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Bryce Canyon 1/2 Marathon

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Member Since:

Oct 03, 2006

Gender:

Male

Goal Type:

Other

Running Accomplishments:

-Distance running as of 2001 -11 total marathons -Boston Marathon (2006) -10k PR 33:55 -1/2 marathon PR 1:16:57 -Marathon PR (2006 St. George 2:45:09) -5k PR (Don't know, hate the distance)

Short-Term Running Goals:

-Compete in the Utah Half Triathlon!!

Did it, what a great challenge!!

Ramp up my weekly mileage.

PR at the St. George Marathon in 2009.  Didn't make the Lottery.  Doing the Top Of Utah instead.  It's a 4:30 minute tougher race.  I Still hope to PR!!

Long-Term Running Goals:

-Be a life time runner for the love of running.  Mix it up.  Try something new.  Do a full Iron Man. 

Personal:

Married for 11 years!!  I have 3 daughters.  My wife runs marathons as well.  I'm a park ranger.

 

 

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Franctic Lifetime Miles: 170.00
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesCrosstraining milesTotal Miles
236.5027.602.000.0015.00281.10
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesCrosstraining milesTotal Miles
14.000.000.000.000.0014.00

14 miles.  Nice and easy. Nothing too exciting.  The lizards are in every bush out here.  They take off just as I get to them everytime, making my heart skip a beat.  I keep thinking they are rattle snakes.  One has to be careful not to step on those out here as well.  They are always out warming themselves on the road. 

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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesCrosstraining milesTotal Miles
7.007.000.000.000.0014.00

Tempo day.  3 warm up miles at 7:13 per mile, followed by an 8 mile tempo run at 6:03 per mile.  Pretty happy with the pace and way I felt.

3 mile cool down at 7:08 per mile for the first two and 6:30 minutes for the last mile.

A good work out.  I getting excited for the Bryce Canyon Half.

 

 

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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesCrosstraining milesTotal Miles
10.000.000.000.000.0010.00

10 easy miles today

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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesCrosstraining milesTotal Miles
18.000.000.000.000.0018.00

Long day.  18 miles.

 

Nimbus 163 miles.

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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesCrosstraining milesTotal Miles
12.000.000.000.000.0012.00

12 miles this morning.  I'm backing off just a bit for next weeks race.

 

 

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9.001.002.000.000.0012.00

9 miles at 7:08 per mile, two at speed.

Mile 1 5:27

Mile 2 5:18

last mile at 6:45

Nothing too crazy just taking it easy for next weeks race. I was happy with 5:18. That's my fastest mile of the year.  I felt like I could have gone faster.

 

 

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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesCrosstraining milesTotal Miles
12.000.000.000.000.0012.00

12 easy miles this morning.  Didn't time myself.  The last few felt like 630's, not sure. 

HOT today!!!

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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesCrosstraining milesTotal Miles
7.003.000.000.000.0010.00

10 miles today.  3 mile warm up at 7:08 per mile followed by 3 miles @ tempo.  I averaged 6:00 per mile for the 3 miles.  Backed off on the tempo distance.  I'm trying to conserve right now.  The tempo was just long enough to get me mouth wet and to get an idea of where I'm at. 

3 cool down miles at 7:08.  Last mile at 6:58.

I felt pretty good.  I think I'm where I need to be for next week race.  I just need to stay away from the junk food now and try not to eat like I'm running 14 miles a day. 

 

 

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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesCrosstraining milesTotal Miles
12.000.000.000.000.0012.00

12 miles. Nothing too crazy and long the Saturday before the race. Some pretty good speed the last few miles.

26 miles less this week then last week. I hope that actually helps me instead of hurting my overall fitness. My goal is to arrive rested and in top condition.

I hate ramping down as much as the next guy or gal, but I think it really works. I've done both and I get better results by resting a bit.

I guess we'll see.

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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesCrosstraining milesTotal Miles
10.000.000.000.000.0010.00

10 easy miles.  Felt rested, easy and fun.  Thought about the race most of the way.

236 miles Nimbus. 

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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesCrosstraining milesTotal Miles
8.000.000.000.000.008.00

8 miles this morning in the heat. 

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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesCrosstraining milesTotal Miles
6.000.000.000.000.006.00

6 easy miles this morning.  Not even long enough to get the legs stretched out properly.

I'm planning a 4 mile run tomorrow and then rest on Friday and race on Saturday. 

250 miles Nimbus.

 

 

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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesCrosstraining milesTotal Miles
4.000.000.000.000.004.00

4 easy miles with my brother.  No more running until race day. 

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Race: Bryce Canyon 1/2 Marathon (13.1 Miles) 01:16:57, Place overall: 16, Place in age division: 3
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesCrosstraining milesTotal Miles
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A very warm day.  The start wasn't to good.  There was a nearby forest fire, so the air was full of smoke the whole race.

I feel I ran well.  When it was all said and done, I wished I would have pushed the last couple of miles a little more.

It was a PR for me by about a minute and I did end up beating some people that usually beat me.  I also took 3rd in my age group, so you can't argue with that.

Man am I sore today, which means I probably worked hard.  The race went well and I felt well, just a little hard to hold the pace the last few miles.  Here's the break down.

