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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

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
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: 0.00 Month: 85.20 Year: 1217.56
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7.5 miles hood route to Legacy Trail and back. Smooth.

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2 miles around the block with boy #1. Then 5.5 miles hood route.

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3.5 miles - hood route+around the block. 

Stress about Irma leads to no sleep leads to no running leads to angry man. The "Cone of Uncertainty" (opening act for the Axis of Totality) looks like it is aiming at the east coast, but there is still much prep work to do. 

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We are fine. We lost some oak branches and fence panels, but that's it. Ironically, the place where we stayed during the storm is still without power. The kids had a great time boogie boarding, skimboarding, and kayaking the backyard storm surge where we were staying between feeder bands. Best. Hurricane. Ever. My parents lost a fence panel, too. They come back today, if there is enough gas and traffic allows it. Time for me to get to the other side of the state on Saturday morning - 2.5 hours. Time to get back Monday afternoon - 5 hours. Lots of re-routing and backups. Water crossing the road, etc. 

I have been watching the buzzword of the hurricane season for the last couple of years. Apparently, every reporter got the memo to say "Eyewall Replacement Cycle" in every report. 

As it relates to running, I wish I had a treadmill right now. I usually run in the dark, and there is way too much debris out there to make that a safe proposition. I'll get back to it. I promise. 

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3.5 miles. Hood route. 6 am start. Even with the long break from running, this went pretty well. Hopping branches and running through spiderwebs is no joyride, but still.

I talked to the old man that walks along my route every day. Of course, we talked about the storm. Irma shook 452 beautiful avocados out of his tree. I don't even like avocados, or guacamole. He can't even pick up the cans he put them in because of the weight. I'd like to help him out, so I took 15 to work. 

These are the untold stories of Irma's devastation! Ha!

I got all of my parents' hurricane protection down with the boys last night. We were moving. I'd like them to come home to a normal house. Tonight is yard work. 

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7.5 miles. Hood route. 5:30 am start. Sticky. As in, it was super hot and humid, and also, there were sticks everywhere. So far, I have distributed 50 avocados at the office. That is not enough. The people want more. Today, I will go to work with more than 100 football-sized avocados. That will show them! 

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Hood route.

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1.5 + 7.5. Hood.

I have had Billy Joel's "The river of dreams" stuck in my head for the last week.

PS Also, apparently the University of Florida tackle football squad won a match last night in the most unusual fashion. The relative newcomer ball thrower heaved an oblong spheroid 66 yards to a waiting ball catcher in the scoring area for the win. This may or may not have involved the mother of a deity.

And there was much rejoicing.

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3.5 miles. Hood route. Could have / should have gone longer. I just didn't have it today. There was a noticable drop in humidity, and the weather was better than it has been in a long time. Maybe it's bad sleep, or I don't know what. 

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5.5 miles on legacy trail at 3:30 pm.

98 degrees. It rained at home while i was gone. Weird.

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7.5 miles. Hood route. 7 am start. Noticeable humidity drop this morning.

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3.5 miles hood route. 7am start. These Gator games are exhausting. I wore my gator running shirt this morning. Two cars honked and gave me the chomp. I also saw a group of 8 tricked out mazda miatas. That's different.

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5.5 miles. Hood route. 

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5.5 miles. hood route. 5:45 am start. A guy in a white jeep was puling off to the side of the road near me, as a fire truck was going in the opposite direction on Laurel road 3 LANES AWAY! The guy in the jeep ran over an empty water bottle that exploded loudly, right next to me, in the dark. 

I jumped up throwing haymakers at the sky. 

6 pm. 5 more miles during Tommy's soccer practice.

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5.5 miles. Hood route. 5:45 am start.

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