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Symphony of Lights 5k

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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

 

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Miles:This week: 0.00 Month: 91.20 Year: 1605.89
Asics Cumulus 20 Gray/orange Lifetime Miles: 453.19
Wave Rider 22 Blue/gray Lifetime Miles: 227.64
Adidas Sub-2 Lifetime Miles: 17.16
Cumulus 20 White Lifetime Miles: 73.30
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
160.6533.250.007.35201.25
Asics DS Trainer Bl/Yel Miles: 36.50Asics 2170 GT Starred Miles: 85.65Asics 2170 Slv No Mark Miles: 40.85Asics DS Trainers Miles: 8.50Asics 2000 2 Red/black Star Miles: 26.65Asics Hyperspeed 2 Flats Miles: 3.10
Night Sleep Time: 0.00Nap Time: 0.00Total Sleep Time: 0.00Weight: 0.00Calories: 0.00
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
8.308.000.000.0016.30

ran by feel-ish tonight, knew it was over 16, but measuring showed it to be around 16.3, total time was 1:54:58, 7:03 avg pace, got a few splits here and there, on the way back I did hit a few around 6:40 pace, so i was probably all over the map, felt pretty good though for the most part, am suprisingly a little sore here now afterwards, did ice bath, but I think the miles are starting to pile up on me, good workout though

Asics DS Trainer Bl/Yel Miles: 16.30
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
7.200.000.000.007.20

easy run out in the cool november rain, little over 51 minutes

Asics 2170 GT Starred 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
7.200.000.000.007.20

tough run tonight with not feeling very well, probably went too far given how bad i felt, head cold, throat--gonna get to the doctor tomorrow

Asics DS Trainer Bl/Yel 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
5.900.000.000.005.90

sick with a head cold, virus--still managed to get a run in tonight though, i was feeling a little better later on

Asics 2170 Slv No Mark Miles: 5.90
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
7.200.000.000.007.20

a little under 51 minutes, getting weird running completely in the dark at 5

 

Asics 2170 GT Starred 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
6.000.000.000.006.00

6 in 42 and change, still a deep cough and not feeling great

Asics DS Trainer Bl/Yel Miles: 6.00
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
0.006.000.000.006.00

6 in 41:46, 6:57.5 pace

Asics 2170 GT Starred Miles: 6.00
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
6.104.000.000.0010.10

10.1 tonight, just got rolling and felt good, 4 early miles were under 7 so GMP, total was 1:11:46, 7:06 avg pace

Asics 2170 Slv No Mark Miles: 10.10
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
7.500.000.000.007.50

high winds and rapidly decreasing temps tonight made for a tougher run, hit the hilly route again and got after it pretty good for 7.5

Asics 2170 GT Starred 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
4.502.500.000.007.00

hard effort tonight even though my pace didnt reflect it given the high winds and very cold air (20s) with light flurries, 20-30 mph N winds, toughed it out and finished 7 miles somewhere nearing 48 min, but it was hilly cold and a good effort to get in on tired legs

Asics DS Trainer Bl/Yel 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
7.850.000.000.007.85

good workout tonight, very very cold though, wind chill in the single digits

Asics 2170 Slv No Mark Miles: 7.85
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
6.000.000.002.258.25

treadmill tonight in tulsa after a long drive. after a 3 mile start, I decided to drop the mill to 5:30 pace, was feeling really easy and and about 3/4 of a mile the breaker blew and the machine stopped--had to get the front desk to fix it, got back on the mill, did a mile slow, then dropped it to 5:27 pace for 1.5 miles, that is 8:10 for 1.5, which is around 16:47 5k pace. felt really pretty easy, i mean definitely a hard pace, but felt good to pound out some speed, finished with a 2 mile c/d for 8.25 total, overall good workout and indicator of fitness

Asics 2170 GT Starred Miles: 8.25
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
10.004.000.000.0014.00

great run tonight not only for the quality of the run but it was lightly snowing with almost no wind, it was very surreal and picturesque, watched as it got darker and darker, very neat and one of my favorite runs on my favorite trails in the powdery snow--made all my own prints too--always fun when the trail is fresh and no one else has been on it. was rolling through the first 3 miles in 20:38, 4 in 27:44, then slowed it down and just enjoyed the run and the scenery, ended with 14 miles in 1:41:10, 7:14 avg pace, strides afterwards

