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

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: 0.00 Month: 87.10 Year: 646.30
Switchbacksblack Lifetime Miles: 176.50
Kinvara11 Lifetime Miles: 387.30
Kinvara11(2) Lifetime Miles: 322.70
Kinvara11blue Lifetime Miles: 279.00
Rincon2 Lifetime Miles: 222.20
Spg 4ís Lifetime Miles: 59.40
Skechers Razor3 Lifetime Miles: 118.00
Rincon2(2) Lifetime Miles: 6.40
Asics Noosa14 Lifetime Miles: 11.80
Total Distance
Kinvara2 The 3rd Miles: 8.00Kinvara2 Miles: 19.20Kinvara2 The 2nd Miles: 16.20Green A5's Miles: 5.00Mt101 The 2nd Miles: 6.00
Weight: 0.00
Total Distance

easy 8 / from home / small western loop. early to beat the heat!

WT 61.6 miles

one seventy five

Kinvara2 The 3rd Miles: 8.00
Weight: 0.00
Total Distance

7 miles / 8:54 avg. from work. after 2.5 miles i did 15 x 30 second hill repeats on golden ave. then easy peasy back to work.

WT 56.6 miles

one seventy-six

edit: i meant to mention this yesterday when i logged this run. i started these doing these hill repeats (on golden ave.) two or three months ago. i've been semi consistent in hitting them about once a week. this series had me realizing that i've come a long way since struggling through 6 x 30 second repeats the first time or two - these 15 had me feeling stronger with each one up until about the 12th or 13th, then had enough to finish the last couple strongly. it's nice to see some progress.

Kinvara2 Miles: 7.00
Weight: 0.00
Total Distance

10.2 miles / 9:00 avg. commute to work. 3 easy, 4 @ MP (fail), 3 easy. pretty tired this morning, so i wanted to try some marathon paced miles, (goal 8:15 per mile). splits for the failed tempo 8:31, 8:10, 8:09, 8:29 (4 miles - 8:20 avg). oh well - it took a lot of effort today just to do what i did. i knew i was tired. i figure this is good practice for the late stages of a marathon.

WT 61.6 miles

one seventy-seven

Kinvara2 The 2nd Miles: 10.20
Weight: 0.00
Total Distance

am - 5 easy miles around the hood near work.  9:34 avg.

pm - 10.2 miles / 8:49 avg. commute run home. taking advantage of a rare cool summer afternoon (73F). i don't run a lot of doubles but whenever i do, the second run usually feels better than the first. today was no exception.

WT 66.8 miles

one seventy-eight

Kinvara2 Miles: 10.20Green A5's Miles: 5.00
Weight: 0.00
Total Distance

6 miles - early from work. just whatever. i was pleased with how i felt after warming up. i seem to be back to my normal recovery pattern.

WT 62.8 miles


one seventy-nine

Kinvara2 The 2nd Miles: 6.00
Weight: 0.00
Total Distance

6 miles / from home to the LPT out and back. 75F when i started, 82F when i finished. yikes.

a cold that i've been able to be in denial about for a couple of days hit me hard late yesterday. woke up and ran in a snotty fog.

WT 62.4 miles

one eighty

Mt101 The 2nd Miles: 6.00
Weight: 0.00
Total Distance

2 miles - from home to the mouth of farmington canyon and back. this cold i've had the last couple of days knocked me out of going to allie and james wedding bells 5k this morning. i'm disappointed - i decided to take a break today, just two easy miles to keep the streak alive and wash some of the funk out of my head and lungs. good time to cut back on the mileage anyway.

WT 54.4 miles

one eighty-one

Kinvara2 Miles: 2.00
Weight: 0.00
Total Distance
Kinvara2 The 3rd Miles: 8.00Kinvara2 Miles: 19.20Kinvara2 The 2nd Miles: 16.20Green A5's Miles: 5.00Mt101 The 2nd Miles: 6.00
Weight: 0.00
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