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STRIDERS HALF MARATHON

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Location:

UT,USA

Member Since:

Feb 27, 2006

Gender:

Male

Goal Type:

Other

Running Accomplishments:

(2008) 5k Magna Classic (15:18)

(2007) Ogden Marathon (2:29:31)

(2007) St George Marathon (2:25:18)

 

 


Masters PRs:

17:09-2nd place Masters-

    Draper Days 5k (2013)

 

1:16:58-2nd place Masters-

    Utah Valley Half Marathon (2013)

 

Short-Term Running Goals:

Sub 2:40 at Deseret News Marathon. Never quite conquered that beast yet.

Long-Term Running Goals:

Run a good marathon again in the future.

Personal:

 

    
 

 

 

Miles:This week: 0.00 Month: 0.00 Year: 212.20
Brooks T-7 Lifetime Miles: 1193.31
Brooks T-7 Lifetime Miles: 1031.20
Saucony Fastwitch A-5 Lifetime Miles: 617.50
Skechers Go Run Lifetime Miles: 496.50
Saucony Kinvara 3 Lifetime Miles: 816.50
Brooks T-7 (used) Lifetime Miles: 1113.00
Saucony Kinvara 4 Lifetime Miles: 542.50
Brooks T-7 Lifetime Miles: 922.90
Brooks T-7 Lifetime Miles: 1051.50
Saucony Fastwitch Blueberry Lime Squeeze ) Lifetime Miles: 788.00
Nike Pegasus Lifetime Miles: 1008.10
Reebok Running Shoe Lifetime Miles: 442.35
Under Armour Black Micro Lifetime Miles: 463.00
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
72.0029.2014.003.00118.20
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I think I'm just going to do 10 miles today in light of the race this weekend. I felt really good this morning and so I decided to get my LT run in. Jack Daniels has had his athletes do consecutive hard workouts in order to allow 3-4 full days of recovery before a race. I can see the wisdom in this as long as you don't overdo it on any one day. 4 mile Progression run at 5:36 to 5:15 with last mile in 5:06. 85-95% mhr. Parkway.


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AM-6 pre race easy miles on my parkway trail loop.  6:44/mi avg.  .5 mi at 2:37.  70-75% mhr.

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AM-Easy 6 miles today on the mill. 6:09/mi avg. 4x1 min with 1 min recovery at 1:15-1:17 for economy and form practice.  Parkway trail and 7th east loop. Slightly hilly. 

PM-No run, just rest for the half and leading up to the marathon. 

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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
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AM-Easy 6 miles with a half mile in 2:34 on the trail. 6-6:45/mi. Felt really easy today. Having a hard time holding back and I feel like kicking the barn door in!

By the way is there anyone that I can ride up with tomorrow to the Striders Half ?  I live in Sandy, Utah. Thanks! 

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Race: STRIDERS HALF MARATHON (13.1 Miles) 01:16:40
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AArgh!!!! I don't know what else to say. A frustrating and tough race today overall.

Took a wrong turn and lost 3-4 min somewhere. I turned left at somewhere between mile 11-12 and did not figure out what was going on until I realized HEY!!! I can 't see Logan anymore! Oh jeez... I turned around and finished the race, and after motioning to Clyde next to me, proceeded to relieve myself of Gatorade orally. Sorry, It's what happened. Oh well I did the best I could. Teren and Logan were just awesome and after mile two I knew I had better back off or else. Clyde is really starting to improve again and I soon expect to be running neck and neck with him sometime soon. But all in all it was really fun though... Dark Horse out.

PS-Sorry about the 5th grade writing quality, I was in a hurry. Dark Horse out...

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Easy 10 miles today. Yeah I know it's Sunday Sasha.  Needed to get out though as I was feeling cooped up from being inside all day.  1:09:46 total time. 6:58/mile average. 70% mhr.

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AM-Had our first group session coaching today at the oval. You should start seeing some new blogs popping up as I encouraged everyone to keep record. We were originally going to do a ladder session but ran out of time. However we still managed to get in a good workout complete with speed changes. After everyone left I proceeded to finish the full workout listed as follows; 2x400m, 800m, 1000m, 1000m, plateauing in effort and now coming down the ladder with an 800m, 400m and a quick 200m finished with a kick at the end. All done with complete rest. As the season progresses and everybody gets better I will start to cut the rest down little by little at 5k goal pace. Everyone did great and it was a pleasure to meet you all and I know we are going to do really well this year.

PM-6 miles easy pace. No time just easy jogging.

