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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
Green Pegasus Miles: 284.95Cumulus Blu 2 Miles: 6.00Asics TRI Miles: 67.40Blue Launch Miles: 7.10Ghost Yellow Miles: 56.00Red Cumulus Miles: 231.35DS Trainer Miles: 240.30Neon Launch Miles: 225.40Pegasus Miles: 71.50Other Bike Miles: 594.07Kinvara2 Miles: 81.00Cycleops Miles: 127.00Lunerglide Miles: 270.70Blue Pegasus Miles: 505.81BlueKinvara Miles: 201.60NoosTri Miles: 258.07Baby Jogger Miles: 60.55Innov Miles: 50.50Ride Miles: 186.45NavPeg Miles: 126.50Kinvara Miles: 4.40Green K5's Miles: 63.00
Total Distance

New Years day run with the Circle and James. Met at Logans house at 6:30 a.m with a chilly 26F. Did Logan's favorite "riding dirty" loop run all over the world and then some. Went to bed last night feeling pretty crappy. Woke up about 2 a.m and felt like I got ran over by a garbage truck... 97 or so times. But for some reason I just didn't want to skip the run today so I left the alarm set. Woke about an hour early to take some cold meds. Never tried that pre run before.

Anyways the run was ok. No one wanted to go hard anyways. So that helped with the pace EZ all day. About mile 16 Dave said he wanted to start the new year off right and then his shirt came off... a mile or so later Logan pulled his... and I'm a sucker for peer preasure so mine came off too with James to follow. We got some good looks from passing cars on a Jan 1st morning running shirtless back to Logans house. Being sick I'm sure it was stupid.... but I can't do much of anything right as of late so- When in Rome. Isn't that what they say?

Green Pegasus Miles: 20.10
From Matt Schreiber on Wed, Jan 01, 2014 at 20:45:29 from

I didn't see anything about what the temp was.. ?

Hopefully it was cold enough to shock whatever bug you've got out of your system.

From Superfly on Thu, Jan 02, 2014 at 10:31:21 from

Well it was around 26 F when we started before the sun came up. But by the time the shirts came off it was late in the run and out in the sun... could have been 34F or so.:)

I don't know if it shocked it or helped it grow.

From RileyCook on Thu, Jan 02, 2014 at 11:12:57 from

Shirts off at 30 degrees, you guys are like crazy football fans (well at least you're moving to stay warm; they just sit and freeze).

Nice run to start your year, now go to bed and kick that illness!

From Superfly on Fri, Jan 03, 2014 at 10:02:14 from

Thanks Riley. Dave is a crazy man when it comes to shirts off.

Total Distance

6 miles on the treadmill this morning. Today was the sickest I've felt. When I first got out of bed I decided that I'd just not run at all. But then after about 15 min's I thought a good sweat out indoors might help move the crap out of my system. Felt super yuck almost the entire run. Weight was 151 lbs before and 148 lbs after the 6 miles. So 3 lbs of sweat out and now I can add back 3 lbs of Nyquil.

P.M. 8 miles tonight. Middle B-hills loop extended through the Secret St and into LV. Felt good enough to go run... but pretty much like sh*& while running. Kept the pace honest but it felt like work for the first 3 miles. There was no way I'd have been able to do mile's tonight. Sick of being sick and feeling depressed. Maybe someone could just run me over tomorrow morning. Make it look like an accident:).

Cumulus Blu 2 Miles: 6.00Asics TRI Miles: 8.00
Total Distance

Just a funky morning. Woke like I wanted to feel good and start the day off better than some before. Headed out running but my hip hurt like CRAZY and the head cold is still there so I was pretty dizzy. So after only 1.2 out I just decided to turn around and come home. Got home and couldn't call totally off so I jumped on the treadmill after doing a few hip routine stuff. 4 miles on the machine actually felt pretty good. Hip was runnable and again it just felt good to sweat.

Did you know that a Phoenix obtains new life by arising from the ashes of it's predecessor?

P.M. 7 miles around the middle B-hills loop and Secret st finish. 6:37 avg. Hip hurts but I can't stop now.

Blue Launch Miles: 4.00Ghost Yellow Miles: 2.40Red Cumulus Miles: 7.00
Total Distance

DC run with the Circle and Stephen. We planned on running the STG half course but after only .5 into the run we'd already taken a different path... Steve's driving:(.  So the half route got all jacked up and we just ran the meat and potatos of it. Then extended back down into Bloomington for that loop and back. Felt pretty flat most of the run. Just been a battle all week with everything. But around mile 16 I was starting to feel antzy and just wanted the run to be done. So worked into a 6:14 on that mile. Then 5:25, 5:30, 5:25 to finish off the last three miles to 20. Did a short .6 cool down around the parking lot. Felt good to hurt myself on the closing miles. Needed that push. Might be kind of getting over the head cold sickness.

DS Trainer Miles: 20.60
Total Distance

Ice loop right around daybreak. It was colder at 23F. Sleep was pathetic last night. Almost just went out for a run at 1 a.m. But then later in the early hours of the morning I did finally doze off. Woke up today and decided I needed to try and take control of the situation a little better. On some ends there's nothing I can do but on others maybe I can try and shift gears or something. Anything might help at this point. First thing was to try and have a better week running. Last week seemed labored almost everytime I got out and I basically hated even running... not even sure why. Because in the last two months that's been one of the only things that's kept me from checking into a mental hospital. 

Anyways this week I'm going to try really hard to be more positive. Hopefullly run better. No hip issues and just pound out some miles.

Sorry if your reading my blog and thinking "this guy is a freak". But this blog has been the only real journal I've ever kept. So I'm sure things sound jacked up on the outside and that I may be fishing for comments or something. But that's not the case. I apologies for anyone whos been turned off. It's just my blog... my journal. And eventually I'll be able to come back to it and read through things... hopefully by then I'll laugh at things. I've always been somewhat of a happy, positive person and in the last 6 months I've started to be really sad... maybe some kind of depression... I'm not sure. My issue. Not yours.

P.M. Middle B-hills extended through the Secret St. Had a little better day overall. Sun was out and was able to run in shorts and a T. That's worth a half smile maybe even like .84 or so of a smile.

Neon Launch Miles: 7.00Green Pegasus Miles: 10.70
From Clay on Mon, Jan 06, 2014 at 19:50:05 from

I love your blog Clyde! Don't ever change:)

From Superfly on Tue, Jan 07, 2014 at 09:12:00 from

Thanks Clay. Your a loyal patron:).

Total Distance

Big boys tempo workout. Summer tempo loop modified. Circle of Trust with James. We took the warm up out about .8 longer so it ended up being 4.3 or so total. Then brought the full 8 miles of tempo all the way to River Road. Low of 25F. Started running at 5:00 a.m.

My mission today was simple: Make it to the bridge. The last two weeks I've had to stop early with stomach issues and then just gave up on the rest of the workout. Today I needed/ wanted this workout. Tried to treat it as much like a race as possible. Ate smart yesterday. Got to bed early. Tried to relax. Got up early enough to take care of all my business and just be in position to run as well as possible come tempo time.

Well the warm up went by fast like always and we were soon standing at the new starting line. Under the lights as it should be. Today I wanted the full workout so I decided to really work into the workout and not kill myself off early.

Ended with a 5:33 avg for the 8 miles or 44:25 total time.

Splits- 5:40, 5:49, 5:33, 5:34, 5:36, 5:39, 5:27, 5:18

Happy to finally finish off a solid effort and not cave in. Actually didn't have any stomach issues really. Other than some dry heaving durning the last .5 of so. But once I rounded the corner at mile 7 I knew I'd be able to finish. Effort felt very controlled until the last 1.5 or so. Then I did have to dig a little deeper. Kept it smooth at first and that helped at the end.

3.1 always on the run mile on the treadmill. Just a few to loosen up things from this morning. Felt pretty good overall and even let Lady Gaga sing me through the last .4 or so. #dowhatyouwantwithmybody

Blue Launch Miles: 3.10DS Trainer Miles: 14.80
From Steve Hooper on Tue, Jan 07, 2014 at 09:02:13 from

Solid tempo Clyde - way to get it done!

From RileyCook on Tue, Jan 07, 2014 at 09:12:44 from

Very solid tempo Clyde! Looking good...

From Superfly on Tue, Jan 07, 2014 at 09:13:54 from

Thanks boys!

From scotthughes on Tue, Jan 07, 2014 at 10:32:59 from

Nice work Clyde! You big guys push a lot harder than us common folk...LOL

From Superfly on Wed, Jan 08, 2014 at 16:06:14 from

Lol... Thanks Scott. Good job with your running lately. Good luck in prep for Boston.

Total Distance

Reg ol DC loop with Stephen. Felt pretty stiff early on and the hip was kind of buggin. But as the run rolled out I felt strong. Happy to be making some progress. Pace was laxi taxi as we just chit chatted. Good for recovery. 30 F at 5:15 a.m. 147lbs after the run.

56.6 mile bike ride. Headed out just before 10 a.m. It was 36... freezing on a bike. Went over to ride the new parkway ribbon cutting ride with about 50 other cyclists. Not one of Clyde's favorite type of rides... slow, stop and go. Lots of wasting time... But I got through the hard parts and was able to ride pretty aggressive the last 27 miles or so. Felt really good to get out on the Venge. I think we willl work well together. This is only like the 3rd real ride on it. But things seemed to click today.

7 mile run after getting home from the ride. Took in good calories durning the ride so energy wasn't an issue. 6:45 avg for the run. Hip only hurt twice. Once as I leftt the cul de sac and once at about 1.3 miles into the run. Both were sharp pains but only for a second.

146 lbs after the ride and run.

Pegasus Miles: 7.00Other Bike Miles: 56.60Green Pegasus Miles: 10.20
Total Distance

Logan came over to run because he missed yesterday. Nothing fancy today. Just the ol DC loop. Legs were pretty flat and it was a lot like work getting around the loop this morning.

P.M. 8.3 total miles. Is there such a thing as a good failed workout? Ugh. Bad stomach issues tonight. I forgot just how bad eating Subway and doing speedwork mess with my body. My plan was to do three 1.5 mile sets. Warmed up for 3.45 kind of planning and mapping out how it'd boil out. Ended up planning a 1.45 mile speed section on the back side of Little Valley down to River Road. Then a .95 section to run back up to link and complete the loop. This may be too long but we'll see how it goes on future outings. Anyways heres how it went.

1. 7:13:** time for 1.44 distance or a 5:00 avg- hit the mile at 5:00 and kept it even.

2. 7:13:** time for 1.46 distance or a 4:58 avg- hit the mile at 4:56 and ended at the 4:58 avg.

So times are a little fast due to it being a net downhill but not crazy steep. Like a 1% grade for the most part.  A little steeper right at the start for like .15 but then so slight uphill at the end.

After the first one my stomach was rolling and I almost bagged anymore speed. But I jogged basically the mile back up to the top and it felt like I could try one more. It felt pretty good on the second set until about .90 into it. Then things just went crazy. I pushed through and about had a roadside right there in rush hour traffic on River Road at the finish. Had to find a port-a-potty in the construction even though I was only .5 away from home. 

1 mile total cool down.

Asics TRI Miles: 10.20Kinvara2 Miles: 8.30
Total Distance

Middle B-hills loop extended back around Coyote. 27 F out at daybreak. Took it easy and I felt like I'd struggle. But after a few miles the body warmed up and things felt pretty good.

145 lbs

I was brain-dead, locked out, numb, not up to speed

P.M. 6 miles this afternoon on the treadmill. It was sunny and 60 F outside but I was inside on the machine. Felt pretty good though. Blasting the music seems to clear my messed up head. Hip kind of bugged here and there. Hope it will loosen up for tomorrows long run. Last big run before "races" start next week. Hopefully we can stay on the right course tomorrow unlike last week.

Red Cumulus Miles: 8.00Neon Launch Miles: 6.00
Total Distance

Long run with the STG boys. Started at the DC and did an out and back 6 miles before coming back to the DC to join a bigger group... then running the STG half course in prep for next week. Pretty big group I'd say 20+ runners out on a cold (27 F) Jan morning. We were way chill for the most part all morning. After about mile 14 the pace did get slightly faster. I wanted to do a mini tempo of 3 miles on some of the closing miles of the race. So on the race course I tempoed miles 10,11,12 hitting 5:18, 5:22, 5:23 respectively. On the last mile in I started my cool down for 30 seconds or so but then Dave caught back up and wanted to keep rolling to the finish. So I hit the last mile in 5:47 even with the slow start. After that we did basically one more mile up to the corner cool down and back.

Pretty good end to a pretty hard week. Higher mileage with a couple goodish workouts and then Wednesday's big RUN, BIKE, RUN basically used a lot of any fuel in the tank for the rest of the week. Always fun to get out with the white Kenyans of So. Utah. Hope the rest of the days is just as good...

6:50 avg for the run

145lbs after

DS Trainer Miles: 20.10
From RileyCook on Sat, Jan 11, 2014 at 10:32:44 from

Freaking solid week bro with quantity and quality! Well done. I feel bad I'm missing St George Half this coming weekend. Not only did I want to defend my title, but I just love that race down there in Jan. Such a fun one. You guys will have some great competition and it'll be fun to see you all mix it up! The St George crew is looking strong this year.

From Clay on Sat, Jan 11, 2014 at 12:26:29 from

Nice week Clyde! You are in great shape right now.

From Superfly on Sat, Jan 11, 2014 at 12:43:28 from

Thanks guys.

Riley- wish you were coming... but that would be just one more guy who'd thrash me. Ben mentioned the list of guys coming and it looks pretty top heavy....

Total Distance

9.2 miles this morning. Went exploring and had some good ups and downs. Pace was all over the place too. From a 8:20 mile to a 5:37 not trying to push the pace... Slept like a baby last night from 9:20 to 11:30. Then after that I maybe got a combined 40 min's the rest of the night. Finally got up at 4:00 and did laundry for an hour before heading out on the run.

146 lbs after the run

7 mile run tonight. MIddle B-hills extended through the secret st. Temps were great and I wore just a short sleeve and short shorts. Worked up a sweat too but pace was pretty chill 6:45 avg for the run.

Asics TRI Miles: 7.00Red Cumulus Miles: 9.20
Total Distance

4.4 warm up

8 mile tempo

2.1 mile cool down

Tempo Tuesdays. The Circle of Trust + James. It was freezing today. Dave said it was 22 F as he got here... my hands felt it. Hit the warm up nice and chill. Didn't really want to do this workout... or really dip into the tank much before the weekend. But once we got going it felt good and I just went with it.

Total time of 43:56 for the 8 miles of tempo. 5:29 avg

Splits: 5:46, 5:36, 5:19, 5:27, 5:35, 5:25, 5:25, 5:18

Happy with the effort and results. I thought I ran it really good last week... and was almost 30 seconds overall faster today. Hope to rest up and have the legs show this weekend....


4 miles this evening on the treadmill. Just wanted to keep it loose and work up a sweat.

Kinvara2 Miles: 14.50Neon Launch Miles: 4.00
From Steve Hooper on Tue, Jan 14, 2014 at 07:49:51 from

Fantastic Tempo Clyde! 30 Seconds is a solid gain from last week!

From Superfly on Tue, Jan 14, 2014 at 10:02:37 from

Thanks Stephen. Wish you could come with us.

From RileyCook on Tue, Jan 14, 2014 at 17:49:27 from

Very nice and very timely with a race on the horizon. You are ready for a good one on Saturday. Going into it on an up-swing in fitness has to feel good.

From Superfly on Wed, Jan 15, 2014 at 07:36:09 from

Thanks man. Hoping for a good start to the year race wise.

Total Distance

10.2 mile DC loop with LoGain. Pace was laxi taxi and I needed a good ez recovery run. Felt pretty spent this morning. A good sign. I hate going into a race feeling amazing and then feeling flat on race day. I'd much rather feel trashed in the days prior and  have my legs show up for the race.

22.2 mile bike ride this afternoon. Hit the full new airport loop with a little extension in LV at the end. Kept the pace honest if not hard. Felt good to get out and ride in the sun. 61F. The legs feel good but I can tell that I don't have the same biking legs I had last summer. 21.1 mph avg.

4 mile on the treadmill after the ride. Just enough to loosen things up and remind the legs that running is still the goal right now.

Ghost Yellow Miles: 10.20Neon Launch Miles: 4.00Other Bike Miles: 22.20
From Burt on Wed, Jan 15, 2014 at 07:40:08 from

What race are you doing this weekend?

From Jake K on Wed, Jan 15, 2014 at 09:43:07 from

You've had some excellent training and workouts recently Clyde. Go into the weekend confident!

From Superfly on Wed, Jan 15, 2014 at 10:13:53 from

Burt- the STG half.

Thanks Jake. Everyone keeps saying that to me.... Just hard to "go" after no real races for 20 months.

Total Distance

Middle B-hills and Secret St. The moon was amazing this moring as it has been the last few mornings. But today I just was in awe of it almost the whole run. And while running a long looking at the sky I saw the longest lasting falling star of my life. Must have fallen for like 5 seconds. It was awesome to see. The run was slow. No watch but I could tell I was basically crawling. Guess I should try to taper off a little and get ready for Saturday.... But it feels like racing is the farthest thing from my mind right now.

3.5 miles this evening. Ran outside in short sleeve and shorts and was warm. I think the high was 65 F today. Felt pretty trashed. It's been a while since I've felt this exhausted in life.

Red Cumulus Miles: 7.00DS Trainer Miles: 3.50
From Steve Hooper on Thu, Jan 16, 2014 at 21:03:43 from

Did you make a wish? Wish I could have been there to see it too. Sounds like a beautiful morning.

Total Distance

Got to run with Bennny boy this morning. He came over to the house and we ran over to the half course for a tour of the hilly section. Pretty nice morning out at 29 F. Just a good chatty pace. Felt pretty flat again but that's typical of race week. Slept like a prisoner awaiting execution last night.... so I'd like to get some better rest today or tonight. But that's just been really hard in life. Getting in bed is easy. Actually sleeping is a riddle I don't have the answer to right now.

Green Pegasus Miles: 7.30
Race: St. George half marathon (13.1 Miles) 01:10:27, Place overall: 5, Place in age division: 1
Total Distance

5.75 mile warm up

13.1 mile race

3 mile cool down

Met Dave, Ben and a few others at the start for a good warm up. It was 23 F and felt pretty chilly. Dropped down to Man-o-war and back with some other stuff before the race. Got in some good potty stop and was ready about 10 min's to the gun. So that was nice.

Goal for the race was to break 1:13. That was it. I didn't really taper too much as to keep it more of a good workout in prep for PHX full marathon. So I'm happy with the results. Just wanted to run within myself and make it count without giving up when it got hard.

5:23 avg

Splits: 5:18, 5:23, 5:17, 5:22, 5:20, 5:40, 5:30, 5:14, 5:16, 5:24, 5:28, 5:27, 5:22, 5:10 pace for the .1

For the first 4 miles if didn't look at the watch to see the splits. And that turned out to be good. Because I would have gone mental and started to stress about going out too fast. But I just kept it smooth, and ran with Dave and a couple of his boys who were doing a tempo workout for the first 5 with us. That kind of stressed me out and I finally told them to get away from us. Sorry guys... nothing personal.

As we started the climbs in B-hills everyone slowed on the hills and between grabing a drink and Gu, gagging the gu down and the uphill my 6th mile split was really slow. And that did stress me out. I thought it is too early to be slowing down that bad. But then on the 7th mile up the last big hill the split was pretty good at a 5:30 and I relaxed again. From the top of the last big climb to the finish I tried to push out everything I had left in the tank. Right around mile 8 Steve S. came blazing by me and I was now in 5th. I tried the rest of the race to work back up to him and 4th pace (nelson i think). But I just couldn't close the gap. Didn't have the wheels on the last two miles. My hip never had any pain. That was good. But about mile 7 it did get really tight and that moved into the hammy on the left side too. That little hitch just wouldn't allow any faster turnover. But then again I'm happy with how the race turned out. Stomach was pretty solid and in a half that's great for me.

The sun end up coming out and by mile 6 or so I had taken off the hat, gloves and arm warmers. And by the end of the race it turned out to be a really nice day... just really chilly at the start. At the end we got to watch Myler run a half mile race and that was fun to see.

Kinvara2 Miles: 13.10DS Trainer Miles: 8.75
From Fritz on Sat, Jan 18, 2014 at 13:12:25 from

Great race Clyde! 90 seconds off your goal time is huge. You should have a great race at Phoenix. PR!?!

From Holt on Sat, Jan 18, 2014 at 13:13:51 from

Way to go man!

From Superfly on Sat, Jan 18, 2014 at 15:22:55 from

Thanks guys.

Fritz- I hope PHX is good. Maybe not a PR but I'd sure like to break 2:30.

From By-run on Sat, Jan 18, 2014 at 15:25:01 from

Sorry Clyde, I had it in my mind to stay out on the side of the course and stay out of your guy's way on our tempo but it must have just skipped my mind winding through the neigborhood. Wonderfull time though! Good work!

From Superfly on Sat, Jan 18, 2014 at 15:28:54 from

Your good man. It just kept throwing me off thinking you were other guys in the race.

From Jon on Sat, Jan 18, 2014 at 15:44:01 from

I tapered 1:10? Wow, good job.

From Burt on Sat, Jan 18, 2014 at 15:56:53 from

Nice job. I was rooting for you. See you in Phoenix. Well, Mesa.

From Matt Poulsen on Sat, Jan 18, 2014 at 19:26:35 from

Great race!

From Superfly on Sat, Jan 18, 2014 at 19:47:59 from

Thank You!

From Dustin on Sat, Jan 18, 2014 at 19:58:05 from

Great Job Clyde! Glad you were able to have a good race.

From Steve on Sat, Jan 18, 2014 at 21:14:06 from

Wow, sweet run. You are killing it this spring.

From Steve Hooper on Sat, Jan 18, 2014 at 21:37:27 from

Way to go Clyde! Solid race. It's so good to see you running well without that hip/hami giving you problems. It's going to be a good year!

From Superfly on Sun, Jan 19, 2014 at 11:02:26 from

Thanks boys. Wish all three of you would have been in the race.

From RileyCook on Sun, Jan 19, 2014 at 11:51:52 from

Very nice race Clyde! Impressive start to your comeback year. I think you are in for a great 2014!

From scottkeate on Sun, Jan 19, 2014 at 12:45:55 from

Great race, Clyde! Curious to know what you could have done had you reversed your warm-up and cool-down distances. Although, with PHX as your goal the longer warm-up made you experience running on tired legs earlier. Hat's off to a great race and beating your goal by 90 seconds.

From Christie on Sun, Jan 19, 2014 at 13:06:06 from

Woot!! Running strong

From Brandon Dase on Mon, Jan 20, 2014 at 06:03:01 from

Congratulations on a fantastic race Clyde!

From Superfly on Mon, Jan 20, 2014 at 09:30:28 from

Thanks again for the nice words!

Scott- most likely if I flipped the warm up and cool down I'd run slower... seems I can't get going until I'm good and warm. We missed ya down here.

From Jake K on Mon, Jan 20, 2014 at 15:28:35 from

Nice job man. One of your fastest 1/2s ever, right? Solid on its own, especially good for being a little race rusty!

From Superfly on Mon, Jan 20, 2014 at 20:19:07 from

Thanks Jake. Yeah not my half PR but on course equivalent most likely my best half ever:). Pretty happy to be where I'm at in January.

From Paul on Tue, Jan 21, 2014 at 07:33:06 from

Congrats! Non-aided PR, right? Not bad for an old man...

From Matt Schreiber on Tue, Jan 21, 2014 at 08:19:05 from

Great race man! Great starting point for the year.

From Superfly on Tue, Jan 21, 2014 at 09:45:58 from

Thanks Matt and Paul. Paul your right on both. Non-aided PR. and old dude:).

From jtshad on Tue, Jan 21, 2014 at 15:11:54 from

Great race!

Total Distance

Ice loop early. It feels like the moon has been big for a month. And this morning it seemed to stay up high later in the morning than even last week. The run was ok at best. I felt super flat. No watch but I know it was slow. Seemed to take forever to finally get home. But it was good to get out and work the junk out of my stomach. No real soreness... just lack of pep.

P.M. 5.6 miles this afternoon. Felt pretty wore out and the hammy/ hip were both tight. Could of, should of, would have... maybe skipped this one. Oh well. Just took it slow and started to loosen up at the end. Went to massage envy this evening where a 60 year old lady had her way with me:). It wasn't even close to as effective as a trip to April. But we've had 3 gift cards that needed to be used up. It was a lot less painful than April though.

Asics TRI Miles: 5.60Red Cumulus Miles: 10.70
Total Distance

DC loop. Slept like crap again. When I finally got up out of bed at 6 a.m I felt horrible. Took like 20 min's to just get dressed and out the door. Really didn't want to run... at all. Hammy and hip are both still tight. But I pushed it out on the road. And after about 1.7 miles or so I started to feel much better. Ended up really enjoying the morning out. So never read a book or a day by it's cover.

6 miles this evening on the treadmill. For some reason it just seemed nicer to stay indoors and sweat it out. Even though I could have ran outside in shorts and a T. ??? Hip and hammy are starting to feel better- that's the other thing the treadmill was easier on them too.

Ghost Yellow Miles: 10.20Neon Launch Miles: 6.00
Total Distance

DC loop with Logan. The temp at my house said 30 F but both of us were cold. Nothing real cool to talk abou today. Legs, hips and body are all starting to feel recovered from the race. Still might hold off on a workout of any kind until Saturday... unless I feel SUPA on Thursday afternoon.

80 min's on the trainer after the run. Good to get a spin in. It's all the ride I'll get today but was happy to do it. 20 mph avg.

P.M. 10.2 miles around the ol DC loop again. Same direction as this morning. I know I'm plain. Felt pretty wasted at mile 4 but by mile 9, 10 the legs were turning over pretty good and I felt better... maybe even festive in my short shorts and tee.

144 lbs at the end of the day and super hungry.


Cycleops Miles: 27.00DS Trainer Miles: 10.20Green Pegasus Miles: 10.20
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DC loop again. I did run it in reverse today so it's baisically a totally new loop:). Slept great until about 2 a.m then I was up the rest of the night. Sucks because I'm wasted and just want/need the sleep. When I finally got out of bed I had zero motivation or energy to run. But I got dressed and headed out. Started slow and felt better as I went. Hope to snap out of this "trashed" phase before the weekend's long run.

