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Provo Halloween Half

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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
240.15
Kinvara Miles: 90.50Black Launch Miles: 103.65#2 Wave Rider 10 Miles: 22.00Wave Rider 12 Miles: 11.00Saucony Triumph 6 Miles: 8.00
Total Distance
5.00

5.0 in 38:23.  7:41 avg pace.  Ran out towards Saratoga and back.  Felt really good today.  Last two miles were 7:20, which is fast for me right now.  Motivation has been low lately.  Wish I were running STG tomorrow. I need to sign up for a race to get me going again.

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13.00

4.0 in 30:29 before going to play basketball at 6:00 am.  Played for 2 hours.  Went to gym and lifted for 35 min and then ran 9.0 on the TM while watching conference.  Basketball kills my body now days and I'm pretty sure that tomorrow and Monday my body will be hashed.  It was fun though.  

Kinvara Miles: 9.00Black Launch Miles: 4.00
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Total Distance
8.00

8.0 in 1:01:32.  7:42 avg pace.  Great run up 300 west and back home.  Good weather and just caught a good groove this morning.  Almost glad that I didn't run STG this year after hearing about the heat.  Sounded brutal.

Black Launch Miles: 8.00
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10.00

7.0 in 54:42.  7:49 avg pace.  Old church route and out towards the freeway a bit and then back. No energy. I was surprised I went as fast as I did.

PM 3.0 on the TM. Not very good miles.

#2 Wave Rider 10 Miles: 7.00Kinvara Miles: 3.00
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Total Distance
7.50

7.50 in 59:35.  7:57 avg pace.  Went up 300 West again, similar to Monday.  It rained pretty much the whole time, but was still pretty nice out.  Legs are not feeling that great.

#2 Wave Rider 10 Miles: 7.50
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10.00

5.0 in 36:43.  7:20 avg pace.  Got to bed late, so I decided I would sleep in and then only run 5 miles at a faster than usual pace.  Went out towards Saratoga and back.  Miles 2-4 were: 7:12, 6:58, 6:50.  I felt pretty good.  Feels good to get out of the slow rut and go a bit faster.

PM 5.0 in 39:32.  7:55 avg pace.  Went from my house out towards Saratoga.  Just nice and easy.  Good, relaxing run.

Wave Rider 12 Miles: 5.00Kinvara Miles: 5.00
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Total Distance
5.00

5.0 in 40 min.  Headed up Center St. for 2.5 and then back.  Hope to get in a longer run tomorrow somewhere around 15.

Black Launch Miles: 5.00
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Total Distance
16.15

16.15 in 2:10:12.  8:04 avg pace.  Went up and down Provo Canyon starting at 6:30.  Ran with Mark the whole way until the last two miles.  Was a little cold.  Legs didn't feel that great for most of the run and I was starving hungary after about 11 miles.  Water fountains were turned off at Nunns and Vivian.  Ran miles 15 and 16 in 6:42 and 6:54.  Overall, a good run. 

Black Launch Miles: 16.15
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10.00

5.0 in 35:38.  7:07 avg pace.  Went up Center St. and then back home.  7:47, 7:13, 7:08, 6:46. 6:40.

PM 5.0 in 38:35.  7:43 avg pace.  Got off work a bit early and headed out towards Saratoga and back.  Stomach was messed up.

Black Launch Miles: 10.00
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Total Distance
11.00

6.0 in 47:32.  7:55 avg pace.  Standard route in reverse with a bit added on.

PM 5.0 in 39:07.  7:50 avg pace.  From Jr. High out to JRP via Willow Park and back.

Wave Rider 12 Miles: 6.00Black Launch Miles: 5.00
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Total Distance
8.00

8.0 in 1:01:53.  7:44 avg pace.  Short cemetary loop, but cut it even a bit shorter.  It was cold out at first, but I was fine after a few miles.

Kinvara Miles: 8.00
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Total Distance
5.50

5.50 in 43:55.  7:59 avg pace.  Standard route with some strides thrown in during the last 1.5 miles or so.

Black Launch Miles: 5.50
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7.00

7.0 in 55:28.  7:55 avg pace.

Black Launch Miles: 7.00
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Total Distance
16.25

16.25 in 2:06:27.  7:47 avg pace.  Started just after 6 am and ran close to home today.  I didn't want to fight the head wind and cold of Provo Canyon.

Headed east on Pioneer Crossing and then hit a side road and eventually connected with Main St. in A.F.  Connected to the Alpine Highway and made the long climb into Alpine.  This is easily the longest part of this run for me. Eventually I get to the main intersection in Alpine by the Kohlers and then I get on the main road that leads out to the freeway.  Lots of construction up there, but it was early enough that it wasn't too bad to run this road.  Eventually I get to Smith's Mktplace and then I make my way to 300 West and then head back home via Center St.  I was laboring around mile 13 and luckily I had brought some money and so I stopped at a gas station and refueled with some Powerwade.  I was a new man after that.  Hit miles 15 and 16 in 6:51 and 6:30.

