Boston Marathon Streak: 3

March 2010

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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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Miles:This week: 0.00 Month: 91.20 Year: 1605.89
Asics Cumulus 20 Gray/orange Lifetime Miles: 453.19
Wave Rider 22 Blue/gray Lifetime Miles: 227.64
Adidas Sub-2 Lifetime Miles: 17.16
Cumulus 20 White Lifetime Miles: 73.30
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
146.558.0017.007.60179.15
Asics 2140 GT Black/Gold Miles: 50.10Asics 2150 Miles: 108.80Asics Hyperspeed 2 Flats Miles: 20.25
Night Sleep Time: 0.00Nap Time: 0.00Total Sleep Time: 0.00Weight: 0.00Calories: 0.00
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
2.004.000.000.006.00

6 miles today, turned into a makeshift uptempo run. Hit the middle 4 miles at GMP. 33 degrees and so i wore shorts. Felt very warm!!

1- 7:32.6

2- 6:54.8

3- 6:52.5

4- 6:33.5

5- 6:48.8

6- 7:29.4

TOTAL-- 42:11, 7:02 avg pace. Hit the GMP middle 4 miles in 27:07, which is right near 6:47 pace. Felt pretty good.

Asics 2140 GT Black/Gold Miles: 6.00
Night Sleep Time: 0.00Nap Time: 0.00Total Sleep Time: 0.00Weight: 0.00Calories: 0.00
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
7.000.000.000.007.00

7 easy paced today. Weather was "warmer" again, up around 35. Wore shorts. Felt ok, got in a rhythm late in the run, but was pretty stiff early on. Splits:

1- 7:27.2

2- 7:22.4

3- 7:21.8 (22:11, 7:24 pace avg)

4- 7:35.1

5- 7:30.2

6- 7:42.5

7- 7:27.4

TOTAL-- 52:26, right near 7:30 avg pace

Asics 2150 Miles: 7.00
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
2.250.005.000.007.25

today was an awesome workout. 5 miles of tempo. Goal was to stay between 6:00-6:10, and nailed that goal. Warmer today, round 35 again, i wore shorts and flats for the tempo. Splits:

1- 6:00.7

2- 6:08.9

3- 6:05.7 (18:15, 6:05 avg)

4- 6:08.2

5- 6:07.4

TOTAL-- 30:30, 6:06 avg

Im very happy with today's run. I flew for only having around 6 weeks of mileage under my belt.

Asics Hyperspeed 2 Flats Miles: 5.25Asics 2140 GT Black/Gold Miles: 1.00Asics 2150 Miles: 1.00
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
6.000.000.000.006.00

6 miles today. Should be one of the nicest days of the week. Felt pretty sluggish because of the short turnaround and general tiredness. splits:

1- 7:10.1

2- 7:47.5

3- 7:21.8 (22:19, 7:26 avg)

4- 7:29.9

5- 7:29.6

6- 7:49.9

TOTAL-- 45:08, 7:31 avg pace

Asics 2150 Miles: 6.00
Night Sleep Time: 0.00Nap Time: 0.00Total Sleep Time: 0.00Weight: 0.00Calories: 0.00
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
3.000.000.000.003.00

3 in 22:20. 7:27 pace.

Asics 2140 GT Black/Gold Miles: 3.00
Night Sleep Time: 0.00Nap Time: 0.00Total Sleep Time: 0.00Weight: 0.00Calories: 0.00
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
11.500.000.000.0011.50

Felt really bad today running. Legs felt heavy, had GI issues the whole time which made it a very uncomfortable ride, just overall felt like crap. Splits were kind of uneven, i wasnt sure on the mile markers but here is a ROUGH break-down of them.

1- 7:20.4

2- 7:06.8

3- 7:26.8 (21:54, 7:18 avg)

4- 7:46.8

5- 7:53.8

6- 7:33.7 (45:08, 7:31 avg)

7- 7:09.3

8- 7:24.0

9- 7:23.5 (1:07:05, sub 7:30 avg)

10- 7:28.9

11- 7:51.9

last .5- 3:52

TOTAL--1:26:18 (7:29 avg pace)

Overall, I dont think Ive felt this bad for a while running. It was like a death march. Tomorrow is definitely a rest day, then back at it next week to put this one behind me.

