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August 2016

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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
277.4055.85333.25
Under Armor Speedform Miles: 47.10Saucony Kinvara 6 - Wicked Orange Miles: 86.45Saucony Kinvara 5 Miles: 42.75Innov8 220 Miles: 52.20Pearl Izumi EM N1 Cool Red Miles: 104.75
Slow milesFast milesTotal Distance
13.000.0013.00

AM- 70º/90% - Finally back home. Was on a trip leading a group of 18 on a history trip in and around Philadelphia. I will share some pics later. My running suffered in mileage last week, but there was tons of walking miles and biking miles.

PM- 86º Hot and wet, getting the legs motivated. 

Under Armor Speedform Miles: 5.00Saucony Kinvara 6 - Wicked Orange Miles: 8.00
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Slow milesFast milesTotal Distance
10.000.0010.00

AM- 68º/97% Easy 6, but as I was running closer to home there were 6 police cars, 1 EMT Truck and 1 Fire Truck by a section of woods. They were cutting a 'hole' in the woods. I have no idea what they were doing , but it seemed like a rescue attempt of some sort. 

PM- 89º Hot. Easy 4. Legs were stiff. 

Saucony Kinvara 5 Miles: 4.00Innov8 220 Miles: 6.00
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Slow milesFast milesTotal Distance
11.000.0011.00

AM 70/80% 11 Easy. Quads were tired. Looking to gear up as August goes along. 

Pearl Izumi EM N1 Cool Red Miles: 11.00
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Slow milesFast milesTotal Distance
14.003.0017.00

AM- 68º/90% 4 Easy, off to work!

PM- 88º/50%/Sunny. 3 W/U and then ran progressive miles until mile 10-11 when the heat took its toll. Had to slow it down and run easy to wrap up the run. Sun had a kryptonite effect on me. I need to invest in lead running clothes. 

Under Armor Speedform Miles: 4.00Saucony Kinvara 6 - Wicked Orange Miles: 13.00
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Slow milesFast milesTotal Distance
7.000.007.00

72/94% 7 recovery style miles. Off to Michigan for a wedding. Need to sneak a run in up there where it's going to be cooler

Innov8 220 Miles: 7.00
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1.2510.0011.25

In Michigan. Early run before the wedding. Good friends, in from Kenya. North of Lansing, ran off the main beat and path on country roads. The thing about running by Opossums is you know they play dead so when you run by a dead one you wonder.... wait... is he playing. Talk about jumping. Quite a bit of road kill all the same. 10+ miles at SubMP (7:34-7:15). Although I did not struggle, something doesn't seem to be clicking with my legs. I think I will really ramp up miles the next 3 weeks and see what I can churn out. 

Pearl Izumi EM N1 Cool Red Miles: 11.25
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Slow milesFast milesTotal Distance
10.000.0010.00

AM - 61 degrees in Michigan, couldn't pass up those temps. 10 recovery. I ate like a bandit yesterday at the wedding reception. The groom side is Jewish Russian and they controlled the food. Steak, Salmon, burgers, rice, potatoes, sautéed green beans.... I enjoyed that!

Pearl Izumi EM N1 Cool Red Miles: 10.00
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Slow milesFast milesTotal Distance
14.000.0014.00

AM- 66º/72% - refreshing. Sorta. 7 Easy. 

PM- 85º- Not refreshing. Thirsty. 7 Slow. 

Under Armor Speedform Miles: 7.00Innov8 220 Miles: 7.00
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Slow milesFast milesTotal Distance
11.203.0014.20

AM- 70º/87%  7 miles w/11x30s Stiders @ 5k pace. Overslept, had to hurry.

PM- 90º/95ºIndex/70DP- Brutallly wet. 7 Miles, 8:39AP. 

Saucony Kinvara 5 Miles: 7.00Saucony Kinvara 6 - Wicked Orange Miles: 7.20
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12.253.0015.25

AM- 77/97%/73DP

Air was heavy. At least the sun was covered when it came out. The classic. 10 mile warm up then 6x3 min intervals at 10k to 5k effort with 2 minute active recoveries. Couldn't hold paces the last few, but effort was there. Tired legs, this one wore me out.