I felt good for the most part.  This was my longest run in the Kinvaras.  They felt good.  I really like them.  I was lucky enough to find a couple drinking fountains along the way, which helped a lot.

Will go lift for about 30 min.

Kinvara Miles: 16.25
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Total Distance
11.75

6.75 in 53:59.  8:00 min avg pace.  Ran over to 700 South and went as far east as I could.  Crossed over the RR tracks and went towards Main St. a bit.  Came back the same way, but added a bit.  Threw in some strides.

PM 5.0 in 38:59.  7:48 avg pace.  Started at jr. high and went towards Willow Park.

My bro. and I both got into Boston.  Glad we registered early today.

Black Launch Miles: 11.75
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Total Distance
11.00

6.0 in 45:49.  7:38 avg pace.  Ran up to 300 West via Center St. and back.  Felt pretty good today.  Quite a bit colder than yesterday.

PM 5.0 in 38:12.  7:39 avg pace.  Drove about a half mile from my house to avoid all the dogs.  Ran towards Saratoga and the JRP and back.

Kinvara Miles: 6.00Black Launch Miles: 5.00
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6.00

6.0 in 47:07.  7:51 avg pace.  Went up Center St. and back.  I go to Vegas this afternoon for work and come back Friday evening.  Hoping to run down there the next two mornings.

Kinvara Miles: 6.00
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Total Distance
7.00

7.0 in around 57 minutes in Vegas.  Ran from the Hard Rock over to the strip and then north and then back home.  Lots of runners on the strip.  It was fun.

Black Launch Miles: 7.00
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Total Distance
6.00

Pretty slow today.  Similar route to yesterday.  Didn't feel like running much.

Black Launch Miles: 6.00
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Total Distance
16.25

16.25 in 2:07:11.  7:50 avg pace.  Same route as last Saturday.  Last 4 miles or so were low 7's.  Felt pretty good once I got going.  Feel like I've been on the dead run for the last 4 days. 

Kinvara Miles: 16.25
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7.50

7.50 in 59:52.  7:59 avg pace.  Did almost half of the short cemetary loop and then turned around and came back the same way. It was bitter cold any time I was running north or west, which is where the wind was coming from.

#2 Wave Rider 10 Miles: 7.50
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8.00

8.0 in 1:01:25.  7:41 avg pace.  Ran up Center St. and then up 300 West and then pretty much back home.  Threw in some strides.  Warmer today, but I was bundled up pretty good.  Good morning run though.

Black Launch Miles: 8.00
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Total Distance
8.00

8.0 in 1:02:17.  7:47 avg pace. Same route pretty much as yesterday.  Full on winter outside.

Saucony Triumph 6 Miles: 8.00
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Total Distance
5.00

5.0 with no watch from jr. high out towards the JRP and back.

Kinvara Miles: 5.00
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Total Distance
5.25

5.25 in about 40:00.  Right around 7:40 pace.  Went up Center and back essentially.  Weather was the best it's been all week and I felt  good. Looking forward to racing tomorrow. I'm going to have fun with it and hopefully just come in around the 1:30:00 mark.........and I am promising myself to start slow and be the one that is passing people at the end and not getting passed.

Black Launch Miles: 5.25
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Race: Provo Halloween Half (13.1 Miles) 01:24:54
Total Distance
16.00

As I mentioned yesterday, I really wanted to have a good time at this race, and that meant no pressure to hit a certain time and starting off conservatively so that I could push at the end.  My plan worked great.  This was probably my best racing experience of the year.  Starting off easy made all the difference in the world for me.  

No need to show mile splits since the mile markers were all over the place.  Course may have been short, but I'm sure running down the first canyon could easily make your garmin lose satellite.  This race is getting big now.  Last year it was relatively small, but it is getting more and more popular.  It was great to go relatively slow the first 5 miles (which are ridiculously fast) and then eventually pass most of the people during the last 3 miles that had passed me at the beginning.  I can tell I've lost some fitness over the last month, but this was a great way to get in some faster miles.  This course has got to be close to being as fast as Hobble Creek.  Great costumes, great race, and glad I did it. 

Kinvara Miles: 16.00
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Total Distance
240.15
Kinvara Miles: 90.50Black Launch Miles: 103.65#2 Wave Rider 10 Miles: 22.00Wave Rider 12 Miles: 11.00Saucony Triumph 6 Miles: 8.00
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