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S. L. T. C. Winter Series 10k

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Location:

UT,

Member Since:

Jan 17, 2008

Gender:

Male

Goal Type:

Other

Running Accomplishments:

yearly mileage totals (actual running miles, not crosstraining etc)

2008 - 1,317

2009 - 2,654

2010 - 2,578

2011 - 2,618

2012 - 3,083 (ran everyday this year. PR's in half and full marathons, at age 48!)

2013 - 1,177

2014 - 1,716

2015 - 1,060

2016 - 951

2017 - 786

2018 - 1,058

 

Short-Term Running Goals:

reacquaint myself with my long lost running freak, and then proceed to get my running freak on

run faster

increase mileage in the Spring 

keep running

 

 

 

Long-Term Running Goals:

run

 

Personal:

born in 1964. married 22 years. one wife two dogs 

6 ft tall, nation wide

"Engaging in a little suffering — however self-imposed, arbitrary and contrived — before breakfast each morning tends to demand some humility and injects some marked relief into the rest of the day, making things sharper, more inspired, more immediately aware of the powerful presence of being. And that seems really worthwhile." A. Krupicka

 

 

 

Miles:This week: 0.00 Month: 38.00 Year: 38.00
Mt101 Lifetime Miles: 500.80
Mt101 The 2nd Lifetime Miles: 539.20
Green A5's Lifetime Miles: 149.50
MR00 Lifetime Miles: 158.70
Treadmillio Shoes Lifetime Miles: 570.00
Stillnotmads (2) Lifetime Miles: 500.50
Rednotevenmad2 Lifetime Miles: 275.00
Kinvara9 Lifetime Miles: 420.00
Kinvara9painted Lifetime Miles: 292.00
Graynine Lifetime Miles: 146.00
Vapor4's Lifetime Miles: 3.00
Kinvara5 Lifetime Miles: 52.00
Total Distance
252.30
Mt101 The 2nd Miles: 41.70Kinvara2 Miles: 102.70Hattori The 2nd Miles: 20.40Hyperspeed 4 Miles: 5.00Bandito's (2) Miles: 31.30Mt101 Miles: 24.00Hyperspeed 4 (2) Miles: 8.20Bandito's Miles: 6.00Hattori Miles: 13.00
Weight: 0.00
Total Distance
10.00

10 miles / 8:19 avg.  bluff trail. overcast, 40F, steady breeze coming from all directions. after 5 miles i ran 4 x 1/2 mile @ 7:12 pace with 1/2 mile easy. ( 3:36, 3:36, 3:39, 3:32)

splits: 8:27, 8:21, 8:24, 8:27, 8:18, 8:00, 8:12, 8:19, 8:22, 8:19.

WT 49.7 miles

 

thirty-eight

Mt101 The 2nd Miles: 10.00
Weight: 0.00
Comments(8)
Total Distance
8.50

8.5 miles - easy from work - weather good. me happy. 9:07 avg.

WT 54.9 miles

 

thirty-nine

Kinvara2 Miles: 8.50
Weight: 0.00
Comments(2)
Total Distance
4.40

4.4 miles from work. sun, temps. nice. 8:33 avg.

WT 51.3 miles

 

forty

Hattori The 2nd Miles: 4.40
Weight: 0.00
Comments(6)
Total Distance
12.00

12 miles - commute home from work. sunny, breezy, and cool, though warm enough. 8:42 avg.

WT 58.3 miles

 

forty-one

Kinvara2 Miles: 12.00
Weight: 0.00
Comments(2)
Total Distance
5.00

5 miles easy on the LPT. the weather is dialed up to an 11 today.

WT 53.3 miles

 

forty-two

Hyperspeed 4 Miles: 5.00
Weight: 0.00
Comments(3)
Total Distance
12.00

7 miles from work. 3 miles easy, then 12 x 30 second hill repeats on golden ave. tried to get my pace below 7 mpm on each repeat, some were slower, some faster. the weather is really something this winter.

pm - 5 miles. 1/2 mile laps on the MFT after dark with Loki under a full moon.

WT 55.3 miles

 

forty-three

Bandito's (2) Miles: 5.00Mt101 Miles: 7.00
Weight: 0.00
Comments(7)
Total Distance
10.00

10 miles. late run today (2:30 pm) on the LPT from the farmington front runner station running south out and back. until the weather does something besides be ideal, i'm going stop making note of it. 2 mile warmup then 1 x 2 x 1 miles @ goal of 7:15 pace with 1 mile rest in between. splits for mile 3, 5, 6, & 8 (7:08, 7:08, 7:17, 7:19). so  a 7:13 avg for the 4 miles. 2 mile cool down.  8:29 avg. for the run.

