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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

2021 - 1064.9

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 25 years. one wife one dog

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


"I cruised down hills, churned up hills, and floated over the asphalt, existing in a world that seemed to lack the confinements of such ubiquitous rivets as time, obligation, or pain. I knew then that this was destined to be one of those serendipitous runs for which so many of 
us strive yet so rarely achieve." J. Nevels




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Miles:This week: 13.20 Month: 100.30 Year: 659.50
Switchbacksblack Lifetime Miles: 176.50
Kinvara11 Lifetime Miles: 387.30
Kinvara11(2) Lifetime Miles: 322.70
Kinvara11blue Lifetime Miles: 285.00
Rincon2 Lifetime Miles: 222.20
Spg 4ís Lifetime Miles: 66.60
Skechers Razor3 Lifetime Miles: 118.00
Rincon2(2) Lifetime Miles: 6.40
Asics Noosa14 Lifetime Miles: 11.80
Total Distance
Asics DS 13 Miles: 8.50Trail Shoe Miles: 26.20Asics 2140 Miles: 8.00Treadmill Shoe Miles: 8.00
Weight: 0.00
Total Distance

1:00 PM. Bluff trail. Mostly cloudy, 58F, light winds.

Eh...feeling unmotivated today. This too shall pass.


Asics DS 13 Miles: 8.50
Weight: 0.00
Total Distance

5:25 AM. Overcast, 56F. From house to LPT out and back.

"When life hands you insomnia, make, I mean, get up and go run."

Trail Shoe Miles: 13.10
Weight: 0.00
Total Distance

Early lunch run on the Bluff trail. Sunny, 67F, SW wind 13-ish mph.

I'm ready for some taper time.


Asics 2140 Miles: 8.00
Weight: 0.00
Total Distance

Late lunch run. Fire break rd. Lots of hills, sun, and cooling breezes.

Treadmill Shoe Miles: 8.00
Weight: 0.00
Total Distance

Most likely not running today. Swamped at work. Burned out. Brain's fried. Excuses, excuses. I got a million of 'em.

Hopefully get a good medium long workout done tommorrow AM.

Weight: 0.00
Total Distance

5:40 AM. Clear, 40F, wind free. Fairground/Glovers Lane loop.

First run in a couple of weeks that felt good. I guess my cut back on the mileage this week helped. Since I'm not very experienced with this kind of training, I was feeling down all week because it seemed like I was never going to feel good running again. I guess the higher mileage weeks just really wore me down and hopefully with another easy week I'll be feeling super come race day. If todays run is any indication, I should be able to reach my time goal for the half next Saturday!


Trail Shoe Miles: 13.10
Weight: 0.00
Total Distance
Asics DS 13 Miles: 8.50Trail Shoe Miles: 26.20Asics 2140 Miles: 8.00Treadmill Shoe Miles: 8.00
Weight: 0.00
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