Mile 1 flat @ 5:53

Mile 2 flat @ 5:57

Mile 3 @ 5:21

Mile 4 @ 5:17 (fastest mile of the year for me)

Mile 5 @ 5:35

Mile 6 @ 5:25

Mile 7 @ 5:50

Mile 8 @ 5:59

Mile 9 starting to feel tired from maybe having pushed the earlier miles too much (6:17)

Mile 10 @ 6:23 ( still tired)

Mile 11 @ 6:08 (feeling better)

Mile 12 @ 6:27 ( some up hill, mind telling me to slow down, struggling to stay the pace)

Mile 13 @ 5:56 ( I realize if I want to PR, I need to run the last 1.1 at a sub 6 minute mile, so I do)

Last .1 @ 5:12 in 24 seconds.

 

A good race.  I've got two months before my marathon in Logan and lots of work to do.  I'll be ramping up the distance some, speed and tempo.  I'm happy with the results, but not satisfied.

 The race was actually on Saturday not Friday, but I'm too tired to change it. 

 

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I put my race results on yesterdays report by mistake. 

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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesCrosstraining milesTotal Miles
14.000.000.000.000.0014.00

14 easy miles. First run after the half marathon. Man did my legs hurt. The lactic acid build up felt the same as it did before the run.

Glad I did it.

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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesCrosstraining milesTotal Miles
14.000.000.000.000.0014.00

limped around after my run yesterday.  I'm not injured as far as I know, just sore.  My right hip is a little sore as well.  Hopefully nothing comes of it.

Did another 14 this morning.  I think I actually loosened up some.  I'm feeling a little better.

 

 

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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesCrosstraining milesTotal Miles
7.000.000.000.000.007.00

Started late this morning, so I ran on the treadmill to beat the heat.  7 miles into my run one of the bolts that holds the belt tension broke.  I'm going to need a new part.  Too hot to finish the run outside.  I called it a day.  I'll have to start getting up earlier and do everything outside again.

I hate being interupted during a run.

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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesCrosstraining milesTotal Miles
6.503.500.000.000.0010.00

There are some good runs and some bad runs.  Today was a bad run.  I've been taking it easy all week to give myself time to heal from the 1/2 marathon.  Today I finally decide it's time to do a little tempo work.  Man was it ever work.  I've been running all week at 7:08 per mile without too much pain.  Today I bumped it to 6:00 minute miles for 3.5 miles and man did I ever hurt!!

From the first 1/4 mile in on my tempo I felt like I was running the last 2 miles of a marathon.  I eventually had to slow it down.  My legs are heavy, they hurt.  They feel like  the morning after  a marathon.  I  thought I had worked all the lactic acid out. 

I think my legs are still a little broken down from the half.  That down hill really must have took a number on them.  My hip even started hurting a little. 

As much as I don't like to, I think I'll have to resist the desire to do speed and tempo for another week.

 

 

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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesCrosstraining milesTotal Miles
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100 Minutes on the ellipitcal.  Less impact was good on my sore body this morning.  Burned 1701 calories, it felt like a normal workout.

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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesCrosstraining milesTotal Miles
14.000.000.000.000.0014.00

14 easy miles.  Legs very sore.  I fell like I've ran a marathon after every run.  It's getting a little discouraging.  Not being able to do speed is making me doubt if I'm going to be able to PR in logan. 

I'm half wishing I wouldn't have ran Bryce now, because my real goal was to PR in a marathon this year.  I hope I've still got it in me. 

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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesCrosstraining milesTotal Miles
14.000.000.000.000.0014.00

14 easy miles.  Legs felt a littel better today than yesterday, but still heavy and sore. I hate recoverying. 

I felt better towards the end.  I'm going to lay low this week and not do any speed or tempo.  It's killing me not to because I not it's going to effect me in Logan.  I better let my body heal properly or I won't be running it at all.

I'm scheduled to put in 86 miles this week, a new career high for myself.  I'll see how the body responds.  I think I should be ok on the miles. I just need to be careful not to push it too much.

326 nimbus.

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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesCrosstraining milesTotal Miles
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14 easy miles.  A cool morning.  Clouds and rain throughout the run.  I felt a little better today.  Sped up just a bit the last 1/2 mile.  I think the legs are getting better, but it's going to take some time.

340 miles nimbus.

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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesCrosstraining milesTotal Miles
14.000.000.000.000.0014.00

Another easy 14 miles this morning.  Cloud coverage again, nice.  The legs felt a little better from yesterday.  I was actually running a comfortable pace without any pain. 

I have to slow it down on the down hill, that's when I can feel it. 

 

 

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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesCrosstraining milesTotal Miles
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10 miles this morning.   I actually felt pretty dang good.  It felt like the way a run should feel.  My legs were light and didn't hurt.  I sped up some on the down hills and flats and didn't feel any pain.  I finished strong and felt great.

Hopefully a sign of things to come.  I getting excited again about running.  I've got a 20 miler tomorrow that I'm not very excited about. 

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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesCrosstraining milesTotal Miles
236.5027.602.000.0015.00281.10
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