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St. George,UT,U.S.A

Member Since:

Apr 02, 2005



Goal Type:


Running Accomplishments:

97th at Boston

1:09:40 Half Marathon

2:25:50 Marathon


Short-Term Running Goals:

Get healthy enough to enjoy a run again.

Long-Term Running Goals:

To be able to do it... long term. 


"To give anything less than your best is to sacrifice the Gift" -Steve Prefontaine

Live your life. Take chances. Be crazy. Don't wait. Because right now is the oldest you've ever been and the youngest you'll be... ever again.

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Miles:This week: 0.00 Month: 0.00 Year: 0.00
Baby Jogger Lifetime Miles: 623.95
Kinvara Lifetime Miles: 313.32
Asics TRI Lifetime Miles: 610.65
Pegasus Lifetime Miles: 520.90
Kinvara2 Lifetime Miles: 350.20
Ghost Yellow Lifetime Miles: 374.25
Kestrel Bike Lifetime Miles: 1883.75
NB- Rainbow Lifetime Miles: 57.80
Red Cumulus Lifetime Miles: 594.95
Neon Launch Lifetime Miles: 533.40
DS Trainer Lifetime Miles: 467.77
Green Pegasus Lifetime Miles: 479.75
Lunerglide Lifetime Miles: 276.70
Blue Pegasus Lifetime Miles: 528.06
NoosTri Lifetime Miles: 283.07
BlueKinvara Lifetime Miles: 216.60
Innov Lifetime Miles: 58.50
Ride Lifetime Miles: 207.45
NavPeg Lifetime Miles: 162.50
Green K5's Lifetime Miles: 88.00
Total Distance
Pulse Miles: 525.70Glycerin Miles: 65.65Defyance Miles: 248.00New Orange Landreth Miles: 309.90TypeA Miles: 117.90Launch Miles: 391.34Baby Jogger Miles: 159.60New Landreth Miles: 34.20Defyance 2 Miles: 411.00Speedstar Miles: 35.20Defyance 3 Miles: 423.05Ghost Miles: 300.10Launch 2 Miles: 275.95New Speedstar Miles: 34.10Used Blk Launch Miles: 62.50Pulse Red Miles: 100.65Pulse Neon Green Miles: 98.45
Total Distance

Nice good run this morning south of STG actually in and out of AZ. A good group of guys: Bill, Dave, James and Logan. The sun was out and it felt good out- a nice way to bring in the new year. For the last 8 years or so I've played in a golf tourney on New Years day but this year we decided not to do it so I was able to run. During our little run we went and visited more rock art left by the natives here in the area. In the last couple days I've seen some really cool pictures. Anyways now to relax, eat a pizza and watch some football. 

Pulse Miles: 9.25
Total Distance

I'm a walking mess. I ended up getting sick again this holiday season after Fridays run. So another day on the couch for me. Mentally I'm so sick of being sick I could almost go insane.

Total Distance

5.4 mile B-hills loop this morning. It was brisk and my face was cold. 

6.6 mile B-hills loop this evening with my uncle. Nice and easy.  

Glycerin Miles: 6.60Defyance Miles: 5.40
Total Distance

Went out south of town to the Little Black Mt and did a loop out there. For the most part it was the same loop as I did with the guys last week. Only I kept going past the petroglyphs about a mile and then turned south until hitting the powerline road that looped back to the jeep. I was surprised to see that it was a perfect 10 mile loop and decided to do it once more. First lap in 1:13:35

Total time 2:22:04 so around a 7:07 min mile avg for the run. I didn't ever feel in the groove but I never felt crappy either. So I guess I'll take it. Started the run at around 1 p.m and it was BEA-utiful outside. Shorts and headphones and lots of sunshine. 

New Orange Landreth Miles: 20.00
From Jon on Tue, Jan 05, 2010 at 20:01:43 from


From Superfly on Tue, Jan 05, 2010 at 22:08:33 from

Jon- I thought about you on the run while I listened to Rocky Raccoon by the Beatles on my ipod. Wish you could train on some of these trails with this weather... hang in there man and get feeling better.

From Adam RW on Tue, Jan 05, 2010 at 22:45:02 from

Nice workout!

From Jon on Tue, Jan 05, 2010 at 22:53:19 from

Clyde- the weather and trails would both be nice. But I didn't know there was a song named Rocky Raccoon. I'll have to listen to it.

Total Distance

Did the B-hills loop this morning. Was kind of sore and very tired but got through the run. I didn't sleep a wink last  night and it always hurts my running. I'll just chill the rest of the day and not go out again. Hopefully I can get out twice on Thursday with the club run and all. 

TypeA Miles: 8.00
From Holt on Wed, Jan 06, 2010 at 15:45:57 from

Everyone still sick?

From Superfly on Thu, Jan 07, 2010 at 00:07:57 from

Dave- Mik'L is the only one sick. She hAs what I had on sat. But Myler was being fussy last night and kept me up, and I just couldn't sleep.

Total Distance

Club run tonight at the DC. We did a shorter run around the 5 mile loop and extended up to the gas station before we left. Then I looped up around STG Ford and into Bloomington then back up the trail for a few more. As I was coming up the trail down in Bloomington Aaron came running up behind me and we chatted for a little over a mile back up to the DC. He pushed the pace so we hit that mile around 6:15 but the rest of the run was walkie talkie pace. 

Pulse Miles: 11.80
From Little Bad Legs on Thu, Jan 07, 2010 at 21:36:16 from

How's the hammy holding up?

From Superfly on Fri, Jan 08, 2010 at 12:14:25 from

The hammy has kind of taken on a Jekyll and Hyde approach. Some days I don't notice it at all or even some weeks. Then all of the sudden (like last night) it will ache all night long.

I've kind of stopped thinking about it. I figure if it ever heals then I'll really start racing again and if not I'll just enjoy running the miles I can get in when I can get them.

I dunn' oh... what do ya do?

From Little Bad Legs on Fri, Jan 08, 2010 at 15:38:54 from

That's rough man. I was hoping it was no longer an issue as you haven't referenced it in your entries the past few weeks.

Good luck making it a thing of the past. I know it's hard to plan any races when things aren't 'right,' but I'll ask anyway--any races in the near future you're at least hoping to run?

From Superfly on Fri, Jan 08, 2010 at 19:10:46 from

I'm going to run the Red Hot 50K + in Moab on Feb 13. It will be my first "official" race since STG in '08. Then after that if the hammy will allow I will do SLC as a training run and then Utah Valley (in June) as my first real marathon or road race. Then I'd like to train hard all summer and try to hammer another STG in the fall but this is all according to how the hammy feels.

What about you? Any big races this year?

Total Distance

(This took place on Sat... I didn't run any miles on Fri) 2x Utah hill loops this morning with Logan and Steve. Bill joined on the first lap. Felt really good and was pumped to put this one in the bank. After we finished the second loop Logan and I ran back out a little over a mile to square it off at 30 for the run. It was a beautiful blue sky morning as we got to the top of the mountain out there and the sun was first coming up. Didn't keep track of pace at all but was just under 4 hours for the two loops with all the bathroom and eating stops. 

Total Distance

Did a long run today and not Friday but it won't let me cut and past and I don't want to do it again. 

New Orange Landreth Miles: 30.00
From Little Bad Legs on Sat, Jan 09, 2010 at 15:34:13 from

Awesome run Clyde. Very impressive!

From Benny's on Sat, Jan 09, 2010 at 15:36:47 from

freaking awesome!!! dang!!!

From Logan Fielding on Sat, Jan 09, 2010 at 19:33:31 from

Any word on the condo yet?

From Superfly on Sat, Jan 09, 2010 at 22:25:07 from

Thanks guys it went well.

Logan they are out of the office until Monday but we think it will but under 200 for sure maybe like 115.

From xcrunner7 on Sun, Jan 10, 2010 at 00:00:06 from

All I can say is wow and that I'm really jealous.

From Adam RW on Sun, Jan 10, 2010 at 16:59:22 from

I didn't think a run was considered long until it went over 33 miles. But great effort on your medium run :)...

From jtshad on Sun, Jan 10, 2010 at 17:05:01 from

Great run,man that is packing on the miles!

Total Distance

It was a beautiful 60 f this afternoon here in Dixie when I went out at 3 p.m. Once running I was hot but it felt amazing. I dropped Myler off at grandmas and ran from her house down around Bloomington and back on the trail. I had to stop over at St. George Ford to get the other set of keys to a car I bought on Saturday. The run was great with no hammy pain. I stayed at a pretty consistent pace of 7 min miles but did roll from the bottom of Bloomington up to River Road at around 6:30 pace. Roughly 4 miles. Nothing snappy but a little faster turnover to help push the avg for the run down to 6:56. Feeling really good about training right now and that makes me smile more than Mc Donalds does. 

Defyance Miles: 13.70
From Clay on Mon, Jan 11, 2010 at 22:25:31 from

Great run Clyde! Your doing awesome, keep up the good work;-)

From jtshad on Tue, Jan 12, 2010 at 10:03:29 from

Nice to have such a good run!

From Superfly on Tue, Jan 12, 2010 at 19:05:41 from

Thanks guys!

Clay I know you have one up there now so I can't tease you... but I had some really good In and Out just barely. I hadn't eaten there for some time and it really hit the spot.

From Clay on Wed, Jan 13, 2010 at 11:45:12 from

Ya I have been having like one a week, its pretty bad!!! They are good though;-)

Total Distance

Out and back run today over to the DC pushing Myler in the jogger. The temps were lovely again and really gave me a rush of spring fever. I just took things smooth as to try and not aggravate the hammy at all. Myler enjoyed the ride and fell asleep after two miles and didn't wake up until we had about a mile to go. It was a great run and fun to see so many people out running, walking or biking on the trails. 

Pulse Miles: 12.00
Total Distance

Ran over to Webb hill and did 3 repeats up it with Logan. They sucked big time. I was dead on the first one and hit it in 8:18. Then on the second I felt a little better but the time was slower at 8:20. The third was hard from the start and was the slowest at 8:30. None of these were at all out effort. In fact we just ran them at around regular 7:15 effort on a flat road. Then I extended around the Knolls on the way home to round it off at 12. Good workout but a hard one for my present shape. 

Launch Miles: 12.00
From Holt on Thu, Jan 14, 2010 at 10:06:24 from

Next Meat Grinder set - I am there!

From Dustin on Thu, Jan 14, 2010 at 12:36:15 from

Good job, sounds like a tough workout

From Superfly on Thu, Jan 14, 2010 at 12:42:23 from

Guys it sucked... I remember them being much more fun back when we were doing them in the summer of 08.

From Holt on Thu, Jan 14, 2010 at 15:41:30 from

I remember them as being more HEINOUS than fun! But also B E A U tiful!

Total Distance

B-hills inner loop this morning. Legs and body both felt trashed... dead! But managed to make the rounds. I won't be able to go to the club run tonight as I forgot and scheduled a run in Hurricane with my uncle. So if anyone is out there at 5 I'll be doing 5 miles as a slow and easy pace. 

Ended up not going to Hurricane and then just felt like not running here with the club either. Just kind of trashed and tired. So a evening at home resting for then next two days of longer runs.  

Glycerin Miles: 5.40
From Holt on Thu, Jan 14, 2010 at 15:42:09 from

By the way, that is kind of a Steven thing to do - the plan a run on Thursday. Boo to you!

From Superfly on Fri, Jan 15, 2010 at 12:04:07 from

I know man... sorry. But what is even more Steven of me was that we canceled our run in Hurricane and I still didn't show to club. Needed the night off I guess.

Total Distance

Nice longish run this morning. Up early so I could finish before Mik'L went to the office. I took the new parkway out around by SunRiver and then followed the river trail up to and then around through B-hills back home. I felt pretty good but never pushed it. Just hung out around the 6:50 and 7 min guy the entire run. Only one potty stop and I ate Taco Bell last night. Now to rest up for another longer run tomorrow. 

Defyance Miles: 17.80
From Benny's on Fri, Jan 15, 2010 at 12:26:32 from

I hate those potty stops...good run

From Holt on Fri, Jan 15, 2010 at 17:05:13 from

Tomorrow's plan is...?

From Adam RW on Fri, Jan 15, 2010 at 21:39:21 from

I would say a one count to TB is pretty good. Have a great weekend.

From Jon on Sat, Jan 16, 2010 at 00:36:57 from

maybe you should eat TB pre-race!

From Superfly on Sat, Jan 16, 2010 at 14:20:54 from

Hey it seems that TB isn't too bad... maybe a new pre race meal:) NOT! Mentally I'd start pooping the morning off just because of the stress.

Total Distance

2 loops out at little black mt with the guys. We had a good chat and made our way around the first lap. Then hit the truck and hydrated then went back out. On the second loop we took the first 5 miles really easy... maybe slower than on the first lap. After that we started to lay down some tracks. Logan and I were feeling it with some nice smooth strides as we rolled back at around a 6 min mile avg. It was nice to finish off a strong week with a strong run. Feeling like I'm getting closer to were I want to be before the race on the 13th of Feb. 

New Orange Landreth Miles: 20.00
From Adam RW on Sat, Jan 16, 2010 at 18:15:37 from

Does this mean I have to go run an extra 1-3 mi tonight?

Nice workout and nice week. It is amazing how the 30-miler didn't even phase you for this week.

From Jon on Sat, Jan 16, 2010 at 20:52:35 from

It's always nice when you start feeling in racing shape a month before the race.

Wish I had thrown on an extra .5 miles today...

Total Distance

Logan and I ran out in the rain on the Barrel Roll trail above Santa Clara. It looked pretty nasty out but one we got going the weather was never an issue. We looped it once and were at 9 miles back to the truck. The we did an out and back down into Green Valley to put us at 17.1 for the day. Slow and easy out on the rocky trails. This will be good training for our race coming up. 

Defyance Miles: 17.10
Total Distance

Dropped Myler off at grandmas and then did a run up around B-hills over to Flying J. Then down into Bloomington to the trail and back up to River Road then over to her house. About two miles into it the rain started and for about the next 4 miles I got soaked- it was cold too. Then I had a potty stop at the DC and just tried to make it back to the house. Not a great run at all. In fact for some reason it beat the crap out of me. I know one reason is the shoes I had on are done. Running on flat shoes really trashes the entire body... cuz now my back hurts too. Anyways another day another dollar... but glad it's done. 

Glycerin Miles: 11.20
Total Distance

Meat Grinder Wednesdays... Logan and I met at the hill and did three "grinders". I felt flat before we started so you can guess how they went. Neither one of us timed them but I'm guessing they were about what they were last week. Pushed through them and then finished the run back around the Knolls like I did last week. 

Launch Miles: 12.00
From Adam RW on Wed, Jan 20, 2010 at 23:03:32 from

Miles in the bank.

From Holt on Thu, Jan 21, 2010 at 09:41:44 from

Meat in the bank! or freezer?

Total Distance

Got a short run in this morning out in the dark and rain. Legs felt pretty good after yesterdays hill workout. Lots of rain this week: good and bad. Good cuz we really, really need the water. Bad cuz it makes it hard to get runs in when it's cold and wet out. Hopefully it's not muddy and wet on Sat for our 30 mile (speed) workout. 

6.3 miles on the treadmill this evening. It was raining way too much to go out and do the club run. If anyone else went bless your souls.  

Defyance Miles: 3.40
From Paul on Thu, Jan 21, 2010 at 10:54:38 from

I'd kill to get rained on during a run.

From Superfly on Thu, Jan 21, 2010 at 19:46:26 from

Paul it's not like you think. I love a good run in the summer during a rain storm... but this is a solid rain and you'd be soaked through you tights in a quarter mile... then the wind and colder temps (43 ish) just freeze ya.

Actually running in a snow storm would be much more enjoyable. You wouldn't get half as cold or soaked.

From Samantha Dean-Howard on Fri, Jan 22, 2010 at 06:27:07 from

Hey I hear your doing a long long long race from Bennys blog so hey GOOD Luck with the race :-D

From Holt on Fri, Jan 22, 2010 at 10:17:09 from

You guys are all slackers and wimps (Loagie and Clyde, Bill, Abraham Lincoln, etc..)!

From Superfly on Fri, Jan 22, 2010 at 10:52:39 from

Thanks Samantha. The actual race isn't until Feb 13 but we are doing a 30 mile long run tomorrow in prep.

Dave- Sorry mate it was raining way too hard last night to go over there... if you did you should get a prize. Maybe I'll get you one of the new Pepsi's with real sugar.

From Holt on Fri, Jan 22, 2010 at 11:44:33 from

It makes me wonder what in the crap they had in there before? And should anyone have been drinking it?!

Total Distance

Took the day off before the big workout on Saturday. 

Total Distance

Well this goes down as one of the top 3 workouts in my lifetime for a number of reasons. First I wanted to bail and do it next week because we've had hard rain for a week. That equals mud to your hind end. Second I knew there would be mud. Third there was a chance of even more showers this morning after raining all night and that could lead to mud. However Logan used the commitment pattern on me on the phone and next thing I know by 8 a.m I was running out in the mud. 

The plan was to do 3 loops out at Little Black Mt. Each loop is a perfect 10 miles. So we wanted to do the first one as a kind of long warm up. Then run the second at trail race effort. Then do the third as a longish cool down. All in all a nice 30 mile day.

So we hit the first lap in 1:15. Not bad considering 100 meters from the truck we were already in bad mud. Shoes were caked and we had just begun. The first 2.3 miles of the loop were by far the worst. I told Logan if there would have been alligators this could pass as a swamp. Just gooey, slimy mud about 5 inches deep every step. After that it was hit and miss but still very muddy all the way around.

Anyways as we started the second loop we were a little hesitant to even try any "tempo" because what could you really do in this? Well we did very well if I dare say so. After plowing through the now even muckier first few we settled into a smooth flow. It was however always hampered with the spot where you would about loose a shoe in deep mud but we hit this lap in 1:07. Really good considering...

The last lap was going to be nice and easy as our reward for breaking 1:08 on the second lap. But Logan kept the pace honest and again after we snorkeled through the first now painful section we hit the final lap in 1:12. A great time considering.

3:34:20 for 30 miles in those conditions had us both pretty jazzed about our up coming race in Moab. We finally made it back to my house and I was in the first stages of hypothermia having been wet for hours and now cooled down. But now after a hot shower and some grub I'm really glad we pushed through such an epic workout.   

Launch Miles: 10.00New Orange Landreth Miles: 20.00
From Little Bad Legs on Sat, Jan 23, 2010 at 15:56:14 from


From Burt on Sat, Jan 23, 2010 at 16:26:48 from

Commitment pattern, ha! Great run. Sub 7 for the middle 10 is incredible.

From Logan Fielding on Sat, Jan 23, 2010 at 16:33:02 from


I hope your side stitch is better :) Good run my friend!

From Clay on Sat, Jan 23, 2010 at 16:44:01 from

Wow! Awesome run Clyde! You and Logan are amazing.

From Jon on Sun, Jan 24, 2010 at 00:22:50 from

Wow. Sounds... epic!

From Dustin on Mon, Jan 25, 2010 at 10:58:14 from

Great job on the workout. You are both going to do awesome

From Superfly on Tue, Jan 26, 2010 at 00:17:30 from

Thanks guys. Wish you all could have been there:)

Total Distance

5.4 mile loop this afternoon before my uncle came over. I took my phone with me and he called when I had about 2.5 left. So for the remainder of that loop I laid down the hammer and ran hard back home. I didn't have a watch but I'm guessing the pace was at or just under 6 min. Felt good because I knew it was only going to be for a short time and it was nice because I had wanted to do some tempo stuff this week. 

6.6 mile loop with him. Pace was somewhere at around 8 min mile. He is running great and showing some strong improvements. We never had to stop and walk either.   

Pulse Miles: 6.60
From Dustin on Mon, Jan 25, 2010 at 20:51:57 from

Good start to the week

Total Distance

B-hills loop this morning. Felt kind of tired but other than that good. It was a nice morning with blue skies looming. Now to start a busy day and start crossing things off the list. 

Defyance Miles: 10.00
Total Distance

Was planning on running 20 this morning with Steve but it was raining cats and dogs. Then it rained almost all day and I was busy... long story short I let this one slip by the way side. 

Total Distance

B-hills loop this morning. There was a thick fog out and it seemed pretty weird out on the streets. Reminded me of living in the UK with the wet streets, fog and dark clouds. By the time I got back home the fog was so thick I could seek water molecules in the air and I was basically swimming. Kind of fun seeing that here in the desert. Now it's beautiful blue ski day out!

12 miles tonight. I did 2 before the guys showed and then 10 with the club. Nice run over to the Knolls park and back. Felt pretty good but my stomach was kind of sketchy. I took some advile before the run on an empty tummy and that got things jacked. The hammy was a little tight too but nothing crazy. Good to finally get out with most the guys again.  

Pulse Miles: 8.00Launch Miles: 12.00
From Benny's on Sat, Jan 30, 2010 at 00:15:27 from

Good Run never ever take advil, aspirin on a long run!!! lol it will make your stomach go nuttz

From Superfly on Sun, Jan 31, 2010 at 00:48:55 from

Benny- thanks man I wish I would have known this before.... Now that I've been sick for two days since.

Live and learn!

Total Distance

After my run on Thursday my stomach was way jacked and I spent the night by trying to throw up (never did  but would have felt better if I could have). I can't believe that I'm sick again!

Total Distance

No run again today. Still kind of sick. I was going to try a shorter run in the afternoon but we ended up going up to Torrey for the night. Hopefully with all this rest I can be ready for a good week next week and then a good race then next. 

Total Distance

A pleasant run this evening around B-hills and the Knolls. I didn't get out until dusk but the temps were still great. The smell of BBQ's in several locations along the run made me a little giddy for spring. It took about 4 miles for the legs to get going as I haven't ran since last Thursday. So this was a Monday (times two). But once warmed I felt great and tried to float around the streets. Very relaxing run.  

Pulse Miles: 10.00
Total Distance

Nice morning run with Paul H. We did the B-hills loop at a comfortable 7:30 pace. Legs felt good and it was nice to get out with Paul again after not running with him for a few weeks. He did the first 8 with me then I extended back around the Knolls to add a couple more. 

I'm kind of getting worried about the race in Moab. Not about me or but about the weather. After the last few weeks of stormy weather there has been an ample amount of snow in the Moab region... and it's been cold. Bone chilly cold. Like a high of 25 F everyday. There are a few more storms on the forecast between now and next weekend and that could lead to more snow... So anyways if the race still happens I'm guessing the course isn't going to be fast. Logan and I are feeling good and wanted to see how we matched up with the course record. Not saying we'd get it but after a solid race it would be fun to see how our times compared. Anywho I at least hope it still happens as we have some nonrefundable rooms.  

5.4 mile loop this afternoon with my uncle. Nice and slow but a good run. It was kind of good for the legs to just shake out after doing house work all day.  

Glycerin Miles: 5.40Defyance Miles: 10.00
Total Distance

Nice solid tempo workout tonight. In fact it may be the longest tempo type workout since back in sept of 2008. I did a out and back run of 5.5 miles that put me around the Knolls over through B-hills and right over by the freeway on the trail. I went out in 37:26 and that was around 6:48 pace. On the way back the only goal I had was to negative split and to not overdue it. 

I turned around and got going here are the splits: 6:13, 5:55, 6:03, 5:44, 5:51, and 5:50 pace for the last half mile. For a total of 32:36 and a 5:56 avg for the 5.5 miles back.

Nothing amazing or anything but very exciting for someone coming off an injury and hasn't ran any speed for like 16 or 17 months. It was kind of fun and the hammy really didn't act up. Plus I didn't feel like I was killing myself. I mean I was working and had to focus but not maxing out. So we will see how the legs and hammy feel in the next day or two.  

TypeA Miles: 11.00
From Dustin on Thu, Feb 04, 2010 at 16:04:14 from

Good job Clyde looks like you are coming right along with your speed.

Total Distance

Did the B-hills loop this morning before Mik'L had to go. I just took it easy and tried to loosen up the legs. They felt really good considering last nights little tempo run. No real soreness. So it was nice to just shake them out. 

10 miles with the club tonight. We did a out and back. Down the trail to Bloomington and then over the bridge to the other trail that runs down into SunRiver. We had to follow a dirt road for a mile or so on the bottom end to get the distance. On the way down we were at 7:25ish pace and on the way back we hit a 7:01 avg. My quads were a little sore and trashed from yesterdays workout. Kind of a delayed soreness. Most likely I'll take it easy tomorrow as to not overdue things.  

Pulse Miles: 10.00Launch Miles: 5.40
From Adam RW on Thu, Feb 04, 2010 at 23:09:46 from

So much for keeping up with you for mileage this year. Nice running so far this week.

Total Distance

B-hills loop this evening with .2 extended. My legs are kind of dead. I pushed a mini tempo workout on Wednesday and boy I can sure feel it now. It hurts... in a good way. I worked in the yard for a spell today burning weeds and other junk and that wore me out too. So tonight I ran very easy. It aint nothin but a G' thang baby. 

Defyance Miles: 8.20
Total Distance

Met up with Dave and Logan this morning on the Warner Valley road. We did an out and back run down the road. It had rained all night and in some sections the road was very, very muddy. Other sections weren't too bad and we were able to maintain a honest pace. However the muddy sections were honestly horrible. It was the clay sections that were the worst. Anywho a very solid workout all the way around as we hit a 7:22 pace avg.

Now to tapper off hard before the race next week. I hope to be well rested and healthy for Moab and then we'll see what happens.... it's gonna be cold that's for sure.

New Orange Landreth Miles: 20.00
Total Distance

B-hills loop this morning. The run was punishing. My legs were totally dead and I was tired after the first mile. Just had to focus on form and push on through to the house. Glad to be done for the day. I'll continue to taper off and hopefully it will bring my legs back. 

Pulse Miles: 8.00
Total Distance

Pushed Myler around B-hills. My legs felt much better today and have finally dropped the soreness that I was packing around after last weeks tempo workout. We just peacefully made our way around the loop but then it started to rain (again) and I had to go into all out tempo for about a mile and a half so the little guy didn't get wet, cold and sick. Anyways we made it back safe. I'm amazed with all the rain we've had this year. I've only seen it rain in Utah like this once before and that was in 2005 when houses were floating down the river. There has been a lot of precipitation- a good thing. 

Baby Jogger Miles: 6.60Launch Miles: 6.60
From Jon on Tue, Feb 09, 2010 at 23:26:34 from

Do you guys have any flooding this year?

From Superfly on Wed, Feb 10, 2010 at 17:32:55 from

Jon- so far none and that blows my mind. The amount of water we've got here in town should flooded something, somewhere. But I haven't heard anything. Good news I guess. We got the water and not the drama.

From Jon on Wed, Feb 10, 2010 at 22:16:31 from

Can't complain about that...

From Jon on Wed, Feb 10, 2010 at 23:49:37 from

Go kick some butt this weekend, by the way!

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Out and back into B-hills pushing Myler. It was a nice sunny day and a enjoyable run. The hammy and calves were a little tight through 4 miles but then loosened up. Not much but something I hope to avoid on Saturday. 

I hauled compost onto the garden this morning from the landfill. They sell the best stuff out there and for cheap. They filled my truck bed up with wet compost for only $7.50. A bag of the same type stuff at Lowes is like 4 bucks. Anyways the garden is ready to plant... maybe next week.  

Baby Jogger Miles: 8.00Pulse Miles: 8.00
From Clay on Wed, Feb 10, 2010 at 20:23:40 from

What race are you running on Saturday Clyde?

From Superfly on Wed, Feb 10, 2010 at 23:48:41 from

It's the Moab 50k +

From Holt on Thu, Feb 11, 2010 at 09:32:55 from

Anybody running club?

From Superfly on Thu, Feb 11, 2010 at 13:00:51 from

Dave I'm going to try and make it... but may have to bail if Mik'L ends up staying late or maybe I'll bring Myler in the jogger... will just have to play it by ear.

From Dustin on Thu, Feb 11, 2010 at 16:27:18 from

I won't be clubbing, still have computer class every Thursday night until the end of the school year.

From Holt on Thu, Feb 11, 2010 at 17:05:11 from

Clyde, looks like I won't be there either. So maybe don't even worry about it.

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Went down to the DC to club. I didn't think anyone would be there and they weren't. I just wanted a short run tonight so I looped the B-hills-River road loop. Plus added a little in some mud out on a trail to test my trail running gaiters. They worked ok. I'm not pumped about wearing them but think with all the mud and snow they will be worth it. Anyways did the loop in 6:57 avg pace and the legs felt really giddy. 

Launch Miles: 5.40
From Dustin on Fri, Feb 12, 2010 at 10:45:39 from

Good luck with the race hope you guys have a fun time over there.

Total Distance

A quick run with Steve and Logan around the golf course. 

Pulse Miles: 2.50
Race: Moab Red Hot 50k (35 Miles) 03:57:00, Place overall: 10
Total Distance

1 mile warm up with Logan. 20 F at the start. 

35 miles... race was only 32 miles but....

We started out and from the begining I was feeling it today. Everything was clicking. Smooth, fast and swift with low effort. So I lead up to about 5 miles and then two guys took off and I though I'd back off and just kind of hang behing them. Then we hit snow- up to our knees until mile 13ish. This section sucked big time but everyone had to deal with it. Splits were way slow and I tripped twice here in the crusty stuff. After the second aid station (13 miles) we hit a flatter road with snow but it had been driven on so we could now (run). Karl was right by me here but I laid it down and couldn't see him anyomre by around 17.

I was in 2nd place and closoing fast on the first guy and feeling like never before. Just felt great. Then I took a wrong road and went out 1.5 miles before I realized what had happend.... SUCK! Back around and to the course. I was totally crushed. Couldn't believe I was so stupid and at that point I lost the fire. Just kind of slowley made my way back in (this all happened at mile 21). From here on out I walked up all the hills and was so sad... I really wanted to lie down and cry. Ended up taking 2 more bad turns but only lost around 5 min's total on those.

I'm so mad. I know I would have won. I haven't felt this smooth forever and was only getting stronger until the wrong turn. The guy who was in front of me totally died. Plus I would have caught him in under half a mile.

I'm really ready to run a race without any *'s by them. Like this one was great and I know I would have won but.... It's time for some positive karma.  Anyways finished in like 10th overall and just under 5 hours. I was totally on pace to break 4 and this was on a very slow year.

Karl Meltzer won the race but when he finished he thought he was in 2nd... to me. He didn't know I had gotten lost. He ran a 4:19. I think I would have been in the 3:50's.

What do you do? It's not his fault I can't follw instructions so a win's a win. But I was't the only one who got lost more that once today.

From Paul on Sat, Feb 13, 2010 at 20:28:48 from

Big time bummer. What do you do? Lick your wounds, then lace up and go again. You'll get what's coming eventually. But I'm pumped for you that you were feeling so good...very promising for the future.

From jtshad on Sat, Feb 13, 2010 at 20:38:38 from

I'm with Paul, sorry about the miscues, but you ran strong and felt good which is a huge plus. Just put it behind you and move on to the next one (easy to say, I for now be mad but then let it go).

From Holt on Sat, Feb 13, 2010 at 21:11:54 from

Son of a. That sucks. Glad you were feeling so awesome though. I new you would run well, but that is really something. Sorry buddy.

From Jon on Sat, Feb 13, 2010 at 22:27:27 from

I guess you have to look at this as a good sign for the rest of the season- you're finally feeling great again and things are clicking. Stinks about the wrong turn, but that won't happen in many races, so can't worry about it. Keep training hard and you will have * free races.

From crockett on Sat, Feb 13, 2010 at 23:11:18 from

I also took a wrong turn, maybe at the same place. Ton of footprints headed in that direction when I went there, but I noticed footprints coming back so only wasted about a half mile. Way to go, great run. Wrong turns happen. Once I made a wrong turn on mile 49.5 of a 50-miler. Cost me 15 minutes. Really stupid, but I laugh about it now. Boy, I felt for you guys when we hit that deep snow, I wondered what it was like for you.

From Clay on Sat, Feb 13, 2010 at 23:22:26 from

Oh Clyde that really sucks dude!!! I have nothing to say that good make you feel better, at least you can hold on to the fact that you were smoother than you have ever been and you felt better than ever. I think you will have one of your best years yet Clyde, so look to the future your ready for some awesome racing!

From Superfly on Sat, Feb 13, 2010 at 23:36:49 from

Thanks guys... now after a few hours I just have to laugh... kind of. After the race Karl told me "today I won by default dude, that sucks". That made me feel better that he knew.

It was so fun because the legs did anything I wanted them to. Push hard and they pushed harder. I had a blast until a bad turn and hope this is indeed a sign of good things to come this year.

From JamesH on Sun, Feb 14, 2010 at 00:59:20 from

Bummer on the wrong turns. Glad that your feeling good again. I'd be willing to bet that your going to bust out some good races this year. Congrats anyway.

From Little Bad Legs on Sun, Feb 14, 2010 at 01:38:34 from

Sorry to hear about the wrong turn but I agree with others that 2010 is going to be a great year of racing for you. Great job!

From Jon on Mon, Feb 15, 2010 at 08:36:42 from

By the way, you might find some photos of yourself here:

From scotthughes on Mon, Feb 15, 2010 at 14:45:45 from

Clyde, more than anything I am glad you are back! I am thrilled that you legs are feeling better. I look forward to watching you run some great races this year.

From Paul on Mon, Feb 15, 2010 at 17:27:05 from

Come to think of it, this is eerie similar to the 2007 TOU Half, except Logan was you and I was Karl. I completely thought that Logan had won, until the finish line people convinced me otherwise. Logan, it turned out, had run up into the Bear River Range, made it to Logan Peak before he figured out he was lost, but still somehow took 2nd. It was amazing and tragic at the same time. To this day, Logan still gets angry and spew expletives whenever the subject comes up.

From Superfly on Mon, Feb 15, 2010 at 17:39:40 from

thx Scott-

Paul my report was pretty weak due to lack of good internet service. So I just spilled out a little in the short time I had to get it done.

But I failed to mention that we stayed in a condo with Logan and his family and that Steve and Kendra stayed in one right by us.

Anyways Logan reminded me of that TOU story and it's similarities to this. I could see the fire in his eyes as he told the story:) But I'm more in disbelief than angry... I can't believe I missed that turn and then ran so far before figuring it out and turning around.(Sigh)

Total Distance

B-hills loop this afternoon. I wasn't going to run and was going to let the legs rest but it was too nice out. I love this time of year. I'm fairly sore and mostly tired from the race on Saturday. I'll take the week fairly easy and try and work the kinks out of the system. 

Pulse Miles: 5.40
From Dustin on Wed, Feb 17, 2010 at 10:41:50 from

Nice job on the race. That's a bummer about the wrong turn, sounds like things were really going good. It is a great time to be in St. George right now. I just wish I wasn't so busy with all the other things I have going on.

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It was another great day but I didn't get a run in. Since coming home from Moab we've had Myler in to see the Doc 3 times. He's been bad- really bad. He's got this horrible rash, redness all over his body that has started to peel off and leaves his skin dry and cracking. He looks like his whole body has horrible burns all over it. It's been so sad to see him so jacked up. His poor eyes have been swollen shut and all filled with goop. The doc said it's some kind of allergic reaction but nothing more specific. So for  now we've been drugging him up with some meds and are hopping for the best. 

From josse on Wed, Feb 17, 2010 at 12:39:49 from

OH man that sounds back, I hope things get cleared up soon.

From Dustin on Wed, Feb 17, 2010 at 12:59:58 from

Sorry to hear about the little guy, hope things get better quick.

From Holt on Wed, Feb 17, 2010 at 13:11:57 from

That's crappy - get him feeling better.

From Paul on Wed, Feb 17, 2010 at 13:16:44 from

Poor little guy. Hope he improves quick!

From Clay on Wed, Feb 17, 2010 at 13:56:40 from

That sucks for the little guy;-( Its so hard to see your kids get sick at that age you feel so helpless. Hang in there and take care of the little guy!

From Superfly on Wed, Feb 17, 2010 at 23:38:49 from

Thanks everyone. This really sucks. We are new to parenthood and seeing your little one suffer so bad is just horrible.

He looks just awful... words can't explain it but the poor little guys face is blistered, red, cracked and peeling along with the rest of the body. Oh! Anyways hoping for some progress through the night.

From jtshad on Thu, Feb 18, 2010 at 16:13:22 from

Sorry to hear about Myler, there is nothing worse than seeing your child in pain (especially the kind you can't fix, let alone can't figure out why!). We will keep him in our prayers.

From Superfly on Fri, Feb 19, 2010 at 12:06:35 from

thx Jeff- Your a star!

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B-hills loop this afternoon after Mik'L got home from the office. The hammy has been pretty sore and achey since the race. That sucks because it didn't bother me at all the week of the race or during... but it's sure sore now. The weather rocks. I might have to point that out everyday- it's really that nice. 

