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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: 7.30 Month: 51.30 Year: 2717.10
Salomon SL Sense Ultra Lifetime Miles: 78.05
Altra The One Lifetime Miles: 297.92
Inov-8 Roclite 295 Lifetime Miles: 214.25
Saucony A6 Lifetime Miles: 211.56
Miles With Megan Lifetime Miles: 225.85
Saucony Fastwitch 7 Lifetime Miles: 500.20
Nike Zoom Streak LT2 White/Orange Lifetime Miles: 78.45
New Balance Zante Lifetime Miles: 670.15
Nike Lunar Racer Lifetime Miles: 308.10
Adidas Boston 6 Lifetime Miles: 338.60
Brooks Launch Lifetime Miles: 605.85
Nike Pegasus Lifetime Miles: 235.00
Saucony ISO Zealot Lifetime Miles: 78.40
Brooks Launch 3 Red Lifetime Miles: 15.50
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
74.450.004.003.0081.45
Kinvara 5 Blue Miles: 25.10Kinvara 5 Green Miles: 19.75Nike Zoom Streak LT2 Miles: 21.85Kinvara 5 Miles: 4.50Mizuno Musha Miles: 6.25Newton Gravity LE Miles: 4.00Miles With Megan Miles: 4.00
Weight: 173.20
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
16.600.000.000.0016.60

PM: 16.6 miles. HR 152.

Tired, but overall not too bad. Pretty low on calories toward the end. Stopped at the Valley Green fountain around mile 11.5 and slugged some water. I felt much better after that.

Upper 70s, dry, and breezy.

Kinvara 5 Blue Miles: 16.60
Weight: 172.40
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
12.500.000.000.0012.50

Noon: 8.25 miles. HR 141.

PM: 4.25 miles. HR 152. Did some strides.

Biffed it on the concrete. It's been too long since I last did that so I guess it was time.

Kinvara 5 Green Miles: 8.25Nike Zoom Streak LT2 Miles: 4.25
Weight: 0.00
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
11.100.000.003.0014.10

AM: 4.5 miles. HR 151. Stretching and core.

I managed to trip coming of the sidewalk and land on the exact same spots on my body as yesterday. A woman asked if I was okay. Sure, I do this all the time.

PM: Track Tuesday - 9.6 miles. 3.6 up/2.5 down w/ 4 x 1000 and 4 x 200.

Leo is racing this weekend, so he wanted something abbreviated (4 x 1000). I figured 5 x 1000, then maybe 6 x 200 very hard. I did 4 x 1000, then a few 200s while the guys were cooling down.

We got out fast, too fast for the weather and I just hung on the whole workout, feeling pretty crappy, and fading back on the last interval from Leo (Jonathan was way ahead today).

My legs were a little weak earlier. Probably not enough calories. I feel really crappy right now (stomach, head is cloudy). Only one recovery day in the last 4, so that might be part of my problem.

4 x 1000 with 200 jogs: 3:21.5, 3:28.1, 3:31.1, 3:30.6 (Upper 3:20s would have been sensible. Need to run my own paces in the future).

3 minutes rest

4 x 200 with 200 jogs: 33.6, 34.4, 33.7, 33.6 (these were pretty good, even though my legs start to go jello in the last few meters)

Kinvara 5 Miles: 4.50Nike Zoom Streak LT2 Miles: 9.60
Weight: 174.00
Comments(4)
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
8.500.000.000.008.50

Lunch: 8.5 miles. HR 149. Stretching and core.

PM: Off. Rest and rehydration. Megan and I are going to the Lion King, a Broadway-style musical. I got her tickets for her birthday.

Kinvara 5 Blue Miles: 8.50
Weight: 173.00
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
12.750.000.000.0012.75

Lunch: 6.5 miles trails/roads. Did a few strides and 6 hill sprints to work on my strength for B2B. About 10 seconds each for now. I'll increase the length and number each week.

85-88 and the temp is climing. I guess it's that time of year, but getting in workouts is near impossible for me. Scheduled for 6 x 1 mile at 10k pace tomorrow but the low is 72 (and I won't get out early). Just got to push I guesss.

PM: 6.25 miles. HR 152. Just under 9:00 pace and it felt fairly moderate. It was 91 with a dew point of 69 but low humidity strangely and a decent breeze. I was going to drive to the track and do some 200s to test my spikes but I got plenty of work in today.

Mizuno Musha Miles: 6.25Kinvara 5 Green Miles: 6.50
Weight: 0.00
Comments(3)
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
8.000.004.000.0012.00

Lunch: 8 miles on the treadmill w/ 4 x 1 mile w/ slow quarter mile jogs. Strides cooling down. 5:55 (172), 5:59 (174), 6:03 (176), 5:55 (177)

+ Stretching and core

It was 85 degrees with 67% humidity and 72 dew point outside. Disastrous workout weather. No thank you. I'm either too weak or too smart. Didn't get through all of what I wanted to but I'm falling off a bit this week. Too much stress. Trying to figure out where my mileage should be. I don't feel like I'm getting anywhere and I am basically getting my butt kicked in workouts by people who run 50-60 miles a week.

PM: 4 miles. Probably the fastest afternoon run in a while. Had to squeak in the miles: "Out the door, no less than 4!" Still pretty warm but I got a nice downpour. It's been a while.

Newton Gravity LE Miles: 4.00Nike Zoom Streak LT2 Miles: 8.00
Weight: 173.40
Comments(2)
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
5.000.000.000.005.00

PM: 5 miles. 4 w/ Megan.

+ Stretching and core

Kinvara 5 Green Miles: 5.00Miles With Megan Miles: 4.00
Weight: 0.00
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
74.450.004.003.0081.45
Kinvara 5 Blue Miles: 25.10Kinvara 5 Green Miles: 19.75Nike Zoom Streak LT2 Miles: 21.85Kinvara 5 Miles: 4.50Mizuno Musha Miles: 6.25Newton Gravity LE Miles: 4.00Miles With Megan Miles: 4.00
Weight: 173.20
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