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November 17, 2018

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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
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTrainer 1 MilesTrainer 2 MilesRacer MilesTotal Distance
8.008.040.000.000.000.000.0016.04

16.04 mi, 2:12:10, 8:14 avg

Slightly shorter version of last Sunday's run minus the rolling hills.  Ran in Starkey Park.  Was pretty quiet this morning, nice weather again.  Not as cool as yesterday but more clouds and a cooling breeze. 8 miles out with goal of an "easy pace"  Last 3 of those 8 miles were in the 8:20 pace range.  Turned around and was able to get onto a pretty good pace, into the 7:30's and then into the next mile, then brief stop at the water stop on Suncoast just north of the Starkey entrance.  Plan was to not stop anymore, but then changed my mind when I got to 4ish mile water stop. My pace was slowing, had trouble staying in the 7:30's, settled for 7:46.  Next mile was worse, found myself running at what felt like the same effort but pace was in the 8:00's.  Decided I wouldn't beat myself up over it, relaxed a little and then finished mile 13 in 7:56.   Next mile a little better at 7:45.  Then, finally for the last two miles felt myself get into a good rhythm, mile 15 in 7:24.   Then I was excited to finish.

The last mile has signs with the planets (and everyone's favorite minor planet), 1 mile from Pluto to the Sun.    Counted down the planets and then turned onto the skinny path to the bike parking lot, last mile in 7:07.

Next week I'm back on the original schedule so I'll finish up for the marathon on 12/15.  Getting excited but trying to not get lazy and/or injured.

Comments
From jtshad on Tue, Nov 06, 2018 at 14:28:18 from 141.221.191.225

Nice training day! Which marathon are you running on 12/15?

From Mark on Tue, Nov 06, 2018 at 15:48:03 from 24.129.132.74

Jacksonville Marathon. That course was my third marathon ever back in 2007, can't believe it has been 11 years! Hoping to get a similar time as last time if it all works out.

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