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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
142.000.000.00
Brooks Adrenaline Miles: 111.80Asics 2110 Pair 2 Miles: 3.00Brooks Adrenaline #2 Miles: 27.20
Night Sleep Time: 0.00Nap Time: 0.00Total Sleep Time: 0.00Weight: 0.00
Running MilesSwimming YardsBike Miles
13.000.000.00

long run with my sister at home in Galway.  Very hilly (850 foot gain), averaged about  8:08 pace

Brooks Adrenaline Miles: 13.00
Night Sleep Time: 0.00Nap Time: 0.00Total Sleep Time: 0.00Weight: 0.00
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Running MilesSwimming YardsBike Miles
5.800.000.00

moderate 6 miles in the hot sun on the old railroad grade (7:25 average)


Brooks Adrenaline Miles: 5.80
Night Sleep Time: 0.00Nap Time: 0.00Total Sleep Time: 0.00Weight: 0.00
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Running MilesSwimming YardsBike Miles
3.700.000.00

easy run around the development at Ashley's (8:11 ave pace)

Brooks Adrenaline Miles: 3.70
Night Sleep Time: 0.00Nap Time: 0.00Total Sleep Time: 0.00Weight: 0.00
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Race: Firecracker 4 (4 Miles) 00:26:40, Place overall: 141, Place in age division: 17
Running MilesSwimming YardsBike Miles
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Had my firecracker 4 miles race in Saratoga this morning. Over the weekend I ran 6 miles on Friday, a very hilly 14m on Saturday and 3 easy on Sunday. My quads were a little sore and my stomach is very sour from all the different foods this weekend. My sister is running the race with me. We get there and get our numbers and it's about 80-85 degree with full sun. Not my ideal weather by a long shot. We do a 2 mile warm up and get to the start. Based on my recent races I felt that 25 was doable goal (ran a 22min 3.5m race on the 9th of June).

We take off and I just about trip over people lined up at the start in front of me and way out of place. My first mile felt a little labored but not bad and the second I was hurting. I blow up at about 2.5, my sister paces me and the last 1.5 were brutally painful becasue there are a couple steep hills. I come in at 26:40 (pace 6:40min/miles), way off my time adn ready to puke. I was 141 overall and 17/92 in my age group.

Mile splits were 6:11, 6:29, 6:57, 7:02. Blech. Very disappointing, I think it was a combination of the long run on Saturday, the giving blood a week ago, very hot weather, and the steep hills were just too much. My sister beat me by 35sec and got 3rd in her age. I haven't had a bad race in a while, makes me grumpy

Brooks Adrenaline Miles: 6.00
Night Sleep Time: 0.00Nap Time: 0.00Total Sleep Time: 0.00Weight: 0.00
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3.000.000.00

3 easy miles with no watch,  legs nice and pain free

Brooks Adrenaline Miles: 3.00
Night Sleep Time: 0.00Nap Time: 0.00Total Sleep Time: 0.00Weight: 0.00
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6.800.000.00

Ran home from work today and added a lil extra to make it 7 miles.  Average pace was 7:27. Felt like I was working it pretty hard

Brooks Adrenaline Miles: 6.80
Night Sleep Time: 0.00Nap Time: 0.00Total Sleep Time: 0.00Weight: 0.00
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Running MilesSwimming YardsBike Miles
4.000.000.00

ran 4 really easy miles with ralphie before work (8:51 pace).  Shins were hurting pretty bad when I got done.  Iced them and they feel better now.  Maybe I need new shoes.  Kinda lame though, I only have about 225 miles on them

Brooks Adrenaline Miles: 4.00
Night Sleep Time: 0.00Nap Time: 0.00Total Sleep Time: 0.00Weight: 0.00
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6.000.000.00

6 average paced miles to the park, around and back.  Pace was 7:30, shins feeling a lot better.  I think the ice and the cider track at the pack helps

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
9.900.000.00

10 mile long run at an easy pace (8:15).  Ran to the park and did some loops.  Very hot and humid so it kept me at a slow pace.  My garmin died about 3/4 of the way though so I had to do some math to figure out my route home.  Worked out pretty good.  Iced when I got home, legs feeling good. I'm not concerned about them like I was the middle of the week

Brooks Adrenaline Miles: 9.90
Night Sleep Time: 0.00Nap Time: 0.00Total Sleep Time: 0.00Weight: 0.00
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Running MilesSwimming YardsBike Miles
3.000.000.00

easy 3 on the treadmill

Asics 2110 Pair 2 Miles: 3.00
Night Sleep Time: 0.00Nap Time: 0.00Total Sleep Time: 0.00Weight: 0.00
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Ugh, I've has some form of the flu since Tuesday.  Fever, aches, senstive skin, the works.  Explains my complete lack of running.  Get home from work (too busy to take off) and sleep on teh couch till bedtime.  Had an 8k scheduled this weekend, right now there is a 10% chance I'm gonna make it.  I'll need to wake up tomorrow and feel like a champ.  Outlook, not so good! :(

