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Checkers AC 3000m time trial

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Location:

Buffalo,NY,

Member Since:

Aug 15, 2010

Gender:

Male

Goal Type:

Local Elite

Running Accomplishments:

Personal Bests
  • 1500m : 4:43 (May 2001)
  • 1 mile: 5:18 (August 2012) 
  • 5k: 17:39 (December 2003)
  • 8k: 30:02 (June 2003)
  • 10k: 37:21 (November 2003)
  • 15k : 59:48 (July 2012)
  • 10 miles: 62:39 (February 2002)
  • Half-Marathon (Covered Bridges): 1:23:29 (June 2002)
  • Marathon (Wineglass): 3:04:42 (Oct 2011)
  • Half Ironman (Tupper Lake): Swim 38:19, Bike 3:01:xx (with flat tyre change), Run 1:58:xx, Total time 5:44:44 (Jun 2004)

Short-Term Running Goals:

General Goals for 2013

  • Break 3 hours as Boston
  • Mile in 5:00
  • 5k in 17:30

Results and my 'A' Races for 2013 (Click for Race Report)

  • Y-10 10 Miler (February 9)
    • Goal: 63? (honestly, no idea)
    • DNS
  • Boston Marathon (April 15)
    • Goal: 2:57
    •  Time: 3:12:46
  • Springville Stampede (May 9)
    • Goal: 18:36
    • Time: 18:28
  • Chase Corporate Challenge 3.5 (June 6)
    • Goal: 20:30
    • Time: 20:30
  • Brian Moorman PUNT Foundation Blackbird 8K (June 19)
    • Goal: 30:00
    • Time: 30:03
  • Boilermaker 15k (July 14)
    • Goal 58:00
  • Mueller Mile (August)
    • Goal 5:00
  • Run into Buffalo 15k  (Sept 2)
    • Goal 57:30
  • Troy Turkey Trot 10k (Nov 28)
    • Goal 37:00

Long-Term Running Goals:

  1. Sub 3:00 Marathon
  2. 17:00 5k
  3. 1:20 Half-marathon

Personal:

Originally from the small town of Galway, NY (near Saratoga), I currently live in Buffalo, NY.  I'm a community pharmacist  I  graduated from the University of Buffalo School of Pharmacy with my pharmD in 2007 and my PhD in 2011. I'm married and have 2 dogs (Sadie, a lab, and Ralphie, a Eskie mix).  We enjoy anything outdoors from Backpacking and hiking to snowboarding.

my photojournal, and I will run

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Miles:This week: 0.00 Month: 0.00 Year: 0.00
Sadie's Lifetime Miles: 298.30
Ralphie's Lifetime Miles: 346.60
Running MilesSwimming YardsBike Miles
41.800.000.00
Brooks Adrenaline Blue #2 Miles: 18.10Mizuno Musha 3 Miles: 2.00Brooks Ravenna Miles: 21.70
Night Sleep Time: 0.00Nap Time: 0.00Total Sleep Time: 0.00Weight: 0.00
Running MilesSwimming YardsBike Miles
13.100.000.00

Long run with my friend.  Finally starting to feel better.  Pace was 8:02

Brooks Adrenaline Blue #2 Miles: 13.10
Night Sleep Time: 0.00Nap Time: 0.00Total Sleep Time: 0.00Weight: 0.00
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Race: Checkers AC 3000m time trial (1.875 Miles) 00:10:47, Place overall: 3
Running MilesSwimming YardsBike Miles
7.000.000.00

In the early summer our track club usually has a time trial basically for giggles (and to get the people that don’t race often a benchmark).   We race it in our normal training groups but this week about 50% our group decided to skip it making our race a little thin, especially at the front. 

It was also very hot and humid out (80 degrees with 70% humidity) with a strong headwind down the home stretch.  I was hoping to run around 10:30 based on my current races but I knew it would be tough with the conditions and with how I’ve been feeling lately. My 2 mile warm-up reminded me how brutal NE summers are.

We start and I go out with one of the runners who is a little faster than me and some kid who I mistook for someone a lot faster.  After about 2 laps I pass the kid and try to stay with the faster guy who has about 5 seconds on me.  I hit the mile at 5:32, right on my goal pace.  At about this time I get passed by another fast guy while goes by me like I’m walking (he ends up winning).  I try to hold strong the last 3 laps but slow to finish in 10:46.  It was pretty obvious that the heat pretty much got the better of most of us and every race can’t be great especially in the setting.  Probably a good kick in the ass to keep me from slacking

Mizuno Musha 3 Miles: 2.00Brooks Adrenaline Blue #2 Miles: 5.00
Night Sleep Time: 0.00Nap Time: 0.00Total Sleep Time: 0.00Weight: 0.00
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Running MilesSwimming YardsBike Miles
6.700.000.00

Around the town, legs a little sore.  Tried out my new shoes (Brooks Ravena), seem ok.  Took it easy at 8:02 pace

Brooks Ravenna Miles: 6.70
Night Sleep Time: 0.00Nap Time: 0.00Total Sleep Time: 0.00Weight: 0.00
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Running MilesSwimming YardsBike Miles
7.000.000.00

7 miles around the hood. 7:40 pace, starting to feel more "normal" again so that's good.  Not so sloggy or tired as I've been the last week

Brooks Ravenna Miles: 7.00
Night Sleep Time: 0.00Nap Time: 0.00Total Sleep Time: 0.00Weight: 0.00
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Running MilesSwimming YardsBike Miles
8.000.000.00

Tempo/cruise intervals

2mile wu
4x1600 at cruse int pace (6:01-6:09) with 1 min recovery
2 mile cd

repeats in 6:11, 6:09, 6:07, 6:00.  I'm always a fan of tempo intervals because while they are a little longer in distance, they really don't hurt bad at all. Went to a different track than I normally do so I could stretch out the warm-up and boy was it a free for all.  Cross-fit bros flipping a tractor tire in lane 3-4, moms walking backwards with their toddlers in lane 1 and tweens yelling at each other in the bleachers.  I'm sticking with my normal track for now on

Brooks Ravenna Miles: 8.00
Night Sleep Time: 0.00Nap Time: 0.00Total Sleep Time: 0.00Weight: 0.00
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Running MilesSwimming YardsBike Miles
41.800.000.00
Brooks Adrenaline Blue #2 Miles: 18.10Mizuno Musha 3 Miles: 2.00Brooks Ravenna Miles: 21.70
Night Sleep Time: 0.00Nap Time: 0.00Total Sleep Time: 0.00Weight: 0.00
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