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Yellowstone Half Marathon (pacer)

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Location:

Woods Cross,UT,USA

Member Since:

May 01, 2006

Gender:

Male

Goal Type:

Age Division Winner

Running Accomplishments:

Current Running Life:
5k: 17:50 (2010 NSL)
10k: 38:20 (2007 Des News)
1/2 Marathon: 1:23:30 (2009 Provo Half)
Marathon: 2:53:46 (2007 St George)

Short-Term Running Goals:

 

Long-Term Running Goals:

 

Personal:

Daddy to 3 great kids - 16 year old son and 11 year old twin daughters

I do not know what tomorrow will bring but I do know it will start with a run.

Miles:This week: 0.00 Month: 0.00 Year: 0.00
Saucony Grid A2 Lifetime Miles: 125.40
GoRun2 Lifetime Miles: 53.70
Adrenaline 2014 Blue (1) Lifetime Miles: 442.70
Adrenaline 2014 Red (1) Lifetime Miles: 429.20
Slow milesFast milesTotal Distance
100.5032.75133.25
Adrenaline 2014 Blue (1) Miles: 105.25Adrenaline 2013 14 Miles: 21.00
Slow milesFast milesTotal Distance
1.402.003.40

Epic failure at the track. Intent was 12x400 but only got half of it in. Warmed up 1 mile then started the workout. First one was 80 seconds and they got progressively worse. Ran the last in 89 and I was done. Rested for a minute and thought about restarting but gave up and went home. Obviously VO2 is my major weakness. That and a the complete inability to push through any hint of discomfort. 

Adrenaline 2014 Blue (1) Miles: 3.40
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Slow milesFast milesTotal Distance
1.500.001.50

One run during the workouts at Firehouse.  Very tired today.  My weight is down a few pounds so I think I may be operating in a state of dehydration.

Adrenaline 2014 Blue (1) Miles: 1.50
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8.000.008.00

Eight on the LPT.  Averaged 8:00/mile on the way out and 7:10/mile on the way back with the last mile in 6:48. I'm so tired that I took a power nap when I got home before heading to work.

Adrenaline 2013 14 Miles: 8.00
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Slow milesFast milesTotal Distance
1.700.001.70

Cardio day at Firehouse including a 13 minute run. 

Adrenaline 2014 Blue (1) Miles: 1.70
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Slow milesFast milesTotal Distance
4.004.008.00

Four miles uphill then four miles downhill.  Kept the effort as easy as possible on the way up and pushed a little coming down.  Averaged 6:38/mile for the 4 downhill miles.

Adrenaline 2013 14 Miles: 8.00
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5.000.005.00

Gym was unavailable this morning so I just went on an easy run.  Averaged 8:00/mile on the regular 5 mile loop.

Adrenaline 2013 14 Miles: 5.00
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11.000.0011.00

Got a little later start than I hoped for so it was a little warm.  Ran to Bountiful pond with the intent of runnng around Farmington bay.  Unfortunately, it is closed and there is no way around the gate so I just headed back to the LPT.  Held a steady pace the entire run (7:43/mile). 

Adrenaline 2014 Blue (1) Miles: 11.00
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Slow milesFast milesTotal Distance
4.003.007.00

6 x 1/2 mile repeats on the LPT.  I was a little smarter this time and picked a more reasonable pace.  Targeted 6:10-6:15/mile which is probably still a little faster than my 5k pace.  Splits were: 3:02, 3:07, 3:08, 3:05, 3:07, 3:04.  Good, solid effort but didn't kill myself.

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1.000.001.00

One mile at firehouse. Feeling very overweight. 

Adrenaline 2014 Blue (1) Miles: 1.00
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Slow milesFast milesTotal Distance
1.400.001.40

A couple of slow runs at Firehouse. 

Adrenaline 2014 Blue (1) Miles: 1.40
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Slow milesFast milesTotal Distance
1.005.006.00

Feeling incredibly tired.  Really didn't want to run this morning but I eventually got myself out the door - 2 hours after I planned.  Started with an easy mile then ran 5 miles at tempo pace.  Since I was so tired, I was only shooting for anything under 7:00/mile.  Really struggled on the first one but was able to get into a groove and ended up averaging 6:47/mile.  Splits were: 6:50, 6:48, 6:45, 6:44, 6:46.

Adrenaline 2014 Blue (1) Miles: 6.00
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Slow milesFast milesTotal Distance
2.200.002.20

Sixteen minutes of running at Firehouse.

Adrenaline 2014 Blue (1) Miles: 2.20
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Race: Yellowstone Half Marathon (pacer) (13.1 Miles) 01:59:48
Slow milesFast milesTotal Distance
13.100.0013.10

Took the family to Yellowstone and paced the half marathon with Becky.  We picked the 2 hoiur time slot thinking we would have a nice and easy run and be able to enjoy the rest of the weekend.  The course ended up being a lot tougher than we thought.  First 4 miles were through West Yellowstone and on some dirt roads but were very runnable.  Started to get tough during the 5th mile.  Mile 6 was a tough uphill.  It continued halfway through the 7th mile then there was some downhill.  The only problem was it was all on trail and was very technical.  A few runners ended up going down.  We finished right on time.  It was a lot tougher than we expected.  The 9:09 pace felt like 8:00/mile effort.

Adrenaline 2014 Blue (1) Miles: 13.10
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1.000.001.00

Went on a short Father's day run with Gracie in Island Park.

