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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:

 2022: I'd like to just run more overall. I want to feel stronger than I have as of late.

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.

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Miles:This week: 13.50 Month: 97.64 Year: 501.29
Nimbus 22 Blue Lifetime Miles: 150.92
Nimbus 22 Grey Light Show Lifetime Miles: 183.78
Hoka Bondi 7 Grey Lifetime Miles: 70.64
Asics 22 Gray Lite Show #2 Lifetime Miles: 71.36
Nimbus 23 Blue Lifetime Miles: 107.42
Nimbus 24 Blue Lifetime Miles: 150.30
Nimbus 24 White Lifetime Miles: 113.35
Cumulus 23 Lifetime Miles: 42.27
Nimbus 24 Gray Lifetime Miles: 13.35
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesCrosstraining milesTotal Miles
73.3720.000.000.004.0097.37
Nimbus 17 Red & Gray Miles: 19.66Kayano 21 Dark Blue Miles: 16.25Nimbus 17 Blue Miles: 22.86Kayano 22 Blue Miles: 12.45
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesCrosstraining milesTotal Miles
2.461.000.000.000.003.46

I ran out to the T again past the Stake Center for one last run before I head down to St. George. I did one MP mile just to see how it felt and it felt good , not labored at all. May the good Lord be with us all this weekend and good luck to all the runners! My average pace was 8:18 with a total time of 28:42.

See ya Saturday.

Nimbus 17 Red & Gray Miles: 3.46
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Race: St. George Marathon (26.2 Miles) 03:42:55, Place overall: 1356, Place in age division: 124
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesCrosstraining milesTotal Miles
7.2019.000.000.000.0026.20

I didn't have a good day today... I was right on course through my 30K to Boston Qualify but then my legs hit the wall and I was done. Disappointed but anytime you finish a marathon you should feel good about yourself. I felt like I was right in here but it I just didn't have it for some reason. I look back at my training and I got a little lazy the last 4 weeks and I didn't get in enough long runs I think, I had the 1 20 miler but then after that I didn't get anymore  other than a 15 and then a 10 miler and that was 5 weeks out, so I might have peeked a little soon. I don't know if I'm going to do anymore of these but I'm sure I will change my mind, I feel like I have it in me for a 3:30 marathon but then I think maybe I'm just to old... I will post splits tomorrow.

See ya Later.

Mile Splits

1. 7:26 a little fast on this one but I was just trying to get loose and didn't realize I was going to fast.

2. 8:00 this was perfect pace and I was getting in a pretty good groove.

3. 7:36 a little fast again but wasn't working hard at all and some downhill on this mile.

4. 7:51 better and more relaxed.

5. 8:00 Feeling good.

6. 7:48 just cruising along.

7. 7:49 feeling good and preparing myself mentally for the uphill coming.

8. 8:48 Veyo, just tried to take it easy here and felt okay.

9. 8:14 dammeron valley. this is always a hard stretch for me but the plan was I had bailed some hay so to speak on the early miles so I could take it easy through here.

10. 8:17 feeling okay and just getting through it.

11. 8:28 stopped for some water here.

12. 8:05 feeling better and cresting the hill.

13.1 7:47 feeling okay and I hit the half in 1:45:00. perfect.

14. 8:12 I felt tired here for some reason and mentally slowed down.

15. 7:55 Back on track.

16. 7:47 Using the downhill.

17. 7:51 Still hanging in.

18. 8:20 Starting to hit the wall and I know theres nothing I can do about it :(

19. 9:09 Crash!

20. 9:19 Crashing harder!

21. 8:33 Tried to pick it up here but my legs are not having it.

22. 9:38 Feeling pretty bad here because I know I'm done.

23. 9:40 Crash!

24. 9:19 Just trying to get it done.

25. 10:02 Really pissed and I am questioning why I do these Damn things!

26. 10:04 Read mile 25 caption.:)

.2  2:46 I was barley moving here but I was running, my wife said she could see that I was struggling because usually I'm really strong at the end. Not this year.

3:42:55...  Disappointed no doubt but I think the last month of training I was a little lazy with my long runs and that is the reason for the crash... Plus, life intruded with soccer games on Saturdays and it messed up my training schedule some, so no BQ this year and I missed a PR by a minute or so which I didn't care to much about because the BQ was what I wanted anything after that really didn't matter to me.  I don't know where I go from here if I continue to try or just stop doing marathons all together, I did sign up for the runners series again just to give me options and I'm running the Snow Canyon Half in November...  I did make it with no injuries this time so I think the formula I used worked for me but I have to be able to get more long runs in those last 2 months because those are critical for those last 8 miles of the marathon.

Taking some time of and get the stiffness out and then I will continue pursuing my goal of 1500 miles by the end of this year.

Later

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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesCrosstraining milesTotal Miles
6.100.000.000.000.006.10

I decided to go out and try a run on my dead marathon legs, I ran out to Mini GU Corner and then back to the house via canal road. They were pretty ruff the first couple of miles but then they felt a little better in the middle and then not so good towards the end. They felt really good after a week of rest but they are still way tired, my average pace was 9:02 with a total time of 54:57. I have the Snow canyon half marathon in less than a month so I need to get back after it and I also want to stay on course to reach the 1500 miles for the year goal that I have set for myself. My goal is to have the 1500 mile goal by Christmas so I need to stay steady, hopefully my legs will let me do it.

