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Cady Tucker Run for Life 5 miler

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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: 56.00 Month: 176.00 Year: 1009.45
Runs With Moxie Lifetime Miles: 7160.16
Vibram Five Finger Bikila Lifetime Miles: 132.80
Saucony Xodus 2011 Lifetime Miles: 563.11
Saucony Tangent 4 2014 Lifetime Miles: 336.53
Altra Impulse Lifetime Miles: 750.67
Saucony Guide 7 2016 Lifetime Miles: 1085.76
Saucony Guide 8 Blue 2017 Lifetime Miles: 713.26
Adiddas Supernova Glide Boost Lifetime Miles: 688.15
Mirage 2 Red 2017 Lifetime Miles: 660.62
Saucony Ride Run Pop Orange Lifetime Miles: 650.19
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
208.4549.750.000.00258.20
Runs With Moxie Miles: 109.25Saucony Mirage 2 Black 2012 Miles: 78.25Saucony Cortana Black 2012 Miles: 72.00Addidas Boost Miles: 55.50Saucony Ride 2 2012 Miles: 6.00Saucony Tangent 3 2011 Miles: 21.95
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
5.000.000.000.005.00

4:30am...5 easy miles with Moxie.  Hurt all over (shoulder, right hip, left hammy and calf).  Short run and only run today due to work and after work conflicts.  (Mirage)

Runs With Moxie Miles: 5.00Saucony Mirage 2 Black 2012 Miles: 5.00
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
6.000.000.000.006.00

Slept in and went out later with Justin, Kami and Moxie. 5 miles with Kami and Moxie and 1 more mile with Justin a bit faster.  Nearly got hit by a garbage truck.  I called the company and he was very responsive to my issue, kind of nice to be heard and listened to.  (Mirage)

Runs With Moxie Miles: 6.00Saucony Cortana Black 2012 Miles: 6.00
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
16.005.000.000.0021.00

First long run in a while.  A total of 21 miles in 2:34.   14 miles with Craig (and Curt for 7 miles).  Averaged a 6:41 for the total run (16 total including 2 solo) including a hard push for the last 5 miles together.  Went home and picked up Justin and Moxie for 5 more miles at an easy pace.  Hips a bit sore at the end but good to get this one in today.  (Boost)

Runs With Moxie Miles: 5.00Addidas Boost Miles: 21.00
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
10.250.000.000.0010.25

5.25 easy untimed miles before church with Moxie.  Hips a bit tight.  (Mirage)

20 mile bike ride with Kami after church to talk and burn off some stress from church meetings. 

Runs With Moxie Miles: 5.25Saucony Mirage 2 Black 2012 Miles: 5.25
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
12.000.000.000.0012.00

4:15am...6 easy untimed miles with Moxie.  (Ride)

6 slows miles on a hot day at lunch in 45 minutes.  Too little fuel in the tank after a 12 hour fast for a blood test this morning.  I am starving!  (Cortana)

Runs With Moxie Miles: 6.00Saucony Ride 2 2012 Miles: 6.00Saucony Cortana Black 2012 Miles: 6.00
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
9.500.000.000.009.50

4:30am...6 easy utimed miles with Moxie.  Only good things about this one were the weather and the company.  (Mirage)

Lunch...busy...hot...slow...3.5 miles. (Cortana)

Runs With Moxie Miles: 6.00Saucony Cortana Black 2012 Miles: 3.50Saucony Mirage 2 Black 2012 Miles: 6.00
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
6.000.000.000.006.00

4:30am...6 miles with Moxie, this run seemed very familar.  (Mirage)

No lunch run today due to a busy schedule.  Nor after work due to a school athletics meeting (probably going to be the assistant middle school XC coach if they get enough runners) and getting my son's bike for his birthday.

Runs With Moxie Miles: 6.00Saucony Mirage 2 Black 2012 Miles: 6.00
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
4.254.000.000.008.25

No morning run, tired due to being up late getting ready for my son's 14th birthday and being old.  I will try to get a speed work session in at lunch before taking the afternoon off to do birthday stuff (movie, pizza, etc.).

