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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.

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Miles:This week: 0.00 Month: 25.75 Year: 923.85
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: 538.47
Adrenaline 16 Lifetime Miles: 361.80
Adrenaline 17 Lifetime Miles: 392.03
Adrenaline 18 Lifetime Miles: 404.99
Cascadia 12 Lifetime Miles: 368.50
Total Distance
Pushups Miles: 110.00New Red Brooks Adr GT 11 Miles: 6.29
Weight: 0.00
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Spin class today after a 3 day layoff because I was being lazy. This instructor is tough but fun. We did a big 'ol simulated hill climb and it kept going and going and going. 50 total minutes and all but a few of those minutes we were climbing. I have to wear my HR monitor so that I control myself otherwise I'll die from going too hard. I kept it mostly in the 155 range but the last 2 minutes pushed it pretty hard and sprinted to the top of the hill, HR at 173. That's up there and my breathing was ragged. Great workout - should be a nice sleep elixir tonight.

10 pullups, 3X10 curls & triceps, 1X60 plank, 10 pushups. I guess 10 was the number of the day?

Pushups Miles: 10.00
Weight: 0.00
Total Distance

50 minutes on the elliptical (names I'd like to call it are not appropriate for this blog). It wasn't too bad, really. This one was a new fangled one with a touch screen and I didn't like it. Give me the basic red LED lights that tell me the intensity that's coming up and how long I should expect the intensity to last. And let me set the level myself. This one I set the "average" level so it would adjust up or down based on the average. Bull! I want to know exactly what I'm doing and what to expect. Especially when I'm stationary. Grrr. Anyhow, I powered through for 50 minutes of it, even thought at times it felt like an eternity.

2X60 planks, some bicycles and toe touches; 3X10 curls, triceps; 5 pullups. 25 pushups this morning while waiting for the shower to get hot.

Pushups Miles: 25.00
Weight: 0.00
Total Distance

Mileage! Woot woot. It's been 2 weeks since I saw the Dr. and my foot's feeling great so I hit the TM for a few miles. I noticed that others when starting back up have done high inclines so the first 10 minutes or so I did a 4% with only a 5.0 speed. I bumped up to a 5.5 then dropped to 3% and 6.0 speed for the rest. I think the foot feels good, but I won't know until tomorrow I guess. I think I felt a twinge of something walking down the stairs to the locker room but I don't know if it was in the same spot or just my feet saying Hello. My fitness felt great and it was odd not to be a sweaty mess like I have been on the spin bike or elliptical.

2X60 plank, 1X60 side planks, 50 crunches, 3X10 curls & triceps, 7 pullups (couldn't make it to 10 after everything else). 

New Red Brooks Adr GT 11 Miles: 3.29
Weight: 0.00
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No watch as battery was dead but it was about 3 miles. Not sure of pacing but it was probably around 9 minute miles. My foot felt fine, my groin injury was present. Hours later my foot is fine, but I can feel it where it was sore so I'm going to lay off running for another while. I'm thinking I should find a sports doctor to check my groin (insert jokes here). It seems to be a sports-related groin pull and I think a sports medicine group would be more likely to have seen these types of injuries before and hopefully prescribe some sort of non-invasive treatment. I can run with the groin problem but I don't want it to keep getting worse to where it affects my running.

Anyway, back to more cycling and elliptical. Should I go get a foot xray to see if it is a stress fracture? Or is that just a waste of money and if I give it 2 more weeks off will the pain be done? I'd hate to keep laying off for a short time and re-injure the foot when I should be laying off 6-8 weeks for something more serious. However, I am able to hop on one foot just fine so I don't think it's a SF - maybe just a stress reaction? I don't know, but I wish I did. I just want to run and improve. 

New Red Brooks Adr GT 11 Miles: 3.00
Weight: 0.00
Total Distance

30 minutes on the elliptical at home this morning. A shorter time than I wanted but I struggled to roll out of bed sooner. Still, got in a good sweat fest while watching Sportscenter.

3X60 planks, 3X25 pushups. 

Pushups Miles: 75.00
Weight: 0.00
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Pushups Miles: 110.00New Red Brooks Adr GT 11 Miles: 6.29
Weight: 0.00
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