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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: 27.28 Year: 1883.28
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
37.921.000.000.000.000.000.0038.92
GoRun Sonic2 Miles: 6.58GoRun4 Miles: 32.34
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTrainer 1 MilesTrainer 2 MilesRacer MilesTotal Distance
5.580.000.000.000.000.000.005.58

5.58 mi, 49:58, 8:57 avg

Simple, easy 5ish mile run in the neighborhood to start the week.  Somewhat warmish at 73 degrees, starting at 6:08am

Big week ahead!

GoRun Sonic2 Miles: 5.58
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTrainer 1 MilesTrainer 2 MilesRacer MilesTotal Distance
7.100.000.000.000.000.000.007.10

7.1 mi, 1:06:37, 9:23 avg

Ran at Longleaf with the Striders.  Easy paced run with Daisy, warmish 75 degrees and a bit humid.

GoRun4 Miles: 7.10
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTrainer 1 MilesTrainer 2 MilesRacer MilesTotal Distance
6.710.000.000.000.000.000.006.71

6.71 mi, 56:19, 8:24 avg

Solo run in the neighborhood (originally had Daisy signed up to run with me but she had to cancel).  Had a slight steady pickup throughout the run but mostly even.

I've been hinting around of something big about to happen, which actually is happening.  A month ago I reconnected with my girlfriend of just over three years.  We had gone our separate ways having long been wanting separate things - and had been fully apart for over three months, and the 8 months before that were somewhat sporadic and rocky.  She was patient for very long and wanted a life together but I insisted on less than that due to still being gun shy from divorce, fear of the effect on kids, not being sure, and basically being afraid.  Without going into all of the details here, it felt like an awakening, and fortunately since she still had something inside left for me even though I was basically looking like the boyfriend who would never ever fully commit, she also decided to take a chance on me and believe in me.  So, last night was meeting with family counselor to help with kid issues (went with myself and two boys, she and I had gone to one earlier to help strategize).  It will be a challenge but it's all worth it.  It's been an amazing month so far with hopefully bigger and better news to come.  But for now, still doing baby steps, although we've done quite a few so far looking back on the past month.

I'm grateful.

GoRun4 Miles: 6.71
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTrainer 1 MilesTrainer 2 MilesRacer MilesTotal Distance
1.000.000.000.000.000.000.001.00

It was looking like rain this morning.  I did not run and ended up back in bed, but did finally do 1 mile just to not do 0 miles.  I was really glad I did that one mile.

GoRun Sonic2 Miles: 1.00
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTrainer 1 MilesTrainer 2 MilesRacer MilesTotal Distance
6.160.000.000.000.000.000.006.16

6.16 mi, 1:01:37, 10:00

Back to cool this morning - 63 degrees but it felt much cooler.  Ran with Jamie in the neighborhood, good catching up with her since it had been maybe about two weeks since running with her.

GoRun4 Miles: 6.16
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTrainer 1 MilesTrainer 2 MilesRacer MilesTotal Distance
11.371.000.000.000.000.000.0012.37

12.37 mi, 1:47:08, 8:39 avg

Left from home at 5:30ish and met Joe, Jamie, Daisy and Cynthia at Longleaf.  We ran out to Diane's house for a quick water stop and then headed back.  I had to pick it up a little on the way back as it had gotten later than I thought it was and needed to get Thomas to the track meet at Steinbrenner HS.

Andy was already there (slept in the truck after 2 hours of sleep, going straight there from the senior field trip to Universal).  He ran the 300m hurdles, he was a bit tired but still was pretty close to his best time.  Thomas PR'd in the1600 again, down to 5:21 and about tied his 800m time in 2:23

GoRun4 Miles: 12.37
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTrainer 1 MilesTrainer 2 MilesRacer MilesTotal Distance
37.921.000.000.000.000.000.0038.92
GoRun Sonic2 Miles: 6.58GoRun4 Miles: 32.34
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