The Pursuit of sub 16

Race for the Cure

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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 - 35:46 (2017)

Half Marathon- 1:17:22 (2016)

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: 94.40 Year: 1502.32
Asics DS Trainer Bl/Yel Lifetime Miles: 436.90
Asics Hyperspeed 7 Lifetime Miles: 259.88
New Wave Rider 21 Grey Lifetime Miles: 304.94
Asics Cumulus 20 Lifetime Miles: 286.24
Mizuno Wave Rider 22 Lifetime Miles: 155.49
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
109.7016.006.2019.60151.50
Asics 2150 Miles: 91.90Asics 2140 GT Black/Gold Miles: 36.50Asics Hyperspeed 2 Flats Miles: 12.30Bike X-Training Miles: 8.00Asics 2150 Blue Miles: 10.30
Night Sleep Time: 0.00Nap Time: 0.00Total Sleep Time: 0.00Weight: 0.00Calories: 0.00
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
7.200.000.000.007.20

Asics 2150 Miles: 7.20
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
3.002.000.000.005.00

Technically 2 of my 5 miles today were at GMP. Felt a little sluggish though, still having some GI issues as of late. First 5k of 2010 slated for this coming sunday. Splits:

1- 7:12.3

2- 7:26.8

3- 7:01.0

4- 7:00.1

5- 6:48.1

TOTAL-- 35:28, 7:05.5 avg pace

Asics 2140 GT Black/Gold Miles: 5.00
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
5.000.000.000.005.00

5 uneventful, easy paced miles today.

1- 7:28.5

2- 7:36.2

3- 7:10.6

4- 7:08.6

5- 7:02.3

TOTAL-- 36:26, 7:17 avg pace

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
3.000.000.002.505.50

today was sposed to be 13x400 at around 80 seconds per. The wind was terrible though, 30-40 mph steady, it was unreal. On the exposed track, i was no match for it and ended up only getting in 10 x 400, still managed right near 80 seconds per. I figured It'd be smart not to wear myself out the week of a race, that wind was equivalent to the hills I did last week, or at least thats how i feel now. 

Asics 2150 Miles: 5.00
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
2.003.000.000.005.00

Colder and rainy today, ran 3 of the 5 miles at GMP. felt pretty good, two days of shakeouts to follow as I prep for my first race of the season! Splits:

1- 6:58.2

2- 7:08.8

3- 7:04.2

4- 6:50.0

5- 6:52.2

TOTAL-- 34:53, 6:59 avg pace

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
4.000.000.000.004.00

4 miles in the wind and relative cold. Still had some good flow though. Splits:

1- 7:21.2

2- 7:19.8

3- 7:26.6

4- 7:29.1

TOTAL-- 29:36,7:24 avg

Asics 2140 GT Black/Gold Miles: 4.00
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
2.000.000.000.002.00

pre-race systems check. 2 miles, 15:06, 7:33 avg.

Asics 2150 Miles: 2.00
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Race: Race for the Cure (3.1 Miles) 00:17:48, Place overall: 1
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
3.600.000.003.106.70

Sioux City Race for the Cure today. My first race of 2010, i cant believe its been 6 months since I last raced. Had a good warmup of around 12 minutes and strides. Started off the first mile easier than some of the sprinter-types. Hit mile 1 in 5:32.6. Started the race in about 5th, but by mile 1 it was a two man race, me and the leader, who had about 15 seconds on me, i clocked him around 5:16 for his first mile. Hit the 2nd mile in 5:54.5 (11:27), I had gained a lot of ground on the leader, he maybe had 5 seconds on me by the 2nd mile. From the halfway point through the 2nd mile I noticed he kept looking back to see where I was. From the first time he did this, I knew I had the race won. You dont look back unless you can feel something slipping, ive been there before unfortunately. I ended up passing him with around 600 to go for the lead. I felt good throughout the race, and really had more than enough to solidly close the race. Took the 3rd mile in 5:41.6, a 13 second negative split from mile 2. Finished up the last .1 in 39 seconds. Ended up pulling away to win the race by 6 seconds. Pretty exciting, I love winning races, its a great feeling. Got nice recognition at the awards ceremony, even was handed the microphone on stage to answer a few questions in front of a large audience...kind of caught me off guard. The main thing that today was about though was the cause--racing for breast cancer, I love doing races for such good causes and to be able to win today I felt like was a tribute to those who aren't so fortunate and aren't able to enjoy a weekend road race like I am. Pretty cool all around.

