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May 2015

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Location:

Idaho Falls,ID,USA

Member Since:

Apr 21, 2007

Gender:

Male

Goal Type:

Local Elite

Running Accomplishments:

2007 St. George Marathon 2:32:06 (marathon PR)

2014 St. George Marathon 2:32:45 (close to old PR...7 years later!)

2014 Boston Marathon, 2:39:00, 298th OA, 8th AG, 1st Idahoan

2013 Lake Lowell Marathon, 2:48:34 (CR), 1st Overall (#6)

2012 Boston Marathon, 2:43:26 (HOT!!), 114th OA, 9th Master OA, 1st Idahoan

2010 B&A Trail Marathon (MD), 2:40:18, 1st Overall (#3)

2010 Mesa Falls Marathon, 2:48:55, 1st Overall (#4)

2009 Pocatello Marathon, 2:37:22, 1st Overall (#2)

2011 The M.A.D. Marathon, 2:55:14, 1st OA (training run) (#5)

2006 Teton Dam Marathon, 2:50:48 1st Overall (#1)

2015 Hood to Coast Relay (195 miles), 1st Masters Team (6th OA), 19:59:57, 6:03 avg pace for the team

2008 Ragner Relay Del Sol (182 mile relay) 1st place team 17:04:37, 5:38 pace avg for the team

Logged 24,901 miles (circumference of the earth) in 2,889 days (11/29/12) http://jeff.fastrunningblog.com/blog-My-alarm-went-off-I-got-up-eventually-/11-29-2012.html

Short-Term Running Goals:

Keep on running, enjoy it for the sake of running, relax and enjoy life...de stress.

No racing, retired.

 

Long-Term Running Goals:

Keep running until this old body says no, running for fun.

Support my wife's endeavor to do long distance road biking and her renewed interest in running! Keep biking more with her as cross training maybe do a Century ride.

 

Personal:

Born in 1968.  I live in Idaho Falls, ID.  I started running competitively in 2005 and ran my first marathon in 2005. Now retired.

Married for 24 years with two children (18 and 15).

Bend down, O Lord, and hear my prayer;
answer me, for I need your help.
Protect me, for I am devoted to you.
Save me, for I serve you and trust you.
You are my God.
Be merciful to me, O Lord,
for I am calling on you constantly.
Give me happiness, O Lord,
for I give myself to you.
O Lord, you are so good, so ready to forgive,
so full of unfailing love for all who ask for your help.
Listen closely to my prayer, O Lord;
hear my urgent cry.
I will call to you whenever I’m in trouble,
and you will answer me.  - Psalm 86:1-7

 

Favorite Blogs:

Miles:This week: 30.00 Month: 157.25 Year: 1793.30
Runs With Moxie Lifetime Miles: 7487.16
Vibram Five Finger Bikila Lifetime Miles: 132.80
Saucony Xodus 2011 Lifetime Miles: 563.11
Saucony Tangent 4 2014 Lifetime Miles: 420.78
Altra Impulse Lifetime Miles: 774.67
Adiddas Supernova Glide Boost Lifetime Miles: 796.15
Saucony Ride Run Pop Orange Lifetime Miles: 802.94
Guide 8 White 2018 Lifetime Miles: 138.00
Supernova Glide Green 2018 Lifetime Miles: 110.50
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
308.1019.500.000.00327.60
Runs With Moxie Miles: 104.30Addidas Boost Miles: 36.00Saucony Ride 3 2015 Miles: 84.45Brooks Launch 2 Black 2015 Miles: 88.35Saucony Mirage Red 2015 Miles: 92.70
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
13.000.000.000.0013.00

5:30am...5 easy miles along Sunnyside with Moxie.  Saw lots of runners out.  Picked it up a bit when a couple were trying to catch me.  Maybe my racing juices are starting to pick up again.  (Ride 3 2015)

8:45am...8 miles through SRL to Broadway then back on the east side of the river.  Beautiful morning...now for yardwork before watching Justin's track meet this afternoon.  (Boost)

