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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

March 24: Ann Arbor Half Marathon

April 28: Glass City Marathon

July: Pure Detroit 5k

August 3: Beach to Beacon

September 22: Brooksie Way 10k

October 20: Detroit International Half

Gravel Races

March 16: Waterloo Grit and Gravel 32 Mile

March 30: Dirty 30

April 13: Barry Roubaix 36 Mile

July 28: The Divide 34 Mile

September 8: Johns Dirty Ride 56 Mile

September 28: Michigan Moutain Mayhem 40 Mile

Cyclocross

September 7: Alma CX

September 15: Big Bad Wolf

October 12: Beer City Growler

October 26: Bloomer CX

November 24: Detroit Invitational

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: 82.80 Month: 225.75 Year: 2991.52
Miles With Megan Lifetime Miles: 404.70
Nike Zoom Streak LT2 White/Orange Lifetime Miles: 189.95
Nike Pegasus Lifetime Miles: 265.25
Brooks Launch 3 Red Lifetime Miles: 91.75
Cross Training Minutes 2018 Lifetime Miles: 4034.80
Altra One 2.5 Lifetime Miles: 566.45
Altra One 2.5 Black Lifetime Miles: 484.85
Altra Escalante Lifetime Miles: 342.25
Altra One V3 Blue Lifetime Miles: 183.60
Altra One V3 Blue 2 Lifetime Miles: 249.20
Specialized Diverge Pro Lifetime Miles: 314.40
Saucony ISO Freedom Lifetime Miles: 97.30
Saucony ISO Freedom Black/Green Lifetime Miles: 51.10
Saucony Kinvara 5 Blue (Vault) Lifetime Miles: 60.50
Saucony Kinvara 5 Teal (Vault) Lifetime Miles: 48.50
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
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REST DAY. Mandatory 7 days off. During the race I vowed never to run again, but I'll feel like running tomorrow. A little sore today, but not as bad as my first, but worse than the last 2, after which I was a little stiff but stairs were fine and I wasn't sore.

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Comments
From Matt Schreiber on Tue, Apr 22, 2014 at 21:31:10 from 66.17.102.185

Mandatory 7 days off. Mark my word, I'm going to do the same. ;)

From Jason D on Wed, Apr 23, 2014 at 19:17:30 from 24.1.80.94

It's really for the best. I've run 2 days after, 4 days after, and 7 days after. After 7 days off after Sugarloaf I was able to roll for quite a while on the fitness I built until I screwed it up. Takes a few weeks to get back into it, but running after a day or two doesn't get you back on track any faster.

From Matt Schreiber on Wed, Apr 23, 2014 at 20:22:23 from 66.17.108.16

Good to know. We all like running, but who doesn't like a little time off. Kinda reboots you mentally. What do you think about a planned month off? Not so much after a race but more so a winter month to let your body rebuild. I've read about it but never considered it yet.

From Jason D on Thu, Apr 24, 2014 at 11:05:06 from 128.210.82.162

A month off would be a long time. If you want to, take it, but you will have to be patient building back up. Your muscles will weaken, even your feet will go soft! You'll gain a good bit of weight even if you are somewhat mindful. I think 2 weeks would be the most I (personally) would take off, but, again, if you need it mentally and it recharges you and doesn't leave you frustrated when you start back.

I think 10 days to 2 weeks is about the threshold for really strong recovery and still rolling some fitness over (it will take a little bit to feel strong again though). I don't have anything to point you to to support this but running too soon can bite you in the glutes

From Matt Schreiber on Thu, Apr 24, 2014 at 13:10:52 from 66.17.107.219

I didn't even think of the re-adapting you'd have to do after that time off. I'm still thinking a week is about where I'm going to limit myself. I hate running 3 miles and having it feel like a LR. Does kind of seem like a little longer break once in a while would be beneficial.

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