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St. Rita's 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

3/16             Shamrock Half Marathon

4/7               Cherry Blossom 10 Mile

4/28             NJ Half 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: 10.00 Month: 128.50 Year: 4010.50
Adidas Takumi Sen Flats Lifetime Miles: 95.00
Adidas Adios 3 Lifetime Miles: 90.00
NB Vazee Pace.2 Lifetime Miles: 130.50
Saucony Zealot Lifetime Miles: 196.00
Adidas Supernova.5 Lifetime Miles: 532.50
Adidas Sub 2 Flats Lifetime Miles: 18.50
VaporFly 4% Lifetime Miles: 20.00
Race: St. Rita's 5K (3.107 Miles) 00:15:54, Place overall: 6, Place in age division: 3
Total Distance

I wanted to hop into a race to see where I was at basically the beginning of my come back to training after the Chicago marathon a month ago.I knew I would not be that fast and that the race would hurt because I am a few pounds heavy and not in race shape after a break and a shoddy diet for the past few weeks. All in all I am happy with it and I actually felt good and had a lot of fun at a race for a change. It's amazing how you feel running when the dew point is not 60 plus.

The race started slow with a large pack. People were being stupid with the slow pace since I knew all of those guys have easily run in the 15:20s in the past year. I took the lead at 1.5 and increased the pace knowing I would be destroyed by my competitors who had not run a marathon just a few weeks ago. In a way that was a lot of fun. Sure enough by 2.5 they were pulling away, the lactate in my muscles built and no kick was to be had. It was fun.

I ran nice negative splits: 5:08,5:06,5:01,(4:56 pace for the last .1) for 15:54. While not too fast I ran against others, never took a split during the race, and focused on the actually racing others instead of hitting some sort of stupid time and not listening to my body. I know I will quickly chop time off of this after just a few weeks of training. I know this because last year I cruised a 15:31 for 3rd while in good shape two weeks out from Richmond marathon. May not get a chance for a fast 5K until well into next year though.


PM: 1 hr. pool run

Adidas Takumi Sen Flats Miles: 3.50Adidas Supernova Miles: 6.00
From Glory in the long run on Sun, Nov 05, 2017 at 15:30:47 from

I hate it when everybody's wearing the same uniform up front. But that's just me. Good race for you, fun to just race. So if you hadn't taken the lead they'd have just left it til late?

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