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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
289.00
Pegarusalem #4 Miles: 258.00Fly's Miles: 4.00Structures Miles: 27.00
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10.00

PM - 10 miles after a 10-hour shift. knee felt... like it was pretending to feel good so i'd say it felt good and get sucker-punched. ha! subversion

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10.00

PM - 10 after work. legs were tired from another 10-hour shift, plus working 8 of the past 9 days, but i get the next two days off and the added bonus was this was the first time i've felt like myself in over two weeks.

also huge shoutout to Sunbeam Xpress Heat because their heating pad broke 4 days after i bought it. wouldn't have been worth getting if i shoplifted it

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17.00

AM - 5. it's the precipice of spring in the south so a lot of rain on the horizon, so probably a lot of treadmill running on the horizon too. 

PM - 12. ran without music and had this(https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-WmMj4lfpdc) going on in a loop in my head the last 6 miles

sotd: born under punches(the heat goes on) - talking heads

Pegarusalem #4 Miles: 17.00
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27.00

AM - 5. slept in so gonna get a little less recovery if i'm tripling like i hope to.

Noon - 10. legs having been sore after last night's 12, first mile or two felt like i'd be lucky to get the average pace under 8 minutes but i started thinking about the next couple of months of training, and before i knew it i felt really good. not just good as in "my last 2 weeks were 20 and 60 miles so i'm not in the best shape" good either, just felt great. was cruising those last 30 minutes or so.

PM - 12 in the rain. quads still sore, so just easy running letting the miles rack up.

Pegarusalem #4 Miles: 27.00
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5.00

AM - 5 easy. put it off for a few hours because the quads seem a little more sore than the day before. it's not like i ran 27 miles in 12 hours or anything :) so it looks like a "two steps forward, one step back" scenario. i think i can do 5 miles early in the morning and 12 in the evening no problem right now, but with the quad soreness i think adding that third run in between could be detrimental. so, i'll probably just do the 17 mile days until friday, 10 miles after work on the weekend, and try adding that 3rd run next week. might skip tonight's 12 just to let the legs heal up a bit from yesterday.

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17.00

AM - 5 on the treadmill. stormed something crazy all night and morning. wasn't sure on the incline to offset the fact that treadmill running is easier than real running so set it to 1.0, also find it very hard to run on a treadmill mentally so kept speeding up the pace every couple of minutes by 0.3-0.5 mph to make it more exciting, started at 8.0 and ended at 11.0. felt good once the pace got in 5-minute territory.

PM - 12 easy. cold and raining, everyone's favorite running weather.

SOTD: mahogany - lil wayne

Pegarusalem #4 Miles: 17.00
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17.00

AM - 5. it was snowing this morning!

PM - 12. ran the first 4 breaking in the zoom fly's. no cap, if i was forced at gunpoint tomorrow to race a half-marathon in those or birkenstocks i'd choose the sandals. most uncomfortable shoes i've ever ran in by a mile(no pun intended). i'll give them the benefit of the doubt since i was running on grass and i assume they're meant for the roads and give them a second chance on the next tempo run i do. with that being said, best i've felt on a 12 this week.

sotd: no woman, no cry - bob marley & the wailers

Pegarusalem #4 Miles: 13.00Fly's Miles: 4.00
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15.00

PM  - ~15 after work. watch was nearly dead so just ran for a tad over 2 hours, long enough that even on a bad day i'd have hit 15 miles at least 5 minutes before i stopped.

so happy to be back to triple digits!!

Pegarusalem #4 Miles: 15.00
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10.00

PM - 10. slow. felt okay. i think if i had tripled both days this weekend my legs would have recovered more; at least i'll get a nice paycheck.

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25.00

AM - 5. the storms tuscaloosa is supposed to suffer through all week were just starting to roll in. a drizzle during my shakeout turned into heavier rain on my drive home, and 30 minutes later it was raining hard enough that flooding started. guess it's a treadmill day.

AM2 - 9-mile progression on the treadmill at a slight incline. ran the first 5 in 31:30, the next 3 in 18:00, and decided my original plan of 5 miles at 9.5 mph, 5 at 10 mph, 5 at 10.5 mph would probably go out the window at about 11 miles, so swung for the fences instead for a 4:57 final mile. 54:27 total time. not the same as running it out on the grass but i'm happy with it. cooldown for 15, man those post-tempo cooldowns feel long.

PM - 5 after work. probably my most taxing 5-hour shift to date, i'm happy i got out to the gym and while i think i could have done 15 easy outside 5 is all i could mentally handle on the treadmill. i honestly think people who enjoy treadmill running should be locked up. vote eugene for president 2036 so we can make that dream a reality 

sotd: long gone lonesome blues - hank williams

Pegarusalem #4 Miles: 25.00
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5.00

AM - 5 + core & hips. slept through the alarm and was a bit sore from yesterday so decided just to do a shakeout this morning and get my shoes wet this evening. i’m already sick of the treadmill running, no way i could do even half my normal mileage on one consistently.

