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May 2012

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Saratoga Springs,UT,

Member Since:

Jan 31, 2008



Goal Type:

Local Elite

Running Accomplishments:

2016 Finished 12 100-milers during the year.  86 career 100-mile finishes, 9th in the world.   First person to do 6 consecutive summits of Mount Timpanogos.  Won Crooked Road 24-hour race. Achieved the 5th, 6th, and 8th fastest 100-mile times in the world for runners age 57+ for the year.

2013  First person to bag the six highest Wasatch peaks in one day. First and only person to do a Kings Peak double (highest peak in Utah).  I've now accomplished it four times. 

2010 - Overall first place Across the Years 48-hour run (187 miles), Overall first place Pony Express Traill 100.

2009 - Utah State Grand Masters 5K champion (Road Runners Club of America).  National 100-mile Grand Masters Champion (Road Runners Club of America). USATF 100-mile National Champion for age 50-54.

2006 - Set record of five consecutive Timpanogos Summits ("A record for the criminally insane")  See: http://www.crockettclan.org/blog/?p=42

2007 - Summited 7 Utah 13-ers in one day.  See: http://www.crockettclan.org/blog/?p=14 

Only person to have finished nine different 100-mile races in Utah: Wasatch, Bear, Moab, Pony Express Trail, Buffalo Run, Salt Flats, Bryce, Monument Valley, Capitol Reef.

PRs - all accomplished when over 50 years old

5K - 19:51 - 2010 Run to Walk 5K

10K - 42:04 - 2010 Smile Center

1/2 Marathon: 1:29:13 - 2011 Utah Valley

Marathon - 3:23:43 - 2010 Ogden Marathon

50K - 4:38 - 2010 Across the Years split

50-mile - 8:07 - 2010 Across the Years split

100K - 10:49 - 2010 Across The Years split

12-hours 67.1 miles - 2010 Across The Years split

100-mile 19:40 - 2011 Across the Years split

24-hours 117.8 miles - 2011 Across the Years split

48-hours 187.033 miles - 2010 Across the Years

Long-Term Running Goals:

I would like to keep running ultras into my 60s. 


Details at: http://www.crockettclan.org/ultras/ultracrockett.pdf Married with six kids and six grandchildren.  Started running at the age of 46 in 2004.  My first race since Junior High days was a 50K. I skipped the shorter road stuff and went straight to ultramarathons.  I started as a back-of-the packer, but have progressed to a top-10-percent ultra finisher.  Wish I would have started running at a much earlier age.  Have had several articles published in national running magazines.  Check out my running adventure blog at www.crockettclan.org/blog

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Pool Laps Miles: 154.00
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Slow progress.  I did manage to stand on my feet for about 12 hours on Friday doing an aid station for Salt Flats 100.  A month ago there is no way I could have done that.  I probably over did it carrying some heaving objects, but now a couple days later is doesn't seem like I set back any progress.

As things have improved, the remaining pain is pretty much only in the area of the fracture now.   I can tell that the fracture is not only on the front of the tibia, but it wraps around to the back.  I'm not sure how far because the calf muscle is over it, but that is one long fracture.  It is no wonder it is healing slowly.  Still, any walking involves some pain but I'm pretty used to it.

I've been really lazy, just doing pool workouts twice a week.   Tough to be motivated if I don't have a race any time soon.  And I'm sick of the pool.   Once it is safe to use the eliptical, I'll get back to work.  Probably a couple weeks away from that.

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Pool workout.

Pool Laps Miles: 110.00
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7 miles on the eliptical, bike, and situps.

For the first time in 12 weeks I have real hope that I will run again someday.  This was my first solid workout not in the pool.  Minimal pain.  I still can't do treadmill walk or run yet.   I bet I'm a month away still. 

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4 miles eliptical.  Didn't hurt much during it, but not very good a few hours later.  Still must be too soon.  Discouraging.  13 weeks.  No improvement seen this week.   It seems like 1/3 to 1/2 of the bone was fractured, so I've just got to expect this is probably going to take another 2-3 months.  Reading about it, this location takes longer because the blood supply is low to that area.    I'll go back into the doctor this week.

I guess I'll stick to the pool.

Pool Laps Miles: 44.00
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Slow progress.  The last couple days were encouraging, but my visit to the doctor was not encouraging.  We took x-rays and now the fracture is old enough that it really shows up on x-ray.  He says that it is completly through the entire bone.   On the x-ray you could see what is referred to as the "dreaded black line" which at this point is a poor prognosis and could be an indication of what is called a nonunion facture, that it isn't healing right.   Next up is electrical stimulation.  I'll get some unit to use at home to do this.   He thinks I'll be healed in six weeks.   If not, and it is non-union.....bad stuff....surgery, bone grafts, a rod put in, running career probably done.

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Pool Laps Miles: 154.00
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