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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: 28.00 Month: 107.22 Year: 1981.97
Barefoot Lifetime Miles: 110.25
Asics Racers (neon) Lifetime Miles: 254.25
Adrenalines/black Lifetime Miles: 404.80
Launch 2 Black Lifetime Miles: 402.65
Saucany Kinvara (blue) Lifetime Miles: 284.50
Pureflow 6 (black) Lifetime Miles: 171.00
New Balance Lifetime Miles: 237.22
Brooks Launch (spotted) Lifetime Miles: 82.00
Saucony Breakthru (red) Lifetime Miles: 20.00
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
65.8025.2216.200.00107.22
New Balance Miles: 37.72Asics Racers (neon) Miles: 23.00Pureflow 6 (black) Miles: 3.00Brooks Launch (spotted) Miles: 20.00Launch 2 Black Miles: 3.50Saucony Breakthru (red) Miles: 20.00
Weight: 0.00
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
3.008.000.000.0011.00

8 miles @ slow marathon pace (7:50-55) and then 3 slow. Feeling kind of sick, so battled through this one. 

New Balance Miles: 11.00
Weight: 0.00
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Race: Running w/the Elves (6.2 Miles) 00:45:01, Place overall: 4, Place in age division: 1
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
3.800.006.200.0010.00

3 miles in AM.

Joined my wife in a 10k. Not feeling great, so approached it like a firm training run. Very hilly course. Did it in 45:01- pretty much maintained the same pace all the way through. Fairly big race, but not alot of fast runners. My wife and I both placed first in Master's (40+). 

Asics Racers (neon) Miles: 7.00Pureflow 6 (black) Miles: 3.00
Weight: 0.00
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
14.000.000.000.0014.00

Got up early to run. Fighting a nasty cold. Hoping for a solid month in anticipation of running my 1st marathon in 6 years. Low expectations. Just trying to get back into a more consistent routine. Ran 7 slowly. 

Late afternoon ran another 7, a little quicker. 

New Balance Miles: 7.00Brooks Launch (spotted) Miles: 7.00
Weight: 0.00
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
4.004.000.000.008.00

Ran 4 x 1 miles @ fast mp. 8 total. 

Asics Racers (neon) Miles: 8.00
Weight: 0.00
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
9.000.001.500.0010.50

AM- Ran 3 x 800- 3.5 miles total. 

7 more in the evening.

Launch 2 Black Miles: 3.50Brooks Launch (spotted) Miles: 7.00
Weight: 0.00
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
6.000.000.000.006.00

6 miles easy.

New Balance Miles: 6.00
Weight: 0.00
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
6.000.000.000.006.00

6 miles easy. 

Brooks Launch (spotted) Miles: 6.00
Weight: 0.00
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Race: Huntersville Hilly Half (13.22 Miles) 01:39:13, Place overall: 71, Place in age division: 9
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
0.5013.220.000.0013.72

Ran a Half Marathan in the snow today. It was the first time I'm run firm beyond 6 consecutive miles in close to a year. I tackled the hills fairly well until mile 10. I was ready to give up, but just grinded my way through the last 3. Probably most proud of doing mile 13 in 7:25. At the top of the hill somewhere on mile 9, I literally stopped, drank 2 cups of gatorade, briefly stretched, and then decided (despite dead legs) to put my head down and complete the race as hard as possible. My goal was to keep 7:30 pace as a strong training run. I came pretty close and on a relatively flat course I would have done it easily. Ran it in just over 1:39 and am pleased w/the effort and building block in my training.

New Balance Miles: 13.72
Weight: 0.00
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
9.000.000.000.009.00

Got a new shoe. Think it my be my marathon one. Ran 9 slowly. 

Saucony Breakthru (red) Miles: 9.00
Weight: 0.00
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
5.000.003.000.008.00

Trying6 to get some zip back into my legs. Spent the last 3 weekends stretching my races from 5k to 10k to Half Marathon and now need to focus on leg turnover. Jogged a mile, ran 2 firm (6:40,6:37), jogged a mile, ran another firm (6:31), and jogged the rest of the way home for 8 miles total. 2 months ago my 2-miler was closer to 6:15 pace. So, the endurance in now up and I hope to get the speed back in place over the next 2-3 weeks. 

Asics Racers (neon) Miles: 8.00
Weight: 0.00
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
5.500.005.500.0011.00

Very cold out (29 degrees). Warmed-up and then did 11 x 800 on a road run. Kept between 6:50-7:10 pace on all of them. Shoes aren't really broken in, so I was getting a bit of "hot-foot" and felt pretty uncomfortable. 11 miles total. 

Saucony Breakthru (red) Miles: 11.00
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
65.8025.2216.200.00107.22
New Balance Miles: 37.72Asics Racers (neon) Miles: 23.00Pureflow 6 (black) Miles: 3.00Brooks Launch (spotted) Miles: 20.00Launch 2 Black Miles: 3.50Saucony Breakthru (red) Miles: 20.00
Weight: 0.00
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