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February 2014

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Location:

Venice,FL,USA

Member Since:

Oct 31, 2012

Gender:

Male

Goal Type:

Other

Running Accomplishments:

5k:
21:01, (6:46 pace) 11-19-11.
20:08, (6:29 pace) 9-1-12 (Part of a Mini-Triathlon Relay).
19:17, (6:12 pace) 11-17-12.
19:19, (6:13 pace) 11-23-13.
19:30, (6:17 pace) 1-4-14.
20:34, (6:34 pace) 9-13-14
19:49, (6:23 pace) 10-25-14
19:32, (6:17 pace) 11-22-14
19:40, (6:19 pace) 12-19-14
19:49, (6:23 pace) 1-31-16

8k:
34:42, (6:57 pace) 3-17-12.
32:11, (6:28 pace) 3-16-13.
32:32, (6:33 pace) 3-15-14. 

34:00, (6:50 pace) 3-14-15.

33:09, (6:40 pace) 3-11-17.

32:56, (6:38 pace) 3-17-18.

10k:
44:18, (7:08 pace) 4-14-12.
41:22, (6:39 pace) 12-15-12.
42:11, (6:47 pace) 4-13-13.
41:06, (6:37 pace) 12-8-13.

42:03, (6:46 pace) 3-5-16

44:35, (7:11 pace) 8-26-17
12k:
53:53, (7:14 pace) 3-24-12.
49:20, (6:37 pace) 3-1-14
15k:
1:18:16, (8:24 pace) 2-26-11.

1:04:37. (6:56 pace) 2-20-16

1:08:25 (7:18 pace) 2/22/20

Half Marathons:

1:37:57 (7:28 pace) 1-26-20. Fort Lauderdale - A1A 
13 Marathons:
1.  4:12:08, (9:37 pace) 1-9-11. Disney.
2.  4:18:18, (9:51 pace) 10-30-11. MCM.
3.  3:42:26, (8:29 pace) 1-14-12. Charleston.
4.  3:13:15, (7:22 pace) 10-7-12. Steamtown.
5*.  3:12:26, (7:20 pace) 1-19-14. Louisiana.
6*.  3:14:06, (7:24 pace) 4-21-14. Boston.
7*.  3:19:38, (7:37 pace) 7-19-14. U. of Okoboji.
8*.  3:16:27, (7:30 pace) 2-22-15. Mercedes-Benz
9*. 3:30:38 (8:03 pace) 5-15-16 Sugarloaf

10. 3:24:21 (7:48 pace) 11-5-16 Savannah RNR

11. 3:27:37 (7:56 pace) 5-12-18 Brookings

12. 3:46:02 (8:38 pace) 10-7-18 Towpath

13. 3:35:11 (8:13 pace) 9-12-21 Med City

* = These 5 races were run at 67.9 seconds per pound. If I want a PR, I need to weigh less than 170 pounds.

Short-Term Running Goals:

2021 GOALS:

Be consistent. 

Also, be less fat. 

Race, if possible. 

Long-Term Running Goals:

Continue running as often as I can, as far as I can, as fast as I can. Teaching my kids (by example) the rewards that come from putting in the work. Very slowly get to 50 states.

Personal:

I'm married, with two sons, 14, and 16.

I started running because someone dared me to.

I ran my first race 3 days after my 40th birthday. (Disney)

Favorite Blogs:

Russian champion tries Crocs, commits to racing a marathon in them

Nikolay Chavkin in the video below did 3x1000, first two in Adidas carbon-fiber models, the last one in Crocs. Surprised by the result (2:52, 2:52, 2:50) with the fastest interval done in Crocs, he committed to racing a marathon in Crocs if the video gets 42K likes and 195 comments (for 42 km 195 m, the marathon distance). Nikolay's current marathon PR is 2:14:00. The video was created by a Russian sporting goods store chain. Their moto is "more sports - brighter life", which we think is wonderful, and also deserves a Like. If you want to see a fast marathon in Crocs, go to the video and click the Like button. And make sure to share it with your friends.

