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February 2007

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Location:

Spanish Fork,UT,USA

Member Since:

Jan 15, 2007

Gender:

Male

Goal Type:

Age Division Winner

Running Accomplishments:

Lifetime PRs:

Marathon: 3:07:59 2013 Big Cottonwood Marathon 

1/2 Marathon: 1:24:30 2008 St. George Painters

10K: 38:39 2008 SLCTC

5K: 18:44 2009 Nestle Art City Days 

50-54 AD PRs:

1/2 Marathon: 1:42:33 2016 Nebo

10K: 46:10 2016 Speedy Spaniard

5K: 21:30 2016 Anything for Auni

 

Short-Term Running Goals:

2018 plans: 

  • Work on core strength
  • Lose 5 lbs
  • Don't run any marathons
  • Have fun!

 

Long-Term Running Goals:

Consistently place in the top 5 of my age division as long as my body will allow it.

Beat Terry Bean at any distance at least one time before I depart this earth.

Take care of mind and body so I can be in it for the long haul. Don't do STUPID THINGS!

Run until I'm 99 with Kim by my side and remember that EVERY RUN IS A GREAT RUN!

Peace of mind by striving to live like this

 

Personal:

I've been married to the lovely Kimberly for 31 years. We have 5 great kids.

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Miles:This week: 6.00 Month: 87.00 Year: 866.75
Saucony Fastwitch #1 Lifetime Miles: 65.50
Asics Gel Exalt #3 Lifetime Miles: 536.50
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Crosstrain day: 20min Bike, 20min Stairs

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Weight-train day

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Disastrous weekend. Went to bed Friday looking forward to a nice 16-miler LSD run the next day but then promptly got some nasty stomach flu and spent most of the night running to the john. Also got fever/chills and achey all-over. It was obvious by about 2am that the Saturday day run was NOT going to happen. So I spent all day Saturday pretty much laying around feeling horrible, didn't eat much and tried to sleep when I could. I've guess I should feel lucky I haven't been sick for about a year and a half and haven't had to miss a long run forever.

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Payback Day!! Finally..what a beatiful day for a run. With the Saturday sickness laying around there were a few things (besides the run) I hadn't accomplished that needed to be done so I decided to take 1/2 day off work.  Went out for a run-in-the-sun and decided to do something I haven't done for a while---just run for fun, don't look at the watch and just enjoy the beatiful day. I was totally pumped by the weather and decided to run down a few roads I've never tried before. This was mostly good but I did sort of get lost for a bit and ended up going a few more miles than planned. But at least this makes me feel better about the missed Saturday run. I did run out of gas pretty good after about 11-12 miles, probably due to lingering effects of flu and not eating much over the weekend (but hey I finally may have finally got rid of one of those holiday xtra pounds!!)

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Tried doing my usual Monday treadmill interval workout outside in the nice weather. Thought I felt good at the start but it was quickly obvious I didn't have it going today. I guess (hope?) between the weekend flu and running long on Monday I had no gas in the tank. Ended up averaging about 15 sec/mile slower on my interval pace compared to what I had been doing.

Hopefully next week will be better.

 

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Crosstrain 40 minutes: 20 bike, 20 stairs. I think I'll stick with this routine for another month or so and then replace this workout with another run workout as I start adding 2-a-day and eventually even a few 3-a-day runs to get ready for the relay.

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Crosstrain: Weights, bike, stretch.

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4.507.000.000.0011.50

Tried to hold my flat course marathon pace (around 8:00) for most of the run. Was able to get 7 miles between 7:45 and 8:15 and felt pretty good until about mile 9 or so. Hamstrings seem to be getting a little better.

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After a slow mile warmup on the treadmill I ran the Eagles View hill course with Paul for the 1st time in a very long time. I was pleased that it felt a bit easier than expecting going up the hills but I was pretty much spent the last 1/2 mile or so and couldn't quite keep up with Paul who finished very strong. Our GPS watches didn't want to agree on pace but I think we decided we ended up somewhere just over 38 minutes and something under 8 min/mile overall pace. I definitely get a better workout running with others rather than solo...thanks Paul.

