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Member Since:

Mar 20, 2007

Gender:

Male

Goal Type:

Boston Qualifier

Running Accomplishments:

PR's:

  • 1 mile : 5:43 (3/2017)
  • 5K : 18:34 (12/2011)
  • 5 mile : 32:03 (5/2010)
  • 10K : 39:29 (11/2013)
  • 11K: 46:47 (July 2008)
  • Half Marathon : 1:26:47 (11/2012)
  • Marathon : 3:06:34 (02/2010)
  • 50K Trail: 4:34 (01/2012)
  • 50 Mile: 8:34:48 (4/2012)
  • 100K: 11:06 (2/2012)
  • 100 Mile: 29:03:39 (6/2013)

Marathons:

  • Marine Corps Marathon - 3:28:12, Oct 2015
  • Pocatello Marathon (ID) - 3:32:25, Sept 2015
  • Chasing The Unicorn (PA) - 3:31:20, Aug 2015
  • Run for The Red (Poconos) - 3:30:40, May 2015
  • Boston - 3:24:42, Apr 2015
  • Clearwater - 3:27:04, Jan 2015
  • Clearwater - 3:16:17, Jan 2014
  • Boston  - 3:27:00, Apr 2011
  • DesNews - 3:10:57, Jul 2010
  • Gasparilla  - 3:06:34, Feb 2010
  • Space Coast - 3:11:29, Nov 2009
  • Estes Park  (7500' and up) - 3:52:19, Jun 2009
  • Boston - 3:17:22, Apr 2009
  • Niagara Falls - 3:19:21, Oct 2008
  • San Diego RnR  - 3:24:18, Jun 2008
  • Jacksonville Marathon -3:21:24, Dec 2007
  • Chicago Marathon - 3:35:08, Oct 2007
  • Disney Marathon - 3:52:34, Jan 2007

 

 

 

 

Short-Term Running Goals:

 

  • Sub 40:00 10K
  • 2:59 Marathon
  • 1:25 Half Marathon
  • 18:30 5K

 

Long-Term Running Goals:

Maintain my health and continuously seek to improve my fitness. Maybe someday get under 3:00 for marathon. More importantly, I'd like to figure out what my maximum ability is and reach that.

I'd also like to find the right balance in life and use running to enhance and improve myself.

 

Personal:

Dad of  two awesome kids.

Also, have one wonderful brown dog named Sammy and just added a grey tiger cat whose life started out rough but now has a better home.

I've recently started another blog so I can easily add lots of pictures and so other non-FRB users can leave comments:

Forward Progress!

 Also, for 2012 I started a blog to write down each day one thing that I am grateful for

Grateful Blog

 

Love living in Florida but love to travel and see the country and rest of the world.

 

Favorite Blogs:

Miles:This week: 0.00 Month: 170.65 Year: 888.84
Brooks T7 Lifetime Miles: 166.48
Brooks ST5 Lifetime Miles: 403.91
GoMeb Speed2 Lifetime Miles: 415.06
Launch 3 (titanium) Lifetime Miles: 763.63
GoRun Sonic2 Lifetime Miles: 638.34
GoRun4 Lifetime Miles: 418.55
GoMeb Speed3 Lifetime Miles: 127.14
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTrainer 1 MilesTrainer 2 MilesRacer MilesTotal Distance
4.620.000.000.000.000.000.004.62

4.62 mi, 42:01, 9:05 avg

I did not get up in time to run the 10 miles I had hoped, had been up later than planned visiting a friends house.  Decided to do at least a few miles (had a 10:30 appointment for a cake tasting, a pleasant surprise part of wedding planning - it would be the best cake I ever tasted!).

For variety, I did a neighborhood left hand turn run where I kept turning left whenever there is a side street on my left, so running out to the gate and back, which is normally 1 mile total turned into over 4.5 miles.

GoMeb Speed3 Miles: 4.62
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTrainer 1 MilesTrainer 2 MilesRacer MilesTotal Distance
5.540.000.000.000.000.000.005.54

5.54 mi, 49:12, 8:53 avg

Ran out to Duck Slough, to 54 and turned right, the down Coporate and then another side street, turned back around and took one more detour where I ran along a grassy berm that looked inviting.  Headed back home.  Today was last day of school for kids in Pasco county, thought about it while running past Trinity Elementary on the way back, one more year finished.

GoRun4 Miles: 5.54
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTrainer 1 MilesTrainer 2 MilesRacer MilesTotal Distance
6.801.003.001.000.000.000.0011.80

11.8 mi, 1:33:45, 7:57 avg

Medium long run (which would end up being my longest run of the week).  Kind of a hodgepodge.  Left my house a little bit after 6:00 and stopped at the Striders ending area to say hi and get into the picture.  I carried a gatorade with me which I left at the park bench and took a "Ginsting" gel (from a box that Jenny gave to me because she didn't like them).

Was not up for tempo, so first I did one faster mile at 6:37.  Then 0.5 mile easy run, then one more mile which felt easy at first so I kept on picking it up and finished it in 5:54.  Then another easy paced section just under a mile, followed by 2 fast miles together doing 6:33 and 6:19, then ran easy until I was back at the picnic table where I left my gatorade, but it was gone (possibly picked up by Striders when they were packing up and thought it was trash).  So, I jogged across the street and used the water fountain outside the swimming pool, then headed home.

As I approached my neighborhood, picked up the pace again and kept going a little bit faster and finished the last full mile in 7:00, then had about a third of a mile to get home.

The whole run felt like an adventure!

GoMeb Speed3 Miles: 11.80
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTrainer 1 MilesTrainer 2 MilesRacer MilesTotal Distance
6.300.000.000.000.000.000.006.30

6.3 mi, 57:43, 9:09 avg

Ran with Joe and Jamie in the neighborhood, I actually started slightly ahead of planned start time of 7:01 leaving from my house at 6:54.  Joe and Jamie had also started a little bit early.

Was good to hear about Jamie's 50 miles Keys race which she ran with Daisy, while two of Jamie's friends drove her car as the crew.

GoRun4 Miles: 6.30
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTrainer 1 MilesTrainer 2 MilesRacer MilesTotal Distance
4.353.001.000.000.000.000.008.35

8.35 mi, 1:06:22, 7:57 avg

Ran from Longleaf starting about 5:40 during the Striders run but a little bit late.

Did a progression run, starting at mile 1 at whatever felt easy, then doing each mile faster with the last mile finally at 6:24, followed by a short cool down.

The moon was just a sliver this morning, so Venus was almost as bright as the moon.

After I got home, walked Stella for a little bit and then ran her for a mile.

GoMeb Speed3 Miles: 8.35
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTrainer 1 MilesTrainer 2 MilesRacer MilesTotal Distance
6.151.000.000.000.000.000.007.15

7.15 mi, 1:01:23, 8:35 avg

Solo run in the neighborhood, 7:30ish start in the morning and a not-too-bad 75 degrees.

Good start to the week!

GoRun4 Miles: 7.15
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTrainer 1 MilesTrainer 2 MilesRacer MilesTotal Distance
33.765.004.001.000.000.000.0043.76
GoRun4 Miles: 18.99GoMeb Speed3 Miles: 24.77
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