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2016 Vertical Feets Running! Lifetime Miles: 274518.00
Bikes 2016 Lifetime Miles: 157.80
Bikes 2016 Verticals Lifetime Miles: 8318.00
Slow milesFast milesTotal Distance
942.6038.60981.20
Salomon Speedcross Softy Blue Miles: 147.70Nordic Ski 2015 Miles: 20.70Nike LunarFly Miles: 41.00Altra Olympus Miles: 23.00Salmon Fellraisers Miles: 159.60Altra Lone Peak Miles: 11.50Salomon Speedcross - Sage Miles: 48.50Bikes 2015 Miles: 291.90La Sportiva Bushidos Miles: 86.0015/16 Vertical Ski Feet Miles: 55797.0015/16 Backcountry Ski Miles Miles: 145.2015/16 Nordic Ski Miles Miles: 4.80
Slow milesFast milesTotal Distance
2.300.002.30

And I'm back (sort of). Been dealing with some knee crap related to all my old hip crap and well crap! At this point I am going to keep up the PT and try to get out more without aggravating it.

PM: Short run on the BST behind the U. Followed by an hour walk with the pup, rolling, clams, and deadlifts.

PM2: Skinned to the top of Brighton's Great Western lift with Team Stoke in the dark. So fun to be out in the mountains lit up with headlamps, stars, and the stoke of planning the next year's adventures. Saw a blazing shooting star which I promptly wished upon. 

 

Salomon Speedcross Softy Blue Miles: 2.30
Comments
From allie on Thu, Jan 08, 2015 at 19:04:50 from 24.30.41.119

i hope you wished for a beergelato float.

From Amiee on Thu, Jan 08, 2015 at 22:34:36 from 24.10.188.197

Close! Fireballgelato float. Doh - now it will never come true :(

Slow milesFast milesTotal Distance
0.000.000.00

10 minutes on the Spin bike before a 2.5-hour climbing session followed by clams, planks, rollies, and a brief yoga dealie. 

Nordic Ski 2015 Miles: 5.00
Slow milesFast milesTotal Distance
0.000.000.00

AM: Took Roo up for a Mill Creek ski so he likes me again! He just spent a week with the best dog watchers in the world so he's been a little down since coming back home.

PM: Evening skin up to the top of Brighton. Felt way better than Wednesday and making fresh tracks behind the groomer in the dark is AWESOME!!! 

Comments
From Rob Murphy on Fri, Jan 09, 2015 at 19:59:30 from 24.10.247.181

I think there was some talk of suing for custody of Roo.

From Jake K on Fri, Jan 09, 2015 at 20:35:49 from 98.202.128.218

I think it was more along the lines of applying for joint custody :-)

Hey I found some old, skinny, never used BD skins. We should try to make kickers for your nordic skis. That would be a good football game project.

From Amiee on Fri, Jan 09, 2015 at 21:59:25 from 166.137.246.114

Better apply now because things could get really complicated if I land my dream job!

And YES, I totally want to ski down from Great Western without edges!!!

Slow milesFast milesTotal Distance
1.000.001.00

AM: Walk around Tanner Park with Roo and Andrea.

PM: 3 hours climbing with a fun group of peeps at the gym followed by one mile on the treadmill (no knee pain whatsoever, STOKE) and a 45-minute core cross-fit routine a la Coby. So much for my day of reading and being lazy. I am going to hurt so good tomorrow. 

Slow milesFast milesTotal Distance
3.000.003.00

AM: Finally got to experience the infamous horse park for a walk with Andrea and Roo. Dogs were much more well behaved than Tanner Park. 

PM: 3 miles on the TM with no knee pain whatsoever - yessss!!! Glutes, legs, and rollies after.

Nike LunarFly Miles: 3.00
Comments
From Jake K on Sun, Jan 11, 2015 at 20:57:12 from 98.202.128.218

You missed FOUR inches of pow!

From Amiee on Sun, Jan 11, 2015 at 21:02:56 from 24.10.188.197

Oh boo my favorite number of pow pows! Sadly we got a win, so next Sunday is ruined too :(

From Jake K on Mon, Jan 12, 2015 at 05:56:02 from 98.202.128.218

Bummer. That's the one silver lining for Dez Bryant - now he doesn't have to miss anymore skiing on Sundays.

From Amiee on Mon, Jan 12, 2015 at 08:48:57 from 155.98.164.37

Who?

From Jake K on Mon, Jan 12, 2015 at 09:09:21 from 159.212.71.25

http://goo.gl/P48Q9B

He was state champ in moguls in high school, so he's probably relieved it wasn't ruled a catch.

From Amiee on Mon, Jan 12, 2015 at 09:14:16 from 155.98.164.37

Oh that guy. Did you mean triple-jump? I actually googled Dez Bryant and Moguls, which delivered a lot of inappropriate images :(

From Jake K on Mon, Jan 12, 2015 at 09:19:42 from 159.212.71.25

Now I'm interested in what that search might reveal, but I can't take the chance on a work machine!

From allie on Tue, Jan 13, 2015 at 17:27:04 from 24.30.41.119

dez standing in chest-deep water wearing a tuxedo...must pin.

Slow milesFast milesTotal Distance
0.000.000.00

Early morning Mill Creek ski with the Roo-ster. Lots of fallen trees on the road so I can now add chainsaws to the list of things Roo Roo is deathly afraid of.

Nordic Ski 2015 Miles: 5.00
Comments
From Jake K on Wed, Jan 14, 2015 at 16:51:48 from 159.212.71.200

More scared of chainsaws or the leash Kevin bought him?

Slow milesFast milesTotal Distance
4.200.004.20

AM: Mud-sucking Runch from work.

PM: Great climbing session at the gym. Actually led some routes for the first time in many, many years. Feeling strong!!!

Salomon Speedcross Softy Blue Miles: 4.20
Slow milesFast milesTotal Distance
3.000.003.00

AM: Puppy's first vert! Climbed a baby peak behind the Ave's with Roo and I've never seen him so happy. He kept sliding down in the snow and then running back up the hill checking out the view in every direction. He is going to make a great trail running partner!

AM2: 90 minute restore yoga
 

Salomon Speedcross Softy Blue Miles: 3.00
Slow milesFast milesTotal Distance
0.000.000.00

AM: Got my @ss utterly handed to me in a "SkiMo" event involving postholing up to my waist, crawling, and tears. Seriously wondering what I am doing out there :)

PM: 3 redeeming hours at the climbing gym

Slow milesFast milesTotal Distance
6.500.006.50

AM: Sunrise hike/run with Kangaroo on the BST.

PM: One mile for every beer I drank watching the Packers play :(

Nike LunarFly Miles: 3.50Salomon Speedcross Softy Blue Miles: 3.00
Comments
From Rob Murphy on Sun, Jan 18, 2015 at 20:36:49 from 24.10.247.181

Yeah, I was pulling for the Packers. What was up with that 4th quarter?

Just remember, the Packers meltdown is no reflection on you. You're still basically a good person.

Slow milesFast milesTotal Distance
0.000.000.00

Ususal MillCreek Ski w/ the Roo-ster. Fastern than usual, since we had an angry Golden Retriever on our tails!

Nordic Ski 2015 Miles: 5.20
Slow milesFast milesTotal Distance
3.500.003.50

Around the block.

Altra Olympus Miles: 3.50
Slow milesFast milesTotal Distance
1.500.001.50

AM: Hard glute work-out at PT.

PM: 1.5 on the TM waiting for my climbing partner at the gym and then 2 hours of climbing and lots of famous climber people sightings.

Slow milesFast milesTotal Distance
0.000.000.00

Got out of work early so I rushed up the canyon for a ski girl group meet-up at Brighton, but was the only one to show up :(

I headed up alone and at the top a cat driver got out of his cat (and I thought he was going to yell at me), which he sort of did because he told me that I should not be skiing alone and that he has been seeing a mountain lion in these parts the last few days and he was worried that I would get eaten. I saw Jake and Andrea on the way down and warned them about the couger, but I am pretty sure the mountain lion would be disappointed if he tried to eat them!

I shook of his concern and headed up for a second lap. On my first trip up I took a little detour under the lift and through the woods and found myself on the same route the second time up except this time I saw gigantic paw prints following my first set of tracks. The prints looked more canine than feline, but whatever it was obviously followed my tracks so I ripped off my skins and was headed down the mountain approximately 15 seconds later. 

My life is too fun now to risk getting eaten!

Comments
From Jake K on Fri, Jan 23, 2015 at 13:08:58 from 159.212.71.200

Did you ever text us to let us know you survived? I guess I just went to sleep figuring you would have called if you got attacked and were probably OK :-)

I put a snow leopard sticker on my helmet last night, which should show the big cats I'm on their side (sort of like I did w/ the wolf sticker on my jeep). The major predators know we are friends, not foes.

From Amiee on Fri, Jan 23, 2015 at 19:58:40 from 24.10.188.197

I let Andrea know, but her phone was probably dead :)

Wait, so Dynafit = snow leopard?!?

From Jake K on Fri, Jan 23, 2015 at 20:17:27 from 98.202.128.218

house cat

Slow milesFast milesTotal Distance
4.500.004.50

Intended to run 10 miles today to assess my Antelope Canyon race possibilities, but I couldn't bare leaving the pupsters home. I seriously can't wait until he can go long distances although I will miss his cute puppy-ness! Anyway... we headed up the trail out on Stansbury Island to watch the sunrise and then headed back down and dinked around on the salt flats. Stansbury Island is one of the most beautiful and unique places I've ever been, but also the most raped and pillaged land I have ever seen!

Roo Roo living it up out on the island!

A photo posted by Roo (@kangaroothedog) on

Salomon Speedcross Softy Blue Miles: 4.50
Comments
From Derunzo on Fri, Jan 23, 2015 at 13:38:39 from 173.9.52.242

I want your dog's clone. So awesome!

From Amiee on Fri, Jan 23, 2015 at 19:59:36 from 24.10.188.197

I should have gotten the whole litter! He is seriously been the best little puppy ever!!!

Slow milesFast milesTotal Distance
11.000.0011.00

Did my 10 (and then some) now I get me a croissant!
 

Nike LunarFly Miles: 11.00
Slow milesFast milesTotal Distance
0.000.000.00

AM: Restore yoga.

PM: Climby gym.

Comments
From allie on Sun, Jan 25, 2015 at 19:25:58 from 24.30.41.119

restorey gymy day. gr8.

