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Location:

Portland,OR,

Member Since:

Nov 02, 2005

Gender:

Male

Goal Type:

Other

Running Accomplishments:

5K: 15:41-Portland Track Festival 2010

10K: 31:34-Linfield College (Track) 2012

10 Mile: 51:57-Pear Blossom 2009

1/2 Marathon: 1:10:42-Foot Traffic Flat 2010

Marathon: 2:29:35-Newport 2013

50K: 3:48:06-Weiser River 50K 2021

Short-Term Running Goals:

Next Race:

12-hour race, sometime in 2021

100 mile race, sometime...

Long-Term Running Goals:

Sub 1:10 Half Marathon

Sub 2:30 Marathon

Favorite Blogs:

Miles:This week: 0.00 Month: 77.20 Year: 1042.90
Kivara Trail Lifetime Miles: 211.20
Altra Escalante (Boston) Lifetime Miles: 291.10
Altra Lone Peak 3.5 Lifetime Miles: 100.00
Hoka Speedgoat Lifetime Miles: 55.40
Kinvara 8 (Green) Lifetime Miles: 341.20
Altra (Black) Lifetime Miles: 111.50
Kinvara 9 (Grey) Lifetime Miles: 140.00
Total Distance
71.00
Five Fingers Miles: 2.00Speedstar (White) Miles: 11.00LunarRacer Miles: 6.00Nike Vomero Miles: 9.00Nike LunarElite (Grey) Miles: 29.00LunarGlide (White/Red) Miles: 14.00
Total Distance
12.00

11 miles around Albetson's and then west to the RCC.  I found a trail behind the campus that I ran for a while but it ended pretty quickly which was a disappointment.  I felt pretty good for a Monday.

PM: 1 mile.  Yep, 1 mile.  I went to the school and Andrea ran 1 mile while Ryan and I hung out on the swings, then it was my turn to run.  Just one mile and then we were ready for dinner so we left.  Hardly worth blogging but I did anyway. :)

Five Fingers Miles: 1.00Speedstar (White) Miles: 11.00
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Total Distance
15.00

AM: 9 miles.  I ran south on Highway 238 past the golf course to the trail system.  Now that the rain is slowing down I'm going to try and run these trails every so often.

PM: 6 miles in Coos Bay.  I had wanted to run to the high school and run some repeats on the track.  When I got there a track meet was in progress.  I watched the girls and boys 800m; boys winner ran a 2:02--VERY impressive due to the 29 MPH winds that were blowing (according to weather.com).  I finished off my run and then filled my stomach with sushi for dinner.

LunarRacer Miles: 6.00Nike Vomero Miles: 9.00
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Total Distance
7.00

7 miles in Coos Bay.  My phone' battery died last night = no alarm = slept in = less time to run.  Very frustrating.  Maybe I should start using the front desk wake-up call as a backup.  Only time for 7 miles around Coos Bay and North Bend.

Nike LunarElite (Grey) Miles: 7.00
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Total Distance
1.00

No time for a run today.  I was up at 4:30 and driving to Eugene by 5.  Long day of meetings and then not home until 7.  We walked to the park and around the neighborhood in order to do something other than sit all day.  I jogged a little here and a little there...

Five Fingers Miles: 1.00
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Total Distance
14.00

14 miles this morning before work.  I felt great which was to be expected after yesterday.  I ran across the river and tried to find the half marathon course from Nov 2008.  After wandering around the park area for a bit I eventually found the road and ran along it for just under 5 miles.  I turned around, ran into downtown and back home.

LunarGlide (White/Red) Miles: 14.00
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Total Distance
22.00

Wow, what a morning.  After getting up at 4:30 on Thursday and 5:00 on Friday, I slept in until 6:30 before starting my run this morning.  I ran a similar route to last weekend (behind the HS) so I could get worked over by some hills again.  After a 6 mile warm up to Fred Meyer (which made for a great bathroom/drink stop), I picked up the pace.  Last week I really pushed it and hit a 12 mile tempo with each mile sub-6.  Today I was planning in running a few miles longer and I didn't feel like being as aggressive which was fine.

I ran behind the HS and up Beacon St to Hillcrest, then under the freeway to 10th St and back down the same elevation.  The second climb was on 7th St to the I-5 on-ramp, then back down again on 6th St.  The third climb (the final and longest) was up Washington St to the frontage rd before my final descent on Highland St.  That brought me back through town, across the river and around Albertsons and finally....home!  Solid run with 3 great climbs.  I had planned on only running 21 but there was a lot of traffic around Albertsons and so I kept going rather than stop at the light.  I kept the pace between 6:05-6:15 for most of the 13 mile tempo although a couple miles were faster; 5:50, 5:48 and 5:12 for the final push.

I was pretty beat by the time I stopped.  The only drink I had was at 6 miles although I had carried some Cliff Shot Bloks which I ate at three points during the run.  Average pace was 6:22 for the entire run.

Nike LunarElite (Grey) Miles: 22.00
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Total Distance
71.00
Five Fingers Miles: 2.00Speedstar (White) Miles: 11.00LunarRacer Miles: 6.00Nike Vomero Miles: 9.00Nike LunarElite (Grey) Miles: 29.00LunarGlide (White/Red) Miles: 14.00
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