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Location:

Portland,OR,

Member Since:

Nov 02, 2005

Gender:

Male

Goal Type:

Other

Running Accomplishments:

5K: 15:41-Portland Track Festival 2010

10K: 31:34-Linfield College (Track) 2012

10 Mile: 51:57-Pear Blossom 2009

1/2 Marathon: 1:10:42-Foot Traffic Flat 2010

Marathon: 2:29:35-Newport 2013

Short-Term Running Goals:

Next Race:

Run the Rock 50 - Nov

Long-Term Running Goals:

Sub 1:10 Half Marathon

Sub 2:30 Marathon

Miles:This week: 0.00 Month: 0.00 Year: 2138.60
Kivara Trail Lifetime Miles: 211.20
Altra Escalante (Boston) Lifetime Miles: 7.00
Lunar (red) Lifetime Miles: 469.00
2018 Lifetime Miles: 702.00
Altra Escalante Lifetime Miles: 101.00
Altra Lone Peak 3.5 Lifetime Miles: 75.50
Kinvara (yellow/white) Lifetime Miles: 56.80
Hoka Speedgoat Lifetime Miles: 38.20
Kinvara 8 (Green) Lifetime Miles: 3.30
Total Distance
221.80
Kinvara (yellow/white) Miles: 39.40Kinvara (white) Miles: 26.90Altra Escalante Miles: 28.50Lunar (red) Miles: 48.40Hoka Speedgoat Miles: 31.20Kivara Trail Miles: 19.102018 Miles: 1.00Sketchers Miles: 5.00Altra Lone Peak 3.5 Miles: 20.00Kinvara 8 (Green) Miles: 3.30
Total Distance
9.00

Wells loop

Kinvara (yellow/white) Miles: 9.00
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Total Distance
8.20

Old Wells Loop

Kinvara (white) Miles: 8.20
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Total Distance
5.00

Boise

Altra Escalante Miles: 5.00
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Total Distance
6.00

Mill Plain to 164 and 34th. 

Kinvara (yellow/white) Miles: 6.00
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Total Distance
4.30

St. George, UT.

Goal for tomorrow is to not trash my legs. I don't care about time and will be perfectly happy if I run my slowest time ever for a marathon. With a 50 mile race in 5 weeks, I want to be able to run next week and still get in 3 weeks of long runs on the trails.

SG was the first marathon I ever ran (2007) and I'm excited to experience it once again.

Lunar (red) Miles: 4.30
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Race: St George Marathon (26.2 Miles) 02:54:13
Total Distance
28.20

Had a good time running the SG marathon. This was my first marathon in 2007 and every marathon since then I've 'raced.' Today was the first time I didn't race a marathon and just ran for fun. Took it very easy to the bottom of Veyo and maintained my pace up the hill to the volcano. I'm not going to lie...it was a strange feeling to be running slower than normal in a marathon and not racing, but I kept telling myself I have bigger goals next month and it wasn't worth going too hard today and feeling the effects for a week. Given the course layout, I naturally picked up the pace the last 10 miles and with 3 miles to go, I felt completely fresh so I picked up the pace and ran 6:06, 5:31, and 5:20 with the final .2 in 5:08/pace. It was fun to cruise and run quickly at the finish--totally different than the normal battle/struggle. 

I crossed the line, grabbed a drink, and then ran back up the course 1 mile to meet my buddy who was trying to BQ. We met at 25.2 and then I ran with him back to the finish. Pace was 7:30 on the 2 extra miles and my legs felt great. So...the day was a success. My legs feel great, my lungs feel strong, and I think with a few more weeks of training, I'll be ready for my first 50 mile race. 

I think I'll run Boston in 2020 as a 40 year old, then be done with road marathons(?). I'm enjoying the trails more and get a greater sense of accomplishment with ultra marathons than roads. Perhaps not. Either way, I'm done with the downhill road marathons of Utah.

Lunar (red) Miles: 28.20
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Total Distance
2.10

Dallas, TX. Legs still sore from the marathon.

