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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
33.49
Mizuno Wave Inspire 4 White/Classic Blue/Raven Miles: 10.43Mizuno Wave Inspire 7 Miles: 14.25Mizuno Wave Inspire 4 Silver/Old Gold/Phantom Miles: 8.81
Weight: 0.00
Total Distance
6.04

AM Workout

Start Time - 4:30am

Temp - 40°

Distance - 3.01 miles

Time - 26:27 (avg. pace 8:46)

Splits - 8:58, 8:38, 8:38

I'm not going to lie and say that it wasn't a bit spooky running on the canal bank in the dark.

PM Workout

Start Time - 6pm

Temp - 52°

Distance - 3.03

Time - 25:21 (avg. pace 8:23)

Splits -  8:41, 8:16, 8:10

It felt so good running in my new shoes tonight.  I saw two guys dressed up like the Statue of Liberty on the corner of Val Vista and Southern.  As I ran by them I yelled, "Good evening ladies!"  There were a lot of flags at half mast today.  Was that just an AZ thing?  When I got home my wife asked what my splits were, so I told her.  She said it looked like I was doing a 7 min. pace based on the amount of sweat.  I said it was the correct amount of sweat for an 8:23 pace.

Mizuno Wave Inspire 4 White/Classic Blue/Raven Miles: 3.01Mizuno Wave Inspire 7 Miles: 3.03
Weight: 0.00
Comments(19)
Total Distance
5.52

So much for my two a days.  Yesterday I worked 13 hours so I didn't run in the morning or evening.  Oh well.

I was noticing all the pigeons on a light pole this morning.  They were probably spaced about 4 inches apart, and they lined the entire span.  Then I looked at all the other light poles, and they all seemed to have at least three or four pigeons on them.  Except one.  A lone pigeon perched high over head in solemn solitude.  I wondered why it kept its singular seclusion.  Then it pooped.  I watched the poop as it fell to pavement below with a tremendous splat.  Then I watched as a school bus splatted it even more.  I yelled, "You disgusting bird!  No wonder nobody likes you!"

The scariest part of the morning was when at pitbull came running at me.  He looked happy, but those things are crazy.  It ran up on my heels, but I didn't turn around because I didn't want it to take that as a form of aggression.  It decided to run past  me and check out another guy walking down the sidewalk.  I think all pitbulls should be exterminated.  Sorry to offend you if you have one.  But one chewed my dogs leg off when I was a kid.

Time - 47:56 (avg. pace 8:41)

Splits - 8:42, 8:31, 8:32, 8:46, 8:53, 4:34 for 0.52 (8:48 pace)


Mizuno Wave Inspire 4 Silver/Old Gold/Phantom Miles: 5.52
Weight: 0.00
Comments(19)
Total Distance
10.71

AM Run

Splits - 8:40, 7:05, 8:06, 2:32 for 0.29 (8:39 pace)

This was another 4:30am run.  I decided to run a fast mile which technically was probably sub 7 since I started at 1.25 and ended at 2.25.

PM Run

Glen and I met at Las Sendas for some hill work.  I was running a bit behind because I worked like 13 hours today.  I texted Marilyn to tell her, but she must not have got the message.  When Glen and I got there I saw a van that I recognized, but didn't see any of the the other vehicles.  It turned out that the van was Natalia's that we had used for Ragnar in Utah.  It didn't dawn on me that they were all neighbors and would have come together.  So we started running.  I told Glen I only wanted to run the 4.5 mile loop since I had run 3.29 this morning.  Glen set a real fast pace.  Our overall average was 8:11.  We saw Marilyn, Natalia, and Lindsay with about a mile left running in the opposite direction.  When we finished we waited for a bit and stretched out.  We decided to go back out and do a cool down.  The idea was to meet up with the girls and run them in.  First we saw Marilyn and Natalia.  Lindsay was behind them so we kept going.  But Lindsay was on the other side of the street and we never saw her.  So we ran 1.5 miles before we turned around and headed back.  The pace for the cool down was 10:07.  Now I have to get up in 5 hours and go to work.  At least I'm getting some overtime this week.  That hasn't happened for several months.

Mizuno Wave Inspire 4 Silver/Old Gold/Phantom Miles: 3.29Mizuno Wave Inspire 4 White/Classic Blue/Raven Miles: 7.42
Weight: 0.00
Comments(15)
Total Distance
2.04

The plan was to meet with Marathon Dreamer and run a couple of miles as her last run before her marathon.  She wasn't able to make it, so I just ran around the neighborhood.  Going to run up Usery Pass tomorrow morning.

Ha!  The mileage on my Mizuno Wave Inspire 4's are within 4 hundredths of each other.  That is not deliberate.

Mizuno Wave Inspire 7 Miles: 2.04
Weight: 0.00
Comments(8)
Total Distance
9.18

This is my favorite run.  I just looked and saw that a year ago today I ran this same route.  Glen and I met at the butt crack of dawn.  It was beautiful  out.  The PF Changers are gonna love it tomorrow.  It was interesting to see how my splits compared to last year and when we ran it Dec. 12, 2009.  Usually Glen beats me as we run downhill, but today I beat him.  It wasn't like we were racing or anything.  I just wanted to get that last mile under 7 minutes.

Time - 1:18:12 (avg. pace 8:31)

Splits - 9:05, 9:55, 9:40, 8:55, 8:35, 8:41, 7:43, 7:33, 6:52, 1:26 for 0.18 (7:51 pace)

When I got to the bottom of the hill there were these two girls on their bicycles.  I said good morning to them.  One of them said good morning back to me in her sexiest voice.  But it was the kind of sexy voice that says, "I'm just teasing you because I think you're a dork."  So I finished my run and looked at my shirt.  I saw that I had BNS.  Not baldnspicy.  Bloody nipple syndrome.  Dang it!!!

Mizuno Wave Inspire 7 Miles: 9.18
Weight: 0.00
Comments(35)
Total Distance
33.49
Mizuno Wave Inspire 4 White/Classic Blue/Raven Miles: 10.43Mizuno Wave Inspire 7 Miles: 14.25Mizuno Wave Inspire 4 Silver/Old Gold/Phantom Miles: 8.81
Weight: 0.00
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