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January 18, 2019

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Member Since:

May 12, 2008



Goal Type:

Marathon Finish

Running Accomplishments:

1/2 marathon  1:43:09--Illinois Marathon, April 2013

10K: 46:50--Safe Kids Run in Crystal Lake Park, April 2010

5K: 22:07--Jingle Bell Run, December 2009

Short-Term Running Goals:

Do another marathon AFTER GOOD TRAINING


1/2 marathon in 1:41 or under


Break Burt's 5K PR by 1 second


10K in 46:00 or under


Long-Term Running Goals:

Keep encouraging my family in their development of a healthy lifestyle


God willing, I will run until the end.


I run with God. I use my running time to contemplate, to pray and to listen for His call. I'm married to a non-runner, but a supportive one, and we have four children.

Miles:This week: 0.00 Month: 0.00 Year: 0.00
Iso Lifetime Miles: 133.20
Slow milesFast milesTotal Distance

I ran a few times throughout the week, but already I can't remember what days and what my mileage was.  It was never much.  Maybe 3 times 3 miles. 

I walked a little during this run, starting at about mile 7.  I would run a mile + .04 then walk .06.  I did that 3 times.  Why?  No reason.  I just needed it, and that seemed like a good plan to keep the walking at a minimum.  I had to run home (stopped at 8.35 miles) to drink some water and drop off my sweatshirt.  After that, I ran 2 full miles, walked .06, then ran most of the way home.  I did stop to fix my socks, which seemed to be bunching up weird in one of my shoes.

I am doing my annual half next week.  I'm not in racing form.  Last year I finished just under 1:55, and I also wasn't in racing form then.  This year, I will be slower.  I will be surprised if I come in under 2 hours.  Just the result of lackadaisical training. 

Iso Miles: 12.10
From Burt on Sat, Apr 21, 2018 at 16:50:10 from

There might be some carry over from all that Ragnar training which will take you under 2 hours.

From Burt on Fri, Jul 20, 2018 at 08:57:46 from

Good morning, Tracy. Hope you're enjoying your summer.

From Burt on Mon, Dec 24, 2018 at 17:41:14 from

Merry Christmas, my friend.

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