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War Eagle Tailtwister 50K

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Location:

Little Rock,AR,United States

Member Since:

Oct 19, 2010

Gender:

Male

Goal Type:

Local Elite

Running Accomplishments:

Arkansas Traveller 100: 15:36:33, 1st Place (Course Record);  October 3, 2015

Arkansas Traveller 100: 15:59:12, 1st Place; October 4, 2014 

War Eagle Tail Twister 50K: 4:07:12, 2nd Place; June 3, 2017

2013 Boston Marathon: 2:59:11, April 1, 2013

PR, Sleeping Bear Marathon: 2:45:41, 1st Place; October 7, 2012

PR, Soaring Wings Half Marathon: 1:20:33, 8th Place; October 29, 2011

Nation's Tri Olympic Distance Triathlon, 2010, Washington, D.C.

Personal Records: 100 Mile Ultra, 15:36:33; 50K Ultra, 4:07:12; Marathon, 2:45:41; Half-Marathon, 1:20:33; 5K, 17:02 (flat); Olympic Distance Tri, 2:42:57

Personal:

Pride necessarily sprouts and grows; a pride that can only come from relentless kneading of unwilling flesh, painful months of grinding and burning away all that is heavy, all that is strength-sapping and useless to the body as a projectile. --John L. Parker, Jr., runner/author

The credit belongs to the man who is actually in the arena, whose face is marred by dust and sweat and blood; who strives valiantly; who errs, who comes short again and again, because there is no effort without error and shortcoming; but who does actually strive to do the deeds; who knows great enthusiasms, the great devotions; who spends himself in a worthy cause; who at the best knows in the end the triumph of high achievement, and who at the worst, if he fails, at least fails while daring greatly, so that his place shall never be with those cold and timid souls who neither know victory nor defeat. --Theodore Roosevelt

I work as an Attorney in Little Rock, Arkansas.

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Miles:This week: 0.00 Month: 160.00 Year: 3680.00
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349.5050.0021.0013.50434.00
Night Sleep Time: 185.00Nap Time: 0.00Total Sleep Time: 185.00
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
11.001.000.000.0012.00

11 Miles in 84 mins on TM.

12 Total Miles including  one-mile commute.

Wesley

Night Sleep Time: 7.00Nap Time: 0.00Total Sleep Time: 7.00
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
6.006.000.000.0012.00

8 Miles with Dave along the River Trail on a nice day around 73 degrees. Ran untimed and felt good picking up pace to sub-7:00 for 5-6 Miles.

12 Total Miles including 4 Miles walking (TM, commute, and park).

Wesley

Night Sleep Time: 7.00Nap Time: 0.00Total Sleep Time: 7.00
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
8.000.000.000.008.00

6 Miles in 48 mins on TM.

8 Miles including 2 Miles commuting/walking.

Wesley

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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
6.000.000.000.006.00

4 Miles in 31 mins on TM; 4 striders.

6 Total Miles including 2 Miles commuting/walking.

Wesley

Night Sleep Time: 7.50Nap Time: 0.00Total Sleep Time: 7.50
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
3.000.000.000.003.00

2 Miles walking on TM and a few minutes in sauna.

Took it really easy this week, and I'm hopeful my legs will respond favorably during tomorrow's War Eagle 50K in NW Arkansas. Lots of good runners registered, and I expect the pace to be fast.

3 Total Miles including one-mile commute.

Wesley

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Race: War Eagle Tailtwister 50K (31 Miles) 04:18:39, Place overall: 2, Place in age division: 1
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
31.000.000.000.0031.00

Arrived in Rogers, Arkansas late last night for the War Eagle Trail Runs, Tailtwister 50K, in Hobbs State Park. 

The race was scheduled for a 6:30 am start, but a shuttle shortage (to the start line) caused a bit of a delay, and we got things kicked off a little after 7:00 am. I jumped out to an early lead on some beautiful, rolling singletrack trails winding through the State Park. Alone in the lead all day - a hot one with temps in the 80s and 100% humidity - I was fading a bit after the final aid station, with a couple of miles to go, but I continued to push as hard as possible with no idea whether anyone was in striking distance.  She was.  

Jenn Shelton passed me on the final climb less than a mile from the finish line. It was an incredible surge, as I could only watch while she crushed the hardest climb of the day. At this point of the race, I was simply trying to hold on and survive.

It really was a thing of beauty, and I learned shortly after the race that Jenn had passed the second place male (third overall), Justin Fanklin, on the final descent shortly before she locked in on me after discovering (from a photographer) that I was close. In fact, I was fortunate to hold off Justin, a good dude with whom I enjoyed visiting after the race.

