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June 2019

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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)
  • Ogden Marathon 2019 (3:09:41)
  • Pocatello Marathon 2019 (3:08:10)

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: Big Cottonwood Half (September), Utah Valley Full (June 2020), Idaho Falls Half (July 2020)

Long-Term Running Goals:

Finishing a marathon in under 3 hours. This is actually my goal in my upcoming marathon in August 2019 (Pocatello). a 2020 marathon.

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 a 2020 marathon in under 3 hours. Say hello!

Miles:This week: 0.00 Month: 190.43 Year: 2729.48
Saucony Guide 10 Lifetime Miles: 1149.55
ASICS GEL-Contend 4 Lifetime Miles: 478.36
Saucony Guide ISO White Noise Lifetime Miles: 809.20
Saucony Guide ISO (Pair 2) Lifetime Miles: 120.06
Total Distance
322.61
Saucony Guide ISO White Noise Miles: 103.72Saucony Guide 10 Miles: 93.88ASICS GEL-Contend 4 Miles: 64.84
Weight: 146.23
Total Distance
18.50

Climbed 1400'. (18.5 in 2:20:21)

Saucony Guide ISO White Noise Miles: 18.50
Weight: 0.00
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Total Distance
8.00

12 strides. (8 in 1:00:22)

Saucony Guide 10 Miles: 8.00
Weight: 0.00
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Total Distance
12.18

Treadmill before the bus. (8 in 1:02:31)

Ran with Jack at lunch time. 3 times around the perimeter. (4.18 in 0:33:40)

ASICS GEL-Contend 4 Miles: 4.18
Weight: 146.00
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Total Distance
12.30

Treadmill before the bus. (8 in 1:02:25)

Lunch time run (4.3 in 0:34:10)

Saucony Guide 10 Miles: 8.00ASICS GEL-Contend 4 Miles: 4.30
Weight: 0.00
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Total Distance
12.43

10 strides. To the green belt hotels and back. (8 in 1:02:37)

Lunch time run. (4.43 in 0:35:13)

ASICS GEL-Contend 4 Miles: 4.43
Weight: 145.00
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Total Distance
12.35

Green belt running. (8 in 1:05:46)

Lunch time run. (4.35 in 0:34:37)

Saucony Guide 10 Miles: 8.00ASICS GEL-Contend 4 Miles: 4.35
Weight: 137.00
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Total Distance
13.00

Treadmill workout. 2 easy, 3x(1T,1min),3min,3x(1kmVO2max,3min),4x(400mR,400m).

Feeling stronger today than I think I've ever felt before. Not sure why this workout felt so much better than previous ones (not that others were bad). Ate a few pieces of hard candy and a banana with peanut butter before the run. Then drank water with Advocare's Spark drink mix during the run. Things just seemed to really align well today for a good workout.

(13 in 1:34:28)

Saucony Guide ISO White Noise Miles: 13.00
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Total Distance
12.30

Before the bus. Running on the greenbelt. Achilles is very slightly tender. Not sure about it. (8 in 1:05:22)

Lunch run (4.29 in 0:34:18)

ASICS GEL-Contend 4 Miles: 4.29
Weight: 147.00
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Total Distance
12.56

Treadmill before the bus. Gradual speedup. (8.25 in 1:02:26)

Lunch run. Ran with a group of runners at the end that were going pretty fast, which wasn't what I was initially planning, but oh well! (4.31 in 0:33:16)

Saucony Guide 10 Miles: 8.25ASICS GEL-Contend 4 Miles: 4.31
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Total Distance
12.43

Greenbelt before the bus. (8.03 in 1:05:20)

Lunch run. (4.3 in 0:33:45)

 

Saucony Guide 10 Miles: 8.03ASICS GEL-Contend 4 Miles: 4.30
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14.00

Attempted treadmill workout. 3 mile warm up. The goal after that was 14 miles at goal marathon pace. Didn't make it all the way though (8.5 miles at goal pace), and started slowing down. Decided to stop 3 miles early of the total mileage planned instead of risking a long recovery period... 

Tried a Maurten 160 on this run. I think I like regular gels with water better.

Saucony Guide ISO White Noise Miles: 14.00
Weight: 148.00
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Total Distance
12.40

Greenbelt before the bus. Little sluggish from yesterday but not too bad. (8.06 in 1:06:19)

Very focused and relaxed run at lunch time. I tried to really focus on my form and maintaining it naturally. (4.34 in 0:34:45)

I became a member of the Honey Stinger Hive yesterday. Pretty cool!

