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May 20, 2019

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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: 15.30 Month: 192.40 Year: 1592.75
Newton Flat 5 Lifetime Miles: 116.70
Miles With Megan Lifetime Miles: 461.60
Nike Zoom Streak LT2 White/Orange Lifetime Miles: 189.95
Saucony Kinvara 7 Lifetime Miles: 249.10
Altra Escalante Lifetime Miles: 524.25
Altra One V3 Blue Lifetime Miles: 299.80
Altra One V3 Blue 2 Lifetime Miles: 362.60
Specialized Diverge Pro Lifetime Miles: 781.70
Saucony ISO Freedom Lifetime Miles: 448.00
Saucony ISO Freedom Black/Green Lifetime Miles: 239.10
Saucony Kinvara 5 Blue (Vault) Lifetime Miles: 612.02
Saucony Kinvara 5 Teal (Vault) Lifetime Miles: 498.75
Cross Training Minutes 2019 Lifetime Miles: 1823.50
Saucony Kinvara 6 Lifetime Miles: 31.00
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
8.600.007.400.0016.00

AM: moved workout to afternoon. Couldn't get out of bed.

PM: 16 miles, averaged 7:44. HR 151.

12 x 1K w/ 35" Recoveries

4 up/4 down. Did a longer warm up and cool down just because I felt like it. I knew this workout would be tough, and it is very difficult. I used a section of road that I measured out to be a kilometer and just used that and treated it like repeats, even though the recoveries are so short you barely have time to shuffle before you need to turn around and start running again.

Averaged 3:45/3:46 per k or 6:03/6:04 per mile, which I think is about the same as two weeks ago for the 10 x 1k version. Given how I have felt, I was happy with this. My legs threatened to tie up about half way through the last repeat but I straightened out and finished strong. I think the goal is to extend these out over the course of the next few months (not necessarily with such short recovery), so this will become marathon pace.

Saucony Kinvara 5 Blue (Vault) Miles: 16.00
Weight: 176.00
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