Myler is still really sick. A fever of 102.7 and a total body rash, redness, peeling, cracks and pain. I feel so bad for him but don't know what else to do... as we are following the dr's orders and will most likely go back on Thursday morning for the 4th day in a row.  

New Orange Landreth Miles: 8.00
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Club run tonight. From the DC down around Bloomington and back up. I'm just trying to keep things smooth and easy while working out the kinks. My hammy has been sore all week and the last day or so my left ankle has really hurt. I'm guessing from all the rough footing during the race. I never really "rolled" it but it rocked back and forth too many times to count. Anyways just kind of crippled at the moment. All this and then Bill and Steve wanted to race during the club run. I just had to let them go. Main goal was to relax and try to loosen up. So James and I just hung back and chit chatted. Beautiful evening for a run. 

Pulse Miles: 7.40
Total Distance

Ran the B-hills river loop in revers. My left ankle and hammy are really sore. Ankle is around a 8 out of 10 and hammy is around 7. So the pace was slow. 

New Orange Landreth Miles: 8.00
From Dustin on Sat, Feb 20, 2010 at 12:52:16 from

How is Myler doing?

From Superfly on Mon, Feb 22, 2010 at 12:40:02 from

Dustin sorry for the delay in replying. He's doing much better... but still has a bad rash on his arms, legs and in his scalp. But the good news is that same rash finally left his face, belly and back. So we guess it's just working it's way through the body.

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Mik'L had Stone Cliff's annual meeting this morning so I couldn't join the guys. My ankle and hammy are both very sore so I decided to not run today... and it was very rainy out. There is so much rain this year!

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Hammy killed today- 9 out of 10

Ankle was a little better- 6.5 out of 10

 I had Mik'L roll my hammy out. It hurt so so bad. She got right on the knot or tear and applied a lot of force. I screamed! I also used the electric impulse thing and later that night I felt light years better. More like a 4 out of 10.  

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B-hills river loop. It rained a ton on Sat and Sunday so I wanted to get out and look for flooding... it's got to happen sometime with all this rain. Plus my hammy felt much better this morning than it did yesterday. Ran slow. No watch but I know slow and this was right there. I had some general stiffness but no major pain. Hammy was at a 4.5 and ankle was still about a 6. 

The river was high and muddy but no real flood. There was a few places where puddles had swallowed the road and the golf course bathroom was being pumped out because of flooding. Also all the fairways are entirely saturated. But I was disappointed not to find any real floods- no houses floating down the river, bridges washed out, you know the good stuff.  

New Orange Landreth Miles: 8.00
From Holt on Tue, Feb 23, 2010 at 09:50:43 from

The good stuff!

From Superfly on Tue, Feb 23, 2010 at 12:19:18 from

I should have said news worthy stuff.

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Messed around out in Little Valley for a couple and then looped the Stone Cliff hill. It was cold out this morning. 29F and here I thought winter was over. I actually planted a few rows of corn, peas and onions in the garden a few days ago. Hopefully they hadn't germinated yet and there will be no harm done. I know for sure nothing has broke the surface. 

Anyways the run was pretty good other than the cold face. I felt like I was dragging and running pretty slow- but ended up with a 7:02 avg for the run. So not  bad at all. Ankle is at a 2 or 3 and hammy is around a 4 still. I didn't have Mik'L roll it out for me last night and need to continue to do so as it really helps.  

Pulse Miles: 8.20
Total Distance

Ran over to the freeway via the Knolls and down to the trail in Bloomington then back up and through B-hills back home. Kind of gloomy out today with temps at 38F when I left. My ankle was around a 2 when I left but after running for a mile or so it loosened up and I really didn't notice anymore pain. Hammy however was pretty tight still. Maybe only a 4 on the pain scale but it felt like a tight guitar string that was about to bust. Just going to have Mik'L continue to roll it out. Last night while rolling it she isolated about a egg size knot right in the middle. Hope to be able to work that out. 

7:02 avg for the run this morning.  

Launch Miles: 11.20
From Jon on Wed, Feb 24, 2010 at 19:32:24 from

Egg size knot? Ouch.

Total Distance

The day slipped away from me. We had to go up to Cedar this afternoon and I just didn't get out. 

Total Distance

Ran early on the B-hills river loop. Everything felt pretty good. Hammy maybe at a 2 and ankle was about all better.... maybe like a 1. It was kind of chilly but not too bad after I got going. 

Defyance Miles: 8.00
Total Distance

Nice group run today from Steve's house. Steve, Bill, Mike W and myself. I saw Dave doing his run on my way over there (he had some stuff going on and had to be done early). Anyways it was good to see Mike again. We ran up to GS and hit most of my old trails on the powerline and down turkey farm then around the industrial park before heading back to Steve's. I loved it. I miss those trails so bad and it feels like years have gone by since I last ran out there. Then on the way back down and around Steve picked it up and I just kind of stayed relaxed and kept him close. I'm still trying to work out the bugs in my legs and body since Moab. My hammy got a little tight on the last 2 miles and the ankle was semi sore. Hoping for a solid week coming up before doing this Lake to Lake relay...

New Orange Landreth Miles: 14.00
From Mike Warren on Sat, Feb 27, 2010 at 14:11:35 from

Thanks for a great run! Always nice to be able to run with guys of your calibur! Thanks for letting me tag along.

Total Distance

Inner B-hills loop. Nice and easy to start off the week and month. I'm running the Lake to Lake relay this weekend down here and need to really get things going this week before trying to race. I'll try and clean up the diet along with running a few doubles and doing a lot of core workouts. Then a mini taper on Friday and hopefully I'll feel semi racey... we'll see. Blue skies out today- should be a good one. 

8 mile run this afternoon pushing Myler around the B-hills/ River loop. He never fell asleep but never made a sound either. Must have been really into the run. I felt pretty good- all things considered. Just relaxed and tried to keep hips and stride square with smaller strides to minimize pain from hammy. 

Glycerin Miles: 5.40Baby Jogger Miles: 8.00Pulse Miles: 8.00
From Dustin on Mon, Mar 01, 2010 at 12:53:41 from

Trust me Clyde, I'll be the one slowing us down on Saturday. You and the Wildbull will have to carry us. I think we should be able to compete pretty good. Should be interesting not having Hayden this year. He gave us a nice cushion last year. However, James is in much better shape, Bill is probably in better shape, I'm in worse shape, and Steve is the dark horse. What legs are you running?

From Superfly on Mon, Mar 01, 2010 at 17:30:37 from

Dustin I'm doing 5 and 10. I figure whatever happens it should be fun. Hopefully the weather is nice and that will only add to the joy.

From Andy on Tue, Mar 02, 2010 at 12:04:36 from

Looks like I'm running the same legs as you this year. We are hoping to average 6:20/mile so we will be a little behind you guys.

From Superfly on Tue, Mar 02, 2010 at 14:13:11 from

Andy- I'm not sure we will be much faster than a 6:20 avg. Not sure exactly what to expect from our team. Maybe we'll me neck and neck with you guys.

From Dustin on Tue, Mar 02, 2010 at 14:26:27 from

We were 5:55 average last year, but that was with a lot of help from Hayden. Clyde is going to have to carry the load this year.

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B-hills/ River loop this morning. It was pretty warm for a morning run and I worked up a good sweat. Got home and stepped on the scale for the first time in about a month- 155lbs. Not too bad. I thought I'd be closer to 160lbs because I've been eating like a mad man. Still I'd like to be around 150ish for a better race weight. I guess it will come if I stop with the soda, ice cream and other ish in my diet.

Legs felt slow but strong on the run this morning. No major pain from the hammy- nice because I was only going around 7:30 pace for the entire run.  

5 miles tonight out in Hurricane with my uncle and my aunt. She road a bike while we ran. Pace was slow but not too bad. Whatever it ended up being it was just right.  

New Orange Landreth Miles: 8.00
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Nice run this morning with Paul H. We went out by the hill below the new airport and ran some dirt roads then dropped over and looped the Stone Cliff hill. It was just a touch chilly for the first two miles then after that it was amazing. When we finished it felt like a summer morning while chatting on the street. Should be another good day- yesterday it was 70F out here in Little Valley. 

Anyways the run was great too. We just ran a conversational 7:25 pace and the legs felt great throughout. No pain at all. I know it's not forever but once in a while a pain free run sure feels like a million bucks.  

Launch Miles: 9.30
Total Distance

Club run tonight at the dC. We just went out and back up the river. On the way up the pace seemed nice and smooth. Then we turned around and had a nice headwind on the way back. I hate wind! I decided to just try and run relaxed with good form and hit around a 7 min avg. Ended up hitting 7:03 for the run. I felt really good for whatever that means. 

Pulse Miles: 8.00
Total Distance

B-hills loop this morning. It was 35F and just a little chilly. I hoped that the 30's were gone until next fall but maybe a few more weeks until we can write them off. 

The legs were a little stale today. I just couldn't ever get into a good groove. Most likely I'll relax and won't run again until the relay tomorrow. But if I'm feeling frisky I'll do some barefoot tonight to help the form straighten up.  

New Orange Landreth Miles: 6.60
Race: Lake to Lake Relay (50 Miles) 05:08:30, Place overall: 1, Place in age division: 1
Total Distance

Ran the Lake to Lake Relay today with Bill, James, Dustin and Steve. We had a good time and ran pretty good too. I ran legs 5, and 10- so kind of the anchor legs. Our order was kind of messed up because Steve had to leave early. So it went: Steve, Dustin, James, Steve, Me, Bill, Dustin, James, Bill,  Me. 

Not the best case for everyone but me. I had the total rest time but some of the guys had to run just two legs after running. Kind of tough to do- but they did great. We were in third place after the first leg and then Dustin and James put us into 1st by my first leg.

Leg 5- 5.6 miles (should have been 5.98). I ran it in just under 29:00 but forgot to stop the watch so I didn't have an exact.

Splits: 5:25, 5:30, 5:53, 5:38, 5:43, 5:34 pace for the last part.

My garmin said 5:38 avg for the leg but might have been a little faster if I'd have stopped the watch. Nonetheless I was happy! Going into the race I thought I'd be thrilled to avg 6 min pace for my legs. I just didn't know what to expect after not racing or running hard for so long. Anyways the leg is like .5% grade downhill for the first 2 miles and then a solid mile or so climb then drops for about a mile and levels off to finish. Not a hard leg but with the climb not easy- it was rated 7 out of 10 for difficulty. I felt good with no hammy pain and only about barfed once at the top of the hill climb.

Then I handed off to Bill who ran a solid leg, then he to Dustin, then Dustin to James and James back to Bill. When Bill took off we had around 4 min and 20 second lead. But Bills leg was tough- and for that matter the wind had picked up and everyone from Dustin back had been fighting a headwind. Bill on short recovery was running against the 2nd place teams fastest runner (Kory). So Kory caught Bill and gapped him by around 1 min and 30 seconds. I totally didn't want to run hard and had been dreaming about relaxing on the finial leg to a win...

Leg 10- 4.8 miles in 28:22 for an avg of 5:55.  This leg starts with a .5 mile climb and then you drop down the other side for about the same. Then it's a gradual climb to mile 3ish and levels off or kind of rolly the last couple. 

Splits: 5:21 (got out fast... maybe too fast), 5:44, 5:58, 6:37, 5:54 pace on the last .8.

So I was trying to run down the lead kid here and caught him at around mile 3. As we climbed up the dam by the lake I could see the finish line stuff and people were yelling "go, finish hard". So I thought I was basically done... Not when I got to the entrance to the parking lot I realized we still had to go out and back a long the lake and I just about died at the thought. Here the wind was pounding (hence the 6:37 mile). I just couldn't go any faster against it and it was warm or maybe even hot now as the sun was roasting me. Mouth dry and legs done I went out the the turn around and then back to the finish. Not a strong or pretty finish but fun to have caught the (Decker team) and got a win for us.

Overall I'm really excited about how the legs did today. Like I said if you would have given me 5:59 avg pace last night I would have taken it. Hopefully I can use this race to spring board myself into some faster training workouts and maybe find the runner I lost 16 months ago? 

Launch Miles: 5.80TypeA Miles: 7.00
From Dustin on Sat, Mar 06, 2010 at 18:49:25 from

Great job today way to have a strong comeback for the win! That was a fun race, but I'm feeling a little beat up now.

From crockett on Sat, Mar 06, 2010 at 22:04:48 from

Amazing. You guys did great. Sounds like a lot of fun.

From JamesH on Sat, Mar 06, 2010 at 23:24:47 from

Thanks for having something left to kick with when the rest of us crashed. Great job today. Looking like a good race season is on its way.

From Missee on Sun, Mar 07, 2010 at 01:34:16 from

Wow! Those are some fast miles! I run that my dreams! ;-)

From steve ash on Sun, Mar 07, 2010 at 03:09:48 from

Nice run! Your getting pretty fit now for sure.

From Holt on Sun, Mar 07, 2010 at 11:15:52 from

I tried to drain Corey and Tyson as much as possible with our 7 mile tempo on Friday, but those high school kids can bounce right back from that. I bet you were happy to only have to catch Devin (out of shape after b-ball season, even though he didn't think so!) instead of Trevor, that would have really made you puke! But then we could have had another great story; I can just picture it... I was chasing Trevor down for the whole leg. And on the final straight I had to outsprint him after a 5:00 mile. I caught him just before the finish and turned to congratulate him on a great run and lost my Subway all over his face! (at least that is how it played out in my mind!)

From Brent on Sun, Mar 07, 2010 at 11:28:19 from

Superfly - 1,000 commando points for the team win, nice gutsy finish, good race report. You never know how your legs are going to react in a relay.

Stay Kool, B of BS Rools out

From Jon on Sun, Mar 07, 2010 at 11:29:51 from

Hey, nice job, Clyde. Sounds like a ton of fun.

From Walter on Sun, Mar 07, 2010 at 14:16:30 from

Wow Clyde! you guys are the bomb I tell you! Im so jealous I didnt plan this race sooner. You get Clyde and Steve and the gang together and its the most fun you can have without getting drunk! lol

From Superfly on Mon, Mar 08, 2010 at 18:04:32 from

Thanks guys.

Walt we could have used you too.

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B-hills/river loop. I felt pretty good at the first part of the run with no signs of race soreness. But the last couple miles or so the quads kind of said "yes we are". Nothing too bad and the hammy was only mild with pain as well. I think after Mik'L rolls it out tonight I should be pretty good for the week. 

I'll try and get in a pretty solid week of mileage and maybe one good tempo or something. There is only 2 weeks until The Spectrum 10k and I'd really like to be a little more confident before that race.


Ran out in the fields then over to my in-laws to meet Mik'L and Myler. I just ran smooth and easy. It was cooler out but it felt almost perfect. Hammy was kind of naggy but not too bad.  

Glycerin Miles: 6.25Pulse Miles: 8.00
From jtshad on Mon, Mar 08, 2010 at 14:42:36 from

Keep the recovery going strong. Go nail the 10K!

Total Distance

B-hills/River loop. I got soaked in the rain. I left the house at 7:30 and it rained the entire run. Other than being cold and wet I felt pretty good. Just kind of in a daze as I made my way around. I'm in awe at the amount of rain this season. I've never seen rain like tis in Utah before. There is a wether station at a school just a mile from my house and it has recorded 8.79 inches of  rain for the year. The avg is like 2.5. With more on it's way this has to be on pace for some kind of record. 

I had to laugh as I was running down by the river. It was running high and muddy almost at a flood level. But above the trail there were some new puddles made from the rain and the ducks were sitting on them like it was real pond. Kind of funny.  

Defyance Miles: 8.00
Total Distance

7 mile run on the treadmill at noon. Kind of a crazy morning at the house so I waited until Myler went to sleep in his pack and play and then ran. I watched Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade for the first time in at least 10 years. That was the only good part. I struggled on the treadmill. I felt like I'd been on there for ever and looked to see I'd only been running for about 20 min's. Anyways 7 painful miles in 52 mins. 

10 miles tonight after Mik'L got home for the office. I started out doing the B-hills/River loop. But when I got over into B-hills I decided to just turn around at mile 5 and do a out-n-back. On the way back I picked up the pace but not full tempo. Just a little faster and harder effort than normal running pace.  

New Orange Landreth Miles: 10.00
From Holt on Thu, Mar 11, 2010 at 22:45:39 from

Missed you at club.

From Superfly on Fri, Mar 12, 2010 at 12:47:56 from

Stomach flu or food poisoning... either way I've been jacked up.

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Started throwing up in the middle of the night (late Wednesday or early Thurs) been sick to my tummy ever since. 

From Burt on Fri, Mar 12, 2010 at 12:55:08 from

Yikes! Food poisoning?

From Paul on Fri, Mar 12, 2010 at 13:07:43 from


Total Distance

Stomach still very uneasy today. No vomiting but not able to really eat and put anything down. This sucks. 

Total Distance

Actually felt semi good this morning. However I haven't really eaten anything since Wednesday night and so I would be too weak to run. Plus Mik'L had a early morning meeting that lasted all day so I just planned on a extended recovery until Monday. This week ended up just fizzling out. Sad cuz I was feeling pretty good early on and looking forward to racing next weekend but now there is a slim chance. 

From Benny's on Mon, Mar 15, 2010 at 01:52:15 from

Hope you get better man! I know how that feels..

Total Distance

Oh lovely. The stomach flu I had last week turned into a fever/ head cold in church on Sunday. I could feel it getting worse and worse every hour. In the end I had some bad night sweeting and it felt like my eyeballs were going to melt from the fever. It seems I've been sick more this year than the whole rest of my life. I'm blaming it on Myler... he's too little to defend himself and makes an easy target. 

Total Distance

75 degrees today here in the STG. With weather like that how can you not feel better? Well I finally came out of my funk and got the body going again. When Mik'L got home from work we did a family tour de the fields. She pulled the dogs and Myler in the bike trailer while I ran. It was a nice evening event. I felt like I hadn't ran in 6 days and had been sick. Supper Sloppy but that was to be expected. 

Pulse Miles: 9.20
Total Distance

Pushed Myler in the jogger this morning. We did part of the B-hills loop over to the DC. Then up the trail to River Road and back down the other trail into B-hills again. Then back over to River Road and home. It was a perfect day out. I had on only short shorts and a running tank. When we got home at around noon it was already 70F. Lovely! Legs felt ok as I pushed a sleep boy around. We hit the run in 1:29:59 so right at 7:30 avg. 

2 hour mt. bike ride with my cousin today. We did around 11 miles up on the Barrel Roll trail. It was hot, I got sun burned. Good ride though. It's been a long time since I had the bike out.  

Glycerin Miles: 12.00Baby Jogger Miles: 12.00
Total Distance

Went to Club and ran with James and Haydo. James and I did a mile before Hayden showed and then we all did the Bloomington loop. I barley made it back to the restrooms before having to go BIG #2. Wow it was a stressful moment wondering if I'd make it back. 

Defyance Miles: 8.40
From Jon on Fri, Mar 19, 2010 at 21:49:08 from

Gotta love those runs. "Hang on. Just a little farther..."

From Superfly on Sun, Mar 21, 2010 at 02:14:50 from

Jon I think we have a similar diet or the same stomach.... or at least a combo of the two.

Total Distance

6:56 avg around the B-hills/River loop. I went back into B-hills instead of going up by the golf course so it added .1 from the regular loop. Felt kind of o.k. but not amazing. Still packing some bugs around in my system. I could use a Z-pack. 

New Orange Landreth Miles: 8.10
Total Distance

B-hills river loop tonight. I didn't get out until 10:30 p.m so it made for a late night run. For me that's really late. I had a busy day working in the yard and just didn't get out earlier. Anyways tonight the run was pretty good. Nice and peaceful out. The legs felt pretty good. I didn't have a watch but from the flow of it I'm sure we passed the 7 min guy before the run was over. 

Launch Miles: 8.10
Total Distance

Went to Star Nursery today to buy some plants for around the house... Well I got carried away and bought 20 palm trees, 2 fruit trees, and 2 Wilson Olive bushes. That made for a long, long day of digging holes, shoveling dirt, wheelbarreling dirt and compost ect. I started the process at 8:30 a.m and didn't finish until 6:30 p.m. I got plenty of sun a long the way and in the end was DEAD. I really wanted to run as to start the week off strong and get things going with my training but I guess I'll start tomorrow. The yard looks good and is really coming along.    

From Holt on Wed, Mar 24, 2010 at 09:50:26 from

20 palm trees! I love it!

Total Distance

Out and back over to the DC and back. It was breezy but still nice out this afternoon/ evening. Ran nice and smooth over and then a little faster on the way back maybe 6:30ish pace on the way home. I really felt good- not typical for the first of the week. Hopefully I'll be able to load up on some miles and kind of be able to really train this week. 

Launch Miles: 12.20
Total Distance

Out and back into B-hills. I was heading out to do the loop and then just over halfway I decided to turn around. Not sure why. It just sounded good. Felt good, a little hungry but the legs were feeling great. 

B-hills loop with Don. I was tired this afternoon and had to push myself up and out the door. But 2 miles into it I started t feel better. It was a nice easy jog to loosen up the legs for the night. 

New Landreth Miles: 6.60Defyance Miles: 8.10
Total Distance

12.3 miles this morning. Ran with Paul today down around B-hills and up to River road. It was a very nice spring morning. A little crisps as the sun came up but perfect after we warmed up. The loop seemed shorter than this but that's due to Paul's great conversations. I had to loop into the DC for a potty stop. It could have been the brats I had the night before.

8.1 miles with the club. We looped up around Southgate and then did the Bloomington loop. On the way back Steven was feeling frisky so I went with him. Hit one mile at 5:40 and the other one just at 5:29. Then did a short cool down after so the legs wouldn't cramp up. Felt good to run fast but maybe because it was only for 2 miles.  

Defyance Miles: 8.10Pulse Miles: 12.30
From Clay on Fri, Mar 26, 2010 at 14:25:12 from

Nice job Clyde, your are coming back with a vengeance, keep it up!

From Superfly on Sat, Mar 27, 2010 at 13:19:58 from

Thanks Clay. I'm hoping things are coming around.

Total Distance

Ran the same loop that Paul and I did yesterday- but added .1 and thought it was going to be more. I pushed the pace most of the run. All the way out to Bloomington I had a bad headwind then once on the river trail I kind of got a tail/ crosswind that felt great and pushed me all the way up to River road. The last mile or so I could feel my legs were spent and just had to go into relax mode. 

Earlier in the day I hauled off a large tree off the south property line. I had to cut it down because it was old and dead. Then I hauled 2 flatbed trailer loads of bark onto the side yard. That equaled about 25 loads shoveled into the wheelbarrow. Fun stuff. I'm kind of getting sick of yard stuff. Luckily I'm about done with my project list.  

Launch Miles: 12.40
From Jon on Fri, Mar 26, 2010 at 19:48:16 from

At least bark is super-light, right? Better than hauling dirt.

From Superfly on Sat, Mar 27, 2010 at 13:19:24 from

Yes bark is better than rocks or dirt but it still wore me out.

Total Distance

Good long run today. We met at my house and did the parkway loop with a little extra added on. The first 4 miles were smooth and slow between 8:10-7:40 min miles. Then Steve took off at around 6:20 pace and at first I just let him go but after a mile or so I started to at least match his pace. So we did that until mile 10. Then (out on the overpass by Sunriver) Steve stopped and we all got back together. We hit the river trail and headed up to the DC. Up the trail was still under 6:20 pace but it felt comfortable. Then from the DC back to my house out around the Knolls it's like 6.1 miles so I decided to try and hold sub 6 min pace back. I did and it felt good... I mean hard but very doable. Not bad at the end of a long run in my current shape. Ended the run with a 6:46 min mile avg. Good run and a pretty solid week with not running on Monday. 

Total Distance

A.M. B-hills loop this morning. It felt like a Monday morning run as the legs were stale and not too motivated. Plus I'm sick of the shoes I ran in- they are done. Looking forward to another good week with a little mini relay race on Saturday. 

P.M. Ran from my house out through the fields back over to my in-laws house. Just a shorter run before Cafe Rio for dinner. Calves are kind of sore... kind of delayed from Saturdays run I guess.  

New Landreth Miles: 6.20New Orange Landreth Miles: 6.60
From Dustin on Mon, Mar 29, 2010 at 14:31:26 from

Where are you doing a race at? I need to get back to training better, too many months taking it too easy.

From Superfly on Mon, Mar 29, 2010 at 14:47:59 from

Dustin it's a 3 man 10 mile (total) relay down in Mesquite. I'm running it with Paul H. and his wife.

From Dustin on Mon, Mar 29, 2010 at 15:26:01 from

Sounds fun, you guys should do well.

Total Distance

A.M. B-hills/River loop. Calves weren't as sore today as yesterday. It was a beautiful morning. No wind and just calm and springy. I love seeing all the new growth: flowers coming up, leaves and blossoms on the trees, grass nice and green. 

P.M. B-hills loop. Legs felt really good and had the wind not been at a gail force and I not being rushed for time. I would have did an impromptu longer tempo run. But Mik'L was waiting for me and the wind was blowing so hard it blew my neighbors dog over (so she claims). Before the wind picked up it was 80 F today. The first time of the year. Last year It was 80 F like the very first week of March or maybe even the last day in Feb.  

Defyance Miles: 6.60Pulse Miles: 8.00
Total Distance

5 mile warm up

6.2 miles at Tinman tempo

6.1 mile cool down back home 

Well I was going to do this workout at 5 a.m but didn't get up. I paid the price because early this morning the weather was nice and mild. By the time I did the workout the wind was howling and beat me up pretty good. I started out out around the Knolls  and then made my way over to the freeway. The 5  mile mark put me on down by the river below the gas station. There I started the tempo. The plan was to hit tinman (6 min miles) for just over 6 miles. But the wind was just pounding and I hit the first mile (should have been the easiest one of them all due to grade and freshness) in 6:07 but it was a true 5:20 effort. That put me over to the bridge before the Bloomington loop. Then I did the loop (which is 3 miles) and back up the trail by the river to the Dixie Center. I actually stopped the tempo at the wood bridge just as you cross the river before the parking lot of the DC.

Anyways finished the tempo with a 5:59 min mile avg. On paper thats exactly what I wanted but I paid much more of an effort to get it due to the wind. From there I ran back home through Bloomington Hills and back around the Knolls (again) for an extended cool down. Even then when I didn't care at all what the pace was the wind was punishing. I honestly hate the wind.

This was a good workout. It will have to be my long run for the week because of the relay this weekend. I'll get a few more "tempo/ race" miles then but not much. I'm pretty spent now... and I've got to go plant a garden for my mother-in-law! 

Launch Miles: 17.30
Total Distance

A.M. B-hills/River loop. It was crisp and cool this morning after a little rain and a colder night. But the blue skies still made it feel like spring. The legs and body were both pretty drained. I kept trying to cut the run short in my mind. But in the end decided to go the full distance so if the wether is crappy this afternoon I could bail on it. But I'm still planning on going to club.  

P.M. Club run from the DC. There was a good group tonight so we did something different. Ran up the Green Valley road to where it goes past the spa and drops down into the trails. Then ran the dirt roads south and dropped down by the new intermediate school. Steve was pushing the pace all night and wanted to loop into Bloomington then back up the river trail. So we did that too. It turned out to be a little longer than I wanted but I never pushed the pace at all. So hopefully I can just cut back a little more tomorrow from what I was going to run. Legs felt pretty good... in general I'm just pretty tired.  

New Landreth Miles: 10.40Pulse Miles: 8.10
From jtshad on Fri, Apr 02, 2010 at 10:16:26 from

Wow, what a week of running so wonde you are tired.

From Superfly on Fri, Apr 02, 2010 at 14:05:32 from

Thanks Jeff. I'm just trying to get back into things and the body and mind has forgotten what it takes to run this way.

Total Distance

A pathetic run around the B-hills loop. I pushed Myler and I'd dead so the combo was almost too much for the little engine that could. I need my second wind for the week to finish things off and run that race. Hope to do another shorter run today and then rest up for tomorrow.  

6.6 miles this afternoon around the upper B-hills loop. Felt a lot better than a few hours earlier but still ready for a rest this evening. Hope to use the "stick" and roll the legs out good so I can get some turnover out of them tomorrow.  

Defyance Miles: 6.60New Orange Landreth Miles: 5.40
Race: Mesquite Easter 10 mile Relay (4.05 Miles) 00:22:46, Place overall: 3, Place in age division: 1
Total Distance

3.6 mile warm up

4 mile leg of the relay 

1.7 mile cool down

Did this relay this morning with Paul and Sarah Harmer. We won the relay which was fabulous and really put a beating on the 2nd place team... the downer was that there was only 3 total relay teams. But the race was held along with a 5k and a 10 mile open race. So we were running a long with all the other runners.

All the leg were very hilly. Usually in a relay someone gets a sweet, fast leg. Not the case here. Each leg has some solid climbs. Sarah ran the first leg and did a great job already putting us in 1st place for the relay and putting us in about 10th overall place ( a great effort because she was at the end of her first 60 mile week and had some stale legs). With her increased mileage and tough hills she still finished just over 7 min miles. Then Paul ran a solid leg (he did a 60 mile bike ride yesterday) and extended our relay lead also putting us in 5th overall place.

My leg started with a not to bad .5 mile climb then back down it. Then flat and rolling for about a mile followed with a 1.9 mile climb to the finish. I don't have my splits with me but was pleased with the 5:38 avg. I'm not a great hill runner and am at the end of a solid week so the results are satisfying. I would have liked to catch the 2nd and 1st place overall guys. But they had too big of lead to start with.  The winner ran a great race in 57:50ish. For this course thats a A+. I didn't get his name but he was accompanied by several other latino runners (looked like a club). I'm guessing they may be out of Vegas.

Anyways kind of a fun little event. The race crew did an amazing job with traffic/ volunteers ect. An all out job by that gang. The weather was nice and I was home by 10:30 a.m to spend the rest of the day with the family on this Easter weekend. Thanks Paul and Sarah for letting me join your championship team... and for the chickens.   

TypeA Miles: 9.20
From Paul on Sat, Apr 03, 2010 at 16:00:47 from

Glad you had fun. When is your next big race?

From JamesH on Sat, Apr 03, 2010 at 16:46:12 from

Good job Clyde. Nothing like a good race to start of the Easter weekend.

From Jon on Sat, Apr 03, 2010 at 18:46:02 from

A short, fun relay that you won. Sounds nice.

From Burt on Sun, Apr 04, 2010 at 00:46:05 from

Nice job Clyde. Do you think the winner was the same guy that won the Mesquite marathon? Mario Macias I think his name was.

From Walter on Sun, Apr 04, 2010 at 23:35:30 from

5.38 is a great time for that distance. That sounds like a fun quick little group race!

From Superfly on Mon, Apr 05, 2010 at 13:23:43 from

Thanks guys.

Burt- I'm not sure if it was that guy or not.

Walt- 5:38 is actually not that great for a 4 mile race.... unless it's uphill (as this was). Then I guess it's ok. I guess it's all relative to the course. Like if we raced down the first 4 miles of Bryce you'd want your splits to be almost a min faster per mile:)

Total Distance

A.M. Bloomington loop + a little. Had an ok run this morning. But it was windy and the wind really started to bug. By the time I got over to the freeway I had to do a bathroom stop so I ran over into Flying J. Then going down the south part of Sugar Leo I was just doing easy pace but the wind was pounding me. This was part of the same loop I did the other day as tempo. But the wind was blowing worse that day and I was trying to run harder. So it made me feel a little better about last weeks workout. Nonetheless I was happy to turn north for a few back up into B-hills. But then one I hit River Road back to the house the wind just thumped me. O how I do hate it.  

4.7 miles on the treadmill this evening. I wasn't going out in the rain and wind. It made me really glad I got a longish run in this morning so I didn't have to do as many on the machine. Did some air guitar while running and listening to some Zeppelin and just about fell off the sucker.  

Defyance 2 Miles: 11.30
From Holt on Mon, Apr 05, 2010 at 23:12:05 from

Let's plan on something Saturday - Meet at Desert Hill this Friday, you should come on over - I am going to have the boys going all out for a qualifier on the 3200!

From Superfly on Tue, Apr 06, 2010 at 17:32:50 from

Dave I might do the Run for kids 10k on Saturday. You should come do it too. I'll try to come to the meet for sure.

Total Distance

B-hills/ river loop. Kind of chilly out this morning. 35F for the overnight low and frosty. Hopefully it didn't kill any of my veggies in the garden or the pretty pink tulips in the yard. Anyways the run was o.k. I wore some new Brooks Sumons shoes. Hated them. Felt way too flat and had no forward roll. I love the new Launch and Defyance but the Sumons is for someones else. 

P.M. Same loop as this morning. Kind of windy kind of sunny. I used the shovel way too long today and so I was dead on the run.  

New Orange Landreth Miles: 8.10
Total Distance

Was going to do 20 this morning but just felt trashed. Ran this afternoon. Out and back in to B-hills. Kept the pace fairly quick because I was short on time. Not a full tempo but a solid push. Need to finish the week stronger and try and race on Saturday. 

Pulse Miles: 10.00
Total Distance

A.M. B-hills/ River loop. Finally a nice (no wind) morning. I didn't wear gloves and paid the price because the hands were chilly but other than that the run was great. Legs were a little sleepy through 4 miles but then they woke up and I felt very good through the finish. 

P.M. Club run at the DC. We just did the standard Bloomington loop. We took it out fairly chill and then the pace kind of just kept creeping up. I felt good and never felt labored so I didn't think much of it. About a mile before we finished my lunch had to come out... so I hit a potty stop up in the rocks. So much fun! Then I just jogged in after that. Ended up with a 6:49 avg for the run.  

Defyance 2 Miles: 8.10
From Dustin on Thu, Apr 08, 2010 at 12:14:36 from

You doing the Run for Kids 10K? I think Mike and I are going to do a longer run out that way.

From Superfly on Thu, Apr 08, 2010 at 12:35:18 from

Dustin- Yeah I'm going to try and race. I may extend it after to get some more miles but I'd like to be fairly fresh before the race.

From Dustin on Thu, Apr 08, 2010 at 12:49:40 from

I guess Mike and I are going to wait and do our longer run the following week. I'll probably just run over to the race from La Verkin and watch you guys. I don't feel like I'm in race shape yet, plus I'm cheap and didn't want to pay for another T-shirt.

From Holt on Thu, Apr 08, 2010 at 15:54:55 from

I was waiting for a comp from my neighbor (like last year, which I gave to James). But it never came, so I (like Dustin) being cheap probably won't do it.

Total Distance

B-hills/ River loop. Nothing really to report. I felt kind of dead. Most likely I won't run later today so I can try and race tomorrow.... we'll see how that goes. I just want to get a solid push out of the body and legs to kind of see where I'm at. 

Launch Miles: 8.10
Race: Run 4 Kids 10k (6.1 Miles) 00:34:11, Place overall: 2, Place in age division: 1
Total Distance

2.8 mile warm up

6.2 race miles

6.4 mile cool down

Well the goal for the race today was to just go out and have a positive experience and to see where I'm at. That simple. I got a semi ok warm up in and hit the potty 3 times and the weather was basically perfect. So how did it all boil down? Pretty good I guess. I got beat by around 15 seconds by the winner (Kyle who's last name escapes me) but I PR'd (on this course) and got some solid race miles in. Now the PR thing is kind of jaded because last time I ran the course in 2008 I was at the end of a 120 mile week and we ran the entire course as a warm up that day. So kind of not apples to apples but a PR nonetheless.


1. 5:21- pretty solid first mile. I just kind of hung back for the first little while and then pushed the uphill.

2. 5:11- Me and Kyle are out in front now. The course kind of rolls through housing development. Split is kind of quick...

3. 5:30- This mile actually drops the most but I must have finally got control of my brain and settled into a wiser pace.

4. 5:40- From mile 4 to 6 is basically a long climb. So this mile is a pretty good effort on the fist part of the long hill. At this point Kyle kind of goes around me and gets up about 10 seconds on me. 

5. 6:14- Hill gets steeper here and I get more wore down. Kyle still up I want to go get him but I'm to weak mentally to do it. (that's what not racing for a year and a half does to a guy) Makes him weak.   

6. 5:55- Finish off the hill and then a level section back over to where the finish is. I still really feel like I could kick and catch up to Kyle but instead I just don't.

5:23 pace for the last portion of the race where it drops down to the parking lot. I feel pretty good and finally caught my breath from the uphill. 

2008 splits- 5:16, 5:07, 5:30, 5:45, 6:14, 5:49 (total of 34:29) Interesting that 5th mile was an identical time:)

 So I'm pretty happy about getting in some solid race miles. I hit an ok week mileage wise. Like I said the PR is kind of skewed. I mean do I feel like I'm in lifetime PR shape... NO. I was in way better overall shape back in '08 but this is a positive after not racing for so long. I'm heading in the right direction and looking forward to a little different type of training than I did way back then too. 

