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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: 60.00 Month: 225.00 Year: 1341.55
Miles With Megan Lifetime Miles: 453.60
Nike Zoom Streak LT2 White/Orange Lifetime Miles: 189.95
Altra Escalante Lifetime Miles: 514.05
Altra One V3 Blue Lifetime Miles: 283.60
Altra One V3 Blue 2 Lifetime Miles: 362.60
Specialized Diverge Pro Lifetime Miles: 538.40
Saucony ISO Freedom Lifetime Miles: 404.50
Saucony ISO Freedom Black/Green Lifetime Miles: 218.10
Saucony Kinvara 5 Blue (Vault) Lifetime Miles: 596.62
Saucony Kinvara 5 Teal (Vault) Lifetime Miles: 434.95
Cross Training Minutes 2019 Lifetime Miles: 959.00
Saucony Kinvara 6 Lifetime Miles: 22.00
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
24.900.505.000.3030.70
Saucony Kinvara Miles: 5.00Newton Trainer 5 Miles: 10.25Newton Trainers 3 Miles: 7.25Newton Trainer 4 Miles: 8.20
Weight: 0.00
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
3.450.500.750.305.00

Treadmill at hotel - 5 miles, averaged 7:53

I think this is my second time on a treadmill. They are workable but I couldn't be on one all the time (I guess everyone says that). I played with the speeds a bit to clear out my cold.

After 2 days off, a few weeks of base building, and some time spent with my girlfriend Megan, it's time to get down to business. 16 weeks to Carmel and 20 to Sugarloaf. Need to get my weight down. Increased mileage and back to doubles several days a week should take care of that.

Saucony Kinvara Miles: 5.00
Weight: 0.00
Comments(3)
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
6.000.004.250.0010.25

10.25 miles, averaged 7:25 w/ 4.25 @ half marathon effort to a touch faster. Warmed up 2 miles, then started a AT tempo but decided to drop the pace a bit after the first few hundredths, so the first mile was slow, but sensible. Second mile was icy/snowy/twisty. 6:44, 6:51, 6:35, 6:29, 1:38.5 (6:28) average 6:39/40. A bit slow due to the second mile, but I feel okay about the last 2.25 given that my throat pretty much hates me right now.

I think this my first sub-20 degree tightless run. I am trying to learn Joe's toughness, and given that I have more insulation this shouldn't be a problem, but I think I find my tight-wearing threshold (sunny, 20, and calm).

Newton Trainer 5 Miles: 10.25
Weight: 0.00
Comments(6)
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
7.250.000.000.007.25

North side - 7.25 miles easy, averaged 8:29

Not feeling much better today, but the easy run felt quite good.

Newton Trainers 3 Miles: 7.25
Weight: 0.00
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
8.200.000.000.008.20

Vinton Woods - 8.2 miles, averaged 8:33

Newton Trainer 4 Miles: 8.20
Weight: 0.00
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
0.000.000.000.000.00

Not a great week to start 2013, but I'm giving this bug some more time. I can't tell if the running is helping or hurting, but breathing after an easy run is a bit uncomfortable. Should be back into 60ish miles this week to start building things back up. Back to my regular schedule for work and school will help.

Weight: 0.00
Comments(2)
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
24.900.505.000.3030.70
Saucony Kinvara Miles: 5.00Newton Trainer 5 Miles: 10.25Newton Trainers 3 Miles: 7.25Newton Trainer 4 Miles: 8.20
Weight: 0.00
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