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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 - 3:28:12, 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: 5.40 Year: 1829.98
Brooks T7 Lifetime Miles: 175.96
Brooks ST5 Lifetime Miles: 403.91
GoRun4 Lifetime Miles: 693.07
GoMeb Speed3 Lifetime Miles: 417.06
Brooks Pure Flow Lifetime Miles: 88.19
Brooks Launch(lobster) Lifetime Miles: 5.40
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTrainer 1 MilesTrainer 2 MilesRacer MilesTotal Distance
41.453.001.000.000.000.000.0045.45
GoRun4 Miles: 24.83GoMeb Speed3 Miles: 16.18Brooks Pure Flow Miles: 3.41
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTrainer 1 MilesTrainer 2 MilesRacer MilesTotal Distance
6.811.000.000.000.000.000.007.81

7.81 mi, 1:09:19, 8:52 avg

Ran with Joe and Jamie in the neighborhood for about 6 miles, then I continued the long way around the neighborhood back to my house, walked Sammy and Stella, and then ran Stella a little bit over a half mile.

The combination of temperature and humidity was just enough to not be miserable and was in "not so bad" territory instead.

GoRun4 Miles: 7.81
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTrainer 1 MilesTrainer 2 MilesRacer MilesTotal Distance
8.122.001.000.000.000.000.0011.12

11.12 mi, 1:34:13, 8:28 avg

After the dogs woke me up at 4:00, I decided to get a little extra sleep and slept until 6:15 and got going a little bit after 6:30.  I ran from my house to the Longleaf area, stopping near the little church and saying hi to some of the Striders who were mostly finishing up.  I stashed my gatorade and then headed north up the bike trail.  Anthony came up behind me and we ran together until just a little bit past the bridge then he turned back, finishing up his 11 miles.

Next, I ran into Corey and Diane at the corner near Aristide, chatted a bit, then Corey headed south.  I ran with Diane a bit into Aristide until I reached just over 5.5 miles.

On the way out of the neighborhood I picked up the pace to a 7:48, then a little faster to 6:54, then backed it down a bit to get back to where my gatorade was.  I saw one of the rabbits again, drank most of my gatorade and then headed home.  I did my final my at 7:21 pace.  Pretty happy to get some good miles in this morning. Tomorrow will be busy and I'll have to squeeze in what I can.  I'm picking up Tom from running camp at FSU.

Walked the dogs when I got home but did not run Stella today.

GoMeb Speed3 Miles: 11.12
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTrainer 1 MilesTrainer 2 MilesRacer MilesTotal Distance
3.410.000.000.000.000.000.003.41

3.41 mi, 28:20, 8:18 avg

Had to get on the road this morning at 5:30, so I didn't run into after dinner.  I had to drive to FSU to pick up Thomas from running camp.  About 4 hours each way, pleasant drive except for the very end of the return trip, just a few miles from home a 45 minute traffic delay.  Dropped him off at Jenny's house then put in some time at work before heading back home to make dinner and eat with Andy.

So, evening run, neighborhood, short and sweet.  A bit of a cooler breeze tonight.  Felt good to stretch my legs after sitting a little more than usual.

Brooks Pure Flow Miles: 3.41
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTrainer 1 MilesTrainer 2 MilesRacer MilesTotal Distance
5.060.000.000.000.000.000.005.06

5.06 mi, 46:29, 9:11 avg

Went to Longleaf for the Striders run.  I needed to be home by 6:30 so was keeping it short.  Ran with Keith for 4 miles, did another half mile by myself - hadn't run with Keith in quite a while.

Went home, made sure Andy was up, walked the dogs and ran Stella for a quick half mile run.

Left just after 7:00 for USF orientation with Andy, able to make it there on time.

GoMeb Speed3 Miles: 5.06
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTrainer 1 MilesTrainer 2 MilesRacer MilesTotal Distance
1.030.000.000.000.000.000.001.03

1.03 mi, 10:56, 10:40 avg

Ran one mile instead of skipping my run.  Had to leave early for day 2 of USF orientation for Andy and was up too late between work and catching up on things.  Felt much better after doing this better than nothing run.

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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTrainer 1 MilesTrainer 2 MilesRacer MilesTotal Distance
17.020.000.000.000.000.000.0017.02

17.02 mi, 2:35:13, 9:07 avg

Ran with Joe, Jamie, Leah, and Daisy starting from Longleaf.  We first did about 3.1 miles in Longleaf before heading up the Starkey Blvd bike trail.  Weather felt almost cool but it was humid and as it warmed it, heat started getting to me a bit.

We stopped at Diane's house for a quick drink, then to the end of Alico Pass, turned around and continued north on Starkey Blvd again and into the park to the shelter area.  Someone had brought freeze pops which were most welcome and refreshing.

Headed back out from the park and back down Starkey.  With just under two miles to go I had a sudden urge to stop and walk for a bit which normally I ignore but this time ended up taking a short walk break.  Joe and Jamie went ahead which was good because I picked it up a little and kept them in my sights with my last mile at 8:15.

I had not planned on 17 miles, was thinking more like 13-14 miles, havent run much over 12 in quite some time, good to get back into the swing of things as far as mileage.

GoRun4 Miles: 17.02
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTrainer 1 MilesTrainer 2 MilesRacer MilesTotal Distance
41.453.001.000.000.000.000.0045.45
GoRun4 Miles: 24.83GoMeb Speed3 Miles: 16.18Brooks Pure Flow Miles: 3.41
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