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July 2014

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Location:

Salem,Ut,USA

Member Since:

May 06, 2006

Gender:

Male

Goal Type:

Boston Qualifier

Running Accomplishments:

2006 Ogden Marathon 4:19:33.

2006 St. George 4:05:31

2007 Riverwoods 1/2 Marathon 1:34:47

2007 Speedy Spaniard 10K 43:20

2007 Riverwoods 10 mile race 1:12:38

2008 St George Marathon 3:43:37 

2012 Spectrum 10K 43:54

2012 St. George Marathon 3:42:17 PR!

2014 St George Half  Marathon 1:40:34 C/PR

2019 American Fork Half Run Against Cancer 1:40:31 C/PR

2019 Nebo Half Marathon 1:38:09 2nd in my Age group 55-59.C/PR

Short-Term Running Goals:

Get more consistent like I was 5 to 6 years ago. 2020 I'd like to just run more overall.

Long-Term Running Goals:

Stay healthy and keep running until I'm really old, and maybe get a Boston Qualify.

Personal:

I am Married and my wife Cindie and I have 5 kids. I am an insurance agent and have been for over 30 years.

Favorite Blogs:

Russian champion tries Crocs, commits to racing a marathon in them

Nikolay Chavkin in the video below did 3x1000, first two in Adidas carbon-fiber models, the last one in Crocs. Surprised by the result (2:52, 2:52, 2:50) with the fastest interval done in Crocs, he committed to racing a marathon in Crocs if the video gets 42K likes and 195 comments (for 42 km 195 m, the marathon distance). Nikolay's current marathon PR is 2:14:00. The video was created by a Russian sporting goods store chain. Their moto is "more sports - brighter life", which we think is wonderful, and also deserves a Like. If you want to see a fast marathon in Crocs, go to the video and click the Like button. And make sure to share it with your friends.

Miles:This week: 0.00 Month: 60.65 Year: 60.65
Nimbus 22 Blue Lifetime Miles: 194.50
Nimbus 22 Grey & Black Lifetime Miles: 156.40
Nimbus 22 Red 7 Black Lifetime Miles: 182.45
GT2009 Lifetime Miles: 227.89
Nimbus 23 Blue/Grey Lifetime Miles: 229.00
Nimbus 22 Blue Lifetime Miles: 150.92
Asic 2000-8 Blue Lifetime Miles: 7.25
Nimbus 22 Grey Light Show Lifetime Miles: 177.28
Hoka Bondi 7 Grey Lifetime Miles: 70.64
Asics 22 Gray Lite Show #2 Lifetime Miles: 58.06
Nimbus 23 Blue Lifetime Miles: 22.05
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesCrosstraining milesTotal Miles
70.3713.310.000.003.0086.68
Kayano 20 Black And Red Miles: 55.45Nimbus 16 Red & Black Miles: 17.27
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesCrosstraining milesTotal Miles
2.005.860.000.000.007.86

I ran Payson Canyon with the Guys and Kim, I was worried about my leg and how it would handle it but it did pretty good, there was some discomfort but nothing to bad... I pushed the pace pretty good, the first few miles were easy and then the next 5.86 were pretty fast, at least for me, 7:48, 7:43, 7:39, 7:38, 7:36, last .86 7:32. It was a pretty good tempo run but we weren't going all out just a nice steady run and I was surprised that my legs did as well as they did, this is only my 3rd time running it so that was good. Average pace was 7:48 with a total time of 1:01:23, it was a good workout.

See ya tomorrow.

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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesCrosstraining milesTotal Miles
5.150.000.000.000.005.15

I ran down to the school and ran with the Cheer girls and then ran back to the house, my legs were pretty wiped out from yesterday and it was slow go for the most part but I got her done. My lower left leg is still hurting about a 5 out of 10 but as I got going it was tolerable, my brother-in-law, the PT, worked it over pretty good last night so I'm sure that was the reason for it being sorer than normal. My average pace was way slow at 9:18, which included some uphill, and my total time was 47:31. After the run I did my upper body weight training and then I finished up with some push-ups.

