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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: 29.26 Month: 124.63 Year: 1356.10
Brooks T7 Lifetime Miles: 199.33
Brooks ST5 Lifetime Miles: 403.91
GoMeb Speed3 Lifetime Miles: 473.59
Brooks Pure Flow Lifetime Miles: 160.60
Brooks Launch(lobster) Lifetime Miles: 639.62
GoMeb Razor Lifetime Miles: 352.00
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTrainer 1 MilesTrainer 2 MilesRacer MilesTotal Distance
27.180.000.000.000.000.000.0027.18
Ghost3 Miles: 5.07Brooks Launch (blue) Miles: 17.78Green Silence Miles: 4.33
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTrainer 1 MilesTrainer 2 MilesRacer MilesTotal Distance
5.070.000.000.000.000.000.005.07

5.07 mi , 00:43 08:27 pace

 

First run back after the race.  Yesterday I just did a little bit of walking.  Today I thought I would try a short run, maybe three miles or a little more if I felt ok.

Felt surprisingly good. Nice cool morning, ran with Eudair and some others. Pleasantly surprised to see Wendy H. and Elizabeth H. on way back, almost didn't realize it was them. Did a few weights after the run.

 Now I'm racking my brain to figure out what I did that made me recover quickly so I'll be able to do this again - here's what I remember - 2 cups of mountain dew over ice in my croom finisher's mug, one shocktop, a few random snacks followed by a bud lite lime given to me (free beer somehow tastes better!), a muscle milk on the drive home, tijuana flats for dinner, a mostly relaxing Easter Sunday, a short walk on Monday - well, in any event I am thankful for feeling good.

 

Ghost3 Miles: 5.07
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No run in the morning, just a short walk.

I did go to Jenny's boot camp class in the evening which really felt great, challenging and fun and got me moving in all sorts of directions.

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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTrainer 1 MilesTrainer 2 MilesRacer MilesTotal Distance
6.220.000.000.000.000.000.006.22

6.22 mi, 00:48 07:41 pace

Ran with Eudair, started out about 8:40 pace and gradually picked it up. Wore my brooks launch which I had worn on Saturday, still a lot of dust on them, but a little less now. Those shoes seem to be happy everywhere. Hung out and chatted with various people after the run. Unfortunately a cat was run over on Starkey Blvd. near Towne Ave.

Later in the day someone posted about how their cat had gotten out of their house and was missing.  Fortunately it turned out that it wasn't their cat which later did come home.

Brooks Launch (blue) Miles: 6.22
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTrainer 1 MilesTrainer 2 MilesRacer MilesTotal Distance
4.330.000.000.000.000.000.004.33

4.33 mi, 00:36, 08:22 pace

Was seriously thinking about not running this morning, but could hear the birds chirping so decided to join them. Nice, cool morning with a little breeze. Saw Lisa and Nikki heading back from their run.

Glad to be feeling good and I hope I can call this a complete recovery from the race.  

Green Silence Miles: 4.33
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTrainer 1 MilesTrainer 2 MilesRacer MilesTotal Distance
11.560.000.000.000.000.000.0011.56

11.56 mi, 01:37, 08:24 pace

Ran with Eudair (almost started by myself as I didn't see anyone at first), we ran out to the 4 mile water stop with a short trail section cut through.

Saw Dan French and Marcia then we all headed out to about the 5 mile point. Eudair and I got back onto the trails by the water stop and zig zagged out to the power lines. She had been running slower before the trails, but really picked it up. Ran through one section of recently plowed road with very loose sand (but fortunately not dry).

As we got to the power line trail a big (about 50) flock of storks took off into the air.

Got back on the bike path and picked it up a little more to get back in time - was only planning on 10 but the extra trail excursion added a little more on but was well worth it.

So, the trail portion was kind of spur of the moment.  I think I might do more of my return trips on the trails.  It is nice starting out with other people and being more social.  On the way back, with it fully light out, it's nice to run on the trails.

Brooks Launch (blue) Miles: 11.56
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTrainer 1 MilesTrainer 2 MilesRacer MilesTotal Distance
27.180.000.000.000.000.000.0027.18
Ghost3 Miles: 5.07Brooks Launch (blue) Miles: 17.78Green Silence Miles: 4.33
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