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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: 22.80 Month: 152.55 Year: 2235.50
Salomon SL Sense Ultra Lifetime Miles: 78.05
Inov-8 Roclite 295 Lifetime Miles: 214.25
Saucony A6 Lifetime Miles: 196.86
Miles With Megan Lifetime Miles: 222.60
Saucony Fastwitch 7 Lifetime Miles: 380.55
Nike Zoom Streak LT2 White/Orange Lifetime Miles: 78.45
New Balance Zante Lifetime Miles: 670.15
Nike Lunar Racer Lifetime Miles: 296.80
Adidas Boston 6 Lifetime Miles: 316.75
Brooks Launch Lifetime Miles: 504.65
Nike Pegasus Lifetime Miles: 129.30
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
278.709.001.000.00288.70
Nike Lunar Racer Miles: 68.50Brooks Launch Miles: 82.00Saucony ISO Triumph 2 Miles: 90.25Adidas Boston 6 Miles: 9.20New Balance Zante Miles: 5.00Miles With Megan Miles: 16.50Saucony Kinvara 7 Miles: 28.00
Weight: 0.00
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
18.000.000.000.0018.00

PM: 18 miles quite easy. Just under 8:00

Nike Lunar Racer Miles: 18.00
Weight: 0.00
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
10.000.000.000.0010.00

PM: 10 miles

Brooks Launch Miles: 10.00
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
10.000.000.000.0010.00

PM: 10 miles, easy to somewhat moderate.

The geese and I are not getting along. 

Saucony ISO Triumph 2 Miles: 10.00
Weight: 0.00
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
9.200.000.000.009.20

PM: 9.2 miles in 67:30 on the treadmill.

Had enough of the rain unloading trucks with the hi-lo today, so I went to the gym with Megan. Started a workout but pulled it. I'll try again Saturday and likely double tomorrow. Felt good once I just ran moderately. The treadmill is always so hit or miss for me.

Adidas Boston 6 Miles: 9.20
Weight: 0.00
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
15.000.000.000.0015.00

AM/Lunch: 10 miles. Cold, windy, and raining. Nice day for ducks and earthworms

PM: 5 miles easy on the treadmill. Some core work after.

Got some decent miles in today. I need to do this more on days off if I want to run the mileage I think I need to run.

New Balance Zante Miles: 5.00Brooks Launch Miles: 10.00
Weight: 0.00
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
6.508.000.000.0014.50

PM: 14.5 miles, averaged 7:33

8-mile tempo @ 6:27 pace

Splits: 6:32, 6:27, 6:30, 6:25, 6:29, 6:26, 6:29, 6:16

4.8 up/1.7 down

Warmed up a few miles with Megan and started the workout. I started a bit too slow, but I tried to go from 9:30-10:00 pace down to 6:30, which is always hard. Called that a mulligan mile (6:56) and continued into the 8-mile tempo from there. Felt pretty strong. A bit tired at the end, but effort was normal for this workout (I've done it enough times). A solid week and pleased.

I am pretty sure I am running the Indianapolis Monumental Marathon rather than Detroit this fall.

Nike Lunar Racer Miles: 14.50
Weight: 0.00
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
0.000.000.000.000.00

Off. 

Woke up from a late nap after work and called it a day.

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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
12.000.000.000.0012.00

PM: 12 miles

I took three naps today. Two were about 90 minutes or so and one was almost 40 minutes I think. 

Saucony ISO Triumph 2 Miles: 12.00
Weight: 0.00
Comments(1)
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
12.000.000.000.0012.00

PM: 12 miles. Did some strides.

Brooks Launch Miles: 12.00
Weight: 0.00
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
10.000.000.000.0010.00

PM: 10 miles

Saucony ISO Triumph 2 Miles: 10.00
Weight: 0.00
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
18.000.000.000.0018.00

PM: 18 miles easy, about 8:00 pace. Beautiful weather.

Nike Lunar Racer Miles: 18.00
Weight: 0.00
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
10.000.000.000.0010.00

PM: 10 miles

Great weather again.

Brooks Launch Miles: 10.00
Weight: 0.00
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
10.000.000.000.0010.00

PM: 10 slow miles.First few with Megan.

Came down with my 4th cold of the year. Same pattern as before. Did sleep much at all last night couldn't nap for very long this afternoon as the cold woke me up. Pretty grumpy. Fairly enjoyable easy jog though.

