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September 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.

Favorite Blogs:

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
57.250.000.000.003.1060.35
Nimbus 15 Grey & Lime Miles: 10.45Nimbus 15 Orange And Gray Miles: 19.02Nimbus 13 White & Blue Miles: 6.10Nimbus 13 Green New2013 Miles: 6.45Kayano 19 Blue & Purple Miles: 12.23
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesCrosstraining milesTotal Miles
2.200.000.000.000.002.20

Well I tried some running this morning on the treadmill and I was really surprised by everything, I ran 2.20 miles in 19 minutes and i had a couple of quarter mile repeats at an 8 minute pace in the middle of the run.. My calf seemed to do pretty good and there was hardly any pain at all, I'm not sure what that means but I will try it out on the road tomorrow and see how it goes. I did still have some pain in my abdominal area but it seemed to get better the farther I went so that is a positive as well, I will try running 3 miles tomorrow and see how I do and if theres no pain then I will increase a little each day until the end of the week and then see where I'm at. If I can go this whole week with no pain and if I could get a couple of long runs in before Marathon then I might give it a try. I figure if I can get in a 15 miler and then an 18 miler in consecutive weeks then it could be doable. I don't want to get a head of myself though cuz then I'll just be disappointed again and i don't want to go through that.

Nimbus 15 Grey & Lime Miles: 2.20
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesCrosstraining milesTotal Miles
3.420.000.000.000.003.42

I tried running outside today, I ran out past the stake center and out to the T in the road. Calf was marginal at best but my abdominal aera was not good, it pretty much hurt every step so that was not good... Calf started to hurt a little towards but nothing to bad, I don't know what the heck I've done to my abdominals, I must have strained it some how. Pace wasn't bad at the start but I was pretty much just jogging at the end so my pace slowed the further I went, that was mostly because of my abdomen. My average pace was 9:10 with a total time of 31:21, after the run I did some light lower body weight training to finish up. I don't really know where I go from here, I will stay running for as long as I can this week and see if it gets better. I should have my Elliptical fixed in a few days so I would like to run some and then cross training on the ellipitical if I can. I know that I can do that for as long as I can stand so maybe run 3 to 4 miles and then 3 miles on the elliptical, maybe. It all depends on if I can continue to run or not, if I can't then I'm just going to stop everything and just get healed up.

See ya tomorrow.

Nimbus 15 Orange And Gray Miles: 3.42
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Nothing today...

See ya tomorrow.

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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesCrosstraining milesTotal Miles
4.150.000.000.000.004.15

I ran out towards Payson this morning, I felt a little better this morning but my pace is so pathedic its really frustrating. I am hoping after a few more runs that this will subside and I will have a little more zip,  I hope anyway... Average pace was slower than Tuesday at 9:19 with a total time of 38:27, I did do some lower body weight training to finish up. I'm thankful to be running even though I am a long way away from where I was 6 weeks ago, we will see how it goes tomorrow.

See ya tomorrow.

Nimbus 15 Grey & Lime Miles: 4.15
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Nothing felt good today, leg & Calf  hurt and abdonmin was super sore so I didn't run. I am offically out of the marathon there is no way I can even com close to running more than 5 miles if even that. So maybe next year. I need to get healed up so I can start attacking it again.

Later.

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Nothing...

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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesCrosstraining milesTotal Miles
6.050.000.000.000.006.05

My goal was to run out to mini GU and damn the costs, I was able to do it but my pace each mile just slowed until I was at a slow jog towards the end... My calf did okay but my abdomen did not, its just really tender and sore and I don't know why. My first mile is generally pretty good and then each mile I get slower and slower, its hard to understand.  I did pick it up for one mile and I was able to do a 8:26 mile but my stomach area was really sore and it was really sore the rest of the way...  I really don't know what to think and I don't know if I should go to the doctor or not, if it is a strain then it will just need to take some time to heal, I just don't know. It has been a tough go the last few months and I guess I'll just keep doing what I can do and see if it gets better the next week or so and if doesn't then I guess  I'll need to go to the Doctor. I finished up with some lower body weight training, I feel lucky to just get a run in today.

 

See you tomorrow.

Nimbus 15 Orange And Gray Miles: 6.05
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Nothing again...

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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesCrosstraining milesTotal Miles
4.100.000.000.000.004.10

I ran out towards Payson this morning and gave her another try, my legs still feel beat up and tired, my abdomen seem to do a little better but I did take some ibuprofen before the run so it must have taken the edge off some. My pace was a little better but I had to really work myself just to keep it under an 9 minute pace average, but my calf seemed fine if I could only get me abdomen to co-operate I might be able to get back into it. Depending on how things go and if I get back to training then I might sign up for the Snow Canyon Half Marathon in November, but at this point that is only wishful thinking... My average pace was 8:57 and my total time was 36:37, I'm pretty happy with the whole run really, after the run I did some lower body weight training to finish up.

See ya tomorrow.

