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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: 42.80 Month: 219.90 Year: 1620.25
Newton Flat 5 Lifetime Miles: 131.90
Miles With Megan Lifetime Miles: 465.60
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: 456.30
Saucony ISO Freedom Black/Green Lifetime Miles: 239.10
Saucony Kinvara 5 Blue (Vault) Lifetime Miles: 616.02
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
7.700.000.000.007.70

Newtone - 7.7 in 70 minutes. Did some strides. Got the legs in touch with some sub-5:00 stuff for the first time in 6 weeks.

Usual 2-mile commute walking, except today it was more like snow-shoeing. Not a ton of snow, but it is very wet and heavy.

Waiting for my scale to tell me I am thin and pretty.

Saucony A5 Miles: 7.70
Weight: 0.00
Comments
From Matt Schreiber on Sat, Dec 14, 2013 at 22:17:26 from 66.17.102.185

Sounds like fun getting in the fast stuff! Nice week.

From Jason D on Sat, Dec 14, 2013 at 22:41:42 from 24.1.80.94

A long way from running 4:20 pace strides on the road, but it was nice to get the legs turning. Felt good to pound the mill a bit!

Basically I am going with what the heart rate says and let that dictate pace for most easy stuff for now. But, yeah, 55 miles this week was more than I planned. I can count the number of sub-60 mile weeks this year on both hands I am guessing, but after not being able to walk, this is very good progress.

From Jason D on Sat, Dec 14, 2013 at 22:45:10 from 24.1.80.94

Ok...12 weeks but 8 weeks due to injury from the last few weeks. It's been a great year. If I try to say otherwise feel free to cyber-clap me :)

From SlowJoe on Sun, Dec 15, 2013 at 08:57:33 from 166.147.72.26

Strides are always a good thing when you can knock out a few, nice run. Good to see the mileage creeping back up

From Jason D on Sun, Dec 15, 2013 at 12:55:07 from 24.1.80.94

I put in more than I intended. Trying to raise it up to about 50-60 for the next few weeks, then 65-70 for the start of the year and incremental after that.

I've done a few small things that help. I notice that my heart rate is getting better every run and that it recovers more quickly at the end of runs. The little things I guess.

From Matt Schreiber on Sun, Dec 15, 2013 at 21:42:43 from 66.17.102.185

Results are fun to see. Especially when they happen that quick (w/ your HR).

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