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Location:

Dogtown,Ut,

Member Since:

Jan 02, 2006

Gender:

Male

Goal Type:

Other

Running Accomplishments:

PRs: 2:26:29 marathon @ St.George'14; 1:09:55 1/2 mar. '08; 31:00 10k '07

Short-Term Running Goals:

Love running now.

Long-Term Running Goals:

Love running forever!

Personal:

My perfect day would include a run through the desert, time with my wife and girls, tasty homemade meals, and a nice nap in the middle.

Miles:This week: 38.50 Month: 64.00 Year: 2559.00
Adios Lifetime Miles: 512.25
Rocket 2 Lifetime Miles: 109.00
Kinvara Grey Lifetime Miles: 222.00
Vazee Pace Lifetime Miles: 437.75
Pace Blue Lifetime Miles: 219.00
Boston Lifetime Miles: 472.00
Peg Green Lifetime Miles: 447.00
Speedgoat Lifetime Miles: 298.75
Peg Purple Lifetime Miles: 355.75
Ravenna Lifetime Miles: 392.25
Barefoot '18 Lifetime Miles: 6.75
Levitate Lifetime Miles: 160.25
Peg NOP Lifetime Miles: 167.00
Peg Blue34 Lifetime Miles: 48.50
Total Distance
433.80
Cumulus Blue Miles: 39.50Cumulus White Miles: 60.25Landreth Miles: 71.75Stratus Black Miles: 51.50Stratus Bee Miles: 46.95Landreth Black Miles: 82.65Cumulus Gold Miles: 62.20
Total Distance
21.30

AM - 6 ACx2.  Time to start up the morning practices and get my overdose of Arctic Circle run.  Ran with Chandis on the first one and Kimz and Aust on the second.  (Cumulus blue 518.65)

I realized I have parent teachers this week.  So running is going to be severly adversely affected.  I hate PT Confs.

afternoon - 15.3 Mall/Trail to No Where and Hospital.  Ran with a good group of boys on the Trail to No Where.  Then I extended down around Hospital.  Felt very flat and tired, so I didn't try to hit any Tinman.  Then I had to hurry home to watch Laney as Ry and Py went swimming; so no striders or lifting.  When I got home, I took Lanes in the stroller and the dog on a run over to the ball fields and we ran 8xbarefoot striders and a barefoot mile, then home.  (Cumulus white 500.8))

Cumulus Blue Miles: 6.00Cumulus White Miles: 13.30
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Total Distance
9.00

mid-morning - 9 barefoot.  Went out on the balls fields and ran 8 miles barefoot before PT's and then did 8xbarefoot striders.  Felt okay but did get a blister on my left big toe.

Only run for today as I won't want to run when I get home and slept in not feeling too great this morning.  I have a little cold and don't want it to go full blown by wearing myelf out.

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Total Distance
16.75

AM - 6.75 2xAC w/ some laps.  Nice little run.  Blisters didn't bug.  I drained them last night and put mole skin on them, so no problem.  (Landreth 605.75)

evening - 10 Middleton.  Took the dog around the neighborhood; then ran out to Middleton and up to the top of the Heights.  Felt pretty good and racey.  It was probably a good thing I didn't have a watch on or I would have sprinted my way home.  (Stratus black 174.95)

Landreth Miles: 6.75Stratus Black Miles: 10.00
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Total Distance
16.05

noon - 7.2 Up Shinob Kibe.  Aust, Kimz and I weren't sure where to go today, so I suggested UP Shinob Kibe.  Despite the grueling run/hike, it was fun.  Got home and took the dog around.  (Cumulus white 508)

evening - 8.85 Club run.  We went up into Green Springs and took some trails to connect over to Millcreek and down through Washington.  Good run; felt pretty decent.  (Stratus bee 464.3)

Stratus Bee Miles: 8.85Cumulus White Miles: 7.20
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Total Distance
14.50

AM - 7 2xAC and some laps.  A little sore this morning.  But it sure was nice out; temps over 50 at 6AM.  (Cumulus blue 525.65)

afternoon - 7.5 Dog pound AT.  Warmed up with Corey, Josh, and Austin around DI and then got into AT.  I didn't feel loose or great, but once we got moving it went well.  AT section was 3.25 miles and we did it in just over 17:00 - pretty solid; considering the last mile is all uphill and we held it at 6:00.  Then cooled down with DI again.  (Landreth black 374.8)

