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Location:

Ames,IA,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
41.001.000.000.0042.00
Baretrek Miles: 7.00Puma Faas 250 Miles: 7.00Saucony Kinvara Miles: 7.00Asics Gel Ohana Racer Miles: 7.00Nike Free 5.0 Miles: 7.00Hoka Conquest Miles: 7.00
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
6.001.000.000.007.00

Total time of 49:16 for approximately 7 miles.

I ran mostly the same route that I ran on Saturday, except during a portion of the run near the halfway mark where I turned right instead of left to run up a moderately steep uphill grade instead of running on a mild downhill grade.  I noted that without really trying to run more quickly than I ran on Saturday, I was running a fair amount faster.  This made me curious, as I felt like I had to work harder than I anticipated during my fast mile on Saturday, so I decided to run the same mile fast again.

My little experiment was interesting, as according to my watch I ended up running this mile about 17 seconds faster than I did on Saturday (6:02 vs. 6:19, with approximately 50 ft elevation gain, plus the suspicion that this is actually longer than a mile), however I feel like I was breathing much easier throughout, and I definitely felt fresher at the end.  Unfortunately I can't really come to any conclusions about things, as neither effort was maximal, the HR monitor on my watch is garbage so I can't say for certain that my HR was lower, while today I also knew what to expect and I was watching my watch more closely than I was on Saturday to make sure that there were no lapses in concentration.  Oh well, at least I felt good running today, as I haven't been able to say that regularly lately.

Baretrek Miles: 7.00
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
7.000.000.000.007.00

Total time of 53:20 for approximately 7 miles.

Easy run.  I felt better and ran a little quicker than I thought I would.  I felt run down and tired all day today despite getting plenty of sleep the last few nights.  Normally when I feel this way my runs tend to really drag on, and I struggle to even run faster than 8:00 pace.  Today however, that was not the case, and I was running 7:30 pace for a good portion of my run without feeling run down and tired.

Puma Faas 250 Miles: 7.00
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
7.000.000.000.007.00

Total time of 54:00 for approximately 7 miles.

Easy run this morning.  I saw a lot more people out exercising than I normally do.

Saucony Kinvara Miles: 7.00
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
7.000.000.000.007.00

Total time of approximately 53:30 for 7ish miles.

Easy run out and back.  Nothing special happened.

Asics Gel Ohana Racer Miles: 7.00
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
7.000.000.000.007.00

Total time of 54:34 for approximately 7 miles.

I was expecting to feel pretty tired while running today, so I purposefully kept the run slow, but after about 4 miles I realized that I had started speeding up without trying to, so I decided to not worry about how fast I was going, and just run.

Nike Free 5.0 Miles: 7.00
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
7.000.000.000.007.00

Total time of 54:35 for approximately 7 miles.

Somehow I ran within 1 second of my time for the run yesterday.  I started out a little faster today, but slowed down a couple miles into the run as I started running uphill into a headwind before getting a nice downhill tailwind after turning around.  I considered running a mile tempo on the way home, but I was disuaded by a need to void, which tends to be exacerbated by running fast, so I ran more slowly and was able to make it home to use the toilet.

Hoka Conquest Miles: 7.00
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
41.001.000.000.0042.00
Baretrek Miles: 7.00Puma Faas 250 Miles: 7.00Saucony Kinvara Miles: 7.00Asics Gel Ohana Racer Miles: 7.00Nike Free 5.0 Miles: 7.00Hoka Conquest Miles: 7.00
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