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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

Not sure!

 

 

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: 32.20 Month: 223.50 Year: 2091.05
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: 684.68
Pearl Izumi EM N1 Cool Red Lifetime Miles: 800.36
Pearl Izumi EM N1 Neon Yellow Lifetime Miles: 654.22
Saucony Kilkenny XC5 Lifetime Miles: 102.53
Kinvara 7 Neon Yelarnge Lifetime Miles: 282.20
Adidas Duramo Cool Blue Lifetime Miles: 72.30
Slow milesFast milesTotal Distance
213.0034.66247.66
Pearl Izumi N1V2 Flash Green Miles: 91.08Pearl Izumi EM N1 Cool Red Miles: 45.85Pearl Izumi EM N1 Neon Yellow Miles: 88.33Saucony Kilkenny XC5 Miles: 14.25Innov8 220 Miles: 6.15
Slow milesFast milesTotal Distance
7.008.3315.33

It's certainly springtime in Ohio. Yes every state has the joke about if you don't like the weather wait 15 minutes it'll change. However, running in 73º to running in 39º with a cold wind in just 2 days just seems.... off....

My legs were tired and not ready for any real speed work so I went with what the would give me. 3 Mile WU and then 6 miles between HMP & MP. After that some slow miles and then finished with and HMP mile. Got in, had some pork and washed it down with a banana/date/berry/chia smoothie. Off to church for a mortgage burning celebration. Games tonight!

Pearl Izumi N1V2 Flash Green Miles: 15.33
Comments(1)
Slow milesFast milesTotal Distance
10.500.0010.50

AM- 50's 4.5 Recovery run. 

PM- 62º 6 miles in a nice steady rain. Slow but legs felt better. 

Pearl Izumi EM N1 Cool Red Miles: 4.50Pearl Izumi EM N1 Neon Yellow Miles: 6.00
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Slow milesFast milesTotal Distance
6.500.006.50

Today and tomorrow are just insane days at work.

Pearl Izumi EM N1 Neon Yellow Miles: 6.50
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Slow milesFast milesTotal Distance
4.751.256.00

am- 42º Rainy. 6 Miles with 11x30s Striders

Pearl Izumi N1V2 Flash Green Miles: 6.00
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Slow milesFast milesTotal Distance
4.750.004.75

Busy busy

Pearl Izumi EM N1 Cool Red Miles: 4.75
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Slow milesFast milesTotal Distance
10.001.0011.00

35º with a brisk, cold wind. 11 miles w/13x20s stiders. Been a long week at work. 

Pearl Izumi EM N1 Neon Yellow Miles: 11.00
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Slow milesFast milesTotal Distance
7.005.0012.00

Crisp 30º this morning, but there was little to no wind for a change and that was welcome. I was rushing this morning since were flying down to see dad today. No breakfast, no fuel, no water, but it was only 12 so shouldn't be a big deal 6x1 mile... 5x1 mile repeats. 2 Mile WU and the hot the repeats. The 1st 2 @ 6:50's then 7's , but once I hit the 4th repeat it was like someone put lead in my legs. the 5th repeat was just embarrassingly slow so I left it at that and did not pursue the 6th repeat just to dog it. I am not sure if I just did not have it or lack of any fuel or just the busy week I had. Oh well no worries, got my run in before it gets too crazy and will do some miles in FL.

Pearl Izumi N1V2 Flash Green Miles: 12.00
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Slow milesFast milesTotal Distance
8.100.008.10

AM- 6 easy in FL, sunny

Noon- 2 Miles beach running in water socks. Soft sand, tough resistance. 

Pearl Izumi EM N1 Neon Yellow Miles: 6.10
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Slow milesFast milesTotal Distance
4.700.004.70

4.7 Easy. FL running. 

Pearl Izumi EM N1 Neon Yellow Miles: 4.70
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Slow milesFast milesTotal Distance
8.000.008.00

Home! 8 tired but steady miles

Pearl Izumi N1V2 Flash Green Miles: 8.00
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Slow milesFast milesTotal Distance
9.001.3310.33

AM 4 to wake me up for work

PM 6 after work, nice day. a few fast miles. 

Pearl Izumi EM N1 Cool Red Miles: 4.00Pearl Izumi EM N1 Neon Yellow Miles: 6.33
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Slow milesFast milesTotal Distance
8.000.008.00

8 easy. Then lots of yard work. 

Pearl Izumi EM N1 Cool Red Miles: 8.00
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Slow milesFast milesTotal Distance
12.005.0017.00

AM- 64º --> 72º I didn't feel  much like running today, and that's why I did it. I got up well enough early this morning. Got my fuel belt ready walked out the door and a wasp stung me on the hand at 6 this morning. Thanks. Not sure what his problem was. Hit the bike bath, cloudy and rainy for the first 5 miles - this despite a 0% chance of rain. 

12 Mile WU and then 5 miles at MP or better (tougher than I expected after 12 WU). Those five were clear skies and sun beating down on me naturally. Sounds dramatic, but hey, you never know when someone might make a movie out of this training run. At mile 14 I found a pocket knife -tossed it my belt for my kid. She likes knives. at mile 16 I noticed some vultures eating some dead carcass. A bit gross but I ran on. It made me wonder if I was next. Were they circling? That made me think of Flatlander. What ever happened to that guy? He was so consistent at running then like so many on the blog just stopped posting last year. Hope hes well. Wrapped up at 17 as I had to get to work. 

