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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.

Russian champion tries Crocs, commits to racing a marathon in them

Nikolay Chavkin in the video below did 3x1000, first two in Adidas carbon-fiber models, the last one in Crocs. Surprised by the result (2:52, 2:52, 2:50) with the fastest interval done in Crocs, he committed to racing a marathon in Crocs if the video gets 42K likes and 195 comments (for 42 km 195 m, the marathon distance). Nikolay's current marathon PR is 2:14:00. The video was created by a Russian sporting goods store chain. Their moto is "more sports - brighter life", which we think is wonderful, and also deserves a Like. If you want to see a fast marathon in Crocs, go to the video and click the Like button. And make sure to share it with your friends.

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
3321.74
Saucony Guide 10 Miles: 1144.07ASICS GEL-Contend 4 Miles: 449.03Saucony Guide ISO White Noise Miles: 943.10Saucony Guide ISO (Pair 2) Miles: 221.89
Weight: 148.43
Total Distance
11.00

Slept in to catch on many days of too little sleep. Ankle is a little sore. (11 in 1:27:48)

Saucony Guide 10 Miles: 11.00
Weight: 0.00
Total Distance
3.89

First day back to work since Dec 21st. Early treadmill at work. (3.89 in 30:00)

Even though I ran roughly 140 miles during my time off, I gained 5 pounds. Wow!

ASICS GEL-Contend 4 Miles: 3.89
Weight: 0.00
Total Distance
3.89

Early in. Treadmill. Easy. (3.89 in 30:00)

ASICS GEL-Contend 4 Miles: 3.89
Weight: 0.00
Total Distance
13.50

Stayed home today to get the car fixed. (13.5 in 1:43:13)

Weight: 0.00
Total Distance
16.20

Long easy run on the treadmill. Ankle was a little sore yesterday and I ended my run earler than planned. Today it was fine for longer than I planned! Back to normal workouts next week. (16.2 in 2:05:10)

Weight: 0.00
Total Distance
7.90

Early in. The bus got in about 20 minutes later than usual. It was also a fun mile walk to the bus stop. This is the first time I've felt like I was slowly being turned into a snowman since I moved to Idaho. 8 strides at the end. Still no ankle soreness, yay!(7.9 in 1:00:00)

Weight: 0.00
Total Distance
7.75

Early in. Not feeling as good today, but I kept it pretty easy. (7.75 in 1:00:00)

ASICS GEL-Contend 4 Miles: 7.75
Weight: 0.00
Total Distance
7.78

Another day feeling meh. (7.78 in 1:00:00)

Weight: 0.00
Total Distance
7.82

Early in. Feelinga little congested, but not feeling bad. (7.82 in 1:00:00)

ASICS GEL-Contend 4 Miles: 7.82
Weight: 0.00
Total Distance
11.80

Home. (11.8 in 1:30:16)

Weight: 0.00
Total Distance
20.01

Treadmill. Moderate with strides. (20.01 in 2:30:01)

Weight: 0.00
Total Distance
4.02

Easy with strides. I don't really like these shoes too much though... (4.02 in 30:00)

ASICS GEL-Contend 4 Miles: 4.02
Weight: 0.00
Total Distance
3.91

Early in. Treadmill. Easy with incline, about 300'. (3.91 in 30:00)

Weight: 0.00
Total Distance
15.00

Stayed home to go to the store and buy parts for the fridge. Has an annoying slow leak... (15 in 1:53:16)

Weight: 0.00
Total Distance
0.00

No run today. Bus took too long in the inclement weather.

Weight: 0.00
Total Distance
10.00

Early in. Workout day. Missed yesterday because the bus took 30 minutes longer to get to work due to the ice. 3x1mile lactate threshold with 1 minute rests, 3 minute rest, 3x3minutes VO2max with 2 minutes rests, 8x200m repetitions with 200m rests, cool down. (10 in 1:11:20)

Weight: 0.00
Total Distance
22.00

Long run on the treadmill. Just felt like staying on for longer. Felt pretty good. Munched on a small granola bar along the way.

Weight: 0.00
Total Distance
7.67

Early in. Heavy legs this morning. 180' elevation gain. (7.67 in 1:00:00)

Weight: 0.00
Total Distance
8.72

Early in. 4.5 minute warmup, revving up to marathon pace (6:49/mi), which I held for the rest of an hour (55.5 minutes). Ended with a 0.2 mile kick (6:00/mi). Felt pretty good, but there is room for improvement. (8.72 in 1:00:00)

Weight: 0.00
Total Distance
7.71

Early in. Easy hour on the treadmill. (7.71 in 1:00:00)

ASICS GEL-Contend 4 Miles: 7.71
Weight: 0.00
Total Distance
7.83

Early in. Easy with a good speed up at the last 10 minutes (7.83 in 1:00:00)

ASICS GEL-Contend 4 Miles: 7.83
Weight: 0.00
Total Distance
15.00

Marathon pace workout. 2 mile warmup, 6 miles at M pace. 1 mile easy. 5 miles at M pace. 1 mile cooldown. (15 in 1:46:16)

Saucony Guide 10 Miles: 15.00
Weight: 0.00
Total Distance
16.00

Long treadmill run. Easy pace. (16 in 2:03:07)

Weight: 0.00
Total Distance
4.07

Early in. Strides. Quick, but short. (4.07 in 30:00) strength training before and after.

ASICS GEL-Contend 4 Miles: 4.07
Weight: 0.00
Total Distance
3.94

Early in. Easy with some strength training before and after. (3.94 in 30:00)

ASICS GEL-Contend 4 Miles: 3.94
Weight: 0.00
Total Distance
8.26

Home treadmill. 2 easy. 2x2miles at lactate threshold with 2 minute rest. 2 cooldown. Still caught the bus! (8.26 in 1:00:00)
 

Saucony Guide 10 Miles: 8.26
Weight: 0.00
Total Distance
4.10

Early in. Quick but short. 10 strides. (4.1 in 30:00)

ASICS GEL-Contend 4 Miles: 4.10
Weight: 0.00
Total Distance
10.00

Early in. A light builder to marathon pace (10 in 1:15:37)

Weight: 0.00
Total Distance
15.00

2 easy, 3 at lactate threshold, 3 minute recovery, 2 at LT, 2 minute recovery, 8x(200m,200m recovery), 2x(1 at LT, 1 minute recovery), 3 cool down (15 in 1:46:15)

Saucony Guide 10 Miles: 15.00
Weight: 0.00
Total Distance
9.81

Longest I've gone in these shoes. They get uncomfortable after about 30 minutes and if I go fast... (9.81 in 1:15:00)

ASICS GEL-Contend 4 Miles: 9.81
Weight: 0.00
Total Distance
10.60

In town for work this week. (10.6 in 1:20:59)

Weight: 0.00
Total Distance
12.60

12.6 in 1:37:37

Weight: 0.00
Total Distance
15.60

Long easy run. (15.6 in 2:00:00)

Weight: 0.00
Total Distance
15.60

15.6 in 2:00:49

Weight: 0.00
Total Distance
15.70

15.7 in 2:00:27

Weight: 0.00
Total Distance
7.62

Early in. Some incline today. About 625' (7.62 in 1:00:00)

ASICS GEL-Contend 4 Miles: 7.62
Weight: 0.00
Total Distance
8.54

Early in. Aerobic builder to lactate threshold. Suddenly felt very gassed with about 80 seconds left. (8.54 in 1:00:00)

Weight: 0.00
Total Distance
8.81

Early in. 10 minute warm up. 50 minutes at goal M-pace (6:40/mi). Felt pretty good for back-to-back workouts. (8.81 in 1:00:00)

Weight: 0.00
Total Distance
7.77

"Early in". Actually it took 40 extra minutes to get here, because the highway was closed and we had to go down to Blackfoot to take the other highway. Some snowy weather these days... (7.77 in 1:00:00)

ASICS GEL-Contend 4 Miles: 7.77
Weight: 0.00
Total Distance
10.60

Early in. Workout day. 2 mile warm up, 3x(1mile LT, 1 minute recovery), 3 minute recovery, 3x(1km VO2max, 3 minute recovery), 4x(400m mile pace, 400m recovery). (10.6 in 1:15:14)

Also signed up for the Pocatello marathon with the Valentine's Day deal ($40). So no STG this year, which is okay. In-laws live down there and don't want to have to travel so much in one season since we'll probably be there for November or December.

Weight: 0.00
Comments
From jtshad on Tue, Feb 19, 2019 at 13:35:51 from 141.221.191.225

Pocatello is a great race! It has some challenge to run it well but Mike the RD does an awesome job with this event.

From Donald Davis on Tue, Feb 19, 2019 at 19:32:08 from 96.18.197.98

I did the half in 2017 and was very impressed with the all the amenities provided. Whoever Mike the RD is, he is doing a good job!

Total Distance
0.00

No run. My ankle decided to swell up a few hours after Friday's run. This time, very unexpected.

Weight: 0.00
Total Distance
4.16

Early in. Felt good after almost 72 consecutive hours off. Short aerobic builder. (4.16 in 30:00)

ASICS GEL-Contend 4 Miles: 4.16
Weight: 0.00
Total Distance
9.00

Got up early. Ran at home before catching the bus. Short warmup then marathon pace for 8.5 miles. Felt really good! (9 in 1:01:23)

Saucony Guide 10 Miles: 9.00
Weight: 0.00
Total Distance
4.12

Early in, although the bus was delayed due to snow. 10 strides (4.12 in 30:00)

ASICS GEL-Contend 4 Miles: 4.12
Weight: 0.00
Total Distance
7.79

Early run at home before catching the bus. (7.79 in 1:00:00)

Weight: 0.00
Total Distance
17.00

1 mile easy, 8 miles at marathon pace (160bpm), 1 mile easy, 6 miles at marathon pace, 1 mile easy. The goal was to keep my heart rate at 160 and so my pace hovered around 8.7-8.8mph. (17 in 1:58:24)

Saucony Guide 10 Miles: 17.00
Weight: 0.00
Total Distance
15.25

Easy long run. Legs are heavy! (15.25 in 2:02:00)

Weight: 0.00
Total Distance
7.87

Easy run, then a scenic route to work through Blackfoot. Got in about 40 minutes late today due to snow.

Weight: 0.00
Total Distance
7.93

Easy with strides at the end.

