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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 50-54 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:

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Brooks Ravenna Lifetime Miles: 20.35
Mizuno Wave Inspire (UT) Lifetime Miles: 222.65
Asics GT 2000 Lifetime Miles: 257.26
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Brooks Ravenna 3 Miles: 46.97Brooks Defyance 4 Miles: 16.92Asics 2150 (Blue) Miles: 7.17
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It was 50 degrees and calm this morning....just wonderful.  I ran 7.06 nice miles.


Brooks Ravenna 3 Miles: 7.06
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It was warm...66 degrees when I started and 69 when I finished.  Not really used to those kind of temps.  I ran 10.36 sweaty miles and even saw Kory this morning.  He ran past my house just as I was doing my cool-down.

Brooks Defyance 4 Miles: 10.36
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It was 60 degrees with a nice breeze this morning.  I ran 13.45 really easy.

Brooks Ravenna 3 Miles: 13.45
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It was 56 degrees and calm this morning.  I ran 2 miles before I met our Wednesday group and then ran 4.3 with them before running home.  Total 7.17 miles.

Asics 2150 (Blue) Miles: 7.17
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It was 60 degrees with a few raindrops this morning.  I ran an easy 6.56 miles.

Brooks Defyance 4 Miles: 6.56
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Race: Ogden Marathon (26.46 Miles) 03:42:32
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What a wet and cold mess I was the whole way.  I wore my light windbreaker over my tech shirt and shorts.  I wasn't planning on anything special today, just a nice, supported way to get another marathon in the books on the way to my goal.

I took it really easy as I don't have enough miles in yet this year to attack a marathon.  I will do that in the fall.  I took a walk break at a couple aid stations and a bathroom break at mile 11.  Coming down the canyon I was feeling pretty good because I hadn't pushed.  After I took my last gel and got a drink at mile 21 I decided that I had had enough of this wet nonsense and decided to try to pick it up for the last 5 miles.  I was pleasantly surprised when I kept all the last 5 under 7:30 and must have passed 100 people.  

When I got back to the hotel I was amazed at how heavy my very few articles of clothing were.  When I got home I weighed just my shorts, shirt, windbreaker, and socks......4.1 pounds of mostly water!!!

I have another marathon in 3 weeks and after today I think I am on the right track.

Marathon #97 is officially in the books!

Brooks Ravenna 3 Miles: 26.46
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Brooks Ravenna 3 Miles: 46.97Brooks Defyance 4 Miles: 16.92Asics 2150 (Blue) Miles: 7.17
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