"A Hefty Hunk Of Steamin Junk"

June 2013

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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: 7.25 Month: 7.25 Year: 1342.83
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: 248.15
Nimbus 21 Grey Lifetime Miles: 197.27
Kayano 26 Gray Lifetime Miles: 32.07
Nimbus 21 Bright Green Lifetime Miles: 122.96
Kayano 25 Grey & Black Lifetime Miles: 52.51
Nimbus 21 Lite Blue Lifetime Miles: 77.52
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesCrosstraining milesTotal Miles
141.377.500.000.000.00148.87
Nimbus 15 Grey & Lime Miles: 97.81Kayano 19 Red Yellow & Blue Miles: 7.15Kayano 18 Silver & Red Miles: 7.21Nimbus 13 White & Blue Miles: 14.50Nimbus 13 Green New2013 Miles: 22.20
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesCrosstraining milesTotal Miles
13.150.000.000.000.0013.15

I was able to get out the door around 6 or so am this morning and I headed out to Gu and then down into the river bottoms and then came back the same way all via canal road. I ran into My brother and his son and we chatted for awhile, it is always good to know that there are other friends out there getting after it! I felt okay for the most part but after 8 miles I got a little light headed so I stopped at the Stake Center and took some GU and some Gatorade shots and it seemed to help. When I got back to the house I went for another 3 mile loop by my house, my average pace for the run was 8:25 with a total time of 1:50:47, I had some quicker miles in the middle of the run, 8:09, 8:16 and then my last mile was my fastest at 8:12, they felt really comfortable and I wasn't really working to hard. I hope I can continue on this road that I'm on and stay injury free, it would be a first for me in getting ready for SG.

See ya Monday. 

Nimbus 15 Grey & Lime Miles: 13.15
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesCrosstraining milesTotal Miles
7.150.000.000.000.007.15

I ran the Payson Park loop this morning and it wasn't a good run at all, it was pretty much a death march and the last two miles were brutally tough! I was having stomach issues the last 2 miles or so and I barley made it home if you know what I mean, not a pretty sight! My legs were just so dead today and I don't know why, maybe it was the up tempo type run on Saturday but that wasn't even that big of deal because I was pretty much the same as during the week, my average pace that is, so I really don't know why it was such a pain this morning.  My average pace was way slow at 8:54 with a total time of 1:03:27, I finished up with some upper body weight training and then some push-ups, the strength training was even tough, I must be coming down with something or it was just a bad day! Maybe tomorrow will be better.

See ya tomorrow.

Kayano 19 Red Yellow & Blue Miles: 7.15
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesCrosstraining milesTotal Miles
5.452.000.000.000.007.45

I meet Chad over to Peteetneet school in Payson and we ran up Payson Canyon to Beer can Flats and then back to the school, just over 6 miles round trip. The last two miles coming out of the canyon were 7:30 spot on so it was a pretty good workout, really good uphill and then some pretty good downhill. After I got home I cooled down a mile out to the Stake Center and back, average pace for the run was 8:28 with a total time of 1:03:03, after the run I did my lower body weight training. It was a great run and I felt so much better than yesterday, which is a good thing!

See ya tomorrow.

Nimbus 15 Grey & Lime Miles: 7.45
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Couldn't find anytime today to run so no mileage;(

See ya tomorrow.

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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesCrosstraining milesTotal Miles
7.210.000.000.000.007.21

I ran out Past Mini GU and half way up power house and then back to the house all via canal road... I did not feel good today and the last mile or so was like a death march, my average pace was slow at 8:51 with a total time of 1:03:49. I think the shoes that I wore have had their day they have over 300 miles on them and it seems that when they get that many miles on them my legs really start to feel it, old age sucks! After the run I did a light lower body weight training to finish up.

See ya tomorrow.

 

Kayano 18 Silver & Red Miles: 7.21
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So I didn't even get out this morning, I was going to go at like 5am but I slept through my alarm and then I didn't have enough time to run before my golf that I had planned so I ran nothing today... kind of a lousy week of training  but I did get some hill work in but I need to make sure on Saturday"s that I don't schedule anymore golf unless its in the afternoon, it screws everything up as far as my long run goes. Back at it Monday!

Later. 

