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Nebo Half Marathon

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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: 5.20 Month: 5.20 Year: 1034.68
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: 142.57
Asic 2000-8 Blue Lifetime Miles: 7.25
Nimbus 22 Grey Light Show Lifetime Miles: 139.43
Hoka Bondi 7 Grey Lifetime Miles: 58.08
Asics 22 Gray Lite Show #2 Lifetime Miles: 17.70
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesCrosstraining milesTotal Miles
106.1517.000.000.0011.80134.95
Nimbus 22 Blue & Orange Miles: 67.90Nimbus 22 Teal And Orange Miles: 29.75Nimbus 22 Blue Miles: 14.15Asic Nimbus 21 Grey Miles: 4.50Nimbus Lite Grey Miles: 11.35
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesCrosstraining milesTotal Miles
15.350.000.000.000.0015.35

My hip seems to be coming around and even though my pace was a little slower than I'd like I still felt pretty good... I was quicker toward the end on the last few and I felt like I could have gone more. My legs were a little tired from walking around Lagoon for 8 Hours yesterday, so all in all it was a success. My average pace was 9:01 with a total time of 2:18:22.

See you Monday.

Nimbus 22 Blue & Orange Miles: 15.35
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesCrosstraining milesTotal Miles
6.152.000.000.000.008.15

Sacred Grove Route. I felt pretty good on the way up but still slow on the way down, in the past I can break the 7:30 guy but I can't seem to beat the 8 Minute guy anymore. I had 2 miles MP at 8:08, 8:06, not the best but thats as good as I can do on this route for some reason. My average pace was 9:53 with a total time of 1:20:26, I finished up with some lower body weight training.

See you tomorrow.

Nimbus 22 Teal And Orange Miles: 8.15
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesCrosstraining milesTotal Miles
3.108.000.000.000.0011.10

Payson Canyon with the group, I felt pretty good but I hit the wall on the last mile for some reason... I  must have pyushed it to hard and the upper miles. MP miles were 7:57, 7:36, 7:09, 7:19, 7:26, 7:30, 7:32, 8:05, my average pace was 7:49 with a total time of 1:26:43.

See you tomorrow.

Nimbus 22 Blue & Orange Miles: 11.10
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesCrosstraining milesTotal Miles
14.150.000.000.000.0014.15

I felt horrible and it was pretty much a death march, I didn't even feel like adding on when I got back to the house my legs were just toast. The last 3 miles were just nasty. Average pace was real slow at 9:50 with a total time of  2:19:05, pretty rough.

See you Monday.

Nimbus 22 Blue Miles: 14.15
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesCrosstraining milesTotal Miles
0.000.000.000.004.504.50

Elliptical for 45 minutes. Thats better than doing nothing at all. I just didn't want to go out and fight the heat this afternoon, I couldnt run this morning.

See you tomorrow.

Asic Nimbus 21 Grey Miles: 4.50
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesCrosstraining milesTotal Miles
7.200.000.000.000.007.20

No Loafer Canyon this week, my legs and pace are just pathedic and I need to stay away from the heavy hill, up and down. My pace was so slow again at 9:38 with a total time of 1:09:07, I feel like I'm back to where I was a few  months ago. Oh well such is life.

See you tomorrow.

Nimbus 22 Teal And Orange Miles: 7.20
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesCrosstraining milesTotal Miles
15.150.000.000.000.0015.15

I really was struggling through about 11 miles. Kind of like last week and then my legs kind of came to life for some strange reason, the last 3 miles were like I would like then to be. My average pace was 9:13 with a total time of 2:19:26.

See you Monday.

Nimbus 22 Blue & Orange Miles: 15.15
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesCrosstraining milesTotal Miles
7.150.000.000.000.007.15

Really rough run again this morning, my foot really hurt too. I noticed it more on the downhill than the flat, that doesn't bode well for the Nebo Half... My average pace was super slow at 9:49 with a total time of 1:09:58, I finished up with some upper body weight training and some push-ups. Frustrating.

See you tomorrow.

Nimbus 22 Teal And Orange Miles: 7.15
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesCrosstraining milesTotal Miles
7.150.000.000.000.007.15

The first few miles were really slow and stiff but then I started to just work on my tunrover to try and get my legs to loosen up and it seemed to work. My average pace was 8:57 with a total time of 1:03:50, miles 4,5,6,7 were all in the 8:30 or better range. Foot cooperated for the most part.

See you tomorrow.

Nimbus Lite Grey Miles: 7.15
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesCrosstraining milesTotal Miles
7.250.000.000.000.007.25

Payson Park loop, My legs are just gone and my ITband and Glute on the right side are just down right painful. I couldn't get them to loosen up this morning so my pace was way off again. I feel like I am right back to where I was before the Protein drink. Frustrating. Average pace was slow at 9:41 with a total time of 1:10:32.

See you tomorrow.

Nimbus 22 Teal And Orange Miles: 7.25
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesCrosstraining milesTotal Miles
0.000.000.000.004.004.00

Elliptical for 40 Minutes.

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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesCrosstraining milesTotal Miles
13.200.000.000.000.0013.20

I just feel like I am getting slower and slower and slower... Legs hurt and I just don't have any energy and turnover at all. I can't remember being so frustrated and just discouraged with my running. My average pace was slow at 9:40 with a total time of 2:07:37... Nebo Half should be interesting next week. I don't think I'll take 2nd in my age and 1 sub 1:40 like last year... No way in Hell.

See you Monday.

Nimbus 22 Blue & Orange Miles: 13.20
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesCrosstraining milesTotal Miles
0.000.000.000.003.303.30

33 minutes on the elliptical to try and loosen up the legs for Saturday. I'm still super sore in the Glute and ITBand. Oh well. Not much I can do now.

See you tomorrow.

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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesCrosstraining milesTotal Miles
4.200.000.000.000.004.20

Just trying to loosen up the legs for Saturday... My Glute muscle is still really sore but it did loosen up after a few miles but the slow turnover continues. I just need to finish the race and get my medal for the year to keep the streak going. My average pace was slow at 9:31 with a total time of 40:00 even.

See you Tomorrow.

Nimbus Lite Grey Miles: 4.20
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Race: Nebo Half Marathon (13.1 Miles) 01:48:52, Place overall: 361, Place in age division: 13
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesCrosstraining milesTotal Miles
6.107.000.000.000.0013.10

Nebo Half this morning with Bigfoot. I felt pretty good through about 10 Miles and then the last 5K was pretty rough. But I fought through the little nagging injuries that I have been dealing with over the summer and Gutted it out. My Official time was 1:48:52, 10 minutes slower than my PR last year but thats to be expected.

See you Monday.

Nimbus 22 Blue & Orange Miles: 13.10
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesCrosstraining milesTotal Miles
106.1517.000.000.0011.80134.95
Nimbus 22 Blue & Orange Miles: 67.90Nimbus 22 Teal And Orange Miles: 29.75Nimbus 22 Blue Miles: 14.15Asic Nimbus 21 Grey Miles: 4.50Nimbus Lite Grey Miles: 11.35
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