PM-2-Hmm-Got into a duel with some friends about who could run the fatsest mile. Being Irish and such AS WELL AS GERMAN I had to oblige.  The results were not pretty to say the least.  More too follow later.

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Six easy miles out jogging on the trail. 7:20-7:30/mile pace. Just punching the clock, so to speak. I keep wondering what kind of toll this is going to take on my arms carrying a three pound torch for 26.2 miles. Has any one done this before?

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Easy 6 miles this morning on the parkway trail at 6:30-6:40/mile average pace.  Stretching and strides at 1 mile race pace.  

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Easy 5 miles on the treadmill at 7/min mile average with mainly slow paced running and then some strides at the end.

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Did a very easy run this morning and with the exception of running a few segments at MP pace the majority of the run was at 7-7:30/mile pace.  7th east and 114th out and back course.

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Race: UTAH VALLEY MARATHON (26.2 Miles) 02:37:08, Place overall: 1, Place in age division: 1
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A rough day today, but a win nonetheless eh.. with some cash and a nice Swiss made watch to wear home. I woke up yesterday and had a nice little tickle in the back of my throat and by night time a sore throat and runny nose! Oh yeah, Murphy's law at it's finest I thought. But I had made the commitment to run and I knew I had a pretty good chance for first, so I went anyway. The first 12-13 miles were great and I really thought I could just keep going forever at a good clip. But by 18 it became clear I was not going to get the time I wanted. Oh well I thought, and with Sasha's help pacing and holding the Gator bottle I managed to make it home with a respectable time.  All in all a good run on a really scenic course. I only hope I have some legs for next week! So everyone bring your turning fork as you may be scraping up some roadkill next Saturday.

I have to say by the way I have never seen a race director go out of their way like Hyrum Oaks did on this race. He overcame some pretty tough obstacles to put this race on. And he even gave me a personal tour of the course the day before. Way to go Hyrum!     Dark Horse out....

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No run today, In fact I'm not sure when I will be able to run again. It seems that I have had my good fortune run out a bit at the last marathon. You see, I took a nice little spill on my cursed motorcycle. And it's put me out of commission for a little while.  Fortunately I was not injured too badly and I hope I might be able to recover as soon as possible.  I consider myself to be very lucky on this one and I'm still shaking as I write this entry.

Next time I may not be so lucky. So any of you ever get the idea of buying one, Do yourself a favor and shake your head so you can get all of the rocks out first. Then and only then will you be able to make a good decision.   Dark Horse out...

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I think I am going to blog anyway despite the fact that I can't run for a while.  It might actually give me something to do and think about while I'm laid up for a while. So I'll  let you know when I have something interesting to say. But for now though I'll just go and attend my little pity party for the injured.     Dark Horse out....

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Played a little soccer with Ian today and the tendons were still pretty tight and a bit sore. I am going to try a little more jogging on Sunday. I just need to be cautious as everything just feels so tight however.  Thanks everyone who left the words of encouragement on my blog. It really helps to still hear from some one once in awhile.

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Well,  My heel and lower leg have finally started to show some improvement. However, I fear my achilles tendon has suffered some real damage and as to the extent, I'm afraid to know. Oh well.. I was getting to old for this crap anyway.     Both hobbies that is....  

After I get through writing this I'm going to go for a walk through Liberty park just outside the cyber cafe that I'm at right now.  Oh my, being in here has shown me how much Salt Lake has really changed since I was younger.  The young twenty somethings that seem to frequent this joint really kinda make me feel old right now.  That's ok though because I'm really enjoying the atmosphere right now and  I'm just not ready to get back to reality just yet.  Besides, I want to watch this guy's Australian sheep herding dog do some cool tricks here in a minute.   Dark Horse out....

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Jogged for a 100 meters today without too much pain. I feel blessed considering that it could have been a lot worse. Tomorrow I'll try for 200 meters. Dark Horse out....

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Well, I think I may be able to go for a couple of miles tomorrow if all holds out well. I have been really cautious about getting out there and hopefully it's paid off.  Looking forward to it very much.

You know it really is a blessing to just be able to do it. Forget the trophys, the PR and such. You can't really know how great something is until you almost lose it.  Dark Horse out..  

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Hey, Did not quite make it on the distance today.  Started to feel some weird pain in the lower calf, which happens to also be where the bike made a nice impression when it landed originally. 

Start over again tomorrow I suppose. In the meantime I will try to think of some new workouts to try for the girls on Monday. 

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