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2014 McDowell Mountail Ragnar Trail

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Member Since:

May 12, 2008



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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: 21.96 Year: 568.70
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: 103.15
Mizuno Wave Inspire 10 Lifetime Miles: 800.21
Asics Gel Kayano 21 Lifetime Miles: 3.99
Mizuno Wave Inspire 11 (blue) Lifetime Miles: 163.46
New Balance 1260v5 Lifetime Miles: 9.19
Reebok Floatride Lifetime Miles: 8.23
Total Distance
Mizuno X10 Trail Miles: 17.90
Weight: 1000.00
Total Distance

I was a little faster than normal today.  I hope that's a good sign.  I'll be running with the Frozen Burrito Legion this Friday and Saturday at the Ragnar Trail McDowell Mountain relay.  I should do a hill run tomorrow.

Mizuno X10 Trail Miles: 2.40
Weight: 0.00
Total Distance

I have done zero hill training in preparation for the trail Ragnar I'm doing this weekend.  So I wanted to run Usery Pass yesterday, and I just got too busy.  Finally went today at 11am.  It was warm.  I hadn't eaten breakfast yet.  I brought two water bottles with me.  One with ice water to drink after I was done, and one with a tablet of Nuun, fruit punch.  I felt strong on the first mile uphill.  Then I really struggled on the second mile.  So I turned around.  Felt like a waste to drive 27 miles round trip only to run 4 miles, but oh well.  Going downhill felt great.  In truth, running up Usery in no wise simulates the frequent up and down hills I'll be running at Ragnar.  But better than nothing, I guess.

Mizuno X10 Trail Miles: 4.00
Weight: 1000.00
Race: 2014 McDowell Mountail Ragnar Trail (11.5 Miles) 02:18:00
Total Distance

Ragnar #19. 

I was runner #4 on the team.  My first leg was the green loop, 3.1 miles.  It was hot out at 1:30pm.  I took it nice and slow and felt good.  So good even that I was able to run up the final hill which I wasn't able to do at all last year.  All three loops have that last dreaded hill.  So that was a win.  My buddy Mike was our last runner, runner #8.  He had to do the yellow loop, 4 miles.  A little after mile 2 he rolled his ankle and broke his 5th metatarsal.  He finished up, but he was done.  We decided to continue on and see who was up for covering his last two loops.  My next leg was the red leg at about 10pm.  It was 8.4 miles.  I was stretching before my teammate came in for the handoff and I set my water bottle down.  I totally left it there and forgot it until I was about 100 yards in.  I decided it was nice and cool and I wouldn't need it.  FAIL!  I actually was feeling real good again.  There is a monster hill that I charged right up.  But right before mile 5 everything started to unravel.  I think I was getting dehydrated.  They had a water station, but I had no cup.  So I put my mouth under the jug and drank like an animal.  I hoped it refresh me enough to do the last 3.4 miles.  But I was still cramping up and feeling like I was going to puke.  I just wanted to lie down and take a nap.  There was a lot of walking over the next 2.5 miles.  When I saw the 1 mile to go marker I was able to run for a bit longer.  I couldn't run up the hill this time, but at least I finished.  Yago was our first runner, so he decided to run Mike's next leg and then continue on and do his leg.  Next was our team captain Fredi.  She got to the top of the mountain on the red loop and her knee stopped working.  She had to be rescued.  It took a couple of hours.  After that we decided to call it quits.  We still got our medals, but we'll get a DNF.  It was fun, but I feel bad for my injured teammates.  Been there, done that.  I also apologize for my snoring in the tent.  That tends to happen when I'm not sleeping in my own bed.

Mizuno X10 Trail Miles: 11.50
Weight: 0.00
Total Distance
Mizuno X10 Trail Miles: 17.90
Weight: 1000.00
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