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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)

8K      26:30 (2012)

10K    32:06 (2015)

10M    52:23 (2017)

Half     1:09:45 (2015)

Mar.    2:29:41 (2015)

Short-Term Running Goals:

Stay injury free, consistently train, and enjoy running

PR in the 5K,10K,10M this spring.






Long-Term Running Goals:

2018 Spring Race Schedule

2/3               For the Love of It 10K (1st overall 32:57)

3/4               St. Pat's 5K and 10K (3rd overall 32:51)

3/18             Shamrock Half  (4th overall 1:09:56

4/8               Cherry Blossom 10 Mile

4/29             Pike's Peak 10K

5/6               Broad Street 10 Mile

6/9               Lawyers Have Heart 10K

7/4               Freedom 5k or 10K

11/10           Richmond Half Marathon





Live near DC in Arlington, 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: 84.00 Month: 242.00 Year: 1346.00
Adidas Takumi Sen Flats Lifetime Miles: 59.50
Adidas Adios 3 Lifetime Miles: 84.00
Adidas Supernova.3 Lifetime Miles: 506.00
Saucony Kinvara 7.1 Lifetime Miles: 115.00
Saucony Breakthru Lifetime Miles: 51.00
Race: Freedom 5K (3.107 Miles) 00:16:05, Place overall: 1, Place in age division: 1
Total Distance

Once again July 4th rolled around and I was back in Ohio. I've run the Freedom 5K a total now of 10 times between 2002-2017. It's a fun race with a fair course and it always brings in some fast guys that end up running sub 15:30 for the win most years.  This year, however, was strangely different.

My buddy Dickman was not there this year, Tom was out of shape since he's been busy getting a new coaching position, and Dustin ended up having a bad race. Kind of strange not to have som 15 low dude around at this race. Anyway I went out and I was all alone. 5:02 through the mile which is just fine. It was windy in that direction but overall humidity and temperature wasn't that bad. However, I started pushing but I was slowing down. A 5:09, then a 5:17 and I was running all out.  I'm not sure what's been wrong with me for the past two months but I;ve been running like shit. I'm guessing it's bombing/burning out after Cherry Blossom in April, having a little depression episode in late April/May and not really running too much. Whatever it was I ran 30 seconds faster in this race last year.

At any rate, no one was faster than me today and I'll take a win here, a race that I've been wanting to win for awhile, despite the fact that it's the slowest winning time in 15+ years of the race. Most non-runners don't understand how you can be a little worried/bumbed having won a race, so you just say "thanks" when they congratulate you. The truth is that it felt a little hollow winning this one. Don't get me wrong I'm happy but also worried about how I felt running.

Now on to marathon training. No more summer races for me.

Article about my win



Saucony Triumph ISO2 Miles: 4.00Adidas Takumi Sen Flats Miles: 3.00
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