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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.

Russian champion tries Crocs, commits to racing a marathon in them

Nikolay Chavkin in the video below did 3x1000, first two in Adidas carbon-fiber models, the last one in Crocs. Surprised by the result (2:52, 2:52, 2:50) with the fastest interval done in Crocs, he committed to racing a marathon in Crocs if the video gets 42K likes and 195 comments (for 42 km 195 m, the marathon distance). Nikolay's current marathon PR is 2:14:00. The video was created by a Russian sporting goods store chain. Their moto is "more sports - brighter life", which we think is wonderful, and also deserves a Like. If you want to see a fast marathon in Crocs, go to the video and click the Like button. And make sure to share it with your friends.

Miles:This week: 5.75 Month: 150.00 Year: 1373.75
NB 790 (Feb. 2015) Lifetime Miles: 424.75
Altra Lone Peak 2.5 Lifetime Miles: 246.75
NB 1400 Lifetime Miles: 260.50
Nike LunarEpic Lifetime Miles: 553.00
Hoka Clayton Lifetime Miles: 376.00
Nike Lunar Epic Oct. 2017 Lifetime Miles: 525.76
Nike Vomero NXR '17 Lifetime Miles: 524.25
Nike Pegasus 34 Lifetime Miles: 470.25
INOV8 F-Lite 195 Lifetime Miles: 335.75
Hoka Clifton 6 Lifetime Miles: 226.50
Bike Miles Lifetime Miles: 88.50
Erg Ks Lifetime Miles: 3.00
Hoka Speedgoat 4 Lifetime Miles: 303.25
STB Lifetime Miles: 248.00
Nike LunarEpic 2 Lifetime Miles: 127.75
Brooks L5 Lifetime Miles: 262.75
Desert Canyons Lifetime Miles: 86.00
Books 2021 Lifetime Miles: 39.00
2021 Trail Runs Lifetime Miles: 111.00
PV Speedgoat 4 Lifetime Miles: 53.75
Brooks Launch 5 Lifetime Miles: 51.00
Brooks L6 Lifetime Miles: 168.50
ASICS Cumulus 23 Lifetime Miles: 12.50
Total Distance
1373.75
Nike LunarEpic Miles: 49.00Hoka Speedgoat 4 Miles: 136.002021 Trail Runs Miles: 111.00Nike Lunar Epic Oct. 2017 Miles: 43.25INOV8 F-Lite 195 Miles: 156.25Hoka Clayton Miles: 102.50Hoka Clifton 6 Miles: 117.75Brooks L5 Miles: 74.50Nike LunarEpic 2 Miles: 64.50NB 790 (Feb. 2015) Miles: 153.50Desert Canyons Miles: 31.50STB Miles: 16.50Books 2021 Miles: 39.00Nike Vomero NXR '17 Miles: 37.75Bike Miles Miles: 10.00Nike Pegasus 34 Miles: 50.00PV Speedgoat 4 Miles: 53.75NB 1400 Miles: 10.00Brooks Launch 5 Miles: 51.00Brooks L6 Miles: 168.50ASICS Cumulus 23 Miles: 12.50
Weight: 0.00
Total Distance
4.00

pm--4 Easy miles, listening to some Madvillain. I'm starting the year how I start most runs just working into it. 
 

Last year was one of my lowest mileage years since I began tracking mileage. Nonetheless, I finished the year w/ my biggest month in 2 years. Also, way more trail running. Feels like that helps keep a body healthy. 

 

Nike LunarEpic Miles: 4.00
Weight: 0.00
Total Distance
6.00

am--6 Anasazi but not quite to the homestead. I'm not sure what kind of running goals I have this year. Maybe, something like an average of 5 miles a day throughout the year. I'd also like to have over 100 days on the trails. I've loved the dirt these last 9 months.

Hoka Speedgoat 4 Miles: 6.002021 Trail Runs Miles: 1.00
Weight: 0.00
Total Distance
3.00

pm--3 Just tried to keep the ball rolling today. 

Nike Lunar Epic Oct. 2017 Miles: 3.00
Weight: 0.00
Total Distance
7.00

pm--7 Anasazi, basically, from trailhead-to-trailhead. First day back w/ kids at school. ''Twas good.

INOV8 F-Lite 195 Miles: 7.002021 Trail Runs Miles: 1.00
Weight: 0.00
Total Distance
6.00

pm--6 Barrel Roll w/ Elusion belt x 2. Good run w/ some okay climbing. My lower hammy has felt a bit funky the last few days, but the trails seem to mitigate any irritation.

Hoka Clayton Miles: 6.002021 Trail Runs Miles: 1.00
Weight: 0.00
Total Distance
4.00

pm--4 Some easy running in the evening.

Hoka Clifton 6 Miles: 4.00
Weight: 0.00
Total Distance
6.00

am--6 Up past the high school and around by the old race track. Showing some motivation the last 2 days.

Brooks L5 Miles: 6.00
Weight: 0.00
Total Distance
5.00

pm--5 Heights loop w/ my neighbor. He was nice enough to let me chat most of the time about Philip K. Dick and his short stories.

Nike LunarEpic 2 Miles: 5.00
Weight: 0.00
Total Distance
6.25

pm--6.25 Anasazi to the homestead. Decent run. Seems like my body handles climbing on the trails much better 2-3 days in a row than after a 4-5 day break.

Hoka Speedgoat 4 Miles: 6.252021 Trail Runs Miles: 1.00
Weight: 0.00
Total Distance
3.75

pm--3.75 Some easy stuff in the evening. Sometimes, it seems like life doesn't want me running.

Hoka Clifton 6 Miles: 3.75
Weight: 0.00
Total Distance
7.00

pm--7 Rim Trails. Hit up my fav trails on my bday. Solo run--decent company most days. Lots of folks asked me if I'd do anything special for the day, and I realized my life is pretty good when all I want to do for the day is work, run, read, and hang w/ the fam. 

INOV8 F-Lite 195 Miles: 7.002021 Trail Runs Miles: 1.00
Weight: 0.00
Total Distance
7.00

pm--7 Anasazi to the mesquite tree and back. Have it a decent push--~8 effort--and felt pretty good. 

Hoka Clayton Miles: 7.002021 Trail Runs Miles: 1.00
Weight: 0.00
Total Distance
6.00

am--6 Early run around the neighborhood w/ about 15 minutes of easy tempo at the end. In another note, I've been in the mood for Neil Young lately.

Nike LunarEpic Miles: 6.00
Weight: 0.00
Comments
From Rob Murphy on Sat, Jan 16, 2021 at 08:25:44 from 67.177.30.39

With Neil's music, you can be in a lot of moods and be in the mood for Neil Young.

From Vis on Sat, Jan 16, 2021 at 13:42:02 from 174.204.56.227

Right now, itís the ditch trilogy, so my mood must be anger, death, and hard drugs. :)

From Eugene on Sat, Jan 16, 2021 at 17:09:32 from 174.223.133.178

my kind of mood!

Total Distance
7.50

pm--7.5 Anasazi w/ Chipmunk and Cholla excursions. I felt good today. Beautiful day all around.

NB 790 (Feb. 2015) Miles: 7.502021 Trail Runs Miles: 1.00
Weight: 0.00
Total Distance
5.00

pm--5 Anasazi to the creosote. Another trail run but on limited time. I remembered, while running, that I passed a group of kids--mountain bike team?--and overheard them speculating about my age. Made me chuckle. The bit I heard was "not 30, closer to 50." 

Hoka Speedgoat 4 Miles: 5.002021 Trail Runs Miles: 1.00
Weight: 0.00
Total Distance
6.00

pm--6 Barrel Roll w/ elusion x 2. Good run.

INOV8 F-Lite 195 Miles: 6.002021 Trail Runs Miles: 1.00
Weight: 0.00
Total Distance
4.50

pm--4.5 Had to talk myself into it this evening, but I ran. Life is coming around.

Nike LunarEpic 2 Miles: 4.50
Weight: 0.00
Total Distance
6.50

am--6.5 Caught up w/ Tom on Anasazi and chatted about the draw of music.

Desert Canyons Miles: 6.502021 Trail Runs Miles: 1.00
Weight: 0.00
Total Distance
3.50

pm--3.5 Some easy miles to start off the week and keep the ball rolling slowly. 

STB Miles: 3.50
Weight: 0.00
Total Distance
8.25

pm--8.25 Anasazi w/ an extension here and there. 

I also finished The Great Gatsby again. Nice writing, but I'm crawling farther into the sci-fi rabbit hole. 

Hoka Clayton Miles: 8.25Books 2021 Miles: 1.002021 Trail Runs Miles: 1.00
Weight: 0.00
Total Distance
6.25

pm--6.25 Anasazi w/ the chipmunk extension. The cold makes the desert look so crisp.

NB 790 (Feb. 2015) Miles: 6.252021 Trail Runs Miles: 1.00
Weight: 0.00
Total Distance
8.00

pm--8 Barrel Roll from below. There's a pretty good amount of climbing on this run, and I wasn't necessarily feeling it today. Nonetheless, I persevered. 
 

I finished Paycheck and Other Classic Stories by Philip K. Dick. The stories are thought-provoking with humanity at a premium. He's quickly becoming one of my favorites. Seems like I like sci-fi more than I ever thought.

