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: 40.80 Year: 316.80
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: 521.60
Graynine Lifetime Miles: 422.00
Vapor4's Lifetime Miles: 9.00
Kinvara5 Lifetime Miles: 239.50
Switchbacksblack Lifetime Miles: 171.50
Switchbackblack2 Lifetime Miles: 49.00
Kinvara11 Lifetime Miles: 142.40
Kinvara11(2) Lifetime Miles: 24.00
Total Distance
Trail Shoe Miles: 22.00Asics 2140 Miles: 16.60Asics DS 13 Miles: 12.00
Weight: 0.00
Total Distance

5:47 AM. Clear, 64 degrees, 67% humidity, no wind really. Fairground/Glovers Lane/LPT loop.

Moving slow this morning. Maybe I can blame it on the fact that I got eight hours of sleep over the last 2 nights combined...yeah, that's it.

Trail Shoe Miles: 15.00
Weight: 0.00
Total Distance

6:07 AM GST. Clear, 60 degrees. From the house to LPT out and back.

Koo koo ka-choo.

Asics 2140 Miles: 8.20
Weight: 0.00
Total Distance

Had the morning off so I didn't run until 7:30 AM. Clear and 65 degrees. Drove to LPT and ran less than I had planned. Thought I was ready for a workout today...WRONG. It took so much effort this morning to garner an 8:31 pace for 6 miles. Looks like this will be an easy week for me.

Mile splits: 1) 8:22  2)8:12  3)9:02  4)8:44  5)8:52  6)7:55


Asics DS 13 Miles: 6.00
Weight: 0.00
Total Distance

Got out at 10 AM, 75 degrees and sunshine.

Feel better today. Going to take it easy this week, keep it around 50 miles etc., see where I'm at Sunday. Who knows, maybe a couple of weeks of lower mileage is required.

Well, now I have firefox...I'm change resistant...

Asics 2140 Miles: 8.40
Weight: 0.00
Total Distance

Early lunch run. Bluff trail/West Syracuse. Hot.

Maybe I need to eat more strawberries.

Trail Shoe Miles: 7.00
Weight: 0.00
Total Distance

By the time my alarm went off at 5:30 this morning, I had gotten maybe 2-3 hrs of sleep. Given the kind of week I've been having, I decided to sleep another hour and not run today at all. I'll have to get my 6th day tomorrow, which is usually my rest day. So I've swapped rest days is all. It just means by my next rest day (Saturday the 13th) I'll have run 7 days in a row. Depending on how my "long" run this Sunday goes, next week may be another 50 miler if I'm not over this current funk. I think it's good my body is forcing me to rest up a little before I tackle some higher mileage weeks this Summer preparing for TOU.

Weight: 0.00
Total Distance

11:00 AM 66 degrees.  Bluff trail. Felt good with 6 miles today.

Mile splits: 1)  8:18  2)  8:19  3)  8:28  4)  8:20  5)  8:15  6)  8:05


Asics DS 13 Miles: 6.00
Weight: 0.00
Total Distance
Trail Shoe Miles: 22.00Asics 2140 Miles: 16.60Asics DS 13 Miles: 12.00
Weight: 0.00
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