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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:

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: 1.46 Month: 1.46 Year: 172.81
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: 53.56
Mizuno Wave Inspire 11 (blue) Lifetime Miles: 800.75
New Balance 1260v5 Lifetime Miles: 9.19
Reebok Floatride Lifetime Miles: 8.23
Total Distance
3.56
Asics Gel Kayano 21 Miles: 3.56
Weight: 0.00
Total Distance
2.11

I woke up at 4:30am.  I took the dog outside to go potty.  Then I got ready to go running.  It was 5:10am when I started.  It was mostly old ladies out.  The construction workers weren't there yet, so I decided to run my normal Floodway/RWCD route.  I was dragging this morning, but at least I wasn't wheezing.  I was coming up on Brown when I saw a large branch covering the entire Floodway path.  It had fallen out of the tree.  We've gotten some crazy wind storms the last few nights.  My next door neighbors are on vacation for a month.  I have been checking on their chickens every day.  Two days ago I noticed that their neighbors behind them have a tree and a saguaro cactus that blew over into their yard.  But I digress.  So, I took a picture of the tree branch and I also saw an old lady on her bicycle.  She got to the gate just after I did, so she waited until I came through.  We had a small conversation about the branch.  I told her she'd just have to go around it.  I guess I wasn't just dragging physically but mentally, also.  I ran to the other side of the Floodway and I saw her get off her bike and drag the branch off the trail.  I didn't even think to do that.  I felt lame.

While this was going on there was another old lady walking her three dogs.  She was on the other side of the Floodway and I was slowly catching her.  By the time I crossed the Floodway, she had crossed the RWCD Canal.  So now we were closer still heading in the same direction but separated by the Canal.  I could tell that the dog she had on her leash was a Doberman.  But where were the other dogs?  Surely she's not going to let two more Dobermans run wild.  Maybe they weren't Dobermans.  Then I saw their heads pop up from the drainage swale between the Canal road and the subdivision wall.  Sure enough, they were Dobermans.  And they weren't leashed.  She must have faith that they would behave themselves.  But they did bark at me.  And then I saw Gary Prahl's wife walking toward them.  It was the second time I'd seen her this morning so I waved again.  I hoped she wouldn't get attacked, and I don't think she did unless they went straight for the throat.

When I got to Adobe I decided I didn't want to do another full loop.  So I would cross the Floodway at the green belt again.  I figured that would get me real close to 2 miles.  Then I could run loops around the cul-de-sac until I got to exactly 2 miles.  But when I pulled my phone out of my pocket just as I reached the cul-de-sac, I was pleasantly surprised that my Strava read 2.10 miles.

Asics Gel Kayano 21 Miles: 2.11
Weight: 0.00
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Total Distance
1.45

I woke up at 3:30am.  I took the dog outside even though he doesn't like to go out that early.  He hesitated, but he went out.  I tried to go back to sleep but was unsuccessful.  About 4:30am I heard it start to rain.  By 5am it had cleared up, so I put my running clothes on.  I did one loop.  I was following a lady, but I couldn't keep up.  She continued north when she got to Brown, and I went to the other side of the Floodway.  I saw two more women running north on the other side of the Floodway.  Then when I was almost back to Adobe I saw a group of 5 or 6 guys on the other side of the Floodway.  They were walking, but then they started running.  So that's 8 or 9 runners I saw this morning.  Much more than normal.  Everyone must be training for something.

Asics Gel Kayano 21 Miles: 1.45
Weight: 0.00
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Total Distance
3.56
Asics Gel Kayano 21 Miles: 3.56
Weight: 0.00
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