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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
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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
274.6513.0027.600.000.00315.25
Asic DS Trainer (2) Miles: 42.00Asics Blur 33 Miles: 78.00Asics DS Sky Speed 2 Miles: 87.00Saucony Hattori Miles: 17.25Brooks Launch (4) Miles: 37.00Saucony Type A Miles: 15.00Saucony Kinvara Miles: 31.00
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesCrosstraining milesTotal Miles
0.000.000.000.000.000.00

in the field all day. Did not run.

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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesCrosstraining milesTotal Miles
7.005.000.000.000.0012.00

Traveling for work this week, and ran in Montrose, CO this morning. I found a bike trail via Google Maps, and did 12 miles on it this morning. Did some tempo on the way back. Averaged 6:52/mile overall.

Asic DS Trainer (2) Miles: 12.00
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesCrosstraining milesTotal Miles
12.000.000.000.000.0012.00

Back in the Fort. Power Trail, 12 miles, averaged 7:28/mile.

Asics Blur 33 Miles: 12.00
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesCrosstraining milesTotal Miles
18.000.000.000.000.0018.00

Long run, down past Boyd Lake to Eisenhower St on the Loveland trail system. It was a beautiful morning, nice and cool. My calves and achilles were yelling at me the last half of the run, but other than that it was good. I think my achilles have about had it. 18 miles, averaged 6:38/mile.

Asics DS Sky Speed 2 Miles: 18.00
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesCrosstraining milesTotal Miles
2.250.000.000.000.002.25

Jog around the neighborhood.

Saucony Hattori Miles: 2.25
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesCrosstraining milesTotal Miles
12.000.000.000.000.0012.00

Tribly to Shields to Kathy Fromme Prairie. 12 miles, averaged 7:35/mile. Did some strides on the way back.

Asics Blur 33 Miles: 12.00
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesCrosstraining milesTotal Miles
8.000.004.000.000.0012.00

Power Trail, 12 miles. Did 7x3-min fartlek with 90s recovery. Pace ranged from 5:05 to 5:25, depending on topography. Averaged 6:50/mile overall for the 12 miles.

Asics DS Sky Speed 2 Miles: 12.00
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesCrosstraining milesTotal Miles
9.000.000.000.000.009.00

Fossil Creek to Mason. 9 miles, averaged 7:20/mile.

Brooks Launch (4) Miles: 9.00
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesCrosstraining milesTotal Miles
7.000.000.000.000.007.00

Harvest Park. 7 miles, averaged 7:33/mile. Did some strides on the way way.

Asics Blur 33 Miles: 7.00
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesCrosstraining milesTotal Miles
5.000.000.000.000.005.00

5 miles with some strides.

Asics DS Sky Speed 2 Miles: 5.00
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Race: Mt Sneffels Half Marathon (13.1 Miles) 01:10:50, Place overall: 5, Place in age division: 1
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesCrosstraining milesTotal Miles
3.900.0013.100.000.0017.00

Ran 1:10:50 at the Mt Sneffels half, which also served as the CO USATF championships. Good field, and I fell a little short, placing one spot out of the money. In a nutshell, I went out too hard the first 4 miles, hung on to 4th place until mile 8, stayed in contact until Mile 11, but then was crushed by the last hill to finish about 25s back from 4th. Bummer. I think I underestimated both the toughness of the course, and also the effect of racing at 7500' altitude. The legs were just bricks the whole way. Beautiful course though, gorgeous area of Colorado.

Mile splits were

  • 11:07 (2-mile split. Uphill, then downhill, then uphill, then downhill. Really tough start. Running with the leaders)
  • 5:09 (drop to 4th)
  • 5:04
  • 5:19
  • 5:13
  • 5:23
  • 5:23 (get passed into 5th place at Mile 8 marker)
  • 5:12
  • 5:18
  • 5:52 (last big uphill)
  • 5:35
  • 5:31
  • 40s

 www.coloradorunnermag.com for race details and pics.

 

 

 

 

 

Saucony Type A Miles: 15.00Brooks Launch (4) Miles: 2.00
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesCrosstraining milesTotal Miles
5.000.000.000.000.005.00

Fossil Creek Park with Zoe. 5 miles, averaged 7:15/mile.

Saucony Kinvara Miles: 5.00
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesCrosstraining milesTotal Miles
10.000.000.000.000.0010.00

Loveland Trail, west. 10 miles, averaged 7:30/mile.

Asics Blur 33 Miles: 10.00
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesCrosstraining milesTotal Miles
12.000.000.000.000.0012.00

Trilby to Shields to Cathy Fromme. 12 miles, averaged 7:27/mile.

Asic DS Trainer (2) Miles: 12.00
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesCrosstraining milesTotal Miles
9.004.000.000.000.0013.00

AM - Power Trail, 5 miles, 7:30/mile.

PM - ran home for lunch via Power Trail, and back on Lemay. Did about 4 miles of tempo at 5:40/mile on the way home. Averaged 6:18/mile overall for 8 miles. Nice, cool day today.

