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Member Since:

Jan 17, 2008



Goal Type:


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 - 1,058


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



born in 1964. married 22 years. one wife two dogs 

6 ft tall, nation wide




Miles:This week: 7.00 Month: 44.00 Year: 80.00
Mt101 Lifetime Miles: 500.80
Mt101 The 2nd Lifetime Miles: 539.20
Green A5's Lifetime Miles: 100.50
MR00 Lifetime Miles: 158.70
Treadmillio Shoes Lifetime Miles: 504.00
Stillnotmads (2) Lifetime Miles: 487.50
Rednotevenmad Lifetime Miles: 345.50
Rednotevenmad2 Lifetime Miles: 156.00
Total Distance
Junk Shoes Miles: 6.00Musha 2 Miles: 14.30Bandito's Miles: 10.00Musha 3 Miles: 18.40
Weight: 0.00
Total Distance

6 miles / easy. On the LPT with dog. Partly gloriously sunny.

WT 47.9 miles

Junk Shoes Miles: 6.00
Weight: 0.00
Total Distance

Feeling light headed, slightly nauseous, and generally "flu-ish". This has been going on for a few days but is a little worse today, and not going away as the day progresses. Skipping the run and hoping to get out again tomorrow or Wednesday depending.

Weight: 0.00
Total Distance

9.3 miles / easy commute run home. Overcast / 50F.

WT 45 miles

Musha 2 Miles: 9.30
Weight: 0.00
Total Distance

10 miles / Easy. Commute into work. Sun, mid 40's temp.

After 4 very easy miles I did 10 x 1 min @ 7-7:15 pace / 1 min. easy. Then 5 minutes easy. Then 5 x 2 min. @ HM / 1 min. easy. Then about 1.5 mile cool down.

WT 43 miles.

Bandito's Miles: 10.00
Weight: 0.00
Total Distance

5 easy miles / From work. Pretty dang nice weather.

WT 41 miles

Musha 2 Miles: 5.00
Weight: 0.00
Race: Salt Lake Half Marathon (13.1 Miles) 01:43:34
Total Distance

Official time 1:43:34. A 49 second PR. I was 45/143 for my age division, and 460/4444 overall. Midpack man is alive and well.

Again, like last year, I quit around 10 miles. So from this I take it that the best I can do is 10 miles at around 7:45 average pace. Why no''s a mystery. Fortunately though, I love to run. Participating in races is just a nice way for me to change things up once in awhile. I love the high I get from running, and the personal challenge of  getting out the door as much as possible and keeping consistent over time. I can think of worse hobbies. I ran a mile for warm up right before the start. For entertainment purposes I'll post my Garmin miles for this year with my Garmin miles from last year in parenthesis:

    mile 1: 7:55 (8:18) Good.

    mile 2: 8:03 (8:08) Okay.

    mile 3: 7:40 (7:45)

    mile 4: 7:45 (7:24) #*@%!

    mile 5: 7:56 (7:57)

    mile 6: 7:40 (7:55) Good.

    mile 7: 7:44 (7:49) Back to okay.

    mile 8: 7:49 (7:56)

    mile 9: 7:59 (7:49) Excrement.

   mile 10 8:20 (8:15) Piling up

   mile 11 8:23 (8:09) Really getting smelly now.

   mile 12 8:33 (8:34) Somebody must have opened a vent. Phew.

   mile 13 7:29 (7:37) Good. Somebody flushed.

So there you have it. My splits speak for themselves. After the race I met for the first time, bloggers Walter and Steve Anderson. Both ran very good races (though they both had excuses for only getting 1:11's for this downhill course) Lol! Speed really is relative isn't it.

After my half, I grabbed a bottle of water and ran slowly back up the course to find Lysa, who was pacing her brother Cam in his first half marathon. He did great, and it's always inspiring to see people triumph over extreme discomfort and conquer themselves! As we closed in on the finish, I heard, then saw, Kelli, as she was cheering for me. She looked a little confused like: "why is JD coming in around 2:30 for his half?" Lol! Her husband Scott ran the marathon today, I hope it went well for him. This, and the extended jog back to my car, netted me an additional 4.3 miles, giving me 18.4 miles for the day.

Ogden Marathon in 5 weeks.

WT 48.7 miles

Musha 3 Miles: 18.40
Weight: 0.00
Total Distance
Junk Shoes Miles: 6.00Musha 2 Miles: 14.30Bandito's Miles: 10.00Musha 3 Miles: 18.40
Weight: 0.00
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