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Phil Settle
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2017 Blue Ridge Half Marathon
2017 Blue Ridge Half Marathon Not a strong run by historical standards, but a solid display of fitness.  GARMIN Stats : HERE Prep/Training It's no secret that the Blue Ridge Half has a sentimental connection to my decision to run recreation-ally, year round...

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2017 Newport News One City Marathon
2017 Newport News One City Marathon Marathons are not my favorite. I explained it to my wife like this..."A half marathon will push you to the edge and then pull you back, a full marathon just chews you up and spits you out". Never the less my favorite week...

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Back to the Basics
Back to the Basics What are the basics of a well rounded life that values wellness? Just like in so many story books (3 bears, 3 little pigs, 3 wishes from a genie, etc,...), the answer seems to fall back to 3 primary targets...consciousness, accountability...

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I am not a runner...
I am not a runner... Its true. Running is a means to an end, but its not the only means. I'm a fitness enthusiast. I lived life as a somewhat large man for a decade or so, I found it to be unsatisfactory, and so now I take steps to ensure that I maintain ce...

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2016 Blue Ridge Half Marathon
2016 Blue Ridge Half Marathon History: 2010 - time 1:49:27 (chip) 1:49:37 (gun), Pace 8:22/M, Place 58/450 overall, 10/30 in my age group, 51/216 among men 2011 -time 1:37:19 (chip) 1:37:22 (gun), Pace 7:26/M, Place 10/368 overall, 1/36 in my age group, 9/1...

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2016 Mill Mtn Mayhem
2016 Mill Mountain Mayhem This was a solid run for me, but far slower than what recent stats would suggest I'm capable of. I was a few seconds slower than last year, even though last year I had ridden my bike nearly 20 miles to and from the race. My running...

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2016 Montvale Park 10 Mile Trail Race
2016 Montvale Park 10 Mile Trail Race This was a very good race for me. I didn't find a podium spot, but I did finish in 1 hr 17 min 20 sec which is just 22 seconds shy of my 2012 PR for the course.  In years past this race has been a guaranteed Top 10 fini...

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2016 Martinsville Half Marathon
2016 Martinsville Half Marathon What an amazing race. Never expected a half marathon PR, but was just in my zone from the start. Prior to race start I did a few short sprints across the parking lot and I felt really goo d. I should have known it was going t...

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2016 Explore Your Limits 5k
2016 Explore Your Limits 5k History Brown = Hiked, Red = PR  2010 -time 24:27.87, pace: 8:09/M (est), Place 12/97 overall, 1/5 in my age group, 9/45 among men 2011 -time 22:27.18, pace: 7:15/M, Place 3/169 overall, 1/9 in my age group, 3/77 among men 2012 -...

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2016 Y Resolve 5k
2016 Y Resolve 5k Small race. Woke up early and drove to Rocky Mount just to stretch the legs out in a competitive environment. Finished 2nd in the 10yr age group for 40-49 yr olds. Garmin Data   
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