Hoka Speedgoat 4 Miles: 8.00Books 2021 Miles: 1.002021 Trail Runs Miles: 1.00
Weight: 0.00
Total Distance
4.50

pm--4.5 Just a run, experimenting w/ how I feel while exercising w/ the sniffles. 
 

I finished Vineland by Thomas Pynchon. His books are wacky and paranoid and full of conspiracies. This one was neither hit nor miss for me.

Brooks L5 Miles: 4.50Books 2021 Miles: 1.00
Weight: 0.00
Total Distance
6.50

pm--6.5 Anasazi to the end of the river view trail w/ the cholla extension. Saw some horsemen on the trail. My running this trail multiple times a week feels like me stamping my name on this trail in the midst of out-of-state encroachment.

INOV8 F-Lite 195 Miles: 6.502021 Trail Runs Miles: 1.00
Weight: 0.00
Comments
From Josh Decker on Sat, Jan 30, 2021 at 19:23:56 from 96.60.176.219

Travis trail it is! Or Roberts trail?

Total Distance
5.00

pm--5 Aerobic miles w/ Talking Heads. I have hair envy for David Byrne. 

Nike Vomero NXR '17 Miles: 5.00
Weight: 0.00
Total Distance
4.00

pm--4 Some more aerobic miles. Back's a bit tight for whatever reason.

Hoka Clifton 6 Miles: 4.00
Weight: 0.00
Total Distance
6.00

pm--6 Anasazi w/ the chipmunk extension. Back's feeling better.

Hoka Speedgoat 4 Miles: 6.002021 Trail Runs Miles: 1.00
Weight: 0.00
Total Distance
5.00

am--5 Up past the high school. Last week was a weird one in terms of running, so I felt a little sluggish this morning. It is good to get out early, though.

Hoka Clifton 6 Miles: 5.00
Weight: 0.00
Total Distance
5.00

pm--5 A run around the neighborhood w/ my neighbor. Trying to get back into the groove.

Brooks L5 Miles: 5.00
Weight: 0.00
Total Distance
6.25

pm--6.25 Anasazi to the homestead and back. Getting back into the groove. The weather is unbelievably wonderful right now.

Hoka Speedgoat 4 Miles: 6.252021 Trail Runs Miles: 1.00
Weight: 0.00
Total Distance
7.50

pm--7.5 Hit the hills--Anasazi w/ both Chipmunk and Cholla. Good sun, good run. As I drove around today, I wondered if it was a teacher workday because they needed parking at all of the local high schools for soccer tournaments.

NB 790 (Feb. 2015) Miles: 7.502021 Trail Runs Miles: 1.00
Weight: 0.00
Total Distance
7.00

pm--7 Rim Trails. The view was spectacular through my rose-tinted sunglasses.

INOV8 F-Lite 195 Miles: 7.002021 Trail Runs Miles: 1.00
Weight: 0.00
Total Distance
4.00

pm--4 Sunbrook and back w/ my neighbor.

Nike LunarEpic 2 Miles: 4.00
Weight: 0.00
Total Distance
6.00

pm--6 Anasazi basically to the homestead and back. It was chilly and windy, maybe 1 of 5 or 6 days that have felt like winter this year. 
 

I finished Their Eyes Were Watching God. What a great book. I love rereads.

Hoka Clayton Miles: 6.00Books 2021 Miles: 1.002021 Trail Runs Miles: 1.00
Weight: 0.00
Total Distance
6.00

am--6 Canyons and back. I felt sluggish but got moving okay by the end.

Hoka Clifton 6 Miles: 6.00
Weight: 0.00
Total Distance
4.00

am--4 Serenity and back. Took it easy and enjoyed the morning.

Nike LunarEpic Miles: 4.00
Weight: 0.00
Total Distance
6.50

am--10-mile bike ride w/ a buddy.

pm--6.5 Anasazi w/ Cholla extension. 

NB 790 (Feb. 2015) Miles: 6.50Bike Miles Miles: 10.002021 Trail Runs Miles: 1.00
Weight: 0.00
Total Distance
5.00

pm--5 Anasazi to the creosote after my booster.

Hoka Speedgoat 4 Miles: 5.002021 Trail Runs Miles: 1.00
Weight: 0.00
Total Distance
3.00

pm--3 Feeling just a bit off, so I went shorter. A run is a win today.

Nike Lunar Epic Oct. 2017 Miles: 3.00
Weight: 0.00
Total Distance
6.25

pm--6.25 Anasazi to the Homestead. I hit my 2k meters in elevation gain. That's a bright spot in a crumby running month.

INOV8 F-Lite 195 Miles: 6.252021 Trail Runs Miles: 1.00
Weight: 0.00
Total Distance
6.75

pm--6.75 Anasazi w/ some chipmunk & cholla fun. Windy but awesome.

Hoka Speedgoat 4 Miles: 6.752021 Trail Runs Miles: 1.00
Weight: 0.00
Total Distance
6.00

pm--6 Anasazi pert near to the homestead and back. Beautiful weather w/ James in the ears. 
 

I finished Night by Elie Wiesel. It's a heavy one. We're finishing this quarter w/ some short books.

NB 790 (Feb. 2015) Miles: 6.00Books 2021 Miles: 1.002021 Trail Runs Miles: 1.00
Weight: 0.00
Total Distance
4.00

pm--4 Tready run; tready fun.

Nike Pegasus 34 Miles: 4.00
Weight: 0.00
Total Distance
6.75

pm--6.75 Anasazi w/ a yet-to-be-followed loop and Cholla extension. Windy but nice.

Hoka Clayton Miles: 6.752021 Trail Runs Miles: 1.00
Weight: 0.00
Total Distance
5.00

am--5 Ran this morning on the go-to neighborhood route because we had a big day at school. 
 

I finished The House on Mango Street today. Cisneros makes the mundane poetic.

Hoka Clifton 6 Miles: 5.00Books 2021 Miles: 1.00
Weight: 0.00
Total Distance
6.00

pm--6 Barrel Roll figure 8. Nice run even though I never felt peppy. It's been a while since I've run up there because the access road has been closed. Not sure why. They have been digging up the road and, perhaps, "improving" it, but an already sketchy road for my hatchback is even sketchier, now. 

INOV8 F-Lite 195 Miles: 6.002021 Trail Runs Miles: 1.00
Weight: 0.00
Total Distance
5.75

am--5.75 Chuckawalla w/ Tom and Micah. Nice chill run on a beautiful day. Looks like packed trailheads are something I'll have to get used to. Just when I thought everyone is in Florida or Hawaii.

Hoka Speedgoat 4 Miles: 5.752021 Trail Runs Miles: 1.00
Weight: 0.00
Total Distance
8.00

am--8 Anasazi, basically from trailhead-to-trailhead w/ the Chola extension. It is getting warm, probably 70 when I finished.

I finished In the Realm of Hungry Ghosts: Close Encounters with Addiction by Gabor Mate. The book definitely has heartbreaking moments, but it taught me a lot about love. Mate is a guy to check out. He and Russell Brand had an interesting discussion on the later's podcast.

NB 790 (Feb. 2015) Miles: 8.00Books 2021 Miles: 1.002021 Trail Runs Miles: 1.00
Weight: 0.00
Total Distance
5.75

am--5.75 Got back to that tried-and-true institution that is barefoot grass running w/ striders. The morning was beautiful. I'm glad I got up and ran as opposed to leaving it until later.

I finished a sharp little Russian novel called A Hero of Our Time by Mikhail Lermontov.

Brooks L5 Miles: 3.00Books 2021 Miles: 1.00
Weight: 0.00
Total Distance
6.00

am--6 Anasazi w/ Chipmunk. I'm killing it w/ the "morning" runs.

Hoka Clayton Miles: 6.002021 Trail Runs Miles: 1.00
Weight: 0.00
Total Distance
4.50

pm--4.5 Tready because of the cold and the rain

Hoka Clifton 6 Miles: 4.50
Weight: 0.00
Total Distance
6.25

pm--6.25 Anasazi to the homestead. Is there anything more beautiful than the desert after a rainstorm? Nice, chill run today.

NB 790 (Feb. 2015) Miles: 6.252021 Trail Runs Miles: 1.00
Weight: 0.00
Total Distance
7.25

pm--7.25 Anasazi/Chipmunk/Cholla. Decent stroll in the post-elements.

Hoka Speedgoat 4 Miles: 7.252021 Trail Runs Miles: 1.00
Weight: 0.00
Total Distance
5.00

pm--5 Some easy miles w/ 8x striders to get the legs and the heart going. 

Nike Lunar Epic Oct. 2017 Miles: 5.00
Weight: 0.00
Total Distance
4.50

pm--4.5 Loop along the new road over the Santa Clara River w/ my neighbor. 

Nike Pegasus 34 Miles: 4.50
Weight: 0.00
Total Distance
6.25

pm--6.25 Anasazi w/ the Chipmunk. I ended up pushing the pace a bit the last couple miles. Beautiful weather today.

Hoka Clayton Miles: 6.252021 Trail Runs Miles: 1.00
Weight: 0.00
Total Distance
5.50

pm--5.5 Anasazi w/ the shoulder trail. It's getting warmer.

