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August 22, 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

November 23: Regal Beagle 50k

Gravel Races

September 8: Johns Dirty Ride 56 Mile

October 26: Lowell 50


September 7: Alma Grand Prix

September 22: Big Bad Wolf

October 12: Detroit Cx Invitational

November 16: Bloomer Cx

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: 40.23 Month: 229.33 Year: 2596.33
Newton Flat 5 Lifetime Miles: 198.50
Saucony A6 Lifetime Miles: 221.96
Miles With Megan Lifetime Miles: 531.20
Nike Zoom Streak LT2 White/Orange Lifetime Miles: 189.95
Saucony Kinvara 7 Lifetime Miles: 412.80
Altra Escalante Lifetime Miles: 545.35
Altra One V3 Blue Lifetime Miles: 400.60
Altra One V3 Blue 2 Lifetime Miles: 388.50
Specialized Diverge Pro Lifetime Miles: 1557.30
Saucony ISO Freedom Lifetime Miles: 587.20
Saucony ISO Freedom Black/Green Lifetime Miles: 315.80
Saucony Kinvara 5 Blue (Vault) Lifetime Miles: 705.67
Saucony Kinvara 5 Teal (Vault) Lifetime Miles: 649.70
Cross Training Minutes 2019 Lifetime Miles: 4550.00
Saucony Kinvara 6 Lifetime Miles: 143.80
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance

North side - 8 miles, averaged 7:56.

A few 7:30s in there. I much prefer them when they aren't forced and just happen (felt like I was running around 8:15-8:20 overall). Yesterday was just too fast for proper recovery. I did do ~.25 at goal marathon pace to make sure my shoes are firm enough to my liking. They feel good. A much lighter, plyable upper drops some weight so I don't think I will run in flats (even though I have been doing long run workouts in them).

Another recovery day, an aerobic tempo to keep sharp, and then pretty much easy with a pretty decent dropoff Thursday and Friday. Cutback/race week. Should be below 80 for the week. Mileage was up a bit this week. I don't expect to hit that high again this buildup. Continue to hold steady at 85-88. I think that's my Goldilocks mileage zone.


I am often inspired by older runners on the blog (that is, barely older and also a few decades older), but this young gent is something to see. Running really hard and also, from what I can tell, racing REALLY well., and just pouring it on through the closing laps. Congrats to Connor.

Newton Distance Elite Miles: 8.00
Weight: 171.00
From Matt Schreiber on Sat, Mar 15, 2014 at 22:33:02 from

Solid plan for the week. You're looking pretty race ready. Confidence should be high!

From Jason D on Sat, Mar 15, 2014 at 22:50:23 from

I feel good, Matt. I am pretty sure I can run close to what I ran for the 10k 2 weeks ago. I ran a 20+ w/ 10 tempo and three days rest and at the end of a 85-mile week, so with a recovery week and cut back I should be running well.

From RileyCook on Sat, Mar 15, 2014 at 23:50:53 from

Nice week!

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