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Location:

Portland,OR,

Member Since:

Nov 02, 2005

Gender:

Male

Goal Type:

Other

Running Accomplishments:

5K: 15:41-Portland Track Festival 2010

10K: 31:34-Linfield College (Track) 2012

10 Mile: 51:57-Pear Blossom 2009

1/2 Marathon: 1:10:42-Foot Traffic Flat 2010

Marathon: 2:29:35-Newport 2013

50K: 3:48:06-Weiser River 50K 2021

Short-Term Running Goals:

Next Race:

12-hour race, sometime in 2021

100 mile race, sometime...

Long-Term Running Goals:

Sub 1:10 Half Marathon

Sub 2:30 Marathon

Favorite Blogs:

Miles:This week: 0.00 Month: 31.00 Year: 1210.90
Kivara Trail Lifetime Miles: 211.20
Altra Escalante (Boston) Lifetime Miles: 291.10
Altra Lone Peak 3.5 Lifetime Miles: 100.00
Hoka Speedgoat Lifetime Miles: 55.40
Kinvara 8 (Green) Lifetime Miles: 341.20
Altra (Black) Lifetime Miles: 111.50
Kinvara 9 (Grey) Lifetime Miles: 140.00
Total Distance
2222.00
Kinvara (white) Miles: 486.50Sketchers Miles: 418.202018 Miles: 705.00Lunar (red) Miles: 450.60Adidas Boston Red Miles: 13.30Kinvara 4 (Blue) Miles: 395.80Kivara Trail Miles: 89.10Altra Escalante Miles: 112.70Altra Lone Peak 3.5 Miles: 89.80Kinvara (yellow/white) Miles: 56.80Hoka Speedgoat Miles: 45.20Kinvara 8 (Green) Miles: 22.60Altra Escalante (Boston) Miles: 21.80
Total Distance
8.00

Washougal

Kinvara (white) Miles: 6.00Sketchers Miles: 2.002018 Miles: 20.00
Total Distance
6.60

Chick-fil-A 

Lunar (red) Miles: 6.602018 Miles: 4.50
Total Distance
6.20

Fred Meyer

Adidas Boston Red Miles: 6.202018 Miles: 8.00
Total Distance
5.10

Church

Kinvara (white) Miles: 5.102018 Miles: 18.00
Total Distance
10.00

205

Kinvara 4 (Blue) Miles: 10.002018 Miles: 14.20
Total Distance
3.50

My neighborhood 

Sketchers Miles: 3.502018 Miles: 3.30
Total Distance
10.00

Chick-fil-A and Les Schwab 

Kinvara (white) Miles: 10.002018 Miles: 14.50
Total Distance
7.00

Washougal 

Sketchers Miles: 7.002018 Miles: 16.60
Total Distance
7.20

Chick-fil-A and Timbers. 

Kinvara (white) Miles: 7.202018 Miles: 6.10
Total Distance
8.20

Wells loop 

Lunar (red) Miles: 8.202018 Miles: 5.70
Total Distance
7.10

Church 

Adidas Boston Red Miles: 7.102018 Miles: 13.20
Total Distance
7.20

Fred Meyer 

Sketchers Miles: 7.202018 Miles: 0.50
Total Distance
8.80

500 & 205 & 14

Kinvara (white) Miles: 8.802018 Miles: 29.50
Total Distance
4.00

Neighborhood 

Sketchers Miles: 4.002018 Miles: 4.40
Total Distance
6.00

East Wells Loop. 

Kinvara 4 (Blue) Miles: 6.002018 Miles: 0.70
Total Distance
2.00

Neighborhood 

Sketchers Miles: 2.002018 Miles: 1.00
Total Distance
6.20

Highway 

Kinvara 4 (Blue) Miles: 6.202018 Miles: 17.70
Total Distance
3.40

4:30 AM before flight to Chicago. 

Lunar (red) Miles: 3.402018 Miles: 0.50
Total Distance
3.00

Chicago treadmill. 

Kinvara (white) Miles: 3.00
Total Distance
8.50

Chick-fil-A and 34th. 

Sketchers Miles: 8.502018 Miles: 12.60
Total Distance
4.00

East loop

Kinvara 4 (Blue) Miles: 4.002018 Miles: 3.50
Total Distance
5.00

Fred Meyer 

Sketchers Miles: 5.002018 Miles: 5.50
Total Distance
6.00

Chick-fil-A 

Lunar (red) Miles: 6.002018 Miles: 8.00
Total Distance
5.00

East loop

Kinvara 4 (Blue) Miles: 5.002018 Miles: 2.20
Total Distance
6.00

Neighborhood 

Kinvara (white) Miles: 6.002018 Miles: 10.00
Total Distance
10.00

205, 14, Prune Hill. 

Sketchers Miles: 10.002018 Miles: 21.10
Total Distance
5.00

Fred Meyer. 

Lunar (red) Miles: 5.002018 Miles: 0.70
Total Distance
6.30

Timbers

Sketchers Miles: 6.302018 Miles: 1.00
Total Distance
5.30

Fred Meyer 

Kinvara (white) Miles: 5.302018 Miles: 0.60
Total Distance
5.40

Target

Sketchers Miles: 5.402018 Miles: 23.50
Total Distance
5.50

Church

Kinvara (white) Miles: 5.502018 Miles: 0.70
Total Distance
11.00

Frontage road and McGillvery. 

Kinvara 4 (Blue) Miles: 11.002018 Miles: 3.60
Total Distance
5.10

Costco Loop.

Sketchers Miles: 5.10
Total Distance
6.80

Wells Loop.

Kinvara (white) Miles: 6.802018 Miles: 5.00
Total Distance
5.20

chickfila and elementary school.

Kinvara (white) Miles: 5.202018 Miles: 3.90
Total Distance
5.00

Fred Meyer

Lunar (red) Miles: 5.002018 Miles: 3.30
Total Distance
5.00

Hotel treadmill. 

Sketchers Miles: 5.00
Total Distance
8.00

Target north to Safeway and home. 

Kinvara 4 (Blue) Miles: 8.00
Total Distance
6.00

14 and back

Kinvara (white) Miles: 6.002018 Miles: 0.10
Total Distance
7.30

Sketchers Miles: 7.30
Total Distance
6.00

Union

Lunar (red) Miles: 6.00
Total Distance
7.00

Wells loop

Kinvara (white) Miles: 7.002018 Miles: 5.00
Total Distance
12.00

164 north and back via Timbers & Union. 

Kinvara 4 (Blue) Miles: 12.002018 Miles: 10.70
Total Distance
8.30

Timbers, Dog Park

Sketchers Miles: 8.302018 Miles: 4.20
Total Distance
8.00

Chick-fil-A 

Kinvara 4 (Blue) Miles: 8.002018 Miles: 8.60
Total Distance
8.00

Chick-fil-A 

Lunar (red) Miles: 8.002018 Miles: 4.00
Total Distance
6.00

Old Wells Loop

Kinvara (white) Miles: 6.002018 Miles: 1.30
Total Distance
6.00

Neighborhood 

Sketchers Miles: 6.002018 Miles: 6.50
Total Distance
13.50

Chickfila and 14. Final mile in 5:26

 

Kinvara 4 (Blue) Miles: 13.502018 Miles: 14.00
Total Distance
8.00

Chick-fil-A and neighborhood. 

