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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

I was not sure how I wanted to approach today. 2 weeks till marathon so I wanted a strong workout- yet I did not want to kill myself and I have been promising my legs some rest. So early on in the week I figured I'd run all 16 at MP, but  since we have 4+ days of a heat wave of 100 or near 100 temps (that I am sure will pass soon) and I am tired I thought a solid 10 mile tempo at sub MP would be good. 

73/100% (I thought those days were gone)... I should have gotten up 2 hours earlier, sun was warm,oh well. 16 Miles, 10 tempo were 7:22 (hills, inclines), 7:14, 7:19, 7:23, 7:26, 7:21, 7:24, 7:27 (rolling hills), 7:26, 7:35 (steep hills). Avg 7:23. Ok I suppose. 

Getting packed up and ready to travel!  

Mizuno Wave Ronin 2 Miles: 16.00
From BTownRunner on Sat, Sep 03, 2011 at 11:50:49 from

Nice run! Hey, maybe running in the heat today will get you ready for Florida! Only 2 weeks!

From derhammer on Sat, Sep 03, 2011 at 11:52:31 from

Good job, Dan. Your logic seems sound, as Spock would say! :-)

From SlowJoe on Sat, Sep 03, 2011 at 12:23:20 from

Hey, it's Bizarro world - we have a cold front coming in soon and you're getting the heat wave.

Great finish to the week, 10 at MP is a difficult run even in nice temperatures so you're in great shape.

From I Just Run on Sat, Sep 03, 2011 at 14:25:50 from

Go man go ... That's all I have to say. Can't wait to hear how you do in two weeks!

From DaleG on Sun, Sep 04, 2011 at 18:04:23 from

Nice run. I forgot, what marathon are you training for?

From flatlander on Sun, Sep 04, 2011 at 19:11:13 from

Yeah, what marathon? Good run no matter the race, though. Sorry about the heat, but you know it won't last long this late in the year.

From Dan on Sun, Sep 04, 2011 at 20:04:20 from

Technology... I am blogging from my laptop while sitting in the passenger seat with my phone being the mobile hot spot. Cass- I am hoping it's hot in fla so it's even cooler feeling when I get back! David- I didn't know you were a Spock fan :) Well even if you are not, I am, so run long, and prosper. Joe- It has been a Bizarro world! IJR- thanks for the vote of confidence. Dale & Flat- Wright Patt Air Force Marathon here in Ohio. It's like 10 minutes from home :) Yes, the heat here won't last long... yet I am on my way to FL - Catch up with you all soon!

From Hamdog Alum on Tue, Sep 06, 2011 at 23:40:52 from

Smart workout Dan. Hope you're going to Floriday to have fun!

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