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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
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9.006.000.000.0015.00

AM-Easy 10 miles on 7th and 13th east towards the canyon.  No time just ran like an animal today; wild and free.. :) 

PM-Easy 5 mile jog on the SLCC treadmill.

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AM-10 miles. 6-6:30/mi with 2 miles in the middle around 5:40 pace.  7th east and bank loop.   Felt like a tumbleweed going down the road in some places.

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15.000.000.000.0015.00

AM-Went over to Sasha's for an easy run early this morning and felt like garbage for the most part unfortunately.  I was dizzy and just plain sick to my stomach this morning so I listened to my body and cut the run short.  A combination of being up all night studying, working graveyard shifts and just plain running too hard these past weeks I suppose.  I have this really bad habit of pushing the pace on my daily runs.  I'm worried it's going to do a number on my racing form and me if I don't reign it in and exercise more restraint.   

It was more than worth it though to go out and to meet up, have some good conversation and just plain hang out together again.  Sasha tested me on my math and self pacing skills. I always seem to amaze him how on how accurate I can get on guessing our pace at any given time.  My math however is something different..  Sasha on the other hand amazes me on his ability to calculate mathematical formulas in his head while on the run!   And then there is Jeff, barely breathing at 7/min pace!   He's just chatting along with us like it's nothing as we go.  I think Jeff McClellan is going to be a pretty tough runner this year for sure.  Anyway, I'm feeling pretty heavy and tired now so after General Conference I think I'll turn in and get some zzs finally.   Happy Easter everyone!   Darkhorse out..

PM-5 miles easy jogging. 

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AM-5 miles after work easy at 8min/mile.  7th east.

PM-5 miles easy after school at 7:30/8min mile.

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Easy 10 miles at 7-7:30 mile this after noon. 7th and 13 th east loop.

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AM-Easy 6 miles on 7th and Rio Loop. 7/min-8:00 min/mile pace.

PM-Easy 4 miles at 7-7:30/mile pace roughly.  100 meter stride outs for turnover at the end. 

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Took the day off because I felt like it today :)

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AM/PM- Evening 10 mile run at 6-7min /mile avg up to the bank and back around the long way.  Feeling better after being so busy and worn down lately 1:04 total time.

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Long run of just over 21 miles with Sasha and Jeff today, It was supposed to be a nice and easy 15!  Oh well it was fun and we were feeling good and so decided to go longer while Sasha suggested we throw in some faster stuff to mix things up.  What the heck.. I'm feeling better today I thought to myself so I guess I'm game.  The faster sections turned out to be around 5:20 pace and then with longer intervals at around six minute pace at the end of the run.  These early morning runs can be a little draining, particularly as they come at the end of my day just as everyone else is starting theirs.

 All in all it was fun and with no significant fuel issues this time but there is still some work to be done however.  The really good news is that I am starting to bounce back now from the higher volume/intensity weeks that I undertook earlier.   I'll just have to keep the daily runs nice and slow no matter how awkward they feel while managing the harder days in less frequent and in more incremental steps.  Maybe jog later for a bit. Out..

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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
12.001.000.003.0016.00

AM/PM-Easy 10 miles late afternoon at 7-7:15/mile pace.  7th and Fort Union.

PM-Hard 6 mile VO2 max run tonight with a 1 mile at MP to wake up the legs and then 3 miles progressive with no rest interval at 5:18, 5:15 and 5:07/.5%-1% incline. Wow! I always seem to run better after my bio-rhythms are more in sync.  But at 10 pm?  I feel like a vampire..

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AM/PM-10 miles progressive with last 5 at 5:45, 5:42, 5:36-40, 5:27,  5:24./ Dang it!  Did I forget to take a recovery day?  LOL!! :)

1 mile cooldown and AI stretching afterwards.

PM- 4 mile recovery run at 7-8:00/mile pace.

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AM-Easy 6 miles at 6:30-45/mile avg on 7th east before school.  Recovery day. 

PM-No run, I was pretty dang tired tonight after class and in fact I fell asleep on the couch at about 3 am this morning. I dreamed about the the LDS Conference Center, very strange..  Woke up early at about 9am and slept a solid 6 hrs.  That was good now, but I still have to go to work at 11pm! and that is kind of going to mess me up a bit for tomorrow.   Oh well,  I seem to feeling ok this morning so thats good.  I'll just take it and run with it today especially since it's turning out to be a really nice sunny day today. :)   Ahh.. sunlight!

