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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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Sadie's Lifetime Miles: 298.30
Ralphie's Lifetime Miles: 346.60
Race: UAW Veterans Appreciation 5K (3.11 Miles) 00:18:26, Place overall: 5, Place in age division: 3
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Race Report: UAW Veterans Appreciation 5K in Lockport, NY I needed/wanted to do a 5k before Thanksgiving to see what kind of shape I was in for the Turkey Trot and just in general. Of the races for this weekend, this one fit best into the schedule choice. Plus it was cheap (20$ day of race) and small (only ~100) people yet it had good competition (top 6 people were under 19). I’ve been running only base miles with no speed work since mid August so I was a little unsure of my speed but I was hoping to go under 18:36 and closer to 18 the better. Plus I was un-tapered in the middle of high (for me) mileage

Pre-race: I registered and got my amazing old school super loud cotton t-shirt. In the day of tech shirts, a little throw back style is nice. I did a 2 mile warm-up to see how I was feeling It was a weird temp, low 40s with wind so I wasn’t sure how to dress. Ended up going with shorts and a long sleeve t, I forgot my gloves so my hands were a little cold.

Mile 1 (5:42): I wanted to make sure I did not go out too fast because I’m tired for doing it. Once the gun went off, I started slow (in maybe 10-12th place) and got settled behind the lead back of 3 next to the eventual 2nd place finisher. Some little kid (like 10 years old) was way off the front but he only lasted like 3 minutes and was done. The guy next to me took off to catch the lead group and I was alone. Felt surprisingly good.

Mile 2 (6:04): Tried to keep the pace up but this mile was mostly uphill so the pace dropped off a little bit. The front got stretched out and the lead group (probably ¾ of a min up) spit off a runner that I was trying to catch.

Mile 3 (5:57): Now it leveled off and started to go downhill a little. I can always pick it up the last mile and I’m excited to get done. I was pushing to trying to get the guy in front of me but I was burning pretty bad.

Finish time (18:26): Couldn’t quite catch the guy in front of me but came in 5th overall and 3rd in my age. Did my 2 mile cool-down and drank some beer and had some pizza. Overall I was happy with my time and the race in general. I would definitely keep it on the calendar and maybe do it again next year. Very nice for a super small race.


PM: 6 easy miles (3 with each dog).  Pace: 8:40

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