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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: 37.20 Month: 216.15 Year: 216.15
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: 727.43
Race: Cheerfund 15k (9.44 Miles) 00:58:00, Place overall: 5, Place in age division: 2
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance

easy warmup with strides - still felt pretty tight.  Race was 3 laps around 5k course.  There relay teams and a 5k race running concurrently.  

Spent the whole race slowly chipping away at one of the lead pack falling off the too fast pace for the first couple miles.  Stuck to my plan very well - 6:10's, even splits.  I was happy to see that my first mile was right on target, even with the usual foolishness of a few and the consistently faster runners.  I often have made the mistake of chasing these faster guys since I know them so well from the other races.  Hopefully, this will be the start of a smarter racing plan.  Often times, like today, an even more manageable pace turns in to me catching some of these guys near the end.  

That was the case today - 6:08, 6:08, 6:16?, 6:08, 6:09, 6:09, 6:10, 6:08, 6:12, 2:32

Caught the 4th place guy at mile 8, but little did I know that he was some crazy ironman guy...

I pass him, he sticks with me, right behind me and huffing and puffing pretty hard - I admit his breathing threw me off... he blows by me with about 0.2 to go and I don't have the sprint speed to catch him - what a tough runner! :)  I was all out crossing the line and he put about 5 seconds on me! 

 58:00 - PR.  Happiness is now a pumpkin spice latte and some ice for my knees :)

Brooks Ravenna 3 - Orange Miles: 10.51
Weight: 0.00
From SlowJoe on Sat, Oct 13, 2012 at 12:26:03 from

Awesome race Joe - I was going to say something about how it must have been easier this time to race a 15K when you haven't just run a marathon, but again, you did just run a marathon. Your recovery ability is amazing. Congrats on the PR!

From Jake K on Sat, Oct 13, 2012 at 15:59:38 from

Great job - that's some stellar even pacing!

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