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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 

7/4               Firecracker 5k 

7/13             Midsummer Night's Mile

9/1               Kentlands/Lakelands 5K

9/15             Dulles Runway 5K

9/22             Clarendon Day 10K

10/7             Army 10 Mile

11/10           Richmond Half Marathon

11/22           Alexandria Turket Trot 5M

12/9             Jingle All the Way 15K

 

 

 

Personal:

Live near DC in Arlington, 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: 72.00 Month: 247.00 Year: 2009.00
Adidas Takumi Sen Flats Lifetime Miles: 82.50
Adidas Adios 3 Lifetime Miles: 84.00
Saucony Kinvara 7.1 Lifetime Miles: 241.00
Saucony Breakthru Lifetime Miles: 200.50
Adidas Supernova.4 Lifetime Miles: 262.00
Total Distance
82.00
Saucony Triumph ISO.2 Miles: 28.00Adidas SNG Boost 7 Miles: 41.00Saucony Kinvara 5.1 Miles: 9.00
Total Distance
16.00

16 progression run. Ran by myself but my splits were great and I felt better. Ran 5:21 average for the last 4 miles.

Saucony Triumph ISO.2 Miles: 16.00
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Total Distance
13.00

AM: 8 easy

PM: 5 easy with 5x150m strides and drills + standard core routine, stretch, foam rolling.

well I have a cold. All the zinc tabs and sleep couldn't stop the enevitable but it's only a slight bug, I still feel good, just full of snot.

Adidas SNG Boost 7 Miles: 13.00
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Total Distance
13.00

AM: 2.5 WU 800,800,1600,800,800 2.5 CD   (2:30, 2:24, 4:53, 2:23, 2:23)

PM: 4 easy + lifting routine, stretch, foam rolling.

short and sweet workout. great weather today. Looking good for the races the next two weeks. This evening the hobby joggers and fair weather cyclists were out in force. You've got to dodge the ones who have no trail etiqutte whatsoever.

Saucony Kinvara 5.1 Miles: 9.00Adidas SNG Boost 7 Miles: 4.00
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Total Distance
13.50

AM: 8 easy + standard core routine, stretch, foam rolling.

PM: 5.5 with .5 straights and curves

pleasant this morning, very warm this evening. Remember that time where it went from winter to summer in one day on March?  Itchy-ass legs: tights and cold temps to shorts and sweating (and dodging hobby joggers and cyclists). Great weather though

Adidas SNG Boost 7 Miles: 13.50
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Total Distance
12.00

AM: 7 easy + alt. core routine, stretch, foam rolling

PM: 5 with one mile pick-up at race pace

warm, even humid. Had to take my shirt off this evening. That's right folks. Monday was full winter tights, hat and gloves etc. Thursday evening it's a shirtless summer time run

 

Saucony Triumph ISO.2 Miles: 12.00
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Total Distance
5.00

5 easy after the long car ride to Ohio

Adidas SNG Boost 7 Miles: 5.00
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Race: Beer Bottle Open 4 Mile (4 Miles) 00:20:29, Place overall: 1, Place in age division: 1
Total Distance
9.50

A few months ago my aunt Deb planned a weekend where the who family could come back and celebrate my Grandma's 80th birthday. Everyone lives so spread around the country that it's very hard to get everyone home for a holiday like Christmas. It just so happened that the weeked she chose was the same date as the Beer Bottle Open 4 mile in Columbus Grove, the best race in Putnam County. 

The Beer Bottle Open was the brainchild of Jerry Bunn and a couple of his buddies back in the late 70s. They were a product of the first running boom and wanted to have a race in Columbus Grove and of course, talking over some beers decided to name it the Beer Bottle Open. The race has been going on since 1979 I believe and is part of the Ohio Grand Prix, a collection of races known for their good courses, locations, and event history.  I found out about the race back in 2003 when as a high school junior, I began heading up to CG to run with the CC cross country boys over the summer.  I was always amazed at the top ten guys at the BBO and how fast they could run. Most years it is won in low to mid 20s but every now in then you'd have a couple guys going under 20. Back in it's hey dey a few guys went 19:30s. Indeed the course record is 19:07 by Chris Prior, a form Olympic Trials qualifier. I've always wanted to come back home and have a go at the race and this weekend and the Patbird's birthday worked out well.

I realized when I got to CG high school that the weather was good and the wind, which is usually an obnoxious NW Ohio gale, was only a minor nuisance. I also realized when my Dad's sister's and cousins showed up that I'd have a lot of people going crazy cheering for me in the race. The first mile was right on, 5:00. I had a guy to run with half way through that mile since he was doing 800 on 800 off workout. I wish he would have changed his workout to "pace Deters through two miles." Once I got into the second mile and the cone turnaround, I was 10:11 through two miles and I fell off the pace. I tried to concentrate on putting in surges but being out there by yourself with no one else to compete against, it was tough to stay on top of the pace. I realized aafter I did another 5:11 that I would not be near my goal but did a good job of picking it up a bit for a last mile in 5:06. I didn't go balls-to-the-wall but just got in a solid effort because I have a big race at Shamrock next week!

It was a fun race and I wish I could come back and run it more often. Seeing old friends like Eckman, an old CC/track teammate, and running with my cousins was fun.  It was also quite hilarious having my family out there going nuts after winning the race. I proceeded to have a bowl of hobo stew washed down with a Busch Light (of course).

Results

Me and Jerry

The cousins and uncle Dave, who ran

Redbird, Patbird, and all of the cousins.

Adidas SNG Boost 7 Miles: 5.50
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Total Distance
82.00
Saucony Triumph ISO.2 Miles: 28.00Adidas SNG Boost 7 Miles: 41.00Saucony Kinvara 5.1 Miles: 9.00
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