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April 2011

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Location:

Salem,Ut,USA

Member Since:

May 06, 2006

Gender:

Male

Goal Type:

Boston Qualifier

Running Accomplishments:

2006 Ogden Marathon 4:19:33.

2006 St. George 4:05:31

2007 Riverwoods 1/2 Marathon 1:34:47

2007 Speedy Spaniard 10K 43:20

2007 Riverwoods 10 mile race 1:12:38

2008 St George Marathon 3:43:37 

2012 Spectrum 10K 43:54

2012 St. George Marathon 3:42:17 PR!

2014 St George Half  Marathon 1:40:34 C/PR

2019 American Fork Half Run Against Cancer 1:40:31 C/PR

2019 Nebo Half Marathon 1:38:09 2nd in my Age group 55-59.C/PR

Short-Term Running Goals:

Get more consistent like I was 5 to 6 years ago. 2020 I'd like to just run more overall.

Long-Term Running Goals:

Stay healthy and keep running until I'm really old, and maybe get a Boston Qualify.

Personal:

I am Married and my wife Cindie and I have 5 kids. I am an insurance agent and have been for over 30 years.

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Miles:This week: 18.70 Month: 88.39 Year: 88.39
Kayano 24 Sage Green Lifetime Miles: 118.79
Kayano 24 Blue & Yellow Lifetime Miles: 135.41
Nimbus 19 Red & Blue Lifetime Miles: 154.65
Kayano 24 Blue & Yellow Lifetime Miles: 128.31
Nimbus 20 Boston Blue Lifetime Miles: 149.74
Nimbus 21 Blue Lifetime Miles: 183.80
Nimbus 21 Red Lifetime Miles: 160.84
Numbus 21 Yellow & Black Lifetime Miles: 254.30
Nimbus 21 Grey Lifetime Miles: 197.27
Kayano 26 Gray Lifetime Miles: 40.20
Nimbus 21 Bright Green Lifetime Miles: 160.01
Kayano 25 Grey & Black Lifetime Miles: 83.46
Nimbus 21 Lite Blue Lifetime Miles: 123.12
Nimbus 22 Blue Lifetime Miles: 45.13
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesCrosstraining milesTotal Miles
24.410.000.000.0035.2059.61
Kayano 17 Blue Miles: 43.39Mizuno Wave Nirvana Miles: 4.72
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesCrosstraining milesTotal Miles
0.000.000.000.000.000.00

My calf is feeling pretty good so I have been given the green light to try a run tomorrow, Saturday, and see how it does. I'm excited to see how it does and hopfully get back into traning after a 2 week hiatis! Its been a long two weeks that's for sure! I have ran around alittle by the house and it seems pretty good but we will see how it does after 3 or 4 miles, that will be the true test.

See ya tomorrow.

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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesCrosstraining milesTotal Miles
5.100.000.000.000.005.10

First run in two weeks and my calf and shin did really well, my calf was a little sore but it was more stiffness than sore so I was pleasantly surprised. My legs kept wanting to run fast but I had to keep reeling them in they were really wanting to go! My average pace was 8:26 with my total time at 43:06, my HR average was at 150, I didn't feel like I was working real hard and my lungs felt good but I new the HR rate would be high with the two weeks off. After the run I did some strength training on my legs and then stretched really well and then topped that off with some ice on my calf... I hope my calf feels good enough to run on Monday it was really fun today and it was such a beautiful day I didn't want to stop:)

 

See ya Monday.

Kayano 17 Blue Miles: 5.10
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesCrosstraining milesTotal Miles
3.100.000.000.003.506.60

Well I went out with my little running club this afternoon, (Salem Running Club) and we ran out towards Payson, my calf and shin started hurting right off the bat so I ran with the kids for a mile and an half and then on the way back they picked it up. I was really feeling bad with my calf and shin cuz I thought I was getting better but that doesn't seem to be the case, so I kept it pretty easy on the way back and just tried to stay positive... Average pace for the run was 8:39 with my HR average at 146, total time was 26:50. After the run I decided to try the elliptical and I was able to do 35 minutes pretty much pain free, in fact the longer I went the better my leg felt, I was able to keep the RPM above 95 and I also had it clipping above 110 a few times.  I really can't figure this darn thing out. Maybe I have tendenitis in there and I just had to get it warmed up, or maybe it was the 800 mill that I took just before I got on there! All I know is it feels pretty good right now so I will see how it feels in the morning. After the run and the Elliptical I did my Upper body workout and then some push-ups, after a bad start I finished it up for a good workout and a positive conclusion.

