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Location:

South Jordan,UT,United States

Member Since:

Feb 04, 2008

Gender:

Male

Goal Type:

Local Elite

Running Accomplishments:

2010 Ogden Half Marathon 1st overall

2010 Bryce Canyon Half 2nd overall 1:12

2010 St. George Marathon 10th overall

2011 American Fork Half marathon 1st overall New PR 1:10:37

2012-Mt. Nebo Half 1:08:00

 

 

 

 

 2009 St. George Marathon 11th overall 2:31:43

2009 Ogden Marathon 4th place overall

2008 St. George Marathon 2:40:46 18th overall

2008 Tou Half 1:14:35 7th overall

2008 Bear Lake Half marathon 1st place Win. Set Course record.

2008 Provo river Half  PR 1:13:28

2008 Boston Marathon 2:49--Beat Lance Armstrong by 2 minutes.

2008 Ogden Marathon 10th overall.

Ragnar Relay Del Sol 2008--1st Place Team Overall. Set new course record! 17 hours 4 minutes 5.38 average pace per mile!

Ragnar Relay Wasatch Back 2008--2nd Place Team overall. 17 hours 54 minutes.

2007 Top of Utah 1/2 Marathon 1:14 4th overall

2007 Wasatch Back Relay 3rd team overall---Very Fun!

Boston, Rock & Roll Arizona, Carlsbad are my favorite marathons.

2007 St. George Marathon 2:40 with puking!39th overall

 

 

 

 

Short-Term Running Goals:

My short term goals are to stick to a good regime.

To bring my marathon pr down in mid 2:30's

World Championship Maters Marathon July 17, 2011

USATFLDR Competition Series: Stiders Half, Salt Lake Half, Hobblecreek Half, Heart of Holiday 5k, Running with Leopards 5k, Draper Days 5k, Minuteman 5k, Top of Utah Half.

Great Potato Half marathon--Boise

Running with Ed 41 mile relay. Team Probar

St. George Marathon 2011

Get Sponsors and make money in Masters.

Sponsors so far:

Probar, St. George Running Center

 

 

Long-Term Running Goals:


My long term goals are to beat sasha.

To get my marathon time to 2:20's

 

Personal:

I have three girls-Sarah, Brooke, and Bailey and a baby boy born in Jan. 2010 named Boston. I own a Concrete Construction company called Quality Footings and Foundations. If any of my fellow bloggers are in need of concrete work just drop me a line or call 801-381-7089 I'll give you the friendly runner discount. Its hard work thats why between work and running I maintain my girlish figure! I own the American Flyers Race Pacers which is on Facebook to join. www.americanflyersracepacers.com 

Favorite Blogs:

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.

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first running attempt since February 17th. Post operation on my rotator cuff. My shoulder is super sore and still have no rotation in my shoulder. Just getting miles in. Ran someday on dirt canal road with Bethany. 8 minute average. 

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From steve ash on Mon, Jun 12, 2017 at 13:18:10 from 67.2.220.174

Good to see you post again Walter. Your a tough hombre.. Get well and keep it going.

From Walter on Mon, Jun 12, 2017 at 13:39:01 from 63.248.133.36

Thanks Steve. It's progress. I signed up for the SOB 50k in Oregon. I only have 40 days to try and get in semi decent shape.

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Had a busy couple days. Got 4 in this morning before PT and then I'm driving up to Bear lake to pickup a boat and then To Draper to certify the Draper Daud 5k. All while staying awake. 

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Ran with Bethany up Elk Ridge on about 3 miles of incline. The rest was drop and flat. Feels good to be mingling with the running community again.

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ran up the Lake Blanche trail to the lake and then around a bit.  Saw Justin Park up there and got some cool pictures. Awesome tough trail run! Getting ready for SOB.  

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Bethany and I ran from our hotel in Newport Beach  California to the Newport Temple.  Man the grounds are kept up awesome there. Yesterday we were at 8750'. Today we are at 48'. Huge difference! 

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my whole run was miserable. It was humid and rough. I'm just glad it's over. 

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overcast and humid here in San Diego. My legs are finally getting used to the miles. 

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tried to find my way around the Shelter Island. Kept running into dead ends and the military base. Ended up going up steep inclines that eventually ended without signs telling me. Humid assed run! 

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finally back home in Salem. I ran the canal trail the whole way on dirt out and back with my wife Bethany. 

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Race: AF 5k (3.11 Miles) 00:33:03
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I took Boston, my 7 year old and my two step daughters , Rachael and Brie to the 5k. I still cannot race with my shoulder. I ran with Boston the whole way. It was fun. He out sprinted me at the end to nip my time by .07 seconds. Total photo finish! He is a hoot!