Asics 2150 Miles: 11.50
Night Sleep Time: 0.00Nap Time: 0.00Total Sleep Time: 0.00Weight: 0.00Calories: 0.00
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
5.000.000.000.005.00

5 easy miles today. Still felt a little off. Splits were better tho:

1- 7:18.0

2- 7:26.2

3- 7:26.0 (22:10, 7:23 avg)

4- 7:11.9

5- 7:13.6

TOTAL-- 36:35, 7:19 avg pace

Asics 2140 GT Black/Gold Miles: 5.00
Night Sleep Time: 0.00Nap Time: 0.00Total Sleep Time: 0.00Weight: 0.00Calories: 0.00
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
2.400.000.002.605.00

5 fartleking fun miles today. it was cold and rainy, definitely made for a challenge. Did 2 sets of 3,2,1 ons with 1 min off in between each rep and 2 minute set breaks. Added one final set of 3 on 1 on with 1 min in between as I ran out of real estate. 5 miles total in around 36:00, so I estimated the distances to be 2.6 fast miles and 2.4 easy. Good to get a fartlek in to get a nice effort workout.

Asics 2140 GT Black/Gold Miles: 5.00
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
0.504.000.000.004.50

Today was just sposed to be an easy paced 4.5 miles. I ended up running just about every mile in GMP. It didnt feel hard at all though, I thought I was running easy. Always nice when that happens! Splits:

1- 6:45.6

2- 6:44.8 (13:30, 6:45 avg)

3- 6:51.0

4- 6:49.2

last .5- 3:35 (7:10 pace)

TOTAL-- 30:45, 6:50 avg pace

Asics 2140 GT Black/Gold Miles: 4.50
Night Sleep Time: 0.00Nap Time: 0.00Total Sleep Time: 0.00Weight: 0.00Calories: 0.00
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
2.000.003.000.005.00

Mile repeats today. Goal was to stay between 5:30-5:50. Did just that and felt pretty good as well. Took 3 minutes rest between each repeat.

1- 5:43

2- 5:33

3- 5:45

Overall, felt pretty good, especially on the 2nd one. Still managed to close strong on the last one too, so that is a positive.

Asics 2150 Miles: 5.00
Night Sleep Time: 0.00Nap Time: 0.00Total Sleep Time: 0.00Weight: 0.00Calories: 0.00
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
3.000.000.000.003.00

3 easy today, 22:26, 7:29 avg pace.

Asics 2140 GT Black/Gold Miles: 3.00
Night Sleep Time: 0.00Nap Time: 0.00Total Sleep Time: 0.00Weight: 0.00Calories: 0.00
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
13.000.000.000.0013.00

long run today of 13 miles. Felt pretty good, except the weather was absolutely horrible for a long run. Cold, windy, and rainy--chafed big time. Had to stop a few times in the late miles to tie my shoes which was kind of frustrating because I had a good rhythm going. Splits:

1- 7:08.0

2- 7:01.9

3- 7:27.8 (21:37, 7:12 avg)

4- 7:08.0

5- 7:14.8

6- 7:08.4 (43:08, 7:11 avg)

7- 7:13.1

8- 7:26.9

9- 7:20.7 (1:05:09, 7:14 avg)

10- 7:00.1

11- 7:18.0

12- 7:25.6

13- 7:46.2

TOTAL-- 1:34:39, 7:17 avg pace

Asics 2150 Miles: 13.00
Night Sleep Time: 0.00Nap Time: 0.00Total Sleep Time: 0.00Weight: 0.00Calories: 0.00
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
5.000.000.000.005.00

5 easy ones today.

1- 7:47.6

2- 7:39.0

3- 7:26.2 (22:52, 7:37 avg)

4- 7:19.5

5- 7:22.8

TOTAL-- 37:35, 7:31 avg

Asics 2140 GT Black/Gold Miles: 5.00
Night Sleep Time: 0.00Nap Time: 0.00Total Sleep Time: 0.00Weight: 0.00Calories: 0.00
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
7.000.000.000.007.00

7 easy miles today. Felt pretty tired though for some reason, was just dragging through the run. Splits:

1- 7:25.6

2- 7:28.0

3- 7:11.4 (22:05, 7:22 avg)

4- 7:21.4

5- 7:21.8

6- 7:40.3

7- 7:29.8

TOTAL-- 51:58, 7:25 avg pace

Asics 2150 Miles: 7.00
Night Sleep Time: 0.00Nap Time: 0.00Total Sleep Time: 0.00Weight: 0.00Calories: 0.00
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
2.000.006.000.008.00

6 mile tempo today. Tried to stay between 6:00-6:10's. did so and the weather was great! low 50s.

