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Location:

Marriott Slaterville,UT,

Member Since:

Mar 08, 2006

Gender:

Male

Goal Type:

Other

Running Accomplishments:

Let's see, Finally ran Boston 2004. Broke 100 miles for 24 hours in 2005.  Finished the Wasatch 100 three times now.  4th place in the Across the Years 24 hour race 2007/2008

PR's:

5K - 21:03 (a long time ago), around 23:00 currently

10K - 44:??

1/2 marathon - 1:36

Marathon 3:21

50K - 5:05

50 mile - 8:59

100K - 11:37

100 mile - 22:18

24 hour - 106.65 miles

72 hours - 167.77 miles

2006 Wasatch 100 34:23

2008 Wasatch 100 32:22

2009 Wasatch 100 33:57

2009 2nd place 50-54 age group Striders Winter Training Series

Short-Term Running Goals:

Direct a successful Antelope Island Buffalo run in March 2011, Mountain View Trail Half Marathon in October, and the Antelope Island 50K/100K in November. 

Tenative 2011 race and run schedule - Bonneville Shoreline Trail Marathon, Grandeur Peak fun run, Timp Trail Marathon, Pocatello 50 mile, Western States 100 mile, Vermont 100 mile, Leadville 100 mile, Wasatch 100 mile (yep, trying for the grand slam of ultrarunning), Striders Winter training series, Moab Red Hot 50K, Red Mountain 50K, Survivor Series 10K (Rockford, IL), Grand Canyon Double crossing, Zion traverse, Boise Half Ironman (my first tri).  Might Run the Ogden Valley 50 mile, the Pony Express 50 mile and maybe the Chimera 100 in November.  I'm a memeber of the Wasatch Speedgoat Mountain Racing Team (www.wasatchspeedgoat.com).  One of my major goals is to not embarass the team with poor finishes.

Long-Term Running Goals:

Stay injury free and still be able to outrun kids half my age.  Stay fit enough to keep up with my grandson.

Personal:

52, married for 30 years to the same wonderful woman, 2 grown kids, 1 grandson.

That's my son and I in the picture at the 2007 Buffalo Run.  He's always a big help and a pretty cool kid.

I direct the Antelope Island Buffalo Run, the Mountain View Trail Half Marathon, and the Antelope Island 50K/100K, all on Antelope Island State Park.  The website is www.buffalorun.org

Come on out and run it, we have a good time.

I post some of my more interesting runs at my blog www.ultrajim.blogspot.com.  Check it out.

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Had big plans to run in circles at the aquatic center but forgot my running stuff.  Had to settle for the t-mill.  Did 1200 yards in the pool at lunch.  The swimming part of the tri I'm doing this summer no longer scares me.  Now it's the bike portion.  My butt is already complaining and I've just started.

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Did 8 miles on the stationary bike at lunch, then 5 around the track after work, ho hum

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Did three around the track in the morning, then jumped in the pool and swam about 650 yards.  I was asked if I wanted to join the master's swimming program by the coach.  Must be my superior stroke technique and speed.  Not a bad deal, free, six days a week in the mornings, do as much or as little as you want.  The coaches put together a daily workout that provides some structure beyond just swimming laps.  Think I'll try it for a bit.  Maybe not the full six days a week, but for the days I am scheduled to swim, it might be a good thing.

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Ran a few miles on the hamster trail at the gym this morning.  63 laps, ugh!

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Race: Striders Winter Training Series (3.1 Miles) 00:24:17, Place overall: 96, Place in age division: 6
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As usual, I hate this race within the first two hundred yards.  Still, I ran my fastest time on this course this year, so I'm happy with it.  Conditions were pretty good.  Warmest I've ever run the race, in the mid 30's.  Actually ran the race in shorts and was fine.  Saw lots of friends which is aloways a good thing.

Looking forward to a nice 30 mile trail run tomorrow.

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Ran Mtn View trail on Antelope Island again today.  Had the company of three good looking ultrarunning women along .  It was a good day.

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A little speedwork at the gym this morning.

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Easy lunchtime run.  Nice weather finally.

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Had the Feb. training run today on the island.  30+ runners showed up.  One of the best showings ever.

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Ran 5 easy after I did a spin class.  The bike in the spin class said I did 19 miles there.  Heading back to the gym to swim at lunch.

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It was a speedwork kind of day.  Lunchtime was a swim, run after work.

300 yd warmup

8 x 100 yd with 30 seconds rest

150 yd cooldown

6 x .25 around the track, 1 mile warmup 2 mile cool down.

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Easy five after work.  Should've done it harder, oh well.  Moab on Saturday.

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Race: Moab Red Hot 55K (32.9 Miles) 06:38:00, Place overall: 96, Place in age division: 25
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Ran the Moab Red Hot 55K today.  I've been wanting to do this race for a couple years, but events have conspired against me.  This year my wife and I went down for a little vacation in Moab. 

All week the weather was looking iffy, but in the end it really wasn't too bad.  Occasional showers that didn't really get you too wet, a little bit of sunshine, mostly clouds, oh and the wind.  That was the thing.  The wind was blowing at 30-40mph all day long.  Down in the little canyons and washes it wasn't too bad, but there were times when we were on top of slickrock and the wind was full in our faces..  You know it's bad when you have to push to run downhill.  Ultimately it was all good.  I could have stayed home and ran the Striders 10K, but that wouldn't have been nearly as much fun.

So, how did my race go.  In a nutshell, so so.  I was hoping to go under 6 hours, but the course was more difficult than I thought it would be.  The first half was pretty quick.  I actually hit aid station three (half way) at 2:30.  I thought I'd have a sub 6 in the bag.  Nope, the second half is much more difficult, technical, etc.

Lots and lots of slickrock running.  Think of pavement only harder.  The bottoms of my feet were pretty hammered after it was done.  A fair amount of soft sand running, or hiking as it were.  The legs weren't too bad.  My achilles didn't bother me at all during the race.

Too bad we didn't have Sunday's weather for race day.  It was beautiful, sunny, no breeze, cool.  Oh weel, can't have everything.

Saw some others from Fast Running Blog down there, Cody Draper did well.

Fueling, did 1st Endurance EFS Liquidshot, 2-1/2 flasks worth, so roughly 1000 calories.  No ther calories, water only.  I did mix one flask with a bottle of water.  Tastes better, not as strong, but I think I wasn't getting enough calories fast enough.

Gear, two water bottles in a Nathan waist pack, couple of long sleeve t's, wind shell, beanie, gloves.  I went and forgot my trail shoes and ended up running the entire race in my old road shoes.  They worked just fine, no traction issues at all.

I think I'll go down and do it again next year.

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Jumped right back into the training.  Spin class (18 miles), followed by 5 miles around the track.  Going to the pool at noon.  The run actually felt pretty good.  Very little soreness or tiredness, until I went down the stairs to the locker room, then I felt it.  Still, actually ran pretty quick.

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Did a tempo run after work at the gym. Also put in about 8 miles on the stationary bike at lunch.

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Easy run this morning at the gym. Ran the last mile barefoot. Definitely a different feeling. You can tell different muscles are worked.

Hit the pool at lunch.  1250 yards

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Pushed a little bit while on the mill.  Didn't feel like going outside.

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Did 22 miles on the spin bike during class this morning.  Followed that up with a 5 mile run around the track.  Felt good.

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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
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