Slow milesFast milesTotal Distance
0.000.000.00

First time out with my new ski-zees! 2500 feet of awesome uphill and 2500 feet of holding on for dear life. Wiped and lost my sunglasses which I didn't realize until I made it down so I went up in search of them despite my headlamp dying and found them minutes before the Snowcat would have squished them. This sport is way to gear intensive and scary!

Slow milesFast milesTotal Distance
3.500.003.50

AM: Liberty (clockwise). Had to unwind from the other day...

PM: One Brighton lap with Jake and Andrea. Felt a little more stable in the new skis on the downhill compared to yesterday. Legs are tired so I had a beer instead of a second lap!

Salomon Speedcross Softy Blue Miles: 3.50
Comments
From Jake K on Wed, Jan 28, 2015 at 12:22:04 from 159.212.71.17

Apparently you and I are "blah blah yap yap" non stop, and that was without any beer! :-)

From Amiee on Wed, Jan 28, 2015 at 14:52:29 from 24.10.188.197

I am pretty sure I was breathing to hard to even utter a yap! #skinnyskisforever

Slow milesFast milesTotal Distance
3.000.003.00

AM: Gait analysis and glute stuff at PT. The analysis says I am actually using my glutes now and I have no hip drop problem while walking and only a minor problem while running. This is a HUGE improvment over HUGE hip drop problem this summer and fall. Just need to keep doing what I am doing meaning lots of glute work, cross-training, and running consciously.

PM: Short run on the BST with Roo. He is the best trail running partner ever! So happy. So fun. So, so muddy. Yay!

Salmon Fellraisers Miles: 3.00
Comments
From allie on Sun, Feb 01, 2015 at 11:05:24 from 73.207.133.226

:)!

Slow milesFast milesTotal Distance
0.000.000.00

Evening Brighton lap in under an hour both up and down. This is a huge improvement considering my first time up in December took 1 hour 15 minutes alone!

Slow milesFast milesTotal Distance
4.000.004.00

Rooster run on the BST and then pretty much hung out with my legs up the wall for an hour at Restore yoga.
 

Salmon Fellraisers Miles: 4.00
Slow milesFast milesTotal Distance
0.000.000.00

Crowbar SkiMo event.

Slow milesFast milesTotal Distance
10.000.0010.00

AM: Morris Meadows to the base of Black Mountain via Ave's Twin Peaks on ski-mush legs! 12:00 pace, 2100 feet of climbing.

PM: Climby gym.

Salomon Speedcross Softy Blue Miles: 10.00
Slow milesFast milesTotal Distance
3.000.003.00

Roo and I ran into a pack of 5 coyotes this morning behind Morris Meadows. I have never seen coyotes on the shoreline trail. They were licking their chops looking at little Roo and I didn't know what to do! Throwing rocks and yelling at them thankfully worked!

Salomon Speedcross Softy Blue Miles: 3.00
Comments
From Rachelle on Mon, Feb 02, 2015 at 10:24:53 from 159.212.71.77

That is so scary! I am so glad you and little Roo are okay.

From Tina on Wed, Feb 04, 2015 at 22:16:28 from 98.202.202.39

Wow, that is so scary! I'm glad you were able to scare them off. I just got a new puppy and I can't wait until I can run with her (probably not until fall).

From Amiee on Thu, Feb 05, 2015 at 08:52:06 from 155.98.164.36

PUPPY!?! What kind? We want to meet him :)

From Tina on Thu, Feb 05, 2015 at 10:06:56 from 98.202.202.39

A wirehaired pointing griffon. Her name is Opal. She is very naughty, but so cute. I would love to have a puppy play date. Opal has so much energy and my old hound dog won't play with her :(

Slow milesFast milesTotal Distance
0.000.000.00

Went with a new group of fun peeps to the Wasatch SkiMo Race #6. The course was like cross-fit on skis - steep ascent, short icy mogul downhill, short steep ascent, death bootpack, more ascent, and then the final descent blinded with eye slicing sleet, REPEAT. I won a loaf of white bread in the raffle - good times!

Slow milesFast milesTotal Distance
0.000.000.00

AM: 90 minute walk with Roo around Sugar House looking at houses!

PM: 3 hours climbing at the gym.

So Matthew McConaughey's starring in the film adaptation of Born to Run... funny stuff.

Comments
From Rob Murphy on Thu, Feb 05, 2015 at 05:36:30 from 24.10.247.181

I'm assuming he'd play Caballo Blanco? A pretty good choice in my opinion.

From Jake K on Thu, Feb 05, 2015 at 06:39:34 from 98.202.128.218

Definitely the best and logical choice. He's perfect for that role... and possibly could make the movie good. Plus if you google image "mcconaughey running" he is clearly already proficient in barefoot / shirtless running.

From Rob Murphy on Thu, Feb 05, 2015 at 08:11:55 from 163.248.33.220

If he's playing Jenn Shelton, I'm out.

From Amiee on Thu, Feb 05, 2015 at 08:51:42 from 155.98.164.36

Googling "mcconaughey running" made for a nice start to my day :)

I couldn't find anywhere that actually said what role he is playing. Everyone just assumes Caballo, but I could see him playing Scott Jurek well too, but not Barefoot Ted! Who would play you in the film adaptation of your life?

From Jake K on Thu, Feb 05, 2015 at 08:53:34 from 159.212.71.69

Here's a promotional photo from the film - http://goo.gl/WPNeNn

Matt is Caballo, and Lance is taking on the role of esteemed scholar Christopher McDougal. Jen Shelton will be played by Amy Poehler.

Slow milesFast milesTotal Distance
0.000.000.00

Total and complete rest day.

Slow milesFast milesTotal Distance
20.000.0020.00

Antelope Canyon is on!!! 20 miles at 10:11 average pace on Antelope Island (first 20 of the Buffalo 50-mile course with about 2200 feet of gain).  Seriously the best run of my life and the first time I've ever really ran a continuous 20 miles (no steep hike breaks!). If I slow down and walk the ups I should have no problem finishing Antelope in 2 weeks - yay! 

PM: Hour walk with the Rooster in flip-flops.

 

Salomon Speedcross Softy Blue Miles: 20.00
Slow milesFast milesTotal Distance
0.000.000.00

All day skiing with my pops at Alta. We got there before the lifts opened to catch first groomers and went inside to put our boots on and came outside a few minutes later and my dad's skis were gone. He'd only used the skis a few times and it just makes me sick - he was so sad! You think Alta would have at least given him a free rental... :( #peoplesucksometimes

Comments
From Rob Murphy on Sat, Feb 07, 2015 at 17:54:32 from 24.10.247.181

Now I'm in a moderately deep funk. How long is your dad visiting? I'll buy him a beer.

From allie on Sat, Feb 07, 2015 at 18:15:47 from 73.207.133.226

boo. :( so lame.

From Jake K on Mon, Feb 09, 2015 at 10:46:52 from 159.212.71.199

That really sucks. If you can make the effort to get up Little Cottonwood Canyon before 8am and steal skis... I don't know - maybe you could just apply yourself to do something useful (and legal)...

We are in trouble from a water/snow perspective when carving skis from Midwesterners are being nabbed.

Too bad you didn't catch the creep... and have a whippet on hand.

Slow milesFast milesTotal Distance
0.000.000.00

AM: 3 mile hike on the BST with my mom and pup

PM: Climbed all afternoon in AF canyon. Hot.

Recovered nicely from Friday long run, not sure what to do with these next 2 weeks. I want to keep climbing, running, and ski training for the Powder Keg while also going into the Antelope Canyon race well rested.

Slow milesFast milesTotal Distance
0.000.000.00

1 Brighton lap = 1 Molly Green's margarita

Slow milesFast milesTotal Distance
0.000.000.00

Rest day. Feeling low energy :(

Slow milesFast milesTotal Distance
6.000.006.00

AM: Bike, super hard glute workout, and 1-mile on the TM at PT. Glutes, hips, and knees are doing amazingly well!

PM: Ran up to some random peak from the City Creek BST.

Nike LunarFly Miles: 1.00Salomon Speedcross Softy Blue Miles: 5.00
Slow milesFast milesTotal Distance
0.000.000.00

Rest day.

Slow milesFast milesTotal Distance
3.200.003.20

AM: Liberty Park.

PM: Hiking 'round Stansbury.

Nike LunarFly Miles: 3.20
Slow milesFast milesTotal Distance
0.000.000.00

AM: Roo's MM loop.

PM: Brighton 2500' ski.

Slow milesFast milesTotal Distance
0.000.000.00

Another rest day.

Slow milesFast milesTotal Distance
4.500.004.50

BST from work. Felt like poop.

Salmon Fellraisers Miles: 4.50
Slow milesFast milesTotal Distance
0.000.000.00

Rest day. Lots of them lately...

Slow milesFast milesTotal Distance
5.200.005.20

Liberty laps.

Salmon Fellraisers Miles: 5.20
Slow milesFast milesTotal Distance
0.000.000.00

Lil hiking in Red Canyon and Bryce.

Slow milesFast milesTotal Distance
0.000.000.00

Two hours shoveling horse poo at Best Friends Animal Sanctuary and then a short hike to the Toadstools before heading to Page, AZ for the Antelope Canyon 55K.

Feeling sick to my stomach about tomorrow with my lackluster training and overall distaste for sand. I've been feeling super tired and pretty down the last two weeks that I almost thought about bailing on the race. But I am not a bailer! I will just be happy with a finish.

Race: Antelope Canyon 55K (34.2 Miles) 06:28:54, Place overall: 6, Place in age division: 2
Slow milesFast milesTotal Distance
34.200.0034.20

Ran far in sand. Stoked.

Antelope Canyon 55K race report.

Comments
From Rob Murphy on Sat, Feb 21, 2015 at 19:11:39 from 24.10.247.181

Wow! Impressive!

Congrats from all of us.

From allie on Sun, Feb 22, 2015 at 15:39:26 from 73.207.133.226

ahhhhyeah!!!!

From Rachelle on Mon, Feb 23, 2015 at 10:09:44 from 199.190.170.31

Stoke! Awesome time Aimee.

Slow milesFast milesTotal Distance
0.000.000.00

Hour hike on the Slickrock Trail w/ Mom & Roo and then many beers at the Moab Brewery. Body parts in order of most sore to least: feet, shoulders, abs, calves. Hips, knees, and quads feel fine.

Slow milesFast milesTotal Distance
0.000.000.00

AM: Hour hike w/ Roo to Parley's Ridge. Toenails are very painful!

