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Member Since:

May 12, 2008



Goal Type:


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.


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
Weight: 196.00
Total Distance


My legs are still tight from Ragnar.  I just didn't have the spring in my step that I usually do.  Splits - 1mile - 8:13, 2 mile - 8:22, 3 mile - 8:30, 4 mile - 8:32, 5 mile - 8:16, 0.64 mile - 4:54 (7:41 avg.)  Overall average - 8:18.  Overall time - 46:47.

AM Bike

I rode my bike to work for the first time in over two months.  17.62 miles in 1 hour and 11 minutes.  Average speed 14.9 mph.  Max speed 19.8 mph.

PM Bike

17.59 miles home in 1 hour and 6 minutes.  Average speed 16.0 mph.  Max speed 23.6 mph.  I tried to ride behind this guy with big calves all decked out in his bike gear.  He was too fast for me and lost me at a stop light.  I probably look goofy in my work clothes and my pants tucked into my sock.

Weight: 196.00
Total Distance

I started to run home from work and wanted to see how far I could go. 

1 mile - 8:03 - This first mile is always hard.  I run right by some orange groves on Southern Ave.  Breathing is hard with all the pollen or whatever it is.

2 mile - 8:16 - Crossed the US 60.

3 mile - 8:45 - At mile 3.3 started to feel like I wanted to puke up all the chili dogs and peanut brittle I had for lunch.

4 mile - 8:58 - Somewhere along here Ox saw me and honked at me.  He probably made some people mad thinking he was honking at them.  Did I mention that he was the one who brought in the peanut brittle?

5 mile - 9:09 - At mile 5.25 (right at the 202 overpass) Gabe saw me and pulled over.  It was pretty cool for him to stop and see how I was doing.

6 mile - 9:08 - Here I left Higley and started running down the UPRR tracks.

7 mile - 9:11 - Ran passed the site I'm currently working on for RWCD.

8 mile - 9:22 - Right at exactly 8.0 I must've been doing pretty good.  This is where the tortoise passed the hare.  By that I mean I ran past a couple of cotton tail bunnies.  I saw about a dozen of them over the next mile and a half.

9 mile - 9:44 - Got to Power Road and decided to call my wife to have her pick me up.

10 mile - 10:02 - Figured I would get at least another mile in before my wife arrived.

10.83 mile - 10:10 avg. - My wife finally got to me, but I kept going because I wanted to get an even 11 miles in.  She thought I'd gone crazy when I didn't stop.

11.1 mile - 9:19 avg. - I overestimated how much I had to run to get my even 11.

Overall time was 1:41:47.  Well, at this pace I would've beat my time for a half marathon if I'd gone two more miles.  Live to fight again another day.

Weight: 0.00
Total Distance

Bike AM

Distance - 17.64 miles

Time - 1:19:00

Avg. speed - 13.4 mph

Max speed - 19.5 mph

Temp - 55

This was just a nice liesurely ride to work.  Nothing too exciting.


Weight: 0.00
Total Distance

Time: 39:13 (8:02 avg. pace)


1 mile - 8:01 - the first 1/2 mile it felt like my legs were really heavy.  Then for the next mile and a half it felt pretty good.

2 mile  - 7:51 this mile felt really good and was probably slightly downhill.

3 mile - 8:06 - right in here my legs felt really numb but I was still clicking along pretty good.

4 mile - 8:13 - the breeze stopped and I started to feel the effects of the sun.  Not too bad, though.

0.89 miles - 7:02 (7:56 avg.)  I was surprised that I was able to finish so strong and feel so good after my 11 mile run less than two days ago.

Finish time: 10:30am

Temp: 61

Weight: 0.00
Total Distance
Weight: 196.00
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