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February 2020

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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: 24:19:44 (1/2022)

Marathons:

  • 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.

 

Personal:

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  (old lines that were a little out of date but couldn't quite bring myself to removing them completely:) Also, have one wonderful brown dog named Sammy and just added a grey tiger cat (Catty) whose life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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10.020.000.000.000.000.000.0010.02

10.02 mi, 1:39:52, 9:58 avg, HR 138 bpm

Ran from Westlake Village, to the Pinellas Trail and then out to the Dunedin Causeway as far as the place that does kayak rentals.  Stopped for a quick pit stop then turned around, headed back to the trail (saw Jessica finishing up her causeway walk, but she had to go meet Aubrey quickly), then headed south a bit, turned right onto 580 and then ended the run when I hit 10 miles.  Just "happened" to stop near 7th Sun Brewery.  Stopped for some rehydration and then Jessica came to pick me up.

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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTrainer 1 MilesTrainer 2 MilesRacer MilesTotal Distance
3.430.000.000.000.000.000.003.43

3.43 mi,  36:53, 10:44 avg

Did a loop running part of the way through Westlake Village and the rest on Belcher Rd and Alderman Rd to get back to the house.

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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTrainer 1 MilesTrainer 2 MilesRacer MilesTotal Distance
5.100.000.000.000.000.000.005.10

5.1 mi, 49:17, 9:39 avg, HR 141 bpm

Ran from my house to the Lake Dan trail, out a total of 2.5 miles and then back the way I came.  Ran a little bit faster than what I had been running.  Trail was peaceful this morning.

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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTrainer 1 MilesTrainer 2 MilesRacer MilesTotal Distance
5.170.000.000.000.000.000.005.17

5.17 mi, 1:06:35, 12:25 avg, HR 113 bpm

Thought I would try walk/run with 3 minutes of walking followed by 1 minute of running.  Brisk walk and then a not too slow but not too fast run.  Ran kind of a big loop dissecting Westlake Village, a little bit on the Pinellas trail and the rest on Omaha St and Alderman Rd.  For mostly walking, it was not a bad pace.

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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTrainer 1 MilesTrainer 2 MilesRacer MilesTotal Distance
3.230.000.000.000.000.000.003.23

3.23 mi, 34:17, 10:37 avg

Running slump continues, made the most of it by taking Stella for a short run.  This has two benefits (maybe more) - 1. she needs the exercise and stimulation getting out of the house and yard, and 2. her pulling on the leash helps me get going - it's kind of like the assist when running on a treadmill with no incline.

We ran from my house, to the new trail and north a little bit before turning around and coming back.  Wore the crocs LiteRide again which are really growing on me.

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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTrainer 1 MilesTrainer 2 MilesRacer MilesTotal Distance
9.050.000.000.000.000.000.009.05

9.05 mi, 1:28:20, 9:46 avg HR 145 bpm

It was a good run today.  Slept in late which can be dangerous for actually starting a run but it was nice and cool this morning, still in the high 50's when I started.  Ran from my house, to the new trail and then north, across SR54, then turned right into Starkey Ranch from Starkey Blvd, far enough to get 4.5 miles, then turned around the way I came.  

First mile was pretty slow, like 12:30ish.  Thought I'd be stuck at a 12 minute pace, but the last two miles were finally in the 8's.  I'm not sure why I have such a problem starting out a little bit faster.

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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTrainer 1 MilesTrainer 2 MilesRacer MilesTotal Distance
36.000.000.000.000.000.000.0036.00
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