Pearl Izumi EM N1 Cool Red Miles: 15.25
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Slow milesFast milesTotal Distance
13.200.0013.20

AM- 77º/88%/73DP 6.1 Recovery type miles. Legs were tired and a bit sore. Then to work meeting with too much sitting. 

PM- 90º(97ºIndex)/55%/74DP 7.1 Very Slow. Quads sore at start, but loosened up just fine, 

Under Armor Speedform Miles: 7.10Innov8 220 Miles: 6.10
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Slow milesFast milesTotal Distance
14.000.0014.00

AM- 77º/87%/73DP Another wet 7. Tired. Thristy. 

PM- 89º/Heat Index 97º, under a heat advisory. 7 Slow. Happy there was a drinking fountain about half way through. Saw a deer, ducks, 2 salamanders. Not sore so I had that going for me. 

Saucony Kinvara 5 Miles: 7.00Saucony Kinvara 6 - Wicked Orange Miles: 7.00
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Slow milesFast milesTotal Distance
13.506.5020.00

Ohio.... I live in Ohio. Explain to me why it was 80º at 5 am? No hyperbole, no stretching the truth. Just 80º. I know you Texas/Florida guys deal with this often, but I am over a 1000 miles north. Negative attitude over :) 

Hot. Wet. But I was determined to get my run in. I was trying to balance miles with MP miles. This was my breakdown. 1-3 Easy, 3-5 SubMP, 5-8 Easyish,  8-10 MP, 10-13 slowish, 13-15 MP, 16-19 Easy, 19-20 a little speed, some hills, some slow and a jump in the river. Saw a few deer in the river and overall satisfied with my week. I am thankful to be back at it this year, long layoffs due to injury make me appreciate be able to get out in run no matter what the conditions. 

Pearl Izumi EM N1 Cool Red Miles: 20.00
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Slow milesFast milesTotal Distance
5.000.005.00

5 Recovery miles - 73º and heavy rain! What a relief. Run was slow, but the rain made it just enjoyable. 

Innov8 220 Miles: 5.00
Comments(1)
Slow milesFast milesTotal Distance
13.001.0014.00

AM- 7 Easy. 73º, but all rain baby. 2 for 2 on rainy runs. Slow, but after last week, feeling good.

PM- 78º and yes, more rain, 3 for 3. 7 more, threw in some pick ups since my legs were showing signs of life. 

Under Armor Speedform Miles: 7.00Saucony Kinvara 6 - Wicked Orange Miles: 7.00
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Slow milesFast milesTotal Distance
12.751.0013.75

AM- 73º/97%/72DP 6.75 miles. A little rain at the beginning, but then just steamy. Striders- 11x30s@5kish pace. 

PM- 77º/80%/72DP 7 miles, slow, tired. 

Saucony Kinvara 5 Miles: 6.75Innov8 220 Miles: 7.00
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Slow milesFast milesTotal Distance
10.003.0013.00

AM- 73º/95%/72DP Light drizzle for a bit. I'll be heading to Florida today to see my dad. He is pretty sick right now and had surgery. It is at the point where I better make sure I get there in case things turn for the worse. 

Tired physically and mentally. 13 Miles. Slow except for miles 8, 10 & 12 (7:45, 7:34, 7:23) not much, but it took everything I had to muster that. 

Saucony Kinvara 6 - Wicked Orange Miles: 13.00
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Slow milesFast milesTotal Distance
6.000.006.00

6 Hotel Treadmill

Pearl Izumi EM N1 Cool Red Miles: 6.00
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Slow milesFast milesTotal Distance
7.000.007.00

7 very early in FL

Under Armor Speedform Miles: 7.00
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Slow milesFast milesTotal Distance
6.009.2515.25

Wicked early run, before heading back to see dad. Tom if you read this.... This Sat FL weather was awful. 80º and 98%. I soaked my shoes with sweat. 

