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Ragnar WBR Leg 1&13

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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
121.0512.5028.492.00164.04
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
12.700.000.000.5013.20

Morning run, temp 55'

After two days of rest I felt pretty good.  I ran a couple of quarters in 73 avg.  I saw two kids running and came up behind them.  I asked them what they were doing running at this time in the morning.  They were 9th graders getting ready for cross country season.  I talked with them for a minute and then left them in the dust.  It always feels good to smoke the younger generation.

Distance 7.1,  Time 52:30,  Mile avg. - 7:24

 

Noon run, Temp. 75'

Distance 6.1,  Time 45:13,  Mile avg. - 7:25

 

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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
8.401.003.000.0012.40

Morning run, perfect, temp 53'

I decided to do a 3 mile tempo run and not try 8 quarter repeats just in case I'd wimp out and only do 6.  Plus I've been doing a couple of fast quarters almost every day which is helping my need for speed.  The 1st two miles are slightly down and the last mile gets you back to the start and gains back all the down hill.  I did the miles as follows ( 5:56, 5:52, 6:08 - Mile avg. - 5:59).  Hopefully coach Tom will think that I redeemed myself  after last weeks 6 of 8, especially after yesterdays 13 miles of medium pace running.

Distance 7.0,  Time 47:40,  Mile avg. - 6:49

 

Noon run, nice, temp 75'

I ran easy due to this mornings hard run.

Distance 5.4,  Time 44:20,  Mile avg. - 8:13

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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
7.000.000.000.007.00

Morning run, cloudy, temp 55'

Nice morning for a run.  My legs were tired from the last couple of days.

Time 54:06,  Mile avg. - 7:44

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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
8.500.000.000.509.00

Noon run, mostly cloudy, temp. 63'

Since I didn't run yesterday I thought I'd be feeling good.  Instead there was no zip, no zing, I just felt like an old man.  This is closing week were I work more and have to actually think at my job and my brain gets to tired to send the signals to run hard.  Anyway I decide to to a couple of fast quarters.  The 1st one was uphill and I went very hard and got 80 seconds, the 2nd was 3/4 mile later and was down hill and I got a disappointing 75 seconds.  I couldn't get myself to run.  The next gear was gone.  I old maned it a few more miles got a run in.

Time 71:36,  Mile avg. - 7:58

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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
10.050.000.000.0010.05

Morning run, light rain, temp 49'

My throat has been a little sore the last few days.  I keep thinking a cold is coming on but it hasn't happened yet.  Had an enjoyable run despite the rain.  I ran around the new daybreak homes and lake.

I ran more miles this week than I have for several months.  Watch out WBR here I come.

Time 1:18:56,  Mile avg. - 7:51

 

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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
6.500.000.000.507.00

Morning run, temp 50'

Great morning for running.  I decided to do a couple of quick quarters on down sloping sections a mile apart.  I ran a 68 and a 69.  First time I've got two quarters under 70 this year.  It feels like I'm going very fast at 68.  In my younger days I ran a 52.  My legs won't even think about that kind of speed. 

Time 53:15,  Mile avg. - 7:37

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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
8.651.500.000.0010.15

Morning run on a treadmill at the Little America hotel.

I took Taunia there for our 20th Anniversary.  After 20 years I'm still very happy with the choice I made.  Monday evening we ate at the Roof reastaurant on the top floor of the Joseph Smith Memorial Buildiing.  It was a Buffet and wonderful.  I ate alot.  We watched the sunset as the sun set down over the Temple as we ate and ate.

In the morning I jogged 2.7 miles in my new running tank top Taunia got me while Taunia biked and jogged. Then we did the dumb thing of eating at the Little America buffet breakfast.  Again the food was wonderful and I ate way to much.  Not good to be bulking up just before the WBR.

Afternoon, cloudy, very very windy, temp. 60'

I still felt full even though I hadn't eaten for 6 hours.  My stomach felt a little funny the first two miles but then it gave in and let me run.

