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Location:

Lehi,UT,

Member Since:

Jul 19, 2008

Gender:

Male

Goal Type:

Other

Running Accomplishments:

PRs

2015 St. George Marathon (2:44:11)

2014 Hobble Creek Half (1:17:18)

Short-Term Running Goals:

Goals

  • 5K - 16:59
  • 1/2 Marathon - Sub 1:17:00
  • Marathon - 2:45:00 

Miles:This week: 18.90 Month: 36.80 Year: 1406.45
Pegasus 34 White Lifetime Miles: 824.60
Kinvara 8 (blue/orange) Lifetime Miles: 416.15
Pegasus 34 Blue/gray Lifetime Miles: 597.76
Lunaracer 4 Lifetime Miles: 171.35
Hoka Clifton 1 Lifetime Miles: 575.85
Brooks Levitate Lifetime Miles: 266.00
Hoka Clifton 4 Lifetime Miles: 102.10
Pegasus Turbo 2 (green) Lifetime Miles: 10.50
Total Distance
185.27
Total Distance
10.25

10.25 miles in 1:18:30  About 7:41 minute/mile pace

Great run this morning.  After about 6 miles my legs were feeling tired, but I stopped and walked a bit and then got going again and felt fine.  Just ran from my house out toward the Jordan River Parkway Trail and then turned around and came back.   

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Total Distance
4.00

4.0 miles in 30:25.

I think I will back things off considerably the rest of this week.  Will probably just do 3 miles on Wednesday and Thursday.

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Total Distance
3.10

3.10 in 22:55

 

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Total Distance
3.11

3.11 miles in 23:11.

I probably won't run tomorrow.  This Saturday is the Mid-Mountain marathon up in Park City.  Last year I finished in 4:35.  Mark (my brother) and I ran it together.  He was not doing good throughout most of it (dehydrated, altitude issues, etc).  All things considered, I felt really good.  I'll be running by myself this year.  This is by far the hardest race I've ever done.  It's all on a trail, and I mean lots of rocks and stuff like that.  I was constantly tripping last year over rocks, tree stubbs, etc.  There is lots of climbing, with some downhill as well. 

The goal for this year is 4 hours.  This should be very attainable for me, and if I'm feeling good I will push it more.  I beleive the winner last year finished in around 3:20 or so.  I will really try and focus on the last 6 miles, which is where I usually have my problems.  I am really going to try and battle through it.  It's really a big mental stumbling block for me more than anything.  This is also by far the prettiest race I've ever done.  There are some views throughout the race that are absolutely incredible.

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Race: Mid Mountain Marathon (26.2 Miles) 03:48:00, Place overall: 21, Place in age division: 5
Total Distance
26.20

Great race. This race has a totally different feel to it than any other race I've done. It just seems to be more laid back and it really is all about finishing. Was a little worried about the weather being too cold, but it turned out to be perfect.

Finished in 3:48:00. The goal was 4:00. Finished last year in 4:35:00.

It amazes me to think that I did this race about 4 minutes faster than this year's Ogden marathon, and only 12 minutes slower than Desnews Marathon. This race seems to be a lot more difficult than those other two.

I wanted to be at the front of the pack at the beginning. This is because once we get on the trail it becomes very difficult to pass people. So, if you get behind somebody that is quite slow then, it makes things a bit difficult. I hit the 10 mile mark at about 1:25:00. The first 5-6 miles were pretty rough. You climb significantly on this part and the minute I started going up any hill my legs immediately felt it.

Hit mile 15 at about 2:08. Was doing pretty good up to this point. A good portion of these miles were downhill and flat.

Miles 15-20 are probably the toughest miles I've ever encountered in a race. Lots of climbing and my legs felt like jello. I knew once I made it to about mile 20 I had a steep drop pretty much to the end. There was definitely some walking on these miles, but overall I was quite happy with this part of the race.

The last 6 miles felt great. There is a little uphill that slowed me, but I went pretty good at the end.

I have not been this sore after a race for quite some time. The trail running (lots of rocks, tree stumps, etc) really does a number on my body. This was a great run though and I look forward to doing it again next year.

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Total Distance
0.00

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Total Distance
0.00

Lifted weights for 20 minutes and then rode the elliptical for 15 minutes.  Still pretty sore from the marathon.

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Total Distance
0.00

Still sore from the marathon and am being a little careful.  Plan on running about 4-5 miles tomorrow morning.