143 lbs after the run. The lowest I've been since HS. Either I'm getting into some really good shape or I'm killing myself off slow and steady.

P.M. 6 miles tonight on the treadmill. Couldn't get outside and do any type of workout. And to be honest I really wasn't in the mood. Hip and hammy are still pretty sore. So I kept it uptempo on the machine and hit a couple 5:40's in the middle. Which on the treadmill to me feels like 4:40 pace. Got a good sweat in before lifting my 5 lb weights. Getting buff:)

Red Cumulus Miles: 10.20Neon Launch Miles: 6.00
From notoldjustolder on Thu, Jan 23, 2014 at 11:13:52 from

Probably both. You ARE in great shape and you ARE killing yourself slowly, just like the rest of us, at least on the killing part. You have been hitting it pretty hard and consistent lately. Nice race on Saturday.

From jtshad on Thu, Jan 23, 2014 at 13:02:05 from

Hope you can figure out the sleep issue soon. Hang in there, you have been putting in some great running but be sure to listen to your body.

From Steve on Fri, Jan 24, 2014 at 08:57:05 from

That's the kind of weight I need to get to. I'm running 160s right now. The more I run the heavier I get. That might be the Mt Dew and Twinkies though...

From Superfly on Fri, Jan 24, 2014 at 09:10:19 from

Ryan- Thanks man.

Jeff- I hear ya. it's hard to listen sometimes though.

Steve- you got me on diet dew now...

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Middle B-hills with the Secret St and an LV finish. Legs are finally feeling like theres some life in them. But the hip was kind of too painful to say it was great. Hammy felt better though. 27 F.  I'm not sure why but I'm excited to do the long run tomorrow and be done this week.

P.M. 6 miles tonight. Inner B-hills and Secret St. Hip hurt like crazy tonight. It has hurt pretty good just throughout the day. But was killer on the run. I kept thinking it would loosen up but it did not. Kind of took the air out of my sail. Came back and spent some good time with the hip workouts and foam roller.

DS Trainer Miles: 8.00
From Holt on Fri, Jan 24, 2014 at 16:07:11 from

re tomorrow:

I'm headed to the doc in a couple minutes, so I'm guessing that I'll just rest up this weekend no matter what he says and be ready for next week. Wish I would be there.

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11 mile warm up

10 mile tempo

1.25 mile cool down

Met Logan at the DC to do my Marathon Training Loop or MTL. We kept the pace pretty chill on the warm up. Temps seemed to warm up a little quicker today and by mile 8 at my house we dropped some layers. Started the tempo wanting to just hit some progressive splits at just  under tinman pace. I've felt crazy dead all week and yesterdays bad hip left me feeling kind of unsure about anything today. But the hip felt good on the warm up (with the heat patch).

First 2 miles were 5:48, 5:42 and the last two miles were 5:25, 5:25. Those are the only splits I remember. Avg for the 10 miles was 5:34. After looking up the avg I accidently deleted the run and other splits. Oops. But this ended up being a very solid workout on some worked legs and system. Glad to have Logan there to hit a solid workout. He helped pull me through the middle miles and had he not been there I'd maybe have bagged it at mile 5. Last time I did this loop and workout I hit a 5:41 avg a few weeks ago.

From Logan Fielding on Sat, Jan 25, 2014 at 11:11:51 from

Nice work today. Looked very strong. 2014 or bust!

From Superfly on Sat, Jan 25, 2014 at 12:32:52 from

thx bra

From Steve Shepherd on Mon, Jan 27, 2014 at 10:02:20 from

Super solid week!

From Superfly on Mon, Jan 27, 2014 at 10:13:08 from

Thanks man!

From Matt Poulsen on Mon, Jan 27, 2014 at 19:02:47 from

Nice run! Looking great!!

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Took my big dog Ears out to the Navajo trail. I didn't plan on doing any real running. Just wanted to get outside this afternoon and get some sun... and give the dog an outing. But we hit the trails and she was a gamer to do some slow running. So thats what we did. By the end her tounge was hanging on the ground... she's not in running shape. But she loved it and told me so with some big wet licks to clean my forehead from sweat.

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Ice loop out early. It was freezing... felt that way anyways at 25 F. This loop seems to take forever and I'd say it was 15 miles if the gps didn't clock 10.7. Just feels soo much longer than that. Ran some junk out of the system and got the week going but it didn't really feel good. Hip actually was kind of buggin and I had to stop at mile 6 and work some issues out.

P.M. 7 miles tonight. Had Cafe Rio at lunch... it sat really bad for this run. Gagged a couple times and just wish I could have chucked it up. It would have felt better had it come out. Hip hurt at first then loosened up.

Green Pegasus Miles: 7.00Lunerglide Miles: 10.70
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Tuesday morning Tempo.

4.4 mile warm up

8 mile tempo

2.1 cool down

Ran the normal loop with the Circle of Trust and James. It was freezing. Temps said 28F but my hands were ice the whole time... even still. Hip was super tight on the warm up. I slept horrible and just had a super uneasy feeling... But we warmed up- hit a potty stop and I decided in my heart to really hammer down today. In weeks past I've kind of tried to take it super easy at first and then hammer at the end. Today I wanted to start faster and see what happened at the end.

Finished in 43:10 for a new PR on the course. 5:24 avg

Splits: 5:35, 5:16, 5:15, 5:29, 5:33, 5:20, 5:27, 5:15

I worked pretty hard today. I don't think I could have worked any harder. Mad the 7th mile got lower. I really remember mentally not paying attention and that's why I slowed down. The only way I could run this course any faster is if it wasn't pitch black in darkness. I don't think I could ever give a harder effort. I just needed to unleash some built up stress. So the run was good for that. Hip was tight the whole time and it moved into that left hammy. But I don't think either slowed me down much in this 8 mile tempo... however had I been in a full marathon it'd take it's toll. So I've got to find a way to fix those issues.

144lbs after

P.M 5.5 miles on the treadmill this afternoon. Felt good to shake out the mornings run and get the junk out of my stomach.

Neon Launch Miles: 5.50DS Trainer Miles: 14.50
From RileyCook on Tue, Jan 28, 2014 at 08:36:42 from

Very nice run Clyde. You're looking stronger and more fit all the time.

From jtshad on Tue, Jan 28, 2014 at 08:37:26 from

Impressive tempo run, especially in the cold and with the hip. Hope you can get it figured out soon.

From Jake K on Tue, Jan 28, 2014 at 09:50:59 from

You are rolling Clyde. I hope you can get some hip relief so you can run this marathon w/out movement restrictions and just see where your fitness allows you to go.

From Superfly on Tue, Jan 28, 2014 at 10:50:25 from

Thanks boys. The funny thing about my hip is it's on and off. Some days it doesn't bother at all. And when I really want to dull it out I wear a big heat patch on it. When I do I really never feel the pain. But I save that for long runs or races.

From Holt on Tue, Jan 28, 2014 at 12:31:05 from

How the crap did you go 5:16 in the 2nd mile?!

From Superfly on Tue, Jan 28, 2014 at 12:59:41 from

I dunno? Just looked back through the splits and that's what the fox says?:)

From Logan Fielding on Tue, Jan 28, 2014 at 17:52:02 from


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10.2 mile Reg ol DC loop. Didn't know if anyone would show. They didn't. So it was just a solo loop in the darkness of the moring. Saw some deer by the restrooms at the DC. Had to "go" bad but the doors were all locked. What's the use of a restroom if the doors are always locked. FML. Pushed on up the trail like a pioneer  until I found a porta potty at a construction site. But then even after the stop I still had some stomach issues. Glad today was just EZ and recovery. Hoping to get on the Venge later today:).

40.6 mile bike ride. 20.7 mph avg. Out around the airport into Washington fields back down the river trail and then on to Sunriver. Around the southern parkway and a small tour of LV. Kept it uptempo most the ride. Not sure how my legs will handle any hard miles tomorrow after this. It felt windy here and there and I was working way too hard for the speed I was going. I know one thing and that's my legs are not in the riding shape they were in last summer.

6.5 mile run right off the bike. Headed out and the legs felt sloppy and slow. Hit the first mile in 7:01. I thought it would be like 9:00. Hit the next few at 6:20 and finished the run at a 6:32 avg. Not too bad considering the work on the bike. Think I'm ready for some food...

Red Cumulus Miles: 6.50Other Bike Miles: 40.60Blue Pegasus Miles: 10.20
From RileyCook on Thu, Jan 30, 2014 at 08:10:16 from

That's a huge day. You've become an absolute endurance machine! PHX is going to be scary fast for you.

From Superfly on Thu, Jan 30, 2014 at 09:37:49 from

Thanks Riley! I'm just hoping at PHX to finish before you've gone back to the hotel and showered.

From RileyCook on Thu, Jan 30, 2014 at 09:40:44 from

Haha, with my not-exactly-stellar track record in the marathon I'd say you're going to be just as much of a threat as I will be! I certainly am not counting you out!

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8.2 miles this morning. Middle B-hills with some extras in there. Woke just feeling WASTED. Legs were like pulsing with fatigue. Layed there in bed for over an hour before finally getting up and dressing for a run. Really was wasted and most the run was hard. Thinking about calling off the mile repeats this afternoon... unless I just snap out of it and feel amazing.

142.5 lbs after the run. New post HS low. I'm sure it was because of yesterdays big day... but nonetheless I'm not going to try and loose anymore weight.

8.1 miles tonight with Steve, Aaron, and Eric from DSC around the river loop and back. I had planned on doing mile repeats but I just felt trashed all day. And this little voice just kept saying... maybe it's not a good idea. Glad I listened. The run tonight felt pretty hard and we only hit a 6:50 avg. Hope some rest and a EZ day tomorrow will help get me ready for the long run on Saturday.

Asics TRI Miles: 8.10Lunerglide Miles: 8.20
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7 miles on the treadmill. It was raining all night and didn't stop this morning. I just didn't want to go out and get soaked. Plus i'm kind of liking the treadmill for some crazy reason. Kept the pace laxi taxi for some nice smooth sailing. Good recovery run. Feeling much better than either run yesterday.

Heard this song this morning. Funny that the first time I heard this song Chad had posted it on here back in like 2007. "Road runner road runner."

5 more miles on the treadmill tonight. Felt pretty good.

Neon Launch Miles: 12.00
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11 mile warm up

10 mile tempo

1 mile cool down

Big workout this morning with the Circle of trust and Stephen. Met at the DC for my MTL run out around the fields. Hit the warm up pretty chill and it was around a 7:10 avg. Goals for the tempo were to just put it in gear and see how it went. Got out a little faster than prior weeks but wasn't able to bring the last two miles down as fast to finish. Still ended with a 5:26 avg for the 10 mile tempo. Basically the same route as weeks before but with a minor change because the trail is being worked on around mile 6. So todays route is just a little slower due to turns getting on the trail system. Last weeks avg for the 10 miles was 5:34. So some pretty good progress. Happy about the run and mileage this week.


5:33, 5:24, 5:16, 5:30, 5:30, 5:27, 5:32, 5:23, 5:28, 5:28

Actually a pretty even effort. The 5:16 has a little down hill. Other miles like 2,4,5, have some good rollers with the rest pretty flattish. At least for STG.

Blue Pegasus Miles: 22.00
From Steve Hooper on Sat, Feb 01, 2014 at 14:11:34 from

Solid Day Clyde! Lean mean machine! Way to get that pace ave. down.

From Superfly on Sat, Feb 01, 2014 at 14:54:18 from

Thank you big daddy. Your a machine too... just in other places:).

From Jake K on Sat, Feb 01, 2014 at 15:29:58 from

Real nice stretch of these tempo runs over the last month. You're gonna be very well prepared for Phoenix.

From RileyCook on Sat, Feb 01, 2014 at 18:11:30 from

Very nice tempo, very nice mileage, and you are ready for a great marathon!

From Superfly on Sun, Feb 02, 2014 at 09:22:03 from

Thanks guys. I'm hoping to bring this Clyde to PHX and let him run. Hopefully I can find a way to not screw another race up.

From Matt Poulsen on Sun, Feb 02, 2014 at 10:21:52 from

Very nice week! You are looking very strong and fit!!

From Superfly on Mon, Feb 03, 2014 at 13:50:04 from

Thanks Matt!

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Regular DC loop. Hip was so jacked today. It just wouldn't loosen up doing the hip routine. Wouldn't pop back in like normal. So I knew today would be hard. If it wouldn't have hurt the rest of the run would have been pretty good. Hoping that through the day it'll loosen up and pop back in or whatever it does.

7.5 miles on the treadmill tonight. Hip was rough for about 3.7 miles but it finished feeling doable... not good though. Spent a half hour after doing the hip routine and trying to work it out. Could be an interesting tempo in the morning. Or none at all.

Neon Launch Miles: 7.50Lunerglide Miles: 10.20
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Tempo Tuesday.

I knew after yesterdays bad hip that today was going to be hard... I didn't think it would end up being this bad. Just felt like TRASH the entire morning. From warm up to cool down it was bad. Not only did the hip hurt but my heart rate was super high. Just regular effort took twice the amount of output. I guess they can't all be good... hoping this is just the ups and downs of training and not a glimps of things to come.

8 mile tempo kind of went like this. Hit 5 miles at a 5:34 avg then I just had to stop. Hip was killing me. Walked it out a little then started running again. Hit the next mile at 6:16, then 5:45 and the hip kind of loosened up so on the 8th mile I was able to hit a 5:25. But it felt like a 5:05 effort. Ugh. Guess I got through it... even though it was a bummer. Just mentally stressed out too. Need this hip to pop back and it just will not release. Maybe a visit to April is in order.

2.8 miles tonight on the treadmill. Had planned on staying on to hit 5.1 and square off my day at 20. But the hip hurt. And at 2.4 I felt a really sharp pain that about put me on the floor. I slowed down for .4 more but just decided to get off and see what happens tomorrow. Hammy is crazy tight too. I think they are related issues.

Neon Launch Miles: 2.80DS Trainer Miles: 14.90
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DC loop with a little extra. Got stood up by Logan Hooper for the second week in a row. (that's a joke on both ends boys). So it was just me and the road/ trail. Hip felt a lot better than the last two days but still hurts more than it should. The hammy felt great though. Spent most of the evening last night working both out with the hip routine, foam roller and sitting on the edge of the counter and using a softball to roll deep into it. Anyways it must have helped a little. But overall I just feel pretty flat with no pop. Quads and calves are carring fatigue over day after day where as a few weeks ago I had no recovery and felt freash and ready to hit it again daily. I think there is some neural fatigue going on:). If you can remember that then it showes your blog age...

20 miles on the spin trainer in 61 min's. Just a fairly ez spin out mostly for recovery to try and loosen everything up in the legs. Never really tried to push that hard.

20 more miles on the trainer. 60 min's. Basically the same effort as this morning. Not too hard.

4.2 miles right off the treadmill. 15 seconds in transition. A PR for me. bike shoes off. running shoes on. GO. Felt pretty good in the hip and hammy throughout the run. One really sharp pain about mile 3.7. I'll work them both over tonight agian like last night. Sometimes I stress myself out. Today was one of those days.

Red Cumulus Miles: 10.80Neon Launch Miles: 4.20Cycleops Miles: 40.00
From jtshad on Wed, Feb 05, 2014 at 09:35:28 from

"Shows your blog age"...another reminder of me being old! ;)

Hope the hip and hammy continue to improve.

From RileyCook on Wed, Feb 05, 2014 at 09:38:30 from

Glad the hammy felt better today. Gotta stay healthy because you're very fit. Be smart and take the recovery when/if your body tells you it needs it.

From Holt on Wed, Feb 05, 2014 at 10:44:08 from

Just get out and go anaerobic for a step or two and things will get feeling better!

Ahh... the good ol' days.

From Superfly on Wed, Feb 05, 2014 at 16:13:25 from

Thanks Jeff and Riley.

Dave that one was the most classic ever. One step anaerobic to cross a cattle guard. not a jump. anaerobic all out. for one step.

From fiddy on Wed, Feb 05, 2014 at 16:54:49 from

Sometimes allie and I throw down 1 meter tempo runs. I do remember neural fatigue...

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Speed workout. This one I've been wanting and setting up in my mind for a while. My MAIN goal today was the final 2 mile set. My old PR from the DC up to River Road was 10:16. That was at least 2 years ago- pre injury. I wanted and need it to go down today.

3 mile warm up. 3x1 mile with about a mile in between then a 2 mile set and about 2 miles cool down.

Mile 1: 4:49- Started this out on the back side of LV. Has some net downhill. It was in the darkness and I really had no idea what pace i was going.

one mile jog

Mile 2: 4:54- Through B-hills. Flat then a small downhill then a uphill. So a pretty honest mile. Again I didn't really know how fast I was going. Just tried to be honest for the workout.

.6 jog up to the next set

Mile 3: 5:11- This mile has some good rollers and I didn't attack it like the first two. I really wanted to have something for the final 2 mile. So with the hills this mile was pretty good.

one mile jog over to the DC. While on this recovery jog I started a mantra in my head. "I need this today. Do it". I kept repeating it over and over. And by the time I crossed the river I was saying it out loud and letting out a few war cries. Today was the day.... Lets do this.

2 mile- 4:54, 5:19 (10:13 total). It wasn't very even splits. But again it was still dark and I didn't look at the gps once. This whole section is a net uphill with the final .1 or so up a steep ramp as you get to River Road. I was PUMPED after I caught my breath and was able to look back through the splits. A 3 second PR. I'll take it. Since it's my first attempt at a record in 2 years or so. And it's not like I'm doing it on fresh legs.

Pretty happy how the morning went. got some good turnover and some confidence back after my failed workout on Tuesday. I was up early and got the heat patch on the hip. That with the stuff I did last night on the hip and hammy seemed to help me run pretty "free" this morning. Glad this is in the bank. Needed it.

3.3 miles on the treadmill. Just EZ to loosen up the damage done this morning. Things felt pretty good. Other than right little toe has a new blister that really hurts.

Kinvara2 Miles: 12.70Neon Launch Miles: 3.30
From jtshad on Thu, Feb 06, 2014 at 08:32:18 from

Wow, great workout and strong run.

From Jake K on Thu, Feb 06, 2014 at 09:48:56 from

Nice job Clyde... great finish, and its not like you slacked off on the 3 x mile either.

From Superfly on Thu, Feb 06, 2014 at 10:24:23 from

Thank you both. I hate doing speed. So it's good to do it and be happy about the results.

From RileyCook on Thu, Feb 06, 2014 at 10:42:01 from

Very nice! Keep it up!

From Matt Poulsen on Fri, Feb 07, 2014 at 09:41:50 from

Great workout, Clyde!

From Superfly on Fri, Feb 07, 2014 at 11:24:19 from

Thanks guys!

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Hip was relly hurting this morning. What freaking gives with this thing? Anyways I just wasn't in the mood to run. Kind of a bummer morning. Stayed on the treadmill and pushed through 5 slow miles. None of which felt very good.

5.6 miles around the inner B-hills loop this afternoon. Hip hurt. FML

Neon Launch Miles: 5.00Lunerglide Miles: 5.60
Total Distance

25 Mile Big workout Long run

12.5 mile warm up

9.95 mile tempo

2.55 mile cool down

12.5 mile warm up. Uphill the entire way. Only wanted to be 12 miles up but the car lied and we ended up .5 too much. It felt like it too. 12+ miles of uphill starts to wear a brotha down. By the time we crested the summit my legs were heavy and I just wanted Dave and Logan to bring the car up and get me.

The bad news of the morning is I forgot my watch and or GPS. I don't think I've ever done that before. Bummer. Because today was off the hook. My plan was to hit the 10 miles back down at an agressive effort but not overdue it. The no gps thing sucked because I had no idea how fast or slow I was going.... until the end. I felt fluid all tempo until about the last mile. Then the lack of downhill training caught up to me and my quads had about had enough. I could tell the legs were getting a little heavy. So I finished and started counting. I counted at a nice even 1,2,3... and got to 252 when Logan came by. He said he was at around 52:30is. So I'm guessing that I was roughly 4 min's ahead of him. Which puts me right at or just under 5:00 pace for the tempo. It is some very good downhill running. But it's also after 12.5 mile of UPHILL.  I honestly cant stand the fact that I can't read back through those splits!!!!! Buggin overtime! Anyways it ended up being a special moring with the Circle of Trust as everyone ran well. Jogged the cool down very easy and called it a day. #youguysareclowns

From jtshad on Mon, Feb 10, 2014 at 08:31:24 from

Killer workout! You are going to rock Phoenix!

From Superfly on Mon, Feb 10, 2014 at 17:35:49 from

Thanks Jeff!

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55 mile bike ride. Was going to get on the trainer today inside and ride for like an hour or so. 20 miles to loosen up the legs. But as the day rolled on and temps got up to around 67 F I couldn't stand it anymore. So I went outside for a ride. I didn't plan on going this far but I couldn't get enough of how nice it felt. Actually got a little farmers tan line on my arms. Kept the pace super ez and think I only hit like a 17.8 mph avg. So effort wasn't hard at all. I'm not sure if this was a good, bad or neutral choice as to help the legs recover. But it was a fun ride.

Other Bike Miles: 55.00
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.6 on the treadmilll while I tried to wake up. Then 6 miles around the inner b-hills loop extened through the secret st. Legs are JACKED up. Like marathon trashed. Oops. I did not want to do that on Saturday. Did not want a big recovery phase. I've only got three weeks until PHX and I might have to spend one of them in recovery mode.... stupid, stupid, stupid. On the flat my legs are super sore and hurt, on uphill they hurt but I can kind of stride it out. On any downhill grade... Fugetaboutit. Usually when I'm sore like this I can run a few miles and kind of loosen up. But today that didn't happen.

8 miles on the treadmill this afternoon. It was 67 F outside but I had kids home and had to hit the machine up. Quads were killer for like 4 miles. Just painful to even run. But by the closing miles things seemed to loosen up just a little. Enough to take the edge off at least.

Neon Launch Miles: 14.60
From notoldjustolder on Mon, Feb 10, 2014 at 10:25:18 from

You have really been "killin it" lately, especially on Saturday. Be careful, you don't want to do your best running on a training run. Save some for your race. Good luck.

From Superfly on Mon, Feb 10, 2014 at 17:35:17 from

Thanks Ryan. Yeah I've done that too many times before... hoping I again didn't make that same mistake. Sometimes you never learn...

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DC loop at daybreak. Quads are still crazy sore and any downhill is trouble. But the legs were more runnable than yesterday. Pace was EZ and it seemed to take forever just to make it around the loop.

7 miles tonight. Quads were painful. Feel like crap.

Red Cumulus Miles: 7.00Blue Pegasus Miles: 10.20
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DC loop with Logan and Stephen. Blah morning. Legs are still effed up. Like hurting. I'm just trying to keep the mileage up enough to not go into a premature taper. Really actually feel like crap overall. Kind of sick the last few days. No sleep. And quads that are epiclly thrashed. FML.

10.2 miles tonight. DC loop again. Legs felt crusty out of the box but as the run progressed I started to feel better than all week. Still way too much pain for the liking but maybe coming out of the run induced coma.

DS Trainer Miles: 10.20Lunerglide Miles: 10.20
From Jake K on Wed, Feb 12, 2014 at 10:02:46 from

That was a killer run you did... although I know you are paying the price a little now. If you get the quad soreness to subside, the PHX course shouldn't bring it back. The only downhill parts are so early in the race so you won't be hammering anyways. Even if you don't get any fast running in this week, you'll be alright if you throw in a couple token efforts next week. The marathon is about accumulation over the long haul, and you've had a couple really good months.

From Superfly on Wed, Feb 12, 2014 at 13:54:59 from

Thanks man your words are soothing:). I've found too many ways to skrew a race up before I've even got there...bad track record in that area. But I do feel like I'm due and training has been very solid. So I'll just try to relax about it and like you said get a couple good ones in next week.

From fiddy on Thu, Feb 13, 2014 at 13:06:29 from

If 37 miles in 2 days doesn't cure quad soreness, then pretty much nothing will.

From Superfly on Fri, Feb 14, 2014 at 10:41:57 from

LOL... Fiddy. I know. Sometimes it seems you can just run the soreness out... but this time it's lingering longer.

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DC loop again. Didn't want to even run today. Feel like crap and have been pretty stressed/negative. Decided to just go out and maybe do like 4. Ended up just staying out and thinking. Quads are still lame. IDK... just ready for this crappy week to be over.

10.2 this afternoon. DC loop again. Just grinding it out. One mile, one run, one day at a time.

Pegasus Miles: 10.20Green Pegasus Miles: 10.20
From Steve on Fri, Feb 14, 2014 at 00:11:40 from

Can't even say how many of those days I've had. Some days the run saves your soul, some days you just get it done.

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4 miles on the treadmill. Feel so burned out and sickish. It makes the normal pains and aches seem way worse. 1.5 more days and this week is over.

4.1 miles around the inner b-hills loop without going around the schools. Just another blah run. Ate lunch too late and about barfed up the chicken fried steak and mashed taters with gravy. Anything else...

Neon Launch Miles: 4.00Lunerglide Miles: 4.10
From SpencerSimpson on Fri, Feb 14, 2014 at 14:52:17 from

Clyde, you have put in some strong wo's and good runs the past months. your training is there. push through these next few days. this sickness is the real deal. surprised how many guys/gals have pushed through this. hay is in the barn for PHX. Enjoy the ride and make it happen superfly. you are good...

From Superfly on Fri, Feb 14, 2014 at 19:56:47 from

Thanks man! Really appreciate it. I'm inside the "head game" zone. So just trying to fight off the zombie crap.:)

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Big MTL this morning with the Circle of Trust. I kind of felt that rather than doing a 11 mile warm up then trying to hammer the last 10 that... maybe today we'd just put it in "uptempo" gear from the start and keep it there all day. The guys were good enough to agree and accept my terms. So that's what we did. Right out of the car kept it honest all day without going into the tank and trying to hammer anything. Ended the run at a 6:25 avg for the 21 miles. At mile 17 or so I kind of started getting antzy and thought about hammering it in... Hit a 5:40, then a 5:45 and both felt way too hard. So I slowed back down and rejoined the guys. Pushed it a little more on the last mile in chasing Logan and hit one more 5:45 but other than that pace was pretty even.
Legs were still super tight. Quads and calves both have some serious knots that I'll have April work out later today. But overall I did feel better than I have all week. Really looking forward to resting and having April work out my issues. Hoping to get some mojo back next week.

