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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.

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
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.


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. late start today and no miles yesterday because of my buddy's all day 40th birthday party, that started with an off shore fishing trip and ended with a killer sunset at the beach. It was really great.

Today is my parents' 51st anniversary. What do you talk about after 51 years?  I think you've covered everything by that point.

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2+emergency bathroom stop +3.5=5.5 miles. The most traffic I have encountered on this route, ever.

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7.5 miles. Hood route. 6 pm start. The weather was very un-florida.

I was running down a dream.

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3.5 miles. hood route. 6 am start. This dew point below 70 thing is amazing. 

Every now and then, I get down to the end of a day, I'll have to stop, ask myself, "What've I done?" It just seems so useless to have to work so hard, And nothin' ever really seem to come from it. And then she looks me in the eye....



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My running has been even more inconsistent than usual lately. I have really been throwing myself into sports with the boys. Basketball on Tuesday, soccer on Thursday. And again on Saturday and Sunday. It has been tough to get decent miles after really going in the evenings. Running is involved with those sports, but those aren't the only muscles you use when playing. Anyhow, I've been sore a lot lately. On the positive side, I have lost some weight. I did sprints with Tommy's soccer team last night. From this experience, I can safely say that I am not a sprinter (and I am also not 12!). You throw all of that non-running exercise in with a week of car and appliance trouble, and you get garbage for weekly miles. 

I have been following Colin McCourt's story since February, and I find his training inspirational.

If he pulls this off, he is my new running hero. It is crunch time! 3 months to go!

I'm going to try to get a run in tonight, after I install a new washer and dryer. 

7 pm. 3.5 miles on Venetian waterway park, behind Venice High School, under the friday night lights. I ran by in time to hear "Heeeeeeere come the Indians!" Something different. I always enjoy hearing Iron Man performed by a high school marching band (just as Ozzy intended).

Aside from breathing lint for the hour before I went running, the washer  and dryer installs were smooth.

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7.5 miles. Hood route. 6:30 am start. Super hot and humid. I was spoiled last week with the decent weather.

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I love living here. I love this time of year as the sun sets behind the muhly grass in the dunes with the purple plumes, that appear to be glowing. It's beautiful. I love the smell of walking through the sea grapes and the mangroves. I love that my kids see how awesome this place is. I love that we are all happiest while looking at a sunset, with our toes in the sand. This is home.

Also, I ran in 78 degree dew point this morning. Let's put that on the "con" side.

Virtual high fives to Rhett and Dan for breaking 100 miles last week! You guys are bananas.

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

I said all of that stuff about Venice yesterday because the weather was so bad. Running in 78 d.p. (and again today) is awful. I don't want to complain about the weather all of tthe time. If I was reading that, I would think "why don't you just move? " So, I have to put up with a couple of miserable days of running with a snorkel. I feel like I get much more in return.

If you've never run in 78 degree dew point, you are really missing out.

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3.5 miles. Hood route. 76 d.p. Local weatherman says "It's weather you can wear!"

Pm: 5 more during Tommy's soccer practice. Doubles are very trendy around here lately. All the cool kids are doing it.

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4+1.5=5.5 miles. 70 d.p. much nicer out.

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7.5 mathless miles. 5:40 am start. Cooler, less humid.

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3 5 miles. Hood route. Aaaaand summer has returned.

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10.2 miles. Hood route to Legacy trail to colonia and back. 6:50 am start. Very slow.

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So, I helped a guy load a riding lawnmower in the back of his truck. ....

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