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January 21, 2019

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Member Since:

Mar 20, 2007



Goal Type:

Boston Qualifier

Running Accomplishments:


  • 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)


  • 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.



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: 32.36 Year: 32.36
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


 Spectacular light show this morning.  Sky above me was clear, but several miles away were some big cumulonimbus looking clouds.  They were lighting up with lightening which didn't seem to reach the ground.  Sometimes you just saw light, other times you could see some pretty spectacular bolts of lightening across the length of the clouds.  It was pretty far away and not getting closer so I figured it was ok to still run.

I hadn't done a tempo run for a while so I thought it was time.  I headed out from my house and ran the first 0.5 miles with Jenny before I split off towards 54 and Starkey blvd while she stayed in the neighborhood on phone duty.

I had trouble getting going at first and actually stopped a couple of times so I could start up again and hopefully shake off the dead legs.  It worked eventually and I started to feel better.  Just over two miles out, I was ready to begin.  I knew the pace would feel hard especially at the beginning.

So, here is what I did:

6:57, 6:48, 6:54, 6:41, 6:37

As I thought so, the first mile felt hard.  The 4th mile didn't feel any harder than the first mile, perhaps a little easier.  The 5th mile was better than the rest, maybe because I was glad to be done.  Not sure why the first mile is always harder than the last mile.

After the tempo portion, I slowed down and gradually picked up the pace as I recovered.  The last mile for the morning was at 7:14 pace, which felt pretty good.

Average pace: 7:35

I received a surprise in the mail today.  It was a medal from the Estes Park Marathon for finishing 3rd place, male age 40-49.  The overall winner was in my age group, so that opened up a spot for another award.  I know some people don't believe in age group awards and some people don't believe in awards due to someone getting bumped up, but I sure do, because the award is sitting on my counter!  It was very nice of the people at the Estes Park Marathon to mail this medal out to me, thank you!

Asics Gel Equation (new) Miles: 9.50
From JimF on Fri, Aug 07, 2009 at 09:45:41 from

Nice job on the tempo run especially picking up the pace every mile. Tempo runs are the same for me. I always have trouble with the first mile. Seems likes it takes awhile to get the legs moving and warmed up.

Congrats on the medal. I agree with you any time you can get an award I think it is great and it you should be proud considering that is such a tough marathon.

From jtshad on Fri, Aug 07, 2009 at 15:08:57 from

Congrats on the award, you worked hard for you, so you deserve it.

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