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Location:

Dogtown,Ut,

Member Since:

Jan 02, 2006

Gender:

Male

Goal Type:

Other

Running Accomplishments:

PRs: 2:26:29 marathon @ St.George'14; 1:09:55 1/2 mar. '08; 31:00 10k '07

Short-Term Running Goals:

Love running now.

Long-Term Running Goals:

Love running forever!

Personal:

My perfect day would include a run through the desert, time with my wife and girls, tasty homemade meals, and a nice nap in the middle.

Miles:This week: 12.75 Month: 28.25 Year: 2523.25
Adios Lifetime Miles: 512.25
Rocket 2 Lifetime Miles: 109.00
Kinvara Grey Lifetime Miles: 222.00
Vazee Pace Lifetime Miles: 437.75
Pace Blue Lifetime Miles: 219.00
Boston Lifetime Miles: 472.00
Peg Green Lifetime Miles: 447.00
Speedgoat Lifetime Miles: 298.75
Peg Purple Lifetime Miles: 351.00
Ravenna Lifetime Miles: 387.50
Barefoot '18 Lifetime Miles: 6.75
Levitate Lifetime Miles: 152.75
Peg NOP Lifetime Miles: 158.25
Peg Blue34 Lifetime Miles: 48.50
Total Distance
278.25
Kinvara3 Miles: 37.25Kinvara Miles: 7.00Mana Miles: 11.00Hyper Speed 2 Miles: 15.00Free Miles: 15.00F50 Miles: 17.00Kinvara White Miles: 33.50Stratus Black Miles: 13.00Boston Miles: 9.00Barefoot '14 Miles: 1.00Kinvara Silver Miles: 17.75Ronin Miles: 16.25Kinvara Lime Miles: 22.50Connect Miles: 10.00Landreth Blue Miles: 11.00Oregon Miles: 8.00Vertical K Miles: 6.00
Total Distance
7.00

AM - 7 Lutheran/AC.  Usual morning run.  Nothing this afternoon with church stuff.

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8.00

AM - 8 Parkway/Washington.  Ran from home this morning as I was headed over to Ally's graduation.  Nice little run to kick off a very busy day.  After graduation, went to Trevor's Temple stuff and then hit the road up to BYU.  

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8.00

morning - 8 Provo.  Ran a warm with the 800 boys and then added a bit more on.  Had to hurry back to get to the 800 girls on time.  Really didn't want to run this morning, but once I got going it was a decent run.  (Kinvara3 645.5)

Week was pretty blah... but over!

Goals for next week: just make it through another one.  Shouldn't be as busy.

Kinvara3 Miles: 8.00
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Total Distance
10.00

AM - 7 Lutheran/AC.  About done with this run for a few months.  Not too sad about that.  But I will miss the nicer temps in the moring.  

afternoon - 3 2xAC.  Just warm and cool with the team.  

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10.00

AM - 7 AC/Lutheran.  Team came earlier, so I switched the order of my run.  Last mornign practice with the Seniors.  Sad stuff.  (Kinvara 973.65)

afternoon - 3 Sandberg's.  Just a very easy group run and a dip in the pond that was chilly and very enjoyable.  (Mana 593.5)

Kinvara Miles: 7.00Mana Miles: 3.00
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7.00

AM - 7 Hospital.  What are the odds that I remember my runs for the last week + as I try and catch up?  Probably pretty slim.  This has been perhaps the busiest time in my life... barely making it through and the running shows it.  But it will slow down soon and life will be enjoyable again.  Good run this morning.  Had a little zip in my legs and ran well.  (HyperSpreed 2 465.5)

Hyper Speed 2 Miles: 7.00
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Total Distance
7.00

AM - 7 Hospital.  Flipped it today.  Pretty cool out - mid 40's.  I'll take that in a month!  Ran the whole thing pretty quick and really pushed in the last 2 miles; it was fun to run faster again.  (Free 924.7)

Free Miles: 7.00
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Total Distance
3.00

afternoon - 3 AC. Didn't get a run in this morning after getting home way too late from Region track. So... Just an easy 3 this afternoon on an ice cream run. So glad this week is over. (?)

