The Pursuit of sub 16

Autumn River Run HM

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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: 0.00 Year: 2269.15
Asics DS Trainer Bl/Yel Lifetime Miles: 422.10
Asics Hyperspeed 7 Lifetime Miles: 189.23
Asics 2000 4 Blk/or. STAR Lifetime Miles: 582.70
Asics 2000 Bl/Org NEW Lifetime Miles: 465.87
Asics 2000 4 Gray/ylw Lifetime Miles: 41.80
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
233.741.0016.111.00251.85
Asics 2000 Bl/Org NEW Miles: 170.24Asics Hyperspeed 7 Miles: 13.11Asics 2000 4 Blk/or. STAR Miles: 59.40Asics DS Trainer Bl/Yel Miles: 9.10
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

rough run tonight, stomach felt bad almost from the start and just went downhill from there, managed 7.2 in 7:27 pace

Asics 2000 Bl/Org NEW Miles: 7.20
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
8.200.000.000.008.20

treadmill tonight, cold wasn't the issue but it was pouring down rain and I didn't want to mess with that in 40 degree weather, 7:20 avg pace or so

Asics 2000 Bl/Org NEW Miles: 8.20
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
7.000.000.000.007.00

7 easy tonight in 7;24 - felt extremely easy + strides

Asics 2000 Bl/Org NEW Miles: 7.00
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
6.200.000.000.006.20

okay run this morning, 7:3X pace

Asics 2000 Bl/Org NEW Miles: 6.20
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
5.000.000.000.005.00

5 easy this morning, felt okay

Asics 2000 Bl/Org NEW 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
3.400.000.000.003.40

pre-race 3.4 today, 7:32 avg pace, felt pretty easy, goal tomorrow is 1:18 or better

Asics 2000 Bl/Org NEW Miles: 3.40
Night Sleep Time: 0.00Nap Time: 0.00Total Sleep Time: 0.00Weight: 0.00Calories: 0.00
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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
3.590.0013.110.0016.70

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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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
8.500.000.000.008.50

morning run 8.5 in 7:45 avg pace back in Carlisle today - started getting a migraine AGAIn, so that was a bummer

Asics 2000 Bl/Org NEW Miles: 8.50
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
9.100.000.000.009.10

cold and windy Iowa fall day, just like I like them, clouds opened up on me about 3 miles in though and got dumped on with rain, kind of sucked at first, but wasn't too bad after a while. Kind of enjoyed it. ended up with 9.1 in 7:42 avg pace

Asics 2000 4 Blk/or. STAR Miles: 9.10
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
9.500.000.000.009.50

decent run this morning - got better as it went. 9.5 total in 7:37 avg pace + strides, cool fall Iowa day

Asics 2000 Bl/Org NEW 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
8.200.000.000.008.20

8.2 easy in 7:55 pace, felt really sore, played slowpitch last night and definitely felt it today, hopefully will be better tomorrow

Asics 2000 Bl/Org NEW Miles: 8.20
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
13.400.000.000.0013.40

somehow, snuck in a really good run today. 13.4 in cool overcast conditions, decent for running, 7:20 avg pace all told, a little bit of a positive split, but probably because i hadn't eaten anything all day and so had no energy towards the end + strides

Asics 2000 Bl/Org NEW Miles: 13.40
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
5.400.000.000.005.40

my brother's wedding day, he woke me up this morning and said "lets run" so went out and ended up getting 5.4 in 7:20-30 avg pace

Asics 2000 4 Blk/or. STAR Miles: 5.40
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
11.200.000.000.0011.20

7:27 avg pace this morning on my last day in Des Moines, heading back to CO tonight

Asics 2000 Bl/Org NEW Miles: 11.20
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
13.101.000.000.0014.10

great run today for 13.25 anyways, 7:17 pace through that, right at 1:34 for 13 miles, at 13.25, had a massive side cramp and had to stop and jog the way home, I haven't had this feeling for a while, but have had it before last year, I think it's a sign of dehydration as it was warmer today but super dry >10% humidity. I think I might just have worn myself out, either way I made it home for 14.1 for a total of 7:20 avg pace if you include my jogged last mile, strides during the last .3 as much as  I could muster. beautiful fall night and the sunset was amazing, fall colors were glowing and it was neat to watch the transition to night

