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Location:

U of A

Member Since:

May 16, 2015

Gender:

Male

Goal Type:

Other

Short-Term Running Goals:

tentative racing schedule:

6/5 - utah valley half

7/17 - draper days 5k

7/24 - deseret news 10k

VERY tentative.

Personal:

23. braves fan

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Miles:This week: 50.00 Month: 53.00 Year: 845.25
Fly's Lifetime Miles: 69.50
Pegs 36 #8 Lifetime Miles: 451.00
Pegs #9 Lifetime Miles: 322.25
Peg 37 White Lifetime Miles: 245.50
Streak LT Lifetime Miles: 4.50
Peg 37 Navy Lifetime Miles: 83.50
Peg 37 Magenta Lifetime Miles: 0.00
Total Distance
50.00
Peg 37 White Miles: 26.00Peg 37 Navy Miles: 24.00
Weight: 0.00
Total Distance
16.00

AM - 10 miles on mural, 6:04 pace. felt really good; wasn't blowing the door off the hinges the last few miles like i tend to at mural but was strong throughout. very muddy run.

was reading a book by brad hudson yesterday where he wrote that a marathon runner doing a bunch of 400m repeats for a workout is as useful as a 400m sprinter doing a 20-mile training run for endurance. i respect him as a coach(i wouldn't have been reading his book otherwise), but i still thought that was a really stupid take. while you're likely running much faster than you'd run in a marathon, it still helps to reinforce good form and mechanics, which is vital in a long race. if he had just said it wasn't an efficient workout for a marathoner i'd have no problem with it, but it's the sprinter analogy that annoys me. not like i could write a book any better, though. 

PM - 6 on mural, 6:16 pace. have 1-4pm off from work today, so as soon as my long break started i got the rest of my miles in. since it was only about 6 hours recovery since the last run and i spent a majority of it on my feet, wasn't running with much spunk. with that being said, honestly surprised it was that quick. i'll credit the storm hitting later today for making it 70's and windy out, which did me a lot more favors than the normal 1pm weather down here.

Peg 37 White Miles: 10.00Peg 37 Navy Miles: 6.00
Weight: 0.00
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Total Distance
7.00

AM - 4 on mural, 6:09 pace. despite using the same phone alarm to wake up at 4am every day, today it decided to go off on silent mode(i've said it before and i'll say it again, extremely dumb feature for an alarm. my phone wasn't even on vibrate or "do not disturb"). i guess it's not a bad thing considering if i ended up waking up at 7:30 without it i probably needed more sleep than the alarm would have given me, but it also means it was already 70's with 97% humidity out the second i woke up.

having stayed in alabama the last couple summers i already knew easy running in humidity sucks, but aerobic running in humidity REALLY sucks. luckily i'm going to provo for at least a portion of this summer, but i am curious if it's something i could adjust to, if i could do something like that 23-miler at 6:13 pace i did a couple weeks back in these swampy-ass conditions. now THAT would be impressive.

PM - 3 on hilton, 5:49 pace. apparently, it was a BOGO for getting my ass kicked by humidity today, although if i'd waited another 2 hours for it to get dark out i think i would have been able to go 6-7 like i wanted. gonna just pretend this was a tempo run so i don't feel as bad for only getting 7 miles in today lol

Peg 37 White Miles: 4.00Peg 37 Navy Miles: 3.00
Weight: 0.00
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Total Distance
4.00

PM - 4 on the roads, 6:30 pace. stormed all day and didn't clear up enough until pretty late, so got to do a run down some empty campus roads which is always fun, even if i hate running on hard surfaces. wanted to go longer, but again the legs really aren't fond of asphalt(god forbid i run on a sidewalk someday)

Peg 37 Navy Miles: 4.00
Weight: 0.00
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Total Distance
11.00

AM - 3-mile shakeout on hilton, 6:29 pace.

PM - 8 miles on mural, 5:43 pace. once again got my ass kicked by the heat, have to accept the weather two weeks ago was a fluke and any long runs will probably have to be done in the morning the next few months. after 5 miles of a great groove i realized the heat was starting to hit me hard so i decided to just close with a strong 3 miles and get out before i got killed. ran that in 16:37(5:37, 5:30, 5:30). 

i keep trying to imagine aaron rodgers not on the packers next year, it just sounds weird. wonder if all those anonymous sources on twitter are true

Peg 37 White Miles: 3.00Peg 37 Navy Miles: 8.00
Weight: 0.00
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Total Distance
3.00

AM - 3 before work on mural, 6:09 pace. felt very easy. all i had time for today, hoping to get some decent mileage in tomorrow.

Peg 37 Navy Miles: 3.00
Weight: 0.00
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Total Distance
9.00

AM - 9 on mural, 6:05 pace. very very wet, probably 60% of my backside was soaked in mud by the end. i like to think it'd have been faster otherwise, but this still felt pretty easy. excited to see how elevation affects these aerobic runs, and even more excited to see how fast i'm running them when i get back to bama after a solid summer of elevation training

Peg 37 White Miles: 9.00
Weight: 0.00
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Total Distance
50.00
Peg 37 White Miles: 26.00Peg 37 Navy Miles: 24.00
Weight: 0.00
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