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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: 5.40 Year: 1829.98
Brooks T7 Lifetime Miles: 175.96
Brooks ST5 Lifetime Miles: 403.91
GoRun4 Lifetime Miles: 693.07
GoMeb Speed3 Lifetime Miles: 417.06
Brooks Pure Flow Lifetime Miles: 88.19
Brooks Launch(lobster) Lifetime Miles: 5.40
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTrainer 1 MilesTrainer 2 MilesRacer MilesTotal Distance
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No running today.

Flew to NYC, my brother Jim picked me up at the airport and we drove to packet pickup, then checked into our hotels, had lunch and then some "light" sightseeing which turned into 18,000 steps or 8.7 miles according to the garmin 630.

Highlights of the walking were Rockefeller Center, Trump Tower, Central Park (where a small crowd of people were fascinated with a black cat sitting high up on a rock), and then attended mass at St. Patrick's Cathedral.  The priest who said mass was going to run in the race this year, his second marathon despite having two artificial knees.  He invited all the runners up to the altar for a blessing (hundreds came up, perhaps even 1000, while the organist did a stirring rendition of "Fanfare for the Common Man" - which previously I only knew of the Emerson Lake & Palmer version used on CBS Sports Spectacular).

 

 

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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTrainer 1 MilesTrainer 2 MilesRacer MilesTotal Distance
5.400.000.000.000.000.000.005.40

5.4 mi, 53:28, 9:54 avg

One last taper run before the marathon.  Legs still feeling dead but  maybe just a tiny bit better with the time off.  Ran with Joe and Jamie, nice morning out.

(I forgot to do my pushups).

Brooks Launch(lobster) Miles: 5.40
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTrainer 1 MilesTrainer 2 MilesRacer MilesTotal Distance
0.000.000.000.000.000.000.000.00

No running again today (like yesterday).  Making sure to get some walking in (10,000 steps on garmin 630).

Stella is getting walked a little more.

Chronic dead-legs feeling might be starting to fade slightly.

Push-ups: 44

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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTrainer 1 MilesTrainer 2 MilesRacer MilesTotal Distance
3.270.000.000.000.000.000.003.27

3.27 mi, 29:32, 9:02 avg

Just an easy out and back run by myself from my house to just past the water fountain on the golf course.  Nice, cool morning.  Trying to shake the dead leg feeling but grateful I can move injury free heading into the marathon weekend.

Also, wrapping up second biggest running month mileage this year.

42 push-ups

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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTrainer 1 MilesTrainer 2 MilesRacer MilesTotal Distance
6.260.000.000.000.000.000.006.26

6.26 mi, 56:57; 9:06 avg

50ish degree weather for a nice run.  Solo neighborhood and t-shaped route near golf course.  First run with "new" (refurbished) Garmin Forerunner 630, I'm actually pleasantly surprised so far.  At the end of my run it congratulated me for 4 achievements!  - fastest 5k, fastest, 10k, fastest mile, and longest ever run.  It reminded me of what that was like to start running and everything was some sort of new record.

GoRun4 Miles: 6.26
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTrainer 1 MilesTrainer 2 MilesRacer MilesTotal Distance
14.930.000.000.000.000.000.0014.93
GoRun4 Miles: 6.26Brooks Launch(lobster) Miles: 5.40
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