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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  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  (old lines that were a little out of date but couldn't quite bring myself to removing them completely:) Also, have one wonderful brown dog named Sammy and just added a grey tiger cat (Catty) whose life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: 0.00 Month: 0.00 Year: 685.86
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
67.702.000.003.100.000.000.0072.80
Launch 3 (titanium) Miles: 32.58GoRun Sonic Miles: 10.56GoMeb Speed2 Miles: 9.53
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTrainer 1 MilesTrainer 2 MilesRacer MilesTotal Distance
6.092.000.000.000.000.000.008.09

AM - 6.01 mi, 54:45, 9:07 avg

Ran with Andy and Thomas (and cross country team) at McKethan lake park just north of Brooksville.  Kind of an adventure getting there.  Went to wrong place for caravan (wrong Target) so drove up by ourselves and got there early but gate to park was still locked.  Began doubting I was at the right place (although I had been there at least twice for the Red Mule 5k), tried a different entrance which showed a connecting road.  Road was dirt road and not really drivable with my little car (would have been fine for truck).  Got a stick stuck underneath which was dragging so stopped and climbed around to pull it out.  About ten minutes later I was getting bit by a large ant.

Eventually met up with everyone.  I did a couple loops with Thomas then some more on my own.  Was reasonably not too hot when under the shade but pretty hot in the few sunny sections.  Was planning on running a little more but already kind of late so left at it 6 miles for the morning.

PM -2.08 mi, 16:37, 7:59 avg, HR 125 avg, 141 max

Second running attempt, about 8:40 at night.  Rain was rolling in along with a little bit of thunder but tried to squeeze some in.  Just got a little bit wet.  I wore the heart rate strap but didn't look at it while running.  The second mile was a 7:41 but the average was only 132 bpm, only 1 beat outside of MAF range.  If this pace is true then that's a huge PR for MAF running.  I'll have to see if I can come close to repeating this.

Launch 3 (titanium) Miles: 6.01
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTrainer 1 MilesTrainer 2 MilesRacer MilesTotal Distance
13.160.000.000.000.000.000.0013.16

AM - 10.56 mi, 1:36:06, 9:06 avg, HR 128 avg, 136 max

This morning's 77 degrees felt cooler than normal. It would have been a good day for tempo or speed work but still sticking to HR training a bit longer.  Ran at Longleaf where I did a little over 8 miles.  Was able to string together even more sub 9:00 miles while sticking to MAF range (121-131).  Finished up two miles at home.

I'll have to look back to last fall but I think this might be my best MAF run ever.

Unfornately, Andy missed his run with the group.  He had slept through his alarm, although he did do some miles by himself after I got home and will join the team for their evening run tonight.

PM - 2.6 mi, 24:20, 9:22 avg

Ran on the treadmill at the Y after doing a warmup on the elliptical and an abbreviated weight workout (no bench press tonight, they've both been busy on the recent nights I've been there).

GoRun Sonic Miles: 10.56
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTrainer 1 MilesTrainer 2 MilesRacer MilesTotal Distance
8.760.000.003.100.000.000.0011.86

AM - 9.53 mi, 1:19:00, 8:18 avg (no HR today)

Ran from my house to the new park to do 5 x 1k repeats around the small lakes.  Today's gift was nice 73 degree starting temperatures and a slight breeze.  It felt nice yesterday, but was a little bit warmer so I'm glad I waited until today.  Although I'm concentrating on base building I want to do a little bit of concentrated effort on 5k training so I can run 5k's and evaluate my fitness.   Park is about two miles away, so ran that at an easy pace, then speed warmed up with 3 25 second strides to goal pace.

Since I've had two 5ks recently under 20 minutes and two over 20 minutes I set a goal pace as 6:26 (or 4 minutes per 1k repeat) and ideally wanted to come in maybe 5 seconds faster.

Trying to hit the pace by feel I ended up faster.  It's hard to adjust downward without going too far down and since I might fade toward the end I decided to just go with the pace.  If I ended up too slow I'd try to at least hit the 6:21-6:26 goal.

Results exceeded goal: 3:49 (6:10 pace), 3:34 (5:45), 3:46 (6:04), 3:35 (5:46), 3:48 (6:08)

Jogged back home and felt good.  Maybe it is too early to tell, but I'm coming up on nearly a month of mostly heart rate training (aka easy running) and it might be starting to pay off already.

 

 PM - 2.33 mi, 21:19, 9:10 avg, HR 125 avg, 136 max

Short run around the neighborhood loop after dinner, and after a stick shift lesson for Andy (he can at least get to where he needs to go if he has to and should be pretty smooth with a little more practice).  Cooled down nicely just before I started running due to some rain nearby but not so close we actually got any here.

GoMeb Speed2 Miles: 9.53
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTrainer 1 MilesTrainer 2 MilesRacer MilesTotal Distance
10.170.000.000.000.000.000.0010.17

10.17 mi, 1:33:45, 9:13 avg, HR 128 avg, 137 max

Another easy paced heart rate run and fortunately once again a relatively cool morning (for which I am thankful, especially with several in a row now).  Started near Longleaf and did out and back run to Aristide neighborhood.  Pace not quite as fast as Tuesday but still pretty decent.

After grabbing the last cup of coffee from social hour headed home and ran two more miles by my house.   Glad to see Andy had left and did not oversleep meeting the CC team.  Woke up Tom and he did his miles in the neighborhood while I was getting ready for work.

Launch 3 (titanium) Miles: 10.17
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTrainer 1 MilesTrainer 2 MilesRacer MilesTotal Distance
13.120.000.000.000.000.000.0013.12

13.12 mi, 1:58:59, 9:04 avg (no HR today)

Ran with Jamie and Renee on the Suncoast bike trail south to the Upper Tampa Bay trail, out and back route.  Pretty decent temperature but a little warm on the sections with no shade.  Stayed at a pretty steady pace (except for a post pit stop pick up to catch back up).  Was nice to get a mid week medium long run.  Pace felt pretty good but I'm sure I was probably out of maf zone for at least some of it.

Wore new Skechers Go run sonic 2 - pretty good but still like the original GoRuns (which seem to be hard to find).

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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTrainer 1 MilesTrainer 2 MilesRacer MilesTotal Distance
16.400.000.000.000.000.000.0016.40

16.4 mi, 2:31:42, 9:15 avg (no HR)

Started out just after 5:30 from Longleaf and ran up to Starkey park (with a short out and back into Aristide so I'd have at least 6 miles before the park).  Met Jamie in the parking lot just before 6:45 and then we did 5 more out and then back for 10 more miles.  Picked up the pace and ran the last mile fast at 6:56 pace.  Weather was ok and was pretty happy that I'm not feeling dinged up after running over 70 miles this week and was able to do a pretty good pace for the last mile

Launch 3 (titanium) Miles: 16.40
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTrainer 1 MilesTrainer 2 MilesRacer MilesTotal Distance
67.702.000.003.100.000.000.0072.80
Launch 3 (titanium) Miles: 32.58GoRun Sonic Miles: 10.56GoMeb Speed2 Miles: 9.53
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