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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: 132.85 Year: 1196.53
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: 152.23
Kinvara 7 Neon Yelarnge Lifetime Miles: 681.50
Adidas Duramo Cool Blue Lifetime Miles: 542.05
Pearl Izumi N1V2 Flash Green #2 Lifetime Miles: 460.10
Nike VaporMax Red/Back Lifetime Miles: 116.13
Newton Mv2 Ghost White Lifetime Miles: 7.10
Slow milesFast milesTotal Distance
251.5720.94272.51
Mizuno Wave Rider 13 Miles: 48.50Brooks Launch - Nightlife Miles: 126.37Saucony Kinvara Miles: 97.64
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9.000.009.00

Start of another running month :) 

Weather was so so today.  I ran a little later than usual because I am off work today so me and my wife can celebrate our 20th anniversary :)

So I kicked off the day with a nice run and she is now getting up. Looking forward to a great day!

Mizuno Wave Rider 13 Miles: 9.00
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Looks like this week is creeping back up in temperature. This morning was humid and tough running. I kept my normal base pace and felt good overall, but it made me earn it that is for sure. 

Today was nice since I was able to try my first pair of Brooks Launch shoes. They have a new black color that look pretty cool. Of course, that all means nothing in a week at the pace we wear on these things. My Kinvara's have taken a beating too and do not get me started on my Wave Riders :) For the first day I will give my shoes a solid 'B'. No final judgment until I have run some more in them.

Off to work as the kids go 'back to school' shopping!

Brooks Launch - Nightlife Miles: 9.00
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9.000.009.00

Wow. I feel entirely drained! Today has to be one of the 3 most humid days of the year. More later.... 

Saucony Kinvara Miles: 9.00
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9.420.009.42

All I seem to start with is the weather, but I'm telling you the humidity is killing me!!!!!!!! Draining... but all is well now, and there looks to be relief on the horizon. 

It was funny, it was the 2nd day in a row that I was hoping to find someone outside watering their plants so I could ask to use the hose! I double back from my usual route to make sure I could get some liquid in me so that did help. 

 Did not push too hard today nor will I tomorrow since I hope to make the 15K on Saturday.

Brooks Launch - Nightlife Miles: 9.42
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As hoped for, a cooler morning and much  better to run. I felt good and maybe held a bit back so if I race tomorrow I will hopefully not be flat. It is not like it is important, but I feel a bit anxious wanting to do well. I feel like I need to verify my training is working... odd 

Mizuno Wave Rider 13 Miles: 9.00
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Race: Tadmor 10K (6.21 Miles) 00:43:11, Place in age division: 5
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7.006.2113.21

I decided to run the local 10K this morning. I did not really prepare specifically  for it - just thought I would add it in. I did okay I suppose. I could have set my PR for a 5K today gauging on how strong I felt, however I seemed to slow down a bit over the last 2 miles. Odd how my training is much further but of course I am not pushing that hard. 

Ran a recovery run in the evening to add some more miles to my day and felt pretty good. I know the blog is for me to help keep me honest in my training and that is great (and important, I know no one on this blog so no one is checking), but I kept thinking I should have done better in the race. It let's doubt creep in. Boston has become a real goal for me and I want to make sure I prepare right. Maybe it is time to add some speed work back in now that I feel fairly comfortable with my base miles. 

Saucony Kinvara Miles: 8.21Brooks Launch - Nightlife Miles: 5.00
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9.360.009.36

I do not usually run on Sunday, but I wanted some quiet time with God and thought another recovery run would be a good idea. I also will be traveling a little next weekend so if I have to miss a day I would like to have my weekly miles all in. 

 

Brooks Launch - Nightlife Miles: 9.36
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A pretty good morning with a slow start. My legs were kinda tight when I got started today but once I got about a half mile in I could feel the blood flowing and it was better. It has dropped into the high 60's for the morning and I swear its better than someone throwing money at me while I run :) 

Saucony Kinvara Miles: 9.00
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9.100.009.10

Humidity was back... blah... I wanted to do a little speed work so I did an easy tempo (i call it that at least) run today.

