Streak Report 2011

Streak Report 2011 - 13 DEC 2007 though 12 DEC 2011 Statistics.

1460 Days in a row; 8,354 miles run; averaged 5.72 miles per day; 2925 miles in 2011; 9:00 per mile average pace= 75,186 minutes, 1,253 hours, 52.2 days of running time; 270+ days with at least 2 runs; 396 days deployed to Afghanistan NOV ’08-DEC’09 with at least 1 run per day; 195lbs on 13 DEC 2007-175lbs today; 60 BPM resting heart rate 2007-37 BPM resting heart rate now; 12 major events (26.2 miles or longer) completed prior to 13 DEC 2007. 34 major events completed during this streak: nine – 26.2 marathons; 25 ultra-marathons:  eleven 50Ks; two 40 milers; four 50-milers; five 100Ks; three 100 milers; 1452 racing miles. Climate & weather: coldest temperature run in -28 degrees below zero; hottest temperature-115 degrees; 3 continents; 4 countries; 18 states; 6 different time zones

Some Lessons Learned:

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227 Minutes at the 2011 Empire State Marathon

I finally qualified for the Boston Marathon with a net race time of 3:26:33 in the 50-54 age group at the Empire State Marathon.

October 16th dawned crisp and clear, the most excellent running conditions runners could have hoped for but had no right to expect in mid-Fall in central New York. I was brimming with energy as I headed across the Alliance Stadium parking lot at a trot and really felt I was as ready as I ever would be to run on the high side of my comfort zone for 26.2 miles.

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2050 Minutes at the 2011 Massanutten Mountain Trails 100 Mile Race

One Average Runner’s Adventure
4 AM Saturday 14 May to 2:10 PM Sunday 15 May 2011

The Virginia Happy Trails Running Club planned and executed a tremendous ultra-marathon under Race Director Kevin Sayers’ leadership this past weekend. I found the Massanutten Mountain Trails (MMT) 100 to be an incredibly challenging yet richly rewarding experience from my perspective as one average runner and this race report reflects only my participation and limitations in that epic trail race. Any omissions or mistakes in this report reflect shortcomings of the author and not the event or people that were part of it.

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