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New Years Day 5k

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Member Since:

May 31, 2012



Goal Type:

Local Elite

Running Accomplishments:

Post High School Road PRs

Mile         4:30 (2016)

5K          15:24 (2017)

10K        31:48 (2018)

10M       52:23 (2017)

Half     1:09:14 (2018)

Mar.    2:29:41 (2015)

Short-Term Running Goals:

Stay injury free, consistently train, and enjoy running

PR in the 5K,10K,10M, half marathon






Long-Term Running Goals:

2019 Race Schedule

1/1               New Years Day 5k (1st, 16:08)

2/3               For The Love 10k 

3/16             Shamrock Half Marathon

4/7               Cherry Blossom 10 Mile

4/28             NJ Marathon ?


9/29             Berlin Marathon




Live near DC in Fairfax, VA. Hoping to train tough and see what I've got before time and other responsibilities catch up to me.



Favorite Blogs:

Miles:This week: 71.00 Month: 232.75 Year: 232.75
Adidas Takumi Sen Flats Lifetime Miles: 98.50
Adidas Adios 3 Lifetime Miles: 90.00
Adidas Sub 2 Flats Lifetime Miles: 18.50
VaporFly 4% Lifetime Miles: 20.00
New Balance 890v6 Lifetime Miles: 65.00
Adidas Supernova.6 Lifetime Miles: 197.75
Race: New Years Day 5k (3.107 Miles) 00:16:08, Place overall: 1, Place in age division: 1
Total Distance

AM: 3 WU 5k race 3CD

PM: standard core routine + 1hr. Pool run, hot tub 

Well I knew going in that I wouldn’t be very fast as I’m not in shape for racing yet. I’ve been feeling flabby as my diet over the break and the holidays hasn’t been very good. Got on the scale this morning and was shocked to see 150 (my best racing weight is 143-45). it's pretty normal to be heavy in the off season but certainly racing during that time can be a key dow. However, all and all a good day as I won the race! Time to start eating a little better and enjoy the grind.

Also decided to keep this log going. There's certain features that are still much better than Strava, such as the shoe manager. But more importantly the act of writing a recap on a race or workout here helps me keep in touch with how I'm feeling and progressing.




Adidas Takumi Sen Flats Miles: 3.50Adidas Supernova.6 Miles: 6.00
From Tom K on Thu, Jan 03, 2019 at 07:15:30 from

Hey, I'm glad you're staying. I read your reports every now and then, and I am always impressed with the steadiness in your training.

Congratulations on the win!

From jtshad on Mon, Jan 07, 2019 at 10:28:46 from

Glad you are staying. A discussion on another FRB page recently discussed the health and features of FRB. Not sexy but very friendly and easy interface here.

From Jason D on Mon, Jan 07, 2019 at 19:02:27 from

Thanks for continuing to post, Matt. I've enjoyed reading over the years.

My FRB activity is down overall, but for me the blog indispensable (for many reasons). Very easy to check what you did for a certain week or month or year. I have always thought that Strava could benefit from a race report feature.

Cheers and nice win.

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