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January 2019

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Location:

St. George,Ut,USA

Member Since:

May 21, 2007

Gender:

Male

Goal Type:

Local Elite

Running Accomplishments:

15:28 5K, 31:25 10K, 1:07:11 Half-Marathon, 2:21:45 Marathon, 2008 U.S. Olympic Marathon Trials - DNF = bummer!, 50k - 3:59:03, 50 mile - 7:56:00

Short-Term Running Goals:

Sub 1:10 half by the summer.

Long-Term Running Goals:

Enjoy running and fight off heart disease or diabetes that has been passed on for many generations. Try and break the cycle.

Personal:

I am currently 36 years old and married to my beautiful wife, Katey. We have a 8 year old girl, Norah, a 6 year old boy, Oliver, and a 2 year old girl, Myla, who are wonderful. I am a Learning Coach and Student Council Advisor at Desert Hills High in St. George, Utah. I also coach the cross country and track teams at Desert Hills High.

Miles:This week: 0.00 Month: 0.00 Year: 1403.95
Saucony Type A (2) Lifetime Miles: 63.00
Hoka Bondi Red Lifetime Miles: 67.50
Brooks GT-2000 Trail Lifetime Miles: 179.25
Hoka Cavu Lifetime Miles: 144.25
Adidas Boston Lifetime Miles: 129.35
Hoka Rincon Lifetime Miles: 221.60
Brooks Launch Gray Lifetime Miles: 159.15
Total Distance
217.25
Hoka Clifton Yellow Miles: 115.50Brooks Launch (Black/Red) Miles: 101.25
Total Distance
50.00

Today was quite the adventure to ring in the New Year. I have wanted to do a 50 mile run for a while now and today was the day that it all happened.

I ran the original Zion 50 mile trail race in 2012. It starts and ends at Virgin Park. Decided to do the same route again. Happy because a few cross country kids came out and ran and biked with me. This helped a ton.

I didn't realize that today was going to be so blasted cold. It was 19 degrees at the start and warmed up to 31 degrees with lots of wind on the day. My water bottle turned to slush of Powerade Zero and Red Bull for most of the run. My hydration pack finally warmed up around mile 30 so I could drink out of it. 

Ran from Virgin Park and then up to the top of Gooseberry Mesa, down the mesa across to the other side of the highway and up Little Creek Mesa, down to the old golf course, down to the old Diamond Ranch Academy, up to the Jem Trail and then back to Virgin Park.  

No chaffing, hydration or food issues today. I was freezing cold but felt good. My right hip flexor got really tight around mile 36 but I stopped and stretched it quite a bit which helped loosen it up. I think I could have gone faster if it was warmer and not so windy. Oh well.

50 miles in 9:34. Great way to start the year! 2019 should be awesome.

Hoka Clifton Yellow Miles: 50.00
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Giving the legs a rest today. Went for a walk.

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3.00

3 miles in the afternoon while the TEAM did a workout. Body feels tired still from Tuesday.

Brooks Launch (Black/Red) Miles: 3.00
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4.00

4 miles in the afternoon. Great weather. Lots of kids for a Friday afternoon so I was pumped about that.

Brooks Launch (Black/Red) Miles: 4.00
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10.00

Felt better today but still didn't want to overdo it with the legs still recovering. 10 miles along the River Trail with no watch. Fun stuff. Good way to end the week. 

Brooks Launch (Black/Red) Miles: 10.00
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7.50

7.5 miles with the boys around our Little Valley loop. 7:00/mile. 

Brooks Launch (Black/Red) Miles: 7.00
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3.00

3 miles while watching the kids do the progression run on the track. Lots of positives from today.

Brooks Launch (Black/Red) Miles: 3.00
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7.00

7 miles with the girls out along the Arizona Strip. Still feeling a little under the weather. This week is my sick week of the year I guess.

