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January 2011

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Location:

OH,

Member Since:

Jun 03, 2010

Gender:

Male

Goal Type:

Other

Running Accomplishments:

I started running in Feb of 2009.

First 5K- April 18th, 2009

First Marathon- Sept 19,2009 - Wright Patt Air Force Base Marathon.

PR 5K 19:36  7/04/11  Americana 5K   

PR 10K 42:25  8/06/11  Tadmor 10K (Dam run... HILLS)

PR Marathon 9/17/11 Air Force Marathon 3:14:38

 

Short-Term Running Goals:

 

Show up. 

REALLY show up.

2017 Races

Tie dye 50K - 29th

11/11 Richmond Marathon

 

Long-Term Running Goals:

Qualify for Boston 

Run Boston!  

No injuries and another marathon.

Did I mention avoiding injuries? 

More marathons, help others around me achieve goals.  

Personal:

Married and have two daughters 15 & 21... I hope to convert at least one into a runner :)

Psalm 14:1 "The fool hath said in his heart, There is no God."

John 14:6 "Jesus saith unto him, I am the way, the truth, and the life: no man cometh unto the Father, but by me."

 

Miles:This week: 0.00 Month: 149.93 Year: 547.78
Adidas Adizero - Adios Lifetime Miles: 319.27
Saucony Kinvara 2- Bright Lime Lifetime Miles: 744.21
Saucony Hattori Lifetime Miles: 514.86
Under Armor Speedform Lifetime Miles: 782.25
Saucony Kinvara 5 Lifetime Miles: 816.18
Newton Distance Lifetime Miles: 672.30
Innov8 220 Lifetime Miles: 637.27
Saucony Kinvara 6 - Wicked Orange Lifetime Miles: 582.87
Pearl Izumi N1V2 Flash Green Lifetime Miles: 719.03
Pearl Izumi EM N1 Cool Red Lifetime Miles: 800.36
Pearl Izumi EM N1 Neon Yellow Lifetime Miles: 670.32
Saucony Kilkenny XC5 Lifetime Miles: 185.08
Kinvara 7 Neon Yelarnge Lifetime Miles: 806.51
Adidas Duramo Cool Blue Lifetime Miles: 722.88
Pearl Izumi N1V2 Flash Green #2 Lifetime Miles: 701.48
Nike VaporMax Red/Back Lifetime Miles: 289.03
Newton Mv2 Ghost White Lifetime Miles: 350.40
Saucony Ride Blue Lifetime Miles: 210.75
Slow milesFast milesTotal Distance
204.540.00204.54
Brooks Launch #2 Miles: 102.06Nike LunarFly Miles: 79.40Brooks Launch - Nightlife Miles: 23.08
Slow milesFast milesTotal Distance
5.530.005.53

I was going to have a long run today, but my friends that live in Kenya are back in the states for 6 months or so and they just found out they had to move things today. So I was a good friend and helped them move this New Years Day and settled for a quick run instead. My legs felt very good and had some spring in them today. 

Brooks Launch #2 Miles: 5.53
Comments(5)
Slow milesFast milesTotal Distance
8.000.008.00

Today was a day to trudge... I was slow, well my pace was not awful (8:40) but I felt just dead. No energy. If I had to guess I would have said I was running 12 minute miles. Back to work schedules and cooler weather :( 

Nike LunarFly Miles: 8.00
Comments(1)
Slow milesFast milesTotal Distance
8.100.008.10

Busy busy day.... but ended well with a big Ohio State win! I am soooo beat ... yawn....

Brooks Launch #2 Miles: 8.10
Comments(3)
Slow milesFast milesTotal Distance
9.000.009.00

Pretty decent run. Still tired, but legs are getting some spring back. Big work meeting tomorrow so I hope to get a nice run in before! 

Nike LunarFly Miles: 9.00
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9.100.009.10

Got my run in - 20s and flurries- and now getting ready for my work meeting. Oh well, at least it is a good meal :) We are going to Mongolian BBQ, do not know if any of you have had it, but it is amazing and you can eat as much as you can. I do overeat on the meat there, but just cannot resist! 

Brooks Launch #2 Miles: 9.10
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Slow milesFast milesTotal Distance
7.000.007.00

Mid teens and snow today... slows me down, but a good morning nonetheless! Long day at work but looking forward to the weekend!

Nike LunarFly Miles: 7.00
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Slow milesFast milesTotal Distance
15.330.0015.33

This was a long run. 16 degrees, snow, single digit wind chill (which I would not mention, but since there was a pretty constant 10-15 mph wind - I was feeling it) made my pace in the low 9's despite a good effort. Angel actually drove by and found me around mile 14 to make sure I was okay since I was gone so long. I admit it was nice, but made me laugh. Took me some time to thaw! 

Brooks Launch #2 Miles: 15.33
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Slow milesFast milesTotal Distance
7.000.007.00

Decent run today, but it was cold. More teens in the AM but I am finding that sweet spot of winter gear. I do miss just shorts and one shirt... but by then I will be upset with the heat :) 

Brooks Launch - Nightlife Miles: 7.00
Comments(1)
Slow milesFast milesTotal Distance
10.000.0010.00

Yet another winter weather advisory. I had to miss yesterdays run... bums me out. So today I ran... through lots of snow. Id say 4 miles through 4-6 inches of snow, 3 miles through 2-3 inches of snow and a few miles of little snow (and a few clear patches). So I know I am feeling the runs, but thats the problem, it feels like a workout and not a run. So I am getting tougher but not faster? Heck I don't know if the resistance pays off or not, but I do know it makes me run slow! 

