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Location:

Venice,FL,USA

Member Since:

Oct 31, 2012

Gender:

Male

Goal Type:

Other

Running Accomplishments:

5k:
21:01, (6:46 pace) 11-19-11.
20:08, (6:29 pace) 9-1-12 (Part of a Mini-Triathlon Relay).
19:17, (6:12 pace) 11-17-12.
19:19, (6:13 pace) 11-23-13.
19:30, (6:17 pace) 1-4-14.
20:34, (6:34 pace) 9-13-14
19:49, (6:23 pace) 10-25-14
19:32, (6:17 pace) 11-22-14
19:40, (6:19 pace) 12-19-14
19:49, (6:23 pace) 1-31-16

8k:
34:42, (6:57 pace) 3-17-12.
32:11, (6:28 pace) 3-16-13.
32:32, (6:33 pace) 3-15-14. 

34:00, (6:50 pace) 3-14-15.

33:09, (6:40 pace) 3-11-17.

32:56, (6:38 pace) 3-17-18.

10k:
44:18, (7:08 pace) 4-14-12.
41:22, (6:39 pace) 12-15-12.
42:11, (6:47 pace) 4-13-13.
41:06, (6:37 pace) 12-8-13.

42:03, (6:46 pace) 3-5-16

44:35, (7:11 pace) 8-26-17
12k:
53:53, (7:14 pace) 3-24-12.
49:20, (6:37 pace) 3-1-14
15k:
1:18:16, (8:24 pace) 2-26-11.

1:04:37. (6:56 pace) 2-20-16
11 marathons:
1.  4:12:08, (9:37 pace) 1-9-11. Disney.
2.  4:18:18, (9:51 pace) 10-30-11. MCM.
3.  3:42:26, (8:29 pace) 1-14-12. Charleston.
4.  3:13:15, (7:22 pace) 10-7-12. Steamtown.
5*.  3:12:26, (7:20 pace) 1-19-14. Louisiana.
6*.  3:14:06, (7:24 pace) 4-21-14. Boston.
7*.  3:19:38, (7:37 pace) 7-19-14. U. of Okoboji.
8*.  3:16:27, (7:30 pace) 2-22-15. Mercedes-Benz
9*. 3:30:38 (8:03 pace) 5-15-16 Sugarloaf

10. 3:24:21 (7:48 pace) 11-5-16 Savannah RNR

11. 3:27:37 (7:56 pace) 5-12-18 Brookings

12. 3:46:02 (8:48 pace) 10-7-18 Towpath

* = These 5 races were run at 67.9 seconds per pound. If I want a PR, I need to weigh less than 170 pounds.

Short-Term Running Goals:

2019 GOALS:

Bring running fast back.

Long-Term Running Goals:

Continue running as often as I can, as far as I can, as fast as I can. Teaching my kids (by example) the rewards that come from putting in the work. Very slowly get to 50 states.

Personal:

I'm married, with two sons, 12, and 13.

I started running because someone dared me to.

I ran my first race 3 days after my 40th birthday. (Disney)

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Miles:This week: 22.25 Month: 149.30 Year: 489.25
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7.750.007.75

7.75 miles. Hood route to legacy trail over the SWOM bridge and back. 7 am start. 60something degrees. First timed run since? But you've got to come to terms with where you are at some point. 1:04:02. 32:16 on the way out.

Then I drove 1.5 hours to boy #1`s last soccer game of the season. They tied 2 2. It was a really physical game. Lots of penalties, a few cards. Some overexuberant parents. Good times. This is rhe only game we have not won. The other team was for sure dirty, but they were well-coached too. Once they got the lead, they slowed the game down to a crawl. Substitutions, extended time retrieving out of bounds balls, goalie waiting to punt. It was briliant, if I wasnt on the other team!

This year, we have outscored our opponents 72-8. It's all tournaments after this until April-ish. it has been both a good and a bad year. Good, in that we won a lot of games. Bad, in that I think Tommy could have got a lot more out of this year in Player Development.

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5.5 miles. Hood route. 7 am start. Super fog. 70ish degrees. Then I went to church and sat on a TB12 vibrating pliability sphere, while eating a donut.

8:30 pm. 67 degrees. 4.5 slow miles at halftime.

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3.5 miles. Hood route. 63 deg. Foggy.

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4 up. 8x100M+ grass sprints, with 100M+ recoveries. 0.5 down. 5:45 am start. fogalicious. sprinting feels good again. 