PM: Qigong yoga. Totally went to the wrong class and played with my energy and pulled things in and out of my chakras. For reals.

Slow milesFast milesTotal Distance
0.000.000.00

Millcreek ski w/ Roo.

Nordic Ski 2015 Miles: 5.50
Slow milesFast milesTotal Distance
0.000.000.00

Backcountry ski w/ Andrea from Solitude.

Slow milesFast milesTotal Distance
4.000.004.00

BST w/ Roo. First run after Antelope Canyon and my feets are still gangrenous!
 

Altra Lone Peak Miles: 4.00
Slow milesFast milesTotal Distance
0.000.000.00

Hour walk & glutes.

Slow milesFast milesTotal Distance
0.000.000.00

Skinned 2700' at Brighton and then went to the mall (seriously!).

 

Slow milesFast milesTotal Distance
0.000.000.00

Hour roo walk.

Slow milesFast milesTotal Distance
4.500.004.50

AM: Shoreline run w/ roo.

PM: Skinned 1700' w/ jake and andrea before Powder Keg packet pick-up.

Altra Lone Peak Miles: 4.50
Slow milesFast milesTotal Distance
0.000.000.00

Wasatch Powder Keg Half Keg

I set a goal to finish in 2:30:00 and I came through the finish in 2:29:57. This SkiMo dealie is the hardest thing I've ever done and I am still trying to decide if I like it. The uphill part is great, but the downhills are downright frightening! The men's winner said one of the descents was the worst snow he has ever skied on and I am just glad I survived - there were bodies and skis everwhere and I only wiped twice.

I am pretty thrilled with how I did considering the 55K two weeks before and running and skiing yesterday. I only missed the podium by a few minutes and had I known I could actually do that well I could have pushed a little harder and rested the day before.

Plenty of food, beer, sun, and prizes after the event. Overall a super cool event!

Slow milesFast milesTotal Distance
0.000.000.00

AM: Restore Yoga

PM: Climbing gym & Memory Grove hike w/ Roo

Slow milesFast milesTotal Distance
7.000.007.00

City Creek radio towers run. 1700 feet.

Salmon Fellraisers Miles: 7.00
Slow milesFast milesTotal Distance
0.000.000.00

90 minute walk & glutes.

Slow milesFast milesTotal Distance
9.000.009.00

AM: Sunrise BST w/ wheels.

PM: Hour Memory Grove walk w/ roo & all of our new puppy friends. Abs.

Salmon Fellraisers Miles: 9.00
Slow milesFast milesTotal Distance
0.000.000.00

Hour walk and yoga.

Slow milesFast milesTotal Distance
0.000.000.00

2 hour BST hike with Jamie & Roo.

Slow milesFast milesTotal Distance
15.000.0015.00

Dude Peak from 11th Ave. 3300 feet-sies. Feeling good. Quite amazing.

Salmon Fellraisers Miles: 15.00
Comments
From allie on Sun, Mar 15, 2015 at 12:45:34 from 73.207.133.226

15. 15!!!

dude.

Slow milesFast milesTotal Distance
3.000.003.00

Ran in spirals (harder than it looks!) in what used to be the Great Salt Lake.

Altra Lone Peak Miles: 3.00
Comments
From The Warbeast on Mon, Mar 16, 2015 at 10:38:25 from 204.113.54.0

That's dope! Blog beast of the day!

From allie on Thu, Mar 19, 2015 at 16:08:31 from 73.207.133.226

beautiful artrun.

Slow milesFast milesTotal Distance
3.500.003.50

Liberty loop. Tried to run fast for a little bit, but so hard. Glutes and rolls after.
 

Salomon Speedcross Softy Blue Miles: 3.50
Slow milesFast milesTotal Distance
6.000.006.00

Early morning Red Butte loop w/ Wheels.

Salmon Fellraisers Miles: 6.00
Slow milesFast milesTotal Distance
2.200.002.20

Slow milesFast milesTotal Distance
7.000.007.00

Red Butte

Slow milesFast milesTotal Distance
7.400.007.40

City Creek Knoll's loop w/ Roo.

Salomon Speedcross - Sage Miles: 7.40
Slow milesFast milesTotal Distance
8.000.008.00

Birthday Ridge Whack! 8 miles in four hours and lots of BLOOD!

Salomon Speedcross Softy Blue Miles: 8.00
Slow milesFast milesTotal Distance
4.200.004.20

Morris Meadow loop.

Slow milesFast milesTotal Distance
5.100.005.10

Roo's first Wire!

Salmon Fellraisers Miles: 5.10
Slow milesFast milesTotal Distance
4.300.004.30

Ave's Twins.

Slow milesFast milesTotal Distance
15.900.0015.90

Steeplechase course in 4 hours flat. Smuggler's was icy as hell. Goal time may just be doable!

Salomon Speedcross Softy Blue Miles: 15.90
Slow milesFast milesTotal Distance
3.800.003.80

Slow milesFast milesTotal Distance
3.800.003.80

Slow milesFast milesTotal Distance
8.300.008.30

City Creek Knolls loop.

Salomon Speedcross Softy Blue Miles: 8.30
Slow milesFast milesTotal Distance
1.600.001.60

One Libery lap w/ Roo. Leg jacked!

Nike LunarFly Miles: 1.60
Slow milesFast milesTotal Distance
3.000.003.00

Bent over to clean up Roo's poo and dropped my phone in a snowbank and seriously could not find it! More bummed that I couldn't take photos of the gorgeous snow than losing the phone.

Salmon Fellraisers Miles: 3.00
Slow milesFast milesTotal Distance
3.000.003.00

Morris Meadow easy.

Slow milesFast milesTotal Distance
3.500.003.50

City Creek easy.

Salomon Speedcross Softy Blue Miles: 3.50
Slow milesFast milesTotal Distance
5.000.005.00

Set a new Wire PR without trying. Did an experiment and essentially hiked the whole thing listening to The Clash to keep my tempo up. Rock the Casbah = best Wire song ever!

Salomon Speedcross - Sage Miles: 5.00
Slow milesFast milesTotal Distance
4.300.004.30

Easy loop from Morris Meadow w/ Roo.

Salomon Speedcross Softy Blue Miles: 4.30
Slow milesFast milesTotal Distance
5.800.005.80

Evening Primrose everywhere sunrise run w/ Wheels and pups.
 

Salomon Speedcross Softy Blue Miles: 5.80
Slow milesFast milesTotal Distance
11.300.0011.30

Morris to base of Black over to Twin's and down a new trail back to the BST.

Roo seriously threw a fit when I didn't take him this morning, but it was too far for him. Then I had to take him for an hour plus walk when I got home. This dog is seriously getting me in the best shape of my life!

 

Salomon Speedcross Softy Blue Miles: 11.30
Slow milesFast milesTotal Distance
4.200.004.20

AM: Early BST w/ Roo

PM: Scantily clad spring skiing w/ Andrea in a snow storm

 

Salmon Fellraisers Miles: 4.20
Slow milesFast milesTotal Distance
5.000.005.00

Today was supposed to be a rest day... but I am feeling fantastic!

3-mile walk, yoga, climbing gym, and then 5 mile City Creek run.

Salmon Fellraisers Miles: 5.00
Slow milesFast milesTotal Distance
11.000.0011.00

Black Mountain for Breakfast from Morris Meadow w/ Wheels & Tele. #steeplechasestoke

Salomon Speedcross Softy Blue Miles: 11.00
Slow milesFast milesTotal Distance
4.000.004.00

Early Morris Meadow Loop w/ Roo.

Salomon Speedcross - Sage Miles: 4.00
Slow milesFast milesTotal Distance
4.500.004.50

Early run on the BST w/ TWO DOGS!

Salomon Speedcross - Sage Miles: 4.50
Slow milesFast milesTotal Distance
0.000.000.00

Bikes w/ Dr. B.

Bikes 2015 Miles: 15.00
Slow milesFast milesTotal Distance
8.300.008.30

AM: Early Terraces to Ave's Twins w/ Roo. Spectacular cotton candy sunrise!

PM: Horsepark run w/ Andrea, Jake, and Roo. Roo's first double and perhaps mine too. Felt awesome after so I might need to do more of these shake-out things. Plus crazy Aussie dog could run all day!

Altra Olympus Miles: 3.30La Sportiva Bushidos Miles: 5.00
Slow milesFast milesTotal Distance
4.600.004.60

Desolation Trail to the Salt Lake Overlook w/ Roo. First Millcreek run of the year.

La Sportiva Bushidos Miles: 4.60
Slow milesFast milesTotal Distance
0.000.000.00

Back at PT! Working on SI stability to keep from having any serious meltdowns!

Booked my ticket to the freaking Dolomites today so I need to stay healthy!!!

Slow milesFast milesTotal Distance
5.800.005.80

AM: Early Red Butte looptie w/ Roo.

PM: Two mile walk. Rollies, bridges, weird scissors thing, and salmon!

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From allie on Sun, May 10, 2015 at 14:16:14 from 24.99.46.55

looptie rollie yayz!

Slow milesFast milesTotal Distance
8.100.008.10

Tour of the City Creek Scotland-esque green knolls and down EF THAT w/ Wheels and the pups.

Salmon Fellraisers Miles: 8.10
Slow milesFast milesTotal Distance
11.500.0011.50

Up and down the City Creek Canyon Road at a moderate effort. A fantastic run beating my previous City Creek round-trip by 19 minutes which was set the summer before my first hip surgery. #betterthannew #moresteeplechasestoke

 

Nike LunarFly Miles: 11.50
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From Rob Murphy on Sat, May 09, 2015 at 13:41:50 from 24.10.247.181

The word "road" is in this blog entry. Did you know that?

Slow milesFast milesTotal Distance
5.000.005.00

Ave's Twins!

That's 45 miles for the week and 8500' of climbing. That's about the most I should ever do! Next week must get on bike!!!

La Sportiva Bushidos Miles: 5.00
Slow milesFast milesTotal Distance
0.000.000.00

Rest-ish day. 5 miles total walking plus SI beating and super intense glute workout at PT using EMG to get my glutes firing. Bum's going to be tired tomorrow...

Slow milesFast milesTotal Distance
5.000.005.00

Things are getting real! Six minute Wire PR from the zoo! Sub 40 minutes according to my watch OMG! Listened to Blue Turtle Seduction the whole way up to keep up my cadence. Felt the best ever on the downhill, the Bushidos are game changers.

