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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: 120.53 Year: 1146.99
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

5.48  mi, 48:17, 8:49 avg, elev gain 58 feet

Did not get to run until 12:12 pm, 86 degrees with some clouds and fortunately the route had mostly shade.  Headed south through Westlake to Nebraska, then up to PA Ave via 18th street until reaching the top of the hill, then turning back the way I came with a side trip to the Palm Harbor Y to use the water fountain inside.  First mile was 9:53, I knew it wouldn't be a fast run but it turned out to not be that slow.

Earlier that morning saw Thomas (running Varsity for Mitchell) and Jacob (running JV for Palm Harbor) race at the Jim Ryun Invitational Cross Country meet in Lakeland (Jim Ryun was the first ever high school runner to break the 4 minute mile).  Event was held at Holloway Park which has one of the few dedicated cross country course with 3k, 5k, and 10k routes.  Humidity was really bad this morning. 

Saw Thomas at the 1 mile marker, coming through in about 5:37, looking strong.  There is another viewing spot, about 2.2 miles where I saw him next.  I was running two feet behind teammate Jacob U.  Next, I ran near the finish line to see the homestretch which comes in a horseshoe shape.  Jacob U came in sight first but Thomas was no longer with him.  He soon showed up maybe 20 seconds later.  I cheered him on as he got near but it all seemed like in slow motion.  A couple kids passed him and as he got closer to the finish it looked like he tripped on something, and then I realized he didn't but legs seemed to give out.  He gets back up and finishes.  A coach behind the finish line helps him stand.  I rush to meet him at the exit to the finish chute.  Jenny is already there holding him up.  I rush back to the team tent where I have a cooler with ice and cold gatorade, then rush back to the finish but have missed them.  Headed back to the tent and they've made it back.  Before that I had a moment of panic, relieved when I saw he was ok enough to tell me to go away and leave him alone.  He still managed 2nd place for the team with a time of 18:39, 33rd overall (last year, 33rd place had a time of 18:06.  Also, last year one runner broke 16:00 and there were 8 others under 17:00, this year there were two runners under 17:00 with winning time of 16:38).

Jacob's race was at 9:30, but started maybe 10 minutes late.  Temperature was about the same and there was almost a small breeze but heat index was still dangerously high.  Jacob's dad Scott was there, so after the race started showed him the 1 mile and 2.2 mile viewing areas.  Jacob came through first mile in 7:34, was looking pretty good still at 2.2 miles.  He had a good kick down the finish line and finished in 24:08, but then needed some help standing up after finishing.

After hanging out a little bit longer, drove Jessica and Aubrey back to Oldsmar to Canal Park where Aubrey was cheering a football game, then I headed back to Palm Harbor, did my run, and then back to Canal Park to try and catch the end of the game and see Aubrey cheer but had just missed it.

GoMeb Razor Miles: 5.48
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