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Snow Canyon Half Marathon

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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: 23.65 Month: 23.65 Year: 1359.23
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: 133.16
Kayano 25 Grey & Black Lifetime Miles: 58.71
Nimbus 21 Lite Blue Lifetime Miles: 77.52
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesCrosstraining milesTotal Miles
56.8013.100.000.000.0069.90
Nimbus 17 Blue Miles: 6.25Kayano 22 Blue Miles: 30.50Nimbus 17 Red & Gray Miles: 3.50Nimbus 16 Red & Black Miles: 4.75Kayano 21 Dark Blue Miles: 11.30
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesCrosstraining milesTotal Miles
6.250.000.000.000.006.25

Its been a week since I have ran, I decided to take a few days off as my legs are just still way tired from the marathon a month ago I wanted to see if they would start feeling better... No such luck! They are just so freaking tired and they feel like they did the last 6 miles of the marathon, like I'm hitting the wall. I'm running the snow canyon half on Saturday and I'll be lucky to run it under 2 hours... I was hoping to get under 1:40 with it being really fast and downhill but I might have to just try and finish at this point, I can't even keep my trianing pace under 9 minute miles right now. My average pace was slow at 9:06 with a total time of 56:51, I'm usually in the 52 minute range on this route so its really a struggle. I don't know what to think at this point, I guess just run through it and hope for the best.  I'm just glad to get a run in and I plan on running all week.

See ya tomorrow.

Nimbus 17 Blue Miles: 6.25
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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 via canal road, my legs felt a littl better this morning but I still have some soreness in my butt areas... I don't know why this is but I've had the issue since the marathon, I must have some muscle weekness there. My average pace was 8:33 with a total time of 51:34, a little more spunk but by the time I was done my legs were losing their spunk. Should be an interesting Snow Canyon Half marathon on Saturday, no expectations really just enjoy the scenery and see how my legs do. I do want to get a little more consistent with my running the next few months, so hopefully I can stay motivated through the end of the year. The last month I have been pretty lazy at times.

See ya tomorrow.

 

Kayano 22 Blue Miles: 6.10
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesCrosstraining milesTotal Miles
3.500.000.000.000.003.50

I decided to run some this morning, my legs are so dead I have know idea how I'm doing the Snow Canyon Half tomorrow! This is the worst I have felt going into a race in my life, I could only muster a 9:28 pace this morning and that about killed me, its going to ba a rough one. At least its mostly down hill so that will help a little but if my legs are hitting the wall the whole it won't matter. I had a total time of 32:36.

See ya tomorrow.

Nimbus 17 Red & Gray Miles: 3.50
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Race: Snow Canyon Half Marathon (13.1 Miles) 01:39:57, Place overall: 137, Place in age division: 9
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesCrosstraining milesTotal Miles
0.5013.100.000.000.0013.60

So I was a little worried coming into this Half as my legs have never really recovered from the marathon a month ago and I just haven't felt real good running as of late. I felt pretty good the first miles and then right when my watch was turning over the first mile my darn calf just siezed up and I stopped for about 30 or 40 seconds, then I just said well you just have to do your best and run through it. I started running with the 1:40 pace group, they passed me by and then the 1:45 pace group passed me and I was like what to do... So I just started to run and it loosened up as I hit the downhill portions and I was able to catch the 1:45 group, as we dropped into snow canyon I just started to use the downhill and was feeling better, I didn't think I could catch the 1:40 group but I just stayed with it. Then after the 12th mile I turned to head for the home stretch and there was the 1:40 group and it gave me a burst of energy and I flew right by them with about .25 to go and I just sprinted to the finish. I really am proud of myself  that I stayed with it and ran smart on the downhill and didn't over do it and I was able to get the sub 1:40, just barley, but I got it. Considering how I have felt the last month I'll take it, legs felt pretty darn good the whole way. Splits are below.

1. 7:29 Feeling pretty good.

2. 8:03 Stopped for a minute with my calf.

3. 7:11 Just tryinf to hang in there and using the downhill.

4. 7:15 feeling better.

5. 7:21 Trying to slow down a bit and not over do it.

6. 7:23 Doing good.

7. 7:39 Stopped for a drink here.

8. 7:57 Struggling just a  bit but hanging in there.

9. 7:30 Feeling better.

10. 7:29 Still hanging in there.

