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Location:

Santa Clara,UT,

Member Since:

Jan 01, 2008

Gender:

Male

Goal Type:

Boston Qualifier

Running Accomplishments:

Swiss Days(5k)--19:47.5

Zion Centennial Fun Run (10k)--42:19 

St. George Half Marathon--1:36:45.4 

St. George Marathon--3:22:29

Short-Term Running Goals:

I want to work on building up my base again and taking a crack at my 5k and 10k PRs.

Long-Term Running Goals:

Run to live. Live to run.

 

Personal:

I'm married with 3 cuties and a buddy. When I don't run, I'm ornery.  So for their sake--It's all for them--I run.

Miles:This week: 0.00 Month: 99.50 Year: 771.50
NB 790 (Feb. 2015) Lifetime Miles: 202.00
Altra Torin 2.0 Lifetime Miles: 305.50
Altra Lone Peak 2.5 Lifetime Miles: 228.00
NB 1400 Lifetime Miles: 171.50
Brooks Anthracite & Red 4 Lifetime Miles: 481.75
Nike LunarEpic Lifetime Miles: 285.50
Nike Structure 20 Lifetime Miles: 286.75
Hoka Clayton Lifetime Miles: 145.50
Nike Lunar Epic Oct. 2017 Lifetime Miles: 142.50
Nike Vomero NXR '17 Lifetime Miles: 113.00
Hoka Clifton 4 Lifetime Miles: 113.00
Nike Pegasus 34 Lifetime Miles: 95.25
Brooks Levitate Lifetime Miles: 114.50
Books 2018 Lifetime Miles: 23.00
INOV8 F-Lite 195 Lifetime Miles: 13.50
Brooks L3 Lifetime Miles: 59.00
Total Distance
7.75

am--7.75 A slow burner but just what the body needed. 

Hoka Clifton 4 Miles: 7.75
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Total Distance
5.75

am—5.75 Nice run from Confluence Park to the park in Green Valley w/ barefoot striders after. Hopefully, next week will bring a bigger crew. Not that today’s crew was lacking anything.

I’m officially back on the reading wagon. Just wrapped up I Am the Cheese by Robert Cormier. It’s quite a dark, interesting read.

Nike Lunar Epic Oct. 2017 Miles: 5.25Books 2018 Miles: 1.00
Weight: 0.00
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Total Distance
5.25

pm--5.25 Got a run in later. Did some travelling over the last two days to see Belle and Sebastian at Sundance. It was a great time, but travelling kills my motivation. It's a win that I got a run in. 

I finished a book of essays, Maps and Lengends, by Michael Chabon. He's a good writer who uses lots of $100 words. This book tackles the underestimation by the literati of genre fiction--Sherlock Holmes, comic books, horror stories, etc. It also gave some insight into his writing process and research. Probably not a book for everyone. 

Books 2018 Miles: 1.00Brooks L3 Miles: 5.25
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6.00

am--6 Out-and-back on the Grapevine road. I love this run, and even though the crew was light again today, kids were doing cool things. 

I also finished Going After Cacciato by Tim O'Brien. It's a Vietnam novel w/ a nice dose of Magical Realism. The basic premise of the novel is that Cacciato deserts and decides to walk from Vietnam to Paris. His squad goes after him. Near the end of the book, I found a great quote:

"Peace of mind is not a simple matter of pursuing one's own pleasure; rather, it is inextricably linked to the attitudes of other human beings, to what they want, to what they expect. The real issue is how to find felicity within limits. Within the context of our obligations to other people. We all want peace. We all want dignity and domestic tranquillity. But we want these to be honrable and lasting. We want a peace that endures. We want a peace we can be proud of. Even in imagination we must obey the logic of what we started. Even in imagination we must be true to our obligations, for, even in imagination, obligation cannot be outrun." (320-321)

Books 2018 Miles: 1.00Brooks L3 Miles: 6.00
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Total Distance
4.75

am--4.75 Urie w/ grass after. The achilles heel was bugging a bit by the end. It's funny how it ebbs and flows. Weights after, but I didn't lift because I came out loser from my tangle w/ Decker and have some kind of kinked neck. 

Altra Torin 2.0 Miles: 1.75
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Total Distance
8.00

am—8 Nice run in the north desert w/ 4x 1-min. pickups. Light crew again.

Brooks L3 Miles: 8.00
Weight: 0.00
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Total Distance
37.50
Brooks L3 Miles: 19.25Altra Torin 2.0 Miles: 1.75Books 2018 Miles: 3.00Nike Lunar Epic Oct. 2017 Miles: 5.25Hoka Clifton 4 Miles: 7.75
Weight: 0.00
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