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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:

2023 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 36 years. We have 5 great kids and 5 great grandkids.

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Miles:This week: 10.00 Month: 68.00 Year: 601.70
Saucony Fastwitch #1 Lifetime Miles: 65.50
Asics Gel-Nimbus23 #4 Lifetime Miles: 715.95
Asics Gel-Nimbus23 #5 Lifetime Miles: 333.75
Altra Escalante #1 Lifetime Miles: 4.00
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
135.800.000.000.00135.80
Asics DSTrainer17 #2 Miles: 46.60Asics DSTrainer17 #1 Miles: 21.00Asics DSTrainer17 #3 Miles: 62.20Asics DSTrainer #4 Miles: 6.00
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
8.600.000.000.008.60

Decided to sleep in a bit this morning and run later at work.  Guess it's just about that time of year where I usually switch to more later morning and noon runs. Certainly a beautiful sunny fall day. Hard to beat Autumn in Utah.

8:19/150 

Asics DSTrainer17 #2 Miles: 8.60
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
7.000.000.000.007.00

Easy 7 miler at work along Kuhni road.

8:35/146 

Asics DSTrainer17 #1 Miles: 7.00
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
7.000.000.000.007.00

Seven miles at work similar to yesterday.

8:25/150 

Asics DSTrainer17 #3 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. Felt pretty good I decided I prefer 40 degrees and dark to 65 degrees and sunny.

8:20/155 

Asics DSTrainer17 #2 Miles: 6.00
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Race: Saint George Marathon (26.2 Miles) 03:52:25
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
26.200.000.000.0026.20

I quite enjoyed myself today and taking a break from racing and helping pace Kim to a super effort and reaching her goals of PR and BQ. Nice job!

On the bus ride up and before the race I had the song Highway to Hell stuck in my head. Wasn't sure if that was a bad omen or not. Guess not. I was happy to see cooler temps at the start than last year AND a  nice stiff wind that looked to be mostly a tailwind. Turned out that the dandy tailwind stayed with us for most of the first half of the race it was great.

I knew Kim had done the training necessary to meet her goals but you never know what race day will bring and we hadn't done much running in the heat so I was worried about the last 6-8 miles.

Turns out my worries were unfounded as Kim hung tough and although things did get harder for her the last 6 miles or so in the heat, she still kept plugging away and usually did better on the mile split goals that I was pushing her to run near the end to guarantee the BQ. 

She did especially well on the uphill miles blowing away her goal times, even by nearly a minute up Veyo. I thought this would maybe come back to haunt us later but ended up being fine. I think she also crushed Winchester hill goal pace at mile 19 by 30 seconds or so. She had dedicated this mile to a friend who just lost her sister this past week and that seemed to really inspire Kim up the hill.

I got worried around mile 25 when Kim got hit with a bout of weirdness that made her ears/hearing wig out and starting to act a bit tipsy. Luckily it passed quickly and she didn't pass out on me.

Got a final boost with around .5 to go when Kim saw a close friend cheering her on. She had no idea her friend was going to be in St George. 

Finished in style down to 8 min pace or quicker the last .2 then got another surprise when Lavell Edwards handed us our medals.  Sweet! It was a nice way to end a great run.

Congrats to many friends and bloggers who had great races with many PRs. Seemed like everyone did great. Now need to see if there is still any chance of us getting into Boston 2013!

 

Asics DSTrainer17 #3 Miles: 26.20
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Enjoying some days off from running so far this week.  I did manage to get to the gym for 40 min various XT.

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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
3.000.000.000.003.00

Tester run today - 3 miles easy with another walk mile. Had a hard time getting going and pretty sluggish but I guess that's to be expected. I know the legs will come back soon enough if I'm a bit patient.

8:42/142 

Asics DSTrainer17 #3 Miles: 3.00
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Kim and I were able to sneak into Boston 2013 just before it filled. Wahoo! Looking forward to going there in April.

Not much today just 40 min XT + core at the gym before lunch. 

