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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

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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 2150 (Gold) Miles: 31.62Asics 1150 Miles: 20.51Brooks Trance 5 Miles: 30.18
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It was 70 degrees and humid this morning.  I ran over to meet our group and we did a barefoot run on the golf course of about 1.5 miles.  The I ran a couple more with Lowell.  Then I ran down to Winco to meet with another running group and did 8 more with them before I broke away and ran home.  Total 16.39 miles.  Happy 4th of July!

Asics 2150 (Gold) Miles: 16.39
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It was 65 degrees this morning.  I ran 10.32 slow miles by myself, late night last night after fireworks.

Asics 1150 Miles: 10.32
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It was 55 degrees..but a bit muggy with 85% humidity this morning.  I ran a few miles before the group run today.  We did speed-work (7 sets) today.  My average pace on the sets was 5:39.  Then I finished with a few miles with Barry.  Total 10.13 miles.

Brooks Trance 5 Miles: 10.13
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It was 55 degrees and muggy this morning.  I did my ISU loop by myself and did not push hard due to stiffness still in my left knee.  Total 15.23 miles.

Asics 2150 (Gold) Miles: 15.23
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It was 55 degrees and a bit muggy again this morning.  I ran a few miles before our group run and then we had them run the 5K course before the actual "race" on Monday.  We are doing the race at 6:00pm with a BBQ afterwards with awards, shirts, give-aways, the whole works.  We have several sponsors so all new runners will have no cost at all for a race and dinner!  We have shirts for about 75 runners and we hope to use all of them.  I ran home by myself at a quicker pace to finish up with 10.19 for the day.  Long run tomorrow.

Asics 1150 Miles: 10.19
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It was 47 degrees on the top of Buckskin this morning....sweet.  I picked up Barry and Seth and we took off down the marathon course.  We started fairly slow, this was going to be Seth's longest run ever.  Around mile 9 I started pulling away from them, not meaning too but I felt really comfortable running a 7-7:10 pace.  I would work my way back to them every 2 miles and we took a short break just after mile 13.

Well, after that break I got a HUGE 2nd wind and just took off coming out of Inkom.  I was running very smoothly and turned around after 16 and had to go back quite a ways to meet with the other 2.  Then Barry said he wanted to run 2 MP miles from 16-18.  I think he thought he would smoke me because he had run the last 5-6 miles a lot slower than me.  We started off and I slowly pulled away from him and did the 2 miles in 13 minutes.  We finished the last couple nice and easy.  I felt like I could have easily run the whole 26 today and felt very strong.  Total 20.05 miles.

Brooks Trance 5 Miles: 20.05
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Asics 2150 (Gold) Miles: 31.62Asics 1150 Miles: 20.51Brooks Trance 5 Miles: 30.18
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