The Perils of Self Betterment

October 2008

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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
240.14
Asics 1130 Miles: 26.20Treadmill Shoe Miles: 18.21
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Total Distance
9.00

I've been a little flu-ish, or mono-ish the last couple of days and last night the symptoms started getting really bad, so I went into major rest mode. Went to bed geriatric style. When the alarm went off at 5:30, I woke up feeling much better but decided to play it safe, not run, and make up the run on Saturday. However, around 10:30, I saw a chance to steal away from work for a couple of hours, so I ran...in the heat...on the LPT. Nine miles, good pace, good times.

 

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Total Distance
10.17

5:30 am run from home to the LPT out and back. It seemed extra dark this morning. Felt very good today. Passed a cyclist who seemed quite upset that I didn't have a headlamp...

Didn't run yesterday, just wasn't in the cards. Hopefully I can run tommorrow to get six days for the week.

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Total Distance
6.10

I had a delivery to Log Haven in Millcreek Canyon today, since I live 40 miles away from there I don't get to run up there much anymore, so I took my running gear, made my delivery then ran on the Pipeline trail from Burch Hollow. I almost wussed out because of the rain, but decided to run in honor of the bloggers who ran SGM this morning. Only six miles but it was a blast! Rain, fog, fall colors, puddles, rocks, and fun.

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12.20

Got started at 11:30 am today. Easy, relaxing run from home to LPT (Legacy Parkway Trail). Mostly sunny, temps around 50 degrees. Felt really good the first 9 miles then sort of slid of the track. The nice thing about this aerobic conditioning is, even when I'm not feeling so great, my body can still maintain the run.

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8.50

Ran this afternoon on LPT. Clear skies, mid 60's. Had planned on 6 miles but felt pretty good today so added on. Another good day to be alive.

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6.20

Real nice and easy jog on the fire break road with the dogs this morning.

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10.05

Started from house at 6:30 am. Clear skies, 48 degrees. Long sleeves, gloves, shorts. Took 2 miles to get to LPT, 3 miles out and 3 miles back, 2 miles back home. Felt excellent this morning.

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6.40

This morning from the house, around the hood to the Jr. High field, then back around the hood, on the Lagoon trail, more hood, then home. A couple of tasty hills. Clear skies, 43 degrees. Shorts, long sleeves, gloves...and running shoes.

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Total Distance
7.50

Drove to LPT and ran 7.5 miles this afternoon. Overcast, 47 degrees, NW wind at 9 mph. Tailwind going out, chilly headwind coming back...brrr! Short sleeves, shorts, gloves. My fastest average pace to date.

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Total Distance
14.30

Got out around 1:00 pm for a run on the Legacy Parkway Trail (LPT). Light snow, overcast sky, 36 degrees. Long pants, short sleeves under long sleeves, gloves, hat. I felt over dressed but was thankful for the apparel after the breezes started picking up around mile six.

A really good run for me, Good pace. Felt energetic throughout the run. Legs started to get  a little crampy on the last mile or so.

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7.00

This afternoon on LPT. Mostly sunny, 45 degrees. Shorts, short sleeves. Felt sort of worn out before the run today...feel much better now.

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8.00

Ran south on the cattle rd 2 miles where I linked up to the LPT and continued south, then did a 180 and headed back north on the LPT till around 7 miles where I dismounted off the LPT and ran west down Glovers Lane to the cattle rd where my car was waiting, silently for me.

All around felt good. My right IT band flared up yesterday, but it behaved today. Perfect weather with sunshine and low 50's.

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Total Distance
6.50

Six and a half hillacious miles this morning on the fire break road. Clear skies, 40 degrees. Long sleeves, shorts, gloves and hat.

Rare sighting of another runner out there, I saw her last week too. In the ten years or so that I've been either hiking, running or biking on the fire break road, I can probably count on one hand the number of other runners I've seen there. So it's always cool to see another.

