My Mantra- I AM A MARATHONER Running Blog at FastRunningBlog.Com Fri, 03 Jul 2020 22:45:33 FeedCreator 1.7.2 Mon, Oct 20, 2014 <p>EZ run with Steve from the DC. Hip hurt&nbsp; a lot.<br /> &nbsp;</p> Mon, 20 Oct 2014 06:00:00 Sat, Oct 18, 2014 <p>6 mile hike on Zen trail with Mik&#39;L</p> Sat, 18 Oct 2014 06:00:00 Mon, Oct 13, 2014 <p>30 min&#39;s on the spinn bike</p> <p>30 min&#39;s on the ellptical</p> Mon, 13 Oct 2014 06:00:00 Fri, Oct 10, 2014 <p>3.5 miles on the treadmill and 20 min&#39;s on the elliptical</p> Fri, 10 Oct 2014 06:00:00 Tue, Oct 07, 2014 <p>worst day of my life</p> Tue, 07 Oct 2014 06:00:00 Sat, Oct 04, 2014 <p>Well.. it&#39;s finally here on gone. It was a ok day. Not amazing. I really struggled on the last 5 miles and lost 3 places and a good 2+ min&#39;s. I really thought coming into this race I was ready for a little more. Mileage, workouts and even the half a month ago made me think a PR was gonna happen. But the stars didn&#39;t totally line up. That&#39;s racing. I&#39;m happy I put it on the line. Worked hard. And got my main two goals. Best my #20 bib number in place, and go sub 2:30. I did really want to be in the top 10 but didn&#39;t know if it would happen today because of the deep field. But I some how hung on by a few seconds and grabbed that 10th spot. That was good.</p> <p>Had the worst per race day ever on Friday. We not only had to put the baby in the hospital for dehydration and not eating. But she seemed worse and needed more tests. It ened up being serious because after I finished the race she had gotten a cat scan and found fluid on the brain, with a crack on the back of her skull... and maybe an older crack on the fornt. Plus she had a seizure this morning.... so she had to be life flighted to SLC and that&#39;s where we are now. Plus right before bed last night I found out a fellow STG cycling buddy had died from a scuba accident and they found his body yesterday. So in a small way I wasn&#39;t mentally &quot;in&quot; this race. Decided to do it and make the best of what I could.</p> <p>half in 1:13:02- Felt totally in control through the fisrts half. In fact through 20. Never felt like I was overworking and even though at the half that I&#39;d for sure be able to negative split by 2-3 min&#39;s on equal effort. But I hit the wall worse than I&#39;ve ever done before and it was a suffer fest from 21ish or so in.</p> <p>some key things. the race started like 20 min&#39;s late... that has never happened in all my 9 prior races here. A pretty big deal for me because I&#39;d taken my caffine boost 45 min&#39;s before the planned 6:40 start. And I just stood there getting cold in the lay-over-time. I also had a pretty good fever. Baby Kaylor had one for the last 4 days and I picked it up Thursday night along with some body aches. Not a bid deal... but a deal. I don&#39;t know. It&#39;s so hard for me to have a race without some kind of * by it. I just needed and wanted ONE more clean, honset, test to race my brains out and see what I can really do. And I don&#39;t think today was ALL of that. And I don&#39;t know if I wanna keep trying either. SothatallSUCKS.</p> <p>But I&#39;m not bummed. Under the circumstances of the day. I did my best and that&#39;s all I could have asked of myself. For now I&#39;m gonna have some down time to rethink what I want to do with running.</p> <p>And hope for the some good news for baby KK.</p> <p>It was 57 F when I left the house at 4:40 a.m to head over to the busses.</p> <p>146 lbs when I got home. After yogurt, ice cream powerade, water and coke at the finish... and many many trips to the porta potty:(</p> Sat, 04 Oct 2014 06:00:00 Fri, Oct 03, 2014 <p>4 miles on the treadmill this moring. Felt pretty good. Just went long enough to work out the stomach stuff and get a sweat rolling.</p> <p>Hoping for some positive mojo... as luck would have it our baby girl had to be put into the hospital this morning. She&#39;s had bad colic for most her life. And the past 5 days or so had a fever and now is throwing up everything and dehydrated. Just the way I like to spend my pre race day... STRESSED OUT!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!</p> <p>Just hoping for an honest effort tomorrow. I&#39;m bib number 20 and my goal is to finish lower than my projected seed. I&#39;d also like to close of my 10th consecutive STG Marathon with a sub 2:30. If I can do those two things it&#39;ll be a good day.</p> Fri, 03 Oct 2014 06:00:00 Thu, Oct 02, 2014 <p>Benny boy Van came by this morning for a run. We looped B-hills. Hit a potty stop at the park and then back around. Easy peasy lemon squeezy. Talked about the race on Saturday. We both are pretty pumped and ready to pounce. Should be a good one...</p> <p>It was coldish. 49F and I started out with gloves.</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> Thu, 02 Oct 2014 06:00:00 Wed, Oct 01, 2014 <p>Last chance workout:)</p> <p>Just did basically the same loop as yesterday with a little&nbsp; more. After a 2.5 mile warm up I planned on doing 4x800m just out on the road as part of the loop. Hit all of them at 5:00-5:05 pace. The 2nd and 4th were both short at only .4 but I didn&#39;t really care. It was the thought that counted. Had about .2 jog between sets for recovery.