Hard Work and Dedication

Kiawah Island (SC) Marathon

Previous WeekRecent EntriesHomeJoin Fast Running Blog Community!PredictorHealthy RecipesAndy O's RacesFind BlogsMileage BoardTop Ten Excuses for Missing a RunTop Ten Training MistakesDiscussion ForumRace Reports Send A Private MessageMonth ViewYear View
Graph View
Next Week
JanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec
200920102011201220132014201520162017201820192020202120222023
15% off for Fast Running Blog members at St. George Running Center!

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. 

 

Favorite Blogs:

Click to donate
to Ukraine's Armed Forces
Miles:This week: 47.20 Month: 85.50 Year: 602.65
Saucony Black Ice Lifetime Miles: 282.95
Saucony Triumph NEON Lifetime Miles: 465.95
Saucony Dark Blue Lifetime Miles: 368.35
Saucony Irish Green Lifetime Miles: 51.20
Slow milesFast milesTotal Distance
19.609.2028.80
Kayano 18 #2 Miles: 28.80
Night Sleep Time: 0.00Nap Time: 0.00Total Sleep Time: 0.00Weight: 0.00Calories: 0.00
Slow milesFast milesTotal Distance
2.600.002.60

Warm up run in Columbia SC

Kayano 18 #2 Miles: 2.60
Night Sleep Time: 0.00Nap Time: 0.00Total Sleep Time: 0.00Weight: 0.00Calories: 0.00
Add Comment
Race: Kiawah Island (SC) Marathon (26.2 Miles) 03:12:47, Place overall: 63, Place in age division: 8
Slow milesFast milesTotal Distance
17.009.2026.20

7th career marathon today. Started out strong with sub-7 minute miles through 17 (with thoughts of running a 3:05 or better for BQ) and then hit a wall like never before (didn't get to train as much as I would've liked in the past few weeks due to leg issues) and experienced a lengthy period of uncertainty and extreme discomfort in which I felt like stopping, crying and vomiting all at about the same time. The goal quickly changed from making a time to just surviving the race. Preserved although my last 5-6 miles were quite slow at around 9 minutes. Overall I'm happy with my performance but recognize I need to train more and smarter in order to get back to Boston. Course was scenic but surprisingly none of it was ocean front and crowd support was almost nonexistent. Might come back and do it again just because the sanctuary hotel here where we're staying is so wonderful!

Kayano 18 #2 Miles: 26.20
Night Sleep Time: 0.00Nap Time: 0.00Total Sleep Time: 0.00Weight: 0.00Calories: 0.00
Comments(1)
Slow milesFast milesTotal Distance
19.609.2028.80
Kayano 18 #2 Miles: 28.80
Night Sleep Time: 0.00Nap Time: 0.00Total Sleep Time: 0.00Weight: 0.00Calories: 0.00
Debt Reduction Calculator
Featured Announcements
Lone Faithfuls
(need a comment):
Recent Comments: