Wesley Hunt

Little Rock Catholic High School Rocket 5K

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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: 76.00 Month: 332.00 Year: 1385.00
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
2.7538.500.008.8550.10
Night Sleep Time: 32.00Nap Time: 6.00Total Sleep Time: 38.00
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
0.0022.250.000.0022.25

22.25 Miles at 7:03/mile on a warm, humid morning in the mid-70s.  Made five, four-mile loops through the flatter parts of my neighborhood (which are still relatively hilly), and ended the run with a detour up a very steep incline from 20.5 - 21.5.  This took a lot out of me (which was the idea), but generally, I ran strong today.  And I feel pretty good about where I am three weeks out from the Country Music Marathon in Nashville, Tennessee.  

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
1.254.000.003.258.50

With 5K races on my calendar for the next two Saturdays, April 16 and April 23, I headed out to a local high school track over lunch to get in another speed workout in my Saucony Grid Type A4s.  And with gorgeous weather and minimal wind, I had a nice workout, which included: 

2 Miles at 6:40/mile inlcluding two 100m striders;

2 2400m repeats at 8:29 and 8:45, respectively, with 800m slow jog after repeats;

2 Miles at 6:36/mile including two 100m striders;

400m in 1:22; and

400m slog jog to cool down.

8.5 total miles. 

Wesley

Night Sleep Time: 0.00Nap Time: 6.00Total Sleep Time: 6.00
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4.25 Miles in 28:41 (6:45), including 4 striders, on the kind of afternoon that made you thankful to be alive.  Read my crazy son a couple of stories before bed and spent a pleasant evening with my beautiful wife, Isabel.  

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
0.506.000.001.758.25

On the road by 4:00 am this morning with a busy day ahead of me...

Perfect conditions, 55 degrees and no wind, for a smooth 8.25 miles, including:  

5 Miles at 6:57/mile;

3X0.5 Mile Repeats at 2:50/repeat w/ 0.25 easy jog between repeats;

1 Mile at 6:57; and

0.25 Mile at 1:25.  

I very much enjoyed myself this morning, and I'm looking forward to a scheduled day off tomorrow before my first 5K of 2011 on Saturday.  

Wesley 

Night Sleep Time: 5.00Nap Time: 0.00Total Sleep Time: 5.00
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1.000.000.000.751.75

Pre-race, short run that included an easy mile and 0.75 miles at 5K Race Pace (6:00)

My goal tomorrow is to run a sub-19:00 PR in the Little Rock Catholic High School Rocket 5K, but after driving the course, which weaves through a very hilly neighborhood behind the school, it's going to be challenging.  But that's not a bad thing.  I'm still looking foward to getting back out there and competing. 

Wesley

Night Sleep Time: 7.00Nap Time: 0.00Total Sleep Time: 7.00
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Race: Little Rock Catholic High School Rocket 5K (3.1 Miles) 00:18:34, Place overall: 4, Place in age division: 3
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
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After a nice warm-up, 2 Miles at 7:00/mile with a couple of 5K Race Pace striders, over 300 runners (including a ton of high schoolers) hit the course on a cool, breezy morning.  As expected, the hilly course was challenging, and when I looked down at my Garmin at Mile 1 and saw a 5:18, I knew I was going to pay for it later in the race.  

As the course turned predominantly uphill at the half-way point, and then flat during the latter half of Mile 3, I held up pretty well and ran strong.  Unfortunately, a quarter-mile steep, uphill finish prevented any possibility of a kick (which I think I had in me).  

In the end, I hit my target of sub-19:00, set a PR, and gained some confidence.  Under good conditions, I'll have a puncher's chance at 18:00 next week in my hometown 5K race, the Fordyce on the Cotton Belt 5K, in Fordyce, Arkansas (pop. 4,500).  

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
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Night Sleep Time: 32.00Nap Time: 6.00Total Sleep Time: 38.00
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