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September 2009

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Member Since:

Mar 06, 2008



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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.


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

Jack Kerouac

Favorite Blogs:

Miles:This week: 5.20 Month: 35.40 Year: 1148.50
Saucony Ride 7 GTX Lifetime Miles: 231.60
Brooks Levitate 2 Lifetime Miles: 168.00
Saucony Kinvara 8 Lifetime Miles: 128.30
Nike Next% Lifetime Miles: 27.30
Saucing Perigrine Green Lifetime Miles: 11.70
Brooks Cascadia 10 Lifetime Miles: 6.20
Nike Zoom Pegasus Turbo 2 Lifetime Miles: 61.70
Saucony Ride 10 Lifetime Miles: 44.00
Nike Zoom Fly 3 Lifetime Miles: 11.70
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Brooks Defyance 2 Miles: 56.23Nike Pegasus Miles: 58.02
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Run was better this morning, not good but better.  I felt better especially on the 2nd half.  The last few weeks have been a struggle hopefully I can get out of this funk soon.  Some strategically placed clouds gave me shade for the entire run this morning which was nice.  No watch this morning I forgot to charge it last night.

Brooks Defyance 2 Miles: 6.10
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Had to be in SLC for work training today so I had to cut the run short.  I'm definately starting to get sick, had a pretty good coughing attack around .5 miles in but other than that the run was good for being sick.

Probably won't run tomorrow to give my body a chance to feel better.

Brooks Defyance 2 Miles: 4.20
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Good run this morning, I felt pretty good and I pushed it to the pace of the Focus4run.  I think the day off yesterday helped.

Brooks Defyance 2 Miles: 5.05
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Up in Island Park on vacation, nice run.  It's always great up there, 2000 ft. above where I usually run.  The only problem was there were some cows on the road about 4 miles in on the way back that I had to run through.  Kind of unnerving wondering what they're going to do and they all stare at you running through.

Aside from the cows, beautiful place to run up in the pine trees.

Brooks Defyance 2 Miles: 5.10
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Overslept this morning, I somewhat remember turning off my alarm.  So I only had time for  a quick run.  Ran an easy 5k+, felt a little cooler this morning.  Just a good, uneventful run this morning.

Brooks Defyance 2 Miles: 3.35
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A little cooler again this morning very nice it feels good.  I actually woke up this morning so I got a good run in today.  Felt really good today.  Watch died with about .1 to go it just couldn't wait another tenth to die.

Nike Pegasus Miles: 7.20
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Not very motivated to run this morning but instead of being lazy I just quit thinking about reasons not to run and I just got dressed and walked out the door.   A little warmer this morning, around 63 or so.  I like the 50's and 40's better but it was a great morning for a run.

Nike Pegasus Miles: 5.35
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Decided to go run the Yasso 800's again today, it's been a few weeks.  Ran 2.1 up to the track at Bonneville warmup.  First 800 4:01, second one was 3:58 but my right quad tightened up so I bagged the other 2.  2.3 mile cool down nice and easy home.  If it were a race I could have finished I just didn't want to push it and get hurt since my heel has finally started to feel good again.

Nike Pegasus Miles: 6.00
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Went to Wendover on Saturday to see the Collective Soul show.  They were great, really good concert it was fun.  Stayed up too late at the craps table after though and then my wife wanted to hit the Zoo on the way home so we spent Sunday at the Zoo.  I was pretty hammered this morning so I slept in and hit a short run on the treadmill before work.

Had some time after work so I hit the treadmill again for another 3 miles after work.  It was raining pretty good so I couldn't run outside.  Ran without my heel inserts, I thought since my heel  has felt good lately I'd try a short run withouth them.  So far so good, I'll just have to ease my way out of them.

Nike Pegasus Miles: 3.11Brooks Defyance 2 Miles: 3.05
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A little cooler this morning but still humid.  Good run got a break and it wasn't raining.  Tired legs after running 2 times yesterday.  But since I ran this morning I got have my after run treat when I got to work.  I have a cup that I fill completely up with ice and have a Grape Powerade....that really tastes good after a run.

