The Perils of Self Betterment

February 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 - 1,058

 

Short-Term Running Goals:

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

run faster

increase mileage in the Spring 

keep running

 

 

 

Long-Term Running Goals:

run

 

Personal:

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

6 ft tall, nation wide

"Engaging in a little suffering — however self-imposed, arbitrary and contrived — before breakfast each morning tends to demand some humility and injects some marked relief into the rest of the day, making things sharper, more inspired, more immediately aware of the powerful presence of being. And that seems really worthwhile." A. Krupicka

 

 

 

Miles:This week: 0.00 Month: 38.00 Year: 38.00
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: 275.00
Kinvara9 Lifetime Miles: 420.00
Kinvara9painted Lifetime Miles: 292.00
Graynine Lifetime Miles: 146.00
Vapor4's Lifetime Miles: 3.00
Kinvara5 Lifetime Miles: 52.00
Total Distance
226.80
Musha 2 Miles: 85.50Bandito's (2) Miles: 41.50Bandito's Miles: 51.50Junk Shoes Miles: 18.70Mt101 Miles: 4.20Hyperspeed 4 Miles: 6.00Montrail Rockridge Miles: 14.40Asics DS 13 Miles: 5.00
Weight: 0.00
Total Distance
11.50

11.5 miles / 8:52 avg. From work. Sunny, windy (no joke), 15F.

WT 54.5 miles

Musha 2 Miles: 11.50
Weight: 0.00
Comments(5)
Total Distance
8.20

8.2 miles / easy. From work. It was sunny and cold.

WT 48.7 miles

Bandito's (2) Miles: 8.20
Weight: 0.00
Comments(4)
Total Distance
10.30

10.3 miles / 8:46 avg. From work. Sunny, cold. Not as cold as yesterday, but still, cold.

WT 59 miles.

Bandito's Miles: 10.30
Weight: 0.00
Comments(5)
Total Distance
0.00

No excuse for not running today.

Maybe a short run tonight.

Weight: 0.00
Comments(6)
Total Distance
18.10

18.1 miles / 2:36:52 / 8:40 avg. Extended commute run home. Overcast 42F. 

3 mi. WU  - 8:47, 8:43, 8:36

6 miles @ MP (target pace 8:30 per mile) -  8:24, 8:31, 8:26, 8:21, 8:22, 8:12 (50:16 / 8:23 avg).

2 rest miles - 9:10, 9:28

4 miles @ MP - 8:34, 8:26, 8:11, 8:09 (33:20 / 8:20 avg).

3 miles CD - 9:20, 9:29, 8:47

Felt okay today. Not super or anything. I basically rag dolled my way through the last 3 miles. No fuel during the run. I stopped for water at the fairground at about mile 9 and mile 14.

WT 56.1 miles

Musha 2 Miles: 18.10
Weight: 0.00
Comments(4)
Total Distance
0.00

In light of all the Plank-mania sweeping the blog as of late, I decided to try my first one, ever. After about a minute and a half I stopped, and have determined that you planksters are all masochists!

Weight: 0.00
Comments(5)
Total Distance
7.00

7 miles / easy recovery run. Occasionally sunny, temps in the mid 40's, lot's of wind out of the south. One mile boardwalk loops at the nature preserve.

WT 55.1 miles

So I registered for the Buffalo Run 50 miler today. Guess I'd better increase my Fruit Loop consumption.

Bandito's Miles: 7.00
Weight: 0.00
Comments(8)
Total Distance
12.40

AM - 8.2 miles / Super Easy. From work. Sun, cold, some wind.

PM - 4.2 miles on the fire break road. Dark, cold, windy, headlamp, dog. I had my first fall of the season when some renegade rock popped up out of the ground. Fortunately I pitched forward instead of back and rolled out of it (as only a middle aged man can) relatively unscathed.

WT 55.9 miles

Junk Shoes Miles: 8.20Mt101 Miles: 4.20
Weight: 0.00
Comments(8)
Total Distance
0.00

Feeling a little funkified today so I'm going to skip the run. Sore throat, run down, malaise  in the head etc. 

In addition, this is our busiest time of the year at work (floral), so running is somewhat on the back burner. I'll find a way to squeeze in some mileage though, but probably only 3 or 4 days running this week.

Weight: 0.00
Comments(5)
Total Distance
12.00

12 miles / 8:42 avg.. From work. Mostly cloudy, windy, and cold.

Still feeling a little bit of the funk, but I got a solid 9 hours of sleep last night and felt okay for the run today.

WT 49.5 miles

Bandito's Miles: 12.00
Weight: 0.00
Comments(5)
Total Distance
19.20

AM - 9.2 miles / Easy pace. Commute run into work. GREAT weather this morning. 

PM - 10 more easy paced miles commuting home. Sun and temps in the upper 40's.

WT 50.6 miles

Bandito's (2) Miles: 10.00Musha 2 Miles: 9.20
Weight: 0.00
Comments(4)
Total Distance
0.00

Definition # 373 for IRONY: having piles of time all Winter long to run in sub-freezing weather, but when the first mid-winter 60F degree days come, being too busy with work to get out on a run.

Weight: 0.00
Comments(5)
Total Distance
10.50

10.5 miles / Easy commute run home the majority of which was into the wind. Mostly sun, 58F. First run in months with short sleeves, no gloves, and no hat or cap. Felt a little weird the first couple of miles.

WT 41.7 miles

Junk Shoes Miles: 10.50
Weight: 0.00
Comments(2)
Total Distance
6.50

6.5 miles / Breaking wind at an easy pace. Ran from work. Nice temps.

