2018: A Base Odyssey

January 2011

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Location:

UT,

Member Since:

Jan 17, 2008

Gender:

Male

Goal Type:

Other

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 - 

 

Short-Term Running Goals:

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

Long-Term Running Goals:

keep running

 

Personal:

born in 1964. married 21 years. one wife two dogs 

6 ft tall, nation wide

 

 

 

Miles:This week: 6.00 Month: 25.00 Year: 974.00
Mt101 Lifetime Miles: 500.80
Mt101 The 2nd Lifetime Miles: 539.20
Green A5's Lifetime Miles: 100.50
MR00 Lifetime Miles: 158.70
Steenbergers Lifetime Miles: 480.00
Notevenmads Lifetime Miles: 452.00
Stillnotmads (2) Lifetime Miles: 443.50
Rednotevenmad Lifetime Miles: 297.50
Rednotevenmad2 Lifetime Miles: 146.00
Total Distance
228.10
GSS 3 Miles: 10.20Mt101 Miles: 6.00Junk Shoes Miles: 48.00Bandito's Miles: 43.10Hyperspeed 4 Miles: 13.00Bandito's (2) Miles: 29.30Asics DS 13 Miles: 13.00Musha 2 Miles: 56.50GSS 3 (2) Miles: 9.00
Weight: 0.00
Total Distance
10.20

10.2 miles / 8:48 avg. From home to the mystery field track for a few laps then back. Sunny, 18F.

WT 57.6 miles

GSS 3 Miles: 10.20
Weight: 0.00
Comments(2)
Total Distance
6.00

6 miles on the hard snow packed fire break road with the dog. Partly sunny, balmy 25F.

WT 55.1 miles

Mt101 Miles: 6.00
Weight: 0.00
Comments(3)
Total Distance
10.00

10 miles / 8:43 avg. From work. Mostly cloudy, 25F.

WT 56.9 miles

Junk Shoes Miles: 10.00
Weight: 0.00
Comments(5)
Total Distance
12.00

12 miles / 8:18 avg. Bluff trail. Overcast, 23F. Felt better today than I have in over a week. Refreshing. Still, took a while to warm up.

Splits:  8:29, 8:37, 8:44, 8:10, 8:17, 8:16, 8:10, 8:29, 8:06, 8:02, 8:37, 7:46

WT 55.2 miles

Bandito's Miles: 12.00
Weight: 0.00
Comments(6)
Total Distance
8.00

Easy 8. From work. SUN, 28F.

WT 57.2 miles

Hyperspeed 4 Miles: 8.00
Weight: 0.00
Comments(2)
Total Distance
10.00

10 miles / E-C pace. Bluff trail. Some sun, 23F.

Pretty much the most miserable run I can remember enduring in recent times.I had originally planned to run 8 but since it was going so poorly I thought I'd better do 10 and at least salvage some mileage from the effort.

WT 67.2 miles

Junk Shoes Miles: 10.00
Weight: 0.00
Comments(4)
Total Distance
0.00

7 days in a row = day off. Hopefully this little storm that's supposed to come in tomorrow will scrub some of the doo-doo out of the air.

Weight: 0.00
Comments(5)
Total Distance
10.00

10 miles / 8:23 avg. From work. Overcast, low 20's temp. I'm a broken record this week.

Splits: 8:37, 8:24, 8:21, 8:28, 8:18, 8:15, 8:42, 8:17, 8:24, 8:15

WT 56 miles

Bandito's (2) Miles: 10.00
Weight: 0.00
Comments(3)
Total Distance
5.00

5 miles easy at the Mystery Field Track with the young, large dog. Sun, 21F.

WT 55 miles

Asics DS 13 Miles: 5.00
Weight: 0.00
Comments(4)
Total Distance
0.00

Excuses for not running today:

1) I'm not really training for anything yet. (Though maybe I should be).

2) I've had this little lingering cold for two weeks that won't go away.

3) Every fiber of my being sais "don't run today" and I'm just not inclined to fight it.

WARNING: RAMBLE AHEAD.

Maybe I'm not cut out to be a high mileage runner. I hit a high week of 67 miles last Thursday, but I certainly won't be repeating that again this week. It seems like my body can handle 60-70 mpw for a couple of weeks in a row but then needs a break. Perhaps it's age and my mileage buildups just need to come slower.  It could be that I'm expecting too much after just a couple of solid years of running (really, 2 1/2 years). Maybe it will take four or five years before I can handle several 70-80 mile weeks in a row. For now I'll just keep plugging away as best as I can and hope that someday all the work will allow some breakthroughs here and there. The long term plan is to reach my running prime in my early 50's (I'm 46 yrs old). I've got to be patient and do it right; stay healthy, avoid injury. I'm certainly grateful to be healthy and running today.


Weight: 0.00
Comments(9)
Total Distance
0.00

Still sick.

Weight: 0.00
Comments(7)
Total Distance
10.00

10 miles / easy. From home, clark/glovers loop. 20F

WT 35 miles.

Musha 2 Miles: 10.00
Weight: 0.00
Comments(2)
Total Distance
8.50

8.5 miles / 8:50 avg. From work. 28 degrees and sunny.

WT 33.5 miles

Bandito's Miles: 8.50
Weight: 0.00
Comments(4)
Total Distance
4.00

4 miles / Trudge-a-palooza on the Bluff trail. Mostly sunny, 32F.

