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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: 25.02 Year: 151.51
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: 79.95
Mizuno Wave Inspire 10 Lifetime Miles: 448.94
Asics Gel Kayano 21 Lifetime Miles: 2.54
Mizuno Wave Inspire 11 (blue) Lifetime Miles: 116.25
New Balance 1260v5 Lifetime Miles: 9.19
Reebok Floatride Lifetime Miles: 8.23
Total Distance
17.74
Mizuno Wave Inspire 11 (blue) Miles: 17.74
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Total Distance
2.52

I just wanted to do a nice and easy one today even though I felt nice.  It was slightly chilly, but not bad at all.  I saw this guy walking what I believe is a labradoodle.  I see him all the time, so today I worked up the nerve to ask him what the dog's name was.  Gordon.  The dog's name is Gordon.

Mizuno Wave Inspire 11 (blue) Miles: 2.52
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Total Distance
3.73

I had sore legs today.  Don't know why they were so sore.  So I ran slow.  There was an old lady that turned on to the Floodway path about 30 yards ahead of me.  We were running the exact same pace.

Mizuno Wave Inspire 11 (blue) Miles: 3.73
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Total Distance
2.55

Another slow run.  The exact same pace as yesterday.

Mizuno Wave Inspire 11 (blue) Miles: 2.55
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Total Distance
1.45

I think I'm getting sick again.  I have definitely had diarrhea the last couple of days if that's any indicator.  It might explain why my legs have felt so sore since Tuesday.  So I just did one loop today.  I saw this guy cruising along the Canal as we ran in opposite directions towards each other.  According to Strava, he ran a 20 mile progression run around a 7:30 average.  Dang.
 

Mizuno Wave Inspire 11 (blue) Miles: 1.45
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Total Distance
7.49

We're having a Ragnar team meeting today.  Yesterday I texted the group to say - see you all tomorrow!  Then we started texting about our group run this morning.  It seemed that we would have myself, Mike, Glen, and Bryan to run Usery.  But I got a text from Glen this morning saying he wouldn't be able to come.  On the way to Usery, just north of Power and McDowell, we saw 6 javelina crossing the street.  This is just on the outskirts of town, but it's still in town. 

It was darker out this week than last week due to overcast skies.  I tried to get a headstart, but Bryan started right behind me and passed me right after the stop sign.  Mike finally caught me at near the 1 mile mark.  I felt like I was running faster than last week, but I was actually running slower.  It was about 0.6 miles before the top that I saw Bryan coming back down.  That means he had already put 1.2 miles between us!  I saw Mike coming back down at about 0.2 miles. 

There were quite a few cyclists out this morning in the dark, but no runners.  With about 1.2 miles to go I saw Bryan coming back up.  So now he was 2.4 miles ahead of me!!!  He turned around behind me and caught back up to me.  He said there were some horses down at the bottom.  My legs were feeling sore, but not too bad.  I finally got to the bottom and snapped a picture of the four horses.  But to see them, you'll have to visit my Strava account.  Have a great day everyone!
 

Mizuno Wave Inspire 11 (blue) Miles: 7.49
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Total Distance
17.74
Mizuno Wave Inspire 11 (blue) Miles: 17.74
Weight: 0.00
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