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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
97.00
Total Distance
17.00

Longest run of mylife so far, and it felt like it.  for this run I started out at a quicker pace and tried to hold consistent paces for the whole run instead of negative splitting.  It worked out pretty well.  I ran on state street from lehi to university parkway, then down to UVU for the track meet.  started out at 6:41 for the first mile, slowest mile was 6:58 or something.  Average pace ended up being 6:38.  felt pretty good at the end altough my legs were in shock.   Oh and my stomach hurt the whoel entire run, which gives me confidence that I can still push through my stomach pain at a decent pace.  **don't eat cobler and raman noodles the night before the marathon**

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Total Distance
7.25

two mile warm up, 16x200 alternating between mile and 5k pace (36-37/42-43), mile cool down.  Splits were 42, 37, 41, 37, 40, 35, 39, 35, 38, 35, 38, 36, 37, 34, 36, 34.  They all felt really good and really relaxed.  I had 90 seconds rest in between.  By the end I could feel my legs start to hurt and my muscels start to tighten up so I am glad I didn't have to do any more.

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Total Distance
4.00

4 mile recovery run, calves are destroyed but I got through it.

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Total Distance
2.75

Legs still hurt pretty good today.  just a nice short run to shake out the legs.

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Total Distance
6.00

Legs felt better but calves are still tight.  I had to get a hill work out in so why not do it while my claves are super tight.   I treated this as a strength run and pushed the hills, both up and down.  Got in 7 up and 7 down, and my legs started loosing up towards the end which was nice.  average afater I warmed up was 6:40ish.  

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Total Distance
2.00

I counted basketball as my mileage today.

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Total Distance
19.00

This was a rough run.  I was planning on just taking it easy and averaging around 7:15, and my first mile was great and easy at just under 7:30, but I didn't have another mile over 7 after that.  After mile 11 I didn't have another mile over 6:30, and I started to feel it in my achilles around mile 15.  The first 13 miles felt great though.  I felt extremely strong up the hills, and under 6:30 pace felt nice and relaxed.  The last four miles were the worst.  I didn't slow down but my legs started aching pretty bad, and my achilles felt like it was close to the damage control zone.  I made it through it and really need to focus on taking the 20 miler next week easy so my body can adjust to these distances.  Overall average was 6:39 with some good hills thrown in the loop.

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Total Distance
4.50

Was going to do a track work out but I had to get some grading done so i will move that workout to tomorrow.  However on this run my form felt horrible and my knee was bugging me the whole time.  My achilles felt fine which I am thankful for, but I really dont' want to have to start dealing with my knee again.  I'm hoping it is just lag from my satruday run and that I got all the bad juju out so I will feel better tomorrow.  We shall see.

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Total Distance
6.00

Track workout: 2x(1600, 400, 800).  1600 @ 10k, 400 @ mile, and 800 @ 5k pace with 3 minutes rest in between each.  I went fast on all of them and felt ok but on the last couple intervals my calve tightened up really bad so I didn't finish the last 800.  splits were 5:28, 1:12, 2:38, 5:21, 1:09, 1:19.  It is really hard to relax and run these slower paces when I am by myself and just want to get things done with.... Bleh....

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Total Distance
2.00

Warmed up with luke and ryan before their race.  Felt fine, wish I would have been able to go more but it didn't work out.

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Total Distance
8.00

This was an interesting 8 miles.  I never felt great but I didn't feel horrible.  I was supposed to do a pace run but on my warm up mile I already felt fatigued.  Then it started hailing and raining pretty hard the last two or three miles, which was... funish.  It's nice to have that every once in a while.  

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Total Distance
2.00

I got in about 2 setting up the interval course for the teams pracice, but once practice started I didn't get anymore in.  Again I wish I would have but I wanted to see how they all did and then I had to get home quickly.

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Total Distance
16.50

BLAH.... This was supposed to be my 20 mile run.  Instead of going around 6am like I normally do, I waited to start until around 11am.  I felt fine and I was going slow which felt nice.  It was a lot more hilly of a run than I have done on my long runs, but I felt like sinc I was going slower I could handle it.  The heat took its tool on me and when mile 15 hit I started tanking really quickly.  I didn't bring any water and I couldn't find any avaliable water close so it drained me physically and mentally.  I made it to 16.5 before Lacey came and picked me up.  This was stupid because my body was feeling fine but it's a good learning experience of what to expect when I run later in the day.  Oh and now I have a horrible sun burn....  Avergae pace was 7:09.

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Total Distance
97.00
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