Desert Canyons Miles: 5.502021 Trail Runs Miles: 1.00
Weight: 0.00
Total Distance
6.50

am--6.5 Anasazi to just past the homestead w/ Tom. Got sprinkled on near the end. Lots of sightseers w/ questions about petroglyphs today.

INOV8 F-Lite 195 Miles: 6.502021 Trail Runs Miles: 1.00
Weight: 0.00
Total Distance
4.00

pm--4 Anasazi exploration w/ my neighbor and his dog. Nice afternoon weather.

Yesterday, I finished The Man in the High Castle by Philip K. Dick. It's an alternate history novel set in the wake of WWII. PKD is quickly joining Kurt Vonnegut as one of my fav authors.

Hoka Clayton Miles: 4.00Books 2021 Miles: 1.002021 Trail Runs Miles: 1.00
Weight: 0.00
Comments
From Rob Murphy on Mon, Mar 22, 2021 at 20:04:13 from 67.177.30.39

The FRB should have a "like" option like on twitter.

From Vis on Mon, Mar 22, 2021 at 21:52:25 from 207.50.154.84

You a fan of PKD? I think thereís a tv(?) series based on the novel.

Total Distance
7.00

pm--7 Anasazi exploration w/ Chipmunk and Cholla. Strong accompaniment by the capital-W Wind and bars from the extended-Wu universe. Mostly good times.

NB 790 (Feb. 2015) Miles: 7.002021 Trail Runs Miles: 1.00
Weight: 0.00
Total Distance
5.75

pm--5.75 Crestview to Canyon View. Nice run in a light breeze.

Brooks L5 Miles: 5.75
Weight: 0.00
Total Distance
6.25

pm--6.25 Anasazi w/ some side trailage. Might hit 4K vert this month.

Hoka Speedgoat 4 Miles: 6.252021 Trail Runs Miles: 1.00
Weight: 0.00
Total Distance
6.50

pm--6.5 Anasazi w/ Ben. Nice evening after hanging w/ my kid all day.

INOV8 F-Lite 195 Miles: 6.502021 Trail Runs Miles: 1.00
Weight: 0.00
Total Distance
7.50

pm--7.5 Anasazi w/ Chipmunk and the shoulder ridge in 80-degree temps. Nice run still. I love the desert. 
 

I'm finishing up Wenger: My Life and Lessons in Red and White. It's an autobiography from a legendary coach from my favorite European football team, Arsenal. He has passion and wisdom. It makes me want to coach again.

NB 790 (Feb. 2015) Miles: 7.50Books 2021 Miles: 1.002021 Trail Runs Miles: 1.00
Weight: 0.00
Total Distance
3.00

pm--3 I didn't get out until later. Hit the roundabout and back w/ my neighbor.

Nike LunarEpic 2 Miles: 3.00
Weight: 0.00
Total Distance
6.50

pm--6.5 Anasazi to just past the homestead. Felt warmer than Monday because there wasn't much of a breeze. I played some touch rugby w/ the youth afterwards. 
 

Also hit a milestone month w/ 4K of vert and got my 40th trail run of the year to boot.

Hoka Clayton Miles: 6.502021 Trail Runs Miles: 1.00
Weight: 0.00
Total Distance
5.00

am--5 Old morning route w/ about 10 minutes of tempo pace. Felt good once I got going.

Brooks L5 Miles: 5.00
Weight: 0.00
Total Distance
7.00

pm--7 Anasazi w/ a loop and Cholla. I went in the afternoon when it was supposedly 89 degrees. It didn't feel too bad. There was a breeze. I was thinking that, other than the vaccine for some loved ones, running in the dirt has brought more peace of mind during this pandemic than anything else. I'm grateful for health and where I live and an encouraging wife. 

Desert Canyons Miles: 7.002021 Trail Runs Miles: 1.00
Weight: 0.00
Total Distance
6.25

am--6.25 Anasazi w/ Tom. Nice chat about creative tension, fact psychics, and the Edge skiing at Sundance.

Hoka Speedgoat 4 Miles: 6.252021 Trail Runs Miles: 1.00
Weight: 0.00
Total Distance
6.00

am--6 Barefoot on the grass w/ 8x striders. Perfect morning temperatures. 

Nike LunarEpic 2 Miles: 3.00
Weight: 0.00
Total Distance
6.00

pm--6 Anasazi w/ the Chipmunk. Just me and nature.

Hoka Clayton Miles: 6.002021 Trail Runs Miles: 1.00
Weight: 0.00
Total Distance
4.00

pm--4 Around the new river loop w/ my neighbor. Nice chat, nice night.

Hoka Clifton 6 Miles: 4.00
Weight: 0.00
Total Distance
7.00

pm--7 Anasazi w/ Cholla. Dirt w/ The Pixies. Mid-80s isn't as bad as I remember.

NB 790 (Feb. 2015) Miles: 7.002021 Trail Runs Miles: 1.00
Weight: 0.00
Total Distance
6.00

pm--6 Anasazi from the bottom parking lot w/ Andrew. It was fun catching up w/ him.

Hoka Speedgoat 4 Miles: 6.002021 Trail Runs Miles: 1.00
Weight: 0.00
Total Distance
6.25

am--6.25 Anasazi to the homestead w/ Tom. Decided that Sanskrit might be a language to learn. The weather was beautiful.

INOV8 F-Lite 195 Miles: 6.252021 Trail Runs Miles: 1.00
Weight: 0.00
Total Distance
8.00

pm--8 Anasazi, basically from trailhead to trailhead, w/ Cholla extension. I took it easy and enjoyed the heat and the 1k of climbing.

Hoka Clayton Miles: 8.002021 Trail Runs Miles: 1.00
Weight: 0.00
Total Distance
5.50

pm--5.5 Anasazi w/ a mini-loop on Chipmunk. I saw an old runner from PVXC. That was fun.

NB 790 (Feb. 2015) Miles: 5.502021 Trail Runs Miles: 1.00
Weight: 0.00
Total Distance
4.75

pm--4.75 Some grass miles w/ 4x striders w/ my neighbor. My current eating habits have allowed me to run sooner after eating than I can ever remember.

Brooks L5 Miles: 2.75
Weight: 0.00
Total Distance
5.00

pm--5 Grapevine/Prospector w/ Beattie. Fun to catch up. 

Hoka Speedgoat 4 Miles: 5.002021 Trail Runs Miles: 1.00
Weight: 0.00
Total Distance
6.50

am--6.5 Anasazi w/ Tom. Beautiful morning for a chat about Sanskrit and music.

INOV8 F-Lite 195 Miles: 6.502021 Trail Runs Miles: 1.00
Weight: 0.00
Total Distance
6.25

pm--6.25 Anasazi to the homestead via the lower trailhead. Nice run.

Hoka Clayton Miles: 6.252021 Trail Runs Miles: 1.00
Weight: 0.00
Total Distance
4.75

pm--4.75 Grass miles and striders w/ my neighbor.

STB Miles: 1.75
Weight: 0.00
Total Distance
7.00

pm--7 Anasazi w/ Cholla. Little slower today due to what I think is a bruised rib due to an awkward fall in a wiffle ball game last night. There is some ache at the edge of inhale and exhale.

NB 790 (Feb. 2015) Miles: 7.002021 Trail Runs Miles: 1.00
Weight: 0.00
Total Distance
5.00

pm--5 Mustang Pass w/ Beattie, talking about teaching and college running. My ribs are still pretty achy. This will probably be the norm for a few weeks. Running a bit slower seems to help.

Hoka Speedgoat 4 Miles: 5.002021 Trail Runs Miles: 1.00
Weight: 0.00
Total Distance
5.75

am--5.75 City Creek from trailhead-to-trailhead w/ Grant. It was fun to catch up w/ him. We talked maths and philosophy. The rib felt a bit better.

INOV8 F-Lite 195 Miles: 5.752021 Trail Runs Miles: 1.00
Weight: 0.00
Total Distance
7.25

pm--7.25 Anasazi w/ Chipmunk and Cholla on a perfect breezy, overcast afternoon. My rib is feeling a bit better, maybe 70%.

NB 790 (Feb. 2015) Miles: 7.252021 Trail Runs Miles: 1.00
Weight: 0.00
Total Distance
6.50

pm--6.5 Front half of the Rim Trails from the bottom. The vehicle access to the trailhead is closed, so I hoofed it from the road. I love the desert after a rain. Hit 4K of vert for the 2nd month in a row. Not going to lie, the quads were a little tired today.

Hoka Clayton Miles: 6.502021 Trail Runs Miles: 1.00
Weight: 0.00
Total Distance
5.25

pm--5.25 Grass run w/ my neighbor w/ 8x striders. 
 

I finished The Alchemist today w/ my sophomores. It's a cool read.

Nike Vomero NXR '17 Miles: 3.00Books 2021 Miles: 1.00
Weight: 0.00
Total Distance
5.25

pm--5.25 Anasazi in the heat. Pretty empty on the trails today. Summer might become my favorite season if the tourists stay home.

