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June 23, 2021

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Cedar Hills,UT,USA

Member Since:

Apr 08, 2006



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.


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
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance

Weekly temple route tempo run. Improved average pace by six seconds from last week with slightly less effort (average heart rate dropped 2 bpm). Felt pretty good, although I occasionally have a twinge of pain in my right achilles tendon. I do need some new shoes.

From Sasha Pachev on Wed, May 03, 2006 at 22:19:51

Good work! How fast was the pace?

For new shoes, go to Wasatch Running - I am of course biased because I run for them.

From Kerry on Thu, May 04, 2006 at 15:11:48

1st mile: 8:26 (downhill, warmup)

2nd mile: 8:10 (downhill, relaxed pace)

3rd mile: 8:14 (flat to rolling, relaxed pace)

4th mile: 9:08 (uphill, hard effort)

5th mile: 7:59 (half up, half down, hard effort)

Total time was 41:35, an improvement over last week's 42:18.

From Sasha Pachev on Fri, May 05, 2006 at 09:31:37

This is starting to look really good. Your three fastest miles added up beat your recent 5 K performance. Approximately what kind of uphill grade was the 4th mile?

From Kerry on Fri, May 05, 2006 at 11:43:40

Thanks. The steady uphill section is 1.5 miles long and is a 2.9 percent grade.

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