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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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Miles:This week: 9.00 Month: 59.65 Year: 798.20
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Went out to run. 200 yards in I had a huge coughing fit. I turned around and went home. 

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4 ugly miles on the trails at noon. 

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not as easy as yesterday. 

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back to the trails. 

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4 on the trails. 

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4 on the trails. 

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1 on the trails. Then 5.5 miles hood route.

Now off to Orlando to see Tony Monaco in concert. Wait, what?

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4 on the trails. 3:30 PM. The biggest bobcat I've ever seen jumped out 10' in front of me on lap 3. Very scary.

The concert we saw in Orlando last night is already on YouTube.

https://youtu.be/yKVrjo8hH5w

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4 on the trails

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early-ish trails

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4 on the trails. I came home soaked. 81 deg. 80% hum. 74 d.p. Yep, it's summer. 

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10.2 miles. Hood route to legacy to Colonia and back. 9 am start. 84 deg. 71% hum. 73 d.p.

Last week they had the end of the year banquets for the kids' school activities. There was a picture of our table at one of these events on facebook. I look awfully jowly and doughy in that picture. I have to assume that is what other people see when they see me. 

So, 10.2 miles in the sun today. 

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2 on the trails. Then 7.75 miles. Hood route to legacy trail over the SWOM bridge and back in 84 deg., 76% hum., 75 d.p. 

28 years married today. 

 

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4 on the trails. 

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4 on the trails. Yesterday's trip to Lead Foot City®, The Place for All Things Automotive.® was a step in the wrong direction, training-wise. And I'm feeling the bad diet today. Totally worth it though. 

PM: surprise 4 more miles on the trails. Brutal heat.

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ran 2 on the trails. got dizzy and went home. 

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am: 3 on the trails.

then 2 hours of phone meetings.

am2: 4 on the trails.  

It rained hard last night. The smell of wet pine needles on the paths is amazing. 

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5 on thetrails. Then I saw my dad out for a walk, and I walked with him for a bit, then ran home. Out on the trails, I ran into a friend of mine, that told me he saw my kid acting up, doing stupid teenage stuff. It's a small town. It was a smaller town for me to grow up in, so news got back to my folks very fast. But now it's a small town with video cameras everywhere, that makes impulsive teenage decisions very hard to bounce back from. So, I have to have a talk with my kid when he gets home from school that I'm not looking forward to. 

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4 on the trails. Yesterday's talk went well. Before you have kids, you think "My kid will never.... ", like you have some control, ultimately. You have influence, but someday they are going to leave, and you've got to hope they make smart decisions. You really don't have that much control. They are going to do what they are going to do. And if they are teenage boys, it's going to be stupid.

I don't mean to be so cryptic. Word got back to me that my kid was doing burnouts in the McDonald's parking lot. Stupid. For a truck we bought a month ago. Stupider. At the McDonalds where he works. Are-you-kidding-me Stupid. On tires we just got for close to $1,000. Now that's just insultingly Stupid.

How do you start a conversation like that? 

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4 on the trails. Now taking the jonboat out with spouse.

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1 on the trails. I got really distracted talking to folks. 

then all day on the jonboat with boy #2. 

Then 5 on the trails. 

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6 on the trails. 6:30 pm start.

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