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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
51.753.250.000.0055.00
Altra Adam Miles: 25.00Puma Faas 200 Miles: 30.00
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
5.000.000.000.005.00

Instead of running today I went hiking with some family.  I was initially planning on running some after we got home, but round trip counting driving the hike took over 5 hours, and I didn't have time during the rest of the day.

Total distance hiking (minus exploring done at the top of the peak we hiked to) was about 5 miles, so I will count that as running mileage for the day.  Total time hiking was about 2:20:00.  Net ascent during the climb up to the peak was somewhere in the 1100-1300 ft range.  I could tell near the end of the descent that my legs are not used to that type of exercise, so I expect that I will be sore tomorrow.  I also had to be careful because I was wearing minimalist shoes on the hike, which do not offer much protection from rocks.  As a result I had to exert much more control over my motion when descending than the others did in order to avoid hurting myself, which I imagine took more muscular effort than I would have experienced otherwise.

Altra Adam Miles: 5.00
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
7.252.750.000.0010.00

As I expected I was fairly sore today after the hike yesterday.  I ran approximately 10 miles in 1:15:58, with an average HR of 144 bpm.  I hit the halfway mark in 40:30, with a 137 bpm HR average, and realizing that I needed to speed up to get home in time I picked up the pace at the 1:00:00 mark, maintaining this effort to the finish.

Puma Faas 200 Miles: 10.00
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
9.500.500.000.0010.00

I ran approximately 10 miles today in 1:17:54, with an average HR of 133.  There was still some soreness left over from Monday's hike, but it was not too noticable while running.  During the day on Tuesday I drank more water than following Monday's hike, so I suspect that this may have something to do with the lower HR today.

Altra Adam Miles: 10.00
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10.000.000.000.0010.00

I ran approximately 10 miles today in 1:17:50, with an average HR of 134 bpm.  compared to Tuesday, when I ran the same direction on the canal as today, I had an average HR of 133 at 5 miles in 38:55, versus 137 at 5 miles in 40:30.  I made a point of drinking a few glasses of water after waking up and prior to running to see if the HR would be on the low end like it was yesterday.

Puma Faas 200 Miles: 10.00
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
10.000.000.000.0010.00

I ran approximately 10 miles today in 1:19:16, with an average HR of 138.  I ran the same route as on Wednesday, except I turned around a tiny bit earlier, as on Wednesday I accidentally overshot my turn-around point.  Comparing the two days, I ran the route about 2 minutes slower today, with an average HR that was 5 bpm higher.  If I convert this to total heart beats over the course of the run, my total today was approximately 6% higher than on Wednesday.

Thinking to my new theory that dehydration causes increased HR, I recall that I was drinking quite a bit (and urinating quite a bit) for the first half of the day yesterday.  In the evening however, I drank relatively little, and prior to running today (at 3 PM) I drank only a small amount of the smoothie that Kimia made this morning, drinking no other fluids for the entire day.  So, today's run supports the increased HR with dehydration theory.  I will try to drink lots of fluids this evening, and in the morning prior to running tomorrow to see if my HR decreases.

Altra Adam Miles: 10.00
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
10.000.000.000.0010.00

10 miles.  My back is starting to act up a bit again.

Puma Faas 200 Miles: 10.00
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
51.753.250.000.0055.00
Altra Adam Miles: 25.00Puma Faas 200 Miles: 30.00
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