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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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Total Distance
25.00
Total Distance
4.00

Obviously, Sunday was a rest day. A much-needed rest day.


Easy four miles today, just working out the lactic acid or whatever's in there making my hamstrings ache. After stretching I feel fine, though I still admire you guys for running the Striders half this weekend. Hopefully everybody has plenty of energy. Beautiful morning here, the sun is out and reflecting off the water. I'll have no trouble getting my base up to 35-45 miles/week (which is what I'm aiming for this spring) if the weather holds like this for a few weeks. It's the nasty rainy days that make things tough.

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Total Distance
5.00

A typical 5 mile run (Warren Ave. bridge to Lions Park, back through Manette), after an unintended day off Tuesday (work-related). I kept the pace pretty easy, though stretched my legs out on a few downhills to stay loose. Feeling completely recovered from RDS. 

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Total Distance
4.00

I think I was a bit over 4 today, but it wasn't much more. The middle two miles were tempo pace, probably around 6:30/mile. I didn't mean to do that, it was just really nice out and I was kind of in a hurry so I cut loose a bit. I relaxed the last mile in though, and I plan to get easy distance tomorrow. Incidentally, I completely credit this run to the blog. I didn't have much time for a run today, but reading the blog today stuck in my head (especially Paul's column about doubles, which mentioned that even short runs improve the blood flow, etc. and thus are important) so I got out. 

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Total Distance
3.00

Beautiful morning for a few easy miles. I think I've found a few races this spring to target. There's a pretty popular local 10k/Half next weekend that I'm thinking about, I've been told it's kind of challenging and hilly. Not sure which I would do. Then there's a 12k up in a little tourist town called Port Townsend on May 20. Judging from the past results it gets some real good competition from Seattle/Portland and around here. It's a more moderate course, and has a nice decline on the second half of the race. 

 Good luck to anyone running in Ogden tomorrow, I'm looking forward to seeing how you guys do.
 

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Total Distance
9.00

Weather finally changed and it's raining again. Not cold though, so I can live with it. I found a nice route for longer runs, a rolling stretch that hugs the shoreline I can do a nice out and back on. Good run, except for the corner where I forgot how mossy and slick the sidewalks are in Western Washington. Complete wipe out on my butt right next to the park, and I didn't want to stand around to see if anyone saw me so I took off right away. 

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Total Distance
25.00
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