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August 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

Short-Term Running Goals:

I would like to stay healthy this year and qualify for Boston, 2008 was pretty tough injury wise...

Long-Term Running Goals:

Stay healthy and keep running until I'm really old, and maybe run a sub 3 hour marathon...

Personal:

I am Married and my wife Cindie and I have 5 kids. I am an insurance agent and have an agency with my Dad that we have had for all most 30 Plus years.

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Miles:This week: 5.75 Month: 13.85 Year: 1033.48
Nimbus 17 Red & Gray Lifetime Miles: 117.36
Kayano 22 Gray And Green Lifetime Miles: 66.50
Nimbus 18 Blue Lifetime Miles: 142.04
Kayano 24 Blue & Orange Lifetime Miles: 159.90
Nimbus 19 Blue Lifetime Miles: 183.95
Kayano 24 Sage Green Lifetime Miles: 118.79
Kayano 24 Blue & Yellow Lifetime Miles: 126.75
Nimbus 19 Red & Blue Lifetime Miles: 136.35
Kayano 23 Grey-Blue Lifetime Miles: 129.85
Kayano 24 Blue & Yellow Lifetime Miles: 47.33
Kayano 25 Dark Blue Lifetime Miles: 49.70
Nimbus 20 Boston Blue Lifetime Miles: 82.58
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesCrosstraining milesTotal Miles
22.306.000.000.0033.3061.60
Nimbus 15 Orange And Gray Miles: 23.10Nimbus 13 Green New2013 Miles: 4.10Nimbus 15 Grey & Lime Miles: 15.20Kayano 19 Red Yellow & Blue Miles: 12.00Kayano 18 Blue And Black Miles: 5.10
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesCrosstraining milesTotal Miles
5.106.000.000.000.0011.10

I was able to run Payson Canyon this morning with the gang, my calf did surprisingly well. It was a little sore at the beginning but it seemed the longer I went the better it seemed to feel so that was a pleasant surprise! I ran with Kim for some and then I ran the last half with Tom and Alan, I didn't push the pace but I had 6 miles that were 8 minute mile pace or less so that was a good thing. My average pace was 8:03 with a total time of 1:28:46, the goal is to get this were I'm averaging a 7:30 pace or better so I am real close. I really needed this run today and I almost didn't go because of the fear of my calf not being able to handle it but it did so that's one under my belt. I finished up with my Lower body weight training, squats, leg raises and calf raises.

See ya tomorrow.

Nimbus 15 Orange And Gray Miles: 11.00
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No running today! Very sore from the Payson Canyon Run yesterday, it almost feels like I ran a darn marathon! Not good! I hope I can run tomorrow.

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0.000.000.000.004.104.10

I wasn't able to run much today because of my really bad quads that were hurting, they were pretty sore from the Payson canyon run on Thursday and I wasn't going to make it worse. Joel worked on my calf last night to and it was pretty tender and sore so I went conservative. 4.10 miles on the elliptical in 40 minutes, it took me a bit to get the legs so they would actually go a decent clip but then it seemed to get the old quads pretty loose, I'm hoping that I will be able to get back at it on Monday.

See Ya Monday.

Nimbus 13 Green New2013 Miles: 4.10
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2.000.000.000.004.006.00

I ran out towards Payson this morning and my poor calf just would not cooperate! Very Painful, so after a mile I turned back for home and went down on the elliptical for 40 minutes just so I could feel like I did something! Joel is suppose to work on it again tonight, so I don't know what to think... Very disappointed and really, really, frustrated! Every year getting ready for St George this happens, every D@#$ Year! Same injury! Same place! Same frustration!!!!

Later!

Nimbus 15 Grey & Lime Miles: 6.00
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesCrosstraining milesTotal Miles
5.100.000.000.002.007.10

I warmed up on the elliptical for 2 miles and then I went out on the road for 5 miles and some change. I ran out towards Mini GU corner and it was way hot, I usually run in the mornings but I couldn't today so I went this afternoon. It was pretty windy and way warm but I survived, my calf seemed okay but it would be sore when I stopped so that was a little of a concern but it did better than I thought it would. Average pace for the run was 8:29 with a total time of 43:00 even, I had soccer practice with Ethan after my run so no time for anything else today.

See ya tomorrow. 

Nimbus 15 Orange And Gray Miles: 7.10
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My calf was so bad today that I could barley walk so nothing today. Very frustrated! but what else is new!

Later.

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Joel worked on my Calf last night and it is way sore so decided to take it off again today.

See ya tomorrow.

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60 minutes on the elliptical and probably the same tomorrow, that's all my PT will let me do for now so I will have to live with it.

Later.

