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January 18, 2019

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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:

Get back into running shape.

Long-Term Running Goals:

Not get super fat, and qualify for Boston before I'm 50 (April 2023).


Started running seriously in March 2010. Married 22 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 1 2 0 chickens (until Spring 2019 when we'll start over). As of September 2018 I'm looking for work... yay. I'm on the local School Board.

Favorite Blogs:

Miles:This week: 0.00 Month: 0.00 Year: 0.00
Adrenaline 18 Lifetime Miles: 419.99
Cascadia 12 Lifetime Miles: 392.50
Total Distance

3 elliptical miles this morning. Rolled out the left calf before starting, seemed to help a tiny bit, then did 2 bike miles before starting out. Calf felt okay but definitely could feel it. Went quite a bit slower than yesterday and didn't get a massive sweat on like yesterday, but still some moisture.

15 curls (25), 10 presses (45), 30 pushups, 60 sec plank, 5 pullups, rolled out both legs.

Weight: 179.00
From Donald Davis on Fri, Apr 13, 2018 at 09:19:15 from

Russ, just saw that you're in San Antonio. I imagine your body is not well adapted to the warm and humid, which seems to pervade even in the hotel gym. I imagine you're staying in downtown by the Riverwalk and missions. Enjoy it all! I grew up there and really enjoy visiting the downtown area. Lots of good places to eat in that area too.

From I Just Run on Sun, Apr 15, 2018 at 11:16:13 from

Keep up the good work ... It will come!

Are you still in SA?

From Russ on Fri, Apr 20, 2018 at 14:41:18 from

Sorry, missed both of these last week. San Antonio was fantastic! Staying on the Riverwalk was the highlight, as so much to do, and could walk to the conference center just on the Riverwalk. Loved it. We flew back Tuesday the 10th. My only regret was my calf hurt after my Saturday run, so I couldn't fully enjoy running at lower elevations. And we had cold temps while we were there, so I was spared the heat and humidity which killed me when we lived in Kansas City 15 years ago. Now I need to bring my wife with me to SA as she would love it. I didn't realize how SA is on everyone's bucket list - everyone I've told that I went there has said "I'd love to get there someday" or "I loved it there." Great city.

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