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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: 28.75 Month: 178.68 Year: 576.53
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: 185.08
Kinvara 7 Neon Yelarnge Lifetime Miles: 810.51
Adidas Duramo Cool Blue Lifetime Miles: 734.38
Pearl Izumi N1V2 Flash Green #2 Lifetime Miles: 701.48
Nike VaporMax Red/Back Lifetime Miles: 289.03
Newton Mv2 Ghost White Lifetime Miles: 363.65
Saucony Ride Blue Lifetime Miles: 210.75
Slow milesFast milesTotal Distance

AM- 66º 100% humidity. 8 Hours of 100% humid and no rain is heavy air. Don't get me wrong - you guys in FL, GA & TX have it worse I am sure - but it's heavy.

 6x1 5x1 Mile repeats. Very tired/sore legs this morning, maybe I went to fast on the trails last night or its just the trials of miles.... miles of trials... I dunno. First 3 miles on rolling hills were hitting pace (6:55, 6:54, 6:56) despite not being flat so that was a mental boost. Mile 4 was 85% uphill and gut check, it was all I could do to hold a MP mile. Mile 5 was trashed legs after that hill. I got under MP and just over 1/2 MP but thats it so I scrapped repeat 6. Overall satisfied with the run and back to work. 

Kinvara 7 Neon Yelarnge Miles: 12.00
From I Just Run on Wed, Oct 11, 2017 at 11:22:31 from

That looks pretty good to me. Man, you've made some great progress!!!

From Rhett on Wed, Oct 11, 2017 at 13:51:07 from

I love "Once a Runner." I tend to read it before big races. I love that quote from it and think that the "trials of miles" is probably causing some tiredness, but if you get through it, you are going to be that much stronger of a runner. Great job on the mile repeats with tired legs.

From Dan on Thu, Oct 12, 2017 at 19:34:00 from

IJR- Thanks, I hope to make a lot more here soon.

Rhett- LOVE the book and the quotes. I hope you are correct, that is the plan!

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