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Member Since:

Mar 20, 2007

Gender:

Male

Goal Type:

Boston Qualifier

Running Accomplishments:

PR's:

  • 1 mile : 5:55 (during 5K 02/2008)
  • 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: 31.15 Month: 168.15 Year: 306.02
Brooks T7 Lifetime Miles: 152.14
Brooks ST5 Lifetime Miles: 403.91
GoMeb Speed2 Lifetime Miles: 407.25
Launch 3 (titanium) Lifetime Miles: 683.97
GoRun Sonic2 Lifetime Miles: 505.88
GoRun4 Lifetime Miles: 219.71
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTrainer 1 MilesTrainer 2 MilesRacer MilesTotal Distance
2.062.004.000.000.000.000.008.06

8.06 mi, 1:02:05, 7:42 avg

Original plan was for a 6 mile tempo run, sub-7:00 pace, hopefully 6:52 or faster.  It was raining when I woke up so took a little bit extra time and started about 5:45 instead of 5:30 by which time the rain was almost completely stopped and this would also be a little less time running in the dark.

Warmed up about 1.7 miles, then picked up the pace.  For a short time was under 7:00 but when I wasn't watching it my pace kept on slipping.  Thought about scrapping it, then decided to switch it to 3 x 2 mile repeats.  I did get a little faster on each set.  Glad I didn't quit completely.  I should have gotten more sleep the night before!

Repeat sets:

  1. 7:27, 7:01
  2. 6:54, 6:54
  3. 6:40, 6:33

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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTrainer 1 MilesTrainer 2 MilesRacer MilesTotal Distance
7.570.000.000.000.000.000.007.57

7.57 mi, 1:12:13, 9:32 avg

Ran with Joe and Jamie in the neighborhood for a little bit over 6 miles.  Stopped back at my house, then ran Stella for a little bit over a mile (maybe 1.2 miles).

This is about my third week of doing the three times per week "better than nothing" strength routine which is centered around 3 sets of 25 push-ups along with 3 sets of 8 pull-ups, along with various other things thrown in.  As part of the last set of pull-ups, I will often try to do more if I feel up to it.  Today I did 15 pull-ups for the last set which is the most I've done for at least 2 or 3 years.  Good to see little bits of progress.

GoRun Sonic2 Miles: 7.57
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTrainer 1 MilesTrainer 2 MilesRacer MilesTotal Distance
4.141.000.003.100.000.000.008.24

8.24 mi, 1:05:30, 7:57

So, last Tuesday's intervals were a partial failure but must have done some good.  Today I wanted to try 5x1km at 20:00 5k pace, so 4:00 per 1km

Got: 3:58, 3:53, 3:50, 3:55, 3:51

Success this time around!  Easier mile, followed by 7:31 for last mile, post easy.  I had one of those feelings when I first got out of bed this morning that I could do it today.

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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTrainer 1 MilesTrainer 2 MilesRacer MilesTotal Distance
6.780.500.000.000.000.000.007.28

7.28 mi, 1:03:59, 8:47 avg

Ran 5.5 miles by myself, with last half mile at 7:17 pace (I had been slowly picking it up each mile before then).  Stopped back home, walked Stell a little bit, then we did the neighborhood loop (1.7 miles) at about an 8:20 average, one of our faster runs - she's been getting better at looking at me for cues so I don't have try as much to keep her on track in the right direction.

GoRun4 Miles: 7.28
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTrainer 1 MilesTrainer 2 MilesRacer MilesTotal Distance
20.553.504.003.100.000.000.0031.15
GoRun4 Miles: 7.28GoRun Sonic2 Miles: 7.57
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