Weight: 0.00
Total Distance
8.42

2 mile warm up. 2x(2miles@lactate threshold w/ min 2 rest), cooldown. (8.42 in 1:00:00)

Saucony Guide 10 Miles: 8.42
Weight: 150.00
Total Distance
7.84

Easy hour (7.84 in 1:00:00)

Weight: 151.00
Total Distance
7.98

Early in at work. Easy hour. Then it got ruined by a surprise empoyee morale breakfast. Pretty yummy though! (7.98 in 1:00:00)

ASICS GEL-Contend 4 Miles: 7.98
Weight: 0.00
Total Distance
14.00

2E,3T,3minRec,2T,2minRec,4x(200m,200mRec),1E,2x(1T,1minRec),2x(400m,400mRec),CD

(14 in 1:40:23)

Saucony Guide 10 Miles: 14.00
Weight: 0.00
Total Distance
8.04

Early in. One hour easy with 10 strides at the end. (8.04 in 1:00:00)

ASICS GEL-Contend 4 Miles: 8.04
Weight: 147.00
Total Distance
12.00

In town today. Fasting until 1:30 for a physical. (12 in 1:30:30)

Weight: 148.00
Total Distance
8.00

Ran before catching the bus. Easy run. (8 in 1:01:49)

Weight: 149.00
Total Distance
8.00

Before work. Easy with 6 strides (8 in 1:00:47)

Weight: 149.00
Total Distance
8.00

Before work. Easy. (8 in 1:00:07)

Weight: 148.00
Total Distance
18.00

Long run. 1 hour easy. 3x(2km@LTw/1.5min recovery). 45 minutes easy. (18 in 2:13:48)

Weight: 144.00
Total Distance
8.00

Ran before the bus. Dang ankle acted up in an easy run... (8 in 1:02:25)

Weight: 150.00
Total Distance
8.00

Before catching the bus. Easy. Ankle felt perfectly fine all day yesterday after running and today while running. Weird. (8 in 1:01:07)

Weight: 149.00
Total Distance
8.00

Before the bus. Easy with strides (8 in 1:00:45)

Weight: 0.00
Total Distance
8.00

Before the bus. Easy. (8 in 1:00:03)

Weight: 148.00
Total Distance
12.00

90 minutes with 10 strides at the end. (12 in 1:31:25)

Weight: 147.00
Total Distance
20.00

Good long run (20 in 2:35:12)

Saucony Guide ISO White Noise Miles: 20.00
Weight: 146.00
Total Distance
8.00

Before the bus. Easy. (8 in 1:01:04)

Weight: 150.00
Total Distance
8.00

Before the bus. 8 strides (8 in 1:00:56)

Weight: 149.00
Total Distance
9.00

Before the bus. Felt really good during this workout, and now my legs are more sore than expected. 7x(1 mile at lactate threshold with 1 minute recovery). (9 in 1:02:25)

Saucony Guide ISO White Noise Miles: 9.00
Weight: 148.00
Total Distance
8.00

Before the bus. Easy run. I was pretty sore yesterday from my workout, but today I am feeling much better. (8 in 1:02:12)

Weight: 147.00
Total Distance
12.00

Easy run. Work out tomorrow. (12 in 1:32:50)

Weight: 146.00
Total Distance
12.00

2E,3x(1T,1minRec),4x(3minI,2minRec),6x(200mR,200mRec),CD

(12 in 1:26:03)

Saucony Guide ISO White Noise Miles: 12.00
Weight: 146.00
Total Distance
8.00

Before the bus. Easy with a speedy end. (8 in 1:00:47)

Weight: 148.00
Total Distance
8.00

Before the bus. Easy with strides. (8 in 1:00:41)

Weight: 148.00
Total Distance
9.50

Before the bus. 1 hour tempo run. Felt really good and this was my first time getting nine miles in an hour (9.5 in 1:04:00)

Saucony Guide ISO White Noise Miles: 9.50
Weight: 148.00
Total Distance
8.00

Before the bus. Easy. (8 in 1:01:47)

Weight: 148.00
Total Distance
8.00

Before the bus. 8 strides at the end. (8 in 1:01:36)

Weight: 148.00
Total Distance
16.00

1E, 6M, 1E, attempted 7M, CD. Training run that didn't go quite as a I wanted. Ran out of gas halfway through the 7M. (16 in 1:51:11)

Saucony Guide ISO White Noise Miles: 16.00
Weight: 145.00
Total Distance
8.00

Before the bus. Easy with a speedy finish. (8 in 1:01:08)

Weight: 146.00
Total Distance
9.00

Before the bus. Woke up 10 minutes before my alarm, so I added a mile. Included some strides (9 in 1:08:33)

Saucony Guide 10 Miles: 9.00
Weight: 146.00
Total Distance
10.00

Before the bus. Workout day. Energy levels are a little low, but not bad. I am trying to drop some weight picked up in the winter months (5-10 pounds). Avoiding sweets is the main priority but also not snacking between meals as much. 

Warmup, 3x(2T with 2 minute recoveries), 1T, 2 minute recovery, cooldown with 5 strides 90 seconds apart. (10 in 1:09:30)

Saucony Guide ISO White Noise Miles: 10.00
Weight: 146.00
Total Distance
11.60

Going down south today. Easy. (11.6 in 1:30:25)

Saucony Guide 10 Miles: 11.60
Weight: 144.00
Total Distance
10.60

Went running in Cottonwood Heights. Lots of hills on Wasatch Blvd, a good opportunity for a guy from Idaho Falls to get some downhill training.

Saucony Guide 10 Miles: 10.60
Weight: 0.00
Total Distance
15.22

This was supposed to be a workout day. Legs felt okay, but were not responding. Mostly just heavy from all hills yesterday, especially since I haven't run on any sort of incline for months... was nice getting outside though! (15.22 in 2:01:06)

Saucony Guide ISO White Noise Miles: 146.00
Weight: 146.00
Total Distance
8.00

Before the pace. Builder from slow to M-pace. (8 in 59:52)

Weight: 148.00
Total Distance
8.00

Before the bus. Strides. (8 in 1:00:47)

Saucony Guide 10 Miles: 8.00
Weight: 148.00
Total Distance
8.00

Before the bus. Easy. (8 in 1:01:54)

Weight: 148.00
Total Distance
8.00

Before the bus. Easy. (8 in 1:01:42)
 

Saucony Guide 10 Miles: 8.00
Weight: 147.00
Total Distance
8.00

Before the bus. 8 strides. (8 in 1:01:05)

Weight: 148.00
Total Distance
20.16

Long run around town. Had some really weird persisting symptoms after yesterday morning's run. Felt a little stiff/knotted in a small part of my back. I figured it was a normal muscle knot, and it might be, but I noticed it had impaired my breathing. It wasn't very painful, but when I tried to take a complete deep breath, I could only make it about 80% before I hit a limit. It felt like my lungs had a plug somewhere preventing them from filling completely. I did some breathing exercises several times yesterday and it felt like that loosened them up a bit. This morning I felt good enough to run, and didn't notice any problem with breathing. I still feel a small snag when I try to take a deep breath. I'd say it feels like I can breath 95% of the way. I'm not too worried as it seems to be improving. Based off today's run though, I'm not sure I'm ready to break 3 hours in my marathon in 5 weeks...darn. (20.16 in 2:44:03)

Saucony Guide ISO White Noise Miles: 20.16
Weight: 148.00
Total Distance
8.00

Before the bus. Easy. (8 in 1:01:54)

Weight: 148.00
Total Distance
8.00

Before the bus. Easy. (8 in 1:01:11)

Saucony Guide 10 Miles: 8.00
Weight: 147.00
Total Distance
8.00

Before the bus. 10 strides. (8 in 1:00:52)

Saucony Guide ISO White Noise Miles: 8.00
Weight: 147.00
Total Distance
8.00

Before the bus. Easy. (8 in 1:01:31)

Weight: 146.00
Total Distance
12.06

90 minutes on the greenbelt. 10 strides. (12.06 in 1:36:16)

Saucony Guide 10 Miles: 12.06
Weight: 147.00
Total Distance
15.43

1WU,2x(3Tw/3minRec),2Tw/3minRec,4x(3minIw/2minRec),8x(200mRw/200mRec),CD

Straight out and back on highway 20 west of town. (15.43 in 1:55:22)

Saucony Guide ISO White Noise Miles: 15.43
Weight: 145.00
Total Distance
8.00

Treadmill run before the bus. Easy. (8 in 1:01:26)

Weight: 146.00
Total Distance
8.00

Treadmill before the bus. Easy. (8 in 1:01:34)

Saucony Guide 10 Miles: 8.00
Weight: 146.00
Total Distance
12.10

Before the bus. 0.5 mile warm up. 11.5 miles at goal marathon pace. 0.1 mile kick. (12.1 in 1:23:00)

Saucony Guide ISO White Noise Miles: 144.00
Weight: 144.00
Total Distance
8.00

Treadmill before the bus. Easy. (8 in 1:01:56)

Weight: 145.00
Total Distance
8.00

Down in Utah for a nephew's baptism. Went on an exploratory run through Cottonwood Heights. Legs still very heavy from Wednesday. I think today's run will be good for loosening them. (8 in 1:08:18)

Saucony Guide 10 Miles: 8.00
Weight: 0.00
Total Distance
23.00

Staying in Richfield, Utah today. My standard 3 hour run three weeks before a marathon. I'd say this one was at a 75% average effort and my pace was surprising me almost every mile on my Garmin. I really like these southern central Utah communities! (23 in 3:03:11)

Saucony Guide ISO White Noise Miles: 23.00
Weight: 0.00
Total Distance
8.00

Treadmill before the bus. Easy. (8 in 1:01:56)

Weight: 0.00
Total Distance
8.01

Treadmill before the bus. Easy with 10 strides at the end. Doing strides at a harder pace and felt pretty good. (8.01 in 1:00:41)

Saucony Guide 10 Miles: 8.01
Weight: 0.00
Total Distance
9.00

Treadmill workout before the bus.

0.75 mile warmup, 3x(2T with 2 minute recoveries), 1T with a 0.2 mile kick, 0.5 mile cooldown. Felt really good! (9 in 1:02:19)

Saucony Guide ISO White Noise Miles: 9.00
Weight: 0.00
Total Distance
8.00

Treadmill before the bus. Easy. Internet was out this morning so no Netflix. Darn. (8 in 1:00:38)

Weight: 0.00
Total Distance
8.00

Treadmill before the bus. Easy, finishing with 10 strides. (8 in 1:00:44)

Saucony Guide 10 Miles: 8.00
Weight: 0.00
Total Distance
15.00

Treadmill workout. 2WU,2x(2T,2minRec),2x(1T,1minRec),2E,8x(200mR,200mRec),2CD. Feeling really good about my upcoming race!

(15 in 1:49:02)

Saucony Guide ISO White Noise Miles: 15.00
Weight: 0.00
Total Distance
8.00

Treadmill before the bus. (8 in 1:00:49)

Weight: 0.00
Total Distance
8.00

Treadmill before the bus. (8 in 1:01:40)

Saucony Guide 10 Miles: 8.00
Weight: 0.00
Total Distance
8.00

Treadmill before the bus. (8 in 1:01:50)

Saucony Guide ISO White Noise Miles: 8.00
Weight: 0.00
Total Distance
12.00

No going to the office today. My grandma is visiting for one day and I want to make the most of the time. Got up early and started to run outside, then got caught in the rain. Switched to the treadmill. (12 in 1:33:28)

Saucony Guide 10 Miles: 12.00
Weight: 0.00
Total Distance
8.00

Treadmill before the bus. Easy. (8 in 1:01:19)

Saucony Guide 10 Miles: 8.00
Weight: 0.00
Total Distance
13.31

Last long run before the Ogden marathon. Forecast for Ogden next Saturday isn't looking like I want it to :-/

(13.31 in 1:48:46)

Saucony Guide ISO White Noise Miles: 13.31
Weight: 0.00
Total Distance
8.00

Treadmill before the bus. Will be winding down all week. (8 in 1:02:12)

Saucony Guide 10 Miles: 8.00
Weight: 0.00
Total Distance
8.20

Small workout before the bus. Just enough to remember how to run fast. 1T, 2 minute recovery,1T, 2 minute recovery,1T, 0.2 kick. (8.2 in 1:00:13)

Saucony Guide 10 Miles: 8.20
Weight: 0.00
Total Distance
8.00

Treadmill before the bus. Easy. (8 in 1:02:47)

Saucony Guide ISO White Noise Miles: 8.00
Weight: 0.00
Total Distance
5.39

Easy run to the river and back. (5.39 in 0:44:56)

Saucony Guide 10 Miles: 5.39
Weight: 0.00
Comments
From Martin on Sat, May 18, 2019 at 16:14:08 from 217.238.70.155

Good luck, Donald!

From Donald Davis on Sat, May 18, 2019 at 19:39:15 from 64.9.239.146

Thanks Martin! It was a good race. I definitely wasn't ready for a sub-3 race. Also, the weather wasn't very good for the first part of the race. Will write a post here soon.

