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Heart & Sole Run 5K

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Location:

Billings,MT,

Member Since:

Jan 10, 2011

Gender:

Male

Goal Type:

Boston Qualifier

Running Accomplishments:

~~Longest Ultra: Bighorn Trail Run: 12:19:00, 52 miles, Bighorn Mountains, WY, June 20, 2015

50K: Bighorn Trail Run: 5:52:13, 32 miles, Bighorn Mountains, WY, June 15, 2013

Marathon: 3:25:01, Deseret News Marathon, SLC, UT, July 24, 2013

Half-Marathon: 1:37:00 (downhill), Deseret News Marathon Split, SLC, UT, July 24, 2013

10K: 44:07, Big Sky State Games, Billings, MT, July 2012

5K: 20:25, Big Sky State Games, Billings, MT, July 2013

Short-Term Running Goals:

Get back into running shape.

Long-Term Running Goals:

Not get super fat, and qualify for Boston before I'm 50 (April 2023).

Personal:

Started running seriously in March 2010. Married 22 years to a hot momma and we have 3 boys, 1 sweet girl, 2 dogs, 3 2 0 1 cat, and 6     4 5 6 3 5 3 1 2 new chickens (spring 2018) who have yet to lay eggs. My day job is Learning Architect for a regional bank in MT, WY, SD, OR, ID, and WA. In May 2017 I joined our local School Board as a Trustee for a 3 year term.

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Miles:This week: 0.00 Month: 98.20 Year: 668.92
Cascadia 10 Lifetime Miles: 438.72
Cascadia 10 Pt2 Lifetime Miles: 442.75
Brooks Adrenaline 15 Pt2 Lifetime Miles: 387.02
Cascadia 11 Lifetime Miles: 538.47
Adrenaline 16 Lifetime Miles: 361.80
Adrenaline 17 Lifetime Miles: 392.03
Adrenaline 18 Lifetime Miles: 320.56
Cascadia 12 Lifetime Miles: 208.00
Total Distance
86.73
Cascadia 12 Miles: 7.00Adrenaline 18 Miles: 58.73Cascadia 11 Miles: 6.00
Weight: 175.18
Total Distance
3.00

2 miles in the morning, slow going, but felt good. Lots of rain last night, dirt road had runoff ruts and the side pockets, typically dry at this point of the year, were full. Crazy storm. AP: 10:26

Noon Bootcamp. Very sweaty.

Cascadia 12 Miles: 2.00
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Total Distance
4.25

AP: 9:20. Dry needling works.

Adrenaline 18 Miles: 4.25
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1.00

Started Boot Camp but tapped out after 15 minutes as I couldn't lower my heart rate, and continued to be dizzy. Just wasn't feeling it. Went up to the TM to run and after 1 mile of plodding along I called it quits and walked for another 10 minutes or so. Just wasn't my day. Felt odd until I ate lunch, then no more problems. Funny how the body takes breaks sometimes. 

Adrenaline 18 Miles: 1.00
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4.25

Took son super early to Drivers Ed then ran from the Y around my normal 4 mile loop. It was crazy humid for Billings: 96% humidity at 6 am. Our average is 20-30% humidity, and we haven't had rain for days. It wasn't bad to run in, 60F, but I was sweating like a horse. At the Y, lifted some weights, did a plank and some pushups, and dripped sweat all over the floor. When changing I wrung out my headband and it was 4 wring out wet. Glad to be back running, hoping it will continue with no problems. 

AP: 9:10

Adrenaline 18 Miles: 4.25
Weight: 176.00
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Total Distance
1.00

Noon Boot Camp. It worked well, had sore abs all weekend.

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Total Distance
6.88

Ran 4 miles this morning in beautiful 47 degree temps. Hands were cold! Beautiful. AP: 8:54 (I hope I'm not going too fast too soon, but the legs feel good and a comfortable pace for me on the flat is 8:30 or so).

Noon, did Boot Camp. I forgot the gym floor is being redone, so the class was at a nearby park. It was .8 miles away, and I booked it there. Had some tough exercises, plus lots of running, so I did nearly 7 miles today. Legs feel good. Heading to PT again this afternoon for round 2, and likely final round, of dry needling.

