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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:

Racing Schedule 2018/2019

August 4: Beach to Beacon 10k

October 22: Detroit International Half Marathon 

January 20: Houston Marathon

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: 40.10 Month: 223.80 Year: 1122.80
Miles With Megan Lifetime Miles: 282.30
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: 59.50
Altra One V3 Lifetime Miles: 532.95
Cross Training Minutes 2018 Lifetime Miles: 457.00
Altra One 2.5 Lifetime Miles: 267.85
Altra One 2.5 Black Lifetime Miles: 89.80
Altra Escalante Lifetime Miles: 103.00
Specialized Diverge (Gravel Bike) Lifetime Miles: 0.00
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
64.603.0014.000.0081.60
Altra One 2.5 Miles: 45.00Brooks Launch 3 Red Miles: 4.20Altra One 2.5 Black Miles: 15.90Miles With Megan Miles: 8.00Altra Escalante Miles: 16.50
Weight: 175.97
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
7.500.006.000.0013.50

Noon: 13.5 miles, averaged 7:52. HR 166.

6-Mile Aerobic Builder

It was slow (6:47 average) and I was very tired at the end and slightly gassed. It wasn't too warm, but everything over 50 degrees during a workout feels warm to me. I turned off my auto lap so as to have no feedback during the workout other than pure effort. I was barely moving for most of the cool down.

4 up/3.5 down

Still struggling a bit (just don't feel at all fast or strong and even slow running is sometimes difficult and not effortless), which is frustrating. I don't expect the paces to drop after a few workouts, but rebuilding has been really hard. I am, however, really enjoying my running and looking forward to getting out every day (and sometimes twice).

The good news is that I am down 5-6 pounds from when I started getting back into a groove in February. Currently at my "minimally acceptable year-round" weight.

Night: AIS, hip routine, and push-ups

Altra One 2.5 Miles: 13.50
Weight: 176.40
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
10.900.000.000.0010.90

AM: 6.7 miles, averaged 9:38. HR 141.

PM: 4.2 miles, averaged 8:54. HR 157.

Was a little anxious this afternoon and it was warmer. HR up a bit.

Brooks Launch 3 Red Miles: 4.20Altra One 2.5 Black Miles: 6.70
Weight: 176.20
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
12.400.000.000.0012.40

Lunch: 8.4 miles, averaged 7:46. HR 158.

Felt quite good.

PM: 4 miles, averaged 10:15. HR 130.

Ran with Megan. Air clear out. Very comfortable.

Miles With Megan Miles: 4.00Altra One 2.5 Black Miles: 4.00Altra Escalante Miles: 8.40
Weight: 176.20
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
7.400.005.000.0012.40

Lunch: 12.4 miles, averaged 7:57. HR 161.

10' tempo + 15 x 1' on/off + 10 x 30"

2 up/2 down

It was starting to get warm, but I felt the strongest I have felt in a couple weeks. I had quite a fan club at the park, asking me how fast I was running and how far. Tempo was 6:25 pace, 1' intervals were around 6:00 pace, and 30" were 5:40-5:15. I finished the 30" intervals quite strong. 3' jog after the tempo, 5' jog after the 1' intervals.

I started the Stand last night. I used to have a lot of Stephen King, but I thinned out my library. Not sure why that was where I cut. What else would you read over a long break (or during retirement)?

I officially broke my 80-day run streak from 2013 in Indiana. I was doing much higher mileage, but sometimes a day comes up when getting a run in is difficult or you just need a day, particularly in heavy marathon training. Those muti-year run streaks are truly impressive.

Still waiting for my bike to come in. Very anxious. It feels like the pure joy of Christmas when Christmas is still fun when you are a kid

Altra One 2.5 Miles: 12.40
Weight: 176.80
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
9.200.000.000.009.20

AM: 5.2 miles, averaged 10:04. HR 133.

PM: 4 miles, averaged 10:14. HR 124.

Ran with Megan in the afternoon. Took it very slow today and just enjoyed the weather.

Miles With Megan Miles: 4.00Altra One 2.5 Miles: 4.00Altra One 2.5 Black Miles: 5.20
Weight: 175.20
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
8.100.000.000.008.10

Lunch: 8.1 miles, averaged 8:01. HR 152. Did some strides.

Night: AIS and light hip routine. Push-ups.

Altra Escalante Miles: 8.10
Weight: 175.20
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
9.103.003.000.0015.10

Noon: 15.1 miles, averaged 7:55. HR 160.

6-mile Aerobic Builder + 6 x 45" Strides

Warmed up 4 miles. It wasn't too warm but it was quite humid. Decided to work into things and it work very well. I felt quite strong throughout. I decided to take splits from the auto lap, keeping in mind they might be slow and just pay attention to effort. I ended up with a pretty solid cutdown, running 6:53, 6:43, 6:34, 6:30, 6:29, 6:17. I jogged for 6 minutes and did 6 x 45" strides with equal jog back. Cooled down 3 miles.

I feel like I turned a corner this week. I feel like and am out of that slight slump I had in the weeks following Glass City

Altra One 2.5 Miles: 15.10
Weight: 175.80
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
64.603.0014.000.0081.60
Altra One 2.5 Miles: 45.00Brooks Launch 3 Red Miles: 4.20Altra One 2.5 Black Miles: 15.90Miles With Megan Miles: 8.00Altra Escalante Miles: 16.50
Weight: 175.97
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