Miles 7.45,  Mile avg. - 7:31

 

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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
7.500.000.000.007.50

Noon run, partly sunny, temp. 56'

My body didn't want to go running today but I took it out anyway.

Time 60:18,  Mile avg - 8:03

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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
11.850.000.000.5012.35

Morning run, temp. 45'

This was not one of the mornings that I was excited to get out of bed and run.  I thought I may 'old man' the entire run but after I got out and going I decided to throw in a couple of quarters.  I did them in 72 and 69.

Distance 7.0 miles,  Time 54:00,  Mile avg. - 7:43

 

Noon run, sunny, temp 60'

Nice day for a run.  My legs are not use to 50 mile weeks.  They feel just a little sore or tired.

Distance 5.35,  Time 41:50,  Mile avg. 7:50

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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
6.000.000.000.006.00

Noon run, sunny, temp. 72'

I decided to take it really easy in hopes of having a good run tomorrow.  After about 3 miles my right ankle on the outside started aching.  My bodies natural reaction was to make my knee buckle to take the presure off my ankle.  Every once in a while it must have looked like I was retarded.  Hopefully, I'm not.

Time 49:09,   Mile avg - 8:12

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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
4.153.003.000.0010.15

Morning run, sunny, temp 55-59

I was feeling pretty good this morning but started off on my old man pace. After a few miles I decided I wasn't an old man and I wanted to run faster. I ran an out and back with the 1st five miles up hill slope and then back down. On the 1st 3 back down I decided to give the legs a test. I averaged 6:01 miles for the 3 miles, then I glady mellowed out to 7:00 minute miles.

My 2nd leg of the WBR is 8.5 miles with the 1st mile up hill and the next 7.5 steep down. The race calculator predicted me to do it in 5:59 average. After doing todays 3 mile tempo run at 6:01 I think it will be difficult to do it, but I'm gonna try.

Time 70:50, Mile avg - 6:59

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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
6.000.000.000.006.00

Morning run, Temp 60'

Trying to get my legs fully recovered by running easy today.

Time 49:09,  Mile avg. - 8:12

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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
6.203.003.000.0012.20

Morning run, Temp 66'

It must be getting close to the WBR because the temps are heating up.  I decided to do a 3 mile tempo run and not push it all out.  I avg. 6:13 miles or 14 seconds slower than last time I did the tempo run.  I assume a tempo run is ok 3 days before a race.  Any more runs will be very easy pace until the race.

I went on the WBR web site and viewed the winner of the 2007 WBR video contest.  It gets you excited to run and it had my neighbor in it that is a great runner. 

Distance 7 miles, Time 46:45,  Mile avg. - 6:41

 

Noon run, sunny, windy, temp 90'

Decided I needed to get use to the heat for the WBR.  Ran with Tyler.  The sun and heat definately have an effect.

Distance 5.2 miles,  Time 43:05,  Mile avg. - 8:17

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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
5.350.000.000.005.35

Noon run, sunny, temp. 85'

One final attempt to get use to the heat for Ragnar.  Easy run with a few speed ups to get the legs primed.  No running tomorrow for me just dreams of speed and road kill.

Time 41:35,  Mile avg .- 7:46

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Race: Ragnar WBR Leg 1&13 (13.64 Miles) 00:00:00, Place overall: 35, Place in age division: 2
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
0.000.0013.640.0013.64

The Wastach Back Relay was fun in an unusual way as usual.  I'm glad to be on team "2 Slow 2 Win 2 Dumb 2 Quit" with great people and good runners.  We took 35th overall and 2nd in the submasters men division with a 24:21:15.

