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Location:

Lehi,UT,USA

Member Since:

Apr 29, 2010

Gender:

Male

Goal Type:

Boston Qualifier

Running Accomplishments:

2009 Provo River Marathon, 4:04:38

2009 Provo Canyon Halloween 1/2 Marathon, 1:27:22

2010 Ogden Marathon, 3:04:39

2010 Deseret News Marathon, 2:51:36

2010 Provo River 1/2 Marathon 1:19:01

2010 Top of Utah Marathon 2:52:24

2010 Just Cuz 1/2 Marathon 1:17:36

2011 13.1 LA 1/2 Marathon 1:19:43

2011 Timpanogos Half 1:16:51

2011 Treadmill Marathon 2:49:26 (pr)

Short-Term Running Goals:

2:45 Boston.

Favorite Blogs:

Miles:This week: 0.00 Month: 0.00 Year: 0.00
Elliptical Trainer 2017 Lifetime Miles: 107.00
Treadmill 2017 Lifetime Miles: 454.20
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
0.000.000.000.000.00

OK, today I regret not finishing just to finish.  I hurt like I ran the full 50 so I might as well have the metal to go with the pain.  I think that's the difference between Ultra runners and road runners, I gave up because I didn't think I could achieve my goals, listening to most the runners today their only goal is to finish.  Maybe that's a healthier way to view things.

Today we went and looked at retirement property in Sheridan, I could definately see myself retiring here, such a beautiful place.  I'm not quite in the market for buying property but someday.

Comments
From Rob Murphy on Sun, Jun 16, 2013 at 14:53:36 from 75.100.216.112

How old are you?

Oh wait, that's probably what financially responsible people do - plan ahead.

From Rob on Sun, Jun 16, 2013 at 15:30:28 from 184.167.100.250

It was more dreaming than anything. The premise was that Wyoming pays their teachers a whole lot more than Utah. I figured we could move here, Britt could work and I could retire.

From Jake K on Sun, Jun 16, 2013 at 16:02:18 from 67.177.11.154

Sorry it didn't go so well yesterday Rob. Try not to second guess it all too much. Bad days happen.

Make sure you visit in January before buying a place :-)

From Rob on Sun, Jun 16, 2013 at 16:57:14 from 184.167.100.250

Oh, Jake. I didn't mention anywhere, but my Peregrines were amazing. Last year I got to FootBridge aid station and my feet were a bloody blistery mess. This year when they tried to give me my drop bag with dry shoes and socks I told them I didn't even want it. My wife loved hers too, when I was running through mud and snow I never once slipped. During my first 15 miles when I was actually thinking 9 hours was possible I was going to give the shoes all the credit.

From Jake K on Mon, Jun 17, 2013 at 08:11:49 from 67.177.11.154

Well there's a silver lining! I'm glad you both liked them. I wasn't just trying to be a Saucony fanboy w/ that recommendation... they are really good trail shoes.

From jtshad on Mon, Jun 17, 2013 at 08:51:32 from 141.221.191.225

Just one of those days, good to listen to your body...you might hurt even worse if you had tried to go on.

Chalk it up to a learning experience and move on. Way to be smart.

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