Boston Marathon Streak: 3

February 2009

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Location:

Thornton,CO,USA

Member Since:

Jan 22, 2009

Gender:

Male

Goal Type:

Local Elite

Running Accomplishments:

5k- 16:23 (2011)

8k- 27:33 (2008)

10k - 35:32 (2018)

Half Marathon- 1:16:48 (2018)

Marathon - 2:55:10 (2017)

Short-Term Running Goals:

Boston 2017!! Hot but great!

Long-Term Running Goals:

  • Win several marathons aside from other road races.
  • Break 16:00 in a 5k.
  • Go sub 2:35 in the marathon
  • Go 1:15 in the half

 

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NEW Cumulus 20 Orange/gray Lifetime Miles: 8.70
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Asics 2130 GT Orange Miles: 109.50
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3 repeat 1600's, 5:41, 5:55, & 5:55, felt pretty good. Im in better shape than i thought this year.

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had a good run today. 5 miles in 34:45. A little faster than i wanted for this run, but it works. First marathon training long run tomorrow! only 8 miles though. April 11th, I will be running my first marathon. Shooting to finish first off, and hopefully to get under 2:50

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8.000.000.000.008.00

I felt great the first half of the 8 miles. 27:40 at the turnaround. Then it all fell apart, i think it was the lack of sleep last night and the colder than i thought weather. Whatever it was my legs felt awful the way back. Good time for a rest day tomorrow.

Asics 2130 GT Orange Miles: 8.00
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Day off! I really needed it because my legs were gone yesterday for some reason. I was surprisingly very sore all day. 5 tomorrow!

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I went 5 miles today as planned. It was kind of a systems check after saturday's fiasco. I felt pretty good, my legs were kinda sore, but i slowed the pace down to 7:15 min/miles and that seemed to help. Very windy on the way back, right in my face at 30 a steady mph, that made it difficult. Other than that I think saturday gets chalked up as being colder than i expected and that cold caused my legs to cramp. It was 45 degrees, but the windchill was around 32, and yet i still wore shorts then. Should have worn tights or pants apparently and need to pay better attention to the windchill as that seems to have caused cramping in my legs. 

Asics 2130 GT Orange Miles: 5.00
Night Sleep Time: 7.50Nap Time: 0.00Total Sleep Time: 7.50Weight: 135.00Calories: 0.00
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
1.000.003.000.004.00

Today was a tempo run. 3 miles a GMP -5 seconds. I felt really good, and actually ended up running the 3 miles a lil below my goal time (ended up in 19:10). Not a bad first tempo in this marathon training cycle!


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Nice, laid  back 5 miles today in 35:25 (7:05 min/mile). Windy on the way out but nice and decently warm on the way back. Overall, a good day for a run!

Asics 2130 GT Orange Miles: 5.00
Night Sleep Time: 8.00Nap Time: 0.00Total Sleep Time: 8.00Weight: 135.00Calories: 0.00
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
1.003.000.000.004.00

Today was another tempo run. I ended up around marathon pace (6:28 miles). Much slower than i had hoped for, i was hoping to end up around 18:45, ended up around 19:25. Its okay though looking at the circumstances. It was morning speedwork, which i find is always slower for me. Plus i had a short turnaround on mileage yesterday which was in the afternoon, so i only had about 16 hours between workouts. With that in mind, today was not a bad workout at all, and it did actually feel pretty comfortable. Just got to get my breathing together in this cold air which is always a challenge. Really slow mileage tomorrow!

Asics 2130 GT Orange Miles: 4.00
Night Sleep Time: 7.25Nap Time: 0.00Total Sleep Time: 7.25Weight: 135.00Calories: 0.00
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Laid back 5 miles today.  Just didnt have much in the tank. I felt really tired for some reason. I had to stop a few times to get my legs back under me. Tomorrows 11 should be interesting.

Asics 2130 GT Orange Miles: 5.00
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 Bonked big time. Just felt like crap after 8 miles and had to stop periodically. Prolly wont be doing that marathon in April, just not enough time to build properly. Maybe shoot for a summer or fall mary and just concentrate on shorter races til then.

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Took the day off. Needed to re-evaluate what races I'll be entering since I will not be running the marathon in April. Instead, I will attempt to run my first in either the summer or early fall. Until then, itll be shorter races, building up to a few halfs. I'm going to build mileage the right way and hope my body responds better. So, next few weeks, mileage will be slowly building.

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The 5 today felt very good. I felt like i was just getting warmed up towards the end of it, which is a good sign. Ran it in 35:55, so around 7:10 pace. Other than a very windy and cold day, this was a good run and it makes for a good start of the week.

