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September 2010

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Location:

UT,

Member Since:

Jan 17, 2008

Gender:

Male

Goal Type:

Other

Running Accomplishments:

yearly mileage totals (actual running miles, not crosstraining etc)

2008 - 1,317

2009 - 2,654

2010 - 2,578

2011 - 2,618

2012 - 3,083 (ran everyday this year. PR's in half and full marathons, at age 48!)

2013 - 1,177

2014 - 1,716

2015 - 1,060

2016 - 951

2017 - 786

2018 - 

 

Short-Term Running Goals:

reacquaint myself with my long lost running freak, and then proceed to get my running freak on

Long-Term Running Goals:

keep running

 

Personal:

born in 1964. married 21 years. one wife two dogs 

6 ft tall, nation wide

 

 

 

Miles:This week: 5.00 Month: 21.00 Year: 1006.00
Mt101 Lifetime Miles: 500.80
Mt101 The 2nd Lifetime Miles: 539.20
Green A5's Lifetime Miles: 100.50
MR00 Lifetime Miles: 158.70
Steenbergers Lifetime Miles: 480.00
Notevenmads Lifetime Miles: 461.00
Stillnotmads (2) Lifetime Miles: 454.50
Rednotevenmad Lifetime Miles: 309.50
Rednotevenmad2 Lifetime Miles: 146.00
Total Distance
244.60
Hyperspeed 4 Miles: 46.00Bandito's Miles: 54.10Junk Shoes Miles: 86.80Asics DS 13 Miles: 15.00GSS 3 Miles: 8.00GSS 3 (2) Miles: 30.70Barefoot Miles: 1.00Bandito's (2) Miles: 3.00
Weight: 0.00
Total Distance
5.00

5 miles. Recovery run. One mile boardwalk loops at the nature preserve. Sun, mid 70's.

Hyperspeed 4 Miles: 5.00
Weight: 0.00
Comments(1)
Total Distance
7.00

7 miles / 57:54 / 8:16 avg. 9:45 AM, Sun, temps in the high 60's. From work.

After a warm up mile (9:16), I determined I was feeling good and thought maybe doing some intervals, but it felt good to just keep a steady pace. So I tried to avoid hills and keep a good pace going for the remainder of the run. Splits for mile 2-7: 8:30, 7:47, 7:54, 8:05, 8:09, 8:11.

By the way. You've heard of restless leg syndrome. Well, I've got restless upper body syndrome. Has anyone ever experienced this. It like an unquenchable tingling/tickling sensation in my shoulder and upper back. It's extremely uncomfortable. It started 4 or 5 days ago and seems to be increasing in frequency/intensity. Someone recommended more iron in my diet. Any one have any thoughts or suggestions?

Bandito's Miles: 7.00
Weight: 0.00
Comments(13)
Total Distance
5.00

5 miles / 8:36 avg. From work. Sunny, temps in the upper 70's.

Splits - 8:57, 8:33, 8:41, 8:30, 8:17

Hyperspeed 4 Miles: 5.00
Weight: 0.00
Comments(3)
Total Distance
9.00

9 miles. Very easy pace this morning. Late start (8:30) on what is going to be a very hot day.

Junk Shoes Miles: 9.00
Weight: 0.00
Comments(2)
Total Distance
3.00

3 miles. 12:12 PM, sun, 78F. Hopefully running long tomorrow but I didn't want to skip a day so went to the 1/2 mile track and ran 3. Mile 2 was a 6:45 the other two miles much slower.

 

WET: 44.4 miles

#6

Asics DS 13 Miles: 3.00
Weight: 0.00
Comments(3)
Total Distance
25.10

25.1 miles / 9:56 avg. Started from home and ran all over the place. 9:45 AM, sunny and 50F, by the time I got done it was 66 degrees. Great running weather. Stuck to the roads but still ended up with about 2400 ft vert. for the run. Ran the first 15 miles with just my 16 oz. hand held bottle. My first stop at mile 15 was at a little nature preserve where I had a half gallon of water cached. There's a 1.2 mile trail there, pea gravel, wooden step bridges etc. I did a couple of laps on that, topped off my hand held and finished the rest of the half gallon, and continued on. I hit a really low point around mile 21 and I thought, "well, that's it; I'll be bonking my way through the last 4 miles". I walked a total of .4 miles in mile 22, and then rallied. My fastest miles of the run were the last two! I can't tell you how happy that makes me. Usually once the crap starts hitting the fan I'm finished. So hopefully this means that I'm starting to get some of the fueling strategy down for the longer runs.

