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Collin's Turkey Day Trail Run

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Location:

St. George,Ut,USA

Member Since:

May 21, 2007

Gender:

Male

Goal Type:

Local Elite

Running Accomplishments:

15:28 5K, 31:25 10K, 1:07:11 Half-Marathon, 2:21:45 Marathon, 2008 U.S. Olympic Marathon Trials - DNF = bummer!, 50k - 3:59:03, 50 mile - 7:56:00

Short-Term Running Goals:

Sub 1:10 half by the summer.

Long-Term Running Goals:

Enjoy running and fight off heart disease or diabetes that has been passed on for many generations. Try and break the cycle.

Personal:

I am currently 36 years old and married to my beautiful wife, Katey. We have a 8 year old girl, Norah, a 6 year old boy, Oliver, and a 2 year old girl, Myla, who are wonderful. I am a Learning Coach and Student Council Advisor at Desert Hills High in St. George, Utah. I also coach the cross country and track teams at Desert Hills High.

Miles:This week: 0.00 Month: 0.00 Year: 1735.20
Baby Jogger Lifetime Miles: 145.50
Brooks Cascadia Lifetime Miles: 292.85
Saucony Type A (2) Lifetime Miles: 63.00
Asics Super Js Lifetime Miles: 159.65
Nike Pegasus 31 Lifetime Miles: 406.90
Nike Pegasus 31 (Black) Lifetime Miles: 625.70
New Balance 110s Lifetime Miles: 125.45
Hoka Clifton (Blue) Lifetime Miles: 579.10
Nike Pegasus 32 (Black) Lifetime Miles: 392.30
Hoka Challenger Lifetime Miles: 336.25
Nike Pegasus (Water Resistant) Lifetime Miles: 662.90
Saucony Ride Lifetime Miles: 660.05
Adidas Boston Lifetime Miles: 183.35
Asics DS Trainer 20 Lifetime Miles: 191.20
Hoka Clifton (Gray) Lifetime Miles: 554.80
Brooks Launch (Blue) Lifetime Miles: 321.05
Brooks Launch (Red) Lifetime Miles: 282.45
Brooks Launch (Blue 2) Lifetime Miles: 404.75
Brooks Launch (New) Blue Lifetime Miles: 234.55
Hoka Clifton (Blue) Lifetime Miles: 180.10
Hoka Clifton Gray Lifetime Miles: 441.65
Hoka Clifton (Black) Lifetime Miles: 217.00
Brooks Launch (Green) Lifetime Miles: 284.60
Hoka Bondi Red Lifetime Miles: 67.50
Hoka Clifton Black (2) Lifetime Miles: 71.50
Hoka Clifton Yellow Lifetime Miles: 47.25
Total Distance
286.70
Asics 2130 (BLUE) Miles: 35.00Asics 2140 (Red) Miles: 115.50Asics DS Trainer 12 (2) Miles: 38.50Asics 2130 (Red2) Miles: 12.00Asics 2140 Trail Miles: 53.70New Balance 903 Trail Miles: 30.00
Total Distance
12.00

6 miles in the morning.

6 miles in the afternoon.

I ran this morning over into Santa Clara and then back to the house.  The moon was out which made it really easy to see the road.  Perfect temps this morning.  I can't complain about anything.

I ran another easy 6 miles this afternoon along Snow Canyon Parkway while Katey biked alongside me.  We had a great time talking about baby things and just enjoyed the wonderful weather.  Not really liking how quickly it gets dark.  Nice to get a double in today.  Great start to the week.

Asics 2130 (BLUE) Miles: 6.00Asics 2140 (Red) Miles: 6.00
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Total Distance
12.50

6 miles in the morning.

3.5 miles in the afternoon.

3 miles in the evening.

Nice and easy run this morning.  Temps were awesome once again.  I ran this afternoon up along the Arizona Strip right before Parent/Teacher Conferences.  I got home later than originally planned but ran up to the elementary school so I could vote and then came back home.  I'm sure the elderly women were wondering what I was doing with shorty shorts on to come and vote.  I enjoyed the reaction I got from them :)

Asics DS Trainer 12 (2) Miles: 3.50Asics 2140 (Red) Miles: 9.00
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Total Distance
8.00

8 miles this evening.

I had Parent/Teacher Conferences again this evening.  I was a little tired when I got home but I needed to get out.  I went over into Santa Clara and did a little route which isn't too demanding.  I was in a short sleeve shirt at 8:30pm.  The weather down here is incredible this time of year!

Asics 2140 (Red) Miles: 8.00
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Total Distance
12.00

12 miles in the evening.

 I needed to hit the trails today so I decided to wait until after work to go and get my run in.  I got home and it was already dark so I made sure I grabbed my headlamp and then went over to the Barrel Roll trail.  I did 12 miles in the pitch black dark.  It was something totally different but really quite fun.  I might do these every once in a while.  I just need to make sure I take it easy.  My depth perception isn't the best when it is dark.  The run felt good though!

