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June 2016

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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

Detroit Marathon or Indianapolis Monumental Marathon

Gravel Races

April 13: Barry Roubaix 36 Mile

September 8: Johns Dirty Ride 25 or 50 Mile

Cyclocross

November 16: Bloomer CX

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: 42.80 Month: 219.90 Year: 1620.25
Newton Flat 5 Lifetime Miles: 131.90
Miles With Megan Lifetime Miles: 465.60
Nike Zoom Streak LT2 White/Orange Lifetime Miles: 189.95
Saucony Kinvara 7 Lifetime Miles: 249.10
Altra Escalante Lifetime Miles: 524.25
Altra One V3 Blue Lifetime Miles: 299.80
Altra One V3 Blue 2 Lifetime Miles: 362.60
Specialized Diverge Pro Lifetime Miles: 781.70
Saucony ISO Freedom Lifetime Miles: 456.30
Saucony ISO Freedom Black/Green Lifetime Miles: 239.10
Saucony Kinvara 5 Blue (Vault) Lifetime Miles: 616.02
Saucony Kinvara 5 Teal (Vault) Lifetime Miles: 498.75
Cross Training Minutes 2019 Lifetime Miles: 1823.50
Saucony Kinvara 6 Lifetime Miles: 31.00
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
85.550.000.000.0085.55
Kinvara 5 White/Black Miles: 35.15New Balance Zante Miles: 6.30Saucony ISO Triumph Miles: 36.10Kinvara 5 Black/White 2 Miles: 8.00Miles With Megan Miles: 4.00
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
14.000.000.000.0014.00

AM: 60' easy. Pull-ups and push-ups before and after.

PM: 48' moderate. Some more pull-ups. Getting stronger.

Kinvara 5 White/Black Miles: 7.70New Balance Zante Miles: 6.30
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
6.400.000.000.006.40

Lunch: 55' easy

Saucony ISO Triumph Miles: 6.40
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3.100.000.000.003.10

PM: 25'

Wasn't feeling it. Had to cross the road because a dog was chasing me. I sat on the other side of the road yelling at it to go home and trying to keep cars from hitting it. That zapped the rest of my motivation and I had next to zero before I left.

Kinvara 5 White/Black Miles: 3.10
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After feeling so bad yesterday I didn't go out today because I thought I might quit running if I felt bad.

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Spent most of the day on the couch at my parents' house I think.
 

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Drove back to Philadelphia. Could have run but didn't. Warm.

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Spent the day and evening on the couch. I've been binge watching Prison Break.

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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
6.100.000.000.006.10

PM: 50' steady easy.

+ stretching

A storm blew through and gave us 60 degrees with low humidity and dew point and a stiff breeze. I figured we probably won't have a day like this until fall. The run felt okay to partly crappy.

Kinvara 5 White/Black Miles: 6.10
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Just didn't feel like running.

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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
8.200.000.000.008.20

PM: 65' easy. Felt pretty good. Pleasant conditions helped.

Saucony ISO Triumph Miles: 8.20
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
12.250.000.000.0012.25

AM: 68' easy but warm and tough going.

PM: 35' easy

I managed to weaken my glutes from lying around and not running. I can feel them being lazy. My right foot has a giant blister. Enough time to somewhat de-callus.

Kinvara 5 White/Black Miles: 4.25Kinvara 5 Black/White 2 Miles: 8.00
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
4.000.000.000.004.00

PM: 35' easy

I'm calling off training and racing plans for a while. I just worry without them I won't be as motivated to get out the door at all. Goal for now is to try to just run and get everything straightened out.

Saucony ISO Triumph Miles: 4.00
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Off. Megan came home. 3 weeks is a long time. We did a month away from each other for two years. That was rough.

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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
6.750.000.000.006.75

PM: Treadmill - 60' really easy.

Felt good to run really slow and listen to music.

Kinvara 5 White/Black Miles: 6.75
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13.500.000.000.0013.50

Lunch: 52' easy.

Did two short strides to wake up my glutes. They don't really work anymore.

PM: Treadmill - 60' easy

Criminal not to go outside again on an evening such as this but the mill is what the body wanted.

Kinvara 5 White/Black Miles: 7.25Saucony ISO Triumph Miles: 6.25
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Off. Travel to Toledo.

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Off. Apartment hunting in Rochester, Michigan. Clinton River Trail sighting. I'll take that as progress in getting my desire back.

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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
7.250.000.000.007.25

Lunch: Treadmill - 7.25 miles

Megan, Chas, and I went to the Y. Didn't feel like running but I did. It felt good. Did some captain's chair stuff and some adduction work in an effort to make sure my hip is strong. It's been here and there for about 2 years or more. A fairly serious imbalance on the right side. It's time to get proactive so it doesn't cause a hernia, which would suck given that we don't have insurance until August 15. Back to southeastern Michigan tomorrow to look for apartments.

Saucony ISO Triumph Miles: 7.25
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Off. Apartment hunting. I think this was the day we looked at places closer to Detroit. Lots of big places for cheap. Nothing endearing about the area. Hard to persuade me after living in Chestnut Hill, which has a ton of character.

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We looked at a few more places and looked a few more again because we looked at so many we got confused. Tired of driving 90 minutes to then drive around all day. Weird traffic light patterns here. We are settling in Rochester Hills. It's a niceish area and it's closer to campus.

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Drove back to Philadelphia. Walked around on Google maps, scouting out possible routes, parks, and tempo loops. I might have to drive to places to run at times in addition to getting another car, which doesn't thrill me.

The area is, predictably, flat. Our area of Philadelphia is very hilly in places. I'll miss my hills and trails. I think I'll need to do some fairly serious incline runs on the treadmill. I don't think running some many hills the last 2 years has made me a better hill runner but I think it has done a lot for my aerobic capacity.

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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
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PM: 4 miles with Megan. Enjoyed the run and the warm but tolerable weather.

Miles With Megan Miles: 4.00Saucony ISO Triumph Miles: 4.00
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
85.550.000.000.0085.55
Kinvara 5 White/Black Miles: 35.15New Balance Zante Miles: 6.30Saucony ISO Triumph Miles: 36.10Kinvara 5 Black/White 2 Miles: 8.00Miles With Megan Miles: 4.00
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