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February 2011

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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.

my photojournal, and I will run

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Sadie's Lifetime Miles: 298.30
Ralphie's Lifetime Miles: 346.60
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Asics 2110 Pair 2 Miles: 65.00Trainer/roller Miles Miles: 10.00Brooks Cascadia 5 Miles: 12.90
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Ran 4 miles on the indoor track at the gym with about a 7:20 pace.  Felt good.  

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3 miles on the treadmill after dinner.  8 minute pace.  lower legs a little sore from the race on sunday but getting better

So, I'm stupid and missed the registration for Around the Bay 30k. Who would have thought it would fill up 2 months early.  I guess I'll cry softly to myself and eat some ice cream.  In light of that, I was thinking that maybe I'll spend the summer running 5ks and maybe a 15k.  Short stuff.  So, to replace ATB, I signed up for another 5k mid-April.  Goal times:  Sub 20 for sure, sub 19 is what I'm aiming for and sub 6min/miles is my super goal.  Got 12 weeks to train! 

Asics 2110 Pair 2 Miles: 3.00
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3 treadmill miles (8:30s)

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Long treadmill run (8:20s).  Shins a little sore after, did some icing

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3 treadmill miles to end the week (8:15 miles)

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My shin has been bothering me and it was a little worse after the race so I took the last 4 days off as a nice beak.  I figured it was deserved after a good build up to 20+mile weeks.  So what better to celebrate shin pain and a 4 day rest than with marathon training!!!.

Because I'm super flighty and fickle I have once again made a 180 in my training and gonna train for a trail marathon on Memorial Day weekend!  I've gone from Half-marathon to 30K to 5K and now back to marathon in about a month.  So, the race is the sehgahunda trail marathon in Letchworth Park outside of Rochester.  I figure it's an easily attainable goal especially since there is little expectation to run fast.  The winner last year is a 2:40 marathoner and ran 4 hours so I figure sub 6 would be good for me.  Never done a trail race but I have hiked a lot, I better get use to running with a race belt.  We'll see how training goes and make sure my shins do ok.  I figure it's a good goal that will force me to train, unlike 5k or half-marathon training.  Plus I'm really just doing it for the hoodie you get when you finish. 

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3 treadmill at 8:20 miles.  No shin pain after my break

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3 on treadmill at 8:20, no pain!

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5 miles on mill in 7:35 miles (still no shin pain!)

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3 treadmill miles @ 7:45, it was boring, watched arrested development

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4 on the treadmill.  

mile 1 @ 8:20
mile 2-3 @ 7:34
mile 4 @ 8:20


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3 on treadmill bf before at 8:30's

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Treadmill before work.  Was suppose to get in 8 but ran out of time.  Did the majority at 8:26 with a couple 7:36 miles in the middle.  Total time (61:35)

Asics 2110 Pair 2 Miles: 7.50
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treadmill before work, 2 miles at 7:36 and 2.5 at 8:26

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Rode the rollers for 30 minutes last night for x-training

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Ran 5 miles outside before work today with Ralphie.  Ran a steady 7:38 pace over the distance with the last 3/4 mile progressively faster. It was nice to run outside on clear roads/sidewalks but it's suppose to snow upwards of 10 inches tonight so blech

 I've been super lazy this week and slacked off Tuesday and Wednesday.   I gotta run another 3-4 easy tonight to get back on track.

 

In the evening ran easy 3 miles to get back on track @ 8:26 pace. 

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It was snowing but warm so I ran outside before work.  Did 4 miles @ 8:02 average.  It was kinda sloppy and slick but Ralphie was loving the snow.  

 

The inside of my right ankle is sore and there is a knot in the muscle about 1/2 up my shin.  Not sure, maybe I pulled it or something.  Oh well

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Completely committed to the trail race and bought a pair of trail runners and a waist hydration pack.  EMS was running a clearance on shoes and got a pair of Brooks Cascadia 5.  They felt nice and are on the border of stability/neutral compared to a more stability 2010s I usually run in.  Also picked up the GoLite Hydrosprint pack.  Feels good!

 

Ran 3 easy miles on the treadmill to check them out.  Felt good and comfy but I could feel the lessened stability in my ankles and calves.

Brooks Cascadia 5 Miles: 3.00
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Did my long run after work with Ralphie.  We got about 10 inches of snow so I decided to check out my new trail runners in the sloppy conditions.  Felt good overall but they do lack a little cushioning and my feet are a little sore and my ankles too.  Gotta adjust to them.  It was Ralphie's longest run and he was pretty tired after about 8.5.  Average pace was about 8:14

Brooks Cascadia 5 Miles: 9.90
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Asics 2110 Pair 2 Miles: 65.00Trainer/roller Miles Miles: 10.00Brooks Cascadia 5 Miles: 12.90
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