Asics 2130 GT Orange Miles: 5.00
Night Sleep Time: 8.00Nap Time: 0.00Total Sleep Time: 8.00Weight: 135.00Calories: 0.00
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Mile repeats today. Did 3x1600 at 5:40, 5:50, 5:55, then threw in one 800 at 2:40 to finish. Had a mile and a half total warm-up+ cool down. Overall, legs felt great. I could have gone faster, but i have basketball tonight and wanted to not kill my legs. Good stepping stone workout today!

Asics 2130 GT Orange Miles: 5.00
Night Sleep Time: 8.00Nap Time: 0.00Total Sleep Time: 8.00Weight: 135.00Calories: 0.00
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6.150.000.000.006.15

Good run today. legs are a little sore from yesterdays speed work and basketball last night, 2 more wins for our 3 on 3 intramural team! Today was really windy and cold, so i had to get tough to get in the over 6 miles today. More speedwork in the morning.

Asics 2130 GT Orange Miles: 6.15
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Very cold today. -4 windchill at the start of my run. Was supposed to do speedwork today, but i was really sore and had shin splits, so decided to move up my easy 3 miles to today and do speedwork tomorrow.

Asics 2130 GT Orange Miles: 3.00
Night Sleep Time: 7.50Nap Time: 0.00Total Sleep Time: 7.50Weight: 0.00Calories: 0.00
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
1.350.004.000.005.35

Tempo today- 4 miles in 24:55 (6:14 min/mi pace). Felt great, was right around where i wanted to be. This was a good run to let me know how fast i can go and how i feel. Definitely a step up today. 7-8 tomorrow, hope we dont get too much snow.

Asics 2130 GT Orange Miles: 5.35
Night Sleep Time: 8.00Nap Time: 0.00Total Sleep Time: 8.00Weight: 135.00Calories: 0.00
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8.000.000.000.008.00

I was up in spirit lake for the weekend, decided to get 8 in today. It was negative windchills and 30 mph winds, so a tough rough, but i got through it and felt pretty decent.

Asics 2130 GT Orange Miles: 8.00
Night Sleep Time: 7.00Nap Time: 0.00Total Sleep Time: 7.00Weight: 0.00Calories: 0.00
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A nice 6 today in 42:43, so7:07 min/mi. pace which felt pretty easy. Shins have been bothering me lately, so i spent some extra time on injury prevention and stretching today. Core routine is still at 30 second intervals. Little cold and windy on the way back but should end up being a nice day.

Asics 2130 GT Orange Miles: 6.00
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Repeats today. 6x800 at 2:40-2:50, with the first two right down at 2:40. Rest was 2 min. Felt really good, except for my shins which are still somewhat bothersome. Beautiful weather today though, 57 degrees! I wore shorts and a t-shirt!

Asics 2130 GT Orange Miles: 5.00
Night Sleep Time: 8.00Nap Time: 0.00Total Sleep Time: 8.00Weight: 135.00Calories: 0.00
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6.500.000.000.006.50

Felt really good today on my 6.5 mile run. Sposed to be really easy pace, but the weather was just so nice (50 and no wind) that i was through my first 3 miles way too fast, had to coax myself to slow down. All in all a great day and shins even felt a lil better.

Asics 2130 GT Orange Miles: 6.50
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1.500.000.003.505.00

Today was supposed to be mile repeats, but when i woke up, the freezing drizzle we were supposed to get was actually freezing downpour! A nice think coating of ice covered everything, so I went to the indoor track here on campus and changed up my workout a little. Did one 1000 at 3:30, then 10x400 at 1:18-1:22, then closed with a 600 in 2:00. Overall, I was tired and my legs were dead by the end of the workout, but thats the goal with fast speed days, and i felt accomplished. I had turned a crappy day into a good one!

Asics 2130 GT Orange Miles: 5.00
Night Sleep Time: 7.50Nap Time: 0.00Total Sleep Time: 7.50Weight: 0.00Calories: 0.00
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3.500.000.000.003.50

Easy 3.5 today. Went inside on the indoor track again cuz windchill was -10 and very windy (from the north). Went a little faster than i expected for an easy/rest day (24:45, lil over 7 min/mile pace) but when you feel good, you feel good!

Asics 2130 GT Orange Miles: 3.50
Night Sleep Time: 8.00Nap Time: 0.00Total Sleep Time: 8.00Weight: 0.00Calories: 0.00
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9.000.000.000.009.00

"Long run" of 9 miles today. Felt decent through about 6-7 miles, then the hills and cold north wind in my face took its toll and legs started to feel heavy. Ended at 7:37 min/miles, so a nice pace for a longer run. Overall, caps off a good week and I am needing the day off tomorrow to let the legs recover!

Asics 2130 GT Orange Miles: 9.00
Night Sleep Time: 8.00Nap Time: 0.00Total Sleep Time: 8.00Weight: 0.00Calories: 0.00
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
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Asics 2130 GT Orange Miles: 109.50
Night Sleep Time: 149.00Nap Time: 0.00Total Sleep Time: 149.00Weight: 135.00Calories: 0.00
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