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Bacon Strip 10-miler

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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
255.750.0010.000.000.00265.75
Asics Blur 33 Miles: 62.50Saucony Kinvara Miles: 65.75Brooks Green Silence Miles: 89.25Asics DS Sky Speed 2 Miles: 45.75Saucony Hattori Miles: 2.50
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesCrosstraining milesTotal Miles
7.750.000.000.000.007.75

Ran home for lunch. 7.75 miles.

Asics Blur 33 Miles: 7.75
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesCrosstraining milesTotal Miles
8.250.000.000.000.008.25

Ran home for lunch. 8.25 miles, averaged 7:01/mile.

Saucony Kinvara Miles: 8.25
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesCrosstraining milesTotal Miles
10.500.000.000.000.0010.50

Power Trail - Spring Creek Loop at lunch. 10.5 miles. Did about 4 miles of light tempo in the middle, at about 5:55/mile. Averaged 6:25/mile overall for the run.

Asics Blur 33 Miles: 10.50
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesCrosstraining milesTotal Miles
7.750.000.000.000.007.75

Ran home for lunch. 7.75 miles, averaged 7:01/mile. Cold out!

Saucony Kinvara Miles: 7.75
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesCrosstraining milesTotal Miles
7.750.000.000.000.007.75

Ran home for lunch. 7.75 miles, no watch.

Asics Blur 33 Miles: 7.75
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Race: Bacon Strip 10-miler (10 Miles) 00:54:31, Place overall: 1
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesCrosstraining milesTotal Miles
5.000.0010.000.000.0015.00

Did a small local race this morning, the "Bacon Strip" 10-miler. The Bacon Strip is a well-known training route on the dirt county roads east of town. It is rolling hills the whole way, which gives the dirt roads somewhat the appearance of bacon. The first half is harder than the second half, as there is about 200ft of net climb over the first 4.5 miles, but then runners are treated to a net drop over the last half (although the whole thing is rolling up and down). On top of that, today there was a prevailing headwind for the first half, and tailwind for the last 5 miles. It was pretty cold today, in the mid-30s, but not bad for race performance. Pretty good for racing, actually.

I didn't expect anyone to run with me during this race, and that's how it panned out, as I led from start to finish. I felt really good the whole way, even on the uphills, probably one of my best overall races of the year. I wore long sleeves, which covered my garmin, and I managed to go the whole race without checking my watch or looking at any splits. That was the way to go, and I just ran by feel, and had a pretty fun tume doing it. Plus, finishing and looking at my splits afterward was a little bit like Christmas (hopefully no lumps of coal though). I especially felt like I was moving really good on the second half, which was WAY easier than the first half due to the wind and net downhill.

 My final time was 54:25, so just under 5:30/mile. This exceed my expectations, given the difficult reputation of the course. My mile splits ended up being 5:51, 6:01, 5:42, 5:47, 5:42, 5:15, 5:14, 5:10, 5:10, 4:48. The longest downhill was on the last mile, so that was a fast one. The whole thing felt great though. Enjoyed bacon and coffee at the finish line. This was a great "old school" race. No timing chips, just bib tags on a board, very grass-roots, and fun, friendly local event.

Brooks Green Silence Miles: 15.00
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesCrosstraining milesTotal Miles
8.250.000.000.000.008.25

Ran home for lunch. 8.25 miles, averaged 6:58/mile.

Brooks Green Silence Miles: 8.25
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesCrosstraining milesTotal Miles
8.000.000.000.000.008.00

Power Trail to Spring Creek Trail from work. 8 miles, averaged 6:16/mile.

Asics DS Sky Speed 2 Miles: 8.00
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesCrosstraining milesTotal Miles
10.000.000.000.000.0010.00

Ran home for lunch. 10 miles, averaged 6:31/mile.

Asics Blur 33 Miles: 10.00
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesCrosstraining milesTotal Miles
8.000.000.000.000.008.00

Ran home for lunch. 8 miles, 6:30/mile.

