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Utah Valley Marathon 2020 (Virtual)

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Location:

Idaho Falls,ID,United States

Member Since:

Oct 15, 2016

Gender:

Male

Goal Type:

Boston Qualifier

Running Accomplishments:

Favorite Marathon: St George

Favorite Half Marathon: Cottonwood (Revel)

Short-Term Running Goals:

Overcome 2020!

Long-Term Running Goals:

Finish a marathon in under 3 hours.

Miles:This week: 0.00 Month: 0.00 Year: 405.75
ASICS GEL-Contend 4 Lifetime Miles: 626.66
Saucony Guide ISO White Noise Lifetime Miles: 1520.56
Saucony Guide ISO (Pair 2) Lifetime Miles: 1396.48
Saucony Guide ISO (Pair 3) Lifetime Miles: 718.09
Total Distance
236.29
Saucony Guide ISO (Pair 2) Miles: 55.81Saucony Guide ISO White Noise Miles: 51.41Saucony Guide ISO (Pair 3) Miles: 125.99
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6.15

Easy 6 before work.

Saucony Guide ISO (Pair 2) Miles: 6.15
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16.01

Relaxed long run on a telework day.

Saucony Guide ISO White Noise Miles: 16.01
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12.00

More relaxed than usual on a day at home. Planning a big run tomorrow.

Saucony Guide ISO White Noise Miles: 12.00
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Race: Utah Valley Marathon 2020 (Virtual) (26.219 Miles) 03:40:50, Place overall: 1, Place in age division: 1
Total Distance
26.60

I decided to finish another marathon this year, since I forfeited my entry to the Utah Valley marathon for a virtual race, rather than defer to next year. I think I was technically supposed to do this before the end of June, but oh well. This is my first virtual race, and I can confidently say that this is not for me. It is not a race, and there is no motivation to shoot for a good time. The logistics for this were a little interesting. I mapped out a loop inside my small neighborhood that is about 1.1 miles. I placed anything I thought I might want in my mailbox and left it open. I passed by the mailbox on each loop, so it was just as good as normal aid stations. I'm glad I did this, as I was unsure if I had the grit to actually go out and run a marathon without any hype of race day. Well now, I know and don't really want to prove it to myself again :)

Saucony Guide ISO (Pair 3) Miles: 26.60
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5.02

Pleasantly surprised with how easy this felt.

Saucony Guide ISO White Noise Miles: 5.02
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16.83

Today was my 5th annual half marathon with my mom. This is the first time we haven't been able to participate in a race for our Mother-Son run.We parked at Snake River Landing and we each ran paths of our choice. We celebrated with Jamba. It was a good day with mom!

Saucony Guide ISO (Pair 3) Miles: 16.83
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10.66

The days have been back and forth with my SI joint dysfunction. Some times I feel a constant nagging on a nerve. It is not quite pain, but is darn irritating. It's like someone has got a strong grip right on your most ticklish spot, and your leg can't move right because of it. This morning was not one of thos times, and this run felt great. After about mile 7, my legs suddenly loosened up a lot, and running became very easy and efficient.

Saucony Guide ISO White Noise Miles: 10.66
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10.02

In Cottonwood Heights today and tomorrow. Ran up to Ferguson Canyon. The last bit was very steep, and 100% on hands. Kind of fun. I missed a turn on the way down, and spent some time on "Top of the World Drive". That's a pretty good street name. Later, I hiked with the entire family on the "Living Room" trail next to the U of U. We had a few who weren't cut out for the hike. Some in our crew were just either too young (21 months) or too old (83 years). We all had a good time exploring the parts of the trail that were manageable. 

Saucony Guide ISO (Pair 3) Miles: 10.02
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2.50

Returned to the Living Room with just my parents. My mom and dad often plan to hike when they are visiting from Texas, and their plans are usually thwarted by a million other plans, as well as by the responsibilities that come with having 3 autistic children. We went extra early in the morning, and only my two kids and Grandma had woken up before we got back. They are the early-risers.

Saucony Guide ISO (Pair 3) Miles: 2.50
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0.00

Turned around after a block. 20 minutes later, I'm glad I did. My eyes already feel slightly irritated...

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20.10

Poorly planned long run. Made poor choice of bringing a protein bar on my run. Also didn't read the ingredients. There was a lot of shaved coconut that I had to spit out. It doesn't swallow very well. Hit the wall before mile 16, which I did not expect. Slogged home.

Saucony Guide ISO (Pair 3) Miles: 20.10
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7.72

Took my parents to hike Table Mountain today. We ran out of time and turned back after 4 miles up Huckleberry. This was my first time hiking in the Tetons. I will have to come back soon!

Saucony Guide ISO White Noise Miles: 7.72
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5.30

Very smoky. Not good for running. 

Saucony Guide ISO (Pair 2) Miles: 5.30
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10.00

Simple 10. My parents and siblings leave this weekend. We've had a great time.

Saucony Guide ISO (Pair 3) Miles: 10.00
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17.00

First long run on the treadmill in a long time. The AQI was pretty bad today when I got up. Funny, because when I was done with my run I saw that it was raining, and the rest of the day was very nice.

Saucony Guide ISO (Pair 2) Miles: 17.00
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5.75

I had limited time today so I decided to go a little faster. I actually felt pretty good!

Saucony Guide ISO (Pair 2) Miles: 5.75
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11.29

Tried to go fast again today like yesterday. "Fast" this year is very different from last year, but I am grateful I can still run. I honestly wasn't sure what was going to happen back in April/May.

Had in-town training for work today. Rode my bike there. It was nice, but I am not used to it and am pretty saddle-sore.

Saucony Guide ISO (Pair 3) Miles: 11.29
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7.61

I almost didn't go out this morning. I felt very sluggish for the first few miles, but for some reason I was going much faster than usual. I even have the path measured where I ran, so I know it wasn't a GPS fluke. Anyways, I got pretty excited about that and held it for an hour. Easily one of my best shorter runs this year, considering how easy it felt.

Biked to work again today. Still saddle-sore.

 

Saucony Guide ISO (Pair 2) Miles: 7.61
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5.65

Good easy miles. First day back into the office for awhile after a long stay-cation with my parents/siblings here and then in-town training. Catching up on work was a little stressful today.

Saucony Guide ISO (Pair 3) Miles: 5.65
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0.00

Decided to use this morning for school work instead. I don't have any time to run on work days anymore after 4am unfortunately.

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17.00

Treadmill. Just some maintenance until next Saturday when I'm pacing the new Beaver Canyon Marathon (3:30). Plus I need more time/energy for my school work.

Saucony Guide ISO (Pair 3) Miles: 17.00
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9.08

6 on the treadmill before work.

3.08 at lunch time.

Saucony Guide ISO (Pair 2) Miles: 6.00
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6.00

6 on the treadmill before work.

Saucony Guide ISO (Pair 3) Miles: 6.00
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8.00

8 on the treadmill. Going on a mini-vacation this week, and ending it with pacing the new Beaver Canyon marathon. It will be in the low 20s at the start line. Brr.

Saucony Guide ISO (Pair 2) Miles: 8.00
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Total Distance
236.29
Saucony Guide ISO (Pair 2) Miles: 55.81Saucony Guide ISO White Noise Miles: 51.41Saucony Guide ISO (Pair 3) Miles: 125.99
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