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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: 34.39 Month: 147.82 Year: 1763.57
Brooks T7 Lifetime Miles: 175.96
Brooks ST5 Lifetime Miles: 403.91
GoRun4 Lifetime Miles: 681.62
GoMeb Speed3 Lifetime Miles: 403.27
Brooks Pure Flow Lifetime Miles: 88.19
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTrainer 1 MilesTrainer 2 MilesRacer MilesTotal Distance
40.533.000.000.000.000.000.0043.53
Glycerin 8 Miles: 11.73Nimbus 11 Paris Miles: 13.12Asics Equation Miles: 18.68
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTrainer 1 MilesTrainer 2 MilesRacer MilesTotal Distance
5.200.000.000.000.000.000.005.20

Trying to get back into routines today.  Had the day yesterday to "recover" from the vacation.  Everyone enjoyed the vacation but then you get to come back and appreciate all the things that were missing while you were away.

I went to the Y, warmed up on the bike then did some stretching and got onto the treadmill.  I did 3 miles at 8:26 average.   Then, headed outside and did just another 2.2 miles at 8:17 pace.  Warm and muggy, although 2 degrees cooler than yesterday morning, bringing the temp just under 80 degrees and soupy humidity.

 Lower part of my calves still just a little bit sore.  Left glute was bothering me during bowling last night but did not hurt at all while running.  I can feel it when stretching.

Glycerin 8 Miles: 5.20
Comments(1)
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTrainer 1 MilesTrainer 2 MilesRacer MilesTotal Distance
6.000.000.000.000.000.000.006.00

I ran with Jenny this morning.  We started out from our house and met up with Cherise.  From the start of the run my back starting hurting - felt kind of like a side stitch but in my back, offset from the center a bit (almost rib cage).  Same place it was hurting on the Monday before the marathon (fortunately it held off during the marathon for the most part!).  I was hoping it would clear up but it did not.   So, I just hung back and followed the ladies a few feet back.

Calf was a lot better at least!

Nimbus 11 Paris Miles: 6.00
Comments(1)
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTrainer 1 MilesTrainer 2 MilesRacer MilesTotal Distance
7.530.000.000.000.000.000.007.53

This morning's run was much nicer.  Weather was slightly cooler and my back was much better (just a hint left - the little bit of yoga and stretching I did must have helped).  We met up with Carin this morning to help pace her for her 1600's.  It felt good to go a little bit faster than yesterday (8:09 pace) and it passed the time faster too.

Asics Equation Miles: 7.53
Comments(2)
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTrainer 1 MilesTrainer 2 MilesRacer MilesTotal Distance
7.120.000.000.000.000.000.007.12

Ran part of the way with Jenny, then headed out a little bit farther by myself before turning around.  Felt pretty good today and picked up the last mile to about 7:00 pace.  Can't remember too much more (back filling again!!).

Average pace: 8:08

Nimbus 11 Paris Miles: 7.12
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTrainer 1 MilesTrainer 2 MilesRacer MilesTotal Distance
6.530.000.000.000.000.000.006.53

Ran with Jenny and 5 of her friends - a pretty bit group for a Friday morning.  Nice easy paced run for the most part, except for the first mile where I had to run faster to try and catch up - I had spent too much time waiting for my Garmin to get its signal.

Average pace: 8:43

Glycerin 8 Miles: 6.53
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTrainer 1 MilesTrainer 2 MilesRacer MilesTotal Distance
8.153.000.000.000.000.000.0011.15

 

 Went to Starkey Park.  Arrived just before 6:30 and got running pretty soon after that.  Everyone else had gotten there earlier so I ran by myself until about 5.5 miles.  Just when I was turning around to head back I ran into David, Derek and Diane.  Ran with the three of them for a bit then David wanted to pick it up a bit so I volunteered to go along.  We ran one more mile together then I did the last two by myself.   Great ending for the week, big difference between how I felt on Monday's run and how I felt this morning.

Spent some time at the social hour then gave Dixie a ride back to his car.

Average pace: 7:53

Asics Equation Miles: 11.15
Comments(1)
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTrainer 1 MilesTrainer 2 MilesRacer MilesTotal Distance
40.533.000.000.000.000.000.0043.53
Glycerin 8 Miles: 11.73Nimbus 11 Paris Miles: 13.12Asics Equation Miles: 18.68
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