Miles:
18863 total / 730 in 2015
Goal:

Old Pueblo 50mi Ultra March 7th (Success!). Lewa Marathon, Kenya June 27th. Wait patiently until Sept to sign up for Boston '16. NYC Marathon, Nov1st

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  • 29 miles
  • 04:02 time
  • 2784 calories
  • 4 workouts
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  1. RUN
    alright Nothing Special 7 mi 01:00 08:34 pace

    Was planning on just a slow, easy hour today. Legs felt heavy, and then by the end, my quads felt sore? which is weird, as that's not usual for me. Not sure what's going on. Maybe the... read more

    • John A.
      John A.

      Nice run, law breaker!

      about 18 hours ago Like

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    • Carlea F.
      Carlea F.

      Your easy runs still look solid to me! I'm pretty sure her dog was just trying to remind Ben of the rules -- in dog language. Ha ha. Way to keep your cool.

      about 15 hours ago Like1 person

    • Tabatha H.
      Tabatha H.

      Ben is such a gentleman. I wonder if the quad is the result of the Achilles issue? Compensating in some way that's throwing everything off? Just a thought.

      about 13 hours ago Like

  2. #dailymission Do you prefer crowded big city races or small local events? Small local events. But my next two "A" races are the NYC Marathon and Boston. Ack! I'm already worried a... read more

    • Gator Mike
      Gator Mike

      My answer would be the same. I like small races, but keep signing up for the big ones.

      2 days ago Like

    • Leah

      Yikes ....... scary porta potties :)

      1 day ago Like1 person

    • Carlea F.
      Carlea F.

      I like to mix it up. Last year I did the Rock n Roll Half and it was fun, but too much after-race marketing crap for me. You just get lost in the sea of people. A couple of months ago, I ran a small 10k and got first in my age group. That was cool. So, I think I prefer small, but I do like the bling and swag of a big race.

      about 15 hours ago Like

  3. RUN
    good Upper Looop 6.3 mi 00:49 07:50 pace

    Felt OK today. Took it real easy for the first mile, then did a building 2nd mile on a hill that starts off gradual, and gets steeper towards the end- taking my HR right up close to my maximum. I... read more

    • Ann H.
      Ann H.

      i think those little jump-ups are totally valuable. i'm not sure why, but the jolt helps things.. now that it's finally warming up here, i won't hate you for living in the desert quite so much. nice work this morning!

      3 days ago Like1 person

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    • Kelli
      Kelli Nice Job
      Nice Job:

      Nice run!

      3 days ago

    • Sun T.
      Sun T.

      Sounds like a lot of pace/effort variety during your run! Great pace, especially with the hills!

      1 day ago Like

  4. #dailymission What's the worst weather you've ever been caught in? It's not the rain/wind/sleet. Lightning is what scares me the most.

  5. RUN
    alright Wednesday in the Park with Ben 9.1 mi 01:21 08:56 pace

    Wednesday in the Park with Ben,
    Took a new route in today. Instead of entering via the Broadway trailhead- I just ran through the the wash that crosses Speedway at Wentworth- which took me to the ... read more

    • Jeff L.

      Does deeper sand help or hurt your running/injuries?

      4 days ago Like1 person

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    • Morey B.
      Morey B.

      Ben is the best. He's a professional running dog. It's sad that he's now 11 or 12 years old (not sure, as he was a rescue), and we don't have much time left together. Our middle child (dog) Patches- he's an irreverent goofball and will never be an off leash running dog. Our new puppy JJ (10 mos), some kind of cattle dog mixed, has potential, but I need to work with her. Ben was just a natural. Didn't really take much of any training. Just told him what to do and he figured it out.

      4 days ago Like3 people

    • Leah

      Yeah I had a dog like that- Kimba . Natural running trail dog . always by my side no leash , just amazing . Treasure every run you have together .....

      3 days ago Like1 person

  6. RUN
    good Dark to Light 6.1 mi 00:51 08:19 pace

    Ugh. Hard to get up at WTF O'Clock after a week of sleeping in, but once out there in the dark, cool air- Ben and I had a great trot. We saw two deer this morning. Achilles there, but seemi... read more

  7. RUN
    good Birthday Run 6.8 mi 00:57 08:24 pace

    Took pretty much all week off due to sore achilles. I have to admit- it was pretty nice to sleep in, but time to retest the legs. And- since it was my 51st birthday today, I wasn't going to mi... read more

    • Leah

      Happy Birthday Morey , so glad you and Ben were out running ;)

      8 days ago Like

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    • Ben K.

      Nice! First off HBD! Great job for a 51 year old, or an 18 year old for that matter. Glad to hear the Achilles was okay. 192 BPM, wow. That is a serious cadence. You must have felt like the road runner on that song.

      7 days ago Like

    • Ren K.
      Ren K.

      Happy birthday, Morey! Glad the Achilles held up. Thank it and hope you still get that getting better vibe tomorrow!

