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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 - 3:27:00, Oct 2016
  • 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.

 

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Miles:This week: 0.00 Month: 0.00 Year: 1266.58
Brooks T7 Lifetime Miles: 202.78
Brooks ST5 Lifetime Miles: 403.91
GoMeb Speed3 Lifetime Miles: 483.77
Brooks Pure Flow Lifetime Miles: 160.60
Brooks Launch(lobster) Lifetime Miles: 782.98
GoMeb Razor Lifetime Miles: 468.00
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTrainer 1 MilesTrainer 2 MilesRacer MilesTotal Distance
6.360.000.000.360.000.000.006.72

6.72 mi, 1:09:22, 10:19 avg, elev gain 209 feet, HR 131 bpm

Easy run starting in Westlake Village, out the south entrance, then onto PA Ave, and up Omaha until reaching 3ish miles before turning back.  Then ran 6x100m on Lakeview Dr on a relatively flat stretch.  Today's run was 1 mile shorter due to big run tomorrow - 46 miles on the Pinellas Trail.

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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTrainer 1 MilesTrainer 2 MilesRacer MilesTotal Distance
5.263.730.000.000.000.000.008.99

8.99 mi, 1:21:30, 9:04 avg, HR 156 bpm

Today's workout was supposed to be 6x1k @4:16 (6:51 pace), with 2 mile warm up and 2 mile cool down, 2:30 between repeats.

I started out a little bit too late and it had gotten a bit too hot out for speed work.  I did the first 4 ok with the last one maybe a second too slow.  But then I felt way too beat up and overheated and decided it wasn't worth it.  I had the workout preprogrammed into my watch so when the 5th one beeped to start I did pick it up a little and went faster than if I had really quite.  For the 6th one I went a little bit faster so it was at least in the ballpark of my goal.

Splits: 4:05, 4:11, 4:13, 4:17, 4:46, 4:22

In retrospect, maybe it wasn't the heat but the first two, or a combination of both.

Did the repeats on the Lake Dan preserve trail, going out and back so I could grab my drink bottle on the jogs if needed.

 

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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTrainer 1 MilesTrainer 2 MilesRacer MilesTotal Distance
3.120.000.000.000.000.000.003.12

3.12 mi, 31:02, 9:56 avg, HR 130 bpm

Ran up and down the street in front of my house while waiting for roof guy to finish up, then did one loop around the neighborhood.  This was a cut back from today's planned mileage of 9 miles but I'll make up for it this weekend with the PTC (46 miles).

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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTrainer 1 MilesTrainer 2 MilesRacer MilesTotal Distance
4.065.000.000.000.000.000.009.06

9.06 mi, 1:17:07, 8:31 avg, elev gain 158 feet, HR 151 bpm

Tempo run with 2 mile warmup, then 5@7:39 pace, followed by two mile cooldown.  I'd offered to take Jacob to school so started early enough to be back by 8:00.  Headed out from Westlake Village, then Alderman over to the Pinellas trail (cut the warm up slightly and made it up on the cool down once I realized I would be back in time).

Trouble getting going but then felt pretty good and made decent splits with the last two miles a bit faster: 7:37, 7:26, 7:29, 7:18, 7:12

From Crystal Beach Ave to Klosterman it's almost exactly 2.5 miles (had to go just a little bit onto Klosterman).  If I needed to go longer I could start a little south of Crystal Beach Ave because that road isn't all that busy.

Got back to the house in time.

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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTrainer 1 MilesTrainer 2 MilesRacer MilesTotal Distance
7.100.000.000.000.000.000.007.10

7.1 mi, 1:10:24, 9:55 avg, elev gain 218 feet, HR 135 bpm

Westlake Village run, looping south through the neighborhood, out onto Nebraska and Pennsylvania Ave and curving up Alt 19 for a bit, then heading back.  Not quite slow enough for a heart rate run but not too far off so I can call this one easy.

I've got a big run coming up this weekend!

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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTrainer 1 MilesTrainer 2 MilesRacer MilesTotal Distance
10.126.000.000.000.000.000.0016.12

16.12 mi, 2:33:44, 9:32 avg, HR 138 bpm

Doing my Saturday long run on Sunday because of yesterday's cross country meet.  So, Friday will be my day off and I'll take a little bit easier on Monday and hopefully be ok with the schedule switch.

Ran 10 miles at easy pace with Cynthia, starting from Longleaf, heading up Starkey Blvd, into the park a little bit and then turning around back the way we came.  Actually, at 4.5 miles, Cynthia stopped for a bit while I ran out to 5 miles, turned back and joined back up.  She only wanted to do 9 miles and wanted to finish a little stronger.  For the 10th mile, went a little bit faster so I'd be ready to transition into the 7:50ish pace after having run in the 10:00's for the  first 9 miles.

Although we had gotten an earlier start, it was getting later now and I was a little worried about the last 6 miles.

First two miles were a little tough and just at the slow end of what I wanted (7:56 and 7:55), but I slowly got a little faster and did better at the next 4 miles - 7:49, 7:44, 7:49, and 7:30.

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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTrainer 1 MilesTrainer 2 MilesRacer MilesTotal Distance
36.0214.730.000.360.000.000.0051.11
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