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Location:

Glendale,AZ,United States

Member Since:

Dec 16, 2006

Gender:

Male

Goal Type:

Recover From Injury

Running Accomplishments:

Pocatello Just Be Cuz Half Marathon 2008 -  1:14:40
4 mile race 2008 - 23:22
5k PR 2008  - 15:52
Pocatello Marathon 2008 PR 2:36:18 -  I won the Race
Pocatello Half Marathon 2011 1:34:59  -A year recovery with the new titanium rod first race back.

Short-Term Running Goals:

May 5, 2012  Law Day 10K  38:39  4th Place

May 19, 2012 Tommy Vaughn Half Marathon 1:26:34  3rd Place 

Marathon Debut form my accident some date (unknown) 

September  1, 2012  Pocatello Marathon  2:54:57 6th overall

November 3, 2012 Just Cuz Half Marathon 1:19:04 second place overall.  (what a difference a year makes)

 


Long-Term Running Goals:

Whatever the Lord has planned for me that's what I'll do.  It might be to keep running and get faster at Marathon's. Worship the Lord doing it.

My Long Term goal is to just run whatever I can.  Recovering from a broken femur is my main Long Term goal.

Hebrews 4:16 So let us come boldly to the throne of our gracious God. There we will receive his mercy, and we will find grace to help us when we need it most.


Personal:

Married, 3 kids (two daughters 8, 11 and one energiic boy 3 years old.. I work at Idaho State University as a IT System Admin Analyst..

2 Corinthians 6: We prove ourselves by our purity, our understanding, our patience, our kindness, by the Holy Spirit within us and by our sincere love.

The sound of God is a travelling wave that never stops. It knows no time nor is there any substance it can't penetrate.

Favorite Blogs:

Miles:This week: 0.00 Month: 0.00 Year: 0.00
Ohana Racers Pair #2 Lifetime Miles: 159.33
Ohana Racers Pair #1 Lifetime Miles: 405.46
Asics Banditos Lifetime Miles: 134.54
Brooks Adrenaline 8 Lifetime Miles: 552.43
Mizuno Idaten Lifetime Miles: 201.92
Saucony Grid Trigon 4 Lifetime Miles: 690.83
Saucony Grid Trigon 5 Lifetime Miles: 456.43
Mizuno Elixir 4 Lifetime Miles: 429.04
Saucony Tangent 3 Green #1 Lifetime Miles: 418.94
Saucony Tangent 3 Green #2 Lifetime Miles: 348.05
Brooks Axiom 2 Lifetime Miles: 522.89
Avia Lites II Lifetime Miles: 365.36
Brooks Axiom 3 Lifetime Miles: 450.58
Brooks Launch Lifetime Miles: 24.41
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
60.2312.0015.000.0087.23
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
0.000.000.000.000.00

No running today.   I feel that 65 miles for last week wasn't enough.  I really felt too fresh and should have done at least 80 miles.

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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
10.503.000.000.0013.50

Today I ran 12.2 miles  at a 6:59 pace in the morning, and then 1.4 on the treadmill on my lunch hour.. I was extremely tired because I was woke up at 2am.  Our file system on our Mail Server was locked up, because an error in a snapshot backup which caused our University Mail Server to go down. Fixed the problem and got back to bed by 3am and woke up at 6am to run. 

Have you ever ran and your mind is just tired, but your legs know what to do.  That was my situation this morning.  I really didn't care what pace I ran at I knew I just had to run.  I figured an aerobic run would do good.  I was surprise after two miles my body started to function and get into the run.  The first two miles are uphill in the route I chose this morning, going up Pocatello creek and then turning up Satterfield Drive.  


I got bad news!  I can't run the Ogden Marathon because our system conversion date for May 19th can't be changed.   I'm extremely down, I was excited and ready to be aggressive and push myself.  Also it would have been a good chance to meet some of you who are running it.   I 'm really upset and down.  I guess I will have to wait for the Des. News marathon.  One time a year we have to do a system conversion and it falls on the day that I would want to run a marathon.  I was even thinking of stupid thoughts like I could run the marathon drive back to Pocatello and get there by noon to do the conversion, but it's a team effort and the conversion is scheduled at 9am on Saturday, but that's how bad I wanted to ran and to pace with others (sorry Ted).  It's really a big blow, I ran the Ogden marathon last year and really wanted to improve on my time, because I've doubled my training this year compared to last year.

 Oh well enough feeling sorry for myself, GOD is good all the time.


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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
6.013.003.000.0012.01

Today I wasn't real motivated to get out and run for a few reasons.

