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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: 0.00 Month: 0.00 Year: 1389.70
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: 132.40
Saucony Fastwitch 7 Red Lifetime Miles: 127.80
New Balance Vazee Summit V2 Black Lifetime Miles: 121.90
Skechers Go Med Speed 4 Lifetime Miles: 36.70
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
299.1029.708.000.00336.80
Skechers GoRun 4 Houston Miles: 80.50Saucony Grid Type A Miles: 91.00New Balance Vazee Summit 2 Miles: 19.20Skechers GoRun 5 Houston Miles: 47.10Saucony Fastwitch 7 Blue Miles: 31.10Skechers Go Med Speed 4 Miles: 17.70New Balance Vazee Summit V2 Black Miles: 20.00Saucony Fastwitch 7 Red Miles: 29.20
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
10.000.000.000.0010.00

From Port de Soller on the Northwestern portion of the island. Absurdly beautiful running. 2 miles on road uphill, 6 miles on trail, 2 miles on road downhill. Splits were all over the place: 7:12, 8:27, 14:28 (837' net uphill... oof...), 9:06, 8:03, 10:06, 9:01, 6:13, 6:45. Total climb was 1713', which is quite a lot for 10 miles. Once again, Skechers aren't a great choice on super rocky, rugged trails (not your typical, smooth Utah trails).

Skechers GoRun 4 Houston Miles: 10.00
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
11.504.600.000.0016.10

Long run. Moderately hard to get a soft Strava CR by a few minutes on a 4.6 mile section going into the mountains, then nice, lazy long run on mountain trails from there. Total of 3117' gain over 16.1 miles, with 9:45 average pace. Mallorca is incredible and the Tramuntana are amazing. Can't wait to come back here again. On to Copenhagen tomorrow.

Skechers GoRun 4 Houston Miles: 16.10
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
9.200.000.000.009.20

Copenhagen! 6:53 pace!

Skechers GoRun 4 Houston Miles: 9.20
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
9.100.000.000.009.10

7:05 average pace. Copenhagen run including the star.

Skechers GoRun 4 Houston Miles: 9.10
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
0.005.000.000.005.00

Copenhagen. All I had time for. 6:33 average.

Skechers GoRun 4 Houston Miles: 5.00
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
3.100.008.000.0011.10

8 on treadmill at 6:12 AP. Nice cutdown with first at 6:37, and last at 5:45. Average was easier than true tempo, but harder than MP. Then, easy 3.1 home (1.5% downhill average grade) in 7:15 average. 94 on the way home, but didn't feel terrible with shade.

 

Saucony Grid Type A 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
19.200.000.000.0019.20

Goldminer Alta - Germania - Cecret - Catherine's - Wolverine - Catherine's - Brighton - Twin Lakes - Albion - Alf's - Germania - Goldminer. 6000+' gain.

New Balance Vazee Summit 2 Miles: 19.20
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
8.000.000.000.008.00

With Fritz. 256' gain and 7:23 ap.

Saucony Grid Type A Miles: 8.00
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
14.000.000.000.0014.00

Am: 9.5 with Fritz and Nate. 443' gain and 7:32 AP. Pm: 4.5 on treadmill at 7:04 AP.

Saucony Grid Type A Miles: 14.00
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
6.803.400.000.0010.20

Am: with Fritz and Nate. 285' gain and 7:18 AP.  Pm: quick 3.4 home. 390' net downhill. Accelerating from 6:45 pace to 5:50 pace with 6:16 average.

Skechers GoRun 5 Houston Miles: 3.40Skechers GoRun 4 Houston Miles: 6.80
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
15.900.000.000.0015.90

Am: 13.6. Home to Laird, with Fritz, Andrew, and Nate to Liberty, a bit over 5 laps, then back home. 499' gain, mostly in first mile and return home, and 7:22 average pace.  Pm: 2.3 mile shakeout with Daria. 69' gain, 8:52 ap.

 

 

Skechers GoRun 5 Houston Miles: 13.60Skechers GoRun 4 Houston Miles: 2.30
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
16.000.000.000.0016.00

Am: 9 with Fritz and Nate. To, on, and from bosho. 797' gain and 7:21 average pace. I felt pushed pretty hard on the uphills. Pm: Work to home depot, where I met Daria. 400-450' net downhill. 99F (too hot!!!), 6:58 AP.

Saucony Grid Type A Miles: 16.00
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
21.100.000.000.0021.10

Am: 9.1 with Fritz and Nate. 292' gain, 7:14 ap. Pm: 12 on treadmill. Nice and slow. 7:40 ap 

Skechers GoRun 5 Houston Miles: 12.00Saucony Grid Type A Miles: 9.10
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
15.000.000.000.0015.00

Lazy long-ish run on City Creek road and trail above. 8:45 AP, just under 1900' gain. Too hot at 1 PM in UT in July. Not going early made it hotter than it needed to be.

Saucony Grid Type A Miles: 15.00
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
8.000.000.000.008.00

Liberty Park laps. 7:22 AP.