Brooks Green Silence Miles: 8.00
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesCrosstraining milesTotal Miles
10.000.000.000.000.0010.00

Ran home for lunch. 10 miles, averaged 6:16/mile.

Saucony Kinvara Miles: 10.00
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesCrosstraining milesTotal Miles
15.000.000.000.000.0015.00

Boyd Lake, 15 miles, averaged 6:30/mile.

Asics DS Sky Speed 2 Miles: 15.00
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesCrosstraining milesTotal Miles
2.500.000.000.000.002.50

Easy run around the neighborhood. No watch.

Saucony Hattori Miles: 2.50
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesCrosstraining milesTotal Miles
8.250.000.000.000.008.25

Ran home for lunch. 8.25 miles. No watch.

Asics Blur 33 Miles: 8.25
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesCrosstraining milesTotal Miles
11.000.000.000.000.0011.00

Power Trail to Spring Creek Trail to Poudre River Trail. 11 miles, averaged 6:15/mile.

Brooks Green Silence Miles: 11.00
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesCrosstraining milesTotal Miles
7.750.000.000.000.007.75

Ran home for lunch. 7.75 miles, no watch.

Saucony Kinvara Miles: 7.75
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesCrosstraining milesTotal Miles
11.000.000.000.000.0011.00

Power Trail to Spring Creek Trail, west. 11 miles, averaged 6:06/mile. Absolutely gorgeous fall day.

Brooks Green Silence Miles: 11.00
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesCrosstraining milesTotal Miles
7.750.000.000.000.007.75

Ran home for  lunch. 7.75 miles, no watch.

Saucony Kinvara Miles: 7.75
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesCrosstraining milesTotal Miles
15.000.000.000.000.0015.00

Fossil Creek to Mason to Claredon Hills to Cathy Fromme Prairie. 15 miles, averaged 7:05/mile.

Asics DS Sky Speed 2 Miles: 15.00
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesCrosstraining milesTotal Miles
10.000.000.000.000.0010.00

Ran home for lunch. 10 miles, averaged 6:45/mile.

Asics Blur 33 Miles: 10.00
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesCrosstraining milesTotal Miles
8.250.000.000.000.008.25

Ran home for lunch. 8.25 miles, no watch.

Saucony Kinvara Miles: 8.25
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesCrosstraining milesTotal Miles
10.500.000.000.000.0010.50

Lunchtime Loop. 10.5 miles. Forgot my garmin, so just tried to keep a brisk pace the whole way.

Brooks Green Silence Miles: 10.50
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesCrosstraining milesTotal Miles
7.750.000.000.000.007.75

Ran home for lunch. 7.75 miles, averaged 7:02/mile.

Asics DS Sky Speed 2 Miles: 7.75
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesCrosstraining milesTotal Miles
7.750.000.000.000.007.75

Ran home for lunch. Garmin was at the bottom of my bag, and I didn't feel like digging it out, so no watch. 7.75 miles.

Saucony Kinvara Miles: 7.75
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesCrosstraining milesTotal Miles
14.500.000.000.000.0014.50

Fossil Creek to Masin to Spring Creek to Power loop. 14.5 miles, averaged 6:05/mile.

Brooks Green Silence Miles: 14.50
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesCrosstraining milesTotal Miles
8.250.000.000.000.008.25

Ran home for lunch. 8.25 miles, averaged 6:40/mile.

Asics Blur 33 Miles: 8.25
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesCrosstraining milesTotal Miles
11.000.000.000.000.0011.00

Power Trail to Poudre Trail. 11 miles, averaged 5:58/mile.

Brooks Green Silence Miles: 11.00
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesCrosstraining milesTotal Miles
8.250.000.000.000.008.25

Ran home for lunch. 8.25 miles, no watch.

Saucony Kinvara Miles: 8.25
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesCrosstraining milesTotal Miles
255.750.0010.000.000.00265.75
Asics Blur 33 Miles: 62.50Saucony Kinvara Miles: 65.75Brooks Green Silence Miles: 89.25Asics DS Sky Speed 2 Miles: 45.75Saucony Hattori Miles: 2.50
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