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October 2013

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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
90.100.000.004.000.000.000.0094.10
New Balance RC1400 Miles: 8.30NB 1400 Yellow Miles: 20.00Salomon Speedcross 3 Miles: 26.00Salomon Sense Mantra Miles: 19.20Saucony Kinvara 3 Blue Miles: 15.00Montrail Rogue Fly Miles: 3.60
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTrainer 1 MilesTrainer 2 MilesRacer MilesTotal Distance
4.600.000.000.000.000.000.004.60

Finally felt like I could run again. Did some trails and about a mile on the road with Ben, another first year grad student. I probably freaked him out because at one point I just turned left off the trail and into the woods and we bushwacked for about 5 minutes til I found the trail I wanted to be on. Stretched and did some core work afterwards. Knee still feels wonky. 

New Balance RC1400 Miles: 4.60
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTrainer 1 MilesTrainer 2 MilesRacer MilesTotal Distance
4.000.000.000.000.000.000.004.00

Reporting live from lab... I got a few minutes while the kids I teach make a mess. 

Went for a hot 4 mi run on the roads around the house. Felt pretty good even though I'm still sore from Sunday. Knee feels much better than it has been. 

NB 1400 Yellow Miles: 4.00
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTrainer 1 MilesTrainer 2 MilesRacer MilesTotal Distance
0.000.000.000.000.000.000.000.00

Gave the knee an extra couple of days off. Friday it hurt off and on but today was better. I'll see how it feels tomorrow and go from there. I think it took about a month to run pain free after I hurt it back in December. 

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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

Had a nice easy run down the road to Packers Falls. Took a few minutes to walk out on the rocks to the middle of the river and soak up the New England Fallishness. Its overcast/drizzly and mid 50s and all the leaves are turning. 

New Balance RC1400 Miles: 3.70
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTrainer 1 MilesTrainer 2 MilesRacer MilesTotal Distance
4.000.000.000.000.000.000.004.00

Headed out the door a little after 6AM and it was completely dark so I grabbed my headlamp. Did 2mi out and 2mi back on a 50/50 mix of road and trail. That makes today my first night trail run since FHT back in May. The slower pace and constant stumbling seemed to help my knee since it didn't hurt at all today. 

Now off to an Organic Chemistry exam...

Salomon Speedcross 3 Miles: 4.00
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTrainer 1 MilesTrainer 2 MilesRacer MilesTotal Distance
3.000.000.000.000.000.000.003.00

Nice cool New England fall morning. Got out the door early and headed up the road for yet another short out and back. Been icing the knee and stretching and it seems to be progressing. Gonna try to get out early again tomorrow and get some miles, then possibly some ultimate after work. If not ultimate, I may go for a short tempo. BASE MILES YAY!

Tomorrow I have an interview with a hardcore synthetic organic chemist (who happens to be the department head as well). I'm a little nervous but I've accepted that I'll look incompetent no matter what, and that helps the nerves. Here's a fun picture of some of this professor's work.

 

NB 1400 Yellow Miles: 3.00
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTrainer 1 MilesTrainer 2 MilesRacer MilesTotal Distance
9.500.000.000.000.000.000.009.50

AM- After the successful early trail run on Tuesday I did the same route with an extra half a mile out. There's not much better than running through a foggy field at dawn. It was pretty cold (35F) and there was frost on the ground. 

PM- 3.5 with Ben from the chem department around Kingman Farms. Super fall afternoon. Finished it off with a bunch of ultimate. 

Salomon Sense Mantra Miles: 4.50Salomon Speedcross 3 Miles: 5.00
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTrainer 1 MilesTrainer 2 MilesRacer MilesTotal Distance
4.000.000.000.000.000.000.004.00

After a rough weekend (weather was crappy and I was lazy), I woke up early and got a run in before class. It was a nice cool clear morning and I thoroughly enjoyed the empty trails. 

Yesterday I hiked 3.5 mi up Mt Major with some friends to kill some time. Today was super busy and I've still got a ton of work to do before tomorrow. Back to it. 

Salomon Speedcross 3 Miles: 4.00
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTrainer 1 MilesTrainer 2 MilesRacer MilesTotal Distance
0.000.000.000.000.000.000.000.00

Woke up feeling pretty bad and once I actually got up and started walking around I felt even worse. Add that to a sharp pain in my left heel (probably a bruised heel from spending all day in chucks and flip flops) there was no running done today. 

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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTrainer 1 MilesTrainer 2 MilesRacer MilesTotal Distance
2.000.000.000.000.000.000.002.00

Indoor soccer

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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTrainer 1 MilesTrainer 2 MilesRacer MilesTotal Distance
4.000.000.000.000.000.000.004.00

Amazing weather. Ran out the street and back. Felt good.

