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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: 19.75 Month: 109.75 Year: 1065.25
Saucony Fastwitch #1 Lifetime Miles: 65.50
Asics Gel-Nimbus23 #1 Lifetime Miles: 667.95
Asics Gel-Nimbus23 #2 Lifetime Miles: 356.60
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
32.507.000.000.0039.50
Asics DSTrainer #3 Miles: 26.50Asics DSTrainer Miles: 5.00Asics DSTrainer #2 Miles: 3.00Asics Gel 2150 #2 Miles: 5.00
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
7.000.000.000.007.00

Worked at home today and waited until around 11am to do the run.  Beautiful day out today, enjoyable run, a little soreness in the quads and shins but felt pretty good after about 3 miles. 

8:12/148

Today Kim and I celebrate 25 years together. Wow that went by pretty quick! It's been quite the ride, a little wild and crazy at times, but lots and lots of good times and memories and looking forward to many more.  Love you Kimi! 

Asics DSTrainer #3 Miles: 7.00
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
5.000.000.000.005.00

Five miles in the early hours.  Did a few strides along the way. Later went to the gym for 30 min XT plus some pushups.

8:18/150 

Asics DSTrainer Miles: 5.00
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
6.505.000.000.0011.50

Late AM: Run in the sun. Had planned on doing 2 x 4 miles @ MP with 5 min rest in between.  Felt good starting out but around mile 3 of the tempo I started feeling really lousy and got a big gut ache. 

I made it to 4 miles, got a drink and walked for a bit then attempted the rest of the tempo but got feeling queasy and stopped at 5.  Later in the day spent a bunch of time in the bathroom with heavy duty GI problems.  Not sure if I just ate something bad or if I have a touch of stomach flu. Just hope whatever it was it's gone by next week.

Tempo AP/AHR: 7:26/174

PM: The SF running gang had their moonlight run/get-together.  Ran 3 nice&easy miles. Felt a lot better than earlier. Since I ran tonight I'll take tomorrow off.

Asics DSTrainer #2 Miles: 3.00Asics DSTrainer #3 Miles: 8.50
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No run today, but went to gym before lunch and did 25 min XT plus core workout.

Thinking about my goals for SGM I think I've settled on the following:

Primary goal: Get a PR which means anything under 3:11.

Stretch goal: If after a few miles into it I'm feeling like it's one of those days when everything is clicking I may pick it up and take a shot at the sub-3 hour.

Consolation goal:  If everything goes to pot and I crash and burn I should still be at least able to qualify for Boston, which for an older guy like me I think means sub 3:25. 

Looks like latest weather forecasts for SG show a bit of cooling around race time, nothing dramatic but should be pretty nice for most of the race. Lets hope any weather surprises are pleasant ones. 

 

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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
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Went out with Kim around 11am.  Ran down in the bottoms mostly on the river trail. The funnest part of the run was watching Kimi "dance" with the grasshoppers.  Perhaps I should give her the Native American name of "Dances with Grasshoppers".

Still have something weird going on with my gut, some kind of stomach flu or something. I was fine when running slower but after doing a few faster strides I got a feeling a bit queasy with a sour gut. Maybe my NA name can be "Queasy with Sour Gut".

8:42/145

Asics Gel 2150 #2 Miles: 5.00
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
9.002.000.000.0011.00

Still having the dang stomach flu issues. Hope it goes away soon, makes me run out of gas after about 5 miles and my HR shoots up. Must be something going around my daughter has had it a little bit and Kim is starting to get it a bit as well. Dang crud!

8:34/150

Asics DSTrainer #3 Miles: 11.00
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
32.507.000.000.0039.50
Asics DSTrainer #3 Miles: 26.50Asics DSTrainer Miles: 5.00Asics DSTrainer #2 Miles: 3.00Asics Gel 2150 #2 Miles: 5.00
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