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May 25, 2019

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Member Since:

Jun 03, 2010



Goal Type:


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.  


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: 93.10 Year: 710.63
Adidas Adizero - Adios Lifetime Miles: 333.37
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: 816.51
Adidas Duramo Cool Blue Lifetime Miles: 734.38
Pearl Izumi N1V2 Flash Green #2 Lifetime Miles: 720.23
Nike VaporMax Red/Back Lifetime Miles: 293.03
Newton Mv2 Ghost White Lifetime Miles: 387.90
Saucony Ride Blue Lifetime Miles: 261.25
Reebok Harmony Gold Lifetime Miles: 16.50
Slow milesFast milesTotal Distance

45 at the start. Warmed up as I ran for very nice conditions. After all the snow and ice, I think this was earned. 3 miles of warm up and the first 2 were rough, ankles & shins hurt so I walked for 10 seconds and everything reset itself and felt better. Then 12 miles at BQ pace or better (7:52, with the best miles at 7:28, 7:33), then 5 recovery. Then picked the pace back up for the last 2 just because I had gas in the tank. or gas. Not sure. 

Bike bath was mostly empty for the first half. Saw a red chipmunk, lots of loud geese and some red headed woodpeckers. Eventually passed some nice old folks walking, a girls soccer game and an angry teenager boy walking. He didn't say much. 

Innov8 220 Miles: 20.10
From SlowJoe on Sun, Mar 13, 2016 at 18:45:28 from

Yer killin it lately! Looking good for that BQ....didn't take you long once you got going.

From Dan on Sun, Mar 13, 2016 at 20:10:45 from

Hey thanks Joe. I kinda needed that. I don't feel like I am killing it and I feel like it has taken me forever to get back to here. I try not to compare to anyone, but I read all these people who come back and it seems like they are faster than ever in a month. Wow I went on a monologue.

From I Just Run on Mon, Mar 14, 2016 at 10:38:49 from

Nice running! You're getting there quickly. When's your next marathon?

From Dan on Mon, Mar 14, 2016 at 17:22:24 from

IJR- Thanks! And, April 16. Carmel Indiana.

From SlowJoe on Mon, Mar 14, 2016 at 20:19:49 from

How long you were away is the biggest factor, I think. Given that, seems like you're probably at least on schedule if not ahead...even though progress probably seems agonizingly slower from your vantage point.

From Dan on Tue, Mar 15, 2016 at 19:24:00 from

Probably right Joe. I did try and run on and off those 2 years, but could never get anything going with the injuries. At most the one year was 200 miles. Tough for a guy with my obsessive compulsive behavior.

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