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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: 2:39:39 (2018)

Short-Term Running Goals:

Stay healthy!

 

2018 Running Schedule

Feb 24 - Phoenix Marathon - Goal of sub-2:40 - Result: 2:39:39

April 7 - Emigration 10 - Goal of getting in a good workout while getting back into things after Phoenix

May 27 - Stillwater Half Marathon (MN) - Goal of 1:13:59

September 16 - Berlin Marathon - Goal of sub-2:34:59

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'm lazy about copying over from Strava, so find me over there in the mean time. Training is going well and I'm keeping the mileage slightly lower for a marathon build in the interest of consistency and really high-quality workouts.

Favorite Blogs:

Miles:This week: 0.00 Month: 26.20 Year: 66.40
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: 135.90
New Balance Vazee Summit V2 Black Lifetime Miles: 121.90
Skechers Go Med Speed 4 Lifetime Miles: 36.70
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1 mile up city creek jog, 1 mile down (average 3.5% decline) in 4:49, 1 mile jog back up, 1 mile down in 4:50, 1 mile jog back up, 1 mile down in 4:50, 2 mile cooldown.  Have been keeping mileage super low to be fresh for Saturday's Running of the Leopards, but got in another specific workout for it (albeit on a 3.5% decline rather than the 2% of the race).  The rest was pretty long, so I'm not sure how good of a predictor this would be for the 5k, but these are really fast times for me regardless, so I think I should be ready for a pretty solid performance.

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Race: Running of the Leopards (3.107 Miles) 00:16:44, Place overall: 8, Place in age division: 2
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
5.000.000.003.008.00

Warmup with some strides, Running of the Leopards in 16:44, 3 mile cooldown.

 

Race felt pretty meh to be honest.  Those mile repeats were still in my calves and I just "didn't have it".  In any case, this is only 10 seconds off my PR in slick conditions (probably not much of a factor) on a course that, despite what people will say, is only 12 seconds faster than a flat sea level track according to the Jack Daniels calculator.

 

Splits:

1 - 5:24 (took it out in about 5:15 pace, settled into that effort, looking to split 5:15 at the mile, only to realize that it flattened out and then went slightly up at the end of the first mile).

2 - 5:35 (got really lazy at the start of this mile, saw I averaged 5:55 pace for the first minute of it and then had to pick back up).  This is the mile that killed what could've been a PR

3 - 5:12 (too little too late)

.11 - :33 (realized I wouldn't hit a PR, bummed)

 

Effort wise, it never really felt that hard.  I wanted to push it harder, but after a mile or so, my calves just weren't super happy.  In any case, this is the fastest time I've run in just about 4 years, so I guess that's good.  Even adjusted 12 seconds back, this would've been a 16:56, which would've still been my fastest since 2009, so I'll take it for now.

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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
10.000.000.006.0016.00
Night Sleep Time: 0.00Nap Time: 0.00Total Sleep Time: 0.00Weight: 0.00
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