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Location:

Idaho Falls,ID,United States

Member Since:

Oct 15, 2016

Gender:

Male

Goal Type:

Boston Qualifier

Running Accomplishments:

My Race History...
Salt Lake City Marathon 2014 (4:24:34)
Provo Haunted Half 2014 (1:40:31)
Rex Lee 10k Run (43:06)
Salt Lake City Marathon 2015 (3:41:55)
Utah Valley Half Marathon 2015 (1:34:30.1)
Huntsville Marathon 2015 (4:19:25)
Provo Haunted Half 2015 (1:39:16.5)
"I Ran Marathons" 10k 2015 (44:14)
Ogden Half Marathon 2016 (1:39:47)
Grand Teton Half Marathon 2016 (1:46:36)
St George Marathon 2016 (3:37:44)
Inaugural Everglades Half Marathon 2016 (1:36:28)
Canyonlands Half Marathon 2017 (1:33:22)
Salt Lake City Marathon 2017 (3:28:49)

Short-Term Running Goals:

Focus on improving my marathon:

  • Steady pacing
  • Getting below a 7:50 pace 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 a personal dream. I hope I can gain an edge towards it with all the good advice on here.

Personal:

2017 Race Schedule:
Salt Lake City Marathon April 22,
Bryce Canyon Half July 8,
Idaho Falls MAD Half July 29,
St George Marathon October 7

Happily married with a giggly one year-old. Half-Colombian engineer working as a contractor for the Navy. I didn't pick up running seriously 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, but the weekends are where I try to make ground. 

Miles:This week: 32.24 Month: 155.35 Year: 1890.11
Total Distance
66.15
Total Distance
11.03

6.03 easy miles out in the desert. It was pretty warm, but not bad for a light jog.


5 easy miles on the treadmill to try and avoid the sun. Still plenty hot inside.

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Total Distance
11.05

6.05 easy miles with six 20 second strides a minute apart.


 

5 stroller miles after work. The heat really put me out. I definitely should've stopped and walked home...

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Total Distance
11.03

6.03 miles - easy in the desert. Picked up to marathon effort for a mile towards the end and finished the last 0.4ish easy again.


 

5 easy miles. My wife used the treadmill ythe other day and had the incline at 4%. It took me several miles to figure out why I felt so slow...funny!

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Total Distance
6.04

6 miles at lunch time - LT workout: 2.5 miles w/ 3minute rest, 1.5 miles w/ 2 minute rest, 5 minutes

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Total Distance
10.00

6.35 easy miles at lunch time


3.65 easy miles pushing Ellie in the stroller before dinner. I wanted to make it a little shorter than usual to make sure I could be fully recovered. I also wanted to make it a nice round 10 miles for the day, for no logical reason whatsoever. 

Also, totally crashed with the stroller today on a lifted sidewalk square. Normally I lift up the front wheels slightly to get over it. I set them down right in front of the lip and FLIP! My heart stopped for a second as I saw the stroller upside down, but when I turned it over, Ellie only seemed slightly surprised. Not even a scratch, but I think that's enough motivation for me to get a real jogging stroller.

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Total Distance
17.00

1 mile warm up, then 15 miles at goal marathon pace, then 1 mile cool down. I was shooting to hold a 7:40 pace and got an average pace of 7:38. Some variance from mile to mile with elevation change and wind direction, but overall the effort was pretty consistent. Feeling really good for Bryce Canyon Half in 2 weeks!

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Total Distance
66.15
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