WT 61.9 miles

 

forty-four

Hattori The 2nd Miles: 10.00
Weight: 0.00
Comments(6)
Total Distance
5.30

5.3 miles from work. overcast, warm. not as warm as it has been the last few days but maybe just 3 or four degrees cooler. so really the temps were about the same as they have been for weeks now. and actually it felt about the same. or it would have felt the same if the sun had been out today like it has been the last several days. but today it was not. it was overcast, and a few degrees cooler than yesterday. we're talking fahrenheit here - as opposed to celsius.

WT 57.2 miles

 

forty-five

Bandito's (2) Miles: 5.30
Weight: 0.00
Comments(8)
Total Distance
7.40

7.4 miles from work. perfect temps. rain vibe. all easy except mile 6 @ 7:14.

WT 56.1 miles

 

forty-six

Kinvara2 Miles: 7.40
Weight: 0.00
Comments(2)
Total Distance
4.30

4.3 miles from work. very warm out - mostly cloudy. 10k tomorrow.

WT 56 miles

 

forty-seven


Bandito's (2) Miles: 4.30
Weight: 0.00
Comments(3)
Race: S. L. T. C. Winter Series 10k (6.22 Miles) 00:47:06
Total Distance
8.20

8.2 miles - 2 miles warm up then the 10k...i was a participant, and for that i'm grateful.

 

okay a little more race report:

first off - i actually am really grateful to be healthy and have the will to participate in a road race - at 47 years of age i could be in a much different place physically and mentally, so i don't take my running hobby for granted. also i haven't been racing much since i started running "for real" these last several years, and in addition to not having a lot of natural speed (although i'm still having some denial about that), i haven't had a lot of practice pushing myself to the edge in terms of sustained pain and discomfort.

my "A" goal was to hit a 7:15 per mile average today, but after the first mile realized that it just wasn't going to happen. my race today turned out being more of just a good solid workout for me, just like the 5k two weeks ago. i pretty much gave up after 4 miles. a lot of folks passed me in the final 2 miles - and i just didn't care. i need to find me some "competitive". i noticed that when i was approaching someone to pass, they would inevitably speed up to try and hold me off. for some reason, i don't have that sensibility. i wonder how much better i would do if i were more competitive. i did finish strong, and that felt good. i'm not sore, and i know that by running consistently i can get out for a few miles tomorrow no problem, and that's a great feeling. just wish i was faster. my hope is that by increasing my mileage this year, and racing a lot, i can get some pr's. now i have a 47:06 pr in the 10k to improve on.

my splits for the race tell the ugly tale: 7:17, 7:34, 7:25, 7:32, 7:5o, 7:48, + .22@7:10 pace.

WT 52.2 miles

 

forty-eight

Hyperspeed 4 (2) Miles: 8.20
Weight: 0.00
Comments(10)
Total Distance
18.60

9.4 miles commute to work - really nice outside this morning with temps in the upper 30's and light rain for most of the run. may or may not run home depending.

pm - 9.2 miles commute run home. carbon copy of this mornings weather, nice temps and light rain. slight headwind. legs really really tired but everything suddenly came to life for the last couple of miles and i felt strong. wanted some extra miles today as i'll be running very tiny miles the next two days.

WT 65.8 miles

 

forty-nine

Kinvara2 Miles: 9.20Mt101 The 2nd Miles: 9.40
Weight: 0.00
Comments(4)
Total Distance
6.00

6 miles in the dark on the MFT with Loki. 8:33 avg. felt really good tonight.

WT 59.8 miles

 

fifty

Bandito's Miles: 6.00
Weight: 0.00
Comments(4)
Total Distance
4.00

4 miles of body/mind alignment on the MFT after dark.

WT 53.8 miles

 

fifty-one

Kinvara2 Miles: 4.00
Weight: 0.00
Comments(2)
Total Distance
7.00

7 miles on the bluff trail. hat on/off weather. i'm fried. loooong rest tonight. 9:38 avg.

WT 55.5 miles

 

fifty-two

 


Hattori Miles: 7.00
Weight: 0.00
Comments(4)
Total Distance
11.20

11.2 miles on the LPT starting at frontrunner station going south out and back. sun, 40F. today was one of those days that if i weren't trying to run each day this year, i probably would have taken a rest day. felt pretty run down all day and mentally i just felt blah. luckily for me though, i have this little running streak going so i actually did get out and run and it turned out being great. first mile was the slowest @ 8:57, fastest was mile 10 @ 8:04 - 8:38 avg for the run.

WT 59.3 miles

 

fifty-three

Kinvara2 Miles: 11.20
Weight: 0.00
Comments(3)
Total Distance
7.00

7 miles from work along easy street. some on the soft surface of the high school track. 9:17 avg.

