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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: 12.70 Month: 116.10 Year: 3279.34
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: 359.75
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: 70.50
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
65.456.007.000.0078.45
Newton Trainers 3 Miles: 12.50Saucony Fastwitch Miles: 22.50Saucony Kinvara Miles: 9.45Newton Trainer 5 Miles: 8.00Newton (Marathon Workout) Miles: 19.00Newton Trainer 4 Miles: 7.00
Weight: 0.00
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
13.000.000.000.0013.00

AM: 9th street out and back - 7.5 miles, averaged 8:10

PM: South side - 5.5 miles, averaged 8:01

Newton Trainers 3 Miles: 7.50Saucony Fastwitch Miles: 5.50
Weight: 0.00
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
13.250.000.000.0013.25

AM (barely): Salisbury and Happy Hollow - 8 miles, averaged 7:51

PM: North side - 5.25 miles, averaged 8:01

Signed up for Philadelphia RnR last. Never done one of their events. Pretty spendy, but the timing is good and I can go see Megan.

Decided to rent a car in Vegas and do a loop of Scenic Drive in Red Rock Canyon, probably Thursday (on foot that is, not in the rental car).

Saucony Kinvara Miles: 5.25Newton Trainer 5 Miles: 8.00
Weight: 0.00
Comments(4)
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
17.204.002.000.0023.20

AM: 231 out and back - 19 miles, averaged 7:28 w/ a few MP miles coming back down the hills. Threw in some faster miles at 14 & 15 (6:32; 6:18) then ran home. Guess there was another MP in there at 17 (7:12), but it didn't feel like it. I was pretty tired at that point and didn't have much sense of pace.

A gel would have helped, but I'm not taking any until my final, big workout. I do remember sleep-eating a banana at 2 or so this morning. 

PM: 4.2 miles, averaged 8:28

Newton (Marathon Workout) Miles: 19.00Saucony Kinvara Miles: 4.20
Weight: 0.00
Comments(4)
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
5.000.000.000.005.00

North side - 5 miles, averaged 9:13. 9-minute guy must have been throwing down some 7s

After a crappy day yesterday (great running day though), I'm headed to Vegas, where I never thought I would go.

Newton Trainers 3 Miles: 5.00
Weight: 0.00
Comments(7)
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
8.000.002.000.0010.00

Vegas Strip and wandering -10 miles, averaged 7:45 w/ 2-mile tempo (6:25, 6:38)

Vegas is exactly as I expected: intriguing and depressing.

Saucony Fastwitch Miles: 10.00
Weight: 0.00
Comments(1)
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
2.002.003.000.007.00

No run yet today after a late night with some friends. Got a good rocky/bouldery hike in yesterday. Topography is very different than New England. Managed to get up and registered for Beach to Beacon. Registration filled in 4:58 (a pace time that took 14th overall last year).

PM: 7 miles in 49:37. w/ 3 @ 6:30 and @ 2 @ 7:00

Everything stays in Vegas except the calories :) oh well.

Saucony Fastwitch Miles: 7.00
Weight: 0.00
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
7.000.000.000.007.00

Back in Lafayette. North side - 7 dark, easy miles, averaged 8:23

Newton Trainer 4 Miles: 7.00
Weight: 0.00
Comments(4)
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
65.456.007.000.0078.45
Newton Trainers 3 Miles: 12.50Saucony Fastwitch Miles: 22.50Saucony Kinvara Miles: 9.45Newton Trainer 5 Miles: 8.00Newton (Marathon Workout) Miles: 19.00Newton Trainer 4 Miles: 7.00
Weight: 0.00
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