Wesley Hunt

August 2011

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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: 1st Place; October 7, 2017

Arkansas Traveller 100: 1st Place; October 1, 2016

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

2017 New York City Marathon: 2:53:59; November 5, 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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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
122.00102.009.006.00239.00
Night Sleep Time: 169.00Nap Time: 0.00Total Sleep Time: 169.00
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
0.507.002.000.5010.00

10 Mile MP/Tempo Run on treadmill set to 1.0 incline, including: 

4 Miles at 6:58/mile;

1 Mile at 6:40;

1 Mile at 6:31;

1 Mile at 6:22;

2 Miles at 6:58/mile;

0.5 Mile at 6:00; and

0.5 Mile Easy to cool-down.

Ran strong and felt good today.

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
0.009.500.000.009.50

The treamill I used today (my usual and preferred Matrix treadmill was covered up) was really cranky and I couldn't get it off a -3.0 decline.  Because I only had an hour, and every other freaking treadmill was being used, I simply hammered out 9.5 Miles progressing from a 6:30 pace (2 Miles) to a 6:15 pace (2 Miles) to a 6:00 pace (5.5 Miles).  If I had had time, I would have kept going, because the dowhill treadmill running suited me just fine.  I powered through the miles with only a single, short bio/water break after Mile 4. 

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
5.000.000.000.005.00

5 Miles Easy while pushing my son and daughter in the 2-seater, "BOB" stroller.  Stopped for a few minutes around Mile 3 to feed the ducks (and fish) at a pond in our neighborhood.

Despite the 7:30 pm start, it was still well over 90 degrees.  As such, today's run was a little tougher than I expected or wanted, but the kids and I had a blast.

Good times after a long day at work.  It's so refreshing to see my kids smile and enjoy the simple things in life.  

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
4.004.000.000.008.00

8 Miles on treadmill set to 1.0, including the following: 

4 Miles at 7:30/mile

2 Miles at 6:58/mile; and

2 Miles at 6:40/mile.   

Felt good today.  

Wesley 

Night Sleep Time: 6.00Nap Time: 0.00Total Sleep Time: 6.00
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0.008.000.000.008.00

After a Paul Dean Buffet (think grease), a couple hours of very conservative card-playing at the Casino, and about as much sleep as could be expected for a quick, one-night guy trip to Tunica, Mississippi, I hit an old highway in the Mississippi Delta for 8 Miles at 7:04/mile.  I worked four moderate to fast striders into the latter half of the run; also swam a few laps in the hotel pool to cool-down after the run.  

Fun night with my friends.  Good run in God's Country.  

Wesley 

Night Sleep Time: 3.00Nap Time: 0.00Total Sleep Time: 3.00
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
7.000.000.000.007.00

My afternoon plans for a long, hot run were cut short when, out of nowhere, a thunderstorm rolled through and settled over West Little Rock for the better part of 2 hours.  I ended up running right at 7 Miles at 7:34/mile, an easy pace, but pretty tough given the 100+ degree heat and stiff humidity.  And goodness knows I finished fast after seeing that first streak of lightning, which was much too close for comfort.  

Taking advantage of the afternoon with my kids.  We're heading to the "Jump Zone" shortly.  I love the place.  

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
6.007.000.000.0013.00

13 Miles on the treamill set to 1.0, including the following: 

4 Miles at 7:30/mile (warm-up);

4 Miles at 7:13/mile;

3 Miles at 6:58/mile; and

2 Miles at 7:45/mile (cool-down), including two striders. 

Legs pretty fatigued today; looking forward to either a day-off or a VERY easy run tomorrow. 

