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Location:

Arlington,VA,

Member Since:

May 31, 2012

Gender:

Male

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

 

 

Personal:

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: Alexandria Turkey Trot (5 Miles) 00:25:14, Place overall: 7, Place in age division: 2
Total Distance
10.00

Going in I thought I would do well as I'm in top shape coming off of my peak race at the Richmond half less than two weeks ago. Having recovered from that and having put in a fast 400 workout, I figured I could flirt with 5:00 pace for the 5 miles. Got pretty close!

It was cold, about 30 with a wind chill of 23 so I had to wear winter racing gear. It was fine though and it didn't bother me. The only part was when I lost my pack at mile 4 which was into the wind in uphill.

I was excited when I went out slightly sub ten for the first two miles with little effort. The leaders were already gone by that point but I could tell I was much closer to them than in recent years. Mile three was fine but it got a little hairy at mile 4 when I was getting pretty tired. The D1 dudes, GRC guys, former D1 guys, and the lone Ethiopian made it a challenge but I hung in there albeit off of my (knowlingly crazy) goal of 5 flats. Here are my splits from my GPS:

5:01,4:56,5:01,5:12,4:56 - too bad that 5:12 couldn't have been a 5:01! But hey, when you basically go out at 15:30 for the first 5K, things will happen!

One more little race before my semi-annual break/recovery then the base work begins for next spring. This race is a great race, one of my favorites.

Results

Adidas Supernova.5 Miles: 5.00VaporFly 4% Miles: 5.00
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