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Member Since:

Nov 11, 2009



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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.


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.  


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
Altra Instinct Sep '11 Miles: 11.00
Night Sleep Time: 0.00Nap Time: 0.00Total Sleep Time: 0.00Weight: 0.00
Race: Bolder Boulder (6.2 Miles) 00:37:33, Place overall: 245, Place in age division: 9
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance

Wow, I'm a huge blog slacker it turns out.  2012 is apparently not my year of the blog!

Oh well...here's a race report anyway...at least I can do that.

I didn't train for the Bolder Boulder at all.  Because after Boston this year, my one day break from running apparently wasn't enough and I developed an issue with my left ankle/foot.  Due to that I've been laying low on running the last 4-5 weeks, not running much at all.  Which was kind of weird, because I had been so consistent for the past 18 months.  

I only got one semi-real workout in in preparation for the 10K, and that was a week ago, and it doesn't count because I was running at 80% of my body weight on an Alter-G treadmill at my awesome ART Therapist Richey's office.  I did a 4 X 2K workout at about 5:20 pace.  But it was obviously way too easy and due to weighing only 135 pounds instead of 175.  My mileage lacked going in.

So I didn't have any goal or expectation for the race today.

And thus, I didn't have any motivation to push hard, especially at the end when it gets hard and really counts.

I did run really evenly though, except that I slacked off the last mile because I just didn't want to push into the pain place, which is a lame way to race.  But that's pretty much what happens to me I've found, when I either don't have a goal, or lose hope of the goal. 

My goal when I signed up was to run under 35 minutes.  But I knew going in today that I wouldn't be anywhere near that with the lack of proper preparation.  So I just figured I would go out conservatively and see what happened.

The weather was AMAZING today!  It was sunny and 45-50 degrees at the 7 am start of the citizens A wave.  It was awesome.  Splits are below:

All in all it was a really great morning tempo run.  There wasn't much race in me today...but that's OK.  I really enjoyed being out running again.  11 miles was my longest run since Boston and I have missed being out running for an hour or 2 each day.

The ankle/foot didn't have any issues during the race and feels fine after.  So it appears to be no the mend, which I like a lot.

I love running!  It feels so good.   


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overall place:
Boulder, CO 
division place:
9 out of 443 click 
gender place:
232 out of 22045 click 
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net time:
pace: 6:03













Altra Instinct Sep '11 Miles: 11.00
Night Sleep Time: 0.00Nap Time: 0.00Total Sleep Time: 0.00Weight: 0.00
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
Altra Instinct Sep '11 Miles: 11.00
Night Sleep Time: 0.00Nap Time: 0.00Total Sleep Time: 0.00Weight: 0.00
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