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Total Distance
11.55

Started early this morning, ran from the house to LPT out and back then back home. The machine worked well this morning. The moon played the role of mother natures' headlamp...batteries included.

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Total Distance
6.25

Very easy run with the dogs, on leash, around the hood/jr high field. Running with two dogs on leashes is kind of un-fun. Dropped the dogs off at home after 4.5 miles and ran free to 6.25.

And so ends another week of running with James in Funkytown, USA.

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Total Distance
17.25

Started around 8:30 am. Ran from the house to Legacy Parkway Trail, out and back home. Beautiful weather with clear skies and temps between 50 to 60 degrees. Wore short sleeves, shorts and gloves. Carried small, hand held water bottle. Gu at miles 6, 10, and 14.5.  Didn't feel warmed up until around mile 4, then pretty good until the tenth mile. Hit a pretty rough patch around mile 10, but knew that like the ravioli I ate last night, that I chased with a tall glass of chocolate milk, this too would pass. Struggled a bit until the last couple of miles, which were the fastest of the run.

Very happy to have run long today. Very happy it's done.

 

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Total Distance
6.50

Run this afternoon on LPT. Clear skies and warm, 70+ degrees. Good recovery from long run yesterday.

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10.20

Ran late this afternoon on LPT, out and back. Tailwind out, headwind back. Clear skies, 52 degrees.

No strength or energy today. Just a grin and bear it kind of run.

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Total Distance
6.25

Slow, easy run on ye olde fire break road this morning.

It was cold (30 degrees).

I'm feeling rather trashed this week. Gotta take the good with the bad.

 

Tonight:

100 situps  /  20 pushups

I want to start doing situps and pushups more consistently so I'm going to post them here and hopefully that will help motivate...

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8.40

Easy eight (point four) on the LPT late this afternoon. Clear skies, low 50's.

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0.00

No run today. Run tommorrow.

The soles are the things on the shoes that make contact with the road...

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11.66

Run from the house this morning to LPT with Chad. Clear skies, upper 30's. Good pace for me today. Excellent run. Excellent conversation.

My first 60 mile week.

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Total Distance
6.25

Started around 9:30 am. From the house to the Jr. High. The first two miles with Annie, then I ran some more around the field and around the neighborhood to home. Nice easy jog. Beautiful weather these days. 

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8.50

Standard out and back this afternoon on the LPT. Legs really needed the run today, they recommend (not too subtly) some new stretches I might want to try tonight.

The weather continues to fall into the perfect category.

Asics 1130 Miles: 9.00
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Total Distance
10.21

Good run from the house late this afternoon to the LPT out and back. Great weather, a little warm at 68 degrees but I can't complain about that at the end of October. Right?

Treadmill Shoe Miles: 10.21
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8.15

Same route as yesterday afternoon, but not as far. Felt great this morning in spite of the back to back runs. Clear skies, low forties.

I think I did some striders...maybe, I'm not sure. I did four 30 second "surges" with 30 second recovery inbetween. They weren't sprints, just faster and I tried to hold my form and relax. I just don't know if 30 seconds is long enough or what. It did feel good to stretch my legs out a little anyway.

 

Asics 1130 Miles: 8.15
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Total Distance
9.05

Good run this afternoon on the fire break road. Clear skies, 70 degrees.

My pace on these hilly runs is non-existent, but I believe it's good to get in the strength work, plus sharpening coordination skills needed to negotiate around rocks, up and down hills etc.

Asics 1130 Miles: 9.05
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8.00

This morning from the house to the LPT, out amd back. Partly cloudy, 60 degrees, slight breezes.

Legs really tired after yesterday afternoons trail run. After warming up though I felt pretty darn good.

My non-blogular mileage for the week ending today is over 61 miles. I'm looking forward to a day of rest tommorrow.

HAPPY HALLOWEEN!

Treadmill Shoe Miles: 8.00
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Total Distance
240.14
Asics 1130 Miles: 26.20Treadmill Shoe Miles: 18.21
Weight: 0.00
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