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February 21, 2020

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Location:

U of A

Member Since:

May 16, 2015

Gender:

Male

Goal Type:

Other

Running Accomplishments:

teen PR's:

11.8 100m(2017)

4:46 mile(2015)

15:14 3 mile(2017)

26:40 8k(2016)

 

highest mileage week: 200(Nov 2019)

highest mileage month: 553.5(Aug 2019)

longest 100+ mile week streak: 13(June-Sept 2019)

Personal:

21 year-old honors student at University of Alabama. Ran my first half marathon in 2010, been hooked ever since. Also employed as a PCT at DCH hospital in Tuscaloosa. Been (mostly) vegan for about a year and a half

No citizen has a right to be an amateur in the matter of physical training, what a disgrace it is for a man to grow old without ever seeing the beauty and strength of which his body is capable of - Plato

Favorite Blogs:

Miles:This week: 67.00 Month: 289.00 Year: 601.00
Saucony Type A6 Lifetime Miles: 223.10
Fast Lifetime Miles: 414.75
Nike Vomero 10 Pink Lifetime Miles: 537.45
OG Vic Lifetime Miles: 17.00
Pegaroos 36 Lifetime Miles: 949.00
Pegaroos Pair 2 Lifetime Miles: 715.50
Pegarusalem #4 Lifetime Miles: 624.00
Fly's Lifetime Miles: 4.00
Structures Lifetime Miles: 27.00
Total Distance
45.00

AM - 5 miles. legs felt good all things considered, had to use it as bad as i ever have that last 2k

AM2 - 20 miles. the difference in mental difficulty between a 15 and 20 miler is palpable, i swear every mile feels twice as long. it was muddy, windy, and my hair was constantly in my eyes and/or mouth so it was pretty insufferable. very happy i got it done, now i'm gonna eat and lie down for about 4 hours

PM - 5. was going to get a pair of secondary trainers at Ross, but all they had were some flyknit fly's(essentially 4% knockoffs). i'm personally on the side of the fence that the whole "carbon plate acting as a springboard" aspect is cheating and never planned on getting a pair, but for $44.99 i thought about it and realized my real problem is them being used for ratified world records(yes Kipchoge is 100% the fastest marathoner ever, and i still think Bekele would have ran faster than the old world record without them too, i just think Nike cheated the system a little bit to get him under 2 hours(Nike if you're reading this i'm sorry give me my contract already)). wearing them around my apartment after the run, i understand the hype. they really force you on your toes when you move forward. i'll have fun doing workouts in them.

PM2 - 15 easy. learned the hard way it’s not a good idea to drink like 4 cups of coffee before this run lol

Pegarusalem #4 Miles: 45.00
Weight: 0.00
Comments
From Mike on Thu, Jan 16, 2020 at 14:28:49 from 168.213.5.162

20 milers are worth it although. They really make a marathon race feel more "doable" when you're starting to fall apart nutrition-wise around the 2-hr mark.

From Eugene on Thu, Jan 16, 2020 at 14:43:44 from 104.189.16.160

i might be crazy enough to quadruple, but i have enough sanity to stay off the marathon bug, at least for another couple years.

From Kenny the Apache on Thu, Jan 16, 2020 at 15:32:05 from 65.48.74.201

I saw the article last night that Runner's World put out about banning the Nike NEXT% shoes that came out in 2017. They were the one's that all the pacers were wearing when Kipchoge broke the 2 hour barrier. I don't really see the point in banning them, because anyone that can afford $250 for shoes (I know they are expensive), can use them for racing. When I ran Chicago Marathon this past October, basically everyone around me was wearing them.

From Kenny the Apache on Thu, Jan 16, 2020 at 15:33:29 from 65.48.74.201

I have been interested in trying them for a future half or full marathon, but I can't make up my mind if I want those or just another pair of Nike Pegasus Turbo's or Nike Zoom Fly's haha!

From Eugene on Thu, Jan 16, 2020 at 16:02:01 from 104.189.16.160

iíve thought about getting the pegasus turboís, but since this was so much cheaper iím okay with it. even if you win a race in the carbon plated shoes i donít think itís necessarily a problem; i just think having a world record ran in shoes that give such an advantage over any other kind is a little unfair. they do seem like great shoes for running fast though; iíll def use them until that plate breaks.

From Mike on Fri, Jan 17, 2020 at 06:39:41 from 168.213.5.162

I always like this debate. What's interesting is carbon fiber plates have been out since the early 90s, Pebax foam has been used throughout the 2000s, and the "air pockets" they are putting in have been used in basketball shoes since the mid 90s. I can't imagine banning a shoe that has elements from the Adidas Boost- PEBAX/zoom X foam (hello Dennis Kimetto, who set the world record with them and no one bat an eye), the Nike Jordan's (MJ had air pockets in his shoes in the 90s when he was winning titles) had the air bubbles which are mentioned to be in the 1:59:40 shoe, and the carbon fiber plate has been introduced various times in almost every major brand.

In other words, just go buy the shoe. It's worth it ESPECIALLY if you're a heel striker, it's not that expensive (a pro bike for example is $13 thousand if you want to be truly competitive and these are $200 on sale), and they offer a psychological edge right now because of the hype.

From Eugene on Fri, Jan 17, 2020 at 08:57:53 from 104.189.16.160

good point. articulating my issue a bit better, i just think shoes can potentially provide substantial differences in performance compared to track. it's a longer race so everything matters more, and it's not like with spikes where different types don't really matter THAT much.

it's honestly on Nike though. how they thought they could advertise a shoe that makes you 4% faster and not think that could be viewed as unfair compared to any other shoe is beyond me. seems like a great shoe though!

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