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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
39.404.000.000.0043.40
Saucony Kinvara Miles: 3.50Saucony A5 Miles: 9.50Saucony Kinvara 2 Miles: 15.40Saucony Kinvara 4 Miles: 7.75Saucony Kinvara 2 (2) Miles: 7.25
Weight: 0.00
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
3.500.000.000.003.50

No run again today. -13 with a -40 wind chill. I think that crosses the threshold. Gym was closed.

Need to get in shape. Starting to think Boston might be a training run and run Sugarloaf again.

I shaved my beard and gained 5 more lbs.

In cheerier news, I offer the key to a successful smoothie. An avocado.

Some strength work later. Might run in circles in the basement. I once heard that Nelson Mandela used to run the equivalent of 5 miles in his cell. I guess the rest of us can work around our own obstacles.

PM: 40 minutes of jogging in circles in the basement, drills, weights, planks. About an 65 minutes total. Managed to average 149 BMP, which is testament to neither the speed of the jogging nor the size of my basement. Still, 40 minutes of aerobic jogging is better than crying into this giant salad topped with smoked salmon.

Saucony Kinvara Miles: 3.50
Weight: 0.00
Comments(5)
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
5.504.000.000.009.50

Noon: Newtone - 9.5 miles. 2 up, 4 @ high AT, 3.5 down.

I brought my waterproof iPod back to life last night. I dunked it in water. Huh. Who knew?

Evening: 25-30 minutes of stretching, hips, and glutes. I generally don't put down my strength training stuff on my entries, but I also don't track it anywhere else.

Saucony A5 Miles: 9.50
Weight: 0.00
Comments(2)
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
7.400.000.000.007.40

Newtone - 7.4 miles easy

Got a secondary hip and quad workout walking back in the snow. Sidewalks are impossible.

PM: Core work and stretching

Saucony Kinvara 2 Miles: 7.40
Weight: 0.00
Comments(1)
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
7.750.000.000.007.75

Newtone - 7.75 miles. Felt good. Well, that is until I was leaving and saw a very pregnant woman spotting some bro lifting with an extremely arch and jerky back.

Evening: Hips and basic stretching. Myrtle turtle.

Saucony Kinvara 4 Miles: 7.75
Weight: 0.00
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
7.250.000.000.007.25

North side - 7.25 land miles, averaged 7:48.

Felt like a runner today for the first time since October 25. Slushy, 40 degrees. Raining the last 2 miles.

Evening: core and stretching

Saucony Kinvara 2 (2) Miles: 7.25
Weight: 0.00
Comments(2)
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
8.000.000.000.008.00

Jefferson High School - 8 miles, averaged 7:41. Set of pushups before and after.

Did a WHATEVER Fartlek (what the Fartlek?). I guess it's a traditional fartlek where you run random distances and paces as the mood strikes you. Threw in some strides too. 1 x Riley stide at 4:24 pace. According to the very reliableness of the Garmin at distances that short I broke 4:00 peak pace for the first time ever @ 3:52. In any event I felt in control keeping my feet under me.

Might be time to give my training parter Brandon a call. I think if he doesn't run 6:40s out of the gate I can hang on until my fitness improves and weight drops.

Saucony Kinvara 2 Miles: 8.00
Weight: 0.00
Comments(2)
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
39.404.000.000.0043.40
Saucony Kinvara Miles: 3.50Saucony A5 Miles: 9.50Saucony Kinvara 2 Miles: 15.40Saucony Kinvara 4 Miles: 7.75Saucony Kinvara 2 (2) Miles: 7.25
Weight: 0.00
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