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Location:

Fort Collins,CO,

Member Since:

May 15, 2003

Gender:

Male

Goal Type:

Local Elite

Running Accomplishments:

Unaided PR's:
5K: 14:48 (Track - 2001)
10K: 30:45 (Track - 2001)
10K: 31:32 (Bolder Boulder - 2013)
Half Marathon: 1:06:09 (Duluth - 2013)
Marathon: 2:17:54 (Grandma's) - 2014)
Marathon: 2:19:47 (Indianapolis Monumental - 2013)
Marathon: 2:19:49 (Indianapolis Monumental - 2010)

Aided PR's:
10K: 29:38 (Des News - 2011)
Half Marathon: 1:05:30 (TOU Half - 2011)
Marathon: 2:18:09 (St George - 2007)
Marathon: 2:17:35 (Boston - 2011)

Short-Term Running Goals:

Diagnosed with Ankylosing Spondylitis in June of 2008. Started taking Enbrel in March, 2009.

Run as much as I can, and race as well as I can. Make the most of however much time I have left as an able-bodied runner.

Training for the 2018 Colorado Marathon

Long-Term Running Goals:

  Run until I'm old, and then run some more. Stand tall.

Personal:

1 wife, 2 kids. 1 cat. Work as a GIS Specialist/Map Geek

Endure and persist; this pain will turn to your good. - Ovid

Therefore, since we have been justified through faith, we have peace with God through our Lord Jesus Christ, through whom we have gained access by faith into this grace in which we now stand. And we rejoice in the hope of the glory of God. Not only so, but we also rejoice in our sufferings, because we know that suffering produces perseverance; perseverance, character; and character, hope. And hope does not disappoint us, because God has poured out his love into our hearts by the Holy Spirit, whom he has given us. - Romans 5:1-5

 

 

Miles:This week: 0.00 Month: 0.00 Year: 471.50
Saucony Trail Shoe Lifetime Miles: 247.50
Hoka Clifton Lifetime Miles: 491.50
Saucony Type A6 Lifetime Miles: 186.50
Saucony Zealot Lifetime Miles: 478.75
Saucony Kinvara 6 Lifetime Miles: 433.50
Saucony Kinvara 6-2 Lifetime Miles: 358.75
Brooks Pure Connect Blue Lifetime Miles: 337.25
New Balance Trainers Lifetime Miles: 314.50
New Balance 1400 Racers Lifetime Miles: 65.00
Brook Pureflow Lifetime Miles: 99.50
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesCrosstraining milesTotal Miles
54.500.000.000.001.0055.50
Brooks Adrenaline 8, #1 Miles: 33.50Brooks Adrenaline 8, #2 Miles: 15.50Nike Elite Miles: 5.50Jogging Stroller Miles: 4.00
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesCrosstraining milesTotal Miles
12.000.000.000.000.0012.00

Did my "long run" up Pine Canyon Rd outside of King City. I ran an out-and-back, and it was uphill going out and downhill coming back. Very pretty landscape, green rolling hills and agriculture everywhere.

Brooks Adrenaline 8, #1 Miles: 12.00
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesCrosstraining milesTotal Miles
8.500.000.000.000.008.50

Ran for 60 minutes in the regional park in King City. I just ran around on the network of dirt trails. None of the trails go for very long, but there was enough of them to keep me occupied. We start driving home today.

Brooks Adrenaline 8, #2 Miles: 8.50
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesCrosstraining milesTotal Miles
8.500.000.000.000.008.50

AM - ran 3 miles from our hotel in Nowhereville, NV. Actually, I think it was Winnemucca or something like that. It was cold out.

PM - finally finished our road trip, and I'm glad to be home. We got home early enough for me to grab a run on the Lanfill Loop (5.5 miles)

Nike Elite Miles: 5.50Brooks Adrenaline 8, #2 Miles: 3.00
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesCrosstraining milesTotal Miles
8.500.000.000.000.008.50

AM - ran to breakfast. Cold out, a minor tragedy.

noon - ran to the post office and back. Ran home, and then did the Providence Loop. Ran back to work. Ran home from work.

Brooks Adrenaline 8, #1 Miles: 8.50
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesCrosstraining milesTotal Miles
4.000.000.000.000.004.00

I realized I had way too many miles this week, so just did 4 miles with Seth today.

My insurance, blood tests, x-rays, and everything else came through, so I started Enbrel today. I gave myself the first injection (which was surprisingly painless and easy), so now it's wait and see what happens. For most people, it doesn't kick in for a week or two, but others have instant improvement. On this blog I don't often mention all my specific body parts that hurt (seems kind of pointless), but right now it's my entire left foot (around the toe joints), the big toe on my right foot (can barely bend it), my left hip, my lower back (stiffness mostly), the tendons at the top of the both hamstrings, and occasionally my neck (althought that's been almost 100% lately). In additional my left lower shin has been swollen for several months, but has not actually hurt since the Moab race. Umm...I think that's it. I hope the Enbrel helps all those things, but even if it helps half of them, I will be better off.

Brooks Adrenaline 8, #2 Miles: 4.00Jogging Stroller Miles: 4.00
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesCrosstraining milesTotal Miles
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I have too many miles this week, so I didn't run today. I did ride my bike around town for errands, about 6 miles worth, so I'll count that as 1 cross training mile.

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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesCrosstraining milesTotal Miles
13.000.000.000.000.0013.00

Brr...way too cold out in the morning to run. I elected instead to sip coffee all morning, listen to Dave Ramsey podcasts, and make race course maps, which is sadly my ideal Saturday morning (by the way, check out the Canyonlands Half website for one of my latest projects). I had also thought about running the Shamrock Shuffle 5K in Smithfield this morning, enticed by the $5 $4 entry fee (get $1 off for wearing green), but Gil already had a vet appointment, which filled my quota for scheduled activities on a Saturday morning. Plus the whole "too cold" thing I mentioned earlier.

Anyway, I finally got out for a run around 2:30PM, and it was much nicer out, although still too cold for my liking. I ran the Millville Hill Loop, and old favorite. I was feeling good, mostly likely due to the Enbrel plus sipping coffee all morning, and averaged 6:25/mile for the 13-mile run. I never got much under 6:00/mile for any given stretch, even the downhill miles, but just kept a steady pace the whole way. Good run.

Brooks Adrenaline 8, #1 Miles: 13.00
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesCrosstraining milesTotal Miles
54.500.000.000.001.0055.50
Brooks Adrenaline 8, #1 Miles: 33.50Brooks Adrenaline 8, #2 Miles: 15.50Nike Elite Miles: 5.50Jogging Stroller Miles: 4.00
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