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December 06, 2022

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Member Since:

Nov 09, 2007



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Running Accomplishments:

  • 5k PR - 18:48 (7/04/08)
  • 8K PR - 33:46 (5/19/07, on trails)
  • 10k PR - I have not run a competitive 10K yet.
  • 12K PR - 50:10 (8/09/08)
  • 15K PR - 1:04:52 (3/22/08)
  • Marathon - Have run 1 trail marathon, (Grand Island) 3:55 (July 2007)
  • Ultra Marathons -
  • Farmdale 33.5 miles, 10/08 - 6:08
  • Riddle Run 28 Miles, 01/09 - 5:35 (run in 2-3 inches of snow)
  • Devil's Lake 50k, 07/09 - 6:22
  • Howl at the Moon 8 hour, 08/09 - 39.98 miles
  • North Country Trail Run 50 miles, 09/09 - 9:44
  • Farmdale 32 miles, 10/09 - 5:45
  • McNotAgain 30 Miles, 10/09 - 5:50
  • Red Rock Canyon Half, Las Vegas, 06/12 - 2:15

Short-Term Running Goals:

Keep running in the winter - 1st year in Eugene - fun!

Long-Term Running Goals:

Keep on Keeping on..


Moved to Eugene in Autumn, 2012 - Track city USA!

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Weather - 12 degrees, clear, windy.

Was kind of fearing the cold today for my run, so I threw on 5 shirts, long underwear/sweats, 2 hats, mittens, face protector, and hoped for the best as I ran to Busey Woods.

I decided to wear my new cross country shoes for the first time (minus the spikes), they felt comfortable, and once I got into the woods I ran effortlessly around and around, feeling like a music chord lost in a Philip Glass composition.

Snow on the ground, bare, blackened trees rushing by, patches of washed out blue settling into the frozen trails. I found my flow, and ended up running 13 x 1 mile loops, for a total of 15 miles.

It felt good to soak in a hot tub when I finally got home, allowing myself to thaw as I focused on my feeling of health and strength which is so wonderful to experience.


From JD on Tue, Jan 13, 2009 at 21:25:27

"...feeling like a music chord lost in a Philip Glass composition.", that's awesome.

It just occurred to me that the number at the bottom of your blogs might represent your running streak.

From The Howling Commando on Wed, Jan 14, 2009 at 09:17:39

13 x 1 mile loops.. you're ready for one of those crazy 48 hr circuit races! :p

I agree that after a long run it is nice to soak in a hottub like you did and thaw out! Super run buddy!

From JimF on Wed, Jan 14, 2009 at 20:12:03

Another great run this week. Awesome getting outside in some pretty rough weather.

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