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Location:

Shelby Township,MI,

Member Since:

Dec 28, 2011

Gender:

Male

Goal Type:

Local Elite

Running Accomplishments:

PRs

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:

Rebuild fitness, get weight back down, and other runnerly things.

Long-Term Running Goals:

I'd love to get my marathon time into the 2:3X range or under.

Personal:

I live in Michigan with my wife, Megan. I started running in September 2010.

(Please note that Strava links might contain blog inappropriate langauge)

 

Favorite Blogs:

Miles:This week: 14.40 Month: 86.00 Year: 86.00
Salomon SL Sense Ultra Lifetime Miles: 78.05
Altra The One Lifetime Miles: 406.82
Inov-8 Roclite 295 Lifetime Miles: 214.25
Saucony A6 Lifetime Miles: 211.56
Miles With Megan Lifetime Miles: 225.85
Saucony Fastwitch 7 Lifetime Miles: 500.20
Nike Zoom Streak LT2 White/Orange Lifetime Miles: 78.45
New Balance Zante Lifetime Miles: 670.15
Nike Lunar Racer Lifetime Miles: 308.10
Adidas Boston 6 Lifetime Miles: 338.60
Brooks Launch Lifetime Miles: 605.85
Nike Pegasus Lifetime Miles: 235.00
Saucony ISO Zealot Lifetime Miles: 78.40
Brooks Launch 3 Red Lifetime Miles: 15.50
Altra One V3 Lifetime Miles: 31.90
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
86.000.000.000.0086.00
Altra The One Miles: 54.10Altra One V3 Miles: 31.90
Weight: 0.00
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
6.500.000.000.006.50

PM: 6.5 miles in 65' on the treadmill 

 

Altra The One Miles: 6.50
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
7.200.000.000.007.20

PM: 7.2 miles in 70' on the treadmill

Altra The One Miles: 7.20
Weight: 0.00
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
7.100.000.000.007.10

PM: 7.1 miles in 65' on the treadmill.

First day of the winter semester. I have so few students I feel guilty about it. I also worry about class dynamics, but the grading is going to be LIGHT.

Altra The One Miles: 7.10
Weight: 0.00
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
6.500.000.000.006.50

PM: 6.5 miles on the treadmill in 65'

Foot feels fine. However, it does NOT like running on flat ground even at the slowest of jogs even on gym mat surfaces. I can't quite figure that out since I can run hard on the treadmill with no issues (other than being insanely out of shape)

Altra The One Miles: 6.50
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
7.000.000.000.007.00

PM: 7 miles in 70' on the treadmill

Did a series of inclines from 1.5-6% with the last few minutes between 6-7.5%

Altra One V3 Miles: 7.00
Weight: 0.00
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
6.000.000.000.006.00

PM: 6 miles in 60' on the treadmill

Altra The One Miles: 6.00
Weight: 0.00
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
6.500.000.000.006.50

PM: 6.5 miles in 65' on the treadmill

Altra One V3 Miles: 6.50
Weight: 0.00
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
7.000.000.000.007.00

PM: 7 miles in 70' on the treadmill

Did 60' @ 3% incline, then 10' @ 4% incline

Altra The One Miles: 7.00
Weight: 0.00
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
6.800.000.000.006.80

PM: 6.8 miles in 65' on the treadmill

Altra The One Miles: 6.80
Weight: 0.00
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
7.000.000.000.007.00

PM: 7 miles on the treadmill in 65'

Did a humbling 10' at moderate to uptempo effort

Altra The One Miles: 7.00
Weight: 0.00
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
4.000.000.000.004.00

PM: 4 miles in 42:30 on the treadmill

Felt terrible, so I walked at 15% @ 3.6 MPH for 20' with a few brief jogs around 10' pace at the same incline just to activate the glutes.

Foot is fine, but I am doing better some days with the treadmill than others. Today was not a good treadmill day and I left the gym quite frustrated. It was also in the 50s outside after it has been in the single digits for quite some time.

Altra One V3 Miles: 4.00
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Off. Just wasn't feeling it.

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Off. Ditto.

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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
7.400.000.000.007.40

PM: 7.4 miles, averaged 8:48

Ran outside for the first time since early December. About 18 degrees. It was packed snow in places and hard packed snow that turned to ice, particularly at the end of side roads. Ran around and did two laps at the park, which was actually open given that it's been plenty cold to make ice. People were playing hockey and ice fishing. 

I've felt cooped up, so this was fantastic. Foot was fine. It has been fine, but I haven't wanted it to blow. 

I ordered some Katoola Nanospikes to deal with the footing, which wasn't terrible but very dicey in places. More snow ahead. 

Altra One V3 Miles: 7.40
Weight: 0.00
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
7.000.000.000.007.00

PM: 7 miles, averaged 9:15

Slippery with the light snow on already covered areas. Wore my Yaxtrax, which are awful (threw them away when I got home). Couldn't really see what I was running on as the pedestrian infrastructure is terrible here. I narrowly avoided broken concrete with rebar sticking out.

Stabilizer muscles are very sore.

Altra One V3 Miles: 7.00
Weight: 0.00
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
86.000.000.000.0086.00
Altra The One Miles: 54.10Altra One V3 Miles: 31.90
Weight: 0.00
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