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November 2010

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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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6.00

Election Day afternoon break. Since I'm going to be in the office until midnight, it was a good day to take advantage of a sunny afternoon. Wonderful weather after yesterday's near-flood. 

Ran easy and relaxed out to my three-mile mark on Tracyton Beach Road, just before the lookout spot. I stopped and talked to an old woman there for a few minutes then turned around. My legs are a little heavy these days, I can still feel (and see) the bruise in my right quad, but otherwise I'm staying in some decent shape. Did alright on the hills, even. 41:37

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8.00

 

Early morning run on Beach Drive with Mike. Misty, warm morning and the darkest day we've had in awhile. Out to the four-mile turnaround and back, ran pretty brisk miles around a 7/min pace, with one outlier of 6:52. Felt pretty good, although my right quad is still bothering me. Played hoops Thursday and it wasn't bad, but it really is sore sometimes and I have little flexibility. Once I get warmed up and going it's not a problem, but now it kills. Must be some scar tissue developing, which I should be careful with and try to stretch regularly in the coming weeks. Maybe a yoga class would help.

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4.00

In Nashville, Tenn. for an editors' meeting. I ran around Vanderbilt University (that's where the meetings were) for awhile. Really nice campus, leaves out all over on a crisp fall morning. Made nine hours indoors that followed a bit easier to swallow. 

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8.00

 

Morning run with Mike, a brisk 8 on Beach Drive. We started really quicky for some reason and felt like we were pushing the pace more than necessary (several miles at 7/min).  But maybe my body's just a little off from the travel and inconsistent running lately. Nice morning though, cloudy and cool but no rain or wind. 58:00

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5.00

Lazy Sunday, and I was planning to sleep/read/watch the Bears away the afternoon. But as I sat there on the couch, the sun came out. This time of year, what choice do I have when I get that glimpse of a blue sky? So I threw my stuff on and went out to get some Vitamin D. It didn't last long (the sun, that is, the run lasted a little longer), but it was nice. Quickie around the two bridges at a brisk pace, for a brisk afternoon. Felt good, though I'm still in 'keep it easy' mode. A few other runners were out, so those guys must have as much apathy for the Seahawks as I do. 36:10

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3.00

Easy morning run on Shore Drive. Been fighting a cold this week, plus some long days at work. Played basketball Tuesday night also, and my right quad is finally healing from the deep bruise. I'm regaining the full range of motion in stretching again. Might skip the weekend's Turkey Trot though, I don't think I have a race in me right now. 21:00

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Total Distance
7.00

Met Mike at Evergreen Park for a "no watch, no route markers, no plan" run. It was surprisingly nice out this morning, guess the snow was waiting for us to get that one in. We went up the Warren Ave bridge, down through the rehabilitated Lions Park (which looks fantastic these days), then up the Stevenson Canyon Trail, back into Manette and across the bridge, then a short loop through downtown Bremerton. I'd guess it was 7 miles. We were on our feet for right around an hour, but stopped a minute at Lions to scope the scene, then stopped on the Manette Bridge to watch construction of the new span. Good morning of fellowship and relaxation and touring the city, more than anything else training-wise. Then we grabbed a quick coffee at Samudra, and I went up to the Y and played hoops for 90 minutes. I was dizzy with hunger and exhaustion by the end. Pile of French toast for brunch. 

I did something to my feet playing ball the other night. Both plantars are a little sore, not really painful but they feel swollen or something when I walk barefoot. Strange, and it seems to be the worst when I'm on the basketball court. 

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5.00

Burke Gilman Trail in Seattle, you could feel the snow ready to fly but it waited for me to finish. Chilly (38 degrees) and overcast, and not many others out there. Five brisk miles, to Magnuson Park and back to Bryce and Bonnie's. Felt really good, clear head this morning and light feet. Could have kept going but it was time for church. 36:20

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5.00

Thanksgiving Day community run! We had almost 50 show up at Starbucks for the annual jaunt, which was impressive given the week's weather and a fresh layer of snow this morning. But by the time we got going it was in the upper 30s, and turning slushy on the roads and trail. Nothing to worry about. Did one loop of the Clear Creek Trail, I got to run with Henry, who is up from Eugene visiting his girlfriend's family. Good to see him again. Then some social time with the big crew, and on to dinner. 

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51.00
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