11. 7:55 A little uphill here so slowed down.

12. 7:41 I saw the 1:40 group so just trying catch them.

13. 7:38 Passing them and feeling good.

.10 1:23 Giving it everything I can.

I'm pretty happy with this and I hope I can get back to being more consistant with my running, my calf is a litle sore so I might need to take a few days off to get it healed up.

 

See ya Monday.

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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesCrosstraining milesTotal Miles
0.000.000.000.000.000.00

I am very sore from the snow canyon half and my calve that blew up on me is still way sore even to touch, so I'm going to take some days off and let things heal up.

Later

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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesCrosstraining milesTotal Miles
6.100.000.000.000.006.10

I decided to go out this morning and run and test the waters and see how the old calve is doing from the race last Saturday, I felt pretty good and the legs are coming around okay. I will try and run some next week and see how it does and then go from there, my main goal is to stay and get healthy by the first of the year and then make a run at a Boston qualify. My average pace was 8:44 with a total time of 53:04, it was a good run out past Mini Gu Corner and then back to the house via canal road.

See ya Monday.

Kayano 22 Blue Miles: 6.10
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesCrosstraining milesTotal Miles
4.750.000.000.000.004.75

I ran out towards Payson this morning on a snow but beautiful day, legs felt like crap but I really don't care, its more about getting out and just enjoying the day than anything. All my races are done for the year and now I just want to stay steady and run for the joy of it... My average pace was slow at 9:21 with a total time of 44:09, after the run I did some upper body weight training and then finished up with a few push-up, it was a great way to start the day.

See ya tomorrow.

Nimbus 16 Red & Black 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 out to Mini Gu Corner via canal road and then back to the house on a very brisk morning, my legs felt marginal at best and I'm still having that soreness in the middle of each of my butt cheeks. My average pace was 8:54 with a total time of 54:05, I'm going to try and get a little more consistant with my daily running, I'm tired of being lazy.

See ya Monday

Kayano 22 Blue Miles: 6.10
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesCrosstraining milesTotal Miles
5.200.000.000.000.005.20

I ran after work and I ran out to Payson and back via canal road, it was a nice temperature but as the sun went down it was a little nippy, still good for the end of November. I felt about like I have been feeling stiff at the start and then better towards the end, my average pace was 8:53 with a total time of 45:54. I will try to get a morning run tomorrow, the weather is suppose to be changing some so cooler weather is coming.

See ya tomorrow.

 

Kayano 21 Dark Blue Miles: 5.20
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesCrosstraining milesTotal Miles
6.100.000.000.000.006.10

I ran out past Mini Gu Corner via canal road and then back to the house, it was a little windy but not to bad. I felt pretty much like I have been stiff at first and then fine in the middle and then tired towards the end. Pace was a little better today, average pace was 8:34 with a total time of 52:00, I think it was the calm before the storm.

See ya tomorrow.

Kayano 22 Blue Miles: 6.10
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesCrosstraining milesTotal Miles
6.100.000.000.000.006.10

I ran out past Mini Gu Corner again this morning, I didn't feel as good as I did on Wednesday, the old legs were slow and felt like concrete bricks! My average pace 9:11 with a total time of 55:39, I just didn't feel good at all but I was able to get her done.

See ya tomorrow.

Kayano 22 Blue Miles: 6.10
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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 Corner again via canal road, this was for sure one of the worst runs that I have had as far as a 6 miler goes... Legs were so dead and I felt like I was hitting the wall the whole way, i don't know why this is happening. Maybe I'm not getting enough water who knows but it is mighty tough having to feel this way almost every time I run, it is no fun at all. My average pace was slow 9:20 with a total time of 56:39, yesterday was slow but today was 2 minutes slower so very hard to understand. My Hamstring is tight all the way up to my Butt, I just can't get it loosened up anytime during the run. Oh well, I guess I will just go with it and hopefully it will loosen up as I get more consistent.

See ya Monday.

Kayano 21 Dark Blue Miles: 6.10
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesCrosstraining milesTotal Miles
56.8013.100.000.000.0069.90
Nimbus 17 Blue Miles: 6.25Kayano 22 Blue Miles: 30.50Nimbus 17 Red & Gray Miles: 3.50Nimbus 16 Red & Black Miles: 4.75Kayano 21 Dark Blue Miles: 11.30
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