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Hope Mills,NC,USA

Member Since:

May 12, 2009



Goal Type:


Running Accomplishments:

78.6 miles at Hinson Lake 24 hour ultra 2013

Short-Term Running Goals:

Mike to Mike Marathon- May 2014

Hinson Lake 24 hour ultra -Fall 2014

Long-Term Running Goals:

Run till the day I die and still enjoy it

Comrades---long, long, long term



2 children

2 chickens


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Miles:This week: 0.00 Month: 0.00 Year: 0.00
Mizuno Lifetime Miles: 508.40
NB Trail Lifetime Miles: 94.40
New-zuno 9's Lifetime Miles: 515.83
Pinky Gladys Gutzman Lifetime Miles: 502.11
Brooks Lifetime Miles: 517.83
New Brooks Lifetime Miles: 507.28
New Minuno Pink Lifetime Miles: 519.24
MiZuni FLAMES Lifetime Miles: 470.24
Merrell Vibrams Lifetime Miles: 20.86
Mizuno Alchemy 8 Lifetime Miles: 586.59
MIzuno Alchemy 12 Lifetime Miles: 497.80
Brooks 13 Lifetime Miles: 577.62
Brooks 12 Lifetime Miles: 410.66
Brooks 13 New Green Lifetime Miles: 440.91
Brooks 13 New Blue Lifetime Miles: 445.67
Green Machine Brooks 13 Lifetime Miles: 560.25
Shiny Blue Asics Lifetime Miles: 164.85
Dreamy New Balance Lifetime Miles: 402.57
Total Distance
New-zuno 9's Miles: 32.83
Total Distance

nice walk..tree blossoms are just starting to burst...color will be great next saturday

lots of daffodils up & out...mine are getting there

some strengthening at night

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dark again....no moon.....

progressive run from 9:47-9:04


New-zuno 9's Miles: 4.09
Total Distance

They say the pathway to hell is paved with good intentions.  I hope the pavement isn't too hard on my knees.  Mr said he's driving the bus there, so maybe I'll just get a ride from him when I can't run anymore.

my 4 am wake up call for an early run so I could try and help little one understand algebraic equations before school turned into and epic mother failure with sleep, a quick run, and no math (which didn't bother said child at all).

45 degrees & black as the pit from pole to pole

8:55, 7:50, 7:40 (last .5)

New-zuno 9's Miles: 2.50
Total Distance

warm up was over 10, but the other 4 were at a 9:30 average pace...

little cooler at 38* than it has been, but I can't complain because it's above freezing & there's no snow

Got in a groove at one point and wasn't paying attention to which way I was supposed to be going..I ended up taking a short cut, but I figured out a way to make it up and still get home around the 5 mile mark.  Funny how my legs just take over and let my brain sleep.



New-zuno 9's Miles: 5.12
Total Distance

Warm up for a mile, then I ran a comfortable pace for the straight parts, and when there was a circle, or spoke off the main road, I would try and sprint on those parts.  They ranged from 460 feet to .38 of a mile. 

average pace overall was just over 9.  I think my average slower running speed was around 9:35 and the average of my 8 sprints was 7:35.  My sprints last week were faster, and I wonder if I was slower today because I did speed work on Tuesday too.  Either way, I feel like I'm done with speed work for a while.  It felt good to do, but it wears me out more than my normal piddley-runs.

Not sure about the temp outside, but it had just sprinkled a little, and smelled like it was going to rain.  There's a word to describe the smell of "going to rain," but I can't remember it.  It's something you smell more often in the desert than out here..it was like comfort food for my nose.

New-zuno 9's Miles: 6.12
Total Distance

15 miles avg pace overall 10:02...a little faster than last week...

sunshine, nice weather-60s to 70s

all the flowering trees are in full bloom...it's beautiful

ran with squatting dog while her mr & my mr rode bikes behind us and taunted us...good fun

passed "dolly" the sheep's house...she was hanging out in the shade by the watering hole with a goat & didn't pay any attention to us, but we gave her a shout out as we ran by

had a little trouble driving the car into the garage with the bike still mounted on top....oops

looks like we'll be in the business for shopping around for a new roof rack, bike rack,, primer/putty & auto paint.......never a dull Saturday run 4 us.  We thought we'd missed the boat when we were driving home and nothing interesting had happened. Forgot to knock on wood.    We'll laugh about it someday.

Went to Civil War re-enactment.  Not as captivating as I'd imagined....or maybe it's just not like I remember it being portrayed on tv/movies.  It was something interesting to see, glad I was able to go.

Found a book for sale in one of the tents.  It is titled "What's a Poor Girl To Do? Prostitution In the Mid-Nineteenth Century."  Very informative.  Not quite Oprah book club material, but still something new to "expand my horizons."

New-zuno 9's Miles: 15.00
Total Distance
New-zuno 9's Miles: 32.83
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