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March 2012

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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: 20.79 Month: 66.44 Year: 1118.65
Brooks T7 Lifetime Miles: 199.33
Brooks ST5 Lifetime Miles: 403.91
GoMeb Speed3 Lifetime Miles: 473.59
Brooks Pure Flow Lifetime Miles: 152.32
Brooks Launch(lobster) Lifetime Miles: 583.63
GoMeb Razor Lifetime Miles: 264.70
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTrainer 1 MilesTrainer 2 MilesRacer MilesTotal Distance
191.180.002.500.000.000.000.00193.68
Brooks Launch (blue) Miles: 57.61Green Silence Miles: 19.02Nimbus (green) Miles: 74.97Ghost3 Miles: 38.73
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTrainer 1 MilesTrainer 2 MilesRacer MilesTotal Distance
5.120.000.000.000.000.000.005.12

5.12 mi, 00:43, 08:21 pace

Ran with assorted Striders throughout the run. I could actually see the humidity, but cooler than yesterday. Almost got sucked into Beka's vortex as she ran past me with a mile to go but resisted the urge to keep up, then had to resist again with Melanie right after her.

Kind of weird that my hamstrings felt tired today, I don't think I've ever felt that.  They were not tight or achy, just tired.

Chatted a few minutes at the social hour.

Eventually figured out why my hamstrings were tired when I remembered about the sprints at boot camp last night!

Brooks Launch (blue) Miles: 5.12
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3.130.000.000.000.000.000.003.13

3.13 mi, 00:26 08:12 pace

Just a quick out and back

I saw Lisa and Jenny coming back from their run as I was heading out.

Today was also "green silence day" - I would like to be able to use those shoes all of the time because my feet feel much better when I do and I feel like I have a freer feeling form but am a little worried about the lower amount of cushioning - maybe I shouldn't be.

Would also like to try the Brooks Pure Flow which have a lower heel drop.

Green Silence Miles: 3.13
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10.670.000.000.000.000.000.0010.67

10.67, mi 01:32 08:39 pace

Special treat to run with Dixie this morning, not sure when the last time was I ran with him. Talked about bee keeping and bio diesel as well as some talk about running along with the actual running.

Also ran with Keith, Jammie, Victoria, Craig and Diane (who hosted the fabulous "lemonade" stand). Almost stopped at 7 miles, but then decided to do one more out and back to the bridge with Jammie and Victoria.

Usually I would run into Starkey park, and then run back from there, but today did not go there.  It was nice to do something different.

Nimbus (green) Miles: 10.67
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4.180.000.000.000.000.000.004.18

4.18 mi, 00:35, 08:15 pace

Woke up later than usual, but still plenty of time. Headed out the door into a nice brisk morning. Said hi to Lisa as she was returning from her run. Out to Trinity Blvd, then about 0.2 miles on the grass, then back home.

It was weird that I slept in (until 6:40) - usually I can't stay asleep.  Jenny had an early client so woke up at 5:00 to get ready, I kind of remember that, but fell back asleep and then all of the sudden it was 6:40 and light outside.  I should start setting my alarm clock again.  It was no big deal today since I had no special running requirement and was going to be at home a little longer to do school drop off.

Brooks Launch (blue) Miles: 4.18
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6.360.000.000.000.000.000.006.36

6.36 mi, 00:49 07:39 pace

Smooth feeling run, pace felt good and I did one pick up towards the end. Nice seeing a bunch of familiar faces - Claude W. , Nancy R. , Rachel G. , Kim L. , tattoo Mike, and a bunch of others. Also nice that it is getting light so early although we go back to dark next week.

Nimbus (green) Miles: 6.36
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6.640.000.000.000.000.000.006.64

6.64 mi, 00:53 08:02 pace

Headed out as Jenny was coming back from her run. Run to heritage springs, then out to Trinity Blvd and on the grass for a bit there before heading back home. Cool breeze and perfect weather. Listened to music for most of the run.