Kinvara (white) Miles: 8.002018 Miles: 15.10
Total Distance
7.00

Chick-fil-A 

Sketchers Miles: 7.00
Total Distance
1.20

Right hamstring not happy

Kinvara (white) Miles: 1.20
Total Distance
5.00

Union 

Kinvara (white) Miles: 5.002018 Miles: 2.10
Total Distance
5.00

Fred Meyer

Sketchers Miles: 5.002018 Miles: 1.70
Total Distance
15.30

Hamstring better

Kinvara 4 (Blue) Miles: 15.302018 Miles: 17.00
Total Distance
7.00

MVHS

Sketchers Miles: 7.002018 Miles: 2.00
Total Distance
6.00

Chick-fil-A 

Kinvara (white) Miles: 6.002018 Miles: 4.00
Total Distance
7.00

South to 14 and back

Lunar (red) Miles: 7.002018 Miles: 5.00
Total Distance
6.00

Kinvara (white) Miles: 6.002018 Miles: 2.00
Total Distance
1.20

My neighborhood. Rainy and cold so I quit.

Sketchers Miles: 1.202018 Miles: 2.10
Total Distance
17.10

205 and evergreen loop

Kinvara 4 (Blue) Miles: 17.102018 Miles: 16.00
Total Distance
7.20

HS and golf course. 

Kinvara (white) Miles: 7.202018 Miles: 7.60
Total Distance
7.80

Chick-fil-A and timbers. 

Sketchers Miles: 7.802018 Miles: 8.50
Total Distance
6.80

Grass Valley Loop

Kinvara (white) Miles: 6.802018 Miles: 3.30
Total Distance
10.00

Chick-fil-A 

PM: 4 Miles 

Kinvara (white) Miles: 4.00Sketchers Miles: 6.002018 Miles: 6.60
Total Distance
6.60

Neighborhood 

Lunar (red) Miles: 6.602018 Miles: 2.10
Total Distance
15.40

Chick-fil-A and 500 for 13.4 miles  

Final 5 in 5:50, 5:45, 5:39, 5:39, 5:38

2 more miles before lunch 

Kinvara 4 (Blue) Miles: 13.402018 Miles: 30.10
Total Distance
8.00

Chick-fil-A 

Sketchers Miles: 8.002018 Miles: 11.20
Total Distance
8.30

MVHS and Target North

Kinvara (white) Miles: 8.302018 Miles: 0.60
Total Distance
8.00

Wells loop

Lunar (red) Miles: 8.002018 Miles: 6.50
Total Distance
9.00

Church and back. Mile 8 in 5:31. 

Sketchers Miles: 9.002018 Miles: 13.30
Total Distance
6.10

My neighborhood 

Kinvara (white) Miles: 6.102018 Miles: 6.00
Total Distance
20.00

Grass Valley Church, down to Lacamas, around Wells and Costco, then home. Mile 19 in 5:55. Tired. Thick rain for the first 30 minutes, then crazy wind the next 30 min. Tired. 

Kinvara 4 (Blue) Miles: 20.002018 Miles: 6.40
Total Distance
6.10

34th and back

Kinvara (white) Miles: 6.102018 Miles: 1.70
Total Distance
7.50

Big wells loop

Sketchers Miles: 7.502018 Miles: 1.30
Total Distance
8.30

Camas Meadows

Kinvara (white) Miles: 8.302018 Miles: 4.50
Total Distance
20.10

Awake and running at 4:49 AM before a trip to Utah. Even pacing for the first 16 miles and then progressively fast the final 4; 6:40, 6:30, 5:50, 5:40.  Averaged 6:53 for the entire run. 

Lunar (red) Miles: 20.10
Total Distance
8.50

I’m SLC. All around University of Utah. 

Kinvara (white) Miles: 8.50
Total Distance
10.20

Bonnevile Shoreline Trail above UoU for 4 miles and then I to downtown SLC, then back  to the house. Tired. The 20 mile run on Thursday finally caught up to me. 

Kinvara (white) Miles: 10.20
Total Distance
7.00

Chick-fil-A and dog park. 

Sketchers Miles: 7.002018 Miles: 5.00
Total Distance
7.80

Union and Chick-fil-A 

Lunar (red) Miles: 7.802018 Miles: 2.50
Total Distance
8.10

Church

Kinvara 4 (Blue) Miles: 8.102018 Miles: 3.20
Total Distance
10.20

Reserve for 6.7 miles this morning.

PM: 3.5 Miles before mowing the lawn. Sunny first the first time in weeks. 

Kinvara (white) Miles: 6.702018 Miles: 11.00
Total Distance
7.00

Neighborhood 

Sketchers Miles: 7.002018 Miles: 9.00
Total Distance
20.20

Solid run. Averaged 6:51/ mile. Lacamas trail to camas and then big hill to church. Down to qfc, up to lacamas swim, then home. Right foot hurt around mike 16 on last downhill but then went away. Mile 19 in 5:35. 

Kinvara 4 (Blue) Miles: 20.20
Total Distance
8.40

Reserve 

Kinvara (white) Miles: 8.402018 Miles: 12.00
Total Distance
7.00

Reserve

Sketchers Miles: 7.002018 Miles: 9.00
Total Distance
7.10

Timbers, dog park

Kinvara (white) Miles: 7.102018 Miles: 5.20
Total Distance
8.00

Reserve

Kinvara 4 (Blue) Miles: 8.002018 Miles: 2.50
Total Distance
20.00

Early run. Felt good. 

Lunar (red) Miles: 20.002018 Miles: 0.10
Total Distance
8.00

Salishan

Sketchers Miles: 8.00
Total Distance
7.00

Costco Loop after work

Kinvara (white) Miles: 7.00
Total Distance
8.00

Reserve

Sketchers Miles: 8.002018 Miles: 13.20
Total Distance
7.10

Reserve

Kinvara 4 (Blue) Miles: 7.102018 Miles: 1.00
Total Distance
6.00

Neighborhood

Sketchers Miles: 6.002018 Miles: 1.80
Total Distance
6.50

Wells loop

Kinvara 4 (Blue) Miles: 6.50
Total Distance
20.30

Over Camas hill, around Lacamas, then back over Camas hill. Pounded my legs something good. Final 2 miles in 5:45 & 5:50. 

Lunar (red) Miles: 20.30
Total Distance
5.00

Old Wells loop

Kinvara (white) Miles: 5.00
Total Distance
7.00

Neighborhood

Kinvara (white) Miles: 7.002018 Miles: 0.20
Total Distance
8.00

New Wells Loop

Sketchers Miles: 8.00
Total Distance
6.00

Movies

Kinvara 4 (Blue) Miles: 6.002018 Miles: 0.40
Total Distance
13.00

Lacamas Trail

Lunar (red) Miles: 13.002018 Miles: 0.20
Total Distance
6.40

Mill Plain and around. 

Sketchers Miles: 6.402018 Miles: 1.00
Total Distance
4.00

To GV park and back

Lunar (red) Miles: 4.002018 Miles: 2.00
Total Distance
3.40

Union

Kinvara 4 (Blue) Miles: 3.402018 Miles: 4.00
Total Distance
2.00

Taper

Sketchers Miles: 2.00
Race: Ogden Marathon (26.2 Miles) 02:41:30, Place overall: 4
Total Distance
26.20

Ogden Marathon.

