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Location:

Salt Lake City,UT,United States

Member Since:

Dec 08, 2012

Gender:

Male

Goal Type:

Local Elite

Running Accomplishments:

13.1: 1:15:33 (2013)

26.2: 2:42:07 (2014)

Short-Term Running Goals:

Get unfat

Become able to train at a reasonably high level again

Get sort of fast again

Build up enough base to not embarass myself too badly at the 2017 Bear 100

 

Long-Term Running Goals:

Stay healthy, make steady incremental improvements, eventually get under 1:10 in the half marathon and 2:30 in the marathon.

Personal:

I am a bioengineering PhD currently working as a post-doctoral research fellow in the Department of Neurology at the University of Utah, where I design neurosurgical approaches for treating movement disorders. I was sort of fast until I put running on the back burner at the end of grad school and am trying to get sort of fast again now.

Favorite Blogs:

Miles:This week: 27.40 Month: 201.10 Year: 421.30
RETIRED Saucony A6 Orange #1 Lifetime Miles: 420.80
RETIRED Saucony Kinvara 3 Red Lifetime Miles: 353.85
RETIRED Nike Zoom Streak LT2 Lifetime Miles: 351.40
RETIRED New Balance 1010 - Just Awful Shoes. Only Spent $20, But Still A Waste. Lifetime Miles: 81.50
RETIRED Saucony Orange Kinvara 4 Lifetime Miles: 338.50
RETIRED Saucony A6 Orange #2 Lifetime Miles: 432.20
RETIRED Saucony Shay XC3 Red - Beat Them Up Early Playing Disc Golf In Them Lifetime Miles: 120.10
RETIRED Skechers GoRun 2 Yellow Lifetime Miles: 426.20
RETIRED Skechers GoMeb Speed 2 - Chevron Houston Marathon Edition - Beat Them Up Early Playing Disc Golf In Them Lifetime Miles: 253.40
Adidas Adizero Boost Lifetime Miles: 68.40
Skechers GoRun 3 Black Lifetime Miles: 130.50
Skechers Go Run 2 Orange Lifetime Miles: 124.50
Adidas Adizero RC Green Lifetime Miles: 145.00
Skechers GoRun 4 Blue Lifetime Miles: 105.80
Skechers Meb Speed 3 Murica Lifetime Miles: 227.30
New Balance Vazee Summit Lifetime Miles: 253.90
Skechers GoRun 5 Houston Lifetime Miles: 125.50
New Balance Vazee Summit 2 Lifetime Miles: 26.20
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
28.008.200.000.0036.20
Skechers Meb Speed 3 Murica Miles: 10.90New Balance Vazee Summit Miles: 25.30
Night Sleep Time: 0.00Nap Time: 0.00Total Sleep Time: 0.00Weight: 0.00
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
6.300.000.000.006.30

While watching sportsball with Fritz, Amiee, Josh, Marianne, etc, I signed up for the Bear 100 on a whim. So, I decided I should probably be training and ran 6.3 miles at 8:03 AP afterwards. :P NSL/Bountiful with 270' gain. Strong tailwind going North, strong headwind coming back South.

Skechers Meb Speed 3 Murica Miles: 6.30
Night Sleep Time: 0.00Nap Time: 0.00Total Sleep Time: 0.00Weight: 0.00
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
2.200.000.000.002.20

2.2 > 0. Haha. 6:58 AP. Got out at 11:30 PM and didn't want to do much, but want to make running a habit again if I'm going to get in shape for racing later in the year.

Skechers Meb Speed 3 Murica Miles: 2.20
Night Sleep Time: 0.00Nap Time: 0.00Total Sleep Time: 0.00Weight: 0.00
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
5.200.000.000.005.20

BPRB to BOSHO to zoo and back on roads. 7:48 AP with 420' of gain. Trails were a mix of sort of muddy and sort of snowy, but I could run off the side on grass most of the time when I was on the trail. Really liking the Vazee Summit still after 160-odd miles on them, and the traction is still really good. It's looking like I should be able to get quite a few miles out of them.

New Balance Vazee Summit Miles: 5.20
Night Sleep Time: 0.00Nap Time: 0.00Total Sleep Time: 0.00Weight: 0.00
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
5.400.000.000.005.40

BPRB to JCC to BOSHO to trail down to 1400-ish East Tomahawk, back to JCC via top roads and trail route, and back. 850' gain, muddy/slushy trails, and very easy effort resulted in 9:30 AP. Haha.

New Balance Vazee Summit Miles: 5.40
Night Sleep Time: 0.00Nap Time: 0.00Total Sleep Time: 0.00Weight: 0.00
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
0.008.200.000.008.20

Only 8:30 AP, but moderately hard effort. 2/3 trails, mostly muddy, 1/3 roads, with 1600' of climb. Same amount of loss, but hard to take much benefit from it, as majority of dowmhill was in sloshy mud, or on the absurdly steep terrace hills drive.

 

New Balance Vazee Summit Miles: 8.20
Night Sleep Time: 0.00Nap Time: 0.00Total Sleep Time: 0.00Weight: 0.00
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
2.400.000.000.002.40

Very strong headwind on the downhill and very strong tailwind on the uphill. Roughly evens out. Haha. 6:50 AP for the brief outing.

Skechers Meb Speed 3 Murica Miles: 2.40
Night Sleep Time: 0.00Nap Time: 0.00Total Sleep Time: 0.00Weight: 0.00
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
3.500.000.000.003.50

New Balance Vazee Summit Miles: 3.50
Night Sleep Time: 0.00Nap Time: 0.00Total Sleep Time: 0.00Weight: 0.00
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
3.000.000.000.003.00

New Balance Vazee Summit Miles: 3.00
Night Sleep Time: 0.00Nap Time: 0.00Total Sleep Time: 0.00Weight: 0.00
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
28.008.200.000.0036.20
Skechers Meb Speed 3 Murica Miles: 10.90New Balance Vazee Summit Miles: 25.30
Night Sleep Time: 0.00Nap Time: 0.00Total Sleep Time: 0.00Weight: 0.00
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