Adrenaline 2014 Blue (1) Miles: 1.00
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1.200.001.20

10 minute run at Firehouse.

Adrenaline 2014 Blue (1) Miles: 1.20
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Slow milesFast milesTotal Distance
4.004.008.00

8 on the LPT with Tara.  Easy on the way out.  Picked the pace up on the way back to low 7's with the last mile in 6:30. 

Adrenaline 2014 Blue (1) Miles: 8.00
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Slow milesFast milesTotal Distance
1.800.001.80

Two runs at Firehouse.  First time I have felt decent at the gym in a long time.

Adrenaline 2014 Blue (1) Miles: 1.80
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Race: American Fork 1/2 Marathon (13.1 Miles) 01:26:57, Place overall: 51, Place in age division: 4
Slow milesFast milesTotal Distance
0.0013.1013.10

Finally decided to take the plunge and actually race a race.  Since I got a free entry from work, I was considering backing out up until I picked up my packet.  Once I got my bib, racing actually sounded a little fun.  We got to the bus loading right at the cut off time.  I had to make a pit stop and Becky had to run back to her car to get her bib so we missed the last bus.  Luckily, there were 50 people who were unable to load so they had to send an extra bus to pick us up.  Got to the starting line with just enough time to do the usual pre race routine.

My goal for the race was anything under 1:30.  The start of the decline in my running was the Timp 1/2 in 2011.  The course is very similar to this one (first 9 miles identical) and I barely snuck under 1:30.  This race would give me a good idea as to where my fitness is.  Started out at a very controlled pace.  My focus was to maintain this effort the entire run.  I used a 1:30 paceband as a guide and I was consistently 10-15 seconds ahead of pace.  I knew that the real test started at mile 9 once we were out of the canyon.  I was still feeling good and was able to maintain a good pace.  Mile 10 was a bit tough mentally but I was able to get through it.  Once I got to the top of the short hill during the 11th mile, I knew I was home free.  Maintained the effort and was able to pass a few runners during the last 2 miles.  Finishing 3 minutes faster than I did in 2011 was very satisfying.

I still need to work on the mental toughness aspect of running.  I put in a good effort but konw it was not as uncomfortable as it should have been.  I'm curiLuckily, there were 50 people who were unable to load so they had to send an extra bus to pick us up.  Got to the starting line with just enough time to do the usual pre race routine.

My goal for the race was anything under 1:30.  The start of the decline in my running was the Timp 1/2 in 2011.  The course is very similar to this one (first 9 miles identical) and I barely snuck under 1:30.  This race would give me a good idea as to where my fitness is.  Started out at a very controlled pace.  My focus was to maintain this effort the entire run.  I used a 1:30 paceband as a guide and I was consistently 10-15 seconds ahead of pace.  I knew that the real test started at mile 9 once we were out of the canyon.  I was still feeling good and was able to maintain a good pace.  Mile 10 was a bit tough mentally but I was able to get through it.  Once I got to the top of the short hill during the 11th mile, I knew I was home free.  Maintained the effort and was able to pass a few runners during the last 2 miles.  Finishing 3 minutes faster than I did in 2011 was very satisfying.

I still need to work on the mental toughness aspect of running.  I put in a good effort but konw it was not as uncomfortable as it should have been.  I'm curiLuckily, there were 50 people who were unable to load so they had to send an extra bus to pick us up.  Got to the starting line with just enough time to do the usual pre race routine.

Adrenaline 2014 Blue (1) Miles: 13.10
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Slow milesFast milesTotal Distance
1.200.001.20

Heavy cardio day at Firehouse including 3 runs.

Adrenaline 2014 Blue (1) Miles: 1.20
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8.000.008.00

Eight miles on the LPT with Tara.  She was nice enough to let us go easier today as I am still a little sore from the race.  8:00/mile on the way out and 7:30/mile on the way back.

Adrenaline 2014 Blue (1) Miles: 8.00
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Slow milesFast milesTotal Distance
1.800.001.80

13 minutes of running at Firehouse.  Ran most of it with Becky.

Adrenaline 2014 Blue (1) Miles: 1.80
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8.000.008.00

Ran to the top of 1800 S. and back home.  Very slow today compared to the last time I ran it.  I had no energy so just took it easy. 

Adrenaline 2014 Blue (1) Miles: 8.00
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Slow milesFast milesTotal Distance
1.600.001.60

Two runs at Firehouse. 
 

Adrenaline 2014 Blue (1) Miles: 1.60
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14.000.0014.00

Dropped my girls off at soccer practice then hit the Rio Grand trail. Their practice was 2 hours long so my plan was to run 15 miles and keep the pace just under 8:00/mile.  First 10 miles felt great.  I started to really wear out the last 4 miles.  Couldn't find my hydration belt so there was probably an issue with fuel.  Averaged 7:50/mile for the run.

Adrenaline 2014 Blue (1) Miles: 14.00
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Slow milesFast milesTotal Distance
2.601.654.25

Started the morning with a mile warm up then 5 times 2 minutes on and 2 minutes.  The "on" time was a little disappointing.  Averaged 6:05/mile pace which is a bit slow for that short amount of time.  Since it was a light speed session, I went home after the run and changed my clothes then went to Firehouse.  Good total body workout today,  Included a couple of runs which I took super slow. 

Adrenaline 2014 Blue (1) Miles: 4.25
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Slow milesFast milesTotal Distance
100.5032.75133.25
Adrenaline 2014 Blue (1) Miles: 105.25Adrenaline 2013 14 Miles: 21.00
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