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Total Distance
6.39

6.39 miles in 49:43

Good run until about the 4.5 mile mark, and then I think I could feel last week's marathon taking its toll.  But I'm glad I got out and got going again.  It was actually pretty warm this morning.

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Total Distance
5.10

5.10 miles.  I think I accidentally hit the stop button on the garmin after about 2 miles and I didn't realize it until about the halfway point.  So, I am a little unsure of the time.

Tried to do some intervals with this run to try and get used to running fast again.

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Total Distance
0.00

I took the chance to sleep in today.  School and work have been hectic and it seems to all catch up to me by the end of the week.  I will try and go for a long run tomorrow though (16 maybe).

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Total Distance
16.08

16.08 miles in 2:01:58   7:35/minute pace

My goal was to try and run 16 miles in 2:00.  I was starting at the Will’s Pit stop parking area at the base of the Provo Canyon and running up 8 miles and back down 8 miles.  I was feeling great up through about 10 miles, and then my stomach started feeling bad and then my legs started hurting.  I’m just blaming all my leg soreness on the fact that I don’t think I’m fully recovered from the marathon last week.  Nonetheless, I pushed through and ended up finishing strong, which is something else I’m trying to work on.  I had to stop and walk a few time coming back down the canyon, otherwise I think I could have made my 2:00 mark.  Great run though and lots of runners on the trail who looked like they were all getting ready for St. George.

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Total Distance
8.14

8.14 in 1:02:36

Did not feel that great when I started, but I just plugged along and ended up keeping a pretty descent pace.  I went a little further than normal and I think I might try and put in more miles than normal this week just because.

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Total Distance
7.13

7.13 in 54:30

I had planned to try and go 8 miles, but I was tired and decided to cut it short.  I was still pretty happy with the run though.

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Total Distance
5.25

5.25 in 40:31

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Total Distance
7.30

7.30 in 56:44

I'm trying to not pay too much attention to the pace my Garmin shows while running.  Just trying to let my body go the pace that it wants.  Felt pretty good this morning.

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Total Distance
5.06

5.06 in 38:40

Pretty good running week for me this week. I plan on finishing with a 16-17 miler tomorrow in Provo Canyon. Got my miles up a bit this week, and may try to get them a little higher next week.

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Total Distance
16.08

16.08 in 2:04:33

Great run today up Provo Canyon.  I set expectations pretty low for this run since I got to bed way late and woke up way early.  I was surprised at how warm it was.  Kind of took things easy until the halfway point, and then I tried to push it a bit coming down out of the canyon. 

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Total Distance
11.25

11.25 in 1:29:37

I have the day off or work, so I decided to try and get some extra miles in on my run this morning.  This is the first time since I started running in the mornings out here in Lehi that the wind has been blowing.  It was blowing hard from north to south.  It definitely slowed me down, but overall I felt really good and was able to get into a pretty descent rythem.  Had only planned on doing 10, but just kept going.  Great start to the week.

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Total Distance
5.11

5.11 in 37:53

Cold morning.  I found myself going quite a bit faster than I have recently been going, but I felt pretty good.

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Total Distance
6.50

6.50 in 53:17

Tried to take things easy this morning because my legs and body have been pretty sore since my run yesterday morning.  I'm sure the soreness is because I went a bit further on Monday morning and then pushed my pace yesterday morning.  Still pretty cold this morning.

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Total Distance
5.23

5.23 in 38:53

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Total Distance
5.16

5.16

Not sure how long this took me because the Garmin malfunctioned due to user error.  Very tired and a bit sore, but got through it.  I always feel better after though.  I will try and do 16-17 tomorrow morning up Provo Canyon.

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Total Distance
18.52

18.52 in 2:24:48

Decided to a bit further today.  Started at the base of the canyon and ran up to Big Springs Park and then back down.  The run went pretty fast.  Took it pretty easy going up and then picked things up coming down.  Felt pretty good overall and this is probably the most miles I've run in a week in quite some time.  Wish I was running the SGM next week, especially after reading the discussion forum.  I would love to try and stick with the 3:00 group of people.  Oh well. 

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Total Distance
5.19

5.19 in 38:27

I think I will run about this same distance every day this week, and then I will try and do a really long run this Saturday.  Today's run was good.  About 7:28 pace overall and I had one mile split that was about 6:41.

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Total Distance
5.12

5.12 in 38:11

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Total Distance
185.27
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