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Location:

Salt Lake City,UT,

Member Since:

Apr 19, 2009

Gender:

Male

Goal Type:

Other

Running Accomplishments:

25 Marathons PR 3:16:08 Ogden Marathon 2014

1st marathon DesNews 2003  4:19 

Freedom 5K July 4th, 2010 18:26 (aided)

Desert News 10K July 24th, 2010 39:11 (aided)

Boston Marathon 2011 3:32:58 

Boston Marathon 2014 3:18:45

Short-Term Running Goals:

Top non-elite Local

Long-Term Running Goals:

Working on 2017 goals, I'll get back to ya when I set them.

Personal:

51 years old, married, love long runs on the road.

Miles:This week: 34.00 Month: 65.00 Year: 1609.96
Adidas Cobato Lifetime Miles: 376.77
Saucony A2 Lifetime Miles: 417.48
Blue Crocs Lifetime Miles: 1067.28
Barefoot 2010 Lifetime Miles: 61.00
Red Crocs Lifetime Miles: 1381.19
Black Water Clogs Lifetime Miles: 26.73
White Crocs Lifetime Miles: 964.51
Yellow Crocs Lifetime Miles: 1185.25
Asics 2130 #21 Lifetime Miles: 360.55
Trail Shoe Lifetime Miles: 145.25
Barefoot 2011 Lifetime Miles: 10.25
Saucony Kinvara Lifetime Miles: 2936.63
Bike 2011 Lifetime Miles: 164.91
Saucony A5 II Lifetime Miles: 975.49
Saucony Fastwitch 5 Lifetime Miles: 1582.48
Lime Green Crocs Lifetime Miles: 1298.78
Bike 2012 Lifetime Miles: 92.40
Navy Baja Crocs Lifetime Miles: 566.20
Saucony A5 Lifetime Miles: 1498.90
Sandals Lifetime Miles: 164.95
Ocean Blue Crocs Lifetime Miles: 80.75
Bike 2014 Lifetime Miles: 111.00
Saucony Trail Lifetime Miles: 143.95
Barefoot 2015 Lifetime Miles: 0.25
Soucony A6 Lifetime Miles: 676.25
Bike 2015 Lifetime Miles: 45.00
Altra One Lifetime Miles: 2052.81
Topo Lifetime Miles: 82.35
Altra One Orange Lifetime Miles: 2152.40
Altra One Yellow Lifetime Miles: 1525.41
Altra One Black Lifetime Miles: 729.00
Bike 2018 Lifetime Miles: 603.74
Topo Yellow Lifetime Miles: 16.00
Total Distance
192.29
Blue Crocs Miles: 137.24Saucony A2 Miles: 53.80Barefoot 2010 Miles: 1.25
Total Distance
13.80

4.65 am miles 43:28  9:21 ave

9.15 pm miles 1:22:19  9:00 ave

For as fast and strong I felt yesterday, today was a payback.  I felt extremely weak and tired. 

Blue Crocs Miles: 13.80
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Total Distance
5.28

4.65 am miles no watch

.63 pm miles 

Blue Crocs Miles: 5.28
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Total Distance
12.00

12 miles behind the Capitol.  As this run progressed, I kept feeling better and better.  The last few miles I ran hard, really felt good.

8:58  8:40  8:32  8:50  8:51  8:32  8:43  8:36  8:14  7:51  7:44  7:21

Average 8:24 

Blue Crocs Miles: 12.00
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Total Distance
9.00

9 miles nice and slow behind the Capitol and along 11th ave.  

Blue Crocs Miles: 9.00
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Total Distance
13.30

4.65 am miles 9:00 ave  41:53 total time

8.65 pm miles 8:51 ave  1:16:29  total time.  slow and easy  4 miles on the track 8:45  8:55 8:52 8:58 were the mile times at the track.

For my taper, i'm trying two weeks with a little bit of fewer miles.  Before my tapers were three weeks with practically no running the week of the marathon.  I think that has been disastrous in the past.  We'll see what happens with this approach.   

 

Blue Crocs Miles: 13.30
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Total Distance
13.30

4.65 am miles 41:55  9:01 ave

8.65 pm miles 1:17:06  8:55 ave

tough running today.  Legs had no life.  I have a hard time believing I'm going to race 26.2 in 10 days.  I'm counting of feeling really good.  Putting my blind faith in my taper plan.  It looks a little questionable so far.

Blue Crocs Miles: 13.30
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Total Distance
10.30

4.65 am miles 38:29  8:17 ave

Felt very strong this morning.  best I've felt in the morning in a long time.  It's been a long time since I did this run under 40 minuets.  It really felt good.  I was feeling horrible during last nights run, this was a pleasant surprise.

