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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

Detroit Marathon or Indianapolis Monumental Marathon

Gravel Races

April 13: Barry Roubaix 36 Mile

September 8: Johns Dirty Ride 25 or 50 Mile

Cyclocross

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: 14.60 Month: 210.90 Year: 2294.35
Newton Flat 5 Lifetime Miles: 198.50
Miles With Megan Lifetime Miles: 511.20
Nike Zoom Streak LT2 White/Orange Lifetime Miles: 189.95
Saucony Kinvara 7 Lifetime Miles: 376.80
Altra Escalante Lifetime Miles: 536.65
Altra One V3 Blue Lifetime Miles: 365.50
Altra One V3 Blue 2 Lifetime Miles: 380.00
Specialized Diverge Pro Lifetime Miles: 1317.10
Saucony ISO Freedom Lifetime Miles: 533.20
Saucony ISO Freedom Black/Green Lifetime Miles: 295.10
Saucony Kinvara 5 Blue (Vault) Lifetime Miles: 688.77
Saucony Kinvara 5 Teal (Vault) Lifetime Miles: 615.25
Cross Training Minutes 2019 Lifetime Miles: 3722.50
Saucony Kinvara 6 Lifetime Miles: 91.00
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
69.354.250.003.0076.60
Saucony Kinvara Miles: 12.75Newton Trainer 5 Miles: 13.00Saucony Kinvara 2 (2) Miles: 11.35Saucony Kinvara 2 Miles: 9.25Saucony Fastwitch Miles: 9.50Newton Trainer 4 Miles: 10.50Saucony A5 Miles: 10.25
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
6.250.000.000.006.25

North Side - 6.25 miles, averaged 8:13

Saucony Kinvara Miles: 6.25
Weight: 0.00
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
13.100.000.000.0013.10

AM: Jefferson High School - 8 miles, averaged 8:19

PM: North Side - 5.1 miles, averaged 7:59. Did some strides. Got into the 4:15-4:25 range. Need to get some 200s on the track to get some accurate measurements. My Timex arrives tomorrow! We will see how long it takes me to shed my Garmin for a race. 

Newton Trainer 5 Miles: 8.00Saucony Kinvara 2 (2) Miles: 5.10
Weight: 0.00
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
9.250.000.000.009.25

Vinton Woods - 9.25 miles, averaged 8:29 with a few water stops and head soaks.

It was pretty warm. 89 with humidity around 63%. Not the most enjoyable run, but it was probably a good fat burner. I guess I've been pretty lucky because in recent years this weather is typical. Going to get some cooler nights later in the week, so I should get to the track on Thursday and a longer run on Saturday.

Saucony Kinvara 2 Miles: 9.25
Weight: 0.00
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
11.754.250.000.0016.00

AM: North Side - 6.5 miles, averaged 8:55. Can't remember the last time I ran that pace. Just loafed along, sweaty and cursing.

PM: Impromptu baby aerobic builder. After 1.25 my watch messed up, so I reset it and warmed up another mile to avoid restarting the watch. So 2.25 warm up, 4.25 in 28:56 (6:46 average). 3 mile cool down. Sweaty. 9.5 miles for the afternoon.

Saucony Kinvara Miles: 6.50Saucony Fastwitch Miles: 9.50
Weight: 0.00
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
10.500.000.000.0010.50

Vinton Woods - 10.5 miles, averaged 8:44

Newton Trainer 4 Miles: 10.50
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
7.250.000.003.0010.25

Track workout. My first non-Garmin workout! Got myself a little Timex. Very exciting I know, as you can tell from the number of significant digits below. 6 x 800m with 400 meter jogs (2:00-2:30, about 2:19 average for the recoveries). 3 mile warmup, with 1 x 400 @ about 6:00 minute pace to make sure I didn't smoke the first repeat, then into the workout.

2:52.7, 2:55.63, 2:56.77 (ran into lane 3 and 4 around some footballers), 2:51.18, 2:52.99, 2:49.40 (2:53.11 average).

Walked and got some water. Then started a fast 400, but I bailed at 200. I think. It was 35 seconds, but I'm track illiterate :-)

I was kind of tired going into it, but I'm satisfied with the workout. It was warm, but dry so it was actually kind of perfect.

3 mile cool down.

Saucony A5 Miles: 10.25
Weight: 0.00
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
11.250.000.000.0011.25

Lunch: Hedgewood/Columbian Park - 6.25 miles, averaged 8:13

PM: North Side - 5 miles, averaged 8:02. Did a few hard pickups. One Riley stride (.10) @ a Jason pace of 4:27. I love running fast because it freaks people of the neighborhood out. I'm already weird because I exercise.

Newton Trainer 5 Miles: 5.00Saucony Kinvara 2 (2) Miles: 6.25
Weight: 0.00
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
69.354.250.003.0076.60
Saucony Kinvara Miles: 12.75Newton Trainer 5 Miles: 13.00Saucony Kinvara 2 (2) Miles: 11.35Saucony Kinvara 2 Miles: 9.25Saucony Fastwitch Miles: 9.50Newton Trainer 4 Miles: 10.50Saucony A5 Miles: 10.25
Weight: 0.00
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