1- 9:13

2- 9:11

3- 8:11

4- 8:09

5- 7:27  <-- I want this to be my marathon pace

6- 7:23

7- 8:27

8- 8:35

9- 8:37

I felt pretty darn good all day afterwords. I guess I should clarify that I almost always feel good after running, but today it was nice to stretch the legs. I guess if I am suppose to listen to my body it is telling me to keep my base up and put 1 or 2 speed workouts a week. Of course tempo runs are a little fun and intervals.... well that is another story. I will save those :)



Brooks Launch - Nightlife Miles: 9.10
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Humid. That does not describe it. How about wet. No, no... hummm I do not have a good word, but within the 1st 10th of a mile I was sweating like crazy. Another 'Extreme Heat Advisory'. I would thank the weather channel for letting me know this. Today was bad though. In other news..

Today was the first day for the public schools in this area. They started back earlier this year due to building new schools for next year. I mention it because my usual very quiet morning run was not as quiet :/  It is not like anyone gets in my way, but I have to run by some of the kids waiting for the bus and the roads are just busier. I kinda like most people being asleep and running my the old couple drinking coffee or the few early birds watering plants (and me asking for a drink haha) 

 Overall 9 hot and slowish miles and happy to be in the a/c.

Mizuno Wave Rider 13 Miles: 9.00
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15.330.0015.33

Warm and humid, suppose to be worse tomorrow. It's August though so I guess I should expect it. Overall a good run today, thought about racing a school bus, but figured I would scare the kids :) 

I think I will go on a bike ride this evening. 

Saucony Kinvara Miles: 15.33
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Pretty good run this morning. Still very humid and the like, but was a little more tolerable. I getting ready to head out of town for a few days to see some old friends. One is getting married and I have not spent anytime with them since I became determined about my running. That being said I will still run and I am sure they will look at me like I am crazy :)

 You know... being a runner adds some bulk to my packing!

Brooks Launch - Nightlife Miles: 9.00
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I am up with some friends as planned and thought about taking the day off running mainly because I knew it would be a late night on Friday and I almost always take 1 day a week off. Well despite being up till 2am I got up early and just a ran a quick 6. Good run :) 

Saucony Kinvara Miles: 6.00
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Back home so things getting back to normal. Nice weather this morning for running :) Angel met me about half way on her bike and had some wonderful water! You have to love that! 

My friend Cassie is hounding me (in a good way) to run some 5K's... like 4 in the next 3 weeks... not gonna do them all,  but maybe 2. 

Brooks Launch - Nightlife Miles: 9.00
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5.004.009.00

I think I will start calling my Tuesday's - Temp Tuesday's. Okay, not very creative. That being said had a wonderful tempo run today. I laugh at myself because I never really know what my 'fast miles' are. Sometimes if I am not racing I think everything is 'slow'. I warmed up at my normal base pace for 15 minutes, sped up for the next 15, and the 20 after that was a little faster than my goal marathon pace... I slowed for a bit, but since I had energy to spare I ran the last mile+ around my 10K pace.

I read to much me thinks. There are so many books and articles that say do this or that. So far the advice on these blogs and website have helped more than anything before so I believe I will stick to that!

Saucony Kinvara Miles: 9.00
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What a long day... I ran extra early today since I needed to be at work early. It was a nice soild run though :) Had to terminate someone, that is never fun :/

After that was much training of others at work and then I was teaching our youth at church tonight. So all in all a productive day, but a bit tiring.  Off to read some more (Once a Runner) and then to bed!

Brooks Launch - Nightlife Miles: 9.00
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12.020.0012.02

Some days you have it and some days you don't... today I did not have it. I was tired waking up... used the dreaded snooze button. I felt like I had to drag myself out of bed, downstairs and finally out to the road. Today I had to gut out these miles...

I was so tired today that I thought an evening 3 miler would be good for me. It was :)

Mizuno Wave Rider 13 Miles: 9.00Brooks Launch - Nightlife Miles: 3.02
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Good fresh morning, run felt very good, I think those pm miles help. I am still debating on a race (5K) tomorrow or piling on a much longer run. I know I can run post race as well. I guess I will see how work goes.

