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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
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Saucony Triumph ISO2 Miles: 14.00Adidas Takumi Sen Flats Miles: 3.00Adidas Glide Boost 8.3 Miles: 24.50
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5 miles + several strides, standard core routine, foam rolling

Saucony Triumph ISO2 Miles: 5.00
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5 miles easy

Saucony Triumph ISO2 Miles: 5.00
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Race: Freedom 5K (3.107 Miles) 00:16:05, Place overall: 1, Place in age division: 1
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Once again July 4th rolled around and I was back in Ohio. I've run the Freedom 5K a total now of 10 times between 2002-2017. It's a fun race with a fair course and it always brings in some fast guys that end up running sub 15:30 for the win most years.  This year, however, was strangely different.

My buddy Dickman was not there this year, Tom was out of shape since he's been busy getting a new coaching position, and Dustin ended up having a bad race. Kind of strange not to have som 15 low dude around at this race. Anyway I went out and I was all alone. 5:02 through the mile which is just fine. It was windy in that direction but overall humidity and temperature wasn't that bad. However, I started pushing but I was slowing down. A 5:09, then a 5:17 and I was running all out.  I'm not sure what's been wrong with me for the past two months but I;ve been running like shit. I'm guessing it's bombing/burning out after Cherry Blossom in April, having a little depression episode in late April/May and not really running too much. Whatever it was I ran 30 seconds faster in this race last year.

At any rate, no one was faster than me today and I'll take a win here, a race that I've been wanting to win for awhile, despite the fact that it's the slowest winning time in 15+ years of the race. Most non-runners don't understand how you can be a little worried/bumbed having won a race, so you just say "thanks" when they congratulate you. The truth is that it felt a little hollow winning this one. Don't get me wrong I'm happy but also worried about how I felt running.

Now on to marathon training. No more summer races for me.

Article about my win



Saucony Triumph ISO2 Miles: 4.00Adidas Takumi Sen Flats Miles: 3.00
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Off. taking a little break before marathon training. Wondering why I ran so slow yesterday. Ate a bunch of garbage too

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Drove back to VA today and ate Wendy's. It was really good but I don't feel great after yesterday's food choices.

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AM: 5 miles + standard core routine, stretch, foam rolling

PM: 5 miles 

Ran to and from work.

Adidas Glide Boost 8.3 Miles: 10.00
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AM: 10.5 miles easy + foam rolling, stretch, ankle routine

PM: 4 miles 

Adidas Glide Boost 8.3 Miles: 14.50
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Saucony Triumph ISO2 Miles: 14.00Adidas Takumi Sen Flats Miles: 3.00Adidas Glide Boost 8.3 Miles: 24.50
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