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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:

2022 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: 9.00 Month: 74.00 Year: 74.00
Saucony Fastwitch #1 Lifetime Miles: 65.50
Asics Gel-Nimbus23 #2 Lifetime Miles: 554.40
Asics Gel-Nimbus23 #3 Lifetime Miles: 141.80
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
56.750.000.000.0056.75
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
6.000.000.000.006.00

Late morning treadmill run and crosstrain (weights/circuit-train) workout at the gym at work. Kim was able to join me today so that was a nice bonus!  I was a good boy today and stayed true to my plan this week of continuing to give my body a break and not jumping right back into 10 mile days.  Also just easy runs this week, no tempos until next week at the soonest (if I blog it I have to stick to it, right?). My body seems to really be happy about me doing the taper last week.

Very pleased to be feeling pretty good after the race. I wasn't sure how I would do with the new lightweight racing shoes pounding out 13 miles at faster than usual pace. But fortunately I seem to have survived fine. No noticeable soreness above the knee on either leg, a little soreness in the calves, ankles (mostly on right side) and shins but nothing that feels injury-ish. I may try 8 miles tomorrow.

Sure wish I could identify the secret of dialing up the runners-high/endorphine/euphoria thing that I had going for me during the race. I pretty much do about the same routine every race and sometimes things are good and sometimes not. I actually slept pretty lousy all last week and had plenty of stress from work. Hard to figure out the secrets to the highs and lows of running.

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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
8.750.000.000.008.75

Noon run at work. Did the hilly 7 peaks out-and-back route. Legs felt OK as far as post-race soreness but not a whole lot of zip, especially up the hills. Ave pace 8:50.

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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
10.000.000.000.0010.00

Kim was able to join me a bit before noon for 6 miles on Kuhni road after which I did 4 more miles solo. Thanks Kim for joining me, the 6 miles were much more enjoyable than the 4. 

Legs feeling a little better every day but I still plan on resisting the urge to push it on any runs until next week.

Ave pace: 9:13

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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
11.000.000.000.0011.00

AM run with Kim in the "foggy foggy dew". Kind of eerie in the dark with the fog but NO WIND and not too terribly cold so ended up being a nice morning run.

Late AM went to the gym for run and crosstrain. Tried out the spiffy new treadmills, not to shabby as far as treadmills go. More cushion than the old ones, but not planning on making a habit of it as I generally despise all treadmills, especially after the India trip last August. Did a few striders just to remind the legs about faster running. Ave pace: 8:00

Also for the 2nd time this week I watched the gym movie of the week which happened to be that great running classic "Forrest Gump".  At least this time I caught more of the 1st half of the movie where Monday it was the last half.  Looking forward to going to "Spirit of the Marathon" movie tonight with Kim and some of the running dudes from the WBR team. Also did some weights/circuit-training.   

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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
11.000.000.000.0011.00

Another delightful January morning run. This time we were blessed to have the wonderful SF canyon winds to keep us company. Ran just over half the miles solo then went the rest with Kim. At least we're into the final week of this miserable month of January.

Kim and I went to the "Spirit  of the Marathon" special feature movie last night. I thought it was OK but for me for some reason it just didn't quite capture what I consider the "spirit" of the marathon to be. Kim suggested that maybe a person just has to go out and run a marathon or 2 to really capture the true spirit.

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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
10.000.000.000.0010.00

This weekend Kim and I had a quick little getaway Friday and Saturday up in SLC without any kiddies. We had a great time. Caught the Jazz game last night vs. Sacramento. We actually had seats that were NOT in the nosebleed section for a change.

This morning we went for a run on the Jordan River trail since it was right next to our hotel. This was the first time either of us had run on this trail so it was nice for a change of pace and the weather was quite nice as well for this time of year. Lots of sun which we've been enjoying throughout the day. We thought we might see a lot of runners but we hardly saw anyone at all. Just a couple of joggers toward the very end of our run and a couple of guys walking dogs.

Next week it's back to the full-blown training schedule.

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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
56.750.000.000.0056.75
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