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Member Since:

Jun 03, 2010



Goal Type:

Marathon Finish

Running Accomplishments:

Top of Utah 2010  -  4:25

Short-Term Running Goals:

Run a sub 4:00 marathon

Long-Term Running Goals:

Run consistently and have fun doing it.

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Miles:This week: 0.00 Month: 0.00 Year: 0.00
Mizuno Elixer Lifetime Miles: 999.10
Mizuno (I Forget) Lifetime Miles: 755.98
Asics 1140 Lifetime Miles: 791.16
Altra Instinct Lifetime Miles: 534.45
Saucony Mirage Lifetime Miles: 705.00
Kinvara Lifetime Miles: 6.10
Total Distance
Mizuno Elixer Miles: 7.00Mizuno (I Forget) Miles: 11.60Asics 1140 Miles: 12.40
Total Distance

7 mile progressive run.  I decided to do it while running mile 3.  I wanted to run one between 8:10 and 8:20, miles 4 and 5 were to be between 8:00 and 8:10, and miles 6 and 7 were to be between 7:50 and 8:00.  It worked out well.  Mile 6 goes under main street and I fell behind a little on the way of the hill and had to hustle to get 7:59.  I ran 7 a little faster than I needed at 7:48.  Overall pace was 8:09.  I don't know when it will happen but I want to average 7:30 so I can run 8 miles in one hour.  Just a goal I pulled out of the air and seems like it will be an accomplishment when I get there.

Mizuno Elixer Miles: 7.00
Total Distance

Rough run.  Yesterday's run must have taken a lot more out of me than I thought.  I ran hard but I didn't think I ran this hard.  Anyway, today's average pace was about 10:30.  I knew soon after I started that I wasn't going to run the 7 I had planned.  I decided to shoot for 6 but even that was too much and I took a shortcut home.  I hope runs like this build endurance because otherwise, what a waste.

Mizuno (I Forget) Miles: 5.60
Total Distance

Didn't have time for the 7 that I wanted to run.  Time was a little tight so I cut the run a little short and ran 6.  I didn't have any focus.  Every time I tried to pick up the pace I found my mind wondering and pace slowed down a few minutes later.  Fighting the wind was fun too.  It wasn't anything like the wind up north, but I still had to fight it.  Average pace 8:50.  12 on Saturday.

Mizuno (I Forget) Miles: 6.00
Total Distance

Nice run.  Went out around 3 in the afternoon in 30 something degrees and sun.  There was a bit of a north wind but overall very pleasant weather.  I went north on the JRP and took the old detour around the construction.  I missed the mud but the trail was still "closed" past the area of construction where the new bridge is.  For some reason the trail is really ripped up for a half mile or so north of that access point.  I wonder what happened. 

Where was I?

 Oh yeah, I thought that 8:50s would be a good pace to shoot for.  Pace isn't really import on a long run but 12 isn't all that long even if it is one of my longest of the year.  Anyway, I stuck each mile in the 8:50s except for 2 at the end when I bumped it up and put them in the 8:30s.  There was another mile, mile 4 or 5, where the Garmin hic-upped and robbed me of a tenth of a mile or so.  The pace was in the high eights at the begging of the mile and then suddenly in the 10s.  I need to replace this ancient Garmin eventually.  I put the .4 on at the end to make up for my shortcut on Tuesday so I ended up with 30 miles for the week.  Now I just have to double that weekly mileage to prepare for Utah Valley.

Asics 1140 Miles: 12.40
Total Distance
Mizuno Elixer Miles: 7.00Mizuno (I Forget) Miles: 11.60Asics 1140 Miles: 12.40
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