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8.00

AM - 8 Big Parkway. Same loop I did a week or so ago, up the Parkway and then around to BV and back through Washington. Had a pretty solid pace throughout. Warmed up 3 at 6:30 ave. including the hill up the Parkway. Then did 4 at 5:39. I felt very good until the last 1 and I was getting fatigued. Pushed hard the last 1/2 to get it back under 5:40. Stopped and needed to puke big time, so the mile cool was pretty chill. Happy about it and going to use it as a little benchmark to get going again. (Kinvara3 653.5)

Swim - 10 mins a bit later in the afternoon.

Wasn't a great week at all. Two pretty weak weeks in a row, but at least I ran a little harder this week.

goals for next week: I really need to get going a bit more. So I'll do that.

Kinvara3 Miles: 8.00
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Total Distance
10.00

AM - 7 Target.  Out and back this morning.  A bit chilly out and it was great.  I don't really like the F50's anymore.  They have worn really weird and make my feet have this crazy pronation.  (F50 658)

afternoon - 3 2xHarts.  Just a warm and cool.  (Kinvara white 174.5)

F50 Miles: 7.00Kinvara White Miles: 3.00
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11.00

AM - 7 Hospital.  Top down.  Good run despite being a bit worn down.  Pretty windy for a morning.  (Stratus black 1098.45)

afternoon - 4 Lutheran.  Easy 3 with the team and then 8xbarefoot striders.  Like a nube, I burned the bottom of my feet on the turf.  I have a few blisters and they are pretty tender.  Mostly I was worried about Abel's feet (the rest of the team was smart enough to go on the grass).  But he says that his are okay.  (Barefoot '14 14.5)(Boston 1090.25)

Stratus Black Miles: 7.00Boston Miles: 3.00Barefoot '14 Miles: 1.00
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Total Distance
10.00

AM - 7 Hospital.  Ran bottom up.  Feet felt a lot better this morning, but progressively got worse as I ran.  Beautiful morning, but I had little energy.  (Kinvara silver 366.75)

afternoon - 3 2xHarts.  Just a warm and cool.  Feet were a bit ahhh... after being on them all day.  So worn down and tired, in the afternoons especially.  What's the deal?  (Kinvara3 656.5)

Kinvara3 Miles: 3.00Kinvara Silver Miles: 7.00
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10.50

AM - 7.5 Parkway/Washington.  Was able to run from home and then have a b-day breakfast with Pyper.  She is such an awesome girl.  And she doesn't even get too upset that I am never at her birthday since it is always at State Track (her fault for being born early!).  On the road up to Happy Valley in a few hours.  Feet a ton better this morning, but still way worn down.  (Kinvara white 182)

evening - 3 Lehi.  Easy 2 followed by 4x200's.  (Ronin 359.5)

Ronin Miles: 3.00Kinvara White Miles: 7.50
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Total Distance
12.00

morning - 12 Provo.  After battling for our tent spot at the State track meet, I ran up to 9th and south to State and a few more miles south toward Springville.  Had a pretty decent run and moved it pretty good without really pushing anything.  Finished with 2 more cool with Abel after the 1600.  (Kinvara Lime 443.25) 

Kinvara Lime Miles: 12.00
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0.00

0 - Bummed to take a zero.  My allergies have gone crazy up here; maybe the worst I have ever had.  I was up most of the night with effects; it wasn't fun.  So when I finally got to sleep I needed it.  Oh well...

Another blah week.  When will they end?  Soon hopefully.

Goals for next week: break the cycle.  I really would like to get moving the miles up and start working toward something, but I just can't seem to get into any sort of groove.

