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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
5.00

Morning miles at the Y, my right knee had a little twinge in it last night, but no problems this morning. Time for new shoes though, my feet are talking to me a bit. Two at 8:00/mile, then three at 7:45. 39:25

supernova red -- 399 

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Total Distance
3.00

Only time for a quick one today, rushing to get work done so I can go to Chicago for the weekend. So I snuck out of work, did three miles at the Y and got back quickly. Breezed right by, and my work headache was actually gone after the run. 7:50/mile. Next run will be on Lake Shore Drive.

supernova red -- 402

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Total Distance
8.00

In Chicago, windy and rainy morning. And when it's windy in Chicago, it's really windy. 

From Ken's condo near Damen/Lawerence, I ran north past Foster Avenue, to an old route I used to do in college. Down to Foster Beach on the lakefront (here's where the wind comes in) and then along the path south to Belmont Harbor. Did a little loop there, then cut back under Lake Shore Drive and kind of wound my way back on sidestreets. Went by Wrigley Field, then past my old neighborhood, and back on Damen. Other than some stiff headwinds at time, it wasn't bad, and the rain eased up. Ran slowly, probably no faster than 7:30 miles, though I'm not sure of the distances anymore. I'm guessing around eight. 1:02:40. 

After the run, I stretched, drank a glass of water and changed, then walked down the block to a hot dog stand for a Chicago dog and a copy of the Jay Cutler edition of the Tribune. Breakfast of champions right there. 

supernova red -- 410

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Total Distance
4.00

The weather actually improved and the sun came out, but still pretty cold in the Midwest. I was geeking it up at a fantasy baseball draft all morning, but when I finished I squeezed in a short afternoon run in the city. Ran along the Ravenswood Metra line, then wound through neighborhoods down to Southport, then came back on sidestreets. Nice head-clearing and relaxing run. 30:45

supernova red -- 414

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20.00
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