Wesley Hunt

Chicago Marathon

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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: 67.00 Month: 251.00 Year: 2787.00
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
31.7818.220.000.0050.00
Night Sleep Time: 27.50Nap Time: 0.00Total Sleep Time: 27.50
Race: Chicago Marathon (26.22 Miles) 03:14:26, Place overall: 2225, Place in age division: 402
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
11.7818.220.000.0030.00

Well, it was a beautiful morning in Chicago. As part of a long weekend visit with Diana's family, I marked another bucket list race off my list, despite running the Arkansas Traveller 100 Miler last weekend and logging exactly 0 Miles over the last 7 days!
 
I ran 3:14:26, good for 2,225 place overall, 1,958th male, and 402nd in my way too fast division.
 
I actually ran through the half at 1:29:38, hanging on for dear life to the pace group leader for as long as possible. However, finishing with him was not realistic.
 
At Mile 16, after running 6:50/mile with the pace group, I backed it way down and ran Miles 17-24 at 9:00/mile (still much faster than my CR AT100 pace!), which was necessary if I was going to finish without walking, cramping up, or worse.
 
I found a second wind and ran Miles 25-26.22 at sub-7:00 pace. Pretty proud of this because I could have packed it in and ran 3:20 or 3:30, which was my goal going in.
 
In the end, I'm glad I made the decision to go ahead and run today. Chicago is an amazing city, and we had a blast hanging out in Chinatown after the race.
 
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
6.000.000.000.006.00

6 Miles in 46:50 on TM.

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
6.000.000.000.006.00

4 Miles in 31 mins on TM and 2 Miles walking.

6 Total Miles. 

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
8.000.000.000.008.00

7 Miles in 56 mins on TM.

8 Total Miles including 1 Mile walking.

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
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Night Sleep Time: 27.50Nap Time: 0.00Total Sleep Time: 27.50
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