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Member Since:

Jul 25, 2005



Goal Type:

Marathon Finish

Short-Term Running Goals:

  • 5/20 - beat the bridge 8k
  • 5/26 - magnuson series memorial day 5k
  • 6/16 - magnuson series seattle solstice 5k 
  • SUMMER - CNW all comers T&F series 
  • 7/4 - magnuson series summer spirit run 5k
  • 8/18 - magnuson series summer fitness day 10k
  • 9/30 - bellingham bay half marathon 
  • 10/13 - escalante canyons marathon
  • 11/25 - seattle half marathon 

Long-Term Running Goals:

qualify for the 2020 olympic marathon trials in ATL (sub-2:45

Miles:This week: 0.00 Month: 75.50 Year: 1860.50
TypeA8 Test Lifetime Miles: 170.00
Kinvara Test Lifetime Miles: 292.00
K9 Test Purpleberry Lifetime Miles: 287.00
Haunted Phoenix Lifetime Miles: 269.00
K9 Test Arctic Blueberry Lifetime Miles: 250.70
K9 Test Pinkerton Lifetime Miles: 244.00
Freedom Cut Me Loose Lifetime Miles: 252.00
Bubonic Plague Lifetime Miles: 365.00
Orange Splats Lifetime Miles: 219.00
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off. physically drained and sore from work, so i'm taking [another] rest day.

it was supposed to be a casual morning starting off with a dentist appt for james, but when we pulled into the parking lot my hood started steam-smoking. I USED TO OWN A JEEP I KNOW WHAT THIS MEANS

sure enough, upon inspection under the hood i found slime green radiator fluid sprayed all over due to a leaking hose. it wasn't nearly as dramatic as past explosions i've witnessed, and i was so undeterred that i gathered up the slime and poured it in my coffee.

my big seasonal work push is over so, i'll get back to a more reasonable routine this week. we'll be in seattle for xmas and i usually get lots of good miles in there (i'll likely even do a workout or two). 

i want to close out the year with two strong weeks -- maybe i'll find some momentum there, but if not i'll just keep maintaining until escalante canyons marathon season rolls around. mark my words, we're trekking west in 2018.

Night Sleep Time: 0.00Nap Time: 0.00Total Sleep Time: 0.00Weight: 0.00
From Tom K on Tue, Dec 19, 2017 at 09:34:45 from

Steam-smokers are the worst!

Just when I thought I had heard of every Utah-based race, as a result of being on this blog, you introduce the Escalante Canyons Marathon. The video on the website (I listened with the sound off at work) - 1. Wow! That is a pretty place!, 2. I didn't see any water stations, and 3. This race does not have the typical Utah-y Performance Enhancing Downhill. (your term!).

From allie on Tue, Dec 19, 2017 at 10:01:22 from

yeah, jake k is to thank for finding that gem of a race.

1. the course is unreal and there are parts where you get to run on the edge of a cliff (and the roads are open during the race!).

2. there were aid stations...the only reason i remember is because they had quadruple strength gatorade (so basically kool-aid) on one of the tables and my mouth was dyed red for 6 weeks.

3. yes, it's not a typical PED race. there are some fairly difficult uphill stretches, but the scenery keeps you hyped the whole time.

in addition, they have homemade pies baked by the local granny at the finish line! and they have the world's #1 soft-serve cone builder that can make perfect ice cream towers as tall as your forearm. and there's a fancy lodge in town with a machine that delivers hot pancakes out of a slot with just the press of a button!


From Tom K on Tue, Dec 19, 2017 at 10:29:10 from

Shhh! You had me at "get to run on the edge of a cliff."

From Russ on Wed, Dec 20, 2017 at 16:13:00 from

Oh boy. "ice cream towers as tall as your forearm" is an attention getter also. Yum.

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