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December 13, 2017

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Location:

Gilbert,AZ,USA

Member Since:

Apr 07, 2008

Gender:

Male

Goal Type:

Other

Short-Term Running Goals:

keep running for my mental and physical health

Long-Term Running Goals:

stay fit

Personal:

I retired from the Army after 26 years of service in 2010.  I moved home to Arizona.  My wife and I are empty nesters.  In 2016 I had stents placed in my heart after discovering coronary artery disease.  Since early 2016 I have lost 30 lbs and got in much better shape.  August 2017 I retired again and we are going on a mission to Mexico in OCtober 2017.

Favorite Blogs:

Miles:This week: 0.00 Month: 30.11 Year: 1463.54
Brooks Addiction 9 Lifetime Miles: 314.10
Nike Equalon Lifetime Miles: 436.71
Mizuno Renegade Lifetime Miles: 413.35
Brooks Beast Lifetime Miles: 447.10
New Balance 1540 Lifetime Miles: 418.40
NB 1540 2013 Lifetime Miles: 400.20
NB 1540 #2 2013 Lifetime Miles: 416.15
NB 1540 2014 Lifetime Miles: 450.08
NB 1540 #2 2014 Lifetime Miles: 462.64
NB 1540 2015 Lifetime Miles: 431.25
NB 1540 2015 #2 Lifetime Miles: 431.50
NB 1540 2016 Lifetime Miles: 375.43
NB1540 2016 #2 Lifetime Miles: 491.97
NB 880 Lifetime Miles: 515.89
NB 1540 2016 #3 Lifetime Miles: 468.94
NB1549 2017 Lifetime Miles: 471.72
NB 1540 2017#2 Lifetime Miles: 229.39
Running MilesSwimming YardsBike Miles
14.000.000.00

As I was getting ready to run 12 I decided that I would try to set a half marathon PR on a training run. I am in Ames, Iowa and there is this cool trail. It is rolling with ups and downs but I thought I would see how it goes. 8:40's pace has got to the point that it feels easy. Splits are as follows: 9:05, 8:48, 8:45, 8:48, 8:41, 8:58, 8:45, 8:45, 9:02, 8:40, 8:40, 8:47, 8:52, 11:17. I went hard through 13.15 miles. My watch got me at 1:55:33 for the half marathon for more than a 30 second pr. I slowed a lot for the last part of the run for a total time of 2:05:54. I knew I was in good shape. I did this with heavy shoes and no taper. Pretty happy with this run.

NB1549 2017 Miles: 14.00
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