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December 13, 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: 0.00 Month: 19.14 Year: 1879.20
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

20.08 mile

Part 1: 4.11 mi, 37:27, 9:07 avg

Part 2: 4.24 mi, 36:12, 8:33 avg

Part 3: 5.09 mi, 38:50, 7:37 avg

Part 4: 6.64 mi, 1:01:42, 9:17 avg

I had to break up my run because of life events (suppose I could have woken up at 3:00, but wanted to try it this way).

Drove home from Jessica's house, ran 4.11 miles in the neighborhood, out and back from my house.  Felt pretty good.

Watched Tom at the cross country meet in Crews Lake park where he PR'd and broke 19:00 for the first time with 18:56.8.  First mile was 5:53, he then averaged 6:17 for the next two miles and had an amazing finishing kick which I think he ran at a 4:30 pace (0.107 miles in 28 seconds).  Mitchell won 3rd place for this meet.  There were a few other PR's as well.

Stopped for cinnamon melts on the way back and dropped Tom off at Jenny's house. Then I ran another 4.24 miles, drove over to pick up Tom and take him to hour long trumpet lesson.  I then drove to the Y and ran on the treadmill for another 5.09 miles, with 4 miles between 7:00 and 7:30 (average with warm up and short cool down was 7:37 pace).

After trumpet, I drove to Palm Harbor to meet Jessica to look at a house, then drove back home and then ran 6.64 miles in the hot afternoon (91 degrees but some cloud cover thankfully).  I wanted to quit after a mile "good enough", "why push yourself?"  "what does it matter?".  Kept on going mile by mile then eventually back home.

I relaxed a little bit in the pool floating on a raft and a little bit of swimming, then got up and drove to Land O' Lakes to see Jacob play soccer.  First time watching him.  Game delayed an hour for weather.  They tied, it was fun to watch even though I know hardly anything about soccer.  Jacob played goalie and had one really incredible save early on which I missed and many more saves which I did see.  Then, all of the sudden it was 10 o'clock at night.

From Eva Splaine on Sun, Oct 08, 2017 at 17:32:06 from


You must be the world's GREATEST father.


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