Asics Blur 33 Miles: 5.00
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesCrosstraining milesTotal Miles
0.000.000.000.000.000.00

slept in, didn't run

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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesCrosstraining milesTotal Miles
18.000.000.000.000.0018.00

We camped with friends near Red Feather Lakes last night, which was a good staging area for a Saturday morning long run. I woke up at 5:30am, and decided to head out a little early. It was a beautiful morning, and I ran Manhatten Rd up to Red Feather Rd, to Deadman Rd. Once I got to Deadman Rd, it was all dirt, and all uphill, starting at about 8400' and peaking at 9600' a little before my turnaround. Was averaging about 7:30/mile for the first uphill 9 miles, and then hit about 5:45-6:00 for most of the way back, until I got back to Manhatten Rd and had to deal with a few long uphills that sucked the juice out of my legs. Ended up with 18 miles total, and averaged 6:58/mile. It was a good run for getting both some vertical and some altitude, both which I really need to train for before my next race. And it was beatiful scenery, good solitude.

Brooks Launch (4) Miles: 18.00
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesCrosstraining milesTotal Miles
5.000.000.000.000.005.00

Kathy Fromme Prairie, 5 miles, averaged 6:57/mile.

Saucony Hattori Miles: 5.00
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesCrosstraining milesTotal Miles
13.000.000.000.000.0013.00

AM - Carpenter out-and-back. 5 miles, averaged 7:55/mile.

noon - ran home for lunch. 8 miles, averaged 7:04/mile.

Saucony Kinvara Miles: 8.00Asic DS Trainer (2) Miles: 5.00
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesCrosstraining milesTotal Miles
8.500.004.500.000.0013.00

Power Trail, 13 miles. Did 8x3-minute fartlek with 90s recovery. Ran about 5:10-5:30 on the intervals, depending on topography. Averaged 6:46/mile overall for the 13 mile run.

Asics DS Sky Speed 2 Miles: 13.00
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesCrosstraining milesTotal Miles
13.000.000.000.000.0013.00

AM - Fossil Creek / Power Trail loop. 8 miles, averaged 7:47/mile.

PM - Fossil Creek Park with Zoe. 5 miles, no watch.

Saucony Hattori Miles: 5.00Asics Blur 33 Miles: 8.00
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesCrosstraining milesTotal Miles
9.004.000.000.000.0013.00

Boyd Lake, 13 miles. Did a progression run, starting at 8-minute pace and eventually getting down to 5:25 for the last mile. Successful workout in that each mile was actually faster than the previous mile...

Averaged 6:37/mile for the entire run.

Asics DS Sky Speed 2 Miles: 13.00
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesCrosstraining milesTotal Miles
13.000.000.000.000.0013.00

Easy 5 miles through neighborhoods and Fossil Creek Park. Averaged about 7:45/mile.

noon - ran home for lunch. About 8 miles, no watch.

Saucony Kinvara Miles: 8.00Asic DS Trainer (2) Miles: 5.00
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesCrosstraining milesTotal Miles
16.000.000.000.000.0016.00

Poudre River Trail, Windor trailhead. 16 miles, averaged 6:42/mile. Nice and steady the whole way.

Asics Blur 33 Miles: 16.00
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesCrosstraining milesTotal Miles
13.000.000.000.000.0013.00

AM - Fossil Creek to Mason Trail. 8 miles, averaged 7:21/mile. Did a few strides on the way back.

Decided recently to bail on the Lead King 25K in Sept due to scheduling conflicts and the drive time to the race. I could have pulled it off, but it would have made for a very stressful several days for me and my family. The upside is that I can now do the Equinox Half, which is basically the first half of the Colorado Marathon, all in Poudre Canyon. $500 to the winner and $0 to second...apparently I will be running against the 2011 winner of the Bolder Boulder citizen race, also ran low 1:05:xx at RnR Vegas last year. That should give me some motivation!

PM - Fossil Creek park with Zoe. 5 miles, no watch.

Saucony Kinvara Miles: 5.00Brooks Launch (4) Miles: 8.00
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesCrosstraining milesTotal Miles
7.000.006.000.000.0013.00

Boyd Lake, with 6x1-mile, 2-minute recovery between intervals. Splits were 5:25, 5:13, 5:12, 5:04, 5:20, 5:17. (last couple of miles were uphill). Did a few strides during cooldown. 13 miles total, averaged 6:32/mile.

Asics DS Sky Speed 2 Miles: 13.00
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesCrosstraining milesTotal Miles
13.000.000.000.000.0013.00

AM - Harvest Park. 8 miles, averaged 7:44/mile.

PM - Fossil Creek Park with Zoe. 5 miles, no watch.

Saucony Hattori Miles: 5.00Asics Blur 33 Miles: 8.00
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesCrosstraining milesTotal Miles
13.000.000.000.000.0013.00

Cathy Fromme Prairie. 13 miles, easy. Averaged 7:18/mile.

Asics DS Sky Speed 2 Miles: 13.00
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesCrosstraining milesTotal Miles
13.000.000.000.000.0013.00

AM - Power Trail - Fossil Creek loop. 8 miles, averaged 7:20/mile.

PM - Fossil Creek Park with Zoe. 5 miles, no watch.

Saucony Kinvara Miles: 5.00Asic DS Trainer (2) Miles: 8.00
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesCrosstraining milesTotal Miles
274.6513.0027.600.000.00315.25
Asic DS Trainer (2) Miles: 42.00Asics Blur 33 Miles: 78.00Asics DS Sky Speed 2 Miles: 87.00Saucony Hattori Miles: 17.25Brooks Launch (4) Miles: 37.00Saucony Type A Miles: 15.00Saucony Kinvara Miles: 31.00
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