Desert Canyons Miles: 5.252021 Trail Runs Miles: 1.00
Weight: 0.00
Total Distance
6.75

pm--6.75 Anasazi w/Cholla via Fishhook. It was pretty hot--mid-90s--and my body is pretty beat after a somewhat stressful week at school.

Hoka Speedgoat 4 Miles: 6.752021 Trail Runs Miles: 1.00
Weight: 0.00
Total Distance
6.25

am--6.25 Anasazi to the homestead w/ Tom. I don't remember all that we talked about, but it was great, nonetheless.

INOV8 F-Lite 195 Miles: 6.252021 Trail Runs Miles: 1.00
Weight: 0.00
Total Distance
5.00

pm--5 Anasazi to the Chipmunk sign. It was a scorcher in the desert on what Dylan fans call Isis Day. 

NB 790 (Feb. 2015) Miles: 5.002021 Trail Runs Miles: 1.00
Weight: 0.00
Total Distance
6.00

pm--6 Grass miles w/ 10x striders. Watched the baseball game for a minute before heading home.

Hoka Clifton 6 Miles: 2.50
Weight: 0.00
Total Distance
5.00

pm--5 Chuckwalla w/ Beattie. We did the loop via Beck Hill and Paradise Canyon. It was toasty, but the breeze was good.

Hoka Clayton Miles: 5.002021 Trail Runs Miles: 1.00
Weight: 0.00
Total Distance
7.50

pm--7.5 Anasazi w/ the full Chipmunk and Cholla. The creosote have bloomed, so the desert has a nice yellow tinge.

Also, although not a traditional country artist, Bonnie Prince Billy writes some of the best country songs I've heard.

INOV8 F-Lite 195 Miles: 7.502021 Trail Runs Miles: 1.00
Weight: 0.00
Total Distance
6.00

pm--Anasazi w/ some screwing around on Chipmunk and Fishhook. Decent weather today. 
 

I also finished The Old Man and the Sea for the 5th or 6th time. I love his writing, and, surprisingly, quite a few of the kids liked the book.

Hoka Speedgoat 4 Miles: 6.00Books 2021 Miles: 1.002021 Trail Runs Miles: 1.00
Weight: 0.00
Total Distance
5.00

pm--5 Grass miles w/ 4x barefoot striders w/ my neighbor.

Hoka Clifton 6 Miles: 2.50
Weight: 0.00
Total Distance
4.00

pm--4 Loop around the new Santa Clara River bridge w/ my neighbor. Decent pace for my current fitness level.

Nike Lunar Epic Oct. 2017 Miles: 4.00
Weight: 0.00
Total Distance
6.75

pm--6.75 Sidewinder w/out the lollipop from the bottom. 'Twas a bit of a scorcher today. Also, the quads go jelly, climbing nearly 900 feet in just over 3 miles.

NB 790 (Feb. 2015) Miles: 6.752021 Trail Runs Miles: 1.00
Weight: 0.00
Total Distance
5.00

pm--5 Some looping through the PV neighborhoods w/ Beattie. Hot afternoon and bit rough, but it was good.

Nike Vomero NXR '17 Miles: 5.00
Weight: 0.00
Total Distance
4.75

am--4.75 Some Vegas miles. We came to some friends' anniversary party.

Nike LunarEpic Miles: 4.75
Weight: 0.00
Total Distance
6.00

pm--6 Anasazi to the homestead and back. It was a bit overcast and cooler. Nice afternoon run. 
 

I finished The Pale King by David Foster Wallace. It has its interesting moments but is harder to appreciate overall because of how it was posthumously pieced together. Wallace has great insights when it comes to boredom. 

Hoka Clayton Miles: 6.00Books 2021 Miles: 1.002021 Trail Runs Miles: 1.00
Weight: 0.00
Total Distance
6.00

pm--6 Grass loops w/ 8x striders. Beautiful evening. 
 

I read Matt Baxter's book, Hurt Me If You Can: The Tales of a High School Runner, over the last 2 days. It's chronological but scattered. Nonetheless, it has some fun insights. 

Brooks L5 Miles: 2.50Books 2021 Miles: 1.00
Weight: 0.00
Comments
From Rob Murphy on Wed, May 19, 2021 at 20:01:18 from 67.177.30.39

Most people who write books about running are, sadly, not writers.

Total Distance
6.50

pm--6.5 Anasazi w/ reverse Chipmunk loop. It was warm but decently breezy. 

NB 790 (Feb. 2015) Miles: 6.502021 Trail Runs Miles: 1.00
Weight: 0.00
Total Distance
5.00

pm--5 Another grass run w/ 8x striders. Although my legs felt tired, I was able to get a bit peppy.

STB Miles: 3.00
Weight: 0.00
Total Distance
7.00

pm--Anasazi w/ Chipmunk and Cholla. Not sure if it was the pressure or wind, but my elevation gain was inflated. 'Twas windy as.

Hoka Speedgoat 4 Miles: 7.002021 Trail Runs Miles: 1.00
Weight: 0.00
Total Distance
4.50

pm--4.5 SC River Bridge loop by my lonesome. Got close to a light 10-minute tempo at the end. 

Hoka Clifton 6 Miles: 4.50
Weight: 0.00
Total Distance
6.00

pm--6 Airport trails w/ Beattie. Nice run. It's also a trio of bdays: my sister's, Bob Dylan's, and Michael Chabon's, all great people. If you want a Dylan song for the day, listen to Visions of Johanna or Isis. 
 

I also finished a poetry collection by another great songwriter--Actual Air by David Berman. Check out Random Rules by The Silver Jews or The band Purple Mountains.

INOV8 F-Lite 195 Miles: 6.00Books 2021 Miles: 1.002021 Trail Runs Miles: 1.00
Weight: 0.00
Total Distance
4.00

pm--4 Grass run w/ 8x striders. 

Brooks L5 Miles: 2.50
Weight: 0.00
Total Distance
6.00

pm--6 Anasazi w/ Chipmunk w/ Andy. It's been a while since I've run w/ him, but it was good.

Hoka Speedgoat 4 Miles: 6.002021 Trail Runs Miles: 1.00
Weight: 0.00
Total Distance
6.00

am--6 T-Bone Trail. Last run w/ Beattie before she heads bock to Illinois. Good run and chat.

Hoka Clifton 6 Miles: 6.002021 Trail Runs Miles: 1.00
Weight: 0.00
Total Distance
6.00

pm--6 Grass miles w/ 8x striders. Decent run after my sedentary day wore off.

Nike LunarEpic 2 Miles: 3.00
Weight: 0.00
Total Distance
5.25

am--5.25 Anasazi w/ Tom. My foot is a bit achy except when I run.

NB 790 (Feb. 2015) Miles: 5.252021 Trail Runs Miles: 1.00
Weight: 0.00
Total Distance
6.25

pm--6.25 Anasazi to the homestead. Scorching run in the desert.

2021 Trail Runs Miles: 1.00PV Speedgoat 4 Miles: 6.25
Weight: 0.00
Total Distance
10.00

am--6 Grass loops w/ 8x striders. I felt beat for some reason. 
 

pm--4 Anasazi to the top. I listened to a mix of Kid Amnesiac and enjoyed the triple-digit-temperatures. 
 

I finished Circe by Madeline Miller. It's a retelling of the mythological witch's life. Enjoyable.

Nike Pegasus 34 Miles: 3.00Books 2021 Miles: 1.002021 Trail Runs Miles: 1.00PV Speedgoat 4 Miles: 4.00
Weight: 0.00
Total Distance
4.25

am--4.25 Chuckwalla w/ Josie and Scottie. It was great to catch up w/ them. We also had a tortoise sighting.

INOV8 F-Lite 195 Miles: 4.252021 Trail Runs Miles: 1.00
Weight: 0.00
Total Distance
5.00

pm--5 Frontside of Barrel Roll from the bottom in the triple digits. You get used to the heat, and you don't. 
 

I finished a PD-type book--Writing with Mentors: How to Reach Every Writer in the room Using Current, Engaging Mentor Texts by Allison Marchetti and Rebekah O'Dell. It was actually an invigorating read. 

NB 790 (Feb. 2015) Miles: 5.00Books 2021 Miles: 1.002021 Trail Runs Miles: 1.00
Weight: 0.00
Total Distance
3.50

am--3.5 Church and back on the 1st day of practice w/ a new team. It'll be a second to adjust, but it's fun meeting new people.

Brooks L5 Miles: 3.50
Weight: 0.00
Total Distance
4.00

am--4 Bike path in Beaver. What a nice, quiet place Beaver is. 

Hoka Clayton Miles: 4.00
Weight: 0.00
Total Distance
5.00

pm--5 Grass miles w/ my neighbor. I was about ready to phone it in when he texted.

Nike LunarEpic Miles: 2.50
Weight: 0.00
Total Distance
8.00

am--2.5 Recovery run w/ the SC kids. I got to know a few more.

pm--5.5 Anasazi to roughly the petroglyphs. Felt decent, and the afternoon was nice.

NB 790 (Feb. 2015) Miles: 5.50Hoka Clifton 6 Miles: 2.502021 Trail Runs Miles: 1.00
Weight: 0.00
Total Distance
3.00

am--3 Anasazi from the other trailhead to the petroglyphs w/ a tempo or quicker on the way back.