Asics 2170 GT Starred Miles: 14.00
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

7 easy tonight, very very cold, GI issues combined with cold is not fun

Asics 2170 Slv No Mark 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
6.500.000.002.008.50

bitterly cold tonight, wc around -5 with strong winds, so i tried to avoid it and went inside on the treadmill for the first time at the new apartments, did 3 mile warmup then a 5:35, then a mile and a half easy, then did a 5:18 mile, felt tough but good, kind of all-out type effort, lights went off during the 5:18 which made it difficult, cooled down with another 2.5 for 8.5 total

Asics DS Trainers 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
7.750.000.000.007.75

7.75 miles tonight on a cool night

Asics 2000 2 Red/black Star Miles: 7.75
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 on the mill here in Nashville

Asics 2170 GT Starred 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
7.000.000.000.007.00

7 on the treadmill tonight, sweatfest

Asics 2170 GT Starred 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
6.000.000.000.006.00

felt very tired

Asics 2170 Slv No Mark Miles: 6.00
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
2.008.750.000.0010.75

got a good run in tonight, overcast, drizzly and wind starting to build along with the cold, a nice late november dusk run, 10.75 in 1:14:50, 6:58 avg pace, strides and ice bath after to recharge the legs for a 2 week stretch of racing before end of cycle

Asics 2170 GT Starred Miles: 10.75
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
6.250.000.000.006.25

6.25 easy on the treadmill, very cold and windy tonight

Asics 2000 2 Red/black Star Miles: 6.25
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
6.000.000.000.006.00

6 easy out in the cold, not terribly cold though

Asics 2000 2 Red/black Star Miles: 6.00
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

out in the ice and cold, 4 in 29:23, 7:20 pace + strides

Asics 2170 Slv No Mark Miles: 4.00
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
6.250.000.000.006.25

easy tonight outside, decent weather

Asics 2170 GT Starred Miles: 6.25
Night Sleep Time: 0.00Nap Time: 0.00Total Sleep Time: 0.00Weight: 0.00Calories: 0.00
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Race: Symphony of Lights 5k (3.11 Miles) 00:17:38, Place overall: 3, Place in age division: 1
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
4.500.000.003.107.60

Finally did a race I have always wanted to do tonight. It was a long drive (3+ hours) but it was worth it--it was one of the few races that is an afternoon start, which I love because I run better in the afternoons/evenings.  For future reference, normal coffee and breakfast followed by a turkey sandwich on white bread about 11:40. Took a half a GU before starting the race. My 14 year old brother came to the race with me and he ran xc this year, but hadn't really been training since and he still managed a 22:28, so he was pretty happy with that--3rd in AG. I started out pretty solidly, hitting my first mile in 5:25, followed with the 2nd mile in 5:43 (11:08), then finished up the rest in 6:29, 5:50 +39 probably, clocked a 17:38 overall. I had chances in the last mile to catch the 2nd place guy but did not have the kick. I got to within a few seconds of him but he ended up beating me by 10 seconds overall. I took 3rd place, a result I am content with. I feel pretty overcooked in terms of training--having been on this cycle since June--my legs just don't have quite the pop left and that is understandable-- I can usually get 5 months on a cycle and I've stretched every last bit of this one. One week left, gonna get a few more races in and then reset. Going to try to not eat wings the night before as well as my nutrition wasn't geat the last few days. 

Asics Hyperspeed 2 Flats Miles: 3.10Asics 2170 GT Starred Miles: 4.50
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
6.650.000.000.006.65

extremely cold, this caps the 3rd month in row where I have run over 200 miles, that is easily a 3 month record for me

Asics 2000 2 Red/black Star Miles: 6.65
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
160.6533.250.007.35201.25
Asics DS Trainer Bl/Yel Miles: 36.50Asics 2170 GT Starred Miles: 85.65Asics 2170 Slv No Mark Miles: 40.85Asics DS Trainers Miles: 8.50Asics 2000 2 Red/black Star Miles: 26.65Asics Hyperspeed 2 Flats Miles: 3.10
Night Sleep Time: 0.00Nap Time: 0.00Total Sleep Time: 0.00Weight: 0.00Calories: 0.00
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