My total mileage for the week that ends today is 69.5.

 

WET: 69.5

#7

Junk Shoes Miles: 25.10
Weight: 0.00
Comments(9)
Total Distance
4.20

4.2 miles. From work, 10:30 AM. Sun 68F. Just out assessing the immediate effect from yesterday's long run. No soreness, which makes sense because though I ran pretty far yesterday, I ran at a very easy pace. I am fatigued though, very much so. Interesting challenge on today's run as I felt as though I would drop off to sleep at any moment. I don't feel tired, it feels like an exhaustion welling up into my head, threatening to knock me out on a whim.

WET: 58.3 miles

#8

Bandito's Miles: 4.20
Weight: 0.00
Comments(7)
Total Distance
7.00

7 miles / 8:53 avg. TM...

Still in recovery mode. Feel pretty good.

#9

WET 60.3 miles.



GSS 3 Miles: 7.00
Weight: 0.00
Comments(4)
Total Distance
7.00

7 miles / 58:52 / 8:24 avg. The only way I was going to get a run in today was on the treadmill at home; and so it is.  Made up a mini workout to keep me going:

2 mi. wu @ 8:55 pace

2 miles @ 7:54, 7:42

1/2 mi. easy (9:15 pace?)

1 mile @ 7:30

1.5 cd @ 8:51 pace.

The deranged musical meanderings of live Phish on the boom box to occupy.

 

WET 60.3 miles

#10







Asics DS 13 Miles: 7.00
Weight: 0.00
Comments(7)
Total Distance
5.00

5 miles easy on the Bluff trail. Partly cloudy, 58F.

WET 60.3 miles

#11

Hyperspeed 4 Miles: 5.00
Weight: 0.00
Comments(8)
Total Distance
10.40

10.4 miles on the hilly, rocky fire break road. about 1,600 ft. total vert - out and back. 70 degrees. 10:40 avg.

WET 61.7 miles

#12

GSS 3 (2) Miles: 10.40
Weight: 0.00
Comments(4)
Total Distance
8.00

8 miles / 8:48 avg. Easy progression run at the mystery field track (1/2 mile laps, asphalt). 11:30 AM. Sun, 73F.

Splits: 9:32, 9:18, 9:09, 8:54, 8:46, 8:29, 8:24, 7:49.

Today felt really good and fluid, especially after the first couple of miles. It was fun keeping track of my quarter mile splits and making sure not to increase each miles pace by too much as I just needed to go really easy today. Then by the last mile it was fun to just forget about pace and run a little harder.

WET 66.7 miles

#13


Hyperspeed 4 Miles: 8.00
Weight: 0.00
Comments(5)
Total Distance
7.30

7.3 miles. From work. 10:00 AM, sun, 70F. Easy pace.

WET 48.9

#14

Bandito's Miles: 7.30
Weight: 0.00
Comments(9)
Total Distance
11.00

11 miles. Steady state run. 10 AM sun, 74F. Bluff trail. Nice tail wind going out which provided a nice cooling headwind coming back. Except for getting pretty thirsty towards the end of the run I felt pretty good today. Barely beat the 9 minute guy.

WET 54.7 miles

#15

Junk Shoes Miles: 11.00
Weight: 0.00
Comments(6)
Total Distance
5.30

5.3 sssslllloooowwww miles. From work. Body feels great, plenty of energy, but the legs are not having any of it.

WET 54 miles

#16

Bandito's Miles: 5.30
Weight: 0.00
Comments(3)
Total Distance
7.30

7.3 miles, easy pace. Beautiful sunset run on the fire break road

WET 54.3 miles

#17

 

GSS 3 (2) Miles: 7.30
Weight: 0.00
Comments(2)
Total Distance
3.00

Easy 3 on the fire break road with the long legged one. Rest day.

WET 52.3 miles

#18

GSS 3 (2) Miles: 3.00
Weight: 0.00
Comments(4)
Total Distance
19.00

19 miles. Great day of running. I ran on some of the TOU course pacing Lysa for her first marathon. She totally rocked it. I got to say that I find plenty of inspiration here on FRB, but being with Lysa today for the final 10 miles of her marathon was perhaps the most inspiring running experience I've had to date. Being with her recalled memories from my first marathon and so I knew what she was going through. She was so tough and endured and finished in style! Congratulations Lysa! Your fitness/training really payed off in that rather than fading and crumbling towards the end you just kept moving. According to my garmin, the final two miles were the fastest of the last ten miles you covered. Impressive. Thanks for allowing me to share it with you. 

