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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)

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3.5 miles. Hood route. slow, hot, and foggy. 

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3.5 miles. Hood route. 6:30 am start. Then to South Tampa for boy #1's soccer game. They won 12 - 1. Tommy scored goal #10 on a sweet header. In 3 games, they have outscored their opponents 26-2. I like winning more than losing for sure. But winning this easy will not slow down the perpetual screwing around at practice. There's worse problems to have, I guess.

Now back at home watching the Gator game. Spouse is there with boy #2! Look for them, they wiil be the ones in orange and blue.

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3.5 miles. Hood route. 7 am start. Like summer. Then church. Then lunch. Then an hour of soccer with Tommy. Then an hour and a half of fairly intense 3 on 3 basketball with Johnny. I'm beat. It's Miller time.

I don't know where running is going for me these days. I still hurt, but not as bad as last week. It stinks having a non specific leg injury. It would be so much better to have something with a name. You know like shin splints or I.T. band, or whatever. But having an injury that only hurts when I run is also problematic. It makes it too easy for docs to just say just stop running. I can function as a human being. Which seems to be the acceptable thing in a neighborhood full of 70 year olds. But I want more than being able to get from my house to my car and from my car to my job. I need to run. The doctors don't get that. I have no doubt that what I have can best be described as an overuse injury. But because it is so vague in the description of the injury, the treatment of that injury is also vague. And that is really frustrating.

So I won't be signing up for any races for a while. And I'm going to continue to run when I can small distances at slow paces. And eventually I hope this thing shakes loose, and I can get back to racing. But that doesn't look really possible in the short-term future.

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3.5 miles. hood route. 70 degrees, 100% humidity, 70 d.p. 

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3.5 miles. This was the best run I have had in a while. Not entirely pain - free, but I think I made it through it without limping. This is promising. Starting to see the light here. 

Oh, and in more important news, Boy #2 made the middle school basketball team. He's in 6th grade. (31) 6th, 7th, and 8th graders tried out for 13 spots. He has been walking on clouds ever since he got the news. 

We have soccer games Saturday and Sunday this weekend. So schedule craziness again. 

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Longest run in a month! 70+ degrees and foggy! I was thinking of going for 7.5, but I decided to hold back. I could feel my left hip tightening up a bit. I found 20,000 votes while I was running. They are like everywhere down here. You go out running, and you are going to see a gator, a snake, an Armadillo, or some lost ballots. It's just Florida.

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3.5 miles. Hood route. I ahould have sat this one out.

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6 am start. Boy #1 wanted to run with me, as extra conditioning for soccer. I was pretty fired up about that. Since I am at a low-ish point running wise, there would be no pressure to acheive anything here, just to enjoy running with my son. I noticed we were moving pretty quick, so at 3/4 mile deep, I timed the next mile. 7:35! Whoa! I knew I was working, but the pace was conversational for the kid. I timed the next mile, and we dialed it back, because I was getting worried about re-aggravating the left hip. 7:46. Not as dialed back as I was shooting for. So I took the lead for the last 3/4 mile, to set the snail-turtle-sloth pace. He tolerated that until the last 100m, or so, where he dropped me to the finish. I am fairly certian KNOW this kid will beat me at next year's St. Paddy's Day race. 

Convince yourself that everything is alright, 'cos it already is, 'cos it already is. 

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2 mile soccer field workout. Lots of sprints, pushups, and situps. 6 am start. 72 degrees and humid. Dew soaked clothes at the end of it.

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3.5 miles. Hood route. Less than 70 degrees for about 5 minutes this morning!

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7.5 Mi. Hood route to Legacy Trail and back. 7 a.m. start. Longest run since race day in early October. Great weather this morning. 50 degrees. 100% humidity 50 degree dew point at the start. The air is crisp? This is really foreign territory!

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Grass sprint workout + pushups. 7 am start. I feel a lot better about running today than I did last weekend. I am still slow as all get out, but I am now doing SOME speedy stuff, which is better than none.

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5.5 miles. hood route. 63 deg., 96% hum., 61 d.p. fog. 

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Thanksgiving in Fruit Cove! The run felt great. About 5 degrees cooler here than in Venice. It made a big difference.

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Fruit cove run 2. A bit hotter than it was yesterday. Still felt really smooth.

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SICK.

I was supposed to do the 3rd Fruit Cove Loop today. I look forward to the 3 days of running up here, but it was not to be. I only got 2. I was supposed to drive home today, as well. But that is now pushed to Sunday. I spent Saturday in the lazy boy, watching the Gator game with the volume on low, feeling like my body had been beat with a sack of rocks. I was kind of on a running come back, when I got sick. A couple of good runs there. Oh well. 

Everyone up here (besides me) was sick for Thanksgiving. So we had it on Friday. Good food. But this will be a Thanksgiving to remember. 

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Still a bit groggy from being sick. Drove back to Venice. 

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3.5 miles. hood route. A bit cooler this morning. Something below 60? 

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