The Perils of Self Betterment

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Member Since:

Jan 17, 2008



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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: 11.10 Month: 17.60 Year: 1089.90
Switchbacksblack Lifetime Miles: 176.50
Kinvara11(2) Lifetime Miles: 351.30
Kinvara11blue Lifetime Miles: 312.70
Rincon2 Lifetime Miles: 257.90
Spg 4ís Lifetime Miles: 135.50
Skechers Razor3 Lifetime Miles: 160.90
Rincon2(2) Lifetime Miles: 78.20
Asics Noosa14 Lifetime Miles: 67.80
Sauconyaxon2 Lifetime Miles: 69.50
Mach 4 Lifetime Miles: 34.50
Total Distance
Treadmill Shoe Miles: 38.22Asics 1130 Miles: 12.00
Weight: 0.00
Total Distance

Started run at 11:37 GST (Garmin Standard Time). Weather, clear, sunny skies 55F.

Well, I've had so many good runs in a row, I guess I was due a bad run. I had wanted to run 16 to 18 miles today but this run ended up being a "progression" run. That is, I felt bad when the run started and it got progressively worse as I continued. I wouldn't mind so much if I knew what happened. My breathing and my energy level was fine. All the bad ju-ju was in my legs. Everything below the waist just seem to fall apart and I don't know why. Very frustrating!

Oh and I learned an important lesson while showering after the run...I wash my hair every couple of weeks with white, let's just say that vinegar and chafe zones don't mix very well.

Treadmill Shoe Miles: 14.05
Weight: 0.00
Total Distance

SIx miles on the treadmill tonight, nice and easy like.

Asics 1130 Miles: 6.00
Weight: 0.00
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Haven't run yet today, so I guess I'm posting just for fun. Whew! This sure is fun! Anyway, I guess I'm not much of a morning runner. I was running in the mornings pretty consistently three months ago. Three months ago temperatures were in the 80's and 90's in the afternoon, so that was great motivation to get up early and run and avoid the heat. The last few weeks though, temps have been very cold in the mornings but warming up to mid fifties or so in the afternoons, so more often than not, I opt for the afternoon run in shorts and t-shirt, rather than bundling up in layers for a morning run. Plus, I've been running so much more these last few months than ever in my life, so the extra rest has been helpful. I do run a couple of days a week early in the morning just to remind myself that I can deal with the cold temps and early rising. I have a feeling though that when the weather gets really ugly, I'll be choosing the treadmill over an outdoor run...without the treadmill, I would be forced to face the elements, and would probably be a stronger runner for it. Either way, running whenever and wherever I can is becoming essential to my overall well being...

Supposed to hit 60F this afternoon, nice conditions for a run.  

Ran from the house up Farmington Canyon rd to the firebreak rd (aka Bonneville Shoreline Trail) south 2 miles and back. The first two miles of this course climb about 700 ft , then the course rolls for a couple of miles, then of course a big descent on the way back. Good run.

Treadmill Shoe Miles: 7.15
Weight: 0.00
Total Distance

This morning from the house to LPT, out & back. Clear skies, 35F, no wind. Shorts, long sleeves, gloves and cap.

Felt better today than I have in a while.

We get this nasty inversion along the wasatch front when high pressure settles in and traps the pollution from automobiles and industry in the valley. It's especially bad this week, and it's just supposed to get worse until some sort of front blows in, probably not until next week. "They" reccomend no strenuous excersize outdoors, especially for the old and infirm, or infants, or asthma sufferers etc. I don't see how running indoors makes any difference. It's not like our houses are these airlocked oasis's of pristine air. So I'll keep running outside when I can. Maybe this weekend I'll journey to a higher elevation and find some clean air to run in. Sad that this is what we have to deal with.

Treadmill Shoe Miles: 8.52
Weight: 0.00
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Classic 6 on the treadmill this sweat...good times...

Asics 1130 Miles: 6.00
Weight: 0.00
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Drove to LPT this afternoon and ran 8.5 mi. Clear skies. 46F. A cold front moved in and has cleared the air out a little.

Resting tommorrow.

Treadmill Shoe Miles: 8.50
Weight: 0.00
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Treadmill Shoe Miles: 38.22Asics 1130 Miles: 12.00
Weight: 0.00
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