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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

1/1               New Years Day 5k (1st, 16:08)

2/3               For The Love 10k 

3/16             Shamrock Half Marathon

4/7               Cherry Blossom 10 Mile

4/28             NJ 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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Miles:This week: 71.00 Month: 232.75 Year: 232.75
Adidas Takumi Sen Flats Lifetime Miles: 98.50
Adidas Adios 3 Lifetime Miles: 90.00
Adidas Sub 2 Flats Lifetime Miles: 18.50
VaporFly 4% Lifetime Miles: 20.00
New Balance 890v6 Lifetime Miles: 65.00
Adidas Supernova.6 Lifetime Miles: 197.75
Total Distance
Saucony Ride 7.2 Miles: 20.50Adidas SNG Boost 6 Miles: 60.00Saucony Kinvara 5.1 Miles: 12.00
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F*cking terrible long run to start November. I was hoping to nail everything today but that was not to be. I ate my normal breakfast with Generation UCan super startch and felt great on the first part of the run. Then I had a handfull of gummy bears and some water and I felt fine. I ate another candy orange slice at 14 miles. Then I started the fast portion and bam side stitch, then two side stitches, then three, I couldn't breathe and had to slow to 6:30-7:00 pace for the rest of the run. just horrible feeling of defeat.

Alright so shot bloks are out, power gels are out, Gu brand is out, gummy bear/orange slice combo is out. only thig I can try are th Carb Boom gels my buddy gave me.  I'm also thinking that my shitty diet that last few days, consisting of a lot of halloween candy may have done me inas well. I've got to clean up my diet and stay strong these remaining weeks and pray to God my digestive tract cooperates on race day.

PM: 1 hr pool run

Saucony Ride 7.2 Miles: 20.50
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AM: 9 easy + standard core routine, stretch, foam rolling

PM: 5 easy + 5x10sec hill sprints

Operation eat healthy started yesterday.  Doughnuts, cake, candy, and other favorite foods need to be limitted or eliminated since I've gotten way too lax on my diet choices. I think this has a lot to do with my shoddy training the last few days.

Adidas SNG Boost 6 Miles: 14.00
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AM: 10 easy + alternate core routine, stretch, foam rolling

PM: 5 easy + 4x100m fast strides and drills

took a Carb Boom gel after three miles into my run this morning. I did not take water with it but it tasted good and did not taste overly sweet. I had no issues to stitches, cramps, or GI distress whatsoever and felt great after eating it. I think it's because there's no added sugar and made with real fruit that my stomach was ok. Tomorrow I'll try one in a workout. 

Adidas SNG Boost 6 Miles: 15.00
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AM: 2.5 WU 25x400m 2 CD

PM: 4 easy + standard core routine, foam rolling, stretch

I did not take splits this morning. who wants to take splits every 400 and every 30 sec/100m rest? I did take a few in the middle and towards the end to see where I was at and George threw out some splits when we passed him. 75 at 16, 73 at 21, took it down to 71 for the 24th and 70 for the last.

I know I'm in good shape but I can tell I'm at the end of the cycle. Mentally and physically I've gotten about as much out of my body as I possibly could given my other life responsibilities and that is all I can expect of myself from a training perspective.

Now the hay is in the barn as the old running coach saying goes. I am just sweeping up the barn floor at this point which means doing enough not to go flat but not overly killing myself and ruining Philly

Adidas SNG Boost 6 Miles: 4.00Saucony Kinvara 5.1 Miles: 12.00
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AM: 7 easy + stretch, foam rolling, light abs

PM: 5 easy

Pretty tired this morning after yesterday's workout. Backing it down the rest of the week for the race Sunday.

Adidas SNG Boost 6 Miles: 12.00
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AM: 5 easy + standard core routine, foam rolling, stretch

PM: 5 easy + 6x100m fast strides and drills

very humid this morning. Almost wen shirtless. the high today will be 78!! It's November 6.

Adidas SNG Boost 6 Miles: 10.00
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5 easy in the rain

Adidas SNG Boost 6 Miles: 5.00
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Saucony Ride 7.2 Miles: 20.50Adidas SNG Boost 6 Miles: 60.00Saucony Kinvara 5.1 Miles: 12.00
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