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October 2007

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Location:

WA,

Member Since:

Feb 10, 2007

Gender:

Male

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) 

Personal:

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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Total Distance
31.00
Total Distance
4.00

Pretty lousy run today. I even caught a break with a morning without rain, but my body was all out of sorts and I labored through a few miles before getting discouraged and heading back. Bleh. 

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Total Distance
4.00

Easy run around the lower part of Manette, mostly switchbacks around Shore Drive. I didn't take a week off for any good reason, just a mix of being lazy and distracted and intimidated by some rainy days. I know I'm not supposed to let that happen, but it does happen. It felt good to run again though, hopefully I get back in a little routine to maintain a little fitness through the fall and winter. I've decided not to run that half marathon, my training really fell apart on me and it'd be useless to do it now. 

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Total Distance
4.00

I'd call it one of the most relaxed and easy runs I've done in the past few months, but I didn't go slow only by choice. My lackadaisical past few weeks have cost me some fitness, so easy miles is all we get for the time being. A beautiful and silent fall afternoon made it well worth the time though, the run matched the day's character. Up Trenton to Holman, loop around YMCA and back on Shore Drive.

I did buy a new bicycle last weekend, so I've been riding and keeping some fitness that way. I hiked up in the southern Olympics all day Saturday, very similar terrain to the Naomi Wilderness.

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Total Distance
3.00

I woke up and it was raining, I didn't feel like running. A cup of coffee and read the newspaper, and the skies started clearing. I ran my errands, and came back to a brief period where the clouds broke. So I got a quick run in. I'm in lazy mode right now, just getting out to clear my head now and then. 

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Total Distance
3.00

A rare, rare evening run. Since it's getting dark increasingly earlier and I'm working increasingly later (though not going in later), the after-work relax run has escaped me as of late. So tonight was very pleasant. Even though the sun had gone down it was an abnormally warm evening, more like a late summer day than the early winter days we've been having (I forget what fall is, since it skipped the Pacific NW this year). Decent weather on the horizon though, I'm not promising to get off my butt seriously just yet, but hopefully a few more miles than I've been doing.

Fitness-wise I've clearly lost a step, but my legs feel pretty rested. A little too rested.
 

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Total Distance
6.00

Simple little afternoon run, relaxing after an afternoon of raking leaves and watching the UW Huskies choke...again.

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Total Distance
4.00

Morning run as the fog lifted off the water, it was beautiful fall morning along the shoreline. Weather is supposed to stay nice this week so hopefully I'll get out a few more times, move past those really low mileage totals of the past month.

The YMCA loop, 8 minutes miles. That's about the effort I've been giving as a routine now, and I plan to stay there for another month or so. My hamstrings were tight this morning, I thought it was from running yesterday until I realized it was standing next to a campfire for 3 hours last night that did it. 

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Total Distance
3.00

Easy miles switching back through the Shore Drive-11th Ave neighborhood in Manette. I'm looking forward to daylight savings time. It doesn't get light here until 7:30 a.m. or later, and since we're right on the water the fog ranges from skim milk to gravy consistency early every morning. At least no one can see how slowly I'm moving these days.
 

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Total Distance
31.00
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