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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)

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 (1:31:49)
  • Pocatello Half (1:32:04)

Short-Term Running Goals:

Focus on improving my marathon:

  • Steady pacing
  • Running under 3:20 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 my lifetime goal for running. I hope I can gain an edge towards it with all the good advice on here. Not sure what I'll do once I get there...just focusing on that for now.

Personal:

Running the 2017 St George Marathon October 7

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: 28.00 Month: 131.37 Year: 2464.43
Skechers GOmeb Razor Lifetime Miles: 39.52
Total Distance
28.00
Skechers GOmeb Razor Miles: 2.75
Total Distance
0.00

Rest day. Did a little too much and now I have some minor inflammation in my right achilles. It happened once before, and I ignored the sensation while running and had a bad limp for a few days and a week with no running. I'm hoping that since I caught it early this time I can get back sooner. I won a free entry into the HOWLoween Half Marathon this Saturday which is at the Great Saltair. Hopefully my tendons are all in order so I can get a free race!

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Total Distance
6.75

4 easy miles at work. Cautiously getting back on my feet after the heel flared up. 
 

2.75 with Ellie before dinner. No noteable sensations in the heel.

Skechers GOmeb Razor Miles: 2.75
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Total Distance
11.32

6.51 easy at work.

4.81 before dinner. Ellie didn't want to come with me today :( so weird.

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Total Distance
5.93

5.93 with strides at lunch time. Getting ready for Saturday's race. This will be my first evening race. I have no idea what to expect from that difference. I guess I'll just try to read what people have suggested.

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Total Distance
4.00

4 easy miles upon waking up (after calling about account fraud!). Not sure if I'll do any other running today. Driving down to Salt Lake City.

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Total Distance
28.00
Skechers GOmeb Razor Miles: 2.75
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