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Arkansas Traveler 100

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Member Since:

Oct 19, 2010

Gender:

Male

Goal Type:

Other

Running Accomplishments:

Arkansas Traveller 100: 1st Place; October 7, 2017

Arkansas Traveller 100: 1st Place; October 1, 2016

Arkansas Traveller 100: 15:36:33, 1st Place (Course Record);  October 3, 2015

Arkansas Traveller 100: 15:59:12, 1st Place; October 4, 2014 

War Eagle Tail Twister 50K: 4:07:12, 2nd Place; June 3, 2017

2017 New York City Marathon: 2:53:59; November 5, 2017

2013 Boston Marathon: 2:59:11; April 1, 2013

PR, Sleeping Bear Marathon: 2:45:41, 1st Place; October 7, 2012

PR, Soaring Wings Half Marathon: 1:20:33, 8th Place; October 29, 2011

Personal:

Pride necessarily sprouts and grows; a pride that can only come from relentless kneading of unwilling flesh, painful months of grinding and burning away all that is heavy, all that is strength-sapping and useless to the body as a projectile. --John L. Parker, Jr., runner/author

The credit belongs to the man who is actually in the arena, whose face is marred by dust and sweat and blood; who strives valiantly; who errs, who comes short again and again, because there is no effort without error and shortcoming; but who does actually strive to do the deeds; who knows great enthusiasms, the great devotions; who spends himself in a worthy cause; who at the best knows in the end the triumph of high achievement, and who at the worst, if he fails, at least fails while daring greatly, so that his place shall never be with those cold and timid souls who neither know victory nor defeat. --Theodore Roosevelt

Favorite Blogs:

Russian champion tries Crocs, commits to racing a marathon in them

Nikolay Chavkin in the video below did 3x1000, first two in Adidas carbon-fiber models, the last one in Crocs. Surprised by the result (2:52, 2:52, 2:50) with the fastest interval done in Crocs, he committed to racing a marathon in Crocs if the video gets 42K likes and 195 comments (for 42 km 195 m, the marathon distance). Nikolay's current marathon PR is 2:14:00. The video was created by a Russian sporting goods store chain. Their moto is "more sports - brighter life", which we think is wonderful, and also deserves a Like. If you want to see a fast marathon in Crocs, go to the video and click the Like button. And make sure to share it with your friends.

Miles:This week: 31.75 Month: 11.25 Year: 3145.75
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
146.000.000.002.00148.00
Night Sleep Time: 34.00Nap Time: 0.00Total Sleep Time: 34.00
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
9.500.000.001.5011.00

9 Miles in 68:25 on a nice afternoon; ran to Scott Field and stretched it out with 6X400m Repeats at a smooth pace (89-90 secs/repeat); after returning home, I did a 2-Mile jog/walk in 30 mins with Diana, so I ended up with 11 Total Miles.

Wesley

Night Sleep Time: 7.00Nap Time: 0.00Total Sleep Time: 7.00
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
12.500.000.000.5013.00

11 Miles in 86 mins on TM; 4 striders.

13 Total Miles including 2 Miles of commuting.

Wesley

Night Sleep Time: 6.00Nap Time: 0.00Total Sleep Time: 6.00
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
12.000.000.000.0012.00

10 Miles in 80 mins on TM.

12 Total Miles including 2 Miles of commuting.

Wesley

Night Sleep Time: 7.00Nap Time: 0.00Total Sleep Time: 7.00
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
12.000.000.000.0012.00

8 Miles in 64 mins on TM.

12 Total Miles including 2 Miles of walking/jogging with Diana at park and 2 Miles of commuting.

Wesley

Night Sleep Time: 7.50Nap Time: 0.00Total Sleep Time: 7.50
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Race: Arkansas Traveler 100 (100 Miles) 15:59:12, Place overall: 1, Place in age division: 1
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
100.000.000.000.00100.00

 

Beautiful day for the 24th running of the Arkansas Traveler 100 in the Ouachita National Forest.

6:00 am start at 48 degrees; peaking around 71 degrees in the afternoon; comfortable, early fall breeze all day long.

Miles 1 - 60 at 9:00/mile; Miles 61 - 100 at 10:00/mile.

17 GU Roctane Gels; 6 bags of GU Chomps; 13 20 oz. Gatorades; 3 peanut butter-and-honey sandwiches.

Ran alone from start to Mile 83.9 (Lake Winona) where I picked up my brother, Luke, as a pacer for the only stretch of night running. Running as much of the race as possible in daylight was part of my race strategy, and, in fact, I didn't even carry a flashlight/headlamp as an incentive to push hard for the 16-mile stretch between crew locations from Mile 68 (Powerline inbound) to Mile 83.9 (Lake Winona).

Third fastest time in race history, 22 minutes off course record.

Stayed clean (no falls) and kept my wits.

Stayed present, focused, and did my best, just as I had committed to do when talking to my son, Max, the night before the race. He believed in me. My wife, Diana, believed in and supported me throughout the process. 

The efficiency and effectiveness of my two-man crew (my father, Mark, and Luke) was the envy of other runners. We crushed it, and there's no way sub-16 would have even been in the discussion without a near professional operation (approximately 7 minutes in 5 crew locations/aid stations).

My Granddad, who passed away Friday morning, was watching over me.

Wesley

 

 

Night Sleep Time: 6.50Nap Time: 0.00Total Sleep Time: 6.50
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
146.000.000.002.00148.00
Night Sleep Time: 34.00Nap Time: 0.00Total Sleep Time: 34.00
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