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February 2018

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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 Racing Schedule 2018/2019

July 15: Pure Detroit 5k

August 4: Beach to Beacon 10k

September 23: Brooksie Way 10k (Tentative)

October 21: Detroit International Half Marathon 

April 28: Glass City Marathon 

Gravel Bike Races 2018 (Tentative)

September 9: Uncle John’s Dirty Ride 56 Mile

October 27: Lowell 50 (57 Mile)

Gravel Bike Races 2019 (Tentative)

June 22: Coast to Coast 100

July 29: The Divide 50 Mile

September 8: Uncle John's Dirty Ride 56 Mile

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: 29.50 Month: 149.36 Year: 1653.26
Miles With Megan Lifetime Miles: 330.60
Nike Zoom Streak LT2 White/Orange Lifetime Miles: 125.45
Nike Pegasus Lifetime Miles: 259.15
Brooks Launch 3 Red Lifetime Miles: 67.90
Cross Training Minutes 2018 Lifetime Miles: 1997.50
Altra One 2.5 Lifetime Miles: 431.25
Altra One 2.5 Black Lifetime Miles: 242.20
Altra Escalante Lifetime Miles: 203.30
Specialized Diverge (Gravel Bike) Lifetime Miles: 403.20
Altra One V3 Blue Lifetime Miles: 4.00
Altra One V3 Blue 2 Lifetime Miles: 7.60
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
157.100.000.000.00157.10
Brooks Launch 3 Red Miles: 13.60Altra One V3 Miles: 138.50Cross Training Minutes 2018 Miles: 330.00Miles With Megan Miles: 4.00
Weight: 181.80
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
6.600.000.000.006.60

PM: 6.6 miles, averaged 9:45. HR 145.

It was in the mid-twenties but the humidity was almost 60 and it felt very cold. Nice cold plod overall. I've been looking at houses on Zillow and I tried to calculate the square footage of houses as I went by. I ran in some of my regular shoes without a foot pad and my foot felt sort of funny. No numbness or pain, but I will go back to my Altras to be sure even though I hate running in the same shoes on more than one run at a time.

Brooks Launch 3 Red Miles: 6.60
Weight: 0.00
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
6.800.000.000.006.80

Lunch: 6.8 miles, averaged 9:31. HR 153.

Altra One V3 Miles: 6.80
Weight: 0.00
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
6.600.000.000.006.60

PM: 6.6 miles, averaged 9:50. HR 146.

We got a little bit of snow. I wore my Katoolas so the traction was good but was content to just plod. 10:30 opening mile. My weight is way up, so I'm tracking it again.

Altra One V3 Miles: 6.60
Weight: 182.00
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
6.400.000.000.006.40

PM: 6.4 miles, averaged 10:05. HR 145.

It was very slow going in the snow and slush even with the spikes on.

Having a rough time mentally still. Not sure what it is. I really think we need to move, but it will likely be another year before we can buy a house.

Altra One V3 Miles: 6.40
Weight: 181.80
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
4.000.000.000.004.00

Night: 4 miles in 40' on the treadmill at 11:20. HR 139.

Left campus tired and took a nap. Didn't get too ambitious and thought I'd run after dinner (which I never end up doing). Fell into a deep funk and layer around between the chair and bed. Worked up some ambition and went to our gym.

About 36' in my hip went from sore to slightly painful and unbalanced. Had to stop. It's been many years since I've had to stop a run for pain. I'm hoping it's just the treadmill but I know there is an underlying issue (recurring for about 4 years). I'll work it out.

Altra One V3 Miles: 4.00
Weight: 0.00
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Off.

My hip didn't bother me walking around. I canceled meetings I had for the day and spent much of the day in bed. I planned to go to Planet Fitness to jump on the StairMaster as I think that will be doable and it's the best cardio equipment when you can't run on the treadmill. However, that didn't happen. I'll try tomorrow.

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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
1.000.000.000.001.00

PM: 65' easy to moderate to uptempo and then 5k effort on the StairMaster. HR 151.

Didn't run today but went to Planet Fitness and it was the thing to do. I jog at cross walks and parking lots for a few steps today and my hip felt fine. I likely will be sore tomorrow as this is easily the longest StairMaster session I have done. It's easily my favorite cross training.

Did a light session of captain's chair core stuff. Hip strangely (thankully) offering no complaints.

Feeling better today. Phew. That was rough for a bit.

Cross Training Minutes 2018 Miles: 65.00
Weight: 0.00
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
2.500.000.000.002.50

PM: 15' on the treadmill + 65' on the StairMaster 

Jogged on the treadmill but hip locked up. It hurts but the pain isn't searing. It's not right though. Not sure if it's the treadmill or not as I haven't run outside since the issue occurred. My balance is definitely different on the treadmill. Hit the StairMaster and things felt fine. 

It's another injury, but I can exercise and that's why I got into this running business in the first place. I'll continue as I have and figure the issue out. It's not from nowhere, so I'm not frustrated.

Altra One V3 Miles: 1.50Cross Training Minutes 2018 Miles: 65.00
Weight: 0.00
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
2.000.000.000.002.00

PM: 30' on the Arc Trainer (HR 118) + 60' walking @ 15% on the treadmill (HR 137)

I did about 8' of total jogging @ 15%

Did some captain's chair work

Cross Training Minutes 2018 Miles: 90.00
Weight: 181.80
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
2.000.000.000.002.00

PM: 60' on walking and running on the treadmill. HR 140.

30' of walking @ 15% incline, 15' of running progression from 6.0-9.0 in 2' intervals, 15' of walking at 15%

Hip presented no issues, but I stopped at 15' just to be sure.

