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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)


Win the IT Race SeriesThe Champ is Back! 

10/21: Columbus, OH Marathon - 3:09:51

11/3/2018: Indy Monumental Marathon - 2:55:50 (Bandit)

11/10/18: Tunnel Hill 100 mile - DNF - Drop Down to 50mi. - 8:39

Series 8k's: 30:43, and 30:50

Short-Term Running Goals:

Start Training for Spring Marathons: Carmel and Boston

2/16: Series 10k - 36:19

3/2: Series 5k - 17:19

3/30: Carmel Marathon - 2:47

4/15: Boston Marathon - 2:49

5/4: Indy Half - 1:19



Long-Term Running Goals:

R2R2R in Grand Canyon, 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.  6' tall and fluctuate around 150lbs.  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: 30.00 Year: 430.78
Barefoot Running Lifetime Miles: 4.00
Swimming Lifetime Miles: 6.20
Stationary Bike Lifetime Miles: 96.10
Grand Canyon Hiking Lifetime Miles: 71.20
IN State Park Hiking/Trail Running Lifetime Miles: 217.95
Elliptical Lifetime Miles: 81.50
Vilano Road Bike Lifetime Miles: 964.88
17 - Salomon Speedcross 3 - Black Lifetime Miles: 454.46
Vilano Bike On Mag Trainer Lifetime Miles: 125.25
Saucony A5 - Green Lifetime Miles: 119.94
Saucony Peregrine - Black Lifetime Miles: 424.57
Saucony Kinvara 6 - White Lifetime Miles: 584.36
Hoka One Infinite Lifetime Miles: 891.17
Hoka Arahi Lifetime Miles: 989.26
Saucony Iso Lifetime Miles: 71.80
Blue Clifton 4 Lifetime Miles: 762.15
Red Peregrine 7a Lifetime Miles: 178.90
Red Peregrine 7b Lifetime Miles: 127.60
Hoka Clifton 5 Lifetime Miles: 863.17
Brooks Adrenaline - Navy Lifetime Miles: 721.14
Race: Valentimes 10k (6.214 Miles) 00:37:34, Place overall: 2, Place in age division: 1
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance

AM Series Race in Seymour.  Cold and strong headwind south to north.  That wind felt negatively influential for about 1-2 miles of the race.  Otherwise this is a flat faster course usually.  I did not go in expecting much after the 50k last week, but, still was happy to have company and get to talk to a bunch of friends before and after. 

Jogged a bit for warmup with Nathan, hit the bathroom, and toed the line.  ~6:00 pace felt manageable most of the race.  I was running clear second, about 45sec-1 minute back from one of my good friends, Luke (first place guy).  Luke missed a turn, and I was fortunate enough to see him still.  After yelling at him and getting his attention to turn around, I did a little weaving and slowed down a bit to let him catch back up and regain lead.  So, that may have been about 20-30 seconds difference, but, not worth the poor sportmanship.  That resulted in a couple 6:15 miles.  All in all, I'm about where I thought I was, maybe a little ahead, factoring in the 50k fatigue, that I am definitely still feeling. 

10k - 37:34  (6:01, 5:54, 6:03, 6:15, 6:15, 5:57, 1:07)


Saucony Kinvara 5 Miles: 7.97
Weight: 0.00
From Jake K on Sat, Feb 14, 2015 at 17:40:50 from

Classy move. You wouldn't want to win that way, although if you are in the lead, you better know the course :-)

I don't know how you move up and down in distances (so drastically) so quickly and run well at both ends of the spectrum.

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