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Phoenix Pioneer Run

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Nov 02, 2005



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Running Accomplishments:

5K: 15:41-Portland Track Festival 2010

10K: 31:34-Linfield College (Track) 2012

10 Mile: 51:57-Pear Blossom 2009

1/2 Marathon: 1:10:42-Foot Traffic Flat 2010

Marathon: 2:29:35-Newport 2013

Short-Term Running Goals:

Next Race:

Run the Rock 50 - Nov

Long-Term Running Goals:

Sub 1:10 Half Marathon

Sub 2:30 Marathon

Miles:This week: 0.00 Month: 151.50 Year: 151.50
Kivara Trail Lifetime Miles: 211.20
Altra Escalante (Boston) Lifetime Miles: 55.30
Lunar (red) Lifetime Miles: 514.80
2018 Lifetime Miles: 705.00
Altra Escalante Lifetime Miles: 134.40
Altra Lone Peak 3.5 Lifetime Miles: 89.80
Kinvara (yellow/white) Lifetime Miles: 94.70
Hoka Speedgoat Lifetime Miles: 45.20
Kinvara 8 (Green) Lifetime Miles: 49.80
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Interesting run tonight.  I worked Klamath Falls this morning and because of the early departure, a run just wasn't in the cards.  I got home about 6 and it was all sorts of rainy and windy, so I jumped on the treadmill.  3 miles later I was getting dizzy, couldn't breath very well and was very hot.  I left the house and did the 2 mile Albertsons loop in my shorts and t-shirt which wasn't enough clothing.  So back home and 1 more mile on the treadmill.  Ugh!  Oh well--at least I was able to get some miles in.

Type A (14)

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Nice and chilly this morning, but that's okay.  I ran a 5 mile route around Albertsons, north on Foothill dr, around the golf course, south past Medford Medical and west on Barnett to the dog park.  5 miles exactly in 33:39 out, 30:00 back.  10 miles total on a rolling course with a few decent hills.  Feel pretty good.

Rotterdam (528)

I love these shoes.  It's time to chuck them but I just can't bring myself to do it.  Prehaps my all-time favorite...

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9 miles this morning.  Similar route to yesterday.  Hopefully I can get a few more in tonight.

Adidas (213)

5 more miles tonight after getting home from work.  The rains had softened some, so it made for a pleasant run.  Except for the part when I was nearly hit by a car.  I'm sure the bumper was within 6 inches of my right knee as he accelerated out of Medford Medical Clinic without looking any direction other than left.  What an idiot.  I jumped out of the way, yelled at him and sprinted after his vehicle as he sped away.  Morning runs are so much better when one basically owns the roads because of virtually no traffic.  Not the same at night.

White (131)

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10  mile route, same as Tuesday.  It makes for some nice rolling hills the first and last 3 miles, as well as a steep hill around mile 4 and mile 6.  Anyway, a misty rain this morning which made things nice.  Legs felt pretty good after the first 2 miles.

Rotterdam (538)

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Easy run this morning without a watch.  Tried to keep things as slow and simple as I could.  Hopefully I can get in 20-22 on Saturday and have a new weekly high in mileage.

Adidas (218)

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Race: Phoenix Pioneer Run (9 Miles) 00:50:01, Place overall: 1, Place in age division: 1
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Started the morning off running from Jill's house to Phoenix HS for the Phoenix Pioneer Run.  Added 1 more mile at the track while I was waiting for the race to start.  I wasn't sure how the race was going to turn out, so my only goal was to run sub-6 on each mile. 

1- 5:45 as we started off and I just went out with whatever pace the others set.

2- 5:56 with a turn-around and slight uphill.  By this point it's a senior in HS and myself.  Come to find out he was pretty quick (3rd @ state, school record in 800, 1500, 3000, and 5k).

3 & 4- 11:34.  Missed the 3rd mile so not sure how these 2 miles went.  Both were basically rolling up-hill with 1 semi-large hill.

5- 5:46 with more rolling hillls and slight downhill.  Still just the 2 of us with a big lead over everyone else.

6- 5:11.  At this point the HS guy makes a break around a corner and gaps me by 3-4 seconds but I quickly closed it and caught back up.  I felt fine with the increased pace so I figured to roll with it and see how long I could maintain it.  I also figured that if I stood a chance at beating this guy, I'd have to break him with over 3 miles left.  His leg speed would tear me up if I waited too long and we were together at 8 miles.

7- 5:26 with some gradual uphill but the HS is slowing down, or at least not hanging with me like before.

8 & 9- 10:22.  I really wish I hadn't missed the 8 mile mark.  I was cruising and trying to keep some distance between myself and the HS in second.  Either way, the last 2 miles make for a 5:11 average, so I can't complain.

Took 1st and just barely caught my sister who was crossing the finishline for her 5K that had started 30 minutes after my race.  Made it fun to finish at the same time.

Had some time to kill so I ran 2 more miles for a cool down while I waited for awards.  Or at least that's what I thought I was waiting for.  After 90 minutes of waiting, I got jack.  Not even a "and our overall winner in the 9 mile run was...."  Rather, I got a lame blue ribbon for winning my age group.  SWEET!

By this time it was 11 in the morning and I had to get going so I ran the 4 miles it took to return home after a very long morning.

White (143), Type A (25)

Highest mileage week ever.  I'll hit somewhere around 60 next week...

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