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Member Since:

Oct 31, 2012



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Running Accomplishments:

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

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.

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

1:04:37. (6:56 pace) 2-20-16
12 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.


I'm married, with two sons, 12, and 14.

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: 7.75 Month: 56.25 Year: 915.51
Race: Sugarloaf Marathon (26.2 Miles) 03:30:35, Place overall: 26, Place in age division: 208
Slow milesFast milesTotal Distance

Sugarloaf Marathon. I held 7:30 pace for @ 18 miles, then things got weird. Most beautiful course i have ever run. I guess Jake's buddy Merkel got on the podium for his age group. I heard his name called, but i didn't get to see the hair!

I guess I'll write more when i gethome. Cell phone connections here are iffy.

Sitting in the airport. Looking at the official results. I guess there was a timing strp at mile 16. I came through at 7:40 pace to that point. From there it says i dropped to 8:44 pace. I might be the first person in the history of this race that ran a positive spilt.

Rainy and cold at the start, but neither was unbearable. My plan was to go out at 7:30 pace until the big drop off at mile 10.5, and then see what happens. I came to that race plan, because in previous races - whatever my last 20 miler pace was, subtract a minute and you get my race pace. I expected 3:28:30. I went out at goal pace. I thought i held it pretty well. The downhill at mile 10.5 was almost scary, because of the wet streets. Also, i know the cross slope of the road caused some people troubles. I spent a lot of the race looking for flat surfaces. When i got to about mile 20, my calves were just about locked up. I was running slow. Like, breathe through my nose slow. And everyone was passing me but there was nothing i could do about it. so i finished the race.

Then we went back to the condo. Then we went looking for a moose. We never found one.

If you train on flat, without any speed, in intermittent surges, you don't do so well.

It was still a great 22nd anniversary trip. Maine is beautiful.

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From Derunzo on Sun, May 15, 2016 at 11:14:51 from

Great run for all the training you missed Tom. I wish I had run with you.

From Yasir on Sun, May 15, 2016 at 11:29:09 from

7:30 for 18 miles with you setbacks during the last few months you should build on those 18 miles. rest and give us the details I hope no injuries.

From Theotokos on Sun, May 15, 2016 at 17:47:37 from

Nothing wrong with a 3:30 Tom. Well done.

From SlowJoe on Mon, May 16, 2016 at 11:44:11 from

Things definitely get weird sometimes, nice job Tom.

From Jake K on Mon, May 16, 2016 at 16:42:52 from

Nice race. Sorry you didn't see a moose... hopefully you brought home lots of moose paraphernalia (I'm pretty sure that's all they sell in Maine) to compensate.

From Tom K on Mon, May 16, 2016 at 17:54:56 from

We bought a Christmas ornament carved from wood of a moose holding a lobster and a jar of maple syrup while fly fishing. It's a shame we couldn't find anything more Maine-centric.

From Jake K on Tue, May 17, 2016 at 10:14:17 from

The only way to make that MORE Maine-centric would be if the Moose was also holding a $22 lobster roll.

From Derunzo on Tue, May 17, 2016 at 11:32:03 from

Thomas..... I found these on the interwebs

From Tom K on Tue, May 17, 2016 at 11:45:35 from

That's my "I just got passed by seventy seven people in the last eight miles" smile. It's kind of unique.

From Derunzo on Tue, May 17, 2016 at 11:58:35 from

Locked up calves will do that to you. So do you recommend the race?

From Tom K on Tue, May 17, 2016 at 12:56:46 from

Yes to race.

No to family vacation built around the race.

From SlowJoe on Tue, May 17, 2016 at 18:34:35 from

Cross that sucker off the list - what is the next state?

From I Just Run on Fri, Jun 03, 2016 at 13:40:50 from

Way to suck it up and finish the race. Overall a pretty good time for the conditions.

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