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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: 0.00 Month: 174.40 Year: 2547.40
Salomon SL Sense Ultra Lifetime Miles: 78.05
Inov-8 Roclite 295 Lifetime Miles: 214.25
Saucony A6 Lifetime Miles: 196.86
Miles With Megan Lifetime Miles: 225.85
Saucony Fastwitch 7 Lifetime Miles: 456.50
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: 577.05
Nike Pegasus Lifetime Miles: 216.00
Saucony ISO Zealot Lifetime Miles: 43.70
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
67.755.003.100.0075.85
Saucony Kinvara 2 Miles: 11.25Altra The One Miles: 23.00Newton Gravity LE Miles: 10.00Newton MV2 (3) Miles: 9.60Newton Gravity III Miles: 12.00Saucony Kinvara 4 Miles: 10.00
Weight: 0.00
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
8.000.000.000.008.00

Rest Haven Cemetery - 8 miles, averaged 8:32.

Keep most of it on dirt and as easy as I could stand (9:15-8:45) until the final mile.

Happy Fathers' Day!

Saucony Kinvara 2 Miles: 8.00
Weight: 0.00
Comments(3)
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
10.000.000.000.0010.00

Fink Cemetery out and back - 10 miles, averaged 8:15.

Planned to do some strides and blasts but when I stopped for water at 8.5 I was seeing stars. Very loopy when I stopped to walk back to my apartment. Higher dew point and humidity for this week. Good practice for Florida in a week.

Altra The One Miles: 10.00
Weight: 0.00
Comments(4)
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
10.000.000.000.0010.00

Vinton Woods (reverse direction) - 10 miles, no watch. Did a few strides. I changed my shoes, got some water, then did 8 hill blasts (probably ~15 seconds).

Some townie b*$*$ pulled up behind me and laid on the horn just to be a jerk (I was on the sidewalk). That was around mile 5. I almost went home. Ruins my running. Can't wait to get out of Lafayette. Not sure if Philly will be better on infinitely worse.

Newton Gravity LE Miles: 10.00
Weight: 0.00
Comments(4)
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
9.750.003.100.0012.85

AM: Purdue Track Workout - 9.6 miles total w/ 5 x 1000 w/ 75-90 second recovery jogs

I wanted to do 10, but I forget how hard they are when you run them right and that's kind of a fall workout. So I figured 8 would be awesome. I got through 5 and that was about all I could handle in the humidity. I had to weave around pratice steeples (or whatever they are called) so that added some seconds. A young woman was waiting for the track and she kind of threw my concentration because I'm not really supposed to be there. That's my list of excuses.

Might have to be content with shorter workouts in the heat and humidity, or maybe I am just lazy. I think the last few weeks and the coming weeks are/will be much more consistent than in previous summers, so I'll mark that down as a plus. I was able to get up at 7:00, which for me not to ignore my alarm (or even set one) when I don't have to be up, also a plus. The little things :-)

Onward and upward.

3 up/down

intervals: 3:43, 3:47, 3:47, 3:50, 3:51

Recoveries: 76, 85, 84, 90

PM: Rest Haven Cemetery - 3.25 miles, averaged 8:14. Not enough time before the lightening started to do the usual ~35 minute shakout, but I'll likely do a medium long run tomorrow. Got to fit into that suit for Saturday!

Newton MV2 (3) Miles: 9.60Saucony Kinvara 2 Miles: 3.25
Weight: 0.00
Comments(3)
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
12.000.000.000.0012.00

South side out and back - 12 miles, averaged 8:12

Newton Gravity III Miles: 12.00
Weight: 0.00
Comments(1)
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
5.005.000.000.0010.00

Wabash Cannonball Trail - 10 miles, averaged 7:17

5 mile aerobic tempo @ 6:34: 6:44, 6:38, 6:32, 6:29, 6:29

Good George Bush run. Wedding party gathering the night before.

Saucony Kinvara 4 Miles: 10.00
Weight: 0.00
Comments(1)
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
13.000.000.000.0013.00

Wabash Cannonball Trail - 13 miles, averaged 7:20ish

I'm getting married today. Things are crazy. I think that's normal.

Altra The One Miles: 13.00
Weight: 0.00
Comments(6)
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
67.755.003.100.0075.85
Saucony Kinvara 2 Miles: 11.25Altra The One Miles: 23.00Newton Gravity LE Miles: 10.00Newton MV2 (3) Miles: 9.60Newton Gravity III Miles: 12.00Saucony Kinvara 4 Miles: 10.00
Weight: 0.00
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