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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: 4.00 Month: 121.75 Year: 121.75
Slow milesFast milesTotal Distance

5.5 miles. Hood route. 5:45 am start. Slow. 45 deg., 69% hum., 40 d.p. A licky boom boom down. 

Friday off. 12.9 (hopefully snappy pace) miles Saturday (I am substitute coach for Boy #2's soccer game, so I can't go longer.). Then, I don't know what for Sunday. Sunday is 3 weeks until race day. 

Also, I was thinking about SlowJoe being upset with "bonkathon" at his last marathon. And I thought that I had really never looked at my half splits in a race to break things down. So after some research, I got this: 

                       1st half     2nd half    FINISH   split

U. of Okobji  1:38:39     1:41:02     3:19:41   + 2:23'

Boston           1:30:44     1:43:22     3:14:06    +12:38'

Louisiana      1:31:40     1:40:46      3:12:26    + 9:06'

and then this little gem:

MCM           1:49:19      2:28:59      4:18:18    + 39:40'

Don't ask me about that race, like ever. 

I'll bet that 3:00:10 looks pretty good right now, Joe!


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From I Just Run on Thu, Jan 29, 2015 at 09:20:26 from

Nice Stats... I'm going to do the same.

From flatlander on Thu, Jan 29, 2015 at 09:38:47 from

So what about MCM, if you don't mind me asking?

From Yasir on Thu, Jan 29, 2015 at 09:59:30 from

3 weeks the clock is ticking more rest and more eating love those last weeks.

From Tom K on Thu, Jan 29, 2015 at 10:35:29 from

IJR, I wonder what a negative split feels like!

Flat, DUDE! WHAT DID I SAY?! Just kidding. I still cringe when I think of all the stuff that went wrong in that race. Long story short - I got cocky before the race, then ended up running and crying. Having to eat my words was not tasty. I almost gave up running, as a result.

Yasir, That's the line I'm walking right now. Mentally, I am in marathon build-up, not taper. So do I go for 16.25 slow Sunday, or 7.5, and keep it faster? Cramming miles for a race stinks, and I hope to never have this situation again, but I'm sure I will.

From I Just Run on Thu, Jan 29, 2015 at 10:48:26 from

I've figured out the negative split...You run really, really slow the first half and only really slow the second half!

From Matt Schreiber on Thu, Jan 29, 2015 at 20:40:45 from

Well put Tom. I would love to bonkathon a 3 hour marathon. :) I had an "I'm giving up on running marathon", too! It happens to the best of us.

You're looking to be in good for the race. You still doing the 10k?

From Tom K on Fri, Jan 30, 2015 at 08:28:52 from

No, that race has been cancelled. There are other races I could run, but I think I'm just going to hold out for Bama.

From flatlander on Fri, Jan 30, 2015 at 09:13:19 from

Tom, as you know, I usually do my last longish run 2 weeks out, and I'll do anything in the book 3 weeks out. But I'm a short taper kind of guy and not everyone is. They say trust your training, but my training has never given me any reason to trust it. I would rather go into a race slightly fatigued than slightly overweight and slightly out of shape. So personally I wouldn't think twice about running a metric marathon on Sunday, even at a pretty good clip if you are feeling it. Just me though.

From SlowJoe on Fri, Jan 30, 2015 at 10:43:09 from

Hey, I'm allowed to get frustrated by running 6 marathons in a row with pretty much the same time every time!

I like IJRs strategy - really really slow followed by really slow.

RE: Sunday, I think you do a long run on tired legs, then a less-long run 2 weeks out (15-17). If you weren't "cramming for the test," then 20 might be ok 2 weeks out but I think you want to put the biggest stress on the legs now, to make sure it's all cleared out by race day. One bonkathoner's opinion!

From Tom K on Sat, Jan 31, 2015 at 09:05:06 from

Well since I could only squeeze in time for 10.2 this morning, that about seals it for me going for 16.25 tomorrow. Thanks for the help, guys.

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