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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
46.204.009.120.000.000.000.0059.32
Green Silence2 Miles: 29.16Glycerin (red) Miles: 10.37Pearl Izumi II Miles: 1.74Asics Cumulus Miles: 18.03
Race: Blue Moon Half Marathon (13.11 Miles) 01:28:20, Place overall: 10, Place in age division: 1
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTrainer 1 MilesTrainer 2 MilesRacer MilesTotal Distance
1.924.009.120.000.000.000.0015.04

13.14 mi 01:28 06:43 pace

Day 2 of racing weekend for me. 1:28:20 (chip), 13th overall, 10th male, 1st AG.

Very "play it by ear" race plan - go out fast the first mile then stay under 6:52 for each mile to get sub-1:30 or better. First mile was 6:26, then it varied a bit (especially when going into the wind). Ryan was there again today, he passed me fairly early and I tried to keep him in my sights. He passed a few people, and eventually I passed one of the guys who had been in front of him at one point. After feeling like I was slowing around miles 5 and 6, I sped up the 7th mile. During the last mile I caught up to and passed a guy in an orange shirt was ahead of him to almost the end when he surged past me.
My legs were sore about halfway into the race, feeling yesterday's 5k I guess. Also there today was Matt who pulled away pretty early from me and ended up with a 1:26.

Splits: 6:26, 6:39, 6:50,6:50,6:39 (+30 seconds to sync up to mile 5 sign),6:47,6:37,6:39,6:48,6:55,6:51,6:43,6:40, 0.1@6:05

Cheered on Cynthia as she came in for a PR with Christina just ahead of her with a PR as well.

In some ways I don't think I went all out at this race, but because I wasn't sure where I was at fitness wise I set modest goals hopefully setting myself for a stronger effort next time.

Green Silence2 Miles: 15.02
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTrainer 1 MilesTrainer 2 MilesRacer MilesTotal Distance
8.050.000.000.000.000.000.008.05

AM Run

6.55 mi, 00:55 ,08:25 pace

Ran at the Y with Striders, just went out easy, still a bit sore from the weekend but felt better at the end of the run.

PM Run

1.5 mi 00:12:00 08:00 pace

Ran with the boys. Jogged out a quarter mile from the house then sprinted back, repeated 3 times. Andy's quarters were 1:14, 1:28, and 1:21. After the first one he said he couldn't do any more. But after the second one he said "I think I'll do one more". Thomas was down on himself because he wasn't as fast, but his fastest quarter was almost a 6:00 minute pace.

Green Silence2 Miles: 8.05
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTrainer 1 MilesTrainer 2 MilesRacer MilesTotal Distance
5.250.000.000.000.000.000.005.25

5.25, mi 00:47, 08:56 pace

Easy paced run, out to water fountain and back, and then around neighborhood loop.

Glycerin (red) Miles: 5.25
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTrainer 1 MilesTrainer 2 MilesRacer MilesTotal Distance
7.830.000.000.000.000.000.007.83

AM Run

6.09 mi 00:54 08:49 pace

Nice relaxed run at Longleaf with Keith. Great running weather.

PM Run

1.74 mi 00:18 10:08 pace

Ran the nbhd loop with the boys. Andy ran ahead (about 2 mins faster) and I stayed with Tom.

Green Silence2 Miles: 6.09Pearl Izumi II Miles: 1.74
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTrainer 1 MilesTrainer 2 MilesRacer MilesTotal Distance
5.120.000.000.000.000.000.005.12

5.12 mi, 00:43, 08:25 pace

Out to water fountain and back, and then loop around the neighborhood plus a little bit more to get over 5 miles.

Glycerin (red) Miles: 5.12
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTrainer 1 MilesTrainer 2 MilesRacer MilesTotal Distance
18.030.000.000.000.000.000.0018.03

18.03 mi, 02:45, 09:09 pace

Round trip from Longleaf at 5:30 into Starkey and back with very little stopping. Ran with Cynthia. Great morning for a run.

Asics Cumulus Miles: 18.03
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTrainer 1 MilesTrainer 2 MilesRacer MilesTotal Distance
46.204.009.120.000.000.000.0059.32
Green Silence2 Miles: 29.16Glycerin (red) Miles: 10.37Pearl Izumi II Miles: 1.74Asics Cumulus Miles: 18.03
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