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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

I can't believe I did it!  One more milestone.  Last week's 12 was pretty hard, this week's 16 might have actually been slightly easier if it wasn't so warm and humid this morning.

I woke up at 6:00.  My alarm was set for 5:40, unfortunately that was 5:40 pm.  I'm glad I didn't sleep in too late.  When I stepped outside it already felt warm.  I drove over to Starkey park, already the temp was 78° , humidity was in the 90's, it felt more like July or August.   Looks like summer is here.

I got to the parking lot about 6:45 and wanted to get going right away.  I walked quickly on the path to the bike trail for my warm up.  Then stretched at a bench.  The bugs were bugging me so I didn't spend too much time stretching.  There were mosquitoes and horse flys.  I wish I had put on some bug repellent, oh well.   Start of the run was much better than one week ago.  It wasn't quite as good as yesterday though but I didn't have time for a huge elaborate warm up.

I was finally off, at a slow speed, but not that slow, first mile just under 10:00, then some miles in the low 9:00's  I stopped often.   They have some nice ice cold water every 2-3 miles.  I had accelerade with me but I would drink some and top it off with cold water.

I made it to the end of the Starkey park trail and was at the Suncoast trail.  I went right instead of left like I usually do just to be different.  I was finally starting to feel a little bit faster.  I went south about 1.5 miles then turned back, went past the Starkey trail entrance to the water cooler.  Stopped there for a bit to wet myself down with cold water and chatted with a cyclist.  Started out again and felt very fresh.  Made it to the next water stop, with 4 miles left to go and repeated the last stop.

I took the last miles one mile at a time, feeling fairly miserable at the time.  For the final mile I picked it up just a bit and finished it just under 8:00.

I headed home and spent quite a bit of time cooling down in the pool and loosening up.  I was glad to be able to finish the full 16 miles (I was hoping for 14-16 miles).

Looking back on the run now I'd say it went pretty well.   I feel like I'm way off from where I used to be but I'm getting back there.  I'm pretty happy with my mileage for the week also.

Average pace: 8:47  (I did not count all the breaks, I wanted to make myself feel better about the time )

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