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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: 6.30 Month: 82.10 Year: 551.25
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
19.700.000.000.0019.70
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
5.200.000.000.005.20

Good run today, hot and tough though. I'm at the point that I need to get out of that park and go somewhere new. The last lap I decided to go faster and ended up running 6:17 for the last full mile. Probably closer to 6:00 because my phone doesn't recognize part of the lap, it always says I slow down to like 8:30 pace when I go through one part of it and I never slow down there haha. So I think my average pace is a little faster than it always says. Today was the fastest average yet at 6:49, so I bet it was about 6:45 which is good.

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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
4.300.000.000.004.30

First time trying out running on pavement, it felt ok while I was on it but later in the run my ankle was feeling kind of weak so I stopped a little early.

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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
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Both Achilles were hurting this morning, I will hot tub and ice and see if they feel any better. Might not run.

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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
4.000.000.000.004.00

I tried out the sauna today, its not very enjoyable but supposedly it has cardiovascular and other health benefits. After that I went running at sugarhouse to test that out. It went pretty well, my ankle hurt a little but it wasn't the Achilles as much as the lower right part of my ankle, my left and back part felt good, even strong which is encouraging. Cut it at 4 miles, I think 10 miles by June 1st was a little optimistic. Perhaps 10 miles by June 15th haha. Probably going to try and so 5-7 next week, maybe 7-8 the week after that. But it all depends on the ankle.

Also I'm very excited to see my teammates Kasey, Mike, and Matt race at ncaa regionals as well as Kramer, its so awesome to see Kramer come back so well, I'm really excited for him and what he will be able to do over the next few years!

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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
6.200.000.000.006.20

Such a great run! Seriously the best I've had in months, even when I was running earlier this year, of course it was incredibly cold last time I was fee llamo ing completely healthy back in... January. But my Achilles felt perfect, not even a hint of pain or weakness. My left ankle felt a little less than perfect but that's not the ankle I'm struggling with, either way I will continue to ice both. I think this injury may finally have run its course and I will be back to training hard! I think I will do another 6-7 the next few days and hopefully try an 8 mile run by the end of next week! If its still feeling good by then I will start doing some miles on the road.

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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
19.700.000.000.0019.70
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