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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: 0.00 Month: 16.61 Year: 2712.48
Brooks T7 Lifetime Miles: 122.21
Brooks ST5 Lifetime Miles: 403.91
GoMeb Speed2 Lifetime Miles: 352.26
Launch 3 (titanium) Lifetime Miles: 563.90
GoRun Sonic2 Lifetime Miles: 367.76
GoRun4 Lifetime Miles: 58.19
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTrainer 1 MilesTrainer 2 MilesRacer MilesTotal Distance
8.050.000.000.000.000.000.008.05

8.05 mi, 1:15:14, 9:20 avg

Ran with Joe and Jamie in the neighborhood starting at about 6:00.  We ran a little over 5.5 miles together then I stopped by my house to make sure the boys were up and I leashed up Stella.  Stella was way too excited to see Joe and I had trouble calming her down so gave up on running with Joe and Jamie and I ran in the opposite direction and met up with them later near Jamie's house.  Stella and I did a little over 1.5 miles and I finished up enough on my own to get 8 miles for the total.  Temps really cooled off since yesterday and should be nice for tomorrow's Little-Markou 5k.

GoRun Sonic2 Miles: 8.05
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTrainer 1 MilesTrainer 2 MilesRacer MilesTotal Distance
8.560.000.000.000.000.000.008.56

7.02 mi, 1:06:51, 9:31 avg, HR 120 avg, 140 max

Ran with Joe at the Striders run at Longleaf.  Out and back on the Starkey Bike trail.  Legs were feeling sluggish today.  It was back to warmer and humid with humidity you could see and low 70's for temps.  Other than that a pretty good run and nice to run with Joe (as part of his 11 mile run).

1.54 mi, 15:22, 9:59 avg

Part two of the run was after I got home and walked both dogs.  I took Stella around the loop.  She was all over the place with the extra traffic and people/dogs out walking I had to take a coupld of walk breaks to settle her down.  But still, managed to get most of the miles I wanted.

GoRun4 Miles: 8.56
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTrainer 1 MilesTrainer 2 MilesRacer MilesTotal Distance
6.280.000.000.800.000.000.007.08

7.08 mi, 1:05:18, 9:13 avg

Stella and I ran 4.66 miles.  I was originally going to just take her one loop around the neighborhood for 1.7 miles but she was being really good so we added on an out and back to the golf course water fountain.  The running is keeping her nails trimmed - the vet techs said they were already short enough.

Dropped off Stella, woke up Andy to get ready, then headed back out.  I finished off the fifth mile then did 10x25 second strides with 50 second jogs and a short cool down after that.  Strides felt better than last time, so maybe I'll have a good race on Saturday (5k).

GoRun Sonic2 Miles: 6.28
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTrainer 1 MilesTrainer 2 MilesRacer MilesTotal Distance
9.390.000.000.000.000.000.009.39

9.39 mi, 1:25:47, 9:08 avg, HR 127 avg, 138 max

Ran at Longleaf on Starkey Blvd at the Striders Tuesday run.  Everything was good, weather and breathing and pace was good for sticking within heart rate range.

Drove home, woke up Andy, took Sammy and Stella for a walk, then ran Stella around the neighborhood loop for 1.7 miles

Chipping away at my goal of 3,000 miles for the year - within striking distance.  I'll need under 300 in December.

GoRun4 Miles: 9.39
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTrainer 1 MilesTrainer 2 MilesRacer MilesTotal Distance
10.850.000.000.000.000.000.0010.85

AM - 10.1 mi, 1:35:10, 9:25 avg

Ran with Jamie and Cynthia at the Upper Tampa Bay Trail.  Cool, low 50's at the start.  Took it easy and enjoyed a nice morning.  Three of us had not run together since two weeks before Marine Corps Marathon.

PM - 0.75 mi, 7:40, 10:13 avg

I took Stella to the dog park. She was playing a little bit rough and one of the other dogs was a bit more aggressive (I thought) , so I pulled her out and we ran a loop around the lake including the little extra bit to get to the 0.75 marker.  We slowed down when we approached other people so she wouldn't pull me too much.   She seemed to have fun and then we stopped by the fence so she could say bye to some of her friends.

Launch 3 (titanium) Miles: 10.10
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTrainer 1 MilesTrainer 2 MilesRacer MilesTotal Distance
43.130.000.000.800.000.000.0043.93
Launch 3 (titanium) Miles: 10.10GoRun4 Miles: 17.95GoRun Sonic2 Miles: 14.33
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