Pearl Izumi EM N1 Cool Red Miles: 15.25
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Slow milesFast milesTotal Distance
14.000.0014.00

AM- 64º and felt nice.  Even more so after the heat runs. 7 Easy.

PM- 80º on the road in Indiana. Found some random trails to run. They were shaded and well packed. First run in awhile that just felt good. I needed that.  7 more. 

 

Innov8 220 Miles: 7.00Saucony Kinvara 6 - Wicked Orange Miles: 7.00
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Slow milesFast milesTotal Distance
11.000.0011.00

AM- Way too early 4 miles on the hotel TM.

PM- 7 more on the hotel TM. Watched Impractical Jokers the whole time. 

Saucony Kinvara 5 Miles: 11.00
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Slow milesFast milesTotal Distance
2.000.002.00

Tornados. For real. Talk about cutting a run short. 

Saucony Kinvara 6 - Wicked Orange Miles: 2.00
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Slow milesFast milesTotal Distance
5.002.007.00

Finally back home. PM run. 91º Hot. Last 2 miles MP. 

Under Armor Speedform Miles: 7.00
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7.000.007.00

Afternoon run. Tired legs and body. 86º/69%/73DP/93Index/Sunny... why all the descriptions? Because it sapped me again. I'd take a few days off in a row, but I am too close to AF to do so. I need another big week next week since this week fell apart. Partly due to travels and mainly due to Wednesday tornados. I was in Indiana. 8 Tornados touched down. I looked the radar and saw the storms were 20 miles north of me and thought I could easily run. I set out and got about a mile when suddenly it was dark clouds all over me. Lightning strikes were right next to me. I turned around and headed back. I saw the clouds going up, creepy. Almost as creepy as Joes big fat hairy trainers. Ah I digress. I did see one of the funnel clouds in the distance as well. So my 15 mile run turned into 2. I hope that does not come back to hurt my traning. Oh well. 

Saucony Kinvara 6 - Wicked Orange Miles: 7.00
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6.0010.0016.00

72º-80º/89%/73DP Sunny. I don't know what the deal is. I set out for 20 and other than tornados I rarely miss a mileage goal. Not only did I miss it, I only hit 10 MP miles and the kicker is I resoaked my shoes in sweat. So I figured I had two options. Go out tonight and run a double and hit it hard all next week OR shut it down and take 2 days off and come back fresh and hit it hard then. I consulted my running guru and they suggested option 2. I am pretty stubborn so I might run tonight anyway.... or I might take the time off. Leaning off, but mentally that is very hard for me with AF 3 weeks from today. 

Pearl Izumi EM N1 Cool Red Miles: 16.00
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Slow milesFast milesTotal Distance
13.001.1014.10

AM- A very pleasant 68º  7  miles with 9x30s striders @ 5K pace. First run after my 2.5 day break. I think my legs liked the break and both runs felt better. I plan on some good intervals tomorrow so we will see. 

PM- 86º hot.  7.1 easy

Saucony Kinvara 5 Miles: 7.00Innov8 220 Miles: 7.10
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Slow milesFast milesTotal Distance
15.253.0018.25

AM- 69º/93%/68DP - a slight dip in the dew point and I could tell the difference. The classic. 10 Mile warm up followed by 6x3 min intervals. (6:47-6:56 paces) with 2 minute active recoveries. 2 mile cool down on hills. Good effort for me today.  

PM-80/humid. 3 recovery, my quads were tight so I wanted to loosen them up. 

Under Armor Speedform Miles: 3.00Saucony Kinvara 6 - Wicked Orange Miles: 15.25
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277.4055.85333.25
Under Armor Speedform Miles: 47.10Saucony Kinvara 6 - Wicked Orange Miles: 86.45Saucony Kinvara 5 Miles: 42.75Innov8 220 Miles: 52.20Pearl Izumi EM N1 Cool Red Miles: 104.75
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