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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

September 22: Brooksie Way 10k

October 20: Detroit International Half

Gravel Races

March 16: Waterloo Grit and Gravel 32 Mile

March 30: Dirty 30 Gravel Race

April 13: Barry Roubaix 36 Mile

September 8: Johns Dirty Ride 25 Mile

Cyclocross

September 7: Alma CX

September 15: Big Bad Wolf

October 12: Beer City Growler

November 16: Bloomer CX

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: 90.00 Month: 262.90 Year: 262.90
Miles With Megan Lifetime Miles: 438.15
Nike Zoom Streak LT2 White/Orange Lifetime Miles: 189.95
Altra One 2.5 Black Lifetime Miles: 511.85
Altra Escalante Lifetime Miles: 427.75
Altra One V3 Blue Lifetime Miles: 187.10
Altra One V3 Blue 2 Lifetime Miles: 335.60
Specialized Diverge Pro Lifetime Miles: 355.70
Saucony ISO Freedom Lifetime Miles: 222.20
Saucony ISO Freedom Black/Green Lifetime Miles: 124.30
Saucony Kinvara 5 Blue (Vault) Lifetime Miles: 314.62
Saucony Kinvara 5 Teal (Vault) Lifetime Miles: 177.55
Cross Training Minutes 2019 Lifetime Miles: 153.00
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
65.000.000.000.0065.00
Newton Gravity III Miles: 25.50Saucony Kinvara 4 Miles: 18.00Newton Trainer 5 Miles: 13.25Saucony A5 Miles: 8.25
Weight: 0.00
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
12.000.000.000.0012.00

Celery Bog w/ Brandon - 12 miles, averaged 8:04.

I did about a mile an a half very slow while waiting for Brandon to meet me. We stayed on the woodchips/mulch/wood bi-product, which was fine. I felt like crap because I stayed up too late for getting up early, but I had a long conversation with a good friend who was having some trouble. Figured a sloggy 12-14 mile "long" run wouldn't be the worst thing in the world. I managed to fall, which was nice. I haven't done that since I smashed my elbow this winter. I was overdue and now my training parter knows my secret: I fall a lot.

You learn something new every day: Muscle Milk™ doesn't contain milk. Who knew? Needed a recovery substance and it was what was available at the gas station. I stopped reading the ingredients before I even got started.

Newton Gravity III Miles: 12.00
Weight: 0.00
Comments(2)
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
9.000.000.000.009.00

Vinton Woods - 9 miles, no watch

Saucony Kinvara 4 Miles: 9.00
Weight: 0.00
Comments(2)
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
8.000.000.000.008.00

Jefferson High School - 8 miles, no watch

Signed up for a 1-mile road race scheduled about a month from today. They are hard to find around here and the timing is never right. Figured it was as good a time as any. Should be interesting considering I am supposed to be in the heart of basebuilding then but I will also be doing some max efforts after another two weeks of recovery.

Newton Trainer 5 Miles: 8.00
Weight: 0.00
Comments(2)
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
13.500.000.000.0013.50

Waverly Loop (new loop) - 13.5 miles, no watch

Started around 60 ended in the lower 70s. I bonked at least 6 times on the way back. My body just laughed at me . . . and you thought you were recovered from that marathon? hehehehe.

Newton Gravity III Miles: 13.50
Weight: 0.00
Comments(2)
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
5.250.000.000.005.25

North side - 5.25 miles, averaged 8:14. Sluggish.

Dear Blog Diary: Trying not to get to crazy with getting my mileage back up. I thought I was rolling last year after my marathon but I see I got up to 60-65 after a week off and a recovery week and stayed there for about 4 weeks. This marathon took more out of me than the last one.

Newton Trainer 5 Miles: 5.25
Weight: 0.00
Add Comment
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
9.000.000.000.009.00

Vinton Woods - 9 miles, no watch

Saucony Kinvara 4 Miles: 9.00
Weight: 0.00
Comments(5)
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
8.250.000.000.008.25

West Lafayette Track - 8.25 miles, no watch

3.25 up, 8 x 200 on/off 3 home

Saucony A5 Miles: 8.25
Weight: 0.00
Comments(2)
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
65.000.000.000.0065.00
Newton Gravity III Miles: 25.50Saucony Kinvara 4 Miles: 18.00Newton Trainer 5 Miles: 13.25Saucony A5 Miles: 8.25
Weight: 0.00
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