Meet the Athlete: Cory Logsdon

Name: Cory Logsdon

Age: 30

Hometown: Omaha, NE

Current residence: 8007 Morris St, Omaha, NE 68122

Occupation/Degree you are working towards: Construction Inspector Associate with First National Bank


High School: Fort Calhoun

College (major/minor): Dana College, Accounting/Business Admin.

What is your running background? I started running back in Junior High. Like most athletes at that age, running was more of a concept to stay in shape for other sports than it was a passion for enjoyment. Placed 3rd at State XC my senior year, which really led to my love and passion for the sport. Ran at Dana College in both XC and T&F. I was All-Conference in the 3K Steeplechase, as well as qualified for Nationals, including the marathon. Since, I’ve continued to develop as a runner from any distance ranging from the mile to 100 miles, as well as enjoy the camaraderie of other runners.

Favorite distance to run? Every single distance over 800 meters! Probably have to stick with the 3k Steeplechase and 50K.

What are your future running goals? Continue to improve on the half and full marathon distances. For 2019, I would like to get under 1:10 in the half, while shoot for 2:25 in the full. Moving into 2020, I would like to qualify for the Western States 100, while in the present, continue to gain experience in ultra-marathons. To go along with team goals, have a top 5 placing team finish at Shamrock/Club XC.

I can’t run without…? Visor and shorts

Do you do anything to stay injury free? A few glasses of barrel aged imperial stout! Basic strength exercises and core work, as well as hills and trail running.

Do you have a favorite running book/podcast/movie/athlete? Duel in the Sun/Running with the Buffalos/14 Minutes-Alberto Salazar/Without Limits/iRunfar

What is your favorite race you have competed in the past? Racing is just awesome, even if I got lost! Every single one!

What is your number one bucket list race you would like to do in the future? Western States 100

Do you have any advice to other runners? Make it an initiative to make it hurt sometimes, testing your threshold. Pushing will test your true limits, both physically & mentally. Our bodies have a lot more fight than we give them credit for.

What are your PRs?

5K – 14:54.82

10K – 32:10.28

8K – 25:01

Half – 1:11:34

Full – 2:30:37

50K – 3:10:58

How long have you been an LRC-Nebraska member? 8 years

What excites you the most about being an LRC-Nebraska athlete? More depth for national events

What does a typical training week look like for you?  Walk us through your daily routine (training related and otherwise): 80-100 Miles/Week Average

Sunday: Long run 16-24

Monday: Moderate run 8-12 (Hill day, double possibly)

Tuesday: Easy 4-6 with 100m strideouts

Wednesday: Speed work/Tempo effort 12-20

Thursday: Moderate 8-12 (double possibly)

Friday: Easy 4-8 with 100m strideouts

Race or Long run 16-24 with hills

We all approach training and racing differently, so tell us what your short-term and long-term goals are with running: Noted in future goals. In simple terms, develop short-term goals (generally week by week with scheduled race events) that build to a long-term goal.

Where are your 3 favorite places to do long runs at the moment? Lake Cunningham, Wabash, Hitchcock

After a solid race or long run, what is your favorite meal to demolish and replenish those calories?  Please use details and give recommendations! Go to Leavenworth Cafe to smash on the amazing breakfast food (you will not be disappointed with the portion sizes or service). Gimme wings & beer too! Or sushi!? Once in a while, I’ll be talked into TB (Peter Falcon)

Share a crazy training or racing story, or simply an interesting moment in time: There’s too many! Boston marathon 2018, though we all know what happened…so…Pyscho Wyco 50K 2018 instead ☺ This race is run outside of the KC area, end of February. This edition, an absolute slopfest! 3-Loop course, and all the snow had melted throughout the course of the week, to go along with the foot traffic that day. Experience tells me now I should’ve drilled screws into the bottom of my shoes. So the end result, I slipped and fell multiple times and just grew agitated. I can recall my 1st lap in around 1:13, and by lap 3, just a tick over 2 hours for said loop! I might’ve been a bit slower had I not taken a shot of goodness at mile 28. If I had taken one at say mile 26, I would’ve cracked the top 3. Oh the adrenaline rush of peach schnapps! Oh wells…still an experience. Side note: Jen Freeman probably owns title for most falls and muddiest face!

What book are you currently reading or TV show are you binge watching? Friday Night Lights

You’re the star of a running movie, and the opening scene is you running on a winding dirt road, with a beautiful sunrise.  What song is playing in the background? &Run by Sir Sly

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