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Utah Valley Marathon

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Location:

Lake Havasu City,AZ,

Member Since:

Sep 29, 2008

Gender:

Male

Goal Type:

Boston Qualifier

Running Accomplishments:

21 marathons (2 DNFs)

6 Bostons (2007-2011, 2017)

3 Half Ironmans

2 50 Milers

1 Grand Canyon Rim to Rim to Rim

Marathon PR:

     2:59:00 St. George 2008

     2:58:03 Boston 2010

 1/2 Marathon PR:

     1:25:41  Havasu Half 2009

     1:24:09 Painter's St.George 2010

 Half Ironman PR:

      5:25:02  HITS Havasu 2014

5K PR:

       18:23  LHC Turkey Trot 2014

        18:22  LHC Turkey Trot 2017

50 mile PR:

        7:56:14 Avalon50 2016

Short-Term Running Goals:

Break 3 hours again

Doing it a Boston would be sweet!

It was sweet!

Break 3 hours again, but now as a masters runner. It's been 9 years since my last sub 3. I better do this soon as I'm not getting any younger.

 

UPCOMING RACES

Nothing right now.

Long-Term Running Goals:

Keep on running.

Complete a Full Ironman

 

Personal:

Married

4 kids

Optometrist

 

Favorite Blogs:

Miles:This week: 0.00 Month: 82.00 Year: 1319.40
BareFoot Lifetime Miles: 26.00
Altra Lone Peaks Lifetime Miles: 351.00
Nike Pegasus 35 Lifetime Miles: 580.00
Kinivara 9 Blue Lifetime Miles: 219.20
NB 1400v6 Lifetime Miles: 365.00
Hoka Torrent Lifetime Miles: 98.00
NB 1400v6 #2 Lifetime Miles: 75.20
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesCrosstraining milesTotal Miles
39.9028.200.000.000.0068.10
Addistar Ride2 Miles: 46.60Nike Free Miles: 6.00
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesCrosstraining milesTotal Miles
0.000.000.000.000.000.00

15 min stationary bike

core

15 min stationary bike

core

15 min stationary bike

core

15 min stationary bike

 

Totals- 270  push ups, 600 bicycle crunches, 150 reverse crunches, 1 hour stationary bike

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AM:  45 minutes jump roping

PM:  60 minutes deep water running

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AM: 1 hour elliptical

Feeling lean today.  Weighed in at 152.5 lbs this morning.  That is what I weighed last year when I set my marathon PR at Boston.  Maybe there is hope for me at UVM next week.

Lunch: 30 minutes stationary bike

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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesCrosstraining milesTotal Miles
10.400.000.000.000.0010.40

I decided my calf was finally fully healed after some solid cross training this week.  I headed out for a 10 miler this morning.  The first 4 where nice and easy with a steady climb.  Then for the next 6 I tried to keep it around marathon pace (7:25) .  It was a gradual mostly downhill 6 miles.  I had to keep close tabs on my garmin cause I kept wanting to go too fast.  I was mostly able to reign it in with all 6 miles coming in between 7:20 and 7:24.  Finished with a 0.4 mile cool down for a total of 10.4 miles.

The best news is my calf didn't bother me at all.  Second best is the pace felt very easy.  Unfortunately I have not done more than a 16 mile run since a few weeks before Boston.  I have no clue what my body is going to do when I hit the 20 mile mark next week.  All I can do is go for it, make sure I keep my pace no faster than 7:20 (hopefully closer to 7:25), and see what happens.

Addistar Ride2 Miles: 10.40
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30 minutes elliptical

quick core workout

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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesCrosstraining milesTotal Miles
4.002.000.000.000.006.00

Ran easy to the track.

2 x 1 mile at mp(felt very easy) with 1/4 mile recovery jog.

Ran easy home.

Total run: 6 miles

Nike Free Miles: 6.00
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesCrosstraining milesTotal Miles
5.000.000.000.000.005.00

5 easy miles with 6 100m strides thrown in to liven up my legs.

