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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

 

 

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Brooks Pure Connect Blue Lifetime Miles: 337.25
New Balance Trainers Lifetime Miles: 314.50
New Balance 1400 Racers Lifetime Miles: 65.00
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesCrosstraining milesTotal Miles
48.900.000.003.100.0052.00
Saucony Kinvara Miles: 15.00Brooks Launch (4) Miles: 10.25Asic DS Trainer (2) Miles: 9.75Brooks Launch (3) Miles: 6.00
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
48.900.000.003.100.0052.00
Saucony Kinvara Miles: 15.00Brooks Launch (4) Miles: 10.25Asic DS Trainer (2) Miles: 9.75Brooks Launch (3) Miles: 6.00
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