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Member Since:

Jan 17, 2008



Goal Type:


Running Accomplishments:

yearly mileage totals (actual running miles, not crosstraining etc)

2008 - 1,317

2009 - 2,654

2010 - 2,578

2011 - 2,618

2012 - 3,083 (ran everyday this year. PR's in half and full marathons, at age 48!)

2013 - 1,177

2014 - 1,716

2015 - 1,060

2016 - 951

2017 - 786

2018 - 1,058

2019 - 1,211

2020 - 1010

2021 - 1064.9

Short-Term Running Goals:

reacquaint myself with my long lost running freak, and then proceed to get my running freak on

run faster

increase mileage in the Spring 

keep running




Long-Term Running Goals:




born in 1964. married 25 years. one wife one dog

6 ft tall, nation wide

"Engaging in a little suffering — however self-imposed, arbitrary and contrived — before breakfast each morning tends to demand some humility and injects some marked relief into the rest of the day, making things sharper, more inspired, more immediately aware of the powerful presence of being. And that seems really worthwhile." A. Krupicka


"I cruised down hills, churned up hills, and floated over the asphalt, existing in a world that seemed to lack the confinements of such ubiquitous rivets as time, obligation, or pain. I knew then that this was destined to be one of those serendipitous runs for which so many of 
us strive yet so rarely achieve." J. Nevels




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Miles:This week: 0.00 Month: 87.10 Year: 646.30
Switchbacksblack Lifetime Miles: 176.50
Kinvara11 Lifetime Miles: 387.30
Kinvara11(2) Lifetime Miles: 322.70
Kinvara11blue Lifetime Miles: 279.00
Rincon2 Lifetime Miles: 222.20
Spg 4ís Lifetime Miles: 59.40
Skechers Razor3 Lifetime Miles: 118.00
Rincon2(2) Lifetime Miles: 6.40
Asics Noosa14 Lifetime Miles: 11.80
Total Distance
Kinvara2 The 2nd Miles: 2.00Kinvara3 III Miles: 4.00Virrata 2 Miles: 13.00Kinvara3 Miles: 6.00
Weight: 0.00
Total Distance

being out of shape means that recovery comes much slower after a tough run - even after two days off my quads still feel bruised from saturday's race, so i ran two easy ones on the treadmill with 5 minutes of fast walking before and after, hopefully this will help boost the recovery process along somewhat.

WT 27.5 miles

Kinvara2 The 2nd Miles: 2.00
Weight: 0.00
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4 very easy miles from work / crestview loop.

WT 25.5 miles

Kinvara3 III Miles: 4.00
Weight: 0.00
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easy 8 / 9:08 avg. from work - wasatch/whitesides/valeria/rainbow/crestview

WT 29.5 miles

Virrata 2 Miles: 8.00
Weight: 0.00
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6 miles - from work - minority/crestview/church. all my miles have been very slow this week, so i was happy to run my last mile today @ OMP (8:24).

WT 35.5 miles


Kinvara3 Miles: 6.00
Weight: 0.00
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5 miles / 9:29 avg. from work. crestview loop + 6 x 32 sec. hill reps on golden ave. just plain slow and tired today. i'm trying for some consistency these days, i know it's the only way to get fit again. so for now i trade whatever medicore speed this old body might still possess for daily runs. i know it will pay off, decrepitude demands slower adaptation though.

here's some progression splits to bring tears to your eyes: 10:14, 9:59, 9:23, 8:57, 8:54.

WT 25 miles


Virrata 2 Miles: 5.00
Weight: 0.00
Total Distance
Kinvara2 The 2nd Miles: 2.00Kinvara3 III Miles: 4.00Virrata 2 Miles: 13.00Kinvara3 Miles: 6.00
Weight: 0.00
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