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June 2019

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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.

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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
240.000.000.000.00240.00
Nike Zoom Fly Miles: 95.00Saucony Zealot 3 (green) Miles: 86.00Saucony Zealot 3 (green X 2) Miles: 52.00Saucony Ride Iso Miles: 7.00
Night Sleep Time: 0.00Nap Time: 0.00Total Sleep Time: 0.00
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
8.000.000.000.008.00

8 easy @ 7:09 avg.

Nike Zoom Fly Miles: 8.00
Night Sleep Time: 0.00Nap Time: 0.00Total Sleep Time: 0.00
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
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8 easy, 7:12 avg.

Saucony Zealot 3 (green) Miles: 8.00
Night Sleep Time: 0.00Nap Time: 0.00Total Sleep Time: 0.00
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10 easy, 7:22 avg. The humidity was brutal this morning. Welcome (back) to hell. Hoping to bump the miles to 65 this week if everything holds together.

Saucony Zealot 3 (green) Miles: 10.00
Night Sleep Time: 0.00Nap Time: 0.00Total Sleep Time: 0.00
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
8.000.000.000.008.00

8 easy, 7:08 avg. I seem to have stagnated on the hammy recovery. It's been a month...

Nike Zoom Fly Miles: 8.00
Night Sleep Time: 0.00Nap Time: 0.00Total Sleep Time: 0.00
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
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10 easy, 7:28 avg. Muggy beyond belief.

Saucony Zealot 3 (green X 2) Miles: 10.00
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Off -- unscheduled, just didn't want to get out of bed.

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8 easy

Nike Zoom Fly Miles: 8.00
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12 easy

Saucony Zealot 3 (green X 2) Miles: 12.00
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8 easy

Saucony Zealot 3 (green X 2) Miles: 8.00
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
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12 easy. 7:20 avg. Posterior tib flared a bit late in the run. First sharp pain I've felt in it in awhile.

Saucony Zealot 3 (green) Miles: 12.00
Night Sleep Time: 0.00Nap Time: 0.00Total Sleep Time: 0.00
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10 easy

Saw the PT in the evening. Told me to be patient and keep working. I suppose that's decent advice.

Nike Zoom Fly Miles: 10.00
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12 easy

Saucony Zealot 3 (green) Miles: 12.00
Night Sleep Time: 0.00Nap Time: 0.00Total Sleep Time: 0.00
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10 easy. It was 69 degrees this morning, I couldn't believe it. I almost felt cold.

Saucony Zealot 3 (green X 2) Miles: 10.00
Night Sleep Time: 0.00Nap Time: 0.00Total Sleep Time: 0.00
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Off cause I'm lazy

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12 easy. Got out after sunrise and overheated a little the last 2 miles. First run where I did not feel any tightness in the hammy.

Nike Zoom Fly Miles: 12.00
Night Sleep Time: 0.00Nap Time: 0.00Total Sleep Time: 0.00
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Off cause I'm lazy.

Actually my left Achilles has been bothering me quite a bit the last few weeks. This morning it felt especially bad after rolling out of bad, and I rationalized that another rest day would be better than hobbling through the first half of my run while it warmed up. I do not regret this choice one bit.

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12 easy. Cooler morning. Achilles felt improved. Hamstring feels ok. A little soreness in the posterior tib. Chalk that all up as a success.

Saucony Zealot 3 (green) Miles: 12.00
Night Sleep Time: 0.00Nap Time: 0.00Total Sleep Time: 0.00
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
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12 easy

Saucony Zealot 3 (green X 2) Miles: 12.00
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12 easy. Hot/muggy, I struggled the last couple miles. Finished feeling dizzy and with ringing ears. Oof.

Our water heater busted Wednesday morning, and dealing with that disrupted training for a couple days. New water heater is in but will have to come back out after insurance assesses damage. Bummer. The silver lining is a I got some cross training hauling the old/new water heaters in and out. 

Nike Zoom Fly Miles: 12.00
Night Sleep Time: 0.00Nap Time: 0.00Total Sleep Time: 0.00
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AM - 8 easy

PM - 4 easy. Tried out my new Ride Isos. Interesting feel. I miss the old Ride, but maybe I can get used to the new midsole. I stuck to the gravel side of the levee and they felt okay on the soft surface.

Saucony Zealot 3 (green) Miles: 8.00Saucony Ride Iso Miles: 4.00
Night Sleep Time: 0.00Nap Time: 0.00Total Sleep Time: 0.00
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
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12 easy. Trying to get back into the groove after missing multiple days last week.

Nike Zoom Fly Miles: 12.00
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The streak continues. 12 easy this morning on the levee. Local stations are reporting dew points of 80F, and I believe it. Shoes were saturated with sweat by mile 9.

Saucony Zealot 3 (green) Miles: 12.00
Night Sleep Time: 0.00Nap Time: 0.00Total Sleep Time: 0.00
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
3.000.000.000.003.00

I was lazy this morning and snoozed my alarm. Got out for quick 3 in the evening to at least get something. Took the new Rides on the pavement. I'm a fan. Looking forward to more runs in these babies.

Saucony Ride Iso Miles: 3.00
Night Sleep Time: 0.00Nap Time: 0.00Total Sleep Time: 0.00
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12 easy. Came so close to rolling over and going back to sleep. But I got out and got it done. Can't remember if I said it already, but I need to write my training plan. Endless weeks of easy pace are demotivating to me.

On the plus side, the hamstring feels 100% and I haven't felt anything in the posterior tib in awhile. I think I'll go another week of just easy stuff and then try a small 1:00 on/off workout.

Nike Zoom Fly Miles: 12.00
Night Sleep Time: 0.00Nap Time: 0.00Total Sleep Time: 0.00
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
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12 easy. Faster side of easy on the last 6 miles or so. The humidity was down and I felt pretty good.

Saucony Zealot 3 (green) Miles: 12.00
Night Sleep Time: 0.00Nap Time: 0.00Total Sleep Time: 0.00
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I made it out to Audobon to run with the local group. Relatively nice morning for the last day of June. And good company. Glad I was able to make the run.

No watch, but we started slow and cruised the final 5-6 miles. By feel I'd estimate a 7:30 avg with the last 5 around 6:30-6:50.

Nike Zoom Fly Miles: 13.00
Night Sleep Time: 0.00Nap Time: 0.00Total Sleep Time: 0.00
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
240.000.000.000.00240.00
Nike Zoom Fly Miles: 95.00Saucony Zealot 3 (green) Miles: 86.00Saucony Zealot 3 (green X 2) Miles: 52.00Saucony Ride Iso Miles: 7.00
Night Sleep Time: 0.00Nap Time: 0.00Total Sleep Time: 0.00
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