The Perils of Self Betterment

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Member Since:

Jan 17, 2008



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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 1130 Miles: 26.20Treadmill Shoe Miles: 18.21
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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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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
Weight: 0.00
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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
Weight: 0.00
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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
Weight: 0.00
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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
Weight: 0.00
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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.


Treadmill Shoe Miles: 8.00
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Rest today. I can actually feel my legs healing themselves. They deserve a good stretching tonight.

On the agenda today:

A little work

Get the yard prepped for Winter (a process I will probably not finish until Spring)

Prepare vittles for the coming week

Highlight of the day: I ate a pineapple.

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Asics 1130 Miles: 26.20Treadmill Shoe Miles: 18.21
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