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October 2012

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Location:

Riverdale,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

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: 25.70 Month: 135.10 Year: 572.00
Saucony Peregrine 4 Lifetime Miles: 379.25
Saucony Ride 7 GTX Lifetime Miles: 157.60
Brooks Cascadia 9 Lifetime Miles: 172.80
Nike Lunar Glide 7 Lifetime Miles: 147.20
Saucony Kinvara 7 Lifetime Miles: 197.30
Brooks Launch 4 Lifetime Miles: 190.10
Saucony Cortana 4 Lifetime Miles: 156.40
Saucony Zealot Lifetime Miles: 45.20
Total Distance
237.05
Altra Instinct Red Miles: 63.85Saucony Cortana Miles: 51.50Saucony Kinvara 2 Miles: 50.00Altra Instinct Miles: 28.70Brooks Pure Flow Miles: 43.00
Total Distance
12.75

Nice run down through South Weber.  I felt really good today but I just had 2 days of laziness so that could be expected.  I did mow the lawn yesterday so not complete laziness and it takes me about 1.5 hours to mow.  Since I felt good coming up to the top of 300 W in Riverdale I added a .75 cool down loop.

Altra Instinct Red Miles: 12.75
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Total Distance
9.00

Another great run on a nice morning.  Lots of people out this morning, mostly walkers up in South Ogden.  Pretty uneventful run otherwise.

Saucony Cortana Miles: 9.00
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Total Distance
10.00

Another great run this morning, felt really good today.  Tempo'd the last 4.5 or so.

Saucony Kinvara 2 Miles: 10.00
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Total Distance
8.50

Brrrr, cold this morning at 39 and not many people out either.  It was hard to get out the door but once out it's never as bad as you think it's going to be.  This makes the second morning in a row that I seen a rabbit loose in my neighborhood, it must be somebody's pet.  Good run and a good pace this morning.

In the what's up with that catagory my left shoe came untied 3 times today.

Altra Instinct Miles: 8.50
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11.00

Cold but really good run down through South Weber today.  Awesome sunrise through Weber Canyon while in South Weber.  Both shoes came untied today, it must be the cold...stupid cold.  Pretty uneventfull otherwise and no rabbit sighting today.

Brooks Pure Flow Miles: 11.00
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Total Distance
13.10

Nice Columbus day cruiser, a little cool but not too bad.  My goal was a nice comfortable pace and I ended up hitting around 1:53 for the entire run.  Pretty happy with the overall pace today.  I didn't see anybody else out today just me, kinda surprised.

Altra Instinct Red Miles: 13.10
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Total Distance
8.50

Nice run on a slightly warmer morning.  I didn't really try but I ended up tempoing the last half today I must have felt pretty good.  The usuals were out this morning good to see.  Pretty uneventful otherwise.  For the first time in the last 3 days my shoes stayed tied.

Saucony Cortana Miles: 8.50
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10.00

Nice run this morning, although it isn't getting any easier to get out the door into the cold.  Once out I don't have a problem.  Tried and was successful in not pushing any pace today just staying relaxed and easy.

Saucony Kinvara 2 Miles: 10.00
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Total Distance
8.50

Didn't sleep really well last night and I was really tired getting out the door so I didn't expect much.  Surprise...I had a great run today at a really good pace for me.  I wasn't thinking pace at all just running.

Altra Instinct Miles: 8.50
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10.50

Nice easy jaunt down through South Weber again this morning.  Looks like this is my go to run for Friday anymore.  Hopefully I can run it in the winter but I'm not sure, South Weber Drive has absolutely no shoulder so it's kinda iffy as is without snow.  Color Vibe 5k tomorrow with my daughter, I hope it's ok I'm not too excited about getting stuff thrown at me.

Brooks Pure Flow Miles: 10.50
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Total Distance
3.20

ColorVibe 5K in Ogden this morning.  This is a fun run by any definition, no timing, no clocks lots of walkers and kids.  My daughter and I had a good time and we ran a pretty good pace on a fairly tough course.  I didn't time it but we were probably around 24-26 minutes.  4 color stations during the run where they throw colored powder at you.  Your a mess by the end.  Good times today. 

