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Member Since:

May 12, 2008



Goal Type:

Marathon Finish

Running Accomplishments:

1/2 marathon  1:43:09--Illinois Marathon, April 2013

10K: 46:50--Safe Kids Run in Crystal Lake Park, April 2010

5K: 22:07--Jingle Bell Run, December 2009

Short-Term Running Goals:

Do another marathon AFTER GOOD TRAINING


1/2 marathon in 1:41 or under


Break Burt's 5K PR by 1 second


10K in 46:00 or under


Long-Term Running Goals:

Keep encouraging my family in their development of a healthy lifestyle


God willing, I will run until the end.


I run with God. I use my running time to contemplate, to pray and to listen for His call. I'm married to a non-runner, but a supportive one, and we have four children.

Miles:This week: 0.00 Month: 54.25 Year: 221.50
Ignition Lifetime Miles: 29.25
Pink Kinvara Lifetime Miles: 147.30
Saucony Everun Lifetime Miles: 334.65
Fastwitch Lifetime Miles: 130.50
Slow milesFast milesTotal Distance

I felt pretty good on this run.  I wish I had about 3 weeks more to train, but alas, I am running the half on Saturday.  I think the only expectation I have for time is somewhere around 1:55, but I really think that as long as my average pace is under 9, I'll feel okay.  I just didn't put in the training to expect anything else.  The only thing that I need to do is start off rather slow and try not to push the pace beyond what feels comfortable early on.  This is what I did today, and my miles were comfortable all the way through.  I suppose if I'm really feeling it, I should just try to push once I get more than halfway. 

My watch didn't connect right away and I forgot to hit my watch at the mile marker.  I was probably only a few hundreths off, but my first mile was probably closer to 9 min.

Splits:  9:23, 8:45, 8:47, 8:48, 8:41, 8:52, 8:56, 8:34, 8:27.

Fastwitch Miles: 10.00
Slow milesFast milesTotal Distance
Fastwitch Miles: 10.00
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