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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
64.1310.008.000.1282.25
Saucony Fastwitch Miles: 8.00Newton Racers Miles: 4.25Newton Trainer 4 Miles: 7.00Newton Trainers 2 Miles: 11.30Newton Trainers 3 Miles: 18.70Saucony A5 Miles: 13.00Saucony Kinvara Miles: 4.00Newton MV2 (Black) Miles: 16.00
Weight: 0.00
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
8.000.000.000.008.00

Prophet's Town S.P. - 8 miles, averaged 8:01. Ran with Jim and Brandon. Hoping this will be a regular thing. With more friends leaving this summer it might be the only way I survive the next year. Great to run with people as I do all of my running solo. 

Saucony Fastwitch Miles: 8.00
Weight: 0.00
Comments(4)
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
10.251.000.000.0011.25

Lunch: North side - 4.25 miles, averaged 7:35. Didn't have much time. Recently resurrected my first pair of Newton racers with some shoe goo. Wonderfully toxic product, but it works like a charm.

PM: South side - 7 miles, averaged 7:10. Stopped to feed a critter for my friend. Ran too fast because I was pretty caffeinated and fuming because a jerk interrupted my talk at a roundtable discussion (a professor I might add). Angry running isn't good, but I was shirtless and sweaty and saw LOTS (relatively speaking) of people out running. Felt like a million bucks after. Now if I just had a BAM BAR for dessert . . .

Newton Racers Miles: 4.25Newton Trainer 4 Miles: 7.00
Weight: 0.00
Comments(5)
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
14.000.000.000.0014.00

AM: North side - 7.3 miles, averaged 8:15. 55 or so, but humid. Felt pretty tired. Kept the pace recovery style until the last mile. 

PM: South side - 6.8 miles, averaged 7:36. Check on my friend's cat. Did some strides on the way home.

Newton Trainers 2 Miles: 7.30Newton Trainers 3 Miles: 6.70
Weight: 0.00
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
8.009.000.000.0017.00

Lunch: After getting a good amount of sleep last night I feel pretty good. Tired, but less so. 13 miles, averaged 6:57. 2 mile warmup during which it start to pour pretty nicely (70 degrees with 70 % humidity to start). Then 9-mile AT tempo in 59:56 (average 6:39.6)

Splits: 6:42, 6:38, 6:46, 6:42, 6:36, 6:32 (very downhill, last .25 or so), 6:44, 6:45, 6:32 

Cooled down 2 miles.

It poured the first 3 miles or so, leaving giant puddles and me with heavy clothes, but I had fun.

Evening: 4 miles easy, averaged 8:11. 50s and cool. Bit windy. Quite a change from earlier.

Newton Trainers 2 Miles: 4.00Saucony A5 Miles: 13.00
Weight: 0.00
Comments(4)
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
7.000.000.000.007.00

North side - 7 miles, averaged 7:57. Did a few strides. 

Newton Trainers 3 Miles: 7.00
Weight: 0.00
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
11.880.008.000.1220.00

AM: Hanson Brothers' Half Marathon Workout (Jason's Modification). I did this workout last year, but I did it 3 weeks out from my half (I figured it was the same logic as the marathon. I've gotten a lot faster and wiser since then I think). This year I changed it to the metric half marathon, which basically takes the base HB 4 x 2 mile workout and adds the final 200m partial to practice kicking a bit at the end of a hard workout, but it also gives you 13.1k (not terribly important, but I thought it would be nice addition). Last year I did half mile recoveries (~4:30-4:40), but I realized this year the Hanson team runs these @ LT and I run them just above or right at toward the end, so I set the recovery to lap and kept it 3:00-3:30 recovery. It's more of a pace tuning workout than it is one that leaves you crying at the end (it is still not easy). 

3.5 miles warmup to the golf course. The usual jazz. The last part of the trail before the dirt was flooded. Had to make sure the last repeat didn't leave me running 5-minute pace into the drink.

4 x 2 Miles @ HMGP

Rep 1: 12:27.6 (6:15, 6:13) w/ 3:03 recovery

Rep 2:  12:21.5 (6:11, 6:11) w/ 3:22 recovery

Rep 3: 12:21.3 (6:12. 6:09) w/ 3:32 recovery

Rep 4: 12:19.5 (6:12, 6:07), then 200m in 39.2 (5:27 pace)

Frightened a few furry critters on that 200, but that was about it. Averaged 6:11 for the 8 miles. Indications say Low-1:21 into 1:20 for next weekend with sensible pacing and smart racing. No superhero starts.

Cooled down after walking a minute until I hit 16 miles.

PM:4 mile shakeout

Saucony Kinvara Miles: 4.00Newton MV2 (Black) Miles: 16.00
Weight: 0.00
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
5.000.000.000.005.00

North side - 5 miles, averaged 7:55

Newton Trainers 3 Miles: 5.00
Weight: 0.00
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
64.1310.008.000.1282.25
Saucony Fastwitch Miles: 8.00Newton Racers Miles: 4.25Newton Trainer 4 Miles: 7.00Newton Trainers 2 Miles: 11.30Newton Trainers 3 Miles: 18.70Saucony A5 Miles: 13.00Saucony Kinvara Miles: 4.00Newton MV2 (Black) Miles: 16.00
Weight: 0.00
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