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October 21, 2018

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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: 6.69 Year: 12.46
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: 795.92
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
0.000.000.000.000.00

Today's run:  45 minutes with the running stroller.  Not sure how far I ran, but probably 6+ miles.

Over the past week and a half I have run between 43-45 minutes most days, except this past Tuesday when I only ran 20 minutes because I was feeling a little under the weather. 

I ran 43 minutes every day last week after I posted last.  I skipped my planned speedwork on Thursday because I was still a little sore from Tuesday's workout.  I ran a tempo run in Park City last Saturday, running from the Canyon's resort towards the center of town and turning around at 21:30.  It was at this point that I started the tempo run, finishing the tempo when I arrived back at the resort at 40:15, before running easy for a few minutes until I hit 43 minutes.  I was pretty happy with the workout as I felt strong even when running up some steep hills at the end.

This week I ran 45 minutes on Monday, but I felt pretty rotten during the second half of the run and during the rest of the day thereafter.  So, on Tuesday I only ran 20 minutes to let myself recover.  On Wednesday I started my run with the plan to turn around early if my legs still felt weak, but my legs felt snappy so I ran the full 45 minutes.  I ran the full time for the rest of the week thereafter, and while I felt a little off for a good portion of the week, my legs tended to feel good while running.

During today's run there was a fair amount of wind which made running with the stroller difficult, while the hills were pretty tough for me to run up as well.  Despite this I still made it through the run at a decent overall pace as I ran the same route I ran on Monday morning and actually finished a little faster despite the stroller (but I didn't feel sick today, so maybe that helped more than the stroller hurt?).

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