Wesley Hunt

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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: 276.00 Year: 1801.00
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
12.0017.003.000.0032.00
Night Sleep Time: 19.50Nap Time: 0.00Total Sleep Time: 19.50
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
0.0014.000.000.0014.00

14 Miles at 7:07 on a cold day in Hot Springs, Arkansas; last day with family before returning to the real world.  While cliche, it is true that the "hustle and bustle" of the holidays is draining, and my energy level was a little low all weekend.  In particular, my diet (ate and drank pretty much everything that was put in front of me) and lack of sleep were the primary, contributing factors, but I wouldn't change a thing...life is about enjoying the simple things.  And I soaked up every moment with my beautiful wife, crazy kids, parents, brother and sister-in-law, grandparents, aunts and uncles, cousins, and last, but certainly not least, my nephew, Henry, the baby of the family.    

I ran the first four miles today with my brother, Luke, who is returning to snowy D.C. with his family later this evening.  A runner and solid triathlete (kicked my butt in the Nation's Tri last September) in his own right, it was great to work in two runs with my bro during the 10 days he was back home in Arkansas.   

Wesley 

Night Sleep Time: 6.50Nap Time: 0.00Total Sleep Time: 6.50
Comments(1)
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
10.000.000.000.0010.00

10 Miles Easy on treamill set to 1.0. 

After two days off to rest a sore right knee, which I have been icing on and off for a couple of weeks now, I worked through a 10 miler on the treamill at 8:00, comfortably above my target Marathon Pace.  My knee, which, at a minimum is agitating and at times tormenting, held up, but I am going to have to be very careful and really consider ramping it down for 2-4 weeks, a luxury I can ill afford with a race on March 6, 2010.   

Any thoughts out there on a good knee brace or strap that will absorb some of the pressure? I do not know much about running injuries, but all signs point to iliotibial band syndrome (runner's knee).  The vast majority of my outdoor training runs are on hills (contributing cause), some of which are pretty severe, and the pain itself is isolated to the outside of my right knee (obvious symptom).   

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
2.003.003.000.008.00

2 Miles Easy followed by 6 Mile Tempo Run on treadmill: 

3 Miles at 7:13 and 3 Miles at 6:40

1 Mile recovery jog for 8 Miles Total, a modest victory and a good effort given the lingering pain in my right knee. 

I tried out an "Ace" knee brace for the first time today, and I think it helped.  Perhaps it was a placebo effect, perhaps it actually helped me physically.  At this point, I am less concerned about fully grasping the mechanical or psychological benefits of wearing the knee brace.  I just need it to contribute to the successful completion of critical training runs, as it did today. 

Just want to run... 

Wesley

Night Sleep Time: 6.00Nap Time: 0.00Total Sleep Time: 6.00
Comments(2)
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
12.0017.003.000.0032.00
Night Sleep Time: 19.50Nap Time: 0.00Total Sleep Time: 19.50
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