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, http://ironmanduathlete.blogspot.com

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? http://training.slowtwitch.com/user/Joe24

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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