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Location:

Santa Clara,UT,

Member Since:

Jan 01, 2008

Gender:

Male

Goal Type:

Boston Qualifier

Running Accomplishments:

Swiss Days(5k)--19:47.5

Zion Centennial Fun Run (10k)--42:19 

St. George Half Marathon--1:36:45.4 

St. George Marathon--3:22:29

Short-Term Running Goals:

I want to work on building up my base again and taking a crack at my 5k and 10k PRs.

Long-Term Running Goals:

Run to live. Live to run.

 

Personal:

I'm married with 3 cuties and a buddy. When I don't run, I'm ornery.  So for their sake--It's all for them--I run.

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Miles:This week: 21.00 Month: 84.25 Year: 649.00
NB 790 (Feb. 2015) Lifetime Miles: 488.76
NB 1400 Lifetime Miles: 260.50
Nike LunarEpic Lifetime Miles: 558.00
Nike Lunar Epic Oct. 2017 Lifetime Miles: 535.26
INOV8 F-Lite 195 Lifetime Miles: 405.50
Hoka Clifton 6 Lifetime Miles: 238.50
Bike Miles Lifetime Miles: 88.50
Erg Ks Lifetime Miles: 3.00
Hoka Speedgoat 4 Lifetime Miles: 351.50
Nike LunarEpic 2 Lifetime Miles: 149.75
Brooks L5 Lifetime Miles: 277.25
Desert Canyons Lifetime Miles: 92.50
PV Speedgoat 4 Lifetime Miles: 105.25
Brooks Launch 5 Lifetime Miles: 109.50
ASICS Cumulus 23 Lifetime Miles: 118.50
Brooks Glycerin 18 Lifetime Miles: 68.75
Brooks G20 Lifetime Miles: 116.25
NB MT110 (Tony) Lifetime Miles: 92.75
Books 2022 Lifetime Miles: 13.00
Trail Runs 2022 Lifetime Miles: 42.00
Adidas Boston 10 Lifetime Miles: 26.25
Brooks G 14 Lifetime Miles: 186.25
Total Distance
2307.00
Asics Gel Stratus 2.1 Miles: 320.00Nike Zoom Hayward 3 + Miles: 126.75Asics Gel Landreth 4 Miles: 294.25Asics Gel Cumulus 10 Miles: 320.75Asics Gel Landreth 5 Miles: 314.50Asics Gel Speedstar Miles: 43.25Mizuno WaveRider 12 Miles: 95.25Saucony ProGrid Ride Miles: 152.00Brooks Glycerin Miles: 290.50Brooks Axiom 3 Miles: 141.50Brooks Cascadia 4 Miles: 54.75NB 790 Miles: 46.75NB MT100 Miles: 20.00Brooks Summon Miles: 69.25
Weight: 0.00
Total Distance
6.00

6 Ran a loop around Santa Clara to my parents' house. Legs feeling alright. Still aches. I think I'll ice it some more tonight.

Asics Gel Stratus 2.1 Miles: 6.00
Weight: 0.00
Total Distance
11.25

am--8 I ran down through the Sunbrook subdivisions. I wanted to get more miles, but my family was waiting to open presents for my youngest daughter's birthday. She's awesome. Happy Birthday, Biz. I'll try to get more miles in later before my team crushes Utah, hopefully.

pm--3.25 around Santa Clara w/ the wif. 

Nike Zoom Hayward 3 + Miles: 8.00Asics Gel Landreth 4 Miles: 3.25
Weight: 0.00
Total Distance
10.00

pm--10 up Lava Flow and the Parkway, through Padre, down to Lava Ridge and back home. My Achilles feels fine. My blister is gone. And I ran this at an 8:38/mi. pace--probably an AT for me. This year I'm shooting for 2,000 miles--roughly 39-40 miles a week. I'll get faster and my fitness will increase, and when that happens, I'll probably want to be piling on the miles.

Asics Gel Cumulus 10 Miles: 10.00
Weight: 0.00
Comments
From austin on Tue, Jan 06, 2009 at 09:59:40

I really dislike you right now. You cant just come out and start running more miles than me!!!!

Total Distance
6.25

pm--6.25 I ran down to Green Valley and looped around home. I took this at an easy pace and  it felt pretty good. One thing I'm going to try to do this week is get a morning run or two into the schedule. We'll see. It's been butt cold out.

Asics Gel Stratus 2.1 Miles: 6.25
Weight: 0.00
Total Distance
7.75

pm--7.75 Reverse loop around clary. My legs were tired, but the rest felt good. It was a little warmer. I like that. I may try to run in the morning.

Asics Gel Landreth 4 Miles: 7.75
Weight: 0.00
Total Distance
10.00

am--5 I geared up in my jogging suit and went out for a run this morning. I told myself I would. It was a chilly run but not as cold as expected. I had to get out. It's so much easier to get miles when you're running doubles.

pm--5 Second verse same as the first. 

Nike Zoom Hayward 3 + Miles: 5.00Asics Gel Stratus 2.1 Miles: 5.00
Weight: 0.00
Total Distance
8.25

pm--8.25 I went for a nice easy run over into Green Valley to Plant World and back. I hardly remember the run because I was zoned out, thinking about the BCS, not because I'm a fan of the little guy or like one Utah team better than the other or like either for that matter, but because I wish there was a way to eliminate all this conjecture about this team beating that team who beat this team who beat that team. Yeah, it's out of a lack of respect that Utah doesn't get a fair shake, there is also a lack of respect when Ute fans are claiming hands-down champs. If two guys run a race, but each is on a different course, is it fair to give the trophy to the guy with the best time? Is it fair to give the trophy to the other guy? It's a good thing that fairness is only relevant to sports. If not, oh man. 

Asics Gel Cumulus 10 Miles: 8.25
Weight: 0.00
Total Distance
8.25

pm--8.25 I ran up the parkway to the round-a-bout and stretched then ran back. I felt really good and was able to keep the pace around 8-minute miles on the way back. My fitness is definitely improving. Next week, I'm running the Painter's half. I have 3 goals for the race: 1) finish 2) finish in under 2 hours 3) finish in under 1: 50.

Asics Gel Landreth 4 Miles: 8.25
Weight: 0.00
Comments
From Austin on Sun, Jan 11, 2009 at 19:20:12

ha ha ha finally!! jk umm i really enjoyed the course. The majority is flat to a little uphill and then some gradual down hill in bloomington. Coach said it gets trickey because when your coming back from bloomington some people are just getting out there so you really have to watch where your going. And be careful on the bridges, they get iced over and you can slip. But other than that i really enjoyed it.

From Vis on Sun, Jan 11, 2009 at 23:32:11

Thanx 4 the info. I'm just going to run and have fun. As far as dodging the people just getting out there, I won't have to worry about it because I'll be those people. BTW you're training like you want to win state or something. What gives?

Total Distance
8.00

pm--8 I looped around old clary. The body was pretty beat at first, but I got going towards the end. 

Asics Gel Stratus 2.1 Miles: 8.00
Weight: 0.00
Total Distance
11.00

am--5.25 A nice little morning run with U2 on the headphones.

pm--5.75 I call the run I did tonight the Hammer church loop. Pretty easy run. Getting miles in is so much easier running doubles. 

Nike Zoom Hayward 3 + Miles: 5.25Asics Gel Cumulus 10 Miles: 5.75
Weight: 0.00
Total Distance
8.00

pm--8 It's my B-day. Yeah. I ran over by McDonald's, down into Green Valley, over to Plant World and back home. The pace was pretty good--8:30. Ever since I got the Garmin, I'm more pace-conscious. A good run. I could have taken it a little easier.

Asics Gel Landreth 4 Miles: 8.00
Weight: 0.00
Total Distance
5.00

am--5 I looped up by SCHS with a little extra in the middle.

Nike Zoom Hayward 3 + Miles: 5.00
Weight: 0.00
Total Distance
5.00

pm--I ran an easy 5 up the trail by SCMS and back. I'm a little nervous about the half. I need to remember to start easy and have fun.

Asics Gel Stratus 2.1 Miles: 5.00
Weight: 0.00
Race: Painter's Half Marathon (13.1 Miles) 01:49:40
Total Distance
13.00

am--13 My wife and I ran the half. It was perfect weather. We are both very pleased with our results. I kept the pace under 8'30" per mile for the whole race. Taking some advice from a Jeff Galloway book, I walked roughly 20 seconds per mile up to mile 11. It seemed to keep me pretty fresh. After the Bloomington loop, my legs were saying that they were done. But I was on pace to reach my ultimate goal for this race--1:50--so I just kept pushing. It's hard to finish off a race when you have no way of visualizing the finish. When I pulled around to the finish the time clock was clicking towards 1:50, so I gave the rest of what I had. The time clock was 1:50:05 when I crossed the line. My watch said 1:49:36, and my official time was somewhere in between.

Asics Gel Cumulus 10 Miles: 13.00
Weight: 0.00
Comments
From Burt on Sat, Jan 17, 2009 at 21:32:34

Glad you enjoyed the race. Did you run together with your wife or separately?

From Wildbull on Sat, Jan 17, 2009 at 21:58:51

Awesome Race! Good job on your Time.

From dave holt on Mon, Jan 19, 2009 at 16:05:18

Congrats Travis.

You are breaking down some major barriers!

From Vis on Mon, Jan 19, 2009 at 16:09:19

Thanks for all the support guys. I love how runners support and cheer for each other.

Total Distance
11.00

am--5.25 A nice easy run to get the ache out. I put on the headphones and took off. Didn't take a watch. I just wanted to run. I helped with a block wall afterwards, so we'll see if I'm up to another run today or not.

pm--5.75 I just had to get out. The half got me pumped. I really feel like my running is improving. At the same time, I see how many runners are at a higher level, and it makes want to improve more. There is such a thing as over-training. Nonetheless, I justify these two runs on the heels of a half because I took it really easy and just enjoyed the run.  

Asics Gel Landreth 4 Miles: 5.75Asics Gel Stratus 2.1 Miles: 5.25
Weight: 0.00
Total Distance
7.00

pm--I just took it at a nice, easy pace up to the ball fields and around the barrio. I really love running, and if I'm never uber fast, I don't care.

Asics Gel Cumulus 10 Miles: 7.00
Weight: 0.00
Comments
From austin on Wed, Jan 21, 2009 at 15:39:02

Hey. . . saw that you needed a coment. so here it goes. . . . you look like that guy in the rocking chair!! ;)

Total Distance
9.00

pm--Loop around Clary w/ extension to the round-a-bout. The weather is near perfect. I wore my PVXC long-sleeve and got some yells. Must've been the Gillespies.

Asics Gel Stratus 2.1 Miles: 9.00
Weight: 0.00
Total Distance
6.25

pm--6.25 So my in-laws got me some running shoes for Christmas. They were pretty sweet but heavy stability shoes. Me, I'm a neutral. So I returned them, and, lo and behold, the new Landreths were out. Needless to say, that's what I got in the exchange. So, having promised myself that I wouldn't run in them until I had 100 miles on my other shoes, lightweight trainers excluded, I broke them in tonight with an easy 6 and a quarter. I also thought it would be a good idea to give a top 5 list of running shoes I have experienced:

1. Nike Air Hayward (2 different pairs)-- Maybe it's because these were the first real running shoes I ran in, I'm partial to them. Real lightweight and flexible. 

2. Asics Gel Landreth 4--I really like these shoes. At first they seemed a little stiff but have become a ride that I love.

3. Asics Gel Cumulus 10--Similar to the Landreth but with a little more cushion. I can't really say why the Landreth edges out the Cumulus, but my feet can tell the difference.

4. Asics Gel Stratus 2.1--More flexible than the other Asics I've run in but a little less comfortable. Also, I'm slightly vain. So the yellow and black are almost too much.

5. Nike Air Skylon--The Haywards replaced the Skylons and so on and so forth. Similar feel to the Haywards but not near the durability. After about 350 miles these seemed shot.

In truth, I've never had running shoes I didn't like. If anyone has suggestions for future reference, please let me know. 

Asics Gel Landreth 5 Miles: 6.25
Weight: 0.00
Comments
From austin on Fri, Jan 23, 2009 at 15:45:56

I cant believe you forgot your stuff today!!! Now you dont get to do old man hills!

From dave holt on Fri, Jan 23, 2009 at 21:14:44

The Stratus' too much? NO! Just enough!

Total Distance
7.25

pm--7.25 I ran in the light drizzle and noticed some smells: Syrup, not syrup on waffles, but syrup in the heating apparatus of a late '80s Volkswagen Golf and tennis balls, the smell of virgin tennis balls. Weird things to smell on a run. I know. But they made the run that much more enjoyable.

Nike Zoom Hayward 3 + Miles: 7.25
Weight: 0.00
Total Distance
10.00

am--3.5 I intended to do a long run--10 or 12--and it was drizzling, so I set out with my beanie, my gloves, and my windbreaker. About a mile into the run the rain had stopped, the sun was out, and the temperature was going on 60. I was sweating. I had to ditch the cold-weather gear somewhere, so I decided to run to my parents. My mom's a runner. I thought, Maybe I'll ditch my stuff at her house, and she'll want to run 5 with me. But she wasn't there. My dad was, and we shot the bull. So much bull that I was nearly late for the snow activity with my religious affiliation. So I bagged the rest of the run.

 pm--6.5 I got back from the snow day and had to get some more running in. So I did. Next week I plan on work some hills or doing some speed work and begin strategically planning weekend long runs. We'll see how it goes. Peace. Oh and Austin, maybe I won't forget running stuff everyday next week.  

Asics Gel Landreth 4 Miles: 10.00
Weight: 0.00
Total Distance
14.50

am--6 Just a nice little run through the wet streets on a cool morning.

pm--8.5 Wanted to go running with PVXC, but they were doing Sunrise Tire hills. I can't think of anything more fun. No, but seriously, hills are a hit to my self esteem. Instead of hills, I ran 8, pushing it a little--8:28 pace. It felt good. 

Nike Zoom Hayward 3 + Miles: 6.00Asics Gel Stratus 2.1 Miles: 8.50
Weight: 0.00
Total Distance
6.50

pm--6.5 Old Swiss Days course w/ extension. For half of this I had a headwind. It makes you feel like you're not going anywhere. On top of that, I was wearing new shoes that still have that slapping rubber on the tread. They just sound heavy. Overall, the run was blue bowls.

Asics Gel Landreth 5 Miles: 6.50
Weight: 0.00
Total Distance
10.00

am--6 I got up this chilly winter morn and ran with some Greatest of U2 on the pod.

pm--4 I began w/ a purpose--hills--but a friend tracked me down on the road, and we shot the bull. Then I had to hustle home to an activity that fell through. I still got 10 in today and am feeling good about my week so far. 

Nike Zoom Hayward 3 + Miles: 6.00Asics Gel Cumulus 10 Miles: 4.00
Weight: 0.00
Total Distance
10.00

am--4.25 I woke up and did some mini-hills by the little league fields. Hills, for me, are painful, and I know the only way this will change is for me to condition myself to run hills. So, here's the beginning of the the conditioning.

pm--5.75 This was a nice easy run. I'm loving the mileage this week and feeling great, except for the hill stuff. 

Nike Zoom Hayward 3 + Miles: 4.25Asics Gel Landreth 4 Miles: 5.75
Weight: 0.00
Total Distance
4.00

pm--4 Just a nice run with some sub-8 tempo through valle verde.

Asics Gel Stratus 2.1 Miles: 4.00
Weight: 0.00
Comments
From austin on Fri, Jan 30, 2009 at 20:36:03

you missed out on some sick 1000's. come with us next week on mon wed fri. those are the easy days. i think tuesday is old man hills, then friday is 800's. so come mon and wed

From austin on Fri, Jan 30, 2009 at 20:37:05

oh and i hope you realize that your on the first page of the top milage board. Great job!!

Total Distance
10.00

am--5 I've found that if I start off the week with a Monday morning run, things just go better. This was a quick out and back up Lava Flow.

pm--5 I ran with the PV kids after school. It was fun. A side note, even with all of my running the fitness of those kids makes me jealous. It's like they don't even have to try. And when they do try, look out. 

Nike Zoom Hayward 3 + Miles: 5.00Asics Gel Cumulus 10 Miles: 5.00
Weight: 0.00
Total Distance
10.25

am--6 I know today will be a tough day for running, so I just had to drag myself out of bed and get in at least 6. Wore the new Landreths. The tongue rubs a little funny, but their starting to break in some.

pm--4.25 After PTs I ran up on the heights over to my parents and did some fire-station hills plus a little-league hill. I'm glad to have today over. 

Asics Gel Stratus 2.1 Miles: 4.25Asics Gel Landreth 5 Miles: 6.00
Weight: 0.00
Total Distance
10.00

pm--10 I decided to catch some new scenery, so I headed up Lava Flow toward the ball fields and Paradise Cove and down into Green Valley. It was a beautiful evening and cool by the river.

Asics Gel Landreth 4 Miles: 10.00
Weight: 0.00
Total Distance
10.00

pm--10 Reverse loop around Clary w/ extension into Green Valley to pick up my girls. 

Asics Gel Landreth 5 Miles: 10.00
Weight: 0.00
Total Distance
11.75

am--5.25 This was a nice morning run with temps in the 50s, and it feels like it's going to rain.

pm--6.5 On the old Swiss Days loop. I'm a little fatigued, but 60's the goal. 

Nike Zoom Hayward 3 + Miles: 5.25Asics Gel Stratus 2.1 Miles: 6.50
Weight: 0.00
Comments
From austin on Fri, Feb 06, 2009 at 09:47:11

Come run with us today!!!

Total Distance
8.00

am--8 I ran up toward Paradise Cove and back home. I think the Tennessee Lady Vols were practicing at The Canyons. The run felt good. I threw in 4 fartleks in the low 7s and hit 60 this week--a new high. I don't know if I'll consistently hit 60 but I'd like to stay between 45-60 most weeks unless my core hardens.

Asics Gel Cumulus 10 Miles: 8.00
Weight: 0.00
Total Distance
13.50

am--5 Starting off the week with a bang and finishing just as it began to rain, I ran a little out-and-back up Lava Flow.

pm--8.5 The pace was pretty slow, but I hardly felt the miles. The past two days I've been steaming about the injustices of the world. 

Nike Zoom Hayward 3 + Miles: 5.00Asics Gel Landreth 4 Miles: 8.50
Weight: 0.00
Comments
From Austin on Mon, Feb 09, 2009 at 22:04:50

Dang socialists. Im an animal? YOUR AN ANIMAL mr. 13 mile weeks.

Total Distance
12.50

am--5.5 I had a nice little moonlit run w/ some James on the headphones--Morrissey raves about them, you know. And, oh, it's not spring yet. Phil was right.

pm--7 I went up around the heights with a little league hill and 4 fire station hills. I clocked those at about 150m. It's still chilly. 

Nike Zoom Hayward 3 + Miles: 5.50Asics Gel Stratus 2.1 Miles: 7.00
Weight: 0.00
Total Distance
12.00

pm--12 I ran up past the cemetery, up 400 E. in Ivins, to the Johnson's Arch trailhead, along the parkway, and back home. The fatigue sets in at the end of longer runs, but I feel so awesome afterwards. Miles are becoming an addiction.

