"A Hefty Hunk Of Steamin Junk"

December 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
97.685.000.500.0012.30115.48
Kayano 19 Blue & Purple Miles: 26.00Nimbus 15 Orange And Gray Miles: 59.70Nimbus 13 Green New2013 Miles: 6.10Nimbus 15 Grey & Lime Miles: 16.48Kayano 20 Blue Miles: 7.20
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesCrosstraining milesTotal Miles
6.250.000.000.000.006.25

I was up a 6am and then out the door by 6:15am into the black of the morning, I ran the Payson Park loop this morning but I cut out the rollers. I felt okay but my abdominal strain is still hanging around, but its tolerable and isn't to bad. My average pace was steady at 8:26 with a total time of 52:40, my legs were getting a little tired towards the end but other than that it was all good. After the run I did my upper body weight training and then I finished up with some push-ups, this morning was probably the last day in shorts, it is suppose to get really cold after today.

See ya tomorrow

Kayano 19 Blue & Purple Miles: 6.25
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesCrosstraining milesTotal Miles
2.900.000.500.003.106.50

I opted to run in doors today, I was not running in the blizzard outside. I started with 3.10 miles in 30 minutes on the elliptical and then I went to the treadmill and ran 3.40 miles in 30 minutes with 2x400 with a 400 jog in between each repeat. The repeats were in the 7:40 range and they were NOT easy at all in fact they were pretty laobored but at least I did it. I finished up with some lower body weight training. Not sure why I have really slowed in my pace, my HR was at 163 at a 8:35 pace and usually it is sub 150 or right around 150 and the repeats were in the 170 plus range and they use to be in the 160 range. I have been to the doctor a few times for this and that and my blood presure is up in the 135 range and I am normally 120 or lower, so I don't know what to think... All I know is that that pace was way to hard , maybe I am just out of shape.

See ya tomorrow.

Nimbus 15 Orange And Gray Miles: 6.50
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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 corner via canal road and it wasn't to bad, the roads were pretty decent and the sun was out to so that made it all good. I felt okay going out but then I got pretty tired the last mile or so, my average pace was 8:49 with a total time of 53:31 I finished up with some upper body weight training and some push-ups. My average HR was 148 which isn't to bad but the pace was pretty easy but it felt hard at times so kind of wierd.

See ya tomorrow.

Nimbus 13 Green New2013 Miles: 6.10
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesCrosstraining milesTotal Miles
2.280.000.000.004.106.38

To cold for me today, I got home from work and the sun was going down and it said it was 8 degrees so I went down stairs and hammered it out. 40 minutes on the elliptical and I went 4.10 miles and then I finished up on the treadmill for 2.29 miles in 20 minutes it was an 8:42 pace, so a total of 60 minutes. After that I did some lower body weight training to finish up, all in all it was a great workout and it beats being out in the cold.

See ya tomorrow.

Nimbus 15 Grey & Lime Miles: 6.38
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Scheduled day off.

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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesCrosstraining milesTotal Miles
10.350.000.000.000.0010.35

I started out towards mini GU and the wind was so bad I headed back to Salem where there was no wind and I ran out to Payson Pool via canal road, still no wind, which included Payson Park and the rollers. If it never got colder than 25 or so I could be a real happy runner cuz it was pretty toasty for most of the run. Pace was way slow again and my legs were pretty much dead from the get go, I don't know what to think about my running I seem to be back to where I was before my vacation, just slow and labored and no fun at all! My average pace was 9:12 with a total time of 1:35:02, after a day off I use to come back the next day and just run strong but not now... My blood preasure has been upa little latley so I don't know if that has anything to do with it or not, all I know is if things don't change the SG half is going to be mighty embarrassing.

See ya Monday.