See ya tomorrow.

Kayano 20 Black And Red Miles: 5.15
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesCrosstraining milesTotal Miles
1.000.000.000.003.004.00

I did the elliptical today for 30 minutes and then one mile on the treadmill, I'm just trying to work out the stiffness in my legs fron the downhill run on Tuesday. While running on the treadmill my lower leg was pretty darn painful so thats not a good thing, it did feel okay on the elliptical but that's not going to do me any good training for a marathon... If the old leg doesn't get on the mend soon then I will most likely bail, I'll see how it goes tomorrow when I run and then go from there.

See ya tomorrow.

Nimbus 16 Red & Black Miles: 4.00
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No running today... Lower leg is not cooperating.

See Ya Monday.

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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesCrosstraining milesTotal Miles
5.501.000.000.000.006.50

I ran for a mile and then I ran down to the high school to meet the girls,  I ran a mile and a half with them and tried to run with the faster girls and ended up with a sub 8 minute mile (7:55), and then after running with them I ran home. My leg felt a whole lot better than it did on saturday and I have decided that if I have to miss any runs because of the pain I will miss some of my week day runs, I need to make sure I am able to get in my long runs on saturday. My average pace was 8:24 with a total time of 54:27, after the run I did my upper body weight training and then finsihed up with some push-ups. I am really proud of the girls they are up to to 1.5 miles and they are really feeling good about it, our goal is to get them to 3 miles by the time school starts and we are right on schedule.

See ya tomorrow.

Kayano 20 Black And Red Miles: 6.50
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesCrosstraining milesTotal Miles
6.150.000.000.000.006.15

I opted out of Payson Canyon run this morning and ran up Loafer canyon instead, 3 miles up and 3 miles down, my pace was pretty slow going up and then I took it pretty easy on the way down. My lower leg pain was about a 5 out of 10 so not real great, average p[ace was 9:15 with a total time of 56:40. This route is really steep on the way up so pace is way slow and then steep coming back down but i took it really slow on the way down as my leg was a little uncomfortable.

See ya tomorrow.

Nimbus 16 Red & Black Miles: 6.15
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesCrosstraining milesTotal Miles
5.101.250.000.000.006.35

Warmed with a mile around my house and then I ran down to the high school to time the girls in their mile, They all did very well, most of them had PR's and so I think they are on the right track and they seem to me excited about running which is the main goal... I did a timed mile with them and mine was 7:25, we will time them again in a few weeks so my goal is to get that to a sub 7 mile. After the time trail I ran home and then after getting back to the house I ran out to the stake center to get a little more in. My average pace was 8:38 with a total time of 54:45, I finished up with some lite upper body weight training and then some push-ups. my leg was about a 4 on the pain scale so tolerable but it took a few miles to get it loosened up. It felt good on the mile  that I ran with the girls probably cuz the track is softer.

See ya tomorrow.

Kayano 20 Black And Red Miles: 6.35
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesCrosstraining milesTotal Miles
13.400.000.000.000.0013.40

I ran out past the Stake Center and then towards Mini GU, ran into Chad and Dan and they convinced me to run up over Harry's Hill with them... That was not a wise decision as my legs were pretty much toast from the get go this Morning, I walked 18 Holes of golf at Hobble Creek Yesterday and carried my clubs, that was not a good choice either for that is the reason for the dead legs that I had today. It was a death march for most of the run, my leg was about a 4 to 5 on the pain level but tolerable. My average pace was way slow at 9:05 with a total time of 2:01:42, I feel so rotten right now I feel like I could sleep for a thousand years I'm so beat.

See ya tomorrow.

Kayano 20 Black And Red Miles: 13.40
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My leg is not cooperating and I'm not sure if I will be able to continue training if it doesn't start getting better soon...

Later.