Now all I can do is keep my fingers crossed and hope my legs hold out for the full 26.2.  See you all tomorrow at lunch.

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Race: Utah Valley Marathon (26.2 Miles) 03:16:09, Place in age division: 11
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesCrosstraining milesTotal Miles
0.0026.200.000.000.0026.20

What a great weekend.  I got away with my family Thursday afternoon and arrived in Provo around 9 pm.  I slept in Friday morning then went to the lunch Riverton Paul organized.  It was a lot of fun and the food was perfect for carb loading.  Thanks Paul for getting that set up.  Had pizza for dinner and drugged myself with Lunexa which allowed me to get the best nights sleep I have ever gotten on the night before a race.

Got up at 3 am.  Went and picked up Ross at his hotel and headed to the busses.  It was cool up there at the starting area, but we were able to get close to the fire and had a good time chatting with the other runners.  I was still in the POP line when the gun went off.  I crossed the start line about 4 minutes after the start.  I was breathing hard on the first mile which made me nervous that the altitude was going to affect me more than I thought.  Then I realized the first mile was up hill.  I was back on track by the end of the second mile.  I found a nice groove.  The hills between mile 7 and 12 where definitely larger and more numerous than I thought they would be.  I hit the half way mark 17 seconds behind pace at 1:37:47, if I were going even split a 3:15.  Looking back on the course that is about right.  I think this course should be run with a negative split.  At mile 17 my quads started screaming at me.  I was a bit worried that they wouldn't hold up for the rest of the race.  Since I've been injured all year and have not done any real long runs in a while I figured that soon my whole body would shut down and call it quits.  As each mile passed and I kept running at the pace I had planned, my confidence grew.  At mile 23 I was exactly on pace to run a 3:15.  Unfortunately that is where my lack of training caught up with me.  I ran the last 3 miles each in 7:51 and the last 0.2 at that same pace.  I was trying everything to get my body to go faster, but I just couldn't.  

Ended up finishing in 3:16:09, 69 seconds behind my goal, but still a BQ.  I am grateful that I was even healthy enough to run the race and even more grateful to have been able to run a Boston qualifying time with such little training.  

After the race I had a great time at lunch that Doone put together.  I have such a great wife.  It capped off a great day. 

Addistar Ride2 Miles: 26.20
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesCrosstraining milesTotal Miles
4.500.000.000.000.004.50

I was very good last week and didn't run once so I could recover from UVM.  I did however cross train like crazy last week to maintain fitness.  This morning I decided to head out and do some trail running.  It turned into trail running, hiking, walking, and rock climbing and it was so much fun.  The first 2 miles I mostly ran and was able to do them in about 20 minutes.  Then the adventure began.  At one point I had to climb some rocks, but after making it to the top of the little mountain, I was glad to have made the climb.  It was beautiful up there. I headed back down a different way and got lost for a bit, but finally made it back to my car.  The last 2.5 miles took 45 minutes.

Total "run" 4.5 miles, 1 hour 5 minutes. 

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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesCrosstraining milesTotal Miles
6.000.000.000.000.006.00

6 easy trail miles with a lot more running and a little less rock climbing than Monday.  It was a lot of fun again.  I think I'm going to like exploring all the differnt trails out there at SARAS Park. 

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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesCrosstraining milesTotal Miles
10.000.000.000.000.0010.00

Another cool trail adventure.  10 miles done carb depleted since today was the last day of the weight loss contest.  I took myself to the edge this morning and it is taking me a while to recoup, but my final weigh in weight was 145.0 for a total loss of 23 pounds (13.7% body weight) in 9 weeks.  I better win the cash after that effort.

Addistar Ride2 Miles: 10.00
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesCrosstraining milesTotal Miles
39.9028.200.000.000.0068.10
Addistar Ride2 Miles: 46.60Nike Free Miles: 6.00
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