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Indianapolis Polar Bear 5 Mile

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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:

List of Possible 2020 Races

March 15: Waterloo Grit and Gravel 32 Mile Gravel Race

March 28: Dirty 30 Gravel Race

April 4: Lowell Spring Classic 33 Mile

April 18: Barry Roubaix 36-Mile Gravel Race

May 02: Black Fork Gravel Grinder 54 Mile

May 30: Hellkat 50 Gravel Race

June 20: Cow Pie Classic 33-Mile Gravel Race

July 26: The Divide 34-Mile Gravel Race

FALL

Sept 13: Uncle John's Dirty Ride 56-Mile Gravel Race

Sept: Michigan Mountain Mayhem 40-Mile Gravel Race

Oct 31: Lowell Classic Gravel Race 32 Mile

 

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: 12.30 Month: 123.40 Year: 123.40
Newton Flat 5 Lifetime Miles: 198.50
Saucony A6 Lifetime Miles: 221.96
Miles With Megan Lifetime Miles: 603.95
Nike Zoom Streak LT2 White/Orange Lifetime Miles: 189.95
Saucony Kinvara 7 Lifetime Miles: 443.70
Altra Escalante Lifetime Miles: 555.65
Altra One V3 Blue Lifetime Miles: 415.00
Altra One V3 Blue 2 Lifetime Miles: 413.30
Specialized Diverge Pro Lifetime Miles: 2297.75
Saucony ISO Freedom Lifetime Miles: 727.45
Saucony ISO Freedom Black/Green Lifetime Miles: 465.90
Saucony Kinvara 5 Blue (Vault) Lifetime Miles: 740.87
Saucony Kinvara 5 Teal (Vault) Lifetime Miles: 730.60
Cross Training Minutes 2019 Lifetime Miles: 7560.80
Saucony Kinvara 6 Lifetime Miles: 469.00
Saucony Kinvara 5 Blue (Vault Shoe) II Lifetime Miles: 230.20
Saucony Kinvara 5 Viziglow Lifetime Miles: 165.45
Wahoo Kickr Lifetime Miles: 9.00
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
62.672.225.540.0070.43
Saucony Kinvara Miles: 13.20Newton Trainers Miles: 7.30Newton Trainers 3 Miles: 20.55Saucony Fastwitch Miles: 6.50Newton Trainer 5 Miles: 5.50Newton MV2 (Black) Miles: 12.38Newton Trainer 4 Miles: 5.00
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
6.700.000.000.006.70

Had a travel glitch, so I took the train back to Megan's. Fine with me. Decided to hop on the treadmill. Good run. Fell into a rhythm. Did some pickups toward the end. 6.7 miles, averaged 7:37

Saucony Kinvara Miles: 6.70
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
7.300.000.000.007.30

North side - 7.3 miles, averaged 7:54

Newton Trainers Miles: 7.30
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
12.251.000.000.0013.25

Loop around the south side - 13.25 miles, averaged 7:40. A few a slowish marathon pace miles, but I am calling them easy since the effort felt fine. Mile 13 was 7:13. A few more races and I will adjust my MP range I guess.

Newton Trainers 3 Miles: 13.25
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
13.000.000.000.0013.00

AM: North side - 6.5 miles, averaged 8:23. Chilly 9 degrees. Warmer weather isn't far away, and 9 degree isn't as bad as it could be.

PM: 9th street to Heritage Trail out and back - 6.5 miles, averaged 8:08

Saucony Kinvara Miles: 6.50Saucony Fastwitch Miles: 6.50
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
5.500.000.000.005.50

AM: North side - 5.5 miles, averaged 8:41

PM: Off. Tried to knock out this cold with a long nap. Foot/ankle issue not bad this morning. I think it is my peroneal tendon (left foot this time).

Newton Trainer 5 Miles: 5.50
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
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Cold is better, but my foot was playing up pretty good this morning on the way to campus. Likely won't be racing in the morning if it continues. I'll see how the run this afternoon goes.

North side - 7.3 miles, averaged 7:49. Slushy. Deep puddles. Foot was fine. I think the magic running ooze is testing me and keeping me humble. A few picks up race pace. .25 @ 6:02 and .29 at 6:01. A few shorter, unmeasured pickups earlier in the run.

Plan is to get it heck in the morning (and likely complain about my foot in my race report).

Newton Trainers 3 Miles: 7.30
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Race: Indianapolis Polar Bear 5 Mile (5 Miles) 00:30:27, Place overall: 11, Place in age division: 2
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
12.380.005.000.0017.38

Goal today was to break 30:30= A, 30:15=A+, 30:00=A++. I have had an annoying cold all week, so I wasn't sure how my body would respond. Resting heart rate has been up a bit (in training it is normally 38-42, but it's been 45-47). 3.6 mile warm up with 1 mile moderate and some strides. Watched the lead guy come in for the 3 mile race (16 something). He also ran the 5. A bit of traffic at the start since there really wasn't any sort of corral.

Mile 1: 6:02. Effort felt good. Easier than 5k effort (should be right?). I ran with a few guys for a while, and went under an major overpass that spiked my Garmin nicely. Not sure if this was the mile with the hill or not, but the old watch read 6:24 for Mile 2, which I think was off on my watch (mile 1 was perfectly in time). I wasn't happy about that one because I didn't think I slowed down that much. Effort can be deceiving, but 20 seconds when you aren't half crazy at mile 24 of a marathon? Mile 3 had a nice downhill for the last .10-.20 so I hit that one in 5:59. I have 18:25-18:30 for my 3-mile split, but I got a time from someone with a stopwatch of 18:17 or :18 I think.

Miles 2-3 my left glute wasn't firing. Kind of like picking your fallen-asleep arm up in the middle of the night because it doesn't work on it's own.

Dropped a few guys after mile 3 or so. Mile 4: 6:05. Mile 5: 6:08. Passed someone here, but I couldn't catch the 2nd place woman as I thought I might. I chastised a cop for letting a second car go just as I was entering the intersection. I pretended to slap the car's bumper just to show how close I was. Of course, it wasn't their fault I almost t-boned them.

30:27 on my watch and 30:27 for the final time. 3.78 mile cool down.

Granola and almond pancakes again. I was pretty hungry after not eating anything this morning.

Today's recurring lesson. I love my Garmin, but I hate my Garmin. When I live in a respectable community with marked trails/pathways I will practice my interval efforts with a basic Timex.

Try to get out this afternoon to see how the old foot is faring.

PM: 5 miles, averaged 8:01. Bless you, my little peroneal tendon.

 


Newton MV2 (Black) Miles: 12.38Newton Trainer 4 Miles: 5.00
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
62.672.225.540.0070.43
Saucony Kinvara Miles: 13.20Newton Trainers Miles: 7.30Newton Trainers 3 Miles: 20.55Saucony Fastwitch Miles: 6.50Newton Trainer 5 Miles: 5.50Newton MV2 (Black) Miles: 12.38Newton Trainer 4 Miles: 5.00
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