La Sportiva Bushidos Miles: 5.00
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From Quintus Cassadamius on Tue, May 12, 2015 at 21:37:26 from 24.10.247.181

Words and terms in this post I don't understand…

Wire PR

OMG!

Blue Turtle Seduction

Bushidos (The code of the Samurai warrior?)

From Amiee on Tue, May 12, 2015 at 21:45:04 from 24.10.188.197

You know what I really don't understand... what iced drinks have to do with a thinking man. Hmphhh.

Blue Turtle Seduction = https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tObmhqr4jwI

Slow milesFast milesTotal Distance
4.000.004.00

AM: Terraces loop w/ Roo on mushy legs.

PM: More intense glute work at PT. Ran with electrodes on my butt and hamstring to learn how to run with more bum and less hamstring. This EMG thing is super neat! Then 3-mile dog walk to get ice cream.

Altra Olympus Miles: 4.00
Slow milesFast milesTotal Distance
7.000.007.00

AM: Red Butte/Zoo loop w/ Roo. He chased a biker and is now grounded to the leash forever. Biker was pissed to put it mildly. Pre-6 am is too early for that many F-bombs!

PM: 2 mile walk & 2 hours at the climbing gym & all my PT stretchies

 

La Sportiva Bushidos Miles: 7.00
Slow milesFast milesTotal Distance
0.000.000.00

3-mile walk and restore yoga.

Secret trail racing tomorrow.

Slow milesFast milesTotal Distance
13.000.0013.00

Grandeur "Fun" Run!

2:20:58, 9.5 miles, 3,900 feet of gain.

Set a solid 13 minute Grandeur PR without hurling or feeling that horrible. Was pretty wobbly on the descent into Millcreek, but still faster than I've ever run it. The trails were perfectly wet - sticky but not slick. Best part was finishing with the smell of bacon in the air.

Made friends with a super nice gal on the way down that nicely waited for me atop the final climb to make sure I didn't get lost heading down to the finish (course is unmarked and confusing!). Nice gal also convinced me to head up for a short cool-down loop which ended up being another 1,800 feet of climbing - ha! Trail peeps are crazy.

13 miles total with 5,700 feet of climbing. Perfect Steeplechase training run.

La Sportiva Bushidos Miles: 13.00
Slow milesFast milesTotal Distance
0.000.000.00

AM: 3-mile Memory Grove walk

PM: 5-mile hike to Diamond Fork Hot Springs with peeps and pups.

PM2: 2-mile Coffee Garden walk

I walk almost as much as Rob Murphy!

Only 28 miles this week, but 11,000 feet of climbing. My phone says I have walked/ran 58.8 miles this week and climbed 910 flights of stairs :)

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From Rob Murphy on Sun, May 17, 2015 at 18:32:00 from 24.10.247.181

I'm getting ready to head out for my THIRD walk of the day - up to the Red Box to rent a movie.

I read a couple weeks ago that the typical Amish farmer travels 11 miles/day on foot. I try to reach that most days. A good goal for an old guy!

Slow milesFast milesTotal Distance
4.000.004.00

AM: 2 mile walk

PM: 4 mile rainy Morris BST loop w/ Roo. Rolls and hip PT.

PM2: 3 mile wine-o walk. Back in the good old days all my friends lived within a mile radius of each other in the Ave's and now we all live within a mile of each other near 9th and 9th. Plastic cup walks are back, happy summer - yay!

Salmon Fellraisers Miles: 4.00
Slow milesFast milesTotal Distance
7.000.007.00

Red Butte loop finishing up and over VanCott setting another serious climbing PR. Been a very good last week!

La Sportiva Bushidos Miles: 7.00
Slow milesFast milesTotal Distance
6.500.006.50

AM: BST w/ Roo.

PM: Climbing gym. Hour walk.

Salomon Speedcross Softy Blue Miles: 6.50
Slow milesFast milesTotal Distance
0.000.000.00

AM: Hour walk. I love all this talk about the Dad Bod!

PM: More walks. No runs.

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From Rob Murphy on Thu, May 21, 2015 at 09:09:59 from 163.248.33.220

I've seen that and I reject it.

From Amiee on Thu, May 21, 2015 at 09:12:19 from 155.98.164.36

"No one wants to cuddle with a rock. Or Edward Cullen. The end."

Slow milesFast milesTotal Distance
8.000.008.00

Wandered around the City Creek ridge very early this morning with the Roo-ster exploring some new trails with crazy cool views of the the lake and Antelope Island.

 

A photo posted by Amiee Maxwell (@amieemaxwell) on

La Sportiva Bushidos Miles: 8.00
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From allie on Fri, May 22, 2015 at 10:31:43 from 24.99.46.55

oh! oh my!

From allie on Fri, May 22, 2015 at 10:33:53 from 24.99.46.55

ps - i spent the first hour of my workday on distracted by that brain pickings site. thanks. :)

From allie on Fri, May 22, 2015 at 10:37:56 from 24.99.46.55

^yeah, whatever that says. i'm drunk.

From Amiee on Fri, May 22, 2015 at 10:39:58 from 155.98.164.36

It is noon in Atlanta. Certainly time for apple juice :)

I pick my brain every morning...

From Amiee on Fri, May 22, 2015 at 10:42:12 from 155.98.164.36

This one is so sweet - http://bit.ly/1RacIFX

Slow milesFast milesTotal Distance
13.000.0013.00

AM: Pipeline w/ Wheels and then bikes to brunch.

PM: Memory Grove hike with the pups.

PM2: Ran into a garbage can on my bike and jacked my leg. Please people don't put your garbage cans in the bike lane especially when garbage day was days ago. It was dark and I didn't see it until I was swerving to miss it and took it in the knee :(

Salmon Fellraisers Miles: 13.00
Slow milesFast milesTotal Distance
0.000.000.00

Restore yoga and then aborted Emigration ride w/ T due to downpour and frozen fingers. After today and last night's garbage can crash I am rethinking this cross-training thing :)

Bikes 2015 Miles: 15.00
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From Rob Murphy on Sun, May 24, 2015 at 16:54:13 from 24.10.247.181

Stick to running, simpler, better for your bones, and there's no coasting.

Slow milesFast milesTotal Distance
7.000.007.00

Early Wire w/ Roo. Spent some time exploring the ridge behind Wire since I want to run the entire ridge sometime this Spring. Clouds were fabulous!

Salomon Speedcross Softy Blue Miles: 7.00
Slow milesFast milesTotal Distance
10.000.0010.00

Bend-zees!

La Sportiva Bushidos Miles: 10.00
Slow milesFast milesTotal Distance
5.000.005.00

Ran to a very pretty lake!

 

Nice change of scenery for a few days. #sparkslake #oregon #cascadelakes

A photo posted by Amiee Maxwell (@amieemaxwell) on

Salomon Speedcross - Sage Miles: 5.00
Slow milesFast milesTotal Distance
9.000.009.00

Swampy Lakes Loop and then leg icing in Devil's Lake. Roo got stuck in some muck in the middle of the lake and I had to go rescue him and my feet were so cold I thought I was going to puke.

Salomon Speedcross - Sage Miles: 9.00
Slow milesFast milesTotal Distance
17.200.0017.20

AM: First six of steeplechase course (2600ft). I was under my goal pace for each of the first six miles, which makes me think my race goal may be doable. But then again, it was hard so it might not be doable. This is the first time I have set a rather agressive time goal for myself and that is scary!

PM: More running. Salt Lake Overlook w/ Wheels (1500ft). Lately, running is the only time I feel good.

Salomon Speedcross - Sage Miles: 5.00La Sportiva Bushidos Miles: 12.20
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From Rob Murphy on Tue, Jun 02, 2015 at 21:31:00 from 24.10.247.181

Lots of us feel that way sometimes. I'm pretty sure running saved my life back in 1989.

Slow milesFast milesTotal Distance
0.000.000.00

Super sore calves/achilles after my running binge yesterday so nothing but stretchies and walks today. Hopeful they will feel better tomorrow :)

Slow milesFast milesTotal Distance
6.000.006.00

City Creek knolls loop at sunset (1600ft).

Salomon Speedcross - Sage Miles: 6.00
Slow milesFast milesTotal Distance
3.000.003.00

Up to some rock above Red Butte for beers and sunset with TC!

Slow milesFast milesTotal Distance
7.100.007.10

New City Creek loop with a stop by Ensign Peak for the first time in about 13 years (1600ft). OMG how long have I lived in Salt Lake?!? Got rattled at and ran with a Coyote for about a half mile, good thing Roo stayed home!
 

Slow milesFast milesTotal Distance
0.000.000.00

First time up Emigration on the bike this year and fastest time since I was riding all the time in 2012. Good sign, I hope!

Bikes 2015 Miles: 22.50
Slow milesFast milesTotal Distance
4.100.004.10

AM: PT for shins and feet.

PM: City Creek w/ Roo.

Altra Olympus Miles: 4.10
Slow milesFast milesTotal Distance
0.000.000.00

Easy biking around town.

Bikes 2015 Miles: 11.50
Slow milesFast milesTotal Distance
0.000.000.00

PT for shins and feet.

Plantar fasciitis started after 10-hour car ride to Oregon, but I had noticed some lower leg tiredness with my new Bushidos so probably a combination of running more miles then ever, new shoes, and travel brought on the PF. Shins starting hurting too last Saturday and I've pretty much given up on running the Steeplechase on Saturday :(

Slow milesFast milesTotal Distance
2.600.002.60

Tried to run a few miles on the BST, but shins were too painful.

I iced and elevated my shins all day thinking they might just be inflamed with the work I had done on them on Wednesday. My PT is great, but sometimes I don't think my body responds well to intense treatment. I also tried a combination of beer, Japenese herbal patches, and other substances to try and get my legs to feel better with hopes of still running tomorrow.

Salomon Speedcross - Sage Miles: 2.60
Race: Wahsatch Steeplechase (16.5 Miles) 03:00:54
Slow milesFast milesTotal Distance
0.0016.5016.50

 

I've missed the last 5 years of the #WahsatchSteeplechase because of 3 hip surgeries and constant crap and I almost didn't make it to the start line this year as well. I decided not to run yesterday because of ouchie feet and shins and overall lack of energy and then I woke up this morning and thought about what else I could do this morning and then I thought about what was worse failing or not even trying. Obviously NOT TRYING so I went for it! My shins were burning so terribly at mile 2, I cried and walked and almost turned around. But I didn't... I powered up Black Mountain, bombed Smugglers kamikaze-style, and bonked horrifically with one mile to go! I had previously set a very difficult goal (for me) to finish in 3 hours which I ended up abandoning to get myself to the start and I came in at 3 HOURS ONE MINUTE son of a... But after all this I was just so happy to simply finish. I wish I could do it again next week, but I guess I will have to wait until next year 😋

A photo posted by Amiee Maxwell (@amieemaxwell) on

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From allie on Sun, Jun 14, 2015 at 15:40:21 from 24.99.46.55

ahh yeeeeaaahhhhh!

