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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: Richmond Half Marathon (13.109 Miles) 01:09:14, Place overall: 13
Total Distance

Started the race looking to PR. I knewRichmond would be the place to do it since you could count on the weather. I had come off of a 5 week block of specific workouts and bigger volume and felt good. Came away with a 30 sec. PR.

It was breezy so I started relaxed with a pack then it was me and a GRC guy, 10 years my junior, in his debut half. 5:22,5:26,5:15 once we came out of the wind. After a 5:11 we were catching a few guys in the park where it got hilly after going past 10K a hair over 33 minutes. I broke away slowly after that and ran the rest of the race alone. Felt good late into the race for once and when the downhill came I floored it and was close to 16:00 the last 5K.

I also had the Nike VaporFly 4% shoes that feel odd as the stack height is high but they are light and that Zoom X foam plus the carbon fiber plate are amazing since I feel like you get more energy return. They definitely make you faster, as in more efficient, which helps. Love those shoes.

Happy to best a 3+ year PR.



Adidas Supernova.5 Miles: 2.00
From jtshad on Sun, Nov 11, 2018 at 16:47:21 from

Congrats on a strong race and PR!

From Jason D on Sun, Nov 11, 2018 at 17:24:41 from

Congrats on the PR, Matt. They are generally hard fought at your level.

From Eugene on Sun, Nov 11, 2018 at 18:07:52 from

Congrats on the PR! I'm sure it'll be nice to update the PR table

From Jacob Flaws on Sun, Nov 11, 2018 at 18:38:15 from

Great race! Congrats on the PR!

From fiddy on Sun, Nov 11, 2018 at 19:29:21 from

Nice work that final 5k.

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