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October 2017

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Location:

Tuscaloosa,AL,United States

Member Since:

May 16, 2015

Gender:

Male

Goal Type:

NCAA Champ

Running Accomplishments:

11.8 100m

15:14 3 mile

26:40 8k

Short-Term Running Goals:

(at least)

sub 1:55 800m

sub 4:00 1500m

sub 15:00 5000m

Long-Term Running Goals:

(will update once I have a more solid grasp on my fitness)

Personal:

Presidential scholar majoring in chemical engineering @UA. When I graduate in 2021 I hope to receive the Rhodes scholarship, which amounts to me going to get my masters degree at Oxford.  

 

Oh, and I'm sore 24/7

Favorite Blogs:

Miles:This week: 2.00 Month: 2.00 Year: 2689.00
New Balance MD500v2 Lifetime Miles: 31.70
Nike Wildhorse 2 Lifetime Miles: 206.25
Barefoot Lifetime Miles: 53.00
Pegasus 32 Gray Lifetime Miles: 813.50
Streak LT 2 White Lifetime Miles: 267.55
Lunaracer 3+ Orange Lifetime Miles: 566.65
NB Zante Lifetime Miles: 499.80
Saucony Type A6 Lifetime Miles: 187.60
Fast Lifetime Miles: 373.50
Nike Zoom Structure 18 Lifetime Miles: 554.30
Victory Elites (Cobalt) Lifetime Miles: 55.35
Nike Elite 8 (Tangerine) Lifetime Miles: 336.25
NB Zante(white) Lifetime Miles: 340.70
Nike Vomero 10 Pink Lifetime Miles: 258.25
OG Vic Lifetime Miles: 13.50
Bama Pegasus 33 Lifetime Miles: 699.00
Total Distance
354.00
Bama Pegasus 33 Miles: 475.00Streak LT 2 White Miles: 8.00Pegasus 32 Gray Miles: 6.00Fast Miles: 3.70NB Zante(white) Miles: 10.00
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100.00

Got those triple digits in! Irate because if I put my mileage in daily I FINALLY would have gotten the #1 weekly mileage position, but alas. I also got 400 miles in this September which is awesome! Highest mileage month ever, and second on this month’s mileage board. I think I have a good shot at getting the top mileage in October. Focused on mileage rather than workouts this week, but I do have a tough one tomorrow that I’m excited for.

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I had a good workout today(Sunday), so I’m putting it as a stand-alone entry.

150m to warm up in 19.9, 2 min rest, 3x300m w/ 6 min active rest in between. 40.2, 40.3, 40.2. It was hard to basically run 3x400m in 53-mid, but luckily I didn’t have the last 100m to deal with. I’d put this in the category of A++ workouts that I’ve only reached one other time, with the 3 mile tempo in 15:14 + 3x1000m in ~2:47. Both times I was tired going in, I wasn’t expecting too much(sub 16 was the A goal then, low 42’s was the A goal today), and I just ran out of my mind and smashed all expectations I had for it. It was very windy out and I’m certain they would have all been 39’s if I didn’t have a nasty headwind on the last 100m. So, to recap, I ran three 300m’s faster than my PR going into the workout. Originally by the end of the year I wanted to be able to do 3x400m in 54 each, looks like that’s already doable! Crazy that I ran this fast coming off a 100 mile week. Since the times were all so close and I was going nearly all out on all of them, I’d say that’s probably the fastest I can run for that distance right now, but I’m sure when I lose the 10 or so pounds of fat I still need to shed and starting hitting weights again I’ll be better. My last race of the 2018 season is an 800m duel with brendon Merrell, so I need to be pretty fast by the end of the year. I’m going to try to do this workout in May, but try to go 38 on all of them. Great day! 

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Another 100 mile week, with a new highest mileage day PR (21) and a very good speed workout, along with a very good weight session, squatting and deadlifting 110lbs(new PR) after not lifting since early August being the only noteworthy things to happen. Legs were just very tired from mileage, but when they adjust I’ll be so much more fit. 

A side note - today was an off day because of the hurricane, so I woke up early to buy junk food to enjoy a day of vices before I really crack down on training. Seeing my reflection in the freezers isles made me realize: I’ve really slimmed up lately. Wearing a large hoodie and basketball shorts, my legs looked like semi-sculpted sticks.

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40.00

Mileage over the past few days. I got pretty sick and had to take a few days off, so this "140" mile week is actually over 10 days. Nothing crazy to report, today was my first day back from sickness and I felt surprisingly good on the first run of the day, normally after more than a day off from running I hurt in various places, but it was good. I got a charlie horse in my calf this afternoon that was bad enough that it knocked me off the couch and I couldn't get up for a couple of minutes. Rolled it out and I'd imagine it'll feel better on tonight's run, but to make sure of that I'll go very slow. 

If any of my 38 viewers per month are wondering why I'm updating on Saturday, it's because my life has mellowed out enough that I have enough time to blog daily, starting tomorrow. It'll be odd blogging 3 runs in a day but I think I can handle it.

