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Location:

CO,USA

Member Since:

Oct 03, 2011

Gender:

Male

Goal Type:

Local Elite

Running Accomplishments:

5k-17:30

10k-35:56

Half Marathon-1:20:23

Marathon-3:00:02

50k-4:43:33

50mi-10:31:25

FHT-20:20:00

Short-Term Running Goals:

Get back in shape. Run a 100 miler. 

Long-Term Running Goals:

Be the first man to run the circumference of the moon. Backwards.

Personal:

I live and run in Northern Colorado. I'm a research scientist. I wear short shorts. 

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Miles:This week: 0.00 Month: 0.00 Year: 45.90
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTrainer 1 MilesTrainer 2 MilesRacer MilesTotal Distance
132.600.0013.005.300.000.000.00150.90
New Balance RC1400 Miles: 43.20Saucony Kinvara 3 Blue Miles: 16.20Montrail Rogue Fly Miles: 47.00Salomon Fellcross Miles: 44.50
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTrainer 1 MilesTrainer 2 MilesRacer MilesTotal Distance
3.300.000.000.000.000.000.003.30

Easy run at Furman. Missed lots of miles while in NH (expected). Gotta get back to consistency this week. 

 

New Balance RC1400 Miles: 3.30
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTrainer 1 MilesTrainer 2 MilesRacer MilesTotal Distance
5.500.000.000.000.000.000.005.50

Easy run around TR with Kory while chatting about how terrible we felt. 

The story of my trip to New Hampshire:

Last week may have been the most stressful week of my life. Getting in to grad school has been my main life goal since 2009. I didn't have stellar grades or anything like most people who go so it didn't seem likely to happen.

Wednesday I flew up to New Hampshire for an interview with the Chemistry department. Also on Wednesday, a January tornado decided to hit Greenville. I was terrified all day that my flight would be cancelled, but luckily my plane took off about 15 minutes before the bad stuff hit GSP. Then when landing in Baltimore the plane hit a thermocline and actually made me a little nervous, even though things like that are more exciting than scary to me. Then I had to rent a car. Terrifying. I got the worst KIA Optima ever made too. And it was brown. Oddly enough it was a balmy 55 degrees when I landed in New England. I hate weather.

Thursday I had 7 interviews all back to back from 10am to 3:30pm which completely wiped me out. I left with a sinking feeling that I wasn't what they were looking for. Rained on me most of the day and was still warm. I hate weather. 

Friday I drove 3 hours to Stowe, VT and skied for a couple of hours (until my toes made it so that I couldn't stand up because of the cold) in 1 degree Fahrenheit. Awesome experience, but I was disappointed in the snow conditions. I hate weather. On the way back I got an email with the subject "Congratulations." Needless to say, I had an emotional moment in the car.

Saturday I flew back to Greenville, where it promptly snowed on me for 2 hours as soon as I got home. I hate weather. 

 

Saucony Kinvara 3 Blue Miles: 5.50
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTrainer 1 MilesTrainer 2 MilesRacer MilesTotal Distance
8.500.000.000.000.000.000.008.50

Ran a weird Paris Mountain run with Aaron, Barry, Lynn, and someone we found named Mack. Started off by myself with a loop of Brissy Ridge and the road and met the rest of the crew (after a LONG wait on Lynn) and we started the run. Did the North Loop backwards from usual which made it go by fast. 

Montrail Rogue Fly Miles: 8.50
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTrainer 1 MilesTrainer 2 MilesRacer MilesTotal Distance
7.300.003.000.000.000.000.0010.30

Felt awful. Gross. Terrible. 

New Balance RC1400 Miles: 10.30
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Race: Expedition Paris Mountain (10 Miles) 01:17:18, Place overall: 7, Place in age division: 2
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTrainer 1 MilesTrainer 2 MilesRacer MilesTotal Distance
1.000.0010.000.000.000.000.0011.00

Good race. Cold. Started off by forgetting my bib and breaking my watch then locking my keys in the car. Started the race off a little quick but slowed by the time I got to Sulphur Springs Hike Only and kept a steady pace going up. Felt terrible, like I couldn't breathe or move quickly. On the rolling trail down Kanuga I loosened up somewhat but maintained my steady pace. Didn't see anyone after topping out on Sulphur Springs when Barry and Fast Lady passed me. Stayed steadily moving forward through Brissy Ridge which felt awesome and by the switchbacks at the end someone was gaining on me. Then we hit the bike trail down the mountain and that guy couldn't keep up. After the race he told me he was talking but I had headphones in and didn't hear anything he said. Sorry dude. Caught Fast Lady at the bottom of the hill but she just barely out pulled me up to the finish line. If you have to lose to a couple old guys and a woman I guess that's the ones that I'd pick to lose to. 

