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
Hyperspeed 4 (2) Miles: 20.00Musha 3 Miles: 6.00Bandito's (2) Miles: 10.60Hattori Miles: 4.00Kinvara2 Miles: 12.00
Weight: 0.00
Total Distance

12 miles / MFT/LPT mostly cloudy, 44F. felt good today after a profound rest yesterday. tried to keep the pace steady. pretty good negative split. (first 6 miles  - 8:30 per mile avg./ second 6 miles - 8:07 per mile avg). 8:18 avg for the run.

splits: 9:00, 8:30, 8:26, 8:05, 8:36, 8:25, 8:13, 8:07, 8:13, 8:07, 8:05, 7:57.

WT 54 miles

Hyperspeed 4 (2) Miles: 12.00
Weight: 0.00
Total Distance

6 miles of slow at the nature preserve. NICE weather.

WT 52 miles

Musha 3 Miles: 6.00
Weight: 0.00
Total Distance

10.6 miles / from work to the rio grande parkway. i would like to marry the weather. still slow and tired today.

WT 57.6 miles

Bandito's (2) Miles: 10.60
Weight: 0.00
Total Distance

4 easy miles at the MFT (track) with wife and dogs. i woke up feeling slightly under the weather and wasn't going to run today but figured it was better to get a little fresh air and light exercise rather than do nothing at all.  so this makes three runs in a row of feeling poopy. that's a lot of poop. hope whatever it is passes soon.

now off to dinner gathering #1 of 3 this weekend. let the germ swapping begin!

happy Thanksgiving fellow blogules!

Hattori Miles: 4.00
Weight: 0.00
Total Distance

easy 8 / had a couple hours at work this morning so i ran afterwards from the shop. i was quite discouraged after yesterdays run, the worst of a three day stretch of bad runs. so it was with great relief that i covered 8 miles today and began feeling some of the old familiar strength back in my legs, i took it real easy and just enjoyed the great weather and relatively quiet roads. now i'm late to Thanksgiving gathering #2 of 3 ( #3 is sunday night). grateful for this running habit.

WT 51.1 miles


Hyperspeed 4 (2) Miles: 8.00
Weight: 0.00
Total Distance

12 miles nice and easy on the LPT after a short work day. Got started around 12:30 pm under sunny skies, temps in the low 40's and a chilly northwest breeze. 9:02 avg.

WT 52.6 miles

Kinvara2 Miles: 12.00
Weight: 0.00
Total Distance
Hyperspeed 4 (2) Miles: 20.00Musha 3 Miles: 6.00Bandito's (2) Miles: 10.60Hattori Miles: 4.00Kinvara2 Miles: 12.00
Weight: 0.00
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