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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.

 

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Miles:This week: 0.00 Month: 115.10 Year: 1362.20
Brooks T7 Lifetime Miles: 175.96
Brooks ST5 Lifetime Miles: 403.91
GoRun4 Lifetime Miles: 553.77
GoMeb Speed3 Lifetime Miles: 291.43
Brooks Pure Flow Lifetime Miles: 78.51
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTrainer 1 MilesTrainer 2 MilesRacer MilesTotal Distance
29.404.003.000.000.000.000.0036.40
Skechers Go Run Miles: 4.05GoRun Sonic Miles: 5.36GoRun Ride3 Miles: 14.94GoMeb Speed2 Miles: 6.63Pearl Izumi II Miles: 5.42
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTrainer 1 MilesTrainer 2 MilesRacer MilesTotal Distance
4.050.000.000.000.000.000.004.05

4.05 mi, 34:07, 8:24 avg

Heard it raining and thundering early in the morning, thought maybe it would stop soon, but it didn't and eventually I was running out of time.  Put on an older pair of shoes because I knew they'd get wet.  But, it wasn't quite as bad as I thought it would be.  It had died down a little.  There were some pretty impressive puddles and little rivers running down the road, but overall not terrible.  Was supposed to do 6 miles but this was at least better than nothing.

Skechers Go Run Miles: 4.05
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTrainer 1 MilesTrainer 2 MilesRacer MilesTotal Distance
1.364.000.000.000.000.000.005.36

5.36 mi, 40:02, 7:28 avg

Busy morning so I had to do my run in the evening.  Still pretty warm out but ended up getting onto a pretty quick pace after a mile warm up for the first mile at about 8:30 pace which is a pretty fast warmup mile.  Rest of the miles were all below 7:20 pace.

Slightly short on distance but it was fun to do a shorter and quicker run.

GoRun Sonic Miles: 5.36
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTrainer 1 MilesTrainer 2 MilesRacer MilesTotal Distance
6.310.000.000.000.000.000.006.31

6.31 mi, 51:08, 8:06 avg

Finally, a run that turned out to be the planned distance and pace.  Ran in the morning in the neighborhood (although still slightly on the late side).  Steady pick up from 9:30 first mile to 7:20 last mile.

Well, actually tempo run was scheduled for today but decided to postpone it one day.

GoRun Ride3 Miles: 6.31
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTrainer 1 MilesTrainer 2 MilesRacer MilesTotal Distance
3.630.003.000.000.000.000.006.63

6.63 mi, 51:03, 7:42 avg

Yesterday's planned short tempo run which was postponed until today almost didn't happen.  Pretty warm out this morning but figured I could push through 3 miles at a 6:41 pace.

After the mile warm up I switched into tempo gear and felt ok at first, but then didn't and started thinking about postponing again. Pace had slowed down to 7:08 and then I decided if that's all I could do with the effort I had then that's what I'd do.

Then, little by little pushed the pace back down and finished the first mile at 6:45, then did the last two at 6:36 and 6:31.  Done!

Starting to wrap up week 1 of the taper, then there's another taper week next week and then race day.  Fingers crossed that I'll be able to beat back any doubts on race day like the one that almost took me down today.

GoMeb Speed2 Miles: 6.63
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTrainer 1 MilesTrainer 2 MilesRacer MilesTotal Distance
8.630.000.000.000.000.000.008.63

8.63 mi, 1:14:18, 8:36 avg

Ran with Joe and Jamie in the neighborhood at 6:00.  Joe stayed with us most of the run but headed back a little bit early.  Warm and humid but about average for what it has been.  Overall a good run and always nice to have some company.

GoRun Ride3 Miles: 8.63
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTrainer 1 MilesTrainer 2 MilesRacer MilesTotal Distance
5.420.000.000.000.000.000.005.42

5.42 mi, 44:11, 8:08 avg

Ran by myself in the neighborhood.   Waited too long to start so it was one notch more humid than most other days.  Had a slow start at first, but ran the last 3.5 miles at a pretty good pace.

Pearl Izumi II Miles: 5.42
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTrainer 1 MilesTrainer 2 MilesRacer MilesTotal Distance
29.404.003.000.000.000.000.0036.40
Skechers Go Run Miles: 4.05GoRun Sonic Miles: 5.36GoRun Ride3 Miles: 14.94GoMeb Speed2 Miles: 6.63Pearl Izumi II Miles: 5.42
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