The Perils of Self Betterment

June 2019

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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

 

Huntsville  HALF Monte (because i'm half the man i used to be lol!) 9-21-2019

Long-Term Running Goals:

keep running

 

Personal:

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: 0.00 Month: 62.00 Year: 938.00
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: 251.00
Kinvara9 Lifetime Miles: 339.00
Kinvara9painted Lifetime Miles: 217.00
Graynine Lifetime Miles: 59.00
Vapor4's Lifetime Miles: 3.00
Kinvara5 Lifetime Miles: 8.00
Total Distance
212.00
Kinvara9 Miles: 99.00Treadmillio Shoes Miles: 13.00Kinvara9painted Miles: 77.00Graynine Miles: 13.00Rednotevenmad2 Miles: 7.00Green A5's Miles: 3.00
Weight: 166.05
Total Distance
12.00

12 miles - lower 48/emerald (got to the park around mile 7 and the water fountain was ON) /wasatch (with laps at crestview and whitesides)

slept poorly and little last night and had all but written off running this morning but decided to at least go for a short one. once out there though i started feeling good and ended up running my planned miles at a better than planned pace.

810am - overcast, northern breeze, low 60's

WT 43 miles

Kinvara9 Miles: 12.00
Weight: 0.00
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Total Distance
3.00

3 miles of general maintenance on the treadmill with the Dandy Warhols

130pm - tm

WT 46 miles

Treadmillio Shoes Miles: 3.00
Weight: 0.00
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Total Distance
6.00

6 miles - owenslobsviewsatch

8am - sun, low 60's

WT 44 miles

Kinvara9painted Miles: 6.00
Weight: 0.00
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Total Distance
6.00

6 miles - walgreens/cemetery loop

730am - sun, low 60's

WT 44 miles

Kinvara9 Miles: 6.00
Weight: 165.00
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Total Distance
4.00

4 miles - lobster/crestview - the legs were not having any of it this morning

742am - mostly sun, mid 60's

WT 39 miles

Kinvara9painted Miles: 4.00
Weight: 0.00
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Total Distance
11.00

am - easy 8 - bassackwards rainbow loop w/crestview laps

730am - mostly cloudy, a few raindrops, breezy, mid 60's

pm - 3 on the treadmill - pretty tired today. trying to build up the miles as quick as my old man body will let me. it used to take just a few weeks to ramp up to 50+ mpw. currently, i've put three months of focused effort into it and still haven't gotten there, but will hit 50 mpw in another week or two - not complaining though. i'm really grateful to be able to run, and to physically improve. i know guys my age who are havng just the opposite experience with their physical lives. running is like a fountain of youth.

3pm - tm

WT 46 miles

Treadmillio Shoes Miles: 3.00Graynine Miles: 8.00
Weight: 0.00
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Total Distance
5.00

5 miles - rainbow loop - 2.25 miles easy, 10 x "30 second" hill reps on golden ave, 1 mile cd

745am - sun, mid 60's

WT 47 miles

Kinvara9 Miles: 5.00
Weight: 0.00
Comments(2)
Total Distance
8.00

8 miles - big adamswood loop -

810am - mostly sun breeze out of the north and much cooler than the last several days with temps around 50F

WT 43 miles

Kinvara9painted Miles: 8.00
Weight: 166.80
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took a rest day after 13 days in a row. took a drive up the canyon for the first outdoor concert of the season at snowbasin. huge crowds up there, i guess that's the new normal now. the refillable beer mugs are smaller but cost more also, go figure. still worth it.

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11.00

11 miles - lower 48/walgreens/cemetery/wasatch - i started the run hoping to be up for 8 miles, shortly into the run i realised that i felt really good and should run 10. then i recalled how everytime i feel good like this on a run i always regret not doing a little more so i went ahead and ran 11 miles. my last mile was the quickest at 8:36

720am - sun, mid to upper 50's

WT 45 miles

Kinvara9 Miles: 11.00
Weight: 0.00
Comments(1)
Total Distance
7.00

7 uncomfortable miles - double church/lower minority/lower gordon/rainbow/fairfield/wasatch

755am - sun, lower 60's

WT 46 miles

Rednotevenmad2 Miles: 7.00
Weight: 0.00
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Total Distance
10.00

10 miles - owens / easy st. to gordon, east to fort lane, north to hwy 193 and back to antelope, then east to fairfield, south to familiar territory again. today i ran on several roads i've never run on before in spite of running around these parts for 18 years. it was refreshing. i promised myself at least six miles but again felt good and kept going. around 7.5 miles i started bonking. mile 9 was a 10:16, i was cooked. todays run was the hardest so far in this current buildup, which makes me very happy because i know running with discomfort will make me stronger in the long run.

52 miles for the week ending today! this is the first time i have run at least 50 miles in a one week period since april 2015 - over 4 years ago. so pleased with todays run. this is exactly what i have been working towards for the last three months.

