The Pursuit of sub 16


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Member Since:

Jan 22, 2009



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


Favorite Blogs:

Miles:This week: 43.02 Month: 129.02 Year: 723.62
Asics Hyperspeed 7 Lifetime Miles: 319.48
New Wave Rider 21 Grey Lifetime Miles: 333.14
Mizuno Wave Rider 22 Lifetime Miles: 489.17
*Mizuno Wave Rider 22 New Lifetime Miles: 326.95
Asics Cumulus 20 Gray/orange Lifetime Miles: 94.25
Race: RMRR MTS 10M (10 Miles) 01:00:58, Place overall: 2
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance

was planning on a half this weekend, but it was just too pricy, so I decided to join the Rocky Mountain Road Runners for their Marathon Training Series races/training runs. They had a 10 and 20 M option, I took the 10 and was hoping for better than 1:01. A little cool at the start, but no wind helped and it warmed up quickly. This race was a good test for Boston (from everything pre-race prep standpoint). My watch didn't save my splits (of course), but I know we started at 6:12, then dropped into the 6:00-6:03 range with a 5:57 mixed in during the first 5 miles. Came through 5 miles in around 30:10 roughly, lost some steam around mile 6, but rebounded and made a strong mental finish more than anything (although after a slow mile 6 and 7, I also hit faster miles again, with the last one probably near 6:05 or better. Finished just under 1:01, not exactly sure how much, my watch had 10.01 in 1:00:57 but it beeped a little ahead of the line. Whatever the time, very happy with this effort as I achieved my goal, improved my 10 mile time from 3 weeks ago by a minute and a half and generally felt really strong, especially after the rough spell passed mid-race. Considering the elevation, I'm excited about what this effort says about my fitness level right now. 3.7 cooldown and roughly 1.8 prerace for a 15.5 total day

Asics Hyperspeed 7 Miles: 10.00Mizuno Wave Rider 21 Miles: 5.50
Night Sleep Time: 0.00Nap Time: 0.00Total Sleep Time: 0.00Weight: 0.00Calories: 0.00
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