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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
Adidas Supernova.5 Miles: 42.50Saucony Zealot Miles: 6.00
Total Distance

AM: 14 easy

PM: 1 hr. Pool run 

Absolutely gorgeous fall day. I really hope we have this weather next week at Richmond 

Adidas Supernova.5 Miles: 14.00
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Total Distance

AM: 6 miles

PM: 5 miles + standard core routine

Taper time

Adidas Supernova.5 Miles: 11.00
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AM: 3 WU 5x800 3 CD 2:26,2:26,2:23,2:24,2:22

PM: 4.5 miles

light taper workout. My legs were quite snappy and ready to go after recovering from that 5K. Time to rest up the legs before Saturday. Going to keep the mileage on the low end

Adidas Supernova.5 Miles: 4.50
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AM: 4 miles

PM: 3 miles + a few strides in my new VaporFly 4% + 20 min pool run and hot-tub

Adidas Supernova.5 Miles: 7.00
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AM: 6 miles with several longer strides included


Saucony Zealot Miles: 6.00
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AM: 4 miles

Adidas Supernova.5 Miles: 4.00
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Race: Richmond Half Marathon (13.109 Miles) 01:09:14, Place overall: 13
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Started the race looking to PR. I knewRichmond would be the place to do it since you could count on the weather. I had come off of a 5 week block of specific workouts and bigger volume and felt good. Came away with a 30 sec. PR.

It was breezy so I started relaxed with a pack then it was me and a GRC guy, 10 years my junior, in his debut half. 5:22,5:26,5:15 once we came out of the wind. After a 5:11 we were catching a few guys in the park where it got hilly after going past 10K a hair over 33 minutes. I broke away slowly after that and ran the rest of the race alone. Felt good late into the race for once and when the downhill came I floored it and was close to 16:00 the last 5K.

I also had the Nike VaporFly 4% shoes that feel odd as the stack height is high but they are light and that Zoom X foam plus the carbon fiber plate are amazing since I feel like you get more energy return. They definitely make you faster, as in more efficient, which helps. Love those shoes.

Happy to best a 3+ year PR.



Adidas Supernova.5 Miles: 2.00
Total Distance
Adidas Supernova.5 Miles: 42.50Saucony Zealot Miles: 6.00
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