Journey from 238.5 lbs to 2:38:30

December 11, 2018

Recent EntriesHomeJoin Fast Running Blog Community!PredictorHealthy RecipesDan Varga's RacesFind BlogsMileage BoardTop Ten Excuses for Missing a RunTop Ten Training MistakesDiscussion ForumRace Reports Send A Private MessageWeek ViewMonth View
15% off for Fast Running Blog members at St. George Running Center!



Member Since:

May 26, 2009



Goal Type:

Local Elite

Running Accomplishments:

Mt. Nebo Half 2011 - 1st Overall  1:10:17

St. George Marathon 2011 - 38th overall - 2:47:25  

Speedy Spaniard 10k 2011 - 6th Overall - 35:55   6.1 

Hale Freezes Over 10k 2011 - 3rd Overall - 35:56  5.97

St. George Marathon  2010     2:56:35

Hobble Creek Half 2010   4th in age  1:21:19

Highway to Hale 2010    3rd overall  37:25

5k in Lindon  2010   17:16

Utah Valley Marathon 2010, 3:01:26

Lehi 5k, 18:24

Timpanogos Half Marathon, 2010 1:54:29 

Speedy Spaniard 10k  (2009) 40:15

Hale Freezes Over 10k (2010)  40:16

Freedom 10k (2009) 41:34

 Provo River Half  (2009)  1:30:59

Symantec (Lindon) 5k (2009) 19:16


Short-Term Running Goals:

Sub 17: 5k,   sub 36 10k,  sub 1:15 half, sub 2:40 full



Long-Term Running Goals:

Run a lot, stay healthy

Favorite Blogs:

Miles:This week: 0.00 Month: 0.00 Year: 0.00
Brooks Cascadia Lifetime Miles: 114.00
Brooks Launch Lifetime Miles: 761.94
Five Fingers KSO Lifetime Miles: 14.00
Asics Nimbus 10 (13) Lifetime Miles: 496.00
Brooks Launch 2 Lifetime Miles: 33.00
Slow milesFast milesTotal Distance

Ran from Runners Corner up the canyon and back.  Good run, nice weather, though a little chilly for what I was wearing, but bearable.  Had to stop a few times to fix the SI.  Was good to see Toni and Spencer and run with them for a bit.  Felt good for a lot of the run.  

Weight: 0.00
From Kendall on Tue, Jun 11, 2013 at 00:20:57 from

You still running...what's going with you!? Hope you're doing well.

From Fritz on Fri, Jul 26, 2013 at 22:19:14 from

Hey Dan, How's it going? I hope you are getting out for some runs. See you around.

From Dan Varga on Sat, Jul 27, 2013 at 13:13:38 from

Hi Fritz. Thanks for checking in. I have ran about once a week since Boston, without much success. Still trying to figure out how to fix my si joint so I can run again. How have you been doing?

From Fritz on Sat, Jul 27, 2013 at 15:18:30 from

Hi Dan, I am sorry to hear that. That must be super frustrating. Are things improving at all? I had IT band issues starting a few weeks before Boston and had to bow out obviously. Then it got worse and I couldn't run at all until late June. But over the past few weeks I have been able get back into it and had a fairly good race at the DesNews Half on Wednesday. What has really helped is going to a bootcamp type class once or twice a week where we work on core, upper body, and lots of hips. Well I hope it starts to get better soon.

Add Your Comment.
  • Keep it family-safe. No vulgar or profane language. To discourage anonymous comments of cowardly nature, your IP address will be logged and posted next to your comment.
  • Do not respond to another person's comment out of context. If he made the original comment on another page/blog entry, go to that entry and respond there.
  • If all you want to do is contact the blogger and your comment is not connected with this entry and has no relevance to others, send a private message instead.
Only registered users with public blogs are allowed to post comments. Log in with your username and password or create an account and set up a blog.
Debt Reduction Calculator

Featured Announcements