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Location:

Mesa,AZ,USA

Member Since:

May 12, 2008

Gender:

Male

Goal Type:

Other

Running Accomplishments:

I started running again in 2007 after 14 years of not running.

Mile - 4:59 (high school 1992), 5:57 (9/21/2010 ARR Open Mile)

2 mile - 11:10 (high school 1992)

5k - 21:54 (11/18/2010 Tempe Road Runners 5k)

10k - 48:29 (5/9/2009 Race for Hospice)

Unofficial 10k - 47:11 (1/27/2011 Red Mountain Park)

1/2 marathon - 1:49:00 (4/4/2009 Havasu Half)

Marathon - 4:33:09 (11/21/2009 Mesquite Marathon)

Short-Term Running Goals:

Run a half marathon in under two hours.

Run a marathon in close to 4 hours.

Long-Term Running Goals:

Stay healthy long enough to live through the millenium.

Personal:

I am married and have six kids. 

Blog title explanation

Bloggers I've met in real life: 1MileToGo, Aaron Kennard, Andrea North, Arizona Desert Monsoon, auntieem, Bec, Ben, Benjamin, Bonnie, Camille, Cari, Collin Anderson, David Holt, DooneEight Kid Mom, Erico, Flatlander, Gary, Jake Krong, JamesW, Jose, Josse, Julieesplin, JunKelli, Kerri, KP, Kyle Dion, Lightitup, Little Bad Legs, Lybi, Marthon Dreamer, M, Mary Ann Schauerhamer, Misty, Nan, Peds Endo Doc, Rachelle, RADRhett, Riley Cook, Rossy, runningafterbabies, Sasha, Scott Hughes, Scott (Kelli's husband), Scott Wesemann, Slow Joe, Spencer Simpson, Stephen, Steve Piccolo, The Rookie, Toby, Tracy, TylerS, Walter

Favorite Blogs:

Miles:This week: 0.00 Month: 45.21 Year: 224.46
Mizuno Wave Inspire 7 Lifetime Miles: 802.53
Asics Gel 3030 Lifetime Miles: 204.85
Saucony Hurricane 13 Lifetime Miles: 149.22
Asics Gel DS Trainer 17 Lifetime Miles: 87.49
Mizuno Wave Inspire 9 Lifetime Miles: 800.59
Brooks Ravenna 4 Lifetime Miles: 88.83
Mizuno X10 Trail Lifetime Miles: 52.08
Mizuno Wave Inspire 10 Lifetime Miles: 40.20
Asics Gel Kayano 21 Lifetime Miles: 2.54
Mizuno Wave Inspire 11 (blue) Lifetime Miles: 57.64
New Balance 1260v5 Lifetime Miles: 9.19
Reebok Floatride Lifetime Miles: 6.41
Total Distance
7.33

My alarm went off at 3:30am this morning, but I somehow knew in my deepest subconscious that Mike was out of town, and we weren't going running today.  I managed to turn it off and went back to sleep.  I woke up again around 5:00am and witnessed a fantastic lightning storm going on outside.  Nope.  No running in that.  I stayed awake and finally went running around 8:00am.  It was still cloudy out and felt nice.  I decided to run to the top of the RWCD Canal, which, as you can see, is a 7.3 mile round trip.  It took me 2 miles to be completely drenched in my own sweat.  Well, 2 miles until my shirt was completely saturated.  And the sweat kept coming.  I saw a few other runners out today, too.  I saw an RWCD zanjero at the 1/2 lateral.  I didn't stop to say hi.  There's a little hill at the turn around point that I ran down, touched the fence, and ran back up.  But when I got to the top, I stopped for a potty break.  I don't usually do that.  As I was heading back south I realized that I was not going to make it home before the sun came out from the clouds.  Right around mile 5 is when it poked its head out.  The warm rays started pushing the cooler air around, and it actually made a nice little breeze for a little bit.  But then it warmed up, and the sweat kept flowing.  I slowed down a lot those last two miles.  I thought about calling my wife to come get me, but I talked myself out of it.  If I can do this, I'll have no problem next Friday doing the Ragnar Chase the Moon.
 

Mizuno Wave Inspire 10 Miles: 7.33
Weight: 0.00
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Total Distance
3.74

I tried running yesterday, but I got about 40 yards down the road when my knee started to hurt.  I said, "Nope.  Not today."  Today I took it nice and easy to baby it.  It felt all right.  It was also very humid again, and I was soaked to the bone in my own sweat.  I saw some of my regulars today.  The old man that looks like he runs real slow, but in reality probably runs the same pace I do.  The lady that throws the stick in the Canal for her dog to fetch. Et cetera.  Et cetera.

Mizuno Wave Inspire 9 Miles: 3.74
Weight: 0.00
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Total Distance
3.74

I'm getting a little faster.

Mizuno Wave Inspire 9 Miles: 3.74
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Total Distance
3.74

I wanted to get another long run in this morning since it's a weigh in day.  Next week is the final weigh in.  As I was heading west towards the Floodway I could see that it was raining hard in the West Valley.  It also appeared to be raining in North Phoenix and Scottsdale.  No sooner had I turned in to the Floodway when I felt some cold drops on my arm.  Even though the cloud cover wasn't very dense, there was a light sprinkle.  I looked in the western sky again and saw another partial rainbow.  Then the light sprinkle became a light rain.  It felt prettygood.  I think it made me feel overly good as I was running faster than usual.  The rain stayed there all the way until half way through my second loop when I turned to head north.  That's when the faster pace caught up with me and I decided three loops would be enough.  I'm down about 33 pounds.

Mizuno Wave Inspire 9 Miles: 3.74
Weight: 0.00
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Total Distance
18.55
Mizuno Wave Inspire 9 Miles: 11.22Mizuno Wave Inspire 10 Miles: 7.33
Weight: 0.00
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