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Location:

South Jordan,UT,USA

Member Since:

Sep 01, 2008

Gender:

Male

Goal Type:

Other

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)!

Personal:

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: 229.26
Slow milesFast milesTotal Distance
236.870.00236.87
Asics GT 2000 Miles: 168.16Asics Kayano 18 Miles: 37.38Asics 2000 Miles: 5.13
Slow milesFast milesTotal Distance
7.060.007.06

It was 33 degrees and Misty/Foggy.  7.06 miles.

Asics GT 2000 Miles: 7.06
Slow milesFast milesTotal Distance
5.000.005.00

I drove in to town to meet Barry and run the old neighborhood.  It was the first time I have rune with someone else since September.  I always run alone in where I live now and never see any other runners.

We chatted and ran 5 easy miles.

Asics GT 2000 Miles: 5.00
Slow milesFast milesTotal Distance
5.070.005.07

It was 35 degrees with no ice this morning...yay

5.07 easy miles.

Asics GT 2000 Miles: 5.07
Slow milesFast milesTotal Distance
5.110.005.11

34 degrees.  5.11 miles.

Asics GT 2000 Miles: 5.11
Slow milesFast milesTotal Distance
5.050.005.05

It was 18 degrees this morning.  5.05 miles.

Asics GT 2000 Miles: 5.05
Slow milesFast milesTotal Distance
5.070.005.07

22 degrees

5.07 miles

Asics GT 2000 Miles: 5.07
Slow milesFast milesTotal Distance
5.050.005.05

26 degrees and calm.  5.05 miles.

Asics Kayano 18 Miles: 5.05
Slow milesFast milesTotal Distance
7.030.007.03

30 degrees.  7.03 miles.

Asics GT 2000 Miles: 7.03
Comments
From Glen on Tue, Mar 10, 2015 at 18:50:44 from 96.18.162.67

Bill, saw you on the lone faithfuls list. Do you ever hit the trails outside of Pocatello? I and a couple of friends could use and introduction to those trails. I have ventured out from one of the City Ck. parking areas a couple of times, but there looks to be a lot out there. Let me know if you are planning something or need some company. I'm building up the miles for the RONR 108K. I need some trail work.

Slow milesFast milesTotal Distance
5.060.005.06

It was 50 degrees and windy.  5.06 miles.

Asics Kayano 18 Miles: 5.06
Slow milesFast milesTotal Distance
7.070.007.07

Another 50 degree morning.  7.07 miles.

Asics GT 2000 Miles: 7.07
Slow milesFast milesTotal Distance
5.040.005.04

It was 41 degrees and quite windy.  5.04 miles.

Asics Kayano 18 Miles: 5.04
Slow milesFast milesTotal Distance
5.030.005.03

It was 35 degrees and calm.  5.03 miles.

Asics Kayano 18 Miles: 5.03
Slow milesFast milesTotal Distance
6.040.006.04

It was 58 degrees this morning.  The warm before the impending storm.  6.04 miles.

Asics GT 2000 Miles: 6.04
Slow milesFast milesTotal Distance
9.720.009.72

I met up with Barry and Troy and we ran down to the couthouse and back.  It was 45 degrees and nice.  9.72 miles.

Asics GT 2000 Miles: 9.72
Slow milesFast milesTotal Distance
5.100.005.10

5.10 Miles on a nice morning.

Asics Kayano 18 Miles: 5.10
Slow milesFast milesTotal Distance
5.050.005.05

5.05 easy miles early before church.

Asics GT 2000 Miles: 5.05
Slow milesFast milesTotal Distance
5.030.005.03

5.03 easy miles. 

Asics Kayano 18 Miles: 5.03
Slow milesFast milesTotal Distance
5.040.005.04

5.04 miles.

Asics GT 2000 Miles: 5.04
Slow milesFast milesTotal Distance
7.060.007.06

I ran all the way up 2 1/2 mile road past the Johnson farm until the road ended.  The run down was much more fun.  7.06 miles.

Asics GT 2000 Miles: 7.06
Slow milesFast milesTotal Distance
5.130.005.13

5.13 miles on a beautiful morning.

Asics GT 2000 Miles: 5.13
Slow milesFast milesTotal Distance
5.060.005.06

5.06 miles.

Asics GT 2000 Miles: 5.06
Slow milesFast milesTotal Distance
7.070.007.07

7.07 miles.

Asics Kayano 18 Miles: 7.07
Slow milesFast milesTotal Distance
9.080.009.08

9.08 miles on a cool (39) morning.

Asics GT 2000 Miles: 9.08
Slow milesFast milesTotal Distance
11.050.0011.05

Vacation this week...

11.05 miles, the first 3.50 with Skyler (son-in-law) on a beautiful morning.

Asics GT 2000 Miles: 11.05
Slow milesFast milesTotal Distance
8.030.008.03

Another cool, nice morning.

8.03 miles.

Asics GT 2000 Miles: 8.03
Slow milesFast milesTotal Distance
10.120.0010.12

Another nice morning.

10.12 miles.

Asics GT 2000 Miles: 10.12
Slow milesFast milesTotal Distance
7.100.007.10

7.10 easy miles.

Asics GT 2000 Miles: 7.10
Slow milesFast milesTotal Distance
6.800.006.80

Met up with a group of friends in my old neighborhood for a run.  6.80 easy miles.

Asics GT 2000 Miles: 6.80
Slow milesFast milesTotal Distance
20.120.0020.12

I ran the first 20 miles of the marathon route.

The sky looked completely overcast from all the smoke.  Didn't see any other runners until I caught some half-marathoners around mile 18.  Maybe that was a sign I shouldn't have been out there either.

20.12 smoky miles.

Asics GT 2000 Miles: 20.12
Race: Pocatello Marathon (26.2 Miles) 04:27:00
Slow milesFast milesTotal Distance
26.200.0026.20

Pocatello Marathon

My 15th in a row.

Didn't push the pace...now that I'm on the race committee I did lots of work Thursday and Friday and was at the start line early to help and worked on take down afterwards.

Slow milesFast milesTotal Distance
6.300.006.30

6.30 easy miles with Barry and Troy.

Asics GT 2000 Miles: 6.30
Slow milesFast milesTotal Distance
5.130.005.13

5.13 easy miles.

Asics 2000 Miles: 5.13
Slow milesFast milesTotal Distance
236.870.00236.87
Asics GT 2000 Miles: 168.16Asics Kayano 18 Miles: 37.38Asics 2000 Miles: 5.13
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