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Member Since:

Jan 29, 2012

Gender:

Male

Goal Type:

Boston Qualifier

Running Accomplishments:

List of PRs:

  • 5k -18:59- 4/25/13
  • 10k -39:45 - 9/15/13 (first 10k of half marathon)
  • 10 miler - 1:03:50 - 5/5/13
  • Half Marathon - 1:23:40 - 9/15/13
  • Marathon - 2:59:17 - 5/21/17

Short-Term Running Goals:

2017 Goals

  • Get to Pocono Marathon healthy (5/21/17) yes!
  • Qualify for Boston 2018 (3:10 standard) with sub 3:00 in the spring - yes!
  • Run a qualifying time for NYC Marathon (HM sub 1:23) in the fall
  • Sub 18 minute 5K in the fall
  • Sub 38 minute 10K in the summer/fall
  • Run 3000 miles

2017 Race Schedule

  • 3/5/17 - Grilled Cheese & Tomato Soup 4 Miler - 25:20 goal - 24:30 actual
  • 3/26/17 - Love Run Half Marathon - 1:28:30 goal - 1:27:09 actual
  • 5/21/17 - Pocono Marathon - sub 3hr goal - 2:59:17 actual

Long-Term Running Goals:

- Qualify for the Boston Marathon before age 35 - done - 11/18/12 Philadelphia Marathon, 10/13/13 Chicago Marathon

- Run in the Boston (4/20/15), Chicago (10/13/13), and New York City Marathons

- Sub 17 min 5k

- Sub 36 min 10k

- Sub 1 hr Broad Street Run 10 miler

- Sub 1:20 half marathon

- Sub 2:45 marathon

- Place top 3 overall in a race - done Teal Wings of Hope 5k 8/31/13 - 1st place overall

- Win my age group in another race - done - washington crossing 15k - 8/18/12

 

Personal:

I live in Philadelphia with my lovely wife (Lauren), our son (Russell - 4), and our daughter (Jane - 2).  I work in finance/accounting for an insurance company. 

 

Miles:This week: 26.25 Month: 105.25 Year: 1443.09
Brooks Glycerin Lifetime Miles: 169.50
Saucony Kinvara Lifetime Miles: 80.75
Saucony Fastwitch 5 Lifetime Miles: 303.45
Saucony Guide 4 Lifetime Miles: 330.05
Saucony Guide 5 Lifetime Miles: 477.25
Saucony Guide 5 (orange/yellow) Lifetime Miles: 380.81
Saucony Guide 5 (orange/white) Lifetime Miles: 380.35
Saucony Fastwitch 5 (blue/orange) Lifetime Miles: 346.50
Saucony Guide 6 (lime/silver) Lifetime Miles: 432.20
Saucony Guide 6 (red/silver) Lifetime Miles: 372.00
Saucony Guide 6 (white/orange) Lifetime Miles: 280.00
Saucony Guide 6 2014 (1) Lifetime Miles: 274.00
Saucony Guide 6 2014 - 2 Lifetime Miles: 327.80
Saucony Fastwitch 6 (Red) Lifetime Miles: 90.97
Saucony Guide 7 (Blue/Slime) Lifetime Miles: 324.75
Saucony Guide 8 (Blue/Purple) Lifetime Miles: 266.57
Saucony ISO Triumph Lifetime Miles: 307.25
Saucony Ride 7 Lifetime Miles: 213.25
Saucony Cortina 4 Lifetime Miles: 299.25
Saucony Ride 7 (green) Lifetime Miles: 312.25
Saucony Guide 8 (green) Lifetime Miles: 155.00
Saucony Ride 8 (slime 1) Lifetime Miles: 393.00
Saucony Ride 8 (slime 2) Lifetime Miles: 466.72
Saucony Ride 9 Lifetime Miles: 385.37
Saucony Ride 9 (Red/Silver) Lifetime Miles: 413.25
Saucony Cortana 4 (blue/silver) Lifetime Miles: 136.47
Saucony Ride 9 (Red/ Silver - 2) Lifetime Miles: 103.00
Saucony Ride 9 (Red/ Silver - 3) Lifetime Miles: 89.00
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
99.5038.225.005.00147.72
Saucony Ride 9 Miles: 33.00Saucony Ride 9 (Red/Silver) Miles: 56.00Saucony Cortana 4 (blue/silver) Miles: 54.22Saucony Ride 8 (slime 2) Miles: 4.50
Weight: 171.00
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
8.000.000.000.008.00

8 miles, 7:53 avg pace

Saucony Ride 9 Miles: 8.00
Weight: 0.00
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
7.000.000.000.007.00

7 miles, 8:31 avg pace

Saucony Ride 9 (Red/Silver) Miles: 7.00
Weight: 0.00
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
7.000.000.005.0012.00

12 miles in 89 minutes.