Total Distance
3.68

Easy taper in Cottonwood Heights. (3.68 in 0:30:00)

Saucony Guide 10 Miles: 3.68
Weight: 0.00
Race: Ogden Marathon 2019 (26.219 Miles) 03:09:41, Place overall: 48, Place in age division: 9
Total Distance
26.22

Will write more later. This was a fun race and was exciting all the way through, even with poor weather for part of it! I felt like I did a pretty decent carb heavy diet starting Thursday at dinner time. Ate English muffins, oatmeal, bagels, etc. The last heavy protein I had was some baked chicken with spinach and mustard in a bagel sandwich. Seeing that the weather forecast for the race was bad, I went to Deseret Industries and got a cheap hoodie and gloves. Went to dinner with friends at Pig &a Jelly Jar, which was not a good place to go the night before a marathon. I just had a side waffle with fruit and syrup (and now I really want to go back to try the actual menu, because watching my wife eat chicken and biscuits was almost torture!). Waking up on race morning, I had a decent sized bowl of oatmeal with a large banana and peanut butter, almost exactly 3 hours before the race started. I was lucky that my bus was delayed for some reason and I didn't get off of it until 30 minutes before race start. It was sleeting at the start line and very foggy/cloudy (felt like western Oregon). I spent the next 25 minutes in line for a PoP. Changed out of my old shoes and socks with holes, drank a small electrolyte drink (Spark), and actually used the PoP as well. I wore my hoodie right up to the start line, then threw it next to a bunch of other abandoned clothes. Through most of the race I wore: baseball cap, tank, shorts, arm and leg sleeves, and gloves. That worked really well with the weather. I took off the gloves near the end. The weather got better later in the race, and the last 5 miles were really nice. I tried to keep my goal pace, but slowly lost it throughout the race. I definitely wasn't ready to break 3, but I have a little more time to prepare for my next marathon (Pocatello). It was a great race though. I pushed myself all the way through and had fun cheering others and doing my best. I also met Walter and learned how BQ certifications are done. Also, my 3 y/o was cheering "Go Daddy! Go Daddy!" at the end :-D

Saucony Guide ISO White Noise Miles: 26.22
Weight: 0.00
Comments
From Martin on Sun, May 19, 2019 at 15:26:23 from 217.238.70.155

Congratulations, Donald! The day of a sub3 will come for sure, all you have to do is to keep on running like you do! And nothing is more important than children cheering their parents? Well done, have a nice rest!

Total Distance
4.00

A nice wog this morning. Felt better the longer I was moving. (4 in 0:51:03)

Weight: 0.00
Total Distance
5.00

Wogging before the bus. (5 in 0:54:57)

Weight: 0.00
Total Distance
6.70

Wog then jog. (6.7 in 1:00:25)

Saucony Guide 10 Miles: 6.70
Weight: 0.00
Total Distance
7.30

Light jog the whole time. This week's recovery strategy worked really well! (7.3 in 1:00:44)

Saucony Guide 10 Miles: 7.30
Weight: 0.00
Total Distance
9.40

Treadmill before the bus. Feeling great. (7.4 in 1:00:47)

Another 2 miles at lunch time. Moreso, I went to the gym for some overdue strength training. (2 in 16:14)

ASICS GEL-Contend 4 Miles: 2.00
Weight: 0.00
Total Distance
12.20

90 minute run with light workout. 5x1mile at T pace. (12.2 in 1:30:35)

Saucony Guide 10 Miles: 12.20
Weight: 0.00
Total Distance
12.00

15 strides. (12 in 1:32:44)

Weight: 0.00
Total Distance
8.00

Treadmill before the bus. (8 in 1:02:59)

Saucony Guide 10 Miles: 8.00
Weight: 0.00
Total Distance
8.00

Treadmill before the bus. Easy. (8 in 1:02:37)

Saucony Guide 10 Miles: 8.00
Weight: 0.00
Total Distance
11.29

Treadmill before the bus. 7 strides, 6min, 6 strides, 6min, 6 strides, 6min, 7 strides. Nice way to shake the dust off without too much work. Next week I'll start some runs with harder paces. (8.1 in 1:00:44)

Light jaunt at lunch time. (3.19 in 0:26:26)

ASICS GEL-Contend 4 Miles: 3.19Saucony Guide ISO White Noise Miles: 8.10
Weight: 0.00
Total Distance
11.05

Easy 90 minutes along the Snake River. (11.5 in 1:30:00)

Saucony Guide 10 Miles: 11.05
Weight: 0.00
Total Distance
18.50

Climbed 1400'. (18.5 in 2:20:21)

Saucony Guide ISO White Noise Miles: 18.50
Weight: 0.00
Total Distance
8.00

12 strides. (8 in 1:00:22)

Saucony Guide 10 Miles: 8.00
Weight: 0.00
Total Distance
12.18

Treadmill before the bus. (8 in 1:02:31)

Ran with Jack at lunch time. 3 times around the perimeter. (4.18 in 0:33:40)

ASICS GEL-Contend 4 Miles: 4.18
Weight: 146.00
Total Distance
12.30

Treadmill before the bus. (8 in 1:02:25)

Lunch time run (4.3 in 0:34:10)

Saucony Guide 10 Miles: 8.00ASICS GEL-Contend 4 Miles: 4.30
Weight: 0.00
Total Distance
12.43

10 strides. To the green belt hotels and back. (8 in 1:02:37)

Lunch time run. (4.43 in 0:35:13)

ASICS GEL-Contend 4 Miles: 4.43
Weight: 145.00
Total Distance
12.35

Green belt running. (8 in 1:05:46)

Lunch time run. (4.35 in 0:34:37)

Saucony Guide 10 Miles: 8.00ASICS GEL-Contend 4 Miles: 4.35
Weight: 137.00
Total Distance
13.00

Treadmill workout. 2 easy, 3x(1T,1min),3min,3x(1kmVO2max,3min),4x(400mR,400m).

Feeling stronger today than I think I've ever felt before. Not sure why this workout felt so much better than previous ones (not that others were bad). Ate a few pieces of hard candy and a banana with peanut butter before the run. Then drank water with Advocare's Spark drink mix during the run. Things just seemed to really align well today for a good workout.

(13 in 1:34:28)

Saucony Guide ISO White Noise Miles: 13.00
Weight: 0.00
Total Distance
12.30

Before the bus. Running on the greenbelt. Achilles is very slightly tender. Not sure about it. (8 in 1:05:22)

Lunch run (4.29 in 0:34:18)

ASICS GEL-Contend 4 Miles: 4.29
Weight: 147.00
Total Distance
12.56

Treadmill before the bus. Gradual speedup. (8.25 in 1:02:26)

Lunch run. Ran with a group of runners at the end that were going pretty fast, which wasn't what I was initially planning, but oh well! (4.31 in 0:33:16)

Saucony Guide 10 Miles: 8.25ASICS GEL-Contend 4 Miles: 4.31
Weight: 0.00
Total Distance
12.43

Greenbelt before the bus. (8.03 in 1:05:20)

Lunch run. (4.3 in 0:33:45)

 

Saucony Guide 10 Miles: 8.03ASICS GEL-Contend 4 Miles: 4.30
Weight: 0.00
Total Distance
14.00

Attempted treadmill workout. 3 mile warm up. The goal after that was 14 miles at goal marathon pace. Didn't make it all the way though (8.5 miles at goal pace), and started slowing down. Decided to stop 3 miles early of the total mileage planned instead of risking a long recovery period... 

Tried a Maurten 160 on this run. I think I like regular gels with water better.

Saucony Guide ISO White Noise Miles: 14.00
Weight: 148.00
Total Distance
12.40

Greenbelt before the bus. Little sluggish from yesterday but not too bad. (8.06 in 1:06:19)

Very focused and relaxed run at lunch time. I tried to really focus on my form and maintaining it naturally. (4.34 in 0:34:45)

I became a member of the Honey Stinger Hive yesterday. Pretty cool!

ASICS GEL-Contend 4 Miles: 4.34
Weight: 147.00
Total Distance
17.05

1 easy, 8 marathon effort, 1 easy, 6 marathon effort, 1 cool down. (17.05 in 2:10:12) Legs didn't really respond to get to the speed I wanted from a marathon effort. I'm pleasantly surprised with the pace held on the warm up and recovery miles though. On those miles I really focused on a relaxed pace with focus on form and efficiency and went faster than expected. One thing I need to improve on is sleeping...

Saucony Guide ISO White Noise Miles: 17.05
Weight: 147.00
Total Distance
12.54

8 strides on the treadmill. Before the bus. (8.2 in 1:01:29)

Easy lunch run. Getting warmer outside. (4.34 in 0:34:20)

Saucony Guide 10 Miles: 8.20ASICS GEL-Contend 4 Miles: 4.34
Weight: 147.00
Total Distance
12.44

Greenbelt before the bus. Really focusing on form, and I think it is helping. (8.1 in 1:05:46)

Easy lunch run. (4.34 in 0:34:53)

ASICS GEL-Contend 4 Miles: 4.34
Weight: 147.00
Total Distance
12.51

Lactate threshold workout. Less steam this morning... 1 mile warmup, 3x(2T,2min), 3 strides. (8.17 in 1:02:02) Lunch run. Little windy but felt nice too. (4 34 in 0:34:04)

ASICS GEL-Contend 4 Miles: 4.00Saucony Guide ISO White Noise Miles: 8.17
Weight: 147.00
Total Distance
12.53

Treadmill before the bus. (8.3 in 1:03:48)

Easy lunch run. The wind made it a little harder though. It really isn't that bad when there's no dust flying and it's not too cold! (4.23 in 0:35:53)

Saucony Guide 10 Miles: 8.30ASICS GEL-Contend 4 Miles: 4.23
Weight: 147.00
Total Distance
12.57

Treadmill before the bus. (8.2 in 1:01:31)

Easy lunch run. Perfect temperature and almost no wind. (4.37 in 0:35:31)

ASICS GEL-Contend 4 Miles: 4.37
Weight: 147.00
Total Distance
13.00

Treadmill workout. 2 mile warmup, 6x(1 mile lactate threshold, 1 minute), 4x(200m R, 200m), 4x(400m R, 400m), CD. It was a slightly smaller workout, but with the recent uptick in mileage, I think it was a good idea to be safe. (13 in 1:32:03)

Saucony Guide ISO White Noise Miles: 13.00
Weight: 0.00
Total Distance
8.30

Treadmill before the bus (8.3 in 1:03:47)

Saucony Guide 10 Miles: 8.30
Weight: 0.00
Total Distance
13.08

Treadmill before the bus. 10 strides. (8.5 in 1:03:42)

Lunch run. (4.58 in 38:03)

ASICS GEL-Contend 4 Miles: 4.58
Weight: 149.00
Total Distance
11.36

Treadmill before the bus (8.5 in 1:05:40)

Daddy Daughter Date. Pushed Ellie in the stroller to the playground, then to Reed's Dairy, then back home. (2.86 in 0:27:50)

Saucony Guide 10 Miles: 8.50
Weight: 0.00
Total Distance
13.28

Decided to follow Steve Magness' advice and put some faster splits intermittently in my workout instead of the traditional speedup at the end. Felt different and mixed thing sup in a nice way. (8.8 in 1:04:20)

Easy lunch run (4.48 in 0:37:35)

Saucony Guide 10 Miles: 8.80ASICS GEL-Contend 4 Miles: 4.48
Weight: 0.00
Total Distance
11.50

Easy long run around Daybreak. Wow, this neighborhood is humongous! (11.5 in 1:35:30)

Saucony Guide 10 Miles: 11.50
Weight: 0.00
Total Distance
20.00

This run ended up being longer than planned. I felt really great, and decided to make some distance training on a good day. (20 in 2:43:47)

Saucony Guide ISO White Noise Miles: 20.00
Weight: 0.00
Total Distance
13.00

Treadmill before the bus. 14 strides. Very warm and sweaty. (8.5 in 1:02:21)

Lunch run at work. Also very warm and also fairly sweaty. (4.5 in 0:37:48)

ASICS GEL-Contend 4 Miles: 4.50
Weight: 147.00
Total Distance
13.34

Treadmill before the bus. (8.3 in 1:04:16)

Lunch run. Jack is back! (his knee is better now) So I got to run with him, which was nice. (5.04 in 0:41:14)

Saucony Guide 10 Miles: 8.30ASICS GEL-Contend 4 Miles: 5.04
Weight: 147.00
Total Distance
12.60

Treadmill before the bus. (8.1 in 1:03:07)

Lunch run with Jack today. He is a great running buddy! (4.5 in 0:37:32)

ASICS GEL-Contend 4 Miles: 4.50
Weight: 0.00
Total Distance
19.00

Planned a long run for my day off. Happy 4th of July! Celebrated on the treadmill with an American tv show filmed in Canada... haha. (19 in 2:24:24)

Saucony Guide ISO White Noise Miles: 19.00
Weight: 0.00
Total Distance
13.76

Easy treadmill run before the bus. (8.5 in 1:08:00)

Lunch run, partially/mostly with Jack. He got ready a little late, so we met up later in the run. I think he wanted to go a little fast, because we ended up with fast splits than I expected (5.26 in 0:42:06)

Saucony Guide 10 Miles: 8.50ASICS GEL-Contend 4 Miles: 5.26
Weight: 146.00
Total Distance
14.00

2 mile warmup, 3 mile T, 3 minute E, 2 mile T, 2 minute E, 5x(3 minute hard, 2 minute E), 6x(200m R, 200m E), cool down.

