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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: 23.75 Month: 138.25 Year: 1161.75
Nike Lunarglide 4 Lifetime Miles: 456.25
Red & Black 3 (Dec. 4, 2014) Lifetime Miles: 455.25
NB 790 (Feb. 2015) Lifetime Miles: 180.00
Red, Yellow & Black 3 (Apr. 6, 2015) Lifetime Miles: 445.00
Altra Torin 2.0 Lifetime Miles: 238.25
Brooks Black & Electric 4 Lifetime Miles: 400.75
Altra Lone Peak 2.5 Lifetime Miles: 186.00
NB 1400 Lifetime Miles: 149.00
Nike Pegasus 31 Lifetime Miles: 371.00
Nike Vomero 11 Lifetime Miles: 289.25
Brooks Anthracite & Red 4 Lifetime Miles: 279.00
Nike LunarEpic Lifetime Miles: 172.50
Books 2017 Lifetime Miles: 34.00
Nike Structure 20 Lifetime Miles: 40.00
Total Distance
39.25
Brooks Black & Electric 4 Miles: 2.50Nike Pegasus 31 Miles: 7.50Red & Black 3 (Dec. 4, 2014) Miles: 5.00Nike Structure 20 Miles: 10.25Nike LunarEpic Miles: 7.00Books 2017 Miles: 1.00NB 790 (Feb. 2015) Miles: 7.00
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Total Distance
2.50

pm--2.5 Ran on the treadmill until it broke. Erged 2k in 8:12.6 after. I'll run up to the end of this month then take few days off before xc starts.

Brooks Black & Electric 4 Miles: 2.50
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Total Distance
7.50

am--7.5 Kidney Loop w/ a progressive effort. It took me a few miles to warm-up and get my breathing settled. By the end, things went smoothly. RHR--50. 

Nike Pegasus 31 Miles: 7.50
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Total Distance
8.00

am--5 Easy run into Green Valley. I took it a bit easier than yesterday. RHR--56. 

pm--3 A short, chill neighborhood run w/ my buddy, Clint. He's getting into running and was nice enough to take it easy on me. I also picked up some shoes w/ a little more support to see if a little variation will help my achilles. I've had success w/ mild stability shoes in the past. So here goes nothing. 

Red & Black 3 (Dec. 4, 2014) Miles: 5.00Nike Structure 20 Miles: 3.00
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Total Distance
7.00

am--7 SC Parkway out-and-back via Serenity. I started out to start out and end up gradually increasing the pace. (This happens when I don't have anyone to talk w/ me.) Ultimately, the run turns into light tempo pace, tempo pace, and down near CV pace. Comfortably hard work. 4x 30 sec. on the erg after. RHR--53. 

Nike LunarEpic Miles: 7.00
Weight: 0.00
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Total Distance
7.25

pm--7.25 Grass loops at the SC Rugby grounds. I decided to make this an afternoon run, and, truly, it was pleasant. The best preemptive strike for a warm afternoon run is constant hydration throughout the day. Granted, it wasn't exceptionally hot today. I've also noticed over the last few weeks that the pace of my runs is about 45-60 seconds faster than last year. The training we've been doing over the last year really does build a nice aerobic engine. RHR--50. 

On the book front, I finished another one--Reach for the Summit by Pat Summitt. It's a great book for teachers and coaches. A few things I like about the book: 

1) She was successful in helping female student athletes grow as athletes and people. Any coach worth a grain of salt would hope to do something similar. 

2) Success, although defined differently by different people, is hard-fought and takes a commitment. Pat talks about success at Tennessee being a national championship, while success for her son is sleeping in a bunk bed. 

3) Attention to the mental aspect of life and competition is just as important to team building as the physical, perhaps even more important. Pat had some great coaches to help her with this. 

4) The anecdotes were scary, sad, and funny but all contributed to the lessons. We learn through stories. 

5) Pat was an in-your-face disciplinarian. I grew up with one of those. He is my dad. It wasn't always easy being the only son of a sergeant and coach, but I'm thankful for the lessons he has taught me. I continue to realize he was right most of the time. 

Books 2017 Miles: 1.00Nike Structure 20 Miles: 7.25
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Total Distance
7.00

am--7 Near Zen w/ Tom. Took our time, enjoying the weather and nature. Most of the conversation centered on Jordan Peterson. He sounds like an interesting mythological thinker. I'll have to check him out a bit more. RHR--53. 

NB 790 (Feb. 2015) Miles: 7.00
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Total Distance
39.25
Brooks Black & Electric 4 Miles: 2.50Nike Pegasus 31 Miles: 7.50Red & Black 3 (Dec. 4, 2014) Miles: 5.00Nike Structure 20 Miles: 10.25Nike LunarEpic Miles: 7.00Books 2017 Miles: 1.00NB 790 (Feb. 2015) Miles: 7.00
Weight: 0.00
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