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February 2010

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Location:

Fort Collins,CO,

Member Since:

May 15, 2003

Gender:

Male

Goal Type:

Local Elite

Running Accomplishments:

Unaided PR's:
5K: 14:48 (Track - 2001)
10K: 30:45 (Track - 2001)
10K: 31:32 (Bolder Boulder - 2013)
Half Marathon: 1:06:09 (Duluth - 2013)
Marathon: 2:17:54 (Grandma's) - 2014)
Marathon: 2:19:47 (Indianapolis Monumental - 2013)
Marathon: 2:19:49 (Indianapolis Monumental - 2010)

Aided PR's:
10K: 29:38 (Des News - 2011)
Half Marathon: 1:05:30 (TOU Half - 2011)
Marathon: 2:18:09 (St George - 2007)
Marathon: 2:17:35 (Boston - 2011)

Short-Term Running Goals:

Diagnosed with Ankylosing Spondylitis in June of 2008. Started taking Enbrel in March, 2009.

Run as much as I can, and race as well as I can. Make the most of however much time I have left as an able-bodied runner.

Training for the 2018 Colorado Marathon

Long-Term Running Goals:

  Run until I'm old, and then run some more. Stand tall.

Personal:

1 wife, 2 kids. 1 cat. Work as a GIS Specialist/Map Geek

Endure and persist; this pain will turn to your good. - Ovid

Therefore, since we have been justified through faith, we have peace with God through our Lord Jesus Christ, through whom we have gained access by faith into this grace in which we now stand. And we rejoice in the hope of the glory of God. Not only so, but we also rejoice in our sufferings, because we know that suffering produces perseverance; perseverance, character; and character, hope. And hope does not disappoint us, because God has poured out his love into our hearts by the Holy Spirit, whom he has given us. - Romans 5:1-5

 

 

Miles:This week: 0.00 Month: 0.00 Year: 471.50
Saucony Trail Shoe Lifetime Miles: 247.50
Hoka Clifton Lifetime Miles: 491.50
Saucony Type A6 Lifetime Miles: 186.50
Saucony Zealot Lifetime Miles: 478.75
Saucony Kinvara 6 Lifetime Miles: 433.50
Saucony Kinvara 6-2 Lifetime Miles: 358.75
Brooks Pure Connect Blue Lifetime Miles: 337.25
New Balance Trainers Lifetime Miles: 314.50
New Balance 1400 Racers Lifetime Miles: 65.00
Brook Pureflow Lifetime Miles: 99.50
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesCrosstraining milesTotal Miles
169.256.000.000.000.00175.25
Brooks Launch Miles: 30.00Brooks Adrenaline 9 Miles: 72.75Saucony Guide TR Miles: 24.00Brooks Axiom Miles: 26.50Saucony Tangent Miles: 22.00
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesCrosstraining milesTotal Miles
11.250.000.000.000.0011.25

Did an up-tempo run on the Bear River Loop. 11.25 miles, averaging 6:01/mile. The 6-minute guy passed me on the final hill.

Brooks Launch Miles: 11.25
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesCrosstraining milesTotal Miles
8.000.000.000.000.008.00

North Logan out-and-back. Averaged 6:44/mile.

Brooks Adrenaline 9 Miles: 8.00
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesCrosstraining milesTotal Miles
3.756.000.000.000.009.75

Ran from work and did a bit of a tempo run on the First Dam Run 10K course. Followed up the tempo with 8x30s hill charges up the Boulevard. Tempo splits were 5:53, 5:51, 5:55, 5:32, 5:36, 5:34.

Brooks Launch Miles: 9.75
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Decided to take the day off today. My right achilles got a bit sore during yesterday's run, and is still sore today. Not worth it to take chances, so will lay off until Saturday.

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Travel day out to Houston. My achilles is feeling quite a bit better, after rest, stretching and massaging.

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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesCrosstraining milesTotal Miles
24.000.000.000.000.0024.00

Crewed for and paced Jon in the Rocky 100 today. I'm not going to steal any of Jon's thunder regarding the race, so won't talk about that much. Cody and I explored some of the trails during some down-time in the mid-morning, and did about 4 miles. Then I paced Jon for 20 miles, for his Mile 60-80 during the race. My pacing duties started around 4PM, and ended around 8PM, so about half was in the dark. It was quite fun, more for me than for Jon. Even though it was "only" 20 miles, I was still pretty tired from the end, probably more from being on my feet for 4 hours than from the pace. Plus, it was my longest run since Top of Utah last September. I liked the trails out there. Rolling hills, but nothing long.

Saucony Guide TR Miles: 24.00
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesCrosstraining milesTotal Miles
8.000.000.000.000.008.00

Easy 8 miles, Upper Canyon loop. 7:10/mile average.

Brooks Adrenaline 9 Miles: 8.00
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesCrosstraining milesTotal Miles
9.500.000.000.000.009.50

Hyde Park - North Logan route. 9.5 miles averaging 6:44/mile. My right achilles is still just a little bit funny, so I'm not doing anything intense until I get it massaged/stretched out and feeling normal. Feels okay at this pace though.

