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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 

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





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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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
Adidas Supernova Miles: 56.00Adidas Adios 3 Miles: 13.00Saucony Triumph ISO 2 Miles: 15.00Saucony Kinvara 7 Miles: 8.50
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I went in this race with high hopes (as usual). Afterall, it’s always best to be confident, right? My training was going great and everything felt very easy. I felt like I could run 5:30-5:40 pace forever the last few long runs and the mileage never made me too tired. Then the weather changed. It was in the 50s- low 60s and dry for most of the big workouts during the last few months. But it was 68 with 100% humidity for this morning’s race. I should have been smart and dropped down to the 5 miler or ran the half much more conservatively.

Sadly, in my excitement to race I ran with the lead pack for the first 6 miles—which felt so easy it was a joke to go low 5:20s. Then out of nowhere my legs started to get heavy. I wasn’t breathing hard or anything but my legs just weren’t moving fast enough to keep up with the pack. Then we started going uphill and my pace slowed even further. I tried to surge several times but my legs were all but shot 7-8 miles in and then it just got worse. I was not even suffering that much but rather my legs simply refused to move. It’s happened in nearly all of my races lately.

My guess is my legs are tired from a full marathon buildup without the taper. I took a day off and an easy day and it was obviously not enough to allow me to recover. I’ve come to this conclusion due to the fact that it felt so easy for 6 miles and that if I had tapered or had been doing short long runs, I’d have been able to hang on to the pack longer as my legs would have been fresher.

It’s really disheartening to suffer through yet another awful race. It’s safe to say that I will NEVER run this race again. I always say I’ll never run it again but this time I mean it. The weather is always terrible and you can’t get any worse this time of year than 68-70 with a 68-70 dew point.

update: after a few days I think a combination of things happened but mostly my legs just were not recovered enough going in to truly run my best and the heat just made it worse. I need to make sure I rest up for Chicago.


Me breaking off the pack to get a bottle of water from my teammate. I felt like a million bucks here and it was at mile 5 or so. All of a sudden after mile 6 or so my legs felt very heavy and they refused to move. Guess all that mile caught up with me. Humid as f$ck too.

Adidas Supernova Miles: 4.00Adidas Adios 3 Miles: 13.00
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AM: off/rest

PM: 8 miles + standard core routine

Well, my run felt fine. Legs are a little tired. I just can't let my shitty prep races get to me as I begin my taper and mental preparations for Chicago.

Adidas Supernova Miles: 8.00
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AM: 10 miles + stretch, foam rolling

PM: 5 miles. humid

Hilly and slower this morning. Take a look at the forcast below. My question is "where did fall go!?" Well, it's got to cool off when October comes, right?

Adidas Supernova Miles: 15.00
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AM: 10 miles + stretch, foam rolling. Very humid

PM: 5 miles + standard core routine

Hot and humid


Saucony Triumph ISO 2 Miles: 15.00
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AM: 8 miles + stretch

PM: 5 miles with 6x20 sec strides

humid again. Supposed to be over 90 a few days next week. the average high this time of year is 76. Glad I'm tapering.

Adidas Supernova Miles: 14.00
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AM: 2.8 WU 3200, 1600 2.7 CD    10:36, 5:10

PM: 5 miles + alternate core routine

Nice and easy this morning. It's almost hay in the barn season as I have two weeks until the marathon. Sunday I have 16 progression and that's really it for anything too hard.



Saucony Kinvara 7 Miles: 8.50Adidas Supernova Miles: 5.00
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AM: 10 miles

Getting warm. slept in

Adidas Supernova Miles: 10.00
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Adidas Supernova Miles: 56.00Adidas Adios 3 Miles: 13.00Saucony Triumph ISO 2 Miles: 15.00Saucony Kinvara 7 Miles: 8.50
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