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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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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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