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Member Since:

Aug 30, 2007



Goal Type:

Age Division Winner

Running Accomplishments:


5K: 21:26 (2005)

4 mile: 28:10 (2005)

10K: 43:33 (2010)

10 mile: 1:13:35 (2009) (1:12:15 split in 1/2 marathon, 2011)

1/2 marathon: 1:34:31 (2011)

marathon: 3:19:15 (2013)

Short-Term Running Goals:


3:20 marathon - Eugene Marathon, April 28, 2013 (can I say I really want a sub 3:20? but I will be happy with 3:20-3:23) -- whoohoo!

Some good intermediate races 15K - 1/2 marathon, to gauge my fitness level (done this, hit a 1:34:35 1/2 marathon in March 2013, on a hilly course)

Going after my 10 mile PR in Fall 2013

Maybe some good 10K races after the infernal Arizona summer is over! 

Long-Term Running Goals:

I want to be one of those runners who is still running in their 80s (or 90s?).  You know the ones, who look all grisley and fit?  That is what I would like!  Until then, I just want to work hard and be as fast as I can, for as long as I can.


50 year old, trying to defy gravity and time

Used to be faculty at the University of Arizona (biostatistics).  Currently manager of the statistics and data management group for companion diagnostics (biomarkers) at Ventana Medical Systems, Inc. (Roche diagnostics).  We evaluate protein biomarkers that can be used to direct drug therapy that would be most effective based on individual characteristics (personalized medicine).

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2:21:11.  25:12 + 1:00:32/55:25 (8:58/8:12).  Last 2 miles @ 7:20 pace.  Very hot today.  89F and sunny when I finished (at 12:30 PM, not the smartest thing really but I could not get motivated to get out earlier).  I ran a slightly different route on the Rillito trail today (the flat route with water!).  First I ran ~ 2.5 miles (25:12) going towards where I used to live, they have been "working" on the trail and wanted to see how it looked.  Mainly what they did was put asphalt down - which I didn't like.  There was a "sort of" soft dirt trail off to the side, but it was really soft, and not great for running.  In the "old days" it was just plain ole dirt, and I liked it a lot.  Anyway, I saw it and it was nice to see a familiar route that I hadn't seen for a while.  Then I ran back to my "usual" starting place (that has mile markers) and ran the 1/4 mile to the first marker (2 1/2 mile marker) and ran down to the park that has the nice cold drinking fountains (9 mile marker) and back.   All and all a good run, I felt strong at the end, and got faster and faster every mile from the turn around.  

I saw the funniest thing.  A 70+ year old guy, very tan, no shirt, riding a bike in a SPEEDO!!!  yikes.  Ok, I was in shorts and a sports bra, but still, A SPEEDO! so funny.  I also saw a "city coyote" - he was not as healthy looking as our "country coyotes" he was scrawny and was missing a tail (ouch).  Our coyotes look fat and furry.  

Congratulations to all the awesome racers from yesterday -- man, there were some rockn times!!

Happy Sunday bloggers! 

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AM: (10 miles, 1:25:41).  29:33wu/30:37cd.   10 x :45 w/2` recovery.  

PM: easy 4.


Had a slight altercation with a cactus (VPB -- virtually private bathroom -- is a dangerous thing out here in the desert), I will need to use the ole 'use # 29034009340399 x 10^6 for duct tape' (you can use it like wax hair removal, it gets all of the "tiny little spines" out).

I hope you are all having a great day bloggers!!  Every day that I don't seen an old man riding a bike in a Speedo is a good day to me... 

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1:13:01.  Easy run, well, it wasn't really "that" easy, my legs were tired today.  But, it was nice, not too hot (but not quite comfortable) 81.5F.  Nothing of interest to note, no snakes, no cacti (well, not up close and personal), no almost naked old men (except Dean), so ... same ole same ole.


Happy Hump Day bloggers!!  We got a house for flagstaff - we will be going up for the month of July!! yippeee! 

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AM: (9.5, 1:21:33).  28:47wu/25:51cd   8 repeats up medium grade hill.   It was supposed to be 60" - 90" up a 4-6% grade hill.  According to mapmyrun my hill is about 8-9% grade and somewhere between .2-.24 of a mile.  My fastest was 1:30 and my slowest was 1:33.  Greg says to run these at 1 mile - 3K effort, which because of the hill will be closer to 5K pace (which works about right here -- my pace was somewhere between 6:35-6:45).  It was hard, but I focused on "relaxing my shoulders", short, quick turn-over, slightly leaning forward, and thinking "strong, strong, power to the end"  ... ;-).

PM: 4 miles very easy I am sure.

I did not sleep much last night, for some reason there were about 4-6 coyotes that decided to serenade us most of the night -- there were right outside our back door, so it was pretty darn loud.  I was just glad Titus-the-cat was inside!

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1:01:45.  I was supposed to run with a friend here in town ... I love running with her, except that she is way too fast for me to run with usually (3:17 marathoner -- and she is 55!!!).  She just had knee surgery (from a fall, not running) so I figured we might be more equally matched now ;-).  Anyway, she had to cancel, so I ran by myself and then met her for breakfast instead.   So cool to be able to do these kind of things -- I can get into the office whenever I feel like (or before my next meeting anyway ;-) ).  Next week I have to hunker down again though, I have to finish two papers in June ... but, this week is all about "work recovery" - the last 6 months were truly the toughest months I have ever had (work-wise).  

Anyway -- all is good.  I hope all is good for you too bloggers!! 


What the heck is going on with the visitor counter and my blog?  I am losing 4 people/day!  What the hey guys, why are you deserting me??? I am feeling pretty lost and lonely, could  you at least check my blog 2x/day for a couple days from different computers??  ;-)

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AM: (8 miles, 1:12:48).  Very hot, 94.3F ... 27% humidity (go ahead and laugh, it is humid for here ;-) ).  Just as I thought, the heat costs me 15-20 secs/mile.  I knew I should have gotten out earlier, the air conditioner was on at 6AM, which means ... well, that it is summer ;-).

PM: easy 4


Have a wonderful weekend bloggers!!! 

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