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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)

8K      26:30 (2012)

10K    32:06 (2015)

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 this spring.






Long-Term Running Goals:

2018 Spring 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

4/29             Pike's Peak 10K

5/6               Broad Street 10 Mile

6/9               Lawyers Have Heart 10K

7/4               Freedom 5k or 10K

11/10           Richmond Half Marathon





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.



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It is mid-summer and this week is a scheduled down week.  I am looking to run about 35-40 miles this week.  I decided to take today off after a hard effort last night.  This Saturday will be the Rockville Rotary Twilight 8K which is a popular race among the better runners in the area. I'll get to see what my basework has done so far on Saturday since I will be better rested than at any other race since the 10K last May.

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7 easy after work.  Hot outside again, 100+ degrees tomorrow. No dreadmill though..effed up my internal pace maker by making like a hampster.

New Balance 890v.2 Miles: 7.00
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7 easy. Hot (what else is new).

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7 Easy...hotter than hell.

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7 easy followed by barefoot strides and drills.

4 mile hash run (will count as 2 miles)

New Balance 890v.2 Miles: 9.00
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I went on a hash run last night with my friends.  It was  alot of climbing, hiking, and trudging my way through a shallow river in the rain.  Not exactly training but it did leave me feeling more tired than I would have liked going into tomorrow's race a little more rested so I am nixing my easy 4 miles today for a day off.  I'm excited about tomorrow's race.

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Race: Rockville Rotary Twilight 8K (4.97 Miles) 00:27:05, Place overall: 45
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A twilight race is a little tricky because you are not sure about what to eat during the day.  At about 3:00 p.m.  I was starving so I had some three cheese tortellini without really thinking about it. By 8:30 p.m.  I could tell that the digestion did not go as planned....

As I warmed up in the rainy evening I was excited because my legs felt great.  We started the race in the dark and I ended up putting out a 5:12 first mile and felt pretty amazing.  The course was pretty hilly...up and down, up and down.  Went through the two mile marker in 10:3X something and that's when I got a side stitch and stomach issues...I tried my best to deal with it but it lingered for two miles.  Although I pushed through it the best I could,  I feel that I could have gone 26:50 without this issue, or at least sub 27:00. But I know that this will come, along with the tempo runs, the speedwork, etc. for the fall. Sorta pissed me off though but next time I'll be ready.

As you can tell from my lackluster 45th place showing, this race is a summer's who's-who of the local racing scene, with Ethiopians and one really fast white guy taking the the cash awards.  Needless to say, their pace was about 4:50/mile.

On a bright note, my fall goal was to break 16:30 in the 5K...I honestly think I should aim to break 16:20!  That is, if I get a chance to race a 5K amid the various 8 and 10s in the area.

 Great race, lunch mistake, but it could have been worse.  Alright with it.


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