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Member Since:

Oct 31, 2012



Goal Type:


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.

32:56, (6:38 pace) 3-17-18.

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
12 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:

2020 GOALS:

Publix Fort Lauderdale A1A Half Marathon - 1/26/20. PR.

Gasparilla 15k Tampa AAARGH you ready to run? - 2/22/20. Don't put up an ugly time.

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, 13, and 14.

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: 117.75 Year: 117.75
Race: Harvest Hustle 5k (3.11 Miles) 00:19:17, Place in age division: 1
Slow milesFast milesTotal Distance


I didn't have high hopes going into this race. A box of ceramic tile fell on my left pinky toe on Wednesday night, so I couldn't run Thursday or Friday. Since most of the swelling and blue color had gone away, my plan was to go out there and warm up, and see how things felt. Warm up felt okay. I was aware of the toe, for sure, but not really in pain. I didn't start my watch at the start of the race, so I was lost for pace. The kids they had at the "1" and "2" mile stations were saying some ridiculously fast numbers (5:55, 11:40). I knew they were incorrect in the times they were calling out. I passed people for the first half mile, then pretty much locked into my pace for the rest of the race. I was passed by a guy with @ 70 yards to go. I was really surprised about my time. 19:17, 6:13 pace. I ran this race last year and got 21:01. So the improvements this year have been huge. My family is pretty excited about me winning a plaque, instead of a medal. Masters division winner? Totally unexpected.

I have a 10k next month, that I am considering breaking my right pinky toe for.

Weight: 0.00
From ACorn on Mon, Nov 19, 2012 at 07:59:16 from

Great race! Congrats on a huge improvement

From I Just Run on Mon, Nov 19, 2012 at 10:34:52 from

Wow Tom...!!!! Great race. Amazing to improve that much in a year. I'm going to break all my toes now :-)

From Tom K on Mon, Nov 19, 2012 at 10:57:17 from

Apparently, toes only slow you down! Who knew? I told my family not to come out to the race, because I anticipated a poor outcome. When I came home, I was greeted with a "McKayla is not impressed" look.

All of the local fast guys must have slept in and missed the race Saturday.

Anyway, YOU'RE BACK! Did you have to log "snorkel miles" on your cruise?

From I Just Run on Mon, Nov 19, 2012 at 13:22:45 from

I'm impressed!

I should add snorkel miles, hiking miles and kayak miles as I did a lot of each :-)

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