Hoka Speedgoat 4 Miles: 3.002021 Trail Runs Miles: 1.00
Weight: 0.00
Total Distance
4.50

am--4.5 Toe trail. I met and chatted w/ a few girls on the team. It's fun to meet new people. 
 

I finished a book on songwriting--Writing Better Lyrics: The Essential Guide to Powerful Songwriting--by Pat Pattison. The author is a professor at Berklee College of Music and taught people like Gillian Welch and John Mayer. I heard about the book in an interview w/ David Bazan, an artist I appreciate a lot.

INOV8 F-Lite 195 Miles: 4.50Books 2021 Miles: 1.002021 Trail Runs Miles: 1.00
Weight: 0.00
Total Distance
3.50

am--3.5 Progression run w/ a new group. I'm starting to get some names and faces down.

Hoka Clifton 6 Miles: 3.50
Weight: 0.00
Total Distance
3.00

am--3 Vineyard w/ a good group w/ some cross training afterwards. Also went to a girls' team gathering, so I could learn people's names.

Nike LunarEpic 2 Miles: 3.00
Weight: 0.00
Total Distance
5.00

am--5 Grass run w/ 10x 1-min. pickups. It was fun to get peppy. Kids looked good.

NB 1400 Miles: 5.00
Weight: 0.00
Total Distance
3.75

am--3.75 Canyons and back w/ some cool dudes. AG yoga after. I went a little harder than expected but nothing crazy.

Nike LunarEpic Miles: 3.75
Weight: 0.00
Total Distance
5.00

am--5 West Canyon in Snow Canyon. What a beautiful place to run! I'll probably take a nap today.:)

Brooks L5 Miles: 5.002021 Trail Runs Miles: 1.00
Weight: 0.00
Total Distance
11.50

am--5.75 Virgin River Trail w/ Coach Jandee and a group of girls. It's fun to run w/ them and get to know them better.

am--5.75 Chill run w/ Tom on Anasazi. Good chat in the growing heat.

Nike Vomero NXR '17 Miles: 5.75INOV8 F-Lite 195 Miles: 5.752021 Trail Runs Miles: 1.00
Weight: 0.00
Total Distance
5.75

am--5.75 Santa Clara Dr. out-and-back. Picked it up a little on the way back. 
 

I finished an interesting book on Bill Squires--Born to Coach by Paul C. Clerici. Squires has a book about training--SWEP--that is fantastic. He's one of my favorite coaches.

Nike LunarEpic 2 Miles: 5.75Books 2021 Miles: 1.00
Weight: 0.00
Comments
From Rob Murphy on Mon, Jun 21, 2021 at 21:32:25 from 67.177.30.39

I've almost ordered that book several times.Think I'll do it now.

From Vis on Tue, Jun 22, 2021 at 20:22:14 from 207.50.149.34

Heís an interesting character and, perhaps lost in the shuffle of coaches a bit.

Let me know what you think. What are some of your favorite books from/about coaches?

Total Distance
3.00

am--3 Easy run to SC Elementary after wickets and striders and... 

Nike Pegasus 34 Miles: 3.00
Weight: 0.00
Total Distance
10.00

am--4.5 800 repeats at SC Elementary. I hopped in w/ different groups to encourage.

pm--5.5 Anasazi w/ the Chipmunk lollipop because the weather was cooler, and the sky was overcast. Good to get into the dirt again.

Nike LunarEpic Miles: 4.502021 Trail Runs Miles: 1.00PV Speedgoat 4 Miles: 5.50
Weight: 0.00
Total Distance
4.25

am--4.25 Lava Fields bike path w/ Danielle. She speaks so quietly I could hardly hear her, but she keeps a quick pace. 4x short, quick hills.

Hoka Clifton 6 Miles: 4.25
Weight: 0.00
Total Distance
3.25

am--3.25 Mini-Tuweap w/ 2x 5-min. tempo w/ a fun group. I'm having fun.

Nike Lunar Epic Oct. 2017 Miles: 3.25
Weight: 0.00
Total Distance
5.25

am--5.25 SC River Trail. Interesting landscape beyond the river. Good chat w/ some of the girls' team.

Hoka Speedgoat 4 Miles: 5.252021 Trail Runs Miles: 1.00
Weight: 0.00
Total Distance
5.00

am--5 SC Elementary grass work. I jumped in some intervals w/ the kids.

NB 1400 Miles: 5.00
Weight: 0.00
Total Distance
3.00

am--3 Vineyard w/ kids camp after. 
 

I finished another installment of Andrea Camilleri's Montalbano series, August Heat. Now, I want to go to the city library and check out 2-3 more.

Hoka Clifton 6 Miles: 3.00Books 2021 Miles: 1.00
Weight: 0.00
Total Distance
4.00

am--4 Jaunt around the park w/ a good crew. 
 

I finished 2 books today: Housekeeping by Marilynne Robinson and A Beam of Light by Andrea Camilleri. The first is a beautifully written book about the coming together of a few generations of women in an isolated town. One of the themes is that comfort comes from how we choose to organize our living space. The second book is a sign that I'm in the middle of an Inspector Montalbano kick. On to the next one.

Nike LunarEpic 2 Miles: 4.00Books 2021 Miles: 2.00
Weight: 0.00
Total Distance
10.00

am--6 Good run on the SC Parkway, chatting w/ Zac. It's great getting to know people better.

pm--4 Anasazi to the top and back in the 108-degree temperature. Callousing.

Hoka Clayton Miles: 4.00Nike Vomero NXR '17 Miles: 6.002021 Trail Runs Miles: 1.00
Weight: 0.00
Total Distance
4.75

am--4.75 Confluence Park towards Green Valley. I felt pretty blah, even after. 
 

I finished another Montalbano this morning, A Nest of Vipers. I'm going to take a book or 2 off before I come back just so I don't seem so obsessed.

Nike Lunar Epic Oct. 2017 Miles: 4.75Books 2021 Miles: 1.00
Weight: 0.00
Total Distance
5.00

pm--5 Ran on a mostly full stomach. I did a ladder of 1, 2, 3, 2, 1 at a quicker pace on the grass w/ equal recovery. 

STB Miles: 2.50
Weight: 0.00
Total Distance
5.00

am--5 Anasazi to the chipmunk sign. I'm feeling a bit funky w/ a bit of snufflitis going on. Good run despite. I listened to an old podcast w/ Mike Smith from NAU. It was very good.

2021 Trail Runs Miles: 1.00PV Speedgoat 4 Miles: 5.00
Weight: 0.00
Total Distance
5.00

pm--5 Grass run w/ my neighbor. The heat doesn't go away at night nowadays. Although, it feels better after dusk.

I finished an interesting book about relationships and religion--Southernmost by Silas House. Makes me want to visit Key West.

Nike Pegasus 34 Miles: 2.50Books 2021 Miles: 1.00
Weight: 0.00
Total Distance
6.00

am--6 Anasazi to the homestead. I got out a bit earlier and am grateful for the slight cloud cover and breeze. 
 

I wrapped up Howl's Moving Castle by Diana Wynne Jones. Fun, quick read. Now, off to watch the Studio Ghibli interpretation w/ my kiddos.

NB 790 (Feb. 2015) Miles: 6.00Books 2021 Miles: 1.002021 Trail Runs Miles: 1.00
Weight: 0.00
Total Distance
5.25

am--5.25 Jaunt on Anasazi w/ Tom. Was getting warm near the end. This summer has been a real scorcher. 
 

I read another Montalbano book, The Other End of the Line. Another case solved. Not sure there are any detective books that provide the same feel as these, and I'm running out. Father Brown next?

INOV8 F-Lite 195 Miles: 5.25Books 2021 Miles: 1.002021 Trail Runs Miles: 1.00
Weight: 0.00
Total Distance
7.25

am--7.25 Longer run out to Green Valley and back. I was able to run w/ Avrie. She showed some toughness. 

Hoka Clifton 6 Miles: 7.25
Weight: 0.00
Total Distance
6.00

am--4 Canyons and back w/ some of the boys crew. Kids camp after. 
 

pm--2 Acclimation run around the school. Not too hot.

Nike Pegasus 34 Miles: 2.00Brooks L5 Miles: 4.00
Weight: 0.00
Total Distance
4.00

am--4 Lava Flow out-and-back w/ a barefoot mile on the turf after.

Nike Lunar Epic Oct. 2017 Miles: 3.00
Weight: 0.00
Total Distance
7.50

am--5.75 Contender workout on the SC Parkway bike path. Basically, we did some timed pickups. I was supposed to keep the pace between 6:45-7:00 on the pickups. Went fairly well other than the fact that the group was all over the place so not together throughout. 

pm--1.75 Bike path out-and-back w/ some strength training after.

I finished a meta book today--The Universal Baseball Association, Inc., J. Henry Waugh, Prop. by Robert Coover. It's about a man who essentially starts and runs his own fantasy baseball league as the sole participant. He goes to the extent of keeping stats throughout the seasons, dreaming up backstories, writing newspaper articles. Needless to say, his real life spirals out of control. Interesting read.

