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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

March 24: Ann Arbor Half Marathon

April 28: Glass City Marathon

July: Pure Detroit 5k

August 3: Beach to Beacon

September 22: Brooksie Way 10k

October 20: Detroit International Half

Gravel Races

March 16: Waterloo Grit and Gravel 32 Mile

March 30: Dirty 30

April 13: Barry Roubaix 36 Mile

July 28: The Divide 34 Mile

September 8: Johns Dirty Ride 56 Mile

September 28: Michigan Moutain Mayhem 40 Mile

Cyclocross

September 7: Alma CX

September 15: Big Bad Wolf

October 12: Beer City Growler

October 26: Bloomer CX

November 24: Detroit Invitational

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: 27.70 Month: 131.10 Year: 3294.34
Miles With Megan Lifetime Miles: 416.80
Nike Zoom Streak LT2 White/Orange Lifetime Miles: 189.95
Cross Training Minutes 2018 Lifetime Miles: 4094.80
Altra One 2.5 Black Lifetime Miles: 498.85
Altra Escalante Lifetime Miles: 368.05
Altra One V3 Blue Lifetime Miles: 187.10
Altra One V3 Blue 2 Lifetime Miles: 272.30
Specialized Diverge Pro Lifetime Miles: 314.40
Saucony ISO Freedom Lifetime Miles: 129.60
Saucony ISO Freedom Black/Green Lifetime Miles: 77.30
Saucony Kinvara 5 Blue (Vault) Lifetime Miles: 167.22
Saucony Kinvara 5 Teal (Vault) Lifetime Miles: 111.80
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
55.646.008.000.3670.00
Loose Dogs Miles: 1.00Newton Trainer 5 Miles: 22.56Newton Trainers 3 Miles: 6.75Newton Trainer 4 Miles: 11.20Saucony Kinvara Miles: 15.29Newton MV2 Miles: 14.20
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
14.250.000.000.0014.25

North side loop then long version of Jefferson High loop - 14.25 miles, averaged 8:02

Miserable run. No energy. Stopped and walked the last 1.5-2 miles and couldn't breathe. I guess I shouldn't be surprised with my lack of energy with this cold or whatever it is.

Loose Dogs Miles: 1.00Newton Trainer 5 Miles: 14.25
Weight: 0.00
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
6.750.000.000.006.75

9th Street to Heritage Trail out and back - 6.75 miles, averaged 8:21

Newton Trainers 3 Miles: 6.75
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
3.206.002.000.0011.20

Jason's mucus buster tempo (sexy, right?). Ran down 231 and back for most of the run - 11.2 miles, averaged 7:13 w/ 8-mile fast finish tempo. Splits 7:20, 7:03, 7:03, 6:49, 6:50, 6:53, 6:27, 6:33. 3.2 between warm up and cool down.

A beautiful day. 40 and mostly sunny. Pleased to be hitting lower 6 minute range after 8 miles this early (15 weeks to my target half and 19 to my next marathon) and just recovering from my first sickness is two years.

Newton Trainer 4 Miles: 11.20
Weight: 0.00
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
7.880.000.000.368.24

9th out and back to Canal and up Union - 7.61 miles, averaged 8:14 + 6 x 100m strides

48 degrees and sunny in a short-sleeved shirt and shorts. 50s in the next few days then the cold is back, but nothing serious.

Saucony Kinvara Miles: 8.24
Weight: 0.00
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
8.310.000.000.008.31

South side, just tooling around - 8.31 miles, averaged 7:54

Feeling like a runner again, most especially when townies walking around downtown say "you go boy" and appear to mean it. I gave the guy a nod and a slayer and moved on.

Newton Trainer 5 Miles: 8.31
Weight: 0.00
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
8.200.006.000.0014.20

3.1 miles to Courtland area, drills, and strides, then 8 x 1200 @ LT w/ 400 recovery (they were actually standard measurement, but more digits and fewer decimals make it look harder :)). There was a good bit of wind, so I figured getting down to 6:18-6:20 or faster wouldn't do me any good, so I planned on 4:45-4:50 (6:20-6:28) would be fine and even 6:30 would still be fine into the wind. Ended up scattered with paces, but I guess the terrain varies just a touch: 6:24 (4:48.0), 6:26 (4:49.4), 6:23 (4:46.9), 6:24 (4:48.3), 6:29 (4:51.8), 6:26 (4:49.2), 6:24 (4:47.8), 6:20 (4:45.1). Averaged 4:48.3 or 6:24.

3.35 mile cool down. Beautiful day for the 11th of January. 54 and Sunny even at 5:33 PM

Throat was a bit dry and swollen, but I made it through. Effort was comfortably to moderately hard. End of last two repeats were quite hard as would be expected. Last fall this would have been about 15k pace or a touch faster I think, so I am pleased with being here at the start of this cycle since I know it will drop. 

Newton MV2 Miles: 14.20
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
7.050.000.000.007.05

Out and back on 9th, out and back on the Heritage trail, and back - 7.05 miles, averaged 8:32

Saucony Kinvara Miles: 7.05
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
55.646.008.000.3670.00
Loose Dogs Miles: 1.00Newton Trainer 5 Miles: 22.56Newton Trainers 3 Miles: 6.75Newton Trainer 4 Miles: 11.20Saucony Kinvara Miles: 15.29Newton MV2 Miles: 14.20
Weight: 0.00
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