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Member Since:

Aug 08, 2011

Gender:

Male

Goal Type:

Half Marathon Finish

Short-Term Running Goals:

My goals right now are just to get back into shape, I would love to run a half marathon in the spring.

Long-Term Running Goals:

run forever

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Total Distance
49.00
Total Distance
5.00

Another 5 today. The run was pretty hilly, I felt pretty tired the entire run.

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Race: Sun Half Marathon (13.1 Miles) 01:31:27, Place overall: 4, Place in age division: 2
Total Distance
15.00

I signed up for this half marathon a couple of weeks ago, because Melodie had a conference down here this weekend, and I had nothing better to do. The race didn't start until 8:30 which was nice, because I woke up at 6, and didn't have to wake up super early. I did however have a horrible nights sleep and woke up a whole lot. Anyway I got to the race, got on the bus and we got to the start line an hour early. Everyone was just camped around these fires trying to stay warm. The race was pretty small with only about 120 people in it, so I was wondering how well I could do. I was planning on taking it pretty easy and just running it as more of a tempo. I warmed up a mile then meandered over to the start line. It was a really casual start, with a minute left, the announcer said "okay, fast runners go to the front" nobody stepped any closer to the line. He said anyone with a 1:15...nobody, anybody with a 1:20, once again nobody, but I knew there was a girl there that had ran that fast. So then he went to 1:30, so a couple guys and I went up to the line, and then the race started. I just  ran right behind the first place guy for the first mile (6:25) Then the first place girl ran with me for a little bit for mile two and three (6:42) (6:43) She would eventually end up winning the race. Another girl passed me around mile 4 (6:43) and so then I just stayed in fourth after that. The course elevation map in my mind was pretty far off, because there were three pretty good climbs in this race. mile 5 was just a couple of rolling hills (6:49) The first hill was at mile 6 that was about 3/4 of a mile, It was really hard to push over the top of that hill (7:05) Then we had a little downhill for mile 7 where my legs started feeling normal again (6:40) All this time I could see the other three ahead of me, but I wasn't making up any distance. Here is where I took a Gu and it helped a lot before the big hill that was coming, The hill just looked like my worst nightmare at that moment, this is when I had to use a lot of mental toughness to not stop on, or after the hill, but even with the hill the mile wasn't too bad (7:02) Miles nine and ten weren't much to report I was just trying to stay focused (7:01, 6:53) . Mile 11 was perhaps the worst thing ever. The entire mile was uphill, and I was pretty dead at this point physically so this mile was pretty rough (7:31) the next two miles were just survival and were pretty rough (7:18, 7:13). I didn't end too great, but I got a PR and that is on a course that was a lot harder than the first half I ran so I was pretty excited about that. The hardest part was probably running this all as a solo effort, Nobody was ever really close to me. It was pretty cool that I was the 2nd male overall, they gave me a big plaque, so that was pretty awesome! 

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Total Distance
3.00

Haven't ran the past couple of days, because my right hip has hurt pretty bad whenever I try to stand up. I have been stretching it a lot. It didn't hurt too bad on my run.

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Total Distance
5.00

I haven't blogged for a week or two, just been a little busy. Ran with my sister kaylee today, down by disneyland. The weather was perfect. We ran to this park that was almost perfectly a mile round so that was great. We ran around it and we did about 7 x 1 minute hard with 1 minute recovery. It was a good effort, and my hip didn't bug me at all, so that was a plus!

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Total Distance
8.00

8 easy miles around Anaheim, I forgot how much you walk when at disneyland, Today and yesterday, I have walked about 14 miles, and thats just my walking.

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Total Distance
5.00

Ran five really easy miles with my sisters, It was nice to just relax and talk with them.

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Total Distance
4.00

Well after 6 1/2 hours in the car I went out for a run, before another 3 1/2 hour drive back to provo. My legs felt pretty tight, due to the fact I was crammed in a car for so long, but they felt better towards the end. Did 6x1 minute on 1 minute off, just to try to get the legs moving a little bit. I am not looking forward to going back to Provo and its cold weather. Hip felt a little funny, it didn't hurt, just didn't feel super smooth.

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Total Distance
4.00

Hip wasn't feeling great, this run felt like forever.

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Total Distance
0.00

Was pretty sick today, stayed inside, and slept most of the day.

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Total Distance
0.00

Only ran once this week and my hip and knee hurt a lot. Took the rest of the week off, but I did a lot of stretches and iced a lot. This next week I want to get back to running every day, hopefully my body allows it.

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Total Distance
49.00
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