Blue Pegasus Miles: 21.00
From RileyCook on Sat, Feb 15, 2014 at 11:00:14 from

Pretty dang good week and volume for dealing with quad soreness all week! Nice work...hello PHX!

From Logan Fielding on Sat, Feb 15, 2014 at 13:41:07 from

Good work big guy! No worries. You will do fantastic at Phoenix.

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DC loop. Had a bad weekend of eating. Just couldn't stop with the food. Belly was full of junk. So it was a 4 star morning. Kept the pace uptempo as to try and clear out any junk. Quads and calves seemd better but really flat... like no pop at all and some deep soreness. Tempo tomorrow might be interesting. 6:36 avg for the run.

7 miles this evening. Temps were almost hot at 73F. Got some new compression shorts at the STGRC and they seemed to help the quads while running. Hoping to have somewhat of a positive tempo in the morning.... but I'm not holding my breath about it.

DS Trainer Miles: 10.20Green Pegasus Miles: 7.00
Total Distance

Tempo with the Circle and James

4.4 mile warm up

8.1 mile tempo

2.5 cool down

So today I needed some kind of positive feedback. Not a super workout but something. Legs have felt DEAD since the big long 25 mile run two Saturdays ago. Plus I've been sick... just have felt like things were slipping away.

Warmed up and felt pretty good. Decided to take it out aggressive and try to hold on at the end. I knew my quads would shut down early as they are NOT recovered. Plus we had a little tail wind for the first 3 miles or so... but then a head wind on the last two. Ended up hitting the 8.1 miles of tempo (I went .15 past the stopping spot) at a 5:27 avg. My fastest avg was a 5:24 a few weeks ago but that was before we had to modify and change miles 5-8. This finish is a little slower and today was on WAY more trashed legs. So I'm happy with the effort. Even though my splits got slow at the end.

5:12, 5:16, 5:18, 5:33, 5:38, 5:34, 5:42, 5:38

So I started out a little too fast... agian there was a tail wind. Miles 4,5,6 are about regular. They all have some rollers and on and off trails. Then 7,8 are slower but the legs were hammered... quads wanted to stop at mile 4.5. And there was a noticable head wind on the last couple miles or at least like 1.5 or so.

Anywho I'm glad it's over and in the bank. Might do a few mile repeats on Thurs but other than that I can relax my legs and brain until March 1 and rest assured I've done all I can do. I think I'm ready to bring it in PHX.

From Brandon Dase on Tue, Feb 18, 2014 at 08:25:52 from

I too think you're ready to bring it in PHX. All the best to you!

From RileyCook on Tue, Feb 18, 2014 at 09:36:48 from

Definitely ready. Just let those leg muscles recover before the race and you're golden!

From Adam RW on Tue, Feb 18, 2014 at 14:07:46 from

Seems like your training is going well. Stay sane during the taper and I look forward to seeing the efforts pay off.

From Superfly on Tue, Feb 18, 2014 at 16:01:34 from

Thanks guys. Need to slay the tempo demons this time around and I think I'll be good to go.

Total Distance

8.1 mile run this morning. Middle B-hills extended through the Secret St and LV. Flet pretty good for an EZ laxi taxi run. Not running last night was both good and bad. Good because I felt rested. Bad because I didn't workt the tightness out in the evening and a short 3 miler would have done it. I'm crazy hungry right now and the body just wants to gain weight.

147lbs after the run.

24.1 mile bike ride around noon. Out to Sandhollow and back on the new road. It's 12.0 miles from my house out to the lake where the roads intersect. I'd guessed 13 so I was way off.:). Didn't try to hammer it at all but wouldn't allow myself to just coast. Ended up right at 20.1 mph avg. Pretty good effort considering the hills and crazy A wind on the return.

8.1 mile run off the bike. Same loop as this morning. It was 73F and I had the shirt off for the first time in 2014 for a run. Salty Sweat covered the body. That's one big concern for PHX. Is the warmer temps. Most of my big workouts have been in sub 32 F temps with this cold winter we've had. A race temp of even 50F will be warm.

Anywas kept the run honest but had no watch to check pace. Felt so so throughout and by the end was CRAZY hungry.

146 lbs after the run.

Asics TRI Miles: 8.10Other Bike Miles: 24.10Lunerglide Miles: 8.10
Total Distance

Middle B-hills then the Secret St. Just an EZ recovery run. Tried to keep it smooth all morning. Really wanting and needing some energy to come back to the system over then next week or so.

146 lbs after the run.

4 miles tonight out and back over by the park and to River Road. Just enough to loosen up the legs before coming home and doing the hip routine. Feeling pretty achy all over.

Pegasus Miles: 4.00Blue Pegasus Miles: 7.00
Total Distance

6 miles on the treadmill this morning. Was planning on doing some kind of speed workout outside. But I woke up on the wrong side of the bed as they say and just didn't want to ... so I didn't.

10.2 miles tonight around the DC. My plan was to do 1 mile on the way over at LT pace and then make an run at my DC to River Road 2 mile PR of 10:13. But... things didn't go as planned.

Started out with the 2.5 mile warm up over to the middle of B-hills. Then got going on the first mile.

4:52- Yikes I only wanted to hit like 5:05 or so. Hard enough to open up the lungs but not kill anything. So this ended up too fast. Jogged from there about 2 miles over to the DC. While jogging over things felt hard and I was really negative about hitting the 2 mile.

1.3 @- 4:52 pace.... and then I stopped. Got out on the 2 mile. Started out at what felt hard but seemed controlled pace. Although I felt like I was working really hard and didn't feel like I was going anywhere. Pace seemd slow. I never once looked at the gps. So coming into the mile I decided to stop- thinking I was just way too slow.... then my watch flashed 4:49 for the mile and as I stopped I then hurried to get going again. Now thinking shiz... I can kill my PR. But it only lasted like .3 because I just couldn't get going again. And something just said stop Clyde. So I did.

So kind of bummed I just didn't finish off that mile and most likely would have got a new PR... and I'm just mad at myself for not running smarter and watching the watch to see where my pace was. Kind of a failed effort. But I did get the lungs open. And was able to get some of the junk left over from last weeks sickness to come out. Got the legs to turn over too. Just not for very long.


Neon Launch Miles: 6.00BlueKinvara Miles: 10.20
Total Distance

Met up at the DC with the Circle of Trust and Riley. Nothing really special about today. One loop around the Mayors loop then a big river loop down into Bloomington. I personally felt pretty trashed, wasted, and like a fat kid. So the slower pace was just fine by me. Dave and Logan were both chomping at the bit to push the pace in the last 5 miles. So we did hit one 5:30 mile and some other faster stuff on each end of other miles. But for the most part it was chill and the legs were heavy. 6:56 avg for the run.

NoosTri Miles: 14.60
From Matt Poulsen on Sat, Feb 22, 2014 at 15:19:47 from

Looking great, Clyde! You are ready for a great one in PHX!

From SpencerSimpson on Sat, Feb 22, 2014 at 17:52:02 from

Thanks for playing nine brotha. Also, I beat you and Benny V. Just saying...;)

From Superfly on Mon, Feb 24, 2014 at 10:35:16 from

Thanks Matt.

And thanks Spencer. Golf was fun. Too bad both Benny boy and I played like dog shiz. But still a great outing.

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Decide Saturday to go on a little camping trip up in the Fishlake national forest in the Last Chance area. Just a solo outing to go mellow out and workout some internal issues. Drove up and arrived late Saturday night. Slept like crap. Up about every 35 min's. But Sunday ended up being AMAZING. Did a short scoutiing hike early morning. Then came back to the car and did a 6.1 mile run down on the main road and up some other dirt road. Just felt good to shake the legs. Kept the pace super chill. After that I had breakfast and tried to nap for an hour or so before doing a longer hike out looking for treasures. It was a good day. Drove home without having to stop for a potty break.

Red Cumulus Miles: 6.10
From Steve on Wed, Feb 26, 2014 at 05:22:27 from

I'll get in an overnight away from the kids like this every now and then. It's good for the soul!

Total Distance

Felt almost FANTASTIC for a Monday. I wont read into it much farther than the letter "F" that fantastic begins with. But things felt right. Kept it EZ and just tried to work on form a little. HIps square with shoulders, knees, arms, feet. Kept the stride short and bouncy. MOJO is on the rise.

146 lbs. Glad to see the weight low... and on a Monday.

6 miles on the treadmill this afternoon. Feeling pretty relaxed and smooth. We'll see how a short tempo goes in the morning.

Neon Launch Miles: 6.00Blue Pegasus Miles: 8.10
Total Distance

Big workout. Last tempo before PHX.

4.7 mile warm up

5 mile tempo

3.5 or so cool down

 Splits- 5:00, 5:21, 5:33, 5:36, 5:38

So today kind of sucked.... bad. I had bad stomach issues that started around mile 3. Maybe even a little before. Forced me to stop the tempo and go into Maverick for a potty stop at 3.8 miles into the run. So the last 3 miles of the BIG 5 mile tempo were all jacked up. Oh well. I tried to figure out why my stomach got so jacked up while we ran back on the cool down. My original conclusion was that I'd eaten 2 blood oranges and an apple right before bed. Not the best idea but they all tasted soo good that I couldn't stop. But then after re thinking it. Today before running I decided NOT to take my Imodium pill. I didn't forget to take it. I just thought "it's only 5 miles of tempo this morning". I don't need it. That proved to be false. I've been taking them before all big long runs and tempo workouts. And I feel it helps big time. So note to self. Just take them... always.

Anyways ended the 5 miles at a 5:27 avg which isn't bad considering I really only tempoed 2 of those miles. Got out a little too fast but I knew that would happen with this being a shorter workout.

Now I'm ready to really dive right into a good taper. Relax the mind and body and let what happens happen in P'town this weekend.

146 lbs again after the run. And 5 star morning. :)

BlueKinvara Miles: 13.20
Total Distance

Inner B-hills extended through the secret street. Just a regular old taper run. Nothing too awesome to report. Calves are carring some extra knots in them... awsome. I decided that I'll stay off the scale the rest of the week. My weight was down both Monday and Tuesday so from here on out all it'll do is stress me. Guess I'll be what I'll be. No all you can eat outings planned between now and then. If there was any magicall marathon fairy god princess thing out there. Let her tap me on the head three times with her wand. Let the stars line up. Let the mind and soul be at peace. And let the legs and body work like they have in training runs the last two months. ineedthismutha

Red Cumulus Miles: 6.00
From Logan Fielding on Wed, Feb 26, 2014 at 18:09:13 from


Relax. You are going to rock it this weekend. No worries.

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4 ez on the treadmill. Woke up yesterday with a fever and body aches. Tried to play it off all day and was busy with lots to do... but by the end of the day I could hardly stand up. Super chilly, dizzy and achy. So that sucks. In bed all night with same. plus lots of external drama. FML.

I know I've done the work. Logged the miles. and am ready to run a great marathon. But I just have had this feeling through this whole training phase that somehow things would get all jacked up. It seems I just cannot out run the demons who want to slay me.

Anyways I got on the machine today for 4 miles or a little over a half hour. Just long enough to get super sweaty and dizzy. Weight was high too. Awesome.

Neon Launch Miles: 4.00
From SpencerSimpson on Thu, Feb 27, 2014 at 13:38:37 from

Don't freak out...hay is in the barn. Enjoy the next few days of rest. your body will know what to do at the starting line. #makeithappen...

From Clay on Thu, Feb 27, 2014 at 16:08:50 from

Hang in there Clyde! Just remember your Superfly and your body is primed to rock-it!!!

From RileyCook on Thu, Feb 27, 2014 at 16:16:09 from

Sorry to hear about the fever and aches. That sucks man. I hate when stuff pops up last minute before a race. Get lots of rest and water. I still think you're primed for a good one. Keep your head up and let's rock this thing despite your fever and my shingles! See ya Saturday.

Total Distance

Nice chill run with the Circle up a cannal trail in PHX. It was only a block or so from our hotel which was nice. Temps were warmer at around 52 F or so for the morning hours. But it felt great. Left the room shirtless. I finally started to feel like the fever was gone and feeling a little better than earlier this week.

BlueKinvara Miles: 5.10
Race: PHX Marathon (26.2 Miles) 02:29:24, Place overall: 5, Place in age division: 1
Total Distance

Well I haven't been looking forward to writing this report. Bottom line is I messed this race up 3 weeks ago on a 25 mile training run with 10 miles at sub 5 min pace. I haven't felt the same since. Haven't ran close to that since and just wasn't recovered. Dumb to have done that...  sucks to live out the consequences. But thats really what happened. FACT. So with that and the sickness I've had the last few days. I just knew today wasn't going to be good. I tried to be positive and do the best I could. But I knew it wasn't going to be the day...

All that said I ran my best effort for the day.

Hung out at the start for about 45 min's. We just sat there at the gun range listenting to the most annyoing announcer ever. The guy was off the hook crazy. Then I put my hand in a prickly pear while hitting up a potty stop. And a few min's befor the gun went off it started to rain. Like a downpour at the time. Awesome. And the rain ended up being great. It was just the wind that really sucked the life out of me.

Decided to go out strong but not out of control. Stayed right with the Ogden boys for the first 5 miles then fell off them about 10 seconds climbing the hills. Then they started to hammer the downhill at around mile 7 and I was now running in 4th and would basically stay right there the rest of the race. Or 5th depending on what really happened.

Mile splits. 5:33, 5:19, 5:28, 5:18, 5:39, 5:49, 5:22, 5:27,5:28, 5:30, 5:33, 5:36, 5:45, 5:41, 5:35, 5:38, 5:51, 5:59, 5:57, 5:55, 5:45, 5:51, 5:58, 5:57, 5:53, 5:51 .2 @ 5:47

Hit the half in around 1:12:20

Had the course at 26.33

So I didn't ever ever ever feel good today. The first 10 or so felt ok. Like "I'm in a race the effort is harder but ok". But never felt like "Bang- Legs go baby". Then after mile 11 or so I really started to just "grind". Like I knew I'd possibly hit a wall or struggle... typical marathon stuff. But that happens at like mile 20 or 23. Not 11 or 12. From then on I just could not race. Miles 11-20 were so pathetically crappy I just about walked off the course. At 17 I was so frustrated that I decided to stop. But I could see the course turning  up a head and decided to push on to the next corner and see if changing directions might help. It kind of did but not much. The wind was an issue as well. Just slowed the pace and bugged the brain. After around mile 18 I just decided to not DNF even though I knew it wasn't going to be the race I'd trained for. So I said to myself. Just hit 6 min pace from here on in and at least you'll break 2:30. So that's basically what I did. Semi happy about that. My only real goal was to break 2:30 although my mileage, workouts and even the half marathon in January would all suggest I have a better race in me. But.... Oh well.  In the end I'm glad I didn't drop out. Even though I was so close. Like one step away from stopping. My splits are just all over the place. I never really did hit the wall or die. I just couldn't race anymore. And it turned into a long painful workout/ long run. I really love to train. I love hitting it everyday and pushing myself to the brink. I love seeing progress and feeling super fit. But I hate racing. I hate expectations that I put on myself and the disappointment of not reaching them. I've been in good shape before. I feel like through this winter I've been in great shape. I feel like I have a super race in me.... it's just so hard for me to boil that sucker out. I'm getting sick of trying. But I cant stop because I know it's in there... so the beat goes on I guess.

Thanks to my good friends for the trip down. I've logged thousands of miles with Dave and Logan. We are all getting old. Racing is hard on old men. But we keep smiling.


NoosTri Miles: 27.00
From Matt Poulsen on Mon, Mar 03, 2014 at 08:41:35 from

Still a fine performance, Clyde! Way to gut it out!

I can empathize. For the 2013 St. George Marathon, I made some training errors too close to the race (tempos too long and too hard), and I felt flat the entire race. Ended up running no where near where my fitness level was. The fire from that disappointment is still raging inside. It provides good fuel. You will be fine. Just rest up, keep consistent, and don't change what you are doing. 2014 will be a monster year for you.

Also, you are only old if you think you are :)

From jtshad on Mon, Mar 03, 2014 at 08:47:08 from

Impressive race considering all your issues. You did great and showed strength and fortitude. Congrats on a good race.

From JamesH on Mon, Mar 03, 2014 at 10:42:46 from

You think your old now? Give yourself a few years and see how it feels. J/K. Keep going and try to stay out of your own head and youll be fine.

From RileyCook on Mon, Mar 03, 2014 at 13:12:47 from

Hang in there Clyde! I know you're disappointed with this result. But you felt a bit unwell earlier this week and I almost guarantee that played a role. But you still ran a good race and how sweet did the back of your singlet look with that "Superfly" written vertically on it?!

This race did not reflect your fitness or what you've earned and that always sucks but use that to fuel your flame and go after the next one. You are fit, you weren't wrong about that. It just didn't work out this time. Keep on it and when it all works out it's that much sweeter (trust me I know now!)

From josse on Mon, Mar 03, 2014 at 13:36:47 from

Training runs can be so tricky, I hate when we realize that we screwed up a race by overtraining. Live and learn it's such a fine line. It was fun to see you finish. Good job

From Paul on Mon, Mar 03, 2014 at 21:13:41 from

Sorry it wasn't what you wanted, but still a pretty solid race. nice work.

From Superfly on Tue, Mar 04, 2014 at 08:17:31 from

Thank You for the support.

Matt- It's good to see I'm not the only one that has done that... except this is like the 10th time for me... just don't learn.):

Ry- yes that SUPERFLY was sick. I have to admit it.:)

Josse- Thanks again for the picture!

From Jake K on Tue, Mar 04, 2014 at 10:42:49 from

Good run Clyde. I think you know what to do next time... when you start to get in REALLY good shape, if you're still a few weeks out... just back off a little. The cumulative fitness is there, and it will be there for whatever you decide to do next.

From Paul on Tue, Mar 04, 2014 at 11:02:47 from

Pre-marathon rules for Clyde:

1. No water skiing

2. No 25-mile long runs with tempos

3. No cleaning the toilet with straight bleach.

Am I missing anything?

From Jake K on Tue, Mar 04, 2014 at 11:04:53 from

You should be paying Paul for that kind of coaching, Clyde :-)

From Superfly on Tue, Mar 04, 2014 at 13:22:43 from

LOL... seriously!

Yes Paul. Don't buy a pair of compression socks at a marathon expo and wear them for the first time the next morning at the race... only to find out you can NEVER run in them... only good for after the race.

From SpencerSimpson on Tue, Mar 04, 2014 at 23:02:01 from

You gave me some great advice a few weeks ago. You'll be ready for the next race. Some great advice already given. Stay out of your own head. Be your biggest fan not your worst enemy. #makeithappen

From Cody on Wed, Mar 05, 2014 at 20:41:00 from

Nice Job Clyde! Very solid race! I am glad Paul is making a list for you to review weekly. It's for your own good!

From Superfly on Thu, Mar 06, 2014 at 13:26:08 from

Thanks guys!

Cody your right.... it's for my own good:)

From Superfly on Thu, Mar 06, 2014 at 13:28:49 from

More to add to the list:

Don't drink orange cytomax the night before the marathon to hydrate with... only later to find out it's the caffeinated kind. So you don't sleep all night and are up peeing a dozen times. Ogden 2008, Utah Valley, StG 2010... took a while to put two and two together on that one):

From Steve on Mon, Mar 10, 2014 at 19:22:05 from

I was surprised to read your report and see that you weren't happy with this one. It was raining on us at the start and headwind through much of the race. I think you ran a great race. It takes some mental guts to race in that junk.

Total Distance

Trying to take a real recovery. Just let myself rest and not jump back into training too fast. Legs feel ok. But I have zero energy.

Total Distance

Wasn't going to run today. But was texting Paul H. and decided to go out for 3 EZ miles with him. It's been a long time since we got out on a run and today was good. I felt sore and again have no energy. But the pace was slow and at least helped loosen up the stomach and legs.

Green Pegasus Miles: 3.00
Total Distance

30.3 mile ride outside on the Venge at a 20.9 mph avg. Spent the whole day trying to decided if I should run. Not run. Ride.... and about 5 pm just decided to head out. Took it fairly ez for the first 6 miles or so... slow in places. But then started to warm up and was pretty honest all the way in from there. Good to get some blood flowing back into the legs. I can tell I'm just spent in all things. It'll take a week or so to get back the energy.

Other Bike Miles: 30.30
Total Distance

20 miles on the trainer. Pretty ez spin trying again to keep some blood in the legs. Maybe also help get my bum use to being in the saddle. It'll take some time:). Worked up a little sweat but not really anything to write home about.

2 miles on the treadmill after. I know I really hit it hard today. I planned on doing 5 miles but Hayler woke up from his nap and... I just wasn't in the mood to run much more. A full, honest recovery is in the works:)

35 mile ride out around the airport and fields. Basically the same ride as yesterday but extended down past the DC and into Bloomington then back home that way. Another 70 degree afternoon in the STG. I didn't plan on riding again but couldn't say no to the temps. Took the tri bike out for the first ride of the year. There was a little learning curve after not being on it for like 9 months or so. Kept the pace honest and ended at a 21.1 mph avg... and got my first KOM of 2014. #pounditbaby


Other Bike Miles: 35.00Cycleops Miles: 20.00
Total Distance

Finally got in a real run post PHX marathon. It was kind of a killer. Mostly becuase of the biking the last couple days though. Legs were just heavy and slow. 5 miles into it I just wanted to be done. Struggled to keep any kind of real pace. Guess I shouldn't have expected anything else:).

DS Trainer Miles: 7.00
Total Distance

Headed out with Ty and Bob early to ride to Beaver Dam and back.... but 15 miles into the ride I felt like garbage and had to let them go. I headed up to the top of Kayenta and drank a rockstar and ate a bar. Within about 5 miles I started to feel good again... So I decided to loop out around Hurricane and kind of ride the 70.3 course in reverse. The wind was horrible out Hurricane way... just rocked my world. Then coming into Sandhollow it about blew me over going 50 mph down the hill. I had to pull my foot out and basically drag myselt to a stop. That ended up grinding off my left cleat. So for the last 15 miles back home I kind of had to peddle with one leg. While the left side kept slipping off. Grabbed another KOM on the ride. Ended with a 19.5 mph avg. Considering the wind and cleat this was a pretty good effort.

Other Bike Miles: 67.77
Total Distance

Tried to get back on the wagon this moring. After only running like 13 total miles last week I needed a run. Not gonna jump back into 100 mile weeks but it's time to get some miles back. I felt really pretty good all over... other than my hip was crazy painful. All last week I did a horrible job doing my hip routine and it showed up today. Actually both hips hurt. Had planned on doing 10 but cut it short as to not over work and hurt it more.

8 miles tonight with Myler. He road his new birthday bike. Turned 5 on Sunday and logged a 8 mile ride tonight. Pace was under 7 min. Not too bad for the little guy. Both my hips are jacked.

Red Cumulus Miles: 7.00DS Trainer Miles: 8.00
Total Distance

Hips hurt really bad. Like rusty bars grinding on each other. Super tight. Need to get back to doing the hip routine. Just been too lazy and busy to care or think about it.

3.5 miles this afternoon on the treadmill. Just enough to get a sweat going. Then I about couldn't handle it anymore. Did the hip routine and it helped.

Neon Launch Miles: 3.50Blue Pegasus Miles: 8.50
Total Distance

DC loop. Felt better than yesterday but I'm still a mess. Just wanted to be done at mile 6. Hips seem out of whack. Plus I just don't have any energy. It's like I'm starting all over again with fitness or something.

Lunerglide Miles: 10.20
From notoldjustolder on Wed, Mar 12, 2014 at 11:58:32 from did, just run a marathon 10 days ago and ride your bike all over the county on Saturday. Your body is still recovering. If it makes you feel any better, your bad days are better than my "best" running days.

From SpencerSimpson on Wed, Mar 12, 2014 at 14:38:54 from

You're fine bro. Let's golf. Enjoy the rest of recovery. MIH

From Superfly on Fri, Mar 14, 2014 at 09:06:06 from

LOL... thanks guys.

Total Distance

Just felt gloomy all day. Didn't feel like running. So I didn't.

Total Distance

DC loop extended a little here and there. Nice morning out. Hips were both tight. 7:00 avg for the run.

Blue Pegasus Miles: 10.50
From Holt on Thu, Mar 20, 2014 at 19:55:32 from

Where r u bra?

Total Distance

Trail run with the guys.

Red Cumulus Miles: 14.50
Total Distance

Hip is a mess. no running.

Total Distance

hip issues.

Total Distance

Up in Torrey. Around town with Myler and then up Sandcreek for a while. Hip hurt but was runnable.

Blue Pegasus Miles: 10.20
Total Distance

Hip was way too tight and lower back after the run yesterday.

Total Distance

Torrey and Teasdale loop. 6:47 avg. Not bad but hammy and hip hurt bad at the end.

Blue Pegasus Miles: 10.50
Total Distance

3 hour hike  but no run. Hips are a mess.

Total Distance

7 mile run in the morning pushing Halen in the baby jogger. Hip is killing me....

5.5 mile run this  afternoon pushing Halen again and Myler road his bike with us. Hip... go away please.

Baby Jogger Miles: 7.00Green Pegasus Miles: 5.50
Total Distance

Missed meeting up with the guys. Sorry. 8 miles with an achy sore almost broken hip. Hurting as of late...

5 miles on the treadmill. Seems to actually hurt less on this... even though I hate it.

Neon Launch Miles: 5.00Lunerglide Miles: 8.00
From SpencerSimpson on Tue, Mar 25, 2014 at 13:12:46 from

hope the hip gets better soon bro. no bueno MIH

From Superfly on Thu, Mar 27, 2014 at 10:21:02 from

Thanks Spencer!

Total Distance

DC loop. Just tried to grind it out. Hips are ruining my love of running at the present time.