8.25 miles in 56 minutes at lunch.  A bit hot...some easy and some close to MP.   Then I took my son and his buddies to see the new Percy Jackson movie.  (Cortana)

Saucony Cortana Black 2012 Miles: 8.25
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
10.000.000.000.0010.00

6am...10 miles with Curt around the greenbelt and home.  Great time running with him and glad for the motivation as I was very tight (left hammy, hips) the whole time.  (Mirage)

Saucony Mirage 2 Black 2012 Miles: 10.00
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
14.005.000.000.0019.00

5am...15 miles from Calvary Chapel up the Iron Rim hill with Curt and Craig.  1:02 to the top, 50 minutes back down.  Pushed a little coming back which felt ok.  Thanks for the run guys!  (Boost)

Our family drove over to Teton National Park and went for a 15ish mile bike ride, took a dip in Jenny Lake, and picnicked on a gorgeous day and had a lot of fun!  Ate at MacPhil's burgers in Jackson, stopped for square ice cream cones at Irwin (Rainy Creek) and checked out a couple of campgrounds for later in the year.  A great day with my family!

 

Addidas Boost Miles: 15.00
Comments(2)
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
4.000.000.000.004.00

Legs pretty sore, so this 4 mile run before church was for Moxie.  (Mirage)

Runs With Moxie Miles: 4.00Saucony Mirage 2 Black 2012 Miles: 4.00
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
6.000.000.000.006.00

4:30am...normal 6 miler with Moxie.  Right groin sore this morning.  (Mirage)

No lunch run...went out to my truck to get my stuff and ended up having to replace my battery as it was dying.  $120 later I am now back at my desk, at least the old one lasted 6 years and I got a little $ under it's warranty.    May try to get a run or bike ride in tonight.

Runs With Moxie Miles: 6.00Saucony Mirage 2 Black 2012 Miles: 6.00
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
6.000.000.000.006.00

4:30am...6 miles with Moxie.  Really tired this morning, had a hard time getting up and going.  Slow run, tight left hammy and right hip/groin.  Nearly got hit again in a cross walk at Sunnyside Acres, may have to avoid that intersection!  Only run for today as we have an event at lunch at the site and I have a church meeting tonight.  Hopefully have more energy tomorrow and less going on.  (Cortana)

Runs With Moxie Miles: 6.00Saucony Cortana Black 2012 Miles: 6.00
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
7.003.000.000.0010.00

I could not drag myself out of bed this morning, so no early run.  Try to go a bit longer today and this evening (if possible with family stuff).  Training has not been good lately...oh well other things going on.

I hate being old, creaky and slow.  10 hot miles in 1:11.  Started good, ended badly...not feeling very ready for Pocatello.  (Cortana)

Saucony Cortana Black 2012 Miles: 10.00
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Race: Cady Tucker Run for Life 5 miler (5 Miles) 00:30:55, Place overall: 1, Place in age division: 1
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
7.505.000.000.0012.50

4:15am...6 slow and tight miles with Moxie.  Not having too much fun lately on these morning runs with all my creaks and tightness.  (Cortana)

Justin and I ran my friend Pat's fundraiser, the 2nd annual Cady Tucker Run for Life 5M/5K.   The race was in the late afternoon and it was 96 degrees out...to hot.  Ran at MP for the whole race (5 loops of Freeman Park) and finished 1st at just over 6:00 pace...pathetic but the heat beat everyone up.  0.5M warmup, 1 mile afterwards pacing Justin on his last lap. 

Won $100 for the effort and a free massage for Justin so not a bad day.  Justin did great, very proud of him.  (Boost)

Runs With Moxie Miles: 6.00Saucony Cortana Black 2012 Miles: 6.00Addidas Boost Miles: 6.50
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
10.000.000.000.0010.00

Slept in this morning, got some work stuff done early then went out around 8:45.  Kami and I ran together for 5.5 miles then I finished off another 4.5 miles to get in a 10 miler today.  (Mirage)

Runs With Moxie Miles: 6.00Saucony Mirage 2 Black 2012 Miles: 10.00
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
14.000.000.000.0014.00

Slept in since my kids were running a triathlon this morning.  They both did great and both had podium finishes for their distance!  I paced Justin on his 1 mile run.

Afterwards, Kami and I headed out for a bike ride (around noon...hot!).  50 miles through the rollers in Osgood and back home in just under 3 hours.  Fun, but hard and did I mention hot!!!   A great day!

