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August 2017

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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.

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
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
10 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

* = 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:

2017 GOALS:

August 26- Fort Hamer 10k

RECOVERY (I'm not a kid anymore) and SPECIFICITY (make training runs mean something).

Also, I am determined to put my boys on some snowboards by the end of the year. This is the year.

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, 10, and 12.

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: 10.50 Month: 102.80 Year: 1020.65
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5.500.005.50

5.5 miles. Hood route. 6 am start. last 2 in 15:04. 74 deg., 91% hum., 71 dp! 

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3.5 miles. Hood route. 6 am start. 

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1.5  miles up. EBS. (4) x 0.25, w/ 0.25 recoveries. 1.5 down. 1:28, 1:27, 1:27, 1:26. I feel like I am starting to find the pace on these. I expect to do 6 reps on Sunday, and 8 reps next Thursday. 

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Hood route.

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13 miles. Hood route to legacy trail to Venice Ave and back. 6:30 am start. Extra 0.1 miles from off course emergency bathroom stop at mile 3.

So they have bugun work for an overpass of legacy trail over laurel road. If it is privately funded, then so what? I mean, it would have been more useful to construct an overpass over clark road, which is actually busy. But if "the friends of the legacy trail" want to build here, i dont care. However, if this is publicly funded, i can't think of a bigger waste of money, to benefit such a small minority. The only people benefiting from this overpass would be cyclists that do not want to slow down to push a button to cross the street.

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I got out early, and chose to cut the run short. Sore from running, yardwork yesterday, stressed about going on a family vacation, blah, blah blah. 

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10.100.0010.10

AM: 7ish miles around Wyndham Resort in Bonnet Creek, Lake Buena Vista. 

PM: 3.1 miles with my buddy Mark, in Apopka.

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6 more miles in Lake Buena Vista. 

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3 last Mickey Miles. 

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1.5 up. (4) x 0.25 miles w/ 0.25 mile recoveries. 1.5 down. 1:29, 1:25, 1:25, and 1:26. 

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5.200.005.20

5.2 miles in Hobe Sound, FL. One of the most beautiful sunrise runs I have ever experienced. Part of the run was on the beach, part in the dunes, and part of the run looked like this:

 

I did not see Tiger.

Then hit some range balls, and went fishing with some old friends. I still have the cast net throwing job! Although I'm a bit sore. You don't use those muscles too often. What a Floridianly awesome weekend!

 

 

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7.5 miles. Now with minimal amounts of mojo.

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7.5 miles. Hood route to the stupid overpass construction at legacy trail and back. Song of the run...

https://youtu.be/zWFOh5y9LcM

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7.5 miles hood route. 7am start. The run took less than 1 hour. 1st mile 7:40. 2nd to last mile 7:45. Last mile 7:15. I feel pretty good about this run. However, it was a lot of work, more than it should have been. I don't know what to expect out of an August 10k in Florida next week. My original goal (7 min. Pace) suddenly feels ambitious.

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6 on the trails. 8:15 am start. 78 dew point. In a word, oppressive.

3 pm: I put together the beginnings of an "increase your vertical leap" workout for boy #2 to get ready for basketball season. Part of the workout involved us running 1/2 mile to a bench to jump on and off of. The workout looks to be a good one, as I am sore in unusual places. 

Boy #1 made the travel soccer team. I worked with him all summer to get ready. I'm trying to balance effort between the boys, even though my sport was soccer, and I understand very little about squeakyfouls / bouncyhoops. 

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3.5 miles. Hood route.

Could the school system be more alarmist about the eclipse? In general, every day of the year kids, don't stare at the sun! It's simple.

I'm going to start a band - The Axis of Totality! We're going to do country covers of Sir Mix A Lot. Wait, someone already has that? 

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