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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
32.3013.140.003.140.000.000.0048.58
Skechers Go Run Miles: 29.07Nimbus15 Miles: 13.10Pearl Izumi II Miles: 6.41
Race: Shipyard Half Marathon (13.11 Miles) 01:30:50, Place overall: 10, Place in age division: 2
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTrainer 1 MilesTrainer 2 MilesRacer MilesTotal Distance
1.3013.140.000.000.000.000.0014.44

First time in what seems like forever trying anything fast.  I was not expecting a lot other than to try and get back into a mindset of being able to run this pace with a goal of trying to see if I could break 1:30.  Came pretty close to that goal and feel I was capable of doing it but lacked the confidence to push harder in the mid miles.

Weather was awesome and Jessica came with me and ran the 5K, so was cheering me on at the finish line.  It's a great two loop course through the "olf Florida" town of Ozona running near the water and through tree lined neighborhoods and a bit on the Pinellas trail.

Had a good solid first mile but was also my fastest mile at 6:42.  Started out with Ryan who was looking to run maybe a 7:00 pace or possibly also break 1:30 with me.  My last mile was second fastest at 6:45. I had caught up to my age group nemesis Dr. Cottrell at the 12 mile marker.  That sort of put the fear of being passed into him and he took off.  At first I wasn't going to go after him but eventually did speed up and finished last mile with a 6:45 (he really took off and came in over 30 seconds ahead of me).  And no one out kicked me at the end this year which was also good.

So, second place age group for me and 10th overall place.

Splits: 6:42, 6:55, 6:55, 6:57, 6:47, 7:00, 6:47, 6:53, 6:55, 7:15, 6:54, 7:00, 6:45, 0.11@5:47 pace

Skechers Go Run Miles: 14.44
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTrainer 1 MilesTrainer 2 MilesRacer MilesTotal Distance
7.520.000.000.000.000.000.007.52

7.52 mi 01:00 07:59 pace

Ran at the Y with the Striders. Steady pick up but no intervals.  Pretty good run after Sunday's half.

Nimbus15 Miles: 7.52
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTrainer 1 MilesTrainer 2 MilesRacer MilesTotal Distance
5.580.000.000.000.000.000.005.58

5.58 mi ,00:48, 08:34 pace

Quick run in the nbhd. Cut it slightly short due to time.

Nimbus15 Miles: 5.58
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTrainer 1 MilesTrainer 2 MilesRacer MilesTotal Distance
8.570.000.000.000.000.000.008.57

8.57 mi, 01:06, 07:39 pace

Longleaf w Striders. Easy warm up mile then the rest under 8:00, and one of them under 7:00. Three strides at the end. Cool weather and a little bit of daylight early, nice.

Skechers Go Run Miles: 8.57
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTrainer 1 MilesTrainer 2 MilesRacer MilesTotal Distance
6.410.000.000.000.000.000.006.41

6.41 mi, 00:54, 08:22 pace

Almost thought I would be rained on, but it was nice instead. Nbhd run, a little less than I had wanted but at least more than Wednesday's run. Felt pretty good.

Pearl Izumi II Miles: 6.41
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Race: Little-Markou 5K (3.11 Miles) 00:19:16, Place overall: 6, Place in age division: 1
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTrainer 1 MilesTrainer 2 MilesRacer MilesTotal Distance
2.920.000.003.140.000.000.006.06

3.14 mi 00:19:16, 06:08 pace

I had no idea I could still run this fast. Also remembered how hard 5K's are. 6th overall and 1st place Masters (good for $75). 6:12, 6:04, and 6:14 with last bit at 5:28 pace.

Nice cool conditions and easy one big loop course (although on the very long straightaways it can look endless). Started out under 6:00 then slowed a little and ran behind Ryan (who beat me last year), Melanie, and Jean (rhymes with Sean) - aka "the herd". Decided to pass them and figured I would actually be helping them out and could help pull them along. Turned the corner onto Trinity Blvd and somehow managed to speed up and hit 6:04, but after that mile my pace slowed quite a bit and I was in the 6:30's. I could hear the herd behind me breathing hard which helped me to gradually speed back up. I could tell I had a little bit of gap but not a ton. As I approached the three mile marker I turned off the music so I could hear better. It almost seemed like I was going to catch runner #5 but he was 12 seconds away. Jean was just 8 seconds back.


Although 10 seconds slower than last year, today felt like a big accomplishment as it was only my second race this year after taking a long break from running anything fast.

This was my biggest cash prize ever!!  Grand total of lifetime earnings are now up to $100

Skechers Go Run Miles: 6.06
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTrainer 1 MilesTrainer 2 MilesRacer MilesTotal Distance
32.3013.140.003.140.000.000.0048.58
Skechers Go Run Miles: 29.07Nimbus15 Miles: 13.10Pearl Izumi II Miles: 6.41
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