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Location:

UT,United States

Member Since:

Jan 03, 2017

Gender:

Male

Goal Type:

Marathon Finish

Running Accomplishments:

800m - 1:53

1500m - 3:50

Mile - 4:08 

3k Steeple - 9:06

5k - 15:04

10k - 31:46

 

Short-Term Running Goals:

Qualify for the Boston and New York City Marathons

Miles:This week: 0.00 Month: 0.00 Year: 433.75
Total Distance
127.50
Total Distance
5.00

One mile with the track team after drills and stretches.  This was just a nice slow jog with all the athletes.  Later in the evening I did my workout.  10 minute warmup at about 7 min pace then 10 min just under 6 min pacewith a 5 min cool down + churchball that i counted as the remainder of my tempo because I was supposed to go a little longer but i figure 40 minutes of basketball should equate to around anouther 7 or so minutes of actual tempo.... maybe ha.

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0.00

First day of marathon training I have missed since the beginning of February.  I am not happy that i missed it but it was a busy day and there were more important things to do, but I am grateful that I have been able to be as consistant as I have been.

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Total Distance
7.00

Today was supposed to be a 6 mile pace run.  Only had time for 5 miles w/one mile warm up and cool down, and it was a hard 5 miles.  It is amazing how important recovery runs are and how heavy my legs felt today.  The 2nd and 4th miles were up hill and difficult but I was still able to average around 5:59 or so.  splits were 5:56, 6:18, 5:52, 6:14, & 5:41.  I was stuggling mentally by the end and gave myself a lot of reasons to not do the extra mile.  That is something to work on.  

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Total Distance
13.25

I had to make up that extra .25 mile i went short on during tuesday's run.  This was my second longest run ever, and it felt pretty good.  Legs were heavy and tired from yesterday's workout but I was able to maintain a solid pace and drop slightly throughout.  Total time was 1:30:32, my half marathon was around 1:28:40.  Average pace was 6:49 and the pace felt really comfortable.  I could start to feel my joints starting to hurt but that should be helped by a little strength training.

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1.50

This week will be interesting.  My running mileage will be off this week but I will be playing in the Lehi Alumni Basketball Tournament so I have a basket ball game every night this week unless we loose then I won't have one on friday.  So I just did a mile and a half warm up to the basketball game today.

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Total Distance
5.00

five mile easy run in with the team then a basketball game later.  We only had 5 guys both today and yesterday so I did a lot of running.

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Total Distance
1.50

I was going to run but my body is really tired from basketball so I only did a mile and a half warm up again, and again we only had five people so I did a lot more running.

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Total Distance
1.50

So... my body hurts a lot today.  I've never played so much basketball and it's starting to hurt.  again only had 5 guys and since we won our first game today we had to play another one.  Thankfully we lost our second one so we are done playing ha.  finally tomorrow I will just be able to go on a nice run, especially since the weather has been so nice recently.

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Total Distance
6.00

Just a nice easy run, foot is not getting better.

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14.00

This hurt a lot.  My legs were really tired from basketball this week and my run ended up being an awesome route but the way back I had the wind in my face and a lot more hills than I had planned on.  It felt good to get all 14 in though and I still averaged 7 min miles for the whole thing on really tired legs.

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Total Distance
5.50

workout was 5x800m.  My watch died on after the first three, but my splits were 2:37, 2:39 (on this one I felt super relaxed and got a little to comfortable), then probably around 2:35, and the last two I didn't get the time but if I had to guess I would say they were close to 2:30 or faster.  I was feeling good except for my foot.  The bottom of my left foot is starting to get worse.  I think I need insoles or something but hopefully i get it figured out.  Oh and 2:30 rest in between each rep.

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Total Distance
0.00

No running, trying to rest and recover my foot.

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0.00

Still recovering.  I did play basketball, but I should start biking to get some sort of workout in.

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0.00

Still no running.  Foot doesn't seem to be getting any better by not running, which is not a great sign.

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Total Distance
6.00

just easy pace around 7:30 seeing how things would feel on my foot.  Felt ok.  I can still feel it but I am able to run

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Total Distance
6.00

Did this run during the meet and subcontiusly felt like I needed to go fast so I could get back.  I was supposed to go 10 but I decided to go short and fast.  average was 6:34, and the foot felt alright.

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Total Distance
6.00

workout was supposed to be 5xhill repeats.  Downhill has felt pretty narley on my foot recently so I didn't do the repeats I just ended up to doing an average run with a few good uphills in it and only gradual downhills.  average pace was 7:00.  Felt ok and my foot is not getting better, but not getting worse either.

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Total Distance
2.00

little over a mile warm up then did a couple 300's that were probably two fast for me to go but they felt pretty good.  Not as much running as I wanted to get in today, but I did get a church ball game in.  We lost the game, but I'm glad it's over.  I should be able to concentrate on running a lot more now.  

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0.00

This day just got busy because of a track meet.  I need to be sure to get some mileage in before school on days that I have track meets.

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Total Distance
5.50

It was nice to run in the rain.  I'm grateful it was cooler and rainy because if it was hot I wouldn't have lasted.  I was feeling a little light headed towards the middle of the run, but my foot didn't hurt until around 4.5.  It's been alright so far.  We will see how it goes tomorrow with my pace run. average pace for today was 6:50.  I'm thinking about changing my goal pace to 6:20 avg per mile which would get me around a 2:46:00 marathon.  I just haven't been able to train as consistantly as I need for a 6:10 and 6:20 feels pretty easy on my runs right now so we'll see.

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Total Distance
8.75

This was supposed to be an 8 mile pace run.  I did 7.  I could have done 8 but it was hurting just a little to much on my legs and my foot so I wanted to make sure I had enough in me for my long run tomorrow.  It was a rough run.  the first three miles were uphill with the wind at my back, and when I turned around the wind made it feel as though I did not have any down hill on the way back.  Splits were: 6:06, 6:16, 6:14, 5:49, 5:51, 4:49, 5:43.  average was 5:59.  This was too fast, and it was definately faster than marathon pace because I could not have held that for a marathon.

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Total Distance
16.00

This was the longest run I have ever done.  My previous record was 15, and that was 3 years ago with a group of guys.  This was on my own and it felt long!  The weather was nice temperature wise but the wind was not great.  I hate wind more every day.  The wind was at my back or my side for the first half and I averaged 7:10.  The last half I thought i needed to push a little harder to keep the pace because the wind was in my face so I averaged 6:30.  I still felt comfortable although my calf was hurting a bit the entire run and my left IT band started getting a little tight towards the end, but overall it was a decent run.

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Total Distance
4.00

4 very easy miles still recovering from saturday's long run.

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Total Distance
4.00

Two mile warm up then did 5x200's.  I just felt like getting some decent speed on my legs.  It was terribly windy so I had the wind at my back for the majority of the 200.  They were 31-35 sec a piece.   

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Total Distance
0.00

Track meet all day, and I didn't run in the morning becuase I was up late getting trees and roots out of my yard ha.

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Total Distance
4.00

One mile warm up then I was supposed to do a 3 mile pace run.  I started on the track so I could be with the athletes that were doing a workout on the track.  This turned out to be a bad idea because I went way to fast.  first mile was 5:42 and I new it was fast but not that fast so I tried to relax a little more, but then I ended up running a 5:27 for the second mile and I was tired so I stopped.  

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Total Distance
5.00

I didn't feel to great on this run.  I need to drink more water and eat more.  thankfully i was running with the team so i had to keep going ha. 

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Total Distance
127.50
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