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Ragnar leg 1 & 6

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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:

Atlanta Thanksgiving 5k - 11/23

Long-Term Running Goals:

I'd like to run some times to awe my future kids. I'd also like to have kids. 

Personal:

Presidential scholar majoring in chemical engineering @UA. Besides running my life goals are to be the valedictorian of my college class, become a Rhodes scholar, and get my masters either at Stanford or Oxford. Get married, have children. Help make the world a better place. 

 

Oh, and I'm sore 24/7

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Miles:This week: 0.00 Month: 120.00 Year: 1666.00
New Balance MD500v2 Lifetime Miles: 31.70
Nike Wildhorse 2 Lifetime Miles: 206.25
Barefoot Lifetime Miles: 53.00
Pegasus 32 Gray Lifetime Miles: 807.50
Streak LT 2 White Lifetime Miles: 254.05
Lunaracer 3+ Orange Lifetime Miles: 566.65
NB Zante Lifetime Miles: 499.80
Saucony Type A6 Lifetime Miles: 172.60
Fast Lifetime Miles: 348.70
Nike Zoom Structure 18 Lifetime Miles: 546.30
Victory Elites (Cobalt) Lifetime Miles: 55.35
Nike Elite 8 (Tangerine) Lifetime Miles: 336.25
NB Zante(white) Lifetime Miles: 330.70
Nike Vomero 10 Pink Lifetime Miles: 253.25
OG Vic Lifetime Miles: 12.00
Bama Pegasus 33 Lifetime Miles: 58.00
Total Distance
73.75
Brooks Launch 3 (Black) Miles: 9.50NB Zante Miles: 34.50Nike Wildhorse 2 Miles: 7.00Barefoot Miles: 4.00Streak LT 2 White Miles: 14.50Lunaracer 3+ Orange Miles: 4.25
Weight: 0.00
Total Distance
5.00

5 7:09 pace @ 10000ft elevation. Besides that all I've done today is talk to one person and watch Psych, so yeah it's been a pretty great day.

Brooks Launch 3 (Black) Miles: 5.00
Weight: 0.00
Comments(2)
Total Distance
10.50

AM - 7.5 easy. I didn't sleep well last night so I was pretty groggy at 6AM. First 5 mile splits were 7:40, 7:30, 7:20, 7:10, and 7:00. Then my watch died and I pushed it a bit. Didn't feel hard, excited for Ragnar! 

PM - core and 3 miles around. I would have done more, but I lifted so much I was fatigued

NB Zante Miles: 7.50Brooks Launch 3 (Black) Miles: 3.00
Weight: 0.00
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Total Distance
15.00

AM - My phone stopped working(again) last night so I slept through my alarm and left at 7 instead of 6, so it was a bit hotter than I hoped. 2 WU w/ speed changes, 3 mile tempo on TT course, barefoot cooldown and strides for 8. Saw McKenna and Rylie so S/O to them for putting in work. Tempo splits; 5:32, 5:33, 5:24 for 16:29. I was wanting to break 16, but my legs were tired and I wasn't all that motivated racing myself. I need to sleep more

7 more on McCoy while Trevor biked alongside. Not sure on the pace but I believe it was somewhere between 6:50-7:10, so quick for trail running. Also that whole sleep thing didn't work out, I'm updating my blog at midnight. Two easy days, then Ragnar

Nike Wildhorse 2 Miles: 7.00Barefoot Miles: 3.00Streak LT 2 White Miles: 3.50Brooks Launch 3 (Black) Miles: 1.50
Weight: 0.00
Comments(1)
Total Distance
9.25

AM - 5 very very easy neighborhood. I'm quite tired so today's easy run was more of a trudge. There's an 8ft high dirt wall I have to climb to get up to the trail ending the run, and I may or may not have fell off it a couple times. Also S/O to Brianna from PV, because last night she happened to happen upon Will's number, and Dubras and I some fun with that

PM - 4 with strides. stretched after

Lunaracer 3+ Orange Miles: 4.25NB Zante Miles: 5.00
Weight: 0.00
Comments(2)
Total Distance
3.00

AM - 3 ez. I got some more sleep than usual, but not a lot. I think I'm gonna ice bath because my legs didn't feel too fresh.

Well one of our girls quit for Ragnar, so I guess I'm running 6 legs tomorrow. Racing 30+ miles.

NB Zante Miles: 3.00
Weight: 0.00
Comments(1)
Race: Ragnar leg 1 & 6 (13 Miles) 01:22:57, Place overall: 8
Total Distance
16.00

Leg 1 was eh. Got out to the starting line with 30ish minutes left, watched a video for ten minutes on safety, and sorta warmed up. Starting line with the 20 best guys(and one girl) of Ragnar teams. Started out pretty quick and got myself in 10th, behind a pack of four college runners, Connor, Springville, Riverton, Aiden troutner, and star valley. Passed springville pretty early on. The hills murdered me way bad. Adam Wood caught me around mile 2. I was so dead from the heat, I had awful side stitches. Luckily I was able to come in semi-clutch and catch Aiden and Star Valley. I was reeling in Adam and Riverton the last mile but they had too much ground on me. Got 8th out of the fast team starters. Mason got us in front of Herriman, and Christian got us in front of Riverton, but then he died out and got passed back by Riverton herriman and star valley. #triogameatrocious

 
Leg 6 was awful. I had an asthma attack and couldn't breathe and had awful sidestitches. Finished well though, last quarter mile was a 73

Barefoot Miles: 1.00Streak LT 2 White Miles: 6.00NB Zante Miles: 9.00
Weight: 0.00
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Race: Ragnar leg 13 and 25 (12.55 Miles) 01:15:05
Total Distance
15.00

My third run went amazing! Pretty bad start. I didn't even get to stretch, Jordan was immediately on the line, so I took off my sleeves and pajamas and took off. First mile was an 8:13 because it was at midnight and I fell off the trail and got lost and had to stop. Chest pain was still pretty bad. Next few miles were low 6's. I was irate because I really wanted to go sub 6 pace. Then I remembered I told someone I'd try and win for them, and suddenly all my chest pain was erased. Mind you I still had to control my breathing and make sure I was breathing in an awkward pattern to make the pain subside. But I went crazy. Split a few 5's, including a 5:32 and a good portion at 5:12 pace for 5:57 avg pace! What a great run. Killed my quads though lol. Was totally serene and calming to run completely alone down a highway overpass at night. I thought about a lot of stuff when I wasn't picking up the pace 

 

Nothing noteworthy about my last leg. Chest was pretty bad, got a 24:50 for four miles. Our team got us behind a bit but I closed some of the gap on Alta 

Streak LT 2 White Miles: 5.00NB Zante Miles: 10.00
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Total Distance
73.75
Brooks Launch 3 (Black) Miles: 9.50NB Zante Miles: 34.50Nike Wildhorse 2 Miles: 7.00Barefoot Miles: 4.00Streak LT 2 White Miles: 14.50Lunaracer 3+ Orange Miles: 4.25
Weight: 0.00
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