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July 17, 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: 19.30 Month: 147.70 Year: 2231.15
Newton Flat 5 Lifetime Miles: 198.50
Miles With Megan Lifetime Miles: 500.70
Nike Zoom Streak LT2 White/Orange Lifetime Miles: 189.95
Saucony Kinvara 7 Lifetime Miles: 368.30
Altra Escalante Lifetime Miles: 536.65
Altra One V3 Blue Lifetime Miles: 348.80
Altra One V3 Blue 2 Lifetime Miles: 371.80
Specialized Diverge Pro Lifetime Miles: 1264.60
Saucony ISO Freedom Lifetime Miles: 533.20
Saucony ISO Freedom Black/Green Lifetime Miles: 279.90
Saucony Kinvara 5 Blue (Vault) Lifetime Miles: 688.77
Saucony Kinvara 5 Teal (Vault) Lifetime Miles: 600.65
Cross Training Minutes 2019 Lifetime Miles: 3505.50
Saucony Kinvara 6 Lifetime Miles: 91.00
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance

Lunch: 8.7 miles, averaged 7:25. HR 149.

Pulled workout due to GI issues. Taking the rest of the day off.

Plan was 45' aerobic builder + long strides and about 2 hours of total work. I started to notice my stomach was going south during the warmup, which almost never happens. I don't think I ever has a workout cut short due to GI issues (they usually hit after the hard running). Got through 3 laps and was working on the 4th when I decided things weren't going to settled. I assumed the bathrooms were closed this time of year so I hit the woods (one of the fewer and fewer areas we haven't knocked down for cookie cutter subdivisions and strip malls).

I tried to restart after that but it wasn't going to work. I barely made a second pitstop at our apartment complex. The issue was likely the 3 FiberOne bars I slept at around 6:00 this morning when I feed the cats. Megan eats the bars and I haven't paid much attention to them for a few years but stress and anxiety make me snack like crazy and these seem to be my new target.

Splits: 6:26, 6:25, 6:17, 6:11 (for .67)

Felt decent during the workout if a bit tired and my legs weren't much interested in turning over fludily when the wind hit, but I was working into it and think the last 18-20' would have been pretty fast.

Late: AIS

Saucony Kinvara 5 Blue (Vault) Miles: 8.70
Weight: 175.60
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