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5k  18:44  4 July 2012 C-ville 
10K  38:22  24 July 2012 DesNews
Half  1:22:30  18 Aug 2012  Hobble 
Full  3:00:35  29 Sep 2012 Huntsville

Short-Term Running Goals:

Sign up for a race > 5k, run well.


Long-Term Running Goals:

Keep on running. 


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Miles:This week: 0.00 Month: 0.00 Year: 0.00
Trails Lifetime Miles: 551.40
Grass Lifetime Miles: 72.50
Pavement Lifetime Miles: 2225.20
Stroller Lifetime Miles: 438.80
Navy Crocs Lifetime Miles: 378.70
Nordic Track TM Lifetime Miles: 1015.77
Green Mirage 2 Lifetime Miles: 494.70
Orange Mirage 3 Lifetime Miles: 514.90
Glow In The Dark Mirage 3 Lifetime Miles: 461.25
Navy Blue Mirage Lifetime Miles: 216.90
Slow milesFast milesTotal Distance
Green Mirage 2 Miles: 7.50Kinvara 3 Miles: 8.30Trails Miles: 6.20Kinvara Miles: 6.20
Slow milesFast milesTotal Distance

After following the marathon all morning, I was definitely in the mood for a run.  I didn't get out the door till after nine, though.  I've been in this 10k rut forever, so I went farther than usual, to skater park.  I hate running the frontage road sections.  There are parts with no shoulder, and the cars are so close by.  I didn't really light myself up very well, so it was a relief to climb the hill back to quiet Main Street to come home.  

Water is on at the parks in Centerville, glory be.  I'm sure it'll take Farmington until June to accomplish the same thing.

Green Mirage 2 Miles: 7.50
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Thank God for nights like this.  It was cold and fragrant; mostly flowering plum.  No moon shone, so the stars were on full display.  The darkness figured into the run at about mile 5 in Farmington.  I tripped over an uneven patch on the sidewalk, and pulled something in my lower left back catching myself from falling.  3 90% effort fartleks; and this on a day when I ate cafe rio for lunch.  It might be a winning combination...

My back was sore right after the run, and hurts this morning.  I also wonder if it has to do with my shoes being cooked.  I haven't done a great job of tracking mileage on them since the marathon.  Currently, they only seem to be around 300, but it could be 400.  That might be a lot for kinvaras...

Kinvara 3 Miles: 8.30
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I got as far as the next door neighbor, and aborted.  Stabbing pain every step in my back.  Curse you, uneven sidewalk!  I'll try again tonight.

Race: Centerville Trail 10k (6.2 Miles) 00:53:12, Place overall: 3, Place in age division: 1
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Saturday was pretty rainy.  My wife thought they would cancel the race.  I told her trail races don't get cancelled because of weather.  We showed up, along with 40 other people to run a 5k or 10k.  I hoped I could win, but didn't have any reason to think I would.  The race started.  I ran with Tami for a bit.  She said, what are you doing?  Get going!  Try to win!  I guess that first 20 seconds was my warmup.  So I started chasing people.  We climbed, then traversed.  A 13 year old kid was leading for the first 3 miles.  I kept wondering when he was going to tire.  Right around 3.5 I passed him and briefly led the race.  Then we had to climb to firebreak road, and then up to the v.  I relinquished the lead, and figured I'd sit on this guy and pass him in the end.  The descent was wet, so nobody was able to go too fast, me included, but I was hearing new footsteps.  Some 27 year old guy was just bombing down the hill.  Finally we got to a wider section, and he passed both of us.  I gave chase, but to no avail.  On the way back to the start, I smashed through every puddle in sight.  Why avoid them when you are 100% soaked?  

Anyhow, I ended up third.  My prize was a scraped WRC water bottle.  At free races, you get what you pay for.  

I should have pushed up the hills and tried to build a lead there, but I think that kid would have passed me no matter what.  I could have won the 5k.  Big fish in a little pond, quite literally.  

On a separate note, I wore a compression sleeve on my left leg only as an experiment.  The result is, my right calf is in knots and I'm limping on that leg, and my left calf is absolutely fine.  

Trails Miles: 6.20Kinvara Miles: 6.20
Slow milesFast milesTotal Distance
Green Mirage 2 Miles: 7.50Kinvara 3 Miles: 8.30Trails Miles: 6.20Kinvara Miles: 6.20
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