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Gasparilla Half Marathon

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2008
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Location:

Tampa,FL,

Member Since:

Feb 02, 2008

Gender:

Male

Goal Type:

Unknown

Running Accomplishments:

I have been running off and on for over 25 years and competed in over 100 races including 7 marathons and 8 half-marathons.

PR's:

  • Marathon 3:39
  • Half-marathon 1:37
  • 15k 1:06
  • 10k 42:00? (it was 42 something but not sure, it was a while ago)
  • 5k 20:14

 

Short-Term Running Goals:

My primary goal right now is to qualify for the Boston Marathon. My age group qualifying time is 3:30:59.  I finished this years Disney Marathon in 3:39:10.  My next marathon will be the Chicago Marathon in October.

Long-Term Running Goals:

At this point I just want to continually improve my times.  Really long term goal is to remain competitive in what ever age group I'm in.

Miles:This week: 0.00 Month: 0.00 Year: 0.00
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
4.500.000.000.004.50

I'm starting my 5k training now. 2 days after my half marathon and the legs felt great. I ran 2.5 of my 4.5 at 5k pace.  

Night Sleep Time: 6.50Nap Time: 0.00Total Sleep Time: 6.50
Comments(1)
Race: Gasparilla Half Marathon (13.1 Miles) 01:37:15, Place overall: 151, Place in age division: 15
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
14.000.000.000.0014.00

I just missed my goal of sub 1:36 but I still finished the Gasparilla half in a new PR of 1:37:15.  I had something left at the end but I’m not sure it was enough to have run 1:15 faster.   I still have a long way to go but when I set a PR after almost every race I know I’m doing something right.

Overall it was another well run race. The start temp was in the low 50’s which is about perfect for me.  There was a little headwind when running north on Bayshore to the finish but it probably didn’t affect my time more than a few seconds.   

Night Sleep Time: 6.50Nap Time: 0.00Total Sleep Time: 6.50
Comments(4)
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
18.500.000.000.0018.50
Night Sleep Time: 13.00Nap Time: 0.00Total Sleep Time: 13.00
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