Landreth Black Miles: 7.50Cumulus Blue Miles: 7.00
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Total Distance
22.00

morning - 22 Icehouse.  Took the trail up Icehouse and then to the trailhead at Broken Mesa with a large group of us.  A pretty solid run.  Even with all the climbing (app. 2300 ft in 9 miles) I felt good.  It was like Wild Kingdom as we raced a small herd of 7 deer up the Icehouse climb; then when we got on top we saw a large herd of probably 100 deer moving across the mesa.  We chased them for a few miles and saw a few nice bucks.  Then we heard a few coyotes out howling.  And it was nice, as I timed my fall much better than last time (on the lava) and fell on some nice soft dirt and only knocked my breath out. (Cumulus gold 194.45)

Good week.  Kind of a pain with PT's and that crazy schedule.  But mileage was good (I should have taken the dog out today and hit 100+, but I needed to work in the yard and I was tired). 

Goals for next week:  Get back into the weight room (missed both times last week because of PT schedule), and be right up near the century mark if I am feeling good - really it is just about mileage and time on the feet all spring.

Cumulus Gold Miles: 22.00
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Total Distance
18.00

AM - 10 DI/2xAC and some laps.  Hit a few more this morning, as I have a meeting this afternoon that will limit my run a little.  Back is still a bit sore and tight after sleeping on it wrong Saturday night and pinching a nerve, but it is improving.  (Landreth black 384.8)

afternoon - 8 Treadmill.  Had a meeting after school, then I went a lifted.  After lifting headed home to watch the girls.  Took the dog around the block and then ran on the treadmill for 7 more at 7:30 as I watched Boston Indoor Games.  (Landreth  613.85)

Landreth Miles: 8.00Landreth Black Miles: 10.00
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Total Distance
15.00

AM - 6 Washington Loop.  Tried to make an excuse - any excuse - to sleep in today, but nothing worked.  So I dragged out of bed and ran the usual and took the dog around.  Kind of chilly out again.  (Stratus bee 470.3)

afternoon - 9 Green Springs/DI.  Nice and easy to the top of Green Springs, and then I added DI.  Finished with 8xbarefoot striders.  A little tired today. (Stratus black 182.95)

Stratus Bee Miles: 6.00Stratus Black Miles: 8.00
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Total Distance
22.55

AM - 11 3xAC and some laps.  Would have slept in if it wasn't for those meddling kids waiting for me at practice.  (cumulus white 519)

afternoon - 11.55 River Trail.  Ran DI as a warmup w/ the team.  Then went down to the River Trail to get in a little Tinman work.  I really wasn't feeling it at all and wanted to just drag the run, but I need to pick up the pace every now-and-then; so I went for 2x2 miles at 6:00 pace w/ 1 mile recovery between.  Once I got going it actually was pretty easy and I didn't have to work to hit the pace it just came.  Got back and lifted and then ran a grass loop to stretch out the legs after.  (Cumulus gold 206)

Cumulus White Miles: 11.00Cumulus Gold Miles: 11.55
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Total Distance
14.10

AM - 6 Washington Loop.  Just the regular morning business.  Wanted to stay in bed of course, but something Al said when the alarm went off got me out and moving.  Thanks for the push even though you didn't realize it.  Then took the dog around the block (forgot to yesterday, after practice, so she need to go out today).  (Cumulus blue 531.65)

evening - 8.1 Club run.  Went out and hit the Parkway.  I was pretty tired and so I just chilled it and chatted it up with everyone; it was pretty nice.  (Stratus bee  478.4)

Cumulus Blue Miles: 6.00Stratus Bee Miles: 8.10
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Total Distance
23.50

AM - 11 Green Springs and 2xAC with some laps.  Still a little fatigue in the legs this morning.  Did my core stuff like I have been doing most every day.  (Landreth black 395.8)

afternoon - 11.5 6x1000.  Went out early to practice with the intent of getting in 3 extra miles before the team, but there was a baseball tournament taking up my barefooting grass, so I had to get the mileage with big loops.  The team got out and we warmed up with DI.  Then got into our 1000's.  Most everybody did 2, but Kimz, Austin and I hit 6.  I wasn't too excited to do these, but knew that once we got started it would be fine.  First two were 3:17, then two at 3:16, then the fifth at 3:15.  On the last one, I was on 3:15 pace for 600, then decided to see if the old legs could give a little more and hit a solid last lap for a 3:07.  Finished with a slow, tired DI cool.  Got home and took the dog around.  (Stratus black 195.45)

