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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?






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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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Innov8 Roclite 315 Miles: 19.502013 Trail Miles Miles: 22.50Cascadia 7 Miles: 15.502014 Trail Miles Miles: 20.50Microspikes Miles: 5.00MT1010SA Miles: 5.002014 CC Ski Miles Miles: 7.50
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3 miles CC skiing.  Same route up green as Saturday.  Only I went just a bit further and quite a bit faster.  Technique improved and it was recently groomed so there was less ice.

3 miles- 40 mins- 400' vert - 131 ave hr

Ditched the skiis and went up the trail (nice and packed down by fat tire bikes) to the 2.75 mile road crossing.  Was able to get out of the gunk and have the air warm up a bit.  Headed back down past the trailhead and went to King park and checked out conditions on Green Face.  Not ideal.  Very icy and lumpy.  Went up half mile then called it good.

T-1:15 - 7.6 miles - 1500' vert - 150 ave hr

Innov8 Roclite 315 Miles: 7.502013 Trail Miles Miles: 10.50
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12 final miles to finish out the year.  I was hoping that all trails would be as nice as Green Canyon was yesterday.  I was wrong.  I went on BST and up River Trail towards Bridger Overlook.  For much of it, it was a skating rink and I didn't bring my micro-spikes.  Bad choice.  I ended up flat on my back at one point.  I was tired today and the icy conditions made it even slower.  At least the air was decent on the bench and up the canyon.

T-1:57 (9:40) 1350' vert. (145 ave HR)

Innov8 Roclite 315 Miles: 12.002013 Trail Miles Miles: 12.00
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Happy New Year!

The options were sleep in and try and get rid of this cold I ahve had for 3 weeks or get outside and enjoy the outdoors.  Guess what one won?  I can't resist a Saturday on a Wednesday.  Today I went up Providence Canyon with the hope of making it to Logan Peak.  I failed once again.  The snow was just too deep up high and I couldn't go very fast at all.  I made it about a mile past Providence 'Lake'.  The weather was gorgeous up top.  Sunny and windy and cold.  Things went well until I got back to the truck and discovered I had dropped a glove on the trail.  I took them off about a mile up the trail and tucked them in my waistband so I knew that it would only be an extra 2 miles to go get it.  Bummer.  I found it about 3/4 of a mile from the truck.  Crisis averted.

T-3:30 (15.5) 145 ave hr 4100' vert

Cascadia 7 Miles: 15.502014 Trail Miles Miles: 15.50
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Decided to let the body heal (novel idea) from my Flu/cold.

Instead of running I made a short list of highlights/lowlights of 2013 - 

Snowshoe hike up Little Baldy and Temple Baldy (nearly froze to death)
Logan Peak Win (always nice to win!)
Bear 100 (I didn't end up in the hospital this time!)
Zion Traverse (incredible scenery, a must-do run)
Peak Baggin (21 unique peaks bagged this year)
High Creek to Green Canyon linkup (epic long run!)
Wind Rivers (backpacking/sick/long run/lost scout)
Bryce Canyon (Under the rim trail - scenic!)

Winter Inversion running (January stinks)
ITB pain in Feb
Dodgeball Injury (don't ask)
Sick at Speedgoat (and El Vaquero Loco)
More winter running...

In all, a great year!

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PM: Feeling better.  Not all better but enough to get out and enjoy some sunshine.  I went up to Green and first went cross-country skiing.  This time I went all the way to the Yurt.  Even passed some people.  It was a popular to ski.  On the way down I passed some stupid guys on horses.  Messed up the trails pretty bad.  Jerks.

T-1:43 (127 ave hr) 1000' vert

After skiing I put on the microspikes and went back up for 5 miles (2.5 each way).  Awesome to get out even if there were giant pot holes in the trail now.

T-43:00 (151 ave hr) 650' vert

Microspikes Miles: 5.00MT1010SA Miles: 5.002014 Trail Miles Miles: 5.002014 CC Ski Miles Miles: 7.50
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Innov8 Roclite 315 Miles: 19.502013 Trail Miles Miles: 22.50Cascadia 7 Miles: 15.502014 Trail Miles Miles: 20.50Microspikes Miles: 5.00MT1010SA Miles: 5.002014 CC Ski Miles Miles: 7.50
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