See you Monday

Kayano 21 Dark Blue Miles: 6.10
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesCrosstraining milesTotal Miles
0.000.000.000.000.000.00

No time today.

See ya tomorrow.

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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesCrosstraining milesTotal Miles
6.100.000.000.004.0010.10

I took off work around 12:30 and then went out for a run out to mini Gu again via canal road, my legs, mainly my butt are still having a hard time recovering from the marathon.... I don't have any pep back in them yet either but I'm sure that will come back as I continue to recover. My average pace was 8:56 with a total time of 54:07, after the run I jumped on the elliptical for 40 minutes to see if that would help loosen up the stiffness and get things going again, no resistance just riding the bike so to speak.... I don't have any stiffness when I'm walking around its just when I go to run. It was a good workout.

See ya tomorrow.

Nimbus 17 Red & Gray Miles: 10.10
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesCrosstraining milesTotal Miles
5.200.000.000.000.005.20

I ran just as the sun was going down this evening, what a beautiful day it was today. I ran out towards Payson via canal road, I'm still feeling like my legs are a couple of heavy logs that I'm lugging around but other than that it was alright. My average pace was 9:01 with a total time of 46:36, the last mile or so I was able to get into a pretty good rhythm so that was good but the rest of it was a little tough.

See ya tomorrow.

Nimbus 17 Blue Miles: 5.20
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesCrosstraining milesTotal Miles
5.150.000.000.000.005.15

I ran out towards Mini Gu but stopped a half mile short and then back to the house via canal road. I still just have no energy and I'm just kind of going through the motions, but I'm proud of myself for not making excuses not to run and just go out and get it done. My average pace was 8:53 with a total time of 45:37, it was a nice day but the cool down is coming, it will feel nice.

See ya tomorrow.

Kayano 22 Blue Miles: 5.20
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesCrosstraining milesTotal Miles
10.150.000.000.000.0010.15

I ran out to Gu Corner via canal road, the wind was blowing 40 MPH plus, it was the toughest run that I have every had to do... My legs were dead and then the wind pounding in your face the whole way made for some super tough conditions. I was going to cut the run short because of the wind but when I got back to the house it was pretty tolerable so I tacked on a couple more miles around the house. My average pace was super slow at 9:17 with a total time of 1:33:57, I'm really proud of myself for not giving up on this run and just gutting it out.

See ya Monday.

Kayano 21 Dark Blue Miles: 10.15
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesCrosstraining milesTotal Miles
6.250.000.000.000.006.25

I ran after work today and I was able to get out just after 5:30 and I ran out to Payson Park but I cut it short and didn't do the rollers. I have a migraine and it was pretty tough just getting through the run, I felt a little better on the inward half but it is pounding pretty good right now. My legs are still super tired and they have no zip but I was able to get through the run with all the setbacks, I had a negative split on the way in. My average pace was slow at 9:07 with a total time of 56:46, I'm glad I didn't let the migraine stop me from going even though I'm paying for it a little now.

See ya tomorrow.

Nimbus 17 Blue Miles: 6.25
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesCrosstraining milesTotal Miles
6.100.000.000.000.006.10

I ran after work again today, it will be the last time I can do that this week as I will have  lots going on the rest of the week, soccer, soccer and more soccer. I ran out to Mini Gu and I started out feeling tired again but each mile got a little better and a little faster my last mile was in the 8:17 range, it just takes forever for the darn things to loosen up! My average pace was 8:53 with a total time of 53:58. I get to run my wife's Girls in the morning, I haven't done that since school started, should be fun.

See ya tomorrow.

Nimbus 17 Red & Gray Miles: 6.10
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesCrosstraining milesTotal Miles
5.160.000.000.000.005.16

I just had time for a little 5 miler, I ran the old blue mailbox route which is out towards Payson and then back to the house on Canal Road. I Still  have the dead legs thing going on but I'm just trying to stay regular log the miles. My average pace was 8:46 with a total time of 45:17.

See ya tomorrow.

Nimbus 17 Blue Miles: 5.16
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesCrosstraining milesTotal Miles
7.250.000.000.000.007.25

Morning run out past Mini Gu and up towards Gu and then back to the house the same way via canal road, my legs just feel horrible they feel like they did at the end of the marathon. I hope they come around by the the Snow Canyon half I'm running in a few weeks, my average pace was 9:00 with a total time of 1:04:55. It was a beautiful morning and I'm glad i was able to get out, even if my legs wouldn't cooperate.

See ya tomorrow.

Kayano 22 Blue Miles: 7.25
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesCrosstraining milesTotal Miles
0.000.000.000.000.000.00

No time today. soccer and yard work.

See ya monday
 

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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesCrosstraining milesTotal Miles
6.250.000.000.000.006.25

I wasn't able to run on Saturday with Ethan's Last club soccer game in the early morning and then I spent the rest of the day pulling up flowers and getting everything ready for my Christmas display.  I am so still in my inner thighs of my legs for all the bending down, I feel like I ran another marathon! So, today was a little ruff, legs were sore and I'm still trying to recover from the marathon not a good combination. My average pace was slow at 9:01 with a total time of 56:10.

See y tomorrow.

Nimbus 17 Blue Miles: 6.25
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesCrosstraining milesTotal Miles
73.3720.000.000.004.0097.37
Nimbus 17 Red & Gray Miles: 19.66Kayano 21 Dark Blue Miles: 16.25Nimbus 17 Blue Miles: 22.86Kayano 22 Blue Miles: 12.45
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