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September 17, 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
13.003.410.000.0016.410.000.0016.41

Yesterday, I was a little bit worried about today's run as it is out of the ordinary for me to do my long run on a weekday.  But, fortunately everything seemed to work out ok.   I woke up and did not feel overly tired which was a good sign.   Warmed up with a loop around the neighborhood on the bike then started running right about 5:45.

I ran to the Y on a slightly indirect route, ran inside and topped off my water bottles then got going again, just a little over 10 miles left to go.

Ran out towards the horse farm but didn't quite have to go all the way to the end of the road to get my miles in.  Turned around and headed back.  I was running by feel and was feeling pretty good.    I did a good job of not looking at my Garmin at all during the run until the end.  Crossing back over Seven Springs Road was a bit of a challenge.  I didn't want to wait for the light so I figured I'd run against traffic until it cleared and then cross.  It didn't clear for almost a quarter of a mile, so then I finally crossed after what seemed like forever (next time I'll just wait for the light).

When I reached 13 miles, the sun was up but it was still quite nice out.  My pace had picked up but I was not sure how much.  Made sure not to intentionally push it.  At 15 miles I was feeling even better.  Made it inside my neighborhood and then looked at my garmin when it beeped, which was a 7:14 pace.   Last bit of the run turned out to be 7:22, 7:21, 7:14, and 0.41@7:17.    I hadn't quite reached my house yet but I saw that my garmin had lost the satellite signal.  It seems to do this pretty consistently at around 16-18 miles into a run, so I don't think this garmin will be going to Niagara Falls with me - perhaps old garmin 201, wife's garmin or possibly yet to be purchased garmin.

This basically wraps up week 1 of the last 3 hard weeks.  Tomorrow will be a fun 5K at the zoo with the family.

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