Nimbus 15 Grey & Lime Miles: 4.10
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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 and then back to the house all via canal road and the stake center, pace was a lot better today for some reason. I still have that darn abdomen discomfort but I seemed to work through it better today and it wasn't to bad, my average pace was 8:33 with a total time of 51:57, I couldn't have ran any farther than I did but I am happy with the run and it was a step in the right direction.

See ya tomorrow.

Nimbus 13 White & Blue Miles: 6.10
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Not much happening. I went to the doctor and it looks like I have a hernia! 

Maybe that's why I need to not run the marathon! Oh well, such is life!

later.

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6.100.000.000.000.006.10

I will probably start doing some running this week, mainly because when I go to the surgeon I want to be sure that the pain I've been having is actually from a hernia. I don't have a lot of trust in doctors, if you know what I mean:)

Later.

PM- I ran out to Mini GU corner and I felt pretty darn good, calf seems to be healed up and my hernia now seems slightly better but it is way tender and sore so I will probably still have it fixed in a few weeks. I'll see what the doctor says next week and then go from there. My pace was okay but I felt like I had really good form for a change and I felt like a runner again, I don't know how I will feel tomorrow but I will deal with that when it gets here. Average pace 8:55 with my last 2 miles in the 8:30 range, I finished up with some light upper body weight training and then some push-ups.

See ya tomorrow.

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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesCrosstraining milesTotal Miles
6.250.000.000.000.006.25

I ran the payaon park loop today but cut out the rollers, I didn't feel as good this morning really tender and after about 4 miles my legs really got tired.  But it was a good tired. My pace was slower today at 9:24 with a total time of 58:31, pace wise it sucked but I am just glad to be running. I might take tomorrow off, it will depend how my hernia is feeling, its really sore and tender today.

See ya tomorrow.

Nimbus 15 Orange And Gray Miles: 6.25
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesCrosstraining milesTotal Miles
3.350.000.000.003.106.45

Am-Nothing this morning but hopefully something after work. Hernia really sore this morning, so I'll probably do the elliptical or maybe the treadmill, depends on how I feel.

PM- I started out with 30 minutes on the elliptical and I ran 3.10 miles in that 30 minutes, I then stretched for a minute and then I jumped on the treadmill for 30 minutes and I was able to run 3.35 miles, I did some pick-ups at the end of each mile for .25. they weren't very fast though,  but they were faster than I have been going the last little bit so that is progress! It was a good way to end the day and I was able to stay out of the rain outside so it was a win, win!

See ya tomorrow.

Nimbus 13 Green New2013 Miles: 6.45
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesCrosstraining milesTotal Miles
6.100.000.000.000.006.10

Ran the mini GU route, felt okay going out and then better on the way back. Pace was slow and my legs seemed really tired at times, hernia was tolerable though. Average pace was slow at 9:14 with a total time of 55:10, beautiful day out just the right temps! I hope it really cools down for the marathon next week, I want the boys in girls to have a good race, evening though I can't run it.

 

See ya tomorrow.

Kayano 19 Blue & Purple Miles: 6.10
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3.300.000.000.000.003.30

Today's plan was to go liter so I've been running 6's so I decided run half of that so I did. I ran out past the old barn towards Payson in the nice overcast and rain. My legs were really tired so I just went with it and took it nice and easy. My average pace was 9:30 with a total time of 31:15, I know it's about a minute off my normal training pace but I'm happy to just be out. I know when I get my hernia done I'll be out a while, at least a month, so I need to try and do what I can until then. It's been a good week.

See ya tomorrow.

Nimbus 15 Orange And Gray Miles: 3.30
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Nothing today.... I'm a little bummed about it but not to bad. Hernia was pretty sore and I had a soccer game with Ethan in South Jordan this morning so it's all good.

See ya Monday.

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It looks like the weather will be great for the race on Saturday, that's good news. I will miss being there this year but I hope my brother and all my running friends have a great race, I'll be keeping track of each of them through out the race!

Good luck to all of you!

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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesCrosstraining milesTotal Miles
6.130.000.000.000.006.13

I ran out towards Payson and I could tell I was running a little better this morning because my turn over was a lot quicker, hernia was still a bother but about the same so no worries there. After about 4 miles I had to take Ethan to school and then I came home and ran a couple more out past the Stake Center and back. Average pace was 8:43 with the last 3 in the sub 8:30 range, I finished up with some lite upper body weight training and then some push-ups. So a lot better this morning, I go to see the surgeon tomorrow about my Hernia so I hope he will set a date and then I get the darn thing fixed.

See ya tomorrow.

Kayano 19 Blue & Purple Miles: 6.13
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesCrosstraining milesTotal Miles
57.250.000.000.003.1060.35
Nimbus 15 Grey & Lime Miles: 10.45Nimbus 15 Orange And Gray Miles: 19.02Nimbus 13 White & Blue Miles: 6.10Nimbus 13 Green New2013 Miles: 6.45Kayano 19 Blue & Purple Miles: 12.23
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