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SLC Winter Series 5K

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Location:

Riverton,UT,

Member Since:

Jun 19, 2006

Gender:

Male

Goal Type:

Local Elite

Short-Term Running Goals:

 2022 Running Goals:

Stay fit and healthy.  Run a decent Boston and St. George marathon.

 

 

 

Long-Term Running Goals:

Keep fit and stay semi-competitive as long as I can.

 

Personal:

I have a wonderful wife and son and we live in Riverton/Herriman Utah. I am a high school teacher, and head coach for cross country and track at Mountain Ridge High. 

 

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27.103.100.000.000.0030.20
Asics 2150 Miles: 9.50Asics 2140 Miles: 28.50Saucony Tangent 2 Miles: 6.00Saucony Fastwitch 2 Miles: 4.20
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Ran 5.5 easy miles on the treadmill at lunch at 8 miles an hour. 

After school I lifted my upper and lower body.

Asics 2150 Miles: 5.50
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesCrosstraining milesTotal Miles
4.500.000.000.000.004.50

My keys disappeared at work today.  Either I lost them or someone stole them out of my desk when I was out of my room.  Anyway I caught a ride home with Nicholson, grabbed my spare and ran back to the school to get my truck.  Legs not too bad from workout yesterday, other than the ankle is way tight.  4.5 miles at 7:09 pace.

Asics 2140 Miles: 4.50
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesCrosstraining milesTotal Miles
6.000.000.000.000.006.00

Ran on the treadmill at lunch because I am going to the Jazz game tonight. ran most of the run at 7:20 - 7:30 pace but sped up and ran a tempo mile at 6 minute pace (5:55) for the 5th mile.  43:00 for the run. 

Saucony Tangent 2 Miles: 6.00
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4.000.000.000.000.004.00

Ran by myself in the rain today around South Herriman.  7:14 pace.  Legs were tired, but I am tired in general this week. Went to the Oval after to watch some of my track kids run in a meet.  

Asics 2140 Miles: 4.00
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Ran around Daybreak Lake and then an extra mile around Daybreak with Greg.  Calves are pretty tight right now.  7:25 pace

Asics 2150 Miles: 4.00
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Race: SLC Winter Series 5K (3.1 Miles) 00:19:06, Place overall: 17, Place in age division: 4
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesCrosstraining milesTotal Miles
3.103.100.000.000.006.20

I really didn't want run this series since I am not even remotely in shape.  I don't mind being motivated by getting my butt kicked a little, but 3 years of being out and being injured takes a tole on you mentally and physically anyway.  I signed up though and figured I would see where I was after almost 4 weeks of easy running.  I am now sufficiently humbled!

I warmed up by myself for two miles.  Legs were still sore from the training this week.  I saw a bunch of blog people were there that I really don't know, mostly because I haven't raced really since 2008.  In 2008 it was different for me because I went to do that series with Sasha, Steve Ashbaker, Adam, and Ted back when we had the racing team going on.  Now I am out of the loop completely.  Also I was in decent shape before I got pneumonia before Del Sol that year.

I went out at around 6 minute pace for the first mile.  I was way behind everyone that was in front of me.  Next mile was 6:12, I slowed down a bit probably more from not being used to running that fast and getting killed by the front groups then the "head wind".  Last mile was about 6:13 and I caught some chick that was about my age in here that had went out too fast, but that was about it.  Allie Scott was a few seconds ahead of me, I have never met her, but recognized her.  My last .1 was 38 seconds. 

After I cooled down for just over a mile and called it good.  No awards for me, which is something else I am not used to, and don't enjoy.

I can tell this is going to be a rough and long attempt at a comeback!  I got beat by 4 girls today in a 5K.  First time I have ever been chicked by any girls other than my first marathon right after my mission and the TOU that I ran as a training run.  Never in a 5k!  I was a little disappointed I couldn't at least break 19 minutes either.  Oh well, I can't worry about how well everyone else is doing compared to me, I just need to keeping easing back into things and stay healthy and eventually I might turn into a runner again.  Probably everyone that beat me was at least 40lbs lighter and and doing 2-3 times the miles as me, not to mention a little speedwork.  I have to admit that it is pretty depressing to see where I am at right now, but it was nice to race again, even if I can't even compete with the women right now.:)


Saucony Fastwitch 2 Miles: 4.20Asics 2140 Miles: 20.00
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesCrosstraining milesTotal Miles
27.103.100.000.000.0030.20
Asics 2150 Miles: 9.50Asics 2140 Miles: 28.50Saucony Tangent 2 Miles: 6.00Saucony Fastwitch 2 Miles: 4.20
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