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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
50.00
Saucony Guide 10 Miles: 9.00Skechers GOrun 5 Miles: 8.50
Total Distance
6.40

6.4 with strides (6.4 in 49:19)

Really tired this afternoon. Need to sleep more...

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Total Distance
10.20

3x5minutes threshold pace. Was going to do 6 but started coughing again... ended with 2 miles at M pace instead. Not feeling bad, but my fitness is definitely lower since getting that flu... (6.9 in 49:51)

Easy 3.3 in 25:49 before dinner. Water heater is leaking!

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Total Distance
4.00

Skipped my run at work to attend a guest lecture from a professor on sleep deprivation, something I need to resolve...

Treadmill at home in a new pair of race shoes: Saucony Guide 10 (4 in 31:13)

Saucony Guide 10 Miles: 4.00
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Total Distance
9.60

Easy at lunch time (6.3 in 49:51)

Easy before dinner (3.3 in 26:15)

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Total Distance
11.30

6.3 easy in the early morning at work. (6.3 in 49:30)

5 easy before dinner in the new shoes (5 in 39:38)

Saucony Guide 10 Miles: 5.00
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Total Distance
8.50

Today was supposed to be a 2.5 hour run, and was going to be progress back towards my marathon that was going to be in 4 weeks. It ended a little over an hour through, with repeated stomach aches, bathroom breaks, and then the white flag. (8.5 in 66:24)

I went online and switched from the full marathon (SLC) to the half marathon. I'm not sure whether I'll do another spring marathon. I doubt it, as I don't want to pay late prices and I think I need a break anyways. I will definitely be signing up for STG when registration opens in less than a week, and I will carefully be training for that. This training cycle had a lot of setbacks, but I also had many consecutive training cycles prior to this one with almost no issues, so I can only be grateful. Officially switching to the half marathon was relieving for me, as I can now calm down and stop worrying about a goal race. This half will be competitive, but also FOR FUN. I will be doing it alongside family and multiple friends, and it will mark the beginning of a week of vacation. 

Skechers GOrun 5 Miles: 8.50
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Total Distance
50.00
Saucony Guide 10 Miles: 9.00Skechers GOrun 5 Miles: 8.50
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