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Sharin O The Green 5K

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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.

Training for the 2018 Colorado Marathon

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: 0.00 Month: 0.00 Year: 471.50
Saucony Trail Shoe Lifetime Miles: 247.50
Hoka Clifton Lifetime Miles: 491.50
Saucony Type A6 Lifetime Miles: 186.50
Saucony Zealot Lifetime Miles: 478.75
Saucony Kinvara 6 Lifetime Miles: 433.50
Saucony Kinvara 6-2 Lifetime Miles: 358.75
Brooks Pure Connect Blue Lifetime Miles: 337.25
New Balance Trainers Lifetime Miles: 314.50
New Balance 1400 Racers Lifetime Miles: 65.00
Brook Pureflow Lifetime Miles: 99.50
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesCrosstraining milesTotal Miles
209.659.004.003.100.00225.75
Asic DS Trainer (2) Miles: 26.25Saucony Kinvara Miles: 38.75Brooks Launch (4) Miles: 84.25Saucony Hattori Miles: 11.25Brooks Launch (3) Miles: 19.50Asics Blur 33 Miles: 19.75Saucony Guide TR Miles: 15.00
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesCrosstraining milesTotal Miles
6.750.000.000.000.006.75

Fossil Creek to Mason and back. 6.75 miles, averaged 7:15/mile.

Asic DS Trainer (2) Miles: 6.75
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesCrosstraining milesTotal Miles
7.000.000.000.000.007.00

Power Trail to Poudre River. 7 miles, averaged 6:20/mile.

Saucony Kinvara Miles: 7.00
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesCrosstraining milesTotal Miles
11.000.000.000.000.0011.00

fossil creek trail to Harmony Rd, and back. 11 miles, averaged 7:17/mile.

Brooks Launch (4) Miles: 11.00
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesCrosstraining milesTotal Miles
7.500.000.000.000.007.50

Fossil Creek Park to Provincetowne and back. 7.5 miles, averaged 7:24/mile.

Saucony Hattori Miles: 7.50
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesCrosstraining milesTotal Miles
10.000.000.000.000.0010.00

Lunchtime Loop. 10 miles, averaged 6:20/mile.

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Brooks Launch (4) Miles: 10.00
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesCrosstraining milesTotal Miles
9.750.000.000.000.009.75

Fossil Creek Trail to Taft Hill Rd. 9.75 miles, averaged 6:58/mile.

Asic DS Trainer (2) Miles: 9.75
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesCrosstraining milesTotal Miles
7.000.000.000.000.007.00

Ran from work to Fossil Creek Park, and then to our apartment for lunch, and then back to work. 7 miles, averaged 6:35/mile.

Saucony Kinvara Miles: 7.00
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesCrosstraining milesTotal Miles
10.000.000.000.000.0010.00

Mason Trail to Spring Creek Trail. 10 miles, averaged 7:03/mile.

Brooks Launch (4) Miles: 10.00
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesCrosstraining milesTotal Miles
9.000.000.000.000.009.00

Power Trail to Poudre River Trail, and back. 9 miles, forgot my watch.

Brooks Launch (3) Miles: 9.00
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesCrosstraining milesTotal Miles
7.003.004.000.000.0014.00

Ran the first 7 miles of the Horsetooth Half Marathon course (elevation profile is here). Ran a few miles at race pace, the hardest effort I've done since the Trials. This course is tough. The first two miles have almost 500' of elevation gain, and then a lot of steep downhill, with more uphills mixed in. I ran out to the base of Bingham Hill before it was time to turn around. Going back was even harder, but I took it pretty easy. Splits for the first half of the run were 6:45, 6:54, 5:28, 5:36, 5:46, 4:55, 5:04. 7 miles in 40:27, about 5:46/mile. I think I will be hard-pressed to break 1:12 on this course, but I've got 6 weeks to work the hills a bit more. Ended up averaging 6:38 for the entire 14-mile run.

Brooks Launch (4) Miles: 14.00
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesCrosstraining milesTotal Miles
7.000.000.000.000.007.00

Ran from work to Fossil Creek Park, and then back to our apartment for lunch, then back to work. 7 miles, averaged 6:45/mile. Did some strides in the middle. Legs are a little sore from Saturday (which is sad), but it felt good to run.

Saucony Kinvara Miles: 7.00
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesCrosstraining milesTotal Miles
10.250.000.000.000.0010.25

Lunchtime Loop. 10.25 miles, averaged 6:24/mile.

Brooks Launch (4) Miles: 10.25
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesCrosstraining milesTotal Miles
9.750.000.000.000.009.75

Ran from work to downtown to pick up my packet for the 5K this weekend. Warm and windy. 9.75 miles, averaged 6:56/mile.

Asic DS Trainer (2) Miles: 9.75
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesCrosstraining milesTotal Miles
8.000.000.000.000.008.00

Power Trail south. 8 miles, averaged 6:45/mile. Did some strides near the end.

Saucony Kinvara Miles: 8.00
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesCrosstraining milesTotal Miles
6.000.000.000.000.006.00

easy 6 miles during lunch. Averaged 7:09/mile.

