Of Mice and Marathons

April 19, 2019

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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 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


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.


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: 56.70 Month: 137.70 Year: 1254.25
Miles With Megan Lifetime Miles: 449.60
Nike Zoom Streak LT2 White/Orange Lifetime Miles: 189.95
Altra Escalante Lifetime Miles: 514.05
Altra One V3 Blue Lifetime Miles: 271.30
Altra One V3 Blue 2 Lifetime Miles: 362.60
Specialized Diverge Pro Lifetime Miles: 538.40
Saucony ISO Freedom Lifetime Miles: 379.60
Saucony ISO Freedom Black/Green Lifetime Miles: 205.80
Saucony Kinvara 5 Blue (Vault) Lifetime Miles: 583.02
Saucony Kinvara 5 Teal (Vault) Lifetime Miles: 415.45
Cross Training Minutes 2019 Lifetime Miles: 959.00
Saucony Kinvara 6 Lifetime Miles: 17.30
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance

Lunch - 9.5 miles. Sharpening Workout

1 Mile in 5:41
4 x 400 in 76.1, 78.5, 78.2, 76.2
2 x 200 in 34.5, 34.9

400 recovery after the mile, 200 after everything else. Felt solid on the tempo mile even with some wind and temps back into the mid-70s, which I somehow am already no longer used to. The first mile made me wish I was going a 4-5 mile tempo. I am pretty sure I would have held that pace for 4-5 miles, especially if I kept it where I started (~5:45). Hoping to keep everything in the 5:40s this Halloween at Rock and Roll.

The 400s left me pretty gassed, which was a bit surprising but I haven't really touched anything under 5:25 pace other than some strides. I still have some leg speed from this summer but it took a bit to get my butt fully firing. The 200s were fairly solid.

PM: Didn't get out again. Completed a mostly revised draft of my dissertation though. Not sure how much time will be required but I defend Friday November 13. I'll be glad to have it done.

Saucony Fastwitch 7 Miles: 9.50
Weight: 174.70
From allie on Fri, Oct 09, 2015 at 18:52:24 from

cool -- not too far off! good luck with your defense.

also, great workout and good luck with the 5k.

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