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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: 19.14 Year: 1879.20
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
29.771.500.000.000.000.000.0031.27
Brooks Launch (blue) Miles: 16.00Ghost3 Miles: 4.25Nimbus (green) Miles: 9.52
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTrainer 1 MilesTrainer 2 MilesRacer MilesTotal Distance
0.001.500.000.000.000.000.001.50

Did not run this morning, trying to be serious about my taper this time.

 But, in the evening, did:

1.5 mi 00:10:30 07:00 pace

FlexOne boot camp was all cardio/body weight exercises tonight. Fast paced 5-4-3-2-1 workout (repeated twice), followed by some yoga. 5 minute intervals were running, which each ran just over 5 minutes to get in 3 loops, each approx 1/4 mile. Sweating like crazy at the end. Fun and hard by Jenny , with Claude W. and Michelle right next to me.

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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTrainer 1 MilesTrainer 2 MilesRacer MilesTotal Distance
5.030.000.000.000.000.000.005.03

5.03 mi, 00:42, 08:24 pace

On Tuesday, the Striders do "fun with Intervals". I didn't do the intervals today so it was just fun. Mike is nursing an adductor or something like that, and I'm looking for easy, so we went out and ran at a reasonable pace. When we got to Hawbuck, decided to go straight for 5 miles, instead of turning right to get 6+ miles. I think this was the first run ever where there was a fist bump at the end because we didn't push the pace. Still, a good solid pace, just no fast intervals today.

Still keeping an eye on my right leg/hip area.  Tiny bit of discomfort when I start which goes away quickly once warmed up.  Does not seem to show up in later miles either, although hard to tell today since it was just a short run.

Brooks Launch (blue) Miles: 5.03
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTrainer 1 MilesTrainer 2 MilesRacer MilesTotal Distance
4.250.000.000.000.000.000.004.25

4.25 mi, 00:37 08:44 pace

Nice that it was back to a comfortable chill compared to yesterday. Had to stop a few times to stretch, also spent a good amount of time before the run warming up. Definitely in taper mode today.

 I did have some trouble getting myself going today.  I got out of bed quickly, then out the door and seemed to take forever before I finally started to run.

Ghost3 Miles: 4.25
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTrainer 1 MilesTrainer 2 MilesRacer MilesTotal Distance
6.000.000.000.000.000.000.006.00

6 mi, 00:54, 09:00 pace

Started out with Eudair, Nelson, and David. Dropped back for a bit, then ran with Eudair again after the water stop.

The distance and time are somewhat approximate as I did not bring my garmin today.  I had the urge to not run with it, not worry about turning it on and finding a signal.  I just wanted to run.

The hard part then was to know whether the people I was going with were going too fast or if I was being lazy.

Anyway, worked out pretty good.  I should do this more often when there is no specific pace goal and a close approximation for distance is good enough.

Eudair says she is going to run the half marathon in Gainesville on Sunday, 2/19 - the day before my 100k.  Since it is not that far from Florahome (where my race is), she and her husband might stop by to cheer me on a bit.

Brooks Launch (blue) Miles: 6.00
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTrainer 1 MilesTrainer 2 MilesRacer MilesTotal Distance
4.970.000.000.000.000.000.004.97

4.97 mi, 00:45 09:01 pace

Forgot my music today - a fortunate mistake. Nice morning for a run without it.

Brooks Launch (blue) Miles: 4.97
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTrainer 1 MilesTrainer 2 MilesRacer MilesTotal Distance
9.520.000.000.000.000.000.009.52

9.52 mi, 01:23, 08:41 pace

First time in a while starting out in Starkey park at 6:30.

Ran with Eudair on the bike path out to the power lines, then a few miles there before turning back. A little short of scheduled 10 miles but close enough. Wore new shoes today which I'll wear in next Saturday's race.

Saw two deer and one boar - my first one ever. I've been with people who have seen them and I've heard them but this was the first one I saw, it was running pretty quickly across the power line road.

Starting to get that tapered feeling.  I'm not sure how much I need a taper but I'll find out.

Nimbus (green) Miles: 9.52
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTrainer 1 MilesTrainer 2 MilesRacer MilesTotal Distance
29.771.500.000.000.000.000.0031.27
Brooks Launch (blue) Miles: 16.00Ghost3 Miles: 4.25Nimbus (green) Miles: 9.52
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