Little Buddha

Painter's 5K

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Location:

La Verkin,UT,USA

Member Since:

Feb 17, 2005

Gender:

Male

Goal Type:

Local Elite

Running Accomplishments:

Post College

10K- 33:49 (Enterprise 09')

Half Marathon-1:16:29- (Hobblecreek 06')

Marathon 2:44:59 (St. George 07')

Personal:

I live in La Verkin, Utah. My wife, Sunny and I have 3 boys and 1 special little girl
I teach 7th grade Utah History at Hurricane Intermediate School and Driver's Education at Millcreek High School.

Favorite Blogs:

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: 12.00 Month: 66.00 Year: 909.00
Clifton 2 Lifetime Miles: 277.00
Grey Launch 4 Lifetime Miles: 225.00
Blue Pureflow 5 Lifetime Miles: 130.00
Blue Launch 4 Lifetime Miles: 190.00
Hoka Torrent Orange Lifetime Miles: 139.00
Black Nike Pegasus 35 Lifetime Miles: 72.00
Hoka Rincon 2 Black Lifetime Miles: 116.00
Hoka Rincon 2 Red Lifetime Miles: 23.00
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesCrosstraining milesTotal Miles
1457.5094.90122.8048.60376.802100.60
Nimbus Miles: 46.00Blue Cumulus Miles: 54.50Speedstar Miles: 24.55Stratus Miles: 19.00
Weight: 151.30
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesCrosstraining milesTotal Miles
0.000.000.000.000.000.00

Didn't start the new year off very good.  Still feeling injured.  Today I had to help move a bunch of furniture up to my in-laws cabin in Pine Valley, got home late this evening and moved the treadmill back inside the house instead of the garage, which I think might be warmer and more inviting, if running on a treadmill can be inviting? I was going to get in run, but it was late and Sunny was putting the boys to bed.  Hopefully, tomorrow I can get in some miles.

Weight: 0.00
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesCrosstraining milesTotal Miles
6.000.000.000.000.006.00

Decent run this afternoon, ran down through Confluence Park, then extended the run down to the new Zion Parkway and over behind the gravel pit. I'm pretty much feeling out of shape. I could not get into any kind of rhythm, well I guess I was in rhythm if you count slow and easy. Weather was pretty nice this afternoon, wore shorts and a long sleeve shirt, no gloves.

Cumulus-289

Weight: 0.00
Comments
From wildbull on Wed, Jan 02, 2008 at 11:58:58

http://www.rice.edu/~jenky/sports/piri.html This is my problem! yes i am a pain in the buttocks!

From James on Wed, Jan 02, 2008 at 22:23:56

I know how it is to be out of shape at this time of year. Last year I didn't even start running until the end of January, and it took me all spring to get into shape. I hope you can kick your injury so that it will be more motivating to get out. Good luck!

Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesCrosstraining milesTotal Miles
7.000.000.000.000.007.00

Pretty good run tonight with the club. We went out on the bike trail and then down past Snow Canyon High School and back on Sunset. The first two miles I was around 7:20 pace mile 3 was 7:12. Then I ran 6:33 and 6:54, so that was good to pick it up a little. The last two miles were a little slower running up Sunset. Overall 7:24 pace. Still having hip pain and feeling out of shape and overweight.

DS Trainer-208.5

Weight: 0.00
Comments
From Mike Warren on Thu, Jan 03, 2008 at 15:19:53

Nice job sleeping, no nap time? Are you running with the club tonight?

From WildBull on Thu, Jan 03, 2008 at 16:54:39

He should of called sleeping time total snoring time!

From Wildbull on Fri, Jan 04, 2008 at 12:22:27

Sorry i missed you guys. are you running saturday?

From Mike Warren on Fri, Jan 04, 2008 at 15:06:18

Great run last night, sorry I couldn't make it. Work has been crazy lately. Are you guys planning a saturday run?

Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesCrosstraining milesTotal Miles
0.000.000.000.000.000.00

Weight: 0.00
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesCrosstraining milesTotal Miles
0.000.000.000.000.000.00

I didn't run yesterday or today.  The whole family has been sick with some type of stomach flu.  Not fun with everyone being sick.  Hopefully I can start feeling better next week.

Weight: 0.00
Comments
From Mike Warren on Mon, Jan 07, 2008 at 17:33:14

Dustin, I hope you get feeling better. If your feeling ok, are you planning on the club run thursday?

Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesCrosstraining milesTotal Miles
0.000.000.000.000.000.00

No run today, still feeling some of the stomach sickness from the weekend.  I'll try to get in a few miles tomorrow night.

Weight: 0.00
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesCrosstraining milesTotal Miles
0.000.000.000.000.000.00

If only my running was going as good as my sleep time.

Weight: 0.00
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesCrosstraining milesTotal Miles
5.500.000.000.004.009.50

Made it out to basketball this morning, so that was good to at least get out of bed. I shouldn't be as busy after school today, so I'm planning on running between 4 to 6 miles.

Ran from the La Verkin Overlook, down the twist into La Verkin past the city park and then home 5.5 easy 7:25 avg.  I did this route because La Verkin City is wanting to host a road race Easter Weekend.  The plan they want is to do a 10K (out 3.1 miles and back) starting at the city park running up the "twist" state road heading toward Zion.  However, I think a 5K or a 4 mile race might be more appealing.  Especially if you dropped people off up at the top and just let them run downhill, that would have the potential of being a very fast 5K.  However, I actually like the idea of running a 4 mile race, which would actually have people starting at the very top of the La Verkin Overlook.  In my opinion it would be kind of a cool place to hang out and stretch before the race, being able to look over much of valley below.  Anyway, if anybody reading this blog has any ideas please let me know.

Also today was the last run in my orange Asics Nimbus, they now have over 400 miles and have been a lot better shoe than I thought they were going to be.  At first, I hated them (they seemed too heavy), but over time I actually found them to be pretty comfortable and a good training shoe.   

Weight: 0.00
Comments
From Little Bad Legs on Wed, Jan 09, 2008 at 21:08:20

Dustin, I actually like the idea of a 10k that starts at the park and goes up the "twist" 3.1 miles, then back to the park. That way, the times are more honest and the race is unique. Throughout the state, Utah is notorious for having ridiculously fast courses because they start up some canyon and then shoot you out at the bottom i.e. Utah Summer Games. What's the point in running a race like that and having some "fake" pr that one will never reach again? Those are my thoughts anyway...

From Jody on Wed, Jan 09, 2008 at 21:17:15

I like the idea of just coming down the hill very fast, but I do agree that it probably would not be an "honest" course. I do not know how the response would be if people knew that they had to run up the hill, my guess would be not great. It is a great view from up there and you would have a lot more interest from the less serious runners. Four mile races are rare so I am not sure if being a completely honest course is that important.

I noticed that you have signed up for the Dam to Dam 5 miler - I saw that on the St. George rec page when I registered for the Spectrum 10K. Could you tell me a little bit about the course?

From Dave Holt on Thu, Jan 10, 2008 at 13:14:08

Jody, I'll just jump in 'cause I saw your ?. Dam to Dam is a pretty good race, but all on dirt road - some firm, some gravely, and most loose. Thus the times are a bit slow. They take you in a van around to the opposite side of Sand Hollow Res. and you run around the lake (I think it is pretty scenic and fun). Really not too much of an elevation change, but it is a few feet up because you finish near the top of the boat ramps.

From Wildbull on Thu, Jan 10, 2008 at 15:19:50

I really do not like up and back courses! The Hill thing does not bother me! if they are trying to attract the family have both a 5 k and 10 k option. Remember i must have my trophy!

Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesCrosstraining milesTotal Miles
7.000.000.000.000.007.00

Pretty good run with the club. We had a large turnout tonight and some good conversations. Ran the first 5 miles at an average of 7:12, then the last two up Sunset a little slower. Still having quite a bit of hip pain, but tomorrow night is the night of pain with Steve Starley and my first deep tissue massage. If I don't survive it was nice knowing all of you! Even the Wildbull!

DS Trainer-215

Weight: 0.00
Comments
From MarcieJ on Thu, Jan 10, 2008 at 23:23:24

Sheesh you cant make me laugh like that while I am trying to run! Thanks for rebuilding my confidence:)

Good luck with the massage, you will be hooked! Although deep tissue can bring tears to your eyes.

BTW- kinda makes me feel bad that you put those as easy when I had to enter them as marathon pace-not fair!Thanks for pushing me!

From Mike Warren on Thu, Jan 10, 2008 at 23:47:25

Good run tonight, don't worry about Steve. Just do what your told and he won't hurt you, atleast permently! (jk). You will be glad you did it. If it is hurting too bad, let him know, I tried to be a tuff guy on my first one, BIG mistake, hurt to walk the next day. Now it's just the opposite, I feel great and it has helped me alot.

From wildbull on Fri, Jan 11, 2008 at 10:46:41

I think you will survive. You will feel like a new man after Steve has his way with you! Good run last night! See ya Saturday.

Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesCrosstraining milesTotal Miles
10.000.000.000.000.0010.00

Did an ok 10 miler after work. Ran out on 600 North trail, stopped at the #13 hole for water, then headed over to the state road back into Hurricane and home. I didn't feel real great during the run, but was glad to get in the miles.

Cumulus-299

Well, I survived the deep tissue massage with Steve. It actually felt really good and I think he was able to get a lot of the tight spots out. My IT band was really tight, which has probably been causing the pain in the hips and groin. Anyway, I'm interested to see how I feel the next few days.

I don't think I will be at the club run tomorrow and I'm actually thinking of only doing the 5K race instead of the half next week for Painter's. I just don't feel ready or in shape to run a decent half right now. Maybe I can run the 5K and then pace some people the last few miles.

Weight: 0.00
Comments
From Mike Warren on Sat, Jan 12, 2008 at 13:27:16

Good to hear the massage helped. I would suggest one every 2 weeks, until your IT band loosens up, that seemed to be the magic trick for me, it took 4 treatments. I know every 2 weeks is kinda expensive, but if it solves the problem, money well spent. Come run Painters with me, after our run today I feel like if all the stars align, maybe a 1:29, maybe. You could do that in your sleep!!

Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesCrosstraining milesTotal Miles
4.000.000.000.000.004.00

Ran 4 easy miles out to Hurricane Intermediate to watch Jordan's basketball game. The hips and legs seem to feel a little better now that I had a massage. I think one of the keys for me, will be to develop better stretching habits. I hit 30 miles this week, which was better than last week, but I still would like to build up to around 50 for a few weeks and then 60's and 70's in preparation for the Ogden Marathon. We'll just have to see how things go.

DS Trainer-219

Weight: 0.00
Comments
From ryan on Sat, Jan 12, 2008 at 16:46:42

good job on getting miles in even with nagging injuries. i hit about 37 this week which is a high since before SGM and it feels like i have to run all of the time anywhere close to 40 miles. it is hard for me to imagine running 80-100 miles a week but maybe someday i can build up to it.

From James on Sun, Jan 13, 2008 at 13:24:13

Glad that hip feels better! I have a one hour massage scheduled for next Monday and I am hoping it will help things out.

Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesCrosstraining milesTotal Miles
0.000.000.000.000.000.00

Weight: 0.00
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesCrosstraining milesTotal Miles
6.002.000.000.000.008.00

Good start to the week, even though I had to head out for the run at 6:30 pm. I was just going to do an easy 5 miles over to Movie Gallery to return a DVD and then back home, but since Movie Gallery is close to Hurricane High School I decided to continue on over to the track and do a few 800s at Marathon Pace.

1-3:07 not too bad, easy 400m recovery

2-3:04 not trying to push it, still need to ease into any speedwork, and build more of a base

3-3:03 hip and legs feeling pretty good

4-2:56 decided to push it a little more, not bad considering I'm pretty out of shape

Easy 2.5 miles back home. I'm still feeling it would be better to run the 5K race this Saturday instead of the half marathon.

Cumulus- 307

Weight: 0.00
Comments
From wildbulll on Mon, Jan 14, 2008 at 14:24:34

D your the best sleeeper i know. If sleeping = performance. your worl class elite!

From Jon on Wed, Jan 16, 2008 at 12:24:04

I agree- I commented to my wife how you get 8 hours every night!

From Dustin on Wed, Jan 16, 2008 at 12:43:42

It takes some work, but I try to follow a pretty tight schedule. I just wish I enjoyed running as much as sleeping

Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesCrosstraining milesTotal Miles
0.000.000.000.000.000.00

Big zero today.  Worked too many hours today, then had church stuff the rest of the evening.

Weight: 0.00
Comments
From Mike Warren on Tue, Jan 15, 2008 at 22:11:50

How's the hip feeling? Are you planning on running with the club, thursday?

From Wildbull on Wed, Jan 16, 2008 at 16:17:30

I have the same problem all the time! but my dates usually tell me that!

Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesCrosstraining milesTotal Miles
3.000.000.000.000.003.00

3 miles on the dreadmill, then to my surprise the thing just shut off. I think it may have overheated. Anyway, I was ready to be done. Actually I was going to do 5 but stopped at 3, now it is off to set up for a funeral tomorrow. Things never slow down.

DS Trainer-222

Weight: 0.00
Comments
From wildbull on Thu, Jan 17, 2008 at 13:26:50

Who passed away? Hey I changed to the 5 k yesterday. They where not going to let me at first because the 5 k was full. Then they recognized who they were dealing with and did not want to mess with the wildbull!

Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesCrosstraining milesTotal Miles
8.001.000.000.000.009.00

Good run with the club, even though I didn't feel that great tonight. I did two miles before I left with the group. Half way through the run I stopped and stretched a bit, and then I ran one mile in 6:22, the rest of the way wasn't too fast. I'm a little nervous for the 5K race on Saturday, I still don't feel like I'm any kind of shape to be racing, but I guess we have to start somewhere. Overall average 7:42

DS Trainer-231

Weight: 0.00
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesCrosstraining milesTotal Miles
6.000.000.000.004.5010.50

Went and played basketball this morning, good workout. The runs this week have felt ok as far as my hip pain, a little tight and painful when I woke up this morning. I would really like to get over these little nagging injuries. Looking forward to the dinner party tonight.

6 Easy miles tonight, however the cold wind made the run seem pretty hard. Went from house over to the Chevron in Hurricane then out to 400 South and back home.

Cumulus-313

Weight: 0.00
Comments
From Mike Warren on Fri, Jan 18, 2008 at 09:40:17

A little B-ball sounds fun! Good run last night, you looked pretty good when you took off for the fast mile! Hang in there with the injuries, I will see you tonight.

From Wildbull on Fri, Jan 18, 2008 at 10:22:00

The injuries are a pain. sounds like B-ball is going well. Good run tonight.

Race: Painter's 5K (3.1 Miles) 00:18:48, Place overall: 8, Place in age division: 3
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesCrosstraining milesTotal Miles
7.000.003.000.000.0010.00

Nothing to get too excited about. I ran the 5K race this morning, which turned out to be a pretty good experience, considering I'm about 10-15 pounds overweight and out of shape. My goal going in was to be satisfied with anything in the 18:00's and not too disappointed with anything slower since I feel like I'm just starting up again. Anyway, I did a 2 mile warm-up to be sure my legs and body were awake. Then I watched the half start and took off my warm-ups and became to really enjoy the nice crisp temperatures.

1- 5:55 Didn't get out too fast, I think I figured I was in 10th place the after the first mile

2-6:18 Not a great mile, but did pass a high school kid.

3-6:05 Passed another high school kid and closed the gap on another high schooler that had been ahead of me since the second mile.

.01-:28- No real kick or speed today, just took it easy to the finish

18:48 average 6:03

Asics Speedstars-64

I took 8th overall and 3rd in my age division. I was actually surprised I didn't think the 5K would have quite the competition that it had. Overall, I'm glad I at least attempted to do a race and now I have a starting point and we will just continue to move forward the next few months. The hips and legs felt pretty good, no real pain which is a good sign. After the race Bill, Lindsey, and I jogged out about 2 miles and watched the leaders for the half come in.

That was fun cheering people on. Reminds me of a good quote.

"We can't all be heroes because someone has to sit on the curb and clap as they go by." - Will Rogers

Anyway, Logan and Nick had a good battle going on and Sasha come along looking pretty strong. I sang a little of the Bingo song to get him going and then Dave showed up not far behind Sasha which was a good sign. Encouraged Dave to go after him, which he did. Nice race Dave! Bill and I watched many other bloggers come by which was lots of fun. Mike and Steve looked pretty good when they came by and we were going to run back with them, but then we decided to wait for Marcie to come along. We ran the last 1.5 miles with her and she did an awesome job finishing up.

After I got my award I came home and did another 1.5 mile to make it 10 for the day, not great but this week was better than last, and last week was better than the week before so hopefully things will continue to get better.

Weight: 0.00
Comments
From James W on Sat, Jan 19, 2008 at 15:32:12

Congrats on getting back out there and having a good race to get you back into the groove. So now I am on pins and needles - who won the 1/2?!

From Logan on Sat, Jan 19, 2008 at 15:41:53

Nice job today!

From Christi on Sat, Jan 19, 2008 at 16:12:36

Great job! Got to chat w/ your wife and son a bit last night at the party- nice family!

From Jody on Sat, Jan 19, 2008 at 16:35:23

Great Job!!!

From Cody on Sat, Jan 19, 2008 at 17:48:08

Way to get back into the swing of things again. Keep it up and you can have another great year of running. I wish I were there.

From Mike Warren on Sat, Jan 19, 2008 at 18:09:32

Dustin, you should be real happy with your effort. Not much training and still a 6:03 Avg!! Great job, look forward to running with you this year.

From Dave Holt on Sat, Jan 19, 2008 at 18:23:50

Thanks for the support buddy - this close! Next time! Now its time to get that mileage up with the hip feeling a little better for you.

From Jeff on Sun, Jan 20, 2008 at 01:08:54

Good race! I wish I was one of those high schoolers you passed because that would mean I was going a lot faster then I was.

What happened with your hip?

From Steve Hooper on Sun, Jan 20, 2008 at 11:45:45

Good to see your hips didn't bug too bad. I think it would be a good idea to go to Steve a couple more time. Keep it up and you'll come back strong!

From MarcieJ on Sun, Jan 20, 2008 at 13:16:10

Hey you had a nice run! Wait to go, you will have a great year. Thanks again for running me in, I couldnt finished where I did without you and Bill. You guys are the greatest! I look forward to club runs!

From James on Sun, Jan 20, 2008 at 21:09:54

Good to see you again, even for a little bit. Send me one of those pictures if it turned out.

Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesCrosstraining milesTotal Miles
0.000.000.000.000.000.00

Weight: 0.00
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesCrosstraining milesTotal Miles
7.003.000.000.000.0010.00

10 mile out and back run this afternoon. I went out just past Toquerville, then back home. Going out was 39:50 7:58 average. Coming back I decided to push the first 3 miles at what would probably be close to my tinman tempo pace with the shape I'm in right now. 1st mile 6:49, second mile 6:50, 3rd mile 6:36 quite a bit of good downhill. Finished with a time of 37:40 so 2:10 faster than going out. Anyway, a good workout and start to the week. Hip was tight during and after the run.

Cumulus-323

Weight: 0.00
Comments
From Steve Hooper on Mon, Jan 21, 2008 at 19:37:31

Hey Dustin, way to get out! You might want to go to Steve a couple more times until it's totally worked out.

From Mike Warren on Mon, Jan 21, 2008 at 20:31:00

Dustin, very nice run! Good job getting out. Hope we can hook-up for alot of training runs for Ogden!

From Karl on Mon, Jan 21, 2008 at 21:05:59

Really you teach at the intermediate school? Yeah we should go running some time. Shelly is still the cross country coach. Boyd Prince is the track coach.

Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesCrosstraining milesTotal Miles
5.500.000.000.000.005.50

Just entering my night sleep time right now. Not a very good night of sleeping Jarren was up much of the night. I plan on doing a few easy miles tonight between driver's ed and scouts.

Not a lot of time tonight, but 5.5 miles pretty easy up to 600 North trail and then up a short dirt trail to a water storage pond, then back home.

Nike 30/40

Weight: 0.00
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesCrosstraining milesTotal Miles
7.000.000.000.003.5010.50

Played basketball this morning, had a difficult time getting out of bed and moving around. Hip issues again, not fun. Would like to do an easy 6 miles after work, we'll see how much time I have.

Did a 7 mile run which was a new route to me. Went over to Hurricane then up the state road heading toward Page, then I got on and ran down the Hurricane Canal for about a 1.5, went back inside some rocks exploring, then came out on 1000 South. The pace was very slow, I'm still struggling with the hip but able to manage running if the pace is not too fast. I do feel like I'm getting in a little better shape and the weight I gained the last few months is slowly starting to come off.

DS Trainer-238

Weight: 0.00
Comments
From fat WildBull on Wed, Jan 23, 2008 at 14:44:29

Dustin, Your an all around athlete! your looking well rounded latley! I told Sasha you really fill that singlet well.

From Dustin on Wed, Jan 23, 2008 at 16:01:21

Yes, I missed out on the lecture you got about weight, so sometime you'll have to give me the short version.

From Mike Warren on Wed, Jan 23, 2008 at 23:04:41

Charles Barkley was always overweight and he dominated! Just buy a bigger singlet. Seriously, great job on the miles & weight!

Bill, maybe you can give the weight lecture, on the club run tomorrow.

Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesCrosstraining milesTotal Miles
11.000.000.000.000.0011.00

Two good runs tonight. First was a 4 mile warm-up before going with the running club. I went from the store down Diagonal then up Main street good short hill climb there! Then back to the store and extended just a little to get in 4 miles.

DS Trainer-242

Did the standard club loop. We had another good turnout, and good conversation. The pace felt pretty good, I was surprised I was able to keep up a little better this week than in the past. I did slow down some once we hit Sunset, but some of that was due to my feet hurting a bit. I was breaking in a new pair of Asics Nimbus and could feel some blisters coming on, nothing to serious as I made it back to the store before they got too bad. I think I'm really going to like these Nimbus once I get them broke in. Right now I have 242 miles on the DS Trainers and around 330 miles on the Cumulus. I haven't really like these DS Trainers as much as the previous model, so I probably won't buy another pair of them for awhile. The Cumulus have been a good shoe, so I might get another pair of those. Anyway, at this point I would say I'm pretty much converted from Nikes to Asics (thanks Steve!)

Ok enough shoe talk, back to the running. I feel like tonight was a good workout and I'm starting to feel a little stronger. (7 miles at 7:45 pace) Hope to finish off the week with a few more good runs and be around 50 miles for the week. I think if I can at least do this for a few weeks then I should be ready to bump it up again. Was happy when I got home and weighed in at 149, but still much work to do.

Nimbus-7

Weight: 0.00
Comments
From Mike Warren on Thu, Jan 24, 2008 at 22:02:56

Dustin, awesome miles today! Glad you are starting to feel better. I will get you my training program, Saturday at the club run.

From Logan on Fri, Jan 25, 2008 at 08:34:37

The only Nikes I like are for basketball. I am very partial to Asics running shoes. Nice job with the workouts lately.

From Dustin on Fri, Jan 25, 2008 at 09:54:05

Yeah, I got a pretty sweet deal on some Nike Shox Basketball shoes last year, I've been wearing them to play ball in lately.

Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesCrosstraining milesTotal Miles
5.000.000.000.000.005.00

Easy 5 miles tonight. Ran over to Hurricane High and watched the Boys JV basketball game against SCHS. I had some former students playing for SCHS so that was fun to watch. The run felt pretty good and I only have to run 8 mile tomorrow to hit my goal of 50 for the week.

Don't know if anybody saw on the news about the Monte Carlo Casino/Hotel fire today. Pretty funny I just booked a room there two days ago for an upcoming trip in a few weeks. I'm going to call them tomorrow and for sure book a non-smoking room.

Cumulus-328

Weight: 0.00
Comments
From ryan on Fri, Jan 25, 2008 at 23:00:28

good job on the miles this week. i need to get more miles each week if i am to have better success at marathons. my biggest mileage week ever has still not been 50 so i have alot of work to do.

so far this week i am at 2.5 miles but i still have tomorrow.

Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesCrosstraining milesTotal Miles
8.000.000.000.000.008.00

Ran with Bill this afternoon in really nice weather.  Went from the Brentwood Bowling Alley up to Sky Mountain Golf Course then back, easy pace but I was struggling still with hip pain and Bill's back was hurting.  Two cripples on the road.

Nimbus- 15 still needing to break these shoes in, as I was having blister issues again. 

Weight: 0.00
Comments
From Mike Warren on Sat, Jan 26, 2008 at 20:47:17

Maybe, you and Bill could qualify for a handicap parking pass! Ha,Ha. Nice effort getting the miles in! Running in pain is crap!! We missed you guys on the run today, just not the same without the crips. The weather was very nice today, a little cold when we first started, but hope it's a sign of things to come.

Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesCrosstraining milesTotal Miles
5.000.002.000.000.007.00

Ran over to Hurricane High School 2.5 miles, then did a CV workout. I was going to do 5x1000, then after the first repeat I wasn't feeling too good, so I thought maybe only 4, well after the second repeat, I decided hey if I can at least do one more then I'm done. So I ended up only doing 3x1000m with 200m rest/recovery.

1-3:36- feeling ok

2-3:37- feeling bad

3-3:40-feeling terrible

Anyway, not a very good workout. However, I have been a little sick the last few days, and with the colder weather this afternoon, I was glad I got out and attempted a workout. I do think with a little more training I will be able to do these workouts and see some positive results.

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From Wildbull on Tue, Jan 29, 2008 at 13:32:10

I think your a sick man! I also think it is good that you got out and tried!

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4 miles on the treadmill,wasn't too bad, just put on some Dave Matthews Band and ventured off into my own little world. Still feeling like I have a chest cold, so didn't go for too long tonight. 4 is better than nothing, which is what I thought it was going to be until I forced myself onto the treadmill. So far this month has been my best/most consistent month of training since September.

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From Steve Hooper on Tue, Jan 29, 2008 at 23:41:34

Dustin - sorry ti hear your not feeling too hot. Good job so far this week getting out - even though your not feeling well. How are those hips?

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Basketball this morning, lots of running very few baskets made, one of those off mornings, but still glad I got up and did something. Hope to get in a few miles tonight. I've got staff meeting after school, then Driver's Ed for a few hours, and a Scout Court of Honor at 7. Not much time tonight. Last night I raced the 8:00 minute guy on the treadmill and came in tied right at 32 minutes for 4 miles.  Tonight, I picked it up a little and finished my 4 miles on the treadmill in 30 minutes, so I beat the 8:00 minute guy by a good two minutes.

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From Mike Warren on Wed, Jan 30, 2008 at 13:25:18

Driver's Ed! You are a brave man my friend! B-ball sounds fun, I need to lace em up for old time sake myself. Great job getting the miles in with the stubborn hip, hang in there.

From Little Bad Legs on Wed, Jan 30, 2008 at 20:57:38

Dustin, I see that you have run in both the Nimbus and Cumulus. Just curious how the two compare and if you like one better than the other? I'm familiar with Cumulus, but considering getting a pair of Nimbus. Thanks

From wheakory on Thu, Jan 31, 2008 at 00:22:52

Nice workouts. You've got a busy schedule like me. I feel like I never stop. Do you play on a basketball team? The workouts your getting from basketball will definitely help in quickness and flexibility for running.

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Really good run with the club tonight. I finally felt in good enough shape to extend the run with Dave, Steve, and Mike to make it 10 miles, instead of the 7 mile route I've been running the last few weeks. The first 5 miles felt pretty good, but once we hit the golf course I was struggling and wasn't looking too forward to the next 4 miles uphill, to make matters worse I was feeling some hot spots like blisters coming on and Steve was already increasing the pace. Anyway, I tried to block it all out and just decided to push it for 3 miles and things actually starting feeling pretty good. The last few miles were the fastest of the whole run and they were all uphill, so I was happy about that. I just need more quality runs like this. 10 miles average 7:19

Nimbus-29

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From Ruthie on Thu, Jan 31, 2008 at 22:23:46

How many miles do you put on your DS Trainers before you retire them? I use them, too and am wondering how long they last for you.

From Ruthie on Fri, Feb 01, 2008 at 00:06:47

So you use the more neutral shoes?

From Mike Warren on Fri, Feb 01, 2008 at 00:45:05

Dustin, great run tonight! I was very impressed with how well you ran. Can't wait to see what your capable of, when you are finally able to really train hard. Glad your hip is feeling a little better.

From Dave Holt on Fri, Feb 01, 2008 at 09:58:22

That is exactly what you needed.

From Steve Hooper on Fri, Feb 01, 2008 at 15:40:37

Hey Dustin - Great run last night! It's good to see you being able to push a little more.

Do you happen to know what your spits were for the last three miles last night?

From Dustin on Fri, Feb 01, 2008 at 16:32:45

I don't have my watch with me right now, but I do remember 7:07, 7:08, and then the last mile was a little slower because we basically ran that last .5 miles together back to the store.

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Basketball this morning. Planning on doing six miles tonight and an easy 10-12 mile run tomorrow. Went to bed too late last night and up too early this morning, now I'm dragging a bit.

Ran 8 miles tonight, down past Pah Tempe, then back up into La Verkin over 100 East, then out to the Gravel Pit, through Trails Subdivision, and back home through Confluence Park. The run felt pretty good, until I hit a good stretch of mud and added some extra weight to the shoes.

Cumulus-340

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From wildbull on Fri, Feb 01, 2008 at 11:02:50

sounds like you had a good run wuth the club. good miles indeed.

From Wildbull on Fri, Feb 01, 2008 at 12:33:52

Are you runing saturday with the club?

From MarcieJ on Fri, Feb 01, 2008 at 19:18:31

Go to bed early tonight! Sounds like you have had a couple good runs in a row. Nice job!

From Ally Holt on Sat, Feb 02, 2008 at 20:25:37

Thanks for the comment! I am glad Dave has you guys to run with. I know he really enjoys it. You need to have Sunni start blogging.

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Busy day, but I knew I needed to get in at least 8 miles so that I could hit my goal of 50 miles for the week. After spending much of the day helping my father in-law with a tiling job and listening to President Hinckley's funeral I finally got my run in late this afternoon, and it turned out to be a really good run. Sunny drove me up past Toquerville and I did a two mile warm-up followed by a 4 mile tempo, then 2 mile cool-down.

Splits-

Warm-up: 7:45 average

Tempo

1-6:15 feeling easy, nice downhill

2-6:24 running through Toquerville rolling

3-6:16- I was most pleased with this mile, the first part has some uphill leaving Toquerville, but I really worked the last half of this mile and into the last mile

4-5:53 zoomin' downhill and trying not to get hit by cars, this is a real narrow section of road.

Time: 24:50 so a 6:13 average

Cool down: easy two miles up the hill into La Verkin and back home.

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Now it is off to Texas Roadhouse to celebrate Jordan's birthday and a nice way to finish off the week.

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Not feeling too good this morning, hope to run a few miles this evening, but don't know we'll see how I'm feeling.

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From Steve Hooper on Mon, Feb 04, 2008 at 11:05:35

Hey Dustin - I hope you start feeling better!

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No run today.  In fact I was sick enough I decided to stay home from work, which doesn't happen very often.  I hope I get over this cold/flu very soon.

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Another sick day with no running, but I am starting to feel a little better. I'm just a little upset, because the last two weeks had been really good for me.  I'm also going out of town this weekend, so it will be interesting to see how much running I get done.

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First run of the week due to being sick the earlier part of the week. I did the 7 mile route with the club. The first five felt ok, but the last two miles up Sunset was just killer. Coughing the whole way.

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From Mike Warren on Fri, Feb 08, 2008 at 09:50:16

Dustin, good to see you last night. Have fun in Vegas and take care of that cough.

From MarcieJ on Fri, Feb 08, 2008 at 11:17:01

glad you are feeling a little better. Its hard to run when you dont feel well. Have fun on your weekend away!

From wildbull on Fri, Feb 08, 2008 at 12:08:21

Viva Los Vegas! let the fun begin.

From Wildbull on Fri, Feb 08, 2008 at 12:40:12

your mucas is thick after a work out. need meds to help it out. stay away from milk products for a couple of days

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Still sick

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In Las Vegas with family, but still feeling sick

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From MarcieJ on Mon, Feb 11, 2008 at 12:05:56

Hope you start feeling better soon!

From Wildbull on Mon, Feb 11, 2008 at 15:28:46

keep it in Vegas brother.

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I ran over to Hurricane High and was going to do some 1000m repeats, did one and about coughed up a lung, so I figured better not push it any more. I've been feeling better the last two days but still have a little sickness. I ended up doing one mile on the track then came home, so a total of 6 miles pretty easy. I think I might have to ease into this week. It will be nice on Thursday I only have school for 4 hours, so maybe I can get in a couple of decent workouts.

On my way over to Hurricane there were lots of emergency vehicles near the bridge. Apparently, a five year old boy fell off the cliff somewhere in the area while he was chasing his dog. I stopped and tried to listen in on the story. Anyway, it really upset me the rest of the run. I have a five year old boy along with a 12 year old and an 18 month old and I just couldn't imagine my life without any of them.

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From Wildbull on Tue, Feb 12, 2008 at 11:59:16

that was a really sad accident. I feel sick about it. The poor family.

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Very busy day, between parent teacher conferences, driver's education, and then scouts, but did manage to get out at 8:30 this evening. I did 3 miles easy 7:45 avg. Then Sunny wanted to go for a few miles, which was awesome. She has been doing about 30 minutes everyday on the treadmill usually doing a walk, jog routine fastest pace being 12:00 minutes. Anyway we did a two mile run over to the bridge and back. The first mile was in 11:48 which included a short walk across the bridge and we were running uphill. Coming back I challenged her to run at least a minute faster. On the way back we did have to stop for just a bit, but she was able to run the second mile in 10:38, so a 1:10 faster. All in all a good two mile run to finish off the day for her.

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From Mike Warren on Tue, Feb 12, 2008 at 23:57:35

Glad to hear you got out today. Hope you are back to full strength soon. I am looking forward to doing some training runs with you.

From Hayden on Wed, Feb 13, 2008 at 00:15:48

hey man stay away from those injuries man, just kidding. hey im back to blogging so if you want to drop by my blog and give me any advise every once in a while i would appreciate it. see ya later coach.

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Basketball this morning. Got home pretty late from Parent Teacher conferences and didn't get a run in.

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From Mike Warren on Wed, Feb 13, 2008 at 12:36:21

Dustin, long run on Saturday, meet at my house. 1868 N Serenity Dr. My wife will drop us on Utah Hill. Does this work for you?

From Dustin on Wed, Feb 13, 2008 at 13:17:46

I think I should be able to make it this Saturday, I'll probably only go about 11-13 miles.

From Ruthie on Wed, Feb 13, 2008 at 19:39:18

The cemetery we run by is in Washington, close to Washington Elementary and the old pool.

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Ran with the club tonight. Before I left with the group I did a 3 mile warm-up 1.5 miles up state road 18 on the bike path and then 1.5 back down. 7:50 average.

