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August 24, 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: 18.10 Month: 164.28 Year: 1190.74
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

Met up with Raj and Derek this morning at a spot about 2 miles from the start of the Pinellas trail.  We had decided this would be a good week for a change of scenery from Starkey Park.  Got going about 6:15.  It was mid 40's and a bit windy from the North.  I brought gloves with me but accidentally had picked up two left hands.

We went out nice and easy while running in the dark.  The first couple of miles seemed to fly by.  The trail headed north for a short bit then crossed under US 19 by way of an underpass that looked kind of like a tunnel.  We approached Tarpon Springs and ran through it past the various shops and restaurants that were closed.  The trail went behind the hospital and then ran through a more secluded wooded area.  We passed behind the Primate Sanctuary (but didn't see any of the chimps out, although we could smell them).

At around 7.75 miles we came to Wall Springs park where we stopped for a quick pit stop and I found a fountain to top off a water bottle.  Continuing on, we made it into Palm Harbor and were near the entrance of Pop Stansell park at the 10 mile mark.

We turned around and then had the wind to deal with.  We picked it up for a bit and were pushing a 7:30 pace when we got back to Wall Springs park.  Stopped there for a brief stretch break and to look at the old bathing springs.  We could see some fish swimming in the spring.

Got moving again.  Wind was a little bit lighter now.  At about 4.5 miles left to go we had spread out a bit.  Raj told me to go ahead, so I picked it up a bit and finished that mile under 8:00.  With 4 miles left to go, I had just gotten into a good groove and was now heading east, so no longer into the wind.  Ran past the things that were too dark to see when we started out like the house on the corner with big solar panels and lots of white geese and some chickens.  The final mile finished up on pretty good uphill, followed by a short down hill.  Finished the last 4 miles under 7:00 minute pace with the final mile at 6:34.

Average pace: 7:57

Glycerin 7 Miles: 20.12
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