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
4.500.000.000.004.50

4.5 Miles Easy on the treadmill; enjoyed SportsCenter on a much-needed rest day.  

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
2.004.003.000.009.00

9 Miles on treadmill, including the following: 

2 Miles at 7:13/mile;

2 Miles at 6:58/mile;

3 Miles at 6:31/mile; and

2 Miles Easy to cool down. 

Terrible gastrointestinal issues today; my kids have a bug, so I'm thinking I could have picked something up from them.  To that end, I felt a little fatigued after getting up a couple of times with my daughter, Sophie, who has been battling her own tummy issues for a couple of days.  More generally, however, it's hard to argue that I need to take a look at my diet and fueling as I begin building up my mileage for another round of training.   

Wesley 

Night Sleep Time: 5.50Nap Time: 0.00Total Sleep Time: 5.50
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
1.505.000.000.006.50

6.5 Miles on treadmill set to 1.0 incline.  Today's short run included the following: 

2 Miles at 7:13/mile;

3 Miles at 6:58/mile; and

1.5 Miles Easy to cool-down.

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
0.508.000.000.008.50

8 Mile out-and-back loop on Hwy. 171 near my parents' home between Malvern and Hot Springs, Arkansas.  And what a beutiful morning!  After thunderstorms and showers throughout the week, the temperature was hovering around 75 degrees when I started my run at 8:00 am (slept in and ate with breakfast with my kids).  And it was just the boost I needed.  Consider my splits below:  

0.25 Mile warm-up;

2 Miles at 7:15/mile;

2 Miles at 6:35/mile (gradual downhill);

2 Miles at 6:55/mile (gradual uphill);

2 Miles at 6:35/mile; and

0.25 Mile cool down.

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
6.500.000.000.006.50

6.5 Miles with my Dad on Hwy. 171 near my parents' home between Malvern and Hot Springs, Arkansas.  Nice, mid-day run (extremely unusual for my Dad to run this late in the day); despite the humidity, the light rain and cloud coverage held the temperature down to a manageable level.   

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
12.503.000.000.0015.50

Tough goings today.  After catching my kids' stomach virus and spending most of Sunday afternoon in bed, I ended up taking yesterday off (except for mowing the yard very slowly late Sunday).  I was feeling good enough to go to work today, but my energy level is still pretty low.  But if I can go to work, I sure as hell can run, right? 

So I clogged away for 12.5 Miles on the treadmill, running Mile 11 and Mile 12 at a 7:13 pace.  After a half-mile cool down, and a few minutes in the sauna, I took another shot and ran another 3 Miles, basically to the point of diminishing returns.  I ran Mile 3 of the second run in 7:13 as well. 

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
0.0010.001.000.5011.50

am:  8 Miles at 6:51/mile on a nice, "cool" morning of 70 degrees in my West Little Rock neighborhood.  Bounced back nicely after a day off on Sunday and a grinder yesterday.  

pm:  3.5 Mile Progressive Run on treadmill at 6:58 (M1), 6:40 (M2), 6:18 (M3), 5:56 (.25), and 4:49 (.25); in leadership training all day today, and the class happens to be taking place on the same floor of my gym (good break for me)...so despite the brief 45-minute break for lunch, I was able to work in this nice, short run; felt a little better than expected given that I don't usually run doubles.  

Total:  11.5 Miles, all at MP or below.    

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
8.000.000.000.008.00

8 Miles Easy on a mild, humid morning of 75 degrees in my West Little Rock neighborhood.  

Felt a little fatigued after yesterday's double, but today needed to be easy anyway.  

Wesley 

Night Sleep Time: 6.00Nap Time: 0.00Total Sleep Time: 6.00
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2.000.000.003.005.00

1 Mile Easy followed by 3 Miles at 6:10/mile and another easy mile to cool down.  

Hot and humid, late afternoon run, but my legs held up pretty well when I pushed pretty hard during the third mile at a fast tempo pace.  

Wesley 

Night Sleep Time: 5.50Nap Time: 0.00Total Sleep Time: 5.50
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
2.003.000.000.005.00

5 Miles in 35:00 on a warm, humid evening in my West Little Rock neighborhood; pretty good effort on Miles 2, 3, and 4 (6:58/mile) considering lack of rest this week, heat, etc.  

