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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: 30.40 Month: 191.40 Year: 1538.02
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: 582.03
Pearl Izumi EM N1 Cool Red Lifetime Miles: 757.36
Pearl Izumi EM N1 Neon Yellow Lifetime Miles: 564.34
Saucony Kilkenny XC5 Lifetime Miles: 74.68
Kinvara 7 Neon Yelarnge Lifetime Miles: 66.10
Slow milesFast milesTotal Distance
180.4011.00191.40
Pearl Izumi EM N1 Neon Yellow Miles: 61.85Pearl Izumi N1V2 Flash Green Miles: 43.15Saucony Kilkenny XC5 Miles: 4.00Pearl Izumi EM N1 Cool Red Miles: 16.30Kinvara 7 Neon Yelarnge Miles: 66.10
Slow milesFast milesTotal Distance
8.500.008.50

Around 63º, easy 8+

Pearl Izumi EM N1 Neon Yellow Miles: 8.50
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Slow milesFast milesTotal Distance
8.000.008.00

Trails - hot

Pearl Izumi N1V2 Flash Green Miles: 4.00Saucony Kilkenny XC5 Miles: 4.00
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Slow milesFast milesTotal Distance
4.000.004.00

Work got the best of me :(

Pearl Izumi EM N1 Neon Yellow Miles: 4.00
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Slow milesFast milesTotal Distance
8.100.008.10

72 & humid

Pearl Izumi N1V2 Flash Green Miles: 8.10
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Slow milesFast milesTotal Distance
14.750.0014.75

Lacking motivation and gumption the good Lord gave me a morning of 56º to run in. That made me very happy. Should be a cool front coming through this week - no better time for me to get back into the swing of things. Someone out there tell me to stop making excuses! 

Pearl Izumi EM N1 Neon Yellow Miles: 14.75
Comments(1)
Slow milesFast milesTotal Distance
4.100.004.10

PM-  warm

Pearl Izumi EM N1 Cool Red Miles: 4.10
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Slow milesFast milesTotal Distance
7.750.007.75

AM- Cool rain

Pearl Izumi N1V2 Flash Green Miles: 7.75
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Slow milesFast milesTotal Distance
4.004.008.00

PM- 81º Hot. 4 MP miles in the middle. Took more effort than I like. 

Pearl Izumi EM N1 Neon Yellow Miles: 8.00
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Slow milesFast milesTotal Distance
11.050.0011.05

AM- 63º Nice, Easy run. As I ran through the neighboorhood I explored some new areas. Went by a house and saw something small and black move. I jumped as it startled me. It was a Roomba for the Lawn. Whisper quite battery powered lawn mower, with no operator. I want one. 

PM- 82º Hot and wet. Slow. 

Pearl Izumi N1V2 Flash Green Miles: 7.00Kinvara 7 Neon Yelarnge Miles: 4.05
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Slow milesFast milesTotal Distance
10.500.0010.50

AM- 64º but near 100% humdity. Uusally when it is 65 or below humdity does not get to me, but it was wet today. Had lead legs. And of all days too, I had to race a garbage truck. 

PM- 80º 4 more. Slow. 

Pearl Izumi EM N1 Cool Red Miles: 4.00Pearl Izumi EM N1 Neon Yellow Miles: 6.50
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Slow milesFast milesTotal Distance
16.250.0016.25

AM- 69º and Sunny/Humid. Just running some base miles on some decent rolling hills. Although at 2 points my competitve side takes over. at mile 3 I could see a guy way in the distance. It looked like he was doing the same pace and I dont think I sped up. I mean I wasnt feeling it, I just wanted to get miles. By 3.5 he was clearly closer. Passed at 4. It wasnt even a he, but a she. Then I realized I did speed up and promptly slowed back down. Same thing at mile 13. I am not sure why I even felt the need to pass someone, but did. 

Anway post run eggs I made were on point. 

