Beginners and Beyond


Reached a small milestone today (Read 137 times)

Muddling through

    After I recorded my mileage today, 45 years, 8 months, and 8 days after I began running as an adult, my total mileage logged was 75,000.2 miles.

    2014 Goals: Run first trail ultra, first 100K, and see what I can do in a 24-Hour race


      Congratulations! Here's to the next 25000.

        Very cool! I am so impressed you have kept logs through all of that time. Congratulations, George, and thank you for being an inspiration and voice of wisdom on these boards.


        By the way, I wouldn't classify 75,000 miles as "small."

        Will run for scenery.

          Uh-oh!  That 0.2 is gonna drive Marjorie Ann flippin' batty



          Stupid feet!

          Stupid elbow!


            It's 2515.03 miles between Philadelphia and San Francisco. So you have run about 30 times back and forth, from ocean to ocean. That is quite impressive, George. Congratulations!


            You were the first male runner I looked up to when I took up running, almost 6 years ago, and you taught me a lot. You still stand high, up there on my ladder of great runners, and I expect I will be learning even more from your future experiences. I wish you many more happy miles!

            PRs: Boston Marathon, 3:27, April 15th 2013

                    Cornwall Half-Marathon, 1:35, April 27th 2013

            4 years racing, 16 marathons, 16 BQs     


            Run to live; live to run

              Not batty. I approve!  I'm all about that little extra Smile


              congrats George.


              Jack K.

              I love sponge cake.

                I don't know which is more impressive; 75,000 miles or 45 years of record keeping. That is a lot of shoes! Good stuff, wc. ✌️


                Fear is a Liar

                  Holy smoke! Running for 45 years, 8 months, and 8 days is quite a milestone and something to be proud of! The 75000.2 miles is also impressive!

                  I'm so vegetarian I don't even eat animal crackers!



                    I appreciate the relevancy of some of your examples, they transcend eras.

                    Know thyself



                      Wow...... awesome BIG milestone for running over 45 years!! 


                      After I recorded my mileage today, 45 years, 8 months, and 8 days after I began running as an adult, my total mileage logged was 75,000.2 miles.

                      *Do It For Yourself, Do It Because They Said It Was Impossible, Do It Because They Said You Were Incapable*


                      5k - 24:40 (7:57 min/mile pace) 

                      10k - 54:39 (8:48 min/mile pace)

                      15k -1:23:31 (8:59 min/mile pace)

                      13.1 - 1:56:38 (8:54 min/mile pace)  New PR as of 10/04/2014 - 1:53:12 (8:39 min/mile pace)

                      26.2 - (Debut) - 4:48:10 --- Redemption Will be on November 7, 2015



                        That's huge, George. You're a superstar of running! Keep on at it, can't wait to hear of your next adventure.



                        PRs:  1 mile  6:57  //  5k   24:12  //  5 mile  39:32*  //  10k   49.10*   //  Half  1:52:18


                        * courses slightly short


                        "It's not the mountains we conquer, but ourselves."

                        ~ Sir Edmund Hillary

                        Bad Ass

                          Congratulations!  "Small"?  Hell, no.

                          Damaris, Marathon Maniac, Ultra Runner


                          "The most powerful weapon on earth is the human soul on fire."

                          Hip Hip Hooray




                            Caretaker/Overlook Hotel

                              Congratulations! Here's to the next 25000.




                              Bin Running

                                Congrats! You are always an inspiration.

                                2014 races

                                2XU HM - 02 Mar (1:44:55)

                                BeHero 10K (Hong Kong) - 23 Mar (46:13)

                                JP Morgan 5.6K - 24 Apr (25:54)

                                Run350 10K - 27 Apr (56:04)

                                Sundown 10K - 31 May (59:00)

                                Sundown HM - 31 May (2:50:00)

                                Pocari Sweat 10K - 08 Jun (50:03)

                                Army HM - 31 Aug (2:30:00)

                                Yellow Ribbon 10K - 14 Sep (52:21)


                                Newton 32K - 26 Oct

                                Stand Chart FM - 07 Dec