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Member Since:

Feb 08, 2015

Gender:

Male

Goal Type:

Other

Running Accomplishments:

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)

Short-Term Running Goals:

Upcoming Races

1/11 Track 5k time trial

1/21 Clearwater half marathon

1/28 Local 5k

2/3 Local half marathon

2/24 & 2/25 Gasparilla 15k and half

3/11 Local half marathon

3/23 Local 10k

4/16 Boston marathon

Personal:

I never ran at all until 2010. I was overweight and just wanted to get healthy. Running was what helped me through that experience and it just became a habit after a couple of years running on and off.

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11.200.0011.20

AM: 11 miles in Newport, Rhode Island.  Tourists wake up late, fortunately.

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AM: 10 miles in Newport, Rhode Island.

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No running today, however walked and biked an insane amount on Block Island in RI- 8 hours straight with stops at the two lighthouses and once at the beach.  We did manage to find some cool trails too- I've been here before, so it was nice to know where the interesting things were.  It felt good to bike.  This is really only the second time I've been on my bike since my accident about 11 months ago.  It's still scary to get on one.  

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12.500.0012.50

AM: 12.5 miles back in Portland, Connecticut.  I did my favorite trail system: Canfield Woods.  This is the first time I have ever NOT fallen while running on these trails.  Markedly impressive since I've run them about 20+ times.

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PM: 12 miles in Portland on the trails.  

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AM: 11 miles in CT in the hills.

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10.100.0010.10

AM: 10.1 miles in CT in the hills.

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7.203.0010.20

AM: 10.2 miles in CT on the trail- 3 of them ~6:00/mile pace.

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21.200.0021.20

AM: 16 miles in CT in the hills.

PM: 5 miles back in the hills.

Maybe I've turned a corner?  We'll see.

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15.300.0015.30

AM: 10 miles in CT in the hills.

PM: 5.3 miles on the trail.

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17.200.0017.20

AM: 11 miles in CT in the hills.

PM: 6 miles on the trail.

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10.300.0010.30

AM: 10.3 miles in CT in the hills.

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11.100.0011.10

AM: 11 miles back in Florida.  You simply cannot prepare for the heat + humidity of Florida.  I suffered pretty much the entire way.

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15.400.0015.40

AM: 9.3 miles in Clearwater.

PM: 6.1 miles in East Lake.

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AM: 5 miles then the gym- arms, back, hams, quads.  I felt the long break from the gym, but I am glad to be back.

PM: 4.5 miles to break the century mark.  I felt quite good overall today despite the wonderful weather- gotta love 90 degrees, 80% humidity, and a UV index of 10/10.  

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11.003.0014.00

Early AM: Did my first workout in a long time.  400, 600, 1000 all at effort, then a full recovery, followed by a 2-mile @ 5:00/mile pace.  Finished in 10:00 minutes exactly.  Overall I didn't have to reach into the tank which was nice.  6 miles total with 3 fast.  

Late AM: 8 more miles, very easy.  Some gym work- squats, lunges, chest, lats.

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16.700.0016.70

AM: 8 miles

PM: 8+ miles

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AM: 10 miles, some quick but I'm not going to count them.

PM: First real workout back- 3 sets of 6x300 w/ 100 recoveries and 500 between the sets.  It was difficult, but I hung in there.  John, Jeremy, and Dylan joined me. 

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14.500.0014.50

AM: 5 miles on the treadmill with an incline, then gym- chest, shoulders, tris.

PM: 9.5 miles, most of them with John.

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15.100.0015.10

AM: 8 miles on the treadmill with incline.

PM: 7 miles with Anthony.

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11.702.5014.20

AM: Workout on the treadmill.  I started almost immediately, which is never the brightest move.  5x100m sprints, 1x1 mile @ 5:00, 5x100m sprints, then 5x300 at increasing grade starting at 3% up to 7% at 5:00/mile pace.  Followed that with a quiet 5k.

Then gym- arms, abs, glutes, then some squats.  

PM: 8.2 miles solo

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15.750.0015.75

AM: 10 miles.

PM: 5.75 miles.

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22.500.0022.50

AM: 18 miles before the storms with Anthony, John, and Jeremy.

PM: 4.5 miles with Jenni

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11.206.0017.20

AM: 10.1 miles on the treadmill, 6 of them at MP+1 @ 3.0% grade.

PM: 7.1 miles with Anthony.  It was quite toasty this afternoon.

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AM: 10+ miles with a workout on the track.  I wasn't planning on having a serious workout (and instead just run with people and pace them), but Celia brought a high school kid, and well, it's always fun to see if I can outrun someone who should be faster than me.  Was a cut-down: 1600, 1200, 800, 4x400 with 400 recoveries between the long items and 200 between the short items.  I likely have set myself up for a bit of failure/disappointment this afternoon, but we'll see.

PM: 9+ miles at the track in the middle of the afternoon- 4:30pm in Florida- Beautiful!  Had an excellent group of runners out today: John, Jeremy, Chris, Anthony, and myself.  I haven't done intervals with a group this talented quite possibly ever.  That being said, the best part was we stayed together for 4 of the 6 items and worked well together which was the best part.  Workout was 6x800 with 400 jog recoveries.  Nothing special for times, but that's okay, as it felt quite easy even after a tough morning.  Splits: 2:44, 2:48, 2:46, 2:39, 2:36, 2:34.  Jeremy, Chris, and I stayed grouped through them all which was fun.  I hope we can keep a group like this going, but after a couple of years of doing intervals now, I know it's unlikely, so I'll savor the singular experience when it occurs.

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15.100.0015.10

AM: 3 miles then the gym- chest, shoulders, tris.

PM: 12 miles.

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15.100.0015.10

AM: 4 miles then gym- arms, back.

PM: 11 miles.

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10.803.2514.05

AM: 3.5 miles then the gym + treadmill workout: 1x1600 at MP, then 1x1200, 1x800, 4x400 all at 5:00/mile pace and increasing incline starting at 2% up to 7%.

PM: 7+ miles with Anthony.

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6.500.006.50

AM: 6.5 miles.  Wanted more, but thought better of it.

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No running.

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No running.

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