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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.

 

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
32.360.000.000.000.000.000.0032.36
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTrainer 1 MilesTrainer 2 MilesRacer MilesTotal Distance
13.700.000.000.000.000.000.0013.70

13.7 mi, 2:58:30, 13:02 avg, flat

Checked out the trails I will be running on next week for the Long Haul 100 mile race.  Course is a 12.5 mile route which is repeated 8 times at the Cypress Creek Preserve.  There is a paved road in the middle of the preserve which we will be on for short time each "loop".  First, there is a spur running south, out and back a little over 3 miles each way, then head east on the road to a trail going north 1.4 miles out and then back to the road, head west almost to the start and go north a half mile and then run a circle about a half mile in diameter and then back to the start.

But, since it was not race day I had to guess a little bit.  Was following an old course using a trail app on my phone, did not go far enough south.  Stopped here and there and backtracked a little to get back on the course.

When I got to the second spur I went too far north and a few times the trail "disappeared" and sometimes would reappear but other times I'd realize I was off the trail and I would cut straight through the woods to get back to where I needed.  This led to some slow miles (like 19 minutes for the slowest).  I was taking it easy and although it was cool out the sun made it feel a little warmer and I was running low on drink from my 20 ounce bottle.  Last two miles were in the 9:30ish range.

Fortunately, on race day the trails will be marked well and I won't have to run the overgrown trails I ran on when I went too far north.

It was a pretty fun day.  I'm not as prepared as I want to be but at least I checked this off my list.

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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTrainer 1 MilesTrainer 2 MilesRacer MilesTotal Distance
5.300.000.000.000.000.000.005.30

5.3 mi, 50:00, 9:26 avg, elev gain 80 feet, avg hr 137

4/1 run walk, south through Westlake, past the Y, and over to the Pinellas trail for a bit. a 61 degrees and cloudy.  Wore the HR monitor but did not look at the display while running.  HR probably slightly high for an "easy" run.

Trying to keep it easy all this week.

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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTrainer 1 MilesTrainer 2 MilesRacer MilesTotal Distance
4.200.000.000.000.000.000.004.20

4.2 mi, 43:35, 10:23 avg, elev gain 85 feet, avg HR 125 bpm

It was a pretty good run for an easy run, felt easy and heart rate stayed fairly low.  I wore the new camelbak dart to see how it would ride, felt pretty comfortable.  Weather was a very nice 50 degrees.  Ran a square loop around Westlake, Palm Harbor HS, and the Y.

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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTrainer 1 MilesTrainer 2 MilesRacer MilesTotal Distance
4.430.000.000.000.000.000.004.43

4.43 mi, 50:00, 11:17 avg, elev gain 66 feet, average hr 124

South down Lakeview drive out of Weastlake, past the Y and over and down a little bit onto the Pinellas Trail.  Garmin said my fitness was not as good as yesterday, not sure why.  Sticking with the easy heart rate stuff this week to feel rested for the big run this weekend, 100 miles!

Today was nice and cool at 46 degrees. Wore my Poconos Run For the Red Marathon shirt which is red.

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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTrainer 1 MilesTrainer 2 MilesRacer MilesTotal Distance
4.730.000.000.000.000.000.004.73

4.73 mi, 50:00, 10:35 avg, elev gain 68 feet, average hr 128

Woefully behind on my blog updates, keep meaning to get caught up once I write my Jacksonville marathon race report which I need to do very soon before I forget everything.  Did 4/1 run/walk while keeping heart rate in aerobic zone.  Yesterday, the garmin decided my zones needed to be adjusted higher.  Headed south out of Westlake village, past the Y and then toward the Pinellas trail and turned around at Tampa Road.  It was in the 40's when I first headed out the door but had warmed up to mid 50's during the run and felt a little bit warm in the long sleeve shirt (MCM long sleeve).

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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTrainer 1 MilesTrainer 2 MilesRacer MilesTotal Distance
32.360.000.000.000.000.000.0032.36
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