The Perils of Self Betterment

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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: 20.00 Month: 20.00 Year: 1163.00
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: 269.00
Kinvara9 Lifetime Miles: 396.00
Kinvara9painted Lifetime Miles: 273.00
Graynine Lifetime Miles: 129.00
Vapor4's Lifetime Miles: 3.00
Kinvara5 Lifetime Miles: 32.00
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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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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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
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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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Total Distance
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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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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