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October 2008

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Location:

UT,USA

Member Since:

Feb 27, 2006

Gender:

Male

Goal Type:

Other

Running Accomplishments:

(2008) 5k Magna Classic (15:18)

(2007) Ogden Marathon (2:29:31)

(2007) St George Marathon (2:25:18)

 

 


Masters PRs:

17:09-2nd place Masters-

    Draper Days 5k (2013)

 

1:16:58-2nd place Masters-

    Utah Valley Half Marathon (2013)

 

Short-Term Running Goals:

Sub 2:40 at Deseret News Marathon. Never quite conquered that beast yet.

Long-Term Running Goals:

Run a good marathon again in the future.

Personal:

 

    
 

 

 

Miles:This week: 0.00 Month: 0.00 Year: 212.20
Brooks T-7 Lifetime Miles: 1193.31
Brooks T-7 Lifetime Miles: 1031.20
Saucony Fastwitch A-5 Lifetime Miles: 617.50
Skechers Go Run Lifetime Miles: 496.50
Saucony Kinvara 3 Lifetime Miles: 816.50
Brooks T-7 (used) Lifetime Miles: 1113.00
Saucony Kinvara 4 Lifetime Miles: 542.50
Brooks T-7 Lifetime Miles: 922.90
Brooks T-7 Lifetime Miles: 1051.50
Saucony Fastwitch Blueberry Lime Squeeze ) Lifetime Miles: 788.00
Nike Pegasus Lifetime Miles: 1008.10
Reebok Running Shoe Lifetime Miles: 442.35
Under Armour Black Micro Lifetime Miles: 463.00
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Easy 10 miles on the bike today. 

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Easy 10 miles out to Clearfield and back. I love fall mornings.  No time taken.  Dark Horse out...

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No run today, just biking as the back is still got some issues lately. After work I went for a ride through town and had meditation time.  Thought about my boys and how long it's been since I have seen them. I also thought about last years St George marathon and how I wish I could have gone this year but I just don't have it both physically and mentally this time.  I think I will stay home this year and perhaps go to Temple Square tomorrow morning and listen to morning conference session.   Have'nt done that in a quite a while and so I'm looking forward to that.    Dark Horse out....

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Just some easy miles on the bike today.  Being extra cautious and not really wanting to get too serious about running anyway.   Dark Horse out...

 

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Just an easy 12 miles to work and back on the bike.  Brr.... It's starting to get a bit chilly now at night. Old man winter has entered the building.  Try some easy running tomorrow. 

I have a self imposed moratorium now; No more news financial or otherwise for a month as it's starting to get really depressing. Uplifting material only!  In light of that fact I think I'll take a nap now while I listen to some Beethoven. I really love his Eroica symphony for numerous reasons. One is that it has an interesting history behind Beethoven's motivation for composing it originally.     Dark Horse out.....

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Went to see W tonight and despite how my family and others felt I was glad I did. Not because I'm Bush basher but because I am fascinated with the office of President and the men who hold that office.  I have to say that despite the clownlike attributes that were imposed by director Oliver Stone, I walked out of the theatre with a healthy dose of humility and respect for the man.  Why?   Because I could see that he was an imperfect man living in an imperfect world.   We expect so much out of our leaders,  much more than we expect of ourselves I believe.  There is so much that happens behind the world scene that we know very little about, and so much garbage that is fed to us by an agenda driven media.  We cannot know merely by what we see and hear from them.  This why for me I will choose a candidate this year not only on the basis of issues but also by the prompting and guidance of the Holy Ghost.  By no other way can I feel secure in the choice and judgement concerning our future leaders.    Dark Horse out....    

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Finally... A run without pain.  Now that I work overnights I am running in the evening hours and without reflective gear it can be quite hazardous to your health!  Time to dust off that new reflective vest I won at the Riverton 10k. 

Interesting workout tonight, my form and quad mechanics felt strangely different. Most likely the result of riding the mountain bike for a month. Even my my legs are larger and my weight has gone up 10lbs.  That's ok though because I need the extra weight and reserves.  Not to mention the fact I look better physically.  Anyway, the run felt strong and smooth with the miles clicking off before I knew it.  No time taken though, just running loose and enjoying the time to think and relax.   Dark Horse out...

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No run today, just the bike and it is definitely nippy out there now. I still enjoy it though and I keep debating if I should take up cycle racing. I just don't have much desire to run anymore and I don't know why. Get back to you on that one.  For now I will rely on God's will with things and if he says run, then I'll run. In fact I found a scripture in the Bible that was very comforting and interesting to read.

In that day will I raise up the tabernacle of David that is fallen, and close up the breaches thereof; and I will raise up his ruins, and I will build it as in days of old;   Amos 9:11

Watching a repeat of General Conference this morning helped me in remembering the fact that everything is in his hands now, so I do have faith that things will get better.  I believe they already are...     Dark Horse out.

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No run today, busy out looking for a new and more permanent place to live.  Looks as if I may be going to be a little farther north this time. Dark Horse out...

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I'm back from my little cycling vacation now and complete with a timed mile to get a rough estimate of fitness. I tell you the time later...

Afterwards I went to work on my motorcycle. Got quite a bit done including a crankcase cover replacement and body work. Almost done and she'll be ready to ride. I have to say this though, I was extremely hesitant to even pull this bike out of storage, however it's all that I have to get around with now. So those of you shaking your heads in disbelief ask yourself this, what would you do? Especially if there isn't public transportation available at the hours you work at.    Dark Horse out...

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Went to see the new film "W" today. It was nothing I expected in both a good and bad sense. It portrayed an imperfect man living and presiding in a very imperfect world.  Much like the writer of this blog entry.  I went in with an open mind and much to the disdain and opposition of family and friends.  In spite of it all I came out not with contempt but with a much different feeling and change of attitude toward our President. 

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Easy five miles today, just hanging loose and enjoying running for a while.  Slowly putting in some miles while hoping nothing falls apart with my back.  

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I finally got around to putting an entry in today,  Overall a mixed day both happy and sad I suppose.  I  can't put it into words. Being single again after almost 7 years of marriage is quite a change.  Adjustment to a new life period is really tough some days and that is all I have to say about that.  The good news is that the old darkhorse has finally headed for the gate and is looking out over the track.  Where is that Seabiscuit movie again?   Dark Horse out...

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An easy 6 miles out to Kaysville and around. Nothing special, just easy running again. Slowly trying to get back into things little by little.

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Easy run today around Hillfield road and back down. 6 miles total with no time.

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Easy 4 miles this evening up to Davis lanes and back down home. Thought about bowling again and how much I missed it.  Leagues however don't start for a while so until then I'm looking into seeing if I can pick up a new ball and maybe practice for a while.   Dark Horse out...

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First hard workout in along time if you could call it that.  Grabbed my note book and drew out some workouts for the next few weeks. I am going to start out a little different this year and work on mainly speed and power.  So tonight I incorporated 10 sec all out sprints followed by 2 minutes of slow running or jogging. The body just felt really strong and healthy today during the workout.  One reason I think is that I'm finally sleeping better now and eating better too. Just need to ditch the Krispy Kreme donuts I suppose.  It's hard to resist in the morning because when I was riding the bicycle from work  I would stop and grab a free one!

Evil donuts..    Dark Horse out.

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