Altra One V3 Miles: 2.00Cross Training Minutes 2018 Miles: 45.00
Weight: 0.00
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
1.000.000.000.001.00

PM: 30' on the recumbent bike (HR 117) and 20' on the treadmill walking @ 15% incline (HR 136)

Couldn't get on a treadmill until almost the time Megan was ready to go. I will likley resume running tomorrow if I am feeling okay.

Cross Training Minutes 2018 Miles: 50.00
Weight: 0.00
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
6.000.000.000.006.00

PM: 6 miles on the treadmill in 60' (HR 153) + 15' StairMaster (HR 149)

Hip was pretty solid. No pain, but a bit of instability at times. Overall much better. Did some captain's chair work between activities.

RHR 47 according to my Garmin. I'll feel better when I am back in the lower 40s or under, but I imagine this is healthier than a good deal of Americans my age. Need to lose about 10 pounds too.

Altra One V3 Miles: 6.00Cross Training Minutes 2018 Miles: 15.00
Weight: 181.80
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
6.400.000.000.006.40

PM: 6.4 miles in 60'. HR 162.

Started a workout but pulled it. Too hard to gauge effort at this point in a hot gym. I finish out my 60' with some strides. I'm going to leave structured training until I can get into a solid patten of everyday running and get my mojo back.

Hip quite solid, even better than yesterday. Trying to line up a physical so I can get a PT referral to get some work done to fix the underlying issue.

RHR 44

Altra One V3 Miles: 6.40
Weight: 182.20
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
7.300.000.000.007.30

PM: 7.3 very slow miles in 80' on the treadmill. HR 147.

This was so slow, but it felt like a very comfortable easy effort. Felt very good after mood wise.

RHR 50

Altra One V3 Miles: 7.30
Weight: 181.40
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
8.700.000.000.008.70

PM: 8.7 miles in 80' on the treadmill. HR 157.

10' @ 5.5, 6.0, 6.5, 7.0, 7.5, then 5' @ 8.0 and 8.5, then 20' @ 6.0

7.5 felt like marathon effort. 8.5 was pushing deep threshhold to 5k.

Hip very solid to mostly normal. Felt good after. Just need to get the exercise level up enough to rebalance the chemicals in my brain.

We are on break, so I will likely put in some extra exercise minutes, probably just some easy crosstraining after 60'-80' of running.

RHR 47

Altra One V3 Miles: 8.70
Weight: 0.00
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
7.500.000.000.007.50

PM: 7.5 miles in 82' on the treadmill. HR 137.

Yep. Just a tick under 11' pace.

Captain's chair and abductor machine after.

Altra One V3 Miles: 7.50
Weight: 0.00
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
7.400.000.000.007.40

PM: 7.4 miles in 70' on the treadmill. HR 146. Did some long strides.

Did a quick few sets on the hip machine.

Felt good. Might try venturing outside tomorrow.

Altra One V3 Miles: 7.40
Weight: 182.20
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
7.600.000.000.007.60

PM: 7.6 miles, averaged 8:31. HR 153.

Around 40 degrees with a good bit of snow melt the last few days. Worked on creating a new route.

Altra One V3 Miles: 7.60
Weight: 181.60
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
7.750.000.000.007.75

PM: 7.75 miles, averaged 8:39. HR 151.

Cold and rainy. Some deep puddles. Felt decent, quite good at the end. Finally putting together some routes.

Altra One V3 Miles: 7.75
Weight: 0.00
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
7.800.000.000.007.80

PM 7.8 miles, averaged 8:18. HR 160.

Easy to moderate to uptempo progression. Raining and windy. About 60 degrees though.

Altra One V3 Miles: 7.80
Weight: 0.00
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
7.000.000.000.007.00

PM: 7 miles, averaged 9:21. HR 141. Did 6 x 30" strides in the second part of the run.

Ran the first four with Megan.

Brooks Launch 3 Red Miles: 7.00
Weight: 180.40
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
6.900.000.000.006.90

PM: 6.9 miles, averaged 9:27. HR 140

First 4 w/ Megan

We went to look at potential neighborhoods for a house. Some nice areas. Hillier and with more trees. I can't stand the houses in what was farmland about 40 years ago look.

Miles With Megan Miles: 4.00Altra One V3 Miles: 6.90
Weight: 0.00
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
5.700.000.000.005.70

PM: 5.7 miles, averaged 7:56. HR 163.

Short on time progression. Hard mile in 6:15 at 5 mile

Altra One V3 Miles: 5.70
Weight: 0.00
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0.000.000.000.000.00

Off. We went to Toledo last night, got up late, and got home around dinner time.

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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
8.300.000.000.008.30

PM: 8.3 miles, averaged 8:26. HR 158

70' with a pickup for 10' @ 50' in.

Windy. Was in bed a good portion of the day.

Altra One V3 Miles: 8.30
Weight: 0.00
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
7.750.000.000.007.75

PM: 7.75 miles, averaged 9:00. HR 146.

Altra One V3 Miles: 7.75
Weight: 182.40
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
7.800.000.000.007.80

PM: 7.8 miles, averaged 8:17. HR 162.

Easy to moderate to quite moderate. Beautiful afternoon.

Altra One V3 Miles: 7.80
Weight: 182.20
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
8.300.000.000.008.30

PM: 8.3 miles, averaged 8:25. HR 160.

Stridlek Workout (Stepping Stones Version) w/ 20' up/down

2 (6 x 40") w/ 4-5' jog between sets. One bonus stride because I can't count. Stride actually felt good. A solid start.

Altra One V3 Miles: 8.30
Weight: 0.00
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
157.100.000.000.00157.10
Brooks Launch 3 Red Miles: 13.60Altra One V3 Miles: 138.50Cross Training Minutes 2018 Miles: 330.00Miles With Megan Miles: 4.00
Weight: 181.80
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