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Location:

Preston,Id,USA

Member Since:

Mar 09, 2008

Gender:

Male

Goal Type:

Age Division Winner

Running Accomplishments:


2009 TOU Half Marathon 1:25:06

2010 St George Painter's Half Marathon 1:25:24

2011 Jan. St George [Painter's] Half Marathon different course 1:25:28

2011 Apr. Boston Marathon 3:03:24

2011 May Ogden 5K 18:18

2011 July 4th 15K Freedom Run 58:53

2011 July Deseret News 10K 37:12

2011 Oct St George Marathon 2:58:18

Short-Term Running Goals:

Sub 18 min. 5k

1:24  Half

 Sub 3 at St George in Oct.

Get injury free and stay that way

Set new PRs at all distances now that I'm 50

 

Long-Term Running Goals:

17:30 5K

2:50 marathon

Personal:

I was born in 1960

I started running in 2006

I am married with a 16 year old son [that lives with my wife and I] and a 30 year old step son and 25 year old step daughter

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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesCrosstraining milesTotal Miles
124.500.003.104.008.00139.60
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesCrosstraining milesTotal Miles
0.000.000.000.008.008.00

     My hamstring felt good during and after the race Saturday. Sunday morning I had a new sore spot in the same hamstring. It was sore right up at my butt. This new sore spot is half way down to my knee. It was still sore yesterday so I took the day off. It felt better today but I decided not to run again And went 24 miles on my mt. bike. 

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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesCrosstraining milesTotal Miles
2.000.000.000.000.002.00

     I decided to try a run today. I stayed pretty close to home so I could quit if I got any pain. It felt good to start but I started feeling a bit of tightness after about 2 miles so I called it quits for the day.

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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesCrosstraining milesTotal Miles
5.000.000.000.000.005.00

     Tried running again today but stayed close to home again so I could quit if I started getting any trouble out of my hamstring. Today I got to 5 miles and it wasn't sore but I decided to quit while I was ahead. Just kept the pace real easy. 8:31 AP.

 

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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesCrosstraining milesTotal Miles
6.000.000.000.000.006.00

    Ran 6 miles this morning. It was a beautiful morning for November. I picked up the pace a little but still kept it pretty easy. My hamstring felt good. 7:59 AP.

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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesCrosstraining milesTotal Miles
8.000.000.000.000.008.00

     Was able to do 8 miles today and everything felt good. It was another nice day but it sounds like lots of rain and snow coming next week. I would have run the first dam run 5k this morning but I didn't want to risk my hamstring for it. It would have been nice weather.  8:03 AP.

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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesCrosstraining milesTotal Miles
8.000.000.000.000.008.00

     35 degrees this morning with a lot of wind and rain. Halfway through the run it turned to snow with large wet flakes. It wouldn't have been bad if it wasn't for the driving north wind. It was hard to see while running directly into it. I was completely soaked. My hamstring and hip both felt good so that is a good sign. 8 miles at 7:58 AP.

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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesCrosstraining milesTotal Miles
6.000.000.000.000.006.00

     Woke up with a funny little pain in my back and hip yesterday so I didn't run. It was still sore this morning but felt better this afternoon so I went for an easy 6 mile run. 8:33 AP.

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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesCrosstraining milesTotal Miles
4.500.000.003.000.007.50

     25deg with a few scattered snow flakes this morning with no wind. I went in to the track and ran 2 miles at 7:48 pace then ran 5x1000 with 400 recovery. Averaged about 6:12 pace on the intervals. I wasn't running real hard but it felt harder than it should to maintain that pace. Ran another 1.5 cool down. Everything felt good this morning.

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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesCrosstraining milesTotal Miles
5.000.000.000.000.005.00

     My parents came up and we went up into the mountains and cut our Christmas trees. I got out for 5 miles easy after dark.

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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesCrosstraining milesTotal Miles
5.000.000.000.000.005.00

     Didn't get a chance to run until after dark again.

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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesCrosstraining milesTotal Miles
8.000.000.000.000.008.00

     Ran 8 miles easy this morning. I did 2 or 3 short pickups in the last mile. It had been raining but during the run I had intermittent sun. 8:19 AP

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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesCrosstraining milesTotal Miles
6.000.000.000.000.006.00

     I had very high winds during my run this morning. I'm guessing 40 MPH with gusts getting near 60. Probably the strongest wind I have attempted to run in. Luckily it was blowing out of the west and all but 1/2 mile of the route I took was north and south. I really had to lean into it and I wound up with sore spots and red marks on both calves because my upwind foot kept hitting my downwind leg as I would bring it forward. While running into the wind the harder gusts would pretty much stop me and when the wind was at my back it was like running down a hill that's so steep that all your effort is in breaking to keep your speed from getting to fast. I went 6 miles at 9:00 min ave pace.

