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Member Since:

Mar 20, 2007



Goal Type:

Boston Qualifier

Running Accomplishments:


  • 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: 24:19:44 (1/2022)


  • Treasure Coast Marathon (FL) - 3:39:51, Mar 2021
  • Towpath Marathon (OH) - 3:35:26, Oct 2019
  • Jacksonville Marathon - 3:31:10, Dec 2018
  • NYC Marathon - 3:49:12, Nov 2017
  • Marine Corps Marathon - 3:27:00, Oct 2016
  • Utah Valley - Jun 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.



Dad of  three (welcome Charlotte Dani on 8/10/20) awesome kids and stepdad to three almost as awesome as my own kids.

I have a brown dog named Stella, and three cats - Catty, Tortie, and Esperanza.

  (old lines that were a little out of date but couldn't quite bring myself to removing them completely:) Also, have one wonderful brown dog named Sammy and just added a grey tiger cat (Catty) whose life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.


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5.14@10:07  HR  131 bpm

Heart rate was more back to normal compared to yesterday.  This was despite having stayed up crazy late with work last night (like 2:30 in the morning - have not done that for a long while).  

I did go back to 4/1 run/walk, whereas last few runs were at 6/1, but shouldn't have made that much of a difference I would have thought.

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4.54@10:42   HR  142bpm

Loop and a half inside Westlake Village.  Although I felt pretty good and things seemed normal, my heart rate was probably about 15 bpm higher than what it would normally be for this pace and distance.  It still felt easy, could've been hardware glitch with watch.  Heart rate seemed pretty consistent with the Fenix 6 and was getting very similar results to using the HR strap , so I stopped using the strap.

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8.13@7:34   HR 158 bpm

Tempo run/10k time trial.  Westlake Village loops.  My last tempo run was 5 miles long at an average pace of 6:59 which was around 15 seconds faster per mile than I thought I could do.  Decided to do 6.2 and see if I could get around the same pace or at least anything steady and faster than 7:30 I'd count as success.

Ended up with splits: 7:12, 7:05, 7:08, 6:59, 6:55, 7:01, 0.23@6:44

For the first mile I started out just trying to get into 7:20's which I did then pace gradually crept up.  Despite being a little faster, held onto the pace and improved a little more over the next two miles.  The 4th mile felt good and I found myself under 7:00.  Decided to relax and not push it any further, but pace stayed fairly steady. 

When I woke up this morning, had thought about pushing this run to Wednesday but then decided to just do it today, glad I did. 

I guess I felt more relaxed for the 5th mile, ended up a few more seconds faster but realized I still had a mile to go.

For the 6th mile, I went past my turn a little bit, did a 180, then had a small hill to go up and over, so at first looked like 6th mile might be in the 7:20's, but then slowly get back some pace.  Rounded out the 10k feeling really good.

I used to have more of these accidentally fast runs in the past, so it was a feeling I hadn't had in a while.  The second half of this time trial was about the pace I did for the 5k Turkey Trot.

Decided to sign up for Holiday Half in Madeira Beach, maybe I can improve on my 2019 time.

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6.12@9:32   HR 135 bpm

Two loops in Westlake Village.  Purposely ran with slightly higher heart rate today, running more in zone 2 than usual (but being sure to stay out of zone 3).  At least zone 2 according to my garmin.  Usually I'm trying to stay closer to MAF (180 - age).  Someone wrote that the most helpful productive vs stress zone is zone 2.  Who knows.

2nd mile was slowest at 10:05 and that was with heart rate of 137, rest of the miles were all under 10 (fastest 9:06) all with heart rate at 137 or less.  Something about that second mile that was harder for some reason.

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