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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.  I am a Ragnar Ambassador.

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, Spencer Simpson, Stephen, Steve Piccolo, The Rookie, Toby, Tracy, TylerS, Walter

Favorite Blogs:

Miles:This week: 0.00 Month: 21.86 Year: 237.70
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: 580.25
Brooks Ravenna 4 Lifetime Miles: 88.83
Mizuno X10 Trail Lifetime Miles: 52.08
Mizuno Wave Inspire 10 Lifetime Miles: 32.87
Asics Gel Kayano 21 Lifetime Miles: 2.54
Mizuno Wave Inspire 11 (blue) Lifetime Miles: 10.89
New Balance 1260v5 Lifetime Miles: 9.19
Reebok Floatride Lifetime Miles: 6.41
Total Distance
14.18
Mizuno Wave Inspire 4 Silver/Old Gold/Phantom Miles: 8.58Mizuno Wave Inspire 4 White/Classic Blue/Raven Miles: 5.60
Weight: 192.50
Total Distance
3.00

It felt kind of weird only doing 3 miles this morning.  I'm also noticing that it's taking me longer to warm up now that I don't have as much body fat to keep me insulated.

Time - 25:18 (avg. pace 8:26)

Splits - 8:33, 8:28, 8:17

Temp - 55

Mizuno Wave Inspire 4 Silver/Old Gold/Phantom Miles: 3.00
Weight: 0.00
Comments(12)
Total Distance
5.60

Again with the weirdness.  Not only am I not going as far on my runs as I was last week, I'm going faster than I was.  So it just seems odd this week that I'm done so quickly.  Oh well.  I'm sure I'll get over it.

Time - 45:24 (avg. pace 8:07)

Splits - 8:16, 8:00, 8:07, 8:05, 8:15, 4:41 for 0.6 (7:51 pace)

Mizuno Wave Inspire 4 White/Classic Blue/Raven Miles: 5.60
Weight: 195.00
Comments(12)
Total Distance
0.00

No run today.  Yesterday both tops of my feet were aching, so I decided to rest today.  I kept thinkging about Jennifer Weyermiller.  Jenny was a senior when I was a freshmen in high school.  She was the fastest girl in the state.  As a freshmen she broke the AZ state record in the 100.  She broke it again as a sophomore.  She broke it again as a junior.  And as a senior, she broke her foot.  A week before divisionals she was complaining about a soreness in her foot.  Coach told her she didn't need to run, but it was our big invitational meet, and she wanted to do well for the home crowd.  She ended up breaking her foot in the 200.  Stress fracture.  So, call me paranoid, but I think a day of rest will do me a lot of good.  Don't you?

Weight: 0.00
Comments(10)
Total Distance
5.58

What a difference a fresh set of legs make.  I think I'm starting to get sick.  The last time I got sick was when I stopped running for a couple of days.  So I wanted to make sure I got out today and sweated it all out.  My son had strep throat, and my throat is starting to get yucky.  We quarantined him to his room.  But I snagged a cheese puff out of the big bucket the other day which I'm sure he had his grimy little hands in.

Last week I was averaging around 8:45 which is what I want to average in my marathon.  I wanted to run that today because I ran 8:07's Tuesday and then my feet started to ache.  But my fresh legs didn't want to go that slow.  It makes me wonder if I should go a little faster at the beginning of my marathon while I'm fresh and then fall back into an 8:45 groove.  Or will the fast start kill me later?

It was really cloudy out this morning, but not at all cold, even with the breeze.  On-Your-Right-Bicycle-Girl passed me again this morning, but she didn't scare me.  Around mile 4.8 I started getting stomach cramps.  From the sickness?  I sprinted the last quarter mile and averaged 5:30.  Hard to believe I could actually run faster than that for a full mile.

Time - 46:25 (avg. pace 8:19)

Splits - 8:21, 8:15, 8:23, 8:28, 8:35, 4:24 for 0.58 (7:35 avg.)

Mizuno Wave Inspire 4 Silver/Old Gold/Phantom Miles: 5.58
Weight: 190.00
Comments(23)
Total Distance
14.18
Mizuno Wave Inspire 4 Silver/Old Gold/Phantom Miles: 8.58Mizuno Wave Inspire 4 White/Classic Blue/Raven Miles: 5.60
Weight: 192.50
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