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Snow Canyon Half Marathon

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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: 1735.20
Baby Jogger Lifetime Miles: 145.50
Brooks Cascadia Lifetime Miles: 292.85
Saucony Type A (2) Lifetime Miles: 63.00
Asics Super Js Lifetime Miles: 159.65
Nike Pegasus 31 Lifetime Miles: 406.90
Nike Pegasus 31 (Black) Lifetime Miles: 625.70
New Balance 110s Lifetime Miles: 125.45
Hoka Clifton (Blue) Lifetime Miles: 579.10
Nike Pegasus 32 (Black) Lifetime Miles: 392.30
Hoka Challenger Lifetime Miles: 336.25
Nike Pegasus (Water Resistant) Lifetime Miles: 662.90
Saucony Ride Lifetime Miles: 660.05
Adidas Boston Lifetime Miles: 183.35
Asics DS Trainer 20 Lifetime Miles: 191.20
Hoka Clifton (Gray) Lifetime Miles: 554.80
Brooks Launch (Blue) Lifetime Miles: 321.05
Brooks Launch (Red) Lifetime Miles: 282.45
Brooks Launch (Blue 2) Lifetime Miles: 404.75
Brooks Launch (New) Blue Lifetime Miles: 234.55
Hoka Clifton (Blue) Lifetime Miles: 180.10
Hoka Clifton Gray Lifetime Miles: 441.65
Hoka Clifton (Black) Lifetime Miles: 217.00
Brooks Launch (Green) Lifetime Miles: 284.60
Hoka Bondi Red Lifetime Miles: 67.50
Hoka Clifton Black (2) Lifetime Miles: 71.50
Hoka Clifton Yellow Lifetime Miles: 47.25
Total Distance
312.05
Saucony Guide Miles: 115.90Asics 2130 (BLUE) Miles: 93.90Asics Gel Stratus Miles: 10.00Saucony Fastwitch Miles: 15.25Asics 2130 (Red2) Miles: 20.50Asics DS Trainer 12 (2) Miles: 23.00
Total Distance
13.00

I met up at the Hooper complex and went on a run with Steve and Clyde.  We did a 13 miler out towards the new airport and then around towards Blue Bunny and then back to the complex.  The hamstring was extra tight today.  I don't know what is going on.  It was mostly trail running so it was a nice change of scenery.  I am thinking about getting some gravity boots to help me out with this problem :)  What do you think Clyde?

Nice end to a decent week.  Katey comes back from her personal training conference in California tomorrow and has a lot of great new ideas to help me out with my running.  I will do some workouts with her giving me advice so hopefully it will help me out.  I am planning on doing the Snow Canyon 1/2 next week but will have to see how the hamstring feels.  It will be good to do a race again.

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Total Distance
14.00

6 miles in the morning.

8 miles in the afternoon.

The hamstring was a little sore this morning due to April beating the crud out of it on Saturday afternoon.  It felt much better though and I know it will loosen up here soon.  Good run through Santa Clara this morning.

8 miles along the Snow Canyon Parkway.  I will have to get used to never seeing the sun again when I run.  With the time change I will mainly be running in the dark.  Yeah!

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Total Distance
12.25

6 miles in the morning.

6.25 miles in the afternoon.

6 miles around Santa Clara Heights today.  Don't forget to vote.  Katey and I watched the SNL Presidential Bash and I had thought how spot on all the actors and actresses were with the presidential and vice presidential candidates.  Maverick!

Another fun run in the afternoon.  I got rained on a little bit and so I cut it a little short.  No worries.  Trying to keep the legs fresh for Saturday to see if anything good comes out of it.

Saucony Guide Miles: 6.25
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Total Distance
12.00

6 miles in the morning.

6 miles in the afternoon.

Nothing to exciting once again except I was pretty cold this morning.  40+ degrees and I am complaining about the cold weather.  I thought I would never say that it my lifetime!

A quick 6 miles this afternoon.  I pushed the pace the last 2 miles.  This felt good.  Couldn't go longer due to family activities for the rest of the night.

Asics 2130 (BLUE) Miles: 6.00Saucony Guide Miles: 6.00
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Total Distance
13.00

6 miles in the morning.

7 miles in the afternoon.

Another cold morning.  Still keeping this week fairly light and easy due to the race on Saturday.  It should be fun!

Fun club run this evening.  Good conversation about the joys of life and everything else that goes with it.  I was going to add on some more at the end with Clyde and Dave but I friends in town from up north.  Cold weather!

Asics 2130 (BLUE) Miles: 7.00Asics Gel Stratus Miles: 6.00
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Total Distance
10.00

6 miles in the morning.

4 miles in the afternoon.

First time wearing the tights while living in St. George.  Legs feel good for tomorrow.  We will see how everything goes.

A nice and easy shakeout this afternoon due to the race tomorrow.

Asics 2130 (BLUE) Miles: 4.00Saucony Guide Miles: 6.00
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Race: Snow Canyon Half Marathon (13.05 Miles) 01:10:35, Place overall: 1
Total Distance
15.25

Perfect weather for a race and I am glad that I did it.  My goals going into this were not to worry that much about pace but run on feel and see how the legs would handle some speed.  I haven't done any fast stuff in over a month. 

