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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
58.600.000.003.9162.51
Brooks Ghost 6 Miles: 18.00Launch (Blue) Miles: 21.00Launch Miles: 5.00NB 1400 Miles: 5.00Ravenna 5 Miles: 10.00
Night Sleep Time: 0.00Nap Time: 0.00Total Sleep Time: 0.00
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
11.000.000.000.0011.00

11 miles on Galbraith with Sam and Derek. It decided to snow again, so the going was slick and wet. 1:26 total time.

Brooks Ghost 6 Miles: 11.00
Night Sleep Time: 0.00Nap Time: 0.00Total Sleep Time: 0.00
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
10.000.000.000.0010.00

10 easy, Padden + a little. 

Launch (Blue) 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
8.500.000.002.4810.98

Track day. Same workout as last week; 4x200, 6x400, 4x200. I ran these just a touch faster and felt a touch better, so I suppose that's progress.

Rests were 1:1 jogs and worked out to ~1:10 following 200s and ~2:20 following 400s. 

First 200s: Low 33s across the board.

400s: 66, 65, 66, 65, 65, 65.

Final 200s: Mid- to high-31s across the board.

Average pace: ~65s

I'm a little discouraged with how difficult the 400s started to feel. #5 and 6 were tough, and with the long rests, I don't think this workout isn't meant to feel taxing. At the end, I felt like I'd been lifting heavy weights. Maybe I've just been away from speedwork so long it feels foreign, but I remember 400m repeats feeling easier than this.

But then, it is the beginning of March. There's still 3 months of training to go. I should be patient. 

Launch Miles: 5.00NB 1400 Miles: 5.00
Night Sleep Time: 0.00Nap Time: 0.00Total Sleep Time: 0.00
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
10.000.000.000.0010.00

10 miles easy. 2 Padden loops from my place.

Ravenna 5 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
12.000.000.000.5012.50

Easy loop around Whatcom. Added 4x200m on the track after (33.5, 32.5, 31.8, 32.5). 

Launch (Blue) Miles: 11.00
Night Sleep Time: 0.00Nap Time: 0.00Total Sleep Time: 0.00
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
0.000.000.000.000.00

All nighter last night + paper deadline + work the rest of the day = no run today. I could've squeezed in a few miles around midnight, but decided sleep would be better for me.

Night Sleep Time: 0.00Nap Time: 0.00Total Sleep Time: 0.00
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Race: PLU Invite (0.932 Miles) 00:04:08
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
7.100.000.000.938.03

1500m race at PLU in Tacoma. My legs felt really good today. I did my usual warmup routine (20ish minutes + strides/drills). I got out well, my goal was to come through 800m in 2:10 and that's right about where I was. 2:10/2:11, I felt fantastic and was moving up quickly on the leaders. However, it was pouring during the race, and I was tucked in behind a nice pack and runners and got hosed by their feet for that first 800m. Right after 800, my whole body tightened and I slowed (50s from 800-1100m). A last lap of 67 left me at 4:08. Neck, chest, arms, hamstrings, quads... it was a pretty intense sensation.

I felt like the tightening was mostly from the cold water on my legs. I felt great early in the race, and afterwards I didn't feel particularly winded. I didn't feel like acid was responsible for it, and I find that encouraging. I think I'm ready for a big jump in times.

Brooks Ghost 6 Miles: 7.00
Night Sleep Time: 0.00Nap Time: 0.00Total Sleep Time: 0.00
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
58.600.000.003.9162.51
Brooks Ghost 6 Miles: 18.00Launch (Blue) Miles: 21.00Launch Miles: 5.00NB 1400 Miles: 5.00Ravenna 5 Miles: 10.00
Night Sleep Time: 0.00Nap Time: 0.00Total Sleep Time: 0.00
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