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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.

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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
95.1025.000.000.00120.10
Skechers Meb Speed 3 Murica Miles: 75.80New Balance Vazee Summit Miles: 44.30
Night Sleep Time: 0.00Nap Time: 0.00Total Sleep Time: 0.00Weight: 0.00
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
8.000.000.000.008.00

Tm. 7:13 AP.

Skechers Meb Speed 3 Murica Miles: 8.00
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
0.006.000.000.006.00

Indoor track. 6:55 AP.

Skechers Meb Speed 3 Murica Miles: 6.00
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
0.009.000.000.009.00

8:10 AP. Work to red butte and back, to jcc, along bosho to city creek canyon and down to the bottom of memory grove. 1600' climb, slightly more drop.

New Balance Vazee Summit Miles: 9.00
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
2.000.000.000.002.00

Quick run with Holly before having people over.

New Balance Vazee Summit Miles: 2.00
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
7.000.000.000.007.00

.5 to gym, then 6.5 more on tm. 7:04 AP.

Skechers Meb Speed 3 Murica Miles: 7.00
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
11.000.000.000.0011.00

Work to 11th ave to city creek to radio towers to nsl (with brief extra for guinea hill) to home plus extra parking lot looking to get it up to 11. 1400' gain and 8:32 AP. Trail portion was dry except at highest altitudes.

Skechers Meb Speed 3 Murica Miles: 11.00
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
12.200.000.000.0012.20

Afton State park back in MN. Trails were somewhat slick, but it was a great time. Regardless of all of the Utah beauty I'm exposed to, I'm amazed by Afton every time I get to run there. 12.2, just shy of 2000' gain, 8:45 AP. 

New Balance Vazee Summit Miles: 12.20
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
5.600.000.000.005.60

Easy trails and roads around parents' house with a respectable 300' of climb. 7:50 AP. 35.8 is (rather sadly) my highest mileage week in 14 months. Lol. Legs feel good though. I'm being smart and not pushing it, pace wise, as I get it rolling agajn.

New Balance Vazee Summit Miles: 5.60
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
5.700.000.000.005.70

Trails with 1250' climb, mostly in the first 1.3 (350' from 1 to 1.3, which I definitely noticed... Haha...). Wildrose to city creek ridge to radio towers and back, with last little bit on roads to link to other trailhead.  Went really easy (mid-high 9s, never faster than high 7s even on the downhill), but lower back oddly got pretty tight in the last mile. Guess all the airline travel this week and the aggressive skiint earlier today didn't help?

New Balance Vazee Summit Miles: 5.70
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
4.000.000.000.004.00

Back was reaaaaally jacked Mon-wed. Doc thinks it was tweaked on plane on Saturday and I could start running again a couple days ago, but it really hurt (literally couldn't stand up straight much of Mon/Tues), so I was conservative. Still motivated, just trying to not get hurt.

 

Skechers Meb Speed 3 Murica Miles: 4.00
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
4.700.000.000.004.70

Things still feel a little off balance after the back was screwy last week, but there's no pain, which is good. AP just over 8:00. Nice and relaxing evening run. 200' climb.

New Balance Vazee Summit Miles: 4.70
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
0.0010.000.000.0010.00

10 miles, treadmill, 7:04 AP.

Skechers Meb Speed 3 Murica Miles: 10.00
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
5.100.000.000.005.10

Work to BOSHO to zoo to Foothill, to Cappechi and back, with 370' of climb. Very casual effort. Figured it would be about 9 min pace, but it was apparently 8:25. Very heavy rain during the run, but that's what shells with adjustable hoods are for.

New Balance Vazee Summit Miles: 5.10
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
13.000.000.000.0013.00

7:57 AP. 710' gain.

Skechers Meb Speed 3 Murica Miles: 13.00
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
7.200.000.000.007.20

Pasadena. 7:40 pace with 250' climb. 81 degrees feels like 91 after being in snow yesterday. Glad I got that out of the way early ish, as it'll actually be 90 later, and I'm not sure I could handle that very well right now. Hah.

 

Skechers Meb Speed 3 Murica Miles: 7.20
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
9.600.000.000.009.60

Pasadena. Same loop as yesterday, but tacked on an extra 2 and a half ish at the end. Starting at 8:15 am and having 8 oz of water before made the temps easy. 7:33 AP. 270' gain. Nice that 10ish at mid 7 feels easy.

 

Skechers Meb Speed 3 Murica Miles: 9.60
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
95.1025.000.000.00120.10
Skechers Meb Speed 3 Murica Miles: 75.80New Balance Vazee Summit Miles: 44.30
Night Sleep Time: 0.00Nap Time: 0.00Total Sleep Time: 0.00Weight: 0.00
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