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August 2015

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Location:

WA,

Member Since:

Feb 10, 2007

Gender:

Male

Goal Type:

Local Elite

Running Accomplishments:

I was an 800/1500 runner in high school and college, with PRs of 1:55 and 4:08. I've run as fast as 16:15 for 5k and 1:20 for a half, but my bests in recent years are 17:07 5k (Dec. '11), 37:40 10k (Jan. '12), 1:23:49 half (Sept. '08), 2:53:12 marathon (September '10), and 4:45:06 50k (March '10).

Short-Term Running Goals:

Late 2015/2016 races: 

— Seattle Soltice 10k (Dec. 19)

— Nookachamps half marathon (Jan. 16)

— Toyko Marathon (Feb. 28) 

Personal:

I'm an editor at a newspaper in Bremerton, Washington and head coach of the Bremerton Jaguars youth track and field team.

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Early morning run at Banner Forest with Chris Lemki. Beautiful weather, easy pace on the trails. 1:01:30

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4.00

Morning run from Bryce and Bonnie's, down past Urban Horticulture Center and across the new Montlake pedestrian bridge, then back on Burke-Gilman. My calves were very sore, never loosened up after yesterday. And a little tightness in the left hamstring before I stopped a stretched a bit. No watch. 

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Morning basketball

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3.00

Easy morning miles around Manette. Everything felt fine. 24:03

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4.00

Nice trail run at Illahee Preserve after work. Almost no one else in the forest, a little cool compared to recent weather. Felt great. Easy pace, but maybe a smidge more than 4 miles. 33:30 

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Basketball at the Y, really intense 3-on-3 today. It was fun. 

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6.00

After work run to Lions Park, spectacular evening, stopped and looked at the mountain and the sunset over Port Washington Narrows for awhile. Really pretty out. Ran a good clip but felt a little ragged and sore in the left hamstring about 28 minutes in. Maybe a little worn out from work, and the lack of runs this length. 44:20 

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Basketball, 2s.

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5.50

Evening track workout at Bremerton High, warm night (80s). 1.5m warmup, stretched a bit, then 6x800 w/200m jog after each (2:54, 2:59, 2:51, 2:57, 2:55, 2:58). Then 800m cool down. Felt really good throughout, actually, though the paces weren't quite as consistent as I'd like. 40:05 

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5.00

Not enough running this week, because things like swimming and golf took up my time. But in a good way. So I was active, but not so many miles. 

Warren-Manette bridge loop on a cool, damp morning. Really quiet outside. Easy pace, felt fine. 37:50 

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3.00

Short evening run from Bryce and Bonnie's after a long day in Seattle. Two loops at the Urban Horticulture Center. 23:00

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4.50

Evening track workout, a little hot out tonight. 1.5 mile warmup, then 2x1 mile at 5:43 each. I was a little wobbly after the second, so I jogged an 800, then ran an 800 in 2:50, and called it a night after another cool down. 31:25 

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No one showed for basketball, so I ran around the indoor track for 22 minutes. 

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3.00

Little evening run around Manette, breaking in some new trail shoes. Legs a little heavy to start, but loosened up quickly. 24:45 

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basketball, 2 on 2

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Slow run at Newberry Hill Heritage Park after work. 

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No one showed up for basketball, so I headed out for a brisk run instead. Nice morning. 20:30 

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4.00

After the afternoon Illahee Preserve work party ended, I changed my clothes and did a loop of the forest. Ran a pretty brisk pace, which felt nice. 30:20 

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7.50

Kind of a race, but not a race report race because it wasn't really official and I'm not convinced the course was accurate. I was the 'run' leg on an Olympic-distance triathalon team this morning in Hansville at the Wilder Hare Tri. 

Up early, got there with tons of time to spare (but the rain stopped and held off, so I'm not complaining). Chris Henry did the swim (1 mile/25 minutes), Andy Binion did the bike (28 miles/1:40), I warmed up about 1.5 miles, stretched, then it started to get warm, then I did some strides and just stayed loose for 20 minutes waiting for Andy. 

Course was hilly and it's a little odd starting completely alone and competing with folks who've already done the swim and bike. There were probably 10 other relays or so, but the top two were well out ahead of me (one had a Olympic trials marathon qualifier running, and she was finishing when I was starting). So I was chasing folks who were on their last legs, which is a little different feeling when you pass. 

I zipped down the hill from Buck Lake, settled into a pace on the flat stretch into Hansville, then backed off some going up the "devil's triple" of hills, including a downhill towards Foulweather Bluff than you turn around and climb out of. Pretty hilly out there. I hit the turn back to Buck Lake at 31 minutes or something, and that's less than a mile from the finish. So either the course was short or I was moving downhill a lot faster than expected. I felt great the whole time, zipped right along and pushed but not really a race mentality. I backed of a little for the climb, then finished strong. 37:40 overall. 

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