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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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foot still hurts, bike commute

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foot hurts, bike commute

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Foot hurts, bike commute

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bike commute to work.  Maybe my ankle will be better some day

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commute

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1/2  a commute

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first run back since my race and my foot is feeling "almost" back to normal.  Did 4 miles at 7:30 with a couple pick-ups.  It was super hot and humid with an ozone warning and i felt a little lightheaded a couple times.  I miss the fall.  

Brooks Adrenaline Miles: 4.00
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Race: Buffalo Corporate Challenge (3.5 Miles) 00:22:04, Place overall: 40
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Race Report: Buffalo Corporate Challenge or Always bet on the darkhorse:

So Chase finds a little sliver in their dark evil hearts to support a race series in the Northeast and Internationally in which the proceeds go to local non-profits.  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 11,000 participates from 400 companies showed up. 

I ran with my wife’s company along with about 40 others.  My goals for the 3.5 mile out and back course were 22 flat (super special goal), 23:00 (reasonable goal), and sub 25:00 (sad goal).  While I wanted to run a good time, my secret mission was to win the fastest guy on the team to claim a 50$ gift cert to the LRS.  My wife said that they had one fast person in the office doing it and he was talking a lot of smack.  There was also an another unknown running, running as a guest of the team. 

I line up, see my competition a couple rows in front of me and we are off.  I try to line myself up at the correct pace but it’s pointless because no one else does and for the 1st couple hundred yards I was dodging people to get clear.   In the dodging I lose my target.  I go through the first mile at 6:01 and felt great.  I was worried the humidity would be bothering me but so far so good.  The second mile was a long slow uphill (total gain 80ish feet) and my pace dropped to 6:30.   I wasn’t sure were the others on her team were but I felt good and for every person that passed me I passed someone else.    Picked it up the third mile (6:17) and held it for the last 0.5 running it @ 6:18min/mile.  I come across the line at 22:04, seconds shy of my super special goal and beat our teams second place by about 50 seconds and third place runner by about 2 minutes.  The overall male winner of the race ran it in 17:30, crazy fast.  The guy talking smack before said he’s never goning to hear the end of it in the office and started making plans for next year for us to make a serious run for the top team in the race (we’d need 5 runners at sub 23 to have a chance). 

Overall I was super happy with my run.  I only ran once since my marathon and wasn’t sure how recovered I was.  Plus most of my speed work has been focused towards longer distance stuff so I was worried the fast speed wouldn’t be there.  Now I gotta go through and adjust my training goals and paces.  Next challenge, get my 5k back down to 6:00 min/miles (18:36).   Aiming to do it by the fall!

Brooks Adrenaline Miles: 3.50
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In NYC for the week.  Got in late and ran 3.5 m on the treadmill at the hotel (8:00 pace).  It was a woodway, very nice to run on.  Some soreness across the top of my foot, not sure what it was

Brooks Adrenaline Miles: 3.50
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Ran about 5.5 miles down the west side highway.  Not totally sure on teh distance.  The GPS was being a little weird.  Said my pace was about 6:30, way too fast.

Brooks Adrenaline Miles: 5.50
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Ran on the West Side Highway again.  Pace overall was 7:05.  very hot and humid outside.  blech.  But legs felt good

Brooks Adrenaline Miles: 5.10
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Long run.  Started in times square, ran a loop at central park and ran the west side highway home.  Felt good on the hills in the park despite the heat/humidity.  Foot is still a little sore across the top.  Hope it's just soft tissue pull.  Average pace was 7:59

Brooks Adrenaline Miles: 11.20
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ran and it was nasty out. I waited until 10 to let the heat drop. When I finished the run it was 75 out with 85% humidity (right at my 160 cut off) and I could feel it. It wasn't hot standing there but once you started moving, it was intense. Did 4.5 miles @ 7:45

Brooks Adrenaline Miles: 4.50
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So, Because I'm impulsive and easily influences I registered for the Wineglass marathon in Corning, NY on Oct 2.  My sister is running the 1/2 as part of her NYCM training so I'd figure I'd tag along.  Should be an interesting time.  My third marathon and second road marathon.  No idea what I'll run.  I'm gonna set a tentative goals of 3:05 becasue BQs are so hot right now (so says Mugatu) and I figure I could hit it without killing myself (famous last words). 

14 weeks to go, we'll see what happens!  What ever goes down will be spectacular in some form

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Gave blood this morning and ran an easy 3 miles this evening at 8:05.  First day of my 14 week plan for the Wineglass marathon on Oct 2nd.  Here we go

Brooks Adrenaline Miles: 3.10
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Ran with Sadie last night, 4.5 @ 7:40 miles. 

Brooks Adrenaline Miles: 4.50
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3 easy miles w/o a watch.  Shins a lil' sore.

Brooks Adrenaline Miles: 3.00
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Brooks Adrenaline Miles: 47.90
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