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St. Pat's 10K

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Location:

Arlington,VA,

Member Since:

May 31, 2012

Gender:

Male

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

10/7             Army 10 Mile

10/20           Remembrance 5K

11/10           Richmond Half Marathon

11/22           Alexandria Turket Trot 5M

12/9             Jingle All the Way 15K

 

 

 

Personal:

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: 42.00 Month: 227.50 Year: 3034.50
Adidas Takumi Sen Flats Lifetime Miles: 91.50
Adidas Adios 3 Lifetime Miles: 90.00
Adidas Supernova.5 Lifetime Miles: 331.00
NB Vazee Pace.2 Lifetime Miles: 43.50
Saucony Zealot Lifetime Miles: 59.00
Total Distance
88.00
NB RC1600 Flats Miles: 9.00Adidas Glide Boost 8.2 Miles: 48.50NB Vazee Pace Miles: 17.50Saucony Triumph ISO2 Miles: 13.00
Race: St. Pat's 10K (6.214 Miles) 00:32:34, Place overall: 5, Place in age division: 2
Total Distance
12.00

Going into this race I had a sore throat and I’ve been pretty run down. I took a day of no running last week and was feeling better before the race. However, it became very cold and the temp was about 25-28 degrees at race time. Luckily, although slightly breezy, the wind wasn’t too bad.

I thought I was in about 31:40-32:10 shape for this race and I had my eye on setting a PR (current PR of 32:06). We started reasonably in 5:14, I took my turn leading the pack into the wind, mile two was 5:09. Sloane and Jerry pushed the pace and we went through three in 5:04. My official split for the 5K was 16:06. At that point Jerry and Sloan put in a surge and Kyle hung on. I tried, but thought the pace was too fast and fell off. Once I fell off I began my inevitable decline in negative thoughts, doubts, and pessimism. I slowed substantially and came home with a last 5K split of 16:28 while Sloane and Jerry came back in a big negative split in 15:41! Of course I felt like the pace was faster, they started gunning at 5:03 pace.

Now I know what type of shape I’m in and I was definitely in shape to race with Sloane and Jerry and at the very least break 32:00. So where did I go wrong? Where do I keep going wrong? Well coach and I agree it has to do with confidence and fear. Fear that I’m not good enough, fear that It will hurt too bad, fear that they are just better than me and I’ll never be able to beat them. When this shit goes through your head and you decide to back off instead of having faith and confidence, it eats you alive.

My mental game has been my biggest limiter in big races I believe. After talking to my coach, who sent me an email telling me that he knows I can do it, I believe this is where I need to work. I need to have a little belief in myself, the confidence to go for it, and the faith to push forward even when I’m afraid. If I can master this in running, I can master this in life. The struggle continues.

Results

PM: 1 hr. Pool run

NB RC1600 Flats Miles: 9.00Adidas Glide Boost 8.2 Miles: 3.00
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Total Distance
13.00

AM: 8 easy + standard core routine, stretch foam rolling

PM: 5 easy

Adidas Glide Boost 8.2 Miles: 13.00
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Total Distance
13.00

AM: 2.8 WU 5x800 2.7 CD

PM: 4.5 easy + lifting routine,stretch,foam rolling

2:35,2:28,2:25,2:24,2:26. Legs were heavy from the race. Short workout

 

NB Vazee Pace Miles: 8.50Adidas Glide Boost 8.2 Miles: 4.50
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Total Distance
13.00

AM: 8 easy + standard core routine, stretch, foam rolling

PM: 5 easy

nice, in the 60s. Going to get cold again

Adidas Glide Boost 8.2 Miles: 13.00
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Total Distance
13.00

AM: 8 easy + alt. core routine, stretch, foam rolling

PM: 5 w/6x25sec strides

Race report from last week is up: http://freakitypopo.fastrunningblog.com/blog-03-05-2017.html

Saucony Triumph ISO2 Miles: 13.00
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Total Distance
14.00

AM: 2.8 WU 6.4K tempo 2.6 CD

PM: 5 easy + standard core routine, stretch, foam rolling

Felt decent but George kept it at 4 since we are still coming back from the race. Apparently I did not pace it well within the splits but without Greg pacing me this is normal. 1600m splits: 5:26,5:19,5:15,5:12

NB Vazee Pace Miles: 9.00Adidas Glide Boost 8.2 Miles: 5.00
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Total Distance
10.00

PM: 10 easy

Adidas Glide Boost 8.2 Miles: 10.00
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Total Distance
88.00
NB RC1600 Flats Miles: 9.00Adidas Glide Boost 8.2 Miles: 48.50NB Vazee Pace Miles: 17.50Saucony Triumph ISO2 Miles: 13.00
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