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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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: 1509.84
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Asics 1150 Miles: 10.51Brooks Trance 5 Miles: 21.31
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My IT band and groin area were a bit tight after yesterdays run so I opted for a bike ride this morning.  I rode for an hour and it really seemed to help.  Nice morning for it too.

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It was 61 degrees this morning and, of course, dark.  I didn't see all the clouds.  I noticed the first raindrops during the first mile.  By the time I met up with the running group, I had run 3 miles and was soaked to the skin.  It was raining hard by then.  Jedd and I ran 4 with the group and a couple more after that.  Almost all the intersections had small rivers of water going across and it was like being a kid running through puddles.  I even stopped once with 2 miles to go to unclog a storm drain on Satterfield Drive because it was causing a street to flood due to all the leaves/debris stuck in it.  Overall I ran 10.51 slow, but interesting miles.  Jedd and I planned a 20 miler for tomorrow morning.  Hopefully it will be drier.

Asics 1150 Miles: 10.51
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It was about 55 degrees at 5:15am when Jedd came by for our scheduled 20 miler.  We were about 3 miles in when he mentioned that this was his first 20-miler of the year.  Didn't I just do this on Saturday with someone else?  Anyway, I told him that I would run his pace and he was grateful for that.  We kept a very steady pace the whole way.  We even saw 2 bucks o the South Bannock Highway.  One was a 4-point, the other one a 6-point and they were still fuzzy.  They kind of looked at us for a second and then scampered up the hill.

As we were finishing up we decided to run up the Satterfield hill and make the run over 21 miles.  Jedd pushed all the way up the hill even though I could tell it was killing him.  I told him that it was his idea to do the hill so he wasn't getting any sympathy from me.  I dropped him off and ran home for a total of 21.31 miles.

Brooks Trance 5 Miles: 21.31
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I have been having major hip/groin area issues for over a week so I am just going to ride my bike for a few days.

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Asics 1150 Miles: 10.51Brooks Trance 5 Miles: 21.31
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