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Oct 31, 2012



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Running Accomplishments:

21:01, (6:46 pace) 11-19-11.
20:08, (6:29 pace) 9-1-12 (Part of a Mini-Triathlon Relay).
19:17, (6:12 pace) 11-17-12.
19:19, (6:13 pace) 11-23-13.
19:30, (6:17 pace) 1-4-14.
20:34, (6:34 pace) 9-13-14
19:49, (6:23 pace) 10-25-14
19:32, (6:17 pace) 11-22-14
19:40, (6:19 pace) 12-19-14
19:49, (6:23 pace) 1-31-16

34:42, (6:57 pace) 3-17-12.
32:11, (6:28 pace) 3-16-13.
32:32, (6:33 pace) 3-15-14. 

34:00, (6:50 pace) 3-14-15.

33:09, (6:40 pace) 3-11-17.

32:56, (6:38 pace) 3-17-18.

44:18, (7:08 pace) 4-14-12.
41:22, (6:39 pace) 12-15-12.
42:11, (6:47 pace) 4-13-13.
41:06, (6:37 pace) 12-8-13.

42:03, (6:46 pace) 3-5-16

44:35, (7:11 pace) 8-26-17
53:53, (7:14 pace) 3-24-12.
49:20, (6:37 pace) 3-1-14
1:18:16, (8:24 pace) 2-26-11.

1:04:37. (6:56 pace) 2-20-16

1:08:25 (7:18 pace) 2/22/20

Half Marathons:

1:37:57 (7:28 pace) 1-26-20. Fort Lauderdale - A1A 
12 Marathons:
1.  4:12:08, (9:37 pace) 1-9-11. Disney.
2.  4:18:18, (9:51 pace) 10-30-11. MCM.
3.  3:42:26, (8:29 pace) 1-14-12. Charleston.
4.  3:13:15, (7:22 pace) 10-7-12. Steamtown.
5*.  3:12:26, (7:20 pace) 1-19-14. Louisiana.
6*.  3:14:06, (7:24 pace) 4-21-14. Boston.
7*.  3:19:38, (7:37 pace) 7-19-14. U. of Okoboji.
8*.  3:16:27, (7:30 pace) 2-22-15. Mercedes-Benz
9*. 3:30:38 (8:03 pace) 5-15-16 Sugarloaf

10. 3:24:21 (7:48 pace) 11-5-16 Savannah RNR

11. 3:27:37 (7:56 pace) 5-12-18 Brookings

12. 3:46:02 (8:48 pace) 10-7-18 Towpath

* = These 5 races were run at 67.9 seconds per pound. If I want a PR, I need to weigh less than 170 pounds.

Short-Term Running Goals:

2021 GOALS:

Be consistent. 

Also, be less fat. 

Race, if possible. 

9/12/2021 - Med City Marathon


Long-Term Running Goals:

Continue running as often as I can, as far as I can, as fast as I can. Teaching my kids (by example) the rewards that come from putting in the work. Very slowly get to 50 states.


I'm married, with two sons, 14, and 15.

I started running because someone dared me to.

I ran my first race 3 days after my 40th birthday. (Disney)

Favorite Blogs:

Russian champion tries Crocs, commits to racing a marathon in them

Nikolay Chavkin in the video below did 3x1000, first two in Adidas carbon-fiber models, the last one in Crocs. Surprised by the result (2:52, 2:52, 2:50) with the fastest interval done in Crocs, he committed to racing a marathon in Crocs if the video gets 42K likes and 195 comments (for 42 km 195 m, the marathon distance). Nikolay's current marathon PR is 2:14:00. The video was created by a Russian sporting goods store chain. Their moto is "more sports - brighter life", which we think is wonderful, and also deserves a Like. If you want to see a fast marathon in Crocs, go to the video and click the Like button. And make sure to share it with your friends.

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7.5 miles. Hood route. 6:30 am Start. 75 deg., 94% hum., 73 d.p. Almost chilly compared to yesterdaay. Today had thunder in the distance, so rain is on the way. Fairly slow stuff today, but after missing the last 2 Sundays, I'm happy to get a run in today.

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6 am. 3.5 miles. Hood route.

The results of the summer bike ride challenge for June came out. Both boys were less than happy that they did not have the highest mileage (they were 2nd and 3rd). I knew as soon as football conditioning pracice started, they were going to drop off in milage. Anyhow, we did 5.5 more on the Legacy Trail tonight. Both boys have 15.5 for July, so far. Oh yeah, the kid that won the bike had 12.3 miles.

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7.5 miles. Hood Route. 6 am start. Threatening to rain, but never quite getting there the whole run.

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7.5 miles. Hood Route. 6 am start. Celery Mound tomorrow.

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There is a lot to cover today, so let's get to it:

5:45am: 5.5 miles. Hood Route. light rain.

6 pm: Celery mound. 1.5 up. (10) x 0.1 hill sprints, jog down. 1.5 down. Light rain until Rep #4, then downpour until Rep #8, Then light rain for the cool down, then rain stopped altogether back at my car. It was awesome. Watching the rain roll in from on top of my mini-mountain was really cool.  No running tomorrow. Going for 16.25 Saturday again.

Then I went home and had a great dinner with the family. (Once again, I am so happy I no longer have the night job.) Then this happened:

Jackfruit is the sweetest naturally occurring food I have ever eaten. It tastes like Juicy Fruit Gum. The texture is bizzare, as well. A bit stringy, a bit custard-y, a bit slimy. It is almost TOO sweet. So we made some into smoothies, and that was easier to handle. I have, like, 10 pounds of Jack Fruit now. This was a really neat experience.

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5:45 am start - Hood route to Legacy Trail to Circus Bridge and back. I knew this run was going to be bad when I left the driveway. I was still a bit sore from the hill stuff Thursday, and the temp / hum. / d.p. thing - I don't even want to know. I am starting to think that maybe I should wait until sunrise to start. The moisture seems to break up a slight bit after sunrise.

I felt like giving up at 3.75 miles, and then walked for a bit. The canals on both sides of the Legacy Trail are flooded out, which usually means bugs, but today, it meant frogs. Frogs singing at a volume similar to a space shuttle departure. Stopped again at the Roberts bay bridge. There was a huge gator hanging out under the bridge, which is wierd, because that is less than a mile to the gulf. That's salt water, not brackish. I guess all the rain changed some of that. Started raining in full sun with 2 miles to go. But by then, I was already too far wasted for it to do me any good. Then with 1.5 miles to go, some goats had got out from one of the farms I pass. They were standing in the sidewalk, bleating at me. That's unusual.

So short story long, even though the run itself was miserable, I feel very fortunate to experience the stuff I did this morning. Jack Fruit Smoothie Recovery Drink? Yes, please!

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