Asics Gel Cumulus 10 Miles: 12.00
Weight: 0.00
Total Distance
6.00

am--6 Had to get out this morning because I'm not sure if I'll have running time after school. There was a 30% chance of precipitation this morning. The last 2 miles of the run the meteorologists predictions came to fruition in the form of a light drizzle. I was pretty fatigued this morning, but The Killers pulled me through. I used to be exclusively a headphone runner, but now it's only in the mornings.

Nike Zoom Hayward 3 + Miles: 6.00
Weight: 0.00
Comments
From dave holt on Thu, Feb 12, 2009 at 09:41:09

Nice run yesterday.

From austin on Thu, Feb 12, 2009 at 13:45:11

I cant even believe what im hearing!!! Im losing to an old man!

From austin on Thu, Feb 12, 2009 at 23:26:30

there is basically no way im going to catch you although tomorrows run will total at 11.62. so hopefully i can get on at least the same page as you on mileage board.

Total Distance
10.00

pm--10 I got home from school and felt tired and a little weary to run. Then I looked at the running blog and just had to go. So, I strapped on the Landreth 5s and headed out for 10. I've felt better, but seldom do I regret running after I go.

Asics Gel Landreth 5 Miles: 10.00
Weight: 0.00
Total Distance
11.00

am--6 I just wanted to get out and run 6 to put me up to 60 again. As I started running, I felt good and was under 9:00/mile the whole time. Now I did an out-and-back. After 3 I decided to do some fartlek. I didn't consciously go for 400s or anything like that. I said to myself, "From here to the next junction. From the truck to the sign." Stuff like that. I bet they were all between 200s and 400s though. The first 2, being downhill, got me under 6:00/mile speed. The other 3 on flatter ground had me in the 6:30/mile range. I was pushing pretty hard but still felt loose. I don't know what any of this means except that, now, I know I can run that fast. For how long, who knows? I may run this evening to try and hit 65. Of course it will have to be with my Valentine.

pm--5 A nice Valentine run with the wif(e). This is a new weekly high for mileage. Next week, I'll back off 5 or 10 miles. 

Asics Gel Landreth 4 Miles: 6.00Asics Gel Stratus 2.1 Miles: 5.00
Weight: 0.00
Comments
From austin on Sat, Feb 14, 2009 at 14:32:09

sub 6!? Thats awesome! I bet you could bust out a sub 19 5k easily!! great week old man! But when we get into every day two a days there will be no more winning for you!! ;)

From dave holt on Sat, Feb 14, 2009 at 22:40:39

First page of the mileage board!

Total Distance
12.00

am--7 The In-Laws wanted to go to the track, so I thought it would be good to do some 800s. When we got to the track, however, there was a soccer game going on. So we ended up taking the trail around Santa Clara. It turned into a family rock, but it was saved with 4 Fartleks of 3 minutes at around a 7:00/mile pace. Wore the bright yellow Speedstars.

pm--5 I went to the Dentist, rushed home, and jumped into my running clothes. I can't lie. Tonight was all about getting some miles in. 

Asics Gel Speedstar Miles: 7.00Asics Gel Landreth 5 Miles: 5.00
Weight: 0.00
Total Distance
12.25

am--6 I had to get out for a run this morning. Yesterday, family, fatigue, and yard work kept me happily distracted from running, so I had to get out.

pm--6.25 My body is feeling fatigued. I wonder if I'm getting the gamboo or if the body's just sending me messages. BTW, I like the cushion of the cumulus. 

Nike Zoom Hayward 3 + Miles: 6.00Asics Gel Cumulus 10 Miles: 6.25
Weight: 0.00
Total Distance
12.75

am--6.25 A pleasant and cold and lonely run.

pm--6.5 My body was feeling refreshed today, and I hit 3 or 4 of my miles at a nice easy cruise of about 8:00/mile. 

Asics Gel Landreth 4 Miles: 6.50Asics Gel Stratus 2.1 Miles: 6.25
Weight: 0.00
Total Distance
6.00

am--6 My fourth double this week. The mornings are still cold, but there seem to be more runners braving the elements in the wee hours of the morn.

Nike Zoom Hayward 3 + Miles: 6.00
Weight: 0.00
Total Distance
11.00

am--11 I set out to do 8 but just kept going in the middle, so I kind of left myself out to dry. 11 was hard. This week, my body has been a little off. I still put in what I consider some good miles.

Asics Gel Landreth 5 Miles: 11.00
Weight: 0.00
Comments
From austin on Sat, Feb 21, 2009 at 15:03:01

muhhahahahahahahahahahahaha! I have beaten you!!! great week. come out and run with us on monday.

Total Distance
13.00

am--5.5 This morning was a beautiful run--damp ground, temps in the 50s, and some runners out. Felt good except a little calf/shin ache.

pm--7.5 A reverse loop around Clary. This was close to perfect weather. 

Asics Gel Stratus 2.1 Miles: 5.50Asics Gel Cumulus 10 Miles: 7.50
Weight: 0.00
Comments
From austin on Mon, Feb 23, 2009 at 16:10:57

I had some calf issues this morning. It felt like a shin splint but right in the back of the calf. It was really weird. Thankfully it went away as soon as i got some ice on it. I got to remember to stretch after running.

From austin on Mon, Feb 23, 2009 at 22:17:25 from 71.219.132.179

Oh you know it brotha!

Total Distance
6.25

pm--6.25 I went out for an easy run, focusing on short quick strides and ended up running at a pretty quick clip--for me. So I just kept steady and ran a 10k in 51:27. 

Asics Gel Landreth 4 Miles: 6.25
Weight: 0.00
Total Distance
14.00

am--6.25 Nice morning for a run. I'm still wearing some of the winter garb. Ran into my mom and her running partner towards the end of the run. I really like the fact that the sun is coming up a little sooner these days.

pm--7.75 I ran over past Jacob Hamblin's home to explore the Santa Clara River Reserve trails. I ended up running a small loop on the upper graveyard trail and back home.  

Nike Zoom Hayward 3 + Miles: 6.25Asics Gel Landreth 5 Miles: 7.75
Weight: 0.00
Total Distance
9.00

am--9 I explored the SCRR some more and did a lower graveyard-cholla loop. Met a neighbor at the Jacob Hamblin home and chatted with her and her running partner on the way home.

Asics Gel Cumulus 10 Miles: 9.00
Weight: 0.00
Total Distance
13.25

pm--13.25 I slept in this morning, so no run. All day I was doubting my runnerness. I thought to myself, "I'll go home and do 9 or 10 and everything will be better. So I set out to do a little reverse loop around Clary but decided to test the SCRR trails again. I went exploring on the Tempi'po'op trail. Looking at the maps it seemed like it came out to the highway near Rider Auto, so, having a hair in my butt, I took  off. Well when I reached the end, I was at Anasazi Valley--we used to call it 3 mile--without any choice but to run back home. The run ended up being a little longer than a half. It took me 1:59:00. That's some fair ascents and decent trail running. Got home and I was overflowing with runnerness.

Asics Gel Stratus 2.1 Miles: 13.25
Weight: 0.00
Total Distance
6.75

pm--6.75 I went on a nice little jaunt after a little yard work. The sun had just gone down and the weather was pert near perfect.

Asics Gel Landreth 4 Miles: 6.75
Weight: 0.00
Total Distance
15.00

am--5.75 I haven't been out for a while in the morning but got out this morning.

pm--9.25 I went on a nice run in some new kicks--Mizuno WaveRiders. They have a good cadence and a cushy ride. The run was good except that I have some blisters left over from the trail run the other day. 

Nike Zoom Hayward 3 + Miles: 5.75Mizuno WaveRider 12 Miles: 9.25
Weight: 0.00
Total Distance
6.00

pm--6 I did some 800s today with 400s for rest in between. I was planning on doing 6, but I'm still not Garmin savvy. Here are the 5:

1--3:19:34

2--3:27:23

3--3:19:32

4--3:24:75

5--3:22:57

Overall, it felt pretty good. I did it on the road and was shooting for at least some 3:30s. If this is the beginning of speed work I think I can do it. 

Asics Gel Speedstar Miles: 6.00
Weight: 0.00
Comments
From The Beast on Fri, Mar 06, 2009 at 00:50:34 from 74.211.17.81

Me and Corey are running the Lake to Lake race this weekend. Gunlock to Sand Hollow. Our first meet is next weekend at Hurricane.

Total Distance
10.00

pm--10 My father-in-law is a marathon guy. He's run a half dozen marathons and tries to get all of his kids to run too. The oldest three--my wife being the oldest--have all accomplished the feat. But sometimes it takes incentives to get them going. Anyway, this year he wanted to run the Utah Valley Marathon. Long story short, most of the family, including me, is signed up to run. Everyone that is running gets a new pair of running shoes. So I decided to try some Sauconys. I've heard great things. Well, this evening, I strapped them on and had my wife run me up to the Johnson's Arch trailhead. I ran the scout cave trail over to paradise cove, back to the canyons, and back home. It was quite a first run for these shoes. The trail is awesome--pretty steep and dangerous in some places, sandy in others. When you reach the summit--QUE BUENA VISTA! I'm getting into this trail thing. I just love being out in the desert.

Saucony ProGrid Ride Miles: 10.00
Weight: 0.00
Total Distance
10.00

pm--10 I ran out to the SCRR and did a Lower Graveyard/Cholla loop w/ a Cholla extension. I'm loving the trails.

Asics Gel Landreth 5 Miles: 10.00
Weight: 0.00
Total Distance
14.00

pm--14 I was feeling pretty unmotivated when I got home, but I finally talked myself into a run. I intended on going anywhere from 3 to 8. That's what I told the wif. But, I just kept going and going, and, to the present, this is my longest run ever. 

Asics Gel Cumulus 10 Miles: 14.00
Weight: 0.00
Comments
From jun on Mon, Mar 09, 2009 at 22:52:31 from 71.213.41.66

Wow, fantastic run. And your longest ever. Feels good, eh? Nice job.

From dave holt on Wed, Mar 11, 2009 at 12:58:31 from 204.113.55.41

Nice!

Legs feeling okay?

From Vis on Wed, Mar 11, 2009 at 22:43:29 from 208.88.9.50

They're feeling pretty good. It's the mind before hand that squeals in pain.

From austin on Fri, Mar 13, 2009 at 08:59:33 from 71.219.132.179

Woa!!! Your the shiz . biz man

Total Distance
7.00

pm--7 I wasn't feeling it today. My bowels were churning. My spirits were low. But I ended up lacing on the runners about 7:30 and headed out for an easy run. In the middle I felt pretty good, so I hit about a mile and a half at roughly 7:20 pace. I think I could push that for quite a while, hopefully 6.2 this Saturday.

Asics Gel Landreth 4 Miles: 7.00
Weight: 0.00
Total Distance
9.25

pm--9.25 I ran a little lower graveyard/cholla loop w/ some exploration on the end and prepared for the Spectrum tomorrow in probably the best way possible--a 9 mile run and Marv's. My goal for the morning is under 50:00 and, ultimately, under 48:00. Good luck to the folks and the Panthers.

Mizuno WaveRider 12 Miles: 9.25
Weight: 0.00
Race: 2009 Spectrum 10K (6.2 Miles) 00:44:13, Place overall: 52, Place in age division: 13
Total Distance
10.25

am--6.25 I woke up with tired legs, so I was a little nervous. The course is downhill at the beginning. I let it carry me to a pretty good pace. When mile 4 came around, I thought that I might as well keep it up. I'm really excited about my time. And it's awesome to see runners of all shapes and sizes and paces out there. Congratulations everybody.

pm--4 Talked my sister-in-law into running with me. She worked me. My body feels wasted, but I had to get 40 in this week.

Asics Gel Stratus 2.1 Miles: 4.00Asics Gel Speedstar Miles: 6.25
Weight: 0.00
Comments
From Kelli on Sat, Mar 14, 2009 at 13:25:35 from 71.219.76.202

AWESOME JOB!!!! That is a great pace. You now can not be ornery for weeks.

From Burt on Sat, Mar 14, 2009 at 14:00:24 from 98.167.151.26

That's a pretty good time. Way to go!

From Wiildbull on Sat, Mar 14, 2009 at 14:14:00 from 75.169.119.70

good job on the Race.

From Vis on Sat, Mar 14, 2009 at 19:44:59 from 208.88.9.50

Thanks for the big ups. Runners are the best sports.

From dave holt on Wed, Mar 18, 2009 at 16:02:41 from 75.169.89.153

Good job Coach! Nice little time and the improvement is awesome.

Total Distance
14.00

am--8.5 Went w/ the fam up to Chuckawalla trail and looped around Beck Hill to Turtle Wall. It's a pretty cool run. Lots of people out today. Then I ran to Green Valley on the city trails. Legs are achy but felt good running.

pm--5.5 Took my mom for a run in the SCRR. I'm in the process of trying to kill my Nikes. 

Nike Zoom Hayward 3 + Miles: 5.50Saucony ProGrid Ride Miles: 8.50
Weight: 0.00
Comments
From Wildbull on Mon, Mar 16, 2009 at 17:09:09 from 204.113.19.25

I love that trail. it is always fun. Weuse to run that trail all the time when Steves Store was up on Bluff. Nice miles.

Total Distance
8.50

pm--8.5 A nice, easy run to enjoy the weather. We're headed to Zion today to see how the running is up there.

Asics Gel Landreth 5 Miles: 8.50
Weight: 0.00
Comments
From austin on Wed, Mar 18, 2009 at 16:20:09 from 71.219.132.179

I forgot to tell you how awesome you did on your spectrum race. Great time and place! With your miles and every thing you could shave tons of that time.

Total Distance
10.50

am--10.5 Ran the East Rim Trail. It's quite the trail, full of switchbacks and snow, at least this time of year. The trail is not super conducive to running, but I ran as much as I could.

Mizuno WaveRider 12 Miles: 10.50
Weight: 0.00
Total Distance
7.00

pm--7 Did an out-and-back on Pa'rus and Watchman's. Could've been more ambitious w/ the pace.

Nike Zoom Hayward 3 + Miles: 7.00
Weight: 0.00
Total Distance
10.00

pm--10 I went out in the heat to the SCRR and explored another trail--Enepitsi. It runs along the river and leads to petroglyphs and monolithic vistas. The run was hard today.

Asics Gel Landreth 5 Miles: 10.00
Weight: 0.00
Comments
From wildbull on Fri, Mar 20, 2009 at 22:56:19 from 204.113.19.8

Nice trail runs. It is so nice out side right now. Your having a great week!

From chandis on Sat, Mar 21, 2009 at 12:07:05 from 74.211.35.101

Thanks coach! Your a running machine yourself! I'm scared for next season your going to school all us kids now!

Total Distance
5.00

pm--5 I had a real lazy day but still managed to get out and run the ol' morning route at close to an 8 min./mile clip.

Nike Zoom Hayward 3 + Miles: 5.00
Weight: 0.00
Total Distance
16.00

pm--16 I did some health fairing/PLCing in the SCRR. I intended on going on a trail called Barrel Roll but ended up on some other dirt road through the South Hills. At 8 miles, I ended up on the rim of a wash with a great view of the South Hills and Utah Hill. This is my longest run by 2 miles. Legs were a little fatigued at the end. I found out the trail is called Cove Wash West.

Saucony ProGrid Ride Miles: 16.00
Weight: 0.00
Comments
From austin on Mon, Mar 23, 2009 at 21:41:05 from 71.219.132.179

You disgust me!!! ;) ha ha thats awesome!!! Thats my logest run too!!

Total Distance
6.00

pm--6 Got out and stretched the legs a little with some longer spurts under 7 min./miles. The weather was perfect this evening.

Asics Gel Stratus 2.1 Miles: 6.00
Weight: 0.00
Total Distance
12.00

pm--12 I went for a big loop around Santa Clara and the parkway, down through the wash in Dixie Downs, and back home on Sunset. 

Asics Gel Cumulus 10 Miles: 12.00
Weight: 0.00
Total Distance
8.50

pm--8.5 Through Green Valley, to Plant World, and back home. A windy, chilly run. I don't mind the cold but have yet to find an appreciation for the wind.

Asics Gel Landreth 4 Miles: 8.50
Weight: 0.00
Total Distance
13.25

am--5.75 After a long 3 days of no real running, I braved the elements with a neighbor this morning. We have a similar pace and the conversation is good. This is the first real morning--5ish amish--that I've done for a while. Forgot how it infuses my day with awesomeness.

 pm--7.5 Loop around Clary in the windy wind.

Asics Gel Landreth 5 Miles: 5.75Mizuno WaveRider 12 Miles: 7.50
Weight: 0.00
Total Distance
7.00

pm--7 I ran the old Swiss Days w/ some extension and roughly 3 miles of tempo in the middle--7:20/mile pace on the tempo miles.

Asics Gel Stratus 2.1 Miles: 7.00
Weight: 0.00
Total Distance
11.75

am--6.25 I think I found me a morning running partner a couple days a week. We keep a pretty steady pace and can do some chatting. It feels really good to start off a day with a run. I think the perfect day would start with a run.And end with one too?

pm--5.5 Felt beat today but kept a pretty good pace. It was one of those days you just have to run through. 

Asics Gel Landreth 4 Miles: 6.25Saucony ProGrid Ride Miles: 5.50
Weight: 0.00
Total Distance
7.50

pm--7.5 Lower Graveyard/Cholla loop w/ Een 'oog extension.

Mizuno WaveRider 12 Miles: 7.50
Weight: 0.00
Total Distance
3.50

pm--3.5 A cold, windy run to get my miles up a little before tomorrow's 17. The Landreth 5s are feeling better.

Asics Gel Landreth 5 Miles: 3.50
Weight: 0.00
Total Distance
17.00

am--17 I packed a GU and some water in my amphipod and headed out to the hills for a long run. I hit the SCRR up the Barrel Roll trail w/ a detour on a new trail called the Sidewinder and finished off a few miles on the Black Brush trail. The vistas were great, and I think I've found my favorite shoes to run around in the dirt in--the Saucony Rides. The  temps were perfect. The only things that kept this run from being perfect were the headwinds and the dufuses shooting guns in the reserve, towards trails even. This is my longest run to date.

Saucony ProGrid Ride Miles: 17.00
Weight: 0.00
Comments
From austin on Sun, Apr 05, 2009 at 01:30:46 from 71.219.157.232

HOLY CRAP!! Man you are the shiz.biz the bomb.com way to go!

From dave holt on Sun, Apr 05, 2009 at 18:49:58 from 75.169.80.122

uhhh... whatever Austin just said!

Total Distance
11.00

am--5 A nice little jaunt on the usual morning route. I want to try to hit a 70-mile week this month. We'll see what happens.

pm--6 Old Swiss Days course from my house and back. 8:33/mile pace. 

