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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 Provo River Half 1:22:10
2010 UVM 2:58:42

50-54 AD

2015 Scandinavian 10K 42:52,  2015 SLC Haunted 1/2 1:26:14, 2015 SGM 3:06:56

 

 

 

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

Short-Term Running Goals:

 

5/25/19 - Scandinavian Days 5K - 20:01

6/8/19 - CornerCanyon Half
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

Long-Term Running Goals:

Run to stay healthy and happy.

Personal:

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

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Miles:This week: 8.70 Month: 54.55 Year: 963.91
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
148.6713.0022.100.00183.77
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
7.000.000.000.007.00

Morning run, Temp 28'

Time 53.40,  Mile avg 7:40

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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
4.751.000.000.005.75

Noon run, partly sunny, temp. 45'

Working long hours this week.  My brain doesn't have any desire to go fast.  However, I did see Cal and did one fast mile with him in 6:29.

Time 42:25,  Mile avg. 7:25

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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
7.000.000.000.007.00

Morning run, temp 35'

Time 53:40,  Mile avg. - 7:40

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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
13.001.000.000.0014.00

Morning run, some wind, temp. 40-45'

I decided to give my foot a test to see if I should sign up for the SLC half.  My foot passed so I assume I'll sign up.  The run went ok but I was getting tired near the end.  The last  month didn't help my conditioning.  I was thinking of the Striders half runners and was glad I didn't sign up because I was tired. 

Time 1:47:20,  Mile avg. - 7:40

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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
8.200.000.000.008.20

Noon run, mostly cloudy, temp 50'

Nice day for a run.  My brain was fried but my body was fresh and I listened to my brain.  It told me that it didn't have enough energy left to push my body and to just enjoy the run which I did.  I think I need a vacation from work.

Time 63:20,  Mile avg. - 7:45

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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
6.000.001.000.007.00

Morning run, temp 40'

I heard it might rain today so I'd rather run in the rain at home in the morning than at noon at work.  My brain is still a little worn out but getting better.  I decided I needed to run at least one fast mile since I haven't run any for almost two weeks.  I thought I'd try for 5:45 but all I could muster was a 6:00.  Oh well, at least my foot isn't hurting.

Time 54:15,  Mile avg. 7:45

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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
7.750.000.000.007.75

Noon run, windy, partly sunny, temp 43'

Played basketball last night which works muscles I'm not use to using which left me a little stiff.  Didn't have much pep so I took it easy.

Time 62:25,  Mile avg. - 8:03

 

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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
5.200.000.000.005.20

Noon run, sunny, windy, temp. 49'

I wanted to be fresh for tomorrows longer run so I took it easy today.  After about a 1/2 mile of running I saw Cal coming down the path fast and I almost joined him but decided to stick with the original plan.

Time 42:30,  Mile avg. - 8:11

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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
11.200.003.000.0014.20

Morning run, Trans Jordan dump run, Temp. 30-35

I was hoping to feel a little more pep in the step and naturaly slip into some 7:30 miles for the 1st few miles but it wasn't there so I just hit some 8 min miles. At the half way point I was behing the 8 min. pace man by about 60 seconds. I had decided to do a 3 mile tempo run for miles 10-12 so I knew I'd pass the 8 min. guy easy. The 1st half of the run is slightly uphill and the last is slightly down. I was surpised to get a 6:00, 6:06, & 6:00 on the tempo run. Maybe next weeks SLC half marathon wont be a disaster.

Time 1:47:36, Mile avg. - 7:35

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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
7.000.000.000.007.00

Morning run, windy, temp 50'

Took it easy in hopes that my legs would feel good if I do a tempo run tomorrow. I always feel like I'm not getting a good workout and getting little benefit when I do 8 minute plus miles even though I know it is great exercise and lets me recover for the tempo and long runs.

Time 57:15, Mile avg. 8:11

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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
5.000.003.000.008.00

Noon run, very windy, temp 50'

The wind was howling this morning so I decided to put off the run until lunch time hoping it would die down a little.  I hoped in vain.  I did a 3 mile tempo run one mile with the wind and 2 miles against the wind.  I got 5:59, 7:03, 6:51 for an avg. of 6:38.  Hopefully, the SLC half marathon this weekend doesn't have winds like that.

Time 57:48,  Mile avg. 7:13

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Morning run, temp 30'

Snow on the grass but dry roads.  My legs were a little sore from yesterdays run, just how I like them to feel after a hard run.  Now I have a couple of days of easy running before the 1/2 marathon.

Time 55:06,  Mile avg. - 7:52

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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
7.000.001.000.008.00

Noon run, sunny, temp. 48'

Nice day for a run.  Felt good running. I decided to do one fast mile at mile 7 at 5K speed.  I did it in 6:10.  If felt like I needed a little oil on my hips.  They seemed to be a little tight and wouldn't flow as nice as I'd like them to. 

Time 62:00,  Mile avg. - 7:45

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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
1.500.000.000.001.50

Morning run, windy, Temp 45'

I took the day off from work and was going to do a few easy miles but I decided to run with my son Dallas.  My legs felt good and ready for tomorrows race.  We went to the Zoo with the 3 youngest kids that were off track. 

