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Location:

Alpine,UT,USA

Member Since:

Jan 01, 2008

Gender:

Male

Goal Type:

Olympic Trials Qualifier

Running Accomplishments:

3K: 8:58 Pocatello, ID 2003 (indoors at Idaho State)

5K: 14:55 Salt Lake City, UT 2010 (Law Day 5k)

10K: 29:33 Salt Lake City, UT 2010 (Des News 10k)

1/2 marathon: 1:06:59 Provo, UT 2010 (Utah Valley Half)

marathon: 2:21:59 St. George, UT 2009 (St. George Marathon)

Short-Term Running Goals:

To get running higher mileage more consistently without getting injured

Sub 2:19:00 marathon

Personal:

I used to run competitively, and maybe I will do so again someday.  Right now I am primarily running to try and get in better shape, and to maintain both physical and emotional health, but also for the simple joy that comes when I run.

I am also the proud daddy of five little ones.  I love the opportunity that I have to be a daddy, and my challenge is to balance my family responsibilities with work and running.

Miles:This week: 0.00 Month: 0.00 Year: 8.00
Asics Speedstar Lifetime Miles: 2020.05
Asics Gel Ohana Racer Lifetime Miles: 2332.20
Adidas Adizero Lifetime Miles: 1375.45
Barefoot Lifetime Miles: 183.10
Nike Free 5.0 Lifetime Miles: 2221.85
Saucony Kinvara Lifetime Miles: 795.92
Puma Faas 200 Lifetime Miles: 381.50
Puma Faas 250 Lifetime Miles: 466.10
Altra Adam Lifetime Miles: 1836.85
Baretrek Lifetime Miles: 290.15
Hoka Conquest Lifetime Miles: 41.00
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
71.753.000.001.2576.00
Asics Speedstar Miles: 32.00Pearl Izumi Surge Miles: 12.00Asics Gel Ohana Racer Miles: 20.00
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
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great day.  I slept forever

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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
9.500.000.000.5010.00

I only ran 10 miles today, but I threw in 8x17sec. (time is average) with 4 min. rest between surges.  The terrain varied from uphill to downhill and from a tailwind to a headwind, with everything else in between as well.  I felt strong during the surges.  Total time of about 1:15:00.

Asics Speedstar Miles: 10.00
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
12.000.000.000.0012.00

I ran 12 miles alone.  Total time of 1:30:42.  Before I went running I ran a mile with Kimia in 13:00 (time minus tying Kimia's shoe about 12:50).  After we got back Kimia said that she wanted to run another mile, so after she rested for about 4-5 minutes we ran another mile in 14:03.

Pearl Izumi Surge Miles: 12.00
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
11.000.000.000.0011.00

I ran around the golf course again, except this time I ran through all of the parts that runners are not supposed to go through.  Nobody was on the golf course so I figured that it was ok and I only hit the trails that run right next to the holes, not on the holes themselves.  Anyhow, that golf course could make for a killer race, either paved or non-paved.  I ran around the golf course for about 48 minutes with only minimal repeat running on the trails.  I finished up running a total of 11 miles in 1:18:55.

I also ran about 2 miles with Kimia in 26:37 (I think it was a little short, but not by a lot).  It was the first time that Kimia has ever ran that far without stopping

Asics Speedstar Miles: 11.00
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
11.250.000.000.7512.00

I ran 12 miles today.  I ran most of it easy, however I used some marks on the road and timed .75 miles in 3:51 (5:08 pace).  Total time for the run was about 1:30:00.

Pearl Izumi Surge Miles: 12.00
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
11.000.000.000.0011.00

I ran 11 miles alone today, in my first run back in Provo.  The run was rather odd for the first while, as I was running at or near 7:00 pace, and it felt like 7:30 or 7:40 pace.  Even the sections with a little bit of snow weren't really slowing me down.  At 5 miles I was at 35:17, and I decided to speed up and catch the 7:00 guy.  I ran the next half mile in 3:04 to make it to the half-way mark in 38:21.  After this I decided to slow down, however I had some trouble actually doing it for the first couple miles.  After turning around I hit miles from 7:14-7:28 over the next 4 miles before finally slowing down a bit more heading up the hill to home to finish in 1:19:25.

Asics Speedstar Miles: 11.00
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
17.003.000.000.0020.00

Todays run was the longest run I have ever completed based on time.  It was even longer than both of the marathons that I ran, although the distance was shorter.  We started off with a whole crew of people, as Daniel, James, Sasha, Mary Ann, and Angela Wagner (BYU runner) all showed up to run.  After a warm-up of about 2.75 we started a 5k tempo pacing the women.  Daniel and James headed for home.  We ran the tempo with them, hitting the first 2.5 miles at about 6:00 pace on the snow and ice, and then running back and finishing with Mary Ann at a slightly slower pace.  After this we ran back to Sasha's house and dropped off Mary Ann and Angela.  On the way back I slipped in one of the tunnels and landed on my hip pretty hard.  It is still a little sore.  After returning to Sasha's house, we ran back out and did about 11.5 miles more to finish 20+ miles in 2:43:24.

Asics Gel Ohana Racer Miles: 20.00
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
71.753.000.001.2576.00
Asics Speedstar Miles: 32.00Pearl Izumi Surge Miles: 12.00Asics Gel Ohana Racer Miles: 20.00
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