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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: 56.41 Year: 1612.73
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
53.908.300.000.000.000.000.0062.20
Asics Equation Miles: 8.41Glycerin 8 Miles: 36.55Brooks Launch Miles: 7.17Nimbus 11 Paris Miles: 10.07
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTrainer 1 MilesTrainer 2 MilesRacer MilesTotal Distance
6.412.000.000.000.000.000.008.41

Ran with Dixie in the hilly neighborhood.  Started out easy and later ended up doing some faster miles after we were warmed up.  We skipped the usual set of hill sprints at the end and just added on a little bit of extra cool down at the end since Dixie's calf was bothering him.

Average pace: 7:59

Asics Equation Miles: 8.41
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTrainer 1 MilesTrainer 2 MilesRacer MilesTotal Distance
10.090.000.000.000.000.000.0010.09

Ran with Jenny around the neighborhood.  Felt good and the weather was pretty good.  We picked it up the last mile.  Jenny has less than one month to her marathon.

Average pace: 8:39

Glycerin 8 Miles: 10.09
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTrainer 1 MilesTrainer 2 MilesRacer MilesTotal Distance
10.160.000.000.000.000.000.0010.16

Easy run with Jenny this week.  Hooray for being halfway through the week and feeling good!  Nice weather, similar routes.  The only big change this morning is that Jenny and I switched garmins.  Almost every morning when we run together, mine always says that I went farther, and since we run the same amount of time, therefore faster.  Curious to see if they were different or if it was just how I run.

 So, different garmins, but same results per user.  Hers, which I wore, said I went farther.  We figured this is probably due to the fact that I run on the outside of her, and sometimes run ahead to grab a gate or something like that.

Average pace: 8:30

Glycerin 8 Miles: 10.16
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTrainer 1 MilesTrainer 2 MilesRacer MilesTotal Distance
7.170.000.000.000.000.000.007.17

Just over 7 miles on the treadmill in Nahsua, NH.  Up a little bit too late the night before, so I wasn't sure how I'd feel but it wasn't bad at all.  Miles went by pretty quickly.  Could have done more but needed to catch my flight.

Average pace: 7:55

Brooks Launch Miles: 7.17
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTrainer 1 MilesTrainer 2 MilesRacer MilesTotal Distance
10.070.000.000.000.000.000.0010.07

End of a busy but pretty good week.   Ran with Jenny this morning around the neighborhood.  Good to be back outside after being after having to do yesterday's run on the hotel treadmill.   This is Jenny's last big week before she starts cutting back a little next week getting ready for the SF Women's Marathon.

Average pace: 8:48

After the run, did my "better than nothing" upper body workout to keep me from totally blowing off non-running exercise.   3 sets of 8 pull-ups with 25 "perfect push-ups" in between each set, and then some side arm raises and curls.  Maybe just under 15 minutes worth of training.

Nimbus 11 Paris Miles: 10.07
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTrainer 1 MilesTrainer 2 MilesRacer MilesTotal Distance
10.006.300.000.000.000.000.0016.30

16.3 miles @ 7:43 pace average, first 10 easy, last 6.3 between 7:08 and 6:50

Drove up to Starkey park this morning, stopping along the way to pick up some runner's bags who were getting an early start on their runs.  It was warmer out this morning, about 77 degrees.  I saw Mike in the parking lot so we headed out together.  My ankles were tight for the first few miles and felt a lot better after stopping at the 4 mile water stop.  We ran together for 5 miles before he turned back, then I kept on going for about 3 more miles on my own.

As it got lighter out, a small breeze picked up, which made it much nicer.  It is sometimes better to start a little later as long as there is some cloud cover to hold back the sun, which there was this morning.

Started picking up the pace on the way back.  While on the way out, I did look at my pace a couple of times early on, and then decided not to look at it any more and see what happened.  Would I run the same, faster, or slower?

Turned out to be pretty much the same, although slightly slower than last week, but maybe the same when adjusted for conditions.  But, it felt good just to run.  I've got this on my list of things to try, run an entire marathon with no watch or garmin.

Hung out for a bit after the run, then gave a ride back to Jorge, Victoria, Keith, Eudaire, and Dixie, back to their cars.  Glad I had room for everyone!

Glycerin 8 Miles: 16.30
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTrainer 1 MilesTrainer 2 MilesRacer MilesTotal Distance
53.908.300.000.000.000.000.0062.20
Asics Equation Miles: 8.41Glycerin 8 Miles: 36.55Brooks Launch Miles: 7.17Nimbus 11 Paris Miles: 10.07
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