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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: 31.25 Month: 107.25 Year: 2379.75
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: 637.50
Cumulus 17 Lifetime Miles: 411.75
Sense Pro 2 Lifetime Miles: 358.50
Peg Grey Lifetime Miles: 592.00
Peg Olympic Lifetime Miles: 535.25
Peg Black33 Lifetime Miles: 615.00
Boston Lifetime Miles: 472.00
Peg Green Lifetime Miles: 440.00
Speedgoat Lifetime Miles: 298.75
Peg Purple Lifetime Miles: 328.00
Ravenna Lifetime Miles: 373.75
Barefoot '18 Lifetime Miles: 6.75
Levitate Lifetime Miles: 139.50
Peg NOP Lifetime Miles: 134.00
Total Distance
104.00
Stratus Black Miles: 6.00Kinvara White Miles: 31.00Landreth Blue Miles: 6.00Hyper Speed 2 Miles: 14.50Kinvara3 Miles: 20.00Oregon Miles: 7.00Hyper Speed(used) Miles: 7.50Ronin Miles: 7.00
Total Distance
17.00

morning - 11 GS. Not a lot of zeal this morning, but glad I got it done. (Kinvara White 24)

afternoon - 6 Highland/CC. Took the girls to the park and went and got a few miles in. Dropped off Highland into Coral Canyon and made a little loop there. Felt a little more into it than this morning. Cleaned out my closet with the intention of getting rid of some old shoes - which I did, but none of them were active... In fact I actually brought back some old Asics Stratus that I wore this afternoon. They actually felt very good. (Stratus black 1020.95)

Stratus Black Miles: 6.00Kinvara White Miles: 11.00
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Total Distance
20.50

AM - 14.5 Tempo loop. Approached the tempo a little different today. Started off with 2 miles at regular AT tempo (probably around 5:40 and 5:35 based off what Clyde's splits were, but my watch was set for this next section of the workout so not too sure), then went into a wave tempo with 2 mins at LT pace and 5 mins at AT pace - 5 sets. This was a brutal workout. The first set was really good and the quick section was actually faster than LT (what my goal actually will be someday) and the AT was in the 5:30's (also the goal), but then it just got tougher. Was able to keep the next 4 LT's at 5:15 ave, but the AT's were a touch off around low 5:40's (didn't get a full 5 mins on the last one, as the tempo section ended, but it was especially tough and a bit slow). The hardest part was to hear the watch beep and mentally wanting to drop into a recovery, but physically only being able to dial it back a little bit. I'll do a few more of these before Phoenix though and get better at it. (Hyper speed 2 392.5)

afternoon - 6 North Desert. Was thinking about doing Dino Tracks, but as I got near the trail, my legs were a bit tired from this morning and I decided to do the ND since it is easier. (Landreth blue 1043.9)

Pretty pleased about this year. Had some good races, overcame some injuries and had a lot of good times putting a bunch of miles.

Landreth Blue Miles: 6.00Hyper Speed 2 Miles: 14.50
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Total Distance
20.00

AM - 20 Logan's. We've hit this loop a few times and it has always been tough. Good conversation with the circle and James though. And Clyde had a run in with a branch that got us laughing pretty hard. Had finished the year with a shirts off run yesterday, so I had to start the year with a few bare chested miles this morning and then everyone joined in for the last couple! (Kinvara3 541.25)

Kinvara3 Miles: 20.00
Comments(1)
Total Distance
7.00

AM - 7 Target.  Back to the grind today.  And I kind of felt like it was all a grind.  (Oregon 732)

Oregon Miles: 7.00
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Total Distance
19.50

AM - DI/Mall. Felt a little better today than yesterday, but still having the blues a bit. I have worked really hard in my life to fight the depression that runs in my family, but every once in awhile it sneaks up and grabs me. Sometimes for no good reason. Yesterday was one of those days. I was tired from a lot of mileage earlier in the week, school started again and I have a tough day with no preps, I was missing my girls since I had been able to spend so much time with them over the break, and really the only thing I was looking forward to was running with the team for the first time in a month, but then I had a meeting after school. So when that was finally done, I just packed up and called it a day. (Ronin 239)

afternoon - 12.5 Grass/Hospital. Got out on the grass for five miles before practice and Matt was finishing up his run. S I grabbed him and we ran together for about 1.5. Then had a great group of boys out and we had a solid modified Hospital loop. Although I still felt the physical effects of the depression stuff, the mental was so much better. (Barefoot '14 5)(Hyper speed 435)

Hyper Speed(used) Miles: 7.50Ronin Miles: 7.00
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Total Distance
20.00

AM - 20 SG1/2. Met up with the Circle and Steven and ran the half course, but none of us really knew it because we've all ran about 15 different versions of it. Once we finished, the Circle added the Bloomington Loop (actually another version of the course from the past) and hit a few more miles. Neither Logan or I were up to killing it on in like Superfly, but about 3.5 of easy Tinman to pace it to the end. (Kinvara White 44)

Kind of an interesting week. A lot of miles (especially considering Thursday), but workout was just okay and I didn't get the other stuff in I wanted. Glad it's over; now move on.

Goals for next week: I guess my main focus should be to just get back feeling more positive. Once I do that, everything else will fall into place nicely I'm sure.

Kinvara White Miles: 20.00
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Total Distance
104.00
Stratus Black Miles: 6.00Kinvara White Miles: 31.00Landreth Blue Miles: 6.00Hyper Speed 2 Miles: 14.50Kinvara3 Miles: 20.00Oregon Miles: 7.00Hyper Speed(used) Miles: 7.50Ronin Miles: 7.00
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