Pearl Izumi N1V2 Flash Green Miles: 17.00
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Slow milesFast milesTotal Distance
8.000.008.00

8 Slow- Travel week for work. Going to be tough getting miles in, I will have to be disciplined. 

Pearl Izumi N1V2 Flash Green Miles: 8.00
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Slow milesFast milesTotal Distance
5.500.005.50

Hotel TM

Pearl Izumi EM N1 Cool Red Miles: 5.50
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Slow milesFast milesTotal Distance
14.250.0014.25

Carriage Hill Trails. About a half mile in the rains came. Heavy at times and made it quite muddy. Trail shoes were nice to have on. Some lightning and thunder around miles 2-4 but it passed quickly. 9 Toads, 1 frog, 1 bull frog, 1 turtle and 1 chimpmunk and 14.5 soft rolling trail hills. My work is complete. 

Saucony Kilkenny XC5 Miles: 14.25
Comments(3)
Slow milesFast milesTotal Distance
9.100.009.10

Great running temps at 51º Revcory miles in, a lot less muddy than yesterday. 

Pearl Izumi N1V2 Flash Green Miles: 9.10
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Slow milesFast milesTotal Distance
13.253.2516.50

More good running temps. 51º, but it was VERY windy. Started the day with our church marching in a parade for the Sugar Maple Festival. Then home to run. Did the classic. 10 Mile Warm Up followed by 6x3 Minute intervals with 2 minute active recoveries in between. These always kill my legs. .46 (6:32), .46 (6:32), .45 (6:39), .45 (6:42), .43 (6:58-some up hill) & .42 (7:05 - tired). Then some cool down miles then ended the last half pretty quick. .... Then off to my daughters big performance. The theater group she is in does it up big time. Singing in the Rain. They practice from August until now. She is 16 and the cast is over 30 people let alone stage hands, etc etc - but they put in college level quality programs. Next two are next Fri & Sat...  I am beat. 

Pearl Izumi EM N1 Neon Yellow Miles: 16.50
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Slow milesFast milesTotal Distance
3.000.003.00

Warm. 3 miles recovery.

Pearl Izumi EM N1 Cool Red Miles: 3.00
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Slow milesFast milesTotal Distance
10.250.0010.25

AM- 41º slow run, getting the kinks worked out.  8.25 slow. 

PM- 2 easy miles. 

Innov8 220 Miles: 2.00Pearl Izumi N1V2 Flash Green Miles: 8.25
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Slow milesFast milesTotal Distance
9.251.0010.25

AM- 51º and calm. Wonderful running temps and then seeing the sunrise. 8.25 w/ 11x30s striders with active recoveries. Down to cloud park and then some loops. Several seniors out walking together today. Work awaits. 

PM- 2 warm miles to stretch the legs. 

Innov8 220 Miles: 2.00Pearl Izumi EM N1 Cool Red Miles: 8.25
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Slow milesFast milesTotal Distance
7.205.0012.20

60º and sunny (sunrise start). 6x1 Mile Repeats 5x1 Mile repeats w/1/4 mile active recoveries. I need to do these away from hills next time. Rolling hills @ cloud park with some sharp inclines made this a decent workout. 3 Mile WU and then the repeats. Set out for 6, but the hills and effort wore me down that the 6th one would have been too poor an effort. Off to work, busy day. 

Pearl Izumi EM N1 Neon Yellow Miles: 12.20
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Slow milesFast milesTotal Distance
10.000.0010.00

AM- 68º  warm. 7.85 Miles slow, heavy legs. Meeting at work today. 

PM- 2.15 Easy after yard work. Warm.

Innov8 220 Miles: 2.15Pearl Izumi EM N1 Cool Red Miles: 7.85
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Slow milesFast milesTotal Distance
6.401.007.40

AM- A pleasantly crisp 46º, too bad the wind was strong, but the temps were perfect. 7.4 w/13x20s striders. My daughters last 2 perfomances are tonight and tomorrow. :) 

Pearl Izumi N1V2 Flash Green Miles: 7.40
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Slow milesFast milesTotal Distance
16.502.5019.00

I wanted to do 20 early Saturday, but woke up to flash floods and lightening storms from 4am-10am. No run. wedding at 11:30 then to Aly's last performance. Great day, just no run. Home about 9 pm so I moved my long run to Sunday between church services with no time to spare. Side effect was I had to do some heat training. Afternoon run, 81º and moderate humidity. Steady wind for some resistance too. All seemed to start fine and I did not push anything early. No need to crash and burn on a hot and sunny day. Ran 10 out and threw in a few half marathon pace miles. I did not bring fuel, but had plenty of water, chia fresca and emergen-c. Around mile 16 the heat just hit me all at once. Needed to stop multiple times for drinks and slowed down the pace down to high 9's. Miserable last 2 miles as I stopped at 19. Looks like I need more heat training. Glad to get the miles in, but I felt sick for about an hour and a half after. 

Pearl Izumi EM N1 Neon Yellow Miles: 19.00
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Slow milesFast milesTotal Distance
213.0034.66247.66
Pearl Izumi N1V2 Flash Green Miles: 91.08Pearl Izumi EM N1 Cool Red Miles: 45.85Pearl Izumi EM N1 Neon Yellow Miles: 88.33Saucony Kilkenny XC5 Miles: 14.25Innov8 220 Miles: 6.15
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