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St Pete Times Turkey Trot 5K

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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: 27.28 Year: 1883.28
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GoMeb Razor Lifetime Miles: 468.00
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTrainer 1 MilesTrainer 2 MilesRacer MilesTotal Distance
37.430.000.003.400.000.000.0040.83
Nimbus 11 Paris Miles: 28.17Glycerin 8 Miles: 9.06Green Silence Miles: 3.60
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTrainer 1 MilesTrainer 2 MilesRacer MilesTotal Distance
8.220.000.000.000.000.000.008.22

Easy Monday morning run by myself.  I felt a little bit sore and clunky at the beginning of the run.  Although I didn't run yesterday, I did do a ton of walking quickly trying to see my wife, her sister, her Mom, and Aunt and various other friends at the Women's Half Marathon.

I think I'm back to normal after this morning's run.

Average pace: 8:15

Nimbus 11 Paris Miles: 8.22
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTrainer 1 MilesTrainer 2 MilesRacer MilesTotal Distance
9.060.000.000.000.000.000.009.06

I think this was a pretty good run but I don't remember much  from it other than that I ran with Jenny and the weather was nice.

Average pace: 8:42

After the run I did my better-than-nothing upper body work out and did not skimp on it as much as I did the last time!

Glycerin 8 Miles: 9.06
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTrainer 1 MilesTrainer 2 MilesRacer MilesTotal Distance
9.150.000.000.300.000.000.009.45

Another pleasant run with Jenny on a beautiful morning.  We ran 9 miles together and then I did 3 quick strides at the end so I could remind myself how to run at 5K pace for tomorrow's race.

 

Average pace: 8:43

Nimbus 11 Paris Miles: 9.45
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Race: St Pete Times Turkey Trot 5K (3.1 Miles) 00:19:08, Place overall: 99, Place in age division: 92
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTrainer 1 MilesTrainer 2 MilesRacer MilesTotal Distance
0.500.000.003.100.000.000.003.60

Almost a PR today - 19:08, (2nd fastest 5K), course PR at least.  Good effort, although I felt like I got a little lazy in the second mile (although not by much).

Splits : 6:00, 6:14, 6:10,  :44 (0.14)

Drove done with Jenny and the boys, Jenny's parents, and Jenny's sister Amy.  Arrived a little bit later than planned.  Was able to get in a half mile warm up, which worried me slightly since I usually like to get a better warm up.

Big crowds as usual and I made sure to get as close to the front as possible.  Race started and it was the usual mayhem with tons of people going out way too fast.  About a half mile into the race and my pace was some where in the 5:30's.  As people dropped off and the crowd thinned out it became a little less stressful.  Finished the first mile just under 6:00 pace.

Felt good going into the second mile and was still right about a 6:00 pace for a while but then noticed all of the sudden I was in the 6:20's.  I fought hard to get back on pace and managed a 6:14 for that mile.

At the start of the third mile I was back on a 6:00 pace but slowed down a little bit getting up the hill.  Recovered some pace at the top of the hill, and started counting down the distance, now about a half mile to go.  Finished the last mile about 6:10.

Got into the stadium and could see that the clock still was in the 18:xx's but not enough time to make it in under 19:00.    Took my finisher's card over to the prize tent to pick up my mug for being in the top 125 then headed back to look for Jenny.

She also came in with a near PR.  Although, she had it a little bit harder with a dead garmin and no watch, she had to run completely by feel.  Someone was calling out times at the end fo the first mile, she heard him say 7:10, which ended up being the pace she ran for the entire race.

Jenny and I then waited as her sister, and our two boys finished, and then Jenny's mom after them.

Headed back home but stopped at Perkins for breakfast on the way home.  Great way to start a wonderful Thanksgiving morning!

Green Silence Miles: 3.60
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTrainer 1 MilesTrainer 2 MilesRacer MilesTotal Distance
10.500.000.000.000.000.000.0010.50

Day after Thanksgiving recovery run.  Felt slow and clunky at first and made a few stops during the first half of the run to stretch.  Felt much better in the second half and started picking up the pace and felt pretty good when I finished.

Average pace: 7:48

Did the better than nothing upper body workout after the run.

Nimbus 11 Paris Miles: 10.50
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTrainer 1 MilesTrainer 2 MilesRacer MilesTotal Distance
37.430.000.003.400.000.000.0040.83
Nimbus 11 Paris Miles: 28.17Glycerin 8 Miles: 9.06Green Silence Miles: 3.60
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