1- 5:57.9

2- 6:05.9 (12:03, 6:01.5avg)

3- 6:05.2

4- 6:05.1 (24:14, 6:03 avg)

5- 6:10.2

6- 6:14.5

TOTAL--36:38, 6:06 avg pace

A very good workout, felt very nice in the middle miles with 6:05s rolling.


Asics Hyperspeed 2 Flats Miles: 6.00Asics 2140 GT Black/Gold Miles: 2.00
Night Sleep Time: 0.00Nap Time: 0.00Total Sleep Time: 0.00Weight: 0.00Calories: 0.00
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
7.000.000.000.007.00

7 miles easy. Felt awesome actually which was surprising after yesterdays workout. The weather had that effect, 60 degrees and just gorgeous out. Made for a nice run. splits:

1- 7:14.4

2- 7:16.0

3- 7:05.3 (21:35, 7:12 avg)

4- 7:10.1

5- 7:11.8

6- 7:27.6

7- 7:16.3

TOTAL-- 50:41, 7:14 avg

Asics 2150 Miles: 7.00
Night Sleep Time: 0.00Nap Time: 0.00Total Sleep Time: 0.00Weight: 0.00Calories: 0.00
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
3.000.000.000.003.00

3 easy miles, 22:30, 7:30 avg pace.

Asics 2140 GT Black/Gold Miles: 3.00
Night Sleep Time: 0.00Nap Time: 0.00Total Sleep Time: 0.00Weight: 0.00Calories: 0.00
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
15.000.000.000.0015.00

Today was an all-time PR for me for mileage in one run/one day. was gonna get 14-15 for my long run and decided to go for 15, making it my longest run ever by .5. Got a good 2nd wind off of my GU. I have  a nice runner's high right now haha. Splits:

1- 7:31.3

2- 7:24.4

3- 7:21.4 (22:17, 7:26 avg)

4- 7:27.7

5- 7:12.3

6- 7:32.2 (44:29, 7:25 avg)

7- 7:12.6

8- 7:09.6

9- 7:31.2 (1:06:22, 7:22 avg)

10- 7:10.7

11- 7:25.4

12- 7:03.5 (1:28:02, 7:20 avg)

13- 7:24.6

14- 7:24.1

15- 7:33.8

TOTAL-- 1:50:24, 7:22 avg pace

Overall, a great run, longest ever! woot woot!

Asics 2150 Miles: 15.00
Night Sleep Time: 0.00Nap Time: 0.00Total Sleep Time: 0.00Weight: 0.00Calories: 0.00
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
5.600.000.000.005.60

Was shooting for 5 to 5.5 miles today, took some different turns and ended up going 5.6 according to mapmyrun. My splits got messed up because of some of the new places I ran, but my total was 40:00 on the nose, which for 5.6 miles averages to 7:09 pace. Overall, felt really good and this run felt easy. 60 degrees and sunny helped as well!!

Asics 2150 Miles: 5.60
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
5.350.000.000.005.35

Todays run was terrible. I fell asleep right before I ran on accident, and woke up in a hurry to run. My legs were so stiff, I just had nothing. Throw in major GI issues on top of that and my 7 turned into barely over 5 at 7:46 pace according to my final total time. This day was bad.

Asics 2140 GT Black/Gold Miles: 5.35
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
4.000.000.005.009.00

2 mile warmup, 2 mile cooldown. In between threw in 5xmile repeats. Goal was to stay within 5:45-6:00. Took 2:30-3:00 breaks between each. Took a toll out of me, but i nailed the pace and had a great workout.

1- 5:55.1

2- 5:52.6

3- 5:46.8

4- 5:45.5

5- 5:39.5

Overall, felt pretty good. I am very happy that my splits got progressively faster with each repeat. Makes me feel like I got better as the workout progressed. Today was the last really hard workout before my 10 mile race next weekend. I will get one more speed day in but it will probably be lighter.

