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January 21, 2019

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Member Since:

Oct 31, 2012



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Running Accomplishments:

21:01, (6:46 pace) 11-19-11.
20:08, (6:29 pace) 9-1-12 (Part of a Mini-Triathlon Relay).
19:17, (6:12 pace) 11-17-12.
19:19, (6:13 pace) 11-23-13.
19:30, (6:17 pace) 1-4-14.
20:34, (6:34 pace) 9-13-14
19:49, (6:23 pace) 10-25-14
19:32, (6:17 pace) 11-22-14
19:40, (6:19 pace) 12-19-14
19:49, (6:23 pace) 1-31-16

34:42, (6:57 pace) 3-17-12.
32:11, (6:28 pace) 3-16-13.
32:32, (6:33 pace) 3-15-14. 

34:00, (6:50 pace) 3-14-15.

33:09, (6:40 pace) 3-11-17.

32:56, (6:38 pace) 3-17-18.

44:18, (7:08 pace) 4-14-12.
41:22, (6:39 pace) 12-15-12.
42:11, (6:47 pace) 4-13-13.
41:06, (6:37 pace) 12-8-13.

42:03, (6:46 pace) 3-5-16

44:35, (7:11 pace) 8-26-17
53:53, (7:14 pace) 3-24-12.
49:20, (6:37 pace) 3-1-14
1:18:16, (8:24 pace) 2-26-11.

1:04:37. (6:56 pace) 2-20-16
11 marathons:
1.  4:12:08, (9:37 pace) 1-9-11. Disney.
2.  4:18:18, (9:51 pace) 10-30-11. MCM.
3.  3:42:26, (8:29 pace) 1-14-12. Charleston.
4.  3:13:15, (7:22 pace) 10-7-12. Steamtown.
5*.  3:12:26, (7:20 pace) 1-19-14. Louisiana.
6*.  3:14:06, (7:24 pace) 4-21-14. Boston.
7*.  3:19:38, (7:37 pace) 7-19-14. U. of Okoboji.
8*.  3:16:27, (7:30 pace) 2-22-15. Mercedes-Benz
9*. 3:30:38 (8:03 pace) 5-15-16 Sugarloaf

10. 3:24:21 (7:48 pace) 11-5-16 Savannah RNR

11. 3:27:37 (7:56 pace) 5-12-18 Brookings

12. 3:46:02 (8:48 pace) 10-7-18 Towpath

* = These 5 races were run at 67.9 seconds per pound. If I want a PR, I need to weigh less than 170 pounds.

Short-Term Running Goals:

2019 GOALS:

Bring running fast back.

Long-Term Running Goals:

Continue running as often as I can, as far as I can, as fast as I can. Teaching my kids (by example) the rewards that come from putting in the work. Very slowly get to 50 states.


I'm married, with two sons, 12, and 13.

I started running because someone dared me to.

I ran my first race 3 days after my 40th birthday. (Disney)

Favorite Blogs:

Miles:This week: 7.75 Month: 74.90 Year: 74.90
Slow milesFast milesTotal Distance

3.5 miles. hood route. slow. I think the Kinvaras have gone flat. I am getting aches in my shins that lead me to believe that these shoes are done. I got them on Valentine's day. Anyway, it's far enough from race day that I can get new ones. I can't believe the short life span of these shoes. 525 miles? I got 1,000+ out of my Hokas last year.

Or maybe it's my work shoes that are causing me leg pain that I only realize while running.

Or maybe its getting close to race day, and my fitness isn't where it should be, so I am blowing slight aches and pains out of proportion.

Or maybe everything was clicking about a month ago, and I peaked in this training cycle too early. 

Or maybe I'm playing too much basketball and soccer with the boys these days. 

Or maybe, Or maybe....

Weight: 0.00
From I Just Run on Thu, Apr 19, 2018 at 08:15:03 from

Let's keep it simple ... It's the shoes! :-)

From Dan on Thu, Apr 19, 2018 at 20:39:52 from

Which Kinvara version? My 1's and 2's lasted 800+ easy. My 7's I have are wearing out at 550. Disappointing.

Maybe it's propaganda.

From Jason D on Thu, Apr 19, 2018 at 21:16:54 from

The Kinvara 5 was quite possibly the most perfect shoe. My PR was 880 miles. The 7s were terrible and I haven't tried any since. The 2s and 3s I had good luck with. Get some new shoes and see if it helps. Do you run in the same shoes every day? In that case 550 would be quite good I think.

From Rhett on Fri, Apr 20, 2018 at 10:11:34 from

I love my Kinavaras. I wear the 8s. Best road shoe Iíve ever worn. I almost always take my shoes out of the running rotation between 500 and 600 miles.

From I Just Run on Fri, Apr 20, 2018 at 11:05:05 from

I love my Kinvara's but only run in them for races now. I went to the Altra after my foot operation to allow more cushion and a wider toe box.

From Tom K on Fri, Apr 20, 2018 at 12:46:16 from

Mine are / were Kinvara 8's. All of my logged miles here since Valentine's day (506.7) are in them. The running I do for soccer / basketball are in other shoes. This is my first pair of Kinvaras. I've had the Saucony Rides (which I liked) and Grid Cohesions (Which I tolerated blowing out fast because they were so stinking cheap). My new Kinvara 8s come in today (in theory). 3 weeks until race day.

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