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By: Nick Bias

Hello Bloggers!- Here is a brief bio of myself

My name is Nick Bias and I am 27 years old. I am a physical education/health education teacher at Van Middle School in Boone County, WV. I am currently in my sixth year as the head track & field coach at Scott High School. I graduated from Concord University in 2006 where I also ran cross country/track & field (2003-2006). In 2004, I was a scoring member of our WVIAC cross country champion team. I will graduate with my master's degree in education from Marshall University next week.

I am currently training for the Houston Marathon on January 15. I have ran and completed 6 marathons (3 Boston, 3 Chicago). My goal for Houston is 2:50-2:53 range which is about 6:30-6:35 pace per mile.  I ran a huge PR in April 2011 in Boston when I ran a 2:58:58 on the rugged point to point course.  So far the training has been going well and I hope to keep improving with Houston 6 weeks away. I am coached by Howard Nippert- www.howardnippert.com and that has helped me to improve in my running tremendously.  Here is my last two weeks of training.  I will post my weeks of training in the future as I prepare for Houston. 

Good luck to all of you training- "Suffer Now, Win Later"-Mike Cox (Concord XC/Track & Field Coach)- 2 Time Olympic Marathon Trials Qualifer

Nov. 14-Nov.20- 70 miles

Mon-7 miles   Tues- 3 mile w/u, 8 x 400 w/ 90 sec rec. (73 avg), 2 mile c/d   Wed- 10 miles  Thurs- 8 miles   Fri- 13 miles (Last 10 avg.-6:45 pace)   Sat- 5 miles   Sun- 20 miles

Nov. 21-Nov.27- 67 miles

Mon- 6 miles    Tues- 3 mile w/u, 1 min, 2 min, 3 min, 3 min, 2 min, 1 min w 90 sec recovery- 3 mile c/d    Wed- 5 miles    Thurs- 2 mile w/u, Union Mission 5k- 17:29, 3 mile c/d, Fri- 13 miles  Sat- 6 miles on Footlocker South-Charlotte Course, Sunday- 22 miles- (With last 4 miles surge/solid finish 6:45 pace)

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