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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: 42.80 Month: 219.90 Year: 1620.25
Newton Flat 5 Lifetime Miles: 131.90
Miles With Megan Lifetime Miles: 465.60
Nike Zoom Streak LT2 White/Orange Lifetime Miles: 189.95
Saucony Kinvara 7 Lifetime Miles: 249.10
Altra Escalante Lifetime Miles: 524.25
Altra One V3 Blue Lifetime Miles: 299.80
Altra One V3 Blue 2 Lifetime Miles: 362.60
Specialized Diverge Pro Lifetime Miles: 781.70
Saucony ISO Freedom Lifetime Miles: 456.30
Saucony ISO Freedom Black/Green Lifetime Miles: 239.10
Saucony Kinvara 5 Blue (Vault) Lifetime Miles: 616.02
Saucony Kinvara 5 Teal (Vault) Lifetime Miles: 498.75
Cross Training Minutes 2019 Lifetime Miles: 1823.50
Saucony Kinvara 6 Lifetime Miles: 31.00
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
70.056.0010.000.0086.05
Brooks PureConnect Miles: 10.00Newton Racers Miles: 5.25Newton Trainer 4 Miles: 18.35Newton Trainer 5 Miles: 7.50Saucony Kinvara 2 Miles: 9.50Newton MV2 (Black) Miles: 12.20Saucony Kinvara Miles: 6.00Saucony Kinvara 2 (2) Miles: 6.00Saucony Fastwitch Miles: 11.25
Weight: 0.00
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
5.000.005.000.0010.00

Weather is nice, but I decided to run on the treadmill again to get some miles in without taking too much time given that I'm leaving today. 10 miles in just under 70 minutes with 5-mile LT tempo after 3 up. 6:10 for the first 2, then 6:00 for the last 3. Messed with the incline a bit to make sure my breathing was elevated enough. 2 down, fighting the silly auto cool down feature and its 4.5 MPH preset.

Brooks PureConnect Miles: 10.00
Weight: 0.00
Comments(3)
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
14.250.000.000.0014.25

AM: Vinton Woods - 9 miles, averaged 8:00. Did some strides.

PM: North Side - 5.25 miles, averaged 7:49

Megan and I got engaged yesterday, which I almost put in my entry, but figured I should probably tell my mom first.

Newton Racers Miles: 5.25Newton Trainer 4 Miles: 9.00
Weight: 0.00
Comments(9)
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
12.750.000.000.0012.75

AM: Jefferson High School - 7.5 miles, averaged 8:10. Did some pickups @ HMP to see where I was. Felt decent.

PM: Rest Haven Memorial Park loops - 5.25 miles, averaged 8:23. I used to run through this cemetery when I first started running. Never thought until today that I could use the gravel pathways for recovery. Just shy of a half mile around the outside. 

Newton Trainer 5 Miles: 7.50Saucony Kinvara 2 Miles: 5.25
Weight: 0.00
Comments(2)
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
11.300.005.000.0016.30

AM: LT repeats on Courtland: 3.1 up, then 5 x 1 mile w/ 2 min recovery jogs, 3.1 down. 5:57, 5:59, 6:03, 6:01, 6:04 (6:01 average).

A touch fast maybe, but it wasn't out of control. Had to fight back toward the end to get some seconds on the last one. Probably could have gone in reverse order and finished better, but I'm happy with it. I'd have to look, but I don't think any LT workouts from spring were this fast. In fact I know I didn't hit any sub-6s in any LT workouts, only v02 max workouts and races.

PM: Rest Haven loops - 4.1 miles, averaged 8:39

Newton MV2 (Black) Miles: 12.20Newton Trainer 4 Miles: 4.10
Weight: 0.00
Comments(5)
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
12.000.000.000.0012.00

AM: North Side - 6 EASY, averaged 8:59

PM: Rest Haven loops - 6 miles, averaged 8:31. I'm really enjoying these runs in the cemetery. Much less likely to get hit by a car, and the dead are pretty quiet when the sun is still out.

Saucony Kinvara Miles: 6.00Saucony Kinvara 2 (2) Miles: 6.00
Weight: 0.00
Comments(3)
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
9.506.000.000.0015.50

AM: Aerobic Builder. Warmed up 3 (w/ a 9:46 first mile!) then a 6 tempo. Ended up being nicely progressive, but I didn't plan it that way. I'm guessing it was my legs getting loosened up, my hips getting better extension, and so on. Splits: 6:49, 6:46, 6:41, 6:39, 6:36, 6:34 (6:41 average). 2.25 cool down. 11.25 miles total, averaged 7:26. Didn't have quite enough time to cool down as long as I wanted to, but it's off to play academic!

PM: Walked home 40 minutes because the bus was 10 minutes earlier than it has been all summer and this week. Then Rest Haven - 4.25 miles, averaged 8:26

It's almost about a month away from the time I started running 3 years ago. I never thought I would be where I am. Good times.

Saucony Fastwitch Miles: 11.25Saucony Kinvara 2 Miles: 4.25
Weight: 0.00
Comments(1)
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
5.250.000.000.005.25

North Side - 5.25 miles, averaged 8:28. Did some strides, including one school-to-school stride around lower 5-minute range to as fast as 4:35 (they just built a new charter school and the "school" markings on the road make a perfect start and finish for a 250 meter interval)

Newton Trainer 4 Miles: 5.25
Weight: 0.00
Comments(1)
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
70.056.0010.000.0086.05
Brooks PureConnect Miles: 10.00Newton Racers Miles: 5.25Newton Trainer 4 Miles: 18.35Newton Trainer 5 Miles: 7.50Saucony Kinvara 2 Miles: 9.50Newton MV2 (Black) Miles: 12.20Saucony Kinvara Miles: 6.00Saucony Kinvara 2 (2) Miles: 6.00Saucony Fastwitch Miles: 11.25
Weight: 0.00
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