WT 48.2 miles

Musha 2 Miles: 6.50
Weight: 0.00
Comments(2)
Total Distance
12.20

12.2 miles / 8:34 avg. From work. Mostly sunny, temps in the mid 30's. I've been really dragging lately, and today was no exception. I've been battling some weird cold for the last month. It doesn't ever seem to completely go away, and I've felt run down. I was hoping that with the light mileage during the last week or so I would be up for a good workout. I tried today but never really felt any smoothness or got into a good place. My right piriformis (?) has been nagging at me over the last year but really started to be a hindrance on todays run. It felt worse during my slow miles. 

Anyway, my small workout went like this: 3 mile warm up then 3 x 1 mile @ HM pace (7:34, 7:50, 7:53). 1 mile rest, then 2 x 1 mile @ HM pace (7:53, 7:55). 1 mile rest, then 1 mile @ HM pace (8:00). 1 mile cool down. As you can see, my intervals just got slower and slower as I just felt worse as the run continued. My rest miles were much slower than usual. Just didn't have it today so this makes me extra glad that I put some effort into the run. Made for good practice trying to push through discomfort.

WT 48.4 miles

Bandito's Miles: 12.20
Weight: 0.00
Comments(3)
Total Distance
13.30

am - 7.3 miles / 11:32 avg. BST going North form the Kaysville Wilderness Park. Mostly cloudy, temps in the mid 40's. Great trail run to give my feet, legs, hips, and mind a break from the Winter roads. Dynamic trail conditions with soft packed snow, some mud, some dry rocky sections, and choppy ice in the canyon bottoms. Good debut for the new shoes. These are the first heavy shoes I've run in for a couple of years. I got them just for conditions like these. My minimal MT101's are great trail shoes, but better suited to dry trails. I thought these Montrails might be good for the 50 miler in March, depending on conditions come race day.

pm - 6 miles / 8:18 avg. In the dark on the Mystery Field Track with young dog under starry skies and temps in the low 40's. Unintentional progression run. Splits: 8:38, 8:25, 8:18, 8:16, 8:08, 8:06.

WT - 61.7 miles

Hyperspeed 4 Miles: 6.00Montrail Rockridge Miles: 7.30
Weight: 0.00
Comments(6)
Total Distance
0.00

I was going to run today. But now I'm not. Koo-koo-ka-choo.

Weight: 0.00
Comments(3)
Total Distance
7.10

7.1 miles / Easy snow slog. From home to the LPT out and back. Making tracks in 6 - 8" of fresh, wet, heavy snow. Temps in the 30's and snowing.

WT 49.6 miles

Montrail Rockridge Miles: 7.10
Weight: 0.00
Comments(1)
Total Distance
8.00

Easy 8 / 9:01 avg. From work. Mostly cloudy, temps in the mid 30's.

WT 57.6 miles

Musha 2 Miles: 8.00
Weight: 0.00
Comments(3)
Total Distance
15.30

15.3 miles / 8:46 avg. From work Mostly cloudy, temps in the low 40's, wind out of the south. Steady state run. Except for a couple of miles with bigger hills, my splits were within 10 seconds of each other.

WT 62.9 miles

Bandito's (2) Miles: 15.30
Weight: 0.00
Comments(4)
Total Distance
15.00

am - 10 miles / Bluff trail. Sun, 36F. This was an easy paced run. I was jogging along the bluff trail pretty slowly. At about mile 5 1/2 a runner passed me going the opposite direction. At around mile 6 1/4 I turned around and saw that he was now running the same direction as me and was less than a quarter mile back. I'm not competitive but I like using other runners to boost my own performance. So to make a long story short, the first 6 miles I averaged a 9:37 per mile pace. The last 4 miles I averaged 8:28 per mile. Avg. for the run: 9:09. 

pm - 5 miles at the MFT with both dogs. Dark, cold. 9:18 avg.

Since I infrequently run 70 miles in a one week period, please forgive my indulgent display of celebration: woo-hoo.

WT 70.9  miles

Asics DS 13 Miles: 5.00Musha 2 Miles: 10.00
Weight: 0.00
Comments(11)
Total Distance
0.00

Rest day.

Just signed up for the S.L. Half in April. The Buffalo Run 50 miler should be a good training run for the half. Lol!

Weight: 0.00
Comments(5)
Total Distance
10.00

10 miles. From house to LPT out and back. Overcast, temps in the low to mid 30's. Really hard to get out the door this morning. Really easy pace. Really glad I ran today.

WT 55.4 miles

Bandito's Miles: 10.00
Weight: 0.00
Comments(3)
Total Distance
22.20

22.2 miles / 9:09 avg. Bluff trail/roads all over north west Davis County (Clinton, West Point, Hooper etc). Lot's of horses and large pickups. Mostly cloudy, 30 degrees, unfriendly breeze out of the North. Felt okay today. Legs a little tired from the mileage this week. First stop at mile 13 at my vehicle where I took a drink of water and a bite of banana, grabbed my water bottle and a couple of Gu's and continued. I had Gu at miles 16 and 19. 

WT 77.6 miles

Musha 2 Miles: 22.20
Weight: 0.00
Comments(3)
Total Distance
8.00

Easy 8. From work. Mostly sunny, temps in the upper 30's, an at times hefty south wind.

Legs tired.

WT 70.5 miles

Bandito's (2) Miles: 8.00
Weight: 0.00
Comments(2)
Total Distance
226.80
Musha 2 Miles: 85.50Bandito's (2) Miles: 41.50Bandito's Miles: 51.50Junk Shoes Miles: 18.70Mt101 Miles: 4.20Hyperspeed 4 Miles: 6.00Montrail Rockridge Miles: 14.40Asics DS 13 Miles: 5.00
Weight: 0.00
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