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Member Since:

Jun 13, 2011



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


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: Indy 500 Fest Half (13.109 Miles) 01:25:15, Place overall: 184, Place in age division: 18
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance

Promising progress toward recovering fintess levels! 

Bandit racing of Indy half in the rain.  Game time decision to make the drive up to the City from Columbus this morning.  There was supposed to be an I-65 hard closure starting Friday night, but, it got delayed due to the rainy weather.  

Made it to the start line in time to almost get in position within corrals to not be slowed down by the crowd, but, not quite.  Mile 1 was 6:40, and required a bit of effort to weave in and out of the crowd.  Actually got settled pretty well in to 6:15-6:25 pace for most of the splits.  Encouraging step forward in fitnedss and progress.  In my rush, I forgot to wear the watch, and the phone with Strava record app. didn't work out.  It apparently stopped recording somewhere around the Racecar track.  I got in another high five at the racetrack finish line from Frank Shorter :) 

Judging by the folks I finished around, and the percieved effort, a 1:25 was pretty close to accurate for actual finishing time.  A long way to go, but, progress to be certain.  Would have been nice to see splits in the end - I felt like it was a pretty good effort.  Saw some familiar faces, surprisingly.  Lisa S., Kevin and Gary, and even Perez.  In all that crowd, its funny taht I saw that many ppl. that I knew.  

Blue Clifton 4 Miles: 14.30
Weight: 155.60
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