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Columbus Half Marathon

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Member Since:

May 31, 2012



Goal Type:

Local Elite

Running Accomplishments:

High School PRs (2003)

1600  4:32

3200  9:52

5K XC  16:34

Post High School Road PRs

Mile    4:30 (2016)

5K     15:29 (2016)

8K      26:30 (2012)

10K    32:06 (2015)

10M    53:21 (2016)

Half     1:09:45 (2015)

Mar.    2:29:41 (2015)

Short-Term Running Goals:

Stay injury free, consistently train, and enjoy running

Qualify for 2017 USA Half Marathon Champs -sub 1:08- a tall order, I know, but go big or go home with running goals.

Sub 2:25 Marathon - come get some





Long-Term Running Goals:

2016 Race Schedule

12/31          Fairfax 4 mile (6th, 20:50)

1/30             UMD 5,000m (4th, 15:41)

2/7              First Down 5K (1st, 15:29)

3/12                BBO 4 mile (1st, 20:29)

4/3       Cherry Blossom 10 (29th, 53:22)

4/15            Crystal City 5K (1st, 15:50)

4/24            Pike's Peak 10K (DNF)

5/8                Delaware Half (1:10:55, 3rd)

5/21     Germantown 5 Mile (26:06, 4th)

5/30    Loudoun Street Mile (4:30, 8th)

6/11         Lawyers HH 10K (32:57 2nd)

6/19      Battling Cancer 5K (16:05, 2nd)

6/25          Suds & Soles 5K (15:56, 1st)

7/4                    Freedom 5K (15:37, 2nd)

7/8              Mid. Night Mile (5th, 4:36)

7/9             Pacers Beer Mile (7th, 6:59)


9/18                Navy AF Half (4th, 1:11:51)

10/16             Columbus Half 

11/12    Richmond Marathon

12/4             Pacers Jingle 5K

12/10          USATF Club CC 


Live near DC in Arlington, VA. Hoping to train tough and see what I've got before time and other responsibilities catch up to me.



Favorite Blogs:

Miles:This week: 96.50 Month: 263.50 Year: 3539.00
Saucony Kinvara 6 Lifetime Miles: 287.50
Saucony Triumph ISO.3 Lifetime Miles: 337.00
Saucony Ride 8 Lifetime Miles: 189.00
NB RC1600 Flats Lifetime Miles: 33.50
Adidas Glide Boost 8 Lifetime Miles: 207.50
Total Distance

AM: 12 miles

PM: 1 hr pool run

Great weather but windy.

Thats 96.5 miles of land running + 15 miles of pool running for a total voulme of 111.5

Adidas Glide Boost 8 Miles: 12.00
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AM: 2.5 WU 2x3200m 2.5 CD  10:34 (5:22, 5:12), 10:12 (5:14, 4:58)

PM: 5 easy, stretch, foam rolling

Saucony Kinvara 6 Miles: 10.00Adidas Glide Boost 8 Miles: 5.00
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AM: 10 miles + alternate core routine, stretch, foam rolling

PM: 5 miles

humid, warm again. It's gross. This morning it was 69 degrees at 6:00 am. The normal HIGH temperature this time of year is 67 degrees with normal lows in the 40s. Saturday's high temp is only 58.  Weird. 

Saucony Triumph ISO.3 Miles: 15.00
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AM: 10 miles + standard core routine, stretch, foam rolling

PM: 5 easy + 1/2 mile straights and curves

warm, humid. Had to go shirtless this morning, in October. Considered turning the air conditioner on. In a few days the current lows will become the normal highs and it will be cool again. Pretty disgusting for the evening run. It was 85 degrees today. Not sure how it's this warm in late October but hey

Saucony Triumph ISO.3 Miles: 15.50
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AM: 10 miles easy + lifting/core routine, stretch, foam rolling

PM: 5 miles easy. Hot. in the 80s ran shirtless.


Adidas Glide Boost 8 Miles: 15.00
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AM: 1.5 hour pool run + standard core routine, foam rolling

PM: 8 miles easy

Adidas Glide Boost 8 Miles: 8.00
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Race: Columbus Half Marathon (13.1 Miles) 01:10:43, Place overall: 16, Place in age division: 6
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I do not have a lot to write about with this race report, other than what I need to record in order to prevent the same mistakes in coming races.

It was unusually warm/humid with 60 degrees and 94% humidity, so not great running weather. The event was great and the course was good and well managed. I am disappointed in my effort today but I'm glad that even in my shitty state I still kept going.

I wanted to run a PR today and when the gun went off I went out a little fast. It felt a bit too quick for the beginning of the race but I shrugged it off thinking I could maintain the pace and get even faster later. I should have paid more attention to how I was feeling inside and not paid so much importance to the damn time on the clock. I even said the night before that "you can't win the race in the first half but you can sure as hell lose it." I was forcing a pace based on the fitness I wanted to be in and not the fitness I was actually in.

My GPS was useless and it was all over the place with the builds. I went through 4 miles in 21:00 and 5 miles in 26:30 which is actually great but shortly there after my legs got really heavy, which is unusual that early and Greg floated away. I spent the next few miles feeling sorry for myself as others were passing me. I didn't have the confidence and the mental tenacity to stick it out and although I tried to rally several times my legs were done.

My only conclusion is that the training I've been doing this cycle is simply too much. 100 land miles and 21 pool miles is too much while working full time.  I really should stick to maximum weeks of 90 land miles but keep the length of the quality days up. Training too hard is ironic. You spend so much time going after it but what good are workouts if you can't recover sufficiently? Plus I had a lot on my mind and wasn't all there when it got tough.


Saucony Triumph ISO.3 Miles: 3.00NB RC1600 Flats Miles: 13.00
Total Distance
Saucony Triumph ISO.3 Miles: 33.50NB RC1600 Flats Miles: 13.00Adidas Glide Boost 8 Miles: 40.00Saucony Kinvara 6 Miles: 10.00
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