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Me after running 5 Marathons in 5 Days in 5 States

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Member NameRoger Wright
LocationBoston
Age54
SexMale
Years Running
Max Distance35+ 
Fastest Mile7:15 
Current Mile8:45 
Types of RunningRoad Runner
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Internet Profile Linkhttp://www.RFME.org
Fitness StatementI was overweight my entire life, and 300+ pounds for the previous 5 years (I'm only 5'6"). On June 7th, 2008, at the age of 47 I decided to drastically change my life. Even though I had never run more than a 1/4 mile in my previous 30 years because I HATED running, I set a goal of running the 2009 Boston Marathon which was 10 months away and to raise $3000 for my 9 year old niece Julia who suffers from Cystic Fibrosis. I exceeded all expectations and have learned to love running. I generally run 5-6 marathon or other endurance races each year and will continue to do so as long as my legs allow me.


 
Quote“"Once you cross the finish line, no matter how fast or how slow, it will change your life forever" (Dick Beardsley from the movie "Spirit of the Marathon")” 
Running AchievementsOnly being able to run 10 yards the first day of training and 10 months later running the 2009 Boston Marathon, NONSTOP!  

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Upcoming Races

Date Event Name Location Distance    
4/24/16 Big Sur International Marathon  Monterrey, CA  Marathon  Share with Friends Share on Facebook  

Recent Races

Date Event Name Location Distance Race Time Place
10/11/15 Chicago Marathon   Chicago   Marathon  06:05:30   
8/29/15 Coventry RI Marathon   Coventry RI  Marathon  04:35:50  22/126 
5/24/15 Buffalo Marathon   Buffalo   Marathon  04:39:48   
3/15/15 LA Marathon  LA  Marathon  05:06:03   

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UjENA FIT Club Posts

Saturday, February 6th, 2016
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Forced to run on indoor track. Better than the dreadmill though.

Thursday, February 4th, 2016
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Ran a comfortable 55 degree(!) 11.25 miles.

Wednesday, February 3rd, 2016
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Ran 3 miles, 1 hour spin, 30 minutes weights and climbed to the top of the Pyramids on Stairmaster.

Sunday, January 31st, 2016
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Ran 1.5 miles on treadmill, 1 hour spin, 3 miles speedwork back on treadmill.

Sunday, January 24th, 2016
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Ran 17 miles on indoor track.

Sunday, January 17th, 2016
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Ran 15 miles to Boston with a marathon newbie.

Sunday, January 10th, 2016
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Walked 1 mile.

Saturday, January 9th, 2016
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Ran 16.50 miles along the Boston Marathon route, beginning at the starting line in Hopkinton. Decided to make it fun and bought a Powerball ticket in each town along the way.

run This is a nice twist. I think it is important to mix it up from time to time.
Bob Anderson 1/13/16 8:24 am
Sunday, January 3rd, 2016
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Unfortunately winter has now arrived but ran an easy dozen.

Sunday, December 27th, 2015
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Walked 4 miles with wife.

