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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: 11.20 Month: 115.60 Year: 627.81
Race: Sugarloaf Marathon (26.2 Miles) 03:30:35, Place overall: 26, Place in age division: 208
Slow milesFast milesTotal Distance
26.200.0026.20

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.

Weight: 0.00
Comments
From Derunzo on Sun, May 15, 2016 at 11:14:51 from 98.229.177.205

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 99.20.240.16

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 63.135.11.119

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

From SlowJoe on Mon, May 16, 2016 at 11:44:11 from 107.77.80.90

Things definitely get weird sometimes, nice job Tom.

From Jake K on Mon, May 16, 2016 at 16:42:52 from 159.212.71.25

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 66.87.81.242

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 159.212.71.69

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 4.31.155.157

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

https://www.flickr.com/photos/mainerunningphotos/sets/72157668172168961

From Tom K on Tue, May 17, 2016 at 11:45:35 from 66.87.149.204

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 173.9.52.242

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 66.87.149.204

Yes to race.

No to family vacation built around the race.

From SlowJoe on Tue, May 17, 2016 at 18:34:35 from 107.77.80.90

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 108.178.73.170

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

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