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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 (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

11/3             St. Rita's 5K

11/10           Richmond Half Marathon

11/22           Alexandria Turket Trot 5M

12/9             Jingle All the Way 15K

 

 

 

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: 58.00 Month: 210.00 Year: 3390.00
Adidas Takumi Sen Flats Lifetime Miles: 91.50
Adidas Adios 3 Lifetime Miles: 90.00
NB Vazee Pace.2 Lifetime Miles: 91.50
Saucony Zealot Lifetime Miles: 98.00
Adidas Supernova.5 Lifetime Miles: 141.00
Adidas Sub 2 Flats Lifetime Miles: 15.00
Total Distance
320.00
Adidas Supernova.2 Miles: 170.00Saucony Ride 10 Miles: 86.50Adidas Takumi Sen Flats Miles: 7.50Saucony Kinvara 7 Miles: 49.50
Total Distance
11.50

AM: 7 miles with 5x1min on, 1min float.

PM: 4.5 miles

threw in a little pick-up to keep it light before Sunday's race

Adidas Supernova.2 Miles: 4.50Saucony Ride 10 Miles: 7.00
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Total Distance
6.00

AM: 6 miles + 3 strides

Adidas Supernova.2 Miles: 6.00
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Race: Run With Santa 5.1K (3.107 Miles) 00:15:55, Place overall: 4, Place in age division: 2
Total Distance
11.00

This course is long so that sucks. Damn Bolas and Ethiopian just sat on the leader and after a 5:05 mile I took the pace and with the overall downhill second mile ran 4:51. I figured if I wanted to run an even half way decent time I had to make it an honest race. I knew those guys were after the money ($300,200,100) and I knew those guys were just dicking around with me. Reed got me too. Finished a spot out the money. Improving though. I like my GAP pace. Per Strava splits: 5:05,4:51,5:03,XX. I think the course was a bit long during the last 0.1.

PM: 1 hr. Pool run

Results

Attempting to keep the pace honest right at the start of the second mile. Wish I were in the kind of shape that I could race for the win for once.

Adidas Takumi Sen Flats Miles: 3.50Adidas Supernova.2 Miles: 7.00
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Total Distance
13.00

AM: 8 miles

PM:  5 miles + standard core routine

love the calm and crisp mornings this time of year

Adidas Supernova.2 Miles: 13.00
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Total Distance
10.00

AM: 3 WU 1600,1200,3x800 2.5 CD

PM: off. Went to The National concert

5:04,3:40,2:24,2:24,2:23. Short and quick cut-down before clubs this weekend. I'm not in tip-top shape for a race but I'm not in terrible shape either. It will be much better than last year regardless

Saucony Kinvara 7 Miles: 10.00
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Total Distance
10.00

Noon: 10 miles + standard core routine

Saucony Ride 10 Miles: 10.00
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Total Distance
10.50

AM: 6.5 miles

PM: 4 miles with 4x20sec strides

getting cold. Winter is coming

Adidas Supernova.2 Miles: 4.00Saucony Ride 10 Miles: 6.50
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Total Distance
4.00

PM: 4 miles easy on tomorrow's course. It's VERY cold

Adidas Supernova.2 Miles: 4.00
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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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Total Distance
12.00

AM: 12 miles easy in Lexington KY. Very cold. 18 degrees

Adidas Supernova.2 Miles: 12.00
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Total Distance
13.00

AM: 8 miles

PM: 5 miles with 5x20sec strides + standard core routine

 

Adidas Supernova.2 Miles: 13.00
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Total Distance
14.00

AM: 2.8 WU 7xBluemont Hill circuits 2.8 CD

PM: 5 miles slow + standard core routine

7 x circuit. Regular hills are closed at MC memorial. I decided to carve out a circuit on the shorter Bluemont Junction hill. I started a little off but I think I've refined the circuit to allow a 1:00-1:05 climb and a 20sec downhill fast stride. Only did 7 today but will hope to get to 10 at some point in the next month

Iwo hill circuit:

1:38-1:28 40 ft. climb, 1:25-1:27 jog, 22-23 sec downhill stride -10ft,  55-57 sec jog

Bluemont Hill circuit

1:00-1:05 30 ft. climb, 1:20-1:25 jog, 20 sec stride - 17 ft, 25-30 sec jog
 

Saucony Kinvara 7 Miles: 9.00Adidas Supernova.2 Miles: 5.00
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Total Distance
13.00

AM: 8 miles, very cold

PM: 5 miles w/4x20sec strides + standard core routine

cold

 

Adidas Supernova.2 Miles: 13.00
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Total Distance
13.00

AM: 8 miles + foam rolling, 2x5 burpees

PM: 5 miles with 5x20sec strides

cold/windy this evening

 

Saucony Ride 10 Miles: 13.00
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Total Distance
0.00

Sick. I woke up and the tickle in my throat and runny nose has turned into a bad cough and I have a stronger headache. I don't want to get bronchitis or some other shit trying to run a workout in the cold while sick.  Need to get better

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Total Distance
11.00

noon: 11 miles + standard core routine

Feeling a little better but hacking up crap. I'm looking forward to getting rid of the cough.