Asics Hyperspeed 2 Flats Miles: 5.00Asics 2140 GT Black/Gold Miles: 4.00
Night Sleep Time: 0.00Nap Time: 0.00Total Sleep Time: 0.00Weight: 0.00Calories: 0.00
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
7.000.000.000.007.00

7 today. Felt quite tired actually. Definitely have some wear and tear on the legs. Splits:

1- 7:11.6

2- 7:01.1

3- 7:09.3 (21:22, 7:07 avg)

4- 7:29.7

5- 7:15.2

6- 7:44.8

7- 7:22.9

TOTAL-- 51:14, 7:19 avg

Started losing it towards the end of the run. I dont think those miles are even either because my time fluctuated quite a bit at the end.

Asics 2150 Miles: 7.00
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
3.250.000.000.003.25

easy run today of 3.25 in 23:32, 7:14 avg pace. Felt like I was jogging but still hit my first mile around 7:04. Hopefully Im just getting in good shape. Set up day as tomorrow will be 16 miles.

Asics 2140 GT Black/Gold Miles: 3.25
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
12.200.000.000.0012.20

Was originally slated for 16, but bonked a little early. Also having some pain in my plantar fascia region of my foot. Kind of worrisome, but I am taking today off as an SRD and will ice consistently. Splits:

1- 7:29.0

2- 7:19.4

3- 7:06.6

4- 7:26.7

5- 7:13.4

6- 7:22.5

7- 7:33.9

8- 7:23.6

9- 7:35.2

10- 7:45.4

11- 7:24.6

last 1.2- 8:56

TOTAL-- 1:30:26, 7:25 avg pace

Asics 2150 Miles: 12.20
Night Sleep Time: 0.00Nap Time: 0.00Total Sleep Time: 0.00Weight: 0.00Calories: 0.00
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
4.500.000.000.004.50

Scaling it back this week for 2 reasons. The first is that I have a 10 mile race scheduled for saturday; the 2nd is that I have been having some foot problems in the plantar fascia region. Iced it all weekend though and am taking ibuprofen. Felt decent today. Hopefully it wont effect me to the point where I have to cancel the race. 

Beautiful outside today, saw 75 degrees on a neon sign downtown. Sposed to be mid 80s on wednesday...crazy stuff for march in the midwest! Splits today:

1- 7:04.5

2- 7:27.3

3- 7:23.3

4- 7:17.6

last .5- 3:27.4 (6:55 pace)

TOTAL-- 32:40, 7:16 avg

Asics 2150 Miles: 4.50
Night Sleep Time: 0.00Nap Time: 0.00Total Sleep Time: 0.00Weight: 0.00Calories: 0.00
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
2.000.003.000.005.00

3 mile tempo today, was hoping to hit around 18:10, ended up faster than that. my foot actually felt pretty good in the flats, which was surprising--however the rest of me felt a little sluggish, so its ice bath time! Splits:

1- 5:56.3

2- 6:11.4 (30 mph headwind on this mile)

3- 5:56.0

TOTAL-- 18:03, 6:01 avg

Asics Hyperspeed 2 Flats Miles: 4.00Asics 2150 Miles: 1.00
Night Sleep Time: 0.00Nap Time: 0.00Total Sleep Time: 0.00Weight: 0.00Calories: 0.00
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
6.000.000.000.006.00

6 miles easy today. The taper begins and I will race this weekend! First race of the year, 10 miles is the distance. I would like to be under 1:02, preferably as close to 1:00 as possible. We will see how I feel. Today's splits:

1- 7:12.8

2- 7:20.8

3- 7:17.9 (21:51, 7:17 avg)

4- 7:19.8

5- 7:07.4

6- 7:14.7

TOTAL-- 43:33, 7:15.5 avg pace, a good run today

Asics 2150 Miles: 6.00
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
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Asics 2140 GT Black/Gold Miles: 50.10Asics 2150 Miles: 108.80Asics Hyperspeed 2 Flats Miles: 20.25
Night Sleep Time: 0.00Nap Time: 0.00Total Sleep Time: 0.00Weight: 0.00Calories: 0.00
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