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Location:

Billings,MT,

Member Since:

Jan 10, 2011

Gender:

Male

Goal Type:

Marathon Finish

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 (my profile picture)

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 run another marathon or ultra sometime soon.

Personal:

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 new chickens (spring 2018) who have yet to lay eggs. My day job is Learning Architect for a regional bank in MT, WY, SD, OR, ID, and WA. In May 2017 I joined our local School Board as a Trustee for a 3 year term.

Favorite Blogs:

Miles:This week: 9.00 Month: 65.00 Year: 389.35
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: 208.09
Cascadia 12 Lifetime Miles: 50.00
Total Distance
20.30
Cascadia 10 Pt2 Miles: 5.30Brooks Adrenaline 15 Miles: 15.00
Weight: 0.00
Total Distance
5.30

Been travelling since Friday with no chance for runs and I can't remember why I didn't run Thursday morning... It made sense at the time though.

We've driven 1350 miles from Billings to Salt Lake then to Reno where we are currently, staying at my wife's brother's house. It's on the mountain towards Lake Tahoe and it's beautiful. I ran this morning near his house, at Galena Park trailhead. I don't recall the trail name but it was a tough one. I'd run it all the time if I lived here, to get in shape for trail runs. It was also at about 6000 feet elevation so it was good training. It was up to the top of a ridge and back with lots of switchbacks. I ran when I could and walked the rest. Really fun run, and quick coming down although the sun was in my eyes halfway on the switchbacks returning to the car and I'm glad I didn't trip.

Not sure what's up with my left knee. It's bugged me since my 26.2 training run on May 2nd. I didn't do anything in particular to hurt it, no tripping or anything I can remember. It bugged me a bit on long runs and on the Bighorn run. It bugged me today on the downhills then we went to Lake Tahoe for the day and it really bugged me walking on the sand. I was almost limping. I sure hope it's nothing serious but I'm concerned.

Tomorrow we're heading to Six Flags north of San Francisco, then Sonoma State Park beach on Wednesday, San Francisco Thursday, not sure Friday then long drive to Salt Lake on Saturday. Hang there for a couple days and home Tuesday. Loooong trip. Hope we don't kill each other before it's over.

Cascadia 10 Pt2 Miles: 5.30
Weight: 0.00
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Total Distance
6.00

6 miles from the condo in Windsor, CA. Found a 1.5M bike path near the condo and ran that until I hit a main road then followed it into Windsor. A cute little town. On the way there I passed Windsor HS which is apparently a staging area or finish for the Vineman 70.3 this coming Sunday. I ran a bit through the corral just to experience the thrill of the roaring crowd. I heard and felt them. I was "nearly there".

Legs felt pretty good but most of that was just because it's 0 elevation. Love it.

AP: 8:30 or so.

In the morning we hung out at the pool and the afternoon we went to the ocean at Sonoma Beach. Not a swimming beach but we had a blast getting chased by the waves. We lost quite often and got drenched. It was fun and freezing. The ocean is amazing.

Brooks Adrenaline 15 Miles: 6.00
Weight: 0.00
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Total Distance
4.00

4 miles this morning before heading into San Francisco. My legs did not feel great. Must be the 50 mile residual tiredness. Wanted to walk a few times but I didn't..

After we went to San Francisco and had a blast. Went on a boat ride under the Golden Gate bridge and around Alcatraz. We got soaked with a wet misting fog. It was beautiful. Did Chinatown, Lombard Street, Pier 39, Fisherman's Wharf (complete with clam chowder in a sourdough bread bowl - yum). First time there for the kids and they enjoyed it.

Brooks Adrenaline 15 Miles: 4.00
Weight: 0.00
Comments(1)
Total Distance
5.00

5 TM miles this morning at the condo small gym so I could see the fam swimming. And so I could watch an episode of Longmire. I was only going to run 3 miles but there were 14 more minutes of the show so I ramped up the TM again and ran a couple more. Finished just as the show ended. Sweet. And sweat. All over the place.

Brooks Adrenaline 15 Miles: 5.00
Weight: 0.00
Comments(1)
Total Distance
20.30
Cascadia 10 Pt2 Miles: 5.30Brooks Adrenaline 15 Miles: 15.00
Weight: 0.00
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