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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
241.01
Skechers GOmeb Razor Miles: 19.47Saucony Guide 10 Miles: 42.59Skechers GOrun 5 Miles: 23.85ASICS GEL-Contend 4 Miles: 17.16
Total Distance
3.97

Early in. Easy with a fast finish (3.97 in 30:00). Strength training before and after.

Skechers GOmeb Razor Miles: 3.97
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Total Distance
15.00

Was going to try a half marathon at goal marathon pace this morning. Changed it to an 8 mile marathon pace when that didn't work out. I think it would've worked on a better day. Less than ideal nutrition and rest the day before. (15 in 1:46:28)

Saucony Guide 10 Miles: 15.00
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Total Distance
16.00

Treadmill/babysitting run. (16 in 2:00:05)

Skechers GOrun 5 Miles: 16.00
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Total Distance
7.68

Felt very sluggish this morning, and my HR was way higher than expected. Definitely not in ship shape today... (7.68 in 1:00:00)
 

Skechers GOmeb Razor Miles: 7.68
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Total Distance
5.08

Temple this morning, then lunch time run outside at work. I forgot to switch my watch to outdoor running, so the distance may be off, but based off prior experience, I'd say it's only ±0.1 miles (5.08 in 41:33). Feeling a lot more energetic today than yesterday.

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7.82

Early in. Easy treadmill (7.82 in 1:00:00) My skechers GoMebs are too worn out now. Whatever outer layer they had on the soles is gone, and the next layer gets noticeably wiped off each time I run. Time to retire them.

Skechers GOmeb Razor Miles: 7.82
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Total Distance
8.85

Early in.  Treadmill workout. Tried to do a marathon pace workout, following the HR. Kept it as close to 160 as possible without going over for the first 40 minutes, then let it slowly climb and went by feel. Did the last 2 minutes at a strong pace (8.85 in 1:00:00)

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7.85

Early in. Easy on the treadmill with an ambitious speedup at the end. Wore my other pairs of skechers this morning and the same thing happened (see yesterday's post). I think the treadmill here at work is partially to blame, but skechers are also pretty cheap. Oh well, they've both made more than their money's worth for me. I paid $40 for each of them. Now to find some new shoes. (7.85 in 1:00:00) Did some strength training this morning as well.

Skechers GOrun 5 Miles: 7.85
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Total Distance
16.40

Early in. Long run on the treadmill. (16.4 in 2:02:09)

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Total Distance
3.85

Short run with incline, about 300' total. Early in. Treadmill. (3.85 in 30:00) Had to bring some shoes out of retirement until new ones come in the mail.

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7.87

At home on the treadmill, started running before 4am. On the last episode of Chuck. Went to the temple. Made banana waffles for the first time, and the family really enjoyed it. Life is great! (7.87 in 1:00:00). Also, I'm on the last episode of Chuck.
 

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Total Distance
3.97

Early in. Treadmill for a half hour with some pretty decent speed at the end. (3.97 in 30:00)

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3.87

Early in. Some incline on the treadmill. (3.87 in 30:00)

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Total Distance
15.20

Home today. Treadmill workout. One mile warmup, then a half marathon, keeping the heart rate at 159-160bpm. Kept it pretty accurate the whole time. Started at 9 mph, then got down to 8.8mph by mile 5 and stayed there the rest of the run. Picked up the pace to 8.9 mph for mile 13 and 9 mph for the last 0.1. 1 mile cooldown. In total, the half marathon took 1:29:04, so I think I've more successfully proven to myself that a sub-3 marathon in Ogden in May is feasible! I was also able to do it without added nutrition during the run.

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Total Distance
12.72

Treadmill. Easy run. Legs a little heavy from yesterday. (12.72 in 1:36:29)

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7.81

Early in. Treadmill. Feeling sluggish. (7.81 in 1:00:00)

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5.26

Outside lunch run. First run in my new shoes. First pair of ASICS. They seem fine so far. A little bulkier than I am used to. (5.26 in 42:59)

ASICS GEL-Contend 4 Miles: 5.26
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Total Distance
8.03

Early in treadmill run. A few 400meter repetitions. Then some 30 second strides during the last 10 minutes. (8.03 in 1:00:00)

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15.00

Easy Thanksgiving run, watching Gotham. (15 in 1:56:21)

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17.00

Another easy long run. Working off the Thanksgiving feast! (17 in 2:11:51)

Saucony Guide 10 Miles: 17.00
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Total Distance
16.29

Treadmill. Enjoying the 4-day weekend (16.29 in 2:06:30)

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Total Distance
3.86

Legs a little uncomfortable this morning. Pretty relaxed run though. (3.86 in 30:00)

ASICS GEL-Contend 4 Miles: 3.86
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Total Distance
4.08

Easy run with strides. Early in. Treadmill. (4.08 in 30:00)

ASICS GEL-Contend 4 Miles: 4.08
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Total Distance
13.00

Early long run at home on the treadmill. (13 in 1:39:21)

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Total Distance
3.96

Early in. Easy with some strides on the treadmill (3.96 in 30:00)

ASICS GEL-Contend 4 Miles: 3.96
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Total Distance
10.59

Home today. 2 mile warm up. 3x1mile at lactate threshold (9mph) with 1 minute rests. 4x3 minutes at VO2max (9.5-9.8mph) with 2 minute rests. 6x200 meters anaerobic with 200 meter rests. Mile-ish cooldown. Feeling better now than when I started the workout, so that's good I think! (10.59 in 1:15:30)

Saucony Guide 10 Miles: 10.59
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Total Distance
241.01
Skechers GOmeb Razor Miles: 19.47Saucony Guide 10 Miles: 42.59Skechers GOrun 5 Miles: 23.85ASICS GEL-Contend 4 Miles: 17.16
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