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Arizona Road Racer's Open Mile March 16th, 2010

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Member Since:

May 12, 2008



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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.


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
Race: Arizona Road Racer's Open Mile March 16th, 2010 (1 Miles) 00:06:24, Place overall: 17
Total Distance

AM Workout

Time - 22:11 (avg. pace 7:24)

Splits - 7:30, 6:34, 8:07


Tonight was another open mile put on by the Arizona Road Racers.  I love free races.  They started the first mile at 6:30pm and another one ten minutes after the last person finishes. 

The last place finisher was a nice guy.  I met him before the race.  He' almost 69.  Back in his day he could run a 16 minute 5k.  He told me the guy that sold him his first pair of racing flats was a silver medalist at the 1908 Olympics.  Anyway, now he has a hereditary debilitating disease which has caused him to lose a lot of speed over the last couple of years.  He was shooting for a 10:20, but I think he got a 9:40.

My wife got back in town, but decided to take all my sister's stuff up to Kingman tonight.  So I told her to stop at SCC on her way out of town to watch me.  She got there just before the first race started.  It was nice to have her there because I haven't kissed her in soooo long.

I did a half mile warm up and a couple hundred yards worth of strides.  I stretched out really good because my right leg felt really tight and my knee was hurting.  Then it was time for the race.  There was about 35 people running.  I decided to start out easy and try and pick it up at the end.  It was nice not to have my shorts falling off this time.  When I finished the third lap in 4:52, I was happy that no one had lapped me.  My time was 6:24.  For much of the race I was not running on the inside lane.  My Garmin measured 1.04 miles.  I don't think it's calibrated right because 0.04 miles seems like a lot to be off by even if I wasn't hugging the inside.  By Garmin I ran the mile in 6:13.  Guess I have to go with the official results.

I wasn't sure that I wanted to do the second mile, and I was happy for my uncertainty because that meant I ran hard.  But I decided to not wimp out and went for it.  My next mile was 6:43.  Garmin measured this one as 1.02 miles, and I made a conscious effort to hug the inside better.  My time per Garmin was 6:35.

I was hoping for sub 6:20, but I haven't done a lot of running the last two weeks, and zero speed work.  So, I'm happy with my effort.  Now it's time to start training for my upcoming 10k trail race.

Mizuno Wave Inspire 4 Silver/Old Gold/Phantom Miles: 3.00Mizuno Wave Inspire 4 White/Classic Blue/Raven Miles: 2.71
Weight: 0.00
From seeaprilrun on Tue, Mar 16, 2010 at 12:17:41 from


From Rhett on Tue, Mar 16, 2010 at 14:27:21 from

You sure hit that second mile hard. Nicely done!

From ChrisM on Tue, Mar 16, 2010 at 14:43:31 from

Go Burt Go!

From SlowJoe on Tue, Mar 16, 2010 at 16:53:25 from

That's blazing fast on mile 2, hope you get a shot tonight at the mile.

From Colby Park on Tue, Mar 16, 2010 at 17:50:33 from

Wow Burt, I haven't been blogging as consitantly as I should, so I haven't been seeing the gradual improvements you've been making. All of the sudden I see your run today...you have made great improvements from when I last looked you up. Congrats! Way to be an inspiration! Keep running hard.

From Burt on Wed, Mar 17, 2010 at 01:22:16 from

Okay. I posted my race report. Kind of boring, but enjoy anyway.

From mike mcclellan on Wed, Mar 17, 2010 at 03:42:50 from

That is awesome Burt...I mean cranking out those 6 minute miles!

From Samantha Dean-Howard on Wed, Mar 17, 2010 at 04:27:45 from

yeah its makes a difference not hugging the inside for sure Burt, but hey thats one fast fast fast mile there well done :)

From ChrisM on Wed, Mar 17, 2010 at 04:59:57 from

Good work Burt, that's a lot of good miles for the day!

From vinh on Wed, Mar 17, 2010 at 07:46:41 from

Great mile times Burt! Keep it up and you will be hittin sub 6 soon!

From SlowJoe on Wed, Mar 17, 2010 at 08:09:27 from

I agree, sub 6 next time with fresher legs. High school Burt is getting nervous you'll catch him one day.

From auntieem on Wed, Mar 17, 2010 at 11:31:12 from

Nice miles, Burt! That sounds like a really fun race; I have never heard of that before. I've been wanting to do some mile trials, but just haven't had the opportunity.

From Burt on Wed, Mar 17, 2010 at 12:59:53 from

Thanks everyone.

From Lyns on Wed, Mar 17, 2010 at 20:47:25 from

Good job mr. Burty burt!

From Teena Marie on Wed, Mar 17, 2010 at 22:25:56 from

WOW!!! Killer fast!!!

Nice job on the speed ...

I'm sure you enjoyed the kiss! :)

From Toby on Wed, Mar 17, 2010 at 22:28:11 from


From RAD on Wed, Mar 17, 2010 at 23:45:34 from

Nice speed there Tex! I'm also glad you didn't look like a fool with your pants on the ground :)

I'd guess you hit that sub 6:20 - their timing was probably off somehow.

From rAtTLeTrAp on Thu, Mar 18, 2010 at 00:10:56 from

Good Job! When's the trail race?

From Burt on Thu, Mar 18, 2010 at 01:20:39 from

Another generic thank you to everyone. (Gosh, I'm such a jerk for not thanking everyone individually!)

RT - the 10k is on the 28th.

From Kelli on Thu, Mar 18, 2010 at 21:55:25 from

Either way, SUPER FAST! Nice job, Burt!

From Burt on Thu, Mar 18, 2010 at 22:04:30 from

Strike that. It's on the 27th.

From Lyman on Fri, Mar 19, 2010 at 17:32:03 from

Great speed and thats without any serious speed training.

From montelepsy on Sat, Mar 20, 2010 at 00:43:37 from

Your chicken legs must have been a blur!

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