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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: 7.30 Month: 51.30 Year: 2717.10
Salomon SL Sense Ultra Lifetime Miles: 78.05
Altra The One Lifetime Miles: 297.92
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
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
69.150.001.000.0070.15
Adidas Boston 6 Miles: 25.95New Balance Zante Miles: 6.70Saucony Kinvara 7 Miles: 10.20Saucony ISO Triumph 2 Miles: 21.30
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
6.600.000.000.006.60

PM: 6.6 miles in 50 minutes on the treadmill. It felt harder than it should have.

I didn't get the supervisor position I applied for but I did get full time, which will give me a consistent time (but not consistent day) schedule. Just a workaday bloak.

I set my dissertation defense date (March 9) and am making the final revisions (due February 12). Things are looking up, but I still don't feel great. Better, but not great.

Adidas Boston 6 Miles: 6.60
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Off. I think this is the day I started to get sick again.

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Off. Same cold as the last two, which started on December 21. I get about 3-5 days of relief and then the same pattern begins again.

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Off. Sick. Early morning and a long nap.

It looks like I will be working consistently 5:00AM-1:30PM, with no specifically designated days off. Once I get used to going to bed at 9 or 10 I should be good. Once my dissertation is defended I can get back to running and training. I'll do my best to exercise between now and then.

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Off. ended up getting called into work. Had way too much to drink last night. Got a little carried away watching the game. 

Hoping to get back to exercising soon. Cold is better. Hoping it's a short one.

 

 

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My dissertation defense is once again up in the air. I tried to remove a problem committee member, but I need four for the defense and it looks like I am once again going to have to reschedule. Feeling absolutely helpless. Getting out of bed has been difficult.

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6.700.000.000.006.70

PM: 6.7 miles in 60' on the treadmill + 30' arc trainer 

New Balance Zante Miles: 6.70
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5.250.000.000.005.25

PM: 5.25 miles on the treadmill. Did some strides.

Adidas Boston 6 Miles: 5.25
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Off. Crippling hangover. Work was rough. Tweaked my back, which I believe happened from running on the treadmill. Similar feeling as a previous time for which I need to check my blog entires.

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4.700.000.000.004.70

PM: 4.7 land miles with Megan. About 9:45 pace.

We ran on the River Bends paved trail, which is one of the nicest urban trails I've seen (as far as construction). She kicked my butt mileage wise this past week. I didn't want to run much faster. Felt pretty crappy but it was in the lower 60s and sunny and I always enjoy a run with my wife. She's running the Glass City Half, which I was going to run as a key race before I fell off the cliff, but I will likely run with her. My plan is to get back into a rhythm and focus on the goal of running a fall marathon PR. I have a ton of work to do and will try to do some short, low-stakes racing this spring to get the fire back.

Saucony Kinvara 7 Miles: 4.70
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
7.000.000.000.007.00

PM: 7 miles. Did a couple strides.

Adidas Boston 6 Miles: 7.00
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5.300.000.000.005.30

AM/Lunch: 5.3.miles

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AM/Lunch: 5.5 miles

Saucony Kinvara 7 Miles: 5.50
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Off. Planned on running but I didn't get out of bed.

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PM: 7.1 miles on the treadmill. Did a long set of strides. Core and hips after.

12 x 45-second strides

Went to the gym with Megan. The park is open but we had thunderstorms, so we were relegated to the gym.

Adidas Boston 6 Miles: 7.10
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PM: 6 miles. Progression with last mile in 6:16.

Cold, windy, and snow showers. The park is closed after just a day of being open. I miss my swans.

Saucony ISO Triumph 2 Miles: 6.00
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PM: 6 miles.

Park is open, thankfully. I cannot remember what shoes I ran in.

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Off. Started my 5:00AM schedule. Took a 2-hour nap when I came home and just didn't have it in me.

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PM: 10 miles easy to moderate.

Enjoyed this run. The running is centering me, not surprisingly.

Saucony ISO Triumph 2 Miles: 10.00
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69.150.001.000.0070.15
Adidas Boston 6 Miles: 25.95New Balance Zante Miles: 6.70Saucony Kinvara 7 Miles: 10.20Saucony ISO Triumph 2 Miles: 21.30
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