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December 11, 2018

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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: 27.70 Month: 131.10 Year: 3294.34
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: 368.05
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: 77.30
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
5.280.005.930.0011.21

AM: 11.2 miles, averaged 8:03. HR 159.

20' Tempo @ ~10-Mile Effort, 5' Jog, 8 x 2'On/Off

I dropped off my car to get a hitch mounted and found out two students were traveling for sports, so we rescheduled meetings and I was able to get my workout in in the morning, which I hadn't planned. It was warm. 70 degrees to start and 79 to finish with a dew point of 69 and the humidty starting in the 80% range and lowering to the 70% range. I did well in the conditions and felt very strong, even chasing down one of the park maintenance guys on his lawn mower.

Warmed up 2 miles and got into the workout. I turned my pace on to control the effort, making sure I was a bit slower than last week so I didn't blow up. Averaged 6:13, which was okay given the warm conditions and the pending 2' intervals. First lap was around 6:20, so the next two were around 6:10 or 6:11. HR 177. Took a 5' jog after hacking a bit and got into the 2' intervals, which were not super fast but strong and controlled. 5:52-5:46.

Lunch: 11-mile bike commute to campus. HR 154. 

Faster than I would have liked a commute effort but I was running late. I ended up meeting with a student in my cycling kit, which you can really only do as an academic. I showered after.

PM: 11-mile bike commute. HR 134.

Picked up food for Oliver and grabbed my key from the trailer place to get my car. Did various errands and started dinner. Glad I didn’t head out for a PM run as Megan had a long day and was ready to eat. Dinner was ready by the time she got home like the good house husband that I am :-)

 

Cross Training Minutes 2018 Miles: 81.80Altra One V3 Blue 2 Miles: 11.20Specialized Diverge Pro Miles: 22.00
Weight: 169.80
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