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Location:

Snoqualmie,WA,

Member Since:

Feb 24, 2007

Gender:

Male

Goal Type:

Local Elite

Running Accomplishments:

  • 2011 Boston Marathon -- 2:27 (Top 50)
  • 2011 Steilacoom 20k -- 1:04:57 (1st)
  • 2010 Indianapolis Monumental Marathon -- 2:26 (7th) 
  • 2010 Fall City 10k -- 31:06 (1st)
  • 2009 Indy Mini Marathon -- 1:07:53 (7th)
  • 2009 WWU Invitational -- 10000m (30:58)
  • 2009 UW Indoor Meet -- 5000m (14:49)
  • 2008 Orem Turkey Run -4 miler -- 19:55 (1st)
  • 2008 Seafair Torchlight 8k--25:03 (3rd) 
  • 2008 Time to Fly 5k -- 15:35 (1st)
  • 2008 Newport Marathon -- 2:22:47 (1st)
  • Steilacoom 15M--1:18:30 (1st)
  • 2007 Olympic Trials -- 2:30:41 (91st)
  • 2007 St. George --2:18:55 (3rd)

Short-Term Running Goals:

  • Feb 23 -- Ft Steilacoom 15M
  • March 23  – Ft. Steilacoom 20k
  • April 15  – Boston Marathon
  • June 8 – Sound to Narrows 12k
  • June 22  – Grandma’s Half Marathon (USATF Champs.)
  • July 7 – Run of the Mill 5k
  • July 27 – Torchlight 8k
  • September – SJJ Half (maybe)
  • October/November – Fall Marathon (maybe)
  • December – Club XC Nationals

Long-Term Running Goals:

 Stay healthy

Personal:

Ran track my junior and senior years in high school and cross country my senior year. Went to BYU but did not run. Served LDS church mission to San Bernardino, CA. Started running again in April 2005. Marathon debut was St. George in 2005.

I coach the Mount Si High School Track Team (distance)

Been married for almost 17 years. My wife, Mara, and I have four kids ages 16, 14, 13 and 11.

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Brooks T5 Lifetime Miles: 34.00
Ravenna Lifetime Miles: 250.00
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Well, after 12 LONG days of no running, I was able to get six miles in today. Two in the morning and four this afternoon. I'll write a more detailed explanation of what happened, but in short, I badly strained my right hip and glute muscles and it has sidelined me for 12 days. But after way too many hours on the bike and the elliptical and five or six visits to the PT, I may actuallty be on the mend.

I did a mile around the track this morning before I started feeling the same strong pain in my glute. I wanted to cry. So I walked back to my car only to realize my keys were locked inside. I had 20 minutes until my PT appointment and about a mile to the nearest phone. So I started walking to call my wife to come get me and realized I would never make my appointment unless I at least jogged. So I did. As I did, I realized two things. First, the pain was different this time. Rather than a sharp shooting pain, it was more of an ache indicating tightness more than damage. So I hummed along at 7:45 pace or so until I reached the has station. I called my wife and she came and got me and I made my PT appointment.

If I hadn't locked my keys in the car, I would have never run this afternoon because I would not have run long enough to get a proper diagnosis.

So this afternoon felt pretty good. It's still very tight but I my PT and I were able to narrow it to just the Gluteus Medias. The good news is we've isolated it. The bad news is it's a very difficult muscle to stretch.

So my plan is to increase mileage 1 mile per day the rest of this week stretching in the middle and afterward. No doubles. If all goes well, I should have 41 miles for the week and have a much better idea how to proceed next week.

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Gorgeous afternoon in Seattle. It's about time. We had the coldest end to March on record including six straight days of snowfall. Short sleeve shirt was all that was needed today.

Did five easy miles that turned out to be 7:15s or so. I wasn't paying attention until I got back. I stoppped half way and stretched and then stretched again upon returning. I also did some of the strengthening exercises I've working on.

Six miles tomorrow.

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Really good six miles today. Took three miles before I felt any discomfort in my butt. So it's taking longer and longer to hurt and hurting less and less. It was another gorgeous day. Mid 50s when I ran.

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7 good miles today. Turns out they were at about 6:45 pace. I wasn't trying to push it but just went what felt OK. I was pretty tight in the glute afterward. I may take tomorrow off just  opting for the elliptical/bike as a precaution and then try 10 or so on Saturday.

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I was a little sore this morning in the glute despite a good night's sleep so I decided to back off a bit today. I did two in the morning outside and then three this afternoon on the treadmill. The three miles got me warm enough to really be able to do some good stretching and strength excersises as well.

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Was really hoping to go 10 miles this morning but my glute wouldn't have it. Frustrating. It's getting better but too slowly for my liking.

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