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2017 Boston Marathon

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Member Since:

Jun 09, 2009



Goal Type:

Local Elite

Running Accomplishments:

Chicago Marathon - 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016 (9 in total)

Boston Marathon - 2010, 2015. 2016

Kiawah Island Golf Resort Marathon - 2012

 Marathon PR: 2016 Chicago Marathon - 2:57:20



Short-Term Running Goals:

Continue running Boston and Chicago every year, adding in others here and there

Complete in a Ironman 70.3 in 2017, and if all goes well an Ironman in 2018

Long-Term Running Goals:

- Run at least two marathons every year

- Run the 6 Majors (Chicago, New York, Boston, Berlin, London, Tokyo)

- Inspire and encourage family/friends and run marathon(s) with them



I am a 34 year old male from Chicago, Illinois. I graduated from the University of Colorado in May 2006 and started running in the spring of 2007. Since then I have gone from a max of about 220 pounds to my current weight of roughly 175 lbs, and more importantly have developed a true joy and passion for running. 


Favorite Blogs:

Miles:This week: 12.60 Month: 33.75 Year: 1919.95
Saucony Orange Lifetime Miles: 400.30
Blue Triumph ISO 3 Lifetime Miles: 384.75
Saucony Freedom Grey Lifetime Miles: 253.10
Kinvara 9 White Lifetime Miles: 194.35
Race: 2017 Boston Marathon (26.2 Miles) 03:29:28, Place overall: 6923, Place in age division: 2793
Slow milesFast milesTotal Distance

4th Boston marathon yesterdat. MAJOR struggle. A bit surprising since I felt really good about my training, better than past Boston Marathons in fact. Just wasn't my day I suppose, might have been the heat as well. Apparently reached 79 degrees in the morning. Ran the first half in 1:30:36 - my desired/expected marathon pace - but completely hit the wall in the second half. Felt pretty weak less than 10 miles in, might have psyched myself out a bit too. Eventually just decided I wouldn't worry about my time and just enjoy the experience, but I couldn't enjoy it at all. Total struggle. Ran the last 10K at a 10-11 minute pace. Stopped to throw up right after making the turn onto Boyslton. Luckily I already have my qualifying time for 2018 so will have a chance to redeem myself. 

BLUE Saucony Hurricane ISO 2 Miles: 26.20
Night Sleep Time: 0.00Nap Time: 0.00Total Sleep Time: 0.00Weight: 0.00Calories: 0.00
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