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Hillbilly Hike 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 - 35:32 (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: 8.70 Month: 108.90 Year: 2086.59
Asics Cumulus 20 Gray/orange Lifetime Miles: 470.44
Wave Rider 22 Blue/gray Lifetime Miles: 364.94
Adidas Sub-2 Lifetime Miles: 60.97
Cumulus 20 White Lifetime Miles: 355.64
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
88.580.0019.321.00108.90
Cumulus 20 White Miles: 67.09Adidas Sub-2 Miles: 19.81Wave Rider 22 Blue/gray Miles: 22.00
Night Sleep Time: 0.00Nap Time: 0.00Total Sleep Time: 0.00Weight: 0.00Calories: 0.00
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
3.300.000.000.003.30

Cumulus 20 White Miles: 3.30
Night Sleep Time: 0.00Nap Time: 0.00Total Sleep Time: 0.00Weight: 0.00Calories: 0.00
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Race: Hillbilly Hike HM (13.11 Miles) 01:18:21, Place overall: 3
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
3.390.0013.110.0016.50

Favorite race of the year today (except for maybe Boston). Local Hillbilly hike HM starting in a nearby town and running to my hometown on a trail I am really familiar with from growing up here. Goal was sub 1:16, but have been feeling a little overcooked lately, and after seeing the race-day forecast I figured it'd be a tough shot. Normal pre-race routine, got a 1.5 warmup and the kept moving to stay warm, 32 degrees and 23 windchill at the start, clear and sunny though, luckily the wind was a cross-wind for most of the race (almost tailwind for a 4 mile segment), so that helped. Got out and was all alone after 1 mile, was completely by myself until I caught some of the 10ker's near the end. Here are my splits:

1- 6:02

2- 5:57 (11:59)

3- 5:53 (17:52)

4- 5:50 (23:42)

5- 5:54 (29:36)

6- 5:58 (35:34), was about 36:43 or so at the 10k, was at like 38:53 at halfway, so goal at that point was to try to stay under 1:18

7- 6:03 (41:37)

8- 6:02 (47:39)

9 - 6:03 (53:42)

10 - 6:03 (59:45, 5:58.5 pace, a good split through 10 miles, not where I was hoping to be, but all things considered I was hanging on

11 - 6:03 (1:05:48)

12 - 6:03 (1:11:51, rattled off 6 extremely consistent miles! kind of crazy actually)

13 - 5:55 (1:17:46)

change - :35 - 1:18:21, 5:59 pace

Overall, I am happy with the effort, when things got tough at about 8 or 9 miles, I could have easily packed it in, after all, I was all alone and there was no chance of catching anyone or losing spots, but I'm proud that I kept fighting and my pace stayed really steady, 4th best half-marathon time of my life, and so also 4th time I've been able to run one under 6:00 pace, so always nice to do that, cooled down only for about 1.3. 3rd pace overall. Not sure what's next but would like to get some shorter races in the next month  before breaking before Boston cycle #4

Adidas Sub-2 Miles: 13.11Cumulus 20 White Miles: 3.39
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
6.400.000.000.006.40

easy paced 6.4 today, surprisingly sore

Cumulus 20 White Miles: 6.40
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
8.200.000.000.008.20

Cumulus 20 White 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
9.000.000.000.009.00

beautiful 50 degree morning run in Iowa today - 7:27 pace + strides

Cumulus 20 White 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
7.300.000.000.007.30

really cold this morning in iowa, did not feel very strong at all on top of that, 7.3 in 7:43 pace, tomorrow will probably be another rest day

Cumulus 20 White 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
9.300.000.000.009.30

9.3 in 7:25 avg pace this morning, felt okay for the most part + strides

Cumulus 20 White Miles: 9.30
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
4.700.000.001.005.70

treadmill tonight with at my wife's gym, had big time stomach issues so called it in after 5.7, did get a mile in 5:30 pace though, wanted at least one uptempo

Wave Rider 22 Blue/gray Miles: 5.70
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
7.600.000.000.007.60

freezing cold morning, 15 degrees in light snow, 7.6 easy paced - 7:25 pace

Wave Rider 22 Blue/gray Miles: 7.60
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
6.700.000.000.006.70

easy 6.7 tonight, sun went down early so a little cold by the end + strides

Cumulus 20 White Miles: 6.70
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
5.000.000.000.005.00

5 easy this morning, was kind of tight at the start, but felt better as it went on, 7:30 avg pace 

Cumulus 20 White 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
3.200.000.000.003.20

Cumulus 20 White Miles: 3.20
Night Sleep Time: 0.00Nap Time: 0.00Total Sleep Time: 0.00Weight: 0.00Calories: 0.00
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Race: Pumpkin Pie 10k (6.21 Miles) 00:37:36, Place overall: 8
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
5.790.006.210.0012.00

10k this year that I've done the last two years, so wanted to keep it alive and do it again. Really flat course and even in driving sleet last year I ran 36:3X, so with perfect weather forecast I was excited to see what I could do. However, the race did not pan out well. I woke up feeling tired and my legs just had nothing it seemed like, especially the 2nd half of the race. Did everything normal before the race, just think I'm a little overcooked this fall. Here are my splits:

1- 5:56

2- 5:56 (11:52)

3- 5:50 (17:42, was at 18:2Xish at the 5k)

4- 6:03 (23:45)

5- 6:09 (29:54, wind was up during the race and was in my face here, but was fading otherwise too)

6- 6:07 (36:01)

change - 1:35, it came out to .27 in my watch, so although it seems long, this course is notorious for lapped traffic, so I was weaving all day long and so I definitely ran longer than 10k, but the course is certainly accurate

 

total was 37:36, 6:00 pace according to my 6.27 on my watch, but for the 10k would be around 6:02-6:03 pace. Just really lost momentum in the 2nd half and had nothing in terms of turnover, cooled down for 3.1 to get to 12 on the day, will see what is next - probably should decide when to take the impending break to recharge

Adidas Sub-2 Miles: 6.70Cumulus 20 White Miles: 5.30
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
8.700.000.000.008.70

Gorgeous evening tonight, mid-50s and just beautiful as the sun went down, 8.7 in 7:13 avg pace + strides

Wave Rider 22 Blue/gray Miles: 8.70
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
88.580.0019.321.00108.90
Cumulus 20 White Miles: 67.09Adidas Sub-2 Miles: 19.81Wave Rider 22 Blue/gray Miles: 22.00
Night Sleep Time: 0.00Nap Time: 0.00Total Sleep Time: 0.00Weight: 0.00Calories: 0.00
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