Hoka Clifton Yellow Miles: 7.00
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3.00

3 miles with some of the kids did the Kosmin test. Very excited for the track TEAM this year. We have 50 distance runners coming out right now plus 20-30 sprinters, hurdlers, and jumpers right now. Buzz in the air.

Brooks Launch (Black/Red) Miles: 3.00
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4.00

4 miles with the girls over to Little Valley Park and back. Still not feeling 100%.

Brooks Launch (Black/Red) Miles: 4.00
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9.25

Not the best week being under the weather but wanted to finish it off on a positive note. I went and ran the Barrel Roll Trail in Santa Clara in the afternoon. 58 degrees and sunny. Absolutely perfect. Fun chasing down mountain bikers and keeping the pace honest. Threw up my apple two times from lunch so that felt great on the run. Should be good to go again for next week.

I did 10x:20 sec. hill sprints after I finished. Felt good doing these.

9.25 miles total.

Hoka Clifton Yellow Miles: 9.25
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11.50

4 miles this morning around Bloomington. Cleaning out the system. Cooler temps.

7.5 miles this afternoon looping on the trails behind the school with the girls. Cooler temps means the girls were going faster. Fun to hear them joke around with each other. Such a fun group. The trails are always nice to talk about things.

Hoka Clifton Yellow Miles: 7.50Brooks Launch (Black/Red) Miles: 4.00
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10.50

5.5 miles this afternoon with the girls on their progression run. Solid workout in the rain. Had to leave early to get Oliver to The Grip.

5 more miles along Washington Fields Road getting drenched. 7:11/mile. Fun to run in the rain because it doesn't always happen here in St. George.

Brooks Launch (Black/Red) Miles: 10.50
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10.75

3.5 miles this morning. Did something slightly different for our morning run. Focusing on quality this spring season. Warm up jog, 8x150m strides, 5 minute cool down.

7.25 miles this afternoon with the boys looping around Webb Hill. 7:22/mile. Ended up dropping back with some of the younger boys. Excited for what these 9th grade boys are doing right now.

Hoka Clifton Yellow Miles: 10.75
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13.25

8.25 miles this morning with Steve along the River Trail. 44 degrees so I was in short sleeves. Slight drizzle made it a lot of fun. Steve is a good dude. 

5 miles this afternoon with the TEAM. Did our card game with dirt hill repeats behind the school. Ground was soft and had a little bit of rain. Felt nice.

Hoka Clifton Yellow Miles: 5.00Brooks Launch (Black/Red) Miles: 8.25
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4.00

4 miles around Bloomington.

Brooks Launch (Black/Red) Miles: 4.00
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12.00

12 miles this afternoon around the Bloomington Loop and then extended to the Sun River Loop. Cold and windy at first but then it warmed up. 7:14/mile. Lots on my mind.

Hoka Clifton Yellow Miles: 12.00
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7.00

Progression Run on the track.

Brooks Launch (Black/Red) Miles: 7.00
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6.00

Mileage in the afternoon.

Brooks Launch (Black/Red) Miles: 6.00
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7.00

Hill repeats behind the school.

Hoka Clifton Yellow Miles: 7.00
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12.00

12 miles this morning around Little Valley. Cooler temps. 7:34/mile.

Brooks Launch (Black/Red) Miles: 12.00
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10.50

5.5 miles with another Progression Run on the track. Kids are looking strong. Had to leave early to take Oliver to The Grip.

5 more miles around Washington towards Hells Hole. Came upon two young girls crying on the ground with their bikes. No helmets and one crashed pretty good and hit her head. I helped her back to her Dad. Make sure you wear a helmet. 7:21/mile.

Brooks Launch (Black/Red) Miles: 10.50
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12.00

5 miles this morning. Chilly but warmed up.

4 miles with the girls and then another 3 later along the River Trail.

Hoka Clifton Yellow Miles: 7.00Brooks Launch (Black/Red) Miles: 5.00
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Total Distance
217.25
Hoka Clifton Yellow Miles: 115.50Brooks Launch (Black/Red) Miles: 101.25
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