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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: 18.10 Month: 164.28 Year: 1190.74
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
45.144.240.000.760.000.000.0050.14
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTrainer 1 MilesTrainer 2 MilesRacer MilesTotal Distance
6.120.000.000.400.000.000.006.52

6.52 mi, 1:00:43, 9:18 avg, elev gain 185 feet (no HR data)

Today's run was 6 miles easy followed by 6x100m strides.  I did not have the heart rate strap with me today so no data.  Ran in Westlake Village, out the southern entrance, then west along Nebraska and Penn. Ave. until going north for a little bit onto Omaha and then reversing the route back.

Did the strides on Lakeview down at the bottom of the little hill.

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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTrainer 1 MilesTrainer 2 MilesRacer MilesTotal Distance
7.120.000.000.000.000.000.007.12

7.12 mi, 1:10:47, 9:56 avg, HR 126 bpm

Ran with Joe and Jamie in the neighborhood.   Was going along with Jamie's 5/1 run/walk.  When we got back to my house (but I still had 1.7 miles to go), stopped and had an Ice Pop with Joe (Jamie had a water).  Really hit the spot.  Then I did one loop around the neighborhood in order to get 7 miles for the day as per Tom's training schedule.

Very happy with heart rate today, maybe it was just slightly cooler out this morning or something.

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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTrainer 1 MilesTrainer 2 MilesRacer MilesTotal Distance
6.004.240.000.000.000.000.0010.24

10.24 mi, 1:33:39, 9:08 avg, HR 137 bpm

Left from my house and met up with Joe at the back gate of Foxwood.  Only one harder run this week, and this was it.  

Running along 54, it started to rain.  We briefly stopped in Havana Dreamer's so Joe could grab some water.  The rain had stopped and now it was not so oppressive feeling.  Ran up Starkey and a little into Alico Pass until I was about 5 miles into the run then headed back.

At the 6 mile point I tried to shift into the next gear and go a little bit faster than 8:00 (schedule called for 7:57).  But I felt stuck, it was like the speedometer was stuck between 8:15 and 8:20.  So, a half mile in I said I was stopping.  Regrouped mentally, got going again and was able to get under 8:00.  Joe told me to go ahead.

Got back home and went just a little bit farther to make up for the start/stop/start (last mile was a bit too fast).  7:51, 7:32, 7:27, 7:19

I'll try to keep it more even next time but didn't want to risk slipping off my pace this time.

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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTrainer 1 MilesTrainer 2 MilesRacer MilesTotal Distance
7.260.000.000.000.000.000.007.26

7.26 mi, 1:13:49, 10:10 avg, elev gain 131 feet, HR 138 bpm

Easy paced out and back run from Westlake Village, over to the Pinellas Trail and then north until about the park near the reclaimed water place.  Did a pretty good job keeping heart rate in control without going too, too, slow.

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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTrainer 1 MilesTrainer 2 MilesRacer MilesTotal Distance
6.260.000.000.360.000.000.006.62

6.62 mi, 1:04:20, 9:42 avg, HR 142 bpm

Mostly relaxed run out and back from Foxwood to the Lake Dan trail, gradually increasing pace. A bit warm out this morning.

Finished up with 6x100m up and down the street near my house.

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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTrainer 1 MilesTrainer 2 MilesRacer MilesTotal Distance
12.380.000.000.000.000.000.0012.38

12.38 mi, 2:14:59, 10:45 avg, HR 134 bpm

A shorter long run than the last few long runs.  Met up with Cynthia about 7:30 at Longleaf.  This was going to be a hot and humid run.  Several people were finishing their runs as we were starting.  Saw Tom finishing up his run.

We were on a pretty easy pace.  About 4 miles into it and Cynthia said we could run/walk on the way back.  Figured it was a good time to start now, so she started tracking the 4 minutes of running and time to walk.  We made it to the side trail to the shelter area (at about 5.1 miles), so I said I'd run out until 6 and she could hang out at the shelter.

Fortunately, there were still a couple of cold bottles of gatorade which I gladly accepted one of.  Headed back out.  At about 10 miles, I went ahead and picked up the pace a little bit.

While waiting for Cynthia I went into Trinity Cyclery and bought a packet of Recoverite and then bought a fountain drink next door to get some ice and water for my bottle and also a root beer.

Stuck around long enough to see Cynthia get back ok, then headed home and cooled down in the pool for a little bit.

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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTrainer 1 MilesTrainer 2 MilesRacer MilesTotal Distance
45.144.240.000.760.000.000.0050.14
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