Saucony Mirage 2 Black 2012 Miles: 1.00
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
4.004.000.000.008.00

Slept in and went out for 8 miles on a very nice morning, no watch but ran decent effort for half the run.  (Boost)

Fun day in Teton National Park with my family and parents...canoeing and hiking.  Pretty smoky from the fire in Sun Valley though, that is really bad right now.  The campground we were at last month is in the closure area. 

Runs With Moxie Miles: 8.00Addidas Boost Miles: 8.00
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
11.650.000.000.0011.65

4:30am...6 easy untimed miles with Moxie.  Hips were creaky, nearly turned back at the corner but somehow got this one done.  (Mirage)

5.65 slower miles around the greenbelt on a hot day at lunch.  (Cortana)

Delivering over 2,500 PowerBar products to two local races today (Pocatello marathon, Mesa Falls maraton)...PowerBar is an awesome sponsor!

Runs With Moxie Miles: 6.00Saucony Cortana Black 2012 Miles: 5.65Saucony Mirage 2 Black 2012 Miles: 6.00
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
9.350.000.000.009.35

4:45am...5 slow crappy miles with Moxie.  Got up a bit late and had to be into work early, so short run.  Hips really tight, felt like I could walk faster.  (Mirage)

Lunch...88 degrees and smoky for 4.35 miles.  Slow run, again...30 minutes.  (Cortana) 

Runs With Moxie Miles: 5.00Saucony Cortana Black 2012 Miles: 4.35Saucony Mirage 2 Black 2012 Miles: 5.00
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
4.250.000.000.004.25

I skipped the morning run to rest my hips and will try to go for a harder effort run at lunch, work and weather permitting.

I squeezed in a quick run at lunch on a cool, cloudy 78 degree day!  4.25 miles in just over 28 minutes, hips still a bit tight.  (Cortana) 

Saucony Cortana Black 2012 Miles: 4.25
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
6.000.000.000.006.00

4am...got up early with hopes of going a bit longer this morning...not happening due to my right hip issues.  Barely got 6 miles in very slow with even some walking.  Hips is sore and I have no power in my stride.  Pocatello is in serious jeopardy...even to switch to the half is questionable in my mind.  Looks like it is time to take some time off to just let it settle down.  (Mirage)

Runs With Moxie Miles: 6.00Saucony Mirage 2 Black 2012 Miles: 6.00
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I skipped the run this morning to rest my hip (still sore) and instead went to the gym to do weights with my wife.  Going camping this weekend so we have to finish getting ready for that as well.

When it rains...as I was unhooking the camper, I whacked my sore hip with a metal rod very hard...man it really is sore now!

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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
2.500.000.000.002.50

Hip sore from the whack yesterday on top of the previous pain.  No run, but we did bike about 10 miles around camp.  Relaxing day playing cards, biking, hanging out, napping, getting ice cream at Rainy Creek.  Sounds like we had better weather at camp than back in IF.

Runs With Moxie Miles: 6.00
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
2.003.000.000.005.00

Headed home today from camping, hip still a bit sore.  The dog stepped on my hip and I about cried!

Decided to test it out after unloading from camping and dinner.  Went out in the evening and tried for some MP miles.  6:40, 6:20, 5:53, 6:17, 7:00 for 5 miles in 32:10 for a 6:26 avg.  Felt pretty good at the start, but after the 3rd mile it was getting sore.  Poky is about 90% off.  (Boost)

Addidas Boost Miles: 5.00
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
3.005.000.000.008.00

No run this morning.  It was pouring rain when I was about to go out and my hip was sore, so I decided to skip a wet, painful run.  Might go out at lunch.

Got out for decent run at lunch, my hip really responded well to the tylenol this morning.  8 miles in 54:55 (6:52 avg).  1 mile easy, 1 mile at 6:30, 1 mile easy (6:55), 4 miles at between 6:35-6:40 (calling it MP effort with the hip), 1 mile easy.  Back to 50/50 about Pocatello, I will see how it feels tonight and tomorrow.  (Cortana)

Saucony Cortana Black 2012 Miles: 8.00
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
4.000.000.000.004.00

5am...slept through my alarm and got out a bit late.  4 easy miles trying to just keep the body ready and ok for the marathon Saturday.  (Mirage)

I talked to the RD for the Meas Falls marathon and he indicated that the PowerBar PowerGels and Energy Blasts went over great, the most positive comments he has ever received about the aid stations!