      7 days ago Like

  8. RUN
    injured Not good 3 mi 00:27 08:50 pace

    Haven't run since Saturday. Achilles has been sore, but was finally feeling OK this morning, so I donned some more supportive and newer shoes (my Saucony Guides with only 85mi on them), and Be... read more

  9. Shared Photo

    #dailymission Post a recipe of your favorite pre-race meal:

  10. Dear Left Achilles,
    I'm sorry that I hurt you. You have been such a solid supporter of my admittedly ridiculous running enjoyment for the past two years, that clearly, I've been taking y... read more

  11. RUN
    good Reddington Ramble 14 mi 02:11 09:21 pace

    Slept in a little, so by the time I got out the sun was up. Ben and I went up Reddington Pass, with a diversion down the steep hiking trail to the lower Tanque Verde Falls area for a swim. Wasn... read more

    • Karen A.
      Karen A.

      Sounds like a good run, all in all. With the achilles, could be a combo of both, but it does sound like it can't hurt to break in the new kicks. (Plus! New running sneakers are SO FUN!)

      15 days ago Like

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    • Leah

      Excellent running with Ben !! So much good !!

      13 days ago Like

    • Sun T.
      Sun T.

      Great miles, Morey! Sounds like it's definitely time to break out the new shoes :)

      12 days ago Like

  12. Don't force your body to become fit; gently persuade it.

    - Joe Friel. From 'Fast After 50'

    • Barefoot R.
      Barefoot R.

      gentle persuasion does not work for me; if i did not force my body to do what i want it to, it would throw a middle digit at me!

      16 days ago Like

  13. RUN
    good Mostly Moderate 7 mi 00:59 08:22 pace

    Legs certainly feeling the effects of Tuesday's intensity and yesterday's medium long, so today was mostly easy-moderate running, although when I got to the Reddington hill, I did throw i... read more

    • Shelly
      Shelly

      Nice job on the 7

      17 days ago Like1 person

    • Karen A.
      Karen A.

      I love the title of this post. Smart decision to keep it easy/moderate today, if anything just to flush it all out.

      17 days ago Like

  14. RUN
    good Wednesday in the Park with Ben 11.25 mi 01:34 08:21 pace

    Another pretty pre-dawn run in the park. Perfect temps. Clear- moonlit sky. Sun came up about 1:15 into the run, creating some striking orange lighting across the Sonoran desert vegetation. Sta... read more

  15. #dailymission What is the one training "gadget" that you think is worth it? I always run with Toilet Paper. Yeah, definitely worth it on some days.

  16. RUN
    good Slacking off is over 6.3 mi 00:49 07:47 pace

    So, I sat down with a new book last night. "Fast over 50" by Joe Friel. Only got though the first 100 pages, but he's making a pretty strong case that I can't just LSD my way ... read more

    • Shawna B.
      Shawna B.

      Nice outing this morning!

      19 days ago Like

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    • Tabatha H.
      Tabatha H.

      Curious if he talks about staying injury free. I agree mixing it up is how you get faster. Go earn a T shirt in that beautiful dessert.

      18 days ago Like1 person

    • Morey B.
      Morey B.

      Tabatha- I haven't read the whole book yet, but so far, yes, he is referring to injury, and how that risk increases as you get older. Which requires additional time/rest between hard sessions. And that's why you inherently slow down as you age. He goes into the details of the biology - which is interesting. But the bottom line is simple.

      18 days ago Like1 person

  17. RUN
    alright High Moon 6.53 mi 00:54 08:16 pace

    Felt almost decent today. Still plodding along. Not running 'easy'. A high, nearly full moon lit the way for the first half until the sky lightened up.

  18. RUN
    alright SNP with TRP 15.51 mi 02:21 09:06 pace

    Met up with the Tucson Runners Project group this morning... since they finally scheduled a run on the east side of town.  Yay.  A friendly group.  Shokofeh and Keith are terrific stewards.

    Run wa... read more

    • Ann H.
      Ann H.

      Aw man! Gorgeous. Sorry your legs have been blah though. They'll bounce back, swear!

      21 days ago Like

    • Jamie D.
      Jamie D.

      Riding the blah wave :-) I am sure into turn into a Yay wave sooner than later :-) Strong long run!

      21 days ago Like

  19. RUN
    alright Upper Loop 6 mi 00:49 08:13 pace

    Legs feeling weak.  Achilles a little sore.  Just not feeling strong right now.  Not sure what's going on.  Beautiful morning tho' and Ben had a great time.

  20. RUN
    blah short 2.1 mi 00:19 09:14 pace

    Blah.  achilles sore today.  cut it short.

    • Ren K.
      Ren K. Feel Better
      Feel Better:

      Hope it feels better quickly!

      24 days ago

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    • Morey B.
      Morey B.

      eh... if it's not the achilles- it would just be something else. every chain must have its weakest link.

      24 days ago Like1 person

    • Ben K.

      Not if the chain was made of all equally strong adamantium links. Right? Don't discount all that walking around you've been doing. Keeping it short sounds like a good idea today.

      23 days ago Like1 person