18537 total / 404 in 2015

Met all my '14 goals (Yay!) Next up: Old Pueblo 50mi Ultra March 7th. Wait patiently until Sept to sign up for Boston '16. And run the NYC Marathon Nov1st

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  • 9 miles
  • 01:18 time
  • 893 calories
  • 3 workouts
  • This Week time period


  1. #dailymission What is the first race you ever ran? September 2009, the 8mi Saguaro Loop Run- a Tucson tradition. I had so much fun, I signed up for a 10miler, and a half mary shortly afterwards:

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    • John B.
      John B.

      Good luck tomorrow - you'll kill it!

      36 minutes ago Like1 person

    • Ty G.

      2001. Run the Rock 5K. I left right after and realized later I had a podium in my first ever race, but missed it altogether. Raced here and there for the next few years and got into Marathons in 2008. Full on addiction ensued.

      8 minutes ago Like

    • Ty G.

      Good luck tomorrow my friend.

      8 minutes ago Like

  2. RUN
    alright little taper run 3.5 mi 00:31 08:45 pace

    The taper plans I looked at says I should have taken both today and tomorrow totally off, but I'm not good at that. Legs have been feeling heavy and I thought they just needed to move a bit. ... read more

    • Shawna B.
      Shawna B.

      Good luck on Saturday! I"m sure you are more ready than you think

      1 day ago Like

    • Carlea F.
      Carlea F.

      I bet you could run 100!

      about 22 hours ago Like1 person

    • Leah

      Thinking about you Morey ....... you can run a 50 . I knows it . YOU have ROCK TAPE :) you can do anything !

      about 19 hours ago Like

    • Isaac M.
      Isaac M.

      You may feel like crap... but you have felt like crap before and then are able to go out and run a crazy distance and be awesome! You have got this!!! Be confident!

      about 5 hours ago Like

  3. #dailymission How do you feel about strollers in races? I hate it when they beat me.

  4. RUN
    alright Plodding Taper 5.5 mi 00:47 08:34 pace

    eh. Plodding, heavy legged. Not really sure why. Is this leftover from my big weekend of running 10 days ago? Is it due to skiing 4 days last week? Is it just degraded fitness due to an oversho... read more

    • Isaac M.
      Isaac M.

      being healthy is the main thing! everything else will sort itself out!

      1 day ago Like

  5. RUN
    Ack! no run!

    Ack. I can't believe it. I got up, donned my running stuff, saw my daughter up for school, and realized that I had woken up an hour too late and didn't have time to run. I've got ... read more

    • Tabatha H.
      Tabatha H.

      NOOOOOO! I can only imagine how you feel. On a positive note. Missing one day will not ruin a whole year of training. But you already know that. Saturday will be fine.

      3 days ago Like1 person

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    • Leah

      Yeah , you blew it for sure :)

      3 days ago Like1 person

    • Isaac M.
      Isaac M.

      muhahaha!!! yes because missing a taper run is going to make everything that you have done worthless! I am glad that you are going to be able to survive this setback and still man up and run the race!

      2 days ago Like

  6. Shared Photo

    And since I know ya'll can never have too many shots of Ben

  7. Shared Photo

    Wow- is this Tucson? Today's run with Ben

  8. RUN
    alright TV Falls with Ben 10.4 mi 01:40 09:36 pace

    Ugh. You'd think that after not running for a week, I'd feel fresh and light on my feet. Not today. My HR was high, pace slow. A rather plodding run. I hope this is all a part of a g... read more

  9. FIT
    great Telluride- Day 4 01:30

    Spent the morning skiing by myself, so I bumped myself silly and worked up a good schvitz.  Overcast, 2" of fresh, good conditions.  Did a lot of steep, soft bumps.  Came in for a quick lunch,... read more

    • Joe H.
      Joe H.

      awesome day. hope you were writing this from the hot tub

      7 days ago Like1 person

    • Morey B.
      Morey B.

      Due to the holes in my leg (ref: sunday's run), they said to stay out of the hot tub. Did do a steam room this evening tho'.

      7 days ago Like

    • Scott L.
      Scott L.

      Careful not to schvitz your pants... Great day on the slopes!

      6 days ago Like

  10. FIT
    great Telluride- Day 3 01:30

    Didn't get any solo skiing time today, but spent a great day with the family. Snow was fluffy, sky was overcast and temps in the teens. Got my wife out there for a few hours- which is a big de... read more

    • Ben K.

      I'm not much of a skier, but it sounds like you had a great time. How's the leg anyway? Is it healing up I hope?

      7 days ago Like

    • Scott L.
      Scott L.

      On the slopes from lift opening until closing would be a good workout, regardless of how hard you ski during that time... Great job!

      7 days ago Like

  11. Shared Photo

    Proof of quad workout today.

  12. FIT
    great Telluride- Day 2 01:30

    Unlike yesterday, today was cloudy and snowy, with about 3 inches of accumulation.  Flurried mostly, with some moments of heavier snow, yet visibility was pretty good.  Had a great ski day with my ... read more

  13. Shared Photo

    Just a magnificent day of skiing. Telluride at its finest.

  14. FIT
    good Telluride- Skiing. Day 1 01:30

    Day one at T-ride. Fresh snow and sunny skies. couldn't have been prettier. Redressed my leg, fortunately, the wound is above where the ski boot hits, Popped some Vitamin I, grimaced a litt... read more

  15. RUN
    injured If the bone ain't showing... 20 mi 05:15 15:45 pace

    If the bone ain't showing.

    About half way into today's run. At near the top of the mountain, I jumped over a log barring the trail, and got stuck with a dead stick right through the s... read more

    • Isaac M.
      Isaac M.

      Of course you kept running after a stick went through your leg! You are crazy! Hopefully everything heals up well. Luckily this was you final push for mileage and you are in taper mode now.

      12 days ago Like

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    • Ben K.

      Holy crap. I also feared worse from this title. Yikes. I hope you are gonna be good to go soon. Rest and heal up!

      11 days ago Like1 person

    • Glenn C.
      Glenn C.

      heck yes, this post needs pics. Glad you're ok.

      10 days ago Like

  16. RUN
    great OP50 Lower Loop 21.2 mi 03:58 11:13 pace

    Perfect weather.  Nice group.  Took it easy and just enjoyed the loop, and got a little more familiar with the OP50 trail.  Just pretty to be out there. read more

  17. RUN
    alright Lead Legged 7 mi 00:58 08:17 pace

    Legs definitely felt leaden today. low to mid 40's. Clear starlit skies changing into a brightening sky. plodded my way through it today. HR higher than I expected most of the time. I feel... read more

  18. #dailymission If you could tell a younger version of yourself something you know now what would it be? Nothing. I wouldn't listen to me anyway.

  19. RUN
    great Wednesday in the Park with Ben 11.75 mi 01:38 08:21 pace

    Other than having a nasty sore throat, and it being hard to get out of bed, the crisp 40 degree temps and clear starlit skies, made running the Cactus Forest Trail in Saguaro National Park- just wo... read more

  20. #dailymission How do you get yourself out of bed on the days that you don't want to the most? Don't have the conversation with yourself. As Nike says: "Just do it!" Or, if y... read more