Miles With Megan Miles: 3.25Saucony ISO Triumph 2 Miles: 10.00
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0.000.000.000.000.00

Off. Took a nap and got up late. Decided to rest as I've been sick.

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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
5.000.000.000.005.00

PM: 5 miles. Felt pretty crappy as I recall.

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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
4.000.000.000.004.00

PM: 4 miles. A few with Megan.

Warm. Felt crappy.

Miles With Megan Miles: 3.25Saucony ISO Triumph 2 Miles: 3.25
Weight: 0.00
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
10.000.000.000.0010.00

PM: 10 miles. A few with Megan.

Felt a good bit better.

Miles With Megan Miles: 3.25Brooks Launch Miles: 10.00
Weight: 0.00
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
10.000.000.000.0010.00

PM: 10 miles

88 degrees and windy. Dry. Felt comfortable actually. Cold is making a slow exit.

Saucony ISO Triumph 2 Miles: 10.00
Weight: 0.00
Comments(1)
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
9.001.000.000.0010.00

PM: 10 miles moderate progression, averaged 7:11

Saucony Kinvara 7 Miles: 10.00
Weight: 0.00
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
9.000.001.000.0010.00

PM: 10 miles easy to moderate to uptempo, averaged 7:06.

Last mile in 6:12. Cold kind of lingering but it has shifted gears. Feeling stronger.

Saucony ISO Triumph 2 Miles: 10.00
Weight: 0.00
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
10.000.000.000.0010.00

PM: 10 miles easy

Brooks Launch Miles: 10.00
Weight: 0.00
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
0.000.000.000.000.00

Off. Had the day off and just didn't do much. Just couldn't get up and out.

Weight: 0.00
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No run. Waited for a call from my sister and then just fell asleep. Didn't fit my run in.

Weight: 0.00
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
18.000.000.000.0018.00

PM: 18 miles. HR 149.

Pace was quite slow. Just had no turnover and couldn't move. Got some time on my feet.

Nike Lunar Racer Miles: 18.00
Weight: 0.00
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
5.000.000.000.005.00

PM: 5 miles. HR ~125.

HR monitor was off and my GPS was off. Closer to 5 miles than 4.5. I worked from 5-4 and got Megan's birthday present and we went to dinner early, so this is what I ended up fitting in.

Saucony ISO Triumph 2 Miles: 5.00
Weight: 0.00
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
10.000.000.000.0010.00

PM: 10 miles slow. HR 130.

First few miles with Megan, then continued on my own at the pace we set. Exhausted. No nap two days in a row! Worked from 5-4 today. I was going to go in early tomorrow but waking up at 4:00AM is just plain too early already. Of course I am not in bed early now.

Kind of a bust the last two weeks, but I got my long run in this week. I should be back on track the rest of the week and into next week, with workouts starting back up now that my cold is mostly gone.

Miles With Megan Miles: 3.50Brooks Launch Miles: 10.00
Weight: 0.00
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
10.000.000.000.0010.00

PM: 10 miles easy. HR 152? (Seemed high for perceived effort)

Saucony Kinvara 7 Miles: 10.00
Weight: 0.00
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
10.000.000.000.0010.00

PM: 10 miles high moderate to AT, averaged 7:16. HR 164

Tried to beat the storm. Lot of hours this week.

Saucony ISO Triumph 2 Miles: 10.00
Weight: 0.00
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
8.000.000.000.008.00

AM: 8 miles progression, averaged 7:17

7:50-6:22

Saucony Kinvara 7 Miles: 8.00
Weight: 0.00
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
10.000.000.000.0010.00

PM: 10 miles slow slow (about 10' pace). HR 132.

Did the first few miles with Megan.

Miles With Megan Miles: 3.25Brooks Launch Miles: 10.00
Weight: 0.00
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
10.000.000.000.0010.00

PM: 10 miles. Did some strides. HR 140.

Saucony ISO Triumph 2 Miles: 10.00
Weight: 0.00
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
278.709.001.000.00288.70
Nike Lunar Racer Miles: 68.50Brooks Launch Miles: 82.00Saucony ISO Triumph 2 Miles: 90.25Adidas Boston 6 Miles: 9.20New Balance Zante Miles: 5.00Miles With Megan Miles: 16.50Saucony Kinvara 7 Miles: 28.00
Weight: 0.00
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