T=9mph, Hard=9.5mph, R=10mph. This workout was just what the doctor ordered. The kind that pushes you right up to a healthy limit that helps you gain strength not just physically but also mentally. It is a cool feeling to to be close to that limit and becoming better requires having an awareness of it.

(14 in 1:39:44)

Saucony Guide ISO White Noise Miles: 14.00
Weight: 0.00
Total Distance
12.96

Treadmill before the bus. 10 strides. (8.5 in 1:05:13)

Lunch run. Jack got out late again. Funny story that leads me to agree with Dr. Noakes' central governor theory. Jack said he would try to catch me, and I knew he was telling the truth. I tried to go at a normal pace for an easy run. Every mile marker indicated to me that I was going much faster than for a normal easy run though. It's a good thing that we humans don't have conscious control over that governor, because otherwise there would be a lot more overuse injuries among runners. Jack had a similar story: that he was running faster than usual and still felt really good. I guess you could say I was a "jackrabbit" for this run. (4.46 in 0:35:55)

ASICS GEL-Contend 4 Miles: 4.46
Weight: 147.00
Total Distance
12.61

Treadmill before the bus. Some minor digestive issues before during and after. (8.1 in 1:02:56)

Easy lunch run. (4.51 in 0:37:21)

Saucony Guide 10 Miles: 8.10ASICS GEL-Contend 4 Miles: 4.51
Weight: 147.00
Total Distance
20.00

Great treadmill workout: 30 minute warmup, 15 miles at marathon pace (8.7mph), 1.25 mile cooldown. Another great mental and physical challenge! (20 in 2:22:59)

Saucony Guide ISO White Noise Miles: 20.00
Weight: 0.00
Comments
From Eugene on Wed, Jul 10, 2019 at 16:53:18 from 73.58.34.45

Great workout! Really hope you can break 3 in the marathon at Pocatello, this seems like a good indicator.

From Donald on Wed, Jul 10, 2019 at 21:57:26 from 24.119.22.216

Thanks Eugene! It'll be close for sure. I will be trying to do things as right as I can between now and August 31st!

Total Distance
12.79

Long run on the green belt. It felt really good and relaxed, but I probably went a little too long. (12.79 in 1:49:16)

Saucony Guide 10 Miles: 12.79
Weight: 0.00
Total Distance
13.00

Easy treadmill run with intermittent moderate splits (8mph). (13 in 1:39:49)

Weight: 0.00
Total Distance
19.00

Treadmill workout. 1E,2x(4M,1E),2x(3M,1E),1E. (19 in 2:15:30)

Some gnarly rubbing on the skin by my Achilles tendons. Felt pain around mile 11, but it went away pretty quick. No tendinitis, just skin chafing.

Saucony Guide ISO White Noise Miles: 19.00
Weight: 0.00
Comments
From Eugene on Sat, Jul 13, 2019 at 10:03:12 from 73.58.34.45

Solid week of mileage!

From Donald on Sat, Jul 13, 2019 at 12:18:46 from 24.119.22.216

Thanks! You've been doing awesome as well. This is my record mileage week without actually focusing on mileage. One time I did 100 just to say I did it, and that kicked my butt. It's been a steady progression to where I am right now, and I feel pretty good!

From Eugene on Sat, Jul 13, 2019 at 19:05:00 from 73.58.34.45

I did that same thing to do 100 a couple times just to say I did it right after high school - it feels a lot better working up to it naturally :)

any plans to increase mileage any more with the marathon a month-ish away(and half the month after)? Even if you don't beforehand it puts you in a good place for training after.

From Donald on Sat, Jul 13, 2019 at 20:17:34 from 64.9.255.17

Time constraints will probably keep me about where I'm at now. Right now, a lot of things in life are aligned to keep me really busy (school, work, church responsibilities, and very young kids). In a few years, at least two of those things will be eating up less time, so maybe I'll increase my mileage when that happens. For now, I'd like to hold 80-90 miles/week for a while and see what kind of improvement I get there. Currently, my next marathon isn't until June, but I'd like to find something in the early spring. It may require traveling though.

Total Distance
6.13

Took my mom to the airport this morning, so no morning run. This week with her was so much fun. I am so happy that my parents are looking to move closer soon. 

Easy lunch run. Some discomfort in the quad right at the end. Glad it was a light day. (6.13 in 0:50:41)

ASICS GEL-Contend 4 Miles: 6.13
Weight: 149.00
Total Distance
13.38

Treadmill before the bus. Did some incline and ended up with around 1300' gain overall. (8.3 in 1:06:24)

Lunch run with Jack. We took it really slow today. I definitely needed it, as my muscles are still fatigued and sore from last week. Kinda weird, as I felt fine Saturday and Sunday. (5.08 in 0:43:38)

Saucony Guide 10 Miles: 8.30ASICS GEL-Contend 4 Miles: 5.08
Weight: 149.00
Total Distance
13.38

1E,5x(1T,2min),CD. One last dust buster before this weekend's race. Besides some strides later in the week too. (9.2 in 1:05:13)

Easy lunch run. (4.18 in 0:34:51)

ASICS GEL-Contend 4 Miles: 4.18Saucony Guide ISO White Noise Miles: 9.20
Weight: 147.00
Total Distance
12.81

Easy treadmill run before the bus. (8.3 in 1:04:58)

Easy lunch run in strong winds with Jack. (4.51 in 0:36:32)

Saucony Guide 10 Miles: 8.30ASICS GEL-Contend 4 Miles: 4.51
Weight: 148.00
Total Distance
10.92

Easy run with 6 strides in the middle. (7.6 in 0:59:48)

Wogging lunch run. (3.32 in 0:30:53)

Saucony Guide 10 Miles: 7.60ASICS GEL-Contend 4 Miles: 3.32
Weight: 148.00
Race: Ririe Days Half Marathon (w/ scenic detour) (14.43 Miles) 01:44:20, Place overall: 4
Total Distance
15.55

Ririe Days is a great event! The town of Ririe really puts on a good party, and it made the race something that my whole family could enjoy and not just me. Ellie got to jump on bounce houses, play on a playground, eat free snow cones, and ride a horse-drawn cart.

The race itself was fun, and was good training in many aspects. First, it drops almost 900 feet in the first 2.5 miles, and then is relatively flat, with a few small hills, for the rest of the race. Miles 3-5ish are on gravel roads. Also, a special feature in this year's iteration was an incorrectly pointed sign at the end of the gravel road. So a few of us ended up running down another gravel road (i.e. the wrong direction) for varying distances. I figured something was wrong when I ended up at a dead end with a nice farmhouse, and saw the guy who WAS in first place turning around to go back... He actually ran several directions around the house looking for the path and ended up with 14.99 miles total on his watch at the end of the race. I had 14.43. We were able to turn several others back around before they got too far down the path. Also, the arrow that was placed to direct runners was a sticker attached to a road sign, so nobody attempted to turn it the right way. I still pushed my hardest, and decided this would at least be a very good training run. Around mile 10 I could see a guy ahead of me, and I tried to reel him in. He ended up finishing 30 seconds before me and got the 3rd place medal. Only the overall winners got medals, so shucks! I barely missed it! The guy who would've undoubtedly gotten first place ended up getting second place so kudos to him. The guy who officially got first place turned out to be a veteran to this race. Overall, very fun time for everyone. I also don't feel too wiped out, and I even played on the rock-climbing wall rented from BYU-I. I highly recommend this race to those looking for something that the whole family can enjoy. Did I mention there was a free community breakfast as well?

(14.43 in 1:44:20)

Saucony Guide ISO White Noise Miles: 15.55
Weight: 0.00
Total Distance
7.00

Very easy run around the green belt. Pretty sore today, but I should be good by the weekend. (7 in 1:01:13)

Weight: 0.00
Total Distance
12.70

Easy run on the treadmill. (8.2 in 1:04:43)

Easy lunch run. Got sent home early due to fires in the desert. (4.5 in 0:37:44)

Saucony Guide 10 Miles: 8.20ASICS GEL-Contend 4 Miles: 4.50
Weight: 0.00
Total Distance
13.10

Tired easy long run on the green belt. More curtailment with desert fires... (13.1 in 1:50:33)

Weight: 0.00
Total Distance
12.62

Easy treadmill run before the bus. Slowly healing up for Saturday. (8.1 in 1:04:48)

Easy lunch run. Could hardly even smell the smoke. (4.52 in 0:38:30)

Saucony Guide 10 Miles: 8.10ASICS GEL-Contend 4 Miles: 4.52
Weight: 146.00
Total Distance
10.80

Easy treadmill run with 8 strides split by 2 minute breaks. (10.8 in 1:24:50)

Weight: 0.00
Comments
From Tom Slick on Sat, Jul 27, 2019 at 10:01:09 from 174.148.244.199

Looks like you are getting ready to surpass the 2000 mile mark for the year.

From Donald on Sat, Jul 27, 2019 at 17:35:51 from 24.119.22.216

Tom, probably the week after this one. I'll be on the road a lot this week.

Race: Idaho Falls Half Marathon 2019 (13.109 Miles) 01:34:21, Place overall: 9, Place in age division: 2
Total Distance
16.71

Woke up at 4am to get breakfast and allow time for the rest of my body to wake up. I actually jogged about 2.5 miles from my house to the bus pickup point to save my wife from having to wake up. Also did about a half mile of warm up 20 minutes before race start. This went much like last weekend's race. I was very controlled and relaxed on the downhill portion that takes the first 3ish miles. Then I put in a little more power as the course leveled out and left a couple of guys I was mostly staying side by side with. The rest of the race was a great feeling of reeling in rabbit after rabbit. There were some badly marked turns on this race. The worst one actually cut off a significant chunk of the race if you missed it. So I actually passed several people multiple times. I was pretty happy at the end, as I'm pretty sure I didn't lose to anyone because of the badly marked turn. This course was way longer than 13.1 last year and I'm pretty sure it was still a little longer this year too (about 0.2 miles). A lot of people at the finish line were upset about the course being longer, a lot of people accidentally cutting the course short, etc. Overall, it was a great experience for me. I'm always happy with being able to do a race. Even if turns are missed or others intentionally or unintentionally make the course shorter, races are still so filled with adrenaline for me, and then with such positive emotions when crossing the finish line!

The website for this race said there would be a kids fun run after the half. Apparently that is no longer the case. Ellie had gotten super excited about doing her own race after mine, so we did our own little race together, where I put my medal on her neck at the end. She really enjoyed that :)

As far as how I feel now, I feel really really good! Even a few hours after the race, I feel like I could run back to the start line. I probably couldn't, but seriously I feel super good.

Saucony Guide ISO White Noise Miles: 16.71
Weight: 0.00
Comments
From jtshad on Sat, Jul 27, 2019 at 11:46:01 from 75.174.60.6

Good race. The RD is new this year. I was out running yesterday and noticed that the course markers were not really done well and could easily be missed. This course has some windy parts which are confusing even with good markings...I got into a bit of a row with a guy a few years ago because we both went off course a bit...not one of my finer days.