745am sun, mid to upper 60's

WT 52 miles

Kinvara9 Miles: 10.00
Weight: 0.00
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Total Distance
4.00

4 miles - lobster/baptist/wasatch

8am - sun, upper 60's

WT 45 miles

Kinvara9painted Miles: 4.00
Weight: 167.00
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5.00

5 miles - lobster/crestview/wasatch - felt stronger today than i have the last couple of weeks

overcast, low 60's

WT 45 miles

 

Graynine Miles: 5.00
Weight: 165.40
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14.00

14 miles - rio grand parkway north out and back (including 2 miles at ellison park elementary on the way out) - legs were dull from the start and never really came around. not sore or anything just not there, flat. otherwise felt great and just plowed through

720am - sun, mid 60's to low 70's

WT 51 miles

Kinvara9 Miles: 14.00
Weight: 0.00
Comments(2)
Total Distance
8.00

easy 8 - owens/lobster/crestview/gordon to church/wasatch - 9:27 avg pace for the run. last mile@8:22

725am - sun, mid 60's

WT 48 miles

Kinvara9painted Miles: 8.00
Weight: 0.00
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8.00

easy 8 - gordon/church/rainbow/walgreens/cemetery/whitesides/wasatch - 9:47 avg. last mile was the quickest@8:30

8am - sun, mid 60's

WT 49 miles

Kinvara9 Miles: 8.00
Weight: 0.00
Comments(2)
Total Distance
10.00

10 miles - big fort lane loop - in mile 8 i did 6x30 second hill reps on golden ave - this run felt very hard today. my recent increase in volume has me running pretty slow everyday but i know that eventually my body will break through and my paces will come down if i stick with it.

720am - sun, mid to upper 60's

WT 49 miles

Kinvara9painted Miles: 10.00
Weight: 0.00
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Total Distance
10.00

7 miles - gordon/church/rainbow/whitesides(6 loops)/wasatch - felt a lot better today than the last couple -  9:07 avg - last mile@830

755am - sun, mid 60's

3 miles in the afternoon on the treadmill - very slow - it's not too hot outside or anything but i want to keep sprinkling in a few treadmill miles every week to increase my volume but take some of the impact off my legs

130pm - tm

WT 55 miles

Green A5's Miles: 3.00Kinvara9 Miles: 7.00
Weight: 0.00
Comments(1)
Total Distance
4.00

4 miles - church/rainbow/fairfield/wasatch

745am - sun, low 50's (nice little cold front moved in for today/tmrw)

WT 54 miles

Kinvara9painted Miles: 4.00
Weight: 0.00
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12.00

12 miles - owens/crestview/gordon/fortlaneoutnback/fairfiled/adamswood/whitesides/wasatch

felt blah again today - no doubt adaptation is to blame -

730am - sun, low to mid 50's

WT 52 miles

Kinvara9 Miles: 12.00
Weight: 0.00
Comments(1)
Total Distance
6.00

6 miles - owens/lobster/crestview/wasatch - cut back planned for this week

730am - sun, low 60's

WT 50 miles

Kinvara9 Miles: 6.00
Weight: 0.00
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Total Distance
7.00

7 miles on the treadmill - 2 mi wu, 20 x 1 min on/off (on@8 min pace/off@930ish), left with about 1/2 mile cooldown for 7 miles

330pm - tm

WT 49 miles

Treadmillio Shoes Miles: 7.00
Weight: 0.00
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Total Distance
10.00

10 miles - gordon/fortlane/antelope/rainbow/wasatch

730am - sun, low to mid 70's, warm but a nice breeze helped

WT 49 miles

Kinvara9painted Miles: 10.00
Weight: 0.00
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Total Distance
4.00

4 miles - o-lobster-b loop

740am - partly cloudy, windy, mid 70's

WT 43 miles

Kinvara9 Miles: 4.00
Weight: 0.00
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Total Distance
7.00

7 miles - lobster/gordon/fortlane/goldenrainbow/wasatch

740am - sun, low 70's

WT 46 miles

Kinvara9painted Miles: 7.00
Weight: 0.00
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Total Distance
4.00

4 miles - gordon loop

810am - sun, mid 60's

WT 38 miles

Kinvara9 Miles: 4.00
Weight: 0.00
Comments(4)
Total Distance
16.00

16 miles on the buffalo ranch trail - i haven't been out here in about 4 years i think. it's a 3.7 ish mile loop thats relatively flat and has a nice pea gravel surface. temps in the mid to upper 70's but it was mostly cloudy and breezy which took the edge off the warmth. i was hoping for maybe a couple of more miles today but nothing ever really came together and i stopped at sixteen. again, had plenty of energy, no pains or niggles, just sort of flat...was hoping things would sync up but it never happened and as a result i was moving pretty slow - still, happy to get it done. - 9:56 avg

i met all my micro goals for the month of june by running at least 200 miles (212), getting a 50 mile week (i hit a high of 55 somewhere in there), and a "long" run of 15 miles (16). so things are moving along according to plan, i'm healthy, no injuries, just a little tired. anitcipating some sort of "breakthrough" along the way where a faster pace feels effortless and a 20 miler feels easy - or maybe that's too much to ask at 55 years old...time will tell

650am - mostly cloudy, mid to upper 70's

WT 54 miles

Kinvara9painted Miles: 16.00
Weight: 0.00
Comments(6)
Total Distance
212.00
Kinvara9 Miles: 99.00Treadmillio Shoes Miles: 13.00Kinvara9painted Miles: 77.00Graynine Miles: 13.00Rednotevenmad2 Miles: 7.00Green A5's Miles: 3.00
Weight: 166.05
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