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Location:

Santa Clara,UT,

Member Since:

Jan 01, 2008

Gender:

Male

Goal Type:

Boston Qualifier

Running Accomplishments:

Swiss Days(5k)--19:47.5

Zion Centennial Fun Run (10k)--42:19 

St. George Half Marathon--1:36:45.4 

St. George Marathon--3:22:29

Short-Term Running Goals:

I want to work on building up my base again and taking a crack at my 5k and 10k PRs.

Long-Term Running Goals:

Run to live. Live to run.

 

Personal:

I'm married with 3 cuties. When I don't run, I'm ornery.  So for their sake--It's all for them--I run.

Miles:This week: 22.25 Month: 206.25 Year: 610.25
Nike Lunarglide 4 Lifetime Miles: 436.75
Nike Pegasus 30 Lifetime Miles: 536.25
Red & Black 3 (Dec. 4, 2014) Lifetime Miles: 409.75
NB 790 (Feb. 2015) Lifetime Miles: 165.00
Red, Yellow & Black 3 (Apr. 6, 2015) Lifetime Miles: 402.75
Altra Torin 2.0 Lifetime Miles: 232.50
Brooks Black & Electric 4 Lifetime Miles: 347.50
Altra Lone Peak 2.5 Lifetime Miles: 171.00
NB 1400 Lifetime Miles: 141.50
Nike Pegasus 31 Lifetime Miles: 292.50
Nike Vomero 11 Lifetime Miles: 196.50
Brooks Anthracite & Red 4 Lifetime Miles: 241.75
Brooks Rico (20 Dec. 2016) Lifetime Miles: 261.50
Nike LunarEpic Lifetime Miles: 108.00
Books 2017 Lifetime Miles: 20.00
Total Distance
41.50
Brooks Rico (20 Dec. 2016) Miles: 19.50Brooks Anthracite & Red 4 Miles: 6.50Books 2017 Miles: 1.00Nike Vomero 11 Miles: 7.50Nike LunarEpic Miles: 8.00
Weight: 0.00
Total Distance
9.50

pm--9.5 Turkey Road Long Run w/ 1, 1, 2, 1, 2 pick-ups. The run was great, overcast, and stout. I really wasn't in the greatest mood heading up. The cold that I never had remains in my chest or so it feels. But, once we got going, everything went well. RHR--56. 

Brooks Rico (20 Dec. 2016) Miles: 9.50
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Total Distance
6.50

am--3.5 DI/Weights/Harts+. I didn't get in as much before weights this morning. Bummer. The weather was beautiful on the run. The gloves were probably overkill. RHR--53. 

pm--3 Some miles before and after the rootbeer mile. I was manning the Instagram Live camera. Fun stuff. 

Brooks Anthracite & Red 4 Miles: 6.50
Weight: 0.00
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Total Distance
10.00

am--4.25 DI/Neighborhood Bushes. Another fine morning. By the time we finished, I was feeling decent. I'm not sure if it's age or mileage, but I need a few miles before I feel like my breathing and gait and everything else are all in sync. RHR--52. 

pm--5.75 Pace and Form work. My left calf was a little twingy as we jumped into things--the CV work was at the beginning and end--but I decided to go and see how it would feel. Actually, I didn't think much of it when I started. Made it through the first set and the second set but couldn't keep on through the third set. I awkwardly jogged around the track until the girls were done and then called it quits for the day. Icing and rolling are in order. I'm bummed because I was feeling good today. 

Also finished my 10th book of the year, Testimony by Robbie Robertson. Over the years, particularly the last few that I've been dabbling w/ the bass guitar, I've gained a great appreciation for The Band, a group that really felt their way through songs in an organic, unified way. I enjoyed the book for its protrayal of their prime years, even though it's fairly one-sided, and the early '60s-'70s in rock culture. A quote at the end, written about the few hours in the wake of "The Last Waltz," their final show together, reminded me of the end of  an xc season: 

"Many of our guests had hardly got warmed up. They'd just had a taste and needed to play more music. Impromptu sessions were starting up in hotel suites and various locations, but for me, my cup had runneth over. I couldn't play another note. I found myself sitting on the floor against the wall of the hotel banquet room as people came and went in party spirit. Marty joined me  on the floor. We didn't need to talk; we just had to remember to breathe" (491). 

I really enjoyed spending time w/ this book over the last week or so. 

Brooks Rico (20 Dec. 2016) Miles: 10.00Books 2017 Miles: 1.00
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Total Distance
7.50

pm--7.5 Light Tempo day. I took yesterday off because my calf got crazy gnarly during our CV stuff on Wednesday. I wore a compression sleeve the last few days and took it easy. Today, I planned on doing the warm-up and cool-down. During the warm-up, I felt pretty good so decided to jump into the tempo for a few minutes. I was jettisoned after 10 minutes, did a few laps, and got back in for another 10 minutes. There was some lingering soreness but no exacerbation. Nice day of running. RHR--53. 

Nike Vomero 11 Miles: 7.50
Weight: 0.00
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Total Distance
8.00

pm--8 SC Parkway out-and-back. Things felt pretty good until I was about 5 miles out. I felt a pull in my calf and was forced to walk for a while. Getting sick of that and dreading the long, slow trek home, I tried jogging. My leg loosened up a bit, and I was able to get in a few more miles before the tightness came again. The rest tomorrow will do me good. Time to research this pain in the leg. RHR--53. 

Nike LunarEpic Miles: 8.00
Weight: 0.00
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Total Distance
41.50
Brooks Rico (20 Dec. 2016) Miles: 19.50Brooks Anthracite & Red 4 Miles: 6.50Books 2017 Miles: 1.00Nike Vomero 11 Miles: 7.50Nike LunarEpic Miles: 8.00
Weight: 0.00
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