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Indianapolis Monumental 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
135.9828.20164.18
Mizuno Wave Rider 13 Miles: 33.02Brooks Launch - Nightlife Miles: 60.30Adidas Adizero - Adios Miles: 26.20Saucony Kinvara Miles: 44.66
Slow milesFast milesTotal Distance
6.020.006.02

Low 40's - easy pace. I was happy that my groin pull seems to be almost completely healed, but now when I got out of the car today my lower back was killing me. I am getting old... or maybe I am already there... okay I may act 12, but the body... Prayin I wake up with it feeling decent and perfect by the weekend. 

Mizuno Wave Rider 13 Miles: 6.02
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Cold this morning.... 27 degrees... Gloves worked, but shorts and compression socks were not enough - I was cold when I finished. My back is still sore and did affect my run, but it is better than yesterday and as long as that continues I will be happy. I ran a few of these miles (last few) a bit faster than mgp. I do believe I am anxious :)

Brooks Launch - Nightlife Miles: 8.00
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A solid 28 today... not miles, degrees :) Hope I found a sweet spot for the right amount layers (2) to keep warm without losing mobility. Felt decent - back a little better... I hope hopeful things will come together for Saturday. Busy day of work and tomorrow will be even more so, blah. 

Brooks Launch - Nightlife Miles: 4.00
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2.100.002.10

Getting the blood flowing. In Indy now... legs ready to run. 

Brooks Launch - Nightlife Miles: 2.10
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Race: Indianapolis Monumental Marathon (26.2 Miles) 03:19:04, Place overall: 234, Place in age division: 31
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0.0026.2026.20

After all the miles of training my focus race finally arrived. We spent the night in Indy and I slept like a log. I was surprised how well I slept since I went to bed earlier than normal, before bed I read and listened to things that inspire or motivate me and honestly I was anxious. It is kinda funny since Angel said there were people down the hall making all kinds of noise in the middle of the night. I vaguely remember hearing some door slam, but that might as well have been a dream. 

Woke well enough and it was cold. 27 Degrees. Nice. Did I mention I like sarcasm? I packed a few throw away shirts and used them well. The convention center was open so most of us stayed warm until about 15 minutes till the race began. I spent a few minutes in the elite starting area to see if I could see Paul, just to say hello, but nada. He had an amazing race. Somehow I got 3rd level seeding, I guess based on the time I told them I wanted to run. I find that amusing.

Race starts well enough, always some weaving early on as some people just do not get the point of starting at your planned pace. Oh well. Here are some mile thoughts, but they blend together.. I seriously do not know how so many of you remember so much!  Mile:

1- 7:42 Ok it was cold but being in the large crowd made it not so bad. Good start.

2- 7:40 The big sweat shirt went off as I was starting to sweat.

3- 7:19 Honestly I think the excitement of everything was running through me, but I was trying to remain calm :)

4- 7:24 5- 7:36

6- 7:53 My first and only potty break! I was happy I only had one, but this was coming since mile 2 so I needed it!! I am sure someone out there agrees!

7- 7:18 Really I made a mistake. I was trying to make up the lost bathroom time over the next 3 miles, but instead I made it up in less than a mile. I have to learn to control that.

8- 7:37 Long Sleeve white throw away shirt gone, down to running shirts 9- 7:33 10- 7:35 11- 7:31

12- 7:21 the coarse was almost all flat, but there were a few minor hills to note. I remember the small down hill here that was nice.  

 13- 7:29 Some guy was playing 'Hang On Sloopy' and being a Buckeyes fan I was yelling back to him that he was awesome. Good times. Still feeling pretty strong at the half way point. 

14- 7:31 15- 7:27

16- 7:44 When I passed mile 16 we headed into some park area. There was a wooden bridge that was a bit slippery. I was recalling my training, but felt a little tired. I had been using Shot Blocks throughout, but now I reached into the caffeine shot blocks. I had 2 packs of them, more than enough, but was saving them for the end and I felt like I needed a boost soon. 

