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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
19.56
Weight: 194.33
Total Distance
6.20

A new 10k PR!  This wasn't a race, but I managed to run 10,000 meters faster than I ever have.  I didn't mean to run so fast.  I just felt real good this morning.  I still have my Garmin set to alert me after every 8 minutes and 15 seconds.  I figured that sounded just about right because I wanted to run 6.2 miles.  But I never got close to that.  Most of the time I start out fast, and then slow down until I manage to average what I think I'm going to.  This morning I just felt fresh and ready to run.  Below is the breakdown.

Time: 48:50 (avg. pace 7:52) PR by 1 minute

Splits:

1 mile - 7:34

2 mile - 7:47

3 mile - 8:05

4 mile - 8:12

5 mile - 7:55

6 mile - 7:46

0.2 miles - 1:31 (7:22 avg.)

Somebody give me a medal!

Weight: 195.00
Comments(13)
Total Distance
3.00

My joints are still a little achy from yesterday's all out performance, but I feel good.  When I started to run, my body wanted to go all out again, so I had to force myself to slow down.

Time: 22:52 (avg. pace 7:37)

Splits:

1 mile - 7:46

2 mile - 7:56

3 mile - 7:10

I decided to run a little extra today to get that even number for K-Steph's sake.

 

Weight: 196.00
Comments(16)
Total Distance
10.36

I finally got David Hasselhoff to shave FRB into his chest hair.  Don't ask me how.

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Another long Thursday run!  I drove to a local supermarket and parked my vehicle.  Then I got out, made like I was going to walk inside, turned and walked out to the street, stretched a little, and took off home.

Time: 1:31:19 (avg. pace 8:49)

Splits:

1 mile - 7:43

2 mile - 7:45

3 mile - 8:06

4 mile - 8:24

5 mile - 8:39

6 mile - 8:52

7 mile - 9:09

8 mile - 9:18

9 mile - 9:40

10 mile - 9:54

0.36 mile - 3:50 (10:31 avg.)

That last mile  and a half was killer.  Serious lack of feul.  I started having doubts after 6 miles, but then I thought, "If I have my wife come get me, I'll probably be able to run another 2 miles before she even gets to me.  Then I'll only have 2 miles to go, and that will be lame."  I decided to tough it out.  When I got to where I had about 2.6 miles to go I got excited and knew I could make it.  I'm pretty sore right now and don't have much of an appetite for the delicious salmon and rice dinner my wonderful wife cooked.  She's the best.  (I need to let her know there's a reason I'm not eating, and it has nothing to do with her cooking.)  ((She does cook really well on the serious side.))

Why do we blog our runs?  For prosperity?  To keep track of our training?  Are we social butterflies?  Are there stories to be told, memories to keep?  The most memorable part about tonight's run was seeing this thing lying along the side of the road.  It was a familiar shape, and I saw it while I was driving this morning, too.  I thought, "It can't be that."  I made up my mind that it was a rusty old trailer hitch.  But as I ran by it this evening, it was unmistakable.  While I can't say what it was, because this is a family safe site, I can say that I have never seen one in real life.  It was terrifying.  That's all for now.

Weight: 192.00
Comments(16)
Total Distance
0.00

10.5 mile bike ride to get my truck.  Luckily it was still there, unscathed and unharmed.

Weight: 0.00
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The other day an ex-coworker and friend of mine Gabe sent me an email.  He works in Coolidge and the building right across the street from where he works and where he parks his car collapsed about 5 minutes after he left.  Here is what I think really happened.

Weight: 0.00
Comments(2)
Total Distance
19.56
Weight: 194.33
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