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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: 45.00 Month: 151.00 Year: 914.10
Saucony Type A (2) Lifetime Miles: 63.00
Hoka Bondi Red Lifetime Miles: 67.50
Brooks Launch (Black/Red) Lifetime Miles: 335.45
Hoka Clifton (Gray) Lifetime Miles: 112.75
Brooks GT-2000 Trail Lifetime Miles: 162.25
Hoka Cavu Lifetime Miles: 99.25
Adidas Boston Lifetime Miles: 85.25
Total Distance
70.00
Brooks Launch (Black/Red) Miles: 20.00Hoka Clifton Yellow Miles: 50.00
Total Distance
3.00

3 miles around Bloomington. Tomorrow will be an adventure.

Brooks Launch (Black/Red) Miles: 3.00
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Total Distance
50.00

Today was quite the adventure to ring in the New Year. I have wanted to do a 50 mile run for a while now and today was the day that it all happened.

I ran the original Zion 50 mile trail race in 2012. It starts and ends at Virgin Park. Decided to do the same route again. Happy because a few cross country kids came out and ran and biked with me. This helped a ton.

I didn't realize that today was going to be so blasted cold. It was 19 degrees at the start and warmed up to 31 degrees with lots of wind on the day. My water bottle turned to slush of Powerade Zero and Red Bull for most of the run. My hydration pack finally warmed up around mile 30 so I could drink out of it. 

Ran from Virgin Park and then up to the top of Gooseberry Mesa, down the mesa across to the other side of the highway and up Little Creek Mesa, down to the old golf course, down to the old Diamond Ranch Academy, up to the Jem Trail and then back to Virgin Park.  

No chaffing, hydration or food issues today. I was freezing cold but felt good. My right hip flexor got really tight around mile 36 but I stopped and stretched it quite a bit which helped loosen it up. I think I could have gone faster if it was warmer and not so windy. Oh well.

50 miles in 9:34. Great way to start the year! 2019 should be awesome.

Hoka Clifton Yellow Miles: 50.00
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Total Distance
0.00

Giving the legs a rest today. Went for a walk.

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Total Distance
3.00

3 miles in the afternoon while the TEAM did a workout. Body feels tired still from Tuesday.

Brooks Launch (Black/Red) Miles: 3.00
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Total Distance
4.00

4 miles in the afternoon. Great weather. Lots of kids for a Friday afternoon so I was pumped about that.

Brooks Launch (Black/Red) Miles: 4.00
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Total Distance
10.00

Felt better today but still didn't want to overdo it with the legs still recovering. 10 miles along the River Trail with no watch. Fun stuff. Good way to end the week. 

Brooks Launch (Black/Red) Miles: 10.00
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Total Distance
70.00
Brooks Launch (Black/Red) Miles: 20.00Hoka Clifton Yellow Miles: 50.00
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