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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

3/4               St. Pat's 5K and 10K

3/18             Shamrock Half 

4/8               Cherry Blossom 10 Mile

4/29             Pike's Peak 10K

5/6               Broad Street 10 Mile





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.



Favorite Blogs:

Miles:This week: 82.00 Month: 245.50 Year: 245.50
Adidas Takumi Sen Flats Lifetime Miles: 46.00
Saucony Kinvara 7 Lifetime Miles: 340.50
Adidas Adios 3 Lifetime Miles: 57.50
Adidas Supernova.2 Lifetime Miles: 459.50
Saucony Ride 10 Lifetime Miles: 195.00
Total Distance
Adidas Takumi Sen Flats Miles: 4.00Adidas Supernova.2 Miles: 53.50Saucony Ride 10 Miles: 5.00Saucony Kinvara 7 Miles: 22.50
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PM: 2.5 WU 4 mile "race" 2 CD

Signed up for the Fairfax four miler this evening. I wasn't in the mood to race at all and I gained some flab over the holidays. It didn'thelp it was 17 with wind chills in the single digits. I didn' do too well at all. I don't take splits in races but I will say I felt amazing for two miles but when it got tough I crumbled and went to a negative place of self doubt and self bad talk that I work everyday in my life to get away from. It won tonight but I know what I need to do to grow as a person at work and in my running in the new year. Splits per Strava: 5:12,4:52,5:29,5:31

Adidas Takumi Sen Flats Miles: 4.00Adidas Supernova.2 Miles: 4.50
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AM: 12 miles at a decent clip. cold. 15 degrees

PM: 1hr. 10 min. pool run

Going to get back to the grind. It's what I do best and I'm happiest doing it. Day in, day out. My confidence will grow and when the spring sun shines I'll be back in the game.

Adidas Supernova.2 Miles: 12.00
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AM: 7 miles. Very cold. 13 degrees with a windchill of 3

PM: 5 miles + standard core routine. Cold


Adidas Supernova.2 Miles: 7.00Saucony Ride 10 Miles: 5.00
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AM: 2.8 WU 8xhill circuit 1.7 CD

PM: 5 miles + standard core routine

Cold AF. 14 degrees. Never really felt good at all but got the work in. My left eyelashes kept freezing on the uphills and as my body shunted blood toward my working muscles my hands froze. Face was hurting despite a liberal application of vaseline. Anyway at least it wasn't windy.

Saucony Kinvara 7 Miles: 8.50Adidas Supernova.2 Miles: 5.00
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AM: 10 Miles

PM: 5 miles in an icy wind + burpees/swings

Our team was going to get a workout in today since the ridiculous negative windchills will be in the area tomorrow morning. I was going to do a tempo then it snowed and the winds howled. I ended up running easy to work as the wind was mostly at my back.  Tomorrow morning I'll probably do a pool run and not run since it's stupid to run if the windchills are -6to-10. By the time Monday rolls around we will mostly be back to normal with highs in the 40s. Sounds like paradise compared to the last two weeks.

Adidas Supernova.2 Miles: 15.00
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AM: scrubbed. was going to go to the pool before work but the pool was delayed in opening due to the cold/wind chills. It was 13 with -8 windchill

PM: 10 miles home. 20 with -2 wind chill

Skin is dry and itchy. The part of my leg where the tights run up stings with wind burn, and my nose is sore from the constant snot. Only a few more days of this deep freeze.

Adidas Supernova.2 Miles: 10.00
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AM: Dreadmill: 3WU 4@5:43 1E 4@5:35 2 CD

Went to Gold's gym and signed up for a free 3-day pass just to use the treadmill basically since the wind chills today were in the 0 to -8 range. It's a nice place but it's not worth it for me to pay $40 a month for a gym although I'm sure they'll be calling me trying to convince me to join.

I put the treadmill at 0.5 uphill to account for lack of wind resistance I would get outdoors. started the 4 at 5:45 then slightly progressed. Started the second four at 5:39 and progressed. A good strength work.


Saucony Kinvara 7 Miles: 14.00
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Adidas Takumi Sen Flats Miles: 4.00Adidas Supernova.2 Miles: 53.50Saucony Ride 10 Miles: 5.00Saucony Kinvara 7 Miles: 22.50
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