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Location:

WA,

Member Since:

Feb 10, 2007

Gender:

Male

Goal Type:

Local Elite

Running Accomplishments:

I was an 800/1500 runner in high school and college, with PRs of 1:55 and 4:08. I've run as fast as 16:15 for 5k and 1:20 for a half, but my bests in recent years are 17:07 5k (Dec. '11), 37:40 10k (Jan. '12), 1:23:49 half (Sept. '08), 2:53:12 marathon (September '10), and 4:45:06 50k (March '10).

Short-Term Running Goals:

Late 2015/2016 races: 

— Seattle Soltice 10k (Dec. 19)

— Nookachamps half marathon (Jan. 16)

— Toyko Marathon (Feb. 28) 

Personal:

I'm an editor at a newspaper in Bremerton, Washington and head coach of the Bremerton Jaguars youth track and field team.

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Race: Beat the Bridge 8k (4.97 Miles) 00:38:07
Total Distance
6.00

I intended to race this one, not because I could PR but because it would have been interesting to see where I'm at. But I decided to pace my cousin Alicia instead, since I had kind of talked her into running anyway. That made for an easier run (at times I wished I was racing) but a fun run. We ran slowly for the first mile, missed the split but it was probably over 9 minutes due to crowds (seriously, it's the worst at the back of a fun run with thousands. I could go on and on, it kind of made me not like running). Then we came back with a better second mile, hit the 2-mile mark just over 16 minutes. Then a 7:45, over the bridge (uphill) and toward the hospital, then a great 6:53, when it was fun to see Alicia push as the crowds thinned (though I passed a guy texting around mile 4 -- seriously, he was texting). Then another quick mile to finish on the Husky Stadium field, which was a little longer than the usual finish. Anyway, good day to stretch the legs, plus a mile warmup to the stadium.  

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