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Member Since:

Jun 03, 2010



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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
Mizuno Wave Rider 13 Miles: 18.00Brooks Launch - Nightlife Miles: 23.42Saucony Kinvara Miles: 17.21
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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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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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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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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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Mizuno Wave Rider 13 Miles: 18.00Brooks Launch - Nightlife Miles: 23.42Saucony Kinvara Miles: 17.21
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