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April 2009

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Location:

North Salt Lake,UT,

Member Since:

Dec 12, 2007

Gender:

Male

Goal Type:

Olympic Trials Qualifier

Running Accomplishments:

1500m - 3:59.9h (2014)

5000m - 14:53.45 (Portland Track Festival 2014)

8k XC - 25:09 (Sundodger 2011)

10k XC - 31:31 (WWU Invite 2011)

HM - 1:10:19 (Houston 2018)

Marathon - 2:28:39 (Houston 2019)

Short-Term Running Goals:

1) Low-31s Crescent City Classic (April 20)

Sub-32 and beat the local guys, Azalea Trail Run (March 23)

2) 1:08:xx Indy Mini Marathon (May 4)

2) TBD at Grandma's 2019 (way too-early goal is 2:23:xx)

Long-Term Running Goals:

Olympic Trials Qualifier

Personal:

Married, working, training. While my wife has nixed all future attempts to grow glorious mustaches, she has been supportive of my crazy running dreams. Life is good.

Favorite Blogs:

Miles:This week: 0.00 Month: 0.00 Year: 1876.49
Mizuno Ekiden Lifetime Miles: 260.15
Streak 6 Lifetime Miles: 535.40
Boston 6 Lifetime Miles: 506.05
Flyknit Streaks Lifetime Miles: 300.80
Saucony Zealot 3 (green) Lifetime Miles: 520.60
Flyknit VFs Lifetime Miles: 72.00
Saucony Zealot 3 (green X 2) Lifetime Miles: 361.85
Nike Zoom Fly Lifetime Miles: 199.00
Saucony Ride Iso Lifetime Miles: 7.00
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
171.000.000.000.00171.00
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
3.000.000.000.003.00

Did 3 miles and almost died. You think I'm exaggerating, but I'm not. Chest hurts, coughing too much.

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Did a rugby match today, felt awful afterwards. Running a fever of about 101, so saw a doctor and got some antibiotics. He thought I might be developing bronchitis. Think I'll take some Nyquil and pass out for the rest of the night. I love Nyquil..... I buy the cherry flavor and listen to "Red, red wine" while I drink it. ahhhhh, I'm too easily amused.

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7 miles. The antibiotics seem to have worked. I don't feel perfect, but good enough. 7:02 pace.

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7 miles !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

I'm excited about it. I feel out of shape, but it was a great day. Didn't have my watch, but 6:50-7:00 pace.

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Did a couple of rugby games, 2 miles. 7 mile run tonight. 

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What would be a week of training without a goose egg? Had a presentation due Friday morning and spent the night working on it. Thought about going on a run around 3 am, but fell asleep instead. I'm lazy. That's why I'll never be great.

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Standard 7

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8 miles

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8 miles

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8 miles

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8 miles, although it didn't feel great. I'm sore all over, which doesn't make a lot of sense. I don't think I'm sick. So I took this run pretty easy, maybe 7:30-8:00 pace. I got passed for the first time in my life on a training run, too, and even though I know it's not a big deal, it bothered me. It still bothers me. People should know better.

The knee I fell on back in January is giving me some problems. Nothing serious, but the level of irritation is up. Not sure why, but I don't like it.
 

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Easy 8. Was out around midnight, freaked out some kids who must have been high out on the trail. Made my day.

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Nice way to end the week. I need to stop having goose-egg days, though. So next week, if I miss a day, it's $10* to the Fast Running Blog. No reason not to have a less than 50 mile week next week.

*Barring injury and sickness, or other acts of nature/God that are out of my control. Whether or not they are in my control will solely be judged by me.
 

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8 miles. 7ish pace.

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Felt adventurous, so I extended the run to 9 miles today. I'm feeling pretty good, for the most part. That knee I fell on is still tender... I've been putting the heat back on it. It doesn't feel like it will cause any serious problems, at least not at this mileage, but I do worry that it's still hurting.

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8 miles.

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Easy 9. 7ish pace.

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9 miles. I got stalked by some guy in a pickup truck for a couple miles. Really creeped me out. If anybody knows a guy about my size with short, light-brown hair who drives a brand-new diesel Ford F-150 with a chrome tool box in the bed.... please ask him to stop stalking boys on the trails.

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Goose egg worked. I almost didn't get out tonight, but I thought, well I can do 3 and avoid the penalty. Once I was out, I figured I'd at least make a decent run out of it. So I ended the week at 50. 

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9 easy on the river trail.

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AM - 7 miles

PM - 3 miles

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9 miles

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9 miles

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