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Running MilesSwimming YardsBike Miles
3.000.000.00

3 easy miles on the treadmill in the basement (8:30).  Sweated like a pig. It's way too hot and humid in the northeast

Brooks Adrenaline Miles: 3.00
Night Sleep Time: 0.00Nap Time: 0.00Total Sleep Time: 0.00Weight: 0.00
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Running MilesSwimming YardsBike Miles
6.500.000.00

Waited until 10pm tonight to run.  Ran 6.5 miles @ 7:40 and it was still way hot.  Felt pretty ok overall

Brooks Adrenaline Miles: 6.50
Night Sleep Time: 0.00Nap Time: 0.00Total Sleep Time: 0.00Weight: 0.00
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Running MilesSwimming YardsBike Miles
4.000.000.00

4 easy miles before bed..  Average pace was 8:05

Brooks Adrenaline Miles: 4.00
Night Sleep Time: 0.00Nap Time: 0.00Total Sleep Time: 0.00Weight: 0.00
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Running MilesSwimming YardsBike Miles
9.800.000.00

Skipped my run on Friday so I had to double up today.  Ran 4 miles @ 7:45 before work in the morning and did another 5.8 @ 8:05 when I got home.  I'm really ready for the heat to be over with.  It's makes me run slow and it sucks

Brooks Adrenaline Miles: 9.80
Night Sleep Time: 0.00Nap Time: 0.00Total Sleep Time: 0.00Weight: 0.00
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Running MilesSwimming YardsBike Miles
13.900.000.00

14m long run.  Felt pretty good for the distance expect for the last 2 miles (they were a little rough).  Average pace was a nice 8:15.  Luckily it was a lot less humid so I wasn't so hot and I waited till 6 to run so the sun went down and it coolled off a little more.  Right shin meat is a little sore so I iced when I got home.  

Brooks Adrenaline Miles: 13.90
Night Sleep Time: 0.00Nap Time: 0.00Total Sleep Time: 0.00Weight: 0.00
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6.900.000.00

Ran home 7 miles from work. average pace was 7:20.  Felt good, still a little hot out but the humidity is a lot less so it was more enjoyable. Shins felt great

Brooks Adrenaline Miles: 6.90
Night Sleep Time: 0.00Nap Time: 0.00Total Sleep Time: 0.00Weight: 0.00
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3.000.000.00

Real easy 3 miles (8:40).  Legs a lil sore, iced when done

Brooks Adrenaline Miles: 3.00
Night Sleep Time: 0.00Nap Time: 0.00Total Sleep Time: 0.00Weight: 0.00
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6.500.000.00

Rode bike to track (1.6 miles)
1200 warm up
7 x800 with 400 recovery
1200 cool down
road home

Splits 2:56, 2:57, 3:04, 3:06, 3:08, 3:06, and 2:59.

Brooks Adrenaline Miles: 6.50
Night Sleep Time: 0.00Nap Time: 0.00Total Sleep Time: 0.00Weight: 0.00
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4.000.000.00

Very east 4 mile run @8:31

Brooks Adrenaline #2 Miles: 4.00
Night Sleep Time: 0.00Nap Time: 0.00Total Sleep Time: 0.00Weight: 0.00
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Running MilesSwimming YardsBike Miles
6.200.000.00

Moderately paced run.  Started a little slower and finished at about 7:10.  Got new shoes and iced.  Shins a little sore but should fix themselves

Brooks Adrenaline #2 Miles: 6.20
Night Sleep Time: 0.00Nap Time: 0.00Total Sleep Time: 0.00Weight: 0.00
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17.000.000.00

Long run.  Felt good but I sweated a TON.  Started at about 8:10miles and let myself speed up on the last 4 which ended up being under 8.  Legs felt good

Brooks Adrenaline #2 Miles: 17.00
Night Sleep Time: 0.00Nap Time: 0.00Total Sleep Time: 0.00Weight: 0.00
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Running MilesSwimming YardsBike Miles
142.000.000.00
Brooks Adrenaline Miles: 111.80Asics 2110 Pair 2 Miles: 3.00Brooks Adrenaline #2 Miles: 27.20
Night Sleep Time: 0.00Nap Time: 0.00Total Sleep Time: 0.00Weight: 0.00
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