Nike Pegasus Miles: 7.21
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Went down to the Fair last night to see 38 Special, they were great and we had a good time.  Especially since it was a free concert with Fair admission.  They sounded great.  Nice moring to run no wind, no clouds temp around 59.  My right shin feels tight, not shin splints though it's different.  I think it's from running on the Treadmill on Monday.  5.36 miles

Got home from work and since my wife is in class I had some time so I went for a short 2 miles nice and easy.  I'm not quite used to these 2 a days yet.  2.06 miles

Brooks Defyance 2 Miles: 7.42
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Today's theme was.....if it doesn't kill me it's got to make me stronger.  So hopefully I'm stronger today.  Tired this morning, legs felt like lead weights but I ended up having a pretty good workout.  I hit negative splits for the whole run today, 2nd mile was 30 sec faster than the 1st, 3rd mile was 30 sec faster than the 2nd, 4th mile was 40 sec faster than the 3rd, and the 5th mile was 54 sec faster than the 4th.

Nike Pegasus Miles: 5.36
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Tired run this morning but it was really nice weather.  Had to get up early and cut it a little short to get my daughter to school.  Legs felt heavy again and I was pretty tired on top of that.  No watch today just ran how I felt.

Nike Pegasus Miles: 4.10
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Took the last 2 days off to let my shin rest.  Felt better today and I had a good run.  Temps were really nice, low to mid 50's and it felt great.  I negative split the whole run and my fastest mile by 42 seconds was my last.

PM - Got home from work and the kids were gone and my wife was at school so I took a nice bike ride up Washington Terrace and into South Ogden.  Great ride, perfect weather.  10 miles, 40 minutes.  Counting 4 miles.

Nike Pegasus Miles: 7.22
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Not a great night of sleep.  I kept getting up every hour or so thinking it was time to get up.  Crazy...  My legs felt a little tired from the bike ride last night and I was tired from the weird sleep.  So it was REALLY hard to get out the door.  Had a great run though, felt really good and again the weather was great.  What a nice morning. 5.32 miles

Got home from work and ran an EASY 2 miles before dinner.  Good run, it was a little warm.  I'm trying to do a 2 a day twice a week.  2.02 miles

Brooks Defyance 2 Miles: 7.34
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Had to get up and run early so I could get my daughter to school.  It's funny how 30-45 min more of sleep makes a difference.  Good run again today, legs felt a little tired starting out but after a half mile or so I felt pretty good.  Watch died just after the mid point so aside from feeling good today I don't know what my times were.

Brooks Defyance 2 Miles: 5.32
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Busy weekend, spent Saturday down in Provo at grandview elementary for my daughters soccer game and then Sunday mowed the lawn and went for a long ride on the Harley.  The leaves are changing up the canyon and it's really pretty spectacular.  If only winter weren't around the corner.

Really good run this morning, I felt great.  Beautiful morning, which looks like the weather is not going to hold for this week.  Hopefully I can keep building on how I've felt lately.  7.25 Miles

PM - Got home and went out for an easy 2.05 miles.  Great evening for a run.

Brooks Defyance 2 Miles: 9.30
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Very warm morning today, unfortunately because it's the warm before the storm.  It was 72 this morning and the high tomorrow afternoon is supposed to be around 50.  Good run this morning, a little tired from 2 runs yesterday but I'm still feeling pretty good.  Not much chance for a run tonight,

Nike Pegasus Miles: 5.32
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Unfortunately as predicted very rainy and cold this morning.  I fiinally talked myself into running on the treadmill this morning.  4 Easy miles watching National Treasure: Book of Secrets.  Entertaining movie as long as you throw out reality.  I'll try to run another 2-3 after work if my will to live returns after it was sucked out today on the treadmill.

Hopped on the treadmill again after work, bad weather again, and ran an easy 3 miles.  Not much to say about a treadmill run.  Turned the TV on and the same movie I watched this morning was on again.  They seem to replay things too much.

Nike Pegasus Miles: 7.15
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Brooks Defyance 2 Miles: 56.23Nike Pegasus Miles: 58.02
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