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November 16, 2018

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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     1:09:45 (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 (54:47, 24th)

11/3             St. Rita's 5K

11/10           Richmond Half Marathon

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

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: 53.00 Month: 148.00 Year: 3739.00
Adidas Takumi Sen Flats Lifetime Miles: 91.50
Adidas Adios 3 Lifetime Miles: 90.00
NB Vazee Pace.2 Lifetime Miles: 108.50
Saucony Zealot Lifetime Miles: 148.50
Adidas Supernova.5 Lifetime Miles: 358.50
Adidas Sub 2 Flats Lifetime Miles: 18.50
Total Distance

AM: 9 easy + standard core routine, stretching, foam rolling.

PM: 5 easy + 4x10sec steep hill sprints.

Allergies are starting to get annoying and it was 94 hot degrees on the run home

How much fun would the US Half Marathon Champs be? http://www.capitalcityhalfmarathon.com/champs-standards.shtml the entry standard is sub 1:08 half...that sounds extremely fast for a club runner with average talent (at best) with a full time job and other priorites. At the same time I've learned there are benefits to dreaming of the impossible and living each day slowly making it a reality. That's what running is all about. You really think I put in 100+ for 14 weeks for my health? 

Saucony Triumph ISO Miles: 14.00
From Jake K on Mon, Aug 17, 2015 at 17:06:52 from

It's an amazing experience. They've tightened up the standards... the first couple years I ran the half champs in Duluth, I think you could get in w/ a sub 70. Definitely something worth dreaming about and chasing after.

You basically need to extend out your Cherry Blossom pace for another 5K. That's do-able with a bit more endurance, and having a really good race (and a fast course).

From Drew on Mon, Aug 17, 2015 at 17:30:37 from

If your talent is average at best I may as well take up bridge. Well, I've been thinking about taking that up anyway.

From Jason D on Mon, Aug 17, 2015 at 19:27:33 from

That's "only" a PR of 1:46. Wasn't your last half PR 5+ minutes? :-)

You've only had one buildup of higher mileage too. As I recall you were peaking out at 70-75, maybe 80 before marathon training and the stretch of 100 mile weeks. With your patient approach and another buildup or so you can get there.

Set the bar high.

From Freakitypopo on Tue, Aug 18, 2015 at 06:53:58 from

I appreciate the support guys. I was thinking the same thing about Cherry Blossom extending 5:11 pace to the full. I may not get a chance this season since my half is only in a month and I won't run another for a long while.

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