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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: 31.18 Month: 116.05 Year: 1558.38
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: 718.65
GoMeb Razor Lifetime Miles: 409.53
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTrainer 1 MilesTrainer 2 MilesRacer MilesTotal Distance
34.003.504.000.000.000.000.0041.50
Asics Gel Equation Miles: 14.67Glycerin 6 (new) Miles: 21.68New Balance 825 Miles: 5.15
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTrainer 1 MilesTrainer 2 MilesRacer MilesTotal Distance
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Recovery after a very long but fun day at Epcot the day before resulting in a return home time just before midnight.  Sorry to miss a Monday run as they feel like the "breakfast" of running.  I'll try not to let it happen again.

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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTrainer 1 MilesTrainer 2 MilesRacer MilesTotal Distance
5.672.500.000.000.000.000.008.17

My brother Jim is in town staying with my parents.  He came by our house this morning at 6:30.  We went out for an 8 mile run.  Run was going well until about 5.5 miles when he felt his calf cramp up and then start hurting.  Combination of running on Saturday afternoon followed by 24  hours straight in a car probably contributed to this.

Since the pain was getting worse, I ran ahead and came back in the truck.  Picked up the pace for the last two and a half miles, with the last two right at 6:50 pace.

Average pace: 8:11

Until he had to stop, I noticed that this run was night and day from when we last ran together this past spring.


Asics Gel Equation Miles: 8.17
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTrainer 1 MilesTrainer 2 MilesRacer MilesTotal Distance
6.481.000.000.000.000.000.007.48

Slept in a little bit later this morning.  Made it to the Y by 7:00 then warmed up on the bike and did a little bit of stretching.   3.21 miles on the treadmill @ about 8:25 pace, then headed outside.

Very nice low 50's with the sun just up.  Did about 3 miles around Kinsmere, making sure not to look at my pace while I was running.  Ended up at 3.22 miles @ 7:31 pace with last mile at 7:07 pace.

I saw that Jenny's van was parked next to my truck.  I went back inside the Y and found her on one of the treadmills so I got on the one next to her and ran another mile.  It was good to see her running because on Saturday sometime after the run she pulled an abdominal muscle or something like that.  It's so worrisome when you get an injury so close to a marathon after training so dilligently.  It was also good to run next to her today because it is our wedding anniversary.  Happy anniversary Jenny!

Glycerin 6 (new) Miles: 7.48
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTrainer 1 MilesTrainer 2 MilesRacer MilesTotal Distance
6.500.000.000.000.000.000.006.50

New Year's Day run at David's house with lots of running friends.   Run felt difficult on the way out even though we were all running an easy pace.  I guess no one was in a hurry to go fast.  Stopped at the turn around spot briefly then headed back.  Run felt better on the way back.  The first half average was 9:13, the average for the total run was 8:35.

Keith, Bob, Eric, Nelson, Joe, David, Raj and myself as well as some of the beautiful Strider's women were there.

Asics Gel Equation Miles: 6.50
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTrainer 1 MilesTrainer 2 MilesRacer MilesTotal Distance
5.150.000.000.000.000.000.005.15

Kept it easy and simple this morning.  Just a little bit over 5 miles on the treadmill at the Y at about an 8:05 average pace.   Did the bike, and some stretching before hand and a few sets of weights after the run.  Felt much better today than yesterday.

Saw a few people I knew and said hi.  It wasn't too crowded today.  I imagine this Monday will be packed with people starting out the year right.  In some ways it's a little annoying when it is so crowded with all of those "New Year's resolution people", but some of them actually stick with it.

I know that I did, about 9 years ago!

New Balance 825 Miles: 5.15
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTrainer 1 MilesTrainer 2 MilesRacer MilesTotal Distance
10.200.004.000.000.000.000.0014.20

Beautiful morning in Starkey park.  Started out at 6:00 with Keith, Raj and Tim for an easy paced 7 miles, out and back on the bike trail.  Met some more people in the parking lot for a bigger group.  David, Randy, Jorge, and Eric among others. 

Started running  with Eric for the second leg where we picked up the pace from 8:13 to 7:31 to 7:18.  At 3.5 out I had to turn back as I was on a tight time schedule this morning.   Said goodbye to Eric but kept on the pace that we had gotten into.  Last 4 miles at about a 6:52 average.  Pace felt hard at first but I got used to it and was able to keep going.

Average pace: 7:56

I didn't blog until late at night.  I had a lot more details to write, but when you don't write the down right away they kind of slip away.  After the run we went to Orlando to see my niece in an Irish dancing competition.  It was very interesting to watch and great to finally see her dance.  After the dance, my brother and family were heading back up to Rochester after a week down here so we said our goodbyes and we headed back to Tampa.  Stopped for dinner on the way home and before I knew it, it was late at night.

So, as for yesterday's run it was a good accomplishment for me since this is the first long run where I have done more than just 1 sub-7:00 minute mile at the end.  It felt hard but it didn't feel draining.  I've done this pace for up to 8 miles and I'm hoping to stretch it out to 13.1 miles in just a couple of weeks.  I'll either make it the whole way or crash before the end.  If I crash before the end then I'll know where I'm at fitness wise by hitting a limit.  If I do make it all the way I'll have a huge PR.  I'm going to concentrate on continued steady training, getting lots of sleep and being careful with my food.

The other thing about yesterday's run is that for some reason running with Eric always feels hard to me, regardless of the pace.  He is a lot faster than me but even if he is running a slower pace than he normally does it seems faster.  This might be because I'm not the one setting the pace so I don't know what to expect.  I need to get over this so I can get better at racing.  Instead of running at a pre-determined pace, just try and catch up to and maybe pace the next guy in front.

Glycerin 6 (new) Miles: 14.20
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTrainer 1 MilesTrainer 2 MilesRacer MilesTotal Distance
34.003.504.000.000.000.000.0041.50
Asics Gel Equation Miles: 14.67Glycerin 6 (new) Miles: 21.68New Balance 825 Miles: 5.15
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