 After the run I had some time, so in addition to the stretching/hip mobility stuff I did a very mini upper body better than nothing.  Had trouble with overhead presses, I could only do sets of 5 with the 25 lb dumb bells, left shoulder especially felt weak.

Feeling a little bit creaky walking around.

P.M. - Did Jenny's boot camp class.  I didn't go on Monday but Claude did and he said it was just him and 16 women, something about a 16:1 ratio, lol.   Tonight I was the only guy.   Lots of new faces, a few people from the running group.  I partnered up with Shelley for the circuits.

Felt much stronger after class and less creaky, it's what I needed.

Green Silence Miles: 6.64
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6.090.000.000.000.000.000.006.09

6.09 mi, 00:49 08:03 pace

Started out with the big group then fell back for a bit until warmed up. Another Dixie sighting this morning, ran with him for a bit at the start. Ran with Nancy at various times during the run.

Hung out for about 10 minutes after the run but most people left pretty quickly since there was no coffee. Good run overall, nice to see everyone this morning.

Still not quite up yet for a tempo paced run, maybe next week.

Brooks Launch (blue) Miles: 6.09
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6.530.000.000.000.000.000.006.53

6.53 mi, 00:57 08:39 pace

Took it easy, especially at the beginning. Pace picked up toward the end but tried to keep an even effort. Chatted with a neighbor briefly who I hadn't seen for along time, then said hi to Jenny and Lisa R. as they were on their way back. Was originally planning on just 4 but the run felt nice and I did bring along a Gu, just in case.

This may have been the best feeling run all week.  I wasn't expecting it to be.  The goal was to slow down.  After slowing down, I felt a lot better.  Achilles, which had been bothering me on the left side, was much better.  This was also the first time in a while I think that I wore the Brooks Ghosts, they felt good today.

After the run I did another mini upper body workout and shoulders felt better, able to do 10 reps for a couple of sets of shoulder presses.

Ghost3 Miles: 6.53
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15.590.000.000.000.000.000.0015.59

15.59 mi, 02:15 08:38 pace

Started out at Longleaf at 5:30. Was by myself until I got to Diane's house where she had stuff out for runner's but I was the only customer. Craig, Diane, Rene and I ran into the park together.

I split off to run some off road miles, then headed back. I was a little sluggish at the start of the run and never felt energized, but the weather was perfect, got to run a few miles with friends, and enjoyed some time running off road, so overall it was a pretty good run.

I would have liked to feel a little bit better throughout the run.  Even at the end of the run I did not have that usual faster feeling, but I guess they can't all be like that!

Nimbus (green) Miles: 15.59
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5.180.000.000.000.000.000.005.18

5.18 mi 00:47 09:05 pace

Nice and easy run, time change didn't feel too rough. I said hi to someone on the way back and after passing by her was pretty sure it was Nicole S.

(Yes, later found out that it was).

 

P.M. - I got to spend a good part of the evening taking my dog Sammy to the ER vet.  He wound up in a bit of an altercation with the neighbor dog.  Good thing there was at least a fence between them.  Sammy need a couple of stitches in his snout to make sure it healed ok.  He should be fine.  Unfortunately, I don't think he learned his lesson, but I sure did about checking before letting him outside.

Ghost3 Miles: 5.18
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6.210.000.000.000.000.000.006.21

6.21 mi, 00:50 08:02 pace

Progression run, pretty steady increase from 8:57 first mile to 6:52 last mile. Felt good with the slower start and fast ending. Ran with Nancy R. for first 4 miles.

Maybe I'll try to string together three sub-7:00 miles on Thursday to get back into some much needed tempo runs.

Enjoyed a small cup of coffee at the end (thanks Clark!) and some catching up with friends.

