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Squatters Chasing Tail 5K

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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
183.45
Trail Shoe Miles: 28.40GSS 3 Miles: 23.30Barefoot Miles: 0.50Mizuno Wave 12 Miles: 49.35Asics DS 13 Miles: 21.20Treadmill Shoe Miles: 9.70Asics 2140 Miles: 24.70GSS 3 (2) Miles: 26.30
Weight: 0.00
Total Distance
10.00

10 miles. Easy like Sunday morning. Sun, temps from 46F to 57F. From the house Clarke lane/fairground loop.  Mile 7 faster at 7:35.

1:29:50/8:59 avg. 

Trail Shoe Miles: 10.00
Weight: 0.00
Comments(2)
Total Distance
6.30

6.3 miles / 8:10 Avg. Sunny, 52F. From work through the streets, over the hills, over the freeways etc.

Splits: 9:06, 8:14, 8:07, 7:55, 8:04, 7:38, + .3 @ 7:54

GSS 3 Miles: 6.30
Weight: 0.00
Comments(4)
Total Distance
6.75

6.75 miles / 9:07 avg. From work. Sun, 59F. 1/2 mile barefoot on grass at high school.

Weather=Great!

Barefoot Miles: 0.50Mizuno Wave 12 Miles: 6.25
Weight: 0.00
Comments(7)
Total Distance
6.00

6 miles / 46:37 / 7:46 avg. Sun, 55F. From Jensen park/West Layton. Rural, flat.

Splits: 7:58, 7:40, 7:46, 7:48, 7:52, 7:31.

Over 2,300 miles for the year so far...

Asics DS 13 Miles: 6.00
Weight: 0.00
Comments(6)
Total Distance
5.00

5 easy shirtless miles on the fire break road with the dogs in November.

9:30 pace

Now I'm off to mow the lawn.

Treadmill Shoe Miles: 5.00
Weight: 0.00
Comments(4)
Total Distance
0.00

No run today. Run tomorrow.

I just realized that every day is "Casual Friday" for me. In fact, as far as apparel goes, I basically dress the same today as I did in high school. Talk about arrested development!

Weight: 0.00
Comments(7)
Race: Squatters Chasing Tail 5K (3.12 Miles) 00:22:46, Place overall: 30, Place in age division: 3
Total Distance
7.00

7 miles total. 2.5 mi. warmup. 3.12 race. 1.38 cooldown.

Perfect weather. Fun course. Good cause (therapy dogs). Lots of weaving around participants and their dogs. Very little sleep last night. Nausea in third mile is blamed for the slowdown. Still, a 40 second PR. Drove out with Chad (who is on the blog, so I won't say anything about his race), and Josh  (who is not on the blog and so I can tell you he won the race).

So let's see. At TOU marathon, I stay at Paul Peterson's house...and he WINS the race. I share a ride with Josh Steffan to the 5K today...and HE wins the race...interesting.

Splits for race: 7:12, 7:16, 7:29, + .12 @ 6:54 pace.

Asics DS 13 Miles: 7.00
Weight: 0.00
Comments(11)
Total Distance
9.00

Easy 9. Sunny and 50 degrees. Clarke/Glovers lane.

8:56 avg.

Mizuno Wave 12 Miles: 9.00
Weight: 0.00
Comments(4)
Total Distance
9.00

9 miles easy on the LPT. Zero motivation today. I finally dragged myself out for the run at 2:39:04 PM. Still great weather with mostly sunny skies and around 50 degrees. Avg pace 8:44.

GSS 3 Miles: 9.00
Weight: 0.00
Comments(2)
Total Distance
0.00

No running today.

Hopefully, my recent consistency isn't overwhelming anyone.

Back at it tomorrow.

Weight: 0.00
Comments(3)
Total Distance
10.00

10 miles / 1:25:48 / 8:35 avg. Early lunch run. Overcast, temp 59F. Bluff trail from Jensen park going North.

It took a while to warm up but then I got to feeling pretty strong. Grateful to be in shape.

8:55, 8:51, 8:45, 8:49, 8:49, 8:27, 8:22, 8:30, 8:23, 7:56.

Trail Shoe Miles: 10.00
Weight: 0.00
Comments(10)
Total Distance
8.00

8 miles / 1:06:54 / 8:22 avg. Late morning run. Sunny, 37F. One mile board walk loops at the nature preserve with my dad, who passed away recently...

