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Jan 02, 2006



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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!


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
Kinvara3 Miles: 9.00Pegasus 31 Miles: 36.75NB 101 Miles: 6.00F50 Miles: 9.75Kinvara Green Miles: 8.00Kinvara White Miles: 9.00Oregon Miles: 8.25Barefoot '15 Miles: 1.00Kinvara Blue Miles: 15.25
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AM - 8.5 Twix/Sunrise.  Just the usual morning stuff.  Temps are nice; probably much too nice for this time of year.  (Peg 96)

afternoon - 9 track.  DI warm and then ran 4x1000 with the 400/800 guys.  It was a bit bigger push than anything I have done in awhile and it wore me out a bit.  Went 3:17, :13, :11, :10.  Then jumped in with Josie and Ry as they finished their last 1600 and we did a solid 6:16.  Finished off with 2x300's that weren't as good as last week - 48's.  Was totally tired.  Temps were pretty warm today - mid/high 70's and it made it a bit tougher for everyone.  Ended with a bit of weights and 10 mins of eliptical.  (Kinvara3 807.5)

Kinvara3 Miles: 9.00Pegasus 31 Miles: 8.50
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AM - 9.75 Twix/PV/Sunrise.  Didn't get as much in with the dog today as I had to run over to school.  No long sleeves today, no gloves, just nice weather.  (F50 783)

afternoon - 6 Chuckwalla.  Pretty spent on this trail run.  We took it pretty easy and made it up to the awesome lookout.  (NB101 718.25)

NB 101 Miles: 6.00F50 Miles: 9.75
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AM - 9.5 Twix/PV/Sunrise.  Ran over to school again and then practice.  I get a little more in the morning when I run over to school, but it seems like less since I am not fighting the dog as long.  (Peg 105.5)

afternoon - 8 track.  DI warm and then a 25 minute tempo with the girls at a 6:30 ave.  They are doing pretty well; I wish they would all buy into the idea of how good they could be if they would just be willing to sacrifice that little bit more.  Weights and 10 minutes of elipitcal after.  (Kinvara Green 298.75)

Kinvara Green Miles: 8.00Pegasus 31 Miles: 9.50
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AM - 8.5 Twix/Sunrise.  Got the Jeep fixed and so I didn't drive to school; more miles with Twix, less mileage overall.  I should get another pair of Pegasus; they really help the achilles.  (Peg 114)

afternoon - 9 track/2450 park. Warmed up with DI and then ran around on the track for some time while the team ran 200's. Finished with another 20+ minutes around the 2450 neighborhood. (Kinvara white 386.75)

Kinvara White Miles: 9.00Pegasus 31 Miles: 8.50
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AM - 10.25 Twix/PV/Sunrise. Woke up with a bit of a start because my alarm didn't go off (thought I had set it, but realized I hadn't). But actually got ready quick and out the door with the beast dog. Took her just over three; then ran over to practice; then the usual practice run. Achilles still tender. (Peg 124.25)

afternoon - 9.25 Albino. This crew hadn't ever experienced the joy of this run, so I finally gave in. It isn't a bad run at all, just whatever. Ended with 8xbarefoot striders. (Oregon 871.5)(Barefoot '15 2)

Oregon Miles: 8.25Pegasus 31 Miles: 10.25Barefoot '15 Miles: 1.00
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morning - 15.25 Sullivan. A little cooler this morning, but it was nice - still got plenty warm on the tempo. Warmed up with the dog 4.25 on 3 laps of the extended Dirt Mile. Dropped her off and back to the dirt to work my way over to Hell's Hole. Started my progression earlier this time and ended up with 1.85 of it at 6:32 and 6:20. Next time I'lll start right at the dirt and hit a full two of progression into the workout. Today's tempo was weird; sometimes I was on and so smooth, and other times I had to really work to not check out mentally or to even hit a decent time. First mile started off great and I felt good. Thought I was going to have a crazy good one. Hit 5:39. Then the second mile I thought I was still moving (remembering how well I did last week) until I looked at my watch and saw a 5:50 ave in the first half. Here I started thinking about how this would be my first 100 week in 4 and a half months and started to make excuses for myself. I fought a little bit and got it to 5:47. The third mile I started way better than last week and was 5:51 pace at the turn. Were, low and behold, I bumped into Ally as she was headed home from her run. I stopped for a sec and said hi and gave her a quick kiss and then took off again. I thought I might loose the good feel I had going for a minute so I pushed hard and it helped me get a 5:58 on the biggest section of the Dam Hill. I hadn't done that the last few weeks. But then the top half was horrid and I came off it at over 6:20 and had to work hard to get back to 6:02 before the beep (everything was hitting opposite of last week). Finished with a 5:47 and 5:35. So the last two (especially the last) were good and made feel okay about today's effort. Cooled home; ran a touch extra looking for Al back on the trail, but she took the other way home. (Kinvara blue 193.75)

Good week. Can't be too displeased about a solid 1000 workout and a decent tempo today, and getting over 100 without really trying.

Goals for next week: I have to get my achilles better. I have bee really working on it - icing, rolling, exercises, even taping. But the right one really hurts and the left feels a bit tender at times, too. If I can make it through this upcoming week intact it would be good since the next week is going to be hectic and I plan on using it as a recovery week.

Kinvara Blue Miles: 15.25
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Total Distance
Kinvara3 Miles: 9.00Pegasus 31 Miles: 36.75NB 101 Miles: 6.00F50 Miles: 9.75Kinvara Green Miles: 8.00Kinvara White Miles: 9.00Oregon Miles: 8.25Barefoot '15 Miles: 1.00Kinvara Blue Miles: 15.25
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