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: 12.00 Month: 90.00 Year: 677.00
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: 562.00
Stillnotmads (2) Lifetime Miles: 500.50
Rednotevenmad2 Lifetime Miles: 226.00
Kinvara9 Lifetime Miles: 237.00
Kinvara9painted Lifetime Miles: 148.00
Graynine Lifetime Miles: 13.00
Total Distance
Asics DS 13 Miles: 10.00Junk Shoes Miles: 25.10Bandito's Miles: 4.20GSS 3 Miles: 7.00Hyperspeed 4 Miles: 5.00GSS 3 (2) Miles: 10.40
Weight: 0.00
Total Distance

3 miles. 12:12 PM, sun, 78F. Hopefully running long tomorrow but I didn't want to skip a day so went to the 1/2 mile track and ran 3. Mile 2 was a 6:45 the other two miles much slower.


WET: 44.4 miles


Asics DS 13 Miles: 3.00
Weight: 0.00
Total Distance

25.1 miles / 9:56 avg. Started from home and ran all over the place. 9:45 AM, sunny and 50F, by the time I got done it was 66 degrees. Great running weather. Stuck to the roads but still ended up with about 2400 ft vert. for the run. Ran the first 15 miles with just my 16 oz. hand held bottle. My first stop at mile 15 was at a little nature preserve where I had a half gallon of water cached. There's a 1.2 mile trail there, pea gravel, wooden step bridges etc. I did a couple of laps on that, topped off my hand held and finished the rest of the half gallon, and continued on. I hit a really low point around mile 21 and I thought, "well, that's it; I'll be bonking my way through the last 4 miles". I walked a total of .4 miles in mile 22, and then rallied. My fastest miles of the run were the last two! I can't tell you how happy that makes me. Usually once the crap starts hitting the fan I'm finished. So hopefully this means that I'm starting to get some of the fueling strategy down for the longer runs.

My total mileage for the week that ends today is 69.5.


WET: 69.5


Junk Shoes Miles: 25.10
Weight: 0.00
Total Distance

4.2 miles. From work, 10:30 AM. Sun 68F. Just out assessing the immediate effect from yesterday's long run. No soreness, which makes sense because though I ran pretty far yesterday, I ran at a very easy pace. I am fatigued though, very much so. Interesting challenge on today's run as I felt as though I would drop off to sleep at any moment. I don't feel tired, it feels like an exhaustion welling up into my head, threatening to knock me out on a whim.

WET: 58.3 miles


Bandito's Miles: 4.20
Weight: 0.00
Total Distance

7 miles / 8:53 avg. TM...

Still in recovery mode. Feel pretty good.


WET 60.3 miles.

GSS 3 Miles: 7.00
Weight: 0.00
Total Distance

7 miles / 58:52 / 8:24 avg. The only way I was going to get a run in today was on the treadmill at home; and so it is.  Made up a mini workout to keep me going:

2 mi. wu @ 8:55 pace

2 miles @ 7:54, 7:42

1/2 mi. easy (9:15 pace?)

1 mile @ 7:30

1.5 cd @ 8:51 pace.

The deranged musical meanderings of live Phish on the boom box to occupy.


WET 60.3 miles


Asics DS 13 Miles: 7.00
Weight: 0.00
Total Distance

5 miles easy on the Bluff trail. Partly cloudy, 58F.

WET 60.3 miles


Hyperspeed 4 Miles: 5.00
Weight: 0.00
Total Distance

10.4 miles on the hilly, rocky fire break road. about 1,600 ft. total vert - out and back. 70 degrees. 10:40 avg.

WET 61.7 miles


GSS 3 (2) Miles: 10.40
Weight: 0.00
Total Distance
Asics DS 13 Miles: 10.00Junk Shoes Miles: 25.10Bandito's Miles: 4.20GSS 3 Miles: 7.00Hyperspeed 4 Miles: 5.00GSS 3 (2) Miles: 10.40
Weight: 0.00
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