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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
94.3041.001.700.00137.00
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
5.000.000.000.005.00

Went to the Doc. this morning, they took X-rays and found out I have very healthy knees.  He said my knees have many more miles left in them.  He also said I have Pes Anserine Tendonitis, which is the swollen ham sting tendons that rap around the inside of your knee.  He gave me some stretches to lenghten out the tendons and told me to start running 2-3 times a week with a long run going from this Satuday of 8 miles to next Saturday of 12, then 16.

He gave me a perscription for Prednisone if strechting and icing don't do the trick.  I'm suppose to call in and tell him how todays run went and continue to call in weekly.  I should have gone in earlier but I was so busy and I thought it would go away on its own.

SGM here I come!

Noon run, sunny temp 75'

It felt great to run again and dream of running a marathon.  The tendons did ache but not bad enough to stop the run.

Time 40:00,  Mile avg. 8:00

 

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Noon at gym

2 miles running 8:00/mile on the treadmill.  Don't tell my doc.  The pain was no worse than yesterday.

10 minutes on bike

10 minutes on eliptical.  A few weights.

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Morning run, temp 58'

Dallas wanted to run so I went with him. 

Time 24:55,  Mile avg. - 8:18

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Morning run, Windy, Temp 62'

I didn't notice my tendonoitis on the up hill but on the down hill it was raring its ulgy self.  I ran the up slope miles in the same time I ran the down slope miles just so my tendonitis wouldn't hurt as much.  My doc. said it was probably the down hill that caused it and to stay away from down hill running for awhile.

The Doc. started me on my cortoson type pills Friday.  Hopefully, the pills will kick in and at least temporarily take care of the problem as I try to stretch out the tendons.   

I'm not use to running 10 miles any more.  I was getting tired at the end.  I've run more miles by Sept 4th than I ran the entire month of August.  Hopefully, my body can handle the quick pickup into running mode.

Time 1:26:45,  Mile avg. - 8:35

 

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Evening run, temp 85'

Dallas's Soccer coach asked for a volunteer to help condition the team once a week.  My wife volunteered me.  We did core stuff and did a 2 mile run and some sprints and some relay games.  For the 2 mile run I had garmin hold me to an 8 minute mile.  Most of the boys stayed with me, some started lagging the second mile.  They all thought it was cruel punishment.

My leg is still bugging me.  I was hoping those pills would do the trick.  When I do the stretches prescribed it always makes it hurt.  I'll have to ask the Doc to see if I'm suppose to stretch it the way they showed cause it flares it up.  However, when I took several weeks off and made sure I wasn't doing anything to make it flare up it didn't go away.  Stupid leg. 

I hope I can make it to the finish line at SGM with this new low mileage program I'm on.

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Morning run, temp 63'

I decided I wanted to see if there was any marathon speed in my legs.  I went out and pushed the pace.  The leg didn't hurt to much.  I'm a little skeptical but maybe the leg is getting a little better.  Anyway, I was able to get a decent pace going concidering the lack of training.  Sadly my hips ache a little from just 7 miles. 

Time 51:41,  Mile avg. - 7:23

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Morning Run, Temp 51'

If I could just find an out and back course that is uphill both ways my leg wouldn't hurt.

Time 32:40,  Mile avg. - 8:10

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Morning run, temp 45'

Great morning for a run, nice cool weather to help the leg out.  The 3 IBprofin worked well.  The pain on the down hill was very low.  Best the leg has felt yet.  Hope the trend continues and I don't flare it up trying to push in some higher mileage. 

I was getting run down by the end of the 13 miles.  13 more after that would have been rough.  SGM be kind to me.

Time 1:47:05,  Mile avg. - 7:49

 

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6.302.000.000.008.30

Noon run, Sunny, breezy, temp. 85

Wow, I'm not use to the heat anymore.  Last few miles were tuff.

Time 64:30,  Mile avg. - 7:46

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Noon at the Gym

10 Minutes on the Bike, 10 on the Eliptical and 2 miles at 4% incline at 8 minute pace.

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Noon run, sunny, temp 75

After taking August off, my muscles are complaining about getting back into things so quick.  They were getting fatiged at the end of todays run.

My tendon problem is still around but it doesn't hurt much after I get about a half mile into the run.  I really would like it to go away.  I'm worried about all the down hill miles at the SGM.

Time 66:10,  Mile avg. - 7:36

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Evening running with the soccer team, temp. 80'

We did some pushups and core stuff then ran a mile at 8 Min. pace then more pushups, core then another mile at 8 min. pace then again but last mile at fast pace.  I offered candy bars to anyone on the team that could beat me in the last mile.  I ran a 6:07 and noone beat me.  There was a player that got a 6:18 and another got a 6:35 and Dallas got a 6:50.  No wonder our team isn't the best team, they can't even beat a 45 year old man.

 

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Noon at Gym.

10 min. on the bike, 10 on the eliptical and 1 mile at 8:30 pace 4% grade.

I was going to do a couple of miles but my stupid tendon was acting up today.  I'm planning on 18 miles tomorrow.  Hope it works out.

 

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Race: Sandy FireStation 18 Mile Run (18.7 Miles) 02:25:53, Place overall: 2, Place in age division: 1
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
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Sandy Fire Station 18 Mile run. 

The race started at 7:35am with a temperature of 64' and the temp. was 75' at the finish.  The 1st 10 miles climbs about 800-900 ft then you come back down to the start in the last 8 miles.  There are a few sections around mile 8 & 9 that were pretty steep as you get closer to the canyons.  The race goes by 5 different fire stations.

