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Location:

Portland,OR,

Member Since:

Nov 02, 2005

Gender:

Male

Goal Type:

Other

Running Accomplishments:

5K: 15:41-Portland Track Festival 2010

10K: 31:34-Linfield College (Track) 2012

10 Mile: 51:57-Pear Blossom 2009

1/2 Marathon: 1:10:42-Foot Traffic Flat 2010

Marathon: 2:29:35-Newport 2013

Short-Term Running Goals:

Next Race:

Run the Rock 50 - Nov

Long-Term Running Goals:

Sub 1:10 Half Marathon

Sub 2:30 Marathon

Miles:This week: 0.00 Month: 85.80 Year: 2116.10
Kivara Trail Lifetime Miles: 211.20
Lunar (red) Lifetime Miles: 453.50
2018 Lifetime Miles: 702.00
Altra Escalante Lifetime Miles: 101.00
Altra Lone Peak 3.5 Lifetime Miles: 75.50
Kinvara (yellow/white) Lifetime Miles: 56.80
Hoka Speedgoat Lifetime Miles: 38.20
Kinvara 8 (Green) Lifetime Miles: 3.30
Total Distance
70.00
Nike Vomero Miles: 21.00LunarGlide (White/Red) Miles: 7.00Nike LunarElite (Grey) Miles: 22.00Adidas Mana (White) Miles: 10.00Asics Cumulus 11 Miles: 10.00
Total Distance
10.00

10 miles this morning around the hospital and WalMart.  Just a touch sore but nothing like any other marathon/half marathon I've done.

So after having a few days to digest the race on Saturday, I have mixed emotions.  I measured the course online, tangents and all, and found out that it was exactly 13.1 miles.  I was certain it was short.  I even inquired about the accuracy of the course with the RD after the race--it just didn't make sense that I could PR while being sick and running solo the entire race.   Now that I've confirmed that it was a legit course, I'm disappointed that I didn't have an accurate reading on my watch to know that I was on pace to run a PR.  I was in no-mans land with regards to time.  You like to think you give it all you've got in a race, but I'm certain I could have ran a bit faster, even just 20-30 seconds, had I have known what was unfolding.  If nothing else, I wouldn't have made so much small talk with the bike escort about pumpkin patches, golf courses, halloween costumes, etc.  Haha ;-)

It makes me want to find a race in the next 3-5 weeks so I can cash in on my fitness.  Who knows how much longer I'll be able to race well and I want to see what I can do. 

Nike Vomero Miles: 10.00
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Total Distance
13.00

AM: 7 miles around GP

PM: 6 miles around Coos Bay. 

LunarGlide (White/Red) Miles: 7.00Nike LunarElite (Grey) Miles: 6.00
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Total Distance
10.00

Treadmill at the hotel.  Took it easy the first 5 miles and then gradually increased the pace until the last 3 miles were ran at 5:24 pace.  All 10 miles at 2% incline.

Adidas Mana (White) Miles: 10.00
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Total Distance
10.00

10 miles to the flat roads west of town.  I got out a bit latter than normal and so I had enough light to make the trek west.  If it's too early, I avoid this route because it's extremely dark.  Too hard to see and the only time I've ever tripped and fallen was on this course.  Nothing needed beyond shorts, t-shirt and gloves today.  Perfect.

Asics Cumulus 11 Miles: 10.00
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Total Distance
11.00

Ran 11 miles this morning instead of my usual 10.  Fun stuff!  Ran up 7th street so quite a few hills this morning.  Many more street lights on that side of town so I'll just have to run more hill this winter so I can see where I'm running.

Nike Vomero Miles: 11.00
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Total Distance
16.00

Just wasn't feeling it this morning.  It's strange that some days 6 miles feels like an eternity but other days 18 miles feels like a cake walk.  Who knows...  Highlights of the run was seeing a sign that said "kids 4 sale @ 541-###-####" and the second was seeing a guy buying a 12 pack of beer at 8 AM.  Go figure.

Nike LunarElite (Grey) Miles: 16.00
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Total Distance
70.00
Nike Vomero Miles: 21.00LunarGlide (White/Red) Miles: 7.00Nike LunarElite (Grey) Miles: 22.00Adidas Mana (White) Miles: 10.00Asics Cumulus 11 Miles: 10.00
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