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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 this spring.

 

 

 

 

 

Long-Term Running Goals:

2018 Spring 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

6/9               Lawyers Have Heart 10K

7/4               Freedom 5k 

7/13             Midsummer Night's Mile

9/1               Kentlands/Lakelands 5K

9/15             Dulles Runway 5K

9/22             Clarendon Day 10K

10/7             Army 10 Mile

11/10           Richmond Half Marathon

11/22           Alexandria Turket Trot 5M

12/9             Jingle All the Way 15K

 

 

 

Personal:

Live near DC in Arlington, 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: 200.50 Year: 1652.00
Adidas Takumi Sen Flats Lifetime Miles: 76.00
Adidas Adios 3 Lifetime Miles: 84.00
Saucony Kinvara 7.1 Lifetime Miles: 159.50
Saucony Breakthru Lifetime Miles: 113.50
Adidas Supernova.4 Lifetime Miles: 81.00
Total Distance
32.00
Adidas Takumi Sen Flats Miles: 10.00Adidas Supernova.3 Miles: 2.00Adidas Supernova.4 Miles: 20.00
Race: Broad Street Run (10 Miles) 00:52:38, Place overall: 26, Place in age division: 8
Total Distance
12.00

Went to Philly to run a large-ass road race--I think there were 40K runners. The course was mostly all straight and point-to-point. I figured I had a shot at a PR in the race but I wasn't sure since I've been so far removed from the long tempo efforts that got me in such good half shape in Feb/March.

I started too fast but the course is a net downhill. I think it was 5:04 so I relaxed and worked on catching some guys so I had some people to run with for a few miles. I caught a few at mile 3 but I wanted to go faster so I left them and then ran most of the remainder of the race alone. Was 25:5x something through 5 miles and about 32:20 through 10K. I struggled quite hard at miles 8 and 9 and once I looked at my Strava auto-splits after the race I realized my pace slipped to 5:20 and 5:22 for those miles. It was tough as my legs did not have that "pop" and my calves were hurting. I regained my composure and lurched forward for a final mile in 5:12. A couple of guys came by me in the last 600-400 and I chased them down with a kick. I finished in 52:38-not bad but off my PR of 52:25.

My first take is that I should no longer use my Takumi Sen racing flats for any race above 10K. My calves were hurting and I did not have much support in the legs. I should have worn my Adios like I did at Shamrock.

My second take is that I was just getting tired from months of training and races. It's hard to maintain great racing form for multiple months and continue to train at the same time and expect PRs. Legs and mind were a bit stale. I think Pike's Peek was about it for the season and I hung on for a week to do Broad Street.

This season has been good as I started puting in more consistent efforts and workouts beginning in Janurary. This got me back down to sub 1:10 in the half and I managed to snag a 10K PR this season as well. I've found that I need to change up my training stimulus a bit if I expect to gain anymore PRs. I'm quite seasoned in running as I've been at this for a number of years. The same-old lame-ass workouts don't do as much to spark improvement as they used to. I'm going to devote a few weeks to strength and top end speed this summer and run a mile race and a 5K or two. After that I'll give the fall season a go for a half PR and maybe a 10 mile PR at Army.

I have new workouts and new thinking in my head. I'll have to be patient and consistent as I'm also moving in June and my routine will change. For now I am going to take a rest week with some light running and maybe some pool.

results

 

 

Adidas Takumi Sen Flats Miles: 10.00Adidas Supernova.3 Miles: 2.00
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PM: 2 beers, 2 burgers, tater tots, and Oreos 

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PM: 45 min pool run + some cake 

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Total Distance
5.00

PM: 5 miles easy + standard core routine

 

Adidas Supernova.4 Miles: 5.00
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Chips and Oreos

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Total Distance
8.00

AM: 8 miles in beautiful weather + standard core routine

Adidas Supernova.4 Miles: 8.00
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7.00

AM: 7 miles with Jenn + standard core routine

back home in Ohio. Ran with Jenn at her pace. Pretty decent recovery week. I need to fix my diet though.

Adidas Supernova.4 Miles: 7.00
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Total Distance
32.00
Adidas Takumi Sen Flats Miles: 10.00Adidas Supernova.3 Miles: 2.00Adidas Supernova.4 Miles: 20.00
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