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O' Christmas Three Pt. One

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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: 0.00 Year: 2719.35
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: 125.25
Saucony A5 - Green Lifetime Miles: 176.24
Saucony Peregrine - Black Lifetime Miles: 426.07
Saucony Kinvara 6 - White Lifetime Miles: 624.30
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: 746.85
CLIFTON 4 Blue 2 Lifetime Miles: 191.78
Race: O' Christmas Three Pt. One (3.11 Miles) 00:18:59, Place overall: 8, Place in age division: 3
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance

AM: easy 4.1 mi. around county road loop



Mag  7 Race Series 5k at 2pm today.  Hilly, but great weather - 55 deg. and overcast.

Felt good today - tough course with downhill 1st mile, and I'm not in that great of shape right now to be honest. 

Splits: 5:45, 6:16, 6:23, 0:35

jogged a mile after the race, and then a mile later on the treadmill.  Been walking about 20-30 minutes a day additionally, and protein shakes after runs to keep soreness at bay (and hopefully strengthen these weak legs at some point)

Brooks Ghost 4 - Red Miles: 5.15Saucony Kinvara 2 - Black/Gold Miles: 4.77
Weight: 0.00
From Andrea on Sun, Dec 09, 2012 at 18:43:00 from

Nice race! I'm jealous of the weather there :)

Have you thought more about a spring marathon yet? Are you still feeling fatigue from the marathons this fall? Sometimes it takes a long while especially when you do multiple ones so close together.

From joebell1981 on Tue, Dec 11, 2012 at 05:37:33 from

Thanks, Andrea! It rained and got colder hours after I posted this, by the way :)

Yes - I have a long list of Spring Marathons right around the same time as Boston but closer to home (the baby is due April 22 :). I already gave my entry to a buddy (sshhh, don't tell anybody :) ), and he has reserved a campsite south of the finish line.

Good point - I'd definitely say there is some fatigue there. The legs have been "locking up" at the end of some runs that they weren't before. There will be a period between Christmas and February with less racing and some time to really rebuild.

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