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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

3/16             Shamrock Half Marathon

4/7               Cherry Blossom 10 Mile

4/28             NJ Half 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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Adidas Sub 2 Flats Lifetime Miles: 18.50
VaporFly 4% Lifetime Miles: 20.00
Total Distance
New Balance 890v.2 Miles: 35.00New Balance 890v.2.2 Miles: 10.00
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10 easy today but once again the allergy medicine combined with the heat and humidity caused the last three miles to really hurt.

New Balance 890v.2 Miles: 10.00
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Felt much better today since I focused on staying hydrated.  I think my body is finally starting to get used to the allergy meds.  Ragweed season has started and the breathing has become a little wheezy.  Not much I can do about it except to take care of myself, sleep, and stay hydrated.

New Balance 890v.2 Miles: 7.00
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ran 4 this morning and went out to the DC roadrunners Bluemont 5K and ran it as a work-out.  I was saddened by the fact that I feel so drained and slow but then I remembered that it's allergy season, I'm in the middle of a training week, and this Zyrtec is drying me out.  oh well.  I'm tired.


New Balance 890v.2 Miles: 4.00
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Easy 7. Like the last 5 or six runs I've done I started feeling good.  But as I continued my legs felt like dead weight.  Same for yesterday's race and every other run lately.  I thought it could be that my shoes were done for...which they are but it feels more like dehydration.  No matter how much water I drink, I still am having the feeling.  I know it's not just the humidity and heat.  Afterall, I've been running in that since May.  This all started when I started taking my Zyrtec for my allergies...something about it dries me out to the point where I feel like ass on my runs.  I'm going to stop taking it for awhile and see how I feel.  If I find out that it's the meds I will suffer through allergy season without them.  We'll see how I feel.

 Update:  After doing some research,  I've decided to stop taking the Zyrtec for awhile and then try loratadine, better known as Claritin.  The side effects are different for these drugs so I'll see if that works with my running. 

New Balance 890v.2 Miles: 7.00
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7 Easy with core work and upper body lifting.  So today I did not take my Zyrtec and sure enough I felt much better on the run.  I even was able to breathe easier.  Apparently some of the side effects of centirizine is wheezing, dry mouth, and fatigue which was very apparent in the way I've been feeling since taking it.  Only if my allergies get super bad will I try taking loratadine (Claritin) which has fewer side effects.

New Balance 890v.2 Miles: 7.00
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12 min. w/u

30 min tempo @ 10 mile race pace

12 min cool down

I went out today and ran my first workout of the season: 30 min. tempo.  I'm not sure how far I went, but I know I went further than 5 miles on the tempo portion.  It was humid but I felt much better since I quit taking my allergy meds and my allergies have only been a slight annoyance and nothing big. 

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Easy 10 through Rock Creek.  It was nice and cool (mid 80s) this morning.  Ran in my new pair of 890 v.2s this morning.  Much better.

New Balance 890v.2.2 Miles: 10.00
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New Balance 890v.2 Miles: 35.00New Balance 890v.2.2 Miles: 10.00
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