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South Jordan,UT,USA

Member Since:

Sep 01, 2008



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Running Accomplishments:

Started running in 2001.  Have completed over 100 marathons and ultras since then. 

Marathon PR 2:56:04 (2005 St. George)

New PR 2:53:24 (2008 Tucson)

Finished 2nd Overall in 2005 Utah Grand Slam to Paul Peterson.  He beat me by 30 min in every race.

1/2 Marathon PR 1:23:56 (2008 Just Cuz Half Marathon)

Completed the Utah Grand Slam 10 consecutive years (2003-2012).  I don't know if anyone else has done that.

Short-Term Running Goals:

2021 Goals:

Be consistent in my running.  Find Balance.

I do half my running in Idaho and half in Utah due to my work.

Run a couple marathons this year.

Long-Term Running Goals:

Enjoy winning my old-man Age Group (55-59)!


I'm in the 55-59 Age Group.....Yikes!

I have been married for over 36 years.  We have 3 children and 7 grandchildren.

 "Only those who risk going to far can possibly find out how far they can go"  T.S. Eliot

"Putting miles in your training log (blog) is like putting money in the bank.  You begin to draw interest on it immediately."  Hal Higdon

Favorite Blogs:

Russian champion tries Crocs, commits to racing a marathon in them

Nikolay Chavkin in the video below did 3x1000, first two in Adidas carbon-fiber models, the last one in Crocs. Surprised by the result (2:52, 2:52, 2:50) with the fastest interval done in Crocs, he committed to racing a marathon in Crocs if the video gets 42K likes and 195 comments (for 42 km 195 m, the marathon distance). Nikolay's current marathon PR is 2:14:00. The video was created by a Russian sporting goods store chain. Their moto is "more sports - brighter life", which we think is wonderful, and also deserves a Like. If you want to see a fast marathon in Crocs, go to the video and click the Like button. And make sure to share it with your friends.

Miles:This week: 0.00 Month: 0.00 Year: 86.99
Hoka Arahi Lifetime Miles: 457.37
Asics Kayano 26 Lifetime Miles: 189.46
Asics 2000-8 (UT) Lifetime Miles: 23.46
Biking 2021 Lifetime Miles: 280.28
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Biking 2021 Miles: 96.61
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I rode a Loop out to the new house from the Townhouse in South Jordan.  We move in next Friday!

Bike:  10.00 Miles

Biking 2021 Miles: 10.00
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15 mile bike ride out and back on the MVC Trail.

Finally settled in to our NEW HOUSE!

Still just riding a bike.  Probably won't be able to run at all until next year.

Had Meniscus surgery on 5/12

Acid Injections in knee on 6/28.

First PRP Injection on 7/6...still have 2 more every 6 weeks.

This is obviously going to be a process...

Biking 2021 Miles: 15.16
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20.43 mile ride on the MVC Trail up to 5400 and back.

Biking 2021 Miles: 20.43
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Nice Morning.  I rode the MVC trail all the way up to the 201 Freeway and back.  Lots of other bikers and runners out today.

Total 30.62 miles.

Biking 2021 Miles: 30.62
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20.40 biking miles out and back on the MVC Trail.

Biking 2021 Miles: 20.40
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Biking 2021 Miles: 96.61
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