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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:

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: 68.25
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Asics Kayano 21 Miles: 37.65Asics 2000 Miles: 8.07
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Group run.  3 with several, next 1.5 with Barry & Barry, the rest solo.

Total 8.17 miles.

Asics Kayano 21 Miles: 8.17
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Group run.  8.07 miles.

Asics 2000 Miles: 8.07
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Group Run.  Ran an easy 3.28 miles with the group.

Asics Kayano 21 Miles: 3.28
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Race: Utah Valley Marathon (26.2 Miles) 03:38:22, Place overall: 168, Place in age division: 15
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Utah Valley Marathon.  I used this race as a measuring stick to see where I am and to adjust my training for my fall marathons.  I figured I was in 3:40 shape and my 3:38 finish pretty much confirmed that.

I struggled on the uphills in miles 8-9 and 16-17, especially the second set with the strong, hot headwind we had for a few miles.  It felt like running in to a huge blowdryer.  I ran the last 5 miles with Bret Zundel, who I haven't seen since 2008...that was awesome!

Asics Kayano 21 Miles: 26.20
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Asics Kayano 21 Miles: 37.65Asics 2000 Miles: 8.07
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