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 41st 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: 735
Lifetime Finishes: 734

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
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
735
Total Racing Miles
4,279.7
Total Racing Time
605:44:03
Average Race Pace
8:29
Average Race Distance
5.8 miles

Races at Each Distance

1M
8
5K
289
4M
26
4.05M
17
8K
22
5M
61
10K
142
6.55M
1
12K
1
8M
6
15K
14
10M
52
20K
10
13.1M
42
25K
2
Marathon
11
Other
31

On The Road Again