The Perils of Self Betterment

November 2010

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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: 27.00 Month: 100.00 Year: 842.00
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: 242.00
Kinvara9 Lifetime Miles: 309.00
Kinvara9painted Lifetime Miles: 194.00
Graynine Lifetime Miles: 33.00
Vapor4's Lifetime Miles: 3.00
Total Distance
194.80
Bandito's Miles: 48.00Bandito's (2) Miles: 16.10Hyperspeed 4 Miles: 41.10Mt101 Miles: 24.50Junk Shoes Miles: 57.10Asics DS 13 Miles: 8.00
Weight: 0.00
Total Distance
5.00

5 miles / 8:52 avg. From work. Sun, 48 degrees. Nice and easy for a couple of days while my leg thingy works itself out. Felt much better today then yesterday.

Splits: 9:29, 9:03, 8:35, 8:28, 8:42.

WT 38.2 miles

Bandito's Miles: 5.00
Weight: 0.00
Comments(5)
Total Distance
8.00

8 miles / 8:38 avg. From work. Sun, temps in the low 40's. Accidental progression run. 

Splits: 9:25, 8:51, 8:34, 8:33, 8:33, 8:35, 8:20, 8:16.

WT 37.7 miles


Bandito's (2) Miles: 8.00
Weight: 0.00
Comments(5)
Total Distance
8.00

Easy 8 / 9:18 avg. Bluff trail from Jensen park. Sun, 58F.

WT 40.1 miles

Hyperspeed 4 Miles: 8.00
Weight: 0.00
Comments(4)
Total Distance
4.00

4 miles on the fire break road. Clear skies, 44 degrees. 11:15 avg.

WT 38.1 miles

Mt101 Miles: 4.00
Weight: 0.00
Comments(3)
Total Distance
8.00

8 miles from work. Sunny, 53 degrees. 8:49 avg.

WT 46.1 miles

Junk Shoes Miles: 8.00
Weight: 0.00
Comments(5)
Total Distance
11.30

11.3 miles /  2:09:34 / 11:28 avg. Ran the first 5.7 miles of the wasatch 100 course, out and back. Approx. 3,400 ft vert. Perfect, beautiful, November weather with mostly sunny sky and temps in the low to mid 60's. Awesome weather! Awesome run! 

WT 44.3 miles

Mt101 Miles: 11.30
Weight: 0.00
Comments(3)
Total Distance
7.20

7.2 miles / 8:54 avg. Overcast, heavy rain changing to snow. Temps 37F dropping to 33F. One mile boardwalk loops at the nature preserve.

WT 46.5 miles

 

Bandito's Miles: 7.20
Weight: 0.00
Comments(3)
Total Distance
9.10

9.1 miles / 1:16:21 / 8:23 avg. From work. Some light snow, some sun, mostly clouds. 35F.

Splits: 8:54, 8:35, 8:02, 8:27, 8:18, 8:23, 8:11, 8:21, 8:22

WT 47.6 miles

Junk Shoes Miles: 9.10
Weight: 0.00
Comments(2)
Total Distance
0.00

I forgot to run today.

Weight: 0.00
Comments(11)
Total Distance
11.00

11 miles / 1:35:00 / 8:38 avg. Bluff trail. Mostly sunny, 39F.

3 mi. warm up

6 x 1/2 mi. @ 5k pace (7:00) with 1/2 mi. rest. (splits: 3:33, 3:30, 3:29, 3:29, 3:30, 3:29)

2.5 mi. cool down.

 

WT 46.6 miles


Hyperspeed 4 Miles: 11.00
Weight: 0.00
Comments(3)
Total Distance
8.20

Easy 8 / unintentional yet not entirely unexpected progression run / 8:41 avg. Partly cloudy, 40F. From work.

Splits: 9:19, 8:52, 8:47, 8:47, 8:37, 8:29, 8:34, 8:14, + .2 mi. @ 8:06 pace.

WT 46.8 miles

Bandito's Miles: 8.20
Weight: 0.00
Comments(6)
Total Distance
0.00

No run today. A 35 mile week, yikes! Oh well, the break will do me good. I haven't slept well for two nights in a row, and I spent all morning installing a roof rack on my car and getting cold... 

Weight: 0.00
Comments(1)
Total Distance
7.00

7 miles / 56:44 / 8:06 avg. With wife and dogs and the track. Soupy, light rain, 38F.

Splits: 8:52, 8:07, 8:30, 8:31, 7:31, 7:48, 7:23.

WT 42.5 miles

Bandito's Miles: 7.00
Weight: 0.00
Comments(2)
Total Distance
8.10

Easy 8 / 9:15 avg. Bluff trail. Mostly sunny, 45F. North into a stiff headwind for 4 miles, then return with a nice cooling tailwind and sun in my face.

WT 43.4 miles

Bandito's (2) Miles: 8.10
Weight: 0.00
Comments(4)
Total Distance
12.10

12.1 miles / 8:39 avg. Mostly sunny, 40F. Ran from work, zig-zagged through the streets.

