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Chicken sandwich mile

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Member Since:

Jun 01, 2013

Gender:

Male

Goal Type:

Other

Running Accomplishments:

1600m: 4:27

800: 1:59

Copper Hills Invitational 2015 1600m Champion.

Ran for Alta and SUU on their Cross Country/Track and Field teams

2014-2015 Alta Track Athlete of the Year

Have a had a couple good placements in mountain races

Short-Term Running Goals:

Stay healthy and and build mileage

Run a marathon in under 3 hours once marathons start taking place again.

Long-Term Running Goals:

Keep running

Run the Boston Marathon at least once

Make a glorious return to spartan racing

Long standing goal of running a sub 5:00 mile every year for as long as I can. Started 2012 (8 year streak).

Personal:

I ran for Alta high school and was trained by Coach Murphy, he is a great coach, one of the best there is. I ran for Southern Utah University for a year or two. I am currently a doctoral student at Bowling Green State University studying industrial organizational psychology. Right now my main goals are to stay healthy and run consistently.

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Miles:This week: 0.00 Month: 9.80 Year: 408.03
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
34.800.000.000.0034.80
Race: Chicken sandwich mile (1 Miles) 00:13:43, Place overall: 1, Place in age division: 1
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
5.500.000.000.005.50

Warmed up 4 miles with Jake.

Then we started our race which a 4x chicken sandwich and lap.

Was pretty gross but it was also fun. We'll try it with spicy wings next week along with some additional competition. Won't win next week.

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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
4.500.000.000.004.50

Ran to the canyon in back. Out of shape.

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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
3.500.000.000.003.50

Mile or two warm up and then a donut mile. Much easier than the chicken sandwich mile. Took less than 9 minutes. 2and of 3 although there was some tampering, likely would have stayed in 2nd but we'll never know for sure. Very fun day.

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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
9.100.000.000.009.10

Ran up milcreek canyon today. Averaged 7:35. I ran up 4.6 miles with 1400 feet of elevation gain in 39/40 minutes and then ran back down in under 30 minutes. Felt a little tired towards the end but I would love to do Jupiter peak if it's on next month. I'll have to check. Not going to try and win or anything of course, just love that race.

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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
1.000.000.000.001.00

Bout a mile of running. Desperately need to get in shape.

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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
3.000.000.000.003.00

Mile warm up

Hot wing mile

2 garlic parm chicken tenders

Lap

2 hot wing tenders

Lap

2 Carolina reaper tenders, took my a long time to get these down because I ran our of water and they were really dry and crispy.

Lap

Last dab renders

Final lap.

I lost to talon by a few minutes, but beat jake an henry by a solid amount too. Nothing quite as exciting as last weeks finish. I was kind of hanging on to talon until we got to the Carolina reaper, he'd built up a good lead on me and he threw those down incredibly fast. No idea how he did it, one tough dude.

Cool down mile.

This one was painful, but I had a great time and would do it again. Not for a while though.

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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
1.700.000.000.001.70

Nice easy shakeout.

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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
6.500.000.000.006.50

Car was having troubles with the instrument cluster, so I took it in to the dealership. They inspected it for a few hours and told me the cluster was totally busted, no way to fix it, they wanted 1500 to replace it. The part costs 150 on ebay.

Anyways I was looking into alternative options (dont want to waste 1k), but today the car was totally dead. I tried jumping and charging it to no avail. I called and asked the dealership mechanic if the problems might be related, or if the battery might be causing both problems. (Hadn't considered the battery was the problem as I replaced it last fall.) The mechanic guy told me it wasn't a connected issue and they'd have to look into them separately. Considering he had "generously waived" a 150 dollar fee for diagnosing the original problem, I wanted to avoid that.

Just to be sure I couldn't avoid losing 2 thousand dollars (or more depending on what made up problem they'd say there was with the car not turning on), my dad and I checked out the battery and noticed a lot of corrosion had built up over the relatively short life of the battery, so we took the battery out and cleaned it off and charged it, and then put it back in.

The car started immediately and the instrument cluster was back up running perfectly. Not broken at all. Bunch of crooks.

My dad and I also went biking/running up milcreek canyon road. 30 minutes up and then turned around, made it 3.4 miles over just under 1000 ft elevation gain before I turned. Averaged 7:31. Fastest split was 5:26 on the way back, with 330 feet elevation drop. To cool down a little I walked once I got past the gate so my total mileage was 6.5 instead of 6.8. The effort coming down wasn't too hard, I was just overheating and wanted to actually cool down before I got in a car.

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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
34.800.000.000.0034.80
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