Cooled down for about 2 miles and some light static stretching. Next decision, whether to race 5k or 10k this coming saturday...prolly shoot for the 5k again.

Asics Hyperspeed 2 Flats Miles: 3.10Asics 2150 Miles: 3.60
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
3.003.000.000.006.00

6 mile run today, with 3 miles right at or under 7 min pace making them GMP miles. Felt really good, had a lot of pop in my legs. Splits:

1- 7:12.2

2- 7:26.5

3- 6:58.2 (21:36, 7:12 avg)

4- 6:52.6

5- 7:00.0

6- 7:09.5

TOTAL-- 42:39, 7:06.5 avg pace

Asics 2140 GT Black/Gold Miles: 6.00
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
3.000.000.003.006.00

6 soaking wet and cold miles today total. 3 miles total w/u and c/d with 12x400 repeats on the track with 1:15 rep breaks. Hit each between 1:18-1:20, total time was 15:48 for 3 miles or 5:16 avg pace. Felt pretty good given the conditions and felt like I was flowing. leaning towards 5k this weekend.

Asics 2150 Miles: 6.00
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
4.000.000.000.004.00

 4 easy today in 29:35, or 7:24 avg pace. I am going to run the 10k this weekend, shooting for somewhere in the 36's.

Asics 2150 Miles: 4.00
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
2.000.000.000.002.00

pre race 2 today, felt a little sluggish, not too concerned because I always feel bad running first thing in the mornings. 14:56, 7:28 avg for the run. Just a nice easy shakeout with 6 strides afterwards to boot.

Asics 2150 Miles: 2.00
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Race: Tulip Time 10k (6.2 Miles) 00:37:43, Place overall: 1
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
3.000.006.200.009.20

I have wanted to run this race for the past 3 years, and I finally got my chance today. ended up choosing to run the 10k. 100 people ran the 10k, 300 some odd ran the 5k. Today was my first race win in a distance longer than 5k, felt very good. I started things off very well and dropped the rest of the field with a 5:39 opening mile. I was all alone from there. Right off the start this kid ran with me for around 400 meters, and we were kind of chatting when all of a sudden he turns to me and says "I'm just one of those stupid kids that starts out fast, I can't hold this pace forever" and with that dropped off significantly. I got a good chuckle out of it because people don't usually say stuff like that, pretty awesome! Here are my splits:

1- 5:39.3

2- 5:58.0 

3- 6:08.3

4- 6:05.3 (23:50, 5:57.5 pace through 4 miles)

5- 6:09.9 (30:00, 6:00 exactly through 5 miles, pretty cool to hit 30 exactly)

last 1.2- 7:41.9 (around 6:10-6:15 pace)

TOTAL-- 37:43, 6:05 pace

Overall, I actually am not happy with that time at all. I felt like I easily should have been under 37. I was disappointed to see my finish time when I came across the line. I just got tired late in the race, probably because all of my speed work has been shorter and quicker lately as I have been 5k prepping. It shows that I had it through 4 miles then kind of went downhill. Another reason I slowed after that first 5k (which was 18:30 and right on 37 pace), was that I had no one to run with. I won the race by 3 minutes so I had no one pushing me, i always feel like others help push me to run faster. I did catch a lot of the 5k people, so that helped a little, but overall, i just lost some steam and got tired. Need some more training for these longer runs. Oh well, i cant complain, I won and got $40 cash for the win! Plus they are sending me a custom tulip time mug in the mail. It was a great day, awesome weather, great people, well organized, i thoroughly enjoyed myself.

Asics Hyperspeed 2 Flats Miles: 6.20Asics 2150 Miles: 3.00
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0.000.000.000.000.00

lovely day for an 8 mile bike ride, almost went all the way to the missouri river and back. Felt good to get in a nice long spin.

