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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
Saucony Kinvara 7.1 Miles: 19.50Adidas Supernova.4 Miles: 31.00Saucony Breakthru Miles: 5.00Adidas Takumi Sen Flats Miles: 5.00
Total Distance

AM: 10 with 8 x 200m

PM: 1 hr. pool run

got a little work in without doing too much before a race on Wednesday. man it's getting hot. I felt much better today after two nights of 8 hr sleep and a 3 hr nap yesterday. I think my body just needed to catch up on recovery. 

Saucony Kinvara 7.1 Miles: 10.50
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Total Distance

AM: 7 miles

PM: off. racing Wednesday

Adidas Supernova.4 Miles: 7.00
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AM: 5 miles with 3x200m. Hot and humid

Saucony Breakthru Miles: 5.00
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Race: Firecracker 5K (3.107 Miles) 00:15:46, Place overall: 3, Place in age division: 3
Total Distance

AM: 1.8 WU 5K race 2.1 CD

Official race time: 15:45. Well what can I say? My PR in the 5K is 15:24 and I ran that pace today but for a tougher course added to the fact that it was a long course and there you go. I ran exceptionally well and stayed strong when it got tough. Did I mention the fact that it was 80 degrees with a 75 dew point at start time? I can't wait for a flat, accurate course on a 55 degree day. I feel like I could break 15:20.

Started by feel, ran with Stein, Whitlow, and Greg for the first two miles. Stein took off as expected at the 2 mile mark. Greg did a short burst to gap me a bit. I fought quite hard and Greg was not able to open a larger gap but I was also not able to catch him.

Considering the conditions today I did really well and won 100 bucks too. I wonder what I would have run on the flatter, cooler Lima 5K course. I'm guessing 15:20s for sure. Strava auto splits from my GPS: 4:58,4:54,4:58, (4:57 pace last .2)


Adidas Takumi Sen Flats Miles: 5.00Adidas Supernova.4 Miles: 2.00
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AM: 8 miles on trails + standard core routine

PM: 4 miles

Humid as shi t again. 

Adidas Supernova.4 Miles: 12.00
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AM: 10 miles around Burke lake

Very humid again. Even shoes were soaked 

Adidas Supernova.4 Miles: 10.00
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AM: 3 WU 3x(400,300,200),200 2.8CD

Wonderful weather with low humidity and in the low 60s. Getting that final mile workout in before the mile race next Friday evening. It's amazing how little volume makes you so tired when done at mile pace. 200m recovery after the 400 and 300 then 400m recovery after the 200 to separate sets. I wanted to do 4x200 after but my legs were done and I had enough. 
Lets see if I can remember all of my splits: (65,49,31)(64,48,32)(65,49,32)31

Saucony Kinvara 7.1 Miles: 9.00
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Saucony Kinvara 7.1 Miles: 19.50Adidas Supernova.4 Miles: 31.00Saucony Breakthru Miles: 5.00Adidas Takumi Sen Flats Miles: 5.00
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