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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: 0.00 Month: 60.70 Year: 999.20
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
84.0520.203.000.00107.25
Race: St George Marathon (26.2 Miles) 03:21:03
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
26.200.000.000.0026.20

St George Marathon... What can I say... missed qualifing by 4 seconds!!

Splits: 7:42, 7:33, 7:27, 7:20, 7:22, 7:14, 7:09, 8:18, 7:56, 7:45, 7:50, 7:29, 7:23, 7:40, 7:09, 7:20, 7:08, 7:36, 7:48, 7:43, 7:11, 7:52, 7:40, 7:42, 8:56, 8:58, last 0.2 mile @ 6:51.

But... I sprinted the last 0.3 miles after I realized I was not going to make it... I pucked at the finish, collapsed, told a volunteer off, collapsed again, and walked off the finish line by my own power.

My friend Aaron Mettler won the race today!! I am very happy for him!

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Swam 0.4 miles in the lake for a recovery. My legs are stiff today. Yesterday I had no problems walking and climbing stairs.  Today I am struggling.

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Am - P90X Chest & Back, and ab ripper... I took it easy... don't want to make my whole body sore after a marathon

PM - Swam 90 length in meters

500 m warm-up, 250 pull, 250 free
5X100 progressives (1:34, 1:35, 1:36, 1:38, 1:36) 2 min sets
250 free, 250 pull, 250 free

Spin for 1:04... it rain all day so I had to ride indoors

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AM - Plyo P90X - we only did the first 35 minutes... we don't want to over do it after a marathon... ouch!!

Noon - Cathy and I rode our mtn bikes down the virgin river trail and back. The rain stopped for a short time and we didn't want to get our nice rode bikes dirty. The wind was killing us on the way out, and we were too tired to enjoy the tail wind back. We only got in 16 miles due to the wind abuse!!

PM - Swim - 1 mile


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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
3.300.000.000.003.30

AM - P90X shoulders & arms, ab ripperx... Loving it!!!!!!!!!!!!!

PM - This is suppose to be a recovery week... It started to rain again just as I was pulling out of the garage, so Cathy and I did our bike/run multi-brick transition workout at the gym.  We biked 5min, ran 5min for two sets; Biked 10min, ran 10min for two sets; Biked 30 min. Total run = 30 min and bike = 60 min. I did less running just to avoid too much impact, and ran on the treadmill for a softer surface! I made sure I maintained a high candance on the spin bike.

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AM: P90X legs and back... no ab ripper since we did that yesterday.

Noon: Biked 20 miles at a 20.2 mph average. Route: blommington loop, sunriver loop, and southern parkway loop.... pushed HARD through the wind!!!

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Rode 8 miles to the SHAQ (all uphill), swam 2000 meters, rode 11 miles home with rollers and a big downhill. 19 miles total at a 18.1 mph average.

Swim Warm-up - 200 easy, 100 free, 100 back, 100 free, 100 brest, 100 free, 100 pull, 200 free
Swim workout - 5X100 (2:00 min) each set time was 1:33, 1:36, 1:34, 1:33, 1:30
Cool Down - 200 easy, 100 gliders, 50 back, 50 free, 2X50 sprints

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12.400.000.000.0012.40

Craig and I ran most of one loop on the ironman run course.  We wanted to maintain the actual pace (9:00) we will run this course during the race. We ran a little faster than planned, probably because we didn't just bike 112 miles before the run... :) I was still a little tight from the marathon last week, but no problems. You can see the difference from running uphill vs downhill.  Some of our uphills we maintained some 8's. Average pace = 8:40

Splits: 9:01, 8:33, 9:22, 8:37, 8:00, 7:48, 9:33, 9:52, 8:22, 8:23, 8:59, 7:55, 7:43 (0.4 miles)

After my run on the ironman course with Craig, I headed on my bike towards Hurricane at a moderate pace. By the time I got to Washington City I kicked it into high gear. I held a good pace until I got back to Washington City and I bonked. It just so happened that I didn't bring any food and 2 and half hours and 47 miles later I was spent. Stopped at the Del Taco for a refresher of a double cheese burger, fries, green burrito, 2 tacos and a drink. I felt much better and finished my last 10 miles at a good pace. I had a guy latch on to me when I was biking through the tough hills.  He paid dearly for the free pull and maybe I did too!?!?

P90X tonight... Kenpo!!

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AM - P90X Chest & Back, and most of the abripperx. Hit the early morning spin class next for 1:20:00 for 27 miles. Lots of speed and hills!!! I had to ring my shirt out twice... what a mess I made!!

PM - Swim 2000 yds at City pool

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4.800.001.500.006.30

AM - Craig, Cathy and I did our Ironman Hill Workout at Pioneer Park.  There's a half mile loop at the park that goes half up and half down.  We ran our 10K pace up and IM pace (9:00) down. We did a 1 mile warm-up(9:00) and a 1 mile cool down(9:01). We did a zippy walk for 2 minutes in between each interval.

