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July 2011

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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: 7.40 Month: 21.49 Year: 21.49
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: 225.68
Brooks Cascade 14 Lifetime Miles: 123.26
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Cascadia 6 Miles: 72.53Saucony Kinvara Miles: 5.68
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Pipeline again up Church Fork and then to Rattlesnake Gulch and back...speaking  of rattlesnakes, I almost stepped on a young 18 incher that was lounging across this heavily used trail...scared me no lie...I am a bit freaked out by snakes truth be told...I always wonder what exactly I would do if I got bit while alone on a trail several miles from the car... keep going I guess.  The run itself was a bit improved but I cant shake the feeling that my legs are just swollen and fatigued...not "hungry"... I think the Squaw 50 has set me back 2 years in my stamina for some reason.

Cascadia 6 Miles: 5.34
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Heat fest on the pavement to Old Mill and Back, but it was good because I was able to maintain a steady slow pace without blowing up until about mile 6.  Felt like the running may slowly come back to me.  Arms sore from some water skiing at Pineview yesterday with Oreo, hairdog and Josh....Nice

Cascadia 6 Miles: 6.50
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Tried a new trail up Millcreek Canyon.  I started at the canyon road by the terraces campground and went up the road and then up the Terraces trail to Elbow Fork.  With some side trails I did, this was a 3.3 mile venture and then I went down pipeline to Burch Hollow then back to car.  The Terraces trail is basically a up and over which had more ups than I was led to believe but ran a bunch and walked a bunch, often walked just because there are points where the green ground cover under towering pines on a steep slope are stunning and I just wanted to soak it in.  Took 1:20 for the loop.

Cascadia 6 Miles: 6.53
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Pipeline 4 down and 4 back without snakes this time.  Canyon is gorgeous.  Butt hurting in the old sciatica spot...  Great to be alive.  Longest since Squaw...I could tell..8:45 to 9:45

Cascadia 6 Miles: 8.34
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Pipeline from Burch Hollow up to Elbow Fork and back.  Felt good on the back down for a 7:34 mile down the switchback...then yardwork all afternoon Yaay

Cascadia 6 Miles: 6.07
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This has been one of those rare great days that seems to have been unusually long...with lots of entertainment, but also relaxation and it seems to last forever...you know what I mean...or is this peculiar to me?  

 Early morning waterski on Pine View with Oreo and Hairdog.  Then trailrun with Oreo up Wheelers/ Icebox toward Maples...I was kind of sucking sand while on the climb up...legs still fatigued for some reason...  Oreo having to pull me up in slipstream...was faster and funner on the downhill, especially through icebox.

Then relax with the family and some pool time...then Harry Potter 7 with the kids and it is still only 730...cool day 

Cascadia 6 Miles: 6.90
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Pipeline, burch creek to overlook and back... passed two big dog parties...must have been 10 in each group. No attacks though I have noticed that I am seeing more unattended dog crap on the trail this year than last...sucks.  Run was nice slowish pace, just wanted to keep in a total aerobic zone and see if I blew up or not...mostly did it although I definitely still have more trouble since Squaw... I think I just need some more consistent build up miles.  In honor of Oreo... one bunny sighting as well.

Cascadia 6 Miles: 9.40
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Neighborhood pavement sweaty hot junk miles...need to get some distance back in my body.

Saucony Kinvara Miles: 5.68
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Big T***y Loop.  Went out after a night of call before the weather turned too hot.  This loop goes up 45th south to wasatch.  Was able to keep a pace up that bugga but then just nice easy pace rest of way with most miles between 8:30 and 9:00...tired and done at the end...marathon seems distant again.

Cascadia 6 Miles: 8.25
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just a nibble

Cascadia 6 Miles: 3.00
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Cant believe it...I went to run up Mt Wire and I wasnt even out of the parking area yet and I about stepped on a rattlesnake...it was rattling like crazy luckily when I got close...this freaked me out so I ran the Bonneville shoreline with a "hill" instead... I am a wuss with snakes... hot mother of a sweaty day as well.  Fun stuff.

Cascadia 6 Miles: 4.20
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Seemed like 12...and at a slow 9:09 avg pace to boot...longing for the day when 8:30 was my standard "slow pace"....anyway, happy to be out and alive on a beautiful Friday morning with no worries of snakes either

Cascadia 6 Miles: 8.00
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Cascadia 6 Miles: 72.53Saucony Kinvara Miles: 5.68
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