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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
151.5196.05247.56
Pearl Izumi N1V2 Flash Green Miles: 79.28Under Armor Speedform Miles: 19.00Saucony Kinvara 6 - Wicked Orange Miles: 74.65Innov8 220 Miles: 45.80Saucony Kinvara 5 Miles: 23.33Newton Distance Miles: 0.50
Slow milesFast milesTotal Distance
12.333.0015.33

AM- 66º/88% sunny. Classic 10 mile w/u follow by intervals. 6x3Min @ 6:30-6:56 pace w/ 2 Min active recoveries. These took everything out of me today and had to stay mentally strong to get that 6th interval done. Happy it is in the books. Off to work. What's this mythical lottery that people play (that is my way of saying it would be nice to just run and not have to work as much). 

Pearl Izumi N1V2 Flash Green Miles: 15.33
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Slow milesFast milesTotal Distance
2.0011.4013.40

AM- 66/100% Recovery run w/ lead legs. 

PM- 80/90% Rain an hour before steamed everyting up. More recovery, but the last few were on the fast side. Ran a park with many soccer games so  I did 4 loops for 5 miles. I am a friendly runner, but wow parents and kids alike just park themselves on the bike path instead of all the bleachers and grass area. I don't mind weaving, but there are always a few that look at me like "how dare a I use the bike path"

Under Armor Speedform Miles: 5.00Saucony Kinvara 6 - Wicked Orange Miles: 8.40
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Slow milesFast milesTotal Distance
9.001.1010.10

AM- 69/90% - 10 miles around the neighborhood. Easy run with 13x20s Striders. Got an Arnold Palmer at the gas station at the end because I had a $1 and change in my running belt. Score! 

Innov8 220 Miles: 10.10
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Slow milesFast milesTotal Distance
18.003.2521.25

Instead of starting early I waited until about 9 this Saturday. I knew that would mean warmer temps, but I figured I could use some more heat training. 75º/73%/Sunny for the majority of it. Just a steady run, last 3+ miles at MP with the best at 7:28. The sun was draining today, I must be soft. 

Pearl Izumi N1V2 Flash Green Miles: 21.25
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Slow milesFast milesTotal Distance
11.501.0012.50

AM 66º/90% Windy. 7.5 Easy'

PM- 85º Windy and warm. 5 Steady. Fam has birthday meal all ready as plan a relaxing evening. 

Under Armor Speedform Miles: 5.00Saucony Kinvara 6 - Wicked Orange Miles: 7.50
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Slow milesFast milesTotal Distance
3.0010.1013.10

AM 63º/73% felt fantasticly cool.  Probably a new word I made up. 8.1 miles.  11x30s Striders. 

PM 70º windy! 5 Miles. Lots of soccer and baseball games going on. Car almost ran me over, but such is the life of a runner. 

Saucony Kinvara 5 Miles: 5.00Innov8 220 Miles: 8.10
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Slow milesFast milesTotal Distance
6.005.0011.00

AM- 55º oh yes... High School track was open so ran a mile w/u there. I was there a few hours before the track and football teams would be using it so that was nice. 10x800M with 400m active recoveries. 3:16, 3:18, 3:21, 3:21, 3:20, 3:17, 3:22, 3:18, 3:20, 3:11 -Was trying the Yasso's even though they have never been accurate for me. Last time I did them before a marathon they predicted I would run a 3:35 and I ran a 3:14. This one was a little better. 

Saucony Kinvara 6 - Wicked Orange Miles: 11.00
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Slow milesFast milesTotal Distance
11.601.0012.60

AM- 49º Is there a better running temp? Felt so good. 7.6 Easy. Cut short because I had to poop. 

PM- 80º Humid. 5 Steady, last few faster. 

Under Armor Speedform Miles: 5.00Innov8 220 Miles: 7.60
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Slow milesFast milesTotal Distance
11.001.0012.00

AM- 65º/85% Easy 8 miles. 10x20s Striders. 

PM- 74º/88% 4 More, legs needed to loosen up. A bit faster. 

Saucony Kinvara 5 Miles: 4.00Saucony Kinvara 6 - Wicked Orange Miles: 8.00
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Slow milesFast milesTotal Distance
5.0015.0020.00

70º/100% at start, 83 at the end. The old sun ball beat down on me for 20 straight miles. This one was tough on the old body and I was light headed at the end. 15 miles in the middle @ 7:39 ap. Good day for the baby bunnies and turtles on the trail, not so much for the dead snake and some runners I saw baking in the sun. Lots of props for them getting out, but I could tell there was a struggle, and I looked at way around mile 19 myself. 

