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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: BYU Alumni Invitational (4 Miles) 00:25:09, Place overall: 71
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Sun/Mon rest, pretty sore from race.  Tues - b-ball, couldn't quite figure out how to stop Ryan.  B-ball isn't running. 

Wed - Ran at W. Jordan park while/after watching Regional meet, T-ville did pretty well.  Pretty good loopy course, I ran around afterward and was feeling heavy and a tad morose. 3M

Th - ran to T-ville park and around, maybe 50 minutes out, felt heavy, unmotivated, 6M, no b-ball, instead Darius Rucker concert. Nice evening

Fri - the competitive fires I know aren't strong

This race is great. I was last after the 1st 400 yards and was trying to keep it cool but I ended up going through the first mile in 5:50. I was in gloriously last place, except for a 41 year old dad who dropped out.  I told myself that I would just pass people mile by mile like in the half marathon, but that's not the right thing to tell yourself in such a short race.  I did pass a guy at the mile and half but I had actually slowed down to 6:20, 12:10 at 2, 18:40 at 3, so 2 6:30s.  I was severely disappointed but I have to consider that I really spent myself last week.  I'd love to have run a smarter race, but I was already 30 yards off the back and just getting to the track when the leaders went through the mile.  I did manage to pass 5 peope, including a Runner's corner guy who forget there was a 4th lap. I also caught a guy who passed me back with 800 to go but I kicked by him, not much of a kick, and I did push myself, I just wonder if I'd run slower at the start if I could have been more respectable. It's funny to me that my mind wasn't completely processing as I was racing, I think I had spent myself, I did get an encouraging comment from a girl during the race lauding my perseverance.  I actually was able to look back on the track and see Miles Batty finishing when I had a mile to go, that was fun.  I was pacing myself up the hill to the baseball field and then trying to push on the way back.  Even if I were 2 minutes faster I wouldn't have been in the pack.  I love the fact that this race can show me how much more I have to do to be a good runner.  I don't care if I'm almost old, just do it.  17:00 5K, that's respectable.

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