Runs With Moxie Miles: 5.00Addidas Boost Miles: 8.00Saucony Ride 3 2015 Miles: 5.00
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
15.000.000.000.0015.00

5:15am...3.5 miles with Moxie before meeting Andrea and Craig for a run.  Beautiful morning, great to run with such good friends (been a while!).  Nice and easy with Andrea, Craig and I threw in some faster miles in the middle.  Dropped Craig off after about 6.5 miles, then ran another mile or so with Andrea before finishing it off through the neighborhood.  15 miles easy.  (Launch 2)

Now for some yardwork (again!), taking Justin to try on a tux for prom (next weekend) and maybe seeing "Avengers: Age of Ultron" later.  Great time hanging out with Justin.  Great movie except for a couple of theological issues.

Watched "Unbroken" with Kami, ok movie but the book was much better.

Runs With Moxie Miles: 3.50Brooks Launch 2 Black 2015 Miles: 15.00
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
5.000.000.000.005.00

6:45am...5 slow easy miles with Moxie on a nice morning, but looks like rain is coming.  (Ride 3 2015)

Runs With Moxie Miles: 5.00Saucony Ride 3 2015 Miles: 5.00
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
9.103.000.000.0012.10

5:30am...6 easy miles with Moxie along Sunnyside on a gorgeous morning. Stretching. (Ride 3 2015)

Nice day for a run at lunch. Started off with DanS, ran 2.3 miles at around 7:30 AP.  Broke off and picked it up for miles 3,4,5 (6:38, 6:32, 6:23) (slow MP effort), cooled down for 1.1 miles at just under 7:00 pace.  Good run, good to run a bit faster again.  Stretched.  (Mirage Red)

Runs With Moxie Miles: 6.00Saucony Ride 3 2015 Miles: 6.00
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
8.000.000.000.008.00

4:45am...5 very easy miles with Moxie on a nice morning.  Lower back very stiff again.  (Ride 3 2015)

3 miles at lunch on the desert.  Ended up battling some wind and rain, ended just before the heavy stuff hit.  20 minutes earlier start and I would have been in warm sunshine! (Mirage Red)

Ran into an old friend, Steve B., at work today that I have not spoken to in quite a while.  Good to talk to friends from the past.

Runs With Moxie Miles: 5.00Saucony Ride 3 2015 Miles: 5.00Brooks Launch 2 Black 2015 Miles: 3.00
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
12.000.000.000.0012.00

4:30am...6 miles with Moxie along Sunnyside.  Back was really stiff again, slow miles.  Ran for a stretch with Becky.  (Ride 3 2015)

6 slow miles on a nice day at lunch.  Not really feeling the best so this one was a bit tough.  (Mirage Red)

Runs With Moxie Miles: 6.00Saucony Ride 3 2015 Miles: 6.00Saucony Mirage Red 2015 Miles: 6.00
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
7.000.000.000.007.00

Took the morning off to catch up on sleep and rest my back.  Plus, kinda yucky out.

Put my entry in for the Runnersworld Cover Search contest.  Thought I would give it a try.

http://coversearch.runnersworld.com/entry/249/  #RWCoverSearch

Wow, everyone who put an entry in for St. George this year got in!

7 miles at lunch on a cool and cloudy day.  Back feel better since I ran 7 miles in the same time (52+ minutes) it took me to run 6 miles yesterday.  Much better.  (Mirage Red)

Saucony Mirage Red 2015 Miles: 7.00
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
6.000.000.000.006.00

5:30am...6 slow miles with Moxie along Sunnyside.  Back stiff again.  Yard work this morning before watching kids at band and track.  (Ride 3 2015)

Runs With Moxie Miles: 6.00Saucony Ride 3 2015 Miles: 6.00
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
16.000.000.000.0016.00

6:15am...set out solo for a longer run on a cooler and windy morning.  16 miles around the greenbelt and back home.  Not a very good run, some good spots but hammy and glute were very sore by the end and my pace slowed too much. (Launch 2)

Had to cut it short of my desired mileage to help Justin get ready for the prom today!  