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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesCrosstraining milesTotal Miles
7.200.000.000.000.007.20

I ran the Payson Park loop this morning and what a warm morning it was! Crazy warm! I guess summer is finally here! My legs felt okay for most of the run but then with about a mile to go they really hit the wall for some stupid reason but I was glad to get her done this morning as I didn't have a real good training week last week. My average pace was fair at 8:28 with a total time of 1:00:47, after the run I did my upper body weight training and then finished up with some push-ups. My goal for this week is 45 miles plus, so I really have to stay motivated and consistent, no more weeks like last week I have stay with it and get a run in everyday from here on until St. George.

See ya tomorrow.

Nimbus 15 Grey & Lime Miles: 7.20
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesCrosstraining milesTotal Miles
4.303.000.000.000.007.30

I ran Payson Canyon this morning with Chad, we ran 3 up and then 3 down on the 3 miles downhill we did a little progression run, 7:46, 7:34, 7:04, I felt pretty good on the downhill section not to good on the uphill. After I returned home I ran out to the Stake Center to cool down for a mile, average pace for the day was 8:13 with a total time of 1:00:03, after the run I did my lower body weight training, just the usual.

See ya tomorrow.

Nimbus 13 White & Blue Miles: 7.30
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesCrosstraining milesTotal Miles
7.500.000.000.000.007.50

I ran after work today and I was able to get out around 6pm or so and I ran the old Blue Mailbox route. I felt okay but it was kind of breezy at times but I was able to get her done. My average pace was 8:26 with a total time of 1:03:07, I was glad to over come my laziness and get it done today.

See ya tomorrow. 

Nimbus 13 Green New2013 Miles: 7.50
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesCrosstraining milesTotal Miles
6.100.000.000.000.006.10

I ran out to Mini GU via canal road and I didn't feel good at all, my guts hurt from the get go and my legs were pretty dead from the late run last night so my pace was way slow... I hope I haven't pulled a muscle in my stomach cuz that would really tick me off, its been there the last little while but after about a half a mile it goes away but not today. I will have a lite day tomorrow so I'll see how it is then, my average pace was slow at 9:12 with a total time of 55:54. After the run I finished up with some lower body weight training, just the usual exercise's. 

See ya tomorrow.

Nimbus 15 Grey & Lime Miles: 6.10
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesCrosstraining milesTotal Miles
12.100.000.000.000.0012.10

I ran out past GU and then down into the river bottoms, my strained abdominal pain was okay, it seemed to get better as the run went on so I'm hoping its just a little strain and I will be able to continue to train with no problems,  I then returned home the same way all via canal road... My average pace was okay at 8:31 with a total time of 1:43:00 even, I felt better towards the end and not so good in the middle but it was a good run and I'm glad that I was able to get it done.

See ya Monday 

Nimbus 15 Grey & Lime Miles: 12.10
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesCrosstraining milesTotal Miles
7.200.000.000.000.007.20

I ran the Payson Park loop this morning via canal road, I felt pretty good but towards the end my legs started to feel really tired but it was still a good run. My average pace was 8:31 with a total time of 1:01:07, after the run I did my upper body weight training and then finished up with some push-ups. I didn't do any crunches as I am still trying to get my abdominal strain feeling better and it was feeling much better today so I'm hoping I'm on the road to recovery with that.

See ya tomorrow.

Nimbus 13 Green New2013 Miles: 7.20
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Not time today...

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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesCrosstraining milesTotal Miles
7.200.000.000.000.007.20

This was one of the worst runs of my life! My legs were dead from the get go, not fun! I ran out Past mini GU and then back to the house all via canal road, my average pace was way slow at 8:58 and my total time was 1:04:32... After the run I did my upper body weight training and then I finished up with some push-ups. I really wonder if runs like this ever really make a difference, I felt like I was wasting my time out there today.

See ya tomorrow.

Nimbus 15 Grey & Lime Miles: 7.20
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Went fishing today with my son Ethan, we went up to strawberry and had a great time catching lots of fish! No running today.

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No running today. I might run a little after work maybe later this evening but the way my legs felt on wednesday I might just cut my loses and go long tomorrow. I have found out that sometimes with running that some weeks less is better, this might be one of those weeks:) Aw to be young again! Not!

See ya tomorrow.

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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesCrosstraining milesTotal Miles
16.100.000.000.000.0016.10

I was hoping that I would have a good run this morning where I had taken a couple of days off and I did have a pretty good run, I felt pretty good through out the run and my pace was up beat... A lot of the miles were in the 8:10 to 8:15 range and then I had a few slower miles as well so a pretty good mix, I ran out past GU and then down into the river bottoms and then I ran my 2 mile loop down in there and then headed back to the house the same way. I was able to see a few friends along the way which always makes it fun... When I got back to the house I had some Gatorade at the top of the street so I fueled up and then ran out past the old and then back to the house, I was feeling pretty good so I did another 2 mile loop out past the stake center and then back to the house.. My average pace was 8:22 with a total time of 2:15:35, I had planed on just doing 14 miles but I felt so good that I felt like a few more so I went with it, it was a beautiful morning.