Kinvara (yellow/white) Miles: 2.10
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Total Distance
4.30

Dallas, TX. Ran with a coworker somewhat slow but my legs still are sore. 

Kinvara (yellow/white) Miles: 4.30
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Total Distance
8.00

Final run in Dallas, TX. Legs finally feel back to normal. 

Kinvara (yellow/white) Miles: 8.00
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Total Distance
11.00

Trail run around Lacamas. New shoes that feel pretty good. A little tired at the end so not fully recovered...but close. 

Hoka Speedgoat Miles: 11.00
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Total Distance
3.00

Neighborhood. 

Altra Escalante Miles: 3.00
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Total Distance
14.20

North Target. 

PM: 7 miles on the trails @ Shevlin Park in Bend. 

Kivara Trail Miles: 7.00Kinvara (white) Miles: 7.202018 Miles: 0.20
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Total Distance
12.00

AM: Bend, on a treadmill because I didn’t pack clothing for 24 degrees. Incline between 3-8% the entire time. 

PM: 5 miles on Ridgeline Trail in Eugene. Lots of up/down.  

Kivara Trail Miles: 5.00Altra Escalante Miles: 7.00
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Total Distance
6.00

6 miles in Eugene. Strange to see Hayward Field gone...

Altra Escalante Miles: 6.00
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Total Distance
6.40

Wells Loop. Cold and fog. 

Lunar (red) Miles: 6.40
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Total Distance
20.20

Lacams Trail at 5:15 this morning. Very dark and foggy for the first 2 hours and then finally cleared up with the sun. I felt ok but never great. Maybe I ate too much last night? I just felt full and eating/drinking throughout was never pleasant. 

I tried running with a new hydration vest and hated every minute of it. With it loose, it sloshed around and with it tight to prevent sloshing, it was difficult to breath. Took it off after 7 miles and figured I'd try something else next week. Only 1 or 2 more long runs to figure that out...I guess if nothing else, I'll just stick with my handheld.

Hoka Speedgoat Miles: 20.20
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Total Distance
12.60

AM: 5.5 miles this morning on Mill Plain. 

PM: 7.1 miles on Badger Mountain in the tri cities. Quickly becoming a favorite trail run. 

Kivara Trail Miles: 7.10Kinvara (white) Miles: 5.502018 Miles: 0.30
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7.50

7.5 miles in Richland

Altra Escalante Miles: 7.50
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Total Distance
5.00

Fishers Landing

Sketchers Miles: 5.00
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Total Distance
0.00

No run. Right knee a little bothersome.

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Total Distance
6.00

Around Mill Plain

Kinvara (white) Miles: 6.002018 Miles: 0.50
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Total Distance
20.00

Long run around Lacamas Trail. Slept in a litte bit and didn't get started until 6:30. The rain held off all morning and the temp was low 50's, so the environment was quite enjoyable. 

This was the best I've felt for a long run in over a month. Nothing specific, but I didn't feel tired, my legs felt somewhat fresh, my stomach felt fine, etc. It's been a while since I've felt this good so that bodes well for the next few weeks. I'll slowly reduce the miles the next few weeks and hopefully be fresh and confident on Nov 10th.

Altra Lone Peak 3.5 Miles: 20.00
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Total Distance
3.30

New shoes. Short run. 

Kinvara 8 (Green) Miles: 3.30
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Total Distance
13.50

AM: 9.5 miles

PM: 4 miles in Eugene

Lunar (red) Miles: 9.50Kinvara (yellow/white) Miles: 4.00
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Total Distance
6.00

Eugene

Kinvara (yellow/white) Miles: 6.00
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Total Distance
221.80
Kinvara (yellow/white) Miles: 39.40Kinvara (white) Miles: 26.90Altra Escalante Miles: 28.50Lunar (red) Miles: 48.40Hoka Speedgoat Miles: 31.20Kivara Trail Miles: 19.102018 Miles: 1.00Sketchers Miles: 5.00Altra Lone Peak 3.5 Miles: 20.00Kinvara 8 (Green) Miles: 3.30
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