Wesley Hunt

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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: 25.00 Month: 52.50 Year: 3187.00
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
7.0027.004.003.0041.00
Night Sleep Time: 33.50Nap Time: 0.00Total Sleep Time: 33.50
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
0.0010.000.000.0010.00

10 Miles at 7:00/mile on a hilly 5-mile loop through my neighborhood, including a couple of nice, half-mile trails connecting the different developments.  I really enjoyed this afternoon run on a mild (69 degrees) day with a nice breeze.  My stomach felt fine today, so I took a gel 15 minutes before the run and after the first 5-mile loop.  I also had a few swigs out of a water bottle I had staged at the beginning/half-way point to wash down the gel.  

All in all, it was a good effort, and I pushed it pretty hard and finished with a strong sub 6:30 final mile.  Hopefully, the hill training will pay dividends down the road.   

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
4.000.004.000.008.00

2 Mile warm-up followed by 4X1 Mile Repeats at 6:15 on treadmill set to 1.0 incline; 60 seconds rest between repeats; 2 Miles easy to cool down for a total of 8 Miles.  

I  felt descent this morning despite being rushed for time and battling through some indigestion following a late, big meal last night.  When I plan to run in the morning, I need to make an effort to move up dinner the evening before.  The issue, of course, is that my wife and I prefer to eat (and enjoy) dinner after we get the kidos to sleep...so this is something I'll have to work through over the next few weeks.  

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
0.004.000.000.004.00

4 Miles at 7:04/mile on a cool, but humid, morning in Little Rock. 

Wesley 

Night Sleep Time: 5.50Nap Time: 0.00Total Sleep Time: 5.50
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
3.005.000.003.0011.00

2.5 Mile warm-up, including 4X100m accelerations;

Marathon Pace / Tempo Run:  2 Miles at 7:00, 3 Miles at 6:39, 3 Miles at 6:59;

0.5 Mile cool-down.  

Great run to kick-off my Turkey Day as thunderstorms move toward Little Rock; mild and humid; breakfast and coffee prior to warm-up, restroom pit-stop and gel after warm-up.  

I hope everyone out there has a great Thanksgiving.  Enjoy the time with your loved ones...and relaxing in front of the television for some great football!

Go Hogs!  Beat LSU!

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
0.008.000.000.008.00

After a great evening enjoying a second Thanksgiving dinner with family, and a wonderful night's sleep, I was glad to be back on the road this morning.  

I treated myself to 8 Miles at 6:49/mile on a chilly, 31 degree morning; breakfast and coffee about an hour before run; felt really good and comfortable throughout on a planned "easy" day per my training schedule; cool weather certainly aided me considerably in running a solid pace.   

Wesley 

Night Sleep Time: 8.00Nap Time: 0.00Total Sleep Time: 8.00
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
7.0027.004.003.0041.00
Night Sleep Time: 33.50Nap Time: 0.00Total Sleep Time: 33.50
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