By the way is anyone planning on not going to the OGDEN MARATHON this year?  If not I really would like to run it this year and would gladly pay you for the entry.   

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AM-Easy-medium pace 15 miler out to Draper parkway and back home.  1:39:46 total time.  Felt really good to be out today..  Time to do some serious study with the math homework and get some zzs before work so I'm not a total zombie tonight.  I feel ok right now but I sometimes wonder if I'm burning the candle at both ends.  One thing I know for sure, I have people that are like earth bound angels right now and they are really helping me out with things.  Without them I would not be able to do all of it on my own.

PM-Easy 5 miles at 7-7:30/mile pace.  JRT.  Felt good this evening after a long nap.  Did15 min of AI stretching afterwards.

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AM-Easy 5 miles today at 7:30/-8:00 mile.  7th east out and back.

PM-No run this evening. Tired and stressed.

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AM-Long run early this morning with 12 miles at marathon pace with pacing at 6:10min-5:36min/mile. Most miles at 5:45-5:50. Easy ones at 6:50-7:15/mile.   Felt good to be out this morning with such awesome spring weather.  

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AM-My body woke me up very early this morning, (Went to bed at 9 pm..) and so I stepped out at dawn to do my "gas tank emptying run." Sounds a bit crazy huh..? But it works for me and it didn't even feel too bad all though I could tell I did some serious mileage yesterday.  Out to JRT and back at an easy 7-8/min mile pace.  Most miles at 7:30-8/min pace.  

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Aerobic run of 10 miles with 5 miles at sub six minute pace. 6 miles at 6:45-7/min pace.  Hills.   Fft Union and Cottonwood area.   Carb loading every 3-4 hrs yesterday and today seemed to help dramatically.

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Just an easy medium distance run of 15 miles at 7-7:30/mile with last 3 miles at 5:42-5:50/mile.  Out to Draper trail and back.  No doubles this week for a change of routine.

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Just another easy 10 miler today. SLCC Indoor.  Throttling back the engines for Saturday. 

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Easy 6 miles at 7:30-8/min  based on pace sense.  Legs are feeling really good today. 

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Six easy miles again today with some fast strides to keep the legs alive. No time.

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Race: Thanksgiving Point Half Marathon (13.1 Miles) 01:19:06, Place overall: 2
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Yowza! Thats like the worst time I have run in a long while! LOL!   I won't make excuses, all I will say is I didn't feel good to start this morning and the course was very honest.  I went out with with Mike Vick  for the first while and kept each other company but I could tell it just wasn't going to be my day. I came in behind him about 2.5 min or so, not sure what his exact time was as he told me it was 1:16 and change.   Backed off for the rest of the race and held 6/min-6:20 pace or so until the end.   I know where I am going wrong with the training I think and have already changed some things, including slowing down my daily runs.  I'm just not getting full recovery from them.   

On a more positive note though I was pretty impressed with the size and organization of the event, good logistics, food was good and plentiful and was just overall well organized especially for it's size and being in it's first year too.  It was a nice charity event to help support the recently constructed prehistoric museum.  Another big plus was the 250 clams I got for second place, that definitely helps things right now.   Anyway I'm feeling a bit bummed about the time I got so I'm going to stop writing now, take a nap and then hopefully study for a bit later.  Darkhorse out..

 

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Easy 5 miles to loosen up the legs.  No time.

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AM-15 miles easy this afternoon up Dimple Dell loop. 7-8/min/mile.  Beautiful day:) 

Cashed my check today to pay for some badly needed shoes.  Asics Hyperspeeds, good lightweight shoe with a smooth heel to toe transition.  I can already tell these are going to be a really good flat for my running form. 


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Out to Draper and for 12 miles via 7th east.  Steady state with the first 6 around 7/min and the last 6 miles around 6/min pace.  Very windy.. Feeling more zip in the legs today so I seem to be recovering pretty well from last week.

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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
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Easy 10 miles at 6:50-7:00/mile pace.  7th and 13th east.

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Easy 10 miles at 6:40-6:50 ish pace.  9th and wheeler out and back.

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VO2 max run of 3x5 min all out with equal recovery time.   JRT out and back.

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