Author Archives: Nathan Nelson

From Ogden Frontrunner Station: A run along the Ogden River Trail with Patrick Ward

Location:  Ogden River Trail, Ogden, Utah Miles:  6 Time:  10:04 am Pace:  0:7:58 Temp:  55 degrees F Weather:  Beautiful, sunny, shaded by much of the trail People I saw:  Several walkers, almost all with dogs, one or two runners Pain/injuries: … Continue reading

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Ryan and Nathan miss Barry (and I try to wax eloquent over running)

Location:  Provo River Trail Miles:  4.5 Time:  6:35 am Pace:  0:8:13 Temp:  25 degrees F Weather:  Slightly overcast People I saw:  Ryan, that guy in black again, two women, cows (the cows are starting to take on personalities to me) … Continue reading

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Back to the snow

Location:  Provo River Trail Miles:  5 Time:  6:20 am Pace:  0:8:50 Temp:  30 degrees F Weather:  Overcast, cloudy, light snow/hail People I saw:  One other guy Pain/injuries:  Back was ok, some light/sharp knee pain, left hamstring was pretty sore Notes: … Continue reading

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The courage to stay in bed

Location:  Home, in bed Miles:  0.0 Time:  Early-ish Pace:  Had some salsa, last night Temp:  75 degrees Weather:  Dark People I saw:  My wife and children Pain/injuries:  Yes For just about over a year, I’ve wanted to start resting.  The … Continue reading

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Ryan ties his shoes. Again.

Location:  Provo River Trail Miles:  4.5 Time:  6:35 am Pace:  0:9:08 Temp:  20 degrees Weather:  Slightly cloudy on horizon People I saw:  Ran with Ryan, saw a guy who refuses to wave- must fix this. Pain/injuries:  Some left groin pain, … Continue reading

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The great rebellion of the ducks

Location:  Provo River Trail, down to North Jetty Miles:  6 miles Time:  0:48:55 Pace:  0:8:15 Temp:  15 Weather:  Mostly clear, moon slivered People I saw:  One other guy, dressed head to toe, plus a walker Notes:  Today I wasn’t feeling … Continue reading

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Strong legs at 3 am

Reagan, while I’m tucking her back into bed, at 3 am: “Daddy, your legs look really strong.” It’s pitch black.

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11 degrees of bliss

Location:  Provo River Trail Miles:  1 mile warmup, 5 miles run with Ryan. Time:  Started at 6:23 am Pace:  0:8:58 Temp:  11 degrees Weather:  Cold and clear People I saw:  Ran with Ryan Ryan and I started our run without … Continue reading

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Cold and dark (but mostly cold) (but also very, very dark)

I started running about two hours ago.  My run has been over for more than an hours.  My hands, ears, chin and butt are still cold.  It will take another two or more hours to really feel warm, again.  This … Continue reading

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The Bonneville Shoreline Trail, in the SLC

Today found me at work on a Saturday.  But I managed to get out for a couple of hours, to explore more of the trail that had me enamored last winter.  I have already run the stretch of the BST, … Continue reading

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