Lots of friends out this morning and that always makes for a fun time. Good job everyone! 

TypeA Miles: 6.20Defyance 2 Miles: 9.20
From Live to Run. Run to Live on Sat, Apr 10, 2010 at 16:24:54 from

Hey Nice job on the race Clyde. It was good to meet you. Keep it up.

From Paul on Sat, Apr 10, 2010 at 16:31:00 from

Good job Clyde. It's nice to see you racing again.

From Dustin on Sat, Apr 10, 2010 at 17:14:16 from

Nice job Clyde, it was a beautiful morning out there today.

From Jon on Sat, Apr 10, 2010 at 17:48:59 from

Hey, a course PR is a course PR, right? Congrats!

From Little Bad Legs on Sat, Apr 10, 2010 at 20:19:11 from

Good job Clyde!

From Superfly on Sat, Apr 10, 2010 at 23:57:04 from

Thanks guys. It was fun to push it past the red line for once... at least kind of fun?

From Burt on Sun, Apr 11, 2010 at 01:13:44 from

Great race. Great time.

Total Distance

A.M. B-hills/River loop. Kind of windy out this morning but temps were nice. My gut was loaded with junk from the weekend so that part of the run was "chunky". Calves were a little sore form Saturday but not much more than the general Monday soreness. 

I'll try to go big on the miles this week. It's my bday week and I've been doing the Birthday Challenge for the last few years now. Basically to run you age on you birthday. So with that on Friday I'll try to hold the rest of the week pretty solid too and maybe top out at 100 for the first time in ages.  

8 miles this evening. Windy and kind of rainy as I finished. Even though the wind was pounding I still felt pretty smooth and strong. I wasn't trying to hold any kind of pace but the wind wasn't beating me up mentally like it has been doing.  

Speedstar Miles: 8.00Defyance 3 Miles: 8.10
From jtshad on Mon, Apr 12, 2010 at 12:19:12 from

Dang, you are getting old!

From Kory on Mon, Apr 12, 2010 at 17:35:47 from

I think you should do the opposite on your birthday, and do zero miles and go to Burger In and Out. Or see how many twinkies you can eat in one day. :-)

From Superfly on Mon, Apr 12, 2010 at 18:51:19 from

Jeff- I know and I can't seem to stop it...

Kory- Everyone else does that kind of thing... we have to be a little different.

Total Distance

A.M. Pushed Myler out and back into B-hills this morning. I didn't get out of bed in time to do the run before Mik'L went to work so I had to bring Jr. It wasn't too bad though. I just took things nice and easy while he jabbered and told me a million different stories. We are having some stone work done on the front of the house so I'm going to try and help and learn how... so maybe I can do some on the back of the house eventually. 

8.1 miles tonight around the River loop. I'm changing the name of this run. Formerly know as the B-hills/River loop. River loop is easier. Anywho I was pretty dead tonight but just focused on solid form and running on tired legs. Came home and downed 75% of a large chicken bbq pizza from Papa John's.  

Baby Jogger Miles: 10.00Pulse Miles: 10.00Launch Miles: 8.10
From jun on Tue, Apr 13, 2010 at 22:15:51 from

Monster couple of days man. Nice job.

From Dustin on Wed, Apr 14, 2010 at 12:46:11 from

Nice job on the run and better job on the pizza.

From Superfly on Thu, Apr 15, 2010 at 00:00:07 from

Thanks guys. Jun my big day comes on Friday... the plan is for 31 miles that day. It's my birthday thing- one mile for every year.

From jun on Thu, Apr 15, 2010 at 10:47:48 from

Ah, the Birthday Challenge. I love that game. I play it every year. Last year I ran my age. The year before I did a rock climbing theme. This year I am planning a multi-sport day; run my age, bike my age, and then something else I haven't decided yet. Killer.

From Superfly on Thu, Apr 15, 2010 at 19:37:48 from


Total Distance

Out 5 in to B-hills then back with 4 miles at LT tempo. I warmed up for 5 miles over through the hills to where the trail starts up above the river. Then stretched a little before starting the tempo. I just wanted a few quicker miles to help the workout go a little faster but not enough to zap my legs as I have a long way to go still in the week. Anyways I took off and held around a 5:40-5:45 pace effort back to the park at the Knolls. Then from there I did a short mile cool down. Pace felt pretty good but I was glad it was only for 4 miles. 

5 EZ miles out in Hurricane with my uncle. The weather was nice. No wind is always a winning number here.  

Defyance Miles: 5.00Defyance 3 Miles: 10.00
Total Distance

Bloomington loop. My stomach was jacked from more cookies and pizza. The result was 2 horrible bathroom stops. That's about all I can remember from the run. 

Defyance 3 Miles: 11.20
From Holt on Fri, Apr 16, 2010 at 09:46:45 from

Fri - happy b-day! Hope you had a good run!

From jtshad on Fri, Apr 16, 2010 at 10:07:46 from

Happy Birthday!

From Dustin on Fri, Apr 16, 2010 at 10:14:33 from

Happy Birthday run on Friday.

From Superfly on Fri, Apr 16, 2010 at 14:03:50 from

Thanks guys... wish you all could have been there. It was lovely!

Total Distance

Ran my annual Birthday Challenge run. 31 years old today- every year this gets a little harder:) So my plan was to do this run out on the Little Black Mt loop. I got out there and got running just before 7 a.m. Wanted to finish the workout as a first priority. Up next I wanted to try and hit Tinmanish tempo on the middle 10 and the last goal was to feel strong throughout. 

 I did the first mile as a pre-warmup in (8:26) north of the truck. I saw a badger on this part (way cool to see) I wanted to keep all 3 ten mile loops to themselves.

10 mile warm up in 1:14:58 or 7:31 avg. Just tried to relax and not work or think about the distance during this part. This section seemed to go on forever and was harder than the next two loops combined.

10 mile tempo in 1:03:58 or 6:26 avg. A pretty solid effort here. The whole loop is on dirt roads or trails. You basically climb for the first 5.3 and then gradually drop back around. I hit straight 6 min pace on the flat sections, sub 6 on the downhill and over 6 on the uphill? Anyways I was way happy about the time for a workout done solo.

10 mile cool down in 1:09:21. Felt strong all the way to the finish and never felt a "wall" coming. That is good for a longish distance like this. This loop was the most enjoyable. Just an amazing morning out- slight overcast, no wind, nice smell of the desert in full bloom!

I took note of where I was at the 26.2 mile mark (3:02 and some change). So I missed a sub 3 hour marathon this morning but still got my BQ to keep it respectable. Had a good time and wished my running buddies would have had the day off too to come run.  

Defyance Miles: 10.00Launch Miles: 10.00New Orange Landreth Miles: 11.00
From JamesH on Fri, Apr 16, 2010 at 14:46:47 from

Congrats on making through another year. Good job on the run. If youd have said something last night I would have joined you for 20 this morn. But then maybe Im not one of your buddies.

From Superfly on Fri, Apr 16, 2010 at 15:42:21 from

ha ha James of course your a buddy... I'm sorry I didn't offer. I just assumed you'd be working. But there's another lesson in life about assuming. "Assuming makes a (blank) out of you and me":)

From Robert on Fri, Apr 16, 2010 at 16:38:14 from

Excellent job and happy B-day! Another year older and another year schmarter.

From Live to Run. Run to Live on Fri, Apr 16, 2010 at 20:20:30 from

You've got to much time on your hands bud. Nice job.

From Jon on Fri, Apr 16, 2010 at 23:36:48 from

Happy birthday, man. I was wondering why your mileage was so high- a 31 mile run would sure explain it!

From Superfly on Sat, Apr 17, 2010 at 12:21:46 from

Thx yall

From Jon on Sat, Apr 17, 2010 at 12:48:45 from

Oh, I have to say... 10 mile warm up at 7:30, 10 mile tempo at 6:30, and a 10 mile cooldown at 7:00 pace? Dude, you are in awesome shape!!!!

Hey, is Zion West Rim run passable yet? I'm toying with the idea of doing the whole thing sometime soon.

From Superfly on Sat, Apr 17, 2010 at 12:57:29 from

Thanks Jon- As far as the Zion run... It's ready and you should come do it and bring those other two with you. Let me know and I'll get the guys down here on board. It would be sweet!

From Jon on Sat, Apr 17, 2010 at 13:13:18 from

I'll talk to Cody and Paul. If we do it, it would either be next weekend or the one after.

From xcrunner7 on Sun, Apr 18, 2010 at 01:30:18 from

ooogh, ooogh, pick me. Hey can I come w/ you guy's to run the west rim? Sounds awesome. I wasn't into my long runs when I was living down in st. george kept battling injuries, "knock on wood, no more"

From Paul on Sun, Apr 18, 2010 at 20:03:15 from

Happy (late) birthday. And congrats on getting a 100-mile week. I'll have to pass on the Zion run. That kind of stuff will have to wait until my retirement from road whor...mmm...edit that...for family friendliness. Will have to have wait until I'm done selling my running for money on the roads.

From Superfly on Mon, Apr 19, 2010 at 11:15:33 from

Thanks Paul. You should reconsider the Zion run. It's just a easy talking, taking pictures, eating granola nice morning down a really groomed trail. As long as the pace stays EZ there is no side affects from it...

And everyone is welcome to join!

Jon any word on your plans if any? I talked to Logan when we ran last week and he said he could do it this week but not next... I haven't talked to any of the other guys yet.

Total Distance

Met up with Logan at the DC this afternoon. The high today high today was 87 F so it was fairly warm. We did an out and back down to SunRiver and back in 1:09:07 or 6:56 mile mile pace. Pretty solid with the warm wether and after the run yesterday. The legs had zero soreness and were like the rest of my body just generally tired. But Logan pushed the pace and keep things honest. Other wise I think I would have slacked of. 

Pulse Miles: 10.00
Total Distance

A.M. River loop. I was just slow and easy. Didn't have any spunk this morning. But there was no soreness in the legs from last weeks mileage so I'm happy about that and maybe I'll get in a solid tempo run tomorrow. 

P.M. Out and back into B-hills. Wasn't really into the run... at all. Feet felt like anvils hitting the road instead of the light feather feeling that I like to have. Hammy was a touch sore too. I'll have to take some IB's and have Mik'L roll it out with the stick.  

Pulse Miles: 8.10Defyance 3 Miles: 10.00
Total Distance

A.M. River loop extended back around the Knolls with Logan. He met up at my house at 6 a.m and we had a very nice morning run. Perfect temps and a beautiful spring, still morning. My legs felt a sleep and didn't want to wake up. Luck for them the plan was to just go EZ. 

Speedstar Miles: 10.00
Total Distance

P.M. River loop early in the dark and rain. I had planned to do a 8 mile tempo with all the trimings but when I went outside the rain was pounding and it was fairly windy. So I scrapped the tempo plans and just did the normal loop. Legs felt fairly fresh and ready because I didn't run last night. Maybe I'll do it tomorrow morning, maybe not.

8.1 This afternoon on the River loop. Wow the river was full! All winter long we had rain, rain, rain and it never looked as full as it was tonight. I'm guessing the runoff along with the rain the last couple days is to blame. It was a pretty impressive sight as I could see pretty large logs and other junk floating down to Mesquite. Anyways that was the highlight of the run everything else was kind of blah.

New Orange Landreth Miles: 8.10
Total Distance

Logan came over again early and we did a out and back into B-hills. It looked like the storm could come down on us pretty heavy but it stayed calm... with little to no wind even. So that being the case the run was good. It seemed like longer that 10 mile this morning and my hammy kind of twingled a little around the 7th mile. But then never bothered me again.

Club run tonight from the DC. We ran one mile up to the corner and back while waiting for others to join but no one did. So then Billy, Logan and I did the Bloomington loop with a little added at the end to hit an even 8.5 for the evening. Felt good and hit the last couple at around 6:30 pace and it felt effortless and we were pushing a headwind.

Launch Miles: 10.00Defyance 3 Miles: 8.50
From Clay on Thu, Apr 22, 2010 at 19:58:29 from

Nice job getting out there this morning Clyde, keep up the good work your doing great!

From JamesH on Thu, Apr 22, 2010 at 22:56:07 from

Sorry I missed tonight. Im stopping all running on this round of sickness hoping it goes away faster and I heal stronger. Sick of being sick every couple weeks. Good job so far this week.

From Holt on Fri, Apr 23, 2010 at 09:56:02 from

Does anyone want to run later on Saturday? I would rather just run after the meet than get up early tomorrow.

From Bill on Fri, Apr 23, 2010 at 11:36:51 from

nice run clyde!

Total Distance

Pushed Myler out and back into B-hills this morning. It was sassy cold at 39F and we had to wait until around 10 before I thought it would be warm enough for the boy. Legs felt better than they have all week but the run was EZ and short. Now I'll chill for the rest of the day and tank up on food.

Glycerin Miles: 8.00Baby Jogger Miles: 8.00
Total Distance

20 miles down the STG marathon course. Started about 3 miles above Veyo and ended at the church right when you enter town. Then 1 mile cool down. 

First 10 miles in 1:08:55 or 6:53 avg min mile pace. We started with Bill, James, Logan and myself. By Veyo Logan and I were running a little faster than James and Billy boy so we ended up splitting up. We didn't push the pace but ran nice and honest keeping things rolling along. I decided to do a little "mapping" if you will. I measured all the uphill sections from where we started to where we finished. This is basically the meat and potato's of the course. There is a little hill right around the start and I'm guessing it's around .5 from start to crest. But then there isn't anything with any up hill grade past the church to the finish. So the big one's are of course Veyo at 1.05, Dameron isn't as steep but much more pesky at 2.65 miles, Winchester Hill is longer than I ever realize at .90 and then a bunch of other shorter stuff to make a total of 5.65 miles of up hill grade- with the hill in the first mile of the course that is well over 6 miles of up hill and most of it isn't easy 1%. Anyways I'll post this and more on the discussion board we are having about UV and it's comparison to STG.

Second 10 miles I wanted to push the pace but not kill my legs. 57:00 and around 5:43 min mile avg. I felt good and had the best run of the week or since last Fridays 31 miler. I never tried to hammer it but more so just kept a solid, smooth, forward stride rolling along. Nothing to make a movie about but a solid workout for mid April. I should be in ok shape for UV and by Oct I hope to be ready for a good race.

Nice morning out- sunny blue skies with a little tailwind on the first 7 or so and then a little headwind for the remaining 13ish.  

Ghost Miles: 21.00
From Bill on Sun, Apr 25, 2010 at 12:16:20 from

nice seeing you firnthe 1st mile! lol. maybe next time i will do it a little faster!

From Bill on Sun, Apr 25, 2010 at 12:16:52 from

i wanted meat and potatoes after Veyo!

From Clay on Sun, Apr 25, 2010 at 14:49:49 from

Great run Clyde! So is what your saying should I be running 6 miles of uphill training a week to prepare for SG? Just curious, But then that would make for a lot of downhill training, 20 plus;-) I can never figure that part of the training out, IE; how much uphill training and how much downhill training is required to run a good marathon at SG.

Total Distance

Sick day. Boo. Allergies have been off the hook and ended up causing ears, nose and head cold. So sick of getting sick.

Total Distance

No running again today because of the sickness. So I guess I'm going to get a good taper in for my vacation where I also wont get much running in. So in about two weeks I'll be officially out of shape.

From Dustin on Wed, Apr 28, 2010 at 15:43:43 from

When do you guys leave?

From Holt on Wed, Apr 28, 2010 at 16:24:48 from

What's the deal with you getting sick lately? You and James should start some sort of club!

From Superfly on Wed, Apr 28, 2010 at 23:57:46 from

Dustin we fly out of here Friday morning.

Dave- No freaking joke. I'm getting really good at being sick though so I'd have to be the pres of the club.

Total Distance

Felt a little better today but still was packin a sore throat, slight temp, and some dizzyness- along with the runny nose and ichy eyes that allergies bring. What a waste of a week. Now I'm just hoping to be healthy before we fly out on Friday morning.

Total Distance

Finally got out for a run this week. When I left the house I was nervous about how it would turn out as I still felt somewhat sick. In the end I made ti through but felt dizzy and then legs said they didn't want to be running. Oh man I sure have blown it on training this week. Guess theres not much I can do about it.

Ghost Miles: 8.10
Total Distance

Long day of flying. Got up at 5 a.m (utah) to catch the first flight out of STG to SLC. Then a flight to Atlanta and finally or last flight got us to San Juan, PR at around 9:30 p.m local time.

Can I log any of this as mileage?

Total Distance

10.2 mile run this morning here in San Juan. After a long day of airports and stress yesterday I was happy to get up and enjoy a nice run. There was an article online from Running times about this place so I ran from the room down there. It is part of old San Juan and a pretty amazing historical site. I love the run but could tell that I've been sick all week and haven't ran. So I was working out the kinks the entire time. Now to relax here for the day before getting on the boat for the next 7 nights. Kind of fun to do some exploring.  

Defyance Miles: 10.20
From jtshad on Sat, May 01, 2010 at 10:00:37 from

Have a great vacation!

Total Distance

I normally don't run on Sunday but since we are on the boat I was board and really needing a run. Today was the day we were at sea the whole day so I just did laps on the running track. 6 laps is a mile so I did 48... not that fun but a good burn.

New Orange Landreth Miles: 8.00
Total Distance

Ran in Barbados this morning. I got off the boat at 8 a.m and ran out and back down the shore road. Sometimes I was on the narrow street and sometimes I got down on a nice boardwalk. On the way back my garmin died for good... Sucks with 6 more days of running in other contries. I got dehydrated too. Almost had to walk the last mile. The humidity is deadly.

Defyance Miles: 9.20
Total Distance

Saint Lucia day. I ran on the 5th deck as it is only 2.5 lap for a mile then I went out and ran up and down the shore. The humidity is insane and at the end of every run I'm dead. After we took 5 hour van tour of the island. Very beautiful.

Total Distance

Did 20 laps on the 5th deck for 8 miles and then ran the rest inland. It was kind of scarry as I went into a not so good area. For the first time of the trip I didn't feel that safe. Anyways made it back and spent the day on white beaches snorkling.

New Orange Landreth Miles: 14.30
From Jon on Wed, May 05, 2010 at 20:15:21 from

Glad to hear you are still safe. Have fun.

You're lucky your ship has the deck running option on top of the mini-track.

From Dustin on Thu, May 06, 2010 at 16:22:08 from

You'll get to know the ship deck just as well as some people know the Provo River trail

Total Distance

8.6 on the treadmill and the rest out on the deck. We were trashed and I didn't run  this morning so I had to do it after the day on St. Martin. Had fun! We rented a Jeep and drove all the way around the island and then some.

Total Distance

Did 2 miles on the deck and then up and down the coast here on St. Croix. Last day of the curise... Legs felt sloppy today but still carried a pretty good clip.

Defyance Miles: 10.00
Total Distance

We got off the ship today and caught a total of 3 flights home. I was going to get up early and run on the treadmill on the ship before we left but I figured it was already going to be a long, long day. And it was I finally got home and  to bed at 12:30 a.m Sunday morning and then got up at 5 a.m to drive 3 hours to Torrey to get Myler and then turn around and drive the 3 hours back. Ah the trip is finally over. 

From Bill on Mon, May 10, 2010 at 11:42:43 from

I feel your pain! what a tough week to go through! Brutal! Only thing I can think of that compares is "JOB"

From Clay on Mon, May 10, 2010 at 15:37:37 from

It sounds like it was great trip Clyde!!! We did a cruise a couple of years ago and it was pretty fun... Did you get sea sick? It didn't seem to bother me;)

From Superfly on Tue, May 11, 2010 at 15:41:35 from

Billy boy the sad thing is that you have a full time job and I still get more work done than you everyday. Thats the difference of working for the gov and being self employed plus I'm a full time daddy.

Clay I've never gotten sick on cruise ships but I always feel like I'm rockin' for a week or so after.

From Bill on Tue, May 11, 2010 at 16:10:19 from

Oh Clyde! I am sure you do! LOL! welcome back!

From Bill on Tue, May 11, 2010 at 16:37:30 from

Clyde, BTW I was referring to the guy in the old testament. Not to having a Job!

Total Distance

Pushed Myler out and back into B-hills. It was a nice (none windy) morning and it really made me happy to be home. I just took it nice and steady while Myler pointed out cool stuff along the way. 

It was nice to not have the insane humidity. I can honestly say I may only have sweat as much on this whole run as I did in one mile of running while in the Caribbean.  

Baby Jogger Miles: 10.00Pulse Miles: 10.00
From Kory on Mon, May 10, 2010 at 21:23:30 from

Wow. I'm glad the warmer weather is getting here but your heat and humidity is something I would not like every year.

From Jon on Tue, May 11, 2010 at 00:11:26 from

I hear you on the humidity. It stinks.

From Superfly on Tue, May 11, 2010 at 15:39:12 from

Kory we have really hot weather here but it's almost always a dry heat without the humidity. I was on a trip down in the Caribbean when I was running in the humidity.

Total Distance

Dropped Myler off at grandmas and then had to go drop Mik'L's truck off at the shuttle location. She comes in late tonight and needed a ride home. Anywho I ran from there over to the DC and then did the Bloomington loop then back around the B-hills run to the house. Legs felt sloppy and form was floppy. I got no sleep last night and that was the main factor as I was just dead and kind if dizzy 3 miles into it. Went to sleep last night at 11 p.m- Myler woke up at 2 a.m and I gave him some milk. Then I laid there for one hour and there was no way I was going to sleep so I got up and went out to work in the yard at 3 a.m. Did that for 2 hours and built the chickens a sweet new home dug down in the ditch bank out of straw bails. It's actually a pretty nice set up. Then I came in and thought about sleeping so I laid down and Myler was crying by 5:30. I gave him another bottle and he stayed in the crib until around 7. So I maybe got 4.5 hours of sleep and I was already jet lagged. Oh I just need like 12 good, solid hours to get caught up. 

New Orange Landreth Miles: 14.00
Total Distance

B-hills loop this morning. Mik'L got home from PHX late last night and will go to Vegas on Thursday and Saturday. Anyways she was here to watch Myler so I could go do a run. Legs felt like they had clamps on them for the first 6 miles but then I warmed up and enjoyed the last 2 miles. Pretty morning. 

P.M- Pushed Myler around the River loop. It was mildly windy and with the jogger it seemed a little much but we made it through. Legs felt pretty good and I'm guessing I need to do some kind of formal workout with "speed" or effort outside of 7 min pace. But I'm pretty lazy when it comes to that. I'll try hard to hit one this week sometime.  

Baby Jogger Miles: 8.10Pulse Miles: 8.10Defyance 3 Miles: 8.10
Total Distance

Out and back into B-hills. I'm running like crap right now and totally not into it. Hopefully I can just keep my head above water and kind of break out of this funk from being sick and being on vacation. Now I'll spend the rest of the week in Vegas and finally come home for good on Sunday. 

Defyance 2 Miles: 10.00
From Holt on Thu, May 13, 2010 at 13:45:19 from

next saturday - Utah Hill!?

From Superfly on Thu, May 13, 2010 at 14:31:23 from

will plan on it.

Total Distance

9 miles this morning on the treadmill here at the hotel.

8.2 miles on the treadmill this evening.

I wish I was just home but if I have to be in Vegas it's nice to have a free penthouse room with all the room service I can order and my wife is making $$$ on top. Myler and I just kick it around the resort here at Monte Carlo. One more day then we go home Sunday morning.

Defyance 3 Miles: 8.20Ghost Miles: 9.00
Total Distance

12.8 miles on the treadmill here in Vegas. I finished off my treadmill running... It seems so hard for me to hold pace and mileage on the machine. All the runs I did down here I set it at a moderate pace between 6 min and 6:40 for the bulk of the mileage. So not easy pace anyways but on the treadmill it seemed extra hard. Now to relax the rest of the day with Myler.

Launch Miles: 12.80
Total Distance

Pushed Myler around the river loop. Mik'L and I are both just wore out from all this traveling the last 3 weeks. I can happily say that I'm home and have no plans to go anywhere for a long time. I've even thought about bailing on the UV marathon just because I don't want to go up there in a few weeks. 

Anyways all that said I just  kind of slugged around the loop today. Tired in all directions. Myler was too and was asleep during most of the run and while I mowed the law after we got home.  

P.M- Did the river loop again. Felt a little better than this morning but that could have just been because I wasn't pushing Myler.  

Baby Jogger Miles: 8.10Defyance Miles: 8.10Pulse Miles: 8.10
From Paul on Mon, May 17, 2010 at 13:52:22 from

Are you bringing the whole fam to UV? We should get together either for dinner before the race or for lunch afterward.

From Superfly on Mon, May 17, 2010 at 15:49:34 from

Yeah everyone is coming up. Lets plan on getting together for dinner the night before if possible. Things after the race might be too crazy with everyone going in different directions.

Sound really fun and it would be great to see everyone again.

From Paul on Mon, May 17, 2010 at 15:51:40 from

Sounds good. Stacy and Seth are coming down with me. It will be good to finally meet Myler. We can let them wrestle.

From Superfly on Tue, May 18, 2010 at 10:18:29 from

Ha ha Seth would own Myler. He's still pretty small. But we can set it up:)

Total Distance

Logan met me at my house early and we did the River loop with some extras on both sides. Pace was conversational and frankly I couldn't have picked it up if I had to. It was pretty nice out early but it's starting to get windy and the weather says it may rain today. 

Did the B-hills church loop this evening. The first 3 felt like I was pulling a trailer so at the 3 mile mark I decided to pick up the pace to see if that would help me get out of this funk. Hit the next three at around 6:10 pace and it felt as good or better than the first part. Hopefully my legs will come back from vacation soon.  

New Orange Landreth Miles: 6.60Defyance 3 Miles: 12.00
Total Distance

River loop. I felt a little better this morning than the days prior. Plus the weather was just perfect as the morning just starting. Blue skies and no wind at all. Going to try and stretch good and use the stick more to help bring some mojo back to my life. I'm only planning on doing a short run tonight and it will be slower with my uncle. 

5.4 around the B-hills loop with Don. Pace was nice and easy. Just what the doctor ordered because it felt hot and I needed a little recovery run. When we finished I felt good and refreshed.  

Pulse Miles: 5.40Ghost Miles: 8.10
Total Distance

Ran the River loop with Logan this morning. The first 5 or so felt slow and sloppy but I warmed up and the last 3 didn't feel too bad. I can tell I'm getting old because the miles just aren't as easy as they were a couple years ago. 

8.5 with the club tonight. One mile up to the gas station and back and then the Bloomington loop. Nice big group tonight so it made it fun. Pace was conversational and then maybe a little faster the last couple miles. Kind of starting to get hot out as it was 92 F when we started.  

Defyance 2 Miles: 8.10Ghost Miles: 8.50
From Clay on Thu, May 20, 2010 at 17:10:14 from

Clyde-Now you know how I feel every morning, I'm 47 and its not getting any easier!!!;( I rely on cross training (elliptical gliding) some days just to work the stiffness out, getting old sucks!

Keep up the good work;)

From Superfly on Fri, May 21, 2010 at 23:54:38 from

Thx man!

Total Distance

Out and back into B-hills. This was the best run so far this week. Didn't feel trashed, sore or just worn out. Form seemed to be nice and square without much effort and was able to glide through the run. Nothing really fast but able to beat the 7 min guy.  I may do another shorter run this evening or I may just rest up for the big run tomorrow. Hopefully I'll feel good for it. 

My weight was a season low at 151 after the run this morning. Getting really close to where I want to be with that.  

5.4 miles around the B-hills loop this afternoon. It was over 90 f and the wind was just pounding. So the run pretty much sucked. I was planning on just relaxing and slipping a few more in for the day but the wind made me work for every step. In hindsight I wish I would have just bagged it from the start.  

Defyance 3 Miles: 10.00
Total Distance

Did the Utah hill run today with a big group. Dave, Logan, Steve, James, Hayden, and Aaron. On the way up we kept a honest pace while battling the uphill (it's a solid 10 mile climb). We ended up beating the 8 min guy on the way up. I didn't have a watch or a garmin so I don't have exact numbers. 

On the way down Hayden and Aaron took off and ended up running like 5:03 pace for the 10 miles down. But we kept them in view and held a great tempo ourselves. Around 6 miles into the tempo Dave went by me and put about a min on me and I thought about just jogging in but still wanted to see what I could do so I just stuck there. He finished the 10 miles in 52:00 and I right around a min behind him. A great time. Way faster than any previous time running this run. Somewhere around 5:18 pace for 10 miles after a 10 mile climb... I'll take it. I didn't look at a watch once for the run and at times felt like I was going pretty slow so I was blown away when we finished to see those numbers. Hopefully it didn't jack me up too bad.  

Launch Miles: 20.00
From Logan Fielding on Sat, May 22, 2010 at 13:17:42 from

Way to showcase it today!

From Paul on Sat, May 22, 2010 at 13:24:01 from

Wow, nice!

From Superfly on Sat, May 22, 2010 at 15:25:26 from

Logan sh... don't give it away.

Thx Paul. You would have go sub 5 min pace back down.

From Mike Warren on Sat, May 22, 2010 at 16:05:23 from

The old Clyde is back! Hey, great run.

From Dustin on Sat, May 22, 2010 at 21:48:34 from

Great job Clyde, I figured you guys would be like rockets coming back down, sounds like a good place to do a good workout.

Total Distance

Did the river loop this morning. It was pretty chilly for May (49F) is really cool. But it actually felt nice and fresh. My legs didn't. They were pretty sore so the pace was slow and I tried to work things out. Even the arch of my feet were a little sore and I had to do toe curls to help the feet work through that. Anyways made it back and finally started to move along by the time I finished. Not as sore as after a marathon but maybe as sore as I've ever been after a workout. 

10 miles this evening. Although the legs are kind of sore this turned out to be a really good run. My form was nsync and working very efficiently. The weather is just amazing with a high of like 75??? It could easily be over a 100 by now so I feel very blessed.  

Pulse Miles: 8.10New Orange Landreth Miles: 10.00
Total Distance

12.2 miles this morning over to the DC and back with Logan. Cool again and at times I wished I'd had some gloves on. But a beautiful morning with no wind and blue skies. Pace was consistent... meaning we never went too fast but never slacked off either. I'm guessing we owned the 7 min guy by the end of the run. My quads are still pretty sore and by the time we go back to my house we both were ready to be done. Hoping the legs will loosen up as the day rolls out. 

Defyance 2 Miles: 12.20
Total Distance

Pushed Myler around the B-hills loop this morning. Another great morning with just super temps. This run was a lot harder than it should have been. My quads are still acting like they all sore and stuff. Plus I'm just generally fatigued. I took last night off from running to try and get some rest. I just didn't sleep good at all Sunday or Monday night and that got me trashed out for the following days. But it's all good and will help me keep the miles down as I really only want around 80 this week... but will most likely hit 90+ still. 

8.1 miles this afternoon around the river loop. It was hot and I really struggled. My quads are even more sore... kind of deep down. So it really messes with the stride making the effort far greater. I was dehydrated too and when I got home my wife said my face looked all grey and sunken in. Blah! I hope for a good nights rest and some good food and drink to get the body back.   

Glycerin Miles: 5.40Baby Jogger Miles: 5.40Ghost Miles: 8.10
Total Distance

10 miles around B-hills and some extra with Logan this morning. I got crap for sleep last night but this run still was leaps and bounds better than last night. We were sub 7 min pace for the whole run and at times I just wanted to relax but Logan kept pushing it. The morning was beautiful but much warmer than it has been. I had to take the shirt off after one mile and Logan was  sweaty mess. 

10.5 miles tonight with the running club. I went over thinking 8 would be plenty and then Steven said this run would be 9 and I was like ok... and then it turned out to be 10.5 so I was so ready to be done. Pace was conversational but steady. There was a nice breeze that kept it from being too hot which was very nice.  

Launch Miles: 10.00Defyance 2 Miles: 10.50
From Holt on Thu, May 27, 2010 at 11:29:52 from

It must have been at least 40 for Logan to be sweating!

See you tonight.

From JamesH on Thu, May 27, 2010 at 12:30:12 from

40? more like 25. That guy will sweat in a freezer. HA!

From Logan Fielding on Fri, May 28, 2010 at 20:20:16 from

I am sorry for sweating so much guys. It is just in my blood.

Total Distance

Got up and the whole family went out. Me running, and Mik'L riding her bike pulling the kid trailer with Myler and the dogs along. We did the basic B-hills loop. It was kind of windy which bothered me running and Mik'l riding. Finished up and then it calmed down... Anyways this will wrap it up for me today as I at the mileage needed and then some. So I'll enjoy the rest of the day and get ready for a 20 miler tomorrow.  

Pulse Miles: 6.60
Total Distance

20 miles this morning with the club out at the Little Black Mt. First lap was pretty slow... well really slow as we just chit chatted along to hit 10 miles in 1:20. Then on the second lap we didn't ever really start hammering it but finished in 1:13 (Dave and I). Steve took off with about 5 miles to go then Logan went to get him and eventually James decided to go too. So Dave and I brought up the rear. Good run. I always love running out there and today the temps were fairytale for this time of year.

New Orange Landreth Miles: 20.00
From Holt on Sat, May 29, 2010 at 15:24:12 from

Thanks for hanging with me!

From JamesH on Sat, May 29, 2010 at 15:32:46 from

Im all about sprinting the last few feet to get to the car. It makes me feel like Im a super fast.

From Clay on Sat, May 29, 2010 at 16:19:41 from

Nice run Clyde, your coming back strong.

From Paul on Sat, May 29, 2010 at 16:20:51 from

Good job with the training these last few weeks. Believe in yourself, you are going to rock.

From Superfly on Mon, May 31, 2010 at 13:13:08 from

Thanks guys. Paul... I hope so at some point. Even if I just plug in the ipod and blast the Scorpions... That's rocking where I come from:).

Total Distance

Met up with Dave, Logan and Kyle early at the running store. Then we drove up above Leeds and ran the dirt road back to STG that drops in above the turkey farm. I took my truck over on turkey farm road at the end of the pavement and then my father-in-law took all of us up to Leeds. We were running by 5:30 and it was just a beautiful morning as the sun came up. This course has LOTS of hills. Maybe 20 hills and a couple of them are over a mile long. So the pace wasn't fast but we kept it honest to the point that Logan puked a couple times. Pretty funny scene implanted in my mind forever:). Anyways a great way to start off a holiday as we were done and back at the truck by 8:20. 

Defyance 2 Miles: 21.25
From Holt on Mon, May 31, 2010 at 13:09:28 from

Nothing like a mid-sentence puking!

From Holt on Mon, May 31, 2010 at 13:09:52 from


Tell your father-in-law thanks again. And thanks to you as well.

Total Distance

Pushed Myler around the inner B-hills loop. It was hard to get out today. I was so busy yesterday (got up at 4:20 a.m and in bed after 10 p.m). So this morning I was dragging. Once out I wasn't really into it as I mentally counted down the miles until we finished. My legs are a little sore from the long run yesterday. 

I hope to get out again today but will have to see. It's our 9 year anniversary today. So after the busy work day Mik'L and I hope to get out for the evening for at least dinner. Anyways I'm really thankful for such a sweet little lady to spend eternity with. Like I always say she's a Trooper.  

Pulse Miles: 5.40
From Paul on Tue, Jun 01, 2010 at 12:21:50 from

Happy Anniversary. Today is #8 for Stacy and I. It is definitely worth a babysitter and dinner.

From jtshad on Tue, Jun 01, 2010 at 12:31:01 from

Happy Anniversary to both of you!

Total Distance

River loop. I was a little sore in the quads through the first 5 miles this morning but they loosened up and I ran fairly well the last 3 miles. It was a nice cooler morning before the day starts to heat up. It will be upper 90's today with temps over 100 coming by Friday or Saturday for the first time in 2010. I'm not ready to deal with it. But on the flipside this has been a cooler spring (windy too) and normally we'd have already seen temps at or over the 100F mark. 

River loop this evening. High of 96F today but when I went out at 6 it didn't feel too bad. There was a comfortable breeze and a slight overcast. At first my legs felt pretty good and within 2 miles I was striding a long fairly quick. But shortly after that the legs turned into 1,000 lb weights. I couldn't get things going to save my life. I could only focus on trying to maintain good form and made my way around the loop.  

Defyance 3 Miles: 8.10Ghost Miles: 8.10
Total Distance

Pushed Myler around the River loop. Legs felt pretty good and twas a pretty good run. Picked it up to 5:30 pace for a half mile or so to try and catch a runner up ahead that I thought was Bishop Thompson. But he didn't turn into Jedora and then I realized it wasn't Bishop. 

