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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: 36.40
Asics Speedstar Lifetime Miles: 2020.05
Asics Gel Ohana Racer Lifetime Miles: 2332.20
Adidas Adizero Lifetime Miles: 1375.45
Barefoot Lifetime Miles: 183.10
Nike Free 5.0 Lifetime Miles: 2221.85
Saucony Kinvara Lifetime Miles: 795.92
Puma Faas 200 Lifetime Miles: 373.50
Puma Faas 250 Lifetime Miles: 466.10
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
19.000.000.000.0019.00
Nike Free 5.0 Miles: 6.00Asics Gel Ohana Racer Miles: 4.00Asics Speedstar Miles: 8.00
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
0.000.000.000.000.00

I woke up this morning feeling like I had been hit by a truck.  Super sore.  The good thing is that the soreness feels like it won't last for too long, unlike after past marathons where I felt like I had been hit by a truck.

 I am actually encouraged by how I feel.  I feel like I will be able to get back to normal training sooner rather than later.  The Lord always has his ways of teaching me, and this marathon may be one of those times just as the last one in November was.

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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
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Still fairly sore, but not too bad.  I didn't do a formal run because I think that it is good to take an extra day off after a marathon, but I did run to one of my classes, and I ran from my lab to my car at the end of the day.  I will call it 1 mile of running.  I didn't feel too bad.  My quads were tight, but did not really hurt, so that was a positive.

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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
6.000.000.000.006.00

I ran most of the way home from school before meeting Kimia at the library.  6 miles total.  I didn't feel too bad, but once I started running I felt more soreness than I thought I would.  6 miles may have been a little too much, so I will probably run less tomorrow.

Nike Free 5.0 Miles: 6.00
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
4.000.000.000.004.00

4 miles this morning in just over 29 minutes.  My quads felt sore yesterday, and my hamstrings felt sore today, however overall I felt much better today than yesterday.  The soreness I felt today seemed to relax away for the most part by the time I had been running about a mile and I felt pretty good over the last 3 miles.

Asics Gel Ohana Racer Miles: 4.00
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
8.000.000.000.008.00

I ran most of the way home from school today before meeting Kimia on her way to the park with Anita.  I ended up walking with them for a while, but no extra running.  I will call it 8 miles for the run which I finished in 56:xx (I was running a little quicker than normal).  My legs don't really feel sore (just a little soreness in the quads when I squat) but they still feel somewhat dead.  I can run quick, but I just don't feel like I have that spring in my legs that I normally have.  I guess that is what happens after you run a marathon.

Asics Speedstar Miles: 8.00
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I woke up yesterday morning feeling fried.  I realized that in my excitement to get back into training mode again I was coming back too fast after just having run a marathon last Saturday.  Even though I was not really sore it was more than my body could handle.  So, I didn't run yesterday, and today I went hiking with Kimia instead of running (probably hiked about 3 miles at about 8000 ft altitude up on Mt. Charleston).

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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
19.000.000.000.0019.00
Nike Free 5.0 Miles: 6.00Asics Gel Ohana Racer Miles: 4.00Asics Speedstar Miles: 8.00
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