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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
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Brooks Ravenna 5 Miles: 49.50
Weight: 0.00
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9 TM miles at home this morning. The roads are almost dry enough to run on, but starting today we'll get more rain and snow so I guess I'm indoors for a while more.

I slept in for 15 minutes and turns out I could've used that time as I wanted to run 10 but no worries. Warmed up for 1/2 mile at 6, then bumped to 7.0 until 2 miles, then 7.6 for 5 miles, and 8.1 for the next 2 miles. Good run, lots of sweat.

Brooks Ravenna 5 Miles: 9.00
Weight: 0.00
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5 TM miles at the Y this morning. 6.0 for 1/2 mile, 7.0 for 1 mile, 7.6 for the remainder. Lots of sweat for only a 7:54 pace.

45 heel drops, 25 pushups, 25 situps.

Brooks Ravenna 5 Miles: 5.00
Weight: 0.00
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7 x hills on the home treadmill. Warmed up for 1 mile at 6 mph, then cranked up the volume. 7% incline at 7 mph for the first 5, then the last 2 I bumped it up to 8% incline and 7.5 mph. Those last ones left me nearly breathless, which was perfect. Solid workout. It's fun to see the body improve and get stronger and faster over time.

Yesterday at the Y I enjoyed being vain for a few moments. There is a wall of mirrors at the end of the room (with a row of TVs above the mirrors). It's a nice way to see your form and to see if anyone is coming from behind to attack. Great place to be in a zombie apocalypse. Nobody was in front of me so I could see myself in the mirror and it was a thrill to see that I've met my goal of having runner's legs. With each step I could see my quads relax then do the flex/bounce thing on contraction. I used to really envy leg muscles in runners. And to think, it only takes a few thousand miles to do that. Now if only I could work on my upper body....

Brooks Ravenna 5 Miles: 4.50
Weight: 0.00
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1 warmup mile, 10 marathon pace miles on the treadmill this morning at the Y. Today's run was more mentally tough than physically tough, and I'll take that. TM running is a bit harder than being out on the roads as well because you can't cheat on pace and it's so monotonous. It's easier to do these runs while watching a movie. Anyhow, I kept up the pace and kept on going. Had to pause once in the middle for a potty break and the TMs turn off at 60:00 so I shut it down at the 7 mile mark then turned it back on again for 4 more. Not crowded so no problem.

45 heel dips, some calf stretching, 25 pushups and 25 situps. Hopefully ready for tomorrow's 20 miler.

Brooks Ravenna 5 Miles: 11.00
Weight: 0.00
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20 outdoor miles this morning in town on roads. Once again Strava messed with mileage so I guessed and I might be a bit short but I'll take it. 2:48:51 of running with one pee stop in the middle, 611 feet of climbing. Felt pretty good but not great which isn't surprising considering the 10 pace miles yesterday.

Brooks Ravenna 5 Miles: 20.00
Weight: 0.00
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Brooks Ravenna 5 Miles: 49.50
Weight: 0.00
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