Asics 2000 Bl/Org NEW Miles: 14.10
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
10.700.000.000.0010.70

10.7 on another gorgeous fall evening as the sun set, 7:27 or 7:29 avg pace, somewhere in there + strides

Asics 2000 4 Blk/or. STAR Miles: 10.70
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

good run tonight, got home late so started after 6 so the sun had already set, pretty much all in darkness. got 11 in 7:20 avg pace + strides, felt decent even given the high mileage this week

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
8.100.000.000.008.10

8.1 easy tonight, felt extremely sore, 7:29 avg pace, tough but gutted it out

Asics 2000 4 Blk/or. STAR Miles: 8.10
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
17.000.000.000.0017.00

17 tonight, didn't feel great until about 8 miles in, so took a long time to warm up, interesting because it was only once the sun went down and it started getting cooler that I started speeding up. negative split by quite a bit, 2:02:10 total, 7:11 avg pace, was amazed at the zone I was able to get into, felt pretty good even with a high mileage week. strides after + ice bath

all time personal best set today - 72.1 miles in the last 6 days, a lil over 12 per day, new record by about a mile!

Asics 2000 Bl/Org NEW Miles: 17.00
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
9.100.000.000.009.10

9.1 in 7:39 avg pace, beautiful sunset with pink glow from the clouds, felt okay given the high mileage lately, 81.2 in the last 7 days

Asics 2000 4 Blk/or. STAR Miles: 9.10
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
5.100.003.001.009.10

great workout today, got out for some speed work and nailed it. 1.3 warmup, then 4 mile tempo in 23:14, 5:48.5 pace. splits were 5:50, 5:51, 5:55, 5:37. last mile was a little downhill but I also opened it up a lot. felt pretty good throughout and although the breathing was tough (cooler night and still adjusting to coming back to altitude after a week at home, nice effort especially given the high mileage I've been putting up (90.3 miles in the last 8 days!). 3.8 cool down

well earned rest day tomorrow.

Asics DS Trainer Bl/Yel Miles: 9.10
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
13.500.000.000.0013.50

decent run tonight, almost 80 degrees still at the start, slow start in terms of getting my body into it, settled in though and hit a steady, solid run, 13.5 in 7:19 avg pace + strides

Asics 2000 Bl/Org NEW Miles: 13.50
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

ok run tonight, snowing the whole time, kind of a shift from the 80 degree day yesterday...7:29 avg pace 

Asics 2000 4 Blk/or. STAR 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
8.000.000.000.008.00

snuck in 8 easy today between work and flying home

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
9.000.000.000.009.00

9 in carlisle after my brother's state xc meet, very cool to get back and watch him run, proud of him, he ran 17:21, a personal best for him by 32 seconds and scored for his team - 4th place, got a run in myself after getting home, had tacos for lunch, but my stomach still held together, so was amazing. 7:19 avg pace + strides after

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
7.000.000.000.007.00

early flight back to denver, then got 7 easy on a really nice morning + ice bath

Asics 2000 Bl/Org NEW Miles: 7.00
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
7.250.000.000.007.25

decent workout this morning, cold - 30 degrees and light rain/mist/snow, not too much tho, 7:31 avg pace + strides, RD tomorrow

Asics 2000 Bl/Org NEW Miles: 7.25
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
233.741.0016.111.00251.85
Asics 2000 Bl/Org NEW Miles: 170.24Asics Hyperspeed 7 Miles: 13.11Asics 2000 4 Blk/or. STAR Miles: 59.40Asics DS Trainer Bl/Yel Miles: 9.10
Night Sleep Time: 0.00Nap Time: 0.00Total Sleep Time: 0.00Weight: 0.00Calories: 0.00
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