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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 8/10/20) 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  (old lines that were a little out of date but couldn't quite bring myself to removing them completely:) Also, have one wonderful brown dog named Sammy and just added a grey tiger cat (Catty) whose life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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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTrainer 1 MilesTrainer 2 MilesRacer MilesTotal Distance
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4.310.000.000.000.000.000.004.31

4.31@9:21

Short run in the Adirondacks from the rental we stayed at to watch my brothers Ironman yesterday.  It had just rained earlier in the morning so humidity was 99% according to the home weather device.  Started out going down a very steep road to the main road, so ironically very slow until it flattened out enough so I didn't have to brake.

Saw one very large rabbit, but that was it for wildlife (no bears this time).

Got out by 10:00 and then on the road.  Thought about driving up to the top of Whiteface but it would've been $40.  Later found out we could've ridden the gondola to the top for same price.  I would've done that.

Decided to stop by the cottage on the way back to Webster.  Was going to take the boat out for a spin but instead we dropped it off at the marina to have the bilge pump looked at.  Still nice to hang out a little bit.

Continued on back and when we got off of 81, I saw the sign for the fish hatchery.  Decided to check it out (thought it was closer to the exit than it was).  Closed when we got there.  Oh well next time.

Back to Webster about 7:00.  Hung out for a bit and had a glass of wine with my dad and Jim.  

Tried to not stay up too late since I'd have to wake about about 3:00 for the 5:00 am flight.  Then , flight delay notification, flight delayed about 8 hours!  Yikes.  Won't make the connection in Charlotte. Fortunately, automatically rebooked.  Got to sleep in at least.

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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTrainer 1 MilesTrainer 2 MilesRacer MilesTotal Distance
4.004.370.000.000.000.000.008.37

8.37@8:15

Bonus run in Webster.  Originally thought there'd be no morning run due to 5:00 am flight, but with major delay had enough time for a decent run.

Rectangle shaped route, new for me, Klem to Gravel to 104 bike trail to 250 back to Klem.  Ran through North Ponds Park which I can remember when the first built it around the time of building 104.  One of the ponds used to have a small beach.

After the first 4 miles, got down below 8:00 pace for the remainder.

No more flight delays and eventually made it back to Tampa and then Uber part of the way home so Jessica didn't have to drive all the way out.

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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTrainer 1 MilesTrainer 2 MilesRacer MilesTotal Distance
9.500.000.000.000.000.000.009.50

AM 5.45@8:20

PM 4.05@10:06

Pretty good mileage for the day, getting down to the wire trying to make 200 miles for the month.  Morning run was big square around the outside of Westlake Village and then in the evening was humpday hustle.  Ran with Daisy, we went slower due to her having a minor issue with calf or maybe ankle.  Felt good to slow down a little and not have to worry about being slow because you're going at someone else's pace.

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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTrainer 1 MilesTrainer 2 MilesRacer MilesTotal Distance
10.120.000.000.000.000.000.0010.12

10.12@8:04

Mid week longer run.  Up Belcher to Klosterman, down the Pinellas Trail to downtown Palm Harbor, back into West Lake Village and finish up with most of the 1.25 mile loop.

Been running a little faster this week except for last night which probably helped me run faster this morning.

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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTrainer 1 MilesTrainer 2 MilesRacer MilesTotal Distance
7.000.000.000.400.000.000.007.40

7.4@8:19

Up and down Starkey Blvd bike trail and then finish up with 6x100m strides.

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16.160.000.000.000.000.000.0016.16

16.16@8:47

After a week of some pretty good feeling runs, this one started out not so good.  Maybe a little bit muggier feeling and also was wearing fuel belt with the 16 oz bottle.  I've had some good luck with it but now seems harder to keep it tight, and then it starts bouncing.

Headed out from Westlake, then south down Belcher, to Nebraska, and down 19th street for a change to Tampa Blvd.  Felt like a bit of a struggle until I got to the Pinellas Trail and stashed the drink bottle as I ran down to Curlew and then back.  Those miles felt easier and I was finally running faster than a 9:00 pace.  Retrieved the bottle, ran north to Conservation Park, topped off with cold water and then back to the house, about 13 miles.  Stopped in the house briefly and looped inside the neighborhood.

Glad I stuck it out and didn't give up (seriously considered making it a short run and then retry for long run on Sunday).

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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTrainer 1 MilesTrainer 2 MilesRacer MilesTotal Distance
51.094.370.000.400.000.000.0055.86
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