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

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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:

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: 1509.84
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Asics 2140 #2 Miles: 32.73Saucony Omni 7 Miles: 25.95Mizuno Nirvana 5 Miles: 10.63
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It was 63 degrees this morning.  I ran 10.62 miles easy, 2.5 of them with Bob.

Asics 2140 #2 Miles: 10.62
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It was 62 degrees when I left this morning and 72 when I got home.  The humidity must have been high because I was sweating buckets today.  I ran 15.51 miles.

WELL......I finally got a diagnosis on my groin/abdominal issue that has been plaguing me for months now.  I got in to see the sports-med doctor today.  After talking to him and doing some initial testing he was sure I had a sports hernia.  He did an ultra-sound and said that it was NOT a sports hernia because the muscle was still attached.  The he found something else just adjacent to that area.  My tendon has pulled away from the pubus bone and I have a bone spur there and the gap has filled-in with the wrong stuff.  Officially it is called Abdominus Rectus Tendonosis.  It is an overuse/imbalance injury that he has seen before.  

The good news is that it can be healed without surgery and I do NOT have to stop running.  He said if I was younger, say 25 or so, my body would have flooded the area with blood to heal it but because I am 46 the blood flow is not as good so my body did not recognize the actual injury very well.  I was very impressed with his knowledge on the subject and his expertise with the ultrasound.  From what I have read, not very many doctors are that proficient in ultrasound diagnosis of this kind.  Luckily, he is the doctor that all the university track and cross-country runners go to in this area.  If there is an expert....he is it!!!

He has prescribed a nitroglycerin patch that I will wear while sleeping to increase the blood flow to the area to facilitate the healing.  He said the only reason it will work is because I am thin enough because the patch has to be within about 1 1/2 inches from the injury.  Thank goodness for being thinner due to running.  I also have to do specific exercises to strengthen other muscles.  I will see him again in 3 weeks to check my progress.

Needless to say I am OVERJOYED to have a specific diagnosis and a plan to heal.  I can still run although I may not be very fast as intensity does cause it to flare-up more.

Saucony Omni 7 Miles: 15.51
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Did not run today....

Left early this morning to take my son to the MTC in Provo.  He will be there for 2 months and then he is off to El Salvador to serve his mission.  I cannot put in to words the different emotions I have felt this week.  Those of you who have experienced this know what I mean.  I will miss him terribly but I am so proud of him and I know he will bless the lives of the people he will serve.

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It was 53 degrees this morning and the air was really fresh from all the rain last night.  I ran 10.63 miles, 4 of them with Bob, in a fairly easy pace.

Mizuno Nirvana 5 Miles: 10.63
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It was 53 degrees with a nice breeze this morning.  I ran 10.44 miles with some really nice pick-up miles towards the end.

Saucony Omni 7 Miles: 10.44
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It was 53 degrees at the top of Buckskin this morning.  I ran the marathon course by myself because my normal Saturday partner is running the Spudman triathlon in Burley today.  It seemed like a longer run by myself.  I ran 22.11 miles and felt pretty good.

Asics 2140 #2 Miles: 22.11
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Asics 2140 #2 Miles: 32.73Saucony Omni 7 Miles: 25.95Mizuno Nirvana 5 Miles: 10.63
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