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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: 280.28
Slow milesFast milesTotal Distance
86.990.0086.99
Asics Kayano 26 Miles: 38.31Asics 2000-7 (UT) Miles: 25.22Asics 2000-8 (UT) Miles: 23.46Biking 2021 Miles: 280.28
Slow milesFast milesTotal Distance
5.090.005.09

5.09 miles out and back on Hiline.  17 degrees.

Asics Kayano 26 Miles: 5.09
Slow milesFast milesTotal Distance
6.030.006.03

6.03 miles in SoJo.  Temps low 30's...not bad!

Asics 2000-7 (UT) Miles: 6.03
Slow milesFast milesTotal Distance
6.040.006.04

6.04 miles in SoJo.  Temp 29 degrees.

Asics 2000-7 (UT) Miles: 6.04
Slow milesFast milesTotal Distance
10.060.0010.06

10.06 miles out to the PWC and back.  31 degrees and overcast with a small skiff of new snow.

Asics Kayano 26 Miles: 10.06
Slow milesFast milesTotal Distance
7.580.007.58

7.58 miles out and back on Hiline.  29 degrees and overcast.

Asics Kayano 26 Miles: 7.58
Slow milesFast milesTotal Distance
8.020.008.02

8.02 miles in SoJo.  It was 35 degrees this morning so I actually ran in shorts!

Asics 2000-7 (UT) Miles: 8.02
Slow milesFast milesTotal Distance
5.020.005.02

5.02 miles out and back on Hiline.  Temp 20 degrees.

Asics Kayano 26 Miles: 5.02
Slow milesFast milesTotal Distance
5.130.005.13

5.13 miles in SoJo.  Temp 38 degrees, not bad.

Asics 2000-7 (UT) Miles: 5.13
Slow milesFast milesTotal Distance
5.140.005.14

5.14 miles in SoJo.  43 degrees and overcast with a few raindrops.

Asics 2000-8 (UT) Miles: 5.14
Slow milesFast milesTotal Distance
5.150.005.15

5.15 miles in SoJo this morning.  Temp 34.

Asics 2000-8 (UT) Miles: 5.15
Slow milesFast milesTotal Distance
7.560.007.56

7.56 miles out and back on Hiline.  Temps low 40's, but pretty windy.

Asics Kayano 26 Miles: 7.56
Slow milesFast milesTotal Distance
8.080.008.08

I had an early appointment in Utah this morning so I ran this afternoon after I was finished.  It was 65 degrees, but SUPER Windy this afternoon in SoJo.  8.08 miles.

Asics 2000-8 (UT) Miles: 8.08
Slow milesFast milesTotal Distance
5.090.005.09

5.09 miles this morning in SoJo.  Temps low 30's with a few snowflakes.

Asics 2000-8 (UT) Miles: 5.09
Slow milesFast milesTotal Distance
3.000.003.00

My right knee has been bothering me for about 2 weeks now.

Trying to rehab on the eliptical.  3.00 miles

Asics Kayano 26 Miles: 3.00
Slow milesFast milesTotal Distance
0.000.000.00

This is difficult to write...

I have been struggling with knee pain off and on since last August.  I was hoping it would subside, but it has become progressively worse...to the point of pain all the time.

I cannot run at all.  I have difficulty even walking up and down stairs.

I finally went to see a doctor a couple weeks ago.  X-Rays were completly negative for Arthritis, even though the doctor was CONVINCED that my knee would be full of it with the years of running.

Next step was an MRI.  I received my results yesterday and I have a COMPLETE TEAR of the inner Meniscus on my right knee.

Running is now completely out of the question for the foreseeable future.  I meet with the Orthopaedic Surgeon on Thursday and we will see what he recommends.

To say that I am totally crushed is an understatement.  Running those 2 Marathons last summer/fall made me the happiest I have been in YEARS.  I was in the best shape I had been in for YEARS.  Now I will have to start over...probably MONTHS from now.

BUMMED... 

Slow milesFast milesTotal Distance
0.000.000.00

Bike 15.00 Miles

Biking 2021 Miles: 15.00
Slow milesFast milesTotal Distance
0.000.000.00

First real activity since my surgery...

 

The doctor said I could ride a bike on flat terrain just a bit.

I rode my bike around Daybreak really easy for about 30 minutes.  Probably about 6 miles.

Biking 2021 Miles: 6.00
Slow milesFast milesTotal Distance
0.000.000.00

Rode around Daybreak on a warm morning.

Bike 6.00 Miles

Biking 2021 Miles: 6.00
Slow milesFast milesTotal Distance
0.000.000.00

15 mile bike ride on my used to be 15 mile running route out to the top of Satterfield and back.  Warm morning.

Knee is getting better.  It's now been 24 days since my surgery.

 

Bike 15.00 Miles.

Biking 2021 Miles: 15.00
Slow milesFast milesTotal Distance
0.000.000.00

10 miles on the bike on the Daybreak Loop.  Nice morning.  Knee a bit stiff.

Bike 10.00 miles.

Biking 2021 Miles: 10.00
Slow milesFast milesTotal Distance
0.000.000.00

I rode the bike out to the Mt View Corridor trail and went North to 7800 and then back with a loop out through the newer section of Daybreak by the Watercourse they are building. 

Bike 16.25 miles.

Biking 2021 Miles: 16.25
Slow milesFast milesTotal Distance
0.000.000.00

I rode West on Tyhee, South on Rio Vista, then west on Siphon past the airport and back.  Nice morning.

Bike:  20.45 miles

Biking 2021 Miles: 20.45
Slow milesFast milesTotal Distance
0.000.000.00

It was a warm (75) morning.  I was actually glad this morning to be a biker right now and not a runner.  Too hot for me.

Bike 15.60 Miles

Biking 2021 Miles: 15.60
Slow milesFast milesTotal Distance
0.000.000.00

I rode out and back on the Mountain View Corridor trail.

Bike:  16.25 miles.

Biking 2021 Miles: 16.25
Slow milesFast milesTotal Distance
0.000.000.00

Same route as yesterday.  Another nice morning in SoJo.

Bike:  16.21 miles.

Biking 2021 Miles: 16.21
Slow milesFast milesTotal Distance
0.000.000.00

Today I altered my route and climbed the hill on the MVC trail from 7800 S to 6200 S before turning around.  It's a 9% grade for a large section.  Good workout!

Bike:  16.31 miles.

Biking 2021 Miles: 16.31
Slow milesFast milesTotal Distance
0.000.000.00

I rode West on Siphon Rd until the pavement ended, then turned South until I hit the freeway and came back on the frontage road past the old FMC plant.

Bike:  30.60 miles.

Biking 2021 Miles: 30.60
Slow milesFast milesTotal Distance
0.000.000.00

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
Slow milesFast milesTotal Distance
0.000.000.00

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
Slow milesFast milesTotal Distance
0.000.000.00

20.43 mile ride on the MVC Trail up to 5400 and back.

Biking 2021 Miles: 20.43
Comments
From Rob Murphy on Mon, Jul 19, 2021 at 13:54:17 from 72.184.235.251

Great riding! Lots of changes going on with your life. I'm hopeful that your knee will be better than expected.

Slow milesFast milesTotal Distance
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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
Slow milesFast milesTotal Distance
0.000.000.00

20.40 biking miles out and back on the MVC Trail.

Biking 2021 Miles: 20.40
Slow milesFast milesTotal Distance
86.990.0086.99
Asics Kayano 26 Miles: 38.31Asics 2000-7 (UT) Miles: 25.22Asics 2000-8 (UT) Miles: 23.46Biking 2021 Miles: 280.28
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