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Logan,UT,United States

Member Since:

Apr 08, 2005



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Running Accomplishments:

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

Logan Peak Trail Race

Completely addicted to trail running





Short-Term Running Goals:

2016 Race Schedule






Long-Term Running Goals:

Who knows?






Link to my Wife and I's Photo and Running blog





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Miles:This week: 0.00 Month: 0.00 Year: 0.00
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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Launch Blue #1 Miles: 20.002011 Trail Miles Miles: 11.002011 Road Miles Miles: 29.00Stationary Bike 2011 Miles: 27.00MT101 Miles: 8.00Launch Blue #2 Miles: 12.00
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In SLC for the holidays.  Luckily I was able to escape the inversion that is settling in the valley by heading up to Prospector and Top of the World Drive.  Wandered around for a while then headed up Fergusen (sp) Canyon for a half mile.  Great canyon, but pretty steep. 

The old injury is improved today.  No soreness on the flats or uphills.  It is only iffy on the downhills.  That is progress!  I might be able to break and hour of running tomorrow.  Well, back to the never ending parties and festivities....

T- 49 min (8:10) 750' vert

Launch Blue #1 Miles: 6.002011 Trail Miles Miles: 1.002011 Road Miles Miles: 5.00
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Last day in SLC.  Today I hit an old high school loop called "Animal".  Its hilly, but much easier than it was back in the day.  The injury held up pretty well.  I do have sore quads from yesterday's run.  Its pretty sad that a 6 mile run got the quads sore.  I have a long ways to come still, but things are improving.

T- 1:03 700' vert

PM: 60 mins on the bike

Launch Blue #1 Miles: 8.002011 Road Miles Miles: 8.00Stationary Bike 2011 Miles: 6.00
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AM: Deer Fence 8.  Still sore, but getting better every day

T- 1:09:15 (8:40) 950' vert

PM: I think I overdid it again with all the running.  Pretty sore today.  Took it easy tonight with a short bike ride - 30 mins

2011 Trail Miles Miles: 8.00MT101 Miles: 8.00Stationary Bike 2011 Miles: 3.00
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AM: 40 mins on the bike since my back was pretty sore yesterday.  Taking it easy today to let things settle down again.

PM: 60 mins on the bike

Stationary Bike 2011 Miles: 10.00
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AM: 6 Miles into Providence and back.  Felt decent

T- 43:00

PM: 50 mins on the bike

Launch Blue #1 Miles: 6.002011 Road Miles Miles: 6.00Stationary Bike 2011 Miles: 5.00
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"Long Run" At least it is longer than I have been used to lately.  Things were feeling good so I headed out for 12 miles.  Providence Star plus a bit up the canyon.  Both the dirt road and singletrack were a skating rink so I called it good and headed home.  I was fighting a bonk pretty much the whole second half.  The injury felt good though.

T- 1:36 (8:00) 1100' vert

I got home, ate some breakfast then rode the bike for 30 mins

*********** 2011 Year Summary ********

2011 was on the surface, a pretty lousy year with regards to running.  Sure, I ran 1720 miles but the big complaint was injuries.  I spent 16,350 mins on a bike doing cross-training.  That's 272.5 hours!  So, injuries huh?  Lets review...

Thanksgiving last year - Knee injury kept me "resting" until mid January.  Then began the crash course training for Moab Red Hot 50K+.  I had only a month to get ready.

Race day, things looked good (aside from the weather) and I had a decent day on the trails.  I was pretty happy with how things went considering my lack of training.  Little did I know that sometime during the race, my IT band had decided to become violently ill.  I wouldn't feel the full extent of the damage until the next day when I knew I had a serious problem.  It would take me until August to feel like things had finally been resolved. In the meantime, I spent the summer mountain biking.  I was "ok" with that as the itch to hit the trails was lessened as I spent some serious time riding my bike on them.

The tail of summer and fall was spent cramming in as much trail running as possible.  I even tried a new sport, Duathlon.  I raced the Hurt in the Dirt Duathlon  I managed to finish in 5th place overall in-spite of a flat tire and a lack of running fitness.

Things were rolling along nicely during these months and I REALLY enjoyed all I was able to cram in during these months.  I ran some epic runs with Joe and even got to pace Bryce at the Bear100.  I decided I would try for a fall 50K and attempt to lower my PR.  I ran the Antelope Island 50K on Nov 5th.  It was a success and I destroyed my PR set on a similar course on the same island. 

Post-race recovery went great and I was back hitting the streets and trails daily.  That is until Thanksgiving.  That day is cursed for me.  I didn't run any crazy slope or over the top mileage, it was a standard saturday long run distance.  In-spite of my "conservative" day I got injured anyways.  It was a new injury for me.  It felt like my butt/back/hamstring were all competing to win the "most horrible pain" award.  Eventually my butt won and I was back on the injury reserve list.

December was made manageable by the small investment in a stationary bike.  I have never been a gym guy and decided that since I might be hurt all winter, I had better come up with a plan B.  I have enjoyed the spinning, but as things have improved over the last 10 days on the running front, running is still way more fun.  Even on the roads (I know...incredible that I would say that). 

That's enough about the injuries....on to the highlights...

Birchcreek Canyon with Paul  (awesome canyon with a great friend)

High Creek Trail with Joe (epic wandering around in the dark..bring a MAP!)

Syncline Trail Loop (only time I have run this NOT in a race)

2 Days of Wasatch 100 recon (some serious mileage and Vert crammed in two days)

Wellsvilles with Joe (we didn't die in the thunderstorm!)

Bear 100 marking and pacing (24 hours of quality time in the woods)

High Creek Trail Round 2 with Joe (we made it this time!)

That is some serious runs for having an "off year".  I guess I can't complain after-all.

I even saw 5 moose this year!

2582.5 Total "equivalent" miles

1243 Miles on Mountain bike

190 Miles on Road bike

1,860 mins on the Stationary bike

817 miles running on Trails

292 miles running on Roads

329, 065 feet Vertical Ascent (last year was "only" 264, 925)

I can't wait for 2012!.........

2011 Trail Miles Miles: 2.002011 Road Miles Miles: 10.00Launch Blue #2 Miles: 12.00Stationary Bike 2011 Miles: 3.00
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Launch Blue #1 Miles: 20.002011 Trail Miles Miles: 11.002011 Road Miles Miles: 29.00Stationary Bike 2011 Miles: 27.00MT101 Miles: 8.00Launch Blue #2 Miles: 12.00
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