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January 2013

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Location:

Buffalo,NY,

Member Since:

Aug 15, 2010

Gender:

Male

Goal Type:

Local Elite

Running Accomplishments:

Personal Bests
  • 1500m : 4:43 (May 2001)
  • 1 mile: 5:18 (August 2012) 
  • 5k: 17:39 (December 2003)
  • 8k: 30:02 (June 2003)
  • 10k: 37:21 (November 2003)
  • 15k : 59:48 (July 2012)
  • 10 miles: 62:39 (February 2002)
  • Half-Marathon (Covered Bridges): 1:23:29 (June 2002)
  • Marathon (Wineglass): 3:04:42 (Oct 2011)
  • Half Ironman (Tupper Lake): Swim 38:19, Bike 3:01:xx (with flat tyre change), Run 1:58:xx, Total time 5:44:44 (Jun 2004)

Short-Term Running Goals:

General Goals for 2013

  • Break 3 hours as Boston
  • Mile in 5:00
  • 5k in 17:30

Results and my 'A' Races for 2013 (Click for Race Report)

  • Y-10 10 Miler (February 9)
    • Goal: 63? (honestly, no idea)
    • DNS
  • Boston Marathon (April 15)
    • Goal: 2:57
    •  Time: 3:12:46
  • Springville Stampede (May 9)
    • Goal: 18:36
    • Time: 18:28
  • Chase Corporate Challenge 3.5 (June 6)
    • Goal: 20:30
    • Time: 20:30
  • Brian Moorman PUNT Foundation Blackbird 8K (June 19)
    • Goal: 30:00
    • Time: 30:03
  • Boilermaker 15k (July 14)
    • Goal 58:00
  • Mueller Mile (August)
    • Goal 5:00
  • Run into Buffalo 15k  (Sept 2)
    • Goal 57:30
  • Troy Turkey Trot 10k (Nov 28)
    • Goal 37:00

Long-Term Running Goals:

  1. Sub 3:00 Marathon
  2. 17:00 5k
  3. 1:20 Half-marathon

Personal:

Originally from the small town of Galway, NY (near Saratoga), I currently live in Buffalo, NY.  I'm a community pharmacist  I  graduated from the University of Buffalo School of Pharmacy with my pharmD in 2007 and my PhD in 2011. I'm married and have 2 dogs (Sadie, a lab, and Ralphie, a Eskie mix).  We enjoy anything outdoors from Backpacking and hiking to snowboarding.

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Sadie's Lifetime Miles: 298.30
Ralphie's Lifetime Miles: 346.60
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Ralphie's Miles: 38.00Sadie's Miles: 40.00
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New Year's Day run.  Was suppose to be a Fat Ass 25k race but it got downgraded to a group run at the park.  Showed up and I was 1 of 4, ran 3 miles with them like 10 min/miles.  Bailed and finished the run by myself.  14 miles at 8:35

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Treadmill while watching Bob's Burgers.  7 miles @ 8:17.

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Tempo Run before work

2 mile warm up,
3m tempo (6:21) with 5 min rest then
2x1mile at tempo with 1 min rest in between (6:18 and 6:19)
then 2 mile cooldown

 Felt really good despite not running "fast" since thanskgiving

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Ran with Ralphie before work nice and easy.  7 miles at 7:46.  Poor guy got covered in salt and mud and needed a bath when finished.  Now he smells good

Ralphie's Miles: 7.00
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Worst Long Run EVER!

Never felt comfortable and on the verge of puking the whole time. Almost pooped myself at mile 9. Ate a sublime lime gu at mile 10 and it tasted like green curry. Below up at mile 15. Fell hard on the ice at mile 16 and ran mile 17 and 18 at 9/mile pace. Kill me. 18 mile at 7:48

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Ran with both dogs together before work.  They were really well behaved which makes me happy.  Relaxed pace: 7 miles at 7:48

 I'm feeling super sluggish.  I think it's a combination of the horrible long run with some mild stomach virus thing.  No energy, constantly upset stomach and achy.  Hope it's over soon

Sadie's Miles: 7.00Ralphie's Miles: 7.00
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Feeling recovered from earlier this week.  10 miles with the middle 4 being at marathon pace +15 seconds and it felt real comfortable.  10 miles @ 7:14