8.5 miles tonight with the club. It was 96 when I pulled into the parking lot before the run. We started out by running up to the gas station and back to wait for any stragglers. Then went on to run the Bloomington loop. For the first 3-4 miles we kept saying "it sure doesn't feel like it's 96" "it's not bad at all". By the finishing 3 miles it felt like it was over 100 and getting hotter every step. I was so dehydrated by the time  I got back... it was ugly. The pace kept getting faster and faster too. I think we just wanted to get done. I guess summer is finally here.  

Baby Jogger Miles: 8.10Defyance Miles: 8.10Ghost Miles: 8.50
Total Distance

River loop this  morning with Paul H. and Logan. We just ran chatty pace and that was perfectly fine with me. I feel trashed and will be taking the rest of the day off from running. It was coolish this morning but is projected to be 100 today so no running this afternoon won't hurt my feelings. 

Pulse Miles: 8.10
From Holt on Sun, Jun 06, 2010 at 20:19:56 from

Missed you Saturday - where you at? Not getting sick, I hope.

Total Distance

Didn't run today. The hammy was a little tight on Thurs and Fri so I wanted to give it some time off and try and be fully rested going into the marathon next week. It felt great to sleep in to 8:08 a.m. 

Total Distance

Got up early and ran over to the Flying J and then into Bloomington and back around. I wanted to go longer than regular and a little faster as to kind of work any junk out of my system after not running for the last 2 days. I was a little awkward the first 2 and then settled into around a 6:20-6:40 pace for the rest of the run. It felt pretty good and I hope to do a shorter run tonight with some solid core stuff all week. Looking forward to this weekends race with a scared anticipation.... 

Launch Miles: 11.20
From Clay on Mon, Jun 07, 2010 at 16:07:50 from

What race are you running Clyde?

From Jon on Mon, Jun 07, 2010 at 22:04:51 from

You'll do great. Just pace off Paul! Wait, do the full and half start at the same spot?

From Superfly on Mon, Jun 07, 2010 at 23:51:14 from

Clay I'm running UV this weekend. Not as an all out race for blood but I still want to give an honest effort.

Thx Jon. I think the start is different.

From josse on Tue, Jun 08, 2010 at 20:36:49 from

Can't wait to see you come in. If you are interested some of us from the blog are meeting for dinner at Cafe Peasan on friday at 6 pm. more info is on my blog.

From josse on Tue, Jun 08, 2010 at 20:37:52 from

The start of the half is at mile 13 of the marathon.

From Superfly on Wed, Jun 09, 2010 at 15:08:58 from

Thanks Josse. Don't hold your breath about me coming in... it might be bad for your baby:) I'm more excited to see everyone than to run. I'm still not sure what the plan is for dinner but we'll run into ya one way or another.

Total Distance

Did the same loop this morning as I did yesterday. Logan joined me and we kept a steady push around. It was warm 77 F so we stopped at all 3 drinking fountains along the way. Nice to get out and watch the morning roll in. I decided not to run last night and won't do any afternoon or evening runs this week. I think running in 100+ degree temps will do more harm than good this close to the race. Mentally I'm not really very tuned in to race so hopefully I can get a little more confident and jazzed as the week continues. 

Ghost Miles: 11.20
Total Distance

River loop. Waited until 7:30 and it was already 76 when I left and 87 when I got home. Running is such a fun sport in the summer here in STG. Weight is in the right spot for race week so hopefully the legs and brain will follow along. Busy day with a thousand little things to get done while trying to keep track of Myler.  

Defyance 3 Miles: 8.10
From scotthughes on Wed, Jun 09, 2010 at 15:07:32 from


I am excited to see you all come in to the finish. I am sure you are going to do great. Once you get started the mental stuff will sort itself out! You are like a race horse that hasn't been on the track in won't take long to get it all back.

From Superfly on Wed, Jun 09, 2010 at 15:09:55 from

thx Scott good luck this weekend to you man.

From scotthughes on Wed, Jun 09, 2010 at 15:13:46 from

I am just wanting to have a good run. I am not in good condition....I do hope to run a respectable time, maybe around 1:35-1:40. My PR is 1:35 so that may be a far reach.

Total Distance

Did the middle B-hills loop. 2 mile warm up, 2.5 miles at 5k pace, 2.1 mile cool down. I wanted to see if the legs were still there and give them a little wake up call for Saturday. So I took the warm up nice and slow then really powered through the tempo. I thought durning the warm up that if I was racing a 10k today I think I'd do pretty good. Felt pretty strong through the tempo staying under 5:30 pace. I would have liked to be a little smoother but when running at 5k or faster I don't run smooth... it's more robotic. Then jogged it in and did a solid ab workout. 

T minus two day until the race- here is where my nerves start to get frazzled.  

Launch Miles: 6.60
Total Distance

Around the Knolls and back. A short little run before we head up north. It was cloudy and a little cooler and it felt good. I can tell I'm tapering because everything hurt. I can't wait to have this marathon behind me. I just need a positive outcome under my belt so I can focus on a solid summer of training before STG. 

Ghost Miles: 4.00
From jtshad on Fri, Jun 11, 2010 at 10:39:31 from

Good luck tomorrow, tear it up!

I didn't see your name on the registration list for STG, so are you running it?

From Paul on Fri, Jun 11, 2010 at 10:39:57 from

A good taper always hurts.

From Superfly on Fri, Jun 11, 2010 at 11:34:57 from

Thx Jeff. I haven't actually gotten into STG yet. Hopefully I'll get in with some help from Steve at the store.

From Little Bad Legs on Fri, Jun 11, 2010 at 13:47:18 from

Good luck this weekend!

From Clay on Fri, Jun 11, 2010 at 14:08:12 from

Good luck tomorrow Clyde and try and have fun;)

From Robert on Fri, Jun 11, 2010 at 19:51:25 from

Have a great race Clyde!

Race: Utah Valley Marathon (26.2 Miles) 02:36:20, Place overall: 8, Place in age division: 2
Total Distance

Wow what a day. Up at 1:40 a.m this morning. I had set the alarm for 3 a.m but Myler thought I needed to get up a little earlier. Finally home in STG at 6:30 p.m. Here's what happened in the middle. 

Dave and I stayed at my uncles in Orem. We left his house at 3:20 a.m to make the rounds and pick up James, Steve H, Walter, and Paul P. Got on the bus at 4 a.m and road up to the start. It was nice up at the start but wet from lots of rain. Had 2 good potty stops and then one more 3 min's before the race stared right off the road before the gun.

I've been running Garmin-less since mine kicked the bucket so I wore my wife's Timex and I failed to get most of the splits. Thats why I like a garmin because it thinks for you....

First 5 miles in 29:03. I'm in like 20th place trying to hold back and just run easy. A big pack went out faster and then there was a smaller second pack of Steve A, Holt, Walter and a couple other guys. I actually was falling off this pack. But my plan was to just run easy until at least the half. No race mode just try and get some muscle memory back.

13 miles in 1:16:52. I'm not sure what the half spit was but guessing like 1:17:20. Up to here I had run just as planned. Didn't worry about the race. Didn't care how far back I was from everyone else. But the legs were just heavy. From mile 6 they got heavy. Never cramped just felt like steel beams. Plus we had rain from the start to about mile 14 or 15. Sometimes heavy pounding rain... but luckily no wind to speak of. 

20 miles in 1:58:37. From the half to mile 20 was a weird section. I caught up to Dave somewhere a long the line and it was good to be working together for a while. I told him my wife was at mile 19 and that if things didn't change I was thinking about DNFing and just getting in a solid 20 mile workout. He jumped on the bandwagon and by 17 announced that "he was done and stopping". I said lets just run to the mouth of the canyon where Mik'L was and then decide. So as we came around the corner out of the canyon I could see the girls and said "what do ya think"? Dave said lets just finish but it's gonna be ugly. I agreed and said we'd be real lucky to even break 2:40 since the "downhill" was done and we were approaching the long straight shot through Provo.

23 miles in 2:16:49. Something changed as we stared running on the flat section. Dave started to pull away from me and I started to feel a little groove. I think at 20 I felt it was safe to finally turn it on and finally start racing. So I started clipping off even 6 min miles when I thought I'd be lucky to hold 6:30's. Along here I pass Steve A. and am settled into a smooth stride for the first time all race. 

24 miles 2:22:52 ran this mile in 6:03 and was tuned into 6 min pace.

25 miels in 2:28:55 ran it in 6:02- Finally catch the "white and blue shirt guy" just before the overpass and he just waves me by without a fight. 

26.2 miles in 2:36:20- Happy to have ran the last 10k in a decent fashion. It seemed it was going to be much worse from early in the race. 

Overall I was really happy with the race. All I wanted was to come up and have a positive running experience and tune out some decent tempo miles. I didn't want to "race" from the gun and try for any money. Just to have something positive to get me going again before a summer of good training. I was please to work through the heavy legs bug and turn out a 6 min avg marathon knowing I've got a lot more to give. It will be really good to start doing more tempo runs once a week or so and that will help as I've been running 7 min pace for about 16 months now. 

It was a great course. I'd love to come back in real race shape to see what could happen. I'll run it again for sure. It was totally fun to have dinner with some friends the night before and see others at the race and stuff. It got me really excited to be out competing again. When's the next race?  

Launch 2 Miles: 26.20
From jtshad on Sat, Jun 12, 2010 at 21:50:40 from

Congrats on a great time and finishing off so strongly! Way to find that groove and the fight to keep going after 20 milers...your story almost makes me wish I was there with you guys!

Glad you got home safely! A great race report!

From Little Bad Legs on Sat, Jun 12, 2010 at 21:53:25 from

It's good to see that the race was a positive experience, just like you'd wanted. I'm sure it will set you up nicely for a great SG in October!

From Dustin on Sat, Jun 12, 2010 at 23:05:54 from

Great Job Clyde. Always impressed by how well you run. Should be exciting to see what you do at STG after a good summer of training.

Sorry I didn't hang around longer after the race and visit. As you witnessed I looked more like a bum off the street.

From Paul on Sat, Jun 12, 2010 at 23:25:12 from

Great job in the race, and it was good seeing you again. Myler is adorable, which I already knew from facebook at least. Your last 10K was no surprise to me. You are faster than you think, and some things you never lose.

From josse on Sat, Jun 12, 2010 at 23:33:06 from

So glad you had a good positive experience and didn't give up. I love when things turn around and the end of the marathon, they make us remember why we do this.

From Jon on Sun, Jun 13, 2010 at 00:24:55 from

It was good to see you push through the bad stretch and finish strong- perserverance (sp?) pays off! 2:36 is a lot better than the 2:40 you thought you'd get midway through. Nice work.

Are you gonna come run any trails with us in Logan?

From Lindsey Dunkley on Sun, Jun 13, 2010 at 02:31:12 from

Way to stick it out and end up with a great race!

From Superfly on Sun, Jun 13, 2010 at 10:12:04 from

Thanks everyone.

Jeff I wish you would have been there too.

Jon-I don't know. I may actually come up there in 2 weeks and then on to Park City for the weekend. So if I do it would be cool to do a run with you guys. As far as races. Most likely not this year. I kind of want to do the road thing this summer and try and bust another PR at STG but we'll have to see on that.

From Mike Warren on Sun, Jun 13, 2010 at 10:20:16 from

Clyde, great job my friend. This will get you going for that big time PR at STG. Look forward to running with you this summer.

From Walter on Sun, Jun 13, 2010 at 10:33:49 from

Clyde, You did great! Catching Dave was your best bet in that race. You guys had a great last 10k also! I was real close to you at mile 19 then stopped for a cytomax drink my wife had for me. Then thought I could reel you in again and you two dropped me like an old man! lol Great job! I have some work to do to try and break 2:30 this year. A good wake up call, oh and all you SG runners were so damn tan! Give us a couple of months and we can look like you. lol

From JamesH on Sun, Jun 13, 2010 at 12:55:50 from

Good running Clyde. Glad you decided to stick it out and ended up finding your groove. A good summer of training will get you back into it for a great STG.

From Holt on Sun, Jun 13, 2010 at 17:10:42 from

Glad you guys made it home! Thanks again for the housing - and really thanks for the help in the race. It was all pretty crappy! So let's go out and get ready for a real one now!

From RivertonPaul on Sun, Jun 13, 2010 at 17:50:58 from

Glad it was a possitive run.

From Adam RW on Thu, Jul 01, 2010 at 23:24:01 from

Sounds like a great way to start the summer. Nice race.

From Steve on Tue, May 24, 2011 at 10:52:46 from

Just reading some of your past races for some training ideas. Kick butt race here. Nice mental work! Was that Ashbaker you passed? (Steve A)

From Superfly on Tue, May 24, 2011 at 13:13:03 from

Yes Ashbaker. Sometimes I don't feel that mentally strong:)

Total Distance

Pushed Myler and the dogs on a short little run here in Little Valley. Legs were sore but runnable. Actually it felt just as good to run as it did to walk. Still I'm not in a rush to hit mileage and am going to give myself a real recovery week with no stress to run anything more than a short little jog.  

Total Distance

Did a family bike ride over into Bloomington Hills and around. I pulled the trailer with Myler and the dogs while Mik'L road her big girl bike along side. Riding the bike was a nice way to work the legs out without the impact of running. I kept changing the gears as to have to keep peddling the entire ride and pushing the legs. Felt ready to be done by the time we got home. 

Didn't get out to Hurricane today but did the inner B-hills loop at 5 p.m and it was HOT. I ran pretty good all things considering. I didn't have a watch but I think the pace was under 7 min. Actually too fast but I kind of got in a groove and wanted to get out of the heat. Legs feel pretty good 3 days after a marathon. 

Ghost Miles: 5.40
Total Distance

River loop this morning with Paul H. He agreed to take it easy on me and we just had a nice mellow run around the loop. I had some tummy issues and had to hit the bathroom in B-hill and was glad it was there to hit. I spent most of the run trying to convince Paul that he's a 2:40 marathoner and too get signed up for some races to keep his fitness. Good run and glad that's all for the day- recovery is coming a long but no need to rush it. 

Defyance 3 Miles: 8.10
From Mike Warren on Wed, Jun 16, 2010 at 10:43:52 from

You run with Clyde long enough and even Fat Albert could be a 2:40 marathoner. Nice job getting out.

From Holt on Wed, Jun 16, 2010 at 13:56:02 from

Is that a comment about you or me Mike?!

From Holt on Wed, Jun 16, 2010 at 19:03:15 from

Club tomorrow at 8 - I'm planning on going.

From Mike Warren on Thu, Jun 17, 2010 at 09:05:49 from

Well, I am not a 2:40 marathoner so I guess it will have to be about you, LOL!

Total Distance

Pushed Myler out and back to the bridge this morning. I just wanted a shorter run to kind of help the legs sharpen up. Then I'll go to club run tonight. Legs are feeling ok, but it's hard to tell pushing the baby jogger. Both hammy's were sore but not (injured) just sore. Got home and worked in the garden for a couple hours. The wind basically destroyed my tomato plants and did a number on everything else too. So I had to prune everything back past the damaged area. 

7.5 miles tonight at running club. We just hit the standard Bloomington loop nice and easy the whole way. Bill told us at the end that we ran a 7:10 avg and I was surprised to see that it was that fast. Had a major bathroom stop at the finish to get rid of all the junk today.  

Pulse Miles: 4.00Ghost Miles: 7.50
From Mike Warren on Thu, Jun 17, 2010 at 13:44:33 from

You should write a book on gardening. It could be a gardening/running book. You have to admit that would be an original. See you tonight.

Total Distance

River loop this morning. It was cool as the sun was coming up. 57 F is a great temp for the middle of June... even though it will be at or close to 100 today. I did  a little extra to try and help a guy with some little dogs at the park. There were some bigger loose dogs out and starting to chase the guy with his little dogs. So I ran over and drove the big dogs away. The right hammy is sore (not my injured one). I need a good overhaul from Mik'L using the stick and foam roller. 

Defyance 2 Miles: 8.20
Total Distance

Morning club run out around my old stomping grounds. We left Bill's old house and ran up out of GS to the water tank then down through industrial and around Middleton back to Bill's. On the way back we saw a house on fire (sad). Then the whole group stayed to help Bill move into his new house. With everyone there it was a pretty smooth process and I was home by 11 a.m. 

New Landreth Miles: 11.00
From Mike Warren on Sat, Jun 19, 2010 at 14:47:59 from

Great run! Pretty good week following a marathon. Nice job.

Total Distance


River loop. Legs felt really good. No soreness and actually they kind of wanted to "go". But I resisted the temptation and just ran nice and relaxed until the bathroom at mile 6. There I had to make a pit stop and then kind of picked it up for the rest of the run. Looking forward to kind of ramping back up the mileage this week. Not going to hit anything amazing but somewhere in the 80 mpw range. I've got to go to Park City this weekend (thurs or fri) so I'll try and hit the fist part of the week a little harder to give myself a break on the days while we are up there. 


Mik'L got me a new Garmin 405 for fathers day so I finally had a reliable unit to run with again. So that being the case I went out into the fields then back around Stone Cliff to the river trail and in to B-hills then back home. It was a version of a run I did last summer. Highlights of the run was that it was freaking hot. Really hot and thats going to be hard to deal with this summer. Then once I got down to the golf course I was going over to the water to get a drink and I got stung in the had by a wasp, hornet or bee. It came out of no where and drew blood on contact. I think that is the first time I've ever been stung. Ouch! It really hurt. So other than the heat and being stung it was a fun run playing with the new Garmin. Hopefully I can get as many miles with this one as the last one I wore out.  

Defyance Miles: 9.30Defyance 2 Miles: 8.10
From Mike Warren on Mon, Jun 21, 2010 at 23:32:37 from

Son Of A "BEE"! Lol. Awesome miles man. New Garmin, sweet.

Total Distance


Logan and Steve came over early this morning for a run. We went up by the new airport and around the fields loop. It was a great morning. Temps early have been nice- even cool. Pace was slow and chatty. Nice run to start the day. 


I didn't want to brave the heat today so I ran on the treadmill. It was good because I finished watching Valkyrie. A pretty good movie but what a crazy real life story. I just wish the bomb would have got Hitler and all those guys would have not be executed. So my blood was pumping and the time flew while on the machine.  

Pulse Miles: 10.00
Total Distance

Started out with the river loop and then at mile 6 I looped back around B-hills and the Knolls to extend the run a little. I slept horrible and woke up feeling dead. So I thought the run was just going to be a bummer. But once out I just worked on form and it wasn't too bad. Still slow with a 7:33 avg but it wasn't as physically hard as I was expecting. After I got home I went and worked on the ditch bank where I'm attempting to level off so I can eventually put a nice chicken coop there. But it was physically harder than expected and now my hands have blisters... and I was wearing gloves. 

4 miles this evening on the treadmill. Just logging some miles. Nothing else really to say.  

Defyance 3 Miles: 10.50
Total Distance

Ran this morning with Paul H. We did the same loop out around the fields and Stone Cliff that I did the other day. Another beautiful morning out before a hellishly hot day. We had a great run and even ran into Steven Abraham Lincoln and his barefoot running buddies doing some Webb hill repeats. 

Club run tonight at my house with the lads. We did the middle B-hills loop. It was hot and no one was really into it so the run was shortish. Steve dropped early with some stommy issues. Then the Holt's and I finished up to find him on my front lawn. Then I made the boys work and help me move my new chicken coop around. The sucker is heavy. But now it's pretty well all set up I'll just have to do some fine tuning next week after we get back from Park City. 

Launch Miles: 9.30Ghost Miles: 6.50
Total Distance

Regular River loop this morning. The whole run felt undaunting. I'm dead. Haven't slept much this week- I think it's the full moon. Maybe I'm a werewolf. Anyways just slugged through it. Maybe the only run I do today. We are driving up to Park City this morning for the weekend so I might run tonight up there or I might not. Looking forward to getting out of the heat.  

Pulse Miles: 8.10
From Dustin on Fri, Jun 25, 2010 at 23:45:09 from

Have a good trip, I couldn't sleep last night either? Not sure why

Total Distance

I did an out and back run from our room north on the Olympic trail. The first 5 miles were downhill and I just tried to relax and enjoy the cool mountain air. I went out at an avg of 7:09 pace. Then on the way back it was all uphill and I decided to make a little game out of it. Try to negative split going back with the uphill climing. Came back in a 6:59 avg. Not anything crazy fast but with the uphill and the elevation it was worth calling it a Tinman effort.

Then after I got done running I did a mutha of a mt bike ride going out and back on the mid mountian trail. It was basically a 4 hour workout ontop of the run. Won't count any mileage as I didn't wear the garmin and don't know how far I actually went. I will say that I was SO trashed when I finally got back to town. I went to Burger King (because I was starving) and ordered like 7 things off the dollar menu and was still hungry. Then road back to the room. Fun ride and I only went over the handle bars 3 times... but none of the wrecks were that serious however I will be super sore tomorrow.

Launch Miles: 11.10
Total Distance

Around Stone Cliff then back around the Knolls. Nice 7:10 avg pace for the run. Felt ok for  a Monday and hope to keep the ball rolling through the week. I'll be out of town for the weekend so I hope to get ahead of the count early in the week so I can relax up in Torrey. 

5 slow miles this evening with my uncle out in Hurricane. It was pretty hot and he's just trying to figure this heat running out. After we finished the weather turned ugly with high winds and a little rain.  

Pulse Miles: 12.70New Orange Landreth Miles: 5.00
From Clay on Mon, Jun 28, 2010 at 16:24:30 from

Nice start to the week Clyde, keep working hard.

Total Distance

Bigger workout this morning with a biggish group. Steve, James, Logan and Paul showed up at my house at 6 a.m. We did basically the same loop I did  yesterday. Out around the fields and Stone Cliff then down to the Dixie Center then back through B-hills and around the Knolls to the  house. We started off with a slow easy warm up for 3 miles. Then the plan was to do around 6 miles at Tinman tempo (6 min pace). We started off and we were fast from the git go. As we made our way down to the Dixie Center Logan laid down the hammer and I thought he must be feeling antsy. But there was a communication flaw and he only thought we were doing 4 miles of tempo. So just over the bridge by the freeway we called it at 4.1 at an avg of 5:47 pace for that section. Then the guys rolled in running very well collectively and we just cooled down the remainder back to the house. 

Felt pretty good all things considered. I think I'm still a little stale from UV and this morning was pretty hot. 76 F at the start and it just kept getting warmer by the second. I'm kind of glad we ended the tempo at 4 miles because next week we can just add one mile and work our way up. Anyways I guess this officially starts my "real" training up to STG.  


Did the River loop at 5 pm. There was some nice cloud cover which made things a little more doable than out in the direct sun. But I was still dead and overheated. But now I'm glad the miles are in the bank and I can relax until the morning.  

Defyance Miles: 8.10Launch Miles: 12.60
From Dustin on Tue, Jun 29, 2010 at 11:45:40 from

Nice job. So are you guys doing tempo stuff every Tuesday? I'm not very busy this summer and could probably make it over for some workouts.

From Bill on Tue, Jun 29, 2010 at 14:13:41 from

nice job Clyde!

From Holt on Tue, Jun 29, 2010 at 18:32:34 from

I must be mistaken... I thought as a member of the Circle of Trust I would get invited to such a workout - but maybe I'm out... hum...?

Total Distance

Out and back into B-hills. It didn't cool off much last night because of the cloud cover. So it was warm and muggy this morning. I felt like death last night after the run and expected this mornings run to be horrible. It was a little better than that and maybe even just bad. I'm going to spend the day trying to hydrate well. I dropped to under 150lbs this morning. The scale said 149lbs for the first time since the summer of 2008. So good and bad. Good to be down to a faster running weight bad that I'm basically dehydrated to pull it off.  

4 miles this afternoon on the treadmill. It was overcast but then the sun came out and I didn't want to deal with it. My garage was still 97F. I had big fan set up in front of the treadmill and it was blowing what felt like blow dryer heat in my face. Fun stuff.  

Defyance 3 Miles: 10.00
From JamesH on Wed, Jun 30, 2010 at 18:53:17 from

So if we are going by weight I should be the second fastest person in the world right?

From Superfly on Wed, Jun 30, 2010 at 21:43:19 from


Total Distance

Nice easy recovery run around the River loop this morning. I saw Logan at practice with his cross country team but decided to just press on. Legs feel pretty good I'm just dead throughout the rest of the body. The heat is killing me this summer. 

7.5 miles tonight with the club around the Bloomington loop. I felt pretty flat tonight and it didn't help that Dave and Logan wanted to be aggressive on the way back. I just can't get totally hydrated this summer. Once we got back I downed a 32oz gatorade and it didn't even start to quench. Other than that it was a good group tonight and we dropped a lot of sweat and spit on the trail.  

Pulse Miles: 8.10Ghost Miles: 7.50
From Robert on Thu, Jul 01, 2010 at 12:33:56 from

Sounds like the weather we had here last week. A total drain.

From Superfly on Thu, Jul 01, 2010 at 12:38:27 from

This weeks highs have been:

Monday- 111

Tues- 109

Wed- 106

Today will be end up around 110

Too much man. It just doesn't cool off for the evening run and even the morning run still starts out a almost 80.

Total Distance

Ran with Paul around the River loop extended this morning. Felt better than I thought I would. Nice morning here before it gets crazy hot. Now I'm off to 7,000 ft and an enjoyable, cooler weekend in Torrey. 

Defyance 2 Miles: 10.00
Race: Torrey Apple Days (3.1 Miles) 00:17:40, Place overall: 1, Place in age division: 1
Total Distance

I got sick Friday with an upset stomach and didn't know if I was going to be able to run today. I didn't eat dinner Friday night and no breakfast at all Saturday morning. But I still had a record 7 Big bathrooms before the race. I felt like going over to the start and then deciding wether or not to race. So I got in a 5k warm up and there was a decent number of runners there and the energy talked me into doing it. Two guys went out at like 4:40 pace but it only lasted about a quarter and then I slipped into the lead and quickly had all the breathing room I wanted. I ended up finishing 4-5 min's before the second place guy so there was no pushing. The course was slow. First mile was in 5:29 and maybe a 5:10 effort. The next mile was uphill at 7,000 ft the elevation killed and I hit a 6:08 with an honest 5:25 effort. Then to finish this should have been the fastest mile with the wind finally at our backs and using a slight downhill but I only ran a 5:50 with maybe around a 5:40 effort. I felt dead at the end and almost barfed. The tempo I did earlier this week was as fast or faster with about 50% of the effort. So the time was pretty weak for this race but the effort was much better and despite not feeling too good the night before I actually ran o.k. Cooled down with a couple moreish and called it a day. 

Ended up wining three pair of good running socks and a $25 gift certificate to one of the local burger and shake joints. So it was worth my $10 entry fee. Glad to not worry too much about running today and just chill up here in to cooler air.  

Launch Miles: 8.70
From Burt on Sat, Jul 03, 2010 at 20:49:25 from

Nice Clyde. I like how you won by 4-5 minutes and still almost puked.

From Kam on Sun, Jul 04, 2010 at 01:08:51 from

Torrey is the best. I love the place with the kinetic sculptures. Congrats on the hard effort win!

From Brent on Sun, Jul 04, 2010 at 10:13:23 from

SuperFly - didn't you win this race last year also, 500 commando points for the win and potty stop record. Great time for not feeling your best.

Stay Kool, B of BS Rools out

From jtshad on Sun, Jul 04, 2010 at 16:06:06 from

Sounds like we had similar experiences in a 5K this weekend.

From Superfly on Mon, Jul 05, 2010 at 19:50:46 from

Thanks guys.

Kam I love Torrey too. It's my hometown. In fact the finish line of this race was right across the street from the house I lived in with my great grandparents back in high school.

Jeff- I hear ya man.

Brent- I didn't run it last year but did win the year before.

Total Distance

Did the Teasdale loop this morning. Felt like I was dragging and that time was going to be really slow. But I still hit the 8 mile mark at an hour straight so not too bad. The temps were cool and I could have used gloves for the first 5 miles. I'm continually amazed at how out of shape the altitude makes me feel up here. Running is a struggle. I guess I need to move up here for about three weeks to open up the lungs. 

4.1 miles on the treadmill this evening back at home. Had a fun weekend and a nice drive home today. After arrival I built a little deck that overhangs the stream behind our house. So you can sit on it and dangle your feet off into the water. We'll see how well it holds up when the hight water moves in... but for now it's pretty nice. Anyways after that I didn't want to got out and run. The treadmill wasn't too bad either as I just watched the middle section of Funny People with Adam Sandler- the movie is just ok.  

New Orange Landreth Miles: 4.10Defyance 2 Miles: 10.40
Total Distance

Tempo Tuesday with Logan, Dave and Steven Abraham Lincoln Hooper Pope Abercrombie and Fitch. We started at my house and did the same loop as last week. 3 mile warm up over to Stone Cliff. Then 5 miles at Tinman Tempo- it ended up being a little faster as we hit a 5:49 avg durning the tempo. Felt pretty good until the last mile as we climbed out of the river and into B-hills. The pace felt horribly slow on that mile but we still ran a 6:03. Anyways I'm happy to be getting some workouts into my training. I hate them durning but love having them in the bank. Finished with a 4.6 mile cool down back to the house.  

3.5 miles on the treadmill this afternoon. Didn't feel like doing much but did get on for a half hour. Legs felt pretty good once I got going but I still didn't want to stay on long.  

TypeA Miles: 12.60
From Mike Warren on Tue, Jul 06, 2010 at 10:25:35 from

Nice workout. You will collect the interest come STG.

From scotthughes on Thu, Jul 08, 2010 at 18:55:12 from

You guys inspire me! I have been taking it too easy on the running the past several months...kind of getting discouraged. I have been taking the easy way by biking. After getting back on the blog and reading your guys posts I want to get back to running. Hopefully I can get the shin taken care of so I can start getting in some long runs.

Thanks for posting...I hope to see you out in the early morning sometime...running!

Total Distance

Started out with a lap around the Knolls and Rustic because I ran into Logan at the park. So we did that lap together then I did the regular River Loop with a short extension by the house. Felt great out this morning with temps @ 66F. That's great for a July morning. 

5.5 miles this evening around the inner B-hills loop. It was 100F out but I soaked my running hat in water and once I got going it wasn't too bad. Finished with a nice gatorade slushy that I made in my new Magic Bullet from Costco. Ice+gatorade power+water and you got a 4 dollar slushy for about 10 cents.  

Defyance 3 Miles: 11.20Ghost Miles: 5.50
From Mike Warren on Thu, Jul 08, 2010 at 09:19:15 from

Did you include your labor in the 10 cent cost? If you did I would like to offer you a job. lol TO make a slushy, just set it and forget it!!

Total Distance

Started out by doing the first 6 miles of the river loop but then circled back through B-hills and the Knolls to finish. I tried to stay slow and easy the entire run and it worked because I only hit a avg of 7:40. Kind of felt wore out and dehydrated. I'm going to work on getting a nap in today. 

8 miles tonight with the club. Did the Bloominton loop with a little at the end to square it off at 8. Good group out tonight to run with Hayden on his last run before the mission. He's been a good kid and should do great out in the field. It's been fun running with him over the years. As we got on the trail back up to the DC everyone took off and I dropped my keys. So I spent the next two miles trying to reel them in and hit a couple miles at 5:30 pace up to the freeway where we put it into cool down mode. It was kind of fun picking it up and on tired legs it turned out better than I thought it would.  

Pulse Miles: 10.50Defyance 2 Miles: 8.00
Total Distance

Same run as yesterday morning. Only today Logan joined me for the first 4.5 before he had to go to practice. It was hot out from the start with the over night low only hitting 80F. But I felt better than yesterday and without working at all went from a 7:40 avg to a 7:30 today. Most likely I'll pack it in for the day and rest up for tomorrow mornings long progressive run. 

Defyance 3 Miles: 10.50
From Holt on Fri, Jul 09, 2010 at 12:48:13 from

It was hot - but those clouds were nice.

Total Distance

Did the southern parkway loop from my house. We started at 5 a.m and it was already 87 F. Sucked! I mean when your running in the darkness of morning and it feels that hot and humid already you know your in for a treat. After a 6 mile warm up we did basically a tinman tempo for 6 miles hitting an avg of 6:04 for that section. Then we rejoined forces to head back and ran at EZ cool down pace for a couple but I had a little mini golf tourney to get to so I picked it up to 6:40 pace for the last 5.5 miles. I was feeling pretty good this morning and the 6:40's on the way back home felt effortless. It was nice to feel good for once. Didn't play as good of golf as I'd have liked and kind of burned out 6 holes into it after it really got HOT. Then we met the wives and kids at the park and had a BBQ at noon on one of the hottest days of the year. The heat sucked but it was still a fun outing the the elders quorum.  

Defyance 2 Miles: 20.00
From Jon on Sat, Jul 10, 2010 at 16:11:12 from

Nice mileage this week- and we definitely don't envy your temps!

From Clay on Sat, Jul 10, 2010 at 23:26:45 from

Great run Clyde!

From Superfly on Mon, Jul 12, 2010 at 12:20:16 from

thx guys

Total Distance

Did the parkway loop with Paul H this morning. We cut in on the road by Flying J and then back home keeping the run shorter than it was on Saturday. Temps this morning were about 10 or so degrees cooler than it was Saturday and that was great. We ran pretty honest hitting an avg of 7:21 for the run and having around 10 miles at or under 7 min pace. I felt great for a Monday and hope to ride that wave all week. Good news is that I'm done for the day. 

Defyance 3 Miles: 15.50
Total Distance

Tempo Tuesdays. We did the same loop as the last few weeks only we did 6 miles at tinman tempo. Bill showed up a little late so we got about .2 extra jogging back to pick him up. So on the 3 mile warm up it was already about 90 F and we all could feel it. I knew this was going to be a factor on the tempo. After a potty stop and some quick stretching we were off. We've hit this tempo a little fast the last couple week and agreed to keep it closer to 6 min pace today. So that's what we did and I think ended with around a 5:54 avg. I felt pretty good and much better than last week even with the heat today. The last couple miles of this course make you work for it and I was glad that we were done but still felt very much in control. I can feel a big difference in just 3 weeks of adding tempo workouts. Getting stronger and able to battle the mental struggles much better. 

6.5 mile middle B-hills loop. I went at 4:40 p.m and it was 105 F. Yeah it was hot. I took my two hand held running water bottles filled with ice water and a hat soaked in water. This made it doable. I took a swig every half mile or so but by the time I had a mile and a half left the ice water had totally turned to HOT water. I got through it and in the end it was't too bad- compared to being horsewhipped. 

Launch Miles: 12.80TypeA Miles: 6.50
From Mike Warren on Tue, Jul 13, 2010 at 11:00:20 from

Thanks for the run Clyde. Your course is a tough one, but fair. Looking forward to doing this run every week.

From Holt on Tue, Jul 13, 2010 at 18:14:31 from

You guys want to do Chelsi's Run on Thursday night (maybe after club?) $10 if we turn in our entry for tomorrow at the Pizza Factory in St. George.

From Bill on Tue, Jul 13, 2010 at 19:48:06 from

Nice Run Superfly! you guys looked like a well oiled running machine as you passed Mike and Me.

From Jon on Tue, Jul 13, 2010 at 20:10:05 from

Better than being horsewhipped... nice.

From JohnR on Tue, Jul 13, 2010 at 21:28:08 from

Nice workouts in the heat. I don't know how you guys in St. George do it...I complain when I'm running in 90 degree heat in Boise.

From Mike Warren on Tue, Jul 13, 2010 at 23:42:50 from


Total Distance

Looped to the DC and then up the river trail to River road and back home. It was cooler this morning than yesterday and much appreciated. My legs felt kind of flat but not dead. As I was crossing the river by the DC the stake president came riding by on his bike and we said hello. Then one mile up the river trail he was off pushing it. He said he blew a tire right after the DC. Sucks it was going to take him a half hour to push it home. 

4 more miles tonight on the treadmill. It was still 99 F in my garage but cooler than the 106F out in the sun. Ran nice and slow hitting the 4 miles in about 34 min's.  

Pulse Miles: 10.20
From Bob on Wed, Jul 14, 2010 at 11:16:40 from

Love your blog title. That's a blast from the past.

From Superfly on Wed, Jul 14, 2010 at 15:09:40 from

Thanks man I've been waiting for someone to appreciate this title.

Race: Chelsi's Run (3.1 Miles) 00:15:46, Place overall: 2
Total Distance

Did the river loop and had to add a little extra for a potty stop. I felt like death today. Actually last night after the treadmill I felt horrible and it continued thru this morning. I was dizzy and light headed on the run for at least the first 3 miles and then I kind of found some balance. I haven't slept well the last few night and need to get caught up on some rest. Hopefully by tonight I'll feel better or else I'll have to skip the 5k.


