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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:

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 (15:29, 10th)

10/7             Army 10 Mile (54:47, 24th)

11/3             St. Rita's 5K (15:45, 4th)

11/10           Richmond Half Marathon (1:09:14, 13)

11/22           Alexandria Turket Trot 5M

12/1             Capitol Challenge 5K (Sacramento)


2019 Race Schedule

3/16             Shamrock Half Marathon

4/7               Cherry Blossom 10 Mile

4/28             Pike's Peek 10K

5/6               Broad Street 10 Mile

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: 25.00 Month: 51.50 Year: 3933.50
Adidas Takumi Sen Flats Lifetime Miles: 95.00
Adidas Adios 3 Lifetime Miles: 90.00
NB Vazee Pace.2 Lifetime Miles: 120.50
Saucony Zealot Lifetime Miles: 171.00
Adidas Supernova.5 Lifetime Miles: 490.50
Adidas Sub 2 Flats Lifetime Miles: 18.50
VaporFly 4% Lifetime Miles: 20.00
Race: Army 10 Mile (10 Miles) 00:54:47, Place overall: 24, Place in age division: 9
Total Distance

that was a rough one. It wasn't a terrible race but times were slow due to the fact that it was 72 degrees with a 70 dew point when the race started. I had some issues around mile 6 and 7 and lost my pack. Decided I wouldn't be a wuss and sped up again. I probably left 20-30 sec out on the course but man I'm tired now. Glad I didn't just jog it in.

It was quite hard after 6.5 miles. I was on an uphill portion of the bridge having serious negative thoughts, doing every coping strategy I could not to slow down. It's that really scare point in a race where you have to face the truth about yourself, after your ego drops away. You've got to have faith and believe you can do it which is not easy and hot and humid conditions with no possibility of a PR. I tripped up a bit and had a 5:39 mile in there before calming down and focusing on the task at hand. Basically I hoofed it instead of jogging in.

After the race my legs were a wreck. While cooling down I got quite dizzy and despite pounding two full bottles of water, did not pee for a long while. Once I ate something I felt better. I raced alright given the conditions but it's just so damn frustrating when we have July weather in October.

On to November, lower dew points, and better days.

Photo credit Charlie Ban



Adidas Supernova.5 Miles: 4.00
From Martin on Tue, Oct 09, 2018 at 07:23:18 from

Still a good race, congratulations!

From PoolRun4life on Tue, Oct 09, 2018 at 18:09:21 from

Thanks! I'm definitely tired like I would be had i run a PR effort.

From Tyler on Wed, Oct 10, 2018 at 08:00:45 from

Love the picture. You know when you can see the humidity hanging in the air like that, you'll be taking a ride on the pain train. Nice race.

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