How Much Discomfort Can I Tolerate?!

April 01, 2023

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Member Since:

Nov 09, 2007



Goal Type:


Running Accomplishments:

  • 5k PR - 18:48 (7/04/08)
  • 8K PR - 33:46 (5/19/07, on trails)
  • 10k PR - I have not run a competitive 10K yet.
  • 12K PR - 50:10 (8/09/08)
  • 15K PR - 1:04:52 (3/22/08)
  • Marathon - Have run 1 trail marathon, (Grand Island) 3:55 (July 2007)
  • Ultra Marathons -
  • Farmdale 33.5 miles, 10/08 - 6:08
  • Riddle Run 28 Miles, 01/09 - 5:35 (run in 2-3 inches of snow)
  • Devil's Lake 50k, 07/09 - 6:22
  • Howl at the Moon 8 hour, 08/09 - 39.98 miles
  • North Country Trail Run 50 miles, 09/09 - 9:44
  • Farmdale 32 miles, 10/09 - 5:45
  • McNotAgain 30 Miles, 10/09 - 5:50
  • Red Rock Canyon Half, Las Vegas, 06/12 - 2:15

Short-Term Running Goals:

Keep running in the winter - 1st year in Eugene - fun!

Long-Term Running Goals:

Keep on Keeping on..


Moved to Eugene in Autumn, 2012 - Track city USA!

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Sun was out, a bit chilly (40), but had good energy, decided to do hard 200m, 100m jog, repeated, on the 1000m loop at the Amazon Trail. Did three loops, along the way I saw a group of U of O runners doing repeats, one guy was doing 1000m loops at what seemed to be 4:45-5:00 mile pace. I got in behind him during one of my 200m segments, was awed by his form, his feet so quick - yeah I kept up with him no problem, good thing I slowed down after 200m, because I was ready to collapse :) 

When I finished the 3 loops I did 5 exercise sets. Instead of walking home I wanted to do more running, so ran my usual route on the Rexius and backtracked to Sunshine Grocery.

One of my better workouts this winter. 

No sweets - Day 44

Meditation - Day 54 

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