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Member Since:

Nov 20, 2007



Goal Type:

Age Division Winner

Running Accomplishments:

Eden 10-miler 65:47

Half Marathon 1:26:17

5K 18:01

 I rank somewhere between the competitive recreational runner and the competitive highschool runner. Here's the scale:

10 - World record holder; 9 - Olympic Athlete; 8 - National elite; 7 - Professional runner; 6 - College All-american; 5 - College runner; 4 - Local elite; 3 - Competitive runner; 2 - Recreational runner; 1 - Jogger

It's a tough scale.

Short-Term Running Goals:


  • Run for fun and health, be fit in my 40s
  • Run a strong half marathon, under 1:25, good, under 1:20, great.

Long-Term Running Goals:

  • Be a disciplined runner, to be competitive in my age category, and feel strong while racing.
  •  Somehow actually put together a full year of running: increased discipline and decreased distraction and injuries
  • Be a 17/36 guy for 5K/10K (not realistic now)
  • Be a competitive Master's runner


Spoken for, Christian, piano player, soli deo gloria, at least that's the ideal. Living for Triune God, beautiful wife, cute sons, self; hopefully in that order but Adam's nature and my own choices, not to mention worldly temptations like to play with the ideal.

Idealism, tempered by reality, with a healthy skepticism.

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Miles:This week: 0.00 Month: 0.00 Year: 156.60
Asics White Lifetime Miles: 213.40
Galaxy 5 Lifetime Miles: 117.10
NB Foam Lifetime Miles: 42.60
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Asics White Miles: 27.50
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Tues - 2 on 2 with Christie jersey guy's fam, lost and won, son-in-law impressing father-in-law shooting 3s. 11th W, 1.5m
Wed - near Nate's, athletic young guys, scored one game winner and showed myself and them I can keep up, felt like I validated myself but the next week the church was locked ;-) 2m
Thu - 4 on 4 ?, 2m, 11th w Asians, won most of our games, I made some good shots being guarded by bodybuilder, including a throw up runner just for fun
Sat - biked in the morning fr Granite Flats to Horse parking lot, good overlook and along trail, early morning P & I the only one's up, then ran along the trail to past the beaver ponds and where the switchbacks started, jog/hike 3.5 m, then hiked w Paul and Aaron and P and Dad past that point to good overlook in greater area, Aaron and Dad made it a day hike. Got out on the 2 man raft and dog-paddled to make it a full body day aerobic workout, 4 m
Some biking with Becky, discing, 4m

Asics White Miles: 7.50
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Sun - bike in morning, raft in afternoon, a volleyball game the day before; played with Tongan church previously but was considered second class, 3200 W 2m
Mon/Tues full rest from camping exertion, ball 1.5m,
Wed - met former semi-pro discer from PA who was money with the putter, overweight now but easily birdied T-ville, 1m, roller-bladed with boys on Kearns canal by Mays, to Hunter High, 3m
Thu - 2 on 2 with key guy and short Asian and my teammate, older irregular who made some shots and we won 21-2 first game, lost then won, why does 2 on 2 tire one out? Always moving, 2m

Sat - swimming for Amelia's b-day, 1/2m, dove like I haven't in 12 years, did a gainer and dove off highdive once


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Watched good WC Track, Emma C, Jenny S, Mo goes down, ran down canal W to dead end, after humid rain, feel weakened, dealing with emo issues, how is repentance revealed? 3.5m, learning the Rip-stick, down the hills, what fun

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Mon - ran after work, in darkness ran N to Home Depot fence jump, Walmart grocery pit stop, Kearns watered pathway, Grandpa's old house, school fence jump, Park where H cared about homeless boy, and slope down construction dirt alley to final fence jump into apartments, felt like a runner. 1 hr, 7m

Tue - with P ripstick and disc in park, work and ball on 70th, old group w young primes and seasoned vets like me, slower but fundamentals gets it done. Missed a layup 3 times once (nerves with new group) but also hustled and fast-breaked. 2m

Wed - City creek pushing Jo, ball w P after talk w Nate, 2 games, once to win (guarded young Jaguar, one steal, one turnover) and once to lose (one point). Just for sweats and giggles, 1.5

Asics White Miles: 7.00
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Thu - ball on 11th, 3rd day sluggishness, these guys I feel I can excel with, but my athleticism doesn't match my desire, guarded by a surprisingly quick skinny guy who could drive and I tried to do too much. He blocked me and I couldn't really get my shot off. A few times I tried to drive ahead of my team and failed. Once tried to help Carlos and get in front of the young black kid but took a hard fall backwards, hitting my head. Came back and made a backboard driving runner. Hit some 3s, then played 3 on 3 where we easily won. 2m

Fri - w Nate biked to 114th S, he on Mt bike pulling Jo, good talk, if all exercise were as easy as biking, ran in the evening consoling myself, with P, his school, circe around to entrance to Park ward, up 32, past his friends, Ben, Perry and Bernard. 30 min 3.5m

Sat - while P at Walk Thru the Bible I disced at Roots, saw one good guy who played college catcher, he was one of the best flickers I've seen, ran easy b/w throws checking Jo asleep, drove in Avenues in afternoon and saw a deer hiding behind building, 1m

Asics White Miles: 3.50
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Long run from 70th canal down to 8600, stopped by Trax, ran around and back, found drink at abandoned house, came back in time to help dad with posts, 1hr, 7m

wed - ball on 70th, they only play to 7 so can lose to good 3 shooter in minutes, which we did, went man on one game and won easily, then lost to shooting, I made a good twisting left hand layup off the backboard, good D, key guy told me many have been deterred by the "General" and many don't play with him anymore, 2m

Sat - hiked with fam up Butler trail to bottom of Big Cottonwood, no water flowing!, overcast at first then got hot, ran home from 47th exit, 2.5 m in the heat of the day, only solace was jumping into kiddie pool at home to cool off, felt heavenly.

Various discing and biking, to homestead, left arm practice, need to rehabilitate right?, rest? strength training? 4m

Asics White Miles: 9.50
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Asics White Miles: 27.50
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