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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

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10 easy in the morning. avg HR 119, maybe that's a sign I should speed up the easy running pace soon. My RHR is usually low 30's though so who knows.

5 on the track in the afternoon in the form of 4 miles easy with a push the last 400m + 4x200m strides. Did the same thing last Friday, the push was an 85 then and a 78 today. Strides went 29.4, 29.6, 28.4 and an untimed light-hearted 4th one. Based on the effort I put into the strides I'd say sub-60 400m speed is in my wheelhouse, doesn't correlate to any times I'm gonna run but it's always a good trick to have up your sleeve in a race, plus I've never had sub-60 fitness before starting up workouts.

Fast Miles: 0.50Pegaroos 36 Miles: 15.00
Weight: 0.00
From Eva Splaine on Mon, Jul 15, 2019 at 08:51:09 from

Your RHR is in the low 30s? Are you sure you are still alive?I just took mine. It was 48. You must be in super shape.

The 10 miles runs must be starting to become pretty easy for you now.

From Eugene on Mon, Jul 15, 2019 at 10:08:06 from

Haha yes I'm pretty sure I'm alive, even when I was in high school and running less my heart rate was still around there. Averaging under 120 for 10 miles is crazy though, I'm definetly in the best shape of my life, and I still have so many things to add on to get better(weights, drills, strides, plyometrics, maybe even a workout or two :) ) so I'm very excited for the future.

From Sasha Pachev on Mon, Jul 15, 2019 at 17:16:43 from

HR is meaningful only in context, and even if you know resting HR is not a good reference. If you know your max HR and resting HR, that is better, but still not perfect. The reason is a large degree of individual variation. E.g. back when I cared to measure it, with the resting HR of 48 and max HR of 170 I had 120 at about 7:40 pace, 144 at 6:00 but raced the marathon at 163 at 5:30 pace - not something you would find in a textbook. That is why I do not bother looking at the easy run HR. If you are hitting a performance limit, it is sometimes useful to see if your HR is rising or staying steady and maybe even dropping as you reach the point of not being able to continue at your dream pace. For the easy run, just run an easy effort. For the hard run, run a hard effort. Learn to feel the effort, because there are multiple things to be aware of and all of them matter - as in it is a bad idea to overtrain them as well as undertrain (though overtrain is usually worse) - muscle, bone, tendon, and ligament strain, nervous system/endocrinal system strain, and cardio strain. Remember the principle of the weakest link in the chain - you need to train at the optimal level of effort for your weakest link, and increase the effort only when the weakest link has gotten stronger. As those things are next to impossible to accurately measure - even in a lab, and especially at home - you have to learn to feel them. You can tell you did it right if you are getting faster and are not getting sick or injured. Optimal stress also depends on what you are doing to recover - if your recovery routine gets better you can take more stress.

From Eugene on Tue, Jul 16, 2019 at 07:27:38 from

Thanks for the input Sasha - I totally agree on running on feel over any other indicator, I just thought it was worth mentioning how low my HR for running this much is now compared to the past. Guess I'm doing something right if the blog creator is finding time to check mine!

From Sasha Pachev on Tue, Jul 16, 2019 at 13:14:49 from

Decreased HR at the same pace is definitely a plus.

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