Chelsi's Run 5k tonight at 10 p.m.

I drove over at 9 p.m to meet the guys early for a warm up. On the way over it was 104 f and it just felt deathly HOT and humid. I thought there is no way we should be racing. We did just under a 4 mile warm up with a good big group from the club and more then I extended to be even at 4.  

The race details are kind of sketchy. For one my official time. My garmin somehow went out at around 2 miles. When I came across the finish line I looked at the race clock a few seconds after coming in and it said 15:51 but I'm not sure if it was right or wrong either. The only thing I know is that I was about 4 seconds behind Dave. I just updated my time off of Dave's post. He ran a 15:42 so I'm guessing I was around a 15:46.

Race went well for it being so hot. I mean the temp at the start was basically 100 f straight up but the streets seemed to be pumping heat up through our shoes and the air was just think like warm peanut butter. Honestly it wasn't healthy to be racing.

So from the start we went out chasing a 10 year old girl who honestly hit 5 min flat pace for over a quarter mile. It was pretty impressive. Even after we finally caught her she looked back and dug in for another .15 or so. So the first lap (1.55 miles) felt nice and smooth. Logan said we hit the first mile in 5:11.

On the second lap I thought ok lets just really race here and I did ok up until about 2.4 miles into the race but then out of no where the heat just slammed me and I started to really slow down. As we entered the last turn I was only about 3 steps back from Dave and he caught a nice clean turn through the crowds but my line got jammed and I ran into a little girl and had to actually stop then step around her and then get going again. So I lost a little time and momentum there for the finishing stretch. But I don't think I would have caught Dave anyways. He looked pretty solid and was in the zone on the last mile of the race.

So we finished and were just soaked in sweat. The heat was itchingly uncomfortable and I think most of us wanted to vomit. We all did another lap for a mini cool down and then came home at just after 11 p.m.

It was a fun race. My third time running it (every year now). Great to see so many people and non runners out supporting the event.  

TypeA Miles: 8.50Defyance 3 Miles: 8.40
From Logan Fielding on Thu, Jul 15, 2010 at 13:26:57 from

Get feeling better by tonight. See you later.

From steve ash on Fri, Jul 16, 2010 at 15:08:55 from

Wow, Nice times for you guys. If this team keeps it's mileage up like this the rest of the summer I know we can dominate at St George this year.

From Superfly on Fri, Jul 16, 2010 at 21:05:35 from

I hope so Steve. The key is to stay healthy through it all.

From Walter on Mon, Jul 19, 2010 at 00:59:53 from

Wow Clyde, Wow! You guys impress me to the point of bewilderment. Yes thats a word! send some mojo up to SLC please?

Total Distance

I drug myself out of bed at 4:30 a.m this morning after not getting to sleep until about midnight last night after the late 5k. From 9 p.m last night to 7:20 this morning I hung almost 29 miles on the board. Now I'm ready to relax. 

Anywho Logan met me at my house and he ran the first 14.8 with me before he had to get to practice. We ran out into the fields then over by the dog pound in Washington to the River trail and then down around B-hills and to the house. The first 4 miles or so felt like death as both of us had stiff legs (mainly calves) from the race last night. But after the first 40 min's or so we warmed up and things felt pretty good. I took a record two Gu's for a road training run. But I needed it this morning. Last night before getting into bed at 11:30 p.m I weighed 155.0 lbs. This morning I drank 3 gatorades ate 2 Gu's and a banana and after the run I weighed 150.0 lbs. Basically a loss of about 8lbs over night and with the run.

After Logan left I still had a little more than 5 miles to do and thought I'd really struggle but ended up sticking it into a nice 6:40-6:50 gear and went out and back into B-hills to hit the mental mileage goal for the day.

 Now I'll spend the day relaxing when I can while watching Myler.  

Defyance 2 Miles: 20.10
From Rob on Fri, Jul 16, 2010 at 10:46:52 from

Wow, that's incredible. You are officially the craziest person on this blog site.

From Dustin on Fri, Jul 16, 2010 at 11:09:43 from

Nice job. You both won't be there tomorrow morning right? Didn't you say you had a golf tournament and Logan is going somewhere?

From Bob on Fri, Jul 16, 2010 at 15:53:07 from

Drag out those parachute pants it's Hammer Time!

From Holt on Fri, Jul 16, 2010 at 16:09:49 from

Nice job on the race; but even better job getting up this morning. Sorry James and I didn't make it. He had to get some work done this morning and I just couldn't bear the thought of waking up after going to bed that late.

From Superfly on Fri, Jul 16, 2010 at 17:10:55 from

Rob- I'll take that as a compliment. But I'm not sure I'm even on the Top 10 of craziest bloggers.

Dustin- Yeah Logan is gone to a Tri that his wife is doing and I have the stake golf tourney.

Bob- Word to you momma!

Dave- we missed ya but I didn't really think anyone would show that early. Even Logan... but he did. Don't go too far tomorrow

Total Distance

Nothing special this morning. I had a stake golf tourney that started at 7:30 a.m and I needed to be there by at least 7:15 so I didn't have much time- and didn't want to get up way early. So I just did a simple DC loop and called it a day. Felt pretty good.  

Pulse Miles: 10.20
From Little Bad Legs on Sat, Jul 17, 2010 at 16:03:52 from

Killer miles this week, especially yesterday. Feeling good? Hammy pain a thing of the past?

From Holt on Sat, Jul 17, 2010 at 23:07:29 from

You are the Oolighagsdklhgha (who is this guy?) of the Southern Utah LDS golf!

From Superfly on Sun, Jul 18, 2010 at 13:38:15 from

Thanks Glen. The hammy definitely has been feeling better and letting me start training again. But I'm not out of it yet. It still gives me some background pain everyday and if I don't really watch and focus on good form it can start to hurt pretty bad. The main thing is that I've just started to do some better maintenance with it using the "stick" and trying to stay on top of things... and that has allowed me to up the mileage. Hopefully it will continue to play nice.

Dave until this week I didn't know that guy. But he just won the British Open? I'm getting tired of watching boring majors...

Total Distance

Same run as I did last Monday with Paul. We met at 5:45 a.m and it was already 82F much warmer than last week when we did it- well about 7 degrees warmer. That proved to be a lot today as the warmth drained both of us rather quick. Pace was slow and we weren't in a hurry so we just milked it on in. I felt decent in the legs and could have pushed the pace harder if needed but there was no need or desire to go fast today. We're in the dog days of summer here in the STG and everyday is around 112 or so. The constant wrath of the heat starts to tax you even when your just sitting inside. I think I may go crazy this year- we decided we need a pool... hopefully we can make it happen. 

Ghost Miles: 15.50
From Clay on Mon, Jul 19, 2010 at 17:48:40 from

Amen on the pool Clyde!!! I don't know how you guys do it down there this time of year, but then again you say the same thing about me in the winter time:) Hey whats up with Logans hand Massage lady?;)

From Holts boy(Austin on Mon, Jul 19, 2010 at 18:24:28 from

Im soooo greatful to have a swimming pool that i get to jump in after every run. Definatly a worth it investment. But they are a pain to maintain. Not to mention chemical prices suck!!

From Superfly on Tue, Jul 20, 2010 at 10:31:17 from

Clay- you'll have to ask Logan about the juicy details. I just know it's someone he went to high school with and they hung out a few times... the he saw her the other day while out running with his shirt off in front of her house.

Austin- you speak like a man that's paying the bills yourself?

From Holts boy(Austin on Tue, Jul 20, 2010 at 10:45:56 from

well, if i swim in it i get to pay for the chlorine, which is not cheap.. :/ and i have to skim it and brush the walls down every other day.

Total Distance

Tempo Tuesday. 3 warm up, 7 mile tinman tempo at an avg of 5:57, 6.2 miles of cool down. 

It was another hot morning with a nice big group to start with. We did our warm up and then started the tempo. We passed Summit Athletic Club about 1.5 miles into the tempo and the sign said it was 5:26 a.m and 91 F. I thought to myself this just sucks. The tempo was kind of a roller coaster. I really tried to relax through 4 miles. Then on the 5th I had to work but not as hard as expected. But the 6th was my worst mile as we ran the rollers through B-hills and I hit a 6:08 mile here (everything else was under 6 min's). On the 7th and final mile it's basically a gradual climb too and I thought I'd struggle but was able to focus and hit a 5:58 which really surprised me when I got home as went through the splits.

After we all jogged back to my house and cooled off. Then after the guys took off I did a few more in the Knolls to finish the day.

Another good workout to have in the bank. Every week it gets easier to run tempo pace. The problem is every week we add a mile so I have to gut it out a little more. But I can feel things coming a long and am really excited to see improvements. 

Launch Miles: 16.20
From Adam RW on Wed, Jul 21, 2010 at 09:32:06 from

Sounds like everything is moving in the right direction for you this summer. I am sure this is listed somewhere but what is the goal race this year?

Total Distance

I had to be in Cedar City at 7:30 a.m to pick up 5 new chickens for our flock... so I needed to get up early. I had the alarm set for 4:30 but Myler decided I needed to be up at 4 a.m instead. Running early like that for the second day in a row seemed to help the body get use to it. I just ran the tempo loop in revers. Kept the pace honest and finished in 1:31:10. We'll have to see if I get out again today.

Defyance 2 Miles: 12.60
From Holt on Wed, Jul 21, 2010 at 16:45:54 from

Tomorrow - Logan thinks run course in reverse. Let's do it. Meet at 4:45 again; I need to come home and grab the girls before practice, so I could the few extra minutes.

From Superfly on Wed, Jul 21, 2010 at 18:07:44 from

sounds good

Total Distance

Met Logan and Dave here at my house at 4:50 a.m to do another 7 mile tempo. But in thought leading to the event we decided with the race this weekend maybe we should only do one workout this week. That being the one on Tuesday. So we just ran the tempo loop in revers. It was particularly hard. I had planned on doing 3.5 more or so  to hit 16 for the day but after Logan and Dave left I couldn't get myself to go back out. 

I'm overall fatigued and the legs are pretty crampy. I need to get a nap in today and spend some quality time with the "stick" rubbing out my calves, quads, and hammy area. Hopefully with that and a mini taper I'll be able to cash in on a pretty solid 10k this Saturday.  

Defyance 3 Miles: 12.60
Total Distance

So yesterday morning I stepped on a nail. Well not a nail per say but a twig that jammed between my toes in the web of my foot. Then it broke off and left me with the biggest slivers I've ever had. Not to mention the most painful. I walked around on it all day yesterday and finally had Mik'L get the tweezers last night to do some "surgery" to extract it. It was beyond pain... just horrible but she managed to yank it out. 

But today my foot is pretty sore and most likely I'm going to take a full day of rest. One for the foot. Two because I'm trashed and maybe the heat of the summer is getting to me. Three because a little rest should help with a better race tomorrow. So there you have it a big fat ZERO for the day. Unless I get antsy this afternoon and I may do like 4 but it's unlikely.  

3.4 miles on the treadmill this afternoon. I got antsy and had to mow the lawn anyways so I did an EZ pace 30 min's on the machine. After the run and chores were done I soaked in the new swimming hole in the ditch behind my house. Very nice! 

TypeA Miles: 3.40
From Bob on Fri, Jul 23, 2010 at 13:34:50 from

Good call. Rest up and have a blowout race.

From JamesH on Fri, Jul 23, 2010 at 23:30:05 from

How stagnant was that water?

From Superfly on Sat, Jul 24, 2010 at 00:41:48 from

The reason I got in is because it was running fresh. Yesterday they filled it and it was running up past my waist. So today it's still moving a current. Crystal clear for now:)

Race: Enterprise 10k (6.2 Miles) 00:31:20, Place overall: 1
Total Distance

Well after running down here in southern Utah for over 5 years I finally went up to this little race. Most the guys down here have ran it a few times but it never works out for me. Today it did and I'm glad I finally got to eat that breakfast:)

We got in 3 miles of warm up. Steve, Bill, Logan, Scott and myself. Then we got on the bus and road up to the start. I was trying to just be laid back about the race and not get too amped as I sometimes do. Was able to take care of my potty stops and that wasn't ever a issue during the race- so that's already a positive.

Main goal for the race was to go up and try to run a 32:00 ish min race. I thought I could but it would be hard. Ended up exceeding my goal by hitting 31:20 and realized I died on the last or maybe I could have come closer to a 31 flat.  

1. 4:52- Logan and I get out of the hole and just settle into a comfortable pace.

2. 4:59- Now we are just running together trying to cut the tangents just perfect and stay out of the cops exhaust.

3. 5:01- Hit a nice 5k but am getting myself mentally ready for the flat harder part of the course. Logan slides into the lead starts to run strong and I wonder if I can go with  him.

4. 5:13- Still feeling pretty good and starting to pass the walking 5kers. Logan is out in front as we take the turn into town. 

5. 5:18- Dug in on this mile and refused to give up. Wanted to run a 32:00 something and knew I could do it from here.

6. 5:35- This mile climbs up main street. I caught and went by Logan right at the first of this mile but he was just right behind through the finish. I felt like I was slowing down big time... and in hind sight I was. Wish I could have battled this mile better.

.2 slipped to 6:00 pace on the last little stretch as we turned into the park.

I was really happy as we finished. I saw the time and was pleased to have hit the goal. Not the race of a lifetime but a good solid, positive racing experience. That's what I need right now- so I'm happy. It's nice to see some of the training paying off. I know it's not record fast but I think if I'd have ran this race in 2007 I would have been faster today. Now to work on half's and the full. 

Ghost Miles: 5.00
From Bill on Sat, Jul 24, 2010 at 17:11:13 from

great Race You are looking very strong! look out for st.George Marathon.

From Lindsey Dunkley on Sat, Jul 24, 2010 at 17:22:35 from

Great win! I hope you get you goal at SGM this year!

From scotthughes on Sat, Jul 24, 2010 at 17:25:35 from

Clyde, that was an awesome race for you! It is good to see you running strong- well, what I could see of you from behind....

From Clay on Sat, Jul 24, 2010 at 19:53:10 from

Nice job Clyde and what a great win, you and Logan ran great! Keep working hard!

From Holt on Sat, Jul 24, 2010 at 21:20:57 from

Great job Clyde - I wish I would have been racing with you guys, either here or down there, and I know I would have had a better race (maybe helped you guys too). Hey are you still planning on coming to camp? If so, I want you to teach a session or two of classes. I'll talk to you about it later.

From jtshad on Sat, Jul 24, 2010 at 22:53:09 from

Nice!! Congrats on a solid time and hitting your goal!

From Burt on Sat, Jul 24, 2010 at 23:03:34 from

Great job Superfly! Nice to have such good running buddies, too.

From Superfly on Sun, Jul 25, 2010 at 00:15:35 from

Thanks guys. I had fun today which doesn't happen much when I race.

Dave- We're coming to camp so whatever you need.

From Mike Warren on Sun, Jul 25, 2010 at 14:50:45 from

Awesome race Clyde. Sure wished I could of been there. Still on the road, will be home today. Hope to hook up with you guys this week.

From Adam RW on Sun, Jul 25, 2010 at 15:21:36 from

Very strong performance. I agree it is nice to see your hard work paying off...

From AmberG on Sun, Jul 25, 2010 at 15:50:02 from

great Race. . . Congrats!

From Little Bad Legs on Sun, Jul 25, 2010 at 16:47:54 from

Smokin' fast Clyde. That's awesome! Keep it up for a couple more months and you'll rock St. George.

From Paul on Sun, Jul 25, 2010 at 17:26:15 from

Yer lookin' good. Good signs for the marathon.

From JamesH on Sun, Jul 25, 2010 at 17:30:46 from

Nice job Clyde. Things are looking good.

From Brent on Sun, Jul 25, 2010 at 19:23:31 from

Superfly, 1,000 commanod points for the win, hardware? Prize? mula?

Stay Kool, B of BS Rools out

From Superfly on Mon, Jul 26, 2010 at 12:47:51 from

Thanks again for all the luv. Your all my BFF's.

Brent- nota on the prizes. Just a dinky little plastic trophy.

Total Distance

I was pretty sore all day yesterday and woke up just as sore or worse. So I wasn't sure I was even going to go on a run. I decided to head out and if at any point it started to feel horrible I'd turn around or walk back. However it felt better running than it does walking around the house (which is the case most of the time with running soreness). So I did the Bloomington loop just smooth and easy. Tried to run with good form and land soft the whole time. No watch so I'm not sure how slow it was but it felt pretty slow. 

Defyance 3 Miles: 11.20
From scotthughes on Mon, Jul 26, 2010 at 10:42:27 from

I felt the same way. Running as 'light' as possible. The quads were pretty sore...the first miles over to about your house felt okay but by then I had totally run out of fuel...I didn't eat anything before and that was a mistake. I didn't keep my pace would have been crappy anyway.

Total Distance

3 mile warm up at 4:50 a.m

8 mile tinman tempo at 5:58 min mile avg

2 mile's nice and easy cooldown= priceless

I wasn't sure about this workout today because yesterday my legs were pretty sore and I was totally trashed. I figured I'd warm up with the guys and then kind of work into it and basically let them go off. We did the warm up and I felt ok. Then started the tempo and Dave and I eased into it chit chatting and hitting a 6:13 and 6:12 first couple miles. Logan was long gone. Then I stared to feel pretty good and started to work the pace down as we got across the river and up to the Costco road. Once on the road and trail I knew I needed a couple faster miles to get the avg back down and the legs responded nicely bringing me back up to only a second or so behind Logan by the bridge at River Road.

Overall a pretty good workout. We had some rain last night which dropped the temps about 10 degrees so that was the good. But it did make things kind of sticky this morning. But I'll take the sticky over the oven. Happy to have it in the bank.  

6.5 miles tonight around the middle B-hills loop. It was 104F but there was a slight breeze and a cloud here and there so it wasn't too bad. That is until I got home and then I started to feel pretty dehydrated and overheated. Glad it's done and that I have lots of cold Gatorades in the icebox.  

Launch Miles: 13.00Ghost Miles: 6.50
From jtshad on Tue, Jul 27, 2010 at 14:44:31 from

Awesome workout! There is no way I could hit that pace at that time in the morning. Looking very strong for SGM!

Total Distance

Hot and muggy. Logan and I did the Bloomington loop and around the mini Bloomington loop. We both were dragging it today and then we got dehydrated. The run pretty much sucked... I'm not even that happy to have it in the bank. Hope to recover for the rest of the week. Now we are headed off to go camping with the PV x-country team. Looking forward to the cooler weather even if it rains the whole time. 

3 miles up at camp. We drove up today and got all settled in then did a short little run over by the lake. It's hard to breath at 8,000 ft above the sea.  

New Orange Landreth Miles: 3.00Defyance 3 Miles: 14.40
From Missee on Wed, Jul 28, 2010 at 12:26:32 from

sorry your run was horrible. Had one of those myself this week. Better luck on the next one!

From neumannator on Wed, Jul 28, 2010 at 22:33:57 from

you might just get your wish for rain. Cedar Mt has been getting hit with rain this week. Have fun.

Total Distance

12 miles this morning. We ran out from camp past the lake and over to a cool lookout point to the south. Ran with the boys until they turned back and then Dave and I added a few extra to hit 12. We both were grinning ear to ear because of the nice cool temps. It has kind of rained on and off so the air is moist, cool and smells great. 

5 miles this evening up the Powell point road above camp. We just went out and back. The way up felt so sluggish and I wondered why I was doing this to myself. Maybe I should have just stayed at camp and got a good nap in with Mik'L, Myler and the doggies. But once we turned around I started to feel a little better. It was downhill now:) 

Pulse Miles: 5.00Launch Miles: 12.00
Total Distance

11.5 miles this morning down the road to the paved road. We started with the boys and then after they turned back Dave and I ran down to the main road. On the way down we were hitting like 7:40 pace and I thought we would die coming back up. It's a constant climb with no breaks at all... but we ended up hitting sub 7:30 pace to negative spilt on the way back. It felt ok but still not getting enough oxygen to the brain. Had to extend a little to even it off at 11.5. 

5 miles this afternoon. Mik'L and I drove from camp 10 miles up the Powell point road to have a lunch and check out the views. On the way up only 2 miles above camp we saw a bear standing in the middle of the road. Kind of cool and kind of eire at the same time. The views from the top were amazing as you could see Escalante off in the background and even farther out you could see the Henry MTs and the East end of Boulder mountain. That part was fun because that is were we usually go camping. Then I got my golfing driver out and bombed about 10 older balls off the rim. It was fun watching them fly FOREVER.

I finally ran the remaining 5 miles back to camp while Mik'L drove the truck a long side of me. We were kind of still spooked from the bear and I had to run right by where we saw it.  

New Orange Landreth Miles: 5.00Defyance 2 Miles: 11.50
Total Distance

Dave, James and I drove out 9 miles from camp out past the lake and then down off a ridge back to the west. Then once we got out there we ran back to camp and picked up the high school kids and then they ran back to the vehicle with us. The first 3 miles or so sucked and I couldn't get the air I needed but then I started to feel very good and tried to kind of do a mini tempo back up to camp. I wanted to get back before 7:30 a.m when the team would leave and start running to us. I almost made it and saw them just below camp at the first cattle guard. Then I got a drink and stretched while Dave and James came in. On the way back I wanted to continue the tempo back to the suburban... Dave and I slowly worked into some faster miles but then with about 4 miles to go we started to worry about what direction some of the kids had gone and at the same time our legs started to go. Needless to say we ran back at around 7:20 pace when I'd planned on doing it at sub 6 min. You just can't overlook altitude. 

We had a fun time up at camp. Mik'L and I camped off in our own little camp and for the most part did our own thing. But I did have the pleasure of running with the team once or twice a day and also doing a couple little presentations to them. Good times and sad to be back home.  

Launch Miles: 18.00
From Vis on Sat, Jul 31, 2010 at 19:56:05 from

The kids think you are awesome. Thanks so much for sharing your knowledge w/ them.

From Superfly on Mon, Aug 02, 2010 at 10:56:41 from

thx it was fun being up there.

Total Distance

Parkway loop this morning. This loop is never easy and often leaves me trashed... today was no different. I started out with a little stomach issues and it worked it's way out by mile 3. Then I tried to get in a groove until around mile 11 but after that the wheels started to come off. I got home and just felt like something was totally missing from my system today. Got on the scale and I only weighed 148.5. So that explains some of it. I was totally dehydrated and it's only Monday. Sometimes fast Sunday leaves me empty the following week- especially those during hard training during the summer months. Oh well it's over. Going to see April tonight and not a moment too soon. The legs have really been needing it. 

Pulse Miles: 15.50
From Holt on Mon, Aug 02, 2010 at 22:09:23 from


From Jon on Tue, Aug 03, 2010 at 01:00:52 from

I don't think you own enough shoes.

From Superfly on Wed, Aug 04, 2010 at 14:42:10 from

Jon those are just the one I still keep track of. I still have a box full that I occasionally put on. But there are a few on the list that need to be retired.

Total Distance

3 mile warm up

9 miles of tinman tempo with a 5:51 avg

2.5 mile cool down back to the house

Early morning again. We met up at 4:45 a.m to start the workout with a big group. It's nice to get so many guys out so early. The warm up seemed nice and I wasn't thrilled to start the tempo. I decided I'd slowly work into it this week just like last. So the first couple miles were a little over 6 min pace and then Dave, Logan and I got into a nice groove of about 5:48 pace and then finished the last mile a little faster. This was by far the best workout of the year for me. First it was the longest with it being 9 miles of tempo. But we ran it faster today and it seemed like the pace was easier to hold than any other week prior. Really excited about that. It seem just a few weeks ago we started with a 4 mile tempo and it kind of rocked our worlds. At least more that it should have.

It was a little cooler this morning starting at 79 f and dropping to 76 by the time we finished up the workout just before 7 a.m. Even though thats still fairly warm it felt way better than the week it was 90+ at the start.  

TypeA Miles: 14.50
From Clay on Tue, Aug 03, 2010 at 15:03:50 from

Nice job Clyde, you're really coming back strong! Keep working hard and good things seem to happen.

From Holt on Tue, Aug 03, 2010 at 16:21:47 from

Nice job today - way to keep us rolling and controlling Logan at the start!

Total Distance

Mik'L is out of town so I had to take Myler along this morning. That being the case I could not get up way early. So I woke at 6:40 and was out the door pushing the little guy by 7 a.m. Lucky for us there was some nice cloud cover and the temps weren't too bad. I could handle that every morning. My calves were pretty tight when I got up but durning the run everything felt pretty good. 

May get out this afternoon depending on how hot it is. 

Baby Jogger Miles: 10.00Pulse Miles: 10.00
Total Distance

Mik'L is still out of town so I had to skip the mile repeat workout this morning (dang). Instead Myler and I met Paul at 6 a.m and did a nice EZ 10 around the DC loop via River Road. Temps were a little warmer but there was cloud cover that heald the sun back longer. Once we got to the DC we saw Logan and Aaron who were just fininshig the intravals. I really felt good about missing it when Logan said he barfed 5 times after. Yuck! Anyways we made it back home just in time for the painter to get here. We are having the garage doors painted and the "red" front door re done so it has the original wood finish and not the nasty red paint. Mommy comes home tonight so last day of being a bacholer. 

10 miles tonight. Out and back into B-hills. Grandma came over and got Myler so I had a chance to get back out. The temps have been pretty mild so this run wasn't too bad. But I was pretty trashed by the end and around the house after.

Baby Jogger Miles: 10.20Defyance 3 Miles: 10.20Ghost Miles: 10.00
From Holt on Thu, Aug 05, 2010 at 15:28:45 from

We knew you would be sad about not being able to make the miles!

Total Distance

DC loop. It was 73 degrees this morning. WOW! This town hasn't seen those kind of numbers for months. I wasn't feeling very spunky but tryied to enjoy the run just for the tempatures sake. Done for the day and am going to try and get some rest along with the stick on my calves and semi sore hammy. 

Defyance 2 Miles: 10.20
Race: The Trails 15 miler (15 Miles) 01:36:00, Place overall: 1
Total Distance

Not really a race. We (the Circle of Trust) and James and Steven- so the pentagon of trust went up to Pine Valley to do this little event. Our goal was to just get in a nice training run with a few tempo miles. The course was all at around 7,000 ft, on dirt roads and "hilly" is a weak description. There were lots of rollers and climbs on this tricky little out and back course. On the way out about mile 2 it started to rain pretty bad and we were passing Logan's wife Katey who was in a suburban. So we all took off our garmins and gave them to her so they couldn't get ruined. So no splits or pace junk to worry about. We totally relaxed on the way out basically just jogging and chit chatting the whole way. Then at the turn a round we all started to pick it up. Worked with Dave until just around mile 10 and we hit some good downhill so I used the downhill button and picked it up a little more. Then I just tried to keep that effort as we hit a big brutal climb. This opened up a good gap on the guys as I crested the hill and hit the semi flat miles on top. Then at the last aid station I asked the kid how far back the guys were and all their answers were completely off. I figured I'd pushed it hard enough and started to ease into the last climbs. Then I heard a whistle and someone calling my name. It was Dave and Logan. So I jogged EZ until they caught up and we all ran in together. It was special.

Good workout at a little higher altitude with way cooler temps. When I left the house before 6 this morning it was 83 here in town. As I rolled through Central on the way to Pine Valley it was 63. Nice to get a break. 

Launch Miles: 18.50
From Burt on Sat, Aug 07, 2010 at 17:56:57 from

I think Dave must have edged you out because his report shows up before yours under the Race Reports.

From Superfly on Sat, Aug 07, 2010 at 18:08:42 from

No I stuck my tong out to edge both of them.

From Lindsey Dunkley on Sun, Aug 08, 2010 at 17:48:09 from

Nice run/win!!

From Little Bad Legs on Sun, Aug 08, 2010 at 20:19:07 from

Great job Clyde. 8 more weeks of training and you'll be set for a great SG marathon.

From Superfly on Mon, Aug 09, 2010 at 13:32:28 from

Thanks guys. Glen your doing great too this year. Portland should turn out great.

Total Distance

I slept in this morning and didn't make my run with Paul at 6 a.m. So I woke up in a frantic at 6:20 and got out the door as fast as possible. When I did I realized it was very nice out. Almost cool with 63 f showing. That has to be close to a record for mid August. Anyways I just went out and back over to the DC via the Knolls park. Really tried to just enjoy the cool weather and let it soak into my skin. 

Middle B-hills loop. I went out this afternoon and it was only 94 F and there was a soft breeze. Oh it felt good. Almost a touch of fall in the air. Probably should have just kept running to make use of this nice weather as the forecast calls for it to warm right back up. The hammy is pretty sore... kind of a downer. It was soreish last week and today it's worse than it was last week. Hopeing I can roll it out with the stick and maybe even pop some pills to dull the pain for tomorrows tempo run.

Defyance Miles: 6.60Pulse Miles: 12.00
Total Distance

3 mile warm up

10 mile Tinman tempo at a 5:51 avg

3 mile cool down

We were blessed with another below avg cool morning here in the STG. It was 66 when we sarted at 5:50 a.m and 63 when we finihsed up just before  7 a.m . That my friends is unbelievable for this time of year. So the run was naturally going to be good because it wasn't over 80 or close to 90 as it has been in the past.

Today's effort was one mile longer than last week on the tempo and 1 second per mile faster. Overall just a more even effort throughout. Last week we were slowish in the start and then ramped it up. Today we started a little quicker and kind of just stayed right there other then the last couple that ended up being a touch faster.

We felt good and were excited to finish off a 10 mile tempo run feeling good when a few weeks ago when we started we were dying during a 4 mile tempo. I'll call it a day now and rest the hammy up. It felt ok this morning but still tender.

New Speedstar Miles: 16.00
From Clay on Tue, Aug 10, 2010 at 12:44:13 from

Nice workout Clyde, your getting stronger!;)

From Dustin on Tue, Aug 10, 2010 at 12:51:21 from

Nice workout this morning.

From Superfly on Tue, Aug 10, 2010 at 13:48:30 from

Thanks guys it feels good to get out and hit a solid workout.

From Adam RW on Wed, Aug 11, 2010 at 08:29:59 from

I like those number 1 mi longer 1 sec faster.

Total Distance

The Stone Cliff/ DC/ Knolls loop. Same thing we were doing as our tempo loop a few weeks ago. I woke up at 5 a.m but didn't feel like going right then so I dozed off and next thing I knew it was after 7. So I jumped out of bed and rushed out the door to try and get done before Mik'L had to go to the office. It was another cool morning but not as cool as the last couple days. Today is the first day of school down here and the roads were filled with the hustle and bustle of moms trying to get everyone there on time. This made running on the roads a little more challenging than it has been as there was a lot more traffic. 

Anyways the run was good/ ok. I stared off slow at 8 min pace and worked my way around the loop starting with the Stone Cliff side first. Ended up with a 7:09 avg. Hammy was mildly sore. 

Defyance 2 Miles: 12.60
From scotthughes on Wed, Aug 11, 2010 at 12:50:40 from

I am glad to know I wasn't the only one that didn't feel like going out. Bill went out late too.

Something in the air I suppose

Total Distance

2.75 mile warm up

8x1000m w 200m recovery

3.5 cool down

The big, scary track interval workout. I haven't touched anything like this since the summer of 2008 and have been scared to do so because of a hamstring injury that I think was the result of such workouts... anyways I felt like a lamb going to the slaughter as we walked onto the track. 

However once we got rolling things felt pretty decent and the workout turned out to be positive. One plus to begin with was temps were low again... like 60 F and there was no wind really. So I kind of like the track at Desert Hills High because of that first impression. 

1. 3:13 trying to get a feel for the workout

2. 3:11 picked it up

3. 3:09 decide this would be the fastest one

4. 3:10

5. 3:10

6. 3:10 in a nice groove trying to see light at the end of this tunnel. 

7. 3:12 I told Logan before this one began that it would be hard... and it was.

8. 3:08 Wanted to end on a positive and even though it was hard and the legs were heavy the time turned out o.k.

Solid workout in the bank. Glad I got one in just incase I decide to not do them ever again.

Came home to some sad news. I went to check on the chickens and found that one of them got eaten last night by a predator. I forgot to close the sliding door and something went in and ate our Lady bird. We have 6 chickens right now and she was the most like a "pet". The other five all were upstairs in the nest area. But Lady wouldn't go up at night. She was a sweet heart. Everyday I'd go pick her up and give her loves. She'd even come when called by her name. It's pretty sad... the poor girl didn't have a chance. I decided I'm not a very good farmer. Hopefully now with these five other birds we can have no more deaths and have a nice safe coop.  

Pulse Miles: 6.25TypeA Miles: 6.00
From Holt on Thu, Aug 12, 2010 at 13:15:50 from

Too bad...

Sorry I missed you guys. Although I didn't think you were doing it.

Elin didn't sleep at all last night.

From Superfly on Thu, Aug 12, 2010 at 13:58:48 from

Yeah I didn't want to go that's for sure.

Are you going to club? I might make it over for 3-4... maybe. I'm planning on taking the shuttle thing up on Saturday morning. So I guess if not today I'll see ya then.

From steve ash on Thu, Aug 12, 2010 at 14:03:50 from

Sorry about your loss.. A guard dog maybe?

I like that workout though and from the looks of the rest interval the legs must have been peanut butter. Very fast and even splits though.

From Bill on Fri, Aug 13, 2010 at 00:39:08 from

poor lady bird! Farmville is easyer! tell me more about the shuttle!

From JamesH on Fri, Aug 13, 2010 at 00:42:12 from

We had chickens once. I remember watching them run around after getting their heads chopped off. Ah, the joys of childhood.

From Superfly on Sat, Aug 14, 2010 at 11:39:55 from

Sorry I'm late but thanks Steve. Yes the legs were gu.

Total Distance

Logan came over early before school and we ran over to the DC and back through B-hills. Calves were really sore and tight. I'm starting to get a cold that Myler and Mik'L have had the last few days. Hope to fight it off for one more day so I can get a long run in tomorrow. 

Temps were cool again. I'm not sure whats going on but I like it. 

Defyance 2 Miles: 10.60
Total Distance

Big workout this morning. Nice big group to start with too. The running store actually organized 3 shuttles to haul runners up the marathon course. So there was about 40 people to begin with. Temps were perfect and there was no wind; just a picture perfect morning. My only concern was my calves. They were crazy sore yesterday and this morning when I woke up I had to hobble around while getting ready to leave. So I didn't know how things would work this morning. 

We got dropped off 16 miles above the old running store then did a little over 11 miles and hit around a 6:40 avg on this warm up section. Then from the top of Winchester down to the finish line of the marathon course we did a tempo and then cooled down back to the cars at the church by the old running store for just under 3 miles. 

The tempo section was great. My calves somehow didn't seem to bother me and I basically went as fast as I wanted to. My splits rivel any workout I've ever done down the marathon course and that is on trashed legs. Here are the spits for Dave and I. I had a 5:11 avg for the 7.56 miles of tempo and Dave was about 10 seconds ahead of me.

1. 5:10 we get out and Dave says the split time. I'm happy with it and say if we can run this pace down to the church and then hold 5:30's it would be good.

2. 4:56 we are both clicking and chasing down any roadkill we can see.

3. 4:59 Dave is about 2 seconds ahead of me here and I'm thinking "we are going way faster than planned".

4. 5:12 Around the horse shoe turn and up the little hill. Dave looks like he's floating. 

5. 5:06 I close the gap up a little on Dave here as we come down past the old running store. 

6. 5:17 The mile down Diagnal St. This part always sucks and I'm really pleased with how good we ran it today. Dave startes to pull a head by about 4 seconds.

7. 5:26 Going down through town. We got pretty lucky and didn't have any real traffic problems or lights at intersections.

8. .56 in 5:25 pace. Running the last little section over to the park. I can feel my legs getting kind of heavy but still am able to hold a good clip into the finish.

A great workout at the end of a pretty tough week. I've hit 3 pretty hard workouts this week. A 10 mile tinman tempo on Tuesday. A 1000m repeat workout on Thursday, and then this great long progressive tempo. Hopefully I'm not too trashed now and can recover for next Tuesdays workout. Maybe some golf this afternoon will help take the edge off? Both watching and playing.

Launch 2 Miles: 21.60
From Superfly on Sat, Aug 14, 2010 at 11:41:24 from

Oh and I forgot to add that we saw 10 falling stars before we started the tempo miles.

From Dustin on Sat, Aug 14, 2010 at 12:40:43 from

Nice workout Clyde, especially considering the workouts you guys had this week. Hope things continue to go good with your training.

From Holt on Sat, Aug 14, 2010 at 13:36:37 from

That was good stuff - thanks for pushing me, as always.

You are one good looking, youngish runner! Someone should put you in a movie!

