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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  (old lines that were a little out of date but couldn't quite bring myself to removing them completely:) Also, have one wonderful brown dog named Sammy and just added a grey tiger cat (Catty) whose life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: 50.86 Year: 643.83
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
34.480.000.000.000.000.000.0034.48
Brooks Pure Flow Miles: 17.77Brooks Launch(lobster) Miles: 11.27
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTrainer 1 MilesTrainer 2 MilesRacer MilesTotal Distance
2.110.000.000.000.000.000.002.11

2.11 mi,  19:04, 9:02 avg

Ran from the house to the gate, past my house again the other way and then back.  The last 0.11 was 6:29 average.

This was basically a "better than nothing" run.  Still felt a little bit beaten up from Saturday but didn't want to skip.

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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTrainer 1 MilesTrainer 2 MilesRacer MilesTotal Distance
3.330.000.000.000.000.000.003.33

3.33 mi, 31:52, 9:34 avg

A little more than yesterday, ran from the house to just past the golf course water fountain that I don't use anymore.

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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTrainer 1 MilesTrainer 2 MilesRacer MilesTotal Distance
7.030.000.000.000.000.000.007.03

7.03 mi, 1:09:54, 9:57 avg

3rd Foxwood run in a row this week.  This time ran with Jamie (although there was a slight chance of Joe but he would be a no show today - sometimes he sneaks up on us when it looks like he's not going to show up).  Did the usual t-shaped route.  Ran back with Jamie towards her house and kept going on my own the long way around the loop back home to get a little more distance.

Brooks Pure Flow Miles: 7.03
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTrainer 1 MilesTrainer 2 MilesRacer MilesTotal Distance
6.250.000.000.000.000.000.006.25

6.25 mi, 56:51, 9:06 avg, elev gain 115 feet

Out and back run from Lakeview house, through south entrance of Westlake, 18th street, Pennsylvania Ave and over to the Pinellas Trail.  Ran through Pop Stansell Park (but didn't stop at the pier), got a drink of water from the fountain then headed back the way I came.  First mile was 11:18, last full mile 8:01.  

81 degrees at the finish.

Brooks Pure Flow Miles: 6.25
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTrainer 1 MilesTrainer 2 MilesRacer MilesTotal Distance
4.490.000.000.000.000.000.004.49

4.49 mi, 41:18, 9:12 avg

Ran Stella around the block, going slowly at first and then picking up some steam.  Had not run Stella for a while, she really enjoys running and is pretty good on the leash.

Dropped her off at the house, and then ran out and back to the gate but took a detour through the last side street before the gate and then through the parking lot where Brick Oven is and then swinging by the bridge action on the way back.  Finished up with three strides to see what the fastest pace I could hit - 4:42. 

Brooks Pure Flow Miles: 4.49
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTrainer 1 MilesTrainer 2 MilesRacer MilesTotal Distance
11.270.000.000.000.000.000.0011.27

11.27 mi, 1:47:36, 9:33 avg, elev gain 168 feet

Ran with Joe and Jamie in Palm Harbor.  We stopped by Joe's office on Alt 19, then cut over on Oceanview to the Pinellas Trail and ran north to Klosterman before turning around.  We stopped and said hi to the primates at the primate sanctuary.  Continued on and stopped for bathroom break at Wall Springs Park.  Then Wall Springs Park south with plans on running to Pop Stansell Park but turned a little early onto Pennsylvania Ave, left at the Y and took the cut through back to Westlake.  

Joe stopped at the house and took Stella for a walk while Jamie and I ran about a 2.5 mile loop in Westlake.

There was much stopping and sight seeing but it was kind of warm and humid so not a bad day to take it easy and still get some miles in.

Brooks Launch(lobster) Miles: 11.27
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTrainer 1 MilesTrainer 2 MilesRacer MilesTotal Distance
34.480.000.000.000.000.000.0034.48
Brooks Pure Flow Miles: 17.77Brooks Launch(lobster) Miles: 11.27
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