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Feb 24, 2007



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5k- 16:01, 1/2 marathon- 1:11:37, marathon- 2:34:16, 50k- 3:58, 100 mile- 15:19

Former World Record holder in 100 x 5k relay 

Ultra history:

8-100 mile, 1-100k, 9-50 mile, 2-40 mile, 14-50k-ish

12 wins, 5 CR's, plus four 2nd, five 3rd, 4th, 4th, 5th, 5th, 9th, 16th, 20th, 28th, 38th, and 62nd place, with 1 DNF 

Short-Term Running Goals:


Enjoy running, stay fit (and maybe lose a few pounds)

Long-Term Running Goals:

Unretire at some point

Run a sub-6 hr 50 miler

Win a 100 mile ultramarathon


I have five cute kids. And I have some rockin short green racing shorts- I wear them mainly because it embarrasses my wife so much. I like ultimate frisbee, trail running, reading, and cheering for the Denver Broncos!   And I have the absolute best wife in the world.  And I used to run for the now-disbanded national Team Pearl Izumi- Ultra!

Favorite Blogs:

Miles:This week: 12.00 Month: 16.00 Year: 725.00
Fastwitch Lifetime Miles: 82.50
Trail N1 Lifetime Miles: 86.50
Road N1 Lifetime Miles: 31.00
Trail M2 Lime/black Lifetime Miles: 211.00
Road N2 Black And Green Lifetime Miles: 266.00
Road N2 3 Grey Lifetime Miles: 112.50
Road M3 Black And Blue 2 Lifetime Miles: 65.50
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesCrosstraining milesTotal Miles

Very good workout today.  I hadn't run more than 15 miles yet this year, and really wanted to get in a good 16 today.  I didn't drink enough during the day (dehydrated) and ran in the afternoon (i.e. rather warm), but still had a good run.  I ran up Blacksmith Fork canyon, from mile 13 of TOU up to mile 5 and back.  As a result, I have my splits.  I wanted to run ~7:45/mile uphill and ~7:00/mile downhill.  Here are the results:

Mile 1- 7:29

2- 7:36

3- 7:22

4- 7:19

5- 7:19

6- 7:43 (lots of up)

7- 7:17

8- 7:33

9- 7:00

10- 7:13

11- 7:02

12- 6:48

13- 6:55

14- 7:06

15- 6:38

16- 6:41

I could tell I was dehydrated the whole run.  My legs were absolutely burning for the last 4 miles, but I was glad to pull off a few sub 6:45 at the end.  I'm not sure I could have run even 1 mile more.  Uphill was good but tiring, and downhill was just tiring.  There was a nasty headwind on the way down which added to my fatigue.  But it was a good run supposing my short season thus far.  With 5 more months of hard training, I should be in good shape for the fall marathons.

Total: 1:55:10  Ave 7:25/mile up, 6:55/mile down. 

766- 166 miles

Weight: 0.00
From Paul Petersen on Sun, Apr 08, 2007 at 10:52:53

Nice work!

From James on Wed, Apr 11, 2007 at 00:37:22

It is always nice to get that first 15 miler under your belt, eh! It was nice and hot on Saturday too, so even though there was a head wind coming back down, it probably cooled you off.

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