Skechers GoRun 4 Houston Miles: 8.00
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
13.100.000.000.0013.10

Am: 7.1 with Fritz and Adam. 7:20 AP with 335' gain. Pm: 6 on indoor track at 6:38 ap.

Skechers GoRun 5 Houston Miles: 13.10
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
6.000.000.000.006.00

Am: 6 with Fritz, Nate, and Adam at 7:34 average. 262' gain. PM: off. Letting legs relax.

Skechers GoRun 4 Houston Miles: 6.00
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
11.000.000.000.0011.00

AM: Casual 5 miles at 7:42 pace with 236' gain. Solo, for the first time in a morning run since I started doing them again - Fritz took the day off, as is tradition for him 5 days before Des News, and I didn't realize that Nate and Adam were still going. Legs were tired for a couple days, but they feel much better today. Pm: meandering run home. 150' up, 500' down. 7:18 ap.

Skechers GoRun 5 Houston Miles: 5.00Saucony Grid Type A Miles: 6.00
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
16.100.000.000.0016.10

AM: 8 mile run with Fritz, Adam, and Nate. 7:28 AP with 361' gain. Pm: 8.1 miles. Another stupidly meandering run home. 384' up, ~750' down. 7:43 AP with comical splits of 7:26, 7:14, 7:19, 7:48, 7:41, 7:22, 9:52 (got lost in the woods), 7:08.

Skechers GoRun 4 Houston Miles: 8.00Saucony Grid Type A Miles: 8.10
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
0.003.700.000.003.70

Very little time. Quick run home at 6:08 pace.

 

Saucony Grid Type A Miles: 3.70
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
8.600.000.000.008.60

Quick morning run of 3.1 before driving to Las Vegas. 108' gain, 7:26 AP.  Pm: 5.5 at 4PM on Vegas Strip in 108F. 6:42 AP.

Saucony Fastwitch 7 Blue Miles: 3.10Skechers Go Med Speed 4 Miles: 5.50
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
13.000.000.000.0013.00

Am: 6 on TM at 6:27 AP. PM: 7 in Yosemite valley. 7:0x average except for a mile of getting lost and stopping a few times without stopping watch (9:30 lol).

New Balance Vazee Summit V2 Black Miles: 7.00Skechers Go Med Speed 4 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
5.000.000.000.005.00

Quick jog to wake up legs then ascent of Glacier Point via Four Mile Trail. 3200' gain and 13:30 pace on ascent. Haha.

New Balance Vazee Summit V2 Black Miles: 5.00
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
11.200.000.000.0011.20

Old place (2nd to last time) to new place. 554' up, 400' down. AP of 7:24.

Saucony Fastwitch 7 Red Miles: 11.20
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
11.000.000.000.0011.00

Too many laps at Liberty Park. 😹 Ran into Nate Blouin and did a bit under 2.5 miles with him. 7:09 average pace.

 

Saucony Fastwitch 7 Blue Miles: 11.00
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
11.200.000.000.0011.20

Am: 6.2 with Nate at 7:25 AP. 282' gain. Pm: Run home from post office via zoo/wasatch/parleys. 5 miles with 200' up and 480' down. 7:08 AP.

Saucony Fastwitch 7 Red Miles: 5.00Skechers Go Med Speed 4 Miles: 6.20
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
8.000.000.000.008.00

Home from work with a Mt Wire Summit mixed in. Stomach was super unsettled for whatever reason and the run felt miserable. Guess I've felt pretty good on most runs lately, so I'm bound to have a goofy one from time to time.

New Balance Vazee Summit V2 Black Miles: 8.00
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
0.000.000.000.000.00

Day off. Hung out at Speedgoat, hiked around Snowbird, and skied what was left of Main Chute.

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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
1.0013.000.000.0014.00

14 on JRP around 2:30 PM. 13 at 6:57 AP then 1 mile very slow to recover from the beating the sun gave me. Pace was fine, but 95F with 97 "Real feel" made it harder to stomach 13 semi-fast miles.

Saucony Fastwitch 7 Red Miles: 13.00
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
17.000.000.000.0017.00

12 on treadmill followed by slightly circuitous 5 home from gym. Treadmill miles at 7:14 average, then picked up to 6:53 average on the roads. Total average of 7:08 pace.

Saucony Fastwitch 7 Blue Miles: 17.00
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
299.1029.708.000.00336.80
Skechers GoRun 4 Houston Miles: 80.50Saucony Grid Type A Miles: 91.00New Balance Vazee Summit 2 Miles: 19.20Skechers GoRun 5 Houston Miles: 47.10Saucony Fastwitch 7 Blue Miles: 31.10Skechers Go Med Speed 4 Miles: 17.70New Balance Vazee Summit V2 Black Miles: 20.00Saucony Fastwitch 7 Red Miles: 29.20
Night Sleep Time: 0.00Nap Time: 0.00Total Sleep Time: 0.00Weight: 0.00
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