So I left my house this morning around 7 and headed North on I-15. Somehow I had missed the Brigham city exit which would have taken me through Sardine canyon and on to Logan. When I realized my mistake I was just coming up on an exit for riverside and Logan. I didn't know where I was but was so happy to see the word Logan on a sign. I took the exit and was relieved to see that it was only 18 miles to Logan from there. On the way, I saw a sign that said Wellsville. So I took that road because I wanted end up on the South end of Logan so as to avoid traffic and crowds. It was a good choice as I drove through some beautiful rural small towns while the sun was rising and with a live Greg Brown CD playing. Perfect. Anyway, I got back on I-89 and turned onto the street that I knew would lead me to the Walmart where I would park my car. This placed me about a half mile from the 21 mile marker (Springcreek) on the course, and provided a quick escape at the end of the day when I got back to my car to head home. So, I strapped on my camelback and headed out. I had just missed the leaders by about 15 - 20 minutes I'm guessing but I did see Sasha come through mile 21 as I headed up the course going the opposite way. My goal was to find Lysa around mile 17 just as the runners turn onto hwy 165 heading North. I've never run a race course in the opposite direction during the race and it was a cool perspective. At first I encountered lone elite runners as they approached the final 5 miles of their marathon. I saw Allie Scott and knew she was the first woman in the race. She looked very smooth and strong. I gave her a shout out "Allie Scott...it's JD! Go! Allie go!" As I ran the opposite direction of the runners I was very careful to stay well out of their way, often running on the sidewalk and dodging spectators rather than  taking up course space. Eventually the runners starting coming toward me in larger and larger groups until it was a steady stream of  runners. I stopped at aid station 17 and chatted with some volunteers for about 5 minutes. Realizing I was a little early, I continued up the course to find Lysa. Leaving the aid station is where Stacie (on the blog) shouted out my name as she was running by. I never would have recognized her, but I recognize her amazing ability to pick a face of someone she'd never met before out of a crowd of people. Found Lysa around mile 16-ish? She was with her sister in law and had stopped to stretch. So far I was having a great morning, perfect weather, beautiful Cache valley, and running! And still,  my day just got better and better. Lysa's brother Cameron joined us shortly after this and stuck with us, running all the way to the finish. What a tough guy, it must run in the family! I haven't really spent any time with Cam in years so it was nice "hanging out" with him today. Lysa'a family: her husband, children, parents would pop up throughout the course and it was a great way to spend a run having all this loving supportive family around. Lysa is truly blessed. So the miles passed, Lysa stayed strong in spite of not having the kind of day we all wish we could have on race day, but which rarely happens, and in spite of her calves seizing up on her with 7 or 8 miles still to go. I broke off from her about 100 yards before the finish and headed for the park. I was thrilled to hear the announcer say her name over the PA as she crossed the finish line! After wards we all just hung out for awhile and soaking in the experience. I finally met Kelli (on the blog). I have really looked up to Kelli over the last couple of years reading about her tenacious and amazing training and watching her knock down PR after PR as time goes by. She's a real class act and a great example. We stayed to see Allie get her Award and thought it was funny that they just hand the winners a big wad of cash right there on the spot. I guess that's preferable to waiting for a check in the mail! I congratulated Allie on her incredible performance, and then ran back to my car. I took the short route and ended up with 19 miles for the day.

With all the crud that goes on in the world, I can't help but feel extreme gratitude for my life experience and the place running has in my life. If anyone ever catches me complaining, about anything, be sure and kick my butt and send me on down the river!

WET 60.9 miles

#19

Junk Shoes Miles: 19.00
Weight: 0.00
Comments(14)
Total Distance
4.00

4 miles. Easy 1/2 mile loops on the MFT. Didn't get out until 2:00 PM and paid with strong South wind and 91 degree heat. First three miles at 9:13, 8:20, 7:46. Then one mile barefoot on the grass @ 8:15 mile.

WET 56.9

#20

Barefoot Miles: 1.00Bandito's (2) Miles: 3.00
Weight: 0.00
Comments(1)
Total Distance
8.00

Easy 8 / 8:33 avg. From work, around 10:00AM. Sunny and 70 degrees. Beautiful running weather. I've been putting a lot of focus into my form the last several weeks and I felt like today's run was the first real pay off for the work. Just felt relaxed and easy while holding good running form. 

