The Pursuit of sub 16

August 2015

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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

 

Favorite Blogs:

Miles:This week: 23.80 Month: 89.95 Year: 1724.32
Asics DS Trainer Bl/Yel Lifetime Miles: 436.90
Asics Hyperspeed 7 Lifetime Miles: 272.99
New Wave Rider 21 Grey Lifetime Miles: 325.74
Asics Cumulus 20 Lifetime Miles: 345.54
Mizuno Wave Rider 22 Lifetime Miles: 284.28
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
168.712.0010.162.43183.30
Asics 2000 2 Blue/orange Star Miles: 84.15New Asics Red 2000 2 Miles: 58.20Asics 2000 2 Red/black Star Miles: 34.70Asics DS Trainer Bl/Yel Miles: 6.25
Night Sleep Time: 0.00Nap Time: 0.00Total Sleep Time: 0.00Weight: 0.00Calories: 0.00
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
7.000.000.000.007.00

good run today but humid in the am

Asics 2000 2 Blue/orange Star Miles: 7.00
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
5.500.000.000.005.50

humid!

New Asics Red 2000 2 Miles: 5.50
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
6.400.000.000.006.40

beautiful night, 80 degrees but low humidity, 7:2X pace

Asics 2000 2 Blue/orange Star Miles: 6.40
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6.000.000.000.006.00

6 easy tonight in 7:25 ish pace

New Asics Red 2000 2 Miles: 6.00
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
7.000.000.000.007.00

Asics 2000 2 Red/black Star Miles: 7.00
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
6.250.000.000.006.25

Asics 2000 2 Blue/orange Star Miles: 6.25
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
7.150.000.000.007.15

Morning sweaty run, 7:30-:750 pace

New Asics Red 2000 2 Miles: 7.15
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
5.100.000.000.005.10

sweatfest morning run

Asics 2000 2 Blue/orange Star Miles: 5.10
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6.000.000.000.006.00

not a great run

Asics 2000 2 Blue/orange Star Miles: 6.00
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
4.402.000.000.006.40

7:10 avg pace, felt good

New Asics Red 2000 2 Miles: 6.40
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
5.250.000.000.005.25

Asics 2000 2 Blue/orange Star Miles: 5.25
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
5.500.000.000.005.50

Asics 2000 2 Red/black Star Miles: 5.50
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
6.000.000.000.006.00

last run in Iowa for a while

New Asics Red 2000 2 Miles: 6.00
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
6.150.000.000.006.15

first run in my new home of colorado, altitude was tough, but slogged through a decent 6.15 in 7:36 avg pace, my splits were all within 11 seconds of each other (7:29-7:40). sore from moving slowed me down as much as the altitude

New Asics Red 2000 2 Miles: 6.15
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
6.850.000.000.006.85

better run tonight, altitude still a factor on my lungs, but leg soreness from moving is going away, splits were pretty even, total pace was 7:22

Asics 2000 2 Blue/orange Star Miles: 6.85
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
6.000.002.000.008.00

felt pretty good tonight, found a new trail - altitude is still kicking my butt though, splits:

1- 7:07

2- 6:33

3- 7:22

4- 7:04

5- 6:29

6- 7:22

7- 7:21

8- 7:19

total - 8 in 56:39, 7:05 avg pace, all at 5400'

Asics 2000 2 Blue/orange Star Miles: 8.00
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
7.000.000.000.007.00

all my runs now at 5400' unless otherwise noted, altitude still a factor today, decent run tho on a beautiful mid 60s fall-like afternoon

1- 7:19

2- 7:13

3- 7:08

4- 7:13

5- 7:11

6- 7;38

7- 7:26

total - 7 in 50:49, 7:16 avg pace + strides

Asics 2000 2 Red/black Star Miles: 7.00
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
3.670.002.900.437.00

fartlek tonight, 7 miles total, 4, 3, 2, 1 ons with 1 off and 4 min set break, averaged right around 6:00 pace for the ons - 3.33 miles total on, 3.67 off, total of 7

Asics 2000 2 Blue/orange Star Miles: 7.00
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7.000.000.000.007.00

7 morning miles - decent pace 7:34

New Asics Red 2000 2 Miles: 7.00
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
10.000.000.000.0010.00

good run on a nice evening here in Thornton splits--

1- 7:26

2- 7:20

3- 7:16

4- 7:21

5- 7:27

6-7:32

7- 7:39

8- 7:47

9- 7:16

10- 7:14

total-- 10 in 1:14:20, 7:26 avg pace

 

likely uphill on the slowdown and back downhill at the end

Asics 2000 2 Blue/orange Star Miles: 10.00
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
4.850.002.150.007.00

a little speedwork today, 3 x 800 in 2:56, 2:54, 2:50, i find my times are about 10-15 seconds slower at this altitude, did 2 4's in 1:27 each after and a 200 hard effort. overall, 7 miles, decent workout

New Asics Red 2000 2 Miles: 7.00
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
6.300.000.000.006.30

morning run

Asics 2000 2 Blue/orange Star Miles: 6.30
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
6.700.000.000.006.70

morning run, easy pace

Asics 2000 2 Red/black Star Miles: 6.70
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
4.250.000.002.006.25

decent workout tonight, had 3 1000s in 3:32, 3:34, and 3:36, would have done another, but had GI issues

Asics DS Trainer Bl/Yel Miles: 6.25
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
10.000.000.000.0010.00

10 this afternoon on a hot dry day (93) here in CO. tried carrying a water belt, didnt ride well. splits:

1- 7:13

2- 7:06

3- 7:02

4- 7:05

5- 7:26 begin the uphill way back

6- 7:36

7- 7:15

8- 7:14

9- 7:42

10- 7:05

total - 1:12:46, 7:17 pace, not a bad run given the hot weather, can definitely see the changes in elevation in my splits though

Asics 2000 2 Blue/orange Star Miles: 10.00
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
7.000.000.000.007.00

morning run, 7:35 pace, most of my splits were right around that, went out and back uphill then downhill today, felt pretty good for morning run

New Asics Red 2000 2 Miles: 7.00
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
5.390.003.110.008.50

rainy afternoon here in colorado, mile warmup then decided to do a 5k at GHMP tempo, went pretty well, 6:11, 6:09, 5:55, :34 were my splits, 18:49 total, 6:04 pace, right on where I was hoping to be, felt pretty easy effortwise too, a good signpost on my fitness, finished with a solid 8.5 total for the day

Asics 2000 2 Red/black Star Miles: 8.50
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
168.712.0010.162.43183.30
Asics 2000 2 Blue/orange Star Miles: 84.15New Asics Red 2000 2 Miles: 58.20Asics 2000 2 Red/black Star Miles: 34.70Asics DS Trainer Bl/Yel Miles: 6.25
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