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Carmel Marathon

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Location:

OH,

Member Since:

Jun 03, 2010

Gender:

Male

Goal Type:

Other

Running Accomplishments:

I started running in Feb of 2009.

First 5K- April 18th, 2009

First Marathon- Sept 19,2009 - Wright Patt Air Force Base Marathon.

PR 5K 19:36  7/04/11  Americana 5K   

PR 10K 42:25  8/06/11  Tadmor 10K (Dam run... HILLS)

PR Marathon 9/17/11 Air Force Marathon 3:14:38

 

Short-Term Running Goals:

 

Show up. 

REALLY show up.

2017 Races

Tie dye 50K - 29th

11/11 Richmond Marathon

 

Long-Term Running Goals:

Qualify for Boston 

Run Boston!  

No injuries and another marathon.

Did I mention avoiding injuries? 

More marathons, help others around me achieve goals.  

Personal:

Married and have two daughters 15 & 21... I hope to convert at least one into a runner :)

Psalm 14:1 "The fool hath said in his heart, There is no God."

John 14:6 "Jesus saith unto him, I am the way, the truth, and the life: no man cometh unto the Father, but by me."

 

Miles:This week: 0.00 Month: 149.93 Year: 547.78
Adidas Adizero - Adios Lifetime Miles: 319.27
Saucony Kinvara 2- Bright Lime Lifetime Miles: 744.21
Saucony Hattori Lifetime Miles: 514.86
Under Armor Speedform Lifetime Miles: 782.25
Saucony Kinvara 5 Lifetime Miles: 816.18
Newton Distance Lifetime Miles: 672.30
Innov8 220 Lifetime Miles: 637.27
Saucony Kinvara 6 - Wicked Orange Lifetime Miles: 582.87
Pearl Izumi N1V2 Flash Green Lifetime Miles: 719.03
Pearl Izumi EM N1 Cool Red Lifetime Miles: 800.36
Pearl Izumi EM N1 Neon Yellow Lifetime Miles: 670.32
Saucony Kilkenny XC5 Lifetime Miles: 185.08
Kinvara 7 Neon Yelarnge Lifetime Miles: 806.51
Adidas Duramo Cool Blue Lifetime Miles: 722.88
Pearl Izumi N1V2 Flash Green #2 Lifetime Miles: 701.48
Nike VaporMax Red/Back Lifetime Miles: 289.03
Newton Mv2 Ghost White Lifetime Miles: 350.40
Saucony Ride Blue Lifetime Miles: 210.75
Slow milesFast milesTotal Distance
135.1665.55200.71
Newton Distance Miles: 7.35Innov8 220 Miles: 72.72Saucony Kinvara 6 - Wicked Orange Miles: 82.04Adidas Adizero - Adios Miles: 26.20Saucony Kinvara 5 Miles: 4.00
Slow milesFast milesTotal Distance
11.520.0011.52

AM 46º and a very clear early morning. Bright stars were out. Just a easy 7.42.

PM 55 and a short run with some easy striders. 

Newton Distance Miles: 4.10Innov8 220 Miles: 7.42
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4.0012.1016.10

2 Weeks until my 1st marathon since 2013. 1st time I am running pain free this close to a marathon since 2010. Extememly thankful. 

I am trying not to get hung up on anything and just enjoy it, but dang it I like to hit goals. Anyway, 38º and a very cold brisk wind. 2 Mile warm up. 12.1 consecuative miles faster than BQMP- 7:50, 7:29, 7:42, 7:35, 7:41, 7:33, 7:47, 7:45, 7:42, 7:40, 7:47, 7:13.   Considering the hills and wind I am good with the effort and resutls. 

Saucony Kinvara 6 - Wicked Orange Miles: 16.10
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Slow milesFast milesTotal Distance
8.000.008.00

37 and snow flurries. Cold wind, easy run. Starting the slow/slight taper. 

Innov8 220 Miles: 8.00
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Slow milesFast milesTotal Distance
6.201.007.20

26 and cold. Had to pull out some running pants. Thought I was done with that for they year. 9 Striders @ 30s. 5K pace. 

