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July 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
106.600.008.000.00114.60
Brooks Switch Miles: 88.10
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
3.000.000.000.003.00

Brooks Switch Miles: 3.00
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
2.800.000.000.002.80

Brooks Switch Miles: 2.80
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
3.000.000.000.003.00

Brooks Switch Miles: 3.00
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
3.200.000.000.003.20

I've now run 4 days of completely pain-free running!!! It's fantastic.

So I took most of last week off, then saw the physical therapist on Monday. It was a different guy this time, and he seemed to have the magic touch. We spent the entire hour working on loosening up my hamstring and quads... and I ran that night without a problem. So moral of the story: Spend a little more time on my stretches. I'm loving it. 

Brooks Switch Miles: 3.20
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
3.000.000.000.003.00

Easy 3. 

Brooks Switch Miles: 3.00
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
4.000.000.000.004.00

Easy 4 tonight with the team out on a desert trail. After Saturday's goose egg, I'm going to have to reinstate my $10 penalty donation to the FRB. It's never failed yet.

 

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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
5.000.000.000.005.00

5 easy miles. The boys ran a time trial tonight and I paced some of the freshman. Things are still feeling good in my knees.

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5.000.000.000.005.00

5 easy miles by myself. I ran out on a farm road around dusk... it was gorgeous. It would have been an absolutely perfect run except that I got a Taylor Swift song stuck in my head for the whole way. 

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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
3.000.003.000.006.00

Went with the boys on a run through a local canyon. Went out 3 miles on the Garmin at 6:30 pace and came back in 16:54. Mile 2 and 3 were 5:30 and 5:20 and I was pleasantly surprised that I haven't lost all my conditioning - I felt like I could keep it up for another 2 or 3. 

Also, it's clear to me that training at even the 4500 feet of Provo is significantly different than here. The relative ease or difficulty of different paces has obviously shifted from what it was at altitude. 

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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
6.000.000.000.006.00

6 miles by myself through 95 degree heat. Not my idea of a perfect run, but you have to squeeze it in when you can.

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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
6.000.000.000.006.00

Easy 6. Glad to have broken 30 miles for the week. The recovery seems to be going well.

Brooks Switch Miles: 32.00
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
4.000.002.000.006.00

6 miles with the boys, 36:48. Went out at 6:30 pace, last two miles coming back around 5:40.

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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
8.500.000.000.008.50

The boys did some speed stuff tonight and I'm still prone to injury so I headed off on my own. I meant to go 7 but ended up with 8.5. Felt relaxed, running closer to 7:00 pace tonight.

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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
6.000.000.000.006.00

Easy 6 out on my own. Relaxed 7:20 pace overall.

Brooks Switch Miles: 20.50
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
3.000.003.000.006.00

Tempo run tonight with the boys. 3 mile warmup and 3 mile tempo, slightly downhill, in 16:46. I don't have splits since our trails aren't marked, but it felt like 5:35, 5:40, 5:30 would be good estimates. 

 

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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
6.000.000.000.006.00

6 miles easy  on my own.

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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
7.500.000.000.007.50

7.5 mile run with the team. 7:15ish pace today. 40 miles is great for this week, and my legs are feeling great. Things are still a little tight, but my stretches seem to be keeping me healthy.

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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
7.500.000.000.007.50

Easy run today. Ran with one of my old high school buddies who is back from college for a bit. 7:00-ish pace.

Brooks Switch Miles: 7.50
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
7.000.000.000.007.00

7 miles, 3 of them in 18:15.

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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
7.000.000.000.007.00

7 easy miles out by myself at a really easy pace.

Brooks Switch Miles: 7.00
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
6.100.000.000.006.10

Hill workout today. There's a steep 1/4 mile hill closeby that we do these on. 6:30 pace is fast going up. 5 reps turned out to be a good workout. There was a rattlesnake on the trail that buzzed at us but we took care of it with some rocks. 

Brooks Switch Miles: 6.10
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
0.000.000.000.000.00

Alright, this is the first time I've had to pay out on my goose egg. $10 to the FRB for not running today. In my defense, it was my brother's wedding today and I was busy with family stuff till about midnight and was just too wiped out to get out.

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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
106.600.008.000.00114.60
Brooks Switch Miles: 88.10
Night Sleep Time: 0.00Nap Time: 0.00Total Sleep Time: 0.00
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