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Member NameRoger Wright
LocationBoston
Age53
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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Date Event Name Location Distance    
3/15/15 LA Marathon  LA  Marathon  Share with Friends Share on Facebook  
6/20/15 The Great New York 100 Mile Expo  New York City   100 Miles  Share with Friends Share on Facebook  

Recent Races

Date Event Name Location Distance Race Time Place
10/27/14 Dublin Marathon  Dublin, Ireland   Marathon  04:49:44  9297 
8/17/14 Falmouth Road Race   Cape Cod, MA   7 Miles  01:04:38  3887/11187 
7/27/14 San Francisco Ultra Marathon (52.4)  San Francisco  50 Miles  11:14:35   
7/4/14 Needham 4th of July 5K   Needham,MA   5K  24:24  152/524 
5/24/14 Keybank Vermont City Marathon   Burlington, VT  Marathon  04:13:37  1252/2435 
4/27/14 James Joyce Ramble 10K  Dedham  10K  53:37  529/1338 
4/21/14 2014 Boston Marathon   Boston  Marathon  05:04:09  27954 
3/16/14 New York City Half Marathon   Manhatten   1/2 Marathon  01:55:18  7598/20771 

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UjENA FIT Club Posts

Saturday, February 28th, 2015
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Finally able to run outside along Boston Marathon course. Sad when 18 is considered warm.

Sunday, February 22nd, 2015
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Ran 184 loops around an indoor track resulting in 20.4 miles.

Sunday, February 15th, 2015
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Did 30 minutes with free weights at the house. Really need to create a "snow shoveling" category! lol

run My buddy who lives in New Hampshire is trying to convince me that snow shoveling, snow blowing and cutting wood is helping him get ready for a spring marathon.
Richard Stiller 2/16/15 8:04 am
run You guys are really getting hit. On the other side of the country, it is going to be another 70 degree day out here. At least 10 degrees warmer than usual. I will take it. Stay warm.
Bob Anderson 2/16/15 9:28 am
Saturday, February 14th, 2015
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Ran 18.25 around indoor track, thanks to the snow outside.

run That must have been a lot of laps! But what can you do?
Bob Anderson 2/16/15 9:30 am
Sunday, February 8th, 2015
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Ran 6.25 miles around an indoor track I found. Better than a treadmill or the snow.

run I've been running (5 miles is my max.) on an indoor track too (16 laps to a mile) not the best, but it helps maintain some running form.
Brad Chatfield 2/8/15 8:13 pm
run 16/mile would be kind of tough! Fortunately mine is 9/mile with banked curves and is in a beautiful facility that has lots of glass that overlooks the snowy woods outside. It's also the training site for the Boston Celtics.
Roger Wright 2/8/15 8:33 pm
run Be careful with banked indoor tracks. They can screw up your hips, back and legs unless you reverse directions halfway through. Plus you get to play chicken with other runners.
Richard Stiller 2/9/15 7:45 am
run Thanks; I know 16 (banked) is so short (27-28 sec. a lap). The one I ran on in Hays, Ks. was (10). In Texas It was 7/mile; it was 3 lanes around 3 indoor tennis courts. As we know everything is bigger in Texas.
Brad Chatfield 2/9/15 1:55 pm
run I ran 5 miles on an indoor 20 laps to the mile highly banked track located upstairs in the Seattle Athletic Club. I could barely walk the next day. I reversed directions every mile but it didn't help.
Richard Stiller 2/9/15 2:17 pm
Sunday, February 1st, 2015
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Was finally able to get 7.25 miles outside.

Saturday, January 31st, 2015
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Ran 6.25 on treadmill. Hopefully able to run outside tomorrow...

Thursday, January 29th, 2015
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Ran 1 mile outside (-3!) and the remaining 6.25 on the treadmill.

Sunday, January 25th, 2015
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Ran 14.5 through snowy streets.

run Lots of snow back east I hear. We have not gotten any rain out in Northern California for the whole month of January. Stay warm. Are you still on pace for 2015 miles?
Bob Anderson 1/26/15 8:37 am
run I would say I'm jealous of no rain but I know it's a bigger problem out there. In the snow dept. supposed to get 2 feet over the next 36 hours plus another storm later this week! Right now I'm at 159.25 miles (not counting today) so I'm right on pace. That said, the snow is really going to screw things up so my mileage will be suffering this week.
Roger Wright 1/26/15 1:39 pm
run My buddy in New England cowered in his house until his wife shamed him into running.
Richard Stiller 1/27/15 3:15 pm
run Seriously? My wife gave me strict orders to not even THINK about running outside! lol
Roger Wright 1/29/15 3:34 pm
Tuesday, January 20th, 2015
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Planned to run 6 but kept going for 10 in my quest for 2015 miles in 2015.

