"A Hefty Hunk Of Steamin Junk"

October 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: 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
79.520.000.000.000.0079.52
Kayano 19 Blue & Purple Miles: 38.72Nimbus 15 Grey & Lime Miles: 15.95Nimbus 15 Orange And Gray Miles: 19.50Nimbus 13 Green New2013 Miles: 5.26
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesCrosstraining milesTotal Miles
0.000.000.000.000.000.00

So I go to the surgeon today and he checks me out and says that I don't have a hernia! What The?! He seemd to think its some kind of pulled muscle. He wants me to quit running for two weeks and then see where we are at! I don't know what to think? He gave me some excersizes and stretches to do so I guess I will try that and then see how it goes. I am very frustrated right now!

Darn Doctors!

later.

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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesCrosstraining milesTotal Miles
6.200.000.000.000.006.20

I ran 4 miles after work and I ran out towards Payson past the old barn via canal road, after returning home and realizing that I didn't have to take Ethan to Cross Country I went out for a couple more miles out past the stake center. Pace was easy and just enjoying the nice afternoon temps! My average pace was 8:56 with a total time of 55:15, after the run I did some lite upper body weight training and then some push-ups. My abdomen was ok, I've been doing what the Doctors have told me to do but it feels better when and after I run, so for now I will run and see how it goes.

See ya tomorrow.

Kayano 19 Blue & Purple Miles: 6.20
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesCrosstraining milesTotal Miles
4.000.000.000.000.004.00

I ran out past the stake center this morning, my legs were really dead and my lower right leg felt like it was going to give out in me! I ran 4 miles in 40 minutes, just really, really slow! But it was still good to get out even though my old body seems to be falling apart!

See ya tomorrow.

Nimbus 15 Grey & Lime Miles: 4.00
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesCrosstraining milesTotal Miles
4.100.000.000.000.004.10

I ran out past the old barn on canal road towards Payson and man did I feel a lot better this morning than yesterday, I still don't have a lot of zip in my legs yet but at least I could break a 9 minute pace... My average pace was 9:00 and my total time was 36:41, still slow I know but 4 minutes faster than yesterday's fiasco!  I made sure that I drank more water than usual yesterday and I seemed to feel so much better, I think I need to make sure I get enough during the day.  The plan is to do no more than 4 miles a day for awhile, i might do one longer run during the week but no more than 8 miles when and if I do that. I want to use this month to get my legs back and then start training for the ST. George Half marathon in January starting in November.

Nimbus 15 Orange And Gray Miles: 4.00
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesCrosstraining milesTotal Miles
5.260.000.000.000.005.26

I ran out to the base of Harrys Hill and decided to run Pretty Little Hill loop and then back to the house, I felt okay today and I feel like my body is starting to co-operate for a change. I'm still not real fast but all my aches and pains seem to be getting better, my average pace 8:55 and my total time was 46:56. I'm going Pheasant hunting tomorrow with Ethan early so I will probably do my run when we get back, it should be a great day!

See ya tomorrow.

Nimbus 13 Green New2013 Miles: 5.26
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Went pheasant hunting with my son Ethan and my brother Ronny. Lots of walking but no running today.

See ya tomorrow.

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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesCrosstraining milesTotal Miles
8.100.000.000.000.008.10

My goal today was to run out to GU corner and then back to the house via canal road, I felt a little tired the first mile or so and then my legs seemed to loosen up and I had a pretty good rhythm towards the end. My average pace was 8:55 which is still slower but I'm just happy to be out running, my body still feels tender  but it seems to be coming around pretty good. I should be able to get up to 30 miles next week and then keep my weekly mileage there for a while, it's been a pretty good week.

See ya Monday.

Kayano 19 Blue & Purple Miles: 8.10
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesCrosstraining milesTotal Miles
4.750.000.000.000.004.75

I ran out to the Big Old Blue mailbox on canal road and then back to the house, I pretty much felt like crap but I was able to get her done! It was a little raining but not to bad, My pace was way slow again at 9:27 with a total time of 44:35, I'm not real sure why I am so slow as of late, about a minute slower per mile which is really weird... Oh well, such is life right? I mean, I gues it will eventually come back, At least i hope so.

See ya tomorrow.

Nimbus 15 Grey & Lime Miles: 4.75
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesCrosstraining milesTotal Miles
6.100.000.000.000.006.10

I ran after work today and was able to get out just before 5 or so and I ran out to Mini GU and then back to the house all via canal road. I felt okay but my darn legs feel like big logs, heavy and no zip at all, I hope that this will eventually pass cuz it really sucks! My average pace was 8:58 and my total time was 54:19, it was nice to at least barley beat the 9 minute guy, I never thought I would feel like that was an accomplishment but I'll take what I can get.

See ya tomorrow.

Nimbus 15 Orange And Gray Miles: 6.10
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Nothing today.

