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Location:

Florence,TX,USA

Member Since:

Aug 06, 2006

Gender:

Male

Goal Type:

Boston Qualifier

Running Accomplishments:

ENTRY 1: Age 61 and I'm still alive and running. . . . . . ENTRY 2: Austin, TX, Muddy Buddy Masters, 1st place, 2005, 2006, and 2008 with Karen F. (see picture above - Karen H.; Karen F.; Me; Carey) (Karen H. & Carey did an Ironman in Idaho in June 2007) . . . . ENTRY 3: St. George Marathon 2001 3:18:03; 2002 3:15:56; 2003 3:18:04; 2004 3:19:03; 2005 3:37:21; 2006 & 2007 did not make the lottery. 2008 3:54:04 (tough).  .  .  .  . ENTRY 4: 2007 San Antonio Marathon - 1st place age group 60-64. . . . . ENTRY 5: Eight consecutive Boston Marathons since 2001. Best time so far was 3:35:09 in 2003. Age 55. . . . . . ENTRY 6: Pikes Peak Marathon 5:56:33 in 2005. 3rd place out of 54 runners ( group 55-59) Age 58. . . . . . ENTRY 7: Pikes Peak Marathon - 2008 - 2nd place in my age group (33 registered, 23 finished) running in the snow and ice the last 2 miles of the Ascent at the top . . . . . . ENTRY 8: 3M Half Marathon at a 7:11 pace in 2005, age 57. . . . . . . ENTRY 9: Congress Avenue Mile Austin, TX 5:46 in 2004. Age 57

Short-Term Running Goals:

Entry 1:  Get in a full 6 months of prep for 2009 Boston, no excuses, run a strong Boston. . . . .Entry 2: Use Pilates methods for core strengthening and flexibility improvements.. . . . . . Entry 3: Get completely healed from the muscle disorder that has plagued me since February 2006 (Polymyalgia Rheumatica)

Long-Term Running Goals:

Entry 1. Complete 10 consecutive Boston Marathons - I have done 8 so far. . . . . . . Entry 2. Continue running marathons through my 60's and into my 70's, 80's and 90's.

Personal:

Married, 2 children, 2 grand children. My 9 year old grand-daughter is convinced she is a runner.  My 4 year old grandson loves to wear his Boston Marathon and Pikes Peak Marathon t-shirts.  He wants to run the mountain with grandpa. 

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Met Karen F. and Karen H. at Austin HS track at 6:30 AM.  Nice cool morning with temps in the mid 30's.  We did a warm-up mile and a quarter and then did 4 speed interval miles with a 1/4 mile recovery between each.  Actually I only got in 3 and a half speed interval miles because my right heel pain made me call it quits during the last speed interval mile. 

Then we headed for the Town Lake trail for a few easy miles.  I pulled off at the People Bridge loop and only got in 3.1 miles on this one.  The right foot pain was getting ugly.

Lynn and I headed for home.  It has been almost 4 months since the Pikes Peak Marathon where I injured the right heel.  I thought it was a bruise.  The doctor says it is plantar fasciitis which is why I got an orthotic two weeks ago. 

Big decision.  I have decided to take a month off from running to try to get real deep healing on the right foot.  This will be the first time in years that I have taken a month off from running.  I'll have to figure out what to do to get in my aerobic training without the pounding of running.

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