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Location:

FL,United States

Member Since:

Feb 08, 2015

Gender:

Male

Goal Type:

Other

Running Accomplishments:

Certified course PR's:

Mile: 4:28.0 (Florida, Jan 2020)

5K: 15:12 (FL, Jan. 2020)

10K: 31:44 (FL, Feb. 2020)

15K: 49:03 (FL, Feb. 2020)

1/2 Marathon: 1:10:34 (FL, Feb. 2020)

Marathon: 2:26:57 (WA, July 2019)

100k (63.3 miles, trail): 9:11:00 (FL, Jan. 2019)

Personal:

I started running in 2010 and have (mostly) kept it a habit ever since!  

Miles:This week: 0.00 Month: 23.20 Year: 1064.30
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AM: 20.1 glorious miles on Croom trails with Steve.  Worth the drive.

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AM: 10 miles

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AM: 10 miles at the track.  4:00minute repeats at effort.  Then a good cool down with some fun people.

PM: 7.3 miles, with a workout.  10x400 with ascending rests starting at 10 seconds.  Averaged a 1:12-1:13, but was really ready for it to be over at the end.  Super hot and humid... Florida is baaaack.

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AM: 10.1 miles.  They flew by today.

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AM: 10.5 miles.  A big increase in the number of people outside exercising the last couple days, which is nice to see.  Of course, we were all keeping a healthy distance from one another.  Everyone seems positive, which makes it invigorating.

PM: 7 miles with 5k worth of bridges/hills at effort.

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AM: 10 miles.  Heading to Croom again tomorrow, hopefully with a couple of people.  I love running out there.  I have no reason to be running this much, but I truly just enjoy it.  Tomorrow will be fun.  There will be five of us, so should be pretty easy to socially distance.  I think you can be smart about this and still find ways to enjoy time with others, so hopefully no one on this blog is hoping to chastise me.

Conversely, I think I will still keep in mind my own goals for training.  I still have two obvious milestones to work towards- a sub 15-minute 5k on a certified course, and a sub 1:10 half on a certified course.  I think the sub 1:10 is obviously easier to do, I just don't have a race to do it on!  I mean, I almost did it twice in February, with each instance having run 15k hard literally less than 24 hours prior to the attempts.  Really, a much lower goal is in the cards.  Now, the sub 15-minute 5k is a bit more confusing as to how I will achieve the goal solo.  I really need to be decisive, purposeful, and honest with my workouts if it's to be done.  

My marathon goal of 2:24 is another story.  Boston's date is definitely questionable.  The course is also already challenging- now add in high temperatures, humidity, and having to train in Florida garbage all summer and I think a 2:29 is the best I could hope for even if conditions are relatively favorable.  A 5:40 is ten times easier than a 5:30.  That one might be a throwaway marathon.  Just run it, enjoy it, and whatever happens, happens.  Similarly, it's a bit crazy to think the race will even occur given the current climate in racing.  

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All that being said, all of that is on hold, so the only logical thing to do is to run a bunch of miles, build a nice base, and become a better, more efficient runner.

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AM: 20 miles in croom with Brian, Sarah, Steven, and Jeremie.  Had a great time.  I wish I could run there every week.  First time I've ran two 20-milers in a week since training for my ultra.  

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