WT 62 miles

 

fifty-four

Mt101 Miles: 7.00
Weight: 0.00
Comments(3)
Total Distance
17.00

17 miles on the LPT starting at the frontrunner station in farmington going south with a couple of miles on the residential/rurals roads of west bountiful before heading back. felt pretty good throughout, just went nice and easy as it's been quite awhile since i last ran this far. no stops, water, or food during the run. 9:12 avg.

WT 70.8 miles

 

fifty-five

Kinvara2 Miles: 17.00
Weight: 0.00
Comments(4)
Total Distance
6.00

6 miles - slowest - MFT/LPT. partly sunny, 31F - cool north wind.

WT 58.2 miles

 

fifty-six

Hattori The 2nd Miles: 6.00
Weight: 0.00
Comments(1)
Total Distance
13.20

13.2 miles on a gloriously beautiful presidents day morning. from home/big western loop. easy pace, though the fastest miles were the last two. 

WT 65.4 miles

 

fifty-seven

Bandito's (2) Miles: 13.20
Weight: 0.00
Comments(3)
Total Distance
7.20

7.2 miles on the rio grand parkway. overcast, 40F. all easy except mile 5 @7:30.

WT 68.6 miles

 

fifty-eight

Kinvara2 Miles: 7.20
Weight: 0.00
Comments(1)
Total Distance
13.00

13 miles on the bluff trail w a couple of miles on the canal road coming back - overcast and 55F. short sleeves, no gloves or hat. nice

WT 74.6 miles

 

fifty-nine

Mt101 The 2nd Miles: 13.00
Weight: 0.00
Comments(3)
Total Distance
7.10

7.1 miles from work, around the hood. partly cloudy, around 36F with a brisk north breeze. 

WT 70.5 miles

 

sixty

Kinvara2 Miles: 7.10
Weight: 0.00
Comments(5)
Total Distance
6.00

6 miles from work, including 4 x 30 second hill repeats on golden ave. sun, high 30's. 

15k tempo run with group of 150+ planned for tomorrow.

WT 69.5 miles

 

sixty-one

Hattori Miles: 6.00
Weight: 0.00
Comments(1)
Race: SLTC Winter Series 15k (9.35 Miles) 01:12:47
Total Distance
9.30

9.35 miles - i almost wimped out and drove home before the race because of the crazy wind - but i saw all the others out there who were going to do it and figured i could at least try. as usual, it paid off because it was a good solid run for me. so glad i ran this series this year. last year i had only raced three times and the last one was a 5k at the beginning of july. participating in this series forced me to jump right back into race mode and gave me a good appraisal of where my speed (or lack thereof) is. today's run felt good, and in spite of the head wind coming back i had a 37 second negative split. something i've noticed - though i lack speed, i have decent endurance. several runners who finished just ahead of me in the 5k, i either beat, or closed the gap in the 10k, and then i outright finished ahead of them in the 15k. 

it was great to see the leaders on their way back, the first 4 were Jake, Fritz, Walter, and Rob Murphy - all FRB, pretty cool!

splits: 8:03, 7:56, 7:53, 7:41, 7:31, 7:35, 7:53, 7:41, 7:54, + .33@7:19. eh, i can improve on that.

today marks 62 days consecutive running - a PR for me (i ran 61 days last Fall).

WT 61.8 miles

 

sixty-two

Mt101 The 2nd Miles: 9.30
Weight: 0.00
Comments(10)
Total Distance
10.00

10 exorbitantly easy miles. from home/small western loop + LPT. sunny, mid 30's, chilly wind.

besides the joy of gittin' er done, there was no joy in this run...

WT 65.8 miles

 

sixty-three

Kinvara2 Miles: 10.00
Weight: 0.00
Comments(2)
Total Distance
3.50

3.5 miles - boardwalk loops at the nature preserve. overcast and 43F...runner's weather. needed a break today.

WT 56.1 miles

 

sixty-four

Bandito's (2) Miles: 3.50
Weight: 0.00
Comments(3)
Total Distance
10.00

10 miles - overcast, 40F. LPT/cattle rd loop. couldn't get out until 3:00 pm today but was glad for a few more hours of recovery. 9:15 avg.

WT 58.9 miles

 

sixty-five

Mt101 Miles: 10.00
Weight: 0.00
Comments(2)
Total Distance
9.10

9.1 miles for lunch on the rio grand parkway in the WIND. 8:54 avg.

WT 55 miles

 

sixty-six

Kinvara2 Miles: 9.10
Weight: 0.00
Comments(2)
Total Distance
252.30
Mt101 The 2nd Miles: 41.70Kinvara2 Miles: 102.70Hattori The 2nd Miles: 20.40Hyperspeed 4 Miles: 5.00Bandito's (2) Miles: 31.30Mt101 Miles: 24.00Hyperspeed 4 (2) Miles: 8.20Bandito's Miles: 6.00Hattori Miles: 13.00
Weight: 0.00
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