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Location:

Idaho Falls,ID,United States

Member Since:

Oct 15, 2016

Gender:

Male

Goal Type:

Boston Qualifier

Running Accomplishments:

My slow and steady marathon progression (left out Huntsville 2015):

  • Salt Lake City Marathon 2014 (4:24:34)
  • Salt Lake City Marathon 2015 (3:41:55)
  • St George Marathon 2016 (3:37:44)
  • Salt Lake City Marathon 2017 (3:28:49)
  • St George Marathon 2017 (3:11:52)
  • St George Marathon 2018 (3:02:43)

Half marathons (Missing several):

  • Provo Haunted Half 2014 (1:40:31)
  • Utah Valley Half 2015 (1:34:30.1)
  • Inaugural Everglades Half 2016 (1:36:28)
  • Canyonlands Half 2017 (1:33:22)
  • Bryce Canyon Half 2017 (1:31:49)
  • Pocatello Half 2017 (1:32:04)

Short-Term Running Goals:

Learn how to continue running with an ever more packed schedule of other things.

Upcoming races: Ogden Marathon (May), Pocatello Marathon (August), Big Cottonwood Half (September)

Long-Term Running Goals:

Finishing a marathon in under 3 hours. This is actually my goal in my upcoming marathon in August 2019 (Pocatello).

Personal:

Happily married with one kid. Chemical engineer, now studying statistics. Although I've always maintained a healthy level of fitness, I didn't pick up running until junior year at BYU. Now I live in Idaho, where I leave for work at 4:30am and don't get home until 5:30pm. I try to get a short run in before work and usually something during lunch. My focus in running is improving my marathon time, but I like to participate in all the races I can. I am a Honey Stinger Hive ambassador and hoping to qualify for the Boston Marathon for the first time this August by completing the Pocatello Marathon in under 3 hours. Say hello!

Miles:This week: 56.62 Month: 232.68 Year: 1824.13
Saucony Guide 10 Lifetime Miles: 791.15
ASICS GEL-Contend 4 Lifetime Miles: 278.67
Saucony Guide ISO White Noise Lifetime Miles: 705.64
Total Distance
267.18
Saucony Guide 10 Miles: 91.27Saucony Guide ISO White Noise Miles: 366.59
Weight: 146.48
Total Distance
8.00

Before the bus. Easy with a speedy finish. (8 in 1:01:08)

Weight: 146.00
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9.00

Before the bus. Woke up 10 minutes before my alarm, so I added a mile. Included some strides (9 in 1:08:33)

Saucony Guide 10 Miles: 9.00
Weight: 146.00
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10.00

Before the bus. Workout day. Energy levels are a little low, but not bad. I am trying to drop some weight picked up in the winter months (5-10 pounds). Avoiding sweets is the main priority but also not snacking between meals as much. 

Warmup, 3x(2T with 2 minute recoveries), 1T, 2 minute recovery, cooldown with 5 strides 90 seconds apart. (10 in 1:09:30)

Saucony Guide ISO White Noise Miles: 10.00
Weight: 146.00
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11.60

Going down south today. Easy. (11.6 in 1:30:25)

Saucony Guide 10 Miles: 11.60
Weight: 144.00
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10.60

Went running in Cottonwood Heights. Lots of hills on Wasatch Blvd, a good opportunity for a guy from Idaho Falls to get some downhill training.

Saucony Guide 10 Miles: 10.60
Weight: 0.00
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15.22

This was supposed to be a workout day. Legs felt okay, but were not responding. Mostly just heavy from all hills yesterday, especially since I haven't run on any sort of incline for months... was nice getting outside though! (15.22 in 2:01:06)

Saucony Guide ISO White Noise Miles: 146.00
Weight: 146.00
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8.00

Before the pace. Builder from slow to M-pace. (8 in 59:52)

Weight: 148.00
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8.00

Before the bus. Strides. (8 in 1:00:47)

Saucony Guide 10 Miles: 8.00
Weight: 148.00
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8.00

Before the bus. Easy. (8 in 1:01:54)

Weight: 148.00
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8.00

Before the bus. Easy. (8 in 1:01:42)
 

Saucony Guide 10 Miles: 8.00
Weight: 147.00
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8.00

Before the bus. 8 strides. (8 in 1:01:05)

Weight: 148.00
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20.16

Long run around town. Had some really weird persisting symptoms after yesterday morning's run. Felt a little stiff/knotted in a small part of my back. I figured it was a normal muscle knot, and it might be, but I noticed it had impaired my breathing. It wasn't very painful, but when I tried to take a complete deep breath, I could only make it about 80% before I hit a limit. It felt like my lungs had a plug somewhere preventing them from filling completely. I did some breathing exercises several times yesterday and it felt like that loosened them up a bit. This morning I felt good enough to run, and didn't notice any problem with breathing. I still feel a small snag when I try to take a deep breath. I'd say it feels like I can breath 95% of the way. I'm not too worried as it seems to be improving. Based off today's run though, I'm not sure I'm ready to break 3 hours in my marathon in 5 weeks...darn. (20.16 in 2:44:03)

Saucony Guide ISO White Noise Miles: 20.16
Weight: 148.00
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8.00

Before the bus. Easy. (8 in 1:01:54)

Weight: 148.00
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8.00

Before the bus. Easy. (8 in 1:01:11)

Saucony Guide 10 Miles: 8.00
Weight: 147.00
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8.00

Before the bus. 10 strides. (8 in 1:00:52)

Saucony Guide ISO White Noise Miles: 8.00
Weight: 147.00
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8.00

Before the bus. Easy. (8 in 1:01:31)

Weight: 146.00
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12.06

90 minutes on the greenbelt. 10 strides. (12.06 in 1:36:16)

Saucony Guide 10 Miles: 12.06
Weight: 147.00
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15.43

1WU,2x(3Tw/3minRec),2Tw/3minRec,4x(3minIw/2minRec),8x(200mRw/200mRec),CD

Straight out and back on highway 20 west of town. (15.43 in 1:55:22)

Saucony Guide ISO White Noise Miles: 15.43
Weight: 145.00
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8.00

Treadmill run before the bus. Easy. (8 in 1:01:26)

Weight: 146.00
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8.00

Treadmill before the bus. Easy. (8 in 1:01:34)

Saucony Guide 10 Miles: 8.00
Weight: 146.00
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12.10

Before the bus. 0.5 mile warm up. 11.5 miles at goal marathon pace. 0.1 mile kick. (12.1 in 1:23:00)

Saucony Guide ISO White Noise Miles: 144.00
Weight: 144.00
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8.00

Treadmill before the bus. Easy. (8 in 1:01:56)

Weight: 145.00
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8.00

Down in Utah for a nephew's baptism. Went on an exploratory run through Cottonwood Heights. Legs still very heavy from Wednesday. I think today's run will be good for loosening them. (8 in 1:08:18)

Saucony Guide 10 Miles: 8.00
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23.00

Staying in Richfield, Utah today. My standard 3 hour run three weeks before a marathon. I'd say this one was at a 75% average effort and my pace was surprising me almost every mile on my Garmin. I really like these southern central Utah communities! (23 in 3:03:11)

Saucony Guide ISO White Noise Miles: 23.00
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8.00

Treadmill before the bus. Easy. (8 in 1:01:56)

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8.01

Treadmill before the bus. Easy with 10 strides at the end. Doing strides at a harder pace and felt pretty good. (8.01 in 1:00:41)

Saucony Guide 10 Miles: 8.01
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Total Distance
267.18
Saucony Guide 10 Miles: 91.27Saucony Guide ISO White Noise Miles: 366.59
Weight: 146.48
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