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Member Since:

Jan 29, 2012



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



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: 62.11 Month: 187.36 Year: 484.61
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: 139.58
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: 380.75
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: 225.19
Saucony Ride 9 (Red/ Silver - 2) Lifetime Miles: 333.25
Saucony Ride 9 (Red/ Silver - 3) Lifetime Miles: 305.50
Brooks Launch 4 - Lobster Lifetime Miles: 354.50
Nike Pegasus 34 (black) Lifetime Miles: 30.00
Saucony Breakthru 3 (red) Lifetime Miles: 263.00
Saucony Ride 10 (white/aqua) Lifetime Miles: 299.00
Saucony Ride 10 (blue/grey) Lifetime Miles: 347.75
Brooks Launch 5 - Blue/neon Lifetime Miles: 233.10
Brooks Launch 6 (blue) Lifetime Miles: 74.00
Race: Boston Marathon (26.219 Miles) 03:05:36, Place overall: 2648, Place in age division: 1900
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance

Conditions were BRUTAL! Last week, I was shooting for 2:55, but given the forecast leading up (cold/pouring rain/strong headwind), I dialed that back to an a goal of sub 3 and a b goal of getting into next year's race.

I was running with a close friend today and it was his 10 consecutive so was fortunate to tap into his wisdom of the course/conditions. We started off the first 5k conservative. I pushed the pace a bit for the next 10k and wasnt feeling great at the 10 mile point.

Around that time, my shoes got so water logged that the inside soles came unglued and were bunching up under the arch or my right foot. I had to stop around mile 11 to fix then had to stop again right accross from the Wellesley scream tunnell sitting on a guard rail to rip the sole out. Around mile 14, the same thing happened to my left shoe so had to stop to rip that out. Ran without soles for the final 12 miles, but actually made the shoes feel much lighter.

I faired well through the first 2 newton hills, scaling the pace back a bit, but started feeling pretty bad after the 3rd hill. I fought my best through heartbreak than put in a quick mile or two through BC and entering Brookline. I was feeling really nad through the next few miles and realized 3:05 was going to be out for today. Once I got over the hill by the Citgo sign, I pushed the pace the best that i could or the final mile. I turned onto Boylston and tried to surge for the final .2-.3, my calves/hamstrings started locking up during the final 100 meters but i fought through the pain to finish.

Hopefully the BQ - 4:24 is enough to get in for next year as I dont want to think about running another marathon until Chicago this October.

Mile splits per my watch were: 7:15,6:53,6:53,6:40,6:49,6:36,6:41,6:50,6:46,6:51,6:57,6:47,7:18,6:51,7:37,6:41,7:15,7:15,7:02,7:11,7:33,6:55,7:08,7:19,7:30,7:36,6:50 (final .2).

Saucony Cortana 4 (blue/silver) Miles: 26.22
Weight: 0.00
From Dan on Mon, Apr 16, 2018 at 18:16:03 from

Smart racing and congrats - not ideal conditions at all!

From Tom K on Mon, Apr 16, 2018 at 20:06:34 from

I think that's what everyone thinks of when they think of Boston - sitting on a rock in the rain, ripping their shoes apart, across the street from a bunch of screaming girls! Great race!

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