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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesCrosstraining milesTotal Miles
7.000.000.001.000.008.00

     It was 25 deg this morning but up to about 30 when I did my run. I went 8 miles. The last 2 miles I ran 4x1/4 fast [around 6:00 pace] with 1/4 slow between. Overall pace for 8 was 7:48.

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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesCrosstraining milesTotal Miles
4.500.000.000.000.004.50

     Easy 4.5 miles

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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesCrosstraining milesTotal Miles
4.500.000.000.000.004.50

Another 4 1/2 easy miles

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Race: Smithfield Turkey Trot (3.16 Miles) 00:19:49, Place overall: 10, Place in age division: 1
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesCrosstraining milesTotal Miles
4.500.003.100.000.007.60

     Ran the Smithfield Turkey Trot this morning. I woke up a couple of times between 5 and 7 this morning only to hear lots of wind and rain pounding the windows. Didn't sound like a good day for a race. When it was time for the race to start, the rain was a very light drizzle with temps in the low 40s and the south wind was still there but not to bad. They had a record turnout even with the bad weather. This is a pretty tough course and climbs about 150 feet in the first mile most of it being in the first .6 miles. At the beginning of mile 2 it quickly drops and you lose most of that elevation in the next .3. Then it climbs another 70 feet over the next 1/2 mile before dropping the rest of mile 2 and .65 of mile 3. There is a short flat stretch [one of the few] then it climbs about another 30 ft to the finish. I really felt relaxed [much more than you should in a 5k] over the first 2 miles and really didn't feel like making it uncomfortable. By the time we started the 3rd mile [which is mostly downhill] the wind had really picked up and of course now we were running right into it. The weather ended up actually not to bad [other than the annoying headwind at the end] but shortly after I finished it got a lot worse. Along with the wind [which continued to get worse] It started raining hard again. I felt sorry for the 10k runners [especially the slow ones]. But mostly felt bad for the volunteers at the finish line. All of their roped of finish area markers blew over and they had to take turns holding up the timing clock to keep it from blowing over too. They had to stay out there timing runners and tearing off the tabs until everyone was finished while the runners all got to go into the warm rec center.

I ended up finishing in 19:49 which was 2 seconds slower than when I last ran the race 2 years ago. I'm not in very good race shape right now but wasn't for that race either. This is the exact time I ran 3 weeks ago on an easier but long course. These last two 5ks are actually the slowest I have run since 2006 but I don't feel too bad because earlier this year I was running some of my best and I really wasn't pushing it. I did win my age group. I have won my age group in all but 1 of my races this year and that was TOU Marathon where I took 2nd. Of course it helps that I move up to the 50 + age group for 2/3s of the year. It's a little easier being at the bottom of the AG rather than the top. After taking it very easy for the past 2 months since TOU. I feel like most of my little nagging injuries are doing good. I guess it's time to build back a some base now over the winter and get ready for Boston.

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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesCrosstraining milesTotal Miles
6.000.000.000.000.006.00

     6 miles on snow. Roads hadn't been plowed so I was running in tire tracks. Footing wasn't great. Ended up almost 9 minute pace.

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     I put off running in the morning to try and get some things I needed to get done before the blizzard hit. Once it hit we had 0 to 10 yards visibility. It only took 15 minutes for the drifts on my lane to get 1 1/2 ft deep. Decided to skip the run.

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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesCrosstraining milesTotal Miles
7.000.000.000.000.007.00

     Didn't get out until late. The sun went down during the first mile. I was able to finish just before it got completely dark. Temp was 6 deg. Went 7 miles at 7:59 AP.

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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesCrosstraining milesTotal Miles
4.000.000.000.000.004.00

     Had to get out before we left for Thanksgiving dinner down at my parents in Sandy. Temp was -14 deg when I left. Just went for an easy 4 miles. The sun came up for the last couple miles and it was a pretty morning. Had a major ice goatee and big enough ice balls on my eyelashes to make it hard to see.

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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesCrosstraining milesTotal Miles
8.000.000.000.000.008.00

     I got out for 8 miles in the afternoon. It was 24 deg which was actually the warmest it has been since Tues. I had a few small areas of dry road but mostly snow packed. Just kept it at a slow 8:23 pace.

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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesCrosstraining milesTotal Miles
8.500.000.000.000.008.50

     The roads were still mostly snow packed I was able to find some dry strips along the edge of the road where the plow was able to reach pavement to run on. The temp was 22 deg but there was a stiff wind out of the north. I think I prefer running at 14 below zero [like last Thursday] over running into that wind. Of course the wind was nice when I turned around and it was at my back. I went 8.5 miles at 8:31 AP.

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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesCrosstraining milesTotal Miles
7.000.000.000.000.007.00

     I ran 7 miles later in the morning. It was neg 5 deg first thing but had warmed clear up to 10 by the time I ran. Still a lot of ice and snow on the roads. 8:18 AP.

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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesCrosstraining milesTotal Miles
124.500.003.104.008.00139.60
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