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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
20.65
Weight: 208.12
Total Distance
3.81

0.81 mile warm-up with Mary.  11:12 avg. pace.  I'm hoping she can maintain an 11 min. pace for her race.  Last year she did 13:20.  Below are my splits for the three miles I did alone.

Time: 23:52 (avg. pace 7:58)

Splits: 8:07, 8:02, 7:44 (first time I've done negative splits -EVER!)

Finish time: 7:30am

Temp: 41

It's the 12th today, and I've lost 12 lbs.  If my math is correct, that's a pound a day.  If I keep this up for two months, maybe I'll lose 60 lbs!

Weight: 210.00
Comments(17)
Total Distance
2.95

I ran with Ginger this morning.  Since we started out so fast, I didn't have the energy to finish strong.  There would be no negative splits today.  I was pleasantly surprised when I let her go at the corner with about a tenth to go and she didn't run off.  I might someday go without a leash if it weren't for the fear of her running out in front of a car.

Time: 24:40 (avg. pace 8:22)

Splits: 8:07, 8:42, 7:53 (8:26)

Finish time: 7:30am

 

Weight: 209.50
Comments(1)
Total Distance
5.61

Time: 50:02 (avg. pace 8:55)

Splits: 8:26, 8:44, 8:57, 9:17, 9:05, 5:34 (9:03)

Finish time: 7am

Temp: 41

Decided to take it nice and easy today.  My last 2-1/2 miles were above 9 min. avg.  I'm okay with that.

I thought about changing my blog name to 'For a Brief Moment I was Ahead of Sasha on the Mileage Board', but it sounded too long.

Weight: 205.00
Comments(5)
Total Distance
1.86

I did a 0.81 mile warmup with Mary.  She took it nice and slow until the kick at the end.  She's got a pretty good kick.  I was having to push it to keep up with her.

Then I decided to run a mile as fast as I could based off a conversation I had with Sasha on his blog yesterday.  I ran it in 7:05.  I was hoping I would be at least in the sixes.  Oh well.  I just haven't trained to maintain that level of speed for so long.  I started out at a strong gait, but it didn't last long.  Some people tell me that I need to do speed work in order to take it to the next level.  Sasha says to work on your base miles.  I've been averaging less than 20 miles a week, so I can't testify either way.

Weight: 208.00
Comments(6)
Total Distance
6.42

 

These pictures are from last Saturday when I took my daughter running.  I'm shaving the beard off today.  Although it makes me look rather distinguished and quite handsome, it's pokey.

This morning I went running with three other Ragnar teammates of mine, two of which are fellow bloggers - James W and Camille.  It was a nice run.  We started out real easy for the first 4 miles, then we picked it up.  I ran with James most of the time.  This was the first time I met James.  I've talked to him before on the blog, and I have a picture of us standing next to each other at a race from before I knew him, but it was nice to finally "really" meet him.  He's a cool guy and has a lot of knowledge about running.  Camille and Jared were right behind us most of the way.  They would catch up to us at the stop lights.  Then with about a mile and  a half to go, we picked it up pretty good.  With half a mile to go James was about 10 feet ahead of me.  That's out of my audio range.  He said something that I imagine was, "Is it okay if I leave you in the dust now?"  I yelled, "Yeah!"  He finished pretty strong.  I didn't finish as strong as I would've liked.  I tend to do that when I run with other people.  Below are my splits.

Time: 54:57 (avg. pace 8:41)

Splits: 9:19, 9:12, 9:18, 8:42, 8:16, 7:40, 2:30 (7:43)

Temp: 50

I started my Garmin about a tenth of a mile after we started running.  According to James we did 6.42.  Mine said 6.32.

Weight: 0.00
Comments(11)
Total Distance
20.65
Weight: 208.12
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