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November 18, 2018

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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

None

Personal:

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

Miles:This week: 31.25 Month: 175.75 Year: 2473.31
Slow milesFast milesTotal Distance
16.100.0016.10

PM: Completely unintentionally ran 16 miles.  I ran into Brooker Creek Preserve assuming it would be fine (sometimes when it rains it turns into a literal Louisiana-style swamp), but it was NOT fine.  I love a good, serious cross country run, but this was a different world.

The 5 miles of trails were flooded three feet deep at points, mostly in the 1/2 to 1 foot range, dark, murky water.  This would not be so bad if it was up north in New England, but down here... let me tell you... there are some scary animals down here that love this type of environment: snakes, alligator, spiders, et cetera.  I was not pleased, but figured it would get better so I kept running- and it kept getting worse.  Anyway, decided to go back the way I came which extended my run a bit, but it was a belated good decision. 

I wish I had made the choice four miles sooner however...

In the end, I (fortunately/knock on wood) only had a spray of spider bites around the ankles and what I hope are mosquito bites.  I did get one cut, but it did not seem to be deep, but I definitely am worried about infection- there are some nasty infections from swampy, still water.  

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