Wesley Hunt

New York City Marathon

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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
Race: New York City Marathon (26.22 Miles) 02:53:59, Place overall: 609, Place in age division: 149
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
2.7826.220.000.0029.00

Since I ran my last road marathon in March 2016 (my last road race of any distance), I've had bilateral inguinal hernia surgery (May 2016) and ran three 100-Mile ultras (October 2016, July 2016, and October 2017)...but it's good to be back! And now maybe Rob Murphy, Jeff, and other FRB'rs I met at Boston back in 2012 will comment on my race!! In all seriousness, these guys have continued to be supportive, and over the years, they've provided encouragement and tips as well.

On to the race. It's funny actually. Because I wasn't sure what splits I should target, I settled on 6:40/mile because it provided for easy 3- and 6-mile split calculations. So I'm pleased with my 6:39/mile average and relatively consistent pacing.  

I stayed near JFK and got up at 2 am, so it was a long day. But the cloudy and misty weather provided cool temps for a good time running.

Thanks to my wife Diana for staying home and watching Evan while I wondered around NYC trying to master the public transportation system for two days. As always, I couldn't do any of this without her love and support.

Wesley

Night Sleep Time: 5.00Nap Time: 0.00Total Sleep Time: 5.00
Comments
From Donald Davis on Mon, Nov 06, 2017 at 20:29:40 from 96.18.226.22

That is an impressive set of recent races, Wes. You have recovered very well from your surgery, and did great in the NYC marathon. Keep up the good work!

From Jason D on Mon, Nov 06, 2017 at 21:38:17 from 73.144.91.168

Well done, Wesley. The unfortunate thing about race reports for ultra runners is they get buried!

If you ever got the desire you would easily crush that marathon PR considering you ran what, 2:48, off of ultra training?

I enjoy reading your blog. Don't go anywhere.

From Wesley Hunt on Tue, Nov 07, 2017 at 07:10:44 from 70.215.136.38

Thank you, guys. I flew into NYC Friday night and back to Little Rock Sunday afternoon...it was a blur, but a great experience nonetheless.

Jason- I'm not going anywhere, and, btw, my wife is from metro Detroit!

From Bret on Tue, Nov 07, 2017 at 07:26:03 from 107.77.104.112

Well done Wesley - nice race.

From jtshad on Tue, Nov 07, 2017 at 13:06:40 from 141.221.191.225

Great job (welcome to a road race again you mileage monster).

Hope you had fun...I always check out your blog, I am just amazed at your mileage, consistency...and blown away by your treadmill miles. Not sure what to say when I see your posts. Great race!

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