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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 Racing Schedule 2018

July 15: Pure Detroit 5k

August 4: Beach to Beacon 10k

September 23: Brooksie 10k

October 21: Detroit International Half Marathon

Gravel Bike/Cyclocross Races 2018

September 9: Uncle John’s Dirty Ride 24 Mile (Nope. Cracked frame.)

October 27: Bloomer Park Cyclocross Race

November 11: Mad Anthony Cyclocross Race

December 1: Le Frost Cross Cyclocross Race

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: 53.60 Month: 245.15 Year: 2304.21
Miles With Megan Lifetime Miles: 387.80
Nike Zoom Streak LT2 White/Orange Lifetime Miles: 150.25
Nike Pegasus Lifetime Miles: 265.25
Brooks Launch 3 Red Lifetime Miles: 71.90
Cross Training Minutes 2018 Lifetime Miles: 3130.00
Altra One 2.5 Lifetime Miles: 530.75
Altra One 2.5 Black Lifetime Miles: 386.55
Altra Escalante Lifetime Miles: 273.10
Altra One V3 Blue Lifetime Miles: 152.70
Altra One V3 Blue 2 Lifetime Miles: 135.30
Specialized Diverge Pro Lifetime Miles: 37.20
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
45.858.000.000.0053.85
Saucony ISO Triumph Miles: 21.30Kinvara 5 White/Black Miles: 11.30New Balance Zante Miles: 14.00Saucony Ride 7 Miles: 7.25
Weight: 0.00
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
0.000.000.000.000.00

Nothing. Travel day and I didn't feel like running on the treadmill.

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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
11.000.000.000.0011.00

PM: 11+ miles easy. Accidentaly turned my GPS off but the watch was within ~.4

Cold, windy, but sunny. Back in Philadelphia. Time to get my head on straight (pretty typical holiday nonsense for me).

Saucony ISO Triumph Miles: 11.00
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
11.300.000.000.0011.30

PM: 11.3 miles

Kinvara 5 White/Black Miles: 11.30
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
6.008.000.000.0014.00

PM: Flourtown Tempo Loop - 14 miles, averaged 7:11

Did an impromptu aerobic builder. Felt pretty decent overall even with this crappy cold.

Warmed up a bit over 3 miles then did 8 miles steady in 52:04 (6:30 average)

6:31, 6:29, 6:26, 6:30, 6:31, 6:30, 6:35, 6:28

Cooled down to 14 miles.

A little tired in the last two tempo miles but the cold is draining me and I am still deydrated from the holidays. It was nice to run somewhat fast. Very hungry and thirsty when I got back.

New Balance Zante Miles: 14.00
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
10.300.000.000.0010.30

PM: 10.3 miles easy.

As I was working on my syllabi last night (avoiding them), I remembered that I didn't do an end of year recap. It's mostly numbers and random, unconnected thoughts.

Total Miles: 3948 (a PR by 300+ miles)

Hours: 544:45 (from Strava)

Avg pace: 8:18

Easy/Quality: 89%/11%

Races: 18 (a PR)

5 PRs (mile, 5k, 10k, half, marathon). Some 10 mile and 15k PRs enroute but no actual splits I don't think.

I had some really good workouts as well. I was able to get 6 mile repeats under 5:40 pace (I think my best was maybe 5:45 before that). I was able to get my 8-10 mile tempos under 6:20 pace for the first time ever. I logged more miles with Megan, and spent a lot more time on the trails. I've also run with more people than I ever have. I need to do that more.

Goals for 2016? Set PRs at all distances maybe. Try to maintain the balance of fun/drive in running that helps me in other areas of my life without being too running focused. Try not to buy too many shoes :-)

Cheers.

Saucony ISO Triumph Miles: 10.30
Weight: 0.00
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Off.

My cold I've had for almost two weeks went south. I always run when I am sick, but I think it is hurting me in this case. So much for getting any sense of fitness in January. Looking like Broad Street might be my key race. I am not planning on racing that much due to financial and time constraints but I'd like something to look forward to.

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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
7.250.000.000.007.25

PM: 7.25 miles. It felt terrible. Probably going to take another 2-3 days off.

Saucony Ride 7 Miles: 7.25
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
45.858.000.000.0053.85
Saucony ISO Triumph Miles: 21.30Kinvara 5 White/Black Miles: 11.30New Balance Zante Miles: 14.00Saucony Ride 7 Miles: 7.25
Weight: 0.00
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