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Location:

Columbus,IN,US

Member Since:

Jun 13, 2011

Gender:

Male

Goal Type:

Boston Qualifier

Running Accomplishments:

A bunch of Marathons -- PR - 2:48:53 (Fall 2014)

A bunch of Half Marathons -- PR - 1:19:20 (Aug. 2015 - Converted)

10k - 36:30 Unaided // 35:25 (July 2014 - Aided)

5k - 17:28 (Aug. 2015)

1mi. - 4:58 (July 2014 - Track)

 

Short-Term Running Goals:

 

5/16: G. Canyon - R2R2RGot It!! (about 13 hours)

6/22: Series 5k - 17:xx   17:47

9/28: Mill Race Marathon - 2:49:xx

11/9: Tunnel Hill 100 - Let's Finish the distance !  

 

Long-Term Running Goals:

R2R2R in Grand Canyon  5/18/19 

Wonderland Trail, JMT,

Marathon < 2:45

Half Marathon < 1:18

Top 10 in Bluegrass 10k

5k < 17

Personal:

400m/800m competitively in track in high school.  Took 15 years off. Started running again in 2010.  Married to my beautiful wife, Tiffany, with 2 little boys, now 4 and 6.  I'm a civil engineer working for the Indiana DOT in Seymour, IN.   I live in a slightly larger town about 20 miles north - Columbus, IN.  Originally from Lexington, KY.

 

Favorite Blogs:

Miles:This week: 21.20 Month: 113.30 Year: 2654.91
Barefoot Running Lifetime Miles: 4.00
Swimming Lifetime Miles: 6.20
Elliptical Lifetime Miles: 81.50
Vilano Road Bike Lifetime Miles: 964.88
Vilano Bike On Mag Trainer Lifetime Miles: 125.25
Saucony A5 - Green Lifetime Miles: 176.24
Saucony Peregrine - Black Lifetime Miles: 426.07
Saucony Kinvara 6 - White Lifetime Miles: 617.96
Hoka One Infinite Lifetime Miles: 891.17
Red Peregrine Velcro Lifetime Miles: 267.10
Red Peregrine NO Velcro Lifetime Miles: 133.30
Clifton 4 Blue 1 Lifetime Miles: 746.85
CLIFTON 4 Blue 2 Lifetime Miles: 134.68
Race: Boston Marathon (26.219 Miles) 03:34:51, Place overall: 10486, Place in age division: 3577
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
30.100.000.000.0030.10

Boston Marathon! 

Made the trip, finally!!  Driving from Indiana, was a 15 hour drive.  Definitely a journey to get to the start line.  The wife and I and the 3 and 5 year old piled in the family car and started driving on Friday afternoon.  Got to Boston Saturday afternoon.  Checked into the Bostonian ($500/night - what a rip off!), whic we discovered was a tiny room, with no frig, microwave, or avaialbel ice machine.  terrible hotel.  Valet parking was required and cost $51/night.  

I'll just stick to the running portion of the story: I came to Boston in no kind of shape for running a decent marathon.  The weeks preceding were my hjighest mileage weeks, and were 60 mile weeks.  Showed up knowing the race was to be an experience, rather than a race.  IT was every bit of the spectacle I had heard about.  Wellsley girls, Boylston St., all the people, the hills, heartbreak hill, etc.  A great experience.  I struggled to keep the 7:15 pace as planned, but, no matter.  I experienced Boston.  

Hoka Arahi Miles: 30.10
Weight: 0.00
Comments
From Mike on Tue, May 07, 2019 at 11:23:53 from 168.213.5.107

Congratulations! Boston is a must. I wish I could have warned you to do an air b&b instead of the hotel although!

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