From Rob Murphy on Sun, Jun 14, 2015 at 16:40:22 from 24.10.247.181

So happy to read this Amiee. Congrats from all of us.

From Abby Murphy on Sun, Jun 14, 2015 at 16:42:50 from 24.10.247.181

Congrats Aimee!!! hope we can see you and Roo soon.

From Fritz on Thu, Jun 18, 2015 at 00:21:10 from 98.202.9.237

Spoken like Teddy Roosevelt, "It is hard to fail, but it is worse never to have tried to succeed.” Your run was super impressive. Also amazed you could sit in that water long enough and with a smile for pictures.

Slow milesFast milesTotal Distance
9.000.009.00

Nine miles straight-up! Up to Hidden Peak, Down Tram x2. 6000 feet of elevation. Awesome!

Slow milesFast milesTotal Distance
7.000.007.00

Drove to South Dakota just in time to make a run up Harney Peak - the highest peak west of the Rockies. 1500 feet of gain. Who know there was vert in a Dakota?

Slow milesFast milesTotal Distance
0.000.000.00

Biked from my parent's cottage to the hunting cabin!

Bikes 2015 Miles: 35.00
Slow milesFast milesTotal Distance
4.600.004.60

Luna White Deer trail run with Roo!

Slow milesFast milesTotal Distance
0.000.000.00

Took the long way to the Sayner Ice Cream Shop.

Bikes 2015 Miles: 52.00
Slow milesFast milesTotal Distance
0.000.000.00

Family ride to the Boulder Beer Bar for friend everythings!

Bikes 2015 Miles: 23.00
Slow milesFast milesTotal Distance
0.000.000.00

Biked to Manitowish with my cuz!

Bikes 2015 Miles: 30.00
Slow milesFast milesTotal Distance
2.500.002.50

Shorie after work on the BST.

Altra Olympus Miles: 2.50
Slow milesFast milesTotal Distance
4.100.004.10

Mt. Aire w/ Roo.
 

Salomon Speedcross Softy Blue Miles: 4.10
Slow milesFast milesTotal Distance
0.000.000.00

Emigration ride.

Bikes 2015 Miles: 22.00
Slow milesFast milesTotal Distance
5.600.005.60

Pipeline w/ Roo. Too many poops!

Salmon Fellraisers Miles: 5.60
Slow milesFast milesTotal Distance
10.000.0010.00

Pfeifferhorn!

Salmon Fellraisers Miles: 10.00
Slow milesFast milesTotal Distance
5.800.005.80

Dog Lake.

Salmon Fellraisers Miles: 5.80
Slow milesFast milesTotal Distance
3.200.003.20

Liberty Park. 90 degrees.

Nike LunarFly Miles: 3.20
Slow milesFast milesTotal Distance
7.600.007.60

Park City Red Hawk run w/ wheels & pups.

Salmon Fellraisers Miles: 7.60
Slow milesFast milesTotal Distance
9.200.009.20

Alta-Brighton Lakes loop. Up to Catherine's Pass, down to Brighton, up to Twin Lakes Pass, Up Patsy Marley & Wolverine, and down to Albion Basin.

La Sportiva Bushidos Miles: 9.20Bikes 2015 Miles: 7.50
Slow milesFast milesTotal Distance
0.000.000.00

Emigration ride.

Bikes 2015 Miles: 23.40
Slow milesFast milesTotal Distance
7.000.007.00

Wildflower viewing with a little running tossed in... Up Flagstaff, Emma Ridge, and down Grizzly.

Salmon Fellraisers Miles: 7.00
Slow milesFast milesTotal Distance
5.700.005.70

Tels & Roo to Dog Lake!

Slow milesFast milesTotal Distance
6.000.006.00

Albion Basin wildflowers.

Slow milesFast milesTotal Distance
5.600.005.60

Dog Lake quickie w/ Roo before escaping to Colorado.

Altra Olympus Miles: 5.60
Slow milesFast milesTotal Distance
5.000.005.00

10 mile hike to Ice Lake and Swamp Grant Pass (part of Hardrock course - yikes). Was out for 5 plus hours so I am giving myself 5 running miles :)

Slow milesFast milesTotal Distance
12.500.0012.50

Kendall Mountain Run. +4071'

Salmon Fellraisers Miles: 12.50
Slow milesFast milesTotal Distance
3.200.003.20

Van Cott Loop.

Slow milesFast milesTotal Distance
3.200.003.20

Same Van Cott loop as yesterday.

Slow milesFast milesTotal Distance
3.000.003.00

Easy w/ Roo around Liberty.

Restore yoga.

Nike LunarFly Miles: 3.00
Race: Jupiter Peak Steeplechase (15 Miles) 02:39:06, Place overall: 8
Slow milesFast milesTotal Distance
0.0015.0015.00

Guess this is my year of 8th place steeplechase finishes! So happy to be able to get out and do these events slightly healthy. Race was hard. Nearly all the uphill was runnable (I like hiking!) and the downhill was relentless. Shew!

Salmon Fellraisers Miles: 15.00
Slow milesFast milesTotal Distance
0.000.000.00

Yin Yoga.

Slow milesFast milesTotal Distance
10.500.0010.50

Gobbler's from Terraces w/ Roo. +4200'

Good choice for Jupiter Peak recovery?!?

Slow milesFast milesTotal Distance
6.400.006.40

Just read Jake's post and Rob's sage comments and it made me want to start blogging again :)

Woke up at 4:30, made strong coffee, and then ran up Butler Fork w/ Wheels reaching Baker Pass just as some strange cold front blew in dropping the temp about 20 degrees and opening up a sh!tstorm on us. Aborted Mill D loop idea and ran back to car with icicle arms.

2250'

 

Race: Discrete Alta Race (6.1 Miles) 01:36:17, Place overall: 12, Place in age division: 4
Slow milesFast milesTotal Distance
6.100.006.10

Ran up a near vertical ski slope pulling on flowers to keep from tipping over backwards and then crawled downhill swearing the whole time.  Fell 5 times. This was dumb. If I hadn't won a pair of Salomon shoes, I would have totally hated this!

But seriously there was 1400 ft of climbing from mile 1.5 to 2.5 and then over 1100 ft loss coming down from baldy in a HALF mile. I wouldn't even ski that slope. Dumb and dangerous with boulders tumbling down towards me. You know how you do something like this and you hate it and then tomorrow you're like, I totally want to do that again. That won't happen here.

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From Rob Murphy on Sun, Aug 09, 2015 at 21:31:48 from 24.10.247.181

Great description of the race.

Despite all that, you ran a great race.

From The Warbeast on Mon, Aug 10, 2015 at 10:59:53 from 209.33.233.226

That's an intense altitude with intense incline

From allie on Tue, Aug 11, 2015 at 16:40:57 from 24.99.46.55

insane route. i'm glad it included flowers and swearing.

hooray for shoes!

Slow milesFast milesTotal Distance
0.000.000.00

AM: Hour Memory Grove walk. Creaky, but not sore from yesterday.

PM: Half hour walk. Glutes & core.

Slow milesFast milesTotal Distance
3.000.003.00

BST w/ Roo and then flew to Italy :)

Slow milesFast milesTotal Distance
12.000.0012.00

 

I've been looking at photos of the Dolomites for the past zillion years so it feels super surreal being here. I downed a croissant and cappuccino and headed out from Passo Falzarego and immediately struck up a conversation with Lorenzo the oral surgeon from near Milano who happily gave me a brief WW1 history lesson and oriented me to the peaks. We hiked a few hours together and shared a beer at the Navolau Rif which was already rocking out (to Johnny Cash) at 10am.

Lorenzo and I parted ways and I looped all the way around the Navolau to the Cinque Torri and then back to my tiny car. Favorite quotes of my Lorenzo meeting... "I hear marijuanna is now FREE in Colorado" and "Traveling solo is good, you can think...and cry."

I've been in Europe about 30 hours now and all I've consumed is bread, cheese, coffee, beer, and Proseco and that is totally acceptable! Sometimes I think I was born on the wrong continent...

Tomorrow I'm going to climb through the Cengia Martini - a 1.1 km tunnel - and I'm not psyched because I hate being underground but I have to do it because it is history!

 

 

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From Rob Murphy on Wed, Sep 02, 2015 at 06:17:24 from 24.10.247.181

I'll just keep living vicariously through you.

Slow milesFast milesTotal Distance
10.000.0010.00

Another cloudless day in Dolomiti - molto caldo! 

Hiked up to Lagazuoi Grande via the inside of the mountain (WW1 tunnels) . One of the neatest things I've ever done - this totally wouldn't fly in the U.S.! Except a sign advising a helmet, headlamp, and good boots there was no other regulations. The tunnels were super slippery and super creepy, but luckily there was a window to the outside every 5 or 10 minutes. You could explore side tunnels and walk out on ledges dropping 2000 feet holding on only to a slippy cable and see old sleeping quarters and bombs and stuff. 

I then looped around a ridiculous gorgeous glacially carved valley - Val Travenanzes before hiking back through trenches and more ruins. What a beautiful place for a war!

Slow milesFast milesTotal Distance
5.000.005.00

Climbed Col Rodella from Passo Sella with the Via Ferrata.

Slow milesFast milesTotal Distance
3.200.003.20

Plans didn't quite happen today since my new buddies at the hotel started buying me Prosecos at 1pm. Probably my favorite day thus far though since I spent the whole day chatting with the locals and getting Italaian lessons from a 7 year old :) Short sunset run on the #4 from Colfosco with 1500 feet of gain and lots of cows.

Slow milesFast milesTotal Distance
13.000.0013.00

Big peak day! Climbed Les Conturines. Easy start on the Alta Via 1 and then a serious climb finishing with some fun Via Ferrata to get to the summit! Almost 5,000 feet of gain and took me a good 7 hours.

 

Slow milesFast milesTotal Distance
0.000.000.00

The clouds and rain arrived as predicted this morning so I just tooled around in the Fiat today and hiked about from Pordoi Pass.

