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September 26, 2018

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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

* = 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:

2018 GOALS:

March 17- St. Patty's Day 8k Out of town soccer tournament. It's back on, and I'll be racing both of my sons! 32:56, (6:38 pace)

May 12 - Brookings SD Marathon 3:27:37 (7:56 pace)

October 7 - Towpath Marathon, Boston, OH

One Tempo Run, One Interval Workout, and One Long Run per week. 50-60 mpw. The world's most simple training plan. 

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, 11, 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: 7.50 Month: 156.90 Year: 1693.75
Slow milesFast milesTotal Distance

3.5 miles hood route. 7am start. These Gator games are exhausting. I wore my gator running shirt this morning. Two cars honked and gave me the chomp. I also saw a group of 8 tricked out mazda miatas. That's different.

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From Rhett on Sun, Sep 24, 2017 at 18:48:07 from

Yep. Another exciting finish for Florida.

From Dan on Tue, Sep 26, 2017 at 19:23:00 from

Yes indeed - and makes you want to get you and 7 friends and trick out some mini coopers. Or not.

From allie on Tue, Sep 26, 2017 at 19:52:27 from

lol, i know one person who lives in florida (other than you), and she drives a miata.

i'm sorry but i was cheering for KY only because of that sorry history and all. the poor guy with the holding penalty...legitimately crying

From Rhett on Tue, Sep 26, 2017 at 21:08:42 from

Wow Allie. Iím impressed. You are a true college football fan. Nice analysis there. I was pulling for KY for the same reason. Sorry Tom.

From Tom K on Wed, Sep 27, 2017 at 15:17:54 from

Kentucky is cursed in football. There is no doubt. In 1993, Danny Wuerffel threw 7 interceptions, and the Gators STILL won! There is no doubt in my mind, that had that holding call not been made, SOMETHING would have lost the game for Kentucky. A low-flying blimp would have blocked the kick, perhaps. That's just as believable as deciding not to cover the wideouts for two plays and GIVE your opponent 14 points. I don't hate Kentucky. I think of them in the "Well, bless his heart" kind of way the Yankees must look at the Rays.

Having said that, NO game can be considered a gimmee for the Gators, and yet somehow, they'll win the SEC east. MacElwain is the luckiest coach to walk the planet.

From allie on Wed, Sep 27, 2017 at 15:25:58 from

haha -- james was saying the same thing. "watch -- they'll mess it up! just wait, it's going to happen. they're going to mess it up somehow. they won't win..."

...and then they didn't win. lol lol brutal.

they have cool uniforms, though.

From Tom K on Wed, Sep 27, 2017 at 15:45:08 from

shiny helmets, unfortunate football.

Wait, if they had the awful uniforms of say, Maryland, would it be OKAY to beat them year after year? Is that what we're saying?

From allie on Wed, Sep 27, 2017 at 17:57:57 from

yes, that's what we're saying. someone needs to have a chat with wyoming

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