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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: Reindeer Romp (4.97 Miles) 00:32:10, Place overall: 9, Place in age division: 2
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance

About a minute slower than last year's time in this race.  I was okay for the first mile in 6:05, or so.  For some reason I decided to start doing cross training for legs and core this week - mostly lunges, 1-leg squats, etc.  Only 2 days this week, with one 10 minutes worth yesterday...

I guess this was the culprit of the horrible lactic-type buildup that I felt in my quads in this race.  I could barely hold on to what was MP (and slower) a month ago.  8k - 32:10 :(   Whatever

Brooks Ravenna 3 - Orange Miles: 5.47
Weight: 152.00
From I Just Run on Thu, Dec 06, 2012 at 14:55:51 from

"46 Races this year" ... Are you serious? My daughter is on track to run 17 5K's (one every week) through the end of the year. I though that was nuts!

BTW, I see you ran the OKC half marathon, I ran the OKC full marathon this year :-)

I read an interesting article on the Marathon Nation website the other day, you might be interested in it. Here is a link:


From joebell1981 on Thu, Dec 06, 2012 at 17:22:29 from

Thanks, IJR. Yeah, I went a little over board on race count - wouldn't recommend it :) Congrats on the OKC Full - though, I think the half I ran was an inaugural Sunday race. Pretty small. My dad and I got lucky and were rolling through town on our way back from the Grand Canyon.

Very interesting article - thank you. I am always ready and willing to learn more about the actual biologial/chemical reasons about why I suck a little worse than usual on occasions :) So much of what is out there is false/misleading.

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