Then did 3 easy miles warm-up and I knew Steve was going to do about 6 miles of tempo pace, and I had been planning on doing about 4 since I haven't done any faster stuff so far this week. I was pretty pleased with the miles I ran at tempo pace. A little disappointed the last few miles as I stopped to get a drink then ran the last bit uphill alone. My legs started to cramp up a bit, but overall a decent run, except for my Hunan's Chinese Buffet from lunch that gave me stomach problems on and off the entire run. Overall average was 7:22 so pretty good.

Tempo miles

1-6:07- feeling pretty relaxed

2-6:14- feeling fine

3-6:28- had to slow down a bit trying to get onto the far way at the golf course

4-6:48- some tough hills to climb here, but the effort felt more like 6:15 or faster.

I think the 13 miles tonight, is the longest run I've done since November, so that is a positive, still I need to be doing more. I really felt like I had two good weeks, then I got sick last week and took a step back. Anyway hoping to hit 50 miles this week and then maybe bump it up a little the following week. By March I would like to be running at least 60 miles a week, and then 70 miles a week in April. I really think if I can be more consistent this spring it will help me have a better base and routine going into the summer, when I can try to run a little higher mileage maybe.

Cumulus-360

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From wildbull on Thu, Feb 14, 2008 at 13:57:51

no running. welcome to my world!

From Hayden on Thu, Feb 14, 2008 at 21:55:17

Hey thanks for the advise I will use it. Hey at least your getting good sleep

From Hayden on Fri, Feb 15, 2008 at 00:03:34

Just kidding man I forgot that it was thursday and you were running with the center. Sounds like you had a great run today, I think your getting back coach. Sweet!

From Mike Warren on Fri, Feb 15, 2008 at 00:16:34

Awesome run Dustin! You looked very comfortable on the tempo miles. Also I forget you had already ran some miles before the club run. How is your hip feeling?

From Steve Hooper on Fri, Feb 15, 2008 at 13:11:03

Way to get those miles in yesterday! It was a fun run. Keep up the good work. I'm looking forward to us kicking some butt this year.

From Wildbull on Fri, Feb 15, 2008 at 14:04:51

Is steve talking about Kicking our Butt! I am so worried! Im use to him kicking mine, But you better look out?

From Dustin on Fri, Feb 15, 2008 at 14:40:02

Steve is looking pretty strong and I hope he can continue to remain injury free and have some good races this year. I would really like to see him be able to have a good marathon soon. I think everyone has gotten better in the short few years we've been running together.

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Struggled getting up this morning. I was going to go play basketball but my legs and hips felt pretty sore from the run last night. I'm going to try to do around 8 miles this afternoon.

Got out this afternoon, after taking a nice hour long nap. Anyway, the wind was just terrible. I ran from the house over 600 North Trail to Sky Mountain Golf Course and down to Brentwood Bowling Alley. Felt pretty tight during the run legs and hips very sore. Averge time 8:14 slow, but quite a bit of wind and taking it easy.

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Sasha sometimes shares some of his crazy running dreams, and last night I had a pretty weired one. I was back in Colorado going on a run with my old assistant high school coach, (we coached three years together and got along pretty good) Anyway it was in the middle of winter and we were driving out to this place to run down by the river, and for some strange reason the road just seemed to end and we ended up going into the river. Of course I was pretty scared but was able to kick open the door and swim to the bank. However, since it was winter time I was very cold. When we got out of the water, we both took off running as fast as we could to this nearby warehouse. For some strange reason I had a lighter in my pocket and we were able to start a fire and we just started throwing anything we could find into the fire. The next thing I remember in my dream, was the fact the entire building was now on fire and we were still inside. I wasn't even worried about getting out I was just trying to get warm. Anyway, I do remember once we got out all of these high school kids from our team came running, and told us we had taken the wrong turn and they were ready for us to finish the run with them. I just remember saying hey I need to call my dad first and tell him what just happened. I then asked for a cell phone and this was the funny thing, every high school kid had a cell phone on them, some even had two or three. Anyway, it was a pretty crazy dream.

Ok, sorry about rambling now back to my real run today. Club run met and Mike's and drove out on Utah Hill. I haven't done too many long runs and the start of this past week I was still struggling some with sickness, so I figured if I could do at least 12 that would be great, then I will go for 2 more this evening to finish the week at 50. After Thursday's run I was really sore and tight. Yesterday's 8 miles was a struggle, but I spent quite a bit of time stretching last night and even used the stick and this morning I felt pretty good. I ran the first 9 miles in a 7:07 average, with a few miles down in the 6:40's. The last three miles I ran through Santa Clara and slowed down a bit. Overall, a good run, and glad I made the effort to get out and come over, even though I didn't run with anybody (you guys all animals and can run further than me! but someday soon I should be able to hang with the group)

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Comments
From Wildbull on Sat, Feb 16, 2008 at 14:34:54

good job Dustin, 12 miles is great better then my big 0. hopefully next week i will be able to hang with you guys for a mile or two.

From MarcieJ on Sat, Feb 16, 2008 at 15:45:15

I should have gotten out and ran with you and then added on at the end, that way I would have had a friend to run with! (I got left in the dust!)

Good Job on getting 12 in and glad you are feeling better too!

From Mike Warren on Sat, Feb 16, 2008 at 18:07:37

Good run today! Pretty weird dream. Dave had a similar dream last week and I am going to tell you the same thing I said to him,( Lay off the weed man)! (jk). Anyway, I hope you are feeling well after the run. Enjoy cleaning the church.

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After spending most of the morning drilling holes in the sidewalk with a hammer drill so the scouts could put flags out, I was ready for a run and something that didn't require as much labor. I did an easy 2.5 mile warm-up over to Hurricane High School then 3x1 mile @ LT Pace with 400 m recovery which I figured right now would be around 6:00 pace.

1-5:55 This felt pretty easy

2-5:56-This felt a little bit harder, in fact I thought when I got done with this one that is was probably good enough and could be done with my workout, however I knew I had planned to do three, so I should probably attempt at least one more.

3-5:50- Glad I did this one, once I got into it, I started to feel real good, so I picked it up a little.

Did 2.5 mile recovery home. I kind of struggled on the way home, not feeling too good.

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From wildbull on Mon, Feb 18, 2008 at 17:13:38

smooth, real smooth D.

From Hayden on Mon, Feb 18, 2008 at 23:19:32

Nice job got to love that track work.

From steve hooper on Wed, Feb 20, 2008 at 16:45:01

Dustin - Good job on the mile repeats!

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Pretty good run this evening. Ran on 100 East then up past the green water tank on the dirt trail, up to the top where the La Verkin Overlook turn-off is. The first mile was good, but the next two miles of steady climbing uphill on the trail were more difficult. I came back down on the highway and hit a few miles under 7:00. Finished with an overall average of 7:47. I was planning on just doing 6 miles today, but I still might go out tonight for another easy 2 miles after scouts if Sunny feels like going.

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From Hayden on Tue, Feb 19, 2008 at 23:05:51

Nice job today. yeah Paris is still running a little and is looking good for next year, but doesn't want to do track. Joe just up and quit, said he didn't like it, and Zach is running a little but is playing soccer. Man soccer ruins good runners.

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Good morning of basketball, played quite a few games and did lots of running.  Plan to do a few easy miles tonight.  I won't be at the club run tomorrow we have a big faculty dinner, sorry Bill you're not my significant other, just kidding brother!

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Missed the club run, I have a luau tonight at school, so I did 9 miles this afternoon. I first did a two mile warm-up, then 3 miles at tinman tempo pace.

1-6:23 good flat mile

2-6:33 some uphill

3-6:16 a little downhill.

I was glad I was able to do 3 miles, because I really wasn't feeling that good when I got home from work. Anyway, the last 4 miles were pretty slow and easy. I found a new trail or way to get up on the 600 North trail so I guess that was the exciting part of the run.

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From superfly on Thu, Feb 21, 2008 at 21:53:57

Missed you tonight at the club run. However I'd go to a luau instead too. That food sounds good.

Good job getting in some quality miles.

From Mike Warren on Thu, Feb 21, 2008 at 23:43:16

Good miles! You seem to be getting your speed back. Is the hip any better or are you just gutting it out? I will be back in the regular routine monday. Dance week will be over!

From Dustin on Fri, Feb 22, 2008 at 09:35:07

Still having hip pain, but just trying to run through it. I need to get another massage soon.

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Another morning of basketball only nine showed, so a little more running which was nice.

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From Little Bad Legs on Fri, Feb 22, 2008 at 13:01:29

Dustin- Are you running with the club Saturday morning?

From Dustin on Fri, Feb 22, 2008 at 13:05:25

Yes, I'm planning on it

From Little Bad Legs on Fri, Feb 22, 2008 at 13:08:12

I'm going to be staying in Hurricane tonight. Could I hitch a ride over to St. George with you?

From Dustin on Fri, Feb 22, 2008 at 13:18:04

Yeah that would be fine. Do your parents live over by the cemetery? I think I know where their house is. I can pick you up around 6:20.

From Little Bad Legs on Fri, Feb 22, 2008 at 13:24:53

Yep, right by the cemetary, on 325 East. Their house is cream colored, faces West, and has a circular driveway. A silver Honda Civic will be parked outside. I'll be watching for you at 6:20. My # is (435)531-9150, just in case. Thanks!

From wildbull on Fri, Feb 22, 2008 at 13:25:52

I am felling ok. it band a little off. Did you have a cooked pig! are we meeting at the store or what tomorrow!

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Good 8 mile run this evening, however I'm a little upset at myself that I didn't make it over to run with some of the guys this morning. Anyway, I ran from Steve's house out through the fields then over to River Road and back to his house. I felt ok, not great lots of stomach issues from eating Bajio's for lunch, not too wise on my part. Overall the average was 7:20.

Cumulus-380

I didn't meet my goal of 50 miles for the week, but I was pleased with a few of the workouts I did this week. I feel like I'm progressing a little.

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From Mike Warren on Mon, Feb 25, 2008 at 00:15:28

I take it Bajio's will not be on the pre-race menu!

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I had a terrible headache much of the day, and didn't know if I would get any miles in today. After two hours of driver's ed, I decided I would attempt a workout. My schedule called for 5x Pah Tempe hill repeats (.32m). These would be the first hill repeats of the new year and also turned out to be my first puke session of the new year.


2-21-07
 8-27-07 2-25-08
 2:09 2:14 2:12
 2:10 2:13 2:13
 2:08 2:13 2:17
 2:14 2:08 2:15
  2:09 2:17
  2:06 

 After a two mile warm-up and stretching I started the first one.

1-2:12 pretty good for the first one. in fact probably faster than I wanted the first one to be.

2-2:13 Interested to see if this would be much slower than the first. Turned out to be about the same time. After this one, is when the sickness really hit. On the recovery had to stop and leave my lunch on the side of the road.

3-2:17 Stomach feeling a little better, but overall I was weak on this repeat. Thought about stopping here, but instead just turned around and started my recovery job back down the hill and by the time I got to the bottom, I was ready to go again.

4-2:15 Better focus, but once again had to stop and puke on the recovery.

5-2:17 Weak, but trying hard just to finish.

Not the best workout, but glad I hung with it and did 5 repeats. Today was more a mental victory, I had a number of things going wrong and plenty of reasons I could have stopped, but I accomplished what I wanted to today. The cool-down was cut short just a bit 1.5 miles.

DS Trainer-287.5

Here are my times from a few of these similar workouts last year.

Feb 21, 2007,

Did 4xPah Tempe Hill repeats

1-2:09-felt good

2-2:10-not bad

3-2:08-tied all time PR

4-2:14-pretty tired


August 27, 2007

1.5 easy warm-up

1-2:14 felt easy

2-2:13

3-2:13

4-2:08-way too fast I thought, pretty sure I'll die now on 5 and 6

5-2:09-pretty dark now

6-2:06* New all time PR

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Comments
From Hayden on Tue, Feb 26, 2008 at 21:00:31

nice job on the workout dustin looking forward to seeing you thursday. Hey im posting quotes on my blog everyday now if you want to check them out.

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Pretty busy day today. Did 2 hours of driver's ed after school, got home and felt a little sick and tired, same headache problems as yesterday. Anyway went to Young Men's from 7:00 to 8:30, then decided to head out the door at 8:45 pm for some easy miles. I did 3 miles, then came back to the house to see if Sunny was ready to go for her 2 miles, she still didn't have Jarren to sleep, so I did another 2 miles easy, then came back and this time she was ready, we did our route over and past the bridge. Last time she did the mile going over in 11:48, tonight she did the mile over in 10:33 (much faster!) however, I think she over did it on the first mile, and the second mile back home which is downhill and should be easier, was actually the slower mile for her tonight (11:57) Oh well, it was still nice to go for a little run together and it helped me to get in two more easy miles. Tomorrow won't be as busy so maybe I will do a longer run.

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From Mike Warren on Wed, Feb 27, 2008 at 00:38:18

Dustin, Thanks for your comment. I really appreciate it. All of you guys have already helped me so much. The entire running club is one classy bunch! I feel very blessed to run with you guys.

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Basketball this morning.

Decent run this evening. Did the La Verkin Overlook Loop, including the first two miles up the mountain trail which I was dreading, but did anyway.

1-10:50- trying my best to run/jog/walk whatever it took to get up the trail.

2-10:47- more of the same run/walk/jog/wipe off sweat/repeat

Had to stop for a bit at the top and of course take in the view, best part of the run you really have a great view of La Verkin, Toquerville, Hurricane.

Now the fun downhill miles, just wanting to take them easy.

3-7:20

4-7:25

5-6:30

6-7:00

7-7:55 ran into a fellow teacher and stopped to talk for a minute, forgot to stop my watch so this mile was actually closer to 7:00 minute pace or under.

Anyway, beautiful afternoon in Southern Utah. I might do a few more miles tonight with Sunny if she feels up to it. I'm planning on running with the club tomorrow if people are going to be there.

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Comments
From Wildbull on Wed, Feb 27, 2008 at 10:27:51

Good Work out Dustin.

From Ally Holt on Wed, Feb 27, 2008 at 11:10:43

Thanks for the encouragement Dustin. Sunny is doing great! I should run with her sometime.

From Brent on Wed, Feb 27, 2008 at 23:17:58

Dustin, see you at Ogden marathon. It looks like we are also both doing St.George, Hobblecreek, Bryce half, Prove River. If I were fast enough, I would try to pace Warren into that BQ. We all hope he gets his goals. He has good running buddies like you to help him.

Stay Kool, Race hard, B of BS Rools out

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8.000.000.000.000.008.00

8 miles lost out in the desert reserve with Bill, Hayden, and Aaron. Nice afternoon, had some hip issues, which I think was due to running over the rocks.

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From Mike Warren on Thu, Feb 28, 2008 at 22:38:19

Did you guys do a different club run? Bill told me about the Sat run, I am planning on giving it a go!

From ryan on Thu, Feb 28, 2008 at 23:57:59

looks like you are easing into some good miles and quality workouts. i have noticed that glenn tucker is on the blog now. i have heard of him and know that he from cedar. i think i used to see him flying down the road last year. His runs are out of my league right now. his long slow runs are probably faster than my short fast ones. the last time i ran with anyone else was when i raced at painters. good luck and stay healthy.

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An hour and 20 minutes of basketball this morning. Legs feeling tired from the run yesterday.

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From Wildbull on Fri, Feb 29, 2008 at 11:50:55

Good job. thanks for hanging with me in the desert. better that two get lost then just one.

From Hayden on Fri, Feb 29, 2008 at 20:25:24

Yea it was the one with the snow canyon shirt. She is a freshman on are track team so of course she likes me. Those girls like older guys ha ha. She is kinda cute though for a freshman.

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2 miles in La Verkin before going over to run with Mike, Bill, and Bruce. Met up with those guys at the Dixie Center and did a nice 7 mile loop out through Bloomington. Nice afternoon and pace was decent average 7:20 overall. Bill and I did one more mile while I was waiting for Sunny to come back and pick me up.

Nimbus-73

Managed to hit 50 miles again this week, and plan to increase mileage next week toward 60 miles a week and try to maintain that through March.

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From Mike Warren on Sat, Mar 01, 2008 at 20:03:43

Dustin, good to run with you today. Hope we can get some consistent runs in together before Ogden. It really helps to run with you speedy bugers!

From Dustin on Sat, Mar 01, 2008 at 20:08:48

I not exactly speedy, those guys were all at Del Sol. But I am looking forward to the next few months of training with you guys. You've got to love this time of year in St. George.

Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesCrosstraining milesTotal Miles
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Played a few games of basketball this morning. Planning on a track workout this evening after driver's ed.

Really good workout tonight. I've tried a few times to do some 1000m repeats but have not been able to do much of a workout, due to either feeling sick or dealing with bad weather. This afternoon, I felt really good and decided before hand that I wanted to do 6 repeats no matter how slow I had to run them.

It was kind of nice, I decided not to do driver's ed tonight, so I got home a little earlier and then did a 2.5 mile warm-up over to Hurricane High School. The high school track team was still practicing, but Coach Prince said it wasn't a problem at all if I wanted to do my workout, so that was nice, except for having to dodge kids standing and visiting in lane 1, plus had to watch out for high school kids learning how to throw the javelin.

Anyway got started and the first three repeats felt great, 4th one not too bad, but the 5th was kind of a struggle. I was ready to stop after 5, but I just decided to give myself a little more recovery and then really tried to push it on the last one. I was really pleased with the consistency of the repeats and I was right in time zone I was shooting for 3:33-3:38. I did 100 m recovery between each which was about 1:30.

1-3:34

2-3:33

3-3:33

4-3:33

5-3:34

6-3:30

Did two more lap to finish to make it 5 miles on the track, then a very easy 2.5 miles home. Good start to the week and one big workout in the bag.

Asics Gel Speedstar-74

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Comments
From Wildbull on Mon, Mar 03, 2008 at 11:05:56

I felt pretty good saturday. a little tired at the end from dehydration. For some reason i was breathing hard at the end.

From Mike Warren on Mon, Mar 03, 2008 at 11:10:14

Bull, you were breathing hard because you were running like the Concord jet!

Dustin, what type of track workout are you doing tonight?

From Dustin on Mon, Mar 03, 2008 at 11:50:11

I'm shooting to do 6x1000m @ CV pace so around 3:33-3:38

From Walter on Mon, Mar 03, 2008 at 14:29:59

Oh yeah, I spit soda out my nose several times laughing at those st. george guys. The best was on our first break when Clyde wanted someone to give him a massage and I told the van full of girls next to us to help him out and one of the girls walked over to him and acted like she was going to do it! Very funny!

From Hayden on Mon, Mar 03, 2008 at 17:42:35

Hey Dustin Good workout and yea it is this weekend at Hurricane I know it starts Friday at 3 and the 3200 is the first race. I am going to try and break 10:00. The 1600 is the next morning i think around 9 ill get back to you on that though. That would be great if you could come though.

From MarcieJ on Mon, Mar 03, 2008 at 20:31:29

Hey thanks for all your comments on my blog, I havent had great access to the computer lately so I have been bad about responding. Yes I am planning on just having fun at Moab and not stressing about my time, my leg feels pretty good now but I am lacking speed. It will be a run where I just see how I feel, who knows I may just run the whole thing with my friends and be a "social runner" that day:)

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An hour hiking with the scouts, not much of a workout.  Rest of the evening was very busy. The rest of the week should be better for running.

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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesCrosstraining milesTotal Miles
9.000.000.000.004.0013.00

Another morning at the gym. Planning on running 10-12 tonight after work. Tough run tonight, I drove up to some trails between La Verkin and Virgin and did a 9 mile loop out through the desert. For part of the run I made it over to Sheep Bridge Road then followed that out to the Quary Trail then ran on that for a bit, then came back. I got back to the highway and picked up the pace a little the last two miles. Overall, nice to see some different country and do a new run, but my legs are feeling a little tired now from the ups and downs of trail running. As the guys in the club know I'm usually not a real big fan of trail running.

Nimbus-82

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From Mike Warren on Wed, Mar 05, 2008 at 09:45:02

Good job getting up and going! No B-Ball today? Ya know, I was really sore after playing B-Ball last week. I was joking with my wife, that I can run 80+ miles a week and feel fine, but play a little church ball and I was hurting to just walk. I think I will try to play more, that way I am not always using the same muscles just running. I am headed to Cali tomorrow, so I won't be at the club run. You guys have fun, well hook-up next week!

From WILDBULL on Wed, Mar 05, 2008 at 10:47:29

Super job D.

From Ally Holt on Wed, Mar 05, 2008 at 13:43:57

What does Dave listen to? I really dont know! His radio in his car doesn't even work, so he rarely listens to anything! you will have to ask him!

From Superfly on Wed, Mar 05, 2008 at 21:45:07

Looks like a pretty good little mid-week run- good job! Trails will work different parts of your legs then what you get running roads. See ya at the club run tomorrow... I guess it's at 5.

From Wildbull on Thu, Mar 06, 2008 at 11:09:50

I hope you kept pure thoughts while your out there on the trail all by yourself. Good run.

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Run with the club, up over the trail above the golf course.  We came out on Main the extended down past the temple and over to the college, then back on Tabernacle and Diagonal.  I felt pretty good throughout the run, and even managed to stay with the group for the most part on the trails.

Stratus- 9 First day wearing the shoes and they felt pretty good. 

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An hour and 30 minutes of basketball really good workout this morning.

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Comments
From Benn on Fri, Mar 07, 2008 at 10:02:33

I tried to play a pick up game against my kid brother and lost royally. I give all you bball players credit. I played like 20 mins and thought it was harder than running a half marathon! haha

From Dustin on Fri, Mar 07, 2008 at 21:31:10

I tend to sweat a whole lot more playing basketball and feel much more tired than when I do a run. Maybe, I need to pick up the intensity more on my runs.

Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesCrosstraining milesTotal Miles
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I wanted to watch the mile race this morning at the Hurricane Track meet, so I didn't go over and run with the club. Anyway, I did an 8 mile loop over the 600 North trail, to Sky Mountain Golf Course, then back on the highway to the high school, watched the meet, then did a 1.5 loop cool-down with Hayden, Karl, and a few of the Timpview kids. Then 2.5 miles home. I'm wanting to go out again this afternoon and get a few more miles in to make it 60 for the week.

Stratus- 21 I'm really liking the feel of these shoes.

I went out and did 4 more miles this afternoon, pretty windy as I headed up the La Verkin Twist, but was nice coming back down. I hit my goal for the week and should be able to get in a good week this coming week with Spring Break and a little more time.

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From Superfly on Sat, Mar 08, 2008 at 13:10:20

Good workout. It sounds like the mile was just as much fun as the 2-mile was yesterday. Those guys are going to do some big things this year. They'll be fun to watch.

From Jeff on Sat, Mar 08, 2008 at 22:13:47

Hey thanks for the advice. I'll take any help I can get, especially from guys like you. Thanks and keep up the good running. See ya around.

From Wildbull on Mon, Mar 10, 2008 at 09:40:21

Good job D. you are getting in shape. "round in a shape"

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I was going to do a track workout today, but ran over to Hurricane High School and found Cross Creek working out on the track, so I decided to put my track workout off until tomorrow, which might be fine.  I'll run hard tomorrow, then get ready for the 10K race on Saturday.  Anyway, after 3 miles over to the high school I was able to flag down my father in-law and had him drive me out to the Brentwood Bowling Alley and I ran 8 miles back into Hurricane over the 600 North Trail.  The last two miles I decided to do a tempo, actually a little faster than tempo pace from the substation to my house.

1-5:58 Good mile with some downhill

2-5:51 I thought this mile would be quite a bit slower than the first, since it didn't have as much downhill.  Anyway, it turned out to be faster and I felt really good.  I was especially happy, since I had already ran 9 miles and I was feeling a little tired.

DS Trainer- 298.5 These shoes are getting close to being retired.

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Comments
From Steve Hooper on Mon, Mar 10, 2008 at 21:17:45

dustin - good start to the week!

From Wildbull on Tue, Mar 11, 2008 at 09:11:12

super job. you can do it in a speedo!

From Ruthie on Tue, Mar 11, 2008 at 09:40:38

Eeeeew. Wildbull, you're gross.

Good workout, though, Dustin!

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An easy 6 mile run up past Pah Tempe, did 3 miles out and 3 miles back. I've been curious to do this run before, but always got scared off by the No Trespassing Sign, anyway today I just decided to go for it and take the risk of getting shot by some angry landowner. It was a nice trail run right along the river. For some reason legs were a little sore today.

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1.5 hours of basketball this morning, feeling a little tired now. Did a 6 mile run tonight, Sunny dropped me off at the Chevron and I ran out to my school 2 miles easy, copied a bunch of papers for next week when classes start back up then I did 4 miles pretty easy home 7:30 average.

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Had a guy come give us an estimate for a swimming pool today. We are now thinking of not selling our house and not building, maybe just stay put. Build a pool, do some remodeling inside, and put in a nice basketball court with a breakaway rim. I used to spend hours shooting baskets when I was younger, but never really had that nice of a court. I guess now since I'm the parent I might build the court I always wanted as a kid. Actually, I don't want that to sound like I'm complaining, my parents were awesome and I have great memories of growing up.

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Comments
From Wildbull on Wed, Mar 12, 2008 at 09:15:59

you got ball brother! any room on that team for a ball boy!

From Wildbull on Wed, Mar 12, 2008 at 09:46:44

are you running beat the banker this year!

From Mike Warren on Wed, Mar 12, 2008 at 11:30:26

Dustin, good job on your running this past week. Glad you are starting to feel better. You are running some fast miles, Spectrum could be real good for you!

From Dustin on Wed, Mar 12, 2008 at 12:34:49

I'm starting to feel in a little better shape. I'm interested to see how the Spectrum race will turn out. I'm planning on doing a 3 to 4 mile tempo run this afternoon, then easy tomorrow and Friday. I was going to do the tempo yesterday, but just decided to go for an easy trail run.

From Jody on Wed, Mar 12, 2008 at 20:23:37

Dustin - From someone who has a pool, it is the best investment you can make in family time. Our kids cannot swim with out us and so from May - September we are swimming (family time) a min of 3 hrs a day 6 days a week. It is the best!!

From wheakory on Wed, Mar 12, 2008 at 21:37:07

Dustin your getting stronger in your running. That would be cool to have a basketball court at your house, and swimming pool. You definitely would build equity in your home. Keep up the great running and cross-training.

From Superfly on Wed, Mar 12, 2008 at 21:48:25

If you build it...Bill will come!

From Dustin on Wed, Mar 12, 2008 at 22:01:49

Clyde that is what I fear most Bill in a swimming suit. No even the Wildbull would be welcome, just not when the kids are around.

From WildBull on Thu, Mar 13, 2008 at 09:34:26

Hey! I can come on at night when the moon is dark? just trow out a hot dog every couple of hours!

From Hayden on Thu, Mar 13, 2008 at 11:23:22

Man a swimming pool would be sweet man. But hey see you at the club run tommorrow. and good luck at the race this weekend. I am going to go run with Carl in hurricane sometimes so maybe ill get a hold of you some times to go run. What is your number.

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Good club run, we did a preview of the Spectrum 10K course. Mike was kind enough to drive us up, then we ran down through Snow Canyon State Park. I'm excited for the race, but I'm not convinced it will be any faster than last year's course, so I guess we'll have to wait and see. We ended up finishing at Mike's house which made the run 10 miles, a little farther than I was planning on going and the pace was a little faster 7:20 average, but it is all good.

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From Mike Warren on Fri, Mar 14, 2008 at 00:31:51

Dustin, good run tonight! I enjoyed talking to you during the run. I have a good feeling, you will have a great race. I will say however, I think this is a tough course and whatever you get will be earned!

From dave holt on Fri, Mar 14, 2008 at 11:23:22

It's is a pretty fair course - fast for a mile and then whatever you can hold!

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An hour and twenty minutes of basketball this morning. Legs and hips hurting from the run last night, anyway feeling some fatigue this morning, but hopefully I'll feel better tomorrow. I'll just do a few easy miles this afternoon.

Did two easy miles with Sunny, up to her parent's house and back, then I did 2 more miles to the fire hydrant and back.  Legs still feeling a little heavy. 

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From Mike Warren on Fri, Mar 14, 2008 at 22:30:09

Good luck tomorrow!

Race: Spectrum 10K (6.2 Miles) 00:35:52, Place overall: 8, Place in age division: 2
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Decent race for me today. I was a little worried going into the race, I didn't feel that great this morning and my legs were still tired from the last few days. Anyway, did 1 mile warm-up up by the starting line, then shed the warm-ups and got ready to race. Quite a few fast guys so I knew it would be a fast race. My goal was to try to run under 36:00 and place in my age division. I was 3rd overall last year, but knew I wouldn't place that high this year with Nick, Clyde and Dave all in the race.

1-5:06 Good first mile and in decent position top 12

2-5:50 Catch up to Ryan and run with him for awhile. We traded off between miles 2 and 3. I passed Lindsey here which made me feel better, he smoked me at Painter's 5K.

3-5:38 Another good mile, however at the beginning of this mile I was ready to just bag the race, I really wasn't feeling too good or having that much fun. Steve Hooper caught up to me and we worked the downhill section together which helped me mentally

4-6:00 Felt pretty good going through the neighborhood. A guy from Vegas that also smoked me at Painter's caught up to me on this mile and then him and I started battling. Steve dropped off just a bit.

5-6:07 Still battling the Vegas guy at this point I figure I'm at least in the top 10. I took the lead for awhile, but couldn't seem to drop him

6-6:10 On this mile, the Vegas guy actually put some distance on me and I really thought I wouldn't be able to reel him in, but I did. It was a nice challenge to the finish, I would pass him and then he would pass me. With about .30 he passed me and I figured it was over, however I just kept pushing it and was able to out kick him at the finish.

.2-.59

Overall, pleased with the race, I feel like I'm in quite a bit better shape than a few months ago at Painter's. I ran the first three miles today in 16:35 compared to 18 something a few months ago, granted much of the first three miles is downhill. I ran 35:52 (5:48 average) so I met my first goal of breaking 36 and ended up placing 2nd in 30-34 age group, so I was happy about that. Actually going back and looking at last year's time I was 3 seconds faster, so even with the change of course I think it was similar to last year.

Anyway, the Fast Running Bloggers did quite well. 5 out of the top 10 places.

Ohana-

Ran 2 easy miles tonight with Sunny up to the fire hydrant and back. Going up we hit 10:37 and on the way back we were flying 10:02. Actually, my wife is getting in better shape and I think she is targeting the local La Verkin 5K on the 4th of July as her first race in a long time. Even though I think she could run a 5K right now and be able to finish without any problems.


The two miles tonight, put me over 60 miles for the week, so I hit my weekly goal again. The next two weeks are going to be a struggle as I am teaching a driver's education course the next 10 days, I guess I might just have to get up early like Dave, Logan and so many others and try to get in some miles in the mornings.

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Comments
From MarcieJ on Sat, Mar 15, 2008 at 14:14:22

I think you ran a great race today! Its nice to feel better than what you thought! Thanks for letting me hang out with you guys after the race.

From Mike Warren on Sat, Mar 15, 2008 at 14:21:53

Dustin, awesome race! It takes alot to maintain that kind of pace when your not feeling it. Also nice job reeling the Vegas guy in!

From Superfly on Sat, Mar 15, 2008 at 14:27:00

Good job Dustin. I was impressed with your effort today. With some consistent weeks you'll run great at Ogden if you decide to run it. Keep up the good work and expect a lot of PR's this year.

From dave holt on Sat, Mar 15, 2008 at 17:30:51

It was good to see you coming in with a solid time. Good work. Keep up the consistent running and those times will just keep flying down!

From ryan on Sat, Mar 15, 2008 at 18:14:21

good job on the race today

From Hayden on Sat, Mar 15, 2008 at 19:33:53

Great race today dustin, your really coming back from that injury, way to fight through it. Hey im coming to Hurricane sometime next week to run with Carl maybe you could come.

From Jeff on Sat, Mar 15, 2008 at 20:45:41

Good race Dustin.

From wheakory on Sun, Mar 16, 2008 at 01:18:14

Nice race Dustin. The kick at the end I bet felt good to pass the Vegas guy. Your training week was excellent.

Getting up early really to run really only takes about 5 days in a row and your body gets used to it. Good luck on the morning runs, and nice finish today.

From Austin on Mon, Mar 17, 2008 at 08:37:48

Thanks for the Warning about the bull!! Ha ha ha

From Paul Petersen on Mon, Mar 17, 2008 at 10:56:24

Nice job. It always feels good to out kick someone after a long battle.

From James on Mon, Mar 17, 2008 at 11:04:13

Nice job on the race. That is a faster time than anything I have ran this year!

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Not much time today. I got home from work at 7:45 pm, had some dinner, played with the kids for 30 minutes. Then did a quick 6 miles over to Hurricane and back. Ran to Wendy's in 24:40 then home in just over 22:00. Sunny and I were going to go and do two more miles, but decided not to. She did 2.5 miles without stopping this morning on the treadmill. Hope to have a little more time tomorrow, but the next two weeks are going to be very busy.

Nimbus-92

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Another busy day, but did manage to have a good workout tonight even though my legs felt tired and sore, I decided to push through a hill workout and figured I would try to make my body learn to work a little harder especially when I'm tired. I know that is probably not the best thing to do and a good way to get injured, but I felt pretty safe in what I was doing tonight.

Anyway I started with 2 miles easy warm-up then did 6xPah Tempe hill repeats. Three weeks ago I did 5 repeats and managed decent times. Comparing today, with last week I would say this was a better workout because.

1. I did one more repeat

2. I was still tired from the 10K race on Saturday

3. I was under a little more stress this week compared to a few weeks ago

4. Had to deal with a headwind (imagine that in Hurricane, UT), which slowed me down some.

1-2:17 not too pleased with this first repeat, a little slower than I thought it would be.

2-2:13 picked it up

3-2:14 not feeling very good, but tried to make myself feel better by telling myself I was half way done.

4-2:12 This one felt the best out of all the repeats and I was tempted to stop after this, which would have left me feeling satisfied and happy at the moment, but probably guilty later on

5-2:15 I didn't look at my watch much on this repeat, but I figured I would be right at 2:15 and I was.

Gave myself a little extra rest and started coughing a lot, but didn't throw-up, almost but no good stories to share

6- 2:12 Good solid repeat to finish with and now very happy to be done.

Did an easy two mile jog home. A half mile into my cool down I ran into my wife, so that was nice she came out to jog home with me. She ran two miles this morning and another 1.5 tonight.

I'm almost tempted to just set up a blog for her. She has been running quite a bit more lately which is good.

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Comments
From James on Tue, Mar 18, 2008 at 21:58:52

Do it! My wife Allison needs a blog herself.

From Mike Warren on Tue, Mar 18, 2008 at 23:33:39

Dustin, great workout! Hey, thanks for your comments your one cool dude! I will keep blogging and trust me, I will be back!

From Chad on Wed, Mar 19, 2008 at 10:51:27

Nice workout, Dustin. Hills make you strong.