Saucony Kinvara 6 - Wicked Orange Miles: 7.20
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Slow milesFast milesTotal Distance
4.354.008.35

33º and chilly, just keeping the legs active on hilly run. 1/2MP-10K pace for 4 miles (around 7:10-7:20)

Innov8 220 Miles: 8.35
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Slow milesFast milesTotal Distance
8.350.008.35

45 and raining. Wind was a factor again and down trees. Easy run. 

Saucony Kinvara 6 - Wicked Orange Miles: 8.35
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Slow milesFast milesTotal Distance
7.451.008.45

a crisp 28º. Easy run with 11x20s striders @ 3-5k pace. Through the neighborhood and when i went by the speedway the delivery driver stopped me for a moment. Said I see you everyday at all times of the morning. Was neat. I mean in a non stalker way.  

Innov8 220 Miles: 8.45
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Slow milesFast milesTotal Distance
11.001.7512.75

26º with a 12º WC. 20 mph wind sustained, it was quite crisp. light snow last night and this morning left a nice icy run. No one else out today at all. By the end the sun was out and removed enough ice despite the cold to finish with some bqmp miles. Glad it is taper week. 7 Days to race. 

Saucony Kinvara 6 - Wicked Orange Miles: 12.75
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Slow milesFast milesTotal Distance
6.000.006.00

6 Easy 

Innov8 220 Miles: 6.00
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Slow milesFast milesTotal Distance
4.404.008.40

Crisp 32º, but the sun was coming up and it was a calm morning. Just ran 4 sub MP to keep my legs reminded that I will need them soon. Long day of work ahead. 

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Slow milesFast milesTotal Distance
4.000.004.00

Afternoon, 57º and feelin fine. Sat forecast is 46 for race start.... I keep checking! 

Innov8 220 Miles: 4.00
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Slow milesFast milesTotal Distance
2.000.002.00

Saucony Kinvara 6 - Wicked Orange Miles: 2.00
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Race: Carmel Marathon (26.2 Miles) 03:35:23, Place overall: 142, Place in age division: 17
Slow milesFast milesTotal Distance
0.0026.2026.20

Happy to be back with my 1st marathon since 2013… even if the results were depressing at best. The 2 miles on Friday felt very nice and although the forecast was slightly warmer than I would like I felt confident going in.

Slept well, morning coffee and oatmeal are my standard long run/race meals. Shuttled over to the race area around 7 and felt a little anxious, but still felt a solid race was in me. Judging by the course I was planning a slight positive split. Nothing crazy, but miles 3-9 are slightly downhill and 9-20 slightly uphill. I figured with that and increasing temps it was a good idea to go out a hair faster. I was aiming for a 3:20-3:23 marathon.

The half marathoners started at the same time as the marathoners and broke off at mile 4. This lead to a congested, slow start and I felt like I had to weave too much early on.

Miles 1-5 7:38, 7:31, 7:38, 7:27, 7:45 Felt pretty decent, could see the 3:15 group in the distance so things seemed like they might go according to plan.

Miles 6-10 7:37, 7:39, 7:36, 7:39, 7:48 On to some bike paths and heading into mile 10 was a little more up than I realized. All good though.

Miles 11-15 7:43, 7:40, 7:43, 7:52, 7:38 I choked on some gu at mile 14. Took me a few seconds to wash it down- I also noticed although I was running at the same effort my times were going up. I know it was gradually uphill, but it bothered me. It was starting to break 60-65 at this point in temps.

Miles 16-18 7:50, 8:03, 8:18….. 8 freaking 18… I was not happy at this point. The effort was there, but the time was slipping away. This may be a surprise, but I have never really ‘bonked’ in a marathon. I mean maybe the 1st one I ever ran, but I had no clue what I was doing then.

Miles 19-20 8:26, 8:32 As I was passing mile 20 I was convincing myself I could still rally back. I was getting hot, but I had fueled smart and knew I could just hold on. I picked out a person and ran with them…. Oh for about half a mile and then I felt… heavy is the best way to describe it.

