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September 2014

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Location:

Alpine,UT,USA

Member Since:

Jan 01, 2008

Gender:

Male

Goal Type:

Olympic Trials Qualifier

Running Accomplishments:

3K: 8:58 Pocatello, ID 2003 (indoors at Idaho State)

5K: 14:55 Salt Lake City, UT 2010 (Law Day 5k)

10K: 29:33 Salt Lake City, UT 2010 (Des News 10k)

1/2 marathon: 1:06:59 Provo, UT 2010 (Utah Valley Half)

marathon: 2:21:59 St. George, UT 2009 (St. George Marathon)

Short-Term Running Goals:

To get running higher mileage more consistently without getting injured

Sub 2:19:00 marathon

Personal:

I used to run competitively, and maybe I will do so again someday.  Right now I am primarily running to try and get in better shape, and to maintain both physical and emotional health, but also for the simple joy that comes when I run.

I am also the proud daddy of five little ones.  I love the opportunity that I have to be a daddy, and my challenge is to balance my family responsibilities with work and running.

Miles:This week: 0.00 Month: 0.00 Year: 0.00
Asics Speedstar Lifetime Miles: 2020.05
Asics Gel Ohana Racer Lifetime Miles: 2318.30
Adidas Adizero Lifetime Miles: 1364.30
Barefoot Lifetime Miles: 183.10
Nike Free 5.0 Lifetime Miles: 2221.85
Saucony Kinvara Lifetime Miles: 790.15
Puma Faas 200 Lifetime Miles: 357.00
Puma Faas 250 Lifetime Miles: 460.60
Altra Adam Lifetime Miles: 1836.85
Baretrek Lifetime Miles: 290.15
Hoka Conquest Lifetime Miles: 41.00
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
5.500.000.000.005.50
Altra Adam Miles: 4.00
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
4.000.000.000.004.00

I have not blogged in a long time.  I haven't run in a while either, although I have run more recently than I have blogged.  I have been biking a lot over the last few months, so I have been active, I just haven't been running much.

I have wanted to start running some again, but unfortunately I got into a bike wreck last Wednesday (the chain slipped while I was riding hard up a hill in an effort to get to class on time and the resultant torque was too much for me to stay upright) and my ribs, right knee, and right arm have been bothering me ever since.

I finally felt well enough to try running today, so I went out for about 30 minutes this morning (I am calling it 4 miles, but I suspect it may have been a little bit less than that).  I felt decent while running, other than the pain from the strained intercostal muscle in my ribs, but unfortunately my knee started to bother me after I finished.  I guess that I must need to give the knee a little more time to heal.

I may try running again in another couple days, but I will limit myself to about 10 minutes or so to make sure that I don't have knee pain after finishing.  Once there is no pain I will try to increase the duration.  I really have missed running over the last while, and in time I hope that I am able to get back to the point that running daily is no longer a hurdle.

Altra Adam Miles: 4.00
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
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I waited over a week before attempting to run again because of how my knee felt after running last Thursday.  My knee hurt until Sunday, and even walking around at the beginning of this week I felt like there was some sort of inherent instability (although I could just be imagining things because I am paranoid, and worried that I messed up my meniscus when it is likely just a bone bruise).  As a result I waited to try to run at all until today.  I ended up only running a little over a mile, running about a half mile at a time (about 4-5 minutes) just to be safe.  I didn't feel any pain after the very short run, which is good, although my knees still feel a little weird at times when I go up stairs or if I lock my knees during walking.

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I have noticed that my knee aches a little bit whenever I go up stairs, so I decided to try and run a little bit again today, and made a point of running uphill to see if my knee would hurt or not.  Within just a few minutes my knee was starting to bother me, so I stopped running.  My knee ended up feeling achy and sore for pretty much the entire rest of the day.

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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
0.500.000.000.000.50

I ran about a half mile today (on relatively flat ground this time) to see if the soreness from yesterday would persist.  Thankfully there was no soreness today.

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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
5.500.000.000.005.50
Altra Adam Miles: 4.00
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