Also, Mother's Day projects in the yard today with Kami.  

Brooks Launch 2 Black 2015 Miles: 16.00
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
6.000.000.000.006.00

7:15am...5 easy miles with Moxie along Sunnyside on a really nice morning.  (Ride 3 2015)

3 mile walk with Kami at Community Park then MORE yard work.  Nearly getting done with it.

Happy Mother's Day to all the FRB Moms!

 

Runs With Moxie Miles: 5.00Addidas Boost Miles: 3.00Saucony Ride 3 2015 Miles: 5.00
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
9.004.000.000.0013.00

4:30am...6 with Moxie.  Already a crappy day.  (Ride 3 2015)

Beautiful day at lunch for a run.  Needed to work of stress and try to run a bit harder.  1 mile easy, 2 miles picking up the pace (6:47, 6:44).  Experienced a bad side stitch at the end of mile 3, so took an easy mile to get rid of it then 2 more faster miles (6:40, 6:25).  1 easier cooldown for 7 miles in 48:30.  Still pretty pathetic for the pace but at least got it done.  (Mirage Red)

Runs With Moxie Miles: 6.00Saucony Ride 3 2015 Miles: 6.00Saucony Mirage Red 2015 Miles: 7.00
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
10.000.000.000.0010.00

5am...it was raining when I first got up to run and my back was stiff.  It stopped raining so I decided to go out for a short slow run to get Moxie a run.  Try to run later (lunch or after work with kids).  (Boost)

4 miles in 27:15 on a nice day on the desert.  (Mirage Red)

2 miles with Katelyn after work.  (Launch 2)

Runs With Moxie Miles: 4.00Addidas Boost Miles: 4.00Saucony Mirage Red 2015 Miles: 4.00Brooks Launch 2 Black 2015 Miles: 2.00
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
8.500.000.000.008.50

Skipped my early run as I had to be in at work early (6am) for a conference call.  Get in the runs later.  Plus, it was really windy this morning, not missing much.

8.5 miles in an easy 1:03.  From the office to SRL and around the lake and back on a great day for a run..temp perfect with a bit of a breeze.  Kept the the pace fairly even, some intervals at 6:30 or better thrown in.  (Mirage Red)

Saucony Mirage Red 2015 Miles: 8.50
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
14.200.000.000.0014.20

4:30am...6.2 slow miles with Moxie along Sunnyside.  I saw 6 other runners out before 5:30am, I knew all of them! (Ride 3 2015)

6 easy miles at lunch on a nice day.  Lower back still aching pretty good today, thus slow. (Mirage Red)

2 miles with Katelyn after work.  (Boost)

Runs With Moxie Miles: 6.20Addidas Boost Miles: 2.00Saucony Ride 3 2015 Miles: 6.20Saucony Mirage Red 2015 Miles: 6.00
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
0.007.000.000.007.00

It was pouring rain when I got up to run this morning, so I held off and went later.  I helped get the kids ready for school, had breakfast with a friend then went out for a run at 9:15.  Solo through SRL and around the greenbelt at a good pace. 7 miles in 45:30ish!  Felt great and easy, no aches or pains.  (Boost)

 

Addidas Boost Miles: 7.00
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
0.000.000.000.000.00

A steady rain and cold this morning, so I skipped the run and my family and I went to the gym in the mid morning for a weight workout.  

We went to a movie during the rainy part of the day and I was going to run in the afternoon/evening after the rain stopped, but instead worked to clear out the garden area with a buddy who came over to help.  3 hours of work and still more to go tomorrow!

A bit tired and ready for some food and a beer!

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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
10.000.000.000.0010.00

6:15am...6 easy miles with Moxie along Sunnyside on a nice morning.  Sore from yesterday but good to get the run in.  More yardwork later today and maybe another run this evening depending on how it goes in the yard.  (Ride 3 2015)

4 more hours of yardwork.  A total of 29 bags of yard waste...the trashmen are going to hate us tomorrow.  I am very sore.