Did you have any dog issues coming off the hill? A buddy was running down Sunnyside last weekend and was attacked by Rottweilers. I told the RD and he said he was going to try to talk to the owner (the sheriff also knows about this dog problem).

From Donald on Sat, Jul 27, 2019 at 11:50:27 from 209.107.188.8

Jeff, I think Ryan put on a great race. I'll give him time to continue working out kinks. Last year I had a good scare with the same dogs I think. Not today though. The dogs definitely need to be on a leash. When I got scared by them, I was on my way up to the landfill. I was scared enough on the way down that I took an alternate route down on some dirt roads.

From Tom Slick on Sun, Jul 28, 2019 at 21:41:47 from 66.87.126.126

Not withstanding the dog problems, congrats on your Half Mary performance. 94 minutes and change is a good time especially when you place In the top ten overall and place second in your age division.

From Donald on Mon, Jul 29, 2019 at 14:04:16 from 65.222.251.100

Thanks, Tom! The dog problems were on the same route, but on a different day (not a race day, fortunately). I am very happy with my race, especially since I have been keeping up my mileage for these "training" races. My big goal is the Pocatello marathon at the end of August.

Total Distance
13.47

Treadmill before the bus. Several 1 minute LT splits. It's crazy how there's no soreness at all. After the previous weekend's half I was noticeably sore for several days. (9 in 1:07:46)

Easy lunch run out in the cloudy desert. Perfect temperature today. Felt like higher humidity. (4.47 in 0:36:47)

ASICS GEL-Contend 4 Miles: 4.47
Weight: 0.00
Total Distance
12.48

Easy run on the greenbelt. (8 in 1:06:03)

Easy run alone out in the desert. (4.48 in 0:37:15)

So the Idaho Falls Marathon is promoting its 2020 event with:

1. Updated courses

2. $35 registration for any of the distances through Wednesday night (7/31/2019).

I'm seriously considering signing up for this marathon now haha.

ASICS GEL-Contend 4 Miles: 4.48
Weight: 148.00
Total Distance
10.75

Early run before a 14 hour bus ride today! (10.75 in 1:30:01)

On the way to Bremerton.

Saucony Guide 10 Miles: 10.75
Weight: 0.00
Total Distance
20.31

Early morning run in Bremerton, Washington. (4.62 in 0:39:43)

Awesome run exploring Bremerton today. I'm not used to running in this heat, so I was surprised how well the run went. Didn't have any specific goal, except to get in some good mileage. (15.69 in 2:06:39)

Saucony Guide 10 Miles: 20.31
Weight: 0.00
Total Distance
6.00

Got a sore spot on my ankle now. No bueno, I probably overdid it. (6 in 0:53:48)

Saucony Guide 10 Miles: 6.00
Weight: 0.00
Comments
From Tom Slick on Fri, Aug 02, 2019 at 20:40:52 from 66.87.127.226

RICE. It!

Total Distance
9.66

Ankle is feeling better. I was really worried because yesterday was a full day of walking in safety shoes for work. Seems like with light running it is okay. (9.66 in 1:24:36)

Saucony Guide 10 Miles: 9.66
Weight: 0.00
Comments
From Tom Slick on Sat, Aug 03, 2019 at 14:06:41 from 174.148.55.245

Yowzza Donald, 72+ miles for the week, Good on you. Be careful on your miles run progression so that you don't sustain an over use injury!

From Martin on Sun, Aug 04, 2019 at 23:51:08 from 212.88.157.202

Get well soon, Donald!

Total Distance
13.20

Easy on my standard 3:30am greenbelt path in the morning. Felt meh. (8.05 in 1:06:33)

Very nice easy run with Jack at lunch time. It was pretty warm, but it wasn't bad with the very slight breeze and being distracted by conversation. Felt better than this morning. (5.15 in 0:44:42)

ASICS GEL-Contend 4 Miles: 5.15
Weight: 148.00
Total Distance
13.28

Easy run on the greenbelt. A little better than yesterday. (8.05 in 1:06:12)

Easy lunch run. Felt warmer today than yesterday. I was wanting to do a workout tomorrow morning, but I think I'll give my ankle a break until the weekend. (5.23 in 0:45:07)

ASICS GEL-Contend 4 Miles: 5.23
Weight: 147.00
Total Distance
15.38

Some fast splits, but otherwise very relaxed effort. My stomach felt like it was set with concrete for most of the run... Not sure how else to describe it but it wasn't nice. (10.16 in 1:23:13)

Easy run at lunch time. The heat was uncomfortable today, but I felt like my body got into sync by the end of my run, because it became progressively easier to maintain an easy pace, and the heat stopped bothering me as much. (5.22 in 0:44:10)

Saucony Guide 10 Miles: 10.16ASICS GEL-Contend 4 Miles: 5.22
Weight: 147.00
Total Distance
13.22

Greenbelt before the bus. (8.06 in 1:07:20)

Lunch time run at work. (5.16 in 0:43:01)

Saucony Guide 10 Miles: 8.06ASICS GEL-Contend 4 Miles: 5.16
Weight: 148.00
Total Distance
11.50

Very easy treadmill run with a fast finish. Tomorrow will be my longest run for marathon raining. (11.5 in 1:31:40)

Saucony Guide 10 Miles: 11.50
Weight: 0.00
Total Distance
22.20

Well this went as well as I'd hoped. In the past I've gone for 3 hours. I definitely felt fine enough to go another 15 minutes, but the ankle started feeling slightly off. It might've been nothing but there was no reason to risk it. I got what I needed, which is to wrap my mind around the marathon distance before I start winding down to race day. I am pretty excited for the big day!

(22.2 in 2:45:03)

Saucony Guide ISO (Pair 2) Miles: 22.20
Weight: 0.00
Comments
From Tom Slick on Sat, Aug 10, 2019 at 10:55:24 from 66.87.126.186

Showtime aproaching fast but now it’s time for “Taper Time”.

From Donald on Sat, Aug 10, 2019 at 11:54:10 from 209.107.188.71

Tom, "taper" is currently my favorite word!

Total Distance
12.37

I didn't realize how sore I was until I tried to run this morning. Oof! It felt really good after a few minutes of sticking with it though and I'm glad I did it. (7.13 in 1:01:06)

Easy lunch run. Good loosening exercise. (5.24 in 0:44:37)

Saucony Guide 10 Miles: 7.13ASICS GEL-Contend 4 Miles: 5.24
Weight: 149.00
Total Distance
12.70

Easy treadmill run before the bus. (7.5 in 1:00:00)

Easy lunch run. (5.2 in 0:43:32)

ASICS GEL-Contend 4 Miles: 5.20
Weight: 148.00
Total Distance
12.74

Easy treadmill run. (7.5 in 1:00:00)

Easy lunch run. (5.24 in 0:42:11)

Saucony Guide 10 Miles: 7.50ASICS GEL-Contend 4 Miles: 5.24
Weight: 148.00
Total Distance
12.43

Treadmill before the bus. 13 strides. (7.3 in 0:56:03)

Easy lunch run. (5.13 in 0:41:54)

Saucony Guide 10 Miles: 7.30ASICS GEL-Contend 4 Miles: 5.13
Weight: 148.00
Comments
From Tom Slick on Thu, Aug 15, 2019 at 08:24:35 from 66.87.126.221

Fun!

Total Distance
11.91

Easy treadmill run. (6.8 in 0:54:24)

Easy lunch time run. Even more sore than usual. Not sure about my workout tomorrow. (5.11 in 0:43:51)

Weight: 0.00
Comments
From Tom Slick on Fri, Aug 16, 2019 at 08:21:37 from 66.87.126.11

Looks like your going to wear out a Dreadmill !

From Donald on Fri, Aug 16, 2019 at 09:22:27 from 65.222.251.100

Fun fact, I bought this treadmill used, and I've put 3,000 miles on it so far. I'm worried it'll outlast me.

Total Distance
13.60

2E,2x(3T,3minE),8x(200mR,200mRec),CD (13.6 in 1:38:22)

T=9mph, R=10mph, E=7.5mph, Rec=10mph

Second run in the new racing shoes and I love them. If they're this nice in two weeks then I will probably buy a couple more pairs. I was feeling really lame yesterday (sore and uncomfortable) and I was planning on scrapping this workout and running at a light pace on the treadmill in case my ankle gave me trouble. After a few minutes, I decided I felt okay enough to attempt the workout and it turned out to be a great experience!

Saucony Guide ISO (Pair 2) Miles: 13.60
Weight: 0.00
Comments
From Tom Slick on Sun, Aug 18, 2019 at 16:11:59 from 174.148.230.209

Donald - Hey just a few days till the "Portneuf Health Partners Pocatello Marathon. Are you ready? Got any predictions? Good luck and get that "BQ" and bring it home!!!

From Donald on Tue, Aug 20, 2019 at 10:42:07 from 65.222.251.100

Hey Tom!

Sorry for the late response. I've been trying to find a time to respond. I'm excited for the race, and I think tapering is going well. So I think I'm ready. Race day will say whether that's the case or not though. My prediction is that I'll be able to get under 3:05 again. My A goal, however, is to get under 3:00, and that is what I need for a BQ. Here's to hoping! Are you excited for your upcoming marathon? You really pack in those long runs!

Total Distance
11.51

Easy treadmill before the bus. (6.65 in 0:53:12)

Easy lunch time miles. (4.86 in 0:42:07)

ASICS GEL-Contend 4 Miles: 4.86
Weight: 148.00
Total Distance
10.87

Easy treadmill run. (6 in 0:48:00)

Easy lunch miles. (4.87 in 0:42:06)

ASICS GEL-Contend 4 Miles: 4.87
Weight: 148.00
Comments
From Tom Slick on Tue, Aug 20, 2019 at 08:18:21 from 174.148.62.151

save some speed for the race....

Total Distance
13.10

13 strides on the treadmill. Half marathon while finishing The Expanse Season 3. An underappreciated show for space nerds! (13.1 in 1:41:44)

Anybody else notice that Garmin has a manual entry option for "Hang Glide" and "Wing Suit"?

Saucony Guide 10 Miles: 13.10
Weight: 0.00
Comments
From Eugene on Wed, Aug 21, 2019 at 19:24:28 from 174.223.140.184

Garmin: not for the faint of heart!

Total Distance
10.07

Easy morning. (5.16 in 0:43:49)

First cloudy and windy day in a long time out here in the desert. Very nice. (4.91 in 0:41:40)

ASICS GEL-Contend 4 Miles: 4.91
Weight: 149.00
Total Distance
9.57

Getting up later each day, and I love it. (4.88 in 0:40:44)

Very easy lunch time run. (4.69 in 0:39:57)

ASICS GEL-Contend 4 Miles: 4.69
Weight: 149.00
Total Distance
12.00

Last longish run. Did 8 strides at the very end at a pretty hard effort. Excited for next Saturday! (12 in 1:33:51)

Saucony Guide 10 Miles: 12.00
Weight: 149.00
Total Distance
10.10

Small workout. 3x(1T,2min). Feeling more pre-race jitters than I'm used to. Thinking this will be more of a B+ race for me. (6.6 in 0:52:23)

Quick run on the treadmill at work. I almost didn't have any time to run today, and squeezed a small 25 minute window a little after noon. 2x(1T,2min). (3.5 in 0:25:00)

ASICS GEL-Contend 4 Miles: 3.50Saucony Guide ISO White Noise Miles: 6.60
Weight: 147.00
Comments
From Tom Slick on Mon, Aug 26, 2019 at 18:02:44 from 66.87.127.147

Good Luck - Get that sub 3 !!!!

From Donald on Tue, Aug 27, 2019 at 07:45:30 from 65.222.251.100

Thanks, Tom!

Total Distance
8.08

Easy short morning run. (3.64 in 0:31:19)

Easy lunch run. (4.44 in 0:37:43)

ASICS GEL-Contend 4 Miles: 4.44
Weight: 148.00
Total Distance
6.71

Short morning run. (2.57 in 0:21:59)

Easy lunch run. (4.14 in 0:34:43)

Saucony Guide 10 Miles: 2.57ASICS GEL-Contend 4 Miles: 4.14
Weight: 0.00
Total Distance
4.24

No morning run, set my alarm for 5AM and almost slept all the way (woke up at 4:52AM).

