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October 2010

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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.

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Sadie's Lifetime Miles: 298.30
Ralphie's Lifetime Miles: 346.60
Running MilesSwimming YardsBike Miles
18.350.00130.60
Night Sleep Time: 0.00Nap Time: 0.00Total Sleep Time: 0.00Weight: 192.33
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2.500.000.00

Ran for 20 minutes (2.5 miles) before work today on the treadmill real quick.  I need to work till midnight tonight so I needed to squeeze a quick one in this morning.  

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Commute to work.  It was a short ride but I got rained on the way home.  Work was fine but please don't yell at your pharmacist.  While it will make them feel sad and unappreciated you will NOT get what you want regardless of the severity.  Cursing me out becasue you ran out of pills 3 weeks early is not our fault and very highly doubtful we shorted you 21 pills.  Also, there is a difference between I will not give your medicine and you have to buy your medicine out of pocket becasue your insurance will not pay becasue you are 3 weeks early.  I will never deny you medicine unless there is the chance it will kill you or if it's illegal for me to do so.  I will however charge you the cash price for it, so why 100$ does sound like a lot of money for you to pay for your medicine I am not denying it to you or trying to kill you.  

 So since it got rained on and made my bike a mess I decided to really clean it.  It's is now nice and sparkly.  The chain has never been cleaner.  I must confess that I do not  use environmentally friendly cleaners.  I try to and they suck, especially on the chain and cassette.  Nothing works as good as mineral spirits so I guess I will have to use it. 

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Bike Commute again to whoever is listening.  It's mighty chilly in the morning, I'm gonna have to break out the pants and gloves soon.  

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It was gross out so I ran on the mill.  30 minutes and I covered about 3.8 miles.  It was faster than I wanted, I wanted to run at 8:30 min/mile but accidentally set it at 8 min/mile.  I guess it's good I didn't notice, must mean I'm more in shape.

 I have the Buffalo Turkey Trot 8k coming up on Thanksgiving.  It's probably the first race I've been even moderately trained in the past 4 years.  I ran it in 2008 in a loagy 42 minutes at the height of my out-of-shape-ness so this year I'm aiming for 35ish which I think is perfectly doable considering I have 6 weeks.

I like the Buffalo Turkey Trot, it's big (~8-10k runners) and is the oldest consecutively run road race in America.  This year will 115 years without a year off.

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Bike Commute, finally stopped raining. 

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Half of a bike commute!  I'm blech, so I'm not writing anything of substance (like I ever do).  Maybe later.  It's the weekend, I have to work Sunday, joy!

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Did the bike commute to the pharmacy I was working at today.  Super short 3.2 mile round trip.  There was a lot of frost this morning, I had to break out the winter gloves but the ride home was nice and sunny.  Work was busy but boring/uneventful.  

Later I did a 5 mile run (in 41min) on the treadmill while watching Family Guy/American Dad.  It was probably the first time I ran 5 miles since the Turkey Trot in 2008 so that was pretty good.  The run was nothing exciting but I sweat a ton in the basement, I should get out the fans to help move some air. 

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Bike Commute!  It was below freezing in the morning,  chilly toes

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3.100.000.00

Ran a 5k (@8:15 pace) on the treadmill before bed.  I was gonna run a little more but I was sleepy and not feeling well.  I feel like I'm getting faster and I'm def loosing weight so I think my plan is working.

 

I woke up Friday morning and my left foot is a little sore from the top down around the inside to my arch.  I hope it's nothing serious, just some soreness from a misplaced step or something.  Friday is an off day becasue I have to work till midnight so it'll have time to relax and heal

Night Sleep Time: 0.00Nap Time: 0.00Total Sleep Time: 0.00Weight: 192.50
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Bike Commute

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Bike Commute. Of note, drinking Poweraid while showering after your workout is a good way to hydrate after a tough old man basketball pick-up game.

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Bike Commute.  I have blood in the afternoon again (saving lives, yip for me) which combined with a 30mph headwind made my ride home pretty horrendous.  

 Good news is that I'm approaching 190 pounds,  When I hit 189, it'll be 20 pounds lost since mid may.  Only 30 more to go to get to fighting weight.  Side note, I've been super tired and going to bed early.  Last night at 9:30 which is highly abnormal.  I'll blame it on my flu shot which I know is a complete placebo excuse.  

Night Sleep Time: 0.00Nap Time: 0.00Total Sleep Time: 0.00Weight: 190.50
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I ran 4 miles last night with Sadie after dinner.  It was a nice warm night out.  Running felt fine, I definitely feel like I'm in better shape which is great.  The 4 miles is relatively easy and Sadie was super excited to go. 

 I am pretty sore from house work all weekend.  We put up crown molding and painted our living room.  Crown molding is a huge PITA to put up and make sure all the joints are tight, I'm glad it's over.  I was disappointed that I didn't get the change to get out and exercise this weekend but I was too busy.   Oh Well. 

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Bike Commute.  Nothing exciting.  I need a vacation.

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It's mother flipping Friday and I did my bike commute.  Unlucky for me I need to clean my house this weekend, my brother is coming to visit.  Le sigh

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Night Sleep Time: 0.00Nap Time: 0.00Total Sleep Time: 0.00Weight: 192.33
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