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Member Since:

Aug 15, 2010



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


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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Miles:This week: 0.00 Month: 0.00 Year: 0.00
Sadie's Lifetime Miles: 298.30
Ralphie's Lifetime Miles: 346.60
Race: Bengal Run (3.11 Miles) 00:18:56, Place overall: 25, Place in age division: 5
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Bengal Run 5k Race Report:

Pre-race:  The race is a fast flat 5 in the City and I was anxious to see how my fitness was doing. Woke up with some chest congestion and I've been dealing with hurt lower legs the last week. It was pretty cold out too!  It was about 33 degrees and a little windy at the start.

The Race:  Once again I manage to have Yahoos jump in front of my right before the gun.  I was worried when they were questioning why only half of their clan had chips and what they did.  Managed to push through them at the start. 

Mile 1 (5:58).  Started a little fast.  Covered the first 0.75 at about 5:45 pace.  Felt pretty of but was coughing due to congestion.

Mile 2 (6:14).  Towards the end of the first mile I was really letting the pace drop to well over 6:00 but a group of 2 passed me and I latched onto them the best I could and helped pull the pace back to something ok.

Mile 3 (6:08). Got settled and felt a lot better than mile 2 but the burn was starting to set in.  Caught a couple people but a couple got away from me.

0.1 finish (36 sec).  Felt strong and kicked it in and then layed on the ground

Finished 25th overall and 5th in the 25-29 age group.

Pretty disappointed and discouraged, I was aiming for closer to 18:36.  But I couldn't hold to pull it out. I was thinking that maybe I should rethink my idea of a fast marathon in the fall and work on getting me short race speed back to where it was.  The marathon and half-marathon workouts are letting my short speed really lack.

The half marathon I'm training for is about 4 weeks away and I think I'm going to go for a stretch and aim for 1:25.  After that, I was looking at the race schedules and thinking of running a 5k in mid-july, a mile race in August, and our 8k Turkey Trot as my A races for the season.  I think I'm going to scrap running my October marathon and then if I get into Boston with my 3:04:40 I'll have that to start training for towards the end of the year.  Until then I'll focus on keeping my weekly mileage around 50+ to build a good base while doing some speedwork for shorter races and see if I can get my 5k to sub 18 and my 8k to sub 30 again.


Coming into the finisher shoot

Mizuno Musha 3 Miles: 4.00Brooks Adrenaline Red Miles: 4.00
Night Sleep Time: 0.00Nap Time: 0.00Total Sleep Time: 0.00Weight: 0.00
From Jake K on Mon, Apr 02, 2012 at 08:50:21 from

Its definitely hard to run really good 5Ks while training for the longer stuff. I completely underperform at 5K relative to my half/marathon times.

If you keep the overall miles at a decent level while doing more 5K/10K type workouts, I think you might actually see some big gains and find that transitioning back to the longer races won't be too difficult.

From Nate on Tue, Apr 03, 2012 at 08:43:02 from

Thanks for the advice!, I've decided that that is pretty much going to be my plan. Shorter races this summer and fall.

I've also been a little unmotivated training for my half (esp with the 16+ mile long runs) and I think mixing it up will be good.

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