The Perils of Self Betterment

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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
Musha 2 Miles: 16.20Hyperspeed 4 Miles: 7.00Musha 3 Miles: 13.10Bandito's Miles: 5.50Mt101 Miles: 4.10Montrail Rockridge Miles: 22.10
Weight: 0.00
Total Distance

Easy 8. From work. Mostly cloudy, low 40's. Today's run had RECOVERY written all over it.

WT 60 miles

Musha 2 Miles: 8.00
Weight: 0.00
Total Distance

Top excuses why I'm not running today:

1) It's a brilliantly sunny day, and who wants to run under those conditions.

2) Pretty busy day at work, can't get away because...

3) It's my 14th wedding anniversary so my wife and I are going to have a nice lunch together.

4) My back's been a little tweaked the last couple of days, so a little break might be good.

So there you have it. No run. I've taken a lot of days off this year. But I've been conscious of that and have tried to run bigger days when I do run. Because of this I'm way ahead of my mileage for the same time last year. Still, I'll be trying to work in more consistency as the year continues.

Weight: 0.00
Total Distance

am - 13.1 miles / 8:32 avg. From work. Overcast, mid 40's.

pm - 7 miles / 9:02 avg. Sunset run at the bird refuge with young dog.

WT 57.1 miles

Hyperspeed 4 Miles: 7.00Musha 3 Miles: 13.10
Weight: 0.00
Total Distance

5.5 miles / pretty darn easy pace! From work. Sunny, 60F.

WT 57.6 miles

So this is interesting to me. Last year at this point I had accumulated 491.25 miles, this year 540.5. So I'm 49.25 miles ahead of last year. Also, the first 10 days of March 2010 totaled 85.2 miles, this year I'm blazing ahead with 85.6 miles. Lol!

Bandito's Miles: 5.50
Weight: 0.00
Total Distance

8.2 miles / Super easy pace. From work. Super nice weather. I just haven't felt human these last two days. Perhaps I'm a dancer.

WT 65.3 miles

pm note: My quantcast number, which usually hovers around 40 people, shot up to over 400 today. Obviously something's messed up. Anyone else ever experience this?

Musha 2 Miles: 8.20
Weight: 0.00
Total Distance

26.2 miles / extremely easy, ultra-trail running pace. Antelope Island. Mostly over cast, temps in the 50's. I wanted to try and get some miles out of my very tired legs. I think I succeeded. I did an 8 mile loop back to my car and drank water, ate some banana, grabbed my hand held water bottle and went out for a second loop, which included the the climb I had missed last week on the switch backs. Once on top I took the single track that heads west (elephant head?) once the trail veered south for a bit I took a couple of minutes soaking in the rare view and utter silence of the west side of the island. This was around 15 miles. Then headed back getting to the car again at just over 22 miles. I was considering calling it a day at that point, but after a few minutes I decided I felt good enough for a few more. Plus it was an opportunity to switch from the rockridges to the mt101 and experience the contrast between the two shoe models. I've determined that the rockridges are the way for me to go for the buffalo run. The 101's are a great minimal shoe, but I can only handle 30 miles in them. I'm just not that efficient of a runner yet. Plus I need to lose another 10 pounds and that would help. Even though this run wasn't quite as far as I was originally hoping to go today, I think it was a good training run because I went into it already very tired, especially my legs. The whole run felt hard today, and that's good. Plus it's three weeks in a row that I got a long run in. I plan to take it very easy the next two weeks before the race. 

WT - 68 miles

Mt101 Miles: 4.10Montrail Rockridge Miles: 22.10
Weight: 0.00
Total Distance
Musha 2 Miles: 16.20Hyperspeed 4 Miles: 7.00Musha 3 Miles: 13.10Bandito's Miles: 5.50Mt101 Miles: 4.10Montrail Rockridge Miles: 22.10
Weight: 0.00
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