Miles:This week: 0.00 Month: 20.50 Year: 1443.40
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16.25 miles. Legacy Trail to Circus Bridge and back. 2:19:04. 8:33 pace. 65 Deg., 100% Hum. 64 d.p. 5:30 am start. Dense fog.

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10.2 miles. Legacy Trail to Colonia and back. 1:30 pm start. 1:21:43. 8:01 pace. 7:21 last mile. 77 degrees. 74% hum. 68 d.p. Yeah, it was hot.

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5.2 Miles. Ringling Bridge. 39:50. 7:40 pace. 5:35 pm start. 76 deg. 82% hum. 70 D.P. Too much desk work today. It was really tough to get going.

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10.2 miles Legacy Trail to Colonia and back. 5:30 am start. 1:28:27. 8:40 pace. 66 deg. 100% hum. 66 d.p. Super dense fog.

So it's @ 6:15 am. The fog has created a blanket over the noises of the world. Everything is still. The only thing moving and making noise, in the whole world, it would seem, is me, as I trudge along. I round a corner, and see another runner. I say "Good morning!" He says nothing, and goes past me. Dude, We are the only people up in this sleepy town! Give me a grunt, a wave, a head nod, or something! We don't have to be BFF's, but you DO have to be polite. It's not like I'm trying to start a conversation in a restroom! Come on, man! I can tell you are "hardcore" about your training, but seriously...

I guess this has been bugging me lately. Just a little rant. 

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5.2 Miles. Ringling Bridge. 41:30. 7:59 pace. 5:35 pm start. 71 deg. 96% hum. 70 D.P. FOG. 

I gave blood this morning. I'm pretty sure that caused the slower pace.  

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5.2 Miles. Ringling Bridge. 39:11. 7:32 pace. 5:35 pm start. 74 deg. 71% hum. 64 D.P. Really crowded today. 

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20.75 Miles. Legacy Trail to Caspersen Beach and back. 2:57:19. 8:33 pace. 64 Deg. 100% hum. 64 d.p. 7 am start. (Boy #2 had a fever last night, therefore, no foosball today, therefore, dad starts running later. Capitalizing on my child's illness- PRICELESS!)

Bad news- This is @ 30 seconds per mile slower than I was looking for. Good news - It really FELT like I was running easy. Also, I ran the second half faster than the first. That is pretty rare for me.

p.s. I got home to a seemingly "cured" child. Hmmm. What's that kid's angle?

 

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12.9 miles. Legacy Trail to Venice Avenue and back. 6:00 am start. 1 up (forgot to start my watch). 11.9 miles. 1:47:03. 9:00 pace! What the what? 66 degrees. 78% hum. 59 d.p. I was supposed to run 12.9 Tuesday, and 10.2 today. I switched the 2 runs. It's looking like going more than 10.2 on Tuesdays will not be possible. Anyway, after yesterday, this run was really tough. Looking forward to running less than 6 tomorrow.

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5.2 Miles. Ringling Bridge. 40:05. 7:42 pace. 5:35 pm start. 71 deg. 53% hum. 53 D.P. 

I'm starting to think donating blood last week was a bad idea. 

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10.2 miles Legacy Trail to Colonia and back. 5:00 am start. 1:26:01. 8:26 pace. 55 deg. 94% hum. 54 d.p. Fast-ish "rude" guy from last week was OVERLY polite this morning. I got a "Hello!" AND a "Good Morning!" I might have jumped the gun on that rant last week. 

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4.6 Miles. Ringling Bridge. 35:18. 7:40 pace. 5:45 pm start. 63 deg. 93% hum. 61 D.P. No time for 5.2 today. late start. Heavy Thunderstorms. Cool lightning! puddle jumping. 

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5.2 Miles. Ringling Bridge. 39:50. 7:40 pace. 5:35 pm start. 57 deg. 72% hum. 48 D.P. Windy. I saw Shirtless Backwards Visor Dude (He wore a shirt today, though), and my new Jury Duty Pal out today. I feel a little stuck at this pace lately. It seems like I could knock out this run at @ 30 seconds / mile faster a couple of weeks ago. Hmmm. I'll figure it out. 66 days. 

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16.25 miles. Legacy Trail to Circus Bridge and back. 2:21:06. 8:41 pace. 66 Deg., 88% Hum. 63 d.p. 6:30 am start.

