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South Jordan,UT,USA

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:

2024 Goals:

Be consistent in my Riding.

Drop a few lbs.

Long-Term Running Goals:

I have long-term biking goals.  Running is completely out of the question with the Meniscus in my knee.


I'm in the 60-64 Age Group.....Yikes!

I have been married for over 39 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
Biking 2021 Lifetime Miles: 653.86
Biking 2023 Lifetime Miles: 722.63
Biking 2022 Lifetime Miles: 1981.70
Biking 2024 Lifetime Miles: 1208.41
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Asics 2140 Miles: 6.61Mizuno Nirvana 5 Miles: 6.55Asics Phoenix Miles: 8.68
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I finally got in to the doctor today.  I have been afraid to run the past few days because I was pretty sure I had a hernia and kept picturing myself running and then all of a sudden ending up in a heap on the side of the road because it strangulated and I passed out.

The doctor said it was not a regular hernia but he said it could be a "sports" hernia which is a bit different.  He has referred me to a sports medicine specialist and they are probably going to do what he called a dynamic CT scan so they could see what was going on.  

The best part of the appointment was the look on the doctors face when I told him I had to pull out of my race Saturday after ONLY 30 miles!!!  It was priceless!!!

He gave me the usual rest, ice, ibuprofen speech......as I expected.  The big worry is that I have been dealing with this off and on since last fall.  Rest has not made it go away so I think it might be the sports hernia, which is hard to diagnose and DOES require surgery.

It will probably be more time before I know....GRRR.

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It was 60 degrees this morning.  I decided to run easy and see how it felt.  I feel pretty much the same as I have the last few weeks.  Nagging groin pain.....but manageable.  I ran 6.61 miles easy.

It felt good to run again....even if it was slow.

Asics 2140 Miles: 6.61
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It was 64 degrees and windy this morning.  I ran 6.55 easy miles.  Pain level still the same.

Mizuno Nirvana 5 Miles: 6.55
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It was 45 degrees with cold winds this morning.  I ran 8.68 miles easy.  Pain still about the same.

Asics Phoenix Miles: 8.68
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Asics 2140 Miles: 6.61Mizuno Nirvana 5 Miles: 6.55Asics Phoenix Miles: 8.68
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