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Tacoma City Marathon

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Member Since:

Dec 19, 2008



Goal Type:

Boston Qualifier

Running Accomplishments:

  • 5k
    Resolution Run 5k:
    1/1/09 20:46 (6:42)
    1/1/10 19:33 (6:18)
    1/1/11 19:23 (6:15)
    1/1/12 19:33 (6:18)
    FSRC Turkey Trot:
    11/20/11 18:50 (6:04)
  • 10k
    Resolution Run 10k:
    1/24/09 42:40 (6:53)
    1/23/10 40:48 (6:35)
    1/22/11 39:40 (6:24)
  • 15k
    Resolution Run 15k:
    2/21/09 1:05:59 (7:06)
    2/20/10 1:04:15 (6:55)
    2/26/11 1:03:46 (6:51)
    2/25/12 1:02:26 (6:42)
  • 20k
    Resolution Run 20k:
    3/21/09 1:27:16 (7:01)
    3/20/10 1:26:46 (6:59)
    3/26/11 1:24:37 (6:49)
    3/24/12 1:25:27 (6:52)
  • 1/2 Marathon
    Grand Columbian 1/2 Iron Relay
    2007 1:58:29 (8:59)
    2010 1:39:07 (7:34)
  • Marathon
    2005 Portland: 3:52:21 (8:52)
    2007 Tacoma: 3:47:17 (8:40)
    2010 Eugene: 3:16:21 (7:30)
    2011 Boston: 3:25:28 (7:51)
    2011 Tunnel: 3:06:30 (7:07)
    2012 Boston: 3:53:56 (8:56)
    2012 Big Sur: 3:23:06 (7:45)
    2013 Tacoma: 3:41:25 (8:27)
    2013 Tunnel Lite: 3:07:33 (7:09)
    2014 Boston: 3:40:35 (8:20)
  • Ultra Marathon
    2013 Defiance 50k: 4:49:12 (9:18)
    2013 Steilacoom 50k: 4:44:06 (9:09)
    2014 R2R 51.9mi: 9:51:40 (11:24)

Short-Term Running Goals:


Upcoming races: Just pacing and volunteering this year. PRs coming in 2016?

St Paddy's Day 1/2 1:50 Pacer 3/12/16

Whidbey Island 1/2 1:45 Pacer 4/?/16

Tacoma City Marathon 3:55 Pacer 5/1/16



No discipline seems pleasant at the time, but painful. Later on, however, it produces a harvest of righteousness and peace for those who have been trained by it.
Heb 12:11


Favorite Quotes:

"Go out and preach the Gospel, and if you have to, use words."  - St. Francis of Assisi

"Life is short; running makes it seem longer." - Baron Hansen

"If you have to ask, you wouldn't understand." HD?

"Rule #1. Cardio - Zombies lead a very active lifestyle, so should you." - Columbus (Zombieland)

"A one that is not cold is scarcely a one at all." - Strongbad

"Running without hills is like motorcycling without corners" -me


Favorite Blog Posts:

Puke and pass

My epic Beatles for Burt blogpost

Vodka at an aid station?


Hot tips for winter running:

Poor man's cleats. this works a LOT better than you would think! Very quick and easy.

Are you cheap like me? Put those little hotties in a ziplock bag and use them again tomorrow!

Kickstart your dead Garmin
Hold down the reset/lap button and the mode button together to get your 205/305/310xt to restart if it won't turn on or if it freezes up.

Favorite Blogs:

Miles:This week: 0.00 Month: 0.00 Year: 0.00
Brooks Adrenaline GT13-3 Lifetime Miles: 964.63
Shopping Cart Lifetime Miles: 9.60
Race: Tacoma City Marathon (26.2 Miles) 03:41:25, Place overall: 104, Place in age division: 17
Total Distance

Move along, not much to see here. Careful, don't slip in that vomit on your way through...

Asics 2160 Miles: 26.20
From Derunzo on Mon, May 06, 2013 at 15:04:03 from

A little sickness on the run?

From DLTheo on Mon, May 06, 2013 at 15:59:51 from

At least we're back to running marathons!

From Jon on Mon, May 06, 2013 at 19:15:30 from

Did you slip on your own vomit? :)

From I Just Run on Tue, May 07, 2013 at 09:04:06 from


From rAtTLeTrAp on Thu, May 09, 2013 at 11:34:05 from

I guess I shouldn't complain. I did make my original goal for this not to be my slowest marathon ever, and I didn't slip on my vomit :)

I'm still a little disappointed with the Marathon Maniac aspect of the race. There was supposed to be a special finish tent, beverages, free hat, blah, blah, blah for the finishers wearing MM gear. Nada. Maybe I should have worn my lucky flame shirt instead of the MM shirt. I've worn that thing for every PR and BQ so far. Um, yeah, that must have been it...

From Burt on Thu, May 09, 2013 at 17:27:09 from

Looks like an awesome time to me.

From Tom Slick on Thu, Aug 08, 2013 at 08:01:08 from

Whats wrong with a 3:41:XX?

From rAtTLeTrAp on Thu, Aug 08, 2013 at 08:21:14 from

Nothing is really wrong with a 3:41. I'm just a little disappointed that about 20 minutes of it was wasted on puking and walking. I'm looking forward to a much faster finish in a few weeks. I'd like to go back to Boston next year if I can qualify and the finances work out.

From Tom Slick on Thu, Aug 08, 2013 at 08:59:00 from

Well Man, that marathons in the books, time to look forward to the next and make it the best you can!!! I've got a marathon (The Layton Marathon)here in Utah on the 31st of August and I'm hoping to get BQ for the 2014 run at Boston. Hope my training can get this tire old man over the finish line in time!!!

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