Splits:
1 int - 6:40 up 8:40 down
2 int - 6:33 up 8:45 down
3 int - 6:29 up 8:33 down
4 int - 6:28 up 8:09 down
5 int - 6:30 up 8:47 down
6 int - 6:19 up 8:37 down

PM - Biked 32 miles (19.7 mph ave) with Craig and Cathy.  We rode the fields loop and then around the southern parkway. Slight wind and a few rollers! Beautiful evening!!!

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2.000.000.000.002.00

AM - Bike 22 miles with Cathy, Craig, Tige, and Ryan S. We met at 5am and rode the Blvd up and down. Good hills and snooth surface... I still managed to get a flat too... >:S

PM - Brick Workout - Craig and I swam along the dam and back at Sand Hollow Reservoir. The wind picked up on the way back and it felt like I was swim in place against the wind current. I still managed a good time of 57:30!! We did a short transition bike ride for 10 miles and a run transition for 2 miles at a 8:00 pace.

And... I got in most of P90X this evening of Shoulders & Arms with most of abripperx.

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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
7.451.400.000.008.85

AM - Ran with Cathy for an easy 6 miler.  We paced just under a 9:30... I brought her along to slow me down, but the poor old girl was tired herself.  She worked hard to keep that pace. Then we did 50 minutes of P90X legs & Back... no abripper since I did that last night.

PM - Multi Brick Workout - Spin bike and treadmill

Warm-up: bike 5 min, run 5 min easy (9:27) 0.53 mile
10 min bike, 5 min run harder (8:30) 0.59 mile
15 min bike, 5 min run harder (7:40) 0.65 mile
10 min bike, 5 min run harder (6:40) 0.75 mile
cool down with additional 3 min run (9:00) 0.33 mile
10 min bike easy spin

Total bike = 50:00 min (17 miles) (20 mph ave)
Total run = 23:00 min (2.85 miles) (8:05 ave)

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AM - Pool Swim 2000 yds 5X100's

200 warm-up, 100 back, 100 free, 100 breast, 100 free, 100 kick, 100 pull, 200 free
5X100 free (2:00) (1:26, 1:25, 1:24, 1:25, 1:23)
100 pull, 50 kick, 50 pull, 300 free cool down

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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
7.500.000.000.007.50

Craig and I jump in with a tour ride that other friends were riding. We felt great and we rode up in the front with the leaders. I kept up for over 60 miles. I crushed the hills and thats when I dumped most of the riders drafting off me... :) Towards the end I almost made ground back up to the lead pack, but I had a run to do, so we jumped off that ride and hurried back to our cars for transition. Total distance was 85 miles in 4:00:07 (21.2) Very hilly course!!

We transitioned to run the ironman course. When we got to the top of the last hill, we turned around and ran back. Mile 3 we walked the big hill turning onto red hills parkway.

Splits: 9:08, 9:05, 10:48, 9:00, 8:22, 7:51, 8:07, 7:26(0.5 mile)

My reward was Five Guys!!! :D

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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
8.400.000.000.008.40

AM - Spin for 1 hour... and for early lunch, Cathy and I ran the IM course at her pace. I pushed on the last couple miles of downhill.

PM - Pool Swim 2200

Just swam... I did most of it in 250 yd segments.  First 500 yd was a warm-up, next 250's were a hard push, Next 500 yds easy, and then the next 250's a hard push. 200 yd cool down.  Most of my 250's were under 4 minutes.

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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
5.000.001.500.006.50

AM - IM hill loop workout

Warm-up 1.5 mile
6X200 of hill at 10K pace (6:30)
200 recovery downhill at IM pace (8:45)
Zippy 2 min walk after each recovery
Cool down 1 mile

PM - Biked 47 miles in 2.5 hrs

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Brick workout

swam 1600 yds

biked 15 miles (24 mph) spin class

ran 2 miles (7:50)

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0.0014.400.000.0014.40

Ragnar Relay - Las Vegas

Leg 5 - 7.2 total miles at 50:05 time (6:58).  Rollers & Lots of them!!!! I ran hard and had 6 kills, chased one guy from beginning to end... he would not let me pass... Made a good rabbit for me!!! :D

Splits: 7:00, 7:29, 7:37, 6:35, 6:35, 7:02, 6:33, 6:17(0.2 mile)

Leg 17 - 7.2 total miles at 51:57 time (7:13).  More Rollers & Lots of them!!!! This leg was rated harder than my last leg.  I ran hard and had 39 kills, chased another guy from half way to the end... he would not let me pass... Made another good rabbit for me!!! :D

Splits: 7:04, 7:19, 6:29, 6:20, 7:45, 7:29, 7:56, 7:38(0.2 mile)

 

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Ragnar Relay

Leg 29 - 4.4 miles at a 35:11 time (8:00) All Uphill!!!! This leg was rated hard, and I ran hard and had 8 kills, I just chased slow runners...The numbers were getting few to pass by this point of the race.

Splits: 8:04, 8:26, 8:04, 7:53, 7:42(0.4 mile)

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Easy run with Cathy and Mike on a beautiful trail along a river in Bend Oregon.

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