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Basketball this morning.

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Comments
From Mike Warren on Wed, Mar 19, 2008 at 08:55:32

How many Dunks?

From Wildbull on Wed, Mar 19, 2008 at 09:30:49

Dude: his blog should read "life Below the Rim!"

From Dustin on Wed, Mar 19, 2008 at 09:40:50

Like a shirt I read the other day. I'll learn to dunk when it is worth 3 points!

Actually my motto is life is hard, play short!

Mike, I got my hoop put together Saturday it took most of the afternoon, but it has already seen a lot of use.

From Ally Holt on Wed, Mar 19, 2008 at 16:55:49

we have had our stroller for about 5 years. I got it fro Dave for xmas a long time ago. I don't know what kind it is, but the straps are broken! Those things are hard to push!

From Mike Warren on Wed, Mar 19, 2008 at 17:25:10

Dustin, did you get a sweet deal on it? Sounds fun!!

From wildbull on Thu, Mar 20, 2008 at 12:05:43

we are running at 6 instead of 5. is that bettter for you?

From wildbull on Thu, Mar 20, 2008 at 12:11:33

thought a teacher would appreciate this: A schoolteacher asked her primary six class to construct sentences with the words: defeat, detail, defense.

There was a pause before a pupil raised his hand and said he could make a sentence with them; "The cow jumped over defense and detail went over defeat."

From Sunny on Thu, Mar 20, 2008 at 12:27:41

I might be up to going out with you tonight after scouts if you don't go in between dropping them off and picking them up.

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Big zero today. Things were a bit too busy, and by the time I finally got home and really had no desire to run. I know that is not the right kind of attitude, but I plan to hit it hard tomorrow and Saturday. I probably won't hit 60 miles for the week now, but hopefully I'll be around 55.

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Good morning of basketball, lots of running. Planning on doing a tempo run this afternoon. Hopefully a total of 10-12 miles. Didn't do the tempo run, instead did a 10.5 mile loop up along 600 North Trail to the golf course, then back on the Highway to Hurricane, past the park then home. Time 1:23:35 Average pace was 7:57, legs were sore, especially calves. Might do a couple more miles tonight with Sunny.

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Comments
From Wildbull on Fri, Mar 21, 2008 at 09:25:13

Good morning Dustin! I had the same problem yesterday. Did not have any time! but i got in 6 anyway.

Unless commitment is made, there are only promises and hope, but no plans. - Peter Drucker

you rock! How is that swimming pool looking?

From Mike Warren on Fri, Mar 21, 2008 at 10:04:19

Bill, I will have my pool fired up soon. Well have to get a blog BBQ and swim party going! But, Bull I also have a no speedo policy, don't even think about it. Dustin, good job on the running. You will be lookin good for Ogden!

From Wildbull on Fri, Mar 21, 2008 at 12:34:40

good luck with that 10 mile run tonight. I think i will try the same! what pace should i go for. what do you suggest. should i mix it up one fast one slow?

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Not a very good run for me. I was feeling pretty sore and tired from the beginning, struggled the first 5.7 miles on the warm-up and jogged .3 over to the start of the trail then attempted a tempo run on the second lap. I felt my legs cramping up and backed off the pace a little 2 miles into the tempo. I ended the 5 miles with a 6:30 average, so quite a bit slower than I would have liked. I was hoping to be closer to 6:15, but oh well. Sometimes you have to listen to the body. I think I've been under too much stress this week and I'm feeling a little run down. Did another 3.7 miles easy, and I mean very easy and pretty slow.

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From Mike Warren on Sat, Mar 22, 2008 at 14:42:35

Good run D! Your keeping your miles up, that awesome. Sounds like a good little course. Have you decided on the pool yet?

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Basketball this morning. Body still feeling sore and tired from Friday and Saturday for some reason.

Good workout tonight. I was just going to do an easy 2 miles up and 2 miles back down the La Verkin Twist. But then decided to push it a little and do 3 miles up to the Gun Club and 3 miles back down the Twist. Basically had four goals

1. Don't get hit by a car- I need to get a light or reflective vest, especially for this stretch of road.

2. Don't lose my dinner (I ate a chicken fajita, waited 15 minutes then started my workout) I didn't have time to sit around, still on the tight schedule with teaching the Dr. Ed class.

2. Run the first three uphill under 24:00 anything in the 7 minute average range would be good

3. On the way back try as hard as I can to run under 18:00

Anyway, I'm glad to say I accomplished all 4 goals. Especially glad number one worked out.

1-7:26 Not to hilly running up 300 West

2-7:55 Had to step off the road a few times, dodging cars.

3-8:02 Good effort up the steepest part of the run.

23:23

Turn around reset watch

1-5:42 Nice downhill, feeling pretty good

2-5:49 Starting to worry a little about my dinner right now

3-5:45 This mile was pretty flat so I was happy with the time, but still very concerned about losing my dinner.

17:17- 5:45 average

Got home and talked Sunny in doing a few easy cool down miles. We were going to only do 2, but we ran into some ladies from our ward so we extended our run with them and ended up running 3.

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From Superfly on Mon, Mar 24, 2008 at 09:34:52

Hang in there Dustin and work through the soreness. You'll have to get signed up for Ogden. We are going up on the Thursday before so if you need me to I could grab you number and stuff.

From Wildbull on Tue, Mar 25, 2008 at 09:20:25

Dustin good job with keeping that dinner. Also great time that last 3 miles. WOW.

From Mike Warren on Tue, Mar 25, 2008 at 10:25:22

AWESOME!! Good to see you keeping the miles up.

From dave holt on Tue, Mar 25, 2008 at 11:50:46

Nice job, it is always nice to accomplish the goals for the run!

From Superfly on Tue, Mar 25, 2008 at 12:48:27

Looks like a good workout. Way to start off the week.

From ryan on Tue, Mar 25, 2008 at 20:06:40

i have to waite 3-4 hours after dinner to run and even then i have stomach issues. good job on the run your more dedicated than i am. you'll see good results.

Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesCrosstraining milesTotal Miles
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Very busy night. I didn't think I was going to get a run in. I wasn't able to leave the house until 9 pm, but managed to get in 4 easy miles. Sunny and I tied each other today on the number of miles ran. The rest of the week won't be quite as busy.

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Difficult morning.  I was playing basketball this morning and I was going up for a rebound and felt a pop and immediate pain in my left calf muscle.  I'm worried I tore a muscle or did some damage, it was very painful trying to walk to my car and I've been in slow gear all morning now.  I know the comments that will be coming, because I've already got them from my wife.  "You shouldn't be playing basketball."  Anyway, hopefully this is nothing to major.  Bill I know you had some calf issues, what were the symptoms and remedies?

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From Mike Warren on Wed, Mar 26, 2008 at 09:07:11

And I bet it was Church Ball! Between You, Me and Bill, we could be Snap, Crackle and Pop! Get that sucker better, I was looking forward to you torching Ogden!!

From wildbull on Wed, Mar 26, 2008 at 09:36:30

I had a very similar experience one time running behind Steve in the desert! I felt a pop in the calf. I would recommend you ice it. Then call April to work it out! I used a compression wrap on it for a week. (ACE Bandage) to stablelize it. If you over stretch it you will just aggravate the injury. I would do some calf stretches several times a day

From Wildbull on Wed, Mar 26, 2008 at 09:41:33

Symptoms. Felt like my calf muscle rolled up on me. Had a sharp pain. injury takes a couple of weeks to heal. but you can run on it as long as you use a compression wrap.

From WILDBULL on Wed, Mar 26, 2008 at 10:49:34

A GOOD LINK

http://www.thestretchinghandbook.com/archives/sports-injuries-pt2.php

From Little Bad Legs on Wed, Mar 26, 2008 at 10:53:48

Bummer!!! Get some ice on that thing and hopefully it's nothing serious.

From Steve Hooper on Wed, Mar 26, 2008 at 13:36:44

Dustin - Call her ASAP. ICE, ICE, ICE.

Here's April Larsen phone number.

773-7297

From Sasha Pachev on Thu, Mar 27, 2008 at 12:11:02

Well, the remedy, of course, is no basketball for a while. Good thing about non-running external impact injuries is that they usually heel very fast.

From Jon on Thu, Mar 27, 2008 at 12:39:41

Pops are never good. Hope you get this worked out soon.

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Calf muscle feels quite a bit better today.  I was pretty worried yesterday, but spent most of the day icing and just resting.  I put on quite a bit of wintercrest last night and I can at least walk around a little better today.  However, I still think it will be a while before I resume any running.

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From WILDBULL on Thu, Mar 27, 2008 at 09:33:01

Hi Dustin. Keep the compression wrap on it! Take some ibprofen. Ice it for another day when you can.

From Superfly on Thu, Mar 27, 2008 at 10:14:44

Hope your calf feels better quick. You'll have to let that basketball stuff go...

From Dustin on Thu, Mar 27, 2008 at 10:27:15

I know about the basketball stuff that is what my dad said. I guess I really should back off when I'm getting ready for a marathon. It is just too bad I don't enjoy running as much as I enjoy basketball.

From wildbull on Thu, Mar 27, 2008 at 10:48:23

Why is a short guy like you going for a rebound anyway! your a pure shooter type of guy!

From Sunny on Thu, Mar 27, 2008 at 11:42:30

Great to hear that your leg is feeling better. You better stay off it still. Your truck passed inspection! have a great day! Love you!

From Dustin on Thu, Mar 27, 2008 at 12:05:55

Bill actually, I was going up for a lay-up, which is very rare. Usually, I play no defense and just hang out on the three point line.

I hope to be back to running by the first of the week. I need to keep training and get ready for Ogden. I really need to get in some longer runs. I feel like I've been able to do quite a few quality workouts, just need to work more on the endurance right now.

From Wildbull on Thu, Mar 27, 2008 at 12:06:18

I love you to Dustin! take care of that leg!

From wildbull on Thu, Mar 27, 2008 at 15:42:23

Dustin I suspect you have either a grade one or grade two strain! if it is a grade one! 2 weeks before it completly heals. grade two. 4 to 6 weeks! hopefully you will be able to run with compression wrap with in a week.

From Mike Warren on Thu, Mar 27, 2008 at 23:19:56

Wintercrest! now were talkin! Steve says it will heal anything. Maybe, I should try it on the tumor. Bull, very nice of you to share the love!

From Dustin on Fri, Mar 28, 2008 at 08:41:25

Yes, I been wearing the Wintercrest everywhere. I had some on in school yesterday and all the kids were like, man what is that smell and I just played dumb like what are you guys talking about, I don't smell a thing. It was pretty funny.

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Leg feeling a little better today.  It is still going to be awhile before any running.

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From wildbull on Fri, Mar 28, 2008 at 10:31:33

After 72 hours apply heat! and keep the compression wrap on except at night.

From wildbull on Fri, Mar 28, 2008 at 10:32:06

Heating pad works great!

From Dustin on Fri, Mar 28, 2008 at 10:38:18

Yeah I've been using some heat already. I'm just trying to decide if this is going to set me back enough, that I shouldn't do Ogden? I've thought some about the Teton Dam marathon in Rexburg in June, but I don't think it would be as fast or as competitive as Ogden.

From wildbull on Fri, Mar 28, 2008 at 10:40:51

what about the deseret News in july?

From Dustin on Fri, Mar 28, 2008 at 10:44:34

Yeah I've thought about that also. I guess that would give me a few more months to build a base, even though I really wanted to do a spring marathon. I guess running Desert News would still give you a few months to recover and be ready for St. George.

From Wildbull on Fri, Mar 28, 2008 at 10:50:37

I really don't think this will take more then two weeks to heal. you will be running with your wife again by next thursday!

From ryan on Fri, Mar 28, 2008 at 21:31:18

sorry to here about the injury/setback.hopefully you'll be able to resume training soon, but until then just look at it as a nice rest and recovery period. as you can see i am in a rest period myself as i haven't been able to get manyruns in. too busy with work and family.

Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesCrosstraining milesTotal Miles
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Still resting the calf muscle. Went over to the running store this afternoon. Sunny bought some shorts and we ordered a baby jogger. I'm thinking more and more about doing the Deseret News Marathon now instead of Ogden. Sounds like Steve, Clyde and Bill are thinking of doing this marathon, so it might be fun to train for this together. My training has been decent recently, and I think after I get over this minor calf strain I will be ready to increase my mileage some in April, May and June and could really focus on a fast marathon in July. I will be out in Wisconsin for one week in June, and a second week I will be in Salt Lake all week, but should have plenty of time to train. The only week that really looks in question would be July 7-12 when I have scout camp, but I guess that would be a like two weeks before the marathon, so I would maybe be doing a mini taper anyway. Anybody have experience running Deseret News as compared to other marathons?

Just went out and tried to run 2 miles easy. I managed to walk/jog the first mile, but pretty much resorted to walking the second mile home. I wanted to test the calf and how much pain I felt and could stand. I was still favoring it quite a bit and it was throwing off my stride so I still need to take it real easy.

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From Wildbull on Mon, Mar 31, 2008 at 10:15:20

Good job getting out running Dustin. I think you might be pushing it a little too soon. Thursday would be better. try the elip machine!

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Didn't run today, still resting the calf.

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From Wildbull on Tue, Apr 01, 2008 at 10:38:34

your not going beat the banker this year are you? you going to run the run 4 kids! April 12th

From Dustin on Tue, Apr 01, 2008 at 11:33:18

Is beat the banker this Saturday? What are your plans? I think I'm pretty close to being able to start running again. I might take another day or two off. Still a little tender

From Wildbull on Tue, Apr 01, 2008 at 15:35:49

it is this saturday! Not sure i want to do it. if we did do it i would need to do a long run after words! I would not recomend this race. short and fast. you need to take it easy

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Tested the calf on an easy two mile run over to the Bridge and back. First mile over 8:50 second mile back 8:30. Nice and easy, still some soreness.

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From Sunny on Wed, Apr 02, 2008 at 11:16:50

You did good Honey! How is your calf feeling today now?

From Wildbull on Wed, Apr 02, 2008 at 14:35:25

good job Dustin. just take it nice and easy!

Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesCrosstraining milesTotal Miles
3.100.000.000.000.003.10

Did a loop which I will call the La Verkin 5K loop. This is a route I do quite often and well it pretty much loops around the perimeter of our little town. I ran over past Beecher's, up to 100 East, then past Farmer's and back on 300 West. Again today I ran real easy, as my calf is still tender, but I was able to run further and a bit faster than last night. Total time 24:13 for a 7:49 average

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From Little Bad Legs on Wed, Apr 02, 2008 at 21:51:23

Good to see you running again. Looks like the injury could have been much worse.

From WILDBULL on Thu, Apr 03, 2008 at 09:41:12

Tender for sure. But before you know it you will soon forget about it. 7:49 pace is great for a Ball player!

are you coming over tonight with the club?

From Dustin on Thu, Apr 03, 2008 at 11:28:17

I'm not going to be at the club run tonight. I still don't feel that speedy, but should be ready for a run on Saturday. If anybody is going to be around.

From dave holt on Thu, Apr 03, 2008 at 11:56:53

Feeling a little better?

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Club run 6.8 mile loop out on Snow Canyon Parkway to the ball fields, then over to Lava Flow and back on Sunset. Took it easy the first two miles warming up the calf, then worked to hang with Hooper, Olsen, and Rich. Once on Sunset I slowed down a bit. But overall, a pretty good run considering my calf injury. It happened just over a week ago, and seems to be getting better, but still tender and so I'm trying to be cautious. Average was 7:33 pace.

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From Wildbull on Fri, Apr 04, 2008 at 10:05:02

great run Dustin. 7:33 pace was perfect. soon you will be rocking my world again.

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I've had a headache all day and I really struggled even running 4 miles this afternoon.  My calf seemed to be hurting more than yesterday, so I took it real easy.  I ran up to the ball field and back.

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From Wildbull on Sat, Apr 05, 2008 at 14:31:42

Dustin wear the Ace bandage when you run. Remember wrap from top down. you got 4 more then me. My allergies were so bad i decided not to run at all friday.

From Sunny on Mon, Apr 07, 2008 at 12:21:22

No idea where you hide your things! I don't know what to do with my knee I guess just rest and ice it more and have patience.

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Didn't run again today, still a lot of soreness in my calf, did massage it pretty good tonight.  We bought a used jogging stroller tonight over in St. George, so hopefully it will work for Sunny and she can get in some miles outside, rather than on the dreadmill.

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From Wildbull on Tue, Apr 08, 2008 at 13:27:38

smart to rest my friend. just don't get any fatter!

From Sunny on Tue, Apr 08, 2008 at 16:36:33

Yes we did run home from school. It was kind of a jog though so he could keep up and my knee could stand it.

From wheakory on Tue, Apr 08, 2008 at 17:51:14

I hope your calf heals soon. Your speed was taking off before this issue. But you'll be back where you were in no time.

How's the weather there?

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Did my La Verkin 5K route in 22:09 which was a 7:09 average. Last week I ran it in 24:13 for a 7:49 average. Calf muscle is still tender and limiting my training. Did 1 mile cool down easy.

Nimbus-108 these shoes are still giving me blisters occasionally

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From Sunny on Wed, Apr 09, 2008 at 12:41:57

Yeah, I think I am getting addicted(never thought I would say that). I want to go run I wish my knee would let me. I was only planning to run 1 this morning but I kept going for some odd reason. Oh well!

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Busy day and evening. I was able to do a nice 6 mile loop over to Hurricane, past the Chevron then south to 400 South and back home. Average pace was 7:29 not bad considering the calf still hurting and the very strong headwind for 3 miles, plus the hill going into Hurricane and then the hill coming back. I really felt like I was leaning forward to battle the wind, almost felt like I was Jose.

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From wildbull on Thu, Apr 10, 2008 at 10:51:17

Go Jose! The wind about tripped me yesterday. It is super to see you out and running. Be patient and come back slow. 7:29 pace is great. even a little fast!

running tonight?

From Dustin on Thu, Apr 10, 2008 at 11:05:48

I don't know if I'll be running tonight or not. I've been a little sore this morning.

From dave holt on Thu, Apr 10, 2008 at 11:43:26

The best thing for that is a nice easy run!

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Shortest mileage I've ever recorded. I jogged a half mile over to watch Jansen's soccer game at La Verkin Elementary.  The entire way over my calf was really hurting, so when the game was over I scrapped the rest of my run and just came home plopped down on the couch and watched the Jazz game.  Sunny tried to workout some of the knots in my calf, but I think it might be time to call April.

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From dave holt on Fri, Apr 11, 2008 at 09:45:09

I just caught the highlights (lowlights) of the game, but that was a bummer.

From Sunny on Fri, Apr 11, 2008 at 12:01:41

Way to go honey a record run! Your doing great! Did my leg rub help any? Probably not!

From Kim on Fri, Apr 11, 2008 at 12:15:47

Can you believe that ending? Such a huge high and then slapped down to the lowest low! Still, ya gotta love that Jazz!

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I went over and watched the run for kids race this morning. I jogged down to the 2 mile marker and cheered people on there, then ran over to the highway and finished the last two miles uphill with the wildbull. 5.6 miles of running, calf still felt tight but I managed. Sunny is wanting to go out this afternoon and do the La Verkin 5K loop, so I'll probably go with her and try pushing Jarren in the stroller.

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From Mike Warren on Sat, Apr 12, 2008 at 18:19:38

Hey, how's it going? That stinkin calf! Injuries really are crap! You might have to go bike riding with me.

From wildbull on Sat, Apr 12, 2008 at 22:54:41

Dustin thank you for helping me up that hill. I ran out of gas! you helped me keep going . thanks

From Sunny on Mon, Apr 14, 2008 at 13:14:59

I would like to still go try and do that La Verkin 5K loop sometime this week just to see how I do at it.

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Terrible run today. Hot, windy, and stomach issues. I ran 3 miles out to the Toquerville Cemetery and then 3 miles back home. Going out I felt ok, but coming back it turned more into a walk session between the calf problems and the stomach issues I was wondering what I was even doing out there

Cumulus-410

I did have the shirt off, so I guess I worked on the tan if nothing else

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From Superfly on Mon, Apr 14, 2008 at 22:21:58

It was hot today. I was out in Sky Mt. all day and got fried.

Good job getting out and working on the tan is good too. Keep working through it and you'll start to feel better soon.

From ryan on Mon, Apr 14, 2008 at 22:36:45

we also had wind up in cedar just not the heat like down south. good job getting out. hope you start feeling better. it is a bummer to not be able to train at the level you would like to.

From wildbull on Tue, Apr 15, 2008 at 10:18:57

Just hang in there! I think your ready for April give her a call! I am going to need to gt up in the morning for now on. it is getting to hot in the day again.

From dave holt on Tue, Apr 15, 2008 at 13:10:21

Ohh Yea.... thanks for the image!

From Dustin on Tue, Apr 15, 2008 at 13:53:41

When I was coaching high school, the kids would call me "Little Buddha" when the shirt came off.

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Much better run today. Funny I ran 6 miles again today but was 20 minutes faster than yesterday. I ran up past the substation out on 600 North trail then turned off and did .5 mile in the reserve. Going out was battling the wind, but coming back was nice. Overall average was 7:30 with the last two miles being 6:47 and 6:45

Nimbus- 114 I still really dislike these shoes.

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From Wildbull on Wed, Apr 16, 2008 at 10:21:49

I guess i will not buy another pair of Nimbus! somking those last two miles. looks like the running budda is comming back!

From Wildbull on Wed, Apr 16, 2008 at 15:56:22

she had to reschedule for tomorrow! meeting her 10:30 tommorrow!

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Should have ran tonight, but didn't instead watched the Jazz game.

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Rode my bike to work this morning. Planning on doing some miles after work. Ran 6 miles out to Toquerville. Average 7:49 mostly uphill and into the wind. I met up with my parents who were coming into town from Colorado so I hitched a ride home.

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From wildbull on Thu, Apr 17, 2008 at 11:07:05

not coming to the club tonight!

From steve hooper on Thu, Apr 17, 2008 at 12:55:20

Hey - are you planning on coming to club tonight @ 6pm?

From Cheston on Thu, Apr 17, 2008 at 13:46:41

Dang those Jazz. I gave them some of the best years of my life. All I ask is one championship!!

Good to see your still at it. Keep up the good work.

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Did my La Verkin 5K loop with Sunny this morning. She did a good job, for feeling sick. When we finished I jogged over to the elementary school.

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From Karl on Fri, Apr 18, 2008 at 12:36:26

The Devil's hole run goes out on a dirt trail west of Toquerville to some sandstone rocks. If you know McCombs you can ask them. They know a lot of runs out there.

From Wildbull on Fri, Apr 18, 2008 at 12:50:06

good job Dustin!

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Just some cross training in Vegas, not much time.

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Finally a half way decent day of running. I spent much of the weekend on the road traveling. I got back this afternoon from a conference in Salt Lake and went out and did a 7 mile run over to Hurricane and back 54:00 for a 7:42 average. I've been feeling a little sick with allergies or something. Anyway stuffed up nose still bothering on the run, the calf is starting to feel a little better probably 80%, so hopefully I can get back to some more serious training. I've gained a few extra pounds and feel a little out of shape. I got home from the first run and watched the first half of the Jazz game, then went and did 2 easy miles with Sunny and Jarren in the stroller during half time up to the fire hydrant and back.

Nimbus-124.5

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From wildbull on Tue, Apr 22, 2008 at 11:33:23

terriffic! great job Dustin. Think you will be ready for the Hurricane Half? See you thursday!

From Superfly on Tue, Apr 22, 2008 at 21:32:09

Good job Dustin. Hopefully your body is ready to get things going and you can start getting some good training in.

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Good run this afternoon, even though it was pretty warm when I started at 3:30. I think it was close to 80.

Anyway Sunny drove me out to Anderson Junction and I did a two mile warm-up (average 7:26) then I decided I would try a 4 mile tempo run, just to see how much fitness I've lost since being slowed down with this calf injury the last month.

The last time I did this workout was on Feb 2, and my splits went

1-6:15

2-6:24

3-6:16

4-5:53

24:50 overall with a 6:13 average

Today I was pretty happy with my splits considering the heat, coming off an injury, and dealing with a headwind

1-5:53

2-6:10 was ready to stop here, but figured I could go one more mile

3- 6:23 actually felt better right at the end so decided to finish and do one more mile

4-5:55

24:22 overall 6:06 average

Two miles easy home.

Overall good workout and nice to see where I'm at. I still have a long way to go. I wish I could have avoided the calf injury and been in better shape and preparing for the Ogden Marathon, however I think I will just have to focus on the Deseret News Marathon.

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Hooray I woke up this morning and actually got up and did a morning run. Actually I was still sleeping through the first two miles. I woke up when I got close to the stake center when I realized I needed to make a pit stop. I find it ironic that I felt tempted to not enter the stake center. You see this is the time and place where people would be playing basketball, which I'm supposed to be avoiding. Anyway, after I finished up in the bathroom I poked my head in the gym and of course they had just finished a game and were playing 4 on 5, so I had to stay and play one game. Played to 22 and I scored 7 pts, not bad considering the 4 week layoff. Anyway after one game, a guy had to leave so I thought it would be a good time for me to take off also. Ran one more easy mile home.

Cumulus-415

Tonight I paced Sunny on our La Verkin 5K loop, she improved her time and ran 29:00 flat exact, but she can give you the details. I just ran along side pushing Jarren in the stroller. Both last night and tonight he has fallen asleep while in the stroller, so apparently he doesn't mind going for the run. After we got home, I went by myself and ran another 2 miles up past the bridge and back.

Nimbus- 129.5- Not as much blister problems tonight.

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From wildbull on Wed, Apr 23, 2008 at 10:31:12

you bad boy! good job getting out! very glad to see you feeling better

From wildbull on Wed, Apr 23, 2008 at 14:56:04

Dustin, I just need to stay injury free this summer! Listen to my body and ignore my breathing when the pace picks up!

Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesCrosstraining milesTotal Miles
9.000.000.000.000.009.00

2 miles with Steve before running club.  Then real easy 7 miles with the running club.  Bill and Aaron took off, but Steve and I hang back with a new guy Dale, who was running a slower pace.  After 3 miles Steve started a tempo run and I continued on with Dale.  Overall the pace was slower than I wanted to go, but it was still nice meeting someone new and running with them.

Cumulus- 9 I got a new pair of Cumulus, so I guess I can retire my old red ones.  I've really liked this shoe, the last pair I got 415 miles and could probably go a little more if needed.

Did a good job watching my diet today

Breakfast: Oatmeal

Lunch- Burrito, Gatorade

Snack- Banana, Bottle of Water

Dinner- Chicken and Rice

Snack- Nachos during the Jazz game.
 

Weight: 0.00
Comments
From Steve Hooper on Fri, Apr 25, 2008 at 10:05:38

Good run yesterday. That was nice of you guys to run with Dale. Hopefully we start having a few more guys show. He seems like a great guy - hopefully he keep coming.

See you Sat!

From wildbull on Fri, Apr 25, 2008 at 11:27:17

Great job Dustin. your coming back very well. But basketball? get a hammer out!

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Went and played basketball this morning, took it pretty easy.

Weight: 0.00
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From Sunny on Fri, Apr 25, 2008 at 12:18:34

UH NO! That music is horrible to run to and I tired listened to it again today!

From Sunny on Fri, Apr 25, 2008 at 12:21:03

Oh BTW you are just asking for it going and playing BBall!

From Dustin on Fri, Apr 25, 2008 at 13:02:53

Thanks for the support and Dave Matthews Band is great music for a nice easy run.

From Steve Hooper on Fri, Apr 25, 2008 at 13:23:00

Group Run 15- 20 from the store at 6am Sat.

Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesCrosstraining milesTotal Miles
20.000.000.000.000.0020.00

Longest run I've done since before the St. George Marathon last fall. Steve, Bill, Ken and Sasha did a loop out on Snow Canyon Parkway, through Ivins and Kayenta, then back on the highway through Santa Clara. I was a little concerned in the beginning as Bill kept pushing the pace. I was really hoping for a slower, easier pace but I managed to stay with the group for most of the run. I did the first 16 1:54:13 for a 7:08 average. The last two miles I took it really easy, as I was beginning to cramp up a little bit. I think my body was wondering what was going on, since I hadn't run that far in quite some time.

1-7:45

2-7:00

3-6:57

4-7:11

5-6:58

6-6:48

7-7:23- Had a little hill climb here and part of mile 8 as I remember

8-7:30

9-7:06

10-6:45

11-6:36

12-6:59

13-6:51

14-6:40

15-7:37 Hard to get going again after stopping for water

16-7:57

Last two miles up Sunset very slow and easy.

Overall pretty pleased I made myself come over and run with the club and I forced myself to go as far as I did.

I only need 2 more miles today for me to meet my goal of 60 for the week. Which I'm feeling good about considering where my training has been the last few weeks with the calf injury.

Cumulus-27 Really liking these shoes so far

Went out and did another easy 2 miles (bridge and back), legs and hips pretty sore from the run this morning.

Nimbus-131.5

Weight: 0.00
Comments
From Little Bad Legs on Sat, Apr 26, 2008 at 20:03:19

Impressive week after taking some time off. Are you running the Hurricane Half?

From Dustin on Sat, Apr 26, 2008 at 20:44:31

I'm signed up for the Half don't know how it will go. Just trying to come back from an injury.

From ryan on Sat, Apr 26, 2008 at 21:34:11

good job "easing" back in to running. 60 miles this week!!!! if you can run 18 and then still go after 2 more just to hit a nice round even number then you should be ready to roll next week at the half. i have felt like i have been full throttle with my running lately at 40 miles a week. you'll do fine.

From Steve Hooper on Sat, Apr 26, 2008 at 22:27:29

Great Run Today! I think starting to run these 20's now and throughout the summer will only help our marathon. Good job with the week!

From Mike Warren on Mon, Apr 28, 2008 at 02:44:42

Great job Dustin! Good to see you hitting some long runs again.

Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesCrosstraining milesTotal Miles
6.000.000.000.005.0011.00

Basketball this morning. 6 mile easy run tonight, calf felt a little tight and hips are back to bothering me. I think it might be the extra weight I'm carrying in all the wrong places. Anyway the run tonight was decent, just wanted to take it easy and race the 8 minute guy. I ended up beating him by 11 seconds for a 7:49 average. Ran over to Hurricane and back.

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From Sunny on Mon, Apr 28, 2008 at 12:09:37

You better be careful! I would hate to have to run the race on Sat by myself! Well wait I probably will anyway. Glad your having fun at bball again!

From wildbull on Mon, Apr 28, 2008 at 12:51:03

I concure with your woman. you better be carefull!

From Dustin on Mon, Apr 28, 2008 at 12:53:01

I know I try my hardest to be careful. Probably once school is out I will start running more in the mornings and then again in the evening. I really think it would be nice if we could get a pool figured out, that would give us another way to exercise during the heat of the day.

From Runnman on Mon, Apr 28, 2008 at 23:07:11

Hey great run on sat. Thanks for the motivation. I wish I could run with all of you more often. I look forward to all of us having a great St. George Marathon this year.

From wheakory on Mon, Apr 28, 2008 at 23:31:18

Not that you would really want to do this because I know its your passion, but have you considered not playing basketball for a while and just try to run. I know that when I was playing racquetball and running I kept getting sore until I completely quick playing racquetball two years ago. Even though it was hard to give up racquetball I wanted to become a better runner and it solved my issues.

But there's more things enjoyable in life than running.

From Dustin on Tue, Apr 29, 2008 at 09:52:59

Well said Kory, I really should give up the bball. I just wish I could get as excited about getting up in the morning to run as I do to go and play basketball.

From wheakory on Tue, Apr 29, 2008 at 12:47:49

I heard ya. I get excited when I shoot the basketball around. I bought a really nice spring action, fiberglass backboard basketball hoop for our kids in our back yard. I love playing, and it excites me more than running does. I think with running sometimes it can become a chore to use and we just have days/weeks where we don't really want to do it.

Just hang in there, and do what you feel that makes you happy that's the important thing.

From Sunny on Tue, Apr 29, 2008 at 14:26:34

Good Luck on the treadmill tonight! It was a hot one today for me this morning! I was burning up a lot more than I usually do.

Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesCrosstraining milesTotal Miles
4.500.000.000.000.004.50

Short run in the wind this afternoon. Ran up the La Verkin Twist two miles, then back down and back home on Main Street.

Cumulus-31.5

Weight: 0.00
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesCrosstraining milesTotal Miles
4.500.000.000.000.004.50

Easy 4.5 this morning

Weight: 0.00
Comments
From wildbull on Wed, Apr 30, 2008 at 12:42:07

keep it up Dustin. Running everyday now will get you back. Please do something about the wind!

Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesCrosstraining milesTotal Miles
10.000.000.000.000.0010.00

Another fight with the mattress but I did win and got out of bed and did the standard La Verkin 5K loop, I ran it in reverse. My body felt terrible the entire time, but at least I got up and did a run. This week has been very busy, but hoping to make it to the club run tonight. Yesterday was especially busy and Jarren was sick, I felt bad Sunny wasn't able to get her run in. I know she really wanted to, but she was busy most of the day. She has been doing really good and I'm excited for her 5K race this weekend.

Nimbus-135

Ran with a group from the Running Store down to Worthen park and back. I did a total of 7 miles, two by myself, then 5 with the group. 7:40 average

Stratus-101

Weight: 0.00
Comments
From Wildbull on Thu, May 01, 2008 at 10:31:27

Good job getting out D. The wind was a killer yesterday. It felt like the Mummy was after me! Thanks for not running me over, and using restraint! see you tonight!

Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesCrosstraining milesTotal Miles
7.000.000.000.005.0012.00

Went and played basketball this morning for over an hour. 7 miles run tonight went over to Hurricane, then up onto the 600 North trail and back home. Feeling pretty good, ran one mile in 6:17. Interested to see how I feel tomorrow in the race. Hoping to run as fast as last year.

Cumulus-38

Weight: 0.00
Comments
From wildbull on Fri, May 02, 2008 at 11:51:19

D sorry i missed the club run! got cought up in a project. see you tomorrow!

From Runnman on Fri, May 02, 2008 at 17:14:10

Ya we are timing Hurricane. I'm still trying to figure out how I can run it too.

From Jon on Fri, May 02, 2008 at 18:58:27

I went to Heritage, which hosted the Liberty Bell race. Where did you go?

Race: Hurricane Half Marathon (13.1 Miles) 01:25:35, Place overall: 7, Place in age division: 4
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesCrosstraining milesTotal Miles
1.006.004.003.000.0014.00

Hurricane Half not a great day for me, but before I go into details about my race. Just want to say Congrats first to my wife. She did a great job on her first 5K since high school. Her time was about 4 minutes faster than she was hoping for, so she did awesome. Also it was great to see Steve Hooper have a good race, along with Ryan, Bill and Marcie.

My race didn't go as I had hoped, but I think most of that could be attributed to my lack of training the last few weeks. Before my calf injury I felt like I was getting into decent shape and then that injury set my training back about a month. Anyway, last week was a good week with 60 miles, but it was evident today I still have a long way to go with my training.

