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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: 23.00 Month: 147.75 Year: 1520.00
Adios Lifetime Miles: 505.00
Rocket 2 Lifetime Miles: 109.00
Kinvara Grey Lifetime Miles: 212.50
Vazee Pace Lifetime Miles: 432.50
Pace Blue Lifetime Miles: 219.00
Pegasus Blue Lifetime Miles: 631.75
Cumulus 17 Lifetime Miles: 411.75
Sense Pro 2 Lifetime Miles: 358.50
Peg Grey Lifetime Miles: 562.75
Peg Olympic Lifetime Miles: 526.50
Peg Black33 Lifetime Miles: 588.00
Boston Lifetime Miles: 429.25
Peg Green Lifetime Miles: 346.25
Speedgoat Lifetime Miles: 274.00
Peg Purple Lifetime Miles: 216.75
Ravenna Lifetime Miles: 228.00
Barefoot '18 Lifetime Miles: 6.75
Total Distance
61.00
Pegasus 31 Miles: 5.50Kinvara Grey Miles: 4.00Pegasus Blue Miles: 6.00Kinvara Blue Miles: 4.00Wave Riders Miles: 4.00Pegasus Black Miles: 4.00Vazee Pace Miles: 6.75Kinvara White Miles: 4.00Kinvara Green Miles: 6.25Barefoot '16 Miles: 1.00Vertical K Miles: 15.50
Total Distance
5.50

AM - 5.5 Parkway.  Back to school today (no kids at least - so hopefully I'll get some stuff done).  Hit the snooze a few times and then finally dragged out of bed and Twix and I hit the Parkway in a light sprinkle.  (Peg 716)

Pegasus 31 Miles: 5.50
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Total Distance
10.00

AM - 4 Twix.  Back at the usual schedule.  Good thing I slept well last night, because waking up was very difficult.  I forsee an early bed time tonight.  And now... bring on the Sophomores.  (Kinvara grey 142)

afternoon - 6 DogTown.  Into Washington and back with the team.  It was a little rainy, but nice to be back with the team.  (Peg blue 159.5)

Kinvara Grey Miles: 4.00Pegasus Blue Miles: 6.00
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Total Distance
8.00

AM - 4 Twix.  Just out easy with the dog as usual.  Biggest thing is that I am waking up... because it is really a time in life that I wouldn't care to at all.  (Kinvara blue 317.5)

afternoon - 4 Sunrise.  Another drizzly afternoon.  Followed up with weights.  (Riders 518.25)

Kinvara Blue Miles: 4.00Wave Riders Miles: 4.00
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Total Distance
10.75

AM - 4 Bank.  Out and back with the dog to Zion's.  Still a bit stormy out.  A little bit of soreness from weights yesterday.  (Peg black 458.25)

afternoon - 6.75 DI/GS.  Did our 6 min Test.  I got a little further than last time - 1890.  Some of the team did really well; others struggled a little.  To be expected with the first hard push in a month for them.  My achilles are on fire lately.  (Pace 238)

Pegasus Black Miles: 4.00Vazee Pace Miles: 6.75
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Total Distance
11.25

AM - 4 Bella Vista.  Out and back with Twix in another drizzly morning.  My knee seems to be feeling quite a bit better.  Four weeks removed, it has strengthed up pretty good with only occasional soreness and weakness this week.  Both achilles seem to be picking up the pain quite a bit though.  I have never had an injury linger as long as these dang things.  (Kinvara white 469.5)

afternoon - 7.25 Damburgs. Just kind of a nice cruiser to end the school week. Ended it with striders. Both achilles did not like being barefoot. (Barefoot '16 1)(Kinvara green 401.5)

Kinvara White Miles: 4.00Kinvara Green Miles: 6.25Barefoot '16 Miles: 1.00
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Total Distance
15.50

morning - 15.5 Navajo Trail. Twix and I parked a Little Black Mountain and took the Navajo Trail road instead of he LBM loop. When we got out to the power line where the road turns, we continued straight and eventually came to this amazing canyon. So we ran the wash through the canyon for a few miles. It was so envigorating and beautiful. I didn't want to leave and hoped to run the whole canyon, but the miles were adding up and we still had to get back. Twix found some hideous dead animal and was wanting to chomp it, so I had to convince her that wasn't a good idea. Eventually, we found a spot where we could climb out of the canyon. On the way up, I found a decent little four point shed that had been washed down the rocks in a flash flood. Also saw lots of amazing cactus including barrel and cholla. Had to boonie crash for a couple miles until we found the road and started back toward he car. Twix didn't mind and was still hammering after everything that moved - I bet she put in at least 18 miles this morning. The roads were thawing and getting a bit muddy by the end, so it was super slick, but so awesome. The views of the desert were awesome and Pine Valley was maybe the most amazing I have ever seen it! Super glad I took the GoPro - I'll post some pics on fb or something. (VertK 581.75)

Week was up and down, but today was soul fulfilling and was really what running is all about. Probably the most fun I have had running since the Virgin Rim.

Goals for next week: keep strengthening the knee (felt decent most of the week, but did hurt a bit today when I was climbing out of the canyon - it is the steeper, unstable stuff that is causing the last bits of pain). Been working on both achilles for months, but gotta get those feeling better. Gonna try and do the workouts with the team this week; we'll see how that goes.

Vertical K Miles: 15.50
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Total Distance
61.00
Pegasus 31 Miles: 5.50Kinvara Grey Miles: 4.00Pegasus Blue Miles: 6.00Kinvara Blue Miles: 4.00Wave Riders Miles: 4.00Pegasus Black Miles: 4.00Vazee Pace Miles: 6.75Kinvara White Miles: 4.00Kinvara Green Miles: 6.25Barefoot '16 Miles: 1.00Vertical K Miles: 15.50
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