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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     1:09:45 (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 

7/4               Firecracker 5k 

7/13             Midsummer Night's Mile

9/1               Kentlands/Lakelands 5K

9/15             Dulles Runway 5K

9/22             Clarendon Day 10K

10/7             Army 10 Mile

11/10           Richmond Half Marathon

11/22           Alexandria Turket Trot 5M

12/9             Jingle All the Way 15K

 

 

 

Personal:

Live near DC in Arlington, 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: 15.00 Month: 147.50 Year: 2248.50
Adidas Takumi Sen Flats Lifetime Miles: 87.50
Adidas Adios 3 Lifetime Miles: 84.00
Saucony Kinvara 7.1 Lifetime Miles: 296.00
Saucony Breakthru Lifetime Miles: 252.50
Adidas Supernova.4 Lifetime Miles: 388.50
Race: USATF Club Cross Country Champs (6.214 Miles) 00:34:18, Place overall: 306, Place in age division: 32
Total Distance
9.00

Last August a couple of guys were trying to put together a team to run Club Nats this year. At first we had a lot of interest and then it fizzled as one guy after the other couldn’t make it. Unfortunately we bought our plane tickets so we ended up going without a full team and half of us beat up and recovering from fall marathons. As always, it was fun at any rate. Unfortunately, this will probably be the last time we run clubs. Just not worth the internal club strife.

The race started in the 20s with windchills in the teens. It was also snowing. A legit CC course, rolling hills, elbows, and surges filled my legs with led. I ran like shit. The course was tough but I think I ran like ass mostly because it was freezing, I wasn’t used to CC terrain at all, and I ingested about two months worth of alcohol Tuesday at a concert and Thursday at the club party. I was rather bloated and unprepared to race. I thought I could get away with it but damn, I’m not 22 anymore. You can’t run fast on shoddy sleep and garbage. You just can’t.

I did my best but ran like 34:18. I’ve run 33:03 in 2014 and 33:06 in 2016. We had an amazing time afterwards at the party and this event served as a stark reminder that you’ve got to take care of yourself and respect your body as it gets older, or suffer the consequences. Considering how many beers I can put down in one night, I really need to stay away from the stuff.

Time to focus on getting strong, putting in the miles, and focusing on next spring. It’s going to be a long and very cold winter.

Results

Adidas Supernova.2 Miles: 3.00
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