STB Miles: 5.75Nike LunarEpic 2 Miles: 1.75Books 2021 Miles: 1.00
Weight: 0.00
Total Distance
3.50

am--3.5 nice recovery run w/ a good group w/ 6x striders after. The rain last night was needed.

Nike Vomero NXR '17 Miles: 3.50
Weight: 0.00
Total Distance
5.25

am--5.25 PV run on the Santa Clara River Trail w/ a fast finish. Saw some good things from the kiddos. The watch took a minute to start.

Hoka Clifton 6 Miles: 5.25
Weight: 0.00
Total Distance
4.50

am--4.5 Nice out-and-back on SC Drive. Jumped a bit between groups. 

Nike Pegasus 34 Miles: 4.50
Weight: 0.00
Total Distance
7.25

am--5.5 SC Elementary loops. I jumped in for most of the workout w/ level 2s but didn't stop my watch when I gave them times, so my pace looks tortoise-style. 
 

pm--1.75 Easy afternoon run w/ strength training afterwards. Doubles bring a skeleton crew. That's always fun for me.

Brooks L5 Miles: 5.50Brooks Launch 5 Miles: 1.75
Weight: 0.00
Total Distance
7.75

am--3.5 Nice run, chatting w/ Moss about anime and various tasty toast toppers. 

pm--4.25 Anasazi to the top to complete some climbing for a challenge in which I have no eligibility. Nice heat work regardless.

I finished a Brunetti mystery, Death in a Strange Country, by Donna Leon. Good but not quite Montalbano level.

NB 790 (Feb. 2015) Miles: 4.25Books 2021 Miles: 1.002021 Trail Runs Miles: 1.00Brooks L6 Miles: 3.50
Weight: 0.00
Total Distance
7.25

am--5.75 Tuweap Tempo w/ hill sprints to finish. The level 2s packed nicely today. Nice progress. 

pm--1.5 Afternoon shakeout on the grass w/ strength after.
 

Finished another Montalbano novel, The Pyramid of Mud. It's a nice one about the mixed corruption of Mafia and government in Southern Italy.

Books 2021 Miles: 1.00Brooks L6 Miles: 6.75
Weight: 0.00
Total Distance
7.50

am(1): 3.5 Up the Harmon's path w/ what has become my crew most days. Had a good chat about books.

am(2): Precipice from the bottom w/ Ellie and Josie. First time I've seen Ellie since her mission. I'm happy that they reach out for a run so we can catch up once in a while. Great people.

2021 Trail Runs Miles: 1.00PV Speedgoat 4 Miles: 4.00Brooks L6 Miles: 3.50
Weight: 0.00
Total Distance
5.75

pm--5.75 Anasazi w/ Chipmunk loop. The youngest has been a bit sick from his shots, so I didn't get out w/ anyone and not until later. I was rewarded, however, w/ one of the nicest runs of the year. There was a drizzle the whole time, coupled w/ the excitement of looming thunder and lightning while I ran on exposed ridges and shoulders. I need to remember this one.

I read a scholarly book--Situated Learning by Jean Lave and Etienne Wenger--today. There was some fascinating stuff about learning in apprenticeships. Nice to read stuff like this once in a while.

INOV8 F-Lite 195 Miles: 5.75Books 2021 Miles: 1.002021 Trail Runs Miles: 1.00
Weight: 0.00
Total Distance
5.75

am--5.75 Helped w/ intervals. It's been fun to help kids work together. Nice morning.

Brooks L6 Miles: 5.75
Weight: 0.00
Total Distance
3.50

am--3.5 Down Lava Flow and back. This little piece of road is real close to hone, but I've never explored it. Glad for that. I also got to chat w/ Hailee about various things. She's going to do some great things this year.

Brooks L6 Miles: 3.50
Weight: 0.00
Total Distance
6.00

am--3.5 Warm-up and cool-down w/ the kids and some running around during the time trial. Nice of Spencer to let me tempo w/ him while he cooled down.

pm--2.5 Lava Flow out-and-back for another good chat w/ Hailee. A bit hot again this afternoon.

Brooks L6 Miles: 6.00
Weight: 0.00
Total Distance
3.50

am--3.5 A nice run on the bike path w/ one of the crews.

Brooks L6 Miles: 3.50
Weight: 0.00
Total Distance
6.00

am--6 Out-and-back on the SC Parkway. I worked into the run and ended up w/ something like 15-minute tempo for me. Chatted w/ Brea, as well. It'll be fun to see how she does with running in the future.

Brooks L6 Miles: 6.00
Weight: 0.00
Total Distance
4.00

am--4 Ran down and up a hill in Beaver. Wasn't as gnarly as expected. We had a good time at xc camp. It's fun getting to know new kids.

2021 Trail Runs Miles: 1.00Brooks L6 Miles: 4.00
Weight: 0.00
Total Distance
4.00

am--4 SC Drive easy run w/ a long day of PD after. Nice group on the run because Jandee got them going w/ 2 truths and a lie.

Brooks L6 Miles: 4.00
Weight: 0.00
Total Distance
4.00

am--4 1st half of the BYU workout before I had to head to an all-day learning experience. The group I was w/ looked pretty solid. 

Brooks L6 Miles: 4.00
Weight: 0.00
Total Distance
6.00

am--3.75 A run past my house and back.

pm--2.25 A toasty run around the school. I got to learn a bit more about Judaism.

Brooks L6 Miles: 6.00
Weight: 0.00
Total Distance
3.75

am--3.75  I've run on the heights, listening to Jaclyn talk through her writing and outlining.

Brooks L6 Miles: 3.75
Weight: 0.00
Total Distance
5.25

am--5.25 800s on the grass. I was able to jump in w/ the level 1s and help them push together. Seems like some of them discovered they're pretty good runners. It's fun to help these kids who don't usually get as much attention. 
 

I finished my last Montalbano of the summer--Paper Moon. It's time to read other things for a few months.

Books 2021 Miles: 1.00Brooks L6 Miles: 5.25
Weight: 0.00
Total Distance
5.00

am--5 Anasazi to the creosote w/ Tom. 'Twas ominous w/ smoke hanging on all sides but cooler than usual. We had a nice chat about a book called Sand Talk.

INOV8 F-Lite 195 Miles: 5.002021 Trail Runs Miles: 1.00
Weight: 0.00
Total Distance
4.25

am--4.25 I was able to run most of the BYU workout w/ the kids.

Brooks L6 Miles: 4.25
Weight: 0.00
Total Distance
4.00

am--4 Nice run w/ the girls, chatting and laughing. Things are starting to come together for them.

Brooks L6 Miles: 4.00
Weight: 0.00
Total Distance
7.50

am--5 800s w/ the level 1's. It's fun to see them push together.

pm--2.5 Warm afternoon run.

Brooks L6 Miles: 7.50
Weight: 0.00
Total Distance
6.75

am--2.25 Shorter run this morning.

pm--4.5 SC Drive w/ some of the girls. Had another nice chat w/ Hailee.

I finished a great PD book called Mentor Texts. I'm switching up my teaching because of the things I've learned.

Hoka Clifton 6 Miles: 4.50Books 2021 Miles: 1.00Brooks L6 Miles: 2.25
Weight: 0.00
Total Distance
3.75

am--3.75 A slow run w/ the crew on the bike path. Decent start to the school week. 

Brooks L6 Miles: 3.75
Weight: 0.00
Total Distance
5.25

pm--5.25 Anasazi w/ Cholla loop, starting in the heat and ending in the storm. I didn't get out until later because we had a TT and fundraiser this morning. Both went pretty well.

Desert Canyons Miles: 5.252021 Trail Runs Miles: 1.00
Weight: 0.00
Total Distance
8.25

am--6 Progressive run w/ the last 15 minutes moving from light tempo to close to threshold.

pm--2.25 SC Drive w/ the varsity girls.

Brooks L6 Miles: 8.25
Weight: 0.00
Total Distance
3.50

am--3.5 A nice easy run w/ 6x striders.

Brooks L6 Miles: 3.50
Weight: 0.00
Total Distance
5.50

am--5.5 Early morning grass run on a hot, humid morning.

Brooks L6 Miles: 3.00
Weight: 0.00
Total Distance
6.00

am--2.25 Bike trail towards Harmon's.

pm--3.75 Duck pond and back and a nice chat w/ Kasandra.

 

Brooks L6 Miles: 6.00
Weight: 0.00
Total Distance
5.25

am--5.25 Light progression run that ended w/ some good chat w/ Hailee and Abigail.

Brooks L6 Miles: 5.25
Weight: 0.00
Total Distance
7.25

am--7.25 Ran on the Grass Valley Road before some varsity camp activities.

Brooks L5 Miles: 7.252021 Trail Runs Miles: 1.00
Weight: 0.00
Total Distance
8.25

am--6 Tempo and quick 1-min. pickups. Good stuff from some younger runners.

pm-- 2.25 Easy run down Lava Flow.

Brooks L6 Miles: 8.25
Weight: 0.00
Total Distance
6.25

am--2.5 Lava Flow lollipop w/ a few of the boys and Tom. 
 

pm--3.75 Anasazi just to the gate at the top in the heat. The mornings portend some cooler weather soon.

