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November 2016

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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

Detroit Marathon or Indianapolis Monumental Marathon

Gravel Races

April 13: Barry Roubaix 36 Mile

September 8: Johns Dirty Ride 25 or 50 Mile

Cyclocross

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.

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: 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
222.0022.006.001.00251.00
Kinvara 5 Black/White 2 Miles: 104.00Saucony ISO Triumph 2 Miles: 96.00Saucony Fastwitch 7 Miles: 17.00Kinvara 5 White/Black Miles: 12.00New Balance Zante Miles: 22.00
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PM: 10 miles recovery pace

Kinvara 5 Black/White 2 Miles: 10.00
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Day off. Didn't feel like running with little time in the morning and the afternoon/evening was busy, so I took a rest day. Should have just gone out for 4 miles or something because I was anxious later in the evening.

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Ended up volunteering to work extra hours tutoring when I got home. I knocked down a few beers and fell asleep on the couch. Just a workaday bloak these days, but it's kind of nice to have a grunt job where I get (sort of) dirty.

 

 

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PM: 12 miles steady easy to slightly moderate. 

Nice afternoon/evening in the park. A buck was up to his belly in the water. Smart deer. Public park, in the water, and far from hunters.

Saucony ISO Triumph 2 Miles: 12.00
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PM: 5 miles

Had limited time and was kind of anxious so I did one of those runs where I run really hot out of the gate. It's a stupid way to run really. Got some quick miles in though. Mile 2 was easily 5-8 seconds slow given that I had to go through the chain link woopty woop thing (standard term).

3 miles in 17:54

6:17, 5:53, 5:42

2 down

Saucony Fastwitch 7 Miles: 5.00
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Off.

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PM: 10 miles easy.

Saucony ISO Triumph 2 Miles: 10.00
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PM: 12 miles. Did a good set of strides.

Voting went smoothly today. I was a bit anxious, but got my vote in and my run in and now I can (more or less) sit back for the evening and watch things unfold.

Kinvara 5 White/Black Miles: 12.00
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Off. Blah. Not a great start to November. Up late last night and didn't get out of bed for the first in a series of alarms and then it was time to go to work. Got home and Megan wanted to go to eat, something we rarely do these days (go out to eat that is not eating as such).

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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
11.001.000.000.0012.00

PM/Evening: 12 miles, averaged 7:06. Progression from 7:50-6:16.

Nice run by headlamp and moonlight in the park. Fairly seasonable and a bit breezy. Lots of deer wondering why I was intruding.

Briefly talk to my parents as it was my dad's birthday. Talked to my mom about the election.

Saucony ISO Triumph 2 Miles: 12.00
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PM: 13 miles moderate to tempo effort, averaged 6:24. 

Not sure how that happened but the fall air is back and I was feeling like a brisk pace was what I needed. First mile was 6:48, which was surprising. I guessed about 7:20-7:30. No real cool down, so I'll likely feel it in the morning. Felt like I could have kept going a few more miles if asked to. My breathing was good once it settled after 5-6 miles but my legs weren't able to really crank the pace down. It's usually the reverse.

Kinvara 5 Black/White 2 Miles: 13.00
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PM: 10 miles recovery pace.

Right hamstring a little tight and sore. Felt fine running. Stretching is when I feel it. Stomach was off most of the day, and the run was no different. Lots of woods and darkness made for relative comfort. Kept running with a few pit stops. Getting colder.

Saucony ISO Triumph 2 Miles: 10.00
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
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PM: 8 miles easy. First 3 or so with Megan. 

Wanted to get my 90 minutes in but my headlamp is dead and I needed to get home to make dinner and get prepped for the evening. Tutoring or working (or  both) without two days "off" are wearing me out.

 

 

 

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Off. I can't recall what this day was. I think I was asked to work, so I went in.

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PM: 6 miles. Felt pretty terrible.

Tutoring in the morning and a long afternoon/night helping out at another store. I was nodding off standing up.

Saucony ISO Triumph 2 Miles: 6.00
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PM: 10 miles. Still feel lethargic and slightly dizzy after finishing as I did yesterday.

Kinvara 5 Black/White 2 Miles: 10.00
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
12.000.000.000.0012.00

PM: 12 miles, mostly moderate.

70 degrees and shirtless for a good stretch. Windy but very nice. That's probably it for suprise warm weather.

The last few day's I have been reading (or rather listering to) Shop Class As Soulcraft. I'ts a perfect time to read it for me. Thanks to Rob for the recommendation. It's right in my area of reading. I've been listening to it while driving to and from work and while cooking and doing dishes.

Saucony ISO Triumph 2 Miles: 12.00
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PM/Evening: 12 miles moderate

I ran shirtless for a while yesterday. Today I had compression shorts, gloves, a hat, and a base layer (my typical winter outfit). Got some snow flurries. New headlamp seems to work well.

Kinvara 5 Black/White 2 Miles: 12.00
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PM/Evening: 12 miles moderate with faster last mile in 6:09

Came upon a skunk, which thankfully kept its glands in check. Dark, cold, and very windy. The swans look like statues out in the lake with the spotlight on them in the dark.

Saucony ISO Triumph 2 Miles: 12.00
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PM/Evening: 12 miles.

Saw a numerous deer in the park. More than I have seen previously. Thankfully no skunks this time.

Probably not going to run a tukey trot again this year. I was thinking I was going to be in Maine but my work schedule squashed that. Then I thought Ann Arbor but I don't want Megan to have to get up early. I cannot find anything around here that looks worth my time. Might just do a 5k time trial at the park to see what happens.

New Balance Zante Miles: 12.00
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
7.004.001.000.0012.00

PM: 12 miles steady moderate with progression to theshold, averaged 6:37.

Did 10 miles from 7:05-6:00, then "the fence mile" exiting the park around 7:00 and then another mile at 6:36, which felt, if not easy easy, then at least fairly easy.

No turkey trot, no time trial. Thinking ahead to spring and how I can get in a buildup for a marathon or attempt a substantial half PR. I feel with work committments I won't be able to double like I usually do and I am sure I could run well off lower mileage but I am really not interested in testing that theory.

Kinvara 5 Black/White 2 Miles: 12.00
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PM: 10 miles easy.

Cold, dark, and rainy. Pleasant run though.

New Balance Zante Miles: 10.00
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AM: 10 miles. Did some strides.

Happy Thanksgiving!

Kinvara 5 Black/White 2 Miles: 10.00
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
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PM: 12 miles easy to moderate

Saucony ISO Triumph 2 Miles: 12.00
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
9.000.000.000.009.00

PM: 9 miles easy

Kinvara 5 Black/White 2 Miles: 9.00
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
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PM: 12 miles w/ 10-mile progression, averaged 6:37 overall

Progression ended up being 7:11-5:52. Cooled down 2 miles with some decent strides.

Saucony Fastwitch 7 Miles: 12.00
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PM: 10 miles easy

Kinvara 5 Black/White 2 Miles: 10.00
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PM: 10 miles.

Very tired.

Saucony ISO Triumph 2 Miles: 10.00
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PM: 10 miles

Kinvara 5 Black/White 2 Miles: 10.00
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
222.0022.006.001.00251.00
Kinvara 5 Black/White 2 Miles: 104.00Saucony ISO Triumph 2 Miles: 96.00Saucony Fastwitch 7 Miles: 17.00Kinvara 5 White/Black Miles: 12.00New Balance Zante Miles: 22.00
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