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Location:

Westminster,CO,USA

Member Since:

Nov 11, 2009

Gender:

Male

Goal Type:

Other

Running Accomplishments:

Finally started learning how to run in '09 after totally botching it up for the 14 years prior and dealing with chronic IT injury...have had zero IT band pain since fall of '09 and have run way more than ever before in my life...loving it.

PR's

Road Mile: 4:44 - Pearl St Mile August 2011 

2K: 6:32 - Uni HIll 2K 2011

3K: 10:07 - West end 3K 2011

5K - 16:53 - Turkey Leg 5K 2011

10K - 38:38 - Butte to Butte Eugene OR 2003 

Half - Never raced a half

Road Marathon - 2:57:19 - 11/12/2011 - solo.

Trail Marathon - 4:48 - Kings peak August 2011

55K - 4:59:54 - Moab red hot 55K 2011

Short-Term Running Goals:

Be healthy, run injury-free, listen to my body.

Sub 16 min 5K

Sub 34 min 10K

Sub 2:40 Marathon

    2012 Tentative Schedule

  1.  Quicker Quaker 5K January
  2. Boston Marathon - April
  3. ??

Long-Term Running Goals:

Get stronger, faster and more fit as a runner and biker to allow for bigger adventures as the years go on.

Still be running in my 80's.  

Personal:

I'm married to Nan Kennard and she kicks my butt at running.  She has beat me handily in every race we have done together except for a downhill mile we did once.  She is my running inspiration.  I'd like to run a marathon with her someday and actually keep up.  

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Miles:This week: 0.00 Month: 0.00 Year: 0.00
Bare Feet Lifetime Miles: 282.68
Cycling 2011 Lifetime Miles: 291.40
Altra Instinct July '10 Lifetime Miles: 637.35
Altra Instinct Sep '11 Lifetime Miles: 481.45
Altra Lone Peak Lifetime Miles: 157.50
Altra Instinct Black Lifetime Miles: 69.00
Altra Adam Lifetime Miles: 27.50
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
5.400.000.000.005.40

I decided to go with the Inov-8 Roclite 295's.

I brought all my various shoes to the trailhead this morning because I still couldn't figure out which shoes to go with and I thought maybe the trail would fill me in on the decision.

As I compared I remembered that the only reason to get different shoes was for protection from breaking my foot on rocks and stumps.  And the roclites were the best choice in that regard.

 Also, they are by far the most comfortable fitting.  No tightness in the toes...and I didn't even have to remove the insole to get no tightness like I did in the NB 790's and the inov-8 talons.

Plus, jun and nevels, how could I resist your convincing conviction in the roclite 295's?  You guys may as well be sponsored by that exact shoe with how much you raved about it.

Well, I ran an easy 5.4 miles, about 45 minutes on a rocky, hilly trail by my house and they felt great and did the job well of protecting my hurt left foot from pain and further injury.  I'm very pleased with them and glad I went with the comfortable route rather than succombing to my ingrained desire to have as little sole as possible.  I think these are going to be a good trail shoe for me.

So thanks for the recommendation.

Inov-8 Roclite 295 Miles: 5.40
Night Sleep Time: 0.00Nap Time: 0.00Total Sleep Time: 0.00Weight: 0.00
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