WT 37.5 miles

Bandito's (2) Miles: 4.00
Weight: 0.00
Comments(3)
Total Distance
13.10

13.1 miles / 1:46:44 / 8:09 avg. Overcast, 38F. Started at the nature preserve in west farmington and did the glovers/clarke loop. Nice to have a good run after a week of poop running.

Splits: 8:19, 8:12, 8:24, 8:11, 8:13, 8:02, 8:11, 8:26, 8:02, 7:59, 8:15, 7:59, 7:50, + .1 @ 7:00.

WT 40.6 miles

Musha 2 Miles: 13.10
Weight: 0.00
Comments(4)
Total Distance
5.00

Easy 5 at the MFT with dog. Light rain, 38F.

WT 40.6 miles

Hyperspeed 4 Miles: 5.00
Weight: 0.00
Comments(2)
Total Distance
10.00

10 miles / The Very Easy. Bluff trail. Kind of sunny, 41F.

WT 50.6 miles

Junk Shoes Miles: 10.00
Weight: 0.00
Comments(4)
Total Distance
0.00

No run today. Six runs in a row = day of rest. At least that's how I'm playing it this week.

Weight: 0.00
Comments(3)
Total Distance
12.00

AM - Easy 8 / 9:24 avg. Progression run. From work. Mostly sunny, 35F, windy out of the North. Proud of myself for exercising a little discipline over my pace today. If it's just for miles, and not a workout, there's no reason to push the pace.

Splits: 10:05, 9:53, 9:38, 9:27, 9:20, 9:07, 8:55, 8:42..

 

PM - 4 miles / Easy on the MFT after work with dog. Sun, 40F.

WT 52.6 miles

Asics DS 13 Miles: 4.00Musha 2 Miles: 8.00
Weight: 0.00
Comments(9)
Total Distance
12.60

12.6 miles / 8:36 avg. From work. Mostly sunny, 35F. All easy today except miles 7, 8, and 9, which I put more effort and focus into, so kind of like a 3 mile tempo @ HM pace.

Splits: 9:19, 8:51, 8:53, 8:37, 9:00, 8:52, 7:47, 7:47, 7:41, 8:58, 8:42, 8:40, + .6 @ 8:44.

WT 56.7 miles

Bandito's Miles: 12.60
Weight: 0.00
Comments(5)
Total Distance
5.00

Easy 5 miles on the LPT. Overcast, 40F.

WT 57.7 miles

GSS 3 (2) Miles: 5.00
Weight: 0.00
Comments(1)
Total Distance
17.40

17.4 miles. Long slow distance today. Where does endurance go? Commute run home from work. Cloudy, sunny, calm, windy, warm, chilly, and some light snow in the last mile. 9:12 avg.

WT 62 miles

Musha 2 Miles: 17.40
Weight: 0.00
Comments(4)
Total Distance
0.00

Not a runner today. Too bad because it's sunny and 40 degrees.

Weight: 0.00
Comments(3)
Total Distance
4.30

4.3 miles / easy. From work. Sunny 38F. Short on time and sleep today. Maybe more tonight.

WT 51.3 miles

Bandito's (2) Miles: 4.30
Weight: 0.00
Comments(5)
Total Distance
12.00

AM - Easy 8. Bluff trail. SNOW, 32F. 9:40 avg.

PM - 4 miles breaking trail on the fire break road with the dog. Headlamp and such. Really nice night. after snowing most of the day, the skies were mostly clear and the stars were crazy bright. 12:14 avg.

WT 63.3 miles

GSS 3 (2) Miles: 4.00Musha 2 Miles: 8.00
Weight: 0.00
Comments(9)
Total Distance
14.00

AM - 10 miles / 8:41 avg. From work. Overcast, 31F.

PM - 4 miles on the MFT with both dogs. Clear, dark, and temps in the low 30's.

WT 65.3 miles


Asics DS 13 Miles: 4.00Bandito's Miles: 10.00
Weight: 0.00
Comments(14)
Total Distance
0.00

Mesotired.

Weight: 0.00
Comments(5)
Total Distance
11.00

11 miles / 8:26 avg. From work. The sun eventually burned through the muck and it was pretty nice out there. Temps in the low 30's.

3 mile warm up. 6 x 1/2 mile with 1/2 mile easy in between. Shooting for 7:00 pace on the intervals: 3:30, 3:30, 3:32, 3:28, 3:34, 3:32. I've done zero speed work the last couple of months so this will have to do.

It's funny, I did 3 miles warm up, then the intervals which got me through mile 9, then one would presume that my last 2 miles would be a cool down pace, but my pace for the last two miles was the same as the interval miles.

Mile splits: 9:02, 8:54, 8:45, 7:57, 8:18, 8:15, 8:12, 8:21, 8:20, 8:22, 8:16.

WT 58.7 miles

Bandito's (2) Miles: 11.00
Weight: 0.00
Comments(4)
Total Distance
10.00

10 miles / 8:23 avg. LPT/Cattle rd. loop. Overcast 32F.

WT 51.3 miles

Junk Shoes Miles: 10.00
Weight: 0.00
Comments(9)
Total Distance
8.00

Easy 8. From work. Weathery and cold.

WT 55 miles

Junk Shoes Miles: 8.00
Weight: 0.00
Comments(3)
Total Distance
228.10
GSS 3 Miles: 10.20Mt101 Miles: 6.00Junk Shoes Miles: 48.00Bandito's Miles: 43.10Hyperspeed 4 Miles: 13.00Bandito's (2) Miles: 29.30Asics DS 13 Miles: 13.00Musha 2 Miles: 56.50GSS 3 (2) Miles: 9.00
Weight: 0.00
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