Nimbus 15 Orange And Gray Miles: 10.35
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesCrosstraining milesTotal Miles
1.150.000.000.005.106.25

I ran 5.10 miles on the elliptical in 50 minutes I then did my upper body weight training and some push-ups, after that I ran 1.15 miles on the treadmill in 10 minutes to round out the 60 minutes. No way was I going outside when it is single digits, no way! it was a pretty good workout and I'm glad I did it!

See ya tomorrow.

Kayano 19 Blue & Purple Miles: 6.25
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Nothing today. No time.

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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesCrosstraining milesTotal Miles
6.250.000.000.000.006.25

I got home after work and the temps were very tolerable so I put on my gear and away I went, I ran out past Mini Gu and then back to the house via canal road. I ran into simmbad and we chatted for a brief moment and then we both headed for the barn as the sun was going down. I have to convince my self that even though its a little cold its okay to go out if I'm bundled up right, it really wasn't that bad. I finished up with my upper body weight training and then some push-ups.  My average pace was pretty good today at 8:27 with a total time of 52:51, that is a lot better pace for me and I felt stronger towards the end which is a change. I hope that I am finally coming around.

See ya tomorrow.

Nimbus 15 Orange And Gray Miles: 6.25
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesCrosstraining milesTotal Miles
5.102.000.000.000.007.10

I was able to get out a little early in the afternoon and it was a super nice day! Its sick that I'm saying that but at 20 degrees it felt like summer was back, you have to love winters in the great state of Utah! I ran some hills today and wasn't to sure what to expect but I headed out to Mt loafer school via Canal road and then up Loafer canyon road, up to the Mailboxes and then over to the top of Harrys Hill and then home via canal road. This is a pretty tough little hill run cuz you have both up and down hill and it can work you pretty good, I had 2 miles in the MP range and they were 7:32, mostly downhill and then the next one at 7:55, this one was mostly flat and I didn't feel like I was working hard at all. My total time was 59:38 and my average pace was 8:24, this was a very good run for me, anytime I can run this route under 60 minutes I have had a good run, I really didn't have any leg fatigue at all so that was a really good sign.  So kind of a runners high right now and I haven't had one of those for awhile, and I almost didn't run today so I am glad that I did! I finished up with some very, very, light lower body weight training.

See ya tomorrow.

 

Kayano 19 Blue & Purple Miles: 7.10
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Took today off. I had two pretty hard workouts two days in a row so I decided to take a day off and try and get in a nice long run tomorrow. 

See ya tomorrow.

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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesCrosstraining milesTotal Miles
10.100.000.000.000.0010.10

I slept in but my wife told me to go and run cuz she knew that I would regret it later on so I got my gear on and headed out. I ran out past GU and then down into the riverbottoms to my 5 mile mark and then I turned and headed back the same way, all via canal road. My pace was steady at 8:27 with a total time of 1:25:24, I felt pretty darn good for most of the run excpet for the last mile I started to feel it a little but thats a good feeling! My wife was right, I am glad that I went cuz it was a real positive run. 3 good runs in a row, whats a guy to do!

See ya Monday.

 

Nimbus 15 Orange And Gray Miles: 10.10
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I planned on running after work but I picked up a nasty migraine so running is out for today. I should have ran this morning.

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2 days in a row of nothing but a goose egg. I really suck sometimes.

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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesCrosstraining milesTotal Miles
6.150.000.000.000.006.15

I ran after work and didn't hit the road until almost 5 so it was dark on the way back but I was able to get a run in and that is what counts! I ran out past Mini GU and then back to the house, i was a little clunky on the way out but then on the way back I was able to get in to a pretty good rhythm. My average pace was 8:38 with a total time of 52:52, I finished up with some upper body weight training and then some push-ups.

See ya tomorrow.

Nimbus 15 Orange And Gray Miles: 6.15
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesCrosstraining milesTotal Miles
5.401.000.000.000.006.40

I ran after work today, it was a mild bizzard but not to bad and I was glad that I was able to get out, I started out not feeling real great but as the run went on I seemed to feel better. I ran out to the base of Harry's Hill and then ran to the top, over to woodland hills drive down that and over to canal road and then home. I had one MP mile at 7:46 and then the rest were just steady.  My average pace was 8:47 with a total time of 56:06, I finished up with some lower body weight training, it was good mixture of uphill and downhill today.

