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2013 Ogden Marathon

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Location:

Riverton,UT,

Member Since:

Aug 19, 2010

Gender:

Male

Goal Type:

Local Elite

Running Accomplishments:

5K PR 17:03 (2002)

10K PR (aided) Provo River 10k Uneventful10/05/2013 - 35:23

2013 Provo River Half (Time Trial) - 1:17:55 (PR)

2010 Citrus Heritage 10k - 37:42

2013 Fit For Life Half Marathon (Boise, ID)  - 1:20:40 (unaided PR)

2013 SOJO Marathon - 2:54:39 (PR)

2011 Fleet Feet Turkey Trot 5k - 17:56 (recent PR)

Short-Term Running Goals:

Get comfortable at 5:50 mile pace. 

2013 Race Schedule

Riverton Half Marathon - March 23th

Ogden Marathon - May 18th

Riverton 10k - July 4th

Fit For Life Half Marathon - Boise, ID - July 13th

SOJO Marathon - South Jordan - October 19th

Long-Term Running Goals:

Have a marathon time in the 2:30's

Personal:

Perhaps the skinniest healthy runner you will meet.  I am 6'-1" and 123lbs.  It doesn't matter if I run or not it is just how I am built. 

I am 38, married (Aubrey) and have two boys Steffin (9) & Alex (6)

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Miles:This week: 0.00 Month: 0.00 Year: 0.00
Merrel Road Glove 2 Lifetime Miles: 620.30
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
2014.95113.2547.2029.402204.80
Merrel Road Glove 2 Miles: 10.00
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
15.000.000.000.0015.00

Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
7.000.000.000.007.00

Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
13.501.000.000.0014.50


Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
10.000.000.000.0010.00

Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
8.000.000.000.008.00

Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
7.000.000.000.007.00

Noon - 7 on the parkway most of it in my socks.

Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
15.000.000.000.0015.00

7:30 am - 15 miles with Sasha - a couple mile in stocking feet in the snow (Croc wouldn't stay on)

Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
4.000.000.000.004.00

Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
10.000.000.000.0010.00

Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
6.000.000.000.006.00

Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
10.000.000.000.0010.00

8 am - 10 miles from Sugarhouse with Fritz and company

Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
4.000.000.000.004.00

Noon - 4 miles on the parkway

Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
10.700.000.000.0010.70

5:30 am - 1:20:04 - Herriman 10 mile loop on my lonesome.  Cold but nice run.

Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
9.000.000.000.009.00

6 pm - 4 on the treadmill progressive from 8 to 9.2 mph

10 pm - 5 on the treadmill all at 7 mph. 

Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
8.000.000.000.008.00

5:30 am - Out and back from Rachels house.  Fantastic.

Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
7.000.000.000.007.00

Noon - 7 miles partly on the JRP and the rest around West Jordan - 7800 S, Redwood Rd, 90th and back to the office.  The JRP never gets plowed so the packed section that had been runnable was an ice slick after the rain from the day before.  I bailed of the parkway after a mile and a half and hit the smoggy, dirty streets of West Jordan (at least the terrain was nice).

Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
18.600.000.000.0018.60

9:45 am - 18.6 miles with a good 4 miles plus above the fog/smog up and around Herriman.  The 4 miles of clear air were absolutely wonderful, I was sad to have to descend back into the gunk.  I could have definitely turned this into a 20 but 18.6 was good enough.  I will have to hit this loop again.  

Comments
From TBean on Wed, Jan 30, 2013 at 13:13:30 from 63.241.173.64

Looks like you're starting off the year with some good miles.

From Chad Robinson on Wed, Jan 30, 2013 at 13:26:25 from 50.73.39.89

Thanks Terry! I am trying to have a good consistent year. I would like to break 1:20 at Riverton (weather permitting) and 2:50 at Ogden this year. I am certain there will be a Riverton Half training run in the near future. I will keep you posted.

From Lily on Sun, Feb 03, 2013 at 19:35:02 from 67.199.178.95

Hey, if you hit that loop again and want company, I'm in! Nice job yesterday Chad!

From RAD on Sun, Feb 03, 2013 at 21:26:36 from 67.171.119.50

Lily, that loop is up behind my hood! It is a wonderful elevation gainer :) I'd tag along too...and I wouldn't even punch Chad for making me do it :)

Nice work Chad, that is a killer workout. Makes my 120ft/mile climb back home up 12600S look kind of pathetic. Okay, really pathetic. I know you'll hit your goals this year! No questions.

From Chad Robinson on Sun, Feb 03, 2013 at 22:09:22 from 184.164.99.133

Thanks Lily and Rachel! I will probably be looking to hit it again on the 18th (late morning). We can go 18 without deep snow or add in the snow and get in 20. Paul Fulton would like to get in on the 18th as well.

From RAD on Sun, Feb 03, 2013 at 23:27:16 from 67.171.119.50

C'mon smalls, you're killing me! :) I will definitely keep it in mind, but with 33 on 2/15 I might take a pansy card. We shall see :)

Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
4.000.000.000.004.00

Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
10.000.000.000.0010.00

5:30 am - 10 mile with the Newtons from my house with some fantastic south and east micro-dermal abrasion therapy.

Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
9.000.000.000.009.00

Noon - 5.5 slushy, dirty miles on the mean streets of West Jordan.

10 pm - 3.5 miles on the mill

Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
9.000.000.000.009.00

5:30 am - 9 miles with the Newtons along all of Shaggy Mountain Rd. We had about a half mile of unplowed mountain snow uphill. It was fresh powder for us but we had the wrong footwear and were heading the wrong direction. The scenery was absolutely beautiful.

Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
7.000.000.000.007.00

Noon - 7 miles on the parkway. Shorts, sleeves and tech-t.

Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
17.500.000.000.0017.50

6:30 am - 17.5 miles on a beautiful, but exhausting, run around all of Herriman. This was a combination of my run last Saturday and the Newton run Thursday without the snow. This one will certainly be revisited.

Comments
From Burt on Mon, Feb 04, 2013 at 13:10:37 from 71.216.109.214

You ran all the way around Herriman? I don't think the circumference of Herriman is 17.5 miles. I've been there.

Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
10.000.000.000.0010.00

5:30 am - 10 mile loop from my house with the Newtons.

Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
7.000.000.000.007.00

10 pm - 7 miles on the mill.

Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
8.000.000.000.008.00

5:30 am - 8 miles with the Newtons.

Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
4.000.000.000.004.00

5 pm - 4 on the mill.

Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
15.500.001.500.0017.00

7:30 am - 10 miles with Sasha and company and 7 miles on my own.  Sasha and I did a 1.5 mile pick-up felt good to move fast other than the hills and snow.

Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
10.000.000.000.0010.00

5:15 am - 10 mile loop from my house with the Newtons.

Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
16.500.000.000.0016.50

6:30 am - 12 mile commute run to work in an effort to get miles in on Wednesday and save some wear and tear on the vehicle.

5:15 pm - 2 miles from the office to the Trax station and 2.5 miles from the Trax station to home. 

Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
7.000.001.000.008.00

5:00 am - 8 miles on the Shaggy Mountain loop with the Newtons.  Dropped the last mile under 6 minute pace.

Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
6.000.000.000.006.00

8:30 am - 2 miles from the Trax station to the office in jeans and a backpack at 7:38 pace. 

10 pm - 4 easy on the mill.

Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
15.500.000.000.0015.50

6:30 am - 15.5 miles with George - We ran the Riverton Half course and a truncated version of the 5k course.  I was windy in Riverton Half fashion but made for a nice run.

Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
18.000.000.000.0018.00

9 am - 18 mile Presidents Day run with Rachel through the greater Herriman City area.  It was a little cold but not to bad and as long as long as we weren't running south we didn't have supper cold wind.  

Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
10.000.000.000.0010.00

5:15 am - 10 miles with the Newtons from my house.  My legs were feeling antsy on the uphills.

Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
8.000.000.000.008.00

5:15 am - 8 miles with Rachel and George on the Shaggey Mountain loop. Chilly but nice. Beautiful views.

Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
6.000.000.000.006.00

7 pm - 6 miles on the mill.

Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
18.000.000.000.0018.00

7:30 am - 18 miles with Sasha and kids. The weather was fantastic with only a little snow the the last mile or so.

Comments
From RAD on Sun, Feb 24, 2013 at 23:00:22 from 67.171.119.50

early start was wise this Saturday!!!

Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
10.000.000.000.0010.00

5:15 am - 10 miles with the Rachel and George.  It was chilly but we completely miss the snow storm that followed.

Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
0.000.000.000.000.00

Natta - crazy day with work.

Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
14.500.000.000.0014.50

5:15 am - 8 miles along Shaggy Mountain with Rachel and George.  Absolutely beautiful.

8:00 am - 6.5 miles from the car repair shop to work.  I was tired but not a bad run overall. 

Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
12.000.000.000.0012.00

7:00 - 12 mile run commute run to work.  I was a minute faster than what I was a few weeks ago.  The weather was fantastic.  It is starting to warm up.  

One a side note I am proud and happy to announce that I have actually gained 5 to 6 pounds.   The scale is showing 125-126 as opposed to 120-121.  I hope this translates to more fuel stores for the marathon.

Comments
From ACorn on Sat, Mar 23, 2013 at 19:57:22 from 24.2.76.146

Congrats on the weight gain!

From Burt on Sat, Mar 23, 2013 at 19:59:34 from 72.223.80.89

Congrats on the tumor! Now get a mammogram!

From Chad Robinson on Wed, Apr 03, 2013 at 11:22:49 from 50.73.39.89

Thanks guys. The extra weight is still hanging on.

Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
20.000.000.000.0020.00

Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
10.000.000.000.0010.00

Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
16.500.000.000.0016.50

Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
8.000.000.000.008.00

Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
6.000.000.000.006.00

Lunch run

Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
20.000.000.000.0020.00

Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
0.000.000.000.000.00


Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
10.000.000.000.0010.00

5:15 am - 10 with the Newtons.

Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
16.500.000.000.0016.50

6:30 am - 12 miles to work

 5:00 pm - 4.5 miles total - 2 miles to Trax and 2.5 miles from Trax to home. 

Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
16.000.000.000.0016.00

5:15 am - 8 with the Newtons

7:30 am - 4 miles to Work

5:00 pm - 4 miles back to the car 

Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
4.350.000.000.004.35

6:00 pm - 6:40 pace

Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
20.000.000.000.0020.00

9:45pm - 20 miles on the Shaggy Mountain loop 2:36:07

Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
0.000.000.000.000.00

Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
10.000.000.000.0010.00

5:00 am with the Lehi crew - pushed along a bit with Spencer - 6:58 pace

Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
10.000.000.000.0010.00

5:15 am - 10 with the Newtons.

Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
16.500.000.000.0016.50

6:30 am - 12 miles to work

 5:00 pm - 4.5 miles total - 2 miles to Trax and 2.5 miles from Trax to home. 

Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
15.250.000.000.0015.25

5:15 am - 7.25 with George - painful horizontal rain-sleet-snow.

10:00 pm - 8 on the mill 

Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
0.0013.100.000.0013.10

8:30 am - 1:27:58 - Ran the cancelled Riverton half course at as much of a race pace as I could muster.

Almost bought the farm a couple times.  Quite slippery with all the thin snow. 

Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
10.000.000.000.0010.00

5:15 am - 10 miles with the Newtons.  1:17:23

Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
16.500.000.000.0016.50

6:30 am - 12 miles down to work - 1:25:32 - A bit cooler than I would like but it is getting warmer

5:30 pm - 2 miles to Trax - 14:04

6:10 pm - 2.5 mile for Trax to home - 16:58 

Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
14.501.500.000.0016.00

5:15 am - 8 miles easy on the Shaggy Mountain Loop with the Newtons.

7:45 am - 4 miles from the car to work 28:42 - I discovered that for a couple miles the Jordan River Parkway is marked every quarter of a mile.

4:45 pm - 4 miles from work to the car - 26:48 - I decided to do a few faster quarters - 97, 98, 97, 95, 95, 91 

Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
4.000.000.000.004.00

6:15 pm - 4 miles on the mill

Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
16.000.004.000.0020.00

6:30 am - 20 miles with Sasha.  We did 6 miles first at about 7 minute pace.  We picked up Benjamin and ran a total of 8 miles with the first 4 being easy and the last 4 fast.  the goal for me was to stay at 5:50 pace.  I ended up finishing in 23:14 which is a new 4 mile PR for me.  I did lose my wheels quite a bit the last half mile that is quite up hill.  I figure I came through the 5k mark at about 17:40 which is the fastest I have ran a 5k in over a decade.  We finished up with another 6 miles easy to make it 20.  Overall it was a fantastic morning of running with nearly perfect weather.

Comments
From Adam RW on Sat, Mar 30, 2013 at 21:57:27 from 67.171.121.150

Really nice run today. It was so perfect out there.

From Chad Robinson on Wed, Apr 03, 2013 at 11:24:12 from 50.73.39.89

Thanks Adam! I really couldn't of asked for much better.

Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
10.000.000.000.0010.00

5:15 - 10 dark and wet miles with Ronnie and George.  I am really liking these warmer temps.

Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
16.500.000.000.0016.50

7:00 am - 12 miles down to work 1:23:00 - 6:55 pace.  The weather was perfect and the run felt good.

5:15 pm - 2 miles to Trax - 13:47:57

5:45 pm - 2.5 miles from Trax to home - 17:20:12

Comments
From RAD on Tue, Apr 30, 2013 at 16:21:20 from 76.27.82.202

Glad you didn't take a ride...would've messed up the workout! :)

From Chad Robinson on Tue, Apr 30, 2013 at 16:26:07 from 50.73.39.89

My mom told me to not accept rides from strangers!

Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
8.200.000.000.008.20

5:15 - 8 miles on Shaggy Mountain.

Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
0.000.000.000.000.00

Crazy work day - no running

Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
20.000.000.000.0020.00

6:30 am on the crazy hills of Herriman 2:44:31

 

Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
10.000.000.000.0010.00

10 with the Newtons

Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
8.200.000.000.008.20

5:15 - 8 on Shaggy Mountain

Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
0.000.000.000.000.00

Crazy work day - No running

Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
10.0010.000.000.0020.00

7:30 am - Today was my 10 up/10 down run with Sasha.  I wasn't certain how this would go with having a much less than stellar nutrition and sleep week but I was going to give it what I had.

We covered the first 10 in 1:17:48.  The initial plan going down was to hit 1 hour even but it wasn't quite in the cards today.  The splits went a follow - 5:50, 5;41, 6:15, 6:16, 6:12, 6:12, 6:21, 6:32, 6:45 and 6:58.  The last three miles leading to Sasha's are killer (especially the last) and I was definitely gasses.  I finished in 1:02:53 with a hard last 100.  I ended up feeling this workout for several days after.  It wasn't quite what I wanted but given the parameters it wasn't half bad.

Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
10.000.000.000.0010.00

5:15 am - 10 miles with Dave - 1:15:08

Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
16.500.000.000.0016.50

7:00 am - 12 miles to work - a slow work run commute - 1:29:18

5:15 - 2 miles to trax 14:30

5:45 - 2.5 miles home 17:28 

Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
8.000.000.000.008.00

5:15 am - 8 on Shaggy Mountain.

Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
0.000.000.000.000.00

Zero miles - camping with the scouts with only two of us adults so no go in the running.

Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
0.000.000.000.000.00

Once again no miles with scout camp and to much to do in the afternoon and evening.

Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
7.000.000.000.007.00

Noon - 7 miles on the Parkway during lunch - 47:55 - Nice out.

Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
10.000.000.000.0010.00

5:15 am - 10 miles with George and Dave.

Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
16.500.000.000.0016.50

6:45 am - 12 miles to work 1:29:39 - I was tired and really didn't want to do this.

5:15 pm - 2 miles to trax - 14:20 - still tired but I got to get home somehow.

5:45 pm - 2.5 more in 18:20 

Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
8.200.000.000.008.20

5:15 - Shaggy Mountain loop with the crew. 

Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
8.200.000.000.008.20

4:00 pm - 8.2 miles - 1:00:18 on the Shaggy Mountain Loop (almost broke an hour).  Ended up with an afternoon run and didn't want to deal with traffic.

Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
15.005.000.000.0020.00

7:30 am - 20 miles with Sasha, Collin and Steve Ashbaker.  I was somewhat nervous about this run since I was feeling under the weather (chest cold) and wasn't certain how I would fair.  The plan was to go 12 easy - 2 miles with Sasha's kids then 9 miles up to South Fork and 1 easy down - then 4 at 6:20 pace and the last 4 at whatever I could muster.  At the turn-around in South fork I just sort of started letting the downhill take me and gaped the guys with a 6:38.  I followed that up with a 6:23, 6:15, 6;16, and 6:09 which all felt very under control until about the last quarter of the 6:09 and I could really feel my body starting to work.  Shortly after the 6:09 my body said it was done, the guys caught me and Sasha told me to try to hang on but all I could muster was a 6:56 and then it really went south from there.  I don't have splits but there was walking involved (my back was sore, my neck was sore, my legs were tired and my breathing still high).  Had I not been sick I think I could have really nailed this workout.  Better now than two week from now.

Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
10.000.000.000.0010.00

5:15 am - 10 miles with George, Ronnie and Dave.  I am still feeling a bit sick - coughing up green stuff  - so I am just taking it easy

Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
0.000.000.000.000.00

Ended up with no run for the day.  I was still feeling off in the morning so I chose to skip my commute run but figured I would run in the afternoon.  However, around noon I got a headache that I tried to take out with Excedrine but it didn't touch it.  Later decided it was a sinus headache.  I took some Advil cold and sinus and after work I headed home and took a nap.  Felt much better after.

Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
8.000.000.000.008.00

5:15 am - 8 miles with George and Dave on Shaggy Mountain.  I am still coughing up a bit of green stuff but much less.  The weather was cool/cold but actually very nice.

Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
7.000.000.000.007.00

7 am - 7 at 7 with Rachel.  A nice chatty run.  Feeling better every day.

Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
10.005.000.000.0015.00

7:00 am - 15 miles around Pineview Reservoir with Ronnie, George and Dave.  The initial plan was to run the last 3 miles at marathon+ pace to get a test run with some fueling ideas.  However, with about 5 miles to go I had an unpleasant restroom mishap that put me several minutes behind the group - so I started the tempo portion early.  Starting at the half marathon mark at Ogden I went 6:53, 6:20, 6:08, 6:18, and 6:19.  I really hope we can have this weather in two weeks.  I was absolutely beautiful.

Comments
From steve ash on Sat, May 04, 2013 at 15:32:15 from 174.52.100.252

Looks like you had some pretty amazing weather to enjoy. Good Luck at Ogden!

From james (runmehappy) on Sat, May 04, 2013 at 22:32:04 from 98.202.96.224

Sounds like a good run Chad. Sorry it didn't work in to my schedule. See you in a couple weeks at Ogden.

Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
4.000.000.000.004.00

Noon - 4 easy miles on the Parkway during lunch - could of handled it being 10 degrees cooler.

Comments
From Josh E on Tue, May 07, 2013 at 09:17:38 from 205.235.104.4

That's more like it. I love lunch time runs but it is amazing how different upper 60s is. I'd rather it be in the 20s...

From Chad Robinson on Tue, May 07, 2013 at 11:35:13 from 50.73.39.89

Thanks for the push Josh. I am hoping for low 40's on the 18th.

Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
0.000.000.000.000.00

Another crazy work day - no run.

Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
10.000.000.000.0010.00

Noon - 10 easy miles 1:11:26 on the Parkway. Really nice out and only ate a few bugs.

Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
9.002.000.000.0011.00

5:30 am - 7 miles with George. Another fabulous morning

5:00 pm - 4 mile with 2 miles around 6:30 pace.

Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
9.000.000.003.0012.00

6:30 am - 12 miles with Sasha and Steve. We did 6.75 miles easy up the canyon then got into a 3 mile tempo run.

Mile 1 - 80 (0.25), 4:00 (0.75) - 5:20 total - Felt quite good.

Mile 2 - 80, 80, 82, 83 - 5:25 total - felling ok but fatigue is coming.

Mile 3 - 84, 83, 2:44 (0.5) - 5:31 total - The last 1200 was really tough.

Total time of 16:16 which is 20 second PR from when I did this last August.

We finished off with 2.25 miles easy back to Sasha's.

A great day and great weather.

Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
4.000.000.000.004.00

Noon - 4 tired and hot miles on the Parkway.  The run was highlighted by a snake sighting - It decided to do a 180 when I was a few feet away.

Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
7.000.000.000.007.00

5:30 am - 7 miles with Rachel, George and Curtis.  Nice to not have to worry about any layers.

Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
0.000.000.000.000.00

Stupid work.

Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
3.000.000.000.003.00

3 miles around Day Break with Rachel and Beca.

Race: 2013 Ogden Marathon (26.219 Miles) 03:08:12, Place overall: 64, Place in age division: 17
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
0.0026.200.000.0026.20

This race was certainly not what I expected or hoped for. Yes it was wet ( rained nearly the entire time), yes there was head wind for a lot of the course, and yes we spent waay to much time waiting for the race to start (2hrs+) but none of that should have made mile 12 feel like mile 20. My quads and hips were sore from mile 12 on. I desperately wanted to tuck in behind Devra an Tee when they passed me but there was no go. I have never had tightness like this before so I'm not certain where it came from. One of the consequences of not wearing Crocs this time around is that I had to re-tie my right shoe twice once at mile 3 and 8 ( on a positive note I didn't get any blisters). I was hoping that once I hit Ogden Canyon that I would be able to pick it up a bit, but that was short lived. At mile 20 I thought I still had a chance to break 3 hrs but by mile 23 I knew that was out of the question so I just did what I could to plod it in anxiously waiting for runners to pass me that I knew so I could congratulate them (many did). When I finally got to the finish line I worked through finish area rather quickly, met up with Aubrey and the boys (they did a great job enduring the rain), and slowly ( as fast as I could go) shivered my way back to the Hotel (fortunately only a block and a half away) for a hot bath and dry clothes. After a bit of rest I headed back to pick up my drop bag and, wouldn't you know it, it was beautiful outside (just a few hours late). My legs have improved through the day and all in all I am feeling rather well. I did enjoy running with Josh E for the first 8 mile and meeting and competing with so many running friends. I will get that Sub 2:50.

Comments
From TBean on Sat, May 18, 2013 at 20:02:49 from 198.228.216.170

I think the cold must have got you. I hate passing fellow runners near the end of the marathon that are clearly better runners than I am. You'll get sub 2:50!!

From Steve on Sat, May 18, 2013 at 20:02:56 from 66.87.112.206

Good battle today. It hit everyone hard

From Toby on Sat, May 18, 2013 at 21:38:34 from 199.101.229.6

Way to hang on during such cruddy weather!

From Teena Marie on Sun, May 19, 2013 at 08:45:11 from 66.182.75.180

No doubt that the rain and cold hit "the skinniest healthy runner [I] will ever meet" pretty hard. Seems like the "little" do better than most in the heat but far worse than most in the cold. At least that is the theory I have formulated ... be it wrong or right! :)

Still ... you did AMAZING! Very impressive. :)

From Josh E on Sun, May 19, 2013 at 08:56:29 from 67.2.82.12

Nice working with you Chad. Those Altra laces are the worst. Just like Riley lost his mojo after stopping to tie his shoes and you did it twice and played catch up a bit. With the pre-race shivering and the stress of that, energy can just be sapped. I look forward to running with you in the future.

From Tara on Sun, May 19, 2013 at 19:28:02 from 75.169.138.61

Nice to meet you at the starting line. Next time you'll get that sub 2:50 while you wear crocs!

From Faceless Ghost on Sun, May 19, 2013 at 20:56:08 from 69.169.149.6

With conditions like those, I think rough times were inevitable. I'm sorry the race didn't go as well as you had planned.

From Burt on Mon, May 20, 2013 at 13:18:07 from 71.216.109.214

Nice job. Sorry Mother Nature hates you.

From Chad Robinson on Mon, May 20, 2013 at 15:50:01 from 50.73.39.89

Thanks everyone for the kind comments, it really was an enjoyable weekend overall. And in all reality I really can't really complain about my worst marathon being a Boston qualifier.

Teena - you are probably right. The odd thing is that I really didn't feel cold during the race (just after).

Josh - I watched your green shirt in envy for many miles wanting to catch up the second time. We will certainly have to get in a few Saturday runs in over the summer and fall. I am always game for an Emigration Canyon run and I am certain you would love to run some hills in Herriman.

From josse on Mon, May 20, 2013 at 22:10:20 from 174.232.133.134

Great job hanging in there to the end:) and thanks for the little push at the end it helped!

From james (runmehappy) on Mon, May 20, 2013 at 22:25:05 from 98.202.96.224

Chad, it was nice to meet you at the starting line. I am sorry you were hammered by the conditions like I was. It was a tough day. We will both get our goal times soon though.

From Chad Robinson on Wed, May 22, 2013 at 22:25:14 from 71.219.25.82

Thanks Josse you did quite well.

Thanks James! We will have to get together on somes runs this summer. At least we both lived to race another day.

From Sasha Pachev on Sat, May 25, 2013 at 20:29:54 from 72.250.218.114

I think Teena's theory is right. Low body fat means that when it gets cold the carbs will be used for heat.

From josse on Sat, May 25, 2013 at 20:48:40 from 174.255.144.71

I feel like the cold affected me for the worse. If it would have only been a half it would have been fine but for as long as we were out there you body temps go down. I really wish I would have worn more clothes and been better prepared. You forget how the cold affects you when your in it for that long under dressed. These condition were very similar to sgm one year and my body did the same thing, meaning I felt the same. Only if we could control the weather:)

Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
8.200.000.000.008.20

5:30 am - 8.2 miles with the Newton crew on the Shaggy Mountain Loop.  A little cool but nice nonetheless.  Went a little faster than I planned and my calf muscles let me know it.

Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
1.000.000.000.001.00

1 easy mile with my wife.  

Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
13.000.001.000.0014.00

7:30 am - 14 total miles with Sasha.  Most of the run was quite easy but we did do a pickup for about a mile trying to catch another runner (he turned some other direction before we could catch him) a bit under 6 minute pace that nearly wiped me out.

Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
10.000.000.000.0010.00

5:15 am - 10 miles with the Newton crew from my house.  I was tired but managed a few miles right around 7 minutes even.  1:19:49

Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
7.000.000.000.007.00

Noon - 7 miles on the parkway.  51:02.

Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
6.002.250.000.008.25

5:15 am - Shaggy Mountain with the Newton Crew.  Dave was feel sharp this morning so I kept with him.  Most of the run was in the 8 minute range with the last 4 miles going 6:46 (first main down), 7:03 (some big uphill), 5:54 (now we are cooking down), 6:21 (a little bit of up but keeping it smooth) and 86 or so for the last quarter.  The weather was just about perfect with a bit of a west wind.  I think I have Ogden out of my legs.

Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
10.000.000.000.0010.00

5:30 am - Serious sleeping in with the Lehi Crew (Scott, Matt, Brandon, Mike, Chris, and Spencer).  10 miles in just over 7 minute pace (1:10:46) around who knows where (I will have to export my garmin info into Google Earth) in Apline/Timp with fantastic weather (tech-t and shorts) and fantastic company.

Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
12.500.000.000.0012.50

7:00 am - 12.5 miles around Daybreak area.

Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
10.000.000.000.0010.00

5:15 am

Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
5.003.000.000.008.00

5:15 am - Fast Shaggy Mountain Loop - 57:30

Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
12.502.000.000.0014.50

5:30 am - 14.5 miles with Scott and Brandon up and down Provo Canyon.  Beautiful.

Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
10.000.000.000.0010.00

5:15 - 10 with the Newtons.

Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
16.500.000.000.0016.50

6:30 am - 12 miles to work - I am tired.

5:00 pm and 5:45 pm - 2.0 and 2.5 miles home.  Still tired. 

Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
8.250.000.000.008.25

5:15 am - 8.25 exhausting miles with the Newtons on the Shaggy Mountain Loop.  I was beat and bringing up the rear.  I need more sleep.

Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
7.000.000.000.007.00

Noon - 7 wonderful miles on the parkway.  I slept in and waited until lunch to run.  The weather was great and I felt much better.

Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
21.000.000.000.0021.00

6:30 am - 20 miles up and down Provo Canyon with Sasha.  We did (4) 1 mile pickups (2 up/2 down) 6:14, 6:07, 5:55, 5:59 and the last half mile to Sasha's (up hill) in 3:14.  A good workout considering how beat I was Thursday. Minus the wind going up the weather was fantastic.

(1) 10 minute mile with Aubrey when I got home.  I took her 32 minutes to complete the mile (with walking breaks) which is a 3 minute improvement from a couple weeks ago. 

Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
10.000.000.000.0010.00

5:00 am - 10 nice and easy miles with the hobbled Scott and Matt in Alpine.  Another beautiful morning.  They bravely managed 8:03 pace.

Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
10.000.000.000.0010.00

5:15 am - 10 miles with George and Ronny.  Minus the GI disaster with about a half mile to go it was really a fantastic run.  

Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
16.500.000.000.0016.50

6:15 am - 12 miles 1:26:00 to work commute run.  Other then another more minor GI mishap I felt much better than last Wednesday.  Lots of bugs on the parkway.

5:15 pm - 2 miles to TRAX in 13:40

5:45 pm - 2.5 miles from TRAX to home with the wind at my back in 17:06

Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
6.250.002.000.008.25

5:15 am - 8.25 miles on the Shaggy Mountain Loop.  Clocked the last two miles in 5:45 and 5:55. Feeling rather sharp.

Comments
From Rachelle on Thu, Jun 20, 2013 at 10:03:22 from 159.212.71.17

Awesome miles this week Chad.

From Chad Robinson on Thu, Jun 20, 2013 at 10:20:52 from 50.73.39.89

Thanks Rachelle - I am shooting for 72 this week and feeling good.

Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
4.000.000.000.004.00

Noon - 4 slow lunch miles on the parkway.

Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
17.000.001.003.0021.00

5 am - one 9:56 mile in 30 minutes with Aubrey - she is slowly improving.

6 am - 20 miles - 12 with Sasha and 8 on my own. At 2.25 miles in we did a 1 mile pickup (uphill) - 2:53, 88 & 86 - 5:48 total. After another 3.5 miles we did the three mile tempo down - 5:39, 5:32 & 5:30 (I couldn't quite hit 5:25 for the last mile but I pushed it hard). We finished back to Sasha's to finish off the twelve. I then went out and did another 8 on my own. 2:28:09

Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
10.000.000.000.0010.00

5 am - 10 miles with Reed, Scott, Matt, Toni and Mike in the Alpine/Highland area.  Reed and I averaged about 6:30-6:35 pace for the last 5 miles.  Total time 1:10:33

Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
8.002.000.000.0010.00

5:15 am - 10 miles with Dave, Ronnie and George.  We picked up a bit the the last 3 miles with 6:42, 6:22 and 6:09.  An absolutely beautiful morning with perfect temps and wind.

Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
0.000.000.000.000.00

Needed a day off.

Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
15.250.000.000.0015.25

4:45 am - 15.25 miles - 1:53:53.  Since I missed yesterday I chose to make today a longish day.  I ran 3.5 miles to meet George, Ronnie, and Dave for the Shaggy Mountain loop, covered the 8.25 miles with the group, and then ran back home.  Not to bad of a run overall, but I was certainly tired toward the end.

Comments
From Tom K on Thu, Jul 11, 2013 at 13:16:52 from 71.228.90.171

Excellent mid-week long run. Nice work!

Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
11.600.000.000.0011.60

4:30 pm - a hard down and back up (1200 ft of climb) at soap stone basin.

Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
10.250.000.000.0010.25

5:00 am - 10 miles by my lonesome on the Scott K loop

Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
10.000.000.000.0010.00

5:15 am - Newton crew from my house

Race: Riverton 10k (6.214 Miles) 00:38:48, Place overall: 5, Place in age division: 1
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
2.000.000.006.208.20

For the life of me I still can't figure this race out.  Only the first mile marker was out on the course so I don't have splits for the rest of the race.  It was warm/hot and humid.

Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
11.000.000.000.0011.00

6:00 am - Ran up to Desolation Lake and back from the Millcreek side with George and Dave.  What and absolutely beautiful run with perfect temps - I even got a bit cold at the top.

Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
16.500.001.500.0018.00

6:30 am - Ran up and down Provo Canyon with Sasha and Steve A.  The plan was for me to jump in on the last two miles to Sasha's house to help pace him through the last 2 of his 10 hard.  Even going down the canyon I wasn't feeling it, but nonetheless got after it when Sasha and Steve came up on me.  To my surprise my body responded rather well until I hit the hills for the last half mile, and then it closed up shop.

Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
8.002.000.000.0010.00

5:15 am - 10 miles with the Newton crew - pushed the last couple miles 6:14 and 6:15.

Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
8.250.000.000.008.25

5:15 am - Shaggy Mountain loop nice and easy and hot.

Comments
From RAD on Mon, Jul 15, 2013 at 11:20:57 from 76.27.82.202

yes it was hot!!! and humid too...darn thunderstorms :)

Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
6.000.000.000.006.00

1:45 pm - 6 easy miles out and back on the Boise Green Belt.

Race: Fit For Life Half Marathon (13.109 Miles) 01:20:40, Place overall: 4, Place in age division: 1
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
7.400.0013.100.0020.50

What a wonderful race!  I now have a new unaided PR by nearly 3 minutes (the course is an out-and-back on the Boise Green Belt).  This is my second year in a row running this race (my sister lives in Boise so we spend a few days hanging out and jump into this half (only $38)).  My sister just lives a bit over a mile from the start of the course so I did a warm-up jog over and got the bowels taken care of.  The weather was pretty perfect with low 60's, a little tiny breeze, and little to no humidity. The race at 7:30 and we were off.  I started of rather conservative and passed several runners toward the end of the first mile.  Around mile 3 I felt something hitting my leg and looked down to see that shoe was coming untied (darn it).  I slowed a bit leading up to the turn-around but then was able to get into a good rhythm going down stream.  A couple little bump in the trail slowed me a bit but otherwise I was feeling great.  I got passed into fifth with about 2 miles to go but passed my self in fourth (a different guy) with about a third of a mile to go.  I ended up finishing 23 seconds behind 3rd (darn shoe lace).  

5:47 (I still think this mile marker is short), 6:01, 6:23 (had to tie my shoe), 6:09, 12:30 (missed the marker), 6:28, 6:08, 6:11, 6:20, 5:59, 6:09, 5:57 and 36 seconds for the last 0.1.

After chatting with the others and resting up a bit I headed out for a 5 mile cool down while waiting for awards.  Collected my miniature bat (a good forget me stick) for first in my division and jogged it back to my sisters house.

Comments
From Chad on Tue, Jul 16, 2013 at 09:32:13 from 168.177.153.180

Nice job Chad!

From Ryan Achatz on Thu, Jul 25, 2013 at 01:18:30 from 170.232.192.10

I saw you running the race. You were tieing your shoe as I was was coming the other way. I was out on a long run along the greenbelt. You passed me one other time as I was going the other way around your mile 10-11. I was going to say your name but I couldn't spit it out in time. Nice job on the race. It was quite warm that morning.

From Chad Robinson on Fri, Jul 26, 2013 at 13:53:59 from 50.73.39.89

Thanks Chad and Ryan. I figure I lost about 20 seconds thanks to my shoe. I actually found the weather rather agreeable relatively speaking. I will certainly be back next year.

From jtshad on Wed, Oct 02, 2013 at 09:41:11 from 141.221.191.225

Congrats on the unaided PR! (Sorry I am just seeing this). That is a fun race, glad you got to run it again and get such a good time.

From Chad Robinson on Thu, Oct 03, 2013 at 13:17:44 from 66.29.168.98

Thanks Jeff. They do a great job for such a low key race. I plan to run it again next year.

Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
10.000.000.000.0010.00

Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
10.000.000.000.0010.00

Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
8.250.000.000.008.25

Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
16.000.000.000.0016.00

Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
10.000.000.000.0010.00

Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
10.000.000.000.0010.00

Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
5.000.000.000.005.00

Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
5.500.000.000.005.50

Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
7.000.000.000.007.00

Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
16.500.000.000.0016.50

Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
10.000.000.000.0010.00

Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
10.000.000.000.0010.00

Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
16.000.000.000.0016.00

Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
10.000.000.000.0010.00

Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
10.000.000.000.0010.00

Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
11.000.000.000.0011.00

Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
11.750.000.000.0011.75

Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
10.500.000.000.0010.50

Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
12.000.000.000.0012.00

Desolation.

Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
10.000.000.000.0010.00

Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
10.000.000.000.0010.00

Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
8.000.000.000.008.00

View Benchmark

Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
8.250.000.000.008.25

Race: Herriman Mustang 4-miler (4 Miles) 00:23:20, Place overall: 4, Place in age division: 1
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
6.000.000.004.0010.00

Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
10.000.000.000.0010.00

Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
10.000.000.000.0010.00

Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
10.000.000.000.0010.00

Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
8.250.000.000.008.25

Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
10.000.000.000.0010.00

Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
20.000.000.000.0020.00

5:30 am - 20 miles with Chris Pusey

Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
10.000.000.000.0010.00

Scotts

Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
10.000.000.000.0010.00

My house

Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
10.000.000.000.0010.00

Lehi

Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
8.250.000.000.008.25

Shaggy

Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
10.500.000.000.0010.50

Matts - Thanksgiving Pointe

Race: Provo River Half (Uneventful) (13.109 Miles) 01:17:55, Place overall: 2, Place in age division: 1
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
8.000.0013.100.0021.10

The impromptu, unsupported, solo (mostly), uneventful Provo River Half Marathon with Sasha (4 miles).  A new PR by 50 seconds with no pacing assistance.  

This initial plan for the day was to do the 10/10 run up and down Provo Canyon but Sasha decided otherwise and thus I had about 30 minutes to prepare for a half marathon time trial.  

The race plan was for Sasha to run with me through the first 5 miles and then he would speed up and do his own thing.  Through mile 4 we ran side-by-side down South Fork to Vivian hitting 5:28, 5:33, 5:44 and 5:37-  At Vivian Sasha had to take a pit stop so I continued on my own 6:04, 5:57, 6:17, 6:26, 5:54, 5:54.  Sasha caught me about 2/3 up the double back along the highway and summarily passed me.  I went through the ten mile marker just under 59 minutes and closed the last 5k in about 18:45.  5:59, 6:01, 6:05

We then proceeded to make the 7 mile death march back to Vivian with a moose siting on the trail included.

Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
12.000.000.000.0012.00

12 with Sasha

Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
10.000.000.000.0010.00

Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
0.000.000.000.000.00

Took a day off.

Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
8.250.000.000.008.25

Shaggy Mountain

Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
10.500.000.000.0010.50

5:00 am - 10 miles from Matts - Thankgiving Pointe

Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
20.000.000.000.0020.00

20 slow miles around Herriman.  10 or so with Rachel.

Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
10.000.000.000.0010.00

Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
10.000.000.000.0010.00

Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
10.000.000.000.0010.00

5:00 am - Lehi parkway - 4 miles tempo 5:50, 5:58, 6:12, 6:01

Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
8.250.000.000.008.25

Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
10.500.000.000.0010.50

Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
7.000.006.000.0013.00

Ran up the Big Cottonwood half course to mile marker 7 - ran for a bit down with Sasha - 5:03 for the first mile.

Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
10.000.000.000.0010.00

5:00 am - 10 from Scotts

Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
10.000.000.000.0010.00

5:15 am - My loop

Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
6.500.000.004.0010.50

5:00 am - Lehi track - Windy!! - 4 x 1 mile w/ 800 meter rest.  5:53, 5:55, 5:54, 5:48.  Very pleased with this effort with the wind.

Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
6.252.000.000.008.25

5:15 am - Shaggy Mountain Loop

Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
10.000.000.000.0010.00

5:00 am - 10 miles from Matts along Murdock

Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
12.004.000.000.0016.00

7:00 am - 16 total miles up and down Provo canyon from the Orem soccer fields with a crew of 13.  Hung back with Dave coming back - we went 5:58, 6:40, 6:25, 6:25, 6:23.  We eased up the last 3 miles to 7:10s.  Fantastic run and 6:20's felt rather easy.

Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
10.000.000.000.0010.00

5:00 am - 10 miles from Scotts house

Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
10.000.000.000.0010.00

5:15 am - 10 mile loop from my house

Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
0.000.000.000.000.00

Slept in and never got out later in the day.

Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
6.250.002.000.008.25

5:15 am - Shaggy mountain loop - Hit the last two miles fast in 5:59 and 5:57

Comments
From RAD on Fri, Sep 27, 2013 at 12:21:02 from 76.27.82.202

just the last two? huh...must've had a good rest before that :)

From Chad Robinson on Mon, Sep 30, 2013 at 13:13:49 from 66.29.168.98

What do you mean "rest". We are actively doing our crossfit intervals...

From RAD on Mon, Sep 30, 2013 at 13:47:30 from 76.27.82.202

ahhh, is that how you two keep yourselves from falling asleep?

Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
10.000.000.000.0010.00

5 am - 10 miles with Matt and Trevor Baker.  Cool and wet but otherwise nice

Comments
From Bec on Fri, Sep 27, 2013 at 12:02:49 from 70.115.197.197

Nice miles for the week. Looks like Utah is a little cool right now.

From RAD on Fri, Sep 27, 2013 at 12:22:49 from 76.27.82.202

It is SNOWING RIGHT NOW!!! Ugh...cold :(

Glad you got out before you could see the snow.

From Matt Poulsen on Fri, Sep 27, 2013 at 12:45:30 from 66.7.112.65

He's back! Great to see you back on the blog. Thanks for the run this morning. Always a pleasure.

From Chad Robinson on Mon, Sep 30, 2013 at 13:16:07 from 66.29.168.98

Thanks Becca, the weather was certainly bi-polar today. I think I would have preferred the snow, however.

Matt, I never went away, I am just really lazy with blogging. And the feeling is certainly mutual.

Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
0.000.000.000.000.00

Craweled out of the tent at 6 am to head out for 10 or so but was chased back in by a heavy 20 degree windchill.

Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
10.500.000.000.0010.50

5:00 am - Thankgiving Point loop with Matt, Scott, Mike, Reed and Jeff.  A nice warm morning with just a bit of wind.

Comments
From RAD on Mon, Sep 30, 2013 at 13:09:59 from 76.27.82.202

"just a bit of wind"? Not sure if that is sarcastic or you really did beat the wind this morning. When I ran it was crazy!

From Chad Robinson on Mon, Sep 30, 2013 at 13:12:04 from 66.29.168.98

We got lucky in Lehi and actually missed most of the wind. Could tell it was blowing pretty good when I got home.

From RAD on Mon, Sep 30, 2013 at 13:46:34 from 76.27.82.202

Should've gone to Lehi....

Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
10.000.000.000.0010.00

5:15 am - Dave and I on my 10 mile home loop.  The air was cooler but still doable with just a tech-t and shorts.  

Comments
From Trevor Baker on Thu, Oct 03, 2013 at 13:32:05 from 155.99.177.210

What you said the other day about the weather at SOJO... Starting to get nervous for snow flakes. haha. Keep up the great work training! You'll be prime for a pr in 2 weeks!

From Chad Robinson on Thu, Oct 03, 2013 at 18:04:35 from 66.29.168.98

Thanks Trevor. My biggest fear/concern is wind (South Jordan/Herriman/Riverton loves its south wind).

Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
10.250.000.000.0010.25

5:30 am - I did 4 miles on my own before meeting up with Matt, Scott and Mike from Matt's house for another 6.25.  I was really a perfect weather day.

Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
8.250.000.000.008.25

5:30 am - Ran the Shaggy Mountain loop mostly solo except for the last 2 miles that Rachel joined me on.  I was tired on the hills (I need to get more sleep).  The wind was cold out of the north wich made me glad to have my jacket.  Kudos to Rachel for clocking a relatively conversational 6:32 and 6:52 pace.

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Didn't get home until 1 am (Utah football game).  Opted for sleep and took the day off.

Race: Impromptu, Uneventful Provo River 10k (6.214 Miles) 00:35:23, Place overall: 3, Place in age division: 1
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
10.800.000.007.2018.00

6:00 am - A total of 18 miles with Sasha (as well as Benjamin, Jenny, Julia, George, and Jacob).

Following a 3 mile + warmup Sasha, Benjamin and I proceeded to do a 10k time trial starting just above Bridal Veil and ending at Sashas house.  Miles splits were as follows - 5:33, 5:37, 5:34, 5:33, 5:47, 6:06 and 1:13 for the remaining 0.2.  I went through the first 5k in 17:17 and the second in 18:06.  I maintained direct contact through the 5k and relatively close visual contact through mile 5.5.  Although aided (320 ft net drop) I have yet broken 37 minutes in a 10k let alone 36 minutes.  Needless to say am very pleased with my performance. 

While waiting for kids to get ready for there runs I had a glass of water, dextrose and EmergenC.  We ran another 7+ miles with the rest of the kids and finished of the session with a Sasha fast mile under 6 minutes.  

The fast mile went much better than I had expected and I was the one pushing the pace.  The quarters were as follows - 82, 83, 82 and 79 totaling a 5:26 mile and I could have continued on a bit more.  This is the first time that I have been able to put in this fast of a push (by a long way) this late into a run.  Certainly my fitness has improved, but I also believe I found my new running fuel - dextrose and EmergenC (it will be on tap for SOJO).

