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May 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
248.350.00248.35
Nike LunarFly Miles: 70.95Mizuno Wave Precision 10 Miles: 62.25Brooks Launch - Nightlife Miles: 12.65Saucony Kinvara Miles: 4.00Mizuno Wave Ronin 2 Miles: 27.25Brooks Launch #2 Miles: 71.25
Slow milesFast milesTotal Distance
5.000.005.00

internet was down for the weekend... so back in action. Crazy busy weekend, but have some things to look forward too :) Legs felt decent, short run in the rain. 7:20/mile 

Nike LunarFly Miles: 5.00
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8.000.008.00

Nice day for a run - 57 and felt good. Forget the watch and the time- just felt good to run for the love of running. 

Mizuno Wave Precision 10 Miles: 8.00
Comments(1)
Slow milesFast milesTotal Distance
6.650.006.65

Wanted more- time prevented that.... hope to get some two for one's in the next few days... 8:16

Brooks Launch - Nightlife Miles: 6.65
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12.000.0012.00

Cool crisp 35 AM (8) run

PM 4 easy  

Saucony Kinvara Miles: 4.00Nike LunarFly Miles: 8.00
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12.000.0012.00

Better run today. Been such a busy week, looking forward to a break. 8 AM, 4 PM. 

Mizuno Wave Ronin 2 Miles: 4.00Mizuno Wave Precision 10 Miles: 8.00
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Slow milesFast milesTotal Distance
16.000.0016.00

Relaxed run today, just debating some options in my head. 61 during the run.... a bit warm but I really cannot complain at all. Going to check out how everyone did today. 

Brooks Launch #2 Miles: 16.00
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8.000.008.00

Warm day, good crisp run. Swallowed the first bug of the season and ran by the first bee hive of the year. They were pretty aggressive... I will have to take a wide turn in the days to come. 

Nike LunarFly Miles: 8.00
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8.000.008.00

Mizuno Wave Precision 10 Miles: 8.00
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12.000.0012.00

Good run. A little warm for the AM 8, but a nice cool breeze. I remember to run wide of the bees nest today :) 

PM quick 4, 86 degrees, too hot for me... so I ran it faster to get back in! Maybe not the smartest thing.  

Brooks Launch #2 Miles: 8.00Mizuno Wave Ronin 2 Miles: 4.00
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Slow milesFast milesTotal Distance
8.000.008.00

late day, decent run 

Nike LunarFly Miles: 8.00
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8.000.008.00

Running.. different today. Started out, legs tired- left foot hurt a little. Pain left by mile 2 as I drifted into thought. Saw a crow eating a dead rabbit, that put me back, at least enough to avoid the bees. Overall warm for me but run turned out decent. 

Mizuno Wave Precision 10 Miles: 8.00
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Slow milesFast milesTotal Distance
19.250.0019.25

A little later start for my longer run today since the oldest works and helps out at a horse camp.  A little light rain on and off throughout the run. After warming up to some Cardio X my legs felt good to hold a better pace today, nothing blazing but a good steady run. That was until about 15 miles in, when I got the great idea to take a detour on my route and run the nearby hills on tired legs. Yes, THOSE HILLS (one person here knows what I am talking about, they are quite challenging), so mile 15+-19+ were hill running and although it really pulled down my overall time, it was worth it to me and hope it strengthens my late race endurance. I really would like to know my splits, but still Garmin-less so I have my overall pace at 8:16/mile - however I know the first 15 were well below 8 after throwing a few projections on what I ran those hills at. Yard work to come! 

Mizuno Wave Ronin 2 Miles: 19.25
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Slow milesFast milesTotal Distance
4.250.004.25

Okay so I over did the ground cultivating on Saturday.... my back is killing me. I could not run this morning even though I tried. Evening was not much better, but it loosened up a tad. I hope I can get some miles in tomorrow. AM .75 PM 3.5

Mizuno Wave Precision 10 Miles: 4.25
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Slow milesFast milesTotal Distance
4.000.004.00

Could not run this am, back was too sore, after work was able to loosen up just enough to get 4 in. Hope tomorrow is better.

Brooks Launch #2 Miles: 4.00
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Slow milesFast milesTotal Distance
9.000.009.00

AM- got up and I thought after a quarter mile I was going to have to pack it in due to the back bothering me again, but it did loosen up a tad to let me get 3 miles in. PM- better. not good, but better, allowed me to run 6. Tomorrow I have an all day event with teens at Kings Island (Amusement park- roller coasters baby!) so I hope the back is even better. I will try a morning run before we leave to loosen it up. 

