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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     1:09:14 (2018)

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:

2019 Race Schedule

1/1               New Years Day 5k (1st, 16:08)

2/3               For The Love 10k 

3/16             Shamrock Half Marathon

4/7               Cherry Blossom 10 Mile

4/28             NJ Marathon ?


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.



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Miles:This week: 40.00 Month: 201.75 Year: 201.75
Adidas Takumi Sen Flats Lifetime Miles: 98.50
Adidas Adios 3 Lifetime Miles: 90.00
Adidas Sub 2 Flats Lifetime Miles: 18.50
VaporFly 4% Lifetime Miles: 20.00
New Balance 890v6 Lifetime Miles: 65.00
Adidas Supernova.6 Lifetime Miles: 181.75
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
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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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