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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: 0.00
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
28.000.000.000.0015.0043.00
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesCrosstraining milesTotal Miles
0.000.000.000.000.000.00

Skied back from yurt. Got home and crashed.

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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesCrosstraining milesTotal Miles
4.000.000.000.003.007.00

I was pretty tired from the yurt trip this weekend, so I slept in, then ran a mile with the dog. The run felt okay, no pain or anything. My hamstring held up really well during the weekend of skiing. I felt it a little bit once in a while during the hiking portions, but not during the runs at all. It was much better than at Alta a few weeks ago. I wore my garmin the entire weekend, and we covered just over 15 miles - 4.5 miles on the hike up, 6 miles during hiking and multiple ski runs on Saturday, and then another 4.5 miles on the hike down. Over ten hours recorded on the GPS. Not sure how to count this as cross training, so I'm not going to bother. I plotted it out the gps track on Google Earth, and it looks pretty cool. We had really good powder in the trees, especially for late March, and Saturday was one of my best tree-skiing days ever. The closest feeling to what my body feels like after a full day in the backcountry is after a marathon. It's remarkably close.

PM - ran to the gym via River Heights, then did 20 minutes on the elliptical and 10 minutes on the bike. Lifted:

  • 1x15 @ 110 lbs, 1x12 @ 115 lbs adductors
  • 2x12 @ 100 lbs abductors
  • 1x50 @ 130 lbs hip sled
  • 1x40 @ 70 lbs single leg hip sled (right leg only)
(Elite: 245 miles)

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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesCrosstraining milesTotal Miles
4.000.000.000.003.007.00

AM - ran a mile with the dog. Today's April fools joke was that planet earth tricked me into thinking it's February. 20 degrees out this morning. Fortunately for those racing Striders this weekend, it looks like things will turn around and be beautiful.

PM - same run as yesterday. At the gym, I did 20 minutes elliptical, 10 minutes arc trainer, 2x10 4-way hip @ 90 lbs, and 2x20 lunges @ 20 lbs.

(Axiom: 71 miles)

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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesCrosstraining milesTotal Miles
5.250.000.000.003.008.25

AM - ran the dog around the block, then ran to breakfast.

(Adrenaline: 124 miles)

PM - ran the dog around the block, then ran to the gym. Did 20 minutes elliptical and 10 minutes bike. Then did 2x15 @ 90 lbs abductors, 2x13 @ 115 lbs adductors, 1x45 @ 130 lbs leg press, and 1x35 @ 70 lbs single-leg press (right leg only). Ran home.

(Elite: 249 miles)

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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesCrosstraining milesTotal Miles
5.750.000.000.003.008.75

AM - ran the dog around the block, then ran to the gym, did 20 minutes elliptical and 10 minutes arc trainer, ran home.

(Triax: 460 miles)

PM - ran the Planet Walk, averaged 7:12/mile.

(Tangent: 36 miles)

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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesCrosstraining milesTotal Miles
5.000.000.000.003.008.00

AM - ran a mile with the dog.

PM - River Heights Loop, plus stop at the gym. 20 minutes on the elliptical, 10 minutes on the arc trainer, 2x10 @ 80 lbs 4-way hip, 2x22 @ 20 lbs lunges.

(Elite: 254 miles)

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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesCrosstraining milesTotal Miles
4.000.000.000.000.004.00

AM - Ran the dogs around the block, then put on my trail flats and ran some laps on the LHS grass fields. 6 laps total, plus the run there and back. Did a 100m pickup on each of the last 4 laps. Everything felt pretty good. Then I went and got a 90 minute massage. Hopefully that will help fix my next and left hip, which have been bugging me for well over a month now.

PM - killer 2-hr nap. People keep telling me I won't be able to do this after kids, but isn't that what doors are for? In any case, I'll enjoy it while I can.

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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesCrosstraining milesTotal Miles
28.000.000.000.0015.0043.00
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