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<span style="font-size:medium;"><span style="font-family:'Times New Roman';">The short version is at the bottom.</span></span><br><br><span style="font-size:medium;"><span style="font-family:'Times New Roman';">Today I had the honor of running my 100th race with my son as he ran his first 5K. This race was also the first race I did 6 years ago after I started running again in April of 2001. In the last 6 years and 3 months I have run over 8500 miles and raced a little over 700 miles. I have raced in 4 different states. I have run on high school tracks, sandy beaches, roads, hilly trails in NJ, and flat trails in St. Augustine. I have run what seems like every distance possible between 1 mile and 50K.</span></span><br><br><span style="font-family:'Times New Roman';"><span style="font-size:medium;">1 Mile: 7 times</span></span><br><span style="font-family:'Times New Roman';"><span style="font-size:medium;">3 mile: 1 time</span></span><br><span style="font-family:'Times New Roman';"><span style="font-size:medium;">5K: 40 times</span></span><br><span style="font-family:'Times New Roman';"><span style="font-size:medium;">4 mile: 7 times</span></span><br><span style="font-family:'Times New Roman';"><span style="font-size:medium;">8K: 4 times</span></span><br><span style="font-family:'Times New Roman';"><span style="font-size:medium;">5 miles: 9 times</span></span><br><span style="font-family:'Times New Roman';"><span style="font-size:medium;">10K: times</span></span><br><span style="font-family:'Times New Roman';"><span style="font-size:medium;">15K: 7 times</span></span><br><span style="font-family:'Times New Roman';"><span style="font-size:medium;">10 Mile: 4 times</span></span><br><span style="font-family:'Times New Roman';"><span style="font-size:medium;">Half Marathon: 7 times</span></span><br><span style="font-family:'Times New Roman';"><span style="font-size:medium;">30K: 2 times</span></span><br><span style="font-family:'Times New Roman';"><span style="font-size:medium;">Marathon: 4 times</span></span><br><span style="font-family:'Times New Roman';"><span style="font-size:medium;">50K: 4 times</span></span><br><br><span style="font-size:medium;"><span style="font-family:'Times New Roman';">Yes a lot of people think I am nuts when I go out running during the Jacksonville heat or in the snow of New Jersey. I am starting to learn to accept that my body doesn’t like the summer heat and so my training pace is going to drop dramatically when compared to my pace in the fall and winter. I haven’t totally accepted it but I am getting better at it. I have lost about 20 – 25 pounds of body weight and 12 percent body fat. I can still remember the feelings I had when I hit the final 2/10’ths of a mile in my first Marathon and the joy I felt when I crushed my record for a 50K.</span></span><br><br><br><span style="font-family:'Times New Roman';"><span style="font-size:medium;">The whole family joined today and after getting loosened up, Jason and I lined up towards the back of the pack to ensure he doesn’t get run over and that he doesn’t start off to fast. The rain sprinkled on and off as we waited for the cannon. After the cannon, the crowd moves forward. We get almost to the first mile marker and he is ready for a break so we walk for a minute and then we start jogging again. We started a nice routine of jogging until he was tired and walking until he was ready to run again. We got through the second mile and he asked how much farther. He was getting tired but still running and walking. The entire time I jogged with him and kept on encouraging him. We made the turn for the final tenth; he saw the finish line and started his final sprint. His mom and sister were cheering from the sidelines as he finished up strong.</span></span><br><br><br><br><b><span style="font-size:medium;"><span style="font-family:'Times New Roman';">Short Version:</span></span></b><br><span style="font-family:'Times New Roman';"><span style="font-size:medium;">Mat to Start line: :30</span></span><br><span style="font-family:'Times New Roman';"><span style="font-size:medium;">Mile 1: 1.00 in 9:57 (9:58 pace)</span></span><br><span style="font-family:'Times New Roman';"><span style="font-size:medium;">Mile 2: 1.01 in 12:37 (12:31 pace)</span></span><br><span style="font-family:'Times New Roman';"><span style="font-size:medium;">Mile 3: 1.00 in 13:52 (13:53)</span></span><br><span style="font-family:'Times New Roman';"><span style="font-size:medium;">Final .1: .11 in 52 (7:53)</span></span><br><span style="font-family:'Times New Roman';"><span style="font-size:medium;">Totals: 3.14 miles in 37:50 (12:04 pace)</span></span><br><span style="font-family:'Times New Roman';"><span style="font-size:medium;">Gun Time: 37:49</span></span><br><span style="font-family:'Times New Roman';"><span style="font-size:medium;">Mat Time: 37:17</span></span><br><br><span style="font-family:'Times New Roman';"><span style="font-size:medium;">Age Group Place: 51/53</span></span><br><span style="font-family:'Times New Roman';"><span style="font-size:medium;">Overall Place: 413/443</span></span><br><br><span style="font-family:'Times New Roman';"><span style="font-size:medium;">Son:</span></span><br><span style="font-family:'Times New Roman';"><span style="font-size:medium;">Age Group: 10/13</span></span><br><span style="font-family:'Times New Roman';"><span style="font-size:medium;">Overall Place: 411/443</span></span><br><br><span style="font-size:medium;"><span style="font-family:'Times New Roman';">Yeah it was my slowest time for a 5K ever but I had a fantastic time running with my son today who seemed to really enjoy it. After recovering for about 30 minutes he wants to try another one, so maybe in December I can get him to run another one.</span></span><br><br><span style="font-size:medium;"><span style="font-family:'Times New Roman';">I still have goals that I want to attain and hopefully in the coming years I can reach them.</span></span>
 

