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Location:

Provo,UT,

Member Since:

Apr 07, 2010

Gender:

Male

Goal Type:

Other

Running Accomplishments:

5K - 17:11 (Cougar Run)

10K - 34:35 (Deseret News)

15K - 57:33 (Utah Running Club)

1/2 - 1:22:26 (Mountain View Trail)

50K - 4:22:31 (Sapper Joe)

Short-Term Running Goals:

Sub-2:45 at Saint George Marathon

Win the Antelope Island half marathon

Long-Term Running Goals:

I'd like to run the Angeles Crest 100 at some point. And I'd still like to go sub-4 at a trail 50k. Other than that, I'm open to suggestions.

https://www.strava.com/athletes/4808912

Personal:

I was a competitive cyclist for years. In 2009, after racing in the Tour of Utah, I decided I had plateaued as a cyclist--I could continue to improve, but I wouldn't break through to a new level. So, I started looking for a new challenge.


I thought that challenge would be mountain biking, but I'm a terrible bike handler. I married Catherine in January 2010 and a couple of weeks later I entered the SLTC Winter Training Series with her. A couple of weeks after that I decided I'd like to run ultras, so I signed up for a couple of 50Ks to get started.

Those first races came and went, with varying results. I was looking forward to running more and possibly pushing into the longer distances, but I injured my knee in June 2010 and I've never been consistently healthy since.

I started law school in August 2010, which meant less time for training. In June 2011, Baby Elliott was born, which meant even less time for training. But she's worth it. 

Baby Nora joined us in October 2013, with the same effect on training as Elliott (who, incidentally, is no longer a baby). 

I (finally) finished school in April 2014 and now I'm an evil corporate lawyer in Salt Lake. I have no illusions that I'll ever get back into the shape that I once was, but I'm perfectly at peace with that. I still have many goals to accomplish and many years in which to do it. 

Miles:This week: 0.00 Month: 0.00 Year: 441.40
MR10 (oldest) Lifetime Miles: 49.90
MR10 (old) Lifetime Miles: 97.00
MR10 (new) Lifetime Miles: 3.80
MT1010 Lifetime Miles: 36.50
Altra Torin Lifetime Miles: 105.90
Total Distance
13.30

Not much to say about this week, other than that I'm slowly increasing my mileage while running primarily on the hilly roads around our house. Rather than doing a weekday double, I just woke up earlier on Tuesday and ran a longer run than usual. It was nice (the run, not hte early waking), and I'll probably do it more.

On Saturday, I didn't have time to go to Corner Canyon before my daughters' gymnastics classes, and I didn't want to go run Little Cottonwood again, so I just ran a 10-mile road loop. Thie evening I still wanted to run, so I added a few more miles. I think second runs on long-run day are going to be a key feature of my Speedgoat prep--much more practical for me than a single, super-long run.

Also, I had a birthday this week. I'm feeling old :).

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