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2018 Ragnar Chase the Moon

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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: 4.92 Month: 58.41 Year: 438.19
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: 53.60
Mizuno Wave Inspire 10 Lifetime Miles: 247.84
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
Race: 2018 Ragnar Chase the Moon (7.81 Miles) 01:31:41, Place overall: 2, Place in age division: 2
Total Distance
7.81

Ragnar #27.  This was a special event run hosted by Ragnar for some charitable cause.  My buddy Mike and I signed up for it.  You know Mike.  The guy I run Usery with every Saturday morning.  Anyway, we thought we were supposed to run at midnight, but I read through the website and it just said to run under the moon and stars.  So we decided to run at 10pm instead.  However, it was still 98º out.  Maybe we should've waited until midnight.  Mike had mapped out a course that would be just under 8 miles.  We were only supposed to do 6.7, but we were feeling ambitious in the extreme heat.  I guess.  We parked in a Walgreen's parking lot on Power and McKellips.  The route was to run 1 mile north to McDowell, 3 miles east to Usery (Ellsworth), 0.8 miles back to McKellips (McDowell curves), then 3 miles back to the parking lot.  We had our reflective vests, head lamps, and blinky red LED butt lamps.  We got to the stop light together and Mike immediately took off.  He wanted to break an hour.  I did not.  After a quarter of a mile I realized I couldn't see Mike anymore.  How could he have gotten so far ahead of me so fast???  Then all of the sudden I see this light behind me and I realize it's Mike.  He stopped to tinkle.  He got ahead of me again, but the nice thing was that since the road is mostly straight, I could see his butt lamp for most of the time.  The first half is al uphill.  Strava says there was a 318 foot elevation gain, so not terrible, but at night in the heat, I took it nice and slow.  I really felt like I had picked the pace up once I turned the corner and started the downhill, and I did, but I was surprised at how slow my pace was.  Oh well.  7.8 miles seems like a lot to me lately, but I felt great.

Mizuno Wave Inspire 10 Miles: 7.81
Weight: 0.00
Comments
From Addison (Addie) on Sun, Jul 29, 2018 at 06:13:29 from 67.164.200.49

Nice job, Mr. Burt!!! Not bad at all, considering how hot it was. I would have collapsed from heat stroke a quarter mile into it. Haha

From Rhett on Mon, Jul 30, 2018 at 14:41:34 from 66.185.238.62

2nd place! You crushed it!

No need to tell anyone there were only 2 of you.

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