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12.9 miles. Legacy Trail to Venice Avenue and back. 6:30 am start. 12.9 miles. 1:42:34. 7:57 pace 6:57 last mile. 50 degrees. 87% hum. 46 d.p. Spouse got me new shorts, shirt, and socks for Valentine's Day. This was the test run. I like 'em. Dona Bay and Roberts Bay were "steaming" as I ran across them. Low tide, oyster bars, Crazy stuff! Best run I've had in a while.

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4.6 Miles. Ringling Bridge. 33:32. 7:17 pace. 5:45 pm start. 70 deg. 56% hum. 53 D.P. late start again.

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10.2 miles Legacy Trail to Colonia and back. 5:30 am start. 1:22:07. 8:03 pace. 54 deg. 82% hum. 48 d.p. Very smooth and easy. These Tuesday runs are brutal to get going, but I am starting to see the benefits. 

BTW, The night job would like to do a article about me for the company newsletter. My co-worker wrote into the main office and said some flattering stuff. I am a bit uneasy about this. They want me to sign a release that would allow them to use my running story wherever (and whenever) they choose. It's not like I'm an elite runner that is trying to control his "brand," or anything. But this feels a little weird. Obviously, I am proud enough of my running accomplishments to write them here everyday. What would you do? 

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5.8 Miles. Ringling Bridge. 41:08. 7:05 pace. 5:30 pm start. 72 deg. 68% hum. 61 D.P. It really didn't feel that fast. I saw Jury Duty Buddy. He said the guy that was on trial (where we met) was found guilty. 

He wants to run with me sometime. I don't know, man. I don't think I could keep up with that guy or his dog. 

oh yeah, I had this song stuck in my head for the whole run. "Malagueña Salerosa" by Chingon http://youtu.be/cby_ItzK6JY

If you are going to have a song stuck in your head, it might as well be one where you don't know or understand the words!

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5.2 Miles. Ringling Bridge. 39:30. 7:36 pace. 5:35 pm start. 79 deg. 62% hum. 65 D.P. Hot and Crowded out there. 

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20.75 Miles. Legacy Trail to Caspersen Beach and back. 2:55:12. 8:27 pace. 73 Deg. 100% hum. 73 d.p. 6 am start. Stagnant, Humid air. Rough.

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12.9 miles. Legacy Trail to Venice Avenue and back. 7:00 am start. 1:42:52. 7:58 pace. 72 degrees. 100% hum. 72 d.p. This run was miserable. Dense fog on the way out. Bright sun on the way back. I took off the soaked shirt for the run back.

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5.8 Miles. Ringling Bridge. 42:16. 7:17 pace. 5:30 pm start. 72 deg. 79% hum. 65 D.P. Bright colored fleet of sailboats against an overcast sky. Life is good. 

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10.2 miles Legacy Trail to Colonia and back. 5:30 am start. 1:23:17. 8:10 pace. 64 deg. 100% hum. 64 d.p. Another steady, cruising run through the fog. I decided to go shirtless for this one, which I don't do very often. I think this was a wise choice. 

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5.2 Miles. Ringling Bridge. 5:35 pm start. No times because I ran most of this with Jury Duty Buddy, and his daughter. They are both very fast. He ran all of the short distance races around these parts for 17 years, and now has no interest in racing. I tried to talk him into the 5k this weekend, but he just runs for fun with his dog, or his daughter now. She does triathlons. Nice folks!

I have as a goal for the 12k this weekend - 50:xx. But now, I'm thinking I should be able to get 49:xx. I'm going to run as fast as I can, and I'll get what I get. But the minimum goal pace should AT LEAST be what I did for the first 10k at Louisiana! I'm such a chicken. 

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4.6 Miles. Ringling Bridge. 34:10. 7:26 pace. 5:30 pm start. 57 deg. 75% hum. 49 D.P. Light rain. Steady cruising for the last run before the race Saturday.

I started getting this weird cough on Sunday. For the most part, I have been treating it with Emergen-C and denial. 

This is the most miles I have run in one month. I think the Tuesday 10 milers are helping me out a lot. We shall see. 

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