Asics Gel Stratus 2.1 Miles: 5.00Asics Gel Cumulus 10 Miles: 6.00
Weight: 0.00
Total Distance
11.00

am--3 Easy 3 without the watch. Looped around the barrio.

pm--8 Reverse loop around Clary w/ 6x800s. Here are the times:

1--3:21.73

2--3:22.93 some uphill at the end.

3--3:16.69

4--3:20.06

5--3:20.94

6--3:17.88 

OK, not the fastest times but a pretty good pace for me and pretty consistent. Now for some ice so the legs won't hate me in the morning. 

Nike Zoom Hayward 3 + Miles: 3.00Asics Gel Speedstar Miles: 8.00
Weight: 0.00
Total Distance
10.50

am--6.25 Got out with my neighbor for a nice run through Sunbrook.

pm--4.25 I had to shake the legs out and get 10 for the day. That's my goal everyday this week. Ran up Lava Flow, down Lava Cove, and back through the barrio.

Asics Gel Landreth 4 Miles: 6.25Mizuno WaveRider 12 Miles: 4.25
Weight: 0.00
Total Distance
10.00

am--3 Got out for a watchless run on the barrio 5k route as the full moon hung just out of reach of the jaws of dawn.

pm--7 Headed out from the house, halfway up the parkway, and back with a tempo mile in there somewhere. 

Nike Zoom Hayward 3 + Miles: 3.00Asics Gel Stratus 2.1 Miles: 7.00
Weight: 0.00
Total Distance
12.50

pm--12.50 This is my long run for the week. I ran out on the SCRR and did the Barrel Roll clockwise. I'm not going to lie. It was hard. My legs are really, really knackered. Tomorrow, I'm going to try the Red Mountain Trail.

Saucony ProGrid Ride Miles: 12.50
Weight: 0.00
Comments
From Aubree on Fri, Apr 10, 2009 at 19:51:58 from 204.152.157.1

Nice going. I envy your mileage.

No, we are not in Detroit yet. We'll be spending the month of May in your territory then on to Detroit sometime in June. Craig says, "what's up?"

Total Distance
12.25

am--12.25 There is that common culture question: "What do they eat there?" Well, in Kiribati they eat fish and rice and the next day rice and fish. This thought kept coming to me this morning as I ran the Red Mountain trail because the terrain is rocks and sand then sand and rocks. And when I say rocks, I mean rocks covering the trail, being the trail. Not slick rock but ankle-breakers. And when I say sand, I mean sand like at the dunes. The stuff you sink into. So I realized early into the run that pace wouldn't be a consideration. I also realized that the low-land trails that I'm used to provide an opportunity to run on trails. This trail to day doesn't allow for a lot of running. Nevertheless, I enjoyed myself. As I reached the top, the rain started to really come down. The summit was wrapped in clouds, and the visibility was low. I realized how small I was then. It was God's country or, at least, not mine. I'm just grateful that I get a chance to play there. Even though the run this morning wasn't quality with a capital q, I worked the legs and enjoyed the solitude of a Southern Utah icon. I'll definitely hit this trail again but not with the pretense of running it. 

Asics Gel Landreth 5 Miles: 12.25
Weight: 0.00
Comments
From dave holt on Sat, Apr 11, 2009 at 20:23:35 from 75.169.80.122

Glad you scouted that one out first and not me! I guess I'll probably stay away.

Total Distance
19.00

pm--19 I ran in the desert and around Santa Clara. It was hard. My toenail is blue. I think I've got a small glimpse of what a marathon is like. This is my longest run to date by 2 miles.

Asics Gel Cumulus 10 Miles: 19.00
Weight: 0.00
Comments
From austin on Mon, Apr 13, 2009 at 23:59:30 from 71.219.157.232

K let me understand this, i can go out and bust out a pretty good race from the 400 to a 10K. But no way in heck am i running 19 miles!!! Im not the animal YOU ARE!!!

From dave holt on Tue, Apr 14, 2009 at 10:06:02 from 204.113.55.41

You did it!

From Vis on Tue, Apr 14, 2009 at 11:36:33 from 204.113.55.59

YEAH!

Total Distance
10.00

am--5 I skipped the run yesterday to let my blue/black toenail rest. Interestingly enough my legs weren't sore after the big mileage. I did, however, look into the toenail thing online and ended up drilling a tiny hole in the toenail to bleed it and, thereby, relieve some pressure. I'm actually a little squeamish, but I'd do it again. I'm thinking the toenail thing was from the loose run on the Red Mountain trail and, possibly, some quick bouts of downhill. It was good to run again.

pm--5 I met a buddy out at the Washington Parkway trailhead and ran the Grapevine round to a monolith and turned around. It was an easy run, listening to some info on traditional dietary habits. 

Asics Gel Stratus 2.1 Miles: 5.00Mizuno WaveRider 12 Miles: 5.00
Weight: 0.00
Total Distance
4.00

pm--4 Grueling miles on the treadmill. Treadmill>my will. With the long run, the black toenail, and a 10k this weekend, I'm not sweating the miles. So 40 is my goal this week.

Asics Gel Landreth 4 Miles: 4.00
Weight: 0.00
Race: Zion Centennial 10K Fun Run (6.2 Miles) 00:42:19
Total Distance
7.00

am--7 The wif and I ran a little warm-up before the race and then listened to the Race Director crack a few jokes. My favorite was one about The National Parks Service guaranteeing a spot for every runner in the race in the next race, 100 years from now. The GPS didn't work super well in the canyon--this run went from Big Bend, down Zion Canyon, and finished at the end of Pa'rus trail. It was a steady down hill--400 ft. drop in elevation. I pushed and pushed and pushed, sticking in the top 10 throughout but running mostly by my lonesome. Just me and my mind. The legs felt great most of the way, but I was wheezing. The course was beautiful, the runners enjoyed themselves, and the breath was visible. Everything felt great until Pa'rus trail when the course went into the sun w/ some undulations. Nonetheless, the experience was positive. Everyone PRed. My overall pace was 6:47/mile. It's too bad this race isn't an annual event. 

Asics Gel Speedstar Miles: 7.00
Weight: 0.00
Comments
From Burt on Sat, Apr 18, 2009 at 17:48:42 from 98.167.151.26

Great job! With that time you should be able to break 20 in a 5k in no time.

From dave holt on Sat, Apr 18, 2009 at 21:43:25 from 75.169.72.244

I bet it was beautiful - good job!

From Vis on Sat, Apr 18, 2009 at 22:42:47 from 64.255.93.37

Dave--It was a joy running on the red roads.

From JamesH on Sat, Apr 18, 2009 at 23:07:50 from 75.169.144.91

Good job. Zions runs are always beautiful.

From christi on Wed, Apr 22, 2009 at 23:42:45 from 71.32.235.78

Nice race! Agreed- it should be annual.

Total Distance
12.75

am--6.25 Sunbrook loop w/ a neighbor and a family friend. Chatted about everything. They're running the rim-to-rim in a few weeks. 

pm--6.5 I took a run around Green Valley and down to Tonaquint and back. Saw Mrs. Sine speeding down the road. 

Asics Gel Landreth 4 Miles: 6.50Asics Gel Landreth 5 Miles: 6.25
Weight: 0.00
Total Distance
10.50

pm--10.5 It really smelled like baseball this evening. The temperature was in the mid 80s. it felt great. Tomorrow, I'll tough the 90s. I looped up through Green Valley, along the old Swiss Days course and back. The PV boys soccer team was playing Snow Canyon. Both times I ran by the game was tied, nil-nil. I'm hitting easy runs in the 8:30s, and it feels good. 

Asics Gel Cumulus 10 Miles: 10.50
Weight: 0.00
Total Distance
13.25

am--8 Apparently I'm part of a little running group on Monday and Wednesday morning. I like it. We got a little ambitious this morning and went a few miles longer than normal. The legs are really feeling. Calves are tight.

pm--5.25 crappy miles. The heat wasn't bad, but the side aches were.  

Asics Gel Stratus 2.1 Miles: 8.00Mizuno WaveRider 12 Miles: 5.25
Weight: 0.00
Total Distance
6.00

pm--6 Easy hour at the Relay for Life.

Saucony ProGrid Ride Miles: 6.00
Weight: 0.00
Total Distance
20.25

am--20.25 I worked my long run into the Relay for Life. I thought a long run on the track would be dreadful, but it ended being pretty relaxing. The Relay for Life has become an annual event for our family and friends. 

Asics Gel Landreth 5 Miles: 20.25
Weight: 0.00
Comments
From JeffG on Sat, Apr 25, 2009 at 23:28:17 from 64.255.92.146

I ran with a group at the relay right after the mission. It was actually my first time running and I did like 17 miles. After that I decided to sign up for the marathon, and the rest is history.

Total Distance
14.00

am--8.5 Went w/ the morning group around Santa Clara and along the parkway then down through Entrada. The run was a little longer than expected, but that's o.k. It was a beautiful morning, running w/ the breaking dawn. Oh, sparkly vampires.

pm--5.5 I waited until after dinner to run the Hammer/Church loop through Green Valley. The temperature was nearly perfect. I'm able to keep the pace in the low 8s, no problem.  

Asics Gel Stratus 2.1 Miles: 8.50Mizuno WaveRider 12 Miles: 5.50
Weight: 0.00
Total Distance
12.75

am--7 My neighbor and I drove up to Snow Canyon, ran up--3/4 of the way, back down, and drove home. We saw a few groups of runners. I've heard this is a pretty popular run. The uphill is difficult but makes a runner better I'm sure. 

pm--5.75 Just a nice little run to get myself used to the warmer temps, even though is was only 84 degrees. I ran my old morning route. 

Nike Zoom Hayward 3 + Miles: 5.75Asics Gel Cumulus 10 Miles: 7.00
Weight: 0.00
Comments
From Amber on Wed, Apr 29, 2009 at 20:39:03 from 64.255.88.143

Nice Snow Canyon run! That's my very favorite. We usually go on Wed am too, and so does another big group. They start around 5:15, and we start around 5 so we always see each other and it's nice to have other runners in the canyon. (well at least for us girls, it seems less likely for a mountain lion to eat us alive ha ha) I think when Craig and Aubree get here they'll probably join us for the canyon. It's so nice to do that hill workout once a week! I didn't make it there this morning, I'm taking a week or so off because of a pulled muscle. Anyway, long story short, great job on the canyon!

From Vis on Wed, Apr 29, 2009 at 22:50:53 from 208.88.9.50

Those hills are gradual but pretty tough. I know Aubree likes the canyon. Your pulled muscle's a bummer, but you stay active enough that it shouldn't affect your fitness. Now just get better.

Total Distance
5.25

pm--5.25 I just had to get out and run. After I ran last night, I went with the scouts on a mountain bike ride. It kicked my rear. So, the legs were a little fatigued today. I hit roughly 2 miles at what might be called marathon pace, or so say all the charts. My pace is 7:31/ mile. We'll see if I can hit it this weekend at Hurricane.

Asics Gel Landreth 4 Miles: 5.25
Weight: 0.00
Total Distance
4.00

pm--4 easy, easy miles on the Coral Canyon trails w/ a buddy. I've been feeling beat this week, so I'm a little scared about tomorrow and the Hurricane Half. Seeing all the other runners usually helps me to get up for a race. I'm shooting to better my last half time--1:49:40. Ideally, somewhere in the 1:3X:XXs would be great. We'll see. Maybe rain in the morning. 

Asics Gel Landreth 5 Miles: 4.00
Weight: 0.00
Race: Hurricane Half Marathon (13.1 Miles) 01:41:18, Place overall: 50, Place in age division: 14
Total Distance
14.50

am--14.5 My wife, sisters-in-law, father-in-law, and I did the Hurricane Half today. I had a bad week--I felt totally beat. On top of that, I had some major stomach issues this morning. My sister-in-law and I did a little warm-up. Then I did a cool down with my wife and my father-in-law. My wife has done this course before and swore that there wasn't a lot of incline. When we've made the drive back from Zion, however, I always seem to notice the incline and question her assessment of the course. Anyway, wanted to give it my best shot and try to finish in under 1:40:00. Here are the mile times from the Garmin--I finally figured out the Auto Lap. 

1--8:06

2--7:42

3--7:47

4--7:52

5--7:56

6--7:58

7--8:09

8--7:52

9--7:18

10--7:23 This and the previous mile were on the decline off of the plateau.

11--7:52

12--8:35 This was the incline into Hurricane. My stomach and mind were really shaky here.

13--7:26 The Garmin said this was .93. The course was around 13 if that long, and from mile 2 on the mile markers were about .50 off.

Overall, I was happy. I PRed by 8 minutes--would have still been around 6 minutes on a full 13. 1, but I know that I could've run stronger on a different day and am a little disappointed that I couldn't gut out something in the 1:30:00s. Also, congratulations to my sister-in-law, Ally--she placed first in her age division--and to my wife--she PRed  by a few minutes.  

Saucony ProGrid Ride Miles: 14.50
Weight: 0.00
Comments
From Burt on Sat, May 02, 2009 at 15:26:43 from 98.167.151.26

Nice job. Good job on figuring out that Garmin auto lap. Makes it more interesting to go back and look at your mile by mile times.

From superfly on Sat, May 02, 2009 at 15:29:01 from 209.33.210.52

Good race. Hurricane half isn't the funnest race in the world. It's old slogan was "She's fast but she aint easy". I think that fits that course really good.

From wildbull on Sat, May 02, 2009 at 17:14:07 from 75.169.130.35

Nice race report. You were not sleeping in this one. Your pace was pretty steady even on some of those hills

From dave holt on Sat, May 02, 2009 at 17:34:46 from 75.169.73.61

SO CLOSE! Great job still. Just like we were saying yesterday, right?! That little climb is a lot more when you're running it for 7 miles! Too bad the course was off; it is really lame when you train hard and want a true PR and have to kind of guess at it when the course is off.

Keep swine free!

From chandis on Sat, May 02, 2009 at 20:10:21 from 74.211.35.101

Ha thanks coach!! :) And good job on your race!! that is amazing!!! When are you going to start running with the team again! I look forward to the competition!

From Dustin on Sat, May 02, 2009 at 23:23:46 from 209.33.192.10

Good job today, those hills got to me also.

From JeffG on Sun, May 03, 2009 at 00:19:04 from 64.255.92.146

Great race Travis. It was good to see you and visit after the race. Look forward to seeing you around.

Total Distance
13.00

am--6.25 A nice, little run with my neighbor to start off the week. I love the fact that it is light around 6:30 now. 

pm--6.75 I got out and stretched the legs a bit. It felt good. Probably had more in the legs on Saturday. Nonetheless, it was more than that. I need to get a better feel for longer races. Like anything else it'll take some miles.

Asics Gel Cumulus 10 Miles: 6.25Mizuno WaveRider 12 Miles: 6.75
Weight: 0.00
Comments
From The Beast on Mon, May 04, 2009 at 19:49:08 from 74.211.17.81

Good job in the half and I wasn't just relaxing.

Total Distance
10.00

pm--10 A nice easy reverse loop around Clary and into Green Valley. I'm hoping to make this a 70-mile week. Let's hope it isn't jinxed.

Asics Gel Landreth 5 Miles: 10.00
Weight: 0.00
Total Distance
11.00

am--7.25 Ran w/ friends and neighbors and Dr. Hunter, chatted briefly about medical ethics when we saw an ambulance at the scene of an accident in the distance, and wondered, at least to myself, What would Hippocrates do?

pm--3.75 I went mountain biking with the scouts on Barrel Roll trail then had them transport my bike home while I ran. To all of you tri guys, biking and running, one right after the other, is tiring. Cheers to you. 

Asics Gel Stratus 2.1 Miles: 7.25Mizuno WaveRider 12 Miles: 3.75
Weight: 0.00
Total Distance
11.00

pm--11 A slow, hard run to Tonaquint and back. I'm looking at a short run tomorrow and 20 on Saturday. The body's feeling tired. So we'll see how it goes.

Asics Gel Landreth 4 Miles: 11.00
Weight: 0.00
Total Distance
5.00

pm--5 Well, I did some anoraking and found out what Tinman Tempo is. So, needless to say, I strapped on some kicks and took off for a run. The body felt really good, despite the 90 degree temperature and the last few tired days. I ended up running 3 of the 5 miles in the 7:3Xs--Tinman Tempo. A good run.

Brooks Glycerin Miles: 5.00
Weight: 0.00
Total Distance
20.00

am--20 Well I hit my 2nd 20 miler and, simultaneously, my 1st 70-mile week. With the long run I was shooting for a steady pace on a route that had some ups and downs built into it. I started the reverse loop around Clary then took off up 400 E. in Ivins. I went the length of the parkway w/ extensions up to Tuachan and up to the toll area in Snow Canyon. The last 5 I went down the length of Valley View and back home. The body felt good most of the time. Although after about 17, the mind and the body start to question themselves. My overall pace was 9:00/mile. According to all the charts, my long run pace should be between 8:30 and 9:30. So, realistically, I feel good about the run today. Next week, I'll back off a little. Paz.

Asics Gel Landreth 5 Miles: 20.00
Weight: 0.00
Comments
From dave holt on Sat, May 09, 2009 at 20:50:30 from 71.213.28.41

wow! 20 that is sweet.

Total Distance
10.50

am--6.25 Wasn't sure if I'd get any running in yesterday or today. Yesterday, I didn't wake up--had a sleepless night--and, then, spent the evening with a friend from out of town. Tonight will be a long night at school. However, I woke up this morning, and, perhaps, I'll make it out tonight. I'm so glad I woke up this morning. It was beautiful around 6.

pm--4.25 An old route w/ out Garmin. A nice end to a long day. 

Brooks Glycerin Miles: 10.50
Weight: 0.00
Comments
From Annaca on Tue, May 12, 2009 at 12:40:35 from 208.88.9.50

You're my inspiration!!

Total Distance
8.00

am--8 A nice easy 8 w/ the wif, her running buddy, and Dr. Hunter.

Brooks Glycerin Miles: 8.00
Weight: 0.00
Total Distance
12.50

am--12.5 An easy long run w/ Dr. Hunter. He's trying to decide whether or not to run the Utah Valley Marathon. He did great tonight. A real animal, I tell ya.

Brooks Glycerin Miles: 12.50
Weight: 0.00
Total Distance
6.50

am--6.5 A grueling 6.5 w/ Dr. Hunter and his nurse.

Brooks Glycerin Miles: 6.50
Weight: 0.00
Race: Fireman's 5K (3.1 Miles) 00:20:30, Place overall: 1, Place in age division: 1
Total Distance
4.00

am--4 My brother-in-law is a volunteer fireman like Eliot Rosewater. So the fam decided to be supportive and go run. I thought today would be a good chance to see exactly where I'm at in my running. Most people were just out to have a good time. As a matter of fact, the official clock didn't even have power, so my time is straight from the Garmin. I knew that I would have to hit about 6:30ish pace to break 20:00 in the 5K. That's what I was gunning for. I shot out in front--I had to pass my nephew who was really cruising--and tried to hold pace. Actually I tried to push the pace at the beginning. The mile splits are as follows:

1--6:29 I felt pretty good.