Kayano 19 Red Yellow & Blue Miles: 6.00
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0.000.000.000.006.006.00

I ran 60 minutes on the elliptical, calf seems to be coming around and I'm hoping that I will be able to get some running in this week! I hope I am finally getting past this darn thing!

See ya tomorrow.

Kayano 19 Red Yellow & Blue Miles: 6.00
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Good news, I get to try a 5 miler tomorrow to see how the calf holds up! Wish me luck!

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5.100.000.000.000.005.10

I ran out towards Mini GU but stopped a little short, calf was feeling better but not a hundred percent but for sure on the mend. The real bad thing was my legs felt like lead bricks, they had no strength and it was a death march pretty much so a little discouraging... I had some old shoes on so that maybe that had something to do with it, I will try new shoes tomorrow and see how things go. I feel like I have a long way to go, oh well at least I was able to run. Pace was way slow at 9:14 with a total time of 47:02 I finished up with some upper body weight training and then some push-ups. We will see how my calf recovers for tomorrow and I hope I can continue running and get back to it!

See ya tomorrow.

Kayano 18 Blue And Black Miles: 5.10
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I tried to run this morning and it was a no go with my darn calf! I'm really considering just bagging the marathon at this point, I'm really disappointed and I'm not sure what I'm going to do but I am running out of time and it doesn't want to get better... I will maybe give it until Monday and see if there's any improvement if there isn't then I'm out!

See ya tomorrow. 

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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesCrosstraining milesTotal Miles
4.000.000.000.003.007.00

Well, I tried some new topical stuff on my calf that I got from Pat Loss that he has used in the past and it seemed to help a little bit. I was able to run some but I really didn't feel great just from the fact that I just have no energy, but the calf did better today so I have decided to give this thing another week and my plan is to see if I can get my mileage back up to where it was before the injury this next week...  And then if I can get in a decent long run next week, 10 to 15 miles, then my plan is to stay in this and see what I can do, I would still have time to get in a couple 20 milers and then maybe not taper as much but again that will all depend on next week. I will have to be able to be back up to at least 6 to 7 miles a day by Friday and then a decent long run on Saturday. No watch today as it was out of battery but it felt like about an 9 minute mile, very slow and very laboring, I hit the elliptical for 3 miles in 30 minutes and I felt a little better after that. I all so did my lower body weight training in between the running and the elliptical.

See ya Monday.

Nimbus 15 Grey & Lime Miles: 7.00
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I went out this morning and tried to run and I only got in about a half a mile and I had to turn back! My calf was hurting and I have a pinched nerve on the same leg that was really painful that went all the way to my lower back. It gave me a sinsation that my leg was going to give out, really disappointing! I got home and just sat on the porch in dis-belief:( I think that ths is probably it for me this year... I will see what happens the rest of the week but it doesn't look good, I just hope I can get out of my Hotel rooms, I am not going to be forced to go down and waste a bunch of money that I don't have.  Just really having a bad day today I was really holding out hope for something good this morning but maybe its just not meant to be this year.

Later.

Nimbus 15 Orange And Gray Miles: 1.00
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20 Minutes elliptical.

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Being injured sucks!!!!

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Still Nursing my calf and my strained abdominal muscle, frustrated but still keeping the faith! I know I will heal up eventually and then I'll be back at it. I'm driving my wife crazy though!

 

Later.

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0.000.000.000.002.202.20

I ran 2.2 miles on the elliptical in 22 minutes. I still can't run at all but I have no pain on the elliptical so my PT said that was a go. between my stess fracture and my strained abdonmial muscle I am not feeling real great, but I know it will get better but it is going to be a long haul.

See ya Later.

Nimbus 15 Grey & Lime Miles: 2.20
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesCrosstraining milesTotal Miles
0.000.000.000.004.004.00

40 minutes on nthe elliptical with some resistance, afterward I did my lower body weight training and it finally felt good to actually do something. Everything felt pretty good so I am hoping that I am on the road to recovery some what. Its a little late but I will take anything that I can get at this point.

Later.

Nimbus 15 Orange And Gray Miles: 4.00
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Nothing today. My elliptical is not working and I won't have it fixed until next week some time, if it wasn't for bad luck I'd have no luck at all! This year was not meant to be for a marathon.

I might just stop running all together.

Later.

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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesCrosstraining milesTotal Miles
22.306.000.000.0033.3061.60
Nimbus 15 Orange And Gray Miles: 23.10Nimbus 13 Green New2013 Miles: 4.10Nimbus 15 Grey & Lime Miles: 15.20Kayano 19 Red Yellow & Blue Miles: 12.00Kayano 18 Blue And Black Miles: 5.10
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