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Santa Clara,UT,

Member Since:

Jan 01, 2008



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.



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: 28.50 Month: 69.00 Year: 1784.50
NB 790 (Feb. 2015) Lifetime Miles: 202.00
Altra Torin 2.0 Lifetime Miles: 314.75
Altra Lone Peak 2.5 Lifetime Miles: 232.75
NB 1400 Lifetime Miles: 180.25
Nike LunarEpic Lifetime Miles: 323.75
Nike Structure 20 Lifetime Miles: 335.50
Hoka Clayton Lifetime Miles: 154.00
Nike Lunar Epic Oct. 2017 Lifetime Miles: 233.75
Nike Vomero NXR '17 Lifetime Miles: 189.75
Hoka Clifton 4 Lifetime Miles: 235.25
Nike Pegasus 34 Lifetime Miles: 188.50
Brooks Levitate Lifetime Miles: 160.50
Books 2018 Lifetime Miles: 47.00
INOV8 F-Lite 195 Lifetime Miles: 35.50
Brooks L3 Lifetime Miles: 227.00
Brooks Black Oct. 2018 Lifetime Miles: 236.75
Total Distance
Brooks Axiom 3 Miles: 12.25Asics Gel Speedstar Miles: 8.25Asics Gel Landreth 3 Miles: 2.50Brooks Summon Miles: 4.00Brooks Ravenna Miles: 19.75Puma RR III Miles: 3.50
Weight: 0.00
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am--13.5 I hit ~4.25 w/ neighbor Greg this morning and then ran long w/ the kids. We hit the Coral Canyon hill both ways. It felt better than I was expecting, but I was beat when we got to striders. I stopped 2 short. 

Brooks Axiom 3 Miles: 12.25
Weight: 0.00
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am--3 A warm-up and an 800 w/ the girls. The body is beat. I'm going to try to hit a repeat workout this evening. 

pm--8.25 TM workout. 6 x 1 mile repeats @ 6:56 w/ .25 rest in between. The pace seemed sustainable, and I was able to focus mentally. I know this is the TM, but it builds confidence and helps w/ turnover. And the legs still feel it in the end. I wasn't able to cool down because the TM began to clank. 

Asics Gel Speedstar Miles: 8.25Asics Gel Landreth 3 Miles: 2.50
Weight: 0.00
Total Distance

am--5.5 Barefoot warm-up, 4 towards Grapevine, and 8 barefoot striders. Felt beat up after yesterday's workout. 

Brooks Summon Miles: 4.00
Weight: 0.00
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pm--6.25 Evening run w/ old pal Kimball. Chatted about soccer and enjoyed the run. 

Brooks Ravenna Miles: 6.25
Weight: 0.00
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am--3.5 A little jaunt in the mid-90's heat before the race tomorrow. 

Puma RR III Miles: 3.50
Weight: 0.00
Race: Provo Trail Half Marathon (13.1 Miles) 01:46:48
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Well, I signed up for this race last week because the XC girls were setting goals. I set a goal to run under 1:40:00 in this race. Well, that didn't happen. My stomach was sloshing and was about to explode w/ gas pains. It might have been the Indian food I ate the night before--It's a Utah valley tradition for my wife and me. 

Anyway, the race. I'm not sure how I felt about it. It's 1 of the first races I haven't hit a PR in a while. My stomach told me how things were going to be a few miles in. So I decided to just gut this 1 out. Here are some +s and -s fromt the race:

+) The course was beautiful. The new shoes worked well. It was fun to get out and run a race again and realize that it takes all shapes and sizes and speeds to make up a race. 13 miles seemed shorter for some reason, even w/ the struggle. The body doesn't ache much after the race probably because I wasn't able to push it. The weather was beautiful.

-) The gut. The fact that I really don't know where I'm at fitness-wise. Half marathons are proving to be my bogey race--I'm still not sure how to run a half. I know that I'm in for a pretty big PR at the distance but can't seem to line it up. Last thing. The race, for the most part, was a joke. (There was a big turn-out. Everyone seemed ignorant of the start time and starting line. There wasn't much of a chance to slip up through the masses in the pre-race confusion and because of this I found myself working hard to move past runners. 2 notable passes were the girls @ mile 3ish chatting about how fast a 9-minute mile is and @ mile 4ish the guy in Air Jordans, basketball shorts, and possibly a ciggy in his mouth.)

 In the end, a few miles were amassed and in there somewhere a few MP miles. Probably won't be running this again.

Brooks Ravenna Miles: 13.50
Weight: 0.00
Total Distance
Brooks Axiom 3 Miles: 12.25Asics Gel Speedstar Miles: 8.25Asics Gel Landreth 3 Miles: 2.50Brooks Summon Miles: 4.00Brooks Ravenna Miles: 19.75Puma RR III Miles: 3.50
Weight: 0.00
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