This was a great day, and I want to commend my Dad for toughing out the rough conditions and completing his first 50K. His quads are thrashed from the descents, but Mark has a lot to be proud of after coming in just over 6 hours as the fourth 50+ finisher.

I ran 4:18:39, 9 minutes off the course record and exactly one minute behind the winner, Jenn Shelton. 

Wesley

Night Sleep Time: 4.50Nap Time: 0.00Total Sleep Time: 4.50
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
21.000.000.000.0021.00

On the drive home from Rogers, I stopped to run and hike 21 Miles in Devil's Den State Park just south of Fayetteville. It was another hot day around 85 degrees, and during the 14.9 Mile Butterfield Trail loop through the rugged and rocky Ozark National Forest, I stopped several times to soak in the cool creeks and falls.

Very pleasant workout after a tough race yesterday.

Wesley 

Night Sleep Time: 7.00Nap Time: 0.00Total Sleep Time: 7.00
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
18.000.000.000.0018.00

15 Miles in 2 hrs on TM.

18 Total Miles including 3 Miles commuting/walking.

Wesley

Night Sleep Time: 6.00Nap Time: 0.00Total Sleep Time: 6.00
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
8.001.004.000.0013.00

12 Miles in 86 mins on TM; Mile 7 at 6:58/mile and Miles 8-11 at 6:15/mile (LTP).

13 Total Miles including one-mile commute.

Wesley

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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
10.002.000.000.0012.00

10 Miles in 73 mins on TM; Miles 9 and 10 at 6:31/mile.

12 Total Miles including 2 Miles commuting/walking.

Wesley

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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
16.000.000.000.0016.00

14 Miles in 1:52 on a hot afternoon around 91 degrees; hilly route from house to Hillcrest via H St., through Hillcrest along Lee St. and Kavanaugh, east on Markham, cutting over to River Trail via Park/Garland/Battery over railroad tracks (under Cantrell); followed River Trail west near Big Dam Bridge, turning onto and up Overlook Dr., through Camack Village into the Heights; turned South on University, then back west on Kavanaugh, to Hughes St, before crossing back over Cantrell to my Midtown home.

16 Total Miles including 2 Miles commuting.

Wesley

Night Sleep Time: 7.00Nap Time: 0.00Total Sleep Time: 7.00
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
20.000.000.000.0020.00

17 Miles in 2:22 on a pretty darn hot afternoon around 93 degrees. During this run, another hilly one - through Camack Village, over BDB twice (after realizing North River Trail still flooded), then downtown, back west on Markham, up Kavanaugh through Hillcrest, and back to my neighborhood via H - I carried one 20 oz. Gatorade, which I killed at Mile 11; averaged sub-8:00 through 13 Miles, then trudged home slowly as I was feeling the effects of the heat and insufficient fluid/sodium.

20 Total Miles including 3 Miles commuting/walking.

Wesley

Night Sleep Time: 7.00Nap Time: 0.00Total Sleep Time: 7.00
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
8.000.000.002.0010.00

8X400m Repeats at 82, 80, 80, 80, 82, 80, 80, and 80 at Scott Field before church, already 80+ degrees and humid.

8 Miles in just over an hour for the workout and 10 for the day.

Wesley

Night Sleep Time: 8.00Nap Time: 0.00Total Sleep Time: 8.00
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
27.505.000.000.5033.00

AM: 24 Miles in 2:58:30 on TM; Miles 17 and 18 at 6:58/mile and 19-21 at 6:31/mile; 4 striders during Mile 24.

PM: 6 Miles in 45 mins on TM.

Total: 33 Total Miles including 2 Miles commuting and a one-mile walk at the park with Evan and Charley.

I needed this kind of training day in a bad way, and my legs are happy; racing is overrated.

Wesley

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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
4.002.003.000.009.00

Really busy day, with work and my brother's family in town, and I didn't have an opportunity to run until past 6 pm (a rarity for me). I was scheduled for some tempo work today, and I gave it my best shot on low energy.

From my parents, I ran 8 Miles out and back along Hwy. 171. Managed 6:20 or so for Miles 2-4 (2 slightly uphill and 3-4 slightly down) and 6:30 for the final 2 Miles preceding the half-mile cool-down up the driveway. Extremely humid with lots of annoying horseflies harassing me along the way.

Only 9 Total Miles today but a pretty good late afternoon effort to salvage the day.

Wesley

Night Sleep Time: 6.00Nap Time: 0.00Total Sleep Time: 6.00
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
13.000.000.000.0013.00

13 Miles on a hot and humid afternoon. I ran the roughly 9 Miles in 68 mins from my parents' home to the trailhead at Lake Catherine State Park, where I met my brother for 4 Miles of technical trail and a bit of scrambling up a small waterfall.