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Mid-week long run.  7miles with ralphie at the park, dropped him off and got sadie for the last 5 miles.  Nice relaxed pace (7:42). It's amazing how I could feel so horrible last week and so great this week. It all goes in cycles I guess

Sadie's Miles: 5.00Ralphie's Miles: 7.00
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AM:  7 miles down to the park, around and home.  Relaxed Pace (7:18)

PM: 5 with Sadie at a recovery pace.  (8:03)

Sadie's Miles: 5.00
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15 mile long run with 12 of those being at goal marathon pace (6:45).  Pretty blustery and windy out so some of it was a little rough but I felt real good and managed to run really even pace with each MRP mile being between 6:42 and 6:46. Happy to see I could do it, I was a little worried I'd crash and burn

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double doggie recovery run.  Ran 5 miles with both of them before work.  (Pace: 9:05).  Legs tired as expected

Sadie's Miles: 5.00Ralphie's Miles: 5.00
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7 miles with the dogs.  Felt recovered from the hard run on Monday.  Average pace: 7:48.

Sadie's Miles: 4.00Ralphie's Miles: 3.00
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Mid-week long run.  Ran down and did a couple loops of the cemetary.  Cold out but not bad overall.  Pace 7:30

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Ran with the dogs.  Pace: 7:57

Sadie's Miles: 4.00Ralphie's Miles: 3.00
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Tempo intervals before work.

3 mile warm-up

2x2 mile tempo with 2 min recovery between

3 mile cool-down

tempo paces were 6:24 and 6:19.  It was windy as a mofo so the pace was pretty uneven depending on the direction I was running

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Recovery run after work with the dogs.  Pace: 8:00s

Sadie's Miles: 5.00Ralphie's Miles: 3.00
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YAY! first successful 20 miler done in my Boston cycle.  Only 4 to go.  Was going to do it south of Buffalo in the hills but when I got down there it was a lake effect snowy mess so I went home and did it around town.  I was a little gun shy after my bad 17 miler.  Kept a comfortable even pace at 7:40 and it went good!.  It was cold though, started to get numb towards the end

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Easy mid-week long run.  12 miles around the park and teh cemetery. Comfortable 7:35 pace.  Doing some wear testing for Saucony for some new shoes so I'm trying to put some miles on them but I think they may be aggravating my right ankle issue so I'm keeping a close eye on it.

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5 on the treadmill at night when I got home from work.  Did a recovery pace at 8:20.  Wanted to do more but just didn't have it in me. 

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It was cold and slick out so I retreated to the treadmill for my run.  Ended up doing 13 at a decent pace (7:45 ish) while watching all of Napoleon Dynamite.  Love that movie!  Ankle feeling ok

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Group run with the peeps in my running club doing Boston.  Had no real plans for the run besides get in 17 miles.  One of the guys wanted to do a 12 mile MRP run at his goal pace (7:15) so I was more than happy pace with him.  It went good and we knocked out the 12 at about 7:10s.  Finished up to get 17 total @ 7:15

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Woke up to find 3 inches of snow on the sidewalks and it was still snowing.  Got out the door and the snow changed to sleet and then rain.  Conditions were getting progressively worse and sloppier.  Bailed at 8 miles (had 9-10 planned) with a pace of 8:03

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Crazy warm outside, like 50s! Ran 5 with sadie and 3 with ralphie.  They were going a little slow, I think they are out of shape.  Ave: 7:42

Sadie's Miles: 5.00Ralphie's Miles: 3.00
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Went down to the southtown hills to do a run in the 55 degree day (punctuated with high weeks and downpours).  14 miles @ 7:37 with some nice hills thrown in.  Good to get away from home to run.

My new work schedule now lets me do these longer midweek runs.  I work every Tuesday and Friday and every other Thursday and weekend.  While it kinda sucks having to work 1/2 my weekends (and missing most of my teams group runs) it's nice being able to run during the weekdays when everyone else is at work.  I think I'll appreciate it more in the summer.

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Ralphie's Miles: 38.00Sadie's Miles: 40.00
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