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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     1:09:45 (2015)

Mar.    2:29:41 (2015)

Short-Term Running Goals:

Stay injury free, consistently train, and enjoy running

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






Long-Term Running Goals:

2018 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 (53:10)

4/29             Pike's Peak 10K (31:48)

5/6               Broad Street 10 Mile (52:38)

6/9               Lawyers Have Heart 10K (33:03)

7/4               Firecracker 5k (15:45,3rd)

7/13             Midsummer Night's Mile (4:33,3rd)

9/1               Kentlands/Lakelands 5K (16:01 2nd)

9/22             Clarendon Day 5K

10/7             Army 10 Mile

10/20           Remembrance 5K

11/10           Richmond Half Marathon

11/22           Alexandria Turket Trot 5M

12/9             Jingle All the Way 15K





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: 42.00 Month: 227.50 Year: 3034.50
Adidas Takumi Sen Flats Lifetime Miles: 91.50
Adidas Adios 3 Lifetime Miles: 90.00
Adidas Supernova.5 Lifetime Miles: 331.00
NB Vazee Pace.2 Lifetime Miles: 43.50
Saucony Zealot Lifetime Miles: 59.00
Race: Firecracker 5K (3.107 Miles) 00:15:46, Place overall: 3, Place in age division: 3
Total Distance

AM: 1.8 WU 5K race 2.1 CD

Official race time: 15:45. Well what can I say? My PR in the 5K is 15:24 and I ran that pace today but for a tougher course added to the fact that it was a long course and there you go. I ran exceptionally well and stayed strong when it got tough. Did I mention the fact that it was 80 degrees with a 75 dew point at start time? I can't wait for a flat, accurate course on a 55 degree day. I feel like I could break 15:20.

Started by feel, ran with Stein, Whitlow, and Greg for the first two miles. Stein took off as expected at the 2 mile mark. Greg did a short burst to gap me a bit. I fought quite hard and Greg was not able to open a larger gap but I was also not able to catch him.

Considering the conditions today I did really well and won 100 bucks too. I wonder what I would have run on the flatter, cooler Lima 5K course. I'm guessing 15:20s for sure. Strava auto splits from my GPS: 4:58,4:54,4:58, (4:57 pace last .2)


Adidas Takumi Sen Flats Miles: 5.00Adidas Supernova.4 Miles: 2.00
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