Brooks Launch (blue) Miles: 6.21
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5.620.000.000.000.000.000.005.62

5.62 mi, 00:51, 09:04 pace

Felt really hard to get up this morning and felt like I'd be lucky if I could manage 4 miles. But, I was able to shake it off and felt pretty good after 2 miles. Turned into a pretty good feeling run.

 

P.M. - made it to Jenny's boot camp.  partnered up with Ralph and Michelle W, had fun and towards the end of class the lady next to me pointed out Jupiter in the sky.  I thought it was Venus, but then she said, "no, next to Venus", and there it was, pretty cool.

Ghost3 Miles: 5.62
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5.500.002.500.000.000.000.008.00

8 mi, 01:03, 07:51 pace

Nice run with the Striders this morning in Longleaf. 5:30 start, ran with various people throughout the run but a lot of the time by myself. Picked it up for the last 2.5 miles to just under 6:45 pace.

It was tough to run faster, and almost felt impossible at first, but then I remembered that it is not impossible.  Good to remember these things.

Chatted a little bit after the run.  Wished Clark good luck in Atlanta this weekend.  At 58 years old he is doing his first marathon and has never once complained or mentioned being "too old".  In fact, he's been talking about wanting to run forever and thinks an ultra would be a good idea for him, I agree.

Also chatted with Becky, who I'm not sure if I've talked with her much face-to-face, although she does regularly kick my butt in words with friends!

Brooks Launch (blue) Miles: 8.00
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4.180.000.000.000.000.000.004.18

4.18 mi 00:39 09:15 pace

Shorter run for the week. (Felt a little weighted down from too much food last night when out with work, soo glad I did not get a second beer!) Run was kind of tough starting out but helped fix things by the end.

Also, in an attempt to trick myself into feeling light and easy, I wore my green silence shoes which often are good for that, didn't seem to help too much today.

Here is my confession on how much food I ate, which as I was eating it did not seem like that much, but it sure did add up, I can't do this again -

1 20 oz draft beer, some chicken wings (3 or 4), piece of quesadilla, a small plate of nachos, mac 'n cheese topped with short ribs, and for dessert, pecan pie with ice cream.  Fortunately instead of a second beer I had water.  Should not repeat this anytime soon!!

Green Silence Miles: 4.18
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20.000.000.000.000.000.000.0020.00

20 mi 03:34 10:43 pace

Did two out and backs from the parking area to the pit, plus a little more to get up to 20. Started at 6:00 with Torami W. , Ash, and Bruce.  Starting out, running down Tucker hill, and hopping over the roots in the dark was something I had forgotten how to do.  I was lagging behind and did not went to be too far back in the dark.  I was able to keep up and did not have a problem once I warmed up.

In the dark, I could see enough of the trail to watch my footing but could not see much else.  On the first return trip it had gotten light and I could see all of the details I missed.  I could see how hilly it was, small rollers, one right after the other almost, with a decent sized hill about 140 feet, called "Croom Mountain".  Could see the campsite with about a dozen tents not more than 20 or 30 feet from the trail.

Started the second out and back, with no trouble going down Tucker hill this time. I was hoping over roots, and "slaloming" from left to right on the steeper sections.  Improved pace a little bit but did not went to be on my own yet.  The approximate turn around point was a place called "the pit" for short, about 4.5 miles from the parking lot.  The longer name is "Bundy's pit" - maybe that's why I kind of had a feeling of the creeps and not wanting to run alone in the dark.

Went out a little bit farther on the second trip so that the total would be near 20.  Ran into a few other runners who were doing the loop course that the race will use on 4/7.  The race will follow the direction that we were on for the return trip.  Between today's run and the Croom Zoom race I did, I've covered about 80% of the Fools Run race course, so it should be mostly familiar by race day.  It will definitely be familiar by the third loop on race day!!

Good run until about mile 16 when the top of my left foot started to hurt, I think laces were too tight. At the point where my foot pain started I was just starting to pick up the pace and get into a groove.   Able to adjust and finish the run - after stopping twice and retying my shoe.

