Random Inspirational Quote

Columbus Marathon

Recent EntriesHomeJoin Fast Running Blog Community!PredictorHealthy RecipesJoebell1981's RacesFind BlogsMileage BoardTop Ten Excuses for Missing a RunTop Ten Training MistakesDiscussion ForumRace Reports Send A Private MessageWeek ViewMonth View
15% off for Fast Running Blog members at St. George Running Center!



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)


Win the IT Race SeriesThe Champ is Back! 

10/21: Columbus, OH Marathon - 3:09:51

11/3/2018: Indy Monumental Marathon - 2:55:50 (Bandit)

11/10/18: Tunnel Hill 100 mile - DNF - Drop Down to 50mi. - 8:39

Series 8k's: 30:43, and 30:50

Short-Term Running Goals:

Start Training for Spring Marathons: Carmel and Boston

2/16: Series 10k - 36:19

3/2: Series 5k - 17:19

3/30: Carmel Marathon - 2:47

4/15: Boston Marathon - 2:49

5/4: Indy Half - 1:19



Long-Term Running Goals:

R2R2R in Grand Canyon, 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.  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: 0.00 Month: 188.70 Year: 774.50
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: 454.46
Vilano Bike On Mag Trainer Lifetime Miles: 125.25
Saucony A5 - Green Lifetime Miles: 119.94
Saucony Peregrine - Black Lifetime Miles: 424.57
Saucony Kinvara 6 - White Lifetime Miles: 584.36
Hoka One Infinite Lifetime Miles: 891.17
Hoka Arahi Lifetime Miles: 1099.56
Saucony Iso Lifetime Miles: 71.80
Blue Clifton 4 Lifetime Miles: 762.15
Red Peregrine 7a Lifetime Miles: 178.90
Red Peregrine 7b Lifetime Miles: 127.60
Hoka Clifton 5 Lifetime Miles: 875.17
Brooks Adrenaline - Navy Lifetime Miles: 908.25
Race: Columbus Marathon (26.219 Miles) 03:09:53, Place overall: 193, Place in age division: 32
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance

MAde the 3 hour drive Sunday morning and got to park in a pretty good spot, and with enough time to jog a bit before and pick up packet.  Wanted at least 30 miles today, and hoping for sub 3hours. 

warmed up with slow jogging before the race - about 3 miles.  Good weather, and a lot of people to contend with to get to bathrooms and corral.  Awesome race experience at the start line with a Thunderstruck montage, and fireworks.  Dude messed up the national anthem lyrics... :)

Anyway, race went just fine  through 17-18 miles.  Clicking off 6:40-6:55 miles, with GPS way off from about mile 4.  The 3 hour pace group was crazy big and made it tough to get water at aid stations, but, I think I managed to hit when I needed.  Mile 19 split had a pretty good hill, and a slower split for me where I los the group a little bit.  A well placed Clif gel at taht point really gave me a boost. and I started feeling good in some downhill miles: 21-23 miles were 6:19, 6:26, and 6:35.  Even passed the pace group and was targetting other people to pick off, my previous favorit game to play when I was oyounger man :)  Then, started fading again: 7:11, and then a dizzy feeling turning in to a severe dizzy spell.  HAd to walk mile 26... Not good.  I bounced back a little bit and ran hard over the finish line.  GPS showed 27 miles.  Crushed some food and warmed back up in the car.  took a a few minutes to recover and regain my senses.  27 miles - 3:09:51


Brooks Adrenaline - Navy Miles: 30.30
Weight: 0.00
From Jason D on Tue, Oct 30, 2018 at 19:21:43 from

That's a good way to get a strong long run in for ultra prep. Nice work.

Add Your Comment.
  • Keep it family-safe. No vulgar or profane language. To discourage anonymous comments of cowardly nature, your IP address will be logged and posted next to your comment.
  • Do not respond to another person's comment out of context. If he made the original comment on another page/blog entry, go to that entry and respond there.
  • If all you want to do is contact the blogger and your comment is not connected with this entry and has no relevance to others, send a private message instead.
Only registered users with public blogs are allowed to post comments. Log in with your username and password or create an account and set up a blog.
Debt Reduction Calculator

Featured Announcements
Web fastrunningblog.com