2--6:46 My mouth was drying out quickly, so I had to grab some water at the aid station and walk for just a second to get it down. This may have cost me in the end.

3--6:48 I must've sounded terrible. The huffing and puffing. There were times when my pace went above 7:00.

.1--26.17 I was able to push myself as I neared the finish line. Overall time 20:30.

 I was gunning for 20:00 but knew that somewhere between 20:00 and 21:00 was realistic. I'm starting to have a more accurate view of where I'm at as a runner. Perhaps without the water stop, maybe with a little more mental toughness, surely with some more speed work, today would have been my day. The course--which ran along the path between the new park in Green Valley and Tonaquint--was pretty honest. So this time will be helpful to me in my training. The 10Ks that I have run, although very pleasing, were probably faster courses. With the miles that I'm putting in, 20:00 is very realistic, maybe even 19:00 or 18:00 if I get more serious about doing weekly speed work. Anyway, good day. Maybe a few easy miles this evening. 

Asics Gel Speedstar Miles: 4.00
Weight: 0.00
Comments
From JeffG on Sun, May 17, 2009 at 22:29:50 from 64.255.92.146

Nice job Travis. I was going to say it looks like you were following my example of picking a race without much competition so you could win, but your time is impressive.

From Vis on Mon, May 18, 2009 at 00:28:25 from 208.88.9.50

I won't lie. It felt kind of fun to be the "runner" at a race. The real kicker is Steve donated a pair of shoes for the race, but they gave those away in a drawing. I'll always run for shoes. Darn it.

Total Distance
6.25

am--6.25 Well I hit 1000 miles last week. It's nothing new. I did last year--in October. I'm loving running. What an awesome way to enjoy life. Went out with Dr. Hunter and his nurse this beautiful morning and enjoyed the pace--she hits 8:00/mile pretty easy. Have a good week.

Brooks Glycerin Miles: 6.25
Weight: 0.00
Total Distance
0.25

pm--.25 Played some ultimate today, trying to be a good sport and strained/sprained/pulled my groin/hip. There was never a snap, crackle, pop, but I was definitely dragging my leg around at the end of the game. Walking doesn't hurt. But, when I tried to run this evening, it just got worse and worse. So I called it quits. We'll ice, rest, and winter crest for the next few days and see if we can get it licked.

Brooks Glycerin Miles: 0.25
Weight: 0.00
Total Distance
20.00

am--20 Woke up at 3 to do 20 with  the wif and sis-in-law. We went down THE COURSE. The first few miles were dark and slow, but the temperature was beautiful. I was just praying that my groin/hip would hold up. It did. In fact, I threw down a couple Tinman miles at 16 and 17. The body felt great, except for the runner's stomach--any remedies, anyone? Plus, I was able to hit my long run pace pretty easily. This is my third 20. I can see the benefits. 

Brooks Glycerin Miles: 20.00
Weight: 0.00
Total Distance
10.50

am--6.5 The last few miles of the 20 yesterday felt great, better than I've ever felt at that distance, by far, but, today, the body is sorer than its felt after a long run. Not sure why that is. Maybe the downhill coming through Snow Canyon. Anyway, I got out this morning to hit a little recovery jog and keep the father-in-law company as he tried to squeeze as many miles out of 4 hours as he could. He really is inspirational. His body is broken, but his mind is willing, and he just keeps churning. 

pm--4 Recovery/Just 4 the miles of it run. Both runs today, I ran in ASICS. The last 2 weeks, I have run the crap out of the Brooks that I'm trying out, hoping to give some accurate feedback. I really like the pair of Brooks I've been running in. ASICS, I also like. I wouldn't say one of the brands is a step above the other, but I would say that I've found consistent happiness with the ASICS. Anyway, I'm a shoe nerd.  

Asics Gel Stratus 2.1 Miles: 6.50Asics Gel Cumulus 10 Miles: 4.00
Weight: 0.00
Total Distance
12.25

am--6.5 Got home late last night from California. We did a baseball weekend which turned out pretty cool. We even ended up in the Torii Hunter highlight. Anyway, ended up sleeping in and not getting to the morning run until after 9:30--mild heat training I guess. 

pm--5.75 Life almost got in the way of the run tonight, but I got out, probably too quick after the Memorial Day BBQ. I had to make a few Hunter stops along the way. Luckily, the golf course was calling, and the facilities were available. Along the way, I saw a docile garter snake and a timid skunk. And the wind. 

Mizuno WaveRider 12 Miles: 5.75Brooks Glycerin Miles: 6.50
Weight: 0.00
Total Distance
12.00

pm--12 Not a great day for running. From the get go, I had a running belly and wasn't sure if I would even get out today. To top it off, I've discovered that I probably need to change some eating habits, so that I feel better on the run. Shooting for 70 this week, so about 12 a day is the aim. As I went out today, the stomach was heavy and the legs were tired. I made it. But it wasn't easy and it wasn't fun. 

Asics Gel Landreth 4 Miles: 12.00
Weight: 0.00
Total Distance
13.00

am--9 Early morning run w/ Craig and Aubree. Running this week is hard. I feel like I'm getting slower. 

pm--4 Little scout activity. They had to run 3 miles in 30 minutes, so we ran. About 8:30 pace. Did some swimming then ran a mile home. 

Asics Gel Stratus 2.1 Miles: 4.00Saucony ProGrid Ride Miles: 9.00
Weight: 0.00
Total Distance
8.00

am--8 Reverse loop around Clary w/ a cousin who's a triathlete. Felt better this morning running.

Asics Gel Landreth 5 Miles: 8.00
Weight: 0.00
Total Distance
8.75

pm--8.75 I decided last night that 70 would not work this week. The legs are tired, and the gag reflex would kick in every time I thought of running longer miles. I'll hit 60 easy. Then a little taper before UVM. Tonight I went out for a nice run up the old Swiss Days course and down into Green Valley. I hit a tempo mile and a few tinman miles, intermittently. I realize that tempos are for conditioning the body to a certain pace, but I just wanted my body to remember it could hit a tempo pace. And it is bearable. Overall the run shall be called Hills and Headwinds. It's a descriptive name. 8:05 per mile. I feel like I can realistically hit that pace for the marathon. We'll see. As far as preparation goes, my weekly milleage and long runs are really coming along, but consistent speed work and tempo/marathon pace runs aren't. The training for this upcoming marathon is nearly done and dusted, but I'm wondering, for STG, if an increase in weekly mileage or an increase in quality runs each week is the answer to a better time. If anyone out there is reading and feels like he/she has the answer, please let me know. Anyway, the run tonight reminded me that I do love running. I am improving. This week has just been one of those rough patches. 

Asics Gel Cumulus 10 Miles: 8.75
Weight: 0.00
Comments
From dave holt on Sat, May 30, 2009 at 13:38:16 from 75.169.93.190

I was more than ready for this week to be done too! I think you are going to see some great stuff by just a small increase from where you're at - not much, to avoid injury ('cause you can't PR if you can't run!). Maybe take a few weeks up to around 70 and try for two quality workouts a week - some kind of tempo and some kind of longer speed work (800-1-2 miles) - they are all a lot of fun ;)

From Vis on Sun, May 31, 2009 at 12:15:12 from 208.88.9.50

Gracias, Dave.

Total Distance
6.00

am--6 Ran the old morning route starting about 9 am. The luster is wearing off the Mizunos. The forefoot cushioning is lacking for my tastes.  But some people swear by them. Pretty good week even though the wheels nearly fell off a few times.

Mizuno WaveRider 12 Miles: 6.00
Weight: 0.00
Total Distance
11.50

am--11.5 Sunbrook loop w/ some neighbors. A little later I went w/ a Gooblur relative out into SCRR, on the "Anasazi" trail, and shot the bull about cosmology, mythology, and language. I'm glad I got back on the trails again. I've been a little jumpy about snakes. 

Saucony ProGrid Ride Miles: 5.50Brooks Glycerin Miles: 6.00
Weight: 0.00
Comments
From Mike Warren on Mon, Jun 01, 2009 at 15:26:11 from 207.50.149.221

Wow, great start to the week! Nice job.

From Vis on Mon, Jun 01, 2009 at 15:29:16 from 208.88.9.50

Thanks, Mike. It seems like I should have seen you around. Don't you run or live out in Santa Clara? As far as the start goes, I'm just trying to keep up w/ guys like you.

From Austin on Mon, Jun 01, 2009 at 22:09:20 from 71.219.126.248

YES!!! I am back with a vengence! Im way excited to see you out running with us! XC is going to be the BOMB!

Total Distance
5.00

am--5 Morning practice w/ the kids. Warm-up, core exercises, run, and stretch. I stayed with the lead pack and felt pretty good. In all honesty, the pace was probably a tempo pace for me. 

Asics Gel Landreth 4 Miles: 5.00
Weight: 0.00
Comments
From Burt on Tue, Jun 02, 2009 at 12:51:59 from 68.76.197.194

When's your next race?

From Vis on Tue, Jun 02, 2009 at 13:39:27 from 208.88.9.50

Burt--I'm running the Utah Valley Marathon June 13th.

From Burt on Tue, Jun 02, 2009 at 16:47:13 from 68.76.197.194

I'll be looking for that report. Forca Barca!

Total Distance
10.25

am--5.25 I have a little achilles ache, so I didn't run yesterday evening. I got out this morning and felt good.

pm--5 Ran a hill workout w/ the WBR teams. Probably not the best thing for my achilles, but oh well. I still feel all right. We ran up Webb Hill. I did it 1.5 times. Pretty killer. One thing I want to get better at in my running is hills. It's not the legs that dread them. It's the mind and the lungs. We'll see what we can do. It is cool to run w/ some awesome runners.  

Asics Gel Stratus 2.1 Miles: 5.25Mizuno WaveRider 12 Miles: 5.00
Weight: 0.00
Comments
From Chandis on Thu, Jun 04, 2009 at 01:22:03 from 74.211.35.101

YOU rock Coach Roberts! :)

Total Distance
8.25

pm--8.25 Set out for an easy 8--my long run this week--to see if the achilles would give me trouble. At first it did because the padded collar of my sock was sagging between my tendon and the back of the shoe. But I fixed that before I crossed Santa Clara Drive, and the tendon ache was very minimal for the rest of the run. I also tried to work a 10-second walk break into every mile. I'm going to go with that in the marathon to hopefully avoid an unscalable wall. Just as I went in and out of one of these breaks I think I passed Mike Warren out walking the dogs. The run felt great. 

Asics Gel Cumulus 10 Miles: 8.25
Weight: 0.00
Comments
From Mike Warren on Fri, Jun 05, 2009 at 00:14:09 from 208.117.124.133

Hey, that was me. You were lookin good. great miles this week.

From Holts boy(Austin on Fri, Jun 05, 2009 at 13:06:19 from 72.173.114.82

Yeah orderville is totally hippie!! I was running this morning looking sideways checking out the pastures, and i totally ate crap! It was way funny! Hope practice this morning was awesome.

Total Distance
8.25

am--8.25 Woke up and ran to the Speedster 5k/10k to help w/ the XC kids then ran home. On the way over, I was worried about getting to the course on time. On the way back, I was thinking about all the inspirational runners. Ironically, I ran faster on the way home even though it was hotter, and I was more tired. Was also hoping that Holt felt great today. 

Asics Gel Stratus 2.1 Miles: 8.25
Weight: 0.00
Comments
From Holt on Sat, Jun 06, 2009 at 17:56:49 from 71.213.8.108

Thanks for going over there today - did it all go okay? I am sure it did if enough kids came.

From Vis on Sat, Jun 06, 2009 at 20:06:14 from 208.88.9.50

I went great. A pretty fun group of runners. Your bro was right up front.

Total Distance
8.00

pm--8 Ran Oak Grove w/ the WBR kids. Hard but good. 

Asics Gel Landreth 5 Miles: 8.00
Weight: 0.00
Total Distance
5.00

am--5 Last run before the first marathon. I'm feeling pretty good. My primary goal is to finish. Secondary goal to get in under 4:00:00. Ideal goal to get in under 3:45:00. We'll see how it goes. I'm going to try and trust my body and run according to how it's feeling. The weather is supposed to be nice w/ some possible showers. Good luck to everybody else running. 

Brooks Glycerin Miles: 5.00
Weight: 0.00
Comments
From Holts boy(Austin on Thu, Jun 11, 2009 at 16:32:12 from 76.27.205.18

You are the one who should be jealous!!! I ran mt. pisgah! a whole 1500 ft above sea level!! I took a piss on mt. piss!!

From scotthughes on Thu, Jun 11, 2009 at 19:57:23 from 209.33.211.3

Good luck with the marathon! I am sure you will do awesome. Even with my legs and feet giving me fits I am jealous. With the times you have been posting you should do great. Your goals are just as they should be...first finish, have great time and don't stress out about a getting a great time. If you have fun you will end up with a great race!

From Vis on Fri, Jun 12, 2009 at 14:42:38 from 76.27.59.149

Thanks, Scott. You're an inspiration w/ the marathons and long runs and, now, a 50 miler. Wow.

From Sierra :) on Sat, Jun 13, 2009 at 00:36:52 from 209.33.250.234

GOOD LUCK COACH!!!! I can't wait to hear how that race goes tomorrow!! You can make those goals! GOOD LUCK have fun!!!

Race: Utah Valley Marathon (26.2 Miles) 03:48:16, Place overall: 134, Place in age division: 24
Total Distance
27.00

I didn't know what to expect, but 26.2 miles is a lot of miles. The course for the Utah Valley Marathon is beautiful--about 10 miles in the canyon, 10 miles on the Provo/Jordan river trail, and 6 or so on the roads through the neighborhood near Provo Towne Centre. Here's how the race went.

1--8:45.50

2--8:05.03

3--8:17.29

4--7:49.45

5--8:20.14

6--8:00.64

7--7:59.41

8--7:58.28

9--8:01.45

10--8:05.96

11--8:04.84

12--8:11.21

13--7:59.01

14--8:02.98

15--8:09.86

16--8:16.49

17--8:02.54

18--8:22.06

19--9:47.16

20--8:55.16

21--9:17.19

22--9:24.97

23--10:59.69

24--10:06.07

25--10:19.72

26--10:16.95

.2--3ish (I forgot to flip the switch when I crossed the line).

I was cruising at roughly a 3:30:00 marathon until mile 18, and then it all fell apart. I was still on track for 3:45:00 with 3.2 to go and only had to hit a 30:00 5K but couldn't quite do it. I'm thankful for the marathon experience and am glad that it's over. But mostly I'm thankful for Jerry--a guy I met running on the shoulder--and his pacing skills. We kept each other going, and I never got a chance to thank him after the race. Thanks, Jerry. After mile 18, it was all about gutting it out. Overall, I'm very pleased. I hit 2 of my goals and nearly licked the 3rd one. Now I know what to expect, somewhat. It's the legs that were giving out today, not the mind or the lungs, which is different than other days. BTW there were quite a few STG runners and bloggers who ran great races today. Way to run.

Brooks Glycerin Miles: 27.00
Weight: 0.00
Comments
From Holt on Sat, Jun 13, 2009 at 20:12:26 from 75.169.89.6

Great job! 1 done and many more to go - not that you want to hear that right now. Mastering those last few is the toughest challenge of marathoning - mentally and physically; but you already took one major step toward doing it... you did it once. Way to go. The kids were all very excited to see how you did.

From scotthughes on Sat, Jun 13, 2009 at 21:44:32 from 209.33.211.3

Great job on the marathon. It feels good to get that first one done.Now you know what to expect and will only improve.

From Maurine/Tarzan on Sat, Jun 13, 2009 at 21:47:07 from 97.117.76.29

Congratulations on finishing your first marathon. It was a tough one and you should be proud of yourself.

From Kelli on Sun, Jun 14, 2009 at 00:07:39 from 71.219.76.64

Yeah! The first one is out of the way. That is always nice. AND that is one heck of a good time for the first one. They will just keep getting better!!!

From Sierra :) on Sun, Jun 14, 2009 at 00:14:49 from 209.33.250.234

Awesome race!!! You did so AMAZING!!! Way to do a marathon but not only do it but completely master it! You're so fast. Are you running the St.George Marathon?

From Chandis on Sun, Jun 14, 2009 at 15:04:22 from 74.211.35.101

No Way Coach Roberts! Your a Beast! That is an amazing time for a first marathon! I don't think I'm competition for you any more.. Your going to have to move on to taking down the 3 goolds!!

From Vis on Mon, Jun 15, 2009 at 12:57:48 from 208.88.9.50

Holt--What you do is amazing. Handling a marathon the way you do intrigues much more than someone who handles rattlesnakes with his hands or takes the stink out of skunks w/ his teeth. Props.

Scott--Thanks for the support. Looks like we both want to improve our times now and, eventually, BQ.

Tarzan/Kelli--Way to support other marathoners physically and digitally. That arrogant Boston guy sounds way familiar. I was waiting for my wife, wearing my medal but feeling a little weird about, hoping no one would think I was trying to rub in others' faces, when that guy sat down next to me. I'm pretty sure I was the guy sitting next to him on the grass when he did his obnoxious medal presentation. The whole time I was wondering if he knew you guys or was just over-the-top lame. Anyway, good job helping your friend in on her first.

Sierra/Chandis--Thanks for caring. This whole XC journey has been awesome and will only get more awesome, depending on what we put into it. You guys have an awesome year ahead of you just remember the reward comes after the work, sometimes later than we think. I'm jealous that you guys have found running at such an early age. Be smart. Have fun. Work hard.

From Kelli on Mon, Jun 15, 2009 at 13:00:44 from 155.101.221.87

OH---you should have smacked him for us!!!!

From Maurine/Tarzan on Mon, Jun 15, 2009 at 13:07:04 from 63.255.172.2

Yeah - what Kelli said. So many people cheered on Marion when we mentioned it was her first - this was the only sour apple we ran into.

From Aubree on Wed, Jun 17, 2009 at 03:53:49 from 71.32.238.40

Way to go Travis! Ditto to those who said you will only improve. You'll get a strategy and work it to your advantage. Thanks for being a good motivator and running buddy to Craig (and me!). In 5 years when we are neighbors, we'll do it some more.

Good job to Annaca as well! Congrats and keep it up!

From Burt on Wed, Jun 17, 2009 at 13:25:49 from 68.76.197.194

I can only hope the next marathon I do is as good as this one. Way to go!

From Mike Warren on Wed, Jun 17, 2009 at 14:02:34 from 207.50.149.221

Sorry for the late response, I did not realize you ran this race. Nice to have the first one done! You did awesome and got a good taste of that last 10k. SGM will be so fun for you this year. keep working hard.

Total Distance
5.00

am--5 Back at it today w/ the XC kids. I got there early and did an extra barefoot lap before core exercises and a 4-mile run. The legs are fatigued, and the IT on my right leg is achy. But, overall, a nice recovery run. It's good to get back at it. 

Asics Gel Landreth 4 Miles: 4.00
Weight: 0.00
Comments
From Mike Warren on Wed, Jun 17, 2009 at 14:04:43 from 207.50.149.221

Glad your starting to feel a litte better. What training are you thinking for SGM?

