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Wesley Chapel 5K

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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: 20.26 Month: 95.22 Year: 1732.29
Brooks T7 Lifetime Miles: 199.33
Brooks ST5 Lifetime Miles: 403.91
GoMeb Speed3 Lifetime Miles: 483.77
Brooks Pure Flow Lifetime Miles: 160.60
Brooks Launch(lobster) Lifetime Miles: 776.70
GoMeb Razor Lifetime Miles: 446.08
Race: Wesley Chapel 5K (3.107 Miles) 00:19:32, Place overall: 7, Place in age division: 6
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTrainer 1 MilesTrainer 2 MilesRacer MilesTotal Distance
4.400.000.003.160.000.000.007.56

Wesley Chapel 5K - Series Final (until Spring)

19:32, seventh place (I think), one female ahead of me. 

Weather conditions were great, nice, cool and crisp but comfortable once warmed up.  I was feeling pretty good but was having trouble tapping deep into enthusiasm but results were pretty close to last two races, just a little bit slower (last two were right at 19:21).

Splits this time: 6:09, 6:11, 6:14, and 5:51 pace for last 0.16

I did a little bit better with the tangents this time.  MacKenzie, who won the female division last time was there again and brought her time down some so there was a bigger gap between us and no one else this time for most of the race for me to chase.  There was another fast woman who was ahead of me for most of the first mile, and then I was able to get ahead of her and she wasn't quite close enough behind me to push me faster.  The third mile I felt like I was really slowing down a lot but as it neared the end I was able to make up some time and come close to the second mile (and really not that much slower than the first mile).

Michael is going to take a break from these races so he can figure out how to bring up the attendance and hopefully try again in the spring.

After I got home, it was still nice and cool so I took Stella out for two more miles.

Segments: warm up - 1.27, race - 3.16, cool down - 1.04, Stella run - 2.09

Brooks T7 Miles: 5.47GoRun Sonic2 Miles: 2.09
Comments
From Rob Murphy on Thu, Nov 24, 2016 at 14:29:34 from 24.10.247.181

I ran A turkey trot today but not THE turkey trot. Reading this convinces me that I need to make it back for Thanksgiving one year.

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