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Ran around Salem with the little lady this morning. We ran a 7.37 pace. 

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Got a late start. Pushed some hills from the start and my legs felt heavy.  Got to the top of elk ridge hills at 3 and had a nice drop of 2 miles. Then 3 flat. Average was 7;45. Getting back in the saddle is slow and go. Still don't have half of my shoulders rotation. Yet. Getting nervous for some of these races I signed up for. 

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Ran from the trail head of Mt. Loafer to the top with Bethany. Awesome views and scenery for sure! 3000' rise.

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Ran 12 trail miles here at East Glacier up to Cobalt lake and back. 2 hours up 1 hour down. Then we drove to the rode to the going to the sun road and hiked a mile and then ecame down west glacier and ran along Lake McDonald 4 miles out and back to get 20.  It's so gorgeous here!! Ran with my wife of 11 months Bethany.  

 

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ran from the loop on Going To The Sun up to the Chalet here in Glacier NP. 2200' rise in 4 miles then back down for 8. Then went up to Logan Pass and ran 6 more to hidden lake. 2 miles were in snow. Saw an adult Grizzly bear a day bunch of mountain goats. 

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From jtshad on Wed, Jul 05, 2017 at 06:48:02 from 141.221.191.225

Looks like a great trip!

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did a downhill workout to get my legs going for the first time this year.  I ran 12.25 in 1:08 which is around 6:03 pace. I maintained 5:30's for 5 and then felt sick. Probably from junk food and travel all day yesterday. Work in progress. 

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biked 

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Race: Bryce Canyon Half (13.1 Miles) 01:19:25, Place overall: 9, Place in age division: 1
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first race post op on the shoulder. Man I cannot believe what a role your shoulder has in running. Every time I tried getting in a rhythm it's like watching myself in slow motion. My gate was off and twisted. I had no arm rotation. It was frustrating. I did manage a 6:03 pace but my fast miles I couldn't get below 5:29.  When I winthis race a few years ago my fast miles were 4:40-4:55 for 4 miles. It was fun to watch Brett Hales tear it up! My first mile was 6:04 which surprised me because I was really breathing  hard.  It is at 7500' though.  I needed this wake up call. Get my butt to work. 

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From Donald Davis on Mon, Jul 10, 2017 at 20:54:16 from 160.3.134.40

Wow! Awesome job! Even with the shoulder issues, you still had time to take a nap at the end before I finished haha! Hope the shoulder heals up nicely for future racing.

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Ran from Bethany's parents house here in Ashland Oregon right onto some cool trails that lead onward and upward to the Pacific Crest Trail.  I ran 4.5 out and back. Good run. Great temps and awesome company. 

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From Nancy on Mon, Jul 17, 2017 at 14:22:08 from 174.52.38.39

I bet Oregon is a nice cool place to run in the summer.

Race: SOB (31.07 Miles) 05:07:03, Place overall: 20, Place in age division: 2
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Started this race skeptical as I had  stomach issues this morning. I was contemplating switching to the 15k. I lined up at the 50k start and off we went. It's starts on an asphalt road the first 1/4 mile. We were at a 6:30 pace. It then hit a logging road that dropped for a half mile. We were then at  a 6.00 pace. We hit the single track and my first mile was 6:30. I immediately settled back to trail pace of 8:00 and watched Hayden fade away with a couple others with him. I made it to the first aid station around 4.7 miles and got water and a few potato chips. I felt ok until mile 5.5 and my stomach started churning. I slowed and let a few pass me and got to a long downhill section so I got into a groove and planned on stopping at the second aid station 4 miles from the first. When I got there I felt fine so I kept going. I only made it 1/2 mile and had to stop and walk and make a plan in my head to go off the trail for an emergency pit stop. But a guy in a green shirt asked what I needed and gave me a big white stomach pill. I chewed it and Immediately felt the urge go away. I started running up a log road and passed the guy up thanking him. At mile 12 I caught DeeDee who was running the 50 miler that started an hour earlier. At mile 14 I caught up to Bethany's dad. The third aid station was 14.6 and I stopped and made my deposit at the porta potti. I felt a lot better. I got some salt tablets and ibuprofen from Bethany's dad and this is where the 50 mile splits from the 50k. We were back on a logging road. It went up a bit and then finally started dropping. I made it to about mile 20 when I had a small twig go in my shoe and start reeking havoc on my toes. I stopped and took my shoe and sock off. I made it back to the 4th aid which was the same as the 2nd. I decided to switch out of my shoes. I took my saucony trail shoes and switched to hoka's. This was the best decision I made in the race. I felt amazing. My feet weren't slapping the ground anymore and my speed on the drop parts got better. This section from mile 8.6 to mile 4.6 is murder! I walked about 3.5 miles of it. I couldn't run at all. Every time I tried a slow shuffle it was as fast as my power hike. Frustrating but I had a week or two of training in front of this race so I didn't have huge hopes anyway. I made it to the last aid which had a coke and sprite. I drank both. Ate potatoes and pickles and took some electrolyte pills. I then thanked the awesome crew helping out and proceeded up the last little up parts. As soon as it dropped I got into a Rhythm and passed 4 people. I ran behind a guy from California and we talked for a couple miles. He was cramping up bad. I then was on my own as I hit the last down hill part. I got to the logging  road that goes up a half mile until the paved road. I was then dropping down to the finish and the road felt awesome. I made it in to the finish. My first Trail race! First race over a marathon distance! I ended up 20th over all, 2nd master and my time was 5:07. 9:53 per mile pace. A little less than 6,000' elevation rise. Amazing scenery on the Pacific Crest Trail! Lots of hikers on it and campers. No I didn't see Reese Witherspoon. 