NB 790 (Feb. 2015) Miles: 3.752021 Trail Runs Miles: 1.00Brooks L6 Miles: 2.50
Weight: 0.00
Total Distance
8.25

am--6 Some intervals w/ a solid group. It's fun to see kids do more than they think they can.

pm--2.25 A jaunt through the neighbor north of the school, talking about team cheers.

Hoka Clifton 6 Miles: 2.25Brooks L6 Miles: 6.00
Weight: 0.00
Total Distance
7.50

am--3 Some grass loops w/ my neighbor.

pm--4.5 Looped around my neighborhood w/ a few of the girls, Ben, and Amber.

Brooks L6 Miles: 6.00
Weight: 0.00
Total Distance
3.50

am--3.5 Around my neighborhood again w/ a good group of boys. It's interesting to see the difference between running w/ boys and running w/ girls. 

Brooks L6 Miles: 3.50
Weight: 0.00
Total Distance
6.25

pm--6.25 Anasazi to the homestead and back w/ Decker. It was nice catching up with him. He's a great dude.

2021 Trail Runs Miles: 1.00PV Speedgoat 4 Miles: 6.25
Weight: 0.00
Total Distance
7.50

am--2.25 A nice, cool run around Tuweap and the bike park.

pm--5.25 SC Drive to Fort Santa Clara and back. It was hot and difficult by the end. 
 

I finished Moonglow by Michael Chabon. This is a fictional memoir, pieced together from chats w/ the author's grandfather while he's on hospice. It deals w/ WW2 and rocketry and von Braun. Chabon is probably my favorite contemporary writer.

Books 2021 Miles: 1.00Brooks L6 Miles: 7.50
Weight: 0.00
Total Distance
8.00

am--2 Good run, chatting about motivational workout apps.

pm--6 Some hills around the wash w/ the level 2s. Cooling down a bit?

Nike LunarEpic Miles: 2.00Brooks Launch 5 Miles: 6.00
Weight: 0.00
Total Distance
7.00

am--2.25 Down Lava Flow and back.

pm--4.75 A good run around the SC Heights w/ some fun chat.

Nike LunarEpic Miles: 2.25Nike Pegasus 34 Miles: 4.75
Weight: 0.00
Total Distance
5.25

am--5.25 Ran to and from practice. No run this afternoon because we're taking the oldest to college. 

Hoka Clifton 6 Miles: 5.25
Weight: 0.00
Total Distance
4.25

am--4.25 Heights run w/ most of the boys. I like mixing it up w/ them once in a while.

Brooks Launch 5 Miles: 4.25
Weight: 0.00
Total Distance
7.50

am--7.5 Some work at BHNP w/ 3 progressive tempo miles at the end. It was fun to push and struggle a bit.

Nike LunarEpic 2 Miles: 7.50
Weight: 0.00
Total Distance
6.25

am--6.25 Slept in a bit and hit Anasazi w/ Adam. It was good to catch up and a nice way to start Labor Day.

INOV8 F-Lite 195 Miles: 6.252021 Trail Runs Miles: 1.00
Weight: 0.00
Total Distance
5.00

am--5 Worked on tempoing w/ some of the level 2s. I didn't run this afternoon because of miscommunication.

I finished A River Runs Through It And Other Stories by Norman Maclean. Made me want to move to Montana and plan my life around fishing and card games.

Books 2021 Miles: 1.00Brooks Launch 5 Miles: 5.00
Weight: 0.00
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From Rob Murphy on Tue, Sep 07, 2021 at 21:50:11 from 67.177.30.39

Maybe my most read book? I've read it at least 3 times and listened to it a couple more. Could be why I subconsciously urged my daughter to go to the University of Montana.

Also might be why I became a Presbyterian.

From Vis on Wed, Sep 08, 2021 at 16:42:14 from 207.50.153.119

You seem like a beer on the river type of guy, Rob. Iím sure Iíll read it again. Any other fishing/outdoor books at the top of your list?

From Rob Murphy on Wed, Sep 08, 2021 at 20:34:13 from 67.177.30.39

Easily the best outdoor book I've read in the last couple years was The Emerald Mile by Kevin Fedarko.

I don't even fly fish but I plan to take it up in retirement. I assume there will come a day when I can't spend my days running in the mountains and so that seems like a good alternative..

Total Distance
6.25

am--4 Easy stuff on the bike path w/ the girls.

pm--2.25 Lava Flow w/ a good crew, chanting and clapping and singing. It's pretty hot right now.

 

 

Hoka Clifton 6 Miles: 4.00Nike LunarEpic 2 Miles: 2.25
Weight: 0.00
Total Distance
6.50

am--4.5 Canyons and back w/ 4x striders after. 
 

pm--2 A couple around the neighborhood. Discovered a secret trail.

Nike LunarEpic Miles: 4.50Brooks L5 Miles: 2.00
Weight: 0.00
Total Distance
7.50

am--5.5 Tuweap hill work w/ the varsity girls. Pretty impressive running from them.

pm--2 Success! In May, we got 2 pups. One is a Walker/Bluetick mix, and I'd hoped she would be a good trail buddy. I took her out this evening. She ran well, right on my heel. I only had to give a tug or 2 to keep her nose steady. She also seemed to handle the heat well. I'm pumped.

Nike LunarEpic Miles: 5.50Desert Canyons Miles: 2.002021 Trail Runs Miles: 1.00
Weight: 0.00
Total Distance
6.50

am--6.5 Anasazi w/ Tom. Some nice chatter today. 
 

I finished Less by Andrew Sean Greer. It's a globetrotting tale of a gay author post-breakup. Contemporary lit.

NB 790 (Feb. 2015) Miles: 6.50Books 2021 Miles: 1.002021 Trail Runs Miles: 1.00
Weight: 0.00
Total Distance
2.00

pm--2 Easy afternoon. I slept in a couple hours to give my body a chance to fight the runny nose I had over the weekend. 

Nike LunarEpic 2 Miles: 2.00
Weight: 0.00
Total Distance
5.50

am--2.5 Lava Flow w/ a good crew. 
 

pm--3 Won the scavenger hunt w/ Jax, Addy, Carys, and Abi.

Brooks Launch 5 Miles: 3.00Brooks L6 Miles: 2.50
Weight: 0.00
Total Distance
5.00

am--5 Old morning route before heading up north for pre-state. Felt decent.

Brooks Launch 5 Miles: 5.00
Weight: 0.00
Total Distance
4.50

am--4.5 Sandy route by my lonesome, running on low sleep because of a cluster headache. It was fun to see the new state course, and, as usual, some kids were up, some were down.

Nike Lunar Epic Oct. 2017 Miles: 4.50
Weight: 0.00
Total Distance
8.00

am--4 Heights w/ the level 2 boys. It's nice to mix it up once in a while. 
 

pm--4 Anasazi to the top w/ the hound. She did great at double the mileage of the last outing. She did balk once because she needed a potty break. It's fun to have a trail buddy. 
 

I finished a great book today, Clint Smith's How The Word Is Passed: A Reckoning with the History of Slavery Across America. Very thought provoking and more evenhanded than Coates's book. It's a must read for history buffs and humans in general.

Nike Pegasus 34 Miles: 4.00Hoka Speedgoat 4 Miles: 4.00Books 2021 Miles: 1.002021 Trail Runs Miles: 1.00
Weight: 0.00
Total Distance
4.50

am--4.5 Bear Claw Poppy from the bottom. Decent morning. 100th trail run of the year.

INOV8 F-Lite 195 Miles: 4.502021 Trail Runs Miles: 1.00
Weight: 0.00
Total Distance
6.75

am--2.25 Lavaflow and Arrowhead, past the huffing bear 2x.

pm--4.5 Nice run, talking to Lee and Sara respectively.

Brooks Launch 5 Miles: 4.50Brooks L6 Miles: 2.25
Weight: 0.00
Total Distance
5.00

am--5 Worked w/ a group on the BYU workout. Didn't really notice the temperature.

Nike Lunar Epic Oct. 2017 Miles: 5.00
Weight: 0.00
Total Distance
7.00

am--2 Ran w/ a fun group, stilling but going.

pm--5 Nice afternoon run in the 90-plus weather w/ a nice and chatty group. Good way to pull me out of the cloudy funk from this morning.

Nike Vomero NXR '17 Miles: 2.00Hoka Clifton 6 Miles: 5.00
Weight: 0.00
Total Distance
4.00

am--4 Run through the neighborhood w/ 6x striders after. The striders felt good.

Nike Pegasus 34 Miles: 4.00
Weight: 0.00
Total Distance
5.00

am--5 Hit the Sandy train path and went towards Corner Canyon. The weather is beautiful. This part of SLC is a fun place for a run.

Brooks L5 Miles: 5.00
Weight: 0.00
Total Distance
5.75

pm--5.75 Warm run w/ Thomas on Anasazi. Nice chat. We decided that despite the desolation of this particular trail the expansiveness of the view delivers.

2021 Trail Runs Miles: 1.00PV Speedgoat 4 Miles: 5.75
Weight: 0.00
Total Distance
8.50

am--2.25 Chill morning run w/ the crew.

pm--6.25 Modified BYU workout w/ the Atkin crew. It was 94 degrees.