5.65 pm mile 8:25 average 47:33 total time.  I trimmed this run back by 3 miles.  Time to get the legs juiced up for the marathon. 

Blue Crocs Miles: 10.30
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Total Distance
5.28

4.65 am miles

.63 pm miles  no watch 

Blue Crocs Miles: 5.28
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Total Distance
4.00

4 miles on the track  32:17   8:31  8:01  7:53  7:51  ave 8:04

Saucony A2 Miles: 4.00
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Total Distance
9.30

4.65 am miles  9:17 ave pace

4.65 pm miles  8:41 ave pace 

Saucony A2 Miles: 9.30
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Total Distance
9.30

4.65 am miles  9:19 ave pace

4.65 pm miles  8:24 ave pace 

 

Saucony A2 Miles: 9.30
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Total Distance
5.00

5 easy miles behind the Capitol.  Last two miles really felt nice.  The first three I kept thinking "how in the world am I going to qualify for Boston Saturday when I feel this crappy".

44:33  8:55 ave. 

Saucony A2 Miles: 5.00
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Race: Salt Lake Marathon (26.2 Miles) 03:28:02, Place overall: 73, Place in age division: 6
Total Distance
26.20

I did it.  BMQ on an fairly tough course.  For the first time the race did not run me, I ran the race.  I held my pace to the end and finished strong.  Mile 25 is uphill, no one but me was running up.  I only lost 30 seconds on this mile, which I was very happy about.  I had enough time the the "bank" so I wasn't too worried and was very pleased when I hit my lap button and it showed 8:31.  I knew I was home free.  I still ran the last 1.2 as hard as I could, my only worry was not tripping.  I had to dodge a few half marathon walkers, this was my biggest fear.  The weather was beautiful, I was worried it was going to be too hot but it was not a factor at all.

1  7:22

2. 7:49

3  7:48

4  7:48

5  8:10

6  7:59

7  8:04

9  7:54 

10  7:54

11  7:52

12  8:05

13  8:14

14  7:44

15  7:46

16  7:56

17  8:00

18  8:01

19  7:57

20  7:56

21  8:12

22  7:57

23  7:57

24  7:53

25  8:31

26.2  9:19  (7:46 ave)

I am happy with every single mile.  To date, this is the race of my life.  It was perfect! 

 

Saucony A2 Miles: 26.20
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Total Distance
1.00

1 easy mile around the track.  9:22   It's going to take a while to rebound from the marathon.  Rode my bike to and from work, about 9 miles.

Blue Crocs Miles: 1.00
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Total Distance
9.80

4.65 am miles no watch.  felt pretty good, felt strong.  first run since the marathon

5.15  44:52  8:43 ave  my legs felt very heavy.  If I had a choice, I would not have run in the afternoon but I had to get home from work.  I'm surprised my pace was 8:43, it felt much slower. 

Blue Crocs Miles: 9.80
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Total Distance
5.28

4.65 am miles 41:32  8:54 ave

.63 pm miles 

Blue Crocs Miles: 5.28
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Total Distance
5.50

5 miles on the track 43:50  8:46 ave

.5  miles barefoot  4:52 

Rode my bike to and from the track.  First ride of the year, 6.89 miles round trip.  Sure felt good to get on the bike.  The road bike is a tough relationship.  Every minute on the bike is a minute away from running. 

 

Blue Crocs Miles: 5.00Barefoot 2010 Miles: 0.50
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Total Distance
6.75

6 miles on the track  51:48  8:38 ave.  Felt a little bit stronger for the first time since the marathon.  Oh mighty strength how I missed you.  Kicked off my crocs and did a .75 mile cool down barefoot.  9:28 equivalent pace.

Rode my bike to and from the track.  Rode about 8 miles. 

Blue Crocs Miles: 6.00Barefoot 2010 Miles: 0.75
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Total Distance
9.30

4.65 am miles  41:15  8:52 ave

4.65 pm miles  39:24  8:28 ave 

Blue Crocs Miles: 9.30
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Total Distance
9.30

4.65 am miles  40:50  8:47    rain and a little wind this morning.  

4.65 pm miles 38:51  8:21

Feeling much stronger.  Actually thinking of running the Desnews Marathon 

Blue Crocs Miles: 9.30
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Total Distance
9.30

4.65 am miles 41:25  8:54 ave

4.65 pm miles   40:37  8:44 ave

Blue Crocs Miles: 9.30
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Total Distance
192.29
Blue Crocs Miles: 137.24Saucony A2 Miles: 53.80Barefoot 2010 Miles: 1.25
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