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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: 0.00 Month: 165.00 Year: 2174.00
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
Pegasus Blue Lifetime Miles: 631.75
Cumulus 17 Lifetime Miles: 411.75
Sense Pro 2 Lifetime Miles: 358.50
Peg Grey Lifetime Miles: 580.25
Peg Olympic Lifetime Miles: 535.25
Peg Black33 Lifetime Miles: 615.00
Boston Lifetime Miles: 466.00
Peg Green Lifetime Miles: 416.25
Speedgoat Lifetime Miles: 298.75
Peg Purple Lifetime Miles: 290.00
Ravenna Lifetime Miles: 342.50
Barefoot '18 Lifetime Miles: 6.75
Levitate Lifetime Miles: 99.75
Peg NOP Lifetime Miles: 92.50
Total Distance
500.50
Cumulus Gold Miles: 53.50Stratus Grey Miles: 65.50Landreth Black Miles: 62.25Cumulus White Miles: 40.75Landreth Orange Miles: 61.50Stratus Bee Miles: 53.50Stratus Black Miles: 57.50Landreth Miles: 82.00
Total Distance
24.50

AM  - 12 Mall/2xAC/laps.  Pretty dang hard to get up this morning.  Add to that nothing in the legs and it made for some fatigued running.  (Cumulus gold 297.65)

afternoon - 12.5 2450/Fire Station/DI.  Got in a tired run, then lifted for the first time in a while.  Ended by going out and doing 8xbarefoot striders - very slowly.  (Stratus grey 65.6)

Cumulus Gold Miles: 12.00Stratus Grey Miles: 11.50
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Total Distance
14.75

AM - 12 Middleton/Warm Springs.  Felt a little better this morning, other than being a little sore from lifting (but I never lift enough to be really sore).  Got back and took Molly around.  Only run today as we have a track meet today.  (Cumulus white 611.6)

PM - 2.75 PVHS to home.  Wasn't planning on running home (but maybe I was, since I brought stuff just in case), but Jeep is doing its things again and won't start; so I got a nice late-night run home after the meet.  (Landreth black 525.35)

Landreth Black Miles: 2.75Cumulus White Miles: 12.00
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Total Distance
18.50

AM - 10 PVHS/2xAC/some laps.  Morning came much too quick and I pushed back my alarm as much as possible and still run to practice in time.  Legs felt fine, I was just too tired.  (Landreth black 535.35)

afternoon - 8.5 Shinob Kibe.  Real easy run out with the boys.  Planned on running a few more home from practice, but the Jeep actually started!  So I ran with Molly and my girls for a bit and then Molly around the block.  (Landreth orange  83.25)

Landreth Black Miles: 10.00Landreth Orange Miles: 8.50
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Total Distance
28.50

noon - 28.5 Mustang Pass/Icehouse/Broken Mesa.  Snow derailed our plans for Pine Valley (at least that's what I thought - sorry Steve), so I slept in and then went out on the trails.  Conditions were great with the rains and the weather.  Ran Mustang Pass and connected it to Icehouse.  At the top of the climb I left my long-sleeve and water, only to come back and find it taken by some hippies from NAU who were out doing a study.  Luckily I caught them at the bottom of the climb and got my shirt back and my drink (good - since I hadn't drank since 7 and I was now on 20).  Finished back around Mustang and home.  Run was solid; hit a few solid toe-grabbers that about made me go down and strained my stomach a little; but I survived. (Stratus bee 590.65)

Had a strong week.  Got a little burned from the back-to-back track workouts with the kids, but hit solid mileage and good long-run with some climbing.

Goals for next week: This will be more of a mileage week focus.

Stratus Bee Miles: 28.50
Comments(2)
Total Distance
24.50

AM - 11.5 Mall/2xAC/laps.  Didn't get quite as much in as usual as I had to get ready for the day at school.  Felt solid and woke up okay, even after having trouble sleeping all night.  Could order up those morning temps for the rest of the year!  (Stratus black 276.1)

afternoon - 13 River Trail.  Not a bad little run, a little fatigued toward the mid-end.  Took Molly around block while Ry rode her bike.  (Cumulus gold 310.65)

Stratus Black Miles: 11.50Cumulus Gold Miles: 13.00
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Total Distance
16.50

afternoon - 10 Foremaster/2450.  Pretty warm out today.  Easy run again with boys.  Took dog around while Ry rode.  (Landreth black 545.85)

