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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: 20.26 Month: 95.22 Year: 1732.29
Brooks T7 Lifetime Miles: 199.33
Brooks ST5 Lifetime Miles: 403.91
GoMeb Speed3 Lifetime Miles: 483.77
Brooks Pure Flow Lifetime Miles: 160.60
Brooks Launch(lobster) Lifetime Miles: 776.70
GoMeb Razor Lifetime Miles: 446.08
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTrainer 1 MilesTrainer 2 MilesRacer MilesTotal Distance
26.041.000.000.000.000.000.0027.04
Brooks Glycerin 6 (old) Miles: 11.71Asics Gel Equation Miles: 15.33
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTrainer 1 MilesTrainer 2 MilesRacer MilesTotal Distance
4.350.000.000.000.000.000.004.35

Another easy run this morning.  I'm feeling pretty close to being back to normal.  Ran this one on the treadmill with lots of warm up and stretching beforehand.  Finished up with some weights, then headed back home.

Dixie called me and asked if I was ready for a Tuesday run so I said sure, why not.  So, we'll do about 6 miles and hopefully I'll feel one step closer to being back in the groove.

Brooks Glycerin 6 (old) Miles: 4.35
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTrainer 1 MilesTrainer 2 MilesRacer MilesTotal Distance
6.330.000.000.000.000.000.006.33

Met up with Dixie at the 7-11 near John Chestnut park this morning at 5:45.  We did an out and back run to the lake park in Lansbrook.  Weather was comfortable, mid 60's, some humidity and breezy.  Ran past a polling place which already had a long line at 7:00.

Average pace: 8:28

Legs felt pretty good today.   I felt like someone back into a good routine this morning.

Asics Gel Equation Miles: 6.33
Comments(1)
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTrainer 1 MilesTrainer 2 MilesRacer MilesTotal Distance
0.000.000.000.000.000.000.000.00

One more day of no running.  I was on the fence about running.  I went to the Y and had my running shoes on and thought about hopping on the treadmill for 4 miles but thought the benefit (at least today) or 4 easy miles was not as great as one more day of no running - of course I felt guilty about this.   Did some weights, bike, stretching and core work.

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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTrainer 1 MilesTrainer 2 MilesRacer MilesTotal Distance
6.361.000.000.000.000.000.007.36

So, today I did run, and it felt great!  

I ran one of my favorite routes, 54 to Starkey Blvd and then back home.  First mile was at 8:11 which is very fast for a first mile (usually around 9:00), then the next miles were progressively faster.   At the start of the first mile I thought I felt a small twang from my IT band just below my left knee, but then it never came back.  I've been having some on and off issues with it.  Threatened to flare up before the marathon but was not a problem.  I'm trying to keep it at the not a problem stage.

Weather was great, sunny and cool.

Average pace: 7:45

Brooks Glycerin 6 (old) Miles: 7.36
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTrainer 1 MilesTrainer 2 MilesRacer MilesTotal Distance
9.000.000.000.000.000.000.009.00

Met up with the guys at the Y this morning just after 6:30.  Waited for some people and got going about 6:50.  Ran with David, Joe, Dixie, and Jorge.  We went out to the horse farm and back for 9 miles.  It's been months since I last ran with Joe and even longer since we had this much of the group together.  Weather was perfect for running.  I had one IT band twang in my left leg just below my knee on the way out.  Trying to be careful about this so it doesn't sideline me.

Average pace: 8:13

After the run we had some snacks and cake for one of the runner's birthday.

Asics Gel Equation Miles: 9.00
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTrainer 1 MilesTrainer 2 MilesRacer MilesTotal Distance
26.041.000.000.000.000.000.0027.04
Brooks Glycerin 6 (old) Miles: 11.71Asics Gel Equation Miles: 15.33
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