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February 2012

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Member Since:

Mar 29, 2008



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!


married, 4 children

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Miles:This week: 0.00 Month: 0.00 Year: 509.95
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: 192.19
Brooks Cascade 14 Lifetime Miles: 80.55
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Brooks PureCadence Miles: 55.19Cascadia 6 Big Miles: 22.21
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Jaunt through the palm trees in the early morning trade winds

Brooks PureCadence Miles: 5.25
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Brooks PureCadence Miles: 4.00
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Back to work...  Paradise must end sometime I guess.  Amazingly warm here though for February.  I dont know what is wrong with me but I have been enjoying more road miles than I should be.

Brooks PureCadence Miles: 5.27
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Drove up to O town because I had a couple hours to kill and had a perfect trail run with Oreo in the lead and Hairdog  on the caboose.  Light snow and relatively dry trail.  Fun times...thanks guys.

Cascadia 6 Big Miles: 7.51
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Going to ride the road mile urge just a bit longer as the trails I usually run are in a sloppy state.  Wanted to get into double digits to make Oreo nervous.  Ran up past Old Mill to Porcupine Grill then up to Wasatch Blvd going South.  Taking it at a steady pace until hot runner chicka passed me motoring...held on following her for a a couple miles but couldnt keep pace. haha. Noticed some people going on a trail near Mt Oly trailhead that follows Wasatch..so I bailed onto it and enjoyed sweet dirt for a while until it dumped us out above 45th or so.  Ran through Mt Oly neighborhoods to 39th then down to 27th and back home.  Nice loop.  Longest miles in a while.  Felt good until lack of energy closing in at mile 11.5.  Need to get a few of these in before Ogden Marathon just to know I can do it again.  Fun casual day.

Brooks PureCadence Miles: 13.00
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No pressure, No hype... just rolling 

Brooks PureCadence Miles: 5.50
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Havent done this route for awhile, but wanted to see the view at the base of Neffs Canyon so 3.5 miles up to the canyon and 3.5 back down.  Could not keep it at running pace all the way up there, partially due to mental laxity, but kept it fun.  Beautiful view.

Brooks PureCadence Miles: 7.00
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Tried out upper Pipeline from Burch Hollow to Elbow Fork.  First 1.5 miles had moments of mudfest but the second half to Elbow Fork is sweet single track and is one of the best 1.5 mile stretches of trail we have around.  So beautiful and the least crowded part of the trail to boot.  Sunny day with great views... 

Cascadia 6 Big Miles: 6.40
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Ski day at Snow Basin with HD and fam.  Did some Hairdog trail hiking to top of ridge and down the Circ above middle bowl.  Fun stuff, beautiful day.

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Spin around the hood.  Post call buried feeling...so short but sweet

Brooks PureCadence Miles: 4.07
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Always wanted to see more of the BST on the north of SLC so drove to trailhead at City Creek and ran East up the hill trail.  Ran for 4 miles or so winding around on various trails on East Bench.  There are trails criss crossing all over the place so not sure I was even on the main BST all of the time.  Beautiful clear views over SLC, Capital Bldg and UofU.  Trail in mostly good shape with a few mud bog areas.  Coming done almost ate it though on a shaded stretch of pure ice, slid for about 15 feet and somehow stayed up.  Fun times.

Cascadia 6 Big Miles: 8.30
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Felt kinda crappy on this late afternoon neighborhood run...very likely this was because my son Will and I went on a Donut hunting adventure and drove out to Dunford Donuts home in West Jordan.  It was a donut free for all.  Also on a whim we finished it off with a  Quarter Pounder with cheese for my first McDonalds in about 10 years...first few bites pretty dang awesome...by the last few you start noticing some serious energy sucking going on.  Haha, back to real food I guess.

Brooks PureCadence Miles: 6.20
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Was trying to make it up to O town for a trail run...but to no avail.  Went on a casual neighborhood jaunt.  Just doing what the body says I can do.

Brooks PureCadence Miles: 4.90
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Brooks PureCadence Miles: 55.19Cascadia 6 Big Miles: 22.21
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