Landreth Black Miles: 11.00Stratus Black Miles: 12.50
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Total Distance
18.50

morning - 18.5 Little Black Mt.  Headed out on the AZ Strip again for a little run.  At first I was thinking 15, but ended up with a little more.  I wanted to find the old Jeep road that goes up the mountain, but I could find where it started, so I continued onward.  Instead of head to the petroglyphs, I went out to the power lines.  Looping around, I tried an off-beat trail that took me up to the face of some cliffs.  I was about to do a 15 ft. free climb to the top but didn't feel so great about it, so I worked my way off the steep hillside and tide up with another road.  I soon realized why I shouldn't have gone up the cliff - coming around a hill, a deep dry wash canyon made the cliff I was about to climb a huge finger; if I would have gone up, it would have added probably another 10 miles to the run to get around the canyon, or I would have had to rock climb back down the cliff face (either would have sucked - and I was happy I heeded the feeling).  Got back to the car and came home to take the dog around the block and work on sprinklers all day.  (Landreth 632.35)

Week went pretty good.  That lower ab pain has been coming back here and there for a couple weeks and yesterday set it off pretty strong, but today felt okay.

Goals for next week: Practice is starting up for real next week, so goal is to try to find the balance of time for my running and time for the team.

Landreth Miles: 18.50
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Total Distance
20.50

morning - 10 Treadmill.  Al is still pretty sick, so I just slept in and ran on the treadmill while trying to control the girls.  Ran at 7:30, then 6:58, then 6:40 for the last 5.  Finished by taking Laney and the dog around the block.  Maybe I'll be able to get out somewhere this afternoon.  (Cumulus blue  541.65)

afternoon - 10.5 Treadmill.  Well didn't make it out like I had planned, but I needed to run when I could and Laney was sleeping and Rylee with friends (so only 1 to fight while on the treadmill).  Warmed up for 1.5 at 7:30, then took the rest at 6:58, and added .5 at 6:00 as a good song came on just as I was about to finish.  Ran in the same shoes again - I don't know why.  (Cumulus blue  552.15)

Cumulus Blue Miles: 20.50
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Total Distance
15.75

AM - 6 Washington Loop.  Dragged myself out of the sick home and ran - also took the dog around.  I may be on the treadmill, with practice and the whole family sick.  (Landreth black 401.8)

afternoon - 9.75 Old Man Hills.  Took the kids that are in shape enough out to Old Man's.  Hit 4 sets of 2x200 hills 1x800 hill.  200 hills were hard for me as I wan't very explosive.  Felt pretty solid on the 800's, until the last one when my legs turned to jello.  (Cumulus white  528.75)

Landreth Black Miles: 6.00Cumulus White Miles: 9.75
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Total Distance
25.00

AM - 12 2450/2xAC with some laps.  Early morning running.  Woo hoo!  (Stratus bee 490.4)

afternoon - 13 River Trail.  40 mins. of Tempo pace w/ Kimz and Austin.  Set the team off as we all had varying paces for our 30-40 mins of tempo; we were shooting for 5:40 range.  Warmed up down to trail.  Then got 7.32 miles in at 5:40-5:45 pace throughout.  Very solid workout.  Cooled down back to school.  Then I ended with barefoot striders.  Got home and took Laney and the dog around the neighborhood.  Long day of running.  (Cumulus gold 219)

Stratus Bee Miles: 12.00Cumulus Gold Miles: 13.00
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Total Distance
14.00

AM - 6 Washington Loop.  Grateful for an easy run.  Took the dog around.  (Landreth 638.35)

afternoon - 8 Dog pound/PVMS.  Took it out very easy with the team today.  Ran Dog pound then added PVMS+.  Came back and lifted since I hadn't been able to get it in this week.  Then ended with 8xbarefoot striders.  Legs a bit on the tired side throughout the day.  (Stratus black 202.45)

Landreth Miles: 6.00Stratus Black Miles: 7.00
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Total Distance
22.00

AM - 12 2450/2xAC and some laps.  Legs felt a little better today.  But glad nothing hard is planned for this afternoon.  (Cumulus white 540.75)

afternoon - 10 Green Springs/Millcreek.  Took most of the boys out on an 8 miler and then finished with 2 barefoot.  (Landreth black 409.8)

Landreth Black Miles: 8.00Cumulus White Miles: 12.00
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Total Distance
24.00

morning - 24 Mustang Pass x 2.  James, Nate, Steve, and I ran Mustang Pass from my house (just under 11 miles).  Came back and grabbed a drink and hit it again.  I added a little extra and took the dog around the neighborhood to round off the run.  (Landreth 662.35)

Felt pretty good throughout the week.  A bit sore from the 7+ tempo on Weds. but legs eventually came back.  120 during these temps is significantly easier than 120 in the summer (of course not nearly the crazy workouts either).  