Bike X-Training Miles: 8.00
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
4.002.000.000.006.00

6 easy ones today. Had some GI issues otherwise I'd of gone 7. Splits:

1- 6:52.0

2- 7:16.9

3- 7:04.3

4- 7:04.8

5- 6:59.1

6- 7:13.9

TOTAL-- 42:31, 7:05 avg pace

Asics 2150 Miles: 6.00
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
3.000.000.003.006.00

Today's workout was a killer cuz it is getting much warmer out. 3 x mile and my goal was to be under 5:30s. Really trying to push my speedwork these next 2 weeks. My splits were:

1- 5:24.1

2- 5:29.2

3- 5:36.6

I took 3:05 and 3:04 rest between the reps. Overall, I am very happy with how I ran today with this workout. My next race is in 3 weeks and one of the nice things about this race is there is a $50 prize if you can break the course record, which is 17:16. I have gone well faster than this before obviously, but it's a matter of dialing my speed back in to that level because I haven't been there yet this year. Today's speedwork adds up (with the predicted last .1) to right around 17:16, so that is a great sign! Gonna keep working hard to make sure I can run sub 17:16...that is assuming I win the race in the first place! Gotta have high goals tho!

Asics 2140 GT Black/Gold Miles: 6.00
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
6.000.000.000.006.00

6 miles today, felt pretty tight and uncomfortable the whole time. Could definitely feel yesterday's speedwork. Splits:

1- 7:16.2

2- 7:40.3

3- 7:14.7

4- 7:25.5

5- 7:22.0

6- 7:12.4

TOTAL-- 44:11, 7:22 avg pace

Asics 2150 Miles: 6.00
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
5.100.000.002.007.10

Another killer workout today. did the 400 uphill beast workout again. Went 8 sets up hard, averaged between 1:26-1:30 per 400 straight uphill, so pretty decent. Then jogged down for recovery. Will be sore tomorrow, but this workout is good for getting better.

Asics 2150 Miles: 7.10
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
4.500.000.000.004.50

Asics 2140 GT Black/Gold Miles: 4.50
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10.000.000.000.0010.00

Hot and humid even early in the morning. Kept a solid pace throughout, 1:14:39, 7:28 avg.

Asics 2150 Miles: 10.00
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Asics 2140 GT Black/Gold Miles: 4.00
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
1.005.000.000.006.00

Got out and did some work today. It was very hot and humid, heat index near 90. Still went out fast and kept a good tempo throughout. Splits:

1- 6:54.0

2- 6:57.2

3- 7:03.3

4- 6:46.7

5- 7:03.3 (5 miles through 34:44, 6:57 avg, GMP)

6- 7:21.6

TOTAL-- 42:06, 7:01 avg pace

Asics 2150 Miles: 6.00
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really got after it today. Did 12x400 while running repeatedly faster each set. The first set my goals were 80, 78, 76, 74, then 2nd set goals were 78, 76, 74, 72, then 3rd set, 76, 74, 72, 70. I was very close each time and hit all of my reps with an average of 74-76. Total time added up was 15:04 for 3 miles which translates to 5:01 pace. Each set ended up like this:

1- 5:09

2- 5:01

3- 4:54

So, all totaled, I hit my reps in the times I wanted.took around 1:15 walking recovery between each rep and around 1:45 between the set (mile) breaks. Felt really good about today's workout and hope that it translates to some fast race times.

Asics 2140 GT Black/Gold Miles: 7.00
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
4.001.000.000.005.00

5 easy miles today in 36:50, 7:22 avg pace. 1 mile was around 6:50, so GMP.

Asics 2150 Miles: 5.00
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Mile repeats today. then 2x800. Splits:

1- 5:11!

2- 5:24

.5-- 2.38

.5--2:46

Overall felt great, Happy with the 5:11 on the opener. Felt good moving that fast.

Asics Hyperspeed 2 Flats Miles: 3.00Asics 2150 Miles: 4.00
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
10.300.000.000.0010.30

Got new shoes today, wasn't planning on breaking them in on this long of run but I did. Went no watch or real clue of my distance, kind of nice to just run free. Didnt really have a choice though, out at the fiance's for the weekend. ended up mapping my run and found it was 10.3, not sure on total time of the run, but over 1:15:00 im sure.

Asics 2150 Blue Miles: 10.30
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
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5 slow miles today, didnt feel real great. 36:50, 7:22 avg. 

Asics 2150 Miles: 5.00
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
109.7016.006.2019.60151.50
Asics 2150 Miles: 91.90Asics 2140 GT Black/Gold Miles: 36.50Asics Hyperspeed 2 Flats Miles: 12.30Bike X-Training Miles: 8.00Asics 2150 Blue Miles: 10.30
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