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September 16, 2019

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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: 0.00 Month: 0.00 Year: 1266.58
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
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Woke up at 5:15.  Did the usual morning routine, then hopped onto my bike.  Rode a little bit over a mile for a warm up and parked my bike at the shopping plaza on 54 and Duck Slough.  This morning was another "adventure run" - it's what I call it when I have to leave at a certain time run someplace to meet others at a certain time.  I guess it's not much different from just driving over to meet some people but for some reason it seems a lot different.

I ran 1.5 miles to the Longleaf pool to meet David, Keith, Eric, and Jorge (others were "maybes" but ended up not showing up).   We did 7 miles together on an out and back course up Starkey Blvd.  On the return trip Eric ran ahead, then David and I picked it up for two miles for a 7:38 pace.  Stopped and hung out for a bit but I wanted to try and be back by 8:00 so Jenny could meet up with her friend at the Y for weights.  I got back to my bike for a total of 10 miles then got on it and rode home.

Average pace: 8:18

Jenny had just finished baking some delicious muffins with spelt four and blueberries - am I spoiled or what?

Also, "Trainer 2" is now a new pair of Asics Gel Equations (old trainer 2 mileage ended at 455 for the year)

 

PM - One mile with Jenny and the boys after dinner.  We went out to eat at Sweet Tomatoes and saw a park on the way home that we hadn't been to in years.   The boys played there a bit and then we ran on the trail there.  It's marked out each 0.1 miles so we went 1/2 mile out and then came back.  It was hot and everyone was still full from dinner but we got the job done!

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