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Location:

South Jordan,UT,USA

Member Since:

Jan 09, 2007

Gender:

Male

Goal Type:

Boston Qualifier

Running Accomplishments:

 

All Time
2001 Provo River Half 1:18:25
2000 St. George Marathon 2:46:53
 
45-49 AD
2012 5K - Sandy July 4th 18:33

2011 10K - Des News 36:12

2011 HALF - Provo River 1:22:10
2010 MARATHON - UVM 2:58:42

50-54 AD

2015 Scandinavian 10K 42:52

 

 

Other
I've run 30 marathons.
Ran Boston in 2003

Short-Term Running Goals:

 

5/14 - Law Run 5K - 20:15

5/28 - Scandinavian Days 10K 4

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

Long-Term Running Goals:

Run to stay healthy and happy.

Personal:

Married to a beautiful woman. We have 5 great kids.

Favorite Blogs:

Miles:This week: 0.00 Month: 22.30 Year: 790.40
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
94.3524.1016.000.00134.45
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
0.005.001.000.006.00

Noon run, sunny, temp 45'

I was thinking I'd run easy today and push it tomorrow, but when I got outside and the temperature was near perfect I changed my mind.  I also threw in 1 very fast mile at to see what I could do and I got a 6:24.  That made me happy knowing I'm getting a little speed back.

Time 43:42,  Mile avg. - 7:17

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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
4.501.500.000.006.00

Noon run, partly sunny, windy, temp. 47

I ran with Tyler for the first 4.5 miles at about 8:40 pace then I pushed the last 1.5 miles.

Time 49:40,  Mile avg. - 8:16

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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
7.000.000.000.007.00

Noon run, party sunny, some rain, windy, temp. 50'

Other than the 5 minutes of rain it was a great run.

Time 46:18,  Mile avg. - 7:45

Comments(2)
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
6.000.000.000.006.00

Noon run, partly sunny, temp 36'

Today I just wanted to beat Mr. 8 so I wouldn't be to tired for tomorrows long run but get a good workout in.

Time 47:18,  Mile avg. - 7:53

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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
9.001.000.000.0010.00

Morning run, temp 30'-35'

Sun came up about half way through the run.  That was nice.  Was very pleased with the run.  I started getting pooped at the end but that is normal for the longest run YTD.  It was nice to have a few other joggers out this morning that were just asking me to pass them.

Time 77:11,  Mile avg. - 7:43

Comments(1)
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
0.000.007.000.007.00

Noon run, sunny, temp 45'

I decided to run at race pace to see what kind of shape I'm in.  I was hoping for 7 even or better but really didn't know what to expect.  My 1st mile was the fastest at 6:31, and the last was the slowest at 6:55.  I pushed hard.  It is draining the have to keep telling your body not to slow down.  My left quad which is my weak link started complaining a little near the end.

Time 47:14,  Mile avg. - 6:45

Comments(3)
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
5.000.000.000.005.00

Morning run, temp. 37'

Was going to take it easy due to yesterdays speed workout but after 3 miles I was sick of looking at Mr. 8 just in front of me so I pushed the last couple of miles.  I'm not always smart about my training.

Time 38:55,  Mile avg. - 7:47

 

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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
8.000.000.000.008.00

Noon run, mostly cloudy, some wind, temp. 38'

I was going to do 6 then it seemed funner to do 7 then I decided 8 would be better.  I was glad about the decision to go longer until about mile 6 when it started getting harder.  Live and learn.

Time 61:15,  Mile avg. - 7:40

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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
6.000.000.000.006.00

Noon run, sunny, temp 48'

Near perfect weather for a run!  Not much zip in the legs today. 

Time 47:10,  Mile avg. - 7:52

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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
11.000.000.000.0011.00

Morning run, temp. 40'

I was tired cause I took my In-Laws to the airport at 4AM.  They are going to Trinidad on their mission.  Despite that the run went well.

Time 1:25:22,  Mile avg. - 7:46

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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
7.000.000.000.007.00

Noon run, sunny, temp. 45'

Took it easy today.  Maybe tomorrow I'll do a little speed workout.

Time 55:07,  Mile avg. - 7:53

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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
0.000.007.000.007.00

Noon, sunny, temp. 50'

Perfect race day!

I decided to race Mr. 7 and the 7 by 7 relay team.  I took Mr 7 out of the race by doing a 6:18 for the first mile.  I then just had to worry about the 7 by 7 team.  The last 3 miles were tough but I accomplished the goal. 

Time 46:38,  Mile avg. - 6:40

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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
5.200.000.000.005.20

Noon run, sunny, temp 52'

Perfect running day.

Time 40:15,  Mile avg. - 7:45

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Race: Shamrock Half Marathon (13.1 Miles) 01:32:40, Place overall: 5, Place in age division: 1
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
0.0013.100.000.0013.10

This was the 1st year of the Shamrock half marathon in Saratoga Springs.  It was 25 degrees at the starting line.  Luckily it warmed up to about 35' by the end of the run.  I would think there were just over a hundred runners. 

The course is a loop course that has a few hills with the high point of the race at the 8.5 mile mark which is about a 400 ft elevation gain from the start but it felt like more.  

After a few hundered yards I was in 9th place and at the 1 mile mark I was in 7th.  At the 2 mile mark I was in 5th.  I stayed in 5th until mile 6 and got passed.  I let him go.  I was trying to run a smart race.  The guy that passed me took a wrong turn an lost about 1 minute.  I help yell at him and got him turned around.  He almost caught up to me but after reaching the high point of the race I picked up the pace a little on the down hill and held him off to finish in 5th pace.

Mile 1 - 6:41 flat

Mile 2 - 7:37 up hill

Mile 3 - 7:22 climbing 21:39

Mile 4 - 7:34 still climbing

Mile 5 - 7:31

Mile 6 - 7:13   43:58

Mile 7 - 6:49 flat

Mile 8 - 7:24

Mile 9 - 7:23 big hill and down  1:05:33

Mile 10 - 6:40 coming down

Mile 11 - 6:52 flat

Mile 12 - 6:12 biggest decent of the race  1:25:18

Mile 13 - 6:36

Total 1:32:40  Mile avg 7:05

Comments(1)
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
6.000.000.000.006.00

Noon run, partly sunny, temp 40'

Low on motivation.  I didn't really even want to go which is unusual.  However, once outside I did feel somewhat better.

Time 47:05,  Mile avg. - 7:50

Comments(1)
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
5.000.001.000.006.00

Noon run, sunny, temp 47'

I decided that this weeks speed workout would just be a 1 mile push.  I was hoping for sub 6 and got a 5:57. 

Time 44:36,  Mile avg. - 7:26

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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
7.850.000.000.007.85

Morning run, windy, temp. 39'

The wind made it feel cold.

Time 1:00:37,  Mile avg. - 7:43

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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
3.500.000.000.003.50

Morning run, Temp 50'

In Anaheim CA

Time 26:00

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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
3.300.000.000.003.30

Morning run, temp 50'

In Anaheim CA

25:00

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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
0.003.500.000.003.50

Morning run, temp 55'

In Anaheim CA.  I decided to pick up the pace and see if it is really easier to breath at sea level.  It is!  I wish I could run is UT at 7 minute miles with such easy breathing.

Time 24:36,  Mile avg. 7:02

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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
94.3524.1016.000.00134.45
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