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Robbie's Run 5k

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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: 20.26 Month: 95.22 Year: 1732.29
Brooks T7 Lifetime Miles: 199.33
Brooks ST5 Lifetime Miles: 403.91
GoMeb Speed3 Lifetime Miles: 483.77
Brooks Pure Flow Lifetime Miles: 160.60
Brooks Launch(lobster) Lifetime Miles: 776.70
GoMeb Razor Lifetime Miles: 446.08
Race: Robbie's Run 5k (3.107 Miles) 00:19:16, Place overall: 3, Place in age division: 1
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTrainer 1 MilesTrainer 2 MilesRacer MilesTotal Distance
2.980.000.003.160.000.000.006.14

Robbie's Run 5k

Fun and meaningful race today.  This was Keith's race held at the Word of Life camp in Hudson.  I ran this last year and surprised myself with first under 20:00 5k in a while and earning a jar of Dixie's Honey.  

Similar to last year, my last 5k was the Little-Markou 5k held in December.  This year I ran my fastest time in a while there at 19:19 after having done quite a few 5k's to get my time back down.  So, this year, although I had a faster recent time, the bar was set higher and I had not been doing that much training directly for a 5K (although last week's Chasco Mile helped with some speed confidence).  But this year, I was not able to get to bed early and had a busy day on Friday but I didn't want to miss a single important thing on Friday for the sake of a perfect conditions race - I had a very important date with Jessica last night.   So, today I would do my best.

Jessica arrived while I was warming up and saw me off at the start to wish me luck.

First mile felt easy for most of it where the pace was around a 5:50.  I realized it was not wise to push through under 6:00 just for the sake of getting under 6:00.  First place guy (Lee) had gotten way ahead, Eric (track runner from Mitchell who had raced yesterday at Fivay) was in second, and a guy named Dean was ahead of me.   Dean had slowed a little and every time I'd try to go around him slowly he'd shift enough that I couldn't get by him, so finally I had to step on the gas to go around him and put a small gap between me and him.  Eric had gotten farther ahead but he was still a good target to follow.  Finally, finished the first mile at 6:00 flat and continued on toward the turn around which was at about 1.8 miles.

Made the turnaround and saw that Dean was pretty close behind me.  Hit the mile 2 sign with a pace of 6:14.  Running was feeling very difficult with a little bit of jello like feeling in my legs, but my breathing was not too bad.  Into the third mile, my pace was dropping but I was closing the gap slightly with Eric (but still a ways off).  I was going through my choices at this point. I had two good miles and I knew I could get under 20:00 by just hanging or I could keep pushing and get closer to 19:00.

So, third mile came in slightly faster at 6:13.  As I approached one of the final turns I picked it up which besides helping my last mile helped shave off a couple seconds making a difference between tying my time at Little-Markou in December and comind in a few seconds ahead.

Final chip time: 19:16

Jessica was waiting for me at the finish, cheering me on.  After crossing, I was trying to tell her about the race but needed a minute where I could talk normally between "the-just-put-it-all-out-there-post-5k-breathing" breaths.  Stayed around for breakfast and awards and loved the atmosphere and fellowship.

Talked to Eric after the race, learned that he had raced the 800, 1600, and 3200 yesterday, made it to the senior prom and did not get home until 12:30 and was feeling a bit tired.  But, he said he knew I was behind him and couldn't let Andy's dad beat him, which I took as a compliment of course that he'd even give that possibility a second thought.

Long and enjoyable day with some shopping and later on indoor rock climbing at vertical ventures with Jess and her two daughters.

Brooks T7 Miles: 6.14
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