Afterwards Justin and I ran 4 miles really easy just talking and enjoying each others company.   Boy, I am ready to go to sleep now. (Launch 2)

Runs With Moxie Miles: 6.00Saucony Ride 3 2015 Miles: 6.00Brooks Launch 2 Black 2015 Miles: 4.00
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
11.000.000.000.0011.00

4:45am...5 easy miles along Sunnyside with Moxie.  Legs still sore from the weight workout Saturday.  (Launch 2)

6 easy miles at lunch. My legs are still loaded up.  (Mirage Red)

Runs With Moxie Miles: 5.00Saucony Mirage Red 2015 Miles: 6.00Brooks Launch 2 Black 2015 Miles: 5.00
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
5.000.000.000.005.00

5 easy miles.  Feeling horrible today, stayed home from work and slept.  (Boost)

Addidas Boost Miles: 5.00
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
14.200.000.000.0014.20

4:45am...4 easy miles with Moxie along Sunnyside in a light rain.  Lower back stiff again.  Stretching for tendonitis and lower back.  (Ride 3 2015)

10K at lunch on a cool, cloudy day with threat of rain.  Nice and easy, no pain. (Mirage Red)

4 miles with Justin after work (before the heavy rain started!).  I like the feel of the Launch 2, but the durability kinda stinks (already lots of wear on sole ater 160 miles, much more than the Mirage/Ride with over twice the mileage).   (Launch 2)

Runs With Moxie Miles: 4.00Saucony Ride 3 2015 Miles: 4.00Saucony Mirage Red 2015 Miles: 6.20Brooks Launch 2 Black 2015 Miles: 4.00
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
8.254.500.000.0012.75

4:45am...4.25 miles easy with Moxie.  Tired (stayed up a bit to watch Dave's last show).  Try to go longer at lunch.  (Ride 3 2015)

Nice day at lunch today.  I wanted to try to get some "pace" in.  1 mile wu, 4.5 miles at a pathetic 6:27 AP, 1 mile cd.  Overall 6.5 miles in 44+ minutes.  Stopped by the running store to say hi and check in on a few things.  Hammy tendonitis was tight and kept the AP slower than I would have liked.  (Mirage Red)

2 miles with Katelyn after work.  (Launch 2)

Runs With Moxie Miles: 4.25Saucony Ride 3 2015 Miles: 4.25Saucony Mirage Red 2015 Miles: 6.50Brooks Launch 2 Black 2015 Miles: 2.00
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
13.500.000.000.0013.50

I slept in and helped get the kids ready for school then Gray picked me up to go run some hills.  We planned on the IronRim road through Blackhawk Estates.  Just shy of 4 miles to the top from where we parked.  No wind at all at the top.  As we were standing there we looked down the dirt road on the other side through the canyon and though...why not explore?  We took off down the road and just kept following it, wondering where it would come out.  Saw 3 trucks with trailers (I bet they were thinking what the heck?).  Ends up it comes out at the end of Ammon Road.  We continued on and ran back to the car, 13.5 miles in total in an easy 1;41.  Gray and Jeff's adventurous half marathon may be on tap as a race for later this year (at least a few more times running this route!).  (Launch 2)

Afterwards, several hours of yard work hauling 2.5 cubic yards of bark to the back to cover up the garden area we cleared.  I am beat, ready for food and a beer.

Had to help Justin and his teammates deal with some issues today about character and coaching.  Some ethical folks, some not so much.  

Brooks Launch 2 Black 2015 Miles: 13.50
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
13.500.000.000.0013.50

I slept in and went out a bit later.  5 miles with Moxie along Sunnyside, then dropped her off and I went out for 2 miles with Katelyn, then 6.5 miles through SRL with Justin.  All on a great morning for a run...temp awesome, no wind, no rain! (Mirage Red)

Saucony Mirage Red 2015 Miles: 13.50
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
15.000.000.000.0015.00

Slept in and went out a bit later on a nice morning...warmer, calm and some cool fog. 5 miles easy along Sunnyside with Moxie.  (Ride 3 2015)

Kami and I went out for a ride after breakfast.  40 miles to Shelley then out to Blackhawk estates then home.  Felt great for the first 25 miles averaging about 21 mph, knee started to twinge around 28, starting to tire at 30, bonked at 35 miles.  Made it home and had pizza and beer, now doing better.  

