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February 2012

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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: 5.60 Month: 20.10 Year: 1510.00
Saucony Peregrine 4 Lifetime Miles: 399.95
Saucony Ride 7 GTX Lifetime Miles: 163.90
Brooks Cascadia 9 Lifetime Miles: 186.50
Nike Lunar Glide 7 Lifetime Miles: 204.20
Saucony Kinvara 7 Lifetime Miles: 272.20
Brooks Launch 4 Lifetime Miles: 334.90
Saucony Cortana 4 Lifetime Miles: 265.45
Saucony Zealot Lifetime Miles: 177.10
Altra Instinct 1.5 Lifetime Miles: 45.90
Total Distance
207.85
Saucony Kinvara Miles: 55.50Brooks Launch Miles: 69.00Brooks Ghost 4 Miles: 45.50Brooks Pure Flow Miles: 23.10Altra Instinct Miles: 14.75
Total Distance
10.00

Grrrr...calf tightness again today for the last 3 miles.  With about 1.5 left a little poodle type dog came out after me I had to stop and yell at it just as it was trying to go for my leg.  I wasn't really worried about it because it was a little dog, a stupid little dog.  Of course nobody around to claim ownership of it.

Saucony Kinvara Miles: 10.00
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Total Distance
8.50

Very slick this morning, about .5 inches of snow melted on the road to form ice.  I was searching for the little bit of crunchy snow on the shoulder of the road.  The crunchy snow wasn't slippery.  Wore a calf sleeve today and it felt better, I'll probably have to wear it for a week or so.

Brooks Launch Miles: 8.50
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Total Distance
10.00

Very weird morning.  Saw the wind warnings on the news this morning, looked out the window and no wind.  Get about 2 miles in and start getting the wind out of Weber canyon but not too bad.  At about 3.5 miles in it starts howling and it's swirling from all different directions.  Up around the Ogden Athletic club it was blowing very hard but the further I got away from the mountain on my 2nd half the lighter the wind until I got about 9 miles in and no wind again, crazy.  At one point about a quarter mile in front of me I could see the flags blowing away from me meaning a tail wind but the wind was actually a very strong head wind.  My legs are tired now after pushing through the wind.

Brooks Ghost 4 Miles: 10.00
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Total Distance
15.00

Plan was for 13 today but I felt good so I decided to add on a couple.   Plus adding a couple after eating too much at the Super Bowl party yesterday didn't hurt either.  Good run, especially when the sun came up about 11 miles in or so. 

Brooks Ghost 4 Miles: 15.00
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Total Distance
8.50

An easy 8.5 after yesterday turned into a medium effort run today.  Legs slightly tired but no big deal and I had a great run.

If you didn't see the moon out this morning you really missed something.  It was huge, full, and yellow setting into the west.

Picked up the new Van Halen album on the way to work, it's great.  About time as well.

Saucony Kinvara Miles: 8.50
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Total Distance
10.00

A little mild out this morning at 32-33 degrees.  I'll take it, good run today just cruising along.

Brooks Launch Miles: 10.00
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Total Distance
8.50

Good harder effort run today, felt good.  Light snow showers today but the temps were nice so no complaints for February.  Weatherman said this is the anniversary of the coldest temp measured in SLC back in 1933 it was -30, I'll take the +35 this morning.

Saucony Kinvara Miles: 8.50
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Total Distance
10.00

Alright, it's official I'm getting sick.  Head cold right now with a slight scratchy throat.  I could feel it today running I just felt weak.  Managed to get my run done, an easy cruiser today nothing special.

Brooks Launch Miles: 10.00
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Total Distance
12.00

Another not feeling good run today.  Roads were slushy, slick and messy.  Couldn't get any toe off for most of my run.  Nice morning aside from the road conditions, even being sick I'm glad I got out.

Brooks Ghost 4 Miles: 12.00
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Total Distance
8.50

Still don't feel well, stupid cold.  If I would have had anything on my stomach I would have thrown it up at about 2 miles today and while I'm complaining I don't think a human body could produce more boogers.  Run was ok, glad I got out but I just want to feel better.

