The Perils of Self Betterment

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Member Since:

Jan 17, 2008



Goal Type:


Running Accomplishments:

yearly mileage totals (actual running miles, not crosstraining etc)

2008 - 1,317

2009 - 2,654

2010 - 2,578

2011 - 2,618

2012 - 3,083 (ran everyday this year. PR's in half and full marathons, at age 48!)

2013 - 1,177

2014 - 1,716

2015 - 1,060

2016 - 951

2017 - 786

2018 - 1,058

2019 - 1,211

2020 - 1010


Short-Term Running Goals:

reacquaint myself with my long lost running freak, and then proceed to get my running freak on

run faster

increase mileage in the Spring 

keep running




Long-Term Running Goals:




born in 1964. married 24 years. one wife two dogs 

6 ft tall, nation wide

"Engaging in a little suffering — however self-imposed, arbitrary and contrived — before breakfast each morning tends to demand some humility and injects some marked relief into the rest of the day, making things sharper, more inspired, more immediately aware of the powerful presence of being. And that seems really worthwhile." A. Krupicka




Miles:This week: 0.00 Month: 35.30 Year: 188.00
Mt101 Lifetime Miles: 507.80
Mt101 The 2nd Lifetime Miles: 542.90
Green A5's Lifetime Miles: 149.50
MR00 Lifetime Miles: 158.70
Stillnotmads (2) Lifetime Miles: 512.50
Kinvara9 Lifetime Miles: 580.20
Kinvara9painted Lifetime Miles: 513.60
Graynine Lifetime Miles: 394.40
Vapor4's Lifetime Miles: 9.00
Kinvara5 Lifetime Miles: 239.50
Switchbacksblack Lifetime Miles: 165.30
Switchbackblack2 Lifetime Miles: 45.30
Kinvara11 Lifetime Miles: 83.10
Total Distance
Junk Shoes Miles: 12.20Musha 3 Miles: 12.00Asics DS 13 Miles: 7.30Bandito's (2) Miles: 10.40
Weight: 0.00
Total Distance

12.2 miles / 8:32 avg. Commute home. Thin overcast, mid 40's temp.

After 3 miles warm up I did 1 mile@HM pace/1 mile easy through mile 10 then 2.2 miles cool down. My pace on the HM miles was 8:01, 7:42, 7:50, 7:43. Legs are definitely not quite back from the long run nine days ago, so this was a good way to simulate how the legs might feel towards the end of a half marathon. I guess. Really I'm just scrambling around in the dark here.

WT 39.5 miles

Junk Shoes Miles: 12.20
Weight: 0.00
Total Distance

No run today. Everything but my legs feels totally recovered from the 50 miler. Actually I've got some tingling in my toes on my left foot, like my foot is trying to fall asleep or something. Weird. Maybe I should give my foot some mela"toe"nin to help it along.

Weight: 0.00
Total Distance

12 miles / 10:07 avg. From work. Mostly sun, persistent wind out of the south, mid 40's temp. I was determined to run very easy today. It felt so great to just kick back and tour the neighborhoods. Traffic was really light, because of spring break I guess. I can't get over how good this felt; very therapeutic, like a thank you note to my legs.

WT 47 miles

Musha 3 Miles: 12.00
Weight: 0.00
Total Distance

No run today. No doubt I'll be well rested for thhe half at the end of next week. Mostly I just wanted to test a post from my new Kindle!

 Yes I love technology.

Weight: 0.00
Total Distance

7.3 miles / easy pace. From work. Weather: a soggy train wreck.

WT 37.5 miles

Asics DS 13 Miles: 7.30
Weight: 0.00
Total Distance

10.4 miles / 8:15 avg. On the LPT, after work. Snowing, wet and cold. No wind.

2 mi. wu

6 mile HM tempo (7:41, 7:41, 7:42, 7:43, 7:43, 7:53) 46:23 / 7:44 avg.

2.4 mi. cd

WT 41.9 miles

Bandito's (2) Miles: 10.40
Weight: 0.00
Total Distance
Junk Shoes Miles: 12.20Musha 3 Miles: 12.00Asics DS 13 Miles: 7.30Bandito's (2) Miles: 10.40
Weight: 0.00
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