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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 

7/4               Firecracker 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





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.



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Miles:This week: 72.00 Month: 247.00 Year: 2009.00
Adidas Takumi Sen Flats Lifetime Miles: 82.50
Adidas Adios 3 Lifetime Miles: 84.00
Saucony Kinvara 7.1 Lifetime Miles: 241.00
Saucony Breakthru Lifetime Miles: 200.50
Adidas Supernova.4 Lifetime Miles: 262.00
Total Distance
Saucony Ride 8 Miles: 17.00Adidas Glide Boost 8.3 Miles: 29.00Saucony Triumph ISO2 Miles: 17.00Saucony Kinvara 7 Miles: 9.00Saucony Triumph ISO 2 Miles: 17.00
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AM: 17 miles easy

I knew today would be tough because it was 76 with a 74 dew point at 7:00 am this morning. I thought I'd be ok doing 18 in this shit because I was going to carry gatorade and re-fill the bottle with water. I started feeling a little off after 5 miles, which is the mile I realized my shorts and shoes were completely soaked already with my own sweat. I was feeling heavy so I turned around at 8.5 instead but began to feel ill a mile after that. I literally could not move my legs and I was dizzy. I stopped and drank three bottles of water at the water fountain. It was no use. I had to run easy and take a break after each mile to make it back. I still feel awful.
As I was suffering out there I began to realize that perhaps I was experiencing heat exhaustion. With a dew point that high your sweat does evaporate and you can literally cook if you are out there too long.

I also think I may have overtrained this week. I was under the mistaken assumption I could train just as hard in extremely humid/hot weather as I could in the winter--I was dead wrong. Didn't feel that great yesterday but I just ignored it.

So, tomorrow I'm going to the pool, and I'm cancelling any remaining Saturday doubles on my schedule. I'll probably permanently replace one of my easy runs with a pool session.

I better go, I'm feeling sick.

Saucony Ride 8 Miles: 17.00
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off. Still hald ill from heat exhaustion. 

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AM: 10 miles + stretch, foam rolling.

PM: 5 miles + strides and drills + standard core routine

amazing weather, 68 degrees with significantly less humidity. My shorts were not soaked half way through the run for the first time in two weeks. It was great.

Adidas Glide Boost 8.3 Miles: 15.00
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AM: 12 miles easy to moderate + stretch, foam rolling

PM: 5 slow

Better weather


Saucony Triumph ISO2 Miles: 17.00
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AM: 9 miles + stretch, foam rolling

PM: 5 miles + standard core routine

A little more humid today


Adidas Glide Boost 8.3 Miles: 14.00
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AM: 3 WU 3200,1600. 2.7 CD  10:33, 5:14

PM: 5 miles in the rain

Humid as f*%# again. sweating buckets. Thunderstorms this evening

Saucony Kinvara 7 Miles: 9.00Saucony Triumph ISO 2 Miles: 5.00
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AM: 12 miles.

PM: no more PM runs on Saturday. They are lame and I'me done-zo

I should have done some core.Gotta get back on the core train next week.

Saucony Triumph ISO 2 Miles: 12.00
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Saucony Ride 8 Miles: 17.00Adidas Glide Boost 8.3 Miles: 29.00Saucony Triumph ISO2 Miles: 17.00Saucony Kinvara 7 Miles: 9.00Saucony Triumph ISO 2 Miles: 17.00
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