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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: 0.00 Month: 177.74 Year: 2719.35
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: 624.30
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: 191.78
Race: Gather for Giving (3.107 Miles) 00:18:05, Place overall: 2, Place in age division: 1
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance

AM: Series 5k Race across town - Really wanted to go for it today.  WU with a couple miles and some strides.  Plan was a 17:29 today - start with 5:35 and go from there.  I felt fine through the first mile and then was promptly passed by some guy I had never seen before.  As he slowly pulled away, I felt myself really lose focus and started worrying more about staying with him, than what my pace should be feeling like.  So, he pulled me in to a 5:30 mile 2.  I never saw this split on my watch, because I was already distracted with the amount of self doubt that had already crept in.  He was well ahead, and I thought I had really justfallen apart, and I did after that - 5:58 for last mile.  Followed up with a pretty weak kick, gasping for air and form flailing all over the place, I struggled in 18:05.  So much for PR today. 

Pretty frustrated with 5k's this year - huge 10k and 1mi. PR 2 weeks ago - both corresponding to about 17:15 in 5k, and the ability to stick with several guys in track workouts who run under 17min. 5k consistently... Why shouldn't I expect something in the low to mid 17's every time I run a flat 5k?  IDK.  At least there are plenty more opportunities. 

Ravenna 5 - Red Miles: 12.07
Weight: 0.00
From SlowJoe on Tue, Jul 22, 2014 at 17:55:40 from

I have a dark history with the 5k as well, I don't know the secret but racing a bunch of 'em can't hurt.

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