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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:

Running under 3:00 at the Ogden Marathon in May 2019!

Long-Term Running Goals:

Finishing a marathon in under 3 hours. This is actually my goal in my upcoming marathon in May 2019.

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 5am and don't get home until 5:40pm. I try to get a short run in before work and on a blue moon I do 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: 0.00 Month: 128.00 Year: 2632.08
Skechers GOmeb Razor Lifetime Miles: 825.67
Skechers GOrun 5 Lifetime Miles: 774.34
Saucony Guide 10 Lifetime Miles: 320.91
ASICS GEL-Contend 4 Lifetime Miles: 32.69
Total Distance
264.43
Skechers GOmeb Razor Miles: 71.99Skechers GOrun 5 Miles: 71.75Saucony Guide 10 Miles: 45.00
Total Distance
5.22

Early in. 5.22 in 41:31. Picked up the pace towards the end towards a moderate effort. Felt really good. Taking Thursday and Friday off this week and travelling through several rural parts of Utah to visit family!

Skechers GOmeb Razor Miles: 5.22
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8.81

Morning run in Provo. Not rural, but it was a good halfway point and a chance to catch up with good friends. Did a lot of hills. Rock Canyon trailhead and Y trailhead included in those hill climbs. Also ran past the new engineering building at BYU. A much needed addition for the growing body of engineering students there. (8.81 in 1:20:08)

Skechers GOrun 5 Miles: 8.81
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13.70

Morning run in Wales, Utah. Really nice run in Sanpete valley (12.1 in 1:38:46). The Manti temple sticks out noticeably even over 10 miles away and not even at night. Also went hiking with Cheyenne and Ellie in Maple Canyon. Hiked to Lookout Arch. Ellie is not used to hiking and was pouty. We'll have to take her more often, as this was a pretty easy trip (1.6 miles).

Skechers GOrun 5 Miles: 13.70
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10.43

Morning run in Joseph, Utah. Went through Sevier. Followed the paved path into the canyon somewhat, following Sevier River. If I had gone a little further, I would've arrived at Big Rock Candy Mountain. That is an interesting place, with old train cars turned into hotel suites. We may have to try it out someday. (10.43 in 1:24:08)

Skechers GOrun 5 Miles: 10.43
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8.03

Early in at work. Half outside on the 0.4 mile loop. Half on the treadmill. Did 6x30sec strides on the treadmill. (8.03 in 1:03:05)

Skechers GOmeb Razor Miles: 8.03
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5.59

Early in. Strides. (5.59 in 43:21)

Skechers GOmeb Razor Miles: 5.59
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10.04

Early in. 1.5 mile warm up outside and then to the treadmill for a short warm-up and a good workout. (10.04 in 1:12:40) 0.5E+3x1Tw/1minJg+4x3Iw/2minJg+6x200Rw/200Jg+CD

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7.12

Early in. Stopped because there might have been some ankle swelling, but I'm not sure. (7.12 in 57:44)

Skechers GOmeb Razor Miles: 7.12
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10.05

Early in. 6 outside then 4 on treadmill. (10.05 in 1:19:40)

Skechers GOmeb Razor Miles: 10.05
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17.25

Marathon-paced run all along the green belt and around the west side of town early this morning. Started with a 20 minute warmup, then did 14 miles, by feel, at marathon pace. Was very happy to be able to hold an average pace of 7:30/mile with a "reasonable marathon effort". I brought my HR monitor and my HR generally stayed in the low 150s, which is where I want to be. It didn't go over 160 for any single mile, and the highest was 157 on mile 11. The path I ran was by no means flat but it certainly was harder than what STG will be in 8 weeks. Last year I finished STG averaging a 7:20 pace. If this workout wasn't a fluke (I tend to agree with the philosophy that no single good workout is a "fluke"), then I think it is not unrealistic to try and set a PR at this upcoming race. In the last 6 months I didn't have any aspirations like this with all the setbacks I'd been facing. Now I think I may have a decent chance at coming back to my previous best level of fitness. I've learned a lot from my injuries and illnesses, now hopefully I can exercise and eat more correctly to improve for STG! Pretty excited!