Brooks Launch (3) Miles: 6.00
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Race: Sharin O The Green 5K (3.1 Miles) 00:15:37, Place overall: 1
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesCrosstraining milesTotal Miles
7.900.000.003.100.0011.00

Ran my first race in Ft Collins today, the Sharin O The Green 5K. It is a fundraiser for Partners Mentoring Youth, and was very well-attended (2700 runners). The course, although flat, fast, and USATF-certified, unfortunately was designed to accommodate maybe 500 runners, so it was a bit messy out there.

The Fort Collins running scene proved to be pretty decent, as three of us broke 16 minutes. I ended up winning by 8 seconds. After a fast start (to clear out of the mess of people), I settled after about a quarter-mile, and then took the lead just before the mile mark, and then led to the finish, without serious challenge. But when I finished, I was surprised how close the next two guys were.

Mile splits were 4:59, 5:01, and 4:56, although I think the last marker was a little short, because the last 0.1 was long for sure. Probably about a 15:30-ish effort, due to all the weaving and going off-course I had to do at the end to avoid walkers with baby strollers and dogs. And that was my goal coming in, to run about 15:30, so I was pleased with the effort despite not being in stellar shape. I think I can count the 5K's I've run since 2007 on one hand, and I hate that burning feeling in my chest...but a fun way to spend the morning. Results are HERE.

Perfect morning to run, about 55 degrees and no wind.

I ended up winning a $100 gift certificate to a local sporting goods store, and a free entry to another race. I'll take it. We went and watched the St Patty's Day parade afterward. And then got big burritos.

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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesCrosstraining milesTotal Miles
5.000.000.000.000.005.00

Easy 5 miles on the Fossil Creek Trail. Tried out my new Asics 33s, and liked them. Kind of minimilist, without the crazy

Asics Blur 33 Miles: 5.00
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesCrosstraining milesTotal Miles
5.250.000.000.000.005.25

Ran home for lunch. 5.25 miles, averaged 6:56/mile.

Brooks Launch (4) Miles: 5.25
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesCrosstraining milesTotal Miles
9.750.000.000.000.009.75

Lunchtime Loop. 9.75 miles, averaged 6:15/mile.

Saucony Kinvara Miles: 9.75
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesCrosstraining milesTotal Miles
9.000.000.000.000.009.00

Power Trail to Trilby to Fossil Creek Park to home. 9 miles, averaged 6:55/mile.

Asics Blur 33 Miles: 9.00
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesCrosstraining milesTotal Miles
10.250.000.000.000.0010.25

Lunchtime Loop. 10.25 miles, averaged 6:25/mile.

Brooks Launch (4) Miles: 10.25
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesCrosstraining milesTotal Miles
3.750.000.000.000.003.75

Didn't get to run during lunch, so I just did a little loop with the kids after work. 3.75 miles, no watch.

Saucony Hattori Miles: 3.75
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesCrosstraining milesTotal Miles
15.000.000.000.000.0015.00

Trail run. Parked at the Coyote Ridge trailhead, and then up the Coyote Ridge Trail to Ridge Rock Trail to Blue Sky Trail (south), and back. 15 miles total. It was fun, but I got a bit bored and frustrated for having to run so slow during the last few miles. Ended up at 9:15/mile pace for the run.

Saucony Guide TR Miles: 15.00
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesCrosstraining milesTotal Miles
0.000.000.000.000.000.00

been sick, so I haven't run yet this week. Feeling fat and groggy.

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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesCrosstraining milesTotal Miles
4.500.000.000.000.004.50

Been sick most of the week, but finally felt well enough to get outside a run a few miles. Ran home for lunch and back. 4.5 miles, no watch.

Brooks Launch (3) Miles: 4.50
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesCrosstraining milesTotal Miles
5.750.000.000.000.005.75

Power Trail south. Still coughing some, but energy is there.

Bought a house today too.

Asics Blur 33 Miles: 5.75
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesCrosstraining milesTotal Miles
7.506.000.000.000.0013.50

Finally got to run with someone today, a guy named Jordan who I met through the race I did the other week. Met Jordan at Hughes Stadium, and we ran along Horsetooth Reservoir, then up Bingham Hill, and back on Overland for a nice loop. Did some tempo miles, although we had both been sick during the week so we agreed not to push it. I had zero pop going up the hills, but downhills and flats felt okay. Just kind of cruised in the last few miles.

Averaged 6:15/mile for the 13.5 mile run. Splits were 7:21, 6:59, 5:37, 5:45, 5:42, 5:31, 5:35, 6:08, 6:07, 6:25, 6:26, 6:33, 6:43.

Brooks Launch (4) Miles: 13.50
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesCrosstraining milesTotal Miles
209.659.004.003.100.00225.75
Asic DS Trainer (2) Miles: 26.25Saucony Kinvara Miles: 38.75Brooks Launch (4) Miles: 84.25Saucony Hattori Miles: 11.25Brooks Launch (3) Miles: 19.50Asics Blur 33 Miles: 19.75Saucony Guide TR Miles: 15.00
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