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.

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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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10.50
New Balance RX507 Miles: 4.40Road Chain Miles: 5.00MT101 Miles: 4.10Singlespeed Chain Miles: 16.80
Weight: 163.20
Total Distance
2.20

Another short run at night.

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2.20

Same as yesterday.

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I finally got around to my workout at a little after 1:00. That's just too late; any obstacle, and I'm just too tired to persevere. I was going to ride the rollers for 30 minutes, but I was done after 10.

Pretty pathetic. 

Road Chain Miles: 5.00
Weight: 163.00
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4.10

My running this week has been pretty dismal, even by my current standards. I tried to do a little to make up for that today by taking advantage of the last bit of daylight to run up Grove Creek to the bench. I haven't washed any running clothes for a while, so I had to make do with basketball shorts and a short sleeve shirt. It was pretty cold up there, but it was beautiful. I wish I had more time for the trails. 

MT101 Miles: 4.10
Weight: 162.60
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Stair-stepping at the gym. It's been a while, and I forgot how much I like it as a cross training option. 

I caught. the last few minutes of the BYU game while I was there. Kind of a bummer, but I loved it when Riley high-fived the ref. I used to walk him to school when he was in kindergarten. I don't think I've seen him since, but some of the coolness still rubs off on me, right? 

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I went mountain biking in Corner Canyon this morning. Essentially the same route as last week, with the order mixed up a bit to take advantage of what I think is the more natural flow of the trails.

Last week: Hog Hollow to Jacob's Ladder to Ghost Falls to Clark's to Rush to Canyon Hollow to Hog Hollow. This week: Hog Hollow to Jacob's Ladder to Ghost Falls to Canyon Hollow to Rush to Clark's to Hog Hollow.

Did you catch that difference? I thought this weeks route would add a little distance and vertical, since it goes all the way to the bottom twice. I didn't expect the difference to be as big as it actually was, though--2 more miles and 300-400 feet of vertical. Nice.

Anyway, I felt better last week, but I still had a good ride today. I even crashed on Rush--my first crash on this bike. (I actually went down in almost the same spot last week, but not hard enough to dignify the incident by calling it a crash.) 

 

 

Singlespeed Chain Miles: 16.80
Weight: 164.00
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Total Distance
10.50
New Balance RX507 Miles: 4.40Road Chain Miles: 5.00MT101 Miles: 4.10Singlespeed Chain Miles: 16.80
Weight: 163.20
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