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Jul 19, 2008



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Running Accomplishments:


2015 St. George Marathon (2:44:11)

2014 Hobble Creek Half (1:17:18)

Short-Term Running Goals:


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

Miles:This week: 0.00 Month: 0.00 Year: 447.25
Kinvara 8 (blue/orange) Lifetime Miles: 434.65
Lunaracer 4 Lifetime Miles: 171.35
Hoka Clifton 1 Lifetime Miles: 595.35
Brooks Levitate Lifetime Miles: 349.50
Hoka Clifton 4 Lifetime Miles: 305.45
Pegasus Turbo 2 (green) Lifetime Miles: 16.50
Zoom Pegasus 35 Lifetime Miles: 183.75
Total Distance
#2 Wave Rider 10 Miles: 20.10Saucony Triumph 6 Miles: 2.11
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6.0 in 44:52.  Avg pace 7:29.

Contemplating going to see a doctor for my knee this week.  If I'm going to see a doctor I want the knee to be hurting; so I decided to run.  The pain was pretty much always there, but I can deal with during the run.  We will see how it feel throughout the day though as that is when I seem to have trouble.  It did seem to feel better if I lengthened my stride and kept the pace up.  It was nice to see that I could actually sustain this pace after not running much over the last 3+ weeks.  Splits:

1-8:10 2-7:35 3-7:40 4-7:18 5-7:09 6-6:55

#2 Wave Rider 10 Miles: 6.00
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6.0 on the TM in the evening in an effort to get the knee to hurt good enough to justify going to see a doctor (stupid, I know).  The knee actually felt pretty good all day today.  Hurt during the run, but not as bad.  I guess the key will be how it feels when I wake up in the morning.

#2 Wave Rider 10 Miles: 6.00
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6.0 in 49:00.  First 3.75 were miserable.  Probably the worst pain I've had with the knee while running.  Then I ran into Melanie B. and talked with her for a few minutes.  When I started back up, the knee felt much better for the next 2 miles.  The last .25 were then like the first 3.75.  

#2 Wave Rider 10 Miles: 6.00
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2.11 run/walk.  Trying to get in to see a doc.

Saucony Triumph 6 Miles: 2.11
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2.10 run/walk.  Headed to dr. this morning.

Went to the dr. this morning.  He's a sports med. dr. and I think he does a good job, but he is all the way up in Bountiful.  A little bit of a drive, but I was able to get in to see him rather quickly and I had seen him last summer for some achilles issues.

After telling/showing him where I was having knee trouble and then after looking at the x-rays he could definitely see the problem.  Basically it is "runners knee" and is related to some alignment issues in my knee.  He said after looking at how I walk/run that it is easy to see why I have trouble and that it was only a matter of time before it manifested itself (I think the 17 mile workout about 4 weeks ago triggered everything).  Basically my left knee bends inward a bit when I run.  He said the problem should be fixable by doing some core strengthening exercises that focus on hips/pelvis/core.  He also gave me a cortizone shot to alleviate the pain and did so on the promise that I would do the strengthening exercises.  I will start running next Wednesday and hopefull the cortizone works its magic for the next little while so that I can get up to normal mileage.  Sorry, for the long explanation, but it is more for me to remember than anything.

#2 Wave Rider 10 Miles: 2.10
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Lifted for about 65 minutes and then swam for 2 hours.  Good workout.  Knee feels good and I don't notice any pain.  Just feels like I got a shot in it, which I did.  

Total Distance
#2 Wave Rider 10 Miles: 20.10Saucony Triumph 6 Miles: 2.11
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