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November 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.

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 (squats, lats, dead lift, bench) + stomach

I got a stomach bug last week and was slow getting back on the wagon. Moving into the new house today, so hopefully will have the schedule ironed out soon and be able to get into a good groove.

I've postponed running again... My tib is still giving me pains now and then. I'd like to think it's phantom pain, but it's too consistent to explain away.

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40 min elliptical + stomach

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30 min elliptical + weights (dead lift, squats, chin ups, bench) + stomach

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Purchased a Kinetic Road Machine to work the bike from home. Got it set up and put in an hour. Quite a workout. Kept the HR in the mid-150s for the bulk of the ride.

First night in new house. My goal is to get some consistency in training from here.

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60 min bike + stomach

A bit saddle sore, so I bought some cheapo riding shorts of Amazon. Can't wait till they arrive so I can save myself some unneccessary pain.

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~90 min on the bike for ~30 miles. The watch died 9 miles in, so I'm estimating based on the phone GPS of when I turned around. Legacy Parkway Trail heading north. Won't go this way on the bike again. Too many gates to go through. I think south is clear, though.

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60 min bike (garage)

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Missed a couple of days due to work. Back on track today with 51 minutes on the bike (garage).

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60 min bike (garage). 

Added weights in the PM (dead lift, bench, squat, and lats)

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65 min on the bike for just over 20 miles. I headed south on the Jordan River trail and was planning on a 90 min ride. But I came around a curve at one point and somebody was walking my way on the wrong side of the path. He refused to move and I was forced to avoid him. Leaves on the path made traction poor and the bike slid out from under me. I was wearing my helmet but smacked my cheek on the pavement. Had to go in and get it stitched up. I can sympathize with bikers getting upset at pedestrians staying on one side now.

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65 minutes on the Legacy trail. Sticking to the section between the I-215 bridge and Farmington where the road crossings start. Something like 10 miles of trail without intersections and should be a little safer for riding. 19.5 mph average.

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60 min cycling (garage)

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60 min cycling (garage)

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90 min bike (garage)

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70 min cycling (garage)

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70 min on bike

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70 min on bike

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90 min on bike

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90 min cycling (garage) including 3 x 10 min approximating threshold work. 235 avg watts on the meter for the fast stuff, 200 for easy.

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