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July 2014

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Location:

Provo,UT,

Member Since:

Apr 07, 2010

Gender:

Male

Goal Type:

Other

Running Accomplishments:

5K - 17:11 (Cougar Run)

10K - 34:35 (Deseret News)

15K - 57:33 (Utah Running Club)

1/2 - 1:22:26 (Mountain View Trail)

50K - 4:22:31 (Sapper Joe)

Short-Term Running Goals:

Sub-2:45 at Saint George Marathon

Win the Antelope Island half marathon

Long-Term Running Goals:

I'd like to run the Angeles Crest 100 at some point. And I'd still like to go sub-4 at a trail 50k. Other than that, I'm open to suggestions.

https://www.strava.com/athletes/4808912

Personal:

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I was a competitive cyclist for years. In 2009, after racing in the Tour of Utah, I decided I had plateaued as a cyclist--I could continue to improve, but I wouldn't break through to a new level. So, I started looking for a new challenge.


I thought that challenge would be mountain biking, but I'm a terrible bike handler. I married Catherine in January 2010 and a couple of weeks later I entered the SLTC Winter Training Series with her. A couple of weeks after that I decided I'd like to run ultras, so I signed up for a couple of 50Ks to get started.

Those first races came and went, with varying results. I was looking forward to running more and possibly pushing into the longer distances, but I injured my knee in June 2010 and I've never been consistently healthy since.

I started law school in August 2010, which meant less time for training. In June 2011, Baby Elliott was born, which meant even less time for training. But she's worth it. 

Baby Nora joined us in October 2013, with the same effect on training as Elliott (who, incidentally, is no longer a baby). 

I (finally) finished school in April 2014 and now I'm an evil corporate lawyer in Salt Lake. I have no illusions that I'll ever get back into the shape that I once was, but I'm perfectly at peace with that. I still have many goals to accomplish and many years in which to do it. 

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Total Distance
70.60
Altra Torin Miles: 52.20MR10 (old) Miles: 18.40
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Total Distance
5.50

More miles, fewer than planned. But that's life.

Altra Torin Miles: 5.50
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6.00

At least I ran today.

Altra Torin Miles: 6.00
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13.00

Thirteen miles on the River Trail as a simple out and back. I've been feeling run down all week. It's not that I have no energy. It's that my ankles and lower back feel stiff and sore, making any running more difficult and less enjoyable than it should be. Really, I feel like an old man.

Altra Torin Miles: 13.00
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3.00

Altra Torin Miles: 3.00
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4.40

MR10 (old) Miles: 4.40
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4.00

Altra Torin Miles: 4.00
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4.00

MR10 (old) Miles: 4.00
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9.70

Altra Torin Miles: 9.70
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6.20

I was supposed to do three 1.5 mile intervals at a 10k-ish effort, followed by a shorter interval at a 5K effort. I did two just fine, but ran out of gas at the start of the third and decided to call it.

MR10 (old) Miles: 6.20
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5.00

Easy miles.

Altra Torin Miles: 5.00
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3.80

Twenty minutes of 30 seconds on, 30 seconds off. On turned out ot be about 5:30 per mile, which tells me I'm not in the best shape of my life.

Even after a brief warmup and cool down, it was a pretty short run, which is fine since I overslept.

MR10 (old) Miles: 3.80
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6.00

Easy miles.

Altra Torin Miles: 6.00
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0.00

Rest day. Scheduled, but probably not deserved given my lack of consistency over the past two weeks.

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70.60
Altra Torin Miles: 52.20MR10 (old) Miles: 18.40
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