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January 2013

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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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Miles:This week: 0.00 Month: 0.00 Year: 0.00
Cumulus12 Lifetime Miles: 10.65
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
56.633.000.000.0059.63
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
12.000.000.000.0012.00

Nice Saturday morning run with Laureen. Starting off we watched the runners participating in the Tour de Run thundering down the path behind our house. We saw them again about a half hour later along the path behind the high school as they were finishing. We cheered for Josie who was in second place for the women. It was a fun way to start our long run.

Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
4.300.000.000.004.30

Easy recovery run following the usual Highland Glen loop. Achilles was a little sore starting out, but it didn't bother me after the first half mile. It's nice and dark again starting out, but really warm. Only saw about four people out walking or jogging. Felt pretty good after the first mile or so and started picking up the pace.

Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
4.300.000.000.004.30

Routine Highland Glen morning run. Dark, mostly cloudy and warm. Passed a group of four young, fit men heading west towards the park. At first I thought they must be part of a high school cross country team, but as I got closer I could see that they were older. Very unusual. About the same time I noticed the purple clouds in the east above American Fork canyon and started picking up the pace. 

Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
4.300.000.000.004.30

I was going to go longer and harder today, but decided to back off because of lingering knee and ankle soreness. 

Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
4.300.000.000.004.30

Knee soreness still lingering a bit, but felt pretty good over all. Watched the ISS pass over just before starting out (around 5:30). I was surprised to see it going from southwest to northeast.

Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
4.900.000.000.004.90

Pretty morning for a run. Full moon low in the southwest. Even felt a little cool starting out. My knee was a little sore for the first mile or so, but I didn't notice it much after that, maybe because I tripped on some uneven pavement and scaped my palms a bit. As usual, gradually picked up the pace during the last half.

Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
4.900.000.000.004.90

Highland Glen loop

Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
4.900.000.000.004.90

Highland Glen loop

Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
5.000.000.000.005.00

Clocked the Highland Glen loop and realized that I needed to add on a little to get to five miles

Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
5.100.000.000.005.10

Heavy overcast this morning, threatening rain but only felt a few little drops. Felt pretty good over all. There was a very pretty sunrise over American Fork canyon when I finished and looking back towards the west there was a rainbow over our house. I took Drake for a short walk and then grabbed my camera to take a picture.

Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
2.633.000.000.005.63

Ran on the canal trail this morning. It was pretty dark starting out, even though there was a quarter moon over head. A couple of bikers almost ran into me (neither of us had headlights on). After two mile warm-up, ran  8:23, 8:06 and 7:57. Cooled down the last half mile. No real lingering aches or pains.

Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
56.633.000.000.0059.63
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