The Pursuit of sub 16

Autumn River Run HM

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Member Since:

Jan 22, 2009



Goal Type:

Local Elite

Running Accomplishments:

5k- 16:23 (2011)

8k- 27:33 (2008)

10k - 35:46 (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


Favorite Blogs:

Miles:This week: 26.60 Month: 105.00 Year: 927.92
Asics DS Trainer Bl/Yel Lifetime Miles: 436.90
Asics Hyperspeed 7 Lifetime Miles: 238.56
Asics 2000 4 Blk/or. STAR Lifetime Miles: 617.55
Asics 2000 Bl/Org NEW Lifetime Miles: 524.62
Asics 2000 4 Gray/ylw Lifetime Miles: 326.25
Mizuno Wave Rider 14 Lifetime Miles: 305.00
New Wave Rider 21 Grey Lifetime Miles: 152.14
Asics Cumulus 20 Lifetime Miles: 41.45
Race: Autumn River Run HM (13.11 Miles) 01:19:18, Place overall: 1, Place in age division: 1
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance

Got up at 2 am this morning and started the long trek back home to Iowa with the plan of stopping in North Platte, NE for a half-marathon I was hoping to do last year and was not able to. Showed up and it was still dark, did the entire warmup in the dark and started the race with the sun still not quite yet up though definitely lightening the sky. A really neat atmosphere for the start of a small race. Got out about half a mile and realized I was on my own for this one, the rest of the pack was falling away. 6:08 to start then a 6:03, the reeled off 5 or 6 straight sub-6. Didn't get my exact splits again because of my watch, but did see most of my splits through 10 as 6:05 or better. 10  mile was roughly 1:00:0X. last 5k sucked though, we turned back into the wind and it had really picked up probably 15-20 and so that slowed me down on the way home. regardless, I felt great the whole run and just had a really strong, smooth effort that felt manageable but not overly pressed. My watch hit 13.13 miles (over a half) with about 400 meters to go on the course so I hit the stop button and clocked 1:19:18, 6:02 avg pace. This was in-line with where most of my watch splits were for the race. The officialy course was probably 13.3 and at least a minute long, as they had my time as 1:20:19 or something. I didn't really notice the official time because I had my half split AND I won, which was fun. Turns out I won $250 - by far the most I've made running a race. Should have probably jumped in the full - $500 to win and it wasn't too competitive either. Overall, fun to win a half - my first half win I think - and some good money to boot. got a cooldown in of 1.7. Drove home the rest of the way home, and although I was pretty sore, pretty happy from the effort. Right where I thought I'd be today.

Asics Hyperspeed 7 Miles: 13.11Asics 2000 Bl/Org NEW Miles: 3.59
Night Sleep Time: 0.00Nap Time: 0.00Total Sleep Time: 0.00Weight: 0.00Calories: 0.00
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