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August 2017

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Location:

Idaho Falls,ID,United States

Member Since:

Oct 15, 2016

Gender:

Male

Goal Type:

Boston Qualifier

Running Accomplishments:

My Race History...
Salt Lake City Marathon 2014 (4:24:34)
Provo Haunted Half 2014 (1:40:31)
Rex Lee 10k Run (43:06)
Salt Lake City Marathon 2015 (3:41:55)
Utah Valley Half Marathon 2015 (1:34:30.1)
Huntsville Marathon 2015 (4:19:25)
Provo Haunted Half 2015 (1:39:16.5)
"I Ran Marathons" 10k 2015 (44:14)
Ogden Half Marathon 2016 (1:39:47)
Grand Teton Half Marathon 2016 (1:46:36)
St George Marathon 2016 (3:37:44)
Inaugural Everglades Half Marathon 2016 (1:36:28)
Canyonlands Half Marathon 2017 (1:33:22)
Salt Lake City Marathon 2017 (3:28:49)

Short-Term Running Goals:

Focus on improving my marathon:

  • Steady pacing
  • Getting below a 7:50 pace at St George in October
  • Learning what works better for me (type of nutrition, cross training, etc)

Long-Term Running Goals:

Running a sub-3-hour marathon is a personal dream. I hope I can gain an edge towards it with all the good advice on here.

Personal:

2017 Race Schedule:
Salt Lake City Marathon April 22,
Bryce Canyon Half July 8,
Idaho Falls MAD Half July 29,
St George Marathon October 7

Happily married with a giggly one year-old. Half-Colombian engineer working as a contractor for the Navy. I didn't pick up running seriously 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, but the weekends are where I try to make ground. 

Miles:This week: 32.24 Month: 155.35 Year: 1890.11
Total Distance
155.35
Total Distance
10.11

6.25 easy with 8 strides at lunch. 3.87 at 7:47/mi before dinner. Ellie was mad for not taking her.

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Total Distance
11.49

2x1 mile @ threshold w/ 1 minute jogs in between. Then 1x4 minutes @ V02max. Then 1.5 miles holding a 7:40/mi pace, at lunch. 5.04 miles with Ellie before dinner

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Total Distance
10.80

90 minutes easy on the treadmill in the early AM. Took the day off to watch Ellie so Cheyenne could drive to Rexburg to study and take a test at the testing center. I also had a doctor's appointment for blood testing. Yay for insurance incentives!

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Total Distance
11.87

Easy miles. 5.02 of that was with Ellie

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Total Distance
18.15

150 minutes of moderate-paced running. 9 weeks out from the St George Marathon!

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Total Distance
11.04

6.12 at lunch time, and then 4.92 with Ellie before dinner.

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Total Distance
6.20

6.2 miles with 6x20 second strides divided by 1 minute easy jogs. No time in the evening. Lots of meetings.

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Total Distance
11.06

0.5 mile warm up, then 5 miles at marathon pace, immediately followed by 1 mile at T pace ending with a kick. Felt pretty good. 4.37 in the evening with Ellie.

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Total Distance
5.10

No run at lunch, a potluck instead to say goodbye to the great intern we had this summer. 5.1 in the evening with Ellie.

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Total Distance
11.18

6.24 at lunch. 4.94 in the evening with Ellie.

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Total Distance
16.11

60 minutes of easy running, followed by 60 minutes at prospective STG marathon pace (7:35/mile). 1 mile cooldown.

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Total Distance
11.06

Easy running at lunch and then 5.01 miles with Ellie after work.

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Total Distance
9.56

6.16 at lunch with 7x20 second strides, divided by 1 minute jogs. 3.4 in the evening with Ellie.

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Total Distance
11.62

Good workout LT workout today: 16 minutes, 3 minute jog, 10 minutes, 2 minute jog, 1 mile. Didn't look at my watch very much during this workout and just went by what felt like LT to me. I was surprised to see I consistently kept a 6:50 pace, even without a kick at the end of the last split. That is 2-4 seconds faster than I usually do it with more watch-glancing. I may have improved slightly. My goal going into the Pocatello Half is to maintain the same pace that I did in the Bryce Canyon Half (almost exactly 7:00/mi). Heres to hoping! The Pocatello Half is a lot flatter, so I think this is a good goal.


5 with Ellie in the evening.

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Total Distance
155.35
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