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Top of Utah 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
109.750.00109.75
Adrenaline 2014 Blue (1) Miles: 1.25Adrenaline 2014 Red (1) Miles: 108.50
Slow milesFast milesTotal Distance
1.250.001.25

One run at Firehouse.  I really struggled today.  Everybody finished quite a bit sooner than me which really hard for me.

Adrenaline 2014 Blue (1) Miles: 1.25
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13.000.0013.00

The first Saturday in August has always been a cursed day for me.  I have no idea why but I always have bad runs on this day.  Started way too late for a long run but thought if I took it slow I would be alright.  Other than some right achilles pain, I felt fine physically.  Mentally was a completely different story.  I had absolutely no desire to run.  After 11 miles, I gave in and sent an SOS to Becky.  I was able to get in 2 more miles before she got to me.  

Adrenaline 2014 Red (1) Miles: 13.00
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8.000.008.00

The usual 8 with Tara on the LPT.  32 minutes on the way out and 30 minutes on the way back. My watch didn't track any mileage for the first 1.5 miles.  It did the same thing last week.  Hopefully it is just a temporary bug.

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

Two runs at Firehouse.

Adrenaline 2014 Red (1) Miles: 1.60
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Slow milesFast milesTotal Distance
2.400.002.40

One 20 minute run at Firehouse. 

Adrenaline 2014 Red (1) Miles: 2.40
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Slow milesFast milesTotal Distance
12.000.0012.00

Ran from home to the LPT then continued to the South end of the trail and back home again.  Just wanted to keep the pace under 8:00/mile.  Kind of sad that I actually have to focus on that.  It should feel a lot more natural.  Averaged 7:50/mile for the run.  Lower right leg still is still acting up.  The pain seems to move from the calf to the tibia then to the achilles throughout the run.  

Adrenaline 2014 Red (1) Miles: 12.00
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8.000.008.00

Met Tara at the LPT for the usual Tuesday morning run.  First 4 miles in 31:30.  We were indecisive on what we should do on the way back.  Decided to start at 7:00/mile then see how things would go from there.  Ran 6:58, 6:52, 6:47, 6:47 on the way back.  Tara pushed a little harder the last mile and finished 15-20 seconds ahead of me.  I was content holding the pace at 6:50.  

Adrenaline 2014 Red (1) Miles: 8.00
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Slow milesFast milesTotal Distance
16.500.0016.50

Met Kam at the mouth of Big Cottonwood and drove to Brighton so we could run the first 15 miles of the marathon course.  Ran the first 3 miles with Becky and a couple of her friends then Kam and I picked up the pace for the rest of the run. Ran a few at 7:30 then the last 9 at 6:50-7:10.   Pace felt very comfortable because of the downhill.  After we finished I ran back up a mile to finish with the ladies.  They tacked on another 5 miles to get to 20 while I drove the car to where they finished.  Had to stop every couple of miles to make sure we would end up at the same place.  Kind of felt like Ragnar.  

This was a very good run and made me think for half a second that I could actually do the marathon.  I have to remember that, just as a bad run during training doesn't mean that you can't run perform well in a marathon, a good run while you are not training properly does not mean you should run one.  

Adrenaline 2014 Red (1) Miles: 16.50
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Slow milesFast milesTotal Distance
0.300.000.30

One short run at Firehouse.

Adrenaline 2014 Red (1) Miles: 0.30
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9.000.009.00

Tornado Tuesday with Kam and Tara on the LPT.  We ran into the wind on the way out so we would have the wind at our backs on the way back.  Unfortunately, the wind died down once we turned around.  Pace was slow but effort was high.

Adrenaline 2014 Red (1) Miles: 9.00
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Slow milesFast milesTotal Distance
1.000.001.00

One mile at Firehouse.  Pushed the pace the second half.

Adrenaline 2014 Red (1) Miles: 1.00
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5.000.005.00

Five incredibly slow miles.  Body just did not want to move this morning.  

Adrenaline 2014 Red (1) Miles: 5.00
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Race: Top of Utah Half Marathon (pacer) (13.1 Miles) 01:44:46
Slow milesFast milesTotal Distance
13.100.0013.10

Paced the 1:45 group at the Top of Utah half with Becky.  A little chilly at the start and there were some threatening clouds but the weather turned out to be perfect.  The start was incredibly congested.  It was impossible to settle into the right pace until the second mile.  We were 15 seconds in the hole after the first mile.  Made up the difference during miles 2 and 3 and then held it steady the rest of the way.  A few runners felt like we were going way too fast coming down the canyon so we had to convince them that we knew what we were doing and we were running exactly how we should.  Obviously, they didn't know who I was.  We were within 5 seconds of our total elapsed goal time for most of the run which made Becky very nervous.  She thought that was cutting it too close and we should have a bigger cushion.  Obviously, she doesn't know who I am.  

Adrenaline 2014 Red (1) Miles: 13.10
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Slow milesFast milesTotal Distance
0.300.000.30

One short run at Firehouse.

Adrenaline 2014 Red (1) Miles: 0.30
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8.000.008.00

LPT run with Tara.  I was very low on energy.  Can't decide if it is physical or mental.  I officially dropped from the full to the half at Big Cottonwood.  

Adrenaline 2014 Red (1) Miles: 8.00
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Slow milesFast milesTotal Distance
0.300.000.30

Short run at Firehouse.

Adrenaline 2014 Red (1) Miles: 0.30
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Slow milesFast milesTotal Distance
10.000.0010.00

Ten painfully slow miles to Mueller Park canyon and back.  Finished in exactly 90 minutes.

Adrenaline 2014 Red (1) Miles: 10.00
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Slow milesFast milesTotal Distance
109.750.00109.75
Adrenaline 2014 Blue (1) Miles: 1.25Adrenaline 2014 Red (1) Miles: 108.50
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