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Bryce Canyon 1/2 Marathon

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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. 

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Nike Free Lifetime Miles: 22.50
Saucony Peregrine Trail Lifetime Miles: 318.15
Asics 2000 Aqua #2 Lifetime Miles: 419.50
Asics 2000 Aqua #3 Lifetime Miles: 393.10
Asics 2000 Gray/Yellow Lifetime Miles: 610.30
Saucony Peregrine Trail #2 Lifetime Miles: 168.40
Asics 2000 Aqua #4 Lifetime Miles: 355.00
Slow milesFast milesTotal Distance
63.0087.80150.80
Asics 2000 Aqua #3 Miles: 128.00Asics 2000 Aqua #2 Miles: 14.00Asics 2000 Gray/Yellow Miles: 8.00
Race: Bryce Canyon 1/2 Marathon (13.1 Miles) 01:48:55, Place in age division: 2
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Bryce Canyon 1/2 Marathon with my son, Rick.  A gorgeous day for running here.  Even the air was clear of the fires nearby.

Asics 2000 Aqua #3 Miles: 13.00
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8 miles from Ivins to Snow Canyon High School and back via Santa Clara Historic District.

Asics 2000 Aqua #3 Miles: 8.00
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5 miles on Tooele Westland Loop, SW quadrant.  Legs a bit sore still.

Asics 2000 Aqua #3 Miles: 5.00
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8 miles Stansbury Park flatland Loop and Bates Rd. at 9 min pace.

Asics 2000 Aqua #3 Miles: 8.00
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Tooele - 5 miles from SW to NE quadrants and back.  A bit warm, but overcast.

Asics 2000 Aqua #3 Miles: 5.00
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Easy 4 miles on Skyline and back. 

Asics 2000 Aqua #2 Miles: 4.00
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12 mile run with Tina in 1:40:55.  Tooele to Stansbury via Droubay Road, Bryan Road, Church Road, Rabbit Lane, Aberdeen to Parkway.  Splits: 9:27, 9:01, 7:55, 7:53, 7:51, 7:39, 7:52, 8:19, 8:31, 8:41, 8:48, 8:53. 8:24 average.

 

 

Asics 2000 Aqua #3 Miles: 12.00
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Skyline, Elk Ridge, Deer Hollow Hills.

Asics 2000 Aqua #3 Miles: 7.00
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Smelter Hill Up and Back with TRC Group

Asics 2000 Aqua #3 Miles: 4.00
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Stansbury Park Flatland Loops at 9:12 AP.

Asics 2000 Aqua #3 Miles: 8.00
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Settlement Canyon Up and Back.  4' Rattlesnake crossing the road.

Asics 2000 Aqua #2 Miles: 5.00
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Skyline Ave. to end of pavement and back

Asics 2000 Gray/Yellow Miles: 4.00
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Ivins UT.  Snow Canyon to end of paved path, back to West Canyon for +4 miles on the gravel service road and bach home.

Asics 2000 Aqua #3 Miles: 14.00
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Ivins UT.  Up thru Kayena, back via Old Highway 91 and Unity Park

Asics 2000 Aqua #3 Miles: 8.00
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Ivins Tuacahn Rd. & back via Mesa Vista

Asics 2000 Aqua #3 Miles: 5.00
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Stansbury Park Flatland Loops.  8:59 A.P.

Asics 2000 Aqua #3 Miles: 8.00
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Settlement Canyon Up and Back. No snakes tonight.

Asics 2000 Aqua #2 Miles: 5.00
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Skyline to end of pavement and back.  Slow and easy at 10:18 A.P.

Asics 2000 Gray/Yellow Miles: 4.00
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Long Run.  Lower Middle Canyon and back + Smelter Road to Anaconda gate back to Coleman and home.  Really struggled today between 9 and 16.  Wanted to be walking at 15.

Asics 2000 Aqua #3 Miles: 16.00
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Across town to Middle Canyon and up to Angel's Grove and back  9:26 A.P.

Asics 2000 Aqua #3 Miles: 7.00
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Asics 2000 Aqua #3 Miles: 128.00Asics 2000 Aqua #2 Miles: 14.00Asics 2000 Gray/Yellow Miles: 8.00
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