The Pursuit of sub 16

FORTitude 10k

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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: 36.00 Month: 143.80 Year: 2003.75
Asics DS Trainer Bl/Yel Lifetime Miles: 403.60
Asics Hyperspeed 7 Lifetime Miles: 166.02
Asics 2000 4 Gr/ylw Lifetime Miles: 538.39
Asics 2000 4 Blk/or. STAR Lifetime Miles: 539.00
Asics 2000 Bl/Org NEW Lifetime Miles: 336.68
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
225.7920.2010.613.50260.10
Asics 2000 4 Blk/or. STAR Miles: 83.50Asics 2000 Bl/Org NEW Miles: 153.29Asics Hyperspeed 7 Miles: 6.81Asics DS Trainer Bl/Yel Miles: 16.50
Night Sleep Time: 0.00Nap Time: 0.00Total Sleep Time: 0.00Weight: 0.00Calories: 0.00
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
6.300.000.000.006.30

morning run 6.3 in 7:37 pace + strides

Asics 2000 4 Blk/or. STAR Miles: 6.30
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
5.200.000.000.005.20

5.2 easy this morning, 7:33 pace

Asics 2000 Bl/Org NEW Miles: 5.20
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
4.000.000.000.004.00

pre-race 4, easy paced. 7:33 avg pace + strides, felt ok - goal tomorrow is sub 37

Asics 2000 Bl/Org NEW Miles: 4.00
Night Sleep Time: 0.00Nap Time: 0.00Total Sleep Time: 0.00Weight: 0.00Calories: 0.00
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Race: FORTitude 10k (6.21 Miles) 00:37:07, Place overall: 55, Place in age division: 1
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
4.790.006.210.0011.00

Innaugural FORTitude 10k. Was fun to be a part of what will certainly someday become a huge event. Weird blood-red sun this morning with all the smoke haze from the wildfires, created kind of an eerie aura, but at least the temp was reasonable. Did not feel great during my warmup, but was hopeful to be under 37 minutes. Was in group A and had a pretty good race I thought. Course was very favorable, much flatter than BolderBoulder and even a little lower elevation. However, I was confused by my watch splits as they didn't really match up with the official splits. my watch had the course as .7-.8 long, which if true was probably 20-25 seconds - even if it was only half that long though, its still a sufficient enough time gap to have kept me above 37 minutes officially. My watch had 5:55 avg, but my official time was 5:58 avg and 37:07. Either way, my goal was to keep this around that pace and get a good tempo in as this pace is my GHMP because at lower altitude I would be a bout 8-10 seconds faster and so actually faster tempo than my Goal half pace. Here are my official splits:

1 - 6:03

2 - 5:59

3- 5;58

4 - 5:55

5- 5:56

6 - 6:07

Total 37:07, 5:58-59 pace

negative split according to the official splits by a few seconds, but according to my watch i was at 18:37 at the 5k marker (which was a course marker), which means I went 18:30 and a 7 second negative split on the 2nd 5k. overall, a very positive race and I got exactly out of it what I wanted - a strong tempo and a fun race. Good cooldown and 11 miles overall

Asics Hyperspeed 7 Miles: 6.81Asics 2000 Bl/Org NEW Miles: 4.19
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
7.500.000.000.007.50

huge stomach problems about 6 miles in, made it home for 7.5

Asics 2000 Bl/Org NEW Miles: 7.50
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
13.300.000.000.0013.30

very nice run tonight, felt kinda rough through 6-7 miles, but then settled in and hammered it through for 13.3 in 7:18 avg pace overall, +strides, warm night, upper 70s, low 80s, but east wind blowing helped a little, felt good to get a longer run in

Asics 2000 4 Blk/or. STAR Miles: 13.30
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
8.600.000.000.008.60

8.6 tonight on a nice evening, felt pretty sore, but made it through 7:26 avg pace

Asics 2000 Bl/Org NEW Miles: 8.60
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
8.002.000.000.0010.00

decent run today, 10 in 1:11:18, 7:08 pace, just felt strong even though I was tired, an interesting feeling, but a positive one nonetheless

Asics 2000 4 Blk/or. STAR Miles: 10.00
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
11.600.000.000.0011.60

11.6 tonight, picked up right where I left off yesterday with the 7:08 paces, in fact strung out several eerily similar splits in a row for much of the run, slower first two miles made the average for the 11.6 7:10 avg pace, strides after, another warm run but felt decent if not a lil tired

Asics 2000 Bl/Org NEW Miles: 11.60
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
5.500.000.003.509.00

speedwork today, even though my legs are kinda toast from this mileage this week, wanted to get some turnover on tired legs to practice that feeling, was planning on 8 800s, ended up doing 6 with 2:20-2:40 recovery  (jogged 400) then did 2 400s after with 1:20 break each, splits were 2:46 (rusty), 2:43, 2:41, 2:43, 2:42, 2:43, then 80 and 79 for the 4's, cooled down for 2.7 or so, rest day tomorrow, legs need it, 71 miles in the last 7 days

Asics DS Trainer Bl/Yel Miles: 9.00
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
9.500.000.000.009.50

