Race Recaps

6/27/2016 – 7/3/2016: Olympic Trials 10km

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Week 25 Morning Afternoon Other Total Monday 55 55 Tuesday 35 Strides 35 Wednesday 10 min brisk, 4 min up tempo (64’s) 45 Thursday 30 Strides 30 Friday 10 Race 10,000m Olympic Trials (29:27.15 15th) 70 Saturday 25 25 Sunday 30 30 Week 290 (48mi)

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6/20/2016 – 6/26/2016: Stumptown Twilight Meet

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The week started with an extended pre-race workout in the heat. 3 miles at 4:55, then 3 x 1k at 2:40-2:42 which I hit for the most part. Not as good at hitting the low 2:40’s this year than I have in years past. As it was pouring when I started my warm up, I…

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6/6/2016 – 6/12/2016: Portland Track Festival

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First workout of the week was back to normal with a pace run, starting to dip in duration though and it had long strides at the end of it as a consideration for the track. I started a little late which meant that I had to deal with some of the heat, but running on…

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5/9/2016 – 5/15/2016: 25km USA Championships

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Back to another race week so soon! First workout of the week was two sets of five PRK’s and I was given a hard cap of how fast to run them even though I was feeling good and found a nice rhythm on the track. A standard pre-race workout followed (brisk run then some K’s)…

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4/25/2016 – 5/1/2016: Half Marathon USA Championships

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The first two days of the week I was still dealing with calf issues going as far as to skip my double on Tuesday after a mid-day massage on it. The upside is that I’m in the 5:30’s on all my runs so far without trying to, legs are feeling my excitement for the race…

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3/28/2016 – 4/3/2016: Cherry Blossom 10 miler

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This week was centered around the Cherry Blossom 10 miler, a race I like as I grew up less than ten miles away from the start and have friends and family in the area. The start of the week was no different than any other 130 mile week with high mileage days, but around three…

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3/7/206 – 3/13/2016: 15km USA Championships

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The week started off with slightly relaxed pace run, breathing was getting pretty difficult for me the last mile or so due to the amount of pollen in the air. This had been going on for a couple weeks now, and while I haven’t had issues in the past in Jacksonville, gasping for breath the…

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9/1/2014 – 9/7/2014: USA 20km Championships

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The 20k USA Championships kick-started this week. Quick shout out to elite athlete coordinator John Tolbert who’s done an absolutely first class job every year I’ve been to New Haven. However, while there was a quality field assembled for the US Championships, it was the weather that defined the day, low 70 ‘s at 8:30…

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7/21/2014 – 7/27/2014: 7mi USA Championships

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Well the 7 mile US Championships (Bix 7) came down to a kick with Sean Quigley and this time I was the one watching someone pull away. This wasn’t the first time I’ve faced Sean in a kick either…I’ll be looking forward to the 20k and a chance to start evening the score. Date Race…

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6/30/2014 – 7/6/2014: 10km USA Championships

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I flew down to Atlanta early in the week for a confab of all the Mizuno athletes. This was a great event where we got an inside peak at Mizuno’s What If Everybody Ran marketing campaign, shot some quick interviews for social media (and found out some hilarious facts about each other), had a little…

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