DS Trainer Miles: 10.20
Total Distance

Hips hurt just laying in bed most of the night... both HIPS. They hurt and are tight. I'm trying all my tricks to help loosen them up but nothing seems to be helping. Todays run was the worst I've had in a long long time. :(

NoosTri Miles: 7.00
From SpencerSimpson on Thu, Mar 27, 2014 at 11:09:52 from

Clyde, I am sorry to hear of your hip pain brotha. Your in my thoughts and prayers for sure. I know how important it is for you to get out and enjoy the drug of running. Take a look online of the McKenzie Method. These extension and flex stretches have helped my hip deraingment become whole again to where now I feel confident I can train like I want again. If you have any questions, call me 801-493-9633 MIH

From RileyCook on Thu, Mar 27, 2014 at 11:39:43 from

I think you may need to shut it down for a week or two like me. It sucks, but long term it's the smart thing to do.

From Superfly on Fri, Mar 28, 2014 at 13:25:46 from

Thanks so much guys. Seriously.

Spencer I'll check that out tonight.

Riley- I'm getting close to that... Been a struggle for both of us post PHX.... bummer!

From Jake K on Fri, Mar 28, 2014 at 14:05:48 from

Clyde your hip hasn't hurt just since Phoenix - you've been mentioning it since you hurt your ankle 2 years ago. Don't end up with a prosthetic joint!

From Superfly on Sat, Mar 29, 2014 at 12:03:51 from

I know Jake.... it's just a drug I can't give up:) But maybe a prosthetic joint wouldn't have any pain...? You could be on to something there.

Total Distance

Pushed Halen around the DC loop plus a little extra over to the office for a potty stop. Hip felt better than it has in days... but was still painful. The good news was that it was only the left (normal hurting side) and not both today. Halen did great until about .4 miles left. Then it hit the fan. But we were basically done.

Baby Jogger Miles: 10.40Pegasus Miles: 10.40
Total Distance

Had no plans this morning. Woke up at 4:40 and wasn't in the mood so I went back to bed until 7. Decided to go out and see what happened. Ended up doing a big loop through Santa Clara up to Kayenta and through Ivans around Santa Clara again and finally finished up. It's been since the PHX marathon almost a month ago that I've done any kind of long run. So today I just decided to push one out... but only after running for about 5 miles. Hip hurt pretty good the first 3 miles and the last 2.5. But in the middle it felt runnable. Ended with a 6:39 avg and 3 good potty stops.

Blue Pegasus Miles: 19.25
From Matt Poulsen on Sat, Mar 29, 2014 at 16:50:19 from

A 20-mile run that just "happened!" Great job. Hope those legs feel all better soon.

Total Distance

Out and back run from the softball fields up to the Snow Canyon payhouse with Mike. Kept the pace ez and we did have some wind to deal with. 7:25 avg.

Green Pegasus Miles: 6.00
Total Distance

Monday run for sure. 5 total potties... Ugh. Stomach was not ready for running. But the hip was very runable with half the pain from a week ago. Left hammy was super tight though.

7 mile run tonight.

Red Cumulus Miles: 9.00Lunerglide Miles: 7.00
Total Distance

DC loop with Logan. 60 F at 5:15 but the wind was howling. And I sure hate wind. It ruins everything.

5 miles on the treadmill this afternoon while the boys napped... and wrestled.

Ghost Yellow Miles: 10.20Neon Launch Miles: 5.00
Total Distance

Longish run. Just trying to get something going again on the running side of life. Hip has been a little better the last 3 days or so. Instead of a 9.4 out of 10 on the pain scale it's more around 6.8.Still not good and a pain to deal with daily. But I'll go try and hit mileage at 6.8... where as 9.4 it just sucks the life out of me. Today seemed so so. Took a long time to get going and then I never could hit a fast gear. 6:42 avg for the run.

NoosTri Miles: 16.80
Total Distance

6:42 avg for the run. Hip is letting me get in some miles but I really cant go any faster than 6:15 pace give or take. Tight hammy and inner thigh. Need to spend some time working on it with the ball and foam roller.... maybe a stick of dynamite.

7 miles tonight. 6:40 avg. Seemed a little better than this morning. Maybe a 6 out of 10 on the hip/hammy pain scale.

Green Pegasus Miles: 10.20Lunerglide Miles: 7.00
Total Distance

Hammy and hip were both pretty bad this morning (gun to head emoji). 7:25 avg just trying to push on through it. Will have to spend some time today in my home er trying to put things back together. Ball, Foam roller, hip routien, and electro stem. I miss just being able to run for fun and enjoyment. :(:(:(

5.3 miles this evening.

Red Cumulus Miles: 7.00DS Trainer Miles: 5.30
From Jon on Sat, Apr 05, 2014 at 11:06:47 from

Why is it not fun anymore?

From Superfly on Sat, Apr 05, 2014 at 15:09:37 from

Just lots of pain running now-a-days. Makes for no fun.

Total Distance

Went with Mike, Dustin and Scott up to the top of Snow Canyon and then ran back down the course into town. Those guys went back on Sunset to Mike's and I took it out around Ivins then back. Didn't want to get up early today... and there was a nice breakfast waiting at Mike's. Thanks Colleen! The run portion of the moring sucked. BAD. Hip and hammy both were around a 9 or more out of 10 on the pain scale. I thought today was gonna be different... Idk. I guess doing the same thing over and over and expecting different results is... insanity. Maybe I'm insane. Or at least mentally ill right now.

Blue Pegasus Miles: 17.10
From scotthughes on Sat, Apr 05, 2014 at 17:33:22 from

It was good to see you this morning! I could tell that you were taking it least for the 4 miles that I could see you. The hammy/ hip stuff is the pits. I have been struggling with that and my knee for the past 3 weeks or so. Tons of home ER, as you call it. Even with those issues you are pounding out 100 miles... most impressive

Total Distance

EZ run with Billy and Mike. Hammy is a mess.

Red Cumulus Miles: 6.00
Total Distance

Hurting too bad to run.

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Pushed Halen in the jogger and Myler biked along with. It was 86F and pretty warm. So we stopped 3 times to make sure Myler didn't overheat and dehydrate. But other than that he did great. I couldn't have ridden 8 miles when I was 5 years old. Hip hurts a little but my left hammy is crazy bad. worst it's ever been... and that's saying something. fml

Baby Jogger Miles: 8.10Asics TRI Miles: 8.10
Total Distance

Hammy still hurting. But runnable. Just caught the 7 min guy on the last half mile. Trying to keep it EZ but still get some runs in.

Green Pegasus Miles: 9.25
Total Distance

Pushed Halen and Myler road along. 85+ degrees out. Got some sun.

Baby Jogger Miles: 8.20
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Early morning run. Felt like shit. 6:57 avg.

Blue Pegasus Miles: 20.00
From notoldjustolder on Fri, Apr 11, 2014 at 14:37:45 from

Sorry that you are still having a lot of pain running. My suggestion would be to try to catch the 8 or 9 minute guy on 75% of your runs, and ride your bike some. You are still young, your body is just tired and thrashed and probably needs a reset. Last time I ran 20 that fast was downhill in a marathon when I did a personal best. Don't get down on yourself, you are a machine.

From Holt on Fri, Apr 11, 2014 at 21:42:19 from

Clyde, I know we just love to run and get out there and crank it out. But I agree with Ryan (and I bet most everyone else on here)... Give yourself a break. You don't need to shut it down, but let your body rest. I have cut back a lot in the last two years and am running the best I ever have. When it is time to rip it up in training, do it! But right now let yourself just chill a bit.

From Clay on Sat, Apr 12, 2014 at 10:15:18 from

Ditto on the last two comments. Cross train and take it easy Clyde you will be better of for it. I know its hard though but you want to be able to run long term and you don't want to have to hang up your shoes for good. Hang in there.

From Kory on Sun, Apr 13, 2014 at 01:31:34 from

Take it easy my friend. I learned my lesson by pushing and pushing. When your running in pain that's not fun, not fitness, or a benefit for enhancing your performance. It's just running cause you feel you must. I went through some major pain doing this samething and it ruin my performance and improvements. Try to find enjoyment pain-free exercise that doesn't cause the hip pain for now

From Matt Poulsen on Sun, Apr 13, 2014 at 17:02:00 from

Hope you feel all healed soon, Clyde!

From Superfly on Mon, Apr 14, 2014 at 11:21:10 from

Thanks guys for your support and concern. Your all awesome! Doing my best... to both run and work on getting better. It's a battle right now...

Total Distance

Camping up by Torrey. Hiked for about 4 hours but no run.

Total Distance

6.5 ish miles. Some on the track at DSC

Pegasus Miles: 6.50
Total Distance

3 miles with Myler along side on the bike.

Asics TRI Miles: 3.00
Total Distance

60 min's on the elliptical.

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Did my Birthday run today. This year I turned 35... so I had to run 35 miles. Met Logan, Steve, and Marlk at the DC at midnight. Started running around 12:10 a.m. We did 2 DC/ Stonecliff loops @ 12.6 miles. And then one DC loop at 10 miles. It ended up being about .25 long so we stopped running right at 35 miles and walked back in. Steve and Mark did the first loop with us and then headed out. So it left Logan and I for the remaining 22.5 or so miles. It seemed like the first loop really drug... but the second loop went by really fast and the third was shorter anyways so it wasn't too bad. Had perfect conditions under a bright big moon. 55-60 F and no wind. Just great for a long run in the middle of the night. We ended up with a running time of 4:10:46 and a 7:10 min mile avg. Not too shabby. Legs felt pretty good too... hips and hammy werent that bad. Hammy had some sharp pain durning the second loop but I put a heat patch on for the third and it didn't really bother me again. Over all I felt pretty good. Feet took the brunt of it as I think I got a couple blisters on my toes. Other than that and being sleepy... things went about as good as it can. 35 is the new 20 right? Big Thanks to the guys for coming. And Logan for pushing the whole thing out with me.

Lunerglide Miles: 25.00Blue Pegasus Miles: 10.00
From jtshad on Wed, Apr 16, 2014 at 13:20:24 from

Happy birthday young man! That is quite a run! Have a good (and nappy!) rest of your day.

From SpencerSimpson on Wed, Apr 16, 2014 at 13:45:53 from

Very cool run Clyde. Happy Bday bro. Now all that is left is to play 35 holes at Sand Hollow. #makeithappen

From Jason D on Wed, Apr 16, 2014 at 18:56:27 from

Happy birthday! Your last epic long run straightened out that hip (or so it would seem), maybe this will do the same.

From Superfly on Thu, Apr 17, 2014 at 09:55:05 from

Thanks guys!

Didn't get a nap or golf in. Pulled weeds, mowed my lawn, and watered flowers:).

Jason- good eye for catching that... I was thinking the same thing.:)

From Dustin on Thu, Apr 17, 2014 at 14:32:58 from

Happy Birthday Clyde. Glad you were able to get out and do the birthday run.

From Jon on Thu, Apr 17, 2014 at 19:58:30 from

You know you're crazy when... :)

Happy Birthday, Clyde.

From Clay on Thu, Apr 17, 2014 at 22:01:35 from

Your amazing Clyde! Happy Birthday!

From Superfly on Sat, Apr 19, 2014 at 11:44:14 from

Thanks guys! Finally getting back to regular sleeping hours.

Total Distance

60 min's on the ellptical. Feeling pretty good overall after yesterdays long run. Just tired.

Total Distance

20 min's on the elliptical

2 miles on the treadmill

30 min's on the ellptical

semi hard effort. tested the hip and hammy on the treadmill and they both kind of  hurt so I got off after only 2 miles. Still feeling tired and haven't got caught up on sleep.

Total Distance

Nice morning for a run. Hip and hammy both were around a 5/10 on the pain scale. Which is doable and I'd take it everytime if I could. Just ran. No plans. No goals. Somehow it ended up being an even half marathon in 1:29:50. Like a 6:43 avg or something I think.

Blue Pegasus Miles: 13.10
Total Distance

60 mins on the elliptical

60 min's and 20 miles on the trainer. Solid little start to my cross training/ tri/ whatever.

Cycleops Miles: 20.00
Total Distance

40.5 mile ride this morning. Started at 5:30 am with headlights. 6 people in the group. Didn't hammer the whole thing but did hit some sections hard. 21.3 mph avg.

8.5 mile run this evening. It was hot. 87 F. Covered in salt in the end. 6:50 avg.

Other Bike Miles: 40.50NoosTri Miles: 8.50
Total Distance

51.4 mile ride this monning. The forecast was that it was gonna be windy today... well for once the weatherman was right. Damn. It seemed to eat me alive. Every direction was a headwind. Out by Sandhollow it was gail force. 15 mph on flat.... anyways it was a good workout. Glad it's behind me. 19.7 mph avg for the ride.

Other Bike Miles: 51.40
Total Distance

140 min's on the ellitical. It was a long haul for me. Toes hurt by the end. Watched the new Red Dawn and started re watching Prison Break. I'm too lazy to go back and look but this is close to a PR in time on the elliptical in one setting. Glad to have it done.

Total Distance

1 hour and 20 miles on the trainer

3 miles on the treadmill. Hip was a pain... loosing this battle right now. ):

9.3 mile this evening. Got some good sun... sweaty. Hips and hammy were doable. 6:47 avg

Cycleops Miles: 20.00DS Trainer Miles: 9.30
Total Distance

60.4 mile ride this morning. Solo effort. Had bad wind for the first 20 miles and wanted to be done. When I got out to Sandhollow I was only at a 17.9 mph avg. And had been working like a dawg. Spent the next 40 miles trying to get on the upside. Ended right at 20.0 mph avg for the ride.

Other Bike Miles: 60.40
Total Distance

Met Logan at 3 a.m over at his house. Did a loop. Half in pretty stiff wind and the other half in some good rain. Gotta love spring. Felt crappy enough to just be done and not extend it out to 20.

Blue Pegasus Miles: 15.00
Total Distance

Super EZ short run this evening to loosne up the system before the week. Didn't really have much pain. Slow at 7:17 avg

DS Trainer Miles: 4.20
Total Distance

50 mile ride this morning. Left from Bob's. Seemed like gusty winds througout. I felt pretty flat. Struggled to keep the pace on the way back. 20.6 mph avg.

Other Bike Miles: 50.00
Total Distance

Prolly the best run post PHX marathon. It only took about 2 months.... but I actually felt like a runner again. Pain was there but maybe only like a 3/10. Ran a fairly hilly loop. Kept trying to just relax and run smooth. Ended up hitting a 6:36 avg for the run. With the effort feeling less. I know it's not going to be like this forever. But I really really really needed to just go run... and feel good.

DS Trainer Miles: 12.00
From notoldjustolder on Tue, Apr 29, 2014 at 14:49:45 from

I think you are on to something! You cut your run a little short on Saturday, minimal running on Monday, Biking on Wednesday, then you feel good on today's run. Keep mixing it up and listening to your body and I think your body will respond and heal.

From Superfly on Thu, May 01, 2014 at 10:27:24 from

Think your right...:)

From Matt Poulsen on Sun, May 04, 2014 at 10:46:56 from

Hang in there, Clyde! You'll be back in full form soon. No question about it.

From Superfly on Tue, May 06, 2014 at 11:19:34 from

Thanks man. I appreciate the support.

Total Distance

DC loop with LV extended. Not as sharp as I felt yesterday but not horrible. 5/10 on pain. Wanted to get up and do a long bike ride. But I slept horrible. It was windy and I didn't want to deal with it. And overall I just wasn't  in the mood. Wasn't going to do anything... but finally did the run.

Lunerglide Miles: 11.20
Total Distance

60.2 mile ride this morning. First moring in many that the wind wasn't blowing. It was just still and nice. Beautiful morning for a ride. I went around the lake and airport and a few other places. Flying solo today. Cant seem to find Superfly and it just sucks to go without him. A LOT more work and less reward. Come back to me man... It sucks feeling mortal.;) Just don't have much in the legs on the bike right now. 19.7 mph avg for the ride.

Other Bike Miles: 60.20
From Bob on Thu, May 01, 2014 at 18:17:28 from

Calling Jimmy Snuka?

Total Distance

Ran with Stephen.

Red Cumulus Miles: 14.30
Total Distance

In Lehi. Felt too hard. Hated most of it.

DS Trainer Miles: 11.25
Total Distance

Pushed Halen.

Baby Jogger Miles: 8.25Red Cumulus Miles: 8.25
Total Distance

Pushed Halen and Myler road his bike with us.

8.3 more miles tonight. Time to man up and move past the pain.

Baby Jogger Miles: 8.40Green Pegasus Miles: 8.40Lunerglide Miles: 8.30
Total Distance

So so run. Took until almost mile 8 to catch the 7 min guy. He looked so strong today. I didn't. I'm a little lost right now with running and life. I need to find Superfly. He'd know what to do. Clyde has no answers. Did get to run in the rain for a couple miles today. It was nice.

4 miles on the treadmill this afternoon.

Pegasus Miles: 11.40Neon Launch Miles: 4.00
From SpencerSimpson on Wed, May 07, 2014 at 14:01:19 from

Buhler, Buhler, Buhler, Buhler, SuperFly, SuperFly, Buhler???? ;) MIH!

From Jake K on Wed, May 07, 2014 at 18:29:40 from

I like that photo. It looks like someone tried to photoshop in a discombobulated bat.

So you should be Batman. Or Robin. The choice is yours!

From Superfly on Thu, May 08, 2014 at 09:28:09 from

lol spencer.

Jake- actually Superfly sounds a little better;)

Total Distance

Started out with a 9:12 mile to warm up... must have really been an old man. Ended at 7:06 avg. Nice morning out.

3.7 miles this afternoon on the treadmill.

Asics TRI Miles: 9.30Neon Launch Miles: 3.70
Total Distance

Pushed Halen around the loop. Got honked at by a idiot lady driving with her cell phone. I waved back with my middle finger and yelled the words it represents. It's a good word for me right now. I'm in a eef everything and everyone mood... so just stay out of my way. Especially if your gonna drive with a phone and not watch the road.

Baby Jogger Miles: 10.20Innov Miles: 10.20
From Ben VanBeekum on Fri, May 09, 2014 at 12:12:08 from

I had that happen to me on Saturday running a the Half Marathon in North Ogden. I was running in the middle of the road and some a#$ coming speeding past and buzzed me yelling get out of the F-ing road. I then waved with the middle finger and yelled I am in a F-ing race. then the idiot realized there was a cop about 100 meters up and slammed his breaks beacuse he almost rear ended the cop car!

From SpencerSimpson on Sat, May 10, 2014 at 09:55:27 from

hahaha, love it. F'ing MIH!

From Matt Poulsen on Sat, May 10, 2014 at 15:24:39 from

Love it! Superfly will be back soon.

From Bob on Tue, May 13, 2014 at 19:53:14 from

I get in those moods as well. Peace be with you soon.

From Superfly on Fri, May 16, 2014 at 10:16:08 from

I need to take a more constructive approach. Funnel that anger better...

Thanks guys.

Total Distance

no run today

Total Distance


Total Distance

7.2 in the evening on the river trails. 6:45 avg. Almost no motivation to run right now...

Innov Miles: 7.20
Total Distance

DC with Steven. Laxi Taxi. 6:50 avg.

Blue Pegasus Miles: 10.00
Total Distance

River trails this afternoon. It was hot. 6:47 avg.


Lunerglide Miles: 7.20
Total Distance

Bloomington and river loop. Felt so sluggish. Might be sick or something. 7:04 avg.

Blue Pegasus Miles: 11.00
Total Distance

Finally got a long run in. It's been too long. No super fast miles but a overall up-tempo effort right out to the box. River trails and fields loop with a couple changes. Didn't get out untl after 6:30 and after the sun came up I was hot all run. Way crusty with salt at the end. 6:20 avg for the run.

NoosTri Miles: 20.50
From notoldjustolder on Sat, May 17, 2014 at 14:56:31 from

Guess you were mistaken when you thought you might be getting sick, but you are "sick" when you put down that kind of run. Nice job.

From Superfly on Tue, May 20, 2014 at 14:19:25 from

Thanks man!

Total Distance

Webb hill loop and river trails. Glad to get the week going. Nice morning out. Body felt pretty good.

Red Cumulus Miles: 9.50
From SpencerSimpson on Mon, May 19, 2014 at 14:17:39 from

good to hear. MIH

From Superfly on Tue, May 20, 2014 at 14:19:02 from


Total Distance

Similar loop as yesterday. More river trails to add on some. Felt like an old man. Sore and achy. Really slow going @ 7:16 avg for the run. It was pretty warm and windy as well. Got dehydrated. Watched Fever Pitch later in the day. Forgot how good that movie is. Makes me want to go run Boston again...

Blue Pegasus Miles: 10.40
Total Distance

super sick


Total Distance


From Holt on Tue, May 27, 2014 at 15:53:17 from

He's alive...!

From Superfly on Tue, May 27, 2014 at 16:07:07 from


Total Distance

still sick

Total Distance

bad week.... sick.

Total Distance

a.m. 9.1 miles

p.m 4 miles on the tm

Red Cumulus Miles: 9.10Neon Launch Miles: 4.00
Total Distance

a.m 9.1 miles
p.m 4 miles

Neon Launch Miles: 4.00NoosTri Miles: 9.10
Total Distance

a.m. 9.1 miles this morning. Hip has hurt really really really bad this week. Today was the best it's been... but with a race type effort I only could tie the 7 min guy at the finish line.

p.m. 4 miles on the treadmill.

Neon Launch Miles: 4.00Blue Pegasus Miles: 9.10
Total Distance

Seven on the treadmill.

Neon Launch Miles: 7.00
Total Distance

a.m. 9.1 on the river trails.

Lunerglide Miles: 9.10
Total Distance

Ran with the guys today and Haydo... and Haydo's wife for the first seven. Did the airport and fields loop. I felt crappy all morning. Just out of shape, old, and low on motivation. Started really having to work at like mile 13. Didn't take a Gu with me today so that sucked. Once we got to River Road everyone kind of split up. I decided to go down around the golf course to extend it to 20 miles.... But then once there I decided to go over to the freeway and arounp Pilot and back around. That last hill about killed me. I think I was at 10 min pace up it. Totally dehydrated and dead. Got back to the car and everyone was gone. 21.6 miles at a 6:34 min/mile avg. It seemed hot. We'll have to start getting up earlier.

144 lbs after the run

Blue Pegasus Miles: 21.60
From Bob on Sat, May 31, 2014 at 09:42:59 from

Solid run! Good job.

From Superfly on Thu, Jun 05, 2014 at 07:50:48 from

Thanks Bob!

Total Distance

Good ol DC loop. Passed Mr and Mrs Hooper on the trail. Nice morning. 60 F. Hip was crazy tight but not equally painful.

5.8 milez on the treadmill this afternoon. Super EZ

Neon Launch Miles: 5.80DS Trainer Miles: 10.20
Total Distance

Ice loop with a little extra in Jedora. Pretty warm out as the sun was coming up. Just about 70 F at day break. Guess summer is here.

Green Pegasus Miles: 11.10
Total Distance

10 miles on the treadmill. Been a while since I've done that much on the machine. Not too bad though.

Baby #3 came this morning at 6:58 a.m. Kaylor Kel Behunin was born first thing. She's so so pretty. Lots of dark hair. 7lbs 14oz and 21 inch long. Both her and Mik'L seem healthy and good. Now I just have to get use to having a little girl. I think I'm a boy kind of daddy... maybe she'll be a Tomboy?

Neon Launch Miles: 10.00
From Dustin on Wed, Jun 04, 2014 at 14:52:47 from

Congrats on the new baby girl Clyde. I've noticed my daughter has brought a whole new dimension to my life, that has been different than raising boys. I'm happy for you guys and hope all is well. Please let us know if you need anything.

From Holt on Wed, Jun 04, 2014 at 16:27:42 from

Congrats you guys...! Super fun, and kind of scary! We missed you on the run this morning, but the only thing noteworthy was me denting Logan's bumper (joke gone wrong!).

From Superfly on Thu, Jun 05, 2014 at 07:50:25 from

Thanks guys!

From Logan Fielding on Thu, Jun 05, 2014 at 09:57:01 from

Congrats on the baby. Girls are a lot of fun. Dave will be hearing from my car insurance company within the next couple days.

From Holt on Thu, Jun 05, 2014 at 10:42:02 from

You better just shut up Logan... I hate you now. How many times do I have to dent your car for you to get that?!

From Bob on Thu, Jun 05, 2014 at 18:36:21 from

Congrats and many blessings to you all!

From Superfly on Fri, Jun 06, 2014 at 07:15:21 from


From jtshad on Fri, Jun 06, 2014 at 07:38:09 from

Congratulations on your growing family! Hope mom and daughter are doing well.

From James on Fri, Jun 06, 2014 at 12:49:43 from

Congrats on the little girl!

Dave and Logan sound like they are ready to hate each other again for XC season.

From Holt on Fri, Jun 06, 2014 at 14:49:25 from

James... It's the happ, happiest time of the year! I don't hate Logan, just DHells!

From Ben VanBeekum on Fri, Jun 06, 2014 at 14:56:27 from

Clyde that is awesome man! Congrats and enjoy the new little one!

From JPark on Sat, Jun 07, 2014 at 10:02:35 from

Congrats on the baby! You'll love having a little girl.

From Superfly on Tue, Jun 10, 2014 at 17:48:35 from

Thanks for all the nice words!

Total Distance

DC loop this morning. Ran into Haydo and Aaron. Plus lots of people out looking for that rock down by the river.... maddness!!!


Lunerglide Miles: 10.20
Total Distance

DC loop. Picture perfect morning out. hip hurt. But I loved the run.

Green Pegasus Miles: 10.20
Total Distance

Fields, Lv, DC... kind of a mix and match long run today. Didn't really sleep at all. So I didn't get up on time to join the guys at 5:15. But I did get out at 5:25 from my house and headed out through the fields to see if I'd run into them. I did 5 or so miles into the run. Then I joined and U turned it back with them for  about 6 miles until they turned off River Road. I then headed down the river trail and around the DC loop basically. Miss calculated it a little and extended through B-hills a tad too long. Ok run... but not great. 6:29 avg for the morning. The worst part was that I was 151 lbs after.... 7lbs fatter than I was after last weeks long run. I don't even know how that's possible...? Guess I'll have to be a little more careful on diet this week.

Blue Pegasus Miles: 20.50
From JPark on Sat, Jun 07, 2014 at 10:03:44 from

Likely mostly water-weight.

From Superfly on Tue, Jun 10, 2014 at 17:47:52 from

yeah... but still hard to look at on the scale :)

Total Distance

7 treadmill miles...

