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August 2017

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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: 12.70 Month: 116.10 Year: 3279.34
Miles With Megan Lifetime Miles: 416.80
Nike Zoom Streak LT2 White/Orange Lifetime Miles: 189.95
Cross Training Minutes 2018 Lifetime Miles: 4094.80
Altra One 2.5 Black Lifetime Miles: 498.85
Altra Escalante Lifetime Miles: 359.75
Altra One V3 Blue Lifetime Miles: 187.10
Altra One V3 Blue 2 Lifetime Miles: 272.30
Specialized Diverge Pro Lifetime Miles: 314.40
Saucony ISO Freedom Lifetime Miles: 129.60
Saucony ISO Freedom Black/Green Lifetime Miles: 70.50
Saucony Kinvara 5 Blue (Vault) Lifetime Miles: 167.22
Saucony Kinvara 5 Teal (Vault) Lifetime Miles: 111.80
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
133.300.000.000.00133.30
Altra The One Miles: 4.00Saucony ISO Triumph 2 Miles: 22.25Miles With Megan Miles: 17.45Saucony Kinvara 7 Miles: 24.25Brooks Launch Miles: 62.80Nike Lunar Racer Miles: 7.00Adidas Boston 6 Miles: 7.00
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Off. We had inventory, which meant I worked 3:30-12:00 Monday and 5:00AM-1:00 the next morning. Ended up working until 4:30.

 

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Off. Inventory. I was so exhausted I started to think I was going to get fired for something I had done. Later it turned out there was nothing wrong. 

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Off. I had the day off. Slept late. Thunderstorms rolled through all day. Didn't get out.

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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
12.000.000.000.0012.00

Lunch: 8 miles, averaged 8:01. HR 165. Oddly high but felt rough.

Night: 4 miles in the dark, averaged 8:40. HR 136.

Fall-like conditions. About 59 and breezy. Weird summer.

Altra The One Miles: 4.00Saucony ISO Triumph 2 Miles: 8.00
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
15.100.000.000.0015.10

Lunch: 10 miles, averaged 8:32. HR 153.

Feels like mid to early September. Breezy and dry.

PM: 5.1 miles, averaged 9:42. HR 143.

Ran with Megan. Very enjoyable run.

Miles With Megan Miles: 5.20Saucony Kinvara 7 Miles: 10.00Brooks Launch Miles: 5.10
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
7.250.000.000.007.25

PM: 7.25 miles, averaged 8:51. HR 146.

Decided I'm not doing a marathon this fall. Long base building and working on 5k/10k PR to help marathon time. I'm already running 90-100 miles peak in marathon training and chipping away. That will only goes so far. That will give me some time this fall to rebuild as the last 12 months have been so wacky. I'll start with low-stakes workouts. Lately I've been try to start in the middle of things. I like the new direction and I'll work over the next year to work on my marathon PR.

Saucony ISO Triumph 2 Miles: 7.25
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
7.250.000.000.007.25

AM: 7.25 miles, averaged 9:01

Megan and I are headed to Traverse City for the day/night. I think it's the first outing we've had since we came here, other than to visit family and friends.

 

Saucony Kinvara 7 Miles: 7.25
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Off. Megan and I did a micro hike up one of Sleeping Bear dunes. I was going to run, but couldn't be bothered. I was stressed about returning to work, but we had a nice time.

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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
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PM: 5 miles, averaged 9:57. HR 136

Did a few miles with Megan. Great weather.

Miles With Megan Miles: 5.00Brooks Launch Miles: 5.00
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Noon: 6 miles, averaged 9:04. HR 151.

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Off. Can't remember my excuse.

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Off. Can't remember my excuse.

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Off. Can't recall.

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Off. Same.

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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
6.500.000.000.006.50

PM: 6.5 miles, averaged 9:14.

First few with Megan.

Miles With Megan Miles: 3.50Brooks Launch Miles: 6.50
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
7.000.000.000.007.00

PM: 7 miles, averaged 7:57. HR 162.

Had an interview today and will be working st Oakland Univerdity (where Megan works) as a lecturer. It's not tenure track but it pays a liveable wage, about 10,000 more per year than I've ever made. With a flexible schedule, it's a no brainer. My life and running will be better for it.

Saucony Kinvara 7 Miles: 7.00
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Off.

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Lunch: 7 miles, averaged 8:34. HR 164.

Did 6 x 20" strides

Brooks Launch Miles: 7.00
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
7.000.000.000.007.00

Lunch: 7.25 miles, averaged 8:40. HR 154

Did psoa release, which I've been doing to loosen things up.

Saucony ISO Triumph 2 Miles: 7.00
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
9.100.000.000.009.10

PM: 9.1 miles, averaged 8:45. HR 158. 

I guess this is my long run. Keeping it simple and adding minutes to my long run rather than just jumping to arbitrary mileage.

AIS and fascia and psoa release.

Brooks Launch Miles: 9.10
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
4.100.000.000.004.10

PM: 4.1 miles, averaged 8:38. HR 145.

Very low energy. Very tired lately.

Brooks Launch Miles: 4.10
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
7.000.000.000.007.00

PM: 7 miles, averaged 9:11. HR 143. 6 x 20" strides

First few with Megan.

Miles With Megan Miles: 3.75Nike Lunar Racer Miles: 7.00
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Off. Very tired.

AIS and psoa release.

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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
8.000.000.000.008.00

PM: 8 miles, averaged 8:02. HR 161.

Very cool out.

Figured out I will be making more money than I calculated, so assuming I have a decent course load I can definitely make a living off this. About twice as much money as I have ever made, plus benefits. I might actually be able to buy a house at some point and (maybe) retire before I am dead.

AIS and release work.

Brooks Launch Miles: 8.00
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
7.000.000.000.007.00

PM: 7 miles, averaged 9:12. HR 142.

First few with Megan. Did 6 x 20" strides.

Fascia release.

Adidas Boston 6 Miles: 7.00
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
7.000.000.000.007.00

PM: 7 miles, averaged 8:39

AIS, psoa release, fascia release.

Brooks Launch Miles: 7.00
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Off.

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Off. Thought I was getting consistent.

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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
4.000.000.000.004.00

PM: 4 miles with Megan, averaged 10:08

Brooks Launch Miles: 4.00
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Off.

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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
7.000.000.000.007.00

PM: 7 miles, averaged 835

Brooks Launch Miles: 7.00
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
133.300.000.000.00133.30
Altra The One Miles: 4.00Saucony ISO Triumph 2 Miles: 22.25Miles With Megan Miles: 17.45Saucony Kinvara 7 Miles: 24.25Brooks Launch Miles: 62.80Nike Lunar Racer Miles: 7.00Adidas Boston 6 Miles: 7.00
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