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September 21, 2018

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Shelby Township,MI,

Member Since:

Dec 28, 2011



Goal Type:

Local Elite

Running Accomplishments:


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 Racing Schedule 2018

July 15: Pure Detroit 5k

August 4: Beach to Beacon 10k

September 23: Brooksie 10k

October 21: Detroit International Half Marathon

Gravel Bike/Cyclocross Races 2018

September 9: Uncle John’s Dirty Ride 24 Mile (Nope. Cracked frame.)

October 27: Bloomer Park Cyclocross Race

November 11: Mad Anthony Cyclocross Race

December 1: Le Frost Cross Cyclocross Race

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.


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: 53.60 Month: 245.15 Year: 2304.21
Miles With Megan Lifetime Miles: 387.80
Nike Zoom Streak LT2 White/Orange Lifetime Miles: 150.25
Nike Pegasus Lifetime Miles: 265.25
Brooks Launch 3 Red Lifetime Miles: 71.90
Cross Training Minutes 2018 Lifetime Miles: 3130.00
Altra One 2.5 Lifetime Miles: 530.75
Altra One 2.5 Black Lifetime Miles: 386.55
Altra Escalante Lifetime Miles: 273.10
Altra One V3 Blue Lifetime Miles: 152.70
Altra One V3 Blue 2 Lifetime Miles: 135.30
Specialized Diverge Pro Lifetime Miles: 37.20
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance

Noon: 14.1 miles, averaged 7:41. HR 155.

50’ Aerobic Builder + 6 x 20” Strides

Warmed up 25', covered 7.7 miles in 50' (6:29 average w/ 171 BPM), 5' jog, 6 x 20" strides, and a 20' cool down.

The weather was very fallish and that helped. I didn't take splits, but the loop is just over a mile, so I had some idea how fast I was running. I was suprised to see that the overall average at the end was at or just under 6:30. Judging from Strava, most were consistently 6:25-6:28. My breathing was good and I nailed the 170 BPM mark without looking. My legs were sluggish after 3-4 miles, but that is due to mileage and hill blast yesterday, which reminds me . . . my calves were quite sore and tight. That's pretty rare for me.

PM: 4.2 miles, averaged 10:14. HR 129.

Missed Megan as I didn't get back from the grocery store in time but saw her coming back on her run.

I didn't expect this week to be as big as it was. I did double 6 days, which is probably a PR or tied for one. If I double tomorrow, that will be a full week of double. Traditionally, I have done up to 5 doubles, with a single on a long run day and then one easy single day of ~1 hour. I also think this is my biggest week since leaving Philadelphia, but I need to check.

My last week in the 90s was March/April 2016. I have had a few 80-mile weeks since then, but a pretty steady diet of 65-75 the last 12 months.




Altra One 2.5 Black Miles: 4.20Altra Escalante Miles: 14.10
Weight: 170.60
From Tom K on Sun, Sep 09, 2018 at 10:44:08 from

Excellent miles quantity AND quality this week! 6 Doubles!

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