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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: 72.60 Month: 264.15 Year: 2323.21
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: 76.20
Cross Training Minutes 2018 Lifetime Miles: 3175.00
Altra One 2.5 Lifetime Miles: 530.75
Altra One 2.5 Black Lifetime Miles: 392.85
Altra Escalante Lifetime Miles: 281.50
Altra One V3 Blue Lifetime Miles: 152.70
Altra One V3 Blue 2 Lifetime Miles: 135.30
Specialized Diverge Pro Lifetime Miles: 45.80
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
59.555.002.750.0067.30
Altra One 2.5 Miles: 35.80Altra One V3 Miles: 23.50Altra Escalante Miles: 8.00
Weight: 178.73
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
7.305.001.000.0013.30

Noonish: 13.3 miles, averaged 7:32. HR 155.

40' Aerobic Builder

6:47, 6:42, 6:36, 6:33, 6:35, 6:22 (6:35 Avg. HR 169)

30' up/30' down. Covered just over 6 miles (6.07). About 8-9 seconds faster than last week and kept it below 170 avg HR. Felt pretty good. Legs started to stop firing in the last mile. Left leg does that sometimes. Could have run 5-10 seconds faster on the last mile I think. I feel less wiped out throughout the afternoon than last week.

Altra One 2.5 Miles: 13.30
Weight: 178.80
Comments(6)
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
10.700.000.000.0010.70

AM: 6.7 miles, averaged 9:39. HR 127.

PM: 4 miles, averaged 9:23. HR 127.

It needs to stop snowing even if it is just flurries.

Pre-bed: AIS glutes and hamstrings

Altra One V3 Miles: 6.70Altra One 2.5 Miles: 4.00
Weight: 180.50
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
12.200.000.000.0012.20

AM: 8.2 miles, averaged 7:54. HR 150.

PM: 4 miles, averaged 9:09. HR 133.

Altra One V3 Miles: 8.20Altra One 2.5 Miles: 4.00
Weight: 179.60
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
8.250.001.750.0010.00

PM: 10 miles, averaged 7:23. HR 162.

20 x 1' on/off

20' warmup, 2 mile cool down, which was a bit too fast at 7:20ish and 6:50ish, but I just felt like spinning the wheels as I felt decent after the workout. The weather felt very nice, if a bit windy (about 53 degrees with a bit of sun. During the workout I felt smooth and fast, even if the paces didn't end up reflecting that.

Altra One 2.5 Miles: 10.00
Weight: 178.40
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
4.500.000.000.004.50

AM: 4.5 miles, averaged 10:05. HR 130.

Ran a little bit on the kiddie trails around Spencer Park. I cannot get the correct direction on these and the arrows aren't much help as I cannot tell if the blues are all the same color or some slightly different shade. Colors plus words would make for more universal usability.

Gave a tree company a pretty wide berth by running on the lawn of an apartment complex and still almost got tagged by flying tree debris.

"Debris" is a weird word.

 

Altra One 2.5 Miles: 4.50
Weight: 178.00
Comments(2)
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
8.000.000.000.008.00

AM: 8 miles, averaged 8:05. HR 152. Did some strides.

Felt sluggish in the legs, which isn't bad considering I have felt pretty darn good lately. Strides felt good.

First run in the Escalantes, which I like quite well. Should be better for faster running than my other Altras. I paid pretty much full price, which I wasn't happy about. I have become the guy who won't buy them until they are online for $50 or under, as I did with my other new pair.

Altra Escalante Miles: 8.00
Weight: 177.80
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
8.600.000.000.008.60

Noon Thirty: 8.6 miles, averaged 7:33. HR 158.

Drove to campus so I could run a few hills. Still only managed 500 feet, but that's about 50%-70% of what a typical week looks like for this area. It was rainining, cold, and very windy at times, but I had an absolute blast.

Did a campus loop (which really isn't fully loop shaped) and did a loop using the library hill that ended up being 1.25 miles total and I did 3 of those with a 4th library hill climb before going back down to the car. It was nice to run some varying terrain.

I'll try to do this once every week or two weeks I think.

Altra One V3 Miles: 8.60
Weight: 178.00
Comments(2)
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
59.555.002.750.0067.30
Altra One 2.5 Miles: 35.80Altra One V3 Miles: 23.50Altra Escalante Miles: 8.00
Weight: 178.73
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