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Member Since:

Jan 04, 2010



Goal Type:

Recover From Injury

Running Accomplishments:

In late 2008 I decided I needed to get in better shape and started running again.  I ran my first formal road race ever, a half marathon, in late 2009.

(unofficial) Track 1 Mile - 7:32 (4/24/2010)  6:56 (9/27/2010)

5k - 27:31 - Riverview Run on 06/11/2010
22:39 - Gatorade Steelers 5k on 09/04/2010

10k - 50:43 - Riverside Run on 04/10/2010

Half - 2:02:58 - Just a Short Run on 03/27/2010
1:51:47 - IKEA Montour Trail Half on 09/11/2010

Short-Term Running Goals:

2011 Races:

Sept 25 - The Great Race 10k (59:15)
Nov 5 - Dirt Monster 5mi (52:59)

2012 Races:

June 8 - Riverside 5k  (27:49)
Sept 2 - Gatorade Steelers 5k (route) with Steve!  (27:39)
Sept 30 - The Great Race 10k (route)  (53:48)
Nov 3 - The Dirt Monster 5mi (52:55)

2013 Races:

May - Pittsburgh Marathon (started, but DNF about the half way point)
June - Riverview 5k  - Bummed I missed signing up for this one. It's one of my favorites!
Sept - Gatorade/Steelers 5k. (Signed up!)
Sept - IKEA Montour Trail Half  (prob not, but leaving it on here)
Sept - The Great Race 10k (My Running 101 goal race)
Nov - Dirt Monster 5mi (Gotta do it again no matter what!)

Long-Term Running Goals:

Finish recovering from my injuries and build mileage.  That is all.


My name is Wes, I'm married with two wonderful children. The nickname BaldNSpicy came from the fact that I have been balding for a (long) while now and spicy for my love of very spicy foods (Thai and extremely hot wings are my favorites).  If eating doesn't bring me near tears and leave me sweating, it's not worth eating.  :-)

Oh, and I'm also known for my doorags.

Favorite Quotes:

"Running without hills is like motorcycling without corners." - rAtTLeTrAp

"Excellence is not a singular act, but a habit.  You are what you do repeatedly." - Shaquille O'Neal

"A man can fail many times, but he isn't a failure until he begins to blame somebody else."  - John Burroughs

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NB 758s #2 Lifetime Miles: 596.90
Brooks Cascadia 7 Lifetime Miles: 165.17
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NB 758s #1 Miles: 3.50
Weight: 168.75
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Rest day - traveled home

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Testing out my was feeling ok.  A little stiff in the ankle and still some pain primarily when squatting with my heels on the ground, as well as going down stairs.

Decided I hadn't run for about a week, so I was going to hit the TM for an easy jog.  My daughter decided she wanted to go to the track, so I figured that was even better!  We warmed up walking a lap.  She had decided she wanted to see what she could do the mile in.  Based on our previous runs, a 10:00 pace was going to be pretty good for her, so we started off.  We did three laps at almost exactly 2:30 per lap. She had hit her limit, so she walked some more while I continued to run.  I finished that mile at the 10:00 pace.

Achilles wasn't feeling too bad, so I picked up the pace a little.  Ran 1.5mi at 8:40-8:45 pace.  I had intended to do 2mi, but at the 1.5, I was starting to feel it, so I decided to walk a lap, stretch and head for home to heat and ice it.  

NB 758s #1 Miles: 2.50
Weight: 168.50
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Took my 1.5mi walk to and from work today slow.  No power walk today, just trying to keep the achilles healing.  It was sore on the walk in, but not too bad on the walk out after the workout and stretching:

Warmed up by walking 1/4 mi on TM at slow pace.

Worked out on the eliptical for 15 mins - never done the eliptical before...that was weird feeling.  Even after 15 mins, I still felt really awkward on it and in the first few minutes, I knew I was going to kill my quads.  Good workout though.  Got HR up to about 150+ for most of it.

Rowing machine for 20:00

Walked 1/2 mi on TM at slow pace to warm down

Stretched and called it a workout.

Iced after getting home.

NB 758s #1 Miles: 1.00
Weight: 169.00
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NB 758s #1 Miles: 3.50
Weight: 168.75
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