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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: 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
Race: Huff 50k (29.62 Miles) 03:50:25, Place overall: 6, Place in age division: 2
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance

this race turned out well, but not as expected. 


40 degrees, but snow on the trails in Albion, IN this morning.  The course is a 2x15mi. loop with a little bit of road running, one water crossing, but about 80% of the trails were non-technical/manageable.  Partly due to the Saloman Speedcross 3's, I think - they get an A+ rating for trail running from me BTW.

Very good pacing hleped me today.  It all worked out - went out at right about what I thought was manageable, given recent low mileage in training.  Think the splits from 2 laps were almost identicle: 1:55:xx for the first lap, 1:55:xx for second. 

Lap 1: 8:03, 7:39, 43, 34, 29, 31, 38, 33, 34, 38, 45, 53, 8:16, 7:44, 7:34

Lap2: 7:59, 32, 46, 42, 50, 51, 50, 32, 8:02, 7:47, 7:26, 8:04, 8:09, 7:55, 4:31 for 0.62mi. ?  Second lap I moved up about 10 places, and was literally blowing past people - again the correct pace was planned and dialed in from the beginning (I'm very proud and surprised with myself :) )

Yeah, I don't know what was going with this course, but, it was likely that my Garmin was just losing signal.  I also stopped to use bathroom twice and a couple times required stopping at aid stations.  Much different from road races - less aid stations, and they almost require you to stop at them... at least in this trail race :(.  I hit every one - mostly just pounding about 3 gatorade cups and a water since the aid stations were at about every 4-5 miles and I carried 5 GUs with me.  Nonetheless, it worked out for my GI system for some reason, and I managed to not really ever crash.  Prob also attributed to running a manageable pace (especially in the beginning of the race)

Good race - well organized and decent enough swag/food/aid stations and directions.  The 3 hour drive wasn't too bad either.  Might do this one again if I can get some company next year.


IN State Park Hiking/Trail Running Miles: 29.6217 - Salomon Speedcross 3 - Black Miles: 29.62
Weight: 155.00
From FREYGUY on Sun, Dec 29, 2013 at 15:11:39 from

Hey, Great race!! As you know, I'm still fighting the 20-22 mile mark. Marathon distance should be a breeze for you now

From Jake K on Sun, Dec 29, 2013 at 15:35:12 from

Nice race Joe. That even pacing really works wonders, especially when you go beyond the marathon. Seems like you had the pace dialed in perfectly.

From SlowJoe on Wed, Jan 01, 2014 at 10:53:12 from

Wow, great job Joe. 50k, dang... Sounds like you ran a really smart race.

From Jon on Sat, Jan 18, 2014 at 15:38:06 from

3:50 for a first 50k is awesome. Good work.

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