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Squaw Peak 50

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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 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 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: 10.60 Month: 222.60 Year: 1288.10
Skechers GoRun 4 Blue - A Bit Too Big, But Free Lifetime Miles: 105.80
Saucony Grid Type A Lifetime Miles: 94.20
Saucony Fastwitch 7 Blue Lifetime Miles: 98.90
Saucony Fastwitch 7 Red Lifetime Miles: 98.20
New Balance Vazee Summit V2 Black Lifetime Miles: 86.80
Skechers Go Med Speed 4 Lifetime Miles: 33.30
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
269.506.000.000.00275.50
New Balance Vazee Summit 2 Miles: 145.40Skechers GoRun 5 Houston Miles: 6.50Skechers GoRun 4 Houston Miles: 123.60
Night Sleep Time: 0.00Nap Time: 0.00Total Sleep Time: 0.00Weight: 0.00
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
5.100.000.000.005.10

TAPERING. Conversational trail shake-out with Josh Jones. 5.1 miles with 660' climb at a nice, easy 9:18 AP. Haha.

New Balance Vazee Summit 2 Miles: 5.10
Night Sleep Time: 0.00Nap Time: 0.00Total Sleep Time: 0.00Weight: 0.00
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Race: Squaw Peak 50 (51.8 Miles) 11:57:51, Place overall: 46
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
51.800.000.000.0051.80

Squaw Peak 50. First half was ok, second half was rough. Still, made it through on very limited training. Mentality was good, so I'll be ready for Bear when I'm in better shape.

New Balance Vazee Summit 2 Miles: 51.80
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
2.500.000.000.002.50

2.5 miles of downhill recovery (meeting Daria at a grocery store in the Aves after work) at 7:46 AP. Legs are tired, but not sore.

Skechers GoRun 5 Houston Miles: 2.50
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
6.400.000.000.006.40

500' climb. Easy with Josh and Nic.

Skechers GoRun 4 Houston Miles: 6.40
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
5.200.000.000.005.20

Very easy trail run/hike with Daria in Bowman Fork.

New Balance Vazee Summit 2 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
3.000.000.000.003.00

Quick run on Jeremy Ranch Road at 7:26 average pace before dark. 230' gain. Camped out overnight. Fun times.

Skechers GoRun 4 Houston 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
8.700.000.000.008.70

Gradually picked it up on Jeremy Ranch Road after camping overnight. Slept poorly, and started really slowly. Miles 9:05, 8:43, 8:45, 8:27, 8:11, 8:04, 7:59, 7:35, 0.7 at 7:15 pace. 

Skechers GoRun 4 Houston Miles: 8.70
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
18.000.000.000.0018.00

I had apparently forgotten how ridiculous the unmarked, ultra-steep, uphill bushwhack was in upper City Creek Canyon. I was super annoyed to not only have my legs get shredded, but to also have my average pace implode (7:46/mile for the 16.5 miles excluding that section, 8:47/mile including that section). Got home and found that I got a Strava CR for the terrible bushwhack. Hahaha. Extra funny considering that I only did it because I forgot how much I hate it. It's actually a super weak CR if you can manage to run through getting your legs and even legs and torso shredded by horrible bushwhacking. I can't manage that, so I hiked like half of the climb. Haha. A little hungry and thirsty at the end. Didn't bring calories or water. Had a few oz at the bottom of City Creek and planned to drink more right before jumping on the bushwhack, but upper City Creek water fountains weren't running yet. Fortunately, I bummed a little more water from a biker at Rudy's Flat, which got me through the rest of the run without too much thirst.

New Balance Vazee Summit 2 Miles: 18.00
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
14.000.000.000.0014.00

Bosho from work to old apt in NSL. 2100' gain, 8:11 ap.

New Balance Vazee Summit 2 Miles: 14.00
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
8.600.000.000.008.60

Easy trails with Josh. 1000'+ gain, 9:11 ap.

New Balance Vazee Summit 2 Miles: 8.60
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
14.000.000.000.0014.00

Same run as Wednesday, but with Lara and at 9:11 average pace. 93 F is hot. 2100' gain.

