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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.


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Vilano Bike On Mag Trainer Lifetime Miles: 125.25
Saucony A5 - Green Lifetime Miles: 176.24
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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: Santa Hustle Half Marathon (13.11 Miles) 01:26:58, Place overall: 16, Place in age division: 5
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance

Started at what I thought would have been a manageable pace - wrong.  The legs are fatigued, and just not wanting to move like they were a month ago.  Solid first 4 miles, and at this point I felt the usual pains - left hamstring, knee, blah, blah... Nobody wants to hear somebody whine about injuries.  I kept it at around a little slower than MP the rest of the way, and finished.

Decent training run I guess :)  Oh well, at least I didn't pay for the race :)  Sorry, Indy, but, one hr long drive is enough for a half I haven't trained for... Yeah, no race day packet pickup for a 9am race.

6:16, 6:22, 6:16, 6:21, 6:27, 6:37, 6:35, 6:52, 6:56, 6:48, 6:50, 6:54, 6:51, 0:46

13.12 - 1:26:58

Brooks Glyerin 10 - Blue Miles: 15.75
Weight: 150.00
From SlowJoe on Sun, Dec 16, 2012 at 18:21:44 from

Could be worse, I think I hit 7:30 pace at the end of my last HM-fail.

When you get rid of the fatigue, you'll have no problem hoding that pace - definitely in your wheelhouse.

From Jake K on Mon, Dec 17, 2012 at 14:17:33 from

It takes a while to fully bounce back from multiple marathons. I agree w/ Joe, that's going to be marathon pace in the spring.

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