Wesley Hunt

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Location:

Arvada,CO,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
3.5041.253.005.2553.00
Night Sleep Time: 29.50Nap Time: 0.00Total Sleep Time: 29.50
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
0.0020.000.000.0020.00

20 Miles on an absolutely gorgeous, albeit warm and brutally windy, day of 82 degrees in Little Rock.  I ran a 7:14/mile pace, but that doesn't tell the whole story...

After months of cool-weather running, today was a wake up call.  After 15 miles at sub-7:00, I was spent, and the 10 ounces of gatorade in my hand-held was all dried up by Mile 16.  Lucky for me, the Little Rock/North Little Rock River Trail on which I was running has water fountains, and I was fortunate to hit one at Mile 17.  

Overall, it was a good day.  The wind was a pace-breaker, and I was not prepared for how my body reacted to the warmer weather, but all things considered, I ran pretty strong.  

And then I had to mow the yard!!!

Wesley 

Night Sleep Time: 7.00Nap Time: 0.00Total Sleep Time: 7.00
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Descent tempo run on treadmill today, but I was feeling particularly low on energy, and a bit of fatigue carried over from a tough 20 miler over the weekend.  With the unnecessary whining out of the way, here are today's splits.   

3 Miles at 6:58/mile;

3 Miles at 6:18/mile;

1 Mile at 6:40/mile; and

2 Miles Easy. 

9 total miles, but again, I was a little disappointed after feeling compelled to ramp down the pace on the final two miles, which I had originally intended to run closer to my marathon race pace.  

My plan is to get a couple of good nights of sleep and bounce back with some solid training runs during the latter part of this week.  I'm running 5Ks on back-to-back weekends this month, and I'm looking forward to hitting the track for some speed work on Thursday or Friday.   

Wesley 

Night Sleep Time: 5.00Nap Time: 0.00Total Sleep Time: 5.00
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4 Miles at 7:13/mile, including 5 striders during Mile 5, on treadmill. 

Wesley

Night Sleep Time: 6.00Nap Time: 0.00Total Sleep Time: 6.00
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6 Miles at 6:58/mile and 6 Miles at 6:40/mile for 12 Miles at slow and fast Marathon Pace, respectively; quarter mile easy jog to cool down. 

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
1.251.000.005.257.50

I had the day off today, and I took advantage of the 90 degree heat this afternoon with some mile repeats at a local high school near my home.  I wanted to run 5 repeats at 5:50, but after a 12-mile progressive run yesterday, there wasn't much spring in my legs.  I ended up running the following splits, wit a quarter mile slow jog between repeats:  

Mile Repeat 1:  5:44

Mile Repeat 2:  5:57

Mile Repeat 3:  5:57

Mile Repeat 4:  5:56

Mile Repeat 5:  6:02

Did I mention it was 90 degrees and breezy?  But I was still disappointed, particularly given the extra rest I was afforded between repeats 3 and 4 due to a unfortunate, but necessary, bio break.  6:02???  Given how hard I worked for it, I should be okay with the result, but I can't help but think that Quenton Cassidy would next have let something like this happen, and his repeats would have been at 4:30.

Today's saving grace was the Saucony Grid Type 4A kicks I was wearing for the first time.  They felt light and comfortable, and I think they'll be perfect for the upcoming 5Ks I'm scheduled to run the next two weekends.  More importantly, they didn't hurt my feet, which are conditioned to quiet a bit more support with the Brooks Adrenaline GTS 11 trainers that I wear for virtually all of my runs.   

Looking forward to a scheduled day off tomorrow.  

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
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Night Sleep Time: 29.50Nap Time: 0.00Total Sleep Time: 29.50
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