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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: 4.70 Month: 39.25 Year: 498.55
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: 182.79
Brooks Cascade 14 Lifetime Miles: 78.55
Slow milesFast milesTotal Distance
Cascadia 6 Big Miles: 63.89Brooks PureCadence Miles: 24.31Cascadia 6 Miles: 6.62
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Blindingly slow and peaceful run up 45th over to Mill Creek and back.  Was pavement but felt like trail as was snow covered road and trees and had a lack of people and traffic.  Cool.

Cascadia 6 Big Miles: 7.15
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Reverse Big T loop with the BST portion by Mt Oly thrown in.  avg 9:01  THis loop has some decent vert albeit road junk...so hard to tell.  Anyway..was good times.

Cascadia 6 Big Miles: 11.42
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Road miles around the Parleys trail system of biking overpasses and jaunt around Suicide Rock.  sketch place down in there...just wanted to see how all those connection hook together

Cascadia 6 Big Miles: 6.85
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Spring type day.  Ventured to Pipeline Overlook via Rattlesnake Gulch ascent...I could tell I havent been hitting much vert lately as I could not continue the jog mode on that .6 miles as far as usual.  Overlook was gorgeous.  No one else on that part of trail, snowy mt olympus view stunning... Ran back to Church Fork area on muddy sloppy trail and went down there to the road to loop back to the car without the mud.  Fun and tired  run.

Cascadia 6 Big Miles: 6.80
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Is the term a "Butt Long Way" in the American measurement system or Metric?  I am not sure why this phrase always enters my head about mile 5 on any run that I do...but it does and it does not encourage me about my 25K Buffalo...I initially was going to try to train for speed on this...but after todays Reverse Big T loop I think my usual survival shufflings will have to suffice.  Beautiful Sunny warm day

Brooks PureCadence Miles: 10.00
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Early run for me...8am...haha.  Just a neighborhood loop dodging the garbage man and school bus.  Threw in some hills, tried to push it on the ups a few times...maybe try and hit a trail this afternoon if I can.

Brooks PureCadence Miles: 6.46
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Bells Canyon Reservoir became my treadmill today.  I started out on the Little Cottonwood side parking lot and ran the great switchback entry to the lake and then did a loop around figuring I would go down to the gully trails, but the day was so nice and no one was around and the views up Bells Canyon are always stunning...so I just kept looping the lake which is just under a mile loop.  I repeated 7-8 times and with some offshoots and headed back.  Beautiful day at a very slow pace.  Made me happy which was great because I started out pissed for some reason.

Cascadia 6 Big Miles: 10.09
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Snowing again.  Run to Old Mill Corporate area and took a joyful run through the snow of the huge lawn area in front.  Views of the Mountains were inspiring and felt relatively good today back in the cool weather. No lie though last week in the 60's was nice.

Cascadia 6 Miles: 6.62
Race: Buffalo Run 25K (16.5 Miles) 02:32:29, Place overall: 54, Place in age division: 9
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Beautiful sunny day out on the island with a few hundred cool runners.  Today I was hoping to break my fastest time on this course which I did not, however I felt strong today and I think the course is about .5 mile longer secondary to a start/finish area change.  I really love this course and how it is set up with the hardest steeper section in the middle third of the race and most of last 4 miles downish.

I also decided to not use Gu as it always make my stomach churn and I just sipped on a handheld of flat Coke about a swallow a mile which fit the bill just fine for this distance and time. 

Splits going up the first long switches 9:21, 10:26, 9:10  felt good here just keeping tucked in behind Oreo so he wouldnt see me, plus keeping him in eyeshot gave me some extra motivation to keep the pace strong.   Next two miles down hill 8:06, 8:05.  Then the push up the steep to Elephant Head aid station 10:15.  Caught up with Oreo here and I was feeling strong and had preplanned to try and do the downhill fast as I could  6:55.  Settled in behind a strong runnergirl for mile 8 at 9:51, then 10:35 going up the switches, which I love and just seem to fit my eye. I was lucky to get ahead of the horsetrain that Oreo got behind and I was really happy to be able to keep a running pace up the whole incline.  Mile 10 9:40

Mile 11 though 16 8:51, 9:11, 10:41, 8:22, 9:04, 8:44  I also took 600 of Ibuprofen at the aid and that help stave off the usual hip pain I get the last 5 miles.  Didnt stop my clock so I dont have the split on the last .5.

Had 3 brothers running this one.  Would have been fun to see if Oreo could have caught me the last 5 if he didnt loose his lunch.  Hes a beast when hes feeling good.  Hairdog finished strong and Fritz survived to tell the tale...barely.

Was a fun day on the island. 

Cascadia 6 Big Miles: 16.50
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Few laps around Bell's Canyon Res...passed a group of 3 older gents 3 times.  On the third loop one of them asked if I was part of some team or something...I said "no...just having fun"  They thought that was the funniest thing they ever heard.  Trail is in great shape..Dry.  Bugs are starting to come out though.  I did my first full on bug swallow of the year...flew right on down.   Good times.

Cascadia 6 Big Miles: 5.08
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Slow sauce today, which was just fine on this summery day...23rd to Millcreek loop.  Clip Clop pace.  I think I should get credit for a couple more miles though as crazy wind in the face for last few.

Brooks PureCadence Miles: 7.85
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Cascadia 6 Big Miles: 63.89Brooks PureCadence Miles: 24.31Cascadia 6 Miles: 6.62
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