Joe Dumas

Forum Handle: Joe Dumas

Real Name: Joe Dumas

Age: 36

Do you use social media (Facebook? Twitter? Instagram? Etc.)?

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Personal blog – Link? Haven’t updated in a while,

Location: Columbus, OH USA

Years Running: 3

Family? Wife and baby boy

Describe your running history? When did you start? First race? First time I started running anything more than a mile was with my wife 6 years ago (we had just started dating then). I had quit smoking about 1-2 months before I started running and back then I remember doing 1.2 miles and I was coughing, gagging and it was horrible. My wife let me know the plan was to go 3 laps, but 1.2 miles and I was done. My first race was 4 years later when I did my first half marathon. I did not run anything over 9 miles when training for that and before that training cycle (which had no structure at all) was 5 miles. Since then I have run 2 more half marathons, a 10k, two 5k’s, a full marathon, and a bunch of duathlons with the longest being 28.7 miles running and 112 miles biking.

Favorite Place to Run? Start at my house, run down to a bike trail that is 3.65 miles away. Run on that trail and then, oddly enough, run the 1.2 mile loop that I barely made it through 6 years ago, and then run back home for a total of 9.3 miles.

Favorite Workout? Biking on country roads with a big enough shoulder for me to ride comfortably. I can literally do this for hours. But I am liking running more often and after I get past the first hour it starts to get more fun. I tend to like running on roads moreso than running trails.

Worst running habit? Going out too fast and staying at a slow pace after the hill is over. During races I also love to forget any plans that I had going into the race.

Favorite Running Shoe? Saucony Pro Grid Profile 4mm

The one piece of gear or apparel you can’t go without: Socks

Favorite Race you’ve run: The Canadian Iron 226 Duathlon

Pre-Race Meal? Bagel with peanut butter and gatorade

Post-Race Celebration? Arms in the air, I would do the dougy, but I have no rhythm.

Favorite Runner of all-time? My wife, she is the reason I started.

Do you run with music? If so, what’s on the playlist right now? No music unless running on the treadmill, then I have a lot of 90’s and early 2000’s hip hop.

If I’m not running, you can probably find me… cycling

Do you log your running? If so, is it online? Link?

Goals for 2013? Beyond? Sub 1:30 half marathon, qualify for Boston, and maybe learn to swim well enough to start doing triathlons and then eventually qualify for Kona Ironman.

Anything else… Looking for a good baby boy name!

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