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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

11/3             St. Rita's 5K

11/10           Richmond Half Marathon

11/22           Alexandria Turket Trot 5M

12/9             Jingle All the Way 15K





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.



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1 hr. of pool running.

20 min running.  I have no Idea how far I am going. I'm working back up to an hour of easy running everyday.

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AM: 1 hr. pool running 

PM: 20 minutes running + standard core routine, PT

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AM: 1 hr. pool running


PM: off.  Need a day for my weak achilles complex to heal.

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AM: 1 hr. pool running

PM: 25 minutes on treadmill....getting faster and going longer! Standard core routine + achilles PT

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22 min treadmill running. Core routine, Achilles PT

As with all my posts, I really have no idea how far I'm going.  I got up to 7.5 on the treadmill for 10 minutes of my run today so I am now able to go much faster than the 30 second bursts of 5.3 I started at.

By the way, standard core routine involves a minute plank, 45 sec side planks on each side, another minute plank, oblique work, 30 push-ups, and supermans all in one routine. I usually do the ab machine a bit as well.

Achilles PT involves weighted flat ground calf raises, right leg-balancing, and some light lunges.  Nothing too complicated but these things are really helping my leg get stronger.

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AM:  1 he. Pool run

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Not sure how far i went but it's probably a little further than 3 miles but I am going to be purposefully conservative in my estimates until I switch back to recording my runs by miles.  I won't do this until I can hit an hour easy everyday so until then, estimates will suffice.

I went out for 30 minutes in the rain and I was just fine.  My ankle was slightly sore but not my achilles, it is the top of my foot that's tired and sore.  I'm assuming this is because it hasn't had to work in a real running motion for 5 months.  Even a million calf raises can not prepare everything in my ankle for running.

Anyway I went to the pool for an hour afterwards.  I was very tired after that.  Sore and tired...going to be a long road back.  Getting used to being sore is a good start.

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