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Location:

Lihue,HI,USA

Member Since:

Oct 20, 2008

Gender:

Male

Goal Type:

Local Elite

Running Accomplishments:

High School

  • 800M = 2:00
  • 1600M = 4:30
  • 3200 M = 9:50
  • 5K = 16:20

College

  • Can't remember, didn't run for the college.

Post College

  • 10K = 36:30
  • 8 miles - 46:11

Short-Term Running Goals:

  • 5k = <17 min
  • 10K = <36 min

Upcoming race schedule

Long-Term Running Goals:

Keep running, maybe an Ironman someday?

Personal:

I live in Kauai, Hawaii with my wife and 3 kids.  I ran x-country and track in high school. I had too much fun in college and never tried out for the teams. I graduated from BYU Provo.

My wife's blog is http://hulagirlclark.blogspot.com

Favorite Blogs:

Miles:This week: 5.00 Month: 67.35 Year: 1289.75
Asics Nimbus 18 Gr Lifetime Miles: 492.85
Asics Nimbus 17 White Lifetime Miles: 498.30
Asics Nimbus 17 White New Lifetime Miles: 18.00
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
103.903.0014.350.00121.25
Asic Speedsters Miles: 30.80Brooks Ghost 2 Miles: 90.45
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
4.850.000.000.004.85

Lunch - 4.85 miles at Kauai Lagoons.  I think it is time to retire me Asic Nimbus 10s.  They have been good shoes.  There is only 2 places to buy shoes here and they are out of Nimbus so I was sucked into buying Brooks Ghost 2. I'll give them a try I guess.

Asic Speedsters Miles: 4.85
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
3.200.000.000.003.20

PM - 3.2 miles w/ the stroller.

Brooks Ghost 2 Miles: 3.20
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
5.000.000.000.005.00

AM - 5 miles. I think I'm getting a cold.

Brooks Ghost 2 Miles: 5.00
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
9.000.000.000.009.00

AM - 5 miles. 

Lunch - 4 miles w/ Shay in the stroller.

Brooks Ghost 2 Miles: 9.00
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
6.500.000.000.006.50

Lunch - 6.5 miles on the fruit loop.

Brooks Ghost 2 Miles: 6.50
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
8.000.000.000.008.00

Lunch - 8 miles.

Asic Speedsters Miles: 8.00
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
4.000.000.000.004.00

AM - 4 miles.

Brooks Ghost 2 Miles: 4.00
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
7.000.000.000.007.00

AM - 4 miles.

PM - 3 miles.

Brooks Ghost 2 Miles: 7.00
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
0.000.000.000.000.00

No run today. I'm trying to rest for the big race on Monday. It will be the biggest race I have ever run (estimated 22,000 people),

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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
5.000.000.000.005.00

Lunch - 5 miles w/ Shay in the stroller. After 3 years of running in Kauai I was cussed at more today by angry drivers then my total time here. There isn't a lot of sidewalks here but I prefer less traveled roads anyways. I was running along a rode on the left side (no sidewalk) w/ my 1-year old in the stroller and 1 driver intentionally tried to run me off the road then 5 minutes later I was flipped off, cussed at, and cussed some more.  The drive had to slow down a little to pass which I guess got him mad. I held back and just waved which made the guy more mad. This was the worst road rage I've ever had while running. The guy was close to stepping out of his car at which point I would not have been able to hold myslef back thinking I would need to protect my 1-year old in the stroller. I'm a skinny runner but I lift weights regularly so I'm not too afraid of a confrontation with a old mean guy. 

Brooks Ghost 2 Miles: 5.00
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
4.000.000.000.004.00

PM - 4 miles.

Brooks Ghost 2 Miles: 4.00
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
3.000.000.000.003.00

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Brooks Ghost 2 Miles: 3.00
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Race: Great Aloha Run, Honolulu, HI (8.15 Miles) 00:50:12, Place overall: 46, Place in age division: 6
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
1.600.008.150.009.75

Well I flew over to Oahu last night for the race this morning; I barely made my flight.  I was acutally in a hurry for a lot in the past 24 hours except for my race which wasn't very fast.  I was dirving to the finish line (this is a one-way race, no loop) this morning at around 5:25 AM when I could see my destination, Aloha stadium. From that point it took 1 hour and 10 minutes to get to the parking lot.  The race started at 7 and I was just entering the lot at 6:36 with about 10,000 other people. I was really really blessed because at the last second the guard started letting a few cars in a different entry. I got in and parked quickly. I then sprinted to catch probably the last bus to the starting line. At about 6:50AM the bus dropped us off about 1/2 mile or a little more from the starting line. I had to sprint to the start to find 20,000 people squished together. I hopped a few fences and ran from the volunteers to squueze myself into the top 200 or so. I tried squuezing threw until I got 15 yards from the start when a overweight guy wouldn't let me buy because he wanted to get to the start himself.

The story goes on and on but I need to start summing it up. The first mile was 5:40. I trained for sub 5:20 start. It went downhill from there; not the race route but my hopes of finishing at 5:40-5:45 miles.  I have been battling a cold for 1-1/2 weeks but kept trying to mentally trick myslef into thinking I didn't have a cold. Well it turns out I do have a cold.  The race was terrible.  I have never been so weak and my legs were like jello.  Oh well.  There isn't a lot of competition on Kauai in races so I was really hoping to see what I could do with competition but I guess I'll have to find another race.

Asic Speedsters Miles: 9.75
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
3.750.000.000.003.75

PM -3.75

Brooks Ghost 2 Miles: 3.75
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
4.000.000.000.004.00

AM - 4 miles.

Brooks Ghost 2 Miles: 4.00
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
4.000.000.000.004.00

AM - 4

Brooks Ghost 2 Miles: 4.00
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Race: Captain Cook Caper (6.2 Miles) 00:36:50, Place overall: 1, Place in age division: 1
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
2.000.006.200.008.20

I still have my cold but I couldn't miss 1 of 3 Saturday races on Kauai.  I started out slow and pulled in the lead guy until the end.  My plan was just to run with the lead guy and sprint in the final 400-800m but he died off earlier.  This was a pretty good race for being sick, I think I would have gone sub 35 if I was well.  No time to train for the triathlon in May.

Asic Speedsters Miles: 8.20
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
4.000.000.000.004.00

AM - 4 miles.

Brooks Ghost 2 Miles: 4.00
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
9.000.000.000.009.00

AM - 5 miles.

PM - 4 miles w/ the kids in the stroller.

Brooks Ghost 2 Miles: 9.00
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
4.000.000.000.004.00

AM - 4 miles.

Brooks Ghost 2 Miles: 4.00
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
4.000.000.000.004.00

AM - 4

Brooks Ghost 2 Miles: 4.00
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
4.500.000.000.004.50

AM - 4.5 miles

Brooks Ghost 2 Miles: 4.50
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
3.503.000.000.006.50

PM - 6.5 after the tsunami warning was over.  We thought we'd see some big waves but it was nothing.

Brooks Ghost 2 Miles: 6.50
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
103.903.0014.350.00121.25
Asic Speedsters Miles: 30.80Brooks Ghost 2 Miles: 90.45
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