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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

* = 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

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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Miles:This week: 19.50 Month: 113.25 Year: 1054.50
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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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.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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5.5 miles on the trails easy. Warm and humid. Mist through the pines.

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

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

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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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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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10.2 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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5.5 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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7.5 miles. Hood route to Legacy Trail and back. 5:45 am start. 58:56. 7:51 pace. Well, hello!, sub-8 minute miles. I know it’s been a while, and we used to hang out quite frequently, but it’s great to see you again. You are breathing heavier than I remember. Anyhow, I’m thinking you must have lost my number or something, because I’ve been here, literally, the entire time you’ve been gone. I hope that this reunion will inspire you to check in on me more often. I, sniff- sniff, miss you, man! (runs away sobbing).

Oh yeah, happy birthday to boy #2. 

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Once around the block (0.4), then 12.9 in 1:54:45. 8:54 pace. Great weather. 6:30 am start. Lots of runners out. Low tide. We saw the last jedi last night. It was okay, but i think the popcorn affected my run!

After the run, boy #1 had a soccer game up in fish hawk. They lost 1-0. Back in Venice, Johnny's basketball team won without him, as he injured his wrist yesterday on the playground at school. Timing is everything!

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7 am start. Hood route.

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7.5 miles. hood route. 6 am start. 68 degrees and humid. 1:02:41. 8:22 pace. 

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5.5 miles. hood route. 6 am start. super foggy. sixty something degrees. 50:29. 9:11 pace. 

I came "this" close to stepping on an armadillo. ugh, those things are gnarly. 

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5.5 Miles, Hood Route. 6 am start. 50:10. 9:07 pace. Fog.

Have you ever mentally zoned out so deep in a run that you trip over the slightest change in sidewalk elevation? I did. Today. With a mile to go. That makes twice this year. Today's fall was much better than last time. Last time, I left skin on the sidewalk. Today, I threw my body to the grassed ditch between the sidewalk and the road, and then NAILED a rolling round off cartwheelish move. Fortunately, the cars that were driving by didn't stop to ask if I was okay. I would rather they tell the story to their friends with "I saw a guy fall while running today," instead of "I asked him if he was okay, and he became this total jerk." Because out of embarrassment, who knows what I would say? I'M FINE! I'M FINE! I'M FIIIIINNNNEEE!

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7.5 miles. hood route. 5:40 am start. 1:05:45. 8:46 pace. Even thicker fog. Not the thickest I've seen, but still, kind of cool. I managed to stay upright throughout the run. My running co-worker yesterday - "Well I've only fallen once." Guess what happened to her this morning? She fell.  

So I've been thinking - You know that game you played on a rainy day when you were a kid with your brothers and sisters, where you pretend the floor is "hot lava" and you jump from the couch to the ottoman to the lazy boy and back again? Well some kids really really liked that game, and they never wanted to stop, even when entering adulthood. 

So now they do parkour. 

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12.9 miles. 6:15 am start. Hood route to Legacy trail to Venice avenue and back. 1:52:47. 8:45 pace. Foggy again and it got foggier after sunrise.

Then early Christmas with mother in law. Guess what? I got running stuff. Then to boy #2s basketball game. They lost. This is his first loss in basketball, ever. He is generally a sore loser, but he took this well. Streaks end. It happens.

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7.5 miles. Hood route to Legacy trail and back. 1:03:11. 8:25 pace.

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7.5 miles. Hood route to Legacy trail and back. 10:00 am start. 74 degrees. 1:03:26. 8:27 pace. I'm not used to running in full sunshine. I got to see a 4'-5' gator sunning himself on the bank of Curry Creek. I always forget how large their heads are, in proportion to the rest of their bodies. The head is like 1/4 of their size, especially when young.

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7.5 miles. Hood route to Legacy trail and back. 7 am start. 1:04:08. 8:33 pace.

I rewatched Rogue One on netflix last night. IMO, that is the best Star Wars movie. I know the zealots prefer Empire. But they are, you know, wrong. Every time a new episode comes out, like this Christmas, people argue about which one is best. I vote for Rogue One. So I watched it again, and I stand by my vote.

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7.5 miles. Hood route to Legacy Trail and back. 7:45 am start. 1:05:23. 8:43 pace. 60 degrees. Light fog.

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10.2 miles. Hood route to Legacy Trail to colonia and back. 6:45 pm start. (I got up to run this morning, and got dressed to run, but I wasn't feeling it, so I went home. Then stewed about not running all day. And it was a fairly stressful day, so I went out late.) 1:25:52. 8:25 pace. Excellent moon. It would have been a great night for fishing. The snooks were popping on the surface like crazy, when I crossed the Dona Bay bridge.

Over 1600 for the year. I would like to be at about 2000, so tomorrow is going to be rough!

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5 on the trails. 7 am start. My biggest month this year. Go figure.

I fell a bit short of my 400 mile goal for today.

Happy New Year.

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