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Spanish Fork,UT,USA

Member Since:

Jan 15, 2007



Goal Type:

Age Division Winner

Running Accomplishments:

Lifetime PRs:

Marathon: 3:07:59 2013 Big Cottonwood Marathon 

1/2 Marathon: 1:24:30 2008 St. George Painters

10K: 38:39 2008 SLCTC

5K: 18:44 2009 Nestle Art City Days 

50-54 AD PRs:

1/2 Marathon: 1:42:33 2016 Nebo

10K: 46:10 2016 Speedy Spaniard

5K: 21:30 2016 Anything for Auni


Short-Term Running Goals:

2018 plans: 

  • Work on core strength
  • Lose 5 lbs
  • Don't run any marathons
  • Have fun!


Long-Term Running Goals:

Consistently place in the top 5 of my age division as long as my body will allow it.

Beat Terry Bean at any distance at least one time before I depart this earth.

Take care of mind and body so I can be in it for the long haul. Don't do STUPID THINGS!

Run until I'm 99 with Kim by my side and remember that EVERY RUN IS A GREAT RUN!

Peace of mind by striving to live like this



I've been married to the lovely Kimberly for 32 years. We have 5 great kids.

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Not a good run for me today. Had to go earlier than normal since I had a lunch conflict so couldn't run with the other guys up EagleView. Decided since I'm running a 5K this weekend I would try inserting some 1/4 to 1 mile intervals at what I think should be my current 5K pace (6:30 to 6:45). It was obvious real quick I just didn't have it going for me today. Felt very sluggish. Perhaps the longer-than-planned 21-miler on Saturday took more out of me than I first thought. Hopefully things will go better on Saturday. My body seems to be telling to either train for a marathon or train for a 5K but NOT both at the same time.

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Crosstrain day: Bike/Weights/Stairs

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Took it easy somewhat today since I'm running 5K on Saturday. I did 4 1/4 mile bursts at miles 1, 2, 3, 4 trying to run them at 15-30 seconds faster than my anticipated 5K pace. Like Monday I still felt much more winded than I think I should have. Not feeling too confident going into the 5K. I guess we'll just have to see how it goes.

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Cross-train: 30 minutes instead of usual 40, tapering a bit for 5K race on Saturday.

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One of those days when I'm tempted to bag this blog as I have little desire to report on what was the worst 5K I've run in years. I'm not even going to flag this one as a "race report" as it isn't even worthy of being called a good training run. This to top off one of the worst running weeks I've have for quite a while.

I had hoped at least the weather was going to be nice but this wasn't the case. It was obvious after the 1st mile (or even 1/2 mile) of the race that I was way off my game. I went out at a conservative 6:45 pace but was feeling lousy at less that a mile into the race. The best way I can describe it is kind of like hitting the wall in a marathon, but only after a mile into the run! I ended up not even being able to hold the 7:00 pace that we've been meeting or exceeding during Wed training runs (I think my ave pace ended up being around 7:10). So I suppose I'm officialy in a 'rut'. Also soon after I got home I ended up Saturday/Sunday battling fever, sore-throat, cough, etc. Suffice to say it was a lousy weekend and I must say daylight savings is not my friend so far.

Looking at what might explain the poor week I suppose there are plenty of possibilities. Most likely the 21-miler last week took a lot out of me and maybe weakened my immune system so that I was coming down with a cold/flu by Saturday. Also amidst all the hubbub of getting my boy into the MTC a week and a half ago I had a mild ulcer on Wednesday/Thursday (2/28-3/1). I get these occasionally when I'm under stress and/or I take Ibuprofen or Aspirin on an empty stomach. These ulcers are accompanied by a bit of blood in the stool. I recall a couple years ago when I did a fool thing and donated blood and then tried to run a 10K 3 days after. It was NOT good. In fact it took me 4-6 weeks to get my wind back after giving blood. I don't I lost much blood due to the ulcer but I wonder if it's a factor.

At any rate I think I better take it easy a bit this week and hope I have some stamina back by the weekend for the next 20 miler. Luckily I haven't yet signed up for the Rex Lee 10K on the 24th like I had originally planned. I think I'll bag the short races until after Boston.

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