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Location:

Spanish Fork,UT,USA

Member Since:

Jan 15, 2007

Gender:

Male

Goal Type:

Age Division Winner

Running Accomplishments:

Lifetime PRs:

Marathon: 3:07:59 2013 Big Cottonwood Marathon 

1/2 Marathon: 1:24:30 2008 St. George Painters

10K: 38:39 2008 SLCTC

5K: 18:44 2009 Nestle Art City Days 

55-59 AD PRs:

1/2 Marathon:???

10K:???

5K:??? 

 

Short-Term Running Goals:

2021 plans: 

  • Work on core strength
  • Lose 5 lbs
  • Overcome lingering injuries
  • Have fun!

 

Long-Term Running Goals:

Consistently place in the top 5 of my age division as long as my body will allow it.

Beat Terry Bean at any distance at least one time before I depart this earth.

Take care of mind and body so I can be in it for the long haul. Don't do STUPID THINGS!

Run until I'm 99 with Kim by my side and remember that EVERY RUN IS A GREAT RUN!

Peace of mind by striving to live like this

 

Personal:

I've been married to the lovely Kimberly for 34 years. We have 5 great kids.

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

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Miles:This week: 0.00 Month: 21.00 Year: 1344.24
Saucony Fastwitch #1 Lifetime Miles: 65.50
Asics Gel Excite #6 Lifetime Miles: 316.02
Asics Gel-Nimbus23 #1 Lifetime Miles: 55.60
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
113.9010.109.000.00133.00
Asics DSTrainer17 #1 Miles: 61.50Asics DSTrainer #4 Miles: 51.50Asics DSRacer Miles: 10.00Brooks Launch Miles: 10.00
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
6.000.000.000.006.00

Six miles easy about 3.5 with Kimi.  Got a little warm toward the end and I think I was a bit dehydrated, my ave HR was a lot higher than it should have been.

9:07/143 

Asics DSTrainer17 #1 Miles: 6.00
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
7.004.000.000.0011.00

Got out bright & early with Kimi on a fairly warm and slightly muggy morning.  Ran mostly with Chad with Darin joining in for a while.

Got in a few MP miles that felt harder than they should have.  Hopefully with a good taper next week I'll be ready to race next Saturday.

Now off to get ready for a wedding reception! 

8:07/160 

 

Asics DSTrainer17 #1 Miles: 11.00
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
4.500.000.000.004.50

Went out this morning and felt about as sluggish as could be.  I guess the wedding reception activities over the weekend really wore us out.

I'm going to taper a little more than usual for the HM on Saturday and take it pretty easy for a week or 2 after that.  Time to take a little mid-year break to recover from fairly hard training over the first half of the year.

Looking forward to spending some time this week in St George with Kim and the girls.

8:38/140

Did 6 x 10s wimpy hill sprints toward the end of the run.

Asics DSTrainer #4 Miles: 4.50
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2.000.002.000.004.00

Went out early with Kim.  Ran a couple easy then last 2 at HMP. Felt pretty cruddy I may need to re-think my race plans. Between the race a couple weeks ago, wedding reception last weekend, and other stresses I can't quite seem to get feeling back to normal again.

8:08/152 

Asics DSTrainer17 #1 Miles: 4.00
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
3.000.000.000.003.00

 

Asics DSTrainer #4 Miles: 3.00
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Three miles nice & easy with Kim down in St George. Did 4 strides at the end.

Asics DSTrainer17 #1 Miles: 3.00
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Race: Utah Valley Half Marathon (13.1 Miles) 01:36:52, Place overall: 97, Place in age division: 5
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
2.006.107.000.0015.10

Well this was a stinky race. Talk about HEADWIND HELL!! Stiff wind in your face for 10 or 11 miles of the race was not so fun at all.  

After about 2 miles I pretty much threw everything out the door and figured I'd enjoy the scenery and ignore the watch. Kim actually forgot her watch so she enjoyed the scenery also (this was her plan anyway), and had fun chatting with a bunch of runners and helping a bunch of runners along.

Ran with a couple other south county guys my age (Andrew & Ricky) for 4 or 5 then we gradually split up with me bringing up the rear.   I really dislike headwinds and they seem to break me mentally about as much as anything (except maybe heat). 

I was surprised I still ended up 5th in AD which earned me an unexpected and probably unearned plaque. 

I'll dispense with the mile-by-mile rundown and summarize by just saying most all miles were stinky.

 Time to take a little break through the rest of June then I'll get back in the saddle. I'm thinking of only racing 5Ks and 10Ks the rest of this year. 

Asics DSTrainer17 #1 Miles: 15.10
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Took it easy today. No running, went to the gym for some various XT. They had School of Rock on the TV so I hung around until it ended so about an hour of stuff including treadmill walking with incline cranked, stair-stepper, eliptical, and bike.  