Adidas Supernova.2 Miles: 11.00
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Total Distance
12.50

AM: 12 miles + 5x20sec strides

alright today, stil coughing

Saucony Ride 10 Miles: 12.50
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Total Distance
12.00

AM: 7 miles

PM: 5 miles with a few strides + standard core routine

 

Adidas Supernova.2 Miles: 7.00Saucony Ride 10 Miles: 5.00
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Total Distance
14.00

AM: 2.8 WU 6x800 2.8 CD

PM: 5 miles + standard core routine + foam rolling

Garbage workout really. Slow. I've been sick and I never felt too good. It's basically just to keep the legs ticking over though as this is basically base season for a big spring. 

2:35,2:31,2:31,2:28,2:29,2:28

Saucony Kinvara 7 Miles: 9.00Adidas Supernova.2 Miles: 5.00
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Total Distance
12.00

AM: 6 miles

PM: 6 miles with 5x10sec hill sprints + standard core routine

 

 

Adidas Supernova.2 Miles: 12.00
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Total Distance
13.00

AM: 8 miles

PM: 5 miles

 

Saucony Ride 10 Miles: 13.00
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Total Distance
13.50

AM: 3.2 WU 9 x Bluemont Hill Circuit 1.6 CD

PM: 4 miles + standard core routine

The bhill circuit is a climb of 30 ft. anywhere from 1:05-1:11 with a 1:20-1:25 jog and 18-20 sec downhill fast stride then 26-30 sec jog.  Had a pretty good workout today and did nine. Felt strong

Saucony Kinvara 7 Miles: 9.50Adidas Supernova.2 Miles: 4.00
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Total Distance
12.00

AM: 12 miles 

Very warm and it wasn't raining. It's a great day. However, it will be VERY cold over my time back in Ohio

Adidas Supernova.2 Miles: 12.00
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Total Distance
19.50

AM: 19.5 miles moderate pace

PM: 1hr. Pool run

Attempted pick-ups with Jenn but then I ran ahead on a down mile and turned around to find Jenn but she was gone. She didn't stop to go to the bathroom and I was worried something happened. Then I ran back to Fletcher's. Looks like her pick-ups route and my group's pick-up route is different

Saucony Ride 10 Miles: 19.50
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Total Distance
10.00

AM: 10 miles + 5 x20sec strides + 8 burpees 

Christmas run. It's like a ghost town out there. No one is around. Very windy 

 

 

 

Adidas Supernova.2 Miles: 10.00
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Total Distance
0.00

Off. In a car all day traveling to Ohio. Ate like shit sadly 

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Total Distance
12.00

2.5 WU 2 x 10 min, 6 min, 3 min, 1 min

Well it was -6 degrees this morning so I went and bout a day pass at Northwest. Wanted to do 3 x 10 cruise intervals but the damn treadmill shut off at 6:00 on the third rep and I was pretty damn tired anyway so I increased the pace and ran fast for the 3 and the 1. I did 2:00-2:20 recovery between each rep. The first 10 was about 5:30, the second about 5:25, the 3 and the 1 at 5:10 and 5:00. All with a 0.5 incline to adjust for no wind resistance.

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Saucony Kinvara 7 Miles: 12.00
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Total Distance
12.00

AM: 12 miles in the freezing cold

-4 at the start. I think it went up to 3 above by the end. Legs never did feel right and the foam on my shoes was stiff. If it wasn’t for the warm micro climate of the face mask this would have been down right painful.

Adidas Supernova.2 Miles: 12.00
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Total Distance
0.00

Off. Sadly. Traveled all day back to Virginia. Feel like shit due to Christmas garbage i are all day yesterday. I really need some self control in the new year

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Total Distance
8.00

Noon: 8 miles + standard core routine

PM: 

Have the new year's race tomorrow but I'm heavy from Christmas garbage and my running has been all over the place. But it will be 13 degrees and windy so I read an not to worried about it.

Adidas Supernova.2 Miles: 8.00
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Total Distance
8.50

PM: 2.5 WU 4 mile "race" 2 CD

Signed up for the Fairfax four miler this evening. I wasn't in the mood to race at all and I gained some flab over the holidays. It didn'thelp it was 17 with wind chills in the single digits. I didn' do too well at all. I don't take splits in races but I will say I felt amazing for two miles but when it got tough I crumbled and went to a negative place of self doubt and self bad talk that I work everyday in my life to get away from. It won tonight but I know what I need to do to grow as a person at work and in my running in the new year. Splits per Strava: 5:12,4:52,5:29,5:31

Adidas Takumi Sen Flats Miles: 4.00Adidas Supernova.2 Miles: 4.50
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Total Distance
320.00
Adidas Supernova.2 Miles: 170.00Saucony Ride 10 Miles: 86.50Adidas Takumi Sen Flats Miles: 7.50Saucony Kinvara 7 Miles: 49.50
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