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October 18, 2018

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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     1:09:45 (2015)

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:

2018 Race Schedule

2/3               For the Love of It 10K (1st overall 32:57)

3/4               St. Pat's 5K and 10K (3rd overall 32:51)

3/18             Shamrock Half  (4th overall 1:09:56

4/8               Cherry Blossom 10 Mile (53:10)

4/29             Pike's Peak 10K (31:48)

5/6               Broad Street 10 Mile (52:38)

6/9               Lawyers Have Heart 10K (33:03)

7/4               Firecracker 5k (15:45,3rd)

7/13             Midsummer Night's Mile (4:33,3rd)

9/1               Kentlands/Lakelands 5K (16:01 2nd)

9/22             Clarendon Day 5K (15:29, 10th)

10/7             Army 10 Mile

11/3             St. Rita's 5K

11/10           Richmond Half Marathon

11/22           Alexandria Turket Trot 5M

12/9             Jingle All the Way 15K





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: 58.00 Month: 210.00 Year: 3390.00
Adidas Takumi Sen Flats Lifetime Miles: 91.50
Adidas Adios 3 Lifetime Miles: 90.00
NB Vazee Pace.2 Lifetime Miles: 91.50
Saucony Zealot Lifetime Miles: 98.00
Adidas Supernova.5 Lifetime Miles: 141.00
Adidas Sub 2 Flats Lifetime Miles: 15.00
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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