4th place overall which is a total shock. Figured I'd be 2:40-2:49ish and so not really dissapointed. Was trending for 3rd (prize money) but the wheels came off on the bike path (miles 24/25). So it goes. Beautiful course. 

Lunar (red) Miles: 26.20
Total Distance
2.50

Legs still hurt

Sketchers Miles: 2.50
Total Distance
7.00

Wells Loop

Kinvara (white) Miles: 7.002018 Miles: 5.00
Total Distance
9.30

Lacamas Trail

Kinvara 4 (Blue) Miles: 9.30
Total Distance
6.00

Four early, then 2 more at lunch

Sketchers Miles: 6.00
Total Distance
8.60

5 miles early, the. 3.6 at lunch

Kinvara (white) Miles: 8.602018 Miles: 2.00
Total Distance
7.30

Chickfila 

Kinvara 4 (Blue) Miles: 7.302018 Miles: 6.00
Total Distance
6.00

Neighborhood. 

Sketchers Miles: 6.00
Total Distance
13.10

Target North and Wells Loop

Kinvara 4 (Blue) Miles: 13.102018 Miles: 9.00
Total Distance
9.00

AM: 6.6 miles around the Wells.

Noon: 2.4 around my neighborhood before mowing the lawn.

Kinvara 4 (Blue) Miles: 2.40Kinvara (white) Miles: 6.60
Total Distance
7.00

34th to 164th

Sketchers Miles: 7.002018 Miles: 0.30
Total Distance
2.00

Sick

Sketchers Miles: 2.00
Total Distance
7.00

Costco and camas meadows 

Kinvara (white) Miles: 7.00
Total Distance
2.00

Sketchers Miles: 2.00
Total Distance
10.30

AM: 7.1

PM: 3.2

Lunar (red) Miles: 7.10Kinvara (white) Miles: 3.20
Total Distance
8.50

Chickfila to 34th and 192nd

Kinvara 4 (Blue) Miles: 8.502018 Miles: 0.40
Total Distance
7.00

Chickfila

Sketchers Miles: 7.002018 Miles: 8.10
Total Distance
8.10

My neighborhood

Sketchers Miles: 8.102018 Miles: 10.00
Total Distance
12.00

Winco and back

Kinvara 4 (Blue) Miles: 12.002018 Miles: 5.00
Total Distance
9.00

San Antonio, Texas. Staying near UTSA, so I ran around the campus. It looks like a big mall. Wierd.

Kinvara (white) Miles: 9.00
Total Distance
7.00

San Antonio. Humid

Lunar (red) Miles: 7.00
Total Distance
8.00

San Antonio. Ran around UTSA again. Getting used to the humidity. 

Kinvara (white) Miles: 8.00
Total Distance
4.00

Treadmill

Lunar (red) Miles: 4.00
Total Distance
5.00

Final run in San Antonio

Kinvara (white) Miles: 5.00
Total Distance
7.00

Home

Sketchers Miles: 7.002018 Miles: 1.00
Total Distance
7.50

Eugene

Kinvara (white) Miles: 7.502018 Miles: 0.20
Total Distance
8.30

North Target

Kinvara 4 (Blue) Miles: 8.302018 Miles: 0.10
Total Distance
8.10

Seattle

Lunar (red) Miles: 8.10
Total Distance
9.00

Seattle

Lunar (red) Miles: 9.00
Total Distance
11.00

Mill Plain to 205

Sketchers Miles: 11.00
Total Distance
10.30

Church to winco

Kinvara 4 (Blue) Miles: 10.302018 Miles: 1.00
Total Distance
10.10

Neighborhood

Kinvara 4 (Blue) Miles: 10.10
Total Distance
8.00

Camp Alpine

Kinvara 4 (Blue) Miles: 8.00
Total Distance
5.40

Camp Alpine

Kinvara 4 (Blue) Miles: 5.40
Total Distance
11.00

Around the neighborhood

Sketchers Miles: 11.002018 Miles: 1.00
Total Distance
11.50

Chickfila

PM: 4.5 miles in Pasco

Kinvara (white) Miles: 7.00Sketchers Miles: 4.502018 Miles: 1.00
Total Distance
10.00

Pasco

Sketchers Miles: 10.00
Total Distance
10.40

Costco loop. 

PM: 4.4 miles in Boise

Kinvara 4 (Blue) Miles: 6.002018 Miles: 2.00
Total Distance
8.00

Boise. Slept like junk. 

Kinvara (white) Miles: 8.002018 Miles: 1.00
Total Distance
10.00

Boise

Kinvara (white) Miles: 10.002018 Miles: 0.30
Total Distance
6.00

Vancouver

Lunar (red) Miles: 6.002018 Miles: 2.00
Total Distance
6.00

Costco loop

Kinvara 4 (Blue) Miles: 6.002018 Miles: 3.00
Total Distance
8.00

Chickfila

Lunar (red) Miles: 8.002018 Miles: 6.30
Total Distance
10.00

Middle school track

Kinvara 4 (Blue) Miles: 10.002018 Miles: 3.30
Total Distance
7.10

Las Vegas at 5am. Still hot. 

Lunar (red) Miles: 7.102018 Miles: 0.20
Total Distance
9.10

Las Vegas. Hot and miserable after a late dinner and lots of walking/stNding yesterday. 

Lunar (red) Miles: 9.102018 Miles: 0.20
Total Distance
8.00

Chick-fil-A 

Sketchers Miles: 8.002018 Miles: 2.00
Total Distance
8.00

Neighborhood 

Kinvara 4 (Blue) Miles: 8.002018 Miles: 0.20
Total Distance
8.50

Church

Sketchers Miles: 8.502018 Miles: 0.20
Total Distance
8.00

Roseburg

Kinvara (white) Miles: 8.002018 Miles: 1.10
Total Distance
8.30

Roseburg

Lunar (red) Miles: 8.302018 Miles: 0.10
Total Distance
11.00

Medford. Lots of smoke from forest fires. 

Lunar (red) Miles: 11.002018 Miles: 1.40
Total Distance
8.30

Home Depot to 164th and south to 34th.

Sketchers Miles: 8.302018 Miles: 0.70
Total Distance
10.00

AM: 6 miles 

PM: 4 miles in Eugene

Kinvara 4 (Blue) Miles: 6.00Kinvara (white) Miles: 4.00
Total Distance
11.50

AM: 7.3 in Eugene

PM: 4.2 in Corvallis

Kinvara (white) Miles: 4.20Sketchers Miles: 7.30
Total Distance
7.70

Corvallis 

Total Distance
7.00

Wells loop 

Kinvara 4 (Blue) Miles: 7.00
Total Distance
15.00

Lacamas Trail to Camas HS, then back on the main road

Lunar (red) Miles: 15.00
Comments
From Tom K on Mon, Aug 06, 2018 at 08:58:11 from 47.206.60.114

Man, you do a lot of really good running, and you don't get many comments. Your Odgen Marathon race was awesome! Really strong running.

Total Distance
8.00

Super early flight this morning so no run. 

PM: 4 miles

-conference call for work

4 more miles afterwards

Kinvara (white) Miles: 8.00
Total Distance
12.00

Boise

AM: 7 miles 

PM: 5 miles in 96 degrees

Kinvara (white) Miles: 5.00Sketchers Miles: 7.002018 Miles: 0.50
Total Distance
10.00

Boise. First mile was slow but then I started feeling better. 

