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Location:

St. Petersburg,FL,

Member Since:

Dec 30, 2014

Gender:

Male

Goal Type:

Other

Running Accomplishments:

  • 5k - 3/8/14 - Armadillo Run - 15:58
  • 10k - 2/7/15 - BDR, Safety Harbor - 33:17
  • 15k - 2/21/15 - Gasparilla - 51:05
  • 1/2 - 12/14/14 - Holiday Halfathon - 1:13:31
  • Marathon - 10/04/15 - Twin Cities - 2:38:46

Short-Term Running Goals:

2016 Races

Clearwater Halfathon - Jan 11
Donna Hicken Marathon - Feb 14
Gasparilla 15k - Feb 20
Florida Beach Halfathon - Mar 6
??? Chicago Marathon ???

Long-Term Running Goals:

Find balance. Run with my girls. Break 15 in the 5k.

Personal:

Born in 1973 in Southern California.

Ran in high school for Arcadia. They have a famous cross-country team now. In my day, we were famous for dodging our coach during runs.

Over the next 15 years I ran very little, but life was awesome. I lived mostly in Northern California, where I met my wife. We moved back to her native state of Florida in 2005, where I gradually started running more seriously.

 

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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
247.502.005.500.00255.00
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
4.000.003.000.007.00

7 miles at track with Anthony and Sean. Workout was 6 x 800 in 2 sets of 3, 200 rest, 400 between sets.

2:53.7, 2:49.9, 2:47.5, 2:41.0, 2:38.8, 2:38.1

 

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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
8.000.000.000.008.00

8 miles at lunch with Quint.

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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
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7 miles at lunch with Quint.

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Race: Florida Beach Halfathon (13.109 Miles) 01:28:41, Place overall: 23, Place in age division: 3
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
15.000.000.000.0015.00

Last half-marathon in a series today. I had no motivation to race, but I did want to get out and run. I made a plan with a friend who was hoping to run a PR, 1:25-1:26.

Having me as a pacer is apparently is the best way to come up short. Around the 6 mile mark he threw in the towel, and we eased off. A couple miles later I remarked the race became a lot more fun after we relaxed and stopped worrying about a goal. "No - it still sucks" he said.

I got home and ran another mile with Anna on her bike. I was fairly sore, which given the pace is a little sad.

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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
6.000.000.000.006.00

6 miles at lunch with Quint. Sweating weather is starting up.

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Got stuck at work, no track.

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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
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Quint got stuck at work, but Jim met me for 6 at lunch.

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I can't remember this far back, but I think I ran. 

I guess I'll take a zero to make up for Garmin trimming my runs year round.

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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
8.000.000.000.008.00

8 miles at lunch with Quint.

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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
2.000.000.000.002.00

A couple miles with the girls on their bikes before going to Gainesville overnight with Allison. We walked around UF and she showed me points of interest. Great campus.

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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
3.000.000.000.003.00

3 miles in Gainesville with Allison.

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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
8.000.000.000.008.00

Decent 8 mile lunch run with Q.

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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
4.000.000.000.004.00

4 miles with Quint, couldn't make it to track.

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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
6.000.000.000.006.00

6 miles with Quint.

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0, a strange mid-afternoon St. Patrick's dinner with coworkers.

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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
4.000.000.000.004.00

4 miles with Quint but I turned back early. My chest hurt near my ribcage and made running uncomfortable. I thought I might have cancer but Mike said he's tweaked a muscle there too.

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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
4.000.000.000.004.00

Ack I fell behind. Running so many 5:00 tempos I got sick of blogging.

Or something like that. I'll try to reconstuct the pitiful last two weeks.

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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
31.000.000.000.0031.00

31 miles, 7:49 pace. It wasn't pretty, and it got me done.

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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
9.000.000.000.009.00

AM: 0. I had my clothes arranged, coffee made, lunch made, but still slept through my window to go running. On the other hand, I was exhausted and sore from running more on Sunday than I ran all of the previous week.

PM: 9 miles at lunch with Quint with a guest appearance by Mike.

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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
13.500.000.500.0014.00

AM: 4 miles.

PM: 10 miles at track. I didn't do the workout, just trying to rebuild some base. It was a good group out there today, and it was inspiring to see everyone banging out descending 400s. I know I look like a loser just jogging in circles, but I'm plotting a return.

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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
20.000.000.000.0020.00

AM: 12 miles. Did Christina's tempo with her, 10 miles ~6:50.

PM: 8 miles at lunch with Quint. 

Very tired.

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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
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10 miles at lunch, out onto the Causeway for a change.

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No running. Started work early and drove up to Jacksonville afterwards with the family. 

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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
16.000.000.000.0016.00

16 miles. Woke up slowly and carried on the traditional trip to Panera with Mimi and the girls. Lots of grabbing, roiling and spilled hot chocolate. Around 9am Allison and I slipped out and ran 10.5 miles together. Dark clouds and some rain, but nice run. About half on the beach, trying to figure out how to raise our kids and what's up with Jon Snow. I dropped Allison off and went out for 5.5 more.

We were listening to the radio on the way to lunch and there's a guy in the Jacksonville area named Big Lou who advertises term life insurance. We heard a couple of his commericals, which target different high-risk pools. The one I liked was aimed at 50+ guys with Type 2 diabetes on statins. It ends with "I'm Big Lou - I'm just like you - I'm on meds too".

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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
13.000.000.000.0013.00

After Easter candy was accounted for, went our for 6 miles, picked up Allison and did another 7 together. A lot of clouds again, beautiful beach running. Drove back home later in the day. That's three roadtrips in three weekends.

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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
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AM: 8 miles.

PM: 8 miles at lunch with Quint.

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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
6.002.002.000.0010.00

10 miles at track. It rained most of the afteroon, but that petered out just as we were getting started. There was a good group there tonight. Workout was 4x1 mile, 400 rest. I tried to hang off the back of the Mike/Sean/Anthony pack, but blew up on the last lap of the second repeat. Shifted after that and finished the last two out with Quint and Jim.

5:25, 5:33, 5:58, 5:55

I have two principles guiding my running now: 1) Don't do intervals until I've rebuilt my base 2) Don't run with my shirt off until I lose weight. I broke both of these rules tonight, and didn't look good in the process. But sometimes you just have to face the muzak.

Anthony ran very well, passing Sean on his last repeat. Mike blew the doors off his last mile and looks like he's in sub-16 5k shape.

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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
8.000.000.000.008.00

8 miles at lunch.

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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
20.000.000.000.0020.00

I took a day off work to focus on other things stressing me out- taxes, house chores, bills.

I considered going to a movie or something, but instead I ran a bunch and took a nap. My ankles are hurting quite a bit - probably from ramping up quickly, but that's a new one. On the positive side, I've lost 3-4 lbs in the last 1.5 weeks.

AM: 12 miles.

PM: 8 miles - picked up Elise from school. They have an awesome program two days a week called "Run Club" - the kids wear a pedometer and meander around a small infield track. I did two miles there, drove her home, then met Quint for another 6.

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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
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