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

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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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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
Slow milesFast milesTotal Distance
Asics 2140 Miles: 14.56Mizuno Nirvana 5 Miles: 39.29Asics Phoenix Miles: 8.33
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AM  No Run today.  Quads very stiff from downhill pounding yesterday.

PM  Chest & Back, Ab Ripper

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My quads were still extremely tight from Saturday, so I decided to take it slow and work my way up on the treadmill this morning.  I started at a brisk walk pace and gradually worked up to running.  It took almost 2 miles for the legs to finally feel a little better.  The first mile felt really hard until I looked down and realized the t-mill was set on a 2% incline....DOH!

I ran 6 miles easy and the legs are a bit better.

PM:  Plyometrics

Asics 2140 Miles: 6.00
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AM:  It was warm (61) and windy this morning.  I ran in a new pair of shoes this morning and I think I tied them too tight.  My left foot was getting hot and tight and I had to loosen the laces.  I ran 8.62 miles easy.  Last nights plyo workout really helped the quad tightness.  Much better today.

PM:  Shoulders/Arms, Ab Ripper

Mizuno Nirvana 5 Miles: 8.62
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AM:  It was 52 degrees with some rain sprinkles here and there and some wind.  I ran 8.33 miles easy, 4 of it with Bob.

PM:  Yoga X, which I suck at :(

Asics Phoenix Miles: 8.33
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AM:  It was 39 degrees with a wind chill under 30 this morning.  Is it really June?  I tried running today with compression shorts on underneath to see if it would help with my issues lately.  It did seem to help and I was able to run 5 tempo miles without a ton of pain.  I still could feel it, but it was manageable.  I ran 8.62 miles total.  The Nirvana shoes feel great.

PM:  Legs & Back, Ab Ripper

Mizuno Nirvana 5 Miles: 8.62
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AM:  It was 32 degrees and calm this morning.  It felt better than yesterday with the lighter winds.  I ran 8.56 miles easy.  Groin hurt more today than yesterday.

PM:  Kenpo X

Asics 2140 Miles: 8.56
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AM:  It was 55 degrees this morning....beautiful!  I picked up Kory at 6:00am and we drove to the marathon course start.  We ran nice and easy down the course and I kept with him through 16 but I was getting a "hot spot" on my left foot.  Go figure?  I can run a marathon with completely wet feet last week and be fine and I get a nasty blister today?  I ended up running the last 5 miles on the side of the road as much as I could because it hurt a lot less. 

I ran 22.05 miles and it didn't get too hot until the last 5 miles, it was a great run.  Thanks Kory!

Mizuno Nirvana 5 Miles: 22.05
Slow milesFast milesTotal Distance
Asics 2140 Miles: 14.56Mizuno Nirvana 5 Miles: 39.29Asics Phoenix Miles: 8.33
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