Brooks Launch Miles: 8.50
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10.00

Didn't feel real good this morning and when it started snowing that was enough to completely squash any motivation I had.  Got home from work and decided to go for a cruiser, felt better than I've felt all week so I ran my normal run.

Brooks Launch Miles: 10.00
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Total Distance
8.50

Hard to get up this morning, and legs were trashed.  Made it through my run but now I'm done for today.  Felt really cold this morning, kind of a bummer because the last few mornings felt like a light at the end of the tunnel for these dark, cold, winter blahhhhhs.  Good thing I don't have to run until tomorrow morning.

Saucony Kinvara Miles: 8.50
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Total Distance
10.00

10 tired miles on a cold feeling morning.  I think this cold is really making me feel more tired when I run.  Now for the weekend off to relax and try to get over this crap.

Saucony Kinvara Miles: 10.00
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Total Distance
13.10

Day off so I got up at my normal time for a run.  Had a lot to do today, daughters soccer game and fishing so I had to get going this morning.  Cold run but a good run topped off by a great day fishing.

Brooks Pure Flow Miles: 13.10
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Total Distance
8.50

Motivation - Snowing outside = No motivation......Finally dragged myself out of bed on onto the TM this morning.  Ended up being an ok run for a TM run.  Watched Back to the Future while running today.

Altra Instinct Miles: 8.50
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Total Distance
10.00

Great morning with mild temps.  Nice run today, I really hit the 2nd half pretty hard for me.  I took my gloves off at 4 miles and didn't put them back on, which for the next week looks like won't be the case.  Supposed to get cold again...bummer.

Brooks Launch Miles: 10.00
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Total Distance
0.00

No run today, decided to take the day off.  Had some blood in my urine after yesterday's run kinda stressed me out.  Cleared up later in the day but I thought I'd err on the side of being cautious today.

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Total Distance
10.00

Great run this morning with some weirdness.  Started my run and a weird car was driving around the neighborhood and really acting suspiciously, pulling over and stopping and then swerving around when driving.  I ran a 1.5 mile loop and when I came back the car was parked still..again weird.  Running up the road I got lucky and a sherriff's car came by so I flagged her down and told her about the weird car.  She said she would check it out.  Ran into the officer again with about .5 to go and she stopped me and told me she talked to him, even she said he was very suspicous.  She searched him and his car but didn't find anything.  She thinks we probably caught him before whatever he was going to do happened.  So a little excitement for the day and I'm glad I ran into the officer.

Saucony Kinvara Miles: 10.00
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Total Distance
6.25

Good run on the TM this morning, 10k in 52:39.  Figured I get a run in this morning since I felt good and no run on Thursday.

Altra Instinct Miles: 6.25
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Total Distance
12.00

Good run this morning aside from somebodies Pit Bull being loose.  Luckily it wasn't really interested in me when I stopped and walked.  I'm soooooooo ready for spring.

Brooks Launch Miles: 12.00
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Total Distance
8.50

Got up, cloudy but no snow.  Radar looked good on KSL news.  Got dressed and walked out the door just in time for it to start snowing.  Neato!  Decided to suck it up and hit it.  Great run in the snow today and I was literally sucking in snow as well.

I wore a watch today which I haven't done in 8 months or so....great ave pace and had some really good miles for me.  Fitness has definately improved which gets my motivation up.

Brooks Ghost 4 Miles: 8.50
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Total Distance
10.00

Windy, about 20mph, this morning. Decided to tough it out and run.  Got .5 in and it started snowing with the wind.  That sucked.  Got through 10 although I thought about turning around a lot.

Brooks Pure Flow Miles: 10.00
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Total Distance
207.85
Saucony Kinvara Miles: 55.50Brooks Launch Miles: 69.00Brooks Ghost 4 Miles: 45.50Brooks Pure Flow Miles: 23.10Altra Instinct Miles: 14.75
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