Neon Launch Miles: 7.00
Total Distance

8.7 miles on the treadmill this morning

5 miles on the treadmill this afternoon

Neon Launch Miles: 13.70
Total Distance

4.4 mile warm up

4 mile tempo @ 5:40 avg

6.2 mile cool down

Ran the fields tempo loop starting from Stucki Farms. Hip really hurt today. Like a 8 out of 10 on the warm up and it didn't feel any better on the tempo. Kind of limped out of the gate to start the tempo. I don't know what to think about this. But I got a workout in... Goal was to hit a 5:50 avg. So I did that. But there wasn't anything glamorous about todays run. The cool down seemed to last forever too. 75 F when I went outside at 5 a.m. Bummer about that too.

3.1 miles on the treadmill this afternoon. Had the ipod running on shuffle and heard some quality Stone Temple Pilots... Plush and Sex Type Thing which I haven't heard in years. Good stuff from the 90's. :)

Neon Launch Miles: 3.10DS Trainer Miles: 14.60
From Clay on Wed, Jun 11, 2014 at 18:23:44 from

Clyde I don't know how you guys do it down there in the heat! I ran in the afternoon today and it was 80 and it about did me in. Hang in there with the hip, injuries suck!

Total Distance

Dave and Logan conned me into doing a speed workout this morning... last night Dave asked me if I wanted to join him and Logan for a "run". I agreed only to find out 1.7 miles into it that Logan had plans to run hard. Ugh!!!! I almost just let them go. But decided to fight off the pain and see what happened. It was hard and the hip hurt like crazy but we did 5x 180 second sections @ 5:20-5:10 pace (for me). Like a 2 min recovery I think. Anyways I'm up in the air if it was a good or bad choice. But it's done.

4 miles on the treadmilll this afternoon

Green Pegasus Miles: 10.20Innov Miles: 4.00
From Logan Fielding on Thu, Jun 12, 2014 at 11:33:39 from

I almost said 5x3min. but that is the same as 5x180sec! Good work this morning.

From Holt on Thu, Jun 12, 2014 at 14:05:49 from

It was a good choice... The power of the Circle will heal you.

Total Distance

Ice loop. Although it wasnt icey. 77 F at 5:30 am and breezy. It felt hot out under the full moon morning. Kept it smooth and ez but right out of the house my hip felt way better than the last couple days. I'm such a different runner when I'm not in crazy pain. Emotionally better too as it takes it's toll day in day out. Hope it feels good tomorrow for the long run.

4 miles in the afternoon on the treadmill. Jammed out to some RHCP video's and music. Sir Psycho, Blood Sugar Sex Magik, CANT STOP. It was all loud.

BlueKinvara Miles: 11.00
Total Distance

Long run with the circle out around the fields town loop. It was hot and windy.. it seemed. Kept the pace smooth but not too fast. Did pick it up to about 5:35 min/mile pace on the last two miles to finish off. Ended with a 6:36 avg for the run.

NoosTri Miles: 22.00
From Logan Fielding on Sat, Jun 14, 2014 at 09:46:02 from

Good work today. I think we should call that loop, "The Mutha Loop."

From jtshad on Sat, Jun 14, 2014 at 09:47:49 from

Nice run!

From Bob on Sat, Jun 14, 2014 at 10:23:00 from

There ya go!

From Superfly on Sat, Jun 14, 2014 at 12:25:17 from


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Ice loop. Hip felt semi ok... I'll take it on a Monday morning. Sunday morning was picture perfect- calm, clear, and the temp dropped to 59F. It even felt a little cool. But today was windy and hot at 76F. It seemed though that most of the time today I had a tail wind. Even though.. I still hate wind.

6 miles this evening on the treadmill.

Red Cumulus Miles: 11.00
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10.2 miles this morning with Logan. The plan was to do a 5 mile tempo. But Logan had a head cold and I didn't want to push it solo... plus the hip was pretty achy. So we just hit the ol' DC loop pretty EZ.

5 miles on the treadmill this afternoon.

BlueKinvara Miles: 10.20Innov Miles: 5.00
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Freeway loop and ish. Thought about a tempo but bagged it again because my hip was jacked. Kept it smooth and just tried to run. Ended up getting owned by the 7 min guy. Hit a 7:01 avg for the run.

4 miles on the treadmill this afternoon

Neon Launch Miles: 4.00Blue Pegasus Miles: 11.11
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4 mile warm up

5 mile tempo @ 5:37 avg

4.5 mile cool down.

Warmed up on the regular dc loop. After four miles I decided to start the tempo. First mile was through B-hills, Second was on the trail above the river and over to the DC. 4&5 up to River Road and 5 was back down the inner river trail. 5:37, 5:32, 5:31, 5:40, 5:43

So so effort and results today. Hip felt doable and ok on the warm up and first two miles of the tempo. But by 2.5 it got tight and then on the last couple miles I was laboring a lot. Feel like I'm stuck in 3rd gear and the motor is rapped out. Just running too hot and not fast enough. Need to find a way to grab another gear or two a long with bringing the rpms down.

4.2 miles on the treadmill this afternoon. Felt fairly good... knock on wood.


BlueKinvara Miles: 13.50Innov Miles: 4.20
From JPark on Thu, Jun 19, 2014 at 22:27:52 from

You're slap'n down the miles this week. Nice work. You doing Lotoja or any organized rides this year?

From Superfly on Fri, Jun 20, 2014 at 07:27:28 from

yeah getting a few in... keeping it honest for the week. :)

No I'm not doing Lotoja or any rides this year. Actually I really haven't been on my bike all summer. Bummer for sure. What bike races are you doing?

From JPark on Sat, Jun 21, 2014 at 10:28:50 from

I'm doing Lotoja this year with some friends and the Ultimate Challenge ride. You should really come up and try Ultimate Challenge some time. Super fun and will test your climbing. Anyways, you're looking good as of late man.

From Superfly on Sat, Jun 21, 2014 at 20:08:05 from

Thanks man. Good luck with your bike races. Maybe next summer I'll get back in the saddle and come do those. I wanted to do Ultimate last summer but just couldn't get up there. Looks killer on the climbs!!!

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DC loop. 62 F made it feel great. Hip was better than normal too- so smiles. Nice to be out running when the sun comes up.

4.1 miles on the treadmill this evening

Neon Launch Miles: 4.10Lunerglide Miles: 10.20
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22 mile long run at a 6:18 avg. Same loop as last week. I called it the marathon training loop in the winter. Maybe now it can be Duce Duce or Double D... IDK. Anyways Hayden, Aaron and Steve started out with me and took it out pretty fast from the start. The slowest mile all day was 6:49 and that was mile 1. Just kept it honest throughout. Those guys cut back through the middle of the fields and I took it all the way to the trail. Nothing very fast as the fastest mile of the morning was 6:07. Just a good long endurance building workout. Temps were great as it was about as good as it gets in STG in June. Started at 67F and basically didn't get any warmer. With clouds keeping the sun away through the finish. I felt pretty good as well with minimal hip pain.... 4/10. 

Blue Pegasus Miles: 22.00
From Bob on Sat, Jun 21, 2014 at 19:48:53 from

Fantastic end to a big week. Great work Clyde!

From Superfly on Sat, Jun 21, 2014 at 20:06:27 from

Thanks man!

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Ice loop. Didn't get out until about 7 a.m. Sun was already up and it seemed warmer. But temps actually weren't bad at 63F. Sunday my hip didn't hurt at all. Like none. I cannot remember a day where that has been the case. So this morning I was excited to see what running would feel like. It was pretty good but the hip did tighten back up about 3 miles in- but pain wasn't bad 4/10. Kept it smooth and EZ. Saw the of the D-hills cross team but not the old grumpy skipper.

150 lbs after the run. Kind of disappointed about my weight. Just can't shake this last 3-5lbs. Would like to get back around 145lb like I was through the winter. But it just wont go away. :(

5 miles this evening on the treadmill.

Lunerglide Miles: 11.00
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Tempo Tuesday with the Circle on the DC loop.

3 mile warm up

5 mile tempo @ 5:30 avg. 5:29, 5:21, 5:24, 5:33, 5:41

Last week I hit a 5:39 avg so today was a little better. But I still struggled to close it out. During the last mile I inhaled a mesquito and it made me start dry heaving, plus the legs were getting heavy and there is a pesky little climb the last .17 or so. But I'd stll like to finish it off stronger. Hip was sorish but very runnable with the heat patch. 69 F when I walked outside. Did one more loop around the park after getting back.

149.5 lbs after the run.... still sitting too heavy. But considering the massive Apollo burger and fries I had for dinner last night. I guess I shouldn't complain.

Tried to pull some mojo from Paul's magical race on Saturday. The guy is amazing. Makes me want to work harder. Not to try and hit a qualifier. I know that's not realistic. But to maximize whatever potential I have left. Thanks for the boost man!

4.2 miles on the treadmill tonight.


Neon Launch Miles: 4.20BlueKinvara Miles: 12.80
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DC loop and then one mile around the park at the end. Didn't get out until after 8.... hot and sunny. But overall things felt pretty good.. even the hip.

147lbs after the run.

4 miles on the treadmill

Red Cumulus Miles: 11.20
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DC loop with some extra at the first in LV. Overcast last night made the morning hot. 80F while out. Took it pretty EZ and just tried to get through the miles. Didn't get much sleep last night so energy was rock bottom. Hip felt pretty good until the last 3 miles. Then it got tight and some clicky pain.  6:58 avg for the run.

4.2 miles on the treadmill this afternoon

Green Pegasus Miles: 11.30
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DC loop and a little more. Hip hurt more today than all week. And I was already in a cranky mood. Just didn't want to be out today.. but got it done. Will take the afternoon off and get ready for the our marathon tomorrow morning. Hope to feel better then.

Red Cumulus Miles: 10.30
From Steve on Sat, Jun 28, 2014 at 20:54:20 from

This entry sounds like a chick PMS entry.


From Superfly on Sat, Jun 28, 2014 at 22:01:21 from

Lol... I run so much I don't get my period anymore;).

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Did a marathon training run this morinng. The full 26.2 miles in 2:44:49 or a 6:16 avg. Met the Circle at the DC early and did the marathon training loop with a bunch of add-ons to get the mileage. My goal/plan was to be right around a 2:45. So we did pretty good considering I didn't even look at the clock until about mile 14.

Felt really junky for the first 6 miles or so. Heart rate was crazy high. I was dizzy and the hip was really sore. Maybe after that I just got numb to the pain. But from 7-22 I felt pretty smooth and just clicked off the miles. Hit the last 6 miles or so at 5:50 pace. Took GU's at miles 8.8 and 17.

Good long endurance workout to have in the books. Didn't run hard enough to get sore. So I should recover fine with rest. Glad to have it done- glad the guys agreed to do it with me.

145.5 lbs after the run.

Blue Pegasus Miles: 26.20
From JPark on Sat, Jun 28, 2014 at 09:22:12 from

Very nice run and week.

From Steve Hooper on Mon, Jun 30, 2014 at 08:01:00 from

Nice run Clyde - You looked strong finishing up!

From jtshad on Mon, Jun 30, 2014 at 12:33:23 from

Awesome run! Your "not hard run" is my MP! Glad you are feeling better.

From Superfly on Tue, Jul 01, 2014 at 07:02:24 from

Thanks guys! It was a good all around workout. Glad it's in the rear view. :)

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Ol' DC loop. Felt fantastic for a Monday morning. Hip worked with minimal pain. Legs swung freely and I just seemed to float through the run. Good stuff to strart the week off with... and feel good after Saturdays marathon.

4.5 Miles on the treadmill this afternoon

Neon Launch Miles: 4.50Green Pegasus Miles: 10.20
From Logan Fielding on Mon, Jun 30, 2014 at 20:54:56 from

Nice picture dillhole!

From Cody on Mon, Jun 30, 2014 at 21:05:04 from

HA! Love it!

From Superfly on Tue, Jul 01, 2014 at 07:01:15 from

Glad you like it:)

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Tempo Tuesday... or at least a poor attempt. It was 80 F when I walked outside just after 5 a.m. I knew today would be hard. Temps this summer have been pretty mild and I'm just not use to running in hotter conditions. Durning the 3 mile warm up I was sweaty and kind of just wanted to bag doing tempo. But the warm up came and went and next thing I knew we were underway.

5:44 first mile. Still finishing off the conversation and getting into it.



.5 5:23

at mile 3.5 I started gagging and also didn't know if the guys were still coming. So I stopped and waited. While catching my breath. Soon after Logan came up the trail and I jumped back in with him. Hit the last 1.5 miles at like a 5:45 avg. Just couldn't get going again.

I don't know what to think about this effort. Not good by any means. But better than sleeping in like I was tempted to do. Still really having a hard time getting the body to want to go back into "race" gear. I'd struggle to race a half right now... So is the DesNews half in a few weeks a good idea? Hmm...

5.1 miles on the treadmill this afternoon. Way too hot outside.. 107F! ):

BlueKinvara Miles: 12.60
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Over to the DC and back. Up at 4:20 and bugged to see the temp at 85 F. That's what I hate about this time of year. The hot days are one thing. But the hot morings just suck. Yesterday was hot and then it clouded up in the afternoon- locking in the heat. So as I ran into a slight breeze this morning it felt like a blow dryer in my face. Mouth got dry in like a mile. The run really wasn't that great. Tight hip too. FML

5 miles on the treadmill this evening. Feet feel tired. I started working at the running store on Wednesday mornings and am not use to standing all day... Plus I wore some old racing flats to work and by the time I left I was soo ready to be off my feet.


Pegasus Miles: 12.00
From Rob Murphy on Wed, Jul 02, 2014 at 19:07:17 from

55 up at Alta where I did my morning run today.

Feel free to reply back in January.

From Superfly on Thu, Jul 03, 2014 at 09:19:36 from

55 F ??? Burr!!! That's gloves and hat weather. Could you see your breath? :)

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DC loop with a couple before. Ran into Steven Abraham Lincoln Hooper Pope Abercrombie and Fitch down by the Dr. Free clinic. He decided to loop back with me for a few miles. No watch but pace was honest somewhere between 6:30-7:00. Temps were a little cooler this morning and it felt lots better even at 74 F. Both the hip and hammy are getting tight. Need to spend some time with them both today.

Ride Miles: 12.20
From Holt on Thu, Jul 03, 2014 at 16:50:32 from

There is a good yoga series on runners world that has an episode for hips, hammies and stuff. It really loosened mine up yesterday.

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Ran the Steven Abraham Lincoln Hooper Pope Abercrombie and Fitch spectacular annual 4th of July run today... Kind of. There are fires up on the regular course so today it was out on the Utah Hill 14 mile loop. It sounded horrible yesterday but ended up not being that bad. After I extended out and around the Bloomington Circle and back to square it off at 18. Haydo kept the pace honest and we hit a 6:58 avg. Not too bad for dirt and some hard climbs. It was warm and I did a fair amount of sweating. But after we crested the final climb there was a nice breeze that actually felt really good all the way back to the cars.

Ghost Yellow Miles: 18.00
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Long run on the marathon training loop.

11 mile warm up @ 7:00 pace... ended up catching the 7 min guy right at the 11 mile mark. Spent the first 4 miles or so in a daze. Kind of seeing stars and almost blacking out. I must have been somewhat out of it. Becaue earlier I scared the shiz out of myself and thought I saw the white lady sitting there looking at me... truely was scared stiff. Oh boy... lol

Only took one Gu and drink at mile 8. It was 80 F and very humid. I was a sweaty pig early and often. And eventually started to cramp up even with the salt pills I'd taken before the run.

10 mile tempo at 5:48 avg or  in 58:14

After the 11 mile warm up I wanted to hit some kind of tempo/  workout. Even though I felt trashed. Quads were even sore from the run yesterday out on Utah Hill. I thought I'd just run as hard and smooth as I could to finish off the last 10 miles of a 21 mlie run. Started to die at around mile 6 and hit a 5:55 there. Thought about pulling the plug but pressed on. Hit mile 7 at 5:42 and got some confidence back to finish under a 5:50 avg.

Not a crazy awesome workout but fairly solid with the hot temps and longer run yesterday. Glad to get through the whole thing without wussing out. :)

.10 cool down back over to the car

From Holt on Sat, Jul 05, 2014 at 13:39:15 from

What the crap are you talking about?!

From Superfly on Mon, Jul 07, 2014 at 09:58:23 from

she's a real ghost.. scary too.

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Ice loop and DC mix. Hot and humid.... but what else is new? Legs were heavy, quads pretty sore and the hip wasn't as good as it could be. But I'm not complaining- just stating the facts of the morning.

150 lbs after the run. I don't know how it's possible but I think I'm gaining weight while hitting 100 mile weeks. FHU

4 miles on the machine tonight. #almostpukedbroccoli

Green Pegasus Miles: 12.20
From Logan Fielding on Mon, Jul 07, 2014 at 14:32:16 from

Hi lone faithful!

From Matt Schreiber on Mon, Jul 07, 2014 at 19:58:23 from

Just looked at your mileage chart. Great consistency these last few weeks. You're tearing it up.

From Superfly on Tue, Jul 08, 2014 at 10:44:33 from

Toche' coach F. Toche'

From Superfly on Tue, Jul 08, 2014 at 10:45:10 from

Thanks Matt. Trying to get something going... but it's been a battle.

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A half hearted tempo today. The guys are out of town so I was solo. Wasn't into it at all. Quads are still sore. Hip and hammy tight. And stomach was pretty bad- 4 star morning if you know what I mean. Anyways I didn't wear tempo shoes... took off and just ran while I thought about doing any tempo at all. Next thing I knew I was over by the freeway and had gone 5 miles. So from the freeway I decided to try tempoing the Mayors loop counter clockwise.

2.5 miles at 5:32 avg. Once I got up to River road I was done. hit like a 5:32, 5:29, 5:33 for the .5

I don't know. Wuss status for sure. My tempos are a joke. I hope it's the heat and humidity that's making it so tough to put together a solid tempo... and not me being just flake city. Because I seriously was trashed once I got to River Road and dripping wet... wanted to lay down on the sidewalk and just die.

Anyways hopefully later in the week I can try it again and do better. Ran a extended 5 mile cool down around the Stone Cliff loop.

147 lbs after the run

4.5 on the treadmill tonight

Lunerglide Miles: 12.50Innov Miles: 4.50
From Logan Fielding on Tue, Jul 08, 2014 at 17:58:05 from

The legs and body will come around. Stick with it. You will be good.

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Cluster of Silkwood/LV/B-hills. Just a run. Nothing special. 7:04 avg. Getting burned out on the hotness. Time to head out of town or something.

146.5 lbs

4 miles on the tm tonight

Kinvara2 Miles: 13.10
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Tempo ish workout. Warmed up out to Stucki and then did the winter tempo loop. Had zero expectations as I feel trashed (flirting with the over training zone) and it was 83 F and humid when I left the house just before 5 a.m (and only down to 81 F when I got back just before 7 a.m). Like it sucks. FACT

5 mile tempo at 5:45 avg. Had no goal other than to make it through 5 miles of some kind of push. Never looked at the watch. Just ran. Didn't ever redline but it wasn't comfortable either. Basically 20 seconds a mile slower than I was through the winter on this loop. But it's basically 50 degrees hotter now- which is proving to be a BIG factor.

After that I did 1.3 miles back across the road section and over to where you get back on the trail as kind of a recovery pace. Like 6:15 ish.

Then one mile at 5:17

Then a recovery mile down to River Road at 6:20ish

And then one last hard mile basically all uphill from the river up past the gas station in 5:26

Then a mileish cool down to finish.

Nothing amazing thats for sure. But I told myself to just do it today. Don't ditch out early or get too worked up over the hot conditions. Just get through the workout and take it for what it is.

148lbs (not bad considering I packed it on with like 8 slices of pizza and a bread twist at pizza factory last night...):

4.2 miles up at Brian Head. It had rained hard and there was a chill in the air with some fog. It was amazing. Other than I couldn't breath because it's 10,000ft and I live at 2,600 ft. temps were amazing though. Loved it!!!!!!!

Green Pegasus Miles: 4.20NoosTri Miles: 14.80
From Logan Fielding on Thu, Jul 10, 2014 at 09:54:38 from

Way to pack it in last night!

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8.2 miles at noon. 55 F man I could live here. The altitude didn't bother me as bad as last night but I still was SLOW.

4.3 more miles at 4:30 p.m and temps were high at 61 F. Oh it feels soo good. But at this elevation I got sun burned on my chest and shoulders in like half hour.

DS Trainer Miles: 12.50
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One of the top ten for sure or maybe even top 5 worst runs EVER! Ran from Brian Head condo to Panguitch lake. I felt sickly-ish all day. Maybe altitude sicknes or something. Dizzy, light headed, totally drained of energy. Just did not want to run- AT ALL! Finally left the condo at 4:30 p.m because Doug was also up here and was gonna drive over and go fishing at the lake. So I sent Myler with him and I ran over. The condo sits at 9,710 ft and in the first 3.9 miles I climbed up to 10,640 ft or so. Felt good that I kept the pace under 9 min miles on the first 2 steep miles then hit like 7:30's up to where it starts to drop. Didn't run any of the downhill hard or fast. First I felt crappy and couldn't... and I didn't want my quads to get jacked skrewing up any potential workouts next week. So fastest mile was like 6:15 and most were just under 6:30 pace or so. Had the shirt off again and got fried on the back and shoulders. Ugh... could this run get any crappier? Yes!!!!!! Stomach started to bug bad around 11 miles into it and forced a road side stop. Anyways I finally go to the boat ramp and found Doug's truck. Waited there for about 35 min's before the spotted me and came to pick me up. Just laied there in the back of the truck and wanted to die for awhile. dehydrated, dizzy, trashed, sick to stomach. FML for sure. 7:06 avg for the run. Kind of forced this run. Most likely would have been better off just bagging running today. But wanted to hit that 100 mile week... because it looks good on paper:). I guess...

Blue Pegasus Miles: 18.20
From Jake K on Mon, Jul 14, 2014 at 11:41:25 from

Have you ever run the loop around Navajo Lake, just a bit south of Brian Head? That's a great trail. Never been to Panguitch Lake, although you make it sound great :-)

From Superfly on Mon, Jul 14, 2014 at 11:51:08 from

No I haven't ran anything over by Navajo. Will have to try it though.

lol... Pang lake is actually ok. Just a bad day for Superfly :)

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DC loop. Hot, humid and wet. The altitude sickness I thought I had seems to be something else. Really having a hard time both physically and mentally. Hoping it only lasts a few days... timewilltell.

7 miles tonight. First afternoon run outside this summer... I'm not sure I even did one last year for that matter. It was only 101 F and did the middle B-hills loop with the secret st at the end. Wasn't too bad all things considered. EZ pace. Stopped for water at the GC cooler.

Lunerglide Miles: 7.00Ride Miles: 10.20
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Maybe the worst tempo of my career:) Warmed up out to Staheli farm then planned on a 7 mile tempo down to around River roadish. I struggled from the very first step. Breathing was hard, rhythm was robotic, dizzy, weak, and no coordination. Stayed with the guys to around mile 2.5 or so. Then they slowly ran away. I wanted to just be done. But kept trying to work through it even though the times were rediculously slow. So the positives is that I stuck out the whole 7 mile tempo on a 84 degree-humid morning. The negatives are that I have issues and the pace was too slow to even blog. It seems that over the last 4 weeks I've progressivly gotten way slower each week. WTF?

143 lbs after- only thing that was positive. finally got weight down.

missingsomething, imnotright, struggling, ithurts

4.7 mile on the treadmill tonight. Still feeling pretty rough. Not exactly sure what's the matter with me. But I was able to get a good sweat going on the machine while jamming to Rage Against the Machine.

But ended the run with this groovy tune from years back. I hadn't heard it in years but in the last few days it keeps randomly coming up on my shuffle. It has a calming but fun feel. Makes me feel good.. and helped put Halen to sleep the other night up in Brian Head. Plus the video is great and I'm not even into skateboards.

Enjoy- West Coast by Coconut Records

Sorry this is random but I haven't shared any videos in a long time. I know my taste in music is old skool but this breaks away from the typical 80's junk:).


BlueKinvara Miles: 13.00Innov Miles: 4.70
From SpencerSimpson on Tue, Jul 15, 2014 at 15:09:11 from

good effort and mentally it will get better. Find a way to have fun again. I hear ya on the hashtags. #makeithappen I wise man once told me "youre on a 3 year plan Spence" :)

From Superfly on Tue, Jul 15, 2014 at 19:02:50 from

Thanks man:)

Have fun again... gotit. ;)

From Vis on Wed, Jul 16, 2014 at 10:39:09 from

Love Schwartzman as an actor and a musician. Thanks for sharing.

From Superfly on Sat, Jul 19, 2014 at 08:48:28 from

Glad you liked it!

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Out and back over to the DC and up to the corner. Temps were a little cooler today at 77 F and it wasn't as muggy so it felt like a completly different world. Crazy what a few degrees will do. Body felt so so. No real pain in the hip or hammy. But the echos in my head, dizziness, weakness and nausea were all there... and after mile 9 it was pretty bad. Really hoping this dosen't last very much longer... racing Desnews half next week is almost out of the question now. Idk. Guess we will see.

On the bright side Logan told me that it's just he and I at the running store this moring at the running store. So it might get a little crazy. PARTY. Might order Jimmy Jons and try on shoes for ourselves:)

143 lbs after the run. All the suddon I feel skinny and little-

4.7 more on the treadmill this evening.

Green Pegasus Miles: 13.00
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Over to the DC and back. Temps were cooler again today like 75 F at 5 a.m when I left the house and dropped to 72 F for the low. Felt fantastic. Coolair on the bare chest almost feels like I'm stealing something. The sunrise was amazing too... made me want to be out on a boat at Powell at daybreak with glass to play on:).  Ran past Stephen Abraham Lincoln Hooper Pope as he was rocking out a tempo. My run was so so. Still battling the sick symptoms I've had for almost a week. If anyone has any aid or advice about low serotonin levels.... dropping antidepresant pills cold turky and the withdrawl efects... I'd be greatful. As this it totally unlike ANYTHING I've ever delt with. Scary, painful, physically draining, mentally deflating... IDK. It's been one week today since I stopped taking the pills and the withdrawl symptoms have been KILLER in every way. ineedhelp

4.5 miles tonight. Felt like I had a fever all day. So I totally wrote off running tonight. Then at around 4 took some Tylonal and was ready to call it a day. But one hour later I felt pretty good so I decided to go out. The run went great for 2 miles. By 3 miles I felt pretty rough. By mile 4 I was ready to vomit up the Tylonal. So did another half mile and gagged for a while in the parking lot. 100+ degrees and full sun as well.