However, I don't want to be too hard on myself. I felt great on my run last night, maybe even pushed it too hard. Got home watched the Jazz win, which was great then tried to get to bed. Anyway, we had a pretty short night. Both Jarren and Jansen have been a little sick this week and last night was really difficult with Jarren. Sunny and I both took turns being up with him. Things got worse when I set my alarm to go off at 4:50 pm, instead of am. I still don't know how I woke up at 5:25 and managed to catch the bus. My biggest mistake this morning was grabbing a slimfast shake to drink. Not a good idea for a pre-race breakfast I guess. Anyway, got up to the start late and didn't have much time to warm-up.

The race started off ok, but I probably went out too fast which might have lead me to feeling so terrible later on.

1-6:01

2-5:47

3-5:59

4-6:23

5-6:23-Really start feeling tight and some cramping

6-6:42- Pretty much lost all focus on these next three miles and figured I would just try to enjoy the scenery

7-7:08-walked through the aid station and did some stretching

8-6:42

9-5:44 tried to push it on the downhill, but really not feeling that great

10-6:22

11-7:07-really struggled running through La Verkin

12-7:56- Got chicked here by Erica Schramm, but didn't even care.

13-7:04- Just nice and easy

Overall time was 1:25:35 (6:34 average) which was 5:40 slower than last year.

Even though I didn't run as well as I wanted to or should have I was still happy to be at the finish and listen to other people talk about their races. I've been pretty fortunate the last few years to usually have decent races, but today just wasn't one of those days. So I guess we just move on and continue training and get ready for the next event.

When we got home I tried to take a nap, but ended up spending more time in the bathroom vomiting, so maybe now I'm coming down with the same thing my boys had.

This afternoon has been one of mostly laying around and dealing with stomach issues. I did manage to roto till the garden area an hour ago, but that took about all the strength I had.

Side note my weight has been going down, which is good. I've been right around 145 (I was 155 at Christmas) but would like to get it closer to 135-137 this summer.

Speedstar-77

Weight: 0.00
Comments
From Brent on Sat, May 03, 2008 at 18:59:44

Dustin, nice positive attiude about the race. I know it is all relative, but, it seems like you had a good race considering coming off injury and not feeling well.

Stay Kool, great race year, B of BS Rools out

From MarcieJ on Sat, May 03, 2008 at 19:00:07

Sorry it wasnt the race you wanted but you still did awesome considering the circumstances. Just nice to get another race in and you did some awesome speedwork for the day. It was good to see you and meet your wife. Its always nice to have a face to the name especially considering I know your life story:)

From Tom on Sat, May 03, 2008 at 19:22:43

Dustin not too bad a race I think considering all the setbacks you've had in training. Hopefully the tide has turned now and you'll be in top shape and ready for SGM.

From Jon on Sat, May 03, 2008 at 19:23:06

Way to push through it even though you weren't feeling well. I'm right with you in terms of having missed a month of training due to injury/sickness- looks like we'll both be working our butts off to get ready for WBR.

From Christi on Sat, May 03, 2008 at 21:39:27

Hey Dustin! Good to see you today. I think you rock even though the race didn't go as you wanted (mine didn't either). But still a good day for our fellow bloggies and Sunny was amazing in her 1st 5k! I hope you get feeling better soon & can ward off the stomach bug!

From Lybi on Sat, May 03, 2008 at 21:57:55

Oh man! I think you must be extremely tough to run this well while coming down with the stomach flu. And rototilling too? Holy Dustin! Hope you feel better soon, and that your calf behaves from this point on...

From jtshad on Sun, May 04, 2008 at 09:53:55

Hey, you got it done even with a sickness coming on. This is just one of those races that you use as experience (we can't PR in every race).

Get well and keep the positive attitude into the rest of your training and races.

From ryan on Sun, May 04, 2008 at 11:03:38

hey dustin, keep your head up, you have had some major disruptions in your training. hope you get feeling better.

From Superfly on Sun, May 04, 2008 at 12:22:20

Good job Dustin. Keep working hard and things will workout this summer.

Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesCrosstraining milesTotal Miles
13.000.000.000.000.0013.00

Another rough night as Jarren was up again not feeling good. Got out and did 3 easy miles this morning. Still upset I didn't race very good this past weekend.

Great run for me this evening. I got done with driver's ed and I knew I had a birthday party to be at out in Santa Clara, so I decided to run from Millcreek High School basically out to Snow Canyon High School. I figured the route would be around 9 to 10 miles long and I was right it was exactly 10 miles when I got to Sunny's cousin's house. The first four miles were great running along the river trail. The next 6 were more of a challenge as it was a gradual uphill around Dixie Drive and up through Stonebrook to Santa Clara. Overall average was 7:09 with a few miles here and there under 7 min. Anyway, I felt pretty good on the run and ready to start the week. The weather tonight was pretty nice not too hot, not too cool, cloud cover and just a little headwind to deal with.

Cumulus-48

Weight: 0.00
Comments
From dave holt on Tue, May 06, 2008 at 09:43:44

Glad you could hit a very nice run!

From wildbull on Tue, May 06, 2008 at 11:15:41

good to hear your feeling better! you were not very pretty saturday! you looked down right ugly! Muey Fayo!

From Sunny on Tue, May 06, 2008 at 11:22:59

Yeah, I'd like to go out tonight and run maybe 2 more miles with ya!

From Dustin on Tue, May 06, 2008 at 11:25:24

Thanks, for the nice comments Bill.

Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesCrosstraining milesTotal Miles
9.000.000.000.000.009.00

Good run tonight. I was worried how I was going to fit things in with driver's ed and scouts. However, the scouts are working on cycling merit badge and they had a 10 mile ride planned tonight, so I talked them into letting me just run instead of bike, which I was actually more happy about doing. We went out past Hurricane Intermediate then back to La Verkin. The 4 miles out I did in 29 minutes for a 7:15 average, coming back I ran 28 minutes for a 7:00 average, then did one easy mile around the neighborhood.

Stratus-110

Weight: 0.00
Comments
From jtshad on Wed, May 07, 2008 at 09:21:29

Nice run, good to get a good run under your belt. Keep it up.

Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesCrosstraining milesTotal Miles
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Played basketball this morning, I was pretty tired. Planning some more miles after work, then we are having a birthday party for Jansen, (he is turning six) then I have to get ready for game two of the Lakers/Jazz series.

Not the best run this afternoon. I did 3 miles out and 3 miles back on the 600 North trail. Left calf muscle hurting, and both hips a little sore.

Nimbus-141

Weight: 0.00
Comments
From wildbull on Wed, May 07, 2008 at 11:19:12

I have been tired all week. I think I am still recovering from the half. tell Jansen happy B day for me! I will probably run 10 tonight!

From Kim on Wed, May 07, 2008 at 11:23:25

Tell Jansen Happy Birthday! Our Jansen turns 14 on May 24th.

GOOOOOOOOO JAZZZZZZZZ! We've GOT to take this one!

From wheakory on Wed, May 07, 2008 at 16:52:21

Your definitely getting a workout playing basketball. It will really develop those fast twitch muscles. I played a little bit last night. The Celtics and Cavaliers game was good last night.

From Runnman on Wed, May 07, 2008 at 19:27:58

Looks like you are doing pretty well with your miles. Keep up the good work, and ice that calf.

From wildbull on Thu, May 08, 2008 at 15:58:47

coming out tonight for club run?

Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesCrosstraining milesTotal Miles
7.000.000.000.000.007.00

Ran with Clyde and Aaron, we did the 7 mile loop from the store backwards, I think it was actually easier, expect for the fact I was trying to run with Clyde and Aaron and it was plenty hot out. Barely lost to the 7 minute guy. Decent run, especially considering I wasn't feeling too good. Today was one of the first times, I've actually gotten some car sickness while doing Driver's Education.

Cumulus-56

Weight: 0.00
Comments
From wildbull on Fri, May 09, 2008 at 10:27:41

I was going to be there! But Robin called! I think she did it on purpose! she knows I run with the club on Thursdays! She is messing with my head!

From Dustin on Fri, May 09, 2008 at 10:45:56

Ok Bill, I guess that is a pretty good excuse. I'll forgive you this time.

Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesCrosstraining milesTotal Miles
7.000.000.000.005.0012.00

Good morning of basketball. Planning on some miles this afternoon, before going camping with my boys in Apple Valley this evening.

5 miles down through Confluence Park, then 2 miles to the bridge and back. Warm afternoon, easy run.

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From wildbull on Fri, May 09, 2008 at 10:09:17

Did you get a double double! 14 assists 18 points! You have a great weekend!

Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesCrosstraining milesTotal Miles
9.000.000.000.000.009.00

Got home from camping in time to head over and take my turn running laps around the track for the relay for life. I ran real easy and even walked a few with some other friends. I ended up only doing 6 miles, so I'll try to get out again this evening.

Stratus-123

I needed 3 miles to hit 60 for the week. Original goal was going to be 70, but somethings came up and I didn't feel to good on a couple of my runs this week, so I cut a few short. Anyway, I just went and did the La Verkin 5K loop 21:30. I ran the first mile way too slow 7:44, so then I challenged myself to try to catch the 7 minute guy, without feeling like I was pushing myself too hard. Second mile was 6:45 and the last mile was 6:23. Ended up with a 6:56 average.

Speedstar-80

Weight: 0.00
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesCrosstraining milesTotal Miles
5.000.000.000.004.009.00

Basketball this morning, stiff and sore to start off the week.

1 mile with Jarren in the stroller over to watch Jansen's t-ball practice, got there right when it was getting over.

4 miles tonight on the treadmill while watching the Cavs/Celtics game.

Nimbus-146

Weight: 0.00
Comments
From Wildbull on Mon, May 12, 2008 at 13:54:35

Stiff and Sore from what? watching the Jazz beat LA in your lazy chair? or did you clean and cook yesterday for mothers day! Good job getting up this morning! What is your next plan race?

Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesCrosstraining milesTotal Miles
4.000.000.000.004.008.00

Easy 4 miles up to the elementary school in Hurricane and then back home. Didn't really feel like getting up but was glad once I got going, however the pace was really slow and easy.

Cumulus-60

Weight: 0.00
Comments
From wildbull on Tue, May 13, 2008 at 12:11:34

Running in the morning! awe! what a spiritual experience! great job!

From Sunny on Tue, May 13, 2008 at 12:29:54

Glad to hear you went running! I thought you were going to play Basketball.

From Dustin on Tue, May 13, 2008 at 12:41:48

I don't know if it was that spiritual this morning.

Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesCrosstraining milesTotal Miles
6.000.000.000.004.0010.00

Hour of basketball this morning, planning on doing around 9 miles this afternoon, since I don't have driver's education.

I didn't get in 9 miles, only 6 body feeling stiff and sore. Some pain in the lower left shin, kind of weird. I did explore a new place to run over by the Trails subdivision. I ran up this killer hill, up to a water tank. Between the wind and climbing a hill, I was pretty much wiped out.

Cumulus-66

Weight: 0.00
Comments
From wildbull on Wed, May 14, 2008 at 10:33:01

Good job Ball Boy! Hey are the Jazz going to win tonight?

From Dustin on Wed, May 14, 2008 at 12:23:22

The Jazz have a good chance of winning, if they are going to win one in LA it better be tonight.

From wheakory on Wed, May 14, 2008 at 15:47:17

Did you play basketball in high school?

From Dustin on Wed, May 14, 2008 at 16:07:36

Two years of basketball in high school, then I quit to focus on running and working to get a scholarship. I probably should get back to focusing more on running. Actually, I'm getting excited for school to be out and a little more time to train with summer approaching.

From wheakory on Wed, May 14, 2008 at 16:19:44

I think you need to enjoy whatever it is you want to do. If your focus is on having fun at basketball why not keep doing it. To me I don't want to make running a chore, and at times lately it seems like it has been so I've tried to focus on other things as well. Basketball you work up a sweat and its a great alternative to running.

There's some great games tonight. I enjoyed watching the Spurs get wiped-out last night.

From Dustin on Wed, May 14, 2008 at 17:21:46

Kory,

You are right, some days I feel like running is more of a chore than real enjoyment.

I still really struggle getting out in the mornings. I've always had this problem. In college, I had to always have a teammate come drag me out of bed so I would get my miles in. Funny, usually once I get going I feel good and usually end up having a better day, than if I don't run or play basketball in the mornings.

From Wildbull on Wed, May 14, 2008 at 17:48:24

Dustin,

If I had even 10 percent of your talent as a runner! I would never think running was a chore!

" People are just about as happy as they make up their mind to be" Abraham Lincoln

From Mike Warren on Wed, May 14, 2008 at 20:25:32

And if I had even 1 percent of your talent! Good job, nothing wrong with a little B-Ball. Go JAZZ!!!!!

Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesCrosstraining milesTotal Miles
14.000.000.000.000.0014.00

Frustrating hip pain has returned! Just when I start increasing my miles and feeling like I'm ready to really train, I get these little annoying aches and pains. I guess I shouldn't complain too much many people have it much worse than me in life. In fact stopping and thinking about it I have a great life and it will be even better next week when school is out. The three best things about teaching June, July, and August. Even though it seems our district here keeps starting school earlier and earlier each year.

Anyway, enough rambling ran with Steve, Bill, and Mike tonight. I got done with Driver's Ed early so I did 4 miles around the running store and Sunset Corner, then Steve, Bill, Mike and I took off on the standard loop. Mike ran back to his house, so we extended the loop just a bit to drop him off, it was good seeing him out there again. We then headed down to the golf course. I really wanted to turn back at Sunset, but was encouraged to continue on. I had to stop for a drink and some stretching down at the golf course and again at one of the parks along the bike path. It is really starting to warm up and still very windy. The run wasn't the best, but glad I got in the miles. average pace for the first 4 miles was 7:41, then average for the last 10 miles was 8:12

Stratus-137

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Comments
From Mike Warren on Fri, May 16, 2008 at 00:58:55

Dustin, thanks for the run tonight. It was really cool to run with you guys again. Darn hip pain!! Sorry to hear that! Anyway, good job on your miles today. Looking forward to running with you again.

From wildbull on Fri, May 16, 2008 at 10:17:07

Good job Dustin going the extra miles! The pace is not important. just the time on the road. I am ready to go swimming! yea!

From Jodee on Fri, May 16, 2008 at 11:44:15

Wow I'm impressed! I really need to figure this blog thing out...I ran 6 miles today-that is the longest since like 3 weeks ago. I'm trying to find some trails for us when you guys come out.

From Sunny on Fri, May 16, 2008 at 12:27:15

yes that would be fun to have Jodee join in on our fun! She probably is a lot better than me by far. The run was fun today I really did not know where I was planning to go so I just went all over the town.

Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesCrosstraining milesTotal Miles
3.000.000.000.000.003.00

3 painfully slow miles in the heat.

Nimbus-149

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Didn't make it over to run with Steve and Bill this morning. I guess Steve had to cancel also. Anyway around noon I had to take the explorer over to get new tires put on, so I just decided to get some miles in while waiting. I ended up doing 10 miles from Discount Tires then down to the river trail and back up River Road. The first six miles were good around 7:15 pace. The last 4 were slower around 8:00 pace. It was already getting pretty warm around 90 when I started. Sounds like everybody had a good time running the Ogden Marathon.

Cumulus-76

It is really helping me now that Sunny is getting into running. It makes it that much easier to get out and do some easy miles, when you have somebody to go with and talk to. I was able to get 6 more easy miles in tonight, which helped me reach my weekly goal of at least 60 miles per week. I have set this as my bare minimum for weekly mileage throughout the summer (unless my body or an injury tells me otherwise, I will shoot to run at least 60 miles a week through the summer. The main goal will be to work up to 80-90 miles a week. I've never in my life done more than that, so I'm not sure how the body would respond.

The run tonight was down through the Overlook Subdivision, then up to 100 East. After 3.25 miles I dropped Sunny and Jarren off. He feel asleep again in the stroller while I was pushing him. Then I took off and did another 2.75 over toward Hurricane and back. I about got ran off the road, by our great La Verkin City Police Officer, who was driving about 90 mph to investigate something, of course he didn't have his lights on nor siren, which is really what upset me.

Anyway, glad the week is over. After the run Thursday night and then all day yesterday, my legs were really sore. I did some stretching last night and iced a little bit and seemed to feel a bit better today. However, I still ready for a day of rest.

Nimbus- 155 these shoes are starting to get broke in finally!

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Comments
From Jon on Sat, May 17, 2008 at 23:20:27

60 miles minimum sounds like a great start, and getting up to 80-90 soon will really pay off in terms of faster times later this year. I guarantee it!

From Superfly on Sun, May 18, 2008 at 12:07:45

Good job Dustin. Thats a great run and some solid base. You are doing great and so is Sunny. She is really running well. Good job converting her over.

From Karl on Mon, May 19, 2008 at 02:18:13

Yeah Joe is going to be running with me all summer and you can come run with us whenever you want. We are going to get our cross country team and build up some mileage but Joe and I will probably go on our own a lot. Your welcome to come anytime.

Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesCrosstraining milesTotal Miles
8.000.003.000.000.0011.00

Didn't set the alarm, so didn't have time for a very long run. I was only going to do 2 miles, but just took off and did the La Verkin 5K loop, basically still sleeping.

Stratus-140

Debated about running on the treadmill or outside in the heat. I went ahead had dinner (BBQ sandwich, which we'll talk about later) then waited around for an hour. Decided to head out around 8 and ran over the 600 North trail to the Sky Mountain Golf Course. I wasn't feel too great to start out with and I was a little worried about my dinner. Anyway, by mile 3 I had to stop and lose half of my sandwich. I felt better after I threw-up so I continued on. Half a mile later I had to stop again, this time I lost the rest of the sandwich. Luckily I was close to the golf course, so I got cleaned up, drank some water then started a 3 mile tempo

Sky Mountain Tempo- 18:01 (average 6:00)

1-6:15 running through the neighborhood, a little uphill

2-5:56 starting to feel pretty good, some decent downhill

3- 5:50 some good downhill at the start, then it evens out the last half.

I was pretty pleased with this effort. However, I think I can get this time down to 17:30 or lower with a little work.

My main goal was just to run between 6:15-6:25 pace, so I was quite a bit faster than that.

Did one mile cool-down, then Sunny picked me up at Brentwood Bowling Alley

Cumulus-84

Weight: 0.00
Comments
From wildbull on Mon, May 19, 2008 at 10:46:03

snoring wild! I was the same way this morning. it is Getting so hot! 1 week of school left . yea!!

From Dustin on Mon, May 19, 2008 at 11:31:59

5 days then it is off to Colorado and Wisconsin for 10 days of vacation!

From Wildbull on Tue, May 20, 2008 at 13:33:31

WOW. smoking fast!

From Jon on Tue, May 20, 2008 at 14:17:23

Remind me to not sit next to you, James, or Clyde during WBR...

From Runnman on Tue, May 20, 2008 at 20:26:50

Great job. gotto hate those regurgitated bar b que sandwhiches though. Been there done that. I'm looking for someone to run a 17 with me early friday morning. I'm thinking the Kayenta loop from my house around 5:30-6:00? Let me know.

Ken

Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesCrosstraining milesTotal Miles
5.000.000.000.005.0010.00

5 mile run this afternoon in the heat. I ran over to the library checked out a movie, then ran back home, very hot and windy.

Nimbus-160

16 mile bike ride with the boy scouts. This was challenging as it was similar to running with people of different abilities. We had some scouts that were in great shape, had the right kind of bike and cruised right along, then we had a few in the middle, and then we had a few we had to keep stopping and going back for. However, I was pretty pleased with the effort that the scouts made. I know it was a good workout for me. We rode from La Verkin out to Anderson Junction and back.

Weight: 0.00
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesCrosstraining milesTotal Miles
0.000.000.000.005.005.00

Went and played basketball this morning. I probably won't be going as much during the summer since I'll be trying to get my longer runs and workouts in before it gets too hot. I didn't run tonight came home not feeling the best.  I had a headache and felt pretty dizzy.

Weight: 0.00
Comments
From wildbull on Wed, May 21, 2008 at 11:28:26

Did you shot 50%. when Logan gets down here it is going to be rumble in the jungle time! Clyde, Dave, Ken,Steve,and you! I am going to start running with the girls!

From Adam RW on Thu, May 22, 2008 at 16:39:56

So I guess I’m an activist at heart. I noticed we’ve only had 13 votes but 144 views and there are more of you out there. I know some people don’t use the discussion board of the blog so I’m posting this comment on everyone’s blog that has updated in the last few days or so to bring your attention to both the discussion section and the mileage board. Please read the discussion here (http://fastrunningblog.com/forum/index.php/topic,324.0.html) and then vote here (http://fastrunningblog.com/forum/index.php/topic,348.0.html) if you have an opinion. If you already voted, I am sorry about the “spam.” Thank you!

Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesCrosstraining milesTotal Miles
11.000.000.000.000.0011.00

3 miles before the club run. I ran up state road 18 on the bike trail 1.5, then back down. Did the 7 mile loop with the club. Mainly ran with Mike and Dave. Nice to just chat as the miles went by rather fast and easy. Did one more mile loop with Bill and Aaron once we got back to the store.

Stratus-151

Now the stress of packing and getting ready for a 10 day trip to Colorado then on to Wisconsin. Hopefully everything will be fun and workout once we get going on our trip. It is usually an adventure whenever we travel, with 3 kids (actually 4 if you count me). Sunny is really good at getting everybody organized.

Weight: 0.00
Comments
From Mike Warren on Fri, May 23, 2008 at 09:29:47

Dustin, it was really great to run with you again. Thanks for putting up with my slowness! Enjoy the trip, those kids grow up too fast.

Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesCrosstraining milesTotal Miles
0.000.000.000.006.006.00

Played ball for 1:20 this morning.  Driving to Colorado after work.

Weight: 0.00
Comments
From cody on Fri, May 23, 2008 at 09:51:41

Have a great vacation!

From dave holt on Fri, May 23, 2008 at 09:56:29

Enjoy your trip - be safe!

From Wildbull on Fri, May 23, 2008 at 11:35:11

have a safe trip. Good luch with the 5 k. see you in a couple of weeks. Hopefully not too plump!

Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesCrosstraining milesTotal Miles
3.000.000.000.000.003.00

Only 3 miles so far today, ran on the treadmill at my parents. The weather has been cold and rainy

Stratus-154 

Weight: 0.00
Comments
From Predog on Sun, May 25, 2008 at 19:02:03

Hey, this is Joe or Mr. Furse's son or whatever. Ya, my dad told me about you, and ya we should get together sometime. I heard about the thing in St. George from Holt, so I'm planning on coming over to that at least on thursdays. Is it still at 6 pm? Anyway, I work early in the mornings so evenings are best for me. I also am going to be running with Karl and some of the other XC guys on M W F nights at 7 so ya, but I'm down to go on some runs. My dad has my phone # if you wanna call me sometime.

Race: Boot Scoot 5K (2.8 Miles) 00:19:04, Place overall: 1
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesCrosstraining milesTotal Miles
2.200.002.800.000.005.00

Well, Sunny and I did a little 5K race this morning in Craig. Hardly anyone showed up, no awards, no post race refreshments, the shirt was too big, and we had to run up very steep hills, and the course was way short, but besides those things it was still nice to get a tempo run in.

1- 6:47- took a little bit to get warmed up and used to the elevation

2-7:08 very steep uphill during this mile

.80-5:07

No competition so I just took it easy, when I finished I jogged back half a mile caught up to Sunny and finished with her.

Stratus-159

Weight: 0.00
Comments
From Mike Warren on Mon, May 26, 2008 at 11:42:22

Hey, nice run no matter! Hows the trip going? That sounds like alot of fun, just leave all your worries behind and hit the road. Enjoy yourself, my friend.

From MarcieJ on Mon, May 26, 2008 at 11:58:18

Sounds like a well organized race:) Still its nice to get the miles in, have a fun trip!

From wildbull on Mon, May 26, 2008 at 15:19:23

you won a race out right. your sooooo awesome.

From Superfly on Wed, May 28, 2008 at 19:16:13

"A win is a win" said the famous Steven Hooper.

Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesCrosstraining milesTotal Miles
6.500.000.000.000.006.50

Ran from my parents into town and around for awhile. Nothing to great. Might not get a run in tomorrow as much of the day will be traveling.

Stratus-166.5 

Weight: 0.00
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesCrosstraining milesTotal Miles
7.000.000.000.001.508.50

Did 7 miles this morning around the area where my sister lives here in Wisconsin. My body has been feeling really sore and tight. I think it might be time for a massage again. My hip was bothering me quite a bit on the run. Anyway, we are off to the zoo today, so hope the kids have fun.

Stratus-175

Weight: 0.00
Comments
From ryan on Fri, May 30, 2008 at 01:30:22

did you drive out to wisconsin?

Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesCrosstraining milesTotal Miles
7.000.000.000.003.0010.00

7 mile run this morning. Ran out in 28:30 3.5 miles, then back in 26:00. There was a light rain and I ran through some residential areas again in my sister's small town. Spent the rest of the day walking at Six Flags Great America and a mall, legs and feet very sore.

Stratus-185 

Weight: 0.00
Comments
From dave holt on Sat, May 31, 2008 at 12:13:45

Hope you're enjoying your trip.

From wildbull on Sat, May 31, 2008 at 18:36:15

your not suppose to wear high heals D when walking at six flags. cross dressing is painful!

Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesCrosstraining milesTotal Miles
11.000.000.000.000.0011.00

Last run in Wisconsin. I did 11 miles, found a pretty cool wood-chip trail, then did a few more miles out on the road. I'm ready to get back to La Verkin and back to some of my normal routes, mainly ready to be back to my own bed. The vacation has been fun, but the kids have struggled a little getting along with each other. The plane ride home went ok, but the drive to Craig was a struggle, got in at 3:00 am.

Stratus-196 

Weight: 0.00
Comments
From wildbull on Tue, Jun 03, 2008 at 15:33:39

the warm hot summer has begun. prepare to be fried alive.

Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesCrosstraining milesTotal Miles
2.500.000.000.000.002.50

Busy day working here in Colorado on a house my father is remodeling. I did manage a quick 2.5 miles tonight about 9:30 when we finally got home from working.

It will be nice to head for home tomorrow. The vacation has been nice, but a little long.

Stratus-198.5 

Weight: 0.00
Comments
From Wildbull on Wed, Jun 04, 2008 at 12:51:34

oh don't be in such a hurry. I have been using your place as a hang out since you were gone. it is so messy!

Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesCrosstraining milesTotal Miles
5.000.002.000.000.007.00

Nice to finally be home. I gained 5 pounds on vacation so I'll have some work to do the next few weeks. I'm guessing Chicago Deep Dish Pizza is not on Sasha's approved diet? But the place was great. Anyway after driving for 8 hours today, I was ready for a run tonight. I did 2.5 mile over to Hurricane High to find the track all tore up, looks like they are resurfacing it. I still stuck to my plan and did a 2 mile tempo run. Out in Wisconsin, I really didn't do any workouts at a faster pace, so I just wanted to see how a couple tempo pace miles would feel. Things actually went ok, I ran a two mile tempo in 12:10, so 6:05 pace which felt pretty comfortable. I then did an easy 2.5 miles home.

Cumulus- 91

Was nice to run in a different pair of shoes. I took my Stratus on vacation as my only pair of trainers.

Weight: 0.00
Comments
From dave holt on Thu, Jun 05, 2008 at 10:34:53

Welcome home - running tonight?

Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesCrosstraining milesTotal Miles
11.500.000.000.000.0011.50

La Verkin 5K loop with Sunny and pushing Jarren in the stroller. Will run with the club tonight.

Nimbus-163

Ran 8.5 miles on the Chuckawalla trail. I really struggle with trails, but we had a good group tonight, so it that made it nice. The pace was slow, but much of the run was done on the trail which made things slower.

Cumulus-99.5

Weight: 0.00
Comments
From wildbull on Fri, Jun 06, 2008 at 10:05:14

glad you made it back. Chuchawalla must of been fun.

Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesCrosstraining milesTotal Miles
10.000.000.000.000.0010.00

La Verkin 5k loop with Sunny. We ran a little faster than yesterday. Once again we took Jarren in the stroller. After I dropped them off, I did two more easy miles to the bridge and back.

Nimbus-166

Hope to get in some more miles tonight.

After spending much of the evening at a family BBQ, I was able to get out and do 5 miles. I ran over to Hurricane and back. Out was in 8:26 pace, coming back the pace was 7:40. I really don't know what to expect with the 10K race tomorrow. I'm mainly running it to get in a good speed workout Before my little vacation my training was going pretty good, but I've slacked off a little the last two weeks, so it will probably show tomorrow or maybe not? I guess we'll just have to see.

Stratus-203.5

B- bowl of cereal

L-half a peanut butter/honey sandwich, Sun Chips, a can of pop

D-medium size piece of grilled chicken, salad, danish dessert, homemade rootbeer

Weight: 0.00
Race: Speedster 10K (6.41 Miles) 00:40:23, Place overall: 3, Place in age division: 2
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesCrosstraining milesTotal Miles
11.600.006.400.000.0018.00

Ran the Speedster 10K this morning. I really wasn't that pleased with my race, but I guess it was good to get in some faster miles. Especially since I didn't do much over vacation. I did 1.5 miles warm-up when I got there. I wasn't really feeling that great this morning, but as we lined up at the start I figured I would just go out and see how I felt, no real time goals.

1-5:56 pretty fast as I ended up struggling during the middle miles. Aaron took off pretty fast, he was running the 5K, then Dave Holt, and a guy named David Smith? that just moved here were in second and third.

2-6:15 By this point the race is pretty spread out. James Holt is not too far behind me.

3-6:18 I stopped here at the aid station and got some water, James was a little faster with his water and he went ahead of me, which I was fine with. I really wasn't feeling that great and I thought maybe if I have somebody ahead of me to focus on, I won't notice the pain quite as much.

4-6:34 Pretty slow here, but then again I didn't really feel like I was racing, more of just a relaxed tempo run

5-6:34 Another mile, by this point I had passed James back and just focused on getting water at the aid stations to dump over my head, as the temps were already on the rise.

6-6:14 Felt a little faster here

.4-2:30

Ohana

Overall finish was 3rd and 2nd in age group behind Dave. Steve and the St. George Running Center had some nice awards as usual.

After the race I did a 1.5 mile cool-down with Marcie, Dave, Clyde, Aaron and the new guy.

After the awards, Bill and I did a 5.5 mile loop from the park out around Bloomington, then back on the river trail, stopped at the Dixie Center for water, then back to the park. The wildbull really gave me a hard time for my fat gut and love handles when I took my shirt off. Actually, the wildbull is correct in saying I need to lose some weight in that region. I used to have the nickname when I was coaching of Little Budda, and I still feel like that on some days.

Cumulus-109.5

Anyway, when I got home my weight was 145, but I'm going to try to get down to 135-137 by the marathon. I'm going to try to track my diet a little better, maybe here on the blog. Maybe anybody that spends time reading different blogs can give me some encouragement with my diet.

So far today.

B-bowl of oatmeal, water

L-rice bowl with chicken, glass of fruit punch

D-plate of nachos, glass of rootbeer

Tonight I did the La Verkin 5k loop with Sunny and Jarren. We were a bit slower than yesterday, but still not bad. It has just been nice doing some easy miles with Sunny. I was happy to get out tonight and was able to hit 60 miles this week. Next week I am going to work on hitting 70 miles and hopefully have a good performance at the Summer Games 10K on Friday.


Weight: 0.00
Comments
From superfly on Sat, Jun 07, 2008 at 19:09:09

The diet looks good so far...It will come around- just get the miles in.

From MarcieJ on Sat, Jun 07, 2008 at 19:14:56

Good job today and thanks for running a little with me after. I weighed almost 3 lbs more today than last sat! I need to start tracking my diet too, its amazing how fast it can creep up on ya.

From dave holt on Sat, Jun 07, 2008 at 20:28:18

Good job today, especially coming right off vacation. I think like Clyde said... just keep running and the weight won't be an issue.

From Lybi on Sat, Jun 07, 2008 at 23:44:22

Great job Dustin! You had me laughing with your coaching nickname. Congrats on placing well and running 8.6 easy miles too. Geez, I ran 8.7 easy miles today and I was worthless the whole rest of the day!

From James Holt on Sun, Jun 08, 2008 at 00:15:08

Good run today. Even if you refer to the pace we where running at as "relaxed tempo". Thats race speed for me still.

Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesCrosstraining milesTotal Miles
0.000.000.000.000.000.00

B-orange rolls and bacon

D-some thin crust pizza, bowl of salad, ice cream sundae, can of pop.

Snacks- string cheese, popcorn

Today wasn't the best day of eating.  I usually do pretty bad on the weekend, especially Sunday. 

Weight: 0.00
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesCrosstraining milesTotal Miles
5.000.000.000.005.0010.00

Went and played basketball this morning for over an hour, then I did an easy 2 miles to the fire hydrant and back. Will get in some more miles tonight.

B-bowl of cereal with milk

L-beef taco, black beans, rice, power aid

D-grilled chicken sandwich, cup of chili, power aid

Sunny and I did a loop I'll refer to as the Overlook 5K. Basically left our house, ran down main street, past Farmer's Market, then down through the Overlook Subdivison and back home on 300 West. For some reason we slower than normal. Tomorrow I'm going in for a massage with April. I guess it is the cool thing to do now days. Bill, Marcie, Clyde, and Logan have all gone lately. I'm actually interested to see if she can help me get over some of the hip pain and issues I've been having.

Nimbus-171

Weight: 0.00
Comments
From wildbull on Mon, Jun 09, 2008 at 10:22:08

don't horses eat oats! and babys drink milk!

Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesCrosstraining milesTotal Miles
8.000.000.000.000.008.00

Two easy miles this morning with Sunny and Jarren in the stroller. I didn't get up and run with Marcie and Bill (sorry guys).

Nimbus-173 

This afternoon I had a massage with April. It went good, she worked on my calf which she said was a very deep pull. She also said my hip problems, were probably related to too much stress and everything was just centralizing in my quads and hips. She said there were no major knots, just that I needed to reduce my stress level. She said, she thought some of my problems might be more mental than physical (no I'm not joking)

6 more miles tonight. I did 4 on the treadmill while watching the Lakers/Celtics game, then ran 2 with Sunny and Jarren.

Stratus-209.5

B-bananna

L- pasta, slice of pizza, 1 breadstick, gatorade

D- BBQ sandwich, watermelon, piece of cake and some ice cream (went to a party)

Weight: 0.00
Comments
From Wildbull on Wed, Jun 11, 2008 at 11:25:49

I always thought you were mentally irregular. good job getting out and getting a few miles. going to see April today at 12:00.

Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesCrosstraining milesTotal Miles
18.500.000.000.000.0018.50

Steve Hooper called me earlier today and asked if I felt up to doing a longer run with him from Hurricane over to Washington. I figured since I missed the run with Marcie and Bill earlier in the week, maybe I should give this run a try. We met up at Hurricane High about 7:30 and the run started out really good. We hit some decent miles cruising along state road 9 and even out by Sand Hollow we still were running strong. Both of us struggled a little once we started coming into Washington. Steve had some stomach issues and my hips were bothering me as usual. Still it was a nice long run, something I haven't done in quite some time. The temperature was nice and it was good to visit with Steve and run a route I've never been on before. I'm just a little worried about my legs and hips being ready for the Utah Summer Games 10K on Friday. I'm planning on taking it real easy on Thursday and probably won't be at running club.

Stratus-228

B- 2 orange rolls, glass of passion fruit juice (my favorite)

L- bean burrito, taco, lemonade

D- protein shake after the run, glass of chocolate milk, gatorade

2:00 am an assortment of all kinds of things, I was starving.

Weight earlier this evening was 145 lbs

Weight: 0.00
Comments
From dave holt on Thu, Jun 12, 2008 at 11:25:15

Nice long run. Those are a couple tough hills climbing out of Purgatory up toward Washington.

From Dustin on Thu, Jun 12, 2008 at 14:08:50

Yeah, we actually went the back way and came out on the Washington Dam road, just a little worried now about the race tomorrow. But I think things will be fine.

From dave holt on Thu, Jun 12, 2008 at 14:51:49

Oh... that is nice going through there - avoids the hills at least.

Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesCrosstraining milesTotal Miles
6.000.000.000.000.006.00

Easy 3 mile run with Sunny and Jarren. Went over and talked to Joel Timo for a bit, should be starting on the pool in the next few weeks. Then we ran down Main Street and down to Pah Tempe, then up Pah Tempe hill pushing the stroller.

Cumulus-112.5

3 more miles tonight did the La Verkin 5K loop with Sunny and Jarren. It has been nice doing some easy runs with them. I really don't know what to expect tomorrow in the Summer Games 10K. I don't feel like I'm as fast as last year, so it will be interesting to see.

Nimbus-174

B-cereal

L-Classic Italian on wheat from Quizno's, lemonade

D-spaghetti

Weight: 0.00
Comments
From jtshad on Thu, Jun 12, 2008 at 17:25:12

Nice to get out an run with your family. Good luck at the USG 10K!

From Little Bad Legs on Fri, Jun 13, 2008 at 00:25:19

Good luck in Cedar. I'm sure you'll do great!

Race: Utah Summer Games 10K (6.2 Miles) 00:34:53, Place overall: 12, Place in age division: 2
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesCrosstraining milesTotal Miles
2.300.000.006.200.008.50

Not a very good race for me this morning. I didn't feel that great when I got up, but figured I should run the even, since I had paid for it already. Bill and Robin picked me up and I slept most of the way to Cedar in the car. Didn't feel much better on the bus ride up to the start. Did close to a mile warm-up then the race started.

1-5:29 Started out slower than most of the guys I should have been running with and was never able to catch back up.

2-5:29 Did pass a few people this mile, but pretty much run most of this race alone.

3-5:41 Hips starting to feel tight and legs a little tired.

5K split 17:07

4-5:41 Just coasting along, not really feeling that great

5-5:48

6-5:44 Felt a little better this last mile

.02- 59.50

Overall time was 34:53 (5:36 pace) so quite a bit slower than last year, but the race distance was more accurate this year.

Anyway, not really that pleased with the race, but I figured going in I wasn't in as good as shape as last year. It may not have helped that I did the 18.5 mile run Wednesday night with Steve. I think that might have taken a little out of my legs, anyway no big deal. Hopefully, I can run some decent legs next week during Wasatch Back.

Speedstar

.3 mile running around scout camp

B-oatmeal

L-Hamburger, Fries

D-2 Hot Dogs, chips, Power Aid with the Scouts 

Weight: 0.00
Comments
From cody on Fri, Jun 13, 2008 at 15:13:17

Nice running Dustin! Keep up the training and you can still smoke your SGM time from last year. Think long term...

How does this course compare to Des News 10K? Do you know?

From Little Bad Legs on Fri, Jun 13, 2008 at 15:44:54

Everyone has days/runs like that. Sounds like you've got the right attitude about things. Have fun with Wasatch Back.

From James on Fri, Jun 13, 2008 at 17:42:45

Nice job on your race. That is a smokin time! You gotta love those summer games courses coming out of that canyon, you can always get a good time to build your confidence.

From MarcieJ on Sat, Jun 14, 2008 at 11:27:10

You did awesome for not feeling well and just coming back from vacation, and also doing a long run the night before. I will keep my eye out for you guys at WBR.

From Austin on Sun, Jun 15, 2008 at 02:11:53

Hey that was a great race man!

Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesCrosstraining milesTotal Miles
12.000.000.000.000.0012.00

9 very, very slow miles in the heat of the day. Got home from camping with the scouts, then went and set out flags for flag day, then feed the scouts breakfast. When I was finally able to get my run in it was already very hot out. Ran over to Sky Mountain Golf Course, then back through Hurricane. Stopped numerous times for water.

Cumulus-121.5

La Verkin 5K loop with Sunny and Jarren in the stroller. Nice and easy. I got pretty burnt on my run this afternoon.

Nimbus-177

145 lbs

My main goal is to break 2:40 this year at St. George and the second goal is for my running to become more enjoyable.

B-1 pancake, watermelon, 3 pieces of bacon, small portion of scrambled eggs

L-1 beef enchilada, black beans, rice from Cafe Rio, Coke

D-Leftovers from Lunch 1 beef enchilada, small portion of beans and rice

Weight: 0.00
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesCrosstraining milesTotal Miles
0.000.000.000.000.000.00

B-cereal

D-Homemade Enchiladas, rice, beans, corn, birthday cup-cake

snacks- Popcorn

150 lbs Sunday night weight 

Weight: 0.00
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesCrosstraining milesTotal Miles
10.300.002.000.000.0012.30

Not the best morning of running, I really didn't even want to get up and do anything, but did manage to force myself through 4 miles. I'm feeling a little sore and stiff, but hopefully things will loosen up as the day goes on.

Stratus-232

Met up with the club tonight and did a 5 mile warm-up then a 2 mile tempo and then a 1.3 mile cool-down down at the Dixie Center. Those guys are all so fast, I got tired just trying to keep up on the warm-up.

1- 5:50 felt good

2-6:20 caught up to Steve Hooper and we coasted it in the second mile.

Still really hot, took it easy on the cool down. Glad I made the effort to drive over for the workout. My two mile tempo a few weeks ago on the track right after vacation was the same time, but my splits were more equal 6:05, 6:05

Cumulus-129.5

Weight: 0.00
Comments
From dave holt on Mon, Jun 16, 2008 at 11:58:45

So the fam is going up for WBR?

From Wildbull on Mon, Jun 16, 2008 at 17:49:31

fathers day must of been kind to you! Sore and Stiff! Hmmm? see you tonight. I hope!

From Superfly on Mon, Jun 16, 2008 at 18:10:06

Oh Billy boy what are we going to do with you?

From Dustin on Mon, Jun 16, 2008 at 18:21:33

Bill, I'm striving to keep this family friendly.

Clyde, did you watch the playoff today? That was classic?

From superfly on Mon, Jun 16, 2008 at 18:55:27

Yes all day long. Amazing!

Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesCrosstraining milesTotal Miles
9.100.000.000.000.009.10

Just about didn't make it this morning. I did a run down through Confluence Park, along the Virgin River here in La Verkin. There was a whole crew of horse flies that tried to carry me off. I felt like that kid from Charlie Brown that always had the flies around him. I would speed up and then slow down trying to juke the flies but to no avail. Finally I was able to get back on the pavement and enjoyed the last 2 miles without too many flies. I also had this feeling as I was running that I might see a snake today, and sure enough a long black and white one. I was actually surprised it didn't spook me as much as they usually do.

Nimbus-182

Ran up to the substation and back tonight with Sunny. This was the first time she has done this run. The first two miles have some uphill, but then coming back there is some ok downhill. Anyway, I paced Sunny and encouraged her to run the last two miles at a faster than usual pace. I'm going to try to get up a little earlier tomorrow and get in some more miles before it warms up.

Cumulus-132

Weight: 0.00
Comments
From superfly on Wed, Jun 18, 2008 at 08:40:40

Snakes suck.

Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesCrosstraining milesTotal Miles
8.100.000.000.000.008.10

5 easy miles this morning. I went over and measured out a 1000m loop, which I might use later in the summer as a place to do some repeats. Earlier this year, I was doing the repeats on the track, which I didn't mind too much, but right now Hurricane High's Track is all tore up.

Stratus-237

La Verkin 5K loop with Sunny times were pretty slow.

Nimbus-185

Weight: 0.00
Comments
From wildbull on Wed, Jun 18, 2008 at 13:18:36

have a safe trip

From Predog on Thu, Jun 19, 2008 at 00:04:46

Ya, I hate that the track is all messed up...I hope they do a good job fixing it and make it worth it. You might try the middle school track...it's cinders (well, it was at one time, now it's dirt) but I think it's accurate.

Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesCrosstraining milesTotal Miles
4.000.000.000.002.006.00

Nothing exciting 4 miles, we will be leaving this afternoon for Salt Lake and the Wasatch Back Relay tomorrow. I'm pretty excited, I think I will be able to do pretty good on my legs of the relay. I have been a little sore the last few days, but hopefully I will feel ready when I get the baton and it is time to race.

Cumulus-136

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From jtshad on Thu, Jun 19, 2008 at 17:12:38

See you tomorrow, drive safely! Let's have some fun this weekend!

Race: Wasatch Back Relay leg 4 00:00:00, Place overall: 18, Place in age division: 3
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesCrosstraining milesTotal Miles
4.000.000.005.100.009.10

2 easy miles this morning in Murray.

Got up to Logan and rested for awhile at Katie's parents house, then headed over to Paul's, met up with everyone then off to the starting line.

This year I had a great van and a great experience with WBR.  Paul was our driver, then it went Mitch, Steve Hooper, James Barnes, Me, Chad, Jon.

I did about a mile warm-up before my leg.  I was excited for my leg this year and was interested to see if I would be anywhere close to the times they had predicted for me.  My first leg was leg 4 and it was a moderate 5.1 mile leg.

1-5:49 took off a little fast, probably got too excited.  The temperature was still very hot.

2-6:03 another good mile

3-6:39

4-6:33

5-6:44 a little bit of uphill here and feeling pretty hot

.14- 55

Overall time was 32:45, average pace was 6:23, I was about a minute faster than I was supposed to be, so I felt pretty good about that. 

Took a short ice bath in the canal in Eden, and then got some dinner.

Weight: 0.00
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesCrosstraining milesTotal Miles
0.000.000.008.002.4010.40

My second leg was at about 1 in the morning.  Right before the exchange I was asking people for directions and by chance I happended to ask my old collage coach at Ricks Doug Stutz for some information.  It was pretty crazy running into him like that.  I knew he was running, but finding people when there are 580 teams is kind of hard.  Anyway fun to visit with him.

2 leg- easy

1-6:02-Felt good and enjoying just passing lots of people.

2-6:02 consistent

.92- 5:39 Still pushing it

17:45 (6:05 pace)

This leg was a little short, but I still think I ran really good.  Once again I was ahead of my predicted time

Now it is off for some rest, even though it is very hard to get any sleep during these types of races.

Final leg- Hard

This leg was a fun leg, even though it was rated as hard, I felt I ran this one pretty good.  Overall I gained 560 ft elevation, so there was a good climb the first two miles

1-7:08 heading up the hill

2-7:11 another mile up hill

3-6:19 Things start to even out, and actually some downhill this mile

4-6:29 Kind of rolling

.92- 5:23 I was really pushing myself here, and ended up losing a little bit of Fazoli's at the exchange

Overall 32:31 (6:37 average)  This was another leg, where I run just a little better than projected so I was happy about that, but more happy just to be done.

At the finish we watched BYU come in.  They brought a really good team this year, and then our first team came in second, followed by our team in third.  I was pleased with the effort of everyone on our team, and I think everyone had a fun time, which was the main goal.

I know this isn't the best race report, but I'm still on vacation and using somebody else's computer, so I can't spend all night reporting or I would.

When we got back to Salt Lake.  Jansen and I went swimming and then I got stung by a huge wasp.  Anyway, my right hand is now about twice the size of my left.

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Comments
From James on Sun, Jun 22, 2008 at 22:01:43

Way to run this weekend! You ran better than everyone on both teams as far as beating projected times goes. The puke at the end of your last leg followed by the quote of the relay added to an excellent relay by yourself.

We had a kick butt van and I had a lot of fun. Good luck in your training, and I am looking forward to seeing you again soon.

From Jon on Mon, Jun 23, 2008 at 09:42:56

You did awesome this weekend, as evidenced by the upchuck on your last leg. Amazing! You really impressed me. Keep up the good mileage and you will do great this year. And get your hand better!

From jtshad on Mon, Jun 23, 2008 at 10:20:16

Great running Dustin, it was nice seeing you again. Glad to see your training is starting to come back to where you want it.

Dang, sorry about the wasp, what good are these creatures anyway?

From Wildbull on Mon, Jun 23, 2008 at 15:51:31

you run like a "butterfly and sting like a BEE" Sorry about the wasp. You seem to like to throw up! Mr. Up chuck! Wish i could of talked to you more on the relay. should of had my phone.

From Superfly on Mon, Jun 23, 2008 at 21:12:30

Glad to see you had a good time up there during the relay, and you also ran very well. Good luck with the sting.

Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesCrosstraining milesTotal Miles
0.000.000.000.000.000.00

I was hoping to get in some miles here in Salt Lake, but I just got back from the instant care.  It turns out the wasp sting was a little worse than I had expected.  My hand really got swollen last night and it bothered me all day at my class.  Anyway, I had to get two shots and some prescription stuff to help fight off the infection.  I'm not going to run tonight, but maybe tomorrow if the swelling goes down some.  The doctor told me to take it easy and hopefully the medication will kick in soon.  He said most likely the wasp was a yellow jacket which was carrying an infection, which got passed on to me.

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Comments
From Little Bad Legs on Mon, Jun 23, 2008 at 21:18:37

Bummer! Probably not the way you wanted to end your weekend and great race. Hope it gets back to normal soon and good job at WBR!

From MarcieJ on Mon, Jun 23, 2008 at 21:50:19

Sheesh! I hope it gets better soon! Good job at WBR!

From jtshad on Thu, Jun 26, 2008 at 16:04:55

I just got stung today during my lunch run as well! What is it, open season on FRB runners?

Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesCrosstraining milesTotal Miles
5.000.000.000.000.005.00

Got home from being in Salt Lake for a week for the Wasatch Back and a college class.  The relay was a lot more fun than the class in case you were wondering.  I did an easy 5 miles 2.5 over to Hurricane High and 2.5 miles back.  The time was pretty slow and the weather was hot. 

Cumulus 

Weight: 0.00
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesCrosstraining milesTotal Miles
8.000.000.000.007.0015.00

8 miles this morning. I ran out to Hurricane Intermediate and back. I felt better this morning than last night, but still some soreness in the legs.

Stratus

Here are a few pictures from my WASP sting! I had to get two shots.

Went and played some intense 3 on 3 basketball tonight with some friends that are moving in a few days.

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Comments
From Wildbull on Thu, Jun 26, 2008 at 12:27:12

Holy swell! glad your back.

From MarcieJ on Thu, Jun 26, 2008 at 12:27:36

Oh my goodness! THats crazy how swollen it is! Are you running with the club on sat?

From Hayden on Thu, Jun 26, 2008 at 12:52:07

Wow man that is crazy it looks like elephantitis. Are you going to run with the Club tonight and good miles today, were you leaning to one side still?

From Superfly on Thu, Jun 26, 2008 at 13:03:15

Knock on wood... I've never been stung by any flying insect. I did get a scorpion sting on the butt once. But it didn't swell like that, but I couldn't see it either.

From Dustin on Thu, Jun 26, 2008 at 14:39:04

My son Jansen, got the biggest kick out of the whole thing, because I let out this big scream like a girl (no offense Marcie) it was pretty funny.

From wheakory on Thu, Jun 26, 2008 at 16:36:54

Man! that's nasty. That was quite swollen and I bet it hurt.

Dustin, I wish I could have talked to you more at the relay, but separate vans is hard to do so. You really torched the pavement on your runs and did awesome. Maybe we will be able to run the St. George marathon together like last year.

From dave holt on Thu, Jun 26, 2008 at 17:57:46

Holy McFat Hand!

From Predog on Thu, Jun 26, 2008 at 23:19:23

wow...that's pretty wild. I'll bet it feels good when you get your heart rate up and blood is pounding thru there. NOT! ouch. Good luck with that and wear an extra cushiony shoe on that right leg to make up for the extra weight. haha

From Jon on Fri, Jun 27, 2008 at 00:07:10

That would be awesome if it stung you on one side of your face and half of it swelled up like that. Half your nose, etc. Glad to hear things are getting better, though.

From Logan on Fri, Jun 27, 2008 at 12:39:35

Dustin,

My parent's address is 3088 Windmill Drive in Santa Clara. Drive on Sunset heading towards Gunlock. Turn right at the light at the Sinclair gas station and follow that road up into Santa Clara Heights. (Chevron is on the left and Sinclair is on the right.) Follow that road which is a little curvy and go all the way to the 4-way stop sign. Turn right at the stop sign and go 3 streets down. Take the 3rd street on the left (Windmill). Their house is on the right side of the road. Look for a maroon Subaru wagon and our gold Hyundai Elantra with all of the stickers on it. If you have questions, call me = 801-391-7859. We are meeting at 5am and going to run Utah Hill.

From Kim on Fri, Jun 27, 2008 at 15:21:53

Eeeeekk! I hope you are doing better by now! I can see my Jansen getting a kick out of something like that too! Screaming like a girl takes a lot of talent, (or a big scare or pain!) It's hard for ME to scream like a girl!

From Walter on Fri, Jun 27, 2008 at 21:26:43

Very nice! youve got some nice hands there! Have you thought about hand modeling? sheesh, are you kidding me? better on the hand than your face i guess. Be careful out there will you?

Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesCrosstraining milesTotal Miles
8.000.000.000.000.008.00

Not a very good run this morning.  I got a later start and the temps were already on the rise.  I did the 8 mile route from my house, over 600 North trail, got a drink at Sky Mountain then finished up at Brentwood Bowling.  Sunny was kind enough to come and pick me up.

Cumulus 

Weight: 0.00
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesCrosstraining milesTotal Miles
12.000.000.000.000.0012.00

This has been a pretty sorry week. It didn't help getting stung by the wasp and missing two days at the beginning of the week dealing with the infection. Anyway, the last few days have been better, and hopefully going into July I can have 4 good weeks of training. I do know having scout camp next week will make things a little more challenging

This morning, I didn't get up in time to make it over to run with the club. It sounds like they had a good run. I would have probably died. I ended up doing a 10 mile run out to Toquerville and back. I ran out in 40:44 (8:08 pace) and then came back in 38:11 (7:37 pace). Once again got a late start and the temperature was on the rise. One of these mornings I will learn.

Stratus

2 easy miles tonight

*I just went back and was looking over my training, compared to where I was at last year at this time. After my run on Monday, I should be about 100 miles ahead of where I was last year at the end of June. I am pleased about this, especially considering I've had a few injuries this spring. Anyway, I really need to get in some good weeks during July/August/Sept.

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Comments
From Steve O on Sat, Jun 28, 2008 at 12:38:25

It was a fun race. It's always cool to meet new people and see runners you know. That's why I could'nt say no. Even if my foot thought otherwise. Great job!

From wildbull on Sat, Jun 28, 2008 at 14:27:20

Dustin, you are awesome. sorry we missed you. Glad you got out.

From MarcieJ on Sat, Jun 28, 2008 at 18:44:14

You could have easily kept up with me. Good job getting out in the heat. Bad thing about summers, no sleepin in without paying the price!

From Mike Warren on Mon, Jun 30, 2008 at 00:04:57

Dustin, I hear ya on needing some good weeks Bro! Atleast that wasp stung you on the hand, I can think of some worse spots. Bull, don't ellaborate on that!

Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesCrosstraining milesTotal Miles
7.100.003.000.000.0010.10

Pretty good workout for me this morning. I've been wanting to get back on a better routine of doing 1000m repeats, mile repeats, Pah Tempe Hill repeats, and tempo runs. This morning I woke up at 6, but didn't feel too good, so I went back to sleep. Once 7 rolled around I felt a little better, so I headed out knowing that I wanted to do 1000m repeats on my new course I measured out here in La Verkin, but also knowing that Monday mornings..usually aren't that great as far as running goes. Anyway I did a 2.5 mile warm-up then got into the workout 5x1000m. The goal was to run between 3:33-3:38 which I figured would be close to my CV pace, with 1:30 rest in between each.

1-3:42 (5:57 pace)very first time running this route, so I was trying to figure out the correct pace and pick out landmarks

2-3:34 (5:44 pace) Much better effort here

3-3:35 (5:46 pace) Windy and feeling a little tired

4-3:37 (5:49 pace) Didn't feel good at all on this one

5-3:37 (5:49) Felt better, but figured this would be a good one to finish on.

The goal in the future is to get these times closer to 3:30 (5:38 pace) which I think I can do. 

Did a .5 mile cool down home, then went with Sunny and did the La Verkin 5k loop in 29:56 for more of a cool down.

Good start to the week and happy to get the legs moving.

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Comments
From Wildbull on Mon, Jun 30, 2008 at 11:56:24

:D super cool. great work out.

From MarcieJ on Mon, Jun 30, 2008 at 15:00:29

Great workout! It always feels good to start the week off on a good note.

From jtshad on Mon, Jun 30, 2008 at 17:34:10

Nice workout! How's the hand?

Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesCrosstraining milesTotal Miles
7.600.003.000.000.0010.60

I wanted to get in some more miles last night, but I spent much of the evening getting the Wii hooked up to the internet. I was able to download Super Mario Bros and Tecmo Bowl, so now I can enjoy some old school games. Once I got everything hooked up Sunny and I decided to go to the movie, so no run last night and got home pretty late

This morning we didn't get up too early, but drove up and ran from the highway up to the La Verkin Overlook 14:50 for the 1.5 miles uphill and then 28:50 for the entire run (9:36 pace)

Then Sunny, drove home and I did 3 miles at Tinman Tempo pace, (6:25) coming down the La Verkin Twist, felt pretty easy. Then .6 easy miles cool-down

4 easy miles tonight, up to McKell's then home, then over to the bridge and back.

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Comments
From Wildbull on Tue, Jul 01, 2008 at 15:05:22

great work Dustin. When Robin is ready to run, We will have to do a double running Date.

From Wildbull on Tue, Jul 01, 2008 at 15:06:25

what movie did you go to?

From Dustin on Tue, Jul 01, 2008 at 15:21:58

We went and saw Get Smart, pretty funny, you could have been the lead actor in that kind of comedy Bill.

From wheakory on Wed, Jul 02, 2008 at 01:44:13

Your getting in the miles this week nice job! I really feel for you guys to have to run in that extreme heat. I know it's has to be tough.

From Dustin on Wed, Jul 02, 2008 at 10:22:53

I'm going to try to hit 70 miles this week. Which would be great for me.

Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesCrosstraining milesTotal Miles
2.000.000.000.005.007.00

An hour of basketball this morning, and then 2 very easy miles with Sunny and Jarren in the stroller to the fire hydrant and back.

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Comments
From Wildbull on Wed, Jul 02, 2008 at 11:29:39

good job Dustin.

are you going to run deseret news.

From Dustin on Wed, Jul 02, 2008 at 16:18:39

I don't think I'm going to be around for deseret news. I think we are going to be in Colorado for most of that week. Are you planning on doing it Bill? If I did it would be a training run, and I don't know if I'm in shape to go that distance right now.

From Wildbull on Wed, Jul 02, 2008 at 16:23:08

I am going to do it. I feel it will help me prepare for st. george. And it wil also give me a gage to where i am at in my training. It would be a good training run for you.

From Dustin on Wed, Jul 02, 2008 at 16:25:23

I'll have to see when we are coming back from Colorado. Is Steve thinking about doing it?

From Wildbull on Wed, Jul 02, 2008 at 16:27:13

He was going to. But he has coverage issues at the store so he will not be doing it. looks llike just me. Hmm maybe i will take Robin!

Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesCrosstraining milesTotal Miles
13.000.000.000.003.0016.00

Did some heavy lifting this morning picking up hay bales for my father-in-law for over an hour.

Ran up to the Hurricane Substation and back overall average was 7:40 for 4 miles

Cumulus

Planning to run with the club tonight. What time is it at?

7 miles with the club, had a large turnout tonight and the weather was very hot!

Stratus 

2 more miles with Sunny to the fire hydrant

Nimbus 

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Comments
From wildbull on Thu, Jul 03, 2008 at 16:25:51

8 pm brother. will be great to see you. mini budah!

From Karl on Thu, Jul 03, 2008 at 18:04:04

Thanks! Yeah it doesn't feel too good when I start running at first, but it warms up, kinda like sore legs when you go for a run. Hopefully it heals quickly as long as I take it easy a few days. Hopefully your hip heals too.

From James Holt on Fri, Jul 04, 2008 at 00:18:02

According to all the horns that where honking its you that was HOT. Or was that mr sports bra they where honking at?

Race: La Verkin City Freedom Run 5K (3.13 Miles) 00:18:31, Place overall: 1, Place in age division: 1
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesCrosstraining milesTotal Miles
2.300.002.101.000.005.40

Did the La Verkin City Freedom Run 5K race.  I really had a hard time getting up this morning, and felt tired from the run last night.

Anyway, made it over to the start and saw there were hardly any people, so I figured I should be able to jog the race and win.  However, there was a younger college kid, that looked like he could be Sasha's younger brother (even though I don't even know if Sasha has younger brothers or sisters, and I figured even if he did, there would be little chance any of them would be in La Verkin on the 4th.  What made things more interesting was when the lady was explaining the course this kid asked a few questions and his voice and mannerisms were also just like Sasha.  So from the beginning he became Sasha junior to me.

We started and basically ran the first mile together me and Sasha Junior (after the race he said is name was  Teren Monson? I think visiting from Tempe, AZ)

1-5:36  Just wanted to see what the kid had, and figured maybe I would take it out hard and kill him off after the first mile.  At any rate I didn't want to lose in a race this small to some younger guy.

2-6:03 The plan seemed to work after the first mile, Teren started fading and by about 1.5 miles I had a pretty safe gap, which was good because my stomach was giving me some issues. So I kind of went more into tempo pace mode, not race pace mode

3-6:02 This mile felt pretty easy and I by this point had a pretty large gap on Sasha Junior at least a minute maybe more.

.13- 48  Course measured just a bit long, but not too bad considering there was no actuall starting or finishing line.  This was the second year they did the race and still very low numbers.

I went back after I finished and ran about the last .5 miles with Sunny, she finished fourth.  Then jogged one more easy mile home.


Now, here is the best part about the race.  Instead of a medal or trophy I got something I can really use, and Clyde would be happy for me.  I got a free meal from In and Out Burger, plus and In and Out Burger T-shirt.  I mean what better way to treat your winner than with a nice big, juicy burger.  I guess I know where I'll be heading for lunch.

Happy 4th to everyone!

 


 

Weight: 0.00
Comments
From Jody on Fri, Jul 04, 2008 at 12:35:40

CONGRATS!! Very nice job and probably the best prize ever!

From wildbull on Fri, Jul 04, 2008 at 15:08:58

fast man. your so awesome. congrats on the win.

From dave holt on Fri, Jul 04, 2008 at 15:36:05

You gotta own the kids! Nice job, missed you this morning.

From jtshad on Fri, Jul 04, 2008 at 15:43:37

Congrats on the win and good time...now go enjoy that burger!

From Predog on Fri, Jul 04, 2008 at 18:09:15

Great job on the win...ya I didn't even know that LV had a run on the 4th...I wonder why there's not more of them down south? Anyway, I know (knew?) teren...he was pretty good back about 5 years ago but I never heard what happened to him. He's originally from here I think. Well, don't get fat on your IN N OUT and glad to see you're back from your bee sting.

From James on Mon, Jul 07, 2008 at 12:52:47

Nice win buddy!

Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesCrosstraining milesTotal Miles
20.900.000.000.000.0020.90

Rough night sleeping in a tent with Jansen, up in Pine Valley. Got up at 4:45 and drove down toward Veyo and met up with Dave and Logan. We did a run down the marathon course. The first 13 miles went pretty good, as I was able to stay with Dave and Logan, of course they were running very easy, because of their long run yesterday.

At around mile 13 my right hip really started hurting, which is nothing new, anyway the pain was quite a bit worse this morning than it normally is, so I slowed way down and even stopped a few times for some stretching and walking. My average pace through 16 miles was 7:40 and then the last 2.5 were a bit slower.

James, Dave, and Logan drove back up and picked me up, which was nice.

Overall, an average run except for the last 5 miles. I'm feeling pretty good about the week. Good 1000m repeats Monday, a decent 5K race yesterday, and a long run today.

Cumulus-160

Needed 2.40 miles tonight, to make it 70 for the week, so Sunny and I did a little route over to 300 South then up to Main Street to 200 North then back on 300 West and cut over behind the church. Garmin hit 2.40 right when we stopped at home. Now it is time for dinner and a day of rest tomorrow!

Nimbus-194

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Comments
From wildbull on Sun, Jul 06, 2008 at 03:43:58

Good job Dustin. sorry i missed you guys.

From Mike Warren on Sun, Jul 06, 2008 at 11:24:02

70 miles! Great week Dustin. I can't keep up with Dave & Logan on my bike. I may try the club run this week. It just depends on the achilles.

From ryan on Wed, Jul 09, 2008 at 01:17:00

good job getting your mileage up. you are more dedicated than i am.

Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesCrosstraining milesTotal Miles
0.000.000.000.000.000.00

No run getting everything packed up for scout camp, plus my hip is still killing me.

Weight: 0.00
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesCrosstraining milesTotal Miles
4.000.000.000.000.004.00

Good morning run up at Kolob during Scout Camp

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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesCrosstraining milesTotal Miles
4.000.000.000.000.004.00

Another easy run at Scout Camp

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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesCrosstraining milesTotal Miles
4.000.000.000.000.004.00

Run at Scout Camp

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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesCrosstraining milesTotal Miles
6.000.000.000.000.006.00

Got home from the week long scout camp up at Kolob. My training didn't go very good, but maybe the lighter week will help my hip. After last week I was really having hip issues again. I went to the doctor and the x-ray, didn't show anything too significant, just the fact that my hip and SI joint seems to be hardening up. The doctor just said take more IB and ice after running.

I hope to get in some miles later tonight and maybe run with the club tomorrow, and then get back into the swing of things next week. I think we might be heading to Colorado on Wednesday.

6 mile run tonight over to Hurricane past the Chevron, down to 400 South and back home. Nice temps and it started raining pretty good the last mile.

Stratus-268

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Comments
From wildbull on Sat, Jul 12, 2008 at 12:10:22

Well good job buddy. Welcome back. no more hotdogs.

From wildbull on Sat, Jul 12, 2008 at 12:13:24

sorry we missed you this morning. we met at the dixie center.

From Predog on Sat, Jul 12, 2008 at 14:07:38

ya that was a sweet thunderstorm last night huh? I got "caught" in it too and it was great. Good to see you didn't die at scout camp. haha.

From Jodee on Sat, Jul 12, 2008 at 23:08:15

Sorry your hip is hurting. It's probably hard to know if you should toughen up or if your body is really having an issue. Hope it gets better.

Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesCrosstraining milesTotal Miles
12.000.000.000.000.0012.00

Really nice run for me this morning. I slept in, since I was feeling a little tired from Scout Camp. Sunny then drove me out past Sky Ranch and I did a 9 mile run back home. I tried to focus on keeping my pace pretty even throughout the run and I was happy with how that went. Still had to deal with hip pain, I think it is something I'm just going to have to learn to deal with. When I run between 30-50 miles a week, I don't have much pain, whenever I get over 60 miles a week, I start feeling it.

1-7:29

2-6:47

3-7:03

4-6:55

5-6:57

6-6:59

7-6:57

8-6:58

9-6:41

1:02:55 (6:59 average)

Cumulus-169

Are people from the club planning on doing Webb Hill repeats this coming Monday?

La Verkin 5k loop backward with Sunny and Jarren in the stroller 29:24 (9:29 pace) Nice night for a run, but still very humid and muggy.

Nimbus-197

Weight: 0.00
Comments
From dave holt on Sat, Jul 12, 2008 at 21:40:43

Yes, but probably just a run (maybe 1 hill). See you there?

Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesCrosstraining milesTotal Miles
5.500.000.000.005.0010.50

Basketball this morning for over an hour. Fire Hydrant and back with Sunny, pushing Jarren in the stroller.

Easy 3.5 miles tonight up the La Verkin Twist and back, wanted to go longer, but time got away from me, spent much of the evening installing a new ceiling fan in one of the boy's room. I really don't like doing stuff like that, but I now have one down and one more to hang tomorrow.

Cumulus-172.5

Weight: 0.00
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesCrosstraining milesTotal Miles
8.100.000.000.002.0010.10

Not a very good night of sleeping, so I slept in a little longer than planned. Did an easy 5 miles up past the Substation and back. I might attempt to do some Pah Tempe Hill repeats later this afternoon depending on how hot it is. Plan on doing a 10 mile bike ride with the scouts tonight. We are probably heading to Colorado tomorrow for the weekend.

Stratus-273

I didn't end up doing the hill repeats, but did manage to do the 10 mile bike ride with the scouts

La Verkin 5k loop with just Sunny. It was pretty muggy out, and my legs were tired from the bike ride.

Nimbus-200

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Comments
From Wildbull on Tue, Jul 15, 2008 at 11:51:57

At least you got out. I am running the Deseret News. Going for Sub 3. So I am skipping Bryce this year. You running Bryce.

From Dustin on Tue, Jul 15, 2008 at 13:09:25

I won't be doing Bryce we will be out of town.

From ryan on Tue, Jul 15, 2008 at 21:13:33

we'll miss you guys at bryce this year. my sister from blanding, utah is coming to run it this year, so we are going to drive over early in the morning. that should be "fun". we'll see how it goes.

Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesCrosstraining milesTotal Miles
6.000.000.000.004.0010.00

Basketball this morning, then did a 6 mile run over to Hurricane and back. Hips still pretty sore, had to stop and walk a little to stretch things out. We are leaving to Colorado today, so I'll be able to get in some nice training at 6500 ft tonight, tomorrow, and Friday. Saturday through Monday I will be at 7800 ft.

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From dave holt on Wed, Jul 16, 2008 at 10:58:25

Have a fun/safe trip Dustin. We will miss you at Bryce.

From Wildbull on Wed, Jul 16, 2008 at 12:09:25

get that oxygen tank out. have a safe trip. and keep your shirt on! see ya when you get back.

Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesCrosstraining milesTotal Miles
6.000.000.000.000.006.00

Ran from my parents to the house my dad has been remodeling on 11th street. Nice 6 mile run, with a few difficult hills at the end.

