marathon maniac #1293 2012 Goals 2000 miles - 100 miles in NC24-Fall
Hail to The Victors!
1. How long have you been running?
2. How many marathons have you done and which ones?
3. Marital status?
anything else interesting...
Lou, (aka Mr. predawnrunner), MD, USA | Lou's Brews | firstname.lastname@example.org
Your toughness is made up of equal parts persistence and experience. You don't so much outrun your opponents as outlast and outsmart them, and the toughest opponent of all is the one inside your head." - Joe Henderson
HobbyJogger & HobbyRacer
It's a 5k. It hurt like hell...then I tried to pick it up. The end.
Hello all ... I guess I am the new kid. joined group as have seen other folks on other threads of interest and also was glad to see that Columbus was the Team Marathon. I hope some are still plan on running as i will be there 10/18, I injured knee there last year and looking for revenge.
Why I started Running:
Well I always despised running so that is a good question. Fall of 2007 was at peak of out of shapness and 38 yrs old. Decided to finally lose some weight and get in shape. Oct 07 - Dec 07 lost about 20 lbs and at 200 lbs figured good enough to start running. Always wanted to compete in local sprint tri-athalon, so plan was to get in shape and this goal of race would keep me focused on weight loss. 1st step was be able to run a 5k, so 1/2/08 was first step out the door and ran first 5k 3/2/08, then 10k May 08, 10 miler Aug 08 ; Well never did the bike or swim thing and guess a runner now ... who would of known?
I have run a couple dozen races over past 2 years and started to run > 40 MPW and 5-6 days per week.
2 Marathons (1 complete May 09 , 1 DNF with knee injury Oct 08) -- PR 4:10:08
2 Half Marathons -- PR 1:55:05
2 10 milers -- PR 1:30:00
3 10Ks -- PR 49:35
6 5 milers -- PR 37:09
5 5ks -- PR 22:47
Currently training for Columbus Marathon 10/18 (goal < 3:45) and have 2 halfs, 1 10k , 1 10 miler scheduled over the next few months.
I'm married (16 years) with 3 kids (13, 10 and 2) and live in NE Ohio. Work in the IT field as a Business Intelligence consultant.