Brooks Launch 5 Miles: 6.25Brooks L6 Miles: 2.25
Weight: 0.00
Total Distance
6.75

am--2.25 Easy run toward the softball complex.

pm--4.5 Vineyard w/ mostly Addy and Abi. Fun to chat about life.

Nike LunarEpic Miles: 2.25Hoka Clifton 6 Miles: 4.50
Weight: 0.00
Total Distance
6.00

pm--6 Grass 800s w/ a great crew. Nice weather to boot.

I finished Letting Loose the Hounds, a short-story collection by Brady Udall. It has a familiar, western feel. One of the author's writing teachers was also my writing teacher. One of us has put more of the knowledge to use than the other.

Nike LunarEpic 2 Miles: 6.00Books 2021 Miles: 1.00
Weight: 0.00
Total Distance
6.00

pm--6 Sunset and DD trail w/ a good group of girls.

Nike Pegasus 34 Miles: 6.00
Weight: 0.00
Total Distance
9.50

am--5.5 Ran to and from practice w/ 6x 1-min. pickups.

pm--4 Anasazi w/ cholla, dodging the hound dog. She was crowding my legs today. Also, saw a big flipping bobcat about 30 yards in front of us. Always cool to see critters.

Hoka Speedgoat 4 Miles: 4.002021 Trail Runs Miles: 1.00Brooks Launch 5 Miles: 5.50
Weight: 0.00
Total Distance
5.75

pm--5.75 Old school on Barrel Roll, clockwise w/ no Elusion. This is such a great run. One of the first trails I ever experienced. It's still one of my favs. A day is a good day on BR in shorty shorts. 
 

I finished an interesting biography of Elizabeth Bishop, A Miracle for Breakfast, by Megan Marshall. Bishop is one of my favorite poets, so subtle and attuned to the natural world. Sounds like she was quite the drinker, too.

INOV8 F-Lite 195 Miles: 5.75Books 2021 Miles: 1.002021 Trail Runs Miles: 1.00
Weight: 0.00
Total Distance
10.00

am--7.75 Progressive run on the SC Parkway. Nice pack w/ the top girls other than Hailee w/ 4x hill sprints after.

pm--2.25 Arrowhead Trail to check on the beast. No dice.

Nike Lunar Epic Oct. 2017 Miles: 7.75Brooks L6 Miles: 2.25
Weight: 0.00
Total Distance
5.75

am--2.25 Nice mixed group through my neighborhood.

pm--3.5 Run into the wind and sideways rain before the lightning came. 

Nike Pegasus 34 Miles: 2.25Hoka Clifton 6 Miles: 3.50
Weight: 0.00
Total Distance
5.75

pm--5.75 SC Parkway for a ladder workout at race pace. Good crew w/ Andrew. People learned about themselves today.

Brooks Launch 5 Miles: 5.75
Weight: 0.00
Total Distance
6.25

am--2.25 Some running around, enjoying company and acting foolish.

pm--4 Basically, Jacob Hamblin home and back before I had to skirt to class.

Nike Vomero NXR '17 Miles: 2.25Nike LunarEpic 2 Miles: 4.00
Weight: 0.00
Total Distance
6.75

am--3 Good run w/ 6x striders in the run. We had a nice coeducational group this morning.

pm--3.75 Frontside of Anasazi w/ Ben. He's a good dude and a knowledgeable coach.

NB 790 (Feb. 2015) Miles: 3.75Nike LunarEpic Miles: 3.002021 Trail Runs Miles: 1.00
Weight: 0.00
Total Distance
5.00

pm--5 Anasazi w/ the hound. She does well on a short leash. I'm also listening to a book called Sand Talk by Tyson Yunkaporta. Perfect desert book even if it's a bit wu.

2021 Trail Runs Miles: 1.00PV Speedgoat 4 Miles: 5.00
Weight: 0.00
Total Distance
8.50

am--2.25 Nice run w/ a big group. It's cooling off.

pm--6.25 Ran w/ some of the young bucks and ended up chatting w/ Kyler most of the time.

Hoka Clifton 6 Miles: 6.25Brooks L6 Miles: 2.25
Weight: 0.00
Total Distance
8.00

am--2.25 Decent run in the chilly drizzle. I love the morning crew.

pm--5.75 BYU workout w/ a new crew. It was a real workout for me. I missed the last pickup because one of the kids was having an asthma attack. It's fun to push.

I finished a quick, insightful read by George Leonard called Mastery. It's full of helpful stuff for life and athletics and vocations.

Nike LunarEpic 2 Miles: 5.75Books 2021 Miles: 1.00Brooks L6 Miles: 2.25
Weight: 0.00
Total Distance
6.50

am--2.5 Good run w/ the top crew.

pm--4 Along Sunset and down the bridge me path. Great co-ed group.

Brooks Launch 5 Miles: 4.00Brooks L6 Miles: 2.50
Weight: 0.00
Total Distance
5.25

am--5.25 SC Parkway w/ 6x striders towards the end. The group whittled down to Aspen, Eliza, Kyler, and I. They worked hard. The future of the team is in good hands.

Nike Vomero NXR '17 Miles: 5.25
Weight: 0.00
Total Distance
11.25

am--5.25 Interval work w/ 2x 1600 and 2x 800. I unexpectedly jumped in a group and hit 7:20, 7:04, 3:30, and 3:34. I haven't run like that for a while. It was fun to push. I was at the edge of pushing into something that would've got my lungs and mind panicked a bit. There are some kids making big leaps.

pm--6 Barrel Roll in a figure 8. My legs were a bit tired, but nature cures many ills.

Brooks L5 Miles: 5.252021 Trail Runs Miles: 1.00PV Speedgoat 4 Miles: 6.00
Weight: 0.00
Total Distance
6.50

am--6.5 Anasazi w/ Tom. Great convo today about his guided meditation.

INOV8 F-Lite 195 Miles: 6.502021 Trail Runs Miles: 1.00
Weight: 0.00
Total Distance
6.50

am--3.25 The neighborhood w/ 6x pickups. These always feel good even though speed seems to be a blessing of youth.

pm--3.25 A bit of Anasazi with the hound. As soon as I hit the trailhead, the sky started dumping. The dog had fun. We were both soaked by the end, and car is still mud scarred.

Hoka Speedgoat 4 Miles: 3.252021 Trail Runs Miles: 1.00Brooks L6 Miles: 3.25
Weight: 0.00
Total Distance
5.50

am--5.5 Nice progressive run up to the Canyons and back. It was chilly this wonderful morning of region. Girls placed 4th, and boys placed 3rd.

Nike Pegasus 34 Miles: 5.50
Weight: 0.00
Total Distance
7.00

am--2 Chill (in many ways) run w/ a small group. We spotted the tree of light.

pm--5 Vineyard w/ a mixed crew. I ended up talking to Victor about Mexico.

Hoka Clifton 6 Miles: 5.00Brooks L6 Miles: 2.00
Weight: 0.00
Total Distance
5.25

pm--5.25 Ran around the Heights w/ a good group of girls. 'Twas like 20 minutes after slamming 2 tacos. My stomach is getting better. I had to cut the run a few minutes short because of an endorsement class I'm taking.

ASICS Cumulus 23 Miles: 5.25
Weight: 0.00
Total Distance
8.25

am--2.25 Another nice run w/ the co-eds.

pm--6 Barrel Roll in the most traditional way possible. It was 80 degrees this afternoon.

NB 790 (Feb. 2015) Miles: 6.002021 Trail Runs Miles: 1.00ASICS Cumulus 23 Miles: 2.25
Weight: 0.00
Total Distance
11.00

am--5 Pine Valley run w/ a decent sized crew. It was not much colder than home, which was weird.

pm--6 Anasazi w/ Decker. It was nice catching up. 

2021 Trail Runs Miles: 1.00PV Speedgoat 4 Miles: 6.00ASICS Cumulus 23 Miles: 5.00
Weight: 0.00
Total Distance
5.75

pm--5.75 Anasazi w/ a little Chipmunk. I didn't run w/ the kids this afternoon because it seems like it would be a good day for them to work together on their own. I thought the weather might turn nasty on the run, but nothing but overcast skies and some wind at the end.

INOV8 F-Lite 195 Miles: 5.752021 Trail Runs Miles: 1.00
Weight: 0.00
Total Distance
1373.75
Nike LunarEpic Miles: 49.00Hoka Speedgoat 4 Miles: 136.002021 Trail Runs Miles: 111.00Nike Lunar Epic Oct. 2017 Miles: 43.25INOV8 F-Lite 195 Miles: 156.25Hoka Clayton Miles: 102.50Hoka Clifton 6 Miles: 117.75Brooks L5 Miles: 74.50Nike LunarEpic 2 Miles: 64.50NB 790 (Feb. 2015) Miles: 153.50Desert Canyons Miles: 31.50STB Miles: 16.50Books 2021 Miles: 39.00Nike Vomero NXR '17 Miles: 37.75Bike Miles Miles: 10.00Nike Pegasus 34 Miles: 50.00PV Speedgoat 4 Miles: 53.75NB 1400 Miles: 10.00Brooks Launch 5 Miles: 51.00Brooks L6 Miles: 168.50ASICS Cumulus 23 Miles: 12.50
Weight: 0.00
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