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December 13, 2018

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Waldorf,MD,United States

Member Since:

Jul 18, 2010



Goal Type:

Marathon Finish

Running Accomplishments:

Several half marathons:  PR 1:59:12

3 Full:  PR   4:38:10

Did a 50th b-day run/ride.  Ran 22 miles, then rode 28 miles.  Took me 7 hours but I conquered 50 miles in honor of that milestone birthday.

Short-Term Running Goals:

April 12, 2014  St. Charles 10 miler

May 4, 2014   Flying Pirate 5K & Half Marathon (doing both)  

September 12-13, 2014  Ragnar Run (200 mile relay)

October, 2014  Woodrow Wilson Bridge Half Marathon



Long-Term Running Goals:

stay healthy...stay strong...stay happy!

Race at least 3 times a year  (1 full marathon / 2 half marathons) 


Married for 30 years.  2 kids (28 & 20).  One beautiful grandson!

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Miles:This week: 0.00 Month: 0.00 Year: 0.00
Asics Keyano 19 Lifetime Miles: 66.62
Total Distance

Swam for 30 minutes yesterday at CSM Open swim.  I'm taking swimming lessons to see if I will be able to sign up for a triathlon sprint in June.  I want to make sure I will be able to swim across the river.  I only need to swim 1/2 mile, bike 10, and run a 5K.  I'm not worried about the bike and run but the swim has me nervous.  I'm not a very good swimmer.  I tend to take in a lot of water.  I've had two freestyle lessons so far and it's not pretty.  I feel like my breathing is all wrong which leads me to gasp for air and take in water...choke...stop swimming so I can breathe and recoupe.  If anyone has advice I'd love to hear it.


Night Sleep Time: 0.00Nap Time: 0.00Total Sleep Time: 0.00
From The Quiet Pirate on Tue, Feb 17, 2015 at 01:54:44 from

Will they let you wear a snorkel? That would make it lots easier. I'm not a strong swimmer & that's why I just do not sign up for Tri's.

I think you are awesome for taking on this new challenge. You're always inspiring me to spread my wings.

Good luck with your training.

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