Monday, December 10, 2012

2012 Racing Pictures/News Links

Winter Series 5K




WOWK -- Charleston - Huntington, Working For You

38th Annual Wine Cellar 10K

Charleston Distance Run

Racing Hearts 5K

The Resort at Glade Springs 10K/5K 
Results: Link
Newspaper Story: Link

Oceana Heritage Festival 5K

July 7th, 2012


Tallman WS 10K: 32:20/2nd Place 
2012 Winter Series Champion
Race Story (iplayoutside website)


Monday, February 20, 2012

15th Annual Myrtle Beach Marathon Recap

Feeling very blessed and thankful to God for the weekend result!
Mile-by-Mile Breakdown:
Pre-Race warm up 45minute before Start Gun 2x5minutes slow + Gel #1
1- 5:51 Out relaxed, chat w/eventual winner(Stuart Moran) then watched him go!
2- 6:11 A bit too relaxed..Ran w/friend Brian Floyd who was doing the half
3- 5:45 Time to start cutting down
4- 5:43 Passing runner after runner from the half marathon field
5- 5:39 (29:10) I'm in 3rd Place in the Full Marathon Field
6- 5:35 Gel #2 through Market Square Loop...good crowds
7- 5:39 Get to see many faces heading in as I head out, lots of encouragement!
8- 5:36 Onto Ocean Blvd, headwind is very light
9- 5:34 Constantly reeling in lots of half marathon guys
10-5:46 (57:24) Slowed to get down Gel #3 and extra water
11-5:35 Caught 2nd Place marathon guy
12-5:40 He is hanging tough on my shoulder
13-5:36 See Marian and get a water bottle..she says leader is 2minutes ahead 
(Half Marathon Split 1:14.55)
14-5:36 3rd Place on my shoulder is helping push me
15-5:42 (1:25.35) Prettiest section of the course, really focused..I want sub 2:29!
16-5:40 Gel #4 Starting to get hot on the course but I'm feeling strong
17-5:43 Dropped 3rd Place guy on gradual incline
18-5:41 Off the Ocean Blvd, out/back add on section
19-5:37 See the leader at a turnaround..I'm 3+ minutes back...
20-5:43 (1:54.02) Gel #5 (last one), I can run sub 2:29 and PR!
21-5:44 My first sign of trouble, spasm in my right hammy 
22-5:50 Hammy is wanting to cramp..have to slow down..
23-6:01 Neg split, sub 2:29 and PR slipping away..keep fighting smartly..
24-6:04 Spasms like crazy it wants to grab bad..avoid major blowup
25-5:59 Fighting for every second between hammy spasms!
26-5:56 GET TO THE LINE!
Finish-69 (2:30:49/5:45pace) 2ND Place Overall
Half Splits (1:14.55 and 1:15.54)

All and all I'm very happy! You always--ALWAYS--want better but I wouldn't change to much. I feel like I'm extremely close to a huge breakthrough in the marathon now. The confidence is back for the event. I'm not 100% sure I'm made to perform my best at the distance but I still think sub 2:25 isn't far off. 

I think my best long term plan is to wait anywhere from 12-18 months until running another marathon to be fully ready to reach that breakthrough. I need to get 5K-10K fit again and then try to get under my half marathon PR(1:07.48) before really attacking the marathon. I just need patience, hard work, and of course Gods guiding hand but I will reach my marathon goal!

Such a wonderful event and time in Myrtle Beach. So many friends and support out there this weekend. The list is too long to name everyone that was there to help me along the way before, during, and after the race but THANK YOU again!

(I finished 2nd Place Overall in the Myrtle Beach Half Marathon (1:10.38) last year. Maybe a return trip in the future to try and break through with a WIN at one of the weekend events!) 

Marathon History:
2:29.34- 2009 Columbus Marathon (6th place)
2:30.49- 2012 Myrtle Beach Marathon (2nd Place)
2:31.32- 2006 Chicago Marathon
2:31.59- 2011 Cleveland Marathon (3rd Place)
2:35.10- 2010 Boston Marathon


Friday, January 6, 2012

2011 Review

Mileage Total: 4239 (*All-time personal high and 2nd time over 4000)
Weekly Mileage Average: 81.5 
Days Ran: 365/365 (First time running every day for the entire calender year)
Highest Mileage Month of the Year: September (406)
Highest Mileage Week of the Year: 102 
Races: 22 
Wins: 11 (I would rather race bigger events with deep competition then win locally. I try to make that the goal every year)
PR's: None
Prize Money(plus Incentives money from PB): $7,575
Comp Hotel/Entry/Travel Races: (Columbus, Parkersburg, San Fran, Clarksburg, Cleveland, OBX)

Online Training Logs:  Calender Workouts Summary

2011 Race Results: (Season best times in bold) 
Tallman WS 5K--15:29--1st (12/11)
Off-Road Trail 5K--18:50--2nd (12/10)
Jingle Bell 5K--15:29--1st (12/3)
Nick Caldwell 5K--15:42--1st (11/19)
Teays Spooktacular 5K--15:27--1st--$75+Free Massage (10/22)
Columbus Half Marathon- 1:10.08--12th (10/16)
Twin Falls 5K--15:46--1st--$500 (10/9)
Beckley Half Marathon--(Big lead 7+ miles in when hit by car) (10/1)
Pineville 5K--17:31--1st--$250-(9/4)
CDR --1:26.57--5th(4th USA)--$350- (9/3)
Parkersburg Half Marathon--1:12.30--11th(4th USA)--$290-(8/20)
San Fran Half Marathon--1:14.17--(7/31)
Oceana 5K (3miles)--15:08--1st Place--$300--(7/9)
WV 5K Champs(Huntington)--15:39--5th--$50--(6/25)
Clarksburg 10K(WV State Champs)--33:46--8th (2nd WV)--$500--(6/18)
Varmint Half Marathon--1:18.45--1st Place--$300--(6/11)
Rite Aid Cleveland Marathon--2:31.59--3rd Places--$300--(5/15)
Mullens Dogwood 5K--15:47--1st Place--$300--(5/1)
OBX Flying Pirate Half Marathon--1:11.15--2nd Place--$150-- (4/10)
Joker Run 4-Miler--20:12--1st Place (3/26)
Myrtle Beach Half Marathon--1:10.38--2nd Place (2/19)
Tallman Winter Series 10K--32:07--1st Place (2/6)

Also Marian had a very successful racing year hitting PR's on the roads in the 4mile distance(23:13/5:49avg) and 10K(37:27/5:52avg). She placed third at Myrtle Beach Half (1:22), won the Varmint Half and biggest running honor of the year came when she WON the Cleveland Half Marathon in (1:21.11 /6:12avg) (her 2nd fastest half). She ran the very hilly San Fran Marathon with a very bad foot and extra fatigue which we later found out was due to the most exciting news of the year.