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Member Since:

Jan 22, 2009



Goal Type:

Local Elite

Running Accomplishments:

5k- 16:23 (2011)

8k- 27:33 (2008)

10k - 35:32 (2018)

Half Marathon- 1:16:48 (2018)

Marathon - 2:55:10 (2017)

Short-Term Running Goals:

Boston 2017!! Hot but great!

Long-Term Running Goals:

  • Win several marathons aside from other road races.
  • Break 16:00 in a 5k.
  • Go sub 2:35 in the marathon
  • Go 1:15 in the half


Favorite Blogs:

Miles:This week: 13.60 Month: 109.90 Year: 1624.59
Asics Cumulus 20 Gray/orange Lifetime Miles: 453.19
Wave Rider 22 Blue/gray Lifetime Miles: 235.84
Adidas Sub-2 Lifetime Miles: 27.66
Cumulus 20 White Lifetime Miles: 73.30
Race: FORTitude 10k (6.21 Miles) 00:37:07, Place overall: 55, Place in age division: 1
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance

Innaugural FORTitude 10k. Was fun to be a part of what will certainly someday become a huge event. Weird blood-red sun this morning with all the smoke haze from the wildfires, created kind of an eerie aura, but at least the temp was reasonable. Did not feel great during my warmup, but was hopeful to be under 37 minutes. Was in group A and had a pretty good race I thought. Course was very favorable, much flatter than BolderBoulder and even a little lower elevation. However, I was confused by my watch splits as they didn't really match up with the official splits. my watch had the course as .7-.8 long, which if true was probably 20-25 seconds - even if it was only half that long though, its still a sufficient enough time gap to have kept me above 37 minutes officially. My watch had 5:55 avg, but my official time was 5:58 avg and 37:07. Either way, my goal was to keep this around that pace and get a good tempo in as this pace is my GHMP because at lower altitude I would be a bout 8-10 seconds faster and so actually faster tempo than my Goal half pace. Here are my official splits:

1 - 6:03

2 - 5:59

3- 5;58

4 - 5:55

5- 5:56

6 - 6:07

Total 37:07, 5:58-59 pace

negative split according to the official splits by a few seconds, but according to my watch i was at 18:37 at the 5k marker (which was a course marker), which means I went 18:30 and a 7 second negative split on the 2nd 5k. overall, a very positive race and I got exactly out of it what I wanted - a strong tempo and a fun race. Good cooldown and 11 miles overall

Asics Hyperspeed 7 Miles: 6.81Asics 2000 Bl/Org NEW Miles: 4.19
Night Sleep Time: 0.00Nap Time: 0.00Total Sleep Time: 0.00Weight: 0.00Calories: 0.00
From Glory in the long run on Wed, Sep 06, 2017 at 13:52:59 from

No bones about it, you're quite the beastly runner.

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