PM - 6 Treadmill.  Got 6 more in at an easy pace as I watched a video on Vietnam.  (Landreth 723.75) 

Landreth Miles: 6.00Landreth Black Miles: 10.50
Comments(1)
Total Distance
10.50

AM - 10.5 GS/ACx2/laps.  Didn't get as much as I should have this morning as I slept in a few minutes.  Won't be able to get another run in with meet tonight - but maybe that will freshen up the legs (not that they have been bad, but I do worry a bit with this high mileage that I have been hitting that I'll get hurt - so I'll take the rest this afternoon).  (Stratus grey 76.1)

Stratus Grey Miles: 10.50
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Total Distance
20.50

AM - 10 Middleton.  Not a bad little morning - things felt solid, life is good.  Took dog around.  (Cumulus white 621.6)

afternoon - 10.5 barefoot/shoe run.  Started off with 3.5 barefoot; it felt good to get out there again, but there were so many stickers I just couldn't take anymore of it.  So I put shoes back on and finished with a couple big loops.  Then the team went out on the Shoe Run, but didn't find any shoes today.  Finished off the day by lifting.  (Stratus bee 597.65)

Stratus Bee Miles: 7.00Cumulus White Miles: 10.00
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Total Distance
58.00

AM - 8 2xAC and some laps.  Slept in a little.  Long run this afternoon, so we'll see how that goes.  (Landreth orange 91.25)

afternoon-PM - 50 Strip.  Went up to out to the AZ Strip for a 50 miler this afternoon.  Parked at the top of Quai Hill and used that for the base for three legs out in different directions.  Leg 1 Mokiac-18 miles: This was a lot of fun.  More climbing that I thought, and I made this the 9 miler out and back which dropped me off the pass further than expected so I ended up climbing app. 2600 ft. during this section.  But I was moving really well and enjoying being out in a new place.  Leg 2 Quail Hill-16 miles: Got a drink and food and called Al to tell her I was alive and headed back down the main dirt road onto the Stipoff Quail Hill.  Right away I wasn't having too much fun.  The pace was easy because of the huge drop, but I wasn't looking forward to coming back up; however, I was happy that I had chosen to run this 2nd and not last, as the 8 back up were looking brutal.  Sure enough 2000+ feet of climbing back up for a constant 8 mile was hienous.  I did not enjoy it at all.  The toughtest part of the run was the mental aspect - as my body felt fine, but my mind was all over the place.  I kept thinking how hard it was and my mind just kept going back to it over and over.  Then I just got mad at myself over my pity party - Losing muscle control in your face mid-sentence and having your wife look at you with tears in her eyes wondering if you are going to die and not being able to answer - that's hard; trying to consol your wife while you stare at an ultrasound machine with a picture of your dead baby - that's hard; this was not hard - just a challenge.  So I sucked it up and kept going.  Leg 3 Seegmiller Mt- 16 miles: I thought that when I finally made the ascent and started on the last section of the run I would be feeling better.  My goal was to make it up the last climb, a 1000 footer in 1.5 miles and just enjoy the 8 on top.  But the sun went down and it got very dark and my mind was just all over the place.  I finally hit the 8 mile turnaround and headed back.  The only thing I could do to try and take my mind off the unending run was sing hymns, so I sang/hummed loudly for the next hour or so, until I finally got back to the Jeep.  I was never so happy to see that thing, and even happier when it started!  50 miles - I'll take my hat off to anyone that can finish that after having gone through that.  But my legs felt great and the run was solid - 6:59:37 and 6000 ft of climbing.  I may never do that again.  (Landreth 773.75)

Landreth Miles: 50.00Landreth Orange Miles: 8.00
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Total Distance
6.00

morning - 6 Parkway.  Dog was antsy, so I took her around the block and then ran Parkway.  It was nice with a little drizzle throughout.  Felt pretty good, just not a lot in the legs obviously.  (Landreth black 551.85)

A decent week; missed a few miles here and there that I need to get out of bed for, but okay.

Goals for next week:  the next two weeks will be filled with track meets so the mileage will be way down - maybe around 90, but I am hesitant to even put a number on that.  Keep in the weight room and keep working on core muscles as lower/deep abs are a just a little sore today and need further strengthening.

