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Location:

Mooresville,NC,

Member Since:

May 01, 2008

Gender:

Male

Goal Type:

Local Elite

Running Accomplishments:

2007 Highlights:  Litchfield Road Race (7.1) in 58:36

2008 Highlights:  New Jersey Marathon in 4:12, Bay State Marathon in 3:10:30

2009 Highlights:  Boston Marathon in 3:13:26, Litchfield Road Race in 49:30, New Haven 20k in 1:25:03, Bay State Marathon in 3:09:09

2010 Highlights:  Bradley 10k in 39:58, Litchfield Road Race in 48:06, New Haven 20k in 1:23:59, Ghost Trail 1/2 Marathon in 1:29:12 (trail), Philadelphia Marathon in 3:06:59

2011 Highlights:  Litchfield Road Race in 47:44, Ghost Trail 1/2 Marathon in 1:28:35, Goshen Turkey Trot in 40:46, Jingle Bell 5k in 19:05

2012 Highlights:  Finished Boston Marathon in 3:41:59 in 89 degree heat, broke the top 100 in Litchfield Road Race (82nd), 1st Place (overall) in Solstice 5k, Hogsback 1/2 in 1:29:36, and bq'd in Bay State Marathon (3:14:20).

Personal Records

1-mile:  5:39/track (2008)

5k:  19:05/Jingle Bell (2011)

10k:  39:58/road race (2010)

20k:  1:23:59 (2010/New Haven)

1/2 marathon:  1:28:35 (2011/Ghost Trail)

marathon:  3:06:59 (2010/Philly)

 

 

 

 

Short-Term Running Goals:

Sub-3:05 marathon in Fall

Sub-1:23 in New Haven 20k

Sub-46 min in Litchfield RR

Sub-19 in 5k

Sub-5:30 in mile

Upcoming Races: 

     TBD

 

 

 

 

Long-Term Running Goals:

sub-3hr marathon

sub-5:15 min mile

become a competitive master's runner

win age division in smaller marathon

 

Personal:

Married w/six daughters (9 year age span)

Pastor a church in NC

Enjoy travel and recreation with family

Began running in November of 2007

 

 

Miles:This week: 19.25 Month: 62.25 Year: 1659.45
Barefoot Lifetime Miles: 110.25
Pureflow 6 (black) Lifetime Miles: 422.50
Brooks Launch (spotted) Lifetime Miles: 320.50
Nike Free RN Lifetime Miles: 303.55
Kinvara 9 Lifetime Miles: 378.30
Kinvara Silver Lifetime Miles: 261.50
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
4.000.004.000.008.00

I'm not going to lie...I hate the tapering process.  Today I felt bloated, sluggish, and slow.  I jogged out towards Goshen 4 miles at a 9 minute pace and then my goal was to return home at marathan pace (6:50-7ish per/mile).  I wanted to do this without looking at my watch.  Honestly, my pace felt like 7:10-20ish, so I pushed myself a bit in hopes of being closer to 7ish.  Upon crossing the 4 mile mark, I looked down to see a time of 25:47  (6:27 pace).  I guess I haven't lost any speed, but my body is definitely playing tricks with me.  Hopefully this sluggish feeling will get out of my system before the weekend. 

Tangent 3 (3) Miles: 8.00
Weight: 0.00
Comments
From allie on Tue, Oct 13, 2009 at 18:19:55 from 129.123.246.95

i don't like tapering either. but your 6:27 pace should be a great confidence builder for you. the fitness is there. good luck this weekend.

From rockness18 on Wed, Oct 14, 2009 at 07:47:41 from 75.11.50.213

thanks for helping me to keep things in perspective. My mind has been playing games with me this week.

From JimF on Wed, Oct 14, 2009 at 16:46:51 from 67.162.67.114

Tapering does make you feel different. You have put in the work and will be great come race day. Just trust your training.

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