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Location:

Tooele & Ivins,UT,USA

Member Since:

Oct 30, 2008

Gender:

Male

Goal Type:

Age Division Winner

Running Accomplishments:

St. George Marathon 20-year Club (completed 24)

Boston Marathon 2006, 2007, 2008, 2016, 2017

Running for 35 years, logged 54,000 miles since 1982. 36 marathons.

Old Man PR's:

5K = 19:58 - July 4th Freedom Run 7/4/08

6K = 26:38 - Cold Turkey Rrrun, 11/23/06

10K = 43:00 - Deseret News, 7/24/08

1/2 Marathon = 1:32:54 - Hobble Creek, 8/23/08

Marathon = 3:23:13 - St. George, 10/4/08 (Boston Qualifier)

Boston Best: 3:35:07, 4/21/08 (Boston Qualifier)

Boston Worst:  DNF, 4/18/11 

 

Short-Term Running Goals:

Keep running!

Long-Term Running Goals:

Keep running for another 20 years.

Personal:

Married for 40 years to a wonderful and supportive wife. She's run 2 marathons herself in our earlier years so that helps.  4 boys, all married, and 8 grandchildren.  2 sons are runners. I celebrated 35 years of running madness, insanity, or at least OCD, on August 23rd, 2017. 

Favorite Blogs:

Miles:This week: 0.00 Month: 69.52 Year: 683.52
Nike Free Lifetime Miles: 21.00
Saucony Peregrine Trail Lifetime Miles: 314.15
Asics 2000 Aqua #2 Lifetime Miles: 419.50
Asics 2000 Aqua #3 Lifetime Miles: 364.10
Asics 2000 Gray/Yellow Lifetime Miles: 610.30
Saucony Peregrine Trail #2 Lifetime Miles: 0.00
Asics 2000 Aqua #4 Lifetime Miles: 255.50
Slow milesFast milesTotal Distance
10.000.0010.00

10 miles at 9:45 A.P. on the Pony Express Rd. with Rick.  5 miles out and back.  Cold, but clear and sunny morning.

Asics 2000 Aqua #4 Miles: 10.00
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4.000.004.00

5:00 A.M. 4 miles at Vasa Gym.  Progression run on treadmill.  10:00 min. pace to 8:00 min pace.

Asics 2000 Aqua #3 Miles: 4.00
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6.000.006.00

6 miles on the Bonneville Loop in City Creek Canyon and up 11th Avenue to "L" Street and back.  A slow 9:52 A.P. on a warm, but overcast and windy day before the incoming storm tomorrow.  Ran a couple of miles with a guy named Paul from Tucson AZ. Helped get me up the hill to the turn-around.

Asics 2000 Aqua #4 Miles: 6.00
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4.000.004.00

4 miles at noon in SLC on from the COB upt to Bonneville Loop west road and City Creek Canyon and back. 9:39 A.P. Clear and sunny day.

Asics 2000 Aqua #4 Miles: 4.00
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4.000.004.00

4 miles on the Tooele west side loop.  9:32 A.P.

Asics 2000 Aqua #4 Miles: 4.00
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28.000.0028.00
Asics 2000 Aqua #4 Miles: 24.00Asics 2000 Aqua #3 Miles: 4.00
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