Landreth Black Miles: 6.00
Comments(3)
Total Distance
20.25

AM - 10 DI/2xAC and some laps.  A little fatigued still.  (Stratus black 286.1)

afternoon - 10 Green Springs/2450.  Nice day out, but I can tell it is going to take a little time to get any strong runs back in me.  Got home and took dog around.  Wasn't able to get weights in today (sometimes life happens),  but it shouldn't be a problem later in the week, so at least I'll get one day in - maybe I can sneak it in another time as well.  (Cumulus white  631.85)

Cumulus White Miles: 10.25Stratus Black Miles: 10.00
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Total Distance
16.00

AM - 10 Middleton.  Nice morning run.  Again, not a lot in the legs.  But the runs aren't bad, just slow and easy.  Ended by taking Molly around.  (Stratus grey 86.1)

afternoon - 6 Mall Run.  Very windy run - we even cancelled the track meet because it was so windy.  8xbarefoot striders and weights.  (Landreth  778.75)

Landreth Miles: 5.00Stratus Grey Miles: 10.00
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Total Distance
18.00

AM - 12 Mall/2xAC/laps.  Windy, windy, windy this morning.  Started off feeling pretty strong, but by the end I was a bit wiped.  Still a few days out; but the singles I'll have on Friday and Saturday will get the legs back - not that I am in any major rush.  (Landreth orange 103.25)

evening - 6 Treadmill.  Took the dog out for a mile with both Py and Laney in the jogger - that was a chore.  Then got on the treadmill and did 5 more easy miles.  (Stratus bee  603.65)

Stratus Bee Miles: 6.00Landreth Orange Miles: 12.00
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Total Distance
18.00

AM - 9.5 Green Spring and Warm Springs.  Okay little run this morning.  Ended by taking the dog around.  (Landreth black 561.35)

afternoon - 8.5 Washington.  Got a couple on the track, then headed for an out and back into Washington.  Finished with lifting and 8xbarefoot striders.  (Cumulus gold  318.15)

Landreth Black Miles: 9.50Cumulus Gold Miles: 7.50
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Total Distance
12.00

AM -12 Mall/2xAC/laps.  Same as usual this morning.  Earlier in the week I had though briefly about going more this morning, as it will be my only run today.  But decided against it as I don't want/need to push it too much - let the legs heal up.  A bit chilly this morning.  (Stratus black 298.1) 

Stratus Black Miles: 12.00
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Total Distance
11.00

AM - 11 Junction.  Went out to the junction this morning then took the dog around.  A good run; felt good and ran solid.  Good end to a recovery week. (stratus grey 97.1)

Goals for next week: it will pobably look a lot like this week.  Two meet this week with an invite Fri/Sat, so that cuts into a lot of time; and Ry's b-day on Monday, so I just get in what I can and be feeling light and fresh come the next week and get back into some good mileage again.

Stratus Grey Miles: 11.00
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Total Distance
21.00

AM - 10 2xAC/2xHarts/some laps.  Slept in a bit this morning as last night was not a great sleeper.  Al was gone much of the night watching neighbor kids for what was supposed to be a few minutes but turned into a many hours as a baby was born - so I kept waking up knowing where she was at, but wondering.  And the girls were up and down all night.  Anyway... so I was a little behind this morning.  Run was pretty junky too.  Very flat and blah.  Ran into the twins (James and Nate were dressed head-to-toe twinners) for a little on the last little addition I did to make it 10.  (Landreth black 571.35)

Ry's birthday today!

afternoon - 11 barefoot/2xDI.  Went out and got 5.5 in barefoot on the grass.  Then warmed up with the team and hit the cooldown with them.  Finished with a mile at home with Laney in the stroller, Ry on her bike, and Molly on the leash.  Still felt pretty tired and crappy.  Some of that may be due to the 90 heat.  (Landreth 784.25)

Landreth Miles: 5.50Landreth Black Miles: 10.00
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Total Distance
10.00

AM - 10 Middleton.  Happy that I got up this morning!  Hit Middleton and then took Molly around.  Maybe felt a little better than yesterday, but still some stiffness and fatigue - maybe I am just a little worn down and stressed out from all the work I need to do.  (Cumulus gold 328.15)

no run this afternoon - track meet

Cumulus Gold Miles: 10.00
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Total Distance
23.00

AM - 12 Mall/2xAC/laps.  Got up on time again this morning!  Run was okay; I could tell I had only run once yesterday - legs a little flat and junky at first.  The moon was awesome this morning as it was a perfect crescent right next to the morning star(planet - is it Venus?  I'll have to look it up).  But it was so close, like millimeters away; at one point even touching.  As I watched it most of the run I caught a lash out of the top of my eye and looked up and saw a huge shooting star.  Cool stuff.  (Landreth orange 115.25)

afternoon - 11 River Trail.  took the team down for runs of 6,8,10 on the River Trail.  It was a hot bugger and really put a strain on the system.  Ran with Molly when I got home; then jumped in the pool - it was nice and cool.  (Stratus black  309.1)

