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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: 47.20 Year: 532.73
Brooks T7 Lifetime Miles: 182.10
Brooks ST5 Lifetime Miles: 403.91
GoMeb Speed3 Lifetime Miles: 440.27
Brooks Pure Flow Lifetime Miles: 122.25
Brooks Launch(lobster) Lifetime Miles: 519.29
GoMeb Razor Lifetime Miles: 117.80
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTrainer 1 MilesTrainer 2 MilesRacer MilesTotal Distance
38.230.000.000.000.000.000.0038.23
GoRun4 Miles: 16.36GoRun Sonic2 Miles: 21.87
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTrainer 1 MilesTrainer 2 MilesRacer MilesTotal Distance
7.350.000.000.000.000.000.007.35

7.35 mi, 1:11:25, 9:43 avg

After what seemed like forever, I ran again this morning.  I can't believe it was only two days off, but it has been some time since more than one day off.

Ran with Jamie in the neighboorhood, starting at 8:00.  Legs were feeling stiff and tired at the start but by the end were just a little bit tired feeling.  Also, can't believe how warm it felt after being reminded what cold and snow feels like.

Nice to get that first run of the  year finally done.

GoRun4 Miles: 7.35
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTrainer 1 MilesTrainer 2 MilesRacer MilesTotal Distance
11.750.000.000.000.000.000.0011.75

11.75 mi, 1:51:48, 9:31 avg

Left my house just after 5:00 and met Joe by the back gate about 5:10 and waited a couple of minutes just in case Jamie showed up.  Then we continued on to Longleaf, stopped for the group picture and ran up Starkey Blvd another 3ish miles before heading back.  Stopped for coffee and another picture before heading back home.  

After getting back home, walked Stella on a "business" trip, and then ran her for about 1.5 miles.  She's gotten really good at not pulling on the leash when we run.  But, a little bit of pulling with the waist leash was kind of nice.

Joe and I were nearly run over twice.  The first time we were approaching the entrance to the self storage place where a guy with his big pickup truck pulling a trailer was waiting to pull out.  He had a passenger and the window was rolled down.  Joe made eye contact but apparently with just the passenger, we were both wearing lights (Joe was wearing two).  The traffic cleared just as we were in front of the truck and the driver started to pull out slowly (probably good thing there he was towing a trailer otherwise he might have pulled out faster).  Joe yelled and the driver stopped and yelled out a "sorry" as we continued on.

The early morning traffic consists of big groups of cars riding each other's bumpers followed by a period of empty street.  If I see a big gap I like to cross the road.  But, the right way to do it of course is at the intersection.  Unfortunately, crossing at the intersection is guaranteed to have cars stacked up in at least one direction.  We got to the Duck Slough and 54 light, waited for the walk signal, then started to cross.  Made it across the west bound lanes ok, then as we were covering the next set of lanes, I could see a car barelling down the right hand turn lane which was clear.  With all of the cars in the two through lanes she had no idea we were there.  As we approached I was telling Joe (loud enough to be heard above the traffic) "this car doesn't have a clue".  She saw us at the last second and had her window down and could hear me.   She hit the brakes and also heard me yelling "doesn't have a clue" and looked worried how close she came to running us over when she had the red light.  Cars have not been stopping first before turning right on red if they see that traffic the other way is held off - but not thinking about pedestrians, bicyclists, and older people on those electric scooters.  Following the law and crossing properly at the cross walk is not safe at this intersection.

GoRun Sonic2 Miles: 11.75
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTrainer 1 MilesTrainer 2 MilesRacer MilesTotal Distance
9.010.000.000.000.000.000.009.01

9.01 mi, 1:24:41, 9:24 avg

Ran with Joe and Jamie in the neighborhood.  Decent weather and legs slowly feeling better.

GoRun4 Miles: 9.01
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTrainer 1 MilesTrainer 2 MilesRacer MilesTotal Distance
10.120.000.000.000.000.000.0010.12

10.12 mi, 1:33:07, 9:12 avg

Ran at Longleaf with the Striders starting at 5:30.  Stuck with Daisy today,  We ran out and back on Starkey Blvd and into Aristide neighborhood, then after a short break back at the parking lot, ran a loop through Longleaf.  It was chilly this morning, and although I was feeling run down when I first woke up the run went pretty well, until I got home and felt run down again so took about a 30 minute nap which seemed to help.

GoRun Sonic2 Miles: 10.12
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTrainer 1 MilesTrainer 2 MilesRacer MilesTotal Distance
38.230.000.000.000.000.000.0038.23
GoRun4 Miles: 16.36GoRun Sonic2 Miles: 21.87
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