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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

November 23: Regal Beagle 50k

Gravel Races

September 8: Johns Dirty Ride 56 Mile

October 26: Lowell 50

Cyclocross

September 7: Alma Grand Prix

September 22: Big Bad Wolf

October 12: Detroit Cx Invitational

November 16: Bloomer Cx

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: 40.23 Month: 229.33 Year: 2596.33
Newton Flat 5 Lifetime Miles: 198.50
Saucony A6 Lifetime Miles: 221.96
Miles With Megan Lifetime Miles: 531.20
Nike Zoom Streak LT2 White/Orange Lifetime Miles: 189.95
Saucony Kinvara 7 Lifetime Miles: 412.80
Altra Escalante Lifetime Miles: 545.35
Altra One V3 Blue Lifetime Miles: 400.60
Altra One V3 Blue 2 Lifetime Miles: 388.50
Specialized Diverge Pro Lifetime Miles: 1557.30
Saucony ISO Freedom Lifetime Miles: 587.20
Saucony ISO Freedom Black/Green Lifetime Miles: 315.80
Saucony Kinvara 5 Blue (Vault) Lifetime Miles: 705.67
Saucony Kinvara 5 Teal (Vault) Lifetime Miles: 649.70
Cross Training Minutes 2019 Lifetime Miles: 4550.00
Saucony Kinvara 6 Lifetime Miles: 143.80
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
54.515.001.000.0060.51
Saucony Fastwitch Miles: 14.75Newton Trainer 5 Miles: 6.50Saucony Kinvara 2 (2) Miles: 15.01Saucony Kinvara Miles: 5.25Saucony Kinvara 2 Miles: 10.00Brooks PureConnect Miles: 9.00
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
8.000.000.000.008.00

Wingood Cooper Erskine loop - 8 miles, averaged 8:04. I was going to take the day off as I'm at 35 days on after not many post-marathon consecutive streaks, but I'll wait until I really need it.

No soreness or tightness, which Is good because I can get a few easy days in, hydrate, and get back to work. Did some thinking on my run about the next 6 weeks. Continue with two workouts a week, increase long run to 2 hours (like last week), while adding a micro workout to an afternoon run. Probably 6-12 200m repeats or 4 x 800 @ LT+ into 4 x 200m like I did this week, or something similar. Enough to encourage form and speed but nothing taxing enough to require a lot of extra recovery. A slight increase in mileage (~78-85), but an overall emphasis on quality and EASY recovery runs.

Saucony Fastwitch Miles: 8.00
Weight: 0.00
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
6.500.000.000.006.50

Wingood Road - 6.5 miles, averaged 8:09. Flying back to Indiana. Good trip.

Newton Trainer 5 Miles: 6.50
Weight: 0.00
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
12.760.000.000.0012.76

AM/Lunch: North Side - 6 miles averaged 8:22. Feeling pretty ill.

PM: Jefferson High School (modified) - 6.75 miles, averaged 7:37. Feeling so-so. Managed to get moving, hit a few strides at the end. Fast enough to be strides, not numerous enough to count for much.

I realized over my stay in Maine (and currently) I was (am) likely very dehydrated. Drank soda daily, which I drink very rarely and drank water only after runs. Usually I drink several glasses after a run, have water at my office, and hydrate at dinner and after. I also forgot to take my iron pills after the first few days in Maine. This isn't why I feel like crap or my race wasn't up to expectations, but it's not helping. Onward and upward.

Saucony Fastwitch Miles: 6.75Saucony Kinvara 2 (2) Miles: 6.01
Weight: 0.00
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
15.250.000.000.0015.25

AM: North Side - 5.25 miles, averaged 8:22. Feeling a bit better other than my stomach punching me periodically. I'll be happy when the stretch of highs in the upper 70s come though the next 10 days.

PM: 10 miles around campus, averaged 7:47. Miserable weather (80/80ish), great company.

The meaning of getting chicked (I don't like the term, but I still use it). I tried to break at mile ~5.75 when the crowd starting picking up (and grabbed another gear when they apparently responded to my response). I passed 5 or 6 men and the woman in the photo. She caught me just before going into the grass finish. Lesson #898403 of last race. Don't kick before the 6 mile mark :)

Saucony Kinvara Miles: 5.25Saucony Kinvara 2 Miles: 10.00
Weight: 0.00
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
0.000.000.000.000.00

Headed to Philly to see Megan. Day off. 38 days on. Not sure I earned a rest day, but I took it.

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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
3.005.001.000.009.00

Treadmill in Philly while visiting Megan - 9 miles, averaged 6:52

1 mile @ 7:30, 4 miles @ 6:30-6:35 average, 1 mile @ ~6:08-10 pace (started at 6:15 down to 5:57-6:10), 1 mile @ 6:30ish, 2 miles easy w/ 1 200+m stride at ~5:15 thrown in. Just under 62 minutes (1:01:45). Belt was loose, but I got a good effort in and that's what mattered today. Felt good. Somewhere Bam is loudly laughing.

Brooks PureConnect Miles: 9.00
Weight: 0.00
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
9.000.000.000.009.00

9 miles on the treadmill in just under 65 minutes, averaged 7:12. I watched a bit of Dusk Til Dawn. The treadmill I was on today tops out at 10 MPH. If I move here I may have to put that comment card in.

Saucony Kinvara 2 (2) Miles: 9.00
Weight: 0.00
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
54.515.001.000.0060.51
Saucony Fastwitch Miles: 14.75Newton Trainer 5 Miles: 6.50Saucony Kinvara 2 (2) Miles: 15.01Saucony Kinvara Miles: 5.25Saucony Kinvara 2 Miles: 10.00Brooks PureConnect Miles: 9.00
Weight: 0.00
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