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Location:

American Fork,UT,USA

Member Since:

May 20, 2009

Gender:

Male

Goal Type:

Other

Running Accomplishments:

6 100 mile finishes:

Wasatch 100- 2011

Wasatch 100- 2012

Buffalo Run 100- 2013

Bryce 100- 2013

Wasatch 100- 2013

Buffalo Run 100- 2014

100 mile PR- 22:42

Multiple ultra distance adventure runs every year

My running focus has been on ultra running since 2011

Climbed 348 peaks from 2010-2013

 

Short-Term Running Goals:

Race Schedule for 2014:

Buffalo 100 (Goal: 22 hours)

Bighorn 100

Wasatch 100 (Goal: Under 30 hours)

Have less than 20 trail diggers in 2014:

Diggers so far in 2014: 1

Climb 100 peaks in 2014

Peaks climbed so far in 2014: 40

Long-Term Running Goals:

24 hour Wasatch 100 finish

Personal:

Refuse2quit blog

My adventure blog

Summitpost profile

Miles:This week: 0.00 Month: 0.00 Year: 0.00
Saucony Kinvara Lifetime Miles: 175.05
Hoka Bondi-B Lifetime Miles: 492.55
Brooks Cascadia 6 #3 Lifetime Miles: 246.52
Altra Lone Peak #2 Lifetime Miles: 398.00
2013 Elevation Gain Lifetime Miles: 325375.00
Altra Lone Peak #3 Lifetime Miles: 409.50
Altra Torin Lifetime Miles: 268.25
Altra Lone Peak 1.5 Lifetime Miles: 380.35
Altra Provision Lifetime Miles: 44.10
Altra Lone Peak 1.5 #2 Lifetime Miles: 312.40
Altra Lone Peak #4 Lifetime Miles: 439.00
2014 Elevation Gain Lifetime Miles: 118065.00
Altra Olympus Lifetime Miles: 98.00
Altra Lone Peak #5 Lifetime Miles: 146.70
Total Distance
31.90
Hoka Bondi-B Miles: 8.002012 Elevation Gain Miles: 3500.00Brooks Cascadia 6 (green) Miles: 18.90
Night Sleep Time: 0.00Nap Time: 0.00Total Sleep Time: 0.00Weight: 0.00Calories: 0.00
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5 on the TM. No big woop.

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Weights at the gym for an hour. I worked my upper body/core. I have been sick for the last few days and it is only getting worse. I'm running a fever and have a terrible cough. My boss is in town and I have spent the last two days entertaining and I am wrecked. I doubt I'll run today (Wed).

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Total Distance
8.00

This week has been crazy and I have been about as busy as I have ever been. I have also been really sick since Tuesday, so that made it tough. My VP was in town and I was working 12-14 hour days. Wednesday was horrible! I was running a fever, had a sore throat and felt like shite and I had to go out until 9 pm with him. I came home and crashed with my clothes on and ended up waking up at 2 am to brush my teeth. On a positive note I LOVE my new job and I really love the company. 

Thursday I got home at 8:30 pm, threw my running gear on and made it to the gym to get in a run. I was still feeling like dung, but I needed to run, so I decided to hit the track at the gym because I didn't want to run on the roads in the dark. 

I put on my ipod and got into a good solid groove at an 8:20ish pace. I didn't want to push any harder and I kept it up the whole run. It was pretty funny because I had a younger girl and a guy about my age both trying to pass or run with me. I could tell they didn't want to get passed by me. The dude ran for about 15 minutes and he was out of gas. He did pass me once, but I ended up passing and then lapping him a few times. Just before he quit he had to run really fast to pass me and then right after he did he quit. haha. The girl however stayed with me for about 20 minutes until she quit, but I could tell she didn't want me to pass. I didn't push my pace at all, I just kind of laughed. It was fun. I was pretty wrecked when I finished, so I went home and crashed.

Hoka Bondi-B Miles: 8.00
Night Sleep Time: 0.00Nap Time: 0.00Total Sleep Time: 0.00Weight: 0.00Calories: 0.00
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Total Distance
18.90

Tour de Draper with Rob Bladen:

I wanted to get in a long run this morning to make up for my horrible week. My friend Rob wanted to run with me, but he is getting ready for UVM so he only wanted to do about 10. We met at the Orson Smith trailhead in Draper at 6:30 am and started uphill on the BST going south. At the trail fork we went right and hit the Gasline trail which eventually took us to Ghost Falls. Rob was running pretty fast and I was hoping he wasn't planning on keeping the pace the entire run because I am not feeling 100% yet. I kept up with him for the most part though. 

We went up to the top of Ghost Falls and then took a quick break. The weather was perfect. It was overcast with a slight breeze that felt great. We went east to Canyon Hollow and followed that until he hit Broch's trail and then at the trail junction we stopped to take a gel. We then got onto Ann's trail and got into a good groove. There were so many cyclists on the trail today and some of them were a bit annoying as they would come flying down the trail and not even attempt to move or slow down. DBs! Luckily most of them were pretty cool, but I have never seen so many bikes on the trail.

We ran to the tunnel and then took a right and went back to the BST where it was back uphill to the trail junction. At the trail junction we decided to go right (uphill) instead of running the mile downhill back to the cars, so we could get in a little more mileage and some more elevation. We hit the trailhead in1:47 for just under 11 miles. Rob was done, but I needed more miles so I decided to head over to Ann's trail to go up View Benchmark. I drove over to Ann's and took a gel and hydrated. There were some ladies at the trailhead that looked confused and asked me for directions to Ann's and I told them to just follow me. I put on my ipod and got into a good groove. I wasn't as fast as normal, but I still felt great. The first mile clicked by and I noticed the ladies were well below me on the other side of the canyon. The run up to the VB trail was nice and easy, but when I got to the VB trail there was a dude running right behind me just starting up. I hate getting passed on the trails so I cranked up the pace a lot. I was thinking this guy has no idea I am 13.5 in, so I can't look like a wuss.

I kept a strong pace up to the big hill and he was still about 100 yards back. I power hiked the lower part of the hill while I took a gel, but it was quick and I noticed him gaining ground, so I picked up my pace and ran the rest of the way to the top with only a few short power hikes. I reached the top and he was nowhere in site. I crushed him! Now he was running in jean shorts and high top basketball shoes, but I was still pleased with myself for pushing it up. Haha. I was up in 51 minutes, which is slow, but the run up the VB trail was about as fast as I normally do it.

The run back down was tougher because my legs were getting tired. At one point I thought I was pushing pretty good, but I looked at my watch and I was only at a 10:00 pace. The last two miles I did manage to keep it in the 9's and high 8's and other than my hammy getting really tight I felt pretty good. With about 1/4 of a mile to go I noticed a huge snake ahead covering the entire trail. It looked like a rattler, but it didn't have a rattle and it was the biggest snake I have ever seen in the wild. I had to bushwack around it because it wouldn't move. I finished feeling good with just under 19 tough miles and a lot of vert. I got back to my car and saw a text from my 12 year old telling me she just got Justin Bieber tickets. Woohooo!

2012 Elevation Gain Miles: 3500.00Brooks Cascadia 6 (green) Miles: 18.90
Night Sleep Time: 0.00Nap Time: 0.00Total Sleep Time: 0.00Weight: 0.00Calories: 0.00
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Total Distance
31.90
Hoka Bondi-B Miles: 8.002012 Elevation Gain Miles: 3500.00Brooks Cascadia 6 (green) Miles: 18.90
Night Sleep Time: 0.00Nap Time: 0.00Total Sleep Time: 0.00Weight: 0.00Calories: 0.00
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