Montrail Rogue Fly Miles: 11.00
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTrainer 1 MilesTrainer 2 MilesRacer MilesTotal Distance
10.000.000.000.000.000.000.0010.00

PM with Carl and Aaron. Still feeling crappy. 

Montrail Rogue Fly Miles: 10.00
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTrainer 1 MilesTrainer 2 MilesRacer MilesTotal Distance
3.000.000.001.200.000.000.004.20

10x200m at 34sec. 

New Balance RC1400 Miles: 4.20
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTrainer 1 MilesTrainer 2 MilesRacer MilesTotal Distance
16.000.000.000.000.000.000.0016.00

Awesome snow run with Jon at Jones Gap. Should have some pics soon.

Salomon Fellcross Miles: 16.00
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTrainer 1 MilesTrainer 2 MilesRacer MilesTotal Distance
6.300.000.000.000.000.000.006.30

Urban trail run. Did all the trails I know around downtown Greenville. Forgot to bring running socks and wore work socks which gave me some nasty blisters. First good ones in a while. 

New Balance RC1400 Miles: 6.30
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTrainer 1 MilesTrainer 2 MilesRacer MilesTotal Distance
10.000.000.000.000.000.000.0010.00

PM run with Aaron. 

Montrail Rogue Fly Miles: 10.00
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTrainer 1 MilesTrainer 2 MilesRacer MilesTotal Distance
4.100.000.001.100.000.000.005.20

GTC workout. Bad day at work ended with me buying a Garmin Fenix. Hopefully it can rise from the Garmin ashes in my heart after my 310 broke. I'm still working through it so no opinion yet other than it is different from the Forerunners (which I knew going in). 104 days left with a terrible manager. 

New Balance RC1400 Miles: 5.20
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTrainer 1 MilesTrainer 2 MilesRacer MilesTotal Distance
7.500.000.000.000.000.000.007.50

Cool night run on the trails around Furman. Working on getting used to the Fenix but had a pretty enjoyable time with it. Never been so happy just to get out and run late on a Thursday.

Montrail Rogue Fly Miles: 7.50
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTrainer 1 MilesTrainer 2 MilesRacer MilesTotal Distance
7.000.000.000.000.000.000.007.00

Downtown run with Kory. 

Saucony Kinvara 3 Blue Miles: 7.00
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTrainer 1 MilesTrainer 2 MilesRacer MilesTotal Distance
15.000.000.000.000.000.000.0015.00

Table Rock to Rocky Bottom. Ran with Kory who was completely unprepared for the elevation change and struggled the whole time (he also almost forgot his keys which ended up with us running back to Table Rock after starting). He eventually sat down at one of the roads on Sassafrass and I had to drive up from Rocky Bottom to get him.

 But I had fun playing with my watch and got some pretty useful data off of it.

 

 

Salomon Fellcross Miles: 15.00
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTrainer 1 MilesTrainer 2 MilesRacer MilesTotal Distance
7.300.000.000.000.000.000.007.30

Strung together all my favorite trails downtown. Lots of fun hills and random roads too. 

New Balance RC1400 Miles: 7.30
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTrainer 1 MilesTrainer 2 MilesRacer MilesTotal Distance
13.500.000.000.000.000.000.0013.50

Wet and chilly Paris Mountain run. Felt good the whole time. Thought of the night: pizza.

  

Salomon Fellcross Miles: 13.50
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTrainer 1 MilesTrainer 2 MilesRacer MilesTotal Distance
3.600.000.003.000.000.000.006.60

Nice 3xmi repeat on Furman's track. Felt good despite some DEAD legs. 

New Balance RC1400 Miles: 6.60
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTrainer 1 MilesTrainer 2 MilesRacer MilesTotal Distance
3.700.000.000.000.000.000.003.70

Terrible downtown run. Bleh. 

Saucony Kinvara 3 Blue Miles: 3.70
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTrainer 1 MilesTrainer 2 MilesRacer MilesTotal Distance
132.600.0013.005.300.000.000.00150.90
New Balance RC1400 Miles: 43.20Saucony Kinvara 3 Blue Miles: 16.20Montrail Rogue Fly Miles: 47.00Salomon Fellcross Miles: 44.50
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