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Location:

Chicago,IL,USA

Member Since:

Jun 09, 2009

Gender:

Male

Goal Type:

Local Elite

Running Accomplishments:

Chicago Marathon - 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016 (9 in total)

Boston Marathon - 2010, 2015. 2016

Kiawah Island Golf Resort Marathon - 2012

 Marathon PR: 2016 Chicago Marathon - 2:57:20

 

 

Short-Term Running Goals:

Continue running Boston and Chicago every year, adding in others here and there

Complete in a Ironman 70.3 in 2017, and if all goes well an Ironman in 2018

Long-Term Running Goals:

- Run at least two marathons every year

- Run the 6 Majors (Chicago, New York, Boston, Berlin, London, Tokyo)

- Inspire and encourage family/friends and run marathon(s) with them

  

Personal:

I am a 34 year old male from Chicago, Illinois. I graduated from the University of Colorado in May 2006 and started running in the spring of 2007. Since then I have gone from a max of about 220 pounds to my current weight of roughly 175 lbs, and more importantly have developed a true joy and passion for running. 

 

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Miles:This week: 0.00 Month: 76.60 Year: 1196.85
Saucony Black Ice Lifetime Miles: 292.35
Saucony Irish Green Lifetime Miles: 313.20
White Saucony Lifetime Miles: 217.40
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82.0067.20149.20
Night Sleep Time: 89.50Nap Time: 0.00Total Sleep Time: 89.50Weight: 0.00Calories: 20280.00
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5.003.008.00

8 miles (4.5 slow miles with cousin Charlie) in 1:04:26 total running time for an average pace of 8:02/mile.

Night Sleep Time: 8.00Nap Time: 0.00Total Sleep Time: 8.00Weight: 0.00Calories: 1106.00
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2.004.006.00

Late night (11pm) run in St. Louis. Ran 6 miles in 43:24 for an average pace of 7:12/mile.

Night Sleep Time: 8.00Nap Time: 0.00Total Sleep Time: 8.00Weight: 0.00Calories: 836.00
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5.005.0010.00

10.10 miles in 1:12:19 for an average pace of 7:10/mile. No more runs longer than 6 miles between today and race day on October 11th. Remaining running schedule:

Mon 10/5: 5 easy miles

Tues 10/6: 7 easy miles

Weds 10/7: 5 easy miles

Thurs 10/8: rest

Fri 10/9: 5 easy miles

Sat 10/10: rest

Sunday 10/11: 2009 Chicago Marathon!!

 

 

 

Night Sleep Time: 8.00Nap Time: 0.00Total Sleep Time: 8.00Weight: 0.00Calories: 1393.00
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Fairly easy 6 miles in 42:50 for an average pace of 7:08/mile

Night Sleep Time: 7.00Nap Time: 0.00Total Sleep Time: 7.00Weight: 0.00Calories: 843.00
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6.000.006.00

Easy 6 miles in 43:22 for an average pace of 7:14/mile

Night Sleep Time: 7.50Nap Time: 0.00Total Sleep Time: 7.50Weight: 0.00Calories: 826.00
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6 miles in about 43 minutes total running time

Night Sleep Time: 7.50Nap Time: 0.00Total Sleep Time: 7.50Weight: 0.00Calories: 840.00
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Rest day.

Night Sleep Time: 8.00Nap Time: 0.00Total Sleep Time: 8.00Weight: 0.00Calories: 0.00
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Rest day.

Night Sleep Time: 8.00Nap Time: 0.00Total Sleep Time: 8.00Weight: 0.00Calories: 0.00
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3.500.003.50

Good night's sleep, easy 3.5 miles in about 30 minutes. Pre-marathon 'warm-up.'

Night Sleep Time: 10.00Nap Time: 0.00Total Sleep Time: 10.00Weight: 0.00Calories: 0.00
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Race: Bank of America Chicago Marathon (26.2 Miles) 02:58:47, Place overall: 724, Place in age division: 167
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Mission accomplished - Boston 2010 is next (already registered)!! Also raised $2000 for the American Cancer Society in the process.

Thanks everyone for your great advice and words of encouragement! 

Check it out, made the chicago sun-times website (running through Chinatown - mile 23, that's me on the right) with my german friend/running coach Martin. Sweet.  

http://www.suntimes.com/-1,chicago-marathon-101109g.photogallery?index=16

 

Night Sleep Time: 5.00Nap Time: 0.00Total Sleep Time: 5.00Weight: 0.00Calories: 3620.00
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Post marathon rest day

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5 miles in 36:39 for an average pace of 7:19/mile.

Night Sleep Time: 0.00Nap Time: 0.00Total Sleep Time: 0.00Weight: 0.00Calories: 689.00
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Rest day.

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5 miles in 37 minutes for an average pace of 7:23/mile

Night Sleep Time: 0.00Nap Time: 0.00Total Sleep Time: 0.00Weight: 0.00Calories: 681.00
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7 miles in 51:13 for an average pace of 7:14/mile

Night Sleep Time: 0.00Nap Time: 0.00Total Sleep Time: 0.00Weight: 0.00Calories: 978.00
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Rest day.

Night Sleep Time: 0.00Nap Time: 0.00Total Sleep Time: 0.00Weight: 0.00Calories: 0.00
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7 miles in about 50 minutes

Night Sleep Time: 0.00Nap Time: 0.00Total Sleep Time: 0.00Weight: 0.00Calories: 950.00
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0.007.007.00

7 miles on the treadmill in about 52 minutes.

Night Sleep Time: 6.00Nap Time: 0.00Total Sleep Time: 6.00Weight: 0.00Calories: 1050.00
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6.500.006.50

6.5 miles in 46:18 for an average pace of 7:07/mile

Night Sleep Time: 6.50Nap Time: 0.00Total Sleep Time: 6.50Weight: 0.00Calories: 896.00
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4.004.008.00

In West Virginia: 4 miles outside (some uphill), 4 miles inside on the treadmill - about 1 hour total running time.

Night Sleep Time: 0.00Nap Time: 0.00Total Sleep Time: 0.00Weight: 0.00Calories: 1150.00
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8.000.008.00

8 miles in 59:23 for an average pace of 7:24/mile

Night Sleep Time: 0.00Nap Time: 0.00Total Sleep Time: 0.00Weight: 0.00Calories: 1112.00
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6.005.0011.00

11 miles in 1:22:31 for an average pace of 7:30/mile (West Virginia, lots of good hills)

Night Sleep Time: 0.00Nap Time: 0.00Total Sleep Time: 0.00Weight: 0.00Calories: 1516.00
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Standard Bannockburn - Riverwoods - LF - Bannockburn loop.

10 miles in 1:10 for an average pace of 6:59/mile

Night Sleep Time: 0.00Nap Time: 0.00Total Sleep Time: 0.00Weight: 0.00Calories: 1379.00
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Quick 3 miles in 19:47 for an average pace of 6:35/mile.

Night Sleep Time: 0.00Nap Time: 0.00Total Sleep Time: 0.00Weight: 0.00Calories: 415.00
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