Nike LunarFly Miles: 9.00
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Slow milesFast milesTotal Distance
4.000.004.00

Back is sore, but each morning a tad more forgiving. Today it allowed a nice easy 4- I probably could have pushed a little further, but I want it better and with the rest of today walking around and riding coasters (I am so not missing that...back or no back) I think it was the right amount of running. 

Mizuno Wave Precision 10 Miles: 4.00
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11.000.0011.00

What a fun day at Kings Island. The youth loved it and I am a junkie when it comes to thrill rides. My back made it just fine and is a little better today. I hope it is 100% in a few days. 

AM- 6 miles, there are so many ducks around the area it is crazy... all the rain we had makes me wonder if they have set up nests around here. PM- 5 miles, a little warm for me, but good after the monster day of work and I still have things that need finished.  

Nike LunarFly Miles: 6.00Mizuno Wave Precision 10 Miles: 5.00
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Slow milesFast milesTotal Distance
15.000.0015.00

AM 12 miles. I got started later than normal, which meant 80 and just plain ol hot for me. I was sapped very early in my run, but that was okay since my week was spent trying to the back feeling well enough to run and, well, put shoes and socks on with out hurting :) 

PM 3 miles. I found the legs I lost this morning. Just wanted to stretch some more.  

Brooks Launch #2 Miles: 15.00
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4.000.004.00

Heading out of town to PA for some work early tomorrow so I thought I would start me day off with some light miles since last week was a bummer for running. Nice and early and a fair 65 to run :) 

Nike LunarFly Miles: 4.00
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6.000.006.00

Brooks Launch #2 Miles: 6.00
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11.000.0011.00

In PA, catching up with the hotel wifi. So Monday morning, my 4:30am run before I hit the road got snuffed out. I got up and boom... hail.... boom lightning... ummm ok so I hit the shower and the road and managed to get 6 tm miles in last night. Today up early and did 5am miles on the tm with some sub 6 striders. Good day of audits, then to Youngstown. Ran outside here with no tm available, 6 base this evening. 

Brooks Launch #2 Miles: 5.00Mizuno Wave Precision 10 Miles: 6.00
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Slow milesFast milesTotal Distance
6.250.006.25

Work up a little late (5am) and had a decent drive this morning, so I went out for a quick mile. I caught a little time before dinner for a short 5. Legs just did not feel right today, not really sure why. 

Brooks Launch #2 Miles: 1.25Mizuno Wave Precision 10 Miles: 5.00
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Slow milesFast milesTotal Distance
12.950.0012.95

Driving yesterday, no running- with work I needed a day off anyway. Today, 60's, misty rain in the am- felt good. AM 6.65  miles. PM- 6.3 miles, a bit brisker pace, sometimes ya just gotta move faster :) 

Nike LunarFly Miles: 12.95
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Slow milesFast milesTotal Distance
16.000.0016.00

Felt decent today, probably because I was able to get out early in the nice 58 degree morning air. One can get used to that. I still have that lingering back issue, but hope it continues to get better as it makes it a literal pain just getting shoes and socks on. Nice relaxed 16, avg 8:15 pace.

The oldest has some friends coming over so we can have some fun with animated movies... today is Megamind. We are strange, but we love laughing at those things. 

Brooks Launch #2 Miles: 16.00
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11.000.0011.00

Hope everyone is enjoying their holiday. I certainly enjoyed the day off work, did some fun cooking and had Chipotle to boot. AM 6 miles, nice at 68 degrees, LOTS of walkers out this early morning. PM 5 brisk miles, had a bike pacer - 88 degrees....at least the humidity was not horrid. Sleeping in the tent with my 10 year old tonight, she is so excited about it. I have tomorrow off too so we will have fun with it. 

Nike LunarFly Miles: 5.00Mizuno Wave Precision 10 Miles: 6.00
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11.000.0011.00

I am happy to say I survived the camping out with Aly. She's a ton of fun, as many kids are- reading out loud and snacks in the tent have a new meaning because they are 'outside'. Amazing how little noises outside bring out the imagination. It was warm for me, but I slept well and work early for my AM run. 72 and 100% humidity... ouch... 6 miles. PM 88, less humid but felt like mid 90's. Wet wet wet.... 

Brooks Launch - Nightlife Miles: 6.00Nike LunarFly Miles: 5.00
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Slow milesFast milesTotal Distance
248.350.00248.35
Nike LunarFly Miles: 70.95Mizuno Wave Precision 10 Miles: 62.25Brooks Launch - Nightlife Miles: 12.65Saucony Kinvara Miles: 4.00Mizuno Wave Ronin 2 Miles: 27.25Brooks Launch #2 Miles: 71.25
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