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Saint George,UT,

Member Since:

Nov 19, 2007



Goal Type:

Boston Qualifier

Running Accomplishments:

SGM 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010,2011,2012,2013,2014.

Utah Grand Slam 2012 - Unofficial

Short-Term Running Goals:

Keep being sexy

Long-Term Running Goals:

Ran 3:42:32 at SGM 2009.


Saint George, Utah resident. Married father of 6

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more treadmill @ fitStop easy miles

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treadmill miles. Nice and easy.

54 minutes

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Treadmill miles.

I took an "extendo lunch" and ran 4 miles. Then I ran/walked another 2 miles. Then I walked .75. Not sure how long it took me. I was still a little sore from football the day previous. I was hoping to not overdo it, and just get some miles in.

I am running the 10k this Saturday with Little Dog AJ and HotStuff Pizza is running the 5k.

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Ran 6-7 miles on virgin river trail in St. George.

Started feeling sick.

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Race: Run4Kids (6.2 Miles) 00:47:40, Place overall: 16, Place in age division: 2
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It was a beautiful day for a run, and little dog (AJ) was with me as a race buddy.
I had been suffering stomach and digestive issues for a few days and it still hadn't cleared come race time. My goal initially was to beat 45.  Come racetime I modified it to beat 48 minutes.


AJ and I started out quick and ran the downhill 1st mile in 7:05.
Followed the 2nd mile in 6:58. AJ was running pretty easy.  I could tell i was
just slowng him up.
I tried to push it on the 3rd mile. I didn't do so hot. AJ was a little ahead of me, and soon I just told him to keep going and run hard.  I think he felt bad for leaving me.

The 3rd mile came in at 7:37.

For miles 3 and 4 the woman leader (Kjersten) traded spots with me a few times. and some of the time we ran side by side.  Her stride was effortless, and I knew I couldn't last.

4th mile came in at 7:43 and I knew I was slipping. Luckily my stomach was being quiet and mostly pain free.  I resisted the urge to walk, but gave in about a minute into mile 5.  I walked for 45 seconds. Then started out slowly again as the hill just drained all my power.

The 5th mile came in at 8:59.

Then I jogged up the hill to the corner, and I was hoping to have a little more power left for the finish, so I decided to take another walk break.  This one lasted 30 seconds.
By this time, another female runner and another older "so it seemed" runner past me in the middle of my walk.  When I started back up again I just tried to keep my position and finish strong.

As  I turned down into the Coral Canyon turn-off I jogged past the 6 mile marker in 7:49. But I didn't feel like I had a whole lot left, and to be honest, I didn't think it really mattered much.

The 2nd place female runner was definitely in reach, and the "older" runner was close too. But, I coasted in. The last .2 in 1.26 for a 47.36 finish. 

As it turns out, the "older" runner was actally younger by 2 years and thus, he was in my age group. He beat me by 1.6 seconds to win our AD. Doh!

I'm not sure how I feel about that.  Would I have run harder if I knew he was in my age division? probably. Should I have run harder anyway? maybe. Was I just happy to be finishing knowing I wasn't feeling 100%? definitely.

All-in-all I enjoyed running because AJ (little dog) beat me by 2 minutes. He trained a little and really ran great.  It makes the Big Dog proud, so even though I am a little disappointed in my effort, and result, I am happy for another run with my son. Plus, HotStuffPizza ran the 5k! Wahoo! That was cool and I am way proud of her doing her first run.





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I ran at lunch on the treadmill.  Still not feeling good.

I went 5 slow miles. and walked a little at the end.

It took me about 45 minutes.

Hope I get feeling better soon.

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Ran with kamri in the jog stroller.

She wasn;t real happy, so we came home

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5 nice and easy on the treadmill.

I ran with Hot Stuff pizza.

Soon, we will be outside!

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I was going to do 4, but after 2 I had EP troubles. It was a miserable day all around

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Treadmill 10k. Took it easy.  Not as fun as running outside, but I was happy to get the miles in.  it took me about 54 minutes.

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6 miles in 54 minutes on treadmill

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6 treadmill. Nice and easy

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8 in 75 minutes. Treadmill.  Walked another .5

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3 outside miles with HotStuff Pizza. It was a beautiful day for a jog.

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Lunch: 1.5 fast miles. (treadmill) for me.

also, swam .5 mile during lunch

Evening: 6 slow miles outside!!!!

The outside 6 miles run is my version of a 10k. Kind of like Sasha's Uneventful half.

It is my uneventful 6. No hills. Not much scenery.  Except I actually love to run by some of the farms and stuff on Mill Road.  The cool air comes off of the fields and it's kind of fun to see the horses and cows.  Plus every once in awhile a farm dog comes and runs with me.


So happy to be outside running again.

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3 outside with hotstuff pizza.

We ran at lunch. It was windy and sunny. Just good to be outside!

It took 35 minutes.

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Morning:4 miles to HWY. Nice and easy. 42 minutes.

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