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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: 15.70 Month: 71.40 Year: 1495.31
Slow milesFast milesTotal Distance
71.400.0071.40
Slow milesFast milesTotal Distance
7.500.007.50

7.5 miles. Hood route to Legacy Trail and Back. 5:50 am start. 1:05:19. 8:43 pace. The run felt really smooth. It could be because I did not play soccer last night. But, I'm not ready to draw that stright line of a conclusion, yet. Also, the snowbirds are back. I don't think I've ever had to stop this many times for traffic. 

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13.300.0013.30

.4 around the block then 12.9 miles in 1:53:59. 8:50 pace. Hood route to Legacy Trail to Venice Avenue and back. Super hot and humid. No breeze. Strong incoming tide at the bays. Like, the channel markers were throwing a wake.

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5.500.005.50

5.5 miles on the trails easy. Warm and humid. Mist through the pines.

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Slow milesFast milesTotal Distance
3.500.003.50

3.5 miles. hood route. hot and humid again. 31:42. 9:03 pace. 

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5.500.005.50

5.5 miles. Hood route. It is scheduled to drop 40 degrees in the next 2 days. 

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7.500.007.50

7.5 miles through a very thick, sound-muffling layer of fog. 6 am start. 1:04:40. 8:37 pace. Once again, I am behind on mileage this week, and have to catch up. 

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Slow milesFast milesTotal Distance
12.900.0012.90

12.9 miles. Hood route to Legacy Trail to Venice Ave and back. 1:53:19. 8:47 pace. I could really feel the run get smoother, as I went. 1st half 58:30, 2nd half 54:49. Mid 60s temps. Intermittent misty rain. Some wind. This is not the cold air I was promised. My buddy in baton rouge got sneaux yesterday! I hope the temps finally drop tonight for the halfathon tomorrow. Good luck, Mike!

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10.200.0010.20

10.2 miles. Hood route to Legacy Trail to colonia and back. 6 am start. Misfired the stop watch on the first half (Floridian in gloves) 42:38 2nd half. 8:22 pace I set out to run 7.5, but the weather was so cool and dry, and I felt so good, I kept going. That happens like never. I'm sure Mike had great weather in Tampa this morning, and had a great race.

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5.500.005.50

5.5 miles. hood route. 41 degrees. 40 d.p. I am not used to moisture -free running. My moisture wicking attire is generating odd static electricity at my walk to start running. This is all short-lived.  We will have highs in the mid 70s by next weekend, and back to my endless summer. 

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71.400.0071.40
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