NB 1400 Yellow Miles: 4.00
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTrainer 1 MilesTrainer 2 MilesRacer MilesTotal Distance
4.500.000.000.000.000.000.004.50

Ran at Kingman farm. Felt awful. Came home and did some squats, core stuff and pushups. Stupid busy this week at school. 

Salomon Sense Mantra Miles: 4.50
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTrainer 1 MilesTrainer 2 MilesRacer MilesTotal Distance
4.000.000.002.000.000.000.006.00

Decided to do an 8x400m workout today. Something just to get my legs turning over. Also decided to work in the Kinvara's into my shoe rotation just to get something with a little extra support. Felt good during the warmup and shot for 80 sec repeats. Unfortunately the wind was super strong and gusting even stronger so everything ended up between 80-83 sec. I'm pretty happy with that. 

Saucony Kinvara 3 Blue Miles: 6.00
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTrainer 1 MilesTrainer 2 MilesRacer MilesTotal Distance
3.000.000.000.000.000.000.003.00

AM- 3 miles through some fields and trails before dawn. Let me paint a picture: You're running through a moonlit farm field in the pre-dawn hours. Somewhere to your right a coyote howls. The smell of manure hangs heavy and warm all around you. You turn left into the dark woods using your headlamp to dodge trees and stay on the trails when you feel something grab your left toe. Then WHAM you hit the ground hard and spend the next 5 minutes asking if your hand is broken. Stupid root. It's not broken but it'll be nice and bruised before long. 

Salomon Speedcross 3 Miles: 3.00
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTrainer 1 MilesTrainer 2 MilesRacer MilesTotal Distance
4.000.000.000.000.000.000.004.00

Some easy miles around the equestrian trails then a great game of indoor soccer. 

Saucony Kinvara 3 Blue Miles: 4.00
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTrainer 1 MilesTrainer 2 MilesRacer MilesTotal Distance
4.000.000.000.000.000.000.004.00

Some nice easy night miles on campus. One of the first time I've done trails at night while listenening to music. Played indoor soccer afterwards. Managed to sprain my ankle during warm up, but it wasn't too bad so I played anyways (We won 7-0). Now its slightly swollen and tender but nothing too bad. Thursday I go to class from 8-11, proctor an exam from 12-2, then teach from 2-9. Long day. Good day to take a rest day and let my ankle deflate. 

Salomon Sense Mantra Miles: 4.00
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTrainer 1 MilesTrainer 2 MilesRacer MilesTotal Distance
5.000.000.000.000.000.000.005.00

Been a tough week. Luckily I got out of work early and rushed home and got in a nice run. Today was the first day since I've been here that it didn't get out of the 40s. In related news, the giant seacost New Hampshire ski sale is tomorrow! 

Sprained ankle felt good, legs felt surprsiningly fresh. Hoping for more good stuff tomorrow. 

NB 1400 Yellow Miles: 5.00
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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

Mt Moosilauke. Cold. Snow. White Mtns. More + pictures later. 

Salomon Speedcross 3 Miles: 10.00
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTrainer 1 MilesTrainer 2 MilesRacer MilesTotal Distance
3.600.000.000.000.000.000.003.60

Went up to the Waste Management lands to get in a few miles. Enjoyable until I rolled my ankle again. 

Montrail Rogue Fly Miles: 3.60
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTrainer 1 MilesTrainer 2 MilesRacer MilesTotal Distance
6.200.000.002.000.000.000.008.20

Found an awesome road to run by the Great Bay. Then played indoor soccer where I almost scored. 

Salomon Sense Mantra Miles: 6.20NB 1400 Yellow Miles: 2.00
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTrainer 1 MilesTrainer 2 MilesRacer MilesTotal Distance
2.000.000.000.000.000.000.002.00

Weird day. Ran out of time to run but I ended up playing indoor soccer on the co ed team. 

NB 1400 Yellow Miles: 2.00
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTrainer 1 MilesTrainer 2 MilesRacer MilesTotal Distance
5.000.000.000.000.000.000.005.00

Easy run during my lunch time. Miserable cold greyness. Now back to work.

Saucony Kinvara 3 Blue Miles: 5.00
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTrainer 1 MilesTrainer 2 MilesRacer MilesTotal Distance
90.100.000.004.000.000.000.0094.10
New Balance RC1400 Miles: 8.30NB 1400 Yellow Miles: 20.00Salomon Speedcross 3 Miles: 26.00Salomon Sense Mantra Miles: 19.20Saucony Kinvara 3 Blue Miles: 15.00Montrail Rogue Fly Miles: 3.60
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