Slow milesFast milesTotal Distance
5.000.005.00

Hiked up to the Nuvalau Rifugio again because it is my favorite place in Italy thus far!

Slow milesFast milesTotal Distance
0.001.001.00

Did some hill sprints up an old ski jump in Cortina to prepare for the Red Bull 400 event in Park City although I am not actually doing it... then drank proseco the rest of the day.

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From Jake K on Fri, Sep 11, 2015 at 14:05:34 from 199.190.170.28

I missed this on Instagram (was probably following Roo around with plastic bags) but this picture is awesome on several levels. The tights almost surpass the backdrop!!

Slow milesFast milesTotal Distance
0.000.000.00

Was pretty bummed since I waited to visit Tre Cime de Laverado until Fritz got here and then winer decided to arrive...

Slow milesFast milesTotal Distance
3.000.003.00

Ran up a mountain (2500') through apple orchards with ridiculous views of Tirolo and took the Hochmut Tram down! Sadly they charge you for the downs in Italy... but it is worth it to save my old lady joints.

Then soaked in warm thermal pools that apparently had radon in them!

Slow milesFast milesTotal Distance
3.000.003.00

AM: Three sometimes running miles along the river in Merano.

PM: Biking through Verona on the free city bikes!

Slow milesFast milesTotal Distance
0.000.000.00

Walked 5 zillion miles around Venice. Proseco = 3, Cappucino = 2, Macchiato = 1

Slow milesFast milesTotal Distance
5.500.005.50

Attempted a run through the streets of Venice only deadending twice at a canal before heading back to SLC. Going to miss the tiny coffees...

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From Rob Murphy on Fri, Sep 11, 2015 at 12:59:19 from 163.248.33.220

Big coffees are good.

Slow milesFast milesTotal Distance
0.000.000.00

Several zombie walks with Roo. Can't tell if it is the jetlag or the post vacation blues, but I have a bad case of the boo hoos!

Slow milesFast milesTotal Distance
4.000.004.00

Sunrise run with Roo on the BST followed by some very much needed restorative yoga. Now off to spend the next 24+ hours at the Ant Knolls aid station supporting Wasatch 100 runners!

Slow milesFast milesTotal Distance
0.000.000.00

Volunteered at the Ant Knolls aid station on the Wastach 100 course (mile 80) and had and absolute blast. Slept about 15 mintues in 34 hours so now I am pretty sure I could do a hundo!

Slow milesFast milesTotal Distance
0.000.000.00

Early Memory Grove walk with Roo and then my yoga date suggested we drink beer instead so we did in our yoga pants...

Slow milesFast milesTotal Distance
4.000.004.00

Roo's loop on the BST.

Slow milesFast milesTotal Distance
3.600.003.60

Ran with Roo around Liberty Park, which was not fun. He wouldn't stop eating the leash and going cuju-like at everything that moved :(

Slow milesFast milesTotal Distance
5.000.005.00

Up to the Salt Lake Overlook on the Deso Trail in the dark with Wheels and the pups. The air smells so sweet of Fall!

Slow milesFast milesTotal Distance
5.300.005.30

Roo woke me up for our morning run, but then fell back to sleep on his back snoring and I couldn't bare to wake him so we slept in :) Then we headed out on the BST and I almost had a stoke-atack because this weather feels so good! We're 4 for 5 this week for morning runs. A personal best.

I want to be a dog...

Comments
From Jake K on Fri, Sep 18, 2015 at 10:29:48 from 199.190.170.75

That's what he would do to me pre-run, except I always caved and gave him a 25 minute belly rub.

From Amiee on Fri, Sep 18, 2015 at 10:38:41 from 98.202.202.148

Nice to know he was well taken care of :) I looooooove him!

Slow milesFast milesTotal Distance
0.000.000.00

90 minute Rooster walk.

Slow milesFast milesTotal Distance
13.000.0013.00

Up Porter Fork and then up Mt. Raymond and then down Bowman Fork and then Terraces back to the car.

Comments
From Rob Murphy on Mon, Sep 21, 2015 at 15:27:36 from 163.248.33.220

How long did that take?

From Amiee on Wed, Sep 23, 2015 at 16:15:39 from 98.202.202.148

Like 4 1/2 hours, but I dinked around a lot!

Slow milesFast milesTotal Distance
3.200.003.20

Liberty 5K. Felt great!

Slow milesFast milesTotal Distance
4.200.004.20

Roo's loop. Felt like poop.

Slow milesFast milesTotal Distance
9.000.009.00

Old Red Pine Road to Park City-ish and Murdock Peak with Roo and some lovely colors!

 

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From Jake K on Fri, Sep 25, 2015 at 18:08:28 from 159.212.71.25

Oooooh pretty leaves (Roo too). I've never been on that road/trail. Is it my style?

From Amiee on Sat, Sep 26, 2015 at 22:12:06 from 98.202.202.148

Actually while I was running down the Great Western Trail from where it connects to the Crest Trail I thought this would be a great Jake trail. The trail up to Murdock Peak not so much!

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Went up to the Uintas to escape the heat (not something one typically says in late September). Was going to run to Amethyst Lake, but then Bald Mountain looked tempting so I did that. It has been years since I've been to the Uintas and I forgot how pretty it is up there. Rooster and I then walked around Mirror Lake and then played in the Provo River. That makes 3 new peaks for me and Roo since last Sunday!

Obligatory Roo pic (yes, I know I need to make friends with humans):

 

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From Rob Murphy on Sat, Sep 26, 2015 at 23:43:13 from 24.10.247.181

Beautiful!

Actually, it is something you say these days in late September. The new normal.

From allie on Sat, Sep 26, 2015 at 23:56:36 from 24.99.46.55

it's fairly chilly and rainy here in ATL. something is amiss.

what an awesome shot of roo -- that dog has a great life!

From Rob Murphy on Sun, Sep 27, 2015 at 00:04:45 from 24.10.247.181

I would be reincarnated as Roo.

From Amiee on Sun, Sep 27, 2015 at 03:23:50 from 98.202.202.148

Thanks! It's just nice to have a little buddy that is up for anything :)

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South ridge of Superior with Jake! I was scared sh!tless doing this for the first time last summer and although I had no interest in ever doing it again I found myself searching for a partner to do it with this weekend and guess what? It was super fun and not scary at all and I can't wait to do it again and I really want to try it solo. Plus we saw the biggest, fluffiest mountain goat on the way down, which is the first time I have ever seen a mountain goat LCC and that is very exciting! 

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From Jake K on Tue, Sep 29, 2015 at 15:16:54 from 159.212.71.17

And we put SAFETY FIRST and wore helmets!

From Amiee on Tue, Sep 29, 2015 at 20:01:13 from 98.202.202.148

Next time formal wear!

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AM: Hour Roo walk.

PM: Hour Roo coffee walk. Core & Hips.

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AM: Tug of war Libery run fail with CujoRoo.

PM: BST I Street to 5 Point. 4.5 miles, 800 feet, 9:40 pace. Need to actually start running instead of just dinking around in the mountains. #TrainingForDugway

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Ran/hiked up to the Salt Lake Overlook in the dark and then sat on a rock for 30 minutes. Then I ran down.

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From Oreo on Wed, Sep 30, 2015 at 11:38:34 from 206.81.136.61

Perfect.

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Lots of wandering in the Swell.

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Gooseberry.

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9-er on the BST in the dark (Morris to top of Dry Creek). Too many glowey eyeballs (Tarantulas eye's glow green!) so I had to carry a bludgeoning rock. One of those runs where I felt like I could run forever. I needed that. 
 

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From Jake K on Mon, Oct 05, 2015 at 12:27:20 from 159.212.71.199

Did not know that about tarantulas. Not sure which is worse... tarantulas on the BST or the solitary skunk who lives at the horsepark.

From Amiee on Wed, Oct 07, 2015 at 10:05:19 from 98.202.202.148

There are tarantulas all over the BST this time of year. But they're a great sign! I once met an old man on the trail and he told me the more tarantulas the better the snow year :)

From Jake K on Wed, Oct 07, 2015 at 10:08:32 from 159.212.71.25

Good to know. Then I hope you see lots and lots of spiders!

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AM: Roo walk.

PM: Roo walk. Yoga.

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Liberty Park poops. One mile fast-ish to prepare for weekend's 5K, which is going to suuuuuck!

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From Jake K on Wed, Oct 07, 2015 at 10:43:21 from 159.212.71.25

Are you doing a zombie 5K? 'Tis the season...

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AM: Hour Roo walk.

PM: Another 9-er on the BST from work to the Beer Bar for beer and pretend sausages. Totally sent the Dry Creek to City Creek section (6.5 miles, 1200' and 9:20 average pace) so I'm happy that I don't seem to be in as terrible shape as I thought. 

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PM: Hour Roo walk. Yoga.

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5K self-handicapping taper rike to Lookout Peak via Killians Canyon with over 3,000 feet of climbing.

Broke watershed rules again - doh! Essentially I can't go anywhere in Salt Lake with a dog and I am getting super frustrated! There were no "No Dog" signs except for desceding into Mountain Dell so I went up towards Lookout Ridge all the way to the peak where some hunters informed me of the Lookout Watershed. In hindsight I should have asked all the hunters camped up on the ridge if they pack out all their pee and poop! Roo did not go to the bathroom once in the watershed btw....

Race: Utah Alumni 5K (3.107 Miles) 00:23:05, Place overall: 3, Place in age division: 1
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AM: Ran my first road 5K. Too hard. Hated it. End of story.

PM: Climbed the South Ridge of Superior (again!) with Jake and Andrea. Descended during a spectacular sunset. Loved it.

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AM: Hour Memory Grove walk with Roo

AM2: Biked to Provisions for brunch (highly recommend - yum!) and then another walk.

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AM: Hour coffee walk.

PM: Biked to Sugar House Park for a few loops and then joined the Salt Lake Track Club for their Monday night workout. For reals!!! Did a mile warm-up and then 12 x 400. I have no idea what my splits are because I don't know how to use the lap function in my watch, but all I do know is I am really good at about 320's! Biked home and then sat in some bubbles drinking bubbles :)

Bikes 2015 Miles: 10.00
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From Andrea on Mon, Oct 12, 2015 at 19:34:45 from 67.166.113.191

I don't believe it!

From Tina on Mon, Oct 12, 2015 at 20:03:46 from 98.202.202.39

Nice seeing you tonight! You were speedy!

From Amiee on Tue, Oct 13, 2015 at 12:25:46 from 155.98.164.36

@Andrea - What don't you believe?!? That I drank bubbles?

