The Perils of Self Betterment

July 23, 2019

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Member Since:

Jan 17, 2008



Goal Type:


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 Full Monte - 9-21-2019 (first maratahon in seven years)

Long-Term Running Goals:

keep running



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: 4.00 Month: 122.00 Year: 709.00
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: 230.00
Kinvara9 Lifetime Miles: 251.00
Kinvara9painted Lifetime Miles: 154.00
Graynine Lifetime Miles: 13.00
Total Distance

10.3 miles / 8:51 avg. 10 AM. Sunny, 68 degrees, quite a bit of wind. From work/Emerald park. Tired legs.

Hyperspeed 4 Miles: 10.30
Weight: 0.00
From Lysa on Tue, Apr 20, 2010 at 16:45:31 from

Will you PLEASE take an &%$# break??! sit down. take some breaths and eat some cake..pleeasee!

From JD on Tue, Apr 20, 2010 at 17:21:07 from

I'm sitting here eating pizza. Does that count?

From Carolyn in Colorado on Tue, Apr 20, 2010 at 17:37:08 from

I think that counts. I'm not surprised you're tired. It probably is time for you to take a break. Just for a day, though.

From JD on Tue, Apr 20, 2010 at 18:16:17 from

This is my last "high mileage" week before descending into taperland. I'm hoping for around 70 miles this week, then 50-60 the following week. Then 40-50 on the penultimate week before the 'thon. Then maybe 20 miles the final week, not counting the marathon miles.

This year I feel much LESS fatigued and worn down by the miles. Not only because I've got a more solid base this year, but also because I'm actually running less miles than I was last Spring. I just hope I've got enough endurance to go 26.2!

From Lysa on Tue, Apr 20, 2010 at 20:25:53 from

you should do an ultra

From auntieem on Tue, Apr 20, 2010 at 21:13:58 from

You will kick butt. Enjoy the great feelin' from those big mileage weeks!

From JD on Tue, Apr 20, 2010 at 21:28:32 from

Lysa - I honestly can't even comprehend how those ultras get done. I kn ow that I won't ever do one.

Which marathon are you shooting for?

Thanks Auntieem. I'll probably run some bigger mileage weeks this Summer. AND try for that 6:00 mile. Are you running Newport?

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