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Total Distance
13.25

afternoon - 13.25 Fields.  Ran the loop through the Fields from school after a long day of volleyball (had played for about 3 hours straight by the time I got out).  Stopped off at the parks and drank and soaked the hat to try and keep cool.  Run was pretty decent for not really feeling good.  Still trying to recover from the allergy attack of the weekend and the little sleep from that night and Saturday night as well, so add that to the volleyball marathon and I was a bit tired.  But still beat the 7:00 guy pretty handily.  (Ronin 372.75)

Ronin Miles: 13.25
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Total Distance
10.00

afternoon - 10 River Run. Ran from the bottom up and added Foremaster at the hospital and around school to get it to ten. Felt the tiredness and a bit of tightness from yesterday. Not as quick today that is for sure. I am glad it isn't too hot and we are transitioning to summer a bit. (Connect 732.5)

Connect Miles: 10.00
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Total Distance
12.00

AM - 8 Parkway Tempo.  Felt pretty tired and blah heading into this run, but I thought I might loosen up and snap out of it... I didn't.  Although I never killed myself to get going, the most I could really muster was Tinman pace and that's were I ended up for the 4 mile tempo section (6:02 ave. - 23 sec/mile slower than last time).  No biggy, but I would have like to run better.  But mileage is coming up and I'll get there by the time I need to be.  (It's not like I am starting from zero.)  (Mana 601.5)

afternoon - 4 DogPound. Just an easy 4 to try and shake the legs out a bit. Trevor joined me for the last two and we had a nice chat. (F50 662)

Mana Miles: 8.00F50 Miles: 4.00
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Total Distance
14.00

AM - 8 Highland.  Just a nice last day of school run up onto Highland and the new trail there.  Enjoyed the sunrise and wished that the summer morning temps would be like this always (I'll even take 115 if the mornings could be in the 50's - shoot, I'll take the 60's).  Just taking it easy for the rest of the week is my plan so as to try and get some legs back in me.  (Kinvara white 190)

On another note - I have now completed my 15th year of teaching.  Theoretically this is the half-way mark, although I don't know if it will really be... who knows what the future holds.  I'll be 51 when I hit 30 years and although my girls will be all through school by then, I don't think financially retirement is in the cards then.  Maybe I'll go somewhere else in life, maybe not.  Why worry about it now?... If these next 15 go as quick as the first, it will be here much sooner than I could ever imagine.  I still remember walking into those halls of West Jordan Middle as a 21 year old kid thinking, "What the crap am I doing?" just like it was yesterday.  What an adventure it has been.

afternoon - 6 GS.  Easy recovery run up to the top of Green Springs.  (Stratus black 1104.45)

Stratus Black Miles: 6.00Kinvara White Miles: 8.00
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Total Distance
13.00

AM - 8 City Wells. I love running in southern Utah... It is the most beautiful place inthe world. Enjoyed an amazing morning up in the desert this morning. And it is nice to be getting back I to shape a little. (Oregon 777.75)

afternoon - 5 ND. Ran up to the North Desert. Always just a nice easy afternoon run. (Landreth blue 1090.9)

Landreth Blue Miles: 5.00Oregon Miles: 8.00
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Total Distance
10.50

AM - 10.5 Junction. Some commitments kept my mileage down this morning which was good because I wanted to go more but was tired from the week and shouldn't have done any more this week. A good run with an amazing sunrise. (Kinvara lime 453.75)

Best week I've had in a long time. But it will be nice to get in shape someday.

Goals for next week: mileage around 80 if I feel okay.

Kinvara Lime Miles: 10.50
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15.00

AM - 15 Highland/CC. Beautiful Memorial Day run commemorated with the American flag shorts. Love this country, love our freedoms, and love those who sacrificed their lives to give us them. (Kinvara white 205)

Kinvara White Miles: 15.00
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14.00