Runs With Moxie Miles: 5.00Saucony Ride 3 2015 Miles: 5.00
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
13.350.000.000.0013.35

My family from Boise was over for dinner last night and we stayed up late so I slept in.  Moxie and I went out fo 7.35 miles from home around the southern SRL loop.  Easy (7:30ish pace), saw a few runners out. (Launch 2)

Got home and had some breakfast then went out for a 24 mile bike ride with Kami.  Right knee was sore/twingy on the ride (did not bother me on the run).  Beautiful morning to be outside!

Runs With Moxie Miles: 7.35Brooks Launch 2 Black 2015 Miles: 7.35
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
8.000.000.000.008.00

4:45am...4 slow miles with Moxie, very tired this morning.  (Ride 3 2015)

4 miles in 28:15 on the desert.  Awesome weather for a run! (Mirage Red)

Runs With Moxie Miles: 4.00Saucony Ride 3 2015 Miles: 4.00Saucony Mirage Red 2015 Miles: 8.00
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
9.000.000.000.009.00

I was really tired and my glutes was aching, so I slept in a bit and did some stretching instead of going out for the early morning run.  I will try to make up the mileage later today.

9 miles in 1:08 on a beautiful day for a run.  6.25 miles with DanS, then a couple more laps+ around the park.  Still a bit tired and sore so easy pace.  (Mirage Red)

Saucony Mirage Red 2015 Miles: 9.00
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
11.000.000.000.0011.00

4:30am...6 easy miles with Moxie on a nice morning.  Rained a little but it was awesome morning for a run.  (Ride 3 2015)

5 miles in 35:45 at lunch on a very nice day for a run. Easy with no pains or aches.  (Mirage Red)

Runs With Moxie Miles: 6.00Saucony Ride 3 2015 Miles: 6.00Saucony Mirage Red 2015 Miles: 5.00
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
13.001.000.000.0014.00

I slept in this morning and helped get the kids off to school.  Then Kami and I went for a great bike ride in the awesome weather.  Just shy of 40 miles in about 2:05.  Knee was noticable but not hurting.  Nice morning! 

4 miles after school, 2 with Justin and Katelyn, 2 faster with Justin.  (Boost)

Addidas Boost Miles: 4.00
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
17.000.000.000.0017.00

6:30am...I met Gray. Rex and Kayla on a spectactular morning at the bottom of Blackhawk estates for a repeat of the hill run that we did last week.  Gray turned around at the top and we kept going to finish off 14 miles in 1:43.  Really good run, knee twinge about mile 10.  Brought water and fuel this time so I felt much better.  (Launch 2)

Got home and ran 3 miles in the neighborhood with Justin and Katelyn.  (Boost)

Spent time outside with Katelyn (throwing the baseball) and Justin and the boys (playing football!).  

Addidas Boost Miles: 3.00Brooks Launch 2 Black 2015 Miles: 14.00
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
7.500.000.000.007.50

5 easy miles with Moxie on a very nice morning. (Ride 3 2015)

Spent some time outside with Justin throwing the football, doing some work in the garage.  Then Katelyn and I went to the river on a warm afternoon to get in a 2.5 mile run around the main section of the loop.  Really fun change of scenery from our normal neighborhood run. (Launch 2)

Runs With Moxie Miles: 5.00Saucony Ride 3 2015 Miles: 5.00Brooks Launch 2 Black 2015 Miles: 2.50
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
308.1019.500.000.00327.60
Runs With Moxie Miles: 104.30Addidas Boost Miles: 36.00Saucony Ride 3 2015 Miles: 84.45Brooks Launch 2 Black 2015 Miles: 88.35Saucony Mirage Red 2015 Miles: 92.70
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