17- 7:43 18- 7:41

19- 7:26 Me thinks the caffeine is kicking in! Okay I admit, this was one of the other down hills. Some exit ramp.  

20- 7:39 I keep chomping blocks, more as a way to keep my mind occupied than actually doing any more good at this point.

21- 7:29 Good mile here, mentally I knew when I hit 20 I wanted to stay sharp. I may have expended a bit more energy, but that was the edge I wanted. I was starting to feel it though.

22- 7:35 The wall was coming... think think....

23- 7:52 'I can do hard things' Phil 4:13 kept racing through my mind...

24- 7:44 Legs were starting to give some... I heard someone yell 'Its all heart from here' and I was trying to focus on anything. When I saw the mile 24 marker I felt like I passed the wall... good thoughts were coming...

25- 7:15 An old movie I used to watch was running through my head. The lines went something like "You done everything you came here to do?" "Not yet"  So yeah I was digging deep. One neat thing was you were headed right to the center of Indianapolis here and it was beautiful to look upon.... if my legs were not killing me! 

26- 6:59 Best mile for the end. I was reaching for anything I had left and it was not much, but I was surprised what the garmin said! I was thanking God and running everything motivation thought through my head I could!  .2- 7:00 I could see the kids and camera and threw the hands up at the finish! 

Total time- 3:19:04 Pace 7:36 Boston Qualified, yeah I am happy. Some of you better go to Boston in 2012, I have to meet some of the people who inspired me. My first marathon just over a year ago was 4:26:35. I will take a 1:07:31 improvement. Thanks to God, thanks to the loving family, thanks to those of you who have honestly motivated me and just helped make the blog enjoyable!! 

Adidas Adizero - Adios Miles: 26.20
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Sore legs Sunday and Monday starting to get along... So I thought I would take a nice easy recovery run. I am in KY right now fro work so it is nice and warm this evening when I ran. Funny how after a good race that normal work things do not bother me as much. Well summaries to type...

Brooks Launch - Nightlife Miles: 2.00
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2.000.002.00

a little better today, still pretty sore... it is nice down here right now. Warm and the countryside is awesome. 

Brooks Launch - Nightlife Miles: 2.00
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Slow milesFast milesTotal Distance
3.660.003.66

Recovery runs getting a little faster... legs getting/feeling better throughout the day and just starting to show signs of life while running. I will keep it slow tomorrow but add a few more miles. My friend wants me to run a 5K on the 20th. I am not so sure thats a good idea that soon. Maybe I could pace her, but I do not want to run all out yet. Maybe I am being too strict, I dunno.

B-E-A-U-T-I-F-U-L DAY! Its 70 and just awesome out here (back home in Ohio). Nice change after the 27 degrees a week ago. No wonder the kids get sick so fast.  

Saucony Kinvara Miles: 3.66
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Getting there :) Legs feeling pretty decent. I did  not do any sprints or anything, but I am feeling stronger again. The weather here is perfect right now, about 50 when I ran... it won't last but it is sure nice while it is here! 

Brooks Launch - Nightlife Miles: 8.00
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26 degrees... hello.... love that Ohio weather change! Crazy I say. Legs are coming along nicely. I have no races coming up so I will be bring my miles back at a nice even pace. 

Saucony Kinvara Miles: 4.00
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40 degrees and heavy cold rain. I think I overdressed since I was very warm. Overall run felt great and pushed the pace a bit. How fast:? no clue, didn't wear my watch :) 

Work work.... 

Mizuno Wave Rider 13 Miles: 4.00
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A solid 37 today... funny how that is cold somedays and yet after the 20s and cold rain, it felt pretty good. Legs are feeling good, had a nice easy run. Figure I better start adding some miles soon with Thanksgiving coming. 

We have a HP marathon tomorrow and heading to the midnight showing. Should be fun!  