Kinvara2 Miles: 4.50Blue Pegasus Miles: 12.00
From Steve Hooper on Thu, Jul 17, 2014 at 08:23:13 from

Thanks for the high five during tempo -

I have people in my family that take Vitamin D and that has helped them - here's an article:

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DC loop. Nothing fancy. Temps were pretty nice again. Thankful for that.

3 more miles outside this evening. 104 F

And for the record I hate that Pre didn't medal in Germany. And I wish I could re-write the ending of Without Limits.


Pegasus Miles: 3.00Lunerglide Miles: 10.20
From Jake K on Fri, Jul 18, 2014 at 20:25:14 from

Nobody was beating Viren at those Olympics... but it is a shame that Pre didn't win a medal.

From Rob Murphy on Fri, Jul 18, 2014 at 21:12:47 from

1976 would have been a great rematch.

From Superfly on Sat, Jul 19, 2014 at 08:47:58 from

I totally agree with both of you.

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Marathon training loop with the Circle minus Log (as in Logan and not a tree) and the addition of James. Kept it super chill through the first 8 miles. Then got a drink and GU. For the remainder of the run we kept it honest but not hard. Pace was between 6:15-6:35ish on in. Ended with a 6:50 avg for the run. Felt much better today than I have all week prior. Although not amazing. Only had a dizzy light headed spell around mile 18 and it only lasted for about a mile. So much better than it has been and hope it will continue to progress.

Off the subject. I listened to Neil Young's "old man" on the drive over to the DC before the run. And at 4:40 a.m hearing him master the guitar it made me really want to learn how to pick on one... AND a banjo as well. I also fell victum to advertising and bought the new Gillete proglide flexball razor. WOW is all I can say. Best shave of my life. Totallyworththecash

Ride Miles: 21.00
From Holt on Sat, Jul 19, 2014 at 12:30:58 from

Until you have to pay for the refill razors!

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Little shake out/ gauge/ question and answer/ mini tempo workout thing. I am registered for the Dnews half on Thursday. But have ZERO confidence in actually RACING. So  I just wanted to see what the body had in it after feeling sickly all last week without going into the tank too much.

Wamred up all around B-hills and ended up at mile 7 up by the two churchs on Brigham road. Decided to tempo from there down and around the park and back over by the house. Just get in three miles and see how things felt doing it.

Went 5:34, 5:36, 5:32- First mile could have been much faster because theres some good downhill but I just tried to really stay smooth. Second mile is the hardest on paper and times show it. Third has some mild climbing, some flat and mild down.

Anyways in the end I was happy to feel a lot better than last week. But still have Zero confidence in really racing up in SLC. But I'm already registered and already have other plans while being up there. So maybe I'll just do it as a glorified workout.

2.2 cool down

7 miles on the treadmill this afternoon before going to see April.

Neon Launch Miles: 7.00Blue Pegasus Miles: 12.20
From BDase on Mon, Jul 21, 2014 at 10:50:06 from

You may just end up surprising yourself and having a great one ;). Good luck!

From Superfly on Mon, Jul 21, 2014 at 11:25:21 from

Thank You!!! #hopeso

From Dustin on Mon, Jul 21, 2014 at 13:16:06 from

Good luck! You will do fine. I like the updated blog picture.

From Superfly on Wed, Jul 23, 2014 at 09:22:38 from

Thanks Dustin! We'll see how it goes. How's Jordan doing? Still in the MTC or out in the field?

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Joined Log and Stephen for Tuesday tempos. Only I just planned on doing the warm up with them. Then I cut back through the fields and met them at River Road to re-join for the cool down. Temps were CRAZY nice. 66 F!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Felt like Heaven. Best morning all summer- and in July nonetheless. Not very often do I say I wish I was doing my tempo. But today I really wish I would have been doing some kind of workout. It really doesn't get any better than today in the summer. Sometimes in October (like in 2011) it's 75 F or so... Anyways as you can tell I LOVED it and needed it. Legs felt like rail road ties after April worked the shiz out of them last night. I expected it. Slow and EZ this morning @ a 7:20 avg.


Ride Miles: 12.10
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B-hills and secret st. Tried extra hard to keep this slow and ez. Another super awesome morning. 72 F. I honestly think I passed Mitt Romney riding a scooter through B-hills. He gave me a patriotic/ presidential, smug grin as he passed. His hair was perfect and untampered by the wind. #what #itcouldhappen

I have ZERO expectations for the race tomorrwo. All I know is I'll control what I can. Get there early... get a good warm up in... lots of pre potty stops. Then see what happens. Main goal is to stay on the bus the entire time and not decided to jump off early.

#wewillsee #timewilltell

Red Cumulus Miles: 7.00
From JPark on Wed, Jul 23, 2014 at 09:48:00 from

From the outside looking in, it seems like you've had an excellent several weeks; at least in terms of mileage and consistency. Don't want to jinx ya, but seems you might be primed for a good one.

From Bob on Wed, Jul 23, 2014 at 09:49:01 from

No way, the Mitt wouldn't ride a scooter. You eating enough? ;)

From Rob Murphy on Wed, Jul 23, 2014 at 09:58:35 from

That's right. A scooter is dangerously close to a Prius. Something only Democrats drive.

From Holt on Wed, Jul 23, 2014 at 17:08:41 from


Good luck man! Just enjoy it for what it is.

Race: DesNews Half marathon (13.17 Miles) 01:13:49, Place overall: 5, Place in age division: 1
Total Distance

Well... Honestly I'm pretty happy with this considering on paper the time looks slow. But for as sick and messed up as I have been the last two week and the lack of real workouts and downhill running. Today was a positive step. You have to race often to race well... I always say. So call it a glorified workout or whatever. But I was happy to run some good miles 1-8 and then keep working and not give in after that.

I was pretty upset when I was driving from Draper up to the bus pick-up. It was 3:30 a.m and the temp read 86F... you have got to be kidding me? Thats one of the reasons I wanted to do this race was to get out of the heat. And it turned out to be hotter than any workout so far this year in the STG. FML for sure on that one.

I got on the first bus leaving and had plenty of time for 3.5 really solid trips to the potty and 4.5 miles of running warm up. It was hot though and no warm up was really needed. Finished with the warm up in time to top off with a good drink and take a gu. Good thing because I forgot to take a second and I think it really hurt me after mile 8.

Anyways the race started on time. Smile. From the gun about 7 guys took off HARD. Then a few others were up there and even a chick. Justin, Steve and I took the first mile pretty smooth. It felt like I was holding back and still hit a 5:06 mile. I don't want to know what the lead pack hit. I was in around 12th place in the first mile but quickly slid into about 6th.

Worked through the canyon trying to run the tangents as close as possible and trying to dodge the headwind in any way possible. I hate wind. I just pounds my spirits. Both while running or in every other part of life. But splits seemed to be coming off pretty good and I didn't focus too much on it. Took water at ever aid station and put most of it on my head.

As we came out of the canyon at around mile 6 my breathing was way too hard. heart rate was too high and I had no balance.... or feel for what was happening. I tried to relax and Justin came up to me. At the time I was in 4th then to 5th behind Justin. Anyways I thought he'd just blow by as I was just kind of chillin and trying to find some rhythm. And for the next two miles or so I was able to just sit there with him. That was nice. I got some positive mojo back and felt like I might be able to really work the ending miles... Well between mile 9-10 I lost the confidence and Justin had pulled up on me by about 50 seconds. Mile 11 was no better as he was now about 65 seconds up and I looked back to see no one. So I just thought "5th it is". And kind of gave up the chase. Time or place were never a goal today. So I'm ok with both.

Hope to progress from this. Get some real workouts to fall down in the STG and maybe run another half in a month with some real "racing" goals.

Cooled down with Justin for 2.8 around the park. Then did some more getting back to the car.

The worst part of the day came during the cool down when my stomach really started to rumble. Since then I've been on the throne more than 15 time with lots of blood mixed in and coming out. Sorry it's gross but there's no pretty way to talk about it. Had crazy bad stomach cramping/ sick symptoms all day. I feel horrible. Like maybe worst post race stomach issues ever. Even worse than Hobble in 07. And that was bad before, during, and after.  So another FML there.

Had the course @ 13.17 and I hit ALL the tangents. FYI

From Steve on Thu, Jul 24, 2014 at 16:51:39 from

Cool running with you guys a few miles. I'd have to say you looked pretty good today.

From Rob Murphy on Thu, Jul 24, 2014 at 16:52:56 from

I saw you cross the line looking good. Great race.

Probably seemed cool out there for you hey?

From Holt on Thu, Jul 24, 2014 at 20:31:00 from

Not too shab... Like you said, something to build on. Good job!

From Superfly on Fri, Jul 25, 2014 at 07:38:32 from

Thanks guys. It was a good way to spend the 24th. But my time really isn't very good. Had I been running for time or racing it- I'd be pretty bummed about the results. Considering I hit a 1:12:20 first half split in PHX. But I do feel like this will get me going. And that was one of the main goals.

From Steve Shepherd on Fri, Jul 25, 2014 at 10:27:13 from

Solid work! Sorry I didn't say hi to you at the starting line I didn't recognize you. I did turn to Brett and ask him if he knew who the fast looking dude a few people to my left was (Now looking back I figure that was you).

From Superfly on Fri, Jul 25, 2014 at 10:37:18 from

LOL... thanks man. At least I look fast- but looks are very deceiving:).

From Clay on Sat, Jul 26, 2014 at 22:26:36 from

Nice job Clyde.

From RileyCook on Tue, Jul 29, 2014 at 05:15:25 from

Nice race Clyde. If you're looking for another half, you should really consider Top of Utah! I know you ran it a few years ago coming off an injury. But if you're feeling good, you can really hit a good time there. Usually it has very nice temps and some tailwind for 1-2 miles out of the canyon (and by some I mean a ton).

Total Distance

Ran south to the Porter Rockwell trail then over to the Draper park until I was out 6 miles. Then back. There was a house on fire up on the hill and it made for lots of trucks and service vehicles screaming up and down the roads. Then tons of people going up to look. And lots of ash in the air. I saw a snake on the trail too. Snakes are so so so so so so creepy. I was on high alert the rest of the run- I hate snakes. Just took it super EZ. 7:14 avg for the run. I felt  pretty good overall in the legs. But around mile 9 my stomach started to be really queezy again. From there to the finish it was smooth, ez, and shallow breaths. Need to get a couple solid meals in today to try and settle things down. Rio here I come:)

BlueKinvara Miles: 12.00
Total Distance

Justin picked me up in Draper and we drove down to AF to join some Utah county boys. I'm bad with names but... Matt Poulsen and co. Their plan was to do a warm up. Which ended up being 6 miles. Then do a 3 mile tempo. Then 6 miles at like 6:20 pace. Then another 3 mile tempo. Justin and I didn't know about doing any tempo but after the warm up I couldn't not try. So we started the tempo with Matt and (other little fast dude). About 1.5 into it my quads were really feeling the soreness from Thurdays race and I decided to back off. Justin came up and we ran together to finish off the 3 mile tempo in a 5:33 avg. Then we started the 6:20 miles and both of us decided we wanted no part of the last 3 mile tempo so we just ran the last 11 miles at a 6:22 avg and hit 20.

It was a good morning. Good to go out and meet some new guys. I think we started with about 8 in the group. Got in some really good miles and a lot better than if I'd have gone solo. Then the group went to the Sev (7-11) for a post run slurpee. My fav.

Thanks for the run guys! And thanks to Justin for driving me down there and back. Plus temps were nice and cool compared to Thursday morning. Legs are pretty sloppy though and quads are sore. Glad tomorrow is a day off.

NoosTri Miles: 20.00
From Jeff L on Sat, Jul 26, 2014 at 09:32:02 from

Nice meeting you this morning. You guys made that tempo look easy when you sprinted away from us at the beginning.

From JPark on Sat, Jul 26, 2014 at 12:49:02 from

Great to run with you this morning and on Thursday. I'm sure you're going to come on strong for the half and SGM coming up.

Safe travels home. Give me a holler next time you're in these parts and we'll do something similar again.

From Superfly on Mon, Jul 28, 2014 at 10:28:31 from

Jeff- Good to meet you too. Hope to see ya out again.

Justin- Thanks man. I enjoyed the weekend for sure. I'll plan on it next time. Maybe I'll even bring up the bike. Have to get you down here this winter too...

Total Distance

Out and back over to the DC and up to the corner. Overcast and smelled of rain but no luck. Pretty humid... ok very humid. Over all the legs felt pretty good for a Monday. Both hammies are super sore so I'll have to spend some time on the sawhorse. But quads feel much better than on Saturday.

Thoughts- I think I have the opposite of the rainy day blues. More like I wish it would rain so so so bad. It's so dry and we haven't had any real rain since... I don't know when. wouldlovemesomerain

Also I hate. I mean I HATE fireworks. It seems since the 4th of July they've been going off here and there. Such a stupid waste of money... for anyone. FACT. Plus in these crazy dry conditions I don't know why it's even allowed. It's not if but when a big fire will start from them. In fact I think that big one up above Hobble Creek was started by teens this weekend. Stupid. Stupid. Stupid.

And last I'm just sorry, sad, and puzzled at the events of the weekend here in STG. Guess in some ways we never really know why things happen. My heart goes out to the Lusk family in loosing thier wife and mom. But I don't know them. I also hope the best for Dave and Ally and their family. As Ally was there. Running with Terri. Had to hold her friend and neighbor as she basically died. So tragic. It's just bouncing around in my brain over and over. Everyone be safer out there.... last summer it was Braydon on the bike. Now Terri out running. This hits home... hard.

144lbs after the run this morning. 79 F at the start and finish of the run.

7 more miles tonight. It was overcast and only 97 F so I decided to take advantage of the cold front:). Legs felt like junk though. Heavy and slow. Glad I didn't have a watch because it would have been painful to watch it.

Red Cumulus Miles: 7.00Green Pegasus Miles: 13.00
Total Distance

DC loop. Nothing special today. Legs were so heavy last night that I had no plans to do the tempo today... but forgot to tell Loggie. Oops. Sorry ):

Legs were again pretty heavy and slow. I didn't get a chance to work over the hammies on the sawhorse yesterday and now even that right hammy (which really never hurts) is knotted up. So working that out is a must today.  76F when I left at 7:20 a.m.

7 miles this afternoon. It said it was only 100f. I decided running was doable. Headed out and the first couple felt fine. But it was FULL sun. And as I pushed through every mile... I slowly started to tank. BAD. Felt super sick in the end. Cramping, bad stomach, dizzy, ect. This is the kind of afternoon run I've tried to avoid. They do more damage than good. I'll feel the effects for days.

Pegasus Miles: 7.00Lunerglide Miles: 10.20
Total Distance

Struggled to sleep at all last night. Even though I was dead, trashed, or whatever you want to call it. Just felt like I'd crossed the "line" on the run yesterday afternoon and now I was paying the piper. So when the alarm went off this morning I wanted soooo bad to bag it. Rest. Recover. Drink. Drink. And whatever else I could do to get something back. But I couldn't... just made myself get out. Pushed out a run. It felt slow and painful. The watch said it was a 7:07 avg but it felt WAY slower than that. I need some mojo back. #inafunk


Ride Miles: 12.40
From notoldjustolder on Thu, Jul 31, 2014 at 09:56:08 from

I would love to see 7:07 ave on a run. It is all relative i guess. Hope you get feeling better.

From Superfly on Thu, Jul 31, 2014 at 10:03:30 from

Thanks Ry.

Total Distance

Decided to join Stephen and the club over at the DC since I didn't tempo on Tuesday.  Left the house at 5 a.m and it was 81F and muggysih. Warmed up over to the DC and did a little more with the club after that for a total of 5.5 miles warm up.

5 mile tempo basically around the Mayors loop from the DC up to river road and around. I felt fantastic for .25 and then... Reality set in and I felt normal tempo shiz. My quads are cramping up sooooo fast lately. They just feel horrible/ flat/ dead WAY too fast into workouts. Guess I'll blame it on the heat. IDK.  Ended up finishing the 5 miles at 5:36 avg. Nothing great. But happy to push something out.

4.3 mile cool down after. really started to feel weak, dizzy and super sour stomach on the way back. It's been a week since DesNews half and my stomach still wont settle. Maybe I'm pregnant... crazier things have happened?

PM. 3.5 on the treadmill

Innov Miles: 3.50
From Steve Hooper on Thu, Jul 31, 2014 at 10:34:28 from

I think this humidity is enough to bring a man down and it's definitely not helping our times. Glad you were able to make it!

From Superfly on Fri, Aug 01, 2014 at 10:21:22 from

metoo. it was special.

Total Distance

DC loop extended on inner trail and Secret st. Had just a little rain last night at about 9:30p.m. I was hoping it would cool things off. But was sad to see 79 F at 5 a.m. However there was a breezy and it didn't feel too bad out. Fetl much more comfy than Thursday. Pace was EZ. Stomach is up and down so much. Anywho got it in. TGIF

Ride Miles: 12.40
Total Distance

Ran from up by Veyo down through Gunlock and into Ivin's with the club. The good news was it was raining up at the start. Felt soo good. Everyone was complaining that the rain sucked and it was cold and that this was "crazy" to be out running...  for some reason it just bugged me. It's like what do you want? 85 F, hot and muggy. You get that kind of reaction with club members. Not to be mean but they don't appreciate "good" days like members of the Circle. Steve and Haydo were there and it helped settle me down as we took off and left the group to have them there. Anyways long rant. But I was pissy. On little sleep. Up at 3:40 and just wasn't in the mood.

So the first 7-10 miles we had a really nice rain to run in. Stephen kept pushing the pace. Fast and hard early. I knew I was gonna struggle early on as the warm up miles felt hard and my legs were just junk. After hitting mile 10 I got my drink and Gu. Kind of thought about trying some kind of workout. But I just could NOT get my legs going. 6 min pace felt like I was running 100's on the track. I tried for 3-4 miles to get some turnover and only hit like 6:02 on thos miles. So after that I bagged it. By 16.5 I wondered if I could even finish the run and wished I'd have had Hayden come back in his truck and pick me up after he got done. But I just kept plugging a long and finally finished. 6:24 avg for the run.

Need to mix it up or something. Gonna try and have a recovery/fix it week next week. Whatever I'm doing it's not working. Hopefully I can get on the bike or at least the spinner a few times because I'm not happy with how running is going right now.

NoosTri Miles: 20.20
From JPark on Sun, Aug 03, 2014 at 19:40:26 from

Nice mileage again this week. I bet what you're doing is working better than you think. Keep the faith and keep working hard. That said, backing off a little to absorb the training could do you some good. I agree. If you can find the time, the bike would be a great way to mix things up.

Total Distance

20 min's on the elliptical before the run to try and loosen up the quads/ get warmed up.

10.2 miles around the DC loop. 70 f. It had rained some Sunday and then through the night. First time in forever that the ground was wet and the desert smelled fresh from the rain. It was semi muggy but I'll take the post rain muggy anyday over no rain at all. Legs were heavy and soreish throughout. Not feeling too crazy right now about training. Just have to put my head down and keep working... It'll usually turn around for the better down the road.

3.5 miles on the treadmill this evening.

30 min's on the spinbike. Just working on the quads... big knots... get out!

Neon Launch Miles: 3.50Green Pegasus Miles: 10.20
Total Distance

Tempos Tuesday-

Out early with the Circle o' Trust. 70 F at 5 a.m to start with. Temps were down. Humidity was up. 66-70% RH. We were all sweating like Logan- and that was on the warm up section.

3.5 mile warm  up out to the corner by the farm.

7 mile tempo @ 5:37 avg

Overall I felt pretty good today. First solid workout all summer. Times arent crazy fast but I was pleased I didn't want to bail out early and was able to commit to the full 7 miles. In fact I was almost ready to extend the tempo down to the bridge and add like .4 or so more. But Logan stopped at 7.0 and I just decided to call it. But wasn't totally DEAD... hopefully some progress has been made. timewilltell

Cooled down super slow for about 2.75 miles while listening to the two coaches talk about the upcoming season. Its fun for me to listen to them try to use Jedi mind games on each other. I'm just a neutral party. May the best team win boys. #fanofrunning

3 miles on the treadmill this evening.

30 min's on the spinbike. #sweatinglikeapig

BlueKinvara Miles: 13.25
From Holt on Tue, Aug 05, 2014 at 10:55:10 from

Thank you... We will!

From Logan Fielding on Tue, Aug 05, 2014 at 12:19:29 from


From Holt on Tue, Aug 05, 2014 at 14:30:28 from


From Superfly on Tue, Aug 05, 2014 at 19:41:55 from


From Holt on Tue, Aug 05, 2014 at 21:30:16 from

Look at all those hidden words in my hashtag...





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(And of course, fittingly enough) butt

From Superfly on Wed, Aug 06, 2014 at 09:30:14 from


From Logan Fielding on Wed, Aug 06, 2014 at 14:39:42 from


Total Distance

DC loop. Temps at around 70 F and not as muggy. Pretty nice, pretty nice.

5.7 more treadmill miles this evening.

Ride Miles: 10.20
Total Distance

Different moring. I was up and out of the house by about 5:30. Took a GU and planned on doing some miles or 1, 2 mile sets. Started warming up and within about a mile I felt horrible. Mind, body, soul... everything felt like "junk". So I came back home. Didn't know for sure what I'd do the rest of the moring. Thought about the treadmill. spinnbike. elliptical. But never could get on one. After an hour or so I just decided to the DC loop with no "workout" involved. #justarun

Saw one of the wild cats down at the DC with a live baby rabbit in it's mouth. Kind of sad and cool all at the same time. The run was blah. blah. blah

4.2 miles on the treadmill tonight.

NoosTri Miles: 12.80Innov Miles: 4.20
From Jake K on Thu, Aug 07, 2014 at 09:04:25 from

My parents' dog used to kill rabbits. Same thing - kind of sad for the rabbits, but amazing that a Bichon Frise was such a b@d@$$!

Total Distance

B-hills/ Secret St/ LV- Temps were amazing!!!!!!! 63 F. Everything else felt slow and dead. But I didn't care. The air was cool and clear. #goodweathergoodmood

2 miles on the treadmill this afternoon.

30 min's on the spiner

Blue Pegasus Miles: 8.00
Total Distance

Full marathon Training run with the Circle and Stephen. Plus Haydo joined for the first 20 miles too. Met up at Logan's house in Ivins at 5 a.m. Then drove up through Gunlock and Veyo out to 26.2 miles. It was nice up where we started at 59F. The first 8-10 miles were VERY slow and EZ at what we will call LOL pace. Lots of smart, well thought out, wise and useful adult conversation going on. A few times one or more of us were laughing so hard we were almost on the ground. We had GU and drinks at mile 8 but still never picked up the pace. From like 12-16 we got a little faster but still very gabby. Had another GU and water stop at mile 16. From there in pace got a little more formal. But never into full on hammer mode. Fastest mile for me of the day was mile 23@ 5:43 pace. I wanted to just get in the downhill. But from the Y' down to Ivins I did want to run better than I did last week. Held a decent pace to Ivins park or basically mile 25. Then the Circle went over to the splash pad and got soaked in water. From there back to Log's house I just tried to semi cool down and relax. Felt good at the end. Not dead at all. Not really sore either. Much, much, much better run than last week on a similar route. The downhill legs are coming around... but there's lots of work to do.

2:48.46 total time or a 6:26 avg for the run

#specialmorningwithFRIENDS #BUDDIESCLUB

NavPeg Miles: 26.20
From Rob Murphy on Sat, Aug 09, 2014 at 04:52:47 from

Pretty impressive.

From Holt on Sat, Aug 09, 2014 at 05:01:52 from

The run was nice but not as nice as ... !

From Logan Fielding on Sat, Aug 09, 2014 at 09:50:40 from

Way to go team!

From Holt on Sat, Aug 09, 2014 at 09:56:01 from

That is a nice Lego, but not as nice as...

From Superfly on Sat, Aug 09, 2014 at 12:42:22 from

Thanks Rob!

From Superfly on Sat, Aug 09, 2014 at 12:43:39 from


From Steve on Sat, Aug 09, 2014 at 17:20:55 from

Dang man. Crazy training.

From JPark on Mon, Aug 11, 2014 at 20:19:43 from

Another 100+ mile week. You're consistently killing it. I'm willing to bet it's going to pay dividends.

Total Distance

DC loop. Could not get out of bed this moring. Just felt trashed. Finally got out at around 7:30 and was thankful for the overcast that kept the sun away. Temps were warmer at 77F but it didn't feel too bad. Pace was very slow and I didn't feel very sore from Saturday but I did feel worthless. Legs were bricks. After 5.5 miles or so things started to feel better and I was able to get into a little grove to the finish. No goals this week for mileage. So we will see how that goes...

5.8 miles on the treadmill tonight. Got into some old skool Motley Crue videos on youtube. Rocked them for a while longer than I originally planned on staying on the machine. #girlsgirlsgirls #kickstartmyheart #wildside

Lunerglide Miles: 5.80Blue Pegasus Miles: 10.20
Total Distance

4.4 mile warmup to Stucki

4.7 mile tempo

5.8 mile cooldown

Tried to hit a good tempo this morning... It had rained through the night which was awesome but it made it crazy humid and muggy. On the warm up I was dripping wet. But was still positive I could pull of something in the tempo.

5:39, 5:25, 5:22, 5:40, 5:40 for the .7

So I started off pretty smooth but then felt the legs kind of want to go. I let them. Logan was close through 2 miles but at 3 I couldn't hear him anymore. Then when I got to the U turn onto the trail I looked back and saw no one... I knew something was up. But thought I'd keep rolling since I was feeling ok. Got through mile 4 and felt pretty good on the trail. Then went past the power plant and in the lights couldn't see the guys at all. Once I got to the main road below Costco I was worried and stopped. Waited for a second then turned around to go see what was up. Logan came shortly and said he decided to shut it down. It was crazy muggy... like HELLAMUGGY. And none of us were recovered or ready for tempo after our marathon on Saturday. Dave came a little later and he was done tempoing too. So from there on back we just ran and pulled the plug on doing more "tempo". Overall I did feel pretty good. Could have kept it rolling for another couple for sure. But sometimes you just feel like enough is enough. #learntoliveanotherday

7 more miles this evening. Temps were doable with cloudy skis and a breeze. Just took it pretty EZ.

