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Nebo 1/2 Marathon

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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: 21.00 Month: 87.00 Year: 1080.22
Saucony Fastwitch #1 Lifetime Miles: 65.50
Asics Gel Excite #5 Lifetime Miles: 425.70
Asics Gel Excite #6 Lifetime Miles: 195.00
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
33.103.004.000.0040.10
Asics DSTrainer18 #1 Miles: 13.00Asics DSTrainer18 #2 Miles: 21.10Asics DSTrainer17 #5 Miles: 6.00
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
8.000.000.000.008.00

Slept in a bit and went out around 7:30 or so. A bit warm & muggy and I felt a bit klunky much of the run. 

8:38

Asics DSTrainer18 #1 Miles: 8.00
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
4.000.004.000.008.00

Nice workout in the early morning. I enjoyed the cooler temps especially since I was doing a 4 x 1 mile workout. Felt pretty good with the faster miles and felt like I could have pushed harder. I mainly just wanted to keep the pace under 6:30. I did cheat a bit and ran my fast stuff in the direction with tailwind and just a bit of downhill.

Splits were 6:28, 6:27, 6:27 & 6:25 (1/2 mile jog rests in between).

7:26

Also got to the gym before lunch for 30 min XT. Starting to get excited for Big Cottonwood marathon.

Asics DSTrainer18 #2 Miles: 8.00
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
6.000.000.000.006.00

Six miles in the early morning at don't-care pace. Later got to the gym for 30 min XT + core.

8:37

Asics DSTrainer17 #5 Miles: 6.00
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No run today as I start to taper the miles a bit for BCM a week from Saturday. But I did get in 30 min XT and some core work at the gym.

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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
4.001.000.000.005.00

Did a few strides along the way and finished up with 1 MP mile.

8:05

Asics DSTrainer18 #1 Miles: 5.00
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Race: Nebo 1/2 Marathon (13.1 Miles) 01:36:15, Place in age division: 2
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
11.102.000.000.0013.10

Had a great time at this race helping pace Kim to a massive PR finish time. When I first signed up for this race I was going to race it and shoot for sub 1:25 but then I signed up for Big Cottonwood Marathon next week and it seemed a lot smarter to not kill myself today. Turns out my Age Div placement (2nd) would have been the same either way since 1st place (Darin Cable) was sub 1:20. Nice to get 2nd place the easy way!

Kim ran very strong, I was nervous going out with the 1:35 pacers that it might be a bit too fast for her, but not to worry Kim hung with them for 9 miles or so then held onto to a decent pace on the harder last 3-4 miles to get the big PR.

Legs feel great after all the downhill, all the Payson runs this summer have certainly done the trick to give me Quads-Of-Steel. I'm looking forward to BCM next week. Just hope the temps drop a bit by then and wish I didn't have to run the last 8-10 miles down in the valley in the sun.

Asics DSTrainer18 #2 Miles: 13.10
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
33.103.004.000.0040.10
Asics DSTrainer18 #1 Miles: 13.00Asics DSTrainer18 #2 Miles: 21.10Asics DSTrainer17 #5 Miles: 6.00
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