Stratus Black Miles: 11.00Landreth Orange Miles: 12.00
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Total Distance
13.00

afternoon - 13 Shoe/Grass.  Went out on an adventurous Shoe Run, as we had to blaze our own trail down by the river due to construction.  Then I went to the ball field and ran 5 barefoot around the soccer field and 8xbarefoot striders.  Finished off the run by taking Molly around as Rylee rode her bike.  (landreth 791.25)

Landreth Miles: 7.00
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Total Distance
12.00

AM - 12 Mall/2xAC/laps.  Usual morning practice routine.  I am kind of in a lull right now.  Hopefully next week I'll be ready to get back a little more, as I would like to move the mileage up a little from the last two weeks.  (stratus grey 109.1)

Stratus Grey Miles: 12.00
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Total Distance
11.00

AM - 11 Junction.  Up early to get a few in before the trip up to Cedar for a track meet.  A nice little run, despite being so tired.  Got home and took the dog around.  (Landreth orange 126.25)

Interesting couple weeks.  Cut the mileage back significantly do to track with an eye on recovery, but I don't know if I really feel all that recovered - and recovered from what?  Just high mileage I guess.  But I am ready to get back some good mileage and tie in a few long runs - it has been awhile since I have gone anytihng over 13-15 or so.

Goals for next week: bring the mileage back up and get in a solid long run.  A busy week as Ry is getting baptised Saturday, so I won't be going up to BYU with the team.

Landreth Orange Miles: 11.00
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Total Distance
25.50

AM - 13.5 Foremaster/2xAC/laps.  Up just a little earlier this morning so I could get a little extra in.  Still felt a little off - a 13 miler shouldn't really be a tough thing, but I just didn't feel like I think I should.  I wonder if my body was kind of in a taper phase after I cut mileage the last two weeks?  (Landreth black 584.85)

afternoon - 12 Green Springs/DI/2450.  Ran 5 with the boys that are racing tomorrow, then caught the BYU bound boys and ran their cool down, and finally finished with 2450 and a run with Molly when I got home - even a little bit with Pyper!  (Stratus bee 615.65)

Landreth Black Miles: 13.50Stratus Bee Miles: 12.00
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Total Distance
18.50

AM - 10 Middleton.  Out to Middleton this morning.  Then took the dog around.  Runs are okay lately, but just kind of flat.  (Landreth orange 136.25)

afternoon - 8.5 River Trail.  Headed down onto the trail before the races today.  Still sluggish.  (Cumulus white 640.35)

Cumulus White Miles: 8.50Landreth Orange Miles: 10.00
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Total Distance
25.00

AM - 13 Foremaster/2xAC/laps.  Felt a little better today as far as having something in my running.  Hope that I can keep that turning around.  (Stratus black 322.10)

afternoon - 12 Washington/laps/DI.  Ran out to Washington for an easy 5 with the non-BYU boys and then hit a bunch of laps as I waited for the BYU boys to finish their track work; then hit 8xbarefoot striders and ended the run with DI cool down.  (Cumulus gold  339.15)

Stratus Black Miles: 13.00Cumulus Gold Miles: 11.00
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Total Distance
24.00

AM - 10.5 Wendy's. Went out on the Wendy's loop and then took Molly around the block.  Temps out are perfect, just a little chill to keep it fresh.  (Stratus grey 119.60)

afternoon - 13.5.  Started with 5 barefoot on the grass.  Then had about a 25 minute break for a swine flu meeting at school.  Then hit up 5 more with Kimz and Aust out in the firestation desert.  Finished with 2450.  Getting back, I was able to get a chiro adjustment from one of the kid's dads.  It was the first time I have ever had one, I was cracking all over - kind of scary in a way.  (Landreth 799.75)

Hit 500 for the first time ever in a calendar month!

Landreth Miles: 8.50Stratus Grey Miles: 10.50
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Total Distance
500.50
Cumulus Gold Miles: 53.50Stratus Grey Miles: 65.50Landreth Black Miles: 62.25Cumulus White Miles: 40.75Landreth Orange Miles: 61.50Stratus Bee Miles: 53.50Stratus Black Miles: 57.50Landreth Miles: 82.00
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