Runs With Moxie Miles: 4.00Saucony Mirage 2 Black 2012 Miles: 4.00
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
8.000.000.000.008.00

4:15am...easy 4 miles with Moxie, picked up the pace a bit on the way back.  Quitest morning I have ever run along Sunnyside Rd, only saw about 6 vehicles the whole run!  (Mirage)

Impactful Bible study this morning after dealing with some issues at church meeting last night.  From Romans 7:  21 So I find it to be a law that when I want to do what is good, evil lies close at hand. 22 For I delight in the law of God in my inmost self, 23 but I see in my members another law at war with the law of my mind, making me captive to the law of sin that dwells in my members.

Easy form run at lunch to focus on easy, smooth running for Saturday.  4 miles in 27:35 each mile trying to make the energy less and adding all the form elements together (7:22 wu, 6:54, 6:34, 6:46 w/cd).  Felt very easy and controlled, a good sign for the marathon (and no hip issues).  (Cortana)

Runs With Moxie Miles: 4.00Saucony Cortana Black 2012 Miles: 4.00Saucony Mirage 2 Black 2012 Miles: 4.00
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
3.200.000.000.003.20

Traditional day off before a marathon for me.  I set my alarm just in case I wanted to get up for an easy run, I didn't.  I might get out at lunch today for a mental/sunshine break.

3.2 miles on a nice day at lunch.  A very easy 3 laps of Freeman Park in 24:15.  Used my race shoes for this run, likely last mararthon in them this weekend as they are about done (or will run in my Boost).  (Tangent)

Pretty cool of the BAA to increase the Boston Marathon field in 2014 to 36,000...should be an interesting race!

Saucony Tangent 3 2011 Miles: 3.20
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
3.000.000.000.003.00

Slept in and went out for an easy 3 miles with Kami and Moxie.  Justin has his first XC meet today then we head to Poky for the marathon tomorrow.  (Tangent)

Runs With Moxie Miles: 3.00Saucony Tangent 3 2011 Miles: 3.00
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
0.0015.750.000.0015.75

My first marathon DNF, kind of sucks.  I thought that I could "fake" a full and now realize that my hip issues were just not up to the combination of speed and distance.  At least I was smart enough to stop before I caused real injury rather than just a really hard niggle that I need to get over.

I meet a lot of great folks today (Mike Kirk...very nice to meet you, Mike Chewar, from Jacksonville, Adam Braddock from Kentwood, WA) and saw lots of friends (Marlin, Rex, Shannon, Rex, Ron, Bill, Dan, etc.).   Mike and I decided to try to go fairly strong but not too hard for the first half then see what we had for the second half.  I ran most all of the first half solo and hit the 13.1 mile mark just under 1:17.  I knew today was going to be rough at mile 8 when my left glute and hammy started getting tight, then again at mile 12 when my hips started to hurt and get tight.  Right at the half mark a young guy passed me (went on to win in 2:35ish) and put about 1.5 minutes on me between there and when I dropped.  I ran up a small hill in Inkom and was only able to hit 8:15 pace at which point I knew I was done.  My friend Andrea was waiting in Inkom in her car to cheer us on (she has two stress fractures in her leg, is in a boot and couldn't run today) and I got a ride to the finish line to meet my family and get my gear.  Back to the hotel to soak in the hot tub then headed home.  A tough day, I know I did the right thing dropping (hard though) but probably should not have run in the first place.   A tough pill to swallow but I will learn from this (training, injury, etc) and run again another day.  Finished the day at 15.75 miles at 1:33.

Splits: 5:13, 5:43, 5:45, 5:50,5:45, 5:45, 5:54, 6:01 (first signs of issues), 6:04, 5:46, 5:57, 5:40, 6:21, 6:06, 6:33, 0.75M-5:15

Saucony Tangent 3 2011 Miles: 15.75
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
208.4549.750.000.00258.20
Runs With Moxie Miles: 109.25Saucony Mirage 2 Black 2012 Miles: 78.25Saucony Cortana Black 2012 Miles: 72.00Addidas Boost Miles: 55.50Saucony Ride 2 2012 Miles: 6.00Saucony Tangent 3 2011 Miles: 21.95
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