See ya tomorrow.

Kayano 17 Blue Miles: 6.60
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesCrosstraining milesTotal Miles
1.720.000.000.003.004.72

Well, things are not looking to good for me right now I could only run about a half a mile and then I was limping. Not good! At this point I am very frustrated and pretty down because it looks like running is out of the question at least at this point... For some reason I can do the elliptical and it doesn't seem to bother the leg at all but running is another story! I could only stand about 30 minutes on the darn thing and that was all I had mentally, and I think some of that was the fact that I will be on the running sideline again for awhile longer. I just can't catch a break! Very, very Frustrating! I am able to do some weight baring excersizes which probably rules out a stress fracture, but I am concerned that it maybe compartment syndrom, how ever you spell it! That would not be a good thing either! I can't stand doctors so I don't know what to do to get this thing figured out!

Later.

Mizuno Wave Nirvana Miles: 4.72
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesCrosstraining milesTotal Miles
3.150.000.000.003.006.15

So I was able to get into this sports doc that my PT hooked me up with and he worked me over pretty good. He had me run just over three miles and he wanted pain to be flaring so he good get a handle on what is going on. He ruled out Compartment syndrome for now simple cuz my pain is to isolated. He took an ex-ray for a stress fracture and couldn't see anything but he wants to do a bone scan if the problem persists,  so he thinks I have a tendon that is torn along the bone and I have a torn muscle in the same area and so he had my PT do some A-Stym and some deep tissue message and he wants this to continue for two more weeks. If the pain persists then I will have to have a bone scan. In the mean time he wants me to continue with the elliptical or swimming or biking, no running for now. I can do the elliptical if I just change my mental outlook and I can continue with the strength training, so that is the plan. I ran 3.15 miles and then I had time for some more on the elliptical for 30 minutes with some resistance thrown in there too, I finished up with my upper body weight training and then some push-ups. So for the next 2 weeks it's me and Mr. Elliptical, its should be beautiful experience! 

See ya tomorrow.

Kayano 17 Blue Miles: 6.15
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesCrosstraining milesTotal Miles
0.000.000.000.005.505.50

I hit the elliptical after my sons soccer game, I did a 20 minute warm-up and then I did the contenders course up to a 5 resistance total time with that was 20 minutes and then I just kept on going for another 15 minutes. My calf and shin were a little sore but they held up pretty good, there pretty sore from all the scraping yesterday at the PT. After that I did my lower body weight training and then I called it a day, the time flew by on the elliptical as I watched the Masters, it made the elliptical a lot more tolerable.  Another PT appointment tomorrow for some more scraping, it should be fun. NOT!

See ya tomorrow.

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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesCrosstraining milesTotal Miles
0.000.000.000.006.006.00

I went to the PT at 2:45 this afternoon and I did 10 minutes on the stair climber, which kicked my butt, and then the scraping began and that was so special!  I then came home and did a 10 minute warm-up on the elliptical and then I did the backwoods course which has resistance up to 7 for 30 minutes and then I cooled down for another 10 minutes, so between the 3 little buggers I had 60 minutes total. After the elliptical I did my upper body weight training and then some push-ups. I will take Saturday and Sunday off as per the PT's instructions and then there will be more scraping on Monday before I head out of town. I am pretty proud of my self this week, I stayed positive and worked hard and got her done and I hope this remedy will get back out on the road soon.

See ya Monday.

Kayano 17 Blue Miles: 6.00
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Scraping! Ouch!!!