Lunch run. Hustled at 3/2 breathing for the majority of it. A good effort to hear myself breathing, but nothing too exciting. (4.24 in 0:33:44)
 

ASICS GEL-Contend 4 Miles: 4.24
Weight: 149.00
Total Distance
3.57

Easy lunch time run. (3.57 in 0:31:25)

ASICS GEL-Contend 4 Miles: 3.57
Weight: 150.00
Race: Pocatello Marathon (26.219 Miles) 03:08:10, Place overall: 8, Place in age division: 1
Total Distance
26.22

True chip time was 3:08:10. At about mile 8, I knew that I wasn't getting anywhere near sub-3. BUT this was a great race for me. Well before the halfway point, I felt myself fading. Even though I knew I wasn't getting my goal, I decided early to give this race my very best. I gave 100% and feel really good about it. The neatest thing is that around mile 19, it paid off that I kept pushing, as I passed a few people that had passed me when I was fading earlier. I'm not sure why, but I definitely got a second wind about 75% through the race and kept it until the end. If think I ran a really good race and there's not much I could've done differently during the race. After finishing, my fatigue hit me like a train and I had nothing left, not even for a really short and slow cool down (I tried). Something I can improve in the long term: get back to 140 lbs. I think that's the biggest difference between my performance today and my PR at STG last year when I was 10+ pounds lighter.

Saucony Guide ISO (Pair 2) Miles: 26.22
Weight: 0.00
Comments
From jtshad on Sat, Aug 31, 2019 at 14:37:47 from 75.174.10.117

Great race, nice that you got that second wind. This can be a tricky course and a lot different that STGM. Good work, get some rest and recovery.

From Donald on Sat, Aug 31, 2019 at 17:48:24 from 64.9.255.31

Thanks Jeff, it is a tricky course with a lot of variation. I really liked how early it started, and it explains why the half marathon started so late 2 years ago!

Total Distance
3.00

3 miles walking this morning. Even if I wanted to run, I doubt I would've been able to. 3 miles of walking really did the trick for getting blood moving and muscles loosening. I'm glad tomorrow is a holiday. (3 in 0:58:23)

Saucony Guide 10 Miles: 3.00
Weight: 0.00
Comments
From Eugene on Sun, Sep 01, 2019 at 06:28:55 from 174.223.135.72

sorry yesterday wasn’t the day for sub-3 Donald, but great race still. where does that time rank for you in all of your marathons? 2nd fastest?

From Donald on Sun, Sep 01, 2019 at 07:04:09 from 24.119.22.216

It's okay, Eugene. This race just let me know I wasn't there yet. It is my second fastest race, my PR being in STG last October. Next year I am signed up for the Utah Valley marathon and I plan on signing up for STG when registration opens.

From Kenny the Apache on Sun, Sep 01, 2019 at 10:55:23 from 65.48.74.201

I always like going on a walk the day after a longer race, such as a marathon. It really helps to speed up the recovery time. Again great race Donald! Even though you didn't quite get the sub-3 you were hoping for, you still ran an impressive marathon time. Hopefully we can meet each other at Big Cottonwood in two weeks.

From Donald on Sun, Sep 01, 2019 at 15:18:24 from 24.119.22.216

Kenny, I am really sore after this marathon, so yes anything to stay loose and stay a little active. Maybe you'll see me as you whiz by on the ;)

From Martin on Mon, Sep 02, 2019 at 02:56:26 from 212.88.157.202

Donald,

you should definitly think about running a marathon at sea level! Don´t forget my invitation: we could run that sub3-beast together next year in Germany! You just need a flight!

Martin

From Donald on Mon, Sep 02, 2019 at 07:37:10 from 24.119.22.216

Martin, thanks again for the offer. It may be just what I need. I'll let you know!

Total Distance
8.54

 

Treadmill incline shuffle. 4mph with intermittent 30sec bouts @ 6mph. Good movement in the legs, but I'm still scared of losing my balance every time I step off a stair step or curb! (8.54 in 2:00:00)

Saucony Guide 10 Miles: 8.54
Weight: 0.00
Total Distance
6.38

Alternating between walking and jogging. (3.21 in 0:41:11)

Same routine as this morning, except at lunch time. (3.17 in 0:35:23)

Saucony Guide 10 Miles: 3.21ASICS GEL-Contend 4 Miles: 3.17
Weight: 150.00
Total Distance
8.47

This was all at a jog, so no walking. Steady progress. (4.31 in 0:42:03)

Another jog at lunch time. (4.16 in 0:38:45)

Saucony Guide 10 Miles: 4.31ASICS GEL-Contend 4 Miles: 4.16
Weight: 150.00
Total Distance
9.35

Easy jog. Enjoying this recovery. (5 in 0:46:26)

More easy jogging at lunch time. No need to pick up the pace as all my goal races are done for the year. For now just coasting and taking advantage of off-season things. Focusing on form. Strength training. Getting enough sleep...maybe (4.35 in 0:39:27)

Saucony Guide 10 Miles: 5.00ASICS GEL-Contend 4 Miles: 4.35
Weight: 149.00
Total Distance
10.32

Easy early morning run. (5.71 in 0:51:06)

Easy run at lunch time. I am not pushing myself harder, but I am watching my pace slowly get back to normal with each run. (4.61 in 0:41:20)

Saucony Guide 10 Miles: 5.71ASICS GEL-Contend 4 Miles: 4.61
Weight: 148.00
Total Distance
13.70

Easy long run. Still a little slow. Not trying to push at all. (13.7 in 2:00:00)

So I just committed to pacing the 3:20 group at the STG marathon in 4 weeks. I think it'll work out. Or maybe I'm crazy.

Saucony Guide ISO White Noise Miles: 13.70
Weight: 0.00
Comments
From Kenny the Apache on Sat, Sep 07, 2019 at 11:51:26 from 65.48.74.201

Nice run Donald! It looks like you are recovering well after Pocatello Marathon. I have never been a pacer for a race, but it sounds like fun!

Total Distance
3.50

An hour long podcast walk. (3.5 in 1:00:00)

Saucony Guide 10 Miles: 3.50
Weight: 0.00
Total Distance
12.70

Easy treadmill. Didn't feel like going out in the nippy wind. More recovered on each run. (12.7 in 1:40:51)

Saucony Guide 10 Miles: 12.70
Weight: 0.00
Total Distance
8.20

Short race-week workout. Warm up, 3x(1T with 2 min recoveries), cool down. I was able to hold pace just fine on this workout, but didn't feel 100%. I don't think I'm sick, but it has only been 9 days since the marathon, and I can't expect to be recovered already. I'm excited for this weekend's half marathon, but not expecting anything spectacular! Just a fun mother-son tradition! (8.2 in 1:00:24)

Saucony Guide ISO (Pair 2) Miles: 8.20
Weight: 150.00
Total Distance
8.00

8 easy miles on the treadmill. Stranger Things. (8 in 1:04:00)

Weight: 0.00
Total Distance
6.00

6 miles on the treadmill. (6 in 0:48:00)

Saucony Guide 10 Miles: 6.00
Weight: 0.00
Total Distance
5.00

Easy greenbelt run. (5 in 0:43:43)

Saucony Guide ISO White Noise Miles: 5.00
Weight: 0.00
Race: Big Cottonwood Half Marathon (13.109 Miles) 01:26:18, Place overall: 33, Place in age division: 4
Total Distance
16.50

Awesome race today! This was my 4th annual mother-son half marathon with my mom. She traveled up from Texas to race. The bus loading/finish area for this race is also just a mile from my uncle and aunt's house, so extra convenient. This was the night of sleep I've ever had before a race, as I only woke up once before it was time to get up. I had a half bagel with hot chocolate, and then we jogged to the buses. The start line was much colder than expected, and it actually took me about 10 minutes of running in the race before my muscles felt completely loosened up again after shivering. The first mile is the slowest Mike, and my Garmin registered a 6:58 mile. I wanted to take this race conservatively, as I didn't want to burn out on this course and not be able to pace the STG marathon in 3 weeks. The course just kept getting faster though, and we didn't have to do the out-and-back segment that the full marathoners had. I started calm on most of the course, and let quite a few people pass me. Around mile 11, I realized my faster-than-usual times weren't too good to be true and I pushed harder. I barely even slowed down on the level parts, and I think that is due to conditioning from 3 other downhill races this summer. I rolled in at 1:26:18, which is almost 6 minutes faster than any other half marathon I've run before. Good good day!

I did a cool down loop and felt great. I also walked a mile back to the house with my family, which showed up en masse to cheer for me and my mom. This evening we drove up the course and onwards to Guardsman's Pass. Then we hiked up the remaining part of the mountain in the north side of the road to the weather station. Felt fine!

Saucony Guide ISO (Pair 2) Miles: 15.60
Weight: 0.00
Comments
From Kenny the Apache on Sat, Sep 14, 2019 at 22:18:22 from 65.48.74.201

Awesome race and time today Donald!

From Tom Slick on Sun, Sep 15, 2019 at 21:37:19 from 99.203.12.242

Great PR ! Now you are in Taper Time for SGM!

From Martin on Sun, Sep 29, 2019 at 13:06:04 from 217.238.18.246

Fantastic PR, Congratulations!

Total Distance
5.00

Tried to walk a lot today. An hour of early morning podcast walking. Walked to church and back. Walked the loop in Crestwood Park with my mom and Sarah in the afternoon. (5 in 1:40:00)

Weight: 0.00
Total Distance
5.52

Hobbling through Cottonwood Heights. (5.52 in 0:59:56)

Saucony Guide ISO (Pair 2) Miles: 5.52
Weight: 0.00
Total Distance
10.28

Easy running on the treadmill. I was going to go outside but it was raining and cold :( (6 in 0:51:21)

Running outside at work. A very windy day. (4.28 in 0:37:47)

Saucony Guide 10 Miles: 6.00ASICS GEL-Contend 4 Miles: 4.28
Weight: 151.00
Total Distance
10.51

Easy treadmill miles. (6.2 in 0:51:21)

Easy lunch miles. (4.31 in 0:37:52)

Saucony Guide 10 Miles: 6.20ASICS GEL-Contend 4 Miles: 4.31
Weight: 152.00
Total Distance
10.66

Easy treadmill miles (6.3 in 0:51:31)

Easy lunch miles. For the last few weeks I've also been consistent about strength training after these short runs at work, a new leaf for me. (4.36 in 0:36:19)

Saucony Guide 10 Miles: 6.30ASICS GEL-Contend 4 Miles: 4.36
Weight: 151.00
Total Distance
10.75

Easy treadmill. Wife is sick today so staying home. (6.5 in 0:52:30)

Easy miles before taking Ellie to Tater Trot. (4.25 in 0:34:00)

Took Ellie to race in the 4 an under category at Tater Trot (part of Spud Days in Shelley). She did great!

Saucony Guide 10 Miles: 10.75
Weight: 0.00
Total Distance
11.00

Easy treadmill longish run. (11 in 1:28:00)

Saucony Guide 10 Miles: 11.00
Weight: 0.00
Total Distance
3.50

Podcast walk early Sunday morning. My phone said it was 35 degrees with windchill. (3.5 in 1:00:00)

Saucony Guide ISO White Noise Miles: 3.50
Weight: 0.00
Comments
From Kenny the Apache on Sun, Sep 22, 2019 at 09:35:10 from 65.48.74.201

Sounds chilly Donald! It was cooler in Vernal this morning as well, 40 degrees. My family and I don't want it to turn into the low 30's yet, because we are still trying to enjoy our garden, especially our raspberries lol!

From Donald on Sun, Sep 22, 2019 at 09:53:16 from 96.18.197.98

That's rough! Raspberries are so good, but so sensitive. Is it typical for Vernal to get that cold this time of year?

