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Shelby Township,MI,

Member Since:

Dec 28, 2011



Goal Type:

Local Elite

Running Accomplishments:


16:52 Phillies Charities 5k (2016)

35:52 Beach to Beacon 10k (2015)

58:10 Broad Street 10 Mile (2016)

1:16:02 Philadelphia Rock and Roll Half Marathon (2015)

2:46:54 Philadelphia Marathon (2015)

Short-Term Running Goals:

To eventually get back to my long-term running goals.

Spring 2017 Racing Schedule

April 08: Kal-Haven Trail Run (33.5 miles): Ultra Debut!


I am a PhD candidate at Purdue University and live in Shelby Township, Michigan with my wife, Megan. I started running in September 2010 and started racing in June 2011. I'm pretty angsty and sometimes punch cars that almost hit me.


Favorite Blogs:

Miles:This week: 39.60 Month: 171.85 Year: 171.85
Salomon SL Sense Ultra Lifetime Miles: 78.05
Inov-8 Roclite 295 Lifetime Miles: 214.25
Saucony A6 Lifetime Miles: 196.86
Miles With Megan Lifetime Miles: 139.80
Nike Zoom Streak LT2 Lifetime Miles: 278.15
Saucony Fastwitch 7 Lifetime Miles: 380.55
Nike Zoom Streak LT2 White/Orange Lifetime Miles: 65.35
New Balance Zante Lifetime Miles: 556.95
Kinvara 5 Black/White 2 Lifetime Miles: 703.80
Saucony ISO Triumph 2 Lifetime Miles: 211.40
Nike Lunar Racer Lifetime Miles: 70.50
Adidas Boston 6 Lifetime Miles: 32.50
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance

Day off.

Woke up to a worsened cold and needed to do some domestic stuff. Took a long nap and decided I needed to not run while sick as the last cold lasted almost three weeks. If I were taking my running as seriously as I was I'd be ticked. I'm just slightly grumbly.

+ stretching, light core, and pushups (late)

I can't remember the last time I went through my stretching routine. I don't think I have done it since we moved to Michigan.

Weight: 174.40
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PM: 12.5 miles on the treadmill in 1:28

Did a easy progression for 60' then did:

5' @ 9.0

5' @ 9.5

5' @ 10.0

10' @ 10.5

Was going to take it to 11.0 but the effort was sufficiently hard. Felt pretty good about the impromptu effort. I woke up with a slightly sore throat this morning. Two colds in 2017 already?

I went to the Utica Planet Fitness as I was doing some training in one of our other stores for those looking to advance in the company. The gym was basically across the parking lot and gave me an ever so slight change of venue. I could at least see the TVs better.

Adidas Boston 6 Miles: 12.50
Weight: 0.00
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PM: 7.1 miles on the treadmill in 60 minutes

Kinvara 5 Black/White 2 Miles: 7.10
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PM: 20 miles on the treadmill in 2:34.

Slow to easy mostly. Tried to really pick the pace up after the 2-hour mark but it wasn't happening. I mixed some Gatorade and water in one bottle and a had just water in another. Not use to taking fluids in during a run, but when they are right there why not?

Wore a new pair of shoes, which I know goes against typical advice but I can usually run in any shoe without any issues. Adidas Adizero Boston Boost 6. I like them a lot so far.

Still trying to decide on racing this spring. I think two half marathons is probably plenty and likely all I can do with work. Likely I will use this as a way to get fitness back, go through summer, and prep to run Detroit in the fall for a marathon PR. That's my short long-term plan for now. I think.

Trying to catch up on blogs. I read through allie's entries for a last several weeks and will work my way down the list of favorite blogs from there.

Adidas Boston 6 Miles: 20.00
Weight: 171.40
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
Adidas Boston 6 Miles: 32.50Kinvara 5 Black/White 2 Miles: 7.10
Weight: 172.90
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