Cumulus-178 

Weight: 0.00
Comments
From wildbull on Fri, Jul 18, 2008 at 11:20:54

good job. How are the lungs holding up in the high altitude? can you believe summer for you teachers is almost over!

Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesCrosstraining milesTotal Miles
3.600.000.000.000.003.60

Not a very good run this morning. Body felt very stiff, so just some easy miles around my parents house, anyway you go there are hills to climb

Cumulus-182 

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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesCrosstraining milesTotal Miles
6.000.000.000.000.006.00

Back from our trip to Colorado. The running didn't go to good. My hip was really bothering me Friday, so I only did like 3 miles, and then didn't run Saturday or Sunday of course. We had over a 10 hour drive home today, but I was able to go and do a 6 mile run this evening. The hip felt a little better, but I ate way too much junk food over the weekend and I felt terrible on the run.

Stratus-285

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Comments
From jtshad on Thu, Jul 24, 2008 at 16:46:47

Hope the hip is feeling better and that you can reduce the "stresses" in your life to a manageble level.

Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesCrosstraining milesTotal Miles
5.000.000.000.000.005.00

Ran down through Confluence Park, no bugs today!, then back on Main Street

Nimbus-205 

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Comments
From wildbull on Tue, Jul 22, 2008 at 10:39:23

welcome back.

Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesCrosstraining milesTotal Miles
7.500.002.500.000.0010.00

Did 2.5 mile warm-up then 4x1000m repeats. Three weeks ago I did 5, but I wasn't feeling to great on the third one today, so I only managed 4, but I was still pretty pleased, as the times were quite a bit faster today than a few weeks ago.

1-3:28 New PR

2-3:27 New PR, the 3:28 didn't last long

3-3:32 Hurting here

4-3:38 Didn't try to push it too hard, as my hip was starting to get tight.

1 mile cool-down

I'll do some more miles tonight. Right now my running hasn't been going that great, there are lots of other stresses going on right now in my life, but I will continue to try to train and make running enjoyable again.

Speedstar

La Verkin 5k loop plus a little extra. Still really hot out.

Nimbus-208

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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesCrosstraining milesTotal Miles
6.500.002.000.000.008.50

Pretty good run tonight, went from the house over 600 North to Sky Mountain, then down to Brentwood Bowling. I ran the trail section a lot faster than normal, hit the water stop at 4 miles, then ran the last 4 all under 7 minute pace. Overall pace was 7:20, so I was happy about that.

Cumulus-190.5

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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesCrosstraining milesTotal Miles
10.000.000.000.002.5012.50

Basketball this morning, got up late so didn't play as long.

La Verkin 5K loop with Sunny, pushing Jarren in the stroller. Then I extended over to the bridge and back.

Nimbus-213

5 easy miles tonight over to Hurricane, past Maverick up to the Middle School then home, dinner was not sitting good at all very slow and hip pain again. I'm going to give it a shot in the morning with the club run.

Cumulus-195.5

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Comments
From MarcieJ on Fri, Jul 25, 2008 at 13:43:05

Thats great that you and sunny are able to get out together. Hows the hip doing? You coming over to run long with the club tomorrow morning?

Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesCrosstraining milesTotal Miles
14.500.004.000.000.0018.50

18 mile run down the marathon course this morning with guys from the club and Marcie. Glad I forced myself over to the run, even though it took me a very long time to get moving this morning. The run went alright, the first half I felt pretty good, miles 9 through 13 I tried to pick up the pace a little, and then I struggled some after mile 15. My hip started really bothering me again, once we hit the steeper downhill sections. I stopped right at 18 miles and my time was 2:11:45 (7:19 pace) which is ok, considering the shape I'm in right now. I walked .5 miles as a cool down to the store.

Last year I was doing 20 mile runs in the time range I ran today, so still much work to be done.

On a positive note I hit my mileage goal for the week of 60 and next week I'm going to shoot for 70.

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Comments
From dave holt on Sat, Jul 26, 2008 at 15:48:17

Good to have you out this morning Dust.

From Superfly on Sat, Jul 26, 2008 at 20:20:13

Good job getting out today Dustin. It's been a while since we all ran together. Keep getting in what you can.

From Wildbull on Sun, Jul 27, 2008 at 11:42:41

Good Job Dustin. Way to hang with Marci.

Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesCrosstraining milesTotal Miles
2.000.000.000.005.007.00

Went and played basketball this morning. Feeling fat from the weekend. Tweaked my right ankle a little bit. Went and did 2 mile easy run with Sunny, ankle hurting a little but not too bad.

Cumulus-197.5

Weight: 0.00
Comments
From Wildbull on Mon, Jul 28, 2008 at 13:58:08

Dustin, Dustin, Dustin

Are you coming to the pool party Sunday, Do you Dare take that shirt off?

Get some Miles in would you. Consider that thing with the doctor we talked about. It is not fun to run in pain. I know all about it. kills your training too. Take care and hang in there.

From Hayden on Mon, Jul 28, 2008 at 19:47:24

Be careful with the B-Ball man. I don't know how many times i have tweaked my ankle, so i just gave it up. We would like to see you at a club run sometime. Good job and good luck with the training.

Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesCrosstraining milesTotal Miles
4.000.000.000.000.004.00

Did 4 mile run up to the substation and back. I headed out on this run around 4:00 pm and it was still really hot. Ankle felt ok, but not great.

Stratus-307


Swimming party at the Holt's, lots of fun and good food. It was quite a fight getting Jarren out of the pool.

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From Jodee on Tue, Jul 29, 2008 at 23:14:17

that's too bad about your ankle, hopefully it gets feeling better. We're headed out to Colorado next week which will be interesting for running.

Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesCrosstraining milesTotal Miles
0.000.000.000.006.006.00

My ankle was quite sore this morning, so I decided to go for a bike ride, instead of a run.

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Comments
From Wildbull on Wed, Jul 30, 2008 at 13:39:18

no more BB until after the Marathon. I know where you live. It will look pretty bad to have an old grandpa like me beating you in the next race.

From dave holt on Wed, Jul 30, 2008 at 13:39:44

Thanks for coming over last night.

Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesCrosstraining milesTotal Miles
0.000.000.000.003.003.00

Did another bike ride tonight.  My ankle is feeling better and should be ready for some normal running by tomorrow.

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Comments
From wildbull on Fri, Aug 01, 2008 at 00:27:30

are you going to be here saturday or vegas

Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesCrosstraining milesTotal Miles
10.000.000.000.000.0010.00

Easy 4 miles around La Verkin

Cumulus-201.5

6 mile run over to Hurricane and back. I had to hit a few sprinklers as it was still way hot outside. I think I'm ready for September and October. Hip started hurting the last few miles.

Nimbus-219

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Comments
From wildbull on Fri, Aug 01, 2008 at 12:36:55

meet 5 am at the store

Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesCrosstraining milesTotal Miles
11.000.004.000.000.0015.00

Good 15 mile run with the wildbull this morning. First 7 miles, kept the pace right around 7 min, then ran the next 4 around 6:25-6:30, then the last few my hip got tight, so I didn't push it too hard. Overall average was 6:50 pace, so much better than last week. However, I didn't feel very good when we finished, stomach issues. Bill is in great shape right now, I had to keep telling him to slow down in the beginning. He was doing a fartlek workout, everytime he would see someone he would speed up, he would increase the pace double time if he was approaching a female. He scared two girls pretty good at one point.

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Comments
From Mike Warren on Sat, Aug 02, 2008 at 14:06:31

Dustin, good job on the 15. I think there is a leash law for the Bull. You could of been fined! It was nice to see you today, hope you can stay healthy for STGM.

From MarcieJ on Sat, Aug 02, 2008 at 17:47:00

Bill is in good shape! I am glad I was not one of the two women. You are getting some good miles in, I hope that hip will just cooperate!

From Karl on Sun, Aug 03, 2008 at 01:35:09

We have started practice. Every morning at 7 and afternoon at 4. I go evenings usually cause we don't run much in the afternoon. We have quite a few guys and lots of girls (soccer). It's not too hot at 7 and when I go in the evening after the sun goes down it's really nice.

Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesCrosstraining milesTotal Miles
5.000.000.000.000.005.00

I actually got up early on a Monday morning and went for a run, instead of playing basketball. I was even thinking of doing some Pah Tempe Hill repeats, but while warming up I just didn't feel very good. Legs and hips still sore from the longer run Saturday, so I just did an easy 5 miles, maybe tonight or tomorrow I'll do some hill stuff. Back to school today, not nearly as excited as when I was a young kid.

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From wildbull on Tue, Aug 05, 2008 at 10:14:59

welcome back to school. yea.

Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesCrosstraining milesTotal Miles
5.250.001.250.000.006.50

Not a very good workout.  I did a 3 mile warm-up, then did 4xPah Tempe hill repeats.

1-2:13 felt decent

2-2:14 legs dead

3-2:14 was really hurting here, but decided to attempt one more

4-2:19 struggled from the beginning on this one.  Threw-up afterward, but really didn't have much to throw up since I hadn't eaten since lunch.

Only did 1 mile for a cool-down.

I'm really feeling down after this workout.  My hip is always hurting and I don't feel that motivated to train right now. 

Maybe I just need to eat some dinner and get to bed. 

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From wildbull on Wed, Aug 06, 2008 at 10:36:44

I am impressed you went out and did those hill repeats. awesome. Throwing up is never fun. hang in there Dustin. you have great talent for a little budda.

Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesCrosstraining milesTotal Miles
7.500.000.000.003.0010.50

Rode bike to school this morning, legs and hips still feeling sore. Rode bike home, then did a short 3 mile run around La Verkin. We have back to school night tonight, but I'm planning on doing a few more miles after that. Still dealing with hip pain.

Cumulus-204

Did 4.5 run tonight up past the substation. Enjoyable run tonight, even with nagging hip.

Nimbus-223

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From Mike Warren on Wed, Aug 06, 2008 at 13:36:24

Back to school, Yuk! Get those hips better, Bro! We need to get out for a run.

Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesCrosstraining milesTotal Miles
0.000.000.000.004.004.00

Another morning of feeling pain and discomfort when I got up. Rode bike to work again.  Took a longer route on my way home from work.  Don't plan on running any today, see if the hip feels any better tomorrow.

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Comments
From Mike Warren on Thu, Aug 07, 2008 at 21:25:29

I feel your frustration. This is a tough sport to stick with. Hang in there my friend.

From Logan on Fri, Aug 08, 2008 at 11:13:19

We are meeting at the store Saturday at 5am to run the course. I am planning on doing 20.

From Dustin on Fri, Aug 08, 2008 at 11:19:41

Thanks Logan. I won't be there, I'm taking the scouts camping tonight. I don't think I could even manage 5 miles right now. This hip has really been an issue this week.

Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesCrosstraining milesTotal Miles
7.000.003.000.000.0010.00

Really good run for me this afternoon. In fact part of the run would rank right up there with some of the most enjoyable things I've done this summer. I've been struggling all week with hip problems and I wasn't going to run very far this afternoon. However, with it being overcast and the temp's not too bad I headed the La Verkin Twist and made my way to the Overlook. Climbing the hills were a bit of a challenge, but I actually felt pretty good. After a brief stop at the top, I headed back down, this is when it got fun, a huge down pour of rain made the run back down into La Verkin very nice. It has been a long time, since I've ran in the pouring rain (something I really enjoy), so it was nice this afternoon. I ran 3 miles at Tinman tempo pace. Average was 7:45, not bad with quite a few hill climbs.

Cumulus-214

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From Mike Warren on Sat, Aug 09, 2008 at 00:46:08

Thats great news! Nice miles. Have fun on the Scout trip. I was in Young mens for 4 years. Some of the campouts can be quit interesting, to say the least.

Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesCrosstraining milesTotal Miles
0.000.000.000.009.009.00

25 mile bike ride this morning, with the scouts. We went out around Sand Hollow. My legs and butt are really feeling it now. Hope to get in some miles running tonight. We'll see how the day goes.

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From wildbull on Sat, Aug 09, 2008 at 14:51:29

I am Glad you had a good bike ride. you should count all of those miles as running! You will become so popular on the Blog. Littlw Budda needs a wide seat for that bike.

From Wildbull on Mon, Aug 11, 2008 at 15:47:41

I want to run the race. But like the race before im am kind of torn between helping steve and running it. How about yourself.

Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesCrosstraining milesTotal Miles
11.000.000.000.000.0011.00

Went out in the heat of the day. I thought I could manage 8 miles, but by 2.5 I decided to turn back. I was running along 600 North trail, so I stopped at the ball field and made good use of their water hose. I then proceeded to the bridge, but stopped and walked across the bridge to regain focus. Even with the walking, I was able to edge out the 8:00 min guy. Planning on doing some more miles, later once the sun goes down.

Did 6 miles tonight, ran over to the Chervon, then back to the high school, half a mile around the track, then home.

Cumulus-225

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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesCrosstraining milesTotal Miles
3.000.000.000.000.003.00

Not a lot of time today, and I wasn't feeling very good so I only did 3 miles. This hip injury is still really bothering me. Maybe since my birthday is coming up I'll try a massage again.

Nimbus-226 

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Comments
From Mike Warren on Wed, Aug 13, 2008 at 12:04:02

Sorry to hear about the hip. When your up to a nice easy run, give me a call. Well do more talking than running.

From wildbull on Wed, Aug 13, 2008 at 13:43:59

Don't let Big foot (Mike) fool you. He will try to rock your world and throw in a couple of sprints in the middle of the 10 mile run. Big foot has no shame. no mercy. then when your sucking wind he looks back at you and grins, then says. ("is that all you got")

From Dustin on Wed, Aug 13, 2008 at 14:35:03

Wildbull, is always the guy throwing in the random sprints. Looks like I'm going to be helping Steve out with the race Saturday and not running the race, so maybe afterwards we can get in some miles. I really need to get to training if I'm going to have any kind of showing at the marathon this year.

From MarcieJ on Wed, Aug 13, 2008 at 15:01:58

So is any of the club members running the race? I am trying to figure out I am going to do on sat.

From Dustin on Wed, Aug 13, 2008 at 15:07:33

I think Steve is still needing as much help as possible. My family is going to go up to Pine Valley Friday night, and then I plan on doing some miles either before or after the race.

From Wildbull on Wed, Aug 13, 2008 at 16:01:22

Dustin, i am going to help Steve Saturday also.

lets get together and run. We could run the marathon course if you want. depending on how hot it is.

Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesCrosstraining milesTotal Miles
6.000.003.000.000.009.00

Great workout for me tonight (something I've been needing to have, to help me stay motivated) Anyway, I left the house at 7:00 pm, still very hot out, probably still right around 100. I did 2.5 miles easy warm-up, then started into a workout of 1000m repeats on my marked off course in La Verkin with 2:00 min recovery. The goal pace was 3:33-3:38

1-3:34.84 (5:42 pace) Felt nice and relaxed

2-3:30.85 (5:38) Another decent repeat

3-3:34.05 (5:41) Starting to hurt a little, hip feeling tight

4-3:32.55 (5:40) Really pushed the last half

5-3:32.20 (5:40) Didn't feel good from the start, but did manage to pick it up the last half.

Did another 2.5 miles cool-down. The hip bothered me through much of the workout, but I just tried to push through the pain. I've now done this workout three times and here are the splits to compare.
6-30-08 7-23-08 8-13-08
3:42 3:28 3:34
3:34 3:27 3:30
3:35 3:32 3:34
3:37 3:38 3:32
3:37
3:32

Speedstars-100

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Comments
From Superfly on Thu, Aug 14, 2008 at 10:37:15

Good solid workout yesterday. Those 1000's treated me like their little slave yesterday. Good to see you had a better workout even with the hip pain.

Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesCrosstraining milesTotal Miles
3.000.000.000.003.006.00

Not a very good night of sleep, Jarren was up many times. He has now mastered the getting out the crib things, so he is now wondering the house in the middle of the night. Rode my bike to work this morning.

I only managed to run the La Verkin 5K loop tonight, felt ok.

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Comments
From Steve Hooper on Fri, Aug 15, 2008 at 00:59:48

Great run yesterday! See you Saturday.

Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesCrosstraining milesTotal Miles
10.000.000.000.000.0010.00

Not feeling very good this morning. I think I need more sleep. Did a painful 8 miles this afternoon in the burning sun. I ran over to Sky Mountain Golf Course along the 600 North trail. The run was pretty slow and my hip and ankle were hurting, but at least I got some miles in.

Cumulus-233

Weight: 0.00
Comments
From MarcieJ on Fri, Aug 15, 2008 at 09:54:22

How is your hip doing? Are you still planning on running Hobblecreek? Hope you can get some good rest this weekend!

From Dustin on Fri, Aug 15, 2008 at 10:19:13

I'm signed up for Hobblecreek, but not 100% sure I'm feeling good enough to go race.

From Mike Warren on Fri, Aug 15, 2008 at 22:11:20

Hang in there. Are you running with the club, after the race tomorrow?

From Predog on Sat, Aug 16, 2008 at 14:13:59

Good luck with those injuries and stuff...and yes, sleep does help immensely as I have discovered the hard way. :) Keep on truckin and keep positive.

Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesCrosstraining milesTotal Miles
12.000.004.000.000.0016.00

Pretty decent run this morning. After helping out with the Pine Valley 5K and 10K race Bill, Mike, Bruce and I left from Pine Valley and cruised down to Central. The Bull was already firing on all cylinders, so we tried to slow him down a bit. Ran the first 9.5 miles in 7:07 pace. Then after a short drink at Central I took off and pushed the pace for 4 miles (averaged 6:30 pace) then slowed up to around 7:05 pace for the last two miles. I was starting to heat up and felt a blister coming on, on my right foot back on the heal, in the weird place where I got some really bad blisters two years ago.

Anyway, overall a good run. Hip was bothering me again most of the run, but that was to be expected. My hip hurts worse when I run downhill, but we don't get to run up in Pine Valley very often, so that was nice and the temperature wasn't too bad, except for the last 5 to 6 miles.

Stratus-343

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Comments
From Mike Warren on Sat, Aug 16, 2008 at 14:40:21

Dustin, thanks for a great run today! You are an animal. You looked pretty good out there, I just hope it all comes together for SGM for you.

From wildbull on Sun, Aug 17, 2008 at 11:53:11

great run Dustin. You looked great that second half.

Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesCrosstraining milesTotal Miles
5.000.000.000.005.0010.00

Played basketball this morning, then was going to ride my bike to work, but I had a flat tire, bummer. I was already late, so I just took the car. Hope to get in some miles tonight.

Hot 4 mile run this evening. I went up the La Verkin twist half way then back down. Did another easy mile with Jansen while he was practicing riding his bike up to my in-laws and back.

Nimbus-233

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Comments
From Mike Warren on Mon, Aug 18, 2008 at 23:26:18

Running in the heat, Yuk! Are you going down the marathon course, this weekend?

Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesCrosstraining milesTotal Miles
5.000.003.002.000.0010.00

Awesome workout tonight. Funny how things work, going into the workout I was dreading running mile repeats and I about had Sunny turn the car around, because it was also getting dark and where I was going to be running there isn't much room on the shoulder of the road. I thought maybe just bag the workout and get an earlier start tomorrow, but then I thought well we're already out this far, might as well go through with things.

Anyway, Sunny drove me out to Anderson Junction and then I did a 2 mile warm-up down Mills Lane. Then began the workout, which called for 5x 1 mile, with 3:00 min recovery. The goal pace was to be around my LT pace which would be around 6:00 min. However, I got a little carried away and most of these miles were downhill, which is an area I need to improve on. Learning how to run faster on the downhill sections of a race, especially the second half of the marathon course.

1-5:44- Good downhill at the start, and then a short little hill climb, then back to downhill

2-5:29- All gradual downhill, had to jump off the road once to dodge a truck

3-5:50- Downhill, then a little uphill coming into Toquerville

4-5:48- A little bit of uphill coming out of Toquerville, then flat to gradual downhill. Had to dodge quite a few cars on this mile.

5-5:31 Flat start, then very steep downhill and very narrow road.

As you can see my splits were kind of all over the place, but each mile was unique. I'm going to try this workout again in a few weeks, now that I've established a baseline.

Easy 2 mile jog home, up the hill into La Verkin, then down 300 West

Speedstar-110

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Comments
From Runnman on Wed, Aug 20, 2008 at 09:38:42

Nice workout Dustin. Good speed.

From wildbull on Wed, Aug 20, 2008 at 16:57:28

Alright Dustin. great work out. Hobble here we come. We can leave after school give me a call

Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesCrosstraining milesTotal Miles
5.000.000.000.002.007.00

Rode bike to work today. We had a big assembly about wearing a helmet when riding your bike and of course, today was the day I didn't have my helmet and every student that came into my classroom had something to say to me. I just said "Hey I'm not planning on crashing today."

5 easy miles tonight. Ran over to the bridge and back, then did the La Verkin 5K loop with Sunny. It was nice she was able to get out and get a run in, she has taken a few weeks off and been kind of sick with allergies.

Nimbus-238

Weight: 0.00
Comments
From Mike Warren on Wed, Aug 20, 2008 at 23:56:15

Got to love all the bull a teacher puts up with. Nice job getting the miles in. If you head north, have a great time and good luck!

From Wildbull on Thu, Aug 21, 2008 at 10:36:28

Hey Dustin, I would like to leave as soon as you get out of school. let me know what time. thanks. not sure i will make it tonight but i will try.

From dave holt on Thu, Aug 21, 2008 at 16:08:56

Good luck up there!

Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesCrosstraining milesTotal Miles
3.000.000.000.000.003.00

La Verkin 5K loop with Jarren in the stroller.  Ran just over 28 minutes, which was about 2 minutes faster than last night when I went out with Sunny.

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Comments
From Karl on Fri, Aug 22, 2008 at 01:22:07

Yeah our hill workout was just down the road from hurricane intermediate.

From Sunny on Fri, Aug 22, 2008 at 12:03:02

What are you trying to say? I'm slow at running! JK

From Dustin on Fri, Aug 22, 2008 at 12:25:09

I was worried you might make a comment, Sunny. Sorry about taking Jarren out a making him fall asleep last night.

From Superfly on Fri, Aug 22, 2008 at 17:45:50

Good luck this weekend. Someone from Southern Utah needs to represent on the podium this year??? It's up to you and the Wild Billy.

Race: Hobble Creek Half (13.1 Miles) 01:18:19, Place overall: 3, Place in age division: 1
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesCrosstraining milesTotal Miles
1.9013.100.000.000.0015.00

Well, this was not a spectacular performance or anything. However, I was satisfied with my effort, especially considering my current fitness level and training (or lack of). I ran this race in 2006 and ended up taking a wrong turn around mile 11.5, so this year the main goal was to first run the correct route. The second goal was to push the first 10K hard and then just see how long I could hold on. I really didn't have any time goals going in and I figured if I ran a PR that would be a bonus, but not something I would be focusing on or upset with if I didn't hit a PR.

At the start Bill and I met up with Michelle, Josse, and Marcie. I told Michelle I would try to help her out some if I could. Once the gun went off it was really weird, Mike Vick took off, but nobody else really jetted out of there. I was really surprised because I figured for sure there would be some faster people or at least some younger runners going out hard, like most races. Anyway, I just decided to stick to my plan and try to hit around 5:40's

1-5:33

2-5:43 Just Michelle and I in 2nd and 3rd place. At this point I realize my Garmin is off on where they have the miles marked. Anyway, I should have just started taking splits from their mile markers, but I didn't. So pretty much the whole race my mile splits were different from the marked course.

3-5:47 (17:04) in 2006 I was 16:33 at 3 miles, so I'm already thinking that today will be slower. I picked up the pace a little on Michelle, but figure she'll catch up before long

4-5:42

5-5:51 Still holding on to 2nd place overall

6-5:59 (34:27) Around this time the two bandits show up and I just let them go by. Start feeling a little stomach cramp

7-6:05 A small hill, and starting to heat up

8-5:53 This mile felt pretty good

9-6:06

10-6:22 Legs are dead by now and the hip has started to tighten up, 2nd place overall runner from Wasatch Running Center passes me, and Michelle is closing fast.

11-6:35 I put it into relax mode and encourage Michelle to go after it. Kind of funny I look at the back of her singlet and think. Yep! I just got chicked.

12-6:39 Managed to make the correct turn this year and coasted through the neighborhood. I even stopped at a guy's house and cooled off in his sprinklers.

13-6:10 Didn't push it too hard to the finish and just worked on keeping the hip in check.

Anyway, I figured I was 6th overall, and the 5th male finisher. However, I didn't know that two of the guys were bandits and didn't finish, so that bumped me up to 3rd overall for the males with a time of 1:18:19 (5:58 pace). I know all you fast guys are saying 1:18:19 and you got third? All I have to say to you guys is thank you for running either Top of Utah Half or the Park City Marathon. For my efforts I did receive a nice plaque and $50 gift certificate to Runner's Corner. However, I still feel like Shawn Crawford did the other day when the two runners in the 200m got disqualified and he ended up with a medal.

Bill had a PR which was great and he ended up taking 3rd in his division and Marcie took 1st in her division. So St. George was represented nicely.

In conclusion, I was glad I went up and did the race, I really didn't know what to expect and now I have a better idea where I'm at and what I need to work on in preparation for the marathon.

Speedstar-125


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Comments
From Superfly on Sat, Aug 23, 2008 at 18:38:56

Good job Dustin. I told you yesterday to get on the podium and you came through big time. Now we both have a 3rd place finish at Hobble to add to our resumes.

From Kelli on Sat, Aug 23, 2008 at 18:40:38

3rd place is 3rd place! Great job!

From Dustin on Sat, Aug 23, 2008 at 18:46:38

Clyde there is a big difference between your 3rd place effort and mine. You would have tore it up today. Actually you did on your nice 21 mile workout.

From TylerS on Sun, Aug 24, 2008 at 00:30:12

Good job today, I was glad to meet some people from St. George, hopefully I can hook up with some of you when we come down for a weekend. It was a really weird race? Nobody to really push us along, I have never felt so lonely in a half marathon. Great job and I am glad to have met you and Bill.

Tyler S

From jtshad on Sun, Aug 24, 2008 at 10:51:43

Great race and good job on the 3rd place finish. Sounds like you ran a nice controlled race.

Run strong!

From MarcieJ on Sun, Aug 24, 2008 at 11:13:00

Good job Dustin and if you had to get chicked by someone, at least it was by Michelle (she's not human) I think that is a solid race for you considering your hip and not being able to train the way you would like. ANyways as always it was fun to hang out after the race, thanks for the cheers from you and Bill at the awards!

From Jody on Sun, Aug 24, 2008 at 11:55:07

Great Job! Congrats on the third place finish!

From Tom on Sun, Aug 24, 2008 at 19:17:49

Nice job Dustin, it's great to see you running very well despite the injury and training issues you've had to deal with this year.

From Jon on Sun, Aug 24, 2008 at 19:26:55

Yes, like Tom said, good job with all the challenges along the way.

From Mike Warren on Sun, Aug 24, 2008 at 22:37:20

Little Budda, not bad at all. I know you have the ability to blow this time out of the water. But considering everything involved, I hope your happy with the result. I am very impressed with your race. Plus, putting up with the Bull all the way to Hobble, has to be worth something.

From Sunny on Mon, Aug 25, 2008 at 12:00:36

You did great honey! Your plaque and gift certificate is just what you needed! Nice race even though you are bummed about your time. I am glad you went and ran it.

From Runnman on Mon, Aug 25, 2008 at 21:52:04

Dustin, We are going for a 20 or so on the SGM course Sat. Meet at the Running Center at 5:00am. Great job on your half.

Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesCrosstraining milesTotal Miles
8.500.000.000.000.008.50

Nice run tonight, over to Hurricane down 400 South all the way out west then back on State road 9. Total mileage was 8.5 and I was able to average 7:32 pace, which I thought was decent. My legs are still feeling sore from the race Saturday. I noticed the most pain in my left calf muscle, and then of course my right hip which is always bugging me.

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From Mike Warren on Tue, Aug 26, 2008 at 00:04:04

Good effort, slept in and still got it done. Nice!

Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesCrosstraining milesTotal Miles
5.000.000.000.002.007.00


Rode bike to school this morning, legs a little stiff and sore. I guess that is what happens when you are another year older. Yep, Birthday today big 33, but don't think I'm going to head out and run 33 miles (like some of my friends would). I enjoy running, but not to that extent. I might however, do a hill workout later tonight.

Not a very good evening of running. I did 3 miles alone after eating Cafe Rio, big mistake, but it tasted so good. Then I ran to the fire hydrant with Sunny and back, she was actually having to wait for me tonight.

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Comments
From wildbull on Tue, Aug 26, 2008 at 10:55:19

Happy Birthday Dustin. Hope you have a great day. It is jodies birthday too.

From Sunny on Tue, Aug 26, 2008 at 11:48:46

Happy Birthday Honey! I love you! I hope you have a great day! Yeah, I'd like to see you run 33 miles.;o)

From walter on Tue, Aug 26, 2008 at 11:51:49

Wow, did you see your wifes entry for today Dustin? take a look! HAPPY BIRTHDAY BIG GUY! Pretty soon you'll be in the 35-39 year olds! lol Keep on truckin!

From Tom on Tue, Aug 26, 2008 at 11:59:29

Wow cool you and Kim's birthdays are on the same day. Hope your day is a good one!

From Kim on Tue, Aug 26, 2008 at 12:01:18

Happy Birthday Dustin! I'm not running 42 miles today either! I hope you have a great day!

From Superfly on Tue, Aug 26, 2008 at 12:06:00

Happy Birthday! Come on just go do the 33 miles today. You'll remember it forever. J/k. Have a good day!

From Dustin on Tue, Aug 26, 2008 at 12:15:35

Clyde I would have needed to of started right after mid-night last night and it would have taken me most of the day to hit 33 miles, but you are right it would be something to remember forever.

From Lucia on Tue, Aug 26, 2008 at 12:22:50

Have a fabulous birthday Dustin! You should run 3.3 miles, OR 33 kilometers! :)

From Paul Petersen on Tue, Aug 26, 2008 at 12:27:52

Happy birthday. Perhaps run for 33 minutes?

From Andy on Tue, Aug 26, 2008 at 12:30:41

Happy Birthday!

From Jon on Tue, Aug 26, 2008 at 12:34:52

Happy Birthday, Dustin! How about 33 km run (just under 20 miles)- that could be doable!

From Sunny on Tue, Aug 26, 2008 at 13:44:03

I'll run 3.3 miles or 33 minutes with you tonight! If that is on your agenda.

From Dustin on Tue, Aug 26, 2008 at 14:03:34

I think the 3.3 miles would be more enjoyable than the 33km

From Runnman on Tue, Aug 26, 2008 at 21:57:25

Happy B-day. Keep on running!!! 45 doesn't feel much different than 33 did. See you Sat. I hope.

From cody on Tue, Aug 26, 2008 at 22:35:18

Happy Birthday old man!

From Dustin on Tue, Aug 26, 2008 at 22:39:12

Thanks everyone. My monthly visitor shot up from 95 to 113, what a nice present from everyone. I actually treated myself to a little Cafe Rio tonight and now it is time for my run, this might be a problem but hopefully things will be ok.

From Andy on Tue, Aug 26, 2008 at 23:04:18

I usually don't hear guys talking about their monthly visitor. It took me a minute to figure out what you were talking about.

From Dustin on Wed, Aug 27, 2008 at 00:11:01

Sorry, about the confusion Andy, I meant to say monthly people viewing my blog. We'll leave the monthly visitor talk to the women.

Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesCrosstraining milesTotal Miles
5.000.000.000.005.0010.00

Played basketball for an hour this morning.  La Verkin 5K Loop with Sunny, then ran 2 miles over to Hurricane Elementary and Sunny picked me up.  Right leg felt sore along with the hip.

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Comments
From Mike Warren on Wed, Aug 27, 2008 at 10:58:18

Your the B-ball King!

From wildbull on Wed, Aug 27, 2008 at 11:31:23

Basketball is good. Hey Byu play saturday. is it in television? Whats the plan for saturday? Peachdays? or 20? or what?

From Dustin on Wed, Aug 27, 2008 at 12:34:30

Sounds like Ken would like to do 20 miles on the course. I'm up for either. If we did the race, then we could go out for a few more miles later, or if everyone is wanting to do the 20 miler I could use that also.

Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesCrosstraining milesTotal Miles
5.000.000.000.000.005.00

Easy 5 mile run down through Confluence Park, legs feeling tired, took an ice bath tonight (not very cold though, needed more ice) then did some stretching. Was thinking of doing hill repeats then had to big of dinner, plus still very hot out, so opted for the easy run. I think I might just forget about the hill repeats this week, take tomorrow easy and then try to hit some marathon pace miles on the long run Saturday.

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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesCrosstraining milesTotal Miles
6.500.000.000.000.006.50

Easy 6.5 miles tonight

Happy Birthday Sunny!!!

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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesCrosstraining milesTotal Miles
11.009.003.000.000.0023.00

Good run for me this morning. I've been concerned about my endurance and today's run probably helped that a little bit. Earlier in the week I saw Marcie and she said they were planning a 23 mile run this morning on the course. In the past I've never done a training run longer than 20 miles, but I figured I would be a good sport and go along with the group if that was what they were really wanting to do. Anyway, last night I was thinking if I could run around 2:40-2:45 that would be a decent workout for 23 miles.

Got to the park and had lots of people catch a ride up with Mike. The Circle of Trust did a 16 mile workout, RUNNMAN got dropped off up a little further and did a 20 miler. Then Mike, Marcie, Marissa?, and Me started above Brookside.

We took the first 11.5 miles easy.

1-7:54

2-7:46

3-7:14

4-7:13

5-8:14 Veyo Hill

6-7:56

7-7:39

8-7:55

9-7:31

10-7:21

11-7:20

After 11.5 I stopped got some water, went the bathroom then started to pick up the pace. We were right at 7:40 average pace

12-6:46

13-6:00

14-6:04

15-6:11- Right Hamstring started to cramp up along with some intense hip pain

16-6:35 Winchester Hill

17-6:16

18-6:02

19-6:16

20-6:00

21-6:23

22-6:46

23-6:30

Tried to pick up the pace to the finish, but ended up coming in at 2:40:07, so 6:57 average for the entire run, which I feel pretty good about. If I could actually be close to this time 2:40 on race day, I would be pretty happy. Of course that is adding 3 miles than I ran today. Anyway, I'm glad I did this workout, and now it is time to relax for the rest of the day and watch some college football.

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Comments
From MarcieJ on Sat, Aug 30, 2008 at 13:20:18

Great run Dustin! You flew in the last half of the run. I dont think you will have a problem getting your goal time, just be careful with that hip!

From Mike Warren on Sat, Aug 30, 2008 at 13:57:43

Dustin, thanks for the run today. If you can hit some solid miles, the next 4 weeks. STGM will produce a PR, no doubt!