 

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 Started at 5:30 AM on the north rim of the Grand Canyon. 54 degrees and perfect temps. Only 2 miles to not the run it was warm! Bethany and I ran down to the ranch making it there at 8:30 AM. We rested 10 minutes and then we went up south Kaibab direction. It was heating up quick and super humid. We were expecting a rain storm by 11 am to cool the canyon down 20 degrees. But it never happened. We were only 2 miles up South Kaibab which has no water aid. We were sweating profusely and drinking too much. I made a call for myself as well as Bethany to turn around and head back. By the time we hit the ranch it was 11. We ate and grabbed a couple lemonades. I could feel the heat kicking in and knew we had to get going. We started up the north rim with a slow jog through the rollers and steady up hill. Every time we would hit a steep climb my stomache would start churning. About 4 miles up I was puking. I knew I needed to get to Cottonwood for water. When I got there I literally bathed in the water. It felt good. Then the next mile and a half was getting to the next ranger station stop before the hellacious up hill battle of 6 remaining miles. I ended up drinking a coke which made me puke again. I took salt capsules and whatever I could. We started the death march up the steep switch backs. I was making it a half mile at a time then went to quarter miles and then tenths. I made it to the 2 mile mark to go and let the water fountain got my head for several minutes. Then power hiked those last miles out. We heard a cougar or mountain lion hiss at us at a mile to go which woke me up a bit. Reached the top and was relieved. I won't do this canyon in this heat ever again. I respect this place and know my limits. I'm glad I listened to my body and turned when I did.  I was bummed the weather wasn't the projected temps of 70 at the top and 85 at the bottom. It was well into the 100's at the bottom and in the 90's the rest of the way up the north side. 

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7 morning mikes here in Rexburg, Idaho. 

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From jtshad on Mon, Aug 07, 2017 at 10:26:24 from 141.221.191.225

Whatcha doing in Rexburg? In my neighborhood and not even a hello?

Hope you are well!

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Ran payson canyon with bethany and friends. 

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4 miles with Boston. He ride I ran. 

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Race: Top Of Utah marathon (26.2 Miles) 03:04:20, Place overall: 18, Place in age division: 3
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i did something I didn't think I'd be able to do. Run a marathon with very little training.  Coming off a surgery on my shoulder and only getting a few runs in before this was my base. I started the race feeling decent. I hit my first mile right at 6:05 behind Sasha and Nan Kennard. I was mentally scared at this point of crashing hard at the end so I decided to drop back to a 6:30 pace. It felt perfect. At mile 6 or 7 I started getting stomach issues so I stopped for a pooper break. I was 10th overall at that point and when I came out I counted 10 more runners. I worked on them one at a time without looking at my watch and realized later I was hitting 5:55 pace. Oops. I passed Alison, the second women at mile 9 I believe and talked with her for a bit. She ended up running off the course and got DQ'd which sucked. As I finally got up to the 12th spot I started feeling a second bout of stomach issues. So I stopped at mile 16 and did my business. After I got going about mile 18 I was back in a rythym. Then the incline came and dropped me to my knees. It's amazing how everything goes well and two minutes later you feel death coming. Everything from there was a blur and my 2:50 ended up being 3:04  I was lucky enough to go home with 150 Cash and a  cool moose trophy.

 

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11 shake off miles with Bethany around Salem. Very nice morning and crazy to see Mt. Nebo got snow capped!

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From Burt on Sun, Sep 17, 2017 at 10:05:43 from 70.176.85.97

You got snow capped!

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