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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
4.000.000.000.004.00

Slept in for the first time on a Saturday since I can't remember when! Finally went out with Kim around 8:30 and did some easy running & walking up/down the trail on a spectacularly beautiful morning.

9:14/141 

Asics DSTrainer17 #2 Miles: 4.00
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
4.000.000.000.004.00

Easy 4 miles at work. Also did about 30 min XT and some core work. Felt tireder than I should have for some reason.

8:30/150 

Asics DSTrainer17 #1 Miles: 4.00
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
4.000.000.000.004.00

Another easy 4 miler in the late morning. Felt a lot better today compared to yesterday and last week.

Asics DSTrainer17 #3 Miles: 4.00
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No run today in accordance to the conservative post-marathon recovery plan I'm following. But I did make it to the gym just before lunch for 40 min XT and core.

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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
6.000.000.000.006.00

Six easy in the late morning. Nice & sunny day albeit a bit nippy.

Asics DSTrainer17 #2 Miles: 6.00
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Went the gym just before lunch for 40 min XT + core.

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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
8.000.000.000.008.00

Kim and I got out at 6am and met up with Hal, David L and Dave H for a nice easy 8 miler for our longest run since SGM. Nice morning although a bit breezier than I would have preferred.  

Asics DSTrainer17 #3 Miles: 8.00
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
6.000.000.000.006.00

Six miles at work, also 25 min XT + core.  Felt horrible today and my HR was through the roof.  Not sure what is wrong with me, maybe I'm coming down with something.

8:48/157

Asics DSTrainer #4 Miles: 6.00
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6.000.000.000.006.00

Got in 6 miles in the late afternoon. Thankfully it felt better than Monday's run although my stomach was a little queasy. Felt good enough to do 4 20s strides and was joined by 2 very cute and playful beagle puppies.

8:33/152 

Asics DSTrainer17 #2 Miles: 6.00
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
4.000.000.000.004.00

I wimped out with the rainy weather and hit the gym for 30 min XT + core and 4 miles on the lovely treadmill. HR is still way higher than it should be hope that resolves itself soon.

Asics DSTrainer17 #3 Miles: 4.00
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
6.000.000.000.006.00

Got in 6 miles outside at work just before lunch. Wintery day but no rain/snow was falling and not much wind and mid-30's so I thought it was just dandy for a run, much better than the treadmill. Nice to have a little more oomph today than the last few days.

Also did 30 min XT + core. 

8:39/149

Asics DSTrainer17 #1 Miles: 6.00
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
4.000.000.000.004.00

Four easy miles around lunch time.  A bit on the nippy side (mid-30's) but I was dressed for it and the sunshine was dandy.

8:31/151 

Asics DSTrainer17 #2 Miles: 4.00
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
10.000.000.000.0010.00

Slept in and waited until the sunshine came out then went out with Kim on a nippy but nice & sunny morning. Very enjoyable run.  Did 6 20s strides during the last half of the run as we try to wake up some sleeping fast-twitch muscles as we look toward running some 5Ks early next year.

Asics DSTrainer17 #3 Miles: 10.00
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
6.000.000.000.006.00

Got out just before lunch on a beautiful sunny day. Unfortunately with the tedious stuff I'm doing at work lately I got a bit of migraine headache symptoms the last part of the run that made things not so enjoyable. 

8:39/156

Asics DSTrainer17 #2 Miles: 6.00
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
6.000.000.000.006.00

Went out just before lunch for 6 miles.  Another nice & sunny day, a bit breezier than I would have liked but no complaints.  The last half of the run I did a bunch of fartlek intervals, mostly 40-45s of faster running with 60-90s jog rests in between.  I think I ended up with 9 repeats.

Asics DSTrainer17 #2 Miles: 6.00
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
4.000.000.000.004.00

Ran 4 miles at work just before lunch. Also got in 30 min XT + core.

Asics DSTrainer17 #1 Miles: 4.00
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
135.800.000.000.00135.80
Asics DSTrainer17 #2 Miles: 46.60Asics DSTrainer17 #1 Miles: 21.00Asics DSTrainer17 #3 Miles: 62.20Asics DSTrainer #4 Miles: 6.00
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