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July 2013

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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.

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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. 

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Wow. I really let this go for a while. Although I haven't really posted anything since the Ogden Marathon, that doesn't mean I haven't been running. Although I haven't been running much. I keep feeling more and more like a former athlete than an athlete.

Anyway, I've been wanting to get out and run some trails, but that's been tough. First, I don't have a lot of time these days. Second, I'm really in bad shape for running up hills. I guess spending six months training for a road marathon will do that to your legs.

I've started going out on weekends for runs up Rock Canyon in an attempt to regain some climbing legs. Since I have today off, I thought I'd go out for a run up the canyon this morning, too. It was nice to get out before the sun did, and I felt better than I have in a while. It's still humbling to think about how slow I am now compared to a couple of years ago.

After I got home, I put Elliott in the stroller and went out for a short extra-credit loop around the neighborhood.  

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Easy miles on the road before work. Thanks to the commute, I have to be up so early to do this that it kind of kills my motivation. Still, I felt pretty good this morning, and I would have gone farther if I hadn't had to make a stop for "issues," if you know what I mean. 

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