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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: 0.00 Year: 1266.58
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
24.476.420.000.000.000.000.0030.89
GoRun4 Miles: 20.98GoMeb Speed3 Miles: 9.91
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTrainer 1 MilesTrainer 2 MilesRacer MilesTotal Distance
5.500.000.000.000.000.000.005.50

5.5 mi, 52:04, 9:28 avg

Ran with Joe in the neighborhood, 6:45 start, kept it easy.

GoRun4 Miles: 5.50
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTrainer 1 MilesTrainer 2 MilesRacer MilesTotal Distance
3.291.000.000.000.000.000.004.29

4.29 mi, 35:25, 8:16 avg

Out and back run from my house, started at 8:30.  Last night was a bit of a late night due to minor emergency which fortunately turned out ok (painful but not as bad as it could have been!)

GoMeb Speed3 Miles: 4.29
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTrainer 1 MilesTrainer 2 MilesRacer MilesTotal Distance
7.050.000.000.000.000.000.007.05

7.05 mi

Ran with Joe and Jamie.  I was a few minutes late coming over from Jessica's house but they saw me driving in so knew I was coming.

Run felt good today, weather was decent and it was an all around good run.  Stopped for water a couple of times.  With just 0.7 miles to go, my garmin band finally fell apart with a break at a second spot.  Fortunately, I already have the spare band which I ended up putting on later with no problems.  There is also a broken seal some place and the display fogs up sometimes now so it won't be long before more things stop working.

GoRun4 Miles: 7.05
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTrainer 1 MilesTrainer 2 MilesRacer MilesTotal Distance
3.250.000.000.000.000.000.003.25

3.25 mi, 29:00, 8:55 avg

Short, evening run to make up for my missed run in the morning.  Out and back from my house to a little bit past the golf course water fountain.  Succesfully avoided getting 0.0 miles, run felt pretty good, a bit warm (82 degrees) and humid but not horrible.

GoRun4 Miles: 3.25
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTrainer 1 MilesTrainer 2 MilesRacer MilesTotal Distance
2.382.800.000.000.000.000.005.18

5.18 mi, 42:25, 8:11 avg

This was based on the run that I would have done yesterday morning if I had run with Jamie. It was based on doing 5 minute repeats at 10k pace which would have been her 10k pace, but I did these paces anyway, just fast enough to shake my legs awake.

I think the run worked and I felt a lot less sluggish in my legs after reminding myself I could run faster.  Pace range was 7:05 to 7:26.  I just did 4 repeats.  Made the workout go faster.

GoRun4 Miles: 5.18
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTrainer 1 MilesTrainer 2 MilesRacer MilesTotal Distance
3.002.620.000.000.000.000.005.62

5.62 mi , 43:55, 7:49 avg

I did not run until later in the afternoon.

I watched Thomas's first cross country meet of the year held at Lake Holloway in Lakeland (where they have a pretty cool permament cross country course with markings for 3k, 5k, 8k, and 10k.  Course winds back and forth so you get a chance to see the runners at several spots).

Weather was overcast and a little warm but not hot.  He's put in a ton of miles this past summer, although once school started the coach switched to all afternoon workouts which made for a lot of slower and difficult runs.  Andy came out to watch as well as another former cross country member from last year and of course Jenny was there (drove Tom, Andy, and Dan).

Saw Tom at first mile, looking strong and coming in at about 6:08.  He was running just behind Spencer.  Saw him again at about mile 2.3 with everyone still in about the same lineup.  I then ran to the finish area.  Jenny went over to the spot where they come out of the woods and at that point he was just ahead of Spencer, but Spencer made up the time on the small horseshoe after the woods.  

Tom finished in 19:42 - a new PR for his cross country times (as well as beating his road PR of 19:53) and put him 3rd place for Mitchell varsity team after Zeke and Spencer.  His time was 5:16 faster than season opener last year at this same course.

I hung around a bit then headed home with a stop at McDonald's and a stop at the car dealership which was supposed to be just 10 minutes but was over an hour.

I finally ran about 4:45 in the afternoon. The overcast skies had cleared up and was warmer but I actually felt pretty good.  Just wanted something quick and at least 5 miles.  Legs felt much better than they had in a while and I ended up doing the last 0.62 miles at a 6:40 pace.

GoMeb Speed3 Miles: 5.62
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTrainer 1 MilesTrainer 2 MilesRacer MilesTotal Distance
24.476.420.000.000.000.000.0030.89
GoRun4 Miles: 20.98GoMeb Speed3 Miles: 9.91
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