Past tense of: to go quickly by moving the legs more rapidly than at a walk and in such a manner that for an instant in each step all or both feet are off the ground.

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by Year ---20k+Mileage by Year
by Month ---65k+Mileage by Month/Year
2024000.000000.00000k+current year
2023168.490384.43134k+18th year running
2022186.400444.24132k+17th year running
2021182.680503.65138k+16th year running
2020217.160593.68156k+15th year running
2019379.160973.91185k+14th year running
2018615.691344.59200k+13th year running
2017360.240894.05156k+12th year running
2016674.091364.96201k+11th year running
2015663.041394.77197k+10th year running
2014386.770964.03149k+9th year running
2013572.171184.85168k+8th year running
2012655.821384.75228k+7th year running
2011528.021194.44114k+6th year running
2010256.490743.47136k+5th year running
2009254.790982.60147k+4th year running
2008333.680834.02134k+3rd year running
2007383.180884.35136k+2nd year running
2006218.000663.30109k+1st year running

As a New Year's resolution in 2006 I decided to take up running. I'm doing this as a form of cross-training since most of the time I ride my bike(s) for exercise. From what I read and hear it's good to have a form of weight bearing exercise in your regime. So we shall see how the knees hold up to the pounding of running. Most of my early running was done on a rubberized track at the local junior high school ( Hixon Junior High School). More recently I've been creating routes all over my local neighborhood and various other places while travelling out of town.

I keep a log of all my runs for grins and for reference. Each log represents a year's worth of run. The logs are kept in Micro$oft Excel and webpages generated through Excel. The comments usually indicate what route I took and note anything interesting that might have happened along the way.

Run Speed Matrix:

Run/Walk Speed Matrix - shows speed in minutes and seconds per hours and total time for the most popular run distances.

Saint Louis Area Resources - Calendars:

Big River Running:
Columbia (MO) Track Club:
Run Calendar
Fleet Feet Sports:
Race Calendar
Race Results
Go Saint Louis.org:
Race Calendar
Prairie State Runner:
Illinois Race Calendar
Saint Louis Track Club:
Race Calendar
Swim Bike Run St Louis:
Race Calendar

Tracks I've Visited:

Hixon Middle School - Webster Groves MO
630 South Elm Avenue
Webster Groves MO 63119

St. John Vianney High School - Kirkwood MO
1311 S Kirkwood Rd.
Kirkwood MO

St. Louis Community College at Meramec - Kirkwood MO
11333 Big Bend Blvd.
Kirkwood MO

Southwestern College - Winfield KS
100 College St.
Winfield KS 67156

Dacula High School - Dacula GA
123 Broad St
Dacula GA 30019

Northeast High School - Kansas City MO
415 Van Brunt Blvd
Kansas City, MO 64124

Salida High School - Salida CO
905 D Street
Salida, CO 81201

Lindbergh Senior High School - Sappington MO
4900 S Lindbergh Blvd
Sappington, MO 63126

Parkway South High School - Ballwin MO
801 Hanna Rd
Ballwin, MO 63021

Parkway West High School - Ballwin MO
14653 Clayton Rd.
Ballwin, MO 63011

Brentwood High School - Brentwood MO
2221 High School Drive
Brentwood, MO 63144

Organized Runs I've Participated In:

St. Patrick's Day Parade Run - Saint Louis MO
Jim Schoemehl 5K Run - Webster Groves MO
Make Tracks for the Zoo - Saint Louis MO
Ivory Crockett Run 4 Webster - Webster Groves MO
Kirkwood/Webster Turkey Trot - Kirkwood/Webster Groves MO
Erin's W.I.N.G.S. 5K - Saint Louis County MO
Annual 5K/1M Run/Walk and Community Health Festival - Saint Louis City MO
Run for Congo Women 4.2M - Saint Louis County MO
I64 Run - Fun on the Freeway 5K - Saint Louis MO
Big River Christmas Lights Run 5.3M - South Saint Louis City MO
2010 Billiken Turkey Trot 5K - SLU Campus, Saint Louis MO
21st Annual Thanksgiving Day 5K Run & Family Stroll - Sprint Campus, Kansas City MO
Chill on the Hill - Saint Louis MO
Sandmine Challenge - Crystal City MO
Rock-n-Roll Half Marathon - Saint Louis MO
Annual Christmas Lights Run - Saint Louis MO
MO Cowbell Half Marathon 2012 - Saint Charles MO
Skippo Trail Race 2012 - Queeny Township, MO
37th Annual Wichita Turkey Trot - Wichita KS
Say Grace Thanksgiving Day 5K Race - Wichita KS

Useful Links:

All Sport GPS - provides fitness training enthusiasts with a revolutionary new way to track their workouts and performance via GPS.

Mapping Tools - Collection of useful online web based mapping tools. Very helpful for laying out routes for walking, hiking, bicycling, running etc.

Track Lane Distance Calculator - This script gives runners and track officials the offset distances for a given lane on a multi-lane running track. From a position on the inside lane to a parallel point on the outside lane, there is a difference in distance. Therefore, a staggered start with different starting points yields a finish of the same distance for all lanes. Enter the designated length of the race, the lane number and the lane width (usually between 1.2 and 1.28 meters).

Track Calculator - North American Racewalking Foundation --- promoting racewalking throughout the United States and Canada. Have you ever been frustrated by having to use the outer lanes of the local high school or college track. You know what you want to do in Lane 1 but are not sure how to adapt your plan to the outer lanes. You could give up on using the track, you could bully your way onto Lane 1, OR you could use our Track Calculator to develop confidence in using any lane of the track for almost any workout.


The trouble with jogging is that the ice falls out of your glass.
- Martin Mull

It hurts up to a point and then it doesn't get any worse
- Ann Trason

Somewhere along the line, we seem to have confused comfort with happiness
- Dean Karnazes

Life is not a journey to the grave with the intention to arrive safely in a pretty and well-preserved body, but rather to skid in broadside, thoroughly used up, totally worn out, and loudly proclaiming: Wow!! What a ride!
- running buddy of Dean Karnazes

Exercise is for people who can't handle drugs and alcohol
- Lily Tomlin

An athlete may run ten thousand miles in order to prepare for one hundred yards. Quantity gives experience.
- Ray Bradbury