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2011 January Tempe Road Runners Free Monthly 5.73k

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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: 5.16 Month: 26.26 Year: 637.24
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: 229.39
New Balance 1260v5 Lifetime Miles: 9.19
Reebok Floatride Lifetime Miles: 8.23
Total Distance
11.72
Mizuno Wave Inspire 4 Silver/Old Gold/Phantom Miles: 2.59Mizuno Wave Inspire 4 White/Classic Blue/Raven Miles: 3.56Mizuno Wave Inspire 7 Miles: 5.57
Weight: 0.00
Total Distance
2.59

I figure since Tuesday was the only day I didn't run last week, today should be the only day I run this week. :P  So I wanted to do some speed work.  When I started running my shins got super tight.  I hoped that they would loosen up because I wanted my second mile to be a fast one.  I got to 0.93 and stopped to stretch out.  That helped a little, but they tightened up again.  So I pushed as hard as I could for about three quarters of a mile and jogged home.  I guess I'm not recovered from Saturday's run.

Time - 21:27 (avg. pace 8:18)

Splits - 8:41, 7:26, 5:20 for 0.59 (9:05 pace)

Mizuno Wave Inspire 4 Silver/Old Gold/Phantom Miles: 2.59
Weight: 0.00
Comments(27)
Race: 2011 January Tempe Road Runners Free Monthly 5.73k (3.56 Miles) 00:29:38
Total Distance
3.56

I haven't run since Tuesday, and I've justified it saying that I wanted to be fresh for the 5k tonight.  I saw my Ragnar team captain Michael there, but no one else from the team came.  Skechers was there so people could try out their new running shoes.  Michael got there in time to get a pair, but they didn't have any size 23 ½ which is what I wear.

Today was also our company's Holiday Potluck.  Everybody brought something so I had to have a little of everything.  I didn't want to hurt anyone's feelings.  My legs surprisingly are still sore.  My shins are so tight!  I wonder if I injured them Saturday.  Well, I decided to run this as a fun run, which is really what it is.  So Michael and I just ran at an easy pace and talked the whole time.  He wasn't too fond of the shoes.  They were designed with curved heels to keep you mid-striking. 

After the race they raffled off a running water bottle, a Yikes ID, a duffle bag, and two pairs of the Skechers shoes.  The guy said that the only way you could win the shoes is if you wore them running.  What a crock!  Bring some more shoes next time!  And a bigger selection.  You'd think they'd know to bring at least 7 pairs of 23 ½'s! 

Time - 29:38 (avg. pace 8:20)

Splits - 8:06, 8:18, 8:40, 4:34 for 0.56 (8:13 pace)

Mizuno Wave Inspire 4 White/Classic Blue/Raven Miles: 3.56
Weight: 0.00
Comments(19)
Total Distance
5.57

This morning I ran South Mountain with Glen.  Nobody else on our Ragnar team showed up.  We ran up National Trail and looped back through Mormon Trail.  I think Glen has his mojo back because he was really pushing the pace today.  My shins didn't bother me at all, and I was worried about my back because yesterday it was  killing me.  But it loosened up.  I think it was about 600 feet of vert.  Vert.  What a fun thing to say.

Can't wait to read about all the St. George half marathon race reports.

Time - 54:11 (avg. pace 9:43)

Splits - 9:19, 12:02, 10:34, 9:18, 8:24, 4:35 for 0.57 (7:58 pace)

 

 

Just added a couple of pics from the top.

Mizuno Wave Inspire 7 Miles: 5.57
Weight: 0.00
Comments(22)
Total Distance
11.72
Mizuno Wave Inspire 4 Silver/Old Gold/Phantom Miles: 2.59Mizuno Wave Inspire 4 White/Classic Blue/Raven Miles: 3.56Mizuno Wave Inspire 7 Miles: 5.57
Weight: 0.00
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