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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
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30 min elliptical + weights (dead lift, squat, lats, bench, stomach)

I'm living in Utah now. I took a job with Marathon Petroleum just north of SLC and am really excited to be training in more favorable conditions moving forward. It's been a bit of a whirlwind since my last post, but things are starting to smooth out now.

The downtime from training was definitely needed in order to complete everything prior to the move. Now I'm trying to get back in the habit. The posterior tib hasn't fully healed, despite nearly 3 months off. So that's discouraging. But I'm trying to get 30-45 min/day on the elliptical to keep in touch with some aerobic fitness. I missed the rest of July and all of August and was very spotty through September. My goal is to get 6 days/week in from here.

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30 min elliptical + lifting (squats, dead lift, bench, lats)

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I had intended to take Fri-Sun off, but I ended up in the ER very late Sunday morning for an intestinal blockage. I'm still in the hospital, though things are looking up, and I may escape this without surgery.

Symptoms came on suddenly Sunday evening and mirrored my last Crohn's attack fairly well (aside from the rapid onset), so I sort of assumed surgery would be necessary. The surgeons thought so too, to the point that I was 100% prepped for surgery and seconds away from being put under before another set of surgeons intervened and suggested a wait-and-see approach. I really can't overstate how grateful I am that we waited. There was talk that a surgery in this case would likely result in an ostomy bag.... talk about lifechanging!

I'm not totally out of the woods, but the blockage has cleared, and now I'm slowly being reintroduced to food. There is some chance this wasn't a Crohn's attack at all but more of a complication from the surgery I had 12 years ago. The previous incision site narrows a bit, and perhaps I ate too much of the wrong thing all at once.

In any case, I'm hoping for the best. And counting myself extremely fortunate to not be in post-surgery recovery.

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Got out of the hospital. No surgeries yet and it doesn't look like I'll need one.

I stopped by the gym for a mini workout. 2 sets of lifting instead of 3 (dead lift, squat, bench, lats) and 15 minutes on the elliptical. A little weak, but otherwise everything cooperated.

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30 min elliptical + weights (squat, lats, deadlift, bench) + stomach x 30

Current weights (3 sets of 5): squat = 135, lats = 110, deadlift = 145, bench = 145

Did not feel great aerobically and had to back off a little when my HR was pushing upper 160s. Effects of a down week. I think I'm on track to start some easy running at the end of next week.

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