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Location:

Rock Springs,Wy,

Member Since:

Aug 26, 2012

Gender:

Male

Goal Type:

Local Elite

Running Accomplishments:

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 I ran for Utah State University for a few years from 1999-2002. I got a little burned out and took a break from running. Now 10 years later, I feel that there is still faster running left to accomplish. I started running again in mid-summer of 2012. I had a short spurt in 2009, but work got in the way.

 PRs: Non-Aided

5K 15:53

8K 26:51

 Marathon 2:45:24 Boston 2015

Aided PRs: 

5K 15:50

10K 31:47

15K 52:25 (Blacksmith Fork Freedom Run 1999)

Half Marathon 1:16:28 SLC Haunted Half 2015

Marathon 2:38:12

I have ran 7 marathons and averaged = 2:51:58

Short-Term Running Goals:

Run a sub 17:00 5K again

2:45 Marathon

3000 miles in 2013

2013 Race Schedule:

St. Patrick's Day 5K 3/16 1st Place 17:22

Famous Idaho Potato Marathon 5/18 3rd Place 2:52:20

St. George Marathon 10/5 2:45:45

2014 Race Schedule:

Gold Rush Half Marathon 3/15 1st Place  1:21:11

Poultney Chili Cook-Off 5K 9/27  1st Place 16:59

Turkey Trot 11/27

2015 Race Schedule: 

Boston Marathon 4/20/15 2:45:24

Run the Runway 3rd place

Huntsville Marathon 9/26/15 5th place. Took a chance and went out too fast. 2:53:19

Haunted Half SLC 10/24/15 3rd place 1:16:28

2016 Race Schedule:

Phoenix Marathon 2/27/16 2:51

Revel Mt. Charlston Marathon 5/7/16

St. George Marathon 10/1/16

Long-Term Running Goals:

Sub 2:35 Marathon 

Personal:

I am married and have a 5 year old little boy and a 2 year old little girl. I graduated from USU in aviation and worked as a pilot for many years. After subsequential furloughs and lay-offs due to the economy, I decided to go back to school. I then graduated from the nursing program at Boise State University. I now fly the University of Utah AirMed (Lifeflight) airplane base in Rock Springs WY.

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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
208.1039.9014.006.50268.50
ASICS Gel-Enhance Ultra 2.0 Miles: 228.00
Night Sleep Time: 0.00Nap Time: 0.00Total Sleep Time: 0.00
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
6.008.000.000.0014.00

14 miles 8 of which was at marathon pace and it turned out to be a 91min run. Great weather, but I got a blister. It must have been the socks that I wore.

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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
9.000.000.000.009.00

9 easy miles on the treadmill.

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9.000.000.000.009.00

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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
1.008.000.000.009.00

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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
6.004.000.000.0010.00

Progressive run today without my watch.

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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
6.300.000.000.006.30

Note to self: Don't got running shortly after going out to eat at Chili's!

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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
5.009.700.000.0014.70

I ran a repeating sequence of 1 mile easy followed my 2 at marathon pace.

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4.000.006.000.0010.00

I originally planned on doing a tempo run outside in between classes, I forgot some of my warmer running clothing and garmin. So I did the tempo on the TM at school. I did 6 tempo miles AP 5:49 @ 1.5% incline.

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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
9.001.000.000.0010.00

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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
6.000.000.003.009.00

I ran the 3 miles to Borah HS to do some intervals. 6x800m with 60 sec recovery. I wanted to run 2:40s on them.

2:39, 2:38, 2:38, 2:40, 2:39, 2:37

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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
11.100.000.000.0011.10

AM: 5.6 miles easy around the  neighborhood.

PM: Same loop around the neighborhood, but pushing Bennett in the stroller.

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11.006.000.000.0017.00

Long run day today. The first and biggest mistake that I made today was that I didn't eat anything before I went. I got a little hypoglycemic on the run. I did 9 miles easy then 6 miles at MP followed by 2 miles easy. AP for the easy miles was  6:46. AP for marathon pace was 6:15. I was planning on doing 7 MP miles and 2 of those at tempt but I was feeling the low energy from not eating. Like last week I did 10 miles of my long run at MP.

