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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:

Russian champion tries Crocs, commits to racing a marathon in them

Nikolay Chavkin in the video below did 3x1000, first two in Adidas carbon-fiber models, the last one in Crocs. Surprised by the result (2:52, 2:52, 2:50) with the fastest interval done in Crocs, he committed to racing a marathon in Crocs if the video gets 42K likes and 195 comments (for 42 km 195 m, the marathon distance). Nikolay's current marathon PR is 2:14:00. The video was created by a Russian sporting goods store chain. Their moto is "more sports - brighter life", which we think is wonderful, and also deserves a Like. If you want to see a fast marathon in Crocs, go to the video and click the Like button. And make sure to share it with your friends.

Miles:This week: 0.00 Month: 15.00 Year: 164.72
Mizuno Wave Inspire 7 Lifetime Miles: 803.99
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: 180.06
Mizuno Wave Inspire 10 Lifetime Miles: 802.77
Asics Gel Kayano 21 Lifetime Miles: 45.47
Mizuno Wave Inspire 11 (blue) Lifetime Miles: 800.75
New Balance 1260v5 Lifetime Miles: 9.19
Reebok Floatride Lifetime Miles: 8.23
Total Distance

I just ran a new 10k PR!

Glen and I went to Red Mountain Park tonight to get our run in and so his kids could go rollerblading.   Since I've never ran there, I told him to lead the way.  He took off real fast.  I kept close behind and followed him.  He seemed to be making up the course as we went.  That made it all the more fun.  I'm used to my boring runs around the block.  And there were some nice rolling hills.  After two of his random loops we had gone about 3 miles.  Glen said, "Let's go another two laps."  I knew we were right around a 7:30 pace, and if we kept it up I would be on pace to break my 10k PR.  So we ran another couple of laps with his kids occasionally trying to stay up with us on the uphills and passing us on the downhills.  I watched my Garmin so I could stop it at 6.20 miles.  47:11.  I'm pretty sure I can get closer to 45:00 if I tried, but I haven't ran a 10k in forever.  Nevertheless, a new unofficial PR is nice.

Splits - 7:29, 7:35, 7:29, 7:40, 7:52, 7:36, 1:30

Mizuno Wave Inspire 7 Miles: 6.41
Weight: 0.00
From catherine on Thu, Jan 27, 2011 at 23:59:01 from

Congratulations! New PRs are the best!

From Burt on Fri, Jan 28, 2011 at 00:03:37 from

Thanks Catherine! And I just wrote something stupid on your blog. Now I feel dumb.

From catherine on Fri, Jan 28, 2011 at 00:04:16 from

What made it stupid?

From Burt on Fri, Jan 28, 2011 at 00:05:59 from

Because I didn't say anything about your 20 week appt. or your 2 mile treadmill run. I just repeated one word you used.

From catherine on Fri, Jan 28, 2011 at 00:07:13 from

That's okay. I didn't say anything in my comment about Glen's kids rollerblading.

From Burt on Fri, Jan 28, 2011 at 00:09:54 from

LOL! Well, I guess in a way my dumb comments are endearing. Thanks for keeping it real.

From DaleG on Fri, Jan 28, 2011 at 00:17:02 from

Rock and roll, brother!!! I think my 10k PR is 58:xx. I despise 10k's and I loathe 5k's (because I'm a slowpoke). Mile races are fun. I wish there were more of them around here.

From Burt on Fri, Jan 28, 2011 at 00:21:09 from

Dale, you may be slow, but you're consistently slow. And there's something to be said for that.

From Dan on Fri, Jan 28, 2011 at 00:28:04 from

Congrats on the PR man! That is awesome! Now I am wondering if you had a fortune cookie that... eh never mind... congrats again!

From DaleG on Fri, Jan 28, 2011 at 00:31:41 from

After the Buffalo Run 50k, I'll have 6 months to get fast for St. George. If I could just keep a consistent 6 mph for the entire race I'd be exstatic!!! That would be nearly a one hour PR. One can dream, right?

From DaleG on Fri, Jan 28, 2011 at 00:47:09 from

Since I probably won't qualify for Boston until I'm an old geezer, St. George is my Boston.

From Karen on Fri, Jan 28, 2011 at 00:49:52 from

GOOD GAME!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

From Burt on Fri, Jan 28, 2011 at 01:15:52 from

Dan - Do you always smell your rice before you eat it now?

I got a 45 min. PR from my first to second marathon. I'm pretty sure I'll get another 45 min. PR the next time I run one.

Karen - ouch! That stings. Thank you.

From Merri on Fri, Jan 28, 2011 at 13:25:21 from

Nicely done!

From Seth on Fri, Jan 28, 2011 at 16:22:00 from

Git 'r dun!

From JD on Fri, Jan 28, 2011 at 22:28:07 from

SWEET! Nice spontaneous PR!

From flatlander on Sat, Jan 29, 2011 at 14:06:12 from

Just saw this, good job. I also think you can go a lot faster, you ran a mile in the 5s after all.

From Burt on Sat, Jan 29, 2011 at 18:00:22 from

Merri, Seth and JD - thanks!

Flat - I thought about you today as I was at London's Run.

From JulieC on Sat, Jan 29, 2011 at 18:29:17 from

in a true 10k race you would get that 45 minutes!! its harder to race yourself : D. good job!!!

From Derunzo on Mon, Jan 31, 2011 at 09:42:33 from

Blazing!!!! Great job man! My first Garmin is coming in the mail tomorrow.... I can't friggin wait!

From Burt on Mon, Jan 31, 2011 at 09:59:28 from

Thanks JulieC!

Derunzo Funzo - Awesome. Glen is jealous of mine.

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