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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

Sub 1:20 half marathon

Long-Term Running Goals:

Keep running

Run the Boston Marathon at least once

Personal:

Married, we have one daughter so far. I ran for Alta high school and was trained by Rob Murphy, he is a great coach, one of the best there is. I also ran for Southern Utah University.

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Miles:This week: 6.25 Month: 62.55 Year: 422.15
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
48.000.000.000.0048.00
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
5.000.000.000.005.00

Cold and windy today, just an easy run with some strides. Didn't feel 100%.

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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
7.000.000.000.007.00

Dealing with some peroneal tendonitis. I noticed it a bit during my last couple runs and then Sunday/monday it was beginning to hurt when I was walking. I ordered a brace and some compression socks and gave it some rest. Was planning on just doing 4-6 today but I was feeling good and wanted to keep going towards the end. My ankle got a bit sore during the last mile or two so maybe that was a bad call.

One of the only things I'm a little bitter about in life is how bad the athletic training staff were at SUU. The guy I would always check in with before practice for my Achilles would just pinch along my tendon until he found the most painful part of it- every time I would go in, and then he'd wrap my ankle... which never seemed to do much for the Achilles. I wish I knew back then that all I needed was a massage gun and calf raises.

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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
6.250.000.000.006.25

Easy run with a couple strides at the end. Still some pain in the tendon, hopefully it's resolved by the time I get to Utah.

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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
4.250.000.000.004.25

Becca and Whitney got sick over the weekend but I have evaded the bug thus far, looks like we'll push back our flight to utah though. Pretty good run today!

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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
8.000.000.000.008.00

Solid run today, 6 strides with a couple at 5k pace, mile pace, and building up to 400m pace, then I did 6x200m at half marathon pace but iI was a little quick on them. I tested positive for covid Wednesday/Thursday but have had very few symptoms, and now Becca and Whitney are pretty much completely recovered.

We pushed back the flight to utah a week to avoid getting people sick, probably would go Monday/Tuesday but my grandma is living with my parents and twould be quite bad if she got covid. My ankle is also starting to feel pretty good, not quite 100% yet. Time to start building mileage again, hopefully haven't lost too much fitness so far this month.

Fun thing from today, my brother and I jumped on fortnite for the first time in like 5/6 years and took first in 3/4 duos games we played. Quite a fun time. Also Whitney is more and more fun to hang out with each day, nothing in life could bring me more joy than being a dad.

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7.000.000.000.007.00

Twas a cold night, my ankle/foot felt pretty good. I'll keep running in compression socks until it's totally better. Over 1000 miles for the year with this run, next year I want to run over 1500. Ideally 2000, but I won't worry about that until it's spring/summer. For the moment I just need to focus on getting up to 25-40 miles per week.

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5.000.000.000.005.00

Played racquetball and lifted a bit, then I ran up the canyon while my Dad biked. I miss doing this kind of stuff. My throat felt torn up the next day, I don't miss the air quality in Utah.

We might move back here before we have kid number 2, it's really fun to be around family and makes parenting easier. Utah is also really pretty and has lots of cool stuff. House prices, air quality, and a potentially imminent water crisis are tough to get past. I'm beginning to land more closely towards an attitude of: If Utah is doomed we should at least enjoy the last 10-20 years before it potentially becomes unlivable, and hopefully we'll figure out ways around the environmental issues.

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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
5.500.000.000.005.50

Ran up the canyon while my Dad biked, felt better than last time. Wish we could work out together more often. When I get back to Ohio I've got to get a few good training weeks in so that I can have a decent race at the half marathon, I think 1:23 is a good goal but I think I'll start the first mile at 6:40s/6:50s and work down.

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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
48.000.000.000.0048.00
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