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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 2018/2019

July 15: Pure Detroit 5k

August 4: Beach to Beacon 10k

September 23: Brooksie Way 10k (Tentative)

October 21: Detroit International Half Marathon 

April 28: Glass City Marathon 

Gravel Bike/Cyclocross Races 2018 (Tentative)

September 9: Uncle John’s Dirty Ride 56 Mile

October 27: Bloomer Park Cyclocross Race

Gravel Bike Races 2019 (Tentative)

June 22: Coast to Coast 100

July 29: The Divide 50 Mile

September 8: Uncle John's Dirty Ride 56 Mile

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: 16.20 Month: 161.20 Year: 1939.66
Miles With Megan Lifetime Miles: 359.75
Nike Zoom Streak LT2 White/Orange Lifetime Miles: 140.25
Nike Pegasus Lifetime Miles: 259.15
Brooks Launch 3 Red Lifetime Miles: 67.90
Cross Training Minutes 2018 Lifetime Miles: 2417.50
Altra One 2.5 Lifetime Miles: 443.65
Altra One 2.5 Black Lifetime Miles: 324.70
Altra Escalante Lifetime Miles: 225.70
Specialized Diverge (Gravel Bike) Lifetime Miles: 528.50
Altra One V3 Blue Lifetime Miles: 84.30
Altra One V3 Blue 2 Lifetime Miles: 66.20
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
56.600.004.600.5061.70
Altra Escalante Miles: 14.50Altra One 2.5 Miles: 19.30Altra One 2.5 Black Miles: 19.90Miles With Megan Miles: 7.25Altra One V3 Miles: 8.00
Weight: 176.46
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
6.700.000.000.006.70

PM: 6.7 miles, averaged 8:01. HR 158.

Another blown workout. Felt like I could barely breathe on the warmup. Wheezing and rasping. Should have just headed home as I knew the workout wasn't going to work. I got about 1.5 miles in and just gave up.

Altra Escalante Miles: 6.70
Weight: 176.60
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
11.300.000.000.0011.30

Lunch: 7.3 miles, averaged 8:52. HR 146,

PM: 4 miles, averaged 8:44. HR 147.

Weather was perfect today. Breathing still elevated, but felt better.

I bought a gravel bike today. I'm beyond excited. I rode BMX bikes when I was younger and into college and I had a mountain bike in college and barely used it. I wanted something for roads as well as the packed dirt around here, so this was the perfect option. My plan is mostly to stay away from cars as the infrastructure for bikes here is worse than running (running is a bit more flexible).

Altra One 2.5 Miles: 7.30Altra One 2.5 Black Miles: 4.00
Weight: 178.20
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
11.800.000.000.0011.80

AM: 7.8 miles, averaged 8:21. HR 154.

Beautiful day out again. Breathing a bit labored still but didn't push it. Things are in full bloom.

PM: 4 miles with Megan, averaged 10:00. HR 132.

Miles With Megan Miles: 4.00Altra One 2.5 Black Miles: 4.00Altra Escalante Miles: 7.80
Weight: 176.40
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
6.900.004.600.5012.00

Lunch: 12 miles, averaged 8:10. HR 167.

20' Tempo, 5' Jog, 10 x 1' On/Off, 5' Jog, 6 x 30"(1')

I was a bit gunshy after two blown workouts, so I turned off even my autolap and ran truly by feel for the tempo, which worked fine. It was slow overall, but the effort was right (last 10' HR was 180 or above). First 10' were 6:47 pace, next 5' were 6:33, next 5' were 6:22. I decided to do part of the workout on a ~2-mile loop next to the park and do the faster stuff in the park on the dirt.

1' efforts were around 10k effort to 5k effort on the last ones. The 30" were a good bit faster. I was pretty spent as the workout spanned the 70 degree range and though dry still is kicking my butt. I was mostly happy to stick with it and finish the workout.

I started reading Stephen King's On Writing in an effort to get back into reading and not be an educated idiot who doesn't read.

Altra One 2.5 Miles: 12.00
Weight: 177.60
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
4.800.000.000.004.80

PM: 4.8 miles, averaged 9:25. HR 143.

Altra One 2.5 Black Miles: 4.80
Weight: 175.60
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
8.000.000.000.008.00

PM: 8 miles, averaged 8:09. HR 154. Did some strides.

45 degrees and light rain. It felt good. Did some push-ups after.

Altra One V3 Miles: 8.00
Weight: 175.60
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
7.100.000.000.007.10

PM: 7.1 miles, averaged 9:14. HR 141.

First few with Megan. Still slow after that but picked it up the last 8 minutes or so. Finally hit 1000 for the year. Historically, the 1000-mile mark looks like this for me:

First full year of running was 2011, and even though I tracked my mileage it would take too much pre-blog digging.

2012: June 24

2013: April 3

2014: April 9

2015: April 4 (the year I ran just under 4000 miles)

2016: April 1

2017: May 8

2018: May 12

Miles With Megan Miles: 3.25Altra One 2.5 Black Miles: 7.10
Weight: 175.20
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
56.600.004.600.5061.70
Altra Escalante Miles: 14.50Altra One 2.5 Miles: 19.30Altra One 2.5 Black Miles: 19.90Miles With Megan Miles: 7.25Altra One V3 Miles: 8.00
Weight: 176.46
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