Brooks Axiom Miles: 9.50
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I caught Seth's cold, so am taking today off.

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Still sick. I took a turn for the worse yesterday (fever), and saw a doctor later on. As suspected, I have strep. Taking antibiotics and laying low. The worst part is that I had to delay my dose of Enbrel until I get better. Bummer.

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Feeling 95% better from strep infection. Still, I decided to take one more day off for good measure. After all, it's just running.

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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesCrosstraining milesTotal Miles
5.750.000.000.000.005.75

I resumed training today, but am easing into it; nothing hard until I'm not with antibiotics. Did a loop around the east side of Smithfield, 5.75 miles averaging 7:30/mile. It felt pretty good.

Brooks Adrenaline 9 Miles: 5.75
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesCrosstraining milesTotal Miles
8.000.000.000.000.008.00

Ran from work. Planet Walk - Landfill Loop. Averaged 7:15/mile.

Brooks Axiom Miles: 8.00
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesCrosstraining milesTotal Miles
8.000.000.000.000.008.00

North Logan out-and-back. 6:36/mile average pace.

Brooks Adrenaline 9 Miles: 8.00
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesCrosstraining milesTotal Miles
9.000.000.000.000.009.00

Smithfield Canyon out-and-back. 9 miles, 6:52/mile average. My left glute was really sore from tearing around the house last night with Seth on my shoulders. Funny how running 10 miles at 6-minute pace makes me feel nothing, but playing hard with my kid for two minutes makes me sore.

Brooks Adrenaline 9 Miles: 9.00
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesCrosstraining milesTotal Miles
12.250.000.000.000.0012.25

Did a tempo run today, 12.25 miles on the Bear River Loop. I didn't really look at my watch at all, just ran at whatever pace my legs wanted to go. As usual for this type of workout, it was a progression; splits were 6:09, 6:00, 5:56, 5:58, 5:56, 5:47, 5:46, 5:37, 5:47, 5:50, 5:46, 6:03. (5:54/mile average). The first half is a general downhill (toward the Bear River), second half generally a slight uphill (away from river, toward mountains). But most people would describe it as "flat". I was working pretty hard on the last few miles to maintain that pace on the incline, but felt pretty good. Beautiful day to run.

Saucony Tangent Miles: 12.25
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesCrosstraining milesTotal Miles
9.000.000.000.000.009.00

Out-and-back on Canyon Rd, 9 miles total. Did 6 hill charges up the dugway near the end of the run. Averaged 6:50/mile for the run.

Brooks Axiom Miles: 9.00
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesCrosstraining milesTotal Miles
9.500.000.000.000.009.50

North Logan - Hyde Park Loop. 6:54/mile average pace.

Brooks Adrenaline 9 Miles: 9.50
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesCrosstraining milesTotal Miles
9.750.000.000.000.009.75

Did a tempo on the First Dam Run 10K course, followed by 8x30 hill charges on the Boulevard. Gray and snowy today, although nothing was sticking to the roads yet. But it was a less than inspiring day to run, and kind of a "bleh" workout. Tempo splits were 6:05, 6:03, 6:04, 5:49, 5:47, 5:40. Average pace for the entire run was 6:17/mile.

Saucony Tangent Miles: 9.75
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesCrosstraining milesTotal Miles
8.500.000.000.000.008.50

Ran from work. Planet Walk - Landfill Loop. 8 miles, right around 7-minute pace.

Brooks Adrenaline 9 Miles: 8.50
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesCrosstraining milesTotal Miles
9.000.000.000.000.009.00

Out-and-back up Smithfield Canyon. Did a little bit of a progression run. Average pace was 6:31/mile for 9 miles.

Brooks Launch Miles: 9.00
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesCrosstraining milesTotal Miles
16.000.000.000.000.0016.00

Did a loop out west and north of Smithfield. Very rural and nice, with a few really soft dirt roads. I probably saw about 3 cars the entire. It was absolutely gorgeous out today, and I just let my body take me at the pace it wanted to go. And apparently my body wanted to go fast. Splits were 6:20, 6:30, 6:22, 6:11, 6:26, 6:01, 5:58, 5:59, 6:06, 5:55, 5:51, 6:06, 5:56, 5:53, 5:58, 6:35. 6:07/mile average for 16 miles. For a while, 6-minute pace was feel pretty darn comfortable, but I was working hard during the last few miles, especially since they were a gradual uphill. The final mile (which is a big uphill) about killed me.

Great day to be alive.

Brooks Adrenaline 9 Miles: 16.00
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesCrosstraining milesTotal Miles
169.256.000.000.000.00175.25
Brooks Launch Miles: 30.00Brooks Adrenaline 9 Miles: 72.75Saucony Guide TR Miles: 24.00Brooks Axiom Miles: 26.50Saucony Tangent Miles: 22.00
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