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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 (maybe)
  • 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: 61.00 Year: 348.44
Fitsole Lifetime Miles: 255.75
Asics White Lifetime Miles: 196.40
Galaxy 5 Lifetime Miles: 33.50
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
Asics White Miles: 13.50Galaxy 5 Miles: 30.50Fitsole Miles: 3.00
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Sun - some disc before dinner, 1m
Mon - travel hike with Jo on back at Alta Canyon base to waning pond, mucked up my running shoes on far side bog, bought 2 new pair at Wasatch, 3m
Tue - 2 miles down canal road and back before Halloween gallivanting, around neighborhood to apts and back
Wed - cathartic jog past place of no return, S Jordan H house, Barney's wash trail, around CHHS, jump in middle school to end, 45 min, 4.5 m; ball near Nate's, guarded slasher and got my hand on the ball, made 3 points first game, fake and short shot, "2", we won one 11-3, then lost to 21 on 4 straight "2s". Perhaps need to be more selfish to get better presence, passed well, but also sometimes too much. be like Stockton, pass when it's a direct assist, not just because the pass can be made. 1.5m

Asics White Miles: 2.00Galaxy 5 Miles: 4.50
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Run from Jordan Hospital after J's check-up. Directly W to JRP trails, chatted with an older guy who said his wife signed him up for a fundrace for a nursing home. Bridge off to T-ville High, walked thru alma mater, locker room, main hallway, Doc Jensen still there! Out neighborhood along 53rd. Felt heavy on the straight shot home, only 4 hrs sleep, 1hr? 6.5 m

Ball that night was hard. Legs sore, inner thighs, didn't shootaround w/u. Missed jumpers, post-ups, lay-ups, guarded by Wei-bei, short, stocky, immovable, holds; we won 3 games (2 and 3 to 15--real basketball, the Asians get it right!) then lost. My guarding tall shooter was bad when I helped out too much and he got open shots.

Galaxy 5 Miles: 6.50
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Fri - disc? w/ B, why does the past roll into nothingness? workout with B, calisthenics, then running while discing? hurt right foot on a squat, nerve ring around ankle and top of foot; 1m
Sat - went to Roots watching how far I still need to go to improve my distance, one guy told me 40% core, 60% timing; ran two loops around the g/c, intermittent, 2m
Sun - stomach hurt after bad something, Subway meatball/everything sandwich didn't help; didn't want to run but pushed Jo to 'stead on a straight shot but tacked on newer hoods for a loop, pushed the pace at the last, felt good. 3m
Mon - felt sick, burps like egg, P too. Worked, no running.

Tue - disced and ran home, feeling good, looking forward to Springville race, 2m;
   Ball was good on my end, we won first game, then had a spate of quick losses (7 points is just too quick). I missed two mid-range that could hv won one game, zone defense doesn't always give chance to shine, need to show I can play the point, younger kid was good, but I felt like when I let others keep pushing the offense without taking my own chances we're less effective, 1.5; on the good side the quick short games made it easier on my legs the next day, even with little sleep, tho a combo of tapering and rest

Fitsole Miles: 3.00Asics White Miles: 2.00Galaxy 5 Miles: 3.00
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Wed - After Tracy Aviary, ran 2 laps around Liberty with Jo. Felt hard (2-4 hrs sleep) especially on the 2nd lap, is that really only 3 miles? too tired to ball and all's well
Thu - running w Nate 30 minutes canal, cemetary, canal, streets, canal road, Nate was taking it easy, I was somewhat tempo; some running at Roots after couch delivery; ball that evening was short, warmed up for a game, then played one where we lost closely, I missed the first two on the hard rim, then played well, guarded by smart, fast guard, he's only going to get better but he's a little inexperienced, last game to 21 I fell back once but used my wiles to score some points, we closely won, 1.5m
Fri - shakeout discing, met helicoptor pilot

Asics White Miles: 3.00Galaxy 5 Miles: 4.00
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Race: Angels & Devils 5K (3 Miles) 00:20:12
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A little trouble figuring where the packets were and what the course was but beautiful course. Loop back thru forest trail to far side disc golf course (there's a pond in there) thru parking lot, field, onto track under stands thru forest trail and around again then home. Don't really remember all the details, which means I was zoned in but passed a few in the first mile til I caught my 10 year old female nemesis running with her dad. After that things seemed to stay the same, we passed a few, who would then speed up to pass again, but then when consistent pace would bypass them again they'd concede. Girl's dad was encouraging her to break 20. One guy had the courage to stay with us. On the 2nd loop we put distance on all behind, I was preparing for a sprint to outkick a pre-teen girl. I loved the forest trail, and probably was faster on the hard but the grass is my friend. Probably because it feels easier to run on and being less consistent doesn't feel like one is pushing so much.

There's a point in every race where you give up, give out or give on. I started to get that dead leg feeling in the last mile. As Nate says, "Hitting the line and not knowing how long you can keep it." I fazed out a little by the bleachers getting Phin to watch us, and was 20 yards behind future female state champ, I felt like I picked it up thru the forest and around on the grass, and did have a sprint in that left me gasping and grasping my knees, but 10 year old Shalane Flanagan still won. (Shout out to NY marathon winner.)

All in all good race on a cross country course. This lets me know I'm in decent shape. There's two more levels to my best shape but I'm not sure I'll run a PR in a 5K, but there are still so many levels where I can push myself more.

May the God of all comfort give grace to you as you trust in Him.

Asics White Miles: 3.00
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Sun - run to homestead, felt good, like I wanted to run faster, enjoying racing pace, tacked on loop around "newer" homes, 3.5m
Mon - from Kearns JRP to Hunter to Mt View Corridor path, uphill S w Jo, wonderful exploratory run, 1 hr, 6 m;
Tue - short workout w B, run discing before work, 2m; ball guarded baldy, fouled him a few times but also got my hands on the ball, overly guarded quick cutter-guard, letting him get spacing for 3s, lost every game but played well, losing close ones, 1.5m
Wed - hike w B Olympus rock then parallel to outcropping, discovered open storm drain, 1.5m
Thu - ran w Draco canal to Bible Baptist, saw red-shirted revivalist who saw later in store, on the return against the wind dragging Draco, 3m; ball good, 4 on 4 half court had a good team but lost to slow white guy shooting lights out, had young skinny son who could almost dunk; for full court guarded by young overseer who gets in my head, can't outmuscle his short squattiness, find myself forcing up shots, played a little better posting up but forced some 3s, still need to fill out the "go-to-scorer/shooter" role; 1.5m feeling better, not so sore after ball anymore
Fri - rain, almost sleet all day, really wanted to run, getting to where I feel different if I don't run that day

Asics White Miles: 3.50Galaxy 5 Miles: 12.50
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Asics White Miles: 13.50Galaxy 5 Miles: 30.50Fitsole Miles: 3.00
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