 

Adrenaline 18 Miles: 6.88
Weight: 176.20
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Total Distance
4.25

Nice run this morning, again in cool temps of 50 or just below. My hands were ice cold on the out with the sun to my back, and warmed up going into the sun. Legs felt good (but sore from yesterday's efforts) and calf feels great. Hit Physical Therapy again last night and did the dry needling for the last time, hopefully. No twitching with the stimulation, which was odd, but a lump in the calf went away so it must've worked.

Stretched, 30 pushups, 60 second plank, 10 pullups.

AP: 8:36

Adrenaline 18 Miles: 4.25
Weight: 175.60
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Total Distance
2.00

Noon Boot Camp. About 2 miles between running there and back, and running around the track. It was a good one, but hot. No clouds, sun beating down, and on the fake turf it was hot as blazes. Lots of legs, arms, and core exercises.

I signed up today for a 5K on Saturday. I'm not in racing shape, so we'll see how it goes. I haven't done a 5K in a long time.

Adrenaline 18 Miles: 2.00
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Total Distance
5.10

Ran the 5K course this morning before work. It is a goofy course with lots of turns, but it ends at our minor league baseball stadium and they found a course which doesn't require a lot of busy roads to be blocked off, which makes sense. What I struggled with is the course description isn't an actual description or a printable map - it is a link to Google Maps with different colored lines for each distance (2 mile, 5K, 10K). It actually worked well, as I could see my blue blinking dot on the map, and it showed where I went off course either because they couldn't mark it within the University grounds, or where I wasn't looking down and missed seeing the white 5K arrows going left or right. The course isn't easy. Starts slight downhill, then flat, then uphill, flat, uphill, flattish, up 1 level of a parking garage, then it's downhill or flattish, and finishes with a solid downhill. Not a Utah/mountainous downhill, but it must lose 100 feet the last 1/2 mile. I plan to fly down that. Will run the course again tomorrow morning and Saturday before the race.j

Adrenaline 18 Miles: 5.10
Weight: 175.20
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Total Distance
4.00

Ran the 5K course again and didn't get lost this time. Glad I ran it a 2nd time. Ran fast the last 1/2 mile, and probably shouldn't have. Felt a left calf niggle while jogging back to the Y, so I stopped running and walked the rest of the way. Rolled it out, doesn't seem to an issue, and hopefully it won't be. Supposed to be 50 and raining tomorrow morning. Ugh.

 

Adrenaline 18 Miles: 4.00
Weight: 176.00
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Race: Heart & Sole Run 5K (3.107 Miles) 00:22:12, Place overall: 27, Place in age division: 1
Total Distance
4.50

Being youngest in an age group is nice. Not in great shape, but nobody showed up and my effort was good enough for 1st AG. I ran my race, which was nice for a change. Rainy day, 52F at start time and light rain. It dumped in the night time, then lightened up a bit before the race. My initial plan was to run the course again to warm up, but because it was raining I hit the Y to warm up, which isn't far from the start line. Hit the bike for 1 mile, then the water rowing machine for 90 seconds (that is hard), then ran 1 mile at a fairly slow pace. It was getting close to the 8:15 am start, so went and changed and decided on singlet with arm warmers, thin gloves, headband, compression socks, running shorts, and long-billed running hat with nearly clear sunglasses. Perfect combination. Parked halfway between start and finish, so wore long sleeved shirt to walk to the start. Moved right to the front of the start line, took off the long sleeved shirt and rolled it up to tie around my waist. Gun went off on time, and the start is downhill and I took off but not too fast. Faster than I thought, or the GPS was wrong, but I hung back of a guy older than me. A lady around my age smoothly cruised past both of us and I was jealous. She won the Master's womens division by a large margin. After the initial downhill the rest of the first 3/4 mile is flat, then a big uphill that I run regularly. It slowed all of us down. Then 1/4 mile flat, and another 1/2 mile of up. I was feeling pretty good, but breathing hard yet controlled. I continued with a solid pace, about as fast as I could maintain, and kept that up and most of us picked it up the last mile. With 3/4 mile left a guy close to my age passed me by 5 steps. I was waiting for the last 1/2 mile which is very downhill. I picked up the pace, as did others, and once we hit the flat (maybe 1/4 mile left) I picked it up more, and about 150 yards out I started sprinting. Passed the guy who had passed me, and finished strong. I could've picked up the pace sooner as my legs still had a lot left in them at the end, but I'm still happy. I was absolutely soaked at the end, as was everybody. A steady drizzle throughout, and lots of puddles we ran through. I didn't know how I did, but after collecting free stuff from vendors, walked to my truck, drove to the Y and cooled down, then checked results online. It showed the Men's Masters winner had a time of 22:15 (which seemed slow) and my time was faster than that, but I couldn't find me in a search. I hurried and showered and went back to the finish line to argue with someone. I had my number on my shorts, not my chest, so I thought they may give me grief, even though that's how I've done every race. Turns out the Master's winner was 19:42 or so, but I did win my age bracket. Not hard when you just turned 45 and it was 45-49. That worked in my favor 5 years ago at a 5K, so glad it worked for me even though I am not in decent shape. Good enough, and I'm happy. 

