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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, Susie, The Rookie, Toby, Tracy, Twinkies, TylerS, Walter

Favorite Blogs:

Miles:This week: 0.00 Month: 74.86 Year: 74.86
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: 105.76
Mizuno Wave Inspire 10 Lifetime Miles: 800.21
Asics Gel Kayano 21 Lifetime Miles: 3.99
Mizuno Wave Inspire 11 (blue) Lifetime Miles: 364.24
New Balance 1260v5 Lifetime Miles: 9.19
Reebok Floatride Lifetime Miles: 8.23
Total Distance
11.13

I started to run home from work and wanted to see how far I could go. 

1 mile - 8:03 - This first mile is always hard.  I run right by some orange groves on Southern Ave.  Breathing is hard with all the pollen or whatever it is.

2 mile - 8:16 - Crossed the US 60.

3 mile - 8:45 - At mile 3.3 started to feel like I wanted to puke up all the chili dogs and peanut brittle I had for lunch.

4 mile - 8:58 - Somewhere along here Ox saw me and honked at me.  He probably made some people mad thinking he was honking at them.  Did I mention that he was the one who brought in the peanut brittle?

5 mile - 9:09 - At mile 5.25 (right at the 202 overpass) Gabe saw me and pulled over.  It was pretty cool for him to stop and see how I was doing.

6 mile - 9:08 - Here I left Higley and started running down the UPRR tracks.

7 mile - 9:11 - Ran passed the site I'm currently working on for RWCD.

8 mile - 9:22 - Right at exactly 8.0 I must've been doing pretty good.  This is where the tortoise passed the hare.  By that I mean I ran past a couple of cotton tail bunnies.  I saw about a dozen of them over the next mile and a half.

9 mile - 9:44 - Got to Power Road and decided to call my wife to have her pick me up.

10 mile - 10:02 - Figured I would get at least another mile in before my wife arrived.

10.83 mile - 10:10 avg. - My wife finally got to me, but I kept going because I wanted to get an even 11 miles in.  She thought I'd gone crazy when I didn't stop.

11.1 mile - 9:19 avg. - I overestimated how much I had to run to get my even 11.

Overall time was 1:41:47.  Well, at this pace I would've beat my time for a half marathon if I'd gone two more miles.  Live to fight again another day.

Weight: 0.00
Comments
From Lucia on Fri, Mar 06, 2009 at 09:47:35 from 98.204.55.168

How far do you work from your house? So did your wife drive next to you for a few yards? That's funny!

BTW, I posted some pics for your amusement!

Excellent mileage, you're a stud!

From Michelle N. on Fri, Mar 06, 2009 at 09:51:53 from 75.162.244.89

Way to go Burt!!! A great run after a race weekend. You are the man!

From Eric Day on Fri, Mar 06, 2009 at 10:16:02 from 200.77.43.66

Burt, very good workout. Great mileage, good pace & effort to continue and finish the 11 miles.

Super ! Excelente trabajo amigo!

From James W on Fri, Mar 06, 2009 at 12:00:16 from 12.151.72.1

Well I think you're just plain nuts . . . :) (j/k) But good job getting in the whole 11.1 miles anyways.

From Burt on Fri, Mar 06, 2009 at 18:49:18 from 68.76.197.194

Thanks everyone. I only had about 4.5 miles to go to get home, but my legs were still thrashed from Ragnar, and my lunch wasn't setting good. Maybe next week I'll go the full distance.

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