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

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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:

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!


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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Asics 1130 (Zinc) Miles: 3.13
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The heel is really painful today after it tightened up more when I slept.  I have to walk really funny in a hopping motion to get around.  I iced it a couple times and I have been rolling a trigger point ball under my foot.  It feels more like plantar fasciitis today and I know how to treat that.

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Woke up this morning and my heel still really hurts but the pain is probably down about 20-30% from yesterday.  I am rolling my foot on the trigger point ball as I type this.  I am pretty sure I can work this out this week....hopefully.

I am feeling a little better about things even though winning the Grand Slam is probably toast now.  I was 13 seconds out of first going in to Saturday and I was a little ahead when this happened.  Now I am about 15 minutes behind with only 2 races (Park City and St. George) left to go.  I will just do my best and will still win my age group.

I have decided to cancel the 40-mile Ultra that I was going to do on June 27th and I have yet to register for Deseret News.  I have run Deseret News for 8 straight years and I was hoping that this would be the year I could finally run a "good" one.  I will decide by the 4th of July.  It is not that important a race for me.

I want to thank everyone for their positive comments.......you guys in the blog are the BEST!!!

Oh, by the way.......I WILL be back!!!  (See...I'm feeling better about things :-)

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I slept with a special brace on my foot last night to keep my PF issue stretched during the night.  My foot was really sore after work yesterday.  My work shoes don't have enough arch support and I was basically flat-footed all day on hard concrete floors.  

I iced this morning and I now have KT tape on my instep and heel.  It feels alot better with the tape.  I put my running insoles in my work shoes today.  I hope it helps.

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Day 4 of no running.......GRRRRR!!!  My foot feels a little better every day.  I iced it early this morning while doing some computer work.  Then I went for a 10.39 mile bike ride.  It felt GREAT to actually get my heart rate up.  The riding did not bother my foot at all in fact it seemed to help due to the increased blood flow.  I told myself that I would not even think of running until I skipped 5 days.  That means 1 more day and then I will evaluate it.  I am walking almost normally now so I am keeping my finger crossed.

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It was raining a ton this morning so a bike ride was out of the question.  I decided to walk on my treadmill to try and loosen my foot up a bit.  I was doing OK so I tried to see if I could run.  NO GOOD AT ALL.  I could run for about 1/4 mile until I could no longer stand the pain so I went back to walking.  I walked 2 miles........that doesn't count for anything.

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Went for another 10 mile bike ride this morning.  It was pretty windy so not as nice as I would have liked.  I had my daughter do a pretty aggressive massage on my foot last night.  It hurt like crazy when she hit certain spots but I can feel some improvement this morning.

I am probably going to try to do a long bike ride tomorrow...my body is craving a harder workout.  I don't want to get fat either.

I had my daughter give my foot another massage tonight.  It did not hurt as bad as yesterday.  I hope that's a good sign.  I iced it good after she was done.

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It was 56 degrees and a bit muggy this morning.  I decided to give my foot a try this morning.  I ran 3.13 miles slow, not because I wanted to but the pain would definitely increase with the speed.  The pain was probably a 6 or 7 but if I went fast it was more like an 8 or 9.  I stayed on the soft shoulder of the road as much as possible and that helped as well.  It feels better when I am going up a slight incline and hurts more on a decline.  I need to find a long, gradual uphill to run on.

I am icing it right now and we shall see what happens.  It does not hurt any more than it did before my run so I am hopeful.

Asics 1130 (Zinc) Miles: 3.13
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Asics 1130 (Zinc) Miles: 3.13
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