The Perils of Self Betterment

July 23, 2019

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Member Since:

Jan 17, 2008



Goal Type:


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


Short-Term Running Goals:

reacquaint myself with my long lost running freak, and then proceed to get my running freak on


Huntsville Full Monte - 9-21-2019 (first maratahon in seven years)

Long-Term Running Goals:

keep running



born in 1964. married 22 years. one wife two dogs 

6 ft tall, nation wide

“Make friends with pain and you’ll never be alone.”



Miles:This week: 4.00 Month: 122.00 Year: 709.00
Mt101 Lifetime Miles: 500.80
Mt101 The 2nd Lifetime Miles: 539.20
Green A5's Lifetime Miles: 149.50
MR00 Lifetime Miles: 158.70
Treadmillio Shoes Lifetime Miles: 570.00
Stillnotmads (2) Lifetime Miles: 500.50
Rednotevenmad2 Lifetime Miles: 230.00
Kinvara9 Lifetime Miles: 251.00
Kinvara9painted Lifetime Miles: 154.00
Graynine Lifetime Miles: 13.00
Total Distance

14 miles / 1:53:36 / 8:06 avg. Commute run from work. Upper 30's temp, wind around 10 MPH from the W (mostly cross wind for me), mostly sunny.

1/2 marathon PR by about 2:40! 13.1 miles in 1:45:56 (8:05 avg.)

After the first 4 miles, I realized I was feeling pretty good and decided to do a 6 mile tempo at my goal half marathon pace. After mile ten, I had finished the tempo portion and let off the pace but realized I was in for a good HM PR on today's training run so I tried to keep pushing a bit.

The funny thing is I almost called off the run today because I woke up this morning feeling a little nauseous and my joints were sore. Also, I didn't start the run until 1:00 PM, and I spent most of the day whining and obsessing about the crappy weather. Fortunately I decided to go ahead and get a run in because it went really well!

Mile splits: 8:31, 8:17, 8:21, 8:29, {7:56, 7:46, 7:48, 7:56, 7:48, 7:45,} 8:13, 8:15, 8:00, 8:24.

Also the last 10 miles of this run constitute a PR of 1:19:58 for 10 miles. Just a hair under 8:00 avg. pace. Nice.




Junk Shoes Miles: 14.00
Weight: 0.00
From Lysa on Sat, Apr 03, 2010 at 19:10:01 from

very nice!!! you are going to kick some butt on the 1/2! awesome!

From april27 on Sun, Apr 04, 2010 at 10:35:02 from

Yeah PR! I never PR during my training runs! You are so lucky. It seems I save all of that for race day and then really surprise myself!

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