ASICS Gel-Enhance Ultra 2.0 Miles: 17.00
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
7.000.000.000.007.00

ASICS Gel-Enhance Ultra 2.0 Miles: 7.00
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
9.000.000.000.009.00

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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
6.000.000.001.007.00

6 miles easy then one mile at 5k race pace

ASICS Gel-Enhance Ultra 2.0 Miles: 7.00
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
6.000.000.000.006.00

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Race: Boise YMCA Christmas Run (2.5 Miles) 00:13:40, Place overall: 3, Place in age division: 1
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
12.300.000.002.5014.80

This was my first race in a long time, so I didn't know what to expect. I had the choose to run a 2.5 or 6.1 mile run. I chose the 2.5 mile run because the 6.1 mile course had a huge long hill in it.  I wanted to use this as a confidence builder and to see where my fitness. I wanted to run just under 5:30 for a sub 13:45. This time would have won any other year. Both race started at the same time. There was huge turnout ~3500 participant.

The race started off with a hardy Ho Ho Ho. I didn't want to go out to hard so I held back. At a 1/4 mile I was in about 25th place. I was slowly picking off people. Mile 1 (5:28) I was in about 6th or 7th place.  The leader was way out ahead (he was ran for Boise State). The rest of us were spread out about 10-15 meters.  At this point I still didn't know who was in my race or the other one. At about 1.2 is where the 2.5er made right turn and slit off. Here I could see that I was in 4th place.  There were two high school kids about 15 sec ahead of me. Also, here on out was were the wind really pick up. At 2 miles (5:30) I was making some ground on the 2 hs kids. I passed one of them just after 2.0 miles. I almost caught the second one at the line. He beat me by about 2 sec. I ran the last .5 in 2:42. I felt pretty good with this race since I started running  in Aug. I felt like I could have sustained that pace for another 0.6 miles for a sub 17:00 5k. I just could not have gone faster. I also feel really good about this race because I felt sick and had a fever earlier in the week and have this nasty cough (hence the lower mileage this week).  I think that I have a good base, but just need to do more speed workouts to get faster. My end goal is to run a 6:06 pace at the St. George Marathon this coming fall.

The YMCA fairly good job putting on this event. They had a Christmas Consume contest and Elvis won that competition. There was hot chocolate, chocolate milk, and soup at the finish and.  This race was clearly not put on by runners. Here comes the worst part. When you register for the race, you pay the $30 (kind of a little pricey) which included a long sleeve t-shirt. On the registration there was a box that said check here and pay $3 to have your race chipped so  you can get your official time. Well I didn't want to pay $3 to get my "official time." Well because of this I didn't get my 3rd place Christmas Ornament . The second place guy didn't get his either. From talking  to other runners in both races, many people didn't get awards who should have. Also they said in past years, there was the option to have your race chipped, but those that deserved the awards got them. Just a little frustrating for  paying $30 for a race and not getting the award you earned.

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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
6.002.204.000.0012.20

I am down here in Logan visiting my family and there is a blizzard out. I did the Nibley, Millville, and Providence bench loop in the blizzard. At six miles, I did 4 miles at tempo with 4+ inches of snow on the ground. I kept the tempo pace in the low 5:50's, but it felt a lot harder than that. I did 2.2 more miles at 6:15 pace. After I walked in the door I could hardly talk because my whole face was frozen. 

ASICS Gel-Enhance Ultra 2.0 Miles: 12.20
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
2.401.000.000.003.40

This was all that my family would let me run today. 

ASICS Gel-Enhance Ultra 2.0 Miles: 3.40
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
12.000.000.000.0012.00

I ran12 miles around my in-laws home by Soda Springs. This run included a blizzard, wind, icy roads, deep snow, snow drifts, uphills and downhills, 20 degrees, and starting elevation at 6000 ft.

ASICS Gel-Enhance Ultra 2.0 Miles: 12.00
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
11.000.000.000.0011.00

Eleven easy miles up in Soda Springs on the ice and snow. My hip flexor was sore today, but not as sore as yesterday. I don't have to run very hard up here in Soda because of the altitude. 

ASICS Gel-Enhance Ultra 2.0 Miles: 11.00
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11.000.000.000.0011.00

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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
18.000.000.000.0018.00

Long run today. Ran from my house up the green belt and back. Kept a steady pace the whole run. AP was 6:40. Kept every mile under 6:40 but the first. The temperature was 37 degrees when I left. It dropped 10 degrees and the wind picked up about half way through the run. I got cold.  

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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
6.000.004.000.0010.00

AP for the tempo was 5:42 and 6:20 for the entire run.

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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
208.1039.9014.006.50268.50
ASICS Gel-Enhance Ultra 2.0 Miles: 228.00
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