Note: This was also 1st day breaking in some new Asic Gel 2120's, the shoes felt great.

 

 

 

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Lakeview run with Paul, Nate and Cory. Plan was to follow Sasha's suggestion to do 3-5 mile run at 7:00 pace rather than the interval workout I have been doing. Since this was the first time doing this workout we decided to play it conservative and just go for 3 miles today. All-in-all I think we did pretty good, it was a little tough the 1st mile and 1/2 with the wind against us but once we turned around and got the breeze out our back we picked up the pace and were able to speed up each mile. I was certainly impressed with all the other runners who all had legitimate reasons not to do well on this run. According to my GPS paces for the fast miles were 7:02, 6:57, and 6:46 which I think averages to around 6:55.

Perhaps next week we can shoot for 3.25 or 3.5 miles

 

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Longest run since SGM. I misjudged a bit and ended up going a little longer than intended. Had to go the last 5 miles by myself and pretty much felt totally out of gas the last 3 miles or so. I ran the first 10-12 miles around 8:00-8:45 pace and the last miles very slow (9-10). I should have probably ran the first 1/2 slower and saved more energy for the last 1/2 and maybe I could have picked it up toward the end. Felt pretty tired all day Saturday.

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Originally intended to run up Loafer canyon in the morning, however the snowstorm quickly ended that idea. Didn't actually run until 4pm, for some reason I never seem to have a good run at this time of day. I ran from my house down to the river bottoms and did some half-hearted hill repeats. Had an upset stomach for some reason so I didn't push it much and was happy to get home to quickly head for the john. Maybe I have the same lingering junk that Kerry has.

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Crosstrain: Bike/Weights/Stair.  Still low on energy today, didn't work very hard. Decided to start estimating/indicating equivalent runnings for my cross-training workouts. I'm not sure exactly how accurate this might be but I wanted to at least get some credit for my cross-training efforts.

 

 

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Lakeview tempo run with Paul and Cory. Went a 1/4 mile further than last week, averaging just under 7 min pace again. Considering 7 min/mi. is supposed to be my 10K pace I was really hoping this run would feel a bit easier.

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Crosstrain 40 minutes: Bike/Stair

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Saturday AM long run with the SF running crowd. Lots of people showed up, made for a fun, social run. Wanted to hold 8:00 - 8:15 pace for most of the run and was able to for the most part. However I still find I tire out after around 8 miles. My high hamstring tendonitis seems to have a lot to do with it.

Here are my mile splits:

1- 9:37

2- 8:12

3- 8:09

4 - 8:16

5 - 8:05

6 - 8:19

7 - 8:21

8 - 8:14

9 - 8:23

10 - 8:12

11 - 8:10

12 - 9:00

12.6 - 8:29

 

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After mile warmup on treadmill ran Eagle View with Paul and Cory. I don't think any of us were terribly motivated to begin with, however we charged up the hill in pretty good time and I felt like we pushed it pretty well on the way back.  I was grateful to be running with the group today as I never would have worked nearly as hard running solo.

Splits as follows (my watched glitched the 1st mile so I'm just guessing on that mile):

1 - 8:30 ?

2- 8:24

3 - 8:32

4 - 7:35

5 - 7:04

Oh yeah, I guess I also ran a slow (9:30??) mile on the treadmill.

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Good day. Bad run.  Ran later than usual today due to taking day off from work to take my son to the MTC. The last couple days have been a bit of an emotional roller coaster. I had hoped to continue the Wednesday pattern of doing are 7:00m/mi tempo runs doing something over 3 miles at that pace. However after 2 miles it was obvious it wasn't going to happen today as I fought nausea for most of the run. Rather than list my pitiful split times I decided to list my top 5 excuses for having such a bad run, listed in order of probability.

1) The gigantic breakfast I had this morning at IHOP (Spinach & mushroom omelette with 3 huge pancakes on the side). I was burping it up throughout the run, eccentuating the nausea effect. I may not be eating at IHOP for a while.

2) Running solo instead of with my inspiring running partners.

3) Emotional letdown after all the MTC excitement during the week.

4) Ran too hard on Monday.

5) I am a wimp (actually this should be probably be higher in the list)

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