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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.

Favorite Blogs:

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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Race: Mormon Mile (1 Miles) 00:05:32, Place in age division: 1
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Ran yesterday morning, just a shakeout before church. 

Mon-ran the under 40 race.  Stayed with a highschooler (6th Varsity at East High), passed one guy at end and enjoyed having a kick.  The course was really hilly but great.  I felt pretty strong and wished I could have run it again. 

After much rain and hail the elite race went off, it was exciting to see Teren kick to almost beat Kip Kangogo, Robison first in 4:19 on thru Chandler Goodwin in 4:36.  Great stuff.  Played a little piano at the Pine Valley church site while I waited.  Nate should have run but was recovering and cheered me on.

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Tues - b-ball, win more than lose

Wed-w/ slctc at Memory Grove took Becky but BBQ postponed, ran up Canyon and out to east end, right Achilles was hurting [from wearing old running shoes?].  Ran a few back and forths with runners, 3m

Th- ran with JV T-ville supposed to be accelerating 800s on the run, out to Cinnabon light and back, Ben and fast soph outpaced me at end, then ran back to pick up young Hispanic soph and other girl, 4m

Fri-rest, decided not to go to Soldier Hollow meet, saw them off Sat. morning

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Race: Alta Peruvian (4.97 Miles) 00:27:44, Place overall: 12, Place in age division: 1
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Stupidity meets ineptitude.  I remembered how terribly hot my feet got last year so I decided to run with no socks.  My feet actually didn't get too hot, however, I developed terrible blisters on the arches of both feet, 3 inch skin flaps, I'll be off from running for a few days, I really hope not longer than a week, we'll see.

The race itself was pretty good, I tried to go out controlled, I was hanging behind Frank Mylar until about 1.5.  Hit the 2 mile mark in 10:44.  Didn't go with Frank because I thought I would pass him later, let 1st place girl go and passed another guy.  Then came the blisters.  Through the 2.5 water stop I tried to throw water on my feet, I missed, then I took a few steps in the small stream beside the road.  Both times I slowed my pace way down and had a hard time getting back in a fast rhythm.  I got passed by the masters guy, then got passed by Michelle (hard fore-foot striker).  I ran as much as I could on the softer ground to the right of the road, this race is just a killer, of course there's the leg pain, then the lung pain, and to add the foot pain, I just gave up.  My right shoe came untied the last 1.5, but my left foot blister is the bigger one.  I'd say I had 5 chances to run better but didn't.  I still won first in my age and the Peruvian owner said it was fast for an old guy :-)  The last 3 miles were at 5:40 pace.  Teren won, then Seth Wold, then Augustus Gray.  My time last year (26:10) would have beat the Master's runners I think, Cobler and the winner.

I couldn't even put my left foot in water, the pain was too great, but the skin and somewhat reattached (Monday).  This has given me a fire to train more, I just can't do it right now.

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