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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  (old lines that were a little out of date but couldn't quite bring myself to removing them completely:) Also, have one wonderful brown dog named Sammy and just added a grey tiger cat (Catty) whose life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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Miles:This week: 0.00 Month: 79.77 Year: 652.47
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
36.451.000.000.000.000.000.0037.45
GoRun4 Miles: 6.12Brooks Pure Flow Miles: 3.54GoMeb Speed3 Miles: 6.18
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTrainer 1 MilesTrainer 2 MilesRacer MilesTotal Distance
6.120.000.000.000.000.000.006.12

6.12 mi, 55:20, 9:03 avg

Ran with Joe and Jamie this morning.  Legs feeling tired so nice to just tag along with and sometimes behind.  

Today is Thomas's birthday.  He's at Jenny's house and the plans to go out to a favorite Japanese (all you can eat) restaurant were scrapped due to hurrican closures however their neighborhood pizza place was open so it still worked out.  Also, due to school also being closed at USF for the hurricane, Andy was home so that was also a nice gift to spend extra time with his brother.

GoRun4 Miles: 6.12
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTrainer 1 MilesTrainer 2 MilesRacer MilesTotal Distance
3.540.000.000.000.000.000.003.54

3.54 mi, 31:59, 9:02 avg

Ran around the neighborhood loop twice.  It was much cooler than I thought it would be at 75 degrees.   First mile was very slow, rest felt pretty good.

Brooks Pure Flow Miles: 3.54
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTrainer 1 MilesTrainer 2 MilesRacer MilesTotal Distance
5.181.000.000.000.000.000.006.18

6.18 mi, 54:54, 8:53 avg

I was attempting to do a mid week longer run (maybe 10 or 11 miles) but I turned back early due to rain which looked like it might have been nasty.

I left my house about 8:00 and while still in the neighborhood saw Stan running back and heard him say something about the coming storm.  At that point it just looked a little cloudy.  As I headed onto 54 I could actually see the rain coming down in the distance.  I turned back just short of 2 miles and was getting a little bit of light rain.   On the way back the rain overtook me and it came down heavy but no lightning or anything dangerous.

By the time I was back in the neighborhood it was done.  I did a little extra then stopped at my house and picked up Stella.  We did about 1.25 miles together with one mile at 7:34 pace.  Dropped her off and added enough to get 6 miles for the day.

GoMeb Speed3 Miles: 6.18
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTrainer 1 MilesTrainer 2 MilesRacer MilesTotal Distance
7.340.000.000.000.000.000.007.34

AM 5.55 mi, 52:55, 9:27 avg

Ran with Joe and Jamie, legs once again feeling tired but mostly during the warm up.  6:45 start time.  Did not add on extra.

After the run picked up Jenny and Thomas at Jenny's house and dropped off Thomas at my house and dropped Jenny off at the airport to go out to Dallas to see her mom and dad (with her dad not doing well).  Will be an extended time with Thomas at my house, longest since a little before the wedding.  Andy is starting a part time job at Busch Gardens so is not coming home this weekend.

PM 1.79 mi, 21:12, 11:52 avg

Run/walk with Stella, pretty good pace for wearing cargo shorts and older running shoes and only running half the time.  Stella seemed to like it also.

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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTrainer 1 MilesTrainer 2 MilesRacer MilesTotal Distance
14.270.000.000.000.000.000.0014.27

14.27 mi, 2:13:17, 9:20 avg

Met Joe and Jamie at back of the neighborhood about 6:00, headed out to 54 and into Longleaf where we ran into Leah and Daisy heading our way to meet up with us.  The bike trail was heavily flooded in portions due to the dumping rain last night so we first did a 3 mile loop in Longleaf.  After that it was light out so we decided to brave the trail.  There are often large puddles after rain but today they were much larger, but still there were some good open stretches so we would cut across the grass and run on the road's shoulder.  We ran out to the bridge and then back to Longleaf where I grabbed my stashed gatorade.

Got back to Foxwood, said good bye to Joe and then Jamie.  I was at about 10.5 miles, so I did a loop through Cameron's point, headed home, walked Sammy and Stella and then ran Stella about 1.25 miles and then did a little more on my own to get over 14 miles.  Legs were pretty tired but at least I got into the low end of long run territory.  Maybe do another Stella loop tonight.

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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTrainer 1 MilesTrainer 2 MilesRacer MilesTotal Distance
36.451.000.000.000.000.000.0037.45
GoRun4 Miles: 6.12Brooks Pure Flow Miles: 3.54GoMeb Speed3 Miles: 6.18
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