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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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Saucony Omni 7 Miles: 26.77Asics 2140 Miles: 8.65Mizuno Nirvana 5 Miles: 30.19
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It was 50 degrees with light winds this morning.  It was very nice.  I ran 6.63 miles with 3 faster miles and the discomfort did not start until I was 5 miles in.

Saucony Omni 7 Miles: 6.63
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AM:  It was 58 degrees with a light breeze at 5:30.  I ran a little earlier as we have a long drive today.  I ran 8.65 miles.

Asics 2140 Miles: 8.65
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AM:  It was 42 degrees and humid from the rain yesterday.  We are in Seeley Lake, Montana at my parents house for a visit.  I always like running up here because it is gently rolling empty roads through the forest.  I ran 11.34 miles and the injury was not too bad due to the lack of hills.

NOON:  We drove to the Morrell Falls trailhead and the entire family hiked to the falls.  It is a 5+ mile roundtrip hike.  We stopped for a while at the falls and hiked back out.  I started picking up the hiking pace with 1.5 miles to go so I could change shoes because I had a plan.

3:20PM:  I packed my running gear in the car so I could run back to town if I wanted to, and I did.  I ran back to my parents house.  The first 7.58 miles are a rolling dirt road through the forest.  After how good I felt the first mile I decided to tempo run until I hit the pavement.  I had some incentive too.  When I started running, not everyone was back off the hiking trail yet so I wanted to see how far I could get before the cars passed me.  It was about 65 degrees with some nice winds that felt good.  I kept all the 7.58 miles between 6:58 and 7:12 and was having a blast.  My legs REALLY liked the softness of the dirt road.

By the time the cars passed me I had flown through 6 miles and was almost done with the tempo.  I ran 9.72 miles.

Not a bad day.....I ran over 21 miles and hiked a bit more than 5.  I love vacation.

Saucony Omni 7 Miles: 9.72Mizuno Nirvana 5 Miles: 11.34
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AM:  It was 42 degrees and sunny/clear this morning.  I ran 8.47 miles easy after my big day yesterday.  I was, however, keeping a close eye on wildlife this morning.  I normally see lots of deer running around but last night we had a Black Bear wander through the property so I was extra careful.

Spent the day at the lake swimming with the family.  In the evening we golfed 9 holes on a beautiful course.  I am a horrible golfer but it was a lot of fun.

Mizuno Nirvana 5 Miles: 8.47
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It was 46 degrees, another nice morning in the forest.  I ran 10.38 miles easy.

Today we rented a pair of WaveRunners and spent the entire day on the water.  Temps were in the mid 80's and we had a blast.

Mizuno Nirvana 5 Miles: 10.38
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It was 48 degrees this morning and beautiful sunshine again.  I ran 10.42 miles with some good tempo in the middle.  Now off to another day at the lake before we go home tomorrow.

Saucony Omni 7 Miles: 10.42
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Saucony Omni 7 Miles: 26.77Asics 2140 Miles: 8.65Mizuno Nirvana 5 Miles: 30.19
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