This was a moderately tough and enjoyable run that included a little bit of everything.

Wesley

Night Sleep Time: 6.50Nap Time: 0.00Total Sleep Time: 6.50
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
4.002.002.001.009.00

Another busy day at work delayed my planned workout, so I ran a speedy 5-miler in 31:30 on TM followed by a short sprint to pick-up my youngest at daycare!

Mile 1: 6:58

Mile 2: 6:49

Mile 3: 6:11

Mile 4: 6:00

Mile 5: 5:42 (.5) - 5:00 range

9 Total Miles including 2 Miles commuting and 2-Mile walk at park.

Wesley

 

 

 

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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
27.002.000.000.0029.00

27 Miles in just under 3:19 on TM; Miles 25 and 26 at 6:40/mile.

29 Total Miles including one-mile commute and one-mile walk with kids, who chose bikes as their preferred method of forward movement.

Wesley

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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
3.000.000.000.003.00

3 Miles walking with the family at Two Rivers Park this morning and the neighborhood park this afternoon.

Wesley

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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
9.000.000.003.0012.00

5X800m Repeats in 2:55, 2:53, 2:46, 2:48, and 2:48 at Scott Field on an 80 degree morning; not as fast as a month ago, but the last three were solid and close to target.

10 Miles for the workout and 12 Total Miles for the day after walking to and from church with my kids.

Wesley

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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
22.004.000.000.0026.00

24 Miles in 2:59 on TM; Miles 21 and 22 at 6:58/mile and 23 and 24 at 6:31/mile.

26 Total Miles including 2 Miles commuting.

Wesley

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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
9.502.004.000.5016.00

14 Miles in just under 96 mins on TM; Miles 7-8 at 6:58/mile and Miles 9-12 at 6:15/mile (LTP); 4 fast striders during Mile 13 followed by one-mile cool-down.

16 Total Miles including 2 Miles commuting.

Wesley

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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
14.005.000.000.0019.00

17 Miles in 2:04:50 on TM; Miles 13-16 at 6:58/mile and Mile 17 at 6:49.

19 Total Miles including 2 Miles commuting.

Wesley

Night Sleep Time: 6.50Nap Time: 0.00Total Sleep Time: 6.50
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
11.004.005.000.0020.00

AM: Impromptu Tempo #2 for the week. After 2-Mile warm-up and Miles 3-6 in 6:58 - 6:44 range, I ran Miles 7-8 at 6:11/mile and Miles 9-11 at 6:00/mile; 11 Total in 72:45.

PM: 8 Miles in 61 mins on TM.

Total: 20 Miles including one-mile commute.

Wesley

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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
17.002.001.000.0020.00

Originally planned to go outside and battle the heat and hills along the cliffs in North Little Rock, but as the afternoon waned, I settled for a tough treadmill workout consisting of the following:

Miles 1-4 at 7:47/mile and 1.0 incline;

Miles 5-8 at 7:47/mile and 2.0 incline;

Miles 9-10 at 7:30/mile and no incline;

Miles 11-13: 2X1.5 Mile Repeats with each Repeat consisting of .5 Mile at 7:30 and 5.0 incline, .5 Mile at 7:30 and no incline, and .5 at 6:31 and -2.0 incline;

Miles 14-16: 2X1.5 Mile Repeats with each Repeat consisting of .5 Mile at 7:30 and 6.0 incline, .5 Mile at 7:30 and no incline, and .5 at 6:22 and -2.0 incline; and

Mile 17 at 6:00 and -2.5 incline (the particular TM on which I was running wouldn't go any faster or further down).

20 Total Miles including 2 Miles commuting and one-mile walk at park after work.

Wesley

 

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2.000.000.000.002.00

2 Miles walking with the family in downtown Little Rock's River Market district.

Wesley

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8.500.000.003.5012.00

4X1200m Repeats in 4:25, 4:15, 4:15, and 4:25 at Scott Field on a very hot morning; 4 striders to stretch out during cook-down in way home.

10 Miles in 71:50 for the workout and 12 Total Miles for the day including 2 Miles walking with kids to and from church.

Wesley

 

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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
10.007.000.000.0017.00

15 Miles in 1:45 on TM; Miles 9-10 at 6:58, 11-12 at 6:31, and 13-15 at 6:18.

17 Miles including 2 Miles commuting.

Wesley

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2.005.002.003.0012.00

10-Mile progressive run in 62:30 on TM.

Splits: 6:58, 6:49, 6:40, 6:31, 6:18, 6:07, 6:00, 5:52, 5:39, and 5:27.

12 Total Miles including 2 Miles commuting.

Wesley

 

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