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:

2023 Goals:

Be consistent in my Riding.  Average over 100 miles per week/5000 for the year.

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 38 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
Biking 2023 Lifetime Miles: 54.39
Biking 2022 Lifetime Miles: 1981.70
Slow milesFast milesTotal Distance
Pearl Izumi Syncroinfinity Miles: 15.26Mizuno Elixer 3 Miles: 17.53Asics 2120 (Blue) Miles: 29.73Asics 2120 (Gold) Miles: 16.43Mizuno Elixer 2 Miles: 23.50
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Rest day today.  Just did some abdominal work this morning and no running.  

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6:15am:  It was 37 degrees, raining, and windy this morning.  The rain let up around mile 6 but the wind never did.  I ran 15.26 miles in a steady pace (great with the wind, bad against it).  

Pearl Izumi Syncroinfinity Miles: 15.26
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6:15am:  39 degrees, some wind, but actually dry today!!!  I ran through Chubbuck then down to ISU.  I even ran 2 miles on the Davis field track for good measure.  I ran 17.53 miles and felt strong the entire way.

Mizuno Elixer 3 Miles: 17.53
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6:15am:  40 degrees and raining with gusty winds this morning.  The rain let up after a couple miles so I just had to deal with the wind, it was a steady 20mph.  I ran 13.51 miles nice and easy, no real push today.

Asics 2120 (Blue) Miles: 13.51
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6:00am:  Temps were in the 40's this morning, unfortunately the wind was close to that too!!!  Winds were steady at 25-35mph gusting to more.  I got battered around and gutted out 16.22 miles.  Not fun.

Asics 2120 (Blue) Miles: 16.22
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6:00am:  Only 26 degrees this morning but at least the winds died down.  There was a full moon so I could actually see fairly well.  I was only going to go 12-13 but it was so nice I extended it.  I ran 16.43 nice and easy, long run tomorrow.

Asics 2120 (Gold) Miles: 16.43
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7:30am:  24 degrees out but at least it was clear with fairly light winds.  The goal today was a nice long run similar to last Saturday.  I went the same route as last week and aimed to see how far I would get in 3 hours again.  I was happy with last week so I headed out to do the same.  

But something happened today.  The farther I ran, the stronger I was.  My loop has all the easy, downhill miles in the first half and all the harder, uphill miles in the 2nd half.  I ran a negative split anyway.....and I NEVER do that.  I ran a couple of sub 7's in the 15th and 16th miles that came out of nowhere.  I really didn't push today but I got 23.50 miles in 3 hours exactly.

Up until last month I had never run 100 miles in a week and now I have done it in 4 of the last 5 weeks.  I will now begin my taper for Tucson....it is in 22 days!!!

Mizuno Elixer 2 Miles: 23.50
Slow milesFast milesTotal Distance
Pearl Izumi Syncroinfinity Miles: 15.26Mizuno Elixer 3 Miles: 17.53Asics 2120 (Blue) Miles: 29.73Asics 2120 (Gold) Miles: 16.43Mizuno Elixer 2 Miles: 23.50
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