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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  (old lines that were a little out of date but couldn't quite bring myself to removing them completely:) Also, have one wonderful brown dog named Sammy and just added a grey tiger cat (Catty) whose life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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Miles:This week: 0.00 Month: 53.30 Year: 53.30
Brooks T7 Lifetime Miles: 202.78
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Travel back from NYC.  Uber ride from hotel to JFK was quick and easy, everyone was ready in the hotel lobby at pretty close to the time I had asked.   Flight was on time, travel not a problem, glad we had a direct flight.

Did gift exchange with the boys in the afternoon and then over to Jessica's parents house for holiday dinner (three celebrations in one day).

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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTrainer 1 MilesTrainer 2 MilesRacer MilesTotal Distance
8.550.000.000.000.000.000.008.55

8.55@8:51

Ran from Westlake, cutting through golf cart path to the Y and over to the Pinellas Trail, southbound until just past the pedestrian bridge over Alt 19 but not quite all the way to Curlew.

Going to try and make up a little of the missed running.

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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTrainer 1 MilesTrainer 2 MilesRacer MilesTotal Distance
11.510.000.000.000.000.000.0011.51

11.51@9:17

Getting back on track.  Run from Longleaf area, north up Starkey Blvd, into Starkey Park and a little bit on dirt trails from horse corral and then back out to paved bike path with quick rest stop at bike parking area.

Turned around and back the same way.  Managed to run all miles between 9:00 and 10:00 pace.  First mile was 9:27, last mile 9:04.  There were a few miles where pace was at about 8:45 so I slowed down so pace for mile would be slower than 9:00. Trying to run steady.

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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTrainer 1 MilesTrainer 2 MilesRacer MilesTotal Distance
8.300.000.000.000.000.000.008.30

AM - Walked (and a little jogging) 4.28 miles in 1 hour, 14:09 pace.  Tried some techniques that race walkers used with a better push off from toes

PM - 4.02@9:26  Humpday hustle run. No Daisy tonight but Evan was there as well as Bob Tiller who was running the last 4 miles of his Phillipides virtual challenge (327 miles since Oct 1).  I forgot to bring a running shirt and was wearing a long sleeve cotton shirt so ended up shirtless, a little bit chilly for that, maybe high 50's but not so terrible.

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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTrainer 1 MilesTrainer 2 MilesRacer MilesTotal Distance
5.230.000.000.000.000.000.005.23

5.23@11:32

Started off with a walking pace and then was doing a 3/2 run/walk.  After warming up a bit walking pace got to 13-14 minute pace range.  On the way back saw Jamie by the Y who was going to pick up her kids.  I chatted with her for a bit and then ran the rest of the way home (about 3/4 of a mile) as I was trying to be back in time for Jessica to get to the body combat class.

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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@8:18

Ran north up Starkey Blvd from the little church, into Starkey Park just far enough so I'd get 10 miles in total.

First half of run was evenly paced, second half was a steady pickup with last two miles at 7:48 and 7:33

Over 200 miles for the month and planning on getting in a longish run tomorrow.

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Well, the longish run did not happen.  I spent a good part of the day in bed and then transferred to the couch feeling weak and cold.  Finally got hit with the stomach bug that Jess and baby had earlier this week.  Got up and went for a very short walk, maybe only about 2000 steps for the day.

Did end up feeling better by evening and stayed up just a couple minutes past 12 after watching New Years Eve stuff from NYC.

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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTrainer 1 MilesTrainer 2 MilesRacer MilesTotal Distance
43.710.000.000.000.000.000.0043.71
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