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7.5 miles. Hood route to legacy trail and back. 6 am start.

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2 up. 8x100M+ grass sprints, with 100M+ recoveries. 2 down. 5:45 am start.

My brother and his wife were at a recording of The Price Is Right about two weeks ago. He's been sending me photographs of his TV, where I can see them for the last hour. 

Our lives are very different.

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7.75 miles. Hood route to legacy trail over the SWOM bridge and back. 5:45 am start. Light fog

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1 mile on the hotel treadmill in Winter Haven. I realize that I hate treadmills. Then one mile outside the hotel. Tommy had a soccer tournament in Winter Haven this weekend. 3 games, 2 on Saturday. One on Sunday. They won 4-1, 6-1, and 8-1.

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5.5 Mi on the Legacy trail from Venice Avenue to Laurel Road and back. It was like 80 degrees. But that's not the big news. The big news is that I saw wrong direction antisocial board shorts guy again! He was running South and I was running North. He had a lady friend with him who was riding a beach cruiser bicycle. I thought for a second about not saying anything. But then I realized I just had to. So I said hi, again. And he ignored me. Again. And I laughed for a little while after that. Now there is no way that it was headphones that was keeping him from saying hi to me. Clearly this is personal!

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7.750.007.75

7.75 miles. Hood route to legacy trail over the SWOM (Stupid Waste Of Money) bridge and back

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3.500.003.50

2 up. 8 x 100m+ grass sprints with 100m+ recoveries. 0.5 down. I wanted more this morning, but I overslept. I'm glad I got the speed in, instead of defaulting to an easy run.

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7.5 miles. Hood Route to Legacy Trail and back. In the rain. Not a mist, not a drizzle, not a downpour, no lightning, no thunder, just constant easy rain. Not that bad, really. 

I took the boys to watch the Venice High girls soccer game last night (Tommy's whole soccer team went.). A win would have put them in the state championship tournament, but they lost to St. Pete, in the 7th round of a shootout. What a crazy game. I mean, even without my home team bias, it was just a great soccer game to watch. A couple of things:

1. First time I have ever seen someone get a blue card. Venice played short handed for the last 12 minutes of regulation and all 20 minutes of overtime. 

2. At the end of every game decided by a shootout I have ever seen, every fan, every coach, and every player I have ever heard says "It's a shame it had to end like this." If we ALL feel that way, why does it have to end like this? You would think something could be done. I mean, I'm the first guy to complain about stuff without offering solutions. But this seems ENTIRELY FIXABLE.

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4 up. 8 x 100m+ grass sprints with 100m+ recoveries. 0.5 down. Like, perfect weather this morning. The kids have no soccer or basketball games this weekend. 

I might have to fix something around the house. 

 

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10.7 miles. Hood route to legacy trail over the SWOM bridge, then down legacy trail to colinia, and the same route back.

Started at 7. I don't know why I started so late, or why i looked down when I did, About a quarter mile into the run, I looked down to see a roofing nail with the point up in the middle of the sidewalk. I picked it up, and was adequately freaked out about what might have happened for the rest of the run. Next time I run in the dark, I am going to be on full ground scan mode.

After running, I pressure washed the front of my house. Then I pressure washed my dad's driveway. Then I played an hour and a half of soccer with boy #1. Then I took boy #2 to the Venice courts, and we played basketball for 40 minutes. Then he got into two 4on4 pick up games. It was perfect. I got to practice with him but I didn't have to play a game. Then I went home and took a shower. I almost fell asleep in the shower.

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7.75 miles. Hood route to legacy trail over the SWOM bridge and back. 7 am start. No nails. Very hot.

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3.5 miles. Hood Route. 6 am start. 

Sometimes life gets in the way of running. 

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13.400.0013.40

13.4 miles. Hood route to Legacy Trail over SWOM Bridge to Venice Avenue and back the same way. Longer than I wanted to run this morning. But I changed my plans halfway. Foggy when I started. 78 degrees.

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3.5 miles. Hood route. 8 am. 80+ deg and humid. Hello, summer.

Which makes this feel more ironic - It's less than 3 weeks until I have these kids in Utah snow.

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2 up. 8 x 100m+ grass sprints with 100m+ recoveries. 2 down. 6 am start. 

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6.000.006.00

6 on the trails. 7 am start. beautiful morning. 

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7.75 miles. Hood Route to Legacy Trail over SWOM bridge and back. 6 am start. 

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