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January 19, 2019

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Member Since:

May 31, 2012



Goal Type:

Local Elite

Running Accomplishments:

Post High School Road PRs

Mile         4:30 (2016)

5K          15:24 (2017)

10K        31:48 (2018)

10M       52:23 (2017)

Half     1:09:14 (2018)

Mar.    2:29:41 (2015)

Short-Term Running Goals:

Stay injury free, consistently train, and enjoy running

PR in the 5K,10K,10M, half marathon






Long-Term Running Goals:

2019 Race Schedule

1/1               New Years Day 5k (1st, 16:08)

2/3               For The Love 10k 

3/16             Shamrock Half Marathon

4/7               Cherry Blossom 10 Mile

4/28             NJ Marathon ?


9/29             Berlin Marathon




Live near DC in Fairfax, VA. Hoping to train tough and see what I've got before time and other responsibilities catch up to me.



Favorite Blogs:

Miles:This week: 71.00 Month: 232.75 Year: 232.75
Adidas Takumi Sen Flats Lifetime Miles: 98.50
Adidas Adios 3 Lifetime Miles: 90.00
Adidas Sub 2 Flats Lifetime Miles: 18.50
VaporFly 4% Lifetime Miles: 20.00
New Balance 890v6 Lifetime Miles: 65.00
Adidas Supernova.6 Lifetime Miles: 197.75
Total Distance

AM: 3.1 WU 8K tempo 1.9 CD

PM: 5.7 miles easy 

Cold. Had to dig out the winter tights. It was alright. I was mentally tired from work as it's been busy lately. luckily I have Greg to tuck behind so I can focus on my relaxation. I find the actual "work" of the workout doesn't start until three miles in. I'm always progressing the pace and that is where focusing on relaxing at speed becomes such a big deal. I feel as though I should be pushing 6 or 7 mile "tempos" at a slightly slower pace some days as I need to work on aerobic running economy. Either that and/or I also should be doing some 200s after the tempo. 1600m splits: 5:31,5:24,5:19,5:15,5:10

I've noticed that I likely have a higher proportion of fast twitch muscle fibers vs. Greg who I feel has great running economy and excellent fatigue resistance. He's also able to race quite well on modest workouts and easy running. I find that I tire more quickly and when my legs are done I fall off a cliff. I do not believe I am starting too fast but it's important to remember that no two runners are the same and each person requires a different mixture of training to reach their potential. The question is whether you should train to your strengths or train to your weeknesses. The answer is "yes." Train at a variety of paces, covering fast neuromuscular hill sprints all the way down to easy jogging. The proportion of each is the true art of training. I feel I need to increase the total amount of quality in all areas--not my overall mileage. I've been pumping out an average of 80+ MPW for several years yet I've not increased my quality. Stagnation and shoddy races seem to be the result. 

Adidas Supernova.3 Miles: 5.50Saucony Kinvara 7.1 Miles: 10.00
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