Splits: 9:04, 8:40, 8:24, 8:36, 8:23, 8:02, 7:57, 7:47.

Mizuno Wave 12 Miles: 8.00
Weight: 0.00
Comments(5)
Total Distance
4.00

4 miles / 34:27 / 8:37 avg. From work. Weather conditions deteriorating from 33 degrees to 29 degrees and light snow with a strong North wind. Yay Winter!

Splits: 8:34, 8:46, 8:36, 8:29.

Asics 2140 Miles: 4.00
Weight: 0.00
Comments(2)
Total Distance
11.20

11.2 miles / 9:07 avg. Stunningly beautiful morning. Sunshine, started at 22F and ended at 32F.

Nice and easy pace. Peaceful Sunday morning (except for the 20 minutes or so that folks were making their way to and from church). 

GSS 3 (2) Miles: 11.20
Weight: 0.00
Comments(4)
Total Distance
4.20

4.2 miles. Easy. From work. Sunny, 37F.

Asics 2140 Miles: 4.20
Weight: 0.00
Comments(3)
Total Distance
8.00

8 miles / 1:05:02 / 8:07. Bluff trail/Jensen park - North. Sunny, 40 degrees.

At 4.5 miles I started 6 x 1/4 mile .1/4 mile rest. The first one was 1:45 (7:00 pace) the others were 1:40 (6:40 pace).

Splits: 8:29, 8:22, 8:11, 8:13, 8:03, 7:48, 7:51, 8:01.

GSS 3 Miles: 8.00
Weight: 0.00
Comments(5)
Total Distance
7.00

7 miles / 1:00:18 / 8:37 avg. On the Legacy Parkway Trail (LPT). Couldn't get out until 2:00 PM. Partly cloudy skies and 45 degrees. Everything easy except last mile @ 7:41.

Mizuno Wave 12 Miles: 7.00
Weight: 0.00
Comments(7)
Total Distance
4.70

4.7 miles / 48:10 / 10:15 avg. Sun, sun, sun. 46F. Easy trail run with the dogs at the Kaysville Wilderness Park. Temps are supposed to get up over 60 degrees tomorrow...I'm hoping I can squeeze a run in.

Splits: 12:17, 10:18, 9:30, 9:55, +.7 @ 8:50 pace.

Treadmill Shoe Miles: 4.70
Weight: 0.00
Comments(7)
Total Distance
0.00

No run today.

Excuses:

1 - Too busy at work.

2- I'm "a little" under the weather.

3 - I've run seven days in a row and I need a break. (even though my mileage is very low).

4 - It's dang windy outside.

5 - I can't focus on anything because I'm too excited for Burt's marathon tomorrow.


Weight: 0.00
Comments(6)
Total Distance
6.00

6 miles / 49:16 / 8:12. Finally got out today around 1:30 PM. It was mostly cloudy and 45 degrees with some wind out of the WNW. I ran on the LPT from the parking lot to the "Mystery Field" which has a 1/2 mile long track around it. I got there in 1.72 miles and kept running until I hit 2 miles then sped up and made mile 3 my "virtual race" mile ala Carolyn and Tracy. I wasn't planning on doing this but I read Carolyn's blog today about her run, and was inspired by trhe fact that not only did she run a hard mile, she ran 14 miles today! Crazy. I have a little head cold going and haven't slept well for a couple of nights in a row. Also I was wearing my old clunky 2140's. So, given those circumstances I still achieved a "current" mile PR of 6:37, as per Garmin. I don't don't know how I'll ever match Aunteem's 6:10 by the end of the year! Anyway, 3 more miles back to the parking lot for a total of 6. 

Splits: 8:46, 8:36, 6:37, 9:01, 8:28, 7:45.

Asics 2140 Miles: 6.00
Weight: 0.00
Comments(3)
Total Distance
10.10

10.1 miles / 9:25 avg.. Mostly cloudy, 41 degrees but felt colder. Low energy today. No strength. Hopefully it's just because of this cold and not a symptom of an utter lack of fitness, which is how it felt. Tomorrow's another day. Brrr!