Asics 2130 (Red2) Miles: 12.00
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Total Distance
17.00

I woke up and headed back over towards the Barrel Roll trail.  It is so nice having this very close to the house.  I went along the wash that ran along the mountain and headed out towards Utah Hill.  It reminded me a lot of Goblin Valley.  I came back and decided to run the opposite way of Barrel Roll.  It is so much easier to run this trail in the daylight.  I got up to a couple mountain bikers struggling up the hill (they were pushing their bikes!).  I felt a little guilty running by them but oh well.  It happened to be a fellow teacher I work with and her boyfriend.  I just love catching the mountain bikers to see their reaction.  

I figured out that if I put a little Redmond salt in my water it seems to help out a ton with feeling pretty good.  It doesn't taste that but it sure helps.  This run was a nice end to the week.  I felt pretty good about everything.  I wasn't feeling that great on Thursday so I didn't get a run in.  Oh well!

I got a massage from April this afternoon and it felt awesome to great everything fixed and ready to go again. 

Asics 2130 (BLUE) Miles: 17.00
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Total Distance
14.50

6 miles in the morning.

8.5 miles in the early evening.

Nice easy 6 miler this morning over into Santa Clara and back.

I went out along the Snow Canyon Parkway again this evening.  The weather was wonderful and it felt good to get out and move the legs.  I am feeling better and better each day.  Knock on wood!

Asics 2140 (Red) Miles: 14.50
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Total Distance
9.00

4 miles in the morning.

5 miles in the afternoon.

Nice and easy over into Santa Clara this morning.

I got 3 miles in right after school but then needed to fix the tail light on my scooter.  It was a pain but I was able to get it done and then went out for another 2 easy miles. 

Asics DS Trainer 12 (2) Miles: 5.00Asics 2140 (Red) Miles: 4.00
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Total Distance
14.00

4 miles in the morning.

10 miles in the evening.

I slept in a little this morning but managed to get a few miles in.

I got home from work and decided to head out towards Kayenta.  I enjoy this run because it is rolling and a nice change of scenery (Their are no cars ever out there and I can look at multi-million dollar homes.  It makes me realize people spend way to much money on houses these days!)  I pushed the pace on the way back and ended up averaging just over 7:00/mile for the entire run.  It was a great evening for a run.  Loved it!

Asics DS Trainer 12 (2) Miles: 4.00Asics 2140 (Red) Miles: 10.00
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Total Distance
12.00

6 miles in the morning.

6 miles in the afternoon.

Another easy 6 miles over into Santa Clara this morning.

Fun run along Snow Canyon Parkway this evening.  I really don't like how dark it gets.  I guess I should get used to not running in the daylight for a while.

Asics 2130 (BLUE) Miles: 6.00Asics 2140 (Red) Miles: 6.00
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Total Distance
12.00

I went over to Clyde's house to chat with him for a little bit and then we decided to run out by my place.  It was fun having Clyde in my neck of the woods.  We went out into Kayenta and really enjoyed the cooler temps with a crystal clear sky.  It was nice looking at all of the stars this evening.  We negative split by about 4 minutes on the way back.  Clyde was pushing it!

Asics 2140 (Red) Miles: 12.00
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Total Distance
14.70

Met over at the new Maverick this morning for a nice run out on the trails with the boys.  We encountered lots of sand, rocks, and groomed terrain.  We had a great time talking about a number of different topics.  We ran out just above Coral Canyon.  I hadn't been out that way before so it was a nice change of scenery.  The sun was shining and it wasn't cold at all.  It is for runs like this I moved down here.  It was a perfect day!

I did a bunch of yardwork to "cool down" for the week.  This was one of the best weeks I've had running in a while.  I just need to consistently keep it going.

 

Asics 2140 Trail Miles: 14.70
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Total Distance
10.00

6 miles in the morning.

4 miles in the afternoon.

It was quite chilly this morning.  Nice and easy over into Santa Clara.

Wasn't feeling that great this afternoon but I went out for a decent 4 miles around the house.  Nothing to exciting but it helped the sickness.

Asics DS Trainer 12 (2) Miles: 4.00Asics 2140 (Red) Miles: 6.00
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Total Distance
3.00

3 miles in the afternoon.

 I have felt that garbage today.  I still needed to get out for some miles though.

Asics DS Trainer 12 (2) Miles: 3.00
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Total Distance
16.00

6 miles in the morning.

10 miles in the evening.

It was flipping cold this morning.  I have got all the cold weather gear on now.  Nice and easy.  The stars are nice and shiny in the morning.  I saw 2 shooting stars.

A wonderful run this evening out into Kayenta.  It is my rolling hills course.  It was really clear this evening.  I had light all the way until I got home.  The sky was really clear which made for a great run.  Light windbreaker jacket and shorts and I was in heaven.

Asics 2140 (Red) Miles: 16.00
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Total Distance
14.00

6 miles in the morning.

8 miles in the evening.

Another nice and easy run this morning over into Santa Clara.  The temps were once again fairly chilly.