From Kenny the Apache on Sun, Sep 22, 2019 at 14:10:22 from 65.48.74.201

Typically Vernal doesn't get this cold until the first part of October, but I guess the cold is starting a bit earlier this year.

Total Distance
6.44

Went to bed last night feeling sick. I woke up a little better but I decided not to run anyways. I still got up at the same and did homework instead. Now I feel awesome! I'm definitely going to do a lunch-time run!

Oh man. Running today was pure bliss. I can only think of one or two other times when I have felt this good running. Not that I usually don't feel good...I run almost every day because I like it. It's just times like these where you don't want to stop, and it feels exihilirating to go faster and faster. Too bad it was at work, or I probably would've kept going. (6.44 in 0:50:48)

ASICS GEL-Contend 4 Miles: 6.44
Weight: 150.00
Comments
From Kenny the Apache on Mon, Sep 23, 2019 at 18:16:25 from 65.48.74.201

I love those days where running just feels effortless, and I am enjoying every single minute of it.

Total Distance
11.55

Small aerobic builder on the treadmill. (6.2 in 0:46:07)

Sluggish run at lunch time. Heavy breathing. (5.35 in 0:46:40)

Saucony Guide 10 Miles: 6.20ASICS GEL-Contend 4 Miles: 5.35
Weight: 148.00
Total Distance
11.58

Treadmill with 6x30 second strides (6.5 in 0:50:36)

Another sluggish lunch time run. (5.08 in 0:43:30)

Saucony Guide 10 Miles: 6.50ASICS GEL-Contend 4 Miles: 5.08
Weight: 148.00
Total Distance
10.90

Slogging along. Still low energy levels. (6 in 0:48:00)

Felt noteably better than my past 2 lunchtime runs. Also felt better than this morning. (4.9 in 0:41:23)

Saucony Guide 10 Miles: 6.00ASICS GEL-Contend 4 Miles: 4.90
Weight: 150.00
Total Distance
10.68

6 easy on the treadmill, but still feels harder... (6 in 0:48:00)

4.68 very easy at lunch time. It felt really good just slow jogging today. But...disaster might have struck near the end, as I developed sudden soreness on my lower shin on my left leg. 

Saucony Guide 10 Miles: 6.00ASICS GEL-Contend 4 Miles: 4.68
Weight: 150.00
Total Distance
13.10

Easy half to keep the dust off for next weekend. (13.1 in 1:44:48)

Saucony Guide ISO White Noise Miles: 13.10
Weight: 0.00
Total Distance
2.50

Indoor podcast walk. Cold and raining outside. (2.5 in 0:37:48)

Saucony Guide ISO (Pair 2) Miles: 2.50
Weight: 0.00
Total Distance
9.57

Easy treadmill run. (5.1 in 0:40:48)

Easy lunchtime run. Little cold out but perfect for gloves. (4.47 in 0:37:32)

Saucony Guide 10 Miles: 5.10ASICS GEL-Contend 4 Miles: 4.47
Weight: 150.00
Total Distance
10.14

3x(1T,2min recovery). This has become a race week staple. (5.9 in 0:42:11)

Easy lunch time run. (4.24 in 0:35:52)

ASICS GEL-Contend 4 Miles: 4.24Saucony Guide ISO White Noise Miles: 5.90
Weight: 151.00
Total Distance
8.28

Easy treadmill run. (4.1 in 0:32:48)

Easy lunch run. (4.18 in 0:34:53)

Saucony Guide 10 Miles: 4.10ASICS GEL-Contend 4 Miles: 4.18
Weight: 150.00
Total Distance
6.02

Easy treadmill run. (3.5 in 0:28:00)

Easy lunch time run. Made it short because of my marathon this weekend and because that's all the time I had. (2.52 in 0:20:27)

ASICS GEL-Contend 4 Miles: 2.52Saucony Guide ISO White Noise Miles: 3.50
Weight: 0.00
Total Distance
3.35

Easy shake out in Cottonwood Heights. (3.35 in 0:30:00)

Saucony Guide 10 Miles: 3.35
Weight: 0.00
Race: St George Marathon (3:20 pacer) (26.219 Miles) 03:19:23
Total Distance
26.22

Had a great time. So many people so eager to achieve big goals. It was really fulfilling to help pace some of them, and see the gratitude and excitement from some afterwards. A lot of BQs! I can't wait to pace again!

Saucony Guide ISO (Pair 2) Miles: 26.22
Weight: 0.00
Total Distance
4.50

Podcast, then talked to my dad. Great walk! (4.5 in 1:20:00)

Saucony Guide 10 Miles: 4.50
Weight: 0.00
Total Distance
5.59

Slow but steady jog in Cottonwood Heights. Sore, but not like after past marathons. (4.59 in 0:43:54)

Stopped in Malad City on our way home to go on a walk and have a picnic (1 in 0:25:00)

Saucony Guide 10 Miles: 5.59
Weight: 0.00
Total Distance
10.76

Very easy treadmill jog. (6.5 in 0:55:40)

Easy slog at lunch time. Feeling very tired today. Still pretty sore too. (4.26 in 0:39:26)

Saucony Guide 10 Miles: 6.50ASICS GEL-Contend 4 Miles: 4.26
Weight: 150.00
Total Distance
6.10

Easy treadmill run. It was NOT easy getting out of bed, however... (6.1 in 0:52:17)

Saucony Guide 10 Miles: 6.10
Weight: 0.00
Total Distance
10.43

Easy treadmill run this morning. (6.1 in 0:50:50)

Easy run outside. Pretty cold, but I think I got the number of layers just right. (4.33 in 0:39:43)

Saucony Guide 10 Miles: 6.10ASICS GEL-Contend 4 Miles: 4.33
Weight: 151.00
Total Distance
11.12

Easy treadmill run. Most comfortable I've felt all week. I think I delayed my recovery a bit by doing too much mileage. I didn't think that would be the case if I went at a very easy pace, but now I'm finally starting to feel better. Lack of sleep probably didn't help. Note to self: just cause you're pacing the marathon doesn't mean recovery will be as simple as that from a typical workout... (5.8 in 0:47:43)

More smooth running at lunch today. Just slow, but that is a nice thing. (5.32 in 0:47:24)

Saucony Guide 10 Miles: 5.80ASICS GEL-Contend 4 Miles: 5.32
Weight: 151.00
Total Distance
14.00

Wasn't going to run this long today, but I couldn't help after reading about Eliud Kipchoge's sub-2 run this morning! (14 in 1:52:02)

Saucony Guide 10 Miles: 14.00
Weight: 0.00
Total Distance
11.65

Easy treadmill run (6.3 in 0:50:09)

Easy lunchtime run. Finally starting to get close to full recovery. (5.35 in 0:44:39)

Saucony Guide 10 Miles: 6.30ASICS GEL-Contend 4 Miles: 5.35
Weight: 150.00
Total Distance
6.40

Easy treadmill. (6.4 in 0:50:54)

Saucony Guide 10 Miles: 6.40
Weight: 0.00
Total Distance
11.93

Easy treadmill run. (6.6 in 0:52:29)

Easy lunch time run. (5.33 in 0:44:34)

Saucony Guide 10 Miles: 6.60ASICS GEL-Contend 4 Miles: 5.33
Weight: 150.00
Total Distance
11.44

Easy morning treadmill run. (6.2 in 0:49:02)
 

Easy lunch time run. (5.24 in 0:43:28)

Saucony Guide 10 Miles: 6.20ASICS GEL-Contend 4 Miles: 5.24
Weight: 0.00
Total Distance
20.00

Planned on doing this outside, but chickened out because of some cold wind... Yes, lame. (20 in 2:32:24)

Saucony Guide ISO White Noise Miles: 20.00
Weight: 0.00
Total Distance
12.50

Watched the Netflix series on Bill Gates. Really good!

I felt some strange discomfort in my tailbone when I started. I stopped and walked for a bit, and didn't feel anything. So I tried running again and felt fine after that. (12.5 in 1:41:22)

Saucony Guide 10 Miles: 12.50
Weight: 0.00
Total Distance
3.60

Podcast walk. Epistle to the Hebrews. Now who wrote it?? (3.6 in 0:54:38)

Weight: 0.00
Total Distance
6.00

Easy treadmill run. For the past 4 or 5 days I've been feeling some slight discomfort in my tailbone in the first 2-3 minutes of my runs. After my long runs this weekend, the discomfort actually came back worse for a few minutes after I finished each run and just tried jogging around playing with my daughter. Not sure what it is, and if I should stop running until I figure it out... (6 in 0:48:00)

Saucony Guide 10 Miles: 6.00
Weight: 0.00
Total Distance
6.25

Easy treadmill run (6.25 in 0:50:00)

Saucony Guide 10 Miles: 6.25
Weight: 152.00
Total Distance
6.25

Easy treadmill run. (6.25 in 0:50:00)

Saucony Guide 10 Miles: 6.25
Weight: 0.00
Total Distance
6.25

Easy treadmill run. (6.25 in 0:50:00)

Saucony Guide 10 Miles: 6.25
Weight: 0.00
Total Distance
9.00

Easy treadmill miles. I'm planning on attempting an outdoor run today. Fingers crossed that there are no more tailbone issues. (6 in 0:48:00)

Treadmill at lunch. First double all week. I've been playing it safe all week and it's been very enjoyable. It gave me a good perspective on how I want to spend my winter season! (3 in 0:23:13)

Saucony Guide 10 Miles: 6.00ASICS GEL-Contend 4 Miles: 3.00
Weight: 151.00
Total Distance
4.50

Saucony Guide ISO White Noise Miles: 4.50
Weight: 0.00
Total Distance
3.20

Podcast walk. Hebrews 7-13. (3.2 in 0:48:10)

Weight: 0.00
Total Distance
19.10

Small builder on the treadmill. I'm glad to say that this week is starting off a lot better than last week. (6.8 in 0:52:13)

Quick extra mileage. Just locked into a good effort. This was what time permitted. From dropping Ellie off at preschool to picking her up. Stayed home to hold the fort for Cheyenne, as she is under the weather. (12.3 in 1:32:15)

Saucony Guide 10 Miles: 6.80Saucony Guide ISO White Noise Miles: 12.30
Weight: 0.00
Total Distance
6.50

Easy treadmill run. No other runs planned today. (6.5 in 0:52:00)

Saucony Guide 10 Miles: 6.50
Weight: 0.00
Total Distance
6.40

Started a little earlier, so I could go into work a little earlier to catch up for yesterday. Also staying 3+ hours later than usual today, so I may be too tired to run tomorrow. (6.4 in 0:51:12)

25 minutes of calisthenics at lunch time.

Saucony Guide 10 Miles: 6.40
Weight: 152.00
Total Distance
6.40

Easy treadmill run. Had just enough time last night to eat a sandwich and play Boggle. The important stuff got done! (6.4 in 0:51:12)

Saucony Guide 10 Miles: 6.40
Weight: 0.00
Total Distance
9.80

Easy treadmill with a slight increase in speed towards the end. (6.5 in 0:50:21)

Easy treadmill at work. (3.3 in 0:25:15)

Saucony Guide 10 Miles: 9.80
Weight: 152.00
Total Distance
21.60

I think these weekly long runs are going to become a thing in the off/cold-season. Feels good to push my endurance, physically and mentally, once a week or maybe two weeks during this time. (21.6 in 2:38:25)

Saucony Guide ISO White Noise Miles: 21.60
Weight: 0.00
Total Distance
6.35

Easy treadmill run. The mind explained. (6.35 in 0:50:48)

Good 25 minutes of calisthenics at lunch time.

Saucony Guide 10 Miles: 6.35
Weight: 151.00
Total Distance
6.25

Easy treadmill run. Some discomfort in the tailbone again after not having it for more than a week. (6.25 in 0:50:00)

25 minutes of some good calisthenics

Saucony Guide 10 Miles: 6.25
Weight: 152.00
Total Distance
6.25

Easy treadmill run. Hoping for a fun Saturday run. (6.25 in 0:50:00)

25 minutes of calisthenics at lunch time.