It somehow didn't feel like I ran 20 miles, I'm not sure why.  But, I am glad I was able to get in a 20 mile run, hopefully get a 20+ run next week running close to home, on a road/trail mix

Nimbus (green) Miles: 20.00
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5.710.000.000.000.000.000.005.71

5.71 mi, 00:51, 08:56 pace

Not too bad for a Monday morning. Slow warm up building up to a reasonable pace. Perfect, nice cool weather this morning.

A little bit of foot pain towards the end of the run, but I think I'll be ok. I'm grateful for being able to run and starting a new week

Ghost3 Miles: 5.71
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6.140.000.000.000.000.000.006.14

6.14 mi 00:51 08:15 pace

Nice run with Striders. Ran with Kim L. for first mile or so. Sped up a bit in second half but stayed comfortable. Foot was one notch better today. Re-laced shoes using Lydiard method as suggested by Sean K. - I think it helped.

Brooks Launch (blue) Miles: 6.14
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3.000.000.000.000.000.000.003.00

 

 Started out the morning with my first spin class ever. It was tough and I sweated a lot - it was pouring off of me. 10 minutes into the class and I wasn't sure how I was going to make it through. Got through it somehow and felt energized afterward. Thanks Nancy R. for a great class! Nice seeing Beka and Andrea also.

3 mi 00:26 08:30 pace

Decided to go for a short run after getting back from spin class. Legs felt pretty good, although I should have fueled a little before the run.

Ghost3 Miles: 3.00
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6.060.000.000.000.000.000.006.06

6.06 mi 00:52 08:34 pace

Ran with Eudair from start to finish and then also with Michelle H. for the second half of the run. A little bit foggy and dark but a good run overall.

Unfortunately, had some foot pain within the first mile, it didn't get too bad but kind of a bummer that it came back, I thought it was gone.

Brooks Launch (blue) Miles: 6.06
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4.520.000.000.000.000.000.004.52

4.52 mi 00:41 09:03 pace

Just a normal run. Pretty good overall.

Time to get ready for the weekend!!

Ghost3 Miles: 4.52
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16.020.000.000.000.000.000.0016.02

16.02 mi , 02:17, 08:31 pace

5:30 meet up at Longleaf with Eudair, tatoo Mike, Bob, and Andrea, ran to Diane's house for refreshments and picked up Diane, Craig, and Renee.

Into the park for a bit more then return trip with Eudair.

Stopped to look up at a very large owl in a tree surrounded by three crows with the owl hooting very loudly at the crows and the crows cawing back, not sure what was going on.

My foot held up pretty well and the weather was cooperative.  I was ready to cut the run short if I had to but fortunately I started out the run with no foot pain, had a little bit of pain from miles 2-4 then it felt better for the rest of the run.  Felt good after the run, too.  Decisions, decisions, sometimes not sure whether to completely rest or just ease back a bit, easing back a bit has worked so far this time.

I had planned on doing some off road miles once we got into the park, but was pretty nice just to stay on the level surface of the bike path and also got to say hi to a bunch more people.

Next Saturday, just a shorter run, probably mostly off road and then the big race one week after that, back to Croom for 50 miles.  The dark miles starting out will be challenging and then once the sun comes up I hope the heat will hold off as long as possible

Nimbus (green) Miles: 16.02
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7.270.000.000.000.000.000.007.27

5.17 mi, 00:44, 08:34 pace

Simple run around the usual spots. Felt pretty good when I woke up this morning, let's see what the day brings.  Still a little bit of foot pain though.

Ok, here's what the day brought - shortly after getting into work, my boss stops by my office to tell me I have a flat tire - good thing he told me otherwise I might not have noticed until trying to go home.

Started changing the tire, wasn't sure about the exact spot for putting the jack, so called AAA.  After getting the tire changed, went to the tire shop where I bought the tires, and they said they would fix it for free under warranty.  Wait would be about 45 minutes and I figured I could walk back in about 15 minutes.  Sort of walk/ran in 14 minutes.