New Balance Vazee Summit 2 Miles: 14.00
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
20.100.000.000.0020.10

Easy long run with Max and Shaina.

New Balance Vazee Summit 2 Miles: 20.10
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
11.000.000.000.0011.00

Am: 5.5 with Fritz, Adam, and Andrew. 7:21 average with 250' gain.

 

Pm: 5.5 more in up to 95 F home from lab to new Sugarhouse place. Too hot. 7:49 average.

 

 

 

Skechers GoRun 4 Houston 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
6.606.000.000.0012.60

Am: 6.6, mostly with Fritz, Adam, Roo. 7:40 average. 295' gain.   Pm: 6  solo. To, in, and from Sugarhouse park. 6:56 average. 270' gain.

 

Skechers GoRun 4 Houston Miles: 12.60
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
8.600.000.000.008.60

AM: Up to Laird, up to campus, up to red butte, down to zoo, to wasatch, and back. With Fritz and Adam. 7:59 AP with 780' of gain at 6:04 am. That's a wicked hills/early am combo. Haha.

New Balance Vazee Summit 2 Miles: 8.60
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
12.400.000.000.0012.40

Am: 6.3 with Fritz and Roo. Mostly road with a bit of trail through Miller Park. 7:41 AP with 270' gain. I swear it took me 2 miles to really wake up today.  Pm: 6.1 from campus to sugarhouse. All downhill makes 7:28 average feel reaaaally lazy.

 

Skechers GoRun 4 Houston Miles: 12.40
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
12.500.000.000.0012.50

Am: 8 with Fritz. Moderately hilly (360' gain) and 7:26 AP. PM: 4.5 to sugarhouse to meet Daria there. Downhill. 7:16 AP. 86 F max.

 

Skechers GoRun 4 Houston Miles: 12.50
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
4.000.000.000.004.00

Quick 4 at 5:47 am before heading to Brussels. 180' climb. Threw in a few surges for fun, but otherwise easy. 7:33 ap.

Skechers GoRun 5 Houston 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
11.100.000.000.0011.10

In Brussels! 6:51 per mile.

Skechers GoRun 4 Houston Miles: 11.10
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
6.100.000.000.006.10

Hilly downtown Brussels loop (285' gain in 6.1 miles). 7:03 AP.

Skechers GoRun 4 Houston Miles: 6.10
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
4.200.000.000.004.20

In Mallorca, staying at the Pedruxella Olive Farm's Son Duri. Not much time to run, so down from Son Duri to MA10, back up to the Pedruxella Gran gate, then back down. Then, 1 mile of goat herding (see strava for story). A bit under 8:00 average with nearly 700' of climb in 4.2. Steep.

Skechers GoRun 4 Houston Miles: 4.20
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
18.600.000.000.0018.60

Long run on the extraordinary MA10 in Mallorca. Son Duri to MA10 to Lluc and back. So many cyclists out enjoying the spectacular road, and I can see why. 2400' gain, so a lot of hilliness. Also, REAAAAAAALLY humid, which was painful, even though it was only 86 F during the run. Ran out of 2 bottles of water with a few miles to go. 8:37 pace through 17.5, then shut off watch to allow myself to be slothful on the final mile+, which is annoyingly uphill.

Skechers GoRun 4 Houston Miles: 18.60
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
4.200.000.000.004.20

Quick morning run with Daria. 9:28 AP with 230' of climb.

Skechers GoRun 4 Houston Miles: 4.20
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
12.800.000.000.0012.80

Very much the wrong shoes for this run. Haha. Skechers don't do well on sharp rocks and rugged trail. Uphills were lazy, downhills were a crawl. Hahaha. 2050' gain, 9:45 AP.

Skechers GoRun 4 Houston Miles: 12.80
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
269.506.000.000.00275.50
New Balance Vazee Summit 2 Miles: 145.40Skechers GoRun 5 Houston Miles: 6.50Skechers GoRun 4 Houston Miles: 123.60
Night Sleep Time: 0.00Nap Time: 0.00Total Sleep Time: 0.00Weight: 0.00
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