Sketchers Miles: 10.002018 Miles: 0.50
Comments
From Holt on Wed, Aug 08, 2018 at 08:52:28 from 204.113.56.137

still putting in some good miles...

good job up at Ogden!

From Little Bad Legs on Sat, Aug 11, 2018 at 23:09:58 from 71.63.172.208

Thanks Dave. I signed up for SG so Iím trying to be somewhat prepared. Iím slowing down but still enjoying it.

You running SG this year?

From Holt on Sun, Aug 12, 2018 at 08:34:32 from 71.37.81.81

Nah, my injuries and mind donít want me to. Just trying to get out and hit a few miles with the team nowadays is good enough for me

Total Distance
7.00

Mill Plain to 164th to 34th and home. 

Lunar (red) Miles: 7.002018 Miles: 0.80
Total Distance
6.00

To the HS and a few laps around the track.

Kinvara 4 (Blue) Miles: 6.002018 Miles: 1.80
Total Distance
17.10

Spaghetti loop around Camas hill so I could have plenty of hills to trash my legs on. Felt good. Final mile in 5:40, averaged 7:05 for the run. 

Lunar (red) Miles: 17.10
Total Distance
8.30

Around the neighborhood. Legs feel good. 

Kinvara 4 (Blue) Miles: 8.302018 Miles: 0.30
Total Distance
8.10

Past Costco to to Camas Meadows new subdivision and then home.

Lunar (red) Miles: 8.102018 Miles: 0.20
Total Distance
7.80

Wells loop 

Lunar (red) Miles: 7.80
Total Distance
7.80

Mill Plain to 192nd

Kinvara 4 (Blue) Miles: 7.802018 Miles: 0.10
Total Distance
10.00

Bend, OR. Probably my favorite running city in the world. 

Sketchers Miles: 10.002018 Miles: 1.30
Comments
From Jon on Sat, Aug 18, 2018 at 07:54:01 from 96.33.86.208

Why is that? It has a good reputation, but why?

From Little Bad Legs on Sat, Aug 18, 2018 at 09:20:40 from 63.146.204.194

Probably a combination of a number of things. Fantastic trails just minutes from downtown.

As a road runner, the city streets are very Ďrollyí that are fun to run.

There are bike lanes on virtually every street which I use early in the morning.

The residents are hyper aware of bikes/runners/walkers and are extremely considerate.

Outside of downtown city streets, there are limited street lights so you can run with the stars.

I just always seem to feel good here (elevation? dry air?).

Total Distance
14.30

Awake at 4:10 and running by 4:15 because I had to to be back by 6:00. Bend has very few street lights (city ordinance so you can see the stars) and it was awfully dark for the first hour. Guts weren’t happy around mile 6 and I never felt great. Pretty miserable run, all things considered. I wanted to run 18 but had to cut it short due to time constraints. So it goes...

Kinvara (white) Miles: 14.30
Total Distance
11.00

AM: 7 miles (home)

PM: 4 miles on hotel treadmill (6-15% incline the entire time).

Kinvara 4 (Blue) Miles: 7.00Sketchers Miles: 4.002018 Miles: 1.30
Total Distance
10.00

Tri-Cities, WA. The smoke was manageable (aqi 165, down from last night).

Kinvara (white) Miles: 10.002018 Miles: 0.70
Comments
From Tyler on Wed, Aug 22, 2018 at 07:09:54 from 144.46.104.12

My hometown!

From Little Bad Legs on Wed, Aug 22, 2018 at 08:55:09 from 71.63.172.208

Thatís right! I forgot about that. Which city specifically?

Iím traveling there for work every 3-4 weeks now. Any good tips (best restaurants, good trails to run, etc)?

From Tyler on Fri, Aug 24, 2018 at 08:25:16 from 144.46.104.12

I grew up in Kennewick and lived in Richland a couple years after college.

There's lots of good Mexican food in town. Chico's Tacos in Kennewick has lots of nostalgia for me. And there's a hole-in-the-wall in Pasco called La Fama I liked. Neither are fancy but the food is good. If you like Thai, Mezzo Thai in Richland is awesome. I haven't been to the current location, but hopefully it's as good as the old one.

The river trail in Richland was a staple for me. It hits all the parks in Richland and continues along Hwy 395 into Columbia Park in Kennewick. It's also sheltered on windy days. I used to run that stretch a bunch. You can make a loop of it, by starting at the Van Giesen parking lot by the river, run up Van Giesen and take a left on the bike path along Hwy 240. Cross 240 at Duportail and the trail continues along the Yakima River, goes under the freeway and heads back towards Columbia Point Park. From there the trail will take you back to the Van Giesen lot. 10-11 miles I think.

I also like to make a big loop from the Badger Mt trail head. From the parking lot, head back down the hill and take a right on the canal (downhill side) and follow the canal to Rachel Rd. Turn right, then left on Clover Rd, then left on Bermuda Rd. There's a dirt road about halfway between Bent Rd and Valencia that runs up the south side of Badger Mt. When you get passed the orchards, take the left turn that heads up to the summit, and you'll intersect the Badger Mt trail. Take a right to get back to the parking lot. That's about 10 miles.

From Little Bad Legs on Fri, Aug 24, 2018 at 09:22:48 from 71.63.172.208

Awesome! Thanks for the recommendations. Iíll be back there in a couple weeks and will give both the restaurants and trails a try.

I had Graze for dinner and Kagen Coffee and Crepes (both in Richland) yesterday and both were delicious.

From Tyler on Fri, Aug 24, 2018 at 09:50:56 from 144.46.104.12

Cool, I'll have to try Graze sometime. Good to see your training again.

Total Distance
12.00

Slept in my own bed last night for a change. Ran the mill plain and 164th loop this morning early before my oldest opened birthday presents and then leaving for another few days in the Tri-Cities. 

PM: 4 miles in Richland, then sushi. 

Kinvara 4 (Blue) Miles: 8.00Sketchers Miles: 4.002018 Miles: 1.00
Total Distance
8.10

Kennewick, WA. Lots of smoke...first time it’s bothered me. 

Kinvara (white) Miles: 8.102018 Miles: 2.40
Total Distance
6.00

Costco hill to camas meadows and back. 

Kinvara 4 (Blue) Miles: 6.002018 Miles: 2.50
Total Distance
19.00

Lacamas Trails. Goal was to run for 2.5 hours and not be concerned about distance. Started in downtown Camas so 1.3 miles uphill to start and then just made a ton of loops and zigzags around the area for the next couple of hours. Hi at mile 6 and 12 and a few sips of water at 7 and 13. Felt great. The last few miles were a blast and I wanted to keep running but obligations at home forced me to quit. Total of 2,000 feet elevation gain & loss and total time running was 2:42. Had fun and felt like I could keep going, so that’s a good sign. 

Kivara Trail Miles: 19.00
Total Distance
6.20

Short run. Better than nothing. These shoes are shot and I need to stop wearing them. Strange that I got to 1,000 miles with my last pair and this one is done at 600. 

Kinvara 4 (Blue) Miles: 6.20
Total Distance
11.00

Nothing this morning because I had to catch an early flight. 11 miles tonight in Boise. Hot. 