When the tire was fixed, went back but did it in 11 minutes.  Again, a walk/run so I wouldn't get too sweaty but a little more running this time.

So, an extra two miles for the day!!

Ghost3 Miles: 5.17
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6.500.000.000.000.000.000.006.50

6.5 mi, 00:49, 07:33 pace

I felt good this morning and didn't do my usual slow start, but an 8:20 pace. Lead pack went by me sometime in the second mile. Stayed steady with a gradual pickup and fast last mile. Enjoyed the extra cool weather. Did a few weights afterward. No foot pain at all this morning!!

So, that was a big relief.  I'm not sure what made it go away, maybe the mid afternoon jog to and from Tire Kingdom, or maybe that I finally started to ice the sore spot instead of just worrying about it, or maybe both

Brooks Launch (blue) Miles: 6.50
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4.250.000.000.000.000.000.004.25

Woke up nice and early and went to spin class for a second time in two weeks.  Felt a little less awkward in class but still sweated a lot.

After getting back home, did a short 3 mile run with no garmin, just a watch.

In the evening, went to Jenny's boot camp class which included about 1.25 miles of running as well as lots of good strength, other cardio, and plyometrics.

Ghost3 Miles: 3.00
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6.330.000.000.000.000.000.006.33

6.33 mi, 00:51 08:07 pace

Ran with Striders at Longleaf. Felt sluggish starting out, then got a second wind after the bridge. Ran with Eudair and chased Michelle's blinking red light on the return trip. Nice seeing Mike S. , Rachel G. , Rebecca D. , Kim L. and everyone.

When I started out I felt really sluggish, so I tried to keep an eye on my form and not get too sloppy.  Glad I was able to get through the run and ending on a high note.

Nimbus (green) Miles: 6.33
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5.070.000.000.000.000.000.005.07

5.07 mi, 00:42, 08:11 pace

Good run on a beautiful morning, headed out as Lisa R. and Nicole S. were heading back in from their run.

 

Green Silence Miles: 5.07
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9.310.000.000.000.000.000.009.31

9.31 mi, 01:16, 08:12 pace

 

Ran in Starkey, pleasantly cool. Arrived just before 6:30, started running about 6:40.  I was going to wait a little longer for Eudair but wasn't sure how long it would take and I wanted to try and get in close to 10 miles, if not 10.

I was talking to Keith, Jammie, and David J. before the run, but they got going before me.  So, I started out by myself.  It was still dark out but I knew it would not be for long (I'm not a fan of starting out in the dark by myself, but the reward of being on the run while it gets light out and the sun comes up is worth it).  I was also a bit tired starting out, did not get much sleep the night before.

After about 3 miles, the horse flies were starting to get bad.  I did not get bit, however it's very annoying when they keep buzzing around you, sometimes bumping into you, and it seems like they will bite you if you slow down or don't keep swatting them.  I was wishing that I was running with other people at that point so the flies would not be all on me and we could watch each other's backs.

As I was getting to about 4.5 miles out I decided I would not go for 10, but would turn around a little bit early.  Once I turned around, and although I was in the same place, the view was drastically different, with layers of low lying fog hovering above the ground.  I felt better.  Then was back at the 4 mile water stop, where a group had stopped, and many of them were going to turn around.

Ran with David, Eudair, Rachel G. and Clive. Felt good especially the last two miles.

At the end of the run I finally felt light and springy.  

Gave Eudair a ride back to her car, then I headed home to take Thomas to bowling and look forward to a mostly relaxing day.

Well, one week to the next race, then no races scheduled after that so far.

Brooks Launch (blue) Miles: 9.31
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191.180.002.500.000.000.000.00193.68
Brooks Launch (blue) Miles: 57.61Green Silence Miles: 19.02Nimbus (green) Miles: 74.97Ghost3 Miles: 38.73
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