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Location:

Columbus,IN,US

Member Since:

Jun 13, 2011

Gender:

Male

Goal Type:

Boston Qualifier

Running Accomplishments:

30 Marathons -- PR - 2:48:53 (Fall 2014)

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

10k - 35:25 (July 2014 - Aided)

5k - 17:28 (Aug. 2015)

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

Short-Term Running Goals:

Get faster at shorter stuff.  Spend more time at home and quit the "Long Stuff"

Indy Mon. Marathon - 11/4/2017 -- Pacing 3:10 group

Run some good 5, 8, 10k this Fall and Winter

Really train for a road marathon again:  Carmel Marathon - 3/31/2018

 

Long-Term Running Goals:

R2R2R in Grand Canyon

Marathon < 2:45

Half Marathon < 1:18

5k < 17

Keep my Long-term Running Goals consistent for more than a month...   Fail

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.  6' tall and fluctuate around 150lbs.  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: 32.30 Month: 103.00 Year: 3294.42
Barefoot Running Lifetime Miles: 4.00
Swimming Lifetime Miles: 6.20
Stationary Bike Lifetime Miles: 96.10
Grand Canyon Hiking Lifetime Miles: 71.20
IN State Park Hiking/Trail Running Lifetime Miles: 217.95
Elliptical Lifetime Miles: 81.50
Vilano Road Bike Lifetime Miles: 964.88
17 - Salomon Speedcross 3 - Black Lifetime Miles: 440.86
Vilano Bike On Mag Trainer Lifetime Miles: 125.25
Saucony A5 - Green Lifetime Miles: 104.64
Saucony Peregrine - Black Lifetime Miles: 424.57
Saucony Kinvara 6 - White Lifetime Miles: 569.36
Saucony Omni 13 - Black Lifetime Miles: 648.37
Saucony Ride 9 - Blue Lifetime Miles: 843.51
Blue Triumphs Lifetime Miles: 692.82
Hoka One Infinite Lifetime Miles: 649.17
Race: Oktoberfest 5k (3.107 Miles) 00:18:41, Place overall: 3, Place in age division: 1
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
1.000.003.150.004.15

5k Race in Seymour.  Quick WU - 1mi. +a couple pickups.  Paid the price in the race for lack of WU and recent poor training.  Unrecognized effort levels and uneven splits - Typical result for an undisciplined, undertrtained runner (That's me)  I ate way to close to the race and went out at an unrealistic pace for current specific fitness level. 

Splits:  5:39, 5:51, 6:13, and a similar similar pace on partial.  PAthetic - 18:41 for 3rd place and getting passed by a guy I should beat in the last hald mile.  

On a side note, I am not going to the 100 mile race.  I am scraping the idea and running 100miles altogether.   

Saucony Kinvara 6 - White Miles: 4.15
Weight: 0.00
Comments
From Glory in the long run on Mon, Oct 09, 2017 at 12:39:54 from 67.2.79.156

I understand about holding yourself to a high standard, but one thing I've learned from running is that we have to enjoy where we are. Was it a good result given your lack of training, bad eating, under-disciplined state? It can be motivation, but beating oneself up isn't always good motivation--at least for me. Just my $.02

From FREYGUY on Tue, Oct 17, 2017 at 08:17:52 from 74.134.40.51

You and I have logged a few miles together over the years. I've noticed that we both kind of 'peaked' around 2014. For me, I've had to realize that there has to be a good life balance. God has blessed both of us with two beautiful children and understanding wives which also demand some of our time. Try to fall back in love with running again... even if your not setting a PR every race :)

btw: I still hope to run a sub 3 marathon. I'm just not sure when. It's kind of hard to get there for me while only logging 40 to 50 miles a week.

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