From Vis on Wed, Jun 17, 2009 at 15:32:01 from 208.88.9.50

Mike--I hooked myself up with a 14-week training schedule on RW smart coach. I intend on just getting some easy miles this week and next then trying to hit it hard. I know for sure that I want to get at least 2 quality runs a week--speedwork/tempo and a long run--all included in some 55-75 mile weeks. You?

From Mike Warren on Wed, Jun 17, 2009 at 23:26:14 from 208.117.124.133

Thats pretty much what I was thinking also. After you get back to normal, lets hook-up for a run.

From Vis on Wed, Jun 17, 2009 at 23:49:44 from 208.88.9.50

Mike--Let's do get together for a run.

Total Distance
5.00

pm--5 w/ the WBR kids. The body feels good up to 3 miles, and then the aches come--tight hammy, IT band. I'm just going to continue to keep it slow and low this week. 

Asics Gel Stratus 2.1 Miles: 5.00
Weight: 0.00
Total Distance
5.00

pm--recovery 5. Same aches and pains as the last two days but near the end of the run. A few more slow and lows and then I'll step it up a tiny bit next week and hit the training hard come the 29th.

Asics Gel Cumulus 10 Miles: 5.00
Weight: 0.00
Total Distance
5.00

am--5 Last easy recovery 5 w/ Dr. Hunter before he heads out to conquer the world.

Asics Gel Landreth 4 Miles: 5.00
Weight: 0.00
Total Distance
6.50

am--6.5 Barefoot warm up, core exercises, and 6 w/ XC kids. Stuck right behind the varsity boys, pushing the pace a little for me, but it felt good. No hammy tightness. A minor ache in the IT. 

Asics Gel Stratus 2.1 Miles: 6.00
Weight: 0.00
Comments
From Holt on Mon, Jun 22, 2009 at 11:57:49 from 75.169.89.6

You really rolled it strong today!

From Mike Warren on Mon, Jun 22, 2009 at 13:44:26 from 207.50.149.221

Nice job! Sounds like the marathon sorness is going away.

From AmberG on Mon, Jun 22, 2009 at 20:19:21 from 64.255.88.143

Nice you got to the run with the 'Doctor' before they headed out of town! Wish they lived here! I can' believe how many miles you have for the year---amazing.

Oh, BTW, the lemon cleanse will not make you faster, , , only hungrier :)

From Vis on Tue, Jun 23, 2009 at 00:37:40 from 208.88.9.50

It was fun running w/ the doctor. Aubree mentioned how she loved running in southern utah and I thought, "I'm going to miss them." I ended up running w/ those guys a fair amount when they were here. They're fun. I'm sure Aubree will get here every so often. The doctor, on the other hand, will be pretty busy for the next little while.

Total Distance
5.00

am--5 a mile barefoot, core exercises, and a run into Green Springs. Extra pain in the IT today. I'm going to ice the crap out of it. 

Asics Gel Cumulus 10 Miles: 4.00
Weight: 0.00
Comments
From AmberG on Tue, Jun 23, 2009 at 12:09:33 from 64.255.88.143

Vis,

The website to the cleanse is 'themastercleanse.org' . . . I agree it is so mental! Not easy, I'm hungry :)

We usually do Snow Canyon once a week, start at the bottom and so up and back is 10 miles. Going up we try to just not stop,(except for a drink at the campground) usually our average pace is in the low 9's and then coming down it's a treat and when we push it we can come down pretty fast in the 6's. But I don't like to race every run, so some mornings we just run to run and don't worry about time. If you ever want to come, another guy Gene(in is 50's but he's fast) usually comes too! Another group goes every Wed pretty faithfully and they have all sorts of paced runners, it's just nice to have others in the canyon so you don't get eaten by a Mountain Lion haha.

Total Distance
5.50

am--5.5 XC practice. Barefoot warm up, core exercises, and an easy 5 along the parkway.

Asics Gel Landreth 4 Miles: 5.00
Weight: 0.00
Total Distance
8.00

am--4.5 barefoot warm up, core exercises, run towards Green Springs, and barefoot striders. Still having some IT issues. Hope to ease those out. 

pm--3.5 An easy run w/ Nate on the Temple Quarry Trail. 

Asics Gel Stratus 2.1 Miles: 3.00Saucony ProGrid Ride Miles: 3.50
Weight: 0.00
Total Distance
5.75

pm--5.75 I flaked out on the XC kids, so I had to redeem myself. The body felt good and pushed the lungs a bit. I made it through the run w/ only minor aches in the IT and overcame that w/ visualization. I saw myself breathing through my IT band. How's that, Kabat-Zinn?

Asics Gel Cumulus 10 Miles: 5.75
Weight: 0.00
Total Distance
10.00

am--6 XC practice. A mile barefoot, core exercises, and a run out on Telegraph to the river trail. 

pm--Easy 4. My first double-digit mileage day since the marathon. The IT's a little sore. It was aching about a mile in and then mellowed out when I started to hit it with the Jedi mind tricks. Like a greased piston, in and out w/ the breath. I'm going to try to up my miles this week but hold off another week or two until I hit some quality workouts.

Asics Gel Landreth 4 Miles: 5.00Mizuno WaveRider 12 Miles: 4.00
Weight: 0.00
Comments
From Mike Warren on Mon, Jun 29, 2009 at 15:05:15 from 207.50.149.221

So are you running on the grass barefoot, or the asphalt? I think my feet would protest. Good all around workout. You getting close to 100% recovered from TOU?

From Vis on Mon, Jun 29, 2009 at 20:57:03 from 208.88.9.50

Mike, we run barefoot on the grass. As far as recovery, I'm close. My IT band is a little creaky but seems to be improving. I'm not sure I'm ready for the 20 milers Mike-Warren style though. You are going to smoke STG.

From Sierra :) on Tue, Jun 30, 2009 at 11:09:08 from 209.33.250.234

No the explanation helped a lot thanks for taking the time to tell me! Made more a lot more since than what they were telling me (up and over the hill in Coral Canyon). I almost did that so you basically saved my bacon! Thanks for letting me run with you and Cassidy today it was lots of fun and I really enjoyed it! You've gotten way fast too, to fast!!!

Total Distance
5.25

am--5.25 XC practice w/ the kids. Barefoot warm up, core exercises, parkway. The IT was a constant nuisance. Every time I give it a little extra--distance or speed--the next day is a killer. I'm to the point that I just want to be done w/ it, even if I have to really just not run for a week or so. 

Asics Gel Stratus 2.1 Miles: 4.75
Weight: 0.00
Comments
From Mike Warren on Tue, Jun 30, 2009 at 11:49:53 from 207.50.149.221

Probably better to nip it in the bud now. Maybe a little crosstraining to keep you in shape. Man, injuries really STINK!! Good Luck Bro!

From Aubree on Tue, Jun 30, 2009 at 17:05:38 from 71.205.84.105

Dang, sorry about your IT. I agree...nip it in the bud so you will be ready for SG!

Thanks for your support. Craig says hey back at ya. Tell the fam hello. We miss you all.

From Chandis on Tue, Jun 30, 2009 at 18:28:25 from 74.211.35.101

Coach Roberts you ROCK! Get your leg better! Ride your bike along side us for a week if you need! :) That'd be fun to push the pace for us with no effort on your part! Evil, But fun! ha

From Holts boy(Austin on Fri, Jul 03, 2009 at 11:25:45 from 71.219.121.8

WHAT?! Your hurt?! We cant have our stud coach hurt!!! Oh and thanks for not comming to practice today. (FRIDAY) i drove all the way here and you dont even show up!!! Thanks Friend! ;)

Total Distance
6.00

am--6 XC practice. I'm a little bummed. I took 5 days off, and the IT pain seemed to go away. But, it came creeping back today. Oh what to do? I'm going to take it real easy and probably do a lot of cross training instead of running. I did find some new stretches and a massage technique to help. Paz.

Asics Gel Cumulus 10 Miles: 5.00
Weight: 0.00
Comments
From Burt on Mon, Jul 06, 2009 at 16:12:59 from 68.76.197.194

Que la paz descanse sobre ti mi amigo.

Total Distance
4.00

pm--4 Oh happy day. I ran tonight w/ the wif and felt pretty dang good. I've been stretching the crap out of the band and have been reading everything I can about it. I'm going to hit 3 miles here and there and stretch and ice and stretch, and I know things will start coming back. After the run w/ the wif, I ran w/ my daughter for a mile.  

Asics Gel Landreth 5 Miles: 4.00
Weight: 0.00
Total Distance
5.50

am--5.5 XC practice. BF warm up, Core stuff, and some kind of dog pound run. The kids are doing great. So is the IT. The pain wanted to come back but it didn't. I was honestly worried about going 5, but it worked out all right. 

Asics Gel Stratus 2.1 Miles: 5.00
Weight: 0.00
Comments
From Mike Warren on Wed, Jul 08, 2009 at 14:05:22 from 207.50.149.221

Glad to hear the pain is going away. Sound like a good all around workout. Nice work!

Total Distance
4.50

pm--painless 4.5. By far the best I've felt post-marathon. I've decided to be proactive w/ the IT and changed up a few things. First, I've found some stretches that really help. Second, I'm icing twice a day. Third, I took the hit in the wallet and bought an IT band wrap. Fourth, I've decided, since the opinions seem to be split how exactly to rest w/ ITBS, to keep on keeping on w/ the easy training. I mean if all I get in is a few miles, so be it. I'm not going to sweat the small miles. Last--you may want to stop here unless you're a shoe geek--I purchased some guidance--light stability--shoes. Since I, like many of you, am not bio-mechanically symetrical--I'm a mild pronator on my right side--I've decided to give my goofy foot a little TLC. So there it is. I'm cautiously happy right now. 

Side note--Brooks feel great. A little over 100 miles and a marathon in one pair. Minimal miles in the other pair. But they're awesome. The comfort and cushion are excellent. The transition is divine. I've been very pleased. I say all this because Brooks totally caught me off guard. I'm an aesthetic kinda guy, and, generally speaking, Brooks are the ugliest, clunkiest looking shoes around. Once you slip them on and run in them, however, it's like the looks follow the personality and Voila! they're the most beautiful pair of shoes that you've ever set your eyes on. Maybe the relationship will fade like it did w/ the Mizunos. Hope not. Shoe Geek out.

Brooks Axiom 3 Miles: 4.50
Weight: 0.00
Total Distance
4.00

am--4 Slept through the alarm. Sorry, PVXC. I ran w/ you, just 10 or 12 miles away. The leg felt good. A little phantom pain. Hopefully a physiological reaction similar to tossing the hair the day or 2 after getting the summer bulldog (buzzcut). 

Asics Gel Landreth 4 Miles: 4.00
Weight: 0.00
Total Distance
4.00

am--4 A nice, easy run along the lakeshore path at UW-Madison. 

Brooks Glycerin Miles: 4.00
Weight: 0.00
Total Distance
6.00

pm--6 Another nice run along the lakshore path w/ a little exploration added on. The trails out here are single track paths through the woods. The dense foliage messes w/ the signal on the garmin. Oh, BTW, the weather is perfect. I'm going to cherish 2 weeks of training in the fall-like temps while it's triple digits back home. 

Brooks Glycerin Miles: 6.00
Weight: 0.00
Total Distance
7.00

pm--7 I got out on the lakeshore path and took it through the forest and back. Fun run. I believe that this is the longest single run that I've done post marathon, and guess what? The IT is feeling great. But now the top of my left foot is sore, almost like I tied my shoes too tight sometime last week. I'm going to ice it tonight. I wonder if the pain could be coming from the light stability shoes that I'm wearing everyday to school. I end up putting 2-3 miles a day on those. It's fun hoofing it around Madison, the perfect college town. Don't pass up the chance to come here. As Yo Gabba Gabba says, "Try it. You'll like it."

Brooks Glycerin Miles: 7.00
Weight: 0.00
Comments
From Chandis on Thu, Jul 16, 2009 at 21:11:24 from 74.211.35.101

Yo Gabba Gabba! :)

Ha you rock coach! I'm glad to see your running again! We miss you out here in the triple digit temps! hurry back! your missing out on some speed and hill workouts! :)

Total Distance
6.00

pm--6 A brisk, windy day, even for the Madisonians, w/ a little rain. But I got out on the trails again. The legs are starting to feel good again, and 6 or 7 doesn't feel too bad. The foot's still a little sore. Nonetheless, I'm feeling good about running again. Yeah.

Brooks Axiom 3 Miles: 6.00
Weight: 0.00
Comments
From Holts boy(Austin on Fri, Jul 17, 2009 at 23:03:22 from 216.241.192.29

Hey coach!! hows your running going?? Where are you running at with all these cool trails? only 3 more weeks then ill be back. Cant wait!

From Vis on Sat, Jul 18, 2009 at 14:39:23 from 72.33.60.109

I'm in Madison, Wisconsin, doing some schooling. It's quite the place, something like Orderville.

Total Distance
7.00

am--7 The last 2 days have been in the low 60s w/ some humidity. Perfect running weather. Today I branched out a little and ran down to the UW Arboretum to do some exploring and then back up Bascom Hill to the dorm. The first week I have hit 30 miles in probably a month. Feeling better everyday. 

Brooks Glycerin Miles: 7.00
Weight: 0.00
Total Distance
4.00

am--4 Wanted to wake up and get the week off to a good start. I headed out w/ no preconceived notions. We'll call what resulted a predator run. Started at a moderate pace, worked up to close to a Tinman, and hit a pretty good tempo mile the last mile. The body is feeling pretty good. Maybe I'm getting my mojo back. I didn't type that last sentence out loud, I promise. 

Brooks Axiom 3 Miles: 4.00
Weight: 0.00
Comments
From Holt on Mon, Jul 20, 2009 at 14:51:37 from 75.169.57.203

When I read predator run, I thought something very different!

From Holt on Mon, Jul 20, 2009 at 14:51:49 from 75.169.57.203

Oh... the team is missing you!

From Vis on Mon, Jul 20, 2009 at 16:51:38 from 72.33.72.84

I'm missing them too. The heat not so much.

From Holts boy(Austin on Mon, Jul 20, 2009 at 20:49:43 from 216.241.205.132

So you know how i got those saucony rides? Yeah that was by mistake. I was supose to get the stability ones and i accidently grabed the wrong pair. Ha ha

From Burt on Tue, Jul 21, 2009 at 19:14:51 from 68.76.197.194

Did I hear someone say they got their mojo back?

From Vis on Wed, Jul 22, 2009 at 09:33:54 from 72.33.72.84

That's right, Burt. Now I'll see if I can get it working.

From Burt on Wed, Jul 22, 2009 at 13:00:43 from 68.76.197.194

What would Austin Powers do in a situation like this?

Total Distance
14.25

am--6 Well I got back out again after 2 busy days w/ school. Just an easy run on the trail.

pm--8.25 I finished the residency portion of my class today. Went for a run to celebrate. It was a beautiful day today as I went stomping  through the woods. I'm definitely getting my running self back little-by-little. Also decided to run the Waunafest 5K on Saturday. I think I'll use it as a tempo run. 

Brooks Glycerin Miles: 6.00Brooks Axiom 3 Miles: 8.25
Weight: 0.00
Total Distance
10.00

am--10 Very easy. These last 2 runs have been longer than what I've been doing lately. I'm trying to build up my endurance. Today, my body gave me a little feedback. About 6 miles into the 10, I got marathon legs. Overall, I'm feeling a lot better. Now, just need to acclimate the body.

Brooks Glycerin Miles: 10.00
Weight: 0.00
Race: Waunafest 5K (3.04 Miles) 00:22:20
Total Distance
3.25

am--3.25 Ran the Waunafest 5K w/ my classmate, Shad. I thought I would use this as a tempo run and was able to hit a 7:20/mile pace. I felt pretty good. Yeah.

Brooks Axiom 3 Miles: 3.25
Weight: 0.00
Comments
From Holt on Sun, Jul 26, 2009 at 20:13:57 from 75.169.57.203

How is the IT feeling?

From Burt on Mon, Jul 27, 2009 at 12:29:53 from 68.76.197.194

Nice job Travis.

Total Distance
6.25

am--6.25 Barefoot warm up, core drills, and 6X1 min., 8X30 sec. fartleks. Felt really good. Nice hard workout. 

Asics Gel Landreth 4 Miles: 5.75
Weight: 0.00
Comments
From Holt on Mon, Jul 27, 2009 at 17:01:35 from 75.169.57.203

Glad to have you back! And thanks again for the shirt - how much do I owe you?

From Vis on Mon, Jul 27, 2009 at 17:59:37 from 208.88.9.50

Nothing. Thanks so much for letting me help out.

From Holts boy(Austin on Mon, Jul 27, 2009 at 21:23:38 from 216.241.192.122

Yeah thats righ, throwin in some speed! Your progressing well! Im comming back for good on thursday night. See you on fridays run!

Total Distance
11.25

am--7.75 It's been a long time, but I was glad to get back to the reverse loop around Clary. The sun was up. Temps were nice. And I forgot my IT wrap. The leg felt great anyway. I'll probably wear the strap on every other run this week. I'm shooting for 40-45 miles this week. We'll see how it goes. 

pm--3.5 Ran from my parents up over the heights and back to my house. I'm loving the running this week. I'm confused though. Supposedly, it was in the 80s this morning at 8:30 and high 90s tonight at 8:30. But they didn't feel that much different. 

Asics Gel Cumulus 10 Miles: 7.75Brooks Axiom 3 Miles: 3.50
Weight: 0.00
Comments
From Mike Warren on Tue, Jul 28, 2009 at 23:13:27 from 208.117.124.133

Wow, great miles today!! Good luck with the miles this week. Wouldn't it be nice to always be healthy and no pain? keep wishing, lol!!

From Vis on Tue, Jul 28, 2009 at 23:22:29 from 208.88.9.50

Thanks, Mike. It seems like there's got to be some pain in running to get better, just no injuries.:(

From Holts boy(Austin on Wed, Jul 29, 2009 at 00:34:30 from 216.241.205.135

well, welcome to st. george

Total Distance
5.50

am--5.5 Barefoot warm-up, core exercises, and 6X1min., 8X30sec. hills. Tough workout. The girls on the team really helped me through this. They're super tough.

Asics Gel Stratus 2.1 Miles: 5.00
Weight: 0.00
Total Distance
8.00

am--8 This was a hard run. My whole body was fatigued, and I had a little marathon mind when you have to really try to struggle through things. I'm not sure why I'm feeling like this on what used to be a pretty routine run for me. Maybe it's just building up after some down time. 

Asics Gel Landreth 5 Miles: 8.00
Weight: 0.00
Total Distance
6.25

am--6.25 barefoot warm-up, core drills, and a hill workout disguised as an easy run on the trails in Coral Canyon. Then Manu and I ran a few barefoot on the grass. Felt better about life today. 

Saucony ProGrid Ride Miles: 4.25
Weight: 0.00
Comments
From Holt on Fri, Jul 31, 2009 at 15:22:40 from 71.213.44.227

Those trails out there are kind of beastly aren't they.