I ran in van#1 in the order of 1) me, 2) Kevin, 3) Will, 4) Scott, 5) Tom, & 6) Paul.  We started at 3PM.  I was hoping to win my leg as I started the run but when I heard Ron Greenwood was also running that leg I figured 2nd place was probably my new goal.  It was fun riding up to the Logan with the team and around the race and watching all the runners.  Being the 1st runner has its advantages.  I got to start the race with about 20 other runners which makes it feel like a normal race.  I was feeling gooood.  I started off fast and was in the led until we turned a few blocks down the road so I at least impressed the people watching the start.  Very soon after turning the corner Ron slowly passed me.  My 1st mile was in 5:55 and my average for the 5.15 miles which had a net elevation gain of 65 feet was a 6:15.  I was happy because Ron only beat me by about 45 seconds and I got 2nd.

My 2nd leg started at about 11pm.  It was 1 mile to the top of Trappers loop summit and then 7.5 miles steep down.  My miles were as follows: 7:59, 5:30, 5:34, 6:02, 6:21, 5:43, 5:26, 5:39, last .49 was in 5:57 avg.  The total was a 6:02 avg.  I had to slow done on mile 5 because my left quad started twitching like it didn't like the down hill abuse and was thinking of cramping up or I probably would have gone sub 6 avg for the leg.  Net elevation loss was 1400 feet.

See next days blog report of 3rd leg that starts at 7AM 

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Race: Ragnar WBR Leg 25 & part of 27 (9.85 Miles) 00:00:00, Place overall: 35, Place in age division: 2
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
0.004.005.850.009.85

I started Leg 25 at about 7AM.  It started at the south end of Rockport Reservoir and gradually climbed up to Oakley city with about a 400 foot net elevation gain.  It was about 43 degrees but the sun had come up so overall great running temperature compared to yesterdays 1st leg of about 85 degrees.  My body wasn't happy that I was doing yet another fast run with little sleep.  Right of the bat my side started aching but not bad and after about a mile I started to feel a little better and I started to speed up.  The team gave me some water after about 2 miles and I was thirsty for it, even in the cooler temperatures.  Probably wasn't rehydrated quite enough.  At about mile 3 my left quad decided it wanted to cramp up and I actually walked for about 30 seconds.  I HATE walking in a race.  Anyway I started up slowly and kept increasing the pace and my body let me do it.  From then on I was able to run good.  I picked off 31 people on that leg. 

It felt really good to be done.  I drank alot of fluid and was feeling happy.  Kevin ran after me  on leg 26 and handed off to Will.  After Kevin recovered, who took some great pictures during the race, we got back in the suburban and headed down the road.  After about a mile we saw Will walking.  It was then that I guessed I might get another opportunity to run.  We talked to Will and his knee was bothering him.  I took off my sweats and he gave me the batton and off I was again.  This was a fun leg for me because there was no expectations of how I was suppose to do.  I took the 1st mile easy with a 7:17 trying to get my body adjusted to the idea of running again then I picked up the pace as the course started to go down hill.  the next miles were 6:45, 6:31, 6:43, and .24 miles in 6:30 avg.  with an overall average of 6:48.

Everyone on the team had a fun time and many stories to tell.  Tom ran great but wasn't pleased with his results, Kevin was running after breaking his leg in several places a year ago,  Paul and Scott ran tough.  Kerry ran the second to last leg of about 6.9 miles in the heat and looked wasted at the finish but happy.  Unforturnatley Steve found out his dad had a stroke right after the race.  Hope everything is ok.  Anyways lots of stories and memories.

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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
5.200.000.000.005.20

Noon run, sunny, temp. 92'

Decided it was time to try a run after the WBR.  Everything seems to be working fine.  Unfortunately, I forgot my socks.  I've never run without sock but I gave it a try.  Everything was fine until about mile 3.  Then my arch started rubbing the shoe and by the time I was done I had a nice little blister.  Oh well.

Time 42:00,  Mile avg. - 8:05

Comments(1)
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
7.000.000.000.007.00

Morning Run, Temp. 65'

Last week of junk food and no running was fun but it didn't energize me for this mornings run or maybe I need a new race to focus on to get me going.

Time 53:30,  Mile avg. - 7:39

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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
121.0512.5028.492.00164.04
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