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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: 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
Race: Starkey Ranch 5k (2.9 Miles) 00:18:51, Place overall: 3, Place in age division: 1
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTrainer 1 MilesTrainer 2 MilesRacer MilesTotal Distance

Starkey Ranch "5k" race report

I ran this race last year, but this year I got to run with both boys.  It was a bit warm, low 70's and humid.  This year they added a 10K which started at 8:00 and 5k started at 8:30, but 10k was delayed maybe 10 minutes, so they delayed the 5k start accordingly since the time clock would show the time for the 5k and they told the runners to adjust it by 30 minutes.

Andy said he wasn't up for racing and would just do it for fun.  There was another track team member from Mitchell HS named Caleb.   At the start, I got stuck behind a small crowd but Tom, Andy, Caleb and a few others broke out in front.  I slowly caught up to them, maybe about a half mile in.  As I was getting close, another guy slowly came up behind me then passed me.  I was hanging back slightly but not really on purpose.  First mile was 6:31.  Into the second mile I was getting closer to Tom and Caleb and had passed Andy.  Toward the end of the second mile I was just behind Tom and we had passed Caleb.

Just before the start of mile 3, the course split with 10k runners going slightly right and 5k runners turning left.  Made the left hand turn (finished mile 2 in 6:21 - sub 20:00 looked doable)  which went to a path going around a small lake which went left and right.  I had no idea which way to go and the guy that had passed me earlier was already out of site.  I looked left and right and finally decided to keep going but I kept on looking back.  Finally, I saw Caleb turning the other way and a volunteer had also come running out to direct runners the right way to go.  Tom was just behind me also going the wrong way.  So when I turned around, Tom was a little bit in front of me, I told him "let's go catch up to Caleb".  My pace had dropped pretty low with the stopping but I slowly caught some of it back up.

But, pretty soon, seemingly too soon, I could see the finish area.  I thought maybe I had missed another turn.  Came through the finish line in 18:51 with Tom 4 seconds behind me and Caleb about 10 seconds ahead of me.   Caleb wasn't wearing a watch at all and had no idea the course was short.  Andy got about 21 minutes.  Lots of people got PR's.

Despite the mixups it was still a pretty fun morning.

Brooks T7 Miles: 4.20
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