Training in Montana

March 23, 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. I was recently diagnosed with Temporal Lobe Epilepsy, so my new goal is to not have any seizures, and keep running. Since my last seizure in Jan 2018 I haven't been able to run more than 6 miles at once. Hoping the mileage can come back, but future races are out as I don't know what each day will bring. But I'm not dead and don't have a terminal disease, and for that I count my blessings.

Long-Term Running Goals:

Not get super fat, and run another marathon or ultra sometime soon.


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: 8.00 Month: 50.50 Year: 168.62
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: 89.36
Cascadia 12 Lifetime Miles: 24.00
Total Distance

Decided to sleep in this morning and forego my planned run to instead make pink pancakes for the family. A good idea. Ran a bit before noon, and continue to improve. Ran at 2% incline and was able to go 4 miles without stopping, and progressively got faster. Started at 10:00 for first 1/2 mile, then bumped to 8:57 next 1.5 miles, then next mile at 8:27, then 1/2 mile at 7:57, then dropped to 7:29, then 6:57, and last .25 at 6:29 or so. Felt good to go faster without the legs giving out or needing to stop. Onward and upward.

Adrenaline 18 Miles: 4.00
Weight: 177.20
From I Just Run on Fri, Feb 16, 2018 at 07:25:13 from

Pancakes are my favorite!

From allie on Sat, Feb 17, 2018 at 12:38:04 from

aw, good call on the pink pancakes. my mom used to dye the milk pink (and green on st paddy's day).

From Russ on Sat, Feb 17, 2018 at 19:52:19 from

Thanks guys. Food is the universal love language.

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