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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 
12 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

* = 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. 

9/12/2021 - Med City Marathon

 

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.

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2 on the trails. got dizzy. went home. 

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7.5 miles hood route to legacy trail and back. 8:30 am start. 

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7.5 miles hood route to legacy trail and back. 8:30 am start. 

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3 on the trails at 12:30. I should have eaten something this morning. 

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10.2 miles. Hood route to Legacy Trail to Colonia and back. 70+ degrees. 8:15 am start. Super foggy start. Averaged 9 minute pace both ways, but the pace was really inconsistent.

I had No Surprises by Radiohead stuck in my head for all of it. It has recently occurred to me how awful the lyrics of that song are. But it is total earworm.

In two separate locations, I saw a friend, and my old soccer coach. So that was different. Then later, I saw a dude walking down the sidewalk smoking a joint in broad daylight. Man, times have changed. But I don't think I'm ever going toget used to that. 

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4 on the trails. 1:30 pm start. 79 deg. 77% hum. 

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4 on the trails. 75 deg. 87% hum., 81 d.p.

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New route. Pinebrook to Edmonson to Border (over I-75) to Jacaranda and north to Cielo and back. 3.6 out. 3.6 back. I think I'm going to refer to this as the "Border to Neal route", since I go by so many Neal Communities. 

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7.5 miles. 3 on the trails, then 3.5 hood route, then 1 more on the trails. 76 deg., 84% hum., 71d.p. I had a medley of Chevelle songs stuck in my head. 

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7.75 miles. Hood Route to Legacy Trail over the SWOM Bridge and back. 8:30 am start. really slow. 77 deg. 89% hum. 74 d.p. This has now turned into a weight loss blog for me, for at least a while. Last week, I weighed in at a whopping 207. There are tons of reasons / excuses, but they are all alternate words for "lack of discipline." 

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7.5 miles. Hood route to legacy trail and back. hot and humid. by the time I got home, my shirt was soaked like I was swimming. 

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7.5 miles. Hood route to Legacy Trail and back. 6:45 am start. Big breeze out of the west. Dinosaur Jr. songs in my head. https://youtu.be/NTBIAyDk_ZE

 

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3.5 miles, hood route + 4 on the trails. Late start - 7:30 am. Cooler than yesterday with a light mist / rain. Today, I was thinking more about schedules and budgets than I was music. 

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7.5 miles. Hood Route to Legacy Trail and back. 6:30 am start. 75 deg., 96% hum., 74 d.p.

WHY IS IT SO STINKING HOT?!

ARRRGH! 

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7.5 miles. Hood route to legacy trail and back. Then down to englewood for baseball double header. Boy #2 though the might like to give baseball another try. He hasn't played since t-ball. The were mercy rule losses, both games. It was demoralizing. but my guy did better than expected, and kept positive. 

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8 miles. Venetian Waterway Park west. Circus bridge to caspersen beach, then back north along intercoastal waterway to mile marker 4.00 near venice high school and back to circus bridge. 5:20 pm start. Wind picked up a bit out there.

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7.5 miles. hood route to legacy trail and back. 6:30 am start.

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7.5 miles. hood route to legacy trail and back. 6:30 am start.

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7.5 miles. 4 on the trails, then 3.5 hood route. 8 am start. I had Led Zep's in my time of dying for most of it. (The fast part, not the slow part. It's like a 11 minute song.)

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5.5 miles Hood route, then 2 on the trails. I spent about a half mile considering the plural of "crisis"; how to spell it, and how to pronounce it. I was WAY off. 

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4 on the trails. late start. 9 am. 75 deg. 64% hum., 62 d.p.

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10.2 miles. Hood Route to Legacy Trail to Colonia and back. The most miles for me in a while.

But that's not the big news of the run. I saw Stephen King (and, I'm guessing his wife) out there. Right at the Dona Bay bridge, walking a dog. I knew I was going to see him again after the turn around, so I had about a mile to think of something witty to say to him - Maybe a Cujo joke about his dog; maybe Heeeeere's Stephen, maybe I'm your number one fan, something something pennywise, they're all gonna laugh at you!, get busy living or get busy dying, etc., etc., etc.

I went with "good morning."  

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on the trails. no celebrity sightings. 

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