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Certified road course PR's:

Mile: 4:38.0 (Florida, May 2015)

5K: 15:51 (Florida, April 2017)

10K: 34:31 (Florida, Sept. 2015)

15K: 50:07 (Florida, Feb. 2017)

1/2 Marathon: 1:12:33 (Florida, Feb. 2017)

Marathon: 2:47:56 (FL, Nov. 2015)

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I started running in 2010 and have (mostly) kept it a habit ever since!  

Miles:This week: 50.50 Month: 265.50 Year: 2887.86
Race: Gasparilla 15k (9.321 Miles) 00:52:06, Place overall: 9, Place in age division: 1
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Gasparilla 15k Race Report

Weather- hot (80s), humid, no breeze... gross.

Race prep- I felt pretty good coming into this.  I'd been sick for the last two weeks, but had been training through it just fine, so I wasn't worried.  I figured a sub 51 was in the cards, with a long shot at sub 50.  I was content with that.

The race- Geez did I misjudge myself.  The first mile was a 5:18 and it felt- too fast.  So I dropped the pace a bit.  Still felt too fast.  I hoped to find my groove, instead I found that I had made a huge mistake.  Mile 5 I started blowing up.  I wasn't even close, but kept trying to push, while getting passed by 5 runners.  One of those runners I had beaten easily in a half just weeks before pretty handily by over a minute, but today he returned the favor and then some. 

I was thankfully able to out-sprint a college kid at  the end to finish in 9th, thankfully.  Other than that, it was a pretty negative day.  I'd like to say I at least worked hard, but mentally I don't think I truly did.  I need to work on that- let's see if I do.  

Splits- 5:18, 5:26, 5:25, 5:31, 5:48, 5:26, 5:47, 6:03, 5:50, Finish- 1:42

1st half- 25:25, 2nd half- 26:41

From Tom K on Tue, Feb 27, 2018 at 10:30:05 from

9th overall is pretty stinking impressive! With no breeze, that course can be brutal. Way to out-sprint college kid!

From Mike on Thu, Mar 01, 2018 at 08:56:41 from

As much as I'd like to be positive about this one, it's a real challenge to find any- I really did quit a bit mentally in this race, and it is a hard pill to swallow.

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