The Perils of Self Betterment

July 2013

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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
130.10
Virrata Miles: 33.00Kinvara2 The 3rd Miles: 6.30Kinvara3 II Miles: 33.30Mt101 The 2nd Miles: 20.00Kinvara3 III Miles: 17.50Kinvara3 Miles: 8.00MR00 Miles: 5.00Kinvara2 The 2nd Miles: 7.00
Weight: 0.00
Total Distance
7.00

 7 miles from work - minority/sherwood/valeria loop. 4 x 30 second hill reps on golden ave. 8:52 avg.

6 months of downtime is over, back to running again. it's good to take some breaks here and there, but i let myself get completely out of shape this year. in times past, it was easy to whip myself back into condition. but this time has been a long slow slog. so remember kids, and by kids i mean those over 40 years old: if you're currently fit...STAY FIT!!

WT 39.3 miles

Virrata Miles: 7.00
Weight: 0.00
Comments(2)
Total Distance
6.30

6.3 miles. boardwalk loops at the nature preserve. recent bout of insomnia has me running in the heat lately. 93F didn't feel too bad.

WT 35.3 miles

Kinvara2 The 3rd Miles: 6.30
Weight: 0.00
Comments(2)
Total Distance
6.00

6 miles from work - minority/golden/colonial loop. 8:45 avg.

WT 33.3 miles

 

Kinvara3 II Miles: 6.00
Weight: 0.00
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Total Distance
7.00

7 miles on the buffalo ranch trail. got started around 11:30 am. it's funny how some days i can run in 90+ degree heat and feel great, but today with 80F i felt all beat down by the sun.9:12 avg.

WT 36.3 miles

Mt101 The 2nd Miles: 7.00
Weight: 0.00
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Total Distance
11.30

11.3 miles. rio grande - north. 8:56 avg.

WT 42.6 miles

Kinvara3 II Miles: 11.30
Weight: 0.00
Comments(3)
Total Distance
8.00

easy 8 from work to the hs track, many laps, then back.

WT 38.6 miles

Virrata Miles: 8.00
Weight: 0.00
Comments(1)
Total Distance
6.20

6.2 miles from work - minority/church loop. 8:17 avg.

felt better today than i have in...weeks?

WT 38.5 miles

Kinvara3 III Miles: 6.20
Weight: 0.00
Comments(1)
Total Distance
8.00

8 miles - wasatch to golden for 16 x 30 second hill reps, then another 5 miles easy on the church/minority/frontage/hs track configuration.

WT 40.5 miles

Kinvara3 Miles: 8.00
Weight: 0.00
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Total Distance
7.00

7 miles

Virrata Miles: 7.00
Weight: 0.00
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Total Distance
3.30

3.3 miles - long run aborted. was going to run 12 today. felt pretty poopy right from the start and just got worse. 

WT 32.5 miles

Kinvara3 III Miles: 3.30
Weight: 0.00
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Total Distance
7.00

7 miles - wasatch/adamswood/golden/church. 8:42 avg.

WT 25.3 miles

* Nevels doppelganger sighting.

Kinvara3 II Miles: 7.00
Weight: 0.00
Comments(1)
Total Distance
5.00

5 miles - frontage/church/golden/valeria/colonial/wasatch/gentile/earth loop.

WT 22.3 miles


Virrata Miles: 5.00
Weight: 0.00
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Total Distance
5.00

hot-n-easy 5 miles on the boardwalk at the nature preserve. everything this week is going really well, except for getting the running in. this is the plight of the hobby jogger.

WT 20.3 miles

*the garmin 205 that i've had since i started this blog almost 5 years ago finally gave up the ghost. almost 13,000 miles of running and i never had any issues with it (i dropped it on concrete once and lost the audio, but after a while the audio came and went randomly. also, just once could i not get the satellite to load, i have no idea why). i was still getting 10+ hours on the battery between charges right up to the end. now i'm watchless until the new one arrives.

*though only a hobby jogger, and running about 1/4 of the mileage i ran last year, my weight, after shooting up 10 pounds by the end of March, is now back down to within a pound of what it was in december after having run 370+ days in a row. i attribute this to good ol' calorie reduction (much less carbs), which is easy to manage when you're not really running any miles.

MR00 Miles: 5.00
Weight: 0.00
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Total Distance
8.00

easy 8 on the buffalo ranch trail. 10 am start, hot.

WT 25 miles

Mt101 The 2nd Miles: 8.00
Weight: 0.00
Comments(2)
Total Distance
4.00

4 miles on the MFT. so my current excuse for running such low mileage lately is that i'm caught up in a quagmire of "not-sleeping-therefore-not-running". but i'm not sure which came first. am i not sleeping because i'm not running enough to be tired out at night? or am i going through some kind of insane insomnia cycle that leaves me too worn out to run each day?either way, it's not enjoyable.

WT 17 miles

Kinvara3 II Miles: 4.00
Weight: 0.00
Comments(1)
Total Distance
6.00

6 miles - golden/rainbow.

WT 18 miles

Virrata Miles: 6.00
Weight: 0.00
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Total Distance
8.00

easy 8 - frontage/minority/golden/colonial/whitesides elementary/wasatch...loop.

WT 26 miles

Kinvara3 III Miles: 8.00
Weight: 0.00
Comments(4)
Total Distance
5.00

5 miles - easy progression run on the buffalo ranch trail. splits: 9:37, 9:12, 9:02, 8:50, 8:07

WT 23 miles

Mt101 The 2nd Miles: 5.00
Weight: 0.00
Comments(1)
Total Distance
7.00

7 miles / 8:32 avg. boardwalk loops at the nature preserve. didn't set out to do a progression run but things started leaning that way so i just went with it. splits: 9:31, 8:56, 8:33, 8:27, 8:17, 8:04, 8:00.

WT 30 miles

Kinvara2 The 2nd Miles: 7.00
Weight: 0.00
Comments(1)
Total Distance
5.00

5 miles / 8:39 avg. - minority serpentine. last mile @ 8:15

WT 31 miles

 

Kinvara3 II Miles: 5.00
Weight: 0.00
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Total Distance
130.10
Virrata Miles: 33.00Kinvara2 The 3rd Miles: 6.30Kinvara3 II Miles: 33.30Mt101 The 2nd Miles: 20.00Kinvara3 III Miles: 17.50Kinvara3 Miles: 8.00MR00 Miles: 5.00Kinvara2 The 2nd Miles: 7.00
Weight: 0.00
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