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Member Since:

May 16, 2015



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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)


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

Longest run ever, probably the second most painful experience of my life after the morning after I had 16 shots of bacardi to end a 18 hour fast. Did it all on an empty stomach aside from a sip of water when I woke up and a couple sips of gatorade on the drive up to Sandy. Basically about 16.5 miles of a hard but fair run, then I bonked and the next 5.5 were pure hell. Started at 7AM on the dot, wore a black shirt along with black shoes, shorts, and spandex. Not a cloud in the sky either. I didn't feel like I would but I was pretty worried I'd black out without warning the last couple of miles. Even though I do think they look kind of dorky I think I need to make an investment in one of those ultra running backpacks if I wanna be able to do these long runs and not die lol. If anyone with experience with long long runs has advice on good food before/during runs please lmk(I was thinking clif bars, I tried a gel once and it made me sick after the run was over, willing to try again though). I was most worried about my legs on this run, they have been getting better by the day since the weekend and I knew I could do the normal 10 and 5 but I was really worried I'd get 11 out and hurt myself, but my sheer stupidity and defiance of physiology prevailed once again. Good character building today, run even managed to take less than 3 hours despite lots of huge hills + walking after the bonk so I wouldn't pass out or anything(cannot emphasize the magnitude of this bonk).

Pegaroos 36 Miles: 22.00
Weight: 0.00
From Tom K on Wed, Jul 10, 2019 at 11:25:16 from

Congrats on the longest run ever! So, by reading between the lines, I get the impression that you bonked? Enjoy the additional built character!

I am a slow, never-was runner, so take this for what it's worth: I take water with me in the from of Camelbak for any run longer than 10. I take TriBerry Gu packs for anything longer than 12. I force the issue to eat those every 45 minutes, because if you wait until you're hungry, it's too late. I also replicate this eating pattern on race day. I really don't like to drink or eat too much before a run of any distance, because I worry about stomach distress (as in, code brown situations) during the run.

From Donald on Wed, Jul 10, 2019 at 22:03:09 from

My advice, move to a drier climate!

Kidding, but I have little experience with long runs in humidity (even though I lived most of my life in Texas/Louisiana/Florida. I didn't start running seriously until moving to Utah. I imagine that you lose a lot more water weight where you are running, so mid-run replenishment becomes necessary. If you're cheap like me, bring one of those cheap 16 oz bottles, as long as you don't mind it sloshing a little. When I do feel the need to bring liquids with me, water does just fine. If you know you're going to run 22 miles, start taking your fuel in small amounts well before you need it. I make a note to take my first swallow of whatever I have (gel, chews, clif bar, etc) around 45 minutes into the run. I don't like to eat it all at once, but rather spread it out through most of the rest of my run.

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