Don't worry about struggling. Your just getting back into a routine.

Thanks for covering practice today - sorry I forgot to tell you I would be gone.

Total Distance
6.00

am--6 I took the old Swiss Days course backwards at a moderate pace--low 8:0Xs--from my house and back. This week has ended up being a pretty good week as I start to build miles again. It's also nice to get in some quality workouts w/ the XCers. 

Brooks Glycerin Miles: 6.00
Weight: 0.00
Comments
From Sierra :) on Sat, Aug 01, 2009 at 23:47:06 from 209.33.250.234

I'm in your Honors English class!

Thanks for doing hills with us that one day, it really pushed me! Nice week, lots of miles!

Total Distance
8.00

pm--8 Did a bad job of waking up this morning. (I had a headache). So I took it easy today if taking it easy means finishing up a 5-7 page paper and starting a 10-15 pager. Anyway, I finally got out and ran up over the heights and back down through Green Valley to the in-laws'. The easy pace felt good. 

Asics Gel Landreth 4 Miles: 8.00
Weight: 0.00
Total Distance
7.00

pm--7 Being the dumb guy that I am, I apparently haven't noticed that running and I have been on the outs. Nonetheless, it seems we both want to save the relationship. We've got to find ways to rekindle our love. And the best way to do that is to spend lots of time together, taking it particularly slow, focusing on cultivating those commonalities like the spectacular view of the Red Mountain and Snow Canyon that we shared this evening. As great as it went tonight, I bet we'll have to start over tomorrow. Here's to running and the eternities that we'll spend together. 

Brooks Axiom 3 Miles: 7.00
Weight: 0.00
Comments
From Burt on Wed, Aug 05, 2009 at 12:34:37 from 68.76.197.194

I'm going to gag. (But that is romantic.)

Total Distance
7.25

am--7.25 Barefoot warm-up, core exercises, and 6X1min, 8X30sec hills w/ warm-up and cool-down. Hard but awesome when it was over. Ran w/ the girls. They pushed and were awesome. 

Asics Gel Cumulus 10 Miles: 6.75
Weight: 0.00
Total Distance
8.00

am--8 w/ my cousin. Up to the Canyons and down through Green Valley and home. Pretty decent 8 for the day after hills. 

Asics Gel Landreth 5 Miles: 8.00
Weight: 0.00
Total Distance
3.50

am--3.5 Run at region course w/ some clean up after.

Asics Gel Stratus 2.1 Miles: 3.50
Weight: 0.00
Total Distance
17.00

am--13 My wife and the in-laws were running 12 this morning, so I thought, What the heck. We ran from the top of Snow Canyon, got hassled by a ranger at the bottom--BTW it's only $21 for an annual pedestrian/biker pass--and ran on into Green Valley. I hit the last 3 miles at 7:44, 7:30, and 7:18. After that the marathon seems a little more doable. When I finished I walked back a mile or so to meet my wife and brother-in-law as they finished and ran a mile on in w/ them. Great run. Maybe I'll get out this evening to make it an even 50 for the week. 

pm--4 Cruised out for a few easy miles w/  out the Garmin. This is my first 50-mile week in a  heck of a long time, and it felt pretty good.

Brooks Glycerin Miles: 13.00Brooks Axiom 3 Miles: 4.00
Weight: 0.00
Comments
From Mike Warren on Sat, Aug 08, 2009 at 12:23:03 from 208.117.124.133

Awesome run bro! Great week of training. You will have no prob with the marathon.

Total Distance
6.00

am--6 A nice easy run. Body's a little tight from Saturday. It was nice weather out and a fun jaunt. Saw the SCXC team out to practice. They've got quite a few kids. It oughta be fun this year. 

Saucony ProGrid Ride Miles: 6.00
Weight: 0.00
Total Distance
7.50

pm--7.5 It was hard to get out and run tonight. Not only had I consumed gluttonous amounts of Mexican food tonight--I'm doing whatever I can to remember Spanish--I also poorly balanced my intake of life-giving water w/ my favorite diuretic. In the end I got out but felt the crappy fueling of the day. I'm sure my next running breakthrough will come w/ diet more than anything else. Paz. There's some more Spanish for you. 

Asics Gel Landreth 4 Miles: 7.50
Weight: 0.00
Comments
From Mike Warren on Wed, Aug 12, 2009 at 00:26:12 from 208.117.124.133

Hey nice job! I also love mexican food, nothing wrong with the occasional feast.

Total Distance
10.50

am--6.5 Got up early to run down into the golf course and back home. I love running when the last run's still in the legs. Positive affirmation. 

pm--4 Got hung up in a meeting and missed the afternoon XC run. Apparently, I wasn't the only one. Shame on us. Anyway, I talked my marine neighbor into 4. We ran a pretty good pace and sped up to a Tinman mile at the end. He's signed up for the marathon. I think he'll do well if he can build up his single-run mileage. 

Asics Gel Stratus 2.1 Miles: 6.50Asics Gel Cumulus 10 Miles: 4.00
Weight: 0.00
Total Distance
4.50

pm--4.5 Warm-up and some hot miles. I'll get used to it just as it cools down. The stomach was a little funny today. Maybe it was that PBH that I ate around 1:30. 

Brooks Axiom 3 Miles: 4.00
Weight: 0.00
Total Distance
9.50

am--5 A nice little run up to The Canyons and back home.

pm--4.5 Another hot afternoon run. Half mile warm-up w/ 8 barefoot striders after. I'm growing to love striders. I'm excited to see how the kids run tomorrow. 

Asics Gel Landreth 5 Miles: 5.00Brooks Glycerin Miles: 3.50
Weight: 0.00
Total Distance
5.25

pm--5.25 I had what seemed like a long day. Went early to help w/ pre-region and then watched the PVXC kids run well, along w/ kids from all over. I have such an admiration for people who find running so early in life. After that, came home and watched my soccer team whip  up on Everton, ate a nice supper, and contemplated running. When I saw that the temperature was in the 80s, I knew I had to get out.

It was hard though. It seems like I'm going through a real slump. I notice a few others are as well, for various reasons, and it makes me wonder if the sport of running is switching over to a form of cloud computing, where everyone is hooked in together, so any ripple that goes through the runnersphere affects runners everywhere. Anyway, back from the cosmic. I knew I had to get out today. I went for a moderate run but feel like I could do more good w/ some 800s or a long run. I'm signed up for the marathon and don't know if I'll be in very good shape when it comes around.

After Utah Valley, I had roughy 6 down weeks. Getting back into it I have yet to build up the long runs. Nevertheless, I have been hitting a few good workouts w/ the XC kids. 6 weeks out from the big day, I'm wondering how I should handle things. I'm too OCD to jump into a training program somewhere in the middle. I don't seem to have very much time for long runs and the hard speed and tempo workouts have sharp teeth and just seem too big for me right now. What should I focus on? How can I use the next month and a half most efficiently to have a good STG? Or am I asking the wrong questions all together? Chime in anyone who knows. 

Saucony ProGrid Ride Miles: 5.25
Weight: 0.00
Total Distance
12.25

am--6 Got out w/ neighbor Greg and ran through Sunbrook. I actually felt pretty good this morning. 

pm--6.25 .5 warm-up before the kids ran pyramids then a 1.5 mile cooldown w/ Cass and Sierra. Went home, ate, let it digest and then out for 4.25 w/ AC on the iPod. I haven't listened to music on a run in a long time. It was actually kind of relaxing. 

Asics Gel Landreth 4 Miles: 6.25Asics Gel Stratus 2.1 Miles: 6.00
Weight: 0.00
Total Distance
5.50

pm--5.5  Short warm-up and 5-mile mall run w/ Cass and Stefani. The run felt pretty good today. 

Brooks Axiom 3 Miles: 5.50
Weight: 0.00
Total Distance
7.00

am--7 Went 3.5 up Snow Canyon and then back down w/ neighbor Greg. This workout felt like it meant something.

Asics Gel Cumulus 10 Miles: 7.00
Weight: 0.00
Total Distance
7.00

pm--7 Hot run w/ warm-up and core exercises. We ran up into Green Springs and back to the school.

Asics Gel Landreth 5 Miles: 7.00
Weight: 0.00
Total Distance
10.00

am--6 Just a nice run in the 70s w/ a few moderate miles thrown in. 

pm--4 .5 Warm-up, .5 barefoot striders, 3-mile ice cream run to AC. Another smoker today. 

Saucony ProGrid Ride Miles: 3.50Brooks Glycerin Miles: 6.00
Weight: 0.00
Total Distance
11.00

am--6 w/ neighbor Greg. We threw in some faster pace, and it felt good. The temperature was awesome.

pm--5 2.5 warm-up, a few 800s w/ the kids--I need to suck it up and do more of these--and a 1.5 cool-down. 

Asics Gel Landreth 4 Miles: 5.00Asics Gel Stratus 2.1 Miles: 6.00
Weight: 0.00
Comments
From The Beast on Mon, Aug 24, 2009 at 13:21:24 from 74.211.17.81

Thanks Coach! You should take some credit because if you hadn't told me about Brian Sell I never would have included him in that video. If I can think of more stuff I will make more videos.

From Aubree on Tue, Aug 25, 2009 at 10:11:14 from 71.205.84.105

You make me homesick.....for running and Santa Clara. Good work. You're going to rock the marathon!

Total Distance
11.00

pm--5 .5 mile warm-up and then core exercises. After we went out for 4.5 mile tempo run with approximately 2 miles at a comfortably hard pace. Towards the end of the tempo, I dragged a little, but overall the feeling was good. 

6 3 slow miles up the West Canyon Trail in Snow Canyon and 3 quick miles down. 

Asics Gel Cumulus 10 Miles: 11.00
Weight: 0.00
Comments
From Bec on Tue, Aug 25, 2009 at 23:35:18 from 67.177.35.60

Nice miles today. Sounds like you had a good little tempo run there in the middle.

Total Distance
6.75

pm--6.75 I blew off my morning run then ended up running most of the long run w/ the kids after our standard warm-up and core routine. It was one of those days that I wasn't feeling it, but running anyway made it all better. 

Asics Gel Landreth 5 Miles: 6.75
Weight: 0.00
Total Distance
10.50

am--10.5 w/ neighbor Greg around Santa Clara and up on Snow Canyon Parkway. It's nice to get in a double-digit run once in a while. 

Brooks Glycerin Miles: 10.50
Weight: 0.00
Total Distance
4.50

pm--4.5 .5 Warm-up and 4 w/ the boys. It was fun running w/ those guys, great runners. 

Asics Gel Stratus 2.1 Miles: 4.50
Weight: 0.00
Total Distance
10.50

pm--10.5 Did the reverse loop around Santa Clara w/ a neighbor who is training for the marathon. My stomach was funny and I had to make a pit stop at the Canyons. I'm glad I got out tonight. I've struggled to get long runs in, but I did manage to get 2 90-minute runs in this week, which makes me happy. Next week I would like to hit 60 miles and get a run of 16-20 miles. We'll see if life makes room. 

Brooks Glycerin Miles: 10.50
Weight: 0.00
Total Distance
11.50

am--8 Up to the Canyons and down to the orchard and home again. Borrowed my wife's iPod and just enjoyed the relaxed running and the tunes. It was a bit smoky out. 

pm--3.5 Core exercises, 2-mile warm-up, and 1.5-mile cool down situated around timing the kids on their 800s. They ran awesome today.  

Saucony ProGrid Ride Miles: 3.50Brooks Axiom 3 Miles: 8.00
Weight: 0.00
Total Distance
11.00

pm--8 .5 warm-up and then down to the river trail to do some 2/jog/1 AT miles w/ the varsity girls and Coach. We hit the 3 miles, hovering around 7:00/mile, which is :20-:30 faster than tempo for me. It felt good. It was nice to do a more intense workout w/ a group. The girls are super tough and awesome runners. 

3 More w/ the wif. She's getting faster. 

Asics Gel Landreth 4 Miles: 3.00Asics Gel Stratus 2.1 Miles: 8.00
Weight: 0.00
Comments
From Holt on Tue, Sep 01, 2009 at 21:53:25 from 75.169.94.111

Nice work today - What do you think about Monday? Do you have a time you would rather be there (morning/afternoon'ish)? Let me know.

From Vis on Tue, Sep 01, 2009 at 22:46:02 from 208.88.8.20

I asked my wife, and we have nothing set. So I can work around whatever you're needing to do. I definitely want to be there for the serious breakfast.

Total Distance
14.25

am--6.25 A moderate morning run w/ neighbor Greg. It took a minute to flush the legs but felt great after that. We went down into Sunbrook and back home.

pm--8 .5 warm-up and long, grueling run in the hot, hot sun. I was really dragging today.

Asics Gel Cumulus 10 Miles: 8.00Brooks Glycerin Miles: 6.25
Weight: 0.00
Total Distance
5.00

pm--5 From the school to the church on Telegraph and back then 8X100-meter barefoot striders. I actually like striders. 

Saucony ProGrid Ride Miles: 5.00
Weight: 0.00
Total Distance
19.50

am--17.5 Ran w/ Bags from above Veyo to the N. Bluff chapel. It felt pretty good to get a long run in. Even though I don't always look forward to long runs, after I feel like poking my chest out and just nodding and saying, "I just ran 17.5 miles, suckas." I picked up the pace the last mile thanks to the little bottle of something special at mile 13ish. Oh and it was beautiful out. 

pm--2 more w/ the kids in Provo. 

Asics Gel Landreth 5 Miles: 17.50Brooks Axiom 3 Miles: 2.00
Weight: 0.00
Comments
From Holt on Fri, Sep 04, 2009 at 15:20:42 from 75.169.94.111

Nice struttin'!

From JamesH on Fri, Sep 04, 2009 at 21:38:16 from 74.211.22.194

Good run. I didnt realize that was you this morning.

Total Distance
3.75

pm--3.75 I chose to sleep in a little this morning and chaperon breakfast at the hotel. Spent a long day watching the team run well. Got home and went out for an steady, easy run up Lava Flow to Sunset, down Dixie Drive and back home on Country Lane. This was a good week and gives me a lot of confidence in my running going forward. 

Asics Gel Landreth 4 Miles: 3.75
Weight: 0.00
Total Distance
14.00

am--14 I ran 3 or 4 times at the PVXC run-a-thon at 3 or 4 miles a pop. Each chunk, except for the last 1 that I ran w/ my daughter--she ran a mile straight and is awesome--I hit 8:00/mile or below, and it felt comfy. It was a fun day, especially when friends and fam came to put in the miles in the midday sun. 

Asics Gel Landreth 4 Miles: 14.00
Weight: 0.00
Total Distance
10.00

am--4 Easy miles to run the tired out of my legs. It really feels like Fall is coming, temperature-wise.

pm--6 Warm-up and run over to Sunrise Tire hill. Up and down 4 times and back to the school. This is the first time that I have ever finished one of these big hill workouts. It actually felt pretty good.  

Asics Gel Cumulus 10 Miles: 6.00Brooks Axiom 3 Miles: 4.00
Weight: 0.00
Total Distance
14.75

am--6.25 A good run w/ neighbor Greg. We pushed it up some hills and took it easy on some flatland. We saw 2 skunks, and I had to take a pit stop. 

pm--.5 Warm-up, core and drills, and a long run in what still seems like the heat. The body was really feeling the miles this afternoon.

Asics Gel Stratus 2.1 Miles: 6.25Brooks Glycerin Miles: 8.50
Weight: 0.00
Comments
From Burt on Wed, Sep 09, 2009 at 20:53:57 from 68.76.197.194

So what was stinkier, the skunks or the pit stop?

From Vis on Thu, Sep 10, 2009 at 01:47:35 from 208.88.8.20

Probably the pit stop to an objective nose.

Total Distance
5.50

pm--5.5 Warm-up, core and drills w/ 4-mile run, and then barefoot striders. I still love striders. Hope the boys do well tomorrow. 

Saucony ProGrid Ride Miles: 4.50
Weight: 0.00
Total Distance
10.25

am--6.25 Had a tough time waking up but was all right once I got going. Once again, it felt like a Fall morning. I wish the afternoons would catch up. At first, the run felt labored, but then I was able to hit 2 nice tempo miles--7:3Xs--and bring it on home. 

pm--4 Warm-up and cool-down w/ the kids. On top of that the varsity boys made my day with a call saying, "We won! We won!" Coach and I have to be some of the luckiest guys ever to interact w/ these kids on a daily basis. What smart, hard-working, tough kids they are. Congratulations, guys. 

Asics Gel Stratus 2.1 Miles: 4.00Brooks Axiom 3 Miles: 6.25
Weight: 0.00
Comments
From AmberG on Fri, Sep 11, 2009 at 15:56:48 from 209.33.225.76

Hey, You are on the top mileage board!!!! Congrats:)

From Mike Warren on Sat, Sep 12, 2009 at 12:15:52 from 208.117.124.133

Great run, you are doing awesome! STG will be a very good day for you, SWEET!!

From Chandis on Sat, Sep 12, 2009 at 14:16:37 from 74.211.33.142

Coach you rock! And our varsity boys are amazing! Its all thanks to our amazing coaches!!!! It blows me away to think of how strong our program is and how strong its going to get!! Those younger kids are amazing!

Total Distance
26.25

am--20.25 A nice easy long run w/ Bags. Ran w/ just water and some water w/ some Magma Plus mixed in. No GU. The body was tired, but I was able to bring it down around marathon pace for the last 2 miles. All in all a good run. 

pm--6 2 things I have wanted to do are hit a marathon mileage day on a day other than marathon day and run 80 miles in a week. I was so close after this morning's run that I had to get out for 6 more. I feel lean and mean. 

Asics Gel Landreth 5 Miles: 20.25Brooks Axiom 3 Miles: 6.00
Weight: 0.00
Comments
From Mike Warren on Sat, Sep 12, 2009 at 12:29:02 from 208.117.124.133

Wow, your the man! Great job.

From Dustin on Sat, Sep 12, 2009 at 12:31:04 from 209.33.192.10

Great job this morning.

Total Distance
12.00

am--8 This morning w/ neighbor Greg. The body feels like pretty good even after a long week. 

pm--4 Warm-up and cool-down w/ the kids on repeat day. 

Asics Gel Stratus 2.1 Miles: 8.00Saucony ProGrid Ride Miles: 4.00
Weight: 0.00
Total Distance
4.50

pm--4.5 Tempo run w/ the kids. The tempo section was roughly 3 miles at 7:00/mile pace. I really like these runs. The kids work hard. 

Asics Gel Cumulus 10 Miles: 4.50
Weight: 0.00
Total Distance
15.25

am--6.25 A nice run through Sunbrook w/ neighbor Greg. Some chatting about politics and Spanish.

pm--9 Long run w/ 1 mile of barefoot striders afterwards. 

Asics Gel Landreth 4 Miles: 6.25Brooks Glycerin Miles: 8.00
Weight: 0.00
Total Distance
8.75

pm--4.5 Warm-up, core and drills, ran on the PV course, and finished w/ a mile of barefoot striders. 

