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Best of Times…

Posted in Humor, Miscellaneous, Running, Sports/Athletics by Michael LaBossiere on January 2, 2013

Back in the day...The arrive of a new year typically causes me to think about past years-this usually involves remembering how good I used to be. Since some might suspect that the older I get, the better I used to be, I thought I’d post my best running times. Or at least the best times that I actually have supporting documentation for-I did not actually start recording my runs until the fall of 1987 and the tracking of Maine races back in the 1980s was limited, at best. There are probably some dusty records back at Marietta College as well-I should probably look for those one of these days.

As might be imagined, my current times are somewhat slower than these.  But time can be cruel.

WTP will note that I have used an old newspaper clipping rather than a shirtless image of myself. One of my New Year’s resolutions is to post somewhat fewer such photos than in 2012. It will be tough, but Dr. Phil is coaching me and Sixpack Chopra (Deepak Chopra’s cooler and less annoying younger brother) is also on board as my spiritual guide.

Distance Time Date/Race
1 Mile 4:54 8/18/1998
5K 16:30 3/13/1988
10K 33:45 Peter Ott’s 10K
8K 28:10 9/21/1996
5 Miles 26:32 10/31/1987
12K 44:06 2/7/1998
15K 55:24 3/8/1997
10 Miles 58:04 9/22/1991
20K 1:19:39 10/10/1998
13.1 (Half Marathon) 1:24 1/17/1999
15 Miles 1:32 2/16/1992
30K 1:58:20 2/6/1999
26.2 (Marathon) 2:45:03:12 11/10/1991
50K 3:47:58 12/9/1995
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  1. ajmacdonaldjr said, on January 2, 2013 at 12:47 pm

    You may wish to peruse the new DSMV V, as it now includes CRD, or Compulsive Runner’s Disorder, and you may wish to seek professional help for this. Admitting you have a problem is the first step to regaining mental health. LOL Just kidding! Happy New Year!! See: http://www.dsm5.org/Pages/Default.aspx

  2. WTP said, on January 2, 2013 at 3:30 pm

    “WTP will note …”

    What will the farmers of America do when Mike uses up all of the nation’s strawmen? Another crisis for Washington to solve.


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