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Oak Park,IL,

Member Since:

Oct 05, 2014



Goal Type:

Local Elite

Running Accomplishments:

Used to run track in high school (and played soccer and basketball) - best mile was 4:42. 

Naperville Sprint Triathlon (2013): 1:07 with a 20:47 5K split.

Naperville Sprint Triathlon (2014): 1:09 with a 21:52 5K split.

Chicago Hot Chocolate 5K (2014): 21:03

OP Good Life Race 5K (April 2015): 19:58 PR


Short-Term Running Goals:


  • Good Life 5K


  • Chicago Triathlon



Long-Term Running Goals:

2015 Running Goals:

  • run 2 triathlons
  • run a 5K, 10K, and half-marathon
  • begin marathon training by putting in heavier miles over winter



Miles:This week: 0.00 Month: 0.00 Year: 0.00
Nike Free 5.0 Lifetime Miles: 411.60
Asics Gel-Nimbus Lifetime Miles: 125.50
Nike Pegasus 30 Lifetime Miles: 306.75
Nike Pegasus 31 (9/15) Lifetime Miles: 610.20
Nike Pegasus 33 (9/16) Lifetime Miles: 0.00
Nike Pegasus 33 (9/16) Lifetime Miles: 35.39
Race: Milwaukee Rock N Sole Half Marathon (13.1 Miles) 01:39:15, Place overall: 86, Place in age division: 8
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance

RACE DAY! Rock N Sole Half Marathon in Milwaukee. 
Official result: 13.1 miles in 1:39:15. 7:35 AP. 
5K: 23:56 (7:39 pace)
10K: 47:10 (7:36 pace)
15K: 1:09:31 (7:28 pace)
Finish: 1:39:15 (7:35 pace)

Pace felt easy through 3. (I turned off the 1 mile splits on my watch and just hit the Lap button when I crossed each mile marker.) 7:47, 7:45, 7:30. 

There was a slight uphill and downhill on Mile 4, then over and down the Hoan Bridge. I dropped back from the 1:40 pace group on the downhill and didn't catch up again til the steep uphill, about 2-3 miles later. 7:11, 7:20, 8:04, 7:37 (hit Lap button maybe 5 seconds late). I took another Gu around Mile 5. 

I kept thinking I'd make a move somewhere here to drop down to 7:15 pace, but I couldn't figure out how I'd survive at that pace. I hit the turn around at ~Mile 9 and started picking it up, but a headwind appeared off the lake and I dropped behind a group to draft after .25 miles. At Mile 11 I was starting to feel the lactate build up in my legs, Mile 12 I felt like dying, and Mile 13 I wanted it to be over. I pushed past the 1:40 pace group just past Mile 12 to push it home. I took another Gu around mile 10. 

7:38, 7:39, 7:29, 7:33, 7:25, then :43 for the last .11 (6:38 pace). My watch had me at 13.11, so I must have run the tangents pretty well. 

Results: 86th of 2,189 OA, 81st of 979 Men, 8th in 30-35 AG. At worst that's top 7%, at best it's top 4%, which feels good. According to the Jack Daniels' calculator, the heat today (70-76 degrees and sunny) likely slowed me by 9-11 seconds per mile. That would put me at at 1:36. 

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