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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
58.000.007.800.000.000.000.0065.80
Inov8 F-Lite 195 Miles: 6.20Saucony Kinvara Yellow Miles: 13.80Salomon Fellcross Miles: 12.70Brooks Green Silence Miles: 5.20New Balance MT110 Miles: 27.90
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTrainer 1 MilesTrainer 2 MilesRacer MilesTotal Distance
6.200.000.000.000.000.000.006.20

Back to my roots. Went up to the Raven Cliff Falls trail area which is the first place I ever really ran trails at. I love that section so much. 

Raven Cliff Falls:

 

Bridge that crosses top of falls. 

 

Inov8 F-Lite 195 Miles: 6.20
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTrainer 1 MilesTrainer 2 MilesRacer MilesTotal Distance
8.800.005.000.000.000.000.0013.80

Tough 8x4min workout. 5mi WU 8x4min on 3min off 1.5mi CD. Late for work.

Saucony Kinvara Yellow Miles: 13.80
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTrainer 1 MilesTrainer 2 MilesRacer MilesTotal Distance
12.700.000.000.000.000.000.0012.70

Paris Mountain run with Jon. Felt really good considering the medium workout from yesterday. Proceeded to complain about work almost the entire run. Very little mention of bacon other than my recap of lunch which consisted of a Bacon Turkey Bravo sandwich from Panera. I'm in the process of writing a short story entitled "Corporate Coyote" and it will be all about my adventures in hiding and waiting for meetings which have food, and stealing that food. 

Monday and today were both pretty tough days of running, so tomorrow will be an easy day. Gonna take some new shoes out and break them in (full post with some awesome pictures of my shoe line up tomorrow).

One time it snowed down here. This is all I could think of to do after being cooped up for 2 days

 

Salomon Fellcross Miles: 12.70
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTrainer 1 MilesTrainer 2 MilesRacer MilesTotal Distance
5.200.000.000.000.000.000.005.20

Happy National Running Day! Today was a pretty good day. Got to work and the instrument I was supposed to be testing with all morning broke 10 minutes before I got there. So no work for me. Ended up taking an internal class on oxygen diffusion during fiber oxidation. Fun stuff. By coincidence Running Day ended up being the day that my new shoes got here! I love new shoe day. From the excitement of opening the box to trying on the shoe to picking which one and where to go run in them. (Also got new shorts. Brooks Infiniti III's. Pockets are MUCH larger than the II's. Bigger than the I's even. Yes I own at least one pair of each generation). 

Run was pretty good. Ran into a HS CC teammate on some of my winding loops behind Furman. Ran in some new blue shoes (more later) and matching awesome brooks shorts. They're so ridiculously awesome someone in the parking lot asked me if I had my shoes and shorts custom made. Nope. Clearance sale on running warehouse.

Today's topic is my running shoe line-up. I officially retired my Brooks Pure Grits and my yellow Saucony Kinvara 2's. These were the last two shoes that I bought before getting into ultra/trail running so every shoe I currently own was selected with that focus in mind.

 

From top to bottom, left to right.

My Inov8 F-lite 195's. My most versatile pair of shoes by far. Excellent minimalist road shoes or decent trail shoes for buffed out hard packed trails.

NEW SHOE! New Balance MT110. Haven't put a run on these yet but they feel great on the feet. I have high hopes here for awesomeness.

ANOTHER NEW SHOE! Brooks Green Silence. And yes they're not green. They are AWESOME BLUE. (The official name is something like ocean/sulphur. The colors even SOUND cool). Ran in these today. Felt amazing right out of the box. Not quite sure how Brooks passes these off as a racing flat since they're a pretty substantial shoe but I really enjoyed the ride. Probably gonna use this pair for road long runs and big workouts. Anything where I'll need the extra shoe-y-ness. And the awesome color. 

Salomon Fellcross I. This is the pair of shoes that got me through my first ultramarathon. They're the most beefy shoes I own by a good ways but they're always a pleasure to run in. Mud dries up when it sees these bad boys coming. They're so good in the mud that yesterday when Jon tried to splash me in a puddle, he ended up getting wet while I stayed completely dry.

Saucony Type A5. My go to road shoe. Super low to the ground and fast. Responsive and rides like a track spike. They tend to pound me into a pulp though so these are best suited for workouts and shorter runs. 

That's my current shoe roster. All things being equal, I could squeeze out about 2300 miles out of this line-up (that's a rough guess. I doubt the Salomon's will ever die and I have my suspicions about the Green Silence making it to 500mi) which would mean I wouldn't have to buy shoes til 2013..... That wont happen.  

Brooks Green Silence Miles: 5.20
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTrainer 1 MilesTrainer 2 MilesRacer MilesTotal Distance
3.100.002.800.000.000.000.005.90

Ran up at Paris Mountain to get a quick workout in between work and dinner. 1.6mi WU 1.4mi Tempo PE up the mountain to the radio towers, then a 1 min rest and 1.4mi Tempo PE back down the mountain. 1.4 mi CD. 

I was 11:45 for the climb up and 8:57 for the trip down. Nice fast troad workout. Loved the MT110s. Felt amazing underfoot. Already have questions about the durability though since the foam outsole in the middle of the shoe already started showing wear. Only one way to see how it holds up though!

 

New Balance MT110 Miles: 5.90
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No running today. Fridays have turned in to terrible days for me.  

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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTrainer 1 MilesTrainer 2 MilesRacer MilesTotal Distance
22.000.000.000.000.000.000.0022.00

Ultra Trail du Mount Loop? Except it wasn't an ultra, it was only 80% trail, and mount loop is really Caesar's Head. Other than that it was totally UTML. Really enjoyed today. Felt good and felt a whole lot faster and more confident on the downhills than I have been. Uphills weren't too bad either. Really like my MT110s. The weird foam outsole/midsole definitely has shown some wear but the parts of the shoes that actually do the work are unphased. 

Oh yeah this was only 2 miles short of my highest mileage week since I've been tracking. Cant say it felt like it. The plan is to stay around 60ish one more week then start pushing towards 85 sometime in early August. Knock on wood. 

 

New Balance MT110 Miles: 22.00
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTrainer 1 MilesTrainer 2 MilesRacer MilesTotal Distance
58.000.007.800.000.000.000.0065.80
Inov8 F-Lite 195 Miles: 6.20Saucony Kinvara Yellow Miles: 13.80Salomon Fellcross Miles: 12.70Brooks Green Silence Miles: 5.20New Balance MT110 Miles: 27.90
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