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Location:

St George,

Member Since:

Mar 10, 2009

Gender:

Male

Goal Type:

Other

Running Accomplishments:

Best 10K:  2013 Spectrum 10K 40:34

Best Half Marathon:  2012 Dog Town 1:29:57

Best Marathon: 2013 St George 3:12:15

Best 50-miler 2012 8:36

Short-Term Running Goals:

Keep running!!!!

Long-Term Running Goals:

Keep Running!!!

Personal:

I am married with eight children.  All of them are ours. My wife is so awesome!

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Miles:This week: 4.40 Month: 59.30 Year: 922.40
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
32.3011.3019.000.0062.60
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
8.001.000.000.009.00

AM

Ran up brigham rd and around through bloominton hills. Picked up the virgin river trail and on to home. The 4th mile tempo at 7:15 pace. Total time 1:15 (8:26 pace) Cathy and I went to JB's for breakfast.

PM

Meet up with the triclub at Sand Hollow Reservoir. Swam 1 mile and biked 12+ miles.

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Race: Red Rock Relay (187 Miles) 27:01:00
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
3.004.0015.000.0022.00

Where to start and What to write.  First off this all started with the 9 (Aaron Mettler, Me, Karen and Kelly Lyman, Lacy and Josh, Kelly H., Cedric, and Kaylee) of the 12 runners going up Thursday the night before to sleep at the start in Brianhead, UT.  It was very cold up there and no one slept... of-course!!!  Our starting placement was 6am.  The first runner(Lacy) rode the ski lift up to the top of the mountain in the dark, and then ran down a rocky trail back to the venue, in the dark, to make her first hand off to Kelly H at leg 2.  We circled around the Brianhead area on back roads and then headed south through Cedar Breaks national park.

I ran my first leg (#6) at the junction of Hwy 14 and the turn off back to Cedar Breaks.  I dropped from 10000 feet to 8200 feet in 7 miles.  I flew down this mountain!  When we hit the bottom of the mtn near Cedar City, we headed back up the mountain towards Kolob reservoir.  The climb back up was hellacious and took 3 different running legs to get back up to the top.  Good Job Cedric, Karen and Kelly!!!!  I then ran the 12th leg (8 miles) that did a little more climbing up 9200 feet and then plunged down to Kolob Reservoir.  I was really sucking air at these high elevations.  Our other 3 runners (Amy, Ross and Josh Decker) were there to join us for the rest of our race.

We ran down through the west side of Zion's park over to rockville.  We turned around and headed towards St George.  After we past through Hurricane, UT the clouds moved in and we had a spectacular lightning show around us.  We arrived in the St George area around 1 am Saturday.  We ran through town and headed up towards Gunlock, UT.  The rain started at this point.  I picked up my 3rd and final leg from Santa Clara to Shivwits.  This leg the weather let loose on me.  The down pour was so heavy that I couldn't see the road and the rain stung my face.  I counted 5 lightning burst that hit in my local area.  I was afraid I was going to get struck!  This leg was #28 and I had 4 miles of rolling hills and a 1 mile uphill.  I was so jazzed when I finished that run.  I think it was the combination of the rain, lightning and sleep deprivation that kept me going.  I had not slept yet at this point since thursday morning.

We ran up over Gunlock and over to Veyo.  Kelly and Karen Lyman ran the next big hills.  I don't know how they ran the worst legs of this relay.  I paced a little for some of the girls that had to run at night.  Over-all I ran a total of 22 miles.  We finished just after Snow cyn on saturday around 9am with a time of 27 hours.  We were the second team to finish.  The first team finished in 24 hrs and the team after us finished a little more than 24 hrs.  I figure we will be somewhere around 10-15th place out of 60 teams.  I will gets the details later. 

I slept till 4pm today.  I hope I sleep tonight.

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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
0.005.300.000.005.30

Elijah And I were just going out for an easy run since I was still a little tight from my race last weekend.  We started out slow, but picked it up after we were warmed up.  Stopped at a couple pull-up bars along the trail and worked on my pull-ups... wow... I suck at pull-ups!!!

We finished with a 7:15 for the last mile, and then we sprinted the last 0.15 home.  Elijah kicked my can... fast kid!!!  Our over-all pace was 7:53 average.

I walked 2 miles with Cathy before the run.  She is hoping to resume running this weekend.

PM

P90X - Ab ripperx and upper body pull-ups, push-ups, bar & chair dips, and bicep dumbbells.

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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
3.100.000.000.003.10

Ran the treadmill after yoga class.  Averaged an 8:30 pace.  Arms, shoulders and core is a little sore from yesterday.

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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
3.200.004.000.007.20

Started with a 2 mile warm-up (18:34 @ 9:17 pace).  4 mile tempo at 30:21 with 7:36 pace.  1.2 mile cool down at 8:35 pace.

Swam at the lake in the evening.  Water was very choppy and I forgot my wetsuit.  That was a good training swim for 0.75 mile in 28 minutes.  Rode bikes after swim for 15 miles.  Top speed down the big hill was 49.1 mph.  Total bike time was 50:55.  First half of ride was uphill and against the wind.  But the way back was a lot of fun in 19 minutes.

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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
1.000.000.000.001.00

Only ran a mile.  I have developed plantar fasciitis in my right foot....... :(  :(

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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
3.000.000.000.003.00

It is very nice to be running again. I did 3 easy miles on the treadmill at a 10:00 pace. My right foot felt great. I will try another run this friday or saturday.

The last 2 weeks I have been swimming, biking, and working out to p90x.  Last saturday I did my first open water swimming race.  I was the 6th over-all finisher with a time of 21:40 for the mile.  I finished in a group of four and our times were only off by tenths of a second.  I was the last of the 4 to go through the finishers gate.  The first finisher was only a minute ahead.  Her name was Dawn Lee.  Good swimmer!!!

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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
3.000.000.000.003.00

Ran another 3 miles on the treadmill.  Half mile warm-up walk and a half mile cool down walk.  I ran the 3 miles a little faster than tuesday (9:20 pace).

I did the P90X ab ripper when I got home. 

Now I'm off to see Cathy's play at Tuacahn.

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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
8.001.000.000.009.00

Ran a nice-N-easy run with the girls today along the Virgin River Trail.  Average pace was 10:00.  My last mile was under a 8:00 pace.  Katie put kinesio tape on my plantars foot.  That really helped a lot!!  I just looked a little gay with pink tape running up my right leg.  I ran to the store later and bought black tape for the marathon.  I guess I am not in touch with my feminine side just yet!!

I hope to do a P90X session, and bike ride later today.  We are also doing a midnight hike in Zion's.  We will either climb Angles landing or Observation Point.

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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
32.3011.3019.000.0062.60
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