Kinvara (white) Miles: 11.002018 Miles: 0.20
Total Distance
12.60

AM: 7.6 miles around Boise

PM: 5 miles around Boise State and the green belt. 

Kinvara (white) Miles: 5.00Sketchers Miles: 7.60
Total Distance
8.50

Awesome run in Boise. From downtown hotel to north of the city and a dirt trail oasis with routes all over the place. I’ll bring my headlamp next trip and enjoying it again. 

Sketchers Miles: 8.50
Total Distance
20.00

Home! Ran to Lacamas and did about 14 miles on the trails and dirt loops, then home. 

Kinvara (white) Miles: 20.002018 Miles: 0.30
Total Distance
4.00

Just 4 miles after getting home from camping. New shoes that I liked. 

Altra Escalante Miles: 4.00
Total Distance
10.10

Lacamas trail this morning in a new pair of shoes. I didn't love them at first but after a while, they seemed ok. If it's flat or uphill they're great, but feel a bit sloppy on the downhill.

Altra Lone Peak 3.5 Miles: 10.10
Total Distance
13.20

AM: 5.2 miles. Right knee a little bothersome from the new shoes yesterday (I think).

PM: 8 miles in Bend. Ran on the trails at Shevlin Park. I’m falling in love with trail running.  

Kinvara (white) Miles: 8.00Sketchers Miles: 5.202018 Miles: 1.00
Comments
From Bob on Wed, Sep 05, 2018 at 08:53:32 from 12.104.218.250

I like Altra shoes, but they don't last long IMO. I usually buy the older road models on sale, but still too much money.

Total Distance
11.00

AM: 8 miles in Bend, OR. 

PM: 3 miles in Medford after nearly 8 hours of driving today. 

Altra Escalante Miles: 11.00
Total Distance
11.10

Medford. Ran North Phoenix Rd, my favorite route from when I lived here. Mile 9 and 10 were 5:44 and 5:30. Felt good. 

Kinvara (white) Miles: 11.10
Total Distance
6.00

To Costco and up the hill, then back. 

Sketchers Miles: 6.002018 Miles: 1.00
Total Distance
20.50

To highway 14 then Prune Hill up/down into downtown Camas. Turned around and came back the same direction. Just under 2,000 ft elevation climb and drop. 

Lunar (red) Miles: 20.502018 Miles: 0.50
Total Distance
13.00

AM: 7 miles in the rain. Nice to have a little moisture in the air after a long, hot summer. 

PM: 6 miles on Badger Mountain. My heart skipped a few bears when I saw and heard 4 (!) rattlesnakes. Had to jump over two of them. The trail was great but I’m not likely to return anytime soon. 

Kinvara (white) Miles: 6.00Sketchers Miles: 7.002018 Miles: 1.50
Total Distance
9.20

AM: 7 miles along the river in Richland. Left shin hurt a bit. 

PM: 2.2 miles along the river again. Wanted to go more but my shin hurt again like it had earlier so I cut the run short to be safe. Maybe Altra’s just dint work for me. 

Altra Escalante Miles: 9.20
Total Distance
10.00

First step I took on my run sent a sharp pain in my left shin again. I stopped and stretched my calf and started up again. From that point on, I felt fine. Strange. I need to do a better job stretching and I’ll continue to monitor if it’s an Altra issue or not.

Kinvara (white) Miles: 10.002018 Miles: 0.20
Total Distance
6.20

Mill Plain to 164th and home. 

Sketchers Miles: 6.202018 Miles: 1.20
Total Distance
6.00

6 miles. Wells loop. 

Lunar (red) Miles: 6.00
Total Distance
22.40

I woke up at 4:50 (alarm was set for 5:30 so no biggie) and drove to Lacamas Trail. Only goal was to run for 3 hours and practice hydration and pound my legs. Managed 22.4 miles and felt really good through 21. Final 10 minutes I was ready to be done. Really enjoyed being outside and running this morning. 

Altra Lone Peak 3.5 Miles: 22.40
Total Distance
6.00

A little tired from Saturday still, plus a slight sickness made for a rough morning. Completely missed my alarm and only had time for 6 miles. 

Altra Escalante Miles: 6.00
Total Distance
7.00

MVHS

Sketchers Miles: 7.002018 Miles: 0.20
Total Distance
11.10

AM: 7.5 miles before early morning flight. 

PM: 3.6 miles in Boise. 

Kinvara (white) Miles: 3.60Altra Escalante Miles: 7.50
Total Distance
10.40

Boise. Ran from downtown to the trails north of the capital. Crossed paths with a coyote and my heart skipped a beat. Not fun. I brought my headlamp which was needed for the first 8 miles. The sun doesn’t rise until late here... 

Kinvara (white) Miles: 10.40
Total Distance
6.00

6 miles around Fisher's Landing. Need to do a better job at stretching. 

Altra Escalante Miles: 6.00
Total Distance
23.00

Lacamas trails for just over 3 hours (3:05:12). Felt good for the most past but the first 3-4 miles I was tired and not having a good time mentally. Thankfully that passed after a bit. 

Altra Lone Peak 3.5 Miles: 23.00
Total Distance
12.50

AM: 7.3 around the neighborhood. 

PM: 5.2 around Pre’s Trail in Eugene. 

Kinvara (white) Miles: 5.20Kinvara (yellow/white) Miles: 7.30
Total Distance
7.50

Eugene

2018 Miles: 0.20Altra Escalante Miles: 7.50
Total Distance
4.00

AM: QFC and back. 

Sketchers Miles: 4.00
Total Distance
10.30

Richland, WA. Perfect morning north past the HS and WSU campus. 

Altra Escalante Miles: 10.30
Total Distance
6.00

Lacamas Swim and back. 

2018 Miles: 0.20Kinvara (yellow/white) Miles: 6.00
Total Distance
13.00

Camas Hill up Brady and back. 

Lunar (red) Miles: 13.002018 Miles: 5.50
Total Distance
9.00

Wells loop

Kinvara (yellow/white) Miles: 9.00
Total Distance
8.20

Old Wells Loop

Kinvara (white) Miles: 8.20
Total Distance
5.00

Boise

Altra Escalante Miles: 5.00
Total Distance
6.00

Mill Plain to 164 and 34th. 

Kinvara (yellow/white) Miles: 6.00
Total Distance
4.30

St. George, UT.

Goal for tomorrow is to not trash my legs. I don't care about time and will be perfectly happy if I run my slowest time ever for a marathon. With a 50 mile race in 5 weeks, I want to be able to run next week and still get in 3 weeks of long runs on the trails.

SG was the first marathon I ever ran (2007) and I'm excited to experience it once again.

Lunar (red) Miles: 4.30
Comments
From Jon on Sat, Oct 06, 2018 at 07:12:22 from 96.33.86.208

I think you're already running but good luck

From Little Bad Legs on Sun, Oct 07, 2018 at 18:24:19 from 71.63.172.208

Thanks Jon!

Race: St George Marathon (26.2 Miles) 02:54:13
Total Distance
28.20

Had a good time running the SG marathon. This was my first marathon in 2007 and every marathon since then I've 'raced.' Today was the first time I didn't race a marathon and just ran for fun. Took it very easy to the bottom of Veyo and maintained my pace up the hill to the volcano. I'm not going to lie...it was a strange feeling to be running slower than normal in a marathon and not racing, but I kept telling myself I have bigger goals next month and it wasn't worth going too hard today and feeling the effects for a week. Given the course layout, I naturally picked up the pace the last 10 miles and with 3 miles to go, I felt completely fresh so I picked up the pace and ran 6:06, 5:31, and 5:20 with the final .2 in 5:08/pace. It was fun to cruise and run quickly at the finish--totally different than the normal battle/struggle. 