One: I stayed up after midnight for the third straight night and finish my final web project for my College course (I can got to bed early tonight!!!!!!!).

Two: My mind my body was tired from the late nights and a lot of work put in for this conversion at work.

Three: I can't remember when I've been so depressed that I can't run the Ogden Marathon, it's put me in a sad,"feel sorry for myself" mood. I think this is the biggest reason of all that I was unmotivated.

But I quickly got over my immature attitude and headed out the door. Even though I was tired and lacked energy, I decided to stick to my training and do 6 yasso 800's but instead of jogging 800m's between each one I experimented and only did 400m's between each one. I wanted to see what I could do with a tired body and make it tough, because this what's going to make a difference in a marathon

The splits are not impressive, but I guess not bad for a tired body.

1. 2:54

2. 3:01

3. 2:56

4. 2:58

5. 2:55

6. 2:54

Then I did some running afterwards, and ran a few marathon pace miles. I will have to get my Garmin to get the rest of the statistics for the run. I used my stopwatch for the track splits and my Garmin for the overall run. Total 10.01 miles.

 

I also ran and walk 2 miles with my wife, dog and the kids.  Just kind of a fun run.


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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
13.100.000.000.0013.10

Today was my easy run day after the track work yesterday. I wanted to run a little longer than I usually do so I ran 13.1 miles at a 7:11 pace in 1:34 on mostly a flat course. The winds kicked up to 16mph, but didn't seem to affect me any (not after experiencing 30 mph winds in Boston). I was extremely hot at 50 degrees. I'm going to break out the tank tops now.

I exactly got a full 8 hours of sleep last night and went to bed at 9:50, because I was so tired and weak yesterday. I'm going to do the same thing tonight, because I think my body is starving for rest which I haven't allowed to happen, because of the busy schedule.

My plan for this week is to probably run around 80 miles. But I don't know. There's actually a marathon I can run on June 3rd but it's not a Boston Qualifier this year because they changed  the course somewhat this year. http://www.dammarathon.com/pdf/courseelevationmap.pdf It was a Boston Qualifier last year, but because of the change in the course it takes a year to get re-certified. Or I could run the Des News Marathon on July 24th which is a certified course. It don't really matter if it's certified or not, but if I run a better time than what I did at Boston it would be nice to use that time to register for Boston next year.

I don't know what I'm going to do.

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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
6.005.008.000.0019.00

Today I ran twice trying a little experiment with running. I ran two tempo runs in one day.
Not really pushing them as hard as I could because I knew I would run twice.

First run I ran 11.1 miles at a overall pace of 6:25 in 1:11:23. This was the worst weather and hardest stretch I've ever had to run for two miles. The winds were up to 50 mph and it was pouring rain. Good think I had my waterproof North Face jacket on that I bought at the last minute in Boston for that marathon. I felt for two miles that I was jogging rather than running and the wind several times knocked me clear off the road. I've never experienced anything like this before. This is the first time I wanted to quit the run and go home. Where are Dorothy's Wizard of OZ slippers when you need them.


7:06 (warmup mile)
6:36 (warmup mile)

Tempo miles
6:00
6:02
6:04
Okay here is where it starts to get ugly 6:18
6:51
6:23
5:57 (finally was away from the wind)
6:09
7:05 (cool down)

This afternoon I ran 7:40 at a 6:36 pace in 48:34. The wind was still there at noon but not as bad as this morning. I felt pretty fresh in this run considering it was three and a half hours later.
6:54
6:31
6:14
6:14
6:11
6:33
6:53

Totals 18.5 miles

Tomorrow I will do the same thing (maybe depending on the weather) but with easy runs.

Guys I need some advice I'm thinking about running the June 9th Teton Dam Marathon http://www.dammarathon.com/pdf/courseelevationmap.pdf or July 24 Des News. marathon. I feel pretty fit to run on June 9th, but the Des News was a fun one last year too. Or should I just run both?

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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
21.620.000.000.0021.62

Two easy/recovery runs today.

 AM:   11.52 miles  done in the city at a 7:39 pace.  Really an uneventful run. I ran up and down blocks near my house.

 Lunch Hour:  done in the city again and around Bartz field.  I did a lot of hills on this run.

10.10 miles  at a 7:32.

 

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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
3.001.004.000.008.00

I got up at 5:30am to run today what was suppose to be a marathon pace run, but I ran faster because we had to be in soccer tournaments in Idaho Falls by 7am.

 6:20, 6:03, 6:05, 6:03,6:04, and 6:15.

Ran with the dog later for three miles  (8:25 pace)

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