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Location:

Kansas city,Mo,United States

Member Since:

Sep 10, 2013

Gender:

Male

Goal Type:

Other

Running Accomplishments:

Indianapolis Monumental Marathon 11/5/2017 3:21:10

Christie Clinic Illinois Aprin 25 2015 3:23:59

The twin cities marathon 3:28:xxx Oct 5 2014

IMT Marathon Des Moines Iowa 3:25:23 October 20 2013

nebraska national gard mrathon 3:26:27

Prairie Fire Witchita Kansas Marathon 3:43 October 14 2012

Salt Lake City Utah Marathon 3:45 April 2013

SD Rock and rolle Marathon 3:52 June 201

Up coming races:

Kansas city Marathon 7:00 AM Sat Oct 19th. Signed but not fully tapered. I wanna run this course for its hills and see how much they hurt and get fit to run a fast course in the spring and hopefully pr then.

Short-Term Running Goals:

2019 wish list:

Do not get injured. No hero business listen listen and stop if it hurts

Never more than 3 days off running. Enough with the excuses

Run and finish at least one marathon in 2019. If not Jogg one

Watch what I put in my body. I'm not 40 anymore

Long-Term Running Goals:

50 marathons in 50 states. Help my kids fall in love with running. 

Personal:

Married with two children. 9 years old boy and a 11 years girl. I was  born and raised in Sudan Africa. Moved to the us at the age 19 to go to school where I met my lovely wife. 

Favorite Blogs:

Miles:This week: 6.00 Month: 6.00 Year: 2251.40
GTS 13 Gray Lifetime Miles: 688.25
GTS 13 Blue Lifetime Miles: 75.20
GTS 13 Blue OLD Lifetime Miles: 598.21
Daisy Lifetime Miles: 27.00
Gravity III Lifetime Miles: 103.20
Race: kansas city Marathon (26.2 Miles) 03:29:49, Place overall: 96, Place in age division: 4
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
0.0026.200.000.0026.20

Grea race I got what I asked for Hills pain and the state of Missouri. The weather wasn't the best 53 deg rain and 14mph wind. I learned from this race that while its not a bad idea to use the pace group I must make sure to check early on what they are doing. My pacer ran the first 5k in 25 minuts while we were shooting for 22.30 then he started running a 6:55-7:15 pace through steep down town hills. I know I should just fight the hills and the wind and get under 3:30 some how on my own. After leaving the pace group I felt the benifit of the high mileage. I was able to keep an even pace through all the hills and wind to the finish line. Heart rate stayed between 150-160 for 7:15-7:45 pace and I didn't want to push any harder since I was to far behind for a greate time.

 

Comments
From Tom K on Wed, Oct 23, 2019 at 08:08:12 from 47.206.60.114

Wow! Strong racing, Yasir! Congratulations! And smart making the mid-race adjustment! You asked for hills and pain?

From Jason D on Wed, Oct 23, 2019 at 19:06:35 from 73.144.88.57

Nice work, Yasir! I never found running in a pace group all that helpful as they usually start too fast. It helps to find different groups of people to run with throughout the race. You made the right call.

That's another state added too!

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