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Arkansas Traveller 100

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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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Miles:This week: 25.00 Month: 126.00 Year: 3900.00
Race: Arkansas Traveller 100 (100 Miles) 16:53:55, Place overall: 1, Place in age division: 1
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
100.000.000.000.00100.00

The 2017 Arkansas Traveller 100, or "AT100," is one of the most historic 100 milers in North America. With an old school feel, wonderful volunteers and aid stations, and a beautiful and runnable course through the Ouachita National Forrest, it offers a great experience for everyone.

This year's AT100, my fifth consecutive, was challenging psychologically and emotionally. I learned a lot about myself while thinking a lot about my family and priorities. Physically, I felt pretty damn good. In fact, about the only thing that didn't affect me was the 90 degree heat and humidity. I'm a kid from southern Arkansas and thrive in those conditions.

I finished in 16:53:55, the eighth fastest time in the AT100's 27-year life. I was a little over an hour off my 2015 course record, but I'm content with my effort. I ran an honest race and became the first person to finish first overall in four AT100s.

No crew or pacer this year, but lots of loved ones, including my beautiful kids, were there in spirit.

 

Night Sleep Time: 7.00Nap Time: 0.00Total Sleep Time: 7.00
Comments
From Donald Davis on Sat, Oct 14, 2017 at 13:01:09 from 96.18.226.22

Awesome job, Wes. As a shorter-distance runner (relatively) I really enjoy reading your excitement about these longer races. Maybe I will transition to that after I improve some more in my marathon times.

From Jason D on Sat, Oct 14, 2017 at 13:09:38 from 73.144.91.168

Great race, Wesley. I always enjoy watching your epic buildups to these races. Best wishes to you.

From Rob Murphy on Sat, Oct 14, 2017 at 13:13:06 from 67.166.78.47

You must be a legend in those parts by now! Congrats on your grit, determination, and another win.

From jtshad on Tue, Nov 07, 2017 at 13:07:45 from 141.221.191.225

Congrats on another win (ok, so I missed this one...sorry).

Awesome job!

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