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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

run faster

increase mileage in the Spring 

keep running




Long-Term Running Goals:




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

6 ft tall, nation wide

"Engaging in a little suffering — however self-imposed, arbitrary and contrived — before breakfast each morning tends to demand some humility and injects some marked relief into the rest of the day, making things sharper, more inspired, more immediately aware of the powerful presence of being. And that seems really worthwhile." A. Krupicka




Miles:This week: 0.00 Month: 38.00 Year: 38.00
Mt101 Lifetime Miles: 500.80
Mt101 The 2nd Lifetime Miles: 539.20
Green A5's Lifetime Miles: 149.50
MR00 Lifetime Miles: 158.70
Treadmillio Shoes Lifetime Miles: 570.00
Stillnotmads (2) Lifetime Miles: 500.50
Rednotevenmad2 Lifetime Miles: 275.00
Kinvara9 Lifetime Miles: 420.00
Kinvara9painted Lifetime Miles: 292.00
Graynine Lifetime Miles: 146.00
Vapor4's Lifetime Miles: 3.00
Kinvara5 Lifetime Miles: 52.00
Total Distance
Kinvara9painted Miles: 26.00Kinvara9 Miles: 10.00Rednotevenmad2 Miles: 8.00Green A5's Miles: 4.00Treadmillio Shoes Miles: 3.00
Weight: 167.00
Total Distance

16 miles on the buffalo ranch trail - i haven't been out here in about 4 years i think. it's a 3.7 ish mile loop thats relatively flat and has a nice pea gravel surface. temps in the mid to upper 70's but it was mostly cloudy and breezy which took the edge off the warmth. i was hoping for maybe a couple of more miles today but nothing ever really came together and i stopped at sixteen. again, had plenty of energy, no pains or niggles, just sort of flat...was hoping things would sync up but it never happened and as a result i was moving pretty slow - still, happy to get it done. - 9:56 avg

i met all my micro goals for the month of june by running at least 200 miles (212), getting a 50 mile week (i hit a high of 55 somewhere in there), and a "long" run of 15 miles (16). so things are moving along according to plan, i'm healthy, no injuries, just a little tired. anitcipating some sort of "breakthrough" along the way where a faster pace feels effortless and a 20 miler feels easy - or maybe that's too much to ask at 55 years old...time will tell

650am - mostly cloudy, mid to upper 70's

WT 54 miles

Kinvara9painted Miles: 16.00
Weight: 0.00
Total Distance

6 miles - owens/wasatch loop - 9:23 avg (last mile@8:42)

750am - sun, upper 60's

WT 54 miles

Kinvara9 Miles: 6.00
Weight: 0.00
Total Distance

8 miles - gordon/fortlane/antelope/wasatch. - 9:34 avg

3x30 second hill reps on golden in the 7th mile

750am - sun, mid to upper 70's

WT 55 miles

Rednotevenmad2 Miles: 8.00
Weight: 0.00
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4 miles - rest day so i took the morning off and ran 4 on the treadmill later. after the first mile i did quarters@gmp with quarter breaks - just to spice up the treadmill scene a little bit.

11am - tm

WT 49 miles

Green A5's Miles: 4.00
Weight: 167.00
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10 miles - from home - cemetery loops/fairfield out and back - 9:39 avg

810am - sun, upper 60's

WT 55 miles

Kinvara9painted Miles: 10.00
Weight: 0.00
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4 miles - lobstatch loop - that was probably the roughest i have felt this year on a run. things did show signs of loosening up in the 4th mile though so i think this jog was beneficial. 10:01 avg

820am - sun, mid 60's

WT 52 miles

Kinvara9 Miles: 4.00
Weight: 0.00
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3 miles on the treadmill - feeling tired today - hopefully a short day yesterday and today will have me feeling perky tomorrow - 8:50 avg

1130am - tm

WT 51 miles

Treadmillio Shoes Miles: 3.00
Weight: 0.00
Total Distance
Kinvara9painted Miles: 26.00Kinvara9 Miles: 10.00Rednotevenmad2 Miles: 8.00Green A5's Miles: 4.00Treadmillio Shoes Miles: 3.00
Weight: 167.00
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