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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
305.60
Skechers GOmeb Razor Miles: 37.99Skechers GOrun 5 Miles: 102.52
Total Distance
7.53

5 easy on the treadmill at lunch time with 6x20 sec strides w 60sec rests. I think I may be catching something...

2.53 easy on the treadmill again just before dinner. Trying to let whatever I caught pass on. Although I'm not feeling too bad actually!

Skechers GOmeb Razor Miles: 2.53
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Total Distance
6.30

6.3 in 49:51 at lunch time.

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18.40

12.4: Treadmill miles in the early morn. Watched the first two episodes of a documentary called The History of the Popes. Pretty interesting as well as free if you have Amazon Prime.

6: Treadmill at lunch time. One more episode. 3 more to go.

Skechers GOmeb Razor Miles: 6.00
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12.40

12.4 easy on the treadmill like yestermorning. I am enjoying the free documentaries on Amazon prime. If this winter is anything like last year, then I will be watching quite a few of them. A really interesting one showed up, about a child with autism who loves and uses Disney to express himself. Sounds exactly like my younger brother, and I am looking forward to seeing it.

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Total Distance
10.52

5.36 easy miles outside. Felt kind of unwell in the morning, then slowly got better. Decided to chance a lunch run, and it actually was quite nice. Have been feeling better for the rest of the day.

5.16 easy miles before dinner. We made sweet potato pizza. The crust is made with sweet potato blended with oats and an egg. Mashed black beans, pizza blend cheese, green bell peppers, onion, canned corn, spaghetti sauce, and barbecue sauce as toppings. Then had a fun FHE. It's been a good day!

Skechers GOmeb Razor Miles: 5.16
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Total Distance
11.14

6.14 easy with some pickups. Was debating whether or not I needed gloves. I should've brought gloves...brr.

5 miles including 3 separated miles at 7:30/mi, speeding up in the second half of the last one. Will be sore tomorrow.

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11.30

6.3 in 49:35. Mostly easy with about 10 strides, widely spaced in the second half of the run.

5 easy in the evening. Watched the first half of a documentary called "Chicken People". It documents the lives of several people who are engrossed in the hobby of chicken breeding for competition. Some had touching stories. Others were very very strange people. 

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11.15

Due to unresolved soreness/fatigue over several days, I was weighing the decision to run at all today. I decided to try running at an easier pace than usual. My lunch run was 100% aerobic and felt very good. It really calmed my quads down and I felt very upbeat the rest of the day (6.15 miles).

Since I felt good, I did an evening run on the treadmill and finished the documentary called Chicken People (so interesting and weird). In the last of five miles, I slowly clicked up the speed to marathon pace and held it for about 3 minutes, then slowly descended to a stop (5 miles).

It really felt like I gave my body exactly what it needed today.

Skechers GOmeb Razor Miles: 5.00
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Total Distance
11.20

6.2 at 100% aerobic except for a 3 pickups towards the end. (6.2 miles)

5 miles outside today. Hooray for coming home early on Fridays!

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Total Distance
15.40

Treadmill run today. Started out at an easy pace, then slowly built up to marathon pace around mile 8-9, then slowly worked down to easy again.

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Total Distance
7.18

Longer lunch run. Three sets of 2x200,1x400. Felt really good, even though I noticed I was slowing down gradually. Didn't slow down enough to think it was time to stop. It was a short workout anyway.

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Total Distance
10.30

6.3 at lunch.

4 just before dinner.

Skechers GOmeb Razor Miles: 4.00
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8.01

Nice focused aerobic run today. Really calm and concentrated on my posture while running. Head up, chest slightly forward. I really noticed the difference as a faster pace at the same perceived effort. I also did ten 30-ish second strides, that also felt much better than usual. I think I have a lot of little improvements I can make, based off my experience today.

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Total Distance
11.00

Easy, slowly increasing pace as felt comfortable. (6.4 miles) Lunch time.

4.6 easy before dinner

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11.10

Easy running for 90 minutes early in the morning before today's road trip!

Skechers GOmeb Razor Miles: 11.10
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16.00

30 minutes into our trip, I realized I forgot to pack any running shoes. Once we got to Cottonwood Heights, I went to Sierra Trading Post and got a $40 pair of Skechers. Of all the pairs of shoes I've owned, this was definitely the best FIRST run in a pair. If the rest of the week is this nice I will probably go and buy several more pairs of this shoe.

After a 3 mile warm up run, I felt good enough to do a lactate threshold (6:40/mile) workout. 5 minutes, ymin, and 7 min with 1 minute recoveries. 30 minutes easy. 5 min, 6 min, 7 min, 6 min, and 5 min with 1 minute recoveries. Finished with a 1 mile cool down.

16 miles in 1:59:38 on the treadmill.

Skechers GOrun 5 Miles: 16.00
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Total Distance
15.40

15.4 miles on a long run this morning. The Cottonwood Heights Recreation Center sure is nice!

Skechers GOrun 5 Miles: 15.40
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Total Distance
13.27

Easy running from La Verkin to Virgin and back. It was really early in the morning, and I didn't realize that the sun wasn't going to go up at all until later. Saw at least 10 shooting stars though! Several strides towards the end.

Skechers GOrun 5 Miles: 13.27
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Total Distance
13.28

Easy miles out past Hurricane. Ran 13.28 in 1:53:22 today and 13.27 in 1:53:20 yesterday. Completely coincidental.

Skechers GOrun 5 Miles: 13.28
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Total Distance
14.21

Mostly easy miles out in Toquerville (sp?). Did mile 13 at moderately hard effort.

Skechers GOrun 5 Miles: 14.21
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Total Distance
14.56

One last run before we leave Southern Utah. Did mile 13 at lactate threshold and then a hard0.1 immediately after that. Has been a wonderful week. Now back up to SLC for a wedding.

Skechers GOrun 5 Miles: 14.56
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Total Distance
15.80

Back on the treadmill in the Cottonwood Heights Recreation Center. 4 mile warm up, then 3x(1 mile T, 2 mile M, 1 mile recovery).

Skechers GOrun 5 Miles: 15.80
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Total Distance
10.50

6.3 easy miles at lunch time on the treadmill. Started very easy, and slowly built up to 7:30/mile pace. 49:38

4.2 miles before dinner in 33:15

Skechers GOmeb Razor Miles: 4.20
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Total Distance
11.30

5x(4minutes VO2max, 3 minutes recovery). Treadmill was really helpful for getting a good workout with this. My mental stamina is lacking more than my physical stamina... 45:30

5 easy miles with some strides. 38:34

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Total Distance
11.43

6.43 out in the cool desert at lunch time.

5 easy on the treadmill. Watched half of a documentary called "Life Off Grid". Such impressive people that are almost or completely independent.

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Total Distance
6.92

6.92 easy with some mild strides. Cub Scouts in the evening.

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Total Distance
305.60
Skechers GOmeb Razor Miles: 37.99Skechers GOrun 5 Miles: 102.52
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