See ya Monday 

Nimbus 15 Grey & Lime Miles: 16.10
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesCrosstraining milesTotal Miles
7.200.000.000.000.007.20

I ran the Payson Park Loop this morning via canal road, my legs felt like a couple of cement blocks but I was able to keep the pace pretty steady through out the run, on the way home with about a half mile left I started to have stomach issues and I barley made it home... My average pace was at 8:29 with a total time of 1:00:45, I finished up with some upper body weight training and then some push-ups. It has been a good start to the week, my stomach and abdominal region is still pretty tender so I'm not sure what is going on there. I can still run okay but it seems the longer I go the more I feel, Saturday it was pretty sore at times and then other times it seemed okay so I will have to keep an eye on it just to be sure.

See ya tomorrow.

Nimbus 13 White & Blue Miles: 7.20
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesCrosstraining milesTotal Miles
7.160.000.000.000.007.16

So this was another really bad run this morning! My legs were so dead that it was just a struggle the whole run, I looked back to when it happened last week and I think I know why... Yesterday I was so busy at work that I skipped lunch and then ate a light dinner and nothing else, I'm not fueling up properly after my runs. I have to eat at least lunch and breakfast it will do me no good if I don't. Note to self, EAT! I ran out past Mini GU and then back to the house all via canal road, my average pace was way way slow at 9:30 with a total time of 1:07:58, like I said way slow! I finished up with my lower body weight training, that felt better than running. I was suppose to run Payson Canyon today with the boys but it was good thing that I didn't cuz I would have crashed and burned big time.

See ya tomorrow.

Nimbus 15 Grey & Lime Miles: 7.16
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesCrosstraining milesTotal Miles
6.001.500.000.000.007.50

I ran the old blue mailbox route this morning, it was a little warm out there this morning, I ran a 2 mile warm up and then I did 6 quarter mile pick-ups. I felt okay but not great, I wasn't very smooth at all, very choppy, but I was able to get it done. The pace was between 7:30 and 7:40 pace for each pick-up so a little slower than I would like but at least I was able to do a little speed... With about a mile and a half left to get home I ran with Pat Loss for about a mile of that and we picked up the pace to around an 8 minute mile for that bit and then I took it easy the last .50 to home. Average pace was a little better this morning at 8:24 with a total time of 1:02:52, I finished up some upper body weight training and then some push-ups.

See ya tomorrow.

Nimbus 13 Green New2013 Miles: 7.50
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesCrosstraining milesTotal Miles
6.201.000.000.000.007.20

I ran out past Mini Gu and half way up Power house road, I felt pretty good today for a change I had an unsettled stomach for a little bit but then it went away. On the way back I decided to see if I could beat the 8:30 guy the rest of the way home, I increased the pace a little each mile with the last mile at 8:00 pace so I'm counting that as MP. My average pace was 8:27 with a total time of 1:00:34, I finished up with my lower body weight training, just the usual. It was a good run and I'm glad I got out this morning.

See ya tomorrow.

Nimbus 15 Grey & Lime Miles: 7.20
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesCrosstraining milesTotal Miles
14.150.000.000.000.0014.15

The plan today was to run down into the river bottoms and do my 2 mile loop down in there, just like last week, and then head back to the house and tack on a few more after that. I did not feel great at all today, pace was slow and labored and the legs were pretty much dead from the get go, it was hotter today so maybe I'm not use to it but it was a tough day out there. Last weeks 16 miler was easier than this 14 miler, not good.  My average pace was 8::47 with a total time of 2:04:23, I didn't see a lot of runners out this morning, I did see Tom and Kim but that was about it.

See ya tomorrow. 

Nimbus 15 Grey & Lime Miles: 14.15
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesCrosstraining milesTotal Miles
141.377.500.000.000.00148.87
Nimbus 15 Grey & Lime Miles: 97.81Kayano 19 Red Yellow & Blue Miles: 7.15Kayano 18 Silver & Red Miles: 7.21Nimbus 13 White & Blue Miles: 14.50Nimbus 13 Green New2013 Miles: 22.20
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