Another eventful run in the dark out along the Snow Canyon Parkway.  It is nice and relaxing getting out with the temps around 50 degrees and having time to think about lots of things.  Not worried about pace at all right now.  Everything is nice and easy.

Asics DS Trainer 12 (2) Miles: 6.00Asics 2140 (Red) Miles: 8.00
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Total Distance
14.00

4 miles in the morning.

10 miles in the early evening.

Stomach issues this morning so I didn't go as far.  Still felt okay.

I got home from work earlier than usual so I was able to run with a little bit of daylight.  I ran from the house down in the Santa Clara valley along the old highway.  I got halfway done and realized I had averaged 6:40/mile for the first 5 miles.  It didn't feel like that much of a push.  I made sure I slowed down on the way back.  I had to deal with a ton of uphill the last 1.5 miles which wasn't that fun.  I still survived though.


Asics DS Trainer 12 (2) Miles: 4.00Asics 2140 (Red) Miles: 10.00
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Total Distance
13.00

I woke up early this morning to hit the trails.  I started at Jacob Hamblin and then ran over by the Green Valley Loop.  Their were a fair amount of hills which is something I am trying to work on more with the running as of late.  It was quite chilly but a wonderful time to be running.  It was really nice once the sun started to come up.  

I had to hurry home so we could go and get a jogging stroller for the baby.  We found one for a killer deal so we bought.  Nothing like shopping for baby stuff!  I am not ready to be a dad!

Happy with the week.  I am trying to consistently hit 70 miles per week until Moab.  It is going well right now.

Asics 2140 Trail Miles: 13.00
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Total Distance
12.00

6 miles in the morning.

6 miles in the afternoon.

It seemed to be extra chilly this morning on my run but it was still nice to get out.

I ran a fun route over into Santa Clara this afternoon.  It was a solid start to the week.

Asics 2130 (BLUE) Miles: 6.00Asics DS Trainer 12 (2) Miles: 6.00
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Total Distance
3.00

3 miles this afternoon by the high school.  I was extremely busy with a lot of different things going on at work.

Asics DS Trainer 12 (2) Miles: 3.00
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Total Distance
17.00

I got off work early today because of the holidays so I came home and took a much needed nap.  I woke up and then ran from my house over to the Green Valley Loop and then came back on the same trail.  It was nice and relaxing and the weather was absolutely awesome.  It felt good to get a run in during the daylight.  Everything felt great on the run so I am very happy with that.

New Balance 903 Trail Miles: 17.00
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Race: Collin's Turkey Day Trail Run (5.8 Miles) 00:39:23, Place overall: 1
Total Distance
13.00

I woke up and ran from my house over to the Barrel Roll Trail.  Collins put on a little Turkey Trot race which brought out about 15 people.  Steve brought a clock and Kendra yelled "Go" so we took off for the run.  I chased Steve for the first little bit and then just relaxed the rest of the way.  James wasn't too far behind me but it was a lot of fun to do this.  I think he wants to do this as a tradition each year.  I met a few new people which was nice.  I ran home after the race and then made sure I was geared up and ready for Thanksgiving.

I have so many blessings in my life.  I hope all of you have a great Thanksgiving.  Don't eat to much turkey!

New Balance 903 Trail Miles: 13.00
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Total Distance
13.00

I ran the same route as yesterday morning.  When I got to the Barrel  Roll trail though I went the opposite direction of the same way.  It is such a different trail just going the opposite direction.  It was once again a beautiful morning.  It was close to 60 degrees when I went out.  Everybody was shopping because of Black Friday so I had the entire trail to myself.  I didn't see anyone out there.  I would much rather be running than standing in long lines and spending money I actually don't have.

 Happy Holidays everyone :)

Asics 2140 Trail Miles: 13.00
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Total Distance
15.00

2 mile speed walk with my pregnant wife.  Nice pace for the entire walk :)

I ran my same route as I did on Thursday.  I didn't get out until the afternoon but it helped because it was much warmer.  The problem was that the wind was blowing pretty hard.  Lots of people range shooting and riding mountain bikes out on the trails.  I got some weird looks from people but oh well.  

Nice finish to the end of the week.  I am happy with the way things are going with the running lately.  Everything is slowly coming back to the regular routine.

On a different note, we went to the doctor this week and he said the baby could be here before January 13th.  Full term for Katey is on December 20th.  I guess I should hurry and get the baby room painted if she comes sooner than expected.  Yeah!  I can't wait to be a dad.

Asics 2140 Trail Miles: 13.00
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Total Distance
6.00

6 miles this afternoon.

I didn't have a ton of time to run today but I got a good run in before we had to go to Katey's banquet.  I pushed the pace a bit but it felt really good.

Asics 2140 (Red) Miles: 6.00
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Total Distance
286.70
Asics 2130 (BLUE) Miles: 35.00Asics 2140 (Red) Miles: 115.50Asics DS Trainer 12 (2) Miles: 38.50Asics 2130 (Red2) Miles: 12.00Asics 2140 Trail Miles: 53.70New Balance 903 Trail Miles: 30.00
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