From Superfly on Sat, Aug 30, 2008 at 20:02:44

Way to pump out 23 miles today. 23 miles is 23 miles so good job. You really ran steady after picking up the pace too on the last half. Great workout and we still have 4 solid weeks left to get better.

From Runnman on Sun, Aug 31, 2008 at 12:32:27

Good job Dustin. I was really hoping that you would get out and run with me. Your SGM PR is better than mine, so I'm always looking for more advise about running a better race. Thanks for the encouragement.

From wildbull on Mon, Sep 01, 2008 at 21:03:26

way to crank it It up Dustin. Whata great work out.

Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesCrosstraining milesTotal Miles
6.000.000.000.000.006.00

6 miles this evening, legs still really sore from the long run on Saturday, so I took things very slow and easy tonight. Ran over to Hurricane High and did a few laps on their new track surface, it feels pretty nice and I'm looking forward to doing some speed workouts over there in the future.

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Comments
From wildbull on Mon, Sep 01, 2008 at 22:04:03

good job getting out.

From ryan on Tue, Sep 02, 2008 at 13:47:04

nice run saturaday. you've done a great job getting out and keeping a high fitness level even with the nagging aches and pains. are you racing this weekend? what are you realistically shooting for in the marathon this year?

From ryan on Tue, Sep 02, 2008 at 13:58:27

dustin i am signing up for the half marathon. i think the half will suite me better. i will do a final 20 miler the following weekend and then be done.

From wildbull on Tue, Sep 02, 2008 at 16:56:21

Hi Dustin, I was planning on it. but after running with steve on monday and talking to him. He needs like 40 volunteers. I have decided to help him, Then have a run after words. can you get the scouts to help out? Steve did say he would give a certificate to every one that helped out.

From Hayden on Tue, Sep 02, 2008 at 18:46:40

Good job getting some miles in. Good luck with the training.

Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesCrosstraining milesTotal Miles
7.000.000.000.002.009.00

Ran 7 miles. I was going to do some 1000m repeats over at HHS, but once I got over there, they were having a soccer game so I just ran back to La Verkin and did a few more miles, maybe in the morning I will do some repeats on my course here in La Verkin.

Speedstar-132

Played an hour of ultimate frisbee with the scouts, talk about a workout.  I was running the whole time with only two other guys on my team. 

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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesCrosstraining milesTotal Miles
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Rode bike to work this morning. 

Nice difficult workout this afternoon.  I had to hurry to get this workout done, before Jordan's football game over in St. George, so I headed out the door at 3:30 pm and it was still very hot out.  I did 1.5 mile warm-up then got into 5x1000m CV repeats, hoping to hit around 3:33-3:38 pace

1-3:28 (5:33) Maybe a little fast

2-3:26 (5:31) Still feeling good

3-3:27 (5:32) Surprised I was able to hit this time, because the heat is starting to get to me.

4-3:30 (5:40) I thought this might be my last one 

5-3:34 (5:44) I tried the best I could, but the legs were gone by this time.

Not much time for a cool-down only did 1 mile.

I'm feeling pretty good after this workout.  My legs were heavy, but my hip didn't seem to bother me very much during the workout which was good.

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Comments
From Mike Warren on Wed, Sep 03, 2008 at 09:56:14

Go Dustin, Do you have a horn on the bike? You racing this weekend?

From wildbull on Wed, Sep 03, 2008 at 12:34:50

Dustin, where you able to take off the training wheels? and have you been refered to as peewee herman?

Nice ride brother!

From Superfly on Wed, Sep 03, 2008 at 13:14:36

Nice one Bill.

From Dustin on Wed, Sep 03, 2008 at 13:43:45

Bill this is a family-safe site and we don't need any references to peewee herman, even though he is your hero.

From Sunny on Wed, Sep 03, 2008 at 18:23:26

Good Job Honey riding your bike! But you forgot one thing......your helmet!

From wildbull on Thu, Sep 04, 2008 at 11:54:05

very nice Dustin. consistant splits. are you sure the track is measured correctly. it has been rumored that one of the HS tracks around here does not measure up. or was that the coach?

well at any rate your looking pretty good. i decided to help steve but i am going to be at the first water stop and start my run at 18 out after the last runner leaves the water stop. I would think you would have a good shoot at winning this race.

From Dustin on Thu, Sep 04, 2008 at 12:47:29

That sounds like a good plan Bill. I didn't go to the track. I have a 1000m course marked off here in La Verkin.

From wildbull on Thu, Sep 04, 2008 at 13:14:16

if i catch you. saturday. i think you should buy lunch at Ted and allens. Deal? how are you feeling? I have your winter crest. i can give it to you saturday!

From Dustin on Thu, Sep 04, 2008 at 13:15:56

You do have to run Bill, catching a ride won't fly

Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesCrosstraining milesTotal Miles
10.000.000.000.000.0010.00

10 painfully slow miles up the La Verkin Twist to the Overlook and back downhill.  I struggled going up and coming down, legs pretty dead from yesterday and running in the afternoon heat really zapped me.  Oh well, got the miles in.

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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesCrosstraining milesTotal Miles
7.500.000.000.008.0015.50

Played basketball this morning for over an hour, good workout, then I rode my bike to work and yes I had my helmet on and the training wheels off. Plan on doing a run tonight and then see how the legs feel tomorrow for the 20 miler.

It must be getting close to the marathon, because I've lost 5 lbs in the last week. The goal is for me to lose the Little Budda stomach and get Abs of Steel. Right now I'm weighing 145 which based on previous years would put me running right around 2:45 in the marathon. I really think once I get down around 140 or under for my weight I will then be able to see times under 2:40 for the marathon.

7.5 miles tonight into what felt like a furnace.  The temperature was still pretty hot at 6:00 pm but the main trouble was the headwind I was running into the entire way.  Anyway, decent run headed over 600 North trail, got water at hole #13, then down toward Brentwood, Sunny picked me up before my 8 miles were done, which was fine, with the race tomorrow I'm sure I'll be able to hit my goal of 70 miles for the week.  70 miles in six days is about my limit right now.  I really don't know if my body could handle much more.  I was hoping to have increased the miles more over the summer, but it seems like once I get in the 60-70 mile range I really start noticing hip problems.  However, I do have some ideas I'm going to try after the marathon to see if I can become a little stronger and then maybe work to increase the mileage as my body and my schedule allows.

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Comments
From Mike Warren on Fri, Sep 05, 2008 at 10:11:10

5 lbs! Holy smokes, now we need a new nickname for you. We are pulling for you tomorrow. Good job wearing the helmet and taking off the training wheels.

From wildbull on Fri, Sep 05, 2008 at 14:48:27

abs of flab, no more for ever more.

From wheakory on Fri, Sep 05, 2008 at 15:02:21

Keep up the training and your 2:40 will be there. The weight will come off with consistency. Good luck tomorrow.

Race: Trails 20 miler (20 Miles) 02:10:00, Place overall: 1, Place in age division: 1
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesCrosstraining milesTotal Miles
1.0010.0010.000.000.0021.00

Well, I really wanted to get in a good quality 20 miler before the marathon and today I was able to accomplish that goal. I had set as a time goal to run as close to 2:10:00 as possible, which would be right at 6:30 pace. I ran a few 20 milers last year on the marathon course in preparation for the marathon and was able to average 6:36. I knew today in order to hit 2:10:00 I would need to push the first ten a little faster and the finish has some rolling hills. There were also a few short hill climbs in the first ten.

1-6:15- Good start and I could tell there wasn't going to be much serious competition. Once again, I have to thank the Circle of Trust (Logan, Dave, and Clyde) as they were all out of town, also Steve Olsen, Steve Hooper, Wildbull, and Mike- didn't run and some other fast guys did the half, so I was able to get a nice victory for my efforts.

2-5:57- Some steep downhill here. Stop at the first water stop since Wildbull and Bigfoot were there. I'm still wondering what they spiked my drink with?

3-6:00

4-6:11

5-6:18

6-6:08

7-6:24- little hill climb

8-6:20

9-6:47- I think another short hill

10-6:22 (1:02:46) I was feeling pretty good here and had accomplished my first goal to run under 1:05 and bank a few minutes. I averaged 6:16 so that was encouraging

11-6:29

12-6:22

13-6:57 short hill, and stopped at the aid station to stretch and get proper fluids

14-6:35

15-6:32- short stop at aid station

16-6:27

17-8:10- Yes, that is quite a bit slower than I was going, but I stopped and walked some up the hill, then stopped at the aid station at the top and had a short conversation with a guy that was doing the half and I had caught up to.

18-6:20- I start trying to do the math here to figure out if I'll be close to my 2:10 time goal.

19-6:44- Rolling hills

 

20-6:32

Finish right at 2:10:00.03, (6:31 pace) and get a good laugh at being right on what I was hoping for. Of course I ran the second 10 miles, quite a bit slower but I was still pretty happy with this run. I think this course is more difficult than doing 20 miles down the marathon course, so maybe I'm close to where I was at last year at this same time.

I did one mile walk/jog to cool-down and put me at 70 miles for the week, which is the most miles I've done in a week since June I think? The hip actually felt pretty good today.

After the awards, Bill and his son, Sunny and I, and Mike and his wife had some breakfast at Sonic, we'll have to hit IHOP next time. And yes, Bill sometime I might treat you to Ted & Allen's.

Speedstar-161

 

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Comments
From Mike Warren on Sat, Sep 06, 2008 at 15:35:19

Awesome race Dustin. I think even you will be surprised at STGM this year. In my opinion, this is alot tougher then the marathon course. All the rolling hills and more steep climbs than I thought. When Bull and I went back to get the truck, we were really looking at. Having the hills at the end plays mental games as well. Another victory and very well ran race, nice job!

From Chad on Sat, Sep 06, 2008 at 15:51:01

Well done, Dustin! Congrats on the win and the quality long run.

From wheakory on Sat, Sep 06, 2008 at 15:59:34

Nice run Dustin! Congratulations! Your going to rock St. George this year.

Do you like the Asics Speedstar as a marathon shoe?

From MichelleL on Sat, Sep 06, 2008 at 16:24:53

Good job! Are we going to run together the first half of St. G? :) I need you to drag me up veyo (no walking there!) and up damerron valley.

From Dustin on Sat, Sep 06, 2008 at 16:44:19

Kory, I've liked the Speedstars so far and would recommend them as a good marathon shoe. They give you a little more support and cushion compared to a racing flat.

Michelle, I'll try to do what I can to help you, but I don't think you'll need much help from me, you are running really good right now.

From wildbull on Sat, Sep 06, 2008 at 16:44:43

great job dustin. you were cooking.

From MarcieJ on Sat, Sep 06, 2008 at 19:48:22

THat was a great run for you! I agree with Mike, you are going to outdo yourself at SG. Wait get the exact time you wanted and 1st place finish!

From Superfly on Sun, Sep 07, 2008 at 13:52:15

Good job Dustin. Your really bringing home some hardware this year. Also good job on hitting your goal. That's a pretty good workout for sure.

From Greg Harris on Mon, Sep 08, 2008 at 11:24:47

Great job on the race. You are ready to roll at SG for sure.

From James on Mon, Sep 08, 2008 at 22:42:18

Good win and long run. I think you will fun well at St. George this year.

Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesCrosstraining milesTotal Miles
4.000.000.000.000.004.00

Easy 4 mile run up to the substation in Hurricane and back.  Legs a little tired from the race still, Achilles on my left leg hurting just a bit?

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Very rough night sleeping, got up and did the La Verkn 5K loop. The kids from Cross Creek were out running, so I tried to keep pace with some of them. Achilles still bothering me a little and still feeling sick.

Found out yesterday we got the house we put an offer on and they would like to close by the end of the month. So I will be busy the next few weeks, getting everything ready for closing, packing up the house and making the move, all while trying to get ready for the marathon. We're pretty excited as the house is quite a bit bigger and just a year old.

It will also be interesting because we'll be in a different ward so I won't be scoutmaster anymore, knowing my luck they'll call me to work with the young men the first week we are there. It seems once church leaders find out you teach school and work with youth, then that is where you end up serving. Anyway, should be an interesting next 3 weeks.

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6 easy miles tonight, pretty busy with Driver's Ed, and a few other things with the house we're getting. The lawn over there hadn't been mowed in quite some time, so I managed to get it mowed, but it was slow going and I could probably now go back and mow it a second time with the mower set a little lower. Anyway ran over to Hurricane High and then caught a ride bike with my sister-in-law, and then did the La Verkin 5K loop with Sunny. Still feeling a little sick, mainly a headache tonight.

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Comments
From jtshad on Tue, Sep 09, 2008 at 11:29:11

Congrats on the house! Start feeling better (and get that achilles well) so you can tackle the next few weeks of hectic life and be ready for SGM.

From wheakory on Wed, Sep 10, 2008 at 00:50:30

That's great news on the house congratulations. Where is it located? Good luck on the move and training. I will see you in St. George hopefully.

From Jodee on Wed, Sep 10, 2008 at 11:05:59

Congrats on the house! I kind of forgot about it. oops! That is really exciting though!

From wildbull on Wed, Sep 10, 2008 at 11:23:52

very nice. If you need help moving let me know. I am considered a journeyman mover thanks to our buddy Steve.

Do you want to run with Me and Ken Saturday?

Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesCrosstraining milesTotal Miles
6.000.000.005.000.0011.00

Great workout tonight, it is funny how sometimes I have one thing planned and then end up doing something entirely different once I get out on a run.  Anyway, we had parent/teacher conferences all day and night.  I got out of my last appointment at 8:15 and figured I would just do an easy 4 mile run home and then maybe 3 miles with Sunny.  I then planned to get up early and do 5 x mile repeats @ LT pace.  Well, once I left the school the temp's were so nice so I headed straight for Hurricane High, it was already pretty dark, but as I got closer I realized the lights were on at the track.  It turns out there was an 8th grade football game going on and it was only in the second quarter, so I just figured hey might as well do the mile repeats right now under the lights.  I don't know what it is but I've always enjoyed running under the lights, maybe it goes back to high school and how everyone thought football players were cool, because they played under the lights, so when we as runners got to run under the lights we thought we were cool.

After the 2 mile warm-up from the Intermediate School I was ready to get right into the workout.  It didn't really bother me that people were trying to watch the game, I just figured I had my i-pod going and I would do my thing.

5 x 1 mile with 400m recovery

1-5:47- Feeling good

2-5:46-Start of my second repeat and start of the second half of the football game

3-5:39- 9:00 pm and 78 degrees, very nice

4-5:45- Feeling a little tired, got a quick drink

5-5:48- Glad to be done, but really still feeling pretty good.  The game got over on this repeat and they were not wasting much time turning the lights off.  I had to hurry to finish up.

Did 2.5 mile cool-down home

Overall, very pleased with this workout and I feel my running is going pretty good right now.  Hopefully, I can avoid any sickness or injuries the next few weeks and then see how things turn out in the marathon.

Stratus-368


Weight: 0.00
Comments
From scotthughes on Thu, Sep 11, 2008 at 14:00:35

Dustin, Thanks for the comment. I say you come in at the finish on saturday...great run. I was considering the 20 but had never run a race before and thought the half would be better for me.

There seems to be a lot of runners in the saint george area that are so helpful. I started running around the end of July and have had so much help especially from the local runners. Someday I hopr to be able to keep up with some of them. Being 49 it is going to be a tough road though with all the young guys out there....

Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesCrosstraining milesTotal Miles
4.000.000.000.000.004.00

Ran 2 miles from the house up the La Verkin Twist is 16:30, back home in 15:30.

Nimbus-259

Weight: 0.00
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesCrosstraining milesTotal Miles
12.000.000.000.000.0012.00

Pretty proud of myself this morning.  I got up before the crack of dawn and got in a good 12 mile run out past Hurricane Intermediate School, well I wouldn't really say it was that good, kind of on the slow side, but that is ok my legs are still feeling tired from the track workout Wednesday night and that 20 mile race last Saturday.

We are heading to Phoenix tonight, so no more running today.  I hope to get in 10 miles tomorrow, which will put me at 50 for the week.  I was hoping for a bit more, but I've just been listening to the body this week.  Actually getting pretty close to TAPER TIME!  I'll probably do 50 miles again next week, then bring it down to 40 and go from there.

I feel like I'm in as good of shape as I was last year, maybe even a little better, so the plan is to try to hit another PR this year at St. George.  I'll probably try to go out a little faster than I have the previous two years.

Cumulus-285

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Comments
From superfly on Fri, Sep 12, 2008 at 10:38:32

Nice run!

From Sunny on Fri, Sep 12, 2008 at 12:16:37

Way to go! I am proud of you too!

From wildbull on Fri, Sep 12, 2008 at 16:42:25

Great job getting out. I am very proud of you to kittle budda. Have a great trip.

Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesCrosstraining milesTotal Miles
9.000.000.000.000.009.00

  9 miles easy in Phoenix

Cumulus-294

Weight: 0.00
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesCrosstraining milesTotal Miles
6.000.000.000.000.006.00

I'm really struggling today. Back feels very stiff and I ate a ton of junk food this weekend on our trip. Hopefully, a good run tonight, will help get some of this stuff out of my system. I've been feeling pretty good lately with my training, but I really need to have a few good more weeks.

6 miles tonight, ran over to Hurricane down to 400 South, then around the Chevron and back to La Verkin. Felt pretty good.

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From Mike Warren on Mon, Sep 15, 2008 at 15:58:02

I think everyone should have a junk food weekend, every now and then. Hang in there, the end is in sight.

From wheakory on Mon, Sep 15, 2008 at 17:55:48

What junk food did you eat? I'm sure it wasn't that bad. Your training is looking great just think about what you want to accomplish at SGM and that will keep you motivated.

Your a great running Dustin and will have an excellent marathon.

Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesCrosstraining milesTotal Miles
7.000.000.003.003.0013.00

Rode bike to work this morning (no training wheels again! Just in case Mike or Bull were wondering?)

I plan on doing some 1000m repeats this afternoon, right after school, then probably easy most of the week. I would like to do another run down the marathon course Saturday around 13 to 15 miles with 8 to10 miles at marathon race pace.

Really good workout this afternoon.  Nice weather as it was trying to rain, had to deal with a strong headwind though.

Did 2.5 mile warm-up around La Verkin, kind of funny this dog followed me around for about mile.  Also, saw Hobie Call outside with one of his kids, I didn't stop to talk, but did say hi.  I think we will be in his ward when we move at the end of the month.  So maybe I can get to know him a little better.

Workout 1000m repeats La Verkin loop.  The plan is to do at least 3, with 3:00 rest

1-3:27  (5:26 pace) Pretty good start, strong head wind the first part of the loop.

2-3:24 (5:23) New PR

3-3:26 (5:27) Legs feeling tired, and thinking I am probably done

4-3:27 (5:26) A little extra rest and then decided to start this one,  the whole time I felt like I was running slow, but the time actually ended up being ok

5-3:22 (5:19)  New PR. Took the shirt off and the I-pod and pushed the pace as best I could on tired legs. 

2.5 mile cool-down. 

I feel pretty good about this workout and plan on taking it easy for the next few days and then do another workout on Saturday.

Speedstar-170


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Comments
From Runnman on Tue, Sep 16, 2008 at 19:59:07

Nice workout Dustin. You are doing great. Look out SGM!!

From Mike Warren on Tue, Sep 16, 2008 at 23:27:59

Dustin, I hear ya on the sick kid thing. Great workout for you today.

From Dustin on Wed, Sep 17, 2008 at 10:12:35

you make me want to be a better man!!! your awesome.

From cody on Wed, Sep 17, 2008 at 10:29:37

Nice workout Dustin! Looking good.

From dave holt on Wed, Sep 17, 2008 at 20:36:22

Took the shirt off! Wait a minute... let's keep this family friendly!

Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesCrosstraining milesTotal Miles
4.000.000.000.003.007.00

Rode bike to work this morning., legs a little sore from the workout yesterday. 4 miles easy down through Confluence Park didn't feel very good, busy tonight working with my dad stretching the carpet in our new house.

Nimbus-263

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Comments
From Mike Warren on Wed, Sep 17, 2008 at 23:54:26

Pee Wee is back! Ya!

Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesCrosstraining milesTotal Miles
6.000.000.000.000.006.00

6 miles up the La Verkin Twist and then a few miles up on top.  Pretty easy pace, temperatures a little on the warm side still.

Stratus-374

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From Mike Warren on Fri, Sep 19, 2008 at 00:30:22

Dustin, thanks for checking in on me. I am feeling a little better tonight. I think its on the tail end. Yes, I would love to run with you guys on Sat. How you Feeling?

Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesCrosstraining milesTotal Miles
4.000.000.000.000.004.00

Ran over to the substation in Hurricane and back

Nimbus-267

Weight: 0.00
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesCrosstraining milesTotal Miles
4.0010.000.000.000.0014.00

Good workout this morning, met up with lots of people at the marathon finish. Mike's wife drove us up 14 miles. I took the first three miles easy as a warm-up then pushed the next three. The goal was to be under 6:00 min pace for 10 miles. Last year we did a similar run and I finished just over 59:00, so I was interested this morning to see where I'm at.

1-5:24- Ok, I got a little too excited on this mile, but I was trying to catch back up to everyone, after I had stretched and went the bathroom. Catch Bruce

2-5:32- Catch Mike

3-5:38-Still feeling good- Catch the wildbull

4-6:13- Winchester Hill

5-6:21-Stopped for a quick water break- Catch Marcie

6-5:40 Back to pushing the pace

7-6:00 Having some hip, calf, and stomach issues

8-5:53

9-5:51

10-5:59 Stopped and cooled off for a few seconds in somebody's sprinkler.

Time 58:37 average 5:52. Pretty happy with this workout.

Easy mile cool-down with Bill back to the park. Waited for everyone else to come in, which was fun.

Speedstar-184

I then took off for Cedar Mountain and just got back. We had a fun time driving Sunny's cousin's Rhino around all afternoon.

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Comments
From MarcieJ on Sat, Sep 20, 2008 at 19:31:58

Great job dustin! You did really really well today, and faster than your workout last year. You are going to really do great this year.

From Mike Warren on Sun, Sep 21, 2008 at 00:09:51

Well, all the makings of a new PR for you are in place. Great run today and thanks for the advice. Sometimes you just have to accept where your at and make the most of it.

From cody on Mon, Sep 22, 2008 at 12:12:09

Good workout dustin!

Looking good this year for a PR

Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesCrosstraining milesTotal Miles
5.000.000.000.000.005.00

2 miles over to the bridge and back and then 3 miles with Sunny La Verkin 5k Loop.  Legs still feeling sore from the run on Saturday.

Cumulus-299

Weight: 0.00
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesCrosstraining milesTotal Miles
7.000.000.000.000.007.00

Average run, went from the house down Main Street, over past the gravel pit, then down a new trail in the Trails Subdivison, then came back through Confluence Park.  Legs sore and body feeling a little tired.  I'm getting a massage this Saturday so that will be nice.

Stratus-381

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From James on Tue, Sep 23, 2008 at 20:45:42

What's the goal for next week?

Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesCrosstraining milesTotal Miles
6.000.000.003.000.009.00

Pretty good workout tonight, especially considering the 96 degree + temperature while I was doing my mile repeats on the track.

Did 2.5 mile jog over to Hurricane High School, then did 3 x 1mile repeats with 400 meter recovery, plus a little longer rest.

1-5:34 Felt really good, but starting to overheat

2-5:41 Not feeling quite as good on this one

3-5:37 The effort was much harder than the first two, but the time was right there in the middle.

2.5 mile very easy home

This was a good workout and I'm feeling pretty good going into the marathon. I still don't really know what time to shoot for. Last year I ran 2:44:59 which was a PR by about 1:30 min. I really think I should be able to run faster than that this year, but how much I really don't know. I'll probably try to get in with a group running about 1:20-1:21 for the first half and see if I can hold on.

Speedstar-192

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From superfly on Wed, Sep 24, 2008 at 20:42:19

Good job on that workout Dustin. It really was hot out this afternoon/evening. The sun seemed to just blister the skin in seconds.

Enjoy the taper!

Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesCrosstraining milesTotal Miles
3.000.000.000.002.505.50

Rode bike to work this morning. 3 easy mile tonight with Sunny over to 600 North in Hurricane.

Nimbus-270

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From Mike Warren on Thu, Sep 25, 2008 at 11:02:51

How the legs feelin?

From Dustin on Thu, Sep 25, 2008 at 11:24:23

The body is feeling pretty good, I got a good night of sleep and the speed workout yesterday might have actually helped loosen me up a bit.

Race: Santa Clara Swiss Days 5K (3.1 Miles) 00:17:45, Place overall: 7, Place in age division: 1
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesCrosstraining milesTotal Miles
5.400.000.003.100.008.50

This was an ok race for me, I wanted to be a little cautious as we as are a week away from the marathon. Saw lots of fast guys at the start and figured I would have my work cut out just to be in the top 10.

Easy 2 mile warm-up

1-5:40- Found myself in 9th place behind. Logan, Aaron, Hayden, Dave Smith, Ryan, Mike, Jose, and some high school kid from Virgin Valley. I really didn't feel that great the first mile

2-5:44- Narrowed the gap between the Virgin Valley kid and Jose. I'm starting to feel a little better

3-5:46- With about a half mile to go, I passed both Jose and the Virgin Valley kid to move into 7th place. Now I'm finally feeling like I'm racing, but with this being only a 5k the race soon came to an end.

.1- .34

Overall, I was satisfied with my time 17:45 (5:42 average) and I was pretty pleased with my place considering the good competition. I still found it weird that I ran a faster time on the course they had last year, which was supposed to be a more difficult course.

Anyway, did 3 miles cool-down with Bill and cheered people on. Sunny ran and had a PR by over a 1 minute. Way to go Sunny!

Now it is off to get a massage with April, then back to packing this weekend. We close on our house on Wednesday, so we'll be moving a lot of stuff next week. I just need to be careful and not do too much especially this close to the marathon. Thankfully, lots of friends, family, and people in our ward will be helping us move and it is just across town, so we can make lots of short trips.


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Comments
From Tom on Sat, Sep 27, 2008 at 14:50:39

Good job Dustin! Enjoy the massage and good luck with the move.

From MarcieJ on Sat, Sep 27, 2008 at 16:56:05

Great race Dustin! Thats exciting about your new house, dont lift a finger, let everyone do it for you:)

From Mike Waren on Mon, Sep 29, 2008 at 13:06:41

Dustin, awesome avg pace. I am always amazed with your running talent. very exciting to get the new house. This is going to be a fun week.

From Runnman on Mon, Sep 29, 2008 at 21:10:57

Nice job Sat. Thanks for the encouraging words through this years training. Good luck on Sat. I'll see you at the starting line. It's PR time at SGM. We should be running about the same pace for the 1st half. We'll see what happens after that. You are awesome!!

Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesCrosstraining milesTotal Miles
5.501.500.000.000.007.00

Last speed work before the marathon.  Ran 2.5 miles easy over to Hurricane High then did 3x 800 @ Yasso Pace, then 2.5 easy miles home

1-2:46- to slow, felt like I was still warming up

2-2:40 this felt better

3-2:43 Didn't push it too hard

According to the Yasso 800s idea, your marathon time should be around the same time you can run a set of 10 x 800's with 400m recovery.  So a 2:43 average on the 800s according to Yasso would put a person in the range to run 2:43:00 in a marathon.  Anyway, the last two years I did 800 repeats, but this year I switched and have been doing 1000 CV repeats which I've found to be better for me.  However, today I just wanted to run a few 800s to see where I'm at, and if I was to predict my marathon time off this workout I could be anywhere from 2:40 to 2:46 in the marathon, which seems about right.  A marathon is a long distance so lots of things can happen, but I'm going to go out focusing on running a PR.

Bronze- 2:44

Silver- 2:42

Gold- Sub 2:40

Speedstar- 199

Weight: 0.00
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesCrosstraining milesTotal Miles
3.000.000.000.000.003.00

Great night of sleep, probably one of the best I've had all year.  I was in bed by 9:20, didn't have to have a midnight snack, was able to sleep the entire night in the same place (a lot of nights, I been going between the bed and the couch, trying to find what is going to be most comfortable for my back and hip)

Woke up early and felt good, decided to go and do the La Verkin 5K loop, we are moving tomorrow, so I'm going to need to measure off a new La Verkin 5K loop from our new house.

Nimbus-273

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Comments
From Mike Warren on Tue, Sep 30, 2008 at 12:03:04

Dustin, what can we do to help with the move? What time? Address? Would love to help.

From Dustin on Tue, Sep 30, 2008 at 14:33:00

Mike, thanks for the offer, but I think we've got some guys from the Elders' Quorum coming over tomorrow night. I don't want any of my running buddies being sore for the marathon. I'm going to take it as easy as I can myself. It is not like we have to be out of our old house tomorrow or even this week.

From seth on Wed, Oct 01, 2008 at 10:18:21

Good luck at the St. George. The running Gods bless people with PRs on that course. Good luck and enjoy the run with all the other FRB guys and girls.

Seth

Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesCrosstraining milesTotal Miles
0.000.000.000.000.000.00

Not a very good night of sleep.  I don't know if I'll run any miles today, might just have a rest day.  We will probably move some boxes and other things into our house tonight, since we close this afternoon!

Didn't run today, just took a day of rest.  Went and watched Jordan's football game.  We closeed on our house, but we didn't move anything in yet, maybe a few boxes tomorrow.  Probably do the heavy stuff next week after the marathon.

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Comments
From MarcieJ on Wed, Oct 01, 2008 at 10:35:02

I took a rest day too, glad you were able to get a good nights sleep. Hope all the moving goes ok. See ya sat!

From wildbull on Wed, Oct 01, 2008 at 13:16:44

save the piano for mike! He said he could lift it by himself.

Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesCrosstraining milesTotal Miles
2.000.000.000.000.002.00

Ran to the fire hydrant and back, real easy.  A little tightness in the right hip this morning, I hope this isn't a bad sign.  The hip has actually been feeling pretty good lately, which has me more excited about the marathon than last year.  I think that excitement alone, should help me run a PR

Cumulus-301

I'm a little upset at myself.  My diet hasn't been the best this week.  Hopefully, the next few meals will digest good and I won't be having any stomach issues come Saturday morning.

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From Superfly on Thu, Oct 02, 2008 at 10:00:21

Dustin you run great at this race every year. So this year shouldn't be any different. You know what to do and are very capable of a PR. Just relax until then and we can all celebrate Saturday.

Good Luck!

From Dustin on Thu, Oct 02, 2008 at 10:13:35

Thanks Clyde, I'm getting pretty pumped!

Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesCrosstraining milesTotal Miles
2.000.000.000.000.002.00

Easy two miles over to the bridge and back. 

Cumulus-303

Good night of sleep.  We spent much of the evening moving things into the new house.  Actually, we were able to get most of the big stuff.  Sorry Mike, we already got the piano, the big scree, and the sectional all moved.  We had a good crew and I don't think I over did it, at least I hope not.

Plan today is to sit at my desk watch the students work (Yes, this is what I do most days anyway)

Hit the expo around 3 or 4

Light Dinner around 5

Blog Party around 6

Leave for Pine Valley and the BYU Game around 7

A few people on the blog have posted how their training this year has been going compared to last year.

My training has been better this year, but there is still much room for improvement.  However, everybody has their own reasons for running and for me I really have to find the balance that works for everything else I have going on.

Leading up to the marathon

2007

50+ miles per week= 5

60+ miles per week= 7

70+ miles per week= 2

 

2008

50+ miles per week= 10

60+ miles per week= 9

70+ miles per week= 2

 I really haven't ran any races that were similar enough both years to compare.  A lot of the races I've run this year I've either been coming off of an injury or big workouts for me.  So I'm really looking forward to tomorrow.  I really feel like I'm in shape to run a PR.


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Comments
From paul on Fri, Oct 03, 2008 at 10:20:03

The BYU game is at Pine Valley? Weird venue...

Go Aggies!

From Dustin on Fri, Oct 03, 2008 at 10:43:41

Yeah Paul

Most of BYU's first string are taking this week off and spending time enjoying the marathon with me at the cabin in Pine Valley.

They figure the 2nd and 3rd string will be enough to beat up on the Aggies.

Go Cougs!

From paul on Fri, Oct 03, 2008 at 11:07:28

Good one. Actually BYU could probably beat USU with their current high school recruits!

Best of luck tomorrow.

From Jon on Fri, Oct 03, 2008 at 11:40:38

Sad but true.

From Harris on Fri, Oct 03, 2008 at 12:32:12

Good luck. I'm sure I'll see you during the race tomorrow sometime.

From dave holt on Fri, Oct 03, 2008 at 15:35:43

See you up at the start Dust. Good luck!

Race: St. George Marathon (26.2 Miles) 03:07:27, Place overall: 206, Place in age division: 29
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesCrosstraining milesTotal Miles
1.0026.200.000.000.0027.20

Well, this is not an easy thing to do, but something that is necessary.  This year's St. George Marathon turned out to be one of my biggest BUMMER races in a long time. Actually, very interesting comparison between my very first marathon in 2004 and this year.

2004- Great weather, ran hard the entire way finished in 3:07:30, placed 219th overall, and 28th in age division

2006- 2:46:11

2007-2:44:59

2008- Terrible weather, walked or slowly jogged much of the second half, finished in 3:07:27, placed 206th overall, and 29th in age division

The upsetting thing about this year, was the fact I felt like I was in really good shape, I had some good goals and thought I would be able to put everything together.

Anyway, as those who ran or were there know the weather did make the race quite a bit more difficult.  The rain the entire way and the strong head wind made for a long day.  My main problem came from cramping up too many times during the race.  I felt cold the entire race and was pretty worried about my body temperature.  I think my biggest mistake was starting out too fast and running too many miles by myself.  I didn't ever get in with any packs and I fought the wind the entire way alone.  After reaching the half, I really fell apart and struggled with cramping: (calves, back, hip, and quads.)  It was definitely humbling to see so many people passing me, especially other bloggers and people I usually beat. All I could do was wish them well.

Ok before I continue anymore with the downer report.  I would like to point out some highlights

1-Dave and Clyde's finish-  I was really happy for both of these guys.  Even though they didn't hit the time they were hoping for, they both placed very high in the race.  Great job guys

2-Nice to see so many bloggers out on the course.  Some performances that stood out. Michelle L., Tyler S., James Holt (Great job James!), Ken Carlson

3-A big highlight was stopping and shaking a little girl's hand.  She had her hand out and  people just kept running by her not doing anything, I actually stopped, talked to her for a moment and forgot about my problems

4-Another highlight was walking for a stretching with my cousin, who was working an aid station, I was really struggling and she helped calm me down.

5-Last highlight was rather interesting.  At the finish I met up with an old college teammate, actually she was more than a teammate, if you know what I mean.  Anyway, I hadn't seen this girl since college so it was nice to talk for a bit.  She actually came over and met Sunny and the boys and then I met her husband.

Ok, back to the scary part of this post the splits

Like I mentioned, going in I felt like I was in good shape, so I wanted to go out attempting a PR.  I believe in this race today the going out faster lead to more cramping and problems later in the race.

