A Runner at Heart.....Riding a Bike

January 2022

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Location:

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:

2022 Goals:

Be consistent in my Riding.  Build to 135 miles a week.

Drop a few lbs.

Long-Term Running Goals:

Maybe Run again someday.....if my knee allows it!

Personal:

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

I have been married for over 37 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

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Miles:This week: 0.00 Month: 0.00 Year: 0.00
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: 653.86
Road Biking 2022 Lifetime Miles: 747.56
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First ride of the year.  Got out about 2:15pm.  Temps were OK (mid 50's) but the wind was Nasty (20-25mph).

20.36 Miles on the MVC Paved Trail North to 5400 S and back.

My butt is gonna be sore tomorrow!
 

Road Biking 2022 Miles: 20.36
Comments
From jtshad on Mon, Mar 21, 2022 at 13:50:17 from 141.221.191.225

Glad you were able to get out.

How is your knee doing?

How is work going?

From Bill Mandler on Wed, Mar 23, 2022 at 18:57:44 from 75.169.158.19

Jeff,

My knee is unfortunately not likely to let me run again...

I am learning to love biking!

Work is Brutal...Can't get enough employees to save our lives. We could hire 100-150 more people right now between my 30 locations and give them all the hours they ever wanted!

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*****New Bike*****Had to try it out!

The bike shop called last night and said my new bike was ready.  Picked it up today.

Went for a ride after work.  20.11 miles on my new Trek Emonda' Road bike..  First time on a Carbon frame bike.

Sweet!

Road Biking 2022 Miles: 20.11
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A beautiful late aftenoon ride.  75 degrees!  35.11 miles on the MVC path up to California Ave and back to South Jordan.  New bike doing well.

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20.11 Biking miles this afternoon in VERY Windy conditions.

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20.12 Biking miles after work.  Winds were only 5-10mph, and out of the North.  I do much better with less wind...lol.

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20.14 Bike miles up to 5400 and back.  Nice pace!

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20.13 Biking Miles this afternoon up to 5400 and back.  55 and windy.

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20.14 Biking Miles out to 5400 and back on the MVC Trail.  Kinda windy.

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20.14 Biking miles up to 5400 and back.  Temps mid 60's and windy (of course).

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Drove the rental RV dwon to Springdale today.  Camping there for 3 nights.

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Spent the day in Zion.  We hiked to all 3 Emerald Pools, then looped up to the Grotto.  Had some lunch then hiked the Narrows path until we hit water.  We are going to do the water portion tomorrow.

Probably hiked 6-7 miles today.

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Today was "Narrows" day at Zion.  We rented our chest waders and water shoes and hiked (waded) up several miles past Orderville canyon.  It was Amazing!

6 miles of hiking/wading today.

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Drove to Bryce Canyon today.  We drove all the way out to Rainbow Point (9115 elevation) and hiked around there a bit.  Then we hiked the Rim trail around Bryce Ampitheater.

Hiked 3-4 miles today.

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Sue wasn't feeling well for most of the day so we hung around camp until later in the afternoon.  We walked about 2 miles out and back to a dinner show at Ebenezer's.  Great food and a Country Music show!

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Since Sue wasn't feeling well yesterday we did our hike down in to Bryce Canyon this morning.  We did the Queen's loop and then the Navajo Loop and came back up Wall street.  Another Amazing day!

After that we drove Highway 12 though Grand Staircase/Escalante and up to Capitol Reef National Park.  We went to the vistors center then went and viewed the Petroglyphs on the canyon walls on the Fremont River.

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Got up early so we would have some time to hike/sightsee in Capitol Reef.  Saw the Western side of the Waterpocket fold.  Did a small bit of hiking, then drove the 200 miles back home.....tired.

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20.10 Biking miles up to 5400 South and back along Mountain View corridor.  I didn't get out until late afternoon so it was 83 degrees and windy...ugh!
 

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20.13 Biking miles on the ususal route.  I was able to get out in the morning so it was 60 degrees, but windy...of course.

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20.12 Biking miles.  Usual route.  Lighter winds today!

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20.14 biking miles in the afternoon.

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20.14 Biking miles.  Usual route.

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20.15 biking miles this morning.  A bit cool, but hardly any wind!

We are going to the EAGLES concert tonight at Vivint Arena in SLC!

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20.14 Biking miles.  Beautiful morning!

The concert last night was Amazing!  At 74 years old Joe Walsh can still shred a guitar like crazy!

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20.10 miles early this morning in the farmland and foothills East of Wapello, ID.  I now have a bike stashed at my daughters place for when I work in Idaho!

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20.15 Biking miles on my ususal route.  A bit cool to start (48) but it warmed up nicely.

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20.15 biking miles in SoJo.

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21.00 biking miles outside of Lava Hot Springs.

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20.11 biking miles on my ususal route.  Saw 2 Antelope along the way.

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20.15 biking miles on a beautiful morning!

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20.15 biking miles.  I got out just after sunrise to beat the oncoming heat!

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Rode all the way up to California Ave & back.  35.37 miles.
 

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20.17 biking miles.  I waited until this afternoon since it was 38 degrees this morning!

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20.17 Biking Miles.  Usual route.

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20.13 Biking miles.  It was Warm this morning (75).

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40.40 miles North past California Ave & back.  The first 20 were awesome.  The 20 miles back (against the stiff winds) were BRUTAL!

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20.15 Biking miles.  Usual route.

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20.15 Biking Miles.  Nice temps and almost no wind!

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20.15 Biking miles in the farmland around my daughters house.  Perfect morning!

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20.14 biking miles in the country around my daughters place.  Much windier today :(

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WOW...what a Ride!  51.64 biking miles, a virtual "tour of Salt Lake County".

I started out going North on the MountainView Corridor trail until it terminated at California Ave.  Then I rode North on 5600 West, across I-80.  I saw another rider going East on Amelia Earhart drive that looked like he knew where he was going, so I followed him and caught up.  He was heading back to the "Avenue's" area and asked if I knew about the bike path THROUGH the airport.....which I did not!

You have to open a couple of doors (5) but you get to cut completely across the airport and end up on N. Temple.  He recommended that instead of just turning around when I hit 25 miles that I travel back on the Jordan River Parkway.

What a great suggestion!  There were a couple "sketchy" areas at first, but the rest of the way was great.  I rode that all the way down to 7800 South.  Then I went west until the Old Bingham Highway and worked my way back home.

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Road Biking 2022 Miles: 747.56
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