@Tina Super fun seeing you. Next time I am staying for yoga :)

From Jake K on Tue, Oct 13, 2015 at 14:09:53 from 159.212.71.25

2015 Track Workouts Completed

Amiee: 1

Jake : 0

Wait, what??!?

From allie on Sat, Oct 24, 2015 at 18:21:57 from 24.99.46.55

SLCTCMNW! i just missed you by about 14 months. maybe next time.

i'm loitering here for your radioactive anthrax report.

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90 minute ride on the Legacy and then Yin Yoga. Thought I better take another day off after Monday's track workout. Don't think my body was quite ready for that!

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Hiked up to the Living Room with girls and pups after work for cheese/wine happy hour and stayed up there until 9pm oh my!

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90 minute walk.

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Toured around Acadia National Park with my fam and captured their first ever summit jump shot!

 

My family and their first ever summit jump shot!

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AM: Ran around Bar Harbor and through the ocean to Bar Island and then lobster omlettes for breakfast.

PM: Hiked to Bass Harbor lighthouse, some ocean trail, and to a secret spot where we were supposed to see seals, but no seals. Then lobster rolls and lobster alfredo thanks to Uncle Tim.

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Roo's loop with Roo. So stiff after 15 hours of travel yesterday.

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AM: Hour walk. Still so stiff.

PM: Megan massage. I think I am cured! She is amazing and is thinking about retiring and I was like noooooooooo!

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AM: Hour Memory Grove walk.

PM: Biked to Epic for beer :) Carb loading today.
 

Race: Dugway Isolation Run 35K (22 Miles) 04:08:13, Place overall: 1, Place in age division: 1
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This was the 3rd year of the Dugway Isolation Run and I've wanted to do it the last 2 years, but I'm always injured. The fact that you get to run on normally not open to the public trails with risk of exposions and you have to undergo a background check to get to the starting line are just a few of the reasons that drew me to the race! 

I think it was Andrea that asked me if I had even run 18 miles in the last week and when I thought about it I hadn't even run 18 miles in the last 2 weeks so when I found out that the 30K I registered for was going to run closer to 21 miles I panicked. My everything had been hurting the last 3 weeks and the idea of 20 miles made me want to roll around in Dugway's anthrax farm.

Oh well after the most incredible desert sunrise, the signing of the unexploded notice, and the race director's lengthy course description which I should have listened to since it would have saved me about a mile when I went off course - we were off. I ran the first couple of miles with a group of 5 guys listening to them talk about that guy that went off like a gazelle and was at least a mile ahead the first mile i.e. Fritz. I fell back to take some photos and I felt so lucky to be able to run over these hills. The views were amazing at dawn and there were signs posted all over the course pointing out rock features and odditites like the Alien Take-Off, the Drone Zone, Quicksand, Scorpion Tail, and Stonehenge. 

The trail was mostly single-track and shallow sand with very few technical spots. My left leg was super tight the first 5 miles, but I seemed to work out the funk and transfer all the discomfort to my right hip flexor which is more familiar and tolerable. Pretty psyched that I could run 20+ miles on not a lot of "training" and I actually negative split which is pretty neat since it got hot! I listened to tunes the 2nd lap and was able to hit the downhills a little harder since I had worked out some bodily funk.

We hung out at the end of the race and I drank about a gallon of water and made my own pizza to grill (what a great idea!) and had hilarious converations with some Dugway residents that ran their first ever trail race - I think they are hooked!

This race had more schwag then any other race I have ever attended! The finisher medals were beautiful with wildhorses on them and nearly everyone got an award with some sort of animal skull and rocks on them and a raffle prize. The race bag had all sorts of goodies like a tiny race cup to reduce waste, KT tape, mutiple tubes of bug repellent, a nifty GSI lightweight flask that I love, a Sea World San Diego watter bottle (wtf?), a blank envelope filled with some unidentifable white powder, and a ton of other things.

I absolutely loved this event and am sad that more people didn't participate. I'm going to make it my mission to drag a ton of people out there next year!

 

 

Secret deserts.

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From allie on Sun, Oct 25, 2015 at 12:05:18 from 24.99.46.55

winner! congrats amiee! this sounds like such a cool race. unexploded notice + sea world bottle -- who else can offer that?

i'm glad you worked past the bodily funk and enjoyed the adventure of the secret desert trails.

keep that white powder. we'll need it for lava, etc.

From Rob Murphy on Sun, Oct 25, 2015 at 12:56:51 from 24.10.247.181

Congratulations again…

I'll do it next year if I'm still alive.

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Wheels text me "Wanna run to Dog Lake" this afternoon to which I laughed hysterically since I could barely get up from the couch. "What time?" seemed like the only appropriate reply and it was lovely! Only a few days before the road to upper Millcreek closes so I wanted to get up there at least one more time. 

The final dog days of fall! #millcreekcanyon #bigwatertrail #runmehappy

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AM: Hour walk.

PM: Hour walk. Yoga.

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PM: Hour walk.

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Sunrise run with the Rooster in Upper Milcreek. Most gorgeous cotton candy sunrise and frosty leaves - 27 degrees at the start felt soooo good. Feel pretty good from the race last weekend, just a little creaky but still better than I felt last week.

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I've always wanted to run to Rudy's Flat from City Creek and ughhh I still didn't get there. I checked the weather before I left and there was ZERO percent chance of precipitation. I followed the City Creek ridge and got to Dude Peak and then the temperature dropped, the wind picked up, and these ominous black clouds came out of nowhere.

Running down from Dude it started to snow and I couldn't really find a trail and it turned into a horrible buchwhack bonanza. I got cold fast and I should have just turned around and went back the way I came since I had no idea how long it would take to get to Rudy's. I dropped down from the ridge because it was soooo cold and windy up there and then I totally lost any semblance of a trail. This may actually be the most freaked out I've ever been in the outdoors! I had on shorts and a t-shirt and a light windbreaker and it was whiteout condiitons.

I sent an SOS text message to Fritz who was picking me up at Mueller Park and told him if he doesn't hear from me in 30 minutes be worried. I took the first trail I could find that headed off the mountain, which ended up being the North Canyon Trail and dumped me out in some random neighborhood in Bountiful and then Fritz nicely rescued me.

And this is why I love trail running! And now I still need to get to Rudy's grrrrr!

 

View from Dude! Hope I can find Bountiful before the sky lets loose. #dudepeak

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From Fritz on Sat, Oct 31, 2015 at 21:56:04 from 98.202.9.237

I suspect only about 5 people have ever run that route. Nice job!

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Roo and I ran the Join the Voices Run at Liberty Park to raise money for brain cancer research. We started the first mile out strong, but then lost about 30 seconds for a poop stop. We had another stop the second mile plus a major leash trippage event. Roo must have been bored come the 3rd mile and decided to play tug-o-war with the leash and I had to fight/drag him for the last half mile.

Splits were 7:40, 7:32, 8:21, 6:56.

Roo's not invited to anymore 5Ks.

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From Fritz on Sat, Oct 31, 2015 at 21:57:18 from 98.202.9.237

Good thing Roo doesn't run marathons, yet. At that rate he would be pooping about 8 times. At least his poop stops are only 30 seconds. I hope you give him a second shot at a 5k.

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Took Roo up to Gobblers from Terraces this morning to look for some snow! So cold and windy on the ridge and I tried to descend to Alexander Basin by following some tracks in the snow, but totally lost the trail and just went down the north face of Gobblers which would have been way more fun on skis. I am making some stupid decisions in the mountains lately.

 

Used my extra hour this morning to try and find somewhere that actually felt like November! #gobblersknob #70degreesinSLCwtf

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One lap around Liberty Park and then to the dog park w/ Roo. He was dragging today.

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Got up at 5am and went up Millcreek Canyon just to wipeout and badly sprain my ankle (I blame new Hokas). As I'm lying on the ground in a puddle of a mud all I could think about was the new ski boots I bought yesterday and think oh noooooo :( I'm on a RICE diet for the next 48 hours.

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From Burt on Tue, Nov 03, 2015 at 13:16:18 from 174.17.242.127

At least the mud is good for your complexion. Get well soon!

From Jake K on Tue, Nov 03, 2015 at 14:18:28 from 199.190.170.22

Ski boots are sort of like ankle braces. Start wearing them around the house now!

And wear sensible running shoes... sheesh!

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I couldn't wait anymore!!! Skinned up the Millcreek road in the dark and skied down with Roo. Brought back so many happy puppy memories form last year! Skiing with my dog probably brings me more joy than anything else in my world.  I think this is the first year I have ever skied the road before Thanksgiving - so that's a good sign!

I am so stoked about ski season this year! I'm setting a goal to ski up 100,000 vertical feet this winter, which should be doable considering I've already "run" up 200,000+ feet this year.

At least one of us remembered how to ski...

15/16 Vertical Ski Feet Miles: 734.0015/16 Backcountry Ski Miles Miles: 4.70
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From Jake K on Thu, Nov 19, 2015 at 11:45:19 from 199.190.170.24

That's only about 20 days of skiing :-)

You need a catchy phrase like "Greg Hill 2 Mill"

From Amiee on Thu, Nov 19, 2015 at 12:25:38 from 155.98.164.36

That's only like 10 Alpe d'verts, which they are doing again this year btw. But seriously, I don't think I did a single 5000 foot day last year. What did you do last year? Can I see the graph :)

From Jake K on Thu, Nov 19, 2015 at 13:00:49 from 199.190.170.24

Surprisingly I don't have a graph already made and the numbers are a little fuzzy (after the mexico plague i lost track of stuff for a while), but quick estimate is about 160(ish)K.

The last time I kept good records was '10-11, and we did well over 200K that season, on much heavier gear!

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I couldn't wait any longer again. 2 Alta summer road laps. I think I saw JoshE! Ankle felt better than yesterday and for that I am thrilled! Just bought a wobble board and a bag of marbles, I'm taking this rehab seriously! #99500morefeettogo

15/16 Vertical Ski Feet Miles: 1051.0015/16 Backcountry Ski Miles Miles: 6.60
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AM: Millcreek w/ Roo. Three pavement portages. (800')

PM: BRIGHTON w/ Andrea & Jake! (1725')

15/16 Vertical Ski Feet Miles: 2525.0015/16 Backcountry Ski Miles Miles: 8.60
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Skinned 1.9 Brighton laps with the ladies (3273'). Five times on skis in the past 4 days for a total of 7500 feet of vertical. A great start to the ski season considering the ankle season and general out of shapeness.

