Dallas Robertson has reached 202,464 total miles (Dec.31, 2014)

Dallas Robertson
Iowa City, Iowa
DOB: 7-23-1956
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I am writing to update my career total running mileage. I never had a 7000 mile year before. I had 6664 miles in 2012 and 6832 miles in 2013. I ended up having 7310 miles in 2014. That made my total for logged miles, 202,464 miles run from January 1, 1980 through December 31, 2014. I was fortunate to stay healthy and motivated.
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I am sending an updated career mileage total. I now have 190,043 miles logged from January 1, 1980 through the end of the day April 4, 2013. The weekly average for that time frame is 109.5 miles/week. That does not include the 20,000 – 25,000 miles I ran from April 25, 1975 through December 31, 1979. In 2011, I had 6484 miles and in 2012 I had 6664 miles. Provided I stay healthy, I should hit 200,000 miles logged by November 1, 2014. Men like Dave Beardall and Herbert Fred inspire the rest of us to reassess our goals and strive to go further than we ever thought possible. Before I was 10 years old, there was a family owned, corner grocery store that had fishbowls filled with penny candy. It was a little less than a mile from where I lived, but from a child’s perspective, it seemed like it was at the edge of the earth, too far to travel on foot. During my running career, my marathon taper weeks were 100 miles. I had no idea of what I was capable of. Looking back, I think I could have done even more. 
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PREVIOUSLY: JUNE 10, 2009 
From Dallas Robertson: I started running April 25, 1975 to lose weight. I was about 175 pounds. The first night, I ran 2.25 miles. The next morning, I was 1 pound lighter. At that time, I wondered if I lost 1 pound doing 2.25 miles, how much would I lose by doing 7 miles. I ran 7 miles per day for 7 days and then ran 14 or more miles per day for 100 straight days. I weighed 145 pounds at that point. I had given up beer, pop, and McDonalds. I started eating canned fruit, loose fried hamburger with fried onions mixed in, and LOTS of cauliflower. I enlisted in the US Navy and left for boot camp in October, 1975. I continued to run as consistently as I could. I was assigned to the USS Raleigh which had a helicopter flight deck. It was 11 laps/mile. When we were at sea, I tried to run 11 miles (121 laps) over lunch and another 11 miles after work. I got tendonitis in my knees so bad, I could hardly climb steps. After some time off while overseas, we returned to Norfolk, Virginia, our home port. After work each day, I ran 20 miles, alternating days with a 2 ½ pound leather ankle weight on each leg. 

I was discharged in April, 1979 and returned to Iowa City. I was running 80 to 100 miles per week, but never kept track. On January 1, 1980, I started keeping track of my mileage on my grandmother’s wall calendar, 1980 – 5581 miles. In the fall of 1997, I went over 100,000 miles. From January 1, 1980 through June 10, 2009, I have 165,737 logged miles. My lowest year was over 4500 in 2005 due to missing several months from knee surgery (my first time off due to a running injury since 1981). My highest year was 6650 in the early 1980’s. Last year (2008), I ran over 6000 miles. I have only driven my own vehicle to work 2 times since 1975.

Mike Fanelli has reached 103,517 total miles (Dec. 31, 2014)

Mike Fanelli
D.O.B.  5/1/56
San Anselmo, CA
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Mileage update...just 1696 miles in 2014 bringing total to 103,517
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just 1618 miles in 2013. 101,821 lifetime miles. every-day streak ended at precisely 1000 days on 9/24/13 thanks to prostate surgery. current streak as of 12/31 = 16 days...here we go again :)
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Recorded mile number 100,000 during the Philadelphia Marathon on 11/18/12 between miles 13 and 14 according to my training logs...planned to dovetail the milestone with this event which I first ran 40 years prior as a 16 year old in 1972 (my first ever marathon)...started recording training as a high school frosh in 1970 not to ever create such an enormous tally but instead to gauge training and fitness to compete. That very first marathon was 3:36 and eventually improved to 2:25 at 1980 Nike OTC Marathon in Eugene, OR...other bests range from 14:37 5000 meters, 30:53 10,000 meters, 3:05 50K and 16:40 100 miles (0n the track!)

While I have slowed substantially, I never really took any time away from the sport...always trained to compete at the best level that I could...hence the training diaries. While I managed lots and lots of 90+ mile weeks in the late 70s and early 80s, these days am typically averaging just over 40 miles a week.  I train every day (haven't missed a day in the past two years) with a longish run of about 10 -12 miles, a hard tempo type run and one interval session most weeks...all other days are active recovery jogs of 4 - 7 very slow miles.