AM - 6 Pine Valley. This run has the combo of why I love/hate trail running. The boys wanted to get a few more runs before they head out on their missions, so this morning we went up PV from the Oak Grove side. It is a brutal run/hike climbing like 5000 feet inthe 3 miles, which means it is mostly hiking. But it is so beautiful up there. Even with a bit of dust and smoke in the air, you can see everything for 180+ degrees; basically all of Washington County and down to e Grand Canyon. The run down was fun but treacherous and my legs were wasted. Just over 2 hours up and down. Stopped at the stream for a quick wash off. And I was the only one with the guts to get in. (VertK 309)

noon - 8 City Wells. Quick turn around, but I wanted to get a couple more miles in and it is hot today. Full summer afternoon run mode with hat, water bottle, desert run and a stop at the parkway fountain to soak the hat. (Free 932.7)

Free Miles: 8.00Vertical K Miles: 6.00
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Total Distance
14.00

morning - 8 Parkway. Out just a little later since Elin was/is sick and I waited for Al to finish up her run. Left my watch in Krenny's car yesterday after the run, Ally's wasn't charged and I couldn't even find my stopwatch, so I really don't have a clue of the time on the tempo this morning, but it got me pretty tired and I wanted to throw up at the end, so I think it was decent. I usually have a pretty decent idea of pace, but my Hawk-o-meter is off when I am tired or sore and today I was a bit sore from the mountain run yesterday... But out on a limb, I would say 5:45 pace. I don't know, could have been worse, but at least I did it. And I saw a folding camp chair fall out of an rv by Maverick, so I grabbed it and yelled, but he didn't see me. So I hid it in the bushes and went back and grabbed it - nice find. (HyperSpeed 2 473.5)

afternoon - 6 ND. Took the watch out (Krenny brought it over earlier) to measure my usual summer afternoon run. Glad I did because everything was a mile off (but on the good end!) 4 was actually 5... and so on. Pretty tired and beat up in the legs. (Landreth blue 1096.9)

Landreth Blue Miles: 6.00Hyper Speed 2 Miles: 8.00
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Total Distance
16.75

AM - 10.75 Fields. Via Hell's Hole. I can't believe how sore my legs are from the mountain run. My quads are just toast. Today's run was very slow, but it was nice out in the Fields and along the river as I came back. So that was nice. (Kinvara silver 377.5)

afternoon - 6 ND. Another slow run up in. The North Desert. My legs may snap out of this eventually. (Boston 1096.25)

Boston Miles: 6.00Kinvara Silver Miles: 10.75
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Total Distance
6.00

noon - 6 ND. Took the girls camping last night up to Black Rock and had a great time with horses and deer and all sorts of tree climbing. Anyway, sort of front loaded the week so I didn't need to run up there and got another slow six in when we got home. The higher mileage (yikes, 80 is high... After this Spring it is), the heat and the tired legs from Pine Valley have made this week's runs less than desirable. (F50 668)

F50 Miles: 6.00
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Total Distance
18.25

AM - 18.25 Airport. Finally ran with a group today. It was more like the lost boys, since The Circle hasn't run together for so long. It was great to have Hayden (and Ashley) run with us too. The run was longer an quicker than I was really ready for. Averaged 6:30 for the whole thing; just pretty consistent there for most of the run. Good end to the week. (Kinvara3 674.75)

A good building week.

Goals for next week: mileage will depend on how the body is feeling. Basically this week or next I will be around 90 with the other week holding as a kind of recovery. And XC starts! I'll state it here... A few teams have a shot for the state title - PV is absolutely one of them. Whomever works the hardest and stays healthy will come out with it. We have the opportunity to be really good this year.

Kinvara3 Miles: 18.25
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Total Distance
278.25
Kinvara3 Miles: 37.25Kinvara Miles: 7.00Mana Miles: 11.00Hyper Speed 2 Miles: 15.00Free Miles: 15.00F50 Miles: 17.00Kinvara White Miles: 33.50Stratus Black Miles: 13.00Boston Miles: 9.00Barefoot '14 Miles: 1.00Kinvara Silver Miles: 17.75Ronin Miles: 16.25Kinvara Lime Miles: 22.50Connect Miles: 10.00Landreth Blue Miles: 11.00Oregon Miles: 8.00Vertical K Miles: 6.00
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