Bama Pegasus 33 Miles: 400.00
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4 at Noon. Felt terrible. Hot out, need to hydrate better.

10x400m that evening. Tried alternating between 85 and 80 with 200m recovery. Ran 83, 76, 85, 73, 85, 80, 85, 79, 84, and 69 running 40 for the first 200m then kicking pretty hard. First workout in two weeks, because of sickness and mileage and other stupid stuff. Area below the left knee hurt a bit on the last repeat, but I finished regardless, and kept the CD short. Will ice tonight.

10th on the yearly mileage board! 

Streak LT 2 White Miles: 5.00Bama Pegasus 33 Miles: 8.00
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Knee pain has all but completely subsided. I've had to do a lot of walking these past few days so I'm counting it as mileage, a silver lining is I was able to study harder than I ever have(over 10 hours of straight studying Tuesday and Wednesday) for a Calc 3 test. The test was pretty hard, I finished with moments left and I was the fourth person to finish it out of 40-odd honors students, so definitely a suffer-fest for the masses. While the past couple days surely helped, I was very tired going into the test(thank God for coffee. Probably had a gallon of black coffee in the last 60 hours- I've literally moved my coffee machine, grounds, Sugar in the Raw, and gallon jugs of water into my room so I can brew while studying), and I wouldn't have had to study that much(I was being thorough) if I had gone to class more often, up until a week ago I very rarely went and only considered "studying" completing homework, and since I was getting A's on them I considered it good enough. Luckily I've reevaluated those habits. I ran yesterday before class, and my knee was a bit uncomfortable once I started but was only a slight annoyance by the time I finished. Decided to keep not running until the pain is totally gone though, so I'd imagine Saturday I'll be good to go. 

Bama Pegasus 33 Miles: 4.00
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6 miles at 9PM because I slept way in, my roommates dropped off a friend at the house last night while I was home so I had to entertain him until they got back from their frat stuff(they never did), luckily I liked the guy so it wasn't too inconvenient. Then they came home after I dropped him off and was about to go to bed for some drunk apologies, so a pretty late bedtime. Knee felt fine, legs felt creaky from basically no running last week, but nothing actually warranting concern.

Pegasus 32 Gray Miles: 6.00
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Definitely fall out! Very chilly and windy out.

Bama Pegasus 33 Miles: 7.00
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Run + lift. Had Moes an hour before so stomach felt awful. Lifting did a circuit so I'd stay fatigued throughout. Overall a good lifting session. Also because of the short rest I'd lift less weight and I probably won't be as sore as tomorrow.

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Slept in pretty late, so didn't get out to run until 2:30PM. Ran 5 miles and felt pretty crappy from not eating since yesterday afternoon. Ended with a kilometer a bit faster to get the legs going, I thought I'd probably run 3:30, started out super hard and died and ran 2:57. This showed me I might be more fit than I thought, but how I was bent over gasping for air after showed me maybe not.

5 that night.

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4.00

4. Felt pretty tired. At about 2PM again.

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9.00

Uneventful and chilly run spent thinking of things I've done wrong

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4.00

4 in the AM. I wanted to do a PM run but I found out that my physics professor had granted me a chance to redo all my physics homework for extra credit, but I only had 5 hours to do the 2 months worth of HW. I finished it with one minute left at 11:59PM and I still have some Engineering and English so I think the time for running is not currently present. Sorry to all my fans, I'll make it up later in the week when I have more time.

Bama Pegasus 33 Miles: 4.00
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School + 4 laps of Hilton Park. Ran the third lap at approx. tempo, and tried to do the fourth lap at what felt like low 6-minute pace and speed up a bit the last 200m or so. Was more on feel since there aren't any markers on the .75 mile laps. Ran 5:30 pace on the "tempo" part, and 5:42 pace on the slower part. On the 4th lap, I thought I went way slower than low 6 minute pace because it felt that easy. Legs felt like they could have done a lot more, lungs hurt but that's just me getting over a sickness. I've been really really slacking with workouts lately so I was afraid all my fitness was gone, but this really felt pretty easy. It wasn't supposed to be hard though, it's more of just feeling what tempo pace should be for my tempo run tomorrow.

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AM - 4. Went to Jason's Deli after. Felt odd as I used to go there all the time growing up in Texas, but being alone gave me some time to reflect on things like growing up. And how the 7.99 salad bar is a major steal. Definitely got my money's worth from that.

PM - I hit the first 1.5 miles of my tempo at under 5:10 pace and stopped there. I wasn't yet, but I knew with my current fitness, blowing up would be right around the corner. Still, surprised it was that fast!

Streak LT 2 White Miles: 3.00Fast Miles: 1.60Bama Pegasus 33 Miles: 7.00
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354.00
Bama Pegasus 33 Miles: 475.00Streak LT 2 White Miles: 8.00Pegasus 32 Gray Miles: 6.00Fast Miles: 3.70NB Zante(white) Miles: 10.00
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