From Paul on Sat, Aug 14, 2010 at 16:32:30 from

Nice job. But don't overdo all these workouts! You are not a 20-year-old young man anymore.

From Little Bad Legs on Sat, Aug 14, 2010 at 17:27:47 from

Smokin fast! Way to go.

From Mike Warren on Sat, Aug 14, 2010 at 20:19:10 from

You are lookin pretty fit my brother. Great to see you again. Awesome workout, we only dream of being you and Dave if only for a few miles.

From Superfly on Sat, Aug 14, 2010 at 21:08:14 from

Thanks guys it was fun.

Paul your right. I think that's all the hard, long running down the course until race day. Kind of a bummer for me about TOU half. I finally decided to run it only to find out it's full. Now I'm still looking for a good race to test the waters before STG.

From Jon on Sun, Aug 15, 2010 at 17:16:49 from

Dude, impressive week. Don't kill yourself, though, like Paul said- use me last week as a good example to take a bit of time off.

From jtshad on Mon, Aug 16, 2010 at 10:46:35 from

Great workout, you are putting in some monster training.

From Superfly on Tue, Aug 17, 2010 at 11:33:33 from

Thanks Jon and Jeff.

I had a good week (last week) hitting some really good workouts. But it caught up to me as I flopped hard in today's workout. Maybe 3 a week is too much?

Total Distance

The Stone Cliff/ DC loop. I'm pretty sore. Maybe a 7 out of 10 (calves and butt for sure). So the run was kind of just logging miles while trying to work on smooth form. Low impact running. I wore the ipod- first time in a few months. It was good to have and the music kept me rolling a long. I thought I was going to be really heavy this morning after a long weekend of pigging out. But after the run I was 150.5 lbs. That's actually pretty low for a Monday. 

5.5 miles tonight around the basic B-hills loop. It was over 104 f and I suffered by the end. Now I wish I would have only gone 3 on the treadmill.

Defyance Miles: 5.50Defyance 2 Miles: 12.70
From Mike Warren on Tue, Aug 17, 2010 at 09:29:16 from

Great start to the week. You look like a body builder in your new pic. Are you taking roids:)

From Superfly on Tue, Aug 17, 2010 at 11:31:21 from

yes but keep it on the DL:)

Total Distance

Well after having 3 great workouts last week I was due for a thud. Today I hit the wall- Big time. The workout was to do 2 miles, 1 mile, 2 miles @ LT with 2 min recovery. It was hot out (85 f at 4:50 a.m) and from the time we left my driveway I knew things were going to be scary. 

We took off and I hit the first set in 5:23 (slight down), 5:42 (good uphill with headwind for half of this mile). But just finishing this off was labor and I knew I was toast. 

Next one mile set in 5:55. I hit this mile easier and faster last week durning a Tinman workout.

Last 2 mile set in.... Well I wasn't even going to go out but started and did the first mile in 6:15 and was totally spent. Overheated, overtrained and under rested. Couldn't get the legs to go.

I finally got up to where the guys had finished their sets and we all jogged back to my house. The cool down was at 8:20 pace or whatever but it felt like too much. Man I was dead.

Got home and tried to hydrate and rest. I'll go see April tonight and try to take the rest of the week EZ as we have no big workouts planned until next Tuesday.


Launch 2 Miles: 13.00
From Dustin on Tue, Aug 17, 2010 at 11:30:28 from

I had one of those types of workouts last week. I got going and then wham, just didn't have anything in the tank. Frustrating, but you'll bounce back quick

From Paul on Tue, Aug 17, 2010 at 12:04:42 from

Dang, that's hot, no wonder! You should spend the summer up in Logan next year. Highs are still in the 90s, but lows are around 50 right now! Makes for some great morning running.

From jtshad on Tue, Aug 17, 2010 at 14:45:50 from

Still a bit workout! You are pounding out some hard miles, the recovery time should help your get refreshed.

From Clay on Tue, Aug 17, 2010 at 17:46:32 from

It had to be the heat Clyde.

From fiddy on Wed, Aug 18, 2010 at 12:33:49 from

85 at 4:50 am? That's just unfair. A slowdown that bad is going to be heat related.

From Superfly on Wed, Aug 18, 2010 at 13:36:15 from

Yeah it was hot but my legs were just still trashed from last week. The heat thing we deal with all the time:)

Total Distance

Over to the DC and around B-hills then back home. Felt ok at best. Last night I went to Aprils and she worked my legs like never before. I screamed for almost the entire 60 min's. PAIN was the word of the day. Anywho I knew there would be some hangover affect and plan on taking it pretty easy the rest of the week. Or at least until the legs feel sharp agian. 

6.6 miles this evening around the B-hills loop. It clouded up for a while and I thought I'd really luck out with some good weather. However by the time I got out the clouds had all broken up and the sun tried to melt me again. Legs felt a lot better than previous runs this week. Hope to keep the recovery rolling. 

Defyance 3 Miles: 12.00Ghost Miles: 6.60
From Holt on Wed, Aug 18, 2010 at 15:49:48 from

That sounds like a fun experience!

From Superfly on Wed, Aug 18, 2010 at 20:07:44 from

fun no. helpful yes.

From Jon on Wed, Aug 18, 2010 at 21:34:16 from

Maybe we'll just call you a wimp. :)

From Mike Warren on Thu, Aug 19, 2010 at 09:19:44 from

You think that hurt, we could have Steve Starley massage you. When he's done you will feel violated:)

Total Distance

Ran with Logan early this morning. He was going to be here at 4:45 a.m but sent me a text saying he was running late and would be here at 5. I was all ready to roll and went over to the park and back for a quick 2 miles before he showed. 

Then we did the same 12 mile run I did yesterday monring. I had rained pretty hard in the night bringing the temps down a little but it made things pretty muggy out. We both were sweating out butts off. Nothing new for Logan:) Anyways pace was so so. Not fast but it was an honest clip. 

Defyance 2 Miles: 14.00
From Logan Fielding on Thu, Aug 19, 2010 at 19:15:34 from

"Sweating out butts." Interesting choice of words :)

Total Distance

7:24 avg. Around the Stone Cliff/ DC loop + some extra.  Not much to report. As I was making my way up the river trail I heard someone calling my name. I turned around and it was Steven. So I ran with him up past Stone Cliff to the corner where he went out through the fields and I came back around to River road and then home. Felt pretty good overall. 

Pulse Miles: 13.40
Total Distance

Woke up at 3:30 a.m so we could be running by 4. It was warm out but not hot like sometimes. We did the parkway loop that is never an easy run. I think I've ran that thing around 15-20 times (or versions of it) and I always feel like I earn my money on that run. Anyways the pace was very slow for the first 6 miles just over 8 min avg up to there. Then we ran pretty honest for the remaining miles. Even got a little fresh on the closing 5 miles to finish with a 7:11 avg for the run. Nothing amazing just another 20 mile run here in the STG. 

Launch 2 Miles: 20.10
From jtshad on Sat, Aug 21, 2010 at 11:23:26 from

Great run and mileage this week!

From Mike Warren on Sat, Aug 21, 2010 at 12:06:26 from

Great week Clyde! I feel the same way about that run, good honest course. Stay healthy, seems like things are coming along for you!

From Steve Hooper on Sat, Aug 21, 2010 at 12:40:15 from

Good job this week!

From Bill on Sat, Aug 21, 2010 at 14:02:58 from

Nice week clyde! decided to run out in Hurricane and get the Buddah out of Bed!

Total Distance

Stone Cliff/ DC loop. 80 F when I left the house at 6:30. August seems to be dragging... The run was pretty good for a Monday. I held a solid pace throughout. The garmin died .7 into the run and then just kept beeping for about 5 miles before totally kicking the bucket. I've got to charge that thing everyday.... Ugh! I wish I would have gotten something other than the 405. Live and learn homeboy. 

5.5 miles around the inner B-hills loop at 4:30. 100+ outside but seemed better than last time I did this in the afternoon. Got home and mowed the lawn and then was really burned and dehydrated. 

Pulse Miles: 12.60Ghost Miles: 5.50
From Mike Warren on Mon, Aug 23, 2010 at 14:34:17 from

Nice run Clyde! Before you know it Oct 2nd will be here. I actually feel like it's going fast. Maybe it's because I want to hit the lower 170's and time is ticking away. By the way, I am eating lunch while I am blogging this:)

From Superfly on Mon, Aug 23, 2010 at 17:47:16 from

By the way Bill blogs naked:)

Total Distance

3.5 mile warm up

7 mile MP tempo @ 5:32 avg

2.5 mile cool down

Splits for the tempo went- 5:37, 5:33, 5:30, 5:41, 5:30, 5:31, 5:20

This course is honest if not challenging as it rolls and has some tough climbs. I was happy to see the second mile was a 5:33 because when we were going up that hill I thought I was moving like a snail.

Overall I'm happy with the results. Splits were actually a little fast for the couse. But the effort was pretty solid too... no relaxing. I feel I'm in a litte rutt of sorts. The legs seemed so much swifter about two weeks ago. Now I've got the heavy, choppy leg stuff... Hope to sharpen things up in the next month and feel the spunk again.

Launch 2 Miles: 13.00
From Dustin on Tue, Aug 24, 2010 at 13:04:59 from

Great workout Clyde. You guys are getting into great shape, hope things continue going good.

From Superfly on Wed, Aug 25, 2010 at 12:11:34 from

Thanks Dustin. Wish you had time to get over here and do it with us. But now that school has started it wouldn't work as Dave and Logan are pressed to make it happen.

Total Distance

Stone Cliff loop with the fields side first. Temps were cooler (69F) at the start. I got out late just before 7... but it felt good all the way home and by then it was over 80 F. Legs felt pretty good with just a touch of drag left over from yesterdays tempo. I didn't get out twice yesterday so I'll have to make it happen today because tomorrow I'll only get in one run early before we go hike the Subway in Zion. Looking forward to that!

8 miles at 1 p.m. It was 104 F when I left and 105 F when I finished. I soaked the hat and took both hand held waters packed with ice water. That helped but by mile 4 the water was already luke warm. The legs were kind of in protest until about mile 6 and then I felt really good. 

Pulse Miles: 8.00Defyance 3 Miles: 12.60
From Holt on Wed, Aug 25, 2010 at 14:54:44 from

Subway should be awesome this time of year - if it isn't raining!

From Dustin on Wed, Aug 25, 2010 at 16:07:02 from

Yeah you should have fun with that hike. I was able to do it a few years ago.

From Superfly on Wed, Aug 25, 2010 at 17:44:05 from

Yeah I hope there is no rain... floods.

From Mike Warren on Thu, Aug 26, 2010 at 02:34:14 from

Lookin good Clyde! Running in that heat will toughen you up.

Total Distance

Hiked the Subway in Zion NP today. Total distance is anywhere from 11-8 miles. We never got a straight answer from anyone in person or print. But I do know it took us 6 hours of just hiking time and a little over 7 hours to get back to the truck. That said this hike is freaking amazing. Plus we had to swim through slot canyons in (freezing) water over our heads, while trying to keep our backpacks from getting wet. Once in the water section we put our packs in a garbage bag and then tried to "float" them in front of us... all my stuff still got soaked. But Mik'L's sayed fairly dry. The water was paralyzingly cold and in the canyon we didn't get full sun until after 12:30 p.m. So I was pretty cold most of the time. The views were amazing and it was fun to repel down the cliff sections. It was really fun watching my little wifey do all this stuff. She was a trooper and made it through the day in an impressive fashion. 

Anyways by the time we got home (left town at 7 a.m back at 5 p.m) I was hungry and tired. I had a big dinner and decided I wasn't going to be able to run this evening because the food woud take at least 2-3 hours to digest before I was ready to run... 

Great Day!

From Dustin on Fri, Aug 27, 2010 at 11:43:51 from

Yeah it is a fun hike. I would like to do it again sometime.

From Cody on Fri, Aug 27, 2010 at 14:39:04 from

Its my favorite of all time. I have done it 3 times and loved it every time. Even when it rained...

Total Distance

Stone Cliff loop and a little more. I woke up with some sore legs and a very sore bum from yesterdays hike. At 5:30 a.m I decided I wasn't going to run today... then I laid there for a while and by 6:20 I was up getting ready to go out. Running was actually better than walking. I'm surprised how sore things got. I guess it's from all the steep down hill and from packing a backpack with about 40lbs in it. There was a very steep uphill section right at the very end of the hike but it only lasted about 25 min's. 

Defyance 2 Miles: 13.00
From Mike Warren on Fri, Aug 27, 2010 at 11:46:29 from

Great miles for being so sore. Whats everyone doing on Sat? Running the course?

Total Distance

Met up at my house at 3:50 a.m (81F) with Dave, James and Logan. We ran a out and back into Warner Valley. 10 miles out at 7:46 avg pace and 10 miles back in 6:46 avg. Nothing too fancy. It was early, dark and hot. Glad to be done and showered before 7 a.m. The legs were pretty sore still from the hike on Thurs. Mainly the quads and hammys. Also when I went to be last night I weighed 160 lbs and when I got home from the run this morning I got on the scale and was 151 lbs. We all went out to eat last night for Dave's birthday and I had: The Santa Fe Burger with two hamburger patties (peperjack cheese, green chillies, spicy sauce), two rounds of steak fries, 3 rootbeer floats and one massive chocolate mudslide piece of pie. So I had to run with that in the system this morning too. Nobodys fault but mine... 

Defyance 3 Miles: 20.00
From Bill on Sat, Aug 28, 2010 at 12:38:46 from

amazing you survived the run with that in your system. But it taste so good! Great run your A machine. I think you should consider layton marathon? Mabe qualify for the Olympics!

From Mike Warren on Sat, Aug 28, 2010 at 12:45:58 from

Thats what Bull and I have for an appetizer. Your just a rookie:) Your training has been so impressive. Really, I get tired just reading your blogs. It's nice to have you elite guys to hang with now and then. Lets us bottom feeders think we can actually get faster.

From Holt on Sat, Aug 28, 2010 at 21:34:04 from

It was still worth it - makin' memories!

From Superfly on Sat, Aug 28, 2010 at 23:24:39 from

oh so worth it:)

From jtshad on Sun, Aug 29, 2010 at 10:07:32 from

You eat like a marathon runner...hey wait a minute...

Total Distance

Did 4.2 miles at 5:10 a.m before meeting with Paul H. Then did the DC/ River road loop with Paul. It was lovely this morning with temps at 62 F. I knew this morning was going to  be nice because last night at 9 p.m it was already down to 80F. I'm hoping for an early fall... Running goes so much better when it's 70 F or cooler. Felt pretty good and am finally working some of the soreness from the hike last week out of  my legs. Who would have thunk hiking would trash my legs so bad... but it did. Hammy's and quads where worse than a hard 18-20 mile run down the marathon course. 

6.5 miles around the middle B-hills loop this afternoon. Temps are well below avg and it makes me happy. The run was just a basic old run. Nothing good nothing bad.  

Pulse Miles: 14.20Ghost Miles: 6.50
Total Distance

Big workout morning. The workout was to do a 3, 2, 1 mile interval ladder at MP with 2 min recovery. 

3 mile warm up 

First 3 miles set- 5:34, 5:30, 5:09 I felt smooth on the first two as it rolled up and down a couple hills then the last mile is basically all flat and I'm not sure why it got so fast. 

Second 2 mile set- 5:42, 5:29 This is more where the pace should have been. First mile was up the hills through the industrial park (always hard) and second drops down on the main road and then flattens out. 

Last one mile- 5:22 Fairly flat and really dark as we run down the top part of the river trail. With no moon or street lights vision was hard down there. 

3.5 mile cool down back to the house

The workout turned out pretty good. Actually hit stuff a little faster than the paper plan said to. But on the cool down my stomach started to rumble and by the time we got to my house I was pretty sick. After the guys left I spent the next three hours with some diarrhea issues. I'm not sure where that came from. Kind of scary cuz I don't know how to prevent it in the future if I don't know the cause.  

Launch 2 Miles: 13.00
From Bill on Tue, Aug 31, 2010 at 15:35:13 from

dehydration? take any meds? nice work out.

From Logan Fielding on Tue, Aug 31, 2010 at 19:29:25 from


Speed hurts all parts of the body :)

From Adam RW on Wed, Sep 01, 2010 at 08:50:28 from

Sorry about the consequences of the run. But nice miles none-the-less.

Total Distance

DC/ River road loop. Nice and cool this morning (57F). I could be a real runner if I could run in temps like this every day. I was a little slow going after being pretty sick all day yesterday. Never really warmed up today as the pace was slow and EZ. However there was no soreness from the speed work yesterday morning... just some grogginess. 

5 miles this afternoon. It was only 95 F out (and I'm not saying that as a joke). I ran one mile up to drop some stuff off at a ward members house and then back to my house. Then I ran over to the park for a mile. I did two miles(4 big laps on the grass field) at the park in 5 fingers and then one more mile back home in the 5 fingers. It's been a while since I've did any barefoot running. I could tell my form was way out of whack. It's always nice to square things up.   

Defyance 3 Miles: 10.20
From Mike Warren on Wed, Sep 01, 2010 at 18:30:31 from

I hear you on the temps. I ran in SLC today, man was it nice!

Total Distance

Around Stone Cliff and into B-hills then home. Another great morning with temps around 60 F. My calves were a little sore from running barefoot yesterday but they eventually worked themselves out. After the first couple miles the pace was under a 7 min avg... so not too bad. Time to start my mini taper for this weekends mock half marathon. I'm really actually pretty excited about it and am having real pre race jitters. Hoping for some good positive feedback from the legs.  

Defyance 2 Miles: 8.20
From Dustin on Thu, Sep 02, 2010 at 12:42:03 from

You guys running the Trails Half Marathon course Saturday? What time you meeting?

From Superfly on Thu, Sep 02, 2010 at 14:43:06 from

Yeah Dustin we are running that half. We are meeting at the church at the bottom of the marathon course at 5:30 a.m to shuttle over to Gunlock/Ivans. Hope to see you guys there too.

Total Distance

Out a little earlier today. It was kind of peaceful and dark running by myself. I did the DC/ River Road loop. Temps weren't as cool as the last couple days but not bad at all... 65 F. Legs felt pretty good. But yesterday my ankle started hurting for no reason and it was pretty sore today. I'd say a 6 out of 10. The only thing I can even think of that would be different from normal is the barefoot run I did the other day. Maybe that caused the soreness. I'll try to keep shoes on all day today- as walking around barefoot seems to stimulate the pain. If it aint one thing it's fifty as my granddad use to say. 

Pulse Miles: 10.20
Total Distance

Trails half marathon in 1:12:54 a 5:34 avg at 13.11 miles 

Today we decided to reenact a race from 2007. The Trails half marathon from Gunlock to Ivans. In 2007 I ran a 1:14:33 to win the race on marathon pace effort. So the goal today was to run it faster than in 2007 but stay around MP effort and never go into the red lining half marathon push. 

So we measured out the course to straight up 13.1 miles, did 3 miles of warm up and then started the mock race. I had a drink sitting on the side of the road at mile 8. So I decided to go out fast enough to hit the times but EZ enough to feel controlled. The course is fairly tough as it rolls up and down basically the entire length. I figured today that it might be around 30 seconds to 1 min slower than the first half of STG.

Anyways up to the drink and GU I felt really smooth and knew I had something to give going into the bigger, longer hills at the end. Hit the 10 mile mark at 55:50 or so. Then really only had to work on the last climb (over a mile long pull into Ivans).

I was happy to see a big improvement from 2007 and felt like the effort was similar. Plus last night I was really sick and didn't get much sleep with a head cold, sore throat, and BAD runny nose. I was actually really surprised to run as good as I did today and am now home sick just like last night. It's like I had a little window to go run and the sickness is on both sides. And I don't feel an once of soreness. So I guess that's good too. 

4 mile cool down with all the guys to hit 20 for the day. Everyone ran pretty good today and I'm excited to see some big PR's from guys like Mike and James.  

Launch 2 Miles: 20.10
From Bill on Sat, Sep 04, 2010 at 12:57:21 from

Clyde your down right sick! you would of broke the speed limit if you would of been healthy!

From Mike Warren on Sat, Sep 04, 2010 at 12:57:32 from

Your in amazing shape. Thanks for the run today. That stretch is always a beast for me. I am excited to see what you guys can pull off at STG!

From Little Bad Legs on Sat, Sep 04, 2010 at 16:24:06 from

Sweet time trial man. Way to simulate a race-type situation & hit a smokin fast time, especially w/ sickness pre 'race.'

From JamesH on Sat, Sep 04, 2010 at 17:17:24 from

Nice job today. Thanks for the transport. Stop getting sick/injured so you can run a good race will you.

From Superfly on Mon, Sep 06, 2010 at 13:27:31 from

Thanks guys. I hope on race day I have have things workout like they did on this run.

Total Distance

Spent the majority of the weekend sick. This bad head cold and stuff moved in and it's taking it's time moving out. I feel a little better today but still packing around a heavy head. We took a family walk over to the park and around then back. By the time I was home I was kind of dizzy and ready to lay down. So we'll see what the day brings... wishing I can feel good and run this evening but it's not looking good. 

10.5 miles this afternoon = a very, very bad day. I started feeling a little better later in the day and got antsy to get some miles in. So about 4 p.m I went out to just try some. The goal was to go to mile 3 and see how things felt then take it from there. So three miles in and I felt pretty good. 4 miles in and still good. 5 miles in and good. 5.5 miles in and I start needing a potty stop. 5.7 miles in and I really need a stop. 6 miles in to the DC and I hit a port-a-potty. Wow that was close to very bad. So now I'm 5-6 miles from home basically any way you run it. I start back with the intentions of going all the way back for a total of 12 miles. I do pretty good up to about mile 9. Then it's over. It's the worst side ache of my life. The kind that will hurt for two days down the road. It actually forces me to stop and walk for about a quarter of a mile. I take the most direct line back to the house and basically just die once I get home. 

Long story short I wasn't better. I had too much Nyquil, DayQuil and every other type of medication in the system. Oh this one hurt... both the pride and the physical body.

Pulse Miles: 10.50
From Dustin on Mon, Sep 06, 2010 at 13:52:42 from

Hope you start feeling better. I've been bummed myself, I've developed quite a bit of pain in my plantar fascia area the last few days. I've been trying to stretch a lot but still feeling discomfort and pain.

From Bill on Mon, Sep 06, 2010 at 13:53:38 from

get well my friend!

Total Distance

After a bad run yesterday I was hesitant to even run today. But if this week isn't going to become a total flop I must get things going today. It was a great morning for a run. Cool (63 F) and cloudy so the sun was blocked for an extended time. I felt weak and frail but got through the run. The worst was that my side still hurt from last nights side ache as I worried it would. I hope it doesn't drag on and on like it does sometimes when this happens. This is the first time all summer (this year) I've had to deal with anything like this sickness. I'm just hoping to feel better each day but still grind out some mileage so I can kind of taper at the end of the week for the Red Rock Relay. Then hopefully have some legs to run it on. 

8 miles out and back into B-hills this afternoon. We enjoyed a none typical day here with the high only hitting 78 F. That always makes running better. I tried to relax and run without doing much. I just wanted smooth, flowing miles and didn't want to tax the system much. Still hit around a 7:03 avg for the run. 

Speedstar Miles: 8.00Defyance 3 Miles: 12.60
From Bob on Tue, Sep 07, 2010 at 13:21:50 from

Hang in there Hammer.

From Superfly on Wed, Sep 08, 2010 at 10:21:14 from

lol... I feel like I got hit with a hammer.

Total Distance

3 mile warm up in 8:05 avg

8 miles at 6:03 avg

9.1 miles at 6:50 avg

Met Logan and Dave here at my house early for a workout. I wasn't planning on doing much with them as I wanted to just do a long run. But I was going to do the warm up with them and then see what happened. Their workout was to do 2 miles at brisk pace (6:20), 2 miles at Tinman pace, 2 miles at MP, and 2 miles at LT pace. I thought after the warm up that I'd go the first 4 miles with them and then work back into my long run pace. That's basically what happened. I stayed right there with them until mile four and then they picked it up. I didn't want to kill myself off for the long run so I didn't go much harder. But still ended the 8 tempo miles with a 6:03 avg. Logan and Dave must have turned south on River Road because I kept going straight down the river trail and never saw them again. After the 8 miles of tempo I took a GU and reset my watch. Then settled into a smooth but honest pace back home. I never looked at the watch until the last mile and realized that I'd been hitting a pretty solid effort... all things considered. I mean on fairly trashed legs, coming off being sick and after the tempo. Anyways I looped back down around the DC and then up around the Knolls park then one last loop around Jedora to get just over 20 miles for the day. 

Glad to have a nice long run in for the week. Now to rest up and only hit one-a-days from here on out so I can be fairly fresh for the Red Rock Relay this weekend. 

Launch 2 Miles: 20.10
From Paul on Wed, Sep 08, 2010 at 12:38:34 from

I'll be looking forward to seeing what you think of Red Rock. I did their maps for them, and thought it looked like a fun course.

From Bob on Wed, Sep 08, 2010 at 17:05:18 from sure recover fast!

From Adam RW on Thu, Sep 09, 2010 at 09:17:33 from

Have fun.

Total Distance

DC/ River road loop. I didn't want to run 3 miles this morning let alone over 10. But I just put my head down and pushed through. Feel pretty tired and wore down. Plus I got my leg assignments for the Red Rock Relay this weekend and just thinking about them makes me want to puke. Hope to rest up because I'll need it. 

I run leg #7 (5.7 miles), #19 (8.3 miles) and #36 (7.5 miles) all of which are rated "hard". So it's time to put on the work horse hat and clock in. Splits won't be fast at all because it will mostly all be uphill. Well my second leg is mostly flat but it is long and will be in the middle of the night.

Defyance 2 Miles: 10.20
From Dustin on Thu, Sep 09, 2010 at 12:57:32 from

Good luck with the relay.

From Superfly on Fri, Sep 10, 2010 at 09:20:36 from

Thanks Dustin. Hope that foot feels better. Did you get a sock thing from Steve? I've heard those really help with planter.

Race: Red Rock Relay (11.6 Miles) 24:06:30, Place overall: 3
Total Distance

Pushed Myler around the park loop. Just tried to the the belly in order before heading out to the relay. 


Red Rock Relay.

First leg was supposed to be 5.7 but it ended up being 5.9 miles long. It started around Duck Creek and finished by Navajo Lake on Cedar Mountain. The leg was a beast. Around 800 ft of elevation climbing at 9,000+ feet above sea level. I'm just not conditioned to run at altitude so I struggled to breath and get anything rolling. On the step sections I felt I could have walked faster than trying to run. Hit this leg with a 6:40 avg.

2 miles warm up

1.3 miles cool down

Speedstar Miles: 9.20Baby Jogger Miles: 2.40Ghost Miles: 2.40
From Bill on Fri, Sep 10, 2010 at 12:30:26 from

good luck!

Race: Red Rock Relay (15.8 Miles) 24:06:30, Place overall: 3
Total Distance

2nd leg of the relay was from Newcastle to just before Enterprise. It was 8.3 miles long with some pretty good rollers, but it was fairly runnable. The only downfall was it was in the middle of the night and there was at least 5 but maybe 8 cattlegards in the road that were unmarked. This was very bad... I was hitting full stride and would basically have to slide to a stop before having to walk across each one. They at least should have laid some wood or mats down so you could run over them... and maybe marked it with a light or glow stick. Anyways I felt pretty good for this run. Even though before I left our van was attacked by a 50 year old handicap man who said we ran over his dog and he wanted money for it... Wow that was a trip! Hit a 5:54 avg for this leg and had 22 road kills.

3rd leg was 7.5 miles long from around Rockville up to the finish line by Zion NP in the town of Springdale. This leg was all uphill with the last 3 miles up through Springdale being really hard. Before this leg even started I was in a bad way. I had some stomach issues and had taken a record 30 trips to the porta potty during a relay. I was dizzy just walking around and while trying to run during the warm up I knew I was going to die. First of all I never run great in relays. Second the stomach issues were really, really bad. Third I had taken some No Doz and other alert aids before running the third leg to try and rally my system.... and I'd never taken them before to see how things would go. So I was jacked up and if bailing out would have been an option I would have taken it.

I started out just pushing along up a pretty good hill and then tried to relax one up the hill as it kind of leveled off for a half mile or so. Then once we hit the hills just before Springdale and all the way through that town I really started to struggle. BAD. Going into this leg our team had a 2 min lead over Mike Vicks team. He was also running this leg. So I knew I was jacked and I knew Mike was going to hunt me down but I wanted so bad to try to hold it together.... didn't happen. He caught me as we entered Springdale and didn't even try to go with him. Then on the miles up through town to the finish he just kept gaping me and ended up beating me by 2 mins. So I ended up running the leg in 46 mins (a 6:09 avg) and he ran it in 42 min's. I felt pretty pathetic about the whole deal. I think I could have ran the leg at least 2 min's faster had I not been so jacked... but Vick still ran an amazing 3rd leg. I was however surprised that I was even able to run a 6:09 avg being so sick and the leg it's self is pretty tough with lots of hills. And it was over 80 F by the time we started running so I was hot.

Anyways the relay was fun but very taxing. In a 40 hour time frame I got less than ONE hour of sleep. Even on relays I've done in the past I've gotten more rest than this one. But for some reason sleep just didn't happen. I always kind of stink in relays too. It was fun to run it with this team and we did somehow finish 3rd overall. In the end it was just what I wanted going into it. My goals was to run this relay to get a good workout in. And that's just what I got. Three legs at around Tinman effort but no lagging soreness to bother me the rest of the week.


Launch 2 Miles: 17.80
From Dustin on Mon, Sep 13, 2010 at 12:14:22 from

Nice job on the relay. I've always enjoyed the relays, even though I struggle with the lack of sleep. This looks like it was a pretty fun course, maybe we'll have to get a team together next year.

Total Distance

DC/ River Road loop. Not sore but felt very robotic this morning. Never got things going. Weight is very low for early in the week. Hoping to kind of use the week to rest up, refuel, and get a little more motivated for the rest of the month.  

Inner B-hills loop this afternoon. Everything felt really good on this run. I felt smooth, rested and not sore at all. I'm sure it was all a front but I'll take it for the day. 

Pulse Miles: 10.20Ghost Miles: 5.50
From AmberG on Tue, Sep 14, 2010 at 12:10:05 from

Nice job on your relay over the weekend, even with not feeling well that last leg! Taper is such a nice thing right now!!!

From Superfly on Wed, Sep 15, 2010 at 09:32:20 from

Thanks Amber. You should have did the relay... we could have used you! I hear ya about the taper. I can't wait for it. But don't start too early. Your doing great so hang on and Oct 2nd will be here before you know it.

Total Distance

DC/ River Road loop. I'm lacking motivation this week. My mind is trying to talk me into an early taper and so I keep having to just push through the miles for at least one more week. Anyways it's hard to run when your not mentally into it. I slugged around the loop this morning. Ran into Steve O and it was good to see him out as it's been a while. 

Defyance 3 Miles: 10.20
Total Distance

Out early to run the Stone Cliff/DC loop with a few little extra parts. Nice running weather this morning with temps around 60 F. I couldn't get myself out the door last night for a run and thought I'd be in the same boat this morning. But things rolled along pretty good. I'm just pretty tired this week and still trying to get caught up on the sleep.

Defyance 2 Miles: 14.35
Total Distance

3 mile warm up 8 miles of "Brisk" pace 2 mile cool down Met up at my house for a big workout with boys. The calendar said we needed to hit 8 miles of MP. But at the start we decided to start with "brisk" pace and work faster as we went. So first couple miles were still conversational at 6:19 and 6:03. Then we worked down to a couple 5:43's. The last 4 miles felt really choppy and I couldn't get into a groove. I kept trying to force the pace but still couldn't get the wheels to roll. Hit 5, 6 in 5:38, 5:32 then by 7 I was mentally kind of done and hit a 5:49. Lucky for me the guys stopped at about 6.75 because there was a couple skunks in the trail. So I was able to catch back up. Then we started into the last mile and I hit a 5:29 on that one... so a 5:47 avg for the 8 tempo miles. Ok at best. I decided this morning I need to get recovered and rested before the big race. The last thing I want is to have the legs feel like that on race day. We are all excited to see these workouts winding down... only really one more left. Yay!

Launch 2 Miles: 13.00
From Jon on Thu, Sep 16, 2010 at 22:25:25 from

You're supposed to feel like crap during the last few workouts. Means you're pushing hard, right? I always seem to bonk on my last few BW pre-marathon. Just wait for the taper...

Total Distance

DC/ River Road loop. Boy I'm dragging through this week. Just haven't been in tune mentally or physically. One more run this week and maybe I can regroup this weekend and also get in to see April. Beautiful morning though. 

Defyance 3 Miles: 10.20
From jtshad on Fri, Sep 17, 2010 at 17:34:05 from

Dude, don't take this wrong, but I am glad it is not just me! Hopefully we can both get reenergized and have a good couple of weeks before the race!

I am still planning on coming down Thursday and leaving Sunday if that is still good with you and Mik'l. Looking forward to catching up!

From Bill on Fri, Sep 17, 2010 at 17:49:52 from

i am feeling the same way clyde! what is the plan tomorow?

From Superfly on Sat, Sep 18, 2010 at 18:43:33 from

Good to hear I'm not the only one. The good news is we have time to rebound. Looking forward to seeing you down here in a couple week Jeff. Taper well and travel safe.

Total Distance

Did our last long run before STGM. We wanted 20 miles but miss calculated on the drive up so we only got 19... but when we finished we were fine with not doing anymore. Kept the pace laxi taxi all the way. Never pushed it to even Tinman effort. We did run up Winchester Hill a little faster than I wanted but everything else was well below the radar. Ended up hitting the 19 miles in 2:00:12 or a smooth 6:20 avg for the run. Felt ok but like the rest of this week I'm just not all there. Hoping to pull myself back together as I start into the taper next week. 

Launch 2 Miles: 19.00
From Bill on Sat, Sep 18, 2010 at 21:48:24 from

sweet run Clyde! you will be ready come race day

From Mike Warren on Sun, Sep 19, 2010 at 10:10:00 from

Clyde, nice to see you again. You guys keep me motivated! Get things fresh, I can't wait to see the complete beat down you put on STG!!!

Total Distance

B-hills loop. Kept the pace uptempo but not all out. I want to drop the mileage a little this week but up the effort of each run. For a Monday I felt better than avg. Going to see April this evening but I'll get another run in before I go. 

PM. Middle B-hills loop. We had Cafe Rio at lunch and I had the Monday special of two chili relleno's with black beans and rice plus all the other cheese and sauce. It was yummy but when I ran again at a quarter to 4 there hadn't been enough time... Oh and it was a toasty 98 F. I was sick by mile 2 and in a bad way by mile 4. Dry heaving and spitting up a never ending supply of stringy yuck. I'm not sure I'll ever learn but today was a step in the right direction. I'm cleaning it up from here on out:)

Pulse Miles: 6.60Ghost Miles: 8.10
From Harris on Mon, Sep 20, 2010 at 16:03:47 from

What time are you shooting for at SGM Clyde? Be specific.

From Superfly on Mon, Sep 20, 2010 at 16:43:26 from

Well I'd like to run with no issues and feel happy about my race the day after. I don't have a 'official" time goal as I'm not really into running for a time goal. I want to try and just run it as a race and hopefully if I feel good and race well it will net a good time. Hopefully a PR and maybe a little more. That's about as specific as I can answer... I just don't know about the numbers this year.

From Mike Warren on Tue, Sep 21, 2010 at 00:10:44 from

Nice day even with your problems. I hear ya on cleaning up the diet. With less than 2 weeks to go, I am trying to eat smart.

From scotthughes on Tue, Sep 21, 2010 at 10:21:48 from

Tell me what eating smart is>>> Is that shifting from Coke to Pepsi? LOL I am thinking about eating smart the day maybe two before....

Total Distance

I picked up another head cold last night. Lost track of how many times I've been sick this year. So anyways I spent then night sweating and dealing with horrible nose crap. Spent the day trying to get better and telling myself I'm still going to pull things together for a good race next week. But it's been pretty stressful. The last thing I wanted to do this week was fight off a sickness. By the evening I couldn't handle taking a zero for the day so I went out and ran. Labored the entire way and the run totally sucked. Came home and was well under 150 lbs... the body is pretty weak right now. 

Defyance 3 Miles: 10.20
From Clay on Wed, Sep 22, 2010 at 15:16:55 from

Hang in there Clyde, you'll be alright for next week. Take care of your-self kiddo.

From Superfly on Thu, Sep 23, 2010 at 12:59:36 from

Thanks Clay. I'm trying man it just seems to be a little harder than it should be this time around.