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runnerCheck out my video on my profile!
Roger Wright 3/23/14 2:20 pm
runnerEach year I make a video for one marathon to raise money for Cystic Fibrosis. This is my 2014 Boston Marathon video. http://youtu.be/3AsQjx1lxLU
Roger Wright 3/23/14 2:21 pm
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runnerWow, bombs just went off at the Boston Marathon! Fortunately Bob and Mike should be ok.
Roger Wright 4/15/13 12:35 pm
runnertalked to bob, they are OK. he said it went off just about the time when michael crossed the finish line, bob was waiting for him.
Waitman Gobble 4/15/13 12:52 pm
runnerrichard, latest news is cell phone service has been intentionally shut down in boston.
Waitman Gobble 4/15/13 2:41 pm
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runnerCheck out my video on my profile!
Roger Wright 4/13/13 8:29 pm
runnerInspirational, Roger. Hopefully, this will encourage others to get out there and keep moving.
Gary Funck 4/14/13 6:51 pm
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runnerCheck out my video on my profile!
Roger Wright 1/15/13 2:13 pm
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runnerIs it me or is the Fit Log messed up? Looks like Sunday was repeated from last week to this week (of all the weeks to move my LSR from Sunday to Saturday! lol) and there is no Saturday listed.
Roger Wright 11/7/12 1:56 pm
runnerSomething did happen but our webmaster is getting it fix. Be sure to keep us informed of any situations we need to fix OR improve! Thanks Bob
Bob Anderson 11/7/12 1:59 pm
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runnerYesterday, after hearing the NYC Marathon was cancelled, I wrote this in defense of my running friends on Facebook who had received abuse from both strangers and friends. My thoughts on the NYCM. First, I can completely understand the negative sentiments regarding the New York City Marathon (NYCM) being held. Hurricane Sandy was a horrific disaster that obviously affected millions of people to a degree that will never be forgotten. I am 100% certain that there is not ONE runner who does not have compassion for everyone affected by this storm and it's effects. If there is anyone that doesn't care, even non runners, then they are not human in my eyes. Life is complicated and every day we are faced with decisions that are not easily made. And some are beyond our control. Having been given the OK to run by Bloomberg and the NYRR, the runners of the New York City Marathon found themselves in a situation that they really didn't have control over. "Damned if you do and damned if you don't". The NYCM is the largest marathon in the world with approx. 50,000 runners. And because of it's size and prestige, runners come from not only every state in this country, but this year, approximately 20,000 came from other parts of the world to run it. For most of the runners it starts as a dream, turns into a goal, and becomes a non wavering commitment. They ran through blood sweat and tears, sun, rain and possibly snow, day and night, dusk to dawn, just to run ONE race. I was not registered to run this year's race but I do have many friends and family that were. I can tell you that every one of them is actually feeling a sense of relief right now that the race has been cancelled. The runners in this year's race are not selfish, evil, uncaring, apathetic or any other degrading term that they have been called this week. If you believe that, then you should be ashamed of yourself. Relatively new to the sport of running, I immediately found runners to be some of the most caring people in the world, with a large majority raising millions of dollars and awareness for charities throughout the world. And if you think it is easy to spend hours, days, weeks and months soliciting donations from friends, families, coworkers and strangers, then I sincerely encourage you to try it. Trust me, it is MUCH harder than running 26.2 miles. Hurricane Sandy is a tragedy that has few rivals in 21st century America and the victims will wear a scar on their life that will be extremely hard to ever remove. But I also believe that, to an obviously much lesser extent, that the runners of this race are also victims in one way or another.
Roger Wright 11/3/12 6:22 pm
runnerRoger Good words.
Richard Stiller 11/3/12 8:26 pm
runnerWhat you have written says it so well. Thanks Roger for taking the time to share your thoughts. They are right on...
Bob Anderson 11/4/12 5:04 pm
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runnerHave you recoverd from Berlin? You are running the BAA Half this weekend!!! Have a good one....
Bob Anderson 10/5/12 6:30 pm
runnerThanks Bob. Got back from Germany yesterday (incredible time!) so I just updated everything. Heading out right now for an easy 5-7 with running club so see how I feel for tomorrow's BAA Half. I don't expect much for tomorrow but at least it's supposed to be cool...
Roger Wright 10/6/12 3:37 am
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runnerCongrats! Roger you are our Ujena Fit Log winner for the week ending June 24. AND because you are a 2-star member, we doubled your winnings. $100 is on its way...it does pay to workout daily and to post daily at Ujena Fit Club...who is next? Bob
Bob Anderson 7/2/12 9:40 am
runnerThat's awesome Bob, I am so excited that I finally won! That said, I actually win every week because this Fit Log does encourages me to work out everyday, even if it's just a quick mile. Thanks Bob, you really made my day!
Roger Wright 7/2/12 7:29 pm
runnercongrats!!!
Shari Mernett 7/3/12 6:31 am
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runnerRoger, did you do the half on the 18th. I didn't see your name in the results? Are you getting set for Boston?
Bob Anderson 3/26/12 10:05 am
runnerHi Bob. Always nice hearing from you - thanks for the interest!. I ended up running the New Bedford Half at 1:57:29. About what I expected with a really bad hill for the last mile. Someone should tell them to run the race the other way! lol Finished my long run for Boston over the weekend. Ran from Hopkinton to the top of Heartbreak Hill and felt good. Did 1:57 at 13.25 which is good for me. That said, the 2nd half of Boston is obviously the hard part! Congrats on your Oakland Half! You seemed a little disappointed with your 1:31 but from my perspective I could only dream of a time like that! You're awesome! :)
Roger Wright 3/26/12 2:07 pm
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runnerGood luck on your News Year day 5k...
Bob Anderson 12/30/11 9:37 am
runnerThanks Bob. Unfortunately I pulled my left calf running a few days ago so I have been doing everything else (spin, swimming, elliptical, etc) in hopes of a recovery. First race I have ever had to cancel. Hopefully it's OK before Miami Marathon in 29 days. Happy New Years.
Roger Wright 12/31/11 11:19 pm
runnerSorry to hear this Roger...I hope you have a speedy recovery...be sure to get some massage!
Bob Anderson 1/1/12 3:53 pm
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runnerGood job Roger...blisters can be the worse. You can run faster and on to the next one. But I am sure you had a wonderful experience. I wished I would have been there with you! Good luck in Miami...
Bob Anderson 11/6/11 6:25 pm
runnerThank Bob. Marathons are always special and obviously the New York City Marathon (NYCM) is one of the world's greatest. Regardless of my time, it was a great experience. I'm only 50 so plenty of time to improve! BTW, thanks to this site, I recognized Marshall Ulrich at the NYCM expo and had a great conversation with him about his incredible accomplishments and my weightloss/marathon story. Both he and his wife Heather are wonderful people. Only at chapter 4 of his book (Running On Empty) but very riveting!
Roger Wright 11/8/11 3:48 pm
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runnerGood luck Roger...have a good race in New York. Tell us all about it.
Bob Anderson 11/5/11 10:23 am
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runnerHi Roger! I finally joined up. Glad you are liking it here. Knew it would be your cup of Boston Tea.
Aneese Totah 10/4/11 10:23 pm
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runnerI have always wanted to do a road relay and for some reason I never did one. Looks like you do several per year. They must be fun?
Bob Anderson 9/26/11 10:21 pm
runnerThey are a blast as long as you have a team who accepts that it is more about having fun instead of expecting everyone to set a world record pace. You also have to accept that you MIGHT get 2-3 hours sleep for the next ~36 hours if you are lucky, that you will probably be running through the middle of nowhere in the wee hours of the morning with only a headlamp to guide you and that the van ends up smelling like a locker room within a few hours. And those are the good things! LOL
Roger Wright 9/27/11 12:48 pm
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runnerI just watched the new video you linked and I loved it!! Yes, happy tears again. I think what you have accomplished is truly amazing. Congratulations!
Trish Tompkins 9/22/11 4:54 pm
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UjENA FIT Club Fit Log Entries (2016) 2012

