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Location:

North Salt Lake,UT,

Member Since:

Dec 12, 2007

Gender:

Male

Goal Type:

Olympic Trials Qualifier

Running Accomplishments:

1500m - 3:59.9h (2014)

5000m - 14:53.45 (Portland Track Festival 2014)

8k XC - 25:09 (Sundodger 2011)

10k XC - 31:31 (WWU Invite 2011)

HM - 1:10:19 (Houston 2018)

Marathon - 2:28:39 (Houston 2019)

Long-Term Running Goals:

Olympic Trials Qualifier

Personal:

Married, working, training. While my wife has nixed all future attempts to grow glorious mustaches, she has been supportive of my crazy running dreams. Life is good.

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Miles:This week: 0.00 Month: 42.10 Year: 765.10
Mizuno Ekiden Lifetime Miles: 260.15
Streak 6 Lifetime Miles: 535.40
Boston 6 Lifetime Miles: 506.05
Flyknit Streaks Lifetime Miles: 313.05
Saucony Zealot 3 (green) Lifetime Miles: 520.60
Flyknit VFs Lifetime Miles: 72.00
Saucony Zealot 3 (green X 2) Lifetime Miles: 399.25
Nike Zoom Fly Lifetime Miles: 215.00
Saucony Ride Iso Lifetime Miles: 678.55
Saucony Ride Iso (grey 2) Lifetime Miles: 583.50
Reebok Run Fast Lifetime Miles: 150.00
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
66.850.004.004.7575.60
Brooks Ghost 6 Miles: 12.00Launch (Blue) Miles: 31.50Mizuno Ekiden Miles: 5.50Ravenna 5 Miles: 9.60
Night Sleep Time: 0.00Nap Time: 0.00Total Sleep Time: 0.00
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
12.000.000.000.0012.00

12 up on Galbraith with the crew. 89 minutes.

Brooks Ghost 6 Miles: 12.00
Night Sleep Time: 0.00Nap Time: 0.00Total Sleep Time: 0.00
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
10.000.000.000.0010.00

10 easy around Padden.

Night Sleep Time: 0.00Nap Time: 0.00Total Sleep Time: 0.00
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
9.000.000.004.0013.00

Track day! And the weather has hit full summer mode as of today. 70 degrees and sunny. Gotta love it.

I struggled some in this workout, which I think is safe to say was due to Saturday's race and pulling an all nighter last night to get some school work done. Still a good workout, I just definitely wasn't firing on all cylinders.

It started out fine with 2x1600m in 4:46. Sam told me to do 3 16s if I felt good and end with 2x800, but I could tell by the end of the 2nd that breaking it up would be best. So I did 4 more 800s. 2:22, 2:23, 2:28, 2:24. Then a 100m jog (~30s) and then a fast 300m in 47. I developed a side ache on that 3rd 800 that slowed me some. I wanted to hit them all in 2:22 or faster. But no worries, I just need some rest and things will be back to normal.

As usual, 2:1 rests on everything.

Launch (Blue) Miles: 6.00
Night Sleep Time: 0.00Nap Time: 0.00Total Sleep Time: 0.00
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
10.500.000.000.0010.50

Easy loop around Whatcom.

Launch (Blue) Miles: 10.50
Night Sleep Time: 0.00Nap Time: 0.00Total Sleep Time: 0.00
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
7.750.004.000.7512.50

4 mile tempo on the Urb. Did my usual warmup and got underway. The first mile was a little hot (5:15), and I got nervous about still being tired, so I wimped out a little and backed off. I don't remember what the turnaround time was. I reached 3 miles in 16:02 and decided I'd make sure I went under 5:20 pace. 2:38 and 2:32 for the last 2 halves for a 5:10 final mile. 21:12 total time. The last half is ever so slightly downhill, but that was still a surprise. I think it's time to go back to the fearless training mode, embracing the discomfort rather than shying away from it. I've given myself a couple workouts to recover from the race, and I should be good to go now.

I took about 4 minutes rest and then did 6x30s with 1:00 rests at roughly mile pace.

Launch (Blue) Miles: 7.00Mizuno Ekiden Miles: 5.50
Night Sleep Time: 0.00Nap Time: 0.00Total Sleep Time: 0.00
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
9.600.000.000.009.60

Easy loop around Padden.

Ravenna 5 Miles: 9.60
Night Sleep Time: 0.00Nap Time: 0.00Total Sleep Time: 0.00
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
8.000.000.000.008.00

8 easy. Been feeling exhausted, so I postponed the workout for tomorrow.

Launch (Blue) Miles: 8.00
Night Sleep Time: 0.00Nap Time: 0.00Total Sleep Time: 0.00
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
66.850.004.004.7575.60
Brooks Ghost 6 Miles: 12.00Launch (Blue) Miles: 31.50Mizuno Ekiden Miles: 5.50Ravenna 5 Miles: 9.60
Night Sleep Time: 0.00Nap Time: 0.00Total Sleep Time: 0.00
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