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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: 7.00 Month: 18.00 Year: 1298.75
Saucony Fastwitch #1 Lifetime Miles: 65.50
Asics Gel-Nimbus23 #2 Lifetime Miles: 468.55
Asics Gel-Nimbus23 #3 Lifetime Miles: 59.55
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
35.503.000.000.0038.50
Asics DSTrainer18 #2 Miles: 6.00Asics DSTrainer17 #5 Miles: 16.00Asics DSTrainer18 #1 Miles: 16.50
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
6.000.000.000.006.00

Six miles in the early morning. Felt better than Saturday but still have annoying pains in the lower calve area. Hoping they'll be gone before the end of the week.

Also got to the gym in the afternoon for 30 min XT + core.

8:56

Asics DSTrainer18 #2 Miles: 6.00
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
6.002.000.000.008.00

Normally around 10 or 11 days before a marathon I'd do my last speed workout. But since I'm still recovering from BCM that wasn't seeming very smart. Decided to do some not-too-intense hill repeats just so I could get my heart rate up for a while without pounding my legs.

Ended up doing 8 repeats and I'm feeling quite pleased with how my legs are feeling through the day. The lingering calf pains are almost gone and in general the legs are feeling much lighter than they've felt since BCM. I did start out feeling pretty sluggish warming up but ended up feeling pretty good by the end. So nice to start feeling 'normal' again.

8:37

Asics DSTrainer17 #5 Miles: 8.00
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
6.000.000.000.006.00

Easy 6 mile run in the morning then 30 min XT + core at the gym just before lunch.

9:04

Asics DSTrainer18 #1 Miles: 6.00
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
8.000.000.000.008.00

Went out early on a dark, cool and drizzly day. Very light rain was falling but it was barely noticeable. Ran 3 miles with Kimi then 5 more solo. Couldn't ever seem to get my legs warmed up and wanting to move, seems like I always have this problem when it's cool & humid. Legs felt like lead pretty much the whole time so I just took it nice & easy.

9:14

Asics DSTrainer17 #5 Miles: 8.00
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
9.501.000.000.0010.50

A bit on the BRRRRR side today. Got up bright & early with Kimi and headed to the stake center. Chad was the only other one there so the 3 of us headed out into the darkness. Later Hal joined us for a few miles and brought us something to drink as always. 

Felt pretty good today the best I've felt since BCM. Tried a few strides and 1 mile close to MP pace just to try and gauge where I'm at in my recovery/taper. I'd say I'm currently around 80%, so with a another taper week hopefully I can get that close to 100%.

8:44

Asics DSTrainer18 #1 Miles: 10.50
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
35.503.000.000.0038.50
Asics DSTrainer18 #2 Miles: 6.00Asics DSTrainer17 #5 Miles: 16.00Asics DSTrainer18 #1 Miles: 16.50
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