ASICS GEL-Contend 4 Miles: 4.34
Weight: 147.00
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17.05

1 easy, 8 marathon effort, 1 easy, 6 marathon effort, 1 cool down. (17.05 in 2:10:12) Legs didn't really respond to get to the speed I wanted from a marathon effort. I'm pleasantly surprised with the pace held on the warm up and recovery miles though. On those miles I really focused on a relaxed pace with focus on form and efficiency and went faster than expected. One thing I need to improve on is sleeping...

Saucony Guide ISO White Noise Miles: 17.05
Weight: 147.00
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12.54

8 strides on the treadmill. Before the bus. (8.2 in 1:01:29)

Easy lunch run. Getting warmer outside. (4.34 in 0:34:20)

Saucony Guide 10 Miles: 8.20ASICS GEL-Contend 4 Miles: 4.34
Weight: 147.00
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Total Distance
12.44

Greenbelt before the bus. Really focusing on form, and I think it is helping. (8.1 in 1:05:46)

Easy lunch run. (4.34 in 0:34:53)

ASICS GEL-Contend 4 Miles: 4.34
Weight: 147.00
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12.51

Lactate threshold workout. Less steam this morning... 1 mile warmup, 3x(2T,2min), 3 strides. (8.17 in 1:02:02) Lunch run. Little windy but felt nice too. (4 34 in 0:34:04)

ASICS GEL-Contend 4 Miles: 4.00Saucony Guide ISO White Noise Miles: 8.17
Weight: 147.00
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Total Distance
12.53

Treadmill before the bus. (8.3 in 1:03:48)

Easy lunch run. The wind made it a little harder though. It really isn't that bad when there's no dust flying and it's not too cold! (4.23 in 0:35:53)

Saucony Guide 10 Miles: 8.30ASICS GEL-Contend 4 Miles: 4.23
Weight: 147.00
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Total Distance
12.57

Treadmill before the bus. (8.2 in 1:01:31)

Easy lunch run. Perfect temperature and almost no wind. (4.37 in 0:35:31)

ASICS GEL-Contend 4 Miles: 4.37
Weight: 147.00
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Total Distance
13.00

Treadmill workout. 2 mile warmup, 6x(1 mile lactate threshold, 1 minute), 4x(200m R, 200m), 4x(400m R, 400m), CD. It was a slightly smaller workout, but with the recent uptick in mileage, I think it was a good idea to be safe. (13 in 1:32:03)

Saucony Guide ISO White Noise Miles: 13.00
Weight: 0.00
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Total Distance
8.30

Treadmill before the bus (8.3 in 1:03:47)

Saucony Guide 10 Miles: 8.30
Weight: 0.00
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Total Distance
13.08

Treadmill before the bus. 10 strides. (8.5 in 1:03:42)

Lunch run. (4.58 in 38:03)

ASICS GEL-Contend 4 Miles: 4.58
Weight: 149.00
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Total Distance
11.36

Treadmill before the bus (8.5 in 1:05:40)

Daddy Daughter Date. Pushed Ellie in the stroller to the playground, then to Reed's Dairy, then back home. (2.86 in 0:27:50)

Saucony Guide 10 Miles: 8.50
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13.28

Decided to follow Steve Magness' advice and put some faster splits intermittently in my workout instead of the traditional speedup at the end. Felt different and mixed thing sup in a nice way. (8.8 in 1:04:20)

Easy lunch run (4.48 in 0:37:35)

Saucony Guide 10 Miles: 8.80ASICS GEL-Contend 4 Miles: 4.48
Weight: 0.00
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Total Distance
11.50

Easy long run around Daybreak. Wow, this neighborhood is humongous! (11.5 in 1:35:30)

Saucony Guide 10 Miles: 11.50
Weight: 0.00
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Total Distance
20.00

This run ended up being longer than planned. I felt really great, and decided to make some distance training on a good day. (20 in 2:43:47)

Saucony Guide ISO White Noise Miles: 20.00
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Total Distance
322.61
Saucony Guide ISO White Noise Miles: 103.72Saucony Guide 10 Miles: 93.88ASICS GEL-Contend 4 Miles: 64.84
Weight: 146.23
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