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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:

2018 GOALS:

March 17- St. Patty's Day 8k Out of town soccer tournament. It's back on, and I'll be racing both of my sons! 32:56, (6:38 pace)

May 12 - Brookings SD Marathon 3:27:37 (7:56 pace)

October 7 - Towpath Marathon, Boston, OH 3:46:02 (8:48 pace)

One Tempo Run, One Interval Workout, and One Long Run per week. 50-60 mpw. The world's most simple training plan. 

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, 11, 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: 0.00 Month: 44.20 Year: 1764.15
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3.5 miles. Hood route.

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7.500.007.50

7.5 miles. Hood route. 8 am start. Hot. Then basketball and soccer with the boys. Then cut the grass. Then ate a big fat sub sammich. Beach, jetties, now home. It is beautiful out, but warm. Starting up a new plan.

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7.5 miles. hood route. 7 am start. Sweat.

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8.200.008.20

In Fort Myers. 9 am start. 8.2 bonus gravity miles on the John Yarborough Linear Park Trail. I like the Legacy Trail in Venice much more than this. But I'm going to do it again tomorrow anyway. 

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9.400.009.40

In fort myers. changed up yesterday's run a bit to stretch it 9.4 miles. 8:30 am start. Slightly better weather. 

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3.500.003.50

3.5 miles. hood route. 6 am start. 

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10.2 miles. Hood route to legacy trail and back. 7 am start.

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7.5 Mi. Hood route. 7 a.m. start. Came home soaked. Then played basketball and soccer with the boys. Then haircut. Then finished pressure washing my neighbor's driveway.

So the whole time we were in South Dakota spouse kept trying to order something called Kuchen. It is the official state dessert of South Dakota. Unfortunately no one had it, or heard of it even. So last night spouse and boy #1 made Kuchen here. The best I can describe it is cheesecake + apple pie = Kuchen. It's really awesome, and I wish we could have found some of it up north, for comparison. What if we have it all wrong, and this is some new Florida - South Dakota Kuchen hybrid!

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Back in Fort Myers. 9 am start. On the John Yarborough Linear Park Trail again. Running this route is 3 for 3 for snake sightings. We'll see if we can keep the streak alive tomorrow! Both, the heebees and the jeebees.

P.s. 1,000 miles for the year.

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6.800.006.80

last Fort Myers run. 9 am start. 6.8 miles with no snakes. 

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3.5 miles. hood route. 6 am start. 

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13.250.0013.25

13.25 miles all on Venetian Waterway Park and Legacy Trail. 9 am start. Rained 1/2 hour after the stop. Very hot and humid. 1/2 hour of pool running later.

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Evening run on the trails, including 3 sets of 4x100m strides on the soccer fields. Pretty stinking good fathers day. Church. Lunch. Visit my dad. 1 hour of tree pruning. 1/2 hour of pool running. 1.5 hours of fairly intense soccer with boy #1. Then running. Then driveway gatorades with the boys at sunset. Tough to beat that.

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7.5 miles. Hood route to Legacy Trail and back. 6 am start. I have no explanation of why this run felt stronger than normal. Perhaps it was seeing an armadillo for the first time in a while. Who knows? 

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5.5 miles. Hood route. 6 a start.

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1.5 miles. 6 am start. runfail. 

Evening run on the trails, including 3 sets of 4x100m strides on the soccer fields. 6 miles. Also, 1 chin up. 

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3.5 miles. hood route 6 am start. 

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85 deg. 70% hum. 74 dp. 10.2 miles. Hood route to Legacy Trail to Colonia and back.

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10.2 miles. Hood route to legacy trail to colonis and back. Plus a little bit of running, chasing a lost dog for a couple of old ladies.

Then church. Then basketball. Now watching poland stink up the world cup. No intensity at all.

Wait, I got on page 1 of the mileage board last week with 40 miles? Well, that's surprising.

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7.5 miles. hood route. 6 am start. 

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3.5 miles. hood route. 6:15 am start. 

So, I was pretty upset with myself for chickening out of speedwork yesterday. This is a common thing for me. I know I need to run faster on training days to run faster in races. But when the day comes for me to run tempos or intervals, I trade in the speed stuff for easy miles. So, I was mad that I didn't run any of yesterday's 7.5 miles fast. 

I tell you all of that to tell you that I met with Tommy's soccer coach at the field last night. He told me he was going to be there a few times a week over the summer off season, trying to keep his son sharp. I told him that since I live, like, right across the street from the fields, I would be willing to come out whenever with my boy. So last night was off season soccer practice #1. I did every drill my son did, which is awesome. One of the drills we did was sprinting 70 yards, or so, with a bag of sand dragging behind us, tied to our waist. So, despite avoiding speedy stuff in the morning, and walking around surly about it all day, I ended up doing a bunch of it last night. I'm glad I fought my way out to run this morning. 

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7.5 miles. hood route. 6:15 am start. Lots of basketball last night.

I have to get shin guards at lunch today for soccer tonight.

Shin Guards! 

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10.2 miles. Hood route to Legacy Trail to Colonia and back. 7:30 a.m. start. Deep thoughts on this run.

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