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April 20, 2019

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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:

Running Races 2019

Detroit Marathon or Indianapolis Monumental Marathon

Gravel Races

April 13: Barry Roubaix 36 Mile

September 8: Johns Dirty Ride 25 or 50 Mile

Cyclocross

November 16: Bloomer CX

Nov 30: Le Frost

Long-Term Running Goals:

I'd love to get my marathon time into the 2:3X range or under. Do some gravel races and cyclocross races to keep things interesting.

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: 69.00 Month: 150.00 Year: 1266.55
Miles With Megan Lifetime Miles: 449.60
Nike Zoom Streak LT2 White/Orange Lifetime Miles: 189.95
Altra Escalante Lifetime Miles: 514.05
Altra One V3 Blue Lifetime Miles: 275.30
Altra One V3 Blue 2 Lifetime Miles: 362.60
Specialized Diverge Pro Lifetime Miles: 538.40
Saucony ISO Freedom Lifetime Miles: 387.90
Saucony ISO Freedom Black/Green Lifetime Miles: 205.80
Saucony Kinvara 5 Blue (Vault) Lifetime Miles: 583.02
Saucony Kinvara 5 Teal (Vault) Lifetime Miles: 415.45
Cross Training Minutes 2019 Lifetime Miles: 959.00
Saucony Kinvara 6 Lifetime Miles: 17.30
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
7.000.006.000.0013.00

AM/Lunch: Springside Track - 13 miles, averaged 7:23. HR 157

6 x 1600 w/ 400 recovery jogs

I planned to tack on some 400s and 200s, but about 40% of the track had a half inch coating of snow. I was excited when I warmed up to see the home stretch clear but quickly realized the rest of the track wasn't entirely visible, so I knocked off the corner a bit to find the 200 hash and did some strides over the snow to check the footing. Not ideal, but I was able to run fairly fast. It ended up being a solid workout even with a bit of wind. I did not want to run all 6 repeats so I knew I was running pretty hard. I ran the last two repeats blind.

5:48.1 (173), 5:46.1 (176), 5:45.9 (175), 5:46.8 (177), 5:45.6 (175), 5:46.4 (177)

In peak shape last fall I ran the same pace for 4 x 3200. I'd like to get better and faster than that this buildup but I' not going to force it. Last fall I also hit my first 6 x 1 mile session at this pace (but with a cutdown approach) and 4 weeks later dropped off 10 seconds running 5:37 average. I'm always so anxious to get back to where I was but I know this was a solid barometer session today after a few weeks of fartleks, which I'll get back to the next few weeks.

PM: 30 minutes elliptical. Core and stretching.

Saucony Fastwitch 7 Miles: 13.00
Weight: 0.00
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