9.5 in 7:25 avg pace, felt ok

Asics 2000 4 Blk/or. STAR Miles: 9.50
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
10.500.000.000.0010.50

10.5 tonight, went through some rough patches, it was pretty warm, finished in 7:24 avg pace

Asics 2000 Bl/Org NEW Miles: 10.50
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
9.000.000.000.009.00

felt awful tonight, not sure why, just dead legs. still got 9 in 7:35 but it wasn't fun or pretty

Asics 2000 Bl/Org NEW Miles: 9.00
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
11.000.000.000.0011.00

gutted out 11 today, proud of myself for staying mentally tough on a difficult and warm run, finished the 11 in 7:30 avg pace + strides

Asics 2000 Bl/Org NEW Miles: 11.00
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
8.000.000.000.008.00

8 this morning in 7:40 pace, felt pretty difficult just because my legs are tired, warrior dash this afternoon but took it easy and just enjoyed it, didn't run enough to count more miles

Asics 2000 4 Blk/or. STAR Miles: 8.00
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
12.003.200.000.0015.20

Nice run today, nice cool fall weather, helped me settle in and felt wonderful, 15.2 in 1:50:xx, 7:16 avg pace, was at 55:40 at the first 7.5, so 7:2X pace, ran a 2 minute negative split the second 7.5 and just ripped off a ton of miles about 10-25 seconds per mile faster from 9-15 with mile 13 and 15 being the fastest of the entire run, + strides

Asics 2000 Bl/Org NEW Miles: 15.20
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
10.500.000.000.0010.50

decent run tonight on a really warm dusty and windy evening 10.5 in 7:21 ish pace

Asics 2000 4 Blk/or. STAR Miles: 10.50
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
3.100.004.400.007.50

Average workout today, ended early with stomach problems. 3.4 tempo and just kinda fizzled, 21:10, 6:11 pace, then .6 easy then 1 mile tempo 5:56, rounded out with just 7.5

Asics DS Trainer Bl/Yel Miles: 7.50
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
11.600.000.000.0011.60

warm evening, but sun went down half an hour in so ran the rest in the darkening night skies, 1:24:5X, 7:19 avg pace for 11.6 + strides, felt pretty good all things considered

Asics 2000 Bl/Org NEW Miles: 11.60
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
11.203.000.000.0014.20

good run tonight on tired legs, felt pretty good throughout and was amazed at how easy my pace felt and how the miles just melted away, 14.2 in 1:40:xx, 7:06 avg pace overall, windy and cooling night as a front moved through, didn't really affect me, strides after, good to get two longer runs in back-to-back

Asics 2000 Bl/Org NEW Miles: 14.20
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
9.200.000.000.009.20

true fall day today, 50 degrees, windy and rained the whole time, usually I like rainy days to run but today was rough just because of the huge temp drop from where its been, 9.2 in 7:29 avg pace, decent workout to cap off a good week of mileage

Asics 2000 4 Blk/or. STAR Miles: 9.20
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
7.300.000.000.007.30

misty, rainy and cold, usually my favorite type of weather to run in, started to get the aura symptom of a migraine about halfway through though and that utterly destroyed the run, made it back in 7.3 at 7:35 pace, but just happy to get back since I couldn't see and my head was already starting to hurt

Asics 2000 4 Blk/or. STAR Miles: 7.30
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
8.300.000.000.008.30

8.3 easy in 7:44 pace, definitely sore and my head hurts, but overall okay, strides after

Asics 2000 Bl/Org NEW Miles: 8.30
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
1.0010.000.000.0011.00

good workout today after a long day at school and work, got 10 miles in at GMP, averaged 6:47 for 10 miles, 1:07:50, first half was 34:10, 2nd was 33:40, 30 second negative split, felt easy, as it should have, cooled down for a mile, all on a cloudy and misty evening, very fall

Asics 2000 Bl/Org NEW Miles: 11.00
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
9.400.000.000.009.40

9.4 in 7:21 avg pace, felt kind of sore , beautiful night for a run though, upper 50s and cloudy 

Asics 2000 4 Blk/or. STAR Miles: 9.40
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
8.302.000.000.0010.30

wanted 14 tonight and would have easily got it, but for the migraine that struck at mile 5, can't believe I got another just a few days removed from my last, but thats how it goes, managed to at least get 10.3, but had to turn in early because of the pain. 10.3 in 7:11 avg

Asics 2000 Bl/Org NEW Miles: 10.30
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
11.100.000.000.0011.10

morning run on a foggy start to the day, was pretty cold, but warmed up quite a bit once it burned off, managed 11.1 in 7:27 avg pace, which is a pretty good run for a saturday morning especially after mexican food last night, 260 for the month of sept.

Asics 2000 Bl/Org NEW Miles: 11.10
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
225.7920.2010.613.50260.10
Asics 2000 4 Blk/or. STAR Miles: 83.50Asics 2000 Bl/Org NEW Miles: 153.29Asics Hyperspeed 7 Miles: 6.81Asics DS Trainer Bl/Yel Miles: 16.50
Night Sleep Time: 0.00Nap Time: 0.00Total Sleep Time: 0.00Weight: 0.00Calories: 0.00
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