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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
48.500.000.500.0049.00
Asics Gel Ohana Racer Miles: 10.00Nike Free 5.0 Miles: 12.00New Balance 758 Miles: 10.00Brooks Axiom Miles: 7.00Asics Speedstar Miles: 10.00
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
10.000.000.000.0010.00

The race on Saturday had so much downhill during the second half that it really hashed my legs up and even though I am not really sore now I decided to take it easy today and I only ran 10 miles as opposed to the 12 miles I have done for most easy runs here in CA.

Asics Gel Ohana Racer Miles: 10.00
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
11.500.000.500.0012.00

I ran easy again today.  My right calf is still feeling tight.  This is probably partially due to the race on Saturday, and partially from other things (running too fast on easy runs, not massaging when I knew I needed to, etc).  12 miles total.  I did run a half mile fast near the end of the run just to shake my legs out a bit (2:29 split).

Nike Free 5.0 Miles: 12.00
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
10.000.000.000.0010.00

The plan was to run 12-14 miles today, but my calf started bothering me a lot more during my run today, so I cut it down to 10 miles.  I stopped about 4.5 miles into the run and massaged my calf out for a little while and that helped.  No more pain for the rest of the run after the massage.

I found a good sized knot in the muscle just above the insertion point of the calf on the tibia.  It is the same problem that led to a stress fracture just before the St. George Marathon in 2007 except on the opposite leg.  It has almost always been the left leg that has caused me problems in the past, but ever since I switched to more of a forefoot strike I have had more problems with the right leg.

New Balance 758 Miles: 10.00
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
7.000.000.000.007.00

I shortened up my run again today because of my calf.  It honestly wasn't any worse than yesterday, but I started to feel pain a little earlier in the run, and I had been massaging the calf yesterday evening, which may have actually caused more discomfort (when I really massage deep and hard I often am sore for a day or so afterwards).  Anyhow, I cut the run to 7 miles just to be on the safe side.

Brooks Axiom Miles: 7.00
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
10.000.000.000.0010.00

My leg was feeling a little bit better today, so I ran 10 miles again.  There is still some point tenderness near the bone, but not enough to cause discomfort while running.  I finished 10 miles in 1:14:53, which is a lot faster than I had been running the last couple of days (I had been averaging no faster than 8:00 pace the last 2 days) but it was still slow enough for me to feel comfortable and relaxed.

Asics Speedstar Miles: 10.00
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The original plan was to run after we got home from CA as I wanted to give my leg a little bit more of a rest before another run.  However, one thing led to another and we didn't get home until 11:45pm so I didn't run.  It doesn't concern me much because my calf will probably appreciate the rest.

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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
48.500.000.500.0049.00
Asics Gel Ohana Racer Miles: 10.00Nike Free 5.0 Miles: 12.00New Balance 758 Miles: 10.00Brooks Axiom Miles: 7.00Asics Speedstar Miles: 10.00
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