Cursed Realm of the Faceless Ghost

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Member Since:

Apr 07, 2010



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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.


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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. 

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When Jun and I ran Squaw Peak a few weeks ago, he said something about how he wasn't interested in the west side of Timp because to him, Timp meant the run to the summit. So I'd like to start this by saying Jun, don't limit yourself. Those hills are full of all kinds of awesome.

This morning I started at the same trailhead in Orem I've been using to access Little Baldy. From there I ran north on the BST into Pleasant Grove and then climbed up the Grove Creek trail, which was absolutely amazing. From the top of the canyon, I traversed a mountain meadow and then ran a gradual descent towards Battle Creek. I started climbing again up to Big Baldy Pass, and then descended Dry Canyon back to the BST, which took me back to the car.

I don't think the weather will allow access to the trails east of Orem for much longer, but I can't wait to explore more of them next year.

My Garmin said just under 16 miles, but according to the website I found the route on it should have been close to 18. I guess that means that either the website was wrong, or I once again stopped my watch and forgot to restart it. I guess I won't find out which until I find my dock and upload the report.

Now, off to the law library.


Adidas Adizero XT Miles: 15.90
Weight: 162.40
From jun on Mon, Nov 01, 2010 at 13:42:58 from

OK, you have me sold. I want to try them out.

From Faceless Ghost on Mon, Nov 01, 2010 at 14:25:16 from

If you're up for it, let's run the same loop on Saturday.

From jun on Mon, Nov 01, 2010 at 14:30:24 from

I'm up for it if you are down with it.

The only thing I need to figure out is when my son's football game is. I can't miss another one.

From Faceless Ghost on Mon, Nov 01, 2010 at 14:56:50 from

Let me know when you find out and we'll see if we can make it work.

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