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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

Glad to be home and in the states! In Mexico all week for work meetings/retreat. Left Puerto Vallarta about 12-15 hours before the hurricane hit. I am very thankful for that! 

The running in Mexico was awful. The beach was 1/2 mile max surrounded by rocks and running back and forth on the beach was not in my to do list. The resort was gated and running off resort was difficult at best. So that left the workout room. The 90 degree workout room. The humid workout room. So every mile I ran there... all 32... was a nightmare. 

Home running and despite the tired legs and lack of sleep was a welcome 65 degrees. What a difference. 20 Miles. 8:40 pace (minus warmup/cooldown). Feel good, just tired, but I think that is from the travel.

Newton Distance Miles: 20.00
From SlowJoe on Sat, Oct 24, 2015 at 17:55:33 from

Wow, your trip was definitely more productive than mine (and it looks like it was for "work" - bonus!). Right into a 20 after returning too!

Glad you missed the hurricane. Those things are not fun...

From flatlander on Mon, Oct 26, 2015 at 05:47:56 from

What a week. You laugh in the face of danger, and hot thermometers.

From I Just Run on Mon, Oct 26, 2015 at 07:55:18 from

Wow...nice 20 miles!I know the feeling, I don't like to try and run while traveling.

From Dan on Mon, Oct 26, 2015 at 18:04:18 from

Joe- It was tough. It was a meeting with about 100 people who know what kind of runner I once was an expected to see me running every day. An odd version of peer pressure worked.

Flat- Well sure when you say it like that it actually sounds impressive.

IJR- Thanks, and yes- traveling makes for tough miles. I would like it if it counted 2 for 1.

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