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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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Race: Buffalo Chase Corporate Challenge (3.5 Miles) 00:20:40, Place overall: 30, Place in age division: 5
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Race Report: Buffalo Corporate Challenge or YIPPY!

This year’s Chase Corporate Challenge was bigger than ever and also had some positive changes.  I don’t know how they managed without it at a 12k person race but this year they went to chip timing which was very exciting.  They also initialed an “elite” coral to make the start smoother.  If you seeded yourself at a sub 7 min/mile pace you got a red bib and got access to the corral and they were VERY strict about it so that made the start so much smoother.  Like always local companies rent a tent, get food/beer, participate and generally have a good time.  Some of the teams are hyper-competitive and some just drink a lot and stumble the course.  This year there was over 12,000 participates from 500 companies.

I ran with the University at Buffalo on a team that the assistant track coach stacked with some uber-fast people so we had a very good shot at winning the Male Team division (total lowest time from the top 4 count).  Based on my 5k last weekend my goal for the 3.5 mile (out and back) was something sub 21 and to make the 4th place runner on the UB team. 

Mile 1 (5:33).  After my warm-up, I get to the corral and talk to a couple of friends before the race, see my competition a couple rows in front of me and we are off.  Even 3 rows back, the new start made it go very smoothly, no bumping or issue.  The first mile is kinda downhill and I felt good despite the fast start and was in 4th place for my team. 

Mile 2 (6:06). The second mile is a slow steady uphill and it’s obvious looking at my pace.  Still felt pretty good.  The 5th place UB runner passed me and I tried to hold him but he slowly pulled away.  I tried to keep him in sight.

Mile 3 (5:58).  After turning back home all the placed were pretty settled. I passed a few and a few got away.  One this I was proud of that a runner from our club tried to get by me with a surge and I managed to hold him off.  Feeling the burn I was ready to be done

Finishing 0.5 mile (5:52 pace).  Finished strong to come in at a time of 20:40 and 30th overall for the men.  The top three guys for our team were under 19 minutes and the 4th place guy beat me by about 30 seconds.  It’s pretty obvious that they won the Men’s team division and they (the top 4) will get a chance to go to the Championship in Germany this year.

Overall I was very happy with the race.  I hit my time goal and was well faster than were I expected to be.  I was a little disappointed I didn’t manage to be top 4 on my team, but they were gunning for the win and stacked it so there’d be little chance to lose.  I think this puts me in good standing to break 18 (super special goal of 17:30) at my A race in 6 weeks!

Mizuno Musha 3 Miles: 4.00Brooks Adrenaline Blue #2 Miles: 1.50
Night Sleep Time: 0.00Nap Time: 0.00Total Sleep Time: 0.00Weight: 0.00
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