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RAP River Run 5K

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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: RAP River Run 5K (3.107 Miles) 00:19:57, Place overall: 11, Place in age division: 1
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTrainer 1 MilesTrainer 2 MilesRacer MilesTotal Distance

Finally made it back to the RAP River Run 5k.

Thomas and Andy came with me.  They had a 10K this year also starting at 6:30, with the 5K starting at 7:30 (glad it didn't start at 8:00!).  Was getting warmer (but still not too bad) and a bit humid.

Andy was going to just run it for fun and Thomas was going to race it (he'd missed about a week of training due to some braces related oral surgery but has been getting in some good training recently).

Made my way through the thick starting crowd.  Thomas was a good bit ahead of me.  Eric from Mitchell cross country was there also and he had a good sized lead on both of us.

About a 1/4 mile into the race I suddenly felt really good and made up some of the initial weaving time.  Course is nice and shaded as it heads north up Grand Blvd.  Finished first mile in 6:13.  Shortly into the second mile I was not holding the same pace and was struggling a bit to get back into the 6:30's.  Finished the second mile in 6:35.

Nice thing about 5K's is they are over pretty quickly but it can be tempting to take it easy in the third mile.  I passed a few runners then caught up to Thomas.  I told him to come and stay with me but he told me to go ahead without him (ok, he didn't really say that but he made it clear he was not going to stick with me).  I passed a couple more runners.  A person on the side called out "400 meters left".  Finish line was a straight shot from there and pretty soon I could see 19:40something on the clock. I picked it up and ran faster trying to slow down the clock but it just seemed to speed up.  But fortunately I was still able to beat it before it turned 20:00.

Thomas was not far behind at 20:19.

Larry Smart was there today and ran 19:07 so he took first place masters award and I was awarded 1st place "Grand Masters".  Eric ran 19:27 but was in a tough age group so took 4th.  Andy took it easy and ran a decent 24:07

After the race I ran about another 1 mile for a cool down, stayed for awards, and in addition to the GM award, won a door prize drawing for $50 gift card to Pet Spa - maybe get Stella a mani-pedi

Brooks T7 Miles: 5.26
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