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October 2013

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Location:

Lehi,UT,USA

Member Since:

Apr 29, 2010

Gender:

Male

Goal Type:

Boston Qualifier

Running Accomplishments:

2009 Provo River Marathon, 4:04:38

2009 Provo Canyon Halloween 1/2 Marathon, 1:27:22

2010 Ogden Marathon, 3:04:39

2010 Deseret News Marathon, 2:51:36

2010 Provo River 1/2 Marathon 1:19:01

2010 Top of Utah Marathon 2:52:24

2010 Just Cuz 1/2 Marathon 1:17:36

2011 13.1 LA 1/2 Marathon 1:19:43

2011 Timpanogos Half 1:16:51

2011 Treadmill Marathon 2:49:26 (pr)

Short-Term Running Goals:

2:45 Boston.

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Miles:This week: 0.00 Month: 0.00 Year: 0.00
Elliptical Trainer 2017 Lifetime Miles: 107.00
Treadmill 2017 Lifetime Miles: 454.20
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
114.500.000.000.00114.50
Treadmill 2013 Miles: 101.50Nike Free Run 4.0 Gray Miles: 110.50Bike 2013 Miles: 20.00Elliptical Trainer 2013 Miles: 15.00Saucony Progrid Kinvara Miles: 4.00
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
6.500.000.000.006.50

6.5 progressive miles on the rickety treadmill in the "gym" at my office.  That thing really doesn't like an overweight runner going sub 7:00 pace on it.  I seriously thought the running board under the belt was just going to snap.

Treadmill 2013 Miles: 6.50Nike Free Run 4.0 Gray Miles: 6.50
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20 mile Bike ride by myself, in the dark out around West Lehi/SaratogaSprings/stinky Mink Farm. 

I talked to Carina for a few minutes trying to convince her why she should run St. George Marathon in 3 days, the thing she has been training so hard for all summer, the thing she is totally ready to rock, but it was no use, that girl is a basket case :)

Bike 2013 Miles: 20.00
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
6.000.000.000.006.00

Woke up in Henderson NV this morning, it seems like a nice place, I was tempted to run outside but ended up on the treadmill.  It seems like all the Marriott Residence Inn's have upgraded their treadmills to the nice LifeFitness ones, I hate when hotels have junky treamills.

Elliptical Trainer 2013 Miles: 1.00Treadmill 2013 Miles: 6.00Nike Free Run 4.0 Gray Miles: 6.00
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
6.000.000.000.006.00

1 mile on the elliptical, 6 miles on the hotel treadmill.  Maybe next week I'll bump up to 7 mile runs.

Elliptical Trainer 2013 Miles: 1.00Treadmill 2013 Miles: 6.00Nike Free Run 4.0 Gray Miles: 6.00
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
6.000.000.000.006.00

6 wonderful miles on the clunkity office treadmill.  Clunk...Clunk...Clunk.......

Treadmill 2013 Miles: 6.00Nike Free Run 4.0 Gray Miles: 6.00
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
7.000.000.000.007.00

7 miles Clunk..clunk...clunk...

Treadmill 2013 Miles: 7.00Nike Free Run 4.0 Gray Miles: 7.00
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
3.000.000.000.003.00

I am feeling especially pudgy and slow this morning.  Running was hurting so I pulled the plug at 3 miles and retreated to the elliptical which is even more clunky than the treadmill.

No run tomorrow, I'm waking the family up at 5:00am to head down to Disneyland for fall break.  Disneyland isn't considered a national park is it?

 

Elliptical Trainer 2013 Miles: 3.00Treadmill 2013 Miles: 3.00Nike Free Run 4.0 Gray Miles: 3.00
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
9.000.000.000.009.00

3 loops around Disney, once by myself, once with my wife and once with my son.  He is getting in really good shape, he said his goal is top 10 in age group in the Turkey Trot, and top 3 in the Running with the Tigers 5K next spring.  Hopefully they have better age groups at the Turkey trot this year.  Last year it was 19 and under.

Nike Free Run 4.0 Gray Miles: 9.00
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
6.000.000.000.006.00

I didn't think I'd even be able to run this morning after driving back from Disneyland yesterday and then falling down the stairs re-pulling my hamstring putting suitcases away last night but after a warmup on the elliptical I decided to give it a try and to my surprise it felt incredibly OK.

Elliptical Trainer 2013 Miles: 1.00Treadmill 2013 Miles: 6.00Nike Free Run 4.0 Gray Miles: 6.00
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
6.000.000.000.006.00

"What are you doing today Brain?"

"the same thing we do everyday, try and take over the world!!"

