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Location:

Arlington,VA,

Member Since:

May 31, 2012

Gender:

Male

Goal Type:

Local Elite

Running Accomplishments:

High School PRs (2003)

1600  4:32

3200  9:52

5K XC  16:34

Post High School Road PRs

Mile    4:30 (2016)

5K     15:24 (2017)

8K      26:30 (2012)

10K    32:06 (2015)

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:

2017 Fall Race Schedule

8/20                  Leesburg 20K

9/17        Navy Air-force Half 

10/8           Chicago Marathon

11/4                     St. Rita's 5K

11/12         Veteran's Day 10K

11/23         Turkey Trot 5 Mile

12/9               USATF Club CC

 

 

 

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: 0.00 Month: 300.50 Year: 3178.00
Adidas Takumi Sen Flats Lifetime Miles: 30.00
Saucony Kinvara 7 Lifetime Miles: 133.00
Saucony Triumph ISO 2 Lifetime Miles: 252.50
Adidas Supernova Lifetime Miles: 420.00
Adidas Adios 3 Lifetime Miles: 30.50
Total Distance
67.50
New Balance 890v.4 Miles: 34.50Saucony Fastwitch 5 Miles: 12.00Saucony Triumph 10 Miles: 4.00
Total Distance
10.00

10 miles hilly.  I felt pretty bad on this run. It's hilly but my legs were heavy and I was really tired.  I think since I've done two back to back heavy days, I need to recover.  I didn't get the chance to do drills and strides because I feel so wiped.  Also, humid as all hell...70 dewpoint...shorts are beyond soaked and dripping wet.

New Balance 890v.4 Miles: 10.00
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Total Distance
10.50

5 easy to work + standard core routine and jackknives

5.5 easy back home + 4x100m fast strides and a full set of drills.

extremely humid...water everywhere.  Sweat refused to evaporate. Dewpoint 70+. yuck

 

New Balance 890v.4 Miles: 10.50
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Total Distance
12.00

AM: 1 mi WU   7x1100m hill circuits   3 mi CD.

Ouch!  This one hurt.  My legs are tired and this hill workout got me.  Very tired, the dew points have been horrendous lately. 71 degress! Yuck! Sweat simply does not evaporate and it's very hard to stay cool and I get really tired.

PM: 30 min pool run then 30 minutes easy in the rain. went to go to the pool with my favorite pool friend and they kicked us out after 30 min. due to a thunderstorm so we just went running with some of our teammates who happened to be outside.

Saucony Fastwitch 5 Miles: 12.00
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Total Distance
12.00

AM: 7 to work + standard core routine

PM: 5 home

beautiful weather today

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Total Distance
10.00

AM: 4 easy + 4x100m strides and a full set of drills

PM: 6 easy with a race pace pickup for a minute + standard core routine and ab bench

Awesome weather, low humidity. my 890s wear out fast. They didn't feel very good on the run. I need to invest in a more durable shoe.  May get the Saucony ride for like 55 bucks at 6pm.com 

New Balance 890v.4 Miles: 10.00
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Total Distance
4.00

4 miles easy/slow at lunch

New Balance 890v.4 Miles: 4.00
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Total Distance
9.00

2 mi WU. 8K tempo 2 mi CD

I actually ran a race today and my legs felt great.  First mile was fast but I felt like I had so much energy and I was getting excited about the night...but then a side stitch.  I didn't panic and breathed through it. but then another stitch, then another and I had to slow down.  Each time I sped up yet another cramp attacked me. I was running slow as f#ck getting passed by people and unable to respond.  I am so freaking pissed.  You see I give up a lot of things to pursue running as a hobby and when a race like this happens it makes you question why the f*ck you even bother.  I know I shouldn't let it bother me but it does. I'm a little sad sitting alone typing this at 12:26 when I could be out with friends and drinking beer but ran a race instead.

These cramps are unexplainable but happen every now and then.  a good 12 miler tomorrow should fix me right up though.

Saucony Triumph 10 Miles: 4.00
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Total Distance
67.50
New Balance 890v.4 Miles: 34.50Saucony Fastwitch 5 Miles: 12.00Saucony Triumph 10 Miles: 4.00
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