Mizuno Wave 12 Miles: 10.10
Weight: 0.00
Comments(4)
Total Distance
8.40

8.4 miles / 1:11:06 / 8:27 avg. Mostly sunny, 35 degrees. Started run at 12:02 PM. Ran on the Bluff trail from Jensen park North. Felt much better today than yesterday. Easy pace except the last half of mile seven I ran faster, (6:40 pace), just to stride out the legs a little.

Splits: 8:38, 8:33, 8:44, 8:29, 8:28, 8:27, 7:37, 8:54 + .4 @ 8:03 pace. 

Trail Shoe Miles: 8.40
Weight: 0.00
Comments(6)
Total Distance
8.10

8.1 / 1:08:09 / 8:25. Sunny, 35 degrees. From work and about the hood. Everything in good operational order.

Splits: 8:54, 8:23, 8:23, 8:27, 8:18, 8:14, 8:21, 8:23, + .1 @ 7:46 pace.

GSS 3 (2) Miles: 8.10
Weight: 0.00
Comments(2)
Total Distance
0.00

Taking the day off. Trottin' tomorrow.

Weight: 0.00
Comments(5)
Race: Salt Lake Cold Turkey Trot 6K (3.86 Miles) 00:27:58, Place overall: 54, Place in age division: 3
Total Distance
8.20

8.2 miles. Warm up 3.1 miles (9:05 avg). Race 3.86 miles (7:14 avg). Cool down 1.24 miles (9:17 avg).

Met Chad at his house and we ran from there to the race for warm up. Ran into AdamRW and ran part of the warm up with him. Again, me, running with these elite guys (Chad and Adam). For some reason I had it in my head that this was a 5K. I had a full bladder at the start, awesome.  The course started by the capitol, on gravity hill, and took us into City creek canyon before turning us around at 1.77 miles. So the first 1.77 miles were uphill. Some of that hill was steep. But then it was all downhill to the finish. Fun. At 5K I thought, "hmm, the course is long" at about 3.6 miles I thought "hmm, guess this is a 4 miler". When I saw the finish line was near and I was at 3.83 miles I thought "hmm, I've sure been wrong a lot this morning." Anyway, the footsteps that I heard pursuing me most of the last mile were from a jolly gentleman who informed at the finish line that the race was a 6K. My overall average pace for the race was 7:14 per mile. The 5K I ran a couple of weeks ago was a PR at 7:18 per mile. So I feel okay about today's effort.

Splits: 7:41, 7:57, 6:43, 5:36 for .86 mile (6:31 pace).

It's interesting that I went out the other day and ran a flat mile at 6:37, and today, with a big assist from gravity, in a race environment, I run basically the same speed...one would assume that I could run all out downhill faster than on a flat surface. Apparently not. Don't see how I'm ever going to get that sub six mile...

Happy Thanksgiving!


Asics DS 13 Miles: 8.20
Weight: 0.00
Comments(8)
Total Distance
0.00

I shan't be running today. I consumed too much sugar yesterday and my brain blew up.

Weight: 0.00
Comments(6)
Total Distance
10.50

10.5 miles / 1:28:28 / 8:25 avg. Bluff trail from Jensen park. 11:30 AM. Mostly sunny, 45F.

Saw six cats out on the trailway. Got hit on the shoulder by bird poop. 

Splits: 8:39, 8:35, 8:33, 8:31, 8:45, 8:32, 8:20, 8:12, 8:17, 8:04, + .5 @ 7:50 pace.

Asics 2140 Miles: 10.50
Weight: 0.00
Comments(1)
Total Distance
7.00

7 miles / 8:43 avg. Sunny clear skies, 38 degrees. A big wind blew through last night and scrubbed the air, it was crystal clear out. Very nice.

GSS 3 (2) Miles: 7.00
Weight: 0.00
Comments(5)
Total Distance
9.00

9 miles / 8:51 avg. Sun, 42F. LPT/Cattle rd.

Nice and easy today.

Mizuno Wave 12 Miles: 9.00
Weight: 0.00
Comments(6)
Total Distance
183.45
Trail Shoe Miles: 28.40GSS 3 Miles: 23.30Barefoot Miles: 0.50Mizuno Wave 12 Miles: 49.35Asics DS 13 Miles: 21.20Treadmill Shoe Miles: 9.70Asics 2140 Miles: 24.70GSS 3 (2) Miles: 26.30
Weight: 0.00
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