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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
26.691.000.000.000.000.000.0027.69
Green Silence Miles: 6.04Nimbus 12 (new) Miles: 15.45Brooks Launch (black) Miles: 6.20
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTrainer 1 MilesTrainer 2 MilesRacer MilesTotal Distance
1.000.000.000.000.000.000.001.00

I went to the Y, warmed up on the bike for about 10 mins, stretched a little, got onto a treadmill and then got off immediately.

Did the rower for a few minutes, got onto the treadmill, then off again immediately. Every time I got on I had an overwhelming desire to jump off.

Lifted some weights, then finally forced myself to stay on the treadmill for 1 mile.

I don't know why I wanted to keep jumping off of the treadmill.   My leg wasn't feeling great but it wasn't that bad either.

Anyway, figured that overall I did get some decent exercise in even though there wasn't much running involved.

Will try again tomorrow (fast forward to tomorrow, it turns out better!)

Green Silence Miles: 1.00
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4.410.000.000.000.000.000.004.41

Ran with Jenny and Lisa for part of the run, turned back a little early and managed to speed up a little for the return trip.

Leg felt ok but not great, not a bad run overall. It was much better than yesterday.

Average pace: 8:43

Nimbus 12 (new) Miles: 4.41
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTrainer 1 MilesTrainer 2 MilesRacer MilesTotal Distance
5.040.000.000.000.000.000.005.04

Ran a little bit farther today than yesterday.  I think I felt better, too, or maybe I'm just being hopeful.

Started out with Jenny while she did her heart rate test, which was fine with me since I was a bit achey. She was running three miles while trying to keep her heart rate at a specified aerobic training zone.

Turned back a little bit early and picked up the pace to about 8:15 for the trip back.

Average pace: 9:43

Green Silence Miles: 5.04
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So, I decided not to run today to see if that would help.

Felt kind of lame not running, so in the evening I did a workout which was similar to one Jenny had used at her boot camp.  Took me about a half an hour (I did skimp on some of the ab stuff at the end, otherwise it would have taken me much longer).  It was a pretty tough workout and made me feel less lame.

Also, I think it was excellent rehab work for my right leg.

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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTrainer 1 MilesTrainer 2 MilesRacer MilesTotal Distance
6.200.000.000.000.000.000.006.20

Getting back to normal, I think.

Started out with Jenny and her group and stuck with them for a little over a mile and a half then started off on my own. Leg feeling better today, weather was nice.

Average pace: 8:20

Brooks Launch (black) Miles: 6.20
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTrainer 1 MilesTrainer 2 MilesRacer MilesTotal Distance
10.041.000.000.000.000.000.0011.04

Better run today, left from home and ran up and down Starkey blvd. Nice weather this morning.  I was able to start out not too slowly and felt pretty good as I approached the turnaround.

The nice thing is they now have asphalt down over where they had torn up the sidewalk.  So, now the Starkey Blvd bike trail will extend all the way to Starkey Park and continue all the way to the bike trail, so no more having to run on the uneven sidewalk or along the road.

I pushed the pace a bit on the way back with some 7:30ish miles, then had to back it down to the 7:50's for the 9th and 10th mile.  But, for the last mile my pace magically picked up to 7:08, which was nice.

Average pace: 7:53

Felt a little bit sore afterward, so still need to spend some time taking it easy so I can get back to really enjoying my runs.

But, today was a good start.

Nimbus 12 (new) Miles: 11.04
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTrainer 1 MilesTrainer 2 MilesRacer MilesTotal Distance
26.691.000.000.000.000.000.0027.69
Green Silence Miles: 6.04Nimbus 12 (new) Miles: 15.45Brooks Launch (black) Miles: 6.20
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