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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
44.000.000.000.0044.00
Asics DSTrainer17 #2 Miles: 12.00Asics DSTrainer17 #3 Miles: 13.00Asics DSTrainer17 #4 Miles: 19.00
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
6.000.000.000.006.00

Dang this nasty inversion is really bumming me out. And spending the weekend in sunny SG just makes it that much more depressing! One measly degree in the morning and air as thick and gunky as could be. So went into work early and got to the gym around 9:30. Did 6 miles on the t-mill and also 30 min XT + core.

Asics DSTrainer17 #2 Miles: 6.00
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
8.000.000.000.008.00

Got out just before lunch. Air still pretty gunky but seemed a bit better and warmer than the last couple of days. Temps maybe around 15-20 but didn't feel too bad. Just kind of spaced out during this run and don't remember much.

8:37 

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

Did everything at the gym today. Six miles on the treadmill including some strides to break up the boredom. Also did 30 min XT + core.

Asics DSTrainer17 #2 Miles: 6.00
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
7.000.000.000.007.00

Wasn't sure what to expect for the weather waking up early this morning. I was pleased to find temps in the mid-20's, no snow/rain yet, and very little wind. Probably the nicest morning so far this year up in these parts! Glad I got it done before all the freezing rain fiasco started!

Just took it easy, ignored the watch, got into space-out mode, and enjoyed the run.

8:55 

Asics DSTrainer17 #4 Miles: 7.00
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
5.000.000.000.005.00

Got up early all excited about 32 degree temps. My excitement was short-lived as I noticed very slick patches of nearly invisible ice at random spots on the road. Even worse down in the river bottoms as the roads were pretty much iced over everywhere.

So at this point my main objective became just to not fall on my behind. Ended up mostly walking/skating in the bottoms and back up the hill. Best roads were the main roads around residential areas which were mostly runnable but I was so worried about finding ice I never dared speed up much.

I think my average pace ended up just under 11 min/mi. But on a positive not I did not fall on my behind. This January has NOT been kind to runners in northern Utah.

Later got in 30 min XT at the gym. 

Asics DSTrainer17 #3 Miles: 5.00
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
12.000.000.000.0012.00

Well after getting up bright & early and getting bundled up and ready for the fog, got outside to find the roads all iced over in many places and not really runable or safe with the low visibility and ice. So went back inside, took all the gear off and went back to bed for a couple more hours.

Kim had meetings and business through much of the day but I was able to get out around 10am and find much nicer conditions. Still foggy but no ice and temps just above freezing. Felt pretty good during this run and glad to get in 12 miler since I don't think I've gone over 9 all month. Need to start thinking about Boston and getting some endurance back.

8:28/150 

Asics DSTrainer17 #4 Miles: 12.00
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
44.000.000.000.0044.00
Asics DSTrainer17 #2 Miles: 12.00Asics DSTrainer17 #3 Miles: 13.00Asics DSTrainer17 #4 Miles: 19.00
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