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
Mt101 Miles: 3.00Kinvara2 Miles: 17.00Mt101 The 2nd Miles: 20.20Kinvara2 The 2nd Miles: 23.00
Weight: 0.00
Total Distance

3 miles / 8:55 avg. on the MFT with wife and dogs. cloudy, cold, wind out of the north. yesterday morning's little cold turned into a full blown snot-sorethroat-achyjoints fest as the day progressed. i fell asleep around 10:30 pm (this never happens), and i didn't get out of bed until 9:00 am. i was feeling good for a couple of hours this morning, but then started to fade pretty quickly. this running streak goal is really a blessing because i think without it i wouldn't have run today, and probably would have been worse off for it. hopefully i'll feel better tomorrow and pick up more miles as the week progresses. 

WT 50.6 miles



Mt101 Miles: 3.00
Weight: 0.00
Total Distance

7 miles, easy, from work. sun, cold north wind. still sick, no sense in pushing anything today. 9:02 avg.

WT 53.6 miles



Kinvara2 Miles: 7.00
Weight: 0.00
Total Distance

12.2 miles - from work to the rio grand parkway, out north and back. 4 very easy miles, then 1 min. on/off x 20, then 3-ish very easy miles to finish. 8:42 avg for the run. 100th consecutive day in a row (my last day off was christmas 2011). determining to run everyday has really simplified my life and helps to subsidize the slacker in me. not being a very strong runner to begin with, running everyday has definitely made me a stronger runner.

WT 53.8 miles

one hundred (let the celebration begin)

* 825.5 miles/100 days = 8.255 miles per day. for me, not bad. but i hope to bring that up a bit by the end of the year.


Mt101 The 2nd Miles: 12.20
Weight: 0.00
Total Distance

10 miles, easy commute to work. this morning wins the "Most-Beautiful-Morning-for-a-Run-so-far-This-Year" award. 3:10 negative split. 9:10 avg

WT 52.8 miles 



Kinvara2 Miles: 10.00
Weight: 0.00
Total Distance

11 miles / 8:48 avg. from work. mostly cloudy, 50F. 

WT 57.6 miles



Kinvara2 The 2nd Miles: 11.00
Weight: 0.00
Total Distance

8 miles / 8:21 avg. from work to the h.s. track. 3 miles easy, then 4 x 1/4 mi. with a 1/4 rest in between. goal was 90 seconds, splits: 89. 88. 93, 87. i thought i'd better just do four reps since i haven't done any speed work for quite awhile. just getting my feet wet today. this felt really good and i'm looking forward to doing similar workouts once or twice a week now.

mile splits: 9:02, 8:44, 8:32, 7:39, 7:47, 8:31, 8:13, 8:29

WT 60.3 miles



Mt101 The 2nd Miles: 8.00
Weight: 0.00
Total Distance

12 miles, easy commute run home - 9:01 avg.


WT 63.2 miles



Kinvara2 The 2nd Miles: 12.00
Weight: 0.00
Total Distance
Mt101 Miles: 3.00Kinvara2 Miles: 17.00Mt101 The 2nd Miles: 20.20Kinvara2 The 2nd Miles: 23.00
Weight: 0.00
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