3 mile w/u with strides

10 x .5 @ 5:46/ mile pace with .25 recoveries @ 8:57/mile pace

1.5 mile c/d

The workout went really well and is a confidence booster going into the marathon.

Saucony Cortana 4 (blue/silver) Miles: 12.00
Weight: 0.00
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
7.000.000.000.007.00

7 miles, 8:57 avg pace

Saucony Ride 9 Miles: 7.00
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
14.000.000.000.0014.00

14 miles, 7:41 avg pace

Saucony Ride 9 (Red/Silver) Miles: 14.00
Weight: 0.00
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
4.003.000.000.007.00

7 miles in 53 minute with 3 at MP.

Saucony Ride 9 (Red/Silver) Miles: 7.00
Weight: 0.00
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
6.000.000.000.006.00

6 miles, 8:57 avg pace

Saucony Ride 9 Miles: 6.00
Weight: 0.00
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
5.000.005.000.0010.00

10 miles in 1:13:50

3 mile w/u with strides

4 miles @ 6:27 pace

1 mile @ 6:22 pace

2 mile c/d

Saucony Cortana 4 (blue/silver) Miles: 10.00
Weight: 0.00
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
6.001.000.000.007.00

7 miles, 8:00 avg pace

Saucony Ride 9 (Red/Silver) Miles: 7.00
Weight: 0.00
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
6.000.000.000.006.00

6 miles, 8:40 avg pace

Saucony Ride 9 Miles: 6.00
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
3.005.000.000.008.00

8 miles, 7:17 avg pace. I felt relaxed today and was moving at a good clip.

Saucony Ride 9 (Red/Silver) Miles: 8.00
Weight: 0.00
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
6.000.000.000.006.00

6 miles, 7:45 avg pace.

Saucony Ride 9 Miles: 6.00
Weight: 171.00
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
3.003.000.000.006.00

6 miles in 45 minutes with 3 at MP (6:49 pace).

Saucony Cortana 4 (blue/silver) Miles: 6.00
Weight: 0.00
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
5.000.000.000.005.00

5 miles, 8:10 avg pace

Saucony Ride 9 (Red/Silver) Miles: 5.00
Weight: 0.00
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
4.000.000.000.004.00

4 miles, 7:45 avg pace

Saucony Ride 9 (Red/Silver) Miles: 4.00
Weight: 0.00
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Race: Pocono Marathon (26.219 Miles) 02:59:17, Place overall: 23, Place in age division: 4
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
0.0026.220.000.0026.22

2:59:17, it feels really good to finally run sub 3 hours after having a few off years due to injury/etc. Perfect race conditions today, about 50 degrees at the start with little wind. This is a point to point with about 140 0 ft elevation drop (2200 downhill and 800 uphill). The first 17 is mostly downhill with a few severe patches then the next 6 or so is challenging with rolling hills including 5 or 6 climbs. I paced the course well taking advantage of the downhills while leaving enough in the tank for the rolling sections. The pace fell off a little bit during the final 10k but I had built in enough of a cushion to stI'll get under 3 hours.

Mile splits were 6:52, 6:56, 7:02, 6:55, 6:51, 6:43, 6:38, 6:18, 6:38, 6:57, 6:50, 6:52, 6:37, 6:49, 6:41, 6:32, 6:44, 6:42, 6:45, 7:00, 6:54, 7:00, 7:01, 7:04, 7:11, 7:03, 7:00pace for final .2.

Saucony Cortana 4 (blue/silver) Miles: 26.22
Weight: 0.00
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
4.500.000.000.004.50

4.5 miles, 9:02.  Still tight/stiff from the marathon.

Saucony Ride 8 (slime 2) Miles: 4.50
Weight: 0.00
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
4.000.000.000.004.00

4 miles, 8:07 avg pace

Saucony Ride 9 (Red/Silver) Miles: 4.00
Weight: 0.00
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
99.5038.225.005.00147.72
Saucony Ride 9 Miles: 33.00Saucony Ride 9 (Red/Silver) Miles: 56.00Saucony Cortana 4 (blue/silver) Miles: 54.22Saucony Ride 8 (slime 2) Miles: 4.50
Weight: 171.00
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