Miles 21-26.2 8:51, 8:56, 9:32 (all confidence was shattered and focus was gone), 9:42 (debated quitting…. But NO), 10:00 (Tasted vomit in my mouth… push Dan push I kept saying to myself), 9:46, 8:35* (pace for the .2, I tried to look composed for the crowd)

So there it was. 3:35. It was warm. I was being congratulated while I was fighting back tears. Yes I am man enough to admit that. For the first time other than injury I was ready to cry after a race. After a few minutes went by I sucked it up and started to practice what I preach. The only thing I can change at this point was my attitude. I just ran 26.2 miles injury free. I do not do as well because I did not train enough mainly because I have not raced in so long. It was then that I was thankful to God for allowing me even get back to the starting line. To be blessed to even have the means to do such things. To have support of a few good friends and even one on here texting to see how I was. In that light, I am pretty darn happy. God willing and body able, I will push. I mean when I can walk normal again… soon. 

Adidas Adizero - Adios Miles: 26.20
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Slow milesFast milesTotal Distance
1.000.001.00

On the road. 1 Mile in Kokomo. Legs trashed, not ready. 

Saucony Kinvara 6 - Wicked Orange Miles: 1.00
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Slow milesFast milesTotal Distance
3.250.003.25

Much better. Legs still fatigued, but not hurting. 8:38 ap. 

Newton Distance Miles: 3.25
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Slow milesFast milesTotal Distance
6.000.006.00

60/78%/53- A bit humid, but overall okay running weather. 6 Miles around the block. Legs feeling better. Nagging shoulder/neck pain. I think I just slept odd. 8:31 ap. Looking at some new training runs to throw in this spring/summer. I am open to ideas for mid week cruelty. 

Innov8 220 Miles: 6.00
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3.000.003.00

Daughter had theater, Mary Poppins. They were fantastic! I could only squeeze in 3 miles today. 

Saucony Kinvara 6 - Wicked Orange Miles: 3.00
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7.250.007.25

50º this morning. Time to start training again. I would like a quick turn around before racing again. Good morning run, easy. Lots of multicolored squirrels and a baby bunny tagged along today. 

Innov8 220 Miles: 7.25
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Slow milesFast milesTotal Distance
7.261.008.26

66, a bit warm. Windy. 8+ miles. Striders 11x30s @ 5K pace- active recovery. Started just a hair later than normal so I had to weave the kids walking to school. Made me feel like it was a real 5 K. 

Saucony Kinvara 6 - Wicked Orange Miles: 8.26
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4.255.009.25

Had my doc in the am and some good adjustments felt so nice. 9.25 evening. Ran from the bike bath to the yellow loop and the orange loop trails- which is just over 3 miles of tough switchback running - pushed hard. Actually hit some low 7's and high 6's on the trails that I did not think was possible. Felt strong and the shoes made me feel sure footed. Also saw a few Ohio Whitetail deer and a scared a few walkers hiking the trails. Makes it complete. 

Innov8 220 Miles: 9.25
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Slow milesFast milesTotal Distance
12.380.0012.38

53 and misty. Easy recovery run. 

PM - 4 miles between storms. 

Saucony Kinvara 5 Miles: 4.00Saucony Kinvara 6 - Wicked Orange Miles: 8.38
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6.002.008.00

Tough morning so had to settle for an evening bike path run. 66, but not humid. 8 miles, w 13x20s striders @ 3k pace -mostly low 6/high 5's. Active recoveries. I thought the bike bath would be busier. There were some friendly people and high fived a girl as we passed on the way back. She needed motivation it looked like. 

Innov8 220 Miles: 8.00
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7.507.5015.00

48 with a cool drizzle (sorry Joe). Ideal running temps, although there was a some wind for resistance. Not many people out early, but by the end there was some people enjoying the day. I saw of 12 rabbits and was beginning to wonder if I was having too many kale smoothies. Luckily I survived. Legs were tired so I wanted to start very slow and then just get progressively faster. Mission accomplished. 9:36, 9:19, 9:04, 8:57, 8:39, 8:24, 8:13, 8:01, 7:52, 7:42, 7:21, 7:07, 7:05, 7:22, 7:29. At no point did I feel like I really was 'pushing' it, so good deal. 

Saucony Kinvara 6 - Wicked Orange Miles: 15.00
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Slow milesFast milesTotal Distance
135.1665.55200.71
Newton Distance Miles: 7.35Innov8 220 Miles: 72.72Saucony Kinvara 6 - Wicked Orange Miles: 82.04Adidas Adizero - Adios Miles: 26.20Saucony Kinvara 5 Miles: 4.00
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