Wesley Hunt

Little Rock 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: 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
43.7826.220.000.0070.00
Night Sleep Time: 32.00Nap Time: 0.00Total Sleep Time: 32.00
Race: Little Rock Marathon (26.22 Miles) 02:49:06, Place overall: 4, Place in age division: 2
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
2.7826.220.000.0029.00

Yesterday afternoon, two hours before the expo closed, I registered for one of the few remaining spots in the Little Rock Marathon.

This was my first marathon and first road race (other than a couple company-sponsored 5Ks) since the 2013 Boston Marathon.

On a beautiful morning near 45 degrees at the start, I ran comfortably and consistently, averaging a 6:17 pace through the half and a 6:27 pace for the entire race. Miles 21-24 back toward downtown were into a pretty strong headwind along the Arkansas River, and my pace was affected.

I really enjoyed myself out there today...no pressure and no expectations...it was fun. And fun is exactly what I needed. Despite being only three weeks removed from my ninth place finish at the Black Canyons 100K, I'm really glad I made the decision to run today. Maybe it was Max's strong finish at the Kids Marathon yesterday that inspired me!

Finally, I have to thank my wife, Diana, who supported my crazy notion to run today's race on a whim. It was awesome to see her and my youngest, Evan, just past Mile 15 at the highest point on the course (and only 1.5 Miles from our house).

Wesley

 

Night Sleep Time: 6.50Nap Time: 0.00Total Sleep Time: 6.50
Comments(7)
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
10.000.000.000.0010.00

8 Miles on TM; 4 Miles walking at 2.0 incline and 4 Easy Miles in 32 mins.

10 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
9.000.000.000.009.00

8 Miles in an hour on TM;

9 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
15.000.000.000.0015.00

AM: 8 Miles on TM.

PM: 5 Miles on TM; 2 Miles walking at 2.0 incline and 3 Miles of easy running.

Total: 15 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
7.000.000.000.007.00

6 Miles in 45 mins on TM.

7 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
43.7826.220.000.0070.00
Night Sleep Time: 32.00Nap Time: 0.00Total Sleep Time: 32.00
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