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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, 15, and 17.

I started running because someone dared me to.

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

My profile picture story: http://www.melissajill.com/blog.cfm?postID=1492&boston-marathon

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4 on the trails. Threat of rain the entire run, but no rain. So I had the place to myself. I was free to do all of the old man grunting that I wanted. 

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4 on the trails. 

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4 on the trails.

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5 on the trails.

 

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7.75 miles. Hood route to legacy trail over SWOM bridge and back. Slumpbuster run. 

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1 trails + 3.5 hood + 2 trails. 83 deg. 83% hum. 77 d.p. yucko. 

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4 on the trails. Work time is creeping up again, and cutting into running time. 

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4 more on the trails. Low Hum. Low d.p. Somehow I got Citizen Cope in my head the other day. I haven't thought of that guy in years. So it was like a Citizen Cope medley out there. Most of his stuff is slow and bluesy, so the pace was really slow. Also, we're going to the east coast this weekend to see my niece in a play. Should be a good time. 

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4 on the trails. If I get injured running someday, I'll bet it's from one of those instinctive cut backs, borderline gravity defying moves I make, when seeing a snake, but before it registers that the snake is non-poisonous, that would make Barry Sanders proud. 

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4 on the trails. back in a rut. 

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3 on the trails. then 4 on the trails. 

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4 on the trails. Sometimes I get neck pain when I'm stressed. I'm stressed. 

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1 on the trails. 5.5 miles hood route. 1 on the trails. 

So, when I was out running, my dad was out walking. I see him sometimes out there, but not today. He was doing a route around the baseball fields at wellfield park. The senior men's softball team was having practice. They called my dad over and asked him if he wanted to play next season. They said that there was only one week left in this season, but he could get on board for next season. They said that they have seen him out walking before, that he seems to be in good shape, and obviously likes baseball. My dad was beaming when he told me this story. He's 81. I asked him when he wanted me to pitch to him in the cages. 

That feeling when you're a kid, and you're watching some other kids play something, and then they invite you to join? That never stops being an awesome feeling. 

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7.75 Mi. Hood route to Legacy Trail over the SWOM bridge and back.

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4 on the trials. Every Easter, after eating brunch with my parents, I go for a run. It's a horrible idea, and I never learn.

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4 on the trails. 

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4 on the trails. Boston was yesterday? How did I miss that? 

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4 on the trails. This was a lot of effort today for some reason. 

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Trails

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5.5 miles. hood route. 1st run in new Saucony Rides. I was really due for new shoes. 

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5 on the trails. Last night's barbecue bash made this run tougher than it should have been.

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4 on the trails. I've been sick again. But I had to run anyway. I don't get it. It gas been so infrequent that I have been sick over the last 10 years, that the fact that I have been sick 4 times since mid September is kind of ticking me off.

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