I crossed the line, grabbed a drink, and then ran back up the course 1 mile to meet my buddy who was trying to BQ. We met at 25.2 and then I ran with him back to the finish. Pace was 7:30 on the 2 extra miles and my legs felt great. So...the day was a success. My legs feel great, my lungs feel strong, and I think with a few more weeks of training, I'll be ready for my first 50 mile race. 

I think I'll run Boston in 2020 as a 40 year old, then be done with road marathons(?). I'm enjoying the trails more and get a greater sense of accomplishment with ultra marathons than roads. Perhaps not. Either way, I'm done with the downhill road marathons of Utah.

Lunar (red) Miles: 28.20
Comments
From Jon on Sun, Oct 07, 2018 at 20:15:35 from 96.33.86.208

I literally wrote a break up letter with road races and marathons in my last race report.

Make sure to take it easy this week. Even if you raced easy, your legs still have 26 miles of pounding in them. Better skip a few miles/runs rather than risk injury at this point.

From Little Bad Legs on Sun, Oct 14, 2018 at 12:05:17 from 71.63.172.208

Thanks Jon. I thought I'd be able to run Monday no problem but was more sore than I expected. Feeling pretty good a week later so hopefully I can get a couple more weeks of solid training this month.

Total Distance
2.10

Dallas, TX. Legs still sore from the marathon.

Kinvara (yellow/white) Miles: 2.10
Total Distance
4.30

Dallas, TX. Ran with a coworker somewhat slow but my legs still are sore. 

Kinvara (yellow/white) Miles: 4.30
Total Distance
8.00

Final run in Dallas, TX. Legs finally feel back to normal. 

Kinvara (yellow/white) Miles: 8.00
Total Distance
11.00

Trail run around Lacamas. New shoes that feel pretty good. A little tired at the end so not fully recovered...but close. 

Hoka Speedgoat Miles: 11.00
Total Distance
3.00

Neighborhood. 

Altra Escalante Miles: 3.00
Total Distance
14.20

North Target. 

PM: 7 miles on the trails @ Shevlin Park in Bend. 

Kivara Trail Miles: 7.00Kinvara (white) Miles: 7.202018 Miles: 0.20
Total Distance
12.00

AM: Bend, on a treadmill because I didn’t pack clothing for 24 degrees. Incline between 3-8% the entire time. 

PM: 5 miles on Ridgeline Trail in Eugene. Lots of up/down.  

Kivara Trail Miles: 5.00Altra Escalante Miles: 7.00
Comments
From Jon on Thu, Oct 18, 2018 at 09:50:34 from 165.156.40.43

Seems a shame to be in Bend and run on a treadmill. Better than hypothermia, though.

From Little Bad Legs on Thu, Oct 18, 2018 at 21:48:11 from 71.63.172.208

I like to think I'm tough when it's cold...but no way I'm running outside in only a t-shirt in 24 degrees. Last time I was in Bend, I forgot a running shirt all together and had to run shirtless. Not a problem in August!

Total Distance
6.00

6 miles in Eugene. Strange to see Hayward Field gone...

Altra Escalante Miles: 6.00
Comments
From Burt on Fri, Oct 19, 2018 at 11:27:58 from 70.176.85.97

I've been binge watching the Walking Dead lately. So when I see Eugene, I get mad.

From Little Bad Legs on Sun, Oct 21, 2018 at 15:28:43 from 71.63.172.208

I've never watched a single episode of Walking Dead...so I'm lost on your reference :)

From Burt on Sun, Oct 21, 2018 at 16:19:28 from 70.176.85.97

Well, I finished watching. Spoiler alert. Eugene saves the day.

Total Distance
6.40

Wells Loop. Cold and fog. 

Lunar (red) Miles: 6.40
Total Distance
20.20

Lacams Trail at 5:15 this morning. Very dark and foggy for the first 2 hours and then finally cleared up with the sun. I felt ok but never great. Maybe I ate too much last night? I just felt full and eating/drinking throughout was never pleasant. 

I tried running with a new hydration vest and hated every minute of it. With it loose, it sloshed around and with it tight to prevent sloshing, it was difficult to breath. Took it off after 7 miles and figured I'd try something else next week. Only 1 or 2 more long runs to figure that out...I guess if nothing else, I'll just stick with my handheld.

Hoka Speedgoat Miles: 20.20
Comments
From Bob on Tue, Oct 23, 2018 at 07:24:41 from 174.221.22.210

I use to run with a Camelback, but I always felt better carrying stuff on my back. I like handhelds as well. Although, in reality all of the options are annoying after a while.

From Little Bad Legs on Tue, Oct 23, 2018 at 11:49:22 from 66.87.139.194

I agree 100% w/ your final sentence. :) None of them are enjoyable.

Total Distance
12.60

AM: 5.5 miles this morning on Mill Plain. 

PM: 7.1 miles on Badger Mountain in the tri cities. Quickly becoming a favorite trail run. 

Kivara Trail Miles: 7.10Kinvara (white) Miles: 5.502018 Miles: 0.30
Total Distance
7.50

7.5 miles in Richland

Altra Escalante Miles: 7.50
Total Distance
5.00

Fishers Landing

Sketchers Miles: 5.00
Total Distance
0.00

No run. Right knee a little bothersome.

Total Distance
6.00

Around Mill Plain

Kinvara (white) Miles: 6.002018 Miles: 0.50
Total Distance
20.00

Long run around Lacamas Trail. Slept in a litte bit and didn't get started until 6:30. The rain held off all morning and the temp was low 50's, so the environment was quite enjoyable. 

This was the best I've felt for a long run in over a month. Nothing specific, but I didn't feel tired, my legs felt somewhat fresh, my stomach felt fine, etc. It's been a while since I've felt this good so that bodes well for the next few weeks. I'll slowly reduce the miles the next few weeks and hopefully be fresh and confident on Nov 10th.

Altra Lone Peak 3.5 Miles: 20.00
Total Distance
3.30

New shoes. Short run. 

Kinvara 8 (Green) Miles: 3.30
Total Distance
13.50

AM: 9.5 miles

PM: 4 miles in Eugene

Lunar (red) Miles: 9.50Kinvara (yellow/white) Miles: 4.00
Total Distance
6.00

Eugene

Kinvara (yellow/white) Miles: 6.00
Total Distance
7.40

Mill Plain

Lunar (red) Miles: 7.402018 Miles: 1.50
Total Distance
5.00

Boise

2018 Miles: 0.60Altra Escalante Miles: 5.00
Total Distance
7.00

Lacamas Trail. 

Hoka Speedgoat Miles: 7.00
Total Distance
5.30

Feeling rested. I don’t like daylight savings but I do enjoy the slightly brighter run in the AM. 

Lunar (red) Miles: 5.302018 Miles: 0.80
Comments
From jtshad on Mon, Nov 05, 2018 at 15:12:21 from 141.221.191.225

Still racing the 50 this weekend? Good luck, glad you are feeling rested and hopefully ready.