Altra Instinct Miles: 3.20
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Total Distance
12.75

Great run today, pretty uneventful though so not much to say.  Had to stop a couple of times to deal with work alerts but when I'm down in South Weber not much I can do until I get home.

Altra Instinct Red Miles: 12.75
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8.50

A little windy and got some light rain for the last mile or so but overall nice run this morning.  Pretty warm made it easy to wear shorts and short sleeve shirt, I'm trying to hold on as long as possible.

Saucony Cortana Miles: 8.50
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Total Distance
10.00

10 cold miles this morning, first morning of the season that I broke out the long sleeve Under Armor shirt.  Still working the shorts though.  Otherwise an uneventful nice run.

Saucony Kinvara 2 Miles: 10.00
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Total Distance
8.50

Good, cold run today.  Ended up doing a tempo for the 2nd half felt good.  'Ball and Biscuit' from the White Stripes came up today on the random play.  Great, great song.  If you like blues/rock you can't go wrong.

Altra Instinct Miles: 8.50
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11.00

Nice windy run down through South Weber this morning.  Saw 5 deer this morning, I stopped about 10 ft from one that was going to cross the street as a car was coming so it wouldn't jump in front of the car.

Turned to look for a car at one point and tweaked my back slightly, same thing that cost me 3 running days a few weeks ago but luckily this time not as bad.  I'll have to be careful about how I turn to look for cars.

Brooks Pure Flow Miles: 11.00
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12.50

TM run today, what's up with that.  Torture time watching part of Megamind.  I had to be available for work this morning so I had to stay close to a computer and therefore run on the Torture....TreadMill.  Blah Blah Blah

Altra Instinct Red Miles: 12.50
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Total Distance
8.50

I was soooo close to staying in bed this moring, but I didn't.  It was raining pretty good and the wind was blowing so I opted for the TM.  So that means the run was blah blah blah yada yada yada.  Came upstairs to snow after finishing so more blah blah blah.

Saucony Cortana Miles: 8.50
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Total Distance
10.00

Ahhh...back outside for a nice run this morning in a light snow shower.  Felt good today just cruisin along.

Saucony Kinvara 2 Miles: 10.00
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Total Distance
8.50

Crappy run today here are the reasons:

1) At least an inch of snow covered slush everywhere

2) My feet were wet by the end of my drive way starting out

3) Slow going I had to run in the tire tracks and stop and dodge off the side of the road when a car was coming so I didn't get splashed by a wall of slush

4) Heavy snow to start, light snow at about 5 miles in, hail at about 6.5 miles in

5) My toes were freezing especially with 2.5 miles to go

6) These are the lengths that I'll go to avoid a run on a TM.

On the positive side, I just passed my mileage total for last year.

Saucony Cortana Miles: 8.50
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Total Distance
10.50

December, January, and February mornings have nothing on today.  23 degrees with snow on the ground.  I was in full winter mode, hat, gloves, 3 shirts, tights, and long pants.  Holy cow I'm not ready for this cold yet.  My nose wouldn't stop running it was driving me nuts today.  Other than that it was a good run this morning and much better than yesterday.

Brooks Pure Flow Miles: 10.50
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Total Distance
12.75

Nice morning, especially compared to last Thursday and Friday.  So aside from the fact that our Water Heater went out last night it was a good run this morning.  Hopefully I don't ever have to come back from a run to that again.  I seen the rabbit running around our neighborhood again this morning.

Altra Instinct Red Miles: 12.75
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Total Distance
8.50

Tired run but a good run today.  It was everything I could do to get out the door.  After cleaning up yesterday and getting a new water heater I got bored and decided to mow the lawn.  That took me about 2 hours and my legs were pretty tired after that.

Saucony Cortana Miles: 8.50
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Total Distance
10.00

Tired again today, woke up at 1:30 and had a hard time getting back to sleep.  Anyway good run aside from being tired to top off another good month.  Chili and scones tonight for Halloween that's my trick or treat, yummy!

Saucony Kinvara 2 Miles: 10.00
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Total Distance
237.05
Altra Instinct Red Miles: 63.85Saucony Cortana Miles: 51.50Saucony Kinvara 2 Miles: 50.00Altra Instinct Miles: 28.70Brooks Pure Flow Miles: 43.00
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