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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)

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 (1:31:49)
  • Pocatello Half (1:32:04)

Short-Term Running Goals:

Focus on improving my marathon:

  • Steady pacing
  • Running under 3:20 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 my lifetime goal for running. I hope I can gain an edge towards it with all the good advice on here. Not sure what I'll do once I get there...just focusing on that for now.

Personal:

Running the 2017 St George Marathon October 7

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: 28.00 Month: 131.37 Year: 2464.43
Skechers GOmeb Razor Lifetime Miles: 39.52
Total Distance
298.54
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
8.58

Easy running at lunch and then in the evening in the Ellie. Evening run went short as we had the elders visiting!

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Total Distance
11.85

Easy miles at lunch time and then with Ellie in the evening. Long run tomorrow. Still debating whether to attempt doing the run outside or on the treadmill. I'd like to do it outside, but I'm not sure how bad it will be with all the people in town for the eclipse.

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Total Distance
19.00

18.7 miles in 2.5 hours on the treadmill. This was a steady comfortably paced run. 0.3 mile cooldown afterward.

Went out twice today...the hype about the streets of Idaho Falls being so crowded was DEFINITELY an overstatement.

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Total Distance
10.82

Easy miles very early in the morning, avoiding the eclipsoids...

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Total Distance
11.31

Easy miles at lunch and then again with Ellie before dinner.

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Total Distance
12.37

Did a little more today, at lunch and then in the evening with Ellie, to make up for yesterday. Not sure it was necessary to do extra today, but the break from running yesterday was definitely needed!

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Total Distance
11.46

My stomach felt kinda weird this morning, but I still did my typical lunch run. After lunch though, I got a terrible stomach ache. My wife had the same thing yesterday (not really sure what caused it). I basically decided to take the weekend off at that point. About ten minutes before work was over, the stomach ache went away completely and I felt fine. After the hour commute home I still felt fine and so took Ellie out for our evening run. I guess I will go running this weekend. It just seems so weird considering how bad I felt for a few hours there.

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Total Distance
17.00

There was a fire somewhere near the house (I could only smell it, not see it), so I decided to run indoors this morning. 3 mile warmup, then 12 miles at 7:30/mi, then a 2 mile cooldown. This was supposed to be a marathon-paced workout, and it went very well. It feels good to look back at how accomplished I felt when I successfully ran 8 miles in an hour for the first time. It's easy to feel like I'm not progressing when I look at my times from week to week, and even month to month. Year to year seems to be a good time scale for me. On the other hand, running is great whether or not you get better!

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Total Distance
10.01

Lunch run and then with Ellie before dinner.

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Total Distance
10.30

Race week workout: 3x1mile at threshold effort w/ 2 minute jogs in between. Splits were 7:00 6:47 6:43. The variance was primarily due to the wind. Knee is feeling uncomfortable afterwards. I hope an easy week does it well before Saturday's race. Either way, my training is still focused on the STG marathon in 5.5 weeks. This weekend's race is a step towards that one in my mind. Easy run with Ellie before dinner.
 

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Total Distance
11.25

Easy run at lunch time, and then in the evening again with Ellie.

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Total Distance
9.24

5.24 miles at lunch, and then 4 with Ellie in the evening.

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Total Distance
298.54
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