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June 2007

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Member Since:

Feb 10, 2007



Goal Type:

Local Elite

Running Accomplishments:

I was an 800/1500 runner in high school and college, with PRs of 1:55 and 4:08. I've run as fast as 16:15 for 5k and 1:20 for a half, but my bests in recent years are 17:07 5k (Dec. '11), 37:40 10k (Jan. '12), 1:23:49 half (Sept. '08), 2:53:12 marathon (September '10), and 4:45:06 50k (March '10).

Short-Term Running Goals:

Late 2015/2016 races: 

— Seattle Soltice 10k (Dec. 19)

— Nookachamps half marathon (Jan. 16)

— Toyko Marathon (Feb. 28) 


I'm an editor at a newspaper in Bremerton, Washington and head coach of the Bremerton Jaguars youth track and field team.

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Finally back to the blog. After moving the lousy internet company I have took three weeks to find the 20 minutes it takes to do an installation. I've been running, but I'm not going back to recap it all. Paul, sorry I miss the uber-geek banter the other day on your blog. Looks like everything's coming up Milhouse for you these days. 

Easy morning run, a few hills -- but that's now a given at my new place. I kind of live in a hole.  


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I'm grateful to live in the Northwest on days like today. June in Utah almost definitely meant heat, but here it was a pleasant, almost cool, 60-some degrees and cloudy. Hardly even worked up a sweat on an afternoon run. Of course, the cool weather and rain meant that yesterday's lawn mowing went longer than expected and just about knocked me out, and kept me from getting a run in.  Still, a nice 3 mile out to a beach at low tide, then a hilly return that I kept a pretty brisk pace on. Breaking in new shoes, which usually puts a little spring in my step.


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Finally the sun is back out, makes it easier to leave in the morning. Easy three miles today, just getting some mileage in and stretching out my legs. I found a half-marathon trail race  just up the road from here to plan on as my next race. It's August 12, and I really am scheduling that far out for things these days. Amazing how fast summer weekends fill up, huh? 

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Kind of a rough day, my legs felt heavy so I just trudged through a run. Could have been because I waited until evening to run, maybe after a day at a desk I lose a little pep. But it was a really nice night, and I got through it and did some quality stretching. 

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Wednesday night I woke up with terrible cramping and soreness in my hamstrings, it was weird. Then yesterday morning they were incredibly painful and tight. They loosened during the day somewhat, and this morning's easy run and stretching helped also. Not sure what brought it on, but nothing appears seriously wrong so I think its just a little inflammation. Weird though.

Good luck at WBR to everyone running today and tomorrow!


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Aaron and I met up in the north end of the peninsula looking for a trail system I'd heard about. After about a mile or so in the wrong direction, we got turned around and found a nice rolling country road that led us to the modest trailhead (small opening in some bushes along the side of the road). If there wasn't a car parked there we may have missed it. The trails at this spot are old logging roads and singletrack that spiders all around the area. Really wooded and pretty, and we ran at a very comfortable pace. 

My hamstrings seized up a bit, but felt more loose than they have all week. I think its just some inflammation, so I'll be alright.

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Frustrating day. Although my legs were fine after yesterday's mileage and walking around Seattle a bit in the evening, when I left on my run my right hamstring felt like it was frozen. I stayed in Seattle and had been excited about getting in some good flat mileage on the Burke Gilman trail, so that added to my frustration. I walked for awhile to warm up, which helped a bit, but a mile in to actual running I realized I was forcing something that wasn't there. So I headed back very slowly and spent time stretching. So something is aggravated or inflamed. I have a feeling my lower back is off just enough to pull on my hamstring, since only only leg has this problem, and it's definitely a muscle issue. Maybe it'll loosen up tomorrow morning, but I'm planning to see a chiropractor as soon as possible.

 Nice job in WBR guys, wish I could have been there. Northwest Passage next summer, right?



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After an off day my hamstring loosened up, just a little tight when I started but fine about 2 miles into the run. So, as usual, I have no idea what's going on. Easy pace again, no reason to push anything the wrong way right now.

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Nothing special here.

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