1-6:07 Felt good

2-6:25

3-6:01

4-5:53

5-6:02

6-5:40

7-5:54

8-7:18- Veyo hill

9-7:02

10-6:57- 1:03:20 I was actually feeling pretty good with my goals once I got to this point.  But pretty much after this mile the race really turned ugly for me.

11-7:30

12-6:59

13-6:56

Half- 1:25:50

14-6:59

15-6:40

16-6:40

17-7:04

18-7:31

19-8:29 Walking

20-7:13

21-7:47

22-8:16

23-8:42 Walking

24-10:10-Crawling

25-7:45

26-7:33-3:05:42

.2- 1:45

Finish time 3:07:27

Ok, that was very painful to write, but I'm actually very excited to get back to training.  Of course I will take it easy for a few weeks to allow for the body to recover.  But I would like to do another marathon before the end of the year.  I really feel like I need to redeem myself.  Maybe the CA International Marathon, Las Vegas, or P.F. Changs in January.

Anyway, this race was definitely one to remember, but would also be a nice one to forget.

Speedstar- 226


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Comments
From Steve on Mon, Oct 06, 2008 at 10:57:48

Hi Dustin,

Sorry to hear your race didn't go as well as you hoped. But congratulations on finishing! Hope your next marathon is better!

-Steve

From RivertonPaul on Mon, Oct 06, 2008 at 11:06:21

I've always enjoyed following your blog. Sorry things didn't materialize, but know you have a good perspective.

From Kim on Mon, Oct 06, 2008 at 11:17:37

Hey Dustin, Thanks for the highlights! Especially for the one about the little girl! Someday she is going to be an Olympic Marathoner because of YOU! I sure loved giving a high five to anyone wanting to share the love! I think the spectators that were out on this one were awesome! They were probably pretty cold and miserable but stuck it out for all of us! Congrats on what I would say is still a heck of a marathon!

From MarcieJ on Mon, Oct 06, 2008 at 11:20:21

Dustin I am so sorry, almost all of us felt the same. I keep replaying the race and it just almost brings me to tears thinking about it. I want to find another race soon too!

From Superfly on Mon, Oct 06, 2008 at 11:24:52

Way to stick it out Dustin. The only thing that makes this race ok is that we are all in the same boat. Everyone had higher hopes and we all got dealt a crappy hand with the weather.

You'll run some great races down the road. Keep you fitness and plan something fun after you good and recovered.

From James Holt on Mon, Oct 06, 2008 at 12:00:27

I figured when I passed you that you must have been hurting if I was catching you. You finished and now can move on to some better racing down the road. Good job.

From kellies on Mon, Oct 06, 2008 at 12:41:53

I loved reading your race report. Even though things did not work out as you had planned, you still did an amazing job and created memories that will last a life time. I also loved the highlight about the little girl. For some reason, those little kids who come out are what carry me through these things. You are an amazing athlete and should be very proud of yourself. When comparing 2004 to 2007, it shows how far you have come. You said you ran hard the entire time in 2004 and finished 2 seconds later than this year which included some walking, talking and above all else, nasty weather conditions. Hold you head high, you did a great job. Way to go!!

From Tom on Mon, Oct 06, 2008 at 13:19:00

Dustin nice job gutting it out and finding some positives. My race wasn't much better than yours and most everyone was off by a ton on their times.

Good luck with the next race! It was nice talking to you for a bit.

From TylerS on Mon, Oct 06, 2008 at 13:34:57

Great job on finishing the race Dustin! I knew that you were in trouble when I came up on you! I wasn't expecting to see you until after the finish line. Darin and I felt bad leaving you, but we knew that you were hurting. When I ran Boston in April I had the same thing happen to me, I cramped so bad at mile 21 and lost over 20 minutes in just 5 miles. I can't imagine gutting it out for another 14 like you did. I know that next year I will have my work cut out to keep up with you. Keep your head high and I am glad that you finally posted! You did great and should be proud that you finished.

From wheakory on Mon, Oct 06, 2008 at 16:25:47

Dustin, nice job at making the best out of the situation. Dustin, I'm thinking about running the California International myself because I've got to get this marathon out of my mind. I know I'm a sub 2:30 and I want to prove it.

From Jon on Mon, Oct 06, 2008 at 16:27:45

I hear you, buddy. Tough race. But think of the memories you'll have of this one! Running solo against the wind was a tough task, so don't worry too much about your time. I really enjoyed your list of highlites!

From Mike Warren on Mon, Oct 06, 2008 at 19:39:55

Dustin, thanks for the comments. You mentioned running another marathon this year. The thought has crossed my mind. I actually looked at Vegas and Cali. Just not sure yet. Great job on the marathon. I know for you not even close to what you wanted or should of done. Hey, it was just a crappy day. Time to move on. When I can run again, I would love to get out. Thanks for all your advice and the great training runs.

From josse on Mon, Oct 06, 2008 at 23:36:40

Tough day and extra tough on you:( It really stinks when we put so much into training for these things and it doesn't show in the times. You are awsome and will get that pr soon.

From cody on Mon, Oct 06, 2008 at 23:38:20

Way to stick it out Dustin! Tough day. Thanks again for the cabin!

From Brent on Wed, Oct 08, 2008 at 21:14:13

Dustin, great attitude on a tough day. I'm sure you will rebound for a great marathon.

Stay Kool, B of BS Rools out

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No running today, body still sore but not as bad as Sunday.  In fact I spent much of the evening moving boxes and unpacking things.  Maybe I was just too stressed about moving stuff to remember I had just ran a marathon and was supposed to be sore.  Actually felt like going for a run, but by the time I slowed down last night it was 10:30 and I realized I had not had dinner yet, so I did that instead and then went to bed.

Weight: 0.00
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From TylerS on Tue, Oct 07, 2008 at 16:42:26

It looks like you pirated a picture too? I hate that they come in blurry, but I guess that is what we get for being so cheap??? I bet you are ready to be moved in and settled! I hope to run sometime next week. But for now I can't stop eating!!!

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Another rest day, more unpacking finally went to bed at 11:00.  Legs are feeling pretty good, I think I'm ready to get back to some easy running.

Weight: 0.00
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From wildbull on Wed, Oct 08, 2008 at 13:09:09

nice day to rest

From wildbull on Wed, Oct 08, 2008 at 18:06:01

thats about right.

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Another rest day, but I did mow the lawn at both the old and new house.

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Another rest day, about finished unpacking boxes

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No run today

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I ended up taking this whole off.  My body was actually feeling fine and I could have ran if I wanted to but, I just gave myself a little break, plus I was busy most of the week moving and unpacking things.  I'm ready to start back to running next week and I'm going to try to get in shape to run the Butch Cassidy 10K and the Snow Canyon Half in November.

Weight: 0.00
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Went and played basketball for about 20 minutes this morning.  Planning on a run this afternoon.

Weight: 0.00
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From Superfly on Tue, Oct 14, 2008 at 17:00:11

Dustin I'll be out in Hurricane this afternoon for a bike ride if your up for it. I'm going to ride the Jem trail out there with a mountain bike club that meets on Tuesday nights at 5:30 p.m. Let me know if you want to join- I'll leave here around 5 p.m so call if you want to come.

From Dustin on Wed, Oct 15, 2008 at 09:46:14

Sorry, I missed your message. I've been wanting to go up and explore the Jem trail some.

Speaking of bikes, pretty sad. I took the scouts on a 25 mile ride the other day from Pine Valley down to Gunlock. It took them 3 hours and 20 minutes to ride that far. Even on a terrible day in crappy weather I ran a marathon faster than that.

Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesCrosstraining milesTotal Miles
5.200.000.000.000.005.20

Went and measured a new La Verkin 5k loop from the new house.  The route goes down Main Street past the Stake Center, then past Farmer's down to 300 West, then back to the South, through Pheasant Glen, then over to 400 South, then back on Main Street.  3 miles measured right at the mailbox on Main Street, then the .01 just up 200 North.  Entire route measures 3.2 all the way to the house.  Ran the 5k in 22:44

After running the 5K loop, I then did an out and back over to the old house, one mile each way.  It was nice to be out running, a little windy and chilly, but not bad.  Run right after eating a big dinner, which didn't feel too good.

Nimbus-278

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From wheakory on Wed, Oct 15, 2008 at 12:31:44

How's the unpacking going? I'm glad your feeling better from the race. Man! I still have so much disappoint from the race that I can't get it out of my head. I know you can't predict the conditions, but when you travel so far and have confidence it sure beats you down.

I hope the new house is going well. It's sounds like you didn't move that far from your old house. I apologize that I didn't get to talk to you while I was in St. George.

From TylerS on Wed, Oct 15, 2008 at 12:42:25

I am glad to see you out running again. I actually just hit the asphalt yesterday for the first time since the marathon. I might be coming down for the Snow Canyon Half, I will watch for you. Hopefully now that you are settled you can get out more.

From Dustin on Wed, Oct 15, 2008 at 12:43:16

Kory, things with the house are good. I agree it is hard to train so long for a race and then have such a sorry performance, I just know I'm much better than what I showed this year. I'm hoping to bounce back and find a few more races before the end of the year. I'm also thinking about doing the LA Marathon in Feb. Don't worry about not visiting much at the marathon. I wasn't feeling too great so I took off shortly after I finished.

From Dustin on Wed, Oct 15, 2008 at 12:47:40

Tyler- that would be great, let me know whenever you're down and we can get together for a run

Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesCrosstraining milesTotal Miles
6.000.000.000.000.006.00

Ran over to Zion's Bank and back home.

Cumulus-309

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In Colorado

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In Colorado

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Did a little bit of walking, search for an elk

Weight: 0.00
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesCrosstraining milesTotal Miles
3.200.000.000.000.003.20

New La Verkin 5K loop this morning,  I'm feeling very fat and out of shape right now.  I've been eating too much junk food since the marathon.

Stratus-384

Weight: 0.00
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From Little Bad Legs on Mon, Oct 20, 2008 at 10:24:28

Dustin- Did you decide on doing another marathon this year? Sorry SG didn't go as well as you'd wanted...

From Dustin on Mon, Oct 20, 2008 at 10:27:56

I'm thinking about the LA Marathon in Feb.

From dave holt on Tue, Oct 21, 2008 at 11:22:30

I'm hearing you on the junk food!

From TylerS on Wed, Oct 22, 2008 at 15:59:06

I hear you on the junk food, I just spent 5 days in South Dakota hunting pheasants and the only thing I ate was chocolate and soda!!! I have gained 5lbs since the marathon. My wife has kind of made me though..

Is the LA Marathon a good course?

From myrna on Thu, Oct 23, 2008 at 19:31:41

Jordan was the only one holding a gun. I didn't make you eat all that junk food. Sorry!!

From Dustin on Fri, Oct 24, 2008 at 10:18:57

No mom, you didn't force me to eat anything, I did it all on my own. It is called post-marathon blues

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Got home late from Driver's Education Class and watching Jordan's football game, didn't get a run in today, maybe something tomorrow.

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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesCrosstraining milesTotal Miles
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Ran over to the Hurricane Cemetery and back. 4 miles at a very slow pace 8:30.  But at least I got out this morning.

Nimbus-282

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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesCrosstraining milesTotal Miles
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Run up the La Verkin Twist on the trail, then up to the Overlook road, not all the way to the Overlook, then came back.  Nice and easy 3 miles out, 3 miles back. Average pace 8:15 not bad considering mostly uphill the first three miles.

Cumulus-315

Weight: 0.00
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From MarcieJ on Sat, Oct 25, 2008 at 11:57:21

Great job! You planning on running the SC half, I am not sure yet but probably will. I need to come to some club runs, I miss seeing everybody.

Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesCrosstraining milesTotal Miles
6.800.000.000.000.006.80

Good run over to Ace in Hurricane and then back home.  Dropped one of the miles down to 6:30 pace.  Overall average was 7:30

Stratus-388

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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesCrosstraining milesTotal Miles
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La Verkin 5K loop started by heading south.  Felt ok average pace 7:28

Nimbus Miles: 3.20
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Easy two miles with Sunny tonight, ran over past Farmer's then down 300 West to 200 North then back home.  Not much time tonight.

Nimbus Miles: 2.00
Weight: 0.00
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesCrosstraining milesTotal Miles
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Went and played basketball this morning for an hour. This was the first time in a long time and surprisingly, my shot was on and I was able to score quite a few points. Hoping to get in a few miles of running tonight. I'm signed up for the Butch Cassidy 10K Saturday, but probably won't race it too hard, since I don't feel like I'm in very good shape right now.

4.5 miles around La Verkin, felt pretty good average pace was 7:17 

Blue Cumulus Miles: 4.50
Weight: 0.00
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From scotthughes on Wed, Oct 29, 2008 at 16:48:19

Dustin,

Have you run the Butch Cassidy before? If so what was it like? It looks like it could be a fun pretty run.

Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesCrosstraining milesTotal Miles
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Tough trail run for me up through Chuckawalla with Dave, Clyde, Logan, Lindsay, and Carl. I usually struggle on trail runs, today was no different especially feeling out of shape and over weight. Anyway, glad I got the miles in and it was nice to run with the other guys. I picked up some Cafe Rio on the way home, so combine that with the run and now I'm feeling pretty full and tired. Tonight's run was the longest I've gone since the marathon.

Blue Cumulus Miles: 8.50
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70 minutes of basketball this morning, quite the workout.

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From Harris on Fri, Oct 31, 2008 at 12:04:36

Thanks for the info. on Snow Canyon Half. I am just doing it for runners series, but think I can do pretty well. Maybe I can keep Logan in view for 3 miles or so.

Race: Butch Cassidy 10K (6.2 Miles) 00:37:53, Place overall: 5, Place in age division: 1
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesCrosstraining milesTotal Miles
4.600.006.200.000.0010.80

Ran the Butch Cassidy 10K race this morning. I've never done this race before, usually because of the timing being a few weeks after the St. George Marathon, I've never really felt like racing. However, I figured this year I would give it a try, even though I haven't been training much, I thought it would be a good speed workout if nothing else. Saw Tony Jones, Karl Wilcock, and Dave Smith so I figured a top 5 goal was within reach. There is usually always at least one guy that shows up unexpected or nobody knows about and they run decent. Which was the case today.

Anyway, I got up there way too early, so I just decided to do an easy out and back 4 miles as a warm-up. I did the first two miles of the course, then turned around and headed back.

I really didn't have any time goals, just wanted to see how I felt. Like I said I haven't been running much since the marathon, and especially nothing faster pace.

1-5:53 Karl and Tony took off, Dave was in third, I was in 4th. I was just trying to hold back a little. I was taking splits from my Garmin and I guess I should have probably taken splits from the mile markers. Anyway, I was about 8 seconds slower with the Garmin on the first mile


2-5:57 Another good mile, feeling pretty good. Once again about 10 second difference

3-6:12 I was at 17:45 at mile three when I looked at the marker, so not bad, but nothing blazing, just enjoying the run

4-6:36 Probably the hardest mile, with a good hill climb. Guy from Ogden passed my here, but I didn't really care

5-6:23

6-6:13 This last mile is on dirt, so I was being a little more cautious.

.1- :36 Goal was just to finish under 38 minutes. Had to dodge quite a few of the 5K runners that were finishing up.

37:53 (6:05 pace) I felt ok with my time, considering the shape I'm in right now. I think I'll give the Snow Canyon Half a try next week.

Hung around forever, waiting on the awards and hoping to win something in the raffle. No such luck, but I did have a nice conversation with Nick McCombs parents.

Speedstar Miles: 10.20
Weight: 0.00
Comments
From wheakory on Sat, Nov 01, 2008 at 21:34:01

Great race Dustin. I'm sure like me it's been hard to train after St. George. Plus, you've been busy moving and setting up your new house. Keep the race streak going and you'll regain your fitness.

From scotthughes on Sat, Nov 01, 2008 at 22:12:43

Nice race! I was looking at running this race but couldn't get in, decided too late. I have heard it is a fun run.

From cody on Sun, Nov 02, 2008 at 14:21:26

Nice Job Dustin! Another solid race under your belt. Keep up the training and next year you will kill it.

From MichelleL on Sun, Nov 02, 2008 at 22:55:48

Now you've plunged back into the quality miles pool. Good job on your race. It should help Snow Canyon to be less of a shock.

From superfly on Thu, Nov 06, 2008 at 21:53:31

Good job. I really like this race and the course. I just wish it was not so close the the marathon. Your a racing machine if your going to do Snow Canyon this weekend. Good luck!

Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesCrosstraining milesTotal Miles
2.000.000.000.004.006.00

60 minutes of basketball this morning. Planning on some miles tonight after driver's ed. Two easy miles with Sunny.  I really didn't feel like running tonight, but managed two miles which I guess was better than nothing and it only took 20 minutes.

Nimbus Miles: 2.00
Weight: 0.00
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From Wildbull on Mon, Nov 03, 2008 at 16:26:04

Glad you are getting into shape. The doctor saud no running until thanks giving. He took xrays and said i had a stress fracture. He said i did not need a walking boot. I am cross training. I am glad you ran Butch cassidy. I like the course.

From Little Bad Legs on Tue, Nov 04, 2008 at 00:27:46

Good job on Saturday!

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My 2 year old Jarren somehow got in bed with us during the night and around 5:50 this morning he managed to kick me out of bed so I went on an easy 4 mile run over to the Hurricane Cemetery and back.

Stratus Miles: 4.00
Weight: 0.00
Comments
From wildbull on Tue, Nov 04, 2008 at 17:20:59

he prabably saw your last 10 k time and felt you need a good swift kick to get you moving again!

you ready for snow canyon?

From Dustin on Wed, Nov 05, 2008 at 09:53:34

Not feeling to ready for the half marathon

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Basketball this morning 75 minutes. 3 miles on the treadmill this evening.

Blue Cumulus Miles: 3.00
Weight: 0.00
Comments
From wheakory on Wed, Nov 05, 2008 at 22:30:07

Nice double workout. Basketball really is a hard workout. I bet your an awesome player the amount of time you play.

From Dustin on Thu, Nov 06, 2008 at 09:31:07

I actually enjoy basketball more than running, but I had a lot more talent as a runner in high school. It is nice now to be able to do both.

From wheakory on Thu, Nov 06, 2008 at 16:20:32

I actually do to when I get a chance to play. It's more fun, because of the different aspect of what your doing. Keep it up! Do you play on a league.

From Dustin on Thu, Nov 06, 2008 at 21:33:28

Kory, I just play with a bunch of church guys, Mon, Wed, Fri. mornings just for an hour, usually 8 to 10 guys show up, we all get along pretty good so it is not the typical Mormon Church ball stories you hear about. You know the war that begins with prayer types of games.

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Good 5 mile run tonight, did not have a lot of time, but ended up running over past the Hurricane Cemetery then back home via 300 West. Average pace was 7:35

 

Nimbus Miles: 5.00
Weight: 0.00
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesCrosstraining milesTotal Miles
3.250.000.000.005.008.25

60 minutes of basketball this morning, I really didn't feel that good, pretty tired and really struggled to keep moving. Hope to feel better this afternoon on my run. I'm still planning to run the half marathon tomorrow, even though I'm feeling a little run down. Just an easy 3 miles this afternoon, still feeling tired.

Blue Cumulus Miles: 3.00
Weight: 0.00
Comments
From wheakory on Fri, Nov 07, 2008 at 21:39:47

Dustin just enjoy the race tomorrow and you will do well. Don't stress over it and just go out and run how you feel.

Your a basketball machine.

From scotthughes on Fri, Nov 07, 2008 at 23:39:12

Make sure you say hi as you blast past me coming down the dirt road. I love eveything about the course except that dirt road uphill. It isn't tough it just slows me down.Oh well the race should be a fun one! Good luck to you!

Race: Snow Canyon Half Marathon (13.1 Miles) 01:24:45, Place overall: 10, Place in age division: 2
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesCrosstraining milesTotal Miles
1.2513.100.000.000.0014.35

The big news first is the fact I passed my mileage total from last year (1926) and I still have a month and a half left in 2008.  So I'm happy about that, and I'm actually feeling a little more healthy at this point compared to how I felt at this same time last year.  Don't have the hip pain bothering me as much as last year.



The race started out good, but finished poorly. Looking back I probably should not have ran this race. I'm not in very good shape, and I've been feeling sick and run down the last few days. Actually, been having some strange tingling feelings in my hands and arms the last few days, kind of strange. Hope with some extra rest over the weekend I'll feel better.

Did 1.25 mile warm-up

No real time goals going in, just wanted to try to run faster than last year.

1-5:09 Fast first mile and I was in 13th place, just trying to stay relaxed

2-5:19 Another fast downhill mile, pass a few guys and move into 8th

3-6:03

5K split 17:15- nice!

4-6:52 Going uphill on the dirt trail, I really don't like this section

5-6:57 Another uphill mile

6-6:12 Make the turn around and then start running back down the trail, trying to dodge people going in the other direction, some people weren't paying attention at all.

My 10K Split was almost the exact same time as my 10K race last week.

7- 6:44 Hip starting to bother me

8-6:03 Better mile

9-6:24 I think it was about this mile, that things really started falling apart. Mainly mentally, I think I had been in 7th and two guys passed me.

10-6:36 Really not feeling too good

11-6:55 Struggling through Entrada

12-7:03

13-8:10 I actually stopped and walked a few times on this mile, I really didn't want to but I was starting to get dizzy and started feeling more numbness and tingling in my arms and hands. I think I was in 8th place up until this place, but then got passed by a few guys when I slowed down.

.1- 13

My Garmin had the distance measured at 13.03

Overall time was 1:24:45 (6:28 pace). Last year I ran 1:26:11. the course was just a little different but I don't think it was any harder, if anything I think this year's course might have been a bit slower.

I wasn't that pleased with my time, but considering the shape I'm in right now and feeling a little on the sick side I'll just be happy that I finished this race.

At this point, I'm a little burnt out on running, so probably no more races until the new year. I've been really busy with some other things right now, so I will continue to train when I can and when I feel like it. I do need to lose a few pounds, even though I didn't take a lot of time off after the marathon, I've sure put on the weight fast in the last month.

Speedstar Miles: 14.35
Weight: 0.00
Comments
From TylerS on Sat, Nov 08, 2008 at 16:38:57

Great job on the race, I hope that the numbness goes away for you. I have been burnt out on running too. I have also gained a lot of weight. I have taken my blog off so that only I can see it. Not to be a jerk or anything just kind of ashamed of my running-"training" since the marathon. If we make it to St. George in the next couple of months we can go out on a training run and cry on each other's shoulder. j/k Good job on the top 10 finish and 2nd in age group.

From JamesH on Sat, Nov 08, 2008 at 16:44:57

Good job dispite everything. I was hoping for a better run cause Ive felt so good lately. Oh well. Nice work.

From superfly on Sat, Nov 08, 2008 at 16:46:36

No races until the new year is a good idea. Just try to get in some easy mileage and maintain some good fitness.

Good job today.

From jtshad on Sat, Nov 08, 2008 at 18:03:29

Good job for not really being ready for the race, you still beat the time from last year!

Since you passed your mileage from last year, the rest of this year is just gravy!

From Teena on Sat, Nov 08, 2008 at 20:01:21

Dustin,

Sorry you weren't as thrilled with the race as you had hoped, but MAN ALIVE ... you did AWESOME!!!

It was fantastic meeting you, and I appreciated the advice.

Congrats on top 10 and #2 in your division. Very nice!!!

From wheakory on Sat, Nov 08, 2008 at 21:40:25

You were motivated to show up and that's all that matters. Very good race for not really training for it and not feeling well. Good luck the rest of the year. Enjoy the Holiday food weight's not everything if you focus on it too much and not enjoy the Holiday's eating. :-)

From Steve Hooper on Sat, Nov 08, 2008 at 22:17:04

Hey Dustin, Great job - for the amount of running thats been going on. You always seem to pull off decent race times.

From Michelle N. on Sat, Nov 08, 2008 at 23:56:18

Great job. I ran by you at the turn around (actually you ran by me:). I recognized you from your blog picture and I think I met you at the Blog party. Anyway, great race and I hope you feel better.

From wildbull on Sun, Nov 09, 2008 at 01:01:09

good rsce Dustin. I am gaining weight too. but it is all muscle!

From Jodee on Mon, Nov 10, 2008 at 11:37:16

Pretty sure numbness is a bad thing. Hopefully that won't last long! Good job on your race!

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Went and played basketball this morning for over an hour.  The last two days I've been pretty sore from the race and I've also been pretty busy, so no running.  This week will probably be pretty low as I'm going to a conference tomorrow up in Salt Lake.

Weight: 0.00
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesCrosstraining milesTotal Miles
5.000.000.000.000.005.00

Easy 5 miles over to Hurricane and back.  I've been really busy this week and was out of town for a few days, anyway not a very good week of training, but maybe I'll be more motivated next week and be back on a better schedule.  Right now I'm just taking it day by day.  I don't have any races planned for the near future.  I'll probably do the Painter's Half Marathon in January, we'll just see if I can make it through the Holidays and not get too out of shape.

Nimbus Miles: 5.00
Weight: 0.00
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesCrosstraining milesTotal Miles
5.500.000.000.004.009.50

Basketball this morning, had a hard time getting up.  Fun run this afternoon.  It was nice didn't have Driver's Education this afternoon, had a dentist appointment instead, so that gave me some extra time this afternoon for a run.  I left the house and ran up the La Verkin Twist, then got on a trail near the gun club, the trail was one I've never been on so that was interesting.  There was one pretty steep part, that I had to slow down quite a bit on, but most of the run was pretty good as far as trail runs go with me.  Amazing temperatures for the middle of November this afternoon.

Blue Cumulus Miles: 5.50
Weight: 0.00
Comments
From wheakory on Mon, Nov 17, 2008 at 23:43:38

Great run Dustin. It's nice to find a place where you haven't ran before. How's your basketball game going, and what position do you play.

Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesCrosstraining milesTotal Miles
4.000.000.000.000.004.00

Busy tonight, but managed to get in a 4 mile run did the La Verkin 5K loop, then added a little by going down through the Overlook Subdivision.  My right hip has been bothering me again, tonight it was really sore, probably the worst it has been in a long time, kind of strange, maybe the extra pounds I'm carrying around right now are adding to the problem?

Nimbus Miles: 4.00
Weight: 0.00
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Good morning of basketball.  However, the body is still pretty sore.

Weight: 0.00
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesCrosstraining milesTotal Miles
6.000.000.000.000.006.00

Nice club run along Snow Canyon Parkway.  I only went out 3 and came back 3, but was still nice to run with some of the guys, sure makes the miles go by faster when you are with a group.

Stratus Miles: 6.00
Weight: 0.00
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An hour and 20 minutes of basketball this morning.

Weight: 0.00
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesCrosstraining milesTotal Miles
5.000.000.000.000.005.00

Not a very good run today, went out without having ate any breakfast or lunch and felt really dizzy and no energy, ended up walking for much of the distance.

Blue Cumulus Miles: 5.00
Weight: 0.00
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesCrosstraining milesTotal Miles
5.000.002.000.005.0012.00

An hour and 20 minutes of basketball this morning, feeling a little run down, no energy.

Interesting how much different this run was today compared to Saturday.  On Saturday I barely did 5 miles and it took me 60 minutes with some walking, I just felt terrible.  Tonight I felt pretty good 7 miles just under 60 minutes with at least one mile pretty much straight uphill.  I ran from my house up to the "H" in Hurricane.  I've never been up there before and it was a pretty good hill climb.  The distance measured right at 3.5 miles once I reached the top.  On the way back I picked up the pace a little and ran the last two miles right around 6:30 pace, which felt good. 

Blue Cumulus Miles: 7.00
Weight: 0.00
Comments
From Predog on Tue, Nov 25, 2008 at 10:43:11

ah, the H! that is a beast! I love that hill because it makes you a man! haha hey I don't know if you're interested but me and another blogger from up here (who is also coming down for the holiday) are meeting at HHS at 7:30 thursday to go running (not too far--6 or 8)if you are in town and want to come. I'm gonna see if Karl wants to as well.

From scotthughes on Tue, Nov 25, 2008 at 12:29:03

That is one thing that I am learning. Some days you have it and others you don't! For me today was a good day, tommorow will probably be a bas one....lol

Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesCrosstraining milesTotal Miles
0.000.000.000.005.005.00

Basketball this morning.

Weight: 0.00
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesCrosstraining milesTotal Miles
0.000.000.000.008.008.00

Big basketball game this morning, played for 2 hours, now feeling very sore and tired.

Weight: 0.00
Comments
From wheakory on Thu, Nov 27, 2008 at 13:50:41

Dustin - Have a Happy Thanksgiving and enjoy your family and God Bless you my friend. Oh, also eat lots, and lots of food to get your energy back from the hard basketball game.

Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesCrosstraining milesTotal Miles
2.000.000.000.004.006.00

Basketball this morning, feeling really sore and fat after the last few days.  Only two miles tonight, my lower back was really hurting.

Blue Cumulus Miles: 2.00
Weight: 155.00
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesCrosstraining milesTotal Miles
2.500.000.500.000.003.00

Didn't have a lot of time, but managed 3 miles on the treadmill. Did .5 mile at tempo pace.

Stratus Miles: 3.00
Weight: 152.00
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesCrosstraining milesTotal Miles
4.500.000.000.005.009.50

Good morning of basketball, no Driver's Ed today after school, so maybe I can get in a longer run.

Not much time, but did 4.5 miles ran down through Confluence Park then back on Main Street, past the elementary school.  I felt pretty good once I got going. 

Nimbus Miles: 4.50
Weight: 150.00
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesCrosstraining milesTotal Miles
0.000.000.000.000.000.00

Didn't run today, no real excuse just didn't feel like running, so I took the day off.

Weight: 0.00
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesCrosstraining milesTotal Miles
6.000.000.000.004.0010.00

Very rough night sleeping, for some strange reason Sunny started screaming at about 11:00 pm, said some guy was standing next to our bed and was trying to take her, of course her screaming woke me up and I had no idea what was going on. Anyway after we realized it was just a bad dream and everything fine, then we were both paranoid and couldn't go back to sleep. I think she finally fell asleep at mid-night and I ended up watching T.V. for another hour, then laid in bed wide awake for another hour after that. Very strange night, when the alarm went off at 5:45 for me to go play basketball I wasn't too sure if I felt up to it, but I managed to go play. This is just the time of year, when I'm more into the sport of basketball than running. Different form of exercise and probably doesn't do much for my running, but still something I enjoy quite a bit. I'm planning on a longer run this afternoon.

6 mile run this afternoon, not great but at least I got out. I ran up to the substation and then back home, pretty slow going.

Blue Cumulus Miles: 6.00
Weight: 150.00
Comments
From wheakory on Fri, Dec 05, 2008 at 13:24:46

You need to enjoy what's fun and Basketball is fun and good exercise and will help running I think. Why get up and dread doing a run when you can exercise and have fun playing basketball. I'm trying to dread running every morning but my addictive behavior won't let me take a break. You have the right mindset, and have fun doing other activities.

Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesCrosstraining milesTotal Miles
6.500.000.000.000.006.50

Ran up to the La Verkin Overlook, then down some trails. 6.5 miles back and hips feeling sore and stiff.

Nimbus Miles: 6.50
Weight: 0.00
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesCrosstraining milesTotal Miles
2.100.001.000.005.008.10

Good morning of basketball, lots of running this morning. My weight was back up again over the weekend, once I get back into running more miles, the weight should drop.

Did the La Verkin 5K loop tonight wasn't really shooting for any certain time, but the first mile was 7:33, followed by 7:18, and then 6:38 into a strong head wind.  I guess it was on the last mile that I thought I would try to break 22 minutes, ended up with 22:10.  Just a nice easy 3 miles 

Blue Cumulus Miles: 3.00
Weight: 150.00
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesCrosstraining milesTotal Miles
0.000.000.000.000.000.00

Came home from work and took a nap, didn't feel too good today so no run.

Weight: 0.00
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesCrosstraining milesTotal Miles
0.000.000.000.004.204.20

Basketball this morning

Weight: 0.00
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesCrosstraining milesTotal Miles
7.200.000.000.000.007.20

Good run tonight with Dave, Logan and James.  Ran from the new store down to Riverside Drive? then back through Washington, the pace was just right for me average 7:35.

Blue Cumulus Miles: 7.00
Weight: 0.00
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesCrosstraining milesTotal Miles
0.000.000.000.004.204.20

Body was stiff and sore this morning, played basketball for an hour.

Weight: 0.00
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesCrosstraining milesTotal Miles
7.300.000.000.000.007.30

Bill came over to La Verkin this morning after Jordan's game and we did a nice 7.3 mile run over past the gravel pit, then down through Confluence Park and back on Main Street, nice pace and good to visit with Bill.

Nimbus Miles: 7.30
Weight: 0.00
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesCrosstraining milesTotal Miles
0.000.000.000.005.005.00

Basketball this morning

Weight: 152.00
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesCrosstraining milesTotal Miles
0.000.000.000.000.000.00

Didn't feel like doing much today

Weight: 0.00
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesCrosstraining milesTotal Miles
0.000.000.000.004.004.00

60 minutes of basketball this morning

Weight: 152.00
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesCrosstraining milesTotal Miles
0.000.000.000.005.005.00

Basketball again this morning.  This week as been all cross-training, probably try to get in a run tomorrow and a couple next week.  After the start of the new year I'm going to get back to more regular training.  I'm planning on running the Ogden Marathon this spring.

Weight: 150.00
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesCrosstraining milesTotal Miles
6.500.000.000.000.006.50

Cold morning run with Steve and Bill, they took it to me pretty good. Said I was slow and out of shape and they dropped me like a rock, no comeback from me, all I could do was agree. Good loop from the store over to the new Washington Exit, then back on the dirt trail. I didn't feel very good the entire run, hips, back, knees, and feet all sore, but was still good to get out.

Nimbus Miles: 6.50
Weight: 150.00
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesCrosstraining milesTotal Miles
0.000.000.000.004.004.00

Basketball this morning

Weight: 152.00
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesCrosstraining milesTotal Miles
6.000.000.000.000.006.00

6 easy miles over past the bridge and back home, felt ok but not great. Today's run put me over 2100 miles for the year. Not all of those miles were running, some were cross-training which is always up for debate. How to convert or compare certain cross-training exercises to running miles? I usually don't get too concerned about it, because I run and train when I feel like it and I play basketball and other sports when I feel like doing that and as far as the miles per week, month and year go, all I really care about is comparing from week to week, month to month and year to year.

Stratus Miles: 6.00
Weight: 0.00
Comments
From TylerS on Tue, Dec 23, 2008 at 14:13:14

Good to see that you are still running! I thought that you were maybe going to try out for the Jazz here pretty soon! j/k Are you going to run Painters?

From dave holt on Wed, Dec 24, 2008 at 18:24:36

Merry Christmas!

Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesCrosstraining milesTotal Miles
1457.5094.90122.8048.60376.802100.60
Nimbus Miles: 46.00Blue Cumulus Miles: 54.50Speedstar Miles: 24.55Stratus Miles: 19.00
Weight: 151.30
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