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Location:

FL,

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: 25:13:21 (1/2019)

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  three (welcome Charlotte Dani on 8/10) awesome 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  (old lines that were a little out of date but couldn't quite bring myself to removing them completely:) Also, have one wonderful brown dog named Sammy and just added a grey tiger cat (Catty) whose life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.

 

Favorite Blogs:

Russian champion tries Crocs, commits to racing a marathon in them

Nikolay Chavkin in the video below did 3x1000, first two in Adidas carbon-fiber models, the last one in Crocs. Surprised by the result (2:52, 2:52, 2:50) with the fastest interval done in Crocs, he committed to racing a marathon in Crocs if the video gets 42K likes and 195 comments (for 42 km 195 m, the marathon distance). Nikolay's current marathon PR is 2:14:00. The video was created by a Russian sporting goods store chain. Their moto is "more sports - brighter life", which we think is wonderful, and also deserves a Like. If you want to see a fast marathon in Crocs, go to the video and click the Like button. And make sure to share it with your friends.

Miles:This week: 32.28 Month: 93.02 Year: 1201.29
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GoMeb Razor Lifetime Miles: 468.00
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTrainer 1 MilesTrainer 2 MilesRacer MilesTotal Distance
6.050.000.000.000.000.000.006.05

6.05@9:22, HR 139 bpm

Aiming for an easy day today, it certainly felt easy although heart rate staying the same.  After the first mile was going to keep everything slower than 9:00 pace which I did until the last mile which was 8:56, still pretty close.  Mile 3 was 9:06, so I slowed down just a little to 9:15 which kept the heart rate right about the same (dropped 1 bpm from 3 to 4).

Route was out and back from Westlake Village over to the Pinellas Trail and north for a little bit.  Weather was great!

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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTrainer 1 MilesTrainer 2 MilesRacer MilesTotal Distance
3.260.000.000.000.000.000.003.26

3.26@8:45 HR 143 bpm

Through no one's fault but my own, slept in too late to get in very many miles without having to make Jessica miss body combat, so did what I could in the time.  Did the 3ish mile inside the neighborhood (Westlake) loop.   Slow first mile (but faster for a slow first mile which can be in the 12's sometimes) at 10:14, and then a steady pickup going up and down the small Westlake Village hills.

I found out today that I'm signed up for the BDR half marathon this weekend in Safety Harbor.  I had signed up in March 2020 for the spring 2021 race which got postponed.  Completely forgot about it but Tom saw that I was signed up.  Going to see if I can hit times from last October at Fort Desoto.  The hills at BDR make it harder but can also help get my legs moving faster from the variety.

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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTrainer 1 MilesTrainer 2 MilesRacer MilesTotal Distance
8.270.000.000.000.000.000.008.27

8.27@9:36, HR 139 bpm

Nice morning weather, ran from my house to SR54 into Longleaf (stopping at pool's water fountain for a drink), then up Starkey Blvd for a bit.  When I started out, a woman running on the sidewalk said hi, I said hi back reflexively.  She was runninng faster than me as I was just starting out and barely moving.  Then, I realized it was Lisa.  Turned off my music and sped up enough to catch up.  Ran with her for about a half mile until I came to the neighborhood exit.  I used to run with her from time to time and one year helped pace her at the Turkey Trot so she could win a top finisher mug.  She mainly does spin class now so I don't see her too often (it's probably been at least few years since last time).

Run was pretty good overall.  Looked at heart rate a few times in the first few miles then just tried to run by feel.  Not great for an easy run but at least not at 140 or higher, aiming to get down towards 130 or below for an easy run.

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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTrainer 1 MilesTrainer 2 MilesRacer MilesTotal Distance
2.001.003.341.250.000.000.007.59

7.59@8:01

Mishmash of random speed/tempo just to get something faster in.  Original thought was to do the old standby of 5x1k repeats.  However my schedule was uncertain so after a two mile warmup I began to do 4x400m repeats, followed by a slower mile which gradually picked up and turned into an 8:03 which is more like "MP",  then a faster mile where I tried to push it, started out good, but then slowed down before picking back up and endinf at 7:13 for that mile.

Next backed it off and got into a comfortbale pace which started to pick up and ended up at 7:21 but did feel anywhere near the effort  of the 7:13 mile.  One more 400m that didn't go so well (wanted to see if I could just take off a lot faster after being completely warmed up).

Backed it down again for the next mile before a little surge at the end for the last 0.33

So, kind of felt all over the place.  Going back to slow tomorrow and maybe the rest of the week.

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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTrainer 1 MilesTrainer 2 MilesRacer MilesTotal Distance
7.110.000.000.000.000.000.007.11

7.11@10:19,  HR 134 bpm

I got enough sleep last night but it wasn't quality.  Aiming for the right pace for a lower heart rate, managed 1 beat slower than Friday's run but at a much slower pace (but then again back in Florida, and although it was a nice Florida morning was not as cool as upstate NY).

Ran from my house, southbound down Starkey Gap Trail, was going to turn back at 3 but went to 3.5 so I'd get 7 miles.

First mile was 11:34, down to 9:52 for mile 6, then slowed down to 10:21 for last mile to keep heart rate steady.  I think I accomplished my easy run goal to start out the week.

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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTrainer 1 MilesTrainer 2 MilesRacer MilesTotal Distance
26.691.003.341.250.000.000.0032.28
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