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November 20, 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: 0.00 Month: 117.60 Year: 1754.67
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
3.254.001.000.000.000.000.008.25

8.25 mi, 1:05:45, 7:58 avg

Not a bad run but a little bit short of goals.  Was supposed to do 2 easy, then 5 @7:08 pace, followed by 2 easy.  Ran on Starkey Blvd bike trail, much too late start by which time the cooler morning had disappeared (but fortunately the clouds were hanging around to block the full sun).

Tried my best but had trouble getting onto pace and holding it.  Considered scrapping the run but I needed the miles with yesterday's missed run.  Decided I'd at least go by effort.  Finished the first mile in 7:19, and then did a little better on the second mile at 7:13.  Ran into Aristida neighborhood, turned around a little past 2.5 miles so that I'd hit 3 miles as I returned back to the bike trail.  Decided I'd take a quick stretch break to regroup (so, ok not completely a tempo run now, more like two longer intervals).  Got going again and had trouble getting back on pace, ending up at 7:15 for the 4th mile.  Finally, last mile, tried a little bit harder and was soon on pace and then some, finishing the last one in 6:54.

Overall, the numbers weren't bad, it was just a little choppy feeling.  Sunday's and Tuesday's runs were very good, Wednesday was pretty good but for today's I was feeling some effects of the week's travel.

Brooks Launch(lobster) Miles: 8.25
Comments
From Burt on Mon, Oct 29, 2018 at 10:04:37 from 70.176.85.97

How do you run 5 miles at 7:08 pace? That would be an extraordinary feat to run that exact pace. At least, I think it would.

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