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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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3.500.003.50

3.5 miles. Hood route. Soupy. Ran straight back to my parent's house. Pop was in such bad shape yesterday, I thought it was the end. Today, he wakes up, and was like, what's for breakfast? When old people get fevers, it is devastating. He sweated through 3 or 4 shirts last night. His fever was breaking, mom and I thought he was dying.

We are happy to be wrong.

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3.5 miles. Hood route. 6 am start. Super muggy. Lots of traffic.

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3.5 miles. hood route. 6 am start. I played some soccer with boy #1 last night. 

I've never been a runner that devotes an adequate amount of time to stretching. Yeah, I know I should be more serious about it, but I need to get on with the day, here. Ain't nobody got time for that. So, you could describe my stretching as something below the bare minimum. What I've noticed recently is that my flexibility has really dropped off, like faster than my drop off in mileage. It seems out of proportion. Like when doing the quad stretch, where you use your hand to hold your heel to your butt, I feel like I may not be able to grab my foot. It's crazy. Yes, there has been a substantial reduction in mileage. Do I feel winded? No. Do I need to buy new clothes, because I've blimped up? No, but that might be next week's problem. Have I lost all flexibility in my hamstrings, calves, quads, hips, back, ankles, and neck? Yes. It is a wonder I can walk. 

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7.750.007.75

7.75 miles. Hood route to Legacy trail over SWOM bridge and back.  I had extra time this morning, so I went longer. It was weird because I thought mostly about running. Usually, my head is elsewhere. 

Tommy had freshmen orientation at Venice High this morning. We parents sat in one lecture hall, learning about the dangers of vaping, jeans with holes in them, and not following drop off / pick up proceedures. By the way, the kids can wear one ear bud as they walk from class to class. Interesting rule. The kids had a completely different lecture in another hall. And then a campus tour. The last thing before they sent them off was to give them their class schedules. I mean, wouldn't it have been smarter to give the kids the schedule BEFORE the campus tour, so there was, at least, a chance of them finding the classes they will be attending? 

We're not off to a good start here. I don't feel as though my kid is oriented. 

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