Kinvara 7 Neon Yelarnge Miles: 16.25
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Slow milesFast milesTotal Distance
6.000.006.00

6 Early, before work travel

Pearl Izumi EM N1 Neon Yellow Miles: 6.00
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Slow milesFast milesTotal Distance
8.000.008.00

8 at the Sheraton  

Pearl Izumi N1V2 Flash Green Miles: 8.00
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Slow milesFast milesTotal Distance
8.203.0011.20

Still in Michigan. 7 Mile Warm Up - Then did intervals. 6x3 Min intervals with 2 min active recoveries. Paces all 6:48-6:53. The a short cool down. I go home tomorrow and really looking forward to it!

Kinvara 7 Neon Yelarnge Miles: 11.20
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Slow milesFast milesTotal Distance
7.000.007.00

PM- 77º and humid. Back home! 7 easy, sore legs. 

Pearl Izumi EM N1 Neon Yellow Miles: 7.00
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Slow milesFast milesTotal Distance
7.201.008.20

AM- 72º/98% and sticky. Quads are sore,  but again happy to be done with the work week. Have some yard work to get done, but should be a good weekend. Easy miles w/13x20s striders in to try an loosen the legs up.  My daughter did her theater tryouts today. Singing and her monologue. She did the bit from the Princess Bride and where is the poison. Nailed it. I was pretty proud. 

Pearl Izumi EM N1 Cool Red Miles: 8.20
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Slow milesFast milesTotal Distance
19.600.0019.60

AM- 70º/99% and just kinda gross. It is mornings like these that I am not sure how anyone could believe scientist who preach global warming, global cooling, or the Earth will be like ___ in 100 years. Hear me out... I went to bed last night around 10:30 and the forecast was 64 with rain from 6am-11am, possible thunderstorm. OK not to bad for an August long run. I wake up around 5:30. It is already 68 and climbing. Hmmm. I noticed it started to rain while I was making my coffee and it stopped 2 minutes later. I get ready to run and check the weather. 70, and rain is all cancelled. The silver lining is it would overcast until about 2pm and then mostly cloudy. No visor. 7 miles into my run and it is ALL SUNSHINE. It got partly cloudy around mile 16 but still... you can't get the weather right an hour ahead of time and you want to tell me the weather on the Earth will be 50 years from now? Hogwash. 

Anyway, took it nice and easy. Was going for something between 18-20 and I just did not want to sweat more for 20. 

Kinvara 7 Neon Yelarnge Miles: 19.60
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Slow milesFast milesTotal Distance
8.300.008.30

Another hot/wet day, but cooler weather in a few days! 72º/95% Easy run with soaked clothes. Eclipse was fun, had glasses for the fam. Neat to be a part of it. We had 90% coverage and just neat to see. 

Pearl Izumi N1V2 Flash Green Miles: 8.30
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Slow milesFast milesTotal Distance
7.100.007.10

AM- 75º Humidity down Rhett! Down to 82%. So it took a full mile before I was drenched in sweat lol Eh its all good. Sometimes I think I need someone to cut off my shirt when I am done. Good deal. Much cooler weather coming in tonight :) 

Pearl Izumi EM N1 Neon Yellow Miles: 7.10
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Slow milesFast milesTotal Distance
12.003.0015.00

AM- 60º Cooler mornings arrived just in time. Ran 'the classic' today. 10 mile warm up follow by 6x3 min intervals w/ 2 min active recoveries. It has been awhile since I ran these and I could feel it. Heading to a busy day at work and my legs are already letting me know they hate me. I am not sure the occasion, but instead of the normal one or two old people out walking their dogs, I must have seen 8-10. I thought about grabbing one, but they probably would have shown me up during the run. 

 

Kinvara 7 Neon Yelarnge Miles: 15.00
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Slow milesFast milesTotal Distance
180.4011.00191.40
Pearl Izumi EM N1 Neon Yellow Miles: 61.85Pearl Izumi N1V2 Flash Green Miles: 43.15Saucony Kilkenny XC5 Miles: 4.00Pearl Izumi EM N1 Cool Red Miles: 16.30Kinvara 7 Neon Yelarnge Miles: 66.10
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