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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: 69.00 Month: 150.00 Year: 1266.55
Miles With Megan Lifetime Miles: 449.60
Nike Zoom Streak LT2 White/Orange Lifetime Miles: 189.95
Altra Escalante Lifetime Miles: 514.05
Altra One V3 Blue Lifetime Miles: 275.30
Altra One V3 Blue 2 Lifetime Miles: 362.60
Specialized Diverge Pro Lifetime Miles: 538.40
Saucony ISO Freedom Lifetime Miles: 387.90
Saucony ISO Freedom Black/Green Lifetime Miles: 205.80
Saucony Kinvara 5 Blue (Vault) Lifetime Miles: 583.02
Saucony Kinvara 5 Teal (Vault) Lifetime Miles: 415.45
Cross Training Minutes 2019 Lifetime Miles: 959.00
Saucony Kinvara 6 Lifetime Miles: 17.30
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
72.1018.000.000.0090.10
Saucony ISO Freedom Black/Green Miles: 15.80Saucony ISO Freedom Miles: 14.50Saucony Kinvara 5 Blue (Vault) Miles: 10.20Saucony Kinvara 5 Teal (Vault) Miles: 37.40Miles With Megan Miles: 4.00Saucony Kinvara 6 Miles: 4.00Altra Escalante Miles: 8.20
Weight: 174.82
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
9.500.000.000.009.50

Lunch: 9.5 miles, averaged 9:56. HR 125.

Felt like crap. Impending depression I think. Ate like crap today. Went to the skatepark on my BMX bike I got last summer. Felt dumb and old. The last time I went this summer I had a blast. 

Meant to go out as typical/planned but was in bed a bit and got 3 inches of snow. Hoping for a big week (110-115) this week.  We are on break, but I am not feeling breaky yet. Just need to breathe.

PM: Off.

Saucony ISO Freedom Black/Green Miles: 9.50
Weight: 178.00
Comments(1)
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
14.500.000.000.0014.50

Lunch: 4.3 miles, averaged 10:02. HR 126.

Roads were in decent shape after the snow fall. Most sidewalks are buried. Didn't leave enough time before our tax appointment, which ended with some solid financial news (a sizable refund).

Took a long nap when I got home. Going back out now. Some serious vacation weight bloat going on. Who can add 7-8 lbs in 2-3 days?

PM: 10.2 miles, averaged 9:50. HR 126.

Slippery in places. Felt like crap, but better toward the end.

Saucony ISO Freedom Miles: 4.30Saucony Kinvara 5 Blue (Vault) Miles: 10.20
Weight: 179.50
Comments(1)
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
0.000.000.000.000.00

AM: Off.

PM: Off.

Slept late. Spent the early afternoon sleeping and reading in bed. Lots of nice sunshine, but I couldn't get out the door. Very low evergy and drive. Will try tomorrow. I can usually run when I feel lousy and it helps, but couldn't do it today.

Weight: 0.00
Comments(3)
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
14.400.000.000.0014.40

AM: Off. Slept late. Didn’t feel great. Better than yesterday.

PM: 14.4 miles, averaged 9:00. HR 142.

HR elevated. Had a good run overall. Feeling better, but mornings are always the real test.

Saucony Kinvara 5 Teal (Vault) Miles: 14.40
Weight: 174.00
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
14.200.000.000.0014.20

PM: 10.2 miles, averaged 9:07. HR 135.

PM 2: 4 miles w/ Megan, averaged 9:59. HR 123.

Other than a sizable hangover I am feeling a bit better I think. Comes in waves. We had a nice meal last night with colleagues.

Broke in a "new" pair of Kinvara 6s. Until this point this was the only Kinvara from 2-7 that I hadn't run it. It's pretty similar to the Kinvara 5, which is not at all disappointing.

Late: AIS, PT, and pushups

Miles With Megan Miles: 4.00Saucony ISO Freedom Miles: 10.20Saucony Kinvara 6 Miles: 4.00
Weight: 173.40
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
5.0018.000.000.0023.00

PM: 23 miles, averaged 7:18. HR 164.

18-Mile Moderate Tempo

A little longer than last week. I did not feel as good though and I felt it on the cool down, unlike last week when 8' pace on the cool down felt like I was walking. I suspect the higher effort was due to dehydration from break.

Honestly the miles were neither "easy" nor precisely "moderate." They were basically marathon effort according to my HR monitor. However, any time I run at marathon effort for 8-10 miles it feels harder than this. Generally you cannot sustain such an effort for 18 miles. Either way, I survived and got the physical and mental stimulus (the idea of the workout is really to simulate the long grind of the marathon without running the race during a workout). This one is more or less a Kenyan staple, though they do 30k because they work in kilometers.

Averaged about 6:54 with splits starting at 7:13 and dropping into the low 6:40s.

3 up/2 down

Felt pretty worked over after. Legs were pretty smoked. All the fast portions were on 98% concrete.

Saucony Kinvara 5 Teal (Vault) Miles: 23.00
Weight: 173.60
Comments(1)
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
14.500.000.000.0014.50

Lunch: 8.2 miles, averaged 10:32. HR 127.

PM: 6.3 miles, averaged 10:16. HR 125.

Altra Escalante Miles: 8.20Saucony ISO Freedom Black/Green Miles: 6.30
Weight: 170.40
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
72.1018.000.000.0090.10
Saucony ISO Freedom Black/Green Miles: 15.80Saucony ISO Freedom Miles: 14.50Saucony Kinvara 5 Blue (Vault) Miles: 10.20Saucony Kinvara 5 Teal (Vault) Miles: 37.40Miles With Megan Miles: 4.00Saucony Kinvara 6 Miles: 4.00Altra Escalante Miles: 8.20
Weight: 174.82
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