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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:

2017 plans: 

  • Work on core strength
  • Lose 5 lbs
  • Run a marathon and feel good about the results afterward
  • 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 30 years. We have 5 great kids.

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Miles:This week: 20.00 Month: 117.30 Year: 1419.90
Hoka Stinson #1 Lifetime Miles: 343.35
Saucony Fastwitch #1 Lifetime Miles: 64.50
Asics Gel Exalt #1 Lifetime Miles: 489.30
Asics FuzeX Lyte #1 Lifetime Miles: 197.80
Asics Gel Exalt #2 Lifetime Miles: 149.80
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
44.0012.000.000.0056.00
Asics DSTrainer18 #2 Miles: 16.00Asics DSTrainer17 #5 Miles: 15.00Asics DSTrainer18 #1 Miles: 25.00
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
8.000.000.000.008.00

Nice morning run. A little bit of soreness in the hammies from Saturday's downhill run but less that what I felt last Monday after Hobble Creek. All in all feeling really good lately I hope it keeps up!

Later got to the gym before lunch for 30 min XT + core.

8:37

Asics DSTrainer18 #2 Miles: 8.00
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
7.002.000.000.009.00

Decided to run a little later in the day to try and get more used to running in the heat. Also decided to do some uphill running so my uphill muscles don't feel too neglected with all these downhill runs. Between the uphill and sunshine I felt pretty pooped by the end.

8:30

Asics DSTrainer17 #5 Miles: 9.00
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
8.000.000.000.008.00

Eight miles in the early morning. Later got to the gym for 30 min XT.

8:27

Asics DSTrainer18 #2 Miles: 8.00
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
5.004.000.000.009.00

Another dandy run down Payson Canyon in the early morning. Pushed the pace a bit especially the last 4 miles trying to get a feel for what pace I can hold a week from Saturday for the Nebo 1/2 marathon. I'm thinking I should be able to do 6-6:30 on the steep sections (which is basically most of the first 10 miles of the race) then try to stay just under 7's the last 3 miles when you hit the flat sections and rollers. Maybe I can sneak in under 1:25?

Also went to the gym before lunch for 30 min XT + core.

6:52

Asics DSTrainer18 #1 Miles: 9.00
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
6.000.000.000.006.00

Nice & easy 6 miler in the early morning.

8:51

Asics DSTrainer17 #5 Miles: 6.00
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
10.006.000.000.0016.00

Shortened the originally planned 20+ miler and just did 16 miles due to my impulse decision to sign up for Big Cottonwood Marathon in 2 weeks.

I figured since I seem to be showing signs of peaking the last couple of weeks I'd give myself 2 shots at having a decent marathon instead of putting all my eggs in the SGM basket. Also BCM looks crazy downhill and fast, possibly 5 min quicker than SGM. And since I now have Quads-Of-Steel due to tons of downhilll running the last couple months I might as well go for it.

Hopefully I'm not doing a dumb thing. I'll go ahead and begin to taper and drop my plans of racing Nebo 1/2 marathon next week and instead help pace Kim to a sub 1:40. Depending on how BCM goes I'll decide whether to race SGM in 4 weeks or do the pacing gig again. Fun stuff!

8:07

Asics DSTrainer18 #1 Miles: 16.00
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
44.0012.000.000.0056.00
Asics DSTrainer18 #2 Miles: 16.00Asics DSTrainer17 #5 Miles: 15.00Asics DSTrainer18 #1 Miles: 25.00
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