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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

November 22: Dave's Turkey Chase 5k

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

November 25: Detroit Invitational Cyclocross Race/5k Run (Tentative)

December 1: Le Frost Cross Cyclocross Race (Tentative)

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: 22.30 Month: 165.25 Year: 2931.02
Miles With Megan Lifetime Miles: 404.70
Nike Zoom Streak LT2 White/Orange Lifetime Miles: 189.95
Nike Pegasus Lifetime Miles: 265.25
Brooks Launch 3 Red Lifetime Miles: 91.75
Cross Training Minutes 2018 Lifetime Miles: 4034.80
Altra One 2.5 Lifetime Miles: 566.45
Altra One 2.5 Black Lifetime Miles: 484.85
Altra Escalante Lifetime Miles: 342.25
Altra One V3 Blue Lifetime Miles: 175.60
Altra One V3 Blue 2 Lifetime Miles: 224.00
Specialized Diverge Pro Lifetime Miles: 314.40
Saucony ISO Freedom Lifetime Miles: 90.90
Saucony ISO Freedom Black/Green Lifetime Miles: 51.10
Saucony Kinvara 5 Blue (Vault) Lifetime Miles: 53.90
Saucony Kinvara 5 Teal (Vault) Lifetime Miles: 34.30
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
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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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