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January 2013

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Location:

Clinton,UT,US

Member Since:

Mar 06, 2008

Gender:

Male

Goal Type:

Other

Running Accomplishments:

Ogden Marathon - 2004 - 4:15, 2015 - 4:43:44, 2017 - I Finished

Salt Lake City Half - 2008 - 2:05:18

Ogden Half - 2008 - 2:03:45, 2013 - 1:48:51, 2014 - 1:45:35, 2016, 2018

Buffalo 25K - 2015 - 3:13:00 (Walking Pneumonia), 2016 25K

N.O. Limits Half - 2015 - 2:18:01

East Canyon Half - 2016 

Hunstville Half - 2015, 2016, 2017

 

Short-Term Running Goals:

Keep running to stay in shape and throw in a race here and there when I feel like it.

Long-Term Running Goals:

Keep running to stay healthy.

Personal:

“Great things are not accomplished by those who yield to trends and fads and popular opinion.”

Jack Kerouac

Favorite Blogs:

Miles:This week: 22.40 Month: 78.40 Year: 78.40
Saucony Ride 7 GTX Lifetime Miles: 241.00
Brooks Levitate 2 Lifetime Miles: 193.00
Saucony Kinvara 8 Lifetime Miles: 146.50
Nike Next% Lifetime Miles: 48.60
Saucing Perigrine Green Lifetime Miles: 11.70
Brooks Cascadia 10 Lifetime Miles: 6.20
Nike Zoom Pegasus Turbo 2 Lifetime Miles: 88.50
Saucony Ride 10 Lifetime Miles: 60.80
Nike Zoom Fly 3 Lifetime Miles: 36.70
Total Distance
209.25
New Balance Minimus Trail Miles: 8.50Kinvara 4 GTX Miles: 186.00Brooks Pure Flow Miles: 8.50Altra Instinct Red Miles: 6.25
Total Distance
8.50

Happy New Year!  Didn't get out at my normal time this morning, in fact I don't really remember turning my alarm off at 5:35.  Got out at about 11:30am or so, it was 28 degrees a freakin warm front.  At about 6.5 a big cloud rolled over and I got snowed on for the 5th day in a row.

New Balance Minimus Trail Miles: 8.50
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Total Distance
10.00

14 degrees, snow again for the sixth day in a row, and an Inversion.  January is not my favorite time, not much more to say.

Kinvara 4 GTX Miles: 10.00
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Total Distance
8.50

Just when I thought January couldn't get ANY better....7 degrees and inversion again today.  On the bright side no snow/freezing fog today, wahoo!  Halfway through I tried to take a drink from my bottles and they were both pretty much frozen.

Brooks Pure Flow Miles: 8.50
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10.00

Good run as far as the run went this morning, I'll pass on the 6 degrees and dirty air...if only I could.

Kinvara 4 GTX Miles: 10.00
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13.60

Made myself get up and out the door this morning, it was 9 degrees but it felt colder.  Had to detour .5 to go back home to make sure my daughter was up because I didn't see any lights on so she could get to school.  Good thing she was sleeping, even though I got the attitude from her.

Kinvara 4 GTX Miles: 13.60
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Total Distance
8.50

Wow, kinda sad when 25 feels nice and warm for a change.  Good run this morning felt good hopefully it's done with the 7-15 degree stuff.  Now to clear the air out...

Kinvara 4 GTX Miles: 8.50
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10.00

The air seemed to take a turn for the worse today but it supposed to clear out tonight, here's hoping.  I may have to hit the TM if it stays this bad.  Good run this morning, felt good and just cruised.

Kinvara 4 GTX Miles: 10.00
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Total Distance
10.50

CLEAN AIR!!!!!! Nice morning at 38 but a little windy, I'll take it.  I'm afraid looking at the weather forecast that we're going to pay for our little nice morning transgression.  Tired today, what's up with that I figure it was running into the wind.  Now my legs feel a little hammered.

Kinvara 4 GTX Miles: 10.50
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8.50

Lots of snow on Friday with unplowed roads and mentally I wasn't there for a TM run so I took a day off.  Got up this morning after mentally preparing for the TM and went for it.  Set it at 7 and cruised.  Watched a couple episodes of Pawn Stars.

Kinvara 4 GTX Miles: 8.50
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13.10

-2 out this morning so half marathon Monday moved indoors to the TM for some real torture.  Got it done this morning that's about it.  Watched Vertigo with Jimmy Stewart and Kim Novak this morning, kinda weird but a really good movie.

Kinvara 4 GTX Miles: 13.10
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8.50

Back outside in a BALMY 14 degrees.  Good run on mostly clear road, probably 30% or so on packed snow/ice.  So not my fastest effort but ok anyway.

Kinvara 4 GTX Miles: 8.50
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10.00

10 miles on a busy traffic morning, not sure why today was so busy.  Probably because the shoulders on the road are snowy/slushy/icy and I had to keep jumping off the clear part of the road when cars came.  Anyway good run, didn't wear a hat today and ended up with sweat frozen hair...yummy!

Kinvara 4 GTX Miles: 10.00
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8.50

Had some late night work alerts to deal with until about 1AM so when the alarm went off at 5:30 I switched it off and rolled over.  Finally got out about 9 or so for a cold run.  I've decided to have an daily acronym for this month...OLJRTG (One Less January Run To Go).  I think it's pretty self explanatory.  I'm not creative enough to actually have it make sense but it works for me.

Kinvara 4 GTX Miles: 8.50
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Total Distance
10.00

It felt really cold this morning, inversion cold seems colder to me.  Stupid inversion...OLJRTG!

Kinvara 4 GTX Miles: 10.00
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13.20

Decided to run on the TM for my long run this week since the air looks absolutely horrid outside.  We could have another week of this inversion.  So not much to say about 13.2 on a TM but I got it done.  OLJRTG

Kinvara 4 GTX Miles: 13.20
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10.00

Hopefully the last run in the super cold really bad air today.  OLJRTG!

Kinvara 4 GTX Miles: 10.00
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10.00

10 of the hardest TM miles I've ever run.  Not sure what was up today but I felt nauseous and shaky and had to force myself to get 10 done.  I haven't been eating much this week and not sleeping well and I've lost 7-8 pounds so I assume that's it.  But as bad as things have been for me this week they took a turn for the better last night.

Kinvara 4 GTX Miles: 10.00
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Total Distance
13.10

Snow, snow and more snow.  Trudged out into the snowy roads this morning for a tiring run on snow packed/slushy/icy surface.  No speed records today but it was still better than a TM run.  Good test for the GTX's today, my feet stayed dry.

Kinvara 4 GTX Miles: 13.10
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Total Distance
6.25

Snowing very had and the roads were a mess on top of that I had to be to work early to goto SLC for training so....no morning run.  Got home and guilted myself into a TM 10k before Justified came on.

Altra Instinct Red Miles: 6.25
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Total Distance
10.00

Broken record...more snow and the roads were a mess but I couldn't do another TM run.  Very exhausting 10 miles today on sandy snow.  Another good test for the GTX's, feet stayed dry.  Looks like a need to get me a pair of shoes with Gortex.

Kinvara 4 GTX Miles: 10.00
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Total Distance
8.50

Thoughtful run this moring, had a lot on my mind.

Kinvara 4 GTX Miles: 8.50
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Total Distance
209.25
New Balance Minimus Trail Miles: 8.50Kinvara 4 GTX Miles: 186.00Brooks Pure Flow Miles: 8.50Altra Instinct Red Miles: 6.25
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