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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:

Rebuild fitness, get weight back down, and other runnerly things.

Long-Term Running Goals:

I'd love to get my marathon time into the 2:3X range or under.

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: 50.00 Month: 184.00 Year: 788.10
Miles With Megan Lifetime Miles: 246.05
Nike Zoom Streak LT2 White/Orange Lifetime Miles: 78.45
Nike Lunar Racer Lifetime Miles: 308.10
Adidas Boston 6 Lifetime Miles: 338.60
Nike Pegasus Lifetime Miles: 251.15
Saucony ISO Zealot Lifetime Miles: 78.40
Brooks Launch 3 Red Lifetime Miles: 33.10
Altra One V3 Lifetime Miles: 505.85
Cross Training Minutes 2018 Lifetime Miles: 457.00
Altra One 2.5 Lifetime Miles: 138.25
Altra One 2.5 Black Lifetime Miles: 10.60
Altra Escalante Lifetime Miles: 30.60
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
40.805.004.200.0050.00
Altra Escalante Miles: 22.60Altra One 2.5 Miles: 8.60Altra One 2.5 Black Miles: 10.60Altra One V3 Miles: 8.20
Weight: 177.80
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
7.405.001.000.0013.40

PM: 13.4 miles, averaged 7:29. HR 156.

40' Aerobic Builder

6:46, 6:39, 6:34, 6:32, 6:33, 6:22 (6:35 avg)

Pretty much the same exact splits as last week but slightly higher effort (~172 HR), as the conditions were some of the worst cold weather conditions I have had in if not ever, then at least in a long time. 33 degrees and raining, which left a good bit of unfirm ice, water, and slush. It was slippery, but workable and mostly an issue on the turns. I was going to run in a pair of screw shoe flats, but I couldn't find the other shoe and my Nano Spikes haven't been tested for faster running.

Weight slowly dropping. Down about 1.4 average or so this week from last week.

Altra Escalante Miles: 13.40
Weight: 177.00
Comments(1)
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
10.600.000.000.0010.60

AM: 6.6 miles, averaged 9:49. HR 131.

PM: 4 miles, averaged 9:20. HR 128.

It was great to see that Desi Linden won Boston today. I would love to have seen Shalane win, but Desi never gets any credit and she's a fine example of smart running in a marathon.

Most people I followed had pretty rough days, but one guy ran a sensible race and still put up a good performance, running 2:45, when his PR is 2:44. He had an incredible buildup (likely capable of running faster than 2:40). I was once faster than him and he's an example that I can still run fast if I get my self back into things.

Altra One 2.5 Miles: 4.00Altra One 2.5 Black Miles: 6.60
Weight: 178.00
Comments(3)
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
12.200.000.000.0012.20

AM: 8 miles, averaged 7:52. HR 150.

It needs to stop wintering.

PM: 4 miles, averaged 9:05. HR 135.

Altra One V3 Miles: 8.20Altra One 2.5 Black Miles: 4.00
Weight: 178.20
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
6.000.003.200.009.20

PM: 9.2 miles, averaged 7:40. HR 158.

20' Tempo

6:25, 6:18, 6:08 (6:02 for just over 1'): 6:16 Average 

3 up, 3 down. Weather was actually not bad. Felt pretty good overall. The last 4-5 minutes were quite tough. I didn't realize I had picked up the pace as much as I did. HR 178 for the 20', so a pretty hard effort. Workout called for 10-mile effort, which was about right for the first 7-9 minutes. I had to collect myself for 1-2 minutes before cooling down. 

Late: AIS glute and hamstring

 

Altra Escalante Miles: 9.20
Weight: 0.00
Comments(2)
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
4.600.000.000.004.60

Lunch: 4.6 miles, averaged 9:44. HR 130.

Altra One 2.5 Miles: 4.60
Weight: 178.00
Add Comment
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
40.805.004.200.0050.00
Altra Escalante Miles: 22.60Altra One 2.5 Miles: 8.60Altra One 2.5 Black Miles: 10.60Altra One V3 Miles: 8.20
Weight: 177.80
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