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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
Slow milesFast milesTotal Distance
Mizuno Wave Alchemy 7 #2 Miles: 34.88Asics 1130 (Zinc) Miles: 22.76Asics 2120 (Gold) Miles: 12.63Mizuno Elixer 3 Miles: 12.37Asics 2130 (Blue) Miles: 13.31
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It was 58 degrees this morning with light winds.  I ran 13.26 miles and felt pretty good the whole way.  The foot is still just a slight annoyance on angled surfaces and I can feel my fitness coming back.

Mizuno Wave Alchemy 7 #2 Miles: 13.26
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It was 48 degrees this morning......nice and cool.  It was in the mid 60's when I got back.  I woke up 30 minutes before my alarm nervous like it was a race day.  This was my first long run since my injury....and you just never know.  I ran 22.76 miles in a steady, but not really fast pace.  My foot held up just fine and it is good to know that it can handle a 3 hour run.

Asics 1130 (Zinc) Miles: 22.76
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It was 56 degrees and windy this morning.  I was planing a slow recovery run but I ran in to Barry Smith right after I started and he was running a fast 3 miles down to Golds gym so I ran 3 fast miles with him.  I slowed down after that to do the real recovery run.  I ran 12.63 miles and was a bit tired after all the yard work I did yesterday trying to get our house looking good for the wedding next month.

Yesterday's run let me know that I could probably run OK in the Des News marathon but I have decided to NOT run it.  I just worry that if any course could cause a flare-up in my foot it would be that one.  That is the only marathon every year that leaves me beat-up for a couple of days due to the steepness of the hills.  I have run it 8 straight years but I can get it next year.  My next marathon will be in Park City on August 22nd although I have a couple of 10K's before then.

Asics 2120 (Gold) Miles: 12.63
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It was cool this morning....44 degrees.  I ran 12.37 miles in a good pace on a really nice morning.

Mizuno Elixer 3 Miles: 12.37
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It was a beautiful morning.  46 degrees and almost no wind at all!!!  I ran 13.31 miles and felt the best I have since my injury.  I actually felt like I had some effortless miles and some good ones too.

Asics 2130 (Blue) Miles: 13.31
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It was 55 degrees with light winds this morning.  I wanted to do another longer run today but I was a little tired when I got up this morning.  It has been a long week.  I managed to force myself out the door and didn't do too bad.  I ran 21.62 miles in a better pace than Tuesday's long run.  I'm still not all the way back pace-wise where I want to be....but getting closer.

Mizuno Wave Alchemy 7 #2 Miles: 21.62
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Mizuno Wave Alchemy 7 #2 Miles: 34.88Asics 1130 (Zinc) Miles: 22.76Asics 2120 (Gold) Miles: 12.63Mizuno Elixer 3 Miles: 12.37Asics 2130 (Blue) Miles: 13.31
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