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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 and a buddy. When I don't run, I'm ornery.  So for their sake--It's all for them--I run.

Miles:This week: 26.00 Month: 141.50 Year: 1929.50
Nike Lunarglide 4 Lifetime Miles: 475.00
NB 790 (Feb. 2015) Lifetime Miles: 185.00
Red, Yellow & Black 3 (Apr. 6, 2015) Lifetime Miles: 500.00
Altra Torin 2.0 Lifetime Miles: 264.50
Brooks Black & Electric 4 Lifetime Miles: 474.75
Altra Lone Peak 2.5 Lifetime Miles: 201.00
NB 1400 Lifetime Miles: 164.00
Nike Pegasus 31 Lifetime Miles: 472.75
Brooks Anthracite & Red 4 Lifetime Miles: 360.75
Nike LunarEpic Lifetime Miles: 214.75
Books 2017 Lifetime Miles: 47.00
Nike Structure 20 Lifetime Miles: 150.25
Hoka Clayton Lifetime Miles: 63.00
Total Distance
41.50
Brooks Glycerin Miles: 37.50Asics Gel Speedstar Miles: 4.00
Weight: 0.00
Total Distance
10.50

am--6.25 Wasn't sure if I'd get any running in yesterday or today. Yesterday, I didn't wake up--had a sleepless night--and, then, spent the evening with a friend from out of town. Tonight will be a long night at school. However, I woke up this morning, and, perhaps, I'll make it out tonight. I'm so glad I woke up this morning. It was beautiful around 6.

pm--4.25 An old route w/ out Garmin. A nice end to a long day. 

Brooks Glycerin Miles: 10.50
Weight: 0.00
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Total Distance
8.00

am--8 A nice easy 8 w/ the wif, her running buddy, and Dr. Hunter.

Brooks Glycerin Miles: 8.00
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Total Distance
12.50

am--12.5 An easy long run w/ Dr. Hunter. He's trying to decide whether or not to run the Utah Valley Marathon. He did great tonight. A real animal, I tell ya.

Brooks Glycerin Miles: 12.50
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Total Distance
6.50

am--6.5 A grueling 6.5 w/ Dr. Hunter and his nurse.

Brooks Glycerin Miles: 6.50
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Race: Fireman's 5K (3.1 Miles) 00:20:30, Place overall: 1, Place in age division: 1
Total Distance
4.00

am--4 My brother-in-law is a volunteer fireman like Eliot Rosewater. So the fam decided to be supportive and go run. I thought today would be a good chance to see exactly where I'm at in my running. Most people were just out to have a good time. As a matter of fact, the official clock didn't even have power, so my time is straight from the Garmin. I knew that I would have to hit about 6:30ish pace to break 20:00 in the 5K. That's what I was gunning for. I shot out in front--I had to pass my nephew who was really cruising--and tried to hold pace. Actually I tried to push the pace at the beginning. The mile splits are as follows:

1--6:29 I felt pretty good.

2--6:46 My mouth was drying out quickly, so I had to grab some water at the aid station and walk for just a second to get it down. This may have cost me in the end.

3--6:48 I must've sounded terrible. The huffing and puffing. There were times when my pace went above 7:00.

.1--26.17 I was able to push myself as I neared the finish line. Overall time 20:30.

 I was gunning for 20:00 but knew that somewhere between 20:00 and 21:00 was realistic. I'm starting to have a more accurate view of where I'm at as a runner. Perhaps without the water stop, maybe with a little more mental toughness, surely with some more speed work, today would have been my day. The course--which ran along the path between the new park in Green Valley and Tonaquint--was pretty honest. So this time will be helpful to me in my training. The 10Ks that I have run, although very pleasing, were probably faster courses. With the miles that I'm putting in, 20:00 is very realistic, maybe even 19:00 or 18:00 if I get more serious about doing weekly speed work. Anyway, good day. Maybe a few easy miles this evening. 

Asics Gel Speedstar Miles: 4.00
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Total Distance
41.50
Brooks Glycerin Miles: 37.50Asics Gel Speedstar Miles: 4.00
Weight: 0.00
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