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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)

Favorite Blogs:

Miles:This week: 11.25 Month: 46.50 Year: 1891.85
Race: Towpath Marathon (26.2 Miles) 03:46:23, Place overall: 29, Place in age division: 2
Slow milesFast milesTotal Distance
26.200.0026.20

Towpath Marathon. Marathon #12. Unbelievable beautiful course. I tried to take as much of it in while I was out there. It was very hot and humid. 79 deg., 74% hum., 70 d.p. at finish. Pancake flat, just like home. Certainly above local averages for race day. I knew it wasn't going to be a great race for me, but I gave it my best shot. It was a great trip.

 

Weight: 0.00
Comments
From Dan on Mon, Oct 08, 2018 at 18:03:20 from 104.178.66.147

2nd in age group!! That is a win anytime! 1 more week and that race will be in the 40's. It was and is hot and humid, but some very great scenery. Come back, we have some great marathons here - run AF with me, I can put you up

From Rhett on Mon, Oct 08, 2018 at 18:03:36 from 69.85.203.53

Great job giving it your all. Hot and humid is not easy to run in, let alone race in. Heck my 10 miles this morning here in Florida was tough and I was running slow.

From Tom Slick on Mon, Oct 08, 2018 at 18:35:19 from 66.87.127.147

Way to getter done! Some days are better than others. Congrats on a 2nd place age division effort & win! Come on up to Utah next September and run the Huntsville Full Monty Marathon with me, its a double BQ Mary for Boston 2020 & 2021. Weve got you covered!

From I Just Run on Mon, Oct 08, 2018 at 19:52:50 from 199.38.187.9

2nd Age Group WOW..!!! Sorry the weather wasn't better, I know you've trained hard.

From Michael on Tue, Oct 09, 2018 at 05:10:20 from 24.235.56.63

Good work in tough conditions Tom. Congratulations.

From Martin on Tue, Oct 09, 2018 at 13:25:05 from 87.161.167.171

Congratulations, you did the best in these conditions!

From flatlander on Thu, Nov 15, 2018 at 01:25:00 from 45.62.52.47

Tom, good job. We train in those conditions all the time, but it never occurred to me that one could also race in them.

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