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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
41.650.000.000.000.000.000.0041.65
Nimbus 12 (new) Miles: 26.43Ghost3 Miles: 14.22
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTrainer 1 MilesTrainer 2 MilesRacer MilesTotal Distance
6.480.000.000.000.000.000.006.48

6.48 mi 00:59 09:05 pace

Ran with Lisa R. this morning, met her at 6:00 after she had already done 2 miles. We were a little fast at first but then slowed it down after the water stop. She got to see gate game interval. It was cool enough out that I actually felt a bit cold.

Nimbus 12 (new) Miles: 6.48
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTrainer 1 MilesTrainer 2 MilesRacer MilesTotal Distance
7.060.000.000.000.000.000.007.06

7.06 mi 01:05 09:10 pace

Cool morning run with Lisa R. , Chris H. , Carin, and Cherise for a bit. I was looking forward to an easy slower run which we did for the most part except when Lisa realized she was a little on the late side she said "interval!" and took off (with about two miles to get home), Chris and I ran after her but never did catch her.

Ghost3 Miles: 7.06
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTrainer 1 MilesTrainer 2 MilesRacer MilesTotal Distance
6.800.000.000.000.000.000.006.80

5.8 mi 00:53 09:05 pace

Wide awake once the alarm went off so I didn't go back to bed at all but got ready while Jenny got ready for work, then I did the "lunge matrix warmup" before heading outside. Ran the loop, then saw Cherise, who I was not expecting. Headed back home just in time for Jenny to come back from work and Lisa to show up. We then did an easy out and back to the water fountain.

 

PM - went to Jenny's boot camp at Flex One.  Great class, a little different this time where each person had to go through a series of exercises to complete a level, done at each person's own pace.  last part included alternating running a lap and jumping rope 50 times.  So, with the lap warm up it was another mile of running in addition to the great workout.

Nimbus 12 (new) Miles: 5.80
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTrainer 1 MilesTrainer 2 MilesRacer MilesTotal Distance
7.160.000.000.000.000.000.007.16

7.16 mi 01:03 08:45 pace

Great run this morning! Started off with Jenny , Chris H. , Lisa R. and Cherise. We ran together to the water for a quick drink, headed back where Jenny split off to head home, then Chris and I went out for some more. Weather was very nice and my legs felt better than they did yesterday.

 

On Saturday, Jenny will be doing her first ever 50K trail race at Croom

Ghost3 Miles: 7.16
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTrainer 1 MilesTrainer 2 MilesRacer MilesTotal Distance
14.150.000.000.000.000.000.0014.15

14.15 mi 02:05 08:51 pace

Woke up to say bye to Jenny as she left for the 50K, did not go back to sleep so I started running a little bit early. Did about 3 miles alone then stopped by Jamie's house and then we ran eight miles together. I forgot to restart my watch for about 4.5 miles but I was able to get the approx time/dist from Jamie. After the eight with her I ran to where Jenny had left the car. Pretty fun run, probably one of my more enjoyable completely in the neighborhood long runs, and my longest run since Boston.
Oh, yes, and I did the lunge matrix before the run for a warm up since I had the time available.

But the big event of the day was heading up to watch Jenny finish her 50K race.

After the run I got ready and took the kids to bowling.  We left before the third game so we wouldn't be late to see Jenny's finish.  Got up there in plenty of time.  The race was at a place called Croom which is just outside of Brooksville.  They had a 16 mile "fun run" and a 50K.  I've known a lot of people of have been to Croom and everyone has always raved about it but I had not actually been there before.  The place was amazing.  Which is good since I recently signed up for the spring 50K race there.  I might even be back sooner for some training runs and a newer race there which takes place in January.

We hung out at the finish line and waited for Jenny and her friend Sean who were running it together.  They appeared out of the woods a few minutes early of their goal both looking strong.  Then everyone hung out and enjoyed a great atmosphere and some pretty awesome hamburgers.

 


Nimbus 12 (new) Miles: 14.15
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTrainer 1 MilesTrainer 2 MilesRacer MilesTotal Distance
41.650.000.000.000.000.000.0041.65
Nimbus 12 (new) Miles: 26.43Ghost3 Miles: 14.22
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