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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
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
31.886.200.000.0038.08
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
7.802.200.000.0010.00

Met up with Richard on a clear, beautiful spring morning. It was slightly cool (53) and humid (64%), but just right for a run. Richard was gone all last week on a diving expedition to the caves of Yucatan peninsula. These caves have a unique feature called a halocline which is vertical gradient between the inland fresh water and the ocean. The Maya apparently believed that this gradient or interface was the veil between mortality and the underworld. Richard said that in ten dives that they maybe explored 1 percent of the caves. Some caverns were big enough to fit a 747 while other passages were so small that a diver could barely get through with his tanks. He said the water was so clear that at times it looked like other divers were just floating in the air. It sounded like quite an adventure. We ran and walked together for about three miles and then I took off towards the temple to run a course similar to Saturday's run except I took the turn off to the golf course instead of going all the way to the mouth of American Fork Canyon. Felt a little tired at times, but no aches or pains to speak of.

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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
5.831.500.000.007.33

Kind of a routine run this morning. A little tired and achy starting out, but felt good once I got warmed up. Should increase my mileage this week by about six miles (into the upper forties). I'll probably hold it at 50 or slightly under for the next week and taper slightly for the WBR the following week. 

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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
5.250.000.000.005.25

Rainy morning. Slept in and ended up running on the treadmill during lunch. Learned that laughing and running on a narrow, moving belt are not a good mix.

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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
5.250.000.000.005.25

Worked out at the American Fork Fitness Center with the whole family. Brittany attended her Jiujitsu class, Laureen worked on the elliptical machine and Amelia and I ran on the indoor track and worked on the elliptical machines as well. We then went out for a treat and came home and watched a movie, "Passage to Zarahemla." Just a nice evening with the family.

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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
7.752.500.000.0010.25

Ran the American Fork loop this morning. Average pace was 8:31. Dragged a little bit at the end, but felt pretty good on the whole. Conditions were almost perfect (47 degrees, 74% humidity under mostly cloudy skies). 

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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
31.886.200.000.0038.08
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