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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesCrosstraining milesTotal Miles
11.101.000.000.000.0012.10

I decided to go and try out the legs and see where its at after a week off, so I was up at 5:30 and then out the door around 6:00. The goal was to try for 10 miles and then see from there, I ran out past Mini GU and then up to GU corner and then back to the house, I was feeling okay so I went out to the old barn on Canal road to add a few more. My legs were feeling pretty dead so is topped and got a drink and ate some cantaloupe and then went out foe a few more out past the stake center...  My leg was okay and it was not hurting much at all, I mean I can still feel it but it was pretty good... Time will tell on Monday when I try to run again or later today, that will tell me where I'm at and then I can go from there.  My average pace was slower than normal at 8:46 with a total time of 1:46:02, I had an 8 Minute mile in the middle so I am counting that as MP. I'm glad that I was able to run and I hope like crazy that I will be able to continue with my training.

See ya Monday.

 

Kayano 20 Black And Red Miles: 12.10
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No time today.

See you tomorow.

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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesCrosstraining milesTotal Miles
6.121.000.000.000.007.12

I ran out to Mini Gu via canal road and then back to the house, my leg felt pretty good for the most part, although I haven't ran in a few days but that is progress. I had to take a VPB about half way through and I forgot to stop my watch, I hate that, so I just reset my watch from that point. Mile 3 was a MP mile at I did that in 7:30, my average pace for the run was 8:24 with a total time of 1:01:53, I sure hope my leg is breaking through and is finally on the mend. I guess I'm running the speedy Spaniard 10K on Thursday, I'm not sure how fast I will be able to run it but I am going to use it as a speed workout and just do my best.

See ya tomorrow.

Nimbus 16 Red & Black Miles: 7.12
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesCrosstraining milesTotal Miles
3.003.200.000.000.006.20

I ran the Speedy Spaniard 10K, it was my worst 10k ever and I haven't been feeling well as of late and it really showed today. I was not feeling good at all and I'm not sure what the doctor will find. They took a bunch of blood work so I guess time will tell. I just don't know where to go from here.

Kayano 20 Black And Red Miles: 6.20
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My leg was not good today, I tried to run but I turned back after a few hundred yards. I might be done for awhile, really disappointed and not sure what to think of things... I'll give it another week and then see where I'm at. Kinda worried with my leg and then the breathing problems that I have been dealing with as of late, not sure what I should do at this point. The SG Marathon is probably in jeopardy at this point so pretty pissed about that, I'll have to see what the next week brings and then go from there. Hopefully with all the blood work they will be able to figure things out.

Later.

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Letting my leg heal some.

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Same as yesterday. If I keep feeling like I do I might try a run tomorrow.

Later

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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesCrosstraining milesTotal Miles
6.100.000.000.000.006.10

I decide to try a run as my leg seemed to be a little better, plan was to take it a mile at a time and see how it goes... It felt pretty darn good but then I have had almost a week off so I'm sure that has to do with a lot of it.  I ran out to Mini GU corner and then back to the house, I would stop a little along the way just to not over do it. My average pace was pretty good at 8:20 with a total time of 50:46, it feels pretty good right now but tomorrow will tell and then the day after that. If I can get this behind me then I still might try for SGM, if I can't get 4 decent long runs in a row then I will probably bow out, time will tell...

See ya tomorrow.

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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesCrosstraining milesTotal Miles
5.750.000.000.000.005.75

It was a very difficult run today... My leg was really bothering me on the way down to run the girls, but then after a few miles it was tolerable and I ran just over 2 miles with them, and they did really well. I then ran home and it was feeling pretty good, not as good as yesterday but tolerable. So, I really don't know where to go from here, I can't really train like I would like for SG so I don't know if I should just bite the bullet and cancel out or try and see if I can continue to train and then just get through it. I probably need to go and have it checked for a stress fracture, because if it is one and I keep running on it then studies have shown that you can actually break it... I don't know what to do. Any advice out there? My average pace was way slow at 9:03 with a total time of 52:07.

See ya tomorrow.

 

Kayano 20 Black And Red Miles: 5.75
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesCrosstraining milesTotal Miles
70.3713.310.000.003.0086.68
Kayano 20 Black And Red Miles: 55.45Nimbus 16 Red & Black Miles: 17.27
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