Pearl Izumi N1V2 Flash Green Miles: 15.00
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Slow milesFast milesTotal Distance
11.000.0011.00

AM- 55º nice and cool. Huge change from Saturday. 7 Easy. 

PM- 81º 4 Easy in the heat. 12 Days to launch. 

Saucony Kinvara 5 Miles: 4.00Saucony Kinvara 6 - Wicked Orange Miles: 7.00
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Slow milesFast milesTotal Distance
7.000.007.00

65- 7 easy. Some fartleks after 4 miles to speed up the run. 

Innov8 220 Miles: 7.00
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Slow milesFast milesTotal Distance
2.0010.0012.00

70/85%- 12 Miles. The old 10 day before MP run. I just made that up, but it sounded good. Ran the bike path to Triangle Park. A bit humid, then a steady rain for miles 3-8. Then the steam was everywhere and made the last 4 pretty sticky. Saw 4 deer. One ran about an 1/8 mile ahead of me for almost a 1/2 mile. Thought she might be rubbing it in or pacing me. 2 Mile W/U, 10 at MP+ (mile 12 6:59 just because) 7:33/ap

Saucony Kinvara 6 - Wicked Orange Miles: 12.00
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Slow milesFast milesTotal Distance
7.000.007.00

70º/98% a  bit wet. 7 easy, but my legs actually were active and not tired. 

Innov8 220 Miles: 7.00
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Slow milesFast milesTotal Distance
7.331.008.33

AM- 69º 85% Sunny. Odd that it was lower than yesterday, but felt more wet. Might have been the sun ball. 8+ easy w/13x20s Striders @3k pace or better. 8 days left. 

Saucony Kinvara 5 Miles: 8.33
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Slow milesFast milesTotal Distance
11.254.0015.25

AM 70-81/70% Sunny. Just a  steady run with the last 4 faster. Trying to keep sharp and relax at the same time. Race is 1 week away. 

Saucony Kinvara 6 - Wicked Orange Miles: 15.25
Comments(1)
Slow milesFast milesTotal Distance
6.000.006.00

71/95% 6 Easy. Taper mode engaged. 

Innov8 220 Miles: 6.00
Comments(2)
Slow milesFast milesTotal Distance
2.503.005.50

AM- on the road by PA. 71º/99% - 5.5 - 3 @ MP+ .... taper....................................................

Saucony Kinvara 6 - Wicked Orange Miles: 5.50
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Slow milesFast milesTotal Distance
4.000.004.00

74º/80% 4 by the river. Did I mention taper? I still feel tired though. Taking tomorrow off. 

Under Armor Speedform Miles: 4.00
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Slow milesFast milesTotal Distance
0.500.000.50

Striders in the hotel parking lot

Newton Distance Miles: 0.50
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Race: Charlevoix Marathon (26.2 Miles) 03:34:07, Place overall: 71, Place in age division: 5
Slow milesFast milesTotal Distance
1.5026.2027.70

Drove into Charlevoix Friday evening – it’s about 7 ½ hour drive, more with stops obviously. It is a very nice little town. Shops and people were very kind. The town is honestly too small for the crowd as there is only 1 bridge to cross the water between Lake Charlevoix and Lake Michigan and it is a drawbridge. Oh and it goes up every 30 minutes. That being said they do a nice job putting on the event.

Morning weather was 57 and 82%, good for June. Of course it was sunny (and despite what they say 70% of the time you are in direct sunlight) the entire course and temps rose fast. I have found out that I just don’t race well like that. While I did not feel bad like Carmel and I did not crash nearly as hard, I still crashed and the results were about the same.

All that being said I had a good time and the course is quite pretty when you are running by the lake. I need some days off, maybe the whole week. Then I will just have to train harder and hotter. 

Pearl Izumi N1V2 Flash Green Miles: 27.70
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Slow milesFast milesTotal Distance
2.000.002.00

Ugh

Saucony Kinvara 5 Miles: 2.00
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Slow milesFast milesTotal Distance
151.5196.05247.56
Pearl Izumi N1V2 Flash Green Miles: 79.28Under Armor Speedform Miles: 19.00Saucony Kinvara 6 - Wicked Orange Miles: 74.65Innov8 220 Miles: 45.80Saucony Kinvara 5 Miles: 23.33Newton Distance Miles: 0.50
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