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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: 0.00 Month: 174.40 Year: 2547.40
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: 225.85
Saucony Fastwitch 7 Lifetime Miles: 456.50
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: 577.05
Nike Pegasus Lifetime Miles: 216.00
Saucony ISO Zealot Lifetime Miles: 43.70
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
10.500.000.003.5014.00

AM: 4 miles. HR 139. Super soupy.

PM: Track - 10 miles.

3.6 up/2 down. I copied Allie this week and did 4 (800/400). After the workout, I changed into my spikes and did 4 x 200 hard. Good workout. Weather was better later, but windy. Still warm but less soupy and we were gifted with some showers and a rainbow.

2:45.2, 2:48.2, 2:47.8, 2:47.9

79.9, 80.7, 80.4, 78.7 (I think I got a bit too complacent on these. They should have all been ~78)

30.9, ~31-32?, 32.5, 32.5 (I walked the first 200 with Leo, stopped my watch, started it before the rep and forgot to hit "lap" so I missed the correct time of lap 2 but he was pretty much the same distance behind me with a similar split to the previous one. I jogged 200 for the others).

Overall, a good workout. Not fast but warm, recovering from Sunday, and so on. I was pleased with my 200s. My first time in spikes. I know that's not fast for a lot of people but those are definitely the fastest ones I have ever run. The spikes make a difference.

Kinvara 5 Green Miles: 4.00Nike Zoom Streak LT2 Miles: 9.25Nike Victory Spikes Miles: 0.75
Weight: 0.00
Comments
From allie on Tue, Jun 16, 2015 at 23:56:08 from 70.158.101.161

so very soupy.

nice job with the workout. fun, right? :) now i want to copy you and do 200s in spikes...but...that would mean taking time to screw in spikes, and i'm not sure i have enough energy in this soup.

From Jason D on Wed, Jun 17, 2015 at 11:22:13 from 68.80.27.222

Definitely harder than I thought, but it's a really good one.

I had mine pre-screwed. I carried them in the spike bag during part of my warmup, hoping I didn't fall and stab myself.

From SlowJoe on Wed, Jun 17, 2015 at 17:45:43 from 45.18.50.53

Spikes - look at you! Nice workout, you're getting in some fast stuff lately.

From Jason D on Wed, Jun 17, 2015 at 20:59:06 from 68.80.27.222

My former running buddy said I probably didn't need them for anything longer than the 1500, that I would be sore in the calves, and so on. I got a second opinion and went with them. I was glad for that. I really wanted to look cool and fast :-)

They are fun even though I felt like the old guy at the track while a younger guy was doing 400s in spikes. I was surprised by the stiffness of them, which is the point. I am pretty used to zero drop shoes but they are about 2 ounces per shoe lighter than any of my flats and they are extremely responsive. The spikes really dig. Luckily I made it through my first session without spiking myself, which I have done several times with my screw flats (ouch!).

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