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St. Pete Time 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
Brooks T7 Lifetime Miles: 202.78
Brooks ST5 Lifetime Miles: 403.91
GoMeb Speed3 Lifetime Miles: 483.77
Brooks Pure Flow Lifetime Miles: 160.60
Brooks Launch(lobster) Lifetime Miles: 782.98
GoMeb Razor Lifetime Miles: 468.00
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTrainer 1 MilesTrainer 2 MilesRacer MilesTotal Distance
28.453.110.000.000.000.000.0031.56
Brooks Launch (aqua) Miles: 22.44GoRun Sonic Miles: 5.51
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTrainer 1 MilesTrainer 2 MilesRacer MilesTotal Distance
5.630.000.000.000.000.000.005.63

5.63, 53:06, 9:26 avg

Ran in the nbhd, easy post (finally posting this on 12/24 to see where I'm at for the year, Ive missed a lot of blogging days).

Brooks Launch (aqua) Miles: 5.63
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTrainer 1 MilesTrainer 2 MilesRacer MilesTotal Distance
7.510.000.000.000.000.000.007.51

7.51, 1:05:59, 8:47 avg

Ran on Starkey Blvd with the Striders

From 9:56 pace first mile to 8:14 pace last mile

Brooks Launch (aqua) Miles: 7.51
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTrainer 1 MilesTrainer 2 MilesRacer MilesTotal Distance
5.510.000.000.000.000.000.005.51

5.51 mi, 51:01, 9:16 avg

Ran inside Starkey park on the bike trail with Jamie and Cynthia because everyone had a little extra time.  Nice run, was relaxing.

GoRun Sonic Miles: 5.51
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Race: St. Pete Time Turkey Trot 5k (3.107 Miles) 00:22:57, Place overall: 350, Place in age division: 200
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTrainer 1 MilesTrainer 2 MilesRacer MilesTotal Distance
0.503.110.000.000.000.000.003.61

Ok, I have no idea what my actual place was because tjhey only do times for the first 125 overall males and females.  I was pacing my friend Lisa from the neighborhood who I had last paced in May of 2012.  Her old PR was a little over 24 minutes so she wanted to break that.  Looking at last year's times I was pretty sure she could be in the top 125 as well (and earn a  coffee mug).

Last time I paced her we went out too fast and faded a lot.  Did much better this time with splits of 7:14, 7:19, and 7:24

Warm up consisted of some easy jogging and a few strides a little bit before the race started.

Starting line is a madhouse, but it gets manageable about a quarter mile into the run.  There's no chip timing, just a gun start and race cards at the end.  She takes off quickly especially once we are through the thickest part of the crowd.  Slows a little bit for the second mile but still ahead of goal.  During the third mile I thought she was going to fade a lot.  There's an uphill of 46 feet which is a "monster" hill for these parts.  I hear her yell at herself a few times which seems to help.

She ended up about 75th place overall for females, so earned a mug and smashed her old PR.  I had a ton of fun which was good since I wasn't feeling quite race ready but happy to help someone out.

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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTrainer 1 MilesTrainer 2 MilesRacer MilesTotal Distance
5.550.000.000.000.000.000.005.55

5.55 mi, 49:25, 8:54 avg

Ran in the nbhd, easy run, then need to finish packing for the trip this afternoon.

Brooks Launch (aqua) Miles: 5.55
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTrainer 1 MilesTrainer 2 MilesRacer MilesTotal Distance
3.750.000.000.000.000.000.003.75

Philadelphia Adventure

3.75 mi, 36:00, 9:36 avg

I'm totally guessing on the distance, I just know the time and pace is what it felt like.

Ran in downtown Philadelphia with my brother from near city hall to the art gallery, the one with all the steps that Rocky ran up.  Saw one guy doing a selfie video running up the steps doing his best Rocky.  Would have been fun to stay longer and count how many people did the same thing. 

Sort of meandered a bit back through the streets.   Thought about running to the Ben Franklin Bridge but decided to get back to the kids.

Did a walk later where we met up with my parents and saw Liberty Bell and Independence Hall.  Then headed to Ben Franklin Bridge with my brother, his daughter and my two boys.  Google maps said it was only 1.1 miles to the USS New Jersey museum.  What I failed to notice is that was taking the ferry and not walking over the bridge.  Actually a bit over 3 miles.  Toured the ship and then took the train back.  Enjoyed the walking tour of Camden from the waterfront to the City Hall train stop!

Brother's fitness tracker said the walking total was 7 miles.

Brooks Launch (aqua) Miles: 3.75
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTrainer 1 MilesTrainer 2 MilesRacer MilesTotal Distance
28.453.110.000.000.000.000.0031.56
Brooks Launch (aqua) Miles: 22.44GoRun Sonic Miles: 5.51
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