PM - off. started raining super hard so i knew the flooding wouldn’t stop until the next morning, and as much as i love running, i hate running on treadmills more. if you couldn’t tell already

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30.00

AM - 5 easy. finally woke up at 3:30 again! the first morning is always the hardest

AM2 - 20 miles! getting this done makes these last 3 weeks of training irrelevant because i finally feel like myself again. wasn't 100% sure i'd make it all the way at the start but i lucked out with it being one of those runs where you feel like you can run forever. well, almost forever. hit a brick wall right as i began mile 20 that made that last mile feel longer than the 19 before it combined. probably wouldn't have dealt with that if i wasn't constantly having to jump and sprint through puddles, two and a half hours of that tires you out a bit. very happy my body held up with getting 25 miles in before 10am, i wouldn't even care if i was too tired to get my post-work run in. i'd sure like to though

PM - 5 after work. wanted to go longer but did something as rare as a total solar eclipse and showed restraint

sotd: this old house is all i have - against all logic

Pegarusalem #4 Miles: 30.00
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15.00

AM - 5. windy and wet. was starting to get into it the last 10 minutes

AM2 - 10. after reading that running laps the same direction constantly can lead to the knee issue i had, i started doing them clockwise instead. tried doing it counterclockwise again last night, and my knee was a little sore when i woke up. gonna keep running clockwise so i don't think it'll be an issue, but it's annoying knowing that the problem is still there, albeit avoidable. only did 10 to play it safe

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10.00

AM - 5 miles. very cold and very windy.

AM2 - another 5. not gonna run again until after work on saturday to let the knee feel good again and hit next week hard. hips after

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9.00

9. could have been a better past 7 days, but the tempo makes up for the sub-par mileage. how jaded i've become where 104 miles is a bad week; i swear that 200-mile week ruined mileage perspective for me. anyway hopefully the knee gets better because if it hadn't rained and i hadn't re-aggravated the knee running the opposite way this week definitely would have been at least a 140-mile one

on a happier note(and also surely jinxing myself(referencing a jinx jinxes the jinx, nullifying it(or that jinxes the jinx of the jinx, ad infinitum))), if i can average more than 115 the next two weeks i'll beat my monthly mileage PR on the shortest month of the year(EDIT: i meant 165 miles per week. i love a good challenge). also i saw a guy on my run that looked EXACTLY like DMX, i asked him where the hood where the hood where the hood at and he didn't have the answer though so i don't think it was him

Pegarusalem #4 Miles: 9.00
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5.00

5 after work. started feeling good the last mile; probably because i saw my future wife

sotd: since i left you - the avalanches 

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10.00

AM - 5. felt pretty good. first time i’ve woken up at 4am feeling like i woke up naturally

AM2 - another 5

PM - off. stomach was absolutely killing me by the end of my shift, i can barely stand straight. should be good to go tomorrow, even if it’ll all be in rain.

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25.00

AM - 5. slept in on accident

AM2 - 15. took a lot out of me but that's the feeling i live for. max HR for the run was 130, my resting HR is 34 and i'm under 160 pounds for the first time since november. not in killer running shape yet but those numbers say i'm close to breaking through to that kind of shape again

PM - 5. another storm is rolling in to continue what weather.com told me was “one of the south’s wettest February’s so only gave myself about 4 hours of recovery between runs. i’m not in 4-a-day shape but that’s the recovery i’d give myself between those runs so at least it isn’t a foreign concept. actually felt really good with that in mind; def could have gone longer

SOTD: walk alone - the roots

Pegarusalem #4 Miles: 5.00Structures Miles: 20.00
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22.00

AM - 5. slept in again

AM2 - 15. same pace as yesterday's 15, but felt way easier. very happy about that. could have gone for 20 but decided to try for 10 after work instead

PM - 2 after work. would have been fine for 10 if i rested but working 5 hours on your feet isn't recovery, at least when you're actually nursing something. this knee is driving me absolutely mad

Pegarusalem #4 Miles: 20.00Structures Miles: 2.00
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5.00

AM - 5 on the treadmill. knee had a very fast turnaround after that post-work run yesterday. i’m sure it’s not gonna vanish by tomorrow or anything, but better than it feeling way worse.

decided to take the rest of the week off to let the knee(hopefully) heal up fully. it's been getting better basically every week, but it's still present enough that it puts a pretty hard cap on my training where i'm limited to about 60% of what i'd be doing without the issue. 60% being 100-110 miles a week just shows i'm in great shape right now :) so i decided i'd rather just get back to 100% sooner by taking a little more time off than later by constantly training and getting a little stronger day-by-day. i can hear the bloggers thinking "about time he has some gd sense". gonna go do some upper body/hips/core at the gym in a minute, then take it easy until sunday

oh also, the past 35 weeks(from the start of my 13 week 100+ mile streak in mid-june to last week) i've run at least 100 miles 20 of those weeks, averaging 122 those 20 weeks. so i guess that'll make me sleep a little better at night in place of the exhaustion from running.

sotd: the champ - ghostface killah. this song gets me hype as hell

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289.00
Pegarusalem #4 Miles: 258.00Fly's Miles: 4.00Structures Miles: 27.00
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