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    Working with the Weather – St. George City Half Marathon

    When you need to run in conditions other than what you’re used to, what is the solution for clothing? The weather in Saint George Utah will be in the low-mid 30’s to start at 9 AM, possibly up to low-mid 40’s at 11:25 when I should have crossed the finish line.   From Active.com: 30-40°F It’s time to start taking your base layers seriously. Make sure they are non-cotton so that they wick sweat off your body—extremely important in colder temperatures when body moisture can lead to hypothermia. Also, start thinking about extremities. Try a fleece headband over your ears and fingerless running gloves for your hands. If it’s below…

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    Flagstaff VK Tshirt Reveal

    Got my shirt from the Flagstaff VK a couple weeks ago, but it took a while to get around to making this box opening video. Well, envelope opening. So here you go, my Flagstaff Skyrace Tshirt out of the wrapper. When I registered on that Friday morning they told me there was some confusion in the shirt order and that they would be available for pickup at the store in Flagstaff at 3 PM, about 3 hours after the run. I had to get back home for a cyclocross race the next morning, so it would be really difficult to make that pickup and then get home much before 2…

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    Vertical K Announcement

    Announcement Video from Facebook: Vertical K Coming Up Vertical K Announcement Posted by Seven Summits Body on Wednesday, September 16, 2015 Vertical K Stats: 1000 Meters Ascent = 1 Vertical Kilometer = 3,300′ of vertical gain 5 Kilometers of distance or less = 3.1 miles or less 48:00 minutes = typical elite athlete time Quandary = Vertical K Follow me on Facebook and on this blog, register for the NEWSLETTER and I’ll keep you in the loop for all my training as I attempt to succeed in my goals over the next few years.

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    Elbrus Race 2013 Itinerary

    I have been curious about the Elbrus Race 2013 Itinerary since 2010. At that time I did the Qualifier in spite of having to squeeze my cheeks together from intestinal illness. I did qualify, but had to see the event doctor the morning of the Race, and was medicated and pulled out. I have been wanting to go back for the last few years. In 2011 there was no race, as the area was closed. In 2012 I had already booked an event the week of the race. I did not see the announcement with the schedule in time to put it on the calendar in time. Instead I ended…

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    Steamboat Half Marathon Follow-up

    Well, I did it. I lived through the Steamboat Half Marathon. First of all, here’s how I did by the clock: Gun Time: 2:19:03 – Chip Time: 2:18:31 – Pace: 10:37 Overall Place: 564 – Gender Place: 197th Age Group: 50 to 59 Male Division Place: 28th Out of: 826 overall, 245 in gender, 37 in division I took off reasonably slow and built up speed gently to a little faster than 10:00 pace. After about 3 miles I realized it wasn’t working well, and I was off my anticipated pace of 9:20. I thought the race was supposed to be mostly downhill, and the elevation profile published on the…

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    Steamboat Springs Half Marathon Before the Race

    In the past I’ve run two road half marathons, both downhill. One was the AF Canyon Half and the other was the Provo Halloween Half. My times were 2:08 and 2:25 respectively. Neither were really “awesome”, but the first one I’d never run 13 miles before, though I had done 10 mile long runs as part of 20 mile weeks for the previous 5 weeks. For the Provo run I was doing 6 mile long runs in 15 mile weeks, due to some injuries. Also for the Provo run I was in recovery mode from the Aspen Backcountry Marathon in late August 2011 (with a 7:30 finish), after which I…

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