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Adrenaline 18 Miles: 1.50
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Total Distance
4.25

I have turned into a weather wimp due to this cold and wet spring we've had. I ran at Noon, it was sunny, temps 62-65F, 65% humidity, and I was drenched with sweat at the end. Legs still sore from Saturday's 5K, which is insane to me. Just another testament of how out of shape I am as I don't recall ever being sore after a 5K. 30 pushups, 60 second plank.

AP: 8:39

Adrenaline 18 Miles: 4.25
Weight: 174.80
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Total Distance
4.00

4 miles this morning from home. After running in town for a long while and not at home, it's now apparent how tough my 4 miles from home is. 

AP: 9:09

Adrenaline 18 Miles: 4.00
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Total Distance
4.25

AP: 8:49, harder than I expected. Ran my standard 4 mile loop from the Y this morning. Cool temps, cold hands on the out. I warmed up with a slow mile 1, then as my legs warmed up I naturally went faster, and then forced myself to maintain a faster speed. Averaged just over an 8 minute pace for miles 2-3. Legs weren't feeling it for mile 4 so I walked for a bit to slow my brain down, then jogged it in. Felt good, but definitely needing more running to up my fitness level. Just keep running, just keep running.....

Adrenaline 18 Miles: 4.25
Weight: 174.40
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Total Distance
1.00

1 TM mile. Rainy outside, needed to get to work, but got to watch part of the Brazil match. WC for the win.

Adrenaline 18 Miles: 1.00
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6.00

6 hiking miles with a church youth group, including a couple running miles down the trail. A significant climb to a gorgeous lake, Mystic Lake. Beautiful setting in a high alpine valley. Ran quite a bit downhill as I was trying to catch up with my son. That was fun, and I was sore the next day, which I love. Means I'm alive.

Cascadia 11 Miles: 6.00
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6.00

Furthest I've run in one stretch in many moons. Legs didn't feel good at all, but I powered through, and glad I did. Nice weather out, but still drenched in sweat at the end.

AP: 8:49

Adrenaline 18 Miles: 6.00
Weight: 174.00
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Total Distance
2.00

Went to bed late, slept in a bit, and only had time for a couple miles from home. Felt decent. Can't wait for legs to feel great again. High humidity (71%), which is odd for us.

AP: 9:12

Cascadia 12 Miles: 2.00
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3.00

3 miles from home this morning. My first mile pace is so slow, it's odd. Might be a while until that declines since I incline quite a bit during mile 1, but it never bothered me in the past after many years of getting used to it. I plan to do Boot Camp on Wednesdays, including today.

AP: 9:19

Noon Boot Camp. Copious amounts of sweat. We determined a new measurement of effort: shimmery shins. They were today.

Cascadia 12 Miles: 3.00
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6.00

6 from the Y this morning. Felt decent but still a hard effort, will take awhile.

 AP: 8:30

Adrenaline 18 Miles: 6.00
Weight: 174.40
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5.00

5 miles backpacking with my 12 yr old daughter to Lost Lake. She had a 15 pound pack; mine was more like 50, but I didn't weight it as I didn't want to know. And I carried hers for 2 of the 5 miles. But we had a blast, and no cell service = bliss. 

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5.00

5 miles on the return backpacking trip. 5 miles downhill is much easier, and the packs were a bit lighter. Great weather, fun times. 

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Total Distance
86.73
Cascadia 12 Miles: 7.00Adrenaline 18 Miles: 58.73Cascadia 11 Miles: 6.00
Weight: 175.18
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