4.25 w/ a few buddies on the Chuckawalla loop. Threw on the new clod hoppers that I got for Father's Day. They felt great. 

Saucony ProGrid Ride Miles: 3.50Brooks Cascadia 4 Miles: 4.25
Weight: 0.00
Total Distance
10.00

am--10 Had to get in a longer run this morning. It felt pretty good even though the legs were sore beforehand. 

Asics Gel Landreth 5 Miles: 10.00
Weight: 0.00
Total Distance
5.00

am--5 Easy run w/the girls in Salt Lake.

Brooks Axiom 3 Miles: 5.00
Weight: 0.00
Total Distance
14.25

am--7.75 Morning run w/ neighbor Greg. It started off slow and difficult, but then we got the pace up to at least Tinman for nearly 4 miles mixed throughout the run. 

pm--6.5 Warm-up, core, drills, and run up and over Foremaster. The days are becoming nicer. 

Asics Gel Stratus 2.1 Miles: 6.50Asics Gel Cumulus 10 Miles: 7.75
Weight: 0.00
Total Distance
5.75

pm--5.75 My first run this fall, and, boy, were the temps nice. Easy, light, smooth, fast. I also had a great time today, watching the duel at the PVXC course. It's one of my favorite races. Watching the boys run in the front as a group is AWESOME. The girls ran really well also. Inspiring kids, the lot of them. 

Asics Gel Landreth 4 Miles: 5.75
Weight: 0.00
Total Distance
10.75

am--6.25 Sunbrook run w/ neighbor Greg. It's really starting to feel like Fall. 

pm--4.5 Warm-up and cool-down w/ the team and one measly 800--3:00. I was huffing and puffing and blowing houses down after that one. 

Saucony ProGrid Ride Miles: 4.50Brooks Axiom 3 Miles: 6.25
Weight: 0.00
Comments
From Mike Warren on Thu, Sep 24, 2009 at 08:10:35 from 208.117.124.133

You sure look ready for SGM. I am very excited to see how it goes for you. Great job with all the training!

Total Distance
5.50

pm--5.5 An easy run w/ striders at the end. 

Brooks Glycerin Miles: 4.50
Weight: 0.00
Total Distance
4.75

am--4.75 A moderate-paced run on the Swiss Days course w/ neighbor Greg. We spoke Spanish the whole time. Que bueno. 

Asics Gel Landreth 5 Miles: 4.75
Weight: 0.00
Comments
From Mike Warren on Fri, Sep 25, 2009 at 09:54:19 from 208.117.124.133

I take it your running Swiss days? I will be there to cheer you on!

Race: 2009 Swiss Days 5k (3.09 Miles) 00:19:47, Place overall: 16, Place in age division: 5
Total Distance
9.00

am--5 I woke up and did a little warm-up before the race. The last few days my achilles has had a little ache in it, and I have been thinking back to my last 5k and how hard it is to keep the pedal to the floor for 3.1. So I wasn't sure that I was going for the mythical 20:00s. As I got to the race I was feeling pretty good, so I just went out and ran. 6:30 was my goal for the first mile. But race day got to me, and there were some good runners that I knew to pull me along. here are the splits:

1--6:19 Feeling pretty strong and going faster than expected. 

2--6:27 Starting to wonder what the heck I'm trying to do.

3--6:29 Trying to hold on by visualizing my lungs as a balloon being inflated.

.09--5:40 Dying to finish. At this point I knew I was going to make.

I'm very happy about the race. Talked to Scott Hughes and Amber after. They both ran nice PRs. Races like this are fun to really gauge the fitness level. Training w/ the kids has really helped me get better, especially mentally. Those kids are so mentally tough. This Saturday is a good one. Hopefully, next week will be the same.

 pm--4 Went out for an easy run on the Anasazi Trail w/ buddy Tom. It was a little hot out.

Asics Gel Speedstar Miles: 5.00Brooks Cascadia 4 Miles: 4.00
Weight: 0.00
Comments
From Chandis on Sat, Sep 26, 2009 at 13:22:26 from 74.211.33.142

NICE WORK COACH!!! Your amazingly fast! Keep being such a good example!

From Burt on Sat, Sep 26, 2009 at 20:59:08 from 98.167.151.26

Great job 'vis! Some day I'll get a sub 20.

From Sierra :) on Sat, Sep 26, 2009 at 21:33:21 from 209.33.250.234

GO COACH! Nice race and way to push it. I think we learn more from you! You're SO fast!

Total Distance
4.50

am--4.5 Easy w/ neighbor Greg. The calves are pretty tight from Saturday. I gave them the stick a few times and applied some Wintercrest. This week will be pretty laid back until Saturday. 

Asics Gel Landreth 4 Miles: 4.50
Weight: 0.00
Comments
From scotthughes on Mon, Sep 28, 2009 at 14:34:46 from 209.33.211.3

I hear ya. Calves were worse than I thought. Got a deep tissue massage this morning and it hurt like heck. Good luck on saturday! What is your goal?

From Vis on Mon, Sep 28, 2009 at 20:03:24 from 208.88.8.20

Scott, I'd love to roll in around 3:30ish. What about you?

From scotthughes on Mon, Sep 28, 2009 at 20:10:27 from 209.33.211.3

My BQ is 3:35 but I am shooting more like 3:25-3:30. My plan was for 3:30 until this weekend. I started thinking about going with what the body feels like till after Veyo and then settle in and try for some fairly even splits around 8:00 pace through Dammeron. After that the plan is to go with the body again and hopefully be able to bring the pace in a little stronger on the last 10K........Mainly I am hoping for 3:30. If the BQ was not so important I would give 3:15 a try because I know Mike Wareen and others are running as a group and I feel I could hold with them for most of the race but I don't want to do too much on the top end.

Total Distance
4.50

pm--4.5 Warm-up and dogpound w/ the kids. I didn't put in the A/T part today. Just trying to run every day and work out the little aches and pains. 

Brooks Glycerin Miles: 4.50
Weight: 0.00
Total Distance
3.00

am--3 Went out for a final early morning run before the marathon. I ran my old 3-mile loop. Tried to take it easy, but battling the wind made that almost impossible. 

Brooks Axiom 3 Miles: 3.00
Weight: 0.00
Comments
From Chandis on Thu, Oct 01, 2009 at 20:13:43 from 209.33.250.234

bahaha that wind was insane coach!! you should have come and done morning practice with you! Then we could have drafted off you!!!! :)

Total Distance
4.00

pm--4 New month. New mileage. Went w/ Tom from the Johnson's Arch trailhead up to Scout Cave and back. Twas a nice little trail run w/ a desert tortoise sighting. 

Brooks Cascadia 4 Miles: 4.00
Weight: 0.00
Comments
From Mike Warren on Fri, Oct 02, 2009 at 11:11:22 from 207.50.149.221

Good luck this weekend! After your Swiss Days race, I would think you could run with the 3:15 crowd. Very nice performance, you are getting fast my friend.

Race: St. George Marathon 2009 (26.2 Miles) 03:22:29
Total Distance
26.25

Well, this was a good one for me. I went into not dwelling on it but feeling confident w/ training and being comfortable w/ the course. I was originally shooting for 3:30:00, but a few things happened yesterday that changed that. 1) I decided to go w/ some lighter shoes that I had never run very long in, and 2) a few people convinced me that I was a lot closer to the 3:1x:00s than I thought. So I just went out according to the feel of the body and went w/ that the entire race. It's not that the stars aligned, but it was a better than average day. Here are my splits:

1--8:23

2--8:09

3--8:10

4--7:28

5--7:44

6--7:33

7--7:27

8--8:44 Veyo hill.

9--7:59

10--7:47

11--8:00

12--7:52

13--7:36

14--7:58

15--7:21

16--7:15

17--7:19

18--7:33

19--7:42

20--7:45

21--7:01 Lots of decline.

22--7:33

23--7:27

24--7:12

25--7:55

26--7:45

.2--1:52 (7:15)

I always wondered how people hit those later miles hard. Today, I just never really lost it. I enjoyed virtually every minute of the race. I feel a lot more confident that I have a 3:10:00 in me somewhere. Just need a good year of training to dig it out. Thanks to Cass and Tanner, Dallen and Nate, Some lady from Atlanta, Scott Hughes, and The Beast for the great company.

Brooks Axiom 3 Miles: 26.25
Weight: 0.00
Comments
From Kelli on Sat, Oct 03, 2009 at 23:01:06 from 75.162.136.134

You for sure have a 3:10 in oyu! Glad to hear you had a strong race and a GOOD DAY, that is always pleasant on race day! You did great.

From JeffG on Sat, Oct 03, 2009 at 23:09:31 from 208.117.127.239

Great race Travis. I'm jeleous of your negative split, well done.

From Vis on Sat, Oct 03, 2009 at 23:12:28 from 208.88.8.20

Thanks, Jeff. Are we going to do this BQ thing together next year, or what? Who knows what you'll be up to w/ all your exciting life events.

From Sierra :) on Sat, Oct 03, 2009 at 23:25:38 from 209.33.250.234

Holy smokey coach what an awesome, awesome race for you! All your splits look strong and consistent. Way to go!

From Mike Warren on Sat, Oct 03, 2009 at 23:36:12 from 208.117.124.133

Very impressive splits! You ran a smart race my friend. Very happy you had a great day. You worked your butt off and it's paying off, SWEET!!

From The Beast on Sun, Oct 04, 2009 at 02:09:37 from 74.211.17.81

Good job Coach! I wished I could have stayed with you longer because you got me going again. I probably would have walked the rest of way without your help.

From Holt on Sun, Oct 04, 2009 at 11:53:39 from 75.169.74.94

Way to believe in yourself! When you were asking me what I thought you could do, I could tell you wanted and knew that a big PR was coming! It is so much more fun when you are able to finish it off like that. Well, take a few well deserved weeks off now, and then we'll go hit the trail!

From JamesH on Sun, Oct 04, 2009 at 12:12:27 from 74.211.22.194

Great job Travis!! Nothing like being able to enjoy a race and do well at the same time. Congrats.

From Superfly on Sun, Oct 04, 2009 at 13:35:51 from 208.117.127.110

Way to run and have a good day out on the course. You've trained hard and it paid off.

From Chandis on Sun, Oct 04, 2009 at 18:41:05 from 74.211.33.142

AWESOME JOB COACH! You have put new found Glory in the Coach Roberts shuffle! Ha just kidding but really! You have accomplished so much and you continue to get better and better! I can't wait to see you go sub 3:00. You inspire me. Keep being the awesome coach and runner!

From RivertonPaul on Sun, Oct 04, 2009 at 18:59:48 from 75.169.4.137

Keep up the great progress. Way to go.

From Vis on Sun, Oct 04, 2009 at 22:21:15 from 208.88.8.20

Thanks everyone for the support. It's was a great experience to see everyone out there participating one way or another--volunteers, runners, etc. Running is a real community builder.

From scotthughes on Mon, Oct 05, 2009 at 08:11:38 from 209.33.211.3

That is so awesome! I really wanted to stay with you and finish but the stupid cramps hit me and that is all she wrote. I am so impressed, you looked very strong when we were running together.....you rocked it...congrats! When we were talking I as feeling like 3:25-3:30 were in the bag and you proved that to be correct.

From AmberG on Mon, Oct 05, 2009 at 23:29:28 from 209.33.225.92

Nice Job!!!! I hadn't heard yet what you came in at and that is amazing! How fun that you have so many family members and friends that run it too! Way to beat your goal . . .you for sure can get a 3:10!!!

From Chandis on Tue, Oct 06, 2009 at 19:59:46 from 74.211.33.142

This is the only post you have that I can comment on!! haha But your right! Are you aloud to participate in sports if you fail a grade and are held back!!?? haha just kidding :) I gotta do what I can this season! Its all or nothing right?? "Easy lies, look fast" as a wise man once said!

Total Distance
4.00

pm--4 Warm-up and Cool-down w/ the XC kids. Legs are still a little tight.

Asics Gel Cumulus 10 Miles: 4.00
Weight: 0.00
Comments
From Sierra :) on Thu, Oct 08, 2009 at 20:42:20 from 209.33.250.234

I bet you still have sore legs! Talk about a PR coach! Thanks for running with us today, it's always loads of fun!!!

Total Distance
5.00

pm--5 Bombed out on the kids, helping students try to get in their end-of-quarter repentance. But then came home and ran up on the heights. The legs felt better. As of right now, no IT issues. I'll keep stretching and hope to avoid that post-marathon ache. Going to try to get out on the trail  a little tomorrow. 

Asics Gel Stratus 2.1 Miles: 5.00
Weight: 0.00
Total Distance
5.50

pm--5.5 Barrel Roll and Sidewinder w/ Tom, talking geology and mysticism and trying to dodge bullets. A lot of people out killing rocks today. Wore my IT brace for safe measure. The body's holding up. 

Brooks Cascadia 4 Miles: 5.50
Weight: 0.00
Total Distance
5.00

pm--5 miles w/ the JV kids. Some parts of my body want to have a lingering pain, but, as of now, they don't. 

Asics Gel Landreth 5 Miles: 5.00
Weight: 0.00
Total Distance
4.00

am--4 morning run w/ neighbor Greg. Did the Albertson's loop.

Asics Gel Cumulus 10 Miles: 4.00
Weight: 0.00
Total Distance
3.50

pm--3.5 Sockless miles in the dirt w/ Tom on the Lower Graveyard Loop.

NB 790 Miles: 3.50
Weight: 0.00
Race: Grand Canyon Rim-to-Rim (23 Miles) 06:05:00
Total Distance
23.00

am--23 Ok, it wasn't a race, but it was an accomplishment, and recording it as a race is my way of bookmarking it for the future. 

We started at the North Rim about 15 after 6 in the morning. The temps were in the high 20s-low 30s. I was wearing shorts, a shirt, and a light running pull-over. It was cold standing there, but I didn't think about the temps for one second after I started running. I had a headlamp on and just went for it down the trail. In the dark, as the dust starts kicking up, you kind of lose some depth perception and have to be very aware of where you're sticking your feet.

About 7 miles down, the trail starts to level off. The running is amazing. I felt great. I passed some campers and hikers, and they cheered me on. I reached Phantom Ranch--14 miles in--in roughly 2:30. Pretty good pace for me on the trails. I had eaten some Gus, a PBJ, and an Endurolyte or 2. I finished off a water bottle, drank about half of my chia fresca, and drank another bottle of water before filling it up again. Then I ran on down to the bridge.

I walked across the bridge because the Colorado is amazing. What a sight this canyon must have been for old one arm. When I hit the other side of the river, I got into the deep sand and ended up logjambed behind a mule train. I followed them at a speedy hike for about 2 miles. They finally pulled over for a view, and I passed. Just in time to hit the Devil's Corkscrew. Now the climbing began. There wasn't much "running" after this. The elevation gain in about 5-6 miles is over 4,000 feet. I did some hard hiking, just trying to keep the legs going. I stopped a few times for Gu and my last PBJ. I finished off the chia fresca and kept going. This is the most soul-crushing part of the trail. I downed a few more Endurolytes going up and kept on trucking. I was passing people, but something inside me was disappointed that I couldn't go faster. To put this part of the trail into perspective, it's like tackling hundreds of stadiums after roughly 18 miles of running. Anyway, I made it without anyone ever passing me--besides the 2 hikers from the Northwest, whom I caught right before the finish--and limped up out of the canyon at 20 after 12--6:05:00 minutes later. I headed straight to the food and got me a hot dog and a soda and sat down to eat before I called my ride.

The rim-to-rim is quite the experience. To date it is the hardest thing, physically, that I have ever done in my life. Don't underestimate the canyon. Nonetheless, one day it would be cool to go rim-to-rim and then head back the way I came. For now I'll leave that up to those with ultra legs.

PS--Crockett's R2R2R report was very interesting to read the night before diving head first into this adventure. If you google "running rim to rim," it's the first link that comes up.

Brooks Cascadia 4 Miles: 23.00
Weight: 0.00
Comments
From Bonnie on Sat, Oct 17, 2009 at 18:42:56 from 24.121.241.253

What a wonderful experience!! I wish we had known you were going to do this -- we might have run part of it with you!

Congratulations on a huge accomplishment!

From Jon on Sat, Oct 17, 2009 at 19:09:44 from 75.169.159.133

Congrats! That is a big accomplishment and sounds like lots of fun. Certainly deserving of a race report.

I've never done that, but might to R2R2R with Davy next month- crazy.

From RAD on Sat, Oct 17, 2009 at 19:52:30 from 76.27.12.70

okay, I was just looking over race reports and yours caught my eye - obviously! What an amazing accomplishment. Before my running days I trained and hiked R2R (but opposite your way) with my FIL and SIL. It took us over 12 hours, along the way people were talking about how there is a R2R marathon and people run it off time as well. I was in complete awe! Even though I now have 3 marathons under my belt - I am still in complete awe!!

Your statement of 'don't underestimate the canyon' is exactly right, those last 5-6 miles are BRUTAL, and I wasn't trying to keep it fast.

GREAT job on the accomplishment and in 6 hours? Amazed! It probably would've been under that if it wasn't for the darn mule train!! CONGRATS!!!!

From Vis on Sat, Oct 17, 2009 at 23:57:10 from 208.88.8.20

Bonnie--It would have been great to have a little more company.

Jon--The R2R2R seems extremely crazy, but Davy would be the guy to do it with. Plus, you seem to be in great shape. You would probably fare a lot better than I.

RAD--It's nice to have someone verify the intensity of the trail. Even though it wasn't quite marathon distance, it was more difficult and, on top of that, probably more like something that you might check off of a list of things to do at least once in a lifetime.

From Chandis on Sun, Oct 18, 2009 at 16:06:23 from 74.211.33.142

Wow coach your amazing!! I couldn't even imagine how tough just hiking that thing is let alone running it!!! You accomplished something that many people only wish they could but aren't physically capable... I remember last year you were saying something about "all those hard core runners" ha you are one of them now and there is no going back..

Thanks for the comments about the region race. I'm sad it didn't work out how I wanted but you were right and there is something to learn from every race... Like you can't race to well with the flu :) but I still have track and than after that I hope to run into you out on those marathons.. Thanks for being such an inspiration coach:)

From Vis on Sun, Oct 18, 2009 at 17:51:15 from 208.88.8.20

Thanks, Chandis. You guys have helped me tremendously as a runner. I just hope you are able to transfer your love of running beyond XC and track. Who knows, maybe someday you'll be idiotic enough to run a marathon or an ultra or even an Ironman.

Total Distance
5.00

pm--5 Easy miles to shake out the legs. The pace was slow, and the pain was good. 

Asics Gel Cumulus 10 Miles: 5.00
Weight: 0.00
Total Distance
4.50

pm--4.5 Slow easy miles w/ my mom. I had to get a little run in today between grading papers and getting family pictures. The legs are still pretty sore. I think this week will be pretty conservative. 