Saucony Kinvara Miles: 6.00
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HP is in full swing here... fun day going on... lots of food! Good run, a little short with company here, but decent all the same. 5.2 - 7:53/pace - I guess the good thing is I felt like I was running 8:20's. I would like to think I am getting faster, but I am sure that is just a fluke :p 

 

Brooks Launch - Nightlife Miles: 5.20
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9.000.009.00

We had a good time last night. Highly recommend to anyone who is a fan of the movies and/or books. The kids enjoyed the day and night and even though it was 3am when we got in we thought it was worth it. So after a little sleep in, had a nice run. Legs feel good and I don't even feel tired so thats a plus. Oh I take back that 30's feel warm from the other day. I felt a little cold today, probably from the wind that was kicking up today. 

Saucony Kinvara Miles: 9.00
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Kids are off to 'Granny Camp' this am and we will catch up with them in KY on Wed night and stay through the eating holiday. Cold run this morning and although I worked up a good sweat my legs never really warmed up - so the run was just ok, not bad, but not as lively as I would have hoped for. Let's eat some more.

Brooks Launch - Nightlife Miles: 12.00
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Heat wave! 50 degrees during my early am run, have to love that. Should be about the same tomorrow. Crazy Ohio. My legs felt kinda dead today. Not really sure why, but they certainly were. No worries I guess since I am only doing some aerobic base work for a bit. 

Brooks Launch - Nightlife Miles: 9.00
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47, Legs felt better today but I kept to a slower pace today since my body has been resisting me pushing hard. Busy day at work... ugh... crazy time of year for work! Off to KY tomorrow evening :) 

Mizuno Wave Rider 13 Miles: 9.00
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24 degrees hours before sunrise - how everyone wants to start a run. I felt good today. I know that seems like a silly statement, but it is the best I have felt running post marathon. Did some strides and legs seem to respond well. I need to get a 5K in soon and really stretch things out. Busy day and work then the drive to KY as we got here about an hour ago. Happy Thanksgiving, there is much to be thankful for! 

Saucony Kinvara Miles: 9.00
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HAHA from 24 to 60 degrees... yep love it. In KY with the fam, all hill (very steep inclines- pushing hard) and trail running, great time. Time to eat and play! 

+1 PM, had to run that 'hill' one more time... talk about steep! 71 degrees in the afternoon!  

Mizuno Wave Rider 13 Miles: 5.00
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39 this morning, so no back to back super warm days, but we were all very thankful for what we had and enjoyed it oh so much! If I always trained here these mountains would either kill me or majorly increase my endurance. They are crazy steep and muddy today - I pushed hard up them, felt the burn in my lungs that us for sure. 

Saucony Kinvara Miles: 4.00
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Sat we spent the day in the car.... ack. Throws off my schedule completely. a solid 19/20 out this morning, easy run. 

Brooks Launch - Nightlife Miles: 8.00
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I am tired today. Traveling was one thing, but we had friends from Kenya come home! :) First time they have been back in 3 years so we stayed up pretty late. They will go back to Kenya in June/July. They have already told me I need to visit them and train there for 18 weeks with the locals so they can take me to the next level lol. I plan on visiting, but we will see about the rest!

So all things being equal, my run was good today, but I felt sluggish all day afterwards where normally I feel pretty energetic afterwards.  

Saucony Kinvara Miles: 9.00
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So I woke up in a sweat today. Some family members have not felt well and I thought maybe I was getting a cold even though that is rare for me. After getting up and getting my running clothes on I realize it is just warm and thats why I am hot. So my last week of running temps.... 47, 24, 61-71, 39, 19, 30 and 55 & rain today... Makes it.... fun.... 

Good overall run, ran some strides after 6 miles and finished the last mile HMP.  

Mizuno Wave Rider 13 Miles: 9.00
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135.9828.20164.18
Mizuno Wave Rider 13 Miles: 33.02Brooks Launch - Nightlife Miles: 60.30Adidas Adizero - Adios Miles: 26.20Saucony Kinvara Miles: 44.66
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