Wk #Log DateEntry TypeActualDay AvgWk TotWk PointsAcc Pnts
5 Wks 37 Days 7 Days/Wk Avg 186.0 mi 3.6 avg 25.0 avg  
 Sat 2/620.1-25mi Run21   51221
 Fri 2/5All Workouts 1 Hour+1   26196
 Thu 2/410.1-12mi Run11.25   24194
 Wed 2/3All Workouts 2 Hours+3   12182
 Tue 2/2Yoga 1 Hour+2   7177
 Mon 2/1All Workouts 1 Hour+1   2172
5Sun 1/313.2-5mi Run or Walk4.5 6.9 mi48.0 mi53170
 Sat 1/3018.1-20mi Run18.5   48165
 Fri 1/29All Workouts 1 Hour+3   28145
 Thu 1/287.1-10mi Run10   26143
 Wed 1/27All Workouts 2 Hours+3   16133
 Tue 1/265.1-7mi Run6   11128
 Mon 1/25All Workouts 2 Hours+3   5122
4Sun 1/241 Mile Run/Walk 2.0 mi14.3 mi22117
 Sat 1/231 Mile Run or Walk1   21116
 Fri 1/22All Workouts 1 Hour+1   20115
 Thu 1/213.2-5mi Run or Walk5.25   18113
 Wed 1/20All Workouts 2 Hours+3   13108
 Tue 1/19Workout 1hr+2   8103
 Mon 1/18All Workouts 2 Hours+2   5100
3Sun 1/1714.1-16mi Run15 5.0 mi35.0 mi4295
 Sat 1/161 Mile Run or Walk1   2679
 Fri 1/15All Workouts 1 Hour+1   2578
 Thu 1/147.1-10mi Run8   2376
 Wed 1/13All Workouts 2 Hours+3   1366
 Tue 1/125.1-7mi Run6   861
 Mon 1/11All Workouts 1 Hour+1   255
2Sun 1/101 Mile Run/Walk1 4.8 mi33.5 mi4053
 Sat 1/916.1-18mi Run16.50   3952
 Fri 1/8All Workouts 1 Hour+1   2134
 Thu 1/75.1-7mi Run6   1932
 Wed 1/6All Workouts 2 Hours+2   1326
 Tue 1/55.1-7mi Run6   821
 Mon 1/4All Workouts 1 Hour+1   215
1Sun 1/310.1-12mi Run12 2.3 mi16.0 mi1313
 Sat 1/21 Mile Run or Walk1   11
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