Asics Gel Landreth 4 Miles: 4.50
Weight: 0.00
Total Distance
2.50

pm--2.5 easy miles w/ the kids the day before state.

Asics Gel Stratus 2.1 Miles: 2.50
Weight: 0.00
Total Distance
8.00

pm--8 Easy, wonderful miles to remind me of why I love running. Had a little Neil Young on the iPod.

Asics Gel Stratus 2.1 Miles: 8.00
Weight: 0.00
Total Distance
8.25

pm--8.25 Sockless miles w/ Tom on the Cove Wash West trail. We ran out to the edge of the mesa to take in the view. I love the chilly pockets at dusk.

NB 790 Miles: 8.25
Weight: 0.00
Total Distance
10.00

am--10 Moderate 10-miler up through Ivins and back down through Santa Clara. I saw my mom and her running partner a few times. These last 3 days have felt pretty good. 

Asics Gel Cumulus 10 Miles: 10.00
Weight: 0.00
Total Distance
6.00

pm--6 A loop down around Valley View. The legs and lungs were laboring today. 

Brooks Glycerin Miles: 6.00
Weight: 0.00
Total Distance
4.25

pm--4.25 Went up behind the Sugar Loaf and ran T-Bone Trail w/ Tom. The wind was brisk. 

Brooks Cascadia 4 Miles: 4.25
Weight: 0.00
Total Distance
6.50

pm--6.5 Threw on a half zip and headed out. The weather was chilly. The lucky marathon shoes were great. And the pace was nice. What I can't figure out is why, at times, particularly on the trails, I seem to struggle w/ a consistent pace, but I get out on the road and the body takes off. 

Brooks Axiom 3 Miles: 6.50
Weight: 0.00
Total Distance
5.00

pm--5 Sockless miles on the Ghost trail w/ Tom. Pretty much perfect. 

NB 790 Miles: 5.00
Weight: 0.00
Total Distance
6.25

am--6.25 Up to the ball fields and around w/ neighbor Greg. I hit my goal for the year today--2,000 miles. OOAAHH!

Asics Gel Landreth 4 Miles: 6.25
Weight: 0.00
Comments
From scotthughes on Sat, Oct 31, 2009 at 13:03:04 from 209.33.211.3

Congrats on the goal. I am right behind you.....

Total Distance
18.25

am--12 Went out through Green Valley, looped around, and ran up the bike path to The Canyons. There was a fair amount of incline in this run, which felt pretty good. I took this run easy except for miles 9, 10, and 11. The first 2 were in the mid 7s, and the last was right around 7. It's nice to get out and get a long run in. Happy Samhain.

pm--6.25 Tom called, so we went up and over Land Hill and back again. It makes for about 600' of elevation gain, not tons but fun. Another sockless run. 

Asics Gel Landreth 5 Miles: 12.00NB 790 Miles: 6.25
Weight: 0.00
Comments
From Holts boy(Austin on Sat, Oct 31, 2009 at 14:11:48 from 71.219.135.217

Nice!! Sounds like a fun run! im getting board of all my runs over here. you need to show me some loops out in green springs. Its good to see your training is going well. :)

Total Distance
13.00

am--6.25 An early morning run w/ neighbor Greg. He wanted to bust it the last 1.5, so we did. It felt pretty good. I'll call it a tempo mile. 

pm--6.25 A run up and around the old Swiss Days course w/ an extension. It was one of those runs when I had my mind on other things. That's why running is so good for me. I'm able to work through things and reflect.

Asics Gel Stratus 2.1 Miles: 6.25Brooks Glycerin Miles: 6.25
Weight: 0.00
Total Distance
6.00

pm--6 Up around the ball fields after P/T conferences. The pace felt good, and the weather was great. Love the full moon.

Asics Gel Landreth 5 Miles: 6.00
Weight: 0.00
Total Distance
8.00

am--4 Easy loop into Green Valley w/ neighbor Greg and Dennis. Perhaps I'll get out later as well. 

pm--4 After P/T conferences went down into Stonebridge and back home. 

Asics Gel Cumulus 10 Miles: 4.00Brooks Axiom 3 Miles: 4.00
Weight: 0.00
Total Distance
5.75

pm--5.75 Awesome sockless miles on the various Rim trails in the SCRR w/ Tom. One of the best trail runs I've been on. Great vistas. 

NB 790 Miles: 5.75
Weight: 0.00
Total Distance
11.75

am--6.25 Loop through Sunbrook w/ neighbor Greg.

pm--5.5 Brisk run down through Green Valley and back home. 

Asics Gel Landreth 4 Miles: 6.25Brooks Glycerin Miles: 5.50
Weight: 0.00
Comments
From Holts boy(Austin on Fri, Nov 06, 2009 at 22:08:26 from 71.219.135.217

K so 8 at the high school sounds sweet. Where we goin to run?

From Vis on Fri, Nov 06, 2009 at 22:09:46 from 208.88.8.20

Up towards Snow Canyon or sumthin.

From Holts boy(Austin on Fri, Nov 06, 2009 at 22:22:29 from 71.219.135.217

Aight! Sounds good! ill see ya there!

Total Distance
11.25

am--5.5 Went to meet up w/ Aussie but could never find him. It ended up being all right. Last night, someone called w/ a free number for the SC 5K, so I used it. Running under an assumed name, I wanted to get in a few MP miles. I wasn't excited about the run, but I ended up enjoying it. The course is an out-and-back on the old Swiss Days course.

pm--5.75 Barrel Roll Loop w/ Tom. He's turning into quite the runner. The run was great except for folks shooting guns in the general vicinity. 

Asics Gel Stratus 2.1 Miles: 5.50Brooks Cascadia 4 Miles: 5.75
Weight: 0.00
Total Distance
12.25

am--7 Moderate miles w/ neighbor Greg. Was finally a little chilly again. 

pm--5.25 The body felt like it needed a slow recovery run, so that's what I gave it. Loved the run tonight.

Asics Gel Landreth 5 Miles: 7.00Brooks Axiom 3 Miles: 5.25
Weight: 0.00
Total Distance
5.75

am--5.75 Sockless miles on the Barrel Roll w/ Tom. 

NB 790 Miles: 5.75
Weight: 0.00
Total Distance
6.25

am--6.25 Sunbrook loop w/ neighbor Greg.

Asics Gel Cumulus 10 Miles: 6.25
Weight: 0.00
Total Distance
4.00

pm--4 miles up and down Land Hill w/ Tom. It was slow going up, but he led on the way down. Our last mile was 7:32. Not bad for the trails. 

Brooks Cascadia 4 Miles: 4.00
Weight: 0.00
Total Distance
7.00

pm--7 Ran easy around the barrio. I've been feeling really fatigued the last few days. Even woke up this morning to run, but the body just wasn't feeling it. I must need some nice recovery. 

Asics Gel Landreth 4 Miles: 7.00
Weight: 0.00
Total Distance
11.00

am--11 This is my 1.5 hour run for the week. I went up into Ivins and back down by the Canyons. Saw a few bikers in the SHAC Tri. 

Brooks Glycerin Miles: 11.00
Weight: 0.00
Comments
From AmberG on Sat, Nov 14, 2009 at 12:03:42 from 64.255.89.47

I saw the bikers out as well, , , forgot about the SHAC tri, but now it's all making sense!

Nice morning huh? It was beautiful out after the rain through the night!

From Vis on Sat, Nov 14, 2009 at 12:49:46 from 208.88.8.20

'Twas a beautiful morning. I really love this time of year. It's when the running is stupendous.

Total Distance
12.50

am--6.25 A chilly run w/ neighbor Greg and Dennis into Sunbrook. Nice, easy pace.

pm--6.25 Up around the old Swiss Days course w/ 2. 5 tempo miles--7:05ish--thrown in. It feels good to open up a little bit on a run. Right now, I'm intrigued w/ the idea of tempo and speed work when the body needs it. I'd like to get to know how to get a feel for this.

Asics Gel Stratus 2.1 Miles: 6.25Asics Gel Cumulus 10 Miles: 6.25
Weight: 0.00
Total Distance
5.50

pm--5.5 Into Green Valley. I'll call this the Holy Hammer Loop. 

Asics Gel Landreth 4 Miles: 5.50
Weight: 0.00
Comments
From AmberG on Tue, Nov 17, 2009 at 21:29:53 from 64.255.89.47

So why is it the Holy Hammer run?

BTW I have tried spinach in my smoothies. . . you're right it is surprisingly good!!! Who knew? Just ask the Hunters about our green smoothies, , , ask Craig specifically :)

From Vis on Wed, Nov 18, 2009 at 09:43:58 from 204.113.55.59

I call it the Holy Hammer run because it goes by a church and the Hammer's subdivision. It probably sounds more like some wicked fast tempo run or something. Maybe I shouldn't have told you. Keep it mysterious. With the shakes, is there any other crazy ingredient you like to put in them?

Total Distance
10.25

am--5.25 No one showed up to run in the barrio, so I went on my own up to the Canyons and back. 

pm--5 Hit the Rim Runs in the SCRR w/ Tom. Sockless miles.

Brooks Glycerin Miles: 5.25NB 790 Miles: 5.00
Weight: 0.00
Total Distance
3.00

pm--3 easy miles into Green Springs w/ the XC and track kids. Had a commitment later. 

Brooks Axiom 3 Miles: 3.00
Weight: 0.00
Comments
From Chandis on Fri, Nov 20, 2009 at 01:10:49 from 74.211.33.142

COACH! It was so fun running with you today! The team has missed you! You rock! :)

Total Distance
7.25

pm--7.25 Ran the Rock Writing Trail w/ Tom. Pretty good pace on the trail. We went from trail head to trail head, nearly 700' of elevation. Fun run. This week, on the other hand, found me fairly unmotivated. I don't know why. We'll see how next week goes. On a good note, ran some sockless miles in the 100s--pretty sweet shoes. Had a few rubs from seams, but the feet will get used to them. They're great for the trails. 

NB MT100 Miles: 7.25
Weight: 0.00
Total Distance
12.25

am--5 Easy around Green Valley w/ Dennis and neighbor Greg. The blisters hurt at first but then fade away. 

pm--7.25 A good run up to the Canyons and back home. Perfect temps. The blisters were all right. The left leg has a little twinge. 

Asics Gel Cumulus 10 Miles: 7.25Brooks Glycerin Miles: 5.00
Weight: 0.00
Total Distance
8.50

pm--8.5 Looped through Green Valley, down to Plant World, and back home. Kept it at a moderate to easy pace. The run felt great. It's just what I needed. 

Asics Gel Stratus 2.1 Miles: 8.50
Weight: 0.00
Total Distance
14.25

am--6.25 Up to the Canyons and back. It was chilly out, but I wore a shell jacket. It was almost too much. Listened to some of The Dead and The Band. Good company.

pm--8 Got some new shoes to try out and was just feeling it. So 3 miles into the run I hit 2 MP miles--7:13 and 6:57. Jogged another mile and then threw in what was close to an HMP mile--6:43. The AP for the whole run was 7:38. Felt great to stretch the legs a bit.

Brooks Glycerin Miles: 6.25Brooks Summon Miles: 8.00
Weight: 0.00
Comments
From Chandis on Wed, Nov 25, 2009 at 13:08:04 from 204.113.55.41

DID YOU RUN WITH MUSIC!?!?!?!

From Vis on Wed, Nov 25, 2009 at 16:40:16 from 208.88.8.21

Yeah. It's cold and lonely in the morning.

From Chandis on Thu, Nov 26, 2009 at 01:41:54 from 74.211.94.30

ahh don't go to the dark side coach! Just teasing :)

But I'm guessing the AP stands for average pace.. but what is the MP and HMP?? just wondering? :)

From Vis on Thu, Nov 26, 2009 at 11:46:30 from 64.255.93.37

Marathon pace and Half-marathon pace.

Total Distance
8.25

am--8.25 A nice run up on to the Heights and out to the old highway and back before we head up north. Happy Thanksgiving.

A few things I'm thankful:

Family

Learning

Career

Running

Cosmological phenomena

Brooks Summon Miles: 8.25
Weight: 0.00
Total Distance
7.00

am--7 An easy run w/ my sis-in-law on the Provo River Trail.

Brooks Summon Miles: 7.00
Weight: 0.00
Total Distance
3.00

am--3 Family turkey trot w/ the in-laws, but, apparently, I was the only 1 running. A cruiser on the PRT. 

Brooks Summon Miles: 3.00
Weight: 0.00
Comments
From Burt on Sat, Nov 28, 2009 at 23:25:50 from 98.177.216.165

I hope you lapped them twice.

Total Distance
10.00

pm--10 I really didn't feel like running yesterday, so I didn't. In fact, in some ways, I feel like the body could use a few days off. Nonetheless, I've got some shoes that need 25+ miles this week. So I head on my reverse loop around Clary and added a jaunt up to the Canyons. I only planned on 8 but kept going. 

Brooks Summon Miles: 10.00
Weight: 0.00
Total Distance
6.25

am--6.25 Sunbrook loop w/ neighbor Greg. I feel like I might be getting the gamboo.

Brooks Summon Miles: 6.25
Weight: 0.00
Total Distance
8.25

pm--8.25 I'm still feeling a little sick, but I got out anyway. It is cold out. I went into Green Valley, to Plant World, and back. 

Brooks Summon Miles: 8.25
Weight: 0.00
Total Distance
7.00

pm--7 Ran up into the desert and back w/ XC kids. I feel like my fitness is increasing, and I'm able to feel good running w/ those guys. Great runners.

Brooks Summon Miles: 7.00
Weight: 0.00
Comments
From Holts boy(Austin on Sat, Dec 05, 2009 at 01:54:24 from 71.219.141.149

Ya! Ill be there!

Total Distance
11.50

am--11.5 Ran up to the high school to meet Aussie and run an easy 10. It was a fun run up into Ivins and around Santa Clara. Saw some of the Expedition St. George folks out. Hope they ran well on a brisk morning. Got the miles I needed to on the shoes--close to 70. 

Brooks Summon Miles: 11.50
Weight: 0.00
Total Distance
4.25

pm--4.25 What a big week? Today was the only day that I ran this week, and I really don't feel that bad about it. My body was needing a little break. Now, I feel like I need to change some things because I want to start kicking the training up a notch. We'll see what the next few weeks have to bring and start assessing from there. 

Brooks Glycerin Miles: 4.25
Weight: 0.00
Total Distance
6.25

am--6.25 Got this week off to a good start w/ neighbor Greg on the Sunbrook loop.

Brooks Glycerin Miles: 6.25
Weight: 0.00
Total Distance
6.00

pm--6 I just went out to see if I still like running. After 3 miles I decided to hit it a little harder and ran 7x1 min. fartleks at 5K pace w/ 1 min. jog in between. It felt great. I'd like to hit some kind of run like this every week. Of course, I should truly double the reps. I think I still like running. 

Brooks Axiom 3 Miles: 6.00
Weight: 0.00
Comments
From Samantha Dean-Howard on Wed, Dec 16, 2009 at 06:19:44 from 78.32.130.9

Wow Vis, I am glad you still like running, everyone goes through a period like this, work through it as its worth it to keep some fitness.......

I live to run cos I love to run :-)

Total Distance
11.00

am--3.5 A quick jaunt w/ neighbor Greg. He had to be somewhere, and I could definitely use some time to work.

pm--7.5 A run not much else. The legs are tired.  It must be some kind of a funk.

Asics Gel Landreth 4 Miles: 7.50Asics Gel Stratus 2.1 Miles: 3.50
Weight: 0.00
Total Distance
6.25

pm--6.25 Got out on the Anasazi Trail w/ Tom to decompress after a few action-packed days. I love the easy, light, smooth stuff on the trails. That's truly the way to fall in love w/ running again. 

NB MT100 Miles: 6.25
Weight: 0.00
Total Distance
7.25

pm--7.25 Farted around, sockless, on the Barrel Roll and Sidewinder trails. Once again, the dirt makes running fun. 

NB 790 Miles: 7.25
Weight: 0.00
Comments
From The Beast on Sun, Dec 20, 2009 at 20:23:55 from 74.211.17.81

Thanks Coach. I will probably stop by and run with you guys in January sometime.

Total Distance
4.25

am--4.25 Ran up to the SC track to meet some family and get in a few miles. These past few weeks running has been a struggle, except out on the trails. On top of that, I've had a pretty bad head and chest cold, so things have slowed down quite a bit running-wise. I really need a proximal goal. Maybe Painter's. I'll have to sign up. 

Asics Gel Landreth 5 Miles: 4.25
Weight: 0.00
Comments
From Holt on Sat, Dec 26, 2009 at 21:48:06 from 71.213.42.53

You too.

Get feeling better.

From Holts boy(Austin on Sun, Dec 27, 2009 at 13:51:13 from 71.219.147.21

HEY!!! Hoped you enjoyed your christmas! Want to do that run we did a while back with the boys on tuesday?? Ill Check my blog every time i can to check if were gunna do it. But plan on 9AM Snow Canyon High School. Tuesday. And on monday Meet at Pine View High 9am and we will do a 11 that i made up. It goes all around washington feilds, pretty fun run. And if you dont feel your ready for that kind of milage, just come run with us for as long as you can. See ya there buddy!

Total Distance
3.00

am--3 I'm in Oceanside, so I ran along the road closest to the beach only because the tide was high. I might wait a little longer tomorrow. The beach looks a good running surface. 

NB MT100 Miles: 3.00
Weight: 0.00
Comments
From Burt on Wed, Dec 30, 2009 at 11:44:27 from 206.19.214.144

lucky.

Total Distance
3.50

am--3.5 Sockless miles on the beach as the tide went out. I'm stilling trying to break in / get used to these NB 100s. I feel like I have a pretty efficient running style. Now I just need to build up the miles again. 

NB MT100 Miles: 3.50
Weight: 0.00
Total Distance
0.00

This is, I believe, the first 0-mile day that I've posted, but I had to record a few thoughts. I ran my 1st and 2nd marathons this year, my 1st and 2nd 10Ks, and had some great PRs. I've run in some great places--Wisconsin, the beach, and the desert of Southern Utah. I look forward to improving next year, try some new things as far as running goes, and continue to enjoy it. Thanks to all of those who have been an inspiration--Dave, James H, Scott, Mike, Burt, Amber, Aubree, Craig, the PVXC kids, my in-laws, and, most importantly, my 3 girls. Now for that last Monster. 

Weight: 0.00
Total Distance
2307.00
Asics Gel Stratus 2.1 Miles: 320.00Nike Zoom Hayward 3 + Miles: 126.75Asics Gel Landreth 4 Miles: 294.25Asics Gel Cumulus 10 Miles: 320.75Asics Gel Landreth 5 Miles: 314.50Asics Gel Speedstar Miles: 43.25Mizuno WaveRider 12 Miles: 95.25Saucony ProGrid Ride Miles: 152.00Brooks Glycerin Miles: 290.50Brooks Axiom 3 Miles: 141.50Brooks Cascadia 4 Miles: 54.75NB 790 Miles: 46.75NB MT100 Miles: 20.00Brooks Summon Miles: 69.25
Weight: 0.00
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