Total Distance

Pretty sick today. After struggling through a run last night I decided that it may have done more harm than good. So no run today. Hopefully the extra rest will help get me feeling better. I'm a nervous mess right now. That could be aiding the sickness. Anyways it's a head cold, sinus, fever and I think it's mostly induced by bad allergies. 

Total Distance

DC/ River road loop. Fever was gone this morning and sinus area was less congested so I went out. I got a horrible nights rest though. Legs felt overly flat leaving me mentally and physically in a bad running funk. Not going into a race on my terms that's for sure. Outside of being sick my legs aren't turning over like they need to. Last weeks speed workout with Dave and Logan was basically pathetic. Now I feel that way every time I run... just working too hard to turn the legs over. Anyways I'm really frustrated right now and need to vent it all out. I'm hoping a magical wand hits my legs and at least takes me back to three weeks ago or so when I had a little confidence. Because right now there is zero. 

4.4 miles this afternoon. Mik'L had a busy day at the office and wasn't going to be home early enough to watch Myler so I took him in the jogger. We ran over to the park on a extended route then once there I did some barefoot in the five fingers. I wanted to work on form as everything feels totally out of whack. It was kind of counter productive because I was also pushing the stroller on the grass field... but it was nice to just get out and relax a little. Finally pushing all of the sick symptoms out today but the legs feel like they belong to a beginning runner. I couldn't have broke 4 hours today if I had to run a marathon.

Baby Jogger Miles: 4.40Pulse Miles: 10.20TypeA Miles: 3.20
From neumannator on Thu, Sep 23, 2010 at 11:55:28 from

Hang in there, you still have time to get healthy. Sometimes the only way the body can get us to rest is by getting sick so rest up. You have done all the hard work now just trust that work and get healthy.

From scotthughes on Thu, Sep 23, 2010 at 12:03:40 from


You have done the workouts, the long miles, the speed workouts and everything in between.You will do great! Focus on the positives of your training. I know the feeling that you are going through because that is how I feel most of the time. I compare myself to all of you great runners and get very depressing.

I know that I shouldn't but I do- Now I am starting get in a groove that is mine, nobody else's and I feel much better. This feeling crappy will pass and you will rock the that I have no doubt!

From Harris on Thu, Sep 23, 2010 at 12:38:36 from

If I were you, I would probably either rest or just run a few miles Friday. Then if you were better Saturday, I would get in normal mileage. After resting up over the weekend, hit a few 5-8 mile runs next week with a few MP pace miles thrown in Tuesday. The MP miles should help you feel fast again. If that doesn't work, throw in some strides to shake off the rust.

From Superfly on Thu, Sep 23, 2010 at 12:58:51 from

Thanks guys. As far as workouts go I'm just going to play it by ear every day on in. I run my best when I'm running... so best case is for me to be able to run some solid mileage between now and Tuesday and then taper it off. I need a steroid injection in my brain.

From Clay on Thu, Sep 23, 2010 at 15:32:14 from

Clyde you have put in the mileage and the time and the workouts, you have to have faith and rely on your training! Quit being so hard on yourself, pull up your bootstraps and get after it! Your a stud so just go out and get it done! I'll be at the finish line watching you guys so I don't want any whiners:) Just Do It!

From jtshad on Thu, Sep 23, 2010 at 17:11:56 from

Like what all these guys have already said, just get over being sick and you will be good. Just get well before I come down to stay with you and get the bad mojo out of the house by then, would ya?!!

Hang in there, you have train well and hard and it will pay off.

From Superfly on Thu, Sep 23, 2010 at 23:02:10 from

Thanks again guys. I had a little better day as the sickness is going away. Hopefully I can talk the legs into coming back home in the next couple days too.

Total Distance

DC/ Stone Cliff loop. Wanted to reestablish some confidence without overdoing it. So I mentally told myself today was going to be a good day and headed out the door. Took it nice and easy on the first mile (8 min pace exactly) just relaxing and enjoying the brisk morning air. I wore gloves today. Then once at the park I slowly worked on form and let the pace hit whatever it wanted. Made it around to the DC at 6 miles at around a 7:15 avg then on the way back up the river trail, around Stone Cliff and the fields I let the legs go and just tried to be smooth. Hit some 6:40's and 6:30's to end up doing the run in 1:28:20 with overall 6:59 avg. Nothing amazing but just what I needed right now. Effort was laid back and the legs felt fairly smooth. 

The good news about being sick is it drops my weight... a lot. I finished this run at 147lbs and I didn't even feel drained or dehydrated. So I should be able to be a very comfortable 152 lbs on race day... my perfect racing weight. 

Launch Miles: 12.64
From Dustin on Fri, Sep 24, 2010 at 12:03:52 from

That's about what my weight will probably be on race day 152. However, for me I think I my perfect racing weight needs to be around 140 or lighter, which is going to take some work.

From Bob on Fri, Sep 24, 2010 at 14:47:09 from

Glad to see you feeling better. I'm still way over my ideal weight too :(

From Bill on Fri, Sep 24, 2010 at 15:13:57 from

Nice run, it is all coming together for next saturday! It is going to be fun to see the results of all your hard work.

From scotthughes on Fri, Sep 24, 2010 at 19:55:45 from

That is a great way to benefit from the sickness. I am carrying everything you I am running about 10-12 pounds heavier than last year. Not too happy about that but I think I am running better. I am hoping that maybe I can drop a few more pounds before the race, even with carbing it up. Problem is I am headed for Hawaii Sat night for 4 days. I will probably come back with a lot of extra moisture in the system-

Total Distance

Last Biggish workout before the marathon. The plan was to do a 3 mile warm up then a progressive tempo hitting 7 min, 6:30, and 6 min pace for around 9 miles and then a 3 mile cool down on a "hilly" course. So I chose to do it on our regular tempo loop which has a few good little hills and extend it around the park so I'd have to deal with the hill up River Road at the end and fastest part of my tempo. I wanted to make this one count and get a little groove flowing into next week but not overdue things. 

After the warm up I eased into the first three mile section that was supposed to be 7 min pace. I hit 6:52, 6:42, 6:13 here. The next section called for 6:30's my splits were- 6:16, 6:09, 6:12. And the last section called for 6 min pace I hit- 5:45, 5:42, 5:46 to finish on the top of the hill just past the gas station by my house.

Cooled down around the park and Jedora to square it off at 15 miles for the day. Splits were a little faster than the goal pace of the workout but I didn't hammer things. Just kept it smooth and really only had to work up the last hill at the end. The legs felt ok... not super sharp like I want but way better than earlier this week. With the weekend and next week I should be where I want to be. Also I was 147 lbs again after the workout today and yesterday I tried to eat more and really drank a lot of fluids so my weight situation is as good as I could have asked. 

From Mike Warren on Sat, Sep 25, 2010 at 12:41:11 from

Sounds like a perfect run to round out your training! Fun week ahead, get all the kinks worked out, the aches healed and time to set some PR'S...

From Bill on Sat, Sep 25, 2010 at 14:07:12 from

sweet run Clyde! I see great things happening next saturday!

Total Distance

We are up in Torrey so I ran from Bicknell down into the fields and then up over the Velvets and back to town. It was a beautiful morning and the views up there are so amazing. I ended up going a little farther than I wanted but the pace was EZ and about 7 miles of it was on dirt roads and trails. While I was climbing up the switch backs I got pretty winded and could feel the altitude but the rest of the run was smooth sailing. 

Defyance 2 Miles: 11.60
Total Distance

Ran from Bicknell back to Torrey again. This time I just stayed on the main road. I warmed up for 3 miles and then did 3x800's with a 2 min recovery between. Just ran these sets on the open road on my way back. I tried to do them on the most level section of road but there was a few rollers. Hit the first on a 4:55 pace as I rounded the turn and dropped to the river. The second was the most flat one and I hit it at 5:00 pace. Before the third set I did my recovery back up the road to Bicknell to lengthen the flat section for the last set. I hit it at around 5:05 pace. With the altitude all the sets felt like my lungs were going to explode but the legs felt pretty much in control. Finished up hitting the rest of the run at sub 6:30 pace because the legs were all wound up and I had a good tailwind coming off the bench into Torrey.

We are headed home today and it will be nice to get there and be able to have a couple days of regular life before the craziness of the weekend.  

TypeA Miles: 8.20
Total Distance

Back home. It felt good to sleep in my own bed last night and even better to run on my own routes this morning. Hit the B-hills loop this morning. After running up in Torrey it felt great running down here. Legs feel good, lungs feel good, weight continues to be down... Should be a good on coming up... maybe a hot one too!

Defyance 3 Miles: 6.60
From AmberG on Wed, Sep 29, 2010 at 11:27:14 from

Good Luck this Saturday! Your awesome training will pay off big time, I'm excited to see how great you do!

From Superfly on Wed, Sep 29, 2010 at 15:51:57 from

Thanks Amber.

Good luck to you as well. Your ready for something special with a great shot at winning. Enjoy then next couple days and I'll see you up there Saturday morning.

From Holt on Thu, Sep 30, 2010 at 09:34:41 from

Glad you are feeling a bit better - here it goes!

From Dustin on Thu, Sep 30, 2010 at 11:59:27 from

Hey Clyde I sent you a message on facebook, but not sure if I did it right or not.

I'm not planning on staying at Pine Valley this year. I'm up in Salt Lake today and possibly tomorrow. I think it is going to be pretty busy tomorrow trying to get back home and everything else.

From Superfly on Thu, Sep 30, 2010 at 12:08:52 from

Dave- thanks man.

Dustin- I was just checking for Aaron. He called and wanted to know if we or anyone was staying up there... I told him I'd check. No big deal.

Total Distance

Up early and out in the dark. The morning was warmer than I thought it would as my T' shirt style tech shirt was just too much clothing. At the moment I'm feeling so fresh I could pop. It really kind of feels like the I'm having a weird dream or something right now. My body feels great and I'm just fighting the normal nervous mental stuff. Weight this morning was 148.5 so I have a few pounds to spare over the next couple day. Really looking forward to the weekends events. 

Pulse Miles: 6.60
From scotthughes on Thu, Sep 30, 2010 at 15:18:35 from

You are primed and more than ready- sounds like you are peaking at the right time

From Little Bad Legs on Thu, Sep 30, 2010 at 17:57:48 from

Dude! Good luck this weekend! I'm looking forward to seeing how well you all do this weekend. Tear it up!

From Jon on Thu, Sep 30, 2010 at 20:18:19 from

Good luck this weekend!

From Stew on Thu, Sep 30, 2010 at 21:30:07 from

So fresh you could pop ay? "That's what she said".

From Holt on Fri, Oct 01, 2010 at 11:02:50 from

Garret I can't believe you just said that!

From Superfly on Fri, Oct 01, 2010 at 20:31:58 from

LOL... wow that's bold.

From Adam RW on Fri, Oct 01, 2010 at 20:34:16 from

Have fun and enjoy every minute of, just don't make it too many minutes...

Total Distance

Ran around Little Valley with Jeff S this morning. He is staying with us for the weekend and we wanted to get a solid workout in this morning:) Legs felt pretty good once we got up to pace (7:35 ish). Just took it EZ and enjoyed the morning. The weather is crazy right now so who knows what's going to happen tomorrow. 

I'm nervous...

Launch 2 Miles: 3.75
From jtshad on Fri, Oct 01, 2010 at 20:41:41 from

Wait to watch you take off! Thanks for your hospitality this weekend!

Race: STG Marathon (26.2 Miles) 02:50:10
Total Distance

Bummer race today. Hit the half in 1:14 a little slower than planned but I thought I could still manage a good second half. The legs never would turn over and even down the step grades of like Snow Canyon I couldn't go much faster than 6 min pace. Stopped trying to race at  mile 17 and was in 5th at that time. Maintained that place up to 20 an hit it in 1:55... then really decided that it wasn't happening and by 21 I wanted to drop out. I found someone with a phone and called Mik'L to meet me at the top of Bluff. But she didn't wan't to... so I just walked/ jogged in. Along the way I helped pace Amber G for a couple miles down to Diagnel St. Then my tummy was starting to act up so I told her to take off. After that I walked some more and ran with Austin and Trevor for a little while then kind of left them. Jogged in right around Steve O who also was just milking it too. The weather was hot... in fact they said it was the hottest ever. I'm guessing that had something to do with it but I run in the heat all summer and turn in training runs better than today so... who knows where I'm at in my running career. Back to the old drawing board I guess. The only positive to today's run was that because the last 10 miles I basically jogged in my legs aren't totally jacked like they are when I race the entire distance. 

CIM anyone?

From Little Bad Legs on Sat, Oct 02, 2010 at 15:42:35 from

Sorry to hear things didn't go as planned. I heard the heat was brutal and I'm sure that played a major role.

If you're serious about CIM, I'd HIGHLY recommend that race. Fantastic course, great weather, just really really good event. It's my favorite of the 4 I've done, for whatever that's worth.

Like you said, back to the drawing board. I'm certain you've got a low 2:20 in you. Good luck!

From Jon on Sat, Oct 02, 2010 at 15:51:48 from

Sorry, man. Somedays, thing just don't click, and hot weather sure wouldn't help. Don't give up, you'll bounce back better than ever.

From Paul on Sat, Oct 02, 2010 at 16:24:09 from

Bummer. Come run Indy on Nov. 6.

From Cody on Sat, Oct 02, 2010 at 16:32:46 from

Bummer - Come run the Grand Canyon. It is much more fulfilling than some silly marathon. After that, go run CIM.

From jtshad on Sat, Oct 02, 2010 at 16:48:25 from

You are such a strong runner, just chalk it up to a bad day and move on to more success. As we were talking, maybe it is time for a change of scenery and for a different race to get the mojo back.

Thanks for the companionship and hospitality this weekend, you guys are great!

From Stew on Sat, Oct 02, 2010 at 17:58:26 from

Great job Clyde. You're a great runner no doubt about that. Many a time I think we just need to find joy in the gift I guess. Keep up the good work and keep putting one foot in front of the other and you'll do great!! We'll see ya around.

From Clay on Sat, Oct 02, 2010 at 20:22:34 from

Way to hang in there Clyde and don't be to hard on yourself, it was fun to see you come in today. Your still the man!!!

From Rob on Sat, Oct 02, 2010 at 20:27:22 from

Wow, really sorry about that. I have been watching your impressive training for the last couple of months and know that you really wanted to do well. Let me say however, Thanks for the report. For a relative beginner like me it is nice to see a race report where someone like you shows that you are actually human, it gives me hope. I've read so many reports from all of you top notch runners where you talk about running 5:20, 5:15. 5:23… and then "crash" at the end and can only manage a 6:00 pace for the last 2 miles :).

The other eye opener this week was hearing about Ryan Hall dropping out of Chicago, you'd think someone who's only job is to eat, sleep, run and sign up for 2 marathons per year would be able to meet his goals at any expense. But the marathon is quite the animal, I guess that's where all the appeal comes from.

I'm sure you will be able to bounce back quickly and meet your goals soon, nice solid 20 mile training run today.

From RivertonPaul on Sat, Oct 02, 2010 at 20:32:12 from

Condolences, but you still kicked my trash without trying.

From Walter on Sat, Oct 02, 2010 at 21:39:52 from

Clyde, Its good Mik'l didnt let you drop out! I have had a few experiences like yours and have learned to make myself a better runner from it. It was nice for you to help Amber, see you were of help if not yourself then others. You set a great example for all of us. Last year Dave had a similar race and look how he finished today! Even in this freakin heat you guys seem to enjoy so much. lol Way to finish a rough race with your chin up. Get next time!

From Holt on Sun, Oct 03, 2010 at 00:01:23 from

Don't look how I finished today - that may be one of the worst examples of all time.

Clyde... all I can say is whatever. Some memories are better than others I guess.

From MarcieJ on Sun, Oct 03, 2010 at 01:21:00 from

Clyde-I think we all didn't nail our run today. I feel like its '08 marathon all over again but this time Im not as upset over it. Hearing that SO MANY people struggled today helped me realize today there were factors that were just totally out of our control (the heat). I saw your comment on dave's about not wanting to "race" marathons anymore and thats exactly what I told my husband too right after. He said he wished he had a tape recorder so I could hear how many times I have said that! Give it time and we will forget that and want revenge on that course again. Next year will be good! But I am hanging up my racing shoes for the winter and give myself a little break.

From Holt on Sun, Oct 03, 2010 at 01:27:22 from

I'm hanging up my race shoes for awhile too, but right now (11:15 on a Saturday night and about 2 hours past my bed time) I am going to go for a jog. Because when you can't sleep and it seems like the meaning of one of the biggest parts of your life just lost meaning YOU GO FOR A RUN - "runnin' on, I'm runnin' on empty, runnin' on"

From Mike Warren on Sun, Oct 03, 2010 at 06:43:16 from

Sorry things did not go as planned. I realize how much time and effort you put in your running. We train for 6 months and get one day to make it happen. Not like other sports where you play every weekend. I have seen what your capable of on training runs. Just hang in there man. You will have better races and worse races. It's what keeps us coming back for more.

From steve ash on Sun, Oct 03, 2010 at 13:09:40 from

Like I told Dave sometimes the bad ones given time are actually your best it's all in how you look at it. I know one thing for sure that heat was not in your guys favor on yesterday. Way to hang in there Clyde..

From Superfly on Sun, Oct 03, 2010 at 15:43:56 from

Thanks everyone. I'm really blessed to have good friends.

From Dustin on Sun, Oct 03, 2010 at 15:58:52 from

Hey Clyde, sorry to hear you had a rough day. I'm not sure why so many of us struggled. I think what is even more frustrating is the fact we've all done so many training runs faster and felt better than we did in the race.

Your still one talented, hard-working dude, and like you said we are lucky to have so many good friends in our little running community.

From Paul on Sun, Oct 03, 2010 at 16:20:44 from

Nothing kills more than heat. I think it's the #1 worst out of potentially adverse condition. Wind, rain, snow, or hills don't touch heat. It's bummer because you can't do much about it, and it affects some people more than others.

From Kelli on Sun, Oct 03, 2010 at 21:19:15 from

I think running in the heat and racing in it are two different things! Sorry about how the race turned out, but way to finish it and help others out along the way.

From Adam RW on Mon, Oct 04, 2010 at 10:33:42 from

Clyde, I am not sure I can add anything that others here or on Dave's entry could tell you or anyone else that braved the heat Saturday but congrats for sticking it out and there will always be another race. I just hope one of these days soon there is good weather at STG for all of you...

From JamesH on Mon, Oct 04, 2010 at 12:42:57 from

What a day. No words of wisdom for you. Lets just get back up and go after the next one even harder.

From Burt on Tue, Oct 05, 2010 at 01:45:54 from

Thanks for sharing your experience. When I think of the fastest guys on the blog, your name always comes to mind. Keep on keeping on.

From Sasha Pachev on Thu, Oct 07, 2010 at 13:56:14 from

Clyde - to put things in perspective, 5 years ago you ran 2:58 in near-perfect weather (maybe a bit too rainy, but not too bad), without stopping to find somebody with a cell phone and call your wife in the middle to unsuccessfully negotiate a DNF pickup, and with the determination to squeeze every single second out of your body in the last three miles. Today you ran 8 minutes faster in hot weather in spite of the adventures, and trying to get to the finish afterwards with no attempt to race. So things must not be that bad.

From Superfly on Thu, Oct 07, 2010 at 15:06:04 from

Yeah I would have been thrilled with a 2:50 back in 2005. However I was running less than 40 mpw back then and had a lot less invested.

After having a few days to think and re think and re think through this race here is my official analysis:

I prepared myself mentally for wind. I prepared myself for rain. I was ready to deal with them combined. I was ready to battle and fight for position with the pack. And more than ever I was ready to really hammer the second half. I wanted to go "Paul" standard and hit like a 1:12 first half and then something crazy like a 1:07- 1:08 second.

But here was what I wasn't ready for. The heat. I know this sounds funny coming from someone who lives in it. But on this day it was SNEAKY. I mean it was warm at the start but never did I see a red flag. Never did I say: Hey maybe this warm weather needs to be given a second thought and we should slow our pace down big time. I just didn't respect it at all. I thought that our training runs in July were well enough to power through a warm morning in October. But it was a deadly cocktail. It just slowly cooked me. We ran fairly fast up until Veyo and by then it was already too late. That hill and the heat worked me like a dog. It was harder this time than ever before. Then from the top of Veyo to the half it was a grim reminder of just how trashed I already was. Mentally I wish someone would have said to me. "Just relax and go with Pepi". He was behind me at the half and then started to increase the pace. But I thought we were already out of it and didn't even bother trying to go with him. He finished 2nd... time wasn't smokin' fast but a 2:26 was a very smart race for the day.

So in the end I found out I was much more pron to break down in the heat than I though. I also found out just how weak mentally I've become. I'm hoping to resolve the issues as I work through some races in the future. I know it won't all magically happen at once and plan to run enough races in the next year to work the kinks out.

I'm going to start with running a marathon around December. If it's aided (CIM or Tucson) then my plan is to simply break 2:35ish and work on running a "complete race". If it's a flat course then I just want to go try and break 2:40 working on the same principles. I did this at UV this year but was running "just as a workout". I want to go run a race to RACE but not die.

From Adam RW on Thu, Oct 07, 2010 at 15:11:43 from

Well said. These open and honest assessments of peoples' races have to be one of the best tools for getting better. The thought that goes into these races is sometimes as (if not more) important than the running itself. Thanks for sharing.

From Paul on Thu, Oct 07, 2010 at 15:27:55 from

It's hard to change a race plan when in the "heat" of battle. Sounds like the heat snuck up on a lot of people.

I've heard nothing but bad things about Tucson, and nothing but good things about CIM. CIM is technically downhill, but less total drop as Boston, and with quite a few rollers. Most people think of it as being as fast as a flat course.

From Sasha Pachev on Thu, Oct 07, 2010 at 16:13:31 from

Clyde - I see your further progression past your 2:25 PR in increasing 5 K speed. You need to figure out why you cannot run a 4:15 mile right now and fix whatever is causing it. Looking at your form, it does not look like you have bad biomecanics. Maybe not a Sebastian Coe perfection, but good enough for a sub-15:00 5 K on the track at sea level. The problem is somewhere in the brain, I think. You've never trained at those speeds for anything longer than a quarter since your return to running and are afraid to go into the zone.

So step 1 - learn to do 6x400 in 70 with full rest.

Step 2 - do it with less rest.

Step 3 - 4x600 in 1:45 full rest, 3a controlled rest.

Step 4 - 4x800 in 2:20 each full rest, then cut it down to 400 meter jog, even 200 meter jog.

Step 5 - 3x1200 in 3:36

Step 6 - 2x1600 in 4:48

Step 7 2x2000 in 6:00

Step 8 3x2000 in 6:00

At this point race a 5 K and see if you can be close to 15:00

Then do all tempo runs at 5:20 pace and break 1:10 in the half on an honest course, then 5:15 pace for tempos, run 1:08 on an honest course.

Then you will crack 2:20 in St. George, and will have the confidence to start planning for OTQ.

From Paul on Thu, Oct 07, 2010 at 16:29:33 from

Sasha kind of lost me in the whole interval progressive thing, but I do agree that a person needs to have 1:08-flat speed for a non-aided half marathon in order to crack 2:20 at SGM. I don't bother much with 5Ks, but I do take half marathons pretty seriously as a performance benchmark. I was not surprised at all when I saw that Aaron Metler won, based on his UVM Half race. The half marathon is a pretty darn good indicator for marathon performance. Aside from running an actual marathon, of course.

From Superfly on Thu, Oct 07, 2010 at 16:46:19 from

First off I know my limits and I'm not going to hit a OTQ unless then make it like it was in 2007. Hitting a OTQ isn't even one of my running goals. Further more I knew I wouldn't break 2:20 this year but thought with a good race I could for for it and if I came up short at a 2:22ish then still happy days and a PR. I really do want to work on my half marathon speed and in doing so I need to run more of them. I think I'll always struggle running a great STG because the first half for me is just hard. I can't see myself running it any faster than 1:12... it just chews me up. But I will work on that speed and half marathon progress.

All of us down here knew Arron would win unless something crazy happened. To be honest if the heat wasn't as bad as it was he was ready for a 2:17-2:19. Since his UV half he's been logging 90+ mile weeks all summer and was really ready to bust a good one.

From Paul on Thu, Oct 07, 2010 at 17:12:25 from

Yeah, Aaron impressed at UVM. He's a young guy, so should only get better too.

1:12 is a good setup for sub-2:20. It's a pretty fast pace for the first half. A lot of winners have gone through slower than that. I think the key for the first half is to stay patient and run what feels like a stupidly slow pace. I remember being with Joe Wilson at the half in 2005. We went through in 1:13:30. He went on to run a little over 2:22, I think, and won. I just managed to hang on, but that was my first time on the course. Mike Kirk did something really similar in 2004 when he won. Watching those guys made me believe that a rather obscene, 4-to-5-minute negative split is the way to run that course. So I ran negative by a bit under 5 minutes in 2007, but the unfortunate thing is that Nick Schuetze ran well over 5 minutes negative. Nick must have been about 1:11:00, and then did a 1:05:40-ish. The point is, 1:12:00 isn't a whole lot slower than what the course record-holder did.

From Superfly on Thu, Oct 07, 2010 at 17:21:40 from

Yeah 1:12 is fast... That's why it would be my max limit on that course and being able to run a good second half.

I think next spring and summer I'll go up to the start a few times and run a all out half. Just push the crap out of it and then see what I can hit. Might make it easier for me to relax on race day and run around a 1:12-1:13 then still be able to turn it up on the second.

But a 3-4 min negative would be great... I can't imagine a 5+...

From Kelli on Thu, Oct 07, 2010 at 18:30:55 from

Interesting analysis of the heat. Coming from YOU (fast and someone who lives in St George) it is nice to hear that the rest of us were not being wimpy. I think the mental thing was also affected by the heat.

Best of luck to you in December.

From Kory on Fri, Oct 08, 2010 at 00:27:07 from

I believe your making the right decision to run a marathon in December to determine where your at fitness wise. It's hard to determine that in a race where the weather conditions cause a higher degree for success, and to judge what your real ability or performance would be.

Also really taking it easy the second half of STG gives you an advantage to recover quick to be ready in December for a race.

Hey by December I might be able to run a 15 minute mile.

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Taking a real recovery for once even though the legs aren't as bad as usual. Calves not sore at all- could the socks have really worked?

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Happy Birthday to my little bride. We drove to Vegas today for the night. Went to Phantom of the Opera. Legs feeling better only sore in the quads. 

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Got home from Vegas and did the B-hills loop. Still planning on taking the rest of the week EZ to give a full recovery and semi EZ next week too. Then I'll decide what I'm going to do for the rest of the year. 

Pulse Miles: 5.60
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Second post marathon run. Legs felt great. Almost no soreness at all and a big improvement from last night. No watch but pace was pretty brisk as I was thinking about the marathon the entire run and just kept getting more and more angry. 

Defyance 3 Miles: 5.60
From scotthughes on Thu, Oct 07, 2010 at 13:47:08 from

Don't the temps feel good out there running? If only........we had the race today~

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Middle B-hills loop. It was 48 F this morning. The first time in the 40's since spring. This weather is just one week too late. The run felt great other than the potty stop in a porta by a new home under construction. However mentally every time I run now I start getting angry and sad about last Saturday. I have a million "why's" that need answering in my mind. 

Defyance Miles: 6.50
From Clay on Fri, Oct 08, 2010 at 11:13:01 from

Clyde, you do the same thing that I do when I have a real bad round of golf, I go over every little shot in my head over and over again until it just ticks me off!!! But I have learned over the years that the only way to correct the mistakes is to work and practice harder and concentrate and take nothing for granted. Its always good to evaluate what went wrong learn form it and then move on. I have been so prepared for a lot of tournaments going in to only find that I shoot myself out of it in the first few holes and there's really no reason for it, sometimes its just not my day.

Have a good weekend.

From Superfly on Sat, Oct 09, 2010 at 11:45:06 from

I hear ya on shooting your self out in the first holes... that's how I golf.

Speaking of golf I get to play the new Kokapelli GC out by Hurricane today for free. I'll let you know how it is.

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Out and back into B-hills. It was cool and humid making it possible to see my breath. I guess fall is upon us- I would have taken this morning a week ago. Moving on though the run was good. Kept it smooth and didn't try and force anything. Time was around 57 min according to the microwave. 

Defyance 2 Miles: 8.00
From Clay on Sun, Oct 10, 2010 at 00:51:34 from

Awesome picture Clyde!!! How was the new course you played?

From Superfly on Sun, Oct 10, 2010 at 12:22:04 from

Clay that course is... tough. Very long and lots of blind tee shots. Kind of like Entrada/ Green Springs/ Falcon Ridge combined. Greens are almost all tiered- tough.

Saying that it still a fun layout but would be much better on the second round after you got to feel the course out. The grand opening is next week.

From jtshad on Mon, Oct 11, 2010 at 16:08:36 from

Cool pic!

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Out around the B-hills loop in reverse this morning. 55 F felt just right with a long sleeve tech shirt  and gloves on. I'm in a weird place right now. 

Didn't plan on running again today but my uncle called and was going to be over here so we went out. Nice and slow pace with a couple walk breaks. He is coming off a knee injury and just getting back to around a 5 mile run. Anyways it was a EZ way to add some mileage. 

Baby Jogger Miles: 5.50Defyance Miles: 5.50Defyance 2 Miles: 8.10
From Little Bad Legs on Tue, Oct 12, 2010 at 13:47:01 from

Have you decided on a Dec/Jan marathon? Isn't there some cash on the line @ a Mesquite marathon in November? What is that course like?

From Adam RW on Tue, Oct 12, 2010 at 14:41:07 from

Understandable. Cool pic. Was that from the site or a personal camera?

From Superfly on Tue, Oct 12, 2010 at 16:26:48 from

No firm choice yet on the December race. I'm leaning to St. Judes but we are still trying to decide what will work best for the family. I'm still open to Tuscon, CIM, Dallas, and maybe even Mesquite or Vegas. There is some cash at Mesquite but I'm sure a faster Joe would show for it. As there was a add in Runners World boasting the $1,500 prize. That course is meaty... The first 7 miles are really nice downhill but then you run some wicked rollers into town.

Adam- The picture came from the newspapers web site.

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Out and back run into B-hills pushing Myler. It was a beautiful morning. I actually didn't get out until around 9:40 so by the time we finished it was a little warm. We ran into Scott and chatted in B-hills. My legs were feeling pretty good and on the way back I picked up the pace to about as tempo as you can while pushing the baby jogger. 

Baby Jogger Miles: 10.00Ghost Miles: 10.00
From Clay on Tue, Oct 12, 2010 at 16:33:42 from

Clyde- That picture makes you look like a vampire getting ready to pounce on his prey!;)) In the theme of Halloween that is! Keep working hard.

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Logan came over early and we did a out and back into B-hills. I had a long sleeve on and wished it was only a short sleeve 4 miles into the run. Not super hot but not as cool as I thought. Nice and EZ run in the darkness. It's crazy how fast the days are getting shorter. This same run during the summer months would have mostly been during the light but today it was all dark. Legs felt pretty good. I'll continue to hit similar mileage the rest of this week before trying to bump it back up next week. 

Pulse Miles: 10.00
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B-hills loop. Legs felt kind of spunky so on the last mile up the hill from the gas station I let them roll at around LT pace. Didn't have a watch but it was a solid push. Listened to Skid Row up the hill:)

Launch 2 Miles: 8.10
From Logan Fielding on Thu, Oct 14, 2010 at 19:02:49 from

I am out for Ragnar this weekend. I have a bunch of things I need to get done around the house. If you don't do it lets do a 14-15 miler somewhere.

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DC/ River Road loop. It ended up being a little shorter than the normal 10.2 because of some construction but still hit 10 miles straight up. Hit the first mile in 7:50 but then the legs felt a nice groove and ended up running a 1:09:40 or a 6:58 avg for the run. Never jumped into tempo effort but just let the legs run and 6:35 pace felt smooth and EZ back home from the DC. 

Found out today than I didn't get into St. Judes. So now I'm leaning to running the Mesquite marathon on November 20... I kind of wanted something a little more glamorous but this will be a easy for travel. Still not firm as I would like to to somewhere else to run. 

Defyance 3 Miles: 10.00
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Pretty good big workout this morning with Logan. No Dave we didn't ask ya because you've been sick... would have loved to have ya there though. 

3.5 mile warm up over to the corner by Staheli farm.

Then we did 10x 2 min @ 5:05 pace with 2 min recovery between sets. We just ran our normal tempo loop but when we got to River Road we dropped back down the trial into B-hills then back to my house. On the tempo section the pace was really consistent at around a 5:05 avg for all 10 sets. Other than the first one that was 4:50 and then 6th that was up the hills in the industrial park and it was around 5:25. We hit a total of 6.3 miles during the tempo section and with the 2 min of recovery between each set we still had a 6:01 avg for that length because I just left the clock ticking the entire time.

I was pretty happy with the final results. After feeling like complete garbage two weeks ago during the marathon I was pumped to feel the legs willing and able to go out and run hard.

4.8 mile cool down back to my house. It was special because there was pretty sunrise... Logan wanted to hold hands but I was like sha right?

From jtshad on Sat, Oct 16, 2010 at 11:52:03 from

Sounds like a romantic run for both of you! But it is hard to hold hands at 5:05 pace!

Have a great weekend.

From Logan Fielding on Sat, Oct 16, 2010 at 12:17:22 from

I just finished my blog entry and also commented on the sunrise moment. I had no idea you also put that in your entry! I had quite the chuckle. Good workout this morning.

From Holt on Sat, Oct 16, 2010 at 16:10:40 from

Apparently I am glad I missed it!

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B-hills loop this morning. Legs felt just bad. My calves were a little sore from Saturdays workout but still runnable. However things felt kind of like they did in the marathon a few weeks ago. In fact it was strikingly similar. I just couldn't get any turnover and trying to get the legs to roll was all labor. I'm not sure the reason. It was pretty humid this morning with temps around 60 F.... I just don't know but I'd love to stop having these kind of running days. 

Inner B-hills loop. Still pretty drained tonight. I need  a solid nights rest. 

Pulse Miles: 8.10Defyance 2 Miles: 5.50
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DC/ River Road loop. Construction has taken .2 off this course and made it 10 miles straight up. I felt night and day better than I've been feeling and I was DEAD. Spent the day shoveling, and moving dirt. Plus planted 3 massive trees.... alone. Glad to push a run in after a long, long day. 

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One of the scariest runs of my life. I did the same loop as yesterday. Didn't leave the house until after Mik'L got home from the office and meetings at almost 6:30 p.m. There was a hefty storm rolling in but I didn't think much about it. By the time I got over to the end of B-hills and on the trail there was lighting striking everywhere. All sides of town and in town. Each strike seemed to get closer and closer and by the time I was on the trail up past the DC on the way back to River Road it was an all out down poor. For the last 5 miles of this run I honestly went into 5k race pace as fast as I could back home. The legs were flying and my heart was about to jump out of my chest. On top of it all my lungs were full of a ton of dust from the wood chips I'd been spreading around the yard the last two days. This was creating a BIG problem. I just couldn't get enough air in and the lungs felt "pinched" as I was coughing up junk. 

Anyways I made it home and for the next 2 hours I was in kind of a hyperventilated, crazy mental state... all worked up about the run, storm, lighting. It was actually kind of scary and Mik'L wanted to take me to the ER on several occasions. But after a few hours I finally calmed down, caught my breath and was able to go to sleep at around 11 p.m. 

I guess you had to be here but it was pretty intense for  a while.

Ghost Miles: 10.00
From Dustin on Thu, Oct 21, 2010 at 10:54:43 from

Sounds pretty intense, glad everything is ok. I got worried a few months ago when Bill and I got caught in a pretty good lightning storm.

From Clay on Thu, Oct 21, 2010 at 13:38:27 from

Holy Cow Clyde that does sound pretty scary! I'm glad that everything is okay and that you were able to recover alright, take it easy.

From jtshad on Thu, Oct 21, 2010 at 15:34:49 from

Next time don't try to be a lightning rod! Glad you made it home safely!

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Took Myler out to try and get a shorter run in. I was planning on going on the inner B-hills loop but... about 2 miles into it I just was dead. Couldn't really go anymore. Then had to stop and sit on a bench for about 10 min's. Finally I got going again enough to make it back home. 

Not sure why I was so trashed. Maybe the tempo/ race pace last night and the lungs stuff? IDK? Anyways Mik'L wouldn't let me run again today so I took the afternoon off. 