Probably very little running for me this week and nothing hard/fast or very long the rest of the month. Time for a mid-year break and take it easy for a few weeks. 

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Nice 5 mile power walk with Kimi down on the river trail. Saw a few critters including at least 3 very loud whistling marmots and 1 very quiet mink.

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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
2.000.000.000.002.00

Did about an hours worth of various XT stuff at the gym similar to Monday. Did manage to sneak in 2 TM miles along the way.

Asics DSTrainer #4 Miles: 2.00
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
3.000.000.000.003.00

Ran 3 easy miles in the early morning. 8:39/148

Later went to the gym for 45 min various XT. 

Asics DSTrainer17 #1 Miles: 3.00
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Easy 3 miles in the early morning. 8:51/143 

Later to the gym at work for 45 min XT. 

Asics DSTrainer17 #1 Miles: 3.00
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
6.000.000.000.006.00

Slept in a bit and didn't get out the door until around 7.  Ran with Kimi down around the river bottoms on about as pretty a morning for a run as you could hope for.  Sun shining bright, temps a bit cooler than usual, and the wind wasn't too crazy. Nice!

Thought maybe there wouldn't be many runners out with WBR going on this weekend but there were actually quite a few folks out enjoying the day.

Asics DSTrainer #4 Miles: 6.00
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
4.400.000.000.004.40

Out early with Kim for just over 4 miles. Did 6 x 10s hill sprints towards the end.

8:51/143

Later went to the gym for around 30 min XT. 

Asics DSTrainer17 #1 Miles: 4.40
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
4.000.000.000.004.00

4 miles in the early morning on another dandy weather day, a bit cooler than normal. Starting to feel like I'm getting a little bit of the running mojo back. 

8:25/147

Later did about 30 min XT at the gym then tonight went for a nice relaxing bike ride with Kim and the girls. 

Asics DSRacer Miles: 4.00
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Pretty much a repeat of yesterday.

8:27/149 

Asics DSTrainer #4 Miles: 4.00
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4.000.000.000.004.00

Another 4-miler in the early morning and cross-training later at the gym.  I'm enjoying backing off the running miles for a while, the cross-training at the gym not so much but I suppose it does help me keep from losing much conditioning.

8:24/146 

Brooks Launch Miles: 4.00
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Race: American Fork Half Marathon (pacer) (13.1 Miles) 01:59:41
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
14.000.000.000.0014.00

Kim and I were pacers at the AF 1/2 marathon today. I did 2 hours and Kim did 2:10. Had a lot of fun running the relaxed pace and hopefully helping a few runners achieve their sub 2 hour goal. Fun to hear a lot of runners say "dang!" whenever I would pass them but even funner to have a few come up afterward and thank me for helping them out.

My garmin was giving me fits down the canyon and even turned off a couple of times so I was a little worried I was off pace but actually ended up coming in around 1:59:40 just where I wanted to be. 

Thanks to Walter B for giving us the chance to do the pacing gig every so often and also big congrats to Walt for defending his title and again winning the race. 

Asics DSTrainer #4 Miles: 14.00
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
6.000.000.000.006.00

Six miles in the early morning.  A little bit of soreness in the hammies from Saturday but not too bad. Did 8 x 10s hill sprints towards the end.

8:42/148

Later went to the gym for 30 min XT and core. 

Asics DSTrainer17 #1 Miles: 6.00
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Six miles in the early morning then later 30 min XT at the gym.

8:34/153 

Asics DSRacer Miles: 6.00
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
7.000.000.000.007.00

Since I don't have any big races planned for a while it's time to put on my Coach Tom hat and be a slave driver for Kim and her Wednesday harder workouts.

Today we ran up/down long heartbreak hill 7 times.  Janae joined us for 4 or 5 of them. Nice morning this morning despite all the uphill running.  Not much wind. Hopefully mother nature will give the firefighters a break today. 

Asics DSTrainer #4 Miles: 7.00
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
6.000.000.000.006.00

Six miles in the early morning.  Later 30 min XT and core at the gym.

8:42/151 

Asics DSTrainer17 #1 Miles: 6.00
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
6.000.000.000.006.00

 

Brooks Launch Miles: 6.00
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
11.000.000.000.0011.00

Ran a nice relaxed 11 miles, mostly with Kim, Janae, Hal, and Dave L.  I wonder how long it will be until Utah doesn't smell like a campfire everywhere?

8:53/145 

Asics DSTrainer #4 Miles: 11.00
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
113.9010.109.000.00133.00
Asics DSTrainer17 #1 Miles: 61.50Asics DSTrainer #4 Miles: 51.50Asics DSRacer Miles: 10.00Brooks Launch Miles: 10.00
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