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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: 120.53 Year: 1146.99
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: Sea Dog Brewery 5k (3.107 Miles) 00:19:33, Place overall: 6, Place in age division: 1
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTrainer 1 MilesTrainer 2 MilesRacer MilesTotal Distance

Sea Dog Brewery 5K Race Report

I had pretty good luck running a 5k one week after the Utah Valley Marathon so decided to try again.  So, there is a fun local race called the Sea Dog Brewery 5k which allows dogs and has catagories for small breed and large breed, but people without dogs are allowed to run also.

Race started in the Sea Dog Brewery parking lot (which is next to American Running Company that puts on the race) and heads away from US 19 on an out and back course with a big loop through a neighborhood.  The race starts and just a few feet into it, the guy in front of me drops his phone.  I see that people are going around him safely so I continue on and catch up to the pack.  For about the first half mile there are two dogs on leashes keeping up.   One of the dogs really wanted to go faster based on the gasping noise he was making from straining against the leash.  I had been running at about a 6:05 pace but then slowed down a little bit once the crowd thinned out and we made the first turn.  But, fortunately I didn't slow down that much and finished the first mile in 6:21.

Second mile was pretty steady but I lost a little more pace.  Toward the end of it young lady is running next to me for a bit.  I start to pull ahead a little bit until she catches up again and slowly paces me.  I finish the second mile in 6:25 - ok, still sub 20:00 pace.  

Into the third mile we are well on our way back, out of the neighborhood and heading down the main road.  The girl that passed me is running near a guy, still within sight but too far to catch.  I see them round the corner and lose sight for a second or two.  Nearing the parking lot I finish the third mile in 6:20 - this is my first time in quite some time where my third mile of the 5k is the fastest one.  I can see the inflated finishing arch but the course loops around the parking lot for a bit to get in the last about 0.1 miles.  Turning the very last corner in the parking lot I can see 19:17 on the finish clock so I give it all I've got to try and get under 19:30.  The clock seems to tick in slow motion but I just miss it but come pretty close with a 2016 PR of 19:33 (last time I ran faster was fall of 2014 for 19:18 at Little-Markou 5k).

So, the girl I was chasing finished in 19:03 and was the first place female overall winner and she was 2 seconds behind a guy that finished in 19:01 and was the first place masters winner.  Maybe next time I can be that guy.

Splits: 6:21, 6:25, 6:20, 0.1@5:13

Lots of good food and drink after the race but I didn't hang out too long because it was time to head home to make the cinnamon rolls for the boys (and then work on the fence).

Brooks T7 Miles: 4.72
From jtshad on Wed, Aug 31, 2016 at 16:12:04 from

Congrats on a very strong race! What a great dad...making cinnamon rolls!

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