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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

2 Miles, I figure if I have to watch my speed and slowly add miles I may as well do hills and the toughest short trail around me. 

Mizuno Wave Ronin 2 Miles: 2.00
From SlowJoe on Sat, May 12, 2012 at 14:54:26 from

Nice to see you and the doc get down to the root of the problem. I am terrible about stretching lately, I never do it anymore... Way to maximize that 2 miles!

From allie on Sat, May 12, 2012 at 17:32:43 from

nice job. interesting to read about your visit to the doc -- i have been plagued with tight hamstrings my whole life (i think maybe i was born without them?) i definitely have to take extra care to keep them loose and healthy or my lower legs start going haywire as a result. i hope this is the fix you need. good luck.

also, i like your new pic! it's been awhile since i made my rounds on the blog -- surprises everywhere!

From Dan on Sun, May 13, 2012 at 17:13:06 from

Joe- I was very bad at not stretching. I would work out my other areas, but it seems that not stretching was a bad idea for me.... you are still a young pup, when you hit near 40, start :)

Allie- Thanks for the like :) Hey you said you take extra care, I am doing like 6 different stretches or workouts for the hamstring area. Do you have anything you love?- I am always up for integrating something that works

From allie on Sun, May 13, 2012 at 21:16:58 from

1. the stick

2. lie down in front of a wall and put your legs up on the wall with your back and head on the ground (you will be shaped like an 'L'). scoot as close to the wall as you can. slowly lift your head and neck off the ground until you feel the hamstring stretch -- it's very strong! don't go too fast and don't hold the stretch for too long (i usually do 5 to 10 sets of 8 seconds each).

3. hamstring curls on a weight machine -- go with a very light weight and lift one leg at a time, very slowly, three sets of 10, continuous, alternating left and right legs.

this is what has been working for me -- and just general care like stretching, icing, rubbing out knots (with a tennis ball) and just doing everything i can to stay as loose as possible (like taking short walking breaks at work).

From Dan on Mon, May 14, 2012 at 17:10:55 from

Thanks Allie! I will add most of those :)

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