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Oct 31, 2012



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Running Accomplishments:

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

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.

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
53:53, (7:14 pace) 3-24-12.
49:20, (6:37 pace) 3-1-14
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 
14 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

14. 3:45:45 (8:37 pace) 4-16-23 Coastal Delaware

* = 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:

2023 GOALS:

Coastal Delaware Running Festival Marathon - 4/16/23 - Rehoboth Beach, Delaware

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.


I'm married, with two sons, 17, and 18.

I started running because someone dared me to.

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

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5.5 Mi on the Legacy trail from Venice Avenue to Laurel Road and back. It was like 80 degrees. But that's not the big news. The big news is that I saw wrong direction antisocial board shorts guy again! He was running South and I was running North. He had a lady friend with him who was riding a beach cruiser bicycle. I thought for a second about not saying anything. But then I realized I just had to. So I said hi, again. And he ignored me. Again. And I laughed for a little while after that. Now there is no way that it was headphones that was keeping him from saying hi to me. Clearly this is personal!

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7.75 miles. Hood route to legacy trail over the SWOM (Stupid Waste Of Money) bridge and back

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2 up. 8 x 100m+ grass sprints with 100m+ recoveries. 0.5 down. I wanted more this morning, but I overslept. I'm glad I got the speed in, instead of defaulting to an easy run.

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7.5 miles. Hood Route to Legacy Trail and back. In the rain. Not a mist, not a drizzle, not a downpour, no lightning, no thunder, just constant easy rain. Not that bad, really. 

I took the boys to watch the Venice High girls soccer game last night (Tommy's whole soccer team went.). A win would have put them in the state championship tournament, but they lost to St. Pete, in the 7th round of a shootout. What a crazy game. I mean, even without my home team bias, it was just a great soccer game to watch. A couple of things:

1. First time I have ever seen someone get a blue card. Venice played short handed for the last 12 minutes of regulation and all 20 minutes of overtime. 

2. At the end of every game decided by a shootout I have ever seen, every fan, every coach, and every player I have ever heard says "It's a shame it had to end like this." If we ALL feel that way, why does it have to end like this? You would think something could be done. I mean, I'm the first guy to complain about stuff without offering solutions. But this seems ENTIRELY FIXABLE.

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4 up. 8 x 100m+ grass sprints with 100m+ recoveries. 0.5 down. Like, perfect weather this morning. The kids have no soccer or basketball games this weekend. 

I might have to fix something around the house. 


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10.7 miles. Hood route to legacy trail over the SWOM bridge, then down legacy trail to colinia, and the same route back.

Started at 7. I don't know why I started so late, or why i looked down when I did, About a quarter mile into the run, I looked down to see a roofing nail with the point up in the middle of the sidewalk. I picked it up, and was adequately freaked out about what might have happened for the rest of the run. Next time I run in the dark, I am going to be on full ground scan mode.

After running, I pressure washed the front of my house. Then I pressure washed my dad's driveway. Then I played an hour and a half of soccer with boy #1. Then I took boy #2 to the Venice courts, and we played basketball for 40 minutes. Then he got into two 4on4 pick up games. It was perfect. I got to practice with him but I didn't have to play a game. Then I went home and took a shower. I almost fell asleep in the shower.

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