Mile splits: 9:07, 8:40, 8:14, 8:41, 8:32, 8:34, 8:18, 8:19.

WET 57.6 miles

#21

Hyperspeed 4 Miles: 8.00
Weight: 0.00
Comments(8)
Total Distance
14.00

AM - 9 troublesome miles. Bluff trail. Sunny and 65 degrees.

 PM - 5 more less troublesome but tired miles on the fire break road under the sun and 82 degrees.

WET 60.6 miles

#22


GSS 3 (2) Miles: 5.00Bandito's Miles: 9.00
Weight: 0.00
Comments(14)
Total Distance
6.00

Standard 6. Very easy pace today. Stopped at the LPT on my way home from work and ran on very dead legs.

WET 61.3 miles

#23

Hyperspeed 4 Miles: 6.00
Weight: 0.00
Comments(8)
Total Distance
11.00

11 miles / 8:48 avg. From work. Sunny and 65 degrees. Started slow but felt better as the run progressed. Stopped for water around mile 7.

WET 65 miles

#24

Bandito's Miles: 11.00
Weight: 0.00
Comments(7)
Total Distance
5.00

Easy 5 on the fire break road, always a good little hill workout.

WET 67 miles

#25

GSS 3 (2) Miles: 5.00
Weight: 0.00
Comments(4)
Total Distance
12.50

12.5 miles. I made the uphill climb from my front door to and into Farmington canyon then turned south onto the fire break road. I usually drive the 1.6 miles and park my car for this run but I was feeling saucy tonight. I got started at 5:22 PM. Perfect timing as the sun was dipping below the horizon on my trip back, still in the foothills with 3 miles to go. The mountains on the east side were on fire with the fall colors starting to pop. Met another runner about 3 miles into my run and ran a couple of slower miles with him. It's such a rare event to see another runner around there that I had to chat with him for a bit. Turns out he lives just a couple of blocks from me! Generally felt good on this run. The legs do feel a little beat down but I was happy to be able to still manage the climbs I encounter on this course with something at least slightly above a shuffle. I ran for 2:15:24 netting an average pace of 10:49 per mile, and over 2500 ft up/2500 ft down.

WET 60.5

#26

Junk Shoes Miles: 12.50
Weight: 0.00
Comments(6)
Total Distance
5.00

Easy 5 mile recovery progression run. 8:54 avg. Started at 10:30 AM, 14 hours after last nights trail run. Mystery field track. I decided to make it a progression run, otherwise my body would have won. Splits: 9:24, 9:21, 9:06, 8:37, 8:07.

WET 61.5 miles

#27

Asics DS 13 Miles: 5.00
Weight: 0.00
Comments(1)
Total Distance
1.00

"As I settled into a comfortable pace, my cadence took on that indicative metronome-like quality that tends to signify a successfully aerobic run; this quickly set my mind to wandering in order to occupy itself while muscle memory and instinct took over the run." J. Nevels

 

1 mile. TM. Just wanted to see if I could do it.

 

(Weaksauce)

WET 54.5 miles

#28

GSS 3 Miles: 1.00
Weight: 0.00
Comments(3)
Total Distance
10.30

10.3 miles / 1:27:37 / 8:30 avg. Sunny, 74 degrees. Ran from work. Pace all over the place today but I felt much better than yesterday. Splits: 9:18, 8:28, 8:07, 8:28, 8:20, 9:05, 8:16, 8:42, 8:15, 7:49, +.3 @ 9:22 pace.

WET 50.8 miles

#29

Bandito's Miles: 10.30
Weight: 0.00
Comments(8)
Total Distance
9.00

Easy 9. One mile boardwalk loops at the nature preserve. Sunny and 71F.

WET 53.8 miles

#30

Hyperspeed 4 Miles: 9.00
Weight: 0.00
Comments(3)
Total Distance
10.20

10.2 miles. Bluff trail. Sunny, 77F. Going very easy on  pace the last two days while the outside of my left foot sorts out whatever issue it's currently grappling with.

I met my goal of running every day in September. This was day 31 because I also ran the last day of August.

WET 53 miles

#31

Junk Shoes Miles: 10.20
Weight: 0.00
Comments(13)
Total Distance
244.60
Hyperspeed 4 Miles: 46.00Bandito's Miles: 54.10Junk Shoes Miles: 86.80Asics DS 13 Miles: 15.00GSS 3 Miles: 8.00GSS 3 (2) Miles: 30.70Barefoot Miles: 1.00Bandito's (2) Miles: 3.00
Weight: 0.00
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