PM: 4 Mile bike ride

Saucony Kinvara Miles: 9.00
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Started off nice and strong today and a light rain started about 4 miles in. I enjoyed running in the rain - it was on and off until about 10 miles and then it was a steady light rain until mile 16 and it stopped. I felt pretty good, but the steeper hills at mile 17 were a gut check. Good run today for me (8:31/mile - BQ goal is 7:38), although I am fatigued somewhat now. :) 

Brooks Launch - Nightlife Miles: 20.00
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Normally I take Sunday off running, but I felt like I needed to get the blood flowing in my legs after Saturday's 20 miles. So I took an afternoon recovery run between church services, it also helped clear my mind since I was speaking Sunday night at church. Warm but nice day :) 

Mizuno Wave Rider 13 Miles: 3.50
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Nice morning run today. It always feels good to get the legs moving on a Monday morning.... even when you do not feel like waking up :)

Saucony Kinvara Miles: 9.00
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Had a work meeting this am and had to take Angel to the dentist for an emergency extraction (infected and quite painful) so I took a little personal time from work and ran this afternoon. Did I mention how I really dislike running in the afternoon? It is hotter, and just feels worse. That being said today was the tempo run that was not! I am pretty sure it is all mental today. I started with a 2 mile warm up and thinking 'I do not think I can push it this afternoon' - of course no real good reason to think that, but mental like I said. After the 2 mile warm up I sped up the next 2 miles to about a 7:50ish pace and then the next 2 at a 7:15-20ish pace. Ahhh then my body decided it could not hold the pace for some reason. Again I think it was mental. I backed off the pace some and just ran the next 3 miles as a base run...

So after 9 miles 'Devil Dan' (Bon that is for you if you are reading today) said... 'you're not done are you? Letting your mind get the best of you...tisk tisk'... so I ran a little more and did some quick strides 6x200. After that I was ready to punch myself for the abuse of running those on tired legs. I know it was good for me to teach my body to run fast when tired, but I certainly was not thinking that during them!

Brooks Launch - Nightlife Miles: 10.32
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Nice and cool morning. Decent run after yesterday. Decided to race a 5K Saturday so I will run 'slower' the next few and see if I cannot set a new PR.

Saucony Kinvara Miles: 9.00
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Ahahahahahahha 55 degrees this morning!!! Yes very early but that was all the inspiration I needed. Best run of the week - I felt and feel great. If I did not have work this morning I would push out another 9. Ah well, it pays for a few things (like running shoes) :) 

Brooks Launch - Nightlife Miles: 9.00
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9.000.639.63

AM- 9 vEZ miles. Plan on that 5K in the AM tomorrow so I did not want to skip on aerobic base yet wanted a little rest so hopefully that translates into a good time for me. If not I will just keep working! 

 

PM- good day of work, did some fast but brief strides to loosen up :) 6x30sx6:15

Mizuno Wave Rider 13 Miles: 9.00Brooks Launch - Nightlife Miles: 0.63
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Race: Race for Recovery 5K (3.1 Miles) 00:20:07, Place overall: 10, Place in age division: 1
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7.103.1010.20

Good race this morning :) Nice weather and decent crowd. 3 of my friends/co-workers raced as well and that always makes for a better day. 

The race went well, I think I started a bit quick, but did not bonk so that was good. I dropped my pace slightly on that last mile and so I did not break 20, but set my PR so I was pretty happy with that! 

 Rode the bike with Aly for about 3 miles tonight, and that was enjoyable for tonight. Big day tomorrow as I have the entire service!

Saucony Kinvara Miles: 5.10Brooks Launch - Nightlife Miles: 5.10
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Nice Monday morning run. It was 90 yesterday and suppose to be so for this week.. blah. I run early so it is cooler, but still... it makes my desire to move to Alaska that much stronger. 

While other bloggers have interesting wildlife encounters I must say I enjoyed seeing my 11 squirrels, 4 bunnies, 2 groundhogs and countless neighborhood dogs today. When you run your same route many times you learn who has let their dog out early or who has a new dog :) 

 Anyway, good base run to start off the work week.

Saucony Kinvara Miles: 9.00
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Good morning, maybe a tad on the humid side, but good. More than the usual number of people out today, some new power walkers I saw - outside the usual people I might see in the neighborhood. 

Some good base miles with 6x30s@6:15ish after 5 miles.

Off to work... someone out there has to want to work for me today!

Brooks Launch - Nightlife Miles: 9.42
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Mizuno Wave Rider 13 Miles: 48.50Brooks Launch - Nightlife Miles: 126.37Saucony Kinvara Miles: 97.64
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