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Peavine Falls Run

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Member Since:

May 31, 2007



Goal Type:


Running Accomplishments:

Marathon Top 10 Finishes: 7 Bridges ('15), Utah Valley ('13), Salt Lake City ('08), Top of Utah ('07), and St. Louis ('04). Ran around the equator (24901.55) in 4,388 days.

Personal Records
Marathon 2:39 (SLC '08)
1/2 Marathon 1:12.30 (Provo River, aided '08)
10K 34:16 (Track, sea level '00)
10K 33:15 (Des 10K, aided '08)
8K 25:32 (Crack of Dawn, aided '13)
5K 16:44 (Track, sea level '00)
5K 16:07 (Running of the Leopards, aided '12)

Short-Term Running Goals:

NYC Marathon 2019

London Marathon 2020

And my largest challenge to date, raise $20,000 for the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society in honor of my cancer survivorship...


Long-Term Running Goals:

Enjoy being a Masters Runner.

Get under 3 hours one more time...


Grew up outside Chicago and joined the blog while I lived in Salt Lake City. Now living outside Birmingham. I am married with two daughters. Wife thinks I'm crazy for doing marathons. And yes I am crazy I'm a scientist for a living...

Miles:This week: 0.00 Month: 35.50 Year: 2123.25
RM 090416 Lifetime Miles: 135.71
Brooks Launch Gray #17 Lifetime Miles: 253.75
Brooks Launch Silver A #18 Lifetime Miles: 254.25
Brooks Launch Silver B #19 Lifetime Miles: 252.00
Saucony Rides Blue #23 Lifetime Miles: 252.25
Saucony Rides Black A #24 Lifetime Miles: 253.50
Saucony Rides Black B #25 Lifetime Miles: 254.25
Saucony Type A Lifetime Miles: 76.50
Race: Peavine Falls Run (7.85 Miles) 00:55:32, Place overall: 12
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTrainer 1 MilesTrainer 2 MilesRacer MilesTotal Distance

Woke up in the middle of the night with a nasty cough. After about an hour got back to sleep and then was woken up by a pretty powerful thunderstorm. Thought about bailing on this mornings race but the BTC had their Facebook page up and running and showed pictures of the rainy but nicer weather at Oak Mountain. So decided to head on down...

It was raining from the time I got there. Very light at the start. Which was nice because if it had been sunny the humidity would have been deadly. I started a few rows back and focused on a conservative start. The first ~1/2 of this run is mostly up. Then you get to turnaround and at the bottom of the hill is some nice single track trail running for about mile or so.

As we headed up the mountain it was like climbing into the clouds. It was misty and foggy. There was one little stretch that we saw above the clouds and then it really started coming down. By the time we got to the trail it was a muddy mess but oh so much fun! Most of the up hills I was passed only to pass them back on the downhills. I owe my downhill running to many a cruzer down City Creek or Emmigration Canyon in UT. The trail was difficult but one of the guys I was going back and forth with made it fun. Managed to stay on my feet and finish reasonably well, although top 10 got a prize so at least I wasn't bubble boy...

Did a brief warm-up and cool-down and then since the rain had stopped another 3 miles in pond loops as a family bike/run.

w.u. Avg. 8:58 HR 142
Race Avg. 7:05 HR 174
c.d. Avg. 7:50 HR 151
Family Avg. 8:28 HR 141


Saucony Rides Orange #13 Miles: 12.50
Night Sleep Time: 0.00Nap Time: 0.00Total Sleep Time: 0.00Weight: 0.00
From bgrun on Mon, Oct 19, 2015 at 06:16:23 from

Loved reading the description of this run. Hope 10/18 went even better.

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