WT 46.4 miles

Hyperspeed 4 Miles: 12.10
Weight: 0.00
Comments(8)
Total Distance
9.00

9 miles / 8:43 avg. Easy progression run. Overcast, 54F, it's been windy all week but today seemed even more so. Preserving my nature running one mile boardwalk loops at the nature preserve.

Splits: 9:25, 9:04, 9:01, 8:56, 8:44, 8:33, 8:18, 8:04, 8:25.

WT 44.4 miles


Junk Shoes Miles: 9.00
Weight: 0.00
Comments(3)
Total Distance
5.10

5.1 miles trail run / 10:25 avg. Overcast, WINDY, 55F. Ran on the BST north out and back from Kaysville.

WT 41.3 miles

Mt101 Miles: 5.10
Weight: 0.00
Comments(3)
Total Distance
9.00

9 miles / very easy pace. Ran on the LPT after work. Cloudy, 55F, WINDY.

WT 50.3 miles

Junk Shoes Miles: 9.00
Weight: 0.00
Comments(7)
Total Distance
8.00

Easy 8 / 9:01 avg. From work. Mostly cloudy, 30F wind. Little sleep the last several nights and a sour stomach from Thanksgiving celebration #1 yesterday made for a FUN run.

WT 43.2 miles

Asics DS 13 Miles: 8.00
Weight: 0.00
Comments(6)
Total Distance
0.00

Leaning towards no running today. We'll see. Yeah the weather's nasty; 30+ mph winds, freezing temps etc. I'm hoping for the lull that usually comes right before a snowfall but the weather folks are saying "blizzard", so I don't think there will be a break. If I feel up to it I may go for 3 or 4 miles on the treadmill tonight.

Just to clarify my blog headline "The Treadmill Avoidance Project (TAP)". My intention is to make any TM running I do this winter the exception rather than the rule as in previous winters. The last two winters (Nov. through March), I've averaged around 35 treadmill runs. So this winter I'm allowing myself 12 TM runs, 1/3rd of what I usually do. I have nothing against the treadmill really. I enjoy running on the TM at times, because I inevitably end up doing speedwork to stave off the boredom, so it's always rewarding. But last winter I found myself choosing the TM over outdoors several times when the weather was only slightly inclement, and I feel the need to toughen up a bit. There are a lot of  runners that run outside, everyday, no matter what, no excuses. I know myself well enough to know that's not possible for me, but I can certainly try harder. Hopefully by allowing myself a few TM runs, I will end up running on those days when I use it, rather than no running at all.

I hope you enjoyed this long winded, tedious explanation of TAP.

Weight: 0.00
Comments(4)
Total Distance
10.00

10 cold, frigid, slippery, slow miles. Bluff trail. Partly sunny, 17F, windchill 7F with wind out of the northwest at 9 to 12 mph. Crazy footing.

WT 41.1 miles

Bandito's Miles: 10.00
Weight: 0.00
Comments(2)
Total Distance
10.00

10 miles / 8:41 avg. From home, clark/glovers lane loop. Sun, 20F.

WT 42.1 miles

Junk Shoes Miles: 10.00
Weight: 0.00
Comments(2)
Total Distance
10.60

10.6 miles / 8:33 avg. Commute run home. Sun, 27F, calm winds.

WT 47.6 miles

Bandito's Miles: 10.60
Weight: 0.00
Comments(6)
Total Distance
4.10

4.1 mile trail run on the fire break road with the young long legged one. Overcast, 29F. Ice packed and snow with some dry stretches. Rocky, hilly, slippery. 10:45 avg.

WT 42.7 miles

Mt101 Miles: 4.10
Weight: 0.00
Comments(3)
Total Distance
0.00

AM - snow shoveling.

Then play with the dogs in the snow at the school field.

PM - (pre-blogged) snow shoveling.

 

PM edit: After dinner at the in-laws, I came home and shoveled more snow.


Weight: 0.00
Comments(4)
Total Distance
12.00

12 miles / 8:26 avg. Bluff trail. Sun, 26F

Splits: 9:09, 8:30, 8:22, 8:21, 8:45, 8:22, 8:14, 8:31, 8:18, 8:16, 8:35, 7:48

WT 46.7 miles

Junk Shoes Miles: 12.00
Weight: 0.00
Comments(4)
Total Distance
10.00

10 miles / 8:36 avg. Mostly sun, 27F. From work.

Splits: 9:12, 8:34, 8:22, 8:47, 8:28, 8:25, 8:38, 8:49, 8:43, 8:13

WT 56.7 miles

Hyperspeed 4 Miles: 10.00
Weight: 0.00
Comments(3)
Total Distance
194.80
Bandito's Miles: 48.00Bandito's (2) Miles: 16.10Hyperspeed 4 Miles: 41.10Mt101 Miles: 24.50Junk Shoes Miles: 57.10Asics DS 13 Miles: 8.00
Weight: 0.00
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