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Member Since:

May 12, 2008



Goal Type:


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.  I am a Ragnar Ambassador.

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: 5.16 Month: 26.11 Year: 133.41
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: 716.87
Brooks Ravenna 4 Lifetime Miles: 88.83
Mizuno X10 Trail Lifetime Miles: 52.08
Mizuno Wave Inspire 10 Lifetime Miles: 32.87
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

I hate to associate the time that I just ran with the distance that I just ran.  But I need to remember that I was running slow on purpose.  

Time - 27:35 (avg. pace 8:55)

Splits - 8:54, 8:50, 8:58, 0:53

Temp - 83

Mizuno Wave Inspire 7 Miles: 3.10
Weight: 0.00
From Seth on Fri, Sep 09, 2011 at 12:33:53 from

You just gotta enjoy being out there sometimes.

From ACorn on Fri, Sep 09, 2011 at 12:57:44 from

Not a bad training run. You kept it slow on purpose and are coming back from some injuries. Hang tough!

From Burt on Fri, Sep 09, 2011 at 13:12:38 from

Thanks guys. Saying I ran 3 miles at a 9 min. pace is ok. But saying I ran a 5k in 27:35 kinda hurts. :P

From Kira Bell on Fri, Sep 09, 2011 at 13:38:31 from

Good job Burt!

From RAD on Fri, Sep 09, 2011 at 15:15:30 from

Running slow is what it's all about! :)

From Burt on Fri, Sep 09, 2011 at 15:43:29 from

Kira - Gotta get myself ready for Vegas Ragnar :)

RAD - My plan is to run slower and slower until I'm faster.

From ACorn on Fri, Sep 09, 2011 at 17:53:55 from

I like the new pic. Is that flatlander behind you?

From Burt on Fri, Sep 09, 2011 at 17:54:29 from

Why yes it is. Good call!

From julieesplin on Fri, Sep 09, 2011 at 18:25:45 from

155% of yesterday's run is not a bad trend. I'll expect 4.805 miles tomorrow.

From Burt on Fri, Sep 09, 2011 at 18:38:08 from

Look at you college girl, busting out the advanced math. Ok, I'll do it. But remember, tomorrow is the Walk for Down Syndrome.

From Rye on Fri, Sep 09, 2011 at 18:43:27 from

Nice of you to share your pic with a legend!

From Burt on Fri, Sep 09, 2011 at 18:54:00 from

I should have asked his permission first.

From The Quiet Pirate on Fri, Sep 09, 2011 at 22:06:33 from

I like your plan to keep running slower & slower until you get faster. I've been signed up for that plan and making payment installments on it for about 9 months now. I expect to be the owner of a new PR any day now.

Glad you're back on the road. Have a great time tomorrow at your Walk- I know it will be full of smiles and high 5's.

From Hamdog Alum on Fri, Sep 09, 2011 at 22:13:26 from

Nice pic Burt!

From Burt on Sat, Sep 10, 2011 at 02:41:28 from

Thanks QP. Should be fun. The Suns gorilla will be on hand as well as Barney, Baby Bop, and Sponge Bob.

From Burt on Sat, Sep 10, 2011 at 02:42:03 from

Hamdog - that may be the only picture you will find of me running in front of Flatlander.

From Merri on Sat, Sep 10, 2011 at 23:11:14 from

I like the new sport shot. :)

From flatlander on Mon, Sep 12, 2011 at 00:01:43 from

Just saw this, so glad I clicked over to your blog! Can't believe anybody but me recognized who it was. Hate to tell you, but you can't change it ever.

From Burt on Mon, Sep 12, 2011 at 12:56:33 from

Merri - "Oooooooooh! Sports car!" "Are you in love with your sister?" "Well, she's cute." (I'll have to tell you that story sometime.)

Flat - Of course everyone recognizes the legend. I remember the first picture I had up I swore I'd never change it because it was a picture of me and my wife at a Ragnar. She thought it was so sweet that she was in my profile pic. Things change, I guess. BTW, it's her birthday today, so wish her a happy one. But not here. Today's blog post would be more appropriate.

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