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That is one smile-inducing race report.<br><br>
Congrats to you and your son. Very cool that the whole family got to see it.
 

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You amaze me, FB.<br><br>
I remember when I first joined Kick in February I wondered "Who's that crazy guy who ran 100 miles this week?"<br><br>
It's nice to see that you've been "crazy" for a while. Your son will always remember this race.
 

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It sounds like you had a wonderful day with your son. Memories like todays will last you both the rest of your lives.
 

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I really love this race report, and I'm sure both you and your son will remember this one fondly for a long time. Congrats to both of you<br><br>
I've kinda' realized that I've never had any of my family see me race, and your RR reminds me that I have to rectify that soon.
 

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[hijack]There's another fella here, I believe his name is runbillrun, who races 5k's with his family. He posts some terrific pictures of them. I think I'd like to do that with my family if I ever get around to starting one![/hijack]
 

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<img alt="laughing1.gif" src="http://files.kickrunners.com/smilies/laughing1.gif"> Funny! I was thinking of my parents and my sibs myself. Starting a family is something that I haven't done either (at least, not to my knowledge heh)
 

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Looks like we're gonna have to call Maury.<img alt="confused.gif" src="http://files.kickrunners.com/smilies/confused.gif"><img alt="biggrin.gif" src="http://files.kickrunners.com/smilies/biggrin.gif">
 

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I'm glad I dropped into this thread. I'm only about 88 races behind you!<br><br>
I'm hoping that DD1 (age 9) asks to run with me at some point. She seems to enjoy riding her bike alongside at this point.<br><br>
Great report and your writing is just dripping with pride in your son. That's awesome. <img alt="smile.gif" src="http://files.kickrunners.com/smilies/smile.gif">
 

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Congrats on 100!!!<br><br><br>
I'm actually more impressed that you "know" you've run 100, rather than running a 100 races!!! <img alt="notworthy.gif" src="http://files.kickrunners.com/smilies/notworthy.gif">
 

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Thanks,<br>
I have all my race reports stored in a separate spreadsheet that has my times by date of the race and by best time for each distance covered.
 

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Congrats on the 100th. Congrats to your boy. Running with the kids is great!!! I've done 2 5k's with the DD. Good times. <img alt="smile.gif" src="http://files.kickrunners.com/smilies/smile.gif">
 

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It is a great feeling to race with your children. I have done it with both of mine. My son never caught the fever, but my daughter did, and she has been beating me consistently since she was 11 yrs old. It makes me feel like my running desire is genetic and will survive my retirement whenever I finally hang up my shoes.
 

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Here is a picture of Jason and myself at the finish.<br><br><img alt="" src="http://i87.photobucket.com/albums/k159/Floridaboiler/100_2882w.jpg" style="border:0px solid;"><br><br>
and here is one of Kaylee at the finish of the 1 mile fun run. She beat her mom, and no that is not her Mom right behind her <img alt="biggrin.gif" src="http://files.kickrunners.com/smilies/biggrin.gif"> . That is a friend of mine who was jogging the fun run with his son who was right in front of my daughter. Apparently with about a 1/4 mile to go Kaylee saw his son and she just took off trying to catch him!<br><br><img alt="" src="http://i87.photobucket.com/albums/k159/Floridaboiler/kaylee070407r.jpg" style="border:0px solid;"><br><br>
I think Mrs. Boiler would shoot me if I posted her race picture so I will not share that one.<br><br>
I put the rest of my race pictures from Wednesday here: <a href="http://purduejax.org/currentrun.html" target="_blank">http://purduejax.org/currentrun.html</a>
 

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How cute the pics are! I love this RR; it's very special to get to spend time doing something you love with your children.
 

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boiler,<br>
congrats on the 100<br><br>
It is wonderful that you are sharing those terrific memories with us.
 
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