15/16 Vertical Ski Feet Miles: 3272.0015/16 Backcountry Ski Miles Miles: 6.20
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From Jake K on Sun, Nov 22, 2015 at 16:47:06 from 67.166.113.191

ahhhhh hahaha :-)

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First run attempt post-ankleblarghhhf&*(&! #nobueno #butIcanski

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Almost a Great Western lap, but it started snowing so hard I couldn't see anything and thought I better get off the mountain because most of it was just grass.

15/16 Vertical Ski Feet Miles: 1334.0015/16 Backcountry Ski Miles Miles: 3.00
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Skinned the turkey this morning at Brighton to kick off the Utah Citizen's SkiMo series. A whopping 9 degrees at the start, but I of course warmed up quickly and wanted to take off all of my clothes. Gorgeous clouds over Timp! I think I'm going to need to up my ski goals for the year since I'm already at 10% of it and it is only Thanksgiving!
 

15/16 Vertical Ski Feet Miles: 1806.0015/16 Backcountry Ski Miles Miles: 3.80
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Four Brighton laps in sub-zero winds! #sostoked

15/16 Vertical Ski Feet Miles: 5340.0015/16 Backcountry Ski Miles Miles: 9.00
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From Jake K on Sun, Nov 29, 2015 at 17:17:27 from 67.166.113.191

#SoCOLD!!

That's an honest "5K" :-)

From Amiee on Sun, Nov 29, 2015 at 19:08:41 from 24.11.72.2

#10Knextweekend

From Jake K on Mon, Nov 30, 2015 at 14:23:05 from 159.212.71.69

These kinds of 5Ks are much harder than the 15-16 minute variety I've become accustomed to!

From Amiee on Mon, Nov 30, 2015 at 17:30:01 from 24.11.72.2

I'll take a 5K up any day over your traditional 5K :)

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Millcreek ski with Roo.

15/16 Vertical Ski Feet Miles: 1212.0015/16 Backcountry Ski Miles Miles: 7.40
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Running. Sort of. It has been 4 weeks since the ankle sprain and I finally feel like I can run on it albeit rather precariously.

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Volunteered at Utah SkiMo Race #2 at Brighton and then skied one lap of the course.

15/16 Vertical Ski Feet Miles: 1415.0015/16 Backcountry Ski Miles Miles: 4.20
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Took my lunch break up at Brighton skied 2 x GW. I am having a blast meeting all the crazy characters that ski up Brighton all day long :)

15/16 Vertical Ski Feet Miles: 3156.0015/16 Backcountry Ski Miles Miles: 5.90
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From Jake K on Wed, Dec 02, 2015 at 20:33:26 from 67.166.113.191

that's a lunch break that would make the french and spanish jealous! :-)

From Rob Murphy on Wed, Dec 02, 2015 at 20:47:45 from 24.10.247.181

Mine is 30 minutes. :-(

From Jake K on Wed, Dec 02, 2015 at 21:00:38 from 67.166.113.191

I haven't taken a single lunch break in 2+ years!

But I did leave at 3:45 today to go skiing, and I miss my fair share of Friday afternoons, so no complaints here :-)

From Amiee on Thu, Dec 03, 2015 at 11:08:48 from 155.98.164.36

Actually I am more jealous of the European lunch break since it typically involves bubbles and naps!

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Sunrise BST loop w/ Roo.

I can't stop watching this...

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From allie on Fri, Dec 04, 2015 at 18:02:13 from 24.99.46.55

that heave!

i woke up our whole building with my touchdown scream.

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Surface Skis and Sundance Resort put on their 2nd Alpe d'Vert event so Jake, Andrea and I headed yonder for some uphill ski fun! I made it 6 laps before retiring to the Owl Bar making it my biggest ski vert day and my 2nd biggest vert day in history (second to The Rut). Good times!

15/16 Vertical Ski Feet Miles: 7716.0015/16 Backcountry Ski Miles Miles: 12.00
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From I street to the Ave's Twins w/ Roo. My legs feel fantastic after yesterday's ski vert fest. Weird.

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Rest day :)

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BST from work.

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AM: BST Roo-p!

PM: 1.75 GWs

15/16 Vertical Ski Feet Miles: 3003.0015/16 Backcountry Ski Miles Miles: 5.30
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Another rest day. Too busy.

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Skied to the top of Millcreek with Roo. Took forever since I was the first one up after the storm and I had to skin up AND down. Next time Nordic skis!

15/16 Vertical Ski Feet Miles: 1547.0015/16 Backcountry Ski Miles Miles: 9.30
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My hip flexors were so sore after setting the track in Millcreek yesterday, but I still managed to skin 6000' (almost!) at Brighton today. Running into Jake for 5000' of it helped!

15/16 Vertical Ski Feet Miles: 5956.0015/16 Backcountry Ski Miles Miles: 10.20
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From Jake K on Sat, Dec 12, 2015 at 16:45:37 from 67.166.113.191

I would argue that your appearance made MY effort a lot easier!

The uphill flies by when 90% of the conversation is Europe and New Zealand vacation discussion :-)

From Amiee on Sat, Dec 12, 2015 at 18:12:40 from 24.11.72.2

I found all my maps!!! Will get you them this week :)

From Jake K on Sun, Dec 13, 2015 at 08:42:01 from 67.166.113.191

Deal. I have something to give you in exchange... get excited! :-)

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Brighton laps.

15/16 Vertical Ski Feet Miles: 4301.0015/16 Backcountry Ski Miles Miles: 7.30
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From Jake K on Sun, Dec 13, 2015 at 19:47:35 from 67.166.113.191

You smashed up that 4300 barrier! :-)

From Amiee on Mon, Dec 14, 2015 at 17:10:11 from 24.11.72.2

Every foot counts. #200KbyMay

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AM: Had one of the most fun runs ever! Ran with Roo through the unplowed streets to the Coffee Garden and then over to Liberty Park to run up and down the little sledding hill and then over to Liberty Heights for some fresh bread and then home to shovel.

PM: Skied over to Liberty Park to do a lap with Wheels. 65 feet of vert.

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From allie on Mon, Dec 14, 2015 at 17:42:44 from 24.99.46.55

oh man, all of my favorite places! i'm sad we were never neighbors-ish.

From Amiee on Mon, Dec 14, 2015 at 19:25:25 from 24.11.72.2

I just skied it :)

From allie on Mon, Dec 14, 2015 at 19:27:05 from 208.54.64.247

ha!! :)

From Jake K on Mon, Dec 14, 2015 at 21:27:48 from 67.166.113.191

Unplowed street running this morning was THE BEST!!! I bet Roo had more fun than me, but not by much!

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Went up to Brighton in the evening for Wasatch SkiMo Race #3. It was so beautiful up there and the snow was so fluffy and happy and yay! This is the first time I actually tried to really race a course and it was so much fun!!! The course was a 415 ft uphill and then a good flat section followed by a powdery downhill. I was pretty proud of my splits:

Uphill: 10:39, 10:14, 10:31

Downhill: 1:28, 1:22, 1:22

15/16 Vertical Ski Feet Miles: 1832.0015/16 Backcountry Ski Miles Miles: 4.50
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From Jake K on Thu, Dec 17, 2015 at 21:15:01 from 67.166.113.191

That's good!

Did you nail the transitions? :-)

From Amiee on Thu, Dec 17, 2015 at 21:59:57 from 98.202.9.237

Actually yes! I watched a video and practiced :)

From Jake K on Fri, Dec 18, 2015 at 08:47:08 from 199.190.170.22

Nice!

I love that I can bend over w/out tearing my hamstrings this year... transitions on the rando skis got so much easier!!

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Tried to run on the BST, I thought it would be packed out, but it was not! Averaged about 30 minute miles. Roo had fun though (I think).

 

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One cold and crabby lap in the dark at Brighton by myself. Rewarded myself with Lone Star fish tacos :)

15/16 Vertical Ski Feet Miles: 1727.0015/16 Backcountry Ski Miles Miles: 3.40
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From Jake K on Fri, Dec 18, 2015 at 14:37:31 from 199.190.170.31

Did I ski past you? I finished up around 630ish.

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To the top of Millcreek with Roo.

15/16 Vertical Ski Feet Miles: 1548.0015/16 Backcountry Ski Miles Miles: 9.40
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Painfully boring Nordic ski at Mountain Dell.

15/16 Nordic Ski Miles Miles: 4.80
Slow milesFast milesTotal Distance
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Eek ski.

15/16 Vertical Ski Feet Miles: 2870.0015/16 Backcountry Ski Miles Miles: 6.00
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0.000.000.00

Millcreek ski.

15/16 Vertical Ski Feet Miles: 1533.0015/16 Backcountry Ski Miles Miles: 9.30
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0.000.000.00

Avenues ski.

15/16 Vertical Ski Feet Miles: 1122.0015/16 Backcountry Ski Miles Miles: 4.20
Slow milesFast milesTotal Distance
0.000.000.00

Christmas Milcreek ski.

15/16 Vertical Ski Feet Miles: 797.0015/16 Backcountry Ski Miles Miles: 4.90
Slow milesFast milesTotal Distance
5.800.005.80

Zoo BST run.

Slow milesFast milesTotal Distance
6.000.006.00

Zoo BST run.

Comments
From Rob Murphy on Mon, Dec 28, 2015 at 07:26:32 from 24.205.253.58

I see it's 8 degrees in Salt Lake now. That is just too cold. We may stay here until March. Will send you money for dog food.

From Amiee on Mon, Dec 28, 2015 at 09:37:48 from 155.98.164.36

But it is a dry cold so you will be fine! Plus Summit misses his family terribly :(

Slow milesFast milesTotal Distance
6.000.006.00

A crisp BST run in the darkness w/ Wheels, pups, and several herd of deer.

Slow milesFast milesTotal Distance
942.6038.60981.20
Salomon Speedcross Softy Blue Miles: 147.70Nordic Ski 2015 Miles: 20.70Nike LunarFly Miles: 41.00Altra Olympus Miles: 23.00Salmon Fellraisers Miles: 159.60Altra Lone Peak Miles: 11.50Salomon Speedcross - Sage Miles: 48.50Bikes 2015 Miles: 291.90La Sportiva Bushidos Miles: 86.0015/16 Vertical Ski Feet Miles: 55797.0015/16 Backcountry Ski Miles Miles: 145.2015/16 Nordic Ski Miles Miles: 4.80
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