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May 24, 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:

Racing Schedule 2018/2019

August 4: Beach to Beacon 10k

October 22: Detroit International Half Marathon 

January 20: Houston Marathon

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: 40.10 Month: 223.80 Year: 1122.80
Miles With Megan Lifetime Miles: 282.30
Nike Zoom Streak LT2 White/Orange Lifetime Miles: 78.45
Nike Lunar Racer Lifetime Miles: 308.10
Adidas Boston 6 Lifetime Miles: 338.60
Nike Pegasus Lifetime Miles: 251.15
Saucony ISO Zealot Lifetime Miles: 78.40
Brooks Launch 3 Red Lifetime Miles: 59.50
Altra One V3 Lifetime Miles: 532.95
Cross Training Minutes 2018 Lifetime Miles: 457.00
Altra One 2.5 Lifetime Miles: 267.85
Altra One 2.5 Black Lifetime Miles: 89.80
Altra Escalante Lifetime Miles: 103.00
Specialized Diverge (Gravel Bike) Lifetime Miles: 0.00
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
6.900.004.600.5012.00

Lunch: 12 miles, averaged 8:10. HR 167.

20' Tempo, 5' Jog, 10 x 1' On/Off, 5' Jog, 6 x 30"(1')

I was a bit gunshy after two blown workouts, so I turned off even my autolap and ran truly by feel for the tempo, which worked fine. It was slow overall, but the effort was right (last 10' HR was 180 or above). First 10' were 6:47 pace, next 5' were 6:33, next 5' were 6:22. I decided to do part of the workout on a ~2-mile loop next to the park and do the faster stuff in the park on the dirt.

1' efforts were around 10k effort to 5k effort on the last ones. The 30" were a good bit faster. I was pretty spent as the workout spanned the 70 degree range and though dry still is kicking my butt. I was mostly happy to stick with it and finish the workout.

I started reading Stephen King's On Writing in an effort to get back into reading and not be an educated idiot who doesn't read.

Altra One 2.5 Miles: 12.00
Weight: 177.60
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