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: 745
Lifetime Finishes: 744

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

Still Nuts!
Among the Pecan Trees
Still Nuts!
2018 Nut Run 5K

Updated: 11/24 15:16

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
744
Total Race Miles
4313.9
Total Race Time
613:05:53
Average Race Pace
8:31
Average Race Distance
5.8 Miles

Races at Each Distance

1M
9
5K
293
4M
26
4.05M
17
8K
22
5M
62
10K
144
Quarter Marathon
1
12K
1
8M
6
15K
14
10M
52
20K
10
Half Marathon
42
25K
2
Marathon
11
Other
32

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