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Logan,UT,United States

Member Since:

Apr 08, 2005



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Former Course Record Holder (it was a good run while it lasted...)

Logan Peak Trail Race

Completely addicted to trail running





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Microspikes Lifetime Miles: 408.50
PI EMotion Trail N1 Lifetime Miles: 357.00
MT1010SA Lifetime Miles: 120.50
Rapa Nui 2 Lifetime Miles: 305.50
Altra Olympus Lifetime Miles: 555.80
PI Emotion Trail N2 Lifetime Miles: 312.50
PI Emotion Trail M2 Lifetime Miles: 328.50
2015 Trail Miles Lifetime Miles: 2047.50
2015 Road Miles Lifetime Miles: 490.00
2015 Mtn Bike Miles Lifetime Miles: 58.00
Altra Impulse 1.0 Lifetime Miles: 46.00
Altra Lone Peak 2.5 Lifetime Miles: 242.00
Altra Paradigm (blue) Lifetime Miles: 102.00
LP 3.0 Tester Lifetime Miles: 64.50
Altra One2 Lifetime Miles: 14.00
Altra Paradigm 2.0 Lifetime Miles: 92.00
Altra LP NS HT Lifetime Miles: 95.00
Altra Torin 2.5 Red Lifetime Miles: 7.00
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Spent some time on the Jordan River Parkway today. Did 6 miles (3 out and back) starting at 6200 S and headed north. The wind was blowing from the south so the first 3 miles were pretty fast, then the last 3 were much slower. The weather was nice, but as I am typing this (4:30 pm) it is a crazy blizzard outside. Should be interesting traveling to our dinner party. Today's run felt good, almost no issues at all with the leg, but it is sore right now after a lot of manual labor this afternoon, so I need to take care of it before dinner and the festivities. Merry Christmas....

T-40:55 (6:49) 168 ave

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Had a great Christmas! I did find 30 min to sneak out and run for a few miles at my parents house in Cottonwood Heights. Very slippery and soggy conditions. The snow plow drivers must be home with the families.

T-29:13 (7:18) 162

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Back on the Treadmill today. It was somewhere around 10 degrees this morning in Logan...and icy. forget that! So, some easy miles on the treadmill felt good. I got some good dvd's for christmas so it will be entertaining for quite a while on the beast. Leg felt good today.

T- 44:20 (7:23) 6mi

PM: 15 min on elliptical and some heat/cold therapy

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An uneventful 6 miles on the Treadmill. I watched Without Limits. Leg has been feeling good lately. That is a good sign.... My goal for the blog is to speak in choppy sentences and bore everyone to death. Is it working?

T-44:07 (7:22)

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Watched some of 24 (Season 6) this morning and the time flew by. Leg felt fine. I played the "adjust the speed by .1mph every minute" game today.

T-42:17 (7:03)

So, I was reading online yesterday to see if there was some definite difference between the effort of running on a treadmill and running on the road. I got some interesting results. Most people say that to make it comparable you need to put the incline on 1-2 % to counter the lack of wind resistance. I also saw one site that states that you should add .1 to .2 mph rather than the incline trick. Then there was one site here that says that unless you are running 5:22 a mile or faster on the road, the wind resistance is not sufficient enough to make a difference. Very interesting reading. Personally, I tend to agree with the last site, where unless you are running very fast, the difference is minimal.

There is another major difference in treadmill vs road in that when your foot strikes the treadmill, the action of the belt forces a quicker heel to toe plant causing more of a "slap". I don't think this affects the speed, but it can potentially change the biomechanics of the runner. It can also lead to shin splints and other injuries due to the differences.

Food for thought...

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Gotta love the treadmill when it is freezing and icy outside and you are feeling whimpy. Oh well, it was a good run at least. No issues with the leg. I might just be healing after all. I will try and get in 3 more miles later, assuming the leg doesn't act up. I will be going for 7 miles a day next week.

T-42:24 (7:04)

3 more in the evening.  I am already sick of winter and it is still December.  Aahhhh!!!  Leg feels great.  Normal icing and stretching afterward.

T-21:30 (7:10) 

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