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Hustle for Mental Health 5k

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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:

  • 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)

Half marathons:

  • 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:

Running under 3:10 at Salt Lake City Marathon in April 2018

Long-Term Running Goals:

Finishing a marathon in under 3 hours!

Personal:

Happily married with one kid. Chemical engineer. 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 5am and don't get home until 5:40pm. I try to get a short run in during lunch time at work and then a little something else after work. Some might call that a weekend warrior, but I make an honest effort during the week as well. Say hello!

Miles:This week: 70.70 Month: 161.40 Year: 3004.09
Skechers GOmeb Razor Lifetime Miles: 105.62
Skechers GOrun 5 Lifetime Miles: 137.82
Total Distance
242.91
Total Distance
4.20

Easy run at lunch and then some strength training before dinner.

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Total Distance
5.01

Easy miles at lunch today. A lot less sore today from yesterday's strength training than from that on last Friday, so progress.

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Total Distance
5.30

Mile warmup and thne 7x1minute at mile pace. Averaged around 6:00/mi. It is about 6 hours later and I don't feel quite as good as I usually do that long after a workout. I don't feel bad just a little more tired, such that I really don't want to do a double today. Either it's too early after my marathon, or my workouts are usually too easy (or short because I usually don't have more than 50 minutes for a mid-week workout). 

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Total Distance
5.03

Easy miles after work

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Total Distance
6.04

Easy lunch miles

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Total Distance
14.44

Birthday run. A lot better than last year's birthday run. 

In other news, Kipchoge just ran an unofficial marathon in 2:00:25 on a race track in Italy. Absolutely amazing!

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Total Distance
5.09

Easy lunch miles with 6x20sec strides w/ 1 minute rests in between


Some strength training after work

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Total Distance
10.11

6.03 miles - Easy miles at lunch time. Felt very comfortable today around an 8:10 pace, so I think I can say confidently that marathon recovery is complete.


4.08 miles - Easy miles again after work

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5.17

Easy miles after work. Out to the airport and back.

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6.00

Easy lunch miles with 2x (6x20 sec strides). Easy, but also fun

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10.54

Exploring the neighborhoods directly north of downtown SLC. Holy smokes, those are good hills, and those houses are insane.

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12.61

More fun on the slopes north of SLC. Ran up to Ensign Peak and some other peak next to it. Running in this area is really fun.

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Total Distance
10.13

6.01 miles - easy running at lunch time


4.12 miles - easy running at home after work

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Total Distance
6.00

6 miles - easy running at lunch w/ 7x20second strides


Some strength training after work

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Total Distance
5.23

5.23 miles at marathon pace after work. Was trying to rush it...

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Total Distance
10.98

6.02 miles at lunch time. The weather has improved significantly from yseterday


4.96 miles after work. Still lots of nearby routes to explore around the new place.

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Total Distance
11.59

7.04 easy miles at lunch time. Signed up for a 5k tomorrow morning. If it is the correct length, which I'm still not sure if it is, then it'll be my first legitimate 5k race!


4.55 stroller miles. Ellie got bored just in time for dinner to be ready. 

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Race: Hustle for Mental Health 5k (3 Miles) 00:19:38, Place overall: 1, Place in age division: 1
Total Distance
13.38

Warm up by running from home to the race start line.

Decided to sign up for one of the several 5ks going on this weekend in the area. There were two almost at the same time at the Snake River Landing, and I lucked out and picked the one with chip timing. It was cool/not cool getting first in this race. There really wasn't anybody to pace myself with, and I probably could've done better with a little more adrenaline. I also don't think this is a legitimate sub-20 5k for me, which is what I was going for. The race distance was probably slightly less than 3 miles. Regardless, I am very impressed with how well organized the event was. I had a good time!

Cooled down in the parking lot after the race. Will try to get some more miles in this afternoon before stake conference.


Did another hour in the afternoon. 7.38 miles. Still a little disappointed in myself for this morning's race. I definitely had it in me to break 20. I need to get down that mental grit to finish strong even if there's nobody right up there with me!

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Total Distance
11.00

6 easy miles at lunch time


5 easy miles pushing Ellie

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Total Distance
6.04

6.04 miles at lunch time. Did 2x(2x200,1x400) at repetition pace. Felt good, but I couldn't quite keep 6:00/mi. I wasn't losing form though, so I think I just need to adapt to R-pace workouts.


Strength training after work

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Total Distance
6.02

6.02 "easy" miles at lunch time. These were 3 miles into a 35-40 mph headwind. I really would have preferred a 5% grade over this. The last 3 were pretty nice, but I still I felt worn out at the end from fighting the wind.

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Total Distance
11.06

6.01 easy miles at lunch time. Did a strong 0.2 mile practice kick 0.5 miles before the end.


5.06 miles pushing Ellie in the stroller. She has developed some endurance and doesn't start whining at mile 4 anymore :D

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Total Distance
10.51

10.51 easy miles this morning. Most of it was a peaceful morning, but the last 2.5 miles were an unexpected heavy rainstorm. I was planning on a double in the afternoon, but it wasn't able to fit in the family schedule. Oh well, it's been a good 4-day weekend so far :)

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Total Distance
20.40

15 miles out in Osgood. Picked it up to threshold pace where I knew two 0.85 mile-ish Strava segments were located. Being out far in the farm lansds where they were there wasn't much competition, so I took advantage! Picked it up to marathon pace for the last mile.


5.4 easy miles in the afternoon. Got to 65 for the week. Back to average mileage from before SLC.

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Total Distance
13.57

10.7 miles - an out and back loop on Broadway/Hwy 20. Went straight west and turned back. Might do some strength training or a double later. Got some other laborious work to do in the yard today.


2.87 miles - easy miles in the late afternoon. Cut a little short (trying to avoid turning a current hot spot into a blister)

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Total Distance
6.43

6.43 miles at lunch time - 5x0.85 miles @ threshold pace. Got a little tired on the last one, finished in about 6:06 there (7:10/mi pace)


Strength training before dinner.

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Total Distance
11.03

6.02 easy miles at lunch time. Perfect weather.


5.01 easy miles pushing Ellie around the neighborhood. Again, absolutely splendid weather.

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Total Distance
242.91
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