I still love track and field and now that my final marathon is  thankfully behind me, shall focus on my true love of 800 meters and the mile... recently qualified for National Seniors Games at the 800/1500meters and intend to compete there in Cleveland July 2013.

What a long strange trip it has been.

Neil Rosen has reached 100,000 miles (Oct. 6, 2014)

Neil Rosen
Philadelphia, PA
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I ran my 100,000th  mile on Oct. 6, 2014 at the age of 62 yrs.
Here are the statistics.

It took 34 years, 5 months and 2 weeks.
Daily average = 7.94 miles.
Weekly average = 55.62 miles.
Monthly average = 241.86 miles.
Yearly average = 2902.43.
All of my miles are documented and run outdoors on bike paths, trails, and roads, with conviction and a sense of purpose.
 
P/R's
5K: 15:55
10K: 32:12
10M: 54:15 Broad Street Run
1/2 Marathon: 1:12:08 Phila. Dist. Run
25K: 1:29:30
Marathon: 2:33:24 Phila. Marathon
 
I didn't run or race in high school or college and began at age 28 initially for fitness and then for the challenge of competition. The 100,000 miles run includes approximately 700 races in which I was a consistent age group and sometimes overall winner. My first victory was a marathon where I assumed the lead in the final 1/2 mile. Success in competition on a regional level enabled me to gain sponsorship from Etonic, Asics and Nike through a local running shop as a member of their racing team. 
 
My wife Gail has been fully supportive for every mile and she has attended hundreds of my races. The dreaded phrase "Do you really have to run today?" has never passed her lips. 

The sport of running has kept me centered and grounded for many years. I've been fortunate to find some wonderful mentors, training/racing partners and friends through running and they all share in this milestone with me.
 
"It's been a grand journey---well worth taking.......once!" ~ Winston Churchill

Randy Wiinanen has passed 100,000 miles (and 150K bicycing)

Randy Wiinanen
Iron, Minnesota
DOB May 31, 1955
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I passed the 100,000 mile mark, according to logbooks I have kept since I started running as an adult. As a youngster, I was not very athletic. I "ran" track one year as a high school freshman, and exhibited little talent or speed. Fast forward nine years. I started jogging to get into better shape for hiking, bicycling, crosscountry skiing, and kayaking. One year after running that first mile, I entered a roadrace on a lark. I ran the first mile in 5.08, and eventually finished 7th overall (out of 200 runners). This exceeded my expectations by 1000%, and sparked my interest in running seriously.  On June 19, 1982, a bit over two years after running that first mile,  I ran my first marathon in 2:30.08, and in 1985, in my third marathon, ran my pr of 2:23.38.  Most of my roadracing has been in northeastern Minnesota,  except when I was in the Army, and raced in Texas, California, and Germany.  I was an iron ore miner for 30 years, doing shiftwork, including 3 out of 4 weekends,  many of my races were before or after work.  I raced locally, or not at all.
     I passed the 150,000 mile mark cycling in May, 2014.  I've always used cycling for crosstraining, or alternate workouts during sickness or injury.  I might have reached 100,000 miles running earlier if had spent that time running, instead of cycling, or, more likely,  ruined my legs trying to run when I shouldn't.

Phil Ryan has run 137,232 miles (April 30, 2014)


Phil Ryan
Millis, MA
DOB: 10-11-42
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 I started running at the age of 17 as a Freshmen at SUNY at Brockport, NY, on the X-C team in the Fall of 1960. I didn't keep any  specific training records  for my 4 years of X-C and the Track seasons. In the spring of 1965 while attending graduate school at BU and running in NE road races, I was persuaded to join the BAA running club by Jock Semple. He became my main motivator/mentor and friend. On May,1 1966, I started my 1st year Training Logbook which I have kept yearly since that time as well as running for the BAA in various road races. Some of my personal running related highlights would be the following. Best Marathon - 2:29:42 - Syracuse,N.Y. -1st in 1970 -Best Boston -1970 - 2:31:07(35th) Best Mileage  year - 5,448 - 1971 (2 years over 5,000),  Best Week - 175 ,  Best 1 Hour run(track) - 11miles& 865 yds ,  Member of the BAA team (3) which won the National 30K  in 1969 - ran in the Springbank International in London, Ont. 1970 -( 12 miles) - 12th place - 61:35   Selected to the USA Olympic Training camp at Washington State in 1970. Qualified tor 2 Olympic Marathon trials and also selected by USOC as one of the 10 participants to represent the US at the International Olympic Academy in Greece in 1972