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  • 9 miles
  • 01:21 time
  • 1578 calories
  • 1 workouts
  • This Week time period


  1. RUN
    great Drop. The. Hammer. 9.05 mi 01:21 08:58 pace


    This. Is. Crazy.

    I've run this route (for the local folks: Cedar Hills -> Park Way -> alongside Rt. 26 -> cross over at the cemetery -> up to the zoo -> turn aroun... read more

  2. RUN
    alright The bottom of the lake 13.23 mi 02:10 09:48 pace

    Three things for which I am thankful:

    1. I started strong
    2. I finished stronger
    3. I absolutely bombed out two 10-minute HMP segments deep in the back-end miles of this run (at coach Susan's... read more

  3. RUN
    great BLOW IT UP! 3 mi 00:23 07:37 pace

    Oh yeahhhhhh. This is what I'm TALKING ABOUT!

    6x800 at Duniway track last night with my running group. My repeat times were all over the place, but the last one was the fastest, so it's ... read more

  4. FIT
    great Climb every mountain, embrace...

    1500M row
    2:00 front plank
    2x35-second side planks
    Leg weights circuit
    1 hour elliptical

    I have just decided to stop approaching these "maintenance" (i.e. non-running) days with anything... read more

  5. RUN
    great Will of a Volcano 6 mi 00:54 08:57 pace

    "You will make this right
    You have the will of a volcano"
    - Cloud Cult

    Dominate. With a smile on your face.


    While texting Karen A. yesterday about how I felt the day after... read more

  6. RUN
    Putting the days to bed 18.91 mi 03:14 10:14 pace

    9+ on my own (at a 9:34 pace) along Springwater, surrounded by choirs of birdsong, as the sun rose into a starry sky.

    Then another 9+ pacing my run group (at a 10:53 pace) around the Portland wate... read more

  7. RUN
    alright Uphill, both ways 5.31 mi 00:55 10:16 pace

    Wednesday night is supposed to be track workout night for the running group that I pace.

    So naturally, coach Susan had us run up Thurman and along Leif for 25 minutes instead.

    Wait, what? Who sai... read more

  8. RUN
    great The Day Before We Went to War 10.35 mi 01:40 09:39 pace

    This was One of Those Runs. The kind where all things seem (and are) possible! The latter-stage runner into which I have transformed myself is now eminently capable of absorbing 27 miles in less th... read more

  9. RUN
    good Miles in the Newport bank 10.61 mi 01:52 10:36 pace

    These are the remainder of my miles from yesterday: a 1.5 mile pre-race warmup, and then 9+ easy, take-what's-there miles in a big loop around Hillsboro (starting about an hour after I crossed... read more

  10. RUN
    great Luckython 10K 6.2 mi 00:53 08:32 pace

    Now THAT'S dropping the hammer.

    A 1:02 PR, and a nice shiny silver pin for my 2nd place AG finish.

    Say it with me: boooooom! :-)

  11. RUN
    great #MTIAR 1 mi 00:07:10 07:10 pace

    Damn. I mean, seriously.

    While last night's track workout (our first actual speed session with the run group) amounted to more than this individual mile, it is this mile that warrants its own... read more

  12. RUN
    great Born to Run 8.48 mi 01:33 10:59 pace

    If I could describe recent days to you in such a way that made sense, it would still seem like something only found in fiction.

    About how (finally) picking up and reading Born to Run has been re-w... read more

  13. RUN
    great 8.1 mi 01:22 10:03 pace

    "I only get to run 8 miles this weekend?!"

    Four years ago - heck, *a* year ago - the notion that this sentence would pass through my lips, let alone form in my brain, would have been som... read more

  14. RUN
    great The day before the day 4.95 mi 00:58 11:41 pace

    Last night: 4 miles of hill repeats up and down Terwilliger (after a couple of warmup laps around the track) with my run group. Since only one of the slower runners was in attendance, I hung back w... read more

  15. FIT
    great Roll Easy 01:25

    85 recoverywarmupjustbecause minutes on the lipty, followed by some amazing-feeling hip, hammy and calf stretching. To get my brain in motion, work up a little sweat, loosen my legs and eliminate a... read more

  16. RUN
    great Fall back & ROLL HARD 6 mi 00:53 08:45 pace



    The tiny lingering internal questions that remain about my true potential are rapidly being burned away in a fiery blaze due to run after run of clarity-inducing awesomeness.

    Today: 6... read more

  17. RUN
    great Seen and Unseen 16.46 mi 02:40 09:43 pace

    HELLZ YEAHHH!!!! I just banged out my highest single-day mileage in almost 2.5 years! How you like me now, old me?!?!? :-)

    Run #1: 10.05 solo miles @ a ludicrous 8:57 pace

    I could write an entire... read more

  18. RUN
    great Track Night, Week 1 (The Retu... 4.36 mi 00:44 10:03 pace

    1 mile easy warmup around Duniway track, then 3 1-mile repeats up and down Terwilliger.

    Oh but that was so fun!!!

    My last track workout of any kind under the watchful eye of a coach? October 12..... read more

  19. RUN
    great The Wake-up Bomb 7.76 mi 01:13 09:27 pace

    Nearly-8 essentially perfect stars-to-sunrise miles (our weather right now is insane!) to kick off a new week. My body is absolutely CRUSHING it right now. Humming in tune with the universe. I'... read more

  20. RUN
    great Run with your Heart 14.88 mi 02:39 10:41 pace

    This morning, two runs, each of equal wonder.

    Run 1:

    10 solo miles @ 10:10 pace. I started in the cool morning darkness with stars overhead, and as I arrived at the river the slightest tint of d... read more