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Location:

Columbus,IN,US

Member Since:

Jun 13, 2011

Gender:

Male

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

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, 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: 247.25 Year: 247.25
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: 234.75
Saucony A5 - Green Lifetime Miles: 180.34
Saucony Peregrine - Black Lifetime Miles: 426.07
Saucony Kinvara 6 - White Lifetime Miles: 635.80
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: 752.55
CLIFTON 4 Blue 2 Lifetime Miles: 748.43
Saucony Iso 2 - Gray Lifetime Miles: 10.00
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
10.000.000.000.0010.00

AM: Beer Mile! this morning.  Four of the QuaffON! guys and I decided to give this silliness a try.  The challenge is this:  Chug a beer, run 0.25mi., Chug another beer, run 0.25mi., chug/run, chug/run.  This was not as fun as it sounds.  First of all, the weather was not ideal - 55 degrees, but pouring rain.  So, I decided to go for broke and ran shirtless as well...

After beer number one in about 30 seconds, I ran my quarter and was back at the start line for beer 2.  At this point I knew I would be a DNF.  Beer 1 was really hurting the stomach, already.  Beer 2 barely went down in about a minute, and I was a solid 2 minutes behind the leaders.  I dragged my butt another 0.25mi. and was in misery.  I got back to star for Beer 3 and could barely manage to sip any of it.  Fortunately, 2 of the other guys were in the same shape, and we agreed to call it quits.

Props to Dan and Tim for finishing.  Final time for them was 8 something.  World record for this is like 5 minutes...

ANyway, after that craziness, further craziness ensued - the rain here in Indiana had not quit since the night before, and alot of more remote roads and ditches were flooded.  The group went on a sobering 8-9 mile jog through the park in Brown County.  We mostly stuck to the very soggy trails, but ran in to a portion of the road part we were running where the water was rushing over it in a river like flow.  Fortunateley, the other guys are very familiar with the park, and waded a cross.  

We kept a pretty  good pace it felt like and this became a good adventurous hour or so of running.

Calling it 10 miles for the day, and about 80 minutes 
 

13 - Brooks Adrenaline GTS 13 - Blue Miles: 10.00
Weight: 0.00
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