July 29th- August 4th

Mileage for the Year 2013
2,149 miles

Mileage for the week 7/29- 8/4
60+ miles

10 miles

I wanted to take it easy today and skip my long run because I'm still recovering from crow pass and all the mountain running I've been doing.  I did finally feel pretty good today though. A lot more juice in my legs today.

6 miles

Same run as yesterday and my legs still feel very tired!!

6 miles

Ran to Huffman and back.  Legs are dead and heavy!!!


Another 2 hr. run/hike with Matias, Jay, and Stian Stensland.  Left from Matias's house in Bear Valley and went on an awesome trail nearby.  A lot more actual running, but still did a very steep mountain climb too.

2hrs. 15 minutes

Went on another awesome hike/run with Jay and Matias this morning. We went up Indian House and then came out on Falls Creek Valley.  Awesome day and I felt way better than I have all week.

5 miles

Easy easy 5 miles to Huffman and back.  Finally an easy run on pavement.  Legs still feel dead and heavy and sore.  Hot and sunny again.  Just had 14 days of 70+ degree weather in a row!  Amazing.

8 mile (3hrs of McHugh Peak Hike/Run)

July 22nd- July 28th "Crow Pass"

Mileage for the Year 2013
2,089 miles

Mileage for the week 7/22- 7/28
77 miles

9 miles

Jay and I ran very very very easy to Rabbit Lakes. We took a nice dip in the lake too.  The water felt great on the beat up legs.  Another beautiful day too.  Beautiful scenery up there.

22 miles "Crow Pass- 3:56:55"

Had a great day running crow pass today.  Never pushed myself, but it was still a good effort and tired when I was done.  Ran the whole race with my buddy Jay from California.  I forgot how almost the entire race is very technical and not much running where you can just extend your stride.  I fell at least 7-8 times, fell in the river crossing, and got stung by 5 times by bees.  Great day!

5 miles

Ran an easy 5 miles on the turnagain arm trail.  Kept it easy after our Lost Lake run yesterday and since we will be running Crow Pass tomorrow.

15+ miles "Lost Lake"

Had a great day running on my favorite trail in Alaska.  My buddy Jay is up for a week to run crow pass on saturday, so hopefully I'll be running some good trails this week.   It was just us today, so we had one car.  We dropped the Car off at the finish and tried hitchhiking to the start at Primose Lake for 1.5hrs.  NO LUCK!!!!! So we jogged back to my car and luckily we found someone to drive it to the start for us.  So we ran the race course backwards. Beautiful day though.  We didn't plan for the delayed start and we both kind of bonked towards the end.  Great day though!!!!

10 miles

Another shirtless, hot, and sunny day.  This summer is amazing.  Ran my south loop with extra loop.  Started at 7:15 pace and progressed down to 6:05 pace.  Averaged 6:32 pace for entire run.  Felt pretty good running, but my right hip is acting up.  Just kind of a dull pain.  I've experienced this pain before and it usually goes away if I stretch more.

10 miles (4 @ Tempo)

My first real workout since my marathon a month ago.  Averaged about 5:40 pace for the 4 miles, so kept it on the easier side of tempo for sure.  Nice to get the legs turning for an extended period of time.  Felt pretty good.  Warm and sunny out too.

6 miles

Easy recovery pace.  Another hot and sunny day in the AK. Amazing summer!

July 15th- July 21st

Mileage for the Year 2013
2,012 miles

Mileage for the week 7/15- 7/21
74 miles

16 miles

Worked at the Her/Tern Half Marathon today.  Set up and took down water stations, etc...  Beautiful and sunny day for the event.  I ended up not eating all day long, so after work I had to make a sandwich and take a couple hours to wait until I ran.  I didn't start running till 6pm and I was tired.  Still sunny and warm out too.

Started at 7:30 pace and progressed down to 6:10 pace for the last few miles.  Averaged 6:38 for entire run.  I didn't really feel that good today.  I believe because it was towards the end of day and I didn't eat well or get much sleep the night before.  Oh well, I got it done.  Gonna sleep good tonight.