From Little Bad Legs on Tue, Nov 06, 2018 at 12:58:03 from 66.87.113.120

Thanks Jeff!

Yep, running my first 50 mile race this weekend. Certainly not Ďracingí but rather just running and hoping to survive. ;) Iím feeling like I bit off more than I can chew, but hopefully itís a good experience.

Total Distance
4.00

Eugene, OR

2018 Miles: 0.60Altra Escalante Miles: 4.00
Total Distance
3.10

I ran a 5K this morning around the neighborhood. 

On Saturday I will do that 10 times...plus another mile for good measure. 

Kinvara (yellow/white) Miles: 3.10
Total Distance
1.00

Richland, WA

Altra Escalante Miles: 1.00
Total Distance
1.00

1 mile on the treadmill in Bend. 

Kinvara (yellow/white) Miles: 1.00
Race: Run the Rock 50 (51 Miles) 08:34:55, Place overall: 10
Total Distance
51.00

It's been a goal of mine to run a 50 mile race for a number of years and when I found a race that offered a 25% discount for veterans, I signed up. :) I've been pretty intimidated by the distance and never had the courage to sign up, but once I did, I was pretty excited. My training in August and September was great. I was listening to a lot of ultra podcasts and couldn't be more excited. In October I ran the St. George marathon and then took a few days off as rest. From that point on, training started to feel more like a chore and I just wanted the race to be over. Mentally and physically I was ready for it to be over. So it goes...

Even yesterday (and race morning) I wasn't super excited. Not nervous, not excited, not scared...just flat. It was weird. I was a little intimidated by the elevation and the total elevation gain/loss over the race (7500 ft) and wondering if I made the right choice of course. And it was going to be cold. Really cold. 19 degrees cold.

Thanks for all the great advice from Jon Allen--going into the run I felt like I had a strong gameplan and strategy for success. I waited until the very last second to strip down to shorts and t-shirt w/arm sleeves. I was putting on gloves and walking to the start right as the gun went off. The plan was to go out easy (super easy) and take walk breaks for 3 minutes every 25 minutes. The course was stunningly beautiful with Smith Rock glowing with the morning sunrise. We decended down to the river and rolled along for 4 miles before climbing switchback for the next 4 miles. I took scheduled walk breaks and didn't stress one bit about the pace the first 20 miles. For anyone that has ran trail races, you are kind of at the mercy of the group. When the lead individual starts walking, the group walks as well. Tight singletrack makes it difficult to pass and I just rolled along with it. I checked into the first aid station at mile 9 feeling good. I grabbed some water and was off running again with 4 more miles of uphill (this section being somewhat rocky). 

It was cold throughout and it took about an hour before I could feel my toes and fingers. Not much to report from here until mile 15. Just plugging along, running with individuals for a bit and then moving up to the next group. This was the most rocky section of the course and half of it was run on a dirt road. I used the bathroom at the 2nd aid station and was off quickly again. The next 3 miles were slight downhill on fun singletrack where I ran with a guy from Montan. We chatted throughout which took my mind off things and I was having a great time. Final aid station (on the first loop) at mile 21 where I filled up my water and ate 1 potato chip, then took off for the halfway point (start/finish line).  Throughout the first 25 miles I stuck with my own fueling (sport beans, stroop waffles, gu) every 7/8 miles. 

Miles 21-23 were fun single track again, relatively flat along the ridgeline. Mile 23 was straight downhill and it was horrible. As I ran down, I was already dreading having to run it again at mile 49. But that wouldn't be for another 4 hours. Ran along the river for another mile (25) and then a steep uphill uphill for .5 mile to hit the halfway point at 25.5 miles. My wife and kids were there to give me some high fives, I swapped shirts, traded my beanie for a visor, replenished my fuel/water, and was off once again. In hindsight I wish I would have hung out for even just a minute more but I was (for the first time) focused on my race time and wanting to be quick and on my way again.

I enjoyed running a double loop and seeing everything a second time. It was a solo run for the next 8 miles. The wind picked up and even though the sun was out, it was still chilly. My nose dripped continually and my face felt windburt. The hills that I felt weren't so tough the first loop suddenly became VERY STEEP. The first time through I remember thinking that the hills weren't as bad as I was expecting and I'd be able to manage them no problem the 2nd loop. I was wrong. They were so. much. harder the second time around. I walked/ran a good share of them and ran out of water about 2 miles before the aid station (mile 33). For the rest of the race, I maximized the aid station and took my time as needed. I sat down, drank 2 cups of chicked broth and a couple pretzles and then managed to stand and proceed with the race. It was 4 more miles of uphill (I walked a lot, ran when slighty uphill or flat) and rocky/challenging footing until mile 40. It flattend out about mile 37 and I ran to the aid station at mile 40. This was by far the hardest part of the race. It never felt depressing or like I needed to quit in any way. I was just tired, cold, out of water again, and realizing from this point on, it was the farthest I've ever ran in my life. It wasn't all bad (and clearly everyone was having personal struggles to some degree) as I passed 3 guys during this time.

I made it into the 40 mile aid station feeling optimistic in running the final 11 miles, but certainly tired. I drank 2 more cups of chicken broth and a couple animal crackers. I said "it doesn't matter because I'm not going to be able to run any faster, but any idea what place I'm in?" thinking the answer would be 20-25th place. They said 10th....and I was immediately rejuvinated and feeling like a million bucks. Shortly after that, the 11th, 12th, 13th, and 14th place runners arrived so I took off, running with some juice in my legs and my head. It was great. The next 4 miles were some of my fastest of the entire race, partially because of now running for placing but also because of the smooth trail and slight downhill sections. Miles 45 and 46 were uphill and in the shade and I was so glad I had kept my arm sleeves and gloves. I ran out of water for the 3rd time (!) and slowly made a climb to the final aid station at mile 46.4.

Same routine as the last 2; sit, chicken broth, animal crackers, and then a handful of M&M's as I left the aid station. The volunteers were amazing and I thanked them as much as I could. I was tired (understatement) but told myself that I could manage 4.6 miles no matter what. I actually felt great here; mentally I was sharp, happy to have fueled, and excited to be running at a good clip. The next two miles I cruised and hit low 7:00's each mile. I moved into 9th place and caught the 8th place guy right as we hit the killer downhill at mile 49. I hate downhill. Give me uphill anyday of the week. The descent down obliterated my legs; not my quads suprisingly, but my hip flexor and ankles. Just so much pain and discomfort with the steep decline. 8th place left me in the dust and halfway down the guy I had passed at mile 48 passed me back, putting me back in 10th place. So it goes.... With my place somewhat secured in 10th, I walked a chunk of the remaining downhill and then ran along the river and climbed the quarter mile uphill to the finish slow slow slow. Final 100 meters to the finish line I managed to run again, so a small victory. :) If the race would have ended at mile 49 before the downhill, I would have finished on cloud 9. The downhill was rough and...not fun. It put a slightly sour taste in my mouth for the race, but in reflection, it's silly to be disapointed in the entirety because of that small portion. Obvioulsy there were some lowpoints at times, but all in all I had a blast and am so glad that I set/completed this goal. Finally, I am speechless at the thought/idea of running 50 more miles. I always had respect for those that can run 100 mile trail races. The respect grew even more after today.

