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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: 23.40 Month: 102.55 Year: 462.15
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
23.550.000.000.0023.55
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
4.500.000.000.004.50

Warmed up and started doing 8x400m at goal mile pace but tweaked my calf on the 6th rep. I was still having some trouble breathing but less trouble than last week. I ran 73, 73, 72, 71, 71, 74 for the 6 400ms.

They definitely didn't feel as smooth as I'd like them to, my running has been in kind of a funk ever since I ran that 10k. I'm finally getting back on asthma meds though so we'll see how much of a difference that can make.

Also walked 3 miles, did core, and lifted today. I'm getting into a good groove with stretching and core every day, and now that we have adjustable dumbells and a power tower I should get my strength back. Right now I'm just kind of exercising whatever muscle groups aren't sore... Once I shake the rust off I'll make a better organized workout schedule.

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3 miles walking

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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
8.100.000.000.008.10

Mowed the lawn and then ran 8 easy miles followed by a 1.5 mile walk with Becca and Whitney. The run was at an easy pace of 7:40 but my lungs were still killing me. I had shortness of breath and tightness in my chest the whole time. Maybe it's just bad allergies, who knows. Either way my asthma medication should start kicking in by the end of the week and start helping.

I want to start running more like 5 days a week instead of 3/4. I've also started walking a good amount now that the baby is here, I suppose I'll start logging that too.

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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
4.500.000.000.004.50

Felt pretty good today, lungs still didn't feel perfect but certainly improved. I think the medicine is helping. Been doing lots of stretching, core, pull ups, squat jumps, dead lifts and stuff like that lately. The home gym is complete outside a cable machine. I think I'm going to do a Spartan race in Tennessee in October. I want to be able to do 3 min hang time, 3x20 pull ups, and run a sub 36 10k by then... We'll see how it goes.

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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
0.250.000.000.000.25

3 miles walking, half a mile of it on the treadmill at 10% incline. I jogged for a quarter mile of the treadmill incline half mile.

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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
6.200.000.000.006.20

Warmed up 2 miles and then ran 2 miles at 5k pace, 2 400s at mile pace, and 2 200s at 800m pace. The 2 mile was in 11:30, I thought of continuing on to try and run a sub 18 5k but thought better of it and stopped after an additional 200m. I took a 400m walk jog break before a 400m in 74 and athen 100m walk and 100m jog before the 2nd 400m in 70 seconds. 200ms were both 31s.

Right calf is still kind of tight and legs were sore today in general. Lungs and throat/sinuses felt better today, but still have some room to improve.

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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
23.550.000.000.0023.55
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