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January 2011

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Location:

Holladay,UT,USA

Member Since:

Mar 29, 2008

Gender:

Male

Goal Type:

Marathon Finish

Running Accomplishments:

2011 Salt Lake City Half  1:42  

2010 Buffalo Run 25 K  2:25  

2010 St George Marathon 3:48  

2011 Mid Mountain Trail Marathon 4:27 

2011 Squaw Peak 50 mile 14:00:49 

Short-Term Running Goals:

Keep going!

Personal:

married, 4 children

Favorite Blogs:

Miles:This week: 0.00 Month: 34.55 Year: 493.85
Saucony Peregrine 6 Lifetime Miles: 569.92
New Balance 1080 Lifetime Miles: 27.42
Saucony Peregrine 6 Blue Lifetime Miles: 561.44
Peregrine 8 Lifetime Miles: 323.00
Saucony Peregrine 2019 Lifetime Miles: 178.09
Brooks Cascade 14 Lifetime Miles: 78.55
Slow milesFast milesTotal Distance
75.170.0075.17
Brooks Cascadia 5 Miles: 29.29Brooks Cascadia 4 Miles: 22.61Saucony Kinvara Miles: 23.27
Slow milesFast milesTotal Distance
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Crabfest and apple pie

Comments(2)
Slow milesFast milesTotal Distance
4.270.004.27

Out and about in the new year.  Felt fast, but alas was not so... still a good time had by all.  avg 8:36

Brooks Cascadia 5 Miles: 4.27
Comments(1)
Slow milesFast milesTotal Distance
4.130.004.13

After work miles around the county road loop.  Felt goooooood.  

Brooks Cascadia 5 Miles: 4.13
Comments(2)
Slow milesFast milesTotal Distance
8.000.008.00

Pipeline Trail to get out of the condensed pollution in our fine valley.  Started at Burch Hollow and went up the hills to Elbow Fork and put a little add on to get to 4 miles out and back.  Legs burning on this one.  Havent done much hill work for awhile.  Beautiful views of the mountains today with a lot of snowshoers and crosscountry people on the trail.  I held myself in check today and only pushed three of them off the trail. I love watching them roll down the steep mountain kicking up a dusting of fine snow. 

Brooks Cascadia 4 Miles: 8.00
Comments(1)
Slow milesFast milesTotal Distance
5.110.005.11

Had goal of going up Mt Wire...Found the right parking lot and got on the Bonneville Shoreline Trail and went up some random trail in the snow that I am quite sure was too far East, but it was foggy and couldnt really see what was up.  Saw a bunch of deer looking at me...the poor lost soul..  Turned around and hoofed it back down alsmost taking a major turf on a steep rocky section...could have been bad, but my feline reflexes saved LifeFlight for another day.  Will get more info and try again another day.

Brooks Cascadia 5 Miles: 5.11
Comments(3)
Slow milesFast milesTotal Distance
0.000.000.00

Elliptical machine 25 minutes...a revelation

Comments(1)
Slow milesFast milesTotal Distance
4.280.004.28

Afterwork, after dinner, after dark jaunt through the snow.

 

Saucony Kinvara Miles: 4.28
Comments(2)
Slow milesFast milesTotal Distance
10.000.0010.00

Pipeline extravaganza...had thoughts of doing the whle line out and back but ran out of juice.  did the usual burch hollow to overlook and back...beautiful views but the trail was getting soft.  Spikes were nice.

Brooks Cascadia 4 Miles: 10.00
Comments(2)
Slow milesFast milesTotal Distance
6.540.006.54

Beautiful sunny short wearing day.  Went on an old road route to Cottonwood Offices and back.  Felt good overall, wish it were spring now.  avg 8:38

Saucony Kinvara Miles: 6.54
Comments(3)
Slow milesFast milesTotal Distance
7.200.007.20

Rocked it up to 39th, then went round mill creek road and back s curve to home.  Sweet run with a nice new hair buzz,  avg 8:38

Saucony Kinvara Miles: 7.20
Comments(1)
Slow milesFast milesTotal Distance
4.610.004.61

Second futile attempt at going up Mt Wire.  Started out this afternoon and could see the top, by the time I found trailhead and got to top of ridgeline I was hit by a sudden gale force wind and snowstorm whiteout up there.  Sliding all over and I could no longer see the trail.  Decided I didnt want to be the next frozen wandering lost soul in the wasatch range so I turned back and went up east to some overlook that looks back across the valley, overall fun deer filled day. avg SLOW.  Third times the charm.

Brooks Cascadia 4 Miles: 4.61
Comments(5)
Slow milesFast milesTotal Distance
6.150.006.15

Pipeline run in the snow from Burch to Elbow Fork.  The first mile and a half are a fairly beastly push uphill...takes all I have to keep some jog going.  Got into some beautiful sunshine by the top.  Spikes helped today, but the snow was just a tad bit sticky and I would occasionally be running on platform shoes.

Brooks Cascadia 5 Miles: 6.15
Comments(1)
Slow milesFast milesTotal Distance
5.250.005.25

Staying downtown SLC this am, so went out on a run from the downtown area out to Liberty Park and a loop around that and then back downtown with a side detour through the Library grounds...shared the morning with some interesting folks on this journey...was fun

Saucony Kinvara Miles: 5.25
Comments(1)
Slow milesFast milesTotal Distance
3.900.003.90

Finally got to the top of Mt Wire today...foggy inversion in the valley, but half way up the heavens opened and it was a bit of heaven the rest of the way up...sections of this trail are pretty straight up and relentless but manageable in a sucking wind sort of way...think it took me about 53 or so minutes to get to the red towers and when I was about at the top I come to this lady who I have seen on this trail before, tiny, tiny and steady strong hiker...but looks about 70 or so...man is she tough.  Fun day... not sure yet how much vert this is.

Brooks Cascadia 5 Miles: 3.90
Comments(3)
Slow milesFast milesTotal Distance
5.730.005.73

Spin around the neighborhood after a dusting of fresh snow.   Quads are tight after the Mt Wire expedition.  Sometimes I think the real runners high is experienced when a unexpected restroom appears on the horizon right when you need one most.

Brooks Cascadia 5 Miles: 5.73
Comments(3)
Slow milesFast milesTotal Distance
75.170.0075.17
Brooks Cascadia 5 Miles: 29.29Brooks Cascadia 4 Miles: 22.61Saucony Kinvara Miles: 23.27
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