Afterwards, I took the day off! :) I decided to play in the snow with my youngest daughter and that was great! I have a long day of work ahead of me tomorrow so... yeah...  

Nike LunarFly Miles: 10.00
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Slow milesFast milesTotal Distance
7.000.007.00

Up and out early today. Cold and more snow to plow through. Bought the farm around mile 3, did not see that ice! Ah we need to laugh at ourselves... Long but good day of work. 

Brooks Launch #2 Miles: 7.00
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Slow milesFast milesTotal Distance
10.000.0010.00

Cold (shocker), but a little more clear to run.... not great, but better... Hoping Sat can be a good long run. I need to stretch my legs on a good long run and the snow just is not cooperating! Work was work, going out of town next week. 

Nike LunarFly Miles: 10.00
Comments(1)
Slow milesFast milesTotal Distance
13.000.0013.00

Today I wanted to get a long run in and stretch my legs... neither happened. I was ready to roll last night. This morning I got up, feeling good. I putted around a bit before I went out and I then got the reminder that we had a mission meeting to go to. Ugh... so mentally everything changed - I had to hurry up and then I was wondering how many miles I could get in. All of that meant I started too fast and then just lost all momentum. Turned into one of those runs where I was thinking "Why didn't I take up cycling instead?" one of those where I was yelling at my self out loud while running. I did not scream, but I was telling myself to "get moving". Anyone else do that? I am odd I know. Well, the time for getting myself back in shape is coming very soon....  

Brooks Launch #2 Miles: 13.00
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Slow milesFast milesTotal Distance
9.100.009.10

Last day before heading to Chicago 

Nike LunarFly Miles: 9.10
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Slow milesFast milesTotal Distance
4.000.004.00

Brooks Launch #2 Miles: 4.00
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Slow milesFast milesTotal Distance
4.000.004.00

Running in Chicago last 3, but just got home. Good part was running with others, bad was meetings and they do not run near as far as me so my running is lacking. I would have run more, but with all day meetings it was not possible. Now I am home and there is a wind chill advisory. This is going to be a pathetic mileage week - I hope to get some weekend miles and and build up from there. I will catch up later... I am tired. 

Brooks Launch #2 Miles: 4.00
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Slow milesFast milesTotal Distance
12.000.0012.00

With the temps less than 4 and wind chill advisory in the minus category... I opted for a day pass at the rec center about 10 minutes away. They have an indoor track so I could avoid the treadmill, but the track is 1/16th on a mile.... after the first 170 laps I was a little bored... Anyway, I hope things slow down some so I can get my running back on track. I did feel pretty good during the run...

Brooks Launch #2 Miles: 12.00
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Slow milesFast milesTotal Distance
8.250.008.25

Still just too much snow... I am getting soft... I went back to the track... ugh... used my ipod for the first time in over a year while I ran and that helped numb my mind to the pains of running in a circle... Legs felt decent, but now I have a huge blister on my middle toe- left foot! I am wondering if changing running surfaces helped contribute. 7:55/mile.  

Nike LunarFly Miles: 8.25
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Slow milesFast milesTotal Distance
8.030.008.03

Tonight I needed a little motivation (Thanks Cassie) to get my butt in gear. So after small meal I went back outside to my trusty cold weather route. Some of the snow is gone, but not all so that always slows me down. I also have a huge blister (I think blood blister since its red) on my left middle toe that is sore. I do not usually get them so I wonder running on that soft track contributed or just one of those things. I feel better now that I got my run in. 

Brooks Launch - Nightlife Miles: 8.03
Comments(6)
Slow milesFast milesTotal Distance
8.000.008.00

Legs were tired and the foot hurts (stupid blister) and it was cold.... oh and still not totally clear to run with all the snow.... sure does not keep the motivation high, but miles are miles right now. 

Brooks Launch #2 Miles: 8.00
Comments(2)
Slow milesFast milesTotal Distance
8.050.008.05

Motivation is not my strong point right now... I need some warmer weather (not a ton, just 5 to 10 degrees) and a clear path to run  on.... On the bright side, I took advantage of running warehouse getting rid of the '10 model shoes and have some new shoes on the way for $46 - since mom gave me that prepaid visa it was prefect :) 

Slow run today... just like yesterday... tired 

Nike LunarFly Miles: 8.05
Comments(2)
Slow milesFast milesTotal Distance
8.050.008.05

Nice.... and cold - but overall everything was decent. Legs were not AS dead. Hopefully I can get some decent miles in tomorrow, but things have been so crazy that you can never tell!

Brooks Launch - Nightlife Miles: 8.05
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Slow milesFast milesTotal Distance
16.000.0016.00

A bit windy and a slight chill, but overall an ok day to run. Felt decent, just plugged away at some base miles. Busy night tonight, lots to do, yet I find myself watching Dr Who with the girls...

Brooks Launch #2 Miles: 16.00
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Slow milesFast milesTotal Distance
10.000.0010.00

Do I even bother mentioning that it is cold? Well it is... So the first part of my run was par for the course, but then my legs actually did not feel so dead. They woke up and the last 5 miles felt better than the first. Yes, that was encouraging, but don't worry - we have a huge winter storm on the way in a few hours starting with all ice.... s

Nike LunarFly Miles: 10.00
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Slow milesFast milesTotal Distance
204.540.00204.54
Brooks Launch #2 Miles: 102.06Nike LunarFly Miles: 79.40Brooks Launch - Nightlife Miles: 23.08
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