Baby Jogger Miles: 3.80Pulse Miles: 3.80
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I'm a roller coaster right now. Some runs are just horrible and some are great. Today's was pretty dang good. Looped out into the fields and then Stone Cliff and back through B-hills. I started with a 7:50 mile to warm up then everything else was sub 7 min. I wasn't trying to go into tempo gear just to run smooth and easy. In fact around mile 3 I felt a little tired and thought I was working too hard for 7:20 pace... I looked at the garmin and was at 6:15 pace. No wonder. So just tried to relax and slow down but the pace never really got slower than 6:40 the rest of the run.

Hit the run with a 6:46 avg or 9.85 miles in 1:06

6.5 miles tonight around my hood mapping out a mile repeat course. Saved the life of two little dogs from a speeding truck. Yeah I'm a hero.

Defyance Miles: 6.50Defyance 3 Miles: 9.85
From scotthughes on Fri, Oct 22, 2010 at 13:07:25 from

Nice run! I beat myself up running a 6:54 pace for 3 miles. I need to drop 10 pounds and about 15 years LOL

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Big workout this morning with Logan at my house. I've been wanting to set up a good mile repeat course out on the roads so I did and we ran it. The course is pretty tough/ honest... I'd say 5-8 seconds slower than on a track. It loops around my house. The loop is 1.3 miles long. So we start the mile section and then have a .3 recovery or just over 2 min's. There is some slight downhill and some slight to good uphill.

We hit a 5.6 mile warm up then got going. With the miles @ 5:13, 5:16, 5:20, 5:14, 5:17

Logan and I were really pumped to hit such a good workout. Starting off we both thought it would be good to keep them under 5:30... so we did that and more. Legs felt pretty good. Tummy not so much as on the 3rd one I started the dry heaving and it stayed with me until we stopped. But all things considered this is one of the best workouts for me in some time. Plus it was very humid. Logan looked like he jumped in and out of a pool three times just during our warm up.

From Little Bad Legs on Sat, Oct 23, 2010 at 15:30:49 from

Killer workout! Nicely done.

From Superfly on Thu, Oct 28, 2010 at 12:28:57 from

Thanks man. It's nice to actually feel like I can run sometimes.

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B-hills loop in reverse. It was kind of windy, rainy and darkish out this morning. Calves are a little tight from Saturdays speed workout. Hope to get a good well rounded week in. 


Looped then middle B-hills run. Felt kind of slushy from a big lunch. Plus my shoes are starting to feel their age... now over 800 miles on this pair of Asics Pulse.

Pulse Miles: 6.50Defyance 2 Miles: 8.10
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Stone Cliff loop with Logan this morning. It was a brisk 44 F when we started and down to 42 F when we finished. By far the coolest temps so far for the season. I had to pull out the ear band and gloves. Nothing special this morning with a 7:16 avg for the run. 

Launch 2 Miles: 12.60
From Holt on Tue, Oct 26, 2010 at 13:10:48 from

What is that title supposed to mean? I think I may take offense - or not, whatever!

From Superfly on Tue, Oct 26, 2010 at 15:51:48 from

IDK... Last Friday night when Logan and I were texting back and forth about the run for Saturday morning I just said that back to him. "I would call David". Then at that moment I thought it would be a stellar title.

It's kind of glorifying how easy it is to get in touch with you:)

From Holt on Tue, Oct 26, 2010 at 16:02:07 from

I wonder where you guys got this idea for killer workouts on Saturday mornings?

From Superfly on Tue, Oct 26, 2010 at 16:06:17 from

Speaking of Saturday. You around? Planning on 20 with some tempo... not sure about time or place.

From Holt on Thu, Oct 28, 2010 at 09:37:33 from

Yes, let me know. 20 may kill me, but I'm all in.

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B-hills loop. Chilly again this morning. I guess it's time to finally let fall come in and in that case I'm looking forward to Thanksgiving and Christmas food. Mmm!

P.M. B-hills loop. Ran in some new shoes. I ordered 2 new pair of Asics Pulse. The last pair I had got over 800 miles on them... not too bad outside the Sasha standard. I wish every run could be in a new pair of shoes.  

Defyance 3 Miles: 8.10
From Adam RW on Thu, Oct 28, 2010 at 08:44:18 from

Turkey or Ham?

From Superfly on Thu, Oct 28, 2010 at 12:24:45 from

Both of course.

From Adam RW on Thu, Oct 28, 2010 at 12:39:05 from

Now I've never had it but it seems right up your alley.


From Superfly on Thu, Oct 28, 2010 at 12:51:19 from

All I can say is WOW! I've never heard of it and then I Googled it... Wow! It looks amazing.

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DC/ River Road loop. Very chilly this morning. 37 at my house and 34 at the Little Valley Weather Station. Burrrrrito! Actually once I was out running it wasn't bad at all and by the end of the run I was ready to be done with the gloves and ear band. 

DC/ River Road loop again. Had to hit the same porta potty that I hit this morning. So doubles with that too. Felt pretty trashed coming back up River Road. 

Ghost Miles: 10.00
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DC/ River Road loop again. I just didn't want to think about it so I ran this loop out of repetition today. When I woke this morning I felt like junk but 4 miles into the run I was feeling pretty good about the day. Running weather is just priceless right now. This morning was a little warmer than the last couple days... 45 F when I got out. 

6.7 miles this evening around the middle B-hills loop. Temps and conditions were amazing. I had just got done golfing 9 holes with my Uncle and Father-in-law where I played pretty good. Then did a quick run before dinner. Had fun just being outside.

Launch 2 Miles: 10.00Defyance 3 Miles: 6.70
From Holt on Fri, Oct 29, 2010 at 13:11:52 from

Plan tomorrow?

From Superfly on Fri, Oct 29, 2010 at 14:27:25 from

I haven't talked to Logan. When and where do you want to go?

From Holt on Fri, Oct 29, 2010 at 15:24:27 from

If you guys want 20 I don't care. We could from my house and out by the lake - that is a solid 18.5 miler. But whatever you guys want. Something out Logan's way might be nice also.

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Did a fairly taxing out and back run with Dave and Logan from Logan's house out through Keyenta and up the Gunlock road. On the way out we just chit chatted but still kept things moving hitting the turn around in 1:17:40. There are a lot of hills and rollers in both directions but going out is by far slower.

At the turn we naturally increased the pace but didn't really get going until around 14.5 miles into the run. From then on it was a solid push. I worked the uphill sections at around 6:30 pace then pushed the downhill out at sub 5:30 pace. I hit over a 12 min negative split coming in at 1:05:08 for the return flight- a 6:30 avg. 

Really good workout at the end of a long week. Legs wanted to give up Friday morning but I was happy to see I could work through it and put together a solid run. Now I'm getting another head cold!

Used Blk Launch Miles: 20.00
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6.5 miles around the middle B-hills loop. I was pretty sick with a head cold all weekend and felt sickish this morning. Probably shouldn't have ran but did. Then still felt like crap the rest of the day. Actually during the run is when I felt the best all day long. 

Launch 2 Miles: 6.50
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Middle B-hills loop then extended back around the Knolls and park. Still feeling kind of groggy but overall better today. Legs felt pretty fresh too. Chugged along at a 7 min avg while spitting up lots of junk... the joys of being sick and getting over a sickness. 

10 miles tonight around the DC/ River Road loop. It is just amazing outside this time of year and should be a crime not to run. I just enjoyed the run... to run. Not to "train" for any race but to just feel the nice air and go. Actually doing so the legs turned over very well and hit around a 6:40 pace for the run. 

Defyance 3 Miles: 10.00Pulse Red Miles: 9.00
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Stone Cliff/ DC loop with Logan this morning in 1:30:12. Things felt pretty sluggish the entire run and without a watch I'd have guessed we were just poking along. But looking back through our times we ran it faster this week than we did last week and finished with a 7:12 avg where as last week was 7:16. We both enjoyed a solid political conversation this morning. Politics Rule! NOT. 

A little run around the Little Valley Loop. It was so nice out this afternoon...79 F here at my house. Not bad for the 3rd of November. 

TypeA Miles: 4.30Pulse Neon Green Miles: 12.60
From Bill on Wed, Nov 03, 2010 at 14:08:30 from

nice pic! you look like the leader of the zombie's in I am legend!!!

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Regular b-hills loop. Felt flat, sore and trashed. Need to freshen up if I'm going to do a hard tempo/ mock race workout this weekend. Beautiful morning again. 

Same B-hills loop again. I left the house with no idea where or how far I was going to run. Then just ran and without really thinking just took this loop. Felt a little better than the morning run but my legs are feeling some general fatigue. 

Ghost Miles: 8.10Used Blk Launch Miles: 8.10
From Logan Fielding on Thu, Nov 04, 2010 at 19:58:23 from

I am game for running the 1st part of the course on Saturday. Let me know meeting time and location. I am thinking 6:00 or 6:30 at the church.

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Inner B-hills loop in revers. I feel about one mile away from injury... everything just kind of aches. I'll relax the rest of the day, use the stick, foam roller and stretch out good. Hopefully I'll be ready to run a good workout in the morning. 

Defyance 2 Miles: 5.60
From Dustin on Fri, Nov 05, 2010 at 13:14:15 from

You running any races tomorrow or just doing a workout?

From Superfly on Fri, Nov 05, 2010 at 23:24:43 from

We're just doing a tempo up on the first part of the STG marathon course. Meeting at 6 a.m at the church if you wanna join.

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Did a Big workout this morning with Logan. We ran the first half of the STG marathon course. We both drove up and dropped his car off at the half then drove mine up to 3 miles out from the start. Then did a 3 mile warm up to the start before turning back around to hit the tempo. 

Ran the half in 1:14:57... overall goal was to break 1:15. So I guess it was a decent outcome. But there were some cons to the run. I didn't bring a garmin so the entire run I was kind of in no mans land about how things were going. I did have Logan's Timex but it's not like seeing your pace and knowing where you are exactly. Then I ate pizza and hot wings last night at 8 p.m from Papa John's... not the wisest choice. This gave me minor tummy issues. It felt pretty warm for November. Logan and I both dropped all gloves, hats and most other clothing when we passed my car. Then the only other thing is I wasn't like totally tapered for the run having hit high mileage last week and semi high this week and as of after the warm up I felt pretty warn down. Actually didn't like the idea of running 13 more miles at slow pace let a lone tempo.

But the Pros were that both Logan and I finished the entire distance and pushed out a great workout. I want to do this workout several more times next spring and summer to help me get more mentally tough about running the first half of STG. It's actually really hard. Veyo gets harder for me every time I try to run it hard. Happy with the workout and Logan had me by over a min... as always.

After we watched some of the Snow Canyon half marathon. Fun to see all the bloggers out racing. Now I kind of wish I'd have just ran that race. Looked kind of fun.

2 mile cool down by Logans truck.

New Speedstar Miles: 18.10
From Bill on Sat, Nov 06, 2010 at 18:55:45 from

I tip my hat off to you! great work out!

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Calves have been extra sore from Saturdays run. Not sure why? They weren't sore at all after STG and I did more miles at tempo... and pace was faster durning the tempo. Nonetheless they are sore. I could hardly walk yesterday. So this morning I just ran 4 EZ miles on the treadmill. They felt ok and I was able to get though the run. So I'll let them age like wine and try another short run this evening. 

No run this evening. Left achilles or lower calf is either very sore or possibly injured in some way.  

Pulse Neon Green Miles: 4.00
From scotthughes on Mon, Nov 08, 2010 at 12:26:21 from

I thought I was the only one with sore legs. Man that race beat my IT, quads and calves. It felt better running at 9:00 pace this morning than walking.

From AmberG on Mon, Nov 08, 2010 at 13:02:11 from

Nice work-out Saturday, that sounds awesome, you know you pushed hard if you are that sore. Great! What are you training for?

From Superfly on Mon, Nov 08, 2010 at 13:34:53 from

Thanks Amber. I'll most likely jump into one of the Mesquite races: half or full. Then after that I'll spend the winter trying to improve my half marathon speed and try to run a few through the winter and spring. Then the next marathon will be UV... as of now. I change my mind every single day:)

Scott- your right most of the time it's easier to run than it is to walk when your sore. Blessing or curse?

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Most likely no running today. Injury??? Not sure yet but my lower left calf or achilles is way too sore to run on. Ugh! I told my wife at the end of last week I was one mile away from injury. I kind of was feeling beat up but now there seems to be a lot more truth to it than I meant. 

Busy with yard and house and some F1 projects so hopefully by staying active I won't drop tons of fitness. However this might be the sign to not run Mesquite after all. 

From Kory on Wed, Nov 10, 2010 at 13:39:32 from

Clyde, this is the way I felt before my truck accident when my Performis hip muscle was bothering me. I didn't let it rest and it sidelined me. I was like you and felt I was a few miles or runs from an injury, but I didn't stop. The day when I got hit by a truck I almost didn't run because the hip was ok but a little sore. I wish I would have listened to my other mind ,and I wouldn't have got hit.

You made a good decision.

From Superfly on Wed, Nov 10, 2010 at 18:21:01 from

Thanks Kory. I believe your right.

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No run today. The calf is still sore. I can't decide if it's a knot or a tare. 

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The calf felt a little better walking around the house with the last few days off. So I tried a run on the treadmill. Within a half mile the pain in the lower calf hurt again. I just kept the pace steady and the pain was runnable for EZ pace. This doesn't give me much hope about springing right back into things. Maybe it's a good time to start my winter down time. 

Pulse Red Miles: 4.40
From Clay on Thu, Nov 11, 2010 at 17:54:06 from

Clyde have you tried seeing a PT for the Calf? I've been dealing with the same thing for a couple of weeks now, I can't seem to get it to heal up. But the PT has helped me out a lot, you might want to give it a try.

From Superfly on Fri, Nov 12, 2010 at 19:45:43 from

Thx Clay. I haven't had time to really think too much about it. If things don't heal up in the next week then I'll have to get serious about getting better. But for now I'm just too busy with non running crap:)

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Day off

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After a rough week of hard yard work and not running because of  a sore calf I was ready to try it again. Ran from my house up into town to pick up the truck where Mik'L left it to catch the shuttle. I pushed Myler in the jogger and it was just a beautiful afternoon. I felt good going into the run about the calf and it held up never bothering me. I'm sure if the run were longer or faster issues could have risen but I was just happy to get this run in. Maybe I'll get something going again next week?

Baby Jogger Miles: 5.40Defyance 2 Miles: 5.40
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Finally got out for a run. I killed a massive project in the yard today and it about killed me. But I came out a live and headed out. The run felt good... as good as can be expected after not really running for a week. The calf really didn't hurt at all so that was nice. The legs just kind of felt flat. Kind of like a super Monday. 

Defyance 2 Miles: 8.10
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DC Loop. It was a beautiful afternoon almost 70 degrees and I was able to enjoy a run. Legs felt kind of sluggish. I kept the pace brisk. No watch but the entire run was a lot harder than EZ. Saying that the legs never felt it and nothing came smooth. I should have just relaxed and strolled along but didn't want to keep the babysitter waiting. Overall not bad... I guess it will take a week or two to get the legs back, and that's ok. 

Ghost Miles: 10.00
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Pushed Myler around the inner B-hills loop. I'm just not that into running right now. 

Baby Jogger Miles: 5.60Pulse Red Miles: 5.60
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Didn't get a chance to run... Mik'L is out of town and I just wasn't bothered to push the kid.

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Came down to Vegas with my wife for the weekend. Went down to the fitness center and hit the treadmill. At first it sucked  but once I got rolling this turned out to be one of the best runs I've had in a few weeks. Which was good because I was about ready to walk away from the sport...

Pulse Red Miles: 9.20
From Logan Fielding on Fri, Nov 19, 2010 at 20:44:34 from

When you get back home give me a call and I can come give you a hug and discuss running. Enjoy the weekend and then we should really plan something fun for Thanksgiving if you are in town. We have Wednesday-Friday off of school.

From Dustin on Fri, Nov 19, 2010 at 21:14:42 from

I can't see you walking away from the sport for too long. Hope things are going good. I've been bummed with the PF pain. I can't seem to get it to stop hurting.

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Did a parking lot run. Mapped a little figure 8 type loop out in the parking lot next to I-15. Got into a smooth groove and clipped off 9 miles at 6:36 avg. Seemed really nice. So what can I say... some really junky runs early in the week and then some great ones late. The only downside was early in the run I ate it- HARD. I stepped on a flat metal covering and it collapsed. Sending me face planting into the parking lot. Both hands got some good cuts and then some road rash on the arms and legs. I laid there for about 5 min's wondering if I was dead and then just got up and got the run going again. It's my first biff in a long time. If I wereWildBull I'd do it once a week:)

Pulse Red Miles: 9.10
From neumannator on Sat, Nov 20, 2010 at 17:34:47 from

Scary fall. I have always tried to avoid placing my foot on any type of lid or cover ever since as a teenager I almost broke my leg when a lid gave way. Happy running.

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5 wonderful miles on the treadmill. I'm heavy and slightly out of shape after a few weeks of low mileage and a big weekend of room service and eating out in Vegas. Most likely this week wont be any better with Thanksgiving coming up. But hence is the season.

Ghost Miles: 5.00
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B-hills loop this morning. It was below 30 and pretty frosty everywhere. I'm really not ready for winter. Don't have much ambition to run when it's cold... especially in the early morning. 

Launch 2 Miles: 8.10
From Clay on Tue, Nov 23, 2010 at 16:20:47 from

Time to get ya some running tights Clyde! 30 degrees is tolerable up here, infact its down right balmy!:)

Have a Happyy Thanksgiving for you and your family.

From Kory on Tue, Nov 23, 2010 at 16:30:25 from

Think of the food you will eat on Thanksgiving and that will give you ambition.

Clyde what's your favorite thanksgiving food? Lets start a thread on this?

Mine's stuffing, ham, yams, and pecan pie.

Clyde, I think your a gifted athlete and have a lot to be thankful for. God Bless you and your family and Happy Thanksgiving.

I wish I would have got to know you better the times that we've ran in relays and races.

From Superfly on Tue, Nov 23, 2010 at 18:13:44 from

Clay- I wore my tights this morning along with gloves, hat, under armor shirt another shirt, and wool socks. Burrrrrrito is what I say. Have a great weekend as well.

Kory- I'm planning on lots of food... in fact my favorite is... ALL. I love every single thing other than the cranberry crap people put on the turkey. Other than that I just keep eating until it's gone.

Have a great Thanksgiving!

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DC loop. It rained last night but made it so it wasn't as cold as yesterday morning. However once I got to the bridge by the DC there was ice... I ate it big time. The second time in less than a week. I came down the hill and onto the bridge but it was totally ice and my first foot step sent me flying. Feet were now as high as my head once was and then I hit the ground like a 1,000 lb brick... hard. I just laid there and whimpered for a spell and then finally made it back home. 

the run was slow.  

Pulse Neon Green Miles: 10.00
From Kory on Wed, Nov 24, 2010 at 23:53:54 from

I hope your okay and the body isn't too sore. Just eat it off tomorrow. Happy Thanksgiving Clyde.

From Superfly on Sun, Nov 28, 2010 at 09:08:46 from

Thanks Kory. Hope you had a great Thanksgiving too. Enjoy whats left of the weekend.

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4 miles on Thanksgiving morning. I hit my uncles treadmill up in Torrey. He had a fire burning in the wood stove downstairs where the treadmill was and it was an inferno. I was hot and ready to be done a mile into it. 4 was all I could handle. 

Had  a good Thanksgiving up in Torrey with my family and Mik'L's Mom, Dad, and Grandma Cleo came up too. 

TypeA Miles: 4.00
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I had planned to get in at least 10 today. But Mik'L and I took on some major house projects and just didn't have time to run. 

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Good club run today from Dave's house. I just about didn't show and I would have been mad if I didn't. It was the first time in a long time that most of the guys were there. Bill, Dustin, Dave, Steven, Logan, James and I. Hopefully I didn't forget someone. Anyways a smooth loop down around Summit and the fields. Actually ran it faster than planned as Steven's horses were ready to rock on the way back. No watch but most likely under a 7 min avg... 25 degrees when we started. 

Pulse Neon Green Miles: 14.00
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Ran on the treadmill. I'm not crossing over into winter very good and struggle to want to run in the cold. Hope to get a full 6 days of running in this week as I've slacked off pretty hard the last month. 

6.2 miles tonight around the StoneCliff 10k. It's almost right on from my house out by the fields, down past StoneCliff and then back up River Road. Did the run at 7:09 pace or around 44:20. This morning I ran the same distance on the treadmill at an equal effort in 47:30. That's why I hate the treadmill!

Defyance 2 Miles: 6.20Pulse Neon Green Miles: 6.20
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10k on the treadmill this morning. It seems like pulling teeth to stay on that thing for over 30 min's. But with temps in the 20's or even TEENS I'm staying in 4 sure. Hoping my palm trees make it through this winter as it's already colder than it was all last year. 

Ghost Miles: 6.20
From Paul on Tue, Nov 30, 2010 at 11:45:41 from

I'd kill to have temps in the twenty's or teens. Zero degrees this morning in Logan.

From Kory on Tue, Nov 30, 2010 at 13:42:55 from

20 degrees is a heat wave compared to Pocatello. :-) I hope the weather gets better for you.

From Holt on Wed, Dec 01, 2010 at 10:04:16 from

I'm sick of all you northerners talking about the cold - we know it's colder up there! That's why we are not stupid and live down here!

(Just don't use this same logic on me in the summer!)

-don't freeze everyone-

From Superfly on Wed, Dec 01, 2010 at 12:20:56 from

I know, I know I shouldn't complain about the cold... but look at it this way if it warms up here then it should warm up there too. It's all relative I guess. Plus this is more like my journal so I basically have to talk about weather, pain, and weather everyday:)

From Kory on Wed, Dec 01, 2010 at 13:21:39 from

Clyde, you have a right to complain your extreme drop in temperature would be like us complaining when it drops 20 degrees to 0 degrees. Your climate is warmer and any major drop in temperature your going too feel it. I can't imagine how it feels from going from extreme hot to cold all of a sudden.

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Hit the treadmill up for a 10k and then a .2 cool down. A little faster today than the last two as I finished up in 45 min's. Not too bad for treadmill standards. I wonder if I could even break 3 hours in a marathon on the treadmill. If someone gives me like 10k in cash I'll try it. Any takers? 

10 miles this afternoon with Myler. Basically 9.7 mile warm up and a .3 mile cool down. We ran out and back into B-hills. He was a sleep by mile 4 and dropped the sippy cup so it was a good thing we turned around. Picked it up on the way back. Actually a pretty nice day out I'd take it the rest of the winter.  High of 54F. 

Baby Jogger Miles: 10.00Launch 2 Miles: 10.00Defyance 3 Miles: 6.40
From Rob on Thu, Dec 02, 2010 at 14:33:11 from

I'm not real good with metric conversions. Is 10k cash like 6.2 dollars?

Sure, I'm in.

From Superfly on Thu, Dec 02, 2010 at 22:34:04 from

LOL... not worth 6 bucks. But good conversion:)

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Treadmill while watching Sports Center. I'm sick of hearing about LeBron's return to Cleveland. Hopefully the fans there are just crazy tonight to make it live up to the hype.

9.25 miles tonight with Dave and Steven. Looped the river bottom basically. Up tempo type run as we finished with a 6:38 avg. Steve wanted to do 5 min's of tempo so there was some 5:30 stuff in there for a while but it didn't feel that smooth. The rest of the run was pretty pleasant.

Defyance 2 Miles: 4.10Pulse Red Miles: 9.25
From Kory on Thu, Dec 02, 2010 at 13:16:00 from

Agree about Lebron. Especially, all the predictions. Where I've heard some Sports Analysts say he's going to stink it up and go 7 for 28 from the field. While others say he's going to have a stellar performance. Just play the game and SHUT UP! Nice run.

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B-hills loop. Got out a little later and there was some cloud cover so temps were pretty nice (38f). Legs were a little sluggish but overall the body felt pretty good. 

Pulse Neon Green Miles: 8.10
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Nice Saturday longish run with the club. They came to my house and we did a quick loop around my "mile" course then we ran up around the new airport and down around Stone Cliff to finish up River Road. Temps were nice and mild and mid way through the run it actually felt great out and was a perfect morning for a run. Pace was just chill. 

Used Blk Launch Miles: 14.20
From Steve Hooper on Sat, Dec 04, 2010 at 17:47:50 from

Hey Clyde, I wanted to thank you again for the tour.

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B-hills loop. It was misty out this morning from the rain last night. Temps were mild. There was kind of a foggy spookiness on the wet streets. I would have thought I was running on the English country side again but the road wasn't lined with a hedgerow. Felt a little fat and heavy but other than that the legs seemed to flow pretty good. 

10 miles this afternoon. I didn't plan on getting in this many miles today but... 1. the weather was amazing (63 f in December), 2. My wife came home a little early from the office, 3. My mind was soup from a day of hearing Myler whine because he's a little sick. So I just needed to get out of the house and run... and it felt so good both mentally and physically. The legs seemed to roll and nothing really hurt. These days that's few and far between it seems. Looped around the DC and just beat the sunset home. 

Defyance 2 Miles: 8.10Pulse Red Miles: 10.00
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B-hills loop. It was kind of fun running out in the fog. If I thought yesterday morning was like running in England today was way more authentic. My legs were kind of slow going. I could feel yesterday afternoons push in them. I just tried to keep the form straight and square. 

Defyance 3 Miles: 8.10
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B-hills loop in revers. A little cooler this morning. It was easy to get out and I felt pretty good... until the RIGHT hammy started to hurt??? Pretty sore when I got home. Hopefully just  a knot that can be rubbed out. If it isn't one thing it's 20. 

Pulse Neon Green Miles: 8.10
From scotthughes on Wed, Dec 08, 2010 at 16:51:00 from

I hear ya Clyde. Just as my body is feeling like it is a 'running body', my neuromas are getting the best of me. The ol body has been making adjustments for 2 1/2 years to where I should be in a good position to continue to improve and the feet are stopping me. Just plain sucks!!!

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8.1 miles around the B-hills loop this morning. Hammy was a little better than the day before. 

9.5 miles tonight with the club. We did the same loop as last week which ended up being 9.3 but I  did little before the start some alone and some with Logan and Aaron. Good run tonight with the guys. 

Ghost Miles: 9.50Used Blk Launch Miles: 8.10
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B-hills loop. Slow going this morning. Kind of chilly and kind of sore = a slow run. Good to be done for the day and start enjoying the weekend with family coming and a club party. Looking forward to both. 

Defyance 2 Miles: 8.10
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Ran the new STG half marathon course (formally known as Painters). The course follows much of the river trail but has some meaty stuff. We ran  a little more aggressive than I was planning hitting an overall solid run. After we finished the 13.1 we did a little cool down. Good run... I'm not in very good shape. 

Pulse Red Miles: 14.70
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No run today. Took a unplanned trip up to Torrey... then on to Lake Powell to fish. Perfect day at the lake. Between two of us we caught 33 fish at Hite on Monday. By the time I got home I had nothing for a run. 

From Holt on Wed, Dec 15, 2010 at 10:03:01 from

There is still a lake at Hite?!

From Superfly on Thu, Dec 16, 2010 at 12:52:30 from

The lake has come up a bunch the last two years making it possible to launch the boat. But before that you couldn't get a boat in. However even though it's up it's still way down from what it was 10 years ago.

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Went ice fishing at Blind Lake this morning. It was a lot of work to get there and and eventful morning once there. Caught a few fish. Finally this evening I ran the Teasdale loop. Every time I run up here it kicks my butt and today was no different. Tough loop- real tough!

Defyance 3 Miles: 10.50
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Another Teasdale loop while I was in Torrey. The wind just rocked my world. I wanted to die for at least the first 3 or so miles until I turned behind the hill in Teasdale. Then again once I got to the river below Torrey. Just BRUTAL. 

Did the DC loop once I got home from the trip. Kind of felt sluggish and my tummy was really unsettled for at least the first half. But the last few miles felt pretty good. Today was kind of a make-up day for missing Monday.

Launch 2 Miles: 10.00Defyance 2 Miles: 10.70
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Did a longish run tonight out in the dark and rain. I decided to run over to running club at the DC and then do that run then run back home. Logan was the only one who showed and we basically did the river corridor run but only the 5 mile one. We also ran up to the corner twice while waiting to see if anyone else showed.

7:11 avg for the run

Pulse Neon Green Miles: 15.25
From Holt on Fri, Dec 17, 2010 at 10:09:25 from

Sorry I missed. I figured Steven would tell you I wasn't coming, but obviously he didn't show up!

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Slow lap around the DC loop. Barley made it to the 8 mile mark before an hour (59:20). Everything was kind of hurting and sore. I've pushed it pretty hard after missing Monday. Hope to relax the rest of today so I can finish off the week tomorrow. 

Pulse Red Miles: 10.10
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3 mile warm up

7.75 mile tempo

4.7 mile cool down

Met at my house early (winter standards). Good group out this morning. We warmed up over to the usual spot in the fields and then started the tempo. It was very soggy, rainy, and humid this morning but not too cold. In fact Steve thought it was warm enough to run without a shirt... questionable in December before the sun comes up? Anyways the tempo went ok. Nothing stellar but respectable hitting 7.75 miles at a 5:49 avg. Plus my garmin went haywire with about 3 miles to go so I had no idea where I was and could have pushed those miles a little more. Logan killed the run and must have hit around a 5:25 avg. Glad to finish off a decent week and ready to be inside in this rainy weather.

Ghost Miles: 15.40
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4 miles on the TM this morning. Temps are actually warm (50F). But it's raining and I didn't feel like getting wet. Maybe this afternoon or evening. Not sure what to expect from this week and running. I guess I'll just try and keep my head above water with all the craziness of the season. 

6 miles on the TM again tonight. I still didn't want to go out in the rain. Again temps are pretty warm but we're getting a biblical amount of rain... and there's at least two more days of it. 

Used Blk Launch Miles: 4.00
From Holt on Tue, Dec 21, 2010 at 12:53:51 from

BIBLICAL! - so true!

From Superfly on Tue, Dec 21, 2010 at 15:42:40 from

Yeah this is nuts!

From jtshad on Tue, Dec 21, 2010 at 15:49:12 from

Heavier rain than that we saw after the marathon?

From Superfly on Tue, Dec 21, 2010 at 16:10:37 from

Jeff it's been raining for 4 straight days...

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TM again. The rain pounded all night and I was sure by morning it would be done... Nope. Still coming down strong. I spent yesterday and today delivering Christmas gifts to our clients and board members. So I was out and about and saw the river. It's massive! Happy trails to the trail down by the river. There's a good portion under water now. Hope the St. George half can still go that way.

Finally got outside for a run this week. Ran over to the freeway and then took the trail above the river back into B-hills. The sight was AMAZING! That is right where the Santa Clara River and the Virgin River meet. It looked like an ocean. I'm not kidding it was massive. A sight I'll never forget. I run those trails all the time and have seen the river from every angle... this was crazy. Anyways the legs felt pretty good and I was glad to have gotten out.

TypeA Miles: 5.30Ghost Miles: 9.20
From Tom on Tue, Dec 21, 2010 at 16:35:28 from

Yeah what is the deal with all rain down there? Hope it ends soon and the damage is minimal. We were hoping to see some sun when we come down for the week next week.

From Holt on Tue, Dec 21, 2010 at 21:01:32 from

Yeah, last time (2005) that section of the trail was taken down the river and not repaired for 2 years.

From Superfly on Thu, Dec 23, 2010 at 13:30:52 from

Yeah not sure what the deal was with all this rain. But as of today (Thursday) it looks to be drying up.

As for the trail... yeah it could take a while to get fixed.

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Same run as last night. Over to the freeway and then on the trail above the river. The river has dropped about half of what it was last night. Looks like most the fun is over. Legs felt slower today but glad to get another run in outdoors and it was dry the entire run. But looks like more rain the rest of the day. 

Pulse Red Miles: 9.20
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Ran a similar loop as the last couple days. Out around the Little Valley schools, then through B-hills and out to the freeway and looping back into B-hills then finishing at the house. Did the first lap in 1:10 and just tried to keep it loose and smooth. Finished it up and stopped at the house to take a Gu and switch shoes. Then started the second lap. Decided to try and hit this 10 miles under 6 min pace. Did it just barely hitting a 59:25. For a total of a 2:09:52 for the 20 miles and a even 6:30 avg. Then a short .2 mile cool down. I should have gone longer on the cool down but I was toast and Mik'L was waiting to go to work. 

Anyway pretty happy with this mid winter workout. It was on a "hilly" course with never even a half mile straight of flat. Glad to get in a good grinder/ long run during a pretty busy week. I feel like I can at least break 1:18 in the up coming half:)

Launch Miles: 10.00Defyance 3 Miles: 10.20
From jtshad on Thu, Dec 23, 2010 at 13:32:11 from

Great workout! 1:18 is no sweat! I am hoping to get around that pace tomorrow on a TM for 10 miles...just to sloppy to do a tempo run outside here.

Glad the weather has cleared up for you down south.

Have a Merry Christmas!

From Holt on Thu, Dec 23, 2010 at 17:32:40 from

I'm guessing that means no club for you tonight?

From Paul on Thu, Dec 23, 2010 at 17:36:19 from

Good run. 20 miles sounds really intimidating to me right now.

From Superfly on Thu, Dec 23, 2010 at 18:05:34 from

Merry Christmas to you too Jeff (also Dave and Paul).

Yeah Dave no club for me tonight.

Paul it sounded really intimidating to me too. That's one of the reasons I did it. I like to keep a steady flow of long runs in my diet so they never feel so intimidating. But it's been a while and I was scared going into it. In the end it's not too much more painful than 15.

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Basically the same loop as I've been running all week. I'm drawn over to look at the river like a moth to a light bulb. The river is high (more than double it's regular size) but not even a fourth of what it was the other day when the flood waters maxed out. I took it EZ around the loop this morning and tried to just let the legs warm up and work out any soreness from yesterday. There wasn't much so I guess that's my Christmas gift. 

Pulse Neon Green Miles: 10.20
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Regular old B-hills loop. My legs and body were trashed. I played flag football yesterday and everything hurts. Plus I had a massive breakfast of eggs, bacon, oj and the like. It really wasn't settled yet so had some tummy issues. But it was a beautiful day. Merry Christmas to all. 

Used Blk Launch Miles: 8.10
From Jon on Sat, Dec 25, 2010 at 20:16:47 from

Merry Christmas, Clyde.

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DC loop. It was the first time I've ran it since all the flooding. I was wondering if I could make it all the way around without getting re-directed. I made it but had to jump a few "closed trail" signs. Legs were extra heavy and I think there was some poor circulation because my feet felt really swollen. Anyways about 7 miles into it I started to loosen up. 

Pulse Red Miles: 10.10
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B-hills loop. Kind of chilly out but still wore shorts. Nice and EZ just enjoying the morning. Everything is kind of tight and I need a good session with the stick. 

Did another lap around the B-hills run tonight. Legs felt pretty dang good. There's a cool breeze in the air and it looks like old man winter aint done yet. 

Defyance 3 Miles: 8.10Ghost Miles: 8.10
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B-hills out and back this morning. Nothing special- just getting in a run. It was raining so I got soaked. Glad I got it in though. 

4.1 miles tonight on the treadmill. Watched the start of the second half of the Texas Bowl. Had a hard time running because I smashed my thumb today. The finger nail is black and blue. It was throbbing so bad and running just sped up the throbs. Tried to at least hold it above my head sometimes. 

Defyance 2 Miles: 8.00
From Holt on Thu, Dec 30, 2010 at 14:21:44 from

I hate it when a thumb injury throws off the ol' run!

From Superfly on Thu, Dec 30, 2010 at 16:02:46 from

No joke!

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EZ treadmill run while watching the end of the Army vs SMU bowl game. Poor kicker couldn't get it done for SMU to finish off the game. 

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20 mile run with Logan this morning. It was cold... sub 20F in STG is cold around here. We got going at 7 a.m just before the sun came up. We ran the same loop I did last week on my 20 miler. So it's 2 laps out to the freeway and around. Hit the first one in 1:11 and the second in 1:06. Not as fast as I ran it last week but we still beat the 7 min guy. My hamstrings were both pretty tight and the coldness just intensified the effect. Anyways nice to finish off 2010 with a solid long run. 

Launch 2 Miles: 10.00Pulse Neon Green Miles: 10.00
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Pulse Miles: 525.70Glycerin Miles: 65.65Defyance Miles: 248.00New Orange Landreth Miles: 309.90TypeA Miles: 117.90Launch Miles: 391.34Baby Jogger Miles: 159.60New Landreth Miles: 34.20Defyance 2 Miles: 411.00Speedstar Miles: 35.20Defyance 3 Miles: 423.05Ghost Miles: 300.10Launch 2 Miles: 275.95New Speedstar Miles: 34.10Used Blk Launch Miles: 62.50Pulse Red Miles: 100.65Pulse Neon Green Miles: 98.45
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