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January 2008

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Location:

Cedar Hills,UT,USA

Member Since:

Apr 08, 2006

Gender:

Male

Goal Type:

Age Division Winner

Running Accomplishments:

5K: 21:39 (2006) Half marathon: 1:33:45 (2006) Marathon 3:31:49 (2006)

Short-Term Running Goals:

Lose some weight and get back into racing shape. Run more races this year.

 Next race: St. George Marathon

Long-Term Running Goals:

Stay healthy and in good enough shape that I can more or less keep up with my youngest daughter.

Personal:

My wife Laureen got me into running. She went into the St. George Marathon Ten Year Club last year and I should go in this year. I have two daughters (15 and 21).

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Cumulus12 Lifetime Miles: 10.65
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Another treadmill workout. The PF in my right foot seemed to be a little better. I've been consistently trying to improve my pace a little. After the workout I used a mechanical foot massager which seemed to help. The biggest thing now is just getting back on a consistent schedule, which is a little difficult since each day is very different from the previous one.

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My PF wasn't bothering me hardly at all today, but my hip flexors were a bit sore starting out. I think a lot of the aches will go away once I get back on a daily running schedule.

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Felt pretty good today with no real PF soreness during or after the run. Listened to a podcast on the hazards of running (from Phedipidations.com).

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My right foot was a little tender this morning, but I was able to gradually increase the pace. My foot felt better towards the end and has been feeling OK since. As I've mentioned before, I think it'll help to just get back on a regular schedule, not pushing too hard until the pain completely goes away.

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Treadmill workout.

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Only had time for a short run as I had three interviews lined up today.

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Highland Glen loop in the afternoon (temperature: 50 degrees with a very slight breeze out of the south). Average pace was 8:52. The PF in my right foot was bothering me starting out, but it seemed to numb up a bit after about a mile. I still have some lung congestion, but over all it just felt great to get outside. There were time later on in the day when I hardly noticed the PF at all and other times when my foot was so sore I could hardly walk. I was happy that I could at least get some mileage in the last six days (and even happier to see Tom and Paul's race reports!)

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Treadmill workout today. The flat cushioned surface seems to be easier on my foot than running on the trails that are a bit uneven now with the patches of snow and ice. I could feel a little soreness after the workout, but it wasn't bad. I'm really anxious, however, to get back outside.

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Another treadmill workout today, but pushed the pace a bit to see how the foot would feel afterwards. It is a little sore, but really not too bad. I've noticed that I run more on the balls of my feet now.

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Treadmill workout again this morning. I think I'm taking the right approach with regards to my foot as it really felt pretty good this morning. Almost no pain starting out. There's been a little soreness since then, but the PF certainly seems to be getting better. My lungs, however, weren't feeling so good today. I've had a bit of cold that seems to be settling in my lungs. I was a little wheezy and light-headed half way into the workout. 

I started back to work today after a long layoff. It's nice getting back into the routine. Work is only nine miles from home, so I'm hoping to run/bike to and from work occasionally. I need to figure out if there's a place to shower and store clothes.

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Treadmill run this morning. The PF bothered me from time to time yesterday afternoon, but wasn't a problem this morning. I'm still not feeling 100 percent, but I'm not as congested as yesterday. I'm happy to be settling back into a routine.

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Cross training day. Upper body workout shoveling snow for 45 minutes. I'm hoping I can get a run in later today.

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Treadmill workout. The PF in my right foot didn't bother me much during the run and hasn't bothered me much since. I'm still dealing with some lung and nasal congestion so I didn't push it too hard this morning. I think I'll have a good base to build on when the streets start to clear. If my foot feels OK, I may test it outside (on more irregular surfaces next week).

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