5087 total / 1140 in 2014

Goal met (run my first ultra-marathon in 2014) at the Relentless 50k this spring.

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  • 14 miles
  • 02:39 time
  • 1853 calories
  • 3 workouts
  • This Week time period


  1. Shared Photo

    my Thanksgiving run at dawn along the Paseo here in Chandler, Arizona

  2. RUN
    great Sunrise on the Paseo - Chandl... 7.31 mi 01:15 10:18 pace

    burning off some of today's stuffing and gravy in advance with a sunrise run on the Paseo in Chandler, AZ

  3. RUN
    great Paseo trail new-shoe test 5.01 mi 00:49 09:44 pace

    Trying out a new pair of shoes -- always fun, but especially when they fit gloveishly. And they did. I know most a y'all would think of the Brooks PureGrit 3 as a minimalist shoe, but it felt... read more

  4. Shared Photo

    Crossing the finish line last Saturday at the Pass Mountain 25k race with my running bud Lyle M. -- who no doubt could have finished in the top 10, but chose to be there to run with the much-slower... read more

  5. RUN
    Paseo speed drills 5.05 mi 00:46 09:10 pace

    Lunch run, going NB from Dump Park on the Paseo, alternating fast vs. chill speeds between each segment. Got a personal best on 3 sections, so that felt good. Worked off last night's big dinn... read more

  6. RUN
    good Paseo southbound from Dump Park 5.74 mi 01:38 17:00 pace

    mostly a walk (long call with the daughter) on the chandler paseo, then finishing up with bladder-motivated sprints.

  7. RUN
    great Chandler Paseo NB from Dump Park 9.01 mi 01:35 10:33 pace

    a long "runch" along the paseo through Chandler from the park, which the locals call Dump Park. Some say it's because it was built atop a landfill. I say it's because you'd... read more

  8. walk
    alright pacing the prison yard - Chan... 1.07 mi 00:22 20:51 pace

    forgot to take the key to get out of the gated community. Captive!

  9. RUN
    great Paseo trail, Chandler, Arizona 4.24 mi 00:38 08:55 pace

    my first run since the race and, boy, did it feel good! loosened up a lot of the soreness. :)

  10. RUN
    good caged in! 1.15 mi 00:24 20:45 pace

    A race recovery walk in the dark of early morning through my brother's gated community here in Chandler, Arizona. Turns out even the pedestrian gates are locked, so I couldn't leave the n... read more

    • Lyle M.
      Lyle M.

      You were told its a gated community, but its really just an upscale prison. Must be federal.

      12 days ago Like2 people

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    • Kim B.
      Kim B.

      Funny, my aunt lives in a gated community in Chandler. Wonder if it's the same one? :-) I haven't been there (I will in February) but my dad has, and the set up sounds the same.

      11 days ago Like

    • Ric M.
      Ric M.

      odds are it's a different gated community, Kim, as they seem to be plentiful down here. :)

      11 days ago Like

  11. Shared Photo

    me and Lyle M. at today's Pass Mountain 25k finish

  12. RUN
    great Aravaipa Pass Mtn. 25k, Apach... 15.69 mi 02:53 11:02 pace

    Very happy with this race. My buddy Lyle M. the speedmeister drove out from Quartzsite to join me in the race, even going slow enough to pace/coach/encourage me the whole way. And this being an at-... read more

    • Kim B.
      Kim B.

      Great job! I was wondering how you were feeling this weekend. Sounds like the rest (and pavement walking) paid off! P.S. - I've been to Apache Junction, and run in areas near it. Beautiful place!

      13 days ago Like2 people

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    • Ric M.
      Ric M.

      thanks, gavin

      12 days ago Like

    • David L.
      David L.

      Awesome job to both you and your pacer! Glad the ankle held up; you are one tough Mountain Goat!!!

      12 days ago Like2 people

  13. walk
    good California & Arizona I-10 exits 1.75 mi

    This was my collective stretch-break mileage while on my drive to Arizona from CA. To stay limber the day before the 25k, i stopped every hour-ish to walk about a half mile on the nearest lonely de... read more

    • Pam

      Great job! And, probably something I should practice during the workday!!! Good luck!

      14 days ago Like

  14. RUN
    alright short walk in town 1.24 mi 00:25 20:18 pace

    i sure miss the trails, but don't want to risk any more ankle issues before saturday's race

  15. walk
    good walking the highway 2.56 mi 00:50 19:25 pace

    to have survived walking along the curvy, mountainous 2-lane, no-shoulders highway 249 is a thing to be grateful for, especially with weekend drivers. :)

  16. FIT
    good run equivs 3 mi

    1.5 elliptical & 1.5 stepper, plus fitness mix (crunches, planks, leg curls, arm curls, push ups)

  17. walk
    good Idyllwild street walking to a... 2.09 mi 00:43 20:28 pace

    ankle recoup mode. nice day out.