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Arkansas Traveler 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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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
279.0021.000.004.00304.00
Night Sleep Time: 134.50Nap Time: 0.00Total Sleep Time: 134.50
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
12.000.000.000.0012.00

8 Miles in 64 mins on TM.

12 Total Miles including 2 Miles of walking/jogging with Diana at park and 2 Miles of commuting.

Wesley

Night Sleep Time: 7.50Nap Time: 0.00Total Sleep Time: 7.50
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Race: Arkansas Traveler 100 (100 Miles) 15:59:12, Place overall: 1, Place in age division: 1
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
100.000.000.000.00100.00

 

Beautiful day for the 24th running of the Arkansas Traveler 100 in the Ouachita National Forest.

6:00 am start at 48 degrees; peaking around 71 degrees in the afternoon; comfortable, early fall breeze all day long.

Miles 1 - 60 at 9:00/mile; Miles 61 - 100 at 10:00/mile.

17 GU Roctane Gels; 6 bags of GU Chomps; 13 20 oz. Gatorades; 3 peanut butter-and-honey sandwiches.

Ran alone from start to Mile 83.9 (Lake Winona) where I picked up my brother, Luke, as a pacer for the only stretch of night running. Running as much of the race as possible in daylight was part of my race strategy, and, in fact, I didn't even carry a flashlight/headlamp as an incentive to push hard for the 16-mile stretch between crew locations from Mile 68 (Powerline inbound) to Mile 83.9 (Lake Winona).

Third fastest time in race history, 22 minutes off course record.

Stayed clean (no falls) and kept my wits.

Stayed present, focused, and did my best, just as I had committed to do when talking to my son, Max, the night before the race. He believed in me. My wife, Diana, believed in and supported me throughout the process. 

The efficiency and effectiveness of my two-man crew (my father, Mark, and Luke) was the envy of other runners. We crushed it, and there's no way sub-16 would have even been in the discussion without a near professional operation (approximately 7 minutes in 5 crew locations/aid stations).

My Granddad, who passed away Friday morning, was watching over me.

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
2.000.000.000.002.00

2-Mile walk/jog with Diana in 30 mins on a beautiful morning at my parents' land.

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
6.000.000.000.006.00

5 Miles in 50+ mins around the paved loop at my neighborhood park. Glad my legs are working (sort of)...

6 Total Miles including one-mile commute.

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
12.000.000.000.0012.00

10 Miles of proper running in 79 mins on hotel TM in New Orleans; short swim and hot tub after, all before my 8:30 am meeting began.

12 Total Miles including 2 Miles of commuting.

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

6 Miles in 48 mins on TM.

8 Total Miles including 2 Miles of commuting.

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
2.000.000.000.002.00

2 Miles of jogging/walking in 30 mins with Diana at the park on a cool afternoon.

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
2.000.000.000.002.00

2-Mile walk/jog with Diana in 30 minutes on a cool, overcast morning.

Wesley

Night Sleep Time: 0.00Nap Time: 0.00Total Sleep Time: 0.00
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
8.001.000.000.009.00

7 Miles in 54 mins on TM; Mile 7 at 6:58 (was not my best decision ever).

9 Total Miles including 2 Miles of 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
14.000.000.000.0014.00

10 Miles in 80 mins on TM; I needed this workout badly, and it was the best I've felt since AT100.

14 Total Miles including 4 Miles of commuting Tuesday through today.

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
17.000.000.000.0017.00

AM: 11 Miles in 91 mins on a perfect morning, 60 degrees, in Little Rock; ran to Scott Field where I met Dave for some relaxed, easy miles on a forgiving surface.

PM: 4 Miles around the soccer fields at Murray Park during the first part of Max's skills training; nice afternoon.

Total: 17 Miles including 2 Miles of commuting.

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
16.000.000.000.0016.00

12 Miles in 95 mins on TM.

15 Total Miles including 3 Miles of commuting and my family's one-mile walk to and from church yesterday.

Pretty cool, and unexpected, coverage of my AT100 victory at the link below (including a nice write-up and podcast interview):

http://endurancebuzz.com/

Dave Hanenburg does a great job with this regional, endurance-running website.

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
5.002.000.000.007.00

6 Miles in 44 mins on TM; 8:00 - 6:31 pace (Miles 5 and 6 at MP).

7 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
12.001.000.000.0013.00

12 Miles on TM in 94 mins; Mile 12 at 6:53.

13 Total Miles including one-mile commute.

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
6.006.000.000.0012.00

10 untimed Miles with Dave on a cool, cloudy day along the River Trail; started at noon from our office building and ran out west and back east, pushing a pretty descent pace for the majority of the run.

12 Total Miles including 2 Miles of 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
11.000.000.001.0012.00

8 Miles in 60:40 on TM; 8 striders.

12 Total Miles including 2 Miles of commuting and 2-Mile walk during Max's soccer skills practice.

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
4.006.000.000.0010.00

6 Miles in 41 mins on TM.

10 Total Miles including 2 Miles commuting and 2-Mile walk/jog at the park with Diana.

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
13.002.000.000.0015.00

13 Miles in 1:40 on TM; Miles 12 and 13 at 6:58/mile.

15 Total Miles including 2 Miles commuting.

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
12.001.000.000.0013.00

11 Miles in 85 mins on TM; Mile 11 at 6:58.

13 Total Miles including 2 Miles of 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
9.002.000.000.0011.00

8 Miles in 59 mins on TM; Miles 7 and 8 at 6:58/mile.

11 Total Miles including 3 Miles commuting.

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
8.000.000.003.0011.00

10 Miles on a beautiful afternoon in Little Rock.

Ran to Scott Field where I met Dave for 6X400m Repeats at approximately 90 secs/repeat; ran 2X1200 Repeats at similar pace before running home easy.

11 Total Miles including one-mile commute.

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
279.0021.000.004.00304.00
Night Sleep Time: 134.50Nap Time: 0.00Total Sleep Time: 134.50
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