Morning Run - 5 mi

Evening Workout - 11 mi

Warm up - 3 mi

6 x 1km w/ 2:30 active recovery

  • 3:07
  • 3:06
  • 3:06
  • 3:03
  • 3:10
  • 3:00

3 x 200m

Cool down - 2 mi

Wednesday was not only our first workout as a group, but it was also our first official practice. Immediately following our physicals we had all departed to meet for our workout which we had scheduled for 7:30pm. Although it has cooled off a bit here in the mornings the evenings are still very warm, the temperature read 86 degrees Fahrenheit with a very high percentage of humidity. Despite the heat the entire team had delivered an amazing workout and I was especially impressed by all of the new freshmen. I’ve been running a lot of high mileage lately and it’s still increasing so I made sure to keep the workout controlled and consistent. I averaged about 3:05 per 1km which is just under 5:00/mi pace — far faster than I thought I was capable of. The workout certainly gave me a lot of confidence in myself for the race this Saturday, but it also made me very confident in the team. This will surely be a great season; I’m looking forward to it.

8/28/2014

6/20/14 — 08

6/21/14 — 13

6/22/14 — 07

28

6/23/14 — 00

6/24/14 — 9.5

6/25/14 — 8.5

6/26/14 — 11

6/27/14 — 09

6/28/14 — 14

6/29/14 — 09

61

6/30/14 — 10

7/01/14 — 11

7/02/14 — 09

7/03/14 — 09

7/04/14 — 11

7/05/14 — 12

7/06/14 — 00

62

7/07/14 — 11

7/08/14 — 10

7/09/14 — 09

7/10/14 — 12

7/11/14 — 10

7/12/14 — 14

7/13/14 — 10

76

7/14/14 — 11

7/15/14 — 10

7/16/14 — 10

7/17/14 — 10

7/18/14 — 10

7/19/14 — 11

7/20/14 — 16

78

7/21/14 — 10

7/22/14 — 10

7/23/14 — 10

7/24/14 — 10

7/25/14 — 10

7/26/14 — 00

7/27/14 — 15

65

7/28/14 — 12

7/29/14 — 11

7/30/14 — 11

7/31/14 — 10

8/01/14 — 11

8/02/14 — 11

8/03/14 — 16

82

8/04/14 — 09

8/05/14 — 11

8/06/14 — 11

8/07/14 — 11

8/08/14 — 11

8/09/14 — 11

8/10/14 — 18

82

8/11/14 — 12

8/12/14 — 11

8/13/14 — 11

8/14/14 — 12

8/15/14 — 12

8/16/14 — 10

8/17/14 — 18

86

8/18/14 — 12

8/19/14 — 11

8/20/14 — 12

8/21/14 — 11

8/22/14 — 11

8/22/14 — 11

8/23/14 — 11

8/24/14 — 16

84

Summer Total: 704

8/24/2014 - 2 notes

So I’ve decided I want to take a slightly new direction with this blog. As it’ll still remain about running, I want to shift it’s focus towards a means of documenting my running. Once preseason rolls in on August 25th I’m going to post my entire summer training. From then on I’m looking to post my training logs from every week. I’m looking to write more about running and provide advice and lessons I’ve learned from it. I want to be transparent with my training in hopes that it’ll help some other runners out there. 

8/16/2014

Anonymous said: How's it going?!

It’s going well!If you’re wondering about the marathon, that didn’t go as well as I would have liked. I ended up dropping out 17 miles in, actually 40% of the field ended up dropping out. I felt great, I set the pace for the first 6 miles then settled into the top 10 moving through 11 miles, we were cruising about 5:50 pace. I was in a great position, but the shoes (kinvaras) I had on began to dig into my feet making it unbearable to run. Through the half marathon I was on pace for 2:35 which would have put me in 3rd place, but I knew the smartest thing to do was to pull from the race. Finishing would have meant likely injuring myself, and I plan on being at Nationals my next 3 track seasons so I’m not too worried about it. I’m taking some time off now, and I’m getting super excited for cross country!

5/27/2014 - 1 note

We arrived at Orange Beach in Gulf Shores, AL on Wednesday for nationals to find ourselves staying right on the beach. With such a beautiful view it’s tempting to be distracted, but I’m certainly focused and ready for the marathon tomorrow morning. Last night two of my teammates competed in the 10km, in which one finished 4th. Tomorrow, the other is running the marathon with me, and 3 more of my teammates are also racing it. I still can’t believe I’m about to race that far, but I feel very prepared for it. We’ll see how it goes!

5/23/2014 - 6 notes

Monday

Raced the 10k at conference at 8pm

Tuesday

Raced the 5k at 12pm

Wednesday

7 miles

Thursday

10 miles

Friday

11 miles

Saturday

13 miles

Sunday

18 miles

Around 80 miles total, starting next week though I’m dropping down to a 6 day schedule as the marathon at Nationals approaches.

4/27/2014 - 2 notes

Yesterday I had decided not to race the 5k today, because it simply wouldn’t be beneficial. I didn’t think I’d even have a workout but my coach said I should do 12 miles with 6 miles at tempo pace. I wasn’t sure how it’d go, but then I realized I did this same thing a few weeks ago so I didn’t worry about it too much. Anyway, I averaged 5:30’s so it was solid, and there were motivational quotes on the sidewalk to keep me inspired while I ran haha.

3/1/2014

Hopefully I’m accepted into the night 10k at Raleigh, I think that’ll give me my best shot at for hitting another national standard. I’m about 3 weeks out and just now actually getting into some 10k work rather than half marathon. I’m ready to get even more fit and simply focus on that race. The goal is to run 31:00 (a standard), so two 15:30’s back to back, but I’ve got to at least run a 31:30 to hit B standard. Anyway, I’m feeling fit and focused. I’ve just got to be patient and keep putting in the mileage.

In case you’re wondering I’m running about 85 miles a week, which feels like a great amount. I only hit about 80 miles going into the half.

2/27/2014 - 1 note

I ran my first half marathon finishing in 1:10:42, I should also note that it was pouring and windy.

2/1/2014 - 27 notes

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1/12/2014 - 114 notes