Saucony Guide 10 Miles: 6.25
Weight: 152.00
Total Distance
9.80

Easy treadmill run. (6.5 in 0:52:00)

Easy lunchtime treadmill run (3.3 in 0:24:58)

Saucony Guide 10 Miles: 6.50ASICS GEL-Contend 4 Miles: 3.30
Weight: 153.00
Total Distance
9.80

Easy morning treadmill. (6.4 in 0:49:51)

Easy treadmill run before lunch. (3.4 in 0:25:15)

Saucony Guide 10 Miles: 6.40ASICS GEL-Contend 4 Miles: 3.40
Weight: 152.00
Total Distance
22.60

Weekly long run. Energy levels were great though the end. Aches and pains were the hard part, but not alarming. (22.6 in 2:42:16)

Saucony Guide ISO White Noise Miles: 22.60
Weight: 0.00
Total Distance
6.25

Easy treadmill run. Tailbone area issues seem to be almost done away with. (6.25 in 0:50:00)

25 minutes of calisthenics at lunch time.

Saucony Guide 10 Miles: 6.25
Weight: 152.00
Total Distance
6.70

Morning treadmill. Sped up throughout and gradually cooled down over the last mile. I liked how smooth it felt today. No heavy breathing. (6.7 in 0:50:16)

25 minutes of calisthenics at lunch time.

Saucony Guide 10 Miles: 6.70
Weight: 152.00
Total Distance
12.80

Aerobic builder on the treadmill. With no exercise yesterday, there was a lot of energy today! (12.8 in 1:30:38)

Saucony Guide ISO (Pair 2) Miles: 12.80
Weight: 0.00
Total Distance
12.00

Easy treadmill run while my dad swam. (12 in 1:36:00)

Saucony Guide ISO (Pair 2) Miles: 12.00
Weight: 0.00
Total Distance
16.03

Wonderful nostalgic run through all the trails around where I grew up in San Antonio. The city has invested a lot into becoming more accessible for recreation. (16.03 in 2:12:14)

Saucony Guide ISO (Pair 2) Miles: 16.03
Weight: 0.00
Total Distance
12.08

Easy running around the area. Lots of construction sites and running in the grass. (12.08 in 1:45:15)

Saucony Guide 10 Miles: 12.08
Weight: 0.00
Total Distance
10.40

Light build up on the treadmill. Ended a little earlier than I would've liked since my dad finished his spinning class, but I am satisfied. (10.4 in 1:18:30)

Saucony Guide 10 Miles: 10.40
Weight: 0.00
Total Distance
15.38

Last morning in San Antonio. I always get emotional leaving my parents. It's been a wonderful week. On my run this morning, I realized at the halfway mark that I needed to get back to the house before 7:15am or I'd possibly miss saying goodbye to my siblings before they left for school. Had to take some shortcuts and pick up some mud, but I made it in time to see them for 10 minutes so it was worth it. (15.38 in 2:09:30)

Saucony Guide 10 Miles: 15.38
Weight: 0.00
Total Distance
6.90

Early morning treadmill. First time back at work in 10 days. That was a nice early Thanksgiving break. (6.9 in 0:55:25)

Saucony Guide 10 Miles: 6.90
Weight: 0.00
Total Distance
17.00

Long hard treadmill. Oof, I paid too big for this one. Posting this a few hours later. Very uncomfortable in the lower back. Stopped earlier than planned. (17 in 2:01:06)

Saucony Guide ISO (Pair 2) Miles: 17.00
Weight: 0.00
Total Distance
0.00

Nothing this morning. Feeling kind of sick, and I'm not recovered from Saturday's flop. Hoping to be on the upswing tomorrow.

Weight: 0.00
Total Distance
6.30

I wish I could say this was "easy". Honestly though, I am still sore. It's also more obvious when I run that my body is fighting something off. Still okay enough to go into work and do all the normal life things besides running comfortably. (6.3 in 0:50:24)

Saucony Guide 10 Miles: 6.30
Weight: 0.00
Total Distance
6.60

Easy treadmill. Definitely felt better than yesterday, but not done beating this sickness down. My muscles have also been sore still from Saturday's run, which was very unexpected. (6.6 in 0:51:42)

Saucony Guide 10 Miles: 6.60
Weight: 0.00
Total Distance
14.00

Easy long run. Energy slowly coming back. (14 in 1:46:00)

Saucony Guide ISO White Noise Miles: 14.00
Weight: 0.00
Total Distance
12.00

Couldn't run this morning because of stomach issues. Got this in later. It was kinda dumb, I tried too hard to force this in. Still not all better, and I'm losing my voice. (12 in 1:30:01)

Saucony Guide 10 Miles: 12.00
Weight: 0.00
Total Distance
11.70

Ack. Still feeling groggy. (11.7 in 1:30:41)

Saucony Guide ISO White Noise Miles: 11.70
Weight: 0.00
Comments
From Kenny the Apache on Sat, Nov 30, 2019 at 17:10:01 from 65.48.74.201

Hope you start feeling better Donald! Nice run though!

Total Distance
6.40

No gut pain and it's already 5:30am! (6.4 in 0:51:12)

Saucony Guide 10 Miles: 6.40
Weight: 0.00
Total Distance
6.10

Some bits of faster pace. I think I'm going better now. (6.1 in 0:47:31)

Saucony Guide 10 Miles: 6.10
Weight: 0.00
Total Distance
6.30

Same as yesterday. (6.3 in 0:48:45)

Saucony Guide 10 Miles: 6.30
Weight: 0.00
Total Distance
6.50

Easy treadmill. (6.5 in 0:51:15)

Saucony Guide 10 Miles: 6.50
Weight: 0.00
Total Distance
6.60

Steady finish of Man in the High Castle. Great show, but unfortunately the very last episode was the worst one. (6.6 in 0:50:48)

Saucony Guide 10 Miles: 6.60
Weight: 0.00
Total Distance
19.10

Gut problems again this morning, but I at least got some decent mileage in today. (19.1 in 2:25:09)

Saucony Guide ISO White Noise Miles: 19.10
Weight: 0.00
Total Distance
9.00

Accidentally woke up early. Very nice run, which is good considering Saturday's run. (9 in 1:12:00)

Saucony Guide 10 Miles: 9.00
Weight: 0.00
Total Distance
6.50

Morning treadmill. (6.5 in 0:51:50)

Saucony Guide 10 Miles: 6.50
Weight: 0.00
Total Distance
7.00

Easy treadmill. (7 in 54:30)

Saucony Guide 10 Miles: 7.00
Weight: 0.00
Total Distance
8.50

Easy treadmill. Woke up before my alarm again. (8.5 in 1:08:00)

Saucony Guide 10 Miles: 8.50
Weight: 0.00
Total Distance
11.10

Felt pretty good waking up this morning, so I decided to mix it up just slightly from what has been many days of easy and slow running. Small builder exercise. (7.6 in 0:56:22)

First double in a while. It felt really good. Just a short run, but I picked up the pace, and ticked up the incline. Also, I've gained 5 pounds in the last 3 weeks. (3.5 in 0:26:50)

Saucony Guide 10 Miles: 7.60ASICS GEL-Contend 4 Miles: 3.50
Weight: 157.00
Total Distance
15.50

Woke up at 3am with the same stomach ache as 2 weeks ago. Like I swallowed a handful of thumb tacks. Got out of bed and sat upright in a chair for about 30 minutes, then felt good enough to go back to bed. Dozed until 4. Had a small cup of really hot oatmeal. I was a little more tired on the run than I expected to be. (15.5 in 2:01:27)

Saucony Guide ISO White Noise Miles: 15.50
Weight: 0.00
Total Distance
8.50

Some threshold paced sets. It was about the effort level I expected after being a little sick, and also with a long hiatus from fast running. What I did not expect was feeling some nausea 10 minutes after being done. Before getting into running, I was big into calisthenics and gymnastics type exercises (rings). I slowly got out of this type of exercise because my workouts were constantly getting way-laid by strong bouts of nausea. If I had eaten within the 3-5 hours prior, there was always a risk of losing my food with the nausea. I even got a heart ultrasound with the doctor, suspecting heart palpitations, but he never found anything. Anyways, I hope that isn't happening here now... (8.5 in 1:00:32)

Saucony Guide 10 Miles: 8.50
Weight: 0.00
Total Distance
7.00

I felt like speeding it up again today, and did a small aerobic builder exercise. It was a lower effort compared to yesterday, but I still felt a little bit of nausea at about the same 10-minute post-workout mark. It wasn't as bad as yesterday, but it was also an easier run. (7 in 0:51:39)

Saucony Guide 10 Miles: 7.00
Weight: 0.00
Total Distance
7.00

Treadmill run. This one felt very smooth. (7 in 0:53:44)

Saucony Guide 10 Miles: 7.00
Weight: 0.00
Total Distance
7.00

Small builder on the treadmill. It's been a good week. Running fast seems to be something I really needed. Running was getting a little boring. (7 in 0:51:01)

Saucony Guide 10 Miles: 7.00
Weight: 0.00
Total Distance
10.30

Morning treadmill (7 in 0:53:42)

Easy lunch treadmill. (3.3 in 0:25:46)

Saucony Guide 10 Miles: 7.00ASICS GEL-Contend 4 Miles: 3.30
Weight: 155.00
Total Distance
12.60

Treadmill... (12.6 in 1:35:12)

Saucony Guide ISO White Noise Miles: 12.60
Weight: 0.00
Total Distance
11.02

First day of Christmas break in La Verkin. (11.02 in 1:30:03)

Saucony Guide 10 Miles: 11.02
Weight: 0.00
Total Distance
9.00

Easy treadmill. Feeling a little sick and it's raining outside. (9 in 1:09:19)

Saucony Guide 10 Miles: 9.00
Weight: 0.00
Total Distance
10.30

Merry Christmas! It's a we Christmas in southern Utah. (10.3 in 1:18:43)

Saucony Guide ISO (Pair 2) Miles: 10.30
Weight: 0.00
Total Distance
14.40

Kinda tired, but it was a nice run. Got lost in the hill between Hurricane and La Verkin. (14.4 in 2:01:38)

Saucony Guide ISO (Pair 2) Miles: 14.40
Weight: 0.00
Total Distance
9.00

Running on a treadmill in a warm gym in long sleeves sucks! (9 in 1:10:42)

Saucony Guide ISO (Pair 2) Miles: 9.00
Weight: 0.00
Total Distance
10.30

Last run in the hot hotel gym. (10.3 in 1:22:05)

Saucony Guide ISO (Pair 2) Miles: 10.30
Weight: 0.00
Total Distance
12.40

Happy to be running without long sleeves. On the flip side, I miss being able to walk on a sidewalk without snow. (9.1 in 1:09:12)

Short easy lunch run at work. (3.3 in 0:25:12)

Saucony Guide 10 Miles: 9.10ASICS GEL-Contend 4 Miles: 3.30
Weight: 154.00
Total Distance
12.80

Woke up before my alarm again. I think I've been getting more sleep on my bus rides. (9.3 in 1:11:08)

Lunch time treadmill. This was my last run of the year, and I pushed pretty hard at the end. (3.5 in 0:26:03)

It's been a great year. No BQ, but oh well. I did my first pacing gig, which was awesome, and got 3 marathons in. I also got a big half marathon PR, and ran my best yearly mileage yet.

Saucony Guide 10 Miles: 9.30ASICS GEL-Contend 4 Miles: 3.50
Weight: 155.00
Comments
From Kenny the Apache on Wed, Jan 01, 2020 at 11:57:20 from 65.48.74.201

Those are some great accomplishments in 2019 Donald! Hope you have even more success in 2020!

From Eugene on Wed, Jan 01, 2020 at 12:26:24 from 174.223.136.178

nice job last year donald. we only go up from here!

Total Distance
3321.74
Saucony Guide 10 Miles: 1144.07ASICS GEL-Contend 4 Miles: 449.03Saucony Guide ISO White Noise Miles: 943.10Saucony Guide ISO (Pair 2) Miles: 221.89
Weight: 148.43
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