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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: 18.30 Month: 256.95 Year: 1815.83
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: 165.24
Saucony Peregrine - Black Lifetime Miles: 426.07
Saucony Kinvara 6 - White Lifetime Miles: 613.66
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: 128.60
Race: Firecracker 5k (3.107 Miles) 00:18:36, Place overall: 1, Place in age division: 1
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance

AM: CR Series race:  this is the one that is in Tipton Lakes neighborhood about 3.5 miles from the house.  Good morning for running - overcast and about 70 degrees.  Jogged over from the house and ran a bit of the course with some strides to warmup.  About 5 miles of WU, which I liked this time - think I will stick with longer warmups for 5ks from now on.  Anyway, nothing too exciting about the race.  There were a couple high school kids there that did the usual 4:45 pace for about a half a mile and then faded.  Actually had one who I thought looked pretty strong hang with the moderate 5:50 pace for about a mile, but then he actually came to a stop and I never saw him again.  Solo in 1st at 5:50 pace in a 5k is pretty sad :)  The course has a nice little climb in the third mile, so my effort got pretty high on that, but I was pleased to see a time at a bit slower than my time from last year (this year was minus the moster finish kick I had to muster last year to hold off a guy).  5k Race - 18:36 -- Splits: 5:52, 6:01, 5:54 and about 5:40 pace for last bit.  Hoping it translates to a similar 10k performance as last year's around this time.  Finished up and got some water and then went back out for some MP paced stuff - 2mi. at MP - 13:00, jogged a bit and then about another half a mile pickup (about MP) to finish up before the awards were handed out.  CD with a jog back home at about 8:40 pace.  Other than some sore spots on the left leg, I am feeling like I have recovered from Spring and am rounding back in to shape. 

PM: easy bike over to Menard's to pivk up new fuacet head for kitchen sink.  kept really relaxed - 50 minutes for about 12 miles

the little guy was still napping when i got home.  Got to sieze ever one of those opportunities.  Snuck out for an easy 4 mi. jog - about 8:30 pace, after the bike ride.  Very hot outside - 90 degrees and sunny.

Vilano Road Bike Miles: 11.9713 - Brooks Adrenaline GTS 13 - Blue Miles: 4.0015 - Brooks Glycerin 11 - Blue Miles: 15.13
Weight: 148.20
From SlowJoe on Sun, Jun 29, 2014 at 19:14:52 from

A win is a win, nice going.

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