The race started off fast due the steep downhill.  I went out and about a mile into it I heard footsteps right behind me.  It was Tony Jones.  This was his first half marathon and said he was going to pace off of me.  We talked about him running at Utah State and SUU.  We had good conversation throughout the entire race.  He told me to take off because he wasn't feeling that great but I told him I had nothing to gain by blowing away from him.  It was fun to run with somebody.  I kept it relaxed and felt great throughout the entire race. 

We came down Snow Canyon State Park and then went back up the West Canyon Trail for about 2 miles of dirt and then came back down.  It was a nice change of scenery but the legs slipped a couple times.  Tony stayed with me right until the end where I kicked it in once we reached the high school.

The course was a touch short but I was happy with the time.  I averaged 5:23/mile overall.  My legs felt good and I was really happy about that.  Katey is going to give me some strength exercises to help me with my leg strength and also other core exercises.  I am excited to see what will happen.  I am most likely going to do the Painter's Half Marathon in January but I will see how I feel over the next little while.  No sense of racing anymore races for the rest of the year. 

Congrats to all who ran today.  It was fun meeting some new bloggers for the first time.

Saucony Fastwitch Miles: 15.25
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Total Distance
7.00

I was sore from the race on Saturday so I slept in this morning.  I ran an easy 7 miles this evening and then Katey put me through one of her workouts.  It mainly dealt with my core and working on strengthening my lower muscles.  I need to work on making my hamstrings stronger.  The legs felt not as stiff later this evening.

Asics 2130 (BLUE) Miles: 7.00
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Total Distance
17.20

8 miles in the morning.

9.20 miles in the evening.

The quads and calves were not as sore as yesterday but still fairly tight.  I kept it nice and easy once again.  The weather was chilly so I had all the cold running gear on.  I could actually see my breath this morning.

My dad and I took a bunch of junk over to the dump this evening.  On the way back, he dropped me off in Washington and I ran over the Red Hill back to my parent's house.  It was quite dark and a little scary with how close some of the cars got but I was able to survive.  Nice run though.

Asics 2130 (BLUE) Miles: 9.20Saucony Guide Miles: 8.00
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Total Distance
14.50

6 miles in the morning.

8.50 miles in the afternoon.

A rough run this morning for some reason.  I was dragging.  Hopefully I get some energy back for this afternoon.

I decided to do a trail run this afternoon. I went out along the Santa Clara River and then back towards the backside of Ivins. It was relaxing and lots of fun. Trail runs seem to help the body and mind just get away from the grind of being on the roads.

Asics 2130 (Red2) Miles: 14.50
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Total Distance
9.00

I ran with Clyde and Steve this afternoon.  We started at the store and did the usual loop around town.  We extended a couple laps up near the store to get 9 for the run.  Perfect running weather and good conversation.  Nice day for a run.

Saucony Guide Miles: 9.00
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Total Distance
10.70

I ran from the high school this afternoon and went down on to the Dixie Center Trail.  I then took it out towards Bloomington Hills and did the loop and then came back to the school.  It was nice and relaxed and not to bad.  It got pretty windy towards the end of the run.  I survived though!

Asics 2130 (BLUE) Miles: 10.70
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Total Distance
13.55

I didn't have a ton of time this morning due to the in-laws in town.  We went out to a film festival in Sprindale which was pretty good.  I ran from my house and then went on a big loop down towards Sunbrook and then up on to the parkway and back.  Lots of people out and it was good to just run and not worry that much about the pace.  

I am not going to do anything crazy with the mileage and workouts anytime soon.  I will slowly bump up the mileage and add a speed workout in probably in a week or two.  I will have to see how the legs feel.  I don't need to stress about anything big right now.

Saucony Guide Miles: 13.55
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Total Distance
15.00

4 miles this morning.

11 miles in the afternoon.

I was sicker than a dog yesterday with the stomach flu.  I slept all day and was not able to keep a lot of food in me.  I woke up feeling a little better so I only did 4 miles this morning.  I might do some more this afternoon if I feel any better.

Not a bad run this afternoon.  I ran from the school towards the Bloomington Hills Loop and then back.  I can't complain about the 70+ degree running weather.  Hamstring still a little tight for some reason.

Saucony Guide Miles: 11.00Asics Gel Stratus Miles: 4.00
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Total Distance
16.00

6 miles in the morning.

10 miles in the afternoon.

A nice easy run around Santa Clara heights this morning.  A little cool but it felt really good running this morning.

I can't believe how wonderful the weather is this time of year down here.  I ran from the high school and then hopped on the Dixie Center trail and went the opposite direction of yesterday.  It was nice just keeping the pace nice and easy.  I am a little emotional typing up this entry because I saw gas for $1.97 coming home after the run.  Big tears in my eyes!  I really enjoy filling up the scooter now.

Asics 2130 (BLUE) Miles: 10.00Asics 2130 (Red2) Miles: 6.00
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Total Distance
10.00

10 miles in the afternoon.

