Mike's Road Running History
Adjusting to the Sonoran Desert

I began running in April 1978. My first race was the Chicago Distance Classic 20K in early July. I ran my first marathon in September 1978.

I have now started my 40th year of running. In July 2010, I competed in my 500th race and I completed #600 in July 2013. It has taken a little longer to get to 700 since there are a lot fewer races out here in Southern Arizona. I hit that target in January 2017. Who knows - maybe I'll hit 800 by the time I'm 80.

I decided to create this web site to document some of my running history and to display some of my memorabilia and stuff collected over these many years.
For some reason, I started keeping a scrapbook with each bib number and recording a few notes on each one to remind myself of the event. Since some races didn't have bib numbers in those early days, I kept notes on something else.

So here it is -
my electronic running scrapbook.
Mike's Road Running History

Lifetime Races: 732
Lifetime Finishes: 731

Half a race, half a race,
Half a race onward,
All in the Valley of Life,
I have run 700!

Going Around in Circles
Warmer in AZ!
Going Around in Circles
2017 Everyone's Mile

Updated: 02/19 12:50

My Running Club Affiliations Over The Years
Chicago Area Runners Association Prairie State Road Runners Calumet Region Striders Southern Arizona Roadrunners Park Forest Running & Pancake Club North Carolina RoadRunners Club

My Running Statistics

Total Races
731
Total Race Miles
4263.0
Total Race Time
603:02:09
Average Race Pace
8:29
Average Race Distance
5.8 Miles

Races at Each Distance

1M
8
5K
286
4M
26
4.05M
17
8K
22
5M
61
10K
142
12K
1
8M
6
15K
14
10M
52
20K
10
13.1M
42
25K
2
Marathon
11
Other
28

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