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Loveland Half Marathon

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Location:

Fort Collins,CO,

Member Since:

May 15, 2003

Gender:

Male

Goal Type:

Local Elite

Running Accomplishments:

Unaided PR's:
5K: 14:48 (Track - 2001)
10K: 30:45 (Track - 2001)
10K: 31:32 (Bolder Boulder - 2013)
Half Marathon: 1:06:09 (Duluth - 2013)
Marathon: 2:17:54 (Grandma's) - 2014)
Marathon: 2:19:47 (Indianapolis Monumental - 2013)
Marathon: 2:19:49 (Indianapolis Monumental - 2010)

Aided PR's:
10K: 29:38 (Des News - 2011)
Half Marathon: 1:05:30 (TOU Half - 2011)
Marathon: 2:18:09 (St George - 2007)
Marathon: 2:17:35 (Boston - 2011)

Short-Term Running Goals:

Diagnosed with Ankylosing Spondylitis in June of 2008. Started taking Enbrel in March, 2009.

Run as much as I can, and race as well as I can. Make the most of however much time I have left as an able-bodied runner.

2015 Racing Schedule:

  • Feb 14 - Loveland Sweetheart Classic 4-miler (2nd)
  • March 14 - Sharin O The Green 5K (4th)
  • March 21 - Canyonlands Half Marathon (1st)
  • April 19 - Horsetooth Half Marathon (1st)
  • May 2 - Cinco-Cinco 5K (1st)
  • May 25 - Bolder Boulder 10K (35th)
  • July 4 - Firekracker 5K (8th)
  • July 25 - Fort Collins Human Race 5K (1st)
  • September 13 - Loveland Marathon (1st)
  • October 3 - Bacon Strip 10-miler
  • October 18 - Denver Rock 'n' Roll Half Marathon
  • November 7 - Indianapolis Monumental Marathon
  • November 26 - Fort Collins Thanksgiving Day Run

Long-Term Running Goals:

  Run until I'm old, and then run some more. Stand tall.

Personal:

1 wife, 2 kids. 1 cat. Work as a GIS Specialist/Map Geek

Endure and persist; this pain will turn to your good. - Ovid

Therefore, since we have been justified through faith, we have peace with God through our Lord Jesus Christ, through whom we have gained access by faith into this grace in which we now stand. And we rejoice in the hope of the glory of God. Not only so, but we also rejoice in our sufferings, because we know that suffering produces perseverance; perseverance, character; and character, hope. And hope does not disappoint us, because God has poured out his love into our hearts by the Holy Spirit, whom he has given us. - Romans 5:1-5

 

 

Miles:This week: 16.00 Month: 143.50 Year: 1179.00
Saucony Trail Shoe Lifetime Miles: 214.75
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Saucony Kinvara 6 Lifetime Miles: 433.50
Saucony Kinvara 6-2 Lifetime Miles: 252.50
Brooks Pure Connect Blue Lifetime Miles: 248.00
New Balance Trainers Lifetime Miles: 226.75
New Balance 1400 Racers Lifetime Miles: 65.00
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesCrosstraining milesTotal Miles
2.000.000.000.000.002.00

2 miles. Quads still pretty sore from the race Sunday.

Brooks Pure Connect Blue Miles: 2.00
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Race: Loveland Half Marathon (13.109 Miles) 01:12:24, Place overall: 3
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesCrosstraining milesTotal Miles
0.900.0013.100.000.0014.00

Loveland Half Marathon. Had great conditions: upper 30s-low 40s, and no wind. Big downhill race, about 1400' of drop. Given my last race, my main goal was to run around 1:15, and hopefully sneak out with 3rd place.

The race went really well. Got out a little bit too hard (11:10 for first 2 miles, which had quite a bit of uphill), but then settled in on the downhill portion. Let Ryan Donovan and Mike go before 2 miles, and ran alone until Mile 8, when Colin Grueber caught and passed me. Figured it was over then, but Colin did not extent his lead much, so I hung around about 5 seconds behind him for a couple miles. Then caught back up to him around Mile 10, and tried to hang on until I got close enough to make a move. My quads were about gone, so I didn't want to go too early.

Meanwhile, the downhill was really rocking, and the pace increased a lot the last few miles. With about 1.25 miles left, I felt like I was close enough that I would survive, and made my move to back Colin back. Tried to keep the hammer down to the end, and held him off by 2 seconds to secure 3rd. Dovovan was 1:09:35, Mike was 1:12:03, me 1:12:24, and Colin was 1:12:26.

Given I've been running about 40 miles/week, with zero workouts, that was about the best possible outcome for me. Was happy with my time, and glad I raced hard the last half of the race.

Splits: 5:41, 5:29, 5:44, 5:35, 5:33, 5:37, 5:49, 5:29, 5:57, 5:18, 10:32 (2 miles), 5:09, 26s.

 

New Balance 1400 Racers Miles: 14.00
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesCrosstraining milesTotal Miles
2.900.0013.100.000.0016.00
New Balance 1400 Racers Miles: 14.00Brooks Pure Connect Blue Miles: 2.00
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