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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. 

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:

Miles:This week: 0.00 Month: 21.51 Year: 119.11
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: 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: 7.98
Mizuno Wave Inspire 11 (blue) Lifetime Miles: 794.09
New Balance 1260v5 Lifetime Miles: 9.19
Reebok Floatride Lifetime Miles: 8.23
Total Distance
10.94
Mizuno Wave Inspire 11 (blue) Miles: 8.40
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Total Distance
1.45

Surprisingly my pace today was a lot faster than Friday.  It didn't feel like it.  I feel so sore.  And old.

Mizuno Wave Inspire 11 (blue) Miles: 1.45
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Today's pace was even faster than yesterday's.  It's not saying much, but it is saying something.  I didn't feel  quite as bad either.

There are a lot of people out.  Our governor has issued a mandatory lockdown starting tonight at 5pm.  Governor, you can shut down our economy, but you can't shut down our American spirit!  Just kidding.  Anyway, it is nice to see a lot of people out trying to be active.  I think that's important.
 

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Feeling stronger every day.  Still a lot of people out.  No cars.  Just people.  My wife wanted to find a place where she could go do stairs.  So she drove out to the kids' high school.  When I finished running I called her.  I told her that I had twisted my ankle again.  I pretended to cry and told her it her so bad.  She said she would come get me.  Then I called her an April Fool.

Mizuno Wave Inspire 11 (blue) Miles: 1.46
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Well, today didn't feel great.  Too much chocolate milk last night?  Probably.  Anyway, I've just been doing one loop on my RWCD/Floodway route.  Still lot's of people out.  I saw one couple walking their dog on Adobe.  I wasn't sure if they were going to continue straight or turn on to the Floodway path.  They turned.  No biggie, I would just have to slow down a little and follow them in.  But they stopped right before the gate and things got awkward.  I had to squeeze between them and the gate, getting within the 6 foot radius.  Hope they didn't have the 'rona.  Then I saw another couple that was trying to maintain a 30 foot radius.  They swooped all the way to the edge of the Floodway.  Maybe it's just me.  I saw a girl running pretty quickly on the other side of the Floodway.  I think she was doing fartleks or something.  She stopped at the fence and turned around.  She passed me, but then she stopped as another family with a dog was coming towards her and the dog run up to her.  It was probably her family.  I keep seeing this Asian guy walking two beautiful dogs.  Not sure what kind they are, but they look like German Sheppards, only they're white.  Or cream.  Maybe some day I'll ask what their names are.  But the most interesting thing I saw this morning was this tattooed hippie looking guy running and wearing flip flops.  I'm not judging him for being tattooed or for being a hippie.  But I am judging him for wearing flip flops while running!  That does not seem safe!

Mizuno Wave Inspire 11 (blue) Miles: 1.46
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2.58

I felt good enough to do two loops today.  I've been seeing pictures of snow up in Utah.  It's hot down here in the Phoenix Metropolitan area!  Maybe that's why it didn't seem like there was as much people out today.  Also, I didn't get out the door until after 8am.  My wife left about a minute before me.  I could see her running west on Adobe when I turned to go up the Floodway path.  I figured I might catch her near University.  She was running too fast.  I saw her and texted her, but she didn't see my text 'til later.  When we were home I asked if she saw my text and she said no.  She read it and said she didn't seem me even though she looked.  So I pulled up Strava and showed her on Flyby's where I had seen her.  That's when I realized I was being followed by another runner and I had no idea.  I hope I didn't do anything embarassing.
 

Mizuno Wave Inspire 11 (blue) Miles: 2.58
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I was about to head out the door when my daughter reminded me to look for the two turtles she had seen in the Floodway the last couple of days.  I ran to the place where she said she had seen them.  Up near Brown Rd, there is some standing water in the bottom of the Floodway right at the outlet of a culvert pipe.  I stopped and looked, but didn't see any turtles.  I did see a dollar bill down on the bottom underneath about a foot of water.  I would have to step in the muck and mud to get it, so I just let it be.  I texted my daughter to say that I didn't see the turtles.  She texted back and said - keep looking.  She then said - I see.  I'm really far away.  So I waited for her, but she never came.  I texted and said - where the heck are you, slowpoke!?  She said she had seen my from Adobe (almost a half mile away), but she kept walking down Adobe.  So I waited for nothing.  I tell that story because my Strava was on autopause.  However it said my overall distance was 2.86 miles.  And my pace was 40 seconds faster than yesterday.  Well, if you back track out the pace based off the known mileage of 2.54 miles for this route, the pace seems more comparable to yesterday's.

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Mizuno Wave Inspire 11 (blue) Miles: 8.40
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