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Middle Grove,NY,

Member Since:

Nov 01, 2007



Goal Type:


Running Accomplishments:

Finished two marathons before my 21st birthday this year (5.28.07),
First Marathon - 10/08/06 - Mohawk Hudson River Marathon 4:26:57,
Second Marathon - 5/27/07 - Vermont City Marathon 4:32:xx

Personal Bests:

  • 400 - 1:01 (2004)
  • 800 - 2:16 (2004)
  • Mile - 5:12 (2004)
  • 2Mile - 11:27 (2004)
  • 5k - 19:44 (2005)
  • 10k 40:46 (11/22/07)
  • 15k - 1:07:40 (11/11/07)
  • 13.11 Half - 1:38:31 (12/9/07)
  • Marathon 4:26:57 (2006)

Gave up soda starting November 23, 2006. Still going strong.
Eagle Scout with Bronze and Gold Palms (2002)

Biked from Ticonderoga, New York to Old Orchard Beach, Maine in August of 2005 (Total of about 290 miles)

Short-Term Running Goals:

  • Be able to run more than 3 miles pain free again.
  • Eliminate processed foods from my diet.
  • Increased Focus on Core Strength Exercises.
  • No Eating After 8:00pm!
  • Get more sleep.
  • Most importantly, Think POSITIVE!!!

50 MILE and 100 MILE bike rides before the end of the year!


Long-Term Running Goals:

Be able to lace up my shoes and head out the door into my 70s, 80s, and 90s. Would like to do a marathon in as many states and countries as I can.

  • Break 19 minutes for a 5k
  • Break 39 minutes for a 10k
  • Break 60 minutes for a 15k
  • Break 1:40 for a half marathon
  • Break 1:33 for half marathon
  • Under 3:10:59 in full marathon (*BQ)


Run a TRAIL Marathon as well as at least one 50 or 100 MILER in my life!


"Just Race" - Jonn during Stockade-athon 15k 11.11.2007

"Get out the door and let the run happen." - Sasha

**Trying hard to live up to both of these goals!** Determined to finish more marathons, and hopefully a 50miler one day!



I live in upstate NY. I am the oldest of four kids. I've been running since the spring of 2003 when I decided to shed some extra weight and maybe go out for my high school cross country team. Currently am doing MS in Education. Hope to teach Social Studies one day. I have the most amazing girlfriend ever, and she frequently goes running/jogging/hiking with me. Going to marry her one day :)

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9:30 AM - My mom's birthday is today! I went out for a ride in the early morning before everyone woke up, and after my shower I am baking her two cakes and then I think I am going to take the whole family out for lunch/dinner.  I am excited. It's not every day your mom turns "29" :-D. My mom is truly the most amazing woman in the world. Figured that it was rainy today. First ride in the rain with my bike. It was actually kind of fun! I love the rain. Temp in the mid 60s. Wet. Felt completely relaxed during the whole ride!

Total Time: 1:14:00 Total Mileage: 21.0 miles Average Speed: 17 mph


Old blog. Check out my "new" blog I've had since 2008.


From Shauna on Mon, Jul 14, 2008 at 00:54:43

Sounds like a fun day. Is your "viva la vida" quote a Coldplay reference? They are one of my favorite bands. Hopefully I'll make it to their concert when they come through Phoenix on tour this fall...

From wheakory on Wed, Oct 01, 2008 at 23:54:36

Happy birthday to your mom. Great ride Benn. I hope you still will blog on this site? How is the running coming.

From Benn on Thu, Oct 02, 2008 at 06:11:53

Hey Kory - yeah yeah I still blog my new name is "The Howling Commando" ;) in case you didn't gather that. I've done a ton of riding this summer though. Slowly getting back into the swing of things. Did a couple long jogs recently without achilles pain. Only pain last time was a little bit of cramping. I think due to dehydration.

From wheakory on Thu, Oct 02, 2008 at 10:38:53

That's awesome. Just take it slow back. I would also recommend getting massages frequently. I know there not cheap but they work. Your future is looking good.

From Mike Warren on Fri, Oct 03, 2008 at 08:51:14

Benn, thanks for your awesome comments on my blog! I appreciate it. I will give everything there is too give at STGM. I will have you in the back of my mind when it gets tough. We both have battled the injury bug. Thanks for all your inspiration. Almost time to get it on!

From Kelli on Thu, Jan 13, 2011 at 16:50:48 from

Why am I being linked to this blog when I click your name?? Hmmm.....I was so confused. i was reading the profile and I kept thinking, "This guys is Benn's twin. He wants to be everything Benn already is!" DA!!! Anyway, glad to see that you finally married that awesome girlfriend of yours.

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