See ya tomorrow.

Kayano 19 Blue & Purple Miles: 6.40
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10.100.000.000.000.0010.10

I waited and ran later in the morning giving the snowblows a chance to clear the roads a bit. I felt okay for the most part this morning, not real strong but not real weak either... It snowed the whole way so it was pretty frustrating with the snow pounding down on me, I had to do a VPB which I haven't had for a long while so that was a treat!  My average pace was okay at 8:38 and a total time of 1:27:04, I'm glad I got this run in because this week has not been a real good week of training, kinda lazy if you know what I mean.

See ya Monday

Nimbus 15 Grey & Lime Miles: 10.10
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No time today. To busy.

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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, I really felt horrible today, everything just hurt! It was a tough run but I got her done! I don't know why I am hurting so much at times, its pretty discouraging to say the least. My pace was way slower than normal which coinsides with the death march! Average pace was 9:04 with a total time of 54:44, now I'm out to get some last minute shopping done before the big day! Merry Christmas to everyone!!!

See ya tomorrow.

Nimbus 15 Orange And Gray Miles: 6.10
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MERRY CHRISTMAS. No run.

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No time today. Just darn lazy.

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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesCrosstraining milesTotal Miles
8.150.000.000.000.008.15

I finally was able to get a run in this week only the second one for the week but I got her done! I ran out to Gu and then back to the house, pace was pretty slow but thats okay where I haven't really run this week. I just wanted to get out and loosen up the old legs, my goal is to get going again next week and try and rededicate myself...  I have been pretty lazy as of late and I need to go in a better direction, goal one get my butt out of bed and get my run done, everything else flows from there. It seems like a simple solution if I can only apply it! Average pace was 8:52 with a total time of 1:12:10, legs were tired at times and I had another VPB, the last two long runs I have had the same problems.

See you Monday.

Nimbus 15 Orange And Gray Miles: 8.15
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesCrosstraining milesTotal Miles
5.202.000.000.000.007.20

I ran in the afternoon today and it was a really nice day, the air was a little gross but it was still a good day. I ran out the Payson Park loop today and extended down into the park via canal road, this was the first day in a long time that I ran and nothing really hurt, I was really stunned by the whole thing and it made me realize why I love running so much! Its days like these that make me feel so good inside and make me want to run even more, I hope this continues. On miles 3, 4 and 5 I did a little progression and they went like this: 8:14 (some up hill), 7:51 (half up and half down), 7:32 (half flat and .25 up and then the same down). The last two miles I just kind of cruised and enjoyed the the last few miles, my average pace was 8:11 with a total time of 58:52. I finished up with upper body weight training and some push-ups, I hope I have more days like this a head! It was a great run!

See ya tomorrow.

Kayano 20 Blue Miles: 7.20
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesCrosstraining milesTotal Miles
6.100.000.000.000.006.10

I didn't have work this morning so I got up at my leasure and then headed out, it was a beautiful morning but the haze was out but its still all good. I ran out past Mini GU and then back to the house via canal road, felt pretty good and just enjoyed the run, my average pace was 8:27 with a total time of 51:38. I finished up with some lower body weight training, it was another good run and I am glad that I was able to get out again.

See ya tomorrow, and HAPPY NEW YEAR everyone!!!

Nimbus 15 Orange And Gray Miles: 6.10
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesCrosstraining milesTotal Miles
97.685.000.500.0012.30115.48
Kayano 19 Blue & Purple Miles: 26.00Nimbus 15 Orange And Gray Miles: 59.70Nimbus 13 Green New2013 Miles: 6.10Nimbus 15 Grey & Lime Miles: 16.48Kayano 20 Blue Miles: 7.20
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