The weather was cold (high 20's/low 30's) with just a little bit of wind heading up the canyon, but I dressed appropiately and found it comfortable enough.

Comments
From Matt Poulsen on Sat, Oct 05, 2013 at 15:17:28 from 166.137.209.19

Excellent run! Very impressive! You are looking very strong. SOJO will be very special for you!

From SpencerSimpson on Sat, Oct 05, 2013 at 16:14:46 from 50.73.45.89

nice jog in the park for you Chad. I am impressed at your improvement but not surprised at all. You will kill SOJO. Congrats. Made it Happen...

From Teena Marie on Sun, Oct 06, 2013 at 08:40:17 from 74.211.26.22

Wow!!! Nicely done!!! What is Dextrose? I do love EmergenC. :)

I think I will be at the RunGr8 store Thursday evening for KT tape as part of the SOJO expo (or something like that). Perhaps I will see you there! :)

From Chad Robinson on Sun, Oct 06, 2013 at 10:50:32 from 71.219.17.144

Thank you Matt, Spencer and Teena I really hope I can cash in on the strides I have made.

Teena - Dextrose is essentially straight glucose derived from corn. It is easier to digest and much less sweet which allows for higher concentration. I have had it several times as a recovery drink after hard runs with Sasha, but I have never used it as a fueling mechanism until Saturday - which was more of a happy consequence than a thought of plan. I will plan my expo stop for Thursday.

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Took the day off.

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5:15 am - 10 miles loop from my house with Dave.  The south wind was making it's presence, but otherwise it was warm.  My left calf was a bit sore but nothing concerning (I suspect residual from Saturday).

Comments
From steve ash on Thu, Oct 10, 2013 at 22:38:21 from 174.52.100.252

Looking good for So Jo Chad. Lots of consistent mileage to go with it all. What kind of time are you hoping to crank out?

From Chad Robinson on Thu, Oct 10, 2013 at 23:07:37 from 65.130.121.99

Anything under 2:50. 2:45 would be my A+ goal.

Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
7.000.000.000.007.00

Noon - 7 lunch miles on the parkway.

Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
8.250.000.000.008.25

5:15 am Shaggy mountain.

Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
10.000.000.000.0010.00

5:30 am with the Lehi crew.

Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
12.250.000.000.0012.25

12 miles with Jake, Allie, Fritz, Josh and James in the Highland area.

Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
10.000.000.000.0010.00

5 am with Scott, Matt, Chris and Mike.

Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
7.000.000.000.007.00

5:30 am - 7 from my house.

Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
6.000.000.000.006.00

5:30 am - 6 easy with Matt on the parkway in Lehi.

Race: SOJO Marathon (26.219 Miles) 02:54:39, Place overall: 6, Place in age division: 2
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0.0026.200.000.0026.20

In spite of my goal going into this marathon of breaking 2:50, I am still pleased with how this one played out.  Although I had a relatively large positive split I performed better on the second half of this marathon than any prior.  I was pleased with my fueling strategy of dextrose and emergency (now I need to figure out how to get that at other marathons).  I am going to continue to try and build my endurance in hopes to take down the 2:50 monster next year at Utah Valley.  

The quick detailed info: 10 mile - 1:03:33 (6:21) / 1:07:44 (6:46) / last 10k - 43:18 (6:59) 13.1 - 1:23:38 (6:23) / 1:31:04 (6:57) 5k splits - 18:59 (6:07), 21:15 (6:51), 18:53 (6:06), 19:36 (6:19), 20:47 (6:42), 21:53 (7:04), 21:38 (6:59), 21:53 (7:04) and 9:40 for the last 1.3 miles (7:26). All these times are off of my garmin in conjunction with Google Earth - the markers on the course were a mess. A 1 min 15 second PR and a 4 min plus course PR from last year.

Comments
From Sasha Pachev on Mon, Oct 21, 2013 at 12:57:57 from 69.28.149.129

Congratulations!

From Jake K on Tue, Oct 22, 2013 at 13:15:29 from 67.177.11.154

Congrats on the PR, Chad!!

From Chad Robinson on Wed, Oct 23, 2013 at 16:28:24 from 66.29.168.98

Thanks Sasha and Jake.

From Chad on Wed, Oct 23, 2013 at 16:28:55 from 168.177.153.180

Nice job.

From steve ash on Wed, Oct 23, 2013 at 17:26:33 from 174.52.100.252

Chad, Great work on getting closer to your goal time. I'm so glad you are making some headway now. Why dextrose? Is it a little different glycemic wise than Gu, Powerade etc?

From Chad Robinson on Wed, Oct 23, 2013 at 17:52:37 from 66.29.168.98

Thanks Steve and Chad!

Steve - I am not certain how dextrose differs glycemic wise from Powerade/Gatorade but it is easy to digest/absorb at a higher concentration (it is not as sweet as traditional sugar and is really straight glucose). I also prefer drinking my calories than trying to swallow down a Gu. Perhaps Gatorade/Powerade will have to be my go-to when I can't stash my own bottles on a course.

Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
1.000.000.000.001.00

While waiting for my son at karate I went over to the Riverton High track and walked a mile and then ran a mile (jeans and a long sleeve shirt).  It felt nice.

Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
7.000.000.000.007.00

5:30 am - 7 easy miles from my house with Rachel and Dave.  

Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
10.000.000.000.0010.00

5 am - 10 miles with Matt, Mike, Chris and Ty along the parkway in Lehi.  The average pace was right at 7 minute.  My legs are still a bit stiff but are feeling fine and getting better.

Comments
From Jeff L on Wed, Oct 23, 2013 at 20:13:37 from 97.117.8.111

Nice job on the marathon the other day.

Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
8.250.000.000.008.25

5:15 am - Shaggy Mountain with Rachel and George - nice and easy.

Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
5.500.001.002.008.50

8 am - 8.5 miles with Sasha.  We did the that last two miles of the classic 3 miles course down the canyon in around 10:50 jogged about 3/4 of a mile then did another mile at about 5:48.  The legs are fealing great post marathon.

Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
4.006.000.000.0010.00

5 am - Keate 10 w/ Scott, Mike, Matt, Chris and Reed.  Whatever it was today I just felt like moving so I did.  Finished the loop in 1:07:58 (7:55, 7:22, 6:30, 7:02, 6:32, 6:21, 6:15, 6:09, 6:27, 6:27)

Merrel Road Glove 2 Miles: 10.00
Comments
From Josh E on Mon, Oct 28, 2013 at 16:57:25 from 205.235.104.4

Nice new pic! I am sure Allie is thrilled!

Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
2014.95113.2547.2029.402204.80
Merrel Road Glove 2 Miles: 10.00
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