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Member Since:

Jul 19, 2008



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Running Accomplishments:


2015 St. George Marathon (2:44:11)

2014 Hobble Creek Half (1:17:18)

Short-Term Running Goals:


  • 5K - 16:59
  • 1/2 Marathon - Sub 1:17:00
  • Marathon - 2:45:00 

Miles:This week: 11.55 Month: 66.15 Year: 1768.60
Pegasus 33 (blue) Lifetime Miles: 593.45
Lunaracer (orange) Lifetime Miles: 377.50
Pegasus 34 White Lifetime Miles: 687.80
Kinvara 8 (blue/orange) Lifetime Miles: 190.75
Pegasus 34 Blue/gray Lifetime Miles: 501.41
Lunaracer 4 Lifetime Miles: 96.65
Hola Clifton 1 Lifetime Miles: 10.65
Total Distance
Nike Free 2 All Black Miles: 33.20Nike Free ( Black & Red) Miles: 2.50
Race: Boston Marathon (26.2 Miles) 03:36:21, Place overall: 3284, Place in age division: 1887
Total Distance

Kind of a miserable, death march of a run for me.  The heat just destroyed me and it got me early.  I wanted to be done at mile 10 and at mile 15 I thought "this is going to be a long 11 mile walk."  Still fun though to run back here.  Wellesley, Boston College and pretty much the last 5 miles are just incredible.  The crowds are unbeleivable.  More than any other marathon besides the first one, I was just so glad to be done.

My plan was to start off and try and hit around 21:30 to 22:00 on each 5k and see how things felt after a couple.  First two 5ks came in just over 22:00, which was slower than I wanted, but not too bad.  The bad thing is that I felt like I was having to really work hard to get these times and the miles were not clicking by very fast.  I was drenched in sweat after a mile. I knew things were going to be rough when I already had the doubts creeping in around mile 8 and 9.  I should have just dialed it back and took my time once I had these thoughts.  I hit the half in just over 1:36:00, which also wasn't too bad, but I just was not in it mentally. Anyways, it turned into a run/walk marathon pretty early for me.  The Newton Hills were a lot tougher this year than I remembered them being from last year.  On the down hills I was actually able to keep a descent pace going, but then I would stop and walk when it flattened out.  

Overall, the race itself was a blast.  There is nothing like running that marathon.  The way I ran the race is what is disappointing to me.  I wish I would have just held back and took my time.  I probably should have just started and ran with my brother, who ended up finishing about 1 min ahead of me.  It's easy to say the heat is what destroyed me (and I think it did), but I should have been smarter with things from the beginning of the race.  The trip was very fun though.

5k 22:05

10k 22:04  44:09

15k 23:12  1:07:21

20k 23:55  1:31:16

Half 5:03  1:36:19

25k 21:24  1:57:43 

30k 27:51  2:25:34

35k 29:00  2:54:34

40k 29:22  3:23:56

Finish 12:25  3:36:21 

Nike Free 2 All Black Miles: 26.20
Total Distance

Elliptical for 1 hour.  I had to do some form of exercise cause I felt gross.  Legs are sore, but nowhere near as sore as after other marathons or even half marathons I've done.  But I'm still going to try and really ease back into things.  Two of my toe nails took the brunt of the damage during the marathon.  Nice to sweat a little today.

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Crossfit.  Deadlift - 5 rep max (175 lbs - easing back into things).  Then in 5 rounds complete in 3 minutes 400 m run and 12 toes to bar.  This workout is right my alley.  This is the first I've run since the marathon.  Felt clunky and heavy and pushed it a lot more than I should have.  

Nike Free ( Black & Red) Miles: 1.25
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7.0 in 58:42 (8:23).  Ran the standard route with some extra added on.  Took it slow.  Legs got a little sore at the end, but mainly my quads were just tight.

Crossfit.  AMRAP in 25 min of:  400 m run, 20 kettle bell swings (53 lbs), 20 sit-ups, 20 box jumps.  I got in another 1.25 miles of running.


Nike Free ( Black & Red) Miles: 1.25Nike Free 2 All Black Miles: 7.00
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Total Distance
Nike Free 2 All Black Miles: 33.20Nike Free ( Black & Red) Miles: 2.50
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