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April 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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Miles:This week: 0.00 Month: 0.00 Year: 0.00
Sadie's Lifetime Miles: 298.30
Ralphie's Lifetime Miles: 346.60
Running MilesSwimming YardsBike Miles
131.000.0012.00
Asics 2110 Pair 2 Miles: 56.40Brooks Cascadia 5 Miles: 19.60Brooks Adrenaline Miles: 55.00
Night Sleep Time: 0.00Nap Time: 0.00Total Sleep Time: 0.00Weight: 0.00
Running MilesSwimming YardsBike Miles
4.100.000.00

Easy run (8:20 miles) with ralphie before work.  Ankle is feeling better.

Asics 2110 Pair 2 Miles: 4.10
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6.200.000.00

Run with Ralphie in the evening.  10k @ 7:40 pace.  Really need a 5k to check my fitness

Asics 2110 Pair 2 Miles: 6.20
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15.000.000.00

Long run, I ended up running all over the place to make up the miles.  One of the nicest thing about my Garmin 405 is that I don't need to ever plan distances for my runs.  I have rough ideas of my various loops and the watch lets me adjust to get the distance.  I love it!!.  Managed to average a pace 7:55. 

 Ate a butt load of ice cream after and none of my pants fit anymore.  I love it!, lost 35# since memorial day last year and have another 16 to go to get my goal of 158!.  super pumped

Asics 2110 Pair 2 Miles: 15.00
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4.5 miles on the treadmill before bed @7:36 pace.  Running the on the treadmill makes me shin hurt, it must be a gait thing.  ick

Asics 2110 Pair 2 Miles: 4.50
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6.000.000.00

Ran 6 miles with Ralphie outside @ 7:50 pace.  I think Spring is finally here for good in Western NY!  Shin is still a little sore and I iced it as a preventative measure.  Sometimes, especially when tired, I really let the pace drag. I should be running about 20 sec/mile faster, I gotta keep up on that.  

 

It's about time that I get new shoes.  I usually change at about 300 miles.  I know it's probably overzealous but I like to change early, especially since I'm fatter right now, to avoid potentially injury.  I've ran in the 20xx series for about the last 8 years. I have not really tried any other brands so I was thinking about branching out, but not sure what to try.  I run 30-60miles a week and I'm 5-7 and about 175 pounds (hope to get down to 160).  I have pretty normal arches but do overpronate quite a bit.  Any suggestions would be hot! 

Asics 2110 Pair 2 Miles: 6.00
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Short Tempo-ish run with Ralphie.

1/2 mile warm up
2 miles at 6:40
1 mile cool down (8:40)

Asics 2110 Pair 2 Miles: 3.50
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Easy 6 miles (7:57 ave).  Knee felt a little sore kinda like runner's knee onset.  Gotta watch it.

Also, my legs felt pretty dead overall

Asics 2110 Pair 2 Miles: 6.10
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19.600.000.00

20 mile trail run in prep for my marathon.  It was pretty rough and I was disappointed with my pace. 

The trails were a total  sloppy brutal mudhole for about 50% of it.  I was muddy from my knees down, had water in my shoes and got a shoe sucked off at one point.  I ran 19.6 miles with 1900 feet elevation change.  It was about 3:45 total time.  My pace was 11:45 with everything and 10:45 if I remove the stopped time I spent staring at mudholes and looking for trails markers.  I'm glad it had some good elevation changes, it's what my daily runs are lacking the most

The last 4 miles sucked a bunch with blisters and bonkage.  I eat 100cals of energy blocks every 5 miles but I should probably up that.  Running on the trails were nice and soft for my legs but me knee is still kinda sore.  I gotta stretch out my hamstrings (when they get tight it bothers my knees).

Brooks Cascadia 5 Miles: 19.60
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First bike commute of the season.  It's about 60 out and sustained 30mph winds.  Fun stuff.  

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6 mile run at the indoor track at school.  I didn't feel like being cold while running.
 1/2 warm up
5 miles at 7:15
1/2 cool down

Pretty good overall, knee was a lil sore.  Didn't help that it was the side knee on the track (6 laps/mile). 


Asics 2110 Pair 2 Miles: 6.00
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After taking a long hiatus (due to a major bathroom remodel) I did my first run in a week last night.  Did 5 miles on the treadmill @ 8:30 pace.  Felt fine but my knee is sore, I NEED to get new shoes tonight

Asics 2110 Pair 2 Miles: 5.00
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6.100.000.00

NEW SHOES!  I went and checked out some new running shoes and decided to go with the Brooks Adrenaline.  They feel pretty comfy and supportive.  Did 6 miles to check them out (7:24 pace).  Felt nice

Brooks Adrenaline Miles: 6.10
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6.400.000.00

6 mile easyish run @ 7:45.  Stopped at the local track and ran a lap for giggles.  

Brooks Adrenaline Miles: 6.40
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19.900.000.00

Long run in the rain.  Drove to a local park to get some running done on the hill.  Since it rained all week I wasn't about to try a trail run giving the condition I knew they would be in.  Sadly, it rained on my most of my run but it was warm so I managed not to get too cold.  Did 20 miles @ 8:22pace with 1400feet elevation gain.  The first 17 mile were very good but the last 3 were a lil-rough.  You can see it in my pace, it starts to go all over the place instead of real steady like earlier in the run, but overall it was good.  

These 20 milers are real confidence boosters.  If I can suffer through 20 miles in the middle of my training, adding 6 more after a taper should be super doable!

Brooks Adrenaline Miles: 19.90
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It's like 70 out (too hot too early) and sunny.  Ran 5 easy miles with ralphie @ 8:20.  It was way too hot for him and we had to cut it short so he wouldn't overheat.  My legs felt like lead and I need a vacation.  

30 days until the Sehgahunda trail marathon.  I have 2-3 big weeks left before my taper.  I hope I survive the race, we'll see if the training was enough.

Brooks Adrenaline Miles: 5.20
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Ran 6 before bed with Ralphie.  It was super windy all day with 30mph sustained winds and 60+ gusts so I needed to wait till it calmed down at like 10 run .  Pace was 7:34

Brooks Adrenaline Miles: 6.00
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Ran before work because I need to work till midnight tonight.  Average pace was 7:46.  Legs felt a little dead

Brooks Adrenaline Miles: 5.40
Night Sleep Time: 0.00Nap Time: 0.00Total Sleep Time: 0.00Weight: 0.00
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6 miles on the treadmill before bed @ 8:30.  I have no idea why but the treadmill totally makes my shins hurt.  Legs felt ok

Brooks Adrenaline Miles: 6.00
Night Sleep Time: 0.00Nap Time: 0.00Total Sleep Time: 0.00Weight: 0.00
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Running MilesSwimming YardsBike Miles
131.000.0012.00
Asics 2110 Pair 2 Miles: 56.40Brooks Cascadia 5 Miles: 19.60Brooks Adrenaline Miles: 55.00
Night Sleep Time: 0.00Nap Time: 0.00Total Sleep Time: 0.00Weight: 0.00
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