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Member Since:

Sep 01, 2008



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Running Accomplishments:

Started running in 2001.  Have completed over 100 marathons and ultras since then. 

Marathon PR 2:56:04 (2005 St. George)

New PR 2:53:24 (2008 Tucson)

Finished 2nd Overall in 2005 Utah Grand Slam to Paul Peterson.  He beat me by 30 min in every race.

1/2 Marathon PR 1:23:56 (2008 Just Cuz Half Marathon)

Completed the Utah Grand Slam 10 consecutive years (2003-2012).  I don't know if anyone else has done that.

Short-Term Running Goals:

2018 Goals:

Just get back in shape after slacking hard in 2017.

I do half my running in Idaho and half in Utah due to my work.

Maybe run another marathon later in the year.

Long-Term Running Goals:

Maybe run a Marathon once in a while....but I am not in that competitive mode anymore.


I'm in the 55-59 Age Group.....Yikes!

I have been married for over 30 years.  We have 3 children and 7 grandchildren.

 "Only those who risk going to far can possibly find out how far they can go"  T.S. Eliot

"Putting miles in your training log (blog) is like putting money in the bank.  You begin to draw interest on it immediately."  Hal Higdon

Favorite Blogs:

Miles:This week: 0.00 Month: 47.80 Year: 134.77
Brooks Ravenna Lifetime Miles: 20.35
Mizuno Wave Inspire (UT) Lifetime Miles: 295.62
Asics GT 2000 Lifetime Miles: 319.06
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Asics GT 2000 Miles: 33.92Mizuno Wave Inspire (UT) Miles: 7.02
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I picked up Troy & Liza at 6:00am and we drove to the marathon start.  It was a breautiful morning, temps in the low 50's.  We ran 20.74 miles to Century HS.

Asics GT 2000 Miles: 20.74
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I am in Montana visiting my parents. They have nice, cool nights here. It was 47 degrees this morning for my run.....SWEET! I ran 8.08 comfortable miles.

Asics GT 2000 Miles: 8.08
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An easy 5.10 miles along Hiline on a windy morning.

Asics GT 2000 Miles: 5.10
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Due to the poor air quality I did not run today.  The PM2.5 was at 157 this morning in Pocatello due to all the smoke from the fires in the Region.  That puts it in the Extremely Unhealthy range.  Yesterday I had to stop a couple times and hack up some nasty stuff....and the air is worse today.

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7.02 miles on the JRP.  Air quality in Utah is MUCH BETTER than Idaho right now.  The PM2.5 here was 33 this morning, 1/5th of the particulate level in Pocatello.

Mizuno Wave Inspire (UT) Miles: 7.02
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Asics GT 2000 Miles: 33.92Mizuno Wave Inspire (UT) Miles: 7.02
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