6 miles

Easy 6 miles with J Ross after work from the store.  Another nice sunny day.  Felt pretty good, just need to start foam rolling and stretching better before it catches up to me.

11 miles

Ran before work today. It feels so good to have it out of the way.  Ran my south loop and added on.  Started at 7:30 pace and progressed down to 6:10 pace.  6:42 average for entire run.  Felt really good today.  Sun was out, but still cool in the morning.

6 miles

Easy running with Jerry Ross today from my house to Huffman and back.  Sunny and warm out.  Felt good, but right hip is a little achy?

13 miles

Ran my boston prep route after work today.  Felt really good, so I ran a little faster today.  Started at 7:15 pace, but last 6 miles were sub 6 pace. Average 6:26 for entire run.  Felt good.  Sun came out again when I started running too!

10 miles (10 x 100m striders)

Ran my south loop today.  Started at 7:30 pace and progressed down to 6:05 pace.  Averaged 6:30 pace for entire run.  Felt pretty good after I warmed up.  Striders felt good too.

12 miles (6am/6pm)

Both easy recovery pace runs today. Ran to Huffman and back on both of them.  Overcast and cool today.

July 8th- July 14th

Mileage for the Year 2013
1,938 miles

Mileage for the week 7/8- 7/14
71 miles

15 miles

I ran my Boston prep route with some on Elmore extention.  Started at 7:30 pace and progressed down to sub 6 min. on the last 3 miles.  Averaged about 6:30 pace for entire run.  It was a cool overcast day, so perfect for running.  Legs felt tired in the beginning, but after I warmed up I started feeling strong.  Good effort.

6 miles

Easy pace after work today.  Another warm and sunny day.  Legs still tired, but kept it easy.  Ran to Huffman and back.

10 miles

Ran my south loop with a little extra in the beautiful warm sun today.  I started off really easy at 7:30 pace and progressed down to 6:05 pace for the last couple miles.  Felt pretty darn good after I warmed up for a couple miles.

6 miles

Another sunny day!  After work I just kept it easy to Huffman and back.  Tried keeping it easy, but still ran a 6:45 average pace.  I believe for true recovery it needs to be a bit slower. Legs felt tired again too.

12 miles

Nice and sunny day today.  Ran my Boston prep route and averaged about 6:30 pace. Started at 7:15 pace and progressed down to sub 6.  Legs felt tired.  I'm gonna take tomorrow off or make sure it's super easy.

10 miles

Ran my south loop. General Aerobic pace.  Started at 7:30 pace and progressed down to 6:06 pace.  6:35 average for the entire run.  Felt pretty good, but legs a little tired.

12 miles (6am/6pm)

First double since the taper for the marathon started.  Took both runs at easy recovery pace.  Felt good.  Sun came out in the afternoon run!

July 1st- July 7th

Mileage for the Year 2013
1,867 miles

Mileage for the week 7/1- 7/7
60 miles

13+ miles

Ran my Boston prep route today and ended up running 13.1 miles.  Started at 7:30 pace and progressed down to sub 6 last 2 miles. Average for entire run was 6:30 pace. I felt pretty good, but legs still a little tired.

6 miles

Easy recovery after work today.  We've been getting overcast days all week.  Nice for running, but I could use some sunny days again.  Felt pretty good today.

7 miles

Ran from skinny mini with our running group. Had another awesome salmon and salad dinner.  Ran at a good clip on the way back.

6 miles

Easy recovery pace since I ran Lost Lake yesterday.  It was nice to get outside on the 4th and run a little.  Felt good, but legs tired.

15 miles "Lost Lake"

Drove 2 hours to seward.  Ran for 2 hours on the Lost Lake Trail. Drove 2 hours home.  It may seem like a long way to drive to run, but it's my favorite run in all of Alaska.  Took it easy, but was still tired on the way down.  I could've pushed it more, but I want to recover from this marathon, so it was smart not too.

7 miles

Ran an easy 57 minutes in the trails by Service with Jerry Ross, Harlow Robinson, and Patrick Conway.  We ran easy, but it was fun to get on the trails again.

6 miles

Rainy and overcast day.  Easy pace to Huffman and back.

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