Wesley Hunt

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Member Since:

Oct 19, 2010

Gender:

Male

Goal Type:

Other

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

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

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Miles:This week: 7.00 Month: 32.00 Year: 237.00
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
58.0011.500.000.5070.00
Night Sleep Time: 31.00Nap Time: 0.00Total Sleep Time: 31.00
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
12.000.000.000.0012.00

12 Miles in 1:49 with my co-worker and fellow FRB'r, Dave, on a hot, hot, hot Monday in Little Rock.  We're looking at triple digit heat with a 110 Heat Index today.  And people actually question why Dave, Kevin, and I get up so early?  Self preservation. 

I have discovered my true love--a love that may have existed before I was even aware of it:  heavy, consistent mileage, growing stronger each mile (and each day).  And I was surprised by joy, if you will.  I've always embraced the discipline necessary to be a committed distance runner, but the passion was and is missing at the shorter distances.  Even the shorter training runs...but the rhythm, energy, and spiritual connection I feel when going long...makes me strong.  And gives me peace.

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
10.504.000.000.0014.50

am:  2 Easy Miles followed by 4 Miles in 26:30 (MP) on treadmill set to 1.0 incline.  Not a lot of time this morning with a hearing scheduled at 9:30 am, but I had a lot of spring in my legs.  Ran light and free, and MP felt easier than it had in weeks.  Lots of clarity...running and otherwise.

pm:  8.5 Miles in 1:07, between 8:00 and 7:41 pace. 

Total:  14.5 Total Miles. 

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
6.003.500.000.5010.00

am:  Heaven is for real...61 degrees and cool in lovely Little Rock, Arkansas. Unfortunately, because I forgot to reset my phone alarm for 4:30 am rather than 5:00 am (when I got up), I only was able to get in 7 Miles before showering and running to an 8:00 am meeting (I generally do not count "running" to meetings toward my mileage). I had told Dave to go ahead and get started at 5:30, and I started around 6:15 and ran pretty quickly to the 3.5 mile mark on the River Trail; turned around and ran the final 3.5 Miles of Dave's 11 miler.

pm:  3 Miles in 22:00, including 4X200m striders at sub-6:00 pace. 

Wesley 

Night Sleep Time: 4.00Nap Time: 0.00Total Sleep Time: 4.00
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
7.004.000.000.0011.00

11 Miles along the River Trail on a morning creeping toward the mid-80s by the end of the run at 7:15 am.  Forecast calls for 105 today!  Ran the first six miles and last mile with my buddy, Dave.  Of course, I had planned to run the entire eleven-miler with Dave, but at Mile 6, I remembered leaving my keys in the bathroom at the tornaround, so I had to back-track a quarter of mile.  I then amped it up a little in an attemp to catch Dave, who continued running after I insisted.  I didn't catch him ubtil we hit the Broadway Bridge, just under a mile from our office.

I continue to be so impressed with Dave's committment and dedication to his craft.

Wesley 

Night Sleep Time: 4.50Nap Time: 0.00Total Sleep Time: 4.50
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
6.500.000.000.006.50

6.5 Easy Peasy Miles on another hot hot hot one in the Natural State. Hate to think what August will be like!  Got to keep it rolling though; make progress, grow stronger; what else?

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
16.000.000.000.0016.00

Half-Mile warm-up down my parents' driveway; 15 Miles in 1:54:22 traveling west into Lake Catherine State Park, turning around at Visitors' Center near campground and heading back east; half-mile cool-down for 16 Total Miles.  It was a hot one, 104 degrees with the index approaching 110.  After finishing off my electrolyte drink at Mile 8, it was touch and go...actually jumped into a creek near Mile 12 to get my body temperature down.  It felt awesome, and frankly, I wanted time to stop for a while--freeze that moment--but alas, I got out and ran the final 4 Miles relatively refreshed (and safe).

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
58.0011.500.000.5070.00
Night Sleep Time: 31.00Nap Time: 0.00Total Sleep Time: 31.00
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