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Saratoga Springs,UT,

Member Since:

Jan 31, 2008



Goal Type:

Local Elite

Running Accomplishments:

2016 Finished 12 100-milers during the year.  86 career 100-mile finishes, 9th in the world.   First person to do 6 consecutive summits of Mount Timpanogos.  Won Crooked Road 24-hour race. Achieved the 5th, 6th, and 8th fastest 100-mile times in the world for runners age 57+ for the year.

2013  First person to bag the six highest Wasatch peaks in one day. First and only person to do a Kings Peak double (highest peak in Utah).  I've now accomplished it four times. 

2010 - Overall first place Across the Years 48-hour run (187 miles), Overall first place Pony Express Traill 100.

2009 - Utah State Grand Masters 5K champion (Road Runners Club of America).  National 100-mile Grand Masters Champion (Road Runners Club of America). USATF 100-mile National Champion for age 50-54.

2006 - Set record of five consecutive Timpanogos Summits ("A record for the criminally insane")  See: http://www.crockettclan.org/blog/?p=42

2007 - Summited 7 Utah 13-ers in one day.  See: http://www.crockettclan.org/blog/?p=14 

Only person to have finished nine different 100-mile races in Utah: Wasatch, Bear, Moab, Pony Express Trail, Buffalo Run, Salt Flats, Bryce, Monument Valley, Capitol Reef.

PRs - all accomplished when over 50 years old

5K - 19:51 - 2010 Run to Walk 5K

10K - 42:04 - 2010 Smile Center

1/2 Marathon: 1:29:13 - 2011 Utah Valley

Marathon - 3:23:43 - 2010 Ogden Marathon

50K - 4:38 - 2010 Across the Years split

50-mile - 8:07 - 2010 Across the Years split

100K - 10:49 - 2010 Across The Years split

12-hours 67.1 miles - 2010 Across The Years split

100-mile 19:40 - 2011 Across the Years split

24-hours 117.8 miles - 2011 Across the Years split

48-hours 187.033 miles - 2010 Across the Years

Long-Term Running Goals:

I would like to keep running ultras into my 60s. 


Details at: http://www.crockettclan.org/ultras/ultracrockett.pdf Married with six kids and six grandchildren.  Started running at the age of 46 in 2004.  My first race since Junior High days was a 50K. I skipped the shorter road stuff and went straight to ultramarathons.  I started as a back-of-the packer, but have progressed to a top-10-percent ultra finisher.  Wish I would have started running at a much earlier age.  Have had several articles published in national running magazines.  Check out my running adventure blog at www.crockettclan.org/blog

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Well, about two weeks without serious running, mostly cross-training.  Today I tested things out and the hamstring pain is still there, not much improvement.  However, after some running, the soreness left over isn't much.  So, I'm sick of not running.  When I do run the pain isn't bad, but there.  I tried wrapping the problem area while running and that helps keep the muscle in place better, or jut avoids pressing against a nerve as much.  Can't tell.   I'm going to start running again and hopefully more blood flow will make things improve.

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Seven on the treadmill and seven out in the beautiful morning on JRP and Lehi roads.  Hamstring discouraging, needs physical therapy, I'm sure.  I can run fine, can block out the pain which is only about a 2, but no telling what a 100-mile run would do to it. Eventually with 100-mile runs, you get more pain in other areas so I'm sure I will not notice it after awhile, but I'd hate to damage things more.

p.m. the day was so warm, I had to get out again. 5 miles. I discovered that running stairs works well because it puts more pressure on the quads, less on the hamstring.  So I concentrated on short steps with toe strikes.  Much better.  I found some dry dirt (hard to find) above Saratoga Shores school, where there was a south-facing slope that I could run up and down.  Good fun.  Looks like I'll be doing a bunch of early-season hill training.

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