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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
78.000.007.750.5086.25
Newton Gravity LE Miles: 13.00Mizuno Musha Miles: 13.25Kinvara 5 Miles: 14.00Newton MV2 (3) Miles: 18.75Altra The One Miles: 4.50Saucony Kinvara 2 Miles: 6.25Newton Gravity III Miles: 6.50Saucony Kinvara 4 Miles: 10.00Concrete Falls/Fails Miles: 1.00
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
13.000.000.000.0013.00

Chestnut Hill - 13 miles, averaged 8:35

I hesitate to call this hilly (it is) but everything in the neighborhood is. Did some recon, found one of the tracks, got lost and very dehydrated and tired. Walked a good bit back. Pretty out of it when I got home. 

Lower 80s 39% humidity and dew point in the mid 40s very weird, but extremely pleasant.

PM: Just got my computer set up and my Garmin data in. Garmin claims 750 of gain. Garmins are the worst at elevation but I am guessing that is pretty close. I found the Cheltenham Cemetery, which is ~2.5 away and it is ~2+ miles around the outside. Tempo, tempo, baby. Also recovery runs when I need some flats. I'll check the trails to see how good the markers are for intervals, otherwise I will use the cemetery and one of the tracks.

Newton Gravity LE Miles: 13.00
Weight: 0.00
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
13.500.000.000.0013.50

AM: 5.5 miles of run/walk (2 running segements) commuting with Megan. We dropped off the moving truck. Lots of hills. I'll probably do an hour on the treadmill later.

PM: Treadill for an honest hour. I'm the sweaty guy at the complex. I just moved in. Nice to meet you.

 

Mizuno Musha Miles: 8.00Kinvara 5 Miles: 5.50
Weight: 0.00
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
8.250.004.750.0013.00

AM: Road/track/treadmill special - 8.5 miles.

Ran to Springside Academy, which is convenietly located a mile away. Lots of people walking. I had planned a rather ambitious 2-1-2-1 some time ago, but that is really a fall workout or a rare cool weather summer day. So I figured mile repeats until I felt like I was done. Got through 1200 (4:37 or 6:13) and pulled it. Too warm, too dehydrated. I'm too proud to run 6:20 pace just to get the workout in. Came home and jumped on the treadmill for an honest 25 minute LT tempo and felt like dropping that too but I kept pushing and saved the morning and got a solid effort in even if the mileage wasn't there. Sunday's lost run took a lot out of me.

Since I'm not the bread winner, I'm the bread baker, so it's off to grocery shop.

PM: Treadmill for 35 minutes

Newton MV2 (3) Miles: 8.50Altra The One Miles: 4.50
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
12.750.000.000.0012.75

AM: College Hill Loop - 6.5 miles, averaged 8:52. Around 575 feet of gain according to the Garmin.

Found the direction of the Schuykill River Trail. I'll explore that a bit maybe tomorrow. The trail system here is extensive! I can feel either the hills or the treadmill (or both) in my glutes. Must be strengthening them.

PM: Exploring a bit - 6.25, averaged about 8:35. I stopped my watch and forgot to restart so it took a wicked tangent. With Google Pedometer and the elapsed time I figured it to be a mile.

Saucony Kinvara 2 Miles: 6.25Newton Gravity III Miles: 6.50
Weight: 0.00
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
10.000.000.000.0010.00

Forbidden Drive SE - 10 mile, averaged 8:18.

Climbed back up Rex Ave through some fallen trees. It's 300 feet of gain over a kilometer. My beard got longer by the time I got to the top.

Saucony Kinvara 4 Miles: 10.00
Weight: 0.00
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
8.500.000.000.008.50

Neighborhood + Springside Academy - 8.5 miles, averaged 8:56. Did 6 x 200 strides on the track, which is where most of my strides will be since there are no good stretches of road near the apartment. 

Did the first 4 nice and easy with Megan and went back toward the track. Lots of very nice athletic fields for barefoot running and strides. Pretty swanky school from the looks of things.

Kinvara 5 Miles: 8.50
Weight: 0.00
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
12.000.003.000.5015.50

AM: Springside Academy Track - 10.25 miles total w/ 3 x 1 mile CVish w/ 400 recovery + 2 x 400 (hard) w/ 70 second rest

Warmed up 3.25 (including 1 fall), did 2 x 200 strides and some quick active stretches. It was already in the low 80s. Guess I didn't learn my less from early this week (some cooler nights next week are coming!). Didn't really know what I was going to do for a workout even when I started the repeat. Originally mile repeats, then 800s given the warm temps, then I decided to do a handful of repeats (to the point of falling off) then some hard intervals for leg speed. I had to deal with walker texters in lane 1 and old dude running 400s in ~4:00. Good times. An okay warm weather workout.

3 x 1600: 5:58, 6:00, 5:55

short break, then

2 x 400: 73.1, 76.9

Cooled down 2.5

Needed to concentrate on the second one but didn't. Needed to keep the head up and keep moving but I missed it. I was pretty gassed at the end of the second. Got some miles for the morning, the heart rate up, and the legs turning. Call it a moderate success.

PM: Treadmill - 5.25 miles next to Megan. I finished and watched her try to tackle the 9-minute gal. The oldest looking treadmill is the most accurate and the fastest. Did some light strides to test it. 5:30ish felt like 5:30 or close enough.

Newton MV2 (3) Miles: 10.25Mizuno Musha Miles: 5.25Concrete Falls/Fails Miles: 1.00
Weight: 0.00
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
78.000.007.750.5086.25
Newton Gravity LE Miles: 13.00Mizuno Musha Miles: 13.25Kinvara 5 Miles: 14.00Newton MV2 (3) Miles: 18.75Altra The One Miles: 4.50Saucony Kinvara 2 Miles: 6.25Newton Gravity III Miles: 6.50Saucony Kinvara 4 Miles: 10.00Concrete Falls/Fails Miles: 1.00
Weight: 0.00
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