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Member Since:

Jun 01, 2013

Gender:

Male

Goal Type:

Other

Running Accomplishments:

Ran for SUU on their Cross Country/Track and Field teams

2015 Alta Track Athlete of the Year

Short-Term Running Goals:

Stay healthy and and build mileage

2023 goals:

Sub 18 5k

Sub 38 10k

Sub 5 mile

Massage gun and calf raises every day

5k sub 17

10k sub 36

Half marathon sub 1:20

Sub 3:00 fall marathon

Sub 4:40 mile

Long-Term Running Goals:

Keep running

Run the Boston Marathon at least once

Make a glorious return to spartan racing

Personal:

Married with a daughter on the way. I ran for Alta high school and was trained by Coach Murphy, he is a great coach, one of the best there is. I ran for Southern Utah University for a year or two. I am currently a doctoral student at Bowling Green State University studying industrial organizational psychology.

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Miles:This week: 4.50 Month: 12.50 Year: 112.60
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
82.450.000.000.0082.45
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
4.400.000.000.004.40

Ran to the track and did 8x200m at goal mile pace. Twas a windy night.

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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
6.250.000.000.006.25

Ran on the Battleby Darby park main trail while Becca walked. Felt good, quickly becoming my favorite area to run. Followed it up with a romantic dinner at the melting pot.

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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
4.000.000.000.004.00

4 easy miles in bg around the stadium, track, and xc course. Lots of aches and pains, might take a couple days off. Also ran right after eating at the oaks which didn't help.

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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
8.200.000.000.008.20

Forgot how much hills and altitude can break you down when you're coming from Ohio. Awesome run with Jake, definitely felt less strong than I did on Sunday 😅.

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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
7.000.000.000.007.00

Great run today. One of the last perfect weather days here in Ohio I think. I was really sore from lifting with Adam on monday, at first I thought I'd just go for like 4 miles. As the run went on I started feeling better and better and speeding up. Last mile my achilles started hurting a little.

About 1.5 mile walk after, mostly with Becca. By the end of the year I would like my average week to entail 3-4 runs of 4-8 miles and one run of 8-15 miles.

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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
5.000.000.000.005.00

Ran to the track and did 4x400m at goal 5k pace with 200m jog between each. I need find a doctor in Ohio to give me more asthma medication. It went okay today but had some asthma problems starting in the 3rd rep. Finished okay, but definitely harder than pacing workout should be. But that's how all workouts will be until I get more singulair.

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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
7.200.000.000.007.20

Ran at battelle darby while Becca walked. I started slow and then just started going a little faster as the run went on.

About a mile from the turning point a biker came into view and I decided to catch him. I had to speed up a bit to pass him, and then I kept up a good pace the rest of the run.

I thought it was getting harder and harder to maintain like 6:40 pace on the way back to the car but turns out I was speeding up on the way back, ending with a 6:20 mile. Averaged 6:45 for the 7 miles and felt great. Maybe I'll officially do a 10k at goal half marathon pace soon, so sub 38. I want to do a few runs where I run 2x2 miles at 5:55-6:05 pace before then. Would be great if I could do a half marathon in like 1:17 next spring, but starting out with anything under 1:20 will be great.

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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
4.100.000.000.004.10

Ran a little over 4 miles at a comfortable pace and walked 1. I'm feeling good about my fitness and my ability to manage injuries. The massage gun and a couple pt exercises have given me pretty good control over my achilles, hopefully that continues to improve.

I feel like I'm getting into good shaoe too. 4 miles at 7:30 pace felt like an easy walk today, as opposed to just last month when the same distance/pace felt like medium level workout.

Tomorrow I'll find out if I'm in as good shape as I think I am when I do the 2x2 mile workout at goal HM pace.

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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
8.000.000.000.008.00

2 mile warm up and then 2x2 miles at goal HM pace. It went pretty well, I ran 6:01, 6:03 for the first rep. Then I walked for a little before doing an easy mile between reps. 2nd w mile went well too, 6:01 and then 6:04. The pace was less smooth and consistent than I'd like it to be during the workout, but I'm pretty happy with the end result.

I walk/ran a little over a mile to cooldown. I'm happy with todays workout but also not super confident I could hang on to that pace for a 10k quite yet.

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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
4.000.000.000.004.00

Easy 4 miles around Niagra Falls State Park. Nice trail loop on goat island.

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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
6.200.000.000.006.20

Easy run with 4 200m strides at 5k pace.

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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
1.100.000.000.001.10

Short run in bg before lifting with Ian.

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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
4.000.000.000.004.00

Mile walk with Becca and then 4 miles easy around my neighborhoods loop. Very sore today after a lot of work on the house yesterday.

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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
7.000.000.000.007.00

Warmed up about a little over a mile and then ran 12x400 at goal 5k pace with 200m jog between each and a 2 lap recovery walk/jog between first and 2nd set of 6. Goal was to keep between 80-85 for each rep.

I didn't keep track of each reps time, but most were between 80-83 and all were in the goal range, I ended with a 77. I also let myself walk the first 50 meters of the 200 meter recoveries before the last 3 reps. Not sure whether I'll do a 800m or ks workout next, but maybe another 2x2 mile or even 2x3 mile workout before then.

I really need to get back on asthma meds before I actually race a 5k.

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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
6.000.000.000.006.00

Mile warm up and then 2x1 mile at goal 5k pace for this thanksgiving. Goal was to run under 5:45 per mile. I ran 5:39 and 5:43. First one felt really good but the 2nd one was harder than I was hoping it would be. Probably too close to my workout on saturday, but I felt like doing something faster today. I'll do an easy run on tuesday or wednesday and then either 800s, 1 ks, or a sub 18 3 mile on Thursday. Just trying out some different workouts and feeling which I like most these days. So far the 2x2 mile workout was the most fun for me, but also maybe the easiest.

Sub 18 at the thanksgiving 5k is going to be a tall order on the tough cottonwood heights course, but I'll only get into better shape before then as long as I keep running.

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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
82.450.000.000.0082.45
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