Cursed Realm of the Faceless Ghost

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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:

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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: 0.00
Total Distance
13.60

I ran to the gym this morning, rounded out my ten miles on the treadmill, then drove home with Catherine. I threw in about four 6-minute miles along the way (I wanted to do my repeats faster, but the old treadmill in the Cardio Cinema wouldn't go any faster). Anyways, I'm now past 2,000 miles for the year, which is at least 1,950 miles more than I ran last year. 

PM:  I went with Catherine to the gym tonight and ran a little more. I also hopped off the treadmill for a second but forgot to turn it off. It was very surprising when I tried to get back on. Now I have an owie on my shin.

Nike Lunarlite Racer Miles: 10.00Brooks Launch Miles: 3.60
Weight: 0.00
Comments
From allie on Tue, Oct 26, 2010 at 12:12:38 from 174.23.195.124

now THAT is a big improvement on mileage. nice job.

From Scott Wesemann on Tue, Oct 26, 2010 at 12:14:17 from 66.239.250.209

Hey, nice miles for the year, and also the last month. You have been on a roll lately.

From jun on Tue, Oct 26, 2010 at 12:47:37 from 66.239.250.209

Hahahaha. Slight improvement over last year. Nice.

From Aaron Kennard on Wed, Oct 27, 2010 at 01:43:20 from 24.8.144.22

I think someone caught some footage of you today and posted it already...That didn't look like an accident to me...showboating for sure. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Jmn_IZDuT6c

From Faceless Ghost on Wed, Oct 27, 2010 at 23:25:18 from 69.169.157.242

Aaron--that's about what it looked like, except I managed to stay upright.

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