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Race: Salt Lake City Half Marathon (13.1 Miles) 01:22:53, Place overall: 20, Place in age division: 2
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
0.250.0013.100.0013.35

Race day! Windy, temp 55-60'

I rode to the race with a neighbor and arrived with just enough time to pack away my warmups and do a brief run and go to the starting line.  I saw Cal at the start, he looked ready for a good race.  I was hoping for 6:15 mile average and maybe a 1:21:59.  As I took off I felt good  but didn't feel energized enough.  Maybe I was still frustrated I couldn't run the full marathon due to foot problems last month. 

Mile1 6:05, Mile 2 6:21, Mile 3 6:43.  After less than a mile the outside of my shin on my left leg started to ache as if I've over used the muscle and it is fatiging.  I tried to run lighter and relax the muscle but it didn't help much.  After about 3 miles of this it finally started dieing down. 

Mile 4 5:49, Mile 5 6:13, Mile 6:6:28,  I was running good but I still didn't feel the race enough.

Mile 7 6:10,  Mile 8 6:09,  Mile 9 6:13,  Mile 10 6:33,  Mile 11 6:22,  Mile 12 6:35,  Mile 13 6:15.  (Avg mile pace 6:19) The raceing mental attitude finally kicked in at mile 7.   From mile 7 on nobody passed me and I passed several runners.  So I was pleased with the final effort but for some reason I felt like I didn't quite have as much energy as I thought I should.  Maybe I'm just getting old or I didn't sleep or eat right etc.....  Also, with about a mile left my left quad started trying to cramp up but it didn't lock up.  It is a little sore now but not to bad.

As soon as I got done with the race Taunia snatched me away and we went to Tanners track meet and then to Dallas's soccer game.  My stomach was uneasy for a few hours after the run but it got feeling better after a 1/2 hour nap.

Also, the finish was dumb. The 5 k walkers were taking 3/4th of the road at the gateway and they had a 1/4 of the road blocked of for the 1/2 marathoners.  There were so many 5Kers that you couldn't even get around after the race and the last strectch didn't feel like a real finish.  They should have started the 5K 1/2 hour earlier so they would be done for the half finish.  Also, my watch miles were sooner than the mile signs. My miles on my watch kept getting a little more distance before the next mile sign would come up. Either the race was a little on the long side or Garmin 205 isn't working right. I ended up with 13.2 miles. So maybe I need to add a few seconds to every mile above.

 Just found out I was 2 of 145 in age division missing 1st by 25 seconds and 20 of 1478 men I got chicked by one. 

 

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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
5.200.000.000.005.20

Noon run, partly sunny, temp 60'

My legs are still just slightly sore from Saturdays half marathon. I ran with Tyler at work. The run felt good with no unusual pains.

Time 43:40, Mile avg. - 8:25

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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
0.007.000.000.007.00

Noon run, cloudy, temp 55'

I felt like pushing the pace at marathon pace level.  It always feels good to go fast.  My left knee was being a little funny but it was a good workout.

Time 49:42,  Mile avg. 7:06

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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
7.000.000.000.007.00

Morning run, hard rain mixed with a little snow, temp 38'

I haven't run in a hard rain for a long time and I forgot that if you get wet bandaides are a good thing.  Oh well.  I ran a little faster than I should have due to yesterdays harder workout and playing basketball last night but I wanted to get the rainy workout over with. 

Time 54:30,  Mile avg. 7:47

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Morning run, temp 34'

My legs were sore.  To much, to fast, to soon after the half marathon last week.  glady took it easy.

Time 57:35,  Mile avg. - 8:13

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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
14.250.000.000.0014.25

Morning run, little breeze out of the north, temp. 35-40'

Did the dump loop.  My legs were sore which forced me to take it easy.  I did this run 10 minutes slower than a couple of weeks ago.  I need to realize my limits in my old age and not push my body so it gets sore.  On days like this I wonder if my body will take 60+ mile weeks so I can get ready for a marathon. 

The 1st half of the run was before the sun came up and I was getting kinda cold, then the sun came up and it was perfect for the way I was dressed.  Hopefully, my legs will be ready to go my Monday.

Time 1:57:27,  Mile avg. - 8:15  (slowest mile 9:09, fastest mile 7:26)

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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
7.000.000.000.007.00

Morning run, windy, temp 47'

Legs still a touch sore.  It is nice to see a little light just before the run ends.

Time 55:25,  Mile avg. 7:55

 

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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
7.220.000.000.007.22

Morning run, windy, temp 60'

Nice to wear shorts and short sleeve shirt on a morning run.  I love milk for breakfast and we had been out since Sunday.  I didn't get my milk on Monday and I forgot to pick some up on my way home from work so I decided to take a few bucks with me and buy 2 gallons so I wouldn't have to go two mornings without milk.  The store is just over a mile from my home.  So I ran 6 miles then stopped into the store and got the milk.  I didn't realize it but 2 gallons of milk starts getting pretty heavy when your running.  By the time I got home my shoulders were aching pretty good.  I don't think I'll do that again anytime soon.  It is a good way to simulate the last few miles of a marathon when everything is hurting and you just wish you were done.  Anyway I ran an 8:12 mile with the milk jugs. 

Time 56:40,  Mile avg. - 7:51

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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
3.154.001.000.008.15

Noon run, mostly cloudy, windy, temp 48'

My legs felt better than they have for a week.  I started off and ran 3 miles at 7:20 pace and decided I better slow down a bit so my legs would feel good for basketball tonight.  Just after I had slowed down Cal came running hard and I couldn't resist running with him.  The last 4 miles with Cal were in 6:55, 6:50, 6:50, 6:30.

Time 57:30,  Mile avg. 7:04

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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
148.6713.0022.100.00183.77
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