Later.

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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 Corner this afternoon and I felt pretty good, my legs felt a lot less clunky today than they have in the past which is a good sign. My average pace was a little better today to which was good too at 8:37 and my total time was 52:20. I ran into Kent Wing on the way back and it was good to talk to him, I hope I have a lot more days like today!

See ya tomorrow.

Kayano 19 Blue & Purple Miles: 6.10
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesCrosstraining milesTotal Miles
4.140.000.000.000.004.14

I ran out past the old barn on canal road towards Payson this morning, I didn't feel as good as yesterday but I was able to get her done. My pace was way slow at 9:24 and my total time was 38:44, I will try and run 9 miles tomorrow if my legs will let me! I guess we will see.

See ya tomorrow.

Nimbus 15 Orange And Gray Miles: 4.15
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesCrosstraining milesTotal Miles
7.920.000.000.000.007.92

I ran out to GU and then back to the house, ran most of it with Pat Loss, my legs did not feel good at all and it was a struggle the whole way.. I had a good time running with Pat though, but my legs were spent, average pace was a little slower than normal as we walked a little bit in there, most of the time it was sub 9 minute miles when we were running, total time was 1:14:01. It was a pretty good week of running but i am having a hard time getting my legs and my breathing where they need to be, I hope that will come around with more running. This has been a hard come back and I really didn't miss a lot of time but it sure feels like I have. Its all most like I just starting running and I'm starting all over again.

See ya Monday.

Kayano 19 Blue & Purple Miles: 7.92
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I am going to give my leg another day off, it seems to be getting worse so I'm going to take an extra day off. Such is my life! I'm so tired of being injured in some form or another! Very frustrating!

later.

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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesCrosstraining milesTotal Miles
7.200.000.000.000.007.20

I ran out Past Mini Gu and then almost to Gu but turned back about half way to Gu, leg felt a little better today but I still have no zip in the old legs my pace right now is a good minute off my usual training pace so I don't know what's going on there... My average pace 9:13 with a total time of 1:06:16. I am offically 20 pounds heavier than I was in 2008-2009 I really need to get to eating better and seeing if its possible to get back down to 160 or so, right now I am 180 dripping wet and that is not good!

See ya tomorrow.

Nimbus 15 Grey & Lime Miles: 7.20
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesCrosstraining milesTotal Miles
6.250.000.000.000.006.25

I ran the Payson Park Loop today but I cut out the rollers, legs are still very dead and I had a hard time mustering a 8:50 pace but I did my best. Average pace was 8:53 with a total time of 55:21 I did some upper body weight training and then finished up with some push-ups. I really don't know what is up with my pace but I just can't seem to get my legs to go, they feel like heavy logs of cement and its not real fun, I hope this will eventually get better.

See ya tomorrow.

Kayano 19 Blue & Purple Miles: 6.25
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesCrosstraining milesTotal Miles
5.250.000.000.000.005.25

I ran the pretty little hill loop this morning, leg seemed okay once I was able to get loosened up but my legs overall just feel like crap, no zip at all and like today I couldn't have gone any farther than I did cuz they just get really tired... My pace was way, way slow at 9:26 with a total time of 49:37, I just don't know what to think. I know I missed some time running but I shouldn't be feeling like this, oh well I will just keep at it and hope for the best.

See ya tomorrow.

Nimbus 15 Orange And Gray Miles: 5.25
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Nothing today... I have picked up a really bad cold and feel like crap! 

 

See ya later.

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Really feeling horrible. No running today either. It was time for me to be sick I guess, I haven't been sick for a long time so I guess its my turn!

 

later.

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Still sick so no running.

Later.

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I'm feeling a little bit better today but not well enough to run, but I am hoping tomorrow will be the day. This cold has really kicked my butt! I haven't been sick in a long time so I guess it was time for a good cold!

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 past the stake center and towards Mini GU, I felt okay but my legs are still way dead and my hernia that's not a hernia was supper sore for some dumb reason! I really thought I was on the road to recovery there but apparently not!  My average pace was slow 9:28 with a total time of 38:41. I feel so horrible anymore that I really wonder why I'm still running, it has been a frustrating 2 or 3 months. On a lighter note my stepson Mason comes home from his mission today! I can't believe its been 2 years already!

See ya tomorrow.

Kayano 19 Blue & Purple Miles: 4.15
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Ended up not getting anything done today. I was up until after 2am and I just was dead and then no time in the evening after work. 

See ya tomorrow.

Happy Holloween!

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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesCrosstraining milesTotal Miles
79.520.000.000.000.0079.52
Kayano 19 Blue & Purple Miles: 38.72Nimbus 15 Grey & Lime Miles: 15.95Nimbus 15 Orange And Gray Miles: 19.50Nimbus 13 Green New2013 Miles: 5.26
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