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Location:

St George,

Member Since:

Mar 10, 2009

Gender:

Male

Goal Type:

Other

Running Accomplishments:

Best 10K:  2013 Spectrum 10K 40:34

Best Half Marathon:  2012 Dog Town 1:29:57

Best Marathon: 2013 St George 3:12:15

Best 50-miler 2012 8:36

Short-Term Running Goals:

Keep running!!!!

Long-Term Running Goals:

Keep Running!!!

Personal:

I am married with eight children.  All of them are ours. My wife is so awesome!

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Miles:This week: 0.00 Month: 34.40 Year: 167.40
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
22.309.300.000.0031.60
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
4.001.000.000.005.00

Easy run today.  I needed this run!  Too many things went wrong at work, so at lunch, I headed home to put on my shorts and running shoes.  I took the trail that leads out of Bloomington along the Virgin river.  I was glad no one was out today, I may have bit a head off or two!!!  I started out fairly easy the first mile, than every mile after that got faster and faster.  I took the bridge over the river and headed home for a grand total of 5 miles today.  My average pace came to 8:40.  I had to have ran my last mile under an 8 minute mile.

Extra credit for the day:  Rode bike to work.

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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
2.000.000.000.002.00

Rode bike to work.

Went to yoga after work for 1 hour.  Tight quads.

Ran treadmill for 2 miles after yoga.

I'm going to have a HUGH bowl of ice cream now!

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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
5.805.800.000.0011.60

Today I ran my long run for the week with a tempo/race pace.  I did the first half of my run to yoga class.  The outside temp was 82 with a head wind, and to top it off, the course is all up-hill.  The stop lights were working against me and parts of the roads were under construction.  I did the run with an 8:41 pace.  Not bad for a slow, fat guy.

Yoga was good.  But it seems to only stress my tired legs for the run home.

The run home was cooler, down hill, and no wind.  The lights worked to my favor this time.  I did a 7:53 pace home.  Total miles = 11.6 miles (5.8 miles one way)

Yesterday, I rode 20 miles on my bike with a 3/4 mile swim in the middle of my ride.

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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
10.502.500.000.0013.00

I decided to run a new area of St George. My 11 & 13 yr old followed on bikes. We rode from bloomington up to the Green Valley Spa Area where the green valley loop trail starts. I ran the first 6 miles at a 9:03 pace. The trail really slowed me down because of steep drops, hard pan and rutty trail. My stabilitzer muscles will be reminding me of this run for the next few days. I was slower on the trail with a 10:54 pace for 4.5 miles. The last 2.5 miles I ran at marathon goal pace (8:31). Total time was 2:04:32 for a 9:35 pace. The trail was fun and beautiful. The boys can't wait to ride that course again.

Yesterday, I swam 46 laps. 30 laps I swam at a fast pace to see if my time improved. I did improve 1 minute for a total time of 15 minutes. Next time I will eat the fish taco, macho burrito, 2 regular tacos, and 2 cokes after my swim, not before... yikes!!!

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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
22.309.300.000.0031.60
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