run I like your goal. 2015 miles! That 5.5 miles per day average.
Bob Anderson 1/20/15 9:24 am
run Thanks Bob. Right now I'm just shy of 6 miles per day but obviously only 20 days into it. Just signed up for a 100 mile race in New York City (June) and plan on quite a few marathons so hopefully I don't get hurt (knocks on desk).
Roger Wright 1/20/15 9:33 am
run Getting in some long races like 100 miles will help rack up miles as long as you don't miss a lot of days afterwards. You can do it!!!
Bob Anderson 1/20/15 10:01 am
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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 (2015) 2012

Wk #Log DateEntry TypeActualDay AvgWk TotWk PointsAcc Pnts
8 Wks 59 Days 7 Days/Wk Avg 319.2 mi 4.9 avg 34.0 avg  
 Sat 2/2816.1-18mi Run   37397
 Fri 2/27All Workouts 1 Hour+1   19379
 Thu 2/26Track Interval Workout 30m-1hr4   17377
 Wed 2/25All Workouts 2 Hours+3.25   13373
 Tue 2/245.1-7mi Run6   8368
 Mon 2/23All Workouts 1 Hour+3   2362
8Sun 2/2220.1-25mi Run20.40 5.6 mi39.4 mi48360
 Sat 2/211 Mile Run or Walk1   23335
 Fri 2/20All Workouts 2 Hours+3   22334
 Thu 2/19Track Interval Workout 30m-1hr5   17329
 Wed 2/18All Workouts 2 Hours+3   13325
 Tue 2/175.1-7mi Run6   8320
 Mon 2/16All Workouts 1 Hour+1   2314
7Sun 2/15Weight Training 30+ Mins 4.8 mi33.5 mi38312
 Sat 2/1416.1-18mi Run18.25   37311
 Fri 2/13All Workouts 1 Hour+1   19293
 Thu 2/12Track Interval Workout 30m-1hr4   17291
 Wed 2/11All Workouts 2 Hours+1   13287
 Tue 2/105.1-7mi Run6.25   8282
 Mon 2/9All Workouts 1 Hour+3   2276
6Sun 2/85.1-7mi Run6.5 5.4 mi37.5 mi48274
 Sat 2/77.1-10mi Run8.5   42268
 Fri 2/6All Workouts 1 Hour+1   32258
 Thu 2/57.1-10mi Run6.25   30256
 Wed 2/4All Workouts 2 Hours+4   20246
 Tue 2/37.1-10mi Run8.25   15241
 Mon 2/2All Workouts 2 Hours+3   5231
5Sun 2/17.1-10mi Run7.25 4.6 mi32.3 mi42226
 Sat 1/315.1-7mi Run6.25   32216
 Fri 1/30All Workouts 2 Hours+5   26210
 Thu 1/297.1-10mi Run7.25   21205
 Wed 1/28All Workouts 2 Hours+3.25   11195
 Tue 1/27Yoga 30+ Mins0   6190
 Mon 1/26All Workouts 2 Hours+3.25   5189
4Sun 1/2514.1-16mi Run14.50 7.3 mi51.3 mi60184
 Sat 1/247.1-10mi Run8.25   44168
 Fri 1/23All Workouts 2 Hours+3   34158
 Thu 1/2210.1-12mi Run11.5   29153
 Wed 1/21All Workouts 2 Hours+3   17141
 Tue 1/207.1-10mi Run10   12136
 Mon 1/19All Workouts 1 Hour+1   2126
3Sun 1/1818.1-20mi Run19 5.4 mi37.8 mi46124
 Sat 1/171 Mile Run or Walk1   26104
 Fri 1/16All Workouts 2 Hours+1   25103
 Thu 1/157.1-10mi Run9.25   2098
 Wed 1/14All Workouts 2 Hours+3.5   1088
 Tue 1/132-3.1mi Run or Walk3   583
 Mon 1/12All Workouts 1 Hour+1   280
2Sun 1/1116.1-18mi Run18 6.4 mi44.8 mi5478
 Sat 1/105.1-7mi Run6   3660
 Fri 1/9All Workouts 2 Hours+1   3054
 Thu 1/83.2-5mi Run or Walk3.5   2549
 Wed 1/7All Workouts 2 Hours+3   2044
 Tue 1/67.1-10mi Run10   1539
 Mon 1/5All Workouts 2 Hours+3.25   529
1Sun 1/45.1-7mi Run5.5 3.6 mi25.5 mi2424
 Sat 1/314.1-16mi Run15   1818
 Fri 1/2All Workouts 1 Hour+1   22
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