Goals for next week:  I think I'll be 110+ again.  I would like to make that pretty regular - as much as possible - through track season.  Need to lift two times this week (the last two weeks have only been once each).

Landreth Miles: 24.00
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Total Distance
22.00

AM - 12 2450/2xAC and some laps.  Regular stuff.  Very nice out with a little drizzle here and there.  (Stratus bee 502.4)

afternoon - 10 Hospital/DI.  Pretty tired for only a Monday.  Added DI to get in a couple extra.  Then lifted and hit 8xbarefoot striders.  (Cumulus gold  228)

Stratus Bee Miles: 12.00Cumulus Gold Miles: 9.00
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Total Distance
15.50

AM - 7 Buena Vista (I decided I should call this morning loop BV instead of Washington Loop since it has a very different middle/end section).  Added an extra mile by going up near Warm Springs.  Ended by taking the dog around.  (Cumulus white 547.75)

afternoon - 8.5 Lava Point.  Very nice day out - temps near 70.  (Landreth  670.85)

Landreth Miles: 8.50Cumulus White Miles: 7.00
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Total Distance
22.00

AM  - 12 Mall/2xAC and some laps.  Felt a little better this morning, as far as having some juice in the legs.  One of those mornings where it was nice and easy to get up (if only that was every morning).  (Landreth black 421.8)

afternoon - 10 River Trail.  4 sets of 2 min hard, 1 min easy; 1 min hard, 30 sec easy; 30 sec hard, 30 sec easy.  A pretty solid workout.  Added a couple grass loops, lifted and then hti 8xbarefoot striders.  Leg was giving me some pretty serious issues.  (Stratus black  211.45)

Landreth Black Miles: 12.00Stratus Black Miles: 9.00
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Total Distance
0.00

Nothing this morning.  The past couple days, I have been experiencing some tendonitus in my right lower leg across the front.  It came up a week ago, but went away.  Then this week it has come back and gotten progressively worse.  Pretty intense yesterday.  I had been hoping to finish out the week strong and give it some time next week as my schedule will be very off (with Al going to SLC for most of the week to be with her mom).  But the pain woke me up many times last night, so I figured I should heal it up now if it is hurting that bad.  Have been icing and wintercresting for days.  Usually this type of pain is easily treated, but this time it is giving me fits.

The ol' goose egg.  I had thought about going out this afternoon, but a call to move a neighbor set that aside and I guess I'll just use the time to get the leg better.

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Total Distance
13.65

AM - 6.65 2xAC w/ some laps.  Leg feeling quite a bit better, but still a twinge in there.  So I decided to cut back this morning and just run with the team and cut out the early stuff.  Still working hard to take care of it.  I would like to still be able to get my long run in tomorrow.  (Cumulus gold 234.65)

afternoon - 7 DIx2.  Decided it would be best to keep it easy again this afternoon and passed on the 1000's with the team.  Hit the DI warmup with them; timed them; ran DI cool with them; finished with 2 miles barefoot on the grass; and finally came home and took the dog around.  It had been a few days since I took her out - she was a little ansy.  Pain was very limited, however; nonetheless, it did seem to move around to the back and into the achilles a little.  (Stratus black  216.45)

Stratus Black Miles: 5.00Cumulus Gold Miles: 6.65
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Total Distance
28.15

AM - 28.15 Utah Hill/Bear Claw Poppy Trail.  Started off making a 14 mile loop in the desert up onto Utah Hill - it was too dark for us to try and tackle the trail.  That run was nice and fun as a group.  Then Steve and I continued onto Bear Claw.  Here I felt even stronger.  Although not my longest run in distance (2nd), it was the longest in time at just under 3 and 3/4 hours - a long time on the feet.  But I felt very good.  Not really even tired as we finished.  Today was one of those days that had I been racing (and of course, actually been in race shape) I would have been able to do very well. (Landreth black 449.95)

Had a solid week despite missing Thursday and cutting back big time Friday to get the leg healed up.  It was worth it in that today there was zero pain in the front tendonitis that was giving problems and very very minimal in the achilles of that right leg.  Also did core stuff each day and hit the weights twice.

Goals for next week:  With Al gone most of the week, just do what I can and have fun with my girls.

Landreth Black Miles: 28.15
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Total Distance
433.80
Cumulus Blue Miles: 39.50Cumulus White Miles: 60.25Landreth Miles: 71.75Stratus Black Miles: 51.50Stratus Bee Miles: 46.95Landreth Black Miles: 82.65Cumulus Gold Miles: 62.20
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