144 lbs this moring and 145 lbs tonight.

NoosTri Miles: 7.10BlueKinvara Miles: 14.90
Total Distance

DC loop. Was slow and had a hard time finding any flow. Ran into Stephen ALHPAF on the trail about the time I started kind of getting something going. After stopping and chatting with him I was agian slow and stayed that way through the finish. Looks like rain... but nothing yet.

3.5 miles on the treadmill

20 min's on the spinbike to loosen up the legs... mostly the quads.

Lunerglide Miles: 3.50Ride Miles: 10.20
Total Distance

a few here and there. busy day. off to Torrey.

Neon Launch Miles: 3.40Blue Pegasus Miles: 5.60
From Logan Fielding on Thu, Aug 14, 2014 at 21:24:54 from

Hey lone faithful! Looks like I am running on my own this weekend.

Race: Wayne Co Fair Sprint Tri (11 Miles) 00:45:00, Place overall: 1
Total Distance

Warmed up by riding from Torrey up to the pool for 8.5 miles with the headlight. Used my sweet Ogio tri bag and hauled the rest of my gear up too. Then ran 2.2 miles before the race started at 7 a.m. Temps were 55F. Nice to run in. But cold coming out of the water. However the pool was warm.

The swim was kind of hard/sucky/idk. Sucked in way too much water on all the turns. Havent swam since STG 70.3 in 2013. But it was short and finally got over. I was second out of the pool. Passed the lead guy in transition but a chick passed both of us and she was first off on the bike.

The bike was an out and back 8 mile rolling hill course. I passed the girl after .05 miles. Tried to just ride as hard as possible. Knowing that if I killed the bike... even if I died. No one would out run me. In the end I put about 4 min's on the other riders chasing on the bike course.

Hit the run pretty solid too. Having had zero tri training with bike and running mixed the legs turned over pretty good. I didn't have a watch or garmin all day so there are no splits, overall time... nothing. forgot to charge. Ended up winning by around 10 min's. Then did some more running to cool down and road back to Torrey. So a ride, run, swim, ride, run, ride type morning.

Had fun. Entry was $5 and I got $15 for winning. So I guess I'm worth about $10 an hour for my efforts.

6 more miles tonight up Sandcreek and around Torrey. Temps are lovely.

NoosTri Miles: 13.00
From JPark on Fri, Aug 15, 2014 at 20:06:51 from

Nice. Sounds like a fun day.

From Holt on Sat, Aug 16, 2014 at 10:32:24 from

Nice... But we remember what happened last time you forgot your watch!

From Burt on Sat, Aug 16, 2014 at 15:44:29 from

Great job! I knew you could do it! Hey, I'm looking for a CAD technician. I'll pay $10/hr.

From Superfly on Mon, Aug 18, 2014 at 13:22:06 from

LOL... Burt.

Dave it wasn't that fast for sure!

Thanks guys.

Race: Wayne Co Fair 5k (3.1 Miles) 00:17:22, Place overall: 1
Total Distance

Got up to Loa in time to do about 9 miles to warm up. Then the kids race started first so I got in another waiting. It's so very hard for me to run good here. The elevation of the race is from 7,100-7,300 ish. First mile climbs out out town. After about .6 into the race I started to feel totally "DEAD". Like done. Really struggled to even finish. Won but didn't have much of a field of seasoned runners to outrun.

Entry was $10. For winning I got a year of free entry to Wayne High sports activities... Not much use to me in STG. So I sold it to a friends dad for $30. A good deal for him and some spending cash for me to buy lunch with. :)

Went to the parade after where my Grandma who is 97 year old was honored as the Grand Marshal and the oldest living graduate from WHS. As WHS is celebrating it's 100 years... She graduated in 1935. The had her ride in a Razor side-by-side for the parade. She wore some cute white gloves like a princess. She was cute. I love her. She's actually my great-grandma but I lived with her and my great grandpa in high school. She's a trooper and a half. My kids have a great great grandma alive and still living by her self. Goes up and down stairs... steep stairs too. sheisawesome. highergenes

50.4 mile bike ride this afternoon with my friend Rocky. It was fun for us to ride here in the valley of our youth. It was hot and sunny though as we didn't get out until about 3p.m. I'm kind of sun burnt from a full day in the sun. The ride was pretty chill. like 19 mph avg.

NavPeg Miles: 7.00
Total Distance

DC loop. No watch but legs were not there. Totally slow and half a sleep. Ran into Stephen and chatted. Had a hard time going after that. Just trashed in general. #needsomerest

5.5 miles on the treadmill this afternoon.

Green Pegasus Miles: 10.20Lunerglide Miles: 5.50
Total Distance

Tempo Tuesday. 4.4 mile warm up to Stucki. It was super muggy again and around 72F. Just didn't have much today. Actually I haven't all summer. Really struggling to hit any positive workouts. Once we hit Riverside Dr there was bad headwind. Then I thought I'd finally get rolling once on the trail but it was muddy and had started raining so it was super slick. Anyways I did put in the whole 8 mile tempo but only hit a 5:45 avg during it. Logan looked good though and is running strong!

The cool down was all in a nice rain storm. Felt great. Been raining all moring too. Much needed and wanted water.

4.4 around LV tonight. Didn't really want to but couldn't pass up the cool afternoon after the rain storm. Just kept it EZ.

Kinvara2 Miles: 14.80NoosTri Miles: 4.40
From JPark on Tue, Aug 19, 2014 at 10:10:11 from

Seems like a pretty positive/solid 8-mile tempo to me. You should feel good about stick'n it out for the whole planned distance.

From Superfly on Tue, Aug 19, 2014 at 19:58:51 from

Yes.. I was very happy to have finished the workout.

Total Distance

DC loop. Felt crazy humid this moring. Even though temps were low at 67F. I sweat my butt off this morning and looked more like Logan. :) Wore the garmin to see where my pace is on normal EZ type runs. Hit a 6:53 avg for the run. Felt really slow for the first 3 miles. Didn't ever feel smooth. Really need to find a way to dial it in better in the coming weeks. Force some kind of peak...

4.4 around LV tonight. I had rained about 20 min's prior. But I was late getting out. So I got the sunny/humind version. The run was short so it wasn't a biggy.

Kinvara Miles: 4.40Blue Pegasus Miles: 10.20
Total Distance

Tempo with Steven. Ran about 4 miles over to the DC and then a little more with the club to warm up hitting 5.16 total warm up miles.

Did the mayors loop tempo and told myself I'd go at least 6 miles of tempo...maybe 7. Mission accomplished! Went 7.1 miles @5:40 avg. A little faster than the other morning with the Circle and I felt much much more in control. Went out way fast with a 5:19 first mile but then settled down and ran pretty even the rest of the way.

3.14 mile cool down back home after.

Weight this week, M- 146.5, Tues- 144, W-143.5, Th- 143.0

My weigt is down... my miles have been solid all summer. So now I just have to find a way to run tempo/race pace. Marathon pace is the goal... and I don't think I'll pull off any good half's in the coming weeks. It seems half marathon pace is killing me. But if I can settle down maybe I can run MP.

Crazy, crazy, crazy dreams last night. Lots on my mind. Having a hard time processing what's happening.


From Steve Hooper on Thu, Aug 21, 2014 at 10:37:58 from

Good job this morning! You took off like a man on a mission. Way to get it done! Looking forward to Sat.

From JPark on Fri, Aug 22, 2014 at 09:29:07 from

Second solid tempo in 3 days. Nice work!

From Superfly on Fri, Aug 22, 2014 at 09:36:12 from

Thanks guys!

Total Distance

Cooler morning but still feels more humid than reg... isn't the old saying "it's hot... but it's a dry heat?" idk but it's been pretty muggy this summer. Run was a sleepy mix of everything. Over to the freeway then up by Southgate golf course and around the dealerships. The back to the DC and home via the park. Felt pretty slow. 7:13 avg proved it to be true.

143.5 lbs

3 miles on the treadmill.

Lunerglide Miles: 3.00Ride Miles: 12.40
Total Distance

Big Mean Nasty Juan.

Goal was to do the Utah county guys workout. 3 mile warm up. 3 miles at 5:30 pace. 8 miles at 6:00 pace, 3 miles at 5:30 pace. Then cool down. That was the goal...

It's been cool all week. Muggy but cooler. Today ways 76F on the way over just before 4a.m and 73F when we were finished. &MuggyAsHell

We met at the DC and warmed up the river trail to River Road and one more mile for three total.

First 3 mile tempo set was @ 5:28 avg. Logan took it out fast... too fast. I hit 5:23, 5:23, and like 5:34. Once back at the DC I thought about just bagging the rest of the day.

Next was the 7.3 mile tempo @ a 6:01 avg down into Bloomington and around that loop and back. We talked and decided to just to this loop and be a little shorter than the planned 8 miles. No biggie here. Felt pretty strong through this section. Thought maybe we were going a little faster than the times showed... but itiswhatitis

Once we got back to the DC I had to stop for a potty break. Dave said he was just gonna keep rolling right into the last 3 mile section. So Logan, Steve and I stopped. Once we got running again the legs didn't want to go fast anymore. So we just did 7 min pace. Logan turned around after only a mile or so. Steve and I took it back up to 3.5 miles out. I had two more potty stops and finally decided I'd try some more tempo on the way back.

Felt so worn down and done that my main goal was to do like ONE more mile at around 5:50 pace... maybe make it to River Road for 1.5 miles.

However we got going and the legs seemed to turn over. And Steven made a solid push that I had to match and I hit the first mile in 5:11. Steve started to fall off around that point and I wanted at least one more. So I kept it going down past the Dr's Free Clinic and ended with a 5:22 avg for that 2 mile section to close it. Should have just done one more... but I was over joyed to have gone faster than 6:00 pace for more than a mile.

Cooled off 1.5 miles back to the DC and really felt wasted. Worked has hard this morning as I have in any workout in a long long time. Three workouts this week. Muggy temps. 100 mile week... Glad it's done.

143 lbs after drinking 2.5 bottles of fluid.

NavPeg Miles: 20.30
From Trevor Baker on Sat, Aug 23, 2014 at 08:41:04 from

Nice workout and week. The 3/8/3 is a good combo.

From Superfly on Sat, Aug 23, 2014 at 11:20:42 from

Thanks. Yeah it's a good one. I'd like to actually do the full 4/8/3 when I grow up:).

From Matt Poulsen on Sat, Aug 23, 2014 at 17:36:39 from

Nice run, Clyde! Looking great! You'll be ready and sharp for St. George.

From Superfly on Tue, Aug 26, 2014 at 09:12:30 from

Thanks Matt. Hope I can at least still see you after the first 5k;)

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Did a run around the Draper trails area. Up in SLC Sunday night and Monday morning. Wanted to get up earlier and do a longish run but needed sleep more. Had a long day doing funeral stuff for baby Ryder. Funerals suck anyways... but baby funerals get ya. By the time I got home there was no time for a evening run. So nine it is today. Hoping for a happier day tomorrow and a good semi taper week with the half this weekend.

Ride Miles: 9.00
Total Distance

Tempo Tues

Warmed up out to Stucki Farms with the Circle. We all talked about how much fun we are having "training" right now. And how we want to do this FOREVER. ;) Temp was a 78F when we left the cul de sac at 4:50 a.m. I just wish once that on a "workout" morning we could get some cool crisp air.

Anyways after the warm up we got going. My watch battery died yesterday and it resets all the functions. So I didn't get any splits. But right out of the hole the pace felt fast. I felt like my breathing was off and was working pretty hard. For the most part we all were right with one another. Dave ran like he can this morning and put the hammer down. I finished about 3 seconds behind him. Logan had a rare "off" moring for tempos and around mile 6 Dave and I caught and passed him. He must have forgotten his roids today;).

Flet like I ran good. Pushed through some hard spots where my stomach felt like crap. Ended with a 5:37 min mile avg.

Cooled down back and my stomach was B. A. D.

From Steve Hooper on Tue, Aug 26, 2014 at 09:32:17 from

Solid workout this morning!

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DC loop this morning. It was the morning after... a hard hard hard rain. It was awesome and dropped a lot of water. The river was a good 4-5 times normal size and that was at like 7:30 this morning. Hours after the rain had stopped. It also really cooled the temps of leaving it around 63F. I enjoyed running around seeing all the sand, gravel and ish washed here and there from the nights storm. The running part was back seat to the "exploring".

7.1 miles around the middle B-hills loop and Secret St. Got in a few more tonight. Haven't got in a double all week and need a couple to keep things in check this week before the race on Saturday. So I just tried to run EZ and stay loose. It was only 91F and didn't feel too bad. Good weather to work on my tan.

NoosTri Miles: 7.10NavPeg Miles: 10.20
Total Distance

Middle B-hills and Secret St. Awesome morning. About as good as you can draw it up here in STG in Aug. No watch but it had to be slow. Tried to take it EZ.

146 lbs. Seems like the body knows how to pack it on for race week...

7 miles on the treadmill this eveing.

Lunerglide Miles: 7.00Ride Miles: 7.00
Total Distance

Just a EZ run this morning. Actually felt really reallty flat and slow. 7:17 avg. Just kind of yuckish and heavy legs. Typical pre race crap-o-la.

Blue Pegasus Miles: 7.15
Race: Southern Utah Half (13.13 Miles) 01:10:53, Place overall: 1
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My plan all summer was to do this new race as my STG tune up. The last couple weeks I've been kind of second guessing myself and wishing I'd done Hobble or TOU half. Been soo negative about my choice to run this. First year race... Hot temps... Pretty fair if not challenging course after the first 4 miles. But in the end I'm happy with my choice to stay here and run. Hats of and special thanks to Steven and Kendra and the running store for a super job orginizing what will be a great annual race here in town.

I had my alarm set for 3:30 a.m to give myself enough time to "wake up" and take care of business for the 6 a.m starting time. However I woke up at 2:30 to go to the restroom and never could relax and fall back a sleep. So at 3:15 I got out of bed. Got dressed and went outside to jog a mile to get the process "going". It felt hotter than it's been. Temp said 71F and I was sweating by the time I got back home after only a mile. Bad sign... Went through the rest of my nomal pre race morning ish and left to catch the 4:45 bus up to the start.

Dave and I did 3.2 miles of warm up and it again felt hot up there. More negative thoughts. But I wanted to make the best of the day and before the gun went off I had ample potty stops in  and felt ready to do my best.

From the gun Dave and I took of and never had anyone else to worry about.

1. 5:06- This is just a fast steep downhill. 

2. 5:06- More of the same downhill but a good climb for .3ish at the end. So this mile could have been smokin.

3. 5:16- net downhill but with some rolling. Feeling ok but at times I feel like I may be going too fast. But don't dare back off because Dave is right there pushing on the gas.

4. 5:10- One small little up through the houses and then some fast downhill to the bottom and river. Dave and I are together as we start the begining of the trails.  Saw Mik'L and Myler and got a drink and Gu.

5. 5:22- Mesquito trail. This is the best I've EVER run this section of trail. Started to pull away from Dave.

6. 5:24- End of Mesquito trail over to the townhomes by the river trail. Again this is the best I've ever ran through here. And as we have dropped down by the river I'm not as hot anymore. It's still dark out too.

7. 5:27- Down the river trail and through the construction to about the T' where the other trail connects. This was a solid mile through here as I hit plenty of mud through the construction area and... slowed to try and get it off my shoes once the trail was clear.

8. 5:25-  Through the big turn on the river trail and ended just a little abover where our tempos end. Starting to get more light. Still feeling pretty strong. Haven't once looked at the watch or pace. So I could have been running #whoknowswhat

9. 5:31- Down uner River road and up to about the Dr's free clinic.  Got another drink at the Dr.s Free pull out. Feeling strong. No stomach issues. Smiles.

10. 5:37- From Dr's free down to about .4 above the DC.  Saw Myler again yelling at me.

11. 5:34- Down through the DC and over the bridge under the freeway.  For the first time while going over the wood bridge I get to look back and see where Dave is... I don't see him. Puzzled because I thought I had just heard his footsteps behind me.

12. 5:33- Basically from the freeway down a mile. Still felt good and although I wasn't being pushed I wanted to keep pushing myself. Felt like I could. Legs felt strong.

13. 5:37- Down to Man-o-war bridge and off the trail. 90 degree trun east to the park. Had a hard time keeping the pace twisting through the parking lot and making the turns. But at no point did I feel I was tired or ready to stop digging.

.13 @ 5:24 pace. Through the dirt and onto the grass. No struggling finish. Felt great! Awesome finishline stuff too.

So for very low expectations... I came out pretty happy with the morning. Felt like it was a much better race effort than I gave at DesNews half in July. And I feel this is a slower overall course than that one... but conditions today were better here than they were there. Cooler and no headwind. I'm happy to get some positve running mojo going.... I needed it. Decided this moring to just #Goforit!

4 mile cool down with Dave. Now the stomach is starting it's post race junk and I had multipal trips to the potty for the rest of the day.. FML for sure on that one.



Red Cumulus Miles: 1.00Ride Miles: 4.00Green K5's Miles: 16.30
From AZ Cop Runner on Sat, Aug 30, 2014 at 16:48:25 from

That's sounded like a fun race. Especially where Myler is cheering for you! Good job.

From Holt on Sat, Aug 30, 2014 at 16:50:38 from

That was #aprettyfreakin'goodrace! Great job!

From jtshad on Sat, Aug 30, 2014 at 18:52:59 from

Great race! Looking forward to seeing you at St. George marathon!

From Dave Taylor on Sat, Aug 30, 2014 at 21:02:42 from

Wow, serious splits with hills and mud on shoes.

From Paul on Sun, Aug 31, 2014 at 08:46:21 from

Nice work, congrats on the win.

From Steve on Sun, Aug 31, 2014 at 11:50:48 from

Good showing Clyde! Very cool to see you pull a good race out. I was pretty disappointed to not be able to run with you guys. Next time!

From Matt Poulsen on Mon, Sep 01, 2014 at 10:10:51 from

Excellent race, Clyde! You deserved this one. Very nice splits. Looking great for St. George!

From JPark on Tue, Sep 02, 2014 at 12:53:03 from

Great race Clyde. The hard work is paying off. Keep it up and ride the momentum clear to SGM.

From Steve Shepherd on Wed, Sep 03, 2014 at 09:01:10 from

Congratulations! Well deserved! Looking strong for the marathon!

From Superfly on Thu, Sep 04, 2014 at 16:28:48 from

Thanks everyone! It's nice to get some positive mojo flowing... Hoping to ride it out this time. ;)

Total Distance

50 min's on the elliptical. Worked on keeping the legs from getting stiff. They seems pretty good today but sitting around all day would have been bad.

From Greenhill on Sun, Aug 31, 2014 at 22:52:46 from


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Semi longish run with the Circle. Logan tried to ruin it for everyone by being weird. I don't know what his deal is.;) Nonetheless it was a special morning running down our home marathon course. We haven't been on it all summer and it's past time. Just took it EZ all morning. The main focus was to just get in the downhill running. We started in Veyo and ended at the church on Bluff. It was dark for at least 10 mile of the run. None of us had headlamps (we never do). There was construction barrels everywhere and LOTS of northbound traffic. Like more than I can ever remember. About a mile atop Veyo hill I was thinking "one of us is gonna run into one of these barrels".  Because it's dark... and we are dodging cars. Well about 2 steps later I slammed into on. Full stride. No heads up. Faceplant. Both hands ended up bloody. I used a four letter word. And the guys laughed. Hard. #effingAholes ;) Other than messing up my only two hands pretty good. I'm fine. So don't worry. Picked myself up and got back on.

Finished the run at a 6:45 avg. Laxi Taxi morning. Glad to get the run in.

Blue Pegasus Miles: 16.60
From Logan Fielding on Mon, Sep 01, 2014 at 14:13:28 from


From Clay on Mon, Sep 01, 2014 at 20:09:35 from

Clyde, I hate it when that happens!:)

From Steve on Mon, Sep 01, 2014 at 20:14:39 from

Wish this had been caught on video.

From Superfly on Thu, Sep 04, 2014 at 16:30:15 from

It wasn't even funny...;)

Total Distance

DC loop. Felt like this run took hours. At mile 6 I felt like I'd been running all day. No watch so I don't know for sure the details. But it was slow. Legs felt stiff and much more lazy than yesterday. Really wish I would have gotten a short afternoon run in yesterday. It would have helped.

145.5 lbs

4.5 treadmill miles tonight.

Lunerglide Miles: 4.50Ride Miles: 10.20
Total Distance

DC again. The morning was great for a run. Legs were not. Quads are pretty tight and soreish. Slow. If theres not a big difference by this afternoon I'll bag the workout tomorrow morning too.

6.8 miles on the treadmill this afternoon.

Green Pegasus Miles: 10.20Lunerglide Miles: 6.80
From Ben VanBeekum on Wed, Sep 03, 2014 at 21:33:13 from

Dude great mileage this week and solid win on the Half Last weekend. Planning on golfing Thursday before the Marathon, so dont disappoint me!

From Superfly on Thu, Sep 04, 2014 at 10:02:58 from

Thanks man. We will have to see about golf... it kind of jacks my hip up. So I'm not sure I want to do it before the race. What about after? Or you could stay and we could go Monday after. :)

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Tempo Tuesday on Thursday

Had a pretty good one today. Temps was 69 F at 4:50 when we left and continued to drop throughout the run. This helps tons!!! Wamed up out to Stucki and kept having stomach cramps. Finally out there I got in a good pre tempo #2 stop.

We got going and it was fast from the first mile. Logan kept the foot on the gas pushing me through miles 1,2,3 and into 4. I was really happy how I ran today following the race on Saturday and then the run down the course on Monday. Miles 5,6 are always hard on Mesquito and Riverside. I also couldn't see the guys any more and wondered if they'd stopped. So I kind of slowed thinking maybe I should turn around. But decided to just keep going. Then I wanted to try and get it going faster on the trail on miles 7,8. Didn't really do so on 7. Don't know why as I felt pretty good still but mentally just lost focus. Then on the last mile Steven came running up the trail and as I passed by him he flipped and started chasing me. I didn't know it was him and thought it was Dave or Logan comming back to me. So that helped me get the pace back.

Ended with a 5:34 avg for the 8 mile tempo. Not too shabby on this course. Staying out on Riverside is tough.

5:27, 5:21, 5:20, 5:33, 5:46, 5:46, 5:49, 5:34

5 miles on the treadmill this afternoon while the nanny was here. First day... That was pretty much amazing.

Neon Launch Miles: 5.00BlueKinvara Miles: 15.25
From JPark on Thu, Sep 04, 2014 at 10:31:03 from

Good stuff man. Nice work!

From Superfly on Thu, Sep 04, 2014 at 16:27:44 from

Thank You!

Total Distance

DC loop in the dark. Solo. A storm kind of circled me but I actually never got any rain on me. But the streets were wet here and there. Dry at the house when I left and wet when I got home.

The blue Pegasus shoes have been awesome. But today they started to feel like they are on the way out. I've loved the new Pegasus though.

146 lbs was a little heavier today. 144lbs yesterday. But I drank a GIANT smoothie before bed and I'm guessing it's mostly water weight.

Blue Pegasus Miles: 10.20
Total Distance

Alarm set for 3:30... but I have this sick and twisted thing in my life that makes me wake up one hour before any alarm. So at 2:30 a.m I got up went to the restroom and was... up. FML

Long run down the marathon course. Second longish run down it in 5 days. I kind of wanted to do a 4 mile, 8 mile, 4 mile tempo workout today. But after only about 3 miles I decided to bag it and just go a little longer. Just wasn't feeling it today. At all. Had some mexican food last night. Large combo plate... made for 5+ star morning. Got to clean up the diet next week for sure.

Anyways Aaron and Steve basically took off right out of the car. I thought even if I do run hard today I'll warm up first. But after 8.9 miles and our water bottle stop I wasn't into it. So Logan headed out to get a progression run in and I just made my way down the course. Fastest mile of the day was 5:56. Once I got to Bluff St. I was basically at mile 17 and I took a left up over Red Hills PKWY and followed the Ironman course to it's turn around. Then I dropped down around Dixie St and back up around the park to extend it to 23.25 miles for the run. Hit a 6:30 avg today. Nothing fast... but kept it honest and got some good miles on the legs to finish off a solid week since the half last Saturday.

146 lbs after. Wish it would have at least gave me one more pound off... Feeling too heavy heading into the weekend.

Ride Miles: 23.25
From Logan Fielding on Sat, Sep 06, 2014 at 10:15:54 from

Good run today. You will rock it at the marathon. Don't pack it in at Cafe Rio today!

Total Distance

DC loop. Felt ok for a Monday. Nothing special today.

147.5 lbs. About 3lbs heavy. Last weeks diet was crap. I knew I'd be big today. Lots of stress and I gave into food. Gotta do better this week.

10.2 more miles this afternoon. DC loop again. Got rained on the last 5 miles. Felt great. Had I waited about a half hour longer I would have had rain the whole run. #catsanddogsoutsidenow

Green Pegasus Miles: 10.20NavPeg Miles: 10.20
Total Distance

Tempo Tuesday...

There once was a boy who got up early and met his buddies for a tempo run. He wanted to run strong. He felt like things were moving in the right direction. But... his morning turned out to be a total train wreck. It was CRAZY muggy and that might just be this boy's kryptonite. The warm up felt hard. The first mile or so of the tempo the breathing was way too hard. And by mile 4 it was over.  He tried to keep battling all the way through mile 8 but effort was hard and splits were ugly. The other boys ran away down the dark trail and this boy had to run all by himself... It was sad. Just totally cramped up. Made some hammer fizz drink before the run. But forgot to drink it. That could have helped. IDK. Hopefully next time turnes out better.

143.5 lbs after. Did sweat my butt off and dropped the weight back down.

2.2 more miles on the treadmill this afternoon. Just enough to get a sweat going. Then weights and hip stuff.