</p> <p>Flet so so I guess. Tapering blues have my legs feeling like rail road ties. But this was a good way to get things going. As I felt better after each one the more I did.</p> <p>50 min&#39;s on the bike about 17 miles. Spun the legs out pretty good and worked up a giant sweat.</p> <p>15 min&#39;s on the elliptical after. More loosening of the quads and hips. #tryingmybest</p> Wed, 01 Oct 2014 06:00:00 Tue, Sep 30, 2014 <p>B-hills and Secret St. Kind of felt like junk. Like I had two BIG left clown feet. Just super &quot;OFF&quot; and out of sync. The saga of the taper....</p> <p>57 F</p> <p>146 lbs</p> Tue, 30 Sep 2014 06:00:00 Mon, Sep 29, 2014 <p>DC loop. I wanted to get out a little harder... work out all the ish from the stomach and kind of wake up the legs. So after a 7:36 first miles I dropped the pace the rest of the run and ended with a 6:27 avg. Nothing too hard. Just a honest push to help me get into the running mind set my brain needs for the week. Felt pretty good overall. 60F out when I left the house at 7:00 a.m. Looks like it&#39;ll warm up by the weekend...</p> <p>146 lbs</p> <p>3 miles tonight around the park and stuff.</p> Mon, 29 Sep 2014 06:00:00 Sat, Sep 27, 2014 <p>Just ran around the &quot;house&quot; area today. No big run with anyone. I worked in the yard until after 10 p.m&nbsp; and hauled a flat bed trailer full of 75-100lbs rocks in. Then built a wall out of them. So I just didn&#39;t know what I&#39;d be up for this morning. As it turns out... not much. 7:11 avg for the run and I didn&#39;t hit anything below a 7:00 mile until mile 9. Just dragging. It was warm for the first 4 miles of the run then I had rain the rest so that was nice. Saw a massive full rainbow. Best one I&#39;ve seen in years.</p> <p>143.5 lbs after the run.</p> Sat, 27 Sep 2014 06:00:00 Fri, Sep 26, 2014 <p>Same loop as yesterday but with a little potty extra. Warm today... warmer that is. I was a sleep out in the darkness for at least 6 miles of this. Hip hurt... it&#39;s been weeks since it hurt like it did today... come on! Really?!!!!</p> Fri, 26 Sep 2014 06:00:00 Thu, Sep 25, 2014 <p>A mix of B-hills and stuff today. Temps were nice again. Felt so so too. 6:55 avg. Got home and found out that Bob my cycling friend got in a bad wreck this moring on his bike. He hit a big rock in the road out in the dark and went down. Got hit from the back by another friend Shane. Bob is in the ER with broken pelvis, clavical, ribs, and head trama... bad deal. Heal well my friend. Thoughts are with you and family. Bummer.</p> Thu, 25 Sep 2014 06:00:00 Wed, Sep 24, 2014 <p>B-hills and around Piolt. Temps were lovely this morning. So much so that I wore a shirt. But later regretted it. Slow and EZ recovery run from yesterday. It would have been better if I&#39;d gotten out yesterday afternoon but it didn&#39;t happen. Re-doing the driveway with pavers and then landscaping the front yard post house addition. Extra labor equals extra trashed...</p> <p>4 more miles on the treadmill</p> Wed, 24 Sep 2014 06:00:00 Tue, Sep 23, 2014 <p>Big boy workout... number-...LASTONE :)</p> <p>Warmed up from the DC over around Southgate GC for 3.6 miles</p> <p>Plan was to do a 5 mile MP temp around the mayors loop clockwise. Then do a one mile jog recovery and then a 2 mile LT tempo from the DC up to River Road</p> <p>First 5 mile tempo seemd so so. Not bad. Not great. I just hung back and while Logan kept the foot on the gas. So I&#39;d push a little and close the gap. Then back off a little. Seemed that went on the whole time. Ended with a 5:33 avg for that section.</p> <p>1 mile jog for recovery</p> <p>2 mile LT tempo. Wanted to go out strong but knew following the 5 miler that I wouldn&#39;t be able to go for my PR of 10:13... plus it was dark. Like you can&#39;t see JACK for about 300m on one section in the first mile. So I went 5:10, 5:21 for a 10:31 2 mile. Pretty good for and basically hit the workout as I&#39;d planned on doing. That&#39;s always a plus.</p> <p>Logan ran great... again. He&#39;s been killing me in all the workouts. And for all the crap we give him... I think the SPECIAL LITTLE GUY is gonna ROCK the marathon. Maybe even PR. He&#39;s running greart and it&#39;s fun to see. A little hariy though and that part is gross.</p> <p>3 mile cool down. 2 with the guys. 1 solo</p> <p>145.5 lbs after</p> Tue, 23 Sep 2014 06:00:00 Mon, Sep 22, 2014 <p>DC loop. Got out a little faster. Kept it honest all morning. 6:37 avg. Felt strong for a Monday.</p> <p>BUT....</p> <p>148.5 lbs... kinda phat too</p> <p>Lots of work on the end of a shovel and rake. sore. sunburnt.</p> Mon, 22 Sep 2014 06:00:00 Sun, Sep 21, 2014 <p>60 min&#39;s on the elliptical. Body needed to stay in motion today. Not a hard effort. Smooth workout to get a sweat going and that&#39;s about it.</p> Sun, 21 Sep 2014 06:00:00 Sat, Sep 20, 2014 <p>7 miles on the treadmill. Busy, busy, busy last couple days with kids, yard and other projects. #TRASHED</p> Sat, 20 Sep 2014 06:00:00