I slept in this morning because my legs were a little sore.  I ran 10 miles after work at a pretty good pace.  My hamstring felt good but I decided to have an emergency April visit to try and clear all the crude out of my leg.  I haven't been able to lengthen the stride for a while so I think she was able to take care of it today.  I was writhing in pain and didn't feel very good but I survived and I hope it helps.

Saucony Guide Miles: 10.00
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Total Distance
10.00

Ran with everyone at the club run this afternoon.  We started at the store and then went out along the Snow Canyon Parkway up towards Snow Canyon.  It was perfect running conditions and it was fun talking with everyone.  The hamstring felt really good.

Asics 2130 (BLUE) Miles: 10.00
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Total Distance
6.00

6 miles in the morning.

This might be my only run today because we are driving up to Logan this afternoon.  It will be nice and cold on my morning run tomorrow with all the Loganites.  It will be fun to see them agian.  It has been a while.

Asics 2130 (BLUE) Miles: 6.00
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Total Distance
19.00

6 hour drive last night from St. George to Logan.  We had to make a couple stops so our dog could run around use the bathroom.  I was beat last night.  

I woke up and was excited to run with some of the Loganites.  I had all of my cold weather gear and I was really glad I brought it.

I ran 3.5 miles from the in-laws to Paul's house.  I met up with Paul, Cody, and Joe.  The four of us did the 12 mile Young Ward loop.  We finished the run on the famous Planet Walk.  It was my first time on it and the discussing quickly came up about getting Pluto on the walk.  I hope it happens.  Lots of frost on beards and eyebrows this morning.  I ran back to the in-laws to put me at 19 miles for the day.  It was a little longer than I planned on going but that is life.

Enjoyed my time up here in Logan.  It was fun running with these guys again. 

Saucony Guide Miles: 19.00
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Total Distance
11.50

I ran 11 miles after work today.  I did my Bloomington Hills Loop.  It was cooler weather but it was still quite enjoyable.  I felt pretty good about the run.  Nice and relaxed.

I did another half mile with our puppy this evening.  I am trying to get her wanting to run with me more.  She did great tonight.  Ears were tucked back and away she went.

Asics 2130 (BLUE) Miles: 11.00
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Total Distance
12.00

I ran from the high school over to the DC trail for a nice little warmup.  I stopped and stretched while I got a quick drink of water.  I decided to do a 6 mile Tinman tempo run.  I went 3 miles out and then 3 miles back.  I did the 6 miles at 5:45/mile overall.  It felt good to get the legs moving.  I am going to slowly start doing some more speed workouts.  I will keep them fairly mellow over the winter.  I cooled down back to the school.  Happy with this workout.  Glad to get it in.

Asics DS Trainer 12 (2) Miles: 12.00
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Total Distance
13.10

Short day at work today so I went for a nice half marathon run.  The rain was coming down pretty good and the wind was a little chilly as well.  I ran around the high school and kept it pretty easy today.  I didn't enjoy the rain too much but that is life.  I survived and am able to talk about it.  I got drenched driving the scooter home though.  Rainy days make me really not want to have a scooter.

On a side note about the beauty of owning a scooter, I went to Flying J to get gas just like everyone else.  I had $2 in my wallet and went in to pay the clerk.  She said I have to at least pay $4 or I can't fill up.  I told her I have never heard that "law" before and on lighter terms, it would probably cost less than $2 to fill up.  They finally let me pay for my gas but said to only put $2 in.  I ended up topping off my tank at $1.95!  I love my scooter when I fill up for gas.  Keep the change folks!  The drive home was still wet though.

Saucony Guide Miles: 13.10
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Total Distance
13.00

I met up with Clyde this morning at did a run by his house.  We went up on the trails and then back around the Washington Parkway exit and then back to his house.  It was nice and relaxed.  The clouds were out but we escaped without encountering any rain.  It was fun chatting about life and all that goes along with it.

Happy Thanksgiving everyone.  There is much to be thankful for.

Asics 2130 (BLUE) Miles: 13.00
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Total Distance
11.00

I slept in this morning and then watched TV for a little bit.  I wanted to relax this morning and see if the sun would come out this afternoon.  My waiting paid off and the afternoon was nice and sunny.  The run was a little hot but it got pretty windy so it cooled off a little bit.  I ran from my house out along the Snow Canyon Parkway.  It was nice seeing lots of people walking, biking, and fishing today. 

I survived Thanksgiving and hopefully will be able to survive Christmas this year.

Asics DS Trainer 12 (2) Miles: 11.00
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Total Distance
14.00

I ran with Dave, Clyde, and Ruth this morning.  We out to Hurricane and ran the JEM trail.  It was a 14 mile run with we could have extended and done probably close to 20 today but we had to get back.  It was fun and another great day of weather.  It got fairly hot towards the end of the run.  Another good run to end the week.  I can't believe it is December on Monday.

Saucony Guide Miles: 14.00
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Total Distance
312.05
Saucony Guide Miles: 115.90Asics 2130 (BLUE) Miles: 93.90Asics Gel Stratus Miles: 10.00Saucony Fastwitch Miles: 15.25Asics 2130 (Red2) Miles: 20.50Asics DS Trainer 12 (2) Miles: 23.00
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