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Location:

Bar Harbor,ME,USA

Member Since:

Jul 31, 2015

Gender:

Male

Goal Type:

Recover From Injury

Running Accomplishments:

PRs (<25 yo; >35 yo)

5k: 17:15

10 mile: 59:27

1/2 marathon: 1:23:11

Marathon: 2:56:38

Short-Term Running Goals:

Get healthy, run pain-free. Have had sciatic nerve issues since 2009, damaged knee cartilage early 2015, so have been a jogger for a while.

Long-Term Running Goals:

Do well in the 50s age group, keep running pain-free.

Personal:

Married, science writer/editor, enjoy life on the coast of Maine

Miles:This week: 0.00 Month: 14.50 Year: 654.20
Brooks Launch 4 Lifetime Miles: 440.50
Asics Dynamis Lifetime Miles: 341.80
Dynaflyte Lifetime Miles: 11.50
Race: JAXfit 5k (3.1 Miles) 00:21:28, Place overall: 8, Place in age division: 1
Slow milesFast milesTotal Distance
0.903.104.00

Warmed up .9 miles with a 1:00 acceleration. Went out a lot harder than in past years, so with the down/up out-and-back course, I knew it would be a positive split. Went through 1 mile in 6:29, passed 2 more people in the first part of the 2nd mile, then stayed in the same place the entire way back. Think I red-lined going up and through Highseas, so had to back off the first big uphill. Mile 2 was 6:53, and it was time to hang on for dear life up the rest of the hills. 3rd mile was 7:19. I slowly caught up to two other runners but didn't have the mental fortitude to push past them and finished 4 and 8 seconds behind them respectively. Then again, the last .13 was at 6:02 pace per Garmin, so I did try, just a little too late. Happy with this, as it's my first sub-7 pace race in years.

Brooks Launch 4 Miles: 4.00
Weight: 0.00
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