Archive for April, 2010

Using Nike+ without using Nike+

Most of you are thinking I have officially lost it now… right?  I mean, Skip, what the heck are you talking about?  Well, a few months back I was looking at another runner on the Nike+ website that I compete against and noticed that his uploaded log files were unusual.  After further examination I discovered […]

Final run before the race

Well, today was the last day or running for me before Saturday’s race.  I knew I had to get out there but I also knew that I had to be careful and not overdo it. I did the Serena Williams interval workout from my Nike+ workout tracks.  I LOVE this workout.  It is a solid […]

Keeping it slow and easy

With 5 days left I wanted to take it a little easy today and not run all out.  Think that was the right move?  I am not sure myself.  At a pace of  8’23”, I truly did slow down, however, I really don’t remember slowing down that much…. sounds strange, I know. I plan on […]

Modified route for next Saturday’s race

Here is the modified route: If you liked that post, then try these…RSR 35 – Revealing my secret weapon for my Escape on June 3rd, 2011RSR Triathlon Training Video – Episode 10 on February 22nd, 2011RSR Triathlon Training Video – Episode 9 on February 22nd, 2011One year later and I have the numbers to prove […]

7 Days till race day and a good day for a brick

So it is one week from the big day.  I have sat down and carefully planned each and every workout from now until then.  I have ready many articles on how to prepare for a race and I am somewhat confused… some people say rest your legs the week of a race and other say […]

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2013 Upcoming Races
Labor Day Duathlon
9/1/13, Coconut Creek, FL
Short Course Duathlon Nationals
10/26/13, Tuscon / Oro Valley, Arizona
Turkey Duathlon
11/28/13, Coconut Creek, FL
Space Coast Half-Marthon
12/1/13, Cocoa, Florida
Last Chance Duathlon
12/14/13, Naples, FL
Jingle Bell Jog 5K
12/21/13, Sunrise, FL
2013 Completed Races
Ragnar Relay, Florida Keys (Ultra)
January 4-5, 2013, Miami to Key West, FL
Results: 32:59:17
Disney Family 5k
Orlando, FL, 1/11/13
Results: 18:41
Disney 1/2 Marathon
(Goofy Challenge)
Orlando, FL, 1/12/13
Results: 01:32.02
Disney 20th Anniversary Marathon
(Goofy Challenge)
Orlando, FL, 1/13/13
Results: 03:30:41
A1A Marathon
2/17/13, Ft. Lauderdale, FL
Results: 3:10:11   --   BOSTON QUALIFIED!
2014 Scheduled Races
A1A Marathon
2/16/14, Ft. Lauderdale, FL
Boston Marathon, Boston, MA
4/21/14, Boston, MA
Cellcom Green Bay Marathon
5/18/14, Green Bay, WI
Standard Distance Duathlon
World Championships
TBA, Pontevedra, Spain
Ironman Wisconsin, Madison, WI
September, 2014
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Personal Running Records

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  • 18:11 Fastest 5k
  • 38:52 Fastest 10k
  • 1:21:49 Fastest Half Marathon
  • 3:02:29 Fastest Marathon
  • 27.31/MI Farthest Distance
  • 3:54:50 Longest Run


So if you have read any of the blog thus far you know a little bit about me… I can not be told what to do and I push myself about as far as I can be pushed!

But how did I get here and why? Well, that is what this page is about.

I was never really the athletic type. Sure, I played tennis in high school (and quite well, mind you) but running CERTAINLY was never my thing!

The start of 2009 was big for me as I came to the realization that I had put on too much weight over the past 10 years (read more...)