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Bone & Back UltraMarathon

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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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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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Mizuno Nirvana 5 Miles: 11.13Brooks Trance 5 Miles: 34.27Asics 1150 Miles: 10.19Asics 2150 (Gold) Miles: 40.00
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It was 50 degrees, but a bit humid this morning after rain last night.  I ran 4.7 miles before our group run.  We did 4.3 miles together, then I did another 2 with Barry and Chad.  Total 11.13 easy miles.

Mizuno Nirvana 5 Miles: 11.13
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It was 55 degrees with some wind this morning.  It was a good thing since it was very humid (70-80%) and I was soaked when I got home.  I ran 15.22 easy miles.

Brooks Trance 5 Miles: 15.22
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It was 62 degrees with a nice breeze this morning.  I ran a few miles with Jedd before our group run.  I worked in the yard all day yesterday so I was really sluggish today.  It was our speed-work day to boot.  We did 8 repeats and then a cool down.  Then I ran home by myself.  Total 10.19 miles.

Asics 1150 Miles: 10.19
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It was 55 degrees and breezy this morning.  I ran 10.38 easy miles.

Brooks Trance 5 Miles: 10.38
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It was 60 degrees this morning.  I ran 1.5 before the group run, then ran 4.3 with the group.  I ran back home with Barry most of the way.  Total 8.67 miles.

Brooks Trance 5 Miles: 8.67
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Race: Bone & Back UltraMarathon (40 Miles) 06:09:52, Place overall: 2, Place in age division: 1
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So after I had to pull out at the 30 mile mark last year due to my bone spur, I felt I owed this course some payback.  In 2007, I finished in 6:25 and was 2nd overall.  The winner was around 6:15.  Last year the winner was in 6:25.

This course features 2995' of climbing and has a hard climb from 5-10 and 28-30.  My injury held up during the climbs and I didn't have to take any un-planned walk breaks during them.

The Good

  • I totally shattered my goal of 6:20-6:30, which was where I thought I was going to finish.
  • I came within less than 10 minutes of the old course record.
  • I ran EXACTLY to my plan.  I didn't chase anyone and took breaks when I scheduled.

The Unfortunate

  • There was someone faster......  A 26 yr old from Cedar City broke the course record BIG TIME and ran a 5:52 and change.  My time was fast enough to win this like 8 of the last 10 years.  Oh well.

Honestly, I am totally STOKED about my performance today.  I was running 7:45-8:00 minute miles from 30-36 and feeling OK.  I get a HUGE trophy for this and for that I am greatful.  Still don't have that elusive race win yet....

Asics 2150 (Gold) Miles: 40.00
Slow milesFast milesTotal Distance
Mizuno Nirvana 5 Miles: 11.13Brooks Trance 5 Miles: 34.27Asics 1150 Miles: 10.19Asics 2150 (Gold) Miles: 40.00
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