I stared out the race way to fast.  I tried to tell myself this was a training run for the SGM but my mind wouldn't listen.  At about mile 5 at the second fire station I was in 4th place and there were 2 guys right behind me.  They were suppose to tell us to turn around but they said go straight.  Before they realize there error the top 6 runners were heading to nowhere.  A truck picked up the 1st 3 runners and a motorcycle cop turned me around and the 2 guys right behind me.  The truck then came to pick us up but by that time I was back to the fire station and just thought I'd get a little extra training in.  I wasn't thinking about placing and if they had prize money.  The two guys that were just behind me hopped in the truck and off they went.  I didn't have anyone in front of me for about 5 miles as I was in 6th place. 

My legs were getting hammered worse than I thought they would.  I'm just not in the shape I would like to be in.   I passed 5th place at about mile 10 and caught up to 4th place at about mile 13 and ran with him for about 4 miles.  My legs were more wasted then I was hoping they'd be for the pace I put them through but I decide to push the last 1.5 miles.  I left Mr. 4th place and to my suprise I saw 3rd and 2nd up a ways.  I decided I might as well pass them and take 2nd.  I did just that with a fast last mile around the 6 minute mark.  I got $50 in gift certificates to Sports Authority.  The winner beat me by about 2 minutes and got $75.  If I would have got a ride in the truck I'd have won.  No big deal.  Hope this helps my SGM time.

1 7:20
2 7:13
3 7:20
4 8:05
5 7:49
6 7:56
7 8:20
8 8:09
9 9:02
10 8:56
11 7:35
12 7:47
13 7:55
14 7:44
15 7:34
16 8:05
17 7:34
18 7:14
18.7 6:03

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To busy at work to run.  Plus I think my body will be happy if I take the day off due to the 18 on Saturday.

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Morning run, temp 55'

My tendonitis only hurts a little for the 1st mile then it mostly goes away.  I'm not sure if it is the IBProfin kicking in or my body's chemicals working.  But my ball of my right foot has been tender the last few runs.  It feels like it is swollen so you get the feel that your shoe is pushing up into the ball of your foot.  My old man body just doesn't want to cooperate lately. 

Time 51:03,  Mile avg. - 7:18

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Morning run, temp 65'

What's up with this weather?  We're suppose to have some cold days is September so when I go down to St. George to run the marathon it is a joy to get in the heat again.

Time 55:53,  Mile avg. - 7:59

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Morning run, temp 53'

Just pluggin along hoping my body will hold together a little longer.

Time 56:40,  Miles 7,  Mile avg. 8:06

 

Evening with the Soccer team, Temp 75'

Ran 3 one mile runs with pushups and situps etc inbetween.  I figured out how to motivate the players.  I told them I'd run at an 8 minute pace and if everyone didn't beat me we would have to do an extra mile.  Amazingly everyone beat me easily all 3 miles.

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Race: SOJO Half Marathon (13.5 Miles) 01:34:30, Place overall: 10, Place in age division: 1
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The SOJO half started in Cooperton in the sun at about 8:10 and dropped in elevation 1200 feet to the river bottoms of South Jordan.  The 1st 11 miles have all the drop and the last 2 miles are flat running along the river bottom.  When I finished the temperatures were only in the mid to upper 60's.  This was the first year of the race and I think they had to many people register for a 1st year run.  I think between the full, half and 5K they had over 800.  Anyway, they had busing problems.  About 2 or 3 buses worth started at 8:30.  They also sent the half marathon on the same finish as the full marathon which added about .3-.4 tens of a mile to the half.  However, the finish was great food wise.  I love Fat Boy Ice Cream sandwiches.  They had bagels, and muffins and fruit etc...

I'm not sure what place I came in because I had to leave to get to Soccer games.  However, I do know that I got chicked. 

I came in 10th overall out of 450 and 1st of 12 in my age division.

I tried to hold back a little so I wouldn't waist my legs for St. George, I decided I'd try to run around 7 minute miles.  Taunia meet me on her bike for a couple of miles around mile 6 & 7 and I slowed down so I could talk better.  When I hit the river path I decided to push the pace.  The 1st mile on the path felt pretty good but the 2nd mile started hurting and then when the race went 0.4 miles long it kept hurting more than I was hoping for.  I probably passed about 5-6 people on the river path and a few of them looked like they were around my age division.

Mile 1 6:58 6:58
2 6:52 13:50
3 6:56 20:46
4 6:56 27:42
5 7:03 34:45
6 7:22 42:07
7 7:15 49:22
8 7:03 56:25
9 7:02 63:27
10 7:03 70:30
11 7:00 77:30
12 6:34 84:04
13 6:43 90:47
13.1 0:44 91:31

My Garmin said Miles 13.54 at an average of 6:59 mile pace.  The last .54 miles were at a 6:50 pace.

 

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Morning run, temp 60'

Crazy temperatures for the end of September. 

I must have pushed a little to hard at the SOJO half Saturday, cause I was still sore today.  My tendonitis didn't like it either, it was aching more today than it has in 3-4 weeks.  Hopefully with lower miles and easy running it will recover some.

Time 44:30,  Mile avg. 8:53

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Morning run, Temp. 58'

There is something about going to St. George to run the marathon that is exciting even if you are partially injured and couldn't train properly.  Maybe it is the excitment of the unknown.  Anyway, I hope everyone has a great race and a fun time. 

Time 50:30,  Mile avg. - 8;25

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