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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
6.250.000.000.006.25
Asics DSTrainer17 #4 Miles: 0.25Asics DSTrainer18 #1 Miles: 6.00
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
0.000.000.000.000.00

Hardly able to walk since the marathon and not much better today than yesterday. Most likely no running is going to happen this week. I did force myself to get out and walk around a bit and it seemed to help. Went out in the morning, around noon and in the evening. Probably covered 2 miles or so total.

Also did the ice bath treatment which I haven't done for a very long time as well as icing a couple more times throughout the day. I think it helped quite a bit and was not as traumatic as I seem to remember :)

So my current plan is to just stick with walking and some light XT until all the thrashed leg pains are gone, then I'll think about running. 

It's quite likely for SGM I won't decide how to run it until the day of the race or a day or 2 before.

Looking back at the race now and how I was at 1:25 at the halfway point, it sure would have been nice to be able to run a doable sub 1:35 last half and get the sub-3. But for now I'll be content with the new PR and getting the sub 3:10 monkey off my back.

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Feeling a lot better today than the last 2 1/2 days. Still a few days from running but at least I'm not re-living the last few miles of my marathon agony with each step.

Tried some XT at the gym at work to see if my legs could handle anything. First tried the stair-climber - no-go, too hard on my calves. Next tried eliptical machine and stationary bike and they worked out just fine & dandy, especially the eliptical. So ended up doing 30 min on the eliptical and 10 min on the bike.

Also took a few walks during the day, probably covered 2-3 miles.

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Legs are improving nicely the last day or so. I may even be ready to try a little run on Friday. Went for a few walks throughout the day, probably 3-4 miles. Also got to the gym for 40 min XT (30 min elliptical + 10 min bike). Sure is nice to be able to move without pain!

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Walked for a couple miles in the early morning. Decided to test the running waters with a couple little short jogs. Most my legs muscles were sorta OK with the idea but my lower calves were still complaining so I didn't push my luck. Also got to the gym for 40 min XT + core and walked for another mile or so later in the day.

Happy 27th anniversary to Kim and I!

Asics DSTrainer17 #4 Miles: 0.25
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Decided to mostly rest today and hope the legs are ready for a few run miles tomorrow. Thought of going to the gym for XT but after 3 days straight with lots of elliptical I'm feeling a bit tired in some new muscles so other than going for a few walks today I'm not doing anything else. Hope I can avoid injury and recover for SGM!

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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
6.000.000.000.006.00

Met up with the SF gang at 5am to try and attempt some running finally. It went so-so, felt pretty sluggish, my lower calves are still pretty tender and quads a little tender as well. Kept the pace very gentle mostly around 9-10 min/mi.

I also walked another 4 miles much of it up/down heartbreak hill to get to 10 miles for the day. Wish I didn't feel like I ran 20 miles.

9:35

Asics DSTrainer18 #1 Miles: 6.00
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
6.250.000.000.006.25
Asics DSTrainer17 #4 Miles: 0.25Asics DSTrainer18 #1 Miles: 6.00
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