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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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Miles:This week: 0.00 Month: 0.00 Year: 1801.00
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
246.5043.009.003.50302.00
Night Sleep Time: 132.00Nap Time: 0.00Total Sleep Time: 132.00
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 commuting.

Wesley

Night Sleep Time: 7.00Nap Time: 0.00Total Sleep Time: 7.00
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Race: Arkansas Traveler 100 (100 Miles) 15:36:33, Place overall: 1, Place in age division: 1
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
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25th annual Arkansas Traveller 100, which was the 9th 100-miler when it was first run back in 1991. This is a race with a rich history in the ultra community, and after finishing second in 2013 and first in 2014, I was back for my third year in a row with my sights on a course record.

On a perfect, early autumn day in the Ouachita National Forest, I repeated as winner and set a new course record by 53 seconds.

15:36:33.

I ran alone in the lead through Mile 35, where I was passed by Hal Koerner. I continued running alone, in second, through Mile 69, where I chased down Hal to reclaim the lead that I never relinquished. After making up 16 minutes on Hal along the rolling Forest Service Road hills between the turnaround at Mile 58 and the Powerline Aid Station at Mile 68, I pounced on the opportunity to surge ahead.

With a renewed confidence, I knew I still had an outside chance at the CR. I pushed through the Lake Winona Aid Station at Mile 84, having expanded my lead on the field, and I grabbed my headlamp for the final push in the dark. Digging deep, I gave everything that I had and hoped for the best.

"Stay present, stay focused, and do my best."

I flew down the hill from Mile 97.5, with only 19 minutes left, and accelerated into sub-7:00 pace for the final mile on the paved Hwy. 324.

It was a thrilling achievement after multiple years of high mileage and hard training. I was so fortunate to have my wife, Diana, with me all day. She probably never thought she'd become an expert crew chief when she married me, but without her, this day would not have been possible.

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
10.000.000.000.0010.00

8 Miles on TM; 5 Miles walking at 2.0 incline and 3 Miles at 8:00 pace.

10 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
8.000.000.000.008.00

4 Miles in 30 mins on TM.

8 Total Miles, including 4 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
11.001.000.000.0012.00

9 Miles in 69 mins on TM.

12 Total Miles including 3 Miles walking/commuting.

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
3.007.000.000.0010.00

7 Miles in 47 mins on TM; Miles 1-5 at 6:49/mile and 6-7 at 6:27/mile.

10 Total Miles including 3 Miles commuting/walking.

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
8.000.000.000.008.00

7 Miles in 55 mins on TM.

8 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
1.005.001.000.007.00

6 Miles in 39:30 on TM.

7 Total Miles including one-mile commute.

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
9.004.000.000.0013.00

10 Miles in 72 mins on TM.

13 Miles including 3 Miles commuting/walking.

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
2.000.002.001.005.00

With meetings all morning and afternoon travel plans, I found only half an hour to run on the TM; 3 Miles in 18 mins (6:11, 6:00, and 5:49).

5 Total Miles including 2 Miles commuting/walking.

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
8.003.000.000.0011.00

8 Miles in 57:20 on TM set to 1.0 incline.

11 Total Miles including 3 Miles walking around National Mall in D.C.

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
8.500.000.000.509.00

7 Miles in 55 mins on TM; 4 striders.

9 Total Miles including 2 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
11.500.000.000.5012.00

9 Miles in 67 mins on TM; 4 striders.

12 Total Miles including 2 Miles commuting and one-mile walk at park.

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
9.004.000.000.0013.00

12 Miles in 88 mins on TM.

13 Total Miles including one-mile commute.

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
10.500.000.000.5011.00

9 Miles in 65:35 on TM; 4 striders.

11 Total Miles including one-mile commute and one-mile walk at park.

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
14.000.000.001.0015.00

14 Miles in 1:47 on TM; 8 striders.

15 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
4.008.000.000.0012.00

10 Miles in 69 mins on TM.

12 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
2.002.003.000.007.00

5 Miles in 31:50 on TM; Miles 3-5 at 6:15/mile (LTP).

7 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
1.007.000.000.008.00

7 Miles fastish along the River Trail in a rejuvenating rain shower. This was my first outside run since the Arkansas Traveller 100 over three weeks ago. 

8 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
11.002.003.000.0016.00

AM: 5 Miles in 32 mins on TM set to 1.0 incline; 2 Miles at 6:40, 2 Miles at 6:18, and 1 Mile at 6:11.

PM: 8 Miles in 62 mins on TM.

Total: 16 Miles including 3 Miles walking/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
7.000.000.000.007.00

6 Miles at park behind my house on a nice afternoon.

7 Total Miles including one-mile commute.

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
246.5043.009.003.50302.00
Night Sleep Time: 132.00Nap Time: 0.00Total Sleep Time: 132.00
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