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For the Love of It 10k

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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.



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
Saucony Ride 10 Miles: 16.00Adidas Supernova.2 Miles: 40.00Saucony Kinvara 7 Miles: 10.00Adidas Supernova.3 Miles: 10.00Adidas Takumi Sen Flats Miles: 6.50
Total Distance

AM: 16 miles progression

PM: 1 hr. Pool run 

Muddy out in some spots but the rain held off for the most part which was nice. Last 5: 5:48,5:38,5:35,5:33,5:30. It actually felt pretty easy to go that pace even with the muddy path. I am feeling really strong so far this cycle.

Saucony Ride 10 Miles: 16.00
Total Distance

AM: 8 miles

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


Adidas Supernova.2 Miles: 13.00
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AM: 3 WU 3200,4x800 1.9 CD   10:28,2:27,2:27,2:25,2:26

PM: 5 miles + ever evolving kettlebell routine. Very col/windy

windy. Got some decent work in but nothing too intense or hard. A bit tired going in. Winter is back 

Saucony Kinvara 7 Miles: 10.00Adidas Supernova.2 Miles: 5.00
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AM: 7 miles

PM: 5 miles + 5x10sec hill strides + standard core routine

One less mile today as I am backing down and resting up a bit for a few days before Saturday's "race." It will be 20 degrees Saturday morning on a hilly 10K course but I feel like it will be an important part of learning to race before the real races in March and April. I also need a bit of a down week to absorb and last month of training, which has gone very well.

Adidas Supernova.2 Miles: 12.00
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AM: 5 miles

PM: 5 miles with 5x20sec strides + light core 

recovery day. It was 40 this morning and the high today is 53. Guess what the temp will be for the race the day after tomorrow?  16 degrees. I shit you not. Even colder than New Year's. This wishy washy weather grinds my gears. I should know better than to try to race in February. That's almots like racing a 5K in August and complaining because it's a humid 90 degrees. It will be a good workout at least. Just another step toward my real goals in March and April.

Adidas Supernova.2 Miles: 10.00
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Noon: 5 miles. very windy and chilly

Adidas Supernova.3 Miles: 5.00
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Race: For the Love of It 10k (6.214 Miles) 00:32:58, Place overall: 1, Place in age division: 1
Total Distance

Not an easy course due to the constant rolling hills and it was cold: about 17 degrees at race start. Luckily it was not that windy. took it easy first two miles and began to accelerate after that. I wanted to break 33:00 knowing that times from this race have historically been slow even from very fast area runners like Graham and Jerry. I felt very strong and tied Graham's time from last year which bodes well for me in March and April. This race was a great opportunity for specific training for the half marathon and 10 miles races this spring.

PM: 1 hr. Pool run 


Adidas Takumi Sen Flats Miles: 6.50Adidas Supernova.3 Miles: 5.00
Total Distance
Saucony Ride 10 Miles: 16.00Adidas Supernova.2 Miles: 40.00Saucony Kinvara 7 Miles: 10.00Adidas Supernova.3 Miles: 10.00Adidas Takumi Sen Flats Miles: 6.50
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