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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: 4:38.0 (Florida, May 2015)

5K: 15:33 (Florida, Jan. 2019)

10K: 34:31 (Florida, Sept. 2015)

15K: 50:07 (Florida, Feb. 2017)

1/2 Marathon: 1:12:33 (Florida, Feb. 2017)

Marathon: 2:26:57 (Washington, July 2019)

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

Personal:

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

Miles:This week: 0.00 Month: 177.56 Year: 3580.20
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52.8012.2265.02
Race: Manufacturing 5k (3.107 Miles) 00:16:16, Place overall: 1, Place in age division: 1
Slow milesFast milesTotal Distance
6.003.119.11

Manufacturing 5k Race Report

This was supposed to be my first fitness test "race" since my marathon for the beginning of my training, but it turned out I had a free entry for yesterday's race, so this one took a back seat.  I laced up my nice shoes for this one, hoping to clock in under 16.  I figured it was as good as done, considering I ran a 16:07 yesterday with the highway bridges and hill- however I definitely wasn't plannign on Jeremy jumping in the race at the last minute, so unfortunately I just threw out my race plan of pacing even 5:09s.

I drew him out hard on the first mile.  I figured I'd slow it down if he didn't follow, but since he did I just kept pulling him faster- I did promise him I'd 'race him hard' next time we faced off against each other, so I guess I kept my word.  I felt a little bit bad about it afterwards.  We train together, so I'm not sure I made a mature decision there.

The rest of the race was uneventful and my splits are gross, but I like having a ton of room for improvement.  In hindsight, I wish I stayed with Jeremy and ran with him.  I know it would have hurt my chances at a win, but honestly, who cares- it's a local nothing 5k, and in the end we would have both benefitted from it.  

Splits- 5:03, 5:20, 5:19, 0:34

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No running.

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AM: Big turnout this morning at track- probably about 15-20, which for 5am is pretty impressive.  Workout was 12x400 with 200 recoveries.  Stayed with the group pacing the front.  I tried to pull them a bit the best I could, trying not to get too far ahead.

Splits- 1:17, 1:12, 1:14, 1:12, 1:14, 1:13, 1:12, 1:11, 1:11, 1:12, 1:13, 1:10

I was pumped for this workout.  This was my best workout in a while.  I was recovering well after each item, I was talking, I was leading, I felt strong.  I was pretty geared up for it.  This afternoon is going to be a mess, so I think (as of right now) my plan is to just run John's paces and work on my anaerobic capacity at the end of each item this afternoon.  We'll see.

PM: 7.5 miles, 3 of them relatively fast at effort.  Workout was two sets of 3x800 with 200 recoveries and a single 400 recovery between the two sets.  Did it as a cutdown style and worked on some anaerobic capacity during the final two intervals.  It felt pretty easy, but I am a bit tired from all of the faster running.  

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I am so sick of this hot, humid weather.  It's literally almost November.  When will it stop?!

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PM: 10.1 miles

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PM: 10 miles

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PM: 7.3 miles

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Race: Weedon Island Parkrun (3.107 Miles) 00:17:21, Place overall: 1, Place in age division: 1
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6.903.1110.01

Local free 5k.  This was my first trip to this parkrun- I really like their concept.  The course was sincerely challenging- boardwalks, trail, three 180 turns, and more zig-zags than I can count.  I had planned to run a 16:55ish, but as you can see, I severely underestimated the course, while over-estimating my pacing.  GPS was not useful out here, unfortunately.  I think I'm going to take another crack at it this Saturday, but will not put any effort into preparing for it.

Overall, it was fun! 

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