Wesley 

Night Sleep Time: 4.00Nap Time: 0.00Total Sleep Time: 4.00
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6.005.000.000.0011.00

7.25 Miles around West Little Rock, breaking at Baptist Medical Center to visit my grandfather for a few minutes, before returning home via the more direct route of 3.75 Miles; 11 Miles Total in 95 degree heat, high humidity, with a heat index knocking on triple digits. 

First 5 Miles right at 7:00/mile, but then I backed it down.  I know my limitations.  

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
11.000.000.000.0011.00

11 Miles in 83:00 on the treamill set to 1.0.  Dealing with some chest congestion and drainage issues. 

Wesley

Night Sleep Time: 5.50Nap Time: 0.00Total Sleep Time: 5.50
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
2.502.003.000.007.50

15 minute warm-up (2 Miles) followed by a 3-Mile Tempo Run at 6:18/mile and 2 Miles at 7:13/mile, which is on the top end of my marathon race pace.  Half-mile cool down to round out the workout.  

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
8.004.000.000.0012.00

am:  6 Miles Easy in my West Little Rock neighborhood on a warm, humid morning.  

pm:  2 Miles Easy followed by 4 Miles at 6:58/mile on treadmill set to 1.0.

Total:  12 Miles.   

Wesley  

Night Sleep Time: 5.00Nap Time: 0.00Total Sleep Time: 5.00
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
6.006.000.002.0014.00

am:  2 Miles Easy followed by 4 Miles at 6:50/mile on a slightly cooler and less humid morning after a front blew through Little Rock yesterday.   

pm:  2 Miles Easy followed by 4X.5 Mile Repeats at 3:00/repeat (6:00 pace); quarter mile rest after each repeat; 2 Miles at 6:58/mile and 1 Mile Easy to cool down. 

Total:  14 Miles

Wesley

Night Sleep Time: 5.00Nap Time: 0.00Total Sleep Time: 5.00
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6.5 Miles at 6:39/mile on a warm day of 86 degrees along Highway 171 near my parents' home between Malvern and Hot Springs, Arkansas.  Originally setting out for an easy to moderate run, I ran comfortably at my marathon race pace and saw no reason to back it down.  I had more spring than expected after yesterday's double (14 total miles).  It was refreshing after some so-so days lately.   

Wesley 

Night Sleep Time: 5.00Nap Time: 0.00Total Sleep Time: 5.00
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
6.506.000.000.0012.50

12.5 Miles on a beautiful morning of 67 degrees on Highway 171 near my parents' home between Malvern and Hot Springs, Arkansas; first 6 Miles with Dad at 7:28/mile; latter 6 Miles at 7:02/mile; ran final, downhill mile at 6:00 to finish strong.  

Wesley 

Night Sleep Time: 8.50Nap Time: 0.00Total Sleep Time: 8.50
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
3.001.000.000.004.00

3 Miles Easy followed by 1 Mile at 6:50 on a hot afternoon in my West Little Rock neighborhood; scheduled to take the day off but I got restless while my kids were napping.  

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
3.003.000.000.006.00

3 Miles Easy followed by 3 Miles at 6:40/mile on treadmill set to 1.0; 6 Miles Total. 

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
6.000.000.000.006.00

6 Miles in my West Little Rock neighborhood on a clear, beautiful morning.  

Reducing mileage and intensity this week to give my legs a little extra rest; plan to start 11-week training for White River Marathon (Cotter, Arkansas, Nov. 19) on Saturday.

Wesley 

Night Sleep Time: 5.00Nap Time: 0.00Total Sleep Time: 5.00
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
8.000.000.000.008.00

8 Miles Easy in 60:00 on treadmill set to 1.0 incline.  

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
122.00102.009.006.00239.00
Night Sleep Time: 169.00Nap Time: 0.00Total Sleep Time: 169.00
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