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2017 Inaugural Sol Invictus Marathon Relay

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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: 4.57 Year: 530.16
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: 75.87
Mizuno Wave Inspire 10 Lifetime Miles: 313.16
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: 8.23
Total Distance
30.77
Mizuno Wave Inspire 9 Miles: 30.77
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Total Distance
2.50

It was hot and I ate too much cake last night :(

Mizuno Wave Inspire 9 Miles: 2.50
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3.67

Nice and slow.  Needed a confidence builder for my upcoming race.  I'm feeling pretty confident after 3.67 miles.  Very confident.

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Total Distance
1.42

I guess you could say I'm in taper mode.

Mizuno Wave Inspire 9 Miles: 1.42
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Race: 2017 Inaugural Sol Invictus Marathon Relay (6.5 Miles) 01:11:30
Total Distance
6.50

Today I ran the Sol Invictus Marathon Relay.  You have 4 people on your team.  The first person runs 3.5 miles.  The next runs 2.0, the next 1.0, and the last runner runs 3.5 and that continues until everyone on the team has run three times.  According to my Runkeeper the course measured a little bit short to be considered a full marathon, but it was close.  My team consisted of Jeff Wimmer, whose wife was one of the race organizers, Bryan Bartishell, who works with Jeff, Marilyn Freeman, who was on at least one of my Ragnar teams, and me. 

I ran the 1 mile loop first.  I was a little winded at first, but felt pretty good.  Then I ran my 3.5 mile loop.  It was starting to get hot.  I ran slow and I could feel I was starting to cramp.  Luckily I was running slow so it didn't bother.  But my last leg was the 2 mile loop and now it was even hotter, I was more tired, and I definitely felt it.  But I made it.  Marilyn was our last runner and we all crossed the finish line together.  It was fun.  I'm still way out of shape.
 

Mizuno Wave Inspire 9 Miles: 6.50
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1.46

I just got a new calling at church.  I'm the building security specialist.  Don't even look at my chapel without asking me first.  So tonight I ran to the building which is a mile and a half away.  My legs are still sore from Saturday.  I tried to run back but decided to call my wife to come pick me up.

Mizuno Wave Inspire 9 Miles: 1.46
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1.46

Ran to the church again and got a ride home.

Mizuno Wave Inspire 9 Miles: 1.46
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I hiked 1.25 miles with the cub scouts.

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1.64

I was running late, so I didn't have time to run to the church.  I had my wife drop me off and I ran home.  I did not take the canal route so it was a little longer.

Mizuno Wave Inspire 9 Miles: 1.64
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7.78 mile hike with my friend, Paul.

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Total Distance
2.52

My legs were still sore from Saturday, but I felt good.

Mizuno Wave Inspire 9 Miles: 2.52
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Total Distance
2.81

I ran to the church, checked the building, and ran home.

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2.81

To the church and back.
 

Mizuno Wave Inspire 9 Miles: 2.81
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1.46

My legs felt like lead today.  I think I'm getting old.

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2.52

Immediately out of the gate I was greeted by my neighbor's four dogs that started chasing me.  Luckily, I'm not a pansy like the rest of you, so I just went Crocodile Dundee on them.  LOL!  Sorry about the pansy comment.  Dog control is a real thing.  Later I saw four ducks by the side of the canal.  They got nervous as I ran by, but stayed where they were.  Being that it's Halloween and I already had one encounter with 4 animals of a difference species, I wondered if they would chase me, too.  They didn't.

Mizuno Wave Inspire 9 Miles: 2.52
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Total Distance
30.77
Mizuno Wave Inspire 9 Miles: 30.77
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