Training in Montana

February 24, 2018

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Member Since:

Jan 10, 2011



Goal Type:

Boston Qualifier

Running Accomplishments:

~~Longest Ultra: Bighorn Trail Run: 12:19:00, 52 miles, Bighorn Mountains, WY, June 20, 2015

50K: Bighorn Trail Run: 5:52:13, 32 miles, Bighorn Mountains, WY, June 15, 2013

Marathon: 3:25:01, Deseret News Marathon, SLC, UT, July 24, 2013

Half-Marathon: 1:37:00 (downhill), Deseret News Marathon Split, SLC, UT, July 24, 2013

10K: 44:07, Big Sky State Games, Billings, MT, July 2012

5K: 20:25, Big Sky State Games, Billings, MT, July 2013

Short-Term Running Goals:

Keep running. Get a BQ in 2018, as I'll be 45 and the time requirement drops to 3:25, so a 3:23:xx "should" get me in (just checked and I'm way off - in 2017 I would have needed a 3:21:37 - d'oh!). I hope I can find the time to train properly, and train without injury. And if I don't get a BQ, it's all good. I've done a 50 miler, and nobody can take that away from me.

Long-Term Running Goals:

Not get super fat....


Started running seriously in March 2010. Married 21 years to a hot momma and we have 3 boys, 1 sweet girl, 2 dogs, 3 2 0 1 cat, and 6     4 5 6 3 5 3 chickens (animals have a short life expectency in the country). I currently lead our church congregation and I feel blessed for the opportunity, and in May 2017 I joined our local School Board as a Trustee for a 3 year term. My day job is Learning Architect for a regional bank in MT, WY, SD, OR, ID, and WA.

Favorite Blogs:

Miles:This week: 16.00 Month: 65.86 Year: 105.87
Cascadia 10 Lifetime Miles: 438.72
Cascadia 10 Pt2 Lifetime Miles: 442.75
Brooks Adrenaline 15 Pt2 Lifetime Miles: 387.02
Cascadia 11 Lifetime Miles: 532.47
Adrenaline 16 Lifetime Miles: 361.80
Adrenaline 17 Lifetime Miles: 388.03
Adrenaline 18 Lifetime Miles: 41.61
Cascadia 12 Lifetime Miles: 12.00
Total Distance

TM at the Y. Took the Scouts to Stake Merit Badge Day then left them for a while and went to my son's basketball game then hit the Y. I'm still not 100% better so planned on only running 3 miles but was feeling pretty good, so thought I'd do 4, then 5, then ended up doing 6. Figured I might as well get in a 10K as it is my long run Saturday. Should've gotten in 8.7 today but I'm happy I was able to do what I did. Sure hope I can shake this crud.

Vasque Trail Runner Miles: 6.30
Weight: 0.00
From Kam on Mon, Feb 14, 2011 at 13:12:06 from

It's crazy how long it takes to clear out all the gunk, eh?

From Russ Runs on Mon, Feb 14, 2011 at 14:17:31 from

This gunk is nasty! Took a 2 1/2 hour nap yesterday then slept a full night. I'll keep running and hopefully it will go away soon.

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