Elliptical Trainer 2013 Miles: 1.00Treadmill 2013 Miles: 6.00Nike Free Run 4.0 Gray Miles: 6.00
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
7.000.000.000.007.00

Almost didn't get out of bed this morning but then I remembered I'm FAT so I rolled myself out of bed and went runnin'  a strange thing happened when I got to the office gym, there was someone else in there, awkward!!  I've never seen anyone else actually use that gym besides me and there is only one treadmill that the belt doesn't slip on, luckily I'm the only one who knows which one that is ;)

Elliptical Trainer 2013 Miles: 1.00Treadmill 2013 Miles: 7.00Nike Free Run 4.0 Gray Miles: 7.00
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
5.000.000.000.005.00

I did more elliptical this morning, not because of injury, infact I was feeling pretty good on that front this morning, but I'm studying for my CISSP which I commited to my boss I would take the test in 2 weeks so I was listening to my book on MP3 while ellipticalling, for some reason running takes too much concentration and I can't listen to my boring book on MP3, so I ellipticaled until the end of the chapter and then moved over to the treadmill.

Elliptical Trainer 2013 Miles: 4.00Treadmill 2013 Miles: 5.00Nike Free Run 4.0 Gray Miles: 5.00
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
4.000.000.000.004.00

I'm not used to this running in the cold stuff.  4 easy miles around the neighborhood before heading to the airport. 

I told the kids I was going to the capital of California this week, they still think I'm going back to Disneyland.

Saucony Progrid Kinvara Miles: 4.00
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
6.000.000.000.006.00

6 miles on the hotel treadmill here in the Capital of California.  Which isn't 'Disneyland', or 'C'.

I opened the door to the gym so it was kind of like I was running outside.

Treadmill 2013 Miles: 6.00Nike Free Run 4.0 Gray Miles: 6.00
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
6.000.000.000.006.00

Treadmill 2013 Miles: 6.00Nike Free Run 4.0 Gray Miles: 6.00
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
7.000.000.000.007.00

7 miles on the hotel treadmill before heading to the airport to go home.

Elliptical Trainer 2013 Miles: 1.00Treadmill 2013 Miles: 7.00Nike Free Run 4.0 Gray Miles: 7.00
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
6.000.000.000.006.00

Back to the office, I think I'm going to go give Golds gym a try next week. 

Elliptical Trainer 2013 Miles: 1.00Treadmill 2013 Miles: 6.00Nike Free Run 4.0 Gray Miles: 6.00
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
4.000.000.000.004.00

I went and tried out Golds gym this morning and all I can say is, what a horrible place.  I know it's mostly because I've been spoiled at Lifetime and I guess at 1/6th the price Lifetime isn't 600% better but I'm not sure what to do now.  I do want a gym for the winter and Golds is the closest option to my new office but the place is just kind of gross.  Hot, stinky, crowded, and the treadmills are stacked right on top of each other.   I just can't even imagine what that place is like on January 2nd.

Anyway, all that being said I may sign up anyway.  My work has a deal with Orem Rec center which I may go try out tomorrow to compare but it's further away and if it's like most community Rec centers it's not any better.

Treadmill 2013 Miles: 4.00Nike Free Run 4.0 Gray Miles: 4.00
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
7.000.000.000.007.00

Back to the office gym today, I decided it's not all that bad, the treadmill is a bit clunky but it goes, I have the whole room to myself and the showers are really nice.  I would like to have some free weights though.

I've decided to bump my daily mileage to 7, mainly because now I can run 7 in about the same time it took me to run 6, 8 weeks ago.  Fitness is coming slowly back, I'm still sickenly overwieght, and my glute and foot still have some pain but usually they don't hurt during my run just towards the end of the day for some reason.

Elliptical Trainer 2013 Miles: 1.00Treadmill 2013 Miles: 7.00Nike Free Run 4.0 Gray Miles: 7.00
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
7.000.000.000.007.00

I didn't get my elliptical warmup in cause 1 minute into it another person started coming to the gym and I didn't want them to steal my treadmill so I jumped off the elliptical and claimed my treadmill.  They ended up going to the soda machine for a Mt. Dew instead.

Treadmill 2013 Miles: 7.00Nike Free Run 4.0 Gray Miles: 7.00
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I decided to stay home this morning to help Britt get ready for the day at school.  She complains that today is going to be a useless out of control non-productive day, but then she gets the most into it.  I agree that school is meant for learning not just a big out of control party, but I also think, whatever they are 6,9, and 11 years old, it's OK to have fun.

My kids always pick the craziest costums each year, and my wife somehow always get them done, even working full time now. 

Zach is a Ninja (not too crazy), Ethan is an iPod, (Britt and I were up all night putting that creation together and it turned out awesome), Bradin is a Rubix cube, which is also very cool, and I am dressed up like the Fox from "What does a fox say?"

Ringdingdingdadingdadingdading.

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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
114.500.000.000.00114.50
Treadmill 2013 Miles: 101.50Nike Free Run 4.0 Gray Miles: 110.50Bike 2013 Miles: 20.00Elliptical Trainer 2013 Miles: 15.00Saucony Progrid Kinvara Miles: 4.00
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