We'll see what's next! I'm looking forward to not running for a week, rest in general, eating ice cream, and finding another race to run in the future. 

Kivara Trail Miles: 51.00
Comments
From jtshad on Sun, Nov 11, 2018 at 16:51:44 from 75.174.40.207

Congrats on the strong race, 50 miles is amazing. Your physical and mental stamina are amazing. Revel in the accomplishment and take some well deserved time off. Great job!!

From Bob on Mon, Nov 12, 2018 at 13:58:10 from 69.243.135.12

Congrats! I canít imagine trying to get this done in the cold. Shows some serious determination. Your race report gave me flashbacks of chicken broth and downhills. 😩

From Jon on Mon, Nov 12, 2018 at 20:44:03 from 96.33.86.208

Like I said in my email, great job! It's amazing how much motivation you can get when you find out top 10 is possible. I enjoyed reading your report and look forward to seeing what you decide to do in the future. Sounds like a successful race, wisely run, and also a learning experience.

From Little Bad Legs on Fri, Nov 16, 2018 at 09:22:38 from 71.63.172.208

Thanks guys!

Total Distance
0.00

Rest. Feeling suprisingly good!

Total Distance
0.00

Lots of walking tonight in Boise. Had to jog through a couple intersections to avoid traffic and legs felt good. No way will I run for a few more days, but still shocked at how good I feel. I ate a Chip cookie tonight--it was amazing. :)

Total Distance
0.00

Stretching and foam roller. Maybe a small jog tomorrow?

Total Distance
0.00

Rest

Total Distance
1.00

1 mile around the neighborhood. Legs feel good walking and on stairs, but running is too much. I'll rest the remainder of the week and try again Monday.

Altra Escalante Miles: 1.00
Comments
From Jon on Sat, Nov 17, 2018 at 06:16:59 from 96.33.86.208

I love the post race runs where you can feel every muscle fiber in your legs with each step, especially quads. So sore. Let's you know you are alive.

I was doing a first run after hundred Miler once. Only two miles. At the one mile turnaround, I found myself chased by an angry male turkey. Had to Sprint for a quarter mile. That hurt so bad.

From Little Bad Legs on Mon, Nov 19, 2018 at 18:02:02 from 72.223.105.106

Brutal! I remember reading your blog about the angry turkey. ;)

Total Distance
0.00

No running as I drove from Redding CA to Phoenix AZ. Long day

Total Distance
4.00

4 miles in Phoenix. Perfect weather and I finally feel 100% with no pain or strain.

Wanted to run more, but went with family to hike Camelback, followed by swimming. Lots of fun!

Altra Escalante (Boston) Miles: 4.00
Total Distance
7.00

Nice and easy on a dirt path south of Fetlock. Final climb to home hurt my left foot for some reason. It was bothering me a bit on the hike yesterday and flared up the final stretch. 

Lunar (red) Miles: 7.00
Total Distance
8.50

Ran to Deems and ran around the mountain. Foot hurt for the first couple miles, but then loosened up. Mile 7 I pushed the pace and getting up on my toes actually felt a lot better. Weird. 

Lunar (red) Miles: 8.50
Total Distance
0.00

Nothing. Foot hurts just to walk. Doesn't matter if shoes are on or off, still hurts. Bummer.

Total Distance
3.00

Richland, WA. Foot still hurts :(

Altra Escalante (Boston) Miles: 3.00
Comments
From Jon on Mon, Dec 03, 2018 at 12:15:19 from 165.156.40.32

What kind of hurt? Stress fracture kind?

From Little Bad Legs on Thu, Dec 20, 2018 at 22:05:16 from 73.67.128.35

It's been really weird Jon. Not stress fracture or pf, but my arch has been all sorts of "tight." Not sure how to describe it, but my arch and side of my foot has been extremely tight, tender, and painful. So much that it has caused me to limp for days after running.

Finally seems to be turning a corner as I've stretched, rolled, massaged, etc my legs for the past few weeks. Fingers crossed...

Total Distance
2.00

2 miles. Foot finally starting to feel better. 

Total Distance
3.00

AM: 2 miles at home.

PM: 1 mile on the treadmill and then swimming in the hotel pool. My lungs are...weak!

Lunar (red) Miles: 2.00Altra Escalante (Boston) Miles: 1.00
Total Distance
4.00

4 miles in Richland, WA. Foot a little tight. Frustrating.

Altra Escalante Miles: 4.00
Total Distance
3.00

3 miles

Altra Escalante Miles: 3.00
Total Distance
3.00

3 miles. Foot still feeling good. I've realized my right hip has been all sorts of tight as well. Really focused on loosening it with the foam roller and orb ball. Seems to be helping. I'm guessing the drive to AZ in November in the rental van caused the tightness in the hip...which caused an imbalance of sorts and tightening of my left arch. Who knows...

Kinvara 8 (Green) Miles: 3.00
Total Distance
3.20

3.2 miles around the neighborhood.

Altra Escalante (Boston) Miles: 3.20
Total Distance
4.70

4.7 miles to 164th and Mill Plain. Foot feels good!

2018 Miles: 1.00Altra Escalante Miles: 4.70
Total Distance
5.30

Foot and hip was tight for the first mile, but then felt better. 

Kinvara 8 (Green) Miles: 5.30
Total Distance
6.30

Same as yesterday. Super tight in my hip and painful in my foot for the first mile, then better. 

Lunar (red) Miles: 6.30
Total Distance
6.20

6.2 miles this morning. Mill Plain to 164th and home.

2018 Miles: 2.00Altra Lone Peak 3.5 Miles: 6.20
Total Distance
6.00

Merry Christmas! Ran 6 miles around MVHS after candy for breakfast and opening gifts. 

Kinvara 8 (Green) Miles: 6.00
Total Distance
7.00

7 miles in the rain on Lacamas Trail.

Hoka Speedgoat Miles: 7.00
Total Distance
5.00

5 miles to 164th and 192nd. Right hamstring is tight. The final 2 months of 2019 have been rough. Ever since the race, I just haven't felt right. Something always seems to be tight and running isn't as smooth/easy as it has always been.

Kinvara 8 (Green) Miles: 5.00
Comments
From Jon on Tue, Jan 01, 2019 at 20:07:30 from 96.33.86.208

Ultras aren't easy. Your body learns to adjust, though, just like marathons- you're less sore aftewards when you've done more of them.

Total Distance
5.30

Mill Pkain to chickfila and back. 

Lunar (red) Miles: 5.30
Total Distance
10.60

14 frontage road to church and Mill Plain, then home. 

Altra Escalante (Boston) Miles: 10.60
Total Distance
8.10

8.1 miles on the Lacamas Trail. Nice and soft...need to get out here more. 

Altra Lone Peak 3.5 Miles: 8.10
Total Distance
2222.00
Kinvara (white) Miles: 486.50Sketchers Miles: 418.202018 Miles: 705.00Lunar (red) Miles: 450.60Adidas Boston Red Miles: 13.30Kinvara 4 (Blue) Miles: 395.80Kivara Trail Miles: 89.10Altra Escalante Miles: 112.70Altra Lone Peak 3.5 Miles: 89.80Kinvara (yellow/white) Miles: 56.80Hoka Speedgoat Miles: 45.20Kinvara 8 (Green) Miles: 22.60Altra Escalante (Boston) Miles: 21.80
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