Lunerglide Miles: 2.20BlueKinvara Miles: 14.80
From Steve Hooper on Tue, Sep 09, 2014 at 10:17:18 from

I'm with ya on the humidity this morning!

Total Distance

Slow and hard DC loop. I can't really remember feeling this wore out, trashed, tired, and just drained in life. Could be kind of sick. Idk. Just drug it around the whole time and never got going. In fact I wanted to walk home the last mile.

146.5 lbs. Thought I'd be low as I was so dead. But... nope. FML

7 miles tonight around the middle B-hills and Secret St extension. Wanted and tried to feel better than this morning. And maybe I kind of did. But it was still pretty robotic. I just feel totally out of sync. 90 F out but it did kind of feel like a "fall" day. Thank goodness... i'msickofsummer

Green Pegasus Miles: 7.00Blue Pegasus Miles: 10.20
From Trevor Baker on Thu, Sep 11, 2014 at 09:37:34 from

Hang tight. It'll come around... Running in the heat like you guys have to do can wear on ya esp when you run 100+ every week.

From Superfly on Thu, Sep 11, 2014 at 11:25:05 from

Yeah your right... I hope;). Need it to come back.

Total Distance

DC loop extended through B-hills. Such a nice morning out. 60 F. Calm and clear. I love these types of morings in September. Shirt off and a little chill on the chest. Still feeling like I'm pulling a plow behind me. Just no power or git up and go. Tried to run some 6:20's for about 5 miles just to get out of the super slow rutt. Ended with a 6:44 avg.

145.5 lbs after. Weight is up and down every day. I'm about to chuck the scale out the window and stop stressing about it.

30.5 mile ride at 20.3 mph avg. Decided to get on the bike and see if it would help loosen up/ unjam my legs. Didn't push it hard but kept it honest the entire time. It was 90 F but really felt good out. Enjoyed it. Feilds/Airport/Sunriver/back around LV.

4.4 mile run. Got off the bike and headed out for a short run around LV. Legs didn't turn over coming off the bike. But I didn't expect them too. By the time I finished I was really sweaty and hot.

144.5 lbs after- Hydrated well on the bike and before heading on the run.

Blue Pegasus Miles: 4.40NoosTri Miles: 12.60
From Jake K on Thu, Sep 11, 2014 at 12:03:48 from

If you weigh yourself before you run every day, it will be more consistent.

From Holt on Thu, Sep 11, 2014 at 20:10:56 from

Or just quit doing it and worrying yourself all the dang time!

From Logan Fielding on Thu, Sep 11, 2014 at 20:19:39 from

My left leg weighs 144.5

From JPark on Fri, Sep 12, 2014 at 09:32:15 from

Dude, you're stress'n a little much. You've been pushing hard all summer and have put in a lot of good work. You can't be "on" all the time. Things will come around. You're going to have a good race. Focus on have'n fun!

BTW, saw that you and Holt on the 10 year club list. It's my 10-year too. You guys planning on attending the banquet?

From Superfly on Fri, Sep 12, 2014 at 11:12:25 from

Jake- I know. I just like to see the lowest possible number. Even though it's not really real. It's the wrestler in me.

Logan- your back hair is that heavy.

Justin- I know man. Thanks. yes I'm planning on going. You?

From Jake K on Fri, Sep 12, 2014 at 11:19:30 from

Then use a different unit - like kilograms or stones. Guaranteed lower number!

From Superfly on Fri, Sep 12, 2014 at 12:38:27 from

lol... i forgot about stones. when i lived in england all the kids would always ask us how many stones we were...

Total Distance

shorter run this morning. skipped running with the guys down the course. ran into dave on my run after he'd finished. he said they caught some good waves. it made me mad I decided not to go with them. bummer. hopefully tomorrow's surf is just as good.

3 miles on the treadmill. then weights, hip, and other secret stuff.

Red Cumulus Miles: 7.70Innov Miles: 3.00
Total Distance

Long run down the marathon course. Met Aaron at the finish line at 4:45 and caught a ride up with some people I don't know. I was just happy to snag a freebie and not have to drive back up.

My goals for this morning were. 1- get some faster downhill miles in (how many I wasn't sure), 2- DO NOT OVERDUE IT!!!!!

Got out of the car and started the run with a 6:16 warm up mile. That's how it goes when you run with Aaron. Hit the first 10 miles pretty uptempo and picked Steven up a long the way. After GU'ing up and a potty stop I was ready to do some kind of pick up/ workout/ tempo thing. And at mile 10 we started. Kept a solid push all the way into town to mile 20. Never redlined it. Never felt out of control. Just relaxed, yet dialed in. Splits: 5:09, 5:16, 5:29, 5:25, 5:19, 5:32, 5:30, 5:22, 5:15, 5:22

The first mile might have been fast. But I went out with Aaron up pulling me. I felt pretty good and the pace didn't feel this fast. I would have guested at the time we were only going 5:25 or so. Everything else felt very smooth. Past Winchster through the S's I really just ran EZ as those miles are much faster than my times. Then the last 3 miles through town I did try and hold something harder. Logan ran strong last week on the closing miles and I wanted to do the same. Pretty happy with the finish as I felt great. Not dead, sore or jacked up at all. Jogged .5 cool down and called it a day.

Ended the 20.5 mile run in 1:59:11 or a 5:48 avg.

Pretty happy to have turned the corner after feeling SOOOO worthless earlier this week. Time will tell if I am sore or not next week. But I'm looking on the bright side this time.

144.5 lbs after

Green K5's Miles: 20.50
From Matt Poulsen on Sat, Sep 13, 2014 at 12:13:19 from

Wow! Are you ready for St. George, or what? Great run. I'm very happy you are feeling good. You are ready to rumble.

From JPark on Sat, Sep 13, 2014 at 14:47:53 from

Great job! You're looking awesome!

From Trevor Baker on Sat, Sep 13, 2014 at 16:29:21 from

Awesome work! You're hitting your stride at the right time.

From Superfly on Sun, Sep 14, 2014 at 10:16:39 from

Thanks guys! You all are ready to slay your own big race coming soon. Gonna be a fun one...I hope. :)

From notoldjustolder on Mon, Sep 15, 2014 at 11:50:12 from

Great run. YOu are looking good for STG. Now, avoid the temptation to test your body like that again. Save it for race day.

From Superfly on Tue, Sep 16, 2014 at 16:47:19 from

Thanks Ry. NO TESTS. I promise.

Total Distance

Secret St and middle B-hills. A lilttle more sore this morning than I thought I'd be. Not too deep but I can feel it for sure. Legs were heavy. But it was a super morning out. I'd take these all year long.... but then I'd live in San Diego with millions of crazies. Sleep is off. Need to get better at it in the next couple weeks. 

60 min's on the bike for 20 miles. Kept it honest but never hard. Tried to work the legs knots out the best I could.

7 miles on the treadmill right after. 37 seconds transition time between the two. Between the bike and the treadmill I got through all of School of Rock. I don't like Jack Black but I laughed today.

Ghost Yellow Miles: 5.00Neon Launch Miles: 2.00Blue Pegasus Miles: 7.00
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Tempo Tuesday/ Workout with the Circle

I didn't want to do the same old tempo loop. Just sick of it more than anything. So I talked the guys into meeting at the DC and we did a 2x4 mile workout with 6 min jog in the middle.

Warmed for 4 miles out and back. Temps were ok. 70F. By the river it felt a little cooler. But I'd still like it much cooler when I try and run hard. The plan was to go clock wise from the DC up the river trail and around the mayors loop to the 4 mile mark. Then jog 3 min's out and 3 back. Then come back counter clock wise for the last 4 mile set.

I didn't reset my watch after the first set so I just have the avg for all 8 miles at 5:33 pace. Goal was to be about 5:30 pace. So a little slower and I'm fine with that. The bad thing was I just felt forced almost the entire workout. The 4th mile about killed me and I was soooo thankful for that 6 min jog to recover. Legs just cramped way too fast. But I knew I wasn't totally recovered from Saturday as the calves and quads are both still sore.

In the end I'm just glad I didn't bail early. Pushed through. It wasn't pretty. Nothing special. But for me most aren't.

145.5 lbs after run.

30.2 mile ride on the Venge this afternoon. Left a little after 2p.m and it was 100F and when I got back it was 103F. Not complaining. Just facts. Out through the fields to the big hill before Sand Hollow. Then back around the airport. Another pretty honest ride. I did take the last couple hills EZ in the small ring. But I was basically out of water and what I had left was boiling in my non-insulated clear (green house effect) bottles. 

Decided to pass on another run this afternoon. Was short on time and just couldn't be bothered with it.

147 lbs post ride.

BlueKinvara Miles: 15.30
From Steve Hooper on Tue, Sep 16, 2014 at 09:51:06 from

Solid workout. Way to push through. Still a really solid pace!!! Look'n good - for all the right reasons!

From Superfly on Tue, Sep 16, 2014 at 10:28:38 from

Thx! I'm thinking about starting an escort service for all the right reasons.;)

From Ben VanBeekum on Wed, Sep 17, 2014 at 13:40:36 from

Workout looks familiar? I think I enjoy the breakup better then 8 miles straight. Looking good though man! Can't wait to catch up with you suckers down south!

Total Distance

DC loop this morning. It was like pulling teeth to get out the door today. Run was so so. Warmer today at 74F. Just got through it.

144lbs after.

5 miles on the treadmill this evening. Didn't get out when it was raining... for the 7 min's it rained.. It came down!

Lunerglide Miles: 5.00Ride Miles: 10.20
From Matt Schreiber on Wed, Sep 17, 2014 at 20:13:34 from

I haven't stopped by in a while.. Looks like you're still racking up the miles.

From Superfly on Thu, Sep 18, 2014 at 09:13:41 from

Getting a few in here and there:)

Total Distance

DC loop. No watch but I tried to keep it honest rigth out of the cul de sac. Haven't officially started any taper per say. But my overall weekly mileage will be lower this week and next. But I'd like to up the overall cruising speed on regular runs for the next couple weeks.


6 miles this afternoon. Hit 2 miles on the treadmill and then got to do the other 4 outside. #easypeasylemonsqueezy

Green Pegasus Miles: 10.20Lunerglide Miles: 2.00NoosTri Miles: 4.00
Total Distance

Big boys Marathon Prep class today.

Last week I ran the same course at a 5:48 avg for the run and felt smooth and rockin. Today I ran a 6:05 avg and felt like crap. The whole run. From the very start. Temps were warmer today than the last couple weeks but overall I just felt wore out and run down. Glad today wasn't race day...

Anyways after a 4 mile warm up we started the 4 mile, 8 mile, 4 mile workout.

I didn't want to do it from the start and let the first mile slip by at 6:21, Tried a little harder on the next to hit 5:48. By then the guys were way up on me. Tried harder on the last couple miles hitting a 5:24, 5:15 to almost reel them in before stopping at our water and GU.

8 mile set at 6 min pace. Nothing fancy here. Just rolling a long but the pace didn't seem to be that fast. I just felt like I couldn't go fast at all. But we basically hit our marks.

On the last 4 mile set I didn't feel better. But wanted to "push" out whatever I could and make the best of it. Went 5:16, 5:12, 5:12, 5:27. On the last mile I almost got hit by not one but two cars while I crossed the blvd and slowed down. After that I never got the same flow again. But overall happy to have closed it out and logged something for the bank...

144.5 lbs after

NavPeg Miles: 20.50
From notoldjustolder on Fri, Sep 19, 2014 at 11:44:52 from

Clyde, time to rest the horses. you are prepared for a good marathon. Resist the temptation to "test" yourself just to make sure.

From Ben VanBeekum on Fri, Sep 19, 2014 at 13:31:13 from

Hang in there buddy. Look back at all your workouts and prep. You are ready. One more solid workout next week and then rest it my friend! Trust me SUPERFLY will be out to play on Marathon day.

From Superfly on Fri, Sep 19, 2014 at 18:18:56 from

Thanks guys. GOTIT!! Save the magic until race day. Relax, sit back and look HOT! ;)

From Clay on Sat, Sep 20, 2014 at 10:39:00 from

Dude, I would give anything to be you... I get to sit on the side lines for the second year in a row and let me tell you it sucks. Save it for the race kiddo, your ready. I'll be tracking you on the App so don't let me down!

Total Distance

7 miles on the treadmill. Busy, busy, busy last couple days with kids, yard and other projects. #TRASHED

Total Distance

60 min's on the elliptical. Body needed to stay in motion today. Not a hard effort. Smooth workout to get a sweat going and that's about it.

Total Distance

DC loop. Got out a little faster. Kept it honest all morning. 6:37 avg. Felt strong for a Monday.


148.5 lbs... kinda phat too

Lots of work on the end of a shovel and rake. sore. sunburnt.

NavPeg Miles: 10.20
Total Distance

Big boy workout... number-...LASTONE :)

Warmed up from the DC over around Southgate GC for 3.6 miles

Plan was to do a 5 mile MP temp around the mayors loop clockwise. Then do a one mile jog recovery and then a 2 mile LT tempo from the DC up to River Road

First 5 mile tempo seemd so so. Not bad. Not great. I just hung back and while Logan kept the foot on the gas. So I'd push a little and close the gap. Then back off a little. Seemed that went on the whole time. Ended with a 5:33 avg for that section.

1 mile jog for recovery

2 mile LT tempo. Wanted to go out strong but knew following the 5 miler that I wouldn't be able to go for my PR of 10:13... plus it was dark. Like you can't see JACK for about 300m on one section in the first mile. So I went 5:10, 5:21 for a 10:31 2 mile. Pretty good for and basically hit the workout as I'd planned on doing. That's always a plus.

Logan ran great... again. He's been killing me in all the workouts. And for all the crap we give him... I think the SPECIAL LITTLE GUY is gonna ROCK the marathon. Maybe even PR. He's running greart and it's fun to see. A little hariy though and that part is gross.

3 mile cool down. 2 with the guys. 1 solo

145.5 lbs after

BlueKinvara Miles: 14.50
From Steve Hooper on Tue, Sep 23, 2014 at 09:30:55 from

Solid workout Clyde! You're going to Rock it as well. Way to push on those last two after a steady first 5!

From Superfly on Tue, Sep 23, 2014 at 13:51:54 from

Thanks Steven. Missed ya today.

From Holt on Tue, Sep 23, 2014 at 14:24:19 from

thanks for not posting my effort/times!

From Superfly on Wed, Sep 24, 2014 at 11:26:07 from

Oh you ran just fine. Gonna be ready for a super STG. Just watch.

Total Distance

B-hills and around Piolt. Temps were lovely this morning. So much so that I wore a shirt. But later regretted it. Slow and EZ recovery run from yesterday. It would have been better if I'd gotten out yesterday afternoon but it didn't happen. Re-doing the driveway with pavers and then landscaping the front yard post house addition. Extra labor equals extra trashed...

4 more miles on the treadmill

Blue Pegasus Miles: 9.10
Total Distance

A mix of B-hills and stuff today. Temps were nice again. Felt so so too. 6:55 avg. Got home and found out that Bob my cycling friend got in a bad wreck this moring on his bike. He hit a big rock in the road out in the dark and went down. Got hit from the back by another friend Shane. Bob is in the ER with broken pelvis, clavical, ribs, and head trama... bad deal. Heal well my friend. Thoughts are with you and family. Bummer.

NoosTri Miles: 9.57
From Steve Hooper on Thu, Sep 25, 2014 at 10:18:18 from

Oh man! That's not good!

From Holt on Thu, Sep 25, 2014 at 14:40:35 from

yikes... hope he recovers well

From JPark on Fri, Sep 26, 2014 at 10:21:39 from

That really stinks... Love cycling, but you take a risk every time.

From Superfly on Fri, Sep 26, 2014 at 15:47:48 from

Broken neck too!!! but no spinal injuries. Poor guy is in a bad bad way.

Total Distance

Same loop as yesterday but with a little potty extra. Warm today... warmer that is. I was a sleep out in the darkness for at least 6 miles of this. Hip hurt... it's been weeks since it hurt like it did today... come on! Really?!!!!

Ride Miles: 9.70
From Ben VanBeekum on Fri, Sep 26, 2014 at 10:48:04 from

Run with me Thursday morning?

From Superfly on Fri, Sep 26, 2014 at 15:41:53 from

For sure. Text me when you get down here. Just plan on coming to my house and we'll do something. Like 6:30-7:00?

Total Distance

Just ran around the "house" area today. No big run with anyone. I worked in the yard until after 10 p.m  and hauled a flat bed trailer full of 75-100lbs rocks in. Then built a wall out of them. So I just didn't know what I'd be up for this morning. As it turns out... not much. 7:11 avg for the run and I didn't hit anything below a 7:00 mile until mile 9. Just dragging. It was warm for the first 4 miles of the run then I had rain the rest so that was nice. Saw a massive full rainbow. Best one I've seen in years.

143.5 lbs after the run.

NavPeg Miles: 14.70
From JPark on Sat, Sep 27, 2014 at 10:44:20 from

Cool it on the yard work and home improvements this week will ya? Actually I'm just jealous because my yard has been neglected.

Looking forward to running with ya next weekend.

From Trevor Baker on Sat, Sep 27, 2014 at 22:06:55 from

You've put together a great cycle of training and should be prime for a pr race!

From Superfly on Mon, Sep 29, 2014 at 11:28:38 from

Justin- after hitting it from 9:30 a.m to 11 p.m on Saturday... and feeling crazy sore and wasted. I decided no more this week. I'll have to finish it off next. But I'm impatient and it's hard to just sit and look at and unfinished project.

Trevor- Thanks man. Hoping for one. Just need my race day guy to show up. Fingers crossed...:)

Total Distance

DC loop. I wanted to get out a little harder... work out all the ish from the stomach and kind of wake up the legs. So after a 7:36 first miles I dropped the pace the rest of the run and ended with a 6:27 avg. Nothing too hard. Just a honest push to help me get into the running mind set my brain needs for the week. Felt pretty good overall. 60F out when I left the house at 7:00 a.m. Looks like it'll warm up by the weekend...

146 lbs

3 miles tonight around the park and stuff.

Red Cumulus Miles: 3.00Blue Pegasus Miles: 10.20
Total Distance

B-hills and Secret St. Kind of felt like junk. Like I had two BIG left clown feet. Just super "OFF" and out of sync. The saga of the taper....

57 F

146 lbs

NoosTri Miles: 7.00
Total Distance

Last chance workout:)

Just did basically the same loop as yesterday with a little  more. After a 2.5 mile warm up I planned on doing 4x800m just out on the road as part of the loop. Hit all of them at 5:00-5:05 pace. The 2nd and 4th were both short at only .4 but I didn't really care. It was the thought that counted. Had about .2 jog between sets for recovery.

Flet so so I guess. Tapering blues have my legs feeling like rail road ties. But this was a good way to get things going. As I felt better after each one the more I did.

50 min's on the bike about 17 miles. Spun the legs out pretty good and worked up a giant sweat.

15 min's on the elliptical after. More loosening of the quads and hips. #tryingmybest

NavPeg Miles: 7.20
From jtshad on Wed, Oct 01, 2014 at 14:59:26 from

Typical taper issues I hope. Hoping to see you this weekend in St. George.

From Superfly on Thu, Oct 02, 2014 at 06:31:21 from

Yes typical. Looking forward to seeing you too. Travel safe. don't text and drive:)

Total Distance

Benny boy Van came by this morning for a run. We looped B-hills. Hit a potty stop at the park and then back around. Easy peasy lemon squeezy. Talked about the race on Saturday. We both are pretty pumped and ready to pounce. Should be a good one...

It was coldish. 49F and I started out with gloves.


Green Pegasus Miles: 6.50
Total Distance

4 miles on the treadmill this moring. Felt pretty good. Just went long enough to work out the stomach stuff and get a sweat rolling.

Hoping for some positive mojo... as luck would have it our baby girl had to be put into the hospital this morning. She's had bad colic for most her life. And the past 5 days or so had a fever and now is throwing up everything and dehydrated. Just the way I like to spend my pre race day... STRESSED OUT!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Just hoping for an honest effort tomorrow. I'm bib number 20 and my goal is to finish lower than my projected seed. I'd also like to close of my 10th consecutive STG Marathon with a sub 2:30. If I can do those two things it'll be a good day.

Lunerglide Miles: 4.00
Race: St. George Marathon (26.2 Miles) 02:27:31, Place overall: 10, Place in age division: 3
Total Distance

Well.. it's finally here on gone. It was a ok day. Not amazing. I really struggled on the last 5 miles and lost 3 places and a good 2+ min's. I really thought coming into this race I was ready for a little more. Mileage, workouts and even the half a month ago made me think a PR was gonna happen. But the stars didn't totally line up. That's racing. I'm happy I put it on the line. Worked hard. And got my main two goals. Best my #20 bib number in place, and go sub 2:30. I did really want to be in the top 10 but didn't know if it would happen today because of the deep field. But I some how hung on by a few seconds and grabbed that 10th spot. That was good.

Had the worst per race day ever on Friday. We not only had to put the baby in the hospital for dehydration and not eating. But she seemed worse and needed more tests. It ened up being serious because after I finished the race she had gotten a cat scan and found fluid on the brain, with a crack on the back of her skull... and maybe an older crack on the fornt. Plus she had a seizure this morning.... so she had to be life flighted to SLC and that's where we are now. Plus right before bed last night I found out a fellow STG cycling buddy had died from a scuba accident and they found his body yesterday. So in a small way I wasn't mentally "in" this race. Decided to do it and make the best of what I could.

half in 1:13:02- Felt totally in control through the fisrts half. In fact through 20. Never felt like I was overworking and even though at the half that I'd for sure be able to negative split by 2-3 min's on equal effort. But I hit the wall worse than I've ever done before and it was a suffer fest from 21ish or so in.

some key things. the race started like 20 min's late... that has never happened in all my 9 prior races here. A pretty big deal for me because I'd taken my caffine boost 45 min's before the planned 6:40 start. And I just stood there getting cold in the lay-over-time. I also had a pretty good fever. Baby Kaylor had one for the last 4 days and I picked it up Thursday night along with some body aches. Not a bid deal... but a deal. I don't know. It's so hard for me to have a race without some kind of * by it. I just needed and wanted ONE more clean, honset, test to race my brains out and see what I can really do. And I don't think today was ALL of that. And I don't know if I wanna keep trying either. SothatallSUCKS.

But I'm not bummed. Under the circumstances of the day. I did my best and that's all I could have asked of myself. For now I'm gonna have some down time to rethink what I want to do with running.

And hope for the some good news for baby KK.

It was 57 F when I left the house at 4:40 a.m to head over to the busses.

146 lbs when I got home. After yogurt, ice cream powerade, water and coke at the finish... and many many trips to the porta potty:(

Green K5's Miles: 26.20
From JPark on Sat, Oct 04, 2014 at 16:31:07 from

Dude, you had a great race. You should be very happy with it, especially given the circumstances. My heart goes out to you and your family. I pray that things go well with your baby. Bummed that we won't see you at the banquet.

Take some time off and rest up. Wait a while before ya make any big decisions on your racing future. Again, nice work bro.

From Bob on Sat, Oct 04, 2014 at 19:03:50 from

You are a fantastic endurance athlete. You are blessed. Congrats!

From JamesH on Sun, Oct 05, 2014 at 11:26:13 from

Take a few weeks from running, focus on the family and other hobbies and get that baby better. The enjoyment of running/racing will come back.

From jtshad on Sun, Oct 05, 2014 at 13:51:20 from

Praying for all of you and Kaylor. You ran well with all of this happening and it puts things into perspective.

From SpencerSimpson on Sun, Oct 05, 2014 at 14:04:51 from

Still a great time. You've had a crazy year bro. Hope your girl is good. Take some time to refresh. You're too good a runner to not keep improving and have fun with running. MIH

From Clay on Sun, Oct 05, 2014 at 15:57:38 from

Nice job Clyde! I know it's not what you thought you could do but it's still a great time!!

From Trevor Baker on Sun, Oct 05, 2014 at 19:41:48 from

Great job Clyde! You are one tough dude and it's great to see you in that front pack. Thanks again for the ride in the morning. Not sure of which hospital you're at up here with your family but I'm like a mile away from primary children's during the week. I'd you need anything please let me know. Hoping everything will be ok with your baby.

From mikenelson on Mon, Oct 06, 2014 at 06:15:13 from

Nice rice Clyde, especially given some tough circumstances. Those low 2:20s will come. I hope and pray all goes well for Kaylor.

From Josh E on Mon, Oct 06, 2014 at 10:32:16 from

That's a great time period. But particularly given evertyhing else going on. Congrats on another very solid SGM and a top 10 finish!

From Matt Schreiber on Mon, Oct 06, 2014 at 15:11:43 from

Great race man. You're one tough dude to get out there and run so hard with what was going on. I hope you're little girl is doing better. Also, sorry about your buddy and his accident. That kind stuff hits ya in the gut when you're not ready.

From Matt Poulsen on Wed, Oct 08, 2014 at 21:30:55 from

Excellent race, Clyde. I sure hope your daughter is improving. You are one tough mother when it comes to racing. I firmly believe you have a lot more in the tank. Take some time to re-think and re-focus, but I believe your best races are ahead of you.

Total Distance

worst day of my life

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3.5 miles on the treadmill and 20 min's on the elliptical

Total Distance

30 min's on the spinn bike

30 min's on the ellptical

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6 mile hike on Zen trail with Mik'L

Total Distance

EZ run with Steve from the DC. Hip hurt  a lot.

From Holt on Wed, Feb 01, 2017 at 08:06:05 from

Well well well

Look at this guy!

Total Distance
Green Pegasus Miles: 284.95Cumulus Blu 2 Miles: 6.00Asics TRI Miles: 67.40Blue Launch Miles: 7.10Ghost Yellow Miles: 56.00Red Cumulus Miles: 231.35DS Trainer Miles: 240.30Neon Launch Miles: 225.40Pegasus Miles: 71.50Other Bike Miles: 594.07Kinvara2 Miles: 81.00Cycleops Miles: 127.00Lunerglide Miles: 270.70Blue Pegasus Miles: 505.81BlueKinvara Miles: 201.60NoosTri Miles: 258.07Baby Jogger Miles: 60.55Innov Miles: 50.50Ride Miles: 186.45NavPeg Miles: 126.50Kinvara Miles: 4.40Green K5's Miles: 63.00
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