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Location:

Pittsfield,MA,

Member Since:

Jul 02, 2008

Gender:

Male

Goal Type:

Boston Qualifier

Running Accomplishments:

 

 

  •  2006 Mohawk Hudson River Marathon (NY)
  • 2007 Vermont City Marathon (VT)
  • 2011 BPAC 6 Hour Run (NY)
  • 2011 Mind the Ducks 12 Hour (NY)
  • 2012 Maple Leaf Indoor Marathon #1 (IN)
  • 2012 Maple Leaf Indoor Marathon #2 (IN)
  • 2012 BPAC 6 Hour Run (NY)
  • 2012 Mind the Ducks 12 Hour (NY)
  • 2012 Memorial Day Marathon (MA)
  • 2012 Around the Lake 12 Hour (MA)
  • 2012 Hancock Shaker Village 50 (MA) 
  • 2012 Bay State Marathon (MA)
  • 2012 First Descents Marathon (DE) 
  • 2013 Maple Leaf Indoor Marathon #1 (IN)
  • 2013 Maple Leaf Indoor Marathon #2 (IN) 
  • 2013 Circular Logic Marathon (IN)
  • 2013 Lake Waramaug 50M (CT)
  • 2013 BPAC 6 Hour Run (NY)
  • 2013 Ragnar Cape Cod Ultra Team (MA) 
  • 2013 Memorial Day Marathon (MA)
  • 2013 Relay For Life No. Berkshire (MA)
  • 2013 Ragnar Adirondack Ultra Team (MA)
  • 2013 BayState Marathon (MA)
  • 2013 One Day At the Fair Marathon (NJ)
  • 2013 West Palm Beaches Marathon (FL)
  • 2014 Arena Attack XL Center Marathon (CT)
  • 2014 Maple City 6-Pack Marathon #1 (IN)
  • 2014 Maple City 6-Pack Marathon #2 (IN)
  • 2014 Maple City 6-Pack Marathon #3 (IN)
  • 2014 Maple City 6-Pack Marathon #4 (IN)
  • 2014 Maple City 6-Pack Marathon #5 (IN)
  • 2014 Maple City 6-Pack Marathon #6 (IN)
  • 2014 Circular Logic Marathon (IN)

 Personal Bests:

  • 400 - 1:01 (2004)
  • 800 - 2:16 (2004)
  • Mile - 5:12 (2004)
  • 2Mile - 11:27 (2004)
  • 5k - 19:44 (2005)
  • 10k 40:46 (11/22/07)
  • 15k - 1:07:40 (11/11/07)
  • 13.11 Half - 1:38:31 (12/9/07)
  • Marathon 3:59:18 (1/25/14)
  • 50 miles 11:44 (5/14/11)

Eagle Scout with Bronze and Gold Palms (2002)

Biked from Ticonderoga, New York to Old Orchard Beach, Maine in August of 2005 (Total of about 290 miles

Short-Term Running Goals:

200 miles @ 72 Hour Race in May

Under 200 #

Sub 4:00 Marathon

 

 

Long-Term Running Goals:

QUALIFY AND RUN IN THE BOSTON MARATHON.

Personal:

I am 27.  Have done 33 marathons and ultras. Really trying to get in shape to get back to running the miles I want to. I love to read and worked for four years in a bookstore. I like to keep track of the books I read. Currently I work as a 6th & 7th grade history teacher at the only charter school in Berkshire County, as well as serve as the coach for the cross country team! Been experimenting as a pescatarian (eating only fish) since August 10, 2011. 

 

Just earned my Master's Degree in Adolescent Education for Social Studies. I have the most wonderful WIFE in the entire world.. EMMA! October 16, 2010

Run when you can, walk when you have to, crawl if you must. Just never give up! - Dean Karnazes -

We are all teachers and we are all students in this sport. - Dean Karnazes -

The simple act of putting one foot in front of the other and moving forward at an accelerated rate can be one of life's greatest - and simplest - pleasures. ~Dean Karnazes 

"Your beliefs become your thoughts, your thoughts become your words, your words become your actions, your actions become your habits, your habits become your values, your values become your destiny." - MK Gandhi 

"The marathon mercilessly rips off the outer layers of our defenses and leaves the raw human, vulnerable and naked. It is here you get an honest glimpse into the soul of an individual. Every insecurity and character flaw is open and on display for all the world to see. No communication is ever more real, no expression ever more honest. There is nothing left to hide behind. The marathon is the great equalizer. Ever movement, every word spoken and unspoken, is radiant truth. The veil has been obliterated. These are the profound moments of human interaction that I live for." - Dean Karnazes 

 

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Day #451: A couple hours behind schedule but I sucked it up. 14 mile progression run on the treadmill. 2 mile warm up in 18:03 (9:02 pace), 5 miles in 42:29 (8:30 pace), 1 mile easy in 9:09, 4 miles in 31:39 (7:55 pace), 2 mile cool down in 16:20 (8:10 pace). 1:57:42 total. Hell yeah!

Sweat is just you making room
in your pants for extra dessert rations.
Less means more fun, more food, more friends!

"A runner must run with dreams in his heart."
- Emil Zatopek

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Day #452: 3.33 miles in 30:00. Easy recovery run from yesterday's long progression run. Marathon this weekend. Always get excited for that. Keep on keeping on with the diet and such. Feeling good!

Sometimes I think I'm a barefoot
runner - then I get punched straight to the
face and look at my worn heels.

“If we are facing the right direction, all we have to do is keep walking.” 
Chinese Proverb

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Day #453: 5.5 miles total. Short run. Think problem is calf tightness putting too much stress on Achilles. 46:05. 5.55 mi. 800s were 3:45, 3:46, 3:44, 3:44, 3:44, 3:40.

stretched my calf muscles and going to do foam roller before bed. 4 days until marathon #34. Holler son!

Coffee soaked carpet,
World map ripped to hell man.
6th grade be rough son!

"If you believe in yourself anything is possible." ‪#‎teamsparkle‬

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Day #454: 5 miles in 44:20 (8:52 pace). Stretched calf muscles and achilles hurt less. Need to do some foam rolling before next marathon this weekend.

There is no "I can't"
Just "I won't" or ... excuses.
Seize each run like GOLD!

“Hidden in the glorious wildness like unmined gold.” 
― John Muir

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Day #455 : 3 miles easy 9:15 pace

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Day #456 : 1.10 miles after 12 hours of driving in 10:00 behind the hotel in the yard. Back and forth and back and forth. Phew!

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Race: Circular Logic Marathon (26.22 Miles) 04:34:49
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Marathon #34 - Race Report coming soon. So I started easy and ran 11 in the first 2 hours before normal start (Harry and I started at the 7am start). We were a bit tired since we drove 12 hours out there the day before. Harry hung tough despite never having run more than 9 miles total and that being his last run (in January!!).. he seriously didn't run for two months before this. At about mile 15 I decided I was feeling good, and the foot was not hurting all that much. Then I took off. 8:39 mi 15, 7:37 mi 16, 8:07 mi 19, mile 20 7:38, mile 21, 7:43, 8:09 mile 23, 7:52 mile 25, 7:35 mile 26. Never run that fast in a marahton, even if the final time was a little slower than expected. I had fun which is what counts! 4:34 final time.

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