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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesCrosstraining milesTotal Miles
0.000.000.000.006.006.00

I did the elliptical for 50 minutes and then the stair-climber for 10 minutes, I ran the contenders course on the elliptical with resistance up to 5 and I kept the RPM up beat to moderate. After all the cross training I did my lower body weight training and then some push-ups, the leg feels pretty good and I'm wanting to run real bad. The Doctor wants me to try a couple of runs while I'm down in Arizona this week so that is the plan, no more than a couple of miles and just every other day but hey that's progress!

See ya tomorrow.

 

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Resting here in good old Queens Creek Arizona, 90 degrees and not a cloud in the sky it is a beautiful place. No running today, just taking it easy.

 

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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesCrosstraining milesTotal Miles
2.000.000.000.000.002.00

The PT wanted me to try out the old leg and see how it feels so I ran a couple of miles but the pain is still there, it has improved a little bit but I still have some issues so I think I'm going to be out  a little longer;( I'm very frustrated but theres really nothing I can do, all I can do is accept it like a man and pray and hope for the best, it just really sucks!!! Oh well, enough complaining!!!

See ya Later. 

Kayano 17 Blue Miles: 2.00
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesCrosstraining milesTotal Miles
2.000.000.000.003.205.20

I ran 2 miles out on the road to just test things out before I went to the PT to get scraped and everything felt good... I will hopefully get the green light to build back up slowly and start getting after it again. I did the stair-climber for 10 minutes and then Darin did the scraping thing, after that I came home and did 23 minutes on the elliptical to finish up. These next two days are going to be hell! I'll explain later but its hard seeing your kids go through hell and have no control over it, I love them so much and I am praying for Heavenly father to be with them at this very difficult time.

See ya Later.

Kayano 17 Blue Miles: 5.20
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesCrosstraining milesTotal Miles
3.100.000.000.000.003.10

I went to the doctor today and he wants me to up my mileage to 3 miles every other day so we can check my progress, if things go bad again then he will have to start checking for compartment syndrome. So after the appointment I ran my 3 miles, 8:36 average with my HR at 151, after the run I stretched and then I did my upper body weigh training. Tomorrow I will cross-train, as ordered by the doctor, and then I'll run before my PT appointment and then I will be scraped again, the doctor wants me to have a couple more treatments.

As I said earlier in the week we had a family tragedy over spring break, my ex-wife the mother of my two kids passed away unexpectedly. It was the hardest thing that I ever had to witness!!! Watching Abby and Ethan go through hell and back again was almost more than I could bare! Even though they have both lived with me and they only saw her on special occasions and via the phone it was still heart breaking! I know we have the eternal perspective and that is a true blessing but it was so very difficult! I have been charged with handling a portion of her estate, which there is little, but her parents wanted me to be involved so I am trying to do that to the best of my ability... We had her funeral yesterday and so now the healing process has started and I hope I can do my best to help my kids through that part of it, heart Breaking!  I hope she is finally at peace and may God hold her close until we meet again, take care Allison.

See ya tomorrow.

Kayano 17 Blue Miles: 3.10
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesCrosstraining milesTotal Miles
0.000.000.000.005.005.00

I did 50 minutes on the elliptical and then I did some strength training on my legs, my leg was a little sore but not to bad. I had resistance on the elliptical up to 5 and the rpm average was 90 and above. PT tomorrow and hopefully some more running.

Later.

Kayano 17 Blue Miles: 5.00
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesCrosstraining milesTotal Miles
4.240.000.000.000.004.24

I ran 3.10 miles before the PT appointment, my leg felt okay a little achy after the run...  It felt better after the PT scraped it,  I then did some stretching and then the PT had me run another 1.14 miles before I left, so a total of 4.24, my average was 8:40 for all 4 miles. My leg really felt good that last mile I guess scraping is a wonderful thing, at least after its over its a wonderful thing. The PT said I can run  a few tomorrow if its feeling good so I might try some running in the morning.

See ya tomorrow.

Kayano 17 Blue Miles: 4.24
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesCrosstraining milesTotal Miles
24.410.000.000.0035.2059.61
Kayano 17 Blue Miles: 43.39Mizuno Wave Nirvana Miles: 4.72
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