17.25 in 2:11:47 (that was 14 marathon miles in 1:45:07 averaging 7:30.5 per mile)

Saucony Guide 10 Miles: 17.25
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Total Distance
5.10

Early in. Strides on the treadmill. (5.1 in 39:25)

Skechers GOmeb Razor Miles: 5.10
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5.62

Early in. Very relaxed run on the loop. (5.62 in 45:14)

Skechers GOmeb Razor Miles: 5.62
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6.08

Warm-up on the road, then small workout on the treadmill. 2x2T with 2 minute recovery. Last 0.2 miles at the very end were a kick. T = 8.9 mph, kick = 10mph. (6.08 in 43:01)

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10.22

Easy early run on the greenbelt. My dad and grandmother are visiting for my daughter's dance recital, so today is going to be a fun day! (10.22 in 1:24:14)

Skechers GOrun 5 Miles: 10.22
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10.31

Early pre-road trip run. Some good strides at the end. (10.31 in 1:24:00)

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12.65

Downhill training for STG. Ran from our Airbnb in Cottonwood Heights up into Big Cottonwood Canyon. Kept a pretty controlled pace going up and tried to open up on the way down. No joint discomforts, and I think this would've been the run for them to rear their ugly heads again. Turned around near the Lake Blanche trailhead. Estimated 1400' elevation gain (and then loss). (12.65 in 1:47:22)

Saucony Guide 10 Miles: 12.65
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7.40

Early in. Easy one hour run outside. (7.4 in 1:00:02)

Skechers GOmeb Razor Miles: 7.40
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9.71

Early in. 1 mile warm up outside, then to the treadmill. Another half mile of warm up. Then three sets of 2 miles at threshold pace with quarter mile recoveries in between. First set at 8.8 mph, then 8.9 mph, then 9mph. Last 0.2 miles of the last set were at 10mph. Good cooldown, followed by a little strength training and stretching. Really satisfying workout. Coming back just in time for STG. (9.71 in 1:09:21)

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8.85

Early in. First 2 outside, then inside to get away from the smoke. (8.85 in 1:09:39)

Skechers GOmeb Razor Miles: 8.85
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9.01

Early in. Half outside and then half on the treadmill as foot traffic picked up. Finished with 6 strides. Pace went up more than expected throughout the run outside and on the treadmill with no perceived increase in effort. Feeling good. (9.01 in 1:09:14)

Skechers GOmeb Razor Miles: 9.01
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Total Distance
15.10

2 mile warm-up. 2x2 miles at threshold pace with 2 minute recoveries. Immediately went into 8x200 meters with 200 meter recoveries. Immediately went into 4x1 mile at threshold pace with 1 minute recoveries. I tried Maurten for the first time. It really is a nice product, but also pretty pricey. I highly recommend it if you are having trouble finding a suitable race fuel. This workout had me completely beat at the end. 2 mile cool down. (15.1 in 1:49:28)

Saucony Guide 10 Miles: 15.10
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8.71

Unhappy stomach. Felt tired still from yesterday so I just went at a relaxed pace without looking at my watch. The mile splits were in the normal range, so I figured it was okay. Stomach has been unhappy the rest of the day though... (8.71 in 1:12:04)

Skechers GOrun 5 Miles: 8.71
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8.75

In town this week. Felt good enough to get on the treadmill and do an easy run with strides. My stomach was a wild roller coaster ride through part of Saturday and all of Sunday. Finally feeling like that's over. Hoping for a normal day! (8.75 in 1:07:04)

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10.40

Early easy treadmill (10.4 in 1:20:27)

Skechers GOrun 5 Miles: 10.40
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Total Distance
12.70

treadmill. Slow buildup to marathon pace. (12.7 in 1:36:34)

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9.48

Early run on the green belt. (9.48 in 1:17:59)

Skechers GOrun 5 Miles: 9.48
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Total Distance
18.10

Easy-paced long run this morning. Felt kinda tired, but I have been putting in good days all week and I opted to not carry fuel. This has been a mileage-focused week, taking advantage of the extra time I have in the mornings since work is in-town.(18.1 in 2:27:27)

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Total Distance
264.43
Skechers GOmeb Razor Miles: 71.99Skechers GOrun 5 Miles: 71.75Saucony Guide 10 Miles: 45.00
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