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July 2012

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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: 23.50 Month: 23.50 Year: 235.70
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
150.0013.006.003.00172.00
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
6.000.000.000.006.00

6 miles medium aerobic run at 75-80% mhr out and back.  Lots of apricots coming off of the trees on the side of the trail.  Saw one guy off his bike just munching away like he was having brunch or something. 

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6.000.000.000.006.00

6 miles this evening after work.  40 minutes on the bike today also and another other scorcher of a day.   Hammy feeling better just a bit but I'll take it any day over being worse I guess.

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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
7.000.000.000.007.00

7 miles at 6:20-40 pace for most of the run and later a 1 hr spin on the bike this morning.  Felt awesome today and other than some residual tightness however the cadence was quick, easy, and light today for a change. It only took just a little over a mile to warmup.   Has been a while but it's sure nice though:)   

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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
5.000.000.000.005.00

An easy wake up 5 miler at 7/min pace on the trail.  So warm and humid this morning that it felt a bit like a sauna but just took it easy and enjoyed it.

 

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Hard run with 3x4 min at 5k effort and with equal rest interval. Mainly to wind out some excess energy today. Unfortunately it accomplished just enough to stiffen the hamstring and piriformis again as usual.  I can only imagine what would happen if I ever ran another marathon.  I would more than likely lose the hamstring for good at this point. Even the doctor keeps telling me to give it more and more time but I've given it months now and exhausted every option so far that is available to me. I'll still run, just not on the level I used to.

 So I've been wondering for the last while whether it's perhaps time to retire and bow out gracefully now while the getting is good.  I've ran some good times in my running career while also sharing and experiencing equally good times with friends and the running community. That being said; again maybe it's time to move on and pursue some other important areas in life now. Ie-career etc.  Lets face it I'm 41 going on 42 and it's not like I'm going to make a living or retire at this now anyway. In the end nobody will really remember what place you took or what time in what race except for maybe yourself. By then it may be you yourself will have forgotten.. It will have faded into yesteryear along with so many other times and stats.  They; (people, friends and loved ones) will however remember the day you gave them a ride to a race, or the endless miles of jogging and companionship during hard training before and the day you were there to lift them up and boost them onward and upward in those really difficult closing miles.  I think most of all just being there at the end to cheer and just be in the moment with them whether they were tearful and disapointed or filled with elation and joy.  And perhap even a combination of both:)  I just hope one day I will be able to look back and have those memories and not just the ones with the clock in the foreground and the check in the hand...

 Time to get on with life and move forward:)

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Church today, I was pretty much by myself but I guess that is to be expected in an all family ward.  Corbin Talley gave a great lesson as usual in Sunday school. He has a wonderful gift for really bringing the spirit into a room.  I wish I could go into some detail about the lesson but I just don't have time this morning.  Off to work:)

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2x easy 30 min spin on the bike through out the day.  Too many little errands and plus I slept through my alarm. I don't thnk a bomb blast would have woke me up for some reason which is weird because I am such a light sleeper normally..

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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
10.000.000.000.0010.00

Not watching dates on the mileage chart had this weeks miles on last week.. Sheesh.. how embarassing. 10 miles total.  This will teach me not to skip workouts.

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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
8.000.000.000.008.00

Easy 8 miles today.

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16.000.000.000.0016.00

AM-Easy 4 miles.

PM-Vo2 max with 3x mile in 5:24-5:30 ish with a roughly equal rest period.  12 miles total.

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2x 30 min easy spin on the bike doing errands.  Too much going on and too tired to run .

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AM-3 mile jog.

PM-6 miles. Pleasant out with good cloud clover and slight breeze.  7-8/min pace with some speed changes in the middle.  Had to re-edit my workouts to the correct dates this week from last week. How embarassing...  I skipped too many workouts this month and did not pay attention to dates. Not being on the mileage board kind of cued me into that:)

No Deseret News marathon this year which is ok. My boys are coming to stay with me at that time and I don't want to be too exhausted in order to have some better quality time with them.

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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
6.004.000.000.0010.00

Easy 4 miles out and back this morning before work.  Went by a lot of other runners this morning for some reason.  29:24 total time.

PM-Medium pace 6 mile run. No time, just ran and enjoyed the trail however I threw some surges in at the end to practice turnover. Hamstring is progressing slowly but surely:) 

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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
10.002.000.000.0012.00

Easy 90 minutes before church.  Very warm and humid out today. 12 miles total.

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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
7.000.000.000.007.00

AM-Easy 4 miles this morning. 

PM-Easy 3 mile jog after work.

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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
4.000.000.003.007.00

7 miles with 3x1 mile with equal jog rest.   I don't time them because it doesn't matter to me anyway.  It just makes for a solid workout when you don't have enough time:)

 

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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
3.000.003.000.006.00

6 miles out and back with 3 miles at 10k effort pace.  Rail trail out and back. 

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Easy 7 miles on the trail again.  Easy 7-8/min pace most of the way with some pickups at the end.

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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
4.004.000.000.008.00

Easy-medium hard effort run on the trail. 8 miles total. 

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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
14.000.000.000.0014.00

AM-Easy 6 mile jog this morning. 

PM-Easy-medium 8 miles on the rail trail.  The heat this afternoon made the heart rate soar of course so I had to really slow this one down. 

Left a question on the forum tonight if anyone is interested..

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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
6.003.003.000.0012.00

12 miles alternating effort between MP and 10k pace effort. Very warm even this morning but it was a late start around 9AM or so.

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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
8.000.000.000.008.00

Easy 8 mile recovery run with the last 3 picking up in pace at around 6:40-7/min/mile. 

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AM-4 easy maintenance miles./ 7-7:30/mile. 29:06.

PM-4 easy miles again this evening on the treadmill.  30:11.

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150.0013.006.003.00172.00
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