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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)

Favorite Blogs:

Miles:This week: 22.25 Month: 149.30 Year: 489.25
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3.5 miles. hood route. 6:30 am start. 

I can't wait until after Easter, when all of the snowbirds leave. I am so tired of instructing these folks that they have the right of way. Look, it's dark, you have tinted windows, I can't see you, and I get that you want to show me that you see me, but this process works a lot better, if everybody just obeys the rules of the road. When you stop in the middle of a 45 mph road to give me room to cross a very small diveway, you are putting yourself in real danger. I don't run with any distractions. I am looking for you. You have the right of way. Just go. You can brag to your friends about what a safe driver you are some other day.  

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7.5 miles. Hood route. No SWOM today. The weather has been great. 6 am start. 

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

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7.5 miles. Hood route. 5:45 am start. 67 degrees.

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3.5 miles. hood route. 6 am start. 70 degrees. 

Then the health testing people came into the office (this is for reduced insurance costs). I had to fast before going to work today. But dang! I must have become shorter over last year. One of the most important metrics they use is BMI. I have to get below 170 pounds to not be considered "overweight"?  Right now, I'm 10 pounds shy of "obese", apparently.

I don't think I'm going to see 170 anytime soon. I'll still get the reduced insurance plan, for sure. I have other means to get the points I need.

I work in a building with 80 people. If I'm overweight, then so are 75 of my co-workers. 

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10.7 miles. Hood route to Legacy Trail, over SWOM and back to Colonia, and back. 7 am start. Hot Humid. 

Because I am still ticked off about people using pseudo-science and numbers to indirectly call me a "fatty" yesterday, I decided to see if I could still get under a 7 minute mile if I wanted to, on the way out. I got a 6:42. There was some effort there. On the way back, I did it again. 6:47. Much more relaxed. Like, I thought it was going to be @ 7:30ish. All of this does nothing to change my BMI. And these aren’t times that will go in record books. But it does reinforce my opinion that my health is defined by more than BMI.

Also, we went to the Venice High School vs. North Port baseball game last night at the new Braves Spring Training Facility in North Port. What a great venue for high schoolers. I ate some popcorn.  I think the excess salt made me feel like I had a size 11 tongue on this run!

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3.5 miles. hood route. 7 am start. Then 2 around the block miles with Johnny. He is somewhat serious about doing decent at the gator wilderness 5k.

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5.5 miles. Hood route. 5:45 am start. In the rain. Then 2 around the block miles, including 2 quarter mile pickups. 1:27, 1:32. The run was short - stridey, so I threw in some speed. Rain was steady at the end of it all.

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5.5 miles. Hood Route. Then 1.2 around the block miles with Johnny. 5:45 am start. 

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3.5 Miles. Hood route. 5:45 am start.

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Hood. 6 am.

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7 miles. In Winter Haven. FL. 11 am start. Hot. Tommy's soccer team is in the state championship tournament tbis weekend. They won this morning 5 to 1. Tomorrow is the final. If they win there, apparently we go to Baton Rouge for regionals. Anyhow, after the game this morning, i got to run around a lake in Winter Haven near Legoland. It was a decent run, considering the busy morning and all.

Good luck to all the FRB-ers going to Boston!

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3.5 miles. Hood route. 7 pm start. Tommy's soccer team lost the state championship final this morning 2-0. Then we drive home and unpacked and cleaned. We have 1 more tournament in 2 weeks. Then that's the end of the season. It has been a really long season. Everyone is totally burned out.

Tryouts for next year are mid May!

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7.75 miles. Hood route to legacy trail over the SWOM bridge. Smooth. 70 something degrees. 5:45 am start.

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7.5 miles. Hood Route. 6 am start. 67 degrees? less than 50% humidity? dew point below 50? Where am I? Is this heaven? 

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Missed running yesterday after 25 straight days. I played a bunch of 5 on 5 soccer last night, so it's not like I'm a couch potato or anything. I was still a bit ticked about missing yesterday, because this low dew point, low humidity stuff doesn't last forever around here. If I get decent weather, I need to jump on it. I wasted an opportunity yesterday. Enough about yesterday. 

Today - 7.75 miles. Hood route to Legacy Trail over SWOM bridge and back. 5:50 am start. Fast-ish mile on the way out. 6:35. Fast-ish mile on the way back. 6:38. I'm starting to like this fast mile thrown in running thing. I've been running easy miles for 2+ years. It's about time I push it. Even just a little bit. 

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7.75 miles. Hood route to Legacy Trail over SWOM Bridge and back. Slow but steady pace. late start - 6:15. The humidity has returned. 

So on Tuesday night, I was talking to my dad next to his car. I commented that it was the cleanest car I have ever seen. Like a mirror. He spent roughly 6 hours on Sunday detailing his car. It must be nice to be retired. Then he started singing "Working at the car wash blues." I haven't thought about Jim Croce in years! So, since Tuesday, one Jim Croce song or another has been rattling through my head at all times. This morning it was "One less set of footsteps." So there's that. 

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13.4 miles. Hood route to legacy trail over the SWOM bridge to Venice Avenue and back. 7:45 am start. Very windy. 2 of the first 4 miles were right into the wind. The last 2 miles I was really dragging.

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5.5 miles. Hood route. 7 am start.

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5.5 miles. Hood route. 6 am start. 

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7.75 miles. Hood Route to Legacy Trail over SWOM Bridge and back. Fast-ish mile on the way out - 7:12. Fast-ish mile on the way back - 6:52. 6 am start. Humidity, ah, there you are. 

I ate WAY too much egg salad yesterday. That's not the best runner diet. 

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3.5 miles. Hood route. 6 am start.

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