KT82 Trail Relay

Mission Accomplished! We got it done. All 82 miles…or 84 in our case! I was runner one of the six of us and ran legs 1, 7 and 13. Here’s a breakdown of my legs: Leg 1 (Distance 2.3 miles, Pace – 8:05): The race started on a HS track in Creve Coeur, MO. It was raining on us at our 7:45 am start time. However, I counted it a privilege to start the race. The first half of this…

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KT82 Training – Week 22

This was the last week of training! My next post will be about the event itself. I’m excited to have gotten through it, and better than I originally anticipated. Temps were a bit warmer and humidity is still up so it has been affecting my running times. I ran six miles on Saturday in the early morning. It was a little windy and my pace was 8:43. Not what I would like at this point in the training but my…

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KT82 Training – Week 21

This week started with the annual Chloe K 5K run for Autism research benefiting OAR. My friend Jeff and his wife Susie organize the event each year. This year was the 10th annual event. I ran a 23:44 (7:37 pace) and finished 3rd in my age group. Really, I was fourth but the overall male winner was in my age group so I slid in to get an award. Hey, I’ll take it however it comes! My father-in-law, Roger also…

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KT82 Training – Week 20

This week started off chilly. It was 43 degrees, overcast, cool and windy for my Saturday run. I pushed for 8.1 miles ending in a pace of 8:20. Most of the last half of the run was against the wind. I don’t enjoy these long runs too much but I suppose they are necessary for the training. I’ve stated it before but it helps me immensely to have the Map My Run app tracking my run and providing stats (distance,…

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KT82 Training – Week 19

I spent the Saturday doing simulated training getting 10.5 miles in over three separate runs during the course of the day. Here’s how it shook out… 07:00 5.5 miles 44:40, pace 8:07 11:00 3.0 miles 23:24, pace 7:48 14:30 2.0 miles 15:07, pace 7:33 Kind of surprising to me was that my last mile was my fastest split (7:16). Although, I did have the wind to my back. Overall, the day went better than I expected. It was fairly windy,…

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KT82 Training – Week 18

Another solid week of running is in the books. The week started out rainy. I put in two runs on Saturday, 4.8 and 4.3 miles, respectively. It was overcast during the first run and raining during the second run. It started to rain a little during the end of my first run and rained all day long. My pace was decent at 8:18 and 8:12. I had two reasons for wanting to get two runs in on Saturday, 1) I…

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KT82 Training – Week 17

I crossed the 250 mile plateau this week in miles for the year. I suppose at this pace I could get to 750 for the year but I don’t have plans to run 20 miles/week after the race. I had a solid week of running, starting with 4.4 on Saturday at a pace of 8:05. I think that is about the fastest pace I’ve had for that distance. I got in a long 8-mile run on Sunday morning. This run…

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KT82 Training – Week 16

Another week of running is in the books. It wasn’t the best week but it wasn’t the worst either. I started off on Saturday with a 4 mile run. I saved the longer run for Sunday this week b/c I had a busy day on Saturday with a couple commitments but I did get in a good run in the morning. On Sunday I ran after church. And it was hot. It was in the high 70s and I wanted…

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KT82 Training – Week 15

This week started out cold on Saturday. As I tweeted, “It was a cold, wintry, January day…in April.” It was so unseasonably cold for Spring. It was 26 degrees with snow on the ground when I headed out to run. The roads were a bit icy and it may have been better to run later in the day but I had a lot of running to do